The Funniest Things Overheard at Lockn’ Festival 2016

first_imgWith thousands of people descended upon the Oak Ridge Farm for the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia over the weekend, hilarious comments were bound to be overheard. Though music by so many great live musicians took the spotlight at the festival, the crowd that formed over the weekend provided a true sense of community.As part of our ongoing “Overheard At” series, we present to you the funniest things uttered at this year’s Lockn’. What were some of your favorites? Be sure to let us know!“As I was dropping someone off at Will Call, a guy asked me if I knew where Will Call was.”“My feet aren’t really working but they’re working great.”“It may be a Phish but it’s not a Herring!”“I’m guessing a Zero encore, as in no encore” (Right before Phish encored with Character Zero)“A gal was fishing an IPA out of her shorts after passing security. Five guys watching. One comments, ‘Congratulations you just birthed an IPA.’”“You don’t realize how many people are behind us til you turn around and look.” After a Derek Trucks solo: “There should be a prescription required for that.”Overheard on the lot waiting to get in Thursday at 6 AM: “Lockn is just waiting and weirdness, my friends. Waiting and weirdness.”“Ice cold handjobs here! Get your ice cold handjobs here.”“That’s definitely the last time I boof altoids”“We can play spirit sticks with these glowsticks!” “What do you normally use?” “Regular sticks.”“Can somebody please tell me what I’m looking for?”“I have a wook timer. 10 minutes.”“Get your vegetarian hot dogs here! all beef!”“Extra Brown, those jam band hippies didn’t know what to do with the Poopship.”“I didn’t come here to be sober you mfers!”“If I want to park, do I have to buy a parking pass?”“If it says gates at noon, does that mean the gates OPEN at noon?”“I don’t know where my sweat ends and the world’s moisture begins.”“Are those wooks holding onto each other’s dreadlocks?”Guy says to his girl, “what the hell is a fried burrito any way?”  Some random guy walking by, in his best Cheech voice replies, “Das a chimichonga, man.”“Yo dude, where’s your pot? Not your weed, but your pot. I want to cook something.”“A dude passed out, man. … while Trey was shredding.”Me to my friend: “Remember last year when…” Random stranger interrupting: “No one remembers last year, man.”At Circles Around The Sun: “I think the theme of this set is ‘people who took acid for Phish need a place to go.’”Getting out of a car in the day lot, first day, and the very first thing heard from someone in a schoolgirl voice: “Have you thought about synthetic urine?”“Some of the portapotties have hand sanitizer and some don’t. You could say it’s a real crapshoot.”“How do you tell a wook to go home at the end of a festival if its home is the forest?”“Fuck yeah! This shit is great!” Someone asked if “things were kicking in.” Guy replied, “No this shower. IT’S FUCKING GREAT!”To the tune of a Hot Pockets commercial: “Hot Lockn.”“Someone pooped in my cooler.”“This rice ball is like a mozzarella stick and a pizza had a love child.”“I feel like I’ve spent the past three days in a hot yoga studio 24/7.”Three people at the water tank on Blue Ridge Lane: “Someone look up what potable means.”“You guys, listen. I just really need some AC and cocaine right now.”New vocabulary word: redneck loofah (wet wipe on a stick).“If music could take a dump, it would sound like Ween.”“After this whole day of amazing music, I have one song stuck in my head: ‘Freeze Frame.’ Damn you Peter Wolf!”“I hate when people make glowstick orbs with random colors. Pick a theme goddamnit!”“Is acid kosher? Because it’s Friday night and I’m about to eat a whole bunch of it.”Posted on a sign: “Official Lockn booby painting. Two thumbs up from Nelson County sheriffs”A girl walking past after My Morning Jacket on Saturday night stating she had taken not 1 not 2 not 3 but 4 SHOWERS!“We got a piñata full of drugs!”“I probably shouldn’t risk this at a music festival.”“Where’s my wallet?! I have a bunch of opium in it.”“We were selling stickers and a dude asks my 10 year old if he could get one for a dollar. She looked him square in the eye and informed him, ‘this isn’t the dollar tree.’”Overheard while waiting for JRAD on Friday night, after hearing the same Motown CD forever on loop when they started a half hour late: ” Where are these guys? I’ve had enough of Sweatin’ to the Oldies.”“A guy asked to trade shoes with me because his feet hurt.”“No ducks, no deal.”“Two stoners in the hammocks next to me ruminating on how they lacked the motivation to go get more weed.”“Whatever you do, take care of your shoes… That’s why I wear sandals, they take care of themselves.”“I don’t know about Krishna but these beads are fucking killin’ it.”“I’m carrying a fully cooked hot dog, in a bun, in my bag for when I get hungry.”“I’m about 75% sure there’s not acid on those gummy worms. I can’t remember.”“I’m good man. I’m still fucked up from last year.”last_img read more

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Judge upholds Harvard’s admissions policy

first_imgReacting to the ruling, Harvard’s lead attorney, William F. Lee ’72, said justice had been served.“Today’s decision unequivocally affirms that Harvard does not discriminate on the basis of race in its admissions process, and that Harvard’s pursuit of the diverse student body central to its educational mission is lawful,” said Lee. “It represents a significant victory not merely for Harvard, but also for all schools and students, for diversity, and for the rule of law. As the court has recognized, now is not the time to turn back the clock on diversity and opportunity.”Blum said his group was disappointed with the ruling. “We believe that the documents, emails, data analysis, and depositions SFFA presented at trial compellingly revealed Harvard’s systematic discrimination against Asian American applicants,” he said, promising to appeal the decision.During the trial, which began last October in Boston’s federal courthouse, Harvard’s expert witness, economist David Card of the University of California at Berkeley testified that SFFA’s case was based on a flawed statistical model. As part of her ruling, Burroughs wrote she found “no credible evidence that corroborates the improper discrimination suggested by [SFFA’s] statistical model. Asian American applicants are accepted at the same rate as other applicants and now make up more than 20 percent of Harvard’s admitted classes, up from 3.4 percent in 1980.”Eight current and former Harvard students testified in support of the University’s race-conscious admissions policies during trial. SFFA did not call any student to the witness stand to testify, which Burroughs noted during final arguments in February, telling SFFA’s lawyers that they had a “no-victim problem.” In Tuesday’s ruling, she reiterated the point.“SFFA did not present a single Asian American applicant who was overtly discriminated against or who was better qualified than an admitted white applicant when considering the full range of factors that Harvard values in its admissions process.”Jeannie Park ’83, co-founding board member of the Coalition for a Diverse Harvard and president of the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance, two groups that joined briefs supporting the University and that together have 7,000 members representing all of Harvard’s Schools, regularly attended the trial.“We are thrilled that the judge has ruled to affirm race-conscious admissions at Harvard and that the attack on campus diversity that this lawsuit represents has been beaten back,” said Park. “As alumni, we well know the critical role that the diversity of our classmates played in our education and continues to play in fostering the best possible learning environment and education for those who will lead our world in the future. The testimony of the student and alumni amici clearly made a difference in this case, and we are ever grateful to our members who shared their stories and thankful to Judge Burroughs for hearing them.” Lawyers for Harvard defend University practices, warn of dire consequences if overturned Students, alumni speak from experience on power of diversity Related William Lee says he expects judge will find that College does not discriminate against Asian Americans Harvard supporters set to testify in admissions trial Attorney appears confident admissions case ruling will favor Harvard Federal Judge Allison D. Burroughs ruled in favor of Harvard Tuesday, upholding its practice of including race as one of many factors considered in reviewing applications to the College.The long-awaited decision was the culmination of a lawsuit that began in 2014 when the group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), founded by affirmative-action foe Edward Blum, charged the University with discriminating against Asian American applicants based on their race. Blum has supported other lawsuits targeting civil rights protections in recent years. SFFA has similar litigation pending against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Texas.In her 130-page ruling, Burroughs found for Harvard on SFFA’s claims, ruling that the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, does not engage in racial balancing or the use of quotas, and does not place too much emphasis on race when considering an applicant’s admissions file. She also wrote that, “Harvard has demonstrated that no workable and available race-neutral alternatives would allow it to achieve a diverse student body while still maintaining its standards for academic excellence.”In her conclusion, Burroughs cited Supreme Court precedent, quoted Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, and referenced the testimony of Ruth Simmons, former Brown University president and current president of Prairie View A&M University.“Harvard’s admission program passes constitutional muster in that it satisfies the dictates of strict scrutiny,” wrote Burroughs. “The students who are admitted to Harvard and choose to attend will live and learn surrounded by all sorts of people, with all sorts of experiences, beliefs, and talents. They will have the opportunity to know and understand one another beyond race, as whole individuals with unique histories and experiences. It is this, at Harvard and elsewhere, that will move us, one day, to the point where we see that race is a fact, but not the defining fact and not the fact that tells us what is important. But we are not there yet. Until we are, race-conscious admissions programs that survive strict scrutiny will have an important place in society and help ensure that colleges and universities can offer a diverse atmosphere that fosters learning, improves scholarship, and encourages mutual respect and understanding.”In a letter to the community following the ruling, Harvard President Larry Bacow called it a victory for both diversity and inclusion.“The consideration of race, alongside many other factors, helps us achieve our goal of creating a diverse student body that enriches the education of every student. Everyone admitted to Harvard College has something unique to offer our community, and today we reaffirm the importance of diversity — and everything it represents to the world.” Final arguments in admissions suitlast_img read more

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Eight Shows to Look Out for at NYMF

first_img Lesli Margherita (Photos courtesy of New York Musical Festival) Star Files View Comments The thirteenth annual New York Musical Festival officially starts on July 11, kicking off a month of workshop productions, developmental readings and concerts of shows to look out for. Several musicals, including Next to Normal, [title of show] and Altar Boyz got their big break at NYMF, so this is your chance to stay ahead of the curve. Below are eight picks with talented stars, intriguing scores and noteworthy premises that caught our eye. For the full lineup and tickets, visit the NYMF website.RemissionReading: July 11, 15 & 17Tony nominee Emily Skeggs will take a quick hiatus from Fun Home to explore another troubled college student at NYMF. In the reading of Rebekah M. Allen’s musical, Skeggs will play Davy, a junior who hides her cancer diagnosis and copes with life or death decisions through storytelling and fantasy. Like Fun Home, the show’s tone jumps between somber and unexpectedly energetic while facing dark themes.A Lasting ImpressionReading: July 13 & 20Jennifer Damiano and Meghann Fahy both played Natalie in Next to Normal on Broadway, and now they’ll share the stage as siblings. The show follows the connections and relationships between sisters Kali and Simone and Jo (played by Ciara Renée), a journalist who returns from assignment in Syria. Whitney Mosery, who worked with Damiano as the associate director of American Psycho, will helm the reading of Emily Kaczmarek and Zoe Sarank’s musical.Eh Dah? Questions for My FatherSolo Show: July 19, 20, 23, 24, 25 & 28Self-proclaimed “Ghetto-Hippie-Arab-Commie-China Doll” Aya Aziz tackles culture wars, Islamophobia and more in her semi-autobiographical solo show. The performance artist and songwriter weaves through several characters and voices to find the balance between her eclectic New York City life with the uncertainties of her Egyptian-American father and Muslim family. For a taste of Aziz’s unique sound and style, check out footage from her previous show, Sitting Regal by the Window.IconProduction: July 20, 23, 24 & 26A lavish score, Broadway grand dames and an intricate plot involving an American princess and an ill-fated affair all come into play in this romantic drama. Jonathan Kaldor and Sebastian Michael’s musical follows an American debutante who marries into a royal family and the affair with her music teacher turns violent, as well as a young man who uncovers his grandfather’s story 40 years later. The starry lineup includes Donna McKechnie and Tony Sheldon.A Scythe of TimeProduction: July 21, 23, 24 & 26Lesli Margherita in a fancy hat with peacock feathers? You’ve got our attention. The Broadway.com favorite will star in Alan Harris and Mark Alan Swanson’s show, which follows a 19th-century London writer as she attempts to solve the mystery of the deaths of several contemporaries. So like Mrs. Wormwood, she’s British, but this time, she loves reading. Inspired by two Edgar Allan Poe stories, the production also features PJ Griffith and Matt Dengler.Bread and RosesReading: July 22An all-star cast, including Mandy Gonzalez, Jon Rua (recently of Hamilton) and Mary Testa will take part in a developmental reading of this new musical, inspired by a true story and based on the film of the same name. With a sound that blends cultures and genres, Jill Abramovitz and Brad Alexander tell the story of Maya, a young Mexican woman who crosses the U.S. border to work with her sister as a janitor. After facing harsh and abusive conditions, she joins the movement to unionize the workers.Dust Can’t Kill MeProduction: August 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7Once Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis and Spring Awakening’s Kathryn Gallagher are no strangers to incorporating instruments into their performances, and they’ll do so once more for this folk musical. The story follows a group of individuals who journey into the desert during the Dust Bowl following a prophet’s promise of paradise. The score, by Elliah Heifetz and Abigail Carney, is already one to keep your ears out for, having already picked up accolades from Fringe NYC.Newton’s CradleProduction: August 3-7Tony winner Victoria Clark will put her director’s cap on to helm a workshop of a new musical by mother-and-son team Kim and Heath Saunders (the latter set to make his Broadway debut this fall). The story, set to an electro-pop score, follows Evan Newton (played by Heath), a young man who, after proposing to his girlfriend, is forced to confront his family and fight the labels—like “autistic”—he was given from an early age.last_img read more

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Sherry FitzGerald set to go public

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RI digitalizes trade, investment to spur economy amid pandemic

first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic has prompted Indonesia to digitalize various administrative processes to spur trade and investment amid a slowing economy and with social restrictions in place.For example, Indonesia is allowing Australian exporters to use an electronic certificate of origin in order to claim free trade agreement benefits for its exported products, according to Sally Deane, senior trade commissioner of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).The move is seen as a positive step for the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), which enters into force on July 5. Topics : “Australia and Indonesia were already making progress in this space [regulatory reform], but with COVID-19 we have seen some acceleration of these trends,” Deane said in a virtual discussion on Tuesday.Before the pandemic, Indonesia used electronic quarantine certificates for the trade of agricultural products with Australia, the Netherlands and New Zealand, according to the Indonesian Agriculture Quarantine Agency.Deane said that moving forward, both governments should further utilize digital channels to allow Indonesian and Australian business communities to participate in virtual business matching or product showcases at a time when international travel is restricted.“I think we can look at ways of using digital channels to bring our two business communities together,” Deane added.Under the CEPA agreement, Indonesian exports to Australia will get zero tariffs. Likewise, most of Australia’s exports, including live male cattle, frozen beef, dairy products and sugar, may enter Indonesia without any duties.center_img The Indonesian Trade Ministry expects the export of some Indonesian products to Australia, such as automotive products, timber, textiles, electronics and communication tools, to increase despite recording a US$3.2 billion trade deficit last year.Digitalization has also taken place on the investment front. The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) currently provides an online one-stop service platform, the Online Single Submission (OSS), to process business permit applications. The OSS was created to simplify the administrative process of starting a business in the country.BKPM head Bahlil Lahadalia also announced his plan to develop a web-based OSS application that can be managed not only by his office but also by regional administrations.In a hearing with the House of Representative on Tuesday, he proposed a budget of Rp 150 billion ($10.6 million) for software development and hardware distribution to provinces, cities and agencies across the country.“Right now, there are various applications to process permits, especially at the regional level,” Tina Talisa, the agency’s spokeswoman, told The Jakarta Post via text message on Wednesday. “Hence, we see the need to use a single application and integrate the app for the government and regional administrations.”Tina said the application was “one of the agency’s strategies to recover investment in 2021,” as the pandemic forced the agency to revise down this year’s investment target.Total investment realization in the first quarter grew 8 percent year-on-year to Rp 210.7 trillion. However, Indonesia booked an annual decline of 9.2 percent in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the same period, propelled by the coronavirus pandemic, which brought the global economy to a temporary halt.Red tape and unfavorable labor laws for businesses have weighed down Indonesia’s appeal to foreign investors. The country’s ranking in the World Bank’s ease of doing business index has stagnated at 73rd of 190 for the past two years.The incoming partnership may prompt Indonesia to further improve its investment climate, particularly in education, tourism and construction, according to Pingkan Audrine, a researcher at the Center for Indonesian Public Policies think tank, quoting data from the Trade Ministry.last_img read more

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Gold Coast’s top nine penthouse sales of 2018

first_img3/57 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach changed hands for $3 million. 3902/3400 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise changed hands for almost $4 million.ROOFTOP pools, million-dollar views and enough space to make your eyes water.Welcome to the sky-high reality of penthouse living where cashed-up interstate buyers are splashing out millions of dollars for the privileged lifestyle. Render of the Gold Coast’s new super tower, Spirit, which was officially launched to the market on Friday, July 6.REIQ Gold Coast zone director Andrew Henderson said penthouse living was often considered the epitome of Gold Coast living.“When it comes down to it, one of those things that a lot of people aspire to live in is a penthouse,” Mr Henderson said.“They are a limited commodity — they’re only on a top floor and at most there are only going to be the two.” Pintari penthouse- 71/3 Cunningham Ave, Main Beach.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe said there were a number of reasons the family loved the luxury apartment, among them a rooftop pool, state-of-the-art finishes and million-dollar views of the city, ocean and Broadwater.A Gold Coast penthouse sales record was set when property development company owner Ron Bakir sold his Surfers Paradise apartment for $9.5 million in January. The Pintari penthouse at 71/3 Cunningham Ave, Main Beach changed hands for $4.4 million.It followed a Main Beach penthouse which changed hands this week for $4.4 million.A Melbourne family bought the luxury Pintari penthouse, which was due to settle this week.“It’ll be a holiday home for them. They keep a boat at the Southport Yacht Club,” Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty agent Kim Sharpe said. Ron Bakir’s penthouse that he sold in January for a record $9.5 million.The sale, handled by Michael Kollosche, settled in March.But that record could be smashed if the owners of the Gold Coast’s newest super tower, Spirit, get what they want for their sprawling 1850sq m penthouse.They are asking $41.2 million for the signature summit residence, which will cover two floors of the 89-storey building and feature four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The Sun City penthouse at 3902/3400 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise.A run of penthouse sales has seen a new wave of homeowners enter the Gold Coast market.The latest sale has been a Sun City penthouse in Surfers Paradise, which sold for under $4 million.Agent Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal handled the sale, but was tight-lipped on the price. 103/3645 DeVille, Main Beach Pde, Main Beach sold for $2.575 million. TOP PENTHOUSE SALES OF 2018 3250/23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, $9.5 million150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach, $5.3 million702/252 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, $5.25 million71/3 Cunningham Ave, Main Beach, $4.4 million3902/3400 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, under $4 million3/57 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach, $3 million185/12 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters, $2.6 million26704/2 Ephraim Island Pde, Paradise Point, $2.6 million103/ 3645 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach, $2.575 million 702/252 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach sold for $5.25 million. The Sun City penthouse at 3902/3400 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise.“There was an overwhelming response from both interstate and overseas buyers with a lot of high net worth and genuine buyers out of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane,” Mr Stevens said. “The Brisbane buyers will use the property as their luxury holiday home. “The penthouse ticked all of their boxes — they had been looking for quite a while and after they conducted a two-hour long inspection, they knew they had to own it.” last_img read more

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Serie A: Gomez winner pulls Atalanta in second spot

first_img Lazio, now three points behind Atalanta, are at home against relegated Brescia on Wednesday. Parma dominated early at home with Kulusevski, on-loan from Juventus, putting the hosts ahead two minutes before the break. Ivorian Gervinho broke through from midfield, sending the ball forward for 20-year-old Kulusevski who fired in for his third goal in as many matches. They overtake Inter Milan to move second, two points ahead of Antonio Conte’s side, with the two teams meeting in the final game of the season next weekend. Inter Milan play Napoli in the San Siro later on Tuesday looking to move back second. Juventus have already secured a ninth straight Serie A title, but three teams are in contention for the runners-up spot – Inter Milan, Atalanta and Lazio. Read Also: Lampard key to Werner joining Chelsea Atalanta struggled after losing defender Jose Luis Palomino who pulled up injured and could be in doubt against PSG. But Malinovskyi finally got the equaliser with his freekick passing through the Parma wall, then captain Gomez rifled in the winner to extend his side’s unbeaten league run to 17 games, with the club’s 98th league goal so far this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Things About Ancient Egypt That We Don’t Yet KnowWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Best Cars Of All Time9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconiccenter_img Loading… Atalanta moved second in Serie A on Tuesday with Ruslan Malinovskyi and Papu Gomez’s second-half goals sealing a 2-1 comeback win over Parma. Swedish midfielder Dejan Kulusevski had scored for midtable Parma against his former club just before the break. But Malinovskyi sent in a freekick with 20 minutes to go, and Gomez grabbed the winner six minutes from time as the northern side warmed up for next month’s Champions League quarter-final game against Paris Saint-Germain. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side are already assured of Champions League football next season and are targeting an historic second place in the league.last_img read more

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Hall of Fame Night checkers fly for Wilinski

first_imgThe yellow flag was the only thing that slowed Wilinski as he again jumped to a dominating lead on the restart. Wyatt Block, Rothe and Konnor Wilinski were left to sort things out for second at the line with Block grabbing the spot followed by Roth and Konnor Wilinski in the top four. Not to be outdone, Dan Michonski got by polesitter Asa Doxtator on lap one of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and proceeded to disappear from the pack on his way to a green to checkers win.  SHAWANO, Wis. (June 1) – Jerry Wilinski was the IMCA Modified winner on Hall of Fame Induction Night at Shawano Speedway.  By Dave Buss Wilinski skated by Tim Rothe on the second lap to grab the lead in the Saturday main event. Wilinski checked out from the field until a lap nine caution brought the pack back together. center_img Jerry Wilinski won the Saturday IMCA Modified main event at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Turn 2 Pho­tos) A late caution changed everything in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature as Vince Enge­bregtsen had a great restart and charged to the lead, capturing the win with Kevin Bethke second and Jordan Bartz third.  Gary Roehrborn and Tom Naeyaert were inducted into the Shawano Speedway Hall of Fame during a ceremony at intermission.last_img read more

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Tennis News US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal Edges Daniil Medvedev To Win 19th Grand Slam Title

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rafael Nadal was made to stretch but prevailed in end to beat Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 to win his fourth US Open title. Nadal clinched his 19th career Grand Slam singles title on Sunday to move just one shy of Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record of 20.The victory did not come easily for Nadal. It seemed like smooth sailing for the Spaniard as he grabbed the first two sets. He was one break up in the third. Nadal had dropped only one set on his way to the final and it seemed that he was not going drop any in the title clash.However, Medvedev mounted a comeback as he attempted to become the first Slam winner born in the 1990s.The Russian broke Nadal in the last game of each of the next two sets to force a decider. However, it was Nadal who came out on the top in the final set. Nadal broke to lead 3-2 in the fifth and again for 5-2. But he failed to serve out the victory there, double-faulting on break point, then couldn’t convert two match points at 5-3. At 5-4, Nadal saved a break point, and finally converted his third championship point to earn his fourth trophy at Flushing Meadows.Nadal, who made the semifinals at all four Slams for the first season since 2008, captured his 12th French Open title in June, lost the Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic and fell to Federer in the Wimbledon semi-finals. highlightscenter_img This is Rafael Nadal’s fourth title win at Flushing Meadows.Nadal is now one shy of Federer’s all-time title record of 20.Rafael Nadal had captured his 12th French Open title in June.last_img read more

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Cricket News Rishabh Pant Should Drop Down From No.4: VVS Laxman’s Advice For Regaining Form

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rishabh Pant has been struggling for form in international cricket in the last couple of series. In the West Indies tour, he managed just one fifty across all formats while in the two-match Twenty20 International series against South Africa, he had scores of 4 and 19. Pant has not managed to capitalise on the opportunities that were presented to him in both ODIs and T20Is. With Pant now the first-choice keeper across formats, the pressure on him to deliver is immense. VVS Laxman, the former India batsman who currently is on commentary duties on Star Sports, has suggested one simple idea for Pant to regain his form. “Pant should bat at number 5 and 6, where you have the license to go out and express yourself and at the moment he doesn’t know the right method of scoring runs at number 4. The nature of Rishabh Pant’s batting is that he plays aggressive shots…unfortunately at the international level he is not able to succeed at the number four position. Every player goes through this phase, his natural game is free flowing but suddenly he is not gaining the same results (which he did with Delhi franchise in the IPL),” Laxman said. In the three-match T20I series against West Indies, he managed scores of 0,4 and 65* while in the ODIs, he scored just 20 and 0. Even in the Tests, his highest score was 27 but his keeping was solid. Laxman said that every player goes through a rough patch at some point in their careers.Also Read | Rishabh Pant Shatters MS Dhoni’s Record In Style In Jamaica Test Vs West Indies”He is trying to evolve and trying to add different dimensions to his game by rotating the strike that we saw in the previous match but unfortunately, his shot selection at the start of the innings has not been great. There are other people to bat at number 4 like Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer who are experienced and could play at that spot. He also has a lot of pressure as he is taking the place of MS Dhoni who has done a lot for Indian cricket, to get his confidence back the team management needs to let him go bat at number 5 or 6 and express himself,” Laxman said. Also Read | MS Dhoni Left Out For South Africa T20I Series – Right Or Wrong Move?With the three-match Twenty20 series ending 1-1, the focus now shifts to the Test matches which begin on October 2 in Vizag followed by matches in Pune and Ranchi. The last time South Africa toured India for a Test series, they were hammered 3-0 in the four-Test series.last_img read more

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