first_imgReplying to a query about his Kings XI Punjab coach Replying to a query about his Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangars influence, Gurkeerat said, “Bangar has been a valuable factor for me. He has helped with my batting techniques, which eventually helped me improve my game.” Looking forward to the South Africa series, Gurkeerat, who will be looking to make an impact if given a chance in the ODIs starting October 11 in Kanpur, believes that playing against the likes of Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn would be a challenge and an ideal opportunity to showcase ones talent. “Playing against Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel will be a challenge, and it will be a very good opportunity for me,” he said. “However, any player on a given a day is a potential danger,” Gurkeerat added. PTI BDN FK PDS PDSlast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisementRAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey is out on her mission for revenge. The Rowdy One was stabbed in the back by the Bella Twins this week on RAW following their victory against The Riott Squad in six-women tag team competition.Brie and Nikki Bella cut short their post-match celebrations and ruthlessly attacked Rousey, to the shock of both the Champ and the WWE Universe. The 31 year old did fight back but the numbers game proved to be too strong as she was left motionless in the middle of the ring.The Bella Twins responded to their actions in an exclusive interview:EXCLUSIVE: Nikki & Brie @BellaTwins attacked @RondaRousey because they want to start a #Bellalution ahead of #WWEEvolution. #Raw pic.twitter.com/Dl2iPSSqoJ— WWE (@WWE) October 9, 2018Later during the night, it was announced that Nikki would get a shot at the RAW Women’s Championship later this month at WWE Evolution on October 28.Formerly, good friends, Rousey has now found two new enemies. In her latest interview, Ronda reacted to the betrayal by the Bellas this past Monday and said, “Nikki Bella, Brie Bella…they’re a bunch of untrustworthy bitches.”Here’s the clip of Ronda Rousey’s appearance on TMZ Sports: Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgUnlike the previous seasons, Delhi Daredevils have looked solid this season with four wins from six matches so far. Zaheer Khan’s side is sitting pretty at the second spot on the table after thumping Kolkata Knight Riders at home by 27 runs. All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite said that they now have a ‘fun dressing room’ and it is helping them play well this year. (Full Coverage|Points Table)Brathwaite made a good comeback to the side after missing two games, scoring crucial 34 off 11 balls and taking three wickets on Saturday.”I won’t talk about past since I was not there but this year there is lot of stress on processes and solid preparations. It’s a fun dressing room. Then players are good friends off the field and that unites them on the field under pressure,” the West Indies batsman said. (Also read: Dejected Gautam Gambhir urges KKR players to fire) Brathwaite also stressed that he was not dropped from the side in previous games.”It’s horses for courses. Imran Tahir did not play today but it’s not that he was dropped. I was not dropped. Only thing is that only four foreign players can play but still the one who is missing out gives same support to the team.”Brathwaite also said that Feroz Shah Kotla track’s changed nature suited his batting style.”Then pitch was true. But Karun Nair and Sam Billings allowed me to bat where I wanted to bat. They laid the foundation,” he said of their 105-run stand for the fourth wicket which helped them post 186 for 8 after being 32 for 3 in 5 overs.advertisementHe also said that he does not put himself under pressure and it was not possible to get big shots everytime he comes to the crease.”It does not happen everyday,” he said when reminded of his breathtaking 10-ball 34 that helped West Indies win the World T20.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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first_imgFifties from Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets at the Eden Gardens. (LIVE SCORECARD)Kolkata Innings:19.30 IST: Delhi skipper, Zaheer Khan says that they had the platform but failed to capitalize. Feels that they fell 15 runs short of their target and the dropped catches added to the woes. Informs once again they failed to give the finishing touches to their innings. Jokes about asking the wrong person about the drop catch and says that the timing of those dropped catches were wrong. Opines that they will have to regroup. Adds that the winning momentum is crucial and hopes they have one of those matches where one steps up and takes the game away from the opposition. Informs that he will be able to give the update on his injury tomorrow morning.Not a great game for us.Congratulations @KKRiders on the win.#DDTweets#KKRvDD#DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 28, 201719.26 IST: Gautam Gambhir made sure he stayed till the end to take his team over the line as he remained unbeaten on a fabulous 71. For Delhi it was another disappointing game. None of the bowlers except for Rabada stepped up to the occasion. Morris, their star performer had an off day with both bat and ball. There fielding was not upto the mark either and that sums up their performance today. A lot to ponder about Zaheer and his men.19.23 IST: Kolkata continue from where they left off in Pune. Gambhir was confident of chasing and he’s done it in style. Chasing a target of 161, Rabada cleaned up the danger-man Sunil Narine early. But much to his dismay, Robin Uthappa came out all guns blazing. He started to attack from the word go and quickly raised to his half century. Gambhir was happy as always to play the second fiddle and together they were accounted for a marvelous 108-run off just 66 balls. It sealed the deal as the equation came down to just 60 from the last 10 overs.advertisementClinical performance at Eden!#Gambhir and #Uthappa played their part perfectly as we continued our prime form in #IPL2017.#AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/E83Bsbnjnt- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201719.20 IST: Wide! Rabada completes the formality. Bangs it short down the leg side. Gambhir leaves it and a wide is signalled. That will do it for Kolkata. They extend their winning streak as they WIN COMFORTABLY BY 7 WICKETS AND 22 BALLS TO SPARE!Too easy for us in the end!We chase the target of 161 in 16.2 overs. Great job, #Knights! ??? #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 2017 19.19 IST: FOUR! On a length on the pads. It’s too easy for Gambhir as he flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Just 1 run needed now!FOUR! #Gambhir flicks it off his pads and it goes into the gap for a boundary. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/NmCzpSYRFf- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201719.17 IST: Rabada to continue.19.16 IST: FOUR to end the over. 16 overs gone. KKR 156/3. Just five needed to win now.19.14 IST: FOUR! Fuller length delivery, angling away, driven on the up through wide mid off for a boundary. What a placement this!19.13 IST: FOUR! Beautifully placed! Back of a length outside off, Jackson punches it on the up past a diving Cummins at point for a boundary.19.13 IST: Morris back on for DD.19.10 IST: 15 overs gone and it’s time for the strategic time-out. KKR 140/3 in their chase of 161.TIMEOUT! ??A massive 108-run partnership between #Uthappa and #Gambhir has put us in a driving seat. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/jF8hZnxuuA- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201719.09 IST: Debutant Sheldon Jackson out in the middle.19.07 IST: OUT! Timber! Fuller length on middle and off. Pandey misses a straighter one as he looks to play it across the line. The ball goes off the pads onto the stumps.  Rabada gets Pandey for 5. KKR 139/3 from 14.5 overs in their chase of 161.WICKET! 139 / 3?Rabada picks up his 2nd wicket of the game, #Pandey misses the full delivery & is bowled. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201719.05 IST: Rabada back on for DD.19.04 IST: GG now has 6,000 T20 runs and 4,000 of them have come in the IPL. What a player! The captain continues his great form! ???Brings up his 35th @IPL fifty in style. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/tkbw0XPyzc- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201719.03 IST: FOUR! Friendly half-tracker from Mishra. Pandey says thank you and pulls it hard through the gap between long on and deep mid-wicket for a boundary. 13 off the over. KKR 138/2 from 14 oves in their chase of 161.advertisement19.03 IST: FOUR! Perfectly placed! Served outside off, spinning away, Gambhir waits for it and cuts it through the gap between point and backward point. Bisects Zaheer and Anderson perfectly to get another boundary to his name.Back-to-back boundaries for #Gambhir! He exactly knows where the fielders are! #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/07klOXEzd2- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201719.02 IST: FOUR! Delicate! Full on leg, Gambhir kneels down and sweeps it fine down the leg side for a boundary.19.00 IST: Mishra back on.19.00 IST: 13 gone and KKR are 125/2 in their chase of 161.18.59 IST: FOUR! Nicely done! Wide outside off, Gambhir shimmies a touch and slashes it past point for a boundary and fifty for Gambhir.18.57 IST: Manish Pandey out in the middle..@im_manishpandey is next to the crease. This is his 50th game for us in @IPL. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/9AxYSCsY8V- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201718.56 IST: OUT! Bull’s Eye! Back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir chops it to point and takes off for a quick single. Nair there, gets to the ball and hurls a direct hit at the striker’s end. Uthappa feels he is well in but still the umpire goes upstairs. And to Uthappa’s surprise, he is well short of his ground. Finally some luck for Delhi. Uthappa out for 59. KKR 117/2 from 12.1 overs in their chase of 161.  18.55 IST: FOUR! Top shot! Back of a length delivery around off. Gambhir stays tall and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Good start to the over.18.55 IST: Anderson back on for DD.18.54 IST: 12 gone. KKR 113/1 in their chase of 161.18.53 IST: Uthappa now has the most number of sixes in this year’s IPl  with 17 sixes.18.52 IST: SIX! Uthappa on fire! Loops it full outside off, Uthappa kneels down and slogs it over long on for a maximum. There’s not stopping him today. Brings up the 100-run partnership. Back to back century stand between the two.18.51 IST: Mishra back on for Delhi.18.50 IST: KKR 104/1 after 11 overs in their chase of 161.18.46 IST: Cummins to continue.18.45 IST: Eight runs off the over. KKR 101/1 after 10 overs in their chase of 161.18.44 IST: FOUR! Pulled away! Short on middle, Gambhir pulls it over mid-wicket from outside off. Another boundary and 100 is up for Kolkata! 18.40 IST: Fifty for Uthappa. Off just 24 balls.#Uthappa is striking at over 200 and leading this run-chase for us!This is his 20th @IPL fifty. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/z4I3xdR9AE- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201718.40 IST: Anderson back on for Delhi.18.39 IST: Nine overs gone. KKR 93/1 in their chase of 161. 18.38 IST: FOUR! Just over Mishy boy! Cummins after bowling a series of short ball, pitches one up. It’s full in the slot as Uthappa lofts it towards mid off. Mishra leaps high but the ball goes well over the short man to the fence. The runs coming thick and fast for the hosts here.FOUR! #Uthappa lofts the ball over the short mid off fielder & has got us the desired momentum. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/nUpwQRLes1advertisement- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201718.36 IST: SIX! Robieeeeee, you freaking beaudddyy! He’s making it look so easy! Destructive batting this! Back of a length delivery on middle, sits up at a nice height too. Robin picks up the length early and pulls it with authority to dispatch it over mid-wicket for another maximum.SIX! There’s no stopping #Uthappa out here, another maximum into the crowd with a magnificent pull. ??? #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/oSxWFkCKwn- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201718.36 IST: Cummins back on.18.35 IST: What a pair. This is the 15th 50-run partnership in @IPL between these two stylish batsmen. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201718.34 ist: 19 runs off the over. KKR 80/1 after eight overs in their chase of 161.Deja vu? ??#Uthappa & #Gambhir are putting up a similar show from our previous game against RPS. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201718.33 IST: SIX! Ahhh… Classical! Good length delivery, angling in on the pads. Robin Uthappa stays put and just wrists it over mid-wicket nonchalantly. Enough meat on that one as the ball sails over the fence for the second maximum off the over.18.32 IST: FOUR! Fuller on the pads, Uthappa flicks it a bit uppishly over mid-wicket. Has not timed it well but had enough legs to cross the fence.18.31 IST: SIX! Flattieeeee! Short and angling in on the body but Uthappa is up for it. He swivels a touch and pulls it handsomely over square leg for a maximum.SIX! #Uthappa made that look too easy, he pulls a short delivery from Morris for a flat six on the leg side. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/FtzExIMG5S- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201718.30 IST: Morris back on.18.29 IST: FOUR! Not an easy shot to play! Loopy delivery around off, Gambhir makes room and lofts it cleanly over extra cover for a boundary. KKR 61/1 from seven overs in their chase of 161.18.28 IST: FOUR! Deft from Robin! Quicker one and it turns away after landing, Uthappa makes the most of the pace as he runs it down past Morris at first slip for a boundary towards third man.18.26 IST: FOUR! Lovely use of the feet there! Loopy leg break around middle and off, Gautam skips down the track and whips it with the turn over mid-wicket for a boundary. Superb shot!18.26 IST: Amit Mishra into the attack.18.22 IST: End of six overs and it’s time for the strategic time-out. KKR 47/1 in their chase of 161.18.22 IST: FOUR! In the air… safe again! Good length, angling in, Uthappa is early into his clip. The ball just about evades the man at mid on, it was Ankit Bawne. The ball hits the practice pitch and races away to the fence for a boundary. 11 off the over!FOUR! #Uthappa ends the over with a boundary, he chips the ball over the diving mid-on fielder. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/jWmxMcaXWS- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201718.21 IST: Four Leg Byes! Strays on the pads, Uthappa misses his flick as the ball goes off the pads and runs down to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Kolkata won’t mind those.18.20 IST: In the air… safe! Uthappa is having some luck going his way this season. To add to it, whenever he’s gotten one, he’s took full toll of it. Delhi beware! Short of a length delivery on middle, it rises off the deck and Uthappa is hurried into the pull. Gets a top edge and Samson from mid-wicket and Mishra from short fine leg come to take it but none of them say MINE! That ball dies down safely and a single is taken.18.19 IST: Good news for Delhi as their skipper Zaheer is back on the field.18.19 IST: Rabada back on for DD.18.17 IST: End of the fifth over. KKR 36/1 in their chase of 161.18.16 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings! On a length and on the pads, Gambhir just helps it on its way past short fine leg for a boundary.18.12 IST: Pat Cummins into the attack.18.11 IST: Good first over from Morris. Four overs gone. KKR 30/1 in their chase of 161.18.09 IST: Chris Morris into the attack.18.07 IST: Three overs gone. KKR 26/1 from three overs in their chase of 161.After 3 overs, we are 26/ 1. #Gambhir & #Uthappa are playing cautiously and will look to get the momentum on our side. #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201718.05 IST: FOUR! Flayed! Anderson hurls it on a length and wide outside off, Gambhir is quick to hit i through point. It blazed away to the fence.18.05 IST: Zaheer Khan is walking off the field as he cramped up after bowling the previous delivery. Corey Anderson to continue the over.18.02 IST: Two overs gone. KK8 18/1, chasing 161. Gambhir 4*, Uthappa 5*18.02 IST: Four Byes! Short of a length delivery, at 146 kph, it rises off the deck as Robin Uthappa ducks under it. It’s so tough to gather has even a leaping Pant couldn’t stop it. Bonus runs for the hosts.18.01 IST: FOUR! Uthappa is away! But can say Shreyas Iyer helped him too. Rabada drifts it on the pads, Uthappa just flicks it sweetly through mid-wicket. Iyer in the deep does well to stop it but at the last moment he fails to gather it as the ball crosses the rope.18.00 IST: Robin Uthappa comes out to bat.17.58 IST: OUT! Castled! Full and straight on the stumps, Sunil Narine is beaten for sheer pace here and Rabada makes him hear the death rattle. Narine, the dangerous Narine is sent back cheaply this time. Delhi get an early breakthrough.17.58 IST: Kagiso Rabada to share the new ball with Zaheer.17.59 IST: FOUR!17.54 IST: Good first over from Zaq. KKR 8/0 after one over. Still need 153 runs to win. Gambhir 3*, Narine 4*17.51 IST: Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine to open for Kolkata while Zaheer Khan has the ball for Delhi. #KKRStatCorner@SunilPNarine74 has scored 125 runs in boundaries (89%) out of 137 runs in #IPL2017. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201717.48 IST: Gautam Gambhir is just five runs away from regaining the Orange Cap.17.47 IST: The target that is set looks to be an easy one considering the way Kolkata has been chasing so far but mind you, Delhi do have the bowling attack to restrict them. Join us in a bit to see if Kolkata win 2 out of 2 against the men from the capital city this season.Delhi Innings:17.43 IST: However, the 16th over from Nathan Coulter-Nile turned the tides in the hosts’ favour as he picked up two wickets in the same over. Delhi found it difficult to score towards the end as the home side were right on the money. Coulter-Nile was the standout bowler, picking up a 3-fer. Once again their spinners Narine and Kuldeep were magnificent in their respective spells to dry up the runs. The target that is set looks to be an easy one considering the way Kolkata has been chasing so far but mind you, Delhi do have the attack to restrict them. Join us in a bit to see if Kolkata win 2 out of 2 against the men from the capital city this season…17.41 IST: Kolkata will be pretty pleased with their efforts with the ball! They have conceded just 24 runs in the last 4 overs and that should tell you how beautifully they bowled in the death overs. Delhi started off really well with Samson and Nair. Once the latter departed, Shreyas Iyer continued the good work. He along with Samson accounted for a 75-run stand and it seemed like the visitors will make it big.17.38 IST: Coulter-Nile’s 3/34 helps Kolkata restrict Delhi to 160/6 in 20 overs. Samson 60, Iyer 47Kolkata will be pretty pleased with their efforts with the ball! They have conceded just 24 runs in the last 4 overs and that should tell you how beautifully they bowled in the death overs. Delhi started off really well with Samson and Nair. Once the latter departed, Shreyas Iyer continued the good work. He along with Samson accounted for a 75-run stand and it seemed like the visitors will make it big.17.38 IST: Full outside off, driven hard but straight to covers. Just a single to end the innings. DELHI FINISH ON 160/6! 17.36 IST: Coulter-Nile to Morris, WICKET! 3-fer for Coulter-Nile! Full and wide outside off, Morris kneels down and slices it over backward point. Woakes in the deep, runs to the ball and takes a good low catch, diving forward. DD 159/6 in 19.5 ovs WICKET! 159/6Coulter-Nile picks up his 3rd wicket as @chriswoakes takes a brilliant diving catch at third-man. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/fGes4e8rIk- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201717.32 IST: Coulter-Nile to Bawne, FOUR!17.30 IST: Excellent over from Woakes, just five runs conceded. DD 154/5 in 19 overs17.25 IST: Brilliant stuff from Kolkata pacers this season.#KKRStatCornerOur pacers have picked up 3?7? wickets so far, highest from any team in #IPL2017. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201717.23 IST: RUN OUT! Anderson makes the full oh his lives! Flatter delivery, spinning away, dabbed in the point region. Morris calls for a single but seeing Gabhir rush to the ball, sends Anderson back. Anderson is halfway down the track and can’t reach back in time as Gambhir makes an underarm throw to his keeper, who knocks off the stumps. The dangerous Anderson departs. DD 146/5 in 17.1 ovsWICKET! 146/5A mix-up in the middle between Morris & Anderson leaves the latter in no man’s land, he’s run-out by a long distance. #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201717.16 IST: Coulter-Nile to Iyer, OUT! Iyer departs! Another full delivery, angling in at 140 kph. It’s too quick for Iyer as he is late into the shot and gets rapped on the pads. There’s an appeal and umpire Llong obliges immediately. Iyer departs after playing a good handy knock. DD 140/4 in 15.5 ovsWICKET! 1?4?0? / 4?Another one for Coulter-Nile, the reverse swing doing the trick as Iyer misses the flick shot. #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/qyavUcHBxU- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201717.12 IST: Coulter-Nile to Pant, OUT!! Coulter-Nile strikes! Very full crossed seam delivery, angling into the southpaw, Pant looks to play it across the line but is tad late in bringing his bat down. Gets rapped low on the pads and the players start appealing and is ruled out straightaway. DD 131/3 in 15.1 ovs WICKET! 131/3Coulter-Nile strikes on the first ball after being brought into the attack! Pant misses the ball and is adjudged LBW. #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/wyAlPC0PPm- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201717.11 IST: Excellent over from Narine, just 8 runs came off it. DD 131/2 in 15 ovs17.06 IST: Umesh to Samson, OUT! Plumb! Fuller length delivery, angling in, Samson gets across to play it across the line but misses it completely. Gets rapped on the pads in front of the wicket and the umpire raises his finger immediately to the appeal. Umesh gets his man. Samson has to depart after playing another fine knock! DD 123/2 in 14 ovsWICKET! 1?2?3? / 2?@y_umesh gets Samson for 60 as he’s trapped LBW right in front of the stumps. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/QsICCRsfcT- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201717.00 IST: de Grondhomme’s first over goes for 15 runs – 4, 1, 1, 6, 2, 1. Delhi 108/1 in 13 overs16.58 IST: de Grondhomme to Iyer, SIX! Stand and deliver! Length delivery, angling in, Iyer goes back and punches it uppishly with the angle. Times it so well that the ball sails over the deep mid-wicket fielder for a maximum.100 comes up for DD with that six from Iyer over deep midwicket. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201716.55 IST: Kuldeep to Samson, SIX! Tossed up around middle and off, Samson kneels down and slog sweeps it over square leg for a maximum. Gets to his fifty with that. What an innings it has been from him. He is having a great season. DD 93/1 in 12 ovsAnother well played innings and another great 50 for #DilliBoy #SanjuSamson. #KKRvDD #DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/RveKgKRQFT- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 28, 2017Samson brings up his 50, he’s battled hard out there in the middle. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201716.52 IST: Robin Uthappa is off the field, Sheldon Jackson is keeping wickets for KKR for now. Excellent over from Umesh, conceded just five runs. DD 83/1 in 11 ovs.16.48 IST: After 10 overs, Delhi are 78/1. Samson 44*, Iyer 13*. Current stand: 30 off 31 balls.16.42 IST: Strategic time-out has been taken. No boundaries scored in the last four overs. DD 71/1 in 9 overs. Samson 42*, Iyer 8*. Last 4 ovs – 23 runs.TIMEOUT! ??DD are 7?1? / 1? after 9 overs.Our bowlers have pulled things back after a strong start from DD. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/fVQr8FJhsf- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 2017The spirit of sportsmanship. #KKRvDD #DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/qzp0KOJijH- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 28, 201716.38 IST: After 8 overs, DD are 6?6? / 1?.6 runs from @imkuldeep18’s over as he keeps the batsmen guessing with variations. #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201716.34 IST: Umesh returns for his second spell, concedes just 7 runs. DD 60/1 in 7 ovs, run rate – 8.57.@y_umesh keeps it tight and goes for 7 runs. DD are 60/1 after 7 overs. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201716.29 IST: Delhi have scored 53/1 in the 6 overs of the powerplay. Samson 30*, Iyer 2*50 runs up for DD, @imkuldeep18 is in the attack as #Gambhir opts for spin from both ends. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201716.24 IST: Narine to Karun, OUT! Gone! Sunil Narine strikes in his very first over! Sunil Narine bowls a flatter delivery around off, Nair gets down to sweep it away but gets beaten and is hit on the pads. They appeal for an LBW and the umpire raises his finger. Replays show the impact was just outside the line and would have gone onto clip the off stump. Kolkata will take that as they have broken the opening stand. DD 48/1 in 5 ovsWICKET! 4?8? / 1?#Narine strikes in his 1st over, Nair is judged LBW as he misses the sweep shot. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/KkomlGTFpk- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201716.20 IST: Sunil Narine brought into the attack to stem the flow of runs now.4?1? / 0? after 4? overs.This has been an adventurous start from DD. https://t.co/XRBSC4y4Ad #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201716.16 IST: Woakes to Samson, FOUR! Terrific stuff! Woakes with a cross seam delivery, wide outside off and a tinge of width as well. Samson latches onto it with a cut behind point for another boundary.The Eden Gardens outfield is lightening fast. The ball just races away to the boundary in no time. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201716.16 IST: Woakes to Samson, FOUR! Finds the gap! Good length delivery outside off, Samson lunges a bit and punches it between cover and cover-point. Once it pierced the gap it was always running away for a boundary.16.12 IST: Coulter-Nile to Karun, FOUR! Deft from Sanju! Short of a length delivery outside off, Samson waits for it till the last moment, opens the bat face and glides it past Yusuf Pathan at first slip for a boundary. Outfield is rollicking quick!A great over for us as we take 14 runs from that one.#DDTweets #KKRvDD Zor se bolo #DilDilliHai!- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 28, 201716.12 IST: Coulter-Nile to Karun, FOUR! Superbly done! On a good length and moves away a touch, Karun Nair leans into it and unfurls a punchy drive through cover-point for back-to-back boundaries.16.11 IST: Coulter-Nile to Karun, FOUR! Easily done! Too straight from Coulter-Nile again and Nair just helps it off his pads behind square on the leg side for a boundary.16.10 IST: Umesh to Samson, SIX! Sweet! Back of a length delivery on middle, Samson is quick to pounce on it as he swivels on the back foot and pulls it over deep backward square leg for a biggie. DD 17/0 in 2 ovsHuge one from #SmashingSamson which goes for a six. #DD 17/0 after 2 overs. #DDTweets #KKRvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 28, 201716.05 IST: Coulter-Nile to Karun, FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile errs in line on the last ball of the over. Strays on the hips, Nair clips it past Sunil Narine at short fine leg. Deep square leg fielder comes to his right but the ball wins the race. Delhi 5/0 in 1 over Last ball of the over and that’s runs away for a four. Good shot #KarunNair, #DD 5/0. #DDTweets #KKRvDD #DilDilliHai- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 28, 201716.00 IST: Karun Nair and Sanju Samson walk on to the field. Coulter-Nile will start the attack for the Knight Riders.15.56 IST: Sheldon Jackson will be making his IPL debut in this match.Here are @ShelJackson27’s T20 career stats for you as he makes his @IPL debut. Wish you all the best! #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/bslOJnwTMr- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201715.35 IST: For DD – Ankit Bawne comes in place of Aditya TareIt’s game day and here’s a look at our playing XI for the match. #KKRvDD #DilDilliHai pic.twitter.com/orusT3n0Ag- Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 28, 201715.33 IST: For KKR – Coulter-Nile comes back in place of Darren Bravo, debutant Sheldon Jackson replaces Piyush Chawla.Piyush Chawla and Darren Bravo make way for @ShelJackson27 and Nathan Coulter-Nile. All the best, #Knights! #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KKRvDD pic.twitter.com/sE5hFDvmjj- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 28, 201715.31 IST: TOSS! Kolkata Knight Riders opt to bowl against Delhi Daredevils at Eden GardensGautam Gambhir says that they will bowl first. Feels it’s a good wicket and might get a bit better under the lights. Adds they have played only one afternoon game and it’s better to chase when you play those. Further says they need to be on the top as Delhi are a dangerous side because of some quality bowlers.Zaheer Khan says that we were looking to bat first as Kolkata is a chasing team. Adds that with both teams getting what they wish for sets up to be a good battle. Informs that they need some results in their belt. Hopes to create some winning momentum in the coming matches.Brief Preview: The fortunes of these two teams could not be any more different, Kolkata Knight Riders are sitting on top of the points table with six wins out of eight games. Delhi Daredevils, despite early promise and vigour, are languishing right at the bottom, having scrapped to only two wins in six matches.They will now meet at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata’s fortress. It has rarely been breached and popular consensus would have you believe that Delhi would find it difficult here as well.But there could be some luck for DD, who are stacked with world-class pacers in Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris and Zaheer Khan. In the last game played at the Eden, KKR’s pacers dismantled RCB for 49, the lowest score in IPL history. There is always a little something here for the faster men and DD would want to exploit the conditions, especially if there is some cloud cover, as is expected.KKR’s batsmen have been in superb form. Skipper Gautam Gambhir has 305 runs including three half-centuries. Robin Uthappa has been among the runs as well with 272 under his belt so far. His 47-ball 87 against Rising Pune Supergiant would have sent shives down every opposition camp – such was the ferocity of that knock.To top it all up, the move to push Sunil Narine up the order to open has worked wonders. The bowling has looked sharp, thanks in no small measure to their pacers up front. The spinners have delivered more often than not and that has resulted in a comfortable position for them, half-way into the tournament.The Daredevils on the other hand, have plenty of flaws to iron out. Sanju Samson’s hundred and Delhi’s subsequent drubbing of RPS in the first week of the IPL seems like in the distant past now. But Delhi have the wherewithals to come back strongly and challenge the mighty Knight Riders in their own backyard.Apart from the famed pace line-up, DD have the services of Sam Billings, Karun Nair and the young and upcoming Rishabh Pant in the batting line-up.This could be an explosive clash – KKR know they would inch ever closer to a last-four spot with another win today while DD have to win to stay in contention for the playoffs.last_img read more

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first_imgIndia vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has come out in support of experienced spin twin R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja even as conversations revolved around Kuldeep Yadav, the left-arm chinaman bowler who bamboozled England in the T20I and ODI series recently.Kuldeep picked up a five-wicket haul in the first T20I and then pocketed 6 for 25 in the first ODI. He has traumatised England so far this summer and was eventually picked as the third spinner in the squad – a rarity in overseas Test series. Many now expect him to edge out either of Ashwin or Jadeja in the first Test of the five-match series which starts in Edgbaston from August 1.However, Rahane said while Kuldeep was the X-factor in the side, it would not be wise to forget Aswhin and Jadeja, who have together taken 487 Test wickets. While Ashwin has 316 wickets and is the fastest to 300 Test wickets, Jadeja has snared 171 wickets from only 36 Tests.Kuldeep, who has played only two Tests, is likely to play in Edgbaston but that will depend on how the Indian team management looks at the pitch. It rained on Sunday but Monday was sunny and allowed India their first practice session on Monday. It is expected to be sunny and warm over the week which could mean a more significant role for the slower bowlers.However, Rahane indicated it would not be an easy choice for the leadership when it came down to finalising the spinner/s in the playing XI.READ – Virat Kohli will show British public why he is the best: Ravi Shastriadvertisement”Kuldeep is the X-factor in our team. We will have to see how the wicket will be like tomorrow and the day after but we don’t have to forget about Ashwin and Jadeja.”Ashwin and Jadeja have been doing really well for us; Ashwin especially with his batting as well as his bowling,” Rahane told the media two days before the first Test starts.”What are @ajinkyarahane88’s thoughts on the team’s spin bowling department? Interesting insights here #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/FuHYr90e3UBCCI (@BCCI) July 30, 2018READ – England 2014 to England 2018: India make big strides in Test cricketThe other concern plaguing India is the form of Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara. Neither batsman had a good time in the five-Test series back in 2014 and both men struggled in the warm-up match against Essex last week. In fact, Dhawan bagged a pair.However, Rahane said the team was “not at all worried” about the form of their two senior pros.READ – Virat Kohli’s Team India make the most of sunny day in Birmingham”We are not at all worried. Both are quality batsmen. It takes you one innings to get back in form. We all back them. But ultimately, the coach and captain will take the final decision,” he said.There was a bit of controversy over the England Test squad selection. Adil Rashid, the leg-spinner was picked in the side based on his performances in the limited-overs matches despite his reluctance to play four-day cricket. Former England skipper Michael Vaughan was critical of the move leading to a war of words between him and Rashid.But Rahane said he was not surprised with England’s decision to pick Rashid given the dry conditions in England.READ – India vs England: Injury concerns around India’s pace attack”I am not surprised with Adil Rashid’s selection – he is a very good bowler. Right now, playing in England is like playing in Mumbai or Chennai. We should back our abilities and focus on our skills.”Vice-captain @ajinkyarahane88 loves the challenges abroad and is raring to go against England #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/okTO6xwiyzBCCI (@BCCI) July 30, 2018Rahane also said India have had decent practice ahead of the opening Test. They had reduced their practice match by a day to reach Birmingham a day early. However, rain on Sunday meant the visitors could not get down to training before Monday.READ – Anderson, Broad will need to scissor Virat Kohli’s feet: Michael Vaughan”We had decent practice in Essex before and during the match. It is important to focus on the mindset especially in England – how quickly you adjust to the conditions. It will be a test of our mind and character here.”Playing in England is always a challenge, It is important to play some good cricket, rather than thinking of the result. Guys are in good shape. (We need to) enjoy the challenge of playing overseas. Really looking forward to that.”advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgThe New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) will host the Queensland Touch Association (QTA) at Tempe on Friday, 23 August and Saturday, 24 August 2008. The fiercest of rivals will compete in Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Mixed Open, Men’s 20’s, Women’s 20’s, Men’s 30’s, Women’s 30’s, Men’s 35’s, Women’s 35’s, Men’s 40’s, Women’s 40’s, Men’s 45’s, and Men’s 50’s divisions to determine the overall winner.The two states last competed in 2006 where NSWTA defeated QTA winning seven of the thirteen divisions. QTA will be looking to add to their three titles won since the inaugural State of Origin Series was conducted at the NSW State Cup in Port Macquarie in 1995.For more information about the 2008 State of Origin, please visit the website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=931&pID=14last_img read more

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first_imgMichiganmusical theatre grads gather to sing a song.Michigan The VictorsMichigan’s “The Victors” is one of the most recognizable fight songs in college football, but we’re not sure if it’s ever been performed quite like this. This video emerged over the weekend, and it features 22 Michigan musical theatre grads doing their own rendition of “The Victors” at a graduation party. The footage was posted by Scott Orr yesterday. This version of the song is very different, and pretty impressive.  Listen to this! What happens when 22 talented UMich musical theatre grads sing their version of the University of Michigan fight song at their graduation party. Awesome!Posted by Scott Orr on Sunday, May 3, 2015last_img

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first_imgU.S. women’s national team stars Megan Rapinoe and Christen Press have said that U.S. Soccer’s lack of interest in paying them equal bonuses as the men’s team led to the breakdown of mediation talks between the two sides this week.U.S. Soccer and the USWNT held mediation talks in New York this week but on Wednesday, a USWNT spokeswoman said that those talks had broken down.The two sides were looking for a way to settle the USWNT’s gender discrimination lawsuit out of court but after the talks produced no results, a trial appears more likely than ever.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? On Thursday, Rapinoe and Press went on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “Today” to explain why mediation talks broke down. “I think, unfortunately, it was just the concept of paying us equally,” Press said on NBC of where the talks fell apart. “We never even got past that.”We were very hopeful in our discussions with them that they were going to take our proposals and our positions seriously, which is simply that every game that we play, we get compensated the same way a man would for playing or winning that game. And it broke down right there.”Achieving equal pay can be a difficult aim due to the difference in salary structures between the U.S. men and women’s teams. The men are paid only in bonuses while the women receive a full salary and benefits from U.S. Soccer in addition to bonuses. Rapinoe reiterated the stance of her teammate, saying that the USWNT is looking for the bonuses for the women’s team to be the same as the men’s team.”I think there’s a little bit of room for the contracts to be different, our realities are different,” Rapinoe said on NBC.”But as Christen was saying, I think it’s fair for us to ask that when we play a game, and we win that game or we tie that game or we lose that game that we should be paid the same as our male counterparts.”With no agreement in sight, the two sides appear likely to resolve their differences in court. On CBS, Press expressed her optimism that the USWNT would ultimately triumph. “We are very confident that if this needs to go to litigation that we have a great case,” Press said.last_img read more

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first_imgKelly English (New Orleans & Memphis):Tell us about the Memphis food scene currently.It’s a great town to be in right now. One of the really cool things is this new crop of restaurants that have happened over the past ten years. They are really personal places. Even though it’s not a fancy setting, we have a reputation as a food town because of barbecue. It’s the time-honored traditions that drive the food scene still. Not necessarily the ingredients but the passion for telling a story.What can we expect from you at the Cross Country Barbecue?We are working with Fox out of Atlanta. Whether you are a pit master or chef we love what we do and we love food and bringing people together. We talked a lot about what we want to do. Their style is really driven by beef while it’s mostly all pork in Memphis. We are going to do a Middle Eastern Kafta, which is a meatball ground up with different proteins. We are going to smoke some beef and then bind it with a rice grit and season it up with some things from that part of the world. That is completely out of the box for both of us.I see you are partnering with Chef Jeremiah Bacon at Oak Steak house to focus on ‘contemporary southern cuisine’. What does that mean to you?When Jeremiah and I started talking we really wanted to take a trip through the Creole eyes of our region. I grew up in New Orleans and you can see the difference from Lowcountry and Creole yet they have similar strains but come out in completely different manners. We are going from north of Charleston all the way down to New Orleans and discovering what people have left along the way.The definition of a Southerner changes every day. We have new people coming through every day who add to our culture, while we keep one foot firmly planted in who we are, we continually look ahead at who we are going to be.People always try to compare New Orleans to Charleston. I think they are apples and oranges (or shrimp to oysters?).I do think they are very different and I wish people would stop making cities compete with each other. At one place you have one style of food and you have a different one in the other. If you put each of them in a competition with themselves they are both going to win.What are you most excited to do/see in Charleston?I was there a couple of years ago and it is such a special town and there are only a few places in America that there is just one of and Charleston is one of those places. I am looking forward to drinking at Edmonds Oast, eating at Macintosh and FIG and all the drinks in between! What if you could party with famous chefs, wine makers, restaurant owners and whiskey connoisseurs over one weekend in one of America’s most amazing towns? That’s what happens the first weekend in March in Charleston, South Carolina. For the past ten years, BB&T Charleston Wine & Food has been hosting this lip smacking good festival where guests can experience local Lowcountry food with James Beard winning chefs, authors and food enthusiasts (We are going to try to get through this entire article without using the word, ‘Foodie’).In honor of the upcoming event we interviewed four epic participants from around the nation to hear what they have in store for the festival and what they are most looking forward to doing in the Holy City. Hint: Lots of drinking.Kent Graham (Atlanta & Montgomery)Can you explain the importance of eating local to our readers?It is not just about eating local it is about the economics. You are keeping money in the community when you eat and shop local. When you shop at the farmers market, you are supporting people within a 50-mile radius of you. Also, the more local, the fresher the product. You can be eating something that was picked that morning and are catching it at its peak. Sure, we buy bananas from South America at the grocery store but if I can, I try to get 75% of my produce locally.We are excited to see what you have in store at the BBQ Takeover, any hints?We haven’t decided fully but we may prepare a whole lamb with Merguez spice but approach it from a Southern angle using oak and pecan wood for maximum flavor. We thought, ‘How can we make it fun? How can we make it new?’I assume you are finding a local lamb for this?I’m working with Brannon Florie from The Granary for that one- he finds the local purveyors since he knows the market better than I do.Ok, so what makes Memphis BBQ different?The best way to put it: It is a huge personal question!For me, it evokes Sundays at the table with my family having 2pm lunch with a pile of BBQ, slaw and cheap simple potato chips and baked beans.That was a ritual.But above anything else it is about the pig. It should be dry rubbed so as not to mask the natural taste. When you bite into Memphis style you bite into gastronomical construction! The taste of the smoke and the pig wafting over your senses, you are kissed by that taste of the bread and the cole slaw. You get this one wonderful taste.And I’m not knocking others’ barbecue but when you have Memphis style, you have the most edible way of eating barbecue (since it is between two pieces of bread).We know you are big on fried chicken – do you have any tips for our guys on making the best?One of the things I tell people is to buy an all-natural bird from a local farmer since they have the best taste.–       Cut the chicken into nines (my dad’s from south Alabama and that is how they do it).–       Pull off the back end of the breast, the pulley bone; it’s an extra little piece.–       I came up with a brine- I brine for 72 hours. I am not giving up the recipe but its’ main ingredient is iced tea. It gives the chicken a wonderful internal taste.–       I then use a buttermilk rinse.–       Then it goes into a well-seasoned flour.–       It’s fried nicely and then I top it with honey or sorghum. I prefer sorghum.–       Add flakey salt and chopped thyme for some greenery. I do use thyme in my brine too.What are you most looking forward to doing in Charleston?I love Charleston! It’s the first time I’ve been a participant!I of course am looking forward to eating. We are also releasing news on my new restaurant- Field Dog Kitchen that will be opening in Atlanta.When I’m in Charleston it’s all about the comradery. When I go to Lambs and Clams on Friday night we get to hang out with other chefs; we are not being scrutinized and we are able to have great conversations.It’s the time to talk, build, move forward, share, show off and have fun and really enjoy our industry! As a chef its kind of like you are out of the kitchen, but in the kitchen and having a lot of fun.Jim Meehan (Portland, Oregon):Our parent company, DigitalTrends.com is based in PDX, what made you move there?My wife and I have a two-year-old daughter and were ready for a change of pace lifestyle-wise.   Portland has big city amenities such as excellent restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, with small town luxuries like short commutes to the airport and a laid back vibe.   It’s also nestled in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.Your ‘Subzones of Whiskey’ event is a definite can’t miss for our readers. Tell us a bit about it and some of the whiskeys you are most excited about at the moment.Whiskey is so popular right now that it’s tough to get my hands on bottles I used to take for granted years ago. I’d say my favorite bottle of 2014 was the cask strength Parker’s Heritage release of 13-year-old Bernheim Wheat Whiskey. I’m looking forward to trying the new Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey from Middleton later this year, and can’t wait to taste the Watermelon Brandy (sorry: not a whiskey) from High Wire: hope they saved me a bottle!The whiskey category has exploded over the past decade thanks to the popularity of cult bottlings like Pappy Van Winkle, in addition to releases from craft distilleries such as Balcones, Tuthiltown, and Anchor, whose success has helped drive whiskey prices through the roof. I’m looking forward to talking about the laws, production practices, pricing and most importantly, the liquid, to help attendees evaluate their options more objectively.We hear you are going to be behind the bar at Husk. Do you have a relationship with Sean Brock And what might you be conjuring up that evening?Sean and I sat across from each other on a puddle jumper to Aspen (Food & Wine) a few years ago and finally met formally in Charleston during Cook it Raw a couple years ago. I got to catch up with him briefly at his book release party in Portland, and am really looking forward to tending bar at Husk. Based on the backbar there, I know I’ll be mixing with bourbon… hopefully, I’ll get some time to collaborate with his team on the cocktails I serve.We just did a collab with Moore & Giles and we are obsessed with your Sidecar. Can you tell us more about that? The inspiration came from Moore & Giles marketing director Brooks Morrison, who brought me in to develop a bartender bag and rollup with them in 2009. They started making furniture a couple years ago, and she recruited me to co-develop the bar cart with them. Designer Thomas Brennan transformed crude sketches of mine into a blueprint for cabinetmaker Brandon Ulland to fabricate prototypes. I love working with Moore & Giles because they’re committed to producing the absolute best products. Don Giles himself dubbed it the Sidecar.What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing/experiencing in Charleston?I’ve only been once, and spent most of my time on excursions for Cook it Raw. This time, I’m bringing my family along, and we’re really looking forward to it. I’m dying to check out my buddy Brooks Reitz’s new places (St. Alban and Leon’s), and to return to Husk. I had the opportunity to work with Ryan Casey last time I visited, dine with Garden & Gun’s Jess Mischner, and Joe Raya hooked me up with a Yeti full of Clinebell ice, so I look forward to catching up with all of them.   So much going on in Charleston! Patrick Krutz (Mississippi & Santa Rosa California)What made you move out West from Mississippi?I finished U Miss in 2001 and in January I went backpacking and went to New Zealand, Thailand and Australia for about six months and then was ready to enroll in law school. I wanted to have one more adventure before school though so my dad recommended I give it a shot in the wine industry and I got a job in Carmel in the summer of 2002 with all intentions of heading back to law school but never did!I really got involved in the food and wine world out there and I gravitated towards wine. Some friends out there took me under their wing and my first vintage was in 2003 and it went from there. How do you explain the rapid success of your vineyard?Well it wasn’t too rapid. I never studied viniculture (Ole Miss doesn’t offer that!) but I started small and in 2004 I still wasn’t convinced I wanted to do this. I still didn’t have a bottled product. Each year I ramped up my production and I moved to West Sonoma County in 2005 since I had outgrown my garage. At that point I got serious and looked for distributors and opened a wine club. Today we produce around 250 barrels.I attribute our success to hard work, a good price, and creating our niche.We have a signature series from $35 and up and Magnolia is a value wine at around $18-25 a bottle. I see that you are participating in the Macintosh Signature dinner. Are there certain wines that pair better with Southern cuisine? Barbecue is near and dear to my heart. People refer to a grill out here as a barbecue! That’s just not right (Laughs). I cooked a pork shoulder for 13 hours for the Super Bowl and had a Pinot Noir. Pig and Pinot!When talking shrimp & grits I like a Chardonnay but a Pinot Noir can work if it is a little more on the smoky side.Any sort of grilled beef works with a bottle of Syrah.I see at the Sip + See you are pulling out a favorite vintage. Can you tell us about it?I decided to ship some magnums of 2006 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. I was tasting both of these recently and I was surprised at how lively the Chardonnay was tasting. It was vibrant and crisp and I thought it would be fun and different.The 2006 was from the Sleepy Hollow vineyard and that was from their 50 year old vines. It didn’t produce much, but what it did produce was powerful stuff.Anderson Valley Pinot is an elegant, pretty and nicely aged wine. So this is kind of a blast from the past for me personally.What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing/experiencing in Charleston?This is my first time at Wine & Food. I haven’t really looked at how much free time I have but I want to visit some of the restaurants! Being from the South I miss that culture and cuisine. I just want to plug in whenever I’m back in the South; the people, cuisine and striking up a conversation to see where life takes you. Editors’ Recommendations What’s Amphora Wine? A Primer on One of the Oldest Ways to Make Wine Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valley A Quick and Easy Guide to Popular German Wine Varietals What is Biodynamic Wine? 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first_img A 15-million gallon water treatment facility is to be constructed on the Rio Cobre at Content, near Dam Head, in St. Catherine, under a private/public partnership (PPP), involving the National Water Commission (NWC).This was announced by President of the NWC, Mark Barnett, at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, on January 11.He pointed out that a private entity has been contracted to build the facility, with construction set to get underway later this year.“The Rio Cobre is a steady flow of water even in the worst of situations. We have about 50 million gallons of water daily, so it makes sense as I don’t have to increase capital cost from creating storage. We only have to create a treatment facility and that is what we are pursuing now,” the President said.Mr. Barnett pointed out that building the facility is one of the strategies being employed to improve the company’s operational efficiency, improve capital asset base and expand the service.He noted that the private enterprise has already secured financing under the PPP arrangement to meet the 2018 commencement date.“The treatment facility will impact Portmore, Kingston and Spanish Town,” the President said.He pointed out that the NWC will purchase water from the facility for distribution to its customers, with the non-revenue water (NRW) component being complementary. “This is expected to at least reduce our losses to about 30 per cent,” he noted. Story Highlights He pointed out that the NWC will purchase water from the facility for distribution to its customers, with the non-revenue water (NRW) component being complementary. “This is expected to at least reduce our losses to about 30 per cent,” he noted. “The Rio Cobre is a steady flow of water even in the worst of situations. We have about 50 million gallons of water daily, so it makes sense as I don’t have to increase capital cost from creating storage. We only have to create a treatment facility and that is what we are pursuing now,” the President said. A 15-million gallon water treatment facility is to be constructed on the Rio Cobre at Content, near Dam Head, in St. Catherine, under a private/public partnership (PPP), involving the National Water Commission (NWC).last_img read more

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first_imgCahonas Scotland, the national charity dedicated to raising awareness of Male Cancers, is delighted to announce a new Ambassador of the charity – Scottish actor Kevin McKidd.McKidd – who currently stars as Dr Owen Hunt in hit US series Greys Anatomy – is one of Scotland’s most well known actors, having starred in hit film and TV series including Trainspotting, Brave and Rome.Kevin said, “I am very pleased to become ambassador of Cahonas Scotland. The charity is determined to improve awareness by focussing on early diagnosis, reducing stigmatisation and by making more people aware of the signs and symptoms of Male Cancers. I look forward to supporting the charity in its aims to bring a positive change in Male Cancer Awareness.”Ritchie Marshall, Founder of Cahonas Scotland added: “We are really pleased to welcome Kevin to the charity. The support of Ambassador to the charity will add tremendously to the work we already do in raising awareness of Male Cancers.“Kevin’s kind support to our cause will be a fantastic asset to Cahonas Scotland moving forward and we are honoured to have him on board”last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday raided premises belonging to a YSRCP’s Narsapuram MP candidate in Hyderabad in connection with a Rs 947 crore bank fraud case, officials here said.The agency registered a case against Raghurama Kishnam Raju and his company Ind-Barath Power Limited on Monday. Agency sleuths conducted searches at two of his residences and four offices of his company that lasted almost all day. The FIR registered in the case accuses Raju’s company of taking loans of up to Rs 2,655 crore from three public lenders, namely Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Rural Electrification Corporation, and India Finance Corporation. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghSources said that the loans were sanctioned for Raju’s company to undertake power projects in various parts of the country, but it was found that IBPL siphoned off Rs 947 crore of the loans to a third party. The agency’s FIR also mentions Axis Bank as an accused in the case. According to the complaint registered by PFC and other lenders, the bank was supposed to hold a trust account in IBPL’s name to protect the interest of lenders involved. However, after repeated amendments to the agreement between the borrower and lenders, Axis Bank allegedly did not follow procedure and allowed IBPL to transfer funds from the account on multiple occasions. The complaint to the CBI mentions that IBPL transferred more than Rs 357 crore to a third party, Sokeo Power Limited. While the lenders were made aware of this, IBPL and Sokeo allegedly entered into a conspiracy and signed a separate MoU that allowed Sokeo to send the funds back to Raju’s company without any liability. Raju is a Lok Sabha candidate from Narsapuram in Andhra Pradesh, which went to polls on April 11.last_img read more

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Rabat – Spanish police in Almeria, southeast Spain arrested a 22-year old man wanted by Belgian security services for drug trafficking.Spanish news outlet EFE said that the suspect had been sentenced to 40 months in prison and a fine of €16,000 in Belgium.EFE added that the police arrested the suspect while he was trying to flee to Morocco through the international port of Almeria. At the port, the suspect had to show his documentation at passport control. Customs services then discovered that the suspect is the subject of  an extradition order from a Belgian court issued on January 16, 2016. EFE said that the suspect sold more than  € 730 000 of drugs between October 2016 and March 2017.  The news outlet said that the suspect confessed that he was selling cocaine and heroin.EFE added that police in Almeria and El Ejido detained ten suspects with European arrest warrants.The suspects were from Romania, Belgium, Morocco, France, UK, and Russia.The suspects were involved in several crimes including fraud, tax evasion, social security fraud, drug trafficking, irregular migration, and sex crimes.Moroccan and Spanish security services regularly collaborate on the fight against drug trafficking, irregular migration networks, and counterterrorism. read more

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“The people of this city carry a powerful message for the world: Nagasaki must be the last. We cannot allow any future use of nuclear weapons. Their humanitarian consequences are too great,” Mr. Ban said in the message, which was delivered to the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Nagasaki by Acting High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Kim Won-soo. “I wholeheartedly join you in sounding a global rallying cry: No more Nagasakis. No more Hiroshimas,” he added, echoing the call he made in a message delivered on 6 August to a similar commemoration in Hiroshima. Mr. Ban paid tribute to those working to achieve a safer world. “Your mayors and other elected officials, your civil society groups, your academics, your students and your citizens – led by the hibakusha [survivors] – have reached out to all corners of the world to unite the international community in pursuit of a world free of nuclear weapons.” Recalling his visit to Hiroshima and Nagasaki five years ago, the Secretary-General saluted the hibakusha, who he said present “the human face of this man-made tragedy,” refusing to relent in advocating hope for a better future. “As the average age of the hibakusha passes 80, I feel a growing sense of urgency to honour their legacy by finally ridding the world of nuclear weapons. “My pledge five years ago to stand in solidarity with the citizens of Nagasaki will never waver. I am proactively working to realize our common goal. Seven decades is far too long for the world to have lived in the nuclear shadow.” More than 200,000 people died of nuclear radiation, shock waves from the blasts and thermal radiation resulting from bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Additionally, over 400,000 more people have died – and are continuing to die – since the end of the Second World War from the impacts of the two bombs. read more

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first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Obesity and being underweight are potentially modifiable risk factors for migraineDr Lee Peterlin, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US, When they compiled all of the results and adjusted for age and sex, they found that obese people were 27 per cent more likely to have migraine than people of normal weight.People who were underweight, meanwhile, were 13 per cent more likely to have migraine than people of normal weight.In the study, obesity was defined as a BMI of 30 or higher while underweight was defined as a BMI of less than 18.5.Study author Dr Lee Peterlin, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US, said: “As obesity and being underweight are potentially modifiable risk factors for migraine, awareness of these risk factors is vital for both people with migraine and doctors.”More research is needed to determine whether efforts to help people lose or gain weight could lower their risk for migraine.”Dr Peterlin said the risk between obesity and migraine was moderate and similar in size to the link between migraine and bipolar disorders and ischemic heart disease, a condition of recurring chest pain or discomfort when part of the heart doesn’t receive enough blood. People who are underweight as well as those who are obese are more likely to suffer from migraine, according to a study.Researchers looked at all 12 available studies on body mass index (BMI) and migraine, involving almost 300,000 people. She said age and sex were important variables in the relationship between body mass index and migraine.Dr Peterlin said: “This makes sense, as the risk entailed by obesity and the risk of migraine is different in women and men and in younger and older people.”Both obesity disease risk and the occurrence of migraine is more common in women and in younger people.”She added: “It’s not clear how body composition could affect migraine. Adipose tissue, or fatty tissue, secretes a wide range of molecules that could play a role in developing or triggering migraine.”It’s also possible that other factors such as changes in physical activity, medications, or other conditions such as depression play a role in the relationship between migraine and body composition.”The findings were published in the journal Neurology. last_img read more

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first_imgPiraeus Bank announced on Monday that the acquisition of the sound operations of Agricultural Bank of Greece (ATEbank) will cost it 95 million euros and create millions of euros worth of synergies, in response to resistance by ATEbank employees and left-wing political parties.Piraeus, which will absorb the sum of ATEbank deposits and its healthy loan portfolio, has the former state bank under its umbrella as of yesterday, although ATEbank will retain its brand name and branch network.The statement by Piraeus suggested that the synergies created from the absorption of ATEbank are estimated a 155 million euros after tax by 2015 and at 155 million each year thereafter. Synergies will emerge from the drastic cut of administrative expenses, the reduction of deposits cost and the optimum use of the branch network.Piraeus is acquiring healthy loans of 10.6 billion euros, Greek state bonds and treasury bills of 1 billion euros, various other assets worth 3 billion euros, as well as ATEbank’s holdings in Agrotiki Insurance, ATEbank Romania, ATebank Serbia, First Business Bank and ATE stockbrockerage. Deposits amount to 14.3 billion euros and obligations to the European Central Bank — from liquidity drawn — to 6.3 billion euros.While the two banks will have a common management, they will retain their separate networks in order to retain the comparative advantages they have, while all jobs at ATEbank will be maintained, which Piraeus insisted was its priority.ATEbank workers began yesterday rolling 24-hour strikes to oppose the lender’s sale, while the head of main opposition party, SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, branded ATEbank’s absorption by Piraeus a “scandal.” He said his party does not recognizing the move and will reverse it.The issue will be discussed on Friday in an extraordinary meeting of Parliament’s Finance Committee, in the presence of Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras and Bank of Greece Governor Giorgos Provopoulos, after a request by government coalition partners PASOK and Democratic Left.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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We were the best team John Robertson

first_imgThe former Nottingham Forest left winger talked about how his club become one of the most important in English football in the late 70s and early 80sScottish winger John Robertson played with Nottingham Forest in the English First Division from 1970 to 1983, and again from 1985 to 1986.He was part of one of the most important teams in those years, winning the First Division once, the League Cup twice, the European Cup two times and the European Super Cup once.“We were the best team or the second-best team to Liverpool,” he recently told Tifo.“Maybe people did try to buy us, but we [usually] never found out about it. Cloughie kept that sort of thing secret. He wouldn’t be telling us.”Nottingham Forest v Leeds United - Sky Bet ChampionshipRemembering Brian Clough and his most memorable quotes Boro Tanchev – March 10, 2019 “Rome wasn’t built in a day. But I wasn’t on that particular job.”  – a quote from one of the most controversial and self-confident managers in English football, Brian Clough.“Most of it was instinct,” Robertson added.“Usually when I did think about [my game], when I did visualize how to beat a full-back, it was when I’d had a nightmare the previous week. When everything’s going great you don’t think too much, then suddenly you have a bad game.”“I used to worry about when I hadn’t played well. Martin O’Neill always used to say I was a nightmare, always asking him ‘Do you think I played well today? Was I any good?’ I was a bit insecure like that,” he commented.“I hated playing badly, and yet, because of the make-up of our team, we had some of our best games when I never had a kick.”last_img read more

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Rafinha could leave Barcelona soon

first_imgThe Brazilian midfielder is not happy at the club and his father, and agent, has said Inter Milan and Roma are interested in himBrazilian midfielder Rafinha started playing with Barcelona since he was a little kid when in 2006 he joined the youth squad.He started playing professionally with the team in 2011 and has been on loan twice: one year with Celta in the 2013-2014 season and six months with Internazionale Milan.But after not playing much with the Blaugrana, his father and agent has revealed the player might move out soon.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“The manager has his ideas, but it is inexplicable that Rafinha does not play because, when he had the opportunity to do so, he played three spectacular consecutive games,” Mazinho told Corriere Dello Sport.“But football is this, we are in an excellent club. But it is clear that the goal is to play continuously and this, at the moment, does not seem possible here.”“We do not discard anything, not even leaving Barcelona in January. An ideal situation will be needed for all the parties involved,” he concluded.last_img read more

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NAFTA Talks Deadlocked With Four Months Left Until Trumps Deadline

first_img 00:00 /00:57 Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Andrew SchneiderThe next round of NAFTA negotiations could take place as early as next month. The fifth round ended last Tuesday, with the U.S., Mexico, and Canada deadlocked on a wide range of issues.President Donald Trump has set a March 2018 deadline for completing negotiations and signing a deal. Francisco Monaldi, a Mexico Center fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute, says that will be tough to meet.“The politics of it are very complex, because we have, you know, midterm elections in the U.S. next year,” said Monaldi. “We have presidential elections in Mexico that are going to happen [in] July of 2018, and so that will make it really hard for negotiations to come to a fruitful end.”Trump has repeatedly threatened to pull out of NAFTA, unless Mexico and Canada agree to revise the deal in the U.S.’ favor. The two countries account for nearly half of all Texas’ exports, including nearly all of its exports of motor vehicle parts and plastics products. Earlier this month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce projected that a U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA would put nearly 1 million Texas jobs at risk. last_img read more

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