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By BEN HARRISDefending Elite Eight men’s champions NSW Country Mavericks will be hard to rein in as they hold a four-point advantage on the competition table.The Mavericks remain unbeaten after day two of the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League at Coffs Harbour on Thursday.They opened their account with an 8-7 win over NSW Mets in the grand final replay then finished off the day with a 10-4 hammering of The Alliance.Mavericks had led as much as 7-3 in the game against the Mets only for the two-time grand finalists to fight back in the second half.It was the Mets’ third loss in three years of the Elite Eight competition at the NTL.Michael Mousa’s troops are third on the table behind Queensland Outlaws on percentages.The Outlaws enjoyed 7-3 and 9-4 victories over NSW Rebels and NSW Scorpions respectively.Following their day one performance that saw them with two draws and a win, Queensland Chiefs are in fourth spot thanks to a 7-5 win over The Alliance and a 6-5 loss to the Rebels.Queensland South Stingrays have a fantastic opportunity to jump into the top four when they take on The Alliance and the Chiefs on day three.It will be hard for the Rebels and Scorpions to make the top four while The Alliance will be playing for pride on Friday.The highlights of day three in the men’s competition will be the Mets-Outlaws match at 12.20pm and the Chiefs-Stingrays clash at 3.50pm.You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksMen’s Elite Eight day two
OTTAWA – Housing starts in Canada hit their highest total in a decade in 2017, but are expected to slow this year, economists said Monday.BMO senior economist Robert Kavcic said the full-year tally of housing starts for 2017 came in at 221,000.“Canadian homebuilding activity had its best year in a decade in 2017, backed by underlying demographic support and strengthening labour markets in the country’s largest provinces,” he wrote in a report.However, he noted that this year the number of starts is expected to moderate closer to the 200,000 level, with a record number units under construction to start the year.Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Tuesday the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts for December of 2017 came in at 216,980 units, down from 251,675 units in November. The six-month moving average for December was 226,777 compared with 226,178 in November.The housing agency said the overall decline in the annual pace of housing starts in December came as the pace of urban starts fell 15.1 per cent to 198,132 units for the final month of last year.The pace of multi-unit urban starts slowed 22 per cent to 135,176, while the rate of single-detached urban starts increased by 4.7 per cent to 62,956 units.Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 18,848 units.The housing market has been identified as a key risk to the economy and been scrutinized by economists and policy-makers.Rising interest rates and more stringent lending rules are expected to weigh on the market this year.Royal Bank assistant chief economist Paul Ferley said the total number of starts for 2017 were up 11.4 per cent from 198,000 in 2016.“Looking ahead, our expectation is that recent tightening of mortgage lending, further official interest rate increases in both Canada and the U.S. and current poor affordability in a number of key markets will contribute to housing starts continuing to trend lower.“Our forecast assumes that starts will drop to 195,000 this year and 185,000 in 2019.”
LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face her divided Cabinet in a bid to win support for a draft Brexit deal with the European Union.Negotiators from the two sides have reached agreement on divorce terms, including a plan to resolve the key issue of the Irish border.But pro-Brexit lawmakers in May’s divided Conservative Party are angry, saying the agreement will leave Britain tethered to the EU after it departs in March.Failure to secure Cabinet backing will leave May’s leadership in doubt and the Brexit process in chaos.If Cabinet supports the deal Wednesday, it needs approval from the EU at a summit in the next few weeks. Then May will need to win backing from Parliament, where pro-Brexit and pro-EU legislators alike are threatening to oppose it.The Associated Press
NDPMaria Augimeri (Humber River-Black Creek, Ont.): Toronto city councillor for over three decades, challenging longtime Liberal MP Judy Sgro.Min Sook Lee (Toronto-Danforth, Ont.): Documentary filmmaker and activist, running in Jack Layton’s former riding.Svend Robinson (Burnaby North-Seymour, B.C.): Prominent former MP from the NDP’s left wing and Canada’s first openly gay member of Parliament.Emilie Taman (Ottawa Centre, Ont.): Former federal prosecutor and professor at the University of Ottawa, challenging Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.Rudy Turtle (Kenora, Ont.): Chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation, which has struggled for generations with the effects of industrial mercury poisoning.GreensDennis Drainville (Gaspesie-Les-Isles-de-la-Madeleine, Que.): Retired Anglican bishop of Quebec, anti-poverty activist, one-time MPP in Ontario.Greg Malone (Avalon, N.L.): Co-founder of the CODCO comedy troupe and major figure in the Newfoundland and Labrador cultural scene.Pierre Nantel (Longueuil-Saint-Hubert, Que.): Two-term member of Parliament for the NDP, which expelled him when word got out he was exploring a candidacy for the Greens.People’s partySteven Fletcher (Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, Man.): Former federal Conservative cabinet minister, Manitoba MLA and disability advocate.Renata Ford (Etobicoke North, Ont.): Widow of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, running on his and Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s home turf.Salim Mansur (London North Centre, Ont.): Retired political-science professor and writer, specializing in the harms of multiculturalism.Bloc QuebecoisDenis Trudel (Longueuil-Saint-Hubert, Que.): Actor and longtime French-rights activist. OTTAWA — Parties try to recruit star candidates to take down veteran MPs, show they’re serious about governing if they win, and demonstrate that they’re renewing themselves. Here are some of the federal parties’ big catches this campaign:LiberalsSteven Guilbeault (Laurier-Sainte-Marie, Que.): Founding member of Equiterre, a major Quebec environmental organization. Parties also have to contend with retirements, defections and (occasionally) MPs they no longer want. Some of the best-known examples this time:LiberalsRodger Cuzner (Cape Breton-Canso, N.S.): Nova Scotia Liberal first elected in 2000 who held his seat through thick and thin.Mark Eyking (Sydney-Victoria, N.S.): Like Cuzner in the riding next door, elected in 2000 and a stalwart for the party ever since.Andrew Leslie (Orleans, Ont.): Former general, senior adviser to leader Justin Trudeau, chief whip who never made cabinet, quitting after one term.Jody Wilson-Raybould (Vancouver Granville, B.C.): Former B.C. Aboriginal leader and Crown prosecutor. Former justice minister expelled from caucus after the SNC-Lavalin affair. Running as an Independent.Jane Philpott (Markham-Stouffville, Ont.): Physician. Former health minister expelled from caucus after the SNC-Lavalin affair. Like Wilson-Raybould, running as an Independent.ConservativesBrad Trost (Saskatoon-University, Sask.): Prominent member of the Tories’ social-conservative wing and former leadership candidate. Lost in a nomination challenge. First elected in 2004.Kellie Leitch (Simcoe-Grey, Ont.): Former labour minister and leadership candidate. Pediatric orthopedic surgeon. First elected in 2011, recruited by then finance minister Jim Flaherty.Rob Nicholson (Niagara Falls, Ont.): Former minister of foreign affairs, justice and defence who was a steady, experienced hand in Stephen Harper’s governments. First elected in 1984 and has served continuously since 2004.NDPNathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley, B.C.): Former finance critic and leadership candidate. First elected in 2004.Murray Rankin (Victoria, B.C.): Former justice critic who entered politics after a long career as a prominent lawyer in B.C. First elected in 2012.Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie Jaimes-Nunavik-Eeyou, Que.): Lawyer and Cree leader before entering politics. Former leadership candidate. First elected in 2011.Helene Laverdiere (Laurier-Sainte-Marie, Que.): Academic and former Canadian diplomat. First elected in 2011, defeating then-Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe.The Canadian Press Sylvie Frechette (Riviere-du-Nord, Que.): Olympic gold medallist in synchronized swimming and Oxfam ambassador.Richard Lehoux (Beauce, Que.): Former head of the Quebec Federation of Municipalities and 19-year local mayor, challenging former Tory Maxime Bernier who’s now leader of the People’s Party.Justina McCaffrey (Kanata-Carleton, Ont.): Internationally known wedding-dress designer.Tom Pentefountas (Laval-Les Iles, Que.): Lawyer, former vice-president of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and former senior figure in the Action democratique du Quebec provincial party. Sandra Pupatello (Windsor West, Ont.): Former Ontario cabinet minister from a prominent Windsor family. Challenging longtime NDP MP Brian Masse.Tamara Taggart (Vancouver-Kingsway, B.C.): Former news anchor for CTV in Vancouver and advocate for cancer patients after her own bout with a rare form of gastrointestinal cancer.Adam van Koeverden (Milton, Ont.): Olympic gold medallist and world-champion kayaker, challenging Conservative deputy leader Lisa Raitt.ConservativesGeorge Canyon (Central Nova, N.S.): Juno-award-winning country singer and actor.Angelo Esposito (Alfred-Pellan, Que.): Former first-round NHL draft pick.
BALURGHAT: There was complete pandemonium as around 100 people fell ill and several got hurt at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in South Dinajpur’s Buniadpur on Saturday. Modi had come in Buniadpur to address a public rally for party candidate Sukanta Majumdar.A stampede-like situation broke out when a section of supporters tried to barge into the inner ring of the rally and the barricades were almost broken. Several women and children fell ill due to the afternoon heat. However, local BJP leaders and workers were seen inactive regarding the issue. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”There was total chaos in the rally. Around 100 people including women and children fell ill due to the heat. They were lying in the field without any medical assistance,” said an irate local resident. According to a source, there was a lot of initial enthusiasm in the area to see a Prime Minister for the first time during poll campaign, since Independence. There were several people standing outside the venue but it was alleged that no BJP leader was seen actively managing the crowd. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe state government had, however, deployed sufficient policemen to tackle any untoward situation. A police officer said there was huge traffic congestion after the rally. Heavy vehicles including buses and lorries, along with cars and autos were seen standing for about two hours on both sides of National Highway 512. “The situation was the worst today. Policemen faced a tough time in managing the situation. Several were found missing following the pandemonium,” a police officer said. The saffron party has likely targeted the Balurghat seat, speculating defeat in other parts of the country.
Ohio State women’s coach Bill Dorenkott will now become the coach of both swimming and diving teams. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsA drastic change in the coaching staff of Ohio State has done little to affect the team’s performance thus far.The Ohio State women’s (1-0) and men’s (1-0) swimming teams finished their first meets competing under the same coaching staff for the first time in program history last Friday with dominant wins against Kenyon women’s (0-2) and men’s (0-2) teams. The Buckeyes won gold in every event, and seemed to thrive under their new coaching staff.The transition came following coach Bill Wadley’s retirement after 26 years at the helm of the men’s swim team. Coach Bill Dorenkott, who had previously coached the women’s team for nine years, is now the head coach for both teams.Dorenkott believes the transition will be beneficial in the long run.“I’m certainly biased, but I feel really good about the staff we put together and I feel like the staff is doing a very nice job of meeting our athletes’ needs,” Dorenkott said.The change to having both teams swim as a single unit has also been smoother than initially thought, Dorenkott said. The coach said the men’s team has welcomed the change, and views it as an opportunity to grow as a team.“I think change runs contrary to human nature. Most people gravitate toward things they know already,” Dorenkott said. “The fact the men have fully embraced the change because I had worked with the women for nine years is really pretty remarkable.”Senior Jack Barone believes the combination of teams has the potential to bring about new possibilities.“I think the coaches put a lot of focus on individualizing everything, kind of seeing what each swimmer needs,” Barone said. “Something we were all really excited about was getting a little more specialized training-wise and just in general.”Sophomore Molly Kowal found the transition to training with the men’s team challenging at first, but said it has ultimately helped the women.Kowal added that the union of men’s and women’s teams under Dorenkott has built a bond between the two teams, as the personal connections have provided overwhelming support during competition.“They definitely push the girls more in practice, because obviously the guys are going to be the better swimmers,” Kowal said. “So, they’re just pushing the girls to try harder and to try to keep up with them, which is helpful.”Although Dorenkott has added the men’s team to his list of responsibilities, he has not changed his coaching philosophy that he takes to leading his players during the week in practice since he was just coach of the women’s team. His weekly routine focuses on the preparation needed for competition.While Dorenkott believes the outcomes of each meet cannot be predetermined, he said the week of practices leading up to the competition can provide a glimpse of what’s to come.“When you talk about winning, you can’t control that,” Dorenkott said. “So, we can only prepare, control the effort we put into it. So, game day coaching, there’s not a lot of adjustments to be made in swimming. It’s kind of just managing the actual game day process, whether that’s warming up, warming down, giving a little bit of feedback.”The changes to the team’s operation have been positively received thus far, but Dorenkott said there is still work to be done. He said the team’s attention to detail will need to improve in order to compete later in the season. Dorenkott cited a relay disqualification in last week’s meet against Kenyon, in which a swimmer left the block before the previous swimmer touched the wall, as an example of where the team could clean its technique.The Buckeyes will hope to begin cleaning up the small details of their swims against Denison and Akron at 6 p.m. Friday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The men will compete against Denison, while the women will swim against Denison and Akron.“Everything’s a lead-up or a build-up to [the postseason in] February and March,” Dorenkott said. “A good book has 10 unique chapters, it’s not the same chapter again and again and again. So, we want to be early-November good against Denison and Akron and we want to be late-November good when the [Ohio State Invitational] comes along. Hopefully, we’re cleaning up the things we need to clean up based on feedback we’re getting from meets.”
Maurizio Sarri has admitted that he was surprised by Rafa Benitez’s negative tactics in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory at Newcastle on Sunday.Chelsea continued their winning run with a 2-1 victory at St James’ Park, but it was the way that Rafa Benitez set up his Newcastle team that baffled Maurizio Sarri.“I was surprised at Rafa,” he told Sky Sports.“In Italy, I have never seen him play with five defenders so I was really surprised.“The match was very difficult, they were so low and compact, it was impossible to have spaces.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“We got better in the second half but it was a very difficult game.“I think we showed improvement because the match was difficult it was not easy to play well.”He also spoke of Eden Hazard’s man-of-the-match performance.“Eden has played very well,” Sarri added. “Maybe it was better if he played for 75 or 80 minutes, but (Mateo) Kovacic asked for the sub so it was impossible [to take him off].”
Spanish giants Real Madrid had their Christmas meal at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday as it is the traditional and the club’s president Florentino Perez gave an address where he lauded club’s Ballon d’Or winner, Luka Modric.Modric’ emergence as the winner of the award means Madrid has produced winners of the trophy in the last three years as Cristiano Ronaldo won the last two editions while with the club. .“We are already focused on winning the Club World Cup,” said Perez in a report obtained by Marca.“These players are already part of history and the legend of Madrid.”“Among them is Luka Modric, winner of the Ballon d’Or and The Best, representing the talent and values of Madrid.”Report: Zinedine Zidane could also want N’Golo Kante Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 Following his policy of signing French players for Real Madrid, it has been reported that Zidane might like N’Golo Kante.As we continue with our…“You are direct witnesses to one of the best stages in the club’s history,” Perez continued.“For the first time, we are European champions in football and basketball, a worldwide milestone.”“This successful stage is thanks to the unity of Madrid, unity that allows us to have stability.”“The stadium on Sunday was an example of the values of sport,” he said.“The passion of sport coexisted with the values of sport.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 20, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games held Official Opening ceremonies on July 18, 2017 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, during which the athletes representing their respective countries participated in an “Athletes’ Parade.”There was buzz of excitement as the athletes waited to parade in this historic Games, the first event of a series that will take place in the Americas.Behind the scenes all of the athletes filled the old sports centre area, waiting to parade in the stadium in their national colors with flags and other paraphernalia. With all the countries filling the sports centre one would think that the world was so large, yet we are all connected. Many of the athletes at the Commonwealth Youth Games already knew other athletes from different countries by competing in different events around the world or by meeting one another at boarding schools and colleges.Many more connections were made as they waited to march, as the young athletes went around trading country pins and showing respect and well wishes to their opponents. The vibe was a great balance of strong national pride and Commonwealth country fellowship.Story by: Sydnei IsaacsPress Release: BISPHOTOS: Highlights of the Commonwealth Youth Games 2017 Official Opening Ceremony, Athletes’ Parade, and festivities, July 18, 2017 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. (BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 11, 2018 – Providenciales – Premier Robinson in responding to a media house invitation to comment on a Face Book Posting has responded as follows:“In what has become usual mischief and gutter style politics, certain members of the Opposition choose to mislead the people of this country. If it were not a serious accusation and mistruth, I would not feel compelled to respond to Grand Turk North’s candidate who posted that the UK Government had rejected my Government’s application for a supplementary.The Ministry of Finance forwarded the final responses to questions raised last week and the Governor in dismissing any such statements, has confirmed that the UK is actively considering the request”, says Premier Robinson.Premier Robinson went on to say, “what basis would there be to deny critical works identified by the elected Government of these Islands, many of which will begin critical works to Schools among other critical projects? If the UK rejected such a Supplementary, the Hon Member should be joining the Government in protest and not celebrating as such as the last time I checked this country belonged to all of us. We must know that there are issues that we must stand resolute on and political division on national issues is not only immature but reckless.”“In the Supplementary submitted there are critical resources for the Police, funding for NHIP, repairs to Schools which can double as Shelters, funding to support the introduction of online payment to better secure government revenues and enhance public service, funding to support the critical work of the National Physical Development Plan, additional resources to support border control and planning enforcement activities, among other critical projects and matters. We can only hope that the people will continue to dismiss gutter style politics and demand a higher level of representation from all its elected members,” says Premier Robinson. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hon Sharlene L Cartwright RobinsonPremier & Minister of FinanceThe Turks and Caicos Islands
Celtic striker, Odsonne Edouard has warned teammates to expect a tougher test when they face RB Leipzig in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, following their 5-0 drubbing of Hearts.The Scottish champions require a victory over the Leipzig on Thursday evening to maintain genuine hope of progression from Europa League Group B.Edouard scored twice in Saturday’s 5-0 thrashing of Premiership leaders Hearts and believes his side are in a good place to try and salvage their continental ambitions.“I think it will be a totally different game to the match in Germany,” said the French striker, according to Daily Mail.“It is a home match for us so it is going to be totally different.”Johnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“We want to win every match so that will be the same on Thursday evening against Leipzig. We know that this is a really important game for us, so we want to go into it with the best approach and the best mindset.”“There is a good dynamic about the team at the moment and we are in good form. We are always working harder to get better and trying to improve our standards to get the wins.”Filip Benkovic, James Forrest and Ryan Christie were also on the scoresheet against Hearts as the Bhoys delivered a significant victory on Saturday.“I think we have shown over the past seven years that we are the best team and we want to keep that up for as long as we can,” added the 20-year-old Frenchman, who now has 11 goals for the season.”“For me, I feel good physically right now. The same goes for the whole team, too. I just try to do as well as I can in each match to help the team win.”
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Acquia has released the second generation of its Social-as-a-Service software solution with Commons 2.0. Acquia is a commercial open source “social platform”, supporting corporations using Drupal software to create community websites.With Commons 2.0, businesses are able to create communities for their brands that include activity streams, social networking, blogs, wikis, badges and events. On the back end, the open source Web CMS platform provides analytics, support and management services for users. Other features include the ability for companies to create a Q & A environment and launch a social network.As far as branding is concerned, Commons 2.0 allows businesses to either choose already created “enterprise-ready themes”, or form their own branded theme from the Commons technology for their community sites. Commons offers a range of packages, from basic support to a fully managed service. The Commons software is free, but if a business chooses to host it in the Acquia cloud and elect for support, price range from $10,000 for the most basic package to around $100,000 for the most advanced. A spokesperson from Acquia says the highest tier package wouldn’t reach the seven-figure mark.Acquia was co-founded by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert in 2007, and is currently used by about 175 large customers in its hosting environment. Bryan House, VP of marketing with Acquia, says that his company receives three billion HTP requests a month. Acquia offers its clients, which include Al Jazeera and Mother Jones, enterprise support, as “they would expect from Microsoft or another enterprise-class application,” explains House.More on this topic Acquia Releases Hosted Version of Drupal with Social Intent Acquia and Engine Yard Partner to Offer Cloud Solution for Drupal and Ruby on Rails Comparing Open Source CMS Drupal Creator Forms Commercial Distribution Company CMP Buys Software 2007 Conference (posted 12/05) CMS Insights Wire | 10.08.09Just In Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry DivePowered by
New Zealand and Sri Lanka will start off their World Cup campaign on June 1 as they face-off at Cardiff. New Zealand had a memorable campaign in the previous World Cup which they co-hosted while Sri Lanka are one of the least fancied sides in the tournament.When and where to watchThe match begins at the usual 10:30 AM local time and 3 PM IST. Star Sports has dedicated many of its channels to covering the game. Live telecast would be there on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD and the vernacular channels of the Star Sports network with commentary in their respective languages. Online viewers can catch the game live on Hotstar platform.PreviewNew Zealand are, as always, not favourites in the tournament but a team that is capable of beating any opposition. They are missing their inspirational captain Brendon McCullum from the 2015 campaign but still have the quality of Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson in the middle order to lead the batting charge.The opening pair of Martin Guptill and Colin Munro looks threatening but the latter has struggled for runs and seems to throw away his wicket too cheaply. Guptill, though, is a very fine player and the Kiwis will like him to get into form straight away. The likes of Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls and Tom Blundell are all in the running for positions in the middle order. Latham has been a very efficient player and so is likely to get in. Henry Nicholls has also been performing really well, so he too should find a spot. Blundell scored a quick hundred in the practice game against West Indies. If the Kiwis want to fit him in the squad, they may drop Munro and push Latham to open with Guptill and give the gloves to Blundell.In that scenario, there would be a contest between James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme for the all-rounder’s spot. The latter looks the likely choice due to some good performances over the last year. Williamson and Malinga are key players for their teamsTwitterAmong the bowlers, Tim Southee and Trent Boult are certain to play and we can be reasonably sure about Mitchell Santner also. While Ish Sodhi seems a more aggressive bowler, he can go for runs while Santner tends to keep batsmen in check and also pick up the odd wicket. The third seamer would be an interesting choice. If New Zealand want extra pace, they can opt for Lockie Ferguson. But chances are that Matt Henry, who is also sharp in speed and can get some swing, would take that spot.For Sri Lanka, the most important batsman would be Kusal Mendis. He is undoubtedly the future leader of the batting department of Sri Lanka. He was also the only batsman who performed well in the ODI series his team played in South Africa earlier this year. But there would be a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of Angelo Mathews also. With no Dinesh Chandimal, the veteran batsman has to lead the way. Hopes would be high from Kusal Perera also. He has been a massive underachiever but his legendary innings earlier this year to win a Test against South Africa suggested he has turned a corner. This could be the stage for him to prove that knock wasn’t a fluke.Dimuth Karunaratne has been an excellent performer in Tests through 2018 but hasn’t quite shown the same form in ODIs. As the captain, he will be expected, as will be Lahiru Thirimanne, to raise their game. Dhananjaya de Silva’s match-saving hundred in a Test against India suggested great potential but not much else has transpired in his favour since then. In short, this doesn’t look like a strong batting line-up. There is talent and some experience but past performances don’t suggest that they will be setting the ground on fire. However, it only takes a couple of great individual efforts to lift a team and the likes of Kusal Perera and Mendis can provide that.Unfortunately for the Lankans, their bowling inspires even less confidence. While Lasith Malinga is still there, he is a shadow of his former destructive self. Suranga Lakmal becomes effective if there is cloud cover, but seems more suited to Tests than ODIs. The spin-department, uncharacteristically, seems very timid. Jeevan Mendis and some all-rounders are all that they have got for tweakers and they are hardly going to worry anyone.So, New Zealand are the firm favourites. It would take a special effort for Sri Lanka to win this match. But then, cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties.Players to watchKane Williamson: According to many, the best batsman his country has ever produced, Williamson has the enviable quality of being able to score quickly without seeming to take any risk. A wonderful player of spin, Williamson has been a consistent performer and may well lead the way by starting the World Cup campaign with a hundred.Kusal Mendis: In the 5-match ODI series played against South Africa, Mendis looked very capable but three run-outs didn’t allow him to get a big score. Being the best batsman, arguably, in the Lankan team, this could be the stage where he strikes it big.Predicted XIsNew Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (WK), Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent BoultSri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera (WK), Milinda Siriwardana, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga
Super 30 box office collectionTwitterAfter a decent start at the box office, Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 witnessed a big jump in its collection on its day 2.Super 30 has had a good opening day collection of Rs 11.83 crore on Friday. Although it was a bit less than the expected margin, it was still a decent start for a content based film.However, Super 30 enjoyed a massive growth in its earning as the weekend started. The movie witnessed a rise of around 30 percent in its occupancy, registering an excellent collection at the Indian box office on Saturday.With strong word of mouth, Hrithik’s film collected Rs 18.19 crore at the domestic market on day 2.”#Super30 has a turnaround on Day 2… Witnesses super growth at plexes of Tier-2 cities and also shows an upward trend in mass circuits… Will score big numbers on Day 3… Eyes ₹ 50 cr [+/-] weekend… Fri 11.83 cr, Sat 18.19 cr. Total: ₹ 30.02 cr. India biz,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.Super 30 was the only big release this Friday, and hence, it does not have any competition apart from Kabir Singh. Although the latter is running in its fourth week, Kabir Singh is still earning in crores each day.Nonetheless, considering the growing word of mouth for Super 30, it is likely to witness another jump in its collection on Sunday.Directed by Vikas Balh, Super 30 is based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar, who faced several odds and challenges in order to give free education to under-privileged students. Apart from Hrithik, the film also features Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Tripathi and Aditay Shrivastava among others.