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Zizoo closed a new multimillion-dollar investment round

first_imgThe procedure for renting charter boats, whether they are sailboats or motor boats, is not at all simple, so the team from Zizooa decided to change that.Today, after four years and after a significant growth of 300% in 2017, the founders of tech startups, including two Croatians, have successfully closed a new investment round, both with existing and new investors, such as Axel Springer, Mairdumont Ventures and aws Gründerfonds, writes ICTBusiness.infoThis is a multimillion-dollar amount in euros, and this investment will greatly contribute to expanding the company’s operations to smaller cruises, opening new markets and hiring 30 new employees. “We are very pleased to have started the year with an incredible growth of 300%, and we believe we will continue with similar growth in 2019. Our goal is to continue to educate the global tourism market about the beauty and benefits of a boat holiday. Although the DACH region is still our most important market, we plan to expand to France, Italy and Russia. As for destinations, Croatia remains the number one priority, but we still plan to expand our Caribbean and Mediterranean fleet. We are also working on expanding to a new product, vessels for smaller cruises.”, Points out Sinan Mašović, CFO and one of the founders of the company, and adds that Zizoo offers more than 15.000 ships in 530 destinations on its platform.Both the charter industry and the cruise industry have experienced rapid growth in recent years. Holidays on board are becoming a highly sought-after item, and it is this potential for huge growth that has brought Zizoou the opportunity to offer access to the global market to more than 1000 local charter companies he works with, valued at 33 billion euros, according to Future Market Insights. . “This investment opens up a whole range of new possibilities, from hiring twice as many new employees, to the opportunity to reach new clients, all with the aim of making booking a holiday on board as easy as booking a hotel room.”, Says Masovic. In the spring of 2018, Zizoo will announce a partnership with two major travel companies, which will further impact the company’s growth.In the investment round, some new players, such as PUSH Ventures, joined existing investors such as Axel Springer, Mairdumont Ventures and aws Gründerfonds. Zizoo has also expanded its management team: following the example of Anna Banićević, CEO and former Google employee, they decided to hire experienced employees with many years of experience in digital giants such as Kayak and Trivago. “Although there are a number of challenges, we are in an exceptional position and speed is important. The online market is growing, our team has a leading online position, and investors fully support us in the big vision”, Concludes Masovic.Zizo’s largest destination market is Croatia, while the largest number of users of their services come from Germany, Austria, Great Britain and more and more the USA. Their goal is to extend the season, because the weather conditions allow it, and to stimulate shorter leases for higher prices, because this opens a huge new market for clients who want to experience a holiday on a boat for the first time. In Croatia, boats are most often chartered by people between the ages of 35 and 55, but more and more young people (20-35) rent boats.Source: ICTBusniess.infolast_img read more

Cheap and cheerful

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Marine Energy Wales Gives EIA Contract to RPS

first_imgMarine Energy Wales has appointed RPS to provide environmental support for the Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in the Milford Haven Waterway.META will see the creation of a series of pre-consented, non-grid connected areas suitable for a range of component, sub assembly and marine energy device tests.The £1.9 million project, which is being supported by EU and Welsh Government funds along with the Coastal Communities Fund and the Swansea Bay City Deal, aims to provide early stage device developers with an easy access testing facility to de-risk future deployments and drive down the cost of energy.RPS will manage the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Habitat Regulation Assessment (HRA) for the project as well as supporting the Marine Energy Wales team to carry out stakeholder engagement activities.META is one of the pillars of the Pembroke Dock Marine initiative, which is part of the wider Swansea Bay City Deal and aims to develop a world centre for marine energy development, fabrication and testing.last_img read more

PSA conducts survey on hygiene, sanitation in Aklan households

first_imgAccording to Engr. Antonet Catubuan, Aklan’s chief statistical specialist, a total of 391 households in 22 barangays in this province were chosen as samples of the study Improved sanitation facilities are those designed to hygienically separate excreta from human contact. These include wet sanitation technologies (flush and pour flush toilets connecting to sewers, septic tanks or pit latrines) and dry sanitation technologies (ventilated improved pit latrines, pit latrines with slabs, or composting toilets). This Philippine Statistics Authority data collector records the availability of hand washing facility in a sample household in Aklan. PSA-AKLAN KALIBO, Aklan – The Philippine Statistics Authority in this province conducted a survey on sanitation and hygiene in households. “This activity was (done) to measure the key aspect of personal hygiene that has implications on the health of all household members,” said Catubuan. The Annual Poverty Indicator Survey conducted in 2019 showed that 96 percent of families in Western Visayas have handwashing facilities with soap and water, higher compared to the figure reported in 2017 which was at 72 percent.On the other hand, the number of Western Visayan families who have handwashing facilities without soap and water were pegged at 2.7 percent while those who do not have handwashing stations contracted to 1.3 percent from 20.5 percent reported in 2017. In terms of toilet facility, about 83.3 percent of households in this region have basic service level of sanitation. This means they use improved stations that are not shared with other households. Meanwhile, the proportion of families in this region who use improved facilities shared between two or more households was recorded at 5.7 percent. On the contrary, the percentage of households without toilet facility or practice open defecation dropped to 8.8 percent in 2019 from 13.4 percent reported in 2017. (With a report from PSA-Aklan/PN)last_img read more

Madison man to serve 38 years for attempted murder

first_imgMadison, IN— Wednesday, after entering a plea of Guilty but Mentally Ill, Joseph Steven Keith Newcome, 34, Madison, was sentenced to 38 years for the May 3rd, 2019, attempted murder of Johnathan Bell, 23, also of Madison.Newecome’s conviction began when police were dispatched to the Victoria Inn, Madison, in response to a report that a person had been stabbed and that a male with red hair had been seen fleeing the area on foot. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found Tiffany Swafford, the owner of the Inn, with the victim and applying pressure to his wounds. Bell, was in a common hallway on the floor outside room 200, and appeared to have multiple stab wounds to his abdomen and was bleeding heavily.Emergency responders arrived on the scene and transported Bell to Kings Daughters Hospital. Police attempted to interview Bell at the hospital, but he was not able to speak due to his condition. Bell was subsequently transferred to University of Louisville Hospital, where he underwent emergency, life-saving surgery.In her interview, Swafford stated she observed a man with red hair run quickly out of the building, wearing a bright orange t-shirt, a brown vest, and beige shorts. At first, Swafford thought he might have stolen something, but was later alerted by someone in the hotel of Bell on the second floor.Meanwhile, a call to dispatch was also made on May 23 from a woman, Mary Horton, stating that a man she knew as “Joe” had run to her home, taken one of her shirts, and had made a phone call to his mother that he “took care of it” and “not to call the police.” Officers then visited the home of Mary Horton and she identified the man through a photograph as Joseph Newcome.After visiting the last known address of Newcome and finding no one there, detectives traveled to the Ponderosa restaurant to meet with Joseph Newcome’s mother, Sherri Hardiman. Sheri stated that Joseph had sent her text messages earlier that day asking her to pick him up at the Victoria Inn. She then opened her messaging app and police observed pictures of the victim lying in bed at the Victoria Inn. At that time, Ms. Hardiman allowed police to look at her phone and photograph the messages. The phone was also collected as evidence.Further investigation of the cell phone records found multiple messages from Joseph to his mother. One stated, “I need you at the Victoria inn 2nd floor very front left door.” He also sent photos of Bell and referred to him as a “snitch” and made references that Bell was a member of the Iron Order. Another message to his mother states, “Room 200, bcareful (sic) coming up.”Later that day, Newcome was located in the parking lot of Burger King and was taken into police custody. He was read his Miranda rights and interviewed by Detective Yancy Denning and Deputy Tim Armstrong. Newcome told police he worked with Bell at Royer on third shift and that he had gone back with Bell to his room at Victoria Inn. He said while there they had conversed about engaging in sex acts, but nothing ever took place. Newcome stated that he had heard Bell was a member of the Iron Order and that they might try to kill him if they knew he had agreed to engage in a homosexual act. He reported to police that as Bell appeared to be sleeping, he removed Bell’s knife from his waist and stabbed him with it and that he did so intentionally, because he was in “fear for his life” and he needed to “get him” so he himself wouldn’t get killed. Newcome said he then put the knife down in the room, got scared and fled the scene.Newcome will serve his 38-year sentence in the Indiana Department of Correction. The designation of mental illness does not impact the amount of time the defendant will serve, but will require him to be evaluated and be treated for mental illness during his incarceration.last_img read more

Caldwell defends Latics’ commitment

first_img The Latics – currently second-bottom of the Barclays Premier League, three points adrift of safety with 12 games to go – are in Tenerife this week and pictures have been posted on Twitter of squad members lying by the pool. Regarding those images, defender Caldwell has issued a statement on behalf of Wigan’s players on the club’s official website, saying: “Like many other teams at this time of year, we have travelled abroad to undergo a warm-weather training camp.” The statement continued: “We are training twice a day in the heat and the squad is really being put through its paces, more so than we probably could have done at home, judging by the temperatures back there. “Some of the long-term injured boys have travelled with us too and there is a fantastic spirit of togetherness in the camp when we go away on trips like this, the sort of spirit that got us through last season and will help this one too. “We’ve been on similar trips before to Oman and La Manga and it’s always worked for us. “Obviously, you need your downtime, but we realise that one or two pictures of players lying by the pool that appeared on Twitter may have came across as disrespectful to our supporters, and so we have decided ourselves as a group to take them down to avoid confusion. “I can assure each and every one of our fans that the players are totally committed and focused on the fight to keep our club in the Barclays Premier League. “The fans have been different class all season, as they have been since I came to Wigan. “We are all fighting together, fans and players, for the good of our club and I’m sure we will continue sticking together in the crucial weeks and months ahead.” Wigan captain Gary Caldwell has stressed to the club’s fans that he and his team-mates are working hard on their warm-weather training camp.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Virat Kohli bats exactly like Vivian Richards: Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgMumbai: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar drew similarities between current skipper Virat Kohli and former West Indies batsman Vivian Richards and spoke about their similar batting styles that make them stand above their contemporaries. ‘The Little Master’ recalled what it was like to play against Richards and stated Kohli also bats like the way the former West Indies talisman used to do. “It was very difficult to keep Viv Richards quiet when he was at the crease,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports’ show ‘Winning the Cup — 1983’. “Similarly, if you look at Virat Kohli’s batting today, in the same ball and same line, he will use his top hand and score a boundary towards the extra cover region and will use the bottom hand and score a boundary towards the mid-on and mid-wicket region. “That’s why Virat Kohli is considered as the No. 1 player because he bats exactly like Viv Richards. Earlier, Gundappa Vishwanath, V.V.S. Laxman used to bat like this,” he added on the show that can be watched on the Star Sports network. Last year, Kohli got a chance to interview Richards during India’s tour of Caribbean and the latter had said he sees same passion for the game in the Indian skipper that he had during his playing days. “I always felt I was good enough to be competing and I wanted to express myself in the best way that I can,” Richards told Kohli in the video uploaded on BCCI Twitter handle on August 22, 2019. “I see that little similarity in you and that same passion in you. There are times when folks would look at us and say, ‘Wow why are they so angry’.” IANSAlso watch: Evening Bulletin | 23rd June, 2020last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 RCB vs KXIP highlights: Bangalore beat Punjab by 17 runs

first_imgNew Delhi : We witnessed another crackerjack of an encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab, and in the end it was Bangalore who held their nerves and managed to upstage the opposition by 17 runs at M. Chinnaswamy in Bangalore to stay alive in the tournament.  SCORECARD Well Royal Challengers Banglore is off to a flying start. Both Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli are hammering the ball all around the ground. Hardus Viljeon dropped Kohli on 3. The score after 2 over looks 27/0. Yes, you read that right.  18:04 (IST) 22:45 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In KL Rahul along with Mayank Aggarwal are making the chase look easy. Having scored 86 runs off 8 overs, Punjab is now just 117 runs away!  TOSS: Punjab opt to bowl vs Bangalore Punjab in last hurdle before the game. Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel are also out in the middle and so are the umpires. It’s game time.  23:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 27 needed off 6 balls That’s it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for the next game. Till then, tada.  22:47 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:31 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:26 (IST) Both Marcus Stoinis and AB de Villiers are struggling to open their arms against Punjab bowlers. It’s pin drop silience at M. Chinnaswammy. After 14 overs, it’s 109/4. – This was the last over! Just wow!  WICKET: Just what RCB didn’t want. Parthiv Patel truied to flick the ball onto the on side but gets a top-edge and went straight to the fielder. OUT for 43 (24). 20:56 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:44 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:42 (IST) 20:10 (IST) 23:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The toss is scheduled to happen in 60 minutes time and team winning the toss will look to have a bowl first as chasing has been easy on Bangalore wicket. However, this remains to be seen if toss-winning captain goes with the same thought.  20:21 (IST) 22:29 (IST) 4 wickets in last 9 deliveries. Match turns in favor of Bangalore.  19:34 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 100 up for Kings XI Punjab in mere 8.5 overs!  Both Stoinis and AB de villiers are trying to get bangalore innings back on track. They are trying hammer the loose ball and tick singles here and there. After 17 overs, it’s 138/4.  18:06 (IST) 23:06 (IST) WICKET: Simplest of catches. It was a slower length delivery and Akshdeep Nath didn’t pick it at all. RCB is in serious trouble.  21:43 (IST) The powerplay belongs to Royal Challengers Bangalore even when they have lost Virat Kohli. Parthiv Patel is looking solid for big and striking at a strike-rate of 195.55. After 6 overs, it’s 70/1.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 100-run partnership between Stoinis and AB de Villiers.  21:39 (IST) ALERT: AB de Villiers gets to his 33rd IPL fifty! RESULT: Bangalore beat Punjab by 17 runs (Nicholas Pooran 46, Umesh Yadav 3/36) 21:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kings XI Punjab is off to a flying start. As of now, they are scoring 11 runs per over, and looking for even more. After 6 overs, it’s 68/1. Three Sixes for Nicholas Pooran in the fourteen over. After 14 overs, it’s 135/3 50-run partnership between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal.  20:33 (IST) Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami 21:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In So 36 more needed off 18 balls! Pooram has scored 43 off 23 balls! RCB needs to take his wicket fast, if they wish to stay in the game for long. After 17 overs, 167/3.  23:46 (IST) 150 up for Royal Challengers Bangalore!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:54 (IST) 23:37 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Knocked him over. Royal Challengers Bangalore losing its track here. Moeen Ali out for 4. Ravi Ashwin picks first for tonight.  20:37 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:29 (IST) WICKET: It was a short of a length delivery and Mayank tried to go over the top but smashed it straight into the hands of fielder. Departs after well-made 35 (21).  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:44 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:48 (IST) Here are the playing eleven for two sides:  We will be bringing you all the coverage, so do join us!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:33 (IST) 18:04 (IST) 19:36 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:33 (IST) The way Punjab is batting, every dot ball is being appreciated. Bangalore in serious trouble.  WICKET: First ball wicket for Moeen Ali. KL Rahul goes down the ground but couldn’t clear long off fielder. Third wicket down.  21:40 (IST) 100 up for Royal Challengers Bangalore! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In RCB scored 70 in first 6 overs, but have only been able to add 19 runs in next 5 overs and have lost three wickets in process. The road is getting difficult for Bangalore here. After 11 overs, it’s 89/4.  Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set for another cracker jack of an encounter as Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore hosts Kings XI Punjab at M. Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru.  18:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:41 (IST) 19:58 (IST) – What an over this has been for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Sheer class from AB de Villiers. Momentum shifts. After 19 overs, it’s 175/4.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Stoinis drops Nicholas Pooran!  Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, has had a mix season so far. They have won five and lost as many games in the tournament.  WICKET: Miller tried to play over the long on fielder but went straight into the hands of AB de Villiers.  After a disastrous start to the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore has finally found themselves on the right track as they managed to win two successive games this season. BIG NEWS: Dale Steyn is not playing! Tim Southee to replace.  18:04 (IST) WICKET: Mandeep Singh didn’t do any mistake. Mohammad Shami picks big fish. Virat Kohli was early in his shot and couldn’t clear cover fielder. OUT for 13 (8).  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Rutgers, Ohio State meet in conference play

first_imgRutgers, Ohio State meet in conference play For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press February 11, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditRutgers (17-7, 8-5) vs. Ohio State (15-8, 5-7)Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Big Ten foes meet as Rutgers squares off against Ohio State. Rutgers beat Northwestern by four at home in its last outing. Ohio State lost 70-57 on the road to Wisconsin in its most recent game. LEADING THE CHARGE: Kaleb Wesson has averaged 14 points and 9.6 rebounds to lead the charge for the Buckeyes. D.J. Carton is also a big contributor, maintaining an average of nine points per game. The Scarlet Knights have been led by Ron Harper Jr., who is averaging 11.3 points and 5.8 rebounds.ROBUST RON: Harper has connected on 27.2 percent of the 81 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also made 72 percent of his foul shots this season.WINNING WHEN: Ohio State is a perfect 7-0 when the team blocks at least five opposing shots. The Buckeyes are 8-8 this season when they block fewer than five shots.COLD SPELL: Rutgers has lost its last three road games, scoring 60.7 points, while allowing 65 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Ohio State has made 8.6 3-pointers per game as a collective unit this year, which is most among Big Ten teams.___last_img read more

Cooper assault takes Knight Riders to second CPL title

first_imgTrinbago Knight Riders 136 for 7 (Munro 29, Cooper 29*, Hafeez 2-19) beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 135 for 6 (Brathwaite 30, Cooper 2-12, Searles 2-29) by three wicketsIn a low-scoring thriller, the Trinbago Knight Riders’ tail, spurred on by the home crowd at Brian Lara Stadium, wagged furiously to prevail over St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in a tense chase.Patriots were in charge with their opponents at 90 for 7 and Knight Riders still needed 28 off 13 balls when Kevon Cooper ambushed Sheldon Cottrell and Ben Hilfenhaus in a dramatic seven-ball sequence to clinch victory with an over to spare. It was the Knight Riders’ second CPL title in three years, and the first since they changed their name from Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel.Searles strikesPatriots, one of the most powerful batting line-ups in the tournament, were kept to a mere 135 thanks in part to an excellent early burst from seamer Javon Searles. He has been one of the unsung heroes for Knight Riders in their run to the final. In multiple matches this year, he has neither batted nor bowled.Given the new ball on Saturday, he struck in his first two overs. He first got the big scalp of Chris Gayle for 1, caught at backward point, and followed it up with the wicket of Mohammad Hafeez, caught at mid-off, for 5. As a result, Patriots slipped to 11 for 2 in four overs.In Lew(is) of runs, Narine gets big wicketThe low scores kept coming early, and often, in a final dominated by bowlers and Sunil Narine was at his remarkable best. The runs off his bat have dried up, but he more than compensated by bowling a masterful spell of 4-1-8-1 on the biggest night of the CPL. The crowning achievement of his 24 balls came when he pinned Evin Lewis lbw for 16. His bowling was so intimidating that he started his last over with a silly point.Hangin’ with Mr. CooperCooper built on the early inroads made by Searles and Narine. As has been the trend through this tournament, a wicket fell in the first over after the drinks break. Cooper took advantage of the batting side’s lapse in concentration, striking first ball to dismiss Brandon King. In his next over, he claimed Devon Thomas to leave Patriots at 65 for 5.Ricky-Nabi shake and bakeIf the Patriots had won, their championship DVD might have been called “Tarouba Nights”. Knight Riders struggled to fully cement their early advantage courtesy heroics from Carlos Brathwaite and Mohammad Nabi. Both played crucial knocks late in the innings – and not for the first time this year – to ransack 56 runs off the last four overs of the innings.Brathwaite, whose shirt reads “Ricky”, struck two fours and a six between the 17th and 18th overs to take his side past 100. Nabi arrived at the start of the final over, and what an entrance it was, as he smashed Dwayne Bravo for two sixes and a four in a 21-run over to give Patriots a fighting chance.Military disciplineSheldon Cottrell took two wickets in three balls and put the hosts under immense pressure. He first claimed Narine with a skied chance for a return catch. When Dwayne Bravo decided to promote himself to No. 3, Cottrell greeted him with an almighty salute, sending him off for a first-ball duck after a full delivery beat the Knight Riders captain for pace.Munro on the moneyBrendon McCullum may have left a gaping hole in his absence during the playoffs, but Colin Munro did his best to plug it. Munro moved up to open the batting in the last two games and on this night provided a valuable 29, which wound up as the joint-top score in the chase.Momentum see-sawed back to Knight Riders – after Cottrell’s early wickets – thanks to Munro’s refusal to back down. With the score 29 for 2 after five overs, Munro tucked into Nabi’s offspin, smashing him for two sixes over midwicket and a third straight down the ground – all in the space of five balls as Knight Riders’ title prospects looked much rosier by the end of the Powerplay at 48 for 2. Munro ended the season as the Knight Riders’ top scorer with 366 runs, none more important than what he delivered in the final.How bout that Canadian, eh?While more heralded colleagues such as the Bravo brothers came and went cheaply – Darren followed Dwayne’s duck by falling for 1 playing back to Mohammad Hafeez – Hamza Tariq provided a crucial 18. Other than Munro’s three sixes off Nabi in the sixth over, the only boundary struck by Knight Riders in the first ten overs came from Tariq. The rest of his knock comprised mainly of back-foot shovels to the leg side. Nothing glamorous, but it did the job.Flying the CoopKnight Riders lost three more wickets in the first five overs after drinks, culminating in Tabraiz Shamsi’s dismissal of Searles for 2 to make it 90 for 7. Depending on your video-game cartoon of choice, Shamsi looked like he celebrated by doing a sub-zero freeze from Mortal Kombat and Patriots appeared to have thrown ice on the Knight Riders chase.But Cooper provided the initial thaw, before his hot bat totally melted the Patriots bowling away. It began in earnest when he smashed Cottrell for six over extra cover to end the 18th, bringing the equation down to 22 off 12. After a single from Ramdin put him back on strike, Hilfenhaus bowled two wides outside off. Nabi turned a potential four into two with a diving stop at midwicket off the next ball, but there was no saving the following delivery: a full toss smashed over cover that was signaled as a no-ball to boot.A slash over backward point off the free hit brought another four and Cooper made it three boundaries in a row when he smoked Hilfenhaus again over the leg side. Two singles later, Knight Riders sealed a hard-fought victory.( read more