Jasprit Bumrah’s grandfather found dead in Ahmedabad

first_imgJasprit Bumrah’s aged grandfather Santokh Singh — reportedly missing for two days — was found dead in Ahmedabad on Sunday.Ahmedabad police found the body near Dadhichi bridge on the Sabarmati riverfront. Police has registered a case of accidental death.Santokh Singh, aged 75, was missing after he travelled to Ahmedabad from Uttarakhand to meet his cricketer grandson. The family said it was his last wish to meet Jasprit and bless him before he breathed his last.A local TV channel said Santok Singh had alleged that Jasprit was not home when he went to meet him and that the cricketer’s mother didn’t let him meet him later on. He was reportedly missing since December 5.Bumrah is currently involved in the first ODI of the three-match series between India and Sri Lanka at Dharamsala, where India were all out at 112.Having bowled out by Sachith Pathirana for a duck in 15 deliveries, Bumrah sent Danushka Gunathilaka packing for 1 early on in the Sri Lankan batting innings.Bumrah was recently rewarded for his limited-overs performances by getting a maiden call-up to the Test squad for South Africa tour.Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma praised Bumrah yesterday and said it was a great boost for the death-overs specialist.”It’s a great boost for him to be a part of the Test team. He was looking forward to it, he was for a while wanting to be a part of the Test team. It’s all the reward for what he has done in the ODI and T20 formats. Over the last year and so, how he has improved himself, on his bowling and fitness as well…it is a reward for all of those things and it shows. It’s a lesson for all those cricketers that if you put in all those hard yards, you will get the result…you will get rewarded. And Bumrah has actually been rewarded for the things that he has done in the past few years,” Rohit said on the eve of the first ODI.advertisementBumrah first came into the limelight in the Indian Premier League in 2013. Playing for Mumbai Indians, he picked up three wickets from two matches but was noticed for his slinging action. The following year, he played 11 matches and finished with five wickets but his death bowling made him a potent weapon for the Rohit-led team. The following year was also not that great in terms of wickets but he delivered when the captain needed him.last_img read more

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NY NJ Remains Busiest East Coast Port

first_imgzoom Cargo volumes in the Port of New York and New Jersey are on record pace for 2017 as the first six months of this year were 4.4 percent higher than the same period in 2015, when the earlier record was set.Between January and June this year, the port handled 3,229,675 TEUs, compared to 3,041,287 TEUs handled in 2016 and 3,093,789 TEUs seen in 2015.In June alone, the port handled 584,606 TEUs, marking its best June on record and the second highest monthly volume ever recorded in the port.The Port of New York and New Jersey said that the record volumes “have allowed the port to maintain its position as the busiest on the East Coast.”Cargo handled by ExpressRail, the port’s ship-to-rail system serving New York and New Jersey marine terminals, also continued to increase. During the first six months of 2017, ExpressRail handled 273,991 lifts, up 2.8 percent from the previous record in 2016, when 266,624 lifts were handled.Furthermore, this summer’s completion of navigational clearance on the USD 1.6 billion Bayonne Bridge project “was a major game changer for this port, and we believe will be a catalyst for continued port growth as the world’s biggest, modern, fuel efficient vessels can now call on our terminals,” Molly Campbell, Port Department Director, said.“Moving forward, we will continue to work with all our stakeholders to further enhance our ability to handle these record levels of cargo to maintain our designation as the East Coast’s premier port,” Campbell added.In addition to cargo containers, the port also reported a 7.7 percent increase in vehicles handled by auto processors serving the port – from 245,765 units handled in 2016 to 264,766 units handled in 2017. The increase is due in part to the Auto Incentive Program launched in 2014 to provide financial incentives to auto manufacturers who bring new or increased vehicle business to the port.last_img read more

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