Ex-England captain Wilkins dies aged 61

first_imgWilkins played 84 times for England between 1976 and 1986.His playing career also took him to AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Glasgow Rangers and Queens Park Rangers.He coached QPR, Fulham and Jordan as well as becoming caretaker manager at Chelsea when Luiz Felipe Scolari was sacked in 2009.Wilkins, who had been employed as a TV pundit, also worked alongside Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge and was assistant when Carlo Ancelotti took over.Manchester United tweeted: “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Manchester United are with the family, friends and colleagues of our former midfielder Ray Wilkins, following his tragic passing.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wilkins played 84 times for England between 1976 and 1986. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 4 – Former England and Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins has died at the age of 61 following a cardiac arrest, his former club Chelsea announced on Wednesday.“Everybody associated with Chelsea Football Club is devastated to learn of the passing of our former player, captain and assistant coach, Ray Wilkins. Rest in peace, Ray, you will be dreadfully missed,” the club said on Twitter.last_img read more

Humboldt State football kicks off season with international friendly vs. CETYS Universidad

first_imgArcata >> Rob Smith has never been in this kind of position before as a head coach.Smith’s Humboldt State football team takes the field for the first time against CETYS University at 6 p.m. tonight at the Redwood Bowl. Although, when it comes to this one counting in the win-loss column, it won’t, with the Jacks playing the first-ever exhibition game of Smith’s coaching tenure in Arcata.It’s an international friendly, sure, but it’s also the one and only in-game tune-up for HSU before it opens …last_img read more

Red Sox power to World Series victory over Dodgers, take Game 1

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado hits an RBI fielders choice to score Brian Dozier during the fifth inning of Game 1 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson fails to catch a hit by Boston’s Andrew Benintendi (not pictured) during the seventh inning of Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Fenway Park in Boston. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Dodgers …last_img read more

R5bn investment for Joburg CBD

first_img18 July 2008Johannesburg is reaping the rewards of South Africa’s Urban Development Zone tax initiative, first proclaimed five years ago, with some R5-billion being invested in designated areas in the country’s largest inner city.Of this amount, investments to the value of R1-billion had already been completed, with various projects contributing to the creation of an estimated 40 000 short- and long-term jobs in the construction industry.“Only two projects have not started, while the rest are under implementation,” said the Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality’s acting programme manager for spatial economic development, Lebo Ramoreboli.The tax incentive encourages businesses to refurbish existing buildings or to build new assets in the inner city and to offset the cost of the development against the taxable income of the company through an accelerated depreciation allowance.Another five yearsWhile most of the cities struggled with the complexities of the process and investors complained that the period was too short – leading to the extension – Johannesburg had been able to get the UDZ tax incentive successfully on the road.The municipality officially re-launched the second five-year term of the UDZ tax incentive at Turbine Square in Newtown on 14 July. Turbine Square was one of the first developments to be undertaken by a private investor under the tax incentive. Melding the old with the new, it is one of the most visually pleasing projects in the city.All the municipality’s UDZ partners were invited to the launch, where they were congratulated and thanked for their on their ongoing investment in the inner city and the confidence they had shown in the incentive.Key partners included Afhco Holdings, which has revamped 82 buildings in the inner city to date – the majority for residential purposes – and financial services group Absa, which is developing a whole compound in Ferreirasdorp.The Absa development, according to Ramoreboli, was probably the biggest UDZ development in the inner city so far.The national Treasury originally intended for the tax incentive scheme, which targeted the inner cities of 13 metropolitan areas across South Africa, to run for five years only.Extended boundaryWhile already stretching over 1 800 hectares of high density inner city property – most inner cities in South Africa comprise about 650 hectares of built environment – the metropolitan municipality wants the boundaries of the zone to be further extended.“The initial UDZ areas were selected on the basis of substantial dilapidation. These areas were haemorrhaging because of capital flight [out of the inner cities],” said Ramoreboli.But since the tax incentive was introduced in 2004, the municipality’s economic development department received numerous requests from investors to increase the UDZ boundary – and it is currently negotiating with the National Treasury to do this.Areas that are being pushed for inclusion are Mayfair and Brixton, where residential development will be encouraged, and Booysens and Selby, which already have a strong industrial character and where office development will be encouraged.In the meantime, Newtown, Braamfontein, and City and Suburban are booming; Marshall Town, Ferreirasdorp, Bellevue, Wolhuter and Selby have relatively smaller projects, though these are still sizeable in number; but Hillbrow, Berea, Yeoville and Doornfontein are not faring as well.The urban development zone tax incentive now officially expires in March 2014.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Lucy home after 5-year US tour

first_imgMalapa Hominin 1 (left), Lucy (centre) and Malapa Hominin 2 (right), showing the difference in height between A. sediba and A. afarensis. (Image: Lee Berger, Wits University) A reconstruction of what Lucy might have looked like, by award-winning palaeoartist Elisabeth Daynes.(Image: Atelier Daynes) The Hadar region in Ethiopia, where Lucy was found. Family tree showing the existing hominoids: humans (genus Homo), chimpanzees and bonobos (genus Pan), gorillas (genus Gorilla), orangutans (genus Pongo), and gibbons (four genera of the family Hylobatidae: Hylobates, Hoolock, Nomascus, and Symphalangus). All except gibbons are hominids.(Images: Wikipedia) MEDIA CONTACTS • National Museum of Ethiopia  +251 11 111 7150 RELATED ARTICLES • New fox species found at Malapa • A new boost for an old science • SA unearths new human ancestor • Fossils tell the mammal story • Maropeng top evotourism destinationJanine ErasmusEthiopia’s grand old lady Lucy – the 3.2-million-year-old fossil discovered in 1974 – has come home after touring the US for the last five years. Her return was enthusiastically celebrated by her compatriots, who consider her an icon of human evolution.Lucy is a specimen of the hominid species Australopithecus afarensis, which walked the earth between 3.9-million and 2.9-million years ago. South Africa’s A. sediba, which lived about two-million years ago, is thought to possibly be a link between Lucy’s species and our own.Taxonomically, hominids, or Hominidae, belong to a family of primates, which include four living genera, namely humans; gorillas; orangutans; and chimpanzees and bonobos. Australopithecus is one of the extinct genera in the family. One of the notable characteristics of the family is the ability to walk upright.Fossils belonging to A. afarensis have only ever been found in North Africa, and Lucy is no exception – she was unearthed at Hadar, a village in the Awash Valley in Ethiopia’s Afar Triangle. This is the origin of her species name. She is also known by her catalogue name of AL 288-1, signifying Afar Locality, the site’s number, and the first fossil discovered there.This region is known for its wealth of archaeological finds; they include the Gawis cranium, most of the top of the skull of what scientists believe to be a human ancestor from the Middle Pleistocene period (about 781-thousand to 126-thousand years ago). It also encompasses the Gona river, where stone tools dating back 2.6-million years were found between 1992 and 1994.Throwing off Ethiopia’s negative imageThe US trip marked the first time that Lucy, known locally as Dinknesh (“special” or “wonderful” in Amharic), had left her home country. Before the jet-setting fossil went abroad, she had been stored in a special vault at the National Museum in Addis Ababa.The tour was titled Lucy’s Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia, and it featured over 140 other cultural and religious artefacts, both ancient and modern.Although she was accompanied by a team of scientists and security personnel, there was some opposition to the initiative, mainly because of fear that Lucy would be damaged. One of the objectors was National Museum researcher Berhane Asfaw, who was quoted as saying that he was the first to object and even though she’s returned he still is not convinced it was necessary to send Lucy away.The tour took in 11 US cities, including Houston, Seattle, New York, and Austin.A portion of the tour’s proceeds, said to be around US$1.5-million (R14.3-million), was allocated to the museum to help it upgrade its research facilities. The tour was also aimed at raising Ethiopia’s profile as a tourism and science destination.Breakthrough discoveryLucy was discovered on 24 November 1974 by US paleoanthropologist Donald Johansen and graduate student Tom Gray, while the two were mapping the area. A white bone caught their attention, and one glance told them it was a hominid ulna – a bone from the forearm. Investigating further, they found more fragments, and eventually managed to collect 40% of the skeleton, including a lower jaw, skull and pelvis. Because none of the bones and bone fragments were duplicated, the team realised they had come across the remains of a single person.Her informal name comes from the famous Beatles’ song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, played over and over by the team during their celebrations just after the find.She is thought to be a female because of the width of her pelvic opening, and because her size is consistent with the trend seen at Hadar of males being bigger and females being smaller – Lucy is a little lady. While alive she stood about 105cm tall and weighed just 29kg. Physically, she looked similar to a chimpanzee, with an ape-sized brain too.Although her species was able to live in trees, Lucy’s petite skeleton also shows evidence that she walked upright – her knee cap has a prominent lip which prevents it from slipping out of position as weight shifts from leg to leg during walking, and the surfaces of her knee joint are adapted to the extra weight they need to carry in the upright position. Also, Lucy’s pelvis and vertebrae show typical adaptations, such as a spinal curve, needed to cope with a permanent upright stance.Her humerus (upper arm) to femur (upper leg) ratio is 84.6%, a figure obtained by dividing the length of the humerus by the length of the femur and multiplying by 100. In contrast, this figure is 97.8% for chimps, indicating long arms for climbing trees, and 71.8% for modern humans. Lucy’s dimensions indicate that either her legs were lengthening, or her arms were getting shorter, or both.The researchers are of the opinion that Lucy was a vegetarian. They found no clues as to the manner of her death, as her bones showed no signs of damage from scavengers. Lucy was already an adult when she died, because her cranial bones had fused and her wisdom teeth – the third pair of molars – had emerged and were slightly worn.According to Johansen, Lucy is important not because she’s the oldest or best-preserved fossil – she is neither – but because her species is located on the human family tree at a “pivotal point”. At that time there was a split leading to the development of two branches – one leading to the human genus Homo, and one that died out.Until just a few years ago Lucy was the oldest hominid fossil known. The discovery in 1994 of Ardi, a female of the early human-like species Ardipithecus ramidus, eclipsed even Lucy, as the newcomer was estimated to be about 4.4-million years old.last_img read more

Social Networks: Boomers Feel Left Out

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Even though baby boomers make up more than one quarter of all US Internet users, and even though the majority of this group spends over five hour per week online, a new survey by Burst Media found that only 14% of boomers feel that the content on the Internet is focused on people their age. An even smaller number of boomers (9.9%) thinks that Internet advertising is focused on their demographic. With regards to social networks, most boomers also think that these sites are not focused on people their age.According to Burst Media, close to 80% of women and 76% of men under 34 belong to at least one social networking site. For baby boomers, these numbers drop to 50% and 44% respectively. Part of the problem here is that boomers don’t think that these social networks are focused on their age group. Only 11.9% of boomers who belong to a social networking site think that the site is geared to people their age. As the Burst Media survey notes, boomers actively look for different things online than younger users. Young adults look for entertainment news (49%), games (41%), local and national news (37%), and social media sites (36%). Boomers, on the other hand, are far more interested in local and national news (55%), shopping info (41%), and health info (40%).According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Boomers make up 34% of Internet users in the US, and as a recent report from Forrester Research pointed out, this group is quite comfortable with creating and consuming social media. Social networks, however, still haven’t quite found the right angle to draw these users in. Bonus: Would Your Life be Disrupted if You Couldn’t Get Online? 83% Say So83% of respondents to this survey say that their daily routines would be disrupted if they couldn’t get online. 41% even say that their lives would be ‘significantly disrupted.’ Interestingly, slightly more women (43.9%) than men (39.3%) think that their lives would be significantly disrupted without access to the Internet.These are pretty impressive numbers, though we have to keep the methodology of this survey in mind. All of the respondents were Internet users, and this was an online survey. If Burst Media had also surveyed offline users, these number would probably have been slightly different. frederic lardinois Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#NYT#web last_img read more

Why Microsoft Is Like The GOP

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Ballmer#Fixing Microsoft#Microsoft joachim kempin A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting [Editor’s note: Joachim Kempin is a former top Microsoft executive and author of a new memoir, Resolve and Fortitude: Microsoft’s ‘Secret Power Broker’ Breaks His Silence. This is Kempin’s fourth column on Microsoft for ReadWrite. See his earlier contributions here, here and here.]Over the last couple of weeks, my provocative weekly columns and blogs have created an astonishing amount of feedback. I feel honored. The general tenor: Microsoft is no longer capable of creating innovative ideas or products. In his latest CBS interview, even Bill Gates joined that chorus. People have given up on the company and its leadership team. Some hate its CEO so much that they can’t write about him or the company he is supposed to lead in a rational fashion. They call Microsoft “the Borg.” I have quite a different take on the company and its potential.Four years ago this country was in the throes of an economic recession not seen since the 1930s. Then-candidate Obama campaigned with the motto of hope and change. I am campaigning for this once great company with the same thought in mind. Stone me – I probably deserve it – but I still firmly believe that deep down Microsoft has the talent to rise to the occasion and cause the paradigm shift needed to lift itself from the ashes.In many ways, Microsoft’s current predicament is similar to the one facing the Republican Party today. With the country still plagued by a 9% unemployment rate, Obama in 2012 was vulnerable, but Republicans couldn’t take advantage. Obama ran an efficient data-mining campaign, and his team possessed the better kaleidoscope in regard to the country’s shifting diversity mix, social order, and values. The world has changed around the Republican Party, and like Microsoft it hasn’t kept up. Continuing to condemn abortion, gay marriage, gun control and entitlements while calling on illegal immigrants to self-deport will further marginalize the Grand Old Party.The World Has Changed – Microsoft Hasn’tToday, Microsoft finds itself searching for static security within a continuously evolving social-technological landscape. Back in the late 90s, together with its partners, Microsoft owned the dominant information technology platform and ecosystem. A questionable judge and an appellate court concurred with the Feds, and ill-guided politicians, Microsoft haters, and competitors maintained that the company had gotten too powerful and needed to be reined in. I still consider their intervention a first class judicial blunder, but who am I to change antitrust history?Declaring the company a monopoly and stamping the scarlet M on Bill Gates’ forehead, caused a lot of pain and a change of guard, which led to an unparalleled leadership crisis. The company lost its edge.No wonder! Competition never rests. As complacency, bureaucracy, and lawyer scrutiny gain the upper hand, you will lose your lead and endanger your franchise. Bombing with a disastrous Windows Vista operating system, getting a late start on cloud computing, and not recognizing social media and mobile trends nearly pushed the company over the cliff. From then on, Microsoft found itself in catch-up mode. Infighting fractions, talent drain, and severely hampered technical thought leadership accelerated the dethroning of that once top-notch enterprise.Like the Republican Party, Microsoft’s leadership team never got the message that the landscape was rapidly changing to its disadvantage. The company’s fixation on the declining Windows platform reminds me of the Republican Party’s continuing focus on 18th-Century social values where no Internet existed, long-distance travel was done via horse and carriage, and Social Security and Medicare were not heard of. While the majority of constitutional principles developed by the founding fathers remain valid and worthwhile to defend, the last 200 years have left their mark and caused several paradigm shifts progressively adjusting people’s social consciousness.Missing The Shift To MobileInnovation and changes in information technology preferences happen much quicker. The last decade presents itself as a great example of a relatively swift first-choice-transformation as hordes of end-users opted out of Windows-based devices and flocked to alternative mobile communication tools. Microsoft’s top honchos missed this paradigm shift badly, which deteriorated the Windows franchise, making it less relevant and less valuable. The time has come for Microsoft to accept that, move on, and pursue growth opportunities beyond.When it comes to politics, I am an independent who subscribes to William James’ style of pragmatism. I always vote for whoever presents common sense, and not for party doctrine or ideology, which will rarely be executed upon anyway. During my 20 years in Microsoft, I had plenty of opportunities to observe a similar viewpoint from Microsoft’s partners. They preferred to stay independent enough so that they could freely pursue the most promising opportunities and not merely follow Redmond’s ideologically driven dictate.As long as Microsoft’s offerings were compelling and helped them win, they were loyal followers. Today, they are defecting in droves because Microsoft’s leadership has missed the boat too often. I would have humbly acknowledged this, even in defeat, and embraced it as a growth opportunity by catching up and leading the next phase of innovation.Instead, the current leadership team jealously clings to a shrinking Windows franchise and continues on the path to protect it, without seeing beyond its limited horizon. That conduct is preventing the company from pursuing software development opportunities on other platforms that, when combined, have already started overtaking Windows. (Protectionism, even with resolve and fortitude in mind, is the worst solution where collapse is not an option!)Be Open, Not ClosedThe key for Microsoft’s revival lies in writing software for all relevant platforms—in particular the ones outside its current realm like iOS and Android, more than doubling its business potential. Look forward and make innovation work and ring in a new area of openness! Only that will set new standards people can trust, retain current partners, and regain lost ground with others. This is why I think the company needs a major overhaul from top to bottom, accompanied by a shift in management style I can believe in. Bob Herbold’s book What’s Holding You Back comes to my mind.For this change to take hold, a very effective ground game will be needed to recoup lost trust with every possible hardware and software vendor. The Obama team executed this to perfection by audaciously switching its 2012 motto to forward and winning over doubtful voters who believed in his hope-and-change message, but were deeply disappointed of what had transpired during his first term. A huge door-to-door campaign and effectively using information technology ahead of his rival cured this impression and made voters reborn believers.It reminds me of what I witnessed during the Windows 95 crusade. Microsoft ran a terrific ground game by nearly tripling its software- and hardware developer support, instead of letting it slide, as an insider recently mentioned to me in regard to Windows 8. Just count the number of available Windows 8 applications. Ten thousand, as another employee told me, were envisioned at launch! The company missed that goal by a wide margin! The ground game, while desperately needed, was ineffective. Long time hardware partners even felt outright betrayed when the company launched competitive tablets. Like software developers they continue to move on to competitive mobile, social media and other environments by assuming they provide greater opportunities. What an embarrassment!How large of an earthquake will be needed to shake Redmond to its foundation, and stop pursuing an already lost dream? The company still has significant financial resources and talent, and therefore I have neither given up on hope and change nor on forward. Call me stupid, but with a lame duck board, the only solution might spring from shareholder dissatisfaction and rebellion. That is extreme but it might, in the end, offer the only chance. What remains to be seen is whether this this alone will be enough to propel the Redmond juggernaut fast and far enough forward to come to grips with the realities of the 21st Century technology trends. Related Posts last_img read more

Mayweather is next–Roach

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. If the punches land on fight night, said Roach, he expects a knockout triumph that has not happened under his watch since 2009 against Miguel Cotto.And with Pacquiao’s old buddy Buboy Fernandez at the helm, Pacquiao tasted a KO win once again when he stopped Lucas Matthyse in the seventh last July in Kuala Lumpur.But the scenario is clear on Roach’s mind come fight night: A stoppage in the later rounds.He added: “I don’t want the referee coming to the rescue (of Broner), I want it him laid out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “You know that there’s a reason why Floyd went on TV the other night (during an NBA Filipino Heritage game that honored Pacquiao), and it’s to show the world that he’s still there,” said Roach.Mayweather also bumped into Pacquiao last year in Tokyo festival where the undefeated American announced his desire for a rematch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“And I think that part of the reason, I think the winner of this fight (Pacquiao against Adrien Broner) has the chance of getting him (Mayweather),” said Roach. “I hope so yes, because that’s the one fight I would like to have back. I know we can do better.”The first fight, which reportedly earned $600 million, was a big disappointment and ended with the flashy American winning via unanimous decision over the Filipino icon who turned out to be nursing an injured shoulder. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting HOLLYWOOD—A rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is highly possible.The affable Freddie Roach said there’s a strong chance there will be repeat of the 2015 “Battle for Greatness” between boxing’s standard bearers.ADVERTISEMENT “Hopefully that happens, if not there’s a lot of guys out there who are big names, but Mayweather’s my first choice,” added Roach, who acts as consultant for the Jan. 19 WBA world welterweight fight at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.Broner is likened to Mayweather in terms of his being a defensive, counter-punching fighter. But that doesn’t bother Roach.“He’s a counter-puncher and doesn’t come to us much, he’s the type of guy that sucks you in,” said Roach. “But we’ve dealt with that before, I mean he’s not our favorite type of fighter.”But what keeps Roach’s hope afloat was the fact that Pacquiao himself told him he’s going for a knockout.“He told me he’s gonna knock this guy out, he’s never said that to me in my life. So I’m happy where’s his head right now. If a knockout comes it’s good but I’m happy that he wants a knockout because that means he’s got his killer instinct back,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT Younghusbands’ dilemma LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

David Warner keen on carrying IPL form to Champions Trophy

first_imgAustralian opener and Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner said he was keen on continuing his current sparkling form in the Indian Premier League to the upcoming Champions Trophy in England.”I hope so. Obviously, I am going to give my best all the time. For me, the last four months has been very effective. I want to keep that momentum going. Not just for me but playing for my country as well,” Warner told PTI.Noting that Australia have got a balanced side, led by captain Steve Smith, Warner said he was looking forward to the tournament.”It’s going to be a great tournament. You have to win every game basically to win the tournament. So for us, we are going to go out there and be positive. We got a great, balanced team, led by Smithie. We have positive thoughts and I really look forward to it,” he said.The eight-team Champions Trophy tournament will start from June 1.Talking about the IPL, he said the fact that the grand finale of the IPL will be held in Hyderabad also gives them the extra incentive to do well.The Sunrisers are currently placed at fourth position in the points table with 13 points and Warner hoped that his team would finish second before the playoffs.”Away games have been a bit challenging for us. We are just missing the mark a little bit when we play away. But, the positive thing is we know that if we can make our way to the finals, we know that it’s going to be home. That’s another positive for us,” Warner said ahead of their match against Rising Pune Supergiant.advertisementThe final of the IPL will be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium in Hyderabad on May 21 as the SRH are the defending champions.”Obviously, we need to win a couple of more games before we secure the top-four. Hopefully, positively, may be finishing top two. We know that we are a good team and a day game as well. So, for us it’s about going out there and playing our best cricket and obviously starting as well as we can,” he said.Warner said his side’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan from Afghanistan was a great prospect for his country.”He (Rashid) is a fantastic prospect for Afghanistan. It is a great find from the IPL. It is great to give him opportunity and show his capabilities against the world’s best players,” he said.Warner also said that he does meditation to keep himself fit and going, besides the routine physical exercises.”I love meditation. On rare occasions like we were in Dharamshala, I want to go out in the open in the mountains and meditate a little bit,” he said.last_img read more

Sports Highlights

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 7 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1730 hours EXPECTED STORIES: *FIFA World Cup- Report of quarterfinal match between Sweden and England. Report of quarterfinal match between Croatia and Russia. *Stories related to Wimbledon. STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-IND-PREVIEWKuldeep, Chahal under pressure after England fight back By Chetan Narula Bristol, July 7 (PTI) Rendered ineffective in the previous match, India’s wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal would look to bounce back against ‘well-prepared’ England batsmen as the two teams clash in the series-deciding third Twenty20 International, here tomorrow. SPO-IND-MORGAN Difference in conditions from Manchester helped us: Morgan Cardiff, July 7 (PTI) England skipper Eoin Morgan said the difference in conditions from the first game in Manchester worked to their advantage as they levelled the three-match Twenty20 series against India 1-1 after winning the second game. SPO-IND-CHAHALEngland did well to curb mistakes: Chahal By Chetan Narula Cardiff, July 7 (PTI) England batsmen made fewer mistakes in the second Twenty20 as compared to the Manchester game and consequently won the second match, said India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.SPO-IND-KOHLIEngland tackled Kuldeep well and it made difference: Kohli Cardiff, Jul 7 (PTI) England could level the series since they came well-prepared to effectively tackle wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav, India captain Virat Kohli said after they lost the second Twenty20 by five wickets.SPO-DHONI-BIRTHDAYPapa you are getting older, daughter reminds Dhoni on 37th birthday Cardiff, July 7 (PTI) Ringing in his 37th birthday sporting a thick, grey beard, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was reminded that he was “getting older” through a song by none other than his toddler daughter Ziva.advertisement SPO-WC-BETIbrahimovic, Beckham make friendly bet on Sweden-England Los Angeles, July 7 (AFP) Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham have agreed on the terms of a friendly wager ahead of the England v Sweden World Cup quarter-final today. SPO-WC-BRAZIL-CAMPAIGNFour years on, another World Cup ends in agony for Neymar and BrazilKazan (Russia), July 7 (AFP) Four years after the psychodrama of Neymar’s injury and a humiliating World Cup semi-final defeat as hosts, Brazil are forced to come to terms with the crushing disappointment of a failed mission in Russia. PTI APA APA APAlast_img read more