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Last week was a difficult one for the jam band community, as word spread about the passing of multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge. The Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist/flautist/vocalist passed away on Friday at the age of 57, following years of ongoing cardiac issues.Rest In Peace, Kofi BurbridgeTedeschi Trucks Band Plays Through The News Of Kofi Burbridge’s Passing With Live Debut Of New RecordIn addition to his former bandmates and collaborators, our deepest condolences go out to Kofi’s brother, Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers Band). If you were to ever ask Oteil who his biggest musical influence was, he’d say his brother Kofi. He is the reason Oteil started playing drums, and then bass: to jam with his older brother who displayed immense talent during their childhood. They went on to play together in Knee-Deep, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Frogwings, and Tedeschi Trucks Band together, and cherished the opportunities to collaborate deeply.On Tuesday, Oteil posted a heartfelt tribute to his big brother on his blog.Kofi was my first and biggest hero. He still is. Even though I know all of his human frailties, and even things that used to frustrate me, I will never be any less in awe of his superpowers. They were discovered at a very early age. I thought he was normal as a kid. I didn’t realize how advanced he was until I started playing in high school bands and saw the difference. Trying to keep up with him made me a better player more quickly than most kids my age. I never did catch up to him. There are so many things that I still wanted to learn from him. He was my teacher.I so wanted Kofi to be the one to teach Nigel how to play keyboards. But just as much, I wanted to watch Nigel crawl in his lap as he watched his cartoons like he does with me. I wanted him to see Nigel ride his big boy bike without his training wheels. I wanted Nigel to grow up just knowing and be influenced by the sweetness of his Uncle Kofi.My mom told Jess, “Kofi lived a full and rich life from a very early age.” He started sitting in with jazz legends by age nine. He was making the newspapers in Washington D.C. by that same time. He traveled to Russia with a Washington D.C. theatre company at age 14. He was composing amazing jazz, jazz-rock fusion and classical music by high school. Later on he recorded many records with Derek Trucks Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band and so many others. He got to play and record with his biggest hero, Herbie Hancock. He got to play one of the inaugural balls for the first black president ever elected. He won two Grammys. He traveled the world many times over. He played all the jazz festivals that we dreamed of playing as teenagers. He made almost all of his dreams come true and some we didn’t even know we had. His cup certainly ran over. His death has revealed to me what an indelible mark Kofi made on the music world. The outpouring of love and support from the community has meant so much to me and my family.In the last couple of weeks we had made so many plans about things that we were finally going to get to. His solo record, things that we were going to do under the banner of the Burbridge Brothers, things that we wanted to do with our nephews Kamau and Khalil, and whatever other flights of fancy flew through our heads. Lucky for me, he did get to play his first full set of Jerry Garcia Band and Grateful Dead music with Oteil & Friends in Santa Cruz and Buffalo last year. I was looking forward to watching him discover the great beauty of the rest of that catalogue as he learned more and more songs. He really loved it as you can hear on those shows and his flute playing was particularly inspired those nights. You could hear the reaction from the crowd that they felt it too. Those were my last two shows with him where we played together all night.I have to accept that he is gone. It gets a little harder each day but there are some things that give me comfort. Kofi loved to fly and he often talked about getting his pilot’s license. I picture him in my head giggling to himself that now that he is unencumbered by a body, he can fly so fast and to so many places. Maybe all at once. He’s got to be digging that. People are posting all of these jams that they caught of us together. I can’t even remember them all but that telltale hand-in-glove fit that we had together makes itself evident so quickly that I can’t help but laugh out loud. I laugh through tears mostly of course. But it does make me feel better. It truly does. Because most musicians will probably never know what that’s like. Even if you grow up playing together, unless you’re sharing that much DNA it’s just not the same. I’ll never forget when jazz drummer Billy Drummond said to Kofi and I “I think it’s time that the Burbridge Brothers met the Wooten Brothers!” We said, “Who are the Wooten Brothers?” Haha!I had an idea one day that I talked to Kofi about. I wanted to do a stage at a festival that was dedicated to brothers. The Wooten brothers, the Wood brothers, the Evans brothers, the Dickinson brothers, the Trucks brothers… you get the idea. And we weren’t going to leave out our sisters either. I hope somebody out there will do this in memory of Kofi and I hope that they call it the Kofi Burbridge Memorial Brothers and Sisters Stage. And I hope they will let me get up there even though my brother is gone. All of you musician brothers and sisters out there please play as many shows together as you can. You just never know how much time you have left together.One beautiful thing that has come out of this horrible nightmare is that we now have a new family member to whom we are so greatly indebted that there couldn’t be any way to repay her. Her name is Laura Holl and she was by Kofi’s side through his aneurysm, surgery and recovery in 2017 and again this second time. She spent every day in the hospital with him for two months straight. She never left his side. She gave him strength and love and hope for a new future. And I am so heartbroken for her because Kofi was finally going to settle down with her, and know for the first time in his life what it was like to build, cultivate and enjoy a happy home. She was not only there for Kofi but also for me and my entire family. She is our sister now and forever more. I’m so sorry Laura. You did the hardest things any wife could ever be asked to do without any of the credit or privileges. I am so sad that you never got to experience a new beginning with him.I have Kofi’s laptop and three external hard drives with who knows how much music that he composed on them. Anyone that knows Kofi knows what a computer geek he was. I am going to try my best to record all of the tunes he wrote. I hope I can find the ones that he wrote in high school. They are still some of my favorites and in my opinion some of his best ever. I guarantee that you have only heard the tip of the iceberg of what was floating around in his head. If I am lucky enough to find them I will record as many of them as I can. He has jazz, latin, fusion, funk, heavy metal (for video games), classical, and hybrids blending all of these and more together all at once. He had such a beautiful mind.You couldn’t help but love Kofi if you got to spend any time with him. From just meeting him casually you could hardly realize what a genius he was. He was so laid back and humble. I wish he knew how much he was really appreciated and loved and respected in our community. The tributes on the marquees of the Beacon Theatre, The Capitol Theatre and the Warner Theatre in our hometown of Washington D.C. made me cry so hard. I’m sure that he knows now but that is small consolation for me still on this side of the veil. I know that he knows how much we’re hurting down here. But it also makes me smile when I think about how much he loved planets, solar systems, constellations, galaxies, universes, extra terrestrials and aliens because I know he is flying, and exploring, and seeing all of it for himself. Fly free, Kofi. Fly free my sweet brother.I love you so much man.Rest in Peace, Kofi Burbridge. There will be few spirits, minds, humor, and talents like yours to follow.
The Ghana Football Association is holding its Extraordinary Congress at the Physician and Surgeon’s College in AccraThe Congress will bring together the Normalisation Committee and the members of the association which are the various football clubs to discuss proposals to the current statutes of the Association.Members of the GFA registering at the CongressThe proposals were put together by the Normalisation Committee as part of its mandate from FIFA and should they get accepted by the clubs, they will form the statutes that will run the association when a new President and Executive Committee are elected later this month.Apart from the club representatives who will be at the Congress, there will be a FIFA representative, Luca Nicola, to observe proceedings. Nicola is the FIFA Head of Member of Associations Governance Services.The Normalisation Committee was tasked by FIFA to run Ghana football on an interim basis after the events of the “Number 12” documentary in June 2018.The committee is expected to end its work by September 30 and part of that work is to organise elections so that a new management will be put in place for the running of football in Ghana.What has happened so far?The roll call of members has been done by the General Secretary and that marks the official start of the Congress. All 94 members of the association have been termed as present and thus, the congress can go on as expected.
Miami Heat’s LeBron James (6) is defended by San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green during the second half at Game 5 of the NBA Finals basketball series, June 16, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) by Brian MahoneyAP Basketball WriterSAN ANTONIO (AP) — With the old Manu Ginobili back, the San Antonio Spurs looked like champs again.One more victory and their Big Three, not Miami’s, will be the one that rules the NBA.Ginobili broke out of a slump in a big way with 24 points and 10 assists in his first start of the season, and the Spurs beat the Heat 114-104 on Sunday night to take a 3-2 lead.Tony Parker scored 26 points, Tim Duncan had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Ginobili had his highest-scoring game of the season as the Spurs became the first team to shoot 60 percent in a finals game in four years.Danny Green smashed the NBA Finals record for 3-pointers with six more and scored 24 points. Kawhi Leonard finished with 16, but the stage was set when Ginobili trotted out with Duncan, Parker and the rest of starters in what could have been the last finals home game for a trio that’s meant so much to San Antonio.The AT&T Center crowd roared when Ginobili was the last Spurs player announced and chanted his name in the second half, a familiar sight and sound in San Antonio but not during what had been a miserable series for the former Sixth Man of the Year.“He’s obviously very popular. He’s been here a long time. He’s helped us have a lot of success over the years,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 25 points for the Heat, who host Game 6 on Tuesday. They need a victory to force the first Game 7 in the finals since the Lakers beat the Celtics in 2010.Miami’s Big Three formed a few weeks after that game, with predictions of multiple titles to follow. Now they’re a loss away from going just 1 for 3 in finals to start their partnership, while the Spurs could run their perfect record to 5 for 5.Duncan won his first title in 1999, and Parker and Ginobili were with him for three championships since. They have been the perfect partnership, keeping the Spurs in the hunt virtually every year while teams like the Lakers, Mavericks and Suns have all risen and fallen in the Western Conference during that time.They remained unbeaten in Game 5s, including two previous victories when the series was tied at 2-2. Of the 27 times the finals have been tied at 2-2, the Game 5 winner has won 20 of them.Miami was the most recent loser, falling to Dallas in Game 5 in 2011 before being eliminated at home the next game.San Antonio shot 42 of 70, right at 60 percent. The last team to make 60 percent of its shots in the finals was Orlando, which hit 62.5 in Game 3 against the Lakers in 2009, according to STATS.“They just absolutely outplayed us,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “At times they were just picking one guy out at a time and going at us mano-a-mano. That’s got to change.”Ray Allen scored 21 points on the night for the Heat as Green shattered his finals 3-point record.The Heat were within one with 3:05 left in the third before Green hit yet another 3-pointer and Ginobili followed with the stretch that turned the game into the fourth straight blowout of the finals.The crafty lefty plays with a flair developed on the courts of Argentina and perfected in Europe before coming to the NBA. He sees angles other players can’t and takes risks few others would, but his style has been the perfect fit alongside Duncan and Parker.He converted a three-point play, tossed in a floater with his left hand as he drifted right, and found Tiago Splitter under the hoop with a pass to make it 85-74. He flipped in another runner with 2.9 seconds to go, sending the Spurs to the fourth with an 87-75 lead as fans chanted “Manu! Manu!” during the break between the third and fourth quarters.Ginobili had been averaging just 7.5 points on 34.5 percent shooting in the series, making only three of his 16 3-point attempts. But Spurs Popovich made the finals’ second lineup change in two games, after the Heat inserted Mike Miller to start Game 4.Ginobili didn’t make a start this season and certainly hadn’t been playing like someone who belonged with the first five. But in the Spurs’ biggest game of the season, they remained confident he would break out, and they were right.It was the first time he scored 24 or more points since having 34 on June 4, 2012, against Oklahoma City, according to STATS.The AT&T Center crowd roared when Ginobili was the last starter announced, the cheers growing louder when he made a jumper — originally ruled a 3-pointer but later overturned by replay — on the first possession. He assisted on the Spurs’ next three baskets, and it was 15-10 when he later hit a 3 that did count.Parker picked it up from there, dancing his way into the lane repeatedly and scoring seven points in a 12-0 run that made it 29-17. Leonard’s 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left, on an assist from Ginobili, made it 32-19 and gave the Spurs 12 makes in 19 attempts (63 percent) in the opening 12 minutes.Green has 25 3s in the series. Allen made 22 3-pointers in six games in 2008 finals for Boston.Green’s third straight 3-pointer made it 45-28 about 5 minutes into the second quarter, and it seemed the trend of blowouts would continue. But James suddenly got rolling during a 14-2 Miami spurt that cut it to five on his third consecutive Heat basket.San Antonio made 21 of 34 shots (62 percent) in the first half, opening a 61-52 lead on Parker’s drive with 0.4 seconds left.Miami then ran off eight in a row to start the second half and get within one. They cut it to one again later in the period before Ginobili led the flurry that finished the Heat for good.It was a fitting finish if it was the last home game in the finals for this San Antonio trio, which has combined for 101 playoff victories together. Ginobili has said he might think about retirement as he turns 36 next month, and Duncan is 37.Both coaches said it was difficult waiting two days between games — Popovich said it was “like death” — though he did say it was great for the Spurs because they have some older players.The break seemed to help his team early, particularly Parker, whose energy sagged in the second of Game 4 as he struggled with a strained hamstring that he said could tear at any time and would’ve had him sidelined during the regular season.Notes: The last team to lose Game 5 of a 2-2 series and then win the title was the Los Angeles Lakers, when they beat Boston in 2010. … The Spurs said Sunday that reserve guard Patty Mills had surgery to remove an abscess Friday and would miss the rest of the series. Mills had an infection in his right foot and the abscess developed between his fourth and fifth toes.___Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Briancmahoney
The Oceanic Bridge will be closed on Monday, October 17 so the county can begin repair work on the drawbridge that spans the Navesink from Locust to Rumson. The bridge will be closed until Memorial Day 2012.Alternate routes for those who regularly use the bridge include the Sea Bright Bridge (Rumson to Sea Bright) and the Highlands Bridge (Sea Bright to Highlands and Bayshore communnities). Drivers heading across the river to Rumson, Fair Haven Red Bank and surrounding communities may use Navesink River Road to Rt. 35 and cross the river on Cooper Bridge.County officials have said that severe deterioration of the bridge necessitates the temporary closing. The bridge is scheduled for replacement in the next 10 years.
Eight top-performing travel agents from China, India, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are enjoying an action-packed visit to Donegal after winning a trip through Tourism Ireland.Their visit is the ‘grand finale’ of Tourism Ireland’s ‘Ireland Specialists’ online training programme – which is designed for travel agents and tour operators in emerging tourism markets, to help them sell holidays to the island of Ireland.The travel agents all study six different modules on the island of Ireland, completing each module with a fun quiz. Travel agents who got full marks for each module received a special gold ‘Ireland Specialists’ certificate – and the chance to travel to the island of Ireland. Their action-packed itinerary included a visit to Triona Donegal Tweed Visitor Centre, where they learned how to weave wool. They also enjoyed dinner and an overnight stay at Harvey’s Point in Lough Eske. The group are here as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.Travel agents from China, India, Qatar and the UAE with Tori Henry, Tourism Ireland (second left), in the grounds of Harvey’s Point Hotel.Pic – Colette McNallyThe travel agents have also been competing in fun challenges each day, with the overall winner crowned the ‘2019 Emerald Ireland Specialist’ during a networking event at the end of the trip.“As a reward for excelling in their ‘Ireland Specialists’ training, we invited this group of travel agents to come and experience some of the many things to see and do in Donegal and elsewhere around Ireland,” said David Boyce, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Asia, Middle East and UK Inbound.“Familiarisation trips such as this are extremely important, as influential travel agents get to experience at first-hand our superb tourism offering; our aim is to enthuse the travel agents about the destination, so that when they return home they will be even better informed to advise their clients when planning and booking their holidays. “We have an extensive programme of promotions under way throughout 2019, which includes working with key travel agents and tour operators in China, India, and the Middle East. Tourism Ireland is committed to growing visitor numbers from emerging tourism markets and familiarisation trips such as this play a significant role in helping us achieve this goal.”Chinese, Indian, Qatari and Emirati travel agents win chance to visit Donegal was last modified: July 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) Tags:tourism
Science in Africa is to come under the spotlight through the AU Scientific Awards. (Image: Nasa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Prof. Jean-Pierre Ezin AU Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology+251 11 551 7700RELATED ARTICLES • SA hosts world science meet • African science reporting shapes up • Open access to SA journals • SA scientist lauded for polar workJanine ErasmusTwo South African scientists have walked off with top honours at the inaugural African Union Scientific Awards. The awards programme was launched in September 2009, and the laureates were announced earlier in 2010.Witwatersrand University’s (Wits) Professor Diane Hildebrandt and Professor Patrick Eriksson of Pretoria University were singled out for the prestigious honour from 48 entries sent in from all over Africa.Two categories were judged – Life and Earth Sciences, which Eriksson won; and Basic Science, Technology and Innovation, which Hindebrandt won. Each received a prize worth US$100 000 (R731 061).President Jacob Zuma was quick to applaud the achievement of the two scientists during the awards ceremony, which took place in Addis Ababa during the 14th AU summit.“I say with pride that South Africans continue to display excellence in various fields in the international arena,” said the president.“On behalf of the South African people I wish to congratulate Professor Hildebrandt and Professor Eriksson, and wish them well in their endeavours to make Africa and the world a better place to live.”Top achieverHildebrandt, one of South Africa’s top chemical engineers, is a professor of sustainable process engineering in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, and is also co-director at the university’s Centre for Optimisation Modelling and Process Synthesis.She started her career as a process engineer at South Africa’s fuel giant Sasol and obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD in chemical engineering from Wits University. Her career at her alma mater now spans more than 20 years.Hildebrandt was the first woman chemical engineer to earn an A rating from the National Research Foundation. A prolific author, she has more than 50 papers to her name.Winning awards is not a novelty for her – she’s already been honoured with the Vice-Chancellor’s Researcher of the Year Award in 2002; the Bill Neale-May Gold Medal of the South African Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2000; the Meiring Naudé medal of the Royal Society of South Africa in 1997; the Distinguished Researcher Award of the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996; and the President’s Award of the Foundation for Research and Development in 1996 and 2010.“I’m grateful for the award and look forward to making further contributions to Africa and its development,” she said in an interview with University World News, adding that there are many scientists who strive to improve conditions for all Africans, often under difficult circumstances.Internationally respectedEriksson is head of Pretoria University’s Geology Department, a post he has held since 2006. He joined the department as a lecturer in 1982 and rose to a professorship 12 years later. Eriksson completed his PhD in 1984 and obtained a higher doctorate from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich in 1998.He lectures in sedimentology and his research focuses on the evolution of Precambrian (sedimentary) basins. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Geological Society of Africa, and still finds time to act as editor-in-chief of the Journal of African Earth Sciences.The National Research Foundation gave him an A research rating in 2007.Well respected on an international level, he founded the Global Precambrian Sedimentation Syndicate in 1997, an informal working group comprising 16 eminent scientists from South Africa, the US, UK, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Brazil, Australia, and India.Accepting the AU award, Eriksson paid tribute to his peers on the continent.Boosting African scienceThe AU Scientific Awards programme is aimed at inspiring the continent’s best minds to bigger and better achievements, and also celebrates their efforts to boost entrepreneurship in science and research, attract investment into African science, and establish scientific centres of excellence in Africa.The African Academy of Sciences, Twas (formerly the Third World Academy of Sciences) bureau in Africa, and the Network of African Science Academies adjudicated the awards.Winners are selected according to several criteria, including the number of publications they have written or co-written, the number of graduate research students they have mentored, and the relevance of their work in tackling the challenges facing the African continent as well as the ease of application.Besides the AU Science Award, also up for grabs are the AU Young Scientist Award, handed out on a national level to promising researchers under 35 years of age, and the AU Woman Scientist Award, which is region-based. These prizes fall into the same two categories as the main accolade.
The most important component of a startup is the team. Not only do you need to hire the right people for the job, you also have to hire them at the right time. Polaris Venture Partners’ Mike Hirshland wrote a great post entitled, How to Kill a Startup: Hire Executives instead of Entrepreneurs. After investing in companies like Automattic and Quantcast Hirshland believes that companies go through a distinct life cycle and often the right people for the job change over time. Says Hirshland, “One of the hardest things about building a startup organization is that a successful startup is effectively 2 or 3 radically different companies between founding and achieving substantial commercial value. And the people who will be great at one of those different stages often will be pretty lousy at the other stages.”Hirshland goes on to talk about VC’s pressuring founders into taking on senior executive at the wrong phase of the business. He believes that early-stage startups must be led by entrepreneurial (and flexible) individuals while later stage companies should be run by executives who understand how to scale and build better infrastructure. We’ve seen our fair share of founders pushed out of companies to make way for more seasoned executives. While it’s tough for boards to make those decisions, in some cases the transition of leadership is the right thing to do to build a better company. While Hirshland applies his post to senior executive, the same mentality can also be applied to other members of staff. How do you know if you’ve got the right staff for the right time? If you’ve got a marketing director pitching an unfinished site, a Biz Dev guy without a business plan or a new VP of engineering whose 2 employees keep hiding his index cards, then you’ve probably jumped the gun. For more from Hirshland check out his blog at vcmike.wordpress.com.Photo Credit: Chris Metcalf Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshiro Tags:#start#StartUp 101#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
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England won the toss and elected to field first against IndiaWelcome to the coverage of Day 2 of the 5th Test between India and England from the Oval stadium in London.Scorecard | Day 1 England, leading the visitors by 237 runs, are firmly in the box seat. The Indian bowlers fought hard in the middle session but the Root-Buttler combine, blending caution with attack, undermined India’s effort and pushed England miles ahead. Another notable feature of the 80-run stand was the alert running between the wickets. Buttler fell in a soft fashion, limply flicking Ishant to Ashwin at short mid-wicket. The likes of Binny and Aaron found the outside edge more than a couple of times but did not find any joy. Root, essaying some classy puncy-drives further piled the agony on India. They are on the mat. Will they get up and put up a brave fight tomorrow? Or will England maintain their clinical efficiency? Joe root has been excellent throughout this test series! By far the best Batsman of this series! #IndvsEng dasrammohan (@dasrammohan) August 16, 2014That’ll be STUMPS on Day 2!!With Joe Root(92) and Chris Jordan(19) at the crease, England end Day 2 at 385/7 after 105 overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl the FINAL OVER of Day 2!!ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!103.4 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root goes on the frontfoot and punches it straight down the ground for a boundary. A TREAT TO WATCH from Root!!101.2 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root leans forward and guides it past gully for a boundary.advertisement96.5 overs: FOUR!! Chris Jordan rocks back and pummels the pull towards deep square leg for a boundary.95.1 overs: FOUR!! Joe Root pulls it through square leg and steals three runs. That’s FIFTY for Root!!NINE RUNS off the over!!94.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got Chris Woakes out caught by the wicket-keeper. Woakes was looking to steer it towards third man but gets a faint edge through to MS Dhoni behind the stumps. Chris Woakes departs for a golden duck. Another BLOW for England!!94.3 overs: SIX!! Joe Root goes for the hook and gets a top-edge over long leg for the maximum.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Ishant!!Chris Woakes comes to the crease for England.93.4 overs: OUT!! Ishant Sharma has got Jos Buttler out caught at short midwicket. Buttler picks the inswinger and flicks it straight into the hands of Ravichandran Ashwin who takes it comfortably. Jos Buttler departs after scoring 45 runs off 73 balls with nine boundaries. With Joe Root(38) and Jos Buttler(40) at the crease, England are currently at 303/5 after 91 overs.SEVEN RUNS off the over!!90.2 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler goes on the frontfoot and drills it straight down the ground for a boundary. With Joe Root(38) and Jos Buttler(28) at the crease, England are currently at 291/5 after 89 overs.#IndvsEng if england declare now, with lead of about 150-175 , india can make sure this test is over in two days 🙂 Avadhut (@avoodi123) August 16, 2014FIVE RUNS off the over!!84.1 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler reaches out and slaps it past point for a boundary. With Joe Root(14) and Jos Buttler(13) at the crease, England are currently at 252/5 after 75 overs.Scenes of jubilation in the Indian women’s camp after winning the Test #indvseng #cricket pic.twitter.com/4S4yLxiPeM CricketHuddle (@CricketHuddle) August 16, 2014FOUR RUNS off the over!!Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl from the other end for India. With Joe Root(13) and Jos Buttler(12) at the crease, England are currently at 248/5 after 74 overs.TWO RUNS off the over!! Joe Root and Jos Buttler are out in the middle for England while Stuart Binny will start the proceedings for India.And, we’re back!! TEA: Finally, MS Dhoni’s men clinch a session against England. India pulled up their socks and gave a good account of themselves on the second afternoon. The fielding veered from sharp to shabby but the bowlers did not waver much from their rhythm. Aaron set the tone early on, interrogating the English skipper on and around the off-stump. Cook was lucky to be reprieved on 65 and 70 but finally fell to Aaron’s persistence. India then engineered a double blow, removing Ballance and Bell off successive overs while Ashwin snapped up Ali. The hosts though are ahead by 98 runs. Can they fatten their lead? Or will India wipe out the lower-order quickly to stay afloat at the Oval? Well done team #India ! Go for another good session and we are in the game. Come on #India dekhado ! #IndvsEng #2-2 Jadu Saikia (@jadu_saikia) August 16, 2014With Joe Root(11) and Jos Buttler(12) at the crease, England are currently at 246/5 after 73 overs.advertisementFIVE RUNS off the over!!72.6 overs: FOUR!! Jos BUttler gets forward and clips it off the pads for a boundary. With Joe Root(9) and Jos Buttler(8) at the crease, England are currently at 239/5 after 71 overs.Taking Root’s wicket is like taking 2 wickets! Brilliant player, need to get him out! #IndvsEng vamshiballikonda (@vamshi_b) August 16, 2014FIVE RUNS off the over!!70.5 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler goes on the backfoot and crashes the cut behind point for a boundary. CRACKING SHOT from Buttler!! With Joe Root(8) and Jos Buttler(4) at the crease, England are currently at 234/5 after 70 overs.Wow.. @ashwinravi99 whaata a delivery..? Gotcha!!..??? #happy finally seeing Indian bowlers doing some damage. #Indvseng #EngvInd @devi0111 Kala Mani (@kalamani22) August 16, 2014FIVE RUNS off the over!!69.6 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler flays the short arm jab and sends it scurrying through midwicket for a boundary.THREE RUNS off the over!!Jos Buttler comes to the crease for England.Team India FINALLY ONTO SOMETHING here!!68.6 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin has bowled Moeen Ali on a flighted delivery. Ali was looking to leave it but was a tad too late in deciding as the ball kisses the bottom edge of the bat and crashes onto the off-stump. Moeen Ali departs after scoring 14 runs off 24 balls with two boundaries. Is a COLLAPSE ON CARDS for England here!!ELEVEN RUNS off the over!!64.2 overs: FOUR!! Moeen Ali flicks it again and sends it racing through square leg for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for Ali!!64.1 overs: FOUR!! Moeen Ali leans forward and flicks it past midwicket for a boundary.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!Moeen Ali comes to the crease for England.Can India manage to PULL THINGS BACK here!!63.1 overs: OUT!! Ishant Sharma has got Ian Bell out caught by the wicket-keeper. Bell was looking to push it towards covers and gets an outside edge through to MS Dhoni behind the stumps. Ian Bell departs after scoring seven runs off 16 balls. Another BLOW for England!!That’s a WICKET MAIDEN from Ashwin!!Joe Root comes to the crease for England.62.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Ravichandran Ashwin has got Gary Ballance out caught at silly point. Ballance leans forward to defend and sends it straight into the hands of Cheteshwar Pujara who tales it comfortably. Gary Ballance departs after scoring 64 runs off 117 balls with 13 boundaries. BIG WICKET for India!! With Ian Bell(1) and Gary Ballance(64) at the crease, England are currently at 197/2 after 61 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!60.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance leans forward and flicks it through midwicket for a boundary. With Ian Bell(0) and Gary Ballance(60) at the crease, England are currently at 192/2 after 59 overs. #IndvsEng Even though India is performing dismally, lets keep pining all of our hopes on our team, just like we do every time. Go India! Shivanii (@dimaagka_raita) August 16, 2014FOUR RUNS off the over!!Ian Bell comes to the crease for England.57.4 overs: OUT!! Varun Aaron has got Alastair Cook out caught at first slip. Aaron lures Cook into the drive and forces an outside edge through Murali Vijay who takes a good diving catch. Alastair Cook departs after scoring 79 runs off 183 balls with nine boundaries. England skipper’s LUCK FINALLY RUNS OUT!!advertisement57.2 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook rocks back and clouts the pull towards deep square leg for a boundary. With Alastair Cook(75) and Gary Ballance(59) at the crease, England are currently at 187/1 after 57 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!56.4 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance unveils the blistering cover drive and sends it scurrying for a boundary. GREAT BALLANCE from Gary!! With Alastair Cook(74) and Gary Ballance(55) at the crease, England are currently at 182/1 after 56 overs.The England captain must think that Christmas has arrived too early in the year for him..#Oval #IndvsEng @StarSportsIndia wv raman (@wvraman) August 16, 2014THREE RUNS off the over!!MS Dhoni & co. are IN SHAMBLES here!! 54.1 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Ajinkya Rahane has dropped Alastair Cook at first slip. Cook was lured into the cut shot and gets an outside edge towards Rahane who drops it Ashwin’s dissent. Cook is LIVING DANGEROUSLY!! With Alastair Cook(67) and Gary Ballance(53) at the crease, England are currently at 173/1 after 51 overs.Too many slips by Indian slips. #IndvsEng 1/2 plate (@daalrice) August 16, 2014SIX RUNS off the over!!49.4 overs: CATCH-DROPPED!! Murali Vijay has dropped Alastair Cook at first slip. Cook was looking to defend but gets an outside edge towards Vijay who goes to his right and drops a dolly. POOR EFFORT from India!!49.2 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook rocks back and cuts it with disdain for a blazing boundary. CRACKING SHOT from Cook!! With Alastair Cook(60) and Gary Ballance(53) at the crease, England are currently at 165/1 after 48 overs.Harsha Bhogle analyses what is wrong with Indian cricket. Then he hypes them up after one win. Get mauled. Process repeats. #IndvsEng Sub Zero (@Gautham_TR) August 16, 2014EIGHT RUNS off the over!!47.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballances reaches out and flays the upper-cut for a boundary. That’s 3rd TEST FIFTY for Ballance!!47.2 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance waits for it and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. Bhuvi STRAYS OFF LINE!! Looks like they have given up already. No intent in body language, no one to inspire. #IndvsEng Abhash Makharia (@abhashm) August 16, 2014With Alastair Cook(60) and Gary Ballance(45) at the crease, England are currently at 157/1 after 47 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!46.3 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance goes on the backfoot and crashes the cut behind point for a boundary. That was BEAUTIFULLY TIMED by Ballance!! Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl from the other end for India. With Alastair Cook(60) and Gary Ballance(40) at the crease, England are currently at 152/1 after 46 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!! 45.1 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook leans forward and clips it towards fine leg for a boundary. POOR-LINE from Bhuvi!!Alastair Cook and Gary Ballance are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for England.And, we’re back!! LUNCH: Another session thoroughly dominated by England. That’s four in a row in this match. India got the much needed early wicket they were striving for in the form of Sam Robson, but since then Ballance and Cook haven’t been in any trouble at all. Aaron was the pick of the bowlers, while both Ishant and Bhuvi hardly made the batsmen play, especially the former. The latter was disappointing, well down on pace and offering buffet balls on the pads which were helped away for runs by the batsmen. The sun is out and the Indians look certainly jaded. The body language isn’t great either, with no real spark or effort to gee up the bowlers. A long, hard, tiring toil awaits them in the field, unless they pick up wickets in a heap. Whether they change anything remains to be seen. Played a Test after 8 years & Won it! Indian Women have beat Eng Women by 6 wickets! #IndvsEng Liju Sukumar (@LijuSukumar) August 16, 2014With Alastair Cook(56) and Gary Ballance(40) at the crease, England are currently at 148/1 after 45 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!44.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance leans into the drive and sends it racing through extra cover for a boundary. That was CLASSY from Ballance!!Varun Aaron will bowl the FINAL OVER before lunch.43.1 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook leans forward and whips it through midwicket for a boundary.FOUR RUNS off the over!!40.2 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook hangs back and flays the cut past backward point for a boundary. That’s FIFTY for Cook!! With Alastair Cook(46) and Gary Ballance(35) at the crease, England are currently at 133/1 after 40 overs.36.2 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance was looking to defend and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary.34.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for a boundary. FAB SHOT from Ballance!!33.5 overs: FOUR!! Alastair Cook rocks back and whacks it through square leg for a boundary.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!20.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance goes for the drive and gets an outside edge towards third man for a boundary.Gary Ballance comes to the crease for England.Varun Aaron STRIKES EARLY in the day for India!!20.5 overs: That’s OUT!! Varun Aaron has bowled Sam Robson on a pitched up delivery. Robson was beaten for pace and a tad too late in the shot as the ball rattles the stumps. Sam Robson departs after scoring 37 runs off 70 balls with six boundaries.20.3 overs: FOUR!! Sam Robson waits for it and steers it past gully for a boundary.Varun Aaron will bowl from the other end for India.Bhuvi starts off with a MAIDEN!!Alastair Cook and Sam Robson are out in the middle for England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India.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 AndersonIndia: Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Stuart Binny, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Aaron, Ishant Sharma