first_imgMissing Mary Boyle’s twin sister Ann has complained to Gardai about the recent dig to find her sister’s body.The site at Cashelard which Gardai dug up in the search for missing Mary BoyleGardai used a JCB to excavate a quarter acre site just 100 metres from where Mary was last seen in Cashelard near Ballyshannon in 1977.It follows a scan by a geophysical company Scantech who identified a possible burial site in the area. However before they could finalise their report, Gardai carried out a dig.Now Ann Boyle has called on the Garda ombudsman to investigate the dig.“The Gardai had come in looking for a body when it was more likely they would find evidence of a temporary resting place or grave. All those clues appear to be gone,” said Ann.  MISSING MARY’S SISTER COMPLAINS TO GARDAI ABOUT DIG was last modified: April 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ann BoyleCashelarddigGardaiMARY BOYLElast_img read more

All eyes on Adrian Fernandez

first_img Last year, Fernandez added to his success at the track by winning the IRL race. His current resume also includes victories as a car owner, the latest last Sunday in Kentucky by Scott Sharp. Fernandez was back at the track earlier this week, in a totally different role. The veteran Mexican driver was not pushing a 1,200-pound open-wheel car around the track, but a 3,500-pound NASCAR Busch Series Chevrolet in preparation for the Sept. 3, 300-mile race at the track. It’s the same for Lowe’s. Jimmie Johnson is the company’s poster boy, but Fernandez could open the door for a new demographic for the chain. NASCAR inspires loyalty, and Lowe’s believes Fernandez can be a pied piper of sorts in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida. That certainly would be great for Hendrick, which has Fernandez for five Busch races. It was supposed to be a one-off deal in the Busch race at Mexico City, but extended to include Busch races at Fontana, Phoenix, Texas and Miami. Hendrick isn’t entering the four races expecting Fernandez to win. The organization hopes Fernandez can be consistent, finish in the top 20 and improve each time. To achieve that, Fernandez spent two grueling days in the car. Instead of air conditioning, the car was loaded with telemetry. It provided data Fernandez and crew chief Jim Long poured over. It all was a new experience for Fernandez. At one point, he thought he was off the throttle, only to find he was was only half off. The tires fell off with each lap, it took more effort to steer the car and aerodymanic issues were altogether different. There is still much to learn, like driving in traffic and drafting. Long is confident his driver can learn to deal with it, as is Fernandez. After all, he’s not a rookie. The stakes are high for NASCAR, Lowe’s, Hendrick and Fernandez in the Busch race. Perhaps not as much as Martin Truex Jr.’s drive for the championship, but enough that many eyes will be on Fernandez once again. Louis Brewster covers motor racing. His column appears Thursday. He can be reached at (909) 483-9363 or louis.brewster@sbsun.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Although he has nothing to prove, Fernandez is not taking this assignment lightly. In two days of testing at Fontana, he logged more than 400 laps in an attempt to learn as much as possible about his Lowe’s-sponsored ride. The session was more – much more – than just getting comfortable behind the wheel. NASCAR is banking on Fernandez, as is Lowe’s. Hendrick Motorsports, the same outfit that fields cars for Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, also has a big stake in the project. For the sanctioning body, Fernandez represents a great opportunity to introduce the Hispanic population to stock car racing. Fernandez is an icon in Mexico, and among Hispanics on both sides of the border. His test session warranted coverage on the front page of a Mexico City newspaper on Tuesday. center_img Adrian Fernandez knows his way around California Speedway in a race car. He’s reached speeds in excess of 250 mph at the track, one year in front of 100,000 fans. He has experienced the highs and lows of the sport at Fontana, all in one afternoon. His victory in the 1999 CART Marlboro 500 was overshadowed by the death of Gregg Moore in the same race. last_img read more

Donegal Gardai seek whereabouts of two Chinese men

first_imgGardai in Donegal are seeking the assistance of the public in a bid to track down and speak to two Chinese nationals.Officers in Ballyshannon are seeking to speak to the two men who are both in their 40s.The first man has been named as 43-year-old Sen Huihe. He is described as 5’7″ in height with black hair and brown eyes.The second man is named as 42-year-old Zai Chao Xiang. He is described as 5’5″ tall with black hair and brown eyes.Anybody with any information on the whereabouts of either of these men is asked to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station.Donegal Gardai seek whereabouts of two Chinese men was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Chinese nationalsdonegalGardaisearchlast_img read more

Chelsea’s Marin linked with QPR move

first_imgQPR could be interested in signing Marko Marin on loan from Chelsea, German newspaper Bild have reported.Rangers have also been linked with a move for Manchester City’s England defender Joleon Lescott.City are looking to offload Lescott when the transfer window opens, according to The Sun.It is claimed that his former club Everton are interested but his wages – reported to be £90,000 per week – could be a problem for them and that this could open the door for Rangers.Loftus Road boss Harry Redknapp is keen to sign at least one centre-back in January.And the Daily Mail report that Redknapp has launched a bid to sign West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fulham v Huddersfield line-ups: Whites reshuffle defence, Town man banned, Chelsea loanee starts

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesFulham have reshuffled their defence as part of four chaanges from the side that lost at Aston Villa.Tomas Kalas has recovered from a hamstring injury and replaces Michael Madl, while Ryan Fredericks makes his first start of the season at right-back.There’s also a change at left-back, where Scott Malone returns at the expense of Ryan Sessegnon.Tom Cairney is also back in the line-up, with Scott Parker dropping to the bench.Huddersfield show three changes with midfielder Jonathan Hogg suspended.Manchester City loanee Aaron Mooy replaces him, with Harry Bunn in for Rajiv van la Parra and Mark Hudson displacing Michael Hefele at centre-back.Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer is also included in the Huddersfield side.Fulham: Button; Fredericks, Sigurdsson, Kalas, Malone; McDonald, Johansen; Cairney, Aluko, Piazon; Martin.Subs: Bettinelli, Odoi, Ream, Sessegnon, Parker, Ayite, Smith.Huddersfield: Ward; Smith, Hudson, Schindler, Lowe; Whitehead, Mooy; Kachunga, Palmer, Bunn; Wells.Subs: Murphy, Cranie, Holmes-Dennis, Hefele, Payne, Van La Parra, Paurevic.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

EWT making tracks in conservation

first_imgKelly Marnewick, the EWT’s carnivore conservation specialist, hopes to developa more effective conservation plan for the vulnerable cheetah.(Image: Wikimedia Commons) Marnewick tracks cheetah in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Pretoria.(Image: Mike Tippet) Marnewick with her dog Diesel, who is trained to sniff out cheetah droppings. MEDIA CONTACTS • Hayley Komen  EWT communications manager  +27 11 372 3600 RELATED ARTICLES • Cheetah guru wins Tyler Prize • Biggest nature park in the world • Kruger Park marks 110 years • West African lion linked to Asiatic cat • Raggies to help shark conservationEmily van RijswijckFrom fitting flappers to alert large birds to the dangers of power lines, to counting South Africa’s cheetah population in the Kruger Park through an ingenious tourist photographic competition, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is leaving its mark on nature conservation in the country.With 38 years of hands-on conservation experience in Southern Africa, the small NGO has projects on the go in all nine South African provinces as well as in Kenya, Botswana and Uganda. It is also currently collaborating on projects with countries such as Tanzania, Namibia and Sudan.After so many years the EWT’s main focus continues to be the initiation and maintenance of on-the-ground conservation research and activities.Among its success stories are greater conservation efforts for the African crane and South Africa’s many vulture species, as well as getting communities more involved in conservation efforts.Spotting the cheetahEWT specialists are deployed throughout Southern Africa to engage in applied fieldwork, research and communication with relevant parties. One such specialist is Kelly Marnewick, the EWT’s manager for carnivore conservation.Tracking South Africa’s most elusive big cat, the cheetah, is her passion. She is now busy with her doctorate which focuses on cheetah living outside protected areas, and plans to use her research to determine the status, range use and habitat selection of these animals.In the end, she hopes to come up with a better conservation plan for the magnificent cats, which are listed as vulnerable on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in future.“We really know almost nothing about these animals. There is limited data available on cheetah.”Marnewick has been tracking cheetah with her sniffer dog Diesel for many years now and with her contagious enthusiasm for wildlife, has been instrumental in changing the attitudes of farmers in the areas where she works. Some farmers view wild animals such as the cheetah as vermin, and will readily destroy them either in retaliation for livestock theft, or in anticipation of the killing of livestock.Free-roaming catsCheetah are elusive creatures, roaming over large tracts of land in order to avoid confrontation with their arch enemies, lion and hyena – in protected reserves these two predators are responsible for most cheetah deaths.Marnewick tracked a cheetah over a remarkable range of 1 500 square kilometres.“Cheetah do not recognise international boundaries and this means that our conservation planning also needs to break down boundaries,” she said.A long-term goal for the EWT is to increase the number of free-roaming cheetah in South Africa.The idea is to connect smaller South African reserves, especially in Kwazulu-Natal and the Waterberg area of Limpopo, with those in Botswana and Zimbabwe as well as the Maputo Elephant Reserve where free-roaming cheetah populations occur in stable numbers. The Limpopo cheetah population is already connected with Botswana and Zimbabwe.These areas have several small reserves with cheetah reintroduced, and the long term plan is to develop mechanisms where the animals can move freely between these reserves and negate the need for intensive management of their populations, said Marnewick.Cheetah thriving in KrugerThe Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga is home to the country’s only unmanaged, viable cheetah population. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African lowveld, this world-famous reserve of nearly two-million hectares is one of the country’s top tourist destinations and home to the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo.Every five years the EWT holds a cheetah tourist photographic survey to establish population numbers in the park. The results of the last survey, conducted in 2008/2009, revealed that the park has an estimated 400 of these mammals.This is a healthy number for cheetah, confirmed Marnewick, “but we are not going to sit back and relax.”Fulltime cheetah project Complimenting Marnewick’s research, the EWT recently appointed Vincent van der Merwe as a fulltime project coordinator to focus exclusively on cheetah in small fenced protected areas. In South Africa, cheetah have been reintroduced into 37 reserves and a population of approximately 280 cats now occurs in fragmented subpopulations.“The need to manage these fragmented populations as a meta-population was identified as a key conservation issue at a habitat viability assessment workshop for cheetahs in South Africa,” said Marnewick.In addition, Van der Merwe will also build up a national DNA database for the species over time.Marnewick warned that the reintroduction of cheetah into small fenced areas in the long run is not a good option for the survival of the species, because it leads to gene pool deterioration.The best option is to come up with creative conservation efforts. Both cheetah and wild dogs have the ability to survive and breed in human-dominated landscapes under the right circumstances.Threats to survivalWhether captive or free-roaming, the cheetah faces many challenges. About 80 animals are killed each year through incidents such as road deaths, snares, hunting and habitat destruction.Intelligent animals, these cats also make fantastic pets, said Marnewick. As a result, the legal and illegal trade in live animals is making a huge dent in populations.To address the trade threats to leopard and cheetah, the EWT’s Carnivore Conservation Programme, in conjunction with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi), is implementing a project to assess the scale and impact of consumptive utilisation of leopard and cheetah, and their body parts.Marnewick says the EWT will continue to work closely with all concerned parties including the government, NGOs and other industry members.“We want to ensure that trade in these two species is managed in a sustainable way and that the populations of these key species in South Africa thrive.”And then there is the conflict with landowners. The largest part of South Africa’s cheetah population occurs outside protected areas on privately owned cattle and wildlife ranches. Marnewick has found over the years that the only way to change perceptions among farmers about cheetah is to support the information with “hard facts”.But she has also found that in general there is more tolerance to carnivores on farmlands than before.International collaborationThe EWT also has the weight of major international conservation agencies behind its efforts.In 2006 the IUCN’s Cat and Canid Specialist Groups, in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of London, initiated a rangewide conservation planning process for wild dogs and cheetah.Conservation groups put wild dogs and cheetah together because they have similar needs and face similar threats.Three regions were defined to assist in this process: East Africa, Southern Africa and North and West Africa. The EWT is the country partner for the Southern African region.“This means that our work, as defined in the South African national action plan, is supported through this regional project,” said Marnewick. “It holds a lot of respect due to the affiliation with the IUCN and the experienced, respected people who head up the process.”EWT fundraising and marketing manager Vanessa Bezuidenhout added: “I think it is time that we in South Africa realise what we have and what we stand to lose.”last_img read more

PM Modi Calls Upon Hotel Motel Patel Wallas in US to Promote Incredible India

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi today said the Gujarati Patel community in the US popular as “hotel motel Patel wallas” can help promote India as a tourist destination among their guests by putting slides about the country on their hotel TVs.Addressing Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj of the US via video-conference, Modi urged each NRI to inspire five foreign families to visit India to give a boost to tourism. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

A lifetime of being friends

first_imgMrunalini Joshi and her friends sit around the drawing room, giggling and chattering nineteen to the dozen. What’s unusual about four gal-pals getting together, you ask? They’re all in their eighties! Both Mrunalini Joshi and Usha Deshpande have known each other since they were five – a comradeship of 75 long years that is still holding strong. This is thanks to progressive ideas of women’s education that held sway in Maharashtra even as far back as the 930s, where Mrunalini Joshi and her lifelong friend Usha Deshpande met in “bal-varga”, the all-inclusive nursery class, at the Maharashtra Education society School. The two girls were in the same class till the second standard, when Usha was transferred to a different school. But fate decreed that hey were to meet again and renew their old ties in their golden years.While Mrunalini lost touch with one friend for a time, she found another in Mina Parande, with whom she went to high school. After being married and moving to Kolkata with her husband, Mrunalini caught up with an old family friend Saral Phatak, who lived close to the Marathi Mandal in Calcutta (as it was called back in 1958). Their husbands were colleagues and good friends, and the two couples soon became close. ‘When we’d get bored in the evenings, we would simply drop in on each other. We had that comfortable a relationship,’ reminisces Saral fondly. Over gossip, tea and food, the bonds of another lifelong friendship were forged. An old tradition among the Maharashtrians is to change a woman’s first name as well as her last name when she marries. To her friends, however, Mrunalini is still Sudha, the girl they went to school with. Even Saral, who met her only post-marriage, knows her as Sudha. ‘I never knew your (formal) name was Mrunalini! I just found out today!’ exclaims Saral, laughing. Today, the four women are closer than ever, meeting at least once in a week, destiny having brought them all to Pune now. Each one of them is part of a dynamic group of alliances and associations formed over the years. ‘It’s nothing special,’ shrugs Mrunalini modestly, when asked how these friendships have survived the test of time.A former classical singer, Mrunalini sang for the All-India Radio in Kolkata for nearly 10 years, while her friend Usha distinguished herself by graduating with a B.Sc in Botany and joining the Western Circle office (in Pune) of the Botanical Survey of India in 1958. Mina Parande, meanwhile, dedicated her life to sports, as fourtime National Champ of Table Tennis, sports coach and Central Railway official at Pune Station. Saral followed her husband around the country, dedicating her life to home and hearth. As the women got on with their busy lives as homemakers, mothers and working women, old associations took a backseat. But these affiliations, though neglected, were never forgotten. They’ve gone all over the country, enjoyed their travels, and finally settled down in Pune, close to their roots and their friends. A common interest in spirituality was instrumental in rekindling their old friendship. Mrunalini and Mina had mutual acquaintances at the Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, which facilitated a happy reunion. Usha also got in touch with her childhood playmate Mrunalini through the Pondicherry connection. The Arvind Mandal, a Pune-based branch of the Auro Ashram, became a meeting place for the long-lost friends. Mina, who had turned from the more vigorous tabletennis coaching to teaching yoga and pranayam, was taking a class at the Arvind Mandal in Pune, where she later reconnected with her former classmates and friends. Now, every Friday, she visits the ancestral home or “wada” where Mrunalini lives with her daughter, son-in-law and their family, to conduct 2-hour sessions of yoga mudras and pranayam for her group of four friends. In an ebullient spirit, the other women laughingly chide her for being a hard taskmaster. Once a year, Mrunalini, Mina and Usha, singly or with other friends, visit Pondicherry to spend time at the ashram. Meditation at the inner sanctum or spending time near the tomb are the highlights of the visit for them. Staying at Pondicherry, the women travel to the ashram during the hours allotted for meditation, soaking in what they describe in their own words as “the quiet”, “the peace” or “the atmosphere”. They find the place rejuvenating; but the bond that holds them together is more than a shared allegiance to a spiritual guru. Though Saral does not accompany her friends out of town, this easy, undemanding rapport these women share isn’t dependent on everyone being part of the “Auro clique” – Saral is as much a part of the group as anyone. She lives in Pune, and catches up with her old friends just as she did back in 1958, in Calcutta.None of them sought each other out actively. It was pure serendipity that brought these soul sisters back into each other’s lives. Today, with all “the girls” living within 10 minutes of each other, popping in and out of each other’s homes with potluck meals, going out and visiting new places are just some of the ways to spend some quality girlbonding time together. ‘We can’t travel too far out nowadays. The traffic makes it impossible!’ says Usha ruefully. Today, all four women live peaceful, retired lives, and make plenty of time for old friends. Mrunalini has deposited the care of her home on her daughterin- law’s capable shoulders, while her nursery friend Usha has retired from active service. Mrunalini’s high-school buddy Mina has hung up her boots as table tennis champ and coach, but continues to pursue fitness through teaching yoga and pranayam to friends. Saral first met Mrunalini when they were both young wives, and much like her friend, she now makes time for herself, her homemaker’s duties on the backburner.Knocking on wood, Saral says that it’s been pretty much smooth sailing so far in their friendship, with everything in orderly progression, without the ups and downs that mark some associations. ‘Even when we were younger, we fought in a sporting way,’ reminisces Mina. As for squabbling, in friendships that have weathered through decades, that sort of thing is in the past. ‘Now there is no question of fighting. We are way over that stage in life. People get into little quarrels when they expect something from someone and they are left disappointed. But among us, there are no expectations now. We don’t want anybody to give us anything or to do anything for us. We don’t think of things such as “I have more than she does” or “she has less than I do” – that’s the sort of thing that leads to mistrust and discord. We accept one another, and we’re satisfied with our lot in life,’ says Usha wisely.Neither has retirement brought them dissatisfaction. Quite the opposite in fact. When other friends tell Usha that they’re retiring, she’s happy for them, glad that another one of her compatriots can join in the fun. ‘We have lots of time, and much more freedom today,’ explains Mrunalini. ‘Now we aren’t answerable to anyone the way we used to be – no need to explain to anyone why you’re late, or where you’ve been! Nothing to hold us back from what we really want to do,’ exclaims Saral. Freedom from the responsibilities and limitations of a hardworking life is sweet respite, and they live life to the fullest . ‘We do not know what will happen tomorrow, but today, we are happy!’ concludes Saral. And so we leave them, discussing an absent ally in the hospital, whose doctor has forbidden visits from her friends because she talks too much when they are there! Soul sisters, compatriots, boon companions and comrades-in-arms, they are living proof that there’s nothing quite as resilient, or as wonderful, as true friendship. Get inspired and get started today, it’s not too late!advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 4: As It Happened

first_imgIndia (557/5d, 216/3d) thrash New Zealand (299, 153) by 321 runs to sweep the series 3-0. India have marched to victory and it has been a thoroughly superlative performance. With that, they whitewash the Black Caps and clinch the series 3-0 and also grab the no. 1 Test ranking officially. Ashwin once again came to haunt the Kiwi batsmen in their final innings and they had no answer to his magical spell of bowling as he grabbed 7 wickets and ran through their order in a jiffy. Jadeja chipped in with a couple of wickets and Shami with one.No.1 Test team. @Paytm Test cricket #INDvNZ #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/GSvrYg0erx BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 2016Earlier in the match, India posted a huge score of 557 on the board riding on the skipper’s masterclass double ton and Rahane’s exceptional 188. The Kiwis tried hard but had no answer to the brilliance of the duo as they were instrumental in pushing the visiting side on back foot.The visiting side came back to bat and the resilient opening pair stitched together a solid 118 run partnership. Once it was broken, the floodgates opened and Ashwin produced a thrilling display of spin bowling grabbing a 6-fer and Jadeja bagged two wickets. The Kiwis conceded a big lead of 258 runs to the home side.India opted not to enforce the follow on and pressed home the advantage further by setting a mammoth target of 475. Pujara was the star as he scored an unbeaten century. It was always going to be a herculean task for New Zealand to save the match from there and they fell like a pack of cards in the final innings to the guile of Indian bowlers. Ashwin deserves a special mention as he took 13 wickets in the match and 27 in the series. advertisementIndia beat New Zealand by 321 runs in Indore Test and win the @Paytm Test Series 3-0. #IndvNZ pic.twitter.com/LX3HzCTG3B BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 2016As It Happened: Ashwin fittingly gets the last wicket of Trent Boult to finish with a career-best 7/59 and best match figures of 13/140. 16.32 IST: Watling and Boult are delaying the inevitable for India. NZ 299 and 143/9 in 41 overs. 16.12 IST: It’s just a matter of time now! Ashwin clinches another five-wicket haul after Jeetan Patel’s wicket. Two balls later he snares Matt Henry. Both batsmen failed to trouble the scorers. NZ 138/9, India 1 wicket away from victory. 16.03 IST: Mitchell Santner’s resistance comes to an end as Ashwin clean bowls him with a beauty. Ashwin has now completed a 10-wicket haul in this match, this is the sixth time he has achieved this feat. NZ 136/7, India 3 wickets away from victory. 15.34 IST: Black Caps are falling apart!! Jadeja traps Guptill (29) plumb in front of middle stump. NZ 112/6, need more 363 runs to win. 32 LBWs – the most in a three match series (by both sides) in the subcontinent21 for Indian bowlers and 11 for Kiwi bowlers#IndvNZ Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 11, 201615.24 IST: That’s Out!! Jadeja joins in the act and picks up the wicket of Neesham, who departs for a duck. NZ 103/5 in 23.4 overs. 15.18 IST: WICKET!! Ashwin gets his third wicket of the innings as he clean bowls Luke Ronchi for 15. NZ 102/4, need more 373 runs to win. 15.15 IST: 100 comes up for New Zealand for the loss of 3 wickets, they still need 374 to win.15.03 IST: Another one bites the dust!! Ashwin cleans up Ross Taylor, who went for a wild heave but missed the ball completely. Taylor departs after a quickfire 32 off 25 balls. NZ 80/3 in 18.3 overs. (Reuters Photo)14.57 IST: The ICC Test Championship mace will be handed over to Indian captain Virat Kohli after the end of this match. Waiting to add this beauty to our collection – @ICC Test Mace @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/8gcUgQGj0K BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 201614.54 IST: Ross Taylor has come to the crease with a positive intent. He’s taking on both Ashwin and Jadeja. NZ 75/2 in 16 overs, need 400 more runs to win. 14.39 IST: WICKET! Ashwin strikes second over after lunch and once again he gets Kane Williamson, who departs after scoring a quick 27 off 33 balls. NZ 42/2, need 433 runs more to beat India(AP Photo)(AP Photo) Bowlers dismissing Kane Williamson most times in Tests5 – Pragyan Ojha and R Ashwin#IndvNZ Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 11, 201614.14 IST: Time for Tea!India have stamped their authority in the post-lunch session and are favorites at the moment. To begin with, Pujara batted brilliantly to score a well deserved century and Rahane supported him well in the hunt for quick runs. They set a mammoth target of 475 for the Kiwis and the visiting side faltered while they came out to bat in their final innings. advertisementNew Zealand 299 and 38/1 at tea vs India, need 437 more runs to win. Kane Williamson 23*, Martin Guptill 8*. For India – Umesh Yadav 1/8. 14.06 IST: OUCH!! An attempted short delivery from Umesh hits Guptill flush on the wrist.   13.53 IST: Shami and Umesh are bowling terrific line and lengths against Guptill and Williamson. NZ 299 and 16/1 in 5 overs.http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/india-vs-new-zealand-3rd-test-manual-live-blog/1/784585.html13.38 IST: Umesh bowls a wicket-maiden to start off on a high in the fourth innings. NZ 299 and 7/1 in 2 overs. New Zealand’s highest total in 4th innings in India: 272/6 (107 ov) – match drawn! at Ahmedabad in Oct 2003India’s lead now 401#IndvNZ Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 11, 201613.36 IST: That’s Out!! Umesh Yadav traps Tom Latham plumb in front of middle-stump. NZ 299 and 7/1 in 1.4 overs. 13.31 IST: MAXIMUM RESULT!! Tom Latham begins the run chase with a huge six off Mohammed Shami. NZ 7/0 in 1 over.13.30 IST: Mohammed Shami starts off the proceedings for India with two short deliveries at Tom Latham. NZ 0/0    INDIA HAVE DECLARED ON 216/3! So that was expected, India were just waiting for Pujara’s ton and Kohli has declared after it, giving New Zealand a TARGET OF 475! The hosts scored quick runs and have given New Zealand almost four and a half sessions to bat now. Gambhir scored a quick fifty whereas Pujara got his 8th Test century. Rahane was fluent as well in his short innings.8th Test century for @cheteshwar1 followed by a declaration for India. #NZ need 475 runs to win #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/mT3vRoG32w BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 201613.19 IST: India (557/5d) declare 2nd innings at 216/3, set a target of 475 for New Zealand. Cheteshwar Pujara 101*, Gautam Gambhir 50, Jeetan Patel 2/56. 13.17 IST: Cheteshwar Pujara slams his 8th hundred in 147 balls. India (557/5d and 215/3) lead New Zealand (299) by 473 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara…8th Test century2nd v N Zealand2nd in 2nd innings6th at home7th at #734th in fc cricket#IndvNZ Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 11, 201612.59 IST: India’s lead has crossed 450 but still no sign of a declaration from the captain. Kohli might be waiting for Pujara (89*) to get his hundred.  18,483 is the match attendance here at the Holkar stadium @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/VMAA4Xm6lV BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 201612.46 IST: India 557/5d and 173/3, lead New Zealand (299) by 431 runs. Pujara 80*, Rahane 1*.12.33 IST: WICKET!! Virat Kohli departs (lbw b Jeetan Patal 17) in the quest for some quick runs. India 557/5d and 158/3 in 40 overs.12.28 IST: Pujara and Kohli have come out all guns blazing after the lunch break which suggests that the declaration might be coming soon. India 557/5d and 154/2, now lead by 412 runs. 12.23 IST: FOUR! Kohli smashes a boundary to end Santner’s over as India’s lead soars past the 400-run mark.  12.12 IST: FOUR!! Pujara pulls a short delivery from Santner for a boundary as India’s lead soars to 390. India 557/5d and 137/2, lead by 395 runs.11.30 IST: Players break for Lunch!India 557/5d and 127/2 at lunch, lead New Zealand (299) by 385 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara 50*, Gautam Gambhir 50. For New Zealand, Jeetan Patel 1/28.(AP Photo)advertisementIndia have scored 109 runs in 28 overs for the loss of two wickets. The Black Caps struck early today as Guptill sent Vijay back to the hut with a brilliant piece of fielding. Gambhir came back to bat at no 3 and continued his innings after he injured his shoulder yesterday. Take a look at the session summary at Lunch on Day 4 of the third Test #INDvNZ. India now has extended the lead to 385 runs pic.twitter.com/25T27NHPx5 BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 201611.25 IST: Cheteshwar Pujara brings up his 11th half-century in just 96 balls. India lead by 380 runs.FIFTY! 11th half century in Tests for @cheteshwar1 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/I3cwizzRJO BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 201611.16 IST: Heartbreak at Indore! Gautam Gambhir comes down the track and smashes the ball straight to Guptill at cover. Jeetan Patel gets the wicket. Gautam Gambhir c Guptill b Patel 50 (56b).(AP Photo)11.13 IST: Gautam Gambhir brings up his 22nd half-century in just 54 balls. This is his first fifty since 2012 and his second fastest fifty in test cricket. India lead by 367 runs.(AP Photo) 11.05 IST: India 557/5d and 100/1 in 27 ovs, lead NZ by 358 runs (Pujara 33*, Gambhir 46*).10.55 IST: India’s lead has now touched 350. Last 10 overs: 51 runs scored at 5.10 per over.10.53 IST: Fifty-run partnership between Pujara (28*) and Gambhir (37*) comes up. India now lead by 344 runs.10.41 IST: Gambhir is dealing in boundaries right now! He played a delicate late-cut against Santner in the last over to collect a boundary and then flicked Boult off his pads to score another four in the deep square region. India 557/5d and 75/1, lead by 333 runs. 10.32 IST: Drinks break! India 557/5d and 58/1 in 20 overs (Pujara 19*, Gambhir 19*), lead New Zealand by 316 runs.10.21 IST: Trent Boult comes into the attack as India are looking for some quick runs now. India 557/5d and 51/1 in 18 overs, lead by 309 runs. 10.05 IST: Good News!! Gautam Gambhir has recovered from his shoulder injury and has come out to bat once again. He was forced to retire hurt yesterday after hurting his shoulder while diving to get in the crease.  10.03 IST: WICKET!! Misunderstanding with Pujara costs Vijay as he gets run out thanks to some brilliant fielding by Martin Guptill. Vijay went for a non-existent single but Pujara refused the call with Vijay half-way down the pitch. Watling did the rest. India 557/5d and 34/1 in 13.4 overs. (Reuters Photo)9.57 IST: Before I forget, wish you all a very Happy Dussehra from everyone here at India Today. Legends Virender Sehwag and Kapil Dev are also in festive mood it seems.Two legends, one frame – Wishing everyone a #HappyDussehra pic.twitter.com/7CUhbViOoh BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 2016Wishing everyone a #HappyDussehra and all the health and happiness in the world! sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 11, 20169.55 IST: The Black Caps must attack the batsmen in the first hour itself after which the pitch will get better and better for batting. India 557/5d and 32/0, lead by 290 runs. 9.47 IST: Good effort from Neesham at deep mid-wicket but can’t hold on to the catch! On a length around middle and off, Vijay extends his arms and hits it aerially towards deep mid-wicket. Neesham who is stationed there just in front of the boundary, jumps high in the air and holds the ball. But as the momentum would have taken him behind the boundary, he pushes the ball inside. Single taken by the batsman. India 28/0 in 10.1 overs.9.43 IST: Matt Henry bowls the first maiden this morning. India 26/0, lead by 284 runs.9.39 IST: Mitchell Santner joins Matt Henry in the attack for NZ. India 26/0, lead by 284 runs.9.35 IST: Vijay and Pujara have both started to pile on the runs at Indore. India 22/0 in 7 overs, lead by 280 runs.9.30 IST: Matt Henry will start off the proceedings for the Black Caps this morning. India 18/0 in 6 overs, lead by 276 runs. 9.00 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin, who picked up six wickets yesterday, reveals how he planned to bowl against all the Kiwi batsmen. #TeamIndia bowler @ashwinravi99 on how he plotted Williamson’s dismissals #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/3kE0iYuYwn BCCI (@BCCI) October 10, 2016Day 3 Report:Ravichandran Ashwin took his 20th five-wicket haul as New Zealand was bowled out for 299 runs on day three of the third test in Indore. India then reached 18-0 in six overs at stumps, taking an overall lead of 276 runs.After tea, James Neesham (71) scored his fourth test half-century, and put on 52 runs with Mitchell Santner (22) for the seventh wicket for New Zealand. (India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3: As It Happened)Ravindra Jadeja, with 2-80, broke their resistance as Santner was caught at backward short leg.Ashwin then trapped Neesham lbw to complete his five-wicket haul, and then ran out Jeetan Patel (18) when a dropped return catch from Matt Henry was deflected onto the stumps at the non-striker’s end by the spinner.Trent Boult was last man out, caught in the deep off Ashwin, as the Black Caps surrendered a first innings’ lead of 258 runs.India didn’t enforce the follow-on though.Gautam Gambhir, who injured his shoulder whilst fielding, retired after facing just seven balls after he aggravated his injury batting.At the close, Murali Vijay was unbeaten on 11, while Cheteshwar Pujara was not out 1.India has already won the three-match series with an unassailable 2-0 lead.last_img read more

Hulk Hogan: Whatcha gonna do when the USWNT runs wild on you?

first_imgWrestling star Hulk Hogan took to Twitter on Friday to offer words of encouragement to the U.S. women’s national team ahead of this weekend’s World Cup clash with Chile.The USWNT put together a record-breaking start to their World Cup campaign on Tuesday, thumping Thailand 13-0 behind five goals from striker Alex Morgan.Morgan was joined on the scoresheet by the likes of Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Sam Mewis, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd, with Lavelle and Mewis firing braces. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Next up for the USWNT is a match against Chile, who fell 2-0 to Sweden in their opening match in their first ever World Cup appearance.And the former WWF champion says that he expects the USWNT to make short work of Chile when the two collide on Sunday as he took to Twitter to cut a promo in typical Hulk Hogan style.#Hulkhogan and the whole #WWEuniverse are cheering on our #USAwomenssoccer team for the big victory this Sunday brother!!!!HH pic.twitter.com/lGfHNKGDhu— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) June 14, 2019″I can feel the power brothers, and I can smell victory also,” he said in the video.”I’m used to being around champions, and I’m used to winning championship belts, brother, but the way I see it, this Sunday the USA Women’s World Cup team is going to be victorious when they wipe Chile off the face of the map.”That Women’s World Cup team, they’re a bunch of Hulkamaniacs, with the lead Hulkamaniac Ashlyn Harris, training, saying their prayers and eating their vitamins.”So this Sunday, whatcha gonna do when the USA Women’s World Cup team runs wild on you, brother?”The USWNT were certainly victorious in their opening match, but they were still the subject of heavy criticism with regards to the manner in which they won.Pundits from around the world criticized the USWNT’s decision to run up the score and the ensuing celebrations that followed each goal.Former Canadian national team stars Clare Rustad and Kaylyn Kyle​ were among the more vocal, saying the U.S. should be “‘disgusted and embarrassed” by their actions.Hogan, a six-time WWF champions and six-time WCW champion, has previously offered similar messages of support for the U.S. men’s national team.The 65-year-old wrestler recently returned to WWE after departing the company in 2015 following a racism scandal.last_img read more