A special court on Monday extended the remand of Sharad Kalaskar, alleged to be the second shooter in the killing of rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, in CBI custody till September 15.Kalaskar, first arrested in connection with the Nallasopara arms haul case, was today produced in court along with Rajesh Bangera and Amit Digwekar — key suspects in the murder of journalist/activist Gauri Lankesh — in connection with the Dabholkar case on expiry of their CBI custody.While extending Kalaskar’s remand, judicial magistrate, first class, S. M. A. Sayyed sent Bangera and Digvekar to judicial custody.Arguing for an extension of their custodies, the CBI’s counsel, Vijaykumar Dhakane, submitted before the court that Bangera had trained a number of followers of the radical rightwing Sanatan Sanstha, including Dr. Virendra Tawde and Amol Kale (both prime suspects in Dr. Dabholkar’s murder), in a number of places across Karnataka and Maharashtra.“Between 2012 and 2016, Bangera had trained several Sanatan followers in Sampaje, in Belgaum, where he instructed Dr. Tawde, at Hubli, in Kolhapur, where Amol Kale was present, in Dakshin Kannada and in Pune,” said advocate Dhakane.He said that an extension of his custody was needed to find out more details of these weapon-training sessions, the source from where Bangera procured the firearms, the motive behind these training sessions and the present whereabouts of these arms.The Tawde linkArguing for extension of Digwekar’s custody, the CBI counsel submitted that he had been a close associate of Dr. Virendra Tawde (alleged to be the mastermind of the murder) and that he had been a permanent resident at the Sanstha’s headquarters in Ponda, Goa.Mr. Dhakane said the agency needed time to trace the motorcycle — a black Hero Honda — and firearms by Kalaskar and Sachin Andure (said to be the main shooter) in killing Dr. Dabholkar on 20 August, 2013.In his counter-arguments, defence counsel, advocate Dharmraj Chandel said the CBI was abusing the police custody granted to the accused by the court.“One submission common in the CBI’s remand application and case diary is that all three accused have fully cooperated with the agency. It implies that whatever could have been investigated by authorities has already been done so and there’s no point in seeking further custody,” he said.Stating that the CBI’s charges against Digwekar and Bangera were vague in nature, advocate Chandel said that Digwekar’s mere connection with the Sanatan Sanstha was not incriminating per se.“The CBI has not yet proved conclusively whether Bangera imparted training to the assailants of Dr. Dabholkar,” said Mr. Chandel.He further alleged that an official, unconnected with Dr. Dabholkar’s murder, had apparently assaulted Bangera while questioning him about the murder of Communist leader Govind Pansare.“The CBI’s interrogation of its alleged suspects seems to have no focus whatsoever. During the last day of the CBI’s custody of Sachin Andure [alleged to be the main shooter], the agency had questioned him [Andure] about the Govind Pansare murder which is being probed by the Maharashtra SIT. Why isn’t the agency focusing on the crime for which it has sought custody of the suspect?” said Mr. Chandel.Magistrate Sayyed later granted the agency an extension of Kalaskar’s custody, while rejecting the CBI’s demand for extending the custodies of Bangera and Digwekar.Both Bangera and Digwekar will now be sent back to the Central Prison in Bengaluru.Last week, the court had remanded Amol Kale — another key accused in the Gauri Lankesh case — to the CBI’s custody till September 14 in connection with the murder of rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar.The agency alleged that Kale had supplied the motorbike and the murder weapon to Kalaskar and Andure. It has alleged that Kalaskar was an expert in arms manufacturing and was part of the wider conspiracy that links the murders of other rationalist-activists, Communist leader Govind Pansare and journalist Gauri Lankesh.The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had arrested Kalaskar along with fringe rightwing activist Vaibhav Raut from Nallasopara in Mumbai, and Sudhanwa Gondhalekar from Pune onAugust 10, for allegedly planning disruptive activities in several parts of the State.During his interrogation by the ATS, Kalaskar, a native of Aurangabad who had shifted to Kolhapur a while ago, had allegedly confessed confessed that he and Andure were the motorcycle-borne assailants who had gunned down Dr. Dabholkar.
In a bid to counter the Trinamool Congress’ ‘Didi Ke Bolo (Tell Didi)’ mass outreach programme, the West Bengal unit of the BJP is all set to launch ‘Cha Chakra (tea get-together)’ to reach out to the people and spread the party’s message with an eye on the next Assembly polls.Although West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh denied that the initiative was meant to outsmart the TMC’S digital platform for masses, he said it was aimed at reaching out to the people in a more effective manner.“From September this year, we would launch this ‘Cha Chakra’ as our mass outreach programme,” he said.Explaining the campaign, he said: “Generally, every morning, I go for a walk and while returning I have tea at a local shop and speak to the residents. I have been doing this every day for last several years. I may be at Coochbehar in north Bengal or Kakdwip in south Bengal, but my routine remains the same. So now the party has decided to make it a programme and launch it officially.” While reacting to the development, Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee mocked the BJP for trying to copy the party’s new initiative for a better connect with the people.‘Not bothered’“They are trying to copy us. Let them do that. We are not bothered. But it won’t bear any fruitful results for them as they don’t have a mass leader like [Chief Minister] Mamata Banerjee in Bengal,” Mr. Chatterjee said.On the advice of poll strategist Prashant Kishor and his firm ‘Indian Political Action Committee’ — appointed by the Trinamool Congress after the recent Lok Sabha polls – Ms. Banerjee had on July 29 launched a helpline number — 9137091370 — and a website — www.didikebolo.com — as a part of the ‘Didi Ke Bolo’ campaign to enable people have a direct interface with the party functionaries.She also unveiled a public outreach programme under which over 1,000 party leaders will visit 10,000 villages over the next 100 days to understand people’s problems and redress their grievances. The BJP, which staged a stupendous show in the general election, is leaving no stone unturned to unseat Ms. Banerjee in the 2021 Assembly polls.
LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo And this being Pessumal’s second straight time to play in the regional conclave, his guarantee isn’t without basis as he goes to Malaysia together with a lot of players who also saw action in Singapore.READ: Lesser lights deliver for Gilas in rout of India“The experience we have gotten is a big thing. You can’t teach experience,” he explained. “We’ll be better now that we’re coming back.”Christian Standhardinger will be the main man in the middle for Gilas in Malaysia, with Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks, Raymar Jose and Kobe Paras the amateurs in the roster.“The Philippines has a history of not losing (in the SEAG),” Pessumal said.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant And after the Filipinos waylaid tall India on Saturday afternoon with players that will see action in the SEAG, it could be safe to say that Pessumal’s prediction will happen and the Filipinos will keep that winning tradition intact.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Not that he got carried away, but Pessumal knows that a lot has changed since he first played in the SEAG in Singapore two years ago when Gilas had a couple of close shaves against foes Filipinos are used to dominating.READ: Gilas Pilipinas whips India by 31 points FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Of course, of course,” Pessumal said when asked if he could guarantee the Philippines’ 18th gold medal in the biennial meet.He will be one of coach Jong Uichico’s best shooters in a squad that is practically half of a 24-man pool Chot Reyes submitted to the Fiba for the Asian Championship that will run in conflict with the SEAG. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Von Pessumal got his chance to play a lot in the Jones Cup on Saturday and delivered.After finishing with 14 points built around four triples, Pessumal said he got the confidence boost he needs as he suits up for Gilas Pilipinas for a second stint in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia late next month.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Yao Ming Rockets deal rumors fizzle out
Former tennis bad boy Ilie Nastase found himself in deep water on Saturday after being booted out of Romania’s Fed Cup tie against Britain, a day after allegations that he made a derogatory comment about Serena Williams’ unborn child.The 70-year-old former French Open and U.S. Open champion, who is captain of Romania’s Fed Cup team, was sent from his courtside chair after apparently aiming abuse at the umpire, British player Johanna Konta and visiting captain Anne Keothavong during the second singles rubber.World number seven Konta was in tears when play was briefly suspended at the tie in Constanta where she was up against Sorana Cirstea, apparently because of remarks made by Nastase.He was eventually excluded from the tie because of “unsportsmanlike conduct”.Konta recovered her composure to win the last five games for a 6-2 6-3 victory that levelled up the tie at 1-1 after Romania’s number one Simona Halep had beaten Heather Watson.”Mr Nastase was also removed from the grounds due to his serious misconduct,” the ITF said in a second statement.”His accreditation was removed and he will play no further part in the tie.”The ITF has launched an investigation into this matter as well as previous comments made by Mr Nastase during the week.”British captain Keothavong, who said she was made to feel “uncomfortable” by comments made by Nastase at the official pre-match dinner, said the abuse during play had been unacceptable.”We expected a patriotic crowd for the Romanian team but we don’t expect abusive language to be used … what he said directed to both Johanna and myself is… language that is not appropriate for anyone to speak to any other human.”advertisementITF president David Haggerty said an investigation would be launched.”This is unacceptable behaviour by a Fed Cup captain. No player, official, member of the media or fan should have to endure any kind of abuse, and Mr Nastase will rightly play no further part in this tie,” he said.”A formal investigation is already underway and any decision or sanction will be made by the ITF’s Adjudication Panel. We are unable to comment further on an ongoing investigation.”Nastase, whose behaviour on court during his career often landed him trouble and earned him the nickname “Nasty”, began the tie under a cloud after remarks overheard at the official draw ceremony on Friday.He was heard speaking in Romanian to one of his team members about Williams’ baby.”Let’s see what colour it has. Chocolate with milk?” he was quoted by Romanian and some British media as saying.Williams, who confirmed her pregnancy through a spokeswoman on Wednesday, is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who is white.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first ODI between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. (SCORECARD)NEW ZEALAND INNINGS:21.34 IST: New Zealand (284/4) crush India (280/8) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 3-match series. Latham 103*, Taylor 95New Zealand have taken a 1-0 lead in the series and they have done that in some style. They have recorded the HIGHEST SUCCESSFUL RUN CHASE AT THE WANKHEDE and that should tell you how well they have played here. Chasing 281, the visitors got off to a steady start but then lost three wickets when they had just 80 on the board. Ross Taylor, the experienced campaigner and Tom Latham, their go-to man got together to keep the hosts at bay. They kept rotating strike, played the spinners to great effect and then pounced on the freebies that were on offer.Latham and Taylor break a few records, one being the highest 4th wicketstand for New Zealand and highest for any wicket at this venue. Theformer got to his ton but the latter departed just when his side was atthe doorstep to victory. The Indians would feel what went wrong at thehalfway mark. Their pacers led the way but their spinners had no answers once the duo of Latham and Taylor got in. They tried their best but itjust wasn’t their day. They needed to break this stand to explode theinexperienced middle order but when that happened, the match was already dragged away from them.advertisementRoss Taylor – a big reason the BLACKCAPS are 1-0 up over India!!! #indvnz pic.twitter.com/H4dVOKjs0o- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 22, 2017This is New Zealand’s highest successful chase vs India (prev: 280/3,Hamilton, 2014)Also,the highest successful chase at Wankhede.#INDvNZ- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) October 22, 201721.34 IST: Bhuvi to Nicholls, FOUR! NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 6 WICKETS. What a chase it has been from the Black Caps! They are delighted as they have done something which would have shocked the world at the moment. Well done! Length ball on middle, Nicholls hoicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 21.32 IST: Bhuvi to Taylor, OUT! c Chahal 95 (100 balls). Straight to the fielder! Would you believe it? Ross Taylor survived an LBW scare but now departs when his side is almost over the finish line. Fuller in length on off, Taylor smacks it hard but finds Chahal at extra cover who takes a good low catch. He walks back to a big round of applause. NZ need 1 run to win from 7 balls48.5: WICKET! R Taylor (95) is out, c Yuzvendra Chahal b Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 280/4- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201721.30 IST: Bhuvi to Latham, single completes 200-run stand between the two and brings Taylor on strike. Scores are level and Taylor is 5 runs short of a hundred. 21.21 IST: Bhuvi to Latham, takes a single and gets to his fourth one-day hundred in 95 balls. Well played, Tom Latham! He came in when his side was under trouble, he was asked to bat in the middle order to strengthen it and boy, he has shown why he is banked so much. Raises his bat and sinks in all the applause that is on offer! Coming to the ball, length delivery on middle, clipped through square leg for one. NZ 274/3 in 46.3 overs, need 7 from 20 ballsYes! ?? for Tom Latham! One of the best ODI innings you’ll see! #indvnz pic.twitter.com/hibkJfBEN6- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 22, 201721.17 IST: Bumrah to Latham, SIX! Oh Tom! You beauty! He picks the slower one and just whips this fuller ball over long on for a maximum. Simply outstanding! He moves to 99 now!21.14 IST: Bumrah to Taylor, FOUR! And more runs! New Zealand are running away now! Another short ball on middle, Taylor swivels and pulls it towards fine leg. Kuldeep Yadav in the deep, puts in a dive, he stops but the ball still races away to the fence for a boundary.21.14 IST: Bumrah to Taylor, FOUR! Banged! Back of a length delivery on middle, Taylor dances down the track and pulls it with authority over mid-wicket for a boundary.21.13 IST: New Zealand 251/3 in 45 overs, need 30 from 30 balls. Latham 92*, Taylor 80*21.10 IST: Kuldeep to Latham, FOUR!1st ODI. 44.2: K Yadav to T Latham (90), 4 runs, 248/3 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201721.07 IST: Chahal to Latham, SIX! In the air… it’s gone over the fielder! Flighted delivery around middle, Latham gets down and picks it up. He sweeps it and it goes aerially towards deep square leg. Manish Pandey in the deep is interested but the ball goes well over him to the fence for a maximum.advertisement1st ODI. 43.4: Y Chahal to T Latham (85), 6 runs, 241/3 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201721.04 IST: There is a slight delay here. The Kiwi batsmen are having some drinks and understandably so. 49 to get from 42 balls and this is New Zealand’s game to lose from hereon.21.02 IST: Kuldeep to Taylor, takes a single and brings up the 150-run partnership in 152 balls. These two have batted so well and have almost taken their team home. Googly outside off, mistimed cut towards point for a quick single. NZ now need just 47 from 44 balls The 150 run partnership between Latham and Taylor – keep going! #indvnz pic.twitter.com/WgHvWkQmZg- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 22, 201721.00 IST: Kuldeep to Latham, FOUR! What a hit that is! Kuldeep is a bit on the shorter side, Latham gets into the position and reverse swats it through backward point for a boundary to start the over. Superbly done!1st ODI. 42.1: K Yadav to T Latham (75), 4 runs, 228/3 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201720.55 IST: New Zealand 218/3 in 41 overs, need 63 from 54 balls. Taylor 72*, Latham 67*. Stand – 138 (142b)20.52 IST: This match is slowly slipping out of India’s hands nowWe now need 69 runs from 60 balls… These two doing a great job at the moment, partnership at 132 #indvnz pic.twitter.com/XinphXonMX- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 22, 201720.43 IST: Bumrah to Latham, FOUR! That boundary brings up the 200 for New Zealand! Cracked away! Latham now silence the crowd with this! Short and a bit wide outside off, Tom stands tall and flays it through backward point to pick up a boundary.1st ODI. 38.4: J Bumrah to T Latham (63), 4 runs, 202/3 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201720.36 IST: Bhuvi to Latham, FOUR! Sloppy from Chahal! Fuller in length on off, Tom Latham just has a push towards mid off. Chahal moves to his right but lets the ball through him for a boundary. Not impressive at all. There are some serious worried faces in the Indian dressing room now.1st ODI. 37.2: B Kumar to T Latham (58), 4 runs, 195/3 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201720.30 IST: Bhuvi to Latham, takes a couple of runs to get to his 9th ODI fifty! It’s his 4th on the trot! He can play anywhere and will score runs no matter what. Well played, Tom. Good length delivery on the pads, tucked behind square on the leg side to add another couple to his tally.A half-century for Tom Latham and 100 run partnership between he and Taylor. Brilliant so far #indvnz pic.twitter.com/vDkdsj9mrg- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 22, 201720.27 IST: Bhuvi to Latham, FOUR! 100-run partnership up between the two in just 108 balls. 20.20 IST: Pandya to Latham, FOUR! Beautiful from Latham! Pandya goes fuller on the stumps, Latham shimmies down a touch and just clips it with timing to beat the dive of Rohit Sharma at mid on to end the over with a boundary. Tom moves to 48 now!advertisement1st ODI. 33.6: H Pandya to T Latham (48), 4 runs, 171/3 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201720.15 IST: Chahal to Taylor, 38th ODI fifty for Ross Taylor! It has been a valuable knock from the experienced player! But now he needs to carry on and convert this into a big one. Fuller on middle, Ross comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket to get a couple.That’s 50 for Ross Taylor! Comes off 58 balls and at a crucial time. He and Latham have taken the BLACKCAPS to 165-3 off 33 overs #indvnz pic.twitter.com/Xcl8MCzUqY- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 22, 201720.08 IST: Pandya to Taylor, FOUR! Fine leg was brought inside the circle and Taylor picked his spot to perfection! Slanting towards the pads, Taylor clips it through backward square leg to find the fence.Ross Taylor and Tom Latham continue to grind their way towards the total! BLACKCAPS 152-3 after 31 overs #indvnz pic.twitter.com/5fLpiNBsCG- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 22, 201720.00 IST: Kuldeep to Latham, FOUR!1st ODI. 29.3: K Yadav to T Latham (36), 4 runs, 146/3 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201719.55 IST: Pandya to Taylor, FOUR! Bang! Good length delivery on middle, Taylor skips down the track and goes bang over mid on. The ball just bounces before crossing the rope. This should get Taylor going as he has failed to time the ball tonight.19.50 IST: Kuldeep to Latham, 50-run stand comes up between Taylor (32*) and Latham (28*)! Loopy full toss on middle, Latham gets down and sweeps it in front of square on the leg side for a single. The job isn’t done yet, these two need to take this game deep if New Zealand are to win. NZ 130/3 in 27.2 overs, need 151 more19.41 IST: Kuldeep to Taylor, FOUR!1st ODI. 25.3: K Yadav to R Taylor (28), 4 runs, 122/3 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201719.39 IST: New Zealand are 117/3 in 25 overs, need 164 runs more from 150 balls. Taylor 24*, Latham 23*19.28 IST: Kuldeep to Latham, FOUR! 100 up for New Zealand!1st ODI. 21.5: K Yadav to T Latham (15), 4 runs, 103/3 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201719.23 IST: New Zealand are 94/3 in 20 overs, need 187 runs more from 180 balls. Taylor 16*, Latham 8*19.21 IST: If you think India’s total of 280/8 is not enough then this stat will put a smile on your facesHighest winning total batting 2nd at Wankhede Stadium: 277/4 by India v SL in WC 2011 final!Target tonight: 281#INDvNZ- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 22, 201719.20 IST: Hardik to Latham, FOUR!19.10 IST: Tom Latham walks in next, replacing Guptill. Last year he had great success while opening the batting in India. Now he has been handed responsibility to take care of the middle order. Let’s see if he can once again do the same.19.10 IST: Hardik to Guptill, OUT! c Karthik 32 (48 balls)Hardik Pandya strikes! What an excellent catch that is from Karthik! Pandya persists with the short ball, Guptill swivels to pull but the ball gets bigger on him. He gets a big top edge towards deep mid-wicket. Karthik in the deep comes running to his right, keeps his eyes on the ball and then dives forward to take a really good catch. He took one earlier as well but this one is just too good a catch. Guptill departs after his scratchy knock.17.2: WICKET! M Guptill (32) is out, c Dinesh Karthik b Hardik Pandya, 80/3- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201718.57 IST: Kuldeep to Taylor, FOUR! Pulled away! Yadav bowls a half-tracker on middle, Taylor camps back and pulls it through square leg. Dhawan in the deep puts in a dive but fails to stop it from crossing the rope.1st ODI. 14.6: K Yadav to R Taylor (8), 4 runs, 76/2 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201718.55 IST: Kuldeep to Guptill, FOUR! Picks the wrong ‘un! Shorter and wider outside off, Guptill camps back and cracks it through covers for a boundary.18.50 IST: NOT OUT! Taylor survives a loud, loud shout for LBW! The umpire isn’t too keen. Virat Kohli and Dhoni have a chat regarding the review but they take a lot of time before deciding against it. Loopy ball around middle, turning in as well. Taylor misses his flick and is hit on the pads. The umpire shakes his head to the appeal that has been made. Replays show it was in line but would have missed the stumps. So, good call from the hosts to not opt for the review. NZ 66/2 in 14 overs, chasing 281 vs IND18.46 IST: Kuldeep to Williamson, OUT! c Jadhav 6 (8 balls)Straight to Kedar Jadhav! This time he makes no mistake! Kuldeep Yadav gets a big fish! He bowls a googly, wider outside off and asking the Kiwi skipper to go after it. Kane makes room and tries to hit it over extra cover. Doesn’t bother to keep it down and ends up spooning it to Jadahv stationed there. The crowd is back alive. Don’t remember when was the last time Williamson departed for a cheap score.12.3: WICKET! K Williamson (6) is out, c Kedar Jadhav b Kuldeep Yadav, 62/2- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201718.39 IST: GUPTILL SURVIVES! NOT OUT! Inside edge saves Guptill! That is why he was keen on taking the referral! Yadav tosses it up around middle, it skids a bit as Guptill comes forward to defend. Misses and is hit on the pads. A huge appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Guptill is quick to take the DRS! Replays show there is a clear inside edge and the on-field decision has to be overturned!18.36 IST: Powerplay 2 signaled! Maximum of 4 fielders are now allowed outside the circle till the 40th over. Meanwhile, Kohli moves to his spinner, Kuldeep Yadav who comes into the attack.18.32 IST: Bumrah to Munro, OUT! c Karthik 28 (35 balls)In the air… taken! Colin Munro falls to a slower one and fails to make the life count. Bumrah from over the wicket, nicely changes the pace and delivers it full on middle and leg. Munro tries clipping it away but the slowness on the ball brings his downfall. He gets a leading edge which balloons high in the air towards cover. Karthik moves backwards a bit, keeps his eyes on the ball and settles nicely under it. Never easy to take those under the lights. India get a breakthrough.9.3: WICKET! C Munro (28) is out, c Dinesh Karthik b Jasprit Bumrah, 48/1- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201718.28 IST: Bhuvi to Munro, FOUR! Carved away! Short and wide outside off, Munro sees the width and slashes at it. Gets it comfortably over cover-point to end the over with a boundary.1st ODI. 8.6: B Kumar to C Munro (28), 4 runs, 47/0 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201718.23 IST: A couple of decent overs from Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah, just 1 and 3 runs came off them respectively. NZ 42/0 in 8 ovs, chasing 281 vs IND 18.14 IST: Bumrah to Munro, FOUR! 1st ODI. 5.4: J Bumrah to C Munro (21), 4 runs, 36/0 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201718.13 IST: Bumrah to Munro, DROPPED AND FOUR! Kedar Jadhav has dropped a simple catch! Bumrah is not happy for the obvious reason! He bowls a length delivery on middle and leg, cramps the southpaw for room who already made room. He pulls it awkwardly towards deep square leg. Jadhav in the deep fails to judge it well as he comes in quite a few yards. He tries to take it over his head but the ball bursts through his fingers and then crosses the fence. Will Munro make the most of the life? We saw Kohli doing the same earlier.18.12 IST: New Zealand 28/0 in 5 overs, chasing 281 vs India. Guptill 13*, Munro 13*18.03 IST: What happened there? One of the floodlights is not working. Kohli is not happy and he has a discussion with the umpires. There is a halt in play. The batsmen have gone out of the field as well. Meanwhile, the lights are coming on slowly.Guptill and Munro underway – BLACKCAPS are 23-0 after 3.5 overs. A light outage had forced the players from the field currently #indvnz- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 22, 201718.01 IST: Bumrah to Guptill, FOUR! Edged but flies past Dhawan! On a length and pitched around off, there is some extra bounce as Guptill flashes at it. Ekes out an edge which flies to the right of Dhawan at first slip and races away to the third man fence for a boundary.1st ODI. 3.3: J Bumrah to M Guptill (12), 4 runs, 22/0 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201717.54 IST: Bhuvi to Munro, SIX! Excellent shot, that! Kumar hurls it on a length and tries to bring it back. What does Munro do? He walks across and just whips it over deep square leg for a maximum. He’s nailed that shot!17.54 IST: Bumrah bowls a terrific first over from the other end, gives away just 1 run. NZ 9/0 in 2 ovs, chasing 281 vs IND17.46 IST: Guptill to Bhuvi, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Not in perfect control of this one but still effective. Fullish ball on middle, Guptill drives it uppishly down the ground and past mid on to find the fence. NZ 8/0 in 1 over, chasing 281 vs IND17.46 IST: Guptill to Bhuvi, FOUR! The Kiwis are away! Fractionally overpitched on middle, Guptill leans ahead and drives it beautifully down the ground for a majestic boundary.17.45 IST: New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are at the crease. Virat Kohli hasn’t taken the field as he was struggling with cramps, Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the meantime. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in his hands.INDIA INNINGS:17:15 IST: INDIA FINISH ON 280/8!India have done well to reach a good score on this two-paced surface. They didn’t get the best of starts as they lost both the openers not for much. It was Virat Kohli who stood stall and played street smart cricket. He stitched useful stands along with Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni to lay a good foundation. The Indian skipper changed gears and scored a brilliant century before departing in the last over.Mitchell Santner was effective and extracted some spin from the surface. The pick of the bowlers was Trent Boult, who registered his third career best figure. He was lethal with the new ball as well with the old ones in the slog overs, finishing with figures of 10-1-35-4. The visitors will still feel that it is 20-30 odd more on this venue where the ball is stopping at times and India have two top quality wrist spinners in the rank#TeamIndia 280/8 in 50 overs (V Kohli 121) #INDvNZ #Virat200 pic.twitter.com/Kn0i8Wy6q1- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201717.13 IST: Southee to Bhuvi, OUT! Bouncer climbing on Kumar. It gets big on him as he goes for the pull. Henry Nicolls at deep mid-wicket moves to his left and grabs a well-judged catch. INDIA FINISH ON 280/8.17:13 IST: 49.5: Tim Southee to B Kumar, SIX! Right out of the screws! Shortish delivery on middle and leg, Kumar pulls it with aplomb over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.17:12 IST: 49.4: Tim Southee to B Kumar, FOUR! No matter how they come, India will be happy that they are coming. Short delivery, Kumar goes for a pull but top edges it over backward square leg for a boundary.17.10 IST: WICKET! Good length delivery in line of the stumps, Virat backs away and whips it towards Boult at long on. Hasn’t got the elevation on it and Trent pouches it safely. A gem of a knock from the Indian skipper comes to an end. The entire dressing room is up on its feet.1st ODI. 49.1: T Southee to V Kohli (121), 6 runs, 270/6 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 20171st ODI. 48.6: A Milne to B Kumar (16), 6 runs, 264/6 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201716:58 IST: 46.3: A Milne to V Kohli, FOUR! Whipped! Full length delivery on middle, Kohli wrists it over cow corner for a one bounce boundary.1st ODI. 46.1: A Milne to B Kumar (5), 4 runs, 242/4 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 2017ODI No.200 Century No. 31 #Virat200 pic.twitter.com/C1ZmBEKyzD- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201716.54 IST: WICKET! Take a bow, Kane Williamson! Length delivery on off, Pandya goes for an agricultural slog over long on but skews it off the outer half of the bat. Kane Williamson from extra cover sprints after it. Deep extra cover and long off are interested but the skipper calls for it. India 238/6 (45.3 overs) vs New Zealand16.48 IST: CENTURY! That’s it. Virat Kohli slams his 31st hundred. This man keeps on breaking records at will, going past Ricky Ponting to get his 31st ODI century. Short delivery on leg, Kohli pulls it all along the ground to deep square leg for a run. The Indian skipper raises his bat skywards to sink in all the applause. Got to credit him to bat this way in humid conditions. His fifth ton this year. Also, a century has been scored at the Wankhede after Tendulkar hit one in 1996.16:44 IST: SIX! Brilliant shot! He has a liking for left-arm spin and executes this shot really well. In the arc for Pandya, he opens up and smokes it over long on for a huge maximum.1st ODI. 42.5: T Southee to V Kohli (95), 4 runs, 212/4 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 20171st ODI. 42.4: T Southee to V Kohli (91), 4 runs, 208/4 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201716.34 IST: WICKET! Dhoni falls for 25. Third wicket for Boult, he has having a great day at the office. Shortish delivery angling away from Dhoni, a bit of extra bounce on that. MS rises with the bounce and goes for a cut but isn’t able to control it well. Guptill who is stationed at point crouches to his right and takes a good low catch. The 57-run stand comes to an end. India 201/5 (41 overs) vs New Zealand16:23 IST: PARTNERSHIP! Another short delivery, pulled all along the ground to deep square leg for a run. That brings up the 50-run stand between the duo. It has been a sensible partnership, milking the singles and putting the bad balls away.16:19 IST: FOUR! Strong wrists! Slower off cutter on middle, Kohli waits for it and whips it over mid-wicket for a rocketing boundary. India 190/4 (37.4 overs) vs New Zealand16:11 IST: 35.2: C Munro to V Kohli, Wide! Down the leg side, Kohli goes for the whip but misses. Latham does well to stop it.16:11 IST: Short and room on offer, Kohli punches it to sweeper cover and straightaway calls for a couple. Dhoni responds and makes the danger end with ease. These two are really quick between the wickets.1st ODI. 33.5: T Boult to MS Dhoni (12), 4 runs, 167/4 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 2017The Bromance ??? #TeamIndia #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/HBhP0dhYPl- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201715:56 IST: Drinks break. Good passage of play for India. Kohli is playing street smart cricket on this two-paced track.A standing ovation for @msdhoni as he walks into bat at the Wankhede Stadium #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/HCrcYLoiz8- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201715:40 IST: MS Dhoni strides out to bat. Chants of Dhoni Dhoni at the Wankhede. Who can forget his winning six that gave India the 2011 World Cup.15.39 IST: WICKET! The frontline bowler does the trick for New Zealand. Perhaps, Kane Williamson should have brought him back to bowl earlier. Bowls a sharp bouncer on leg stump, Karthik goes for the pull but is hurried on by it. Ends up getting a top edge towards long leg. Munro runs to his left and takes a well-judged catch. India 144/4 (28.4 overs) vs New Zealand15.26 IST: Munro to Karthik, FOUR! Poor delivery and duly punished! Short delivery down the leg side, Karthik pulls it with aplomb through backward square leg for a boundary.1st ODI. 25.4: C Munro to D Karthik (31), 4 runs, 132/3 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201715.21 IST: Milne to Kohli, FOUR! FIFTY No. 46 for VIRAT KOHLI! Well played, Indian skipper. Fuller length ball on off, Kohli is on the move and drives it down the ground for a majestic boundary. He lifts his bat towards the dressing room. It has been a sensible knock for him. He will be eyeing a big one.FIFTY! Virat Kohli brings up his 46th 50 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/akjzyrIdOd- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201715.20 IST: Milne to Kohli, SIX! Shot! Used the pace of the bowler to good effect. Short delivery down the leg side, Kohli pulls it towards fine leg. Munro is interested but the ball sails over the head. That brings up the 50-run stand between the two as well. The replays show that the ball took an outstanding one-handed catch. Kudos to the youngster, the crowd applauds for him.1st ODI. 21.1: C Munro to D Karthik (19), 4 runs, 103/3 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201715:03 IST: Problems for New Zealand. De Grandhomme has started to vomit and the physio rushes in to attend him. He was not his hundred percent from the word go and the heat has got to him. Hopefully, he will be alright.14:57 IST: DROPPED! Fuller length delivery outside off, stops a bit on the pitch. Kohli is drawn into the drive early and hence, mistimes it to Santner at short extra cover. He moves to his left but the ball bursts through his hands. He expected it to come slower and that was the reason he was caught off guard. It was a dolly and should have been taken. You can’t afford to drop one of the best batsman in the world. How costly will it prove? India 86/3 (18.4 overs) vs New Zealand18.2: C de Grandhomme to D Karthik (10), 4 runs, 85/3 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201714:50 IST: 17.3: M Santner to D Karthik, FOUR! A bit of room and Karthik pouches on it. Short delivery, Karthik rocks back and cuts it past the point fielder to find the fence.14:40 IST: Time for Drinks. Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik comes out to bat. He would look to play an innings of substance on his return to the side.14.40 IST: WICKET! Intelligent bowling from Santner brings in the reward. He bowls this one slower through the air in line of the stumps, it stops a bit on the batsman as well. Jadhav is early into the drive and hence, ends up chipping it to the left side of Santner who moves to his left and gobbles it up with ease. India 71/3 (15.2 overs) vs New Zealand1st ODI. 15.1: M Santner to K Jadhav (12), 4 runs, 71/2 https://t.co/MYa35lLK7a #IndvNZ #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201714:36 IST: FOUR! Streaky runs! Fuller in length well outside off, Kohli plays away from the body but gets it off the outer half through the vacant gully region and the ball races to the fence. It seemed at the beginning that Guptill at point was in business but is was far away from him.14:24 IST: Boult is going off the field after his first spell. Meanwhile, Mitchell Santner comes on for a bowl.14:23 IST: Four Leg byes! Shortish delivery angling in from outside off, Jadhav shoulders his arms but the ball hits his stomach and deflects towards third man. Boult rushes to his left, slides but fails to stop it. Great effort though.14:20 IST: FOUR! Sublime! Textbook stuff from the Indian skipper. Half-volley outside off, Kohli leans into it and plays a majestic cover drive to pick up a boundary.13:58 IST: WICKET! 5.4: T Boult to R Sharma, OUT b Trent Boult. India have lost their second wicket. It is always a dream for a pace bowler to witness such a sight. Bowls a full length delivery at 141 clicks around off, Rohit goes for a wild slog over mid on but misses it completely to get his off stump rattled. It was a poor shot from the Indian vice-captain and he pays the price for it. Fails to make his start count and his weakness against left-arm seam gets exposed again. Second wicket for Trent Boult, he is on a roll. India 29/2 (5.4 overs) vs New ZealandBCCI Photo13:53 IST: 4.5: Tim Southee to R Sharma, SIX! Rohit is toying with Adam Milne. Another bouncer on leg stump, Sharma pulls it more convincingly. Adam again leaps but to no avail. Back-to-back maximums for Rohit.13:53 IST: 4.4: Tim Southee to R Sharma, SIX! Just over the man at fine leg! Short delivery on middle and leg, Sharma comes on the front foot initially but the ball gets big on him. He still goes through with his pull shot but gets a top edge. Milne leaps full stretch near the ropes but the ball sails over him.Wankhede welcomes the milestone man with the chants of Kohli Kohli #Virat200 pic.twitter.com/Gaxcrv0nza- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201713.47 IST: WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan departs. The left-arm seam of Boult has reaped dividends! He steams and bowls a back of a length delivery close to the off stump. Generates some extra bounce from the deck and Dhawan goes fishing after it, aiming to get it towards third man. However, ends up getting an outside edge towards Latham behind the wickets who moves to his left and takes a regulation catch. India 16/1 (3.2 overs) vs New Zealand13:33 IST: 0.3: Tim Southee to S Dhawan, FOUR! Cracker of a shot! Half-volley around off, Dhawan drives it elegantly through extra cover to find the fence. First of the innings.13.29 IST: Huge crowd is in place for this exciting contest. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma to open the batting for India. Tim Southee to steam in with the first new ball. Two slips in place.13.25 IST: The players are getting ready for their respective National Anthems.13.05 IST: TEAMS!India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra ChahalNew Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent BoultCaptain @imVkohli wins the toss. Elects to bat first #INDvNZ #Virat200 pic.twitter.com/udy9SrPRrs- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201713.01 IST: TOSS! India have won the toss and they will bat first against New Zealand.200th ODI for @imVkohliHe has the most…Runs (8767)100s (30)50+ scores (75) &Hs avg (55.13)for a player going into 200th ODI.#INDvNZ- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) October 22, 2017#TeamIndia has arrived for #Virat200 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/4X0uONT1h7- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 201712.36 IST: Getting prepared for a big-big match for the Kiwis. Tom Latham doing a pre-match interview ahead of the first ODI at Wankhede Stadium. First ball in less than 90 minutes! #indvnz pic.twitter.com/NmGuL34zbD- BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 22, 201712.34 IST: The pitch looks ready for a good match. Take a look at the pitch for the 1st ODI against #NZ at the Wankhede. Win the toss and ? #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/2vvndaAgdz- BCCI (@BCCI) October 22, 2017It will be a special occasion for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli as he prepares to take the field for the 200th time in one day internationals.With 8,767 runs at an average of 55.13, and 30 centuries and 45 half-centuries, Kohli remains the key ODI player for India.India take on New Zealand in Sunday’s opener of the three-match ODI series, with the Black Caps getting some encouragement from their limited-overs performance last year.India swept the Tests 3-0 in 2016 but only edged New Zealand 3-2 in the five-match ODI series.There was surprise at Australia’s 4-1 capitulation prior to this series but India’s previous opponents relied more on pace than spin, despite slower wickets here.Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa never started any of the five ODIs together, and New Zealand is not expected to make the same mistake with both Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi set to play in Mumbai. Martin Guptill and spin all-rounder George Worker will provide backup.It makes for an intriguing spin vs spin battle, as Virat Kohli will look to deploy his two leg spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in tandem. Eventually, this short series could boil down to which team faces the spin challenge better.Squads:India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, George Worker and Ish Sodhi.
A new arson charge has been filed against a volunteer firefighter already facing trial on a similar charge.Buena Vista County court records say 25-year-old Brent Mack is charged with arson and burglary.Mack is accused of setting a fire on September 13th of 2017, that gutted three buildings in downtown Newell, where he lives.Mack is also awaiting trial next month in Sac County, where he and two accomplices are accused of setting a corncrib fire August 19th, a little more than a mile north of Nemaha.No one was injured in either blaze.
As we get into the 2017 college football season, let’s take a look at what happened around the Big 12 in Week 1 of college football. Maryland at TexasTexas is … still post-Colt McCoy Texas. The offense sputtered, leaning on three non-offensive touchdowns to stay in the game against a lower-tier Big Ten opponent. The defense fared similarly, allowing two crucial fourth quarter touchdowns to a true freshman quarterback thrown into duty because of injury. After week one: Horns down, I repeat Horns are down.Texas has 4 of 5 OL starters back yet cannot run the ball. Or protect Buechele. This is problematic.— Max Olson (@max_olson) September 2, 2017Final Score: Maryland 51, Texas 41Liberty at BaylorLet’s rip the band-aid off: Baylor’s comeback bid against an FCS squad fell short. After giving up 585 yards of offense to a non-Big 12 team, David Ubben said it best.The good news for Baylor is it’s unlikely to see an offense better than Liberty this year. So 41 points isn’t that bad.— David Ubben (@davidubben) September 3, 2017Grad transfer quarterback Anu Solomon posted a solid day throwing for 278 yards and three touchdowns on just 14 completions but Turner Gill’s offense (yes, the old Nebraska player-turned-Kansas coach) was just too much for the young Baylor defense.Final Score: Liberty 48, Baylor 45The Texas Triangle of Despair: pic.twitter.com/8CSJNpkt3s— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 4, 2017UTEP at OklahomaThings get better when you head north of the border. Baker Mayfield was nearly perfect, going 19 of 20 for 329 yards and three touchdowns, and tight end-ish Mark Andrews had a career day with 134 yards a touchdown. The Sooner defense held UTEP to 89 yards on their last 11 drives.Lincoln Riley’s debut went as well as he could hope for. With the exception of starting corner Jordan Parker hurting his knee, returning to the sideline during the second half on crutches.8️⃣ #Sooners scored1️⃣4️⃣ caught a pass2️⃣4️⃣1️⃣ passing efficiencyMore via @RohdeOK ➡️ https://t.co/rxPrb0sh7K pic.twitter.com/u0i36TfJmV— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 3, 2017Final Score: OU 56, UTEP 7Northern Iowa at Iowa StateIowa State took rode a couple of early pick-sixes and came out with back-to-back drives in the second half to establish themselves. Mason Rudolph’s high school rival Jacob Park played a good game at quarterback for the Cyclones and Lawton grad Mike Warren split duties at running back.Here are final highlights of Iowa State’s 42-24 win over UNI from @CyclonesTV! pic.twitter.com/scSdi0pSPd— Cyclone Football (@CycloneFB) September 3, 2017Final Score: Iowa State 42, Northern Iowa 24Southeast Missouri State at KansasKansas showed progress in winning a game (regardless of opponent), starting a new junior college transfer at quarterback who performed well. Throwing four touchdowns, Peyton Bender led the Jayhawks on four scoring drives of three plays or less. Doug Meacham appears to have been a prudent investment after scoring nearly 40 points.KANSAS WINS! #KUfball takes the season home-opener to kick off the season 1-0 #RockChalk pic.twitter.com/CJE7TYNUvh— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) September 3, 2017Final Score: Kansas 38, SE Mo St 16Eastern Washington at Texas TechWhile Eastern Washington took out Washington State in their opener last year, the House of Kliff wouldn’t be so forgiving. Pat Mahomes’ replacement Nic Shimonek hit 23 of his first 24 throws and Tech’s run defense held EWU to 2.3 yards per carry.Worth mentioning is the surfacing of defense in Lubbock, allowing their lowest point total since 2013. One result not to overlook is Texas Tech 56, Eastern Washington 10. EWU has given Power 5 teams a ton of trouble. Good start for Kliff K.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) September 3, 2017 Final Score: K-State 55, Central Arkansas 19West Virginia vs. Virginia TechIn a game that came down to the wire — probably the most entertaining week one game for the league — the Mountaineers fell just shy. With a balanced offensive attack, the Mountaineers offense aggressively took its shots down the field working to expose the Hokies.Tech missed a couple of field goals and did what they could to keep the Mountaineers in the game, but Hokie freshman quarterback Josh Jackson did just enough passing for over 200 yards and rushing for over 100.Virginia Tech holds on to win and start 1-0!Mood in Blacksburg: pic.twitter.com/diRrj6XF29— ESPN (@espn) September 4, 2017Final Score: Virginia Tech 31, West Virginia 24If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! New quarterback, same huge numbers ?Nic Shimonek led @TexasTechFB past Eastern Washington 56-10.? ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/3WoHaUYe7H— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) September 3, 2017Final Score: Texas Tech 56, Eastern Washington 10Jackson State at TCUTCU systematically dominated the SWAC team in their opener. Wild-armed QB Kenny Hill showed progression — being replaced by his backup in the third quarter, not because of sloppy play but more than a five-touchdown lead. Jackson State was held to six yards over their final 51 plays and Gary Patterson won his 150th game at TCU.”Welcome to college football Kenedy Snell!” #BeatJSU pic.twitter.com/NTgWCsYSh0— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) September 3, 2017Final Score: TCU 63, Jackson State 0Central Arkansas at Kansas StateSenior quarterback Jesse Ertz set the school record for quarterback ratings (319.8) in the blowout win over the Bears from Conway. After a quarter of action, the score was 10-10 but the Wildcats blew the doors off with a 28-point second quarter. The Wildcat rushing attack wasn’t itself — neither of K-State’s leading running backs got going — but the Wizard of Manhattan will figure it out.The Wildcat defense appeared to have some extra work on its plate as Snyder joked they would be hanging around until early Sunday working on correcting their mistakes. I’m 95 percent sure he was joking.Bill Snyder says K-State’s defense will practice at midnight tonight in an attempt to learn how to defend the option.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) September 3, 2017
Emil Forsberg Who is Mourinho’s Man Utd target Emil Forsberg? Peter McVitie Last updated 1 year ago 00:00 11/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty RB Leipzig Bayer Leverkusen v RB Leipzig Sweden v Italy Italy v Sweden Manchester United v Newcastle United Sweden Bundesliga Premier League Manchester United Italy WC Qualification Europe Transfers The 26-year-old midfielder impressed as he helped eliminate Italy from the World Cup playoffs, sparking more talk of a move away from the Bundesliga Emil Forsberg was dismissive of reports Manchester United are ready to make a move for him as he played a starring role in Sweden’s victory over Italy last week.“I read about it in the newspaper, but my focus is on RB Leipzig,” the winger insisted after it was said Jose Mourinho was in the stands to cast an eye over him.United 14/1 for PL title Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Another strong campaign with his current team may be top priority, but after seeing his hopes of a move shut down by the Bundesliga side in the summer, his concentration may soon stray from matters in Saxony as his displays attract more attention.Europe’s more established top sides have been circling Forsberg since January, but RB Leipzig’s refusal to entertain the notion of him leaving during the close season prompted his agent to accuse the “arrogant” club of “destroying his dreams”.After a summer of links to AC Milan, Roma and Liverpool, the emergence of United’s interest could add a new spark to his ambitions of playing at the next level. Contracted to the club until 2022, it will take a substantial effort to pry him away from RB, especially with fellow star Naby Keita on his way to Liverpool next summer, but some top sides will consider him worth it.The 26-year-old has become a treasure in his homeland and has taken over as the key player in the wake of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s retirement from the national team and his man of the match display in the 1-0 win over Italy has improved his stature even further.It is a reputation Forsberg has been building since he followed in his father’s footsteps in becoming a star player for his hometown team Sundsvall, making his debut in the second tier at the age of 17. He was crucial in their promotion to the Allsvenskan and keeping them up, earning a step up to Malmo.Two years and two league titles later, he left as the top performer to join Leipzig in the 2. Bundesliga and immediately established himself as a pivotal player in their quick rise to one of the strongest sides in the country.His tally of 19 assists in his and RB Leipzig’s debut campaign in the Bundesliga last season was by far the highest in the division and only one player in the top flight created more chances, while he added eight goals to the equation.Forsberg is more than goals and assists, though. A quick, skilful left-sided midfielder who threatens from the inside channels with his passes and dribbles, he injects pace into Leipzig’s attacks and links up well with Keita, Timo Werner & Co.A huge asset for Forsberg’s game is his first touch. He can stop a long, high pass dead immediately if needed, but the way he seamlessly moves the ball into space with it earns him a great deal more time on it.He has superb technical ability, but when he combines with his reading of the game, it is as if he is two steps ahead of opponents as he heads for goal or picks out a team-mate.“He’s so damn cool, so cool,” 83-time Sweden international Kennet Andersson said. “A real top player. World class, actually.”A return of three goals and two assists from 14 games in all competitions this term show a bit of a drop after a summer full of transfer speculation, but he continues to carve out opportunities and his strikes against Monaco and Porto in the Champions League were vital in securing points.”Of course, it’s hard to reach last season’s level again, both [Forsberg and Keita] have been hyped enormously, then the transfer stories came in the summer and the boys have put themselves under enormous pressure again,” coach Ralph Hasenhuttl said recently.He has impressed several times this season as he did against Italy, but needs to find consistency again as his side look to close the four point gap on league leaders Bayern Munich and progress in Europe.”This club wants to be the best, and I want to be the best,” he said when he signed a contract extension earlier this year, and as a bit of a late bloomer, he may have some way to go to be the ultimate.However, Sweden’s star man has shown he deserves the attention of Europe’s top sides as the January transfer window approaches.With the likes of Man Utd, Liverpool and Roma circling, Leipzig may have to let him go or risk destroying his dreams again.
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday said that her government has decided to increase the allowances of ministers and MLAs in the state.Ministers will now be getting a daily allowance of Rs 3,000, up from Rs 2,000 per day, while MLAs will get Rs 2,000 a day, up from Rs 1,000. The announcement by the Chief Minister came in the wake of recommendations from different members of the state Assembly. “There have been different types of recommendations from the honourable members and the government has decided to increase the allowances of the ministers and MLAs. Finance minister Amit Mitra is not well. But we can afford this at the moment,” Banerjee announced at the state Assembly, adding that her government will have to cough up an additional expenditure of Rs 15 crore for this purpose. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe allowances are given to MLAs and ministers’ for their presence in the Assembly, either during the session or for any other meeting. “In most of the cases, the members have to attend the Assembly on a regular basis to attend their respective committee meetings,” a senior member of the Assembly said. According to the enhancement, the MLAs will get an approximate allowance of Rs 60,000 instead of Rs 30,000 and the allowance of the ministers, including the Chief Minister, will be Rs 90,000 instead of Rs 60,000 per month. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHowever the Opposition protested the announcement, citing disparity of allowances between the MLAs and ministers. “There should not be any difference of daily allowance between the MLAs and ministers, because all are members of this house,” Left Front leader Sujan Chakraborty said. It may be mentioned here that this is the third time the Mamata Banerjee government has decided to increase the emoluments of the MLAs and ministers. Prior to this, when the state Assembly passed the West Bengal Salaries and Allowances (Amendment) Bill, 2017, the salary of the Chief Minister was increased to Rs 27,001 from Rs 8,500. The ministers’ salary was increased to Rs 22,000 from a meagre Rs 7,500, while the salary of the ministers of state was raised to Rs 21,900 from Rs 7,300. Similarly, the salary of the MLAs was hiked to Rs 17,500 from Rs 5,000. The salary of the Leader of Opposition was also increased to Rs 22,000 from Rs 10,500. In 2011, when Mamata Banerjee came to power, the allowance of members of Assembly was increased as well.
Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Mado Lamotte will be back for a 5th edition of her eclectic show Mado’s got talent! with drag-queens, singers, circus artists and comedians! “Mado’s madness returns to the Place des Festivals! We are preparing a memorable show – and hilarious! – Just For Laughs 2018, get ready!” – Mado Lamotte.Night owls will be welcome at the Melting Pot, located on Esplanade de la Place des Arts, to party all night in the heart of the downtown along with international artists and DJs.Finally, the gourmet open-air village BOUFFONS!MTL is back at the corner of Ste-catherine West street & Bleury street. This is the summer happening for foodies with tens of food trucks, tasting workshops, bars and more!The full programming of outdoor activities will be announced in June 2018. MONTREAL – Festival Juste pour rire is proud to present the first highlights of its 2018 outdoor programming: a diverse and innovative program for all tastes and all generations! The Festival is happy to announce that the mythical Beach Boys will perform on its free outdoor stage next summer! The festival-goers are invited to come celebrate the summer heat and dance with the sound of worldwide hits that have become true classics, such as I Get Around, Wouldn’t It Be Nice and Surfin’ USA. Let the Californian sunshine take over Place des Festivals … mark your calendars!The hit teen event Juste pour ados! created and led by Pascal Morrissette, will be back with 100+ artists for a show and meet‑ups with teen idols of the year. “I’m happy to be back at Juste pour rire with even more craziness, stars, and selfies! I promise you a new show that our young girls and guys will adore!” – Pascal Morrissette. Facebook Advertisement
26 March 2007The international community has an obligation to support the new Palestinian National Unity Government without preconditions and to lift the aid restrictions imposed on it, according to participants in a United Nations meeting on Israeli-Palestinian peace. The international community has an obligation to support the new Palestinian National Unity Government without preconditions and to lift the aid restrictions imposed on it, according to participants in a United Nations meeting on Israeli-Palestinian peace.The UN International Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace, held at the Rome headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 22-23 March, welcomed the formation of the Government and voiced the hope that the development would allow the international community to restore much-needed economic and humanitarian aid and help to move the peace process forward.The participants emphasized that the decades-old conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians was increasingly becoming a key symbol of a perceived rift between the Western and Islamic societies.They stressed that the lack of progress in Middle East peacemaking and, most notably, in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had exacerbated feelings of frustration and mutual mistrust that were fuelling extremism on a local, regional and world scale. They also felt that it was based on distorted interpretations of religious motives, aimed at transforming a political problem into a cultural and religious divide, and at disrupting the dialogue and interchanges across cultures and civilizations.The Meeting, convened by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, held three plenary sessions focusing on the significance of peace in the Middle East for the advancement of the dialogue between cultures and civilizations; the role of parliaments in promoting dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians; and the urgency of restoring momentum to the peace process and forging a vision of a final settlement.Committee Chairman Paul Badji of Senegal said in his closing statement that as long as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had not been settled in a comprehensive, just and lasting manner, there would be no peace. Moreover peace would be impossible without an end to the occupation.In a message opening the meeting Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is currently in the Middle East pushing efforts to promote a peace deal, said a parallel commitment by both Israel and the Palestinians was essential for advancing on key issues.
Highlights at the close Friday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,055.99, down 20.17 pointsDow — 21,813.67, up 30.27 pointsS&P 500– 2,443.05, up 4.08 pointsNasdaq — 6,265.64, down 5.69 pointsCurrencies:Cdn — 80.05 cents US, up 0.24 of a centPound — C$1.6072, up 0.25 of a centEuro — C$1.4821, up 0.32 of a centEuro — US$1.1864, up 0.60 of a centOil futures:US$47.87, up 44 cents(October contract)Gold futures:US$1,297.90 per oz., up $5.90(December contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:Daily quote unavailable from source; office closed on FridaysThursday: $22.183 per oz., $713.18 per kg.)
B.C. government reviews homeowner grants amid rising property assessments by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 4, 2017 7:01 am MDT Last Updated Jan 4, 2017 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A real estate sold sign is shown outside a house in Vancouver, Tuesday, Jan.3, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward VICTORIA – Homeowners across parts of southern British Columbia have received big increases in the assessed value of their homes, prompting the government to review who qualifies for a grant that helps reduce property taxes.Property assessments from 2016 were posted online Tuesday by BC Assessment, which announced last month that homeowners can expect values for single family homes in much of B.C.’s Lower Mainland and the Victoria area on Vancouver Island to jump between 30 and 50 per cent from last year.The grant program offers $570 to homeowners of properties with an assessed value of less than $1.2 million. The Finance Ministry said the grant covers 91 per cent or more than one million homes in the province.“We are actively looking at the threshold level and considering the effect of rising assessments on the homeowner grant,” the ministry said in a statement.The province increased the threshold by $100,000 to $1.2 million last year because of soaring real estate prices.The B.C. government said no other jurisdiction in Canada offers the same type of assistance as its homeowner grant, but Ontario, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and New Brunswick offer income tested tax credits.BC Assessment is the agency that collects, monitors and analyses property data. The assessments are based on the estimate of a property’s market value as of July 1 and its physical condition as of Oct. 31.Jason Grant, a spokesman for the agency, said assessment increases are spread almost uniformly across much of the Lower Mainland from Squamish to Chilliwack, and in the Victoria area.The data shows the assessment on a single-family home on Vancouver’s west side increased 41 per cent to $2.74 million from $1.94 million in July 2015. A similar home on Vancouver’s east side increased 41 per cent to $1.33 million from $947,300 in 2015.“There are large increases being reported for most of the Lower Mainland, but it’s very important to remember these large increases do not automatically translate into a corresponding increase in property taxes,” said Grant.“Don’t be too panicked when you see the big number.”Prof. Tsur Somerville of the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business said he felt a jolt of sticker shock when he looked at his own property assessment.“I know how much house prices went up and then I looked at my assessment this morning, and damn, that’s a big number,” he said.Somerville said he doesn’t have much sympathy for homeowners concerned about losing their grant because the increased value of their property puts them above the threshold.“If you are a renter or a poor person, to have someone who has just gained $400,000 in wealth complaining about spending another $600 a year, that doesn’t really carry a lot of water,” he said.B.C.’s advocate for seniors has said many elderly people on fixed incomes are struggling to stay in their homes because they can’t afford property taxes.
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1987U.S.Tom Watson5.48Scott Simpson0.045.44 Spieth isn’t the first golfer to experience an unceremonious meltdown on Sunday at a major championship; YouTube is littered with the bones of players snatching ignominy from the jaws of victory. That doesn’t make it any less jarring to see a player as good as Spieth, leading by 5 midway through the Masters’ final round, fresh off of one of the greatest seasons at the majors in modern history last year, fall apart in such spectacular fashion. And that he was beaten by Danny Willett, who had just one career top-10 finish at a major before this week, made Spieth’s defeat all the more stunning.In measuring Spieth’s performance in majors last year, I used “major shares,” a statistic that estimates how many majors a player would have been expected to win given his scoring relative to the field average in past majors. Fractional “shares” of wins accumulate over time for good players; the number is nailed right around zero for the also-rans. Going into the Masters, Spieth had 1.48 career major shares,1A few notes, since I tweaked the methodology a bit since last season: Instead of using z-scores, I’m now basing major shares on a player’s strokes above the field average in a tournament. (Research by Daniel Myers shows that converting those to z-scores needlessly adds statistical noise to a player’s rating.) I also listed two versions of major shares last season — one that adjusts for other performances in the field, one that does not — and I’ve averaged those together here. the 10th-most of any active player; Willett, on the other hand, had 0.01 major shares. That difference, 1.47 major shares, was the 17th-biggest disparity in résumés between a major’s third-round leader and the player who eventually overtook him since 1958.2Out of the 139 instances in that span where the leader after three rounds didn’t go on to win the major. In other words, there have been less likely candidates to come from behind, but not many. STROKES GAINED AGAINST FIELD 1997Tiger Woods+3.7+5.8+7.2+4.2+11.5+21.0 1977BritishJack Nicklaus12.50Tom Watson0.8511.65 2010Phil Mickelson+3.9+1.5+5.6+4.9+10.5+16.0 1985Bernhard Langer+1.2-1.3+6.0+4.8+10.8+10.6 STROKES GAINED AGAINST FIELD 1978PGATom Watson1.78John Mahaffey0.531.25 YEARPLAYERR1R2R3R4WEEKENDTOTAL 1978Gary Player+1.2-0.4+3.1+8.2+11.3+12.1 YEARPLAYERR1R2R3R4WEEKENDTOTAL Considering Spieth’s immense potential, the difference between the two golfers would likely have been even higher if Willett had pulled this upset later in Spieth’s career. Spieth is no Tiger Woods, but before Sunday, he’d developed a reputation for steadiness, particularly in majors. After he birdied the ninth hole on Sunday to go up 5 strokes, a third major — and second Green Jacket — in the span of 12 months seemed imminent. (Ken Pomeroy — who maintains a golf win probability feed on Twitter in addition to his indispensable college basketball stats site — gave Spieth a 92 percent chance of winning at that point.) Then, a pair of bogeys to give a few strokes back. Then, quadruple-bogey.But epic collapses such as Spieth’s are often accompanied by incredible comebacks. And for all the water-cooler chatter about Spieth’s disastrous final trip through Augusta’s back nine, Willett also had to play tremendous golf over the weekend, particularly on Sunday. In the final 36 holes of the tournament, Willett outplayed the field average by 9.4 strokes, the ninth-best weekend enjoyed by any Masters winner since 1958. And 5.7 of those strokes were gained against the field in Round 4 alone, representing the eighth-best final round performance by a winner since ’58. 2016Danny Willett+2.3-0.3+3.7+5.7+9.4+11.5 1995U.S.Greg Norman3.23Corey Pavin0.242.99 1989MastersBen Crenshaw2.09Nick Faldo0.851.24 2009PGATiger Woods10.85Y.E. Yang0.0010.85 2011Charl Schwartzel+2.0-0.5+4.1+5.7+9.8+11.3 2013U.S.Phil Mickelson4.58Justin Rose0.244.34 1994Jose Maria Olazabal-0.8+5.0+5.4+4.9+10.3+14.5 2008BritishGreg Norman3.45P. Harrington0.343.12 1995Ben Crenshaw+0.7+3.5+2.3+5.3+7.7+11.9 1986Jack Nicklaus-0.6+1.3+2.0+7.0+9.0+9.7 1965Jack Nicklaus+4.1+2.9+9.1+4.6+13.7+20.7 YEARMAJORPLAYERMAJOR SHARESPLAYERMAJOR SHARESDIFF 2016MastersJordan Spieth1.48Danny Willett0.011.47 LEADER THROUGH 3 RDSEVENTUAL WINNER SourceS: ESPN, Yahoo 1990MastersRaymond Floyd2.66Nick Faldo1.051.61 Best weekend performances at Augusta, 1958-2016 2016Danny Willett+2.3-0.3+3.7+5.7+9.4+11.5 1959Art Wall+0.8-1.6+1.8+7.4+9.2+8.4 1990Nick Faldo+1.1+0.9+6.6+4.2+10.8+12.8 1971MastersJack Nicklaus7.29Charles Coody0.097.20 1967Gay Brewer+0.6+5.1+1.7+7.2+8.9+14.6 1996Nick Faldo+2.1+4.8+0.8+6.7+7.5+14.3 1993PGAGreg Norman2.92Paul Azinger0.482.43 1973Tommy Aaron+6.0-0.5+0.2+6.1+6.3+11.8 Biggest major upsets since 1958 Few sports offer as much potential for dramatic, heartbreaking collapse as golf. Jordan Spieth learned as much on Sunday: 2009BritishTom Watson5.98Stewart Cink0.375.61 1984BritishTom Watson5.33Seve Ballesteros2.053.28 1989Nick Faldo+5.3+1.3-2.9+6.7+3.8+10.3 1985MastersRaymond Floyd2.22Bernhard Langer0.251.97 1987MastersBen Crenshaw1.84Larry Mize0.021.81 1983U.S.Tom Watson4.44Larry Nelson0.703.73 1986PGAGreg Norman1.60Bob Tway0.021.58 1978Gary Player+1.2-0.4+3.1+8.2+11.3+12.1 2005Tiger Woods-1.2+6.2+7.2+2.2+9.4+14.4 2006U.S.Phil Mickelson3.45Geoff Ogilvy0.033.43 2011Charl Schwartzel+2.0-0.5+4.1+5.7+9.8+11.3 2012U.S.Jim Furyk1.25Webb Simpson0.001.25 Best Sundays at Augusta, 1958-2016 The quality (or lack thereof) with which Spieth hit the ball at the 12th hole was shocking, but Willett’s weekend charge was also pretty historic. It took a combination of the two to generate a Green Jacket ceremony this awkward: