University of Evansville Named #6 Best College in the Midwest by U.S. News &…

first_imgThe University of Evansville has been named the sixth best college in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges Rankings. UE rose one spot overall this year and has appeared in the top 10 for more than a decade.UE was also recognized for success in its engineering and business programs, commitment to undergraduate teaching, its work with veterans and international students, and for study abroad and social mobility.The College of Engineering and Computer Science at UE has moved up six spots over last year and was recognized as the #19 best engineering school among small private institutions in the country.The Schroeder School of Business was named the #4 best undergraduate business school in the country among small private institutions. UE’s accounting program was ranked #3, and finance was ranked #2 among small private colleges.For the first time this year, UE was recognized as one of the best schools for undergraduate teaching. Schools ranked in this category are chosen for having “faculty with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”“The outstanding dedication of our faculty is no secret to our students,” said UE president Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. “UE professors are exceptionally devoted to student success, so it is particularly exciting to be recognized nationally for this commitment.”The University was also recognized as the #5 Best College for Veterans in the Midwest and a Top Midwest school for International Students.Additionally, UE was highlighted in the category, Best Study Abroad Programs to Look For. The methodology for this category states that “study abroad programs at these schools involve substantial academic work abroad for credit – a year, a semester, or an intensive experience equal to a course – and considerable interaction with the local culture.“To be recognized on a national level in so many categories directly speaks to the caliber of the UE education and experience,” said Shane Davidson, vice president for enrollment and marketing. “We are particularly proud of the study abroad ranking, as our program at Harlaxton College is a cornerstone of the UE experience for so many of our students.”When studying abroad at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, UE students live alongside faculty members in a unique learning environment and are immersed in the local culture through the Meet-a-Family program. Financial aid packages also travel along with students to Harlaxton, making a semester abroad within reach for UE students of any major.UE was also recognized as a top performing Midwest school for social mobility. This category “measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants.” Pell Grant recipients typically come from households whose family incomes are less than $50,000 annually, though most Pell Grant money goes to students with a total family income below $20,000.The U.S. News & World Report rankings are designed to help prospective students and their families evaluate college choices. The Best Colleges rankings are available online at www.usnews.com/colleges and will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2019 guidebook, on newsstands later this month.View Online: http://evansville.meritpages.com/news/University-of-Evansville-Named-6-Best-College-in-the-Midwest-by-U-S-News-World-Report/10974FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Breaking: I am excited joining Chelsea–Chilwell

first_imgBen Chilwell has expressed his delight at joining Chelsea after completing a five-year deal from Leicester for a fee of £50m on Wednesday. The England defender will earn £190,000-per-week after passing a medical and also having checks on the heel injury that ruled him out of the end of last season. Chilwell said: ‘I am delighted to be joining Chelsea at this very exciting time for the club.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesTop 10 Historical Mysteries That Still Haven’t Been Solved7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Our Favorite Celebs Look Like With Their Natural Hair ColorA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs The 23-year-old is the club’s third major signing and a major target for this summer following the previous captures of Hakim Ziyech for just under £37m from Ajax and forward Timo Werner for £49m from RB Leipzig. Signing a new left-back was a big transfer window priority for Lampard. Chilwell’s move to Stamford Bridge ends his 11-year association with Leicester. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Gatorade apologizes over LeBron-related tweets

first_imgMiami Heat forward LeBron James watches action against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Gatorade apologized Friday for comments posted to the company’s Twitter feed after Miami Heat star LeBron James cramped up and had to leave Game 1 of the NBA Finals.The tweets were also deleted.James needed intravenous fluids after the game, during which temperatures inside San Antonio’s AT&T Center were measured at nearly 90 degrees afteer the arena’s air-conditioning system failed. The Spurs won the game 110-95, pulling away in the final 3:59 after James left the game for good with cramps ravaging his left leg.“Our apologies for our response to fans’ tweets during (Thursday) night’s Heat vs. Spurs game,” Gatorade said in a release. “We got caught up in the heat of the battle. As a longtime partner of the Miami Heat, we support the entire team.”Gatorade has a long business relationship with the NBA. James is an endorser of Powerade, a Gatorade rival.One of the now-deleted tweets, in response to someone who directed a message toward the sports drink’s feed, read that, “We were waiting on the sidelines, but he prefers to drink something else.”He may be paid by Powerade, but it appeared James was drinking Gatorade at least once during Game 1 of the finals. Video and photos taken of James on the Heat bench during the second half showed him holding what appeared to be a Gatorade bottle with the label removed, as has been the case on many other occasions.The only tweet that Gatorade left on its feed related to the matter Friday had been posted late in Game 1, saying, “With a game this hot, we’re right at home.”The Spurs said a power outage was to blame for the air-conditioning failure.last_img read more

Big Bivalves Await Diggers at Upcoming Razor Clam Dig

first_imgFacebook71Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifePlenty of fat clams await diggers who turn out for the next razor clam dig, set to run Feb. 26 through March 3 on various ocean beaches.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.As in previous openings, all digs are scheduled on evening tides. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon.Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, said razor clams sampled in recent days are noticeably heavier than those tested earlier in the season.“With all the plankton in the water, the clams seem to be “fattening” up earlier than usual,” Ayres said. “Those clams will make for some tasty meals after the next opening.”The upcoming dig is scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:Feb. 26, Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin HarborsFeb. 27, Thursday, 5:04 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, MocrocksFeb. 28, Friday, 5:49 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, MocrocksMarch 1, Saturday, 6:32 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Mocrocks, CopalisMarch 2, Sunday, 7:13 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Long Beach, MocrocksMarch 3, Monday, 7:53 p.m.; +0.3 feet; Twin HarborsAyres noted that the beaches open for the greatest number of days are those with the most clams still available for harvest.Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2013-14 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.For updates on upcoming digs, see WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.last_img read more

Here’s what happens if natural disaster strikes at the Tokyo Olympics 2020!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Sky Sports/ReutersAdvertisement 47uyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2fkoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eccwak9s( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2jxcfWould you ever consider trying this?😱1qe5sCan your students do this? 🌚c3lpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Japan is infamous for its high frequency of earthquakes. Geographically located in a volcanic zone on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the country experiences an average of 1500 earthquakes every year. Add to that the severe occurrence of typhoons, and the perturbation of a terror attack, you would think that how risky it would be to host the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, one of the most grand events of the world? Well fret not, because the organisers are preparing their best measures to take precautions against the worst kind of calamity.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sky Sports/ReutersJust before Christmas last December, the Olympic Gymnastic Centre at Tokyo’s Ariake district and the Tokyo Aquatics Centre went through an artificial ‘disaster drill’, where the stadium staff practices safety measures in case of a real earthquake occurring during the main event.Presuming the occurrence of a 7.3-magnitude earthquake, a bilingual public address was played in the stadium during the drill, which will be used to pacify the audience in emergency situations.Advertisement “There has been an earthquake. Please stay calm and protect yourself. This venue is safe. Taking action in a panic may lead to danger. Please stay calm and follow the staff’s instructions. The elevators may not be used.” this announcement is to be played in both Japanese and English.While the typhoon ‘Hagibis’ was the reason of the dismissal of three Rugby World Cup matches back in October, July and August is not the season of their frequent occurrence. However, the organisers are confident on having the best measures to counter the damage.Advertisement For counter terror measures, the Japan Self Defense Forces will also be present during rescue operations. The JSDF military personnel will be used to escort the panicked audience out of the stadium. Sniffer dogs will also be on patrol at the Tokyo Central Station and around the venue.(L)The firefighter team along with JSDF personnel escorting dummies during the drill, (R) a sniffer dog at the Tokyo Central Station. (Image Courtesy: AFP/Ruptly)Emergency troops from the Tokyo fire department were also present in the drill. The fire response team practised rescue operations out of the stadium using dummies. The firefighters have also gone through mandatory anti terrorism drills.The fire department using dummies to practice escort operations during the drill. (Image Courtesy: AFP)During the drill event, Yuriko Koike, the Governor of Tokyo inculcated an emergency meeting with the supervising officials from the fire department, coastguard, JSDF and various other officials.On receiving the news of an earthquake or similar case of crisis, Koike will be observing the venue and other affected areas around the city, and will assign her subordinates tasks accordingly.“We have many guests domestically and from abroad for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Please exert your utmost efforts to ensure the safety of spectators and Games workers as much as you do for Tokyo residents,” she announced in the drill meeting, ensuring the prioritisation of safety of the global audience and the citizens of the city in case of emergency.The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will kick off on 24th July. Advertisementlast_img read more

NJCU Satellite College Campus Coming to Fort Monmouth

first_imgBy Laura D.C. Kolnoski |OCEANPORT – Locating an educational institution on the former Fort Monmouth has long been a goal of the state, county and local agency redeveloping the former U.S. Army base.Last week, the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) approved a purchase and sale agreement with KKF University Enterprises, LLC, to buy the fort’s two-story Squier Hall and adjacent complex on Sherrill Avenue in Oceanport, now slated to become a satellite campus of New Jersey City University (NJCU). The school’s main campus is in Jersey City.Developer KKF will pay $2.5 million for the entire parcel, which includes seven buildings on eight acres. The firm will invest a minimum of $10.4 million to renovate approximately 46,000 square feet of the 76,538-square-foot main building and demolish other structures on the property. Space for parking and recreation already exist at the site.KKF is a member company of PRC Group of West Long Branch, a commercial and residential real estate development, property management and construction firm. In business about 60 years, the PRC Group also develops student housing focused on “providing students the opportunity to experience life in a community setting,” according to the company website. Among PRC’s previous projects are Campus Town at The College of New Jersey near Trenton, student housing at The Peddie School in Hightstown and the redevelopment of University Place on New Jersey City University’s (NJCU) Jersey City campus.Following renovations at Squier Hall, built in 1935, the property will be leased to NJCU. Squier Hall, considered a prominent fort building that served as the first permanent Signal Corps laboratory there, is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The purchaser will take “all necessary measures to ensure the National Register historic preservation covenants are observed,” said Bruce Steadman, FMERA executive director, who added the authority has already made recommendations to the purchaser regarding façade designs.South of the Raritan River, the college’s coursework toward bachelor’s and master’s degree completion programs currently takes place at the Wall Higher Education Center – known as NJCU Monmouth – in partnership with Brookdale Community College. Plans are to relocate programs including nursing, national security studies and business to the fort location. The agreement allows for potential development of a residence hall and additional educational buildings to accommodate a student body estimated at up to 800 students.Opened in 1929 as the New Jersey State Normal School, NJCU was renamed New Jersey State Teachers College in 1935, and Jersey City State College in 1958. It’s current status and name change occurred in 1998.The agreement between FMERA and KKF University Enterprises makes it clear the satellite campus’s completion and opening could be at least three years away. Prior to closing, KKF must complete its due diligence and obtain all necessary approvals to develop the project. Accommodations for extensions to three planned construction phases – each to be completed within three years – are built into the agreement.Approximately 58 temporary construction jobs are anticipated, officials said, followed by a minimum of 70 permanent full and part-time jobs to be created within 48 months of closing. As per FMERA rules, the purchaser will incur a penalty of $1,500 for each permanent job not created. KKF will also be responsible for funding a new 2,200-foot sewer main along Sherrill Avenue.KKF University Enterprises was the sole bidder on the site when it was offered for sale in April 2016. Its proposal was evaluated and scored based on established criteria by a FMERA select committee and found to be compliant. The authority’s original master redevelopment plan called for the Squier Hall complex to be redeveloped for an educational, office or high-tech industry use.All prospective purchasers of fort parcels must adhere to FMERA’s established criteria or present a reasonable alternative supported by copious backup data. While most redeveloped fort parcels have adhered to FMERA’s plans, the authority has accepted “outside the box” proposals, as Steadman put it. An example is the coming redevelopment of six barracks buildings into an active arts community proposed by local businessman and art gallery owner Kenneth Schwartz.According to Dave Nuse, FMERA deputy executive director and director of real estate development, 74 percent of the available parcels at the 1,127-acre fort are sold, under contract, in negotiations or entering the process.“Several projects are ready to break this fall and winter,” Steadman said. “The next six to 12 months will be very exciting around here.”This article was first published in the Oct. 4-10, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Geocaching.com Presents: World Wide Flash Mob

first_img[Editor’s note: English and German subtitles available by clicking the CC button][vsw id=”kyCrnSL72uM” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch Geocaching.com Presents: World Wide Flash Mob (WWFM) for a look inside this geocaching phenomenon. The 9th geocaching WWFM is just over a week away. On June 9, more than 300 WWFM events are already planned in 31 countries. Those who attend WWFM IX will walk away with great memories, a smiley, and receive a custom WWFM Souvenir on their Geocaching.com profile. The Souvenir will be awarded within 72 hours of the WWFM.WWFM in GermanyAt least 10,000 geocachers are expected to attend WWFM IX events on June 9, 2012. Find an event near you by exploring the WWFM IX Bookmark list.Check out this blog post for advice if you plan to attend a WWFM.Subscribe to the official Geocaching.com YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos about the evolving world of geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related2012 World Wide Flash Mob ApproachingMay 22, 2012In “Movie References”Fastest 15 Minutes in Geocaching – WWFM XApril 15, 2013In “Community”The Fastest 15 Minutes in Geocaching: WWFMMay 5, 2014In “Geocaching Info”last_img read more

Getting Off Fossil Fuels

first_imgCan we live without fossil fuels?If we accept that it would be a good thing to get off fossil fuels, how do we do that? It isn’t easy. Our modern American society has been built on a foundation of inexpensive fossil fuels. Our dependence is huge and deep-seated. Eliminating that dependence will be a mammoth undertaking — but, I believe, a necessary one.While there are a lot of ways to approach this challenge, I’ll focus here on the micro-scale: what we as individuals can do to get off fossil fuels. This week I’ll look at our houses; next week, transportation.Here are some strategies:1. Insulate your house. By dramatically improving the energy performance of your house, you can reduce the heating loads enough that other, non-fossil-fuel heat sources can realistically satisfy those needs. Adding robust amounts of insulation when building a new house isn’t so hard — the extra cost can be at least partly offset by lower costs for heating and air conditioning systems — but with existing buildings it’s a huge challenge.A so-called deep-energy retrofit may cost $100,000 or more for a typical home. It involves adding extra insulation to either the interior or exterior of the existing insulated shell of the house, upgrading to triple-glazed, R-5 windows, and significantly air-tightening the house.If you don’t significantly boost the energy performance of your home, you can still wean yourself from fossil fuels — but it’s a lot harder.2. Convert to a non-fossil-fuel heating system. Wood heat may be an option in some areas, but if everyone started heating with wood, air pollution would get a lot worse and we would quickly deplete forests. I generally consider this a realistic option only in very rural areas and areas not prone to weather inversions (atmospheric conditions trap air pollution in valleys).Pellet stoves and larger pellet boilers are also an option — one that’s gaining a lot of ground in northern Europe and beginning to generate interest in the U.S. Wood pellets are made by compressing sawdust and other wood waste (sometimes whole trees) into small pellets that look like rabbit food. Pellet stoves and boilers are a lot cleaner-burning than wood stoves and older-style wood boilers, because the pellets are burned under careful conditions with supplied air that ensures very complete combustion.If you get heating loads low enough, you can consider electric heat as a realistic option. But for electric heat to be an affordable option, a heat pump should be used rather than standard electric-resistance baseboard heaters. With heat pumps, the electricity is used for moving heat from one place to another — such as from the outside air (with an air-source heat pump) or the ground (with a ground-source or geothermal heat pump) into your house. For every one unit of electricity consumed by a heat pump, two to three units of heat (sometimes even more) are delivered. We can think of the heat pump as being 200% to 300% efficient, though it’s not actually a measure of efficiency.With heat pumps, I’m a big fan of the new generation of air-source heat pumps that are often referred to as minisplit heat pumps but are more correctly called VRF (variable-refrigerant-flow) heat pumps. These are made by such companies as Mitsubishi, Daikin, and Fujitsu. They perform almost as well as ground-source heat pumps and they cost a whole lot less, because digging trenches or drilling wells is not required.3. Convert to renewable electricity. As astute readers will note, simply switching from gas or oil heating systems to heat pumps only helps wean us from fossil fuels if the electricity is produced from other than coal or natural gas power plants. Because the electric grid is so distributed, the electrons that flow through the grid come from many sources, and about half of the nation’s electricity currently comes from coal, with most of the rest produced by natural gas, nuclear power, or hydropower. The last two options are fossil-fuel-free, but in most places the electricity can be assumed to come from a mix of energy sources, with a significant portion of that from fossil fuels.To be sure that one’s electricity is from non-fossil-fuel sources you can install your own renewable electricity system — with solar electricity or photovoltaics (PV) usually being the most practical option — or you can buy electricity that is designated as coming from a renewable energy source. I like the idea of installing your own PV system so that you can track your production and consumption and be sure that your consumption is being offset by solar electricity. Various tax credits, incentives, and dropping PV costs have made this option increasingly feasible in recent years.Sourcing renewable electricity from the utility company is only an option if the utility company has a renewable energy program. Our company, BuldingGreen, pays about 4¢/kWh more for electricity through the Cow Power program of Central Vermont Public Service Company; my wife and I do the same at home. That higher rate helps to pay for on-farm methane generators that have been built on at least a half-dozen large Vermont farms.Next week, we’ll look at the more challenging issue of shifting to non-fossil-fuel transportation. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. He also coauthored BuildingGreen’s special report on windows that just came out. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. Air pollution and military interventionThe extraction of coal, oil, and natural gas is highly damaging to the environment. From mountaintop removal of coal in West Virginia to open-pit mining of tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to the newest fracking practices that are thought to be contaminating aquifers from Pennsylvania to North Dakota, the fossil fuel extraction business isn’t pretty.There’s air pollution from burning these fuels. Natural gas isn’t so bad (except from a global-warming standpoint), but coal combustion generates significant particulate emissions and sulfur dioxide, causing acid rain, and both coal and oil combustion may release nitrous oxides and contribute to ground-level ozone and smog production. According to a 2010 report from the American Public Health Association, just the healthcare costs associated with air pollution from vehicles amounts to $50-80 billion per year in the U.S. (that’s as much as 60¢ per gallon of gasoline consumed); other estimates put that cost even higher.When we buy fossil fuels we generally send money out of the community to support large corporations and foreign governments. That’s money that doesn’t stay in the local economy.And then with oil there’s the issue of how much it costs to protect our access to this resource — fundamentally, that’s what took us into Iraq. We are spending billions of dollars per week in the Middle East, not to mention the thousands of American soldiers’ lives that have been lost and the lives of untold thousands of Middle Easterners.center_img There are a lot of things not to like about fossil fuels. Most obviously, the burning of oil, natural gas, propane, and coal releases huge quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, where it traps heat through the greenhouse effect.Fossil fuels were created over hundreds of millions of years when vegetation accumulated in oxygen-poor conditions and did not fully decompose before being trapped underground. Heat and pressure gradually turned that organic matter (and its stored carbon) into these various carbon-rich fuels. When we burn those fuels to heat our homes, generate electricity, or power our cars, the hydrocarbon reacts with oxygen, converting the stored carbon into carbon dioxide, which causes global warming.But even if burning fossil fuels didn’t cause the release carbon dioxide and cause global warming (just for a moment, let’s say those climate change deniers were right), there would still be plenty of reasons not to burn these fuels.last_img read more

Solar Decathlon Opening Is Scheduled for October 3

first_imgTeams representing 19 colleges and universities from the United States, Canada, and Europe will showcase their solar-powered demonstration houses when the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2013 opens for a 10-day run on October 3 in Irvine, California.The biennial competition was launched in 2002 and until this year it had taken place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. For this year’s Decathlon, the Department of Energy (DOE) sought proposals from cities around the country and eventually selected the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, a 1,300-acre former Marine Corps air station. The park offers enough room to expand the Decathlon to include a clean-energy exposition called XPO.The competition typically includes 20 teams, but the Department of Energy said Tidewater Virginia had dropped out.Entries this year represent mostly U.S. universities, but also the Czech Republic, Austria, and Ontario and Alberta in Canada. Solar Decathlons also took place this year in China and Europe. Competing in 10 different areasTeam entries are judged in 10 different areas, including architectural appeal, marketing appeal, engineering, communications, affordability, indoor comfort, and energy consumption. Teams are awarded points in each area, either by completing a specified task, by monitored performance, or by jury evaluation.The DOE wasn’t specific about exactly how many teams applied to the Decathlon this year other than to say that by the time the 2011 event was wrapping up “more than 40 hopeful teams” were already at work preparing proposals for this year’s event.They created draft design plans and assembled other information that was reviewed by a panel of engineers, scientists, and building experts. Winning teams were notified in January 2012.Teams not only have to design and build the houses, but also figure out how to get them to the site of the Decathlon where they are reassembled for the competition. It’s an expensive process. The Department of Energy gives each team $100,000 to get them started, but makes them responsible for expenses beyond that.last_img read more

2nd Test Day 1: India reach 290 for 9 at stumps against England

first_imgIndia’s Ajinkya Rahane celebrates reaching his century with team-mate Mohammed Shami during the second cricket test match against England at Lord’s cricket ground in London on July 17, 2014. Photo: ReutersIndia were 290 for nine in their first innings against England at stumps on day one of the second Test at Lord’s, in London on Thursday.Mohammad Shami (14) and Ishant Sharma (12) were at the crease on the completion of 90 overs.A fine gutsy century from Ajinkya Rahane and his valuable 90-run stand with Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India recover from a batting collapse to reach a respective 290 for nine against England.On a green top at Lord’s, India suffered a batting collapse, losing four wickets for 42 runs, but Rahane (103) and Bhuvneshwar (36) put on a valiant stand that pulled out India from a precarious 145 for seven to a competitive total. At stumps, Mohammed Shami was batting on 14 and Ishant Sharma on 12.England’s chief destructor was pace spearhead James Anderson, who picked up four for 55 while Stuart Broad got two for 79. Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali got a wicket apiece.Anderson, who is staring at a two-match ban for allegedly “pushing and abusing” India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, was the most threatening bowler. He made his bowling do all the talking against the Indian batsmen, who are always vulnerable to seam bowling.India lost both the openers Shikhar Dhawan (7) and Murali Vijay (24) early to reach 73 for two in their first session and then added another 67 runs by losing four wickets in the second session to reach 140 for six at tea.advertisementShortly after tea, Stuart Binny (6) was dismissed after he was trapped lbw by Anderson, who looked as if he was out with a vengeance against the Indians.But what followed next was a great fight-back by Rahane and Buvneshwar, who had also struck a match-saving half-century in the first Test.The duo was fearless in their approach and took the attack to the English bowlers. Both Rahane and Bhuvneshwar took their own time to settle down but once they did they punished the bad deliveries for fours.The boundaries, which had dried up, suddenly started flowing thick and fast. The partnership was finally broken by Broad, who castled Bhuvneshwar to leave India at 235 for eight.Rahane and Shami then added another 40 runs for the ninth wicket. Rahane completed his second Test century in his seventh match, with a crisply time four through the covers of Anderson.The English bowler, however, had the last laugh three balls later as he got rid of Rahane with a brilliantly executed return catch of his own bowling. Rahane struck 15 fours and a six during his 154 ball knock.Earlier after winning the toss, England captain Alastair Cook didn’t blink an eyelid before asking India to bat on a surface that was tailor-made to benefit the English bowlers.The ball swung right from the word go troubling Dhawan and Vijay.Anderson provided England the first breakthrough with an outstanding delivery that pitched outside leg, forcing Dhawan to play at it and the southpaw nicked it through to third slip, a low catch taken by Gary Ballance. Anderson’s 230th Test wicket also took him past England great Fred Trueman as the highest wicket taker on English soil.In the next over, Vijay also got a reprieve as he was dropped off Stuart Broad even before he could open his account. Keeper Matt Prior made a valiant dive to his right and got his glove before putting down what was a tough chance.Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara (28) then added 37 runs for the second wicket to stabilise the innings. But just when it looked that Vijay, who struck four fours, was growing in confidence, he edged Plunkett to Ballance for his second catch of the morning at third slip.Anderson struck soon after the lunch break to get rid of Virat Kohli (25) with some away movement and Prior took it safely behind the stumps.Stokes produced a brilliant delivery that nipped back in to knock of Pujara’s middle-stumps while Broad got rid of India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (1) again caught behind by Prior.Jadeja, who was booed by the Lord’s fans, lasted 11 deliveries for his three runs before he was trapped lbw by part-time Ali. Brief Scores:India 1st innings: 290 for seven in 90 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 103, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 36; James Anderson 4/54).India vs England: Second Test, Day 1, scoreboardThe following is the scoreboard at stumps on Day 1 of the second Test between India and England at Lord’s here Thursday:India (first innings)Murali Vijay c Ballance b Plunkett 24Shikhar Dhawan c Ballance b Anderson 7Cheteshwar Pujara b Stokes 28Virat Kohli c Prior b Anderson 25Ajinkya Rahane c&b Anderson 103Mahendra Singh Dhoni c Prior b Broad 1Ravindra Jadeja lbw b Ali 3Stuart Binny lbw b Anderson 9Bhuvneshwar Kumar b Broad 36Mohammed Shami batting 14Ishant Sharma batting 12Extras (b 17, lb 10, nb 1) 28Total (for nine wickets in 90 overs) 290Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Dhawan, 2.5 overs), 2-48 (Vijay, 21.3), 3-86 (Kohli, 31.1), 4-113 (Pujara, 41.5), 5-123 (Dhoni, 47.2), 6-128 (Jadeja, 50.4), 7-145 (Binny, 57.2), 8-235 (Kumar, 81.6), 9-275 (Rahane, 86.4)advertisementBowlingJames Anderson 22-7-55-4Stuart Broad 22-5-79-2Liam Plunkett 15-5-51-1Ben Stokes 17-5-40-1Moeen Ali 14-2-38-1Match details:Toss: England chose to fieldUmpires: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Bruce Oxenford (Australia)TV umpire: Richard Illingworth (England)Match referee: David Boon (Australia)Reserve umpire: David Millns (England)last_img read more