BLOG: Governor Wolf Wishes Pennsylvanians a Happy Kwanzaa (VIDEO)

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter I’d like to take the opportunity to wish those of you celebrating Kwanzaa a very happy holiday.Starting today, Kwanzaa will be celebrated to honor the African heritage of African-American culture in the United States. For one week, many African-Americans across our state will enjoy the holiday by decorating their houses with colorful art, enjoying communal meals, and playing music that celebrate family ties, community bonds, and African-American culture.Kwanzaa is rooted in the African principles of unity, self-determination, collective work, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.I think that all Pennsylvanians can relate to these traditions not only during this week, but every day.The identity of our state and our nation has been shaped by this pan-African culture.When Kwanzaa was established in the US in 1966, in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, a celebration of this crucial aspect of our American culture was particularly important. It is just as important to rejoice in these traditions today as it was in 1966.Happy Kwanzaa to you all! BLOG: Governor Wolf Wishes Pennsylvanians a Happy Kwanzaa (VIDEO) Holidays,  The Blog,  Videos By: Governor Tom Wolf December 23, 2015 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Man U to install 1,500 barrier seats to allow fans stand next season

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United have received approval to install 1,500 barriers at its Old Trafford stadium next season.The barrier will allow supporters to safely stand, the Premier League side said on Wednesday. The club submitted their proposal to Trafford Council last year and the seats, which come with a rail for fans to lean on, when they stand, would be installed in the north-east quadrant of the stadium.Standing at grounds of the top two tiers is banned, but clubs have looked to find a middle ground, with Wolverhampton Wanderers installing rail seats at their Molineux stadium last year.“United will now discuss installation options with potential suppliers, working within current UK government recommendations relating to construction site operating procedures and social distancing,” the club said in a statement.The club’s Managing Director, Richard Arnold, said the seats would improve spectator safety in areas where fans are prone to standing more often during games.Arnold said: “It also allows us to future-proof the stadium in the event of any changes to the current all-seater stadium policy. “If the trial is successful, we may consider further implementation of barrier seating in other parts of the stadium.”Manchester United Supporters’ Trust said they were delighted that the club was given the go-ahead after campaigning for several years to make it a reality.Reuters/NAN.Tags: barrier seatsManchester UnitedMolineux StadiumTrafford Councillast_img read more

Rooney set to miss QPR fixture

first_img Rooney sat out Monday’s FA Cup defeat of Reading with a sinus problem, and although the 27-year-old has now returned to training, Ferguson feels it is unlikely he will be available at Loftus Road. “He came in for the first time yesterday and the medical people are dealing with him,” said the United boss. “He has been on medicine and hopefully he will start training today, but I wouldn’t think he would be available on Saturday.” If Ferguson’s assessment is correct, it would mean Rooney will have missed two-and-a-half weeks of action by the time United are next due to play, against Norwich at Old Trafford on March 2, just three days before the second leg of their Champions League encounter with Real Madrid. As Ferguson has repeatedly said Rooney needs matches to maintain his fitness, it may provide the United boss with an unwanted selection dilemma in addition to that surrounding Phil Jones, who only has an “outside chance” of being fit after suffering an ankle injury on Monday. Meanwhile, Ferguson insists he wants to keep Nani, but warned the winger his performances will dictate whether he gets his wish for a regular first-team berth. Although he initially flourished following Cristiano Ronaldo’s world-record transfer to Real Madrid in 2009, for the past 18 months Nani’s influence on United has started to wane. There have also been wranglings over contracts, with the Red Devils apparently unwilling to offer the Portugal international the kind of terms he wants. With 18 months left on his present deal, Zenit St Petersburg made an inquiry during the recent transfer window, whilst the completion of Wilfried Zaha’s move from Crystal Palace next summer has been viewed as a clear signal of impending departure. Yet Ferguson insists he would be a reluctant seller. “I would definitely prefer to keep him until the end of his contract,” said the United boss. “He is one of the best match winners in the game – and I am including the whole of Europe. “He has scored the most incredible goals. The boy has a talent for winning matches. We have been speaking to his agent for quite a few weeks now but it is entirely up to the boy himself.” Sir Alex Ferguson expects striker Wayne Rooney to miss Manchester United’s trip to QPR on Saturday.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI highlights: Bhuvneshwar 4/31, India win by 59 runs to lead series 1-0

first_imgNew Delhi: Virat Kohli finally broke his century drought as he blasted his 42nd century and eighth against the West Indies as his record-breaking knock, in addition to Shreyas Iyer’s attacking 71 helped India end on 279/7. Kohli sjared wonderful partnerships with Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer but the West Indies bowlers bowled well in patches as they looked to restrict the scoring. Kohli became the leading run-getter in ODIs against the West Indies but once both Kohli and Iyer departed, India struggled to end well in the death overs as West Indies struck at regular intervals. India’s score of 279/7 is good on a wicket that is slowing down and it could offer the spinners some assistance. In response, Chris Gayle shattered Brian Lara’s record of runs but fell cheaply. After a rain break reduced the game to 46 overs, Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran looked in good touch with Lewis scoring his sixth fifty. But, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took four wickets and West Indies’ lower order were blown away as India won the match by 59 runs via DLS method to take a 1-0 lead in the series.Below are the live updates: (SCORECARD)03:46 hrs IST: WICKET! Shami unleases the yorker and Oshane Thomas is cleaned up for 0. India have won the match by 59 runs via DLS method and take a 1-0 lead in the series.03:39 hrs IST: WICKET! The fun ends for Sheldon Cottrell as he slices a short ball and Jadeja runs back from backward point to take the catch at third man. West Indies are 209/9 in the 42nd over.03:37 hrs IST: Holder and Cottrell are delaying the inevitable as West Indies are 204/8 after 41 overs. Five overs to go.03:32 hrs IST: Cottrell blasts a six off Khaleel Ahmed and West Indies cross 200, but perhaps it is a bit too late for them. After 40 overs, West Indies are 201/8.03:24 hrs IST: The asking rate has gone past 11 and West Indies are struggling. After 39 overs, West Indies are 192/8. Can Bhuvneshwar get his five-wicket haul?03:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar takes his fourth wicket and Kemar Roach is cleaned up. West Indies are falling like ninepins and they are 182/8 in the 37th over.03:11 hrs IST: WICKET! A flurry of wickets now. Carlos Brathwaite falls as he slogs Ravindra Jadeja and holes out. West Indies are 180/7 in the 36th over.03:07 hrs IST: WICKET! Third wicket for Bhuvneshwar and Roston Chase gives catching practice back to the bowler. The 35th over has derailed the West Indies chase and they face a big task now. West Indies are 179/6 in the 35th over.03:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Bhuvneshwar and he gets the dangerous Pooran. The knuckle ball from Bhuvi and he shuffles to the off side, Pooran miscues the pull and is caught by Kohli. West Indies are 179/5 in the 35th over.03:01 hrs IST: A tight over from Khaleel Ahmed and West Indies are 178/4 after 34 overs.02:57 hrs IST: Shami drops Pooran and he concedes two boundaries, one a missed run out and the other a wonderful shot. West Indies are 175/4 after 33 overs.02:51 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from Khaleel and West Indies are 165/4 after 32 overs, needing 105 off 84 balls.02:43 hrs IST: Kuldeep Yadav finishes his spell of 10-0-59-2 and West Indies are 160/4 after 30 overs, needing 110 off 96 balls.02:39 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja is finally into the attack and West Indies are 154/4 after 29 overs. The DLS par score is pretty much tilted in West Indies’ favour. India need wickets.02:30 hrs IST: WICKET! Kuldeep breaks this dangerous stand and Lewis has to go back for 65. Lewis toe-ends the cut shot and Kohli at cover point times the jump perfectly to take a one-handed catch. West Indies are 148/4 in the 28th over.02:29 hrs IST: Sublime batting from both Lewis and Pooran. Why has Virat Kohli not introduced Ravindra Jadeja yet? West Indies are 147/3 after 27 overs02:24 hrs IST: Kuldeep gets thumped for yet another four by Evin Lewis and after 26 overs, West Indies are 138/3.02:20 hrs IST: Only one run in Kedar Jadhav’s over but West Indies are now ahead on the DLS par score. After 25 overs, West Indies are 130/3.02:18 hrs IST: Kuldeep continues to leak runs as Pooran blasts a six over deep midwicket and it almost goes into the car park. West Indies are 129/3 after 24 overs. They are still in this game.02:12 hrs IST: Pant concedes four byes and Lewis notches up his sixth fifty. West Indies remain in the hunt as they are 115/3 in the 23rd over.02:09 hrs IST: Pooran blasts yet another four off Kuldeep Yadav and West Indies remain in the hunt. After 22 overs, the hosts are 110/3 but they are eight runs behind the DLS par score.02:06 hrs IST: Brilliant shot from Nicholas Pooran as West Indies cross 100 thanks to a boundary to sweeper cover. After 21 overs, West Indies are 102/3.02:03 hrs IST: We will have a result in this match. After 20 overs, West Indies are 97/3 but they are behind the DLS par score.01:59 hrs IST: Four runs in the first over bowled by Kedar Jadhav and West Indies are 96/3 after 19 overs.01:54 hrs IST: WICKET! Kuldeep gets Hetmyer. Shortish and wide and Hetmyer slices the cut to cover point and the partnership is broken. West Indies are 92/3.01:51 hrs IST: Hetmyer and Lewis are finding the boundaries regularly as West Indies make solid progress. After 17 overs, West Indies are 89/2.01:45 hrs IST: Hetmyer blasts Kuldeep down the ground for a boundary as West Indies are making good progress after the rain break. West Indies are 79/2 after 16 overs.01:40 hrs IST: Lewis continues to find the boundary and West Indies are 69/2 after 15 overs.01:35 hrs IST: Lewis is looking confident as he sweeps Kuldeep to the deep square leg fence and West Indies are 64/2 after 14 overs.01:25 hrs IST: Play will resume at 01:30 hrs IST. The revised target for the West Indies is 270 from 46 overs.01:18 hrs IST: Play resume at 1:30 hrs IST with no reduction in overs. This will suit India better as the Duckworth Lewis par score was favouring West Indies.01:09 hrs IST: The rain has stopped and the ground staff are in the process of removing the covers. So, we might not lose any overs.00:58 hrs IST: We already had a 15-minute delay before and now we will start losing overs after 45 minutes. It is raining hard at the moment. We need another 43 balls to be bowled in order to constitute a result.00:55 hrs IST: Oh dear, India have lost the review and the rain has started. It is raining hard now. Let us hope the delay is not too long.00:49 hrs IST: WICKET! Hope’s poor form continues. Short of a length ball angled across, Hope does not get on top of the bounce for the cut and he drags it back onto the stumps. West Indies are 52/2 in the 13th over.00:34 hrs IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar traps Gayle in front and the left-hander wants a review. It is pitching in line and is hitting the stumps. Big wicket and West Indies are 45/1 after 9.3 overs.00:29 hrs IST: RECORD ALERT! What a moment for Chris Henry Gayle. Becomes the leading West Indies run-getter overall, breaks Brian Lara’s tally of 10405 runs. And he has done it at Lara’s home ground of Port of Spain. What an achievement for the Universe Boss. West Indies are 40/0 after nine overs00:20 hrs IST: Lewis was getting treatment for his ankle when he hit the six but he is alright as he gets an edge to the third man fence off Khaleel Ahmed. West Indies are 29/0 after seven overs.00:13 hrs IST: Evin Lewis is looking positive while Chris Gayle has started slowly. West Indies are 24/0 after six overs.23:59 hrs IST: Evin Lewis cracks a six off Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Chris Gayle has begun slowly. West Indies are 12/0 after three overs.23:16 hrs IST: India have ended on 279/7 after 50 overs. Good fightback from the West Indies in the death overs but this is still a good total on a pitch that is slowing down.23:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar holes out to deep extra cover as India lose wickets at regular intervals. India are 262/7 in the 48th over.22:58 hrs IST: WICKET! Kedar Jadhav is run-out as India continue to stumble in the death overs. India are 258/6 in the 47th over.22:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor shot from Iyer and Jason Holder gets the wicket. Full ball around the off stump and Iyer shuffles across and has a hoick across the line but misses it to get the leg stump pegged back. India are 250/5 after 45.2 overs.22:39 hrs IST: Play has resumed after the break. No overs have been lost.22:24 hrs IST: It is still drizzling at the Queens Park Oval as more covers are brought on. However, the sky is looking good in the far distance. However, the drainage in Port of Spain is terrible and that is possibly why the groundstaff have gotten more covers out.#22:11 hrs IST: OUT! Massive wicket for West Indies and they will have a sigh of relief as Kohli is gone here. It was a slower one from Brathwaite and Kohli looked to hoisk it across the line. The ball took a leading edge and finds the man at long off. End of brilliant innings. Kohli c Roach b Brathwaite 120(125) #22:08 hrs IST: FOUR, FOUR and FOUR: Virat Kohli is on the roll here. Though a bit lucky in his third shot that almost kissed the gloves of keeper. Score after 41 overs: IND 225-3; Kohli 120(124); Shreyas Iyer 56(52)22:06 hrs IST: FOUR! It was down the leg from Thomas and Kohli, who is in his sublime form, would not miss the gift. With 40 overs gone, the Indians are now accelerating.22:01 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer hits third ODI half century. What a talent this 24-year-old young lad is. The BCCI selectors will be regretting not picking up Iyer in the World Cup squad for the rest of their lives. The results could have been different. 21:59 hrs IST:  Score after 39 overs: IND 203-3; Shreyas Iyer 47(47) Kohli 107(117)21:56 hrs IST: Most ODI 100s as captain vs a team6 V Kohli vs WI5 R Ponting vs NZ4 R Ponting vs Eng4 R Ponting vs Ind4 AB de Villiers vs Ind21:53 hrs IST: Hundred comes up for Virat Kohli. His number 42nd. He is only behind Sachin Tendulkar’s who has 49 centuries. What a player he is. 21:50 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is on 99. He is just a run away from his 42nd Hundred.21:38 hrs IST: Kohli continues to make good progress as he glances Roach to the fine leg fence to move to 95. India are 180/3 after 35 overs.21:33 hrs IST: First six for India in this ODI series and it comes off Kohli’s blade. India are 171/3 after 34 overs.21:30 hrs IST: Kohli  overtakes Sourav Ganguly and becomes the eighth-highest run-getter in ODIs. He is nearing his century and Iyer is giving him good support. India are 163/3 after 33 overs.21:22 hrs IST: Kohli steers a short and wide ball from Jason Holder to the third man and Iyer repeats it. India are 157/3 after 32 overs.21:14 hrs IST: Kohli moves into the 70s with a brilliant straight drive off Chase and the offspinner ends with good figures of 10-1-37-1. After 30 overs, India are 143/3.21:10 hrs IST: Superb and lucky batting from Iyer. He upper-cuts a short ball brilliantly from Roach to the third man fence but off the last ball, he gets an outside edge that just goes past the keeper for a streaky boundary. India are 136/3 after 29 overs.21:02 hrs IST: Virat Kohli survives a run-out chance as he puts in the desperate dive to reach his crease. India are 124/3 after 27 overs.20:55 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer cracks a boundary to the deep backward point fence and India are 115/3 after 25 overs.20:44 hrs IST: WICKET! Once again, Pant fails to convert a start. Good length ball angled across and close to the off stump from Brathwaite, Pant hoicks the delivery to the leg side but drags it back onto the stumps. India are 101/3 in the 23rd over.20:42 hrs IST: Pant is dealing very cautiously with Roston Chase. India are 101/2 after 22 overs.20:34 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Chase bowls a good over to Rishabh Pant and India are 94/2 after 20 overs.20:28 hrs IST: After five good balls from Chase, Pant hangs back and late cuts a quicker delivery to the third man fence. India are 90/2 after 18 overs.20:25 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant gets going with a superb four off Sheldon Cottrell and India are 82/2 after 17 overs.20:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor shot from Rohit Sharma. Chase bowls a flighted delivery outside off and Rohit dances down the track to go over the top but he miscues it totally and cover runs back to take a good catch. Rohit gone for 18 and India are 76/2 after 15.3 overs.20:12 hrs IST: Deft touch from Virat Kohli and he gets to his 55th fifty. Can he convert it into a big score? India are 76/1 after 15 overs.20:07 hrs IST: Kohli smashes a boundary off Roston Chase and he nears his fifty. India are 71/1 after 14 overs.20:01 hrs IST: Roston Chase is into the attack now and India are 64/1 after 12 overs.19:56 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma creams a full ball straight down the ground to the long off boundary and India are 61/1 after 11 overs.19:50 hrs IST: Kohli and Rohit have notched up the fifty-run stand. The partnership is going well and India are in a good position after the end of the powerplay. India are 55/1 after 10 overs.19:40 hrs IST: 200 fours for Kohli in ODIs vs West Indies. Superb stuff from the Indian cricket team skipper and India are 38/1 after 7.3 overs.19:38 hrs IST: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma continue to bat positively but Oshane Thomas shows his worth by beating Kohli with a pacy outswinger. India are 34/1 after seven overs.19:33 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma gets going with a boundary to deep midwicket as Jason Holder bowls a ball too full on the pads. India are 30/1 after six overs.19:24 hrs IST: Virat Kohli gets his third four off Roach as he flicks a full ball to deep midwicket for a boundary. India are 20/1 after four overs.19:19 hrs IST: Good over from Cottrell as he beats Rohit Sharma’s outside edge with some extra pace and bounce off the Queens Park Oval deck. India are 14/1 after three overs.19:14 hrs IST: Virat Kohli gets going with two boundaries off Kemar Roach, one past extra cover and the other courtesy a thick inside edge to fine leg. India are 13/1 after two overs.19:06 hrs IST: WICKET! Superb review from the West Indies. Dhawan looks to play with a straight bat to a full ball that cuts back in slightly, he misses it and the ball hits the front pad. With one second remaining, West Indies take the review and replays show no bat and the ball is hitting middle stump. Dhawan gone. India 2/1 after 0.3 overs.18:39 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both sides. Fabian Allen is not playing for the West Indies.West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane ThomasIndia (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed18:32 hrs IST: India have chosen to bat against West Indies and they are unchanged. Virat Kohli says Rishabh Pant could bat at No.4 and Shreyas Iyer will bat at number five. 18:29 hrs IST: The pitch has a good grass covering and it is firm. It is a good surface where teams might be tempted to bat after winning the toss.18:20 hrs IST: What will the team do once they win the toss? One would say bowl first and exploit the conditions. In the last ODI series played at home, West Indies held the World Cup winners England 2-2.18:11 hrs IST: The ODI scenario is very interesting. For the next year or so, teams might focus more on T20s due to the 2020 World Cup. From 2021 onwards until the 2023 World Cup in India, ODIs might once again gain credence.18:02 hrs IST: The No.4 debate will be huge for India. Will Virat Kohli chuck experimentation and give a batsman a long rope ahead of the World T20, 2020, which is the next major event? For T20Is, it seems to be Manish Pandey and in ODIs, it could be Shreyas Iyer.17:55 hrs IST: Will India play two spinners or persist with the same team today? The pitch in Port of Spain assists both pace and spin and it will be interesting what the team composition for both sides will be.17:41 hrs IST: All eyes will be on Gayle as he is seven runs away from breaking Brian Lara’s record for most runs in ODIs. That it is happening in Trinidad, the home of Lara might not go down well with many Trinidadians but Gayle is a superstar in his own right in the Caribbean.17:25 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the second ODI between West Indies and India from Port of Spain in Trinidad. Firstly, the weather is absolutely fine and chances of rain are next to negligible. So, for all fans, the chances of a full match are very high.India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI Live Cricket Score Update: Kohli, Iyer boost India For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more