Ranji Trophy: Odisha thrash Assam by 9 wickets

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam suffered huge 9 wickets loss, that too within two and half days, against Odisha in the Ranji Trophy tie at the ACA Stadium here today. It was the first loss for Assam in the season.Starting from their overnight score 60-4 Assam today lost wickets on regular intervals and finally bowled out 132 in their second innings. Except Sibsankar Roy no other batter were able to stay on the wicket too longThe fate of the game was almost written on the wall when Assam, started their second innings with arrears of 119 runs, finished the second day at 60-4. Captain Amit Sinha, who remained not out yesterday, departed first this morning. He scored only 7. Thereafter Assam lost wicket on regular basis in the morning and finally got out 132 in the second innings. However, Sibsankar fought bravely and tried alone to stretch the innings. He completed half century today before got out on 56. The left hander altogether faced 124 balls in the innings and hit seven boundaries. Only Ranjit Mali gave little accompany to him and the duo added 35 runs on the eighth wicket partnership which helped the team to earn slender 14 runs lead.Apart from Sibsankar only two other batsmen- Rishav Das (15) and Ranjeet Mali (11) were able to score double-figure runs in the second innings.Among the bowlers of Odisha, Rajesh Mohanty came out with best figure. The young pacer picked up three wickets yesterday and added another three-Amit, Ranjit Mali and Rahul Singh (0)-to finish the match 11-86. Romario Sharma (7) was the other batsman who got out today.Odisha took 3.3 overs to score the required runs losing a single wicket which was collected by Mukhtar Hussain.Assam coach Zakaria Zuffri after the match said, “The performance is very frustrating and we as a team has to show more of character and professionalism in the coming matches.”On the other hand Odisha coach Rashmi Ranjan Parida was surprised to see that the match ended so early. He also praised his team’s young pacer Rajesh Mohanty and Assam batsman Riyan Parag.”Both are prospective’ said the coach. Also Read: Sports newslast_img read more

Shoah Foundation’s film nominated for best short

first_imgThe team interviews Xia Shuqin about her experiences during the Nanjing Massacre in the late 1930s. (Photo courtesy of the Shoah Foundation)The USC Shoah Foundation’s documentary on the 1938 Nanjing Massacre, “A Girl and the Picture,” was nominated for best short film by the International Documentary Association in late October. Directed and produced by Academy Award winner Vanessa Roth and Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith, the film follows the life of Xia Shuqin, an 89-year-old survivor, as she describes her story facing the Nanjing Massacre.“‘The Girl and The Picture’ is about the importance of bearing witness,” Smith said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “By focusing on Madame Xia’s relationship with her granddaughter and great grandson, the film underscores the importance of transferring the memory of an atrocity from one generation to another. The film binds their families across cultures and continents and highlights their shared commitment to preserving the memory of what happened.”The film was created over the course of six months and screened at various events, including Tribeca  and American Documentary film festivals. The creators hope that its message will impact international audiences, as they made many edits to the film to ensure its cultural legitimacy and accuracy, according to Roth. “I wanted to make sure that the domestic and international audience felt I was respecting and telling an authentic story,” Roth said. “I [didn’t] want it to feel disingenuous, I want to make sure that they feel proud about the story that they shared with me.”The story is special because it focuses on the specifics of a few characters, Roth said. Instead of integrating Madame Xia’s story into a broader history, Roth felt that the film would be more effective if it related to audiences through an authentic human experience.“My interest in [the film] was in making sure we made a film that was very human and personal to them,” she said. “We wanted to make a film through the lens of individual people … and translate that to being a story about the bigger moments in history.”The international award recognizes world-class non-fiction films and documentaries, and each nominated film expands on the compassion and interconnectedness of the human experience, according to the IDA’s mission statement. “The nomination is a welcome endorsement of our commitment to ensuring that the Nanjing Massacre doesn’t fade from collective memory, or become whitewashed by revisionist narratives,” Rob Kuznia, the Shoah Foundation’s external relations coordinator, said in an email to the Daily Trojan. However, according to Smith, the award does more than just recognize the efforts of the team. It’s also a sign that the international documentary society deemed it an important cultural resource and is encouraging the USC Shoah Foundation to continue its efforts in historical preservation. “We aren’t in this for awards,” Smith said. “We play the long game, and plan to preserve and share the personal stories of Madame Xia and other survivors of the Nanjing Massacre — be it via this film, or through their testimonies — in perpetuity, no matter what.”The award for best short film will be announced Dec. 8.last_img read more