Aamir Khan’s Dangal gets fresh lease of life, crosses 6 million Hong Kong dollars in five days

first_imgIf you thought that the reign of Aamir Khan’s Dangal was over with the end of its dream run in China, you were wrong. The film released in Hong Kong on August 24, and has taken the box office by storm there, as well. In fact, the film earned more than six million Hong Kong dollars in just five days. Dangal earned HK$ 6,159,421 (Rs 5.04 crore) as of Monday.The Nitesh Tiwari-directed film has smashed existing records to become the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time. Its performance in China took everyone by surprise, and Dangal raked in more than Rs 1000 crore in the neighbouring country alone. In fact, the sports drama’s collection in China was greater than its domestic collection.Fans were disappointed when Dangal stopped just short of Rs 2000 crore worldwide. With a fresh lease of life in Hong Kong, will the film be able to reach the milestone?Dangal tells the story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, and his struggle to train his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, played by Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra respectively, to become world wrestling champions.ALSO READ: Dangal Movie ReviewALSO READ: Chinese President Xi Jinping is all praise for Aamir Khan’s DangalALSO WATCH: Decoding the success of Dangal in Chinalast_img read more

New Delhi: Dec 05, 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with

first_imgCaptions released today. To view thumbnails of these Photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL Kolkata: Foggy morning in Kolkata(B) Kolkata: Hand-rickshaw puller carries poultry(B) Jammu: AJKHA members protest(B) New Delhi: Jaitleys Pre-Budget meeting(B) Coimbatore: Jayalalithaas first death anniversary(B+A) Agra: 83rd convocation of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar University(A+B) New Delhi: A Raja at court(A) New Delhi: Kanimozhi at court(B) Jammu: 35th death anniversary of Shekh Abdullah(A) Mumbai: Heavy rains in Mumbai(B+A) Jammu: Congress workers celebrate Rahul Gandhis nomination(B) New Delhi: PM meets newly elected mayors(B) New Delhi: India Water Impact Summit 2017(A) New Delhi: UP CM contributes towards PMNRF(B) INTERNATIONAL Sanaa : Houthi Shiite fighters guard a street(B) London : British Fashion Awards 2017 in London(B) New York : 25th anniversary of Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum(B) Salt Lake City : Donald Trump spoke to local representatives(B) Bath : The future USS Michael Monsoor leaves Bath Iron Works to head out to sea for trials(B) Brussels : Prime Minister Theresa May prior to addressing a media(B) London : Britains Prince Harry attends the London Fire Brigade Carol Service(B) Rowland : A murmuration of birds fly over train tracks(B) Beijing: Canadian P M Justin Trudeau in Beijing(B) Bernbeuren: Snow in Germany(B) SPORTS Dallas : NBA basketball game(B) Bristol : FILE – Sunil Gulati, president of the United States Soccer Federation(B) New Delhi: India Vs Sri Lanka Test(B+A) Bhopal: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Bhopaladvertisement(A) New Delhi: Woman footballers meet Rajnath Singh(B) PTI PHOTO DLlast_img read more

Reeth Abrahams plea to Centre, Karna govt

first_imgBengaluru, Dec 7 (PTI) Former athlete Reeth Abraham has alleged that football activities at the Kanteerava stadium were hindering training activities of athletes and urged the Centre and Karnataka government to look into the matter.”This is an urgent appeal to Karnataka Chief Minister and the Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, to resolve the matter with fairness, allowing athletes to train in Kanteerava Stadium without hindrance,” Abraham wrote in a petition posted on change.org.”For the past three years, the stadium is being used by Bangalore Football Club (BFC), a private entity for soccer purposes,” she said.The stadium is being remodelled to suit footballers, the Arjuna awardee alleged.The athletes also have been restricted access to the stadium and barred from training on the turf, which is used to do a lot of exercises as continuous training on synthetic track increases possibilities of injury, Abraham said.”Karnataka, once an athletics powerhouse has lost its standing at the national level due to the insensitive and thoughtless decisions of the government sports officials,” she said.”Their only concern of late has been to generate funds rather than encourage athletes to perform better,” she said.Top athletes like Ashwini Nachappa, Pramila Ayappa, Kenneth Powell, Bobby George, S D Eashan, Satish Pillay as well as national coaches, in the past, had made several representations on the issue, but in vain.The stadium is hosting Indian Super League matches this year and in the past, was used for Indian League and international matches. PTI BDN BNadvertisementlast_img read more

Ex-Mets Owner Doubleday Dies

first_imgNEW YORK — Nelson Doubleday Jr., the publishing scion who bought the New York Mets and shepherded the team to a 1986 World Series title, has died. He was 81.His son-in-law, John Havens, said Doubleday died of pneumonia at his home in Locust Valley, New York, on June 17.Doubleday was the grandson of Frank Nelson Doubleday, who founded the publishing company in 1896 and a descendent of Abner Doubleday, the mythical inventor of baseball.After taking over the company from his father, Doubleday partnered with Fred Wilpon to become a majority owner of the last-place Mets in 1980.Doubleday hired General Manager Frank Cashen, who was the architect of the 1986 team that beat the Boston Red Sox in seven games.The series is most famously known for Bill Buckner’s critical error at first base. He let Mookie Wilson’s slow grounder go through his legs and the Mets capped a two-out rally in Game 6 with a 6-5 victory in the 10th inning at Shea Stadium.The Mets went on to win Game 7.“His life is to be celebrated. He was a wonderful man. He had a wonderful life,” former Mets star Keith Hernandez said of Doubleday on the team’s SNY broadcast.Doubleday & Co. bought the Mets from the family of founding owner Joan Payson for $21.1 million, with the company owning 95 percent of the team and Wilpon owning 5 percent.When Doubleday & Co. was sold in 1986, the publisher sold its shares of the team for $80.75 million to Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, who became 50-50 owners.Wilpon bought out Doubleday in 2002 in an acrimonious split. They fought over the valuation of the team.Wilpon and his family bought Doubleday’s 50 percent after the team was appraised at $391 million.Last spring, Forbes estimated the Mets were worth $858 million, third in baseball behind the New York Yankees ($1.6 billion) and the Boston Red Sox ($870 million).The Mets released a statement saying, “Nelson had a love of baseball and the Mets” and they were saddened to hear the news of his death.Ex-pitcher Ron Darling, also a Mets broadcaster, said: “It’s a big loss for Keith and I. A guy that we looked up to.”(TOM McELROY)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Jays Finish Off Yanks, 4-2

first_imgTORONTO — Marcus Stroman’s heavy sinker and Josh Donaldson’s big bat helped the Toronto Blue Jays beat a division rival for their first series victory of the season.Donaldson hit a three-run home run, Troy Tulowitzki added a solo shot and the Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 4-2 on April 14.Stroman (2-0) allowed two runs and three hits in eight innings to win his seventh consecutive decision.“My curve ball and slider were very good and so was my sinker,” Stroman said. “I thought I was locating my sinker. I felt like I was down more than in my last game and the results showed.”They sure did. Stroman recorded 17 ground ball outs against four fly ball outs. “He’s a ground ball machine,” appreciative Manager John Gibbons said.Stroman, who retired the final 11 batters he faced, improved to 5-1 with a 2.39 ERA in six career starts against the Yankees.“He didn’t give us many opportunities,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said.Roberto Osuna finished for his fourth save as the Blue Jays salvaged a split on their six-game homestand after dropping three of the first four games.Donaldson erased a 2-0 deficit with a second drive to center in the fifth. Tulowitzki snapped a 0-for-10 slump with a first-pitch blast in the sixth.Both Toronto homers came off Nathan Eovaldi (0-1), who allowed four runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. Donaldson is 3 for 10 with two home runs against Eovaldi.“I’ve just got to do a better job of locating, especially my off-speed pitches earlier in counts,” Eovaldi said.New York broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the fourth. Carlos Beltran beat out a double play to drive in the first while the second scored on Stroman’s wild pitch.Alex Rodriguez said he was frustrated the Yankees couldn’t do more after putting Stroman “on the ropes” in the fourth. “We felt like we let one get away,” he said.New York has lost 20 of its past 31 meetings with Toronto.Rodriguez went 1-for-3, dropping his average to .120. He went 1-for-15 on New York’s five-game road trip.“I felt great today at the plate,” Rodriguez said. “I thought I had good swings, I swung at strikes, had my ‘A’ swing. I didn’t like the results, but tomorrow is another day.”Donaldson’s two-out homer in the fifth gave the reigning AL MVP at least one hit in all 10 games this season.“That’s why they call him the MVP,” Gibbons said.Tulowitzki gave the Blue Jays an insurance run with his homer, the 40th time in his career he’s connected on the first pitch.(IAN HARRISON) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Embiid has 21 points, 17 Rebounds, Leads 76ers Past Kings (Pics,Vid)

first_imgPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 21 points and 17 rebounds and made some big plays on both ends of the court late in the fourth quarter, Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Sacramento Kings 123-114 on Friday night.Tobias Harris and JJ Redick each added 19 points and Ben Simmons contributed 18 for the 76ers, who won their third in a row to pull even with idle Indiana for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia holds the tiebreaker with the Pacers and is trying to maintain hold of home court in a first-round playoff series, something coach Brett Brown said he coveted before the contest. Fifth-seeded Boston is two games behind the 76ers and Pacers.Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, left, goes up for a shot against Sacramento Kings’ Marvin Bagley III during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Harrison Barnes and De’Aaron Fox had 16 points apiece for Sacramento, which lost its third in a row and seventh in the last nine to further hurt its playoff push. The Kings, who last made the postseason in 2006, entered ninth in the West, five games behind the Clippers.With Philadelphia clinging to a four-point lead with 3 minutes remaining, Embiid blocked Willie Cauley-Stein’s layup attempt. Two possessions later, Embiid rejected Barnes’ close-range try before hitting a short jumper of his own to make it 121-114 with 1:45 remaining.Philadelphia 76ers’ Jimmy Butler (23) goes up for a shot against Sacramento Kings’ Willie Cauley-Stein (00) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)The Kings were playing one night after a 126-120 loss at Boston, a game in which they had a 17-point first-half lead.Against Philadelphia, Sacramento played from behind from the outset. Philadelphia increased its 62-58 halftime advantage to as many as 13 in the third quarter on Redick’s 3 that made it 93-80 with 2:13 left in the period.The 76ers had a 10-point advantage to start the fourth, but Yogi Ferrell’s 3 capped a 9-2 Kings run to start the period that pulled Sacramento within 101-98 with 9:25 to play. But Simmons scored consecutive buckets from close range to increase the lead to seven and Sacramento never would get closer than three the rest of the way.By: Aaron Bracy, Associated PressTweetPinShare55 Shareslast_img read more

Laird: thermoelectric modules series for high temperature environments

first_imgLaird has expanded its thermoelectric module (TEM) product family to protect critical electronic devices in emerging applications found in high temperature environments. This typically occurs in outdoor environments where heat generated from surrounding electronics exceeds the temperature of sensitive electronics with maximum operating temperatures of 60~70°C. The HiTemp ET Series delivers spot cooling to ensure maximum temperature of device is not exceeded in ambient environments greater than its maximum operating temperature.The HiTemp ET Series launch includes 53 models for engineers to choose from with a wide range of heat pumping capacities, geometric form factors and various input voltages to cover the wide range of applications Laird is gaining exposure to. Laird’s enhanced TEM construction prevents copper diffusion, which commonly occurs for standard grade TEMs in higher temperature environments and prevents degradation in their performance. The HiTemp construction also does not sacrifice performance for reliability like other high temperature modules on the market. The product series maintains a high coefficient of performance to allow for maximum heat rejection into air environment even with poor heat sinking.Many sensitive devices, such as lasers and CMOS sensors, are designed into autonomous systems for collision avoidance in vehicles and drones. Digital light processors) are used in 3-D machine vision, advanced lighting systems and projectors that may also require cooling in outdoor environments where ambient temperatures exceed its maximum operating temperature condition.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous ADLINK partners with FFG for 5G- and ROS2-based factories of the futureNext MicroSys: smart control on ARM based industrial system-on-moduleslast_img read more

COMSOL releases COMSOL Multiphysics version 5.4

first_imgCOMSOL announces the latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics Version 5.4, which in addition to two new products provides performance improvements and additional modeling tools. The latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics features COMSOL Compiler, giving specialists the freedom to distribute their simulation applications through executable files, and the Composite Materials Module for layered structures analysis.COMSOL Compiler allows you to create standalone COMSOL Multiphysics applications. Compiled applications are bundled with COMSOL Runtime – no COMSOL Multiphysics or COMSOL Server license required to run. You can distribute such applications with no further license fees.By combining the Composite Materials Module with new functionality for layered shells available in the Heat Transfer Module and the AC/DC Module, users can perform multiphysics analysis such as Joule heating with thermal expansion.Multiphysics version 5.4 comes with numerous productivity improvements such as the ability to use multiple parameter sets in a model, including parametric sweeping over multiple parameter sets. Furthermore, users can now organize the Model Builder nodes into groups and assign custom coloring schemes to geometry models.Among the various performance improvements is the updated memory allocation scheme that gives several times faster computations in the Windows 7 and 10 operating systems for computers with more than 8 processor cores.The AC/DC Module features a new part library with fully parametric and ready-to-use coils and magnetic cores. The CFD Module comes with large eddy simulations (LES) and significantly updated modeling tools for multiphase flow.COMSOL Multiphysics, COMSOL Server, and COMSOL Compiler software products are supported on the following operating systems: Windows, Linux, and macOS. The Application Builder tool is supported in the Windows operating system.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Portable software agents: A ‘Goldilocks’ approach to IoT connectivityNext IBASE: network appliance based on AMD EPYClast_img read more

Renesas’s RX72M industrial network solution supports major protocols

first_imgRenesas Electronics announced the development of the RX72M Industrial Network Solution to accelerate the development of industrial slave equipment using the RX72M Group of 32-bit industrial Ethernet microcontrollers. The new RX72M solution includes an evaluation board, an operating system, middleware, and a sample software that supports approximately 70 percent of the communications protocols used in industrial network applications. This enables users to immediately launch slave equipment development, such as motor control blocks for compact industrial robots, PLC (programmable logic controller) devices, and remote I/O systems. The sample software includes: EtherCAT, PROFINET RT, Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, and OPC UA, as industrial Ethernet software, and PROFIBUS DP, Modbus, RTU/ASCII, CAN open, and DeviceNet, as Field Bus communication software.Renesas has confirmed conformance testing for the three major protocols – EtherCAT, PROFINET RT, and Ethernet/IP – which represents the global industrial Ethernet market. This allows developers to reduce the overall development time – including development, evaluation, and verification steps – by as much as six months, accelerating their time to market.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Pixus releases new configurations of OpenVPX development systemsNext IBASE: Mini-ITX motherboard powered by AMD Ryzen 3000 serieslast_img read more

Pixus: RiCool chassis platform features 9-slot or 16-slot OpenVPX 6U backplanes

first_img Continue Reading Previous Wind River’s Helix Virtualization Platform conformant to latest FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.0Next MicroSys: Embedded Edge computing with NPX LS1028A CPU & IEEE TSN Pixus Technologies has announced a new RiCool chassis configurations for 9-slot and 16-slot OpenVPX backplanes in the 6U height.  The RiCool OpenVPX chassis platform line from Pixus provides powerful and reliable cooling for high-CFM requirements. The front-to-rear cooled 9U tall enclosure pulls air from an intake area below the card cage and blows the heat ninety degrees out the rear. The dual fans are hot swappable and provide up to 191 CFM each of cooling. In a full 16-slot OpenVPX system (at 1.0” pitch), this translates to 125W/slot.  When the height of the chassis is increased by 1U, it can cool up to 250W/slot or 4000 watts.    The 9-slot backplane features a BKP6-CEN09-11.2.13 profile per VITA 65.  It is designed for PCIe Gen3 (8 Gbaud/s) speeds, but higher speed options are available upon request.  The 16-slot 6U backplanes are available in multiple routing configurations.  Pixus offers standard modular power supplies for VPX voltages.  Pluggable VITA 62 or other AC or DC power supply options are also available.Pixus offers OpenVPX backplanes, chassis platforms, and specialty products.  The company also provides enclosure solutions in MicroTCA, cPCI Serial, AdvancedTCA, as well as instrumentation case formats. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018: India open campaign against hosts England

first_imgIndia will face hosts England in their opening match of the Women’s Hockey World Cup on Saturday.They are paced in Group B and will face world number 16 Ireland on July 26 followed by world number 7 USA on July 29.”The pressure will be on England and not on us,” asserted Indian team skipper Rani on the eve of the match.”Yes they will have the home ground advantage but we are not new to playing in front of big crowds. We have done well against England before and we will carry the confidence of doing well in our recent tournaments including the CWG where we had tasted victory against England in the Group Stage in Gold Coast,” added Rani.India’s previous appearance at the FIH World Cup was in 2010 when the event was held in Argentina. Rani then was the cynosure of India’s ninth-place performance as she had scored seven goals for the team during the course of the tournament.Deep Grace Ekka, defender of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team, talks about the teams reliance on their experienced players and also reveals her biggest inspiration ahead of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018 which starts from 21st July 2018.#IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/GS2HoYdh5CHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) July 20, 2018While there will be a lot riding on Rani during this edition too, she has a unit that has dished out confidence-inspiring performance over the past two years where India even climbed to a career-best ranking of world number 10.”The team, especially the forward-line does not depend on Rani alone anymore to score goals. We have young strikers including the experience of Vandana Katariya with 200 plus international caps who have scored on multiple occasions for the team.advertisement”I like to look at the positives we have and having a drag-flicker like Gurjit Kaur who is one of the best in the world is also an advantage we have,” stated chief coach Sjoerd Marijne.After having arrived in London a week prior to the start of the tournament, the Indian team has had good training sessions at the event venue Lee Valley Hockey and tennis stadium, including two practice matches against Australia and Belgium.”We have had good match practice against two of the top teams in the World. The team is upbeat and excited ahead of the first match and right now, our only focus is to do well against England.”We have played USA and Ireland too in the past and have specific game plan against them. But for now, our focus is on the first match,” signed off Rani.(With PTI Inputs)last_img read more

USD 3.9B buyout of Tribune by Sinclair ends in acrimony

first_imgNew York, Aug 9 (AP) The USD 3.9 billion buyout of Tribune Media by Sinclair collapsed Thursday, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News.Tribune Media Co. said Thursday that it is suing Sinclair for breach of contract and at least USD 1 billion in damages, according to its complaint .Sinclair used “unnecessarily aggressive and protracted negotiations” with the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission over regulatory requirements, the Chicago company said, and it refused to sell the stations it needed to in order to gain regulatory approval.Sinclair Broadcast Group wanted the Chicago company’s 42 TV stations and had initially agreed to dump almost two dozen of its own to score approval by the FCC.The media company, which has enjoyed the support of President Donald Trump, appeared to be cruising toward approval by U.S. regulators.Last month, however, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that he had “serious concerns” about the deal, saying that Sinclair might still be able to operate the stations “in practice, even if not in name.” That drew a rebuke from Trump.”So sad and unfair that the FCC wouldn’t approve the Sinclair Broadcast merger with Tribune,” Trump tweeted. He said that allowing Sinclair to expand its reach would have led to a “much needed conservative voice by and for the people.” Sinclair operates 192 stations, runs 611 channels and operates in 89 U.S. markets. It would have been able to expand rapidly into numerous new markets with the Tribune acquisition.advertisementSinclair has become a significant outlet for conservative views.It was admonished by media watchdogs in April after Deadspin, a sports news site, pieced together clips of dozens of TV anchors for Sinclair reading from the same script, which warned viewers about “biased and false news” from other media outlets.Sinclair has defended the decision to have its anchors read from the same script across the country as a way to distinguish its news shows from unreliable stories on social media.The Maryland company said Thursday in a prepared statement that the Tribune lawsuit is “entirely without merit.” “We unequivocally stand by our position that we did not mislead the FCC with respect to the transaction or act in any way other than with complete candor and transparency,” said CEO Chris Ripley.Free media advocacy groups cheered the demise of the deal.Public Knowledge, an advocacy group that has been critical of the FCC under Pai, has been against a tie up between Sinclair and Tribune from the start.”While what has apparently killed this deal was Sinclair’s pattern of deception at the FCC a fact that should affect its future dealings at the Commission the deal was bad on its own merits, and this latest development is good for consumers,” said Phillip Berenbroick, senior policy counsel at the organization. “Broadcasters are supposed to serve their local communities. This deal would have contributed to the trend where ‘local’ news and ‘local’ programming is created or scripted out of town.” (AP) PMSPMSlast_img read more

Asian Games 2018: PV Sindhu hopes to go all the way in gold medal match

first_imgPV Sindhu secured her place in the final of the women’s singles badminton event after beating Japanese world no 2 Akane Yamaguchi 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on Monday.Awaiting for he in the final will be Taiwan’s Tai Tzu Ying, who beat India’s Saina Nehwal 21-17, 21-14 in her semi-final match.Tai Tzu has proved to be a nemesis for Sindhu in the past and the summit clash will be their 13th international encounter.Sindhu trails 9-3 in head-to-head against Tai Tzu, but this time the Indian shuttler has a plan.READ – PV Sindhu to battle for badminton gold vs world No.1 Tai Tzu”I have a strategy in place for her. It should be a good match,” said world no 3 Sindhu, who has not beaten Tzu Ying in their last five meetings.The pressure will be on Sindhu as it is another big final. The Rio Olympics runner-up has often been criticized for not landing the final punch, having lost a few major finals, including two straight World Championships summit clashes.It was only at the 2016 Rio Olympics where Sindhu last got the better of Tzu Ying.#PVSindhu enters the FINALS of #AsianGames2018India has never won a Gold or Silver medal at an #AsianGames ever in any event, it’s always been a Bronze! @Pvsindhu1 is here to challenge everything!She beat Akane Yamaguchi 21-17, 15-21, 21-10 to enter the finals #Proud pic.twitter.com/9v1COB1vQvOGQ (@OGQ_India) August 27, 2018Here, Sindhu overcame a shaky start earlier in the competition to make the final. She was stretched to three games in the opener by Vietnam’s Vu Thi Trang.advertisementThe 23-year-old Sindhu said she never doubted herself despite a wobbly beginning.READ – Saina Nehwal settles for bronze after losing semi-final”I never thought negative for a moment. I was always thinking about improving with each match. It is a big competition and there are no easy matches. Hope to go all the way tomorrow,” she said.Sindhu said it was unfortunate that it could not be an all Indian final with Saina losing to Tzu Ying.”She lost but she played well. I could not see the entire match but she played well in the second set. I was hoping to meet her in the final,” she said.In the semifinal against Yamaguchi, it seemed Sindhu had it easy in the third and decisive game.”There was a big lead but no point was easy. The scoreline doesn’t suggest that but I had to fight hard for every point,” Sindhu said.”There were long rallies. She did not give up despite trailing. She was also a bit lucky with the net chords. At one point, I was like this is happening a lot but you can’t do much about these things.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: August 28, 2018 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withCaptions released today. To view thumbnails of thesePhotographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.comNATINONALNew Delhi: MoU between MoWR and Chief Ministers of six states(B)New Delhi: Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon meets PM Modi (B)Jammu: Passing out parade in Jammu(B)New Delhi: BJP Chief Ministers Council meeting(B+A)Guwahati: Petrol prices soar(B)New Delhi: Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon meetsRajnath Singh(B)New Delhi: Haryana Governor Satyadev NarayanArya meets PM Modi(B)Chengannur: Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Kerala (B)New Delhi: J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik meets Rajnath Singh(B)New Delhi: Google for India event(B)Moradabad: Flood in Moradabad(B)Kolkata: Oil prices high(B)INTERNATIONALJacksonville: Philip Levine talks to members of the media (B)Chemnitz: Protest in Chemnitz(B)Washington: President Donald Trump speaks duringa dinner for evangelical leaders(B+A)Hanoi: Sushma Swaraj in Hanoi(A+B)Paris:File photo of environmental activist Nicolas Hulot (A)Sacaba: 117-year-old Julia Flores Colque(A)Beijing: Leela Samson teaches dance skills to Chinesestudents(B)SPORTSNew York: U.S. Open tennis tournament(B+A)Manchester: English Premier League soccer match(A)Chicago: Baseball game(A)Jakarta: 18th Asian Games in Indonesia(B+A)PTI PHOTO HS DLDLlast_img read more

IOC creates refugee team for Tokyo 2020

first_imgBuenos Aires, Oct 10 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced there will be a Olympic team made up of refugees at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, as happened in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.”Last time (in the 2016 Rio Olympics) we were under very high time pressure. Now we have two years. We have already taken precaution… and we have a pool of athletes in place. Already now we’re supporting 51 or 52 refugee athletes who we have identified. This pool can still grow in the run-up to Tokyo 2020,” IOC president Thomas Bach of Germany said at the close of the 133rd IOC Session, which ended on Tuesday in Buenos Aires, Efe news reported.The IOC said in a statement that with the creation of this refugee team, the committee seeks to convey a message of solidarity and hope to millions of refugee and internally displaced athletes around the world.”In an ideal world, we would not need to have a Refugee Team at the Olympic Games. But, unfortunately, the reasons why we first created a Refugee Olympic Team before the Olympic Games Rio 2016 continue to persist,” Bach said, adding: “We will do our utmost to welcome refugee athletes and give them a home and a flag in the Olympic Village in Tokyo with all the Olympic athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees.”In the 2016 Rio Olympics, the team comprised ten refugee athletes from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The 32nd Summer Olympic Games will take place from July 24 to August 9 in Tokyo.Tokyo will hold this international sports event for the second time after the 1964 Olympic Games.–IANSpgh/advertisementlast_img read more

Kohli wants World Cup-bound India pacers to skip IPL, Rohit begs to differ: Reports

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli reportedly wants the fast bowlers, who will be featuring in the ICC World Cup in England next year, to be rested from the Indian Premier League 2019.Kohli mooted the idea at a recent meeting with the Committee of Administrators but the COA is unlikely to go ahead with it.During a recent meeting of the COA in Hyderabad, Kohli suggested resting pacers, especially Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, from the entire IPL to keep them fresh for the World Cup.However, the India captain didn’t find too many backers for his proposal as Board officials said franchises are unlikely to agree.”The IPL is starting on March 29 and will finish on May 19. In any case, there will be a 15-day gap before India play their first World Cup game against South Africa on June 5. So there is no chance that pacers can be rested for the entire duration of the IPL,” a senior official, who was present in the meeting, told PTI on Thursday.In fact, limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who was present in the meeting, also had a different take.”When Kohli mooted the idea, CoA chief Vinod Rai asked Rohit about his take. Rohit apparently said, ‘If Mumbai Indians reach Play Offs or finals and if Bumrah happens to be fit, then I cannot afford to rest him’,” the official said.Another official, who was present in the meeting, said it was “weird” that the Indian skipper was asking for all the key pacers to be rested from the IPL.advertisement”It has been a convention for the past few years that IPL trainers and physios work with the Indian team’s support staff on workload management. That will be followed next year as well and in any case, fast bowlers don’t play all the games” the official said.”The question is more about Bhuvi and Bumrah as Shami, Umesh and Khaleel are not automatic choices for their franchises and may not play all IPL games (minimum 14).The official said a counter-view was raised at the same meeting.”Virat wants his two premier fast bowlers to be rested for the IPL but it could well be counter-productive as they will be out of match practice for two months before the World Cup,” he further said.When one of the franchises interested in picking Khaleel from the auction was posed this question, he said: “If our franchise happens to pick Khaleel (if he is back in auction pool), we would like to avail his optimum services as a current India player. Workload can always be monitored.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

ISL match between Bengaluru FC and Delhi Dynamos could be postponed: Official

first_imgBengaluru, Nov 25 (PTI) Monday’s ISL match between Bengaluru FC and Delhi Dynamos at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium could be postponed due to the demise of Kannada actor-turned-politician Ambareesh. “We will keep you posted if there are any changes in the schedule. The venue will be the same. The match could be postponed to a later date,” a BFC official told PTI here. The actor died late Saturday evening at a city hospital. Delhi Dynamos will now practice at the Padukone-Dravid Centre of Sports Excellence as the body has been kept at the stadium for people to pay their last respects, the official said. Bengaluru are second on the points-table with 16 points from six games, behind FC Goa, who also have as many points after playing eight games. While Delhi are yet to win a game in eight attempts. The pre-match press conferences have also been cancelled. Karnataka government has declared a three-day state mourning. PTI BDN APAAHlast_img read more

Rohan Bopanna partners with Sports School

first_imgBengaluru, Dec 19 (PTI) India’s leading doubles player Rohan Bopanna on Wednesday partnered with The Sports School, which will offer programmes in different sports including tennis, football and cricket along with regular schooling. Spread over a sprawling 19 acres campus, the school will be operational from the 2019-2020 academic session. Key infrastructure at the school will include ITF-approved seven tennis courts, FIBA standard two basketball courts and 65 yards cricket grounds with six practice net cages. “I am delighted to be an integral part of The Sports School, which aims to create next-gen professional sportspersons. The Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy would offer tennis coaching exclusively through the school,” said Bopanna. “At RBTA, we have always been committed to delivering the finest and most comprehensive tennis development programme for future champions. With the school we aim to create Olympians and Grand Slam champions,” he said. The Jain Group of Institutions will serve as the education partner, and the entire schooling and management programmes, will be offered under Jain University, JGI Chairman Chenraj Jain said. The school will follow CBSE syllabus programme, with PU courses following the Karnataka State Board, he said. Jain University Sports Director U V Shankar said the school is in talks with various sports personalities including Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa for partnerships. As much as Rs 100 crore have been spent on setting up the school and another Rs 75 crore will be raised to create additional infrastructure, Jain said. PTI BDN AT ATKATKlast_img read more

Virat Kohli chachu, autograph please! India skipper obliges and video goes viral

first_imgVirat Kohli is arguably the most popular cricketer going around. Be it the superhuman consistency or the theatrics he displays on the field or the way he leads his life off it, the India captain is one of the most followed cricketers.Despite all the stardom, Virat Kohli never misses an opportunity to appreciate the support he receives from his fans.In a recent video that has gone viral on social media, Kohli can be seen obliging to kids’ request for autographs as he makes his way to the team bus in Melbourne. A kid Down Under, shouted “Kohli Chachu (uncle)” and grabbed his attention.Kohli walked towards a section of Indian fans and signed autographs for his young fans. The world number one Test batsman even accepted a Christmas gift from the young fan and wished them on the Christmas Day.Despite being branded as a villain by a section of the Australian media, Kohli remains to be a hero for several cricket fans, let alone the young ones from his country. This is not the first time Kohli has obliged to fans’ requests. The India captain makes it a point to sign autographs and pose for selfies with his fans.Kohli was seen taking selfies with Indian fans and signing autographs for them before the start of the first T20I between India and Australia in Brisbane last month. During India’s tour of England earlier this year, the 30-year-old cricketer made it a point to oblige to a woman’s request for autographs after several of his Indian teammates ignored her.advertisementMeanwhile, Kohli was handed a reprieve by Australia captain Tim Paine on Day 1 of the ongoing Boxing Day Test between the two teams. The India skipper was batting on 47 when he edged one off Mitchell Starc. However, Paine failed to convert a difficult chance after which Kohli remained unbeaten at stumps on 47.India made 215 for the loss of two wickets on Day 1 of the much-anticipated Test on a docile wicket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After Mayank Agarwal’s brilliant half-century on Test debut, Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara combined to add an unbeaten 92 to the team’s total.Also Read | 3rd Test: Australia regret dropping Virat Kohli on ‘tough’ 1st dayAlso Read | If Kohli doesn’t score a 100 on this pitch, he should retire: Flat MCG fails to impressAlso See:last_img read more