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Minutes after India’s surprise announcement of a 10 percent long-term capital gains tax on equities, Rakshit Sethi’s inbox began filling with emails from worried foreign investors. Sethi, managing director at investment firm Fair Value Capital, could offer few words of comfort.“There is no way to sugar coat it,” he said. “This will have a direct impact.”Even before a sharp sell-off in global markets at the start of this week, foreign investors had responded with dismay after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday that India would tax capital gains for equity investments held more than a year starting on April 1, re-imposing a tax scrapped in 2004.Read it at Reuters Related Items
SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 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 DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Although Golovkin will start as a clear favorite, Rolls is adamant he has the tools to cause the former world champion problems.“I’ve won national championships and represented my country, and Golovkin is just a man,” the 35-year-old said. “I’m coming to win this fight and put my name among the best middleweights in the world.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: WBC/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on September 13, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin will defend his titles against Canelo Alvarez in a rematch on September 15 at T-Mobile Arena. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPFormer middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin will fight undefeated Canadian Steve Rolls in June as he returns to the ring following his defeat to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez last year.Golovkin, 37 will take on Rolls on June 8 at Madison Square Garden, New York, as he launches a comeback that could culminate with a third fight against Alvarez later this year.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The hard-hitting Kazakhstan veteran lost his WBC, IBO and WBA titles last year when he was defeated by Alvarez via majority decision at their Las Vegas rematch, one year after a controversial draw.Since that defeat, Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) has signed a new six-fight deal with DAZN, the sports streaming platform.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“I am very excited to be returning to the ring and bringing the Big Drama Show back to Madison Square Garden,” Golovkin said. “The Garden’s fans are fantastic.”The Toronto-based Rolls has compiled an unbeaten record with 19 wins out of 19 including 10 knockouts. Back in the series Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
London: Bournemouth climbed to third place in the Premier League as they won away at Southampton for the first time with a 3-1 triumph in Friday’s south-coast derby.They profited from first-half goals by Nathan Ake and Harry Wilson but had to fight off a home resurgence after the break before wrapping up the points with a Callum Wilson goal to end a run of 15 previous games without a win at Saints. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe said: “In the first half, we were okay but I don’t think we hit the heights we know we are capable of, but we had the spirit, drive and determination to win and sometimes that is the most important ingredient.”Ake’s 10th minute header from the game’s first corner handed Bournemouth the early ascendancy at St Mary’s Stadium.It might have been a bigger lead but Josh King’s 25th minute effort was chalked off as VAR ruled him offside by the width of his foot after he netted at the end of a swift counter attack.However, 10 minutes later another quick turnover saw the Scandinavian duo of King and Philip Billing storming down the left to set up Harry Wilson for his third goal of the season.DEFENSIVE MIX-UPSouthampton’s fortunes changed after the break when visiting captain Steve Cook bundled over Che Adams and James Ward-Prowse converted the subsequent 53rd minute penalty.Nathan Redmond and Ward Prowse went close with efforts from the edge of the box soon after and, with 15 minutes to go, a vital block from Bournemouth defender Jack Stacey stopped Redmond scoring the equaliser.Callum Wilson made sure of the victory after a mix-up in the home defence allowed him an easy finish into an open net deep in stoppage time.A long kick upfield from Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was chased by Wilson who benefited as Southampton keeper Angus Gunn and defender Jan Bednarek both hesitated in a horrendous blunder.”It shows we are getting to be a bit more consistent. Last season, or maybe a few seasons ago, we would have ended up drawing that game 2-2,” said Wilson, who now has four goals this season.Bournemouth reached 10 points from their first six matches of the campaign with 11th placed Southampton staying on seven.”We lost the game in the first half but after we changed our shape for the second half we won every second ball and we had 25 shots on goal,” said Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuettl.”But the most important stat is the goals and there we lost by two.” bournemouthCallum WilsonEddie HoweHarry Wilson First Published: September 21, 2019, 8:26 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
Raheem Sterling has praised Jadon Sancho for taking the brave decision to leave Manchester City and head for Borussia Dortmund.The teenage winger surprised many when he moved to Germany last year, but a bold call has been handsomely rewarded.Sancho has seen regular minutes in the Bundesliga, while offering an impressive number of assists, and has broken through into the senior England squad. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Those opportunities were unlikely to have come his way had he remained on the fringes of a star-studded squad at the Etihad Stadium.Sterling, a current star for reigning Premier League champions City, told reporters of Sancho’s ambition: “For someone so young to back themselves to go abroad is a credit to them.”To go abroad so young and back yourself, that shows a lot about the person. He could have taken the easy route and stayed at City but he saw himself developing better.”That’s what it’s about in football – you have to judge your own situation and he did that perfectly and all credit to him.”He has knuckled down in Germany and, when you’re that age, it’s probably something you need. To have that seclusion and be by yourself a bit and to concentrate solely on football. I’m really happy for him.”Sterling has also hailed Sancho’s work ethic and is not surprised the 18-year-old has eased seamlessly into international football.The highly-rated youngster replaced Sterling with 12 minutes remaining in England’s goalless draw with Croatia on Friday to become the first player born this millennium to represent the Three Lions.Sancho impressed during his short cameo and Sterling says he always knew that an exciting prospect had what it takes to succeed at the highest level.”He is a really good talent and someone I’ve thought highly of since the first time I saw him at Manchester City when he was training with us in pre-season,” he added:”I thought highly of him – his work ethic and what he does with the ball. I know him really well and he’s someone that is really modest but when he’s on the field he wants to express his ability.”Sancho and Sterling will be hoping to see more minutes for their country on Monday when England take in a Nations League clash with Spain in Seville.
“An event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current way of doing or thinking about something,” that is the definition of a game changer in the Oxford dictionary.Every once in a while in any sport there comes a game changer. An athlete who doesn’t necessarily become the greatest player but he/she completely changes the face of the sport forever.Cricket has witnessed some legendary players over the years like Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Michael Holding, Dennis Lillee to name a few. But the sport has been blessed by very few game changers.Virender Sehwag is one such player in the extremely exclusive club who changed the dynamics of the sport forever.Sehwag announced his arrival on the big stage on November 3 in 2001, making his Test debut for India against South Africa at Bloemfontein. Back then, Sehwag was a middle-order batsman who had already earned the reputation of being a hard-hitting batsman in the one-day format.The Proteas had won the toss and put India in to bat first on a good batting surface. But the visitors had disastrous start, losing the first three wickets for just 51 runs. Sachin Tendulkar was at the crease and was quickly running out of batting partners. That is when Sehwag joined him in the middle.Back then, Sehwag looked like a carbon-copy of Tendulkar, his childhood hero. The young batsman from Najafgarh teamed up with the Little Master and added 220 runs for the fifth wicket. Sehwag scored a patient 105 off 173 balls with 19 boundaries and announced himself on the biggest of stages.advertisement#OnThisDay in 2001 @virendersehwag made his Test debut against South Africa and scored a century in a stand of 220 with @sachin_rt! pic.twitter.com/hpJyCCqKrH- ICC (@ICC) November 3, 2017He became the 11th Indian to score a hundred on debut and the 73rd batsman overall to achieve the feat in Test cricket. India though, lost the Test match by 9 wickets. Sehwag scored 13 runs in the second Test and was suspended for the unofficial third match for over excessive appealing.It wasn’t until 2002 that skipper Sourav Ganguly and the Indian team management made the decision to try out Sehwag in the opening slot in Test cricket after the repeated failures of the regular openers in the squad. The rest is history.Sehwag became the idea which effected a significant shift in the current way of doing or thinking in Test cricket. He went on to score 8586 runs in the format at an average of 49.34 with 23 hundreds and 32 half-centuries.As an opener, Sehwag played 99 Test matches in which he amassed 8207 runs at an average of 50.04 with 22 tons and 30 fifties. During this time, he scored two triple hundreds, a record which he holds with Don Bradman, Brian Lara and Chris Gayle.Throughout his career Sehwag never perfected his batting technique and he didn’t need to either. His footwork was almost non-existent but his hand-and-eye-coordination was such that he scored his runs at a rapid pace.The free-spirited and courageous Sehwag broke all traditions and stereotypes to gain the reputation of being the most destructive opener in Test cricket.Nobody expected him to become a legend in the longest format given his far-from-perfect technique. But the Nawab of Najafgarh became a legendary figure in the sport.It’s been four years since he retired and the sport of cricket is yet to find another game changer like Virender Sehwag.
Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack One of the most underutilized features of LinkedIn Company Pages is the ability to target your company’s product page based on demographics such as job function, industry, and geographic location. In doing do, visitors to your company page will only get shown the products that are most relevant to them, increasing their chances of clicking on a link. Leveraging this feature will help you create a more targeted and thus, a more optimized experience for your page visitors. When used correctly, it’s also an amazing way to convert your social media prospects into more qualified sales leads .Smart marketers should set up their targeted LinkedIn Company Product Page variations as soon as possible. But don’t worry — it’s simple! Here are 7 easy steps to create targeted LinkedIn Company Product Page variations for your business . (Note: You’ll need to add the products/services you want to feature to your products page prior to setting up your targeting options. To do so, click Add a product or service in the Admin tools dropdown menu in your Products tab.) 6 Simple Steps to Targeted LinkedIn Company Product Page Variations Step 1: On your LinkedIn Company Page’s Products tab, click the arrow next to the Admin tools button, and click Edit . Step 2: On the Products page, click the button that reads ‘ Create New Audience .’ Step 3: Now it’s time to build your audience. Name your target audience first, and then check off which targets best fit that specific audience under the categories Company Size , Job Function , Industry , Seniority , and Geography . Some of these categories can get even more granular as well, which is also a nice feature. For example, the Industry category can be targeted as broad as “Consumer Goods” or as specific as “Wines and Spirits.” The Geography category can zone in as specific as greater metropolitan areas. If you are unsure about how to target your specific products, one way to gain beneficial insights into potential LinkedIn audiences is via the Member Statistics feature available for all LinkedIn groups ( click here to learn how ).Once you finish your targeting preferences, click ‘ Save and exit .’ Step 4: After you’ve finished selecting your targeting preferences, then it’s time to tailor your message to that specific audience segment. Are these visitors small business owners from New York City? Or are they CEOs of mid-sized companies? Here, it’s important to make sure that you craft a message that will intrigue members of this specific audience and address their particular needs. What wouldn’t you be able to originally say on the DEFAULT audience tab because it would alienate other potential customers? Now is your chance to say it. In your messaging, show how your company’s products and services can fulfill that specific audience’s particular business needs. Step 5: After setting up the messaging for your target audience, choose the specific products and services that particular audience segment would be likely to convert on. Don’t limit these to actual products and services, either. Think about featuring product demos or trials as well as offering ebooks you’ve written or webinars you’ve hosted. Are there any offers that you created to generate a specific type of lead? Here’s a great place to promote it and extend the life of your more niche lead gen efforts! LinkedIn allows you to include up to 5 products/services on each targeted page variation. (Remember: As we mentioned earlier, you’ll need to add these products/services to your products page prior to setting up your targeting options. To do so, click Add a product or service in the Admin tools dropdown menu in your Products tab.) Step 6: Once you’ve finished setting up your targeting and product offers, you’re all set! If you want to create a slightly altered version of your first targeted page, just click on Settings for that particular page (see Arrow A below), click Duplicate , and make whatever targeting changes you need for your next audience segment. Once you are done, click the Publish button (see Arrow B below). Congratulations! You’ve just successfully completed setup for audience targeting on your LinkedIn Company Product Page! Step 7: Although it’s somewhat difficult to measure your company product page’s performance based on your individual targeting, you can measure the performance of your product offers overall. So for example, if you have a demo offer set up on your “DEFAULT” segment and your “Business Owners” segment, you can only measure performance of that demo offer across those two tabs combined. However, there is one workaround that you can implement. If you create banner “ads” on your page besides the standard dropdown box offers, you can add a tracking token to each image and measure how successfully those particular offers performed.Furthermore, you’ll also want to use your marketing analytics tool to track the effect of your LinkedIn targeting on the referral traffic and leads you’re generating from LinkedIn to your business’ website. Do you notice an increase in visits and leads?Setting up customize targeting for your LinkedIn Company Product Page is really easy to do. It’s also a great way to optimize your social media presence to pump up your lead gen efforts on LinkedIn ! What are you waiting for? Start kicking butt on LinkedIn with targeted product page variations now!Image Credit: viZZZual.com Topics: Originally published Dec 21, 2011 1:30:00 PM, updated February 01 2017 LinkedIn Company Pages
543Save Writing Skills Writing for the web isn’t easy. Sure, you want to get your point across. That’s a given.But what you really want is to spark people’s interest, engage their emotions, maybe even generate some real excitement about the stuff you’re writing about. Heck, you’re excited about it. Is it so much to ask that others might get excited, too?Not at all. But we as writers tend to get into trouble when we try to make punctuation do the job that words are supposed to do. Words are what we should use to get our readers excited about our content, not punctuation. That’s what language is for, after all. It’s an amazing tool for communicating ideas, conveying emotion, and yes, even stoking the fires of excitement in others. Download 6 Free Blog Post Templates NowThe trouble is, words are hard work. Even professional writers struggle to find the right words when we want to persuade, to energize, to goad others into action. So it’s not too surprising that we often fall back on using punctuation to lend us a hand. But it’s a trap. And exclamation marks are the biggest trap of them all. Overused all over the web, these hardworking little symbols are the smiley faces of the punctuation world. We rely on them far too heavily when what we really need to do is go back to our words and try to make them convey more precisely what we’re trying to say.Don’t ask punctuation to do a word’s job, is what we’re saying. It dilutes your message, makes you look unprofessional, and leaves you with nowhere to go when you actually do need an exclamation mark. But how’s a web writer to know when an exclamation mark is actually called for? Well, to start, you could use the handy flow chart below (written by me and designed by Tyler Littwin).(Click here to enlarge the image.)543Save Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Originally published Jan 23, 2015 6:00:00 AM, updated August 25 2017
Topics: 181Save Originally published Jul 13, 2015 12:00:00 PM, updated February 01 2017 Writing Skills When was the last time you paid attention to how you dot your i’s and cross your t’s? Probably never. Well, you may want to grab whatever handwritten notes you have handy and take a look.As it turns out, how you write can indicate more than 5,000 personality traits. The size and shape of your letters, spacing between words, and even how hard you press your pen down can signify all sorts of characteristics. It can even give clues about your health and energy levels.Curious to know what your handwriting says about you? Check out the infographic below from National Pen to start your own analysis.181Save Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack
There’s a reason we’re so invested in movies and watching something play out on a screen versus reading a book about the same topic.Motion is exciting to us, and often conveys a message difficult to express through text alone.Granted, watching animated logos all day isn’t quite as fun as binge-watching The Office, but nonetheless, it still often wins in a contest against its static alternative — doesn’t it?Download 195+ visual marketing design templates to use for social media posts, infographics, and more. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the coolest animated logos businesses are using today. These logos are so sleek and pragmatic, they’ll likely inspire you to beg for a redesign of your own company logo.If you don’t believe me, let the exploding Skype name speak for itself.1. ShazamImage courtesy of Oleg Turbaba. 2. SkypeImage courtesy of Pivotal.3. NikeImage courtesy of JustCreative.com.4. FedExImage courtesy of JustCreative.com. 5. LuxImage courtesy of Mucho. 6. SpotifyImage courtesy of Oliver Keane.7. Feral SphereImage courtesy of Mind Design. 8. BrikkImage courtesy of Gun Karlsson.9. SelloImage courtesy of Latham Arnott.10. UntimeImage courtesy of Tony Pinkevich. 11. FirefoxImage courtesy of Latham Arnott.12. Flight PRImage courtesy of Dia.13. OpenViewImage courtesy of Pentagram. 14. Cub StudioImage courtesy of Fraser Davidson.15. UgmonkImage courtesy of Seth Eckert.16. Arzábal’s Food TruckImage courtesy of Behance. 17. Two Twelve StudioImage courtesy of Behance. 18. ScoutImage courtesy of Dave Chenell. 19. FuzbizImage courtesy of Mattias Peresini. 20. AMAImage courtesy of David Stanfield.21. IkeaImage courtesy of Nikita Melnikov.22. HypercompactImage courtesy of Evgeny Skidanov.23. SlingshotImage courtesy of Anastasiia Andriichuk.24. CrowdStrikeImage courtesy of Seth Eckert.25. GoogleImage courtesy of Adam Grabowski.26. GlugImage courtesy of Marcus Chaloner. Originally published Jun 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM, updated July 12 2019 Don’t forget to share this post! Topics: Design Trends
Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener was on Friday appointed as the assistant batting coach of the national team for the three-match Twenty20 series against India in September.Cricket South Africa (CSA) also announced that former pacer Vincent Barnes will serve as the assistant bowling coach. While Justin Ontong will retain his position as the assistant fielding coach in Enoch Nkwe’s Proteas management.”In terms of the new team structure the Team Director appoints his three assistant coaches who have specific skills focus in the three key disciplines of batting, bowling and fielding,” CSA Acting Director, Corrie van Zyl, said in a statement.”Former Proteas all-rounder Lance Klusener will fill the role of assistant coach (batting) for the T20 Series only as he is currently not available for all formats.”Klusener, considered one of the best all-rounders of his generation, has collected 1906 runs and 80 wickets in Tests, as well as 3576 runs and 192 wickets in ODIs.He took up coaching with domestic side Hollywoodbets Dolphins from 2012-2016 before being appointed as batting coach for the Zimbabwe national team.In July this year, he was appointed as the head coach of the Glasgow Giants for the cancelled inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.”His record as one of the best all-rounders in the world, particularly in white ball cricket, during his playing career speaks for itself and he also has extensive coaching experience both at franchise and international level,” van Zyl said.Barnes has a long history with the Proteas, having served as the bowling and then assistant coach from 2003 until 2011.advertisement”Vincent Barnes will be the assistant coach (bowling). He also has extensive coaching experience at international level and his knowledge of playing conditions in India will make his contribution invaluable. Vincent currently also fills the role of the HP Bowling Lead for CSA.”Ontong, who has represented the national side in all three formats, also served as South Africa’s fielding coach under Ottis Gibson before the restructuring.”Justin Ontong will fill the role of assistant coach (fielding). He has built up a strong relationship with the players over the last two years and is an acknowledged expert in this department,” the statement said.Van Zyle also said: “Team director Enoch is targeting a batting coach who has extensive knowledge of Indian conditions for the Test series and we will be in a position to announce this successful candidate shortly.”Van Zyl added that all the technical staff — performance analyst Prasanna Agoram, strength and conditioning coach Greg King and physiotherapist Craig Govender — will continue in their positions, although Govender will be replaced temporarily for the India tour after he had knee surgery.South Africa will travel to India for a three-match T20 series starting September 15. The two sides will then compete in a three-match Test series.Also Read | IND vs WI: Will try to sneak up wickets in morning session, says Kemar RoachAlso see:
Test cricket can be pleasing to the eye if it is played on good pitches, batting great Sachin Tendulkar said on Sunday, terming the 22-yard strip the longest format’s “heart” and key to its revival.To support his point, Tendulkar cited, as example, the surface used for the Ashes Test at Lord’s last week, which saw a fierce contest between Steve Smith and Jofra Archer.”The heart of Test cricket is the kind of surface that you play on. If you provide good pitches, cricket cannot be boring, cricket cannot be damp, and (there will always) be those exciting moments, exciting bowling spells, great batting and that is what people want to see,” Tendulkar said.He was speaking on the sidelines of Mumbai Half Marathon.Tendulkar felt the duel between Archer and Smith, which included a nasty bouncer that felled the Australian ace, got viewers hooked and made Test cricket thrilling to watch.”Smith got injured unfortunately, that was a big blow to him but Test cricket was exciting when Jofra Archer challenged him, it suddenly became exciting and the focus shifted to Test cricket.He added: “At Lord’s they lost almost a day and half, but the Test match got exciting even on the last day when England picked those wickets and Australia had to survive. Test cricket suddenly became exciting and that is how it should be.”After the ODI World Cup, teams have turned their focus on the maiden World Test Championships, which started with Australia taking on England in the Ashes.advertisement”People almost kind of forgot that four-five weeks ago, there was World Cup being played in England, nobody is talking about that, everyone is talking about Test cricket,” the legendary batsman said.Tendulkar, who has played 200 Tests and amassed 15921 runs, emphasised the need to prepare “interesting tracks” to revive interest in the longest format.”I think Test cricket is going to revive if we produce interesting tracks, but if the tracks are flat and dead then Test cricket is going to find its challenges.”I know this Test World Championship has been announced but even to have this World Championship, you got to make cricket interesting, just by having another championship, cricket is not going to get interesting,” he said.Tendulkar, who is the highest run-getter in Test cricket, stressed on the art of leaving and defending the ball while heaping praise on Australian batsman Marnus Labuchange, who came in to the team after Smith was ruled out.”I have been watching a little bit of Ashes and I thought someone like Marnus Labuschagne has left the ball brilliantly, which is something that you don’t get to see in Test cricket.”Normally you tend to glide those balls to third man and pick a single. But the kind of surfaces they are playing on, if you steer the ball you go to the dressing room.”You need to leave those balls or defend solidly. And the guys who have not been able to do that, they have been watching the game from the dressing room,” he said.Meanwhile, on the half-marathon, Tendulkar said that it has grown in numbers over the years.”The response has been incredible, when we started there were 6,000 participants and today we ahave 20,000 which is a huge number. This movement has gathered momentum.”The combination of physical fitness and mental fitness is important. Once you have that balance the results follow, that is what our target is.Also Read | Watch: MS Dhoni spotted at Jaipur Airport in a brand new lookAlso see:
After registering a famous 0-0 draw against reigning Asian champions Qatar, India coach Igor Stimac has turned his attention to their home match against Bangladesh next month and urged the supporters to come in droves to back the team.Against all odds, India, ranked 103rd in the world, staved off 62nd-ranked Qatar for 90 minutes without the services of star forward and captain Sunil Chhetri, who was indisposed.In goal and leading the side in Chhetri’s absence, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu dished out a performance to remember as he effected innumerable saves to keep the hosts at bay.With their first point of Group E, India reignited their hopes of aiming for a top-two finish in the World Cup and Asian Cup qualification, which had suffered a jolt after a 1-2 defeat to Oman in Guwahati.The side next take on Bangladesh at the colossal Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on October 15.”Our performance against Qatar is an invitation to fans for our next home game. We have heard a lot about the passion for football in Kolkata. I want to see a full house at the YBK Stadium for our match against Bangladesh,” Stimac told IANS.”You need to be our 12th player. We deserve that and I expect them to come and help us get the three points,” said the Croatian.Talking about Tuesday’s game at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Stimac said the display put on by his team showed that the players’ fitness levels were at optimum levels.advertisement”Against Qatar, we proved to everyone who were talking about a lack of fitness among the players. Qatar are in a different league as compared to any team in Asia and my boys made sprints till the very last minute. They defended with such concentration throughout, which really proves their fitness capacity,” the 52-year old coach said.”As a coach, I am more than happy to get a point against the Asian Champions. All credit to my players and I’m really proud of them. I would also like to congratulate Qatar as the crowd really enjoyed the match and there was good football on display.”After the game, the stats read 27-2 (shots) and 15-1 (corners) in favour of Qatar to underline the amount of defending India had to do.In the second half, the men in blue also fashioned a few chances on the break, with Sahal Abdul Samad and Udanta Singh seeing their efforts go just past the frame of the goal.”Qatar had more chances than us. But we also had our own, and that make us more experienced. When we become a more experienced side, we will convert those opportunities,” he added.Also Read | Watch: Indian football team’s Viking clap celebration with fans after draw vs QatarAlso Read | Fans spurred us on: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu after India hold Qatar in World Cup Qualifiers
One of the most iconic images from India’s 2011 World Cup win saw Yuvraj Singh lifting the god of cricket Sachin Tendulkar on his shoulders as Indian cricketers take a lap of Wankhede Stadium.Now, both the cricket stars, along with several of their teammates have called time on their international career and are enjoying the greener pastures.On Saturday, Sachin’s sharp wit was on full display when he made a witty reply to troll Yuvraj over Harbhajan Singh’s throwback photo on Twitter.Harbhajan Singh took to his Twitter and shared an old picture with Sachin and former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh. Harbhajan captioned the picture as ‘Friends Forever’, terming the ‘old days’ and ‘gold days’.Old day gold days @sachin_rt @YUVSTRONG12 friends forever pic.twitter.com/ZkWZwofAWuHarbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 18, 2019The trio played together when India lifted the World cup against Sri Lanka back in 2011. Yuvraj Singh, who was the only person in the photo with goggles, replied to the tweet in a funny way as he wrote: “Paji chasma check karo”. Sachin Tendulkar trolled Yuvraj with a hilarious reply: “Why are you wearing a chashma indoors? Yahan toh yUVi rays bhi nahi hai..??”Why are you wearing a chashma indoors? Yahan toh yUVi rays bhi nahi hai..Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 19, 2019Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh started off their career together since the Under-14 days and since have gone on to make significant contributions to the Indian cricket. The two cricketers have been inseparable and indestructible during their prime time back in their cricketing days. They were also a part of the Indian team which won the World T20 in 2007 and the 2011 World Cup.advertisement
Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka overpowered top seed Kiki Bertens 6-4 6-2 in the final of the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai on Sunday to lift her third singles title of the year in China.Sabalenka, who won in Shenzhen and Wuhan earlier this year, was hardly troubled as she dispatched Bertens in 76 minutes without dropping serve and breaking her Dutch opponent three times in the contest.Bertens held a 4-1 head-to-head advantage coming into the match but Sabalenka seemed unfazed by that statistic, firing 17 winners while her Dutch opponent’s higher unforced error count (14) proved to be her downfall.”Well, it seems I like to play in China and China likes me too,” Sabalenka said after lifting the trophy. “It’s been a crazy year… I’m happy to finish it with a title and hopefully there are many more to come.”Sabalenka started the stronger of the two, nearly breaking Bertens in her opening service game. She got her chance at 5-4 in the opening set when she had a triple set point, sealing the set with a crosscourt backhand winner.Bertens saved three match points at 5-2 in the second set before a backhand return went long to give Sabalenka the title as she soaked in the applause from the crowd at the Hengqin Tennis Centre.Sabalenka will have no time to rest though, as she heads to the WTA Finals in Shenzhen where she and Belgian Elise Mertens are the top seeds in the doubles competition and play their first match on Monday.advertisement
India’s first ever Day/Night Test will be a success only if the dew factor is countered effectively at the Eden Gardens, says the iconic Sachin Tendulkar, apprehensive that wet conditions might severely hamper pacers and spinners alike.Tendulkar welcomed the introduction of Tests under floodlights in India, saying it is a “good move” and will pull back crowds for the traditional format. India will play their first-ever Test under lights with pink ball against Bangladesh from November 22 in Kolkata.”As long as dew does not become a factor, it is a good move but if dew is going to be a factor then seamers as well as spinners are going to find it challenging,” Tendulkar told PTI in an exclusive interview.”Because once the ball gets wet, neither seamers can do much nor the spinners. So in that way, bowlers will be put under the test. But if there is no dew, then surely it is a good addition,” the maestro said about a historic first in Indian cricket.The dew was a factor at the Eden Gardens during ODI games under floodlights, something Tendulkar is apprehensive about.”I think the dew factor will play a big role over here. We need to figure out how much dew is there. The dew will determine, to what extent both teams are competing. The conditions shouldn’t hinder anything (competitiveness),” said the highest run-getter in Tests and ODIs.However, Tendulkar agreed with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly that the experiment is a good idea to bring the crowds back to the stadium.advertisement”There are two ways to look at it. One aspect would be from the public point of view. It is a nice concept as people would be able to watch a Day/Night Test after their working hours. People can come in the evening and enjoy the game.””From players’ point of view, it won’t be a bad idea to play with pink ball and check how differently it behaves from the traditional red ball. It’s about getting that pink coloured ball coming to you,” said Tendulkar.India players should listen to feedback from the ones who played Duleep Trophy: TendulkarTendulkar’s homework before facing any particular bowler, be it Shoaib Akhtar or Shane Warne, is a stuff of legends and he offered a tip to the Indian batsmen for their net session.”The batsmen will need to practice with different balls at the nets. A new pink ball, a 20-over pink ball and a 50-over pink ball and an 80-over ball. See how differently a new, semi-new and old ball behaves. Accordingly prepare your strategy,” he suggested.With no Duleep Trophy held this year, Tendulkar urged the Indian team to take feedback from all the players who played the event in last three years. Duleep Trophy matches were held under lights.”The India boys should also depend on word of mouth feedback from all those who played Duleep Trophy and they would have few things to share.”Tendulkar then recollected his first tour of Australia in 1991-92 where tri-series games (involving India, Australia and West Indies) were interspersed between the five Tests.”So I remember starting with red ball, then moving to white ball and then again coming back to red ball. Now that was a new thing to me as I hadn’t played white ball much.”A little bit here and there (one official ODI vs SA at JLN stadium New Delhi). So it required a bit of adjustment from red to white colour. So I can tell this that batting against pink ball will feel different for sure.”Another aspect of retaining the colour of pink ball is to have at least 8mm grass on the 22 yard strip. Tendulkar feels even though it will help seamers, a good spinner can be effective too.”Obviously, it will help the seamers more but if you bring in quality spinner, he will find his way to bowl on that surface as well. For a spinner, it will be important to assess how much bounce is there on the surface and how much the ball is skidding. If there is too much grass, whether the ball is gripping on the surface.”Wriddhiman Saha might have a big role to play in guiding his bowlers.”The wicketkeeper will play a massive role in providing feedback as to whether the ball is skidding or whether it is not coming onto the bat easily. (Usko bolna padega ki ball thoda ruk ke aa raha hain ki nahi).advertisementHe is confident that even though it’s their first attempt, SG will be providing good quality pink balls.”SG is a well reputed company. They must have tried out all these things (research and development) before wanting to introduce it. I believe measures have been taken.Also Read | India women’s team stuck without allowance in West Indies, BCCI office bearers interveneAlso Read | Day-Night Test: BCCI orders 72 pink balls from SGAlso Read | 4 challenges India and Bangladesh will face in Eden Gardens day-night TestAlso See:
Melbourne City Melbourne City confirm the signing of Dario Vidosic Kieran Francis Last updated 1 year ago 10:13 12/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Melbourne City Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne City Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix Central Coast Mariners Western Sydney Wanderers Wellington Phoenix A-League The talented forward left New Zealand last week and has been snapped by City Football Group on a free transfer Melbourne City have confirmed the signing of Socceroos attacker Dario Vidosic until the end of the 2018-19 season.The 30-year-old left Wellington Phoenix last week after his father Rado was sacked as an assistant coach.Vidosic had scored four goals for the NZ-based club in 10 appearances this season before his departure. 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 City will be Vidosic’s fifth A-League club having had stints at Brisbane Roar, Adelaide United, Western Sydney Wanderers and the Phoenix.Coach Warren Joyce was delighted to seize on the opportunity of Vidosic’s availability.”Dario is a player who will bring a wealth of experience at this level to our front third,” Joyce said.”He has represented the Socceroos over 20 times and played at a high level overseas and we are excited to have him join our squad here in Melbourne.”Joyce will be hoping Vidosic can form a potent partnership with current City attackers Ross McCormack and Bruce Kamau, and fans will be salivating over the combination he could form with star strker Bruno Fornaroli upon the Uruguayan’s injury return next year.Vidosic is likely to be available for selection in Melbourne City’s New Year’s Day trip to the Wanderers.
Manchester United Mourinho outlines Man Utd transfer plans as he targets ‘two or three’ summer buys Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 07:51 12/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Getty Manchester United Transfers Manchester United v Southampton Premier League The Portuguese manager says that the club need to replace Michael Carrick, who has played just once this season Jose Mourinho has hinted that Manchester United will attempt to sign two midfield players in the summer, as they look to replace Michael Carrick.Carrick, 36, has played just once this season, after being struck down by a heart scare following United’s 4-1 win over Burton Albion in the EFL Cup.Mourinho believes Carrick is a “phenomenal player”, but has outlined his intentions to potentially refresh his midfield with two new additions – one to replace the former England international, and one to further bolster his squad. 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 Overall, Mourinho is hoping up to three new faces arrive at Old Trafford this summer. “I think, next season, we are going to get two or three more players,” Mourinho told United’s official website. “We are going to lose also two or three. If you can try to anticipate, you can more or less see that it’s normal that this is going to happen. It’s not going to happen – a dramatic change and a dramatic improvement – but in time, step by step, with some balance, we have to do it.”If, next summer, we are going to sign a midfield player, it’s to replace Michael Carrick and Michael is a phenomenal player that, this season, he couldn’t give us anything at all.”He’s in the end of his career so if, next summer, we buy a midfield player, it’s not to improve our squad – it’s to replace Michael Carrick. So, to improve our squad in the midfield, we would need to buy two.”United spent over £140 million in the summer to sign the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof, but Mourinho insists that he has yet to truly strengthen, merely replacing those who were unable to contribute.”I have the backing of the club and the first backing of the club I had was a three-year contract where everybody knows the job was not easy,” he added. “And we all know that we invest a lot, so when you invest as much as we did, it wouldn’t be very fair for me to say the club didn’t support, the club didn’t want to help. It would be very unfair, which is not me. “The club invested a lot of money. The problem is not the money we invest, the problem is the money the others invest and it is the problem that others with better squads, with better stability, with more options, they keep investing and that’s the only problem because, for example, we bought a striker in the summer – a very good striker [Romelu Lukaku] – but that good striker was to replace Zlatan [Ibrahimovic].”It was not to be him and Zlatan in the best of their form from day one. We signed [Victor] Lindelof. We didn’t have Marcos Rojo [at the start of the season]. We had problems, so when we are signing players in the last two years, it’s to replace people.”
Transfers Wenger denies Arsenal are leading chase to sign David Luiz but hints at January arrivals Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 17:01 1/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Arsenal v Chelsea Chelsea Premier League Arsène Wenger David Luiz The Gunners have been heavily linked with the Chelsea defender but the Frenchman says no deal is forthcoming Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal are not in the running to sign David Luiz from Chelsea in January.Recent reports have claimed that the Gunners are leading the race to acquire the Brazilian, but the Gunners manager has now rubbished such speculation.“These reports are wrong,” he told reporters when asked about a potential deal for the centre-back. 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 Luiz has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge, and has played just eight times in the Premier League this season, while he is currently suffering from a knee injury.And although the defender may not be on the Gunners’ radar, Wenger claims Arsenal could well attempt to bolster their squad now that the transfer window is open.”We are out there and [could] look to do some things, yes,” he added.”But when, that is very difficult to say because it does not depend only on us.”It appears, however, that the Gunners may also have to be wary of losing a number of their own first-team stars, with Alexis Sanchez heavily linked with a move to Manchester City.Goal understands the Chile international is desperate to leave the club in January, after Pep Guardiola’s side failed to push through a £60 million deal in the summer.
World Cup Trophy Tour 2018 VIDEO: France legend joins World Cup trophy in Thailand Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:00 1/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Coca-Cola World Cup Trophy Tour 2018 Videos 1998 world champion Christian Karembeu welcomed the sports most-wanted prize to Phuket, and even joined some lucky locals for kickabout Locals in Phuket had a treat on Friday when the island welcomed sport’s most-wanted trophy – and a genuine legend was also in attendance!1998 World Cup-winner Christian Karembeu met fans and even joined some for kickabout as the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola arrived in Thailand.“Coca-Cola, as an official major sponsor of the World Cup, intends to give the Thai people a New Year’s present with this biggest sports activity of the year,” said Sedef Salingan Sahin, General Manager of Coca-Cola (Thailand) Ltd. 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 “In bringing the FIFA World Cup TM Trophy to Thailand, Coca-Cola intends for Thai people to spend this special moment together as they will have the opportunity to experience the greatness and magic of the World Cup trophy.”The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicked off last week and will visit no less than 91 cities across 51 countries and six continents before settling back in host-nation Russia in May.For more information on the Trophy Tour head to the official FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour Instagram or Facebook page