A pedestrian is clinging to life at the Georgetown Public Hospital (gphc) after he was struck by a motorcar while attempting to cross the Strathspey Railway Embankment road, East Coast Demerara (ECD), on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The identity and other particulars of the man are unknown.Preliminary investigations conducted by the Police revealed that at about 19:45h, the unknown man was attempting to cross the road when he was hit by a motorcar bearing registration number PVV 9941, driven by a resident of Friendship, ECD.The man sustained injuries and he was picked up and taken to the GPHC in anThe injured man at the GPHCunconscious state and admitted a patient in the Accident and Emergency Unit in critical condition. He suffered injuries to the head and other parts of his body.The driver of the motorcar was detained and subsequently released on bail. The Police are urging family members of the patient to visit the hospital or to contact the Police station to furnish them with the relevant information pertaining to the patient.
There’s not much new to report on the 300 hectare fire 12 miles northeast of Prophet River. It’s about 500 meters away from the Alaska Highway and about 300 meters from a cabin, but the Prince George Fire Cetre says it is not immediately threatened. Forests Minister Pat Bell says 30 million dollars has already been spent this year battling wildfires across the province.That’s almost half the entire 2009 forest fire budget — although the season is barely one-quarter over… [asset|aid=1544|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=fe17a08872a26b694a6a46665c0231eb-Pat Bell_2_Pub.mp3]Meanwhile, three fires of note are still burning in Northeastern BC.- Advertisement -The big one east of the Smith and Liard River junction, along the Alaska Highway was at last report yesterday afternoon, still over 23,000 hectares.However, fire crews are making some progress and it is now about 35 percent contained…and in addition, a second, but much smaller fire, in the same general area is now 60 percent contained.Nonetheless, smoke is still a problem for motorists and highway travel delays should still be anticipated today.Advertisement
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE — Garry Phelps said he was “astonished.” He shouldn’t have been. As school board decisions go, the Antelope Valley Union High School District’s unanimous vote in support of naming the Palmdale High gym after the retiring longtime basketball coach and athletic director was about as easy as it gets. Phelps, 59, has been at the school since 1970. He coached the boys’ basketball team for 26 years, and the junior varsity for eight years before that. The gym will be officially named after Phelps in a May 5 ceremony. “He pretty much is Palmdale High School,” said Assistant Superintendent Tim Azevedo, a principal at Palmdale from 1997 to 2000. “He’s the epitome of what a high school coach and teacher should be, and not just on the basketball court.” Phelps is known within basketball circles for coaching an entertaining up-tempo playing style. His most memorable season at Palmdale was 1994, when he took his team to the Southern Section Division I-AA semifinals, finishing with a 24-4 record. But Phelps said it’s his contribution to his players’ personal development that brings the most pride. He says the most rewarding aspect of his business is when a former player or student with disciplinary problems returns years later, thanking him for fair treatment and telling him that they’ve made something out of their lives. “You never know what you say that might push a button for a kid, but it’s really just being fair to the kids and treating them equal — that’s the most important thing,” Phelps said. “I think they respect that, and I think that can make a difference to them.” Throughout his career, Phelps was known for effectively being able to connect with players, even as the types of players changed over the years. He cites the influence of his mother, Annabelle, who raised Phelps by herself. His father died when Phelps was 13 in rural Nichols, Iowa, and his mother, he said, instilled in him timeless principles such as “doing unto others as you’d want them to do unto you” that helped him transcend the generation gap. Phelps acknowledged that he’s had to adjust over the years, noting an increase in the number of players from single-parent homes. “Sometimes they had to miss practice because they had to care for a sibling, or they just didn’t have transportation,” Phelps said. His authenticity and compassion earned him respect from players and peers. “He doesn’t come in with any fake attitude,” said Palmdale boys’ basketball coach John Konrad, who played for Phelps on the 1994 team. “He is who he is,” Konrad said. “He doesn’t change for anyone, but at the same time he understands different personalities and he knows how to approach different situations.” Phelps treated his players as if they were family, Konrad said, noting that his wife, Meta Phelps, cooked dinner for them after Friday night games. “For a lot of people who didn’t have moms, she was their mom,” Konrad said. Phelps said he’ll pursue his passion for fishing when he retires. He and his wife recently bought a home in Nisswa, Minn., that he said is within 30 minutes of 300 lakes. Phelps said he’ll consider returning to his first passion in some capacity once he gets settled in between fishing trips. History suggests he’d make a nice catch. “When you’re coaching kids, sometimes you spend more time with them than parents,” Phelps said. “You don’t want to indoctrinate them, but hopefully you do give them some direction, show them how to do it the right way and do it with class.”— Gideon Rubin (661) firstname.lastname@example.org
However, the 25-year-old was instrumental in France’s triumph in Russia, particularly in the final, when he netted the third goal for Didier Deschamps’ side against Croatia.Although Mourinho now expects to be without Pogba for the start of the Premier League season next month, the United boss believes the midfielder will inevitably be in an exuberant mood when he does report back for club duty.“To win the World Cup can only be a positive thing. It’s difficult to say that to win the World Cup is not good for a player’s career. It’s amazing, fantastic,” said Mourinho in Los Angeles, at the start of United’s US pre-season tour.“So many good players have never had the chance to be world champions or their country is not strong enough.“For Paul, I think it’s the first World Cup that he has gone to and to be a world champion can only be fantastic.“It’s a young team, apart from (Hugo) Lloris, they have more Euros and World Cups together. So I think the future for him in the French national team can only be brilliant.“I hope that he understands why he was so good. That’s the point about his performance level and his contribution to a winning team.“It’s important for him to understand why he was so good in the second part of the competition. In the final, he was absolutely brilliant.”– Mourinho quiet during World Cup –Mourinho sent Pogba a congratulatory message after the World Cup, yet had no input into his performances when the tournament was underway.“I did with Paul what I did with all my players. I sent a nice message before the World Cup (but) during the World Cup, I decided not to disturb anyone,” he said.“When they are with the national team, especially the World Cup, they don’t need their club manager to be on their shoulders saying yes, well done, happy not happy. They just need to focus on the job.“Then, after the World Cup, I obviously sent a different message to the other guys because he won the competition.”However, the absence of Pogba and United’s other World Cup players at their US training camp is a major concern for Mourinho.– ‘Pre-season is vey bad’ –Nine first-team players will miss the entirety of United’s fortnight stay in the States and it won’t be until next week that the trio of Nemanja Matic, David De Gea and new signing Fred link up with the squad.“Pre-season is very bad, I have to say that. The only positive thing of pre-season is for the young boys that have a fantastic opportunity to train with us and know what it is to be a Manchester United first team player,” Mourinho said.“I’m worried because I’m not training and then go to the Premier League without lots of players.“But we have to try to make the best out of it and work with the players we have here. Maybe it’s good for Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly, Andreas Pereira.”Mourinho, who is unsure if United will bring in any further players this summer, has seen his numbers further depleted by the absence of Alexis Sanchez and £19 million new signing Diogo Dalot.Sanchez has been unable to secure a visa to travel to the States, although the club continue their efforts to resolve the issue, while Dalot will miss the start of the season through injury.“If Alexis is not working with us for 15 to 20 days, it will be very bad,” Mourinho said.“I know the club is making the effort. I have to respect the US authorities in their process and selection of visas.”On Dalot, he added: “We knew he was injured, a small injury, a small surgery.“He’s recovering really well and we think he can start training when we go back to England. Not ready for the start of the season, but I think ready for September.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba after his World Cup final goal as France beat Croatia 4-2 © AFP / Adrian DENNISLOS ANGELES, United States, Jul 18 – Jose Mourinho is confident that the euphoria of lifting the World Cup will provide a boost to Paul Pogba’s club career at Manchester United.Pogba was the subject of criticism from some quarters for his United performances last season and found himself relegated to the bench at times during the second half of the campaign.
There is only one thing known about Zodiac, a black-and-white terrier originally from Louisiana: He was brought to California as a favor, and is now in need of a permanent home. After Hurricane Katrina plowed through the nation’s Gulf Coast many pets were abandoned. While some fell victim to the devastation, many were sent to surrounding shelters causing them to fill very fast. Tara McCurry, owner of Zara’s List Animal Rescue in Corona, said when she got a call from a friend in Texas, she knew she had to help. “They had a lot of pets taken to Texas because the shelters in Louisiana were crowded,’ McCurry said. “And in turn, Texas shelters were becoming full. I did what I could.’ “You don’t know what they’ve been through, some are calm, some are depressed and some you just don’t know,’ said Sherri Hergenrother, a senior at the school. “If we can make them pretty maybe it’ll help get them a home.’ So while the dogs came in shaggy and smelling sour, they left the school with a whole new attitude. “It’s as important as grooming and bathing yourself,’ said Marisa Ornelas, a student groomer who works at Petco. “It makes you feel good to be kept clean and it does the same for dogs.’ Donna Owens, director/instructor of the the grooming program, said having the opportunity to groom these six dogs was rewarding on both ends and said statistics have shown keeping a dog groomed raises the adoption rate from 70 percent to 90 percent, a number she is counting on to get these dogs adopted. “It’s great for the students who were able to share in the experience and it’s beneficial to getting the dogs placed in a home because it makes a tremendous difference,’ Owens said. @tagline columnist:Nisha Gutierrez can be reached at email@example.com or by e- mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 McCurry brought Zodiac and five other dogs, including a Shih Tzu and terrier-poodle mix, from Texas and is now trying to find them homes. She said that while the other pets brought to Los Angeles in mid-September by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles are only available for temporary adoption, these dogs are ready for a permanent home. “I am not posting their photos on Web sites for reuniting purposes because they were already in shelters and some of them were strays,’ McCurry said. “What we are doing is looking for families to adopt them and willing to make them part of their family.’ The first step toward the road to adoption, according to McCurry, was to get the dogs cleaned up. So she turned to students at the Hacienda La Puente Adult Education Grooming School, who have now been grooming the dogs every other Tuesday since mid-September.
Fanagalo Store, a mixed media piece by South African artist Norman Catherine and part of the David Bowie art collection, sold for R1.4-million on auction at Sotheby’s London on 10 November 2016. (Photo: Sotheby’s)CD AndersonThe impressive art collection owned by musician, songwriter, actor and writer David Bowie was sold on auction at Sotheby’s, London in mid-November 2016. The collection of more than 300 sought-after works included a number of pieces by African and South African artists. The collection sold for £24.3-million, or R424.37-million.Bowie, who died on 10 January 2016, was renowned not only for his music and film work, but also as a dedicated patron of the arts. His notable art collection, accumulated over 40 years, featured examples of some of the world’s best modern works.A love of African artHis fondness stretched beyond post-modern outsider art – including US trailblazer Jean-Michel Basquiat and English art provocateur Damien Hirst – and influential post-war British painters such as figurative painter Frank Auerbach. Bowie also collected numerous contemporary African art pieces, including work by South African artists. He developed a great love of and enthusiasm for Africa and its artists during an extended visit to the continent in the late 1990s, which included visits to Kenya, Benin and South Africa.In an 1995 essay for Modern Painters magazine, Bowie wrote enthusiastically about his love of African art, describing the artists he met as having “only one common thread: an unquenched thirst for national- and self-understanding”.A visit to a wide-ranging exhibition of African artists at the Johannesburg Biennale during this time, Bowie described “as mind-jarringly moving as any major art-thing I’ve seen, East, West or Middle, in any year”.He went on to champion the continent’s artists with a number of exhibitions of his ever-growing collection in New York and London, hoping to “challenge our preconceptions of otherness and establish African art as being some of the most tantalising and provocative work to be seen”.Bowie presented his first solo exhibition of art influenced by his relationship with African artists in London in 1996, which included a critically acclaimed collaboration with South African artist Beezy Bailey.He had hoped that by using his influence to bring African art to an international audience, art lovers could bypass the often clichéd categorisation of African art as artefact, curio and low brow, and give it its rightful significance in the global cultural experience.African artists in the David Bowie collectionArtists Norman Catherine, David Koloane, Peter Bongani Shange, Percy Konqobe, Willie Bester and Penny Siopis represented the continent in the Bowie collection. Following the auction, Sotherby’s said that the South African art drew almost 10 times its presale estimate, setting new international records for five of the local artists.Fanagalo Store by SA artist Norman Catherine sold for R1,4 million as part of the David Bowie art collectionimage: https://t.co/3l9oqMQu4p pic.twitter.com/Tbz4U64YsR— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) November 22, 2016Three of Catherine’s pieces, Fanagalo Store, Cat Man and Back Chat II, were sold for more than R2-million combined.Catherine, a former Walter Batiss collaborator, is one of South Africa’s most popular contemporary artists, specialising in canvases, sculpture and mixed media. Speaking to TimesLive following the sale, the artist said he was surprised at the prices his relatively smaller pieces reached.Yet he thought the R1.4-million price for Fanagalo Store, a six-shelf mixed media presentation of numerous African-inspired figurines and one of Catherine’s favourite pieces, was a worthy value for such a special piece. Bowie bought it directly from Catherine during a visit to the artist’s home gallery, Fook Manor, near Hartbeespoort Dam outside Pretoria in 1995.SA artist Willie Bester’s What Happened in the Western Cape?, part of the David Bowie art collection. image: https://t.co/ms5at3SaTG pic.twitter.com/jbHBrILjtz— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) November 22, 2016Other South African works included in the auction were Willie Bester’s What Happened in the Western Cape? sold for R358,000, and two of Peter Bongani Shange’s bronze Mayibuye Head sculptures, which sold for R292,000 each.SA artist Peter Bongani Shange’s bronze Mayibuye Head sculptures, part of the David Bowie art collection image: https://t.co/3xZ2KJJpZX pic.twitter.com/zFhh3roroZ— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) November 22, 2016The powerful mixed media portrait South African Postcard II by Cape Town painter Penny Siopis fetched almost double what was expected before the auction, selling for almost R180,000.South African Postcard II by Penny Siopis, part of the David Bowie collection image: Sotheby’s pic.twitter.com/cdNIugCoBc— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) November 22, 2016International pieces in the David Bowie collectionThe highest-selling item in the collection was the graffiti-inspired Air Power canvas by Basquiat, which sold for $8.9-million (R123-million).Air Power, by Jean Michel Basquiat, part of the David Bowie collection, sold for US$8.9 million image: Sotheby’s pic.twitter.com/acveeVziw0— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) November 22, 2016Bowie’s own 1995 collaboration with Damien Hirst, the kaleidoscopic Beautiful, Hallo Space-Boy, sold for $98,000 (R13-million).Beautiful, Hallo Space-Boy, a collaboration between Damien Hirst and David Bowie image: Sotheby’s pic.twitter.com/e689BZuyDa— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) November 22, 2016Watch a full tour of the Sotheby’s exhibition:Source: TimesLIVE
The Income Tax (IT) department has launched an investigation against at least 7,500 Indians who have bought high-end properties in Dubai in the last few years, sources told The Indian Express. The Intelligence and Criminal Investigation (I&CI) wing of the tax department has obtained data of Indian nationals who have invested in real estate in Dubai and is probing the source of funds of such investments abroad.Read it at Indian Express Related Items
In an embarrassment for India, ace female wrestler Vinesh Phogat was on Saturday disqualified from the first World Olympic Qualifying event for being overweight on a day when other women grapplers also failed to book Rio Games berth.Vinesh weighed 400gm more than what was stipulated to be eligible for the 48kg category competition.”Vinesh was overweight by 400gm, so she was disqualified from the competition,” a top official in the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) told PTI.India lost out on a chance to ensure an Olympic berth in 48kg and are now left with just one more opportunity to book a ticket to the Rio Games at the last Olympic qualifier – 2nd World Qualification tournament – scheduled to be held at Istanbul, Turkey from May 6-8.The official said a stern warning has been issued to the 21-year-old wrestler and her coaches.”Vinesh and the coaches have been hauled up for costing India a chance to qualify for the Rio Games. Since she is a first time offender, she has been given a warning,” he said.According to the official, Vinesh has pleaded with the WFI for another chance and she would leave no stone unturned to ensure a place in the Olympics in her weight division at the next event in Istanbul.”Vinesh has assured us that she would give her 200 per cent in Istanbul and make sure that she qualifies for the Olympics. But if she fails there as well, she would be issued a show-cause notice after her return to India,” said the official.advertisementAsked why WFI is not considering sending someone else for next month’s competition in Istanbul, he explained: “Firstly, the difference between Vinesh and the next girl in line in 48kg category is huge. In fact, getting someone else’s visa done at the last moment is also not feasible. Secondly, Vinesh is already in the core group of players for the Olympics and has been training in Sofia for a long time now. She is our best bet to qualify for Rio.”The Indian female wrestling team, which includes three Phogat sisters – Vinesh, Babita and Geeta – have been training in Sofia, Bulgaria since the first week of April.Meanwhile, other women grapplers in fray – Babita (53kg), Anita (63kg), Navjot Kaur (69kg) and Jyoti (75kg) – could not make it to the medal round, hence losing out on a chance to book Olympic berths.While Babita, Geeta and Jyoti went down in the repechage rounds of their respective weight categories, Anita and Navjot crashed out in the early stages of the competition.
In an adorable move, the makers of Mahesh Babu’s upcoming film with Vamsi Paidipally let the daughters of the star and the director release the emblem of the film.Mahesh’s daughter Sitara and Vamsi’s daughter Aadhya unveiled the poster with a lot of enthusiasm. A video of the event was shared by Mahesh Babu on social media.Tentatively titled SSMB25, the film has Pooja Hegde of Mohenjo Daro fame as the heroine.It can’t get cuter than this… Thank you my little ones for launching our upcoming film’s emblem… #SSMB25https://t.co/bJB1uNriMxMahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) August 4, 2018The crew has already completed a shooting schedule in Dehradun. The Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat visited the sets of the film when the shooting was held in the state.The film marks the first collaboration between Mahesh Babu and Vamsi Paidipally.A lot of details about the script have been kept under wraps. According to reports, it said that Mahesh Babu might sport a mustache and beard in the film.ALSO READ: Is Mahesh Babu sporting beard-moustache look for Vamsi’s film?ALSO WATCH | I’ve disappointed my fans twice, says actor Mahesh Babu
India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019: Old Trafford, Manchester Weather Forecast news update: Asian giants India and Pakistan will meet in Manchester for a much-awaited clash in World Cup 2019 to write another chapter in the glorious sporting history of the 2 nations. While India are 6-0 ahead on the World Cup record, Pakistan will look to use their unpredictable status to repeat the heroics of their 2017 Champions Trophy final win.But with the weather expected to interrupt the game, fans from both sides would be praying for a full match instead of a curtailed one.The World Cup 2019 has already been infamous for having 3 matches washed out without a ball being bowled while another one between West Indies and South Africa just lasting for a mere 7.3 overs before rain intervened.Notably, India’s World Cup 2019 match against New Zealand on Thursday was abandoned without a ball being bowled in Nottingham. There was constant drizzle throughout the duration of the match and on-field umpires had echoed their concerns over the wet patches at Trent Bridge which wasn’t covered entirely as well.”I am kind of hoping this rain goes away and the sun shines bright because the whole world is waiting for this match [India vs Pakistan],” Gavaskar told India Today on Saturday.The forecasts for Manchester today are already predicting cloudy weather with spotty showers. Here are the latest weather updates from Old Trafford, Manchester:LIve Weather Updates from Manchester:22:45 IST: Rain returns to stop play in Manchester with Pakistan 86 runs behind the DLS score. Pakistan 166/6 (35 overs) need 171 from 90 balls vs India (336/5). Imad Wasim (22*), Shadab Khan (1*)advertisement21:38 IST: According to Accuweather, the rain is supposed to return in another 45 minutes as Pakistan are chasing 337 runs at Old Trafford.20:15 IST: According to Accuweather, the rain may return in the next 9 minutes to halt the play at Old Trafford in Manchester.20:03 IST: The rain is supposed to return in another one and half hours as Pakistan are chasing 337 runs at Old Trafford.20:00 IST: The second innings has started at Old Trafford after a delay due to light drizzle. The Pakistan openers are out on the field to chase 337.The players are back on the field. Let the game begin #INDvPAK #CWC19BCCI (@BCCI) June 16, 201919:57 IST The drizzle is very light19:55 IST: Rain is back as players are walking back. The funny element is the sun is out but it is drizzling as well.19:50 IST: The players are out on the field as the game is about to restart in minutes with no reduction in the overs.19:47 IST: The floodlights are on at the Old Trafford. Meanwhile, a rope is also run across to dry out the outfield.19:43 IST: The sun is out in Manchester but the light drizzle is on. The pitch has been covered as a precautionary step as the rain is not heavy. The umpires are out on the field and are having a chat with the groundsmen.19:36 IST: It is raining again in Manchester and the covers are brought in at Old Trafford. The main pitch has been covered.19:15 IST: The game has resumed at Old Trafford but imminent rain threat continues to hover. Accordng to AccuWeather, the rain will once again hamper the game in next 15 minutes. Screen-grab from AccuWeather19:08 IST: The players are out on the field as the game is about to start. Virat Kohli and Vijay Shankar will resume the batting for India as Wahab Riaz will bowl the remaining 2 balls of the 47th over.19:05 IST: The play will resume at 7.10PM IST (which is 5 minutes from now). No overs have been lost in the game. The mid-innings break though, has been reduced to 15 minutes.7.10 PM IST #INDvPAKBCCI (@BCCI) June 16, 201919:00 IST: We have news from Manchester. Play to resume at 14:40 PM BST and that is 19:10 PM IST. No overs lost. India to resume batting again.UPDATE – Play will resume at 14.40 local time. No overs lost #INDvPAKBCCI (@BCCI) June 16, 201918:54 IST: Live visuals from Old Trafford. The covers are being removed from the main pitch. The 2 umpires out in the middle. India’s innings might resume, sources say.If India don’t bat again, then Pakistan will have to chase 298 in 40 overs272 in 35 overs245 in 30 overs215 in 25 overs184 in 20 overs18:47 IST: The super soppers are in action and it’s looking a lot brighter now. However, we might have another spell of showers after the next 45 minutes. For now, it looks good. Not sure how long it’s going to take for the play to resume at Old Trafford.It has stopped raining and the covers are coming off! #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/fW7Mx3zRsFadvertisementLancashire Cricket (@lancscricket) June 16, 201918:40 IST: It has stopped drizzling in Manchester and thus the covers are coming off at Old Trafford. The game was stopped with 20 deliveries left to be bowled in India innings. With the weather getting better, th egame might resume in some time from now.18:36 IST: Rain is getting lighter in Manchester. It could be seen in the live pictures that it is getting brighter now.According to AccuWeather, the rain is going to stop in next 7 minutes.18.20 IST: The rain has started to get heavier in Manchester. The main pitch and the square is being covered at the moment. AccuWeather says “periods of rain will continue for the next 93 minutes”.That’s a shame.Rain comes down in Manchester with 20 deliveries left in the India innings.#CWC19 | #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/XgerntsRdyCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 16, 2019It’s raining…India are 305-4 after 46.4 overs and, as the rain starts to fall, the players are off the field.#INDvPAK #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/VrdvTLGkoiDoordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) June 16, 201918.15 IST: It’s started to get a bit heavier and it has stopped play. Virat Kohli and Vijay Shankar have walked off the field. India 305 for 4 in 46.4 overs vs Pakistan.18.00 IST: It’s started to drizzle in Manchester as India go past the 300-run mark in the 46th over. Virat Kohli is having a chat with the umpires. Will they get the covers. The rain isn’t that strong as of now. Screengrab from AccuWeather17.40 IST: And as soon as Rohit Sharma departs after a scintillating 140, the weather forecast predicts that rain could arrive any moment. Live pictures from Old Trafford don’t show any traces of dark clouds yet but the forecast predicts that intermittent showers are expected for the next 2 hours Accuweather forecast for Manchester16.45 IST: While Rohit Sharma is carting the Pakistan bowlers all over the park and fans are rejoicing as it’s raining sixes and fours, the weather forecast predicts that actual rain is supposed to arrive in about an hour from now Accuweather forecast for Manchester on June 1615.45 IST: Showers which were expected in Manchester by now, seem to have been busy watching all the action that’s happening in the field and according to the latest forecast rain is now more than 1.5 hours away. Phew!! Great news for all cricket fans Accuweather forecast for Manchester on June 1615.00 IST: As the Indian openers take the field after being put in to bat by Pakistan at Old Trafford, the weather forecast suggests that rain should arrive in an hour or so. Accuweather forecast for Manchester on June 1614.18 IST: It’s not raining now and the teams are now getting ready for the all-important toss. With rain expected to follow in an hour or so, the players must be itching to get a start, especially the Indian ones as they have been out of action since beating Australia a week ago14.00 IST: Even though it has stopped raining for now, the chances of India vs Pakistan game turning out to be a full 50-overs game look slim as showers are expected to resume in about an hour and a half from now. If the game happens to start on time, these clouds are expected to pour in just after the 1st 30-45 minutesadvertisement Accuweather forecast for Manchester on June 1613.48 IST: Rain has stopped in Manchester and we hope it doesn’t return again. All you can do is wish/pray that the dark clouds stay away from Old Trafford. Suresh Raina is already on it:An #INDvPAK cricket match is nothing short of an experience. Looking forward to a thrilling game. Let’s hope rain doesn’t play spoilt sport. #CWC19Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 16, 201913.32 IST: Bad news for fans! Rain has started in Manchester but it looks like it should end soon. The forecast coming in is: Expect showery weather on Sunday morning through Monday morning. Hopefully, it will still allow enough game-time Accuweather forecast for Manchester June 1612:46 IST So far, so good. The weather remains fine with no prediction of heavy rain later in the day. However, mild showers are supposed to interrupt the game in between.Wasim Akram talked to India Today ahead of the big India vs Pakistan clash and said players can’t have to prepared mentally to play prepared for it.”I used to call it ‘rain-chester’. When you play county after 2 years you pray for rain as a player. but we can’t control rain and players should be mentally ready reazlising that we have to play,” Wasim Akram said.11.35 IST: Clouds can be seen hanging around in Manchester as the world awaits the start of India vs Pakistan. There are chances of rain later in the day though it doesn’t look as bad as India’s washed-out game against New Zealand where not a single ball could be bowled. Cross your fingers… Clouds can be seen over the Manchester skyGood weather so far near Old Trafford.. #IndvPak #CWC2019 pic.twitter.com/RU6L2uVlHtPiyush Chechani (@cpiyush) June 15, 2019It’s Sunny! 5AM #IndiaVsPakistan #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/ksQtJmWrwcMeet Doshi (@meetdoshiii) June 16, 201910.00 IST: Weather is expected to be mostly cloudy along with spotty showers during the latter half of the day Weather forecast for Manchester today, according to AccuweatherAlso Read | World Cup 2019: A look at India’s heroes vs Pakistan from 1992-2015Also Read | India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Will June 16 witness the most-watched match in cricket history?