Abandoned aircraft remains grounded as investigation intensifies

first_imgIllegal plOfficers of the Joint Services at the siteane at YupukariAs local investigations continue into the illegal aircraft found at Yupukari, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo), the joint services are now scoping the area for any possible linkage to the find.This newspaper was told that the joint service is of the belief that other such airstrips may be in close proximity to the one where the aircraft was found.A source told Guyana Times that nothing of substance was found on the aircraft but based on reports from residents, sounds of all-terrain vehicles (ATV) were heard traversing the locations.The source further stated that checks were made and ATV tracks were seen; however as it is presently, the aircraft cannot move and the possibility exists that it might be destroyed.Only recently, residents in the area claimed that the aircraft was seen circling days prior to the discovery and were not even aware that an airstrip was in the area.Based on reports from the Guyana Defence Force, the discovery was made following information received by a Joint Services patrol which included the Guyana Police Force, on September 13.The following day, the GDF and GPF visited the area and conducted a search, during which the twin-engine Cessna aircraft was discovered.Subsequently, a team of investigators from the GDF, GPF, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) was deployed from Georgetown to conduct investigations.It was reported that the aircraft had a leakage in the fuel tank and that could have been the reason for it being abandoned.The aircraft bore US registration N-767-Z, however when checks were made with US authorities to determine the owner of the aircraft, it was revealed that the registration was bogus.The Custom Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is of the belief the plane is associated with the underworld.last_img read more

Bi-weekly garbage and recycling collection schedule coming soon

first_imgIn a council meeting today, the tender for a new bi-weekly residential garbage and recycling collection schedule was approved.The term of this tender is three years – from 2015 to 2018 – with two additional optional years possible.New 360 litre, blue recycling roll cart will be sent to residents near the end of September. Delivery of these new carts should be completed by mid-October to each address that currently has a cart for garbage.- Advertisement -Residents will be able to use the recycling cart for the following materials:plastics numbers 1 through 5,aluminum, steel and tin cans,corrugated cardboard and box board,paper excluding tissues and paper towel,and empty aerosol cans.Glass has to be recycled at a local depot; it is not allowed in the carts.The city will be mailing out information packages to address these changes within the coming weeks, as well, information will be mailed out to each residence in the October utilities bill.Advertisement The current contract price is $6/monthly per residence. This new plan will be of no additional cost to residents.For households that feel one bin collected bi-weekly is not enough, more bins can be bought from the city for $75.The city still has to confirm what the cost of service for an additional bin would be under this plan, where it was previously $120.Because the funding for the purchase of the new carts is through the gas tax funds that the City receives annually, there is no other extra cost to home owners.Advertisementlast_img read more

Four-goal Bayern open 20-point lead in Bundesliga

first_img0Shares0000Man of the moment: Bayern midfielder Corentin Tolisso is congratulated for his stunning 30-metre goal © AFP / THOMAS KIENZLEBERLIN, Germany, Mar 4 – A superb strike from Corentin Tolisso helped Bayern Munich cruise to a 4-0 victory over Freiburg on Sunday and a 20-point lead in the Bundesliga.In the build-up to the game, Freiburg coach Christian Streich had emerged as a surprise candidate to succeed Jupp Heynckes at Bayern at the end of the season. But Streich was no match for Heynckes on Sunday as Bayern cruised to victory and moved one step closer to the Bundesliga title.“It is not just a great result, I think we played brilliantly today,” Heynckes told Sky. “It was one of our best performances of the season.”Freiburg started brightly, and could have taken the lead on 12 minutes when Lucas Hoeler broke free of the defence and forced a smart save from Sven Ulreich.Bayern, though, took the lead on 25 minutes when Thomas Mueller’s awkward prod bounced off goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow.Their second came just three minutes later, Tolisso picking out the top corner with a brilliant strike from around 30 metres.Sandro Wagner bundled the ball in from close range in the 55th minute, before Mueller made it four on 69 minutes, heading in a Joshua Kimmich corner at the near post.At the other end of the table, goalkeeper Timo Horn was left blushing as his mistake helped Stuttgart to a 3-2 victory over Cologne.Having scored early on, Cologne failed to hold a lead which would have lifted them off the bottom of the table for the first time since August.Claudio Pizarro put Cologne ahead after just six minutes. Having won the ball in the final third, Yuya Osako set up the Peruvian, who swept the ball into the far corner.It was the 39-year-old’s first goal since joining Cologne in September and extended his streak of scoring at least once in the Bundesliga in every calendar year since 1999.Cologne, though, would go into half-time a goal down after two strikes in quick succession from Mario Gomez.The veteran striker fired in an equaliser in the 45th minute, and was gifted a second moments later when Horn allowed a low shot to slip out of his hands and bounce over him into the net.“I should have saved it, I am unbelievably sorry,” Horn told Sky. “It’s even more frustrating because the first half was the best 45 minutes we have played all season.”Things got worse for Cologne on 57 minutes, when Andreas Beck squeezed a low shot past Horn to give Stuttgart a third.Milos Jojic pulled a goal back with a fine free-kick three minutes from time, but it was too little, too late for Cologne.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ronaldo to make Serie A debut for champions Juventus at Chievo

first_img0Shares0000Star man: Cristiano Ronaldo © AFP/File / WANG ZHAOROME, Italy, Jul 26 – Cristiano Ronaldo will kick his first ball in Serie A at troubled Chievo on the weekend of August 18/19 when new club Juventus begin their bid for a record eighth straight league title.The fixture list for the 2018-19 season of the Italian championship was announced on Thursday with all eyes on where the superstar attacker, signed for 100 million euros from European champions Real Madrid earlier this month, would begin what he called “a new adventure”. Juventus are strong favourites to further cement their domestic dominance following the Portuguese international’s arrival, with the league’s other big hitters in a transition period.Napoli, who finished four points behind Juve last year, will be a different prospect from the free-flowing purists of recent years after replacing new Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri with Carlo Ancelotti, a double winner with the Premier League club in 2010.Ancelotti begins his new job with a tough away trip to Lazio, who were top scorers last season with 89 goals and only missed out on Champions League football on the final day after a dramatic defeat by Inter Milan.Three-time Champions League winner Ancelotti follows that up with the visit of AC Milan, themselves hoping to rebuild after being taken over by American hedge fund Elliott Management earlier this month.Juventus will host Lazio in the second week of the season on August 26, the first proper test for the reigning champions and 33-year-old Ronaldo in what should be his home debut.Roma, who begin at Torino, have already brought in 11 new players after finishing third and reaching the Champions League semi-finals last season, but doubts remain after they sold fan favourite Radja Nainggolan to Inter and goalkeeper Alisson to Liverpool for a record-busting 72.5 million euros ($84.4 million).Boosted by their qualification for Europe’s top competition and the signing of Nainggolan, Inter are nonetheless not expected to trouble all-conquering Juve’s charge for the title.However Massimiliano Allegri’s side are unlikely to have it all their own way, after a draw that gives them trips to both Luciano Spalletti’s Inter and Roma in the final five weeks of the season.Juve’s opening-day opponents Chievo were let off from being deducted points from last season and relegated after a legal technicality meant charges that they deliberately inflated the figures of transfer dealings with now-bankrupt Serie B club Cesena were thrown out.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Folau handed sack notice over anti-gay comments

first_img0Shares0000Australia fullback Israel Folau has sparked uproar with homophobic comments on social media. © AFP/File / WILLIAM WESTSYDNEY, Australia, Apr 15 – Israel Folau’s career was hanging by a thread Monday as the star Wallabies fullback was given 48 hours to respond to a code of conduct breach notice or be sacked over anti-gay comments.The deeply religious 30-year-old sparked uproar last week for a social media post saying “Hell awaits” homosexuals, with national team sponsor Qantas among those complaining. He was embroiled in a similar row last year, but has stood by his comments and said he was prepared to choose his faith over rugby.Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle moved to sack him, saying he had been repeatedly warned about his social media use but ignored the overtures and refused to apologise at a meeting on Friday.As such, his actions were considered “a high-level breach” of the Professional Players’ Code of Conduct which she said warranted termination of his employment contract.He has 48 hours to either accept the sanction or have the matter referred to a hearing. Folau has indicated he plans to fight to save his career.“At its core, this is an issue of the responsibilities an employee owes to their employer and the commitments they make to their employer to abide by their employer’s policies and procedures and adhere to their employer’s values,” said Castle.“Following the events of last year, Israel was warned formally and repeatedly about the expectations of him as player for the Wallabies and NSW Waratahs with regards to social media use and he has failed to meet those obligations.“It was made clear to him that any social media posts or commentary that is in any way disrespectful to people because of their sexuality will result in disciplinary action.”If Folau opts for a code of conduct hearing, an independent three-person tribunal would hear the case and determine whether he has made a breach and, if so, what punishment is appropriate.Folau posted a banner on Instagram last week that read: “Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators — Hell awaits you.”It remains online and has attracted almost 40,000 likes.– Folau ‘disrespectful’ –Meanwhile, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said Folau’s actions were “disrespectful” and made it unlikely he could add to his 73 Wallabies caps.“We had a discussion after the last time and made it pretty clear about his right to believe and our support in that, if that’s what he wants, to be part of the team,” Cheika told reporters.“But getting it out in that disrespectful manner publicly is not what our team is about.“When you play in the gold jersey we represent everyone in Australia, everyone. Everyone that is out there supporting us, we don’t pick and choose.”When asked whether he would select Folau again, Cheika, who fronted the media alongside Wallabies captain Michael Hooper and NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson, said it was highly unlikely.“I think as it stands right now… you wouldn’t be able,” Cheika said.Neither Cheika nor Gibson have spoken to Folau, but Hooper said he had exchanged a brief text message with his Waratahs and Wallabies team-mate.Asked if he would still be comfortable taking the field alongside him, Hooper replied: “Like was said before, in this current state and being here and talking about this as a rugby player, it makes it hard, it makes it difficult.”“It’s hard being here, we’re rugby players for sure, we are trying to create the best team environment we possibly can and at national level,” he added.On Sunday Folau, Super Rugby’s record try-scorer, told the Sydney Morning Herald he was ready for life without rugby, saying, “I live for God now”.“Whatever His will is, whether that’s to continue playing or not, I’m more than happy to do what He wants me to do,” Folau said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgBUNCRANA GAA NORTH WEST GOLF CLASSICRESULTSFIRST PRIZEJohn McCarronLiam CollinsKevin McKinneyMicheal Kearney SECOND PRIZEW. LynchK. LynchD. CannonK. KingTHIRD PRIZEStephan McLaughlinColm McLaughlinPatsy McLaughlinAidan McLaughlinLONGEST DRIVECarlo DigginsDonna Marie McLaughlinCLOSEST TO THE PIN8 pin – Paddy McDermot – 2″.3 inchs.13 pin – Johnny McCarron – 144cm.16 pin – Vincent Grant Jnr – 7.10 inchs. GAA PRIZESJohn NeeP.J NeeGraham DonagheyDerek KellyLetterKenny GaelsEddie John Grant – SponsorBUNCRANA GAA NORTH WEST GOLF CLASSIC PIX AND WINNERS was last modified: June 8th, 2011 by gregShare 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:buncrana gaa north west golf classiclast_img read more

SA online retail up 20% in 2005

first_img11 January 2006South Africans spent R514-million shopping online in 2005, 20% more than in 2004, according to a new report by technology researchers World Wide Worx.The report, released in Johannesburg on Tuesday, predicts a further 20% increase in 2006.These figures exclude the sale of air tickets online, which dwarf the numbers for online retail.According to World Wide Worx, the four South African airlines selling tickets online – kulula.com, FlySAA.com, 1Time and Nationwide – together accounted for R1.8-billion in e-commerce in 2005, more than doubling the 2004 figure of R850-million, and more than three times the size of conventional online retail.“Kulula.com has in fact been the single biggest success story of e-commerce in South Africa, and is the first South African consumer website to reach R1-billion in online sales in a single year,” said World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck.“It is abundantly clear that online ticketing of air travel will continue to dominate consumer e-commerce in South Africa for at least the next five to 10 years, given present growth trends in conventional online retail.”‘A year of positioning’Not counting the sale of air tickets online, the 20% growth in online retail in SA was down from the 25% growth rate of 2004 – a decrease attributed by World Wide Worx to the high cost of broadband internet access in the country.“The biggest obstacle to growth identified by all the executives we interviewed continued to be speed of internet access, and more specifically lack of affordable access to broadband,” Goldstuck said.“But there is a growing realisation that the growing experience levels of users will also make a significant impact. We call it the experience curve, and we believe that is the key to online retail in South Africa.”Media consultant Stephen Whitford, who conducted executive interviews with leading online retailers for the survey, described 2005 as a year of positioning.“For most of the main online retailers interviewed this year, 2005 has been about re-strategising, implementing new systems, improving business processes and expanding product ranges,” Whitford said.Auctions, gifts, apparelThe number of online retail sites in SA has grown substantially, from 719 at the end of 2003 to 826 at the end of 2005. This growth has come despite 210 sites – more than a quarter of those online at the end of 2004 – closing down during 2004 and 2005. No less than 311 new sites came online during this time.World Wide Worx identified the fastest growing major categories, in terms of number of sites, as auctions (230% increase in sites), gifts (50%) and apparel (32%). Gifts were identified as representing “significant opportunity”, but also as one of the areas of greatest competition in online retail.“The market can expect to see fallout in this sector, as well as in auction sites, which seem to have been fired up by the huge success of eBay, without having the market and structural benefits enjoyed by eBay,” Goldstuck said. “However, this sector is also dominated by a few large players, mainly Aucor and Bid-or-Buy, and many of the latecomers will disappear.”10 sites dominateThe South African market is dominated by 10 online retail sites, which between them account for most online retail sales in South Africa.They are the two major malls, M-Web ShopZone and Digital Mall; the two largest online grocers, Pick ‘n Pay Home Shopping and Woolworths; the two largest online book retailers, Kalahari.net and Exclusive Books; the largest online florist, NetFlorist; the largest online wine retailer, Cybercellar; the largest online electronics store, Digital Planet; and the largest online health and beauty store, Ascot Direct.Kalahari.net also dominated several other categories, including music, where Look ‘n Listen and Musica are expected to offer serious competition, and movies, where it has almost no competition.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Mozilla Labs Launches TestSwarm: Crowdsourced JavaScript Testing

first_imgCurrently, TestSwarm is testing a number of popular open-source JavaScript libraries that a lot of developers rely on, including jQuery, YUI, Dojo, MooTools, and Prototype. You can download and install TestSwarm on your own servers if you want to use it for your own project. The code is available here.Future PlansIn the long run, the team plans to make it easier for developers to test their own code on Mozilla’s TestSwarm architecture as well. The team also plans to give developers the option to run manual tests, where user interaction is needed.How to ParticipateIf you want to help out, just head over to the TestSwarm site. If your browser is needed, a box with an invitation to join the project will appear. Just keep TestSwarm running in a tab and it will automatically ping the project’s servers for new tests every 30 seconds. You can find more details about how TestSwarm works in this screencast: TestSwarm is a new Mozilla Labs project that aims to give developers an easy way to quickly test their JavaScript code on multiple browser versions. According to John Resig, who originally initiated this project as a tool to support the jQuery team, today’s methods of cross-browser JavaScript testing simply don’t scale. As a solution, he proposed to crowdsource these tests and farm them out to the browsers that people are already running on their computers. If you want to contribute to the project as a tester, simply head over to TestSwarm.com and the site will tell you if your browser is currently needed.TestSwarm is still in alpha and hasn’t been added to the Mozilla Labs home page yet.For developers, TestSwarm currently supports 7 operating systems, ranging from Windows 2000 to OS X 10.5. The project runs its tests on all the major browsers. Whenever an error occurs in a specific browser, TestSwarm will return detailed data about what exactly went wrong. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Test Swarm Walkthrough from John Resig on Vimeo. frederic lardinois Tags:#news#web center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

Thermostats stuck at cool as U.K. smart home tech sales flatline

first_imgSales of smart home technology is flat in the U.K. as British consumers consider connected home gadgetry pricey and unimpressive.The Telegraph recently reported on findings from Deliotte’s annual Mobile Consumer Survey. That report returned figures  that bode ill for Internet of Things (IoT) technology geared to smart homes.The British consumer’s smart home reticence runs completely opposite to the American market. A recent report found that as many as 30 million households, or a quarter of all U.S. homes, are considering adopting home-focused IoT over the next 12 months.But in the U.K., Deloitte found that despite more strenuous efforts by IoT makers and sellers, the needle has barely moved in regards to consumer adoption.Only 3% of British households have installed smart thermostats, up slightly from 2% last year. And installations of smartphone-controlled lighting systems remains unchanged at 2% of homes.Deloitte’s research, due to be released next month, concluded that the lacklustre sales of smart home technology is due to British homeowners finding that the connected devices are overly expensive. As well, the public felt the technology does not presently perform enough functions to justify their purchase.“Some of them aren’t resonating well because they offer too little,” said Deloitte research lead Paul Lee. “The ability to micromanage the temperature in your house doesn’t appeal to the mainstream, and the savings aren’t significant enough to upgrade.”More thermostats should still be installedThere was some positive news in the report with regards to future intentions towards IoT. 7% of British households said they planned to install smart thermostats in the coming year, which would represent a 4% increase from current levels.As well, 6% said they were planning to buy connected security cameras, up from 3% of homes with these currently installed.However, this may just be wishful thinking, or shopping. Last year’s survey found 6% of homes said they intended to buy smart thermostats, and 5% claimed they would be shopping for IoT security cameras.Lee said that adoption will likely remain low in the U.K. until the price for smart home technology drops considerably. As well, he expects to see greater adoption levels when manufacturers start including IoT technology as standard in their appliances instead of as an upgrade option.“If the price goes down then they become the default in the same way that connected TV is now the default,” he said. “If that happens then smart home devices will become popular along with the replacement cycle.” Tags:#Britain#Deloitte#Internet of Things#IoT#Smart homes Related Posts Donal Power Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…center_img Follow the Puck Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

India vs New Zealand, Kolkata Test, Day 4: Key Highlights

first_imgHere are the highlights of the Day 4 of the second Test between India and New Zealand at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.. (SCORECARD | BALL-BY-BALL UPDATES)Virat Kohli, India captain: “It was a lovely Test match. It was a brilliant Test wicket. Complete all-round performance by the team. It took character to bounce back every time but that’s what the boys did. Saha is the best wicketkeeper in the country right now. Really happy for Rohit and given his love affair with the Eden, I was expecting him to score in one of the two innings. Ross Taylor, New Zealand captain: “It was a good Test wicket. We were under pressure after conceding a 112-run lead by the Saha-Rohit partnership took it away. We will have nothing to lose in Indore and will play fear-free cricket. Hopefully, Kane will get some energy back and it would be great to have him back in the team for the last Test.” Wriddhiman Saha named Man of the Match award: “Very happy to win the series and getting my first Man of the Match award. Thankful to the players and the crowd for their support. The local media have always supported me. Didn’t score any runs in Kanpur, so I just wanted to take my time here. I wanted to keep watching the ball closely and play with soft hands.”16.55 IST: This is another massive win over for India. They have crushed New Zealand with a day to spare even after rain and poor light threatened to play spoilsport. This was an all-round show on a tricky pitch. India were tested after they had elected to bat but classy knocks by Pujara and Vijay helped the hosts make a great fightback. Later, after another middle-order collapse, Wriddhiman Saha came to the party.advertisementBhuvi bowled an outstanding spell to pick five wickets under fading lights to restrict New Zealand. India were in early trouble in their second dig but Kohli fought his way back to form with a polished 45 before another sterling innings by Saha and a pearl by Rohit helped India set an imposing 376-run target for the Black Caps.New Zealand 2nd Innings: But New Zealand had no fight left in them, barring some stubborn resistance from Tom Latham. Shami, Ashwin and Jadeja picked three wickets apiece as India stormed to the top of the ICC Test rankings 16.50 IST: OUT! Shami picks the last wicket and it’s all over! India clinch series, climb to top of ICC Test rankings. The hosts crush New Zealand by 178 runs to take an invincible 2-0 lead in the three-match series.16.35 IST: Dropped! Gambhir puts down a catch for the second time in this match. Boult gets a life. NZ 204 & 192/9, need 184 runs  16.26 IST: OUT! Caught by Kohli! Jadeja picks his 3rd, Matt Henry goes for 18. India one wicket away from win16.21 IST: Dropped! Rahane puts down Matt Henry on 16 off Jadeja. NZ 204 & 190/8, need 186 runs16.10 IST: If India win here, this will be their 131st victory in 501 Test matches and 89th in 250 home Tests.15.57 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar castles Patel for 2. The Black Caps are clueless against spin and seam in Eden. What a ball. On a good length outside off, Patel looks to defend but the ball curves in, goes past the inside edge and knocks the off stump off the ground. India two wickets away from victory. NZ 204 & 178/8, need 198 runs15.50 IST: OUT! Jadeja gets his 2nd as Ronchi departs for 32. India three wickets away from victory. NZ 204 & 174/7, need 201 runs15.47 IST: Kohli is cheering the Eden crowd to back up the Indian bowlers. NZ 204 & 175/6, need 201 runs15.38 IST: India have come out on top in this session. The hosts have bowled 11 overs, giving away 34 runs and taking 3 wickets to leave New Zealand staring down the barrel. NZ 204 & 175/6, need 201 runs15.25 IST: OUT! Shami is on a roll, castles Watling for 1. The off stump has been sent flying! New Zealand are disintegrating here. Terrific exhibition of reverse swing bowling. NZ 204 & 156/6, need 220 runs. Matt Henry is the next batsman in.15.20 IST: The victory in this Test match will seal the series for India and lift them to the No.1 spot in the ICC Test rankings, dethroning Pakistan. 15.15 IST: OUT! Shami gets his man! Totally deserved it! The pacer traps Santner lbw for 9. India are five wickets away from victory. New Zealand have lost half their side. Full and outside off, coming in a long way, Santner looks to defend but is beaten by the late movement and is hit on the pads.  NZ 204 & 154/5, need 222 runs. BJ Watling is the next batsman in. advertisement15.10 IST: 150 comes up for New Zealand. The still need 226 runs against India.15.05 IST: Mitchell Santner showed a strong character in Kanpur where he played a gutsy innings. New Zealand will hope for a similar performance from him at Eden? 14.54 IST: Ashwin strikes again after tea, removes well-set Latham for 74. That’s Ashwin’s third wicket. Latham departs after a gutsy knock. Flighted outside off, a bit wide, Latham is drawn into the drive and gets a thin outside edge. Saha takes a very good catch. NZ 204 & 141/4, need 235. Mitchell Santner is the next batsman.14.52 IST: Kohli starts with Shami after tea, giving Ashwin a break after the marathon spell. NZ 204 & 140/3, need 236 runs 14.26 IST: NZ 204 & 135/3 at tea, need 241 runs to win. Latham 73*, Ronchi 7*, Ashwin 2/62, Jadeja 1/25. The session belonged to India as Ashwin and Jadeja dealt some crucial blows on the Black Caps. The pitch offered some turn and Ashwin, who has been in sensational form, exploited the rough to get Guptill and Taylor while Jadeja accounted for Nicholls. However, despite the wickets, Laham held firm and punished the loose balls. Overall, it was an engrossing phase of play, with India coming up tops before tea.Here’s the session summary at Tea on Day 4. #NZ are 135-3 @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/CGkgGHCgmD BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 201614.10 IST: SO CLOSE! Landed outside off, Latham tries to play it across but gets a leading edge towards cover. Ashwin and Kohli fail to reach near the ball. Kohli was probably thinking Ashwin might reach and vice versa. NZ 204 & 126/3, need 250 runs 13.55 IST: OUT! Ashwin gets his second wicket, traps Taylor lbw for 4. This is the 25th lbw in this series and also the 14th in this match – highest in a Test match in India. NZ 204 & 115/3, need 261 runs. Luke Ronchi is the next batsman in.13.46 IST: Jadeja receives a warning from umpire Rod Tucker for running across the pitch. NZ 204 & 104/2, need 272 runs 13.41 IST: QUICK STAT: Tom Latham has become the fifth visiting opener to hit a fourth-innings fifty at Eden Gardens. The previous one was Shahid Afridi.  13.29 IST: Jadeja gets the breakthrough, removes Nicholls for 24. Tossed up around off from round the wicket, Nicholls tries to defend but gets an outside edge and the ball goes straight into the hands of Rahane at first slip. NZ 204 & 104/2, need 272 runs. Stand-in captain Ross Taylor comes to the crease. 13.22 IST: 100 comes up for New Zealand. The Black Caps need 276 runs. The pitch has become a little kinder to the batsmen and the Indian bowlers have to earn their wickets.  13.14 IST: Latham slams 9th Test fifty off 88 balls. Gets a huge round of applause from the Black Caps dressing room. NZ 204 & 96/1, need 280 runsA half-century for Tom Latham off 88 balls. The BLACKCAPS opener fighting hard in tough conditions #indvnz ^CE BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 3, 201613.12 IST: India skipper Virat Kohli cheers the crowd at the Eden Gardens.#TeamIndia skipper, @imVkohli gets the fans together behind the team at Eden Gardens @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/2SQxFL0NwCadvertisement BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 201613.02 IST: FOUR! That’s a good shot from Latham. Ashwin drops in short and Latham goes back into his crease and whips it to midwicket. NZ 91/1, need 285 runs 12.55 IST: Latham has been absolutely stubborn after his first innings failure. He scored a composed 58 on a difficult pitch in Kanpur in the first Test but has shown good resilience to keep the Indian attack at bay at the Eden Gardens. He has Henry Nichols for company at the other end and it would be tricky for both southpaws to negotiate the guile of Ashwin and accuracy of Jadeja.  NZ 81/1, need 295 runs  12.43 IST: Tom Latham looks a real character and is playing a determined knock to keep the Indian bowlers at bay. NZ 204 & 71/1, need 305 runs. 12.15 IST: OUT! R Ashwin strikes immediately after lunch, traps Guptill lbw for 24. Ashwin bowls it full around the off stump line, Guptill brings his bat down to defend but it’s jammed due to his front pad. Due to that, Guptill is hit on the pads and there is a big appeal for a leg before wicket. Umpire Kettleborough raises his finger this time and India finally get a breakthrough. NZ 204 & 55/1, need 321 runs. Henry Nicholls is the new batsman. 11.50 IST: New Zealand still have a mountain to climb as they have to bat out five more sessions to save this game. India will look to come back hard in the second session and pick some quick wickets. Take a look at the session summary at Lunch on Day 4. #NZ are 55-0 @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/MEmKft2q7q BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 201611.33 IST: NZ 204 & 55/0 at lunch, need 321 runs to win vs India (316 & 263). Latham 31*, Guptill 24* Successful 1st session of day 4 for the BLACKCAPS. India out for 263 & the NZ openers making lunch at 55-0. Target to win is 376 #INDvNZ ^WN pic.twitter.com/qroekJLgbu BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 3, 201611.30 IST: New Zealand openers have held the fort quite strongly, chasing an imposing target of 376 runs. The partnership between Latham and Guptill is now worth 50 runs.11.16 IST: Spin from both ends. Ravindra Jadeja into the attack. NZ 204 & 40/0, need 336 runs to win 11.04 IST: R Ashwin introduced into the attack and gets hammered for a boundary. NZ 204 & 22/0, need 354 runs to win 11.00 IST: Plumb! But umpire Rod Tucker decides against it! Unlucky for Shami not to get Guptill. NZ 204 & 18/0, need 358 runs to win10.51 IST: Here’s the Indian dressing room celebrating Wriddhiman Saha’s fifty. FIFTY for @Wriddhipops, #TeamIndia set a target of 376 runs on Day 4 @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/hzMtFkbQJa BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 201610.40 IST: Substitute fielder Gautam Gambhir is on the field in place of Shikhar Dhawan, who suffered a thumb injury yesterday while batting. News from the Indian camp is that his injury is not too serious. NZ 204 & 7/0 in 3 overs. 10.35 IST: Mohammed Shami begins with a maiden. He beat Martin Guptill’s bat on a number of occasions in that over. NZ 204 & 2/0 in 2 overs. 10.30 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts off with a decent over for the hosts. NZ 204 & 2/0 in 1 over. 10.18 IST: India bowled out for 263 in 2nd innings, set New Zealand a target of 376 runs to win. Rohit 82, Saha 58*, Kohli 45  FIFTY for @Wriddhipops, #TeamIndia set a target of 376 runs on Day 4 @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/hzMtFkbQJa BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 201610.12 IST: Twin Test fifties for local boy Wriddhiman Saha. Another gritty innings from the wicketkeeper and he will gain a lot of confidence fro this. 10.04 IST: Saha slams his 4th Test fifty and second of the match. IND 316 & 259/9, lead NZ (204) by 371 runs 10.00 IST: OUT! Wagner removes Bhuvneshwar (23) early on Day 4. IND 316 & 251/9, lead NZ (204) by 363 runs9.52 IST: BCCI president Anurag Thakur and Indian players, led by Virat Kohli, took part in the Clean India Campaign after the end of third day’s play.On the occasion of #GandhiJayanti- BCCI President Lt. @ianuragthakur, @imVkohli & #TeamIndia take part in #SwachhBharatAbhiyan #MyCleanIndia pic.twitter.com/roerE9Q9g8 BCCI (@BCCI) October 2, 20169.40 IST: BCCI president Anurag Thakur rang the giant bell before the start of the day’s play at Eden. BCCI President Lt. @ianuragthakur rings the bell to start the proceedings at Eden Gardens on Day 4 of #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/XJQ9tKWjdV BCCI (@BCCI) October 3, 2016NZ’s successful run chase: 324/5 bt Pak Ch’church in Feb94in Asia:317/7 Chittagong Oct08in Ind:never won chasing!India’s lead:339#IndvNZ Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 3, 20169.25 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Tad short outside off, Bhuvi punches it through the cover-point off his back foot and Santner starts chasing the ball, the southpaw puts in a dive but the ball wins the race and goes past the rope. IND 242/8, lead NZ by 354 runs9.06 IST: It’s a sunny day out here and we expect to witness some thrilling cricketing action today. India are poised really well to win the match from here on but do not count the Kiwis out as they are a very resilient side. The pitch is pretty uneven and has started to crumble. It will be a momentous task for the Black Caps to win or save the match but miracles do happen!9.00 IST: Just to remind you guys, there will be an early start today at 9.15 IST. Brief Day 3 Report: Rohit Sharma’s masterful 82 and a seventh-wicket stand of 103 runs with Wriddhiman Saha put India firmly in the driver’s seat against New Zealand in the second test on Sunday after the hosts’ second innings had got off to a wobbly start.At stumps on the third day, Saha (39 not out) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (eight) were at the crease for the hosts, who lead the three-match series 1-0 and will reclaim top spot in the test rankings from Pakistan with a win at Eden Gardens.India reached 227 for eight in their second innings for an overall lead of 339, a tall chase already for the touring side on a deteriorating pitch.Matt Henry and Trent Boult had seemingly resurrected New Zealand’s hopes in the second session with some inspired fast bowling after India wrapped up the touring side’s first innings for 204 in the morning for a handy lead. 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