NU, Adamson eye title berths

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Jaja Santiago (No. 3) is expected to be NU’s tower of power as the Lady Bulldogs try to close out Arellano. —SHERWIN VARDELEONAdamson and National University, polar opposites in last year’s UAAP, are in a collision course for the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference crown.Victories today against their respective rivals will pit them against each other in a best-of-five title series.ADVERTISEMENT With the most dominant player in the active scene, Jaja Santiago, NU presents Arellano with more than just an uphill battle for survival.The 21-year-old Santiago said the Lady Bulldogs have set their sights on the title. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU, Adamson battle for solo third; a win, finally, for either UE or UST Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight But closing out their semifinal foes is easier said than done. Especially on the part of the Lady Falcons.Adamson, which was never in the title agenda the previous season, is taking on UAAP heavyweight Far Eastern U in Saturday’s Game 2 of their semifinal duel at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe powerhouse Tamaraws are expected to pose an intense challenge to the Lady Falcons, who even trailed after three sets before clawing their way to victory in the last two frames, 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 15-8, in Game 1.National U should have an easier path to the finals. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

PH chess team eyes 7 golds or more in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

first_imgPH chess player Menandro Redor. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonHoping to pick up where they left off, the Philippines chess para athletes are loooling to surpass their six-gold medal haul in 2015 and aiming for seven this time in Kuala Lumpur.But Menandro Redor, one of the country’s leading para athlete in chess, thinks that with the chess team’s stringent preparation it could even exceed its target in the 2017 ASEAN Para Games this month.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PH targets 27 golds in 2017 ASEAN Para Games “We may get more than just seven golds because we had intense training for this. We joined different local and international tournaments just to prepare,” said Redor in Filipino. “Our coaches have been taking care of us and we’re so prepared that we’re sure of what we can accomplish.”Redor, who will also serve as the Philippines’ flagbearer for the opening ceremonies, ha four-gold haul for the visually impaired 2 division, which is for partially blind participants, in the last staging of the biennial games in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe PH chess team will also lean on wheelchair-bound FIDE Master Sander Severino and Henry Lopez as they gun to sweep the individual and team events of standard and rapid.“We’ve already swept our category, so our goal now is to do that in the other categories. It also helps that we’ve got a women’s team now so it’s really possible that we can get the top spot this time,” Redor said. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments LATEST STORIES The 32-year-old woodpusher isn’t discounting the capacity of the opposition with Indonesia posing the biggest threat to the Philippines’ quest for gold.But Redor is confident with what the chess team can deliver for the delegation, saying, “In chess, we’re sure that we’ll bring home golds.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

World Cup: ICC to reinspect Eden Gardens on Jan 31 for remaining 3 matches

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday gave Kolkata’s cricket fans some hope when it announced a reinspection of the iconic Eden Gardens stadium for the World Cup.The ICC said the Eden Gardens would be reinspected on January 31 for the last three of its scheduled four World Cup matches. These are the encounters between Ireland and South Africa (March 15), Ireland and Holland (March 18) and Kenya and Zimbabwe (March 20).The cricketing body had on Thursday ruled out Eden Gardens as the venue for the February 27 World Cup match between India and England.An ICC inspection team had visited Kolkata on Tuesday and deemed the stadium unfit as it was still undergoing renovation.ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat pulled up the BCCI and the Cricket Association of Bengal for failing to meet the deadlines. “All venues had ample time to prepare for the World Cup matches. We had been understanding and had provided extensions to the deadline dates, but unfortunately we are now at a point where we must carefully manage our risks,” Lorgat said. “Sadly, Eden Gardens in Kolkata was unable to meet the final deadline date of 25 January 2011. Eden Gardens has not made sufficient progress to justify the level of confidence required to confirm that the venue would be ready,” Lorgat said.last_img read more

WORLD CUP OPENING CEREMONY KICKS OFF IN DHAKA

first_imgThe ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 kicked off on Thursday with a grand opening ceremony at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.Indian music composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, who have composed the official song for the World Cup, and playback singer Sonu Nigam are slated to enthrall the audience with their performances. Singer Runa Laila of Dama Dam Mast Kalandar fame and pop singer Mila will add a local touch to the extravaganza.But the highlight of the show will be a performance by legendary Canadian singer Bryan Adams.The organisers have also promised a spectacular fireworks and laser show at the end of the programme.last_img read more

Ind vs Eng: India thump Sussex by 6 wickets, record their first win of tour

first_imgVirat Kohli and Rohit Sharma cracked half-centuries as India recorded their maiden win of the England tour with a six-wicket thumping of Sussex in a rain-affected practice game here on Thursday. India have already lost the Test series 0-4.The two talented youngsters put on 104 runs for the third wicket in impressive style as Indians chased down the 235-run target with 4.1 overs to spare after the game was reduced to 45-over-a side affair due to two rain interruptions.Put into bat, Sussex were 236 all out with seamer R P Singh snaring four wickets but the Indians needed 235 to win due to the revised target under Duckworth-Lewis system.The Indians looked in control even though Sachin Tendulkar (21) did not last long as the other opener Parthiv Patel (55), Kohli (71) and Sharma (61 not out) played around with an average home attack.Kohli’s knock came from 83 balls and included six fours and a six. Sharma’s unbeaten 61 came from 65 balls and studded with eight fours and a six.Tendullkar played some gorgeous strokes before he spooned up a catch at mid-off against left-arm paceman Chris Liddle.As many as four fours were hit by Tendulkar in his brief 17-ball knock.Patel was similarly aggressive, relying a great deal on chipped shots behind square before he played back to off-spinner Chris Nash and missed the line completely. He made his 55 runs from 65 balls and slammed nine fours.But Kohli and Sharma then took over and literally toyed with the home side attack, running their singles crisply and hitting big shots at will.advertisementSharma was effortless in his drives through the off-side and a driven six over mid-off was as exciting as it come. He hit the winning runs off Luke Wells.Much welcomed as the Indians’ win was, it still would bother the tourists that the bowling attack was not looking up to a scratch and that Suresh Raina failed once again.Left-hander Raina, a miserable presence at the crease during the Tests, came into bat with only token runs required by the visitors for a win. He survived a near-catch at the square leg ropes and was bowled off the next ball for a personal score of 12.Earlier, RP Singh took four for 44 but two of his wickets came in the final over when batsmen were attempting to slog and the first two when the conditions were overtly favourable to swing bowling under overcast conditions.Munaf Patel was disappointing and conceded 52 runs from his seven overs for a wicket and generally was slogged around the park.Praveen Kumar was a heartening return to bowling crease after his ankle injury which made him miss out the final Test at the Oval last week. He bowled his eight overs for 28 runs and picked up a wicket.The two spinners, leg-spinner Amit Mishra and off-spinner Ravichandra Ashwin bowled economically without appearing threatening at any stage.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Ind vs SL 4th ODI: Kohli, Raina lead India to series win against Sri Lanka

first_imgVirat Kohli’s dream run in ODIs continued as his brilliant century guided India to a comfortable six-wicket victory in the fourth one-dayer against Sri Lanka, thereby clinching the five-match series 3-1, in Colombo on Tuesday.Courtesy’s Kohli’s 119-ball 128 and his partnership of 146 runs with another in-form batsman Suresh Raina (58), India reached the 252-run target in 42.2 overs at the R Premadasa stadium.This is Kohli’s 13th century in his 89th ODI appearance, a feat still unattained by any other batsman in ODI history.The Delhi batsman, on his way to another three-digit figure, also completed quickest 1000 runs in a calender year with a whopping average of 77.15. He has now scored his fifth century in last eight matches.It was Raina who scored the winning run with a hit over extra cover off Tillakaratne Dilshan as India reached 255 for four.Raina’s 51-ball 58 was his 24th half century and eighth against Sri Lanka.Both Kohli and Raina blunted Sri Lanka’s spin attack and batted beautifully. Raina may not be as prolific numbers as Kohli but batting at number 5 and 6, he has more than pulled his weight.India were off to a poor start as pacer Lasith Malinga struck in his first over to bowl out Gautam Gambhir (0).Virender Sehwag along with Kohli put the Indian chase back on track with a 50-run stand for the second wicket but Angelo Mathews got rid of the opener in the 10th over to somewhat derail visitors’ chase.Mathews got Sehwag caught by substitute Senanayake after his fighting knock of 34.advertisementlast_img read more

IOA felicitates Olympic medallists as they meet PM, Sonia

first_imgIndia’s London Olympic medallists met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence in the national capital on Friday. The medallists – wrestler Sushil Kumar, shooter Vijay Kumar (both silver medallists), boxer M.C. Mary Kom, shuttler Saina Nehwal, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and shooter Gagan Narang (bronze medallists) – also met United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence. Both, the prime minister and the UPA chairperson congratulated the super six Olympians for doing the nation proud at the sports’ biggest carnival. The prime ministers meeting with the medallists was a brief one when he returned home after attending a stormy session in Parliament. The medal winners were also accompanied by other members of the Indian Olympic contingent, including some archers, hockey players and team officials. Later in the day, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) also felicitated the medallists and conferred cash award of Rs 15 lakh each to silver medallists and Rs 10 lakh each to the bronze medallists. Earlier, saluting the medal winning heroics of the Olympic medallists, the Union sports ministry had on Thursday organised a gala ceremony in the city to hand them out their victory cheques. Sports Minister Ajay Maken had handed cheques of Rs 30 lakh each to the silver medallists Rs 20 lakh each to the bronze medallists.last_img read more

The seven deadly spins

first_imgIf the merrie folk of Nottingham, who watched India on its last stop in the World T20, could speak in one voice, it would probably belong to someone called the Old Trent Bridge regular.Dejected Indian players at the DugoutAnd he just didn”t get it. Quiet people, Indians, he said, ever,If the merrie folk of Nottingham, who watched India on its last stop in the World T20, could speak in one voice, it would probably belong to someone called the Old Trent Bridge regular.Dejected Indian players at the DugoutAnd he just didn”t get it. Quiet people, Indians, he said, ever so polite, but something just happened to them when they got near cricket. They could make a right noise, they could. Their team had made so much noise too, winning many things in many countries, cricket like a fireworks display.For an old codger, he quite liked T20 actually, so thought he”d better take a look when India came visiting. They were the T20 champions, all flashy batting, fiery bowling (the spinners, too!), acrobatic fielders, not like the old days. But then, between booking a ticket and collecting it, India were suddenly gone. Taken apart by the West Indies and, blimey, England. How had that happened? Where had the champions gone?It is hard to explain to the old boy, but whatever he”s heard about India, whatever we”ve heard, are myths churned out by the PR folk to fit an image defined as: Young, Fearless, Aggressive, Guaranteed to Conquer World. Not the most apt descriptors for guys who only beat Bangladesh and Ireland. The Old Trent Bridge regular awaits an explanation. The story of India”s T20 campaign, truth be told, is amorality”and cricketing”tale. It revolves around Seven Deadly Spins.1. THE IPL HAS MADE INDIAN CRICKETERS INTO T20 EXPERTSadvertisementThe last fortnight in England provided a grim reminder”to players and fans”that more separates the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the global game than just salaries and the presence of Bollywood.The spread of quality bowling in an attack and the stakes involved meant that neither were runs so easy to come by against the frontline teams nor were there too many second chances. For the international players, every IPL team offered one if not two gimme bowlers. The sense of accountability for performance and result was not quite as clear-cut as it was with India. “Our performance,” said captain M.S. Dhoni, “was not up to international standard” and he meant every word of it.Coach Gary Kirsten was fairly categorical too, saying that the Indians failed to generate “the level of intensity that you need to at the international game with the standard and quality of cricket (at the World Twenty20) obviously higher than what we would experience at the IPL”. Every IPL team had four overseas players, maybe the same number of India internationals but the rest were domestic players and rookies.In the World T20, every player was an international quality cricketer, with a higher level of skill and free lunches were hard to find. South African Captain Graeme Smith said the IPL had “afforded us a wonderful opportunity to learn about the T20 game”. Indeed. Everybody, it seems, benefited from the IPL barring Team India.2. INDIA ARE THE FORM FAVOURITES TO WINIndias youngsters failed to deliver when it mattered mostIndia were certainly the team causing the most commotion about and around T20 but a more dispassionate analysis of India”s T20 international form would have shown that since its 2007 World T20 Championship win, at international level it has had an adverse win-loss record, two wins from five games.Dhoni denied that the Indians had spent two years stagnating in the format, citing the batsmen”s collective collapse of “form” as the overriding reason for India”s anti-climactic performance in the World T20, saying he reckoned India needed to be at 90 per cent.”You have to be in peak form when conditions are too tough for batting, you have to be middling the ball from the go. The T20 format doesn”t allow you to settle down and it”s not like in Tests or ODIs where if you are struggling or playing to 60 per cent you can spend time getting in,” Dhoni said, somehow managing to give to the T20 format an element of romantic struggle over other forms.It sounds like a persuasive reason but it does not explain how the men who struck “form”, aka got runs in practice games and against Bangladesh and Ireland, suddenly lost it in the next three games.3. M.S. DHONI IS CAPTAIN COOL, THE MAN WITH IN HIS VEINSAsked by a friend what he considered the difference between success and failure, Dhoni had replied “results”. It is a robust philosophy that cuts through jargon, but in this series the confident, composed captain has stumbled.advertisementDhoni has a big riddle to solveQuestions about Virender Sehwag”s injury status made him irascible, producing the hokey Unity Parade, and the results that followed did him in.He only scored 86 runs (@96.92 strike rate) runs in five matches, India were outpointed and every gamble looked like empty bravado. “Give him time,” says former India captain Sourav Ganguly who wants Dhoni to bat up the order.”Dhoni”s strength is that he can clear the field but he needs to get set. He must back himself in difficult conditions.” This current condition is about as difficult as it gets.4. NEW INDIA IS A BREAKAWAY TEAM 4 OF THE FAST, THE FIT, THE FRESHCoach Gary Kirsten would like them to be, but at the moment India are none of the above. Captain Dhoni admitted that nobody on the team was a 100 per cent fit going into the World T20, but refused to accept that the fatigue of playing virtually two years of cricket had taken its toll in 10 days.Raina was clueless against short pitched deliveriesGood, because nobody bought it; the South Africans, who have been on the road too, played back to back Tests and ODIs against Australia and look where they ended up. Ganguly said, “These are guys who have played one or two years in the game”they shouldn”t be thinking like that.”With the bowlers, India failed to find the balance between getting them fit and keeping their bodies fresh. As the runs dried up at the top, the big shot was always the preferred option, over the plebeian single. Against the West Indies, the Indian innings featured 51 dot balls, 34 against the English and then 44 against South Africa. In effect the dot balls shrank a 120-ball T20 innings by around eight, five and seven overs in the Super 8s.Had the Indian batsmen taken singles off even half those dot balls, the men in blue would have entered the semifinals doing a bhangra. The failure to take singles, fielding like sluggish seals?all this is hardly new-age, this is old hat. These are not the dukes of Youngistan, this is India circa 1970s, just discovering the limited overs game. This is just depressing.Some whispers now indicate that the Indians came into the World T20 suffering from an IPL hangover. Some of the younger players continued with the IPL-style off-hour merriment, rather than switch into India mode with the necessary urgency required at a global event. Kirsten admitted, “We never really got ourselves to the level of intensity that you need to at the international game?it probably didn”t help that we had two relatively lower intensity games against Bangladesh and Ireland.”5. THE INDIAN BATTING HAS DEPTH AND EXPLOSIVE OPTIONSIt all depends on the where and the when. It took half-an-hour at Lord”s of Fidel Edwards, Jerome Taylor and Dwayne Bravo steaming in to swat away this bubble. Opposition captains, like Chris Gayle, had paid handsome tributes, saying, “We know the quality of the Indian team, they have batting through the order and most of their batters are dangerous.”advertisementIndias opening pair failed to clickWhen it came to live games, the bowlers” pitch map hit less obliging notes: India”s batsmen faced as many as 68 per centage from the fast bowlers” half and against England, it was more than 45 per cent.On the seaming, quick track at Lord”s, England captain Paul Collingwood had a simple plan against the batting line which every team had feared going into the tournament but which the West Indies efficiently overwhelmed.”We were very clear”taking wickets are important in this format of the game,” Collingwood said and fleshed out the scene a little more: “We wanted to hit the ball into the ground hard.”Before the Super 8s, the Indian openers”Gautam Gambhir and Rohit Sharma”had rattled together stands of 42, 140, 59, 77 in the warmups and the first round on the spinfriendly track in Nottingham. In the Super 8s, over on the speedy slope of Lord”s, it was 12, 12 and 48 (in the inconsequential match against South Africa).The opposition bowlers were able to get their lengths just right to prevent being called for wides or no balls, and they preyed not so much on the Indian batsmen”s fragility against the short one, as their failure to get it away for runs. The Indian team wanted to save the hitters Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni and Yusuf Pathan for the last 12 overs of the innings. Marvellous idea in theory but badly scrambled in execution during a crisis. Flexibility in thinking was overridden by the desire to prove the flexibility of tactic.6. THE INDIAN TEAM HAS TRIED AND TESTED BENCH STRENGTHThe IPL”s cheer leaders (the ones in trousers that is) maintained that the event had given the Indians a battery of players who would effortlessly slot into the international team. Not so. India”s most reliable short-game performer is Yuvraj Singh with Gautam Gambhir only just coming through.Suresh Raina”s struggle with the short ball the highest level continues and the rest of the class of 2007 (Rohit Sharma, and the absent Robin Uthappa) have not backed up breakthrough performances with the consistency. Ravindra Jadeja was out of his depth when promoted ahead of Yuvraj against England. New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori says it helps to play more T20 matches but “eventually it depends on the quality of the player.” India”s bench still needs to work on refining the quality of its bench.7. THE NEW BCCI REGIME IS BREAKING WITH THE PASTAspanking new office and sending out e-mails every day do not make professionalism. India came to the World T20 with 10 support staff, almost one man for every member of a playing squad.Ravindra jadejas promotion ahead of Yuvraj and Yusuf lacked cricketing logicA year-long media gag has been maniacally enforced by the Board on everyone barring captain and coach as a way of controversy-control. Yet when the Sehwag injury drama broke out, it was a free for all” the BCCI was free to let all speculation reign.The lack of a pre-determined injury protocol or the ability to swiftly disseminate information only intensified Dhoni”s war of words with the travelling press corps and led to the somewhat over-the-top Unity Parade. In another minor but telling detail, all the players turned up at a reception for the Indian high commissioner to the UK in their civvies. One senior player wore T-shirt that had US flags on it. If the cricketers believe what is suitable for a disco will do around diplomats, it is the manager”s job to correct the impression and the threads. The Union of the Unshaven at the high commissioner”s was proof that off-field management was off-duty that evening.The old Trent Bridge regular listens. Oh that. He”d seen it happen before. Cricket had been played at this ground for 168 years and the game had undone greater men, bigger names. It was inevitable that even South Africa”s slow bowling would prove to be too much for the millionaires at the end.The game has a code and it looks like these Indian boys had violated it. It is well known and echoes around the red-brick archways of old county grounds. It is not pretty but it makes perfect sense. It goes like this: “If you take the p*ss out of cricket, cricket takes the p*ss out of you.”last_img read more

Indian Navy officer

first_img“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” – George S. Patton Jr.The Indian navy:The Indian Navy is a well-balanced and cohesive three dimensional force, capable of operating above, on and under surface of the oceans efficiently safeguarding our national interests.Indian Navy officer- career:An officer at a very young age assumes the responsibility of commanding his men and use of latest equipment on the ships, submarines or even air-crafts. Working in the latest technology environment, the young officers are exposed to the very best in their field of operations.The cutting-edge technology and revolution in military affairs makes the career very challenging in the Indian Navy. It is the only service that operates regularly with the other navies of the world. This not only helps in professional expertise of an individual but provides opportunities to exhibit our talent with pride all across the world. Men in white command dignity and respect and are always in high spirits as the service offers personal, financial, emotional security and status in the society.Skills required: Adaptability to all aspects of lifeCourageLeadership skillsAbility to sacrificeStrong headedMasculine builtIndependentSocialDisciplinedPlacid and patientDeterminationFighting spiritClarity of thoughtExpressionResolveGroomedAware and knowledgeable about all technicalitiesApplication criteria:To join Indian Navy, apply in NDA exam held by the UPSC twice every year.If you are in 10+2, you can apply for NDA exam.Note that only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA exam and you must have aged between 16.5 and 19.For qualifying this exam, you will have to pass three stages:Written ExamSSB InterviewMedical TestIf you have completed your graduation, then you can apply for CDS exam held by UPSC twice a year.advertisementCommands:The Navy has the following three commands, each under the control of a Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief:The Western Naval Command (Headquarters at Mumbai)The Eastern Naval Command (Headquarters at Visakhapatnam)The Southern Naval Command (Headquarters at Kochi)Careers:Executive Branch:As an officer of the Executive Branch, one can exercise command of ships, submarines and aircraft. Executive officers can specialise in the following:Gunnery & MissilesNavigation and DirectionAnti-Submarine WarfareCommunicationsPilotObserverSubmarineHydrographyDivingEngineering Branch:Modern ships, submarines and aircraft are fitted with advanced technology machinery and propulsion systems. As an engineer officer, you will be responsible for keeping all these hi-tech systems serviceable. Opportunities exist to work in gigantic naval dockyards and indigenous production units. In no other career is an engineer exposed to such a wide spectrum of opportunities and to keep abreast of modern developments. An engineer officer’s career is interspersed with technical courses up to post-graduation level in India/abroad.Electrical Branch:In addition, complex missile systems, underwater weapons, radar and radio communication equipment form major part of a warship’s equipment. A majority of these are either computer-based or computer aided and incorporate the latest trends in electronics engineering. For a ship to be able to fight effectively, all these equipment must be kept working at peak efficiency. Electrical Officers have this responsibility and other challenging tasks. To sharpen their skills, the Navy offers excellent opportunities for post-graduate courses in India/abroad to deserving candidatesEducation Branch:Any service will be as good as the training its officers and men receive. As an Education Officer you will play a major role in the training of naval officers/sailors. Education Officers are responsible for scientific and methodical instructions, including theoretical aspects of technical subjects of all branches of the navy and also for general education. An Education Officer can specialise in almost all specialisations of the Executive Branch.Where to study?Officer’s recruitment is advertised through the Employment News and all important national and regional newspapers/dailies. Selection for Permanent Commission through 10+2 NDA/Indian Naval Academy cadet entry and CDSE (Graduate) entry is through a written examination conducted by the UPSC followed by an interview by the Service Selection Board (SSB).For all other Permanent Commission entries and Short Service Commission entries there is no written examination. These applications are shortlisted as per the criteria laid down by the Naval Headquarters, Directorate of Manpower Planning & Recruitment. Selection is through merit alone.Cultural integration:India is a large country with diverse religion, culture, tradition and values. The Navy draws its immensely talented personnel from communities of all kinds from all across the country. In the Navy we have an ethos of equality and therefore men from different background and diverse culture who join the Navy are brought together without showing any bias to a particular person or group. The Indian Navy is resolutely committed to ensuring that all personnel are treated equally and equal opportunities are provided at work and training. The advancement in the career is based solely on individual merits and ability.advertisementPay:The pay of a Navy Officer depends entirely on the department he is working in and for whom. Also, gradually, as years pass by the serving officer’s pay increases with the ranks he upgrades to. When the officer decides to leave the service (after 20 years of serving the INF) he/she gets a pension plan which increases as an when the pay commissions increase. Benefits/perks: Free health and medical facilities for officer and familyMess, clubs, sports facilities at extremely cheap ratesFurnished government accommodation at best locationsPension with all benefits60 days of annual leave20 days of casual leaveLeave encashment up to 300 daysFree rationScope:Career scope in the Indian Navy is not only very high but the job is an extremely adventurous one! It is extremely easy to qualify through INF provided you are someone who physically and mentally unbeatable. A highly reputed job with numerous advantages. What more could one ask for.last_img read more

Terrence vs jayson will have to wait

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting After shooting 24 points and issuing 11 assists in leading TNT to an impressive 104-93 clipping of SMB, Castro refused to take the bait when asked about his motivation against the Beermen and Romeo in particular.“We’re a team and it’s not just all about me,” said Castro, the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for Jan. 21 to 27. “There are five of us out there at any given time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsRomeo sat out a third straight game because of an ankle sprain. After being traded away by TNT, reportedly upon to the request of his former teammates, the playmaker said he should “be careful in choosing who my real friends are.”As reported by the Inquirer, the trade was consummated as some TNT players petitioned management to release Romeo after he got into several fights even during practice. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Briefs SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The mouth-watering match-up didn’t happen when TNT KaTropa ended San Miguel Beer’s two-game winning streak in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday.Jayson Castro versus Terrence Romeo will have to wait for another time. That is, if the KaTropa and the Beermen cross paths again in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View commentslast_img read more

A somber Super Bowl reminder in ‘Mr. Falcon’ CTE diagnosis

first_imgView comments And football never left him.“Growing up, I remember my mom having to call his secretary when he was going out to training camp to let them know what kind of mood he was in. And then vice versa,” his daughter, Devon Jackoniski, said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Read Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “That can be awkward for a lot of people, but it wasn’t to him. He could relate to a kid but not an adult,” she said. “When we were growing up, people would always come up to us and say, ‘Your dad is a saint.’ We would just sit there smiling, knowing that when we got home, the tide was going to turn.”With his family, Jackoniski said, Nobis was a disciplinarian. Aggressive. Intense. “We always said we had to walk around eggshells with my dad,” Jackoniski said.When her older brother, Tommy, decided he didn’t want to play football anymore, her father snapped. The incident drove a wedge between them, and kept Nobis from seeing any of his grandchildren for many of his later years.“He just became unhinged,” Jackoniski said. “We just thought that’s who my dad was.”Nine years ago, Nobis was supposed to give the eulogy at his father-in-law’s funeral. “My dad, who was the public speaker,” Jackoniski said. “It was totally garbled.”Afterward, in front of the extended family, Nobis snapped at her 2-year-old son. His rage was so frightening they thought about calling the police.“He was this caged animal that was just unleashed,” she said. “At that point we knew there was something wrong. Once he took it out to the public, we knew there was something horribly wrong with him.”The family tried to avoid triggers like noise or chaos, but Nobis would become increasingly rattled in public. There were restaurants he couldn’t return to because of his outbursts; he got out of a car at a bank drive-thru to yell at the teller for taking too long with the customer in front of him.“It became embarrassing,” Jackoniski said. “But it was scary, too. Toward the end my brother removed all the guns from his house, thankfully. I don’t know if he ever threatened to use a gun, but my brother had enough insight to do that.”CTE, which can only be diagnosed after death, has been found in more than 100 former NFL players, and in dozens more athletes and members of the military who have been exposed to repetitive head trauma. The disease can lead to memory loss, depression and even suicide. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town And when the Falcons reached the Super Bowl two years ago, he was too far gone to understand what it meant.Dr. Ann McKee, the director of Boston University’s CTE center, said on Monday that Nobis had the most severe form of the disease, showing a “severe loss of neurons and large CTE lesions throughout the cerebral cortex.”The family was not surprised.“We knew there was going to be something wrong on his pathology report,” said Jackoniski, who is a physician’s assistant. “But it was shocking how a human being could still be alive with that little functioning brain.”Jackoniski was 2 when her father retired from the NFL, but football was never far from their life.Nobis spent three decades in the team’s front office, working in scouting, marketing, player development and corporate development. (He also ran a charity that provided job training for people with disabilities.)At home, there was more football.“It doesn’t matter the time of year, my dad could always find a football game on,” Jackoniski said. “That was basically our lives. When he retired, his only career was with the Falcons. We would go to all the Falcons games, whether we wanted to or not. That was who we were.”She remembered her father, who died in 2017 at the age of 74, as a humble man who was not very social, and yet a great public speaker. A prankster. Big Red. Huckleberry Finn with Muscles.He was beloved in Atlanta; Jackoniski said he would approach children with disabilities at restaurants, just to make them laugh. “When you see some of these guys going in for these tackles, I wish they would allow these guys to come into these houses where these CTE victims are living and see them living their lives, day to day,” Jackoniski said.“Do they really want their lives to be that way? Not only is it going to affect their lives, but it rips families apart, and it rips friends apart, and it is so destructive.”Although her children don’t play football, Jackoniski said they remain Falcons and Longhorns fans and are proud of the man who they were once kept away from for their own safety. And though connecting his behavior to CTE has helped the family understand Nobis’ struggle, it also made Jackoniski realize that she never knew what her father was actually like.“I don’t know that I ever saw my dad without showing signs of CTE, my entire life,” she said. “In hindsight, I think that was the saddest part of the news. His children never even knew who he was. My mom even may have not known.”Jackoniski said she doesn’t watch a lot of football any more, but she will watch the Super Bowl “just because I know it will be on in our house.” In an email follow-up to the telephone interview, she said she struggled to comprehend what the sport has meant to her family.“Football was my father’s life, the air he breathed and therefore the air we breathed,” she wrote. “It brought discipline and recklessness, self-worth and depression, strength and weakness, determination and fear, teamwork and destruction of relationships, competition and dissension, friendships and loneliness, strategy and brutal honesty, entertainment and subsistence.“In the end,” she said, “it brought humility in every sense of the word.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes And now, as the NFL world descends upon Atlanta for Sunday’s Super Bowl, it serves as a somber reminder of the impact that football can have on its players and those who love them.“That truly was my dad’s first love,” Jackoniski said. “He wasn’t born with a lot of money. They were from a blue-collar area. It gave my dad a lot of opportunities, so it’s kind of a bittersweet thing.“He told me before he became very ill he would never turn his back on football or do anything different. But he would educate kids a little different in the game,” Jackoniski said. “There’s something very wrong with slamming your head against a brick wall over and over and over again.”A two-way star at Texas whose No. 60 was retired by both the Falcons and the Longhorns, Nobis won the Maxwell Award as the best all-around player in college football and finished seventh in the 1965 Heisman Trophy voting, just ahead of Bob Griese and Steve Spurrier. In the Orange Bowl against Joe Namath and top-ranked Alabama, Nobis led a goal-line stand to preserve the Longhorns victory .He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1966 NFL draft — the first ever selection by the brand new Atlanta Falcons franchise . Rookie of the year. Five Pro Bowl selections. But he never made the playoffs, with the upstart franchise posting only two winning records in his 11 seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations FILE – In this Dec. 13, 1966, file photo, Tommy Nobis of the Atlanta Falcons, poses. Nobis, a hard-hitting linebacker for Atlanta and the University of Texas who earned the nickname “Mr. Falcon,” had the most severe form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. And now, as Atlanta prepares to host the Super Bowl, the descent of the NFL upon their hometown is a reminder for his family of the impact, both good and bad, that football has had on them. (AP Photo/File)BOSTON — Atlanta Falcons linebacker Tommy Nobis seemed to transition easily into his post-playing career, landing a job as the manager of the team’s training camp hotel and rising through the franchise’s front office to vice president.For three more decades, the man who came to be known as “Mr. Falcon” never left football.ADVERTISEMENT “We were pretty uneasy growing up,” she said. “Although my dad had just some beautiful moments of being a wonderful man, emotionally he was so unstable it was just hard to get close to him.”Researchers have confirmed what Nobis’ family long suspected: He had the most severe form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repetitive blows to the head that can cause the kind of violent moods they had grown accustomed to. 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Six reasons why Shoaib Malik is India’s son-in-law

first_imgShoaib MalikA day after India’s tennis star Sania Mirza was appointed the brand ambassador of the new Telangana state,  BJP leader A Laxman termed the tennis star as a “daughter-in-law of Pakistan”. The leader said that Mirza did not participate in agitations that led to the creation of the new sate, and should not be the face of Telangana.Laxman’s argument is flawed, because the rest of the nation has already accepted Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik as their son-in-law. Here are seven reasons why Malik is India’s son-in-law.1. He fell in love with and married his sweetheart, the tennis champion of India. The BJP leader may or may not have given his consent on the marriage.2. He married Mirza despite knowing that the alliance will create controversy in both nations that have bled through history since the Partition.3. He was brave enough not to bother about Hindu or Telangana sensibilities when he fell in love with and married Mirza.4. He knew he was not living in the times of actress Reena Roy and Pakistan cricketer Mohsin Khan, whose matrimonial alliance in 1983 created no acrimonious fuss.5. He happens to play cricket, a sport in which Indians are the current world champions.6. He had agreed to settle in Hyderabad to make his bride happy even before marriage. A classmate and friend of Mirza disclosed then of the tennis star’s love for Hyderabad and how Dubai (where the couple live now) was definitely not her choice for setting up home.last_img read more

Take the ‘middle path’ with kiwi

first_imgRainbow diet, brown rice, oats and lemon and honey in lukewarm water… You’re doing everything to ensure that you get all the essential nutrients and keep empty calories at bay. However, your search for health foods takes a beating when there’s a slice of cheesecake staring at you. The good news is that sometimes, it’s possible to take the “middle path” by packing in healthy goodness and appeasing your taste-buds. This season, we recommend kiwi if you’re looking for that unusual healthy balance.Wealth Of Health BenefitsYou will be surprised at what a kiwi a day can do for your well-being.Improved DigestionThere are few fruits that are as fibre rich as a kiwi. With only 42 calories per piece, they offer a commendable 2.1gm of fibre. This means that your intestinal and gastric functions are enhanced thanks to its natural ability to retain water. It can also fool you into feeling more “full” and combat bloating after a greasy meal. Its mild laxative effect relieves constipation by adding “bulk” to the food; thus increasing the frequency of bowel movements. The fuzzy fruit goes well with a protein rich diet as it’s able to break down proteins found in a wide variety of foods and dairy products faster and more readily than our digestive enzymes.Kiwis are known to be rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin C, E and polyphenolsZing Of Vitamin CA medium sized kiwi has more vitamin C than an orange and a golden kiwi has almost three times more of the vitamin than a lemon. Healthy bones, good skin and strong teeth need enough vitamin C and since our body cannot produce it naturally, it’s essential that we include it in our daily diet. *To up your body’s immunity, relieve achy muscles and joints, heal bruises and better your skin, make sure you have a kiwi a day. ‘One serving of kiwi gives the body 230 percent of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamin C,’ says Dr Iti Bhalla, nutritionist, Paras Hospital, Gurgaon. Even those who’re anaemic can benefit from the vitamin C content in kiwis as that helps in iron absorption.Safe For Diabetics & DietersKiwi’s low glycaemic index restricts the rise in blood glucose, making it a preferred fruit for diabetics. In fact, even sports-persons and weight-watchers can benefit from the kiwi’s low-calorie and high nutritional content. ‘Increased consumption of plant foods such as kiwis decreases the risk of obesity and improves the rate of mortality,’ concludes Dr Bhalla.advertisementThe Goodness Of MineralsFolate (a type of B vitamin) is what’s responsible for making DNA and genetic material. It also aids the formation of red blood cells that make efficient use of oxygen, iron and other minerals. Women before or during pregnancy, teenagers, people who consume a lot of alcohol or those with problems of nutritional absorption are specially found lacking. Also cooking saps the essential nutrient from foods. So, a kiwi should be your answer. While it won’t suffice to meet your daily quota, it will stand you in good stead, nutritionally.Apart from folate, kiwi also boasts of large amounts of potassium. This mineral is crucial for those suffering from chronic high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm or high cholesterol. So, as a preventive, include fresh fruits, green veggies, cereals and a kiwi (it has higher potassium content than most fruits such as a banana, apple, orange). ‘In one study, those who consumed 4,069 mg of potassium per day had a 49 percent lower risk of death from **ischemic heart disease, as compared to those who consumed less than 1,000 mg per day,’ shares Dr Bhalla.Antioxidant ValueKiwis are known to be rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin C, E and polyphenols – thanks to the flavonoids in them. Research shows that people who ate a kiwi a day saw a considerable improvement in blood plasma. ‘Antioxidant-rich foods help create collagen which prevents damage caused by the sun and pollution, smoothes wrinkles and improves skin texture,’ says Dr Bhalla.GOOD-TO-KNOWLook for a kiwi that is plump and fragrant with no visible bruising or wrinkles. It should feel slightly firm.Kiwis ripen quickly when placed in either a paper or plastic bag with a banana.However, once ripe, store them away from other fruits or they will decompose quickly.A ripe kiwi can last in the refrigerator without rotting for 1 to 2 weeks l Kiwis are more nutritious with their skin intact (it’s what has most of the fibre). However, make sure that you wash the fruit thoroughly to remove the pesticides and rub its surface to minimise the fuzz.advertisementlast_img read more

As it happened! India vs England: 5th ODI- Headingley, Leeds

first_imgIndia won the toss and elected to field first against EnglandWelcome to the coverage of the 5th ODI between India and England from the Headingley cricket ground in Leeds.Scorecard | Match Photos Team India were bowled for 253 runs while chasing an imposing total of 294 runs against England in the 5th ODI at Headingley.The players exchange pleasantries. England finally got their act together to prevent India from sweeping the series. After Root’s ton powered them to a fine total, the English bowlers removed Rahane and Kohli cheaply. Dhawan threatened for a brief while before he was undone by Moeen Ali. The English intensity though nosedived as they dropped a couple of catches. Rayudu got to his fifty but threw it away, instead of setting up an edifice for the force multipliers. Raina had an off-day and so did Dhoni. Meanwhile, Jaddu walloped the hosts all around the park. All it did though was to reduce the margin of defeat. Jimmy and Co. put up a much improved performance. Barring Woakes and Tredwell, all others contributed. Stokes followed up his cameo with the bat with 3 wickets, vindicating his recall. In hindsight, the series could have been more interesting had England engineered such a performance a game or two ago. England have FINALLY clinched a MUCH-NEEDED WIN against India in the series!!48.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Steven Finn has bowled Ravindra Jadeja on a fuller delivery. Jadeja was looking to cut and chops it back onto the stumps. Ravindra Jadeja’s fighting innings come to an end at 87 runs off 68 balls with nine boundaries and two sixes.advertisement48.3 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja back away and tonks it over the in-field for another boundary. This is turning out to be a GEM OF AN INNINGS from Jadeja!!48.2 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja makes room and whacks it past mid-off for a boundary. With Umesh Yadav(0) and Ravindra Jadeja(79) at the crease, India currently require 51 runs off 12 balls with three wickets in hand.FIVE RUNS off the over!!47.5 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja picks the slower delivery and flicks it towards deep square leg for a boundary. FIFTEEN RUNS off the over!!46.5 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja makes room and drills it through extra cover for the third boundary in the over. Jadeja is ON FIRE here!!46.2 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja takes it on the full and scoops it towards fine leg for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for India!!46.1 overs: FOUR!! Ravindra Jadeja leans forward and whacks it through covers for a boundary. FIFTEEN RUNS off the over!!45.4 overs: SIX!! Ravindra Jadeja makes room and smashes it deep into the stands over the cow corner for another maximum. Jadeja is TURNING IT ON for India!!Sir Jadeja UNVEILS HIS SWORD to celebrate his FIGHTING HALF-CENTURY!!45.2 overs: SIX!! Ravindra Jadeja stands tall and smashes it back into the stands for the maximum. That’s FIFTY for Jadeja!!TWO RUNS off the over!!Umesh Yadav comes to the crease for India.44.4 overs: OUT!! Ben Stokes has got Mohammed Shami out caught at extra cover. Shami takes it on the full and slices it straight into the hands of Alex Hales for a simple catch. Mohammed Shami departs for a duck.Mohammed Shami comes to the crease for India.44.1 overs: That’s OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has run-out by Steven Finn while trying to sneak in a second run. Ravindra Jadeja punches the ball through midwicket and calls for two straightaway while Steven Finn covers ground quickly to fire in a throw to catch Kumar short at the crease. Bhuvneshwar Kumar departs after scoring  one run off three balls. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar(6) and Ravindra Jadeja(36) at the crease, India currently require 90 runs off 42 balls with three wickets in hand.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to the crease for India.England are CRUISING towards a HIGHLY-AWAITED WIN here!!42.5 overs: OUT!! Ben Stokes has got Ravichandran Ashwin out caught at covers. Ashwin was looking for the big shot but gets a top-edge that goes straight down the throat of Steven Finn who doesn’t drop those. Ravichandran Ashwin departs after scoring 16 runs off 19 balls with a boundary. Another BLOW for India!!SEVEN RUNS off the over!!41.3 overs: FOUR!! Ravichandran Ashwin picks the slower ball and smacks it towards deep cover for a boundary. A MUCH-NEEDED BOUNDARY for India!! With Ravichandran Ashwin(6) and Ravindra Jadeja(33) at the crease, India are currently at 187/6 after 40 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!Ravichandran Ashwin comes to the crease for India.36.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Steven Finn has got MS Dhoni out caught at covers. Dhoni reaches out and slices it straight in the hands of Ben Stokes who takes an easy catch. MS Dhoni departs after scoring 29 runs off 42 balls with a boundary and a six. BIG BLOW for India!! advertisementWith MS Dhoni(4) and Ambati Rayudu(35) at the crease, India are currently at 102/4 after 26 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!25.1 overs: FOUR!! Ambati Rayudu goes on the backfoot and flays the late cut behind point for a boundary. Rayudu NEEDS TO CARRY ON from here!! With MS Dhoni(0) and Ambati Rayudu(28) at the crease, India are currently at 91/4 after 22 overs.Moeen Ali has been the find of this tour for England. Hope ECB doesn’t treat him like KP later #IndvsEng Abhishek (@ImAbhishek_) September 5, 2014ONE RUN off the over!!MS Dhoni comes to the crease for India.21.4 overs: OUT!! Moeen Ali has got Suresh Raina out caught by the wicket-keeper. Raina rocks back and flays the cut only to get an outside edge through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Suresh Raina departs after scoring 18 runs off 23 balls with two boundaries. BIG WICKET for England!! With Suresh Raina(18) and Ambati Rayudu(27) at the crease, India are currently at 90/3 after 21 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!20.3 overs: FOUR!! Ambati Rayudu gets a big stride forward and hammers it over midwicket for a boundary. Rayudu gets a MOVE ON here!!20.1 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina uses his feet and hoicks it over covers for a boundary. A WARM WELCOME from Raina!!James Tredwell comes into the attack for England. With Suresh Raina(13) and Ambati Rayudu(22) at the crease, India are currently at 80/3 after 20 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!19.6 overs: SIX!! Ambati Rayudu skips down the track and sends it back over the bowler’s head for the maximum. TERRIFIC HIT from Rayudu!! With Suresh Raina(11) and Ambati Rayudu(14) at the crease, India are currently at 70/3 after 19 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!! 18.1 overs: FOUR!! Suresh Raina leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for a boundary. That was MARVELLOUS from Raina!! With Suresh Raina(4) and Ambati Rayudu(9) at the crease, India are currently at 58/3 after 17 overs.2 dropped catches in the same over, Raina and Rayudu just got an extra life. Plz make the most of it ? #IndvsEng Need to win the series 4-0 Aditya Anil (@Aditya69577) September 5, 2014TWO RUNS off the over!!Looks like England are TRYING TO EMULATE India’s fielding during the Tests!!14.6 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Alastair Cook has dropped Suresh Raina at first slip. Raina goes for the drive and gets an outside edge through to Cook who dives to his left but fails to grab it in the end. This is POOR FIELDING from England!!14.4 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Chris Woakes has dropped Ambati Rayudu at long-on. Rayudu was looking for the big shot but gets a top-edge high in air while Woakes covers ground quickly only to spill a crucial chance. That’s GOING TO HURT England!! With Suresh Raina(0) and Ambati Rayudu(4) at the crease, India are currently at 49/3 after 14 overs.advertisementSIX RUNS off the over!!Suresh Raina comes to the crease for India.13.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Moeen Ali has bowled Shikhar Dhawan on a slower delivery. Dhawan was looking to flays the slog sweep again but gets beaten in the air as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Shikhar Dhawan departs after scoring 31 runs off 44 balls with four boundaries and a six. India IN A SPOT OF BOTHER now!!13.3 overs: SIX!! Shikhar Dhawan bends down and hammers it over deep midwicket fence for the maximum. That was SMASHED WITH BRUTAL FORCE by Dhawan!! Steven Finn comes into the attack for England. With Shikhar Dhawan(24) and Ambati Rayudu(3) at the crease, India are currently at 41/2 after 12 overs.@jimmy9 is just missing his bestie @StuartBroad8 here in this series #IndvsEng #BowlingDuo Achal Sharma (@achalsharma17) September 5, 2014TWO RUNS off the over!! First sign of spin, Moeen Ali comes into the attack for England. With Shikhar Dhawan(22) and Ambati Rayudu(1) at the crease, India are currently at 37/2 after 10 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!9.6 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan gets on the frontfoot and drills it straight down the ground for another boundary. That was Dhawan AT HIS BEST!!9.3 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan hangs back and crashes the cut past point for a blazing boundary. That was FIERCELY STRUCK by Dhawan!! With Shikhar Dhawan(11) and Ambati Rayudu(0) at the crease, India are currently at 25/2 after seven overs.EXCELLENT OVER by Anderson, a CRUCIAL WICKET and just one run off it!!Kohli has become anderson’s bunny ? #IndvsEng Sneha (@iSneha32) September 5, 2014Ambati Rayudu comes to the crease for India.6.6 overs: OUT!! James Anderson has got Virat Kohli out caught at first slip. Kohli was looking to defend but gets an outside edge through to Alastair Cook who takes a good diving catch. Virat Kohli departs after scoring 13 runs off 21 balls with two boundaries. Kohli’s DISMAL SHOW continues for India!! With Shikhar Dhawan(10) and Virat Kohli(13) at the crease, India are currently at 24/1 after six overs.SIX RUNS off the over!! @imVkohli showing the same intensity and aggressiveness which was missing throughout the series. #EngvInd #IndvsEng Shahan Sibtain (@Sibtain1314) September 5, 20145.2 overs: FOUR!! Virat Kohli hangs back and clips it towards fine leg for a boundary. POOR LINE from Woakes!! With Shikhar Dhawan(10) and Virat Kohli(7) at the crease, India are currently at 18/1 after five overs.NINE RUNS off the over!! Perfect Platform For Kohli… ?? #IndvsEng Waiting For Big One.. Come On Cheeku.. ? Er. Balu (VIP) (@BaluMahe) September 5, 20144.4 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan waits for it and flicks it towards deep midwicket fence for a boundary. 4.2 overs: FOUR!! Virat Kohli leans forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary. POOR LINE from Anderson!! With Shikhar Dhawan(6) and Virat Kohli(2) at the crease, India are currently at 9/1 after three overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!1.4 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan leans forward and slices it behind point for the first boundary in the innings. That was UNLUCKY for Woakes!!Chris Woakes will bowl from the other end for England.ONE RUN off the over!!Virat Kohli comes to the crease for India.0.3 overs: That’s OUT!! James Anderson has got Ajinkya Rahane out caught at point. Rahane reaches out and slices it straight into the hands of Eoin Morgan who takes a comfortable catch. Ajinkya Rahane departs for a golden duck. EARLY BLOW for India!!Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane are out in the middle for India while James Anderson will start the proceedings for England. England scored 294 runs at the loss odf seven wickets after batting first against India at Headlingley. India made early inroads, reducing the hosts to 39-2. Cook essayed some gorgeous drives and put the innings back on track along with the busy Joe Root. The English captain went for one sweep too many and top-edged one with Dhoni taking a loopy catch. Just when it seemed like Ashwin and Jaddu were in their groove, Buttler and Root brought out the axe and daggers to smash 55 runs in the Batting PP. Root perished soon after reaching three figures, but Stokes took over the baton to power England to a good total. Shami, who fired in the yorkers at the death, was the pick of the Indian bowlers. Experts reckon that the pitch won’t change much. Mark Nicholas on air said that it seems like a ‘Kohli Day’. Will it be Kohli’s day? Do join us back in a short while to find out. But before we head for a break, help yourself to part 46 of our series on India-England Tests in England.Highest totals for Eng in ODIs at Leeds 321/7 v SL, 2006 LOST 295/6 v NZ, 1990 LOST 294/7 v Ind Today Result??? #IndvsEng Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 5, 2014That’s the END OF INNINGS for England!! ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!49.6 overs: Ben Stokes leans forward and drills it towards midwicket where the awkward bounce forces a misfield from the fielder as the ball races away to the fence. GREAT FINISH for England!! 49.3 overs: FOUR!! Ben Stokes shuffles across and scoops it towards fine leg for a boundary. Mohammed Shami will bowl the FINAL OVER for India!!With James Tredwell(6) and Ben Stokes(24) at the crease, England are currently at 283/7 after 49 overs.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!48.4 overs: SIX!! Ben Stokes bends down and smashes it over deep square leg for the maximum. Yadav is LEAKING CRUCIAL RUNS here!! With James Tredwell(5) and Ben Stokes(15) at the crease, England are currently at 271/7 after 48 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!James Tredwell comes to the crease for England.47.3 overs: OUT!! Mohammed Shami has bowled Chris Woakes on a steaming yorker. Woakes was looking to make room for the big shot but misses it as the ball makes a mess of the stumps. Chris Woakes departs after scoring nine runs off nine balls with two boundaries. With Chris Woakes(9) and Ben Stokes(14) at the crease, England are currently at 265/6 after 47 overs.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!46.3 overs: FOUR!! Chris Woakes rocks back and crashes the cut behind backward point for a boundary. 46.1 overs: SIX!! Ben Stokes shimmies down the track and bludgeons it back over the bowler’s head for the maximum. That was TONKED by Stokes!!With Chris Woakes(4) and Ben Stokes(7) at the crease, England are currently at 253/6 after 46 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Chris Woakes comes to the crease for England.45.2 overs: That’s OUT!! Mohammed Shami has got Joe Root out caught at short fine leg. Root shuffles across looking to scoop it over short fine leg but sends it straight into the hands of Ravichandran Ashwin who takes a good diving catch. Joe Root departs after scoring 113 runs off 108 balls with 10 boundaries and three sixes. BRILLIANT INNINGS from Root!!SEVENTEEN RUNS off the over!!44.6 overs: SIX!! Joe Root picks the length early and smokes it over long-off for the maximum. Root is ON A ROLL here!!44.5 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root flays the reverse-sweep and sends it towards third man for a boundary.44.4 overs: SIX!! Joe Root gets a big stride forward and smashes it over deep midwicket for the maximum. That’s 2nd ODI HUNDRED for Root!! With Joe Root(88) and Jos Buttler(46) at the crease, England are currently at 214/4 after 41 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!40.6 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root picks the length early and smacks it towards deep midwicket for a boundary.NINE RUNS off the over!!39.1 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root gets to the pitch of the delivery and drills it through covers for a boundary.TWELVE RUNS off the over!!38.5 overs: SIX!! Joe Root bends down and flays the slog sweep for the maximum. That was STRUCK POWERFULLY by Root!!FOURTEEN RUNS off the over!!35.3 overs: SIX!! Jos Buttler crashes the cut and gets a top-edge over the third man fence for the maximum. That was SMOKED by Buttler!!35.2 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler makes room and thrashes it past mid-off for a boundary.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Ashwin!!Jos Buttler is the new man in for England.28.6 overs: OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin has got Eoin Morgan out stumped by the wicket-keeper. Morgan was looking to use his feet but gets beaten with the spin as MS Dhoni whips the bails off in a flash to catch him short at the crease. Eoin Morgan departs after scoring 14 runs off 34 balls with a boundary.23.5 overs: FOUR!! Eoin Morgan flays the reverse-sweep and sends it racing past backward point for a boundary.THREE RUNS off the over!!Eoin Morgan comes to the crease for England.19.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Suresh Raina has got Alastair Cook out caught by the wicket-keeper. Cook was looking to sweep but gets a top-edge that goes high in the air as MS Dhoni completes a simple catch. Alastair Cook departs after scoring 46 runs off 64 balls with six boundaries. BIG BLOW for England!!14.5 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root employs the straight drive and sends it scurrying back past the bowler for a boundary. That was CLASSY from Root!!FIVE RUNS off the over!!Joe Root comes to the crease for England.6.6 overs: OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got Moeen Ali out caught at third man. Ali reaches out for the wide delivery and slices it straight down the throat of Umesh Yadav who doesn’t drop those. Moeen Ali departs after scoring nine runs off eight balls with two boundaries. Another BLOW for England!!6.4 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook goes for the drive and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary. That was UNLUCKY for Bhuvi!!FOUR RUNS off the over!!Moeen Ali comes to the crease for England.3.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Umesh Yadav has got Alex Hales out caught at midwicket. Hales was looking to pull it over midwicket but sends it straight in the hands of Ajinkya Rahane who takes it comfortably. Alex Hales departs after scoring four runs off nine balls. EARLY BLOW for England!!SIX RUNS off the over!!1.5 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook pokes at the length delivery and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary. LUCKY ESCAPE for Cook!!Umesh Yadav will bowl from the other end for India.TEN RUNS off the over!!0.6 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook rocks back and employs the cut shot again for another boundary. Cook off to a POSITIVE START here!!0.4 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook goes on the backfoot and crashes the cut behind point for the first boundary in the innings. FAB SHOT from Cook!!Alastair Cook and Alex Hales are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India.TOSS: India won the toss and elected to field against England.Teams(from):India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni(c/wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.England: Alastair Cook(c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Jos Buttler(wk), Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Chris Woakeslast_img read more