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Time to vote for the Sports Person of the Week, in association with O’Reilly’s

first_imgIt’s time to cast your vote for this week’s Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub Sports Person of the Week, in association with O’Reilly’s.Each weekly award winner will receive a kitbag, a jacket and a bobble hat, supplied by O’Reilly’s.The award winner will be chosen via a public vote from a shortlist selected by our panel. O’Reilly’s Sportswear was founded in 2017 by well-known Twin Towns sporting brothers Steven and Martin O’Reilly.Our poll closes at noon on Thursday.  Click here to cast your voteTerence Doherty (Glengad United)Glengad United are just one step from the Aviva after Shane Byrne’s team had an excellent 3-1 win over Clonmel Town in Sunday’s FAI Junior Cup quarter-final. In a game of inches, Terence Doherty had Glengad in front after Connor Barrow’s opener was cancelled out. Christy Fildara added the coup de grace. Doherty’s predatory instincts were key as Glengad moved into a semi-final meeting with St Michael’s. Megan Havlin (Moville Community College)Moville Community College won last week’s FAI Schools Senior Girls National Cup final at the Showgrounds. Megan Havlin led the way for the Moville students, scoring one of the goals and having a hand in the other three in a 4-0 win.  Anna Hennessy (Letterkenny)Letterkenny’s Anna Hennessy was in the headlines last week after a glorious assault in the Swim Ulster Open Disability Championships. The popular 19-year-old won a gold, two silver and a bronze medal at the Championships in Newy.Blathnaid McLaughlin (Ulster University) Donegal native Blathnaid McLaughlin captained Ulster University, Jordanstown to victory in the Gourmet Food Parlour Giles Cup at the weekend. UU defeated Waterford IT 2-17 to 1-9 at Grangegorman. Moville clubwoman McLaughlin was the UU skipper and accepted the silverware for her side.  Bryan McNamee (Convoy ABC)Bryan McNamee won his fourth Irish title on Sunday. The Convoy ABC man defeated John Marshall in the senior 75kgs final at the Third Level Championship finals. McNamee had to overcome a cut to his head in the opening round before claiming a unanimous decision win.  Click here to cast your voteTime to vote for the Sports Person of the Week, in association with O’Reilly’s was last modified: March 12th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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South African artist revitalises Woodstock

first_imgOne of Sam’s most recent projects involved painting colourful murals with positive messages as part of efforts to rejuvenate the once thriving Woodstock area. Shop owners are happy to have murals painted on their buildings. His murals are created using mixed media such as household paint and spray paint. (Images: Freddy Sam) MEDIA CONTACTS • Ricky-Lee Gordon +27 83 300 9970RELATED ARTICLES • Waste gives Such artistic inspiration • Rugby sewing initiative kicks off • Local Xhosa heritage goes global • Art Bank Joburg: helping local artists Wilma den HartighA South African artist is using art to bring about social change and transform the suburb of Woodstock in Cape Town with colourful murals.Ricky-Lee Gordon, known by his pseudonym Freddy Sam, is best described as a creative activist who initiates projects to inspire people and change lives.“It is my intention to explore my community and surroundings using public art as a tool to communicate and connect with people from all walks of life. I am more interested in the experience than the result,” he says.One of his most recent projects, which has attracted international attention, involved painting colourful murals with positive messages as part of efforts to rejuvenate the once thriving Woodstock area.Woodstock, which is one of Cape Town’s oldest suburbs, was always known for its thriving textile and clothing community. “Many families moved here to get work in these factories, but now they are unfortunately closing down,” Gordon says.As more factories closed their doors, people were left without work and the area started to decline.New lease of life for WoodstockWoodstock may not be Cape Town’s most upmarket suburb, but Gordon says that the area is fast gaining a reputation as an up-and-coming art precinct.Contributing to the urban gentrification of Woodstock is an important aspect of Gordon’s work as an artist. “I want to be part of it and I want to influence it for the better with art,” he says.The area has a lot going for it – it has character and its authentic and vibrant culture has become a major draw card. This, coupled with affordable rental space, has encouraged many artists, galleries and agencies to move into the area.“Artists like to be surrounded by real culture and there is a lot here. It makes for interesting life on the street,” he says.Mural art with a purposeFor Gordon, Woodstock is the ideal canvas. The architecture is neglected and colourful murals are a good way to transform the rundown landscape.“With the grittiness of Woodstock many building and shop owners are happy for murals to be painted on their buildings. The colour is rejuvenating the area,” he says.Before painting a mural, he always approaches the building owner to ask for permission. He explains that community engagement is one of the main goals he hopes to achieve.His murals are created using mixed media such as household paint and spray paint. “My work is a mixture between portraiture and abstraction. Abstraction is a mixture of colour, line and shape to give emotion. I want people to smile and feel good about the work,” he says.The response to his murals has been overwhelming. “People love it. It is nice to create something like this and it gives me joy to give someone else joy and this defines my style,” he says.Community involvementGordon has also found another outlet for his creative activism by getting involved in the Percy Bartley Orphanage, a home for boys aged eight to 18 years.“The home is a safe space for the boys, but when I found out about it I approached a sponsor to provide funding to rejuvenate the home with murals and colours,” he says.Since livening up the home with murals, the project has evolved and he now hosts art workshops at the home. Gordon says the youngsters will soon be opening their own art exhibition.Five years ago he founded the Write On Africa initiative, a community art and inspiration project that creates murals and presents workshops in poor communities to uplift and inspire social change.Gordon also runs a residency and project space called Word of Art and invites creative people from all over the world to come and live in Woodstock and get involved in the community.Artists the new ‘rock stars’His next ambition is start a creative art initiative in schools, focusing on those with very low to zero pass rates.He wants to approach the most needy schools and work in them for a year, running weekly workshops in creative art. “It will be a colourful expressive activity. It won’t be intimidating and children won’t be marked on it,” he explains.Through art, he hopes to inspire children and teachers to believe in themselves and take pride in their school. “It only takes one day of inspiration to change someone’s life,” he says.Gordon believes that creativity can be a solution to many challenges in South Africa’s schools and artists can be at the forefront of such change.“Artists can make a major contribution to societal change. It took me many years to appreciate art because it wasn’t considered cool, but these days artists are like the new rock stars,” he says.last_img read more

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Interest in Green Building is On the Rise

first_imgThe online survey was conducted between December 2016 and April 2017 and included a total of 342 respondents — 231 single-family builders or developers, 63 single-family remodelers, and 48 firms specializing in multifamily projects.“Green” didn’t necessarily mean projects that conform to any particular third-party certification program. The report defines it this way: “Home builders, remodeling/renovation and land development that incorporate environmentally sensitive site planning, resource efficiency, energy and water efficiency, improved indoor environmental quality and homeowner education, or projects that would comply with ICC 700 National Green Building Standard or other credible rating systems.”The report notes that the trend toward green building has been growing consistently since 2006 and is now “a strong market with vigorous growth expected in the future.” Marketing High-Performance Homes How to Sell Green HomesHacking Through the Thicket of Green MarketingWhen High-Performance Homes Don’t SellIf Only Green Homes Could Be Sold Like Breakfast CerealA Move Toward More Helpful Appraisals RELATED ARTICLES More U.S. builders are climbing aboard the green bandwagon. A new survey from the National Association of Home Builders and Dodge Data & Analytics shows that interest in building both single-family and multifamily projects to green standards has climbed slightly in the last two years and is headed toward wider adoption over the next five years.An increasing number of builders expect more than 90% of their projects will be “green” in the years ahead. But the report also shows that net-zero construction and renewable energy packages are still small market players.One-third of all single-family builders say that they have a high level of involvement in green building — 19% of them listing more than 90% of their projects as green and 14% reporting that between 61% and 90% of their projects are green. That “high level of involvement” number is expected to rise to 44% of all single-family builders by 2022, with 31% expected to count 90% of their projects as green.On the multifamily side, interest was even higher. According to the report, 29% of those responding said more than 90% of their projects were green, with another 7% claiming between 61% and 90% of their projects met green standards. By 2022, the proportion of multifamily builders with a “high involvement” in green projects was expected to hit 47%, the report said, a full 40% dedicated to projects of that type.center_img Builders report that green building still costs moreSingle-family builders and remodelers still believe that green building is more expensive than conventional construction, but the number of builders sharing that belief appears to be dropping.On the new building side, 24% said the added costs of green building would top 10%, while 35% of all single-family remodelers felt that way. While that’s still significant, it represents a decline from the survey results of two years ago, when 35% of new home builders and 47% of remodelers had that perception.The number of builders who think that cost differences are insignificant (or none) is very small, just 2% for both new-home builders and remodelers.“The most common perception of builders and remodelers is that green building tends to cost between 5% and 10% more, although more than one-third of remodelers report costs higher than 10% compared with less than one-quarter of builders,” the report says.Among multifamily builders, 19% report incremental costs of more than 10%, a decline from 27% reported in 2014. The bulk of builders estimated that their added costs were between 1% and 10%, with a full 12% reporting no added costs or only insignificant cost increases.Will customers pay for green features? Most builders said yes (71% of single-family builders and 66% of single-family remodelers), but there’s also been a 5-point bump in the number of single-family builders who say that buyers won’t pay any more for green features.The trend was more striking on the multifamily side: In 2014, 19% of builders said customers would not pay for green features, a fraction that has now risen to 30%.Fewer builders say that green homes are easier to sell. The proportion was 47% among single-family builders in 2014 but only 34% this year.Why? Green buildings are no longer the market standout they used to be. “Expectations about the energy performance of new homes have become higher,” the report says. “Advantages of other aspects of a green home, such as improved indoor environmental quality, may need to be emphasized in marketing efforts.” Other findingsHere are some other highlights of the report:1. What sells. In convincing potential buyers of the benefits of green building, marketing language is everything. The most effective phrases were “long-term utility cost savings” and “operating efficiency.” The least effective: “durable construction” and “sustainable.”2. What prevents more green building. The most significant obstacles to a greater commitment to green building among single-family builders, in order, were customers not willing to pay additional costs, appraisers not understanding the long-term value of green building, and high first costs. Among multifamily builders, the biggest impediment was higher first costs, followed by consumers unwilling to pay more.3. Most important features. Among single-family builders, energy efficiency, healthy indoor living environment, and durable/resilient design were the three top practices for improving the performance of green buildings. The least important were a reduced carbon footprint and lower development impact.4. Renewables. Renewable energy options have made a limited dent in the market. Just 9% of single-family and 8% of multifamily builders incorporate renewables in all of their projects. On the single-family side, two-thirds of all builders (66%) either do not offer any renewable energy systems or offer them only when requested to do so by owners. Three-quarters of multifamily builders reported the same practice. However, the number of builders offering renewables in the next three years was expected to grow. Ground-source heat exchange and solar photovoltaics were the two technologies expected to see the widest acceptance by single-family builders in the next two years.5. Net-zero. Most builders haven’t ventured into net-zero energy construction. This year, 71% said they had never built a net-zero or near net-zero home (an 8-point decline since 2015). By 2019, 44% of builder said they expected to build that type of home. The findings “suggest a growing market for this approach to building homes,” the report said, based mostly on higher customer demand and the competitive advantages of making net-zero homes available.last_img read more

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Apple Riot Aftermath: iPhone 5 Factory Remains A Powder Keg

first_imgTwo days after Sunday’s riot at the Chinese Foxconn Technologies factory, the home of the Apple iPhone 5 assembly line was back up and running today. But with police reportedly monitoring street corners and the factory’s main entrance, Foxconn still looks like a powder keg with a sizzling fuse.The causes of the riot are buried beneath layers of spin. Foxconn claims the unrest was not work related, but the labor group Chinese Labor Watch claim that Foxconn security guards beating up workers precipitated Sunday’s events. Other reports state that the fighting broke out between two  groups of workers who make different products at the plant. What we know for sure is that the riot, which allegedly began as a fist fight, erupted into a full-scale brawl with over 2,000 people involved. Forty were hospitalized, with at least one stabbing. China’s state run Xinhua news agency reported 5,000 police officers sent in to stop rioters, and did so by 9 a.m. the next day, Monday. Foxconn, which is run by the Hon Hai Group, a Taiwanese company which is the largest contract maker of Apple products, did not immediately respond to comment, nor did Apple. In a statement to the Chinese newspaper China Daily, Foxconn spokesman Louis Woo said the riot was “not work related.” But after a string of employee suicides dating back to 2009 and much-publicized poor working conditions, this assessment seems improbable. The riot underscores two major problems facing China as well as U.S. manufacturers that patronize them: How to control production facilities that are mini-cities where laborers work long hours, and how to cope with China’s slowing economy, with GDP rising 7.6% in the second quarter from a year earlier, its slowest level since the global financial crisis. Many reports have also said that the influx of migrant workers, who likely have difficulty integrating, has been an issue as well. Foxconn’s Taiyuan facility has over 79,000 workers, and about a million people employed within mainland China. Could these issues threaten the production of Apple products and make other American companies reticent about doing business in the RedState? An AP video blaming the unrest partially on the pressure of the iPhone 5 launch suggests that the answer is yes. As for Foxconn itself, Sunday’s riot could be the newest verse in a veritable swan song. With the inherent problems of poor working conditions not addressed, it could happen again. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market adam popescucenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Apple#web Related Posts last_img read more

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Google Goes For A KitKat, Not Key Lime Pie, In Next Android Version

first_imgTags:#Android#Google#Key Lime Pie#Kit Kat Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces dan rowinski What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Google announced that the next version of Android will be called KitKat, not Key Lime Pie as long expected. Google’s Sundar Pichai, head of Android and Chrome operating systems, first hinted at the name in a post on his Google+ page. KitKat, a Nestle candy-bar brand, has tweeted confirming the name.Say hello to what could be the world’s first product-placement operating system. In case you were wondering, the latest version will be Android 4.4, not Android 5.0, according to Google’s announcement.Google is running a promotion with Hershey’s (the maker of KitKat in the U.S.) and is holding a contest to win a new Nexus 7 tablet or credit at the Android Google Play store. From Pichai’s post:On my return from Asia, I was also thrilled to find this guy waiting to greet me on the front lawn — love the new #AndroidKitKat statue and can’t wait to release the next version of the platform that is as sweet as the candy bar that’s one of our team’s favorites:)KitKat has been a long time in coming. Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at its I/O developer conference in 2012 and since then has released two more updates to the operating system (versions 4.2 and 4.3) both named Jelly Bean instead of the the long-awaited “K” flavor of Android. (Each generation of Android has been named for a dessert in alphabetical order—up to now, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich were the previous versions.) Google hasn’t said when the KitKat update is coming, but it will likely be within the next two months as the company readies its device lineup for the holiday shopping season. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts last_img read more

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IPL 2017, RPS vs GL Highlights: How Ben Stokes sealed the deal for Pune

first_imgGujarat have been Stoke’d! What a knock this has been from theEnglishman. To take your team home, scoring your maiden T20 ton, withyour team in dire straits at 10 for 3. Take a bow, Ben Stokes. This hasbeen some, some knock. Today it also the Maharashtra Day and both teamsfrom the state have won. This though shall be etched in memories ofmany, many people involved. (Points Table | Scorecard)Stokes – there was so much debate, whether he did deserved the price tag or not, whether he was good enough or not. But boy, how well has heperformed to shut up his critics. Gujarat will feel knocked over, theybowled well for the most parts of the game but could not dismiss thesouthpaw. Pradeep Sangwan struck twice in the first over to set thetone. Dhoni and Stokes though set the platform with a 76-run stand.Just when Dhoni wanted to hit out, he departed to Thampi. Stokes thoughshowed his class to play of his best knocks in limited overs. Pune willbe delighted with the win as it puts them in a really good position onthe points table. They bowled earlier on with Imran Tahir and JaydevUnadkat taking three wickets each to restrict the visitors. Stokesfailed with the ball but stepped up with the bat to earn them two vitalpoints.HIGHLIGHTSPUNE INNINGS:23.38 IST: Difficult two games for Gujarat Lions! Lost the previous match against Mumbai Indians in Super Over and then this.advertisement2 hard fought losses in 3 days is hard to cope with, but the fighting spirit in the Lions will never die ?? #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201723.33 IST: What an innings by Ben Stokes and so crucial! Maiden IPL century laced with 6 sixes and 7 fours.TAKE A BOW – BEN STOKES #IPL #RPSvGL pic.twitter.com/XUeddw2ORK- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 201723.31 IST: SIX! Christian finishes it off in style!23.28 IST: FOUR! Ben Stokes, kudos to you! Maiden Indian T20 League ton for Ben Stokes! He’s absolutely pumped up, so is the crowd and are we! A classical innings from the Englishman this! Faulkner serves it full outside off, Stokes smashes it past a diving extra cover fielder for a boundary.Just have to enjoy this innings from @benstokes38. Been the lone chaser in what seemed a lost cause.- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 1, 201723.25 IST: Stokes down with cramps.23.21 IST: What an exceptional fielding effort by Jadeja! Saves a boundary at deep mid wicket.23.20 IST: SIX! Stokes powers a 79m maximum off Thampi over long on.23.18 IST: Good work by Dwayne on the boundary line. Was a sure shot four on deep mid wicket. RPS 137/5 after 18 overs vs GL.23.17 IST: FOUR! Good shot by Christian. Slams Sangwan for a boundary on deep backward point.23.13 IST: FOUR! Ben Stokes is on fire! Powers Thampi’s delivery straight to the boundary line. RPS 126/5 in 17 overs vs GL. Need 36 runs from the last 3 overs.23.11 IST: OUT! Slower ball by Thampi! Dhoni couldn’t get enough elevation on it and safe hands of  McCullum catch him on long-off.23.08 IST: Just 4 overs left and RPS are 118/4 vs GL. Stokes at 72 runs and Dhoni at 26.23.06 IST: FOUR! Stokes slams the fuller delivery through the covers for a boundary.23.05 IST: SIX! Ben Stokes smashes Dwayne Smith out of the park. A mighty 89m maximum.23.00 IST: SIX! Bang! This will get the crowd going! Back of a length delivery on middle, it sits up at a nice height for Dhoni who stands tall, swivels minimal and packs a pull over mid-wicket for half a dozen.22.57 IST: At Strategic Time Out, RPS are 90/4 in 14 overs vs GL.22.53 IST: Very economical over by Ankit Soni. No boundaries off it. RPS 87/4 in 13 overs vs GL.22:49 IST: FOUR! Very full outside off, Ben comes down the track, reaches out to that one and scythes it through point and finds the fence. A boundary to end the over!22:48 IST: Ben Stokes reaches his fifty with a single run off Dwayne Smith’s delivery.22:41 IST: SIX! Jadeja gets slammed for another biggie by Stokes. This time on long on.22.40 IST: SIX! Stokes powers an 89m maximum to deep mid wicket.#Jaddu vs #MSDhoniRound 1: Only 4 runs coming off the over. #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201722.36 IST: Jadeja goes for just 4 runs in his first over. RPS 51/4 in 8 overs vs GL.22:34 IST: FOUR! Timing! Fuller outside off, Dhoni strides forward and drives it through extra cover. The fielder gets across from the deep, slides to stop the ball but ends up parrying it on the ropes. Thampi was the fielder.advertisement22.30 IST: The crowd roars ‘DHONI! DHONI!’ as he comes on strike for the first time. RPS 47/4 after 7 overs vs GL. Horrible mix up!Tripathi is runout. Horrible way to get out in the context of the game! #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201722.26 IST: OUT! School boy cricket there! Fuller in length on middle and leg, Stokes comes down and jams it out towards long on. The throw from Finch comes in at the non-striker’s end at hits the target. Stokes has run a long way towards the striker’s end and he is livid with his partner since it was Rahul’s call. When the ball hit the target, the southpaw had crossed the opener and hence Tripathi has to depart. That is a waste of a wicket and a gift of a wicket to the opposition. RPS 43/4 after 6 overs vs GL. 22.21 IST: Good over for Pune, 13 overs off it. RPS 37/3 after 5 overs vs GL.22.20 IST: FOUR! Good hands from Tripathi. A beautiful boundary at backward point.22.17 IST: SIX! Mighty shot by Ben Stokes. Shorter in length on the stumps, at 136 kph, Stokes gets inside the line of this one and hooks it over backwards square leg for a 79m maximum.22.13 IST: FOUR! Stokes is trying to stay positive. In the gap! Good length outside off, Stokes comes down a touch and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Important for Pune to stay positive as the target is not a big one. RPS:24/3 (4 overs) Pulled away into the gap. #Stokes will look to s positive & steady this innings! 4?! #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201722.09 IST: FOUR! Ben Stokes times it to perfection. Fuller in length around off, shapes in, Stokes covers the line and thumps it down the ground past the non-striker for a boundary. RPS:17/3 (3 overs)Elbow high, straight bat and 4?! ?? perfection from #stokes ???! #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201722.06 IST: Gujarat are off to a great start. RPS:11/3 (2 overs) 2? gone! #RPS 1?1?- 3?! #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201722.05 IST: OUT! Tiwary has to walk for a duck off Basil Thampi. Pune, what are you doing? Thampi fires a fuller one on middle and leg, Tiwary is beaten for pace and is struck on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire has no doubt to rule it out. That is another big wicket and Thampi leaps in joy. Boy, what a start!Match 39. 1.3: WICKET! M Tiwary (0) is out, lbw Basil Thampi, 10/3 https://t.co/Yerz9AyVH0 #RPSvGL- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 201722.01 IST: OUT! Banged in short on the body, Smith goes across to pull it away but gloves it towards short fine leg. Ankit Soni takes the catch and that is the end of Steven Smith. This is a superb start for the visitors. Sangwan leaps in joy and why not. That is a huge wicket. RPS: 8/2 (1 over)WICKET. Pradeep Sangwan is turning it on. We get the big fish. Steve Smith departs. #RPS 8/2. #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL pic.twitter.com/AnljVNPeMgadvertisement- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201722.00 IST: FOUR! Captain Smith comes and flicks the ball off his pads for a boundary. Fuller on the stumps, Smith gets across and just nonchalantly clips it through mid-wicket for a boundary to get off the mark.21.59 IST: OUT! Rahane is found in front of his stumps. WICKET. Sangwan gets the early breakthrough we wanted. Dangerman Ajinkya Rahane walks back to the dugout. #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201721.58 IST: FOUR! Rahane nudges it off of his pads. Reaches 4000 runs in t20. Shorter in length, on the pads, Rahane just tickles it into the fine leg fence neatly. Nice way to get off the mark.21.57 IST: Rahul Tripathi and Ajinkya Rahane faces Pradeep Sangwan. 21.54 IST: Imran Tahir was the pick of the bowlers. It was a complete #MahirTahir show at the MCA!????Our leading wicket taker put us right in the game & restricted GL to 161!#RangWahiJungNayi pic.twitter.com/ZKD8EHTujJ- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201721.51 IST: It up to the Gujarat bowlers, need to defend 161. It’s up to the bowlers now. Come on Lions, let’s defend this! #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL– The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 2017GUJARAT INNINGS:21.46 IST: Imran Tahir was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/27. Jaydev Unadkat came back towards the end to finish with figures of 3/29. The rest too held their nerve to not let the home side down. Gujarat will know they could have done a lot better with the bat. They now have to defend a below par score on this good wicket. The home side will back their batting to come good. Should be an interesting chase.21.44 IST: Pune have to chase a total of 162 after bowling out Gujarat for 161.21.42 IST: OUT! Ankit Soni bowled out by Unadkat on the second last ball of the innings. Unadkat serves another slower length delivery, Ankit Soni heaves across the line only to hear the death rattle. Superb bowling from Jaydev this!3? wickets for @JUnadkat Super bowling by the man from Saurashtra! We bundle up GL for 1?6?1?! Now for the chase! #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201721.39 IST: OUT! Excellent glovework from Dhoni yet again to run out Karthik. Run out! Dhoni gets his man this time! Slower length delivery, angling in, Thampi swings and misses. Karthik wants the strike and so sets off in search of a bye. Dhoni collects and scores yet another direct hit at his end. This time Karthik’s desperate dive doesn’t save him.?sd show with the gloves was beautiful! ??? #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201721.38 IST: FOUR! That’s the glam shot! Length delivery on the stumps, Dinesh Karthik gets into the position early and reverse paddles it over backward point for a boundary. Cheeky!21.35 IST: FOUR! Good feet movement by Karthik and he slams Stokes for a boundary to deep square leg. GL 155/8 in 19 overs vs RPS.21.31 IST: OUT! Pradeep Sangwan falls after scoring just a run in his first game for Gujarat and Dinesh Karthik stands on one end to see wickets fall. Change of pace does the trick! Undakat gets his second! Nicely rolls his fingers over the ball and sends across a good length delivery as Sangwan looks to loft it down the ground. Miscues it high in the air towards mid on where Rahul Tripathi settles underneath it.21.27 IST: OUT! Excellent catch by Manoj Tiwary and Faulkner has to walk back to pavilion. Slower length delivery outside off, James gives himself some roo and bashes it hard but doesn’t bother to keep it down. It goes towards Manoj Tiwary at short extra cover who holds onto a tough catch. Unadkat gets his first wicket of the night.21.25 IST: It’s been 3 overs since Gujarat’s last boundary. GL 146/6 in 17 overs vs RPS.4 overs to go. The Lions are 140/6. @DineshKarthik and @JamesFaulkner44 will look to end with a flourish. #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201721.19 IST: It’s Strategic time-out! GL 140/6 after 16 overs vs RPS.21.18 IST: OUT! Jadeja throws his wicket away and walks back to pavilion clearly unhappy with himself. From around the wicket, Christian bangs in a short ball and angles it into the body, Jadeja looks to pull but gets it off the splice. It lobs to Jaydev Unadkat at short fine leg who runs in to his right and takes a simple catch.21.13 IST: NOT OUT! Another quick glovework from Dhoni but Jadeja makes it on time.21.09 IST: FOUR! On the pads and Jadeja has put it away. He doesn’t have any problem to just tickle it fine down the leg side for a boundary. GL 128/5 after 14 overs vs RPS.21.05 IST: FOUR! Jadeja slams Stokes once again. This time to deep mid wicket. GL 121/5 in 13 overs vs RPS.21.04 IST: FOUR! Jadeja powers Stokes’ delivery straight to boundary.21.01 IST: OUT! Back of a length around off, McCullum steps out and plays his usual flat-batted shot. Doesn’t connect and the ball goes off the splice towards Ajinkya Rahane at sweeper cover. He takes a comfortable catch and that spells the end of the Gujarat opener. Pune with a timely wicket. GL 109/5 in 12 overs vs RPS.20.57 IST: BIG SHOUT! Thakur appealed for an LBW but the umpire doesn’t move.20.53 IST: FOUR! Edged and away! Fuller and outside off, McCullum comes forward to push it away but gets a thick outside edge which races down to the third man fence for a boundary. The man in the deep comes across to his left, puts in a dive but to no avail. GL 101/4 in 11 overs vs RPS.20.51 IST: OUT! Tahir strikes gold! Lands a googly outside off, Smith sits down on his knee and looks to slog sweep but misses and has his stumps rattled. What an over for the home side, two big wickets in that over. That after being hit for a biggie first ball. Tahir is elated and why not. This is a superb period of play. His figures read 3-0-22-3 for now. GL 94/4 in 10 overs.20.49 IST: OUT! Finch departs and Tahir takes off! Flatter on middle, Finch looks to go through the leg side but gets a leading edge. The ball lobs back towards Tahir who leaps and takes the catch. Finch has to walk back. Tahir takes off in celebration. A vital wicket for the home side. Dwayne Smith walks out to bat next, replacing Finchy. A slip in place20.46 IST: SIX! Finch goes big! Tahir lands the googly outside off, Finch gets under it and dispatches it over mid-wicket for a maximum.20.44 IST: SIX! Over the ropes! Good length outside off, McCullum gets under it and pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Another big over for the visitors, 15 runs off it. GL 86/2 in 9 overs20.42 IST: FOUR! In the gap! Lands it outside off, Finch gets under it and launches it over mid-wicket. The ball lands in the gap and they get a boundary.20.38 IST: OUT! Raina runs himself out! Flatter around off, Suresh gets it towards square leg off the back foot and takes a single. Raina calls for the second and dives to get into his crease. The throw comes in flat at the striker’s end and Dhoni takes the bails off. It is referred upstairs. Replays show Rahane’s throw was a sharp one and Dhoni had caught Raina short of the crease. That is a big wicket and a special piece of fielding has resulted in a wicket. GL 71/2 in 8 overs. Aaron Finch is the new man in!Always! ?????? #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL https://t.co/IvHy9Ihxuo- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201720.31 IST: GL 66/1 after 7 overs vs RPS. 20.30 IST: FOUR! It’s McCullum again. Ferocious hit on the mid off. 20.29 IST: Good piece of fielding there by Thakur. Saved two runs for the team.20.27 IST: WICKET! There’s the breakthrough! Too full outside off, Kishan comes forward to drive it but ends up slicing it to short third man. Sundar takes the catch and that is a huge sigh of relief for the home side. Still a superb Powerplay for the home side. GL 55/1 in 6 overs vs RPS.20.23 IST: FOUR! Powerful! Too full on the pads, Ishan Kishan does not miss out and sweeps it powerfully through backward square leg for a boundary.20.19 IST: SIX! Hit away! Length ball on middle and leg, McCullum gets under it and launches it over wide long on for a maximum. This is a superb start for the visitors.20.18 IST:  FOUR! Edged! Fuller outside off, McCullum looks to drive from his crease but gets an outside edge past the keeper for a boundary. Luck has not gone in favour of the hosts so far.20.15 IST: BIG HITTING! Ishan Kishan hitting Sundar big. First a four  through an edge and then a big six. What a hit! Shorter on middle, Kishan gets under this one and pummels it over mid-wicket for a biggie. GL 35/0 in 4 overs vs RPS.20.12 IST: SIX! Ishan Kishan special! Shorter in length on the body, Kishan gets under it and gets it over backward square leg for a 69m maximum. GL 24/0 in 3 overs vs RPS.Vintage #MSDhoni Such a smart and cheeky cricketer. Surely played a lot of gully cricket! ??? #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201720.10 IST: NOT OUT! Dhoni special but no harm done. Good length outside off, Kishan pulls it over mid-wicket for a couple of runs. The throw comes in at the striker’s end. Dhoni deflects the ball through his legs back onto the stumps. There is an appeal which is referred upstairs. Replays show that Ishan had dragged his bat into the crease.Beautiful over by Sundae, just a run off his 1st. GL 1?2?-0? after 2?! #RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 201720.08 IST: Excellent second over by Washington Sundar. Just one run off it. GL 12/0 after 2 overs vs RPS.20.04 IST: FOUR! Past the fielder! Outside off on a good length, McCullum opens the face of the bat and gets it past the short third man fielder for a boundary. What a start for the visitors. GL 11/0 after 1 over vs RPS.20.03 IST: MISSED CHANCE! Slower in pace, fuller in length on the stumps, McCullum is early into the shot. The ball lobs towards Smith at mid on. He comes in, dives but the ball falls short of him. A single taken.20.01 IST: FOUR! Slants it outside off on a length, McCullum goes after the width and sends it crashing over extra cover for a boundary. There was a fielder in the deep but he could not do anything about it.19.58 IST: Brendon McCullum and Ishan Kishan have made their way to the ground in order to open the innings for Gujarat while Jaydev Unadkat is opening the bowling attack of Pune.2 changes from our previous game vs RCB#stokes and Shardul in!Ferguson & D Chahar out!#RangWahiJungNayi #RPSvGL pic.twitter.com/AWbwhwLFWr- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 2017Here’s our Playing XI for tonight’s game. #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL pic.twitter.com/NErN1Z60kf- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201719.47 IST: Here’s the playing XI of both the teams.Rising Pune Supergiant (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni(w), Ben Stokes, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Imran TahirGujarat Lions (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Ankit Soni, Pradeep Sangwan, Basil Thampi19.31 IST: Rising Pune Supergiant win toss, opt to bowl first.Steve Smith chose to bowl first saying that there was some dew the other night unexpectedly and this is generally a pretty good chasing ground.Lockie Ferguson makes way for Ben Stokes while Shardul Thakur comes in for Deepak Chahar.Suresh Raina, on the other hand, said that all the five games are important for them and they only have to express themselves and enjoy. He called for the bowlers to step up in the first six overs.Gujarat have got two changes as well. Dwayne Smithy comes in for Andrew Tye and Pradeep Sangwan is playing in place of Irfan Pathan.19.12 IST: Ravindra Jadeja picked the wicket of his Chennai Super Kings teammates the last match that Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions played.Last time @imjadeja got the better of @msdhoni. Will he repeat it tonight? Let’s ROAR for #Jaddu. #GameMaariChhe #RPSvGL pic.twitter.com/4aEx82GRgj- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 1, 201719.05 IST: Happy Maharashtra DayJai Jai Maharashtra Mazha, Garza Maharashtra Mazha!Wishing all our #Supergiants a very happy Maharashtra Diwas!#RangWahiJungNayi pic.twitter.com/YpFWZlMM4P- RisingPuneSupergiant (@RPSupergiants) May 1, 2017Brief Preview:Rising Pune Supergiant will aim to take two crucial points in their bid to push for the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs as they face an inconsistent Gujarat Lions at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Monday.Pune have 10 points from nine matches and have gained momentum, having won three of their last four matches. They are coming off a comprehensive 61-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.And at home and going by how Pune have peaked lately, they will be expected to have another successful outing against a side which won their first duel of the edition in Rajkot.Pune will bank on their in-form opening duo of Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi to give the team a great start. The middle order comprising the likes of captain Steven Smith, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Manoj Tiwary have the experience to take the opposition bowlers to the cleaners at ease. With all-rounders Daniel Christian and Rajat Bhatia, the lower order batting can come in handy if needed.It is not clear whether English star all-rounder Ben Stokes has overcome a shoulder injury. In his absence, Christian has proved to be an able replacement as far as bowling is concerned, but his batting under pressure remains a question.In the bowling department, the young Indian pace duo of Jaydev Unadkat and Shardul Thakur has impressed both in the opening and death overs while seasoned leg-spinner Imran Tahir, Christian and rookie tweaker Washington Sundar can provide the breakthroughs as well as stop the flow of runs in the middle overs.Gujarat, who lost to Mumbai Indians in a match decided by super over, are sixth on the points table with three wins from nine games. Their batsmen and bowlers are not clicking at the same match — a problem they must solve as the race for playoffs is hotting up. They need to start firing on all cylinders in order to get some wins under their belt to join the race for the playoffs.Gujarat have several destructive batsmen in Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Aaron Finch and Dinesh Karthik and they will hold the key.Their bowlers, always under the blame, however, have vastly improved. Even though Gujarat lost the game to Mumbai, the way they defended a target of 154, it must give them a lot of confidence going forward.Australian medium pacer Andrew Tye has been their leading light. With 12 scalps from six games, he is the third highest wicket-taker of this edition so far but is ruled out of the tournament with a dislocated shoulder. Along with him, youngsters Basil Thampi and Nathu Singh are improving, keeping veteran Praveen Kumar on the bench.A lot will depend on the performances of all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner and Irfan Pathan.last_img read more