Torrent of abuse and threats against journalists from neo-Nazis

first_img GreeceEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders is deeply disturbed by the threats that Greece’s neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn (Chryssi Avgi), has repeatedly made against the media. The party has just entered parliament by winning 7 per cent of the vote in the 6 May legislative elections.“We find the hate speech that Golden Dawn uses towards the media really alarming,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These words have significance. Journalists have already often been the target of public condemnation in this extremely tense political climate and many have been physically attacked. Politicians have a duty to act responsibly and not poison the situation. Needless to say, protection of the media is vital in a healthy democracy.”Journalists were treated with extraordinary aggression at the news conference that Golden Dawn leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos gave on 6 May after the close of polls. “Stand up, show respect,” party members shouted at reporters as he entered the room. Those who refused to stand up were thrown out.Michaloliakos dedicated much of his ensuing statement to hostile comments about the media. “You have accused me, you have defamed me, you have prevented me from speaking and I have defeated you,” he said. “Golden Dawn’s victory is a victory against the mass media’s tyranny, against the junta of TV and the gutter press. “The fight will go on (…) in parliament and outside (…) When the filthy TV channels were broadcasting porn movies after 2 p.m. and disgusting illegal adverts, (our brave boys) were running through the villages, waving the Greek flag. For those who betray this country, the time has come for fear. We are coming (…) Shame to those who accuse us.”Such comments are not new from a party that made vitriolic criticism of the media one of its campaign themes. Golden Dawn responded with threats to a column in the daily I Kathimerini on 12 April in which Xenia Kounalaki said the party should not be allowed to participate in the elections.A long reaction posted anonymously on the Golden Dawn website contained many personal details about Kounalaki’s personal life, mocked her supposedly “foreign roots” (she was born in Hamburg), mentioned her 13-year-old daughter for no clear reason and ended with a threat in German (her “mother tongue”): “Kommt Zeit, kommt Rat, kommt Attentat!” It means: Get wiser with time or get attacked.“The threats made against Xenia Kounalaki are unacceptable and must be properly investigated,” Reporters Without Borders added. “They constitute an act of intimidation towards all journalists who might be tempted to criticize Golden Dawn. Such behaviour is intolerable in a democracy in which the rule of law is supposed to prevail.”When Kounalaki filed a complaint about the threat with the police, she was reportedly told there was little they could do as the post was anonymous. Golden Dawn’s website has since been closed by the WordPress blog platform for “violation of terms of service,” namely “inciting violence and threats against a private individual.”The media have been badly hit by the serious economic, social and political crisis in Greece, which is ranked 70th out of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Exposed to the same economic problems as other Greeks, journalists are also often deliberately targeted by the police when covering demonstrations. February 2, 2021 Find out more (Picture from the press conference: Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP) May 10, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Torrent of abuse and threats against journalists from neo-Nazis Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom Help by sharing this information The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened Receive email alerts GreeceEurope – Central Asia News Organisation News News Follow the news on Greece June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Record trade of sustainable palm oil certificates

first_imgGreenPalm experience a record trade of sustainable palm oil certificates last month, while the record for palm kernel oil (PKO) certificates was broken in October.GreenPalm allows manufacturers to offset their palm oil, PKO and palm kernel expeller (PKE) use by buying GreenPalm certificates representing an equivalent volume that has been produced in line with Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) principles and criteria.During October, 416,852 certificates, worth $4.4m (£2.69m), were sold on GreenPalm’s trading system, of which a record 125,781 were PKO certificates. In November, 717,431 certificates, worth $3.2m (£1.96m), were traded, of which a record 667,982 were for palm oil.Bob Norman of GreenPalm said: “This month has seen unprecedented levels of trading, particularly in PKO certificates. Our figures to date illustrate the fact that manufacturers and retailers are taking palm sustainability seriously and are keen to support growers directly.“GreenPalm not only plays an important role in protecting rainforests, but also supports growers including smallholders who, without this trading platform, would find it difficult to access global buyers committed to sustainability.”Membership currently stands at more than 750 registered manufacturers, retailers and certified growers.last_img read more

Sharks coach expresses dissatisfaction with Martin Jones

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Pete DeBoer learned some bad news when he showed up at Staples Center Thursday night: Logan Couture would be joining the Sharks dog pile of absent bodies.Under the weather with flu-like symptoms, Couture ended up being a late scratch for the Sharks showdown with the Los Angeles Kings, taking a key piece off the chessboard in the midst of a tight race for the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs. With Couture, Joe Pavelski, Erik Karlsson and Radim Simek sidelined by …last_img read more

Neutral report for April

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Shortly before the report on April 10 corn was down 2 cents, soybeans were up 8 cents, with wheat down 6 cents. Traders were looking for corn ending stocks to increase due to less corn being fed. Also, soybean production was expected to increase in Brazil.Shortly after the report corn was unchanged and soybeans were up 11 cents. Corn ending stocks were up 55 million bushels. Soybean ending stocks were down 5 million bushels, traders had expected them to increase a small amount. No surprises for corn or soybeans. Brazil soybean production was up 2 million tons, no surprise. Argentina soybean production was lowered 7 million tons.The main focus of news in recent days has been the US/China trade situation. Volatility has been extreme and is ever changing. There
continues to be a huge war of words from both sides. The reality to
keep in front of us is that it will be late May or later before any
actions begin to take place.Bottom line, no big surprises today.We all know that the weather has not been conducive to corn or soybean plantings taking place across the Midwest. With current weather it will be two weeks plus before we will see planters rolling in earnest.Soil temperatures are obviously below what is needed and will be when we see daily highs struggle to reach 60 degrees as seen during the first 10 days of April. Weather will be in the news in huge amounts for the month. It will be dominant on days when China trade concerns fall off the cliff. It will be big one day and virtually zero two days later. We will not see more reports from USDA on corn and soybean acres until June 29. Next month USDA will provide their first supply and demand tables for the 2018 corn and soybeans.This report will be quickly dismissed as China and weather will dominate the news.last_img read more

Wind Farm Leaves Property Values Unscathed

first_imgAfter studying thousands of real estate transactions over nearly a decade, researchers in Ontario, Canada, have concluded wind farms have very little impact on property values. In a report posted earlier this month, The Canadian Press said the authors themselves found the results somewhat surprising, “given the public outcry regarding the construction of these turbines.”Researchers from the University of Guelph studied more than 7,000 home and farm sales between 2002 and 2010 in Melancthon Township, where 133 wind turbines were erected between 2005 and 2008, and 10 surrounding towns, the article says.“These turbines have not impacted the value of surrounding properties,” co-authors Richard Vyn and Ryan McCullough said. “Further, the nature of the results, which indicate a lack of significant effects, is similar across both rural residential properties and farm properties.”The study was published in the September issue of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.The Canadian Press spoke with Dave Launchbury, a real estate agent in the area, who said many potential buyers won’t look at properties that are close to wind turbines. Properties located near turbines, he said, sell for at least 10 percent less than similar properties elsewhere.But those perceptions didn’t hold up in the review.The full text of the article is available online, but it’s behind a pay wall. If you want to read it, you can rent it for 48 hours for $6.To read about two similar studies, see:Wind Farms Have Little Impact on Property ValuesWind Turbines and Property Valueslast_img read more

Apple’s Thermonuclear Patent War Is A Farce

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Apple#HTC#iPad#iPhone#Patents#Samsung Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The news: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has declared a huge Apple multi-touch-screen patent – the so-called “Steve Jobs patent” – to be invalid. As CNET adds, this is the second Apple patent to get a smackdown. The previous one was about Apple’s “rubber band” effect. Neither ruling is final, but still.The best analysis:Groklaw, which has been doing amazing coverage of Apple’s legal war, writes: “If you want to know why people now hate Apple for its legal swashbuckling, this is Exhibit A.”The conclusion: This whole notion of Steve Jobs launching his “thermonuclear war” on Android is a farce. A sham. A joke. It has been from the start.Apple Keeps FailingApple’s claims have been knocked down all over the world. In England a court was so appalled by Apple’s claims that it ordered Apple to run ads explaining that Samsung had not, in fact, copied Apple.Apple appealed, and lost, so the public shaming went forward. Apple brazenly snubbed its nose at the court by creating an ad that taunted Samsung even more. So the court made Apple do it again, and get it right this time.Yes, Apple won a big case in California. But that too could unravel since the jury appears to have made numerous mistakes. Samsung wants the verdict set aside. The judge is now urging Apple and Samsung to make peace.Apple, The Knight In Shining (Bogus) ArmorWhat’s especially rich is the way Apple keeps trying to act like this is some noble quest, that the fights aren’t about money but rather are about principles and “values,” as Tim Cook wrote in a letter to Apple employees after the big win against Samsung last summer. Now it appears that Apple applied for and received a bunch of lame (and apparently in some cases bogus) patents, then used them to launch a cynical war that it hoped would slow the progress of Android. Apple is using lawyers and courtrooms to do two things:First, Apple is using lawsuits as a form of marketing, a way to generate headlines and smear rivals as copycats, while depicting Apple — pure, noble Apple — as the font of knowledge from which all innovation flows.Second, Apple figures it can outspend its rivals and beat them into submission with bogus claims, tie them up with expensive litigation and distract them.This is not what courts are for. Nor is it what patents are for. This is despicable behavior.The Plan Has BackfiredWhat’s worse, it hasn’t worked. Android now has 75% share in smartphones, versus 15% for Apple. Android is also chipping away in tablets, where Apple’s share has dropped to 52%.Steve Jobs’s big “thermonuclear war” has backfired in every way. Apple is the one that has become distracted, while Google keeps chugging away.Apple had hoped to come out of this looking like a hero. But now, as another of its patents gets struck down, Apple instead looks like a bully — and a ridiculous, toothless one at that. dan lyonslast_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 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 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 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 [email protected] 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201719.50 IST: Hardik Pandya is happy with the youngsters at Mumbai Indians. [email protected] 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 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. [email protected] #IPL Match 22 – @ImRo45 & his boys are out on the field warming up for #KXIPvMI 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 Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201719.09 IST: Mumbai fans are everywhere.The Paltan is omnipresent! Indore, are you with us?  #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201719.08 IST: Great view.Perfect view for an enticing battle! #KXIPvMI #CricketMeriJaan 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 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 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