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  • The Ashes, 2nd Test: England pick up crucial wickets before rain wrecks Day 3

    first_imgEngland fought back on the third day in the second test of the Ashes on Friday, picking up three top-order wickets to reduce Australia to 80-4 before rain wiped out the final two sessions at Lord’s.The tourists, who added 50 runs to their overnight total, trail by 178 runs and they will need a significantly lower-order contribution on Saturday to put pressure back on England.England’s seamers struggled at first to take advantage of favourable bowling conditions but made the breakthrough when Jofra Archer trapped Cameron Bancroft (13) lbw with the score at 60-2.Usman Khawaja (36) followed quickly after, edging Chris Woakes into the gloves of Jonny Bairstow and then Stuart Broad removed Travis Head (7), leg before.But Steve Smith, who struck two centuries in the opening Test at Edgbaston was unbeaten on 13 when the umpires took the players off for rain in the final over before lunch.England vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 HighlightsPersistent rain throughout the afternoon led to the day’s play finally being called off shortly before 5.30 pm local time with just 24.1 overs possible in the day.England will hope they can remove Smith early on the fourth day and get into the Australian lower-order but on a surface that suggests low scores, every outcome remains possible for the final two days.Also Read | Need time to think about future as England captain: Eoin MorganAlso See:last_img read more

  • Fiat Chrysler recalls over 660K trucks steering could fail

    DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is recalling over 660,000 heavy-duty trucks worldwide because a loose nut can cause a loss of steering control.The recall covers Ram 3500 pickups from 2013 through 2017, as well as 2500 pickups and 3500 Chassis cabs from 2014 through 2017.The company says it’s aware of eight crashes and one injury that could be related.READ MORE: Fiat Chrysler recalls pickups; power steering can failFiat Chrysler doesn’t have a date yet for owners to be notified. Dealers will inspect a steering linkage nut. If it’s properly tightened it will be welded to a sleeve to keep it in place. If it’s loose, a steering assembly will be replaced.Most of the trucks are in the U.S. and Canada.The Associated Press read more

  • Jeremy Paxman BBC patronised young people with pretty stupid skits

    first_imgJeremy Paxman during his time on Newsnight Senior broadcaster Kirsty Wark dances to Thriller The broadcaster left the BBC in 2014 after 25 years on the job, and has denied he had friction with a new editor Ian Katz and apparent plans to lighten the tone of the show by asking him to interview Russell Brand.He now works for Channel 4, and recently worked on their election coverage. “The great thing about Channel 4 is the clarity,” he told the newspaper.“The editorial structure is perfectly clear… “The BBC has a weakness for endless meetings with executives you’ve never heard of and don’t know what they do.” “I would have to say that the BBC is a parastatal organisation. They believe in the state. And not to recognise that there are those issues there is just silly.”On the existence of the licence fee, he continued: “I think it’s completely antediluvian, a tax on one piece of electronic equipment. Arguing that getting rid of the BBC would not make the world a better place, he nevertheless added: “Of course there is political correctness at the BBC. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Kirsty Wark performs a dance to Thrillercenter_img Jeremy Paxman during his time on Newsnight Senior broadcaster Kirsty Wark dances to Thriller Kirsty Wark performs a dance to Thriller It is “very patronising” to think young people need comedy skits to liven up their news programmes, Jeremy Paxman has said, as he laments “pretty stupid” Newsnight sketches.Paxman, former Newsnight host, condemned a BBC phase in which Emily Maitlis was “forced” to interview the Cookie Monster on air, and Kirsty Wark danced to Thriller.Both sketches were aired in 2013, with the Thriller dance created for Halloween night playout, and the Cookie Monster interview purporting to be about new children’s show The Furchester. “They did do some pretty stupid things,” Paxman told the Sunday Times of Newsnight. “I think it’s very patronising to think this is the sort of thing that appeals to the young.” “There’s no tax on that camera over there, or on that computer! It’s antediluvian.“So some other mechanism has to be found — and it seems to me that if Amazon and Netflix have the ability to do that, it’s not beyond the BBC to do the same thing.”A BBC source said: “Paxman left Newsnight a long time ago and it seems his views on the BBC are somewhat outdated and antediluvian.”last_img read more