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Delhi pollution hits India as Mohammed Shami calls for medical attention in Feroz Shah Kotla Test

first_imgMohammed Shami felt uneasy and called for medical attention soon after snuffing out Sadeera Samarawickrama as the Delhi pollution continued to affect India and Sri Lankan players in the third and final Test at Feroz Shah Kotla.Sri Lankan cricketers had come out wearing masks before a 17-minute stoppage and three interruptions ensued on Sunday. Frustrated with the repeated disruptions, India skipper Virat Kohli declared the innings with India 536/7. Shami had an hamstring issue before the start of the Test match.There were no more incidents on Sunday but Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal called for medical attention early on Monday before going on to complete his 10th century. Again, on Tuesday, Sri Lankan pacer Suranga Lakmal was seen vomiting on the field.After the third day’s play Shami had said the pollution level was not as bad as it was being made out to be. However, the air quality in Delhi was hazardous all through Monday and continued to be in the same category on Tuesday when Shami himself was affected.”The pollution is not that much as shown, or maybe we are habituated to it,” the Bengal bowler told reporters at the end of the day press conference. “We should reduce the things that creates pollution,” Shami added.After calling for help, Shami had a drink of water and was taken off the attack as Kohli deployed his spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the fading light.last_img read more


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Hima, Dutee, Anas clinch a silver each; heartbreak for Lakshmanan

first_imgBy Amanpreet Singh (Eds: Updating with Dutee Chand result Jakarta, Aug 26 (PTI) Hima Das shattered the 400m national record for a second time in two days for a silver while Dutee Chand grabbed the second place in 100m dash on another good day for India’s track and field athletes in the Asian Games here today. Muhammed Anas clinched a silver in men’s 400m as well as Indian track and field athletes followed up the gold won by shot putter Tejinderpal Singh Toor yesterday. The silver medal each from Hima and Anas was on expected lines as the gold winners in their respective events were outright pre-race favourites. But, Dutee, who had won a ‘gender case’ against the world governing of athletics, was beaten for the gold by two-hundreth of a second as she came up with the best achievement of her career. Her silver was India’s first medal in 20 years in this event after Rachita Mistry won a bronze in 1998 Asiad. Long distance runner Govindan Lakshmanan crossed the finishing line at third in men’s 10,000m race but was later disqualified under IAAF 163.3b (lane infringement). He was initially shown to have clocked 29:44.91. India did lodge a protest against the decision to disqualify Lakshmanan but the jury of appeals rejected it. India’s new track sensation, Hima clocked 50.59 seconds to win the silver, behind Bahrain’s Salwa Naser who won the gold in a new Games record time of 50.09 seconds. Hima, the reigning Under-20 world champion, had qualified for the final with a national record time of 51.00 seconds yesterday, bettering the 14-year-old mark set by Manjeet Kaur (51.05) in Chennai in 2004, and she today bettered it again.advertisement Naser, the Nigerian-born 2017 World Championships silver medallist and winner of four legs of Diamond League Series this year, did not have to exert much in the end to clinch the goal. Another Indian in the women’s 400m final, Nirmala Sheoran finished fourth in 52.96. It was India’s first medal in women’s 400m since Manjeet Kaur won a silver at the 2006 Doha edition. Asian champion Anas settled with a silver in the men’s 400m final as he timed 45.69 seconds, behind Asian season leader and 2017 World Championships bronze medallist Hassan Abdalelah of Qatar, who clocked in 44.89 seconds. Anas, who holds the national record of 45.24, had clocked 45.30 in the preliminary heats. Arokia Rajiv finished fourth by clocking 45.84 which was better than his semifinals (46.08) timing. “I dont know what happened to me in the final. I could have run better but I am happy with silver,” said and out-of-breath Anas. “I had aimed for a medal at the Asian Games and I have achieved that. Abdalelah won easily. I will see video to analyse what went wrong,” the Kerala athlete said and dedicated his medal to people back home, who are struggling with a devastating flood. Anas said he may pull out of men’s 200m event to prepare for the newly-introduced 400m mixed relay. Dutee qualified for the women’s 100m final by clocking 11.43 in semifinal and two and a half hours later, she came out to run a memorable race. Running in lane number 7, Dutte clocked 11.32 seconds, a tad below her national record of 11.29 seconds. Odiong Edidiong of Bahrain won the gold in 11.30 while Wei Yongli of China took the bronze in 11.33 in a close finish. The 22-year-old from Odisha was taking part in her first Asian Games. She was suspended by the IAAF in 2014 under its hyperandrogenism policy but she filed an appealed before the Court of Arbitration for Sports and won it. Recently, under a revised rule of the IAAF, Dutee was left outside the purview of the hyperandrogenism policy (which bars women athletes having male hormones above permissible limit from competing) which gave her liberty to pursue her career. India’s last medal in this event was the bronze won by Rachita Mistry in 1998 Asian Games. Dutee also emulated Roshan Mistry (1951) and P T Usha (1982 and 1986) in winning a silver each in this event in the Asian Games. In men’s long jump, Murali Sreeshankar finished sixth with a best effort of 7.95m. Asian Championship silver medallist Anu Raghavan qualified for the final of the women’s 400m hurdles final. The 25-year-old from Kerala was third fastest in Heat 2 and also overall third with a timing of 56.77. Joining her in the final was compatriot Jauna Murmu (59.20) as the last best loser. Anu had won a silver at the Asian Championship held in Bhubaneswar. In men’s 400m hurdles, Dharun Ayyasamy and Santosh Kumar also qualified for the final after finishing overall second and fifth respectively.advertisement Both Dharun (49.55) and Santosh (50.46) finished second in their respective semifinal heats. PTI AT PDSPDSlast_img read more


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COLONEL MUCKEY ASSUMES COMMAND OF 185TH AIR GUARD

first_imgColonel Mark Muckey receives the unit guide-on from Brig. Gen. Shawn Ford officially giving him command of the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing during a change of command ceremony at the Sioux City, Iowa Air National Guard base on March 2, 2019.U.S. Air National Guard photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot Sioux City’s 185th Air National Guard Refueling Wing has a new commander.Colonel Mark Muckey officially took command of the 185th in a weekend ceremony at the base.Muckey is a Sioux City native who first joined the 185th Fighter Wing in 1984:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/COMMAND1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………HUMBLING OPPORTUNITY. :20Colonel Muckey is also a KC-135 pilot and doesn’t expect to make many immediate changes at the 185th:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/COMMAND2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………FOR THEIR SERVICE. :13Muckey takes over for Colonel Larry Christensen, who had been Wing Commander since 2014.Christensen paid tribute to the guard members and the Siouxland community:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/COMMAND3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. :22Colonel Christensen will transition duties to Colonel Muckey over the next several weeks and then work as Chief of Staff of the Iowa Air National Guard, Headquartered at Camp Dodge near Des Moines.last_img read more