Indian-Americans in the tri-state area can take pride in a number of firsts in 2018. Beginning with the first Indian-Americans taking over as Attorney General and State Senator in New Jersey and ending the year with the first person from the community to be elected to the New York State Senate.Read it at News India Times Related Items
Leading from the front, skipper Rohit Sharma smashed 62 off just 44balls to guide Mumbai Indians to a comfortable six-wicket victory overRoyal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match atthe Wankhede Stadium. (Scorecard)Highlights:Mumbai Innings:23.44 IST: Rohit Sharma adjudged Man of the Match 23.38 IST: Rohit Sharma (62) top-scored for his side, while Pollard (40*), Rayudu (31) and Buttler (28) all contributed for the home side. MI have jumped to fourth on the points table now. This is the 13th instance this season where the team batting second has won the match.23.31 IST: Pollard finishes it off!!!! Mumbai Indians (171/4) crush Royal Challengers Bangalore (170/7) by 6 wickets with 2 overs to spare. Kieron Pollards remains unbeaten on 40 off just 19 balls. 23.26 IST: SIX Alert!!!! Kieron Pollard smacks back-to-back sixes off Kane Richardson to bring MI within touching distance of the target. Mumbai 157/4 after 17 overs, need 14 runs to win from 18 balls. 23.17 IST: WICKET!!! Iqbal Abdullah once again delivers for RCB getting the wicket of Jos Buttler (28 off 14 balls). Mumbai 140/4 after 15.4 overs, need another 31 runs from 26 balls. 23.14 IST: FOUR!!! Kieron Pollard smacks two boundaries off Shane Watson’s over to keep the run chase on track for the home side. Watson concedes 13 runs off his over. Mumbai 128/3 after 15 overs, need another 43 runs from 30 balls. 23.05 IST: Big Wicket for RCB!!! Iqbal Abdullah has turned the game on its head as he picks up Rohit Sharma’s wicket, leaving Mumbai in a tricky situation. MI need another 62 runs from 42 balls to win.22.57 IST: FIFTY! Rohit Sharma brings up his half-century from 38 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. But Mumbai still have a long way to go and need Rohit to bat through till the end.advertisement22.50 IST: THAT’s OUT!!! Ambati Rayudu departs after scoring a quickfire 31 off 23 balls. Iqbal Abdullah picks up the wicket. Jos Buttler joins Rohit Sharma at the crease. Mumbai 89/2 after 11 overs.22.42 IST: Mumbai 70/1 in 9 overs, need another 101 runs from 66 balls at 9.18 runs per over. Rohit Sharma 40*, Ambati Rayudu 23*. Current partnership: 64 off 48 balls. 22.27 IST: Mumbai Indians score 51 runs in the powerplay for the loss of one wicket. Rohit Sharma 26*, Ambati Rayudu 18*. Required run rate: 126.96.36.199 IST: FREE-HIT!!! Varun Aaron bowls a waist high full-toss and Ambati Rayudu takes full advantage of the free-hit, smacking the next ball for a four. 19 runs came off Aaron’s over. Mumbai 43/1 after 5 overs. 22.17 IST: Meanwhile, take a look at the glamorous female anchors who have graced the Indian Premier League over the last nine years – Mandira Bedi to Shibani Dandekar: The ladies who left their mark on the IPL 22.14 IST: Rohit Sharma has been involved in a run out 26 times in IPL history. 22.12 IST: Mumbai Indians have had a nervy start to their innings specially after the early departure of Parthiv. Score 14/1 after 3 overs. 22.01 IST: WICKET!!!! Kane Richardson dismisses Parthiv Patel with his first ball. Patel top-edges a pull shot into the waiting hands of AB de Villiers at point. Ambati Rayudu has come out to the middle. 22.00 IST: Varun Aaron bowls a decent first over for RCB. Parthiv gets off the mark with a boundary. Mumbai 6/0 after 1 over. 21.42 IST: Innings Break!!! An action-packed final over saw Mumbai Indians picking up 3 wickets, but thanks to some lusty blows from Sarfaraz Khan and Travis Head in the death overs powered Bangalore to 170/7 in 20 overs. Head top-scored for RCB with 37 off 24 balls, while Sarfaraz scored 28 from 18 balls. 21.29 IST: Sarfaraz and Travis Head are finding it difficult to get the big hits in the death overs. Bangalore 143/4 after 18 overs. 21.19 IST: Last 4 overs have fetched 27 runs for RCB at the cost of 1 wicket. Current partnership between Sarfaraz and Head: 24 runs off 15 balls. Bangalore 123/4 after 16 overs. 21.08 IST: WICKET!!! Shane Watson edges a short delivery from Jasprit Bumrah to the keeper. Travis Head and Sarfaraz Khan now have the responsibility of finishing the innings with a bang. Bangalore 103/4 after 14 overs. 20.56 IST: That’s Out!!! Krunal Pandya gets rid of AB de Villiers to dent RCB’s progress. Debutante Travis Head walks in. Bangalore 93/3 after 11 overs. 20.52 IST: Big Wicket For MI!!! Virat Kohli goes for a lofted hit over cover but holes out at long-off. Shane Watson walks in with de Villiers looking set at the other end. Bangalore 91/2 after 10.2 overs. 20.48 IST: A 73 metre six from AB de Villiers brings up the fifty run partnership with Virat Kohli.20.40 IST: Krunal Pandya’s first voer goes for 10 runs including three wide balls. Kohli-de Villiers partnership are at it again. Bangalore 67/1 after 8 overs. 20.29 IST: The powerplay has fetched 49 runs for Bangalore with Virat Kohli batting on 18 from 16 balls and AB de Villiers on 7 off 6 balls. 20.18 IST: WICKET!!! KL Rahul departs after smashing 16 runs of the first three balls from Mitch McClenaghan, edging a wide delivery to first slip. Bangalore 32/1 after 4 overs.advertisement20.15 IST: Rahul and Kohli are struggling against some quality fast bowling from Southee and McClenaghan. Bangalore 15/0 after 3 overs. 20.05 IST: A superb over from Tim Southee comes to an end. Virat Kohli was struggling to cope with the swing which Southee was getting on a regular basis. Bangalore 4/0 after 1 over. 19.58 IST: KL Rahul is Virat Kohli’s new opening partner tonight. Tim Southee will open the attack for Mumbai Indians. 19.40 IST: Playing XIs – Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Shane Watson, AB de Villiers, TravisHead, Sarfaraz Khan, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Kane Richardson,Iqbal Abdulla, Varun Aaron, Harshal Patel.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel, Ambati Rayudu, HardikPandya, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah. 19.37 IST: Mumbai have brought back Kieron Pollard and left out Martin Guptill. This means that Rohit Sharma will once again open the innings for MI. 19.35 IST: RCB have made five changes in their playing XI – Travis Head replaces Chris Gayle, Kane Richardson in for David Wiese, StuartBinny in for Parveez Rasool, Iqbal Abdullah in for Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Aaronfor Srinath Aravind. 19.30 IST: TOSS!!! Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma wins the toss and opts to bowl first against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore.19.10 IST: Kohli’s boys heading to the Wankhede for the big clash. The boys are in total focus as they head to the Wankhede! #PlayBold boys! #MIvRCB @ABdeVilliers17 @travishead34https://t.co/ieJsrzTTUE Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 20, 201619.05 IST: Mumbai Indians fans have remained faithful to their team despite the results so far this season.Fans have reached the Wankhede! They are #DilSeIndian, are you? #MIvRCB pic.twitter.com/i2lflAp5bL Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 20, 201618.46 IST: Meanwhile, here’s a look at all the glamorous ladies who have floored the IPL over the years. Mandira Bedi to Shibani Dandekar: The ladies who left their mark on the IPL 18.40 IST: We are less than an hour away from the toss at Wankhede Stadium. Defending champions Mumbai Indians will look to put an end to their losing streak in the tournament. However, it would not be easy for Rohit Sharma and his men to tame the batting might of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Stay tuned for the updatesPreview: Under-confident Mumbai Indians will aim to get back to winning ways when they come up against an explosive batting power of Royal Challengers Bangalore.After getting off to a losing start to their campaign against Rising Pune Supergiants, defending champions Mumbai came back strongly with a thumping win over Kolkata Knight Riders, but suffered two consecutive loses against Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad to have them tottering in the seventh position in the points table with just two points from four games. (Full IPL 2016 coverage)Failure to get their team combination right has resulted in a series of losses for Mumbai.On the other hand, the Virat Kohli-led Bangalore have only played two games, winning convincingly against Hyderabad but losing to Delhi Daredevils in the last match and sit fourth with two points from as many games.advertisementBut on Wednesday, it will be a fresh start for both the sides and Mumbai will look to make the best use of the home conditions and get their third IPL title hopes back on track. New Zealand’s hard-hitting opener Martin Guptill who made his IPL debut against Hyderabad on Monday failed to make an impact as the right-handed batsman managed only two runs. (Read More)
This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.Carving out “me time” can help give you the energy and focus you need.Self-care and taking time to rest, stay healthy, and accomplish other goals besides work—we’re all familiar with these principles. Articles and blog posts often emphasize their importance.Ironically, however, they can seem harder to achieve as a freelancer than a full-time employee! My schedule as a freelance writer and editor is supposed to be flexible and under my control. Yet for a long time, I couldn’t seem to get past the unhealthy habit of forsaking all else in my life and hunkering down to finish a job—then accepting yet another one.There’s always the excuse of the inherent insecurity of freelance life: worry over losing a client or not bringing in enough money.But what else was stopping me from finishing the novel I’ve been writing for years, in the hours when I wasn’t working? Perhaps you can recognize some of your own habits below; these obstacles can halt any pursuit, creative or otherwise:Lack of discipline to write (or do whatever it is you want to do) regularly, at about the same time most days of the weekNot (writing) until or unless inspiration “strikes”Waiting for free time to open up, or magically appear between jobsThe following strategies helped me tackle those issues and get out of my rut:Take even just a few minutes for yourself, every day: get outside; go for a walk, swim, or bike ride; read (for pleasure!) a magazine, book or some other non-work-related material; make or cook something; get a massage, do yoga or meditate—even house- or yardwork can be mindful and keep your focus in the present moment.Create concrete and achievable goals, whether daily, weekly, or monthly. For example: “write every day for an hour at noon,” “revise book chapter tomorrow,” “submit story by week’s end,” “writer’s retreat/residency this summer,” “finish book by next year.”Put these goals in writing: on a bulletin board you can always see, on a physical calendar/agenda, in your phone, Google calendar, Evernote, etc. This way your priorities stay foremost in your mind, not buried by mundane stuff like work, bills, and email.Since I began putting this plan into action, I find it easier to visualize how close I am to my goals, and to make time for things that give me pleasure or respite. Once I go for that bike ride, I come back with a clearer head, full of energy and ready to continue with the next task of my day.Irene is a freelance writer and editor and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She enjoys hiking, loafing, and a good book on a rainy day.
As we previously reported, some Model 3 buyers are experiencing significant delays, but other buyers are getting deliveries actually much quicker than advertised and Tesla is now accelerating the Model 3 delivery timeline for the rear-wheel-drive version of the electric car. more… Source: Charge Forward