Ready to conquer the world, Delhi’s sports youth icon

first_imgWhatever national fashionistas think of the large mass of humanity in the capital, Delhi’s record register rings consistently on one count. Sport. Be it Virendra Sehwag or Ashish Nehra, Jaspal Rana or Jyoti Randhawa, the capital has churned out a very healthy tally of sports stars. Increasingly, the age bar,Whatever national fashionistas think of the large mass of humanity in the capital, Delhi’s record register rings consistently on one count. Sport. Be it Virendra Sehwag or Ashish Nehra, Jaspal Rana or Jyoti Randhawa, the capital has churned out a very healthy tally of sports stars. Increasingly, the age bar of excellence seems to be lowered with every year. Delhi’s fresh cache of talent is now ready to conquer bigger worlds.Sunil ChetriNFL best player Sunil ChetriHe has the talent (a State level footballer since class 10), the right lineage (three years with Mohun Bagan and since 2005 with JCT FC), the right credentials (he is this year’s best player of the National Football League)? and what’s more The Look. At 22, Sunil Chetri has arrived. Or so fans of Indian football would love to believe. This son of an Army man has never let victory out of his sight. Be it his student days at Army Public School and Mamta Model later, or his City Club days before he broke into the big league at 17, bagging a three-year Rs 12-lakh contract with Mohun Bagan.But that was much later. Delhi opened up a world of options for the boy from Calcutta when his father’s Army job brought the Chetri family to the capital in the 1990s. Sunil was in Class 6 then. “I matured faster here. Compared to life in Delhi, Calcutta had a more homely atmosphere,” feels Sunil. “I was a spoilt child. I played all sports and my parents let me, even encouraged me to take up sports,” says the India national forward. There’s a little known fact about Sunil that is instrumental to his choice of vocation though. His maternal aunt (who is a twin of his mother) used to play in Nepal’s national women’s soccer team but had to give up the sport post marriage. “She still laments it. And my mother was keen that I take up soccer though my parents never forced me to do anything,” he says. That was on one condition though, “I’d to keep up with my studies. I was always among the top 10 in class and my father checked my progress every night. So I’d do double course, play and work hard. Travel from Delhi Cantonment to Azadpur for practise and catch up with studies at night.” Soon he was playing at the State level-first for the Under-14 then for Under-16.advertisementWhen the call every Indian footballer dreams of came, Sunil didn’t think twice before signing up with the Bengal club. A decision he came to regret soon, though he hastens to add that “money wasn’t a problem.” The binding contract meant that he couldn’t explore other opportunities (and there were lucrative offers from the second year) till the stipulated tenure was over. When Punjab club JCT Mills offered him a place in 2005, he welcomed the break.There was of course that plus of being closer to home. His parents and younger sister are the core support group that Sunil thrives on. And Delhi gives him a high that no other city can match up to. “It’s one of the best cities, I’m in love with this place,” he says. However, the capital’s sporting scene has a lot to catch up on, he adds. Given the right guidance (“no colas, no chips, ample rest”), infrastructure and support from corporate houses, the city has a lot to look forward to, he feels. “You’ve to keep up with your studies,” he advises aspirants. “The more you study the more brains you’ll have and your game will improve.”Sunil who joined Kolkata’s Ashutosh College for a year while he was playing for Bagan is thinking of ways to finish his education even as he continues to play. Up next is a training camp in Portugal in July followed by the ONGC tournament starting August 16.The Delhi dude who idolises Brazil’s Ronaldo has his plans figured out. “I want to be the best here. I’ve always dreamt of going abroad to play and the only way is to be the best. I can’t be choosy, I will take up any offer as a challenge.”Sunil wants to see just how far his flying feet will take him. Naturally Europe is next. He has already appeared for trials with German club Hoffenheim.Abhishek VermaAbhishek Verma, ArcheryHe turned 18 this June 26 and his advance birthday gift could not have been a better preamble for adulthood. Abhishek Verma, flush from his victory in the boys individual compound bow in the second Asian Junior Archery Championship at Chinese Taipei on June 18, is busy finalising his college admission. “I’ve made it into Hans Raj in BA,” he says. Life could not have been kinder to this Model Town boy, from its Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School (no. 1). In an age when most Indian boys spew cricket, Abhishek took to the bow-and how.advertisementAsk him his reasons and his answer is simple, “My uncle told me to take it up. Besides, other boys from my school were participating in archery events and winning, that inspired me.”The journey began when Abhishek was in Class 9 and within a few months of his joining the archery class at University Grounds, he was called to play in the sub-junior national in Bangalore. Eight national (he won medals in five of these) and five international events (three medals) later, one of his favourite memories are set in Delhi, the year was 2004. That’s when he made a national record with a gold (20m) and silver (overall) in the individual category. The latest feat only adds to his hunger for more. “These days IGI, where I practise, is closed for renovation and University Grounds is being used for campus trials, I hate to sit at home,” he says .Abhishek is now looking to pursue archery as a career. “If you work hard, your chances are bright,” he says. “But one needs the support of sponsors. There’s no money in it now, at least in Delhi, and the equipment is quite expensive.”Ishant SharmaIshant SharmaQuickie, gawky, Lambu? many sobriquets and several false starts later, Delhi fast bowler Ishant Sharma has finally caught the fancy of the BCCI. A little earlier than even the authorities themselves had envisaged but there’s no knowing when Lady Luck smiles. As many as five ODI members of the Indian team in Ireland were taken ill and Ishant (along with bowlers Baroda’s Rakesh Patel and Bengal’s Ranadeb Bose) was told to be available for selection in Belfast at less than a day’s notice. So while Ishant went shoe-shopping in Delhi, we kept close track of the city’s rising talent.Discovered at 14 by Rohtak Road Gymkhana cricket coach Sharwan Kumar, Ishant soon proved his backers right. “Sooner than we thought,” says Kumar today. Ishant was seeking an admission to Ganga International School and Kumar, sensing a potential in the lanky boy, set out to train him for bigger things. “His height (at 6’4″ today) and built were just right. He had a problem with his run-up initially but he learned fast and played in the under-17 that first year,” says Kumar. “That’s one of my fondest memories of Delhi,” says Ishant. And why not-he snapped up a rich haul of 16 wickets in that match against Haryana.After two years of consistent performance in the junior level and playing for Delhi, the 18-year-old replaced Munaf Patel in Bangladesh making his international test debut this May. “I’m mentally prepared, it’s no different,” the teen sensation who looks up to Glenn McGrath shows no trace of stress as he readies to fly off to Ireland. “He has a cool temperament,” agrees Kumar.advertisementWhen not on the pitch, Ishant loves to hang out with his gang of eight friends. “This city has given me everything, I love everything about it,” he says. What about girls? “What about them?” he poses a bouncer, “I’ve no time to think of girls.” Indeed cricket takes up most of his time and he could not take his class 12 board exam in the last session. “I plan to complete it this year,” he says. Here’s hoping that his career too swings in the right direction.Divya SinghDivya Singh, NBA playerThey could well be called the Famous Five of Indian women’s basketball. Sisters Divya, Prashanti, Akansha and Pratima Singh fill up the ranks of our national and state teams. While the eldest, Priyanka, is now a coach in Thailand, Divya, Prashanti and Akansha play for the national team and Jesus and Mary College student Pratima is playing the junior level.We turn the focus on Divya who has been creating quite a stir with a foreign offer (albeit from relatively lesser known Basketball Association of Chile to play in their professional league). The Basketball Federation of India is ready to back her case along with fellow hoopster Geethu Anna Jose who has been already chosen for the Women’s National Basketball Association.Originally from Varanasi, UP, Divya, who will turn 25 this July, was playing for UP in the state level before breaking into the national scene in 2000. A job offer from Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd brought her to Delhi in 2002. And this Banaras Hindu University topper in physical education says she loved the change. “There are more opportunities in Delhi,” she reasons. “I love the city-the roads, the greenery and the people.” What about the Delhi dudes? “They are cool and good looking,” she giggles, “but perhaps a little too conscious about their looks.”Marriage is definitely not on the cards, though she admits to be sifting through CVs of prospective grooms her parents have lined up.Divya has been coaching the St. Stephen’s College team in the summers every year. So how does she want to contribute to the sport? “My dream is to be a coach for Indian basketball and establish a good place for players to practice in,” she says.For now she is looking forward to her Chilean adventure that begins in March 2008 and she has her sights set on pre-NBA from thereon.last_img read more

Tokyo won 2020 Olympics bid in a clean way, says Japan

first_imgJapan’s top government spokesman said on Thursday that Tokyo’s campaign to host the 2020 Olympics had been clean.He made the comment after a media report alleged a 1.3 million euro payment made by the winning Tokyo Olympic bid.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that he had no knowledge of the issue, but said if French magistrates requested an investigation over the Olympic bid Japan would respond appropriately.last_img

Solskjaer looking for ‘right ones’ in transfer market

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer is still looking for the “right ones” to bring in at Manchester United and insists the summer transfer window has not left him frustrated despite a lack of movement.The Red Devils were expected to be busy before the next deadline passes after stumbling their way to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League last season.Big money was expected to be thrown at addressing long-standing issues at Old Trafford, but only two deals have been done so far, for Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? There has been talk of further arrivals, with Leicester defender Harry Maguire and Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes considered to be top targets, but no agreements have been reached.Solskjaer insists that is not an issue, with the United boss eager to point out that he will not spend for the sake of it and will instead continue to pursue those he believes can make a difference.He told the club’s official website: “I’m very happy with the two that you mentioned [James and Wan-Bissaka] and we’ve got to be patient.“It’s a long haul and it’s very important we get the right ones in. When you hit a hurdle, we just can’t jump on a different path. So, no, I haven’t had a frustrating feeling at all.“I believe in these players and I’m sure that we could do well [this season]. But it’s about both short-term and long-term, so of course when we’re working on something, that means we’ve identified something that could improve us.“If it’s to be or not to be let’s see, but these [current] players, as you’ve said, have played well. We’ve performed well, we’ve had some good results and the whole pre-season so far has been encouraging.”Solskjaer is looking to deliver a “new start” at United, with a summer spent in Australia and the Far East intended to have the Red Devils ready to kick on into the 2019-20 campaign.“I think it’s important that we, as I’ve said before, start well, because you give yourself a chance then if you have a good start. But then again, it feels like a little bit of a new start,” added Solskjaer.“We want to find a style that we want to play, on the front foot, so it has to start some time and it’s easier in pre-season than in the middle of a season.“Of course, we spoke about this over the last six months as well and now we’re laying the foundations both mentally and physically. The tour has been very good as a team-building one as well.”United are back in International Champions Cup action on Thursday against domestic rivals Tottenham. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Surat fire Tyres used as chairs in class

first_imgGandhinagar: Presence of inflammable materials, including flex and tyres, and fire tenders stationed away from the spot contributed to the blaze at a commercial complex in Surat and hampered the fire fighting operation, Gujarat Chief Secretary J N Singh said on Sunday. Twenty-two students, including 18 girls, of an art and craft coaching institute died in the devastating fire that engulfed the four-storeyed Takshashila Arcade in Sarthana area of Surat on Friday. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCPreliminary probe revealed that use of highly inflammable materials and tyres, which doubled up as chairs in the coaching class, caused the fire to spread rapidly, Singh said. “The fire spread very quickly because highly inflammable materials, such as flex, were used… The ceiling (of the coaching institute) was just five feet high. Since one cannot sit on a chair in such a room, the owner used tyres instead of chairs for the students,” the chief secretary told reporters here. “High-capacity fire tenders took time to reach the spot as they were stationed at a considerable distance, around 45 minutes away. It hampered the fire fighting operation to some extent,” he said. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsThe municipal corporation has high-capacity fire tenders for dousing fires in multi-storeyed buildings. The owner of the institute, Bhargav Butani, was arrested on Saturday. The builders — Harshul Vekaria and Jignesh Paghdal, are on the run. Singh said two officials of the Surat fire department — S K Acharya and Kirti Mod — have been suspended for laxity. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has asked Additional Chief Secretary of Urban Development Department, Mukesh Puri, to conduct a thorough inquiry and submit a report on Monday, he said. In the wake of the tragedy, all the municipalities and municipal corporations in the state have undertaken a massive drive to identify buildings which do not comply with fire safety norms, the chief secretary said. “All these municipalities and corporations have formed 713 teams to identify such buildings. We have already examined over 9,900 buildings housing tuition classes, malls or hospitals, and issued show-cause notices to over 9,300 premises. Owners have been warned that they should install fire fighting systems or else the buildings will be sealed,” Singh said.last_img read more

Rupee slips 11 paise to 6961 vs USD in early trade

first_imgMumbai: The rupee opened on a weak note and declined by 11 paise to 69.61 against the US dollar in opening trade Friday, as rising crude oil price concerns weighed on investor community. The rupee opened weak at 69.55 at the interbank forex market and then fell further to 69.61, down 11 paise over its last close. The rupee had settled at 69.50 against the US dollar on Thursday. Forex traders said, rupee is trading in a narrow range as prospects of an interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve kept investors edgy. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents Besides, strengthening of the American currency in the overseas market and weak opening in domestic equities weighed on the local unit. Meanwhile, foreign fund inflows supported the domestic currency. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, rose 0.47 per cent to USD 61.60 per barrel. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net buyers in the capital markets, putting in Rs 172.35 crore Thursday, as per provisional data. Domestic bourses opened on a cautious note Friday with benchmark indices Sensex trading 76.97 points down at 39,664.39 and Nifty down 28.25 points at 11,885.80.last_img read more

Spanish Policewoman Helps Moroccan Gives Birth at Melilla Border

Rabat – A young Moroccan woman gave birth to a baby girl at the Melilla crossing around 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26.The woman was passing the Beni Ansar crossing when she taken unwell and began to give birth.Spanish police noted her state and called for help, but upon realising how urgent the woman’s situation was, they moved her onto the premises. With the help of a Spanish policewoman, the woman immediately gave birth to a baby girl. An ambulance arrived and transported the woman and her baby to Melilla’s Comarcal hospital. Health services said that mother and baby were doing well. read more

Robinson advises East Timor constitutional assembly on human rights

In a letter to the Speaker of East Timor’s Constituent Assembly, Ms. Robinson welcomes the primacy given to the protection of human rights in the draft text, including the promotion of women’s status in the society, and notes with appreciation that fundamental rights in the constitution are to be interpreted in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Ms. Robinson goes on to strongly recommend that this provision be extended to include other international human rights treaties and conventions such as those dealing with civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights.The High Commissioner also points out that there is no legitimate basis for differentiating between persons with original and acquired citizenship, and recommends that all persons within the country’s jurisdiction have their inherent human rights recognized and protected by the State.The letter also suggests that the constitution provide for an independent national institution to promote and protect human rights.Meanwhile, the Assembly today continued its deliberations on the draft text, passing another six articles of the territory’s first-ever constitution. Articles 80 through 84, passed with significant majorities, relate to the powers and responsibilities of the President, including the duty to appoint and swear-in the Prime Minister. Article 85 deals with the composition of the Council of State. read more

Baseball Ohio State begins season with threegame sweep of Seton Hall

Ohio State then-freshman starting pitcher Seth Lonsway delivers a pitch out of the windup in Game 3 of the Scarlet and Gray World Series. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Editor-in-ChiefThe Ohio State baseball team (3-0) started the season with a bang, sweeping Seton Hall in three games over the weekend in the Snowbird Baseball Classic. Game 1The Ohio State pitching staff exploded onto the scene in the Buckeye’s season opener.The Buckeyes began the season with a 4-3 win over Seton Hall on Friday. Strong pitching, along with multiple-RBI games from both junior right fielder Dominic Canzone and junior first baseman Conner Pohl, propelled the Buckeyes to the opening day win.Redshirt freshman pitcher Seth Lonsway led the way with a nine-strikeout collegiate debut. It didn’t take long for Lonsway to settle into his role, as he struck out the side to start the game. He went six innings and allowed one run in the win.The game was close, with Ohio State leading 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, until Pohl brought in two runs with a single.A two-run home run by Seton Hall junior first baseman Matt Toke at the top of the eighth inning pulled the game back to a single run, but Buckeye sophomore pitcher Griffan Smith earned a save to close out the game for the first win of the season.Game 2Strong pitching from Ohio State continued on the second day of the Snowbird Baseball Classic.Freshman pitcher Garrett Burhenn held Seton Hall to just one hit in eight innings of work, as the Buckeyes defeated the Pirates 6-0. Ohio State (2-0) tallied nine hits in the win.Burhenn notched six strikeouts and no walks in a dominant debut performance.The game was blown open when junior shortstop Noah West hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to push the lead to 5-0. This marked the third home run hit by the Buckeyes this season.The youth of Ohio State positively impacted Ohio State on the offensive side as well. Freshman third baseman Marcus Ernst earned his first collegiate hit to go along with two runs scored.Seton Hall’s one hit was made by sophomore catcher Jerry Huntzinger, and junior pitcher Noah Thompson was given the loss. Game 3A strong first two innings put the Buckeyes in the driver’s seat for a third straight win to open the season.Ohio State (3-0) completed the sweep against Seton Hall with a 5-3 victory. The Buckeyes scored all five runs in the first two innings, and a treacherous start for sophomore pitcher Tyler Burnham forced the Pirates to replace him after recording just one out.In the bottom of the second inning, junior right fielder Dominic Canzone launched his second home run of the season, the team’s fourth in three gamesSeton Hall chipped away at the lead, posting single-run innings in the fourth, fifth, and eighth.Ohio State’s junior pitcher Jake Vance put up a solid five-inning performance, in which he struck out six and allowed two runs. Fifth-year senior Thomas Waning was credited with the save. The Buckeye offense posted 15 runs in the series, while allowing only six runs.The team will play a single game against Florida Gulf Coast on Monday. This will be the first true road game for the Buckeyes. read more

Pictured The cesspit where author Helen Baileys body was found hidden after

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The defendant denies charges of murder, preventing a lawful burial, fraud and three counts of perverting the cause of justice.The trial at St Albans Crown Court previously heard that Ms Bailey and Stewart met on a dating site for people who had been widowed following the death of her husband in 2011.She had worn a ring since 2014 and had been due to re-marry in September 2016. Helen Bailey, a successful author, was known by younger readers for her characters Electra Brown and Daisy Davenport Near her side lay the remains of her beloved miniature dachshund, Boris, the trial previously heard.On Friday, jurors were shown the cesspit where her remains lay hidden from view for three months.The tank, which was full of human waste at the time, is located inside an old-fashioned well and goes around 15ft beneath the garage’s concrete floor, according to police. Helen Bailey with her partner Ian Stewart Helen Bailey was found dead in the grounds of her sprawling £1.5m Hertfordshire property three months after going missing Helen Bailey with her partner Ian Stewart, who is accused of her murder Helen Bailey's body was discovered in a septic tank beneath the garagecenter_img Helen Bailey’s body was discovered in a septic tank beneath the garageCredit:Hertfordshire Constabulary/PA Stewart, 56, is accused of “secretly” giving her a sleeping drug in increasing amounts over time as part of a “long-planned” plot which had “money as its driving motive”.Then, on April 11, it is alleged he killed her while she was in a “stupefied” state and hid her remains in the waste tank – parking a car over the access point.Ms Bailey was said to be “very successful” and worth around £4 million, earning around £5,000 a month in royalties from her books. Helen Bailey was found dead in the grounds of her sprawling £1.5m Hertfordshire property three months after going missingCredit:JOHN McLELLAN Jurors have been taken to the site where children’s author Helen Bailey was allegedly drugged and killed before being dumped in a cesspit.The 12 were accompanied by police, counsel and court officials during the visit to the 51-year-old’s lavish home in Royston, Hertfordshire.Ms Bailey shared the home with fiance Ian Stewart, who is charged with her murder, and his two sons.The 51-year-old writer was found deep in the grounds of her sprawling £1.5 million property in July 2016, three months after she was reported missing. Helen Bailey, a successful author, was known by younger readers for her characters Electra Brown and Daisy DavenportCredit:Hertfordshire Police Stewart was in line to be a “very substantial” benefactor of the author’s £4 million fortune in the event of her death, jurors were told.Ms Bailey was known by younger readers for her characters Electra Brown and Daisy Davenport, but found a new audience with her blog, Planet Grief, about becoming a widow.Stewart denies all charges. The trial continues.last_img read more

Tory MP suggests young people learn martial arts to defend themselves against

The Government has promised another £100 million to help in the fight against knife crime A senior police officer has said the best way to deal with a knife attacker is to “run away as fast you can”, after a Tory MP suggested youngsters should learn Martial Arts to defend themselves.Sir Christopher Chope said youngsters who got fit and learnt Judo or Tae Kwon Do would be better able to deal with a knife attack.But Dave Thompson, the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police warned against relying on unarmed combat, and insisted that the best advice was always to run away.Mr Thompson was appearing at the Home Affairs Select Committee, alongside Met Commissioner, Cressida Dick, to answer questions from MPs on serious violent crime.They both said the current knife crime epidemic was the worst it had been in their long careers.Sir Christopher, who is a member of the committee, said: “One of the ways in which people can be prepared is by doing Judo or Tae Kwon Do, being physically able and taught how to deal with a situation when you are threatened with a knife.”Mr Thompson replied: “The best knife prevention technique is to run away as fast as you can…I would probably not advocate a strategy of increasing combat readiness through martial arts of young people generally, but there is some attraction in those sports, they are hugely popular and they take young men off the streets.” Cressida Dick has said knife crime is at its worst in her 35-year career Tory MP suggested martial arts could help in the fight against knife crime Tory MP suggested martial arts could help in the fight against knife crime Cressida Dick has said knife crime is at its worst in her 35-year careerCredit:PA She said: “It needs to be a higher priority and then there needs to be more real coordination and delivery of the things we know work, and will work, and of course potentially some further resourcing of these, which is something else I would ask for.”Asked about the recent cash injection from the Government, Ms Dick said: “It is very welcome but when you compare it with all the things we know we could do and all the savings and reductions across the relevant sectors, not least policing at a time of increasing complexity, expectation and demand, £100 million is a small amount of money relatively, absolutely.” Earlier this month, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond announced an extra £100 million to help tackle knife crime. But Ms Dick said while welcome the extra funds were not enough and she urged ministers to “step up” and treat the issue as more of a priority.Ms Dick insisted that tackling horrific levels of violence was the number one priority for everyone working in the Met.But she said there was too little coordination and not enough focus by government departments and said the £100 million announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond earlier this month as a “relatively small” amount. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Ms Dick said: “If you look at the stabbings of young people, I think this is a new and worrying and tragic phenomenon. The last couple of years have seen the highest and most worrying levels [of knife crime] in my service.”She went on: “There has been a massive amount of attention from the media and undoubtedly some really tragic cases and everyone in the country is more focused on this.”The Home Secretary has shown a considerable amount of leadership around it. However what we are not seeing yet is real cross government actions and that being delivered in a meaningful way on the ground in our communities.” The Government has promised another £100 million to help in the fight against knife crime Ms Dick said while government departments were stretched and were focussed on other issues such as Brexit, it was vital they “stepped up” and came together to help drive down the scourge of serious violence. read more

Velux EHF CL TOP 16 begins First battle in Plock

Velux EHF Champions League TOP 26 begins tonight with the openning match between Polish champion, Wisla Plock and German THW Kiel. Huge advantage is on German side, but it will be interesting to see how much can offer experienced players of Polish team.Today:20.00 Wisla Plock – KielThursday19.30 Kadetten Schaffhausen – Atletico MadridSaturday17.00 Reale Ademar Leon – VeszpremSunday16.00 Füchse Berlin – Hamburg16.30 Sävehof – Kobenhavn17.00 Montpellier – Barcelona17.00 Metalurg – Zagreb20.30 Vive Targi Kielce – Cimos Koper THW KielVelux EHF Champions LeagueWisla Plock ← Previous Story Women’s Eurocups (Draw, 1/2 finals): FTC against Volgograd! Next Story → Kiel Express to the Velux EHF CL TOP 8! read more

ISS la NASA dépendra encore des fusées russes pendant 5 ans

first_imgISS : la NASA dépendra encore des fusées russes pendant 5 ansAu cours des cinq prochaines années, la NASA devra encore avoir recours aux fusées russes pour acheminer ses astronautes vers la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). Une “dépendance” qui lui coûtera chaque année pas moins de 450 millions de dollars.Cela fait pas moins de neuf mois qu’Atlantis, la dernière navette de la NASA en service, a fait son ultime retour, marquant la fin du programme de navettes de l’agence. Or, si plusieurs engins sont actuellement en développement ou en test, aucun n’est aujourd’hui capable de succéder aux navettes. Pour acheminer ses astronautes vers la Station spatiale internationale (ISS), la NASA ne dispose donc que d’une seule solution : les fusées russes.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreUne situation qui devrait encore se maintenir au cours des cinq prochaines années. C’est du moins ce qu’a annoncé le chef de la NASA Charles Bolden lors d’une réunion au Congrès américain. “Nous croyons que nous pourrons en 2017 acheminer nos astronautes vers l’ISS sans l’aide de la Russie”, a t-il ainsi précisé cité par RIA Novosti. Mais si cette dépendance peut conduire à des difficultés techniques, elle coûte surtout très chère à la NASA. Au cours des prochaines années, “nous serons obligés de verser annuellement à la Russie 450 millions de dollars jusqu’à ce que nous ne mettions en place notre propre moyen de transporter des astronautes en orbite”, a souligné Charles Bolden. Avant cela, l’Agence spatiale russe Roskosmos et la NASA s’étaient entendus sur un accord prévoyant l’acheminement des astronautes américains vers l’ISS en 2014 et 2015. Un contrat dont le montant avoisinerait les 753 millions de dollars. Alors que plusieurs sociétés privées travaillent actuellement sur des successeurs potentiels des navettes, Washington œuvre de son côté à la conception du véhicule spatial Orion et à la fabrication d’une nouvelle fusée porteuse qui effectuera son premier vol habité en 2021.Le 13 mars 2012 à 10:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE attendance figures 310314 Roadblock live events

first_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Kurt Angle Facebook Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Seth Rollins Google+ Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 WhatsApp Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Cesaro WWE attendance figures from March 10 to March 14, 2016. * 3/10 NXT live event in Jacksonville, Florida: 250 fans (sellout).* 3/11 live event in Montreal, Quebec: 7,000 fans.* 3/11 NXT live event in Paltaka, Florida: 100 fans. * 3/12 live event in Atlantic City, New Jersey: 3,500 fans.* 3/12 Roadblock special event in Toronto, Ontario: 9,000 fans (sellout). * 3/12 NXT live event in Fort Pierce, Florida: 400 fans. * 3/13 live event in Erie, Pennsylvania: 4,500 fans.* 3/13 live event in Hershey, Pennsylvania: 3,500 fans.* 3/14 RAW TV tapings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 11,000 fans (sellout).Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Roman Reigns is in Remission Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Future PLC Aims to Trim More Print Costs

first_img“We are disappointed to miss our target for the full year and as a result we are bringing forward plans to reduce legacy print costs and improve operating margins in the period ahead,” says Future’s CEO Mark Wood.Future has gradually been emphasizing the digital side of its operation—shedding non-core titles, shifting brands to digital-only and placing a big strategic bet on the mobile and tablet market.Digital revenues were up 24 percent year-over-year, with advertising revenue up almost 60 percent for the period. Tablet edition revenues are up 50 percent, says the company. The company shed 46 percent of its debt, now standing at about $14 million, due mostly to the sale of its UK rock titles in April.Its U.S. division, which has been losing money, is expected to turn profitable by the end of the year. Enthusiast publisher Future PLC, with brands in the technology, gaming and music markets, released its fiscal third-quarter results today and digital revenues continue to climb. The company’s board and management, however, feel revenue, which was flat at about $116 million for the quarter, has been lagging. EBITDA is expected to be about $14.4 million for the year. The gaming sector has not been pulling its weight and Future’s cost-saving initiatives, which will focus on print, will be accelerated to free up another $3.8 million by the end of 2013. last_img read more

Everyones A VIP At Clive Davis PreGRAMMY Gala From Travis Scott To

first_imgNETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 10, 2019 – 1:54 am Walk The 2019 Pre-GRAMMY Gala Red Carpet Pass through the velvet rope at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles for an exclusive look at the star-studded 2019 Pre-GRAMMY Salute To Industry IconsAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Feb 10, 2019 – 11:27 am On Feb. 9, on the eve of Music’s Biggest Night, the 61st GRAMMY Awards, artists from across genres and decades gathered at the glitzy Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. for the 2019 Pre-GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons. Everyone’s A VIP At Clive Davis’ Pre-GRAMMY Gala: From Travis Scott To Jimmy Jam To Brandi Carlile Dua Lipa & Ellie Goulding | Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty ImagesThis year’s who’s-who of music gala celebrated iconic industry veteran Clarence Avant, known as the Godfather Of Black Music, as the honoree of the evening. Like event host and fellow legend Davis, he helped launch the careers of many great artists, working with the likes of GRAMMY-winning greats Bill Withers, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis of The Time.The video celebrating Avant had countless heroes such as Former President Barack Obama, Jones, Diddy and JAY-Z sharing how much they love Avant, the powerful impact he’s made on their lives and music, and how he always knows the right thing to say. Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow introduced him with a fitting complement, and a huge one given the company they were in: “You’re the ultimate music person.” The Time properly brought the funk on stage to celebrate Avant with a performance of their ’80s hits “The Bird” and “Jungle Love,” dancing as if no time had passed.Current GRAMMY nominee Travis Scott set the mood opening the evening’s performances with “Goosebumps” and “Sicko Mode,” while sisters and fellow nominees Chloe x Halle brought home a rousing cover of the late GRAMMY-winning Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin’s “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves.” Brandi Carlile, another current GRAMMY nominee, returned to the stage to join the duo, along with past nominee Valerie Simpson and Broadway star Keala Settle, ending the evening on quite the high note. Less than 24 hours before the big red carpet walk today, the likes of current GRAMMY nominees Ella Mai, Dua Lipa, Diplo, Shaggy, Alice Cooper and Weird Al Yankovich, and GRAMMY winners Melissa Etheridge and Quincy Jones, brought their vibrant energy and killer looks at the annual celebration hosted by the Recording Academy and Clive Davis. Onlookers tried to spy the glam looks on the red carpet as they peered into the hotel’s glass—we’ll let you past the velvet rope and walk it with us as at this exclusive music industry event. Everyone’s A VIP At The 2019 Pre-GRAMMY Gala everyones-vip-clive-davis-pre-grammy-gala-travis-scott-jimmy-jam-brandi-carlile Twitter Email News Facebook Chloe x Halle | Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesOther musical guests for the evening included current nominees Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line and H.E.R., along with past nominees Jazmine Sullivan and Ledisi, plus GRAMMY winner Rob Thomas. Sullivan and Thomas offered a powerful duet, belting out Aretha and George Michael’s “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me).”As the evening rolled on, Davis made sure to highlight all the countless legends in the room, as the crowd continuously burst into applause and often up on their feet to celebrate the likes of music greats Barbara Streisand, George Clinton and Dionne Warwick, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Apple’s Tim Cook and even former-L.A. Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.Don’t forget to tune in to the 2019 GRAMMYs live from Staples Center today. Start with the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. PST/3:30 ET, then follow us to the red carpet at 2:00 p.m. PST/5:00 p.m. ET—both will be live streamed right here on right here on the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the 61st GRAMMY Awards, hosted by 15-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys, will air live at 5:00 p.m. PST/8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT on CBS.GRAMMY Nominees In Their Own Words: Brandi Carlile, H.E.R., Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monaé & MoreRead morelast_img read more

Haritha Haram programme

first_imgZaheerabad: Division Excise CI Ashok Kumar participated in Haritha Haram programme in Chirak Pally, Kaasimpur, Didgi, Hugelli villages on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, Ashok said, “Everyone’s life is inter-linked with trees from childhood. Everyone should show interest to participate in such programmes.” SI Sudhakar, Staff, Shankar Nayak, Mohan, Rekha, Umadevi and others were present.last_img

Saif Ali Khan reveals why he doesnt use Pataudi in his name

first_imgSaif Ali KhanSUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/Getty ImagesSaif Ali Khan is often addressed as “nawab” but the actor said that he was never interested in getting that tag and also revealed the reason behind not using “Pataudi” in his name.It is no secret that Saif, the son of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, hails from a royal family, and hence, he is often addressed as “nawab”. But unlike his father, he never used the title “Pataudi” in his name. In his recent appearance on Arbaaz Khan’s chat show – Quick Heal Pinch, Saif narrated an interesting incident, revealing why he is not “Pataudi”.”I have never been interested in being a nawab. I always thought myself to be an actor. But sometimes people associate you with certain things. I am very proud of ‘Pataudi’, and also of the fact that my father was the last nawab. But I prefer eating kabas to being a nawab for sure,” Saif said on the show.Revealing the reason behind not using ‘Pataudi’ in his name, Saif said that his father had also removed the title from his name when the government abolished the culture of using royal titles in 1971.”In 1971, this stuff was abolished. Dad lost his captaincy as well as this title in the same year. So it must have been something. But he changed his name, his signature used to be Pataudi. Everyone called him Pataudi his whole life. But the day it was outlawed, he changed his name and signature to Mansoor Ali Khan. When I, as a six or seven-year-old, asked him why he has two names, he said he was born as Pataudi but now his name is changed, and my name will also be just ‘Khan’. So that is how we were brought up,” the Sacred Games actor said.Saif, who was last seen in the film Bazaar, is now all set to appear on the second season of Sacred Games. He also has a couple of upcoming movies including Taanaji, Bhoot Police and Go Goa Gone sequel.last_img read more

Bull run Nifty hits alltime high Sensex up 200 pts Auto stocks

first_imgA man looks at a screen displaying markets updates inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai on June 20, 2016.Reuters fileThe Nifty 50 index hit an all-time high of 10,167 on Monday, surpassing its previous high of 10,115 made on August 1, 2017 in intra-day trade, as investors regained confidence after the weekend passed with no fresh news of geopolitical tensions between North Korea and the US.Earlier, in morning trade, the Nifty 50 gained as much as 0.81 percent to a record high of 10,167.15 before closing at 10,153.10, up 67 points. The benchmark BSE index was 0.63 percent higher at 32,474.86, and the gains were broadbased as the S&P BSE MidCap Index rose 0.75 percent, while the S&P BSE SmallCap Index advanced 0.97 percent.”There seems to be a global rally where liquidity is driving all markets. Markets have become much overbought,” Sanjiv Bhasin, executive vice-president of markets and corporate affairs at IIFL told Indian Express.According to last Friday’s data, India’s trade deficit widened to $11.64 billion in August from a month ago, and wholesale inflation jumped in August. These indicators suggest that the Reserve Bank of India may not cut rates at its next monetary policy meeting.Many equity analysts believe that the Indian market has started to discount the geopolitical tensions as it rules out possibilities of a full-fledged war.”Asian indices opened mildly positive as markets look forward to the new week after seeing geopolitical tensions being discounted and use it as buying opportunities. Strength in the US dollar saw the Japanese ‘Yen’ weaken and improve sentiment as ETF flows are to see renewed strength in buying Asian equities,” Business Standard quoted a client note by India Infoline.The Nifty index hit a record high, propelled by auto shares. On Monday trades, the Nifty auto index gained as much as 1.4 percent with Bajaj Auto and Tata Motors gaining 3.5 and 2.8 percent respectively.”There is a feelgood factor as there could be more spending because of the ongoing festival season,” Bhasin told IE.last_img read more

16 HIV positive Rohingyas found one dies

first_imgA Rohingya refugee woman who arrived from Myanmar last night by boat, sits on the bank of the Naf river as border guards temporarily hold them, in Shah Porir Dwip, Teknaf, Bangladesh, 7 October, 2017. Photo: ReutersAround 16 Rohingya people having with HIV positive were found in Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital, reports UNB.Physician Shahin Abdur Rahman Chowdhury, a resource person of Rohingya camp and also a residential medical officer of the hospital, said that they have detected 16 patients infected with HIV since 25 August.Of them, nine patients are now undergoing treatment while treatment for the rest six will begin soon.Meanwhile, one of the HIV patients died before starting the treatment, said the physician.Abdus Salam, civil surgeon of the district, said that the number of patients having HIV is increasing.He said that some 2,000 medical staffs, including 100 MBBS doctors, specialist physicians, intern physicians, medical students, are working for ensuring treatment at Rohingya camps.last_img read more

Afghan diplomat killed in Karachi shooting

first_imgA policeman walks past a police vehicle parked to cordon a street leading to the Afghan consulate in Karachi, after an Afghan diplomat was shot dead on Monday in the consulate, Pakistan 6 February, 2017. ReutersAn Afghan diplomat was shot dead on Monday in the Afghan consulate in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi in what was described as a personal dispute, Pakistani officials said.The consulate’s third secretary was killed by a private guard, who had been arrested, police official Saqib Ismail told Reuters.”The guard used his automatic weapon, firing multiple bullets,” Ismail said, adding that the guard was also an Afghan national.Another police official, deputy inspector general Azad Khan, told reporters the shooting appeared to be the result of a personal dispute.Afghan ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal confirmed the shooting on his official Facebook account.”Firing inside Afg Consulate General in Karachi at around 12:30 pm today … has been carried out by an Afghan guard inside the compound resulting in fatality of one of our diplomats,” Zakhilwal wrote.”It seems to be a personal dispute related criminal act.”last_img read more