Virat Kohli reveals which International cricketer is asking him to join TikTok!

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement 07uaNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsq5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3f1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p82ll3Would you ever consider trying this?😱lCan your students do this? 🌚8riRoller skating! Powered by Firework In the ongoing lock down and away from the field, cricketers have taken to social media to connect to their fan base. From videos of workouts, hobbies, or some funny banter with family members, the players are seen across a number of platforms. Team India skipper Virat Kohli, although being very active in both Twitter and Instagram, has not been seen on Tik Tok. However, the legendary batsman is now being urged to join the video sharing platform by none other than David Warner!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPOther than sharing videos on Instagram and joining for live sessions with fellow cricketers, David Warner has been very active on Tik Tok, with uploading regular videos. Even though a number of Indian cricketers are also seen on the platform, especially Yuzvendra Chahal, Kohli has not been active on Tik Tok. But, the Aussie batsman has been pushing Kohli to join him, the skipper recently revealed.In a recent Instagram live session with squad member and compatriot Ravichandran Ashwin, Kohli mentioned that Warner has been pushing him to join Tik Tok.Advertisement “He’s been after my life. He’s been asking me to do one,” Kohli said in the live session, as they were talking about the Aussie run machine.“I haven’t responded yet, but I will,” the Men in Blue skipper gave assurance to his supporters that he will be on the platform one day.Advertisement Ashwin himself also urged Kohli to try out the app. “I think there is a dinosaur thing on TikTok, you should give it a go,” the veteran spin bowler responded.Along with his wife and two kids, Warner has been creating Tik Tok videos in a frenzy, from doing ‘Thumka Challenge’ to dancing to Indian songs. The Sunrisers Hyderabad star also uploads them to his Instagram.With the suspension of the 2020 Indian Premier League season, Kohli and Warner will be seen in action on the pitch this December, as India will be on the tour of Australia.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-UEFA Champions League referee behind bars after drugs and prostitution bust‘Stone Cold Singh’ – John Cena’s nickname for Ranveer Singh Advertisementlast_img read more

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Sea Bright Dunesday Celebrates 20th Year with New Venue, Same Spirit

first_imgBy Brian DeakyneSEA BRIGHT – Few things have been the same in Sea Bright and neighboring towns since Super Storm Sandy devastated the area last fall.But on Saturday, at a new home, a touch of normalcy was restored to the borough with the return of Dunesday. With Donovan’s Reef – the regular home for the event – destroyed during the storm, the annual beach party for a charity was held at the Mad Hatter.Musician Pat Guadagno, one of several playing during Dunesday, sings and plays his guitar. Guadagno played for an hour in the afternoon during the 20th anniversary of Dunesday in Sea Bright.“This is about as special as Dunesday can be,” said Brian Kirk, who has run the event for two decades. “Not only is it the 20th anniversary, but to be able to bring people and money back to a town that needs it, it’s really special.”Despite the Mad Hatter also being damaged in the storm, owners decided to stay open outside for the summer, and give Dunesday a new Sea Bright home.“Brian approached me in January about having it here, and I just didn’t know if we would even be open,” Mad Hatter owner Scott Kelly said. “We were able to make it manageable for the summer.”The Mad Hatter will be knocked down and rebuilt in the fall. Because of the extent of the damage, most of the indoor facility has been destroyed and is not repairable, Kelly said.All proceeds from this year’s edition of Dunesday went to Sea Bright fire and first aid squads, which played a major role in the post-storm recovery in the town.“It was something that I can do, so I felt obligated to help,” Kirk said. “I’m fortunate that I have the ability to do something like this and to make Dunesday what it is.”Because of the storm, the Mad Hatter had to bring in food trucks and bathrooms plus get permission from the borough and state to run the event.Even with a different location, Kirk said the event came together smoothly and it was done without major media advertising.“Every Dunesday is different, but everyone came together once we found out we could do it here,” he said. “People tend to think that musicians should perform for free, and that annoys me. But, for a cause like this, they were happy to do it and I can say that I’m proud to be a part of this.”The 10-hour long event that ran from noon to 10 p.m. featured 10 bands and singers throughout the day.Dunesday was staffed by Donovan’s Reef employees who had lost their jobs after last year’s storm.“I’m nothing but gracious about this event here,” Dono­van’s Reef manager Susie Markson said, “to be able to bring this back to Sea Bright is great.”Markson, who said that she still has not returned home since the storm, said she is appreciative that Donovan’s employees were given an opportunity to work the event.“This year is much different,” Markson said. “The logistics of putting this together – between the portable bathrooms and ice truck and that stuff – compared to Donovan’s, where everything was controlled and fenced in, it’s really amazing.”Although Kirk said there was no monetary goal for Sea Bright fire and first aid squads, he said that any amount of money donated would be appreciated.“We just want to set it up and let it run,” he said.“I was out here every day after the storm,” Markson said, “and every day” Sea Bright fire and first aid squad members “were heroes.”Kirk projected that there would be approximately 3,000 attendees for the event at its peak near 5 p.m.“It’s great to have an idea 20 years ago and it turns into this,” Kirk said.“This is the Jersey Shore,” said Tim O’Neill, who has worked with Kirk at Dunes­day since its inception. “If this happened anywhere else, they probably wouldn’t be able to bounce back like this. People here take pride in this because it’s their beach and they didn’t want to lose it.”last_img read more

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Was that Port or Starboard?

first_imgThe motor yacht Satori rests atop old steamboat pilings at the Atlantic Highlands Marina as representatives from Tow Boat US inspect the damage. They were developing a plan to float the yacht off the pilings at high tide. The mishap occurred at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, as a Rhode Island couple were leaving from the marina for Florida. Security at the marina said no one was injured.last_img

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Bye Bye Butterflies: How to Bring Monarch Butterflies Back

first_imgBy Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen |How many monarch butterflies did you see along the East Coast during this year’s annual migration from New England to breeding grounds in Mexico?The orange-colored insects, weighing less than a postage stamp, usually pass through coastal New Jersey mid-to-late September on their approximately 2,500 mile trek.Some years are better than others, but according to the National Wildlife Federation, the monarch butterfly population has declined by 90 percent in the last 20 years. Their numbers went from an estimate of a peak of a billion in 1996-’97 to a low of 50 million 2012-’13.And we have only ourselves to blame. (Monarchs east of the Rocky Mountains follow several flyways that merge into one in central Texas. West of the Rockies, they fly south to California along the Pacific coast and overwinter near Santa Cruz and San Diego.)But we humans also can make a difference and help them get back on their feet, so to speak, by creating Monarch Waystations in our yards, communities, schools, and along highways and byways, by planting milkweed and nectar plants.The monarch butterfly population has declined by 90 percent in the last two decades. Photo by Gretchen van BenthuysenThe waystation project was created by MonarchWatch.org, a nonprofit education, conservation, and research program based at the University of Kansas. Its website lists thousands of stations across the U.S., including some in Little Silver, Atlantic Highlands, Rumson, Middletown and one at the Monmouth Museum on the Brookdale Community College campus.All monarchs — including those in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand — need milkweed to survive. It’s the only plant adult butterflies lay their eggs on because it’s the only thing baby caterpillars eat when they hatch.Pat Mahon, Shrewsbury, and Penny Raffetto, Neptune, both Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County since 2012, are part of the team that developed and maintains a certified waystation behind the Monmouth County Agricultural building, 4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold.In 2013 they created a nearby rain garden. A year later, Pat Eisemann, Manalapan, also a Master Gardener who grew up on an 80-acre farm in Freehold Township, suggested they add native milkweeds (New Jersey has three) and nectar plants to qualify as a waystation.“We did, and often saw lots of butterflies flying across the parking,” Mahon said.In 2015, Eisemann asked them to establish a dedicated Waystation.They began with plugs of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), that fall, Mahon explained.“In the spring of 2016 we added swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) and seeded the garden to provide nectar sources,” she said.During a recent garden visit, all four life stages of a monarch butterfly were observed: eggs on a leaf, a caterpillar munching milkweed, emerald green chrysalises (pupas) attached to the agricultural building’s brick walls and beneath a picnic table, and a new adult drying its wings.The gardeners plan to add perennials and host plants to attract the Black Swallowtail, the New Jersey State Butterfly, and the Painted Lady to the garden.“People plant a butterfly bush to attract them, but that’s like giving them cotton candy and they can’t do anything with that,” Raffetto said. “If they’re in your garden, why aren’t you doing something for their whole cycle?“If you plant a garden that’s balanced with the things they need they will come,” she said. “It only took two years to really get ours going and this year has been the most active with lots of butterflies and caterpillars.”All three gardeners warn that helping monarchs thrive is addicting.“I told my husband that less than 1 percent of all the eggs the butterfly lays makes it through the whole cycle,” Mahon said. “Now he studies the garden and brings in the baby caterpillars to an enclosure we built on the screened-in porch and feeds them milkweed leaves to survive.”They released 16 butterflies last month.Eisemann calls the late summer monarchs the “super generation.” They fly, only by day, to winter over in Mexico. The females return to the southern United States in the spring, mate, deposit their eggs, and die. They are followed by two or three short-lived – two to five weeks – generations that head north and repopulate. Then the cycle begins again.“Many people are helping, but don’t bother to register their garden,” Eisemann said. “Lots of teachers are adding it to their curriculum.”The Rutgers Master Gardeners and the Monarch Teacher Network co-sponsor an annual two-day seminar “Teaching and Learning With Monarch Butterflies” at the agricultural building open to all. The next one is scheduled for Aug. 19-20 at the Agricultural Building.Also, the annual Master Gardeners’ Spring Garden Days sale scheduled for May 10-11 sells milkweed and pollinator plants.Meanwhile, the Rutgers Master Gardeners’ office is staffed weekdays. Call 732-303-7617 for advice on waystations and other gardening issues or visit for free handouts that include lists of butterfly host and nectar plants, local milkweeds, native plants, and the Monarch Waystation how-to brochure.This article was first published in the Oct. 4-10, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. Various organizations that monitor monarchs point to the following for the decline:Herbicide-based agriculture destroying milkweed and nectar plantsFragmentation and loss of habitat due to real estate and agricultural developmentIllegal logging of oyamel fir trees in Mexico where the monarchs overwinterClimate change causing severe weather harmful to the insects and their habitatlast_img read more

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White Rock nips Mount Sentinel in three-set thriller at Single-A Volleyball Championships

first_imgThe road to adding another blue banner to the walls of the Mount Sentinel gymnasium just got a little tougher for the Wildcats.White Rock Christian Academy edged the host Casts 15-9 in the third game of the best-of-three match to defeat the host school 2-1 in round robin play Thursday at the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships.The game was played at the L.V. Rogers Hangar in Nelson.The Wildcats drop to second in C-Division and meet Kootenay rival Fernie Falcons in playoff action Friday.The Wildcats appeared poised to sweep the match against White Rock after opening with a 25-19 victory in set one. However, the Lower Mainland squad rallied back to tie the match with a thriling 25-22 win before continuing the momentum in set three.The Wildcats opened the tournament by bouncing Credo Christian 2-0.After being taken to a 27-25 first set win, Mount Sentinel returned to form in the second game to outlast Similkameen of Keremeos 2-0.Top-ranked Kelowna Christian breezed to a three-match win to claim the A Division title.However, pre-tourney favourite Immaculata was upset 2-0 in B-Division play by Duncan Christian.Cedar Christian won the D-Division title.The tournament continues today at Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.The playoff round concludes Saturday with the gold medal match set for 7 p.m. and the bronze medal game at 5:30 p.m. at Selkirk College.last_img read more

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Hawks dump Leafs 5-2 to pull closer to lead in Murdoch race

first_imgEdwards got the ball rolling for the Hawks with a shorthanded tally 12 minutes into the game.Michael Bell scored three minutes later to give the hometown Hawks the cushion they would never give up.Calvin,Keanan Patershuk and Danny Vlanich, into an empty net, completed the scoring for Beaver Valley.Leaf captain Colton Schell and Dustin Reimer replied for the Leafs.Beaver Valley outshot the Leafs 29-25 making a winner out of netminder Zach Perehudoff.Marcus Beesley took the loss in goal for Nelson.The teams meet again Saturday in Nelson at 7:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. The Murdoch Division got a whole lot tighter after Friday’s action.Ryan Edwards and Dallas Calvin each had two points to lead the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 5-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Friday night in Fruitvale.The win, coupled with a 3-2 Columbia Valley overtime victory over the Castlegar Rebels, moves the Hawks to within three points of division leading Nelson and two behind second-place Rebels.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — NTC Robo Games Team

first_imgMallard’s Source for sport, always interested in promoting any and all events, want to select the contingent Team of the Week.Rounding out the awards were Robo Emily — Emily Stass — second, a tie for third between CRAN — Caradoc Brennain, Dylan and Caleb Peil — and Tricky Twin Bots —Noah Rawick and Event Horizon — Noah Gaffran, Angus Wiggil, Reece Boulanger, Mathew Holitzki, fifth. The Dragon Shredders — Gavin Dean and Henry Craven-Shreenan — came away the big winners at the Nelson Tech Club (NTC) RoboGames 2013, held recently at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus, Mary Hall Building.However, everyone was a winner on this day as tech wizards battled it out against one another for robosupremacy right here in the Heritage City.last_img

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Rockies double Leafs 4-2 in Kootenay Conference match up

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs two-game road swing through the East Kootenay concluded on a sour note Saturday night in Invermere.Colby Sherlock scored the game winner four minutes into the third period to snap a 2-2 tie sparking the Columbia Valley Rockies to a 4-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs.The short-staffed Leafs, playing the weekend with only 15 players, opened the trip through the Eddie Mountain Division of the Kootenay Conference with a 5-0 victory Friday over Golden Rockets.The loss, the eighth in the past 11 games, drops Nelson to 13-12-0-0-1 on the season.Nelson, struggling through the month of November with a 2-7 record, sits third in Murdoch Division standings, one point ahead of Grand Forks Border Bruins.Saturday, the Leafs went toe-to-toe against the Rockies. Michael Cardinal scored a short-handed goal to give the Rockies the lead in the second period.But Tyler Garcia answered for the Leafs less than a minute later as the power play ran out.Nick Hoobanoff restored the Rockies lead midway through the frame.Once again the Leafs answered, this time Samuel Weber with this second goal in as many games late in the period.However, the Leafs ran out of gas in the third as Columbia Valley stormed Patrick Ostermann in the Nelson nets with 18 shots.Sherlock potted the game winner before Doan Smith added some insurance later in the period to secure the victory.Cardinal was the Game Star for the Rockies while Ostermann earned the praise of the selection committee as he faced 41 shots in the Leaf nets.Nelson managed 30 shots, but only five in the third period, against Rockies netminder Giovanni Sambrielaz.The Leafs face rival Castlegar Rebels Wednesday in the Sunflower City. Game time is 7 p.m.Nelson remains on the road Friday for a game in the Bavarian City against the defending KIJHL champion Kimberley Dynamiters before returning home Saturday to face the Columbia Valley Rockies at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

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GORMLEY, MASTERY & ILIAD ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $400,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

first_imgPIVOTAL RACE SERVES AS KEY STEPPINGSTONE TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY APRIL 8;85 KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS AT STAKE ON A 50-20-10-5 SCALE Term of Art–Tyler Baze–122Vending Machine–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120Ann Arbor Eddie–Mario Gutierrez–120Mastery–Mike Smith–124Gormley–Victor Espinoza–122Iliad–Flavien Prat–120Bluegrass Envy–Jacob Radosevich–120 THE GRADE II SAN FELIPE STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 11Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PT ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2017)–A trio of recent graded stakes winners, Gormley, Mastery and Iliad all figure prominently among a field of seven sophomores in Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth.  A key steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8, the San Felipe, which will be contested for the 80th time, has produced five winners that have gone on to victory in the Kentucky Derby:  California Chrome in 2014, Fusaichi Pegasus in 2000, Sunday Silence in 1989, Affirmed in 1978 and Determine in 1954.Long regarded as one of America’s most important Derby preps, the San Felipe holds a total of 85 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, to be distributed on a 50-20-10-5 basis to the first, second, third and fourth place finishers. ILIAD:  A bay ridgling by Ghostzapper, he comes off a 3 ½ length win going seven furlongs in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 12, which was his first start for trainer Doug O’Neill.  Owned by Kaleem Shah, he made his first two starts with Bob Baffert, breaking his maiden going six furlongs on Dec. 18 at Los Alamitos.  Although both Gormley and Mastery have an abundance of early lick, Iliad could be on the early San Felipe lead, as he’s trying two turns for the first time in what will be his fourth career start.  He be ridden by Flavien Prat, who was aboard for the San Vicente win.center_img MASTERY:  Unbeaten in three starts for Bob Baffert, this Kentucky-bred colt by Candy Ride has been idle since taking the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 10. Like Gormley, Mastery, who tried two turns for the first time on Dec. 10, likes to run on the lead.  Odds-on in all three starts, Mastery, who is owned by Cheyenne Stables, LLC, will be ridden for the third time in a row by Mike Smith, who took last year’s San Felipe with Danzing Candy. GORMLEY:  A three length winner of the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Frontrunner Stakes in only his second start here on Oct. 1, he was subsequently well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 5, but bounced back with a gutty head victory in the Grade III, one mile Sham Stakes over a sloppy track on Jan. 7.  A Kentucky-bred colt by Malibu Moon, Gormley has won three out of his four starts and has been on or just off the lead in all three wins, including a first-out maiden score at 6 ½ furlongs on Sept. 4.  Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, trained by John Shirreffs and ridden by Victor Espinoza, Gormley will vie for top billing in the tote with Mastery. Be sure to tune into XBTV on Saturday at www.xbtv.com/watch-live/ from any mobil device or computer.  The XBTV team will feature live, on-site coverage all day long on Santa Anita Handicap Day, and Gulfstream Park bonus coverage will be provided as well.                Fans can watch videos of San Felipe workers at www.xbtv.com/video-on-demand/workouts/ .First post time on Saturday will be early, at 12 noon.  Admission gates open at 10 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit: www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/.last_img read more

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How Spurs will line up under Mourinho at West Ham with Alderweireld recalled

first_imgTottenham fans give their thoughts on Pochettino’s sacking latest sports newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticTherefore Moussa Sissoko stands out as the best candidate to fit Mourinho’s style and do a job on the right wing.Up front, Harry Kane will no doubt lead the line in Saturday’s 12.30pm kick-off that will commence the 56-year-old’s highly-anticipated return to the Premier League.2 Mourinho arrived just hours after the sacking of PochettinoCredit: AFP or licensors TOTTENHAM fans are eagerly awaiting Jose Mourinho’s first line-up as manager with a number of players hoping to return.Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen sat out the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United that spelled the end of Mauricio Pochettino’s time in charge.2And the new boss’ first decision for facing West Ham that will certainly get the fans on side is to take Eric Dier out of central defence.The England international may still find a place in the midfield if Tanguy Ndombele isn’t fit to feature but, with Jan Vertonghen also a doubt, Alderweireld should step into the backline.Hugo Lloris’ injury will keep Paulo Gazzaniga in goal behind Davinson Sanchez.Two more decisions must be made in the full-back slots with Serge Aurier and Danny Rose most suited to Mourinho’s style, the Ivorian previously linked to Manchester United when the Portuguese coach was in the Old Trafford dugout.center_img If Dier gets the nod, there is an outside bet of Victor Wanyama starting alongside him to nail down the new manager’s defence-first philosophy.However Harry Winks is in undroppable form right now and fans can expect to see him at London Stadium.Fitting Dele Alli into the side may not be Mourinho’s priority despite playmaker Eriksen’s similar drop in form this season.The Spurs hierarchy might have already made up their mind on awarding the Dane a bumper new deal or not but a return to the pitch is vital if they are serious about him staying.On the flanks, Son Heung-min will comfortably make the side but Lucas Moura, Giovani Lo Celso and the injury doubt Erik Lamela could find themselves benched.Mourinho’s first ten games at SpursNov 23 – West Ham (A)Nov 26 – Olympiakos (H)Nov 30 – Bournemouth (H)Dec 4 – Man Utd (A)Dec 7 – Burnley (H)Dec 11 – Bayern Munich (A)Dec 15 – Wolves (A)Dec 22 – Chelsea (H)Dec 26 – Brighton (H)Dec 28 – Norwich (A)last_img read more

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