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  • Asian Games Manjit Singh wants TOP Scheme inclusion after Asiad gold

    first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Asian Games gold medallist Manjit Singh, who doesn’t have a regular job, on Tuesday requested the sports ministry to include him in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme to prepare for the upcoming big events like the 2020 Tokyo Games.Manjit, who won a gold in the men’s 800m race in the Asian Games, was left without a job in March 2016 after the ONGC refused to extend his contract as he was not producing results.Also Read | Asian Games 2018, Day-10: Manjit Singh wins GOLD medal in 800 metres finals; Jinson Johnson wins silverDespite the odds, he continued training under army coach Amrish Kumar before getting a National Camp call-up.“I lost my job in March 2016 as the ONGC refused to renew my contract. They said I was not producing results. I was getting stipends earlier,” he said.“But now I have won a gold in Asian Games. I hope the sports ministry will take notice of my achievement and the hardships I am facing. I don’t have any sponsor or any company giving me assistance. I am hoping that the Sports Ministry will include me in the TOP Scheme so that I can continue training,” Manjit told PTI during an interaction.The international season is over now and Manjit said next year will be crucial for him as the Asian Championships and World Championships are lined up.“I want to do well in both the Asian Championships and World Championships next year. After that is the 2020 Olympics but for that I need financial assistance for training. I hope the sports ministry will help me out,” he added.The 29-year-old Manjit, a native of village Ujhana in Jind district of Haryana, said he was on the verge of quitting the sport when the ONGC refused to renew his contract two years back.“I was feeling very low and I did not know what to do. I am from a farmer’s family and my family cannot afford to send big amount of money for my training. But somehow I continued with help from my coach Amrish Kumar,” he said.“I briefly thought I would quit athletics but my father (a former state level shot putter) said I should continue and so I continued with the meagre income from my family.”Also Read | Lalremsiami: Meet Mizoram’s first Asiad medallistManjit earned a spot in the Indian athletics team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games but failed to qualify for the final round. He finished fourth in the Asian Championships in Pune in 2013 and won a silver medal in the Federation Cup in 2014.His first and last gold medal until the recent win came in 2013 and he admitted that he mostly finished second in Nationals. He was not selected for the CWG and Asian Games in 2014.In 2015, Manjit moved to Bareilly and trained under Amrish Kumar, a former Army man who trained athletes at Jat Regiment Centre.He approached the trainer after 2014 Asian Games bronze medallist Naveen Kumar told him about the training. Manjit then won a silver in the Federation Cup in 2015.“It has been more than 10 years I began my career and I have faced a lot of disappointments in my career. But I did not lose hope and I knew I can do something big,” said Manjit who began competing in the national circuit in 2008.Also Read | No Messi as Ronaldo, Salah and Modric nominated for The Best awardAsked about the 800m final he ran in Jakarta, he said, “My tactics was to run along with the leading pack and then take a chance in the final stretch. I was determined to do something.“Thank God, it was according to the script I had worked out. I had enough energy to make the final kick and overtake those who were ahead of me.” last_img read more

  • Top role at Greenkeepers Training Committee for Alistair Booth

    first_img14 Nov 2016 Top role at Greenkeepers Training Committee for Alistair Booth Alistair Booth has been appointed as the new independent Chairman of the Greenkeepers Training Committee. He fills the role vacated by Donald Steel last month. Alistair is Chairman of Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire and the President-elect of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon (BB&O) Golf Union. He said: “I am both delighted and honoured to be appointed Chairman of GTC. The committee plays an important role as an independent organisation representing UK golf club employers and greenkeepers. “Its purpose is to support all golf facilities in England, Scotland and Wales in making the most of their golf courses by ensuring their greenkeeping teams have access to the best possible training.” Fiona Lyttle, GTC Manager said: “We are delighted Alistair has accepted the role and we look forward to working with him as the GTC continues to develop.” Having been in consumer and business electronics for a large part of his working life, Alistair sold his business in 2008 and became heavily involved in the golf industry. He became a shareholder of Frilford Heath Golf Club in 2009 before being appointed executive director in 2010 and company Chairman in March 2016. Alistair was elected on to the BB&O executive in 2013 and is due to become President in March 2017. He is currently working on the incorporation of the BB&O Golf Union. He became chair of the BB&O Golf Partnership steering committee in 2014. Alistair is also a board member of the United Kingdom Golf Course Owners Association and an associate member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Golf.last_img read more

  • Sachin Tendulkar’s idea of how to eat vada pav will make your tongue water!

    first_imgImage Courtesy: iStock/ReutersAdvertisement 8k5bmjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7t2wjaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4p0tj3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6yfl3hWould you ever consider trying this?😱61ertfCan your students do this? 🌚6brlyRoller skating! Powered by Firework First, it was Team India skipper Virat Kohli, who revealed to us about his favourite cheat meal- the chole bhature, so important that he compared it to his focus on the bowler on the pitch. Now comes Ajinkya Rahane. The current vice captain of the test format is on a break from the red ball game, now well over a month, means he’s cherishing an escape out of his strict sports diet. On his tweet regarding vada pav, another cricketing icon arrived and revealed his foodie nature- the one and only Sachin Tendulkar!Advertisement Image Courtesy: iStock/ReutersOn his official Twitter handle, Rahane posted a picture of himself in a hoodie, holding a vada pav on the street. He captioned the picture with a poll for his social media audience, on their best way to enjoy the famous dish from Maharashtra.Advertisement The 31 year old asked his followers if the best way to enjoy the vada pav is to have it with a side item like chutney or chai, or without.Sachin himself joined in, saying that chutney is his favourite go to method, and he even has them with three different kinds of chutnies. Sounds yummy!Rahane himself followed up with a reply, acknowledging the ‘Little Master’s foodie nature.Sachin is well known for his love for pav, and even said in an interview back in his cricketing days that he enjoys them with his son Arjun Tendulkar.“I and my son love to eat vada pav at Shivaji Park Gymkhana and there is nothing that can beat this snack, laced with ‘chutney’,” the 46 year old said in an interview back in 2011.Rahane, who usually opens Men in Blues’s innings in limited overs cricket, is a brilliant middle order batsman in the Test format. He scored his 10th test century in the 2nd innings of the first test against West Indies back in August. With a combined score of 183, Rahane was named player of the match.The former Rajasthan Royals star was picked up by Delhi Capitals in this year’s IPL auction. Since his last match against Bangladesh back in November, Rahane is enjoying his liberty from his nutrition plan.However, the 63 times test capped heavy hitter will return to international duty later in January, as India will travel to New Zealand for T20, ODI and Test series that will continue till march.Also read-Virat Kohli explains similarity between batting and a ‘chole bhature cheat meal’Sachin Tendulkar’s classy tribute for the death anniversary of his first coach, Ramakant Achrekar Advertisementlast_img read more

  • SA welcomes Pope Benedict XVI

    first_img20 April 2005President Thabo Mbeki has joined the rest of the world in congratulating the Holy See on electing Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope to succeed Pope John Paul II.Speaking in Jakarta, Indonesia while on a state visit there, Mbeki said His Holiness assumed leadership of more than 1.1-billion Catholics at a time when the world and religious leaders faced major challenges such as poverty and development.“South Africa expresses its conviction that Pope Benedict XVI and indeed the Roman Catholic Church will remain seized of and ally themselves with the global struggle for a better Africa and a better world”, Mbeki said.Ratzinger is to be inaugurated as the Roman Catholic Church’s 265th leader on Sunday, being elected Pope 17 days after the death of Pope John Paul II.Ratzinger was born in Bavaria, Germany on April 16, 1927, and endured conscription into the Hitler Youth as a teenager in the 1940s.Mbeki said this gave him first-hand knowledge of racism, a scourge that was by no means defeated in the world.“We in Africa see him as a potential ally of insight and strength in renewed warfare to create a new, safer and fairer world”, Mbeki said.Ratzinger served as Pope John Paul II’s theological adviser for most of his pontificate.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

  • French loan to fund Eskom wind project

    first_img27 September 2011South African state electricity company Eskom has secured a €100-million (R980.8-million) credit facility from French development finance group Agence Française de Developpement (AFD) to finance the Sere Wind Project in the Western Cape.The loan forms part of a seven-year, R300-billion funding plan announced previously by Eskom.The facility, which is for 20 years, will go toward financing Eskom’s 100 MW Sere Wind Project in Vredendal in the Western Cape.“This is an exciting time in Eskom’s history with the first large-scale introduction of two critically important renewable energy projects, including wind and concentrated solar power, in its fleet,” Eskom CEO Brian Dames said in a statement this week.“This demonstrates our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and making the transition to a cleaner energy mix.”Valuable relationshipsThe credit facility from the AFD is aligned to similar funding which Eskom has obtained from the African Development Bank, the World Bank and the Clean Technology Fund for renewable energy projects in wind and concentrated solar power.“Eskom values the relationship we have built with the AFD and we hope in the near term to conclude another facility with the bank for Eskom’s planned 100MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant in the Northern Cape,” said Eskom Finance Director Paul O’Flaherty said.The AFD is a bi-lateral development finance institution that works on behalf of the French government and its mission is to finance development according to France’s Overseas Development Assistance policies.It operates in around 60 countries and has been operating in South Africa since 1994 though its Johannesburg regional office.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

  • Shiv Sena seeks more aid for rain-hit farmers in Maharashtra

    first_imgThe Shiv Sena on Monday said the intricacies of government formation in Maharashtra should not push rain-hit farmers towards existential crisis and demanded that they be provided relief package of about ₹30,000 crore.Farmers in the State need to be saved at any cost, it said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, while terming as inadequate the ₹10,000 crore aid announced by the State government for crop damage due to unseasonal rains.The country is already facing economic slowdown resulting into lakhs of people losing jobs, and at such a time those dependent on agriculture are also suffering due to the untimely rains, it pointed out.The Sena’s comments have come at a time when it is locked in a bitter tussle with senior ally BJP over government formation in the state.“Farmers should not be pushed to face the existential crisis due to the untimely showers in Maharashtra, which is also going through political intricacy,” it said.The Government’s priority should be to extend assistance to cultivators, the editorial said, adding that “farmers should be saved, whatever may be the cost for it.”“The already announced amount of ₹10,000 crore is inadequate. Farmers should have been provided an assistance of of ₹25,000 crore to ₹30,000 crore,” it opined.As per an initial evaluation, crops on 54.22 lakh hectares across 325 talukas in the State have been damaged.“The woes of cultivators should be addressed. Whatever may be the form of the current government in the state, it should offer ₹25,000 per hectare to the affected farmers,” the Marathi publication said.Farmers have nowhere to go, as their major crops like soybean, grapes, cotton and sugarcane have been severely affected, it noted, adding that horticulture and floriculture have suffered a setback due to untimely showers last month.The Sena cited the case of 50-year-old farmer Dharma Jadhav who recently committed suicide after being depressed as unseasonal rains flooded his paddy field in Palghar district.“He was not debt-ridden, but his crop was damaged due to heavy rains following which he ended his life,” it said.“The government’s priority should be to extend the assistance to farmers. It should not waste time in technicalities of damage assessment, but ensure that farmers are the direct beneficiaries of its assistance, it said.The Sena said around 50 lakh farmers have taken crop insurance, and asked the insurers to not create any hurdles in clearance of the claims of cultivators.“If the crop insurance companies create trouble for farmers, they should understand that they will have to face the Sena,” the Uddhav Thackeray-led party warned.last_img read more


    first_imgUnityPoint Health says a phishing attack on its email system could have compromised the health and personal information of 16,000 patients.The Des Moines Register reports that the system discovered on Feb. 15 that a phishing attack had affected some employee email accounts.A letter sent to patients on Monday says accounts may have been accessed between November 1st and February 7th.Patients’ information that may have been exposed included medical record numbers, diagnosis and treatment information, lab results, insurance information, names and dates of birth and some Social Security numbers and other financial information.Patients have been advised to contact health insurance companies for a current report of all services paid.Patients may also call 855-331-3612 to see if their information was compromised.last_img read more


    first_imgThe Alice Springs Touch Association (ASTA) in the Northern Territory is just about to commence season one for 2008. The flagship affiliate has a proud 29-year history and with the support of a dedicated committee of volunteers continues to go ahead in leaps and bounds. Alice Springs TA President Tim Pearson is the driving force behind the affiliate and is TFA’s first recipient of the CEO Rewards Call program for 2008.TFA’s Chairman Mr. Peter Rooney contacted Tim personally to formally recognize the Alice Springs all rounder’s stellar record of service.Tim Pearson has enjoyed a 15-year involvement with the ASTA as a player, coach and referee, and has served as President for an impressive 9-year period, as well as being the Director of Referees in “The Alice” for a decade.Tim’s commitment to the sport is exemplary, with his dedication and influence stretching all over the Territory and across playing, coaching, and refereeing arms.Tim has been the Director of NT Referees for 4 years, and is a member of the Barbarians sub-committee.The Level 5 Referee has previously represented the NT as a referee at National Touch League and National 18 Years tournament level.He has also coached Alice Springs representative players and been a satellite coach for NT elite and youth players, a clear reflection of his contribution to the sport he is passionately dedicated to.Tim has also previously represented NT and Barbarians at Men’s Open level.The refereeing enthusiast who has refereed at State of Origin Level spends countless hours coaching local referees and is a central figure in the growth of the ASTA that currently boasts 28 teams across Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Divisions.A fully-fledged Junior competition is on the way and new players and teams continue to swell the ranks of players in the growing affiliate.Northern Territory State Manager Isobel Appo was full of praise for Tim’s selfless dedication to the development of the sport in Alice Springs and the Territory.“Tim has done, and continues to do a mountain of work for us. We wouldn’t survive without the efforts of volunteers like Tim who devote so much time and energy to the sport and the people who play it. He is well respected, humble, hard working, passionate, and a central figure in the on-going growth and development of Alice Springs,” Mrs. Appo said.If you know of worthy candidates for the Monthly CEO recognition call outs in your local affiliate, please contact your State Manager as soon as possible so that hard working volunteers can be acknowledged.last_img read more

  • Epic Gas Adds Final LPG Newbuilding

    first_imgImage Courtesy: Epic GasSingapore-based owner and operator of pressurized gas carriers Epic Gas has taken delivery of the 11,000 cbm LPG carrier Epic Salina.The final vessel in a series of eight pressurised LPG newbuildings, constructed by Japanese shipbuilder Kyokuyo Shipyard, joined Epic Gas’ fleet on March 29.In January 2017, the company took delivery of the seventh newbuilding from the series, Epic Sardinia, which is under a long-term bareboat charter with purchase option. According to data provided by VesselsValue, the ship is owned by Japan-based shipping company Kumiai Senpaku.“Since the first quarter of 2013 we have grown from 22 vessels of total capacity 99,500 cubic metre, to 41 vessels and 268,900 cubic metre today, a 270% increase. Our average vessel size has increased from 4,523 to 6,559 cubic metre,” Epic Gas said.The company added that it remains committed “to providing a high-quality fleet of long term controlled assets across the fully pressurised sector of 3,300 – 11,000 cbm.”last_img read more

  • Feds have options to cut risk for Trans Mountain pipeline investors says

    first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. — Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says Canada is considering several ways to reduce the financial risk for Kinder Morgan investors spooked by the uncertainty plaguing the planned Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Carr says the government is still examining its options, but won’t commit to a course of action before Sunday, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to meet with the premiers of British Columbia and Alberta.Ottawa’s options include buying a stake in the pipeline to both provide confidence the pipeline will be built and cash to compensate for nervous investors. B.C. Premier John Horgan’s persistent threat to challenge the federal government’s jurisdiction in court has investors fearful that the project will be postponed.Pipeline builder Kinder Morgan has halted all non-essential spending on the project until it gets assurances from Ottawa that the issues will be resolved. The federal government has until May 31 to respond.Trudeau has put a lot of political eggs in the Trans Mountain basket, risking political capital among climate-change activists in search of middle ground that allows for pipeline construction along with environmental safeguards.last_img read more