first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 8 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1730 Hours EXPECTED STORIES:*Report of 3rd T20I between India and England in Bristol.*Stories related to Wimbledon.*Report of Gymnastics World Challenge Cup. STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-GOLF-LAHIRILahiri slips in third round, but stays in contention at Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs (US), Jul 8 (PTI) Anirban Lahiri staged a terrific fightback after a disappointing front nine to bring home a card of one-over 71 in the third round of the Greenbrier Classic here. SPO-GOLF-ADITIAditi Tied-26th at Thornberry LPGA Classic Oneida (US), Jul 8 (PTI) Aditi Ashok shot her third straight round in the 60s with a three-under 69 and moved to 11-under 205 at the Thornberry LPGA Classic here. SPO-BOX-AKHIL Boxing’s national observer Akhil Kumar enrolls for coaching course at NIS New Delhi, Jul 8 (PTI) Indian boxing’s national observer Akhil Kumaris all set to foray into coaching and has enrolled for a one-year diploma course at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala. SPO-ASIAD-PENCAKSILATStunning for most, Indian Pencak Silat team in Asiad cause for celebration in J&K By Aparajita Upadhyay New Delhi, Jul 8 (PTI) For most, it was a bolt from the blue, quite a few even scoffed at it but for one man in the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir, Pencak Silat’s inclusion in the Indian Asian Games contingent was the perfect culmination of a lone journey he started eight years ago in Korea. SPO-RACING-WOMActress, dentist, mother of two in India’s first all women racing teamadvertisementBy Bharat SharmaCoimbatore, July 8 (PTI) An actress, a dentist, a mother of two: Females from all walks of life have joined forces to form India’s first all women racing team, which expectedly turned heads in the opening round of the JK Tyre National Championship. SPO-IND AIndia A batsmen make merry before ‘Test’ meanders to draw Beckenham, Jul 8 (PTI) A splendid batting performance from India A raised visions of victory before West Indies A managed to hold on to a draw in the four-day ‘Test’ that concluded here yesterday. PTI APA APA APAlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Digha Sankarpur Development Authority (DSDA) has decided to ban horse-riding on Digha sea beach. Those who used to ply their horses on the beach have been asked to withdraw the animals from there.Horse-riding has been one of the most common joyrides for tourists, especially children, in Digha. The decision has been taken after the DSDA found that the area is being polluted by the animals. There have also been instances where people were injured after being hit by moving horses. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe battery-driven toy cars which are also used as joyrides for the children will also be banned, as many of the car owners are allegedly charging exorbitant fares and hoodwinking the tourists. The district administration and police on Saturday conducted a campaign along the beach in Digha, urging the horse owners to stop plying the animals on the beach. They have also been given a deadline for the same. The decision was taken after the local administrations received various complaints against the horses on the beach, which often remains crowded with tourists. There were complaints against the battery-driven car owners as well. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayMeanwhile, Abir Dhadra (5) went missing from Jagannath Ghat in Digha on Saturday morning. The family of the missing boy has lodged a missing diary at Digha police station. The boy’s father said Abir was playing with his sisters in the sea beach. His parents had gone into the sea to take bath and when they came back, they found that Abir had gone missing. The victim’s family members had come to Digha from Jalangipara in Hooghly district a few days ago. A probe has been initiated in this regard. Police are investigating to ascertain if the victim had gone into the sea or if he has been abducted from the beach.last_img read more

Savannah State, the small black college on Georgia’s southeastern shore, has made the NCAA record books, albeit dubiously.The betting line in Las Vegas has Savannah State a 70 ½-point underdog for Saturday game against No. 6 Florida State. No one can recall seeing a number like that.“Without a doubt,” said Mike Colbert, vice president of risk management for Las Vegas-based Cantor Gaming, “this is the biggest line I’ve put up in 10 years doing this.”No surprise there. In fact, all indications, this is largest point spread ever for a Division I game.Think you’d take those odds? Well, you might want to think again.The Tigers were nearly as big an underdog last week — in the 65½-point range — and they didn’t come close to covering. No. 18 Oklahoma State romped to an 84-0 rout, handing Savannah State its eighth straight defeat going back to last season.“We had to make an even bigger line for Florida State,” Colbert said, “because we think Florida State is better than Oklahoma State.”For Savannah State, this is called taking a whipping for the money. The school is collecting paychecks totaling $860,000, which will go a long way toward helping the financially strapped athletic program meet its total budget of $5.1 million.“You preach the same message. We’re going to get on the bus to Tallahassee with the thought of winning the game,” Tigers coach Steve Davenport told the Savannah Morning News without a smile. “The reality is the reality and we’ll see how we pan out. The charge is to play as hard as you can for 60 minutes, no different than it was for Oklahoma State.”Colbert said most of the early money from Vegas betters was on the underdog.“I think people just saw the big number and instantly put their bets on Savannah State,” he said. “I don’t think they put much thought into it.”Of course, the bookies are more careful with their money. Colbert had several factors to consider before setting the historic spread in favor of Florida State (1-0).“It was an interesting line to make,” he said. “If Florida State wanted to play its top guys the entire game, they could probably win by a hundred. But some guesswork comes in with a number like this. It’s not purely about statistics and numbers. How long will they play their top guys? Will they run the score up? Quite frankly, I expect Florida State to play (the starters) for at least the first half.”The main goal for the Seminoles, Colbert figured, is to get through the game without injuries to any key players before they open their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule the following week. There is absolutely no possibility of losing this game.“You know they’ll want to be healthy for their conference games,” the oddsmaker pointed out. “That said, Florida State’s backups are better than Savannah State’s starters. I don’t expect them to stop scoring.” read more

first_img Related Items:#Bahamiansslowtocollectpassports, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 25, 2017 – Nassau – Less than half of the E-passports at the Anatol Rogers stadium have been collected said Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield, and he is urging Bahamians to please collect their documents.   The Minister, last Thursday, toured the temporary site which was established since July 3, for the sole purpose of making E-passport collection easier, still pick up has been slow.The Minister reminded that February 2016 was the international deadline for hand written passports, this fact coupled with the usual Summer rush to get passports inspired the opening of satellite offices to lessen the burden at the Thompson Boulevard Passport Office.   “To date, we have successfully issued 1,516 e-passports since opening our doors over the past two weeks,” said Minister Henfield.“We anticipate operating at this location, throughout the month of July and quite possibly into August 2017.   This decision will be based on customer/citizen response.”Initially there were 3,269 e-passports at the site.   The Government’s E Passport system was started in 2007.#MagneticMediaNews#Bahamiansslowtocollectpassports Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgBrendan Rodgers has opened up on Celtic captain Scott Brown’s rumoured transfer to West Melbourne Group.Brown has not been featured in matches by Celtic as regularly as was before in which he had 300 appearances but Rodgers said it’s Brown’s choice whether to stay or leave.“I was not sure of when it was going to be resolved but I have said before Scott will be afforded time in terms of making a decision about what he wants to do going forward. And he deserves that time,” Rodgers said, according to FTBL.“So of course very much we want him to be here. But he has to at this period of his life and his career to be able to assess his options he has.Leicester City, Manchester UnitedMatch Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“He will be 34 at the end of this year and for some players, they reach that stage in life and they can pick up a two or three-year deal at that on big money and have an adventure for your family.”“I have spelt out to him how important he is here but I have also given him an unbiased look at it. Football is a very short career.“I said the same thing to Craig Gordon when Chelsea were keen to take him for good money on offer. ‘OK, this is what you could get at Chelsea, this is what you have here,’.“They are old enough these guys to make their own decisions but I can speak to them openly and from both sides.”last_img read more