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Amazing Salah scales new heights with four-goal salvo

first_imgIt is a far cry from his time with Swiss club Basel, where his repeated missed scoring opportunities led the media to label him “chance waster”.ENGLANDMOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)The winger’s remarkable debut season after joining Liverpool from Roma continued with goals in the fourth, 43rd, 77th and 85th minutes. Liverpool are up to third thanks to Salah’s masterclass and he said: “I have to thank everyone, but mainly my team-mates. Without them I couldn’t have reached this number.”ERIC MAXIM CHOUPO-MOTING (Stoke)The Cameroon midfielder came off the bench to score against Everton, but couldn’t stop his struggling team suffering a damaging 2-1 defeat. Choupo-Moting was sent on in the 72nd minute with Stoke trailing 1-0. He made an immediate impact, scoring in the 77th minute with a close-range finish from a cross. But the 28-year-old’s fifth goal of the season was followed by a late Everton winner that leaves Stoke second last in the Premier League.WILFRIED ZAHA (Crystal Palace)The Ivory Coast winger avoided another injury in Palace’s crucial 2-0 win at relegation rivals Huddersfield. Zaha had been out since early February with a knee injury, but returned to help give Palace’s survival hopes a major boost as they won for the first time in over two months. Zaha had missed Palace’s previous four games, which all ended in defeats.SPAINRYAD BOUDEBOUZ (Real Betis)The Algerian international scored his first goal since November as Real Betis stepped up their pursuit of European football with a 3-0 home win over Espanyol. Boudebouz set up Junior Firpo for his first La Liga goal on 34 minutes and then struck himself early in the second half, picking up the ball on the edge of box and throwing a couple of body feints before driving a low angled shot into the far corner.ITALYSEKO FOFANA (Udinese)Ivorian midfielder Fofana equalised for Udinese just before the break only for his side to fall to a fifth consecutive defeat — 2-1 home at home against Sassuolo. It was Fofana’s second goal this season for the side from northeastern Italy.FRANCK KESSIE (AC Milan)Ivorian midfielder Kessie missed a penalty deep in injury time, but AC Milan won 3-2 at home against Chievo for their fifth straight victory. Kessie took a staggered run-up but his effort had too much height and Stefano Sorrentino saved. It was a mixed evening for Kessie, who set up Hakan Calhanoglu’s opening goal after 10 minutes but received a yellow card for simulation just before the break.KWADWO ASAMOAH (Juventus)Ghana midfielder Asamoah made his 150th appearance for the champions in a goalless draw against SPAL, which saw their Serie A lead cut to two points.GERMANYNABY KEITA (RB Leipzig)The Liverpool-bound Guinea midfielder claimed his fifth league goal of the season when he equalised as Leipzig came from behind to beat Bayern Munich 2-1. Keita slammed his shot home on 37 minutes, despite a posse of Bayern defenders, before setting up Timo Werner to score the winner.ISHAK BELFODIL (Werder Bremen)The Algeria forward, on loan from Standard Liege, scored twice and set up the other goal in Werder Bremen’s 3-1 win at Augsburg. Belfodil capped an outstanding display by hitting the net twice in the first half.KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG (Eintracht Frankfurt)The Ghana midfielder needed just six minutes to give Frankfurt the lead in their 3-0 win at home to Mainz, which puts Eintracht in the top four and on course for a Champions League place. It was Boateng’s sixth league goal this season.FRANCELEBO MOTHIBA (Lille)The South African striker netted his second goal for Lille as he made a sixth successive start for the Ligue 1 strugglers. Mothiba gave Lille a 16th-minute lead at Monaco when he concluded a slick team move with a side-footed finish, but the visitors eventually lost 2-1. The 22-year-old was recalled from a loan spell at second-tier Valenciennes in January, as Lille were forced to seek an in-house solution having been put under a transfer embargo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah scord four goals this weekend © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYPARIS, France, Mar 19 – An extraordinary season for Liverpool star Mohamed Salah reached a new high at the weekend when he scored four goals against Watford to once again be the star African performer in Europe.The 25-year-old striker raised his season goal tally to 36 in all competitions after becoming the first Egyptian to score a Premier League hat-trick as the Reds triumphed 5-0 at Anfield.last_img read more

Chelsea and Man United can forget about signing Pogba in January, says agent

first_img Paul Pogba 1 Chelsea and Manchester United target Paul Pogba will not be moving anywhere in January, according to the player’s agent.The Frenchman has impressed for Juventus once again this season and Europe’s big clubs are circling.Chelsea and United both want to lure the midfielder to England, while Barcelona and Bayern Munich are keen too.But Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has revealed that his client will be going nowhere during the upcoming transfer window.“Pogba is no longer a surprise,” Raiola told Mediaset.“He’s not a youngster just being discovered. A player with his talent is known to everybody. There have been offers for him, and they’re still there.“Last summer he decided to stay another year at Juve, and he kept his word. We’re not preoccupied with thoughts of his future, we’re thinking about that.“Paul is a lad who decides with his heart, and at the moment he’s focused on Juventus. I can categorically rule out a move in January.“In the future we’ll see, we’ll talk at the end of July.”last_img read more

Equestrians rail against stable closure

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – A group of angry equestrians protested Monday at a special City Council meeting, opposing the city’s plan to close the Pico Rivera Stables at the end of June. About 30 people who keep horses at the stables, next to the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, questioned the decision by the council at its March 7 meeting to close the stables because the city has to meet tough environmental standards imposed by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency permit program. The permit program, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, controls water pollution by regulating sources that discharge pollutants into rivers, streams or the ocean. In the case of the stables, those pollutants come from horse manure and urine. “I’m really angry and that is all I can say,” said Ronald Allen, a boarder from Whittier. “We think you failed at your job and I’m almost positive there is some financial gain that is not being told here.” City officials denied there was any financial gain and said the cost of putting in a new sewer system to keep bacteria out of the nearby San Gabriel River was forcing the issue. “We are looking ahead at what it will cost to comply with these measures and we feel we cannot justify the amount of money to retrofit the stables,” said Michael Moore, the city’s director of public works. He did add, however, that the city has known since 1999 that there would be a need to make improvements at the stables, which currently have 90 boarders and 163 horses, to meet the environmental requirements. John Bishop, executive officer of The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, which releases the permits, said it is strictly a city decision because stables with fewer than 500 horses have to answer to the city. “We are not saying close all the stables, what we are saying is improve the practices to reduce bacterial levels in the rivers,” he said. He added that he had not yet heard of any other stables closing, but had heard of others considering it. City Manager Chuck Fuentes said other factors coming into play in the closure include the cost to run the stables. The city has invested more than $800,000 in improvements and equipment at the stables since they opened in the late 1970s. And from 2001 to 2005, it has operated the facility at an annual net loss of $14,000, according to city officials. The city is also about to enter negotiations on the status of the sports arena and is also continuing to look into the possibility of building an 18-hole golf course at the site, said Fuentes. But the reasons did little to appease the horse owners, who learned of the stable closures from newspaper articles and have since met with Ventura Productions LLC, the company that runs the stables and the arena for the city, to discuss the issue. Sue Cermak, a boarder at the stable for 15 years, said the closure will leave almost 200 horses with no place to go. “Some people are thinking about putting their horses to sleep because there’s no place to take them and we are taking away the livelihood of all the trainers,” she said. “These stables are like a loving family and we really want them to stay open.” But although Council members Carlos Garcia and Gregory Salcido urged further dialogue on the issue, the council stood its ground. “This isn’t anything against horses or horse people, but it is a decision that is cut and dry,” said Councilman Ron Beilke. “We are looking at a situation that can’t be overcome and there is no way we can make this go away. Sorry.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more


first_imgA 16-year-old taxi hijacker who was killed in a car crash yesterday was a chief suspect in a raid on a post office in Co Donegal.Bernard ‘Barney’ McDonagh was a member of a gang who Gardai suspected of being involved in “violent robberies at post offices from Wexford to Donegal.”McDonagh was also the chief suspect in the theft of €2,800 in Ballymangen, Co Donegal in July 2011. His cousin Thomas McDonagh (18) remains in a critical condition in hospital today after the stolen taxi they were travelling in spun out of control and struck a van to the north of Slane on the N2.Senior sources say that Bernard McDonagh was on the run at the time of his death and warrants had been issued by courts in both the Republic and the North for his arrest.“The late Mr McDonagh was extremely well known to gardai and the PSNI. He was an important member of a gang of Traveller criminals based in Inchicore and Ballyfermot.“Tragically this teenager has been involved in serious crime since he was only 12 years old,” said a senior source.The courts in the North issued a warrant for the arrest of Bernard McDonagh in February when he failed to answer bail in relation to a spate of burglaries.Last month Gorey District Court in Co Wexford also issued a warrant for Bernard McDonagh’s arrest after he failed to appear on a robbery charge.The stolen Toyota Avenis taxi that Bernard McDonagh and his cousin were travelling in went out of control after it glanced off a white van being driven by an innocent local couple at Glassallen hill, on the main Dublin-to-Derry road at around 12.30am yesterday.The couple were shaken but not seriously hurt in the crash.Gardai believe that after it struck the van, the car crashed into a tree and both occupants were thrown from it.MAN KILLED IN TAXI HIJACK WAS DONEGAL ROBBERY SUSPECT was last modified: March 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bernard McDonaghhijackpost officerobberylast_img read more

Garry Monk to take charge of Leeds’ Championship rivals Middlesbrough

first_img Garry Monk is set for a swift return to management 1 Middlesbrough are close to appointing Garry Monk as their new head coach.Boro chairman Steve Gibson is ready to hand the former Swansea and Leeds boss a way back into the game following his Elland Road exit.Monk will become Aitor Karanka’s permanent replacement, after assistant Steve Agnew stepped in for the final 11 games of the season but was unable to spare the club from relegation to the Championship.The 38-year-old will face the task of trying to secure a second promotion from the Sky Bet Championship in three years, and will do so with the core of the squad which achieved that feat at the end of the 2015-16 campaign largely intact.Former Boro defender Nigel Pearson was another strong candidate but it is Monk, who has also been linked with the job at Sunderland, who has got the nod.last_img read more

Unreliability in Science Reaches Epic Proportions

first_imgDr Jerry Bergman is a contributing author and scientist for Creation-Evolution Headlines. Read his Author Profile for his previous articles. (Visited 531 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 by Dr Jerry BergmanAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Concerns about unreliable findings in biomedical research, such as cancer research, have been well documented. The problem is known as the ‘reproducibility crisis.’ If this is a problem in a field open to observation and visible in the here and now—biomedical research—what about evolution, which is based on events and extinct life forms that are claimed to have existed eons ago?University of Bristol Professor Marcus Munafò writes in Nature in a book review about the crisis,As scientists, we are supposed to be objective and disinterested, careful sifters of evidence. The reality is messier. Our training can give us only so much protection from natural tendencies to see patterns in randomness, respond unconsciously to incentives, and argue forcefully in defence of our own positions, even in the face of mounting contrary evidence. In the competitive crucible of modern science, various perverse incentives conspire to undermine the scientific method, leading to a literature littered with unreliable findings. [1]It’s an alarming statement. The problem is even more serious, though, with evolutionary studies. These are usually based on fragmentary pieces of evidence, like fossils or genes, that evolutionists sometimes manipulate to defend their particular ideas, or at least to try to provide some semblance of plausibility for their pet theories. As Mark Twain aptly stated a century ago, reconstruction of past life is often based on “nine bones and six hundred barrels of plaster.”A wide-ranging critique of modern biomedical research by science journalist Richard Harris documents the fact that, over the past decade the replication of many published research findings has shown their results to be false, or at least questionable. [2]  And since most findings in biomedical science have not been replicated, the actual failures may be far worse than Harris documents. In his book, Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions, Harris calls for a new discipline to address the problem: he calls it ‘meta-science,’ the scientific study of science itself (4/04/17).Among the shocking examples Harris cites, there was a 2012 study by Glenn Begley that found only 11% (6 out of 53) of ‘landmark’ cancer research studies could be confirmed by the biotechnology firm Amgen. [3] Since then, “numerous studies (most recently in psychology and cancer biology) have confirmed that failure to replicate published findings is the norm.” Munafò  continues, saying that “Harris identifies potential culprits, from the complexity of modern biomedical science to the limitations of tools and training, and perverse incentives in modern academia.” [4] The worst failure rate came from a study that “replicated 100 psychology studies, and fewer than half got the same results” as the original published papers. [5]The reasons for irreproducibility are many, but whatever the causes, these alarming statistics show that many original or even replicated studies are unreliable. This study was originally published in one of the most prestigious science magazines, Science. [6] And much research on evolution theories cannot even be replicated in the same way that biomedical research can. At best, the evidence used to arrive at evolutionary conclusions can be reexamined – that is, if permission is granted by the person or organization that owns the artifacts, often bones.Replication is an important scientific tool for exposing fraudulent research. Many consider it a hallmark of science. In actual practice, though, replication often is not carried out for many reasons. Most researchers lack the time, money, and motivation to replicate the work of others because replication is not original science. It is mostly arduous work with few potential rewards. The scientific establishment and the media reward originality. Being second usually wins few accolades. For these and other reasons, replications of most studies are infrequently attempted unless they are particularly controversial.Another reason replication is not often attempted is because it requires the original experimenters to delineate the exact protocol they used for their experiments. But in evolutionary studies, analysis of fossils or other data cited in papers, often are not, or cannot, be perfectly described in detail. The descriptions published by researchers may be detailed, but are often incomplete.Munafò lists a few of the many problems with both biomedical and evolutionary studies:Failure is a normal part of science, but dressing it up as success (for example, by presenting a secondary outcome as the primary outcome) is misleading. So is packaging exploratory, hypothesis-generating work as confirmatory, hypothesis-testing work. Unfortunately, with few ways to publish negative results, such practices are encouraged by incentives to present clean results with a compelling narrative, and be the first to do so.The lesson is clear. We must read all science studies with a skeptical eye – especially studies purported to show evidence for Darwinism.[1] Marcus Munafò, “Reproducibility blues.” Nature, 543:619. March 30, 2017.[2] Richard Harris, Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions. New York: Basic Books, 2017.[3] C. Glen Begley and Lee M. Ellis, “Drug development: Raise standards for preclinical cancer research.” Nature. 483:531–533, 2012.[4] Munafò, Ibid.[5]  Brian Handwerk, “Scientists Replicated 100 Psychology Studies, and Fewer Than Half Got the Same Results.”, August 27, 2015.[6] “Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science.” Science, 349(6251):943. August 28, 2015.[7] Munafò, Ibid.last_img read more

UAE Amnesty 2018: Indians Won’t be Charged For Emergency Certificate

first_imgThe Indian government has decided to waive emergency certificate fee for Indian amnesty-seekers till October 31. In a press release issued on Friday, the government of India announced that the Dh60 fee for issuance of emergency certificate (outpass) and Dh9 service fee will not be charged during the three-month amnesty announced by the UAE Government.Read it at Gulf News Related Itemslast_img

Farmers’ income grew seven times in 13 years in Odisha

first_imgOdisha farmers’ incomes grew more than seven times over a span of 13 years, the Naveen Patnaik government has claimed.The government, in its recently released draft Agriculture Policy 2019, says an average Odisha farmer earned around ₹7,731 per month, or around ₹92,772 per year.Draft policy“In 2002-03, his average monthly income was ₹1,062, which means that in the 13 years between 2002-03 and 2015-16, Odisha farmers’ incomes grew more than seven times or at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 16.5% in nominal terms and 8.4% in real terms,” it states.The draft policy states that comparing the CAGR with other Indian States, Odisha’s growth rate emerges as the highest in the country during that period.“During the same period, average Indian farmer’s income grew from ₹2,115 to ₹8,931 which is at a CAGR of 11.7% in nominal and 3.7% in real terms. Odisha is fast catching up with other Indian States. Odisha’s farmer incomes grew much faster than even the rate at which its own agricultural GDP grew,” it says.According to the draft policy, between 2002-03 and 2015-16, Odisha’s agricultural GDP grew at a CAGR of 3.7% and its farmer incomes grew at more than double that rate at 8.4%.Odisha is largely a rural-agrarian economy. Close to 83% of its people live in rural areas and about 61.8% of its 17.5 million work-force is employed in agriculture. In the 16 years since the beginning of this century (2000-01 to 2016-17), Odisha’s agricultural GDP nearly doubled in real terms, clocking an average annual growth rate of about 4.5%, higher than the India average of 3.1%. The State accounts for 3% of India’s agricultural GDP.last_img read more

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 30, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Live Coverage

first_imgChasing a daunting 186, Yusuf Pathan (60) and Andre Russell (39) powered Kolkata to a superb 5-wicket win over Bangalore to move up to thesecond spot on the IPL table. (Scorecard)Highlights:Kolkata Knight Riders innings23.39 IST: That’s it! Yusuf Pathan (60), Andre Russell (39) muscle KKR to 5-wicket win over RCB 23.31 IST: SIX! Pathan reaches his fifty with a mighty hit off Shamsi. KKR 175/5 in 18.1 overs23.27 IST: OUT! RCB gets the breakthrough! Chahal floats it up on a length outside off, Russell looks to launch it overcover but skews it to sweeper cover where Binny takes the catch withease. The big West Indian goes but not before doing serious damage tothe Bangalore attack. A strike too late for the hosts perhaps. KKR 165/5 in 17.3 overs23.24 IST: Big, Big over for KKR! That’s what they were looking for! 4,4,4,6,2,4 – Pathan on fire! Watson had a nightmare. KKR 163/4 in 17 overs 23.18 IST: 16 overs are down and KKR are 139/4, need 47 runs in 24 balls. Russell and Pathan have kept the visitors’ hopes alive.23.10 IST: Plenty of muscle power on display from Russell. Collects 18 runs from Shamsi’s over, including 2 Sixes and a four! KKR 123/4 15 overs  23.02 IST: Good comeback from Aaron after that first-ball six from Pathan. KKR 93/4 in 13 overs23.00 IST: SIX! Sheer power from Pathan! Short of a length on off, Pathan goes back to that one and pulls it away over the cow corner region for a bigmaximum. He packs a real solid punch when he connects. In fact boththese batsmen do and Kolkata need a big stand from this duo. KKR 90/4 in 12.1 oversadvertisement22.48 IST: OUT! Shane Watson ends Manish Pandey’s stay at 8! Shortish around off, Pandey makes room to pull but mistimes it towardswide long on where Baby takes an easy catch. They check for the no ballbut Watson seems to be marginally fine. So, another huge blow forKolkata as Pandey departs. Once again Watson comes in to take a bigwicket. KKR 69/4 in 10.1 overs22.40 IST: OUT! ARAVIND STRIKES! Slower ball just around off, Gambhir misread itcompletely as he looks to heave across the line. Misses it to be rappedon the front pad. Appeal for lbw and it is given. Looked like the impact was outside the line. Ends a struggling knock by Gambhir. KKR 66/3 in 9 overs22.27 IST: Gautam Gambhir tries to propel the run-rate, collects 15 runs off Shamsi’s over. KKR 52/2 in 7 overs  22.16 IST: OUT! Chahal castles Lynn for 15! What a ball! Floats it up on middle and leg, sharp leg break and Lynnhas no clue to that one. The ball pitches and fizzes away to go past him to disturb the stumps. Another crucial wicket for Bangalore this as the big Australian departs. That is a delivery that would have made any leg spinner proud. KKR 34/2 in 4.4 overs 22.11 IST: Four overs are gone and KKR are 32/1. Well, RCB dropped an opportunity to get rid of Lynn as his catch was put down due to a miscommunication from the fielders.  22.02 IST: SIX!! Chris Lynn smashes the first six off KKR’s innings. He deposits a delivery from Binny into the crowd for a 93-meter six. 22.01 IST: Chris Lynn joins Gautam Gambhir at the crease after the fall of Uthappa’s wicket. KKR 11/1 after 2 overs. 21.56 IST: WICKET!! Stuart Binny strikes for RCB in the very first over as Uthappa drives a swinging delivery outside off-stump straight to Kohli at point. Robin departs for 1 21.52 IST: Robin Uthappa takes strike for the first ball for KKR. Stuart Binny will start off the proceedings for Bangalore. 21.37 IST: Fifties from KL Rahul (52) and Virat Kohli (52) lifts RCB to 185/7 in 20 overs What a finish to the Bangalore innings! 54 came off the final 3 overs as they got themselves to a very challenging score.21.30 IST: OUT! Russell gets rid of Sachin Baby for 16! Soft dismissal! Low full toss on leg stump, Baby walks across the stumps to play the scoop but goes off the cue end. The ball pops up back atRussell who takes the easiest of return catches. Fires the ball at thestriker’s stumps in anger and seems to have broken the bails in theprocess. RCB 167/5 in 19 overs  21.24 IST: Expensive over from Umesh Yadav – 23 off it! Sachin Baby making the most out of it with 2 Fours and 1 Six! RCB 154/4 in 18 overs21.14 IST: OUT! Morkel gets rid of Kohli for 52! Big blow for the home team! Good length outside off, Kohli steps out to launch it over cover butmistimes another big shot. Andre Russell in the deep and he doesn’t drop many. So, the dropped catch doesn’t cost Kolkata and this is a massive, massive wicket at this stage. Ends a good knock by Kohli although hewas unusually rusty tonight. RCB 129/4 in 16.4 overs  advertisement21.12 IST: FIFTY for Virat Kohli off 42 balls! RCB 126/3 in 16.1 overs 21.10 IST: SIX! JUST OVER THE ROPES! Narine drifts it in from around off, Watson reachesout to that one and slog sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.Russell near the ropes but it just flew over him for the biggie.Much needed one for the hosts. The innings badly needs momentum. RCB 125/3 in 16 overs21.08 IST: Brilliant over from Morkel – just 3 off it! RCB 112/3 in 15 overs 21:00 IST: OUT! Chawla strikes again! AB de Villiers departs for 4! Fires in the slider just around off, skids through off the deck as ABlooks to play across the line. The ball kept a bit low perhaps as itcrashes into the pads. The South African was looking at sea against spin tonight and falls eventually to a spinner. Huge blow that forBangalore. RCB 109/3 in 13.4 overs20.56 IST: RCB have got a great start! Now AB de Villiers and Kohli will look to accelerate the run-rate. RCB 106/2 in 13 overs 20.53 IST: OUT! Rahul departs! Full and outside off, Rahul tries to carve it away overcover but miscues it high to the deep where Yusuf Pathan makes nomistake. Comfortable catch and that ends a superb innings from theopener. Provided impetus to the innings when Kohli was struggling. RCB 97/2 in 12 overs20.48 IST: FIFTY for KL Rahul off 29 balls! That’s his third half-century in this season. RCB 92/1 in 11 overs   20.45 IST: Superb hitting from KL Rahul! The batsmen collected 15 runs off Piyush Chawla, including a SIX and a four. RCB 79/1 in 10 overs 20.40 IST: Good over from Umesh Yadav! Gives away just 4 runs! The first strategic time break of the night has been enforced. RCB 64/1 in 9 overs 20.36 IST: Fifty-run stand comes up between Kohli and KL Rahul! RCB 60/1 in 8 overs20.31 IST: Fifty up for RCB in the 7th over! Rahul and Kohli have done well to steady the ship after Gayle’s early dismissal. RCB 51/1 in 7 overs 20.26 IST: Good over for RCB! KL Rahul thrashes Sunil Narine for 10 runs, including 2 fours! End of powerplay and RCB 40/1 in 6 overs 20.24 IST: Five overs are down and RCB are 30/1. So far KKR have done well to keep things tight. Now, their spinners can come into play. 20.18 IST: An interesting bit of stat from Mohandas Menon. Have a look. Chris Gayle since his 100* vs England in #WT204, 5, 4, 1, 0, 7#RCBvKKR Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 2, 201620.07 IST: OUT! Morne Morkel strikes as Chris Gayle departs for 7! IN THE AIR….AND GONE! Short ball around off, effort ball from Morkel and Gayle cannot resist the pull stroke. The bounce gets big on him and the top edge goes high up in the air on the leg side. Uthappa calls for the skier and takes it with ease. That’s a massive wicket for Kolkata up front. RCB 8/1 in 1.3 overs20.00 IST: Here we go! KL Rahul and Chris Gayle are out in the middle. Andre Russell opens for KKR. advertisement19.40 IST: Playing XIs:Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Morne MorkelRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Lokesh Rahul, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tabraiz Shamsi 19.30 IST: Toss! Kolkata Knight Riders opt to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Manish Pandey and Morne Morkel are back for KKR while Chris Gayle has returned for RCB.19.23 IST: Kohli and his boys training hard before the game. .@imVkohli and his boys are gearing up for their game against @KKRiders #RCBvKKR #VIVOIPL IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 2, 2016 19.20 IST: KKR openers Gambhir and Uthappa enjoy healthy averages against RCB.  In all T20s at Chinnaswamy stadium, the skipper averages a very competitive 47.3 #KKRStats #RCBvKKR KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 2, 2016 In 11 innings against #RCB, @robbieuthappa has scored 435 runs at an average of 54.4. #KKRStats #RCBvKKR KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 2, 201619.15 IST: Just about fifteen minutes to go for the toss between RCB and KKR. Virat Kohli’s side are languishing at the bottom of the table in seventh spot while Gambhir Knight Riders are in fourth position at the moment. Preview:Toiling Royal Challengers Bangalore will be eagerly aiming for a win when they face Kolkata Knight Riders in a Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Monday. (Full IPL Coverage)RCB have only won two of their four matches to be at the seventh spot in the eight-team tournament’s points table.They have an imbalanced squad, heavily reliant on their batting. They will once again bank on skipper Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, K.L. Rahul and Shane Watson to put up a huge total and hope their weaker bowling line-up will be able to defend it.West Indian big-hitter Chris Gayle has rejoined the squad after a paternity leave to add more muscle to the already formidable batting line-up.RCB suffered a 15-run loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday and need to overhaul their performance soon to harbour any hopes of qualification for the last-four stage.They also need to sort out their bowling woes quickly as the inexperience in this department has been exposed badly by their opponents.KKR have fared far better so far, winning four of their seven matches to be third on the points table. They would move to the second spot with a win on Monday.But KKR also are coming into the contest on the back of a 27-run defeat by Delhi Daredevils in an away match, also on Saturday.Nothwithstanding the defeat, KKR approach the match with a better frame of mind as they have been one of the most balanced team of the tournament.KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir is leading from the front and is one of the top run-getters in the tournament so far, well supported by opening partner Robin Uthappa.The bowling line-up also has a settled look with West Indian off-spinner Sunil Narine spearheading the attack.Teams:Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Varun Aaron, Abu Nechi, S Arvind, Samuel Badree, Stuart Binny, Yuzuvendra Chahal, AB De Villiers, Praveen Dubey, Chris Gayle, Travis head, Iqbal Abdulla, Kedar Jadhav, Akshay Karnewar, Sarfraz Khan, Vikramjeet Malik, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Harshal Patel, Lokesh Rahul, Parveez Rasool, Kane Richardson, Sachin Baby, Mitchell Starc, Vikas Tokas, Shane Watson, David Wiese and Tabraiz Shamsi.Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Piyush Chawla, Brad Hogg, Jason Holder, Sheldon Jackson, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Manan Sharma,Morne Morkel, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajpoot, Andre Russell, Rajagopal Sathish, Shakib Al Hasan, Jaydev Unadkat, Robin Uthappa, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav.last_img read more

PM to inaugurate athletics track via video conferencing

first_imgKozhikode, Jun 12 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate, via video conferencing, the synthetic track at the Usha School of Athletics at Kinalur in the district on June 15.Addressing a press meet, former national athletic champion P T Usha said the 400m eight-lane synthetic track was laid under the supervision of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and Steel Authority of India (SAI).”The two-layer track with all allied facilities is the third in the state, the other two being at Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam,” she added.The school spread over an area of 30 acres of land, was constructed with a grant of Rs 8.5 crore from the National Sports Development Fund, has besides the synthetic track, a mud track, a 40-bed hostel and gymnasium.”The next step would be to install floodlights at the campus,” Usha, who made all out efforts to realise her dream project, said. PTI KV SSlast_img read more