A hundred on Makar Sankranti for 3 successive years: How the stars aligned for Virat Kohli

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 18:12 IST Virat Kohli struck a match-winning 104 against Australia in Adelaide (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli has now made a hundred on January 15 for 3 successive years from 2017 to 2019On Tuesday, Kohli struck 104 to lead India to a 6-wicket win over Australia in the 2nd ODIThere is an astrological explanation to this eye-catching statisticVirat Kohli, the world’s best batsman across formats, has now made a hundred on January 15 for three successive years from 2017 to 2019. January 15 also happens to be Makar Sankranti. On Tuesday, Kohli was named man-of-the-match for his 112-ball 104 as India stormed to a six-wicket win over Australia in the second ODI in Adelaide to draw level in three-match series.So what’s the secret to Virat Kohli’s tryst with January 15? There is an astrological explanation to this eye-catching statistic, as it appears.Jyothishacharya Pandit Arunesh Kumar Sharma explains the phenomenon behind Virat Kohli’s three centuries on January 15 and the stars are related.Virat Kohli was born on November 5, 1988. The birth date is 5 and the fraction is 6. These numbers are from Mercury and Venus respectively. In their horoscope, the fortune of these two planets is called a great change. Both planets are the masters of karma and profit. In such a way, they receive special grace of Mercury-Venus.Together these two planets are married in Shani Kundali. This is what makes Kohli different.Watch the full highlights from another ODI masterclass by Virat Kohli – his 39th(!) ODI hundred! pic.twitter.com/L2d2fciApmcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 16, 2019In 2017, Kohli had led India to a three-wicket win over England in the first ODI of the three-match series on January 15. Chasing a mammoth target of 351 for victory, Kohli paired with Kedar Jadhav to add 200 runs for the fifth wicket as India took 48.1 overs to win the match.Kohli had top-scored in that match with 122 runs while Jadhav made 120 as India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. 15 i.e. 6 and 15 01 2017 i.e. 8 points they got a coin of 122 or 5. The planet Venus, Saturn and Mercury are aligned together.advertisementOn January 15 in 2018, Kohli scored 153 against South Africa in a Test match, which again was his first hundred of the year and came on January 15. He got double 9 with 6, that is, 6 points in total.On January 15 in 2019, Kohli top-scored with 104 runs as India chased down a challenging total at the Adelaide Oval in the second ODI. The number of Mercury 5. 15 is the sixth point of Venus. The total of 15. 01. 2019 is 1. This gives him clear success.On January 15 in 2020, 2021, and 2022, Kohli is also getting a chance of joining Chandra, Guru and Venus. These dates are positive even in horoscopes on the basis of his birth date. If there are matches in these dates, Kohli can definitely score centuries.Kohli started his first-class career in 2006, i.e. the sixth year of this century. If the same sequence of points is understood, then he will play in international cricket at least until 2024.Also Read | MS Dhoni talks a lot while batting and that helps: Virat KohliAlso Read | Virat Kohli will score 100 international hundreds if he stays fit: Mohammed AzharuddinFor 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Virat Kohli A hundred on Makar Sankranti for 3 successive years: How the stars aligned for Virat KohliVirat Kohli has scored centuries on January 15 for three consecutive years now — 2017, 2018 and 2019. On Tuesday, Kohli’s swashbuckling 104 helped India defeat Australia by six wickets to draw level in three-match ODI series.advertisementlast_img read more

Barrick Gold looking to Nevada for growth as it continues to cuts

Barrick Gold looking to Nevada for growth as it continues to cuts costs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 31, 2014 9:39 am MDT TORONTO – Barrick Gold Corp. is looking at its projects in Nevada — the state that helped make the company — for growth as it continues to cut costs and focus its operations, chief executive CEO Jamie Sokalsky said Thursday.Nevada is home to some of Barrick’s largest operations, including its massive Goldstrike and Cortez mines, although much of the company’s attention in recent years has been on its troubled operations scattered around the globe.Sokalsky, who will step down next month, said the Goldrush project in Nevada, is located just six kilometres away from its Cortez Hills mine.“This is an area that has significant existing infrastructure and which has produced some 18 million ounces to date,” Sokalsky told a conference call with financial analysts.“We’ve doubled the size of the total resource at Goldrush twice since we announced it three years ago and it currently stands at nearly 16 million ounces and we haven’t yet found the edges of the deposit.”The renewed focus on exploration in the state follows billions in impairment charges last year related to the value of many of its projects, including its massive Pascua-Lama project high in the Andes on the border between Chile and Argentina, that has been put on hold.In an effort to cut costs, the company also has slimmed its portfolio to 19 mines, compared with 27 in 2012, with the sale of several underperforming operations.In addition to Goldrush, Sokalsky said the company was working in Nevada to advance its South Arturo project, extend the ore body at Cortez Hills and expand its Turquoise Ridge mine.RBC Capital Markets analyst Stephen Walker said Nevada holds upside production potential for the company.He noted the quarterly results were slightly weaker than expected as gold production was slightly below his forecast and costs were better than his estimates.“Weaker than expected copper production with higher costs appears to be the main contributor to the weaker financial results,” Walker wrote in a note to clients.Barrick reported after the close of markets Wednesday that it lost US$269 million or 23 cents per share on $2.43 billion in revenue for the quarter ended June 30. That compared with a loss of $8.56 billion or $8.04 per share on $3.2 billion in revenue a year ago.The loss included a $514-million writedown of the Jabal Sayid copper project in Saudi Arabia, partially offset by other items.Barrick recently signed to deal to form a 50-50 joint venture with Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) to operate Jabal Sayid. Under the agreement, Ma’aden has agreed to pay $210 million for its stake in the project.Barrick reported an adjusted profit of $159 million or 14 cents per share for the quarter, compared with an adjusted profit of $663 million or 66 cents per share a year ago.The company attributed its reduced adjusted profit to lower gold and copper prices, as well as lower sales volumes compared with the second quarter of 2013.The company sold 1.5 million ounces at an average realized gold price of $1,289 per ounce in the quarter, compared with 1.8 million ounces at an average realized price of $1,411 per ounce a year ago. Barrick reported an all-in sustaining cost of $865 per ounce, down from $910 in the second quarter of 2013.The company reduced its 2014 guidance for its all-in sustaining costs per ounce to between $900 and $940, down from earlier expectations for between $920 and $980. The company’s adjusted operating cost guidance was also cut to between $580 and $630 per ounce, down from between $590 and $640.The gold miner also cut is capital expenditure guidance to between $2.2 billion and $2.5 billion from between $2.4 billion and $2.7 billion. read more