West Indies players Keemo Paul and Darren Bravo suffer injuries during 3rd Test vs EnglandWest Indies vs England 3rd Test St Lucia: Keemo Paul suffered a right quadricep strain early in the morning of Day 3 in the Test match while Darren Bravo did not take the field with injury.advertisement Abreshmina S Quadri Saint LuciaFebruary 12, 2019UPDATED: February 12, 2019 00:35 IST West Indies vs England 3rd Test Day 3 St Lucia: Keemo Paul was stretched off after sustaining a right quadricep strain. (AP Photo)West Indies found themselves in a precarious situation on Day 3 of the third Test against England on Monday after pacer Keemo Paul was stretchered off the field, sustaining a right quadricep strain. Paul had taken Rory Burns wicket on the first ball of the day but could not last for long.On the other hand, medium pacer Darren Bravo also suffered an injury in the left first finger while batting on Day 2 and did not take the field on Day 3 as he was being attended by physio Khevyn Williams and Shamarh Brooks came on as substitutes.During the 14th over on Day 3, Keemo Paul was seen in some pain, lying flat on his back beyond the boundary line and after the physio attended to him, he was taken off on a stretcher. The play resumed soon after with a substitute replacing Paul.WEST INDIES VS ENGLAND, 3RD TEST DAY 3 IN GROS ISLET: LIVE CRICKET SCOREEngland have taken command in the third Test after losing the series with West Indies taking an unassailable 2-0 lead with massive wins in the first two Tests.At the time of publishing, England were 207 for 3 and led West Indies by 330 runs. England had scored 277 in the first innings, in reply of which West Indies were bowled out for just 154 runs, courtesy Mark Wood’s fifer.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow West Indies vs EnglandFollow West Indies vs England 3rd TestFollow Keemo PaulFollow darren bravo
US builders began work on fewer houses in November, though 2012 likely to show big gains AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Dec 19, 2012 10:25 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. builders broke ground on fewer houses in November after starting work in October at the fastest pace in four years. Superstorm Sandy likely slowed starts in the Northeast.The Commerce Department said Wednesday that builders began construction of homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 861,000. That was 3 per cent less than October’s annual rate of 888,000, the fastest since July 2008.Still, the decline follows months of strong gains. Housing starts remain on track for their best year in four years, and the housing market overall appears to be sustaining its recovery.An encouraging sign was that applications for building permits, a sign of future construction, rose to 899,000 in November, the most since July 2008.“Growth in housing starts was extremely strong in the prior three months … so some giveback is not a concern at this point,” said Robert Kavcic, an economist at BMO Capital Markets.Housing starts fell 5.2 per cent in the Northeast from October to November. Starts in the West fell 19.2 per cent. Over the past year, housing starts have declined nearly 26 per cent in the Northeast, the only region to record a year-over-year drop.The overall slide in construction in November was due to single-family homes. Builders began work on 4.1 per cent fewer single-family homes than in October. By contrast, construction of apartment buildings, which tends to fluctuate sharply, rose 1.4 per cent in November, driven by higher rents.Housing starts were 21.6 per cent higher last month than in November 2011. Housing starts are far above the annual rate of 478,000 touched in April 2009, the recession low. They’re still well short of the roughly 1.5 million annual rate consistent with a healthy market.But numerous signs suggest that the housing market is picking up. Builder confidence rose in December for a seventh straight month to the highest level in more than 6 1/2 years, according to a survey released Tuesday by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo.The index of builder sentiment rose two points to 47, the highest since 2006. Builders are more optimistic, in particular, about current sales and buyer traffic, the survey found.Readings below 50 still signal negative sentiment about the housing market. But the index has been rising since October 2011, when it was 17.More people are looking for a new house or apartment, encouraged by modest job gains, a gradually improving economy and mortgage rates near record-low levels. At the same time, fewer homes are available for sale. The low supply is helping lift prices.Sales of previously occupied homes rose 2.1 per cent in October. New-home sales fell slightly that month, slowed by steep declines in the Northeast from Superstorm Sandy. But they were still 17 per cent higher that month than in the same month a year ago.Sandy struck the East Coast on Oct. 29, disrupting businesses and cutting off power to 8 million homes in 10 states.Though new homes represent less than 20 per cent of the housing sales market, they have an outsize impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in tax revenue, according to data from the homebuilders association.