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Asked how happy he was about the performance of Indian Asked how happy he was about the performance of Indian players, Molina said, "I think all the Indian players did

FC Barcelona held by relegation-fighting Las Palmas

Lionel Messi goal went in vain as Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw by relegation-fighting Las Palmas on Thursday.The unexpected result has left Barcelona with a five-point lead in

Video: Ronaldo, Modric & Salah in quest to be The Best

first_imgBale, Ronaldo & Messi vie for FIFA Puskas Award FIFA’s The Best 2018: Nominees, Puskas Award & full guide ‘Salah beats Ronaldo & Modrics hands down to The Best award’ Who will win the Ballon d’Or 2018? Messi, Ronaldo & the contenders CR7 at Juventus: Goals, assists and statslast_img

Ranji Trophy, Group B, Day 1: Odisha shot out for 152 by Jharkhand

first_imgOdisha were bowled out for 152 runs by Jharkhand on the opening day of their Group B clash here on Thursday.Odisha slumped to the low score at the St Xavier’s College Ground due to a combination of slack batting and disciplined bowling.Jharkhand won the toss and elected to field and the decision was vindicated by left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem (4/31) and off-spinner Sunny Gupta (3/56), who were the chief wicket takers, bundling out Odisha in 84 overs.In reply, Jharkhand’s openers Anand Singh and Sumit Kumar saw off the four remaining overs, scoring 9/0.Sandeep Pattnaik (43) was the highest scorer for Odisha, followed by his opening partner Ranjit Singh (20).They put on 46 for the first wicket stand but after Ranjit’s departure in the 28th over, their innings fell apart as they lost wickets at regular intervals, ultimately folding for a very low score.Brief scores: Odisha first innings 152 (Sandeep Pattnaik 43, Ranjit Singh 20, Shahbaz Nadeem 4/31, Sunny Gupta 3/56)last_img read more

SPORT-ISL-COMMENTS 2

first_imgAsked how happy he was about the performance of Indian Asked how happy he was about the performance of Indian players, Molina said, “I think all the Indian players did a great job from the beginning. I was absolutely impressed about them, how they worked. They want to learn, they asked me how to improve their game. That was what impressed me. They are professional players and they have quality. Debjit did a great job. All of them, Pritam Kotal, Lalrindika Ralte, Keegan Pereira, I am absolutely happy. They did a great job.” Asked if he went blank after Jewel Raja scored from the final penalty to hand ATK the victory, Molina said, “No, I dont know. I dont remember what was in my mind. But I was absolutely happy after the final penalty. My family is here. They came here yesterday to watch the match.” Meanwhile, Kerala head coach Steve Coppell expressed his frustration at the scheduling in the lead-up to final. “We didnt lose, we drew the game. We lost the league on penalties, its cool and I would like to congratulate Kolkata and the game was even and anybody could have won, and two very tired teams played. From our point of view we played three games in seven days and we had to travel to Delhi when we should not have had to travel to Delhi (for the second semifinal leg),” he said. Before the final, Coppell had also said that as his side had finished higher (in second place) than Delhi (third place) after the league stage, Kerala should have played their second leg semifinals at home here. “I dont want to sound like sour grapes because Kolkata have won it. But we should have not had to travel to Delhi and after the game in Delhi we could not get any flights to fly out of Delhi and we had to stay in Delhi for a day and the next day we had to fly back to Kochi. “Because of air ticket issues we had to split the team in five different groups and the players started flying back at 5 oclock in the morning and the last players got to the hotel (here) at 8 oclock at night,” said the Englishman who has coached English Premier League sides, including Manchester City. “(Having all that in mind) I thought my players were fantastic and I can only compliment them on giving so much of themselves in the final match and throughout the league and the Kerala fans made the occasion and on behalf of the players and the support staff I would like to say thank you to the fans and sorry that we could not bring the trophy but it was a great experience.” MORE PTI PDS ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

738 apprentices posts vacant at BHEL

first_imgBharat Heavy Electricals Limited has released a notification inviting interested, eligible candidates for the posts of Apprentice, Engineer Trainee. The candidates may apply to the posts in the prescribed format on or before January 31.Vacancy details:Total posts: 738Name of the posts: ApprenticesEligibility criteria:Education qualification:The candidates should hold Class 10/ ITI/ NCVT from a recognised board or university.Age limit:The upper age limit of the candidates must not exceed 25 years. However, the reserved category candidates may apply in the prescribed format as per notification.Pay scale:For details on pay scale, please check the notification.Selection process:The candidates will be selected on the basis of merit list.How to apply:Visit the official website, www.bhelbpl.co.inFill the online application as per notificationUpload the scanned copies of the documentsClick on Submit and take a print out for further referenceSend the application in the following addressAddress:Post Box No- 35, Post Office Piplani, BHEL Bhopal- 462022Important date:The candidates have to submit the online application in the prescribed format by January 31.Read: Work at Kashmir Central University: Vacancies open for Clerical, Assistant posts Read: Uttar Pradesh PSC is hiring for 125 posts of Sports Officer, Medical Officer and others: Apply nowClick here for government job related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu CM to meet PM Narendra Modi today to ask for ordinance, wants protest withdrawn

first_imgAs protests demanding lifting of ban on jallikattu rocked Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to seek an ordinance allowing the bull-taming sport.Panneerselvam has also requested the protesters – thousands gathered at Chennai’s Marina Beach alone – to give up their demonstration.The Supreme Court had on January 12 rejected a plea urging it to pass judgement on the sport before the Pongal festival.The apex court had outlawed Jallikattu in 2014 and the state government’s review petition was also dismissed last December. It has also reserved judgement on a matter related to the Centre’s notification of last year to exempt Jallikattu from the ban.The Madras High Court today said it will not “interfere” on the issue of protests in Chennai against the ban on Jallikattu, holding that the Supreme Court was seized of the matter.Meanwhile, a massive state-wide protest, being held demanding holding of jallikattu and banning the animal rights group PETA, entered second day today.The demonstration began on Tuesday morning after the news of the arrest of jallikattu protesters in Alanganallur town of Madurai district spread.A number of Tamil Nadu politicians, actors and celebrities have come out in support of the bull-taming sport.ALSO READ:  Jallikattu: As Tamil Nadu CM watches MGR movie, angry Marina Beach protesters ask where OPS isALSO READ: As talks of Sasikala heading Tamil Nadu grow louder, CM Panneerselvam says will follow Amma’s pathWATCH VIDEO : Panneerselvam to meet PM Modi for ordinance on resumption of jallikattuadvertisementlast_img read more

Everton offer one-year deal to Jose Baxter after drug ban

first_imgEverton have offered former player Jose Baxter a 12-month contract after his one-year ban for testing positive for cocaine ends in June, the club has said.Baxter, who is the youngest player to represent Everton when he made his debut in 2008 at 16, tested positive for cocaine last February while he was playing for Sheffield United.He was banned by a Football Association (FA) panel in August, having already been given a suspended punishment in 2015 after testing positive for ecstasy, with a hearing accepting that his drink had been spiked.”I’m speechless. Not many people get a second chance and here’s me with a third chance,” Baxter was quoted as saying by the Times.Baxter will be working with David Unsworth’s under-23 squad and the coach urged the midfielder not to take his new lease of life for granted.”It can be anything he wants it to be… he will be treated like an under-23 player. It is up to him and down to his football performances. Nothing else,” Unsworth said.”He will be given the same opportunities as everyone else. He is one of our own, but I have said to Jose, in no uncertain terms, that this is your last chance.”last_img read more

BCCI treasurer had objected to cash award for Virat Kohli’s all-conquering India

first_imgSoon after India had beaten Australia in a gruelling contest, an announcement was made that the players would be given a cash incentive of Rs 50 lakh each, Rs 25 lakh to coach Anil Kumble and Rs 15 lakh each to the support staff.This was a move initiated by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and the CEO. Once this was communicated to the BCCI office bearers Anirudh Chaudhary the treasurer is said to have opposed to the idea saying such awards can only be announced at general body meetings. (Kohli says friendship with Australian cricketers over)Members of the CoA speaking to India Today confirmed the statement saying, “forever it has been the president who has made such announcements. Now it is the CoA. Why the treasurer was objecting we don’t know.” (Bengaluru Test win was the defining moment this home season: Kohli)They also said, “India have won today. What is the point of announcing the award three weeks later. It will look strange if we did so.”ALSO WATCHOverruling the treasurer, CoA chairman Vinod Rai and the members of CoA asked the CEO to go ahead and announce the cash award for Virat Kohli and his team. (If someone pokes us, we won’t back down: Kohli)India defeated Australia by eight wickets in the fourth and final Test at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.With a 2-1 series victory, Team India also retained its No.1 position in the ICC Test Team Rankings.advertisementlast_img read more

SEE PICS: Shah Rukh Khan and AbRam’s matching tattoos are just too adorable

first_imgDuring the last season of the Indian Premiere League, Shah Rukh Khan did not miss an opportunity to cheer for his team Kolkata Knight Riders, but it was his tiny tot AbRam who stole the show. Last night, the actor was present with his son at Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders match held at Rajkot, and fans just could not get enough of them.Interestingly, SRK and the three-and-a-half-year-old were seen sporting matching tattoos. Social media was flooded with pictures of the father-son duo. Shah Rukh was on cloud nine, when his team defated the opponents by 10 wickets. “Punjab se Gujarat?only Pyaar?AmiKKR. Awesome @GautamGambhir @lynny50 my KKR boys & @VenkyMysore Thx Rajkot (sic),” he tweeted.Punjab se Gujarat?only Pyaar?AmiKKR. Awesome @GautamGambhir @lynny50 my KKR boys & @VenkyMysore Thx Rajkot. pic.twitter.com/AlBAiytIEd- Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 7, 2017The actor is currently shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s next with Anushka Sharma in Punjab. The yet-untitled film is set to release on August 11 this year, and will clash with Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha at the box office.SEE PIC: Shah Rukh’s valentine is AbRam, father-son out for late-night walk ALSO READ: Karan Johar opens up on fight with Shah Rukh Khan, love for AbRamALSO WATCH: Shah Rukh Khan tweets pic of his youngest son AbRamlast_img read more

Network for Good Donation Buttons

first_imgDonation Buttons The Donate Now donation button is available in a variety of sizes and colors to coordinate with your website design, email campaign templates, etc.Right click on the button and save it to your desktop, or scroll down below to download a ZIP file of all the buttons.last_img

Mobile giving spikes with Haiti Relief

first_imgMobile giving for Haiti is well over $7 million already. Here are my thoughts on the impact of technology on fundraising and the relief effort in an interview last night on Marketplace.If you haven’t given yet, please do.last_img

Feedback is the breakfast of champions

first_imgI wish I’d said, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions,” but I didn’t. It was Ken Blanchard. It’s a great soundbite summarizing three things that are incredibly important yet incredibly hard.1. Listening well.2. Accepting feedback.3. Evolving accordingly.I guess that’s why feedback is the breakfast of champions. Like eating your Wheaties, it’s healthy — to know what you can do better. As a perfectionist, I find it painful at times, but tough news trumps hollow praise when it comes to personal growth. This also holds true for relationship building, organizational growth and donor relations. Ask for feedback. It makes you stronger.last_img

If you’re a fundraiser, read this for inspiration

first_imgI’ve been reading Lynne Twist’s wonderful book, The Soul of Money. I recommend it: It’s a wonderful set of reflections and stories that weave lessons that are part spiritual, part self-help and all fundraising. Twist’s take on money and giving and life was deeply enlightening and inspiring to me. It made me happy.If you’re having a bad day, read what she says about her work fundraising for The Hunger Project:Fundraising to end hunger wasn’t just a job or a fad or a political statement for me. It was an expression of my own soulful commitment, and as such, I could only do it in a way that would call on people to reconnect with their own higher calling, or soulful longing, to be the kind of people they wanted to be, the kind of difference they wanted to make, and see how they could express that with their money. So rather than feeling that fundraising was a matter of twisting arms for a donation or playing on emotions to manipulate money from contributions, it became for me an arena in which I was able to create an opportunity for people to engage in their greatness.So well said.We aren’t here to extract money from people. We’re here to give people the chance to do wonderful things in the world. What a gift of a job.last_img read more

Manana money: The curious psychology of pledging

first_imgWe humans find it harder to deny ourselves an immediate benefit than one to wait for something further in the future, even if it’s a better investment to be patient. (I love the name of this phenomenon: hyberbolic discounting.)As shown in the research summarized in the book, Consumer Insights: Findings from Behavioral Research, this is why we buy the cheaper refrigerator now even if a pricier, energy saving version leads to bigger savings over time. It’s why we hire an experienced person who can contribute right away rather than going for the brilliant but inexperienced job candidate who will do more for our organization over time. Interestingly, the rate of our discounting of the future depends on context. Discounting is higher, according to Consumer Insights, when the amount is smaller. It’s higher for gains than losses, and it’s higher when delaying a current amount than when expediting a future amount.Which brings me to pledging. It’s another form of delaying the pain of spending. As I read more and more about hyperbolic discounting, I see useful insights for fundraisers. It’s easier to give away money mentally ahead of time than in a moment when there are other temptations. That is an interesting way to look at people who just aren’t giving now.If you are struggling with donors who won’t donate now, give them the immediate benefit of donating while deferring the cost. Let someone have the quick reward of feeling good about themselves by pledging to give money – but let them cough up the cash later. Pledging is a great call to action for those folks. But for those ready to give, ask for the dollars. Always. Especially this time of year.last_img read more

What can you bring to the table?

first_imgSometimes, as a freelancer, Thanksgiving can feel like a famine for one.We face limited access to benefits, no safety net, excessive taxation, client nonpayment, and unsteady income streams.It’s a poor setting for a workforce rich in creativity, ingenuity, and motivation. But, the truth is, we’re not at a table for one. We’re sitting at a vast communal table of almost 54 million workers.And, between us, we have the ingredients for something better.This Thanksgiving, let’s make the choice to bring something to the table.Whether it’s sharing a nonpayment story to support the #FreelanceIsntFree campaign, offering a fellow freelancer advice in Hives, or attending a local Spark event just to shake some hands, I challenge you to join the conversation.When we come together in solidarity, we create more abundance for all. It’s here, in that little crack of light, that I find grace. Do you?_Not because of victoriesI sing,having none,but for the common sunshine,the breeze,the largess of the spring.Not for victorybut for the day’s work doneas well as I was able;not for a seat upon the daisbut at the common table._- Te Deum, Charles ReznikoffA new soul and media geek, Laura writes about sustainability, community, poetry and pop culture. Find her @Pennyscientist or on Freelancers Union.last_img read more

Error-prone Liverpool have not improved under Juergen Klopp: Alan Shearer

first_imgFormer England striker Alan Shearer has said Liverpool have made no significant headway under Juergen Klopp since the German replaced Brendan Rodgers as the Merseyside club’s manager in 2015.Rodgers was sacked with Liverpool struggling at both ends of the pitch and Klopp’s appointment was seen as something of a coup for Liverpool’s owners, the Boston-based Fenway Sports Group.Klopp’s success over seven years at Borussia Dortmund made him one of Europe’s most sought after managers, but with Liverpool struggling defensively, former Newcastle United captain Shearer said he was no better than his predecessor.”The truth… is that Liverpool are no different under boss Klopp than they were under Brendan Rodgers,” Shearer wrote in his column for The Sun newspaper on Monday, after Liverpool were held to a 1-1 Premier League draw at home by Burnley at the weekend.”What I witnessed on Saturday in their draw at home to Burnley was laughable. I am left wondering just what he does on the training ground when the same defensive errors are repeated week in, week out.”Reuters Photo Liverpool’s defensive frailties have come to the fore this season after the club drew 3-3 with Watford in their league opener last month.A Champions League qualifying win over Hoffenheim across two legs, a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace and a 4-0 dismantling of Arsenal gave rise to early optimism, but the team have not won any of their last three games in all competitions.Liverpool were beaten 5-0 at Manchester City in the league after the Arsenal game and conceded a late equaliser to draw 2-2 at home with Sevilla in the Champions League in midweek, before Saturday’s disappointing draw against Burnley.advertisementKlopp’s team travel to Leicester City in the League Cup on Tuesday, with the manager indicating that he will give new signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain his first start of the season.last_img read more

FIFA U-17 World Cup: We are feeling like home since we got here, says Brazil coach

first_imgBrazil coach Carlos Amadeu conceded that his players were a bit nervous after conceding an early goal but gave credit to his players for regrouping themselves to score two goals and beat Spain 2-1 in their FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign opener here today.”They (Spain) scored a goal in the beginning of the match and it was difficult. Our players were a bit nervous after the goal but they remained calm and started to play their football to score two goals,” Amadeu said after the match.”In the second half, Spain were better. They had many corner kicks but our defence was very solid. Spain could not shoot the ball over. Our goalkeeper played very well today. It was was a really an equal game,” he said.Praising his players, the coach said, “It (Conceding the goal early) was bad for us for sure. Professional teams, professional players would have to bear with the situation.”You can imagine these guys are playing their first World Cup.”After the first goal, we kept getting better in the first half and could score two goals.”He said he was a relieved man that his side began their campaign with a win.”It was the first game in such a high level. We know how important is to win the first match. In the last U-17 World Cup in 2015 we lost our first game and we went to the second game against England totally nervous. Thank god we could win today. It was very difficult for us today. Spain played a very nice football.”advertisementAmadeu thanked the crowd for the overwhelming support to his team.”When we got into the pitch, the crowd was shouting for us and supporting us. It was really nice. We have to congratulate you for this kind of public. It is very important to have the crowd in your side. We wanted to give it back because it is very important for us all over the competition,” the Brazil coach said.”It’s a good pitch. It’s a very nice facility to play football and we could play our football here. We are feeling like home since we got here.”Spain’s Santiago Denia rued that his side did not take the chances that came their way.”It was an equally contested match. We played well in the first 10 minutes. After the first goal, Brazil started to attack and they had a very good first half. We played better in the second half and we could have equalised. We had chances but could not score. We still have areas to improve and we will try to do that. We still have Niger and North Korea to play,” he said.Asked about the impact of humidity on his players, he said, “So many players, not just from Spain but from Brazil had muscular problems. Humidity played its part. We have been here just for four days and still we have to adapt. We will try to adapt with the climate.””We are working with our doctors and physios to improve,” said Denia.last_img read more

Sri Lanka paceman Dasun Shanaka fined for ball-tampering

first_imgSri Lanka all-rounder Dasun Shanaka has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for “changing the condition of the ball” during the second day of the ongoing Test against India, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said.The 26-year-old will also receive three demerit points on his disciplinary record after he was caught on TV picking near the seam of the ball during the 50th over of India’s first innings and was charged by match officials.”After the day’s play, Shanaka admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by David Boon of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing,” the ICC said in a statement.Players who receive four or more demerit points within a 24-month period will be suspended under the ICC regulations.”These are early days in Dasun’s career and I am sure this sanction will ensure he is more careful when maintaining the condition of the ball in the future,” Boon said.last_img read more

SA vs IND, 2nd Test Day 2: Virat Kohli rock solid as India and South Africa share honours

first_imgVirat Kohli was at his sublime best as he led India’s resistance on the second day of the second Test at the SuperSport Park, Centurion on Sunday.India reached 183/5 at stumps in Pretoria with Kohli batting on 85 not out, nearing his 21st hundred, and Hardik Pandya at the other end batting on 11.India trail South Africa by 152 runs having bowled their hosts out for 335 just before lunch on a slow wicket that has bounce, but little lateral movement.The pair seek to eke out a first innings lead in the knowledge that batting last on a wicket already showing variable bounce will be a challenge.That’s stumps on Day 2 of the 2nd Test with India 183/5 (Virat 85*, Pandya 11*), trail South Africa (335) by 152 runs.More details here – https://t.co/BsnwXVbymC #SAvIND #FreedomSeries pic.twitter.com/pBMBiQMy1z— BCCI (@BCCI) January 14, 2018India have tried to be positive with the bat, but have lost wickets at regular intervals, with the top seven so far failing to provide support for Kohli.The openers took the score to 28 before losing their first wicket when Lokesh Rahul (10) was caught and bowled by Morne Morkel, misjudging a delivery that held up on the surface.They lost another wicket on the next ball when new batsman Cheteshwar Pujara took on the arm of Ngidi at mid-on and lost, run out by a direct hit.Murali Vijay (46) added 79 for the third wicket with his captain before he edged spinner Keshav Maharaj (1-53) to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.Rohit Sharma (10) was trapped leg before wicket by the world’s leading Test bowler Kagiso Rabada (1-33), before Ngidi (1-26) delighted the home crowd with his first Test wicket – Parthiv Patel (19) edging to De Kock.advertisementKohli has played a superb innings in trying to hold the India effort together, scoring at a brisk pace as well with his 85 coming off 130 deliveries.India had earlier taken the final four South African wickets in their innings for 66 runs in the morning session.WATCHHome captain Faf du Plessis struck a well-compiled 63 before he was bowled by Ishant Sharma (3-46), but the pick of the tourists’ attack was spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who claimed 4-113 and also had three catches dropped off his bowling.Mohammed Shami became the seventh Indian fast bowler to 100 Test wickets when he had Maharaj caught by Patel, the third quickest to reach that mark in his 29th Test after Kapil Dev (25 Tests) and Irfan Pathan (28).South Africa lead the three-Test series 1-0 after a 72-run victory in Cape Town in the opening fixture.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

FC Barcelona held by relegation-fighting Las Palmas

first_imgLionel Messi goal went in vain as Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw by relegation-fighting Las Palmas on Thursday.The unexpected result has left Barcelona with a five-point lead in La Liga ahead of their top-of-the-table showdown with Atletico Madrid this weekend.Messi fired Barca ahead in the 21st minute with a thunderous free-kick into the top corner but third-bottom Las Palmas pulled themselves back into the game with a penalty by Jonathan Calleri three minutes into the second half.The Argentine forward sidefooted the spot kick into the top corner after stand-in defender Lucas Digne was judged to have handled the ball after it hit the post, the first time Barca have given away a spot kick in the league for over two years.The Catalans had little fortune with refereeing decisions and their players and coach Ernesto Valverde were furious when Las Palmas goalkeeper Leandro Chichizola was not punished for appearing to handle the ball outside of the area.Barca have 66 points and lead the table from Atletico, who visit the Nou Camp on Sunday having won their last eight games in all competitions. Barca have drawn four of their last eight. Third-placed Real Madrid have 51 points with Valencia on 50.Valverde told reporters he still did not know if the penalty had been given for Digne’s handball or a foul and the usually pragmatic coach could not hide his despair at the decision.”The penalty came as a shock to us because of how it was awarded. We felt that they equalised with an ‘invisible’ penalty, they grew stronger after that and we played in too much of a hurry,” the agitated Valverde said.advertisement”We really wanted to leave here with three points. In the first half we felt we were always creating danger and their players kept on picking up yellow cards. We went ahead in the first half but it was not a big enough margin.”Las Palmas coach Paco Jemez snapped a miserable run of eight consecutive defeats to Barca from when he was in charge of Rayo Vallecano and said his team were slowly but surely finding their feet in their fight against the drop.”Right now we sure are playing like a team, we’re able to help each other out and keep fighting until the last minute,” he said. “We’re still not creating as many chances as we are capable of but I’m seeing signs of progress.”Taking a point against Barca gives us more belief than if it was any old point,” he added.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more