26 Jan

ND police investigate burglaries

first_imgAt least 20 cars were broken into and robbed in the D6 parking lots Sunday night. The cars’ windows were broken and any valuable items, such as computers or Global Positioning Systems (GPS), that could be seen were stolen, said Dave Chapman, assistant director for Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP). “Basically anything of value that people can see by looking through the windows are the cars they broke into,” he said. “You can break a window and take something out of a car in about five seconds.” Chapman said the cars were broken into between around 9 p.m. Sunday night and 1 a.m. Monday morning. Although security vehicles patrol campus, they were not in the D6 north or south lots during the time of the break-ins. “We can’t be everywhere all the time, unfortunately,” he said. NDSP is processing the evidence and taking fingerprints of cars in hopes to find the suspect. They are also helping students tape up their car windows and vacuum up glass, as well as directing students to shops where their cars can be repaired. Chapman advised students not to leave valuables in the car, even if it is just a GPS base. “If the GPS has a base on it, don’t leave the base sitting on the dashboard because that tells the person there is probably a GPS sitting in the car,” he said.last_img read more

19 Sep

Cricket News 10 years on, Australia’s winning spirit crumbles again in Melbourne

first_imgNew Delhi: The Melbourne pitch was criticised for being too flat. Many cricket analysts said if one does not score a century on this wicket, they can consider retirement. Yet, Australia was bundled out for 151. No batsmen reached fifty. The abject surrender of Australia’s batsmen, mostly to Jasprit Bumrah’s magnificent 6/33, was not a pleasant sight for their fans. The performance of the Australian batsmen signaled their surrender of their winning spirit. The fact that it happened in Melbourne is poetic justice. On this day, 10 years ago, against South Africa in 2008, Australia were stung hard by JP Duminy and Dale Steyn and they suffered their first series loss at home in 16 years. At that time, the Australian empire had started to crumble. Now, 10 years later, not only is the empire finished but the will to win has crumbled.There are a lot of parallels to 2008 and 2018. In 2008, Australia had a lead of close to 200 but a 180-run stand between Steyn (76) and Duminy (166) helped South Africa turn the tables and take a 65-run lead. Poor fielding and dodgy selections resulted in Australia paying a heavy price as they lost the Test by nine wickets. This was the beginning of the end. In 2018, on a Melbourne wicket which was criticised as flat, it needed bad shots to get out, something which most batsmen obliged. It needed application, something which Cheteshwar Pujara demonstrated on day 1 and surprisingly Rohit Sharma on day 2. It needed a batsman with a voracious appetite for runs to play confidently, which India has in Virat Kohli. Application, bloody-mindedness and proper judgment, the keys to success in Tests has been missing in the Australia cricket team ever since their world was shaken by the year-long bans on Steve Smith and David Warner, their two key batsmen following the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town.Read More | Bumrah decimates Australia, puts Kohli’s India on topIn 2008, dropped catches proved to be costly on day 3. In 2018, Australia dropped catches at vital times on day one and two. They dropped Kohli on 47, they gifted a life to Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane. The volume of runs scored by these players might not look huge on the scoreboard, but slowly, they opened the wounds for Australia as they registered a brilliant total.Read More | Bumrah takes career-best figures to decimate Australia in MCG TestThe fourth day, which is December 29, also does not have fond memories for Australian fans. Eight years ago, England secured an innings win and retained the Ashes Down Under for the first time in 24 years. The game was decided on the third day itself, on December 28, when Tim Bresnan and the rest of the England bowling provided a master class in reverse swing bowling to run through the Australian batting. As in 2008 and 2018, December 28 was a day when Australia crumbled, this time to the old enemy.Read More | Watch – Kohli tries to run four, Pujara barely manages threeDuring the modern era and in Australia’s decline, the side took comfort by their performances at home. They would be sliced apart by spin, they would be torn to shreds by swing on a green deck, but they had the comforts of home to fall back on. With a potential defeat staring in their face in Melbourne, Australia might also lose the comforts of home domination. The mid-80s was a time of struggle for the Australian cricket team. The current situation indicates that those times are back. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

16 Sep

Lilywhites try to overturn first leg deficit

first_imgStephen Kenny’s side are 2-0 down from the first leg against Legia Warsaw and need two goals to give themselves a chance of qualifying for the next round.The League of Ireland side go into the game with some key losses in personnel.Skipper Stephen O’Donnell will miss the tie through suspension after picking up a booking from the first leg while Ciaran Kilduff has also been ruled out after suffering a knee injury in training. Meanwhile Celtic carry a five two lead into second leg of their qualifier against Happoel Be’er Sheva of Israel tonight.Kick-off in both games is at 7:45.last_img read more