Recognizing Veterans Day in Pennsylvania (VIDEO)

first_img  SHARE  TWEET By: Governor Tom Wolf The Blog,  Videos November 11, 2016 Today we come together to recognize all our distinguished veterans whose service has allowed our nation to prosper and has allowed us all to live in freedom.Our veterans disregard personal well-being and act with incredible honor to preserve for us, the citizens of this great nation, a gift of unapproachable magnitude: our freedom.We owe an inexpressible debt to our distinguished veterans, and today in special recognition of their courageous efforts, I would like to honor these brave men and women and encourage all citizens to celebrate and thank these American heroes of the past and present.On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all veterans for their selfless service to this country. Thank you.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Recognizing Veterans Day in Pennsylvania (VIDEO)last_img read more

Balltec Delivers Floatmast Mooring Connectors and Tensioners

first_imgBalltec has recently secured and supplied a contract from Streamlined Naval Architects, based in Greece, for the design, manufacture, testing and supply of 4 subsea adjustable mooring connectors and hydraulic tensioners. The connectors and tensioners will moor Floatmast’s Floating Met Mast Tension Leg Platform demonstration project off the Greek island of Makronisos for a period of 12 months.This demonstration project, which is subject to a grant from the European Commission, will provide Floatmast with field data to verify the mast’s capabilities.Each adjustable mooring connector, rated to a minimum break load of 450 metric Tonnes, is designed with a self-activating mechanism to allow rapid deployment and connection of the mooring lines to the Floatmast with no diver intervention.Hydraulic tensioners will be also be installed onto each connector to adjust the mooring lines to the required tension. The operation of the tensioners will be controlled from the surface thus reducing installation time and costs, the company explains. Also included in Balltec’s scope of supply are 4 H Links to connect each mooring line to the subsea base.last_img read more

Milos Teodosic finding a home during his rookie season with Clippers

first_img“The thing I love about Milos is that he’s a winner,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said after the team’s 113-105 victory over Orlando. “In games like these, that’s when he’s at his best. We needed someone to be competitive and I thought Milos was that.”Teodosic has adapted slowly but certainly to the NBA game. He’ll never be a lock-down defender like injured Clippers teammates Patrick Beverley and Avery Bradley and he’ll probably never be a binge-scorer like Austin Rivers or, especially, Lou Williams.“I learn every day,” he said. “I can’t tell you specifically. It’s a different thing every day. You learn different things about the game. I was ready. I know every night I’m going to guard someone like Kyrie Irving or some great players and I know it’s going to be tough for me, so I was prepared.”In hindsight, his timing was off. He said he should have made the jump to the NBA years ago.“I believe (it’s best) for a European player to come here when he is 23 or 24, that this is the perfect time because he has time to adjust his game and he has time to work on his strength of his body,” he said. “I think this is the right time for European players to come here.“There are a lot of European players who are playing well, because finally we realize the way we play basketball (needed to change). We need also to work on our body and our physicality. Before, when European guys came here, we were thin. Now, European players are coming here stronger.“That was the biggest difference. That’s my opinion.” “At least I came here. If I didn’t come, I for sure would be sorry.”Teodosic, who turns 31 on March 19, has found a home with the Clippers. He has averaged 9.4 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists in 25.2 minutes in 36 games, including 30 starts. His first season in the NBA got off to a rocky start, when he suffered a plantar fascia injury in his second game.He’s been sidelined for 29 games, including 22 because of the initial injury.The Clippers are 26-10 with him in their lineup and 10-19 without him.Teodosic had one of his best and most impactful games with the Clippers on Saturday against the Magic, when he scored 15 points on 5-for-10 shooting, made all four of his free throws and added seven assists with only two turnovers in 31 minutes, 7 seconds. They surrounded Milos Teodosic, cut off his escape routes and pressured him until he finally relented. Teodosic granted one of his rare interviews during his rookie season in the NBA, after the Clippers’ victory Saturday over the Orlando Magic at Staples Center.A group of reporters persisted until Teodosic agreed to talk about his decision to leave Europe after so many seasons as a superstar and sign with the Clippers as a free agent last summer. He expressed mild regrets about waiting to come to the NBA and he discussed the difficulties he’s faced.“I’m happy that I’m here and I think I made a good decision to come here,” said Teodosic, a media-shy Serbian point guard who played for six seasons with CSKA Moscow in Russia and four with Olympiakos in Greece before signing a two-season, $12-million contract with the Clippers.“This is the best league in the world with the best players. I’m real happy that right now I’m here playing with these great players right next to me. I believe I came a little bit late. I’m 30 or 31, so I wish I came when I was 25 or 26, so I can work on my body and my game.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh marches in Ann Arbor protest

first_imgJim Harbaugh, sporting a maize and blue mask, took part in an anti-police brutality march in Ann Arbor this morning.(Story by @samgododge/ photo by @jenna_kieser) https://t.co/EA8GylePqv pic.twitter.com/PED0zerfn9— Aaron McMann (@AaronMcMann) June 2, 2020MLive.com reports Michigan basketball player Isaiah Livers and a few members of the football team joined the rally. Harbaugh broke his Twitter silence Monday to express his views on the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died in police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes.”I believe in equal justice for all,” Harbaugh tweeted. “All injustice should be confronted and punished. It has to be equal and fair for all, and no one can be above the law. I pray we can get there!”I am really proud of @JayHarbaugh @JamesHarbaughJr @grace_harbaugh for expressing themselves.I believe in equal justice for all.All injustice should be confronted and punished. It has to be equal and fair for all, and no one can be above the law. I pray we can get there! https://t.co/d7JQkZqdzW— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) May 31, 2020Harbaugh is entering his sixth season as Michigan’s football coach. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh joined a peaceful protest against police brutality in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Tuesday.Harbaugh, who wore a maize and blue mask, marched with protesters, Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor, police chief Michael Cox and Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, according to MLive.com.last_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL TOYCO ‘ARKLU’ SMASH GENDER STEREOTYPES WITH POWERFUL EVERY GIRL’S A SUPERHERO VIDEO

first_imgDDTV: Donegal based doll manufacturing company ARKLU have created a clever and innovative new video which is aimed directly at smashing down gender stereotypes.The video, (embedded above) is called ‘Every Girl’s A Superhero’ and has went viral since its release. The two-minute video clip and has impressed a whole host of top toy retailers in the US with its powerful message.ARKLU decided to create this video based on the recurring issue of ‘toxic beauty’, where they aim to prove ‘Every Girl Can Be A Superhero.’The ARKLU/LOTTIE message communicates choice and balance in children’s toys, which, in view of the recent discussions about ‘normal Barbie –Lammily’ and the Australian campaign against gender marketing #nogenderdecemeber, is significant.”ARKLU are an Irish innovative start up toyco, developed by Donegal born Ian Harkin (Managing Director). They’ve made remarkable progress in the USA where there LOTTIE products are on sale in over 1400 independent toy retailers as well as Toys R US, Hallmark and Barnes and Noble.So far this year, they’ve sold an astonishing 300k dolls and 200k accessories.In Ireland, last month locally they were awarded the Chamber of Commerce Growth in Export Award.Nationally they’ve been awarded with The Ulster Bank (Ulster) Business Start Up Award and LOTTIE has featured on The RTÉ Late Late Toy Show.The video is fun, cute – but has a wider, powerful message about smashing stereotypes and burying toxic messages about beauty.It features dolls with collaborations including the European Space Agency and TrowelBlazers. In the past week, representatives of ARKLU have been on BBC Radio4 (discussion about realistic dolls) and AlJazeera USA TV programme ‘The Stream’ (discussing gendered toy marketing).LOTTIE dolls are ethnically diverse, have a ‘childlike’ body based on the dimensions of a 9 year old child, and do a balanced range of activities that real kids do.The Super LOTTIE superhero outfit has been designed by a child (6 year old Lily), the result of a global crowd sourced design competition.About the video: Girls (..and boys) deserve a wider variety of toys.Let’s move beyond unrealistic beauty ideals, take a hammer to limiting stereotypes, and instead lead with confidence, and celebrate the uniqueness of EVERY girl.As you can see in the video above the LOTTIE dolls stopmotion animation video, “Every Girl’s a Superhero!,” opens with three hard-hitting messages that inspire girls to #BeBold, #BeBrave, #BeYou, before launching into a series of girls taking part in adventurous escapades under the watchful aegis of Super LOTTIE.Each scene depicts how girls don’t require super-powers to be a superhero, but how acts of kindness, bravery, overcoming challenges, breaking boundaries, and remaining true to oneself are all superhero qualities.Lucie Follett, Co-Founder and Creative Director of ARKLU, told Donegal Daily, “We wanted to create something really inspiring, upbeat, fun and positive, targeted towards children.“But also to demonstrate in a light-hearted manner how we’re working to ‘bury’ the toxic beauty standards that pervade society and have such negative implications for girls.“We want girls to see the full range of possibilities open to them, and girls being supportive of one another in their interests and activities, however diverse those choices might be.Lucie concluded by saying, “Every girl is unique and that uniqueness should be celebrated.“We hope this video inspires girls to express their adventurous spirit and originality.The stop-motion features forthcoming science-themed LOTTIE dolls: ‘Stargazer LOTTIE’ doll which is collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), and ‘Fossil Hunter’ LOTTIE doll which is collaboration with TrowelBlazers, an international team of scientists dedicated to highlighting the contributions of women to archaeology, geology, and palaeontology.Stargazer and Fossil Hunter Lottie dolls will launch in 2015.For more info go to www.lottie.comDDTV: DONEGAL TOYCO ‘ARKLU’ SMASH GENDER STEREOTYPES WITH POWERFUL EVERY GIRL’S A SUPERHERO VIDEO was last modified: December 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ARKLUBusinessDDTVEvery Girl’s a SuperheroFeaturesLottie dollsnewsvideolast_img read more

Appeal launched to help find lost wedding ring in Buncrana

first_imgAn appeal has been lauched in Buncrana for public assistance in finding a missing wedding ring of huge sentimental value.The wedding ring was lost in Buncrana yesterday (Saturday).The ring can be seen pictured above. Anyone who may have found the ring is being urged to contact Trisha McManus on FacebookAppeal launched to help find lost wedding ring in Buncrana was last modified: June 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Two weather alerts for Donegal as Storm Lorenzo approaches

first_imgDonegal will be under two weather warnings tomorrow (Thursday) as Storm Lorenzo hits Ireland.A Status Yellow Rain and Wind warning will be in place for all of Ireland from Thursday morning at 9am until Friday morning.Heavy rain, flooding and disruptive winds are forecast for all counties for the duration of the storm. Western counties will see the worst of the strong storm. Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick on Thursday night.High seas will make coastal flooding a strong possibility, according to forecasters, while gusts of up to 100km/h could bring down trees and lead to power outages.The National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) are meeting at 10.30am to discuss the impact of the storm. Donegal County Council has activated its Severe Weather Assessment Team in response to the event.“The exact track Lorenzo will take over Ireland is still subject to change. The most severe winds associated with Lorenzo are likely in Atlantic coastal parts on the southern flank of the storm, however strong winds are possible in all areas,” said Met Eireann. Two weather alerts for Donegal as Storm Lorenzo approaches was last modified: October 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tasty turkey tidbits

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Feasting on Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings is something many people eagerly anticipate. Deep conversation over dinner about the details of one’s personal life or the election results…not so much.If you think you might find yourself in search of non-controversial conversation starters while enjoying your holiday meal, consider the tasty turkey tidbits below. • The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey on the average cost of a classic Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings for 10 is much-anticipated. This year’s tally is something to be thankful for, coming in at $49.87 — down 24 cents (less than 1%) compared to 2015. • President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, supposedly as a response to a campaign organized by magazine editor Sara Joseph Hale. In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving Day forward one week to the fourth Thursday of November, as it is presently celebrated. Plymouth Plantation recounts the history of the first Thanksgiving, as Gov. William Bradford’s description of the Pilgrims’ first autumn in Plymouth makes clear, “There was great store of wild turkeys, of which they took many, besides venison, etc.” • In 2015, more than 233 million turkeys were raised, with about 212 million consumed in the U.S. Thanksgiving is the biggest day for turkey consumption (46 million), followed by Christmas (22 million) and Easter (19 million). • Nearly 88% of Americans surveyed eat turkey at Thanksgiving. The average weight of turkeys purchased for Thanksgiving is 16 pounds. In 2015, per capita turkey consumption was 16 pounds, compared to 8.3 pounds in 1975. • Benjamin Franklin, who proposed the turkey as the official United States’ bird, was dismayed when the bald eagle was chosen instead. Franklin wrote to his daughter, referring to the eagle’s “bad moral character,” saying, “I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country! The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.” • The naturally mild taste of turkey, a nutrient-rich protein, combines readily with different seasonings, making it an ideal choice in spicy ethnic dishes, as a substitute for higher-fat meats in favorite recipes and as a complement to other foods on the plate. • Many people report drowsiness after eating Thanksgiving dinner. While turkey often receives the blame, recent studies suggest that carbohydrate-rich meals may cause sleepiness by increasing the number of tryptophans in the brain. So, the unusually large, multi-course, carbohydrate-rich meal most people eat on Thanksgiving is more likely the reason a late afternoon nap seems like such a good idea. • White meat turkey is generally preferred in the U.S. A turkey typically has about 70% white meat and 30% dark meat. White meat has fewer calories and less fat than dark meat. The rich flavor of dark meat is especially valued in soup and stew recipes. It also holds up well in rich marinades and is a perfect choice for grilling and barbecuing. • Turkey is listed among the top 10 foods for your eyes because it’s rich in zinc (plus the B-vitamin niacin protects against cataracts). • Only tom (male) turkeys gobble; hens (females) make a clicking noise.last_img read more

Only 10 teams to play World Cup 2015: ICC

first_imgInternational Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat on Monday announced that the body’s executive board has reaffirmed an earlier decision to cut down the number of teams in the 2015 World Cup, to be cohosted by Australia and New Zealand, making it a 10-team affair.There had been some reports that the board could revise the number of participants to 12, but according to Lorgat, the format of the next edition could be similar to 1992, which was fought among nine teams in a roundrobin-cum-knock-out (semi-final onwards) format.” The executive board will take a final decision on the format when it meets in October, but it has reconfirmed that it will be a 10- team competition, a reduction from the current 14 teams,” he said. ” The 1992 tournament was a nine-team tournament and we may replicate that.” In another decision, the board has decided that after the 2019 World Cup, there would be promotions and relegations introduced in the proposed ODI league and the ICC World Twenty20 would be fought by 16 teams to allow six associate or affiliate members the chance to take part in a global ICC event every two years.Looking back at the event, Lorgat said the ICC will review the ticketing procedures which had created a lot of criticism in the just- concluded edition. Tickets were reportedly sold at a premium in the black market on a number of occasions and Lorgat said these things are to be condemned. ” We do not condone such behaviour.We will conduct proper investigation and if any action needed to be taken it will be done,” he said. Lorgat said the fact that Sachin Tendulkar ended up with a World Cup medal was among the highlights of the tournament.advertisement”It was sentimental that Sachin Tendulkar walked away with the winners’ medal – that will stay in my mind. I will credit the players for the brilliant cricket they played,” he said.He defended the tax- exemption waiver the ICC has received from the Indian government, saying this was part of the host nation agreement that the world governing body always insisted on before awarding any of its events.”For every one of our events, we seek exemption from tax. The hosts need to give a guarantee. We got it from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and got it from India last week,” he said.last_img read more

India vs England: 5th Test, Day 1- As it happened!

first_imgEngland won the toss and elected to field first against IndiaWelcome to the coverage of Day 1 of the 5th Test between India and England from the Oval stadium in London.ScorecardEngland thoroughly dominated Day 1 against India, yet again. India witnessed another batting collapse with Dhoni providing the solo act. Yes, it was an all too familiar script. India’s batting sheet could have been uglier if not for a resilient 82 from Dhoni. Ishant hung on with his skipper as India scrambled close to the 150-mark. Later on, Cook and Robson fortified England’s position. The Indian bowlers stuck to tight lines and lengths but the English openers were up to the task. The only cause for alarm came when Bhuvi pinned Cook on the pads in the 9th over. The ball had pitched in line with the leg-stump and was heading towards middle but ump Reiffel negated that shout. As it stands, England just trail by 86 runs with all 10 wickets in the bank. Can India rally round tomorrow? Or will England bat big and push the visitors to the brink?The only mark India has left on this series is on Stuart Broad’s face. #IndvsEng #EngvsInd #StuartBroad udit gupta (@uditg91) August 15, 2014With Alastair Cook(24) and Sam Robson(33) at the crease, England end Day 1 at 62/0 after 19 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!18.1 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson was looking to fend it towards leg but gets an inside edge past the stumps for a boundary. Robson was REALLY LUCKY there!!Varun Aaron will bowl the FINAL OVER of the day!! advertisement18.1 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson was looking to fend it towards leg but gets an inside edge past the stumps for a boundary. Robson was REALLY LUCKY there!! With Alastair Cook(24) and Sam Robson(29) at the crease, England are currently at 58/0 after 18 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!17.4 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook goes for the drive and gets an outside edge towards third man for a boundary. With Alastair Cook(19) and Sam Robson(27) at the crease, England are currently at 51/0 after 16 overs.England thrashing India on our Independence Day. Well this is classic. Clearly a history behind this one. #IndvsEng #disappointed Soniya Kanchan (@soniyak06) August 15, 2014THREE RUNS off the over!! Stuart Binny will bowl from the other end for India. With Alastair Cook(16) and Sam Robson(27) at the crease, England are currently at 48/0 after 15 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!14.6 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson leans into the drive and sends it racing past extra cover for a boundary.First change, Varun Aaron comes into the attack for India. With Alastair Cook(13) and Sam Robson(21) at the crease, England are currently at 39/0 after 13 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!! 12.1 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for a boundary. Robson is GROWING IN CONFIDENCE here!! With Alastair Cook(13) and Sam Robson(16) at the crease, England are currently at 30/0 after 12 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!! 11.2 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson was looking to push at it and gets an outside edge past the slips for a boundary.Ishant Sharma & Inning Extras (7 each) scored more runs than Gambhir, Pujara, Kohli & Rahane put together(10). Sums up the series. #IndvsEng Banna (@TheBigDowg) August 15, 2014With Alastair Cook(12) and Sam Robson(11) at the crease, England are currently at 24/0 after 11 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!10.6 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson goes on the frontfoot and creams it past mid-off for a boundary. BEAUTIFUL SHOT from Robson!! With Alastair Cook(12) and Sam Robson(7) at the crease, England are currently at 20/0 after 10 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!8.1 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook leans forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary. Stat Update: A total of 466 runs have been aggregated by the 10th wicket in this series – more than in any other Test series in history. With Alastair Cook(1) and Sam Robson(2) at the crease, England are currently at 3/0 after two overs.If Ishant sharma can take 5 wickets today..we can win this match.. or varun aron has to break some noses. #IndvsEng #EngvInd #Oval Shaukeen (@Naidu_Pramod) August 15, 2014ONE RUN off the over!! Ishant Sharma will bowl from the other end for India.With Alastair Cook(1) and Sam Robson(1) at the crease, England are currently at 2/0 after one over.TWO RUNS off the over!! Alastair Cook and Sam Robson are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India. India are finally rolled out. The last wicket pair of Dhoni and Ishant resisted the hosts for almost 17 overs. The duo added 58 runs as well, with the skipper being the aggressor. Dhoni has given India some total to bowl at after his side were 90/9 and reaching 100 looked improbable. England batsmen will have around 26 overs to bat today. They will look to see it out without losing too many wickets. Can the Indian bowlers get the same sort of movement as their counterparts?advertisementIf ever an Indian capt played so well in trying conditions n deserved a 100 it was this @msdhoni effort. He put to shame the rest #INDvsENG Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) August 15, 2014That’s the END OF 1st INNINGS for India!!An ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT INNINGS under pressure from MSD!!61.1 overs: OUT!! Stuart Broad has got MS Dhoni out caught at long leg. Dhoni goes for the pull and sends it straight down the throat of Chris Woakes who doesn’t drop those. MS Dhoni’s gritty innings come to an end at 82 runs off 140 balls with 15 boundaries and a six. With Ishant Sharma(7) and MS Dhoni(82) at the crease, India are currently at 148/9 after 61 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!60.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni punches it off the backfoot and sends it racing through covers for another boundary. MSD INCHES CLOSER to his ton!!60.1 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni goes on the backfoot and clouts the pull towards long leg for a boundary. With Ishant Sharma(5) and MS Dhoni(74) at the crease, India are currently at 137/9 after 59 overs.New found respect for MSD. Still don’t agree with a lot of his decisions & strategies but he has shown great courage on this tour. #IndvsEng Banna (@TheBigDowg) August 15, 2014SIX RUNS off the over!!58.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni goes forward and flicks it over mid-on for a boundary. With Ishant Sharma(4) and MS Dhoni(69) at the crease, India are currently at 131/9 after 58 overs.TWO RUNS off the over!! Stuart Broad will bowl from the other end for England.With Ishant Sharma(2) and MS Dhoni(69) at the crease, India are currently at 129/9 after 57 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!56.6 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni goes for the big shot and gets an outside edge over slips for a boundary.MS Dhoni and Ishant Sharma are out in the middle for India while James Anderson will start the proceedings for England.And, we’re back!! TEA: Well, India are not yet bowled out. Thanks to a gritty fifty from their skipper, the visitors have evaded the ignominy of registering their lowest total at the Oval. Farming the strike, Dhoni chanced his arm when needed, to offer some semblance of fight en route to his 4th fifty of the series. Early on, Stuart Binny nicked off to leave India tottering at 44-6. Bhuvi and Ashwin too could not last long with the support cast of Woakes and Jordan joining the party. Can Dhoni now push India past the 150-mark?With Ishant Sharma(2) and MS Dhoni(65) at the crease, India are currently at 125/9 after 56 overs.ONE RUN off the over!! Moeen Ali comes into the attack for England. Alastair Cook has BROUGHT HIS ACE to break India’s highest partnership in the game!! advertisementWith Ishant Sharma(2) and MS Dhoni(64) at the crease, India are currently at 124/9 after 54 overs.Chetan Bhagat’s next novel #HalfGirlfriend is all about Virat Kohli and how his gf is reducing his Test average to half.#IndvsEng #EngvInd Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) August 15, 2014SIX RUNS off the over!!53.5 overs: SIX!! MS Dhoni stands tall and smashes it over mid-off for the maximum. That was EFFORTLESS from MSD!! With Ishant Sharma(2) and MS Dhoni(58) at the crease, India are currently at 118/9 after 53 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!! 52.2 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni presses forward and smokes it through covers for a boundary. With Ishant Sharma(2) and MS Dhoni(53) at the crease, India are currently at 113/9 after 51 overs.Congrats to @msdhoni on one more fighting knock. hope the young indian batsman watching and learning from their skipper. @BCCI #IndvsEng VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 15, 2014That’s also Dhoni’s 4th FIFTY in the series!!50.6 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni waits for it and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. That brings up his 33rd TEST FIFTY for India!!50.2 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni picks the length early and hammers it over mid-off for a boundary. With Ishant Sharma(2) and MS Dhoni(40) at the crease, India are currently at 100/9 after 48 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Finally, Team India CRAWL TO 100 RUNS!!47.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni goes hard and slices it over backward point for a boundary. MSD KEEPS THEM COMING for India!! With Ishant Sharma(0) and MS Dhoni(36) at the crease, India are currently at 94/9 after 46 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!45.3 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni slashes hard and sends it racing past backward point for a boundary. With Ishant Sharma(0) and MS Dhoni(32) at the crease, India are currently at 90/9 after 45 overs.Ishant Sharma comes to the crease for India.That’s THIRD WICKET for Woakes!!44.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Woakes has got Varun Aaron out caught and bowled. Aaron was looking to flick it towards long leg but gets a top-edge that goes straight into the hands of Woakes for a simple catch. Varun Aaron departs after scoring one run off 17 balls. With Varun Aaron(1) and MS Dhoni(32) at the crease, India are currently at 90/8 after 44 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!43.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni reaches out and slaps it past backward point for a boundary. With Varun Aaron(0) and MS Dhoni(26) at the crease, India are currently at 83/8 after 41 overs.Tym 4 selectors 2 throw dese paper tigers into Ranji matches. Simple but strong msg should suffice, prove urself der & come back. #IndvsEng Anup Kumar (@Anuptalks) August 15, 2014FOUR RUNS off the over!!40.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni hangs back and crashes the cut past backward point for a blazing boundary. With Varun Aaron(0) and MS Dhoni(22) at the crease, India are currently at 79/8 after 40 overs.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Jordan!!Varun Aaron comes to the crease for India.It’s BAD TO FARCE for Team India!!39.1 overs: OUT!! Chris Jordan has got Bhuvneshwar Kumar out caught by the wicket-keeper. Kumar was looking to cut but gets a faint edge through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Bhuvneshwar Kumar departs after scoring five runs off 11 balls with a boundary. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar(5) and MS Dhoni(22) at the crease, India are currently at 79/7 after 39 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!38.2 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni gets on the frontfoot and smacks it past extra cover for a boundary. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar(4) and MS Dhoni(17) at the crease, India are currently at 73/7 after 38 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!37.2 overs: FOUR!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar flays the upper cut and sends it towards third man for a boundary.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Woakes!!Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to the crease for India.36.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Woakes has got Ravichandran Ashwin out caught at gully. Ashwin slashes hard and gets an outside edge through to Joe Root who takes it cleanly. Ravichandran Ashwin departs after scoring 13 runs off 17 balls with a boundary. With Ravichandran Ashwin(4) and MS Dhoni(14) at the crease, India are currently at 56/6 after 32 overs.For those who missed action in the fourth Test, Indian batsmen are playing the highlights again! #IndvsEng bharathnt (@bharath1) August 15, 2014EIGHT RUNS off the over!!31.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for another boundary. MSD has SHIFTED GEARS here!!31.1 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni gets forward and hammers it through covers for a boundary.With Ravichandran Ashwin(4) and MS Dhoni(6) at the crease, India are currently at 48/6 after 31 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!30.4 overs: FOUR!! Ravichandran Ashwin had no clue about that one as the ball takes the inside edge past the stumps for a boundary. LUCKY ESCAPE for Ashwin!!Ravichandran Ashwin comes to the crease for India.30.3 overs: OUT!! James Anderson has got Stuart Binny out caught at first slip. Binny was lured into the drive and gets an outside edge through to Alastair Cook who takes it comfortably. Stuart Binny departs after scoring five runs off 30 balls. With Stuart Binny(4) and MS Dhoni(6) at the crease, India are currently at 43/5 after 27 overs.Anderson starts off with a MAIDEN!! James Anderson will bowl from the other end for England.That’s a MAIDEN from Broad!! MS Dhoni and Stuart Binny are out in the middle for India while Stuart Broad will start the proceedings for England.And, we’re back!! LUNCH: Anderson walks up to Woakes and pats him on the back. England dominated that session. Sorry state of affairs continues for the Indian batsmen as they queued up to get back to the dressing room. Gambhir for a golden duck, Pujara bowled. Kohli lbw not offering a shot. Rahane to a check drive for the second consecutive time. Vijay to a prod outside off. Sounds very familiar, doesn’t it? Anderson and Broad bowled superbly and then Jordan and Woakes took over, keeping the pressure on and then reaping handsome rewards.Stat Update: MS Dhoni is batting in the first session of a Test match for only the second time in his career. First time? Last Test at Old Trafford when India were 8/4. India is celebrating #IndependenceDay whilst we’re doing miserably at the Oval…Come on lads give us something to be proud of! #IndvsEng Vedika Bahl (@itsmevedika) August 15, 2014With Stuart Binny(0) and MS Dhoni(4) at the crease, India are currently at 36/5 after 20 overs.India are surrendering to English men again.. This one comes after 67 years of independence.. Pity at oval #IndvsEng vignesh pandian (@vicky_pandian) August 15, 2014That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Woakes!!Stuart Binny comes out in the middle for India.It’s RAINING WICKETS once again for England!!18.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Woakes has got Murali VIjay out caught at gully. Vijay was looking to push it towards covers but gets an outside edge through to Joe Root who takes it comfortably. Murali Vijay departs after scoring 18 runs off 64 balls. Another WICKET FALLS for India!! With Murali Vijay(15) and MS Dhoni(4) at the crease, India are currently at 33/4 after 17 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!16.5 overs: FOUR!! MS Dhoni goes for the drive and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary. LUCKY ESCAPE for MSD!! With Murali Vijay(14) and MS Dhoni(0) at the crease, India are currently at 28/4 after 16 overs.India getting thrashed on Independence Day and that too by England… Kya yaar! #IndvsEng T (@dvantej) August 15, 2014That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Jordan!!MS Dhoni comes to the crease for India.15.6 overs: OUT!! Chris Jordan has got Ajinkya Rahane out caught and bowled. Rahane goes for the drive and punches back towards Jordan who dives forward and takes the catch in his follow-through. Ajinkya Rahane departs for a duck. With Murali Vijay(12) and Ajinkya Rahane(0) at the crease, India are currently at 26/3 after 14 overs.It is second time in this series kohli got out while not offering a shot. #IndVsEng ?l?? ?????? (@Alok_1993) August 15, 2014That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Jordan!!Ajinkya Rahane comes to the crease for India.Virat Kohli’s POOR RUN continues for India!!13.4 overs: That’s OUT!! Chris Jordan has got Virat Kohli out lbw on a good length delivery. Kohli was looking to leave as the ball nips back in to hit the pad in front of the stumps. Virat Kohli departs after scoring six runs off 18 balls with a boundary. With Murali Vijay(12) and Virat Kohli(5) at the crease, India are currently at 25/2 after 13 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!12.1 overs: FOUR!! Virat Kohli leans forward and drills it through mid-off for a boundary. FAB SHOT from Kohli!! With Murali Vijay(7) and Virat Kohli(0) at the crease, India are currently at 11/2 after seven overs. On track for another hammering, may be 2 days this time #IndvsEng Gourav Pandey (@gouravpandey) August 15, 2014Virat Kohli comes to the crease for India.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Broad!!Stuart Broad OPENS HIS ACCOUNT for England!!5.6 overs: OUT!! Stuart Broad has bowled Cheteshwar Pujara on a spectacular inswinger. Pujara was looking to play for the one that goes away as the ball sneaks through his defence and rattles the stumps. Cheteshwar Pujara departs after scoring four runs off 19 balls. Another BLOW for India!! That’s a MAIDEN from Broad!!Stuart Broad will bowl from the other end for England.Looks like Anderson will surpass Botham’s record in this match itself. #IndvsEng Dhiraj Salian (@dhiraj_salian) August 15, 2014THREE RUNS off the over!!Cheteshwar Pujara comes to the crease for India.It’s pretty much the SAME OLD STORY for India so far!!0.4 overs: That’s OUT!! James Anderson has got Gautam Gambhir out caught by the wicket-keeper. Gambhir was looking to play but it was too late to leave as the ball kisses the bottom of the bat through to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Gautam Gambhir departs for a golden duck. Gambhir’s POOR SHOW continues for India!!Murali Vijay and Gautam Gambhir are out in the middle for India while James Anderson will start the proceedings for England.Toss: England won the toss and elected to field first against India.Changes: India have made two changes with Ishant Sharma and Stuart Binny replacing Pankaj Singh and Ravindra Jadeja. On the other hand, England have decided to play the same team from the last Test match.Teams(from):England: Alastair Cook, Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.India: Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Stuart Binny, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Aaron, Ishant Sharmalast_img read more