A List of Negativity Tells

first_imgYou project your attitude. You project your deepest beliefs. Even when you don’t think you are doing so, you have “tells” that completely give you away. Your negativity “tells” inform people who you are even when you aren’t aware of what you are projecting.Cynicism is a dangerous form of negativity. When you are a cynic, when you believe that no one can be doing anything for any noble reason, you project that you are negative. It’s a surefire tell.Making snarky comments about other people is a negativity tell.Judging other people is another tell. When you talk about other people, when you judge them, you are practicing negativity. This is never more true than when you do so behind that person’s back.Oh, so you’re a critic. You point out what is wrong with everything and everyone, no matter how insignificant, and no matter how unimportant. That’s your tell. That’s how you identify you’re negative.Assuming bad intentions is a tell. When you believe everyone is acting out of malice, you are involved in a dangerous, happiness-crushing form of negativity. Their intentions are unknown to you, and it’s more likely that are acting from good intentions, and if not, from fear.Being scarcity minded, another sure tell. The infection that makes you believe that there is not enough is negativity, especially in a universe that is abundant. If you focus on there not being enough, then that is surely what you will manifest, even if that manifestation is self-fulfilling negativity.Look, you’re not the Devil’s advocate. You’re just being negative by pointing out anything and everything that might go wrong. If you weren’t negative, you’d be working on how to make ideas work, not shoot them down.In case you don’t know. Now you know. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Budget Cuts Lead to Lab Closures in Australia

first_imgSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—The bad news just keeps coming for Australia’s scientific community. According to an internal planning document obtained by ScienceInsider, the cash-strapped national research body, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), will shutter eight research facilities in the wake of an austerity budget announced by the federal government for 2014 to 2015.The labs slated to close include a horticultural facility in Merbein specializing in wine, table grapes, and citrus fruit; the Aspendale Laboratories near Melbourne, a stronghold of marine and atmospheric research; and the Griffith Laboratory in New South Wales, which specializes in water and irrigation. Industry was not consulted on the closures, which could “rob us of a great resource” and undermine Australian competitiveness, says Anne Mansell of Sunraysia Citrus Growers in Mildura. 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The Directions Statement, released to staff on Wednesday, specifies that the Mopra Telescope will close. But Lewis Ball, chief of CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) program, hopes alternative funding can be found for the 22-meter telescope, which since 2012 has been run by a consortium that includes the University of New South Wales and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. “We’re exploring the possibility that our partners … can pick up the cost of Mopra,” he says. While the partnership agreement runs to 2015, the budget cuts would take effect on 1 July. Research at two of Australia’s other four radio observatories, Parkes and Narrabri, will also be reduced. Ball says CASS is working out details of the reduction and the number of staff members who will lose their jobs. He affirms that CSIRO intends to meet its obligations over the next 2 years to the $2.5 billion international Square Kilometre Array, the world’s largest radio telescope, and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder instrument.Other CSIRO facilities on the chopping block, according to the Directions Statement, are a Queensland site housing the Australian e-Health Research Centre; Victoria’s Highett Laboratories, home to advanced processing, materials and infrastructure research, and sustainable ecosystems; and the Victorian Science Education Centre. Arding livestock field station in New South Wales will be sold. Three facilities in Canberra that house ecosystems scientists and administrators will close, as will one near Melbourne that specializes in fiber science and engineering. It is unclear which staff members will be redeployed and which will lose their jobs.Ian Chubb, Australia’s chief scientist, fears that the budget blow will erode the nation’s scientific capacity and international reputation. “We can regret the cuts and sympathize with the people most directly affected, but we have to get a strategic approach to science,” says Chubb, who acknowledges that Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government did not seek his advice on the budget. Even some members of Abbott’s conservative Liberal Party are questioning the wisdom of the CSIRO cuts and, more broadly, the diminished funding for science. Dennis Jensen, an engineer and member of Parliament, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday: “I’m worried about the future of science, quite frankly.”last_img read more

Joel Embiid unstoppable as 76ers finally beat Celtics

first_imgMOST READ Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View comments Jazz hardly sweat against Knicks for 5th straight rout Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Turnovers had been an Achilles’ heel for the 76ers in the three losses to the Celtics this season, averaging 16.3 miscues in those games. But Philadelphia turned it over just eight times on Wednesday night.TIP-INSBoston: Hayward missed his second straight game. … Aron Baynes injured his left ankle with 5:07 left in the first half and didn’t return. … The Celtics dropped to 17-18 on the road. … Smart exited with three points.Philadelphia: JJ Redick had 17 points and Simmons scored 13. … The 76ers improved to 29-9 at home. They have 10 games left in the regular season.UP NEXTCeltics: At the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.76ers: At the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Google Philippines names new country director Irving scored 36 points, but the 76ers finally broke their hex against Boston.The host Celtics took the season opener 105-87, won a nationally televised Christmas game 121-114 in overtime also in Boston and earned a 112-109 win in Philadelphia on Feb. 12. Embiid was fined $25,000 after the latest loss for criticizing officials.Boston also eliminated the 76ers from the playoffs last season, and Brown acknowledged prior to Wednesday’s game that it was important for Philadelphia psychologically to defeat Boston.“It was good to get this win,” Embiid said. “It was a great step to what we’re trying to do here. We’ve been losing a lot to them. I knew that I had to come out and be extra physical and set the tone.”NOT SMART PLAYThe Celtics acknowledged that losing Smart was a big blow.“He took responsibility,” Irving said. “He knows how much of a big piece he is. We need him out there.”The Celtics already were short-handed without Gordon Hayward (concussion) and Aron Baynes (left ankle).“I’m disappointed in Marcus,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “We need him to be in the game.”SMART PLAY A motivated Embiid scored the next eight points to help Philadelphia trim a 69-58 halftime deficit.“Stuff like that gets me going, gets the crowd going,” Embiid said. “Obviously, I was frustrated because it was a cheap shot. I didn’t see it coming.”The 76ers, who trailed by 15 in the first half, continued to chip away at the Boston lead. The game remained tight throughout the fourth quarter and was tied at 113 with a minute left before Ben Simmons converted a three-point play. He banked in a shot with his right hand and got fouled by Marcus Morris, hitting the free throw to make it 116-113 with 40.8 seconds to go.Embiid then rejected a driving Irving on the Celtics’ ensuing possession, and Butler sealed it with a long jumper from the wing with 4.7 ticks remaining.“I thought I had him beat,” Irving said. “Clean block. Great play.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Tobias Harris added 21 points for the 76ers, who avoided a season sweep by the Celtics. Philadelphia (47-25) holds the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race, three games ahead of idle Indiana and four in front of fifth-place Boston.“He was very, very dominant tonight,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said of Embiid. “He showed in many ways how much it means to him, and I respect his tenacity.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsA turning point came early in the second half when tempers flared.Smart took objection to Embiid sticking his left elbow out as Smart ran past the Philadelphia center on defense. With Embiid’s back turned, Smart gave Embiid a two-handed shove that sent him sprawling toward the sideline. An enraged Embiid got up and went after Smart. Both players were restrained, and no punches were thrown. After an officials’ review, Smart was ejected for a Flagrant 2 foul. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) dunks as Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, Marcus Morris and Al Horford, from left, watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 118-115. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Boston’s recent dominance of the Philadelphia 76ers has been frustrating for Joel Embiid. So when Marcus Smart angrily shoved the star big man to the ground, Embiid had finally had enough.Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics 118-115 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo fit and ready to fire Real Madrid to more European glory

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo says he will be “100 percent” in Saturday’s Champions League final as he attempts to fire Real Madrid to a record-extending 11th European Cup and further torment their city rivals, Atletico. (Ronaldo declares himself fit for Champions League final)The prolific Portuguese set alarm bells ringing on Tuesday when he ended training prematurely with a knock but was fit to train again the following day.Although Ronaldo scored the final goal in Real’s 4-1 extra-time win over Atletico in the 2014 final in Lisbon, he has admitted he was far from at his best due to a hamstring problem and is determined to put in a better performance at Milan’s San Siro on Saturday.”Cristiano always appears in the games that matter. I’ll be at 100 per cent. On Saturday, I’ll be in better form than I was in Lisbon,” Ronaldo told Spanish television channel La Sexta.”In Lisbon, my hamstring was hurting me. It was pretty bad. It was terrible because you know that in certain moments you could give more but you can’t because your body doesn’t respond.”Ronaldo has scored – and been on the winning side – in both the Champions League finals he has played in, having also won in 2008 with Manchester United. (Ronaldo remains Portugal’s talisman at Euro 2016)He is top scorer in this season’s tournament with 16 goals and is one strike away from equalling the record tally of 17 he set in 2013/14.Real’s all-time top scorer also gave the club a lift before the final by declaring he wants to stay at Real for the long term.advertisement”Real Madrid would be making a smart decision if they offered me a new contract,” he added.Zinedine Zidane’s men are without defenders Raphael Varane and Alvaro Arbeloa for the game, while Atletico have a clean bill of health.It’s a far cry from the dishevelled state in which Diego Simeone’s team arrived at the 2014 final, when they struggled with fitness after a long season and suffered key injuries.On their way to that Madrid showdown Atletico won 1-0 at the San Siro. Real, on the other hand, have never won a competitive game at the stadium in 13 attempts.Defender Diego Godin says Atletico are in better shape than last time around, and thinks his side’s team ethic, instilled into them by the charismatic Simeone, could prove key to winning their first European Cup.Godin told Uefa.com: ??Our big secret is the effort the team puts in. The way the whole team works to help the defence is incredible.”The forwards Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann or Yannick Carrasco are always with us, defending in our box.”That shows how committed we are as a team, and how much we believe in our style of play.??last_img read more

Mourinho’s ‘deluxe Burnley’ won’t ever be a match for City

first_imgThis was a derby, yes, but it felt more of the FC Bayern vs 1860 Munchen variety rather than the evenly-contested Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate.Manchester United find themselves 12 points behind Manchester City after 12 games following Sunday’s 3-1 defeat. You would be tempted to say that the Premier League title is out of reach, but it would be like saying the Premier League title is out of reach for Bournemouth or Watford – the two teams alongside United who have earned 20 points. Of course the title is out of reach.But that’s hardly the most pressing issue around Old Trafford right now. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! They have watched City zoom by since Pep Guardiola arrived and that reflects badly on the club as a whole, and Jose Mourinho in particular.Both arrived in the same summer and the contrast is stark.Not only in terms of achievements, where Pep has won the title and Mourinho hasn’t, but also in how they contest their matches.Pep had some problems in his first season acclimatising to English football but he never once wavered from his principles.He surmounted a difficult first transfer campaign and largely did his best with what was available to him. That was a mish-mash of players already on the books and a few brought in of his own accord.Mourinho had a better window in 2016 when he got four players and declared himself happy with his lot. Of those recruits, Paul Pogba endures in the first team, Eric Bailly appears to be Mourinho’s latest persona non grata while Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are long forgotten.Pep Guardiola, Jose MourinhoThere may have been a Europa League title and a Carabao Cup at the end of that season but those trophies – for a club like United – should be milestones on the way to bigger and more important titles.Worryingly, they remain the high point.Guardiola has had his transfer duds – Claudio Bravo and Nolito stand out from that first summer – but there has always been a style for City recruits to fit.Pep won’t change and it’s up to the players to show that they are technically and psychologically up for it.That idea is true too for Mourinho and we are finally beginning to see what the United style will be going forward.It is not going to be the kind of style to get people on the edge of their seats. It’s going to be resistive and reactive. It’s going to rely on clean sheets and set-pieces. Beyond that there is not much and the limitations of having Mourinho in charge are exposed most starkly when he is up against Pep.They have had their teams for the same length of time and it’s not like Mourinho is working under major financial constraints. It is fair to compare them. United were the champions when Sir Alex Ferguson left, City were not.The time since then has seen the football hierarchy upended in Manchester and there is simply no way that it is going to be any kind of contest between them so long as these two managers are in charge.”I can imagine when it was 2-1 to bring a fresh Fellaini, I think they would be in big, big trouble,” Mourinho said after the game.He was in effect ruing the fact that he couldn’t replace Marouane Fellaini with Marouane Fellaini.”United can’t keep playing like this” – @krisvoakes looks back at the Red Devils 3-1 loss to rivals Manchester City. pic.twitter.com/kIqHyOHbyK — Goal (@goal) November 11, 2018 If any one sentence could sum up United under Mourinho it would be that one.This is not intended to reflect badly on Fellaini. He was United’s most productive player on Sunday and has excelled for many managers in many systems including Mourinho, Louis van Gaal and Roberto Martinez.But it’s obvious what Jose likes about the Belgian and it’s not his technical qualities. He likes his size, his awkwardness in the challenge and his aptitude for disruption in the opposition box. He wanted to instigate that chaotic kind of game late on against City but because Fellaini had to start he was robbed of that option.Fellaini was the first signing of the post-Ferguson era. Many United fans resent his presence in their team and some have even booed him. They don’t like the fact that their team could use a player like Fellaini but here we are.Mourinho’s preferred solution to his problems is the player many see as emblematic of the rot that has set in at United.There has been little or no effort on his part to overhaul the playing style in a positive sense. The good performances he has drawn out of Anthony Martial recently are to be commended but it’s not because the Frenchman is excelling in any planned attacking system. He’s striking the ball confidently because he’s scoring goals off the cuff. He’s not been given the platform; he’s built it himself.City on the other hand attack like an NBA team. One player takes the ball to the edge of the area and probes – left to right and back again – until the time is right to take the most economical shot at the target.Meanwhile United can’t get their attackers consistently into the game. First and foremost there aren’t enough of them. Martial and Marcus Rashford were their only two nominated forwards in the game against City with the rest of the XI chosen to keep a clean sheet.Nemanja Matic Manchester City vs Manchester United Premier League 2018-19Romelu Lukaku won a penalty when he came on but barely featured in the half an hour or so that he played. He touched the ball nine times from minute 57 to minute 93. Alexis Sanchez appeared in minute 72 and completed one pass between then and the end of the game.That’s not because those two are bad players. It’s because Mourinho has no effective game plan for supplying his forwards. There is nothing beyond keeping it tight and hoping for a free-kick or corner. They are a deluxe Burnley.Phil Foden came on in minute 92 of 93 and hit seven passes. He had more of the ball in that one minute than Lukaku and Sanchez had in their combined 57.Maybe the trends will turn back and defence will again be king. But right now the trends are favouring attacking football. That’s how the best teams are playing; asking for plenty of the ball, creating bucket loads of chances and keeping the game, for the most part, as deep as possible in the opposition half.The very antithesis, in other words, of what Mourinho is doing at United.Some of his best teams have played like this and succeeded. There was Porto, Chelsea and Inter and, for a time, Real Madrid. Mourinho created a cult of personality and you got the impression that some of his guys would die out there for him.It was quite often enough to get them over the line and guarantee titles. But that’s all gone now and Mourinho has been surpassed.Ferguson used to rely on the likes of Rene Meulensteen and Carlos Queiroz to take care of the tactical stuff while he got on with man-management. It was a good blend.Mourinho, in the absence of Rui Faria, is trying to take care of both things himself. The recent comebacks against Newcastle, Juventus and Bournemouth hinted that there is fight in this United squad but’s it not enough.A system designed with clean sheets as a priority cannot function if the team keeps falling behind. A defensive team cannot be conceding so many goals. A manager like Mourinho has got to be able to convince people that the best is yet to come. Right now he’s failing.last_img read more

IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders look to start home run with a win against Kings XI Punjab

first_imgSans the services of big-hitting Australian batsman Chris Lynn, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will hope fit-again Umesh Yadav can deliver when they take on high-flying Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) engagement at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.Lynn, who has set the pace as far as accumulating runs is concerned, is down with a shoulder injury which might see him not take any further part in the T20 league.The KKR management has said its medical team would need a few days to establish Lynn’s availability for the rest of the tournament.The Queenslander fell awkwardly while trying to take a Jos Buttler catch against Mumbai Indians in his side’s last outing.The latest injury was the third time Lynn had done the same shoulder in the last two years.WATCH: All you need to know about Indian Premier League centurionsSince he was asked to join captain Gautam Gambhir in opening the batting, the 27-year-old struck a 41-ball 93 to help KKR win by 10 wickets against Gujarat Lions in Rajkot. In the side’s next game, Lynn looked menacing for his 24-ball 32.Against Kings XI, who will come into the game on the back of two victories, it goes without saying that Lynn will be missed.UMESH, SHAKIB LIKELY TO RETURNThe good news for the home team is the availability of in-form Umesh.The India pacer missed the first two KKR matches due to right hip and lower back soreness after a gruelling home season where he played 12 of the 13 Tests.advertisementUmesh was the pick of the quick bowlers in the recently concluded India-Australia series, scalping 17 wickets in eight innings.The 29-year-old Nagpur boy has been working up some serious pace lately and on a wicket that is expected to offer a lot of pace and bounce, Umesh’s addition might make the difference.KKR threw away their previous encounter against Mumbai and at the forefront was poor death bowling.Failing to defend 60 runs off 23 balls, the likes of pace spearhead Trent Boult and young Ankit Rajpoot bled runs in the final three overs.Rajpoot is likely to make way for Umesh in the side while seasoned Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will replace Lynn in the first XI.Coming to Punjab, last season’s wooden spooners in the league standings seem to have found their mojo early on this time.Although chasing down modest totals in both their matches (164 against Rising Pune Supergiant and 149 against Royal Challengers Bangalore), the form of South African opener Hashim Amla — who scored a crafty 58 in their last game — captain Glenn Maxwell and David Miller are enough to worry their rivals.Though the slam-bang nature of T20 cricket makes drawing inference from history as risky as predicting the London weather, record shows Kings XI don’t have a good record either at the Eden or opposite KKR.The visitors have just won twice here, with their last win coming way back on April 15, 2012. Overall, they have finished on top in just six games, with KKR winning the remaining 13.The squads:KKR: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Lynn, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Trent Boult, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rovman Powell, R Sanjay Yadav, Ishank Jaggi, Darren Bravo, Sayan Ghosh, Colin de GrandhommeKings XI: Glenn Maxwell (captain), Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha, Nikhil Naik, Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pardeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Hashim Amla, Varun Aaron, Eoin Morgan, Matt Henry, Rahul Tewatia, Martin Guptill, Darren Sammy, Rinku Singh, T Natarajanlast_img read more

IPL 2017, KXIP vs MI Highlights: Hashim Amla 104* in vain as Punjab leak 199 in 15.3 overs

first_imgThis is how the Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets in Indore: MUMBAI INDIANS INNINGS:23.23 IST: However, the keeper-batsman departed but that didn’t help the hosts’ cause as it made way for the most consistent Nitish Rana. The current Orange Cap holder quickly got into the mix and took the chase forward. He smashed 7 maximums and not a single boundary, that’s something spectacular. Buttler and he added another 85-run stand and both scored their respective fifties to almost seal the deal before the Englishman got out. Hardik Pandya and Rana then finished it off for Mumbai with utmost ease. Much to everyone’s surprise, the required run rate never came into the picture and in fact, a miraculous chase from Rohit’s men has now put them on top of the points table. Simply outstanding! None of the Punjab bowlers were let go. All of them suffered a monstrous hammering and that will come haunting to them quite for sometime. 23.12 IST: That got over at the blink of an eye, ain’t it? Agreed, Mumbai had firepower in their batting line-up but to be honest nobody would have thought that they will make a mockery of this run chase. Chasing a humongous target of 199, as expected Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler got them off to a blazing start. Together they threaded 81 off 35 balls and set the tone right there.The perfect launching pad, the perfect start served up by Jos Buttler! #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/uPJzCvrLX0- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201723.08 IST: SIX! MUMBAI WIN BY 8 WICKETS WITH 27 BALLS TO SPARE! What a performance this from the visitors! Coming to the ball, it was a short ball around leg, Rana goes back and hooks it through backward square leg for a maximum. Think Mumbai have a flight to catch tonight. They have finished this chase in no time!  Buttler 77, Rana 63*, Stoinis 1/28advertisement5 consecutive wins and on top of the #IPL table! #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/nmyxM4t6dc- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201723.07 IST: Mohit to continue.23.05 IST: It’s time for the strategic time-out.23.04 IST: 15 gone. MI 191/2. Still need 8 runs to win. Rana 54*, Hardik 15* 23.03 IST: FOUR! Oh poor Ishant has leaked 21 runs off his last over! A low full toss again, Pandya drives it down the ground. Gurkeerat Singh Mann runs across from long on to stop it but fails. 14 off the last three balls for Hardik Pandya.23.02 IST: FOUR! And again! Sharma bowls a full toss, outside off, Pandya lofts it over mid off. The fielder there gives a chase only to come second.23.01 IST: SIX! How has he hit that? Outstanding! Good length delivery in the line of the stumps, Pandya stands in his crease and slap-pulls it over long on for a biggie. Jonty Rhodes has loved that shot and is applauding it.23.00 IST: SIX! Rana brings up his 50 with a maximum and he now has the ‘Orange Cap’. His 4th fifty this season.There is no stopping RANA! It’s raining fifties for him, his third in this season. #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/0brXgTrWsr- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201722.58 IST: 14 overs gone. MI 170/2. Still need 29 runs to win. Rana 47*, Hardik 1* 22.54 IST: Hardik Pandya comes out to bat.Our FINISHER is here!@hardikpandya7 will fancy getting to the target ASAP. #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201722.53 IST: OUT! Mohit strikes… but a tad too late? Bowls a slower and fuller ball, outside off, Buttler tries to go over long off. But he mistimes it, the ball goes high in the air. Maxwell runs behind from mid off and pouches the catch safely. Buttler is disappointed, he had a chance to get a century here. Anyways he walks off to a good applause. KXIP 166/2. Still need 33 runs to win. Rana 45*WICKET!!!! A small bit of hope? Buttler is caught at mid-off by #GlennMaxwell off Mohit Sharm’a bowling.MI 166/2 off 13.1 overs.#KXIPvMI- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 20, 201722.53 IST: Mohit Sharma back on.22.52 IST: 13 gone. KXIP 166/1. Still need 33 runs to win. Buttler 77*, Rana 45*22.50 IST: SIX! Shortish and around middle, Buttler waits for the ball and pulls it over mid-wicket to score the second maximum of the over. He wants to finish this early.22.49 IST: SIX! Shot of the match for me! Sandeep bowls a low full toss, outside off, Buttler gets under the ball and just slams it flat over the covers for a biggie.22.47 IST: Sandeep Sharma back on.22.46 IST: 12 overs gone. MI 150/1. Still need 49 runs to win. Buttler 63*, Rana 44*49 needed off 48 balls!Very soon, the number of runs required will be fewer than the number of balls.  #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MIadvertisement- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201722.44 IST: SIX! A poor ball! Short and around leg, asking to be punished. Rana goes back and smacks it over long on for a maximum. Replays show that he attempted a leg break, but the execution was far from perfect.22.44 IST: SIX! Mumbai are attacking all the first balls of the over! Tossed up delivery around middle, Rana gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a biggie.22.44 IST: Swapnil continues.22.43 IST: 11 overs gone. MI 134/1. Still need 65 runs to win. Buttler 62*, Rana 29*22.40 IST: Fifty partnership between the two.22.40 IST: SIX! Welcome back, Ishant Sharma says Nitish Rana. Sharma hurls a length ball, outside off, Rana kneels and whacks the ball over mid off for a maximum. Maxwell seems disappointed with that delivery from Ishant.Somebody said that Rana hasn’t been scoring well outside off. How about that shot, over long off for 6?! #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201722.39 IST: Ishant back on.22.37 IST: Half-way through the innings. KXIP 123/1 after 10 overs. Still need 76 runs to win. Buttler 60*, Rana 19*76  needed off 60 balls!The first ten overs were sensational for us. #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201722.36 IST: Swapnil Singh into the attack.22.35 IST: Nine overs gone. MI 117/1. Still need 82 runs to win. Buttler 57*, Rana 17*22.33 IST: SIX! That’s smoked! Jos the Boss! Axar after going flat, opts for a seam up delivery. It hardly matters to Buttler as he camps back and pulls it with authority over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. Into the crowd she goes!22.31 IST: That’s a fifty for Buttler.  BOOM!!! 50 up for @josbuttler! #LikeAJos  #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/hKkWC88Mr4- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201722.31 IST: Axar to continue.22.30 IST: Eight overs gone. MI 101/1. Still need 98 runs to win. Buttler 49*, Rana 10*22.29 IST: FOUR! 100 up for Mumbai and that too in no time! Slower full ball outside off, Buttler backs away and it seemed like he sliced it over extra cover. It doesn’t matter as fetches himself another boundary.22.27 IST: SIX! That’s handsomely done! Short of a length delivery on middle and leg, Rana crouches a bit and pulls it over fine leg. That’s into the second tier. He’s arrived, Nitish Rana, the leading run-scorer for Mumbai!22.24 IST: Seven overs gone. MI 87/1. Still need 112 runs to win. Buttler 43*, Rana 2* 22.22 IST: Axar into the attack.22.20 IST: OUT! Stoinis removes Parthiv for 37. A much-needed breakthrough for the hosts! Stoinis bowls a slower one wide outside off, at 105 kph. Parthiv Patel initially moved leg side to slap it, then feels he’s too far. Tries to reach out and ends up mistiming it towards mid off. Glenn Maxwell stationed there takes it calmly. Parthiv Patel departs but he’s done his job. Now can the hosts capitalize on the breakthrough? MI 81/1 in 5.5 overs, chasing 199. Nitish Rana is the new man in. Mumbai need 118 off 85 balls.22.17 IST: FOUR! 10 off the first two balls! Shortish outside off, Parthiv Patel slaps it through cover-point for a boundary. He’s in superb mood tonight!advertisement22.17 IST: SIX! Parthiv welcomes Stoinis into the attack! Back of a length ball, comes nicely off the deck. PP stands put, swivels a touch and pulls it firmly in front of square on the leg side for a biggie. That’s dispatched from the sight I reckon!22.16 IST: Marcus Stoinis comes on!22.15 IST: FOUR! 17 off the over! Slower full ball, dipping in on middle. Buttler stays put and crashes it through wide of mid off for another boundary. He’s nailed it! MI 68/0 in 5 overs22.14 IST: FOUR! That’s too easy for Jos! Mohit drifts one on the pads and Buttler just helps it past the short fine leg fielder;s right side. They keep coming for the visitors!22.12 IST: FOUR! Crunched! Good length delivery on off, it’s the slower one at 105 kph, Jos Buttler reads it. He backs away a bit and thumps it past extra cover for a boundary.22.11 IST: FOUR! What-a-shot! Runs keep coming for Mumbai! Mohit bangs in a short ball outside off, Parthiv Patel waits for it, keeps his bat skywards and plays a perfect ramp shot over Saha for a boundary. That’s the start you need when you chase a big score.22.10 IST: Mohit Sharma comes into the attack.22.10 IST: FOUR! Easy peasy for PP! On the pads and all Patel had to do was to get a bit of wood on it. He deflects it off the pads and the ball races away to the fine leg fence for a boundary.22.07 IST: FOUR! A blow to Miller! That was scary! But he looks fine, thank god! Good length ball on off, Buttler makes room and bashes it towards extra cover. Miller there tries to take a reverse cup catch. But his hands were near his face and he miss-judged the ball completely. The ball hits his on the head and rolls further towards the fence for a boundary.22.05 IST: SIX! Parthiv Patel into the mix now! Good length delivery on the pads, Patel just helps it over backward square leg for a biggie. Beauty pick up shot, that!22.04 IST: SIX! Over the fence! Even before the bowler delivered, Buttler moved leg side. Sandeep tries to bowl a yorker but ends up bowling a full toss outside off. Buttler still takes it on and dismisses it over extra cover for half a dozen. Not an easy shot to play, that! MI 34/0 in 3 overs22.02 IST: FOUR! Smashed! Fuller in length on middle, Buttler makes room and drives it brutally past a diving mid off fielder for a boundary.21.59 IST: FOUR! Up and over! Touch fuller around off, width is there and the little man can’t resist. He drives it on the up, was in the air for a while but goes over covers. First boundary for Parthiv! MI 21/0 in 2 overs21.56 IST: FOUR! Through the gap! Good length ball on middle and off, Buttler opens the face of the bat and steers it between cover and point for a boundary.21.55 IST: SIX! Easy pickings! Angles in a length ball on middle, Buttler walks down the track and with his lovely wrists just whips it over mid-wicket for half a dozen. Ahh, what a hit to end the over!21.53 IST: Welcome back for the run chase! Expect Mumbai to attack from the word go. Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel are out in the middle. Punjab to begin with Sandeep Sharma first up. A slip in place for him. Let’s play…21.48 IST: There was just no stopping as the men from Punjab were in some berserk mood tonight. The assault never stopped and this will hurt the Mumbai bowlers who had a really tough outing in Indore. Malinga and McClenaghan combined gave 104 runs in their 8 overs, they got wickets but it was mainly in the quest of batsmen going for runs. Harbhajan Singh was under bowled don’t why. The visitors have got the batting power which is needed but will they come to the fore tonight? Or will the hosts continue to rule the roost at this very venue? Stay with us to find out…21.44 IST: Mumbai will need plenty of rocking when they come to bat.#MIcam – Indore is rocking #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/nAn0yipLqV- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201721.39 IST: Phew! Punjab have roared back in style and all thanks to Hashim Amla. The South African was being questioned regarding his form but now after this innings not any individual will point out finger at him. He started the innings with a bang and managed to stay till the end to rack up almost 200 on the board.We’ve got an uphill task ahead of us, but we’ve also got the batting line-up to get the win!#KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/3otx0Ox75d- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201721.35 IST: KXIP 198/4 from 20 overs. Amla 104*, Maxwell 40. McClenaghan 2/46. Mumbai need 199 runs to continue their winning run. 21.32 IST: SIX! Hashim Amla, you beauty! Gets to his milestone in some style! Short delivery around off, Amla stands tall and pulls it over square leg for half a dozen. He hugs Axar Patel and off comes the helmet to celebrate the century.Take a bow @amlahash! What an innings! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvMI pic.twitter.com/KWIN9MjJO6- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 20, 201721.31 IST: SIX! Top edged! But Amla deserves all of these runs. He has been top class today! Back of a length ball around off, Amla tries to pull it but only manages a top edge. The ball goes over the keeper for a maximum. He is only one hit away from a hundred now.21.31 IST: Malinga  to bowl the last  one.21.30 IST: 19 done. KXIP 180/4. Amla 90*, Axar 1*21.28 IST: FOUR! Cheeky! Fuller delivery, on the stumps, Amla shuffles across and scoops it through the short fine leg region for a boundary.21:27 IST: Fine bouncer. Gets away with that one. Nothing free in that Free Hit!He went the opposite! Bumrah bowls a bouncer. #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201721.27 IST: No ball! These extras will haunt Mumbai in the chase later on! Fuller delivery around off, Amla flicks it behind square for a couple. Bumrah has overstepped again and will have to bowl this ball again.21.26 IST: Bumrah back on for Mumbai.21.25 IST: 18 overs gone. KXIP 170/4. Amla 83*, Axar 0*21.24 IST: FOUR! Back of a length delivery, outside off, Amla slices it over the third man area for a boundary.21.22 IST: Axar Patel walks out in the middle.21.21 IST: OUT! Mitchell McClenaghan has something to celebrate. Gotta praise Rohit Sharma to bring back the Kiwi back into the attack after he went for 28 runs off his over. That must have been given him confidence. Coming to the ball, it was a length ball on the stumps, Stoinis tries to clear Indore but mistimes it completely. The ball goes high up in the air and Pollard gets under it at long on, after running ahead a bit, and takes it. He makes those these catches look ridiculously easy. But believe me, they are not! KXIP 166/4 from 17.2 overs. Amla 79*OUTTT!!! @Mitch_Savage gets his second wicket of the night and sends Stoinis packing! #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/cF7pJCXH9d- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201721.21 IST: McClenaghan back on for Mumbai.21.20 IST: 17 overs gone. KXIP 165/3. Amla 79*, Stoinis 1*21.18 IST: Marcus Stoinis comes out to bat for Punjab.21.17 IST: OUT! OUT! Bumrah breaks the partnership! A length delivery on the sticks, Maxwell tries to slog it across the line only to connect thin air. The ball kisses his pads and goes onto disturb the bails. Maxwell is annoyed with himself to play that shot. But it has been a hell of a knock, really! The umpires go upstairs to check the no ball but Bumrah was fine there. KXIP 163/3 after 16.3 overs. Amla 78*OUT! Much needed breakthrough!That ball gripped the surface and beat Maxwell all ends up. #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/86WEW3suwo- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201721.16 IST: Bumrah back on for Mumbai.21.13 IST: FOUR! Malinga bowls it short and around leg, Amla swivels across and pulls it through fine leg for another boundary. 22 runs off the over. Maxwell and Amla are playing a competition among themselves here. KXIP 161/2 after 16 overs. Amla 77*, Maxwell 40*22 runs from that over, #GlennMaxwell and @amlahash playing some really good cricket!#KXIPvMI #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 20, 201721.12 IST: FOUR! Classy shot! Malinga pitches it full and on the sticks, Amla gets under the white object and orders it go down the ground for a boundary.21.11 IST: SIX! Last over Maxwell took the attack to McClenaghan and now Amla is repeating the same against Malinga. On a length and outside off, Amla just slices it over point for a maximum. There was a deep fielder present there but he watches the ball sail over him.21.09 IST: SIX! Amla is showing his captain that even he can hit those out of the ground! Slower and full, outside off, Amla clears his front leg waits for the ball and whacks it over long off for a huge, huge six! Rohit Sharma hangs his head down. 97 meters that one.21.08 IST: Malinga back on for Mumbai.21.06 IST: Time out taken! Glenn Maxwell has arrived! Leave everything you are doing and just watch him hit the ball. Mumbai would need to come out with a plan to dismiss the danger Maxi! If all all they don’t, expect a big score to be posted by the home side. Enthralling final 5 overs of the first innings is coming your way…21.04 IST: SIX! He’s taken full advantage of the Free Hit! McClenaghan bowls a full toss on the pads, as easy as it gets, Maxwell flicks it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Lots of worried faces in the Mumbai dug out. KXIP 139/2 in 15 overs21.03 IST: FOUR AND A NO BALL! McClenaghan tries to bowl a yorker but ends up bowling a full toss outside off, Maxwell just smacks it over point for another boundary. He is in the zone. To add to Mumbai’s woes, it is a no ball, he has overstepped.21.02 IST: FOUR! You bowl it full, short or anything, Maxwell will put those away. He is looking in that kind of form. McClenaghan bowls it short and outside off, Maxwell stays in his crease and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.21.01 IST: SIX! And again, Mitchell McClenaghan is bowling in Maxwell’s spot. Full and around off, Maxwell goes back and lofts it over mid off for half a dozen.21.00 IST: SIX! Wow that is amazing! Fuller delivery on the sticks, Maxwell gets right under the ball and smashes it over long on for a biggie. Maxwell is hitting these cleanly. This is a worry for Mumbai.20.59 IST: Mitchell McClenaghan comes back.20.57 IST: FOUR! This time he has played it well. Back of a length delivery, outside off, Maxwell goes back and slashes it over point for another boundary.20.56 IST: FOUR! Lucky runs! Bumrah bangs this short and in the line of the middle stumps, Maxwell tries to pull it but top edges it over the keeper for a boundary. Can’t keep a fielder for shots like these, can you?20.56 IST: What has happened there?! Bumrah starts with a bouncer and Maxwell tries to sway out of its way but fails to get his bat down in time. The ball hits his bat and then crashes into his helmet. The white object goes towards mid-wicket and Harbhajan hurls a throw at striker’s end seeing that Maxwell was not aware where the ball is. But he misses. Singh goes onto ask Glenn whether he is fine. Nice to see that.20.55 IST: Jasprit Bumrah is back on!20.54 IST: 13 overs gone. KXIP 100/2. Amla 56*, Maxwell 2*20.54 IST: What is Hardik doing?  #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/DiZ9gNiLab- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201720.53 IST: FOUR! Floats this one outside off, Amla just wrists it through point and Harbhajan Singh runs to his left but is nowhere near the ball. The cover-point fielder does give it a chase but to no avail. Boundary for Hashim Amla!20.52 IST: Krunal to continue.20.51 IST: 12 overs gone. KXIP 91/2. Amla 50*, Maxwell 1*20.50 IST: Fifty For Amla off 34 balls. His third IPL fifty.20.50 IST: FOUR! This shot from Amla oozed class! It went off the middle. Malinga pitches this full and on the sticks, Amla brings his willow down in time and dispatches the ball over Malinga’s head for a boundary. It was so straight that both long off and long on had no chance to cut it off. 20.48 IST: FOUR! Sheer class! Full and outside off, Amla stays in his crease and just carves it point over a boundary. Amla is looking dangerous here, the visitors should try to dismiss him soon.20.47 IST: Lasith Malinga back on.20.46 IST: Glenn Maxwell walks out to bat.20.45 IST: OUT! Bowled him! Pandya bowls this quicker and on the sticks, Saha dances down the ground eyeing a big shot. But the ball stays low and he misses it completely. The ball goes onto crash his stumps. The no. 3 ploy hasn’t worked for Punjab yet again. A timely wicket for Mumbai since this partnership was looking threatening. KXIP 80/2 after 11 overs. Amla 40*20.43 IST: SIX! Excellent timing! Flights this delivery on the sticks, Amla comes down the track and just sends the ball over the bowler’s head for a biggie.20.42 IST: Krunal to continue.20.42 IST: Half-way through the innings. KXIP 69/1 from 10 overs. Amla 32*, Saha 9* 20.41 IST: Lovely stop, that! Bumrah starts off with a back of a length ball outside off, Amla cuts it behind point. It seems like it will run away to the fence but Mitchell McClenaghan comes sprinting to his right and makes an excellent stop to save two for his side.20.39 IST: Jasprit Bumrah into the attack.Bumrah comes on to bowl his first over! Can he mix his pace and bamboozle the Kings XI batsmen? #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201720.38 IST: Nine overs gone. KXIP 61/1. Amla 29*, Saha 6*Saha was trying to go after Krunal, but the bowling by the elder Pandya has been spot on. #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201720.36 IST: Krunal to continue.20.32 IST: Eight overs gone and it’s time for the strategic time-out. KXIP 58/1. Amla 27*, Saha 4*6 more runs off that over as the Strategic Timeout is taken.58/1 off 8 overs.#KXIPvMI #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 20, 201720.31 IST: Harbhajan back on.20.30 IST: Six runs off the over. KXIP 52/1 after seven overs. Amla 23*, Saha 2*20.28 IST: Krunal Pandya introduced into the attack.20.27 IST: End of the powerplay. KXIP 46/1 from six overs. Amla 19*, Saha 0*20.27 IST: Wriddhiman Saha walks out to bat.20.25 IST: OUT! Gone this time! A soft dismissal! But a much-needed one for Mumbai! McClenaghan angles in a full length delivery on middle, Shaun Marsh looks to flick but it goes off the inner half of the bat and lobs straight to Pollard at mid-wicket who gobbles a dolly. Replays show the bat turned in his hands and that led to his demise. Marsh departs for 26. KXIP 46/1 from 5.5 overs. Amla 19*And @Mitch_Savage does! Mitch draws a false shot off Marsh. #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/uTNMg9NbjW- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201720.24 IST: FOUR! Marsh smacked it.20.22 IST: Good stop, Krunal! Shortish length ball outside off, Amla punches it on the up past Nitish Rana at point. Krunal Pandya in the deep comes running to his left and stops just inside the rope. The umpire still checks it if Pandya’s back leg made contact with the rope when he had the ball in his hand. He doesn’t and they stick to a couple.20.22 IST: McClenaghan is back on.20.21 IST: FUN FACT!Fun fact! Tonight’s game features -4? Sharmas3? Singhs2? Patels2? Pandyas#KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201720.20 IST: Five overs gone. KXIP 39/0. Marsh 22*, Amla 16*20.19 IST: Spirit of cricket.#LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvMI pic.twitter.com/MO5uBKCN59- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 20, 201720.18 IST: SIX! Oh, shot! Where did that come from! Malinga hurls a length ball on middle, Amla stays rooted inside the crease and flat-bats it over long on for half a dozen. That’s will make Malinga think now.20.17 IST: Lasith Malinga back into the attack.20.16 IST: Four overs gone. KXIP 32/0. Marsh 22*, Amla 9* 20.15 IST: FOUR! What a shot that is! Harbhajan Singh serves it flat and outside off, Marsh was leg side but still manages to reach out and hit it so hard. It’s through the gap between cover and point for another boundary. Shaun Marsh looking in good touch.20.14 IST: Harbhajan Singh into the attack.20.13 IST: 11 runs off the over. KXIP 26/0 after three overs. Marsh 17*, Amla 8*20.12 IST: FOUR! This is even better! Hardik once again offers width outside off and Shaun Marsh doesn’t miss out. He stays put and flays it between cover and point for back-to-back boundaries.20.10 IST: FOUR! Up and over! Short of a length delivery outside off, Shaun Marsh gets on top of it and cuts it well over the man at point for a boundary.20.09 IST: Hardik to continue.20.09 IST: Meanwhile, Nitish Rana is off the field to get some medical attention.20.08 IST: End of the second over. KXIP 15/0. Amla 8*, Marsh 7*20.07 IST: FOUR! Amla lifts one over point for a boundary.20.06 IST: Run out chance…missed! Amla drives this fuller ball down the ground. Mitchell stops it with his foot but parries the ball towards the leg side. Meanwhile, Amla looked for a single and was halfway down the pitch but Marsh was in his crease. McClenaghan fails to collects the ball properly and thus the throw at striker’s end was a bit late. It would’ve been close had Mitchell gathered the ball quickly.20.04 IST: Mitchell McClenaghan to share the new ball with Hardik.20.02 IST: One over gone. KXIP 8/0. Marsh 5*, Amla 3*20.01 IST: FOUR! Shaun Marsh is off the mark in style! Pandya slants it on a length outside off, touch short as well with a bit of room. Shaun Marsh gets back and cracks it through cover-point for a boundary. No need to run for those.20.01 IST: This is Shaun Marsh’s first game of this year’s IPL.20:00 IST: Starts off with a full length delivery, angling in, Amla clips it through mid-wicket and is straightaway off the mark.19.57 IST: Hashim Amla and IPL’s first ever ‘Orange Cap’ holder Shaun Marsh will open the batting for Punjab and Hardik Pandya has the ball for  Mumbai.19.54 IST: Mumbai have strong support at the Holkar.All in blue outside the stadium, let’s turn it blue inside as well, shall we?#CricketMeriJaan #KXIPvMI #MI pic.twitter.com/BLP4fqQVtL- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201719.50 IST: Hardik Pandya is happy with the youngsters at Mumbai Indians. .@hardikpandya7 on our start this year:”We are glad, as youngsters we are doing well & making the team win.” #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201719.45 IST: This is what the captains had to say:Maxwell: It’s a good wicket, probably would have bowled first. I don’t think the pitch will change much. Vohra is sick unfortunately and he is out. Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Mann and Swapnil Singh are playing. Eoin Morgan, Cariappa and Miller are out.Rohit: We are gonna field first. We have been chasing well and the overall trend has been good. We are backing ourselves to do well again. We are playing the same squad. Getting some runs is always nice, I’m looking forward to another big game. We need to go back to our basics and do it right. We gotta give guys enough opportunities to express themselves and stick to our plans. I can’t see any reason to change the team. We have been doing well and want to take the momentum forward.19.40 IST: Past records favour the team batting second in this season.Past records are on our side!In the 2 matches in Indore this season, the chasing team were victorious. #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201719.37 IST: Kings XI Punjab Playing XI: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell (c), Eoin Morgan, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shaun Marsh, Swapnil Singh Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Parthiv Patel (wk), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah Unchanged line-up from our previous game! Let’s do this, Paltan! #CricketMeriJaan #KXIPvMI #MI pic.twitter.com/UGAkaLQ08d- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201719.32 IST: Mumbai win toss, to field first19.25 IST: Mumbai Indians can go atop the points table if they beat Kings XI Punjab tonight. And they are warming up for it. .@mipaltan #IPL Match 22 – @ImRo45 & his boys are out on the field warming up for #KXIPvMI pic.twitter.com/zrjEhCmtzC- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 201719.20 IST: The Kings will have their work cut out against Laisth Malinga.Lasith #Malinga loves to bowl against Kings XI Punjab! How many will he capture tonight? #MI #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/AaCxXGvadG- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201719.09 IST: Mumbai fans are everywhere.The Paltan is omnipresent! Indore, are you with us?  #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/XiDwGfMLir- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201719.08 IST: Great view.Perfect view for an enticing battle! #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/8Hf1VVlJlV- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201719.05 IST: Will Harbhajan Singh be the 19th bowler and 3rd Indian to take 200 wickets in T20s today? – #Bhajji is just one shy of 200  T20 wickets!  #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan #MI pic.twitter.com/MreWTpoeC3- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201719.04 IST: The Punjab players have left for the stadium. The boys are on the move! They’ve left for the stadium as we get ready to play our final game in Indore! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvMI pic.twitter.com/Oco9rkBpvi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 20, 2017Brief Preview: On a roll with four consecutive victories, two-time champions Mumbai Indians would look to continue the winning streak when they take on Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match on Thursday.Having won four out of the five matches they played so far, Mumbai Indians are placed second with eight points and would certainly start as favourites against Kings XI Punjab, who have managed to win just two of their five games.Even though Mumbai’s top order is yet to click, the middle and lower order have more than made up for the poor starts.Skipper Rohit Sharma, who did not have an ideal start to the tournament, made a strong comeback in the previous match against Gujarat Lions with an unbeaten 40 off 29 deliveries, while Kieron Pollard continued with his fine run, scoring a quickfire 23-ball 39.Young Nitish Rana has been a consistent contributer for Mumbai this season. He chipped in with a brilliant half- century in the last match to enable Mumbai toppled Gujarat Lions by six wickets.In fact, one of the biggest positives for Mumbai has been the form of the Pandya brothers — Hardik and Krunal. The duo have come up with significant all-round performances.On Thursday, Mumbai would look to their batsmen to shine again and dominate the opponents. (Read Full Preview)last_img read more

Hansa Heavy Lift Delivers Six Tugboats to Port of …

first_img Print  Close My location Pella Shipyard, November 29, 2013 zoom The ferry trip of the six tugboats on the specialized cargo vessel HHL Lagos of company Hansa Heavy Lift (Germany) has successful completed. The tugboats have been delivered to the port of Vladivostok. The ferry trip was accomplished through the Northern Sea Route and lasted for 32 days.Six tugboats as follows: two marine tugboats of project PE-65 “MB-92” and “MB-93” (building NoNo 503 and 504) and four tugboats of projects 16609 “RB-402”, “RB-403”, “RB-404”, “RB-405” (building NoNo 621, 622, 623, 624) were built at shipyard “Pella” in 2013.The total weight of six tugboats is 3 000 tons. In a ten days the tugboats will be discharged from the HHL Lagos and then the vessels will be delivered to the Auxiliary Fleet of Russian Navy and put into operation within Russian Pacific Fleet.The tugboat is intended for towing and berthing operations in harbor and coastal areas which comply with R2 navigation area (not more than 100 miles from place of shelter), performing of escort operations at the speed of 10 knots, refloating of ships and vessels, fire fighting operations at floating and shore objects, oil and petroleum content products, cargo transportation, ice breaking and rescue and special purpose operations as well.Technical data of project PE-65Length max 34,4 mWidth max 12,1 mDraft 4,4 mSpeed 13,5 knotsBollard pull 63 tClassificaion ?? Arc4 R1 ?ut1 FF3WS EscortTug by Russian Maritime Register of shipping.Propulsion system Z-drive US 255 FP, Rolls-Royce, FPP into nozzlesPowerplant 2*1864 kW, 1600 r/min, Cat 3516BPowerplant 2*1864 kW, 1600 r/min, Cat 3516BFull load displacement is 860 t.Deck equipment:bow double-drum anchor-towing-mooring electro-hydraulic winch ? 140-180-2?-2?-1?-FEH RED Fluidmecanica providing escort services, 20 t of bollard pull and 1860 kN of brake holding force;aft electro-hydraulic towing winch CHR-20-180-1?-1?-?? RED Fluidmecanica, providing 20 t of bollard pull and 1800 kN of brake holding force;towing hook providing 650 kN of bollard pull with quick release device;cargo crane Fluidmecanica HLRM 45/5 S with lifting capacity of 19.5 kN at the boom of 13.5m. In order to fulfill fire-fighting operations the tugboat is equipped with external fire fighting system made by FFS (capacity is 1500 m3/h, 2 water monitors, water curtains system). Technical data of the project 16609Length, max 28,5 mWidth, max 9,5 mDraft 4,3 mSpeed ab. 12 knotsBollard pull 47 tonesClass notation KM Arc4 R2 ?ut1 FF3 WS Tug by Russian Maritime Register of shipping.Propulsion complex Z-drives US 205, Rolls-Royce, FPP into nozzlePower 2×1500 kW at 1600 rpm, Cat 3512B Deck equipment:10 t bow anchor-towing-mooring winch, Fluidmecanica, providing 1383 kN brakes keeping force;towing hook SWL 47 t with quick release devise.The tugboat is also equipped with crane-manipulator HM 6/3 S, Fluidmecanica, with the capacity of 910 kg at the boom of 6 m.In order to fulfill fire-fighting operations the tugboat is equipped with external fire fighting system made by FFS (capacity is 800 m3/h, 2 water monitors, water curtains system). 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

New Brunswick First Nation accuse feds of blackmail

first_img(Update: After this story aired Tuesday night Aboriginal Affairs says Esgenoopetitj First Nation signed their funding agreement.)APTN National NewsA New Brunswick First Nation is accusing the federal government of blackmail.Esgenoopetitj First Nation receives $16 million in annual funding from the federal government.It’s money the band depends on and usually just signs an agreement and waits for a cheque.Not this year.The agreement used to have what’s called a “non-derogation” clause.That means when First Nations accepted federal money treaty rights weren’t compromised.That cause isn’t in the agreement this year so the band isn’t signing.APTN National News reporter Tim Fontaine has the story.last_img read more

Quebecs Caisse de depot pension fund investing 250 million in Avison Young

first_imgMONTREAL – The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec pension fund has made a $250-million preferred equity investment in Avison Young, a commercial real estate services firm.Avison Young says the money will help fund acquisitions and hiring as part of its global expansion, while a portion will also be used to buy back shares held by Parallel49 Equity and others.The Caisse invested in a newly authorized class of non-voting preferred shares of the firm, though the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.As part of the deal, the Caisse will be entitled to choose three of the nine members of Avison Young’s board of directors.Avison Young says the deal will help its international expansion as it gives it access to a wide network of expertise, deal flow and market intelligence.The pension fund says it looks forward to supporting Avison Young’s growth, which has already seen it expand to 84 offices across North America and Europe.last_img read more

Wokeley pleads not guilty of murdering Pamela Napoleon

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Leon Wokeley has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Pamela Napoleon nearly four years ago.Wokeley appeared at an arraignment in Fort St. John this afternoon where he pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, arson, and indignity to human remains in connection with Napoleon’s death, which occurred in 2014. Her and Wokeley were last seen together on July 8, 2014, leaving the Blueberry First Nations. This was the last time that Napoleon was seen alive. After her family reported Napoleon missing later that month, her body was discovered in a burned-down cabin near Buick on August 4th of that year.At Wednesday’s arraignment hearing, Wokeley’s defence lawyer Georges Rivard told the judge that his client was pleading not guilty to all three charges, and has elected to have the trial heard by judge alone in B.C. Supreme Court. “That’s his constitutional right, and basically he’s entitled to challenge the evidence,” said Rivard. “So that’s why he entered to plead not guilty.”Rivard also said that his client would be waiving his right to a preliminary hearing where Wokeley would be able to challenge some of the evidence gathered by police, and to instead proceed directly to trial. Rivard said that his client decided against the preliminary hearing and to proceed directly to trial to avoid any further delays.Wokeley’s next court appearance is set for Monday, June 11th, at 10:00 a.m., when a date for the trial will be set.last_img read more

Paying It Forward Day with an act of Kindness

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Association for Community Living is reminding us to pay it forward.The 11th Annual Pay it Forward Day takes place June 14th, 2019 as a day to celebrate making someone’s day brighter with an act of kindness, friendship or just a smile.This year share a story and encourage others, if you witness or experience an act of kindness on June 14th, post it to Facebook or call one of the below hotlines; MooseFM (250) 787.2222SunFM (250) 787.7403The Bear (250) 787-9669Remember to use #payitforwardfsj on social media platforms and post on Facebook.com/fsjacllast_img read more

Annan European official flag 2005 as decisive year for UN and the

The Secretary-General and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso ended a private meeting at UN Headquarters in New York with a joint call for action-oriented decisions to be taken this coming September at the General Assembly’s summit-level review of the Millennium Declaration, where world leaders are expected to formally consider the comprehensive reform agenda outlined in Mr. Annan’s “In Larger Freedom” report.The two reviewed UN-European Union cooperation, and discussed the process leading up to the September summit. Mr. Annan welcomed EU support for UN reform, and for the ongoing consultations on reform led by the Assembly President. He also welcomed ongoing discussions about ways for the UN and the EU to work together with regional and sub-regional organizations.Mr. Barroso underlined the need to step up collective efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adding that the EU had been at the forefront of such efforts by making ambitious proposals to increase the quantity and quality of development finance, strengthening policy coherence for development and focusing attention on sub-Saharan Africa.In their talks, Mr. Annan and Mr. Barroso also discussed the situation in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Iraq. They emphasized their shared commitment to Africa as a clear priority in the work for development, peace and security, welcoming the increasing role of the African Union in this area. read more

Sport Management students work with Canoe Kayak Organizations to find solutions

A class of Sport Management students paired experiential learning with community outreach when they developed ways for two not-for-profit organizations to get grants and recruit volunteers.Since the start of the term, Sport Management 2P05 (Management Concepts in Sport Organizations) students have been actively working with CanoeKayak Canada – Western Ontario Division (CKC WOD) and the Ontario Canoe Kayak Sprint Racing Affiliation (OCSRA) to develop customized solutions and address management challenges.This class really opened student Mitch Johnson’s mind about a sector of the sport industry he didn’t see himself in before, he said.“Through hands-on and interactive situations, I believe the not-for-profit sector of the sport industry is an area I may pursue in the future,” he said.The goal for the semester was to develop seed grant applications for these organizations to submit to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and put together a volunteer recruitment plan for the upcoming 2017 Canoe Kayak Canada National Sprint Championship at the Welland International Flat-water Centre.The purpose of this partnership is for students to apply the concepts they are learning in class to an organization in the sport industry, said Sport Management Assistant Professor, Shannon Kerwin.“Providing students with the opportunity to work with a not for profit organization enables them to gain a better understanding of the concepts being taught in the course,” she said.Often not-for-profit organizations struggle with limited resources and large mandates to serve the community.The writing of grant proposals and volunteer recruitment plans are vital skills students will need in the future and this class was a great eye-opener for what the future holds, said Johnson.This reciprocal relationship allows CKC WOD and OCSRA to provide students with hands-on experiences and the students in return get to help to improve organizational capacity.The student groups worked closely with CKC WOD’s Board of Directors and OCSRA all semester. Ted Roworth, Paul Vincent and Ryan Blair, who were actively involved with the second-year students, helped shape the final projects submitted for course credit.Both Roworth and Vincent were at Brock recently to announce which student groups were most successful in each category.It’s important for sport organizations to engage and foster this type of relationship with sport management students, said CKC WOD Flag Officer Ted Roworth.“We will be able to take good ideas away with us and apply them to the 2017 CanoeKayak Canada Sprint National Championship and our ongoing operations,” he said.Emily Stratford, Mitch Johnson and Robert Koen won the grant writing component and Nick Barre, Jake Sparks and Daria Fedorowycz won for the most effective volunteer recruitment plan.When asked about the experience, Emily Stratford said: “Collaborating with these organizations enabled us to take the knowledge we learned in class and apply it to a grant proposal for a national sport organization. This was a great opportunity that I’m glad to have participated in.” read more

Brock Media Clips for Friday Sept 7

Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.Parents, relax: Scientist explains why backpacks do NOT harm your child’s back even if they’re heavy: Research from Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Michael Holmes about the effects of backpacks on children was recently featured on the websites of the The Daily Mail newspaper in the U.K. and The Hindu newspaper in India. Holmes believes there is little evidence linking backpack use and pain.Brock University boasts record-breaking enrolment: Newstalk 610 CKTB reported on Brock’s rising student enrolment. With more than 5,000 new students starting their studies, the University’s fall enrolment is expected to surpass 19,100 students.Brock volunteers provide ‘well-oiled machine’ on Move-In Day: The co-ordinated effort of Brock’s Move-In Day volunteers was reported in stories on CHCH and in the St. Catharines Standard. The six-hour event saw 850 volunteers helping nearly 2,400 students as they moved into the University’s seven residences.University students roll up their sleeves for Brock Cares: The upcoming Brock Cares Day of Service, during which an anticipated 300 student and staff volunteers will help service organizations across Niagara, was featured in an article on Newstalk 610 CKTB.Anthony (The Genius) Romero following his dream in the octagon: Brock Alumnus Anthony Romero’s (BRLS ’18) ongoing mixed martial arts career was profiled in a St. Catharines Standard story. After a Sept. 7 fundraiser at Memorial Park in Welland, Romero will return to in-ring action on Sept. 15 in Niagara Falls, N.Y.    If you know of an appearance or story about a Brock faculty member, student, athlete or alumni, please drop us a line with a link to the story at universitycom@brocku.ca read more

Police Remains may be those of missing University of Va student

first_imgCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Authorities investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student are searching a rural area where human remains were discovered.Investigators also interviewed residents in the area Sunday, and forensic teams combed the sides of a road for several miles past the site.It was not immediately known what they were looking for.Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo told a news conference on Saturday that human remains were found on an abandoned property in southern Albemarle County, south of Charlottesville.He said authorities have not yet confirmed they are those of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, but have notified Grahams’ parents of the discovery.The area is heavily wooded and sparsely populated.Graham disappeared on Sept. 13.Jesse Leroy Matthew has been charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham.last_img read more

Stay alert against conspiracies PM Hasina

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the Awami League leaders and activists to remain alert against all conspiracies keeping in mind that the party is moving forward against various odds and obstacles.”The conspirators are still conspiring. We have to move forward with that in mind,” she said.The prime minister was speaking at a spontaneous reception accorded to her by AL leaders at Ganobhaban upon the successful completion of her US visit to attend the 73rd UNGA.During the US visit, Sheikh Hasina received the prestigious ‘International Achievement Award’ given by Inter Press Service, a global news agency, for her dynamic and farsighted leadership in addressing the Rohingya crisis while Global Hope Coalition conferred her with the ‘2018 Special Recognition for Outstanding Leadership Award’.She returned home on Monday morning completing the weeklong visit.The prime minister said some MP aspirants are undermining local AL leaders to create positions for themselves in their respective areas. “This is a wrong way of doing politics…they will have to pay dearly for this.”Hasina referred to the party’s defeat in the elections in 1991 and 2001. “There was a deep-rooted conspiracy in 2001, while the conspiracy in 1991 was from within and outside the party,” she recalled.The prime minister said Awami League leaders and activists always have to keep in mind that there are strong opponents out there who are the defeated forces of 1971 and the killers of 1975. “We’re agoing through a struggle…our struggle is not over yet.”About the country’s progress, Hasina said though Bangladesh has earned a dignity on the world stage, there is no room for complacency as this would invite an inevitable fall. “There’s no room for complacency…when there’s any complacency the fall is inevitable.””The Father of the Nation had been assassinated to foil the 1971 victory,” she said, adding, “they’re constantly hatching conspiracies,” she said.The prime minister said a class of people has emerged out of these conspiracies who never practice election politics as they are not capable of forming any party.”But, they have the desire to go to power. For this, they shake hands with the defeated forces of 1971 and killers of 1975. They’re always behind us,” she said adding that the AL leaders and activists always have to keep that in mind.Without naming anyone, the prime minister said some newspapers are ready to confuse people with false information. “They’re ready to release one report after the other  to confuse people about our all achievements with false information.”Hasina also mentioned that ministries and the anti-corruption commission took these seriously and would start to work against the party people. “We have to remain alert,” she said.The prime minister described her participation in the 73rd Session of the UNGA and other high-level events as well as her meetings with world leaders as very successful.She said the lost glory and dignity of the country and its people have been regained in the international arena following her government’s steps.She said, many are now speaking about fair and neutral votes, but they never talk about the so-called “Yes-No” vote introduced by military dictator Ziaur Rahman.She said ti was Awami League that established the voting rights of people in Bangladesh.Hasina called upon the people of the country, including leaders and workers of her party, to keep vigil against conspiracies to make elections questionable just ahead of the next general election.last_img read more

Microsoft and Sony Team Up Console Wars Dont Matter

first_imgStay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits We’ve known for a while that Microsoft is no longer interested in arbitrary rivalries with fellow tech companies. They know there’s much more to be gained for all involved through “strategic partnerships.” But the furthest we thought these collaborations would go would be things like Xbox Live on mobile (since Windows Phone is dead) or select Xbox games on Nintendo Switch (since there’s no Xbox handheld). We never dreamed that Microsoft’s new commitment to breaking down barriers would mean extending a hand to Sony, Xbox’s chief rival in the gaming space.But as you can see above, that’s Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida shaking hands with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The two tech titans are now teaming up to explore “new innovations to enhance customer experiences.”So what will this partnership produce? Are the PlayStation 5 and next Xbox actually the same device? Probably not. Instead, it sounds like Sony and Microsoft have recognized their respective strengths and weakness and realized what they can offer the other. Sony makes solid hardware while Microsoft leads the industry on software. So one potential project is pairing Microsoft’s Azura AI tech with Sony’s image sensors. Both companies have also been developing their own cloud streaming platforms, and sharing knowledge in this space could help their next gaming consoles stave off ambitious new competitors like Google Stadia.AdChoices广告“For many years, Microsoft has been a key business partner for us, though of course the two companies have also been competing in some areas,” said Yoshida in a statement. “I believe that our joint development of future cloud solutions will contribute greatly to the advancement of interactive content.”So if all goes well, the one console future might be here sooner than we know it. Although tech companies all merging together will just create a whole new set of problems. Get nostalgic for the time when video game companies used to really go at it with the upcoming Console Wars TV show.last_img read more