TOP GEAR’S JEREMY CLARKSON SPOTTED IN DUNGLOE – ERR KIND OF!

first_imgClarkson and the Stig pose for photos.There was shock and surprise in Dungloe over the weekend after Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson was spotted holidaying in the area.The BBC driving star was first spotting filling up his car at Sharkey’s Filling Station.Locals told Clarkson about the Dungloe Festival Parade taking place later that day and he agreed to take part. Clarkson answers questions form locals before being rumbled.However what first started out as some innocent fun soon turned to concern when organisers realised the man claiming to be Clarkson was actually an imposter.It is understood the man had been using the strikingly similar looks to the BBC star to gain free food and beverages from local restaurants and bars.The parade committee have now employed the services of well-known local barrister Jimmy Sharkey in a bid to track down the imposter.Good luck with that then lads ……..!  TOP GEAR’S JEREMY CLARKSON SPOTTED IN DUNGLOE – ERR KIND OF! was last modified: August 5th, 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:BBCdungloeJeremy ClarksonJimmy SharkeyThe StigTop Gearlast_img read more

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Photo library: Infrastructure 15

first_imgClick on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Infrastructure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal: A ship docked at the harbour. » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal: Coal export harbour. » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province: Steel exports at the harbour. » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province: Huge piles of wood chips for export at the harbour. » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province: Dolosse, irregularly shaped concrete blocks invented in South Africa, help protect the sea wall at the harbour. » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province: The harbour. » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province: The harbour. » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province: The harbour. » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province: The harbour. » Download high-res image INFRASTRUCTURE 15: {loadposition infrastructure}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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John Kani showcases Xhosa in

first_img17 May 2016NATIONAL NEWS: John Kani appears in Captain America: Civil War> https://t.co/tQSQfrfdyt@Emperorcrespo pic.twitter.com/cBUwMwSaBP— Pretoria Rekord (@RekordNewspaper) May 6, 2016In the Hollywood blockbuster movie, Captain America: Civil War, South African star John Kani portrays the king of the Wakanda nation, a fictional African country. To give the role greater authenticity, Kani used Xhosa as the indigenous language of Wakanda during a scene with US actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays T’Challa, his son, heir, and the Black Panther.Kani recently spoke to the South African Sunday Times newspaper about the role and how he convinced directors Joe and Anthony Russo to give the characters a true African feel, as opposed to how the continent and its people have been portrayed on film in the past.“I asked the directors ‘why am I speaking English to my son?’ We are supposed to be from Africa.”The Russo brothers enthusiastically agreed. Kani taught Boseman a few phrases and how to get the unique Xhosa click perfect. Kani said the directors enjoyed the clicks because it gave the dialogue a sense of realism.Since opening at cinemas at the end of April, proud and pleasantly surprised South Africans took to Twitter to celebrate this small slice of Mzansi in Hollywood.Bravo @chadwickboseman & Dr. John Kani! The interaction between T’Challa & T’Chaka was Epic #CaptainAmericaCivilWar pic.twitter.com/QiXwumhzaC— Team Black Panther (@JerrellZod) May 16, 2016I didn’t know that John Kani is also in Captain America Civil War. I am so proud of him— Era Baloyi (@EraBaloyi) May 15, 2016That scene when John Kani speaks isiXhosa on the #CaptainAmerica movie, priceless #thisflag— #7XPSLchampsSundowns (@hector_mbatha) May 14, 2016Respect to John Kani for getting the producers to put isiXhosa into Captain America. — Sweeterman (@DuziNyosi) May 14, 2016Got so excited when I heard the legendary SA actor(John Kani) speaking isiXhosa on Captain America.— Liga Champion (@LulamaFCB_RCB) May 8, 2016Hear the rest of the interview with Kani on the making of Captain America: Civil War. He shares unique insights on the Hollywood blockbuster from the perspective of one of Africa’s most accomplished actors.John KaniKani has been acting for over 50 years, first finding widespread fame performing and writing with playwright Athol Fugard in Sizwe Bansi is Dead in the early 1970s. He performed the play on both the West End and Broadway. He also won a Tony award for his performance in 1975.He became the first black South Africa to perform as Shakespeare’s Othello in apartheid South Africa in 1987.During the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Kani appeared in a number of local and international films, including A Dry White Season, The Ghost In The Darkness and End Game, which dealt with the ANC-National Party negotiations during the final days of apartheid. Kani played Oliver Tambo to British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Thabo Mbeki.The Black PantherCreated in 1966, the Black Panther character is the first black superhero in American mainstream comic culture and the first to have an African origin story.He is the son of the King of Wakanda, where a meteorite imbued superpowers to the royal and his descendants to protect the country’s people and fight against evil threatening the continent.The Black Panther began as a supporting character in the X-Men, the Avengers, Spider Man and Daredevil. Soon the character had his own comic book title, where some of the best and most outspoken African-American and African writers and artists have built on the Black Panther’s mythology.A Black Panther standalone film is currently in pre-production, with award- winning director Ryan Coogler. Boseman will reprise his role. The film will be shot in Africa and feature actors and crew from the continent, including South Africa. The film will be released in 2018.Source: Sunday Timeslast_img read more

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Online Language Learning Company Babbel Adds Voice Recognition Tool

first_imgAs important as memorizing vocabulary, conjugating verbs, and declining nouns are, nothing beats speaking practice when it comes to learning a foreign language. The German company Babbel helps make that a lot less intimidating for online learners today with integration of a speech recognition tool into its language learning system.The feature allows learners to practice and fine-tune their pronunciation skills as they learn a foreign language. The browser-based speech analysis gives real-time feedback for the user, gauging how close their pronunciation is to that of a native speaker. “We’re encouraging learners to speak and improve their pronunciation with a technical tool before they have to face real-life situations”, says Babbel’s Managing Director Markus Witte.The speech recognition tool is integrated into a new learning exercise in the Babbel courses. Learners hear a word, are prompted to repeat it, and are scored 1-100 based on the quality of their pronunciation The feature will be available immediately in all Babbel courses. No installation – other than upgrading to Adobe Flash Player 10.1 – is required.Babbel’s founding team have a strong background in audio engineering as Witte, along with Lorenz Heine, Toine Diepstraten and Thomas Holl were colleagues at Native Instruments, a leading manufacturer of audio software. The speech recognition tool is one of many innovations that Babbel has brought to foreign language learning, including mobile apps and individualized training programs. Babbel’s competitors include Livemocha and Rosetta Stone. (60/100: Clearly, I need to work on my Swedish) Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Real-Time Web#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watterslast_img read more

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Three Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh

first_imgNAGPUR: The Chhattisgarh police on Sunday claimed to have gunned down three “dreaded Maoists” in Rajnandgaon district.“Three dreaded Maoists have been killed by the district police force in Pendaudi hills of Aundhi area of Rajnandgaon district today. The police team was led by Police Sub Inspector Ashwini Rathore of Aundhi police station,” Rajnandgaon District Superintendent of Police Prashant Agrawal said in a statement.The police team had left for Pendaudi hills at 11 a.m. on Sunday after receiving inputs about the presence of Maoist leader Sameela Potai and Maoists of Aundhi Local Operating Squad in the area.A press note issued by Chhattisgarh police said, “At around 2.30 p.m., the Maoists opened indiscriminate fire on the police team near Pendaudi Hills. The police team retaliated the fire. The Maoists ran towards Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra as the police team was getting dominant in the firing. The searching of the spot of the encounter resulted in the recovery of three dead bodies in Maoist uniform.” The police team recovered one SLR, one INSAS and one 303 rifle and some ammunition from the spot of the encounter.Mr. Agrawal said two more Maoists were hit during Sunday’s encounter. The dead Maoists included Potai, who was active in South Rajnandgaon area since 2007. “She had 40 cases registered against her,” Mr. Agrawal said.In a separate development, two woman Maoists surrendered to the police in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Sunday. “We had arrested senior Maoist leader Pawan Velda recently. They were working with him and surrendered to the police on Sunday. Both were working with the Maoist groups active in Chhattisgarh. One of them is a young girl,” the Gadchiroli district police said in a press statement.last_img read more

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Tuning Into the Buzz of Peppers

first_imgEating something seasoned with Szechuan pepper is a pretty weird experience for the unaccustomed palate. After a few minutes, a tingling feeling comes on in the lips and tongue, often accompanied by a burning or numbing. Now, a group of researchers has described just what that tingling sensation feels like and named a particular kind of nerve fiber they think is involved.Szechuan pepper is used in certain East Asian cuisines. For example, in Japan, Szechuan pepper is sprinkled on top of eel. “That buzzing sensation with a burning sensation is quite interesting,” says Nobuhiro Hagura, a cognitive neuroscientist at University College London and one of the authors of the new study. “I like it,” says Hagura, a native of Japan.Hagura is interested in understanding how people perceive information transmitted from the skin. From reading the literature, he knew that Szechuan pepper might activate a particular group of nerve fibers, known as RA1 fibers, which respond to light touch and vibration. Vibration receptors help tell you whether, for example, you’re running your finger across silk or denim. Hagura and his colleagues wanted to know whether Szechuan pepper set off those receptors.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In a series of experiments, the researchers put ground-up Szechuan pepper on the lower lips of volunteers, as they describe this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. All the participants agreed that the pepper created a tingling sensation; most also felt burning or numbing. In one experiment, the researchers put pepper on the lip and at the same time stimulated the person’s finger with a mechanical vibrator that could be slowed down or sped up. The person judged when the frequency of tingling on the lips and in the finger was the same.The researchers found that Szechuan pepper tingled at an average frequency of 50 cycles per second. That’s the frequency of vibration that RA1 fibers are most sensitive to. The harmonious result suggests that in addition to responding to mechanical stimuli, RA1 fibers may respond to the chemical compound in Szechuan pepper known to trigger nerves, hydroxyl-α-sanshool.Neuroscientists have used menthol and chili peppers to help them understand how we sense pain and temperature, and Szechuan pepper could be useful for understanding the mysteries of touch, Hagura says. “If you grab a cup, it sounds like a very simple act,” he says. “In reality, what you feel from grabbing a cup is many signals from many fibers.” Szechuan pepper might help neuroscientists by giving them a tool that can create the sense of touch in the lab.“It’s great that it was done in humans,” says Cheryl Stucky, a neurophysiologist at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee who has studied how Szechuan pepper activates fibers in mice. But the researchers haven’t proved that the RA1 fibers are the only fibers set off by Szechuan pepper, she points out. “I think it includes that fiber, definitely,” Stucky says. “But I think there are other things involved”—perhaps, for example, so-called C fibers, which can respond to many kinds of stimuli, including touch and heat.Whatever nerve fibers are involved, there’s an application already, says Charles Spence of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, a self-described neurogastronomist. Knowing the frequency of the tingling sensation might enable cooks and artists to devise resonating multisensory experiences of sound, video, and Szechuan pepper—the kind of mind-blowing trip people might pay for: “It could be the start of a whole new exciting era of in-mouth illusions.”*Correction, 27 September, 12:26 p.m.: This version corrects a quote from Nobuhiro Hagura in the second paragraph; Hagura discussed the buzzing and burning “sensation” of Szechuan pepper, not the buzzing and burning “situation.”last_img read more

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Asian Games: India go down to Kuwait

first_imgIndia put up a brave fight before going down 0-2 against Kuwait to get off their Asian Games football campaign on a disappointing note in Guangzhou, China, on Sunday.Sukhwinder Singh’s boys were on equal terms against their stronger rivals for most part of the match. They paid the price of conceding an early goal and letting in another via a defensive lapse in injury time.Striker Khaled Al Azemi scored both the goals – in the sixth and 91st minute – for Kuwait at the Huadu Stadium.India will now have to beat either defending champions Qatar on Tuesday or Singapore on Thursday to have any chance of remaining in contention for a berth in the knock-out round.The top two teams from each of four groups and the four best third- placed teams will qualify for the Round of 16.India were on the backfoot as early as in the sixth minute with Al Azemi finding the target even as the Indians were trying to settle down. Al Azemi found the target from an opportunistic shot after a Kuwaiti free- kick from outside the box deflected from an Indian defender.India dominated the secondhalf but wasted at least three chances to equalise. They conceded the second goal in the first of the three- minute injury time with the back pass from an Indian defender to goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimany, who started instead of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, landing on Kuwaiti striker Al Azemi.Despite the loss, Sukhwinder was happy with the performance of his boys and said his side still has the chance to make it to the knock- out round.”It was an evenly contested match. Kuwait converted two from the three chances they got. We had at least three chances to equalise in the second half. So overall, I am happy with the performance of the boys,” he said . Except for Kattimani manning the goal, Sukhwinder began with the team that lost 1-3 to Vietnam in Cuttack last month in the only friendly match in the run- up to the Asian Games.The Asian Games will officially open on November 12 but the football competition kicked off on Sunday and will conclude on November 25.ResultsGroup D Kuwait beat India 2-0 Qatar draw Singapore 0- 0 Group E Uzbekistan beat Bangladesh 3-0 UAE draw Hong Kong 1-1 Group F Oman beat Maldives 3-0 Thailand beat Pakistan 6-0advertisement- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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PBA memo won’t stop Arwind Santos from pulling off his Spiderman dunk again

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Team Lakay champs eager to prove they can also hold on to ONE belts Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Santos, however, said he still wants to do the dunks while also reminding the fans to be careful.“Of course everyone who does that doesn’t want to get hurt, who would want someone to actually fall down?” said Santos ,who tied his career-high of 34 points in the loss.“For me, I’m doing these dunks to make the fans happy, and these have been my trademark. As long as I can play, my dunks are what my supporters will remember me for.”Santos’ teammates Chris Ross and Alex Cabagnot even expressed to shoulder the fines if the 2013 MVP is sanctioned.“If I have a chance, and with the backing of my teammates, I’ll do those dunks once more.”ADVERTISEMENT Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:42PH 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Arwind Santos skies for the block against Jack Corpuz. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Arwind Santos isn’t letting the Commissioner’s Office from stopping him on putting on his dunking antics.San Miguel’s veteran leader said he’d still pull off his trademark “Spiderman Dunk” if he gets a chance and the league should look into other things to fix aside from his feet-on-the-board finishes.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “I’m not doing anything wrong when I do that. There are a lot of other things the league could focus on, they can leave the Spiderman dunk out of it,” said Santos in Filipino after the Beermen lost to Columbian 124-118 in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.“There are kids who want to see it, and also my fans. If I have a chance to do it, for sure I’ll do it maybe except when I know that I’d be in risk then I won’t do it.”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 starsThe PBA Commissioner’s office had outlawed the “Spiderman dunk” because Willie Marcial said it also poses risks to kids who want to try Santos’ actions on substandard rims.As per Spin.ph, Marcial said kids trying to copy Santos might suffer serious injuries in the case of an unexpected fall. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

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Virender Sehwag recalls Sourav Ganguly’s Salman Khan act after 2002 Natwest Series triumph

first_imgFourteen years ago, on this day, Team India was staring at defeat in the final of Natwest tri-series against England at Lord’s.At the iconic Lord’s ground, after conceding 325 runs, India were given a flying start by openers Virender Sehwag (45 off 49) and Sourav Ganguly (69 off 63). However, the touring side lost wickets in a hurry to find themselves struggling at 146-5. India lost Ganguly, Sehwag, Dinesh Mongia, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar in a span of 40 runs. Quite a few television sets were switched off in the cricket crazy country after the Master Blaster made a futile attempt at cutting left-arm spinner Ashley Giles. (Also read: Shastri was offered Team India batting coach role, says Ganguly) But what followed after Tendulkar’s exit has been cherished by cricket fans. Two young batsmen, Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif battled pressure and gave India one of their iconic victories at the ‘Mecca of Cricket’. Stitching a 121-run stand, Yuvraj and Kaif rescued India from the jaws of defeat. (Also read: Kumble’s photography skills in West Indies will bowl you over!) As tail-ender Zaheer Khan hit the winning runs, an elated Ganguly, took his shirt off and celebrated the two-wicket win from the Lord’s balcony, a frame that remains fresh in the memories of many fans even today.14 years ago on this day we won the NatWestSeries & @SGanguly99 did a Salman Khan & won everyone’s hearts.#NewIndia pic.twitter.com/drP7wfSjOa Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 13, 2016Ganguly kept twirling his shirt as the English players on the pitch stared in disbelief. (Also read: Kohli’s Team India in island visit ahead of first Test vs West Indies) advertisementOn the 14th anniversary of the the iconic victory, Sehwag has recalled the moment saying his then captain Ganguly did a Salman Khan, who is known for bare-chested appearances in his movies.Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle also revealed Ganguly had later admitted he was embarrassed by his own act. The former opener faced flak for the act at the Lord’s. Former cricket-turned commentator Geoffrey Boycott had called Ganguly a ‘naughty boy’ and demanded an explanation for his act. Ganguly’s response speaks volumes about the man he is. Here’s the conversation Ganguly had with Boycott in the commentary box.Boycott: “You must mention your experience about taking your jersey off and flying it in the air at the Mecca of Cricket: Lord’s! Ohhh, you naughty boy!”Ganguly: “One of your boys (Andrew Flintoff) also took off his jersey here in Mumbai.”Boycott: “Yeah, but Lord’s is the Mecca of cricket.”Ganguly: “Lord’s is your Mecca, and Wankhede is ours!”last_img read more

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Malaysia U18 qualify as group winners

first_imgAFF U19 Championship Malaysia draw against Thailand to qualify for semi-finals as group winners Zulhilmi Zainal Last updated 2 years ago 09:10 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Malaysia U18, AFF U-18 Youth Championship, 04092017 Malaysian FA AFF U19 Championship Malaysia U19 Thailand U18 v Malaysia U18 Thailand U18 Malaysia U18 Despite the absence of a specific target for the AFF U18 Youth Championship, Bojan Hodak’s Malaysia U18 have qualified for the semis as group winners. BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter Having already booked their spot in the semi-finals of the 2017 AFF U-18 Youth Championship, Malaysia U18 on Tuesday confirmed their first place in Group A when they held Thailand U18 1-1 in the final group match.Bojan Hodak’s charges went into the match at the Thuwunna Stadium needing only a draw as they were leading the standings, and did just enough to secure what was needed.Nik Akif Syahiran Nik Mat gave the Young Tigers the lead in the 50th minute, but Kritsada Kaman equalised for the War Elephants in the 63rd minute, to ensure both sides finished the group stage without a defeat. They both had won all four of their earlier group matches. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The semi-final matches will be played this Friday, September 15. Malaysia and Thailand’s respective opponents will be decided on Thursday, when the last group matches of Group B will played.Only Vietnam (9 points), Myanmar (6) and Indonesia (6) are still left in the running for qualification. On Friday Vietnam will face hosts Myanmar, while Indonesia will take on Brunei.last_img read more

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