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A ‘genius’ Russian boy believes he had a previous life on Mars and his parents believe him.
The curious case of Boriska Kipriyanovich, now aged 20, continues to startle experts.
He first came to the mainstream attention of conspiracy theorists and New Age believers in 2008 when he was the subject of the documentary ‘Boriska: Indigo Boy from Mars’.
From an early age, he began telling experts about his previous life on Mars.
Boris believes he lived among an alien civilisation that was ravaged by war and then a nuclear catastrophe.
The martians were seven feet tall and breathed carbon dioxide, he said.
He claims he was a martian pilot and travelled to earth where he was ‘reborn’ in 1996.
The human race has much more knowledge to unlock, and the Great Sphinx in Egypt holds the key, he says.
It was Mohammed Siraj’s international debut and he had been plundered for 10 and 16 in his first two overs. Siraj was at the receiving end of a merciless Colin Munro on a flat deck in Rajkot. When he finished his second over, Jasprit Bumrah walked up to him and put his arm round his shoulders to console him.
Bumrah tried to comfort Siraj, telling him every bowler gets hit and that they learn by getting hit. Bumrah is not the senior-most bowler in the Indian team; it’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bumrah still took the initiative to calm Siraj’s nerves when he could have stayed back at his fielding position between overs. Bumrah himself is less than two years old in international cricket but he chose to take the responsibility upon himself, just the way he has as a bowler in the absence of more experienced quicks such as Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami.
On that day, it was primarily because of Bumrah that New Zealand did not race away to score over 200. He pulled the length back on the batting-friendly pitch when good-length balls and slower ones were being launched into the stands. In his second spell, he returned to stem the flow of boundaries in the death overs when Munro was “going berserk”, in Bumrah’s words, by giving away only 14 in his last two overs.
Bumrah has risen through the ranks at incredible pace and given the team management immense flexibility, allowing them to rely on him and Bhuvneshwar as their lead new-ball pair in both T20Is and ODIs while resting Shami and Umesh for the Test cricket. When he made his international debut in early 2016 in Australia, it was mainly his outlandish action and angle that deceived batsmen. Since then, players from around the world have had time to adjust to him – by now they have had 57 international matches to watch him in and try to pick up his weaknesses.
But Bumrah has been one step ahead. To add to the yorker he learnt from Mumbai Indians team-mate Lasith Malinga, he now possesses variations that include deceptive slower deliveries, in particular the offcutter. Within two years, he has emerged as the specialist death bowler India had desperately been seeking for many years.
“The kind of action he has, batsmen find it difficult to pick him, but he has also improved on a few things,” Bhuvneshwar explained on the eve of the third T20I. “He has had a yorker, he has improved his slower deliveries too. When you bowl with such a bowler, you are confident that if you do well, he will also do well from the other end. If you aren’t having a good day, at least he will bowl well. We feed off that confidence. The best part is before every match we talk to each other about the wicket and what strategy we can employ. That helps a lot.”
Bumrah’s package of skills was on display in Kanpur too, during the decisive third ODI when New Zealand were on track to chase down 338. Another flat track and Bhuneshwar was being taken to the cleaners. But Bumrah stepped up. He sent down some of his slower offcutters – removing Ross Taylor with one of them – and then defended 15 off the last over when dew made the ball difficult to control. Such was Virat Kohli’s faith in him that Bumrah bowled four of the last 10 overs and he is relied upon to bowl his last two at the death in T20Is too. It reflects in how he has delivered more than one-third (34.37%) of the death overs bowled by Indian bowlers since his debut last year.
Being stingy as a bowler is one undebatable advantage but Bumrah has combined that with wickets. Only 10 months ago, England were chasing 146 in the Nagpur T20I and needed 41 from the last five overs, with Ben Stokes and Joe Root at the crease and seven wickets in hand. There was no Bhuvneshwar that day, but Bumrah had the wily old Ashish Nehra for company. Once Nehra dismissed Stokes, Bumrah bowled a combination of hit-the-deck back-of-a-length deliveries and slower balls that turned into four dot balls to Root and Jos Buttler in the 18th over.
Nehra conceded 16 in the next over and England were left needing only eight from the last six balls. Bumrah removed Root with the first ball, bowled more of those slower offcutters, and then cramped Buttler for room with the angle to rattle the stumps. Seven needed from two balls and Bumrah didn’t let the batsmen put bat on either of them. After the match, Kohli revealed he had told Bumrah to “bowl what comes naturally to you”, and the 22-year-old won India the match.
With such wicket-taking ability under pressure, Bumrah has made sure no bowler has struck more often than him in the death overs since his T20I debut. And this while maintaining an economy rate of 7.23 in that phase. Even though Bumrah has admitted it is tough to bowl at the end of the innings, he has picked up 23 of his 38 T20I wickets (60.5%) from overs 16 to 20.
While batsmen often use the pace offered by fast bowlers to collect boundaries in the slog overs, Bumrah’s variations have ensured he does not concede many boundaries despite building dot-ball pressure. When the opponents need big shots after dot balls, all they manage more often than not are singles or doubles off him. Among bowlers who have bowled more than 30 death overs in T20Is, the only ones with a better economy rate than Bumrah are spinners Sunil Narine and Saeed Ajmal. In that same period, he only concedes a boundary every 8.16 balls, again the best rate among fast bowlers who have bowled more than 30 death overs.
Overall too, only one bowler has taken more T20I wickets than Bumrah since his debut – Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan.
When New Zealand prepared for this India tour, the focus of their batsmen would probably have been on tackling spinners on slow surfaces. But their biggest challenge so far has been Bumrah, the joint-highest wicket-taker and the most economical fast bowler in the ODI series. Whether curators produce a sluggish pitch for the spinners or a flat track promising a high-scoring encounter, Bumrah defies the conditions with his range and cunning lengths.
“That’s a tough one,” New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner said about planning for Bumrah. “You can prepare what you can in the nets for his bowling but in the middle if you miss, it can be quite difficult. As a batsman, you want to try and make him miss his length either by going back in the box or running at him, but on a day if he’s hitting yorkers it’s pretty tough.”
If the match on Tuesday goes down to the last few overs with the series on the line and New Zealand chasing, they will have to contend with a bowler in top form, running in brimming with self-confidence.
About 4:02 p.m. on Friday, police in Jerseyville, Ill., were dispatched to the Jersey Community Hospital in response to a 6-year-old boy’s death.
Police say the child starved to death last week after his father and stepmother spent two years withholding food from him as punishment.
The boy, barred by Michael Roberts and Georgena Roberts from eating regularly since December 2015, died Friday weighing just 17 pounds, according to court documents. An autopsy’s preliminary findings indicated the cause of death was “failure to thrive due to ‘extreme malnourishment,’ ” police said. The couple, both of whom are 42, are charged with first-degree murder, as well as a felony count of child endangerment. A Jersey County judge Monday ordered the couple held on $500,000 bail each.
If found guilty, they could face up to 60 years in prison and pay up to $25,000 in restitution, according to court documents.
They also are charged with a misdemeanor count of child endangerment in relation to another malnourished child, a 7-year-old. In addition to the 6-year-old who died, the couple had five other children living with them at their Jerseyville home in southern Illinois, about 50 miles north of St. Louis. The five surviving children have been taken into custody by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, according to a police statement. The conditions of the surviving children are unclear.
The boy was brought to the hospital by his father, according to the Associated Press.
The criminal complaint alleges that the parents “knowingly and intentionally caused [the boy] to become extremely malnourished, leaving the said 6-year-old child … to starve to death.” The parents additionally “knowingly withheld food and nourishment on a regular and consistent basis, such that the minor child … fell into a state of severe malnourishment caused by them,” according to the complaint. An investigation found the parents deprived the 6-year-old and 7-year-old of food as means of punishment, according to a police statement.
The parents’ actions lasted two years, according to the complaint, causing the boy to weigh about a third of the normal weight of a child his age.
The couple’s attorneys could not be immediately reached for comment.
Meesala Nireekshan, who unsuspectingly chewed and swallowed the plastic toy along with tomato rings in the packet at his home in Eluru last evening, choked to death, a police official said today.
A miniature toy, kept in a snack pack to lure children into buying the packet, turned out to be fatal for a four-year-old boy who mistakenly swallowed it in Eluru town of Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district.
Meesala Nireekshan, who unsuspectingly chewed and swallowed the plastic toy along with tomato rings in the packet at his home in Eluru last evening, choked to death, a police official said today.
The tiny toy was stuffed inside the snack pack and, after a few bites of the tomato rings, the boy consumed it as well mistaking it for an eatable, he said. “He then started vomiting and froth oozed out of his mouth when his mother saw him. Stuck in the throat, the toy caused the boy to choke as the efforts to pull it out failed,” the official said.
The boy was immediately rushed to the government hospital where he was declared brought dead, he said. The boy’s parents later filed a police complaint with the Two Town Police against the snack manufacturer, he said.
A case under relevant sections pertaining to unnatural death was registered in connection with the incident, the official said.
A photograph showing an elephant and its calf fleeing an angry mob has won the wildlife photography award for 2017 instituted by the Sanctuary Asia wildlife magazine.
The photograph titled ‘Hell is Here’ by Biplap Hazra was shot in West Bengal’s Bankura district, an area which sees large-scale man-animal conflict. It shows a mob hurling tar bombs and crackers at the elephants to ward the animals away from a human settlement which was nearby.
Describing the horror of the situation, the Sanctuary Nature Foundation, which awards the prize, had said, “In the Bankura district of West Bengal this sort of humiliation of pachyderms is routine, as it is in the other elephant-range states of Assam, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and more.”
Hazra, a brick kiln owner by profession, told The New Indian Express the calf “somehow survived” the attack. Crackers are burst and fires raged to ward off the herds, he said.
“The calf may not have been intentionally set on fire by the villagers living in the vicinity of the elephant corridor that stretches from southwestern West Bengal up to Saranda forest in Jharkhand, but bursting crackers and throwing fireballs on elephant herds has been a common practice in this part of West Bengal,” he said.
India is the “global stronghold” for the Asian elephant, with over 70 percent of the species’ global population residing in a handful of Indian states.
But, as the Foundation added, vital elephant habitats and routes continue to be ravaged, and human-elephant conflict escalates to a fatal degree. “The ignorance and bloodlust of mobs that attack herds for fun, is compounded by the plight of those that actually suffer damage to land, life and property by wandering elephants and the utter indifference of the central and state government to recognise the crisis that is at hand,” it said in the accompanying note.
The award winning picture titled ‘Hell is Here’. Courtesy: Biplap [email protected] Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
Pradyuman Thakur, 7, was found with his throat slit in the toilet of Ryan International school in Gurgaon on September 8.
Here is your 10-point cheatsheet to this big story:
1: The student was earlier believed to be the one who spotted the body first. He will be produced before the juvenile board today.
2: The student, reportedly under psychiatric evaluation for a year, had been questioned several times in the past few days and his account kept changing, sources say.
3: The CBI says before the murder, he had bragged to his friends that the exams would be postponed and they should not bother to study. His school record shows he was “not a very good student”, officials say.
4: Sources say the student is one of the five people seen on security footage entering the washroom at the same time as Pradyuman.
5: The CBI found the weapon possibly used in the crime in a commode. Sources say the student had been seen carrying a knife to the school by his classmates and a teacher.
6: The student’s father said he was told at midnight yesterday that his son was being detained for murder. “My son did not commit the crime. We had been cooperating with the police. My son was questioned four times…They came to our house and question him too. Yesterday, they kept me sitting at their office till midnight and told me your son has committed murder and we are arresting him. They said you have to sign his confession. I left at 2 am,” he told news agency ANI.
7: A schoolbus conductor who was also seen entering the toilet on CCTV footage had earlier been arrested for the killing. The police had said that Ashok Kumar confessed to killing the boy after trying to sexually assault him. Sources say he is not off the hook yet, but the CBI is focusing on the student for now.
8: On security footage, Pradyuman, a student of Class 2, was seen crawling out of the bathroom after his throat had been slit. He collapsed next to a wall, his blood pooling around him. His body was discovered around 8 am, not long after his father dropped him off.
9: Pradyuman’s parents had accused the school of a cover-up and had alleged that the police had done a shoddy job. Under pressure from the parents, the Haryana government asked the CBI to investigate the murder.
10: The CBI took over the case on September 22 and reexamined the CCTV footage and forensic evidence.
Source: NDTV Report
Prabhakar Reddy P, a martial arts master from Andhra Pradesh, set a new world record after crushing over 200 walnuts in one minute with his hand.
A video posted on YouTube by Guinness World Records shows Mr Reddy smashing 212 walnuts with his hand as the 60-second deadline looms and a hopeful crowd looks on.
Rows and rows of walnuts were placed neatly on a long wooden table and, according to Guinness World Records, inspected by independent witnesses beforehand to ensure all the walnuts were raw and undamaged.
In order to count towards the final tally, the shells of the walnuts had to be smashed into a minimum of two pieces.
The 35-year-old martial arts pro told Guinness World Records that he practised every day before the attempt.
Mr Reddy successfully broke the previous record of 210, which was achieved by Pakistan’s serial record-breaker Muhammad Rashid.
Watch Prabhakar Reddy set the world record below:
Guinness World Records admits that while challengers for the title are allowed to wear a fabric glove on their crushing hand, the attempt is likely to be painful “even for the most experienced of martial artists.”
“Wonder how his hand felt after smashing all of the nuts,” asked one person on YouTube. “Wow! This is nuts,” joked another. “Forget about the record, look how organized the nuts were,” laughed a third.
Love him or hate him, nevertheless, you can’t dismiss him – yes, we could talking about the person you will ever have. He’s essentially the most adoring creature in your daily life, but he can be the perpetual torture with multiple ways.
Here, are 10 cruel things that men do to women…
1. Having the biggest ego: Ever before thought about why men hate taking guidelines and choose hunting out the area independently, even if this means 2 hours wait and waste products of gas. Well, the answer is the best ego they walk around with. This is the pettiest exemplar of the man’s ego, which gets damage at the drop of the head wear and requires a massage whenever you can.
2. Living with a ‘selective memory’: They’ll not only keep in mind the name of each cricketer and basketball player on earth but will also know their ratings by heart and soul. But, as soon as the deal is approximately keeping in mind birthdays and anniversaries of men and women near them, their brain suffers a disease called ‘selective memory space syndrome’.
3. Ogling (read at breasts): ‘Men do stare at women’s chest’ has been stamped as public by a global wide review. But how exactly we wish they realized that their drooling at the look of a proper endowed girl is cruel not and then the victim of this gaze, but also to the girl seated beside them. Yes, they don’t really miss any chance, even if it’s when they are over a date!
4. Being overtly possessive: Where on the planet does men get that insecurity from? (Their mom? )They blame women to be jealous but only reference to another man of their girl can change them into an ever before clinging magnet.
5. Taking pride in their hypocrisy: Men can’t have more cruel than this! They love hanging out with the coolest and sexiest babe in the city, however when it involves meeting mom, from the ‘homely’ young lady they start trying to find. You cherished her dressing style and carefree frame of mind when she emerged for night-outs along with you, what’s get back marriage materials hunt now?
6. Showing extra care: So how exactly does it feel to consider his ‘where-about’ phone calls every quarter-hour after you come out of the house? The care for the reason that gesture is out of the windows and irritation can take fee. Don’t they realize that we resided safe, reasonable and correctly well nowadays before they arrived to our lives. Trust someone is being attentive.
7. Throwing their ‘superman’ self everywhere: Yes, it seems nice when men remain for a few help. However, their ‘I-can-do-everything-under-the-sun’ frame of mind does more damage than good, in particular when they think themselves to be exalted beings – a plumber, electrician, carpenter and a financial adviser all rolled into one.
8. Consider emotions to be crap: Women might be mental but developing a continuous practical perspective, like men doesn’t, rating well always. Men can be better beings for certain, if indeed they stop making fun of sentiments and disregarding them as ineffective.
9. Being the friend worshippers: It’s very torturing for women when men don’t figure out how to priorities their life post relationship. They blame her to be a clinging vine when she requests his time, but how sane could it be to truly have a couple of friends in the backseat on the long-drive, that was planned to be always a romantic one?
10. Being the sex monster: Certainly, women love zest during intercourse, but it is rather cruel of men to demand their lovers that can be played the porn superstar they saw for the reason that flick yesterday evening. It’s easier to let her be herself in a sexapade somewhat than placing her within an uncomfy situation and then blaming her to be non-cooperative.