IPL 2019: Virat Kohli’s RCB look to get off the mark at KXIP’s fortress

first_imgIPL 2019: Virat Kohli’s RCB look to get off the mark at KXIP’s fortressRoyal Challengers Bangalore have had a horror start to their Indian Premier League 2019 campaign as they have lost six matches on the trot. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab are yet to lose a match at home in the ongoing seasonadvertisement India Today Web Desk MohaliApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 14:48 IST Can Royal Challengers Bangalore snap the losing streak in Mohali on Saturday? ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRoyal Challengers Bangalore are a defeat away from bagging an unwanted IPL recordVirat Kohli-led RCB have lost 6 in 6 and reeling at the bottom of the points tableKings XI Punjab will be hoping to maintain their perfect home record in IPL 2019 on SaturdayIt’s that time of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season where teams will be hoping to settle in on their playing XIs and build momentum as they progress towards the business end of the tournament. While defending champions Chennai Super Kings are well ahead of the chasing pack, as many as four teams are on eight points each in a crowded mid-table.However, two teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals have been struggling to gain any sort of momentum. While Rajasthan have two points from their only win over Bangalore, Virat Kohli’s men are yet to open their account in IPL 2019.Can RCB avoid unwanted IPL record?Royal Challengers Bangalore are one more defeat away from creating an unwanted record as they will become the side with the most number of successive defeats at the start of the season. RCB have lost six matches on the trot this season and have equalled Delhi Capitals (Daredevils) record from 2013.Virat Kohli’s men are facing a daunting task of breaching Kings XI Punjab’s fortress. R Ashwin’s men have not lost a single match at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali this season, winning three in three. In fact, Kings XI have stitched a 7-match unbeaten run at the iconic venue over the last three years.Notably, skipper Ashwin sent a warning to opposition teams after Kings XI crushed Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday when he said the hosts will be hoping to stretch their winning streak at home to 11 at the end of the season.advertisementRoyal Challengers Bangalore though will be hoping for a change in fortunes as they are heading into their seventh match of IPL 2019 after a five-day break. RCB can take confidence from the fact that they had completed a double over Kings XI in IPL 2018. When it comes to head-to-head records, RCB have managed to beat KXIP 10 times in 22 meetings.While KXIP will be keen on maintaining their fine run at home, all eyes will be on Chris Gayle as the big West Indies batsman had suffered a twisted back during their last match against Mumbai Indians. It remains to be seen if the Universe Boss will recover in time to face his former club.RCB will be boosted by the presence of Dale Steyn in the camp after the South African pacer replaced an injured Nathan Coulter-Nile. However, the fast bowling great will not be available for selection in Saturday’s away game.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly on MS Dhoni’s on-field outburst at umpires: Everyone is humanAlso Read | India might select KL Rahul for No.4 in World Cup based on IPL form: Sunil GavaskarAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow IPL 2019Follow IPL points tableFollow Virat KohliFollow Chris GayleFollow Dale Steynlast_img read more

Polyus to install remaining four biooxidation reactors in 2018 at Olimpiada

first_imgPavel Grachev, Chief Executive Officer of PJSC Polyus, commented in the company’s FY2017 results just released: “The strength of our assets and the focus on efficiency have enabled Polyus to deliver production numbers above our official guidance of 2,075-2,125 thousand ounces for the fourth year in a row, at 2,160 thousand ounces, or 3% higher…in early 2017, we won the tender for the development of Sukhoi Log, one of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in the world. We are now proceeding with a scoping study and believe that obtaining the Sukhoi Log license is a fundamental achievement that gives us a great position to grow in the coming years. We expect a 2018 production of 2,375-2,425 thousand ounces, and in the second half of the year we anticipate Natalka to be fully ramped up. We will also continue with debottlenecking initiatives at our existing operations that have already strongly contributed to our operational results during the last several years.”Polyus also talked about technology investments at its operations. Capital expenditures increased during 2017 to $804 million, from $466 million in the previous year. This increase reflects higher maintenance capital expenditures, the ongoing construction works at Natalka, and brownfield development projects. Capital expenditures at Natalka, the Group’s main development project, increased 77%, to $378 million. Mining activity at Natalka was relaunched in January 2017 (the deposit was previously mined from 2013 through 2014). As of the end of December 2017, almost the entire processing flow sheet was fully operational, with technical works fully completed at the desorption circuits in January 2018. Currently, Natalka operates in a ramp-up mode. Completion of the full ramp up is anticipated in the second half of 2018.Capital expenditures at Olimpiada increased to $177 million due to preparations to connect the mine to the new Razdolinskaya-Taiga grid, procurement of a new mining fleet, and the construction of bio-oxidation circuit (BIO-4) at the mills-1, 2, and 3 complex. The first four reactors of the BIO-4 project were installed in 2017 whereas the remaining four reactors are scheduled for the first half of 2018. The new mining fleet consists of a new fleet of 220 t class trucks and a 15 m3 class shovel to improve the productivity and cost performance in the waste material for the Stage 4 cutback.At Blagodatnoye, capital expenditures increased to $49 million in 2017, primarily due to optimisation works at the Blagodatnoye mill following the completion of the processing capacity expansion project. At Verninskoye, capital expenditures increased to $39 million in 2017 mainly due to further implementation of the Verninskoye mill expansion project.Capital expenditures at Kuranakh increased to $65 million due to further progress with the heap leach project and the launch of the second stage of the Kuranakh mill processing capacity expansion to 5 Mt/y. The heap-leaching operations launched in September 2017 should intensify in the first half of 2018 with the launch of leaching season. At Alluvials, capital expenditures increased to $26 million in 2017 compared to the prior year and consisted of exploration activity as well as the ongoing replacement of worn-out equipment.last_img read more