Lalit Modi to Rajdeep: Never met Rahul Gandhi

first_imgFormer IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said he has not received any Enforcement Directorate summons and described as “hogwash” charges of misappropriating money.In an interview to India Today TV, Modi also denied having met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi or Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in a U-turn from his tweets in early July where he alleged that Rahul Gandhi and his brother-in-law Robert Vadra were beneficiaries during his tenure as IPL commissioner.Modi told India Today channel that the controversy “is only a bigger circus around me now”.”There are no charges against me as I have received no summons till date. I was told that the summons were sent through email but I have not received them till today,” he said, referring to reports that the ED is seeking an Interpol Red Corner Notice (RCN) against him.Modi faces charges of money laundering against him in connection with the Indian Premier League, the annual cricket tournament.”The charges that I have taken money from World Sport Group (WSG) is hogwash. It was a deal between Sony and WSG, I had nothing to do with it. They find a non-issue to target me,” he said.”I’ve also got a letter from Interpol that no Red Corner Notice will be issued against me and I’ll be allowed to present my case,” he added.Modi also termed the charges against him as politically motivated.”The fact that the parliament has been stalled for the past 20 days shows that this issue is politically motivated.”advertisementAsked if he had met Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, as he alleged in his tweets, Modi said: “I have never said that I met Rahul Gandhi or Priyanka.”Asked why he can’t come to India and represent himself at the courts, Modi said: “My life has been under threat from the underworld. I don’t want to take a chance with my security.”The monsoon session of parliament has been stalled over Modi’s alleged links with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.Sushma Swaraj had helped Modi procure travel documents in July last year to facilitate his travel from London to Portugal for treatment of his cancer-stricken wife on “humanitarian grounds”.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: All eyes on Dhoni’s approach as India take on depleted West Indies

first_imgsport Published on June 26, 2019 COMMENTS A strategy needs to be worked around Dhoni’s skill sets here too to place him at a position on which he can bat freely. Photo credit: BCCI SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s batting approach and position in the middle order will be the team management’s primary concern when India take on an ousted-yet-dangerous West Indies in the sixth league phase encounter of the World Cup here Thursday. As the league phase hits the home stretch, India will look to ensure a smooth passage into the semi-finals with yet another victory. But it could be easier said than done against a West Indies side, which might play party poopers with nothing to lose in their remaining few games. In fact, West Indies’ unpredictability and the former India captain’s repeated failure during the important second Powerplay overs leaves skipper Virat Kohli with a few points to ponder.Dhoni’s painfully slow approach against the Afghanistan yielded 28 off 52 balls and he was roundly criticised. Even the normally restrained Sachin Tendulkar questioned the approach.“There was no positive intent,” the usually reticent Tendulkar’s observation on a TV channel has been spot on. The Indian team management knows that only too well but with four group matches left, the only option they have right now is to alter Dhoni’s batting position, possibly giving a few more deliveries to Jadhav, who can be innovative in his shot selection.Hardik Pandya is being used as a floater but the Afghanistan match showed that if he doesn’t get support from the other end, there is too much pressure on him to hit every delivery for a six.Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri till now have not been too keen to use Rishabh Pant’s firepower. Pant can come in only if the team management considers the idea of Vijay Shankar being disposable.Focus on Dhoni The West Indies is a team loaded with fast bowlers so it could be a bit easier for Dhoni to rotate strike as he hasn’t been comfortable against the slow bowlers. Afghanistan exposed it thoroughly during the last game. There have been arguments and counter-arguments about Dhoni’s batting approach in the IPL compared to his style when playing 50-over cricket for India. Dhoni, during Chennai Super Kings various chases, would invariably target one of the inexperienced Indian domestic bowlers while playing safe cricket against the bigger international names. Against a Kagiso Rabada or a Jofra Archer, he didn’t take any risks before hitting the others in successful run-chases. A strategy needs to be worked around Dhoni’s skill sets here too to place him at a position on which he can bat freely. With his inputs and electric glovework behind the stumps an absolute necessity, this will require some tactical brainstorming by the captain and the coach.Challenges for West Indies The West Indies, on the other hand, will look to finish on a high after being knocked out despite a great start against Pakistan. Andre Russell being ruled out due to a hamstring injury has been another big blow. However, the team, especially the fast bowling department, has shown tremendous potential including the young bumper-happy fast bowling duo of Sheldon Cotterell and Oshane Thomas. With Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma being superb horizontal bat players, it promises to be a mouth-watering contest if they employ the short-ball tactic. For the ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle, a smashing match-winning innings is due and Kohli will be praying that it doesn’t come against his team.Jasprit Bumrah’s opening spell against Gayle may set the tone while the talented duo of Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer will be asked a few questions by Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Against New Zealand, Carlos Brathwaite played an amazing innings and took the Windies to the brink of a miraculous victory. However, Brathwaite has never been comfortable against the slow bowlers as he loves the length deliveries on the slot. In all, it could be a tougher test for India than Afghanistan but the ‘Men In Blue’ remain favourites to win the contest considering their recent form.Squads: India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant.West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Sunil Ambris, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Darren Bravo, Fabian Allen.center_img Dhoni’s painfully slow approach against the Afghanistan yielded 28 off 52 balls and he was roundly criticised. × cricket COMMENT Indian Cricket Team A strategy needs to be worked around Dhoni’s skill sets here too to place him at a position on which he can bat freely. Photo credit: BCCIlast_img read more

Ian Chappell’s criticism ‘very irresponsible and useless’, says Misbah-ul-Haq

first_imgPakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has come down heavily on former Australia skipper Ian Chappell for asking Cricket Australia to think twice before inviting Pakistan to tour Down Under again, saying the Aussies also don’t perform well in the sub-continent or even in the UAE.”It is a very irresponsible and useless statement from him. Does it mean that Australia who have been whitewashed by a young team in Sri Lanka, in India and even in the UAE by Pakistan should not be invited to tour Asian countries,” Misbah, who returned home from Australia, said.”I think he should first give some advice to his captain Steve Smith on how to avoid whitewashes in Asia and then worry about us. Every team faces problems outside their country,” he added.Misbah, who has led Pakistan in Tests since late 2010, also felt that some of the criticisms were not justified.”One should not forget this team has been doing well for the last six years and every team has to lose or go through a bad patch sometime. It has happened to us, we have struggled in New Zealand and Australia. But it does not mean we don’t have a good team or we have not performed well in the last few years,” he said.”I think there are those critics who are genuinely disappointed at our defeats in Australia and with my form. They care about our performances. But there are also some critics who were just not happy with our becoming the number one Test side and are now venting heir anger on the team.”advertisementMisbah also he would think hard before taking a decision on his retirement.”I have two months to take a decision on my retirement. I had reacted emotionally because of the disappointment of losing the Melbourne Test but after a while I thought about it and also played the third Test in Sydney. One thing is for sure I want to go out gracefully and with good memories,” he told the urdu website of BBC.The skipper said he himself was very disappointed with Pakistan losing to Australia and about his own form.”I felt helpless as I have always believed that a good leader always sets the trend for his players. I couldn’t do that in Australia despite my best efforts and that really saddened me a lot.”I think every player goes through a phase of bad form when nothing goes right for him and this has a bearing on his shot selection which leads to his downfall. But one has to fight through it and live with it. I am very disappointed at losing the Test series in Australia and not performing as I had very high hopes from myself and the team,” Misbah said.last_img read more

Dismal show by Indian trio mens trap event at ShotGun WC

first_imgAcapulco (Mexico), Mar 21 (PTI) Indian trio of Zoravar Singh Sandhu, Kynan Chenai and Birendeep Sodhi could not make it through to the six-man final round and bowed out in qualification stage of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Shotgun. Zoravar came closest, shooting a score of 121 out of 125 to finish 8th. Zoravar had reached the finals of the New Delhi World Cup stage by shooting 118. Olympian Kynan Chenai shot 120 to finish 16th while Birendeep Sodhi finished with a score of 112 securing a miserable 53rd position. World No 5 Alberto Fernandez won gold having won bronze in the first World Cup stage held in New Delhi earlier this month. He bettered that performance by beating Antonio Bailon 45-42 in the finals. Aaron Heading of Great Britain won the Bronze. Indias next competitors are 14-year old Shapath Bharadwaj and New Delhi World Cup silver medalist Ankur Mittal in the mens double trap. PTI KHS KHSlast_img read more

Narendra Modi in Gujarat Live: Centre is sensitive to concerns of farmers, says PM in Amreli

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi turns 67 today and the BJP has decided to celebrate it as Seva Diwas across the country.Having began his day with his mother Heeraben’s blessings, he will dedicate the 56-year-old Sardar Sarovar Dam, the foundation stone of which was laid by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru,  in Gujarat’s Kevadia district to the nation.HERE ARE THE LATEST UPDATESI urge the farming community here to explore opportunities relating to timber: PM Narendra Modi in Amreli, GujaratThe Blue Revolution and Sweet Revolution have the potential to transform lives of people in Saurashtra: PM Modi in AmreliPrime Minister Narendra Modi to address a Sahakar Sammelan in AmreliPrime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates a new APMC market yard in Amreli.Sardar Sarovar Dam will become a hub for water sports, adventurous sports and tourism. The Sardar Sarovar Dam and Sardar Patel statue will attract millions of tourists from across the world. It will revitalise tourism: PM ModiSome people think that only a handful of people have freedom to India. Our tribals have fought with all the  invasions: PM ModiThe Sardar Patel statue will be the biggest centre of tourism and will boost employment: PM ModiYou all know me, I don’t do small works. I don’t think small. When the 125 crores people are with me, I cannot think small: PM ModiIndia will now be fed and have her thirst quenched with the waters of the Narmada. Sardar Patel helped us achieve this dream. We will build a massive statue of Sardar Patel next. Lakhs of people will come here: PM ModiYou all worked so hard to provide the Narmada’s water to the drought-struck lands of the country. Your struggle is what makes India the country it is: PM ModiThis project is like midas touch. Whatever it touches will turn into gold: PM ModiI will ensure that western India gets enough water and east gets proper electricity supply. With this, there will be overall development of the nation: PM ModiWomen walked 3 km to fetch drinking water. This dam will quench the thirst of Gujarat’s dry lands. Can anything be greater than the blessings of these women: PM ModiThis is the attainment of people’s dream. We didn’t let the dam become a political issue. This dam is a result of India’s blood and sweat: PM ModiGujarat’s temples gave funds for the Sardar Sarovar Dam when the World Bank refused: PM ModiSardar Sarovar Dam is an engineering miracle. It will save MP, Gujarat, Rajasthan and many other places. Gujarat took the lead and we worked hard for this dam: PM ModiWho doesn’t need water to survive? The jawans who fought for our country need water to survive. I will take water from Narmada reaches them when they are thirsty.: PM ModiWorld Bank had decided that Sardar Sarovar won’t get cash, but it later commended our handling of the Gujarat earthquake: PM ModiSardar Sarovar Dam faced several hurdles. But, we were determined that the project will continue: PM ModiThere is a Jan Sagar here in Dabhoi and this shows the respect people have for Maa Narmada: PM ModiNo one today can imagine making the changes Sardar Patel has made: PM ModiSardar Patel was a great man who proved the majesty and glory of MP, Gujarat and Rajasthan: PM ModiSardar Sarovar Dam is our country’s way to pay tribute to Sardar Patel: PM ModiI will live for your dreams..We have to realise the dream of New India: PM ModiIf two great minds have lived  a little more the great dam would have been completed in the 60s and 70s. It would have changed the fortunes of state in the western part. First was Sardar Patel and the second being Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar: PM Modi in DhaboiI will ensure nothing falls short in the fight for India: PM ModiToday is Vishwakarma pooja divas. He is considered as the lord of architecture. There cannot be an opportune day to dedicate this project: PM ModiI have come to Dabhoi several times. Sometimes in a bus, sometimes on scooter for party work. There are several memories I have  of Dabhoi. But I have never seen such sea of humanity here: PM ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi starts addressing  the audience in DhaboiPM inaugurates the Tribal freedom fighter Museum through Remote ControlPM has given me responsibility of river linking. I assure him that I will start 3 of his 30 key projects in coming month to realise his dreams: Nitin GadkariSardar Sarovar Dam will bring drinking water to 4 crore people, income of farmers will double by 2022: Nitin GadkariPrime Minister to felicitate winners of Narmada Mahotsav competition in DabhoiPM Modi to address a public rally in Dabhoi shortlyActivist Medha Patkar leads Jal Satyagraha in Barwani(Madhya Pradesh) #SardarSarovarDam ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2017PM Modi reviews construction work of Statue of Unity project in KevadiaBJP President Amit Shah celebrates Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday as Seva Diwas in Ranchi?????? ???????????? ???? @narendramodi ?? ?? ??????? ?? “???? ????” ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ????? ?? ??????? ??? ???????? ?????? ??? ??? ????? Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 17, 2017Congratulations to the four state governments for working together in harmony for this important national project 2/2 #PresidentKovind- President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 17, 2017President Ram Nath Kovind greets people of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra, tweets that it fulfills a dream.Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulates the people of Gujarat and its CM Vijay Rupani on the inauguration of Sardar Sarovar DamGujarat: Visuals of the #SardarSarovarDam ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2017Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates the 56-year-old Sardar Sarovar dam to the nation.Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers before the ceremony.Gujarat: PM Narendra Modi at inauguration ceremony of #SardarSarovarDam in Kevadia ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2017Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches KevadiaPrime Minister Narendra Modi has landed at Dabhoi and has started for Kevadia via road.Due to unfavorable weather in Kevadia PM Narendra Modi’s chopper has landed in Dabhoi.PM Modi reaches Gandhinagar to meet his mother on his birthday.last_img read more


first_imgCongratulations to Josh Wilkinson and Dean Taylor who have been nominated for the Clubs ACT “Sportstar of the Year” Award by ACTSport. Josh and Dean, both members of National representative teams/squads, will attend the Awards ceremony this Saturday with representatives from the ACTTA Board, sponsors, and key ACTTA volunteers. Best of luck boys. Touch Football Australia brings you the latest edition of “A Set of Six” with this week’s rapid-fire news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks brings you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s “A Set of Six” – Volume Twenty Six.SOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 1South Australia representative teams off to Canberra CupThis weekend will see the results of a four-month Elite Programs process with three South Australian teams competing in the 2007 Canberra Cup in Canberra. The process started in July with a number of Australian players and coaches imparting knowledge and creating an exciting atmosphere around the place at the Mitchell Cup High Performance Development weekend. Since the camp the Women’s, Mixed and Men’s teams have been training hard in preparation to showcase their own style and mix it with the Canberra Cup teams.Other events: All affiliates are gearing up for a hot summer of Touch. With strong nominations across the board, Touch Football South Australia looks forward to encouraging the development of the sport across the State.The Touch Football South Australia website: CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)Play: # 2ACT Junior Competitions set to commenceThe ACT Touch junior competitions commence this week with a record 125 teams nominated already. The growth in the number of teams is a testament to the hard work of ACT Touch Game Development Officer Chris Tarlinton, and the growth of the ACT primary school gala days held earlier this year.Other events: ·      This weekend sees the third Annual Canberra Cup being played with a lot of interest from local and Inter state teams. Sides will be visiting the nation’s capital from Dubbo, South Australia, and Western Sydney so it’s bound to be a hotly contested affair. Good luck to all teams attending. ACT Touch is pleased to be offering a Tuesday night competition at Southwell Park. This has been well received with 25 teams nominated at this venue. ACT is still accepting nominations for this competition. Enquiries to ACT Touch Association on (02) 6212 2880 or This year’s Eastern Independent Schools of Melbourne touch competition has just wrapped up their season with some great results for Aquinas College, with their three premiers going undefeated for the season.• The 12th Gippsland Primary School Sports Camp in Rawson Village, Rawson is on November 3rd and Victorian Development Officer Ali Tuai has been invited to attend. Just over 100 children have been selected from around Gippsland for their leadership and sporting achievements.• Touch Football Victoria Executive Council is calling the 1st TFV State Council annual general meeting to be hosted at Port Melbourne Soccer Club, Williamstown Rd on 1st December 2007. This will coincide with the first ever VT League Grand Final day which will provide all affiliate delegates an opportunity to witness some of Victoria’s best Touch players, coaches and referees in action.• Two of Australia’s best players, and World Cup winners, “Blackest Cats” Tony Eltakchi and Jason Stanton were on hand at the VT League to offer advice and feedback to players and coaches throughout the night and at the inaugural coaches lunch, to several VT League and Victorian junior coaches. Touch Football Victoria would like to thank Jason and Tony for their enthusiasm to share information and coaching tips during their time in Melbourne. • VT League Round Four Results: Men: Casey Cougars 6 d Melbourne City Lions 3; University Blues 6 d Bayside Vipers 2Women: Bayside Vipers 4 d University Blues 2; Melbourne City Lions 3 d Casey Cougars 0center_img  The Australian Capital Territory website: TERRITORY (NT)Play # 3 Darwin Touch Competition produces exciting round of clashesThe Darwin Men’s Competition top of the table clash last Monday between Dream Team and Crocs was an exciting game with Dream Team eventually prevailing 5-3. Crocs missing a number of their key players, took it to the Dream Team to the very end, out scoring the premiership favorites in the second half, but eventually running out of time to press the issue.Palmerston Bulls had an easier night at the office accounting for Incredibles 11-2.Bundy Bears showed that they are not to be counted out of premiership contention with a 6-3 win over Honkers. In The Darwin Women’s Competition, Crocs and Scorpions fought out a tight 5-4 result in a highly anticipated clash between second and third place on the ladder.Scorpions eventually claimed victory after a tense struggle. It was end-to-end touchdown trading until the very end when Scorpions got the match winner.Top of the ladder Palmerston gave bottom of the ladder Divas a lesson on how to play touch with a decisive 11-0 score line, demonstrating that they are the team to beat this season.All About Us had the bye.Other Events: Darwin Touch’s AusTouch clinic kicked off last Wednesday with 22 children participating, with ages ranging from 5-11 yrs. All were very excited and keen to be involved with the program.Rebecca Houston is running an AusTouch program in Borroloola with 200 youngsters participating over recent weeks.The Northern Territory website: AUSTRALIA (WA)Play # 4TouchWest wave goodbye to long serving membersAfter joining TouchWest more than nine years ago, Office Administrator Kathryn Dilizia will be leaving Touch Football for a new start outside of sport.With the WA Touch Association celebrating 25 years this year, it’s worth noting that for close to 40 percent of that time Kath has been a part of the TouchWest team.She’s answered the phone to many thousands of calls over the last decade, and been a voice and source of answers for many a Touch Football volunteer around WA, while introducing those looking for a new challenge to an affiliate in Perth or in regional areas.Only a few months before Kath joined the staff in 1998, current State Manager Matt Bamford also came to the office, and has spent countless hours working alongside her over the years.“Most of my working life Kath has been around… She has been a dependable friend and co-worker – been there to offer support to other staff and our volunteers.  I never thought I’d see the day when she’d go, and I’m sure that like me, all the staff and volunteers will miss having her here”, he said.Also moving on will be current TouchWest President, David Leigh who is taking up a three-year contract in London with current employer, Rio Tinto. David has had a long association with Touch Football in Western Australia as a player, former referee of the tournament at State Championships, as well as President of Southern Districts Touch Association. David like many of the West’s volunteers has given a large amount of his time and expertise to contribute to the success and longevity of the sport and for this the Western Australian Touch community is grateful.We wish both Kath and David all the best for the future. Other Events: As we say goodbye to two TouchWest members, another has joined with Caroline Bamford (wife of WA State Manager Matt) giving birth to Jack at 11:32am on Friday 26 October 2007. Jack weighed 6.7lb and both mother and son are doing well. The Touch Football Australia community congratulates Matt and Caroline on the birth of their second child.The Western Australian Touch Association website: www.touchwest.comVICTORIA (VIC)Play # 5 School Sport Australia Tournament A successThe School Sports Australia Touch Tournament, held at Monash University last week, was a huge success with the students involved from all over the nation showing some fantastic skills on the field, whilst doing themselves proud with their exemplary behaviour off it. Victoria did exceptionally well considering the standard of competition and proved that the future of the sport is looking bright. A special congratulations to the Victorian Boys Under 15’s who made it to the Plate Final, but were defeated by NT 7-6.Queensland dominated the 12 and 15 Years Girls divisions, whilst NSW were king pins in Boys 12 and 15 Years divisions. Full results can be obtained by going to the following link: News: The Victorian Touch website: (QLD)Play # 6                   Queensland Origin Squads NamedThe Queensland Touch Association has named Queensland State of Origin Squads across 13 divisions for the 2008 State of Origin Series against arch rivals New South Wales.The squads were announced after the selection process was completed at the X-Blades Queensland State Regional Championships conducted in Toowoomba from October 5-7 2007.All players whose names appear in the 2008 State squads have all responded to the letter of offer forwarded to them. The squads will take part in the first of the selection camps to be conducted on December 1-2 2007 at Redlands in the lead-up to the State of Origin Series to be played in Sydney in August 2008. Other News: The North Queensland Junior Touch Championships will be played at Townsvilles Queens Park this weekend.Over 80 teams from all over the Norht Queensland Region have nominated in age categories from 10 –16 Years in Boys and Girls divisions.Teams are travelling from all over North Queensland including Inisfail, Gordonvale, Bowen, Atherton, Mackay and Cairns, as well as a strong presence from local Townsville clubs Frogs (13 Teams) Brothers (12 teams) and Sharks (10 teams).Fellow Townsville clubs Rum Runners, Redskins and Jots Tigers have also nominated several teams in the highly popular tournament now in its seventh year of existence.The Queensland Touch website:’s it for this weeks edition of  “A Set of Six”.Please check each State website to keep up to date with all the news, views, and information from around the nation.last_img read more

Nick Bosa Just Ran The 40-Yard Dash At The NFL Combine

first_imgNick Bosa celebrates a sack during game against Michigan.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates a sack against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Widely considered the top prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft, Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa has seldom stepped onto a football field since leaving the team last Fall. After months of preparation, Bosa finally showed off his speed at the NFL Scouting Combine.This morning, Bosa ran the 40-yard dash as part of his drills. Bosa ran an unofficial 40-time of 4.84 seconds.While not a record-breaking mark by any stretch, the mark does put Bosa in very good company. Houston Texans pass rusher J.J. Watt ran the exact same time at the 2011 combine.However, Watt’s 40-time was considerably more impressive given that he weighed nearly 30 pounds heavier than Bosa does. Unofficial time of 4.84 seconds for Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa in his first 40-yard dash attempt, per NFL Network.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) March 3, 2019Here’s video of Bosa’s run:#OSU DL Nick Bosa with a 4.84u on his 1st 40 attempt.— Steve Frederick (@_SteveFrederick) March 3, 2019Bosa played in just three games this past season before suffering an injury. He opted to leave the team and prepare for the NFL rather than attempt to return mid-season. He finished his junior year with 4.0 sacks, 6.0 tackles for loss and 14 tackles in those three games.His breakout year came as a sophomore, where in 14 games he had 8.5 sacks, 16.0 tackles for loss, two passes defended, a forced fumble, and 34 tackles.Bosa also has a family history of NFL dominance. His older brother Joey Bosa is a star pass rusher for the LA Chargers, while his father, John Bosa, was a first-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in 1987.Many mock drafts currently have Bosa as the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2019.last_img read more

India vs New Zealand: Mithali Raj completes 200 ODIs to set new record in women’s cricket

first_img Rohan Sen HamiltonFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 16:06 IST India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Mithali Raj managed to score just 9 runs in her 200th ODI (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMithali Raj is the first female cricketer to feature in 200 ODIsIndian women’s team has played 263 ODIs in total and Mithali has featured in 200 of themThis is Mithali’s 20th year in international cricket during which time she has amassed 6622 runs in 200 ODIsIndian women’s ODI team captain Mithali Raj on Friday became the first female cricketer to feature in 200 ODIs as she led her team out against New Zealand in the third and final match in Hamilton.Interestingly, India have played 263 ODIs in total so far and Mithali has featured in 200 of them. Since her ODI debut on 25 June, 1999, the team has played 213 matches in the format. She has been a part of all but 13 of them.This is Mithali’s 20th year in international cricket during which time she has amassed 6622 runs in 200 ODIs with 7 hundreds and 52 half-centuries in 180 innings. The 36-year-old has also played 10 Tests and scored 663 runs at an average of 51 while in 85 T20Is she has managed 2283 runs at 37.42 with 17 fifties.It’s a special game for captain @M_Raj03 as she becomes the first woman to play 200 ODIs. Stay tuned for 2nd innings. New Zealand need 150 to win. #NZvIND Women (@BCCIWomen) February 1, 2019Mithali’s team however, struggled in the first innings on Friday as India got bowled out for 149 after being put into bat by the White Ferns. The New Zealand women’s team chased down the target in 29.2 overs to register a morale-boosting win. India though still lifted the trophy having won the previous two match, by comprehensive margins.Mithali managed to add just 9 runs to the Indian total while Deepti Sharma top-scored with 52 off 90 balls. Harmanpreet Kaur was the next-best scorer with 24 runs.For New Zealand, Anna Peterson starred with the ball as she took 4 wickets for 28 runs while Lea Tahuhu bagged 3 wickets for 26 runs. India have already clinched the three-match series by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead.advertisementMithali’s participation in her 200th ODI came a day after Rohit Sharma became the 14th Indian male cricketer to play 200 one-day internationals when he walked out to toss with New Zealand captain Kane Williamson at the same venue on Thursday.Rohit Sharma joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Mohammad Azharuddin, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Virat Kohli in the Indian club of 200 ODIs.”Yeah, 200th game is special. Lots of ups and downs but I am happy where I am,” Rohit said at the toss, which New Zealand won and opted to bowl.Rohit however, didn’t have the best of games as interim skipper as India got bowled out for 92 thanks to Trent Boult’s five-wicket haul. Rohit managed just 7 runs in the match.New Zealand then rode on Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls’s unbeaten knocks to reach the target with 8 wickets in hand. It was New Zealand’s first win of the five-match series which India lead 3-1.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Mithali RajFollow India vs New ZealandFollow Hamilton ODIFollow ICC Women’s Championship India vs New Zealand: Mithali Raj completes 200 ODIs to set new record in women’s cricketIndia vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: Mithali Raj is leading the Indian women’s team in the ongoing third ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton.advertisementlast_img read more

Great Plains: De Lemos Guesthouse, Portugal

first_img Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valley When it comes to deciphering a future trip, the accommodation is often secondary to the destination. Alas, the De Lemos Guesthouse and winery in Passos do Silgueiros in North Portugal is a destination in itself. The space, owned by wine brand Quinta de Lemos, was designed by architectural supergroup Carvalho Araújo, the geniuses behind boundary-smashing structures including the Casas de Agua project in Brazil. Inspired by the ‘beauty of the linear rhythm of the vineyards’ the space is intended to be a haven for wine enthusiasts to sample and enjoy an array of vintages. This somewhat unusual design impetus is reflected most literally in the many Great Plains of the building, both inside and out, and the inbuilt winery and bottle storage.The sinuous design traces the rocky lines of the landscape beautifully, creating a feeling of being at one with nature. Not in a passé tree-hugging kind of way, but bending to a very modern need to be immersed in unspoilt, untouched terrain. The boundless flat roof is designed for guests to take walks upon and admire the view – a design feature that genuinely excites.More wine lover’s paradise than guesthouse, De Lemos only houses three guest bedrooms. Even inside the building, the majority of the space is given over to its great plains; the dining room, a broad swimming pool boasting far-reaching vistas over the vineyards and of course, the wine showroom. Ultimately, it is the sense of terrain-honouring expanse that makes this guesthouse-come-winery so special. For your next trip, The Manual highly recommends indulging in your favourite vintage and trading ocean views for the rocky, rugged vineyard panorama that surrounds this idiosyncratic shelter. Editors’ Recommendations 1. De Lemos Guesthouse, Portugal 2. De Lemos Guesthouse, Portugal 3. De Lemos Guesthouse, Portugal 4. De Lemos Guesthouse, Portugal 5. De Lemos Guesthouse, Portugal 6. De Lemos Guesthouse, Portugal 7. De Lemos Guesthouse, Portugal 8. De Lemos Guesthouse, Portugal Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Roomscenter_img America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Is Falconer the Coolest Drinks Industry Profession Out There? Explore the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone on an Exclusive Bessarabia Tour last_img read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spends BC Day at picnic in Penticton BC

first_imgPENTICTON, B.C. – Justin Trudeau celebrated the B.C. Day holiday Monday at a summer picnic in a park with about 3,000 people in Penticton, of whom many wanted to pose for a selfie with the prime minister, while others held placards opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline.Trudeau said the provincial holiday is a time to celebrate what brings Canada together, which includes the ability and willingness to listen to others and tolerate their views.The prime minister has been in British Columbia for the past several days where he attended the Vancouver Pride Parade, visited a farmer’s market on Vancouver Island and toured an evening market in Richmond, before arriving Monday in the Okanagan.He was accompanied by his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, on the bandshell stage at Gyro Park with local politicians, including Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit, local B.C. member of the legislature Dan Ashton and Richard Cannings, South Okanagan-West Kootenay New Democrat MP.“Richard and I disagree on some things, but we agree on a lot of things as well,” Trudeau told the crowd. “One of the things we agree on very much is how politics needs to be done, which is in openness, in respect, in listening and focused always on bringing people together.”He said that openness and respect marks the spirit of B.C. Day.“That’s what gathers us here today,” said Trudeau. “This isn’t a political speech. This is a moment for us to gather and really remember that all the views, all the different perspectives out there come together in one deep conviction that we are working together to build stronger communities, a stronger B.C. and a stronger country.”But he has been met on his B.C. trip with people protesting the Liberal government’s decision to buy the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline.In May, the government announced its decision to buy the pipeline between Alberta and the B.C. coast as well as related infrastructure for $4.5 billion. The government could also spend billions more to build the controversial pipeline expansion.Trudeau said Saturday in Duncan, B.C., the project is going ahead. He said it represents Canada’s aspirations to build a strong economy and protect the environment.Penticton resident Cheryl Calderbank said she wanted to come to the event to observe Penticton’s response to Trudeau. She said prior to the event, there were social media posts in Penticton that Trudeau would get a rough reception over his government’s pipeline stance.“My belief is no matter what people think, no matter what everybody’s political opinion, he’s still our prime minister and he needs to be treated with respect,” she said. “And it’s B.C. Day, we need to celebrate.”Trudeau visited Granny’s Fruit Stand early Monday in nearby Summerland, where he bought local nectarines and berry syrup.He did not comment on Sunday’s news that Saudi Arabia would expel Canada’s ambassador and freeze new trade deals.last_img read more

Lauryn Hill to Perform at 2017 Mawazine Festival in Rabat

Rabat – Singer-rapper Lauryn Hill will perform at 2017 Mawazine Music Festival, which will be held in Rabat on May 12-20, the event’s organizer Maroc Cultures Association announced on Tuesday.“It is a golden voice and an exceptional artist who will come for a memorable concert in Rabat”, said a statement by the Association.Singer-songwriter, producer and actress Lauryn Noelle Hill was born in South Orange, New Jersey, on May 26, 1975. In 1998, she released her solo debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and became the first woman or hip-hop artist to win five Grammy Awards. The album sold more than 12 million copies.Mawazine “World Rhythms” is a music festival that takes place annually in Rabat, featuring many international and local music artists.

German police raid dozens of home over online hate speech

BERLIN — Police have raided dozens of homes across Germany as part of a nationwide law enforcement campaign against online hate speech.The Federal Criminal Police Office said the raids took place Thursday in 13 of Germany’s 16 states.Police targeted people suspected of posting anti-Semitic insults, insulting officials or publicly calling on others to commit crimes.Federal police say the number of cases involving online hate fell from 2,270 in 2017 to 1,472 last year, but further efforts are needed to tackle the problem.German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday condemned gloating comments that appeared online following the killing of a politician who had spoken out in favour of refugees. Police are still trying to determine who shot Walter Luebcke , a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, at the weekend.The Associated Press read more

Government receives UN war crimes report

The Government of Sri Lanka has received an official copy of the UN probe report on alleged war crimes, scheduled for public release during the 30th Session of the UN Human Rights Council which kicks off next Monday, the Daily FT newspaper reported.Authoritative sources told Daily FT that the Government received the report by the end of this week. The report is likely to have reached the Government by Friday (11), Daily FT learns. Minister Samaraweera is expected to use the speech to lay out his Government’s plan for reconciliation and a domestic accountability mechanism that he hopes will be endorsed by the Council. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will see the contents of the highly-anticipated report before he is scheduled to address the Council on its opening day, 14 September, during the session’s high level segment. The Government blueprint for accountability will include a permanent office for missing persons, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and trials of major cases through the establishment of a Special Prosecutor’s Office, Daily FT authoritatively learns.UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will officially present the report to member states of the Human Rights Council on 30 September. The contents of the reports will by then be in the public domain. read more

UN UnderSecretary General briefed on reconciliation process

During the discussion with the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, matters relating to the national reconciliation process including land release was taken up for discussion. The Under- Secretary General was briefed on the progress of the reconciliation process and its current status. Feltman was pleased with the actions taken in this regard, the Defence Ministry said. Visiting UN Under-Secretary General (USG) for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman had talks in Colombo today with the Government.He met President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Kapila Waidyaratne. The Director (Asia and Pacific) DPA, Ms. Mari Yamashita, Reconciliation and Development Advisor, UN Sri Lanka, Ms. Gita Sabharwal and Secretary to USG, DPA, Ms. Mary Sack accompanied the Under-Secretary General during his visit to the Ministry.Senior Ministry and tri forces officers were also present at the discussion. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN environment agency launches plan to make sustainable consumption cool

“People are simply not listening, so we need to make sustainable lifestyles fashionable and ‘cool,’ as the young people might say,” UNEP Executive-Director Klaus Toepfer told environmental ministers today in Nairobi, where sustainable consumption patterns, and how governments, industry and the public can play their role in delivering these, are among the key issues being discussed at the agency’s weeklong Governing Council meeting.According to experts, the traditional messages from governments and green groups urging the public to adopt environmentally friendly lifestyles and purchasing habitats need to be overhauled. There is concern that many of these messages are too “guilt-laden.” In a pioneering move UNEP will enlist psychologists and behaviourists to help market “cool” life-styles as a way of selling clean and green products.Stressing that making people feel guilty about their lifestyles and purchasing habits is achieving only limited success, Mr. Toepfer said, “We need to look again at how we enlist the public to reduce pollution and live in ways that cause minimal environmental damage.” He added, “We also need to make it clear that there are real, personal, benefits to living in harmony with the planet.” read more

Brocks 50th anniversary celebration continues at Niagara Wine Festival

Brock University will be front and centre at this weekend’s Niagara Wine Festival, with several events planned to celebrate its 50th anniversary.Brock red will flow through downtown St. Catharines Saturday, as more than 100 University faculty, staff and students march alongside an impressive float in the 63rd annual Grande Parade.Brock University will be front and centre at this weekend’s Niagara Wine Festival, with several events planned to celebrate its 50th anniversary.“Our students, faculty and staff – their diversity, energy, ingenuity and contributions to life in Niagara – is a remarkable thing to be a part of,” said Curtis Gadula, manager of off-campus living and neighbourhood relations. “The added bonus of celebrating 50 years as a landmark for the University just makes it that much more special for everyone who has helped the University grow into what it is today and where it is going tomorrow.”Brock will be set up at Montebello Park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Campus Store will be selling 50th anniversary merchandise, and the alumni office will be giving away Brock swag.Brock President Jack Lightstone and Alumni Association president Darren Fox will cut a 50th anniversary birthday cake at 1:30 p.m. Volunteers will hand out free cupcakes.Visitors to the festival Saturday will have the opportunity to educate their senses with wine and cheese seminars organized by the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI).Bestselling food and wine author Linda Bramble will host three Brock alumni winemakers who will tell the stories behind the wines being poured. Debra Levy from the Dairy Farmers of Canada will showcase the cheese selected to pair with each of the wines presented.The seminars will take place Saturday at 2, 3 and 4 p.m., rain or shine, in the culinary theatre in Montebello Park. Admission is two tokens or $6 plus HST online.As part of Brock’s 50th anniversary celebrations, alumni attending the seminars will receive a free wine glass and half off the seminar price. To register online, visit niagarawinefestival.comSaturday, Sept. 272 p.m. Rob Power, Creekside Estate Winery3 p.m. Tom Green, Diamond Estate Wines4 p.m. Richie Roberts, Fielding Estate Winery read more

In Vegas Tiger Woods Stays Away from the Ladies

Less than a week before missing the cut at Friday’s Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, NC, golfer Tiger Woods made his return to Las Vegas, the city where his infidelity scandal broke three years ago. Visitors to the Aria Hotel were able to capture photos of Woods as he attended the hotel’s Liquid pool party, held in a private cabana. Droves of bikini clad party goers fought for his attention, but Woods reportedly expressed no interest, and kept to the party’s private area with friends.While tabloid headlines rushed out the door accusing the golfer of returning to his days of womanizing, Woods made sure there was no story to be had. Woods was in Las Vegas for his foundation’s annual Tiger Jam event, featuring a concert headlined by Jon Bon Jovi.  In 2010, former Vegas VIP hostess Rachel Uchitel was the first to reveal the golfer’s extra-marital affairs to the public, followed by over a dozen different women accusing Woods of infidelity.  Woods eventually admitted to some 120 affairs, and underwent treatment for sex addiction.The trip was apparently all business, in support of the Tiger Woods Foundation which supports under-privileged youth. Still, Tiger should probably skip the pool party this week if he hopes to do well at this weekend’s The Players Championship in Florida read more

Ohio State football utilizing medical tent in 2016

Ohio State’s medical tent placed behind OSU’s bench during football games. Credit: Kevin Harrish | For The LanternThe Ohio State football team added a scarlet and gray medical tent to its sideline for the 2016 season to provide more privacy to injured players.The tent will allow a player to be evaluated away from the public eye, according Alexis Shaw, a spokesperson for the team’s sports medicine physicians.“There’s no special equipment inside the tent,” Shaw said. “Players are just brought there for a private assessment before determining whether they will be put back on the field or taken out of the game.”In the past, injured players were assessed on an open medical table in plain view of fans and television cameras. The goal of the tent is to allow for a more isolated and controlled environment while remaining conveniently close to the field.Along with the added seclusion from onlookers, Ohio State hopes the tent will allow the football program to stay up to date with national trends.The tent debuted at the Buckeyes’ season opener against Bowling GreenThe University of Alabama began using a similar tent during the 2015 season, designed by a group of the school’s mechanical engineering students, according to Kyle Burger of WVTM 13.Their collapsible model has since been marketed and sold to at least 29 college football teams, as well as the Buffalo Bills, to be used during the 2016 season.“These sideline tents are relatively new to football stadiums,” said Jerry Emig, a spokesperson for the Ohio State football team. “We do like to stay contemporary and at the forefront with regard to the resources we are able to provide our student-athletes.”Aside from adding privacy, the medical tent does not change anything about the medical procedure when a player is injured.“It won’t change the way our medical staff delivers its expert care,” Emig said. read more

Commentary Coaching staff does not trust Braxton Miller

It is clear the Ohio State coaching staff does not trust its own quarterback. OSU quarterback Braxton Miller is a true freshman this year, and is playing like one. He will not be perfect. He will not be perfect anytime soon. OSU lost to Michigan State 10-7 on Saturday. There is absolutely no reason Joe Bauserman should have seen the field against MSU. The fact that he could find a helmet on the sidelines is beyond me. With OSU down 7-0 in the fourth quarter, head coach Luke Fickell opted to go with red shirt senior quarterback Bauserman. Bauserman, an expert at tossing it into the stands, brings nothing to this football team. Bauserman will graduate this year and is not the future of this football team. Miller has now been inexplicably yanked from the field twice. Once in Miami, and once on Saturday. No, he did not perform, but the coaching staff did not give him the tools to succeed. Why should he believe in himself if the staff does not believe in him? Miller went a lousy 5 of 10 on the day for 56 yards and one interception. He was sacked four times on the day and took a beating on just about every rushing attempt. MSU did its homework. Watching film is not difficult when 95 percent of the film is an endless loop of rushing attempts. They put eight in the box. They ran flawless run blitzes. They had an answer to anything OSU ran at them. Without a real threat of passing, OSU will not be able to have a balanced offense. The only way to have a passing threat? Pass the ball. In the third quarter, the student section began chanting “UR-BAN ME-YER.” But, in head coach Luke Fickell’s defense, it is not his fault. Fickell does not call the plays, offensive coordinator Jim Bollman does. Bollman needs to open it up, and let his young quarterback play football. Miller will be the quarterback at OSU for awhile. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Miller is the future of OSU football. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, the future is, well, in the future. Without the vote of confidence from Fickell and offensive coordinator Bollman, he will never develop to a playmaker. Miller has all the tools, he has the arm and he certainly has the legs, but one thing he is lacking is the mentality. If the OSU coaching staff continues to call draw plays on third down, continues to run the option, and everything but passing plays, Miller will start to doubt his abilities. When the coaching staff yanked Miller from the game on Saturday, they were throwing away any chance of Miller growing as a young quarterback. Next week, when OSU travels to Nebraska they will add senior running back Daniel “Boom” Herron, senior wide receiver DeVier Posey, senior defensive end Solomon Thomas and senior offensive lineman Mike Adams to its roster. Unfortunately for the Scarlet and Gray, without a quarterback, it will not mean anything. read more

Duchess of Sussex writes messages of support on bananas for sex workers

Duchess of Sussex prepares food parcels to go in the charity outreach van and writes personalised messages on fruit in the charity kitchenCredit:Getty In a separate charity visit to Empire Fighting Chance, a boxing club which helps vulnerable youngsters, he cleared a room to comfort a teenage boy who became emotional talking about the death of his father.The Duke of Sussex, who lost his own mother when he was 12 and he previously spoken of how boxing helped his mental health, spent 10 minutes talking privately to 15-year-old Iestyn about processing his grief, telling him: “The same thing happened to me.”The day was completed with a trip to refurbished Bristol Old Vic, where the Duchess made a heartfelt plea for the creative arts.   Duchess of Sussex prepares food parcels to go in the charity outreach van and writes personalised messages on fruit in the charity kitchen The Duchess of Sussex has written personal messages of empowerment and support for vulnerable sex workers on a series of bananas to be delivered to them on the streets. The Duchess, who visited a charity which helps women break free from sex work, homelessness and addiction, resolved to send a personal, handwritten message to those in need.During a tour of the kitchen at One25, a charity in Bristol, she was seized with inspiration, asking for a felt tipped pen to draw hearts and notes, including the words: “You are strong”, “You are loved”, “You are brave”, “You are special”.The fruit, which is part of a food parcel for sex workers, was due to be delivered by van, along with blankets, condoms, hot water bottles and advice from the charity’s experts, to women on the streets. The Duke of Sussex at the Bristol boxing club The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also visited the Old Vic theatre The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the charity during a day-long outing to a snowy Bristol, in which they delivered a series of heartfelt messages on subjects form the arts to mental health and grief.At One25, who had asked for the visit to be kept a secret until after the royal couple had left to protect the vulnerable women, they met volunteers, donors, service users and were given a tour of an outreach van which tours the red light district five nights a week. In the kitchen, as they were shown the food bags being prepared, the Duchess said: “Oh actually do you have a Sharpie marker? I have an idea.“I saw this project this woman had started somewhere in the States on a school lunch programme. On each of the bananas she wrote an affirmation, to make the kids feel really, like, empowered. It was the most incredible idea – this small gesture.”Declaring “I am in charge of the banana messaging!”, she wrote a series of short phrases and decorated the fruit with hearts. It is not the first time the duchess has used bananas to send a message.Shortly after she began dating Prince Harry’s, she uploaded a photograph of two bananas ‘spooning’, and more recently baked banana bread for farmers during a tour of Australia.  One charity volunteer called Sam, who is a former sex worker, said: “I can imagine being on the van, and [ hearing] ‘Meghan wrote this thing, and what?’ I think they might not eat it. I think that banana would be at home until it is rotten. Because I would do the same.”Anna Smith, the charity’s chief executive, told the couple: “The plight of our women is often very much misunderstood, and they are stigmatised and hidden from the world.” The Duke of Sussex at the Bristol boxing clubCredit:Tom Pilston As she spoke, the duchess spotted that Sam was looking nervous at the prospect of having to talk to the group. She told her: “Sometimes it is the lead-up that makes it more nerve-racking. You go first! It’s like ripping a bandaid off.”Prince Harry, speaking of how vulnerable women can be coerced, said: “When you were being groomed at such a young age, and this is the only thing you know, you completely lose faith in society. You lose trust in every man, and probably everyone else around you. From a mental health perspective you are broken.”They were not the only words of comfort offered by the Duke. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also visited the Old Vic theatreCredit:Marc Giddings “There’s so much of the emphasis in after school clubs on sport,” she said. “Channeling the energy you have into the creative arts and theatre and all of that is equally as important. “Sport isn’t for everyone, just as theatre isn’t for everyone.   “You can know that there’s a place [here] where you can find community, and sort of explore self discovery and other things you might be thinking about.”The Duke told youngsters of drama: “It’s more than a hobby isn’t it? It runs in your blood.”  The Duke and Duchess traveled by train, and undertook a walkabout despite the snow-lined streets.Meeting nursery school children, they appeared to be preparing for their impending parenthood as the Duke asked a woman supervising toddlers: “How do you keep them under control?” read more