first_imgClive Wasson’s stunning fireworks photo over the River Lennon in Ramelton last night.Well-known Letterkenny photographer Clive Wasson has been on hand over the years to capture events which created plenty of fireworks.But it was straight-forward fireworks over the River Lennon in Ramelton last night which  provided this backdrop for a truly stunning portrait.Simply breathtaking! CLIVE’S STUNNING ‘FIRE’ PICTURE CERTAINLY ‘WORKS’ FOR US was last modified: July 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Clive WassonfireworksRameltonRiver Lennonlast_img read more

India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 2: As it happened

first_imgHello and welcome to the LIVE coverage from Day 2 of the third Test between India and England in Mohali. (SCORECARD)India 1st innings:FIFTY! 9th Test 50 for @ashwinravi99 @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201617.02 IST: STUMPS! Been an entertaining day of Test cricket! Plenty of runs were scored, as many as 8 wickets fell today. India wrapped up the England innings early bowling them out for 283. India then began superbly with them being 148 for 2 at one stage. But after Tea, India lost a flurry of wickets. Pujara and Kohli both scored a fifty but could not convert those into big knocks and allowed England back in the game.Poor Karun Nair was sold down the river by the Indian skipper who followed him soon. England would have thought that they could have run through the line-up but out came Ashwin and Jadeja who have stitched an unbeaten 67-run stand to save India from falling apart. Both of them have played their shots and Ashwin in particular has looked at real ease to score yet another fifty.India still trail by 12 runs and will want to bat as long as possible. With the pitch turning more as the game goes, any substantial lead here will be handy and it should set up for a cracking day tomorrow. 16.46 IST: FIFTY! Ravichandran Ashwin slams his ninth half-century. India 264/6, trail England 283 by 19 runs First 50 stand between the spin twins (Ashwin & Jadeja) with the bat!#IndvEng Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 27, 2016R Ashwin 3rd Indian to 500+ runs and also claim 50+ wkts in same calendar yearVinoo Mankad in 1952 & Kapil Dev in 1979 and 1983#IndvEngadvertisement Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 27, 201615.35 IST: WICKET! That’s a huge wicket for England. Stokes bowls it outside off, Kohli has a tame poke at it, trying to run it down to third man and is out caught behind. Stokes and Bairstow appeal and the umpire upholds it. Stokes just turns around and keeps a hand on his mouth, remember he was reprimanded for talking when he got out. India 204/6, trail England 283 by 79 runs 15.17 IST:  Yet another fifty for Virat Kohli and a flawless one. The job still half done from the Indian captain with India having lost half of its batsmen in quick succession.14th Test 50 for Captain @imVkohli @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG; BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201614.51 IST: WICKET! Brilliance from Buttler. On a length outside off, Kohli pushes it towards backward point and calls Karun through for a single. He sends him back but Buttler fires a direct hit at the non-striker’s end. England are confident and it is referred upstairs. The replays show that Karun was short of the crease thanks to the direct hit. Kohli was ball watching there and that cost Karun Nair. Poor Karun would be disheartened there. India 156/5, trail England (283) by 127 runsThe last Indian run-out on Test debut before Karun Nair – Anil Kumble at Manchester in 1990#IndvEng&; Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 27, 201614.45 IST: WICKET! India losing the plot here. Rashid bowls the googly that came in after pitching, Rahane looks to defend but is hit on his pads. The players go up in an appeal and the umpire upholds it. Rahane comes down and has a chat with Kohli. He goes for the review. Replays confirm there was no bat there, the impact was umpire’s call and that is hitting the stumps. Rahane again falls early and India have been dealt another heavy blow. India 152/4, trail England 283 by 131 runs14.34 IST: WICKET! What a start for England post tea. Rashid bowls a rank long hop on leg, Pujara camps back and looks to hit it over mid-wicket. Woakes gets under it and rolls a touch with the ball. He is confident but Pujara is waiting. The umpire refers it upstairs with the soft signal being out. Replays confirm it was a clean catch and Pujara has to go. What a way to lose your wicket, he will be gutted but perfect start for Rashid. India 148/3, trail England 283 by 135 runsFIFTY! #TeamIndia batsman @cheteshwar1 brings up his 11th Test 50 @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201614.13 IST: TEA! 88/1 in the 29 overs bowled in the afternoon session. A good one for India. They lost the wicket of Parthiv Patel in the first hour who played a fluent knock in his comeback Test match. But since then, it has been tough going for the Englishmen. They tried hard but failed to break the partnership between Pujara and Kohli which is worth 75 runs at the moment. The deficit is now down to 135 and England will need a few wickets in the last session to get back on equal terms in this match. advertisement14.06 IST: FIFTY! Cheteshwar Pujara slams his 11th half-century. India 132/2, trail England 283 by 151 runs13.50 IST: DROPPED! Pujara dropped on 35 by Jonny Bairstow off Ben Stokes. Stokes bowls it from wide of the crease and angles a full length ball down the leg side. Pujara gets a faint inside edge as he attempts to flick it and Bairstow behind the wickets catches it with his left hand. But as soon as his hand hit the ground, it popped out. India 113/2, trail England 283 by 170 runs. Pujara 35*, Kohli 21*13.42 IST: Meanwhile, Australia won the day-night Test in Adelaide by seven wickets. Usman Khawaja was named Man of the Match. However, South Africa clinched the series 2-1. (Scorecard)13.12 IST: DRINKS! India lost Parthiv Patel after lunch but Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli batted well to add 24 runs to their partnership. India 94/2 in 35 overs, trail England 283 by 189 runs 12.32 IST: WICKET! Partiv Patel departs for 42. Superb review from England! Floated outside off, comes in, Parthiv comes down the wicket and looks to clip it through mid-wicket but is hit on his pads. Rashid and Bairstow appeal but the umpire says no. Cook comes over for a chat and goes for the review. Replays confirm there was no bat there. Ball Tracker shows the ball to be hitting the stumps so despite being way down the wicket, it is out and Parthiv Patel walks back bewildered. Lucky break for England? Good review, anyway. India 73/2, trail England 283 by 210 runs Parthiv Patel in Tests as opener0 (4b) at Hamilton Dec 200269 (141b) at Rawalpindi Apr 2004 (TestHS)37* (73b) at Mohali Nov 2016#IndvEng Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 27, 2016Obstructing the field? Yes or No? Watch all the drama that unfolded in Over No.3 with Anderson’s appeal #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201611.35 IST: LUNCH! That’s a good session for India. They wrapped up the England innings early with Shami taking both the wickets. The tourists were bowled out for 283 and would have been disappointed with the way they batted. With the ball though, they began well dismissing Murali Vijay early. Runs have come but it has been tough going for the batsman.Parthiv Patel though has looked very positive in his approach. He did survive a scare and will look to bat on and make this start count. He has Pujara for company who has looked solid till now. India still trail by 223 runs and will acknowledge there is a lot of work left. India 60/1 in 22 overs, trail England 283 by 223 runs 11.02 IST: WICKET! Murali Vijay departs for 12. Vijay walks. The bowling change works for England. Stokes dishes it out way outside off on a shorter length, Vijay throws his bat at it. The keeper collects and appeals long and hard. The umpire is not sure but the batsman is walking off. Well done Vijay. On the walking but not on the shot though. India have lost a wicket against the run of play here and Vijay has to go back. India 39/1, trail England by 244 runs advertisement10.20 IST: NOT OUT! Parthiv survives a scare! Woakes dugs it short on middle and leg, Parthiv looks to clip it through but seems to have missed it. The keeper collects and goes up for an appeal and the bowler joins him. They appeal long and hard and Eramus rules it out. Patel goes for the review right away suggesting he did not hit it. The replays confirm the same and third umpire Kumar Dharamasena makes the right decision to overturn the on-field call.10.09 IST: NOT OUT! Drama! Outside off, Vijay comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. The bowler collects the throw and fires it back at the batsman. Vijay just stands and lets it hit his pads. The bowler wants to appeal for obstructing the field. The umpires get together but there was no real intent from Vijay to obstruct there, he was just standing his crease. He had his back foot on the line but no harm done.09.57 IST: Murali Vijay and Parthiv Patel are out in the middle. James Anderson starts proceedings. India 0/0 in 1 over vs England 283 09.51 IST: It has taken only around 15 minutes. 3 overs and 5 balls to be precise for India to wrap up the England innings. Shami picked up both the wickets and was the best for India taking 3/63. Umesh, Jayant, Jadeja chipped in with a couple of wickets each. India will be delighted with their work despite having lost the toss. England will know that they have squandered a good chance. There were many soft dismissals for them and their task is cut out from here on.Jonny Bairstow was the lone warrior for the tourists with 89 and he got some support from Stokes and Buttler but that was it. India kept applying the pressure and it worked for them. India will know first innings could be match defining and will hope to bat big here.AP Photo09.48 IST: WICKET! Batty reviews in vain! Shami bowls it on a length on off, comes in a touch, Batty plays across the line and is beaten. He is rapped on the back leg. The players go up in an appeal and the umpire upholds it. Batty wants a review though. Replays confirm there was no bat there and Ball Tracker shows three reds and that is it for Batty. Shami has a couple of wickets today. ENGLAND BOWLED OUT FOR 283!09.35 IST: WICKET! Mohammed Shami strikes first ball to get Adil Rashid. What a peach. Shami bowls it on a length outside off, the ball pitches and moves away a touch, just enough to get the outside edge of Rashid and the ball carries nicely through to the keeper. Rashid walks off as the players are appealing. Brilliant start for India. England 268/9 in 91.1 overs 09.31 IST: Ravindra Jadeja starts with a maiden over on Day 2. England 268/8 in 91 overs 09.22 IST: PITCH REPORT! Not a 268/8 pitch reckons Sunil Gavaskar. He adds that the cracks have not opened up at all, there are plenty of runs on it. The odd ball will keep low. Nasser Hussain with him mentions that there are a few rock-hard plates which have held the pitch together. There has been some uneven bounce with some smaller plates which are starting to open up a touch. Gavaskar opines that the cracks will open up only by the evening or tomorrow. Hussain mentions that there will be reverse on offer with the conditions being dry and the bare ends on the pitch. Ends up saying that reverse swing could keep England interested all the while. Minutes to go before Day’s play. How quickly can #TeamIndia wrap up the England innings? Action unfolds soon #INDvENG @Paytm Test cricket BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 2016Day 1 wrap: Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow (89) saved England’s blushes as the visitors reached 268/8 at stumps on the opening day of the third Test against India at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) IS Bindra Stadium.At stumps, tailenders Abdul Rashid (4) and Gareth Batty (0) were at the crease.Bairstow fell 11 short of what could have been his fourth Test century when offspinner Jayant Yadav trapped him in front just before the day’s play ended. His 177-ball knock included six boundaries.Despite losing his partners at the other end, Bairstow played the sheet anchor’s role well to bring up his half-century in 76 balls.Coming together at the fall of Moeen Ali (16), Bairstow forged a 57-run stand with Ben Stokes (29) before being separated by left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja after the lunch break.Stokes, who went in for an ambitious drive was cleverly foxed by Jadeja leaving the rest to stumper Parthiv Patel, who lost no time in stumping the English all-rounder.The fall of Stokes brought in part-time stumper Jos Butler, who was recalled to the England side in place of a struggling Ben Duckett.Buttler and Bairstow then added 69 runs to help restore some measure of respectability to the England scoreboard.Just when the partnership looked threatening, Jadeja once again struck after the tea break to dismiss Buttler, who looked set to reach his half ton.Buttler, who consumed 80 balls, went in for a flashy drive off Jadeja, only to find India skipper Virat Kohli’s safe hands at mid-off. His knock included five hits to the fence.Bairstow then survived a futile review from India to forge another crucial stand of 45 runs for the seventh wicket with Chris Woakes (25) before Jayant found him plump in front from around the wicket.Woakes then departed in the penultimate over of the day to leave England reeling at 266/8.The day mostly belonged to the Indian bowlers, who stuck to a tight line and length as England lost the plot right in the first session of play.For the hosts, Jadeja, Umesh Yadav and Jayant took two wickets each while pacer Mohammed Shami and senior offie Ravichandran Ashwin bagged one wicket apiece.last_img read more

A maternity hospital in Jammu as well as Srinagar to be

first_imgfunctional in an yearSrinagar, May 30 (PTI) Two 200-bed maternity hospitals, one in Srinagar and another in Jammu, would become functional in an year while three Medical colleges in Anantnag, Baramulla and Rajouri are expected to come up in two years, the Jammu and Kashmir government said today.The building of the maternity hospital at Jammu is complete and final finishing work is going on. Similarly, the building for the maternity hospital in Srinagar would be ready for use by early next year.This was disclosed at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here.The meeting was informed that work is in progress on the Rs 25 crore Childrens Hospital at Srinagar while 114 major works at the hospitals across the State are underway on which Rs 275 crore were expended last year, an official spokesman said.In the meeting, Mufti stressed on rigorous monitoring and continuous evaluation of the progress and that costs should not be allowed to escalate.She directed that regular monitoring of works at the three Medical Colleges being constructed at Anantnag, Baramulla and Rajouri should take place.She also directed that all the pending issues regarding medical colleges at Kathua and Doda, should be settled.In the Higher education sector, the spokesman said 22 colleges are under construction across the State and out of these 16 would be completed within coming few months.Also the two Cluster Universities set up in the State recently would be moving to their campuses by September this year, he said.He said that the IIM in the state would start functioning from makeshift arrangements from this year while faculty has been shortlisted for the two Architectural colleges and two Nursing Colleges started by the Higher education Department.advertisementIt was also given out that the Higher Education Department would be constructing seven girls hostels for which Rs 10 crore have already been released, the spokesman said.In the Tourism sector, Mehbooba directed developing Baglihar lake as a water sports destination and fast pacing of facility upgradation at Suchetgarh to promote border tourism there.The meeting was informed that Rs 60 crore Jammu Ropeway project is slated to be completed by March 2018 while as the first phase of Patnitop Ropeway would be completed by September 2018, the spokesman said.In the horticulture sector, the spokesman said 650 kanals (32.8 hectares) of land have been targeted in Kashmir province to be covered under High Density Apple plantation this year. PTI MIJ TA ADSlast_img read more