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Ind vs WI 2nd Test: Laxman, Darvid put India in command


first_imgSenior pros VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid struck half centuries as India ended the fourth day’s play at 229 for three in the second Test match against the West Indies being played at the Kensington Oval thereby extending their overall lead to 240 runs. Score | PhotosAt stumps, Laxman (72 batting, 171 balls, 6×4) having scored his second 50 of the match was batting in company of Virat Kohli (26 batting, 98 balls, 1×4, 1×6) having added 75 runs for the undefeated fourth wicket partnership. Dravid scored a slow 55 (171 balls, 3×4) while Abhinav Mukund (48, 6×4) was unlucky to miss out on his maiden Test half century.However almost all the Indian batsmen employed a sedate approach as the visitors could only manage 206 runs in a whole day’s play that saw 83.2 overs being sent down by the Caribbean bowlers.It will be interesting to find out as to when Mahendra Singh Dhoni decides to declare so that he can give his bowlers enough chance to take 10 wickets.India are 1-0 up in the series having clinched the first Test in Jamaica by 63 runs last week.Dravid and Laxman themselves put on 65 runs for the fourth wicket but it was their presence that helped two young Indian batsmen to play confidently.Both Mukund and Kohli played their first substantial innings of the tour as India produced 62, 65 and 75 runs for second, third and fourth wickets respectively.The day began ominously for the Indians who once again lost opener Murali Vijay (3) early as he edged a Ravi Rampaul delivery behind the stumps.advertisementVijay now has scores of 8,0, 11 and 3 from the series and would be very lucky if he manages to retain his berth in the final Test in Dominica (July 6-10). In fact it seems that he has blown away the chance to make it to the squad for England.India didn’t find the going particularly good thereafter though Mukund grew in assurance with every passing minute in the middle.Most of the concerns, strangely, revolved around Dravid who unusually struggled on a bouncy pitch and lived dangerously.He was also at the centre of an umpiring controversy when he flicked Darren Sammy to midwicket region and fielder Adrian Barath made a tumbling scoop to claim a catch.Several replays and after a five-minute hold up, the claim was rejected and Dravid, then on 10, could continue his innings. It was the 17th over of the innings, the 12th of the morning session with the visitors’ score reading 47 for 1.Even after the two umpires, Ian Gould and Asad Rauf, had resumed their positions, and the fielders and bowlers were back in their place, the third umpire Gregory Brathwaite kept lingering over the decision before ruling it in batsman’s favour.Mukund and Dravid then held steadfast to guide India to 62 for 1 from the session which duly lost an hour due to rain as has been the norm in this Test.The elegance of young Mukund was much in evidence as he always got behind the line of the delivery and played a few pleasing strokes down the ground. But for one occasion when a Fidel Edwards bouncer hit him on the helmet, the left-hander was usually in control. Mukund’s one stroke, a glorious cover drive off Darren Sammy, stood out from the morning session’s play.The southpaw fell after lunch, just two runs shy of his maiden half century, when he rose on his heels to an Edwards bouncer which still took his gloves on way to the wicketkeeper.Mukund batted for 153 minutes and hit six fours from the 81 balls he faced. He was a picture of dejection as he walked back to pavilion.Dravid now had his long-stand partner Laxman at the other end who withstood all that West Indies could muster from its four-pronged attack. Both took India to tea without any further loss at 143 for 2.Dravid fell in an uncharacteristic manner post-tea when he slashed at a rising delivery from Edwards and was puched by Ramnaresh Sarwan at first slip.The veteran batsmen batted for 221 minutes, faced 171 balls and hit three fours, two of which were steers past the slip cordon.Dravid’s departure brought the sparse crowd on its feet as they anticipated Edwards to make short work of Virat Kohli once again.The fielders began crouching around the bat and Kohli once nearly played into the hands of forward short leg as well but West Indies didn’t get the breakthrough they were looking.Kohli held firm even as runs were not coming and opened his score in pulled six off Edwards?even though it took 22 balls in coming.advertisementLaxman batted without a worry at the other end, going past Sir Garfield Sobers’ run aggregate of 8032 runs on the home ground of the most talented all-round cricketer the world has ever seen. Laxman was unfazed by anything the West Indies could throw at him, hooking Edwards in front of square leg for a boundary and then essaying a classic on-drive off Darren Sammy which gathered pace and hit the pickets despite a heavy outfield.A hapless West Indian team decided against taking the second new ball as both its premier fast bowlers, Edwards and Rampaul, were exhausted by a long day’s exertions.Rain did intervene during the day but not in the manner it had on two previous days. An hour was lopped off due to rain in the morning and then the middle session could begin after a 10-minute delay.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more


12 days agoMislintat: Arsenal striker Aubameyang too selfless to play for elite club


first_imgMislintat: Arsenal striker Aubameyang too selfless to play for elite clubby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveStuttgart chief Sven Mislintat says Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is too selfless to play for an elite club.Aubameyang has been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona throughout his career.But former Gunners scout Mislintat, who signed the striker from Borussia Dortmund, was quoted by The Athletic saying: “He is one, maybe the only one, this exceptional top striker, who is an absolute team player.”Perhaps this attitude cost him the opportunity to play for clubs like Real Madrid or Barcelona.”A striker like Neymar or (Sergio) Aguero, for example, would never give up a penalty. I like his attitude. He is good for the team atmosphere.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Ashley Judd Says She Will Be Pressing Charges On Fans Who Sexually Harassed Her On Twitter


first_imgAshley Judd speaks on TV.Sunday, Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd, who was clearly emotional during what was a rough SEC Tournament title game, tweeted during the second half that the Arkansas Razorbacks were playing “dirty” against her Wildcats. Unfortunately, in response, Judd claims she was both called inappropriate names and threatened with sexual violence by a number of users. She tweeted her frustration afterwards, and showed her followers an example.Monday, Judd, who has written in her memoirs about being a sexual abuse survivor, told MSNBC that she’ll be pressing charges on the users who sent her the tweets. She joined Thomas Roberts to talk about Kentucky’s chances in the NCAA Tournament and eventually got to the topic of social media. Start the video around 4:35 if you’re just looking for that portion.Judd made no mention of how many Twitter users she’d be pressing charges against. Hopefully this makes people think twice before tweeting offensive messages at celebrities – or anyone else.last_img read more


Remark About Man’s Florida Shirt At Baton Rouge Strip Club Leads To Armed Car Chase


first_imgEverett L.Beauchamp arrested after assaulting another person after his Florida shirt was commented on. LSU Florida Trash TalkLSU Florida Trash TalkFile this one away in the “You can’t make this stuff up” category.According to the Baton Rouge Advocate, 32-year-old Everett L. Beauchamp IV engaged in a drunken, armed car chase after taking exception to a remark made about his orange Florida Gators t-shirt in a Baton Rouge strip club.Per police reports obtained by the Advocate, Beauchamp was at The Penthouse Club in Baton Rouge at 2:15 a.m. Friday morning when one member of a six-man bachelor party made a comment about Beauchamp’s UF t-shirt. Beauchamp first picked up a stool from the valet entrance and tried to assault the man, and things just further deteriorated from there. Beauchamp threatened to get a weapon and walked to his vehicle to get a handgun, the report says, at which time the men drove away in their vehicle.Beauchamp followed them in his 2013 Ford Raptor down College Drive onto I-10 eastbound, the report says. The men exited at Essen Lane, only to get back onto I-10 going westbound, at which point Beauchamp tried to ram his vehicle into theirs.Beauchamp followed them onto the interstate and as they reached the I-10 westbound, I-12 eastbound loop Beauchamp opened fire on their vehicle, striking the vehicle once under the driver’s side taillight.Ultimately, Beauchamp was found by police after he ran his SUV into LSU Lakes. He was found to have a 0.19 BAC and was booked on six counts of assault by drive-by shooting, one count of aggravated criminal damage to property, DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain control and one count of illegal use of a weapon.They sure do take their football seriously in the SEC. [ CFB Talk ]last_img read more


College coaches crossing the line


Ohio State football players don’t know just how nice they have it.Not only do they enjoy incredible practice and workout facilities, a tradition-rich program and prominent national exposure on a weekly basis, but they don’t even get locked in a shed, verbally humiliated or punched in the face when they screw up.That’s a perk worth more than all the training tables, stipends and bowl gifts put together.In a college football environment that has seen Mark Mangino of Kansas fired for physically and verbally abusing his players (allegedly), Texas Tech’s Mike Leach canned for locking receiver Adam James in a darkened tool shed (allegedly) and the dismissal of South Florida’s Jim Leavitt for grabbing a player by the throat and striking him (allegedly) for a miscue on special teams, these Buckeyes should be counting their lucky stars to have a coach like Jim Tressel.Just ask Ray Small.If anyone on this past season’s OSU team could have benefited from a good lock-down or face smacking, it was him. If Tressel’s policy on missed classes, bobbled punts and smoking weed (allegedly) included such humiliations, Small would have looked like Rocky Balboa after 12 rounds with Clubber Lang.My prediction for Small’s career had he played for coaches Mangino or Leavitt?Pain.Probably a better case for comparison would be freshman Duron Carter’s treatment. His case is a little more salient because, like Adam James, he is the son of a former pro football player who now has the national platform provided by being a television football analyst.In light of his academic failures (allegedly), Carter was merely suspended by Tressel before the Rose Bowl rather than locked away in a janitor’s closet at the RPAC.Tressel has had his fair share of malcontents and miscreants to deal with. Early in his career at OSU, Tressel was forced to decide the fate of senior quarterback Steve Bellisari for driving under the influence. The following season, Louis Irizarry and Ira Guilford were arrested for attempted robbery.Each time, Tressel had a hard decision to make. In Bellisari’s case, it meant benching his starting quarterback for the game against arch-rival Michigan. For Irizarry and Guilford, he had to make the difficult choice to sever their ties with the program. For a man of coach Tressel’s integrity and compassion, that was certainly a difficult decision to make.To be fair, OSU is not unfamiliar to the tactics of a harsh disciplinarian. Some of our campus roads and buildings are named after one of the most aggressive coaches ever to stalk the sidelines of a college football game: Woody Hayes.Just ask Charlie Bauman. He was the Clemson nose guard who had the audacity to intercept a pass in the Gator Bowl and was then on the receiving end of a throat punch delivered by Hayes on the sideline.At that point, OSU officials’ hands were tied and they had no other choice then to let the venerable Hayes go. Just as the athletic directors at Kansas, Texas Tech and South Florida had no choice.Gone are the days of mothers and fathers sending their sons off to task-masters such as Hayes or former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight to be forged into men in a crucible of fire.In their place are parents like Ken Small and Craig James who are laboring under the illusion that just because their sons lit up the scoreboards for their respective high schools they are somehow entitled to being handled with kid gloves on the collegiate level.Given this level of coddling, once these student-athletes are outside of their insulated, athletic bubbles, they can hardly be blamed for thinking that the world revolves around them.Tressel can’t save every soul that comes under his tutelage. Some are beyond redemption before they ever set foot on campus (See: Maurice Clarett). But his track record is better than most, and for that, Buckeye fans should be proud.So three of the more brutish coaches in the ranks of college football are looking for work and the athletes left behind know that they are the ones holding the trump cards if their new coaches tick them off.Allegedly. read more


OSUs Dominic Clarke arrested wont play at Illinois


Ohio State football sophomore cornerback Dominic Clarke will not travel with the Buckeyes for Saturday’s game at Illinois after being arrested Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct during an on-campus incident involving what a witness described as a “compressed air” gun. An OSU student called the university police department and said that three black males were sitting on top of the roof of Marketplace, a campus eatery, “firing a paintball gun down at people.” The student said he looked out his window and saw the men on the roof.  “I can’t totally tell if it’s an Airsoft or a paintball, but it’s using compressed air,” the student said. The OSU police department report identified Clarke, as well as football freshman offensive lineman Chris Carter and men’s basketball freshman Sam Thompson. Both Carter and Thompson gave statements to police but were not arrested. In an email to The Lantern, OSU football spokesman Jerry Emig confirmed that Clarke would be suspended. “The individual was involved in a university rules violation,” Emig said in an email. “The issue is currently going through the university process, and head coach Luke Fickell has announced that he will not be traveling with the team to Illinois this weekend.” Basketball team spokesman Dan Wallenberg said in an email, “We have no issues with any basketball student athletes.” The police report said that the incident is still under investigation. read more


No such thing as a bad point for Columbus Blue Jackets


There’s no time to waste in the current NHL season – the Columbus Blue Jackets just need points. So far, they’re getting the job done. The Detroit Red Wings crashed the Blue Jackets’ Monday home opener by tying the game at three with 6:04 remaining in regulation before winning in a shootout, 4-3. The night wasn’t a total loss, though – players in the Columbus locker room found consolation in gaining a point by virtue of forcing overtime against the visitors. That valuable point in the standings gave the Blue Jackets three points through two games (the first two came in Saturday’s season-opening 4-3 shootout win at Nashville). It took the 2011-12 Blue Jackets nine games to make three points and claim their first win. So, while it’s true that the Blue Jackets were a mere 6:04 away from only the second 2-0 start to a season in franchise history, the team is taking a glass-half-full approach to the situation. “For us, (Monday’s game is) still a good point,” Blue Jackets wing Vinny Prospal said after the game. “I think, before the season, if anybody told us we’d have three points after the first two games, we would take it.” Prospal scored his first goal of the season – the would-have-been game winner – with 11:17 to play in the third period to put Columbus up, 3-2. Red Wings veteran center Pavel Datsyuk erased that lead when he jammed the game-tying goal past Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky from close range. After a scoreless overtime period, Detroit center Damien Brunner scored the only goal of the shootout to win the game. A single point isn’t to be taken lightly in the current lockout-shortened, 48-game season. Fewer games mean fewer chances to climb in the standings and a significantly narrowed margin for error when compared to the ample opportunities teams have to improve during the typical 82-game seasons. Another product of the condensed schedule is quick turnarounds – Columbus will play its third game in five days Wednesday against the Phoenix Coyotes. If there was any lingering frustration about letting a win against Detroit slip away, Blue Jackets’ defenseman Jack Johnson compelled his teammates to quickly move beyond it. “You have to let it go,” Johnson said. “We have to get ready for Wednesday … win or lose, you have to put it behind you and get ready for the next one.” A win against the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz., would give the Blue Jackets five points – it took last year’s team 12 games to reach that plateau, and they were already fading from the playoff picture, having posted a 2-9-1 record during that span. So long as the team doesn’t fade into playoff oblivion again, when and how the points come probably isn’t of much consequence to the Columbus players. The goal, Johnson said, is to simply accumulate points every time out and stay in the hunt. “We’re trying to find a way to get a point in every single game,” Johnson said. “Because every point is so precious with only 48 games.” John Davidson, president of hockey operations for Columbus, agreed. “There’s no such thing as a bad point,” Davidson said. “Not this year.” The Blue Jackets’ Wednesday game at Phoenix is scheduled for an 10 p.m. start. read more


United deserved to win says Ashley Young


first_imgManchester United’s full-back Ashley Young rues their 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and believes Jose Mourinho’s side deserved all 3 points.Young put in an impressive performance as he stopped Chelsea’s dangermen Eden Hazard and Willian in the flanks, but is unhappy after United second-half comeback was cancelled out by a Ross Barkley equaliser in the 96th-minute.“I think we have to look at the positives,“ Young told MUTV.“I think we deserved to win it, especially when we got back into the game and we really did get on top, but this is what we have to do [against Juventus].“We have to go into the game looking to start on more of the front foot, especially at home. That’s the way we have got to do it, like we did in the second half against Newcastle and for 60, 65 minutes of this game against Chelsea and as long as we play that way then I am sure we will get the right result.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Young felt on another day the Reds could have put the game to bed in the second half and come away with the well-deserved three points.“It’s one of those things, we are just disappointed in the dressing room,” he continued.“But we have to take the positives from the game and I think the way we played in the second half especially, we were fantastic at times.“On another day we could have scored a third goal, but it wasn’t meant to be. It comes off the post, David saves it, it goes back to their man and they score. It is disappointing, but we have to take the positives from the game and kick on from here.“There were spaces for us to play in, especially in the first half when we got the ball to our front three and we actually said it was fairly easy to get it to them, but that end pass, that cross or that [final] shot is what we needed to improve and we did that in the second half. Like I say, on another day we could have gone on to get another goal, but it wasn’t meant to be.”last_img read more


Berlusconi slams Gattuso


first_imgFormer AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has heavily criticized manager Gennaro Gattuso for their style of play.AC Milan have lost two games on a row against Inter Milan and Real Betis, and massive pressure is on Gattuso to turn things around.Former owner Berlusconi still regards himself as a fan and revealed his disappointment with the way things are going at AC Milan.“I still follow Milan as a fan, but with a sense of disappointment, because it makes me suffer to watch them play like this,” Berlusconi told Sportmediaset.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“They are set out so inefficiently, have very few shots on goal and our center-forward never has a chance to receive the ball. Naturally, all this depends on the tactical system and I hope it can change soon.”When asked if Gattuso should be sacked, Berlusconi replied: “These are decisions that are down to the leaders of the club and I have no desire to get in the way.”last_img read more


Pochettino declines comparison between Mourinho and Solskjaer


first_imgMauricio Pochettino refused to give an answer over why Manchester United have improved since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager.The Tottenham Hotspur boss is the bookies favourite to be named the next permanent manager at Old Trafford but insists he’s not focused on what’s going on at United ahead of their Premier League clash this Sunday.“I think from the distance it’s so difficult,’ Pochettino said, according to Daily Mail.“Of course I cannot be unfair with both managers. After Mourinho, the reality is that they’ve won five games in a row.”“Always you know that when a new person arrives, or manager, it’s like refreshing the atmosphere at the club, and for many players that maybe didn’t play with another manager, it’s an option to play more.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It’s a new voice that motivates you. But of course I’m not going to judge. It’s so unfair to judge Ole because he’s won five games or lost five games.”“It’s not fair to judge in both ways and it’s not fair to judge Mourinho’s job. Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world. For different reasons that I don’t know, cannot perceive, his relationship stopped with the club.”“Of course for me only I am focused on trying to win the game on Sunday. Because we know that we need the three points to be in that race for the Premier League, to be in the top four, for the end of the season to be there.”“I have huge respect for Mourinho and of course for Solksjaer. I cannot talk about what happened and what is happening.”last_img read more


Wilmington Youth Soccers Latest InTown Game Summaries


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, September 15, 2018.Boys Grade 2 Games:Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids:Nobody stayed home for this action packed game. The Seattle Sounders Anthony Graziano, Ryan MacPherson, Matheus Queiroga and Cameron White scored, getting the crowd jumping out of their seats. Outstanding offense by Michael Duffy and Ethan Hunt set up many scoring chances. The flawless goalkeeping of Declan Anderson, Jack Jamieson, and Joseph Palermo provided great protection for the Sounders.Girls Grade 2 Games:Seattle Reign vs. Utah Royals:The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated match between the Seattle Reign and the Utah Royals commenced. Fantastic ball skill were displayed by Lily Korpal, Jalyn Redmond, Riley Lopes, and Emily Ruzzo, resulting in goals by Eliana Goldstein and birthday girl Julia Zaya. The midfield and defensive play of Sienna Ashcraft, Naomi Cowles, Grace Daly, Faith McLaren, and Isabella Thibert kept the Seattle Reign in excellent shape. The crowd roared to their feet when Marley White and Bella McCarthy made some spectacular saves.Top-Notch play kept people watching this one. Excellent offensive plays by Nyla Chimwanda, Reighan Glover, Emily Viveiros and Keli Tkachuk applied heavy pressure causing the Seattle Reign to back pedal. Defensive positioning by Olivia Marasca, Alexa Rivera, Kelsie Morrow, Kylie Afthim and Kaylee Chan fended off any threat that came thru making it tough for the Seattle Reign. Olivia Howie, Emily Falk, Isabella DeOliveira and Alaina Roy also played a great game in net, keeping the game in hand.Boys Grade 1 Games:New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew:The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The nation’s greatest team, the New England Revolution, led by Hunter Coolbaugh and Max Brugel got the crowd jumping out of their seats.  Bryce Hunter, Gavin Marinho, Liam Mills-Baptiste, and Matt Romano led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Kai Scaplen and Chickie Romano  kept the action going with strong performances on both sides of the field.Boys Kinder Games:Atlanta United FC vs. Colorado Rapids:Proving they were also World Cup Competitors, Dom Tonello scored scored for the Atlanta United FC in this hard fought game.  Lex Brugel, Shane Kelly, and Cal Scribner  added the offensive punch and  Adam Cusce, Andrew Sulgrave, Parker Hall, Connor Laing, and Marco Smolinsky held up the defense. It was an outstanding team effort.Girls Kinder Games:Chicago Red Stars vs NC Courage:One could only believe the silence of the crowd was due to the fantastic ball skill of Layla Veri, Seraphina Dabiero and June Fairwather. However it did not take long for the crowd to cheer as goals were scored by Hailey Brabant, Grace Connolly And Emilia Emery. The Chicago Red Stars defensive stand made by Celia McGagh and Paityn Loughran could only be viewed as heroic.—Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, September 22, 2018.Boys Grade 2 Games:Seattle Sounders vs. New England Revolution:The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated match between the Seattle Sounders and the New England Revolution commenced. Fantastic ball skill were displayed by Michael Duffy and Anthony Graziano resulting in goals by Ethan Hunt, Jack Jamieson, Ryan MacPherson, and Matheus Queiroga. The midfield and defensive play of Declan Anderson and Joseph Palermo kept the Sounders in excellent shape. The crowd roared to their feet when goal keepers Michael Defilippo and Cameron White made some spectacular saves.Girls Grade 2 Games:Utah Royals vs. Sky Blue FC:Proving they were also World Cup Competitors Kylie Afthim and Kaylee Chan played hard for the Utah Royals. Olivia Marasca, Alexa Rivera, Olivia Howie and Isabella DeOliveira added the offensive punch and Nyla Chimwanda, Reighan Glover, Emily Falk and Keli Tkachuk held up the defense. It was an outstanding team effort capped off with great goal keeping by Emily Viveiros, Alaina Roy and Kelsie Morrow.Seattle Reign vs. Washington Spirits:Nobody stayed home for this action packed game. The Seattle Reign’s Eliana Goldstein, Riley Lopes, Marley White, and Julia Zaya scored, getting the crowd jumping out of their seats. Outstanding offense by Lily Korpal, Bella McCarthy, Jalyn Redmond, and Isabella Thibert set up many scoring chances. The flawless defense of Sienna Ashcraft, Naomi Cowles, Grace Daly, and Emily Ruzzo provided great protection for the Goal Keeper, Faith McLaren.Boys Grade 1 Games:DC United vs. San Jose Earthquakes:The crowd was kept on the edge of their seats this week as DC United, led by the offensive skills of Landon Vitale resulted in scoring opportunities by Tyler Saucier, Liam Kelly, Maxwell Madore, and Grayson Lynch. The defense was not to be left out of this one either as Domenic Santos and Cole Madeiros kept the ball out of their zone for much of the game. These boys proved that their fast footwork was as impressive as their midfield flossing skills on this beautiful autumn day!New England Revolution vs. Atlanta United FC:One could only believe the silence of the crowd was due to the fantastic ball skill of  Kai Scaplen.  However it did not take long for the crowd to cheer as goals were scored by  Max Brugel, Bryce Hunter, Gavin Marinho, Chickie Romano, Liam Mills-Baptiste, and Kai Scaplen.  All would been lost if not for the Rev’s stalwartdefensive stand made by Hunter Coolbaugh that could only be viewed as heroic.Boys Kinder Games:Atlanta United FC vs. Columbus Crew:On the other side of the ball for the Atlanta United FC was an incredible offensive performance by Cal Scribner, while goals scored by Lex Brugel, Andrew Sughrue, Dom Tonello and Connor Laing got the Atlanta United FC  on the board. With a rock solid defensive stand led by  Marco Smolinsky, Adam Cusce, Parker Hall,  and Shane Kelly ( the heart and soul of the team),  the Atlanta United FC  was never out of this game.Girls Kinder Games:Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride:The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The Chicago Red Stars  led by June Fairweather, Emilia Emery and Seraphina Debrieo  got the crowd jumping out of their seats. Layla Veri, Grace Connolly and Paityn Loughran led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Haily Brabnand and Celia McGagh kept the action going—Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, September 29, 2018.Boys Grade 2 Games:Columbus Crew vs. Seattle Sounders:The Seattle Sounders were also impressive on the offensive side of the ball with great skill being displayed by Cameron White and Ryan MacPherson leading to a goal by Ethan Hunt. The defense showcased their skills today with Michael Defilippo, Joseph Palermo, and Matheus Queiroga keeping the ball out of their zone for much of the game; while the goal keeping team of Declan Anderson, Anthony Graziano, Michael Duffy, and Jack Jamieson made this game close.Girls Grade 2 Games:Utah Royals away vs. Washington Spirit:The Utah Royals’s Emily Viveiros, Keli Tkachuk, Alexa Rivera and Kaylee Chan stayed on their toes creating many scoring opportunities. The play of Kylie Afthim, Reighan Glover and Alaina Roy shut down the other end of the field on defense that set the tone for this game.Great plays were also had by Emily Falk, Olivia Howie and Olivia Marasca.Sky Blue FC vs. Seattle Reign:Proving they were also World Cup Competitors, Lily Korpal and Riley Lopes scored for the Seattle Reign in this hard fought game. Eliana Goldstein, Jalyn Redmond, Marley White, and Julia Zaya added the offensive punch and Sienna Ashcraft, Naomi Cowles, Grace Daly, Bella McCarthy, and Faith McLaren held up the defense. It was an outstanding team effort capped off with great goal keeping by Isabella Thibert and Emily Ruzzo.Boys Grade 1 Games:Atlanta United FC vs. DC United Coach:The DC United would not back down from this back and forth match. Goals by Maxwell Madore, Grayson Lynch, Cole Madeiros, Liam Kelly, and Tyler Saucier brought the crowd to a frenzy. A spectacular display of defensive skills was shown by Cameron Hughes and Landon Vitale.  In addition, the midfield play of Domenic Santos kept constant pressure on the opponent’s net. It was a great day for non-stop action by this fierce team!Girls Kinder Games:Chicago Red Stars vs. Houston Dash:In what could have been confused as a World Cup Match, the Chicago Red Stars started off strong with great offensive pressure from Celia McGagh, Layla Veri and June Fairweather.  Coupled with the steel-like defense of Emilia Emery and Grace Connolly, their efforts made for an incredible game. Seraphina Dabrieo  scored first for the Red Stars, while the Hope Solo like effort of Hailey Brabant and Paityn Loughran provided solid goal-keeping to keep their team alive.(NOTE: The above game summaries were submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game SummariesIn “Community”Wilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game Summaries (May 1)In “Sports”last_img read more


Carscom ranked the 15 most American vehicles and the results are surprising


first_img2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff East Liberty, Ohio Wentzville, Mo. 8 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Everything is better with 707 horsepower Georgetown, Ky. Wentzville, Mo. Car Industry Car Culture Honda Accord (excludes hybrid variants) Lansing, Mich. 6:25 Lincoln, Ala. 2 3 Honda Pilot Lincoln, Ala. 4 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Take the fast way home Honda Passport 5 Honda Odyssey Share your voice Lincoln, Ala. GMC Canyon 81 Photos 7 Comments Bowling Green, Ky. Cars.com’s 15 most American vehicles Honda Ridgeline Belvidere, Ill. Marysville, Ohio 9 Jeep Tags Acura RDX 15 13 Claycomo, Mo., and Dearborn, Mich. San Antonio, Texas 12 Jeep Cherokee 6 Toyota Avalon (excludes hybrid variants) Ford F-150 Make/Model 2019 Maserati Levante GTS: Heart of gold East Liberty, Ohio Chevrolet Camaro At the end of all its research, Cars.com came up with a list of the 15 most American vehicles that a consumer can purchase. Now, thankfully this isn’t a list of the “Most ‘Merican cars” because that would just be a bunch of pictures of people in Firebirds doing burnouts in front of Dairy Queen.Topping out the Cars.com list for 2019 is the Jeep Cherokee. It’s screwed together in Belvidere, Illinois out of lots of American-made and sourced parts. We like the Cherokee because it’s more capable off-road than most compact crossover SUVs, and it’s got a simple-to-use infotainment system. Now you can like it because it contributes the most to the US economy.Enlarge ImageHonda’s long-serving Odyssey family hauler clocks in at no. 2 on the Cars.com list, beating out the likes of the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Camaro. Honda The next three vehicles on the list come from Japanese manufacturers — or, if you want to get specific, one Japanese manufacturer. This makes sense because Honda was an early participant in the rise of SUVs and minivans in the US and America’s “Chicken Tax” made importing these vehicles from the home market wildly unfeasible financially. Rounding out the top five is America’s sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette. The ‘Vette has been built in Bowling Green, Kentucky since time immemorial and will likely continue to be so for eons to come, even with the engine living behind the driver instead of in front of them. The Corvette has always been something of an oddity in US manufacturing with its extremely early adoption of fiberglass construction, and that’s helped to keep things close to home.What you won’t see on Cars.com’s list are any European manufacturers. Why is that? It’s not for lack of US vehicle production. BMW’s plant in Spartanburg is massive, as is Mercedes-Benz’ plant in Alabama. Volvo has a new US facility too; our own Andrew Krok has even been there. The key to their not making the list likely lies in the smaller sales volume they achieve (being luxury brands) and a lower percentage of American parts.So, if you’re out car shopping and you’re feeling particularly patriotic, don’t forget to check out what your friendly local Honda and Toyota dealers have on the lot, in addition to the usual domestic suspects. Now playing: Watch this: Chevrolet Ford Honda Jeep Toyota Acura Acura MDX (excludes hybrid variants) U.S. Assembly Plant Location(s) 28 Photos Roadshow’s favorite American-built vehicles 2019 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is a classic drop-top 14 More From Roadshow 10 Chevrolet Corvette Toyota Tundra Rank 7 The world is a complicated place, and that maxim also trickles down to the automotive industry. People like to “vote with their dollar” but doing so can be tricky with so many traditionally American manufacturers producing their vehicles overseas and so many foreign automakers building their US-market vehicles right here in the USA.So, what are you — as a consumer — supposed to do if you want to buy American? Maybe, more importantly, which vehicle can you buy that will have the most significant positive impact on the American economy? These are serious questions, but the folks from Cars.com decided to crunch a lot of numbers and get to the bottom of it, and it published the results on Tuesday. 1 Lincoln, Ala. 11 Chevrolet Coloradolast_img read more


Imran Sarkar gets permanent bail in PM defamation case


first_imgImran Sarkar. File PhotoA court here on Sunday granted permanent bail to Ganajagaran Manch spokesperson Imran H Sarkar and cultural activist Sanatan Ullash in a defamation case filed for their derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports news agency UNB.Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate SM Masud Zaman passed the bail order after Imran and Sanatan surrendered before the court in the morning and filed a bail petition through their lawyer Jibanananda Chandra Joyonta.On 31 May, the same court asked them to appear before it on 16 July to explain their stance.Bangladesh Chhatra League leader Golam Rabbani filed the defamation case against the duo with the court on 31 May.According to the case statement, Imran and Sanatan chanted defamatory slogans against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 27 May over the removal of the statue of Lady Justice from the Supreme Court premises.On 26 May, the SC authorities removed the statue, made by sculptor Mrinal Haque.last_img read more


Hong Kong rights activists kick off 2019 with protests


first_imgPro-democracy activist Lui Yuk-lin wearing a mask of Andy Chan, convenor of the Hong Kong National Party, tries to burn a placard in front of the government complex during the annual New Year`s Day pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on January 1, 2019. Hong Kong`s embattled democracy advocates kicked off 2019 with a large street rally on 1 January lamenting what they said had been a grim year for freedoms and steeling themselves for fresh battles with Beijing. Photo: AFPHong Kong’s embattled democracy advocates kicked off 2019 with a large street rally on Tuesday, lamenting what they said had been a grim year for freedoms and steeling themselves for fresh battles with Beijing.A thousands-strong crowd — including a small retinue of independence activists — protested over disappearing political freedoms, rising inequality and the local government’s perceived coziness with big business and Beijing.Semi-autonomous Hong Kong currently enjoys liberties unseen on the mainland including freedom of expression and the press under a deal struck with Britain before the 1997 handover.But concern is growing that those rights are being eroded by an increasingly assertive China ruled by president Xi Jinping.Last year city authorities made a series of unprecedented moves that caused alarm among activists and prompted rare criticism from western governments.In September a tiny pro-independence political party was banned under an obscure national security law designed to target triad gangs.Soon after a Financial Times journalist who chaired a talk with that party’s leader at a press club found himself effectively expelled after officials refused to renew his visa.Authorities also continued to bar political candidates from standing for local elections if they held pro-independence views.”We have experienced a lot in 2018 — society, politics and people’s livelihood have all regressed. I can’t see hope in 2019,” protester Kwan Chun-pong, a 47-year-old production line manager, told AFP.The majority of Hong Kong’s democracy advocates want people to have a greater say in how their city is run, such as the ability to directly elect their leader.- New challenges -Mass pro-democracy demonstrations in 2014 blockaded parts of the city for 79 days but failed to win any meaningful concessions.Although most Hong Kongers do not advocate independence — a red line with Beijing — a small group of hardline independence activists emerged from the failure of the 2014 protests, rattling local and mainland authorities.A few dozen independence activists — some of them masked — attended Tuesday’s rally, followed by police officers with video cameras.”We are still coming out today because we still love this place, we want it to change, we want the next generation to feel proud of Hong Kong’s identity,” activist Wayne Chan shouted through a loud-hailer.Police said some 3,200 people attended the march at its peak, while organisers gave a higher figure of 5,500.The city’s government, which rejects the suggestion that rights are slipping, said after the rally that it “fully respects” the rights of Hong Kongers to protest and express their views, adding that the rule of law was the “foundation of Hong Kong’s pluralistic society and free economy”.The government has previously said that campaigning for independence contravenes the city’s mini-constitution.The Civil Human Rights Front, which organised Tuesday’s march, does not support independence but argues the city’s free speech laws should allow others to campaign for it.Activists face new challenges in 2019 with the government hoping to table new national security legislation and laws that would ban disrespecting China’s national anthem.A number of 2014 protest leaders will also find out in April whether a court will jail them after they were prosecuted under a slew of little-used public order offences.last_img

Woman dies of burn injuries police suspect suicide


first_imgKolkata: A woman died after she got burnt mysteriously on Wednesday morning in Behala. Locals claimed that fire somehow occurred at her residence whereas police claimed that it is a case of suspected suicide.According to locals, on Wednesday morning at around 11:25 am, some residents of Bhupen Roy Road in Behala heard cries coming from a single-storeyed house. When some of the neighbours rushed there, they saw smoke coming out of the house and a woman trying hard to get out. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedLocal residents started spraying water and informed the fire brigade and police. Two fire tenders reached the spot within few minutes but till then, the flames had almost been doused. Later, one fire tender sprayed water and doused the flames completely by 11:50 am. Police and fire brigade personnel rescued the woman from inside the house who was later identified as Chandana Das (35). She was declared brought dead by the doctors at Vidyasagar State General Hospital in Behala. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseLocals suspect that the fire occurred due to a short circuit but police claim that Das committed suicide by setting herself on fire after pouring kerosene. She used to live there with her mother and sister. Though police claimed the incident as a suspected suicide, none of the locals could estimate why she had done this. Though no complaint has been received till Wednesday night, sleuths are probing the matter on the basis of an Unnatural Death (UD) case lodged at Behala police station.last_img read more


Stay hydrated moisturised while travelling


first_imgFlights can make your skin look dull and tired because air at high altitudes has less moisture, making the cabin air dry. Invest in good Vitamin E moisturisers, lip butters and drink water throughout your journey, suggest experts. Taking care of the skin becomes even more essential during air travel to avoid turbulence created by dry air. To have long lasting and visible impact, it’s always a good idea to indulge in Vitamin E moisturiser as it protects and locks in moisture for all-day hydration.If you are too lazy to apply moisturisers again and again, go for a moisturiser with Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid as it possess the quality of 48 hours retention in it.Harsh weather conditions and lack of moisture in air has a direct effect on the lips leaving them chapped and dry but one can easily avoid it by applying lip butter or lip gloss on lips.Using a lip balm or lip butter with olive oil and coconut oil as the main ingredient is a great solution for crack-free and moisturised lips, apart from just giving a glossy look. An almond cream is ideal for the lips.Both olive oil and coconut oil are a great source of Vitamin E, which helps the lips with proper nourishment and well required shield against the dry weather conditions.The most important thing is to drink enough water even before you board the flight, and continue to guzzle water throughout.It’s a great way to counteract the dry conditions inside the flight. If you can stand it, leave the skin nearly naked for long haul flight journeys.If one has to be ready upon arrival, keep a little make-up case with you with some concealer and foundation and apply right before you land. One can accentuate the look by adding a dash of kajal or liner to the eyes.Remember to take your sunscreen lotion. An anti-tan sunscreen would be good. Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going out. If you are out in the sun for more than an hour, re-apply the sunscreen. You may also need moisturiser, hand cream and lip balm.When you travel by air, you may have to sit for long hours. Avoid tight clothes. Your feet will also suffer, so try to keep them raised with some support, to help circulation and prevent fatigue. You can try a few foot exercises while sitting.Wiggle your toes and make circular motions with your feet. Occasionally take a walk down the aisle, to stretch yourself. Also, try to relax and ease your tensions. Sit and do some deep breathing. It really helps to calm you.Eat light meals during the flight. Salads and fruits help to ward off symptoms of jet-lag.last_img read more