Images from Day 3 of the fourth Test between India and England, at the Narendra Modi stadium, in Motera, Ahmedabad. SCORECARD IMAGE: Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the wicket of Zak Crawley of England. Photograph: BCCI India trounced England by an innings and 25 runs on the third day of the fourth Test to complete a 3-1 series victory on Saturday, securing their place in the June's World Test Championships final against New Zealand. Resuming the day at 294 for seven in reply to England's first innings total of 205, the hosts put on board 365 for a big 160-run lead. Washington Sundar stayed unbeaten on 96 while Axar Patel scored 43. For England, the script did not change much as their batsmen yet again found it tough to negotiate the challenge posed by the Indian spinners. Dan Lawrence (50) though showed the required temperament to counter the spinners. Once their 44-run stand was broken, India did not take long to wrap up the match and the series. Left-arm … [Read more...] about PIX: Axar, Ashwin bowl India to big win in 4th Test
The young black poet made internationally famous by her recital during the inauguration of Joe Biden says she was followed home by a security guard because she looked "suspicious". Amanda Gorman , who was the US's first National Youth Poet Laureate and was widely praised for her performance in January, says she was regarded as a "threat" because she is black. She told her 1.5 million Twitter followers: "A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because 'you look suspicious.' A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because “you look suspicious.” I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology. This is the reality of black girls: One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat. https://t.co/MmANtQqpBs — Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) March 6, 2021 "I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology. This is the reality of … [Read more...] about Amanda Gorman: Poet says she was tailed by suspicious security guard who thought she was a ‘threat’
MORE than 17,000 earthquakes have been recorded in the south-west of Iceland, in the Reykjanes Peninsula, during the past week. People living in the area have been advised to be extra careful due to dangers of landslides and rockfall. Many of the larger earthquakes have even been felt in Iceland's capital city, Reykjavik (where over half of the population lives), which lies only 27km away. This has led to heightened concerns about the effects of even larger earthquakes and also of a possible eruption from the Krýsuvík volcanic system in the area. South-west Iceland has a track record of centuries of calm, which we know can be broken by turbulent periods of intense earthquake activity accompanied by volcanic eruptions. It looks like we are entering the next turbulent period. The most recent earthquake swarm is in fact the latest in a period of significantly heightened seismic activity that started over a year ago. The shaking of the Earth is the most obvious … [Read more...] about Giant Iceland volcano system may erupt after 17,000 earthquakes recorded in a week
UNIVERSAL Credit is a single monthly payment that rolls six benefits into one. The payments are calculated depending on your individual circumstances so yours won't necessarily be the same as someone else's. It's designed to help people on lower incomes, but the government says it should also help people get back into work. But the more you work the more your benefits will be affected. This is because Universal Credit is subject to the taper rate, which means that for every £1 you earn over a certain allowance, 63p is deducted from your payments. We believe you should be able to keep hold of more of your cash. The Sun wants the taper rate to be slashed to 50p to help at least four million struggling families. But until then, we talk you through how your Universal Credit payment is worked out and how getting a job will affect your payments. Universal Credit calculators TRYING to work out how much Universal Credit you can get can be overwhelming. There … [Read more...] about Universal Credit calculator: How much can you get?
A snorkeler came across a huge stash of cocaine worth around £1.2million inside a bin bag while out swimming. Twenty-five bricks of the Class A drug were found stuffed inside the floating bale off the Florida Keys on Wednesday afternoon, police have said. The snorkeler was swimming near Craig Key at Mile Marker 72 and notified police at around 1.50pm, Monroe County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Border Patrol agents responded and retrieved the drugs. Chief Border Patrol Agent Thomas G. Martin said the unidentified "Good Samaritan" contacted the authorities after discovering the "large black bundle wrapped in tape", weighing around 31kg. What do you think of this story? Let us know in the comments Taking to Twitter , he said: "On Wednesday, a Good Samaritan discovered 68 lbs. of cocaine valued at over 1.5 million dollars floating in the #FloridaKeys . "The individual noticed a large black bundle wrapped in tape & contacted local authorities. … [Read more...] about Snorkeler finds £1.1 million worth of cocaine floating inside taped bin bag