Pep Guardiola is adamant he has no score to settle with Jurgen Klopp when Manchester City visit title rivals Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.The Catalan has suffered seven career defeats at the hands of his former Bundesliga adversary, more than any other manager during a highly successful career.Three of those have come this year alone, Liverpool prevailing in a thriller at Anfield in January and twice in last season’s Champions League quarter-finals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But with the Premier League trophy safely residing at the Etihad Stadium, Guardiola denied revenge was on his mind ahead of this weekend’s encounter.”I don’t play against Jurgen. I play against Liverpool, we play against Liverpool,” he said.”Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose. Sometimes we win competitions, sometimes we lose competitions.”He’s an excellent manager. I have a lot of respect for the way his teams play, for how proactive they are.”But it’s not about me having to beat him. In the Premier League we did it, in the Champions League we could not do it.”Liverpool have also proven to be a source of frustration for Guardiola, as the Spanish manager has won just one of his six career contests against the Reds.City and Liverpool are unbeaten after the opening seven Premier League matches, sitting level at the top on 19 points. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Kylian Mbappe did not rule out a future move to Real Madrid in the future, though the Paris Saint-Germain sensation insisted he is “very happy” at the Ligue 1 champions. Madrid have been long-term admirers of Mbappe and the 20-year-old star continues to be linked with the Champions League holders and La Liga giants. Mbappe, who helped France win the 2018 World Cup, has become a world superstar in recent season, with he and PSG ripping Ligue 1 apart. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Saturday’s 9-0 destruction of Guingamp left the club 13 points clear at the top of the table with two games in hand on their nearest challengers. Mbappe scored a hat-trick in that contest, adding to a hat-trick from Edinson Cavani and a brace from Neymar, with Thomas Meunier supplying the other tally. Following the win the youngster was asked about his future and the possibility of joining the Spanish giants. “I’m fine here, but in football and the future you never know,” Mbappe said via AS.Mbappe, who has scored a Ligue 1-high 17 goals and 21 in all competitions this season was also quick to add that he was happy in France, where he is surrounded by talent.Magnifique performance @PSG_inside pic.twitter.com/ygKlswuIBv — Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) January 19, 2019 Team-mate Cavani is second in the league scoring charts, with Neymar sat fourth. “I’m very happy with how things are going for me at Paris Saint-Germain,” he said. “I’m under contract until 2021 and so now’s not the moment to think about anything else.” PSG are back on the pitch Wednesday in French Cup action against Strasbourg before returning to league action next Sunday against Rennes to close out the month of January. The club will face a difficult February, with Lyon and Bordeaux on tap in league play and the first leg of a round of 16 tie against Manchester United set for the second week of the month.
Mumbai, Dec 23 (PTI) Superstar Aamir Khan today said he is not thinking about the box office collection of “Dangal” and rather wants the film to touch the hearts of people.Trade pundits predict that “Dangal” would collect Rs 30-Rs 40 crore on the opening day. The film hit the screens today.”I dont think so (it will make Rs 40 crore) as its a non-holiday time. I am not thinking about the numbers I am concerned about the audiences reaction. I dont have interest in numbers. I just want the film to touch the hearts of audience,” Aamir said when asked about the predictions.Aamirswife Kiran Rao, who has produced the biographical sports drama film, says even for her money is not important, but audience love matters the most.”Our biggest victory will be when people will like the film. We have made this film with so much love, we hope we have done justice to the film. People coming and watching the film will be an award for us,” she added.Aamir and Kiran were talking at the special screening of “Dangal” last night.The perfectionist actor reveals that he has kept several screenings for industry and has got good response.”I am happy with the response that we are getting for “Dangal”. We had a screening for media and even you all liked it.Aamir, 51, says, wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita on whom the film “dangal” is based have too have loved the film.advertisement”Mahavir Singh Phogat ji and both Geeta ji and Babita ji loved the film. They had tears in their eyes. It was a big responsibility on us to do justice to their life and story through the film. It feels good that they have loved the film. I am really very happy. I just hope audience, too, likes the film,” he added.The “PK” star isnt thinking about winning awards also for “Dangal”, including the Oscars.When asked his opinion on “Dangal” going for Oscars, Aamir says, “We want the Indian audience to enjoy the film and thats the biggest award for us. I am not interested in awards.”Kiran, too, is not thinking about the prestigious award at the moment.”This year, we are not eligible. Next year, we will see as its a process, the committee here (in India) has to chose the film if its chosen, then I can talk about it (Oscars),” she said. PTI KKP NP
While jallikattu has spawned to several debates across the country, actor Trisha is the latest to face the wrath of the traditional sport.According to reports, the shooting of Trisha’s Garjanai has been stalled due to protests staged by the pro-jallikattu supporters in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu.ALSO READ: Bairavaa ReviewALSO READ: Khaidi No 150 ReviewALSO READ: Gautamiputra Satakarni ReviewTrisha, who’s an avid animal lover, endorsed People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently, which has been actively voicing against bull taming sport. The supporters of jallikattu protested against Trisha thereby forcing the unit to call off the film’s shooting.Shaming her for supporting PETA, an anonymous user posted an obituary picture of Trisha on Twitter. Source: TwitterTrisha took to twitter and wrote, “I have never spoken against Jallikattu at any given point.Thank u @iam_str for making my stand clear and takin up for me as always.”Secondly,I have never spoken against Jallikattu at any given point.Thank u @iam_str for making my stand clear and takin up for me as always Trisha Krishnan (@trishtrashers) January 14, 2017I never bow down to bullyism nor do i fear you.Get off my timeline and get a life !!! Period !!! Trisha Krishnan (@trishtrashers) January 14, 2017Disrespecting a woman and her family is tamil culture?You should be ashamed to call urself a Tamilian or even speak about Tamil culture. Trisha Krishnan (@trishtrashers) January 14, 2017 It must be noted that Arya too faced brickbats for his remarks on jallikattu. Last year, Arya, in a tweet, jovially asked, “What’s jallikattu.”advertisementAfter veteran actor Kamal Haasan’s strong statement on jallikattu, several Kollywood celebs backed the traditional sport, including superstar Rajinikanth.Garjanai, which is directed by debutant Sundar B, was launched in December last year. It also stars Amit Bhargav and Vamsi Krishna in important roles. The film is an official remake of the Bollywood hit NH10.On the career front, Trisha has an interesting lineup of films this year. Apart from Garjanai, she also has Sathuranga Vettai 2 with Arvind Swamy, which is a sequel to the Tamil film of the same name.WATCH HERE: Experts react to Kamal Haasan’s statement on jallikattu (With inputs from Pramod Madhav, India Today)
The fans on Court 19 got their money’s worth on Tuesday night, watching 37-year-old Ivo Karlovic set an Australian Open record for the longest match – in terms of games, in the tiebreak era – as he beat Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-7 (6), 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 22-20 in 5 hours and 15 minutes.The fifth set took 2 hours, 37 minutes and Karlovic finished the match with an Australian Open record 75 aces.The 84-game total broke by one game the mark previously set by Andy Roddick in a five-set win over Younes El Aynaoui in 2003.Karlovic, who had the advantage of serving to take the lead in the final set, broke Zeballos’ serve in the 42nd game of the set, with Zeballos sending an attempted return wide off the court to end the match.
Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has ordered an investigation into the cause of a stampede at a football match in which at least 17 people were killed.Scores of people were injured in the stampede at a stadium in the northern city of Uige on Friday when hundreds of supporters stormed the venue’s gates. (Stampede at Angolan stadium kills 17, injures scores)”I express my solidarity with the families of the deceased and have instructed the Provincial Government of Uige to provide all necessary assistance to the injured and have given guidance to the competent authorities to open an inquiry that will establish the cause of this serious incident,” dos Santos said in a statement late on Friday.State news agency Angop said the Ministry of Sports has also asked the local football association and provincial authorities to investigate the cause of the incident.Police and football officials were not available to comment.The match between Santa Rita de Cssia and Libolo was part of Angola’s first division championship.Witnesses told Reuters on Friday that the stampede happened as a large crowd tried to enter the stadium, which would have taken the venue past its 8,000 capacity.
The Indian football team jumped 31 places to be at the 101st spot in the recently released FIFA rankings, their best in a couple of decades.From 132, Stephen Constantine’s boys rode their narrow 1-0 win against Myanmar in their third round opener of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers to record their sixth consecutive victory.India’s highest FIFA ranking so far has been 94, which was attained in February 1996 while India were ranked 99 in November 1993 and 100 in October 1993, December 1993 and April 1996.Since @StephenConstan took charge, we’ve grown from strength to strength. Our monthly ranking since then #India101 #BackTheBlue #AsianDream pic.twitter.com/WxWXcEqDls- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) April 6, 2017India accumulated a total of 331 points. Last month’s total saw them net 233 points.The near historic rise in rankings has seen Sunil Chhetri and company leapfrog North Korea, Thailand, Latvia, Jordan and former Asia champions Iraq to name a few.India are tied on points with Estonia, Lithuania and Nicaragua.India rise to 101 in @FIFAcom rankings, ranked 11th in @theafcdotcom #India101 #BackTheBlue #AsianDreamhttps://t.co/8nUheDYF8p pic.twitter.com/j9jshn7yQ8- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) April 6, 2017″It has been a difficult road. Bringing in new blood and creating competition for places in the team has been a process, and I’m pleased we are moving in the right direction,” India coach Stephen Constantine told www.the-aiff.com. “It’s been a total team effort. Unless (AIFF President Praful) Patel and (AIFF General Secretary Kushal) Das allowed me to do the things and the manner I wanted it to be done, this won’t have been possible ever.advertisement”I also need to thank the support staff for their commitment to the team,” he added.India were ranked 171 when Constantine took over the Indian team for the second time in February 2015 and slipped further to 173 in March 2015 in the FIFA ladder even before Constantine could have his first game in charge against Nepal, which India eventually won 2-0 on aggregate.”This is a great achievement and a fruitful reward for the hard work displayed by the team and the support staff on a regular basis. We at AIFF look forward to supporting the team and the coach in their endeavours to ensure sustained growth of Indian football,” All India Football Federation (AIFF) chief Praful Patel said.”The AIFF is committed to providing the best of exposure and facilities for the National Team in the form of arranging international friendlies and preparatory camps. We are delighted to achieve this milestone and hope to display the same character in our coming matches,” Das said.Post achieving the new ranking, India will play Lebanon in their first international friendly at home on June 7 before taking on Kyrgyzstan at home on June 13 in their next AFC Asian Cup qualifier.Meanwhile, Brazil toppled Argentina to become the No 1 team in the world followed by Germany, Chile and Colombia.The rankings leave India in an optimum position to penetrate the top 100, as they last did in 1996, rising to 94.
According to Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist of Apple, you need an enchanting website to pull people to your story. Kawasaki’s most recent book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, offers 11 ways to do so.I’m sharing them here. And if this topic enchants you, I urge you to consider Network for Good’s upcoming training on turning your website from ick to slick. Sign up to learn more here.Guy Kawasaki’s website basics1. Provide good content. Duh. But it’s true.2. Refresh it often. Every few days.3. Skip flashy intros. Don’t make people work to know who you are on the home page.4. Make it fast. It should load super quick.5. Sprinkle visuals! They work – just don’t overdo it.6. Provide an FAQ page. It helps people cut to the chase.7. Craft an About page so people can find the details on who you are.8. Help visitors find their way. Include search and clear navigation.9. Introduce the team. A good “who are we?” page with photos is nice.10. Optimize visits for various devices. Check how you look on tablets and mobile – especially if more than 5% of your visitors find you that way. (Google analytics will tell you.)11. Provide multiple methods of access. Show people how to find you on Facebook, Twitter, via RSS, via email, etc.
You probably already know that images are a great way to get your audience’s attention.But are the images you’re choosing really showcasing the important work your nonprofit is doing every day?Images can help you connect with your donors, members, and volunteers and make your mission come alive.To help you create and share images that have high impact, here are five image mistakes you might be making and advice on how to fix them:1. Choosing the wrong stock photosWhen possible, make sure to use photos that show real people doing real work for your organization.This could include photos of volunteers at a recent event, or behind-the-scenes snapshots of your staff at your office.When you don’t have original photos available, stock photos can provide the backup you need. Just make sure you’re choosing photos that look authentic and accurately represent your organization.2. Forgetting about mobile But before you hit send on your email, make sure you’re previewing it on your phone or tablet! With 65 percent of all email first opened on a mobile device, you need to make sure you’re looking good on mobile.Once you choose the right image, you probably can’t wait to share it with your audience. One of the most direct ways you can reach people is in their inbox.You might need to resize your image so it fits in well on a small screen. We suggest using a single column template to save your readers the trouble of zooming in or out to view your image.3. You’re not adding text to your imagesWe’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. To help your readers focus on the words that are most important to you, why not add them to your image?You can use a free tool like PicMonkey to edit images online and add text in a matter of minutes. Putting in a little extra effort can go a long way in making your image stand out and connecting it with powerful ideas.If you’re a Constant Contact customer, you can also use our built-in image editor Aviary to add text to images right within our email editor.This is not something that you need to do to every single image. Just choose one or two of your favorites to start with. You can add a powerful quote or add your logo or a hashtag to tie an image back to your organization and campaign.4. You’re not getting the most from your imagesImages can help humanize your organization across a number of different channels.Don’t limit your image’s potential by only posting it on one channel.If you’re using Instagram for example, you can easily share your photo across your different social networks — like Facebookand Twitter. You can also use images in your email marketing to help your next newsletter stand out in your supporter’s inbox.5. You’re not following up with a call to actionOnce you’ve grabbed your audience’s attention with a captivating image, makes sure you’re building on their interest by telling them what they can do to get involved.Your call to action could be something small like to visit your website or something bigger like encouraging people to make a donation. Fixing these 5 image mistakes means you’ll be ready to engage your audience, make them feel invested in your organization, and inspire them to support your cause. With the right image you can make a meaningful impression on your audience and you’ll be fresh in their minds when you need them most.
Neymar’s father has hit out at the rough treatment his son has received on and off the field after the Paris Saint-Germain star’s latest injury setback.The Brazil forward limped out of Wednesday’s Coupe de France win over Strasbourg after a strong challenge from Moataz Zemzemi.It was later confirmed that Neymar, who appeared upset as he left the pitch, had suffered a “painful recurrence” of the foot issue that sidelined him for almost three months last year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The former Barcelona forward was often been criticised for going to ground too easily, with Pele having claimed that the 26-year-old’s apparent theatrics have become difficult to defend.And in a lengthy Instagram post, Neymar Santos Sr has now hit out at those who suggested his son was guilty of inciting players to injure him.He recounted Colombia defender Juan Zuniga’s challenge that left Neymar with a fractured bone in his back, ruling him out of the 2014 World Cup semi-finals, and added of the most recent global showpiece in Russia: “A stomp on his ankle [from Mexico’s Miguel Layun] when he was out of the game. “It was said that there was nothing and that, on the contrary, he simulated. He had VAR, he had the whole world watching, but anyway, he was considered ‘guilty’.”Neymar Santos Sr also cited the Strasbourg incident to strengthen his case and said whenever his son falls, he is considered a diver and met with harsh treatment. He added: “Can we not dribble? We do not have the right to have talent? He gets carried away! “He believes that some in the press purposely insist on these facts to sell issues. “As always, life goes on, football too, and service geeks, who call themselves football experts, will continue to hold polls asking if ‘Neymar deserves to be sanctioned’.”And in concluding his tirade, he warned: “Be ready because, as always, he will come back stronger!”PSG are back in Ligue 1 action against Rennes on Sunday, with Neymar missing out and now seemingly a doubt for the Champions League last 16 meeting with Manchester United on February 12.
!(/content/ckeditor/2012/04/19/Sara headshot 2012.JPG)Today’s Supreme Court decision is a big win for forward-looking health care. The upcoming changes and provisions will have a hugely positive impact on the patient experience as a whole.While I applaud today’s decision, it is just one step. Because the truth is our country’s healthcare system is failing – it’s isolating, it’s focused on short-term profit, and it is not focused on the patient.America needs a new model that echoes the origins of insurance – where people join together to make sure they had each others’ backs when times got tough.Independent workers recognized this early on. It was only when they joined together as a group through Freelancers Insurance Company that they could leverage their own power, resulting in healthcare premiums up to 40% less expensive than the individual market.No matter the outcome, today’s Supreme Court decision was neither the beginning nor the end of our innovative health efforts. For years, Freelancers Union has been at the forefront of smarter, more patient-centered health care:In New York State, we launched Freelancers Insurance Company, a social purpose health insurance company with the goal of covering people, not maximizing profits for shareholdersThis fall, we’re opening a medical home that will provide NYC freelancers with patient-centered, integrated careIn fall 2013, we’ll start enrolling people in our Oregon, New York, and New Jersey medical CO-OPsSo let’s celebrate today’s forward momentum without losing speed. If we keep working together, the new workforce will continue to set the standard for health care that is focused on the patient, not just the profit.Let me know what you think about the ruling on Twitter @Sara_Horowitz or on the Freelancers Union Facebook page.
Michael Holding dismissed Brian Lara’s criticism of his conduct during West Indies’ 1980 tour of New Zealand, saying he has “never been interested” in the latter’s opinions.”I am not interested in whatever Brian Lara says. Never was, never will be,” that was Holding’s response when asked to comment on what Lara said against the 63- year-old while delivering the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey lecture at Lord’s last Monday.It is well-known that both the West Indies’ greats, Lara and Holding, are not the best of friends.During the MCC lecture, Lara spoke about how he was “embarrassed” by the unsportsmanlike conduct of the West Indies in the 80s and 90s.He specifically spoke about an incident that took place during the series against New Zealand in 1980, when Holding kicked the stumps in frustration.”Michael Holding decided he was no longer a cricketer, he was a footballer and he kicked a stump. I am sure the occurrences during that period had a big effect on cricket,” said Lara at Lord’s.While Lara took the opportunity to slam Holding yesterday, the he has accused the legendary batsman of “getting away with murder” during his reign.Reuters Photo Holding also aired his views about the much-hyped comparison of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, especially after the latter completed 30 ODI hundreds in the just concluded series against Sri Lanka.”There is a long long way to go (before he gets close to Tendulkar’s record) but he is certainly a great batsman,” said Holding.advertisementAsked if Kohli is a better batsman compared to Tendulkar or vice-versa, the Jamaican added: “Well, I don’t like comparisons.”Though Kohli himself has said he is not chasing Tendulkar’s mind-boggling 100 international hundreds, the 28- year-old already has 47 centuries to his name.India have an envious Test record under Kohli with the team winning its eighth series in a row, albeit most of them were won in the sub-continent.Holding said time will only tell if the current Indian team can win outside the sub-continent. The team has tough tours of England and South Africa lined-up next year.”I don’t know. They have to do it to prove it. The proof of the cake is in the eating. So we will just have to wait and see what they do (outside the sub-continent). You can’t predict these things,” Holding said.
Indian tennis ace Leander Paes on Thursday said the secret behind the success of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer is that they continue to reinvent themselves despite the wear and tear that comes with age.”They continue to reinvent themselves. They continue to learn new shots. Federer had a surgery, he was in rehab and came back to win two Grand Slams. You look at Rafa Nadal. He had shin problems… knee problems,” Paes told reporters on the sidelines of the launch of a jewellery collection from SENCO Gold in the city.”These boys were away from the circuit at the end of last year when Andy Murray and (Novak) Djokovic were doing well. Now you see the wear and tear of those two at the end of the 2016 season and now they couldn’t play at the US Open.”Now these two legends Nadal and Federer won two Grand Slams each. Let alone the Masters,” he added.While Nadal beat Kevin Anderson in the US Open final to cap off an extraordinary 2017 season as the No. 1 player in the world, in which he also won the French Open and made the Australian Open final against Federer, the latter Swiss legend bagged his eighth Wimbledon title, 14 years after his first in July.Federer also won the Australian Open earlier in the year.”I think that the true class of a champion is how you reinvent yourself to create excellence over longevity,” Paes, 44, said.Though refusing to comment on the Davis Cup where India take on Canada for the World Group playoff on Friday, Paes backed doubles specialist Purav Raja to do well. Raja replaced injured N. Sriram Balaji for the Davis Cup recently.advertisement”I am playing with him now (in the men’s doubles) and he is good. I look forward to our partnership in future.”Paes and Raja, who joined forces recently, were knocked out of the men’s doubles following a close 4-6 6-7(7) defeat against the Russian pair of Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev in the second round of the US Open.Paes, who is not part of India’s Davis Cup team, said he had nothing to prove at this stage and he plays for the love of tennis. He added that playing for India has always been special for him and he has given his best every time he has represented India.”It gives me great joy to play for my country, my city and for my people. I have done my best when I have played in the Davis Cup, Olympics and Asian Games and even when I play in a individual tournament like Wimbledon…I always play for my flag.”Paes also informed that his father, Vece, is working with the medical security team at the Salt Lake Stadium for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup starting next month.”To have the U-17 World Cup here. My father (Dr. Vece Paes) is doing a lot for medical security of the stadium. The Salt Lake Stadium looks fantastic. When I came here before, it was not that great but now it looks great. If I can catch a few matches it would be great,” the tennis ace quipped.
Titleholders Juventus were sent crashing to a 3-2 defeat at Sampdoria on Sunday and hapless Benevento were denied their first point of the season when they lost 2-1 to Sassuolo in stoppage time.Federico Peluso’s 94th-minute winner for Sassuolo, which came minutes after his team missed a penalty, meant that bottom team Benevento were condemned to a record-extending 13th straight defeat.Second-placed Juve trailed 3-0 at Sampdoria before stoppage-time goals by Gonzalo Higuain, from a penalty, and Paulo Dybala made the score more respectable.Juventus rested goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and defender Andrea Barzagli, who both confirmed their international retirements after playing in Monday’s 0-0 draw with Sweden which meant that Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup.The visitors missed a host of first-half chances then collapsed after the break as Sampdoria maintained their perfect home record.Duvan Zapata headed Sampdoria ahead in the 52nd minute, Lucas Torreira blasted the second and Gian Marco Ferrari turned in Fabio Quagliarella’s cross from the byline for the third.Juve dropped four points behind leaders Napoli who beat AC Milan 2-1 on Saturday.Benevento gifted Sassuolo the lead as a backpass was intercepted by Simone Missiroli who then left Alessandro Matri to tap into an empty net after 57 minutes.In a game that summed up Benevento’s season, Samuel Armenteros equalised eight minutes later but they almost immediately had Gaetano Letizia sent off for a second booking.Benevento held out until stoppage time when Sassuolo were awarded a penalty for handball which Domenico Berardi smashed against the bar.advertisementThe home team’s relief was short-lived, however, as Peluso headed in from a corner for the winner from the next attack.In other matches, Luca Rigoni’s early goal gave Genoa a 1-0 win at Crotone and a winning start to Davide Ballardini’s third stint as their coach after he replaced Ivan Juric.Torino and Chievo drew 1-1 as did SPAL and Fiorentina while Cagliari won 1-0 at troubled Udinese.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 is starting off from April 5, 2017. This is the 10th edition of the popular Twenty20 league. Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will play against RoyalChallengers Bangalore for the opening game. The opening ceremony willbegin at 6:30 pm and the match will start at 8 pm.England all-rounder Ben Stokes has emerged as the most expensive player this year in the auction. He was sold for Rs 14.5 crore to the Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS).Here, we present you a list of records made by teams and players in the Indian Premier League, over the years:Team records: Highest totals by a team: Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 263/5 against Pune Warriors India in 2013. Lowest totals by a team: Rajasthan Royals scored 58 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009. Most consecutive wins: Kolkata Knight Riders holds the record of most consecutive wins (10) in 2014 – 2015 season. Most runs by a batsman: Suresh Raina (CSK) hold the record by making 3699 runs in 128 innings during a span of 2008 – 2015. Highest individual score: Chris Gayle (RCB) made 175 runs in 66 balls in 2013. Most sixes: Chris Gayle (KKR, RCB) holds the record of hitting 230 sixes during a span of 2009 – 2015. Fastest 100’s: Chris Gayle (RCB) holds the record of scoring the fastest 100’s in 30 balls in 2013. Fastest fifties: Yusuf Pathan (KKR) holds the record of the fastest fifties in 15 balls in a match in 2014. Most man of the matches: Chris Gayle (KKR, RCB) holds the record for being titled Man of the Match for 16 times between 2008 and 2015.Image: Facebook advertisementMost matches as captain: MS Dhoni (CSK) holds the record of playing most matches as captain. Dhoni has played a total number of 127 matches between 2008-2015. Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to email@example.com
New Delhi, Jan 17 (PTI) The Khelo India Anthem, which was unveiled on 15th January, has already struck a chord with India.The anthem has crossed an unprecedented reach of 200m reach across digital platforms YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.It has struck a chord with celebrities and politicians alike. Right from Sachin Tendulkar to Amitabh Bachchan, everyone took to their social media channels and praised the effort that has gone behind revamping this program.The anthem was launched by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore along with the Sanjay Gupta, Managing Director, Star India at a press event in New Delhi on Monday.The Khelo India anthem was launched ahead of the Khelo India School Games, an initiative by the sports ministry which encourages mass participation and excellence in sports among youngsters.A spirited composition, the Khelo India anthem is now all set to go live on TV, OOH and other media as well. The anthem is conceptualised by Ogilvy, composed by Louis Bank and the film has been produced by Nirvana Films. PTI AH SSC
Michy Batshuayi took advantage of a rare start to score twice as Chelsea eased past Newcastle United 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup.The Belgian’s goals could not have been better timed with reports suggesting that Chelsea are close to signing a striker ahead of Wednesday’s transfer deadline.NEW HAIR DONT CARE Clean sheet, 2 goals and through next round today was a good day @ChelseaFC pic.twitter.com/NCK4vZwUSC— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) January 28, 2018Batshuayi was one of four changes from the team knocked out of the League Cup in midweek and Antonio Conte’s show of faith in his reserve striker was quickly rewarded when he got on the end of a slick move started by Pedro’s probing pass to put Chelsea ahead on 31 minutes.Although Batshuayi seldom gets game time in the Premier League, he remains the Italian’s go-to man in the FA Cup, with no Chelsea player having scored more in the competition under Conte.Good to be back on winning ways! Congratulations to @mbatshuayi and @marcosalonso03 for their goals! pic.twitter.com/TaMhRemEMl— Thibaut Courtois (@thibautcourtois) January 28, 2018Another strike quickly followed although this time Batshuayi needed a huge slice of luck when, set free by Eden Hazard, his shot was deflected over the keeper by the diving Jamaal Lascelles just before the break.The goal was Batshuayi’s 10th of the season. Asked after the match about his future, the striker said: “I don’t know, it’s better you speak to Conte.advertisement”When I have a chance I want to take it. I work every day and today I am very happy here.”Marcus Alonso added Chelsea’s third just after the interval with a superb 72nd-minute freekick over the wall.While Chelsea have been in the fifth round 18 times in the past 20 years, Newcastle last reached that stage in 2006.Cardiff City host Manchester City in the day’s other game later on Sunday.Full-time: Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle! #CHENEWTwo goals from @mbatshuayi and another brilliant free-kick from @marcosalonso03 secure the Blues a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup! pic.twitter.com/SrCnqeFSey— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 28, 2018
It seems for companies like HMD Global and Huawei, dual cameras on smartphones are yesterday’s news. This year, we may just see smartphones go beyond the traditional dual-lens setup to sport three or maybe even five lenses. We recently heard rumours that HMD is working on a Nokia-branded phone, purportedly called Nokia 10, with 5 cameras on the back. Now, a leaked design sketch has surfaced that sheds some light on how the penta-lens setup could work.The sketch provided by NokiaPowerUser shows a circular camera module that will feature 5 lenses, an LED flash and a sensor. Additionally, the revolver-like camera setup can rotate, which suggests HMD could use Zeiss’ zoom camera tech patented recently. As per the patent, the lenses can be rotated and be placed below a fixed primary lens and detector. This will essentially allow the camera to change the focal length and provide a larger zoom range. As per the source, the rear camera on the Nokia 10 will look like a dual-lens camera on the face of it with the middle lens fixed as the main camera while the secondary lens will be rotatable to change the focal length. Meanwhile, the sketch also shows that the fingerprint sensor will be placed below the revolving camera module. While these sketches don’t exactly confirm that the Nokia 10 will sport a penta lens setup, it does back what we’ve been hearing in recent weeks.HMD Global is yet to confirm the existence of the Nokia 10 and its alleged penta-lens camera design. The company could be looking at IFA 2018 in the second of the year to unveil the flagship. From everything else that we’ve heard so far, the Nokia 10 could feature an edge-to-edge display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It will sport glass on both the front and back and will likely be powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset.advertisementALSO READ: Nokia 7 Plus with Snapdragon 660 spotted on Geekbench, specs revealedInterestingly, Huawei is also reportedly planning to launch a flagship phone, called the P20, that could sport a triple-lens camera setup. While past reports suggested that Huawei could unveil the phone at MWC 2018, newer reports say the Huawei will be skipping an MWC launch as the company wants to focus on entering the US market.<br />
A top official of the Indian Olympic Association on Wednesday told Mail Today that there is no question of going it alone while sending teams abroad to participate in multi-discipline events.With the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia to be held in April, there have been contradicting reports in the media. This was laid to rest when an IOA official said: “We are working in tandem with the sports ministry and look forward to continuing as we did in the past. Tickets for athletes and officials for the CWG are being booked by Balmer Lawrie, the government agency. This should clear all doubts as to who is buying the tickets,” said the source.In 2010, when New Delhi hosted the Commonwealth Games, the OC (organising committee) paid for athletes’ air fares from all participating countries. In 2014, when the CWG was held in Glasgow, there were cost cuts and the sports ministry had to back the Indian athletes substantially.It is learnt the Gold Coast organisers will be paying to the IOA to the tune of $ 1400 (Aus) per ticket. This amount will later be transferred from the IOA to the ministry.There have also been conflicting reports that the IOA has plenty of funds and they do not need support from the government. This, too, has been debunked by a top IOA official.”As of now, there is no sponsorship deal for the Indian teams taking part in the CWG. Some talks are on, but at a very early stage,” said the source.advertisementAthletes travelling abroad for CWG, Asian Games and the Olympics are paid out of pocket allowance to the tune of $100 per day. This is shared by the sports ministry and the IOA. This time, too, the same pattern will be followed.It is no secret that the CWG organisers have kept a tight cap on the number of athletes who will travel from each participating country. The efforts are aimed at keeping costs in check.Indian teams are notorious for carrying excess support staff, managers, coaches and so on. That, too, will come under scrutiny closer to the Games is the news from the corridors of power.
Rashid Khan, at 19 years 160 days, is set to become the youngest captain in the history of international cricket.Rashid, the world’s No.1 ODI and T20I bowler, has been tasked with leading Afghanistan after regular skipper Asghar Stanikzai was diagnosed with appendicitis. He is expected to shortly undergo a surgery in a local hospital in Zimbabwe.”The doctors have advised that he will be able to return to cricket in approximately 10 days. Current vice-captain Rashid Khan will lead the team in his absence,” Afghan Cricket Board said in a press statement.Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai to undergo surgery for Appendicitis.Read more: https://t.co/5rcdkAVcKG pic.twitter.com/QwwPumQckGAfghan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) February 26, 2018Afghanistan is scheduled to play warm up matches against West Indies and Netherlands on 27th February and 1st March, respectively, in Harare before they travel to Bulawayo for the group-stage matches of the ICC World Cup Qualifier. Afghanistan take on Scotland on 4th March 2018 to launch their campaign for qualification to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.Last week, Rashid became the youngest player to be ranked No.1 in the ICC’s Player Rankings across formats.The wily leg-spinner has snared 86 wickets from 37 ODIs and 47 wickets from 29 T20Is.Rashid was already a household name in India and Australia after finishing as the second highest wicket-taker (11 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 16.63) in the World Twenty20 in 2016. He then made a huge impact in his debut seasons in the Indian Premier League last year and the Big Bash League this year.advertisement2016 IPL champions Sunrisers Hyderabad had seen Rashid’s potential and skill which is why they paid a whopping Rs 4 crore for his services last year.In the 2018 player auction, SRH retained Rashid using the Right to Match card for a mind-boggling Rs 9 crore, making him the joint-seventh costliest player along with Australia’s Glenn Maxwell. He was costlier than India’s first choice spinners – Yuzvendra Chahal (RTM by RCB for Rs 6 crore) and Kuldeep Yadav (RTM by KKR for Rs 5.80 crore).