Stephen Constantine was good but next coach should make us better: Subhasish Bose

first_img Next Abreshmina S Quadri New DelhiFebruary 5, 2019UPDATED: February 5, 2019 18:00 IST Subhasish Bose said the Indian team was eager to create history at the AFC Asian Cup but “unfortunately it couldn’t happen”. (@subhasis17 Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSubhasish Bose said that Constatine did a good job for India but new coach should take the team to the next levelSubhasish conceded that India got too defensive against Bahrain in the Asian Cup and ending up losing the matchSubhasish said that India have to learn to control the ball more and cannot keep playing “long balls all the time”India came within steps of entering the last 16 of the Asian Cup for the very first time in history but fell agonisingly short against Bahrain in their final Group A match in Sharjah. When India had finished runners-up at Asian Cup in 1964, there was no round robin format and henceforth, the national team was looking to create history. Alas! It wasn’t to happen.India played attractive football against Thailand (4-1 victory) and hosts UAE (2-0 loss) but against Bahrain, needing a win or a draw to go through, they got defensive against Bahrain’s incessant attack and slumped to a loss that knocked them out of the competition.It was Stephen Constantine’s last tournament with the Indian national football team. His second stint in India started back in 2015 when India were as low as 170 in the FIFA rankings. From there to 97 according to the current rankings, Constantine got the team a long way up. He had his own shortcomings though – he primarily had one strategy for the Indian football team and that was long balls. Like Indian defender Subhasish said, “I feel we need to keep the ball a lot more, we can’t be playing long balls all the time.”For all his success, Constantine himself bid goodbye to the national team and now the wait for the next coach starts. Will he bring the same kind of football for Team India or will his approach be completely different. A lot of questions and the answers will have to wait.advertisementMeanwhile, IndiaToday.in caught up with Subhasish to talk about the Asian Cup loss, Constantine, ISL, I-League and more. Excerpts:Abreshmina S Quadri: Take us through the whole experience of AFC Asian Cup in UAE.Subhasish Bose: We had prepared well before the Asian Cup by playing China and Jordan. Asian Cup was a whole different experience, I played the biggest tournament of my life. We won 4-1 against Thailand, it was a great win and we played well as a team. Second match, we lost 2-0 against UAE but We had 4-5 clear chances in the first half, may be because of that we got relaxed in the second hald and conceded goals but we performed very well in that match. Bahrain, we needed a draw to reach top 16, we played for a win but the game situation was such that we got defensive and then right at the end, we gave a penalty and lost and couldn’t qualify. But we were a young team and it was a good experience for the future and we will do in the future.Abreshmina: What happened in the game against Bahrain? Did being defensive cost the team?Subhasish: We played attacking football against Thailand and UAE and we played well. Against Bahrain, we were not told to play defensive but like I said, the game situation turned as such that we had to play defensive. Every time we would win the ball, they were closing down well. That is why we could not keep the ball well and create chances up front. Because we were so defensive, we ended up giving a penalty and conceded the goal.Abreshmina: What did Stephen Constantine tell the team at half time during the Asian Cup 2019 match vs Bahrain?Subhasish: We are told a few practicalities during the half time and everyone stays motivated when it is about playing for the country. That is what we were told – that ‘it is the biggest tournament of our lives and we have to do well’. We all gave our effort to create history and reach top 16 but unfortunately it couldn’t happen.Abreshmina: With Constantine now gone, what are you expectations from the new coach?Subhasish: Constantine was a good coach and whatever he did for our country, taking us up the rankings, he did a good job. But whoever comes now should get newer things and make us better. He should be able to guide us better and take the national team to a newer level, that is what we want and expect. We will also give our best to get better.Abreshmina: What do you feel about India’s long-ball strategy that Constantine used extensively?Subhasish: Our strength is counter-attacking right now. We take a few touches and then try to go direct up front at a quick pace because we have super fast wingers in Udanta [Singh] and Hali [Halicharan Narzary], our game style is like that. Now that the new coach will come and whatever game style he sets for us, we will do. Physically, we are getting better and better but we need to keep ball possession better. Since we attack up front, if we can’t keep the ball, we will have to defend a lot more and that puts a lot of pressure. We have to keep that in mind and whichever coach comes, hopefully he will take us to another level.advertisementIn ISL, there are a lot of Spanish coaches but like in Mumbai [City FC] we play high pressing game and then close down well at the back. Similarly we should do in the national team. According to the opponent and coach, strategies are decided. For example, in the Thailand match we did very well with high pressing and keeping the ball. I feel we need to keep the ball a lot more, we can’t be playing long balls all the time. Like that we won’t even be able to show good football and we won’t even be able to create solid chances for the team. However ever we keep the ball, we will be able to get opportunities.Abreshmina: How do you feel your Asian Cup experience would help Mumbai City FC in the ISL.Subhasish: Asian Cup, we played excellent opponents and so playing against them, we gained a lot of experience. That increased by confidence which I can bring to the ISL and I can perform better and help the team [Mumbai City FC].Abreshmina: People say that the intensity of ISL matches is quite low. Your thoughts?Subhasish: We get less time for recovery, we have quick matches. In the ISL, we try to perform well but sometimes we have to slow the game according to strategy. 90 minutes if we play fast, we can concede a goal also. We were talking about national team, 90 minutes if we play counter attack and do not keep the ball, it will put us under pressure and there will be chances of conceding. This is why we slow down the game and all. May be it looks like that but I don’t think it’s that slow.Abreshmina: What do you have to say about the talks of merger and a single top-division league in India?Subhasish: I can’t say much about the merger, that the officials can talk about. I don’t have much idea. But if there will be one league, there will be more teams and more competition and there will be better development of Indian football. We will get to play more matches also which will help us a lot.Abreshmina: How important are small clubs like Minerva Punjab, Aizawl FC and Real Kashmir FC (I-League clubs) for Indian football?Subhasish: These clubs are coming up and showing up well. Young players also get a chance because of these clubs and with that Minerva became champions, Aizawl too. Competition also increases for clubs like Mohun Bagan and East Bengal and it is good for Indian football and for young careers. Like I started my career at Sporting Club de Goa. As a young player, you don’t get much chance in clubs like Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, it is clubs like Sporting, Minerva and Aizawl that give chances to youngsters. These clubs should stay and come up more, only then Indian football will develop.advertisementAlso Read | Indian football needs actively involved Chhetri even after retirement, says Luis GarciaAlso Read | Asian Cup group stage elimination a setback, says Jeje LalpekhluaFor 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 Tags :Follow Subhasish BoseFollow AFC Asian CupFollow Asian Cup 2019Follow Indian footballFollow Stephen ConstantineFollow Mumbai City FCFollow ISL 2018-19 Stephen Constantine was good but next coach should make us better: Subhasish BoseIndian defender Subhasish Bose, in an exclusive conversation with IndiaToday.in, talked about his AFC Asian Cup experience, Stephen Constantine, Mumbai City FC and more.advertisementlast_img read more

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National Defence lowballing cost of used Aussie fighters budget officer

first_imgThe Canadian Press OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer is poking holes in the Defence Department’s cost estimates for buying and operating second-hand fighter jets from Australia, saying its own figures put the cost 22 per cent higher than reported.Budget watchdog Yves Giroux says the federal government will pay nearly $1.1 billion to buy, upgrade and fly the 18 aircraft alongside Canada’s existing CF-18s over the next decade.Giroux says that’s $200 million more than the Defence Department’s own estimate because he believes it will cost more to extend the lives of the 30-year-old Australian planes than officials have said.Giroux’s study comes less than two weeks after the Royal Canadian Air Force officially received the first of two Australian planes at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake in Alberta.The Trudeau government is buying the 18 Australian planes and up to seven spares to bolster Canada’s aging CF-18s until the entire fleet can be replaced with brand-new jets in the coming decade.The purchase is going ahead despite the federal auditor general last fall saying the air force did not have enough pilots and mechanics to operate the 76 CF-18s it has now.last_img read more

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Startup sets up 5year deadline to fund 3 lakh erickshaws in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: RevFin, a digital lending start-up firm that started from March 2018, has set up a target of financing three lakh e-rickshaws in Bengal in the next five years.The company is ready to pump in Rs 3,000 crore in the state. An e-rickshaw is priced around Rs 1.5 lakh and the firm will provide Rs 1 lakh for a single e-rickshaw, which is 75 percent of the total price. “We started lending in October 23 last year and so far we have financed over 150 e-rickshaws across the country. We started financing in Bengal from February 16. We have offered a loan to 30 such vehicles in the state,” said RevFin founder and CEO Sameer Agaarwal. Apart from Bengal, the company provides funds to people who aspire to buy e-rickshaws in Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The company has tied up with seven manufacturers of e-vehicles across the country through which it is getting in touch with the customers. In Bengal, it has tied up with one such manufacturer based in North 24-Parganas and is exploring two similar partnerships in Kolkata. Revfin has recently started financing for e-two-wheelers as well. The Union government has come up with a policy called FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles) and has set a target of electrifying all public transport and public commercial vehicle by 2030. “However, availability of financing organisations is very limited in India. The public sector banks are financing for e-rickshaws in a very limited manner and the presence of private banks are confined mainly to tier III and tier IV towns. Moreover, the time frame for financing by a public sector bank takes around two months. Our app-based process takes only two days for processing a loan.” RevFin recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Kharagpur for the development of a psychometric assessment in the loan underwriting process. The purpose of the project is to provide the fintech industry with the contemporary method of underwriting a loan application by using holistic human behavior as it will complement the traditional way of looking at credit history. The innovation will calculate the borrower’s intention to repay a loan by measuring their mental capabilities and behavioral style through psychometrics.last_img read more

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Moroccan Man in Jellaba Dances to the Rhythm of Michael Jackson

Casablanca – Young Moroccan man takes to the streets of Casablanca with a special hidden talent that unexpectedly scared some and made others laugh.The Moroccan performer dressed in Jellaba underwent a rigorous makeup transformation to age his face and appear like an elder calmly walking the streets of the city.Passersby near him were pranked when he suddenly burst into dance moves straight from a Michael Jackson routine to the surprise, screams, and laughter of the many adults and children at the city’s park. The last thing locals in Casablanca were expecting that evening was to come across a typical-looking Moroccan “grandpa” who could pop and move to the beats of a trained dancer. read more

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Kosovo UN mission sets up emergency fund for victims of last weeks

The Earthquake Emergency Fund (EEF), established by UNMIK chief Michael Steiner earlier this week, received its first deposit from the Mission today and is set to be operational by Monday.The EEF will be used mainly for in-kind assistance to individuals and families, with funds targeting the most vulnerable cases, UNMIK said. In exceptional circumstances, families in extreme situations may be eligible for cash assistance of up to €20. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and donor agencies will provide additional support for the relief effort.EEF money will be allocated to municipalities based on the findings of the technical experts in the Municipal Crisis Committees, which are composed of international and local technicians and engineers in cooperation with UNMIK officials and engineering teams. The Committees have been established to assess the extent and level of damage and to categorize affected buildings and families according to established criteria.In order to ensure an equitable evaluation of and response to the needs of the 16 affected minority villages, UNMIK has tasked four teams of international and local engineers to carry out damage assessment.Mr. Steiner, meanwhile, has also contacted representatives of the Government of Japan to seek its assistance in informing the public about earthquakes by sending seismological experts to Kosovo. read more

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Coach Urban Meyer believes Torrance Gibson will return next semester

Torrance Gibson checking into the team hotel before 2016 fall camp. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Lantern PhotographerOhio State handed down a semester-long suspension to redshirt freshman wide receiver Torrance Gibson on Monday.OSU coach Urban Meyer told the media the athletic department had no control over the decision, and he and the staff “disagree” with the decision.During the weekly Big Ten coaches’ teleconference, Meyer offered clarity into Gibson’s future at OSU.“I believe that’s the plan (for him to return),” Meyer said. “This all just happened in the last week, so we’re still dealing with it.”Gibson came into OSU ranked as the No. 6 athlete in the class of 2015. He has now missed his first two seasons at OSU due to injury and a suspension. The Buckeyes only have six graduating seniors currently on scholarship, and as it stands, the 2017 recruiting class for OSU has 18 commitments, not including freshman punter Drue Chrisman, who is currently paying his own way.If Chrisman were to go on scholarship, that would put OSU 13 scholarships over the NCAA’s 85 football-scholarship limit in 2017, meaning a combination of 13 Buckeyes currently on scholarship or incoming freshmen will not be on scholarship next season.And one can bet that OSU will continue to pursue several recruits before national signing day in February.If Gibson were to transfer, a scholarship would open up for OSU to use next season.However, OSU invested many hours in the recruitment of Gibson. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound, wide receiver proved to create matchup problems for opposing cornerbacks, as evident by his spring game performance.Meyer said he has communicated with Gibson since his suspension. The Buckeyes has had “zero indication” that Gibson will leave the program indefinitely. Meyer believes he will return for spring semester.“His focus is to be the best Buckeye he can possibly be,” Meyer said. read more

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Coal mine could be built next to one of Northumberlands most beautiful beaches

Banks Mining applied for permission to mine three million tons of coal, sandstone and fireclay from an 800 acres site in 2015, but after protests and a government inquiry it was shelved in March. But earlier this month the High Court overturned the decision, which will now be referred back to Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire.  Banks claims its proposal will add 100 jobs and bring £87 million to the local economy, but locals say it will damage health and spoil a local beauty spot which is surrounded by nature reserves… An opencast coal mine could be built next to one of Northumerbland’s most beautiful beaches after The Court of Appeal overturned Savid Javid’s decision to block the scheme.  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. read more

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Eurozone fears drifting our way

first_imgAs Christmas cheer descends and world markets quieten for the holiday period, concerns over the unresolved eurozone debt crisis continue, but what are its affects on our financial well-being? With fall-out from the eurozone crisis having seeped into many corners of the global economy in 2011, to what degree Australia has been and could be affected further, is ‘the $64,000 question’. The ripples created by Europe’s economic instability are lapping at our shores, and nowhere more so than in the investment market, says Michael Karagianis of MLC Investment Management. “The most obvious example of this, is the deterioration of equity markets since April, in particular, the flow of money going into cash and high-grade bond markets,” says the Sydney-based strategist. With 15 per cent having been knocked off Australia’s ASX 200 share index in 2011, Karagianis says the movement into cash, (‘capitulation’ as its known in the industry), has been one of the main indicators of investors’ concerns. “This is part of a world-wide move to reduce equity exposure. People have reached a certain pain threshold, and they don’t want to experience any more. The problem is, you’re not going to generate enough returns by being in cash long-term in Australia, particularly with interest rates being cut. “Some investors are moving into property, but I think that’s a dangerous move, because property in Australia is a very precarious ‘asset class’, and it could be one of the worst performing over the next few years.” On Super funds, Karagianis says that with the Super fund industry moving to minimise its exposure to risk, defending itself against any further deepening of the euro crisis, “there’s no risk in terms of funds failing”. “The obvious effect of this is the disappointing investment returns that investors continue to get. Increasingly investors are moving into a stage of their life-cycle where they need to draw down on capital or use income from their superannuation, and that becomes more and more problematic.” Karagianis believes there may well be light at the end of tunnel for investors, depending on the eurozone’s ability to remedy the debt crisis. “Things could get markedly worse of markedly better,” he says. “We could see a sequence of policy responses that actually see investment markets significantly improve in 2012, but equally we could see things continue to unravel.” Karagianis emphasises that it is the European banking sector which continues to face the greatest risk of exposure if the crisis deepens. “European banks have been told to raise capital as they’re under capitalised. If Greece was to default and Italy gets into trouble, some of the banks in Europe would become insolvent. “In the GFC, we saw the Australia banking system was unaffected by that crisis, and the system is still in a pretty good situation, as long as the property market doesn’t fall over.” Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (BAB)’s recent acquisition of Bank of Cyprus Australia (BOCA) for $130m, a move that was actively sought by BOCA, is another indicator of the local impact of the euro crisis. In a statement last week BOCA said that “challenging economic conditions in Europe” meant that the bank was unable to “take advantage of growth opportunities sought in the Australian market.” The acquisition by BAB will now allow for such growth, says Australia’s only Hellenic Bank. Following the acquisition, BOCA which is described as having a conservative risk profile with 99 per cent of its loan book secured against property, will operate as a stand-alone subsidiary of BAB. The acquisition is a win-win deal for BOCA and its parent company. The sale of BOCA is in line with plans by the Nicosia-based Bank of Cyprus Group to strengthen its capital position and its liquid funds. Cyprus’ largest lender needs to raise 1.56 billion euros to meet capital rules set by the European Banking Authority in the wake of eurozone instability. The regulator has ordered European banks to reach a 9 per cent target for core capital after marking their holding of sovereign debt to market prices. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Poll reveals majority of FYROMs population will vote yes

first_imgAccording to the official opinion poll carried out by the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, most citizens are in favour of the country’s name chancing to North Macedonia.More specifically over 41.5 per cent of FYROM’s population is reportedly going to vote ‘yes’ in the 30 September referendum as opposed to a 35.1 per cent that is against the deal.The name change will see Greece’s neighbour enter NATO and the European Union.Support for the deal was shown to be stronger among the country’s ethnic Albanian minority, Kathimerini reported., with 88 per cent in favour.The Slav-Macedonian community that was represented in the poll opposes to such a name change.Over 66 per cent of the population said they will be voting in September and that they consider the referendum crucial for their country’s future in the wider Balkan region.The question FYROM citizens will be called to answer with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ is: “Are you in favor of EU and NATO membership by accepting the agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece?” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Worlds largest radio telescope goes online in China

first_imgYou’ve probably seen photos of the massive Arecibo radio telescope in the past, but it’s no longer the biggest. A new one called the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST for short). The acronym is a little sloppy, but it’s the most advanced and carefully tuned radio telescope in the world. Not only does it have the greatest total surface area, it can change its shape to track objects in the sky with high precision.As the name implies, FAST has a 500-meter diameter dish. The total surface area is roughly equal to 30 soccer fields, about 2000,000 square meters. The Arecibo dish is only 305 meters across, although its effective collection area is a little larger than FAST at 73,000 square meters. FAST has an effective collection area of 70,000 meters. The difference in area utilization has to do with the way FAST has been designed to track objects.All radio telescopes, be they arrays of smaller dishes or large single dishes like Arecibo and FAST, reflect radio waves from the cosmos into a central detector. However, this can cause some distortion as objects move across the sky due to the Earth’s rotation. FAST has an active surface reflector equipped with 2,225 actuators that can deform a 300-meter section of the dish, essentially warping the parabolic shape to track objects across the sky. The detector suspended over the dish also moves along with the parabolic shape.Construction of FAST was begun in 2011. The Chinese government relocated almost 10,000 people from the remote mountainous region in southwestern China to ensure the area would be free from radio interference. The radio telescope was able to successfully observe a pulsar at a distance of 1,351 light years in a test last month. Now that it’s fully operational, FAST will be used to study dark matter, gravitational waves, pulsars, and fast radio bursts. The designers expect it to be the largest and most advanced radio telescope in the world for at least 10-20 years.last_img read more

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Security video shows man trying to rob credit union in Hazel Dell

first_imgDetectives with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office are hoping someone will recognize security images of a man who allegedly tried to rob the Columbia Credit Union branch at 808 N.E. 98th Circle in Hazel Dell on Thursday afternoon.The man walked into the building about 5:15 p.m., handed a note to a teller and said he wanted all the money, according to a sheriff’s bulletin.Then, having displayed no weapon or implied he had one, he apparently changed his mind, grabbed the note and fled empty handed.Several sheriff’s deputies rushed to the area. A tracking dog sniffed out a trail that stopped suddenly, indicating the robber jumped into a vehicle nearby.A witness confirmed that theory, saying someone ran through some bushes and jumped into a car.The would-be robber is described as white, dark-haired, in his 20s and 5 feet 11 inches tall. He wore a black hat, a camouflage jacket and had a back pack.Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call 911 and ask to speak with Deputy Trenda.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.last_img read more

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Hilcorp Buys Up Tracts In Cook Inlet Oil And Gas Lease Sale

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the second year in a row, Hilcorp was the sole bidder in the annual Cook Inlet oil and gas lease sale. Hilcorp also bought tracts near BlueCrest Energy’s Cosmopolitan site in Anchor Point. The Cosmopolitan site holds both oil and gas potential, but BlueCrest has focused on developing the oil resource first. Preliminary results from the Division of Oil and Gas show that Hilcorp spent about $298,000 on eight lease tracts over 25 square miles. The bids ranged from $16 to $25 per acre. According to the reports, most of the leases are on the southern Kenai Peninsula in the Anchor Point area near the onshore Nikolaevsk and Deep Creek units.center_img Hilcorp also acquired two more leases between the offshore Trading Bay and Kitchen Lights units in the middle Inlet, which is another area with both oil and gas potential. In 2017 Hilcorp purchased 20 tracts for a total of $3.95 million over both state and federal acreage.last_img read more

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House Panel May Mark up FY19 Milcon Spending Bill Next Week

first_imgNext week could prove to be busy on the House side of the Capitol. On April 26, six subcommittees of the House Armed Services Committee will mark up their portions of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill. House Appropriations subcommittees are expected to begin their markups next week as well. One source told CQ that the Military Construction-VA panel is tentatively planning to mark up its fiscal 2019 spending bill next week. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img

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TMASS demands new building for Gunj High School in Karimnagar

first_imgKarimnagar: District convenor of T-MASS Forum Sunkari Sampath demanded the government for construction of a new building for Gunj High School as the old building is in dilapidated condition.The representatives of T-MASS inspected the old building and classrooms of Gunj High School here on Thursday, which are in worst condition. Speaking on the occasion, T-Mass district convenor S Sampath alleged that the officials are negligent in renovating the old building of Gunj High School, which is in the heart of the city. Also Read – SP AV Ranganath advises newly promoted ASIs to render dedicated service in Nalgonda Advertise With Us The building condition is such that it may collapse at any time. Many students belonging to poor families are studying in this school. Besides the surroundings are unhygienic and students are complaining about snakes coming into their classrooms, he alleged. Sampath said that the government has given some of the classrooms of the school on rent for shops. Also Read – Educational institutions in TS region ignored in the past: Minister Advertise With Us Business is running in about 21 shutters for the past 30 years and the shop owners are paying minimum rent for the government while they are earning crores of rupees. He demanded the government demolition of the old building of Gunj High School and construction of a new one in its place immediately. He also asked to vacate the shops from the building. T-MASS Forum members SK Saleem, B Prabhakar and Harish were present along with others.last_img read more

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Anegan Release Dhanush Starrer Set for Record Release in Kerala

first_imgDhanush in “Anegan”Twitter/ DhanushLike all Tamil superstars, Dhanush is all set for a mass release of his latest film in Kerala. His upcoming “Anegan”, which is set to be released on 13 February, will hit 91 theatres in Kerala which is the highest-ever for Dhanush.”#Anegan -91 screens release in Kerala on Feb 13. @dhanushkraja’s highest ever screen count in the state,” tweeted industry analyst Sreedhar Pilllai.Dhanush’s last biggest release in the state was “Velaiyilla Pattathari” (VIP) in 2014. The movie, which also starred Amala Paul in the lead, was released in 82 theatres in Kerala.Meanwhile, when compared with other big Tamil releases in Kerala in recent times, the latest Dhanush film fails to beat the theatre count films of big stars like Rajinikanth, Vijay, Ajith and Vikram.In Kerala, Ajith’s latest film “Yennai Arindhaal” was released in 170 screens, Rajinikanth’s “Lingaa” in 217 screens, Vijay’s “Kaththi” in 192 screens and Vikrams’ “I’ reportedly had record release in 225 screens.Meanwhile, mass release of movies can sometimes spell disaster for many. Rajinikanth’s “Lingaa” received poor audience reception causing huge loss to the distributors and exhibitors.”Anegan”, directed by KV Anand, is touted as being a romantic-thriller and Kerala distribution rights of the movie are acquired by E4Entertainment. The trailer and the songs of the film were released earlier and were received well.The movie reportedly will hit 400 screens in Tamil Nadu alone and more than 1,000 screens in rest of the country.”Anegan” has raised the bar for Dhanush who will be seen in four different looks in the movie. The trailers hint that the movie revolves around love, romance, revenge, fantasy and imagination.”Anegan” has a star cast that includes Amyra Dastur, Karthik, Aishwarya Devan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Atul Kulkarni, Mukesh Tiwari, Vinaya Prasad and Arul Vijay.last_img read more

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How Meghan Markle is already using baby Archie to change the monarchy

first_imgMeghan MarkleGetty ImagesMeghan Markle and Prince Harry are the proud parents of Royal bbay Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. And it seems that the newborn is already changing the Royal Family.Baby Archie was born on May 6 at 5.26am. Reportedly when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the newborn’s name on May 8, there was no honorary royal title in sight – and could be a start of a more modern monarchy.One expert believes young Archie could definitely change the Royal Family – for the better.Eric Schiffer, Chairman of Reputation Management Consultants, said: “Baby Archie, backed with social media power, will improve the popularity of the monarchy with the British people – especially where it’s needed most with its relatable younger citizens.”  Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesNow, baby Archie has shifted the focus from all the negative press Meghan Markle had garnered up to her delivery, including the fact that she refused a photoshoot on hospital steps after giving birth to keeping details of her pregnancy secret. The press did not appreciate the lack of transparency surrounding Meghan Markle giving birth to baby Archie. In fact, the secrecy behind Meghan Markle giving birth was so high that many senior Royals were in the dark even when she went into labour.However, Meghan Markle seems to be trying to make her peace with the press, or maybe she is being made to do so by the Palace. Either way, the Royal couple introduced baby Archie to the world with a series of adorable snaps. We’ll just have to wait and see how much help baby Archie will be in rehabilitating Meghan Markle’s public image.last_img read more

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New Nintendo Zelda Job Listing Teases Breath of the Wild 2

first_imgStay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch The Legend of Zelda franchise is arguably the crown jewel of Nintendo’s entire publishing portfolio. And so far Nintendo has wasted no time giving players plenty of Hyrule adventures for its most recent device the Nintendo Switch. You can play the definitive version of the Zelda-themed Dynasty Warriors spin-off Hyrule Warriors. A Switch Online subscription gives you access to the original two NES Zelda games, including a remixed version of the first one. We recently learned Nintendo is letting an indie team take a crack at the series with Cadence of Hyrule, a Zelda/Crypt of the NecroDancer mash-up. And later this year we’ve got a delightful remake of Link’s Awakening to look forward to.But come on, when it comes to Zelda on Nintendo Switch, it’s all about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This brilliant and beautiful open-world reimagining of the franchise launched with the console/handheld hybrid and is not only the best game on the system, it’s one of the best games of all time. And based on a recent Nintendo job listing, we might be getting more of it soon.Considering how massive the game was, Breath of the Wild’s development was all hands on deck. To assist with creating the game’s huge but hand-crafted world, Nintendo got help from their studio Monolith Soft, best known for work on similarly expansive games in the Xenoblade series. Last year Nintendo itself posted a job listing for a new Zelda game in general. But now that Monolith Soft is looking for developers to “create new surprises and emotions” in a Zelda game, we’re hoping this project is a Breath of the Wild follow-up specifically.And that would make sense. There’s still so much that could be down with the world and assets and systems Nintendo created for Breath of the Wild. If there’s one Zelda game that’s screaming for a Majora’s Mask-style quick remix sequel it’s this one. Other open world games do this all the time. Give us some more dungeons, puzzles, recipes, powers, and maybe a musical instrument to play and we’re good.Considering how stacked the rest of Nintendo’s year is, including two other Zelda games, we don’t expect to see this project until next year at the earliest. But doesn’t it feel great knowing this is even in the works? In the meantime, here are some cool Switch games to play right now.last_img read more

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Tevatron atom smasher to close in September

first_imgFermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Main Ring and Main Injector as seen from the air. Image: Fermilab The Tevatron is located at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois, and accelerates and collides protons and antiprotons traveling around a four-mile loop at almost the speed of light. The results of the collisions enable researchers to study the structure of matter.Scientists working with the Tevatron had hoped it would be able to keep running for another three years, giving them the chance to find the Higgs boson (also known as the “God particle”) before their European counterparts using the much newer 17-mile loop Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Now they have been told the funds are not available.The Higgs boson is of extreme importance to the Standard Model, the most widely accepted theory of physics, since the theory predicts its existence to explain how most of the known elementary particles gain mass. Scientists have been trying to detect it for decades, so far without success.The Tevatron is funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and an additional $35 million is required each year to keep it operating. DOE Office of Science head William Brinkman has written to Fermilab, via the DOE High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, to say that the current challenging budgetary climate means the additional funding is not available. The Tevatron will therefore cease operations in September as originally scheduled.The Fermilab scientists, led by Pier Oddone, had hoped the Tevatron could remain in operation to allow them to take advantage of the planned 2012 or 2013 closure of the LHC, which might have given them the chance to be first to spot the Higgs boson. The scientific advisory panel at Fermilab recommended in August that Tevatron should be kept running to 2014 despite the cost, but Oddone calculated only $15 million could be made available from the lab’s budget by delaying other projects but the additional $35 million would need to come from DOE. DOE approved the plan, provided funds were available, but have now announced they are not.Many physicists say the Tevatron is more likely to find the Higgs boson because it has lower energy and cleaner collisions and the Higgs is thought to have a mass about 121-144 times that of a proton. The Tevatron may also be more suitable because its collisions are between protons and antiprotons, while the LHC collides protons and protons, so the Tevatron can probe connections between new particles and other particles that cannot be probed with the LHC.Dr. Oddone said the Tevatron had exceeded all original expectations and had been involved in a number of historic discoveries. Scientists working on the Tevatron will be moved to other projects and will continue to collaborate with CERN, which operates the LHC, but the future of the people involved in operating the Tevatron is not yet known. The hunt for the Higgs steps up a gear This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2010 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Explore further Citation: Tevatron atom smasher to close in September (2011, January 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-01-tevatron-atom-smasher-september.html (PhysOrg.com) — The 25-year-old Tevatron particle accelerator in the US will end its operations in September this year since no funds are available to extend its life for three more years.last_img read more

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Kids land bass in Tourney bites in Guanacaste

first_imgNo related posts. On July 15, More than 100 children put down their PlayStations, unplugged the computer, picked up some fishing gear and headed for Sabana Park for the Annual National Fishing Club kid’s Tournament. The club has been sponsoring this tournament for more than a decade, and according to club President Otto Dyes, the event is designed to promote sport fishing as a family activity.  Over the years, the club has been stocking the lake in the park with tilapia, largemouth bass, and some rainbow bass. Walking around the edge of the lake, I saw lots of small largemouth bass being landed, so my guess is there is a healthy population of larger fish. The top angler caught 16 in the four-hour tournament. Everyone fished from the shore, and the club has been active more than 50 years in promoting land-based fishing. From what I saw walking around the park that morning, everyone was a winner.Fishing reportNot a whole lot to toot the horn about this week, as fishing was slow in most parts of the country except Guanacaste. When the wind is not blowing, lots of marlin, sails and a few nice dorado are hitting along with the occasional tuna. Inside, wahoo, snapper and amberjack are still biting.Los Sueños has been really quiet, and further south down in Quepos, they are only managing to scrap up a couple of billfish per outing. A few tuna up to 50 pounds have hit the sushi bar, and the inshore reefs are saving the day with a good amberjack bite.Down south is seeing pretty much the same. Slow billfish action and a good inshore bite with roosterfish grabbing most of the attention. There was a good tuna bite until a purse seiner took the last one, after working the school of spinner dolphins many days in a row. We’ll talk about that next week.The Caribbean is lacking anglers, and the fish have only been active at the river mouth. A tarpon here and there and a few snook. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Economy and Business Class fares are being offered

first_imgEconomy and Business Class fares are being offered at special rates for a limited time as Emirates and Qantas celebrate the fifth anniversary of their partnership.The airlines have created a range of competitive fares to a host of destinations across UK and Europe, on bookings made before 30 April 2018, for select travel dates.Economy Class return fares start from $1,299 to London, $1,329 to Dublin, $1,439 to Amsterdam and Paris, and $1,479 to Vienna, while return business fares start at $7,199 to London, $7,139 to Dublin, $7,249 to Amsterdam, $7,269 to Paris and $7,589 to Vienna.*T & Cs apply airlinesearlybirdsEmiratesEuropeqantasUKlast_img read more

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