SA vs Ban: India in quarters as SA beat Bangladesh

first_imgSouth Africa beat Bangladesh by a massive 206 runs in their final group B match of the World Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday. ScoreTheir win not only helped the Proteas finish on top of the table with 10 points in six matches, but even helped Group B rivals India, England and West Indies secure a place in the quarter-finals.South Africa’s win means India and England are also assured of quarterfinal places. West Indies can advance if it avoids a heavily lopsided defeat to India at Chennai on Sunday. Bangladesh’s only hope of advancing is for the West Indies to slump to a heavy defeat and fall behind on the net run-rate for the tournament. Both teams are on six points.Chasing a stiff victory target of 285, Bangladesh were shot out for a paltry 78 in 28 overs. This was Bangladesh’s second score of less than 100 after they were bowled out for 58 against West Indies in an earlier group league game.After their 284 for eight in 50 overs was aided by three half-centuries from Hashim Amla (51), Jacques Kallis (69) and Francois du Plessis (52), Lonwabo Tsotsobe (3/14) blazed through the top-order, picking up Tamim Iqbal (5), Imrul Kayes (4) and Shahriar Nafees (5) before Smith took a great low catch off Robin Peterson’s first ball to dismiss Mushfiqur Rahim (3) as the Tigers plunged to 36 for five in the 16th over.The procession was ongoing and while the crowd sarcastically cheered the team crossing 58 (their score against West Indies), the hopes of a fight ended when skipper Shakib Al Hasan edged one to Morne van Wyk for 30.advertisementShakib’s 30 was the only double-digit score of the innings, Peterson picking up three wickets as the Tigers were crushed out for only 78 all out in 28 overs.Tsotsobe’s first spell ensured that Proteas comfortably topped the group B with 10 points from six games.South Africa’s batting was a proficient routine. Amla, Kallis and Du Plessis picking up solid half-centuries and just as the Bangladesh bowlers almost got the run flow under control, Robin Peterson and Johan Botha snatched away that glimmer of hope with a flurry of boundaries towards the end.But it was the Graeme Smith-Amla opening partnership that laid the foundation for the big score on a slow and low track.The two put on 98 for the first wicket, Smith coming back to some form with his steady 45 off 68 balls. There was hardly a ball that found the edge or beat the bat with Shakib desperately shifting his bowlers in a bid to unsettle the pair early on.Mahmudullah Riyad, the off-spinner, had Smith stumped in the 21st over with Amla following in the next over bowled by left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak.The fluent knock by Amla had some attractive cover drives, the right-hander making 51 off 59 balls with the help of six boundaries. .After Jean-Paul Duminy gloved one to wicketkeeper Rahim, Kallis and Du Plessis added 87 for the fifth wicket before both batsmen fell early during the third Powerplay.Kallis was his typical classic self, hammering five boundaries and a six in his 76-ball knock of 69.Du Plessis too played a solid hand, making a run-a-ball 52 with the help of a six and four boundaries, the two making way for Peterson to smash four boundaries in a short time during his 9-ball 22.For Bangladesh, Rubel Hossain took three for 56 while Shakib picked up two wickets and there was one each for Razzak and Riyad.With Agency inputslast_img read more

Badminton: Chetan, Kashyap enter US Open pre-quarters

first_imgChetan Anand moved into the pre-quarterfinals of the US Open badminton championships with a 21-18, 21-19 win over 13th seed Bruce Leverdez in the Orange, California on Tuesday.Chetan AnandPeriapalli Kashyap also moved into the pre-quarters with a 21-16, 21-12 win over David Oberstenor of England. Chetan who was making his comeback, was quick off the blocks and jumped to a 8-1 lead in the opening game.Thereafter, Bruce fought back but the Indian was always in control as he won the match in 43 minutes. Kashyap, the 12th seed, was at his attacking best against Oberstenor.Kashyap now has a tough battle against third seed Tien Minh Niguen in the pre-quarterfinals.It must be mentioned here that the Indian has defeated Tien twice before. Gurusaidutt, the third Indian in the fray, lost to sixth seed Marc Zwiebler of Germany 21-14, 20-22, 21-16.- With inputs from Agencieslast_img read more


first_imgAbout AIF:About AIF:The American India Foundation is committed to catalyzing social and economic change in India and building a lasting bridge between the United States and India through high-impact interventions in education, livelihoods, public health and leadership development, with a particular emphasis on empowering girls and women to achieve gender equity. Working closely with local communities, AIF partners with NGOs to develop and test innovative solutions and with governments to create and scale sustainable impact. Founded in 2001 at the initiative of President Bill Clinton following a suggestion from Prime Minister Vajpayee, AIF has impacted the lives of 2.5 million of Indias poor and aims to reach 5 million by 2018-19. Learn more at http://www.AIF.orgAbout Being Human – The Salman Khan Foundation:Being Human – The Salman Khan Foundation is a registered charitable trust set up in 2007. It works in the areas of education and healthcare for the underprivileged. Media Contact: Amit Jamwal: +91-9873927172 Lisha Jain +91-9819727719 MSLGROUP Photo: Source: Coca-Cola India.PRNewsWire AKGlast_img read more

Rohan Bopanna looking forward to Leander Paes partnership at Rio Olympics

first_imgRohan Bopanna is gearing up for the next month’s Rio Olympics and looking forward to build a healthy on-court relationship with his doubles partner Leander Paes. Bopanna says he is not holding on to any bitterness from the past and is focusing on the mega event. (Latest Sports stories)Bopanna and Paes will team up for the Davis Cup tie against Korea this weekend. They will play on Saturday against Hong Chung and Yunseong Chung.”You can’t keep dwelling on the past. If you keep dwelling on past, you never get positives. You have to look at what is the scenario today and look ahead tomorrow. Today’s thing is that me and Leander are going to Rio. We are getting practice and before Rio also we will have four-five days. I am going straight to Rio after Toronto, Leander will also be there. Those few days we will try to get practice as much as we can. And get prepared,” Bopanna told PTI in an interaction. (India’s archery team reaches Brazil ahead of Rio Olympics)Asked how big a challenge it is to forget the past and gel with a player with whom he hasn’t shared a great relationship off the court, Bopanna said he is professional enough to deal with the situation.”On the circuit we change partners very often. So we are used to that. In 2013, I played with Roger Vasselin and made semis in Wimbledon. It’s a matter of getting good practice and it could work out. We just have to get right practice and some good communication going on. Understand each other. It will definitely benefit us.advertisement’NEED TO COMMUNICATE WELL'”The only thing we can do is practice a lot and get used to conditions. Five days is a lot. I am a person who can move on. Certain things happen but you keep moving on. The wins and losses also help that. Sometimes you lose a close match but next week it’s a fresh tournament. Every day is a new day. We have to overcome these challenges.”We have to find a way, communicate well. Like talking on the court, discussing what we have to do, how we have to plan strategy. How we have to combine as a team and gel together,” he said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Lakers, Clippers set to star in wide-open NBA season

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In December, the league ventures south of the border with two games in Mexico, and league icon Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets take on reigning Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece and the Milwaukee Bucks at Paris in January.However, the league that has painstakingly cultivated overseas markets and welcomed a steadily increasing number of international players received a jolting reminder of the pitfalls of global growth on the eve of the season.Commissioner Adam Silver admits he doesn’t know “where we go from here” after lucrative Chinese sponsorship and telecast deals were left limbo after Houston Rockets executive Daryl Morey tweeted support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.– Durant’s Nets debut on hold –And not all of the marquee off-season moves will yield immediate dividends.Durant won’t suit up for the Brooklyn Nets this season as he continues his recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon.But with Kyrie Irving, who fled the Boston Celtics, and DeAndre Jordan, the Nets expect to contend.“The league is wide open on both sides, East and West, so we want to take advantage of our opportunity,” Brooklyn’s Jordan said as training camp opened.The Clippers will also be without one of their heralded new arrivals as the season starts, with George still recovering from off-season shoulder surgery.George wasn’t the only superstar to depart Oklahoma City, who traded 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for point guard Paul George.In Houston, Westbrook will be teaming up with 2018 MVP James Harden — his former Thunder teammate who was traded to Houston in 2012. 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It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers The revamped Clippers are out to usurp the Lakers as Los Angeles’ top team, although the LeBron James-led Lakers won’t go quietly.A “very motivated” James, whose first campaign in LA ended with him missing the playoffs for the first time since 2005, says the team is ready to contend with former New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis lining up alongside Dwight Howard, Kyle Kuzma and newly arrived Danny Green.“I’m not in talk-about-it mode,” James said.The Clippers and Lakers kick off the season on Tuesday, when the Raptors will launch their title defense — and raise their championship banner — in a game against the Pelicans.The Clippers-Lakers matchup is the first of four games in the season between the Tinseltown rivals, who also feature in the star-studded Christmas slate.ADVERTISEMENT LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: LeBron James #23 and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers look on during the second half of a game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPIt’s a whole new ballgame in the NBA, where a seismic shift in star talent has flung the door wide open to an array of 2020 title contenders.The NBA, whose sudden row with China promises to linger, will be hoping on-court excitement in the wake of unexpected off-season moves will pull attention from simmering tensions when the 2019-20 campaign tips off on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man With Kevin Durant gone and Klay Thompson ruled out for the first half of the season after knee surgery, the Golden State Warriors’ march to the finals that has defined the past five seasons looks to be a thing of the past.Stephen Curry says a championship is “still the goal” for him, Draymond Green and the rest of the Warriors’ new-look team after Golden State fell to the Toronto Raptors in last year’s title series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceBut just as the Warriors open their glitzy new $1.4 billion Chase Arena in San Francisco, the center of gravity in the still powerful Western Conference has shifted south.The Los Angeles Clippers are the top pick to contend in a survey of NBA general managers, thanks to the arrival of Kawhi Leonard from the reigning champion Toronto Raptors and Paul George from Oklahoma City. This jewelry designer is also an architect ‘Very proud’ Andy Murray wins first ATP title since March 2017 “When you’re that great of a basketball player, you just go out there and hoop,” Harden said when asked about how the two star talents will mesh. “It’s going to happen. It’s going to be easy.”Antetokounmpo figures to again play solo lead in Milwaukee, where he’ll be fueled by the Bucks’ inability to get the job done against the Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals last season.The “Greek Freak,” still just 24, heads into his seventh NBA season a bona fide superstar — leading a team that many consider the top pick in the East.That’s a status 19-year-old Zion Williamson is expected to attain almost immediately.Williamson, the high school standout who became a collegiate star before he was drafted number one overall by the Pelicans, burned through the pre-season, averaging 23.3 points in 27.3 minutes per game.Only Antetokounmpo, Harden and Curry — MVPs all — scored at a higher clip during the exhibition season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

French Open 2019: Djokovic, Serena smoothly sail into third round

first_imgNovak Djokovic wasted little time beating Henri Laaksonen 6-1 6-4 6-3 on Thursday to breeze into the third round of the French Open and stay on course to hold all four Grand Slam titles.The 32-year-old Serbian top seed, bidding to win his second French Open, was at his clinical best in the opening set against the Swiss lucky loser, dropping only three points on serve.There was a brief loss of focus when Djokovic was broken to love midway though the second set but he was quickly back in the groove to move two sets ahead.Laaksonen, ranked 104th in the world, had only reached the second round once in a Grand Slam, and there was no way back as Djokovic broke twice in the third to wrap up victory.As with holder Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, Djokovic has enjoyed a friendly first-week draw and he will face Italian qualifier Salvatore Caruso for a place in the fourth round.Serena Williams breezed into the third round of the French Open on Thursday with a routine 6-3 6-2 win against Japanese Kurumi Nara, wasting no energy in her quest for a record-equalling Grand Slam singles title.The 10th seed, chasing a first major since the 2017 Australian Open, survived a first-set fright in her opening match, but there was no hiccup this time.She will take on fellow American Sofia Kenin in the next round, with world number one Naomi Osaka a potential opponent in the quarter-finals.As often with Williams, both the clothes and the arm did the talking on Court Philippe Chatrier.She stepped into the stadium wearing her Virgil Abloh-designed dress printed with the words “Reine, Mere, Championne, Deesse” (Queen, Mother, Champion, Goddess).advertisementOn court, the 37-year-old was given a decent workout by world number 238 Nara, who was playing her only second match in the main draw of a tour-level tournament this year.Nara stood her ground in the first seven games but derailed in the eighth as Williams broke for 5-3 with a booming forehand winner down the line.The Japanese cracked earlier in the second set, dropping serve in the third game, and never recovered as Williams snatched her 801st victory on the tour.Also Read | French Open: Osaka survives early exit, Thiem battles through to 3rd roundAlso Read | French Open 2019: Federer eases into 3rd round, Cilic crashes outAlso Seelast_img read more

Bosnich, Slater downgraded in Fox Sports shake-up

first_imgAustralia The Covert Agent: Fox Sports shake-up – Bosnich, Slater downgraded while Rudan is chopped The Covert Agent Last updated 2 years ago 10:29 11/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Fox Sports Panel Australia A-League Goal’s exclusive spy can reveal Australia’s premier sports network has made significant budget cuts and axed a regular panellist Change is in the air at Fox Sports with high-profile football pundits Mark Bosnich and Robbie Slater having their salaries cut, while Mark Rudan has been told his contract won’t be renewed.The Covert Agent can reveal Bosnich and Slater have both accepted the decision, made by Fox Sports’ head of live sport Steve Crawley, to have their contracts reduced by 25 percent of the value.It is believed Bosnich and Slater were expecting to have their wage decreased, but Rudan has been blindsided by his axing. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 It is said Crawley is keen to add more female presence to their football coverage — like he has done with other sports telecast by the network.Head of football Murray Shaw is apparently fuming after not being consulted in the decision-making process.last_img read more

Luke Shaw unhappy at Mourinho criticism but will not be forced out

first_imgShare on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Read more José Mourinho Reuse this content Manchester United Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter news Luke Shaw has been left unhappy at José Mourinho’s public criticism of him but the left-back will not be forced out of Manchester United this summer against his wishes.Shaw is understood not to have made a final decision on his future and may choose to see out the final season of his contract and leave on a free in summer 2019. He could then expect a wider pool of clubs to choose from and be able to agree a lucrative signing-on fee.Mourinho replaced the 22-year-old defender at half-time of United’s 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final victory against Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday. The move came despite Shaw having played a key role in the creation of Romelu Lukaku’s 37th‑minute opening goal. Jamie Jackson Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Shaw may play long game despite his perplexing treatment by Mourinho Afterwards the United manager said: “Luke in the first half – every time they come in his corridor, the cross was coming and a dangerous situation was coming so I was not happy with his performance.”This was the latest in a series of public admonishments of Shaw by Mourinho. The United manager has praised him, too, but at least once that has led to confusion.On 19 January Mourinho described Shaw as near‑peerless in his position then dropped him the following day for a 1-0 victory at Burnley, preferring to start Ashley Young. On Monday, United triggered a one-year option to keep Young for next season. Topicslast_img read more

McLaren arrive at Silverstone with talented team driving resurgence

first_img Support The Guardian Lewis Hamilton’s hunger remains as he targets a record sixth British GP Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Topics Share via Email Pinterest Lando Norris drove superbly in the Austrian Grand Prix, finishing in sixth place. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Motor sport Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Read more Since you’re here… This momentum has translated into a solid fourth in the constructors’ championship in front of the Renault team who supply their engine. Even their opponents’ driver, Daniel Ricciardo, has recognised the achievement. “Looking at the McLarens, they’re the benchmark now,” he said. “They’ve really come on, they’re the ones with that kind of package that we’re looking for.”It is a package being wielded well by both drivers but Norris in his rookie season has been outstanding. He has out-qualified Sainz, who is now in his fifth season in F1, by six to three. As well as turning in some confident, impressive performances he has proved to have the makings of the full driver. He dealt well with compromising his race in Monaco to help Sainz; remained cheerful in adversity after mechanical failure in Canada and fought like a demon in France to try to hold his place with an ailing car. At the last meeting in Austria he was in the mix from the off and fearless. He took third from Hamilton on the opening corner at the Red Bull Ring. Then later battled valiantly with the race winner, Max Verstappen, and made a breathtaking pass on Kimi Räikkönen through the hairpin to ensure sixth place.Lewis has worked with him at McLaren since his season in F2 in 2018 and is not surprised by his performances. “It’s impressive that somebody that young can be so mature in this sport,” she says. “The way he acts, holds himself and interacts with engineers is not that of a typical 19-year-old at all. He is so mature beyond his years. It is only when he gets out of the car and he is joking round, you realise he is a teenager. He is a different guy when he puts on the helmet.” Formula Onecenter_img McLaren Twitter Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. The 26-year-old from Nottinghamshire is at the heart of McLaren’s rebuilding process. Always interested in engineering and a fan of F1, she made up her mind to pursue a career in the sport when McLaren gave a talk and brought one of Hamilton’s cars to the University of Bath where she was studying mechanical engineering. “I remember being completely mesmerised by it,” she says. “Then I thought: ‘Oh my God, I am in the perfect position to work in motorsport.’ Before then it had been a far off dream, a fantasy.”Taken on as part of the team’s graduate scheme, she is now a full-time performance engineer, putting Norris and Sainz through their paces before every race. Her enthusiasm is obvious as is the sense that this is a team now pulling together.“The really nice thing about working in McLaren is that there is one clear goal that everybody is pushing for; you are always trying to make the car go faster,” she says. “It is much more collaborative than anything else. People are just raring to go. It’s really nice to see how there is always that passion and now it is amplified. At the moment we are keeping that momentum going, keeping focused and keeping moving forward. There is real optimism here. The drivers carry that with them as well.” features Read more Share on Twitter Ferrari face reality while McLaren’s progress is starting to be noted Fine weather or foul, McLaren have done little but ride out storms at recent British Grand Prix meetings. The team return to the race this weekend, however, in their best shape for some time. From their young drivers to the very heart of the team in Woking there is now a palpable sense that they are back on track in their attempt to return to the front of the grid.Better still, fans at Silverstone can enjoy their resurgence in the hands of a homegrown talent, Lando Norris. He is rated by those who work with him closely as mature beyond his years and destined for great things. This week McLaren reasserted their confidence in him by extending the 19-year-old’s contract by three years. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Facebook There is work for him to do at McLaren. The once mighty team, winners of 12 drivers’ championships and eight constructors’, have been on a downward curve for some time, even before their switch to Honda engines dropped them to the back of the field. They have not won a race since 2012, the year Lewis Hamilton left for Mercedes.Peter Revson took the team’s first victory of 12 at Silverstone in 1973. But after Hamilton’s departure their best result was Jenson Button’s fourth here in 2014 but they have fallen away even further on the old airfield since, with Fernando Alonso’s eighth last year their highest finish.There is every sign this year will be different. Amelia Lewis is a performance engineer in the team’s simulator department, working closely with Norris and his Spanish teammate Carlos Sainz. She joined McLaren in 2016, when the team was sinking fast, but harboured no doubts they would fight back.“You walked into the building and felt like it was impossible not to succeed,” she remembers of that year. “You realise how much knowledge and passion there is and you think: ‘Well we are going to get back to winning ways.’ How could we not when we have these people with this passion. For me it was a case of not if but when.” Formula One 2019 McLaren have seen this before when Hamilton made such an impression in his opening season, demonstrating a fearlessness of the then world champion Alonso, and that feels familiar with Norris. “In Austria seeing him in third position going toe to toe with Hamilton is not something you expect from someone in their rookie year,” says Lewis. “But he wasn’t phased by it; he knew he was good enough to be there and that is really great to see.”Norris’s chances of taking it to the world champion this weekend are slim, Mercedes will expect to be strong at Silverstone again but McLaren will at least be able to take pleasure in their home grand prix for the first time in years. British Grand Prixlast_img read more

Star College QB Announces NFL Draft Decision

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)NFL teams are always searching for their next franchise quarterback, and perhaps Duke star Daniel Jones will be the next in line.With the 2019 class looking rather weak at quarterback, Jones will have an opportunity to be a first-round pick. Besides, his intangibles and experience should bode well in the NFL.Scouts everywhere were surprised by Justin Herbert’s decision to return to Oregon, as the Ducks quarterback was considered the top prospect at his position.One prospect that will battle Jones for draft supremacy is Dwayne Haskins, who was electric for Ohio State in his first year as the starter. While he hasn’t declared just yet, the expectation is that he’ll leave the Buckeyes after breaking almost every single-season record within his conference.Although Haskins isn’t ready to make his final decision yet, Jones has informed his coaching staff that he’ll enter the NFL Draft, per Stephen Wiseman.He’ll have the chance to boost his stock at the NFL Scouting Combine and during his pro day.Duke’s Daniel Jones has informed Duke coach David Cutcliffe he is declaring for the NFL Draft. He’s expected to be a first-round pick.— Stephen Wiseman (@stevewisemanNC) December 31, 2018Jones finished this season with 2,674 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions.His last game for the Blue Devils was impressive, as he threw for 423 yards and five touchdowns. Several teams will be in the market for a new quarterback this offseason, and Jones could be the perfect fit.last_img read more

Pollard after Wankhede heroics for MI: I am 31, there is a lot of cricket left in me

first_imgPollard after Wankhede heroics for MI: I am 31, there is a lot of cricket left in meWest Indies all-rounder and Mumbai Indians stand-in captain smashed a 31-ball 83 to help the former champions successfully chase 198 against Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday. Pollard said he is grateful to Mumbai Indians for showing faith in him even after an ordinary IPL season in 2018 graphs commentary scorecard Akshay Ramesh MumbaiApril 11, 2019UPDATED: April 11, 2019 10:49 IST IPL 2019: Kieron Pollard led Mumbai Indians to a sensational win in his first match as the franchise’s captain ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSKieron Pollard’s 31-ball 83 helped Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab on WednesdayPollard smashed 10 sixes as the stand-in captain helped MI gun down a 198-run targetImpossible… when you break it down, it’s I’m possible: Pollard on MI’s thrilling winWest Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard said he has managed to successfully bury the memories of a poor 2018 Indian Premier League season and that he is enjoying his cricket for the Mumbai Indians in the ongoing season of IPL.Kieron Pollard insisted that his cricketing career is far from finished and that he is looking forward to giving his best every time he steps on the field. The 31-year-old big-hitter also added he is grateful to Mumbai Indians for showing faith in him and retaining him despite his poor form for the three-time champions last year.Pollard’s comments came after he played a sensational knock to help Mumbai Indians gun down a 198-run target against Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium. Captaining the side for the first time in the absence of injured Rohit Sharma, Pollard took the responsibility and took the Kings XI bowlers to the cleaners, hitting a 31-ball 83, including 10 sixes on Wednesday.Pollard promoted himself to No. 4 in Mumbai Indians’ chase of 198. Despite losing partners at regular intervals, the MI stand-in captain showed glimpses of his vintage self and single-handedly destroyed the KXIP bowling attack.Even as the asking rate was shooting up, Pollard kept his cool and targetted bowlers to great effect. Kings XI captain R Ashwin, pacers Sam Curran and Ankit Rajpoot were all at the receiving end of Pollard’s brutal hitting on Wednesday.What a victory this for the @mipaltan. The dressing room celebrations say it all #MIvKXIP (@IPL) April 10, 2019With 15 needed off the last over, Pollard smashed Rajpoot for a six and a boundary and brought the equation down to four from four. However, the MI captain got out in the final over only to see Alzarri Joseph keep his nerves and take Mi past the finish line.advertisementWhen you’re losing, people tend to have all sort of opinions: Pollard”You can say yes, you can say no [best IPL knock?]. For me what is more important is that we won the game. And I was able to stay calm under a bit of pressure. Obviously, I didn’t finish off the game which I wanted to do. But that’s why it’s a team sport. The guys really rallied together,” Pollard told the media after MI’s thrilling win.”Impossible… when you break it down, it’s I’m possible. Anything is possible. We have power-hitters. We have got Krunal [Pandya], Hardik [Pandya] and myself. We wanted close to 94 of the last 8 overs. When you break it down, it’s just two big overs. We got those two big overs. They had a couple of bowlers whom we had to target. It worked well for us. Not every day, you get to chase 190-odd runs but we did it tonight. Much-needed two points for us tonight.”It is what it is. 2018 is gone. Obviously, when you’re losing, people tend to have all sort of opinions. People who have not played the game and people who have played the game and struggled as well tend to have opinions.”I am a cricketer, 31 years of age. And I have a lot of cricket left in me. People who are close to me back me. That’s most important. It didn’t work last year but last year’s gone. We have life, everyone needs to get up in the morning. The sun is going rise in the east and set in the west. There are better things other than winning and losing and scoring runs. There’s family and there are things to look forward to. So it’s just a matter of me coming (back).””They (Mumbai Indians) showed faith in me, they retained me for this season and they started me as well. So it’s just a matter of me coming out, enjoying my cricket once again and that’s exactly what I am doing.”Pollard on chances of making 2019 World Cup squadPollard had managed just 133 runs from nine matches for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2018 but the big-hitting West Indies star has turned it around this season. Pollard has already scored 179 runs from six matches at an average of 44.75 and a strike of 194.56.Asked if Pollard is hopeful of seeing his name in West Indies’ 2019 World Cup, the MI star said: “Well, you know, every day I get the opportunity to play, I want to do well. There have been a lot of turmoil is West Indies cricket over the last couple of years. But what we have seen in the last couple of weeks is a change.advertisement”Pollard was one of the guys blacklisted. The best I can do every time I step on the cricket field, is try to put runs on the board. There are people there who have the job to select. We will see how that goes. As I said, I am 31 years… Chris Gayle is 39 and he’s playing and whacking it around.”Shedding light on the success West Indies players have had so far in IPL 2019, Pollard added: “For us, it’s not a battle. It’s about enjoying. We know what we can do. Chris batted superbly well. Fellow West Indian, [Andre] Russell. He is smacking the ball. It’s great to see him hitting the ball. [Sunil] Narine as well.”Also See | He is a legend: Hardik Pandya after Kieron Pollard delivers thrilling win for MIAlso Read | Thank god for giving me strength to do this: Kieron Pollard after 31-ball 83 vs KXIPAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Mumbai IndiansFollow Kieron PollardFollow 2019 World CupFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Kings XI Punjabcenter_img No data available! advertisement view more view lesslast_img read more

Could the Blizten Be the Most Ingenious Drink Cooler Ever?

first_img How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard No one likes warm beer or warm wine. More than that, no one likes showing up to a party with a bottle that warmed up on the way over. You, frankly, look like a jerk—here is this six-pack of craft beer, now wait a half hour while it chills so you can actually drink it. No one wants to be that guy (wars have been started over less, we’re pretty sure). Thankfully, engineers at the Pittsburgh-based innovation company Deeplocal have been hard at work on a solution: Blitzen, the roof hooch chiller.The Blitzen was originally conceived of by Matthew Pegula after a trip to the liquor store. He was picking up some Prosecco for his wife, but, unfortunately, the only bottles they had were warm.“I thought, ‘Man, if I could just hang this out the window somehow, I’d have it cool by the time I got home.”The next day, he brought the idea to the other engineers at Deeplocal, describing it as a Thule with the capability to hold your booze. He even brought in his own roof rack for the engineers to look at and base a design off of.They ran with it “in the most ridiculous, over the top way possible,” and Blitzen was born.After a series of tests, they came up with the current design. The rail-like holder is attached to the top of the car through a magnet system and can hold up to a sixty-four-ounce growler. After rigorous testing, Pegula says, they found a design that is safe at all legal speeds.Speaking of speed, Pegula says this — along with the temperature outside and the temperature of the bottle — all contribute to just how fast your bottle will chill. With that in mind, Pegula says they’re already working on a plugin that could work with Google Maps to create optimal driving routes for cooling your beverages.“It might take you three miles longer to get somewhere, but it’ll ensure your wine is chilled when you arrive,” Pegula said.The Blitzen is not currently available on the market, but Deeplocal is exploring ways to open source the design so that it can be on shelves across the country soon. (If you don’t want to wait, you can always check out this backpack cooler or spend your time learning about how brands send coolers to be mauled by bears.) The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Inmarsat Appoints Partners for Fleet One

first_imgzoom Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, appointed Addvalue Technologies and Cobham SATCOM as manufacturing partners for Fleet One, the company’s new voice and data satellite service designed specifically for the maritime leisure and fishing community.Addvalue and Cobham will each manufacture a terminal for Fleet One, which is due to enter commercial serviceduring the second quarter of 2014.“Addvalue and Cobham are long-standing, trusted partners of Inmarsat and today’s appointment represents an expansion of the partnership between our respective companies,” said Frank Coles, President, Inmarsat Maritime. “Both companies have a proven history of manufacturing highly reliable terminals, supporting a range of Inmarsat services and we are pleased to have them join us as we prepare to unveil Fleet Onein Q2.”Fleet One will be the latest addition to Inmarsat’s L-band portfolio. The new service has been designed to meet the particular communications needs of leisure mariners, day boaters and sport and coastal fisherman, providing uninterrupted, near-shore voice and data connectivity. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close My location Inmarsat, February 18, 2014last_img read more

MISC Assigns Up to USD 4 Bn for FPSO Shuttle Tanker Capex

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: MISC Malaysian shipping group MISC Berhad has set up a five-year capital expenditure plan which is expected to see the company spend up to USD 4 billion for securing more floating production storage and offloading (FPSO), and shuttle tanker projects.For this year alone a sum of USD 500 million has been earmarked for potential FPSO and shuttle tanker contracts to be concluded this year, President and Chief Executive Officer Yee Yang Chien is cited as saying by Malaysian national news agency Bernama.As explained, the growth in demand for shuttle tankers is expected in the North Sea and North America. However, according to Chien, the driver of the company’s profit will remain the LNG and offshore businesses, adding that the company’s 27 LNG carriers have all been chartered out.The majority of capex expenditure is expected to be funded through bank loans (70 pct), while the remaining 30 pct would be covered from available equity, Bernama reports.World Maritime News is yet to receive a comment on the report from MISC.The announcement comes as MISC concludes a very challenging year for both the shipping and offshore sectors.The company’s profit for 2017 stood at RM 1.99 billion, almost halved when compared to RM 2.79 billion reported in 2016.Chien said earlier that 2017 was a challenging year as growth opportunities were scarce while revenue was under constant pressure from weak freight rates and contract renegotiation risks.However, he believes better days for the industry are ahead taking into account a steady rise in oil price over the past two years, and healthier level of activities for the oil and gas markets.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Total to Establish LNG Bunkering Hub in Oman

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: MPA Singapore French energy major Total is looking to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering hub in Oman under a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).The company said it would use its equity gas entitlement as feedstock to supply LNG as a fuel to marine vessels. For this purpose, Total plans to build a new small-scale modular liquefaction plant in Sohar port.The plant will comprise a train of around 1 Mt per year and will offer the flexibility for expansion as required by the development of the LNG bunkering market.Under the MoU, signed with the Government of Oman, Total is to develop natural gas resources in Oman, covering both upstream and downstream businesses.Total and Shell as operator will develop several natural gas discoveries located in the Greater Barik area on onshore Block 6 with respective shares of 25% and 75%, as per the agreement between both companies and before possible State back-in, with the objective of an initial gas production of around 500 MMcfd and a potential to reach 1 bcf/d at a later stage.“We are pleased to sign this MoU with the Sultanate of Oman that will give us access to new gas resources and the opportunity to develop an integrated gas project,” Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production at Total, said.“We will bring our expertise in LNG and will introduce access to a new gas market for the Sultanate. Developing an LNG bunkering service will generate in-country value and job opportunities, and will support industry diversification through fostering the shipping activity in Oman.”last_img read more

Make sure measles shots up to date Public Health Agency says in

first_imgThe Canadian Press TORONTO — The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued a statement aimed at reminding Canadians that measles is a serious and highly contagious disease and that getting vaccinated is the best protection.The statement comes in response to an outbreak of nine cases of measles in Vancouver that began after an unvaccinated Canadian child contracted the disease on a family trip to Vietnam.Measles causes high fever, coughing, sneezing and a widespread painful rash. The infection can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis and can be fatal.    The Public Health Agency says getting two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is almost 100 per cent effective in preventing the disease.The agency is urging Canadians to ensure their immunizations are up to date, especially if they are travelling outside the country.People who cannot be vaccinated, including infants, people with certain underlying health conditions and those undergoing chemotherapy, rely on high levels of immunity within communities to protect them from the disease.last_img read more


first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Jeremy and Tunebug is designed as a multi-platform entertainment brand that includes fully-animated television half hours, digital shorts, a play-to-play-music/play-to-read-stories app, and a website where kids can interact with Jeremy, listen to his music, and learn to play music online. Parents, caregivers, and educators will have the opportunity to bring Jeremy and Tunebug to the classroom or see a live concert performance. Social Media Links:Website: hiddenpony.caTwitter: @JFishJunior @VirginiaTV – Virginia Thompson @VeriteCanada @HiddenPonyFacebook: @jeremyfisherjunior @hiddenpony Advertisement Advertisement Jeremy and Tunebug animated image courtesy of Vérité Films Advertisement Login/Register With: TORONTO – Vérité Films, the boutique production house behind Canada’s #1 comedy brand, Corner Gas, is thrilled to announce their return to children’s television with Jeremy and Tunebug. The animated children’s television, music, and multi-platform digital brand stars three-time JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher Junior and is produced in association with Jeremy Fisher Music and Hidden Pony Records & Management. With support from the Canada Media Fund-Shaw Rocket Fund Kids Digital Animated Series Program, Jeremy and Tunebug will begin its first phase of production in Fall 2019.Jeremy and Tunebug brings to life the whimsical characters, stories, and songs from Fisher’s acclaimed debut children’s album Highway to Spell (available on Spotify and Apple Music). The series revolves around Jeremy, a story-telling singer-songwriter (voiced by Fisher), and Tunebug, his best friend and magical recording studio on wheels. Together they share their animated adventures to Destination: Imagination, where they discover how feelings and emotions inspire story and song. Facebooklast_img read more

More wildfires evacuations expected in BC with forecasted hot windy weather

first_imgThe Canadian PressKAMLOOPS, B.C. — Residents of a village in British Columbia’s southern interior are anxious to see what is left of their homes after one of the hundreds of wildfires raging across the region tore through their community, engulfing dozens of properties and forcing people to flee with little warning.Mark Sutherland of the Ashcroft Indian Reserve west of Kamloops said Sunday he had only seconds to escape with his girlfriend and two young children before flames overtook his home.“By the time we got everyone into the cars and we were getting out of the reserve, coming around the bend, (the fire) was already past the house. The next few houses were on fire,” said Sutherland, who used to work on a forestry firefighting ground crew.“It was so fast. Everything was happening so fast.”There is no end in sight as provincial officials expect more gusty winds and hot, dry conditions to fan the flames of the more than 220 fires that have destroyed an area covering at least 230 square kilometres.Kevin Skrepnek, chief information officer with the BC Wildfire Service, said the number of people forced from their homes is likely to rise from the latest estimate of 7,000.“The situation around evacuation alerts and orders could be quite fluid,” said Kevin Skrepnek, chief information officer for the BC Wildfire Service, on Sunday.“I would anticipate there would be expansions over the next few days.”B.C. has committed $100 million to help communities and residents rebuild, while the federal government is sending aircraft.Christy Clark, the outgoing premier, announced the fund Sunday in Kamloops. She said $600 will be made immediately available by electronic transfer through the Red Cross to people who have registered after being forced from their homes.“We are just, in many ways, at the beginning of the worst part of the fire season and we watch the weather, we watch the wind, and we pray for rain,” she said.“But our prayers aren’t always answered in these things and so we need to be there to support people in the meantime because there are hundreds and hundreds of people who are scared to death right now.”She said the transition team for premier-designate John Horgan’s incoming government has been briefed on the establishment of the fund.Horgan said the outgoing government has been very co-operative and that he would honour the $100 million Clark had committed to, adding that the province would likely provide even more support as the cost of the disaster grows.“Whatever is needed to make sure that people are whole after this, we’re going to make sure that happens,” he said, after meeting with officials in Kamloops.Horgan said he spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Sunday afternoon, who assured him the federal government stood ready to help.“To have the prime minister say the federal government is there for us when we need it is very reassuring,” he said.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Ottawa has agreed to federal assistance.The Canadian Armed Forces are helping residents affected by evacuations and airlift emergency workers and equipment.Three Canadian Armed Forces Griffon helicopters were expected to arrive in Kelowna on Sunday and some larger fixed-wing aircraft are to arrive over the next few days, said Chris Duffy, executive director of Emergency Management BC.Duffy said the aircraft would be on standby and ready to help wherever they were needed, but that they would not be assisting with fire suppression at this time.The hardest-hit regions were the central and southern Interior. There were also major blazes burning in northern B.C. but they weren’t posing as immediate a threat, said Skrepnek.Highway closures trapped Cache Creek resident Jacquie McMahon and her husband overnight Friday on the north side of Lac La Hache, near the 100 Mile House wildfire.“The orange glow on both sides of us was so surreal and it was growing, growing, growing,” said McMahon, whose home was spared in the fire.“I just lost my mom (in March), and mom always told us: ‘Never go anywhere without everything you need.’ ”She added, wiping away tears. “So we had everything we needed. And thank goodness.”A provincewide state of emergency was declared Friday after about 140 new fires ignited and crews grappled with intense winds. The government said the state of emergency allows it to more easily co-ordinate a response to the crisis.On Saturday, 98 new fires sprang up and existing fires grew in size, Skrepnek said.The four biggest fires ranged in size from about 20 to 44 square kilometres and drove thousands from their homes in the communities of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, 100 Mile House, 105 Mile House, 108 Mile House, 150 Mile House and the Alexis Creek area.Dozens of public parks in the Cariboo and Chilcotin region were closed to the public.The province has been marshalling all the personnel it can to battle the flames, protect property and try to keep people safe.The BC Wildfire Service employs more than 1,000 firefighters and all were either deployed or on days of rest. At least 200 contractors backed them up, while an additional 300 firefighters recruited from other parts of Canada and are expected to arrive on Monday and Tuesday.Despite the crews’ efforts, Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta said a fire burning between Ashcroft and Cache Creek had destroyed dozens of buildings, including at least five houses, 30 trailer park homes and two hangars at a regional airport.B.C. has seen 552 fires to date in 2017, about half of which broke out over the past few days. Skrepnek said the province had spent $46 million fighting wildfires this year as of end-of-day Friday.last_img read more

Duminda Silva granted bail in asset declaration case

The cases were filed at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court in relation to the failure by Silva to declare his assets in March 2013 and March 2014.Silva was not given nominations to contest the Parliamentary election this year by the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA). (Colombo Gazette) Former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva was granted bail today in relation to cases filed against him by the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption.The Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption had filed cases against former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva related to the failure by Silva to declare his assets. read more

Gigabyte X11 carbonfiber laptop is worlds lightest

first_imgGigabyte has unveiled a new 11.6-inch laptop called the X11 today, and the Taiwanese company can make two bold claims about the new machine. The X11 is the first all-carbon-fiber laptop ever released, but more impressively, the X11 is also the lightest laptop in the world.The 11.6-inch MacBook Air weighs a mere 1,080 grams, but the X11 has it beat. It comes in 105 grams lighter at just 975 grams. You really aren’t going to have any issues carrying this laptop around for hours hanging off your shoulder.The Chinese-language Engadget video above gives you an idea of how good the X11 looks as well confirming its weight as a couple of grams below the official 975 gram spec. Inside the components look to be just as impressive, although final hardware configurations have yet to be confirmed.We can expect the X11 to carry one of Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors coupled with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 128GB SSD. Graphics duties will be handled via the HD Graphics 4000 GPU included with the Ivy Bridge chip. The LED backlit display offers up a resolution of 1366 x 768 and sits above a chiclet keyboard and the usual array of ports (USB 2.0 and 3.0, DisplayPort, combo audio jack, and microSD). The X11 will run Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional, and the battery is a 35Wh 4730mAh unit that is expected to be non-removable.The X11 will be on display at Computex next week, with the final models going on sale for between $999 and $1,299 at some point in July.via The Verge, Engadgetlast_img read more