Super Sheldon helps Scorpions sting Pride

first_imgCottrell’s all-round heroics help Scorpions sting PridePORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Tail-ender Sheldon Cottrell smashed a brace of sixes at the death as Jamaica Scorpions escaped with a nervy two-wicket win over hapless Barbados Pride to post their second victory of the Regional Super50 here yesterday.With the game still very much an open contest with Scorpions tottering on 118 for eight at the start of the 33rd over in pursuit of 139 for victory, Cottrell twice cleared the ropes at the expense of debutant left-arm spinner Dane Currency, to ease the tension at Queen’s Park Oval.Man of the Match Cottrell, who ended on 16 not out, and Nikita Miller, seven not out, then calmly gathered the remaining nine runs in singles to clinch victory at the end of the 38th over.Cottrell had earlier claimed three for 18 with his left-arm pace, and leg-spinner Damien Jacobs, three for 38, as Pride were bundled out for 138 off 45.5 overs after opting to bat first.Captain Kevin Stoute hit 39 from 74 balls, but wicketkeeper Mario Rampersaud was the only other batsman to reach the 20s with exactly 20.In-form AndrÈ McCarthy then laid the foundation for the successful run chase with a top score of 49 from 76 balls, while Antiguan Devon Thomas chipped in with 33 from 65 deliveries.With the pair involved in a comfortable 84-run, third-wicket stand and Pride seemingly out of ideas, Scorpions appeared to be romping to an easy win.But experienced left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn turned the game on its head in a second spell which accounted for both batsmen and yielded four for 28 from 10 overs overall.His spell triggered a slide which saw six wickets fall for just 13 runs in the space of 42 balls, to give Pride a scent of an unlikely victory.Wickets continued to tumble until Cottrell arrived to strike two key blows and rescue the innings.AT ST PAUL’S SPORTS COMPLEX: Guyana Jaguars defeated Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners by six wickets in their Group B, third-round game in the Regional Super50 at St Paul’s Sports Complex here yesterday.Scores: MAROONERS 149 all out off 48.3 overs (Ryan Hinds 47; Veerasammy Permaul 4-22, Paul Wintz 3-21). JAGUARS 153 for four off 35 overs (Assad Fudadin 71; Vikash Mohan 2-25).SCOREBOARDPRIDE INNINGSD Smith c D Thomas b Gordon 1K Corbin lbw b Cottrell 0*K Stoute lbw b Campbell 39S Brooks st A Thomas b Miller 19J Carter c King b Campbell 18R Chase b Jacobs 2J Greaves b Jacobs 3+M Rampersaud b Cottrell 20A Nurse lbw b Jacobs 9S Benn not out 18D Currency b Cottrell 0Extras (lb4, w5) 9TOTAL (all out, 45.5 overs) 138Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-9, 3-36, 4-80, 5-82, 6-86, 7-89, 8-99, 9-138, 10-138.Bowling: Cottrell 4.5-1-18-3, Gordon 4-1-12-1, Miller 8-1-20-1, Jacobs 10-1-38-3 (w2), Campbell 10-0-32-2 (w3), Lambert 6-0-14-0.SCORPIONS’ INNINGST Griffith c Brooks b Nurse 4*J Campbell c Benn b Nurse 8D Thomas c wkp Rampersaud b Benn 33A McCarthy c Smith b Benn 49T Lambert c Smith b Benn 0B King lbw b Currency 8+A Thomas lbw b Benn 0N Miller not out 7D Jacobs run out 0S Cottrell not out 16Extras (w12, nb2) 14TOTAL (8 wkts, 38 overs) 139Did not bat: N GordonFall of wickets: 1-9, 2-21, 3-105, 4-107, 5-116, 6-116, 7-117, 8-118.Bowling: Nurse 6-0-35-2 (w8, nb2), Greaves 2-0-13-0 (w1), Currency 4-1-24-1 (w1), Benn 10-1-28-4 (w1), Chase 2-0-10-0 (w1), Smith 6-0-14-0, Carter 8-1-15-0.Result: Scorpions won by to wickets.Points: Scorpions 5, Pride 0.Man-of-the-Match: Sheldon Cottrell.Toss: Pride.Umpires: N Duguid, P Nero.last_img read more

Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema out

first_img SCORELESS FOR A WHILE But since then, he has been scoreless in six matches, including a 2-1 win at Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday when Cristiano Ronaldo netted both of Madrid’s goals. Bale has seven goals for Madrid in this campaign. Zidane said he wasn’t sure if Bale would be ready next week to play Bayern in the return leg of the quarter-final. “I’m worried about it because I don’t like to see players out injured and all the more so during the run-in,” Zidane said. “He was excited (to play) after having spent three months out, but he knows that it’s not a serious (injury), it’s just a setback. “We’ll be monitoring his progress every day.” Madrid have gone a Spanish-record 53 straight games scoring at least once. They are closing in on Bayern’s European record of 61 consecutive games with at least a goal, from March 2013 to April 2014. Even playing away and without its big guns, Sporting look like easy pickings for the Liga front runner. Sporting are in the relegation zone and five points from safety. BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Real Madrid will have to continue their march towards their first Spanish league title in five years today without scoring trio Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Gareth Bale. While Ronaldo and Benzema, along with goalkeeper Keylor Navas, will rest when Madrid visit Sporting Gijon, coach Zinedine Zidane said yesterday that an unidentified leg injury will keep Bale from playing. “We’ll have to see what his injury is,” Zidane said. “He has some swelling to his soleus. It’s a muscular issue on the area he was operated on.” Bale underwent surgery on his right ankle at the end of November, sidelining him until he made a return as a substitute against Espanyol on February 18. Bale scored late to seal that 2-0 win over Espanyol, and two games later he struck again to start a 3-2 fightback at Villarreal.last_img read more

Navigator leads the luxury, full-size SUV in right direction

first_img Sure, there are bigger rides on the market. But they tend to the brutish side both style-wise and in your rearview mirror. Big (Chris Noth) was a refined kind of a guy, comfortable picking up a check or selecting the right wine. The Navigator is likewise refined. And he wouldn’t blanch at paying $65.15 for 19.282 gallons of regular, which the Navigator consumed during a week of routine cruising around the west San Fernando Valley. Like Big, the Navigator has a healthy appetite. The latter is one thing not to like, especially where gasoline prices are today. But folks who buy or lease full-size SUVs are not focused on miles per gallon. They are in them for the size, comfort and amenities. The Navigator obliges. It’s 77.8 inches tall, 207.5 inches long and 80.2 inches wide. This kind of size dictates that you get serious about your spatial rather than personal relationships, especially if you are used to tooling about in a regular-size vehicle. The Navigator does have a warning system that emits a pinging sound if you get too close to an object while backing up. Parking in our garage each night was a stop-and-start process of nudging it to a snuggled position about an inch from the wall. A front-facing parking feature would be a nice addition to a vehicle this big. The Navigator just fit in, but I couldn’t squeeze between it and my wife’s PT Cruiser. Comforts abound, though, starting with the running boards that fold down from the frame with an airplane-like landing gear sound. I quickly learned there is an easy way and hard way to climb in. The easy way: Step onto the running board with your left foot, grab the convenient hand-hold and slide on up behind the wheel. Insert the key, and the seat and steering wheel both return to your preset position. The hard way: Any other way. Bigness has a plus, too. This is a high-riding car, which means in typical L.A. traffic you have a better chance of seeing just what’s held you up than the driver behind you, unless they are driving a semi. You can have lots of company, too, since the Navigator features three rows of seating. “There’s good leg room here,” said a commercial real estate broker I know. That’s the first thing he does when checking out a car. And he’s checked out lots of them. Big center consoles split the driver’s and second-row seat, and knobs to turn and buttons to push are plentiful. The interior is trimmed in blonde wood. Up front is a navigation system with Sirius satellite radio, a DVD player and THX sound system, which cranks when a video is played in the home theater system mounted to the roof just in front of the second row. Audio and video jacks are included so other equipment can be hooked up. The third row seats flatten out at the touch of two buttons just inside the cargo. And the rear hatch has a power assist, too. One drawback is that the instruments in the dash are a bit undersized and hard to read in the daytime. And the car weighs more than three tons and is a little sluggish off the line. But all in all it delivers what it was designed for, elegant luxury in a full-sized SUV. “If luxury is your No. 1 goal and you’re not into subtlety, by all means you’ll want to check out the 2007 Lincoln Navigator and compare it to Caddy’s new Escalade or Chrysler’s Aspen,” said the consumer Web site Edmunds.com. LINCOLN NAVIGATOR ULTIMATE 4X4 TOP SPEED: 160 mph ENGINE: 5.3 liter, 300 HP, V8 TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic SUSPENSION: Multi-link rear wheel BRAKES: 4-wheel disc with ABS FUEL ECONOMY: Not available PRICE: $50,655 base; $58,820 as tested TRIVIA: Lincoln introduced the Navigator in 1998 to compete with the Cadillac Escalade. THE MANUAL SAYS: Event data recorders are capable of collecting and storing data during a crash or a new crash event. THE WIFE SAYS: “Mind if I go in the garage and watch a video?” after we misplaced the remote to the home theater system’s DVD player. SOURCE: Daily News research — Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743greg.wilcox@dailynews.com If HBO’s “Sex and the City” had been set in Los Angeles, Big likely would have rolled in the Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4×4. One with the $5,450 Elite package of motoring bling. VIDEO Drive Time: Lincoln Navigator The Lincoln Navigator is big. Very big. It’s got a killer stereo system and cool runners, but isn’t easy to park. Daily News reporter Greg Wilcox gives it a test drive. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Bafana claim bronze in Cosafa Cup

first_img22 July 2013South Africa claimed bronze in the 2013 Cosafa Cup tournament on Saturday, beating Lesotho 2-1 in the third place play-off at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Zambia.Goals on either side of half-time from Mandla Masango and Hlompho Kekana were enough to see Bafana Bafana through, while Maile Tlali replied for Lesotho from the penalty spot.Bafana Bafana head coach Gordon Igesund made three changes to the squad that lost to Zambia in the semi-final – bringing on Masango, Lerato Chabangu and Mzikayise Mashaba, with Ruzaigh Gamildien, Katlego Mashego and Thabani Mthembu making way.South Africa started play the brighter of the two nations, and dictated terms from early on.First chanceTheir first real chance came in the 17th minute when Mashaba’s powerful close- range shot was stopped by the Lesotho goalkeeper.Three minutes later, much against the run of play, Bafana Bafana conceded a penalty when Thulani Hlatshwayo was adjudged to have fouled an opponent in the box. Tlale scored to give Lesotho the lead.South Africa kept on pushing forward and attacking relentlessly, but Lesotho held firm. Bafana, though, came close in the 40th minute when Masango saw his shot cleared off the line with the keeper well beaten.But there was no denying him three minutes later when he levelled matters after a well-worked free kick from Chabangu.Shortly after the restart, Chabangu could have been on the score sheet when, with only the goalkeeper to beat, his lob sailed over the crossbar.LeadBafana Bafana took the lead in the 53rd minute following good play from Hlompho Kekana, who collected the ball out wide, beat one marker and scored from a difficult angle to make it 2-1. It was his second goal in the tournament, and he walked away with the Man of the Match Award.“As a team we carried ourselves very well, the performance was great, we applied ourselves very well and we can’t ask for more,” Kekana said afterwards.“We knew it was going to be tough because all the teams want to beat us, so we had to work very hard to get this win.“Good work from the coach and the technical team for getting this far in the tournament. We really wanted to be in the final, but I guess third place is also something to appreciate,” said Kekana.Penalty saveLesotho was given a life-line in the 69th minute when Buhle Mkhwanazi was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box. From the resulting penalty, however, Bafana Bafana captain Wayne Sandilands kept his side in the match with a great save to deny Maile, who had scored the first penalty for Lesotho.“No disrespect to Lesotho, but I think it was too easy for my players,” South Africa’s coach Gordon Igesund commented after the contest.“Lesotho relied heavily on counter-attacks, which did not really work. We had too many chances to score and I hope the players will learn that we have to be more clinical, more ruthless, to finish the opponent off when we have a chance.‘Happy’“But I am quite happy with the result. It shows the boys wanted to be in the final and they did well even though it’s not the same as being in the final. But I am glad we won,” he added.The Bafana Bafana mentor was also pleased with what his players took out of the tournament, but said the squad’s preparation, which was heavily disrupted by withdrawals, needed to be better.“I want to believe it’s been a good experience for most of these players, at the end of the day it was good exposure for them. I also saw a couple of good things from one or two of them, and this tournament was a good stepping stone for them to get that much needed experience,” Igesund said.last_img read more

The Ohio Pork Council partners with Brookside Laboratories to provide discounted soil and manure samples

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to announce its partnership with Brookside Laboratories to provide discounted soil and manure samples for all Ohio pig farmers. To help farmers better utilize their resources, Brookside Laboratories has generously offered to provide soil samples for $3 per sample and manure samples for $20 per sample for all Ohio pig farmers.To qualify for the discount, farmers must complete a survey at www.ohiopork.org/soilsample.“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Ohio’s pork farmers as they work towards continual improvement of water quality and best nutrient management practices,” said Luke Baker, Brookside Laboratories.Once completed, farmers will be provided an email with further instructions, a unique identifying code and an order form to be submitted with their soil and manure samples. Special soil sample bags and manure containers will be provided though select integrators and county extension offices for farmers to use in this process.“This partnership is yet another example of how Ohio agriculture is joining together to achieve common sense solutions to complex problems like water quality and nutrient management,” said Rich Deaton, President, Ohio Pork Council.For more information please contact the Ohio Pork Council at 614-882-5887 or visitwww.ohiopork.org/soilsample.last_img read more

Innovative Recycled-Content Furnishings

first_imgScrapile — This collaboration among designers who seek to create a positive environmental impact with their work by collecting, recovering, and repurposing discarded lumber scraps from New York’s woodworking industry leads to unique tables, benches, and stools. Cardboard Bookshelves — This is a personal favorite of mine – made in America from recyclables with nontoxic adhesives, and they’re recyclable too! For years I wanted to add bookshelves to our bedroom hallway, and of course it was imperative that they be made from reclaimed and/or recycled materials. I found the “perfect” shelving unit — it was cost effective ($400 with shipping) and made from a high percentage of secondary fiber from old corrugated containers, kraft paper, and old newspapers. All of these materials were diverted from the solid waste stream and turned into beautiful cardboard shelving. We assembled the interlocking pieces, and it has displayed our books for more than five years now without sagging. According to CardBoarDesign, in 2002 more than 23 million tons of cardboard were recovered and recycled in the U.S. In addition, the use of cardboard board has led to a significant source reduction of raw materials. Fire & Water’s cycLED Pendant — David Bergman, an architect and designer friend in New York, has designed an environmentally friendly line of light fixtures that are whimsical, practical, and leave a small footprint. One of my favorites is “cycLED,” which is made from recycled glass “pebbles” and a salvaged bicycle wheel — why didn’t I think of that? Using either color-changing or white LEDs, it is energy-efficient and puts a smile on my face. The manufacturer takes into account the energy usage on all of its products in addition to eco-friendly packaging and office practices. These designers demonstrate that, by using recycled and reclaimed materials, we save precious resources, like trees. Saving our trees is a good thing, as they take decades to grow, miraculously add oxygen to the atmosphere, and work hard to remove carbon — providing us with clean, fresh air!center_img Cortica Cork Chaise Lounge — Taking a 180-degree turn, check out the exquisite handmade pieces by Daniel Michalik from Brooklyn, New York. He uses reclaimed pure cork waste material from the bottle-stopper industry, and with non-toxic, marine-grade adhesive, creates original pieces. Cortica is a striking, full-size chaise lounge made of reclaimed cork (also a renewable material) that is lightweight, naturally waterproof (and buoyant!), and impervious to rot and mold. Plus, the flexibility and cushioning inherent to cork makes for a comfortable escape for indoor or outdoor spaces.Vintage Belts Floor Mat — Fantastic ingenuity on the part of TING studios in the UK, a floor mat that is made from recycled vintage leather belts mounted on a reconstituted leather backing with water-based glue. What more could you ask for? This handsome, handmade floor mat is made of artfully assembled vintage leather belts that have been rescued on their way from waist to waste. Its rich tones, textures, and tread-friendly patina evoke the look of a wonderfully worn wood floor. Each mat is a one-of-a-kind creation; colors and characteristics vary, and the average size is 27.5″ in diameter.Kumo Chair — An airy, Asian-inspired chair from designer Peter Danko (kumo is Japanese for “cloud”) perfectly describes this comfortable chair (I’ve done the sit test). It’s made from postindustrial recycled belting and provides a suspension alternative to polyurethane foam (yeah!). The belting is durable, strong, easy to clean and available in colors to go with every room. Of course the wood frame is from certified forests, and adhesives and finishes are nontoxic and water-based. A Breath of Fresh Air from Product DesignersToday, when you walk into most retail furniture stores, you find furnishings that contain formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOC)s and are resource intensive to manufacturer. More than likely, many are also imported with minimal environmental regulations. In recent years, innovative furniture designers have been working hard to change this process of manufacturing, introducing products made with high recycled content, reclaimed materials, and low-emitting adhesives and finishes. Some are even recyclable at the end of their life spans. Vote with your pocketbookAs consumers, we control what we buy and send loud messages to retailers and manufacturers when we insist on products that are designed toxin free, made from recycled, reclaimed, and renewable resources and simply assembled. Look for furniture made simply, with a minimal amount of materials, and self-locking assembly or mechanical fasteners that use the least adhesive—all of which facilitates end-of-life recycling.The good news is that using recycled and reclaimed products saves such resources as trees, electricity, and water, and diverts waste from landfills. Making such products promotes “closing the loop” and supports a market for post- and pre-consumer waste.More good news!Innovative designers around the country are producing furnishings that meet these strategies. Take a peek at just a few of my favorites:last_img read more

Mehbooba to take up Sharda temple issue with PM

first_imgJammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday assured a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits that she would place before Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday their long-pending demand to reopen the Sharda temple in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Ms. Mehbooba met the delegation, headed by All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) chairman Vinod Pandit, at her residence, the organisation representing Kashmiri Pandits said in a statement here. They raised with the chief minister their long-pending demands for reopening the Sharda temple in PoK and creating a welfare board for Kashmiri Pandits. The chief minister responded positively and assured to take up the matters with the prime minister tomorrow, the statement read. Sharda Peeth, an abandoned Hindu temple located in Sharda village, is situated along the Neelam River in PoK near the Line of Control. It was a major centre of learning at par with the ancient seats of learning Nalanda and Taxila.last_img read more

Chito Victolero, Magnolia ‘stay positive’ ahead of Game 7

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Beermen hold off Hotshots to force Game 7 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES “They dominated us in second chance points and offensive rebounds,” Victolero said.The Beermen hauled down 53 rebounds as compared to the Hotshots’ 40 while also scoring 31 second chance points.“We just try to stay positive. The Xs and Os will be secondary [come Game 7]. I told my players let’s just enjoy the game.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “It boils down to one game. Do-or-die game on Wednesday. We’re still positive,” he said after a 98-86 loss to the Beermen at Araneta Coliseum. “We know that it’s not going to be easy. Good thing is we have another opportunity.”“I love our effort we were down by 18 and trimmed it down to six. It’s just that the lead was too big and it’s hard for us to win like that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsVictolero attributed the loss to his team’s inability to control the boards a crucial department of the game that San Miguel dominated thanks to its reigning five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo.Fajardo dominated the paint, finishing with 23 points and 18 rebounds, 11 of which came on the offensive glass. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero stayed upbeat despite the Hotshots’ loss to San Miguel Beer on Sunday that paved way for a Game 7 in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.Victolero said he still liked what he saw from his team when it came back from 21 points down in the first half that threatened San Miguel Beer entering the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

Court allows ED for Lalit Modis transfer from UK

first_imgMumbai, Nov 16 (PTI) A special PMLA court here today allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to send a Letter of Request (LR) to the British government for execution of a non-bailable warrant against former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and his transfer to India for facing probe in a money laundering case.The ED, in its application filed on November 8, prayed the court for issuing LR for the execution of NBW against Modi. The agency sought necessary steps to be taken by the competent authorities in the UK for locating him.The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court today allowed the prayer.”The LR order will now be sent to the External Affairs Ministry, which will forward it to the competent authority in England for further action,” said special ED counsel Hiten Venegoankar.The agency is probing the case against Lalit Modi in connection with a 2008 deal between World Sports Group (WSG) and Multi Screen Media (MSM) for television rights worth Rs 425 crore for the Indian Premier League.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had registered a case in Chennai in connection with the 2008 deal. This was followed by a case by the ED.So far, three LRs have been issued against Modi by the same court to authorities in Singapore, Mauritius and UAE.The court had issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against the high-profile former IPL boss, believed to be in the UK, on August 6 last year.In 2008, after BCCI awarded IPL media rights for 10 years to WSG for USD 918 million, the WSG entered into a deal with Multi Screen Media to make latters television channel Sony the official broadcaster of IPL.advertisementWhile BCCI alleged irregularities and breach of contract in this deal, ED started a probe in 2009 under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) to investigate allegations that payment of Rs 425 crore towards facilitation fee by MSM- Singapore to WSG Mauritius was made in illegal manner. PTI AVI NP SK SKlast_img read more

Xiaomi Mi 6 first flash sale crosses 10 lakh pre-registrations

first_imgAfter a long wait, Xiaomi announced the most awaited flagship of the year – Mi 6 on April 19. Soon after the launch, the Xiaomi smartphone was made available for pre-orders for its first flash sale set for April 28. However, as of now, the handset will only be available in China. The smartphone has received over 10 lakh (1 million) pre-registration already on JD.com.The 1 million mark is based only on the number of pre-bookings on Jingdong (JD.com). However, the Chinese smartphone maker also has a tie up with a few other online retailers carrying out Mi 6 flash sale on April 28. So, if numbers are to be considered, the pre-registration number must have almost crossed 20 lakh (2 million) or even more by now. No confirmation has come on the pre-registration numbers from Xiaomi.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi 6: Full specs, price, features and everything else you need to knowXiaomi Mi 6 will be up for flash sale exclusively on JD.com, Giztop, and a few more online retail store in China on April 28.  It is just another 4 days to go for the first flash sale for the Mi 6, and the pre-registration numbers are still increasing at a rapid pace. However, a previously leaked report revealed that Xiaomi will only be selling about 80,000 units approx, which means not all the users pre-registering the device will be able to get the device. This information is not confirmed by the company and the number of units may vary accordingly.As per the Chinese retail website — JD.com, the Xiaomi smartphone has already been booked by 1,108,192 consumers to be specific. The number is expected to increase, and this is because of the popularity that the smartphone started gaining ahead of its launch and also for the amazing features that it sports, especially the processor. Xiaomi Mi 6 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor, which is also seen on the recently announced Samsung flagships – Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.advertisementAlso Read: With Mi 6, Xiaomi brings iPhone 7 Plus camera technology to massesIn terms of specifications, Xiaomi Mi 6 features a 5.15-inch 1080p display and is powered by Qualcomm’s latest processor – the Snapdragon 835. Further, the smartphone comes with 6GB of RAM and is backed by a 3,350mAh battery. The Mi 6 is available in two storage variants – 64GB and 128GB. On the camera front, the smartphone features a dual camera setup at the rear with 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor, while on the front the device sports an 8-megapixel selfie snapper.As per the pricing, the Xiaomi Mi 6 comes in two variants – one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage for CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs 23,500), while the higher-end variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage for CNY 2,899 (approximately Rs 27,000). There is no information on the Indian release as of yet. However, with the overwhelming response by the consumer, Xiaomi may very soon launch the Mi 6 globally. Also, the company is also rumoured to announce the Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus in the upcoming days.last_img read more