Pasadena Museum of History Honors 2013 Contemporary History Makers

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REYNOLDS/JOANNE WILBORN/MARLYN WOO Published on Monday, October 14, 2013 | 4:41 pm More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. On Saturday, September 28, Pasadena Museum of History celebrated the achievements of its 2013 Contemporary History Maker honorees at a festive benefit dinner and silent auction in the museum’s Fenyes Estate gardens. Hahn & Hahn LLP, the Dorothy Trask Clune Murray Foundation, Nat B. Read, and Marilyn & Jud Roberts joined an elite roster of individuals and organizations honored with this designation since the award was inaugurated in 2000. A Contemporary History Maker is defined as an individual, business, or corporation whose civic passion, innovative design, or charitable interests continue to shape Pasadena’s unique and rich heritage.The black tie soiree featured a gourmet dinner created by Chef Joachim Splichal of Patina Restaurant Group and a quartet of outstanding wines selected by Guest Sommelier Chris Meeske of Mission Wines (South Pasadena) with assistance from the event’s Sommelier Sponsor, Lagerlof, Senecal, Gosney & Kruse LLP. More than 250 guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres:• Blini with smoked salmon, lemon crème fraiche• Beef sirloin crostini, tapenade, Parmigiano-Reggiano, baby arugula• Brioche, goat cheese, grilled pear chutney• Bamboo-spiked king trumpet mushrooms, garlic, parsley• Farinettes – roasted chicken, shallot and blue cheese griddle cakesand cocktails, including the specially-selected wines (2012 Domaine Sigalas, Assyrtiko/Athiri, Santorini, Greece; 2012 Meiomi, Pinot Noir, Monterey, Santa Barbara & Sonoma Counties) during the reception and silent auction prior to dinner. The dinner menu featured:• A starter of roasted beets, aged goat cheese and hazelnut-cavolo nero pesto on little gem lettuce with shaved black bread, paired with a 2012 Francois Chidaie, Touraine Sauvignon, Val de Loire, France• The entrée of braised short rib with red wine reduction & fennel pollen accompanied by potato confit, rainbow chard, & caramelized French butter pear, paired with a 2010 Bodega, Teso La Monja Romanico, Temperanillo, Toro, Spain.• Dessert was a decadent triple chocolate mousse cake with crème brulee center served with caramel sauce & hazelnut crisp.Biographies of the 2013 HonoreesHahn & Hahn LLPFounded in 1899, Hahn & Hahn LLP is one of the oldest law firms in California and is the largest general practice firm in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley. The firm retains its century-old tradition of commitment to intellectual and professional excellence and unsurpassed integrity in the practice of law. At the same time our practice reflects the vitality of the rapidly evolving Pasadena community of which the firm is an integral part.Dorothy Trask Clune Murray FoundationBegun in the early 1970s, the Dorothy Trask Clune Murray Foundation supports Pasadena public education, leadership, health, and museums under the leadership of trustees Jim B. Boyle, Jr., A. William Olson, and Edward O. Robinson. The Foundation has been a major donor to the Museum for more than fifteen years.Nat B. ReadNat Read is a public relations practitioner, author, songwriter, and stand-up comic. Through his public relations consultancy, Read Communications, he provides counsel on government relations and crisis management. He is the author of Don Benito Wilson: From Mountain Man to Mayor, Los Angeles 1841 to 1878; The Jonathan Club Story; and Poet Cop. Nat served on the Museum’s Board of Trustees in the eighties.Marilyn & Jud RobertsEnriching the local community through their philanthropic endeavors and volunteerism, long-time patrons Marilyn and Jud Roberts hold a dear place at PMH. Marilyn is the author of A Journalist’s Journey: Harold Norwood Hubbard, which features oral histories from her father’s life. Their recent donation and cataloging of Hal Hubbard’s papers is avaluable addition to the Museum’s collections.Sponsors & PatronsChartreuse SponsorsAvery DennisonHahn & Hahn LLPWells Fargo Private BankSommelier SponsorLagerlof, Senecal, Gosney & Kruze LLPMarketing SponsorsTHE DREAMS MagazinePasadena Now.comEvent SponsorsPatina CateringMission WinesYour Great EventOleg CassiniFuchsia SponsorsJohn & Helen BaatzCity of Pasadena City Manager’s Office & Department of Libraries & InformationKaren & Steve CraigWendy Funkhouser & Jim WilliamsLegacy PartnersAmy & Johannes MassererDon & Nancy McIntyreDr. Dennis O’Leary & Linda Davis-O’LearyPasadena City College FoundationNat B. ReadMarilyn & Jud RobertsLaura & Jon ThompsonBill & Carol ThomsonPasadena Tournament of RosesAquamarine PatronsAnonymousJulie GallantRon & Nadya GustafsonRuss & Norma HanlinDr. & Mrs. Michael KadinSteve & Helen KersteinChuck LivingstoneJay & Penny LuscheJoyce McGilvrayPenny PlotkinRosemary SimmonsElizabeth Smalley, M.D. & Garth GilpinStanislawski & Co., CPAsSid & Betsey TylerJim WattersonJudy & Randy WilsonMaria Low WayList as of 9/28/13For additional information, please visit www.pasadenahistory.org or call (626) 577-1660.last_img read more

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Scientist Tries to Explain Away Miracle of Jesus Walking on Water

first_imgEaster is approaching.  That must mean it’s the season for skeptics to try their hand at debunking the miracles of Jesus.  The first entry this year seems to be one by Doron Nof of Florida State University who claims Jesus walked on ice, not on water.  He came up with an explanation for how parts of the Sea of Galilee might, on rare occasions, create sheets of ice that would have given the disciples an appearance Jesus was standing on the water.  Conditions for ice formation on this body of water below sea level are effectively zero today, but he presumes it could have happened once in 30 to 160 years at the time of Jesus.    With RSS syndication, (see CNet News), this story appeared on many syndicate news summaries, including JPL.How come scientists expect believers to just sit back and take their weird-science theories without objection, but the moment someone challenges their own weird-science explanations of evolution, they get paranoid and threaten lawsuits?  This hypothesis is so stupid.  To avoid creating irreverent mental images, let’s imagine some Hollywood actors trying to reenact the scene.  The actor playing Jesus is trying not to slip and slide all over a tipsy piece of thin ice.  The actors in the boat playing the disciples are faking a sense of awe looking at their leader wavering and struggling to keep his balance.  Suddenly he plunges through a hole, and the sense of awe turns to laughter.  Cut; take two.    Once the actor on the ice manages to keep his footing while the cameras are rolling, the actor playing Peter gets out of the boat but his slab of ice slips from under him and he falls in, to the laughter of the other actors.  He swims over to the actor on the slab and yells back at the other disciples that it’s just a trick.  The character on the ice reaches down to pull in the one in the water, and loses his footing, and both wind up flailing around in the drink.    It won’t work.  Doron Nof tried this before with the Red Sea crossing.  He tries to come up with purely natural explanations for Biblical miracles.  They wind up taking more faith than just trusting the word of the credible eyewitnesses.  Next thing you know he will say the calming of the storm was all just special effects on a sound stage.(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Energized Dust Bunnies Make Planets?

first_img(Visited 226 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Get a charge out of this new theory: planets were built by statically-charged dust bunnies. Is that all it takes?In secular theory, going way back to Laplace’s nebular hypothesis and its offspring, planets came into being out of orbiting dust around stars. It sounds natural until you look at the details. Planetary scientists have long known about the “bouncing barrier” to planet growth. Previous experiments have shown that at about one millimeter size, dust grains stop accreting and bounce off each other – even at low collision speeds of a few millimeters per second. They’ll never get planets at that rate, until they overcome the bouncing barrier.Now, scientists at Rutgers University feel they have a solution: static electricity. “We may have overcome a fundamental obstacle in understanding how planets form,” says the lead author, Troy Shinbrot, an engineer (not an astronomer).The study, published in the journal Nature Physics, found that particles under microgravity – similar to conditions believed to be in interplanetary space – develop strong electrical charges spontaneously and stick together, forming large aggregates. Remarkably, although like charges repel, like-charged aggregates form nevertheless, apparently because the charges are so strong that they polarize one another and therefore act like magnets.If you’ve seen the small magnetic balls that stick into strings of beads, that’s the basic idea. Each magnetic ball develops a north and south pole. Similarly, charged dust grains appear to become polar, with positive charges on one side and negative charges on the other.Using a device called a Bremen drop tower, the engineers charged glass microspheres and watched how they behaved with an electron microscope. Clumps of spheres several centimeters in size formed spontaneously, but discharged and disintegrated when they struck the walls of the device. They repeated the experiment with basalt microspheres and found that they charged an order of magnitude more strongly than the glass spheres. Charged dust clumps appear to orbit each other until they collide; some break up, and some stick to each other. The photo in the press release shows long strings of glass beads that formed in the apparatus.The method required vibrating the particles first to get them charged up. Would that have happened in a dust disk? They believe that collisions would have charged some dust particles—but that also could cause them to erode. Other charging mechanisms, they speculate, could include short-term radionuclides in the dust, or cosmic rays. Interstellar radiation, however, they calculate would be two orders of magnitude weaker at charging the dust.Drawbacks and LimitationsTheir theory only applies to inner planets within 1 AU (astronomical unit, the earth-sun distance).They did not get any clumps to grow to the needed size of centimeters to decimeters. They extrapolated what they think might happen.Planetesimals require accretion up to kilometer size.Centimeter-sized clumps will only accrete further if a “streaming instability” occurs.Collision speeds above a few meters per second tend to destroy the clumps.The time particles remain charged must exceed the time of discharge.Charges can attract, but also repel.Colliding strings of polar dust particles could discharge each other and subject them to disintegrating forces.No planets were formed.In order to believe that this experimental setup has anything to do with planetary origins, they realize that they have to invest in futureware.Thus, it is apparently possible for collisional charging to transform bouncing millimetre-sized grains into growing centimetre-sized aggregates. Whether this occurs depends on the relative rates of material charging versus discharging, and particle collisions versus dispersal. It is evident that unravelling the details of relations between charging and aggregation in protoplanetary disks will require considerable additional study.A huge gap remains, therefore, between this experiment and a credible theory of planetary origins. Without sufficient gravitational force to draw the ‘building blocks of planets’ together, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, most certainly, will predominate.Earth is a shining jewel in the blackness of space, ideally suited for life. Photo: Earthrise from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, December 2015An interesting admission in their paper reveals their worldview. “To account for the simple fact that asteroids and planets do exist, several possible mechanisms have been investigated for growth beyond the millimetre scale.” They put blinders on their eyes, just like the Darwinian biologists do. “It exists, therefore it evolved.” Non-materialist positions need not even be considered! If Earth were created by design, secular scientists, with their blind-men-and-the-elephant philosophy, would never be able to find that out, even if you handed them Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”Planetary Science: the myth that dust bunnies turn into real bunnies, given billions of years.It’s one thing to critique a secular theory, which we do at CEH, taking it at face value and evaluating its merits for empirical support and logical plausibility. But complete evaluation must include the worldview behind the theory. These scientists undoubtedly feel they are doing “science” which is opposite “faith.” But really, everybody has faith. Theists have faith in intelligent design. Materialists have faith in the Stuff Happens Law, where charged dust bunnies are “certainly possible” and might lead to real bunnies. They need to believe that everything from the universe, stars, planets, life, and minds all happened by accident. Which worldview requires more faith?So materialists chug along in their labs, using created brains and minds, standing on a planet perfectly designed for human life, thinking “stuff happens.” No eyes are so blind as the ones that will not see.Time to watch The Privileged Planet again.Previous articles on the “bouncing barrier” and other problems with planet accretion include:2018 June 28: Planet Origin Theories Contradict Physics2017 14 Sept: Miracles in Solar System Origin Theories2016 25 Oct: Solar System Theories Challenged2015 24 Aug: Planet Recipe Cooked Up2015 Aug 15: Planets Defy Bottom-Up Assembly2014 July 5: Start Over: The Evolution of Planets Is All Wrong2014 May 4: Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, III: Formation Theories2007 Dec 5: Is Making Planets Child’s Play?2004 Feb 3: Accretion: The Missing Link in Planetary Evolutionlast_img read more

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Lessons learned in Ohio’s updated fertilizer recommendations

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest At the recent 4R Field Day in Hardin County, Ohio State soil fertility specialist Steve Culman presented on the updated fertilizer recommendations through 300+ on-farm strip trials since 2014.He said some main take-home points he hoped to get across to agriculturalists were:From 2014 – 2017, 300+ on-farm strip trials were conducted across Ohio evaluating corn, soybean and wheat response to N, P and K fertilizer.Yield responses to P and K fertilizer in soils at or above the current maintenance range were very rare.Long-term data from 3 sites show that when Ohio soils are in the current maintenance range, they can supply sufficient P and K to meet corn and soybean demand for many growing seasons without fertilization.Recommended corn N rates were updated this spring and are based on maximizing farmer profitability, not maximizing yields.Corn, soybean and wheat are yielding more grain with less nutrient: Grain nutrient removal per bushel of grain is lower than it was 20 years ago.Further details in this video.last_img read more

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Mayweather, McGregor ready to rumble in much-hyped fight

first_imgMayweather is so confident of his chances that he’s spent much of the week before his fight having meet-and-greets in the early morning hours at the strip club he owns not far from the T-Mobile arena where they will fight.Though he’s made hundreds of millions in the ring, Mayweather has a tax lien of $22 million to the IRS, so the lure of $200 million to come out of a two-year retirement and face a novice boxer was great. But he said this will be definitely be his last fight, and he wants to go out with a dominating performance.“I gave my word to my children and once I did that it came to an end,” Mayweather said. “What better way to go out than with a bang.”The fight is expected to match or surpass the 4.6 million pay-per-views sold for Mayweather’s 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao at $99.95 a household. Industry observers say people across the country will use the telecast as an excuse to party in tense times and 10 people could watch each pay-per-view.Tickets in the arena haven’t done nearly as well, largely because promoters wildly overestimated what people would pay to watch in person. Ringside seats were $10,000 and nosebleed tickets started at $2,500, though prices have been dropping rapidly as the fight approaches. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose during weigh-ins Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas for their Saturday boxing bout. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor has been kept pretty much under wraps ever since his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was announced, emerging occasionally to trash Mayweather only to disappear again behind the closed doors of the UFC training center.It’s not by accident. The biggest selling point of the spectacle that is Saturday night’s 154-pound fight is the unknown.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor vows Mayweather knockout as moment of truth nears “After 21 years I’ve been hit with everything and I’m still right here,” Mayweather said. “If you give it you must be able to take it.”It’s a fight that really makes no sense other than millions of people want to watch it. But the economics of the fight wouldn’t make any sense, either, if people saw McGregor — the UFC star who has never boxed professionally — in action and decided he just wasn’t good enough to be in the ring with a fighter like Mayweather.No mystique, no 5 million buys on Showtime pay-per-view. That’s why there was never any chance of McGregor having a tuneup fight.And that is why the only boxing anyone outside McGregor’s inner circle has seen was him hitting the heavy bag in a comical media day performance and a few seconds of a UFC clip purportedly showing him knocking down Showtime announcer and former fighter Paulie Malignaggi.No worries, said McGregor, who says his boxing talents shouldn’t be underestimated.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Is McGregor good enough to land a big punch on Mayweather? Did he acquire enough boxing skills in just a few short months to make what should be a lopsided fight competitive?Inquiring minds want to know, and there are enough of them to make this the most watched fight in history. Some 50 million people in the U.S. alone are expected to gather with friends and family to see it all unfold.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 shutout“I will be the king of both sports,” McGregor crowed. “I’m already the king of fighting, I’ll soon be the king of boxing.”Not so fast, said Mayweather, who comes from a boxing family and famously began throwing punches before he could walk. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters 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 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Read Next “I’ve been lacing up the gloves my entire existence,” McGregor said. “Of course, we will come with a different approach than people are used to, we will paint many pictures inside the ring. It’s not going to end well for Floyd. It’s not going to end well for all the people who are doubting me and are so convinced that this is what it is.”McGregor weighed in at 153 pounds Friday to 149 ½ for Mayweather. A crowd that nearly filled the T-Mobile arena — many waving Irish flags — cheered loudly for McGregor while booing Mayweather.McGregor’s fan base is driving this fight, united in their fervent hope that the Irish UFC champion can muscle Mayweather around the ring and deliver knockout punches to his head. Sports books in this gambling city have taken so many longshot wagers on McGregor winning by a knockout early that they will suffer their worst loss ever should it actually happen.What should be a 100-1 fight began as 11-1 in Mayweather’s favor. Now it’s 5-1, though a lot of big money — including a few million dollar bets — has been wagered on Mayweather in recent days.“I don’t see him lasting two rounds,” McGregor said. “He messed up with the 8-ounce gloves. Keep your hands up, keep them down. I don’t care. I’m going to break through whatever is in front of me.”For the flamboyant McGregor the fight is a chance to make money he couldn’t dream of in the UFC and gain a fan base outside of mixed martial arts. Estimates vary, but he could take home $100 million for a challenge of Mayweather that seemed improbable when he first started talking about it two years ago.He’s got youth on his side (he’s 29 and Mayweather is 40), and he’ll probably go in the ring much heavier than Mayweather after rehydrating following Friday’s weigh-in. He’s also got a reputation as a big puncher and the prevailing wisdom is he’ll try to maul Mayweather much like Marcos Maidana did in their 2014 fight.Other than that, everything favors Mayweather.He’s unbeaten in 49 fights as a pro and has a chance to pass Rocky Marciano on the perfect record list with win No. 50. Not only has he beaten every fighter put in front of him but he’s found ways to deal with big punchers like Miguel Cotto, Diego Corrales and Canelo Alvarez.He’s also a pure boxer with an innate ability to adapt to any fighter put in front of him. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Pole dancing eyes Olympics after recognition by sports body

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “In the early 2000s people started doing it as fitness and taking away the sex stigma, so no high heels and making it accessible for average people,” she told the paper.“Pole dancing is not like everyone thinks it is — you need to actually watch it to understand.“Competitions started but they were very amateur, with friends of friends doing the judging. My goal initially was to make it more professional.“I feel like we have achieved the impossible. Everyone told us that we would not be able to get pole dancing recognised as a sport.”GAISF president Patrick Baumann said the Olympics could be in reach.ADVERTISEMENT (FILES) This file photo taken on March 31, 2017 shows Candice Jabur competing in the Amateur Division Competition at the 5th Annual US Pole Dance Championship March 31, 2017 at the Symphony Space Theater in New York City.Pole dancing has been recognised by an international sports body and organisers hope they can take it all the way to the Olympic Games. The International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) was this month awarded observer status by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) along with bodies representing armwrestling and dodgeball. Observer status is designed as a first step towards full GAISF membership. Observers are assisted in areas such as becoming compliant with World Anti-Doping Agency rules and receiving the required recognition from National Olympic Committees./ AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYPole dancing has been recognized by an international sports body and organizers hope they can take it all the way to the Olympic Games.The International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) was this month awarded observer status by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) along with bodies representing armwrestling and dodgeball.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Observer status is designed as a first step towards full GAISF membership. Observers are assisted in areas such as becoming compliant with World Anti-Doping Agency rules and receiving the required recognition from National Olympic Committees.IPSF president Katie Coates said the move would allow the sport to develop further internationally.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 shutout“In just eight years we have created a sport, ignited a global following and inspired a new generation of sportsmen, women and children,” she said. “I am thankful to the IPSF and GAISF teams and excited about the future of our sport.”Speaking to Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, Coates said she was confident the event would become a regular fixture at the Olympics. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We warmly welcome our first observers,” he said. “This is an exciting time for them and for us and we will do everything within our remit to help them realise their full potential as international federations within the global sports family and, one day, maybe become part of the Olympic programme.“The new sports debuting at Tokyo 2020 and at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics are evidence that the pathway is there.” Liverpool thrashes Maribor 7-0 in Champions League Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Ind vs Eng: Dhoni recalls Bell

first_imgIndia skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday did what is seldom seen these days. And his move will certainly go down well with the purists who feel cricket is no longer a gentleman’s game.Ian Bell, famous for his jelly beans incident of 2007, was way past his century on third day of the second Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday, when a bizarre run out forced him to walk off.Bell was batting on 137 when his partner Eoin Morgan flicked the ball off Ishant Sharma to deep square leg where Praveen Kumar tried to save the ball.His effort was comical, but it gave India the wicket they wanted. Praveen Kumar cut the ball off, but thought that the ball had touched the ropes. However, the ball hadn’t.Praveen picked up and threw the ball back and by the time the ball arrived, the batsmen thought that it was tea and were no longer in their crease.Incidentally, the umpire hadn’t signalled a boundary or called it tea.Off came the bails and India were seen appealing for a run out even as the England batsmen were walking off.Finally, the run out call was upheld and Ian Bell was run out at tea with 137 runs against his score and England score read 254/4.Post tea India skipper MS Dhoni later decided to recall Bell.The batsman finally fell to Yuvraj Singh on 159.last_img read more

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TAS, VIC AND SA AFFILIATES JOIN TFA

first_imgMore affiliates have just joined TFA under the new unitary model of managment. “Southern Touch” is the largest competition in Tasmania. They join Gawler Touch from SA and Ballarat from Victoria. All are about to commence their summer seasons under the Touch Football Australia banner.last_img

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10 months agoMan Utd chiefs believe Mourinho an obstacle to securing stars to new deals

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chiefs believe Mourinho an obstacle to securing stars to new dealsby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United chiefs believe new contract talks with players are being held up by the presence of manager Jose Mourinho, it has been claimed.The Daily Mail says the players were given the day off after Sunday’s defeat at Liverpool, but have spoken for some time about it being a matter of when, and not if, Mourinho is sacked.The mood at the club is said to be desperate and he has almost no support left in the dressing-room.It emerged on Monday that United have triggered the 12-month extension on Anthony Martial’s contract – as they did with David de Gea last month – and are conscious that negotiations with both players over a new deal would be easier if Mourinho is no longer in charge. last_img read more

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