Matthews powers Hurricanes to win

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): Teenage West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews snatched a four-wicket haul to help Hobart Hurricanes stun Melbourne Renegades via the one-over eliminator in a thrilling contest in the Women’s Big Bash League here yesterday. Amy Satterthwaite’s unbeaten 52 had propelled Hurricanes to 121 for five off their 20 overs at Queen Elizabeth II Oval, and off-spinner Matthews then derailed the Renegades innings with four for 23 from her four overs, to ensure that the scores were level at the end. Set 13 to win from the one-over eliminator, Hurricanes easily reached their target with the 18-year-old Matthews and Satterthwaite gathering the required runs. The victory was the second straight for Hurricanes following their three-run verdict, also over Renegades, on Saturday. Sent in, Hurricanes lost Matthews cheaply for seven in the third over as they slumped to 56 for four in the 13th over. However, Satterthwaite struck four fours and a six in a 41-ball knock as she put on 45 for the fifth wicket with Corinne Hall (27) to bolster the innings. Renegades got a start of 32 from captain Rachel Priest (19) and Grace Harris (15) before Matthews, who shared the new ball, removed both in the fifth over to leave the hosts on 34 for two. However, Kris Britt (36) and Danielle Wyatt (35) added 70 for the third wicket, which seemed to put Renegades firmly in the driver’s seat at 104 for two in the 18th over. But Matthews intervened yet again, accounting for both Britt and Wyatt in her final over – the 18th of the innings – leaving six runs to get for victory off the last. Renegades were still favoured with one run required off the last ball, but Molly Strano (3) perished via the run-out route.last_img read more

Man United line-up v West Ham: Another academy gem to shine?

first_img1 Paddy McNair could feature for Man United against West Ham They have looked irresistible going forward and Van Gaal should stick with 4-1-3-2 to utilise his attacking weapons.The main issue for the Dutchman, though, is who will play next to Rojo in the centre.Daley Blind is the most likely candidate given his versatility, and that could mean a return to the starting XI for Darren Fletcher in defensive midfield.Luke Shaw is poised to make his full first team debut following his £27m move from Southampton in the summer, moving Rojo from the left.Alternatively, Van Gaal could opt for teenage defender Paddy McNair, with the 19-year-old centre-back rumoured to be close to a call-up.Given Blackett’s promotion from the reserves this season, it would be no surprise to see the young Northern Irishman take to the field against the Hammers.Going forward has not been an issue for the ‘Gaalaticos’, and United will likely continue with a front three of Radamel Falcao, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.Juan Mata is a popular figure among United’s fans, and his omission from last week’s first-team was a surprise and despite Van Persie’s languid performances, he is still likely to partner Falcao up top.Man United fans, how do you think you’ll line against West Ham? Comment below… 1 Man United can put their humiliating defeat to Leicester City behind them when they host West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday.The 5-3 loss to the Foxes saw Louis van Gaal’s side throw away a two-goal lead, which leaves the Red Devils with just five points from five games.And to compound the home side’s woes, centre-half Jonny Evans left the King Power Stadium on crutches, while Tyler Blackett is suspended following his late dismissal for bringing down Jamie Vardy.Chris Smalling (thigh), and Phil Jones (hamstring), are both absent, leaving Marcos Rojo as the Old Trafford side’s only fit centre-half.With this in mind, will Van Gaal stick to a 4-1-3-2 formation that has yielded seven goals in the past two games, or will he go back to 3-5-2 given the lack of defensive cover?And with the Merseyside and north London derbies this weekend, Man United have the chance to close the gap on the teams above them in their quest for Champions League football.Possible Man United line-up against West Ham:last_img read more

Sailor in iconic VJ Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

first_img Posted: February 18, 2019 Updated: 11:55 AM AP, AP FacebookTwitter February 18, 2019 Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95.Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, his daughter, Sharon Molleur, told The Providence Journal.In this Aug. 14, 1945 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a sailor and a woman kiss in New York’s Times Square, as people celebrate the end of World War II. The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95. It was years after the photo was taken that Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, were confirmed to be the couple. (Victor Jorgensen/U.S. Navy, File)Mendonsa was shown kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, on Aug. 14, 1945. Known as V-J Day, it was the day Japan surrendered to the United States. People spilled into the New York City streets to celebrate the news.Mendonsa planted a kiss on Friedman, whom he had never met.The photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt was first published in Life magazine and is called “V-J Day in Times Square,” but is known to most as “The Kiss.” It became one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century, and is a popular image used on posters.Several people later claimed to be the kissing couple. It was years before Mendonsa and Friedman were confirmed to be the couple.Mendonsa served on a destroyer during the war and was on leave when the end of the war was announced.When he was honored at the Rhode Island State House in 2015, Mendonsa spoke about the kiss. He said Friedman reminded him of nurses on a hospital ship that he saw care for wounded sailors.“I saw what those nurses did that day and now back in Times Square the war ends, a few drinks, so I grabbed the nurse,” Mendonsa said, WPRI-TV reported .Friedman said in a 2005 interview with the Veterans History Project that it wasn’t her choice to be kissed.“The guy just came over and kissed or grabbed,” she told the Library of Congress.She added, “It was just somebody really celebrating. But it wasn’t a romantic event.”Mendonsa died two days before his 96th birthday. The family has not yet made funeral arrangements.Friedman fled Austria during the war as a 15-year-old girl. She died in 2016 at the age of 92 at a hospital in Richmond, Virginia, from complications of old age.last_img read more

Youth found hanging in Digha hotel police begin murder case

first_imgKolkata: East Midnapore police have started a murder case in connection with a 30-year-old youth being found hanging from the ceiling fan inside a hotel in Digha.The family members of the victim, Abhijit Dutta, lodged a complaint at the local police station against Dr Sujay Dutta, his wife Payel and his cousin brother Tinku Mondal. Police have asked the trio not to go out of Digha for the sake of investigation.They were interrogated till late Friday night. Police are trying to ascertain if they were involved in the incident. A police picket has also been set up outside the hotel where the doctor and his family had been staying. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsDutta, a resident of Howrah’s Liluah, drove to Digha in a car belonging to a Howrah-based doctor’s family. The doctor had engaged Dutta as the driver of the car around a week ago. According to the police, the doctor, his family members boarded a hotel at New Digha along with the victim. Police also came to know during investigation that all the three youths including the doctor consumed alcohol inside a room of the hotel till late Thursday night, while the doctor’s wife had been sleeping in an adjacent room. It was alleged that the victim tried to assault the woman. His body was found hanging from the ceiling of a room on Friday morning.last_img read more

Graft case ED raids house in Tollygunge

first_imgKolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Thursday raided a house in Tollygunge and seized documents.The ED officials are also investigating the links between the business which did not deposit PF of its employees and had links with the assistant PF commissioner.The ED officials have got information of 55 bank accounts which the accused officer shares with his relatives. They are probing the matter.Earlier, ED officials had raided six different places in the city, in connection with graft charges against Ramesh Singh, the accused officer. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedOfficers of the ED had got divided into separate teams and conducted raids at places including Park Street, Behala, Charu Market and Baruipur, including the office of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) at Park Street.Sangeeta Singh, wife of Ramesh, had submitted relevant documents to Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the case on Wednesday. Sources said that the ED officials have asked her certain questions in connection with the case.last_img read more

Airlines in the US expecting 4 increase in passengers this spring

first_imgAirlines in the U.S. expecting 4% increase in passengers this spring The Canadian Press DALLAS — Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U.S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4% over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush.The trade group Airlines for America forecast Monday that a record 145 million U.S. passengers will fly between March 1 and April 30.The group’s chief economist says traffic will rise because airfares have been falling while economic indicators such as household wealth and job creation are rising. Tags: America Posted bycenter_img Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img