IPL 2017, MI vs DD Highlights: How Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah scripted Mumbai’s victory

first_imgHello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of Match 25 of the Indian Premier League between the Mumbai Indians versus the Delhi Daredevils in Mumbai. (POINTS TABLE | SCORECARD)DELHI INNINGS:23.49 IST: MUMBAI WIN BY 14 RUNS! A low full toss outside off, Cummins reaches out for it and hits it to deep point for a single. Smiles all around in the Mumbai camp and the players are looking really happy. What an effort from them! 9, 0, 5, 6, 0, 0, no that’s not a pin code. These are the figures of the top six Delhi batsmen. This pretty much sums up where they lost the match. It was always looking a tough task after the start they got but Chris Morris and Kagiso Rabada stuck together, stitched a 91-run stand to take their side really close. However, some outstanding death bowling from Jasprit Bumrah sealed the deal for Mumbai. He allowed only 9 runs in his last two overs (17th and 19th of the match) to ensure that Hardik Pandya has a cushion of 25 runs to defend in the final over.So, it’s down to the final over!Bumrah bowls a gorgeous over. DD need 2?5? off 6? balls.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201723.38 IST: WICKET! Boom, boom, Bumrah! Dishes out a terrific yorker, slower in pace and around leg, Rabada once again is early into the shot, swings his bat and misses. The stumps are disturbed and a 91-run partnership has been broken. 28 needed off 8 balls.23.34 IST: SIX! Boom, out of here! McClenaghan is on the shorter side outside off, slower in pace, Morris sits back and launches it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 12 from the over, 30 needed off 12 balls.advertisementMatch 25. 17.3: M McClenaghan to C Morris, 4 runs, 107/6 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017100 up and this is not over yet. #DDTweets #MIvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 201723.26 IST: Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 46 needed off 24 balls.NO MAN’S LAND! That’s what the ball falls into after Mitch M gets Morris to top edge a bouncer.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201723.20 IST: FOUR! A shortish ball on off, Morris camps back and punches it sweetly through extra cover. An outstanding effort in the deep by Pollard as he runs across to his left from long off, puts in a full length dive and pulls it back. The umpire though wants to check upstairs. The replays show that while picking up the ball Kieron’s back leg was in touch with the rope. All the hard work goes in vain.Krunal Pandya has been called on to bowl. He could be the partnership-breaker, the one with the golden arm. ??#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201723.10 IST: Time Out has been taken. This partnership is flowering and Mumbai need to break it to end the match.23.06 IST: FOUR! No stopping this one! Back of a length delivery outside off, Morris camps back and smacks it through backward point for a boundary. 50-run stand comes up between Kagiso Rabada and Morris.OUCH! Morris hits one straight at Rabada! #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201723.03 IST: NOT OUT! Tossed up ball outside off, Rabada tries to reverse sweep but misses. Patel takes the bails off, appeals mutely but nothing from the square leg umpire.Another boundary from #Rabada.#DDTweets#MIvDD#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 2017″I like to see guys throwing themselves around, whether he’s young or old.”Fielding coach, @JontyRhodes8#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201722.56 IST: SIX! Up and over long off! Harbhajan gives this one extra flight, loopy and on off, Rabada gets forward with a big stride and lofts it over long off. Looked like a mishit but it keeps going and clears Pollard standing at the edge of the rope. Delhi Daredevils 55/6 (9.4 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/8Match 25. 9.1: H Singh to C Morris, 4 runs, 48/6 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201722.52 IST: Time Out has been taken. Chris Morris seems to be struggling with his left knee and is getting it rapped. Delhi Daredevils 44/6 (9 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/8#DaDaRabada!Smacked that for a four.#DDTweets#MIvDD#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 2017Brilliant effort by @ImRo45. That was a tough chance at slip. We can smell #Bhajji’s 200th T20 wicket.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201722.39 IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust. Karun Nair drags one onto his stumps. Drags it on! Last recognized Delhi batsman is on his bike to the pavilion. Pandya serves a shortish delivery outside off, Nair tries to play away from his body but gets a thick inside edge onto the stumps. A big roar from the Mumbai crowd, they are loving it. Delhi in tatters. Delhi Daredevils 24/6 (6.3 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/8advertisementThere’s unity, optimism and plenty of confidence in our boys. Let’s get this done! ???#CricketMeriJaan #MIvDD #MI pic.twitter.com/V8FrdAycN4- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201722.33 IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust, back-to-back ducks for Rishabh Pant! Credit to Rohit Sharma for having a slip fielder in place. Lovely delivery by Bumrah, hurls across a back of a length delivery outside off, Rishabh with zero footwork has a tame push inside the line and gets a big outside edge to first slip. Harbhajan Singh takes the catch easily and Mumbai continue to dominate this game. Delhi Daredevils 21/5 (5.3 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/822.25 IST: WICKET! Corey Anderson is adjudged lbw! It’s going from bad to worse for the visiting team. The Mumbai crowd has gone bonkers. Excellent piece of bowling by the Kiwi. He gets a length ball to nip back into the batsman from around off, Anderson fails to defend from the crease and is pinged on the back pad. They appeal and the finger goes up for the second time in this over. Mumbai are all over Delhi like a rash. Delhi Daredevils 21/4 (4 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/822.21 IST: WICKET! A soft dismissal for Shreyas Iyer! McClenaghan bangs in a short delivery down the leg side, Iyer tries to work it on the leg side but gloves it behind. Parthiv Patel catches the ball, they all appeal vociferously and the finger has gone up as well. A perfect start for the home team and Delhi are staring down the barrel very early in the run chase. Delhi Daredevils 20/3 (3.3 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/8Match 25. 1.5: M McClenaghan to S Iyer, 4 runs, 14/2 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201722.10 IST: WICKET! Sanju Samson gone. Mumbai are delighted and the crowd is making a lot of noise. McClenaghan sends across a good length ball around off, probably stopping a bit onto the batsman, Samson is early into the shot and pushes it aerially to mid off. Rohit makes no mistake and Samson has to walk back. A delightful start for the home team. Delhi Daredevils 10/2 (1.2 overs) vs Mumbai Indians 142/822.08 IST: FOUR! Sanju again sends it to the boundary ropes. 22.07 IST: FOUR! Sanju Samson creams it through the covers. 22.04 IST: OUT! Tare has to walk as Hardik Pandya runs him out.22.03 IST: Mitchell Johnson with the new ball for Mumbai. .@MitchJohnson398 will bowl the first over! Take us down memory lane, Mitch.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201721.51 IST: Will Mumbai be able to defend the total of 142?We don’t have a huge total tonight, but we have a great bowling attack. Let’s defend it!#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/7Tzlh6fSf9- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 2017 MUMBAI INNINGS:21.49 IST: Mumbai finish on 142/8. Outstanding bowling effort by Delhi to restrict the famed and in-form Mumbai batting line-up!21.47 IST: FOUR! Edged! On a length and around leg, Johnson looks to heave it away but inside edges past the keeper for a boundary. His first ball of the tournament goes for a boundary!advertisement21.45 IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya run out for 24. Brilliant umpiring! Morris bowls yet another yorker on the sticks, Hardik flicks it through mid-wicket. He urges Mitchell McClenagahan to come back for the second. But Karun Nair runs ahead in the deep and hurls a throw at the striker’s end. Pant does the rest. The umpire doesn’t need the third umpire this time around and raises the dreaded finger. One run taken but Hardik has to depart. Mumbai Indians 135/8 (19.3 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils21.41 IST: WICKET! Another one bites the dust. Some footie practice comes helps Kagiso Rabada here. He bowls a yorker, Hardik jams it out near the pitch only. Harbhajan starts running and Pandya responds. Seeing that the South African batsman rushes towards the bowler and kicks it onto the stumps at the striker’s end. He starts celebrating straightaway with Pant but the umpire decides to take it upstairs. Replays show that Harbhajan failed to make his ground. Mumbai lose one more wicket but importantly Hardik is on the strike for the last over. Mumbai Indians 132/7 (19 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils#IPL Some Football skills by @KagisoRabada25 #MIvDD pic.twitter.com/d4IVHLN6WK- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 22, 201721.32 IST: WICKET! Pollard fails to up the ante. Cummins bowls a cutter and keeps it on a length, Pollard clears his front leg and looks to clear the long on fence. But he doesn’t connect it all. The ball goes high up in the air and Sanju Samson runs in from that position and takes a good catch. A big wicket for Delhi. Mumbai Indians 120/6 (17.1 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils21.27 IST: SIX! Tremendous shot! Morris bowls it full and on the sticks, Hardik Pandya gets under the ball and flicks it powerfully over the mid-wicket fence for half a dozen.Match 25. 15.1: P Cummins to K Pollard, 4 runs, 106/5 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201721.20 IST: FOUR! Clobbered! Loopy leg break around off, Pollard just smashes it past the bowler for a boundary. No long off in the world can stop these hits from the big man.#MIcam – Our fortress is rocking! Paltan ???????????????#CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/kB3s1MsS1L- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 2017Match 25. 13.6: Z Khan to K Pollard, 4 runs, 94/5 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201721.12 IST: FOUR! Zaheer follows the batsman down the leg side with a short ball, Pollard still attempts to pull it over the leg side but it catches the top edge and flies over the keeper for a boundary.21.09 IST: WICKET! Amit Mishra strikes again and this time he removes Krunal Pandya. Mumbai have lost half their side and the fans are in disbelief. Mishra breaks the partnership. Mishra serves a googly outside off, Krunal Pandya looks to run it down but only manages a faint edge. Pant catches it brilliantly well and starts appealing immediately. The leggie joins him too. And after a brief thought, the umpire raises the dreaded finger. Krunal has to depart. Mumbai Indians 84/5 (12.4 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils8?2?/4? in 12 overs!That was a fruitful over for us, 2 runs off it. #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201721.02 IST: FOUR! Beautiful and much needed! Length delivery, outside off, Krunal Pandya creams it through covers for a boundary.7?4?/4? in 11 overs!Patience is what Krunal and Kieron are going by at the moment.#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201720.54 IST: Huge appeal for caught behind, turned down! Good length delivery, outside off, Krunal walks across to steer it down to third man but misses. There was a noise as the ball went past the pad and replays show that the white object had stayed low and brushed the pads on its way to the keeper.20.46 IST: Time Out taken. Great start for Delhi as they have managed to remove four top batsmen from the opposite team. Mumbai are under the pump and need partnerships. Delhi would look to build more pressure in the middle overs.20.46 IST: WICKET! Rohit Sharma’s poor run continues. Mumbai are falling apart. The one time they batted first in this season, they ended up on the losing side. Is the story going to repeat? Anyways Rohit’s struggle against spin continues. Mishra tosses this up around off, Rohit Sharma kneels and sweeps it. However, he fails to find the gap between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket. Pat Cummins goes to his left in the deep and reverse cups the opportunity. A huge, huge blow for Mumbai to lose their captain so early. Delhi is all smiles and why not they have dismissed four Mumbai batsmen for just 60. Mumbai Indians 60/4 (8.1 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils20.39 IST: WICKET! Pat removes the in-form Nitish Rana and Mumbai are in a bit of a bother here. Cummins bowls it short and around off, Rana goes back and pulls it hard. He was unaware of the fact that this was a set up and he fell for it. Corey Anderson at deep mid-wicket pouches it easily. Delhi are on top at the Wankhede. Mumbai Indians 56/3 (7.2 overs) vs Delhi Daredevils20.36 IST: FOUR! Reverse swept! Bowls this outside off, Rana gets into the position early and reverse sweeps it through the vacant point region for a boundary.That’s the end of the powerplay and we’re on track now, #MI 48/2. #DDTweets #MIvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 201720.29 IST: WICKET! Crazy running, says Danny Morrison on air. Morris bowls a length ball around off, Rana defends it towards the off side and sets off instantly. Sanju Samson storms ahead from cover-point, gathers the ball and hurls a throw at the striker’s end and connects. Buttler is not even in the picture and has to depart. Rana is upset with himself to call the Englishman for a run. Buttler goes in a disappointing manner. Outstanding work by Samson too. Mumbai Indians 47/2 (5.1 overs) vs Delhi DaredevilsMatch 25. 4.6: Z Khan to J Buttler, 4 runs, 47/1 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 201720.24 IST: FOUR! Poor ball. Bowls it on a length and around leg, Buttler just tickles it fine for a boundary.Mr. Consistent, Mr. In-form, the stylish southpaw – call him what you want. ???Nitish Rana is in! #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201720.23 IST: WICKET! Sound of timber! Top class bowling by Rabada. He dishes out a lethal yorker, 145 kph and right at the base of the leg stump, Parthiv shimmies back and tries to dig it out but is beaten for sheer pace. His bat comes down quite late and he loses his stumps. Rabada lets out a big scream in celebration. What a sight for the bowler! Delhi finally have a wicket. Mumbai Indians 37/1 (4 overs) vs Delhi DaredevilsMatch 25. 3.2: K Rabada to J Buttler, 6 runs, 35/0 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017Parthiv and Buttler’s running has been spot on. Good quick single!#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 22 April 201720.13 IST: FOUR! Welcome Zaheer, says Parthiv Patel. Full delivery, on the pads, Parthiv Patel flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. He makes these shots look so easy.20.12 IST: DROPPED! Oh, Rishabh Pant what have you done? Full delivery, on the stumps, Jos gets across to scoop it but doesn’t connect it well at all. The ball goes to Pant, the keeper, at a good height. He fails to catch the ball. But to be honest he should’ve given that he also had the gloves. How costly will this be? Buttler was in sublime form in the previous match.20.10 IST: FOUR! Lucky runs these for Mumbai! On a length and outside off, Jos Buttler comes down the ground looking to go over covers but edges it over third man for a one bounce boundary. Morris won’t pleased with these runs.Match 25. 1.4: C Morris to J Buttler, 6 runs, 16/0 https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 April 2017Good start for @KagisoRabada25 in #IPL.C’mon Dilli! #MIvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) 22 April 201720.00 IST: Rabada with the new ball, Parthiv to face.  19.55 IST: Records to be made tonight, If Mumbai Indians win, they will equal their longest ever winning streak of six matches.Mumbai captain, Rohit Sharma is 77 runs away from 4,000 IPL runs.Delhi captain, Zaheer Khan is just one wicket away from 100 IPL wickets. Smile for the cameras, boys! The two captains – Zaheer Khan and a different looking #RohitSharma – ahead of #MIvDD!#CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/lQTAZz368U- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.50 IST: Will it be worth the wait?It’s been a while, Mitch! 1?4?2?7? days to be precise since Johnson last played for #MI. Happy to see him again?#CricketMeriJaan #MIvDD pic.twitter.com/ZG9XeedEyg- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.48 IST: Delhi have decided to tinker with the side. Delhi Daredevils: Aditya Tare, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant(w), Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Zaheer Khan(c)DD XI: S Iyer, S Samson, K Nair, R Pant, C Morris, A Tare, C Anderson, P Cummins, K Rabada, A Mishra, Z Khan https://t.co/44ytV75SJS #MIvDD- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 22, 201719.47 IST: Mumbai Indians have just one change in their playing XI. Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit BumrahJust the 1? change in our playing XI tonight! Did you get it right?#MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/LLpMDYfRrI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.44 IST: Zaheer Khan at the toss, “We are going to bowl first. Mumbai being hometown for me, the heart is always with Mumbai. Will look to put up a nice show and hope everybody have a good time. Sleep on time, eat on time and exercise regularly. It’s a good challenge. We have three changes: Jayant is out. Angelo is out and Sam is also out. We have a full pace battery playing today. KG (Rabada) is debuting. Tare and Anderson are playing.”19.42 IST: Rohit Sharma at the toss,”Malinga is under the weather, he’s not feeling well. We have left him out. Mitchell Johnson comes in for him. We have been playing well for the last couple of weeks. We have not batted first, so it is a challenge for us. Not really. It looks the same track like the one in 2016. Seems a bit dry and there will be some bounce for the fast bowlers. You got to use it to your advantage and we have to put up a good show. We have played enough cricket here to understand what the surface does.”19.39  IST: Kagiso Rabada makes in IPL debut.19.37 IST: Mitchell Johnson returns in place of Malinga.#Malinga is unwell tonight and @MitchJohnson398 will play his first game for us this season. #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.35 IST: Delhi win the toss, will bowl first. “We haven’t batted first here and it gives us a challenge.”@ImRo45 is up for it! #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 2017TOSS:The coin doesn’t land our way this time around. We have been put in to bat. #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.22 IST: Dhoni show is on in Pune.#MSDhoni gets to his half century and takes RPS closer to victory. #RPSvSRH #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.12 IST: Meanwhile in Pune. RPS need 47 off 18 balls.#MSDhoni is trying to finish off a tense game for RPS! Will SRH allow him to do so? #RPSvSRH #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201719.00 IST: DELHI vs MUMBAI, the debate is endless. The Paltan will be vociferous ?? again at our fortress! ?? Watch what they have to say ahead of tonight’s game! #MIvDD #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/XrarchsHIj- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201718.55 IST: Rohit Sharma has the scored 655 runs against Delhi, the highest in the Indian Premier League.There’s something about Delhi Daredevils that brings out the best in #RohitSharma! How many runs will he score tonight?#CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/vAuf8D4Rt6- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 201718.52 IST: Jos Buttler scored 77 in his last match, will he be able to replicate the feat tonight?#JosTheBoss! A lesson in chasing down the big scores, courtesy @josbuttler.#CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/Yg4Z2d8E7d- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 22, 2017BRIEF PREVIEW:In-form Mumbai Indians will look to exploiting their home conditions when they take on Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.Sitting at the top with five wins in six matches, Mumbai will look for their sixth consecutive win in the ongoing edition as the home side seems superior to the visiting side on current form and paper.The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai had a nagging concern about the non-performance of their top-order — but it also clicked in the last match against Punjab.Mumbai’s middle-order batsmen, especially Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya, have been in prime form.The bowling department seemed balanced as Mumbai have a bunch of experienced bowlers in their line-up.Veteran pacer Harbhajan Singh has been fantastic in the first six overs, while Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah have been consistent in the death overs. Mitchell McClenaghan has also provided the breakthroughs at the crucial moments.On the other hand, Delhi, who are currently at the fourth spot with two wins and three losses, lost their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) despite a good performance.Packed with young batsmen like Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair and Shreyas Iyer, the Zaheer Khan-led Delhi’s strength lies in their array of talented seam-bowling all-rounders.Bowlers like Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews and Pat Cummins provide the depth and balance to the side. But the exciting team sometimes faces an absence of a pivot around which the team will bat.So, in the clash, Delhi will be eyeing a win this time to regain their winning momentum.last_img read more

9 days agoBrewster patient with Liverpool future: Klopp has a plan

first_imgBrewster patient with Liverpool future: Klopp has a planby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRhian Brewster has faith in Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.The 19-year-old whizkid made his first and only appearance for the Reds in the Carabao Cup win over MK Dons last month.But Brewster believes Klopp has a plan for his career.”You’ve just got to be patient and wait for your turn,” he told Sky Sports. “Obviously the boss has a plan for me and he knows what he’s doing, clearly.”Just chatting to him and stuff, he says, ‘Just be patient, your time will come, it will happen,’ and I’m just waiting. I’m being patient.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Robin Roberts Opens Up In AARP The Magazine

first_imgRobin Roberts, who at 54 enjoys so much personal and professional success, has also overcome a great deal of adversity along the way.Cover of AARP The Magazine’s April/May IssueThe first to admit that she never dreamed she’d go so far, so fast, Roberts opens up in an emotional interview with AARP the Magazine, in which she reminisces about some of her most memorable experiences. In a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from the time she openly wept on-air while covering Hurricane Katrina to the day she returned to co-anchor ABC’s Good Morning America after her bone marrow transplant, the television broadcaster expresses fear and gratitude, happiness, and pride, as she talks about the path that led her to being the gutsy, go-for-it — but empathetic — woman she is today.The following are excerpts from the April/May issue of the AARP The Magazine cover story featuring Robin Roberts, available in homes today and online now at www.aarp.org/magazine.On looking forward after facing her life-threatening illnesses: 
”I think of September 20, the date of my transplant, as my birthday more than my real birthday, on November 23. I don’t try to be like people who have had life-threatening illnesses and say, ‘Every day is a gift.’ But everything that happens from now on is lagniappe, as we say in the Gulf.”On returning to Good Morning America after her bone marrow transplant: 
”Just the emotion of seeing people who I know didn’t think they were going to see me again. Some people were, like, why were you in such a hurry to get back? It wasn’t about being back on TV. It was about being back in life. I could’ve stayed longer in an isolated room, but I didn’t want life to continue to pass me by. I wanted to participate in life. Put me in, Coach. I’m ready to play.”On remembering the historic interview between her and President Barack Obama: 
”Yes, for the president of the United States of America to change his stance on marriage equality, that was huge. And to be the person across from him asking that question! But see the little look on my face? I’m reacting to my producer on the side, who’s just held up one of those blue cards. I was guessing the sign was going to say, ‘You rock!’ Instead, it says, ‘Lipstick on teeth!’ As my mama used to say, ‘When you strut, you stumble.’”On openly weeping on air while covering the devastation of her hometown by Hurricane Katrina: 
”Covering Hurricane Katrina was a real moment for me, personally and professionally. On the air, I broke down and cried when Charlie Gibson asked about my family. I had just found my mother and sister within the hour. They hadn’t been able to evacuate because my mom was ill. The family house was damaged, but they were fine. After the broadcast, I remember taking my earpiece out and thinking, ‘I don’t have a job anymore.’ Because it was a time when you didn’t show emotion like that.”On the day she honored both her father and the Tuskegee Airmen: 
”Good Morning America had said to me, ‘If you could do anything, what would that be?’ My father was from the famed Tuskegee Airmen. I said, ‘I want to fly a plane like my dad did.’ Now, I didn’t mean I actually wanted to fly a plane that he flew! But we went back to Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, and this old thing comes chugging down the runway. I’m, like, ’I’m getting in that?’”On her friendship with Pat Summitt, Head Coach Emeritus for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols: 
”Pat [Summitt] was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. I keep in touch, and she has more good days than not. I had always wanted to be a Lady Vol under her at the University of Tennessee, but, thinking about it, we probably wouldn’t have the friendship we have now if I’d been her player. I’ve got her back. And I love that she’s got a hashtag: #WeBackPat.”For the complete interview, along with behind the scenes video and images, click here.last_img read more

Winnipeg police identify mother of six found in recycling as Mary Madeline

first_imgAshley BrandsonAPTN NewsThe Winnipeg police have identified a woman whose body was discovered among recycling at a local depot as Mary Madeline Yellowback.The 33-year old woman from God’s River in Manitoba was discovered on Sept. 28.Police have released photos of Yellowback on the night of Sept. 27.They believe she was in the downtown area the night before she was discovered.A photo from what looks like security camera footage captured Yellowback wearing a grey hoodie with a red R on the front.According to a statement released by the family, Yellowback had six children, aged three, four, six, nine and 13. She and her husband Clifford Yellowback had one child who died in a car collision in 2009 at the age of four.”Yellowback was a community care worker and is described in the statement as “happy go lucky,” the statement said.Anyone with information is asked to call the Winnipeg Police Service at 204-986-6508. news@aptn.calast_img read more

Fatal collision on Alaska Highway South of Taylor

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – RCMP now confirm one person has died in the collision that occurred on December 13 at around 8:30 a.m. on the Alaska Highway, south of Taylor.Police say there was a two-vehicle head-on collision on Hwy 97 south of 230 Road, Taylor area, involving a semi-truck and passenger vehicle with one person in each.Emergency services, Dawson Creek RCMP, Traffic Services and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service responded to the scene. RCMP Corporal Mike Halskov says the Dawson Creek RCMP are currently investigating the collision as the cause of the crash is unknown at the moment.The highway will be closed for the foreseeable future. Motorists are asked to monitor DriveBC.ca for updates to the road closure.last_img read more

Constitutional body powerless

first_imgThe Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has been taken lightly in many instances. Political leaders have crossed the line and become recipients of ensuing notices issued by the Election Commission (EC). Amongst the several instances reported, one stands out as utterly intolerable in India’s democratic narrative. Hate speeches by politicos during campaigns have been subject to abject criticism. Statements from BSP chief Mayawati and UP CM Yogi, in particular, made it to the apex court’s bench where an irked Chief Justice of India asked the poll body about the action initiated in the whole matter. To Ranjan Gogoi (CJI), other judges, courtroom and people’s astonishment, EC apprised the court of its powerlessness in this regard. It asserted how there is a procedure to be followed when MCC is flouted wherein a notice is issued and an advisory follows with a police complaint being the extent of punitive measures. Disappointed, the Supreme Court has demanded an explanation from EC on its “powerless” and “toothless” remark, asking an EC official to be present for the proceedings today. The Supreme Court will examine in detail the issue of the ECI’s powers to deal with hate and defamatory election speeches, and violations of the Model Code of Conduct. But EC’s extent of power, as per the petitioner’s lawyer, is mismatched. Under Article 324, EC does have powers to act strictly in this matter which has further convinced the apex court to subject EC’s powers to scrutiny. The petition filed by NRI Harpreet Mansukhani seemingly represents the average Indian dissent over the increase in hate and divisive speeches in the name of religion in the Lok Sabha elections of 2019. Much to everyone’s disappointment, hate speeches so far have carried a sense of impunity. And, EC’s powerless claim on the issue further aggravates the situation. As per the petition filed, communalism of Indian politics and caste-based parties were a “great threat to the spirit of the Constitution” and so the petition called for strict action against political leaders and party representatives spreading hatred on religious and caste lines. It also requests the court to constitute a committee headed by a former apex court judge to closely watch the election process and check the fairness of the EC. While the petition pronounces the concerns of million voters, it also takes a dig at what more can be done in this regard. Also Read – A compounding difficultyMeanwhile, EC post-hearing ordered a 48-hour and 72-hour prohibition for Mayawati and Yogi respectively in regard to their violation of MCC by asserting communal remarks. Both the leaders have been barred from holding public meetings, road shows, public speeches, interviews and use of social media. EC’s haphazard order is likely to be mentioned today in the hearing but will it hold as punitive enough is an important concern. This has larger implications on India’s democratic machinery. The word secular imbibed by our forefathers in the Constitution has been mocked by those who want to run the nation with the very Constitution by their side. Hate speeches are detrimental to the democratic values of this nation as they wither the fabric of our society. The Supreme Court’s scrutiny of EC is constructive as it may yield directives which EC will be obligated to enforce. It could not be as drastic as cancelling of candidature but it might be more severe than a few hours of ban from any political activity regarding campaigns. The apex court’s verdict here will be instrumental in reinvigorating MCC’s status which has, so far, been reduced to classroom rules. EC on its part acted swiftly to ensure a reply today in the court but the issue here is not over compliance of orders by SC but rather over its duty as a constitutional body to protect the interests of voters and hold elections in a free and fair manner. Today’s proceedings will be decisive in establishing measures to deal with political parties who drag religion and caste in political campaigns. It is important to remember that such ploys by parties and candidates not only incite communal, sentiments but also insult the secularism this country holds sacred. If hate speeches are not punished it may have severe ramifications causing instability to the ongoing elections.last_img read more

Navy Chief holds talks with chief of US naval ops

first_imgNew Delhi: Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Monday held extensive talks with Chief of US Naval Operations Admiral John Michael Richardson on ways to further deepen cooperation between navies of the two countries.Admiral Richardson is on a three-day visit to India which began on Sunday. “Major issues discussed included operations and exercises, training interactions, information exchange, capacity building and capability enhancement,” the Indian Navy said. It said Admiral Richardson’s visit is intended to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and the US and also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. The US naval official also interacted with Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa among others.last_img read more

The Rise And Fall of Womens College Basketball Dynasties

The very first women’s NCAA basketball tournament was held in 1982, and Louisiana Tech took center stage. The Lady Techsters had already compiled a 109-9 record over the previous three seasons, winning the 1981 AIAW Championship (the precursor to the women’s tourney) with a perfect 34-0 record. Led by Wade Trophy winner1Given to the nation’s best women’s college player each season. Pam Kelly, the team put the finishing touches on another title in 1982 by defeating Cheyney and legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer in the final. It was the first of two NCAA championships Louisiana Tech would win in the 1980s and started a run of seven No. 1 seeds across nine NCAA tournaments.Louisiana Tech was the UConn of the women’s NCAA tourney’s early era. But aside from a few more strong seasons in the 1990s, it’s been downhill since. The Lady Techsters haven’t made the NCAA field since 2011 — at 14-14 this season, they aren’t likely to end that drought soon — and they haven’t had an All-American since Tamicha Jackson in 2000.Louisiana Tech isn’t alone among once-great programs whose talent pipelines have dried up. A number of teams that were the titans of the early NCAA tournament have struggled in recent decades. And in their place, a new ruling class of schools has emerged to become the defining programs of the modern age. In a championship as young as the women’s tournament, it’s been fascinating to watch the rise and fall of programs that, not very long ago, were in a very different place.To visualize the progress of women’s programs in the absence of game-level data, such as our Elo ratings, we can use NCAA Tournament seeds as a proxy for team strength over time. This doesn’t explicitly factor in how a team performs in the tournament itself, but it does measure the general quality of a team’s entire season — plus, higher seeds tend to win more in the tournament anyway2Both because they are better teams and because the women’s NCAA tournament gives higher seeds home games early in the bracket.. To measure this, we awarded “seed points” in proportion to a given seed number’s expected wins in the tournament, calibrated to a 100-point scale where the No. 1 seed gets 100 points, No. 2 gets 70 points, and so forth.3Using data since the women’s tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1994. 1Tennessee73.795.487.468.982.1 Which women’s programs have been most successful during the NCAA tournament era?Seed points* in NCAA tournaments held for women’s programs, by decade and overall since 1982 2UConn2.272.089.4100.068.4 3Stanford15.783.351.177.458.5 10Notre Dame0.010.935.993.435.4 7Texas76.429.835.035.142.6 5Georgia65.045.742.924.644.0 4Duke2.723.389.455.344.5 Some teams, such as Tennessee, have been relatively consistent throughout the NCAA era. Although the Lady Vols were at their best under coach Pat Summitt during the 1990s, ranking first among all programs in seed points per tournament, they were also the third-best program of the 2000s according to our metric, fourth-best of the 1980s and even fifth-best of the 2010s, though the past few years haven’t been as strong by Tennessee standards. (The Vols probably won’t be adding to their tally this season, either: Tennessee is currently 18-11 and ranks 63rd in the RPI ratings, making it a bubble team at best for this year’s bracket.)Maryland and North Carolina have also been relatively good throughout the history of the women’s tournament. But more striking on the list above is how many programs followed the Louisiana Tech path — dominating the early days of the tourney, only to drop off the face of the Earth later. In addition to the Lady Techsters, three other programs — Long Beach State, Southern Cal and Old Dominion — have seen the biggest drop-off in seed points per tournament between the tournament’s first two decades and its two most recent. 6Louisiana Tech92.660.127.11.544.0 18Old Dominion57.242.517.10.028.5 14Baylor0.00.041.183.731.5 *Seed points award a score on a 100-point scale; a No. 1 seed gets 100 points, while the rest descend in proportion to the seed’s expected wins during the tournament.Source: NCAA Other stunning out-of-nowhere success stories include current No. 1 Baylor, which made its first NCAA tournament in 2001(!); defending champion Notre Dame, which didn’t win an NCAA tournament game until 1996; and Duke, which — despite the success of its men’s team — failed to make much noise on the women’s side until the late 1990s/early 2000s. With the exception of the Blue Devils (who at 14-14 are unlikely to make the tournament), all of these programs have continued to be great this season. In fact, many more of today’s top teams — such as Louisville, Mississippi State and South Carolina — all emerged from humble results during the 1980s and ‘90s.Most sports see early champions maintain some sort of strong presence into modern times, like the New York Yankees in baseball and Boston Celtics in basketball. So it’s surprising that this many of the most dominant teams of the early women’s tourney have vanished from the competitive landscape. It’s not impossible to imagine Louisiana Tech returning to its former glory someday, but for now the Lady Techsters’ success is a memory fading quickly into ancient history.Sara Ziegler contributed research. Seed Points Per Tournament, by decade 15Virginia40.858.419.34.931.0 11Penn St.31.048.732.319.633.4 13Purdue4.250.147.417.531.5 19Iowa30.143.111.220.026.0 17LSU25.216.860.017.430.5 16Vanderbilt11.146.948.510.530.8 12Ohio St.46.115.536.233.832.1 School1980s1990s2000s2010sOverall 20NC State41.326.619.512.924.6 A more basic scoring system might assign 16 points to a No. 1 seed, 15 to a No. 2, etc., all the way down to 1 point for a 16 seed. But that would understate the power of a high seed: Instead of being only twice as valuable as, say, a 9 seed, a No. 1 seed wins about seven times as many games during the average tournament.Averaging those seed-based point totals over all the women’s tournaments held since 1982, here are the top overall programs of the entire NCAA tourney era. 9North Carolina25.438.362.520.237.7 At the other end of the spectrum, we have the programs that started slow and picked up steam into the present day. And as hard as it is to believe now, Connecticut wasn’t always the unstoppable force we see today. The Huskies didn’t make their first NCAA tournament appearance until 1989 and didn’t win a championship before 1995. Now it’s shocking news when UConn might not be a No. 1 seed, and it’s currently riding a streak of 11 straight Final Four berths. According to our metric, no team’s fortunes have improved more between the NCAA tourney’s early period in the 1980s and the current era than the Huskies’. 8Maryland43.520.838.650.437.7 read more

Ohio State leaves Happy Valley with victory

In a successful homecoming for Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State (8-2, 5-1) avenged last season’s 13-6 loss to Penn State, leaving Happy Valley with a 24-7 victory Saturday at Beaver Stadium.Brandon Saine’s six-yard touchdown reception with 9:37 remaining put the Buckeyes up by the final margin, as the whiteout crowd — the fourth largest in the stadium’s history — filed for the exits.Pryor, a native of Jeannette, Pa., had a hand in all three OSU touchdowns.“Terrelle Pryor came in here and did a heck of a job,” coach Jim Tressel said. “He was a little bit banged up, but he gutted it out and did what he had to do.”Receiver Ray Small returned a punt 41 yards to the Nittany Lions’ 9-yard line, setting the table for the Buckeyes’ first score, a seven-yard rush by Pryor.“I always go out there and do my part, and coach [Tressel] always preaches special teams,” Small said. “So every time I’m back there, I’m thinking big. The first drive, I sparked it, and it just got me going from there.”Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark spent the evening under pressure from the OSU defensive line. Junior Cameron Heyward led the Buckeye charge with 11 tackles, including three for loss and a pair of sacks. In all, OSU held Penn State to just 201 total yards.“It seemed like every time I looked around, Cam [Heyward] was back there bull-rushing over a guy, using brute strength,” senior linebacker Austin Spitler said. “It was unbelievable to see these guys. We have a great defensive line, and everybody’s aware of that. They played lights out.”The lone Penn State score came early in the second quarter. Clark punched it in from less than a yard out to tie the game 7-7.The Bucks answered with a 10-play drive, culminating in a 37-yard field goal by 26-year-old walk-on kicker Devin Barclay, who replaced starter Aaron Pettrey, out for the regular season with a knee injury.“Devin’s been good all year,” Tressel said. “He’s been good when called upon in games. He’s a veteran.”OSU had one final chance to tack on a score in the first half, but Pryor overthrew a wide-open Dane Sanzenbacher near the end zone, and the Buckeyes settled for a 10-7 lead at the break.“No one is harder on themselves than [Pryor],” Tressel said. “The fact that he had a chance to hit a home run and didn’t, you know that was eating at him.”Pryor got his opportunity to atone for the overthrow.With 1:47 left in the third quarter, Pryor connected with sophomore DeVier Posey for a 62-yard touchdown strike, nudging the OSU lead to 10.“We had been running a lot on first downs,” Tressel said. “We felt like, if we had decent field position, that it was time to try to strike.We were out near the 40, and we felt like we could get behind them.” Penn State never got in an offensive rhythm, especially in the second half, when held scoreless. Clark completed just 12 of 28 passes, and the Nittany Lions’ rushing attack averaged just 2.5 yards per carry.“Going up against a great offense like that, you don’t expect to hold them to such few yards and such few points,” Spitler said. “We always talk about how we want to outplay their defense if we want to win the game. Obviously, we did that tonight.”With the victory — and Iowa’s first loss of the season, 17-10 to Northwestern — the Buckeyes control their own destiny in the quest for a Big Ten championship. OSU hosts Iowa Saturday, and with a Buckeye victory, both the Hawkeyes and Nittany Lions would have two conference losses to OSU’s one, guaranteeing OSU at least a share of a Big Ten title.“November is for contenders,” Tressel said. “That’s why it’s hard to get too ecstatic now, because we know the Hawkeyes are coming to town.”Oh read more

OSU volleyball seeking revenge against rival No 7 Penn State

When the No. 13 Ohio State men’s volleyball team first faced No. 7 Penn State earlier this season in Hawaii, it turned from a luau into a nightmare.The Buckeyes are seeking revenge as they welcome the Nittany Lions into St. John Arena tonight. Ohio State (10-6, 5-1) steps away from conference play as they face what coach Pete Hanson calls one of their toughest opponents of the season.“Penn State is a very good team,” Hanson said. “They have several outstanding players including four All-Americans. This is a big challenge for our guys.”Senior Ted Schoenfeldt said he also recognizes the talent that Penn States has on its roster.“Penn State has always had a very strong volleyball program, and this year they continue to be a big physical team,” Schoenfeldt said. “They have a lot of talented athletes on their roster, and have several guys who can be a threat both attacking and from the end line.”The Buckeyes are going to have to elevate their game if they want to avoid a repeat of their earlier season matchup. OSU was dominated in all aspects of the match, falling 3-1 (30-16, 30-27, 24-30, 30-25). “We need to match their physicality,” junior John Klanac said. “Working on first-swing kills and transition offense is a must when you play a team like this.”“We are preparing to serve Penn State hard to try to drive them out of system as much as possible,” Schoenfeldt said. “By forcing them into bad pass situations, it will make it much easier for us to deal with their offense and gang up on guys with our block.”Ohio State has the luxury of facing the Nittany Lions in St. John Arena, where the Buckeyes are undefeated and have yet to drop a set.“It always helps [playing at home],” Hanson said. “Our guys feel really good playing at home and it allows them to relax and be comfortable.”Having those familiar faces supporting the Buckeyes was something lacking in Hawaii, but Schoenfeldt said the fans really helps the team “get pumped to win big games.”While Penn State is a marquee opponent, it has no effect on the Buckeyes in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball conference standings. However, facing an elite opponent may resonate on OSU in upcoming MIVA play.“Being able to play against a high caliber Penn State team will allow us to hold ourselves to a high standard when it comes to playing teams that we come into knowing that we’re the better team,” Schoenfeldt said.Hanson sees this matchup as a measuring stick to see how far the Buckeyes have come this season.“This is a very good match to play to keep working on things and helping our guys improve and get better for the later matches we will have with the MIVA opponents,” Hanson said.OSU will meet the Nittany Lions at least one more time this season with a match at Happy Valley, but they could also face Penn State in the NCAA Semifinals or championship if both teams win their conferences.“Playing a good team like this, there never is really a dull moment,” Klanac said. read more

Allardyce I should still be the England manager

first_imgSam Allardyce believes that he should still be the England manager and admitted that he is feeling jealous over their recent success in his absenceThe 63-year-old was infamously fired from the role as head coach of the national side in September 2016, despite having only been in charge for one game in a last-gasp 1-0 victory away to Slovakia.Allardyce’s spell of 67 days in charge was the shortest of any England manager.In a BBC documentary called “Managing England: The Impossible Job”, the former Everton boss reflected on his controversial exit from England.“Jealousy is what I feel. Massively disappointed. That should be me there. Unfortunately because of the circumstances that wasn’t the case,” said Allardyce, according to The Sack Race.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“One night I was playing golf – next day they said you can’t carry on. And I still don’t know why… because in the cold light of day, there was no substance, nothing behind it.“If a bit more time was taken, a bit more patience, I believe I should still be the England manager.“I’ve bounced back now – and while I will be extremely jealous I will be watching Gareth and the lads and hope they do extremely well.”Despite having guided Everton to a top 10 finish in the Premier League last season, Allardyce was fired by the board and replaced by Marco Silva.last_img read more

Mane still buzzing about the number 10 jersey

first_imgSadio Mane has revealed why he decided to switch squad jersey numbers this summer and gave insight about his team’s run of fixtures.Mane spent his first two years at Liverpool wearing the number 19 shirt but switched to jersey number 10 after Philippe Coutinho’s departure to Barcelona earlier in the year, and the Senegalese admits he couldn’t wait to swap.“I was very happy to get it because I have always taken the number 10 everywhere I have gone,” added Mane. “When I first came to Liverpool, Philippe (Coutinho) had it, so I was happy with my number 19.“But when he left I thought: it is free, I want to take the number 10 because it has always been my favourite number.“Everywhere I go, I wore number 10, and now I wear it for Liverpool.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Liverpool’s are bracing up for the trip to Stamford Bridge which is their fifth game in a run of seven in 23 days.“It’s a very, very tough list,” said Mane, speaking to the official Liverpool matchday programme. “But if you think about it you should be happy because of our strength.“If we are a team at the bottom of the table it would be a lot more difficult, but we are a big team with a big squad so let’s do it.“For us, it is no problem. We will take it game by game, try to win and only then concentrate on the next game.”last_img read more

Sarri compares Hazards allround quality to Messi and Ronaldo

first_imgChelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri is delighted with club’s win against Watford and have bared his mind about Eden Hazard’s all round quality of playing of football.Speaking after the match via Chelsea’s official website., Sarri compared Belgian Eden Hazard to Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus.“Of course, he’s (Hazard)very important for us but Messi is very important for Barcelona, Ronaldo is important for Juventus. He’s a great player, he’s able to play in every position. At the moment he’s playing as a false nine and he’s able to play there.”Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“He scored two and made two or three good assists. He’s very able to open spaces for his team-mates. He can play very well in every position.”Hazard scored his 100th goal in tonight’s game with Watford.last_img read more

BAC Mono R improves on an alreadywild track toy

first_img Exotic Cars Performance Cars 10:08 More From Roadshow 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet first drive: The uber-roadster 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 0 Share your voice 2020 Lotus Evora GT first drive: A reminder to drive Now playing: Watch this: Enlarge ImageIt doesn’t look like it’s legal to drive on public roads, but that’s half the fun of it. BAC The BAC Mono is part of a weird corner of the automotive industry that makes race cars legal enough to be driven on the road. It’s an absolutely wild car, and now, at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, there’s a new one that’s even more bonkers than the car that preceded it.BAC on Thursday unveiled the new Mono R, heralding the second generation of the company’s road-legal track toy. It’s lighter than before, but it’s also more powerful than before, which means its performance should easily trounce its forebear. The whole package weighs just 1,224 pounds in its R form, which is ridiculously light and also some 55 pounds lighter than the standard Mono. All that weight savings comes from a confluence of lightweight parts, including a magnesium chassis, magnesium transmission parts, carbon-ceramic brakes, a titanium exhaust system, lighter AP Racing brakes and a carbon fiber floor. The body panels are also made of carbon fiber. BAC Mono R unveiled at 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed BAC Mono R is somehow more hardcore than before 30 Photos Post a comment Tags Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 Speaking of the body panels, the new Mono doesn’t look too different compared to its predecessor, sporting the same wildly styled look that’s more at home on a racing circuit than your local village road. But BAC has paid extra attention to the aerodynamics, growing wider side pods while improving the efficiency of its rear wing. LED headlights up front keep things nice and bright, because when you’re going that fast, you need all the help you can get. (Maybe save the high-speed antics for the daytime.)Under the body is a 2.5-liter I4 producing about 340 horsepower, about 35 more than the standard Mono. That extra power comes from a larger cylinder bore, a shorter crankshaft stroke, a new air intake, revised throttle bodies and a tweaked cylinder head. It should be even better to drive, too, thanks to revised suspension geometry that reduces body movements under braking and a gas tank that helps lower the center of gravity closer to the core of the planet.If you’re looking at this and thinking, “Man, I need one,” I hate to say it but you’re out of luck. Only 30 BAC Mono R models will be built, and all of them were offered to existing Mono owners around the world, so they’re now sold out. Better luck next time?last_img read more

Fire guts 100 shanties in Chattogram

first_imgOver 100 shanties were gutted in a devastating fire at three slums in Rail gate area of Chattogram on Saturday night, reports UNB.Three firefighting units from Chandanpur, Agrabad and Bayzid station doused the fire at 12:30am after several hours of frantic efforts, said Jashim Uddin, deputy assistant director of Chattogram Fire Service and Civil Defense.The fire originated from an electric short circuit at Jashim’s colony around 9:45pm and soon spread to two adjacent slums in the area, he said.  The fire burned down 47 shanties at Jashim’s colony, 40 shanties at Ali Akbar Colony while 27 others at Rahim Colony.The loss incurred by the fire was estimated at around TK 250,000, fire service sources said.last_img read more

House Passes School Gun Violence Bill One Month After Florida School Shooting

first_img Share AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSpeaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined from left by, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., meets with reporters following a GOP strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Rep. Rutherford, a former sheriff of Duval County, Fla., introduced a bill, the “STOP School Violence Act of 2018,” that would attempt to curb school violence by providing more training for school officials and local law enforcement to respond to mental health crises. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The House overwhelmingly approved a bill to improve school safety Wednesday, the first gun-related action by Congress since the shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school.The bill authorizes $500 million over 10 years for grants to improve training and coordination between schools and local law enforcement and help identify signs of potential violence before they occur.Lawmakers approved the bill, 407-10. It now goes to the Senate, where a similar measure is being considered.House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the bill “provides a multi-layered approach” to identify threats so authorities can stop violence before it occurs.“Tragic violence has no place in our schools. Every American believes that,’” Ryan said. “This legislation will actually take concrete action to prevent that.”The vote came as the FBI announced it is doubling the number of supervisors assigned to review tips received from the public about possible threats of mass shootings or other violence.Deputy FBI Director David Bowdich told a Senate committee that the agency “could have and should have done more” to investigate information it received prior to the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.The FBI received at least two credible tips that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate.“While we will never know if any such investigative activity would have prevented this tragedy, we clearly should have done more,” Bowdich told the Senate Judiciary Committee.The Senate panel was considering a similar proposal to improve school safety, but a hearing Wednesday focused on law enforcement failures in Florida. Besides the FBI lapses, Broward County, Florida Sheriff Scott Israel has said his office received more than 20 calls about accused gunman Nikolas Cruz in the past few yearsSen. Charles Grassley, the Republican chairman of the committee, noted that Israel declined an invitation to testify Wednesday, as did Michael Carroll, secretary of Florida’s Department of Children and Families.“By thumbing their noses at Congress, Sheriff Israel and Secretary Carroll have let the American people down and also the citizens of Florida they serve,” said Grassley, R-Iowa.Some Democratic lawmakers sought to expand the focus to include gun control. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said more and more families are being victimized by mass shootings since a ban on certain semi-automatic weapons she authored expired in 2004.“This Congress cannot continue to do nothing, because nothing means more lives are lost, including the youngest and the most vulnerable among us,” said Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Judiciary panel. “High school students are literally begging us to take action to get these guns off the streets and out of our schools.”As Feinstein spoke, hundreds of students were rallying outside the Capitol to urge stricter gun control laws. The rally was part of a nationwide school walkout to protest gun violence following the Florida attack. A larger rally is planned March 24.Chloe Appel, 15, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, held a sign that said, “Fix this before I text my mom from under a desk.” The high school student said she’s hopeful that Congress will enact gun control laws.“After today and after the next protest Congress will see how many people feel strongly about this so they will have to make a change,” she said.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told the students that young people again are leading the nation, as they did during the civil rights and anti-war movements.“All across the country people are sick and tired of gun violence, and the time is now for all of us together to stand up to the NRA and pass common-sense gun legislation,” Sanders said.The FBI has acknowledged it mishandled separate tips related to Cruz, last September and again in January.“When we make mistakes, we will not hide them,” Bowdich said, vowing to work with Congress to correct mistakes and prevent similar tragedies.Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said the FBI gets about 4,100 tips a day at its nationwide call centers with a staff of about 160 to handle them. More people should be dedicated to that task, Durbin said.President Donald Trump supports the school safety measure, one of two bills included in a modest White House plan released over the weekend to combat school shootings. The other bill would strengthen, but not expand, the federal background check system for gun purchases.The background checks bill has stalled in the Senate amid objections from some Republicans and concern by Democrats that it is insufficient. Without strong advocacy from the White House, an ambitious gun package appeared unlikely to even get off the ground, given most Republicans’ opposition to any new restrictions on gun rights.Ryan Petty, whose daughter, Alaina, was killed in the Parkland shooting, told senators that, “Nikolas Cruz and the deadly danger he posed were the worst-kept secrets in Parkland.”Petty, his voice shaking with emotion, called on lawmakers to follow the lead of Florida, which just passed legislation that raises the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21; extends a three-day waiting period for handgun purchases to include long guns; and bans bump stocks, which allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire.“Build on common ground,” Petty said.last_img read more

Pura Vida takes a chill Costa Ricans play in Canadian ice hockey

first_imgCosta Rica was represented on Canadian ice when players from Costa Rica’s Castillo Knights hockey club participated in the Lac Beauport Pond Hockey Tournament near Quebec City. The massive annual tournament, held in late January, is played on outdoor ice on Lake Beauport and attracts some of the best pond hockey teams from across North America and Europe. Rodolfo Piña (far left) and Mariano Espinoza (second from right) proudly display the Costa Rican flag after winning their second game of the tournament. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica’s golf phenom Paul Chaplet prepares for moment on the sport’s biggest stage Costa Rica women’s beach volleyball team qualifies for first ever Olympic Games Costa Rica excels at Central American Surfing Championships Even Justin Trudeau is excited about Costa Rica’s first-ever international ice hockey tourneylast_img read more

Music network Vintage TV has launched on Virgin Me

first_imgMusic network Vintage TV has launched on Virgin Media’s cable platform in the UK. The channel went live on the platform yesterday at number 343 on the EPG and is available to subscribers of Virgin’s premium XL channel package – which includes more than 200 channels and 30 HD stations.Vintage TV airs a range of original music programming, classic concert footage, and interviews and documentaries. It also airs on the Sky and Freesat platforms in the UK and says it plans to launch on more shortly.Vintage TV is broadcast from the UK, on Eurobird 1 at 28.8 degrees East on transponder C2 Lower.last_img read more

Ukrainian broadcaster 11s international channel

first_imgUkrainian broadcaster 1+1’s international channel 1+1 International is now available on Orange Poland’s platform.The deal with Orange give 1+1 International coverage of the entire territory of Poland via IPTV and DTH. Orange TV has about 700,000 subscribers in the country.1+1 International TV channel is available in Poland via Eutelsat’s Hotbird at 13° East and the Astra 4A satellite platform.1+1 said it planned to launch the international channel in Germany, Canada, the US and Cyprus in the near term.“We consider our cooperation with the Orange Polska as an essential step in development of distribution channels of 1+1 International in Poland. The country with one of the largest Ukrainian diasporas in Europe that, according to various sources, amounts to from 350 000 to 500 000 people is very important for us. Additionally, this step expands cooperation of 1+1 Media Group with Polish media companies in general. We hope that in the near future this cooperation will open new possibilities and allow us to approach not only the Ukrainian-speaking audience in Poland,” said Vladyslav Svinchenko, the channel’s general producer.last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet COMEDIAN Jimmy Carr is bringing his one man show back to Derry next year.The TV star will take to perform at the Millennium Forum on Saturday, November 12, 2016.The show will be entitled, ‘Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour’. COMIC JIMMY CARR RETURNING TO DERRYMillennium Forum COMIC JIMMY CARR RETURNING TO DERRY was last modified: October 28th, 2015 by John2John2 Tags: Tickets for the gig, which are limited to a maximum of ten per person, will go on sale this Friday, October 30, at 10 am from at the Box Office and are priced at £28.50.His who opens at 7 pm and it is not suitable for under 16s.To book tickets from Friday telephone 71 264455 or visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk.last_img read more