Indians Top Foreign Student Group

first_imgFor the eighth consecutive year, India sent the largest number of foreign students to the United States, topping 100,000 for the first time for any country, according to the 2009 annual report of the Institute of International Education Open Doors.Texas (11,987) has the largest Indian student population, followed by California (11,462) and New York (10,716). However, the proportion of Indians in the foreign student body is highest in Connecticut (30%),  followed by New Jersey (24%) and Alabama (23%). Indians are the leading foreign student group in 17 states and the second largest group in 14 others. Indeed, they are among the top 5 foreign student groups in all but four states (West Virginia, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska).The institute does not report country breakdowns for individual universities, but the University of Southern California had the largest number of foreign students (7,482), followed by New York University and Columbia University.There is little reciprocal interest in Indian education in the United States. India ranks as the 17th most popular choice among U.S. students studying abroad. Even though India experienced the greatest growth in U.S. student enrollment (20 percent) between 2007 to 2008, just 1.2 percent of the U.S. students in study abroad programs headed to India, a quarter those selecting China. The United Kingdom, Italy and Spain are the most popular destinations for U.S. students, according to Open Doors.Statewide Distribution of Indian Students StateIndian StudentsPercent of TotalState Rank Foreign Students    Texas1198720.61California1146212.33New York1071614.32Illinois642621.51Pennsylvania503818.31Ohio449721.71Massachusetts429712.72Michigan389716.52Florida382912.61New Jersey356324.11Indiana309518.12Connecticut270029.51North Carolina264021.61Georgia238417.01Virginia222015.21Arizona207119.21Missouri183916.32Maryland183612.92Alabama158823.31Louisiana134821.71Minnesota126911.72Oklahoma117613.91Kansas117013.52Iowa110912.32Kentucky96620.31Wisconsin90810.53Colorado74110.83Tennessee68812.12South Carolina67016.91District of Columbia6457.63Washington5743.69Mississippi56721.92New Mexico46917.91Arkansas43913.11Oregon4326.55North Dakota41215.83Rhode Island407 Related ItemsLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Bigger India Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019Virginia Brewery Apologizes For Beer Sharing Name With Hindu DeityA Virginia brewery has apologized for a beer that shares its name with a Hindu deity. Olde Salem… Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019Easier E-visa For Business Trip To IndiaIn a bid to make it easier for foreign nationals to visit India for business trips, the government… Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019The Rise Of The NRI, The Influential Non-voterIn 1936, Radhakamal Mukerjee, a famous Lucknow-based social scientist, wrote a book titled Migrant Asia that contained an… Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019Why India Refuses To Sign On To US Plans For Overseas Regime ChangeThe India-US embrace today is much tighter than it was in 2001, in the chaotic days after the… Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019How The Escalating Crisis Between India And Pakistan Threatens The USAs the world’s largest democracy gears up for a national election, India is facing a dramatic rise in… Featured Darjeeling’s Tea Gardens Limp Back IFFLA: Independence, Longevity, and Community Art Is Taking Young Entrepreneurs Abroad, Journey Of Three Young  Artists Cluster of Harassment Claims in Bollywood and Elsewhere Startles India Hundreds of Cases a Day and a Flair for Drama: India’s Crusading Supreme Court Editors Selection Hundreds of Cases a Day and a Flair for Drama: India’s Crusading Supreme Court Out of Chaos, Trump Reshapes Immigration Jennifer Reeder’s Signature Move Braving Harvey 15 Largest Gifts by Indian Philanthropists in the United States HomeNRIExpatsLifeEntertainmentPoliticsCrimeBusinessTravelMagazineBigger IndiaAdvertisingHomeAbout UsAdvertisingWritersJobsSubscribeContact UsFeedbackArtsBollywoodBooksBusinessCrimeData FileEducationEntertainmentExpatsFoodGo FigureHealthImmigrationiSpyLifeMagazineNRIOpinionPhotographyPoliticsRaceMultimediaReligionScienceSportsTechnologyTravelYouthArchivesApril 2019February 2019January 2019December 2018November 2018See Older Posts…last_img read more

SRK awaits Big B’s TV show Yudh, Amitabh Bachchan thanks him for wishes

first_imgMegastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is gearing up for the launch of his debut fiction TV show Yudh, has thanked superstar Shah Rukh Khan for his wishes for the series.Shah Rukh, 48, had previously taken to Twitter to express his excitement for Yudh and said the show will be ‘path breaking’.He tweeted: “@SrBachchan waiting for Yudh. Am sure it will be path breaking as all your other endeavours have been.” The two actors, who have worked together in films like Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Bhoothnath and Bhootnath Returns.In return, the 71-year-old actor, said, “Thank you SRK for your wishes for Yudh. Whether it will be path breaking or not is not known (sic).”The two stars also made plans of a football game as both are big fans of the sport.”Let’s do football one night sir,” Shah Rukh said, to which Bachchan replied, “What will be path breaking will be if I can beat you at the PS4 football game that you invite me for!”The two actors, who have worked together in films like Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Bhoothnath and Bhootnath Returns.last_img read more

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett front fashion campaign

first_imgPop star Lady Gaga and singer Tony Bennett are the new faces of brand H&M.The “Pokerface” hitmaker and the 17-time Grammy Award-winner have teamed up to front the Swedish high street brand’s 2014 Christmas campaign.The pair, who will debut their jazz album in September, star in a commercial featuring a song from the albumThe images show the young superstar sporting a voluminous black wig and an oversize knit sweater cuddling up to the suited Bennett, reports, 28, and Tony, 88, will also perform a festive jazz song from the pair’s upcoming album “Cheek to Cheek” for the retailer’s TV campaign this November.last_img

Ivana Agudo rises to the challenge for Lady Tamaraws

first_imgMagalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 2013 PLAY LIST 01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles02:28Panelo on facing commute challenge: ‘It’s a silly acceptance’02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite uncertainty around her injury, Lycha Ebon confident she can return this season MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University needed someone to fill in the void injured star Lycha Ebon left and fortunately for the Lady Tamaraws Ivana Agudo heeded the call.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country director Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I just told myself that even if I don’t produce points, I will help in other ways and I didn’t expect that I will be doing this so I’m really happy,” said Agudo who finished with 12 points to lead the Lady Tamaraws to a 6-3 record that tied them with University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle at the second seed.FEU captain Jerrili Malabanan would finish everything off scoring FEU’s final two points of the game.“Like Ivana said, her performance was unexpected, but we knew that she could help and provide for us when we’re one man down,” said Malabanan who had 11 points. “I’m really proud of the way she performed today.”ADVERTISEMENT Agudo showed true guts in leading the Lady Tamaraws in the deciding set against University of the East, helping them to salvage the 25-15, 16-25, 12-25, 25-22, 17-15 victory Saturday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.“This is a big thing for me because my Ates needed help, so for I told myself that I needed to step up,” said Agudo in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIt was a virtual slugfest between FEU and UE with no team taking a three-point lead early in the fifth set.Agudo then took over for the Lady Tamaraws first giving them an 11-8 lead with a two-handed dump just before a crosscourt kill that nearly landed beyond the sideline for FEU’s 12-8 buffer. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

Anthony Joshua at home in Garden despite never fighting there

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Joshua then joked with a colleague about making a name for himself in the United States. He laughed when told that New Yorkers on the street, even sports fans, rarely know of Joshua when asked.So what will it take for Americans to become as accustomed to the undefeated Brit as they were to, say, Mike Tyson in his day?“America is so vast,” Joshua said. “It’s beyond me in my wildest dreams. Maybe to get on YouTube and to go viral?“Back in the day, the heavyweight champion was a global icon. Everybody knew who it was and where (he was from). Now, there are so many ‘superstars,’ and it’s harder to penetrate that.”Knocking out Ruiz couldn’t hurt. Joshua has won all 22 bouts, 21 by knockout. He’s held at least one title since 2016, and the only belt not in his collection belongs to Alabaman Deontay Wilder — who also isn’t celebrated nearly the way a Tyson was during his reign.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES British boxer Anthony Joshua speaks to reporters at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, May 6, 2019. Joshua is scheduled to fight Andy Ruiz on Saturday for Joshua’s WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles. (AP Photo/Barry Wilner)NEW YORK — On his way to his debut at Madison Square Garden, heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has hit a detour. His planned opponent failed several drug tests.Unfazed by the switch from Jarrrell Miller to Andy Ruiz Jr., Joshua strode into an empty Garden on Monday and was right at home.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The holder of four heavyweight belts will face Ruiz on June 1 in Joshua’s first U.S. appearance. The fight is more about his making a mark in this country than his opponent. Miller had a penchant for mouthing off, his 23-0-1 record built against boxers with little to no chance of entering the ring for a title bout. Replacement Ruiz (32-1, 21 KOs) has a slightly better resume and even a championship bout on it: Ruiz’s only loss was to then-WBO champ Joseph Parker in 2016.“I wanted to beat down Miller, beat him down badly,” Joshua said, recalling some seriously off-color trash talking from the New Yorker who failed three drug tests. “Ruiz I want to beat down, but I have respect for him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsEven more so, Joshua noted, is his respect for the arena that some call America’s boxing mecca.“I know the history that has been here and the sports that have been here,” he said. “When I come in here to fight June 1, it will be very special.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Giving up never an option for Joyette Jopson during North Marathon Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments Joshua-Wilder could be on the radar, even though Joshua has a contract with DAZN, the streaming service that will broadcast the Ruiz fight, while Wilder has steered clear of DAZN so far. Wilder puts his WBC crown on the line on May 18 against Dominic Breazeale in Brooklyn.“I am ready for Wilder, I’ve been ready for Wilder,” Joshua said. “I’ve done a good job maintaining my place and he is the guy I want. He has a lot to live up to. I’ve got confidence flowing now. I am confident I will beat Ruiz and he is confident he will beat Breazeale. We can be confident in planning ahead.”Joshua would want that fight to be late this year and back home, where he can sell out football stadiums. Ruiz might be the next step — and the first in the States — but Wilder would be the next leap.“We have a five-to-10-year plan,” he said. “It’s not about being famous today but how I am regarded in the next five to 10 years. We’ll work hard with the platform we have to do positive things.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

NBA Finals: Fouls continue to pile up in Game 1 as Green picks up his 4th

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) moves the ball past Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Quinn Cook (4) during the first half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Draymond Green got his fourth foul with 7:11 left in the third quarter. The Golden State Warriors left him in, and the Toronto Raptors immediately took advantage.Pascal Siakam soared past a defenseless Green in transition for a layup, and the Raptors lead 73-63 midway through the third quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Green couldn’t risk getting a fifth foul, and had no choice but to let Siakam go to the rim unbothered.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Gasol, Siakam lead scorers as Raptors pull ahead 59-49 at half Kevon Looney and Shaun Livingston have three fouls for Golden State. Kawhi Leonard has three for Toronto and Marc Gasol got his third early in the third quarter.Siakam leads all scorers with 22 points. Stephen Curry has 20 for the Warriors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2016: Andre Russell, Gautam Gambhir star as Kolkata Knight Riders rout Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets

first_imgA stupendous bowling effort backed up by steady batting helped two time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) overwhelm Delhi Daredevils by 9 wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) opener at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. (Full IPL Coverage)KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir remained unconquered with a 41-ball 38 alongside Manish Pandey who scored 15 off 12 balls, while Robin Uthappa contributed 35 runs. (Here’s how Russel, Hogg scripted Kolkata’s victory at the Eden Gardens) Earlier after KKR elected to field, Chinaman bowler Brad Hogg (3/19) and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell (3/24) helped to skittle out Delhi for 98 on a strip that had some purchase for the bowlers. (IN PHOTOS: Kolkata’s thumping win) Chasing Delhi’s 98 – the lowest IPL total at the venue, the Knights had a breezy start with Uthappa and Gambhir keen on making a mockery of Delhi’s low score. (Also read: No more bad games for Delhi Daredevils, promises Zaheer Khan)The duo plundered 16 runs of the second over and then followed it up with 9 and 7 of the next two.They continued the onslaught and by the end of the 6th over the home side were cruising at 47/0, with Uthappa unleashing his trademark arrow-like straight drives much to the delight of the 30,000 odd crowd.Uthappa then tried a big hit and was out caught at deep but after 10 overs, the men in purple had posted 69/1 on the board.Pandey, along with Gambhir, then struck a few blows to the ropes to help their side get over the line.In the first innings, the Daredevils got off to a flying start with 23 runs coming off the first two overs. However, in the third over, Russell struck a double blow for the hosts by picking up Quinton de Kock and Shreyas Iyer.advertisementBy the end of the powerplay, Delhi had lost two more wickets in the form of Mayank Agarwal (9)and Karun Nair (3) with the score reading 35/4.With the top-order back in the dugout, the Delhi innings moved forward at a snail’s pace. Pawan Negi after a brief partnership of 20 with Sanju Samson got stumped trying to push the accelerator.The West Indies’ World T20 star Carlos Brathwaite too departed a little later after a monstrous six, foxed by a Piyush Chawla googly.After 13 overs, the visitors were left struggling at 84/7 with their hopes pinned on Samson.But he departed in the very next over edging one to the wicket-keeper.Thereafter, it was only a matter of time before the Daredevils were bowled out and the inevitable happened in the 18th over.Brief Scores: Delhi Daredevils 98 all out (Quinton De Kock 17; Brad Hogg 3/19, Andre Russell 3/24)vs Kolkata Knight Riders 99/1 (Gautam Gambhir not out 38, Robin Uthappa 35)last_img read more

Anil Kumble got India coaching job after Rahul Dravid turned it down

first_imgThe Cricket Advisory Committee of the BCCI had shortlisted 21 candidates from the 57 applicants who had applied for the head coach’s post of the Indian cricket team and finally it was former captain Anil Kumble who bagged the job on Thursday.The news of Kumble’s appointment was met with loud cheers from the current Indian squad with the likes of Test captain Virat Kohli and opener Shikhar Dhawan welcoming the move. But the legendary leg-spinner was not the first choice for the post.BCCI president Anurag Thakur has revealed that the board had initially approached former India captain Rahul Dravid but he turned down the offer citing family reasons.”I requested Rahul Dravid to coach the Indian team. He didn’t say no, but said that he will work for the junior team,” Thakur told NDTV on Thursday.Dravid instead wanted to take care of the junior team. The legendary batsman was appointed coach of the the India A and Under-19 teams in June 2015. Under him, the Under-19 team reached the World Cup final in Bangladesh earlier this year.”That is the good thing about Dravid. He didn’t go for the senior team post, big money and all. He wanted to work for the junior cricketers and not the senior team,” Thakur added.FAMILY COMES FIRSTDravid had earlier made his intentions pretty clear and said that he is more comfortable doing short stints as a coach.”I can only do short-term assignments, I can’t stay away from home for long periods of time, short assignments suit me better.”advertisement”Any decision that I make at this stage of my life would depend on whether I have the bandwidth to do all of these things. It takes time. You can never really say that now you are ready and now you are not. That’s an experience, a learning. You have to do it to only know. Everyday you do it and you want to learn.”Kumble was ultimately picked for the job ahead of former Team Director Ravi Shastri, and has been given a one-year contract by the BCCI.last_img read more

Transgender fans ‘welcome’ at World Cup, says Qatar

first_img“I would like to assure any fan, of any gender, (sexual) orientation, religion, race to rest assured that Qatar is one of the most safe countries in the world — and they’ll all be welcome here,” said chief executive of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Nasser al-Khater.He was responding to media questions on Wednesday about the position of transgender fans who might want to attend the World Cup but are unclear what legal and human rights protections they will have.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“The safety and security of every single fan is of the utmost importance to us,” Khater said at the al-Janoub stadium, adding that he expected “a little over one million fans” to visit Qatar during the tournament.“There’s a lot of training going into security personnel to make sure that things that are culturally different are seen in that frame.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’re trying to find designated locations to have alcohol other than traditional locations.”Currently, alcohol consumption for non-residents is restricted to bars and restaurants in a few dozen luxury hotels and a pint of beer typically sells for more than $10.Asked about the risk of fans becoming drunk and disorderly and how security forces would respond, Nasser said that “as long as people are happy, that’s fine”.It is a crime to be drunk in public in Qatar.“As long as they’re not miserable and too upset, we don’t have any issues,” said Khater.“But we do have plans for that, our security teams have been working very closely with the authorities… in various countries that have teams that traditionally qualify to the World Cup.”Nasser said that while he believed hooliganism was declining worldwide, organizers were aware that Qatar presented a different policing challenge to the last two hosts.“Hooliganism in the World Cups has decreased drastically. We saw Russia, no problems whatsoever. Brazil there wasn’t hooliganism, per se. There were other issues that were pertaining to Brazil,” he said.“We are a small country but we have the numbers necessary to keep the World Cup safe.“What we’ve seen here is the possibility of altercations between fans because of the size of the country, and a lot of fans being in the same vicinity.” This jewelry designer is also an architect Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano New-look Oklahoma City Thunder ready for training camp DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LGBT issues are sensitive in Qatar, as in the rest of the conservative Gulf region. A website that published a story in 2016 by an anonymous Qatari author about being gay, later went briefly went offline in the emirate.“Public displays of affection is frowned upon, it’s not part of our culture — but that goes across the board to everybody,” Khater said.Asked about availability of alcohol during the tournament, he said “Qatar is a conservative country, a modest country. Alcohol is not part of our culture — however, hospitality is.”‘Possibility of altercations’ “Alcohol is obviously available here, but it’s not as readily available as in some other parts of the world,” he said. “For the World Cup, we want to make sure it’s accessible for fans that travel from abroad and want to have a drink.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Qataris gather at the capital Doha’s traditional Souq Waqif market as the official logo of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is projected on the front of a building on September 3, 2019. (Photo by – / AFP)A top Qatari World Cup official has said that transgender and gay fans would be welcomed to the 2022 tournament but stressed that visitors would have to respect Qatari customs.Homosexual acts are banned in Qatar but the law around transgender people is unclear and the issue is seldom addressed in public life or by the authorities.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Despite win, coaches not happy with Indias display against SA

first_imgBy Saumojyoti S Choudhury Lucknow, Dec 12 (PTI) India might have finished their pool engagements with an all-win record but their performance against South Africa today was far from impressive with the teams head coach Harendra Singh terming the display as a wake-up call for his wards ahead of the knockout stages of the mens Junior Hockey World Cup here. All but through to the quarterfinals, India were made to work hard to register a fighting 2-1 win over South Africa in their final Pool D match and keep their unbeaten run intact in the 16-nation tournament. Harendra was critical about his wards performance today. “Nothing was missing but we just did not play simple hockey today. But the good thing is that it has happened before the knockout stages,” he said. “I was not surprised with South Africas performance but I was surprised with our performance because we did not play to our potential after the first 15 minutes. I always say that I dont think about opponents, I am always concerned about our own methods. We play simple one-touch hockey and that is what we should play,” he said. The coach, however, was satisfied with the fact that they could pulled off a win. “We missed a couple of chances but if we look at the possession of the ball, circle penetrations I think we were superior. We have to work on a few areas, but overall I feel we played well. But I am happy that we could sustain the momentum,” Harendra said. Indian mens senior hockey team chief coach Roelant Oltmans, who is the manager of the junior side here, cannot afford to disagree with Harendra. “My glass is always half full. The first 15 minutes we played very well and after that the energy level went a bit down but still we created a couple of number of opportunities. The little link was missing today but it is part of sports which happens with every team. “Looking at the number of circle penetrations and possession of the ball we deserved to win but we could have done a little bit better. We know we have to be better in the next round, there is no doubt,” Oltmans said. “One thing for sure is that we cant afford to play like this in the knockout stages. I just wonder after such a good start today why all of a sudden we started doing things which is completely not according to our plans,” he said. The Dutchman called the Indian colts to use their brains a bit more and stick to their game plan instead of trying too many things. “The most important thing is to stick to our game plan and to be honest I feel we did not do that enough today. But thats a lesson for the next match. “If we would have used a little bit more brain, we could have scored more goals and that is what we have to learn. If you can close the game we should close it. We should not give our opportunity to come back into the game,” Oltmans said. Oltmans said going into the knockout stage, the hosts cant afford to be complacent at any point of time. “We made it clear to them (players) not to take the game lightly. We prepared ourselves very well for this game. After the first goal it became a bit sloppy and there was less energy and that was the disappointment for me,” he said. Indian captain Harjeet Singh, who scored the first goal for his side, said they did not stick to their game plan today which made it difficult for them against less-fancied South Africans. “We started off well and were playing simple hockey but after scoring the goal we all started to play individual hockey, no one was passing the ball and so we faced problems,” he said. PTI SSC PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Rohit Sharma to return home after daughter’s birth, will miss Sydney Test

first_imgRohit Sharma will miss the fourth and the final Test against Australia at Sydney after the India batsman left for Mumbai on the 30 December (Monday) to be with his wife Ritika Sajdeh and newborn baby girl.BCCI congratulates Rohit on the beginning of a new chapter in his life and added that there will be no replacement player in the Test squad.Rohit will join the ODI squad on the 8th of January 2019, when the team begins their preparation for the ODI series starting 12th January.Update – Rohit Sharma to join ODI squad on 8th JanuaryIndia batsman @ImRo45 left for Mumbai on the 30th of December to attend to his wife who has delivered a baby girl. The BCCI congratulates Rohit on the beginning of a new chapter in his life. (@BCCI) December 31, 2018Rohit came back into the Test side after missing the second Test in Perth due to injury and scored a patient 63 not out in the first innings as India hammered Australia by 137 runs to win the Boxing Day Test in Australia for the first time in history.Rohit revealed his wife Ritika Sajdeh’s pregnancy in a promotional video for Hublot with former Australia captain Michael Clarke.”I cannot wait to be a father; it is going to be a game-changing moment in our lives. I am eagerly awaiting the moment of becoming a father. It will be a moment to change our life,” Rohit told Clarke.The news of Rohit and Ritika’s daughter was confirmed by Ritika’s cousin sister Seema Khan, who is the wife of actor-producer Sohail Khan, when she posted an Instagram story tagging Ritika, with the caption “Baby girl, masi’s again”advertisement Actor Sohail Khan’s wife, Seema, confirmed the news on her Insta story (Seema Khan Instagram)Rohit had earlier said that his India teammates would tease him about being a father, because of his irresponsible mannerism and his tendency to forget things.”When my teammates got to know that I am going to become a father, they were laughing at me. They were like you are going to be a father?”The reaction came in because of the mannerism and the things I have done in my previous years. They think I am irresponsible, obviously in a funny way. But I am going make sure that everything changes,” Rohit said.Also Read | Proud parents: Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh blessed with a baby girllast_img read more

Tuanzebe relishing Mourinho lessons

first_imgAxel Tuanzebe ‘You can’t ask for a bigger manager than Mourinho’ – Tuanzebe appreciates demanding Man Utd boss Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 19:15 10/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) tuanzebe-cropped Getty Images Manchester United José Mourinho Premier League Swansea City v Manchester United League Cup The 19-year-old defender appears to have a big future ahead of him at Old Trafford and he is enjoying learning from the Portuguese boss Manchester United teenager Axel Tuanzebe believes there is no “bigger manager” to play for than Jose Mourinho and appreciates the pressure the Portuguese puts on his players.The 19-year-old played four Premier League games for United towards the end of last season and showed serious potential, with the centre-back good on the ball and defensively sound.United 7/2 to win Carabao Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Appearances have been harder to come by for Tuanzebe this term, as Tuesday’s 2-0 EFL Cup win at Swansea City was his first appearance of the campaign.But the defender is simply enjoying learning from the other players and Mourinho, whom Tuanzebe believes is making him a better defender with the “burden” of pressure.”There’s nothing better than playing for Manchester United – playing for a big manager and a big club,” he told MUTV.”There’s nothing better than playing for Manchester United.”  A solid performance from Axel Tuanzebe tonight! #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 24, 2017″There’s nothing more rewarding as a young lad coming through. Every day you are learning.”We’ve got Jose Mourinho as our manager and you can’t ask for a bigger manager.”Under him there’s a lot of pressure and you have to perform. But dealing with that pressure makes you a better player – I’ve got that burden on me.”last_img read more

Tender Called for Paving Project in Colchester County

first_imgMotorists on Trans-Canada Highway 104, near Kemptown, will enjoy smoother, safer travel thanks to a paving project scheduled for completion this summer. Transportation and Public Works has advertised a tender for repaving on the westbound lanes of the highway, from the Pictou/Colchester county line west for about 4.7 kilometres to south of Kemptown. Also included is repaving of the on- and off-ramps at Exit 18A, east of Kemptown. “Trans-Canada Highway 104 is a major route across Nova Scotia,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “This is one of several projects scheduled this season to keep it in top shape.” The tender will close on Friday, May 27. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

Applications for New Home Rebate Now Available

first_imgApplications for the province’s new home construction rebate are now available at Access Nova Scotia Centres and online. “The new home construction rebate will help to keep skilled tradespeople at home and boost the home-building industry,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. Up to 1,500 people who build or purchase a new home will qualify for this one-time rebate. The rebate is equivalent to 50 per cent of the provincial portion of the HST, to a maximum of $7,000. Following consultations with industry, the province has moved the municipal building permit eligibility date to Jan. 1, 2009. This balances industry concerns while keeping the goal of the program to stimulate the economy. In addition to meeting the municipal building permit criteria, applicants must demonstrate that the home will be a primary residence for themselves or a relative. Applicants must have completed construction or closed the sale by March 31, 2010. “The Nova Scotia Homebuilders Association is very pleased to partner with the government on this important initiative,” said association president Andrew Holley,. “Hammer-ready projects are a key step in keeping our tradespeople working here at home to strengthen Nova Scotia’s economy.” The program applies to homes constructed by the owners, homes purchased from a contractor and manufactured homes on leased property. “We know that the housing market is going to pick up again,” said Linda Smardon, president of the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS. “We need to keep our workers here and working to ensure we have the resources readily available to accommodate future growth.” The application is a two-stage process. The first or preliminary application form is now available. This establishes that applicants have the basic documentation, and the home construction falls within the right time lines to be considered. It does not guarantee that the applicant will receive the rebate, just a place on the eligibility list. Final application forms will be sent to the first 1,500 applicants whose projects meet the preliminary criteria. The second phase will determine if all of the program requirements have been met in order to be eligible to receive the appropriate rebate amount. There is only one rebate per homeowner, and the rebate cannot be paid to the builder. “We are pleased to be moving forward on our commitment and improving the life of today’s families,” said Premier Dexter. More information on the rebate is available online at, or by calling 902-424-5200 (Halifax region) or 1-800-670-4357 toll-free.last_img read more

Amethi Congress President quits

first_imgLucknow: Yogendra Misra, the district President of the Congress in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, has sent his resignation to party President Rahul Gandhi, owning moral responsibility for Gandhi’s defeat. Misra, in a letter, said that it was his responsibility to ensure the Congress victory in Amethi and he had failed to accomplish the task. Hence he felt that he should take moral responsibility for the same. Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Congress President Raj Babbar also offered to resign, claiming moral responsibility for the poor performance of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh where the party won just one of the 80 seats. Informed sources said that any decision on these resignations would be taken after the Congress Working Committee meets.last_img

UN concert sets stage for new global development agenda

The international musical event, hosted by the President of the UN General Assembly, John Ashe, will, through the power of music, poetry and video, allow the performers to point the spotlight on the historical opportunity that will arise in 2015 when world leaders will make decisive commitments to set our planet on a prosperous and sustainable path. The United Nations and its Member States are working to define a sustainable development agenda beyond 2015, the deadline for reaching the targets set by the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education. For 15 years, the framework has helped galvanize development efforts and guide global and national development priorities. Yet, with many countries expected to fall short on the MDGs, the artists at tonight’s event will draw public attention to the critical decisions global leaders will make in 2015. From clean water and sanitation to education, from gender equality to employment, these priorities will seek to shape a sustainable future by improving economic and social conditions for all, while preserving our environment. The event featured several performers from the Caribbean, President Ashe’s home region, including the iconic zouk band Kassav’and soca artists David Rudder, Machel Montano and Tizzy. The Band Lalon from Bangladesh, fusing traditional Bengali music with rock, and former child soldier from South Sudan, Emmanuel Jal, turned Hip Hop artist and activist, will bring to the stage the voices of least developed countries (LCDs). Actress CCH Pounder (“Baghdad Café”, “Law and Order”, “Avatar”, “The Shield”) and T. J. Holmes (MSNBC) were the event’s co-MCs, while the concert’s Music Director, Robin DiMaggio, took the musical lead. The global effort to shape a sustainable future has given rise to an unprecedented level of consultations among all stakeholders. Over two million people have already voted on the online platform MyWorld , to share their priorities and tell global leaders about the world they want in 2015 and beyond. “Our world leaders must show us their commitment in 2015. And we the people of this world – men and women, young and old, from all corners of the globe, and from all races, creeds and cultures – we must push them,” Assembly President Ashe told the lively audience. He said that while the MDGs had been an enormous step toward creating an anti-poverty movement, now, the world must go even further and bring more people on board for the new global development agenda. So far, the process of capturing new voices has been wide, extensive and unprecedented. “The MyWorld survey is a chance to add your voice to this growing global movement. The survey has already captured 1.5 million voices from all parts of the world, but we want to hear from even more people. We want everyone to have a say. MyWorld is our world, he declared. In his remarks, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the new development framework has to connect with people. “In the spirit of tonight, it has to sing,” he said, also pointing to the success of the My World survey. “And it is why we are so privileged to have musicians here tonight who can speak the universal language and show again the unique power of music to move and mobilize the world. So please enjoy the evening – and make some noise tonight and in the coming months about the world you want,” declared the UN chief.’Setting the Stage-2015 and Beyond’ – World artists take the stage to celebrate what will happen in 2015. Credit: UNTV Follow on Twitter #beyond2015. read more

Venizelos to try forming a govt

first_imgThe leader of socialist PASOK, Evangelos Venizelos, is on Thursday expected to get a shot at forming a government after efforts by Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) chief Alexis Tsipras appeared to have hit a wall late last night.Venizelos, whose party ranked third after SYRIZA in Sunday’s early elections, said after talks with Tsipras on Wednesday that he would ask President Karolos Papoulias to give him a mandate to explore coalition possibilities, indicating that negotiations with the leftist leader had failed to yield a compromise. “I will receive the mandate from President Karolos Papoulias tomorrow and continue the national effort,” Venizelos said. “We can’t reach a solution now but we will keep trying,” he added.The Socialist leader, who asked Tsipras to participate in a broader unity government, emphasized the importance of politicians looking beyond party concerns at such a critical time for the nation. Greeks primarily want “stability and government so that the country is not led once again to elections,” he said. Tsipras, for his part, said he would hand in his mandate, noting that “the dream to form a leftist government was not realized.” Despite this failure, he said, his party had succeeded in bringing a sea change to the political scene with foreign creditors now more open to renegotiate the bailout’s onerous terms. “We have forced all of Europe to speak about the great change brought about by the Greek vote,” he said.In Brussels and in Berlin, sources said, European officials reiterated their desire to support Greece through its debt crisis and safeguard its position in the eurozone but also emphasized that the decision was ultimately in Greek hands.“If Greece wants to remain in the eurozone, there is no better solution than the path it has already taken,” said German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. Commenting on the demand for austerity measures in return for rescue loans, the minister remarked, “You can’t have one without the other.”Tsipras had demanded on Tuesday that Venizelos and conservative New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras revoke their signatures on Greece’s debt pact with its creditors. Both leaders rejected his proposal — Venizelos more diplomatically, by counterproposing a broader unity government, and Samaras more vehemently, by accusing Tsipras of putting the country’s solvency and future in the eurozone in jeopardy.“He is asking me to accept Greece’s exit from the eurozone and the country’s bankruptcy,” Samaras said in a televised statement issued after the two men’s talks. “I am not prepared to do that,” he said. Earlier in the day, the conservative leader had been even sharper-tongued, saying that he hoped Tsipras would “regain his senses” before their meeting.Samaras’s tough stance opposite Tsipras was being interpreted as an attempt to cast the leftist leader as an enemy of the urban class ahead of a second round of elections. Earlier Samaras had appealed to “center-right forces” to collaborate to secure Greece’s future in the EU.Tsipras also met on Wednesday with the leader of nationalist party Independent Greeks, Panos Kammenos, who also campaigned against Greece’s debt deal. Kammenos, a former conservative MP, stated the obvious after the talks: that the anti-bailout parties do not have the necessary majority to form a government. “SYRIZA’s 52 MPs, Independent Greeks’ 33 and Fotis Kouvelis’s 19 do not add up to the minority of 120 seats needed in view of the Communist Party’s refusal,” he said, referring to the Democratic Left leader. Kammenos added that he had discussed “issues of national importance” with Tsipras, including a bilateral row over the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the issue of illegal immigration. He said there were “differences of opinion.”Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

YV Subba Reddy takes charge as TTD chairman

first_imgTirumala: The YSR Congress Party senior leader and former MP YV Subba Reddy have taken charge as new TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams) chairman on Saturday. Speaking to media, YV Subba Reddy said that he would work for the development of the TTD, and will investigate the corruption that happened in the last five years. On the occasion, YV Subba Reddy has thanked Chief Minister YS Jagan for giving him the opportunity to serve the devotees. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us He said the main focus will be given on providing the accommodations to all devotees, darshan of the Lord to everyone, and safety of employees. YV Subba Reddy also clarified that the TTD revenue belongs to the Lord and from there it should reach to the poor. He also said it’s his responsibility to see that it doesn’t go into the hands of the other people. He said that CM YS Jagan has suggested him to protect the Hindu Dharma Pracharam and to work for the development of the TTD. He said the TTD governing body members will be appointed very soon. YV Subba Reddy has taken charge as 50th TTD chairman.last_img read more

Nearly 28pc babies born with low birthweight in Bangladesh

first_imgMap showing rate of babies born weighing less than 2.5 kilos, according to a Lancet study. Illustration: AFPMore than 20 million newborns in 2015 — one in seven — came into the world weighing too little, according to a global assessment of birthweight, published Thursday.|Over 90 per cent of babies tipping the scale at less than 2.5 kilos (5.5 pounds) when born were in low- and middle-income countries, researchers reported in The Lancet Global Health.Worldwide, just under 15 per cent of 2015 newborns in the 148 countries canvassed had low birthweight, varying between 2.4 per cent in Sweden and nearly 28 percent in Bangladesh.That’s down from a global average of 17.5 per cent in 2000.But meeting the World Health Organization target of cutting low birthweight 30 per cent between 2012 and 2025 “will require more than doubling the pace of progress,” said lead author Hannah Blencowe, a professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of low birthweight live births actually increased from 2000 to 2015, from 4.4 to 5 million.Southern Asia is estimated to have had 9.8 million in 2015, nearly half the world total.Weighing less than 2.5 kilos at birth is closely linked to high rates of neonatal mortality and ill health later in life: more than 80 percent of the world’s 2.5 newborns who die every year are low birthweight.Underweight newborns who survive also have a greater risk of stunting as well as developmental and health problems, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”National governments are doing too little to reduce low birthweight,” Blencowe said in a statement.Undernourished mothers”To meet the global nutrition target of a 30 percent reduction by 2025 will require more than doubling the pace of progress.”The reasons for low birthweight are very different in poor and rich regions.In South Asia and parts of sub-Saharan Africa, a large percentage of underweight babies are born at term but are stunted because their mothers were undernourished.In North America and Europe, a higher share of low birthweight babies are preemies.Adolescent pregnancies, a high prevalence of infection, high levels of fertility treatment, and a high rate of caesarean sections — especially in the United States and Brazil — can all be factors, the study found.An international team of researchers analysed national government databases to estimate the prevalence of low birthweight in 148 nations from 2000 to 2015.Overall, the study took into account 281 million births. Several countries — including India — were not included for lack of data.”Every newborn must be weighed, yet worldwide we don’t have a record for the birthweight of nearly one third of all newborns,” said co-author Julia Krasevec, a statistics and monitoring specialist at UNICEF.Besides Sweden, other countries with relatively few low birthweight babies included Finland (4.1 per cent), Iceland (4.2) Serbia (4.5), Norway (4.5), Albania (4.6), China (5), Croatia (5.1) and Cuba (5.3).Many large advanced economies fell in the 6-8 percent range, including France, the United States, Britain and Germany, Mexico and Brazil.Five countries, including Bangladesh, had low birthweight rates above 20 percent: Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Nepal, and the Philippines.last_img read more

Watch the trailer for Broken Age Double Fines Kickstarter game

first_imgA little over one year ago, Double Fine posted an adventure game project to Kickstarter and asked for $400,000 in funding. They didn’t announce any details at all at the time of the posting, stating only that it will be an adventure game, and come from a studio headed by one of the most prolific adventure game creators of all time, Tim Schafer. By the time funding closed, it raised $3.3 million. Impressively, this was the project that helped Kickstarter really take off to such astronomical heights, and it raised $3.3 million before seemingly every project and their mom’s project could raise that much.Now, Double Fine has released a teaser for the game, dubbed Broken Age, as well as revealed the overarching plot.Like the Kickstarter promised, the game is of the point-and-click adventure variety. It will tell the stories of a young boy and girl that happen to be leading parallel lives, as the above imagery suggests. The boy leads a lonesome life on a spaceship and is under the care of a “motherly computer.” The girl, meanwhile, has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a monster. Though Tim Schafer and Double Fine have recently worked on some intentionally not comedic games, Broken Age seems like it’ll be a heart-wrenching tale.Other Kickstarter projects — and ones that have raised more money than the Double Fine project — have already shipped. However, Broken Age — due to its Kickstarter pioneer status and the high pedigree of the development team — will be the prime example of what happens when a prestigious development team crowdsources its funding. Since its Double Fine, thankfully, it’ll most likely turn out just fine.And remember, the money raised from the Kickstarter is also going toward a documentary about the whole process made by 2 Player Productions, which does some very good work. So not only will we have a new game to play upon release, but a fancy documentary to watch.If you missed the Kickstarter, you can pre-order the game here, and get either beta access for $15, or Kickstarter backer access for $30.last_img read more