Russell fires KKR to victory

first_img Maxwell and Wriddhiman Saha (24) put on 40 for the fourth wicket and added a further 67 for the fifth wicket with David Miller (13). However, Maxwell fell in the 16th over with 45 runs needed from 27 balls and Russell returned in the 18th over to remove the dangerous Miller and swing the advantage KKR’s way. In the final over, Russell ran out Axar Patel for 21 after Gurkeerat Singh drove the second delivery back to him and he turned and hit the stumps, with the batsmen at the non-striker backing up too far. Gurkeerat Singh was then run out off the next delivery, attempting a second run to the deep, and Russell picked up his fourth wicket when he trapped Swapnil Singh lbw with a full length delivery, to the first ball he faced. ADDING ON RUNS KOLKATA, India (CMC): Irrepressible West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell played a small cameo with the bat, grabbed four wickets and bowled a remarkable final over as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) shot to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a tense seven-run victory over Kings XI Punjab here yesterday. The Jamaican lashed 16 from 10 balls at the death as KKR rallied to 164 for three off their 20 overs, after they were sent in at Eden Gardens. KKR were propelled though by openers Robin Uthappa, who stroked 70, and Gautam Gambhir, who gathered 54. In reply, Kings XI’s run chase was crippled by pacer Russell’s opening burst, which reduced them to 13 for three in the fourth over; and despite Australian Glenn Maxwell’s superb top score of 68, the visitors could only reach 157 for nine. Kings XI required 12 runs from the final over but Russell, voted Man of the Match, proved outstanding in conceding just four runs, effecting a run out and grabbing another wicket to finish with four for 20 from his four overs. With the victory, KKR joined new boys Gujarat Lions on 12 points, but topped the standings courtesy of a superior net run rate. Uthappa lashed six fours and two sixes off 49 balls in posting 101 off 81 deliveries for the first wicket with Gambhir, before adding 36 for the second wicket with Yusuf Pathan, who finished on 19 not out. Russell arrived in the 17th over to help give KKR a flourish at the end, belting a four and a six in putting on 27 for the third wicket, before falling to the final delivery of the innings. The 28-year-old then gave KKR a fine start, claiming Marcus Stoinis without scoring off the fourth ball of the innings, with a single run on the board. In his next over, Russell had Manan Vohra caught at deep backward square without scoring as Kings XI tumbled at the top.last_img read more

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Discovering my strengths: AgriPOWER Session 1 blog

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Commentby Devin Trout, AgriPOWER Class XI memberOpening session for AgriPOWER Class XI took place on the hottest weekend thus far of the summer. But that was okay because we took advantage of the cool air conditioning at Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau. “All any of us can offer is the nucleus of a good idea,”  Keith Stimpert, senior vice president at Ohio Farm Bureau, shared this in his welcoming message to us while kicking off the first session. Keith shared the importance of working with others to bring other unknown ideas to life. This really hit home for me as a Farm Bureau member. We are all walking a similar walk in life in the agriculture industry, but all have so many different ideas that we still don’t know we have. That’s why community is so important in agriculture — community helps build ideas and turns those ideas into goals then into plans. Following a tour of Nationwide and of Ohio Farm Bureau, we were introduced to Elise Stoddard from American Farm Bureau Federation. “Our greatest potential lies in what we already do well,” she said, which helps create the most impactful leaders and allows for unique opportunities based on their strengths. Elise was able to help define and help us apply what our strengths were. She shared that the next steps to follow with knowing what our strengths are is to be deliberate about how we focus on our leadership efforts, to identify people that can help us on our journey, and to master our environment and be more engaged to be successful. Understanding my strengths and weaknesses is a real game changer for me in my professional and personal worlds. Knowing that empathy is my top strength will allow me to be a better team player and understand the rest of my team throughout my career.Elise also shared with us about Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is the capacity for recognizing your own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves. We learned that our EQ = our job performance. As someone who hopes to eventually be in a managing role, this is key to know and understand. If my team is stressed, overwhelmed and not motivated, their performance is going to be lacking. I think it’s important for managing personnel to invest in their team’s EQ and focus on team building. We also learned about influential communicators and that they put the people before themselves. They ask what do they need, focus on change in the listeners and are impact conscious. A question Elise asked us is “Will your message matter tomorrow for your audience as they begin their day?” I think this is key for anyone. Will what I say impact this person? Whether we are talking to a large audience or a peer, I think we all need to recognize what impact our words have on others.  Being in the agriculture industry we may get feedback from others who do not share the same values as we do, and I think instead of losing our cool, which happens a lot, we should ask ourselves if what we are saying will matter to this person tomorrow? We wrapped up our session with defining leadership with Marlene Eick from Live Your Story. Dr. John C. Maxwell defines leadership: “Leadership is influence; nothing more, nothing less.” Marlene shared that we must truly know ourselves before we can understand how to influence effectively. She asked us what have we been holding ourselves back from, and this really hit home with me. I am a dream chaser 100% and never fulfill my dreams because I hold myself back. This session really encouraged me to stop holding myself back from anything. The most simplest sounding thing, that has a huge impact. Session one was a great dive into what AgriPOWER is and I am looking forward to growing my leadership skills with a great group of other impactful leaders. Other AgriPOWER Class XI blog:The beginning of relationships, by Kenzie Johnston, Delaware CountyDevin Trout is the media and marketing specialist for Franklin County Farm Bureau and designer for Edible Columbus. She is a Columbus Pittie Committee foster and active with the Central Ohio Young Ag Professionals.   Leave a Commentlast_img read more

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3 reasons to write great logs

first_imgYou’re on a geocaching roll, earning smileys left and right. With so many finds piling up, it’s tempting to post a TFTC and leave it at that… (Cue the screeching halt.) Before you do, give us a chance to convince you otherwise. SharePrint RelatedFAQ: Log upvotesMay 16, 2018In “News”New tools for your next trip into the great outdoors!January 17, 2017In “News”Six geocache outing planning mistakes you don’t know you are makingApril 30, 2019In “News” 3 reasons why great logs are a good thing:1: You’ll make a cache owner’s day.Yes, cache owners read your logs. Be sure to give your heartfelt thanks.2: Thoughtful logs help future seekers.Are there new conditions in an area? Did you find the geocache trickier than the difficulty rating implied? Geocachers will appreciate the information (but beware of leaving spoilers).3: Record a story-worthy moment.Logs are like a geocaching diary, helping you remember the great moments — and the hilarious. This just in: DraftsDrafts are now in the Geocaching® app. Drafts lets you start writing a log in the field on the Geocaching® app and finish it later in the app or on Geocaching.com. This feature was formerly known as Field Notes.There you have it: three reasons to write great logs and a new feature that makes doing so, easy. What are you waiting for? Get logging!Have a log you love? Tell us about it in the comments below. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Think globally, Sitharaman tells defence shipyards

first_imgDefence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday urged Defence Ministry shipyards not to constantly seek equipment manufacturing contracts from the ministry, and to explore global markets as well.She was speaking at the launch of an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) of the Indian Coast Guard manufactured by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), a public sector undertaking, at Mormugao port. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ call is not just aimed at manufacturing for local markets, but also to promote India as a defence equipment manufacturing hub for a global market,” she said. “There should definitely be an approach of competing globally. You have a market everywhere where the Defence Minister of India or the Commerce Minister of India goes out.” The Defence Minister said there is immense interest in buying equipment such as offshore patrol vessels and speedboats to guard borders from India. She announced that the OPV launched on Thursday would be named Sachet. Cmde. B.B. Nagpal, chairman and managing director, GSL, and Rajendra Singh, Director General of the Indian Coast Guard, were among those present. Sachet is the first of five OPVs being built by GSL for the Coast Guard. The 105-metre-long OPV, with a displacement of 2,350 tonnes at full load and endurance of 600 nautical miles, is expected to patrol and police the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone.last_img read more

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