By day Jagathish Mani might seem like a regular auto rickshaw wallah who safely gets people to their destinations on time, but what sets him apart is his unique side-wheel driving on his rickety auto rickshaw. In fact, this amazing skill fetched him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The 31-year-old from Chennai stuns onlookers with his jaw-dropping tricks including side wheelies which is performed on just two-wheels. His father taught him to drive the three-wheeler at a ripe age of 13 and he has been performing extreme stunts for over a decade now. Jagathish was forced to drop out of middle school after his father fell ill and take up driving the auto rickshaw as a full time profession to support his family. But he still kept his passion for stunt driving alive.He says, “I love the thrill when I race the auto on two-wheels. I enjoy doing that, nothing else excites me more than the stunts I do with my auto. It startles everyone. Onlookers stop and see me in awe as I drive the auto on two wheels. I have not learned the tricks from anyone. It if the result of my efforts and passion. I always loved driving at very high speed. I would dream of performing the stunts on bikes but since it was out of my reach, I thought to why not try stunts with the rickshaw.”Jagathis admits that it took a lot of practice and hard work to get where he is, “I knew the risk involved in the stunts and how perilous it could have been if gone wrong. But I was determined to excel in it. And despite sustaining minor injuries and even a broken arm after the auto toppled, I did not lose hope and continued practising.”advertisementHis skill has brought him accolades and he also performed for local TV shows which helped him earn some extra bucks by the side. His popularity drew attention of Guinness World Record officials after which he was called for the show “Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega” in Mumbai during which he set the record for the Furthest distance side-wheel driving on a motor tricycle at the Juhu Aerodrome.To achieve this daring feat, Jagathish had to remain on just two wheels for the entire attempt and travel a minimum of 1 km, but he doubled the requirement by driving a remarkable 2.2 km.Elated with his achievement Jagathis says, “It was one of the happiest days of my life. I got the chance to show the world what an auto-driver can do. I wanted to show everyone that wheelie even though dangerous is not deadly and should be looked as a sport. I am glad my talent has been recognised,”The talented side-wheel auto rickshaw stunt man is fully aware that he might not have sponsors but is positive that one day he will perform on international competitions and shows.
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MLS Minnesota United 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and more Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 01:40 2/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ron Chenoy MLS Minnesota United FC Following a rough debut season, the Loons will look for improvement in their sophomore MLS campaign It could have been worse. That seems to be the general sentiment surrounding Minnesota United’s expansion season of 2017. The Loons looked to be on their way to a historically awful campaign in the early going, but managed to turn things around enough to achieve, well, just a bad season. The honeymoon period has ended in Minnesota, though, and the Loons will be expected to improve in 2018, particularly given the extraordinary success of their expansion brethren Atlanta United. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Heading into the 2018 season Minnesota has changed very little on its roster, though, so new players will need to be brought in or existing players will have to improve to avoid a repeat of 2017. How did Minnesota perform in 2017?2017 finish: Ninth place in the Western Conference (10-18-6), missed the playoffs.The Loons conceded a remarkable 24 goals in their first seven games, leading to fears they could set a whole slew of unwanted records in their expansion season. Adrian Heath’s side did manage to turn things around with some lineup and roster adjustments as the season went on, but it was still far from a strong opening campaign.Minnesota’s key offseason lossesMinnesota lost few significant pieces from its 2017 roster, with Johan Venegas being the biggest contributor to depart. The Costa Rica international joined Saprissa on loan after scoring two goals and adding five assists in a so-so 2017 season. Aside from Venegas, no Loons player with more than seven starts in 2017 has left the team. A few of the sporadic contributors departing include Jermaine Taylor, Ismaila Jome, Joseph Greenspan, Justin Davis and Kevin Venegas, all of whom saw their options declined. Minnesota’s key offseason additionsJust like the previous section, this is an area lacking in significant names. MLS veteran Tyrone Mears will add defensive depth and midfielder Harrison Heath, the coach’s son, could be given a chance to impress after making just seven appearances in three MLS seasons so far. Frantz Pangop, an attacking midfielder, and defender Bertrand Owundi Eko’o, arrive from Cameroon as relative unknowns.Luiz Fernando arrives on loan from Fluminense, and the 22-year-old defensive midfielder should compete for minutes.Perhaps the most significant addition so far is goalkeeper Matt Lampson, who arrived via a trade from Chicago and should push Bobby Shuttleworth for the starting position.Full Minnesota roster entering 2018 seasonGoalkeepers: Alex Kapp, Matt Lampson, Bobby ShuttleworthDefenders: Michael Boxall, Marc Burch, Francisco Calvo, Vadim Demidov, Brent Kallman, Carter Manley, Tyrone Mears, Wyatt Omsberg, Bertrand Owundi Eko’o, Jerome ThiessonMidfielders: Ibson, Sam Cronin, Ethan Finlay, Xavier Gomez, Harrison Heath, Miguel Ibarra, Jose Leiton, Collin Martin, Kevin Molino, Sam Nicholson, Frantz Pangop, Rasmus Schuller, Collen WarnerForwards: Abu Danladi, Mason Toye, Christian RamirezMinnesota’s projected starting lineupLampson and Shuttleworth appear to be evenly matched in the competition for the No. 1 goalkeeping spot, and both should have a chance to stake a claim for the starting position. The Loons’ back line struggled mightily last season, but Boxall established himself as the preferred partner for Calvo in the center of defense following his midseason arrival. Rookie Omsberg and new signing Owundi Eko’o could also push for minutes at center back. Nicholson and Finlay will begin the season as starters out wide, but Ibarra and Ibson should also be in the mix for playing time. Ibson could also move into the center should Adrian Heath opt for a more attacking option instead of the central midfield pairing of Warner and Cronin. New signing Luiz Fernando should also push Warner and Cronin for playing time. Ramirez is the undisputed top striker option, but Danladi’s promising rookie season means he’ll get plenty of looks in 2018, either playing alongside Ramirez in a two-striker system or as the top attacking option off the bench. Minnesota’s national TV coverageSeattle Sounders vs. Minnesota United – Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNSporting Kansas City vs. Minnesota United – Sunday, June 3, at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1
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New Delhi: Rains continued to disrupt normal life in several parts of Maharashtra on Sunday, while Andhra Pradesh grappled with a swollen Godavari that affected over 74,000 people, though the flood situation improved slightly in Assam.Heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining regions crippled normal life for the second consecutive day, throwing train services off the tracks, disrupting air traffic and causing power outages in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. At least four persons died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar districts, while a man is missing after he fell into a swollen nullah in Dharavi in central Mumbai in afternoon. The day of wet spell witnessed at least two rescue operations by the Indian Air Force (IAF) with Mi 17 choppers in the state. Rains also lashed Nashik, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts, where water-logging was witnessed in various localities as rivers were in full spate. In Gujarat, heavy rains continued to lash Vadodara though the situation had eased considerably as the water level in Vishwamitri river was receding, said district authorities. Vadodara District Collector Shalini Agarwal said a post-flood cleanliness drive had begun, under which officials of the civic health department were working to prevent outbreak of water-borne diseases. The continuing heavy flood in Godavari river affected over 74,000 people in parts of East and West Godavari districts in Andhra Pradesh with nearly 18,000 of them being shifted to relief camps, officials said. A second warning signal was issued at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowaleswaram as water flow in the river, which has been in spate since last week following heavy monsoon rains, crossed the 13 lakh cusecs mark on Sunday morning and almost the entire quantum was being let out into the Bay of Bengal. However, there were no casualties reported and teams of the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force reached out to the affected areas with essential supplies and food. Flood in Assam claimed one more life on Sunday, pushing the toll to 90, even as the overall situation improved considerably. Nearly 88,000 people remain affected by the deluge in 10 of the 33 districts of the state, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). Till Saturday, around 1.22 lakh people were affected in the 10 flood-battered districts. The fresh casualty was reported from Gogamukh in Dhemaji district, the ASDMA said. Barpeta is the worst-hit district with 46,000 people being affected, it said. On the other side, hundreds of villages in north Karnataka were inundated following release of over 2 lakh cusecs of water from Koyna dam in neighbouring Maharashtra and torrential rainfall in the region prompting the administration to rope in the Army for relief works. So far, no loss of life has been reported, official sources said adding the administration was on alert. At least, five districts — Belagavi, Bagalkot, Raichur, Vijayapuram and Yadgir — have been badly affected by the swollen Krishna river, Malaprabha, Markandeya river and a few other rivulets. In Delhi, the sky remained overcast throughout the day with the minimum temperature settling at 27.2 degrees Celsius, normal for the season. The national capital recorded a high of 35.8 degrees Celsius, two degree above the normal, while the skies remained generally cloudy during the day, according to the Meteorological (MeT) department. It said the city received 0.6 mm rainfall. Parts of Rajasthan recorded light to moderate rains. During the last two days, Banswara’s Bagidora recorded 13 cm rainfall, followed by Jhalawar’s Dug (10 cm) and Bakani (8 cm), Bharatpur’s Veir and Jhalawar’s Asnawar (7 cm each), Bhilwara’s Jagpura, Banswara’s Ghatol and Jaipur’s Chomu (6 cm each). Hot and humid conditions persisted in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir with day temperature in most parts of the state settling several degrees above season’s average.