When Ramakant Achrekar summoned Sachin Tendulkar after he got out for 78

first_img India Today Web Desk MumbaiJanuary 2, 2019UPDATED: January 2, 2019 19:37 IST Ramakant Achrekar has coach the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli and Ajit Agarkar among others (India Today Archive Photo)Sachin Tendulkar is known as the greatest batsman to have played cricket today but there was a time when not many knew about his magical talent. Back in the 1980s, it was Achrekar who trained Tendulkar and ensured the young boy played enough matches in Mumbai.After school, Tendulkar would get on Achrekar’s scooter and the pair would travel across Mumbai to play as many matches as possible.A hard taskmaster, Achrekar identified Sachin Tendulkar’s genius with the bat and gave India its most celebrated sporting star in history.The BCCI expresses its deepest sympathy on the passing of Dronacharya award-winning guru Shri Ramakant Achrekar. Not only did he produce great cricketers, but also trained them to be fine human beings. His contribution to Indian Cricket has been immense. pic.twitter.com/mK0nQODo6bBCCI (@BCCI) January 2, 2019Tendulkar debuted in 1989 and was one of several young talented batsmen to emerge from Mumbai. Twenty four years later, Tendulkar left behind all his Mumbai teammates and finished with 100 international hundreds and 34357 international runs.But Achrekar, who obviously knew what Sachin Tendulkar could do with the bat, had said way back in 1993 that he was far more talented than Vinod Kambli and Pravin Amre.Here is an excerpt from an India Today magazine article published in March 1993 where Achrekar talks about Sachin’s talent and expected him to go for his strokes:As India piled up its mountain of runs at Bombay, a banner suddenly sprang from the stands. “Shardashram versus England”, it announced simply.To the beleaguered visitors, this might have been as arcane as the mysteries of oriental spin, but the local audience took up the chant immediately.advertisementShardashram Vidyapeeth, the little high school in Bombay that has produced Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli and Praveen Amre was having the better of the exchanges. But where was the coach to which these colts were linked?While all eyes scanned the stadium in bewilderment, Ramakant Achrekar was tugging at his golf cap, muttering to himself and shaking his head at the venue of the Harris Shield semi-finals for Bombay schools.Both the teams trained by him, including Shardashram, had expectedly reached the final. The problem was that some of the boys were not playing their ‘natural game’.He saw Kambli’s century and Tendulkar’s 78 on television and summoned them to the ground early next morning. Didn’t Kambli know where his off-stump was, the coach wanted to know.For the full article, click hereAlso Read | Achrekar sir was strict but also caring and loving: Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | Sachin Tendulkar’s tribute to Ramakant Achrekar in his emotional farewell speech in 2013Also Read | Sachin Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar dies in MumbaiFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Ramakant AchrekarFollow Ramakant Achrekar deadFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow Pravin AmreFollow Ajit Agarkar When Ramakant Achrekar summoned Sachin Tendulkar after he got out for 78Ramakant Achrekar dies: The venerable Ramakant Achrekar died aged 86 in Mumbai. He had once summoned Vinod Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar after they had got out after scoring a century and 78 respectivelyadvertisementlast_img read more

Stay in a Royal Navy Helicopter in Rural Scotland

first_img The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer Treehouses, airplanes, cliffside RVs — thanks to sites like Airbnb, there’s no shortage of unique places for travelers to overnight. Now, one Scottish farm is offering guests the opportunity to crash (not literally) in style in a decommissioned Royal Navy helicopter.Situated just outside the city of Stirling in Central Scotland, the Helicopter Glamping at Mains Farm is a one-of-a-kind experience. The one-“room” Sea King helicopter has been transformed into a campsite that’s equal parts rustic, luxurious, and minimal. The hollowed-out tail section features a custom bed, the cockpit has been converted into an intimate cocktail area, and an outdoor seating area includes a s’mores-friendly firepit amid sweeping pastoral views. There’s even Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, and a bathroom with a shower stall. The only thing guests are requested to bring is their own towels.Royal Navy Helicopter/Helicopter GlampingThe inside feels like a modern tiny home with a skylight, patio doors, and soft blue flooring. The exterior, however, received a thorough reconditioning from cockpit to tail. After securing the chopper in an online auction in early 2016, the owners moved it more than 300 miles to its current campsite in Thornhill. They spent the entire summer replacing its original rotor and tail blades and repainting the entire exterior, so it looked as original as possible. While color matching the original paint proved to be difficult at first, they soon realized that farm oxide paint (typically used to finish fencing and buildings around the area’s farms) matched nicely. One of the helicopter’s coolest features is the all original exterior lighting which provides a dramatic — and downright badass — look after dark.The surrounding town of Stirling is one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations. While it boasts all the trappings of a typical modern British city, its Old Town is a wealth of historical interest points. At the center of the district, atop a dramatic volcanic rock formation, sits Stirling Castle. The 19th-century National Wallace Monument tower offers panoramic views of the landmark Battle of Stirling Bridge — an iconic site where William Wallace defeated the English army in 1297. In typical Scottish fashion, the nearest pub is also just a five-minute walk away.One-night stays (for two adults) at Helicopter Glamping at Mains Farm start at £150 (approximately $200 USD) per night, while two-night stays are just £125 per night. Extended stays are discounted even further.Image Courtesy of Helicopter Glamping 1 of 7 Next Previous Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins center_img How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce Editors’ Recommendations World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV last_img read more

How the Trump and Clinton tax plans would affect Americans

by Christopher S. Rugaber And Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press Posted Oct 2, 2016 10:24 am MDT Last Updated Oct 3, 2016 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email How the Trump and Clinton tax plans would affect Americans WASHINGTON – For America’s wealthiest families, the presidential campaign presents a stark choice: A big tax increase if Hillary Clinton wins the election — or a big tax cut if Donald Trump wins.For everyone else? Right now, neither candidate is proposing major tax changes.Taxe policy is one of the issues on which the two nominees differ most. Their approaches are likely to draw new attention in the wake of a New York Times report that Trump’s nearly $916 million in losses in 1995, according to tax records the paper received anonymously, means he may not have paid federal income taxes for as many as 18 years.On trade, Clinton has backed off her previous support for free trade agreements and, like Trump, now opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pact involving the U.S. and 11 other nations.Trump has said he will spend twice as much on building and repairing roads, airports and other infrastructure as Clinton would.On trade and infrastructure spending, Trump has taken a populist approach that jettisons Republican orthodoxy. But on taxes, his proposed tax cuts for individuals and businesses are more in line with previous Republican candidates and elected officials. After two previous tries, he provided more details on his tax plans in a speech in New York last week — although he left one key component unclear.Clinton, for her part, is proposing to raise taxes for the wealthiest households to pay for traditional Democratic proposals such as expanding access to higher education.“Here, at least, they fall into very much traditional Democratic and Republican proposals,” said William Gale, co-director of the Tax Policy Center, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and Urban Institute.On taxes, the two candidates remain far apart. Here are summaries of their proposals:___TAXES ON HIGHER INCOMESTRUMP: He would cut the top income tax bracket to 33 per cent from its current level of 39.6 per cent. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has made the same proposal, which the conservative Tax Foundation said would help boost after-tax income for the wealthiest 1 per cent of Americans by 5.3 per cent. Trump would also cap tax deductions at $200,000 per household.CLINTON: She is proposing several tax increases on wealthier Americans, including a 4 per cent surcharge on incomes above $5 million, effectively creating a new top bracket of 43.6 per cent. And those earning more than $1 million a year would be subject to a minimum 30 per cent tax rate. She would also cap the value of many tax deductions for wealthier taxpayers. All the changes would increase taxes in 2017 for the richest 1 per cent by $78,284, reducing their after-tax income by 5 per cent, according to the Tax Policy Center.___TAXES ON MIDDLE INCOMESTRUMP: Would reduce the seven tax brackets in current law to three, at 12 per cent, 25 per cent and 33 per cent. He’d also raise the standard deduction to $15,000 for singles and $30,000 for households.CLINTON: Says she will not raise taxes on the middle class. Her current proposals would have little impact on the bottom 95 per cent of taxpayers, according to the Tax Policy Center.___CORPORATE TAX RATETRUMP: Would cut the corporate rate from its current 35 per cent to 15 per cent. It’s unclear however, if he’d allow “pass through” corporations, which pay taxes on revenue as personal income, to claim the 15 per cent rate. Doing so would cost an extra $1.5 trillion, according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, which supports lower tax rates.CLINTON: Would not change the corporate tax rate.___“CARRIED INTEREST” LOOPHOLETRUMP: Managers for private equity firms and hedge funds can classify their investment profits as “carried interest” and pay capital gains taxes on their income at rates that can be as low as half the regular income tax rate. Trump says he would eliminate the loophole, but hedge fund and private equity managers would be able to pay even lower tax rates should Trump let pass-throughs enjoy his lower 15 per cent rate.CLINTON: Would eliminate the loophole and tax carried interest as ordinary income.___ESTATE TAXESTRUMP: Would eliminate the so-called “death tax” that is currently levied on estates worth more than $5.45 million ($10.9 million for married couples).CLINTON: Would increase the estate tax to 65 per cent from 40 per cent and apply it to more estates, starting with those worth $3.5 million ($7 million for married couples).___CORPORATE INVERSIONSTRUMP: Argues his steep cut in the corporate tax rate would end the practice of corporate “inversions,” which occur when a U.S. company acquires a foreign corporation, then relocates overseas, to avoid paying U.S. corporate taxes. The U.S. corporate tax rate of 35 per cent is the highest in the developed world, though many companies use deductions and other strategies to avoid paying that amount. Trump would only tax repatriated corporate money at 10 per cent to incentivize businesses to bring it back into the country.CLINTON: Would discourage inversions by making it harder for a U.S. company to classify itself as a foreign-owned to avoid U.S. taxation. She would also place an “exit tax” on companies that leave the U.S. while still keeping earnings overseas that haven’t been subject to U.S. tax.___CHILD CARETRUMP: Wants to make child care costs tax-deductible, subject to caps based on income and the average price of childcare in a state. It would apply to stay-at-home parents as well. Would expand the Earned Income Tax Credit to benefit lower-income earners who pay little or no income tax. Current law allows parents to claim a credit of up to $6,000 for child care expenses. He’d also let families put aside money in tax-exempt accounts to pay for child care.CLINTON: Has made several proposals intended to help limit child care expenses to 10 per cent of a family’s income through a combination of expanded government spending and unspecified tax credits.___Contact Chris Rugaber on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/ChrisRugaber and Nicholas Riccardi at https://twitter.com/NickRiccardi.___What political news is the world searching for on Google and talking about on Twitter? Find out via AP’s Election Buzz interactive. http://elections.ap.org/buzz read more