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first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Durant averaged 26.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists and a career-high 1.75 blocks a game in the 2017-18 campaign. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA playoffs on The Warriors made a deal with free agent center DeMarcus Cousins that will make them the first team in 40 years to boast an all-All-Star starting lineup alongside Durant, forward Draymond Green and guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.After winning the 2015 NBA crown but losing to Cleveland in a 2016 finals rematch, the Warriors landed Durant and have beaten the Cavaliers in the past two finals, going a combined 8-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Durant, 29, averaged 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.0 blocked shots as the Warriors swept Cleveland to capture the title last month in his 11th career NBA season.The only other players with back-to-back NBA Finals MVP awards are LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTwo-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant has signed a new contract to remain with the Golden State Warriors, who seek a fourth title in five campaigns next season.While the team did not disclose details of the new deal, the San Jose Mercury News, New York Times and ESPN reported the deal would pay Durant about $30 million next season and a player option for the 2019-20 season at around $31 million.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the auspices of the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute, will hold a special panel discussion under the topic: “The Threat of Terrorism in the West African Region and the Need for Greater Collaboration among West African Nations.”According to a Foreign Ministry release, the forum, which will be held at the C. Cecil Dennis Jr. Auditorium on Friday, May 6, will bring together stakeholders including sub-regional ambassadors, the representative of ECOWAS accredited near Monrovia and security professionals to discuss and devise strategies for collaboration, as well as find ways of preventing and combating terrorism in the sub-region.The forum panelists will include: the Doyen of the Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea, Mr. Abdoulaye Dore; Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana, Kodjo Asimeng Wadee; Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Brima Acha Kamara; and Ambassador of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Dr. Feni Kouakou.Others are the Ambassador of the Republic of Cameroon, Mr. Beng Yela Augustine Gang; the Charge d’Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. Mohammed Tahir; and the Special Representative of ECOWAS, Mr. Tunde Assisomo. The Policy Advisor at the National Security Agency, Mr. Edward Sharpe, will also participate in the panel discussion; while former Information Minister, Dr. Laurence K. Bropleh, will serve as moderator.The reign of terror has risen to a new level as fanatic groups such as Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab and most recently the Islamic State (IS), who not only killed thousands in the name of Islam, but also sent millions of people around the world running for their lives, while followers have spread fear throughout the world.Africa has not been spared such terror. The reemergence of these militant groups, has seen their presence increase across Africa. The regional dimension of Boko Haram extends beyond attacks. The group’s criminal activities, such as arms smuggling and drug trafficking, involve several countries, including Chad, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Benin, Niger, Mali, Sudan, Somalia and Libya. In the past few years, Boko Haram has killed thousands in its waves of terror attacks. Two and a half million people either fled across borders or are homeless in their own country. With terrorism spreading in Nigeria and among its neighbors, it is even coming closer to Liberia. In November 2015, there was a deadly hostage drama at a Malian Hotel when gunmen stormed the five-star Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali, taking hostages and killing at least 21 persons. In January 2016 gunmen attacked the Cappuccino restaurant and the Splendid Hotel in the heart of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, killing 30 persons, while at least 56 were wounded; a total of 176 hostages were released after a government counterattack into the next morning, when the siege ended. Responsibility for the attack was claimed by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Al-Mourabitoun. In March 2016, in neighboring Cote d’Ivoire, six gunmen targeted hotels on a beach at Grand Bassam, a weekend retreat popular with Western expatriates about 25 miles east of Abidjan, in which 16 people, including four Europeans, were killed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgFort St. John & District Chamber of Commerce announced today that Russ Beerling of Moose FM has been appointed as its new president.Beerling brings with him experience as a chamber board member in Fort St. John as well as president of the chamber in Dawson Creek.Previous president Andy Ackerman has stepped down in order to focus on his duties as campaign manager for City Councillor Lori Ackerman in this fall’s civic elections. – Advertisement -Second Vice President Candy Zsombor has also left the council in order to to pursue an out of town business venture with her husband.last_img

first_imgMichael Murphy scored 1-3 to see Glenswilly advance to the last eight of the Donegal SFCSt Michael’s and Glenswilly have advanced to the last eight of the Donegal SFC following a nervy evening in Foxhall.At the end of the match which Glenswilly won by two points, St Michael’s were left to nervously wait for news from Towney where Kilcar were playing Bundoran.With Glenswilly defeating St Michael’s, Kilcar had to win by thirty points in order to advance. They defeated Bundoran by twenty-seven points, running out comprehensive winners on a score-line of 5-15 to 0-03.However, their valiant effort were in vain, as Rory Gallagher’s side were eliminated on scoring difference.In fact if they had scored TWO more points, all three sides incredibly would’ve finished level on four points apiece with an equal scoring difference of +23.Glenswilly and St Michael’s finished on +23, but Glenswilly topped the group because they defeated St Michael’s. Kilcar had been the favourites to win the Donegal SFC after defeating Glenswilly a fortnight ago, but a heavy nine-point home defeat to St Michael’s last weekend done the damage.Glenswilly knew they needed a victory against St Michael’s to advance, but for 45 minutes it wasn’t looking good for Gary McDaid’s side.Both teams set up with ultra-defensive systems in place, and it resulted in a truly dour game of football.An incredible statistic from the match is that not ONE single point was scored by either side from play throughout the entire match.St Michael’s were the brighter side in the first-half, and despite falling behind to an early Michael Murphy free, they seemed to be more comfortable playing the defensive system. A free from Colm McFadden cancelled out Michael Murphy’s opener, and then an wonderful goal from Martin McElhinney rocked Glenswilly.It was a wonderful move, McElhinney started the move in his own half-back line, and finished it superbly as St Michael’s worked the ball up the pitch at an incredible tempo.McFadden then pointed a wonder-score from a placed ball to put St Michael’s ahead by four at the break.Glenswilly plodded away in the second-half with no real joy, as they tried to penetrate the St Michael’s rear-guard in the second-half, but were time and again frustrated by the well-organised blanket defence employed by Tony Wilkinson’s side. One free from Michael Murphy got them back to within one score of St Michael’s.However, with fifteen minutes to go and with Glenswilly running out of ideas, Neil Gallagher launched a hopeful ball into the square and Michael Murphy managed to get a fist to it to send it to the back of the net.The goal was a very soft concession from a St Michael’s point of view, and it gave Glenswilly a huge lift going into the last ten minutes of the game.Two free frees, one from Gary McFadden and another from Murphy was enough to edge Glenswilly through.The game was marred by a series of off the ball incidents, as the referee struggled to keep emotions in check in what was a highly charged atmosphere.Incredibly the management from Glenswilly ran onto the pitch on several occasions throughout the game to dispute a number of calls the referee made.One such incident seen Glenswilly manager Gary McDaid run thirty-yards to remonstrate with the referee over a tackle made by Martin McElhinney.A melee broke out at the end of match again, as officials tried to separate both sets of players.In the end both sides advanced, but they could meet again in either a Donegal SFC semi-final or final.DONEGAL SFC: KILCAR BOW OUT, AS ST MICHAEL’S AND GLENSWILLY ADVANCE was last modified: October 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal SFCGAAnewsSportlast_img read more

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels Club Notes:Our Senior and Reserve teams make their Division 3 league debut this Saturday when they travel to Na Dunaibh. Throw in times are 2.30pm for Reserve and 4pm for the Seniors. All support welcome.The U-18 lads made the short trip to Glenswilly last weekend but came up short against the hosts. Final score 3-10 to 1-09. On St Patricks morning they travelled to The Scarvey and claimed the 2 points when they beat the Buncrana men on a scoreline of 3-09 to 2-09. Well done to all the Gaels who took part in the St. Patricks Day Parade on Tuesday. A great effort was put into the float by all involved.Our U-21 lads have been drawn against neighbours Convoy in the B Championship while the Junior B team will be competing in group 1 of their Championship where they will play Muff, Glenswilly and Naomh Ultan.Club Members are requested to contact our Club Secretary for more information if they wish to obtain a Club Donegal Membership Card which covers Free Admission to all Adult Club Matches in the County for the 2015 Season and also included an item of Donegal merchandise.Our girls have resumed training at the Aura on Friday evenings from 7.30-8.30pm. This training is suited for girls from U-12 to U-16. Cost €3 per session. New members welcome. The Club are running Circuit training for girls & lady’s from 12 years and older in Woodland School Hall every Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Price €2 per person. All welcome.Letterkenny Gaels has welcomed the announcement that Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure will continue the sponsorship support of Team Jerseys for 2015 previously provided by Donegal Sports.Michael Murphy Sports are currently stocking a range of Gaels Club merchandise including jerseys, training tops, hats & scarfs so go along and get all your Club gear in readiness for the playing season.”Underage football coaching continues for U-6 (6-6.45pm) & U-8 (6.45-7.30pm) in the hall at Woodlands School & U-10 & U-12 is in the Aura from 7.30-8.30pm. New members welcome.Indoor Camogie training continues at the Aura on Mondays from 7-8pm for 5th & 6th Class & Secondary school girls while Wednesdays from 6-7pm at the LYIT is for 4th class & younger. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. Please check club website and Gaels Camogie Facebook for Pairc na nGael training schedule commencing shortly. Hurling training for U-6 to U-12 continues every Thursday from 6.30-7.30pm. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. New members always welcome.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS MAKE DIVISION THREE BOW THIS WEEKEND was last modified: March 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more

first_imgWill Rory Gallagher be named as the new manager of the Donegal GAA Senior team next week?The successor to Jim McGuinness is set to be unveiled early next by the Donegal County Board.The County Board have scheduled a meeting for next Monday, and it’s expected that representatives on the board will announce who is the new Donegal Senior team manager.Rory Gallagher remains the hot favourite with the bookies. The former assistant to Jim McGuinness knows many of the current squad very well, and seems the obvious replacement.However, there is speculation that a lack of experience in managing a team could count against Gallagher.His roles to date have seen the Fermanagh man assistant to Jim McGuinness with the Senior side, and assistant to Maxi Curran with the U21 team.He was joint-manager in Kilcar this year alongside John McNulty. It has also emerged that Paddy Carr could also be in with a strong chance of getting the vacant position.He has a wealth of club and inter-county experience and is seen as a strong candidate for the position.Anthony Harkin, and Cathal Corey are the other two candidates that have applied for the role of Donegal Senior team manager, but neither are likely to get the nod. NEW DONEGAL MANAGER TO BE NAMED ON MONDAY was last modified: October 30th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAAJim McGuinnessManagernewsRory GallagherSportSuccessorlast_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces It is a common perception around the world that Americans, by and large, have problems relaxing. We don’t take what little vacations we do get and increasingly use technology to blur the line between work and home life. But a new study shows that we’re not the only ones blurring that line — emerging markets may be better practitioners of bring your own device (BYOD) than mature markets.According to two multi-market BYOD surveys released by Ovum, the real BYOD action is in — countries like Brazil, Russia, India and China (the so-called BRIC nations) — where 75% of survey respondents demonstrated a much higher likelihood to use their own devices for work, compared to 44% in more mature markets. Mature markets include nations like the United States, U.K., Japan and Germany, as displayed in the graphic below.“Employees in high-growth, emerging economies are demonstrating a more flexible attitude to working hours, and are happy to use their own devices for work. However, in mature markets, employees have settled into comfortable patterns of working behavior and are more precious about the separation of their work and personal domains,” explained Richard Absalom, consumer impact IT analyst at Ovum.Advantage: Smaller MarketsNot only does this seem to run counter to perceptions of how workers in the U.S. deal with the work/home balance, but if this trend is real, it points to a big advantage for companies in emerging economies over their richer counterparts.“This bifurcation in behavior will shape not just future patterns of enterprise mobility in high-growth markets compared to mature markets, but also dictate which markets, structurally, are going to benefit most from this revolution in how and where we work,” Absalom added.Translation: Emerging-market companies may know better how to implement BYOD policies becuae they’ve had more practice. The question is, will companies in the more -developed nations pay attention to what’s going on in BRIC-like countries or will they ignore these trends and essentially give the field to the smaller-market corporations?The reason up-and-coming nations are getting behind BYOD so much? To get ahead, of course. 79% believe that constant connectivity to work applications enables them to do their jobs better, compared to 53.5% in mature markets. And this is a purely economic driver, too. Spain, which is regarded as a mature economy, is nonetheless suffering enough economic woes that 62.8% of its workers are bringing their own devices to work.“This could have something to do with the struggling economy: People are willing to use any and all means necessary to get ahead in their jobs, as losing them could be disastrous given the high rates of unemployment,” suggested Absalom.Economic Drivers Of BYODThat observation may help explain a broader global trend of BYOD and its rapid rise: Are the recent economic crises in the United States and Europe actually fueling the adoption of BYOD practices by workers who are insecure about their jobs that they want to be perceived as “always on” and therefore a more-valuable company asset?This is not so far-fetched. A Harris Interactive study commissioned by JetBlue last spring revealed about 57% of working Americans had unused vacation time at the end of last year. About 9% of the same respondents indicated they were afraid to take time off in an unstable job market — again, trying to project the perception they were of more value to their employers.While correlation is not proven between these two trends, they do seem like parts of a broader idea that BYOD is not just a matter of being familiar with a mobile device or having the latest cool toy, but a symptom of a larger need to stay connected to work no matter what. If that’s the case, perhaps the solution to a company’s BYOD headaches might be to get their employees less concerned about 24/7 connectivity and encourage richer downtime experiences. Tags:#Pause What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology brian proffittlast_img read more

first_imgThe first autonomous car race, named Roborace, occurred this weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as a prelude to the Formula E championship. Two self-driving racecars took to the track, but sadly one crashed before the race ended.The Devbot electric vehicle misjudged a corner while travelling at over 150km/h, faster than most self-driving car tests carried out by Google, Tesla, and other automakers.See Also: Ford to skip Level 3 autonomy to keep sleepy drivers happy“One of the cars was trying to perform a manoeuvre, and it went really full-throttle and took the corner quite sharply and caught the edge of the barrier,” Roborace’s chief marketing officer Justin Cooke told the BBC.“It’s actually fantastic for us because the more we see these moments the more we are able to learn and understand what was the thinking behind the computer and its data.”Speeding past the wreckageThe other self-driving vehicle was able to complete the course, reaching a top speed of 186km/h (116mph) and turning a few difficult corners without issue.Roborace was created in part to promote the idea of self-driving to a new audience, but also to test artificial intelligence and autonomous systems at high speed. This data may be shared in the future with other automakers.The next race, which will include ten cars, takes different AI concepts and pits teams against one another. Some Formula 1 fanatics have criticized the competition, saying it removes the human element from car racing. Others have said it opens the competition to more customization and lets engineers take the forefront. David Curry IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Related Posts center_img Tags:#autonomous cars#driverless#featured#Formula 1#Formula E#Roborace#Self-Driving#top For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…last_img read more

first_img5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… David Curry Tags:#automotive#Autonomous#cars#driverless#Ford#patent#Self-Driving Related Posts For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… In the interim between semi-autonomous and self-driving, cars will need to be able to switch modes with relative ease. Ford has shown one possible way to move to self-driving mode, by making the steering wheel and brake pedals removable.In a patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Ford shows how the wheel and pedals could be manually removed and refitted for testing the car. Customers would be able to move from autonomous to manual, simply by attaching the parts back to the car.See Also: Ford spends billions to meet ambitious self-driving goalOnce removed, the parts that connect to the steering wheel are folded away inside the dashboard. An airbag is fitted inside the front dash, replacing the one in the steering wheel.Ford’s patent looks to a future where customers are able to choose between manual and self-driving. This is expected to be between 2025 and 2050, a time when people will still be allowed to drive, but cities and metro areas begin to move to a fully driverless system.Commuters from outside the city may drive into town, before switching to a driverless mode.Ford is aiming for a self-driving vehicle on the road by 2021, though it is expected to be part of the company’s own ride-sharing app. Customers won’t be able to purchase the cars until at least 2026, according to the company’s head of research.What’s odd about the patent is Ford plans to skip Level 3 autonomy and go straight to Level 5, the highest level of self-driving. In that future, the computer will control the car in all environments.last_img read more

first_imgIndia won the toss and elected to bat first against EnglandWelcome to the coverage of Day 3 of the 4th Test between India and England from the Old Trafford Cricket stadium in Manchester.Day 1 | Day 2 | Match Report India’s tour is getting from bad to worse. The victory at Lord’s seems a distant memory. They started the day trailing by 85, Root and Buttler continued from yesterday. The pair added 134 runs for the 7th wicket. Both got to the their fifties, Buttler though was given two lives, once when he was dropped by Kohli and then Dhoni missed a run-out chance. After lunch, Broad took on the short balls and was hit on the nose trying to pull one. He went off the field and England were all-out for 367. India started steadily with Vijay and Gambhir seeing off Anderson’s first spell, but Woakes got one to nip back in and trapped the former. Gambhir didn’t have the best of comebacks as he fell to a short delivery down leg. After that the floodgates opened, the visitors lost 4 wickets for 8 runs. Dhoni tried to be aggressive, but he too fell to Moeen Ali who has become a real thorn for the Indian batting line-up. The off-spinner took 4 wickets and now has the best strike-rate among all the bowlers in this series. Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar hang around for sometime, but the latter was run-out going for a suicidal run. With two wickets to win, it was matter of time before England wrapped it up. Jordan put his hand up and picked up No.10 and No.11 off consecutive deliveries. Credit to England though, with nearly two sessions being washed out on day 2 and Broad not bowling in the second innings, they cruised to victory. The seniors have come to the fore, Anderson and Broad bowled with venom on the first day. The duo picked up 9 wickets between them and bundled out India for 152.advertisementEngland team gather around and congratulate each other. Cook and Jimmy take a stump as a souvenir. Cook waves the stump around to acknowledge the support his side has got at OT. The Indian team come out and shake hands with the hosts. Cook leads his team to the pavilion, there are plenty of high-fives among the players and the backroom staff. That’s the END OF THE 4th Test. India succumb to a HUMILIATING INNINGS DEFEAT against England!!42.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Jordan has bowled Pankaj Singh on a pitched up delivery. Pankaj was a tad too slow in bringing his bat down as the ball rattles the stumps. Pankaj Singh departs for a duck. Pankaj Singh comes to the crease for India.42.5 overs: OUT!! Chris Jordan has got Varun Aaron out caught by the wicket-keeper. Aaron pokes at it and gets an outside edge through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Varun Aaron departs after scoring nine runs off 13 balls with two boundaries.42.3 overs: FOUR!! Ravichandran Ashwin gets forward and hammers it through covers for a boundary. With Varun Aaron(8) and Ravichandran Ashwin(39) at the crease, India are currently at 153/8 after 42 overs.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!41.6 overs: SIX!! Ravichandran Ashwin shimmies down the track and smashes it over long-on for the maximum. Ashwin is the BATON BEARER for India!!41.3 overs: FOUR!! Ravichandran Ashwin goes on the backfoot and crashes the cut towards third man for a boundary. With Varun Aaron(8) and Ravichandran Ashwin(28) at the crease, India are currently at 141/8 after 41 overs. 40.3 overs: FOUR!! Varun Aaron leans forward and drills it through covers for another boundary.”Anderson to Kohli in this series, he has bowled 30 balls to him, Kohli has scored seven runs off him and been out four times.” #IndvsEng Somya Gupta (@dr_somyagupta) August 9, 201440.1 overs: FOUR!! Varun Aaron picks the length early and smacks it through square for a boundary. With Varun Aaron(0) and Ravichandran Ashwin(28) at the crease, India are currently at 133/8 after 40 overs. ONE RUN off the over!!Varun Aaron comes to the crease for India.38.2 overs: That’s OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been run-out by Moeen Ali. Bhuvneshwar punches it towards the offside and calls for a second run while Moeen Ali covers ground quickly and fires in a quick throw to catch Bhuvneshwar short at the crease. Bhuvneshwar Kumar departs after scoring 10 runs off 15 balls with two boundaries. 36.5 overs: FOUR!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar employs the square cut and earns a crucial boundary.34.1 overs: FOUR!! Ravichandran Ashwin hangs back and pulls it powerfully past midwicket for a boundary.Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to the crease for India.33.1 overs: OUT!! Moeen Ali has got MS Dhoni out caught at midwicket. Dhoni was looking to go over the midwicket but holes out to Gary Ballance who takes an easy catch. MS Dhoni departs after scoring 27 runs off 22 balls with four boundaries. India in BIG TROUBLE now!!advertisementTEN RUNS off the over!!30.6 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni rocks back and clouts the pull over midwicket for another boundary.30.1 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni stands tall and smashes it straight down the ground for a boundary. With MS Dhoni(0) and Ravichandran Ashwin(2) at the crease, India are currently at 68/6 after 26 overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!Ravichandran Ashwin comes to the crease for India.It’s RAINING WICKETS at the Old Trafford!!25.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Moeen Ali has got Ravindra Jadeja out caught at first slip. Jadeja was looking to push it towards covers but gets an outside edge through to Chris Jordan. Ravindra Jadeja departs after scoring four runs off five balls with a boundary.FOUR RUNS off the over!!24.6 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja skips down the track and smacks it wide of mid-on for a boundary. That was GUTSY YET STUPID from Jadeja!!Ravindra Jadeja comes to the crease for India.24.4 overs: OUT!! James Anderson has got Virat Kohli out caught at second slip. Kohli goes for the drive and gets an outside edge through to Ian Bell. Virat Kohli departs after scoring seven runs off 11 balls with a boundary. Anderson scalps Kohli YET AGAIN!!ONE RUN off the over!!MS Dhoni, yet again, comes to the crease pretty quickly for India.Moeen Ali is ON FIRE!!23.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Moeen Ali has got Ajinkya Rahane out caught and bowled. Rahane was looking to punch it towards mid-off but sends it straight into the hands of Ali who takes it cleanly in his follow-through. Ajinkya Rahane departs after scoring just one run. Another BLOW for India!! With Virat Kohli(6) and Ajinkya Rahane(1) at the crease, India are currently at 60/3 after 23 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!22.2 overs: FOUR!! Virat Kohli rocks back and clouts the pull towards deep square leg for a boundary. CRACKING SHOT from Kohli!!TWO RUNS off the over!!Ajinkya Rahane comes to the crease for India.Iam sure there is a Greame swann hidden inside Moeen Ali’s beard. #IndVsEng Pranay singh mala (@pranaysinghmala) August 9, 2014Cheteshwar Pujara is ABSOLUTELY GUTTED with the decision!!21.1 overs: That’s OUT!! Moeen Ali has got Cheteshwar Pujara out lbw on a fuller delivery. Pujara gets a big stride forward and gets struck on the pads in front of the stumps. The umpire ruled him out despite he came a long way forward and the replays suggest the ball was missing the leg stump. Cheteshwar Pujara departs after scoring 17 runs off 38 balls with two boundaries. That’s UNLUCKY for India!!FIVE RUNS off the over!!Virat Kohli comes to the crease for India.Broad or no broad, India bombs #IndvsEng Baskar Ganapathy (@BaskarG) August 9, 2014James Anderson OPENS HIS ACCOUNT in 2nd innings!!20.6 overs: OUT!! James Anderson has got Gautam Gambhir out caught by the wicket-keeper. Gambhir was looking to run it towards fine leg but gets a faint edge through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Gautam Gambhir departs after scoring 18 runs off 53 balls with three boundaries.advertisement20.2 overs: FOUR!! Cheteshwar Pujara rocks back and crashes the cut past point for a boundary. With Gautam Gambhir(18) and Cheteshwar Pujara(12) at the crease, India are currently at 48/1 after 20 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!19.6 overs: FOUR!! Gautam Gambhir bends down and flays the sweep towards square leg for a boundary. With Gautam Gambhir(14) and Cheteshwar Pujara(12) at the crease, India are currently at 44/1 after 18 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!17.5 overs: FOUR!! Cheteshwar Pujara takes it on the full and sends it racing through covers for a boundary. POOR LINE from Jordan!! With Gautam Gambhir(13) and Cheteshwar Pujara(7) at the crease, India are currently at 38/1 after 17 overs.After #Sehwag and #Gambhir era…Opening seems to be quiet an uphill task for #india…#IndvsEng…#BigTest Ankit Sikchi (@Ankit_Sikchi) August 9, 2014That’s a MAIDEN from Anderson!! James Anderson will bowl from the other end for England.FIVE RUNS off the over!! Gautam Gambhir and Cheteshwar Pujara are out in the middle for India while Chris Jordan will start the proceedings for England.And, we’re back!! TEA: Plenty of drama in the post-lunch session. Broad’s injury, blood oozing out of his nose and England coming out fired up against the Indian openers. Gambhir looked edgy throughout. Vijay threw away yet another good start by playing a lazy shot. India trail by 182 and they have a mountain to climb. With Gautam Gambhir(12) and Cheteshwar Pujara(3) at the crease, India are currently at 33/1 after 15 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!14.3 overs: FOUR!! Gautam Gambhir picks the length early and flays the square drive past point for a boundary.Moeen Ali comes into the attack for England. With Gautam Gambhir(8) and Cheteshwar Pujara(0) at the crease, India are currently at 26/1 after 12 overs.India Need a solidity from #Gambhir n #Pujara aftEr early departure of #Vijay. #IndvsEng PRAKASH JHA (@prakash_ash) August 9, 2014ONE RUN off the over!!Cheteshwar Pujara comes to the crease for India.Chris Woakes DRAWS FIRST BLOOD for England!!10.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Woakes has got Murali Vijay out lbw on a pitched up delivery. Vijay leans forward to defend but the ball beats the inside edge and crashes onto the pads in front of the stumps. Murali Vijay departs after scoring 18 runs off 36 balls with three boundaries. With Gautam Gambhir(7) and Murali Vijay(18) at the crease, India are currently at 25/0 after 10 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!9.5 overs: FOUR!! Murali Vijay leans forward and drills it straight down the ground for another boundary. FAB SHOT from Vijay!!9.2 overs: FOUR!! Murali Vijay waits for it and steers it past the slip cordon for a boundary.8.1 overs: FOUR!! Murali Vijay goes on the backfoot and thumps it past point for a boundary. With Gautam Gambhir(1) and Murali Vijay(1) at the crease, India are currently at 2/0 after 2 overs.That’s a MAIDEN from Woakes!! Chris Woakes will bowl from the other end for England.TWO RUNS off the over!! Gautam Gambhir and Murali Vijay are out in the middle for India while James Anderson will start the proceedings for England. The highlight of the session would be the Broad injury. India came out with a plan to bounce the England lower-order, Broad took on the first two deliveries from Aaron and managed to send it into the crowd. However, the third bouncer from Aaron beat his pull and went smack into the helmet. It broke the head gear and the ball was stuck between his face and the grill. He walked off the field after the team doctor had a look. The latest update is he was getting stitched. We still have no idea as to how bad the injury is. It is now upto the Indian batsmen to pull up their socks and put in a more gutsy performance. They are currently trailing by 215 runs, it is not going to be easy as the pitch still has something in it for the fast bowlers. Can the visitors put in a better show as compared to the first innings?Stuart Broad is off the fields & “Firangis” are short of one bowler #IndvsEng Shanaya (@Sinceere_Angel) August 9, 2014That’s the END OF INNINGS for England as Stuart Broad will not be able to bat for the hosts.You just can’t keep Anderson and Jadeja OUT OF THIS SERIES!!105.3 overs: OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has got James Anderson out lbw on a quicker delivery. Anderson was looking to work it towards the onside but gets struck on the pads in front of the stumps. James Anderson departs after scoring nine runs off 19 balls with a boundary. With James Anderson(0) and Chris Woakes(20) at the crease, England are currently at 351/8 after 102 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!101.6 overs: FOUR!! Chris Woakes makes room and steers it past slip cordon for a boundary. 100.1 overs: FOUR!! Chris Woakes waits for it and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.THIRTEEN RUNS off the over!!Nasty! @StuartBroad8 is hit by a bouncer from Aaron. It goes straight in through his helmet. #IndvsEng Rajesh Khilare (@Cricrajeshpk) August 9, 2014James Anderson comes to the crease for England.97.5 overs: RETIRED HURT!! Stuart Broad has been forced to retire by Varun Aaron’s fiery bouncer. Broad was looking to pull but takes his eyes off as the ball hits his nose after sneaking into his helmet. Broad is bleeding as the physio comes out running. Stuart Broad retires hurt after scoring 12 runs off six balls.97.4 overs: SIX!! Stuart Broad goes on the backfoot and sends it sailing over the ropes for another maximum. Aaron DOESN’T LOOK HAPPY there!!97.3 overs: SIX!! Stuart Broad rocks back and smacks it over deep square leg for the maximum. That was SMOKED by Broad!!Stuart Broad and Chris Waokes are out in the middle for England while Varun Aaron will start the proceedings for India.And, we’re back!! LUNCH: The biggest story of today’s play has to be Pankaj Singh getting his maiden Test wicket. 415 deliveries of hard, long, desperate toil which earned him the tag of ‘unlucky Pankaj’. It looked like he would be destined to finish without a Test wicket, but that moment finally happened off the 416th delivery as he forced Root to glove one down leg. There were a lot of funny comments on twitter, forecasting what kind of a celebration one would see from Pankaj Singh if and when he got his first wicket – with some saying he should rip his shirt off like Hulk Hogan and do a lap of honor! So what did he do? How did his team-mates react? Did he do the unthinkable? Folks you’ll be disappointed to read this – but he just had a smile and accepted the congrats from his mates. There was relief written all over his face when he got there – that reaction sums up the man more than anything else; quiet, calm, and down-to-earth. Apart from that seminal moment, the session was dominated by Root and Broad who feasted on some poor stuff from the visitors. With Stuart Broad(0) and Chris Woakes(6) at the crease, England are currently at 325/8 after 97 overs.Million pound smile. Pankaj Singh. #IndvsEng #UnluckyPankaj #nomore That Guy (@avid__dreamer) August 9, 2014That’s a WICKET MAIDEN by Singh!!Stuart Broad comes to the crease for England.Pankaj Singh DIDN’T HAD TO WAIT TOO LONG for his 2nd Test wicket!!96.4 overs: OUT!! Pankaj Singh has got Jos Buttler out caught at mid-off. Buttler was looking to go over the in-field but lobs it straight into the hands of Cheteshwar Pujara who takes it comfortably. Jos Buttler departs after scoring 70 runs off 130 balls with 10 boundaries. BIG WICKET for India!! With Jos Buttler(70) and Chris Woakes(6) at the crease, England are currently at 325/7 after 96 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!95.6 overs: FOUR!! Chris Woakes slashes hard and sends it towards third man for a boundary. 95.1 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler hangs back and flays the uppercut towards third man for a boundary. Buttler is ENJOYING Aaron’s pace here!! With Jos Buttler(63) and Chris Woakes(0) at the crease, England are currently at 312/7 after 94 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!93.6 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler gets forward and drills it through extra cover. Buttler is LOOKING SOLID for England!! 93.1 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for a boundary. That was SWEETLY TIMED by Buttler!! #IndvsEng Pankaj Singh FInally takes his 1st International Test Wkt in His 69th over,Which is absolutely 416 Balls for the wkt #TheBigTest Saravanan (@SARAVANAN420USA) August 9, 2014With Jos Buttler(55) and Chris Woakes(0) at the crease, England are currently at 304/7 after 93 overs.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN by Singh!!Chris Woakes comes to the crease for England.Pankaj Singh FINALLY BREAKS THE DEADLOCK for India. The MONKEY IS OFF HIS BACK now!!92.2 overs: That’s OUT!! Pankaj Singh has got Joe Root out caught by the wicket-keeper. Root was looking to flick it towards fine leg but gets a faint edge through to MS Dhoni behind the stumps. Joe Root departs after scoring 77 runs off 161 balls with seven boundaries. THREE RUNS off the over!!72.5 overs: Joe Root waits for it and works it towards long leg for three runs. That’s FIFTY for Root!!Pankaj Singh will bowl from the other end for India.ONE RUN off the over!!Jos Buttler and Joe Root are out in the middle for England while Ravindra Jadeja will start the proceedings for India.Toss: India won the toss and elected to bat first against England.Changes: India have made three changes with Gautam Gambhir, Ravichandran Ashwin and Varun Aaron replacing Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami. On the other hand, England have decided to play the same team from the last Test match.Teams(from):England: Alastair Cook, Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.India: Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Aaron, Pankaj Singhlast_img read more