Share the Quiet Revolution

first_imgDo you want better, not more?Do you believe that how you do something — the little decisions in your everyday life and work — matters, not just what you do? Do you think connection, creativity, and cooperation are more important than climbing the corporate ladder?If you do, you’re already a Quiet Revolutionary — and you’re changing the definition of success in America.**Add your voice to the movement: tweet or share the message now with the #QuietRevolution **and you’ll be entered to win a Quiet Revolution t-shirt or tote.Look, Ben already has one:**To enter: **1. Follow @freelancersu or like Freelancers Union on Facebook. This is so we can DM you if you win, and also so you can get your fill of the awesome things we post.2. Include the hashtag #QuietRevolution and a link back to his post to enter (here’s an auto-filled tweet)We call it the Quiet Revolution because you can see signs of it in so many different areas — from food to banking to publishing — but it’s not the kind of revolution that happens in protests in the street. It’s more of a groundswell of people speaking with their dollars by making smarter purchases that align with their values.Join the movement and tell your friends and followers that it’s time to lift a collective middle finger to an economy that’s no longer in line with our values. Tweet or share your support.The next economy is here, and we’re the vanguard. Each voice, each purchase matters. Let’s speak up.Read the full rules of the contest here.last_img read more

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PV Sindhu wins India Open: Know all about India’s new badminton queen

first_imgAfter she became the first Indian woman to bag a silver at the Rio Olympics, PV Sindhu has exacted a sweet revenge over her Rio nemesis, Carolina Marin. She won the final of Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series 21-19, 21-16. The Siri Fort Complex in Delhi witnessed the intense game. She will also be getting a 325000 USD prize money.Awards won by her:Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, highest sporting honour of India 2016Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India in 2015Arjuna Award in 2013Here are some interesting facts about PV Sindhu: Sindhu is the first Indian Badminton player to enter the Olympic finals in BadmintonBorn in a family of Volleyball players, Sindhu says she got inspiration from her coach Pullela Gopichand’s win in 2001 All England Badminton Championship and chose badminton over volleyballShe started her training in Badminton at an early age of 8She used to travel more than 50 kilometers everyday to go to her training centre in Hyderabad Sindhu stood out at the international level during 2012 London Olympics where she stunned the world players by beating gold-medalist Li XueruiIn 2014, she reached the semi-finals of Common Wealth Games in women’s single categoryIn 2015, Denmark Open, Sindhu reached to final of a Super Series eventIn 2016, she won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold women’s singles titleInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comadvertisementlast_img read more

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Auto Expo 2018: Tata heating up the game with its affordable performance machines

first_imgTata is all geared up to set the Auto Expo’s floor on fire with the launch of its three high-performance cars at the 2018 Auto Expo.The Tiago Sport will be a high-performance of Tata’s hatchback and will get the motor from Tata’s Nexon compact SUV. The 1.2-liter turbo petrol from the Nexon churns out 108bhp and 170Nm, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Tata has created this with collaboration with Jayem Automotive to develop the Tiago Sport. Prices for the Tiago sport is slated to hover between Rs 5.5-Rs 8 lakhs, making it the cheapest performance hatch on sale in India.The next in line is the Tigor Sport, which unlike the Tiago Sport will be powered by a diesel engine from Nexon’s parts bin. The 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine will churn out 108bhp/260Nm mated to a manual gearbox.Prices for the Tiago Sport will be under Rs 9 lakhs which will make it India’s most powerful compact sedan.And lastly, the cherry on the cake, is Tata’s very own Geneva showstopper, the RaceMo. The RaceMo was initially slated to go into production this year, but because of its 250 crore production against a kit car which was slated to be priced at Rs 30 lakhs, the plan has been dropped. Tata, however, will show the high-performance sports car at the Auto Expo.The sports car features a 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged petrol with a staggering output of 186bhp and 210Nm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox.Okay, we can’t wait.last_img read more

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Confirmed: This is when Jr NTR-Trivikram’s next will go on floors

first_imgIt was recently confirmed that director Trivikram Srinivas and Jr NTR are coming together for a film. Touted to be an out-and-out actioner, the film will reportedly have music by Devi Sri Prasad.The latest development is that the film is going on floors in March.It is said that NTR will sport an entirely new look in the film. The Jai Lava Kusa star has been experimenting with his look in every film these days, and all of his attempts have been successful so far.This is the first time the two Tollywood icons are coming together for a film.According to a report published in The News Minute, NTR will be undergoing intense martial arts training for the role, and has a lot of preparation to do.Jr NTR is basking in the success of his last film Jai Lava Kusa, while Trivikram recently faced a failure with Pawan Kalyan’s Agnyaathavaasi. It is expected that Trivikram will make a good comeback with his upcoming directorial venture.ALSO READ: Actress Lakshmi Devi passes away – From Jr NTR to Allari Naresh, celebs pay homageALSO WATCH: Mohan Babu and Lakshmi Manchu discuss the DNA of acting at South Conclave 2018last_img read more

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Why Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor’s Pad Man Challenge is problematic

first_imgAkshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor-starrer Pad Man releases this week, and before the film hits the theatres, its promotional campaign is going viral. #PadManChallenge has been among the top trends on social media for quite some time now.If you are on Twitter or Instagram, you cannot have missed the gazillion pictures of celebrities posing with a sanitary pad as part of the Pad Man challenge.Not only Bollywood actors like Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt, the challenge is also being taken by the who’s who from the world of sports, like PV Sindhu and Ravi Shastri. And it seems to have reached the ‘real people’ too, what with Prachi Desai posting a photo of her in-ghoonghat maid holding a sanitary napkin.But is the Pad Man Challenge effective? The answer is NO.Akshay Kumar shared some shocking statistics on Twitter: “Only 18% women in India use sanitary pads.”Earlier, Twinkle Khanna, who is making her foray into production with this film, had told PTI, “Through Pad Man, we want the story to reach every nook and corner of India. The motive is to raise awareness about sanitary hygiene.”Surely, the majority of the people who need to be made aware about menstrual hygiene aren’t the social-media savvy audience that the Pad Man Challenge is reaching out to?A report released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India last year said that only 13.08 per cent of the rural population has access to an internet connection.advertisementThere is no doubt that menstruation is seen as something of a taboo even in cities. A study by the GlobalHunt Foundation in 2015 revealed that 75 per cent of women living in Indian cities get their sanitary pads wrapped in a brown bag or newspaper because of the shame associated with menstruation.Do we need to get rid of the stigma associated with menstruation? Absolutely.But is the problem of urban women getting their packet of sanitary pads wrapped in a bag a bigger problem than rural women using old rags, dried leaves, sand, ash or newspaper due to lack of awareness? Definitely not.ALSO READ: Ouch! Mallika Dua takes a sharp dig at Akshay Kumar’s Pad Man ChallengeAccording to a report in BBC, approximately 70 per cent of all reproductive diseases in India are caused by poor menstrual hygiene. Such practices can also impact maternal mortality.Incidentally, the real-life Pad Man, Arunachalam Muruganantham, who is the brainchild behind the machine used to make low-cost sanitary pads, has dedicated his life to empowering rural women. He was offered fat cheques for the patent rights of his machine, but he has rejected every offer outright.”My product is targeted towards rural women. I don’t have any plans to make money for myself. All I wish to do is empower rural women in our country. I shall continue working with SHGs (Self-Help Groups) in order to provide low-cost sanitary pads to the women in remote areas and villages,” he told The Indian Express.The Pad Man Challenge is an excellent marketing gimmick. But it seems to be just that – a gimmick. Is anything being done to reach out to those who need it the most? If only the makers tapped into the same audience as the real Pad Man did…ALSO WATCH: In conversation with Akshay Kumarlast_img read more

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Stan Wawrinka looks at positives after loss in Sofia Open semis

first_imgThree-times grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka, on his way back after undergoing knee surgery last year, was in upbeat mood despite losing in the Sofia Open semi-finals on Saturday.The Swiss believes he needs more time to reach full fitness after going down 7-6(6) 6-4 to Bosnia’s Mirza Basic in his fifth competitive match in seven months.Wawrinka was knocked out in the second round of the Australian Open last month, losing to unheralded American Tennys Sandgren in three sets.”It would have been great to win one more match but I need to take the positives from this week,” the 32-year-old told a news conference.”It was positive to have three matches in a row and win two matches. For sure it costs me more energy to win matches, since I am not used to play matches, but that is what I have to do to get back to my level.”Wawrinka, who dropped to 15th in the world rankings in his absence from the tour, said he did not feel any pain during the tournament in Bulgaria.”My knee’s getting better,” he said. “I am really happy and positive after the surgery, it has been six months until now and everything is going really well. I think I am doing everything possible to get back to what I want to be.”Wawrinka, however, remains cautious about his prospects of a long run.”I am moving well, I am playing well, but it is part of a process…to play more matches, to become more confident,” he said.advertisement”There are a lot of things that you have to put together. It is not only about fitness, not only about tennis. It is also about being more relaxed while you play.”Wawrinka will play next week in Rotterdam where he won his last indoor title in 2015.”Tomorrow I am travelling and will try to practise there to prepare for my first match and to keep improving.”(Source: Reuters)last_img read more

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RSPB women win senior hockey nationals

first_imgRanchi, Feb 11 (PTI) Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) today lifted the 8th Senior National Womens Hockey Championship title, thrashing Madhya Pradesh 4-0 in the final to finish the tournament without losing a game.Playing in front of a boisterous crowd at the Astro Turf Hockey Stadium, RSPB brought their A game into play.They put up a structured defence to prevent Madhya Pradesh attackers from making successful circle entries while the teams attack, led by forward Vandana Katariya, frequently threatened the rival defence.RSPBs first goal was scored in the third quarter through Vandanas field goal in the 36th minute. The two teams were goal-less in the first two quarters.Vandana scored yet another splendid goal in the 41st minute to take their lead to 2-0.Later, Priyanka Wankhede, who is second in the goal- scoring chart behind teammate Anupa Barla, scored a scintillating field goal to not only put the RSPB 3-0 ahead in the 43rd minute but also took her tally to 12 in the tournament.A good finish, with an improvised attack, saw the winning team end their campaign with Vandana scoring a fine goal in the 59th minute.In the bronze medal match, Haryana beat home team Jharkhand 2-0. It was experienced players Rani (19) and Deepika (41) who scored to help their team win after a disappointing outing in the semifinal against MP. PTI AH AHlast_img read more

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Neymar has a small chance to play Real Madrid in Champions League: Emery

first_imgParis Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery has dismissed reports that forward Neymar will undergo surgery for a fractured metatarsal and said the Brazilian could play against Real Madrid in the Champions League next week.Neymar suffered a broken foot and sprained ankle during Sunday’s 3-1 Ligue 1 win over their arch-rivals Olympique de Marseille and was in tears as he was carried off at the Parc de Princes.Media reports said the world’s most expensive player would undergo surgery and be out for two months, returning to action a month before this year’s World Cup in Russia.”The information that Neymar will be operated is false,” Emery told a news conference ahead of Wednesday’s French Cup quarter-final against Marseille.”I spoke with the doctor on Tuesday morning and he explained to me what the exams revealed. I also talked about it with (PSG sports director) Antero Henrique, the president and the player.”Neymar is the first who wants to play every game, for Real Madrid, he is very focused. I think there is a small chance for him to be ready for the match.”PSG trail Real Madrid 3-1 ahead of the last 16 second-leg game in Paris on March 6.Neymar has scored 28 goals and provided 16 assists for PSG this season.(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more

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New Zealand sweat over Ross Taylor fitness ahead of ODI series decider vs England

first_imgNew Zealand team management is sweating over the fitness of their premier batsman Ross Taylor ahead of the fifth and final one day international against England on Saturday.On Wednesday, the in-form Taylor had returned for the fourth ODI and struck an unbeaten 181 to guide New Zealand to a series-levelling victory.Taylor aggravated a thigh injury and suffered cramps that restricted his movement and forced him to limp singles in the successful run chase. His heroics put New Zealand level on 2-2 with the series decider to be played at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch.Taylor, who had his left leg heavily strapped, however did not seem to be hampered as he completed a series of drills on Hagley Oval on Friday and a team spokesman told reporters the final decision would be made just before the toss on Saturday.The batsman’s inclusion for the Christchurch match would be a massive boost for New Zealand.He has scored 626 runs at an average of 89.42 in New Zealand’s one-day matches this summer with two centuries, three half centuries and three not out scores in the 40s.New Zealand batsman Tom Latham, who has combined with Taylor in match-winning partnerships in their two victories in the series, said the form the right-hander was in gave the whole side confidence.”It’s obviously great to bat with someone like that with one, his experience, and two, the form he’s in,” Latham told reporters. “He’s hitting the ball pretty well.”That innings the other day was something pretty special that you don’t get to see often.”advertisementTaylor and Latham’s 187-run partnership in the fourth game at Dunedin levelled the evenly-matched series at 2-2 and gave them an opportunity to end England’s impressive run of five successive victories in bilateral series.If New Zealand wins the series they would end their limited overs programme this summer having won 11 of their 13 games, including three against an England side who are fast looming as World Cup favourites on home soil next year.”It would obviously be very special (if we won the series),” Latham added.”They’re a great side. They’re a quality side that keeps coming throughout their whole innings.”They’ve got a lot of all-rounders, and a lot of their roles are covered pretty much.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier: Rovmen Powell century powers West Indies to Super Six

first_imgRovman Powell struck a stunning maiden ODI century under pressure and Jason Holder spearheaded his second consecutive recovery effort to help the Windies to a third straight win that confirms their place in the Super Sixes.The duo guided Windies to 257/8 in 50 overs after they had been 83/5 in their Group A match, before four wickets apiece for Kemar Roach (4/27 from 10) and Kesrick Williams (4/43 from 8.2) handed Holder’s team a 52-run victory.Powell’s hundred came with a massive six into the press box window. It was the best score by a Windies No.7 and pushed his side up to a match-winning score – and, in the process, a strong position in the tournament. AFGHANISTAN BEAT NEPALAfghanistan cruised to an easy and much-needed win over Nepal in their Group B game at Bulawayo Athletic Club, to just about keep their hopes of Super Six qualification alive.Chasing just 195 for victory, Afghanistan wrapped up their first win of the tournament by six wickets with 11.2 overs to spare.Captain Rashid Khan sprung a surprise by walking out to open the inningsand got things off to a lively start, hitting five fours during a 14-ball stay that reaped 21. His partner Javed Ahmadi was more sedate, building his way to 26 off 54 balls and from 93/2, Nepal really needed to force a dramatic collapse if they were to achieve an unlikely victory. It never came. ZIMBABWE BEAT HONG KONGDespite a spirited 85 from Anshy Rath, Hong Kong were comfortably beaten by Zimbabwe in the teams’ Group B match at Queens Sports Club.advertisementDefending 263, the hosts put in a strong all-round bowling display to complete their third successive victory, beating Hong Kong by 89 runs by of the Cricket World Cup Qualifier.Not for the first time, off-spinner Sikandar Raza was perhaps the pick of the Zimbabwe bowlers, his three wickets costing just 30 from his 10 overs as Hong Kong’s run rate never looked like reaching the level necessary to mount a realistic challenge. But the wickets were spread around, with Kyle Jarvis (2/20) and Tendai Chatara (1/18) making early inroads with the new ball to make up for the loss of Brian Vitori. NETHERLANDS BEAT PNGThe Netherlands completed a comfortable 57-run victory over Papua New Guinea in their Group A clash at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 at Old Hararians Club.Defending a relatively modest 216, the Dutch then ran through the PNG batting line-up with experienced left-arm spinner Roelof van der Merwe taking 4/46.PNG skipper Assad Vala was the only top six batsman to offer meaningful resistance to the Dutch bowling effort, compiling a 58-ball 44 punctuated by five boundaries.(With inputs from ICC)last_img read more

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All England Open 2018: Srikanth beats Leverdez to advance to round 2

first_imgKidambi Srikanth broke the round one shackles at the All England Championships as he outlasted France’s Brice Leverdez 7-21, 21-14, 22-20 to advance to the second round in Birmingham on Wednesday.In his five years at the All England, Srikanth has reached round two for only the second time — he was ousted by Chinese Zhao JP in the first round last year.It was only in the 2016 All England where Srikanth reached the second round but lost to his All England nemesis Kenta Momota of Japan and was unable to reach the quarter-finals. Except for the last year, Srikanth has always lost to Momota in the All England. However, the Japanese is not part of the roster this year.Srikanth will face either of home favourite Rajiv Ouseph or Chinese Huang Yixiang in the next round. (All England Open 2018: Saina Nehwal crashes out following round 1 defeat)What. A. Match! @srikidambi and @BriceLeverdez1 tore the house down in Birmingham, but it’s the Indian player who moves on to the next round!Reaction pic.twitter.com/bDKLA3M8tbYonex All England (@YonexAllEngland) March 14, 2018World No.3 Srikanth started on a sorry note as he failed to pick anything that Leverdez threw at him. Srikanth is known to be a slow starter but the first game went completely out of his hands by the time he got a grip of the arena.Srikanth, who generally struggles a bit in slow courts, was punished by Leverdez in the first game and the Frenchmen snapped the first game 21-7 in no time.advertisementSrikanth picked his pace and fluidity in the second game and began to control the rallies. As the Indian began to move Leverdez all over the court and in the corners, he was able to bring his attacking style into play and took the lead. With the world No.3 in control, he took the second game 21-14 from the world No.23.Srikanth began the decider on the front foot but Leverdez kept pace. Both players found it slightly difficult to control the drift of the hall and kept throwing their shuttles out.However, Srikanth went into the break with an 11-8 lead. Leverdez came back with fresh vigour and levelled the score at 12-12.From there, the score turned like a pendulum as both looked nervy. Leverdez took the first match point at 20-19 but Srikanth levelled it at 20-20 as the Frenchman sent the shuttle wide.Srikanth then took two straight points to seal the game 22-20 and take the match in 59 minutes.ASHWINI PONAPPA-N SIKKI REDDY LOSE IN ROUND 1 All England Open 2018: Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy lost to world No.2 Japanese pair in the first round. (Photo: PTI file)Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy fell to second seed Japanese pair of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi 21-14, 21-13 in 37 minutes in the first round of the All England Open on Wednesday.With the world No.2 pair as the first round hurdle, it was always going to be a tough task for the Indian pair and the result was no surprise.Ponappa and Sikki Reddy failed get the momentum going as the 2016 Olympic Games gold medallist eased past them into the second.With the loss, Ponappa’s All England campaign ended even though N Sikki Reddy will play the mixed doubles match with Pranaav Jerry Chopra later in the day.last_img read more

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Novak Djokovic dejected after Miami Open exit: ‘It’s impossible at the moment’

first_imgA dejected Novak Djokovic went searching for answers after losing his opening match at the Miami Open on Friday.”I’m trying, but it’s not working. That’s all. That’s all it is,” the former world number one told reporters after a 6-3 6-4 defeat by Frenchman Benoit Paire.The setback was a third straight loss for the 30-year-old Serb, who is trying to make a comeback after an elbow injury sidelined him for the final six months of last year.It also snapped a 16-match winning streak in Miami for the six time tournament winner.”I’m not feeling great when I’m playing this way,” said Djokovic, who was seeded ninth in Miami.”Of course, I want to be able to play as well as I want to play. Just it’s impossible at the moment. That’s all. I lost to a better player.”Serving in the first set, Djokovic had an opportunity to reach 5-5, but lost five consecutive points and the set.He appeared to be fighting back in the second set, winning eight of nine points to recover a break, but was broken to love in the final game of the contest.”I felt I started the match well, first six games, then I just ran out of gas,” Djokovic said. “He was serving well. I just wasn’t able to break him down. He was just coming up with the good shots at the right time. It happened very fast.”Where the future will take him, the Serb, playing in only his third tournament since Wimbledon last year, is not certain.advertisement”I know that you can’t be the person that you were yesterday, and the player (you once were),” Djokovic said.”The circumstances that I was in the last two years were very challenging. But I’m not the only one that goes through that. I mean, there are tougher injuries that players go through.”I don’t want to sit here and whine about my last couple of years.”(Source: Reuters)last_img read more

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Sikh group creates world record by tying thousands of turbans in US

first_imgBy Yoshita Singh New York, Apr 8 (PTI) A Sikh organisation here created a world record by tying thousands of turbans within a few hours as members of the community commemorated the annual Turban Day at the iconic Times Square here, spreading awareness about the faith amid incidents of hate crimes against the community.The Sikhs of New York organised the Turban Day as part of the annual mid-April celebration of Vaisakhi, which is commemorated by millions of Sikhs annually.This year, the organisation was aiming to set a world record for tying the most turbans during the day-long celebration in Times Square yesterday.Chanpreet Singh, the founder of the non-profit organisation, told PTI that they tied over 9,000 turbans and are “thrilled” to set the world record for tying thousands of turbans in a few hours. The organisation won a certificate from the Guinness World Record for the “most turbans tied in 8 hours was achieved by Sikhs of NY (USA) in Times Square in New York, USA on April 7, 2018.”The Turban Day brought together hundreds of volunteers from the Sikh community who tie colourful turbans on New Yorkers, tourists and Americans from across the country visiting Times Square.While tying the turbans, they also talked about the Sikh identity, making people aware of the culture.The event has been aimed at spreading awareness among Americans and other nationalities about the Sikh religion and its articles of faith, especially the turban, which has often been misconceived and misidentified as being associated with terrorism particularly in the years since the 9/11 terror attacks.advertisementSikhs for New York said thousands of New Yorkers and visitors from around the globe crowd into Times Square and came away for the first time wearing a turban on their head and learned about Sikhism, one of the largest religions in the world.”On Turban Day, we tied turbans regardless of age, colour, gender or race,” Singh said.”These are core Sikh values and American values that make us Sikh Americans. Our diversity is our strength.?The Turban Day has ben commemorated in New York since 2013 to educate people about Sikhism, which preaches equality of mankind and all human beings.Representatives from Guinness World Record judged the event in Times Square and presented the organisation with a successful world record breaking attempt by tying the most turbans in one place in the world.The day-long event also included cultural and musical presentations.”We greatly appreciate the many volunteers who lent their time and contributed generously to support Turban Day,” Singh said.”This educational endeavour would not be possible without our hundreds of volunteers and supporters.”Last year, a proclamation by Congressman Gregory Meeks of the 5th Congressional District of New York had declared April 15, 2017 as Turban Day, lauding The Sikhs of New York for its dedication in educating other communities about the Sikh faith.Those who got the turbans tied, including young children, were seen excitedly taking pictures and proudly walking around with their new head gear.Cheryl Mendz, a young student, said she got the turban tied on her head as she liked exploring different cultures.”Its nice to see a different culture. I am not a Sikh so its nice to learn about different cultures,” she said, proudly wearing her pink turban.She added that the message of the organisation that Sikhs should not be targeted in hate crimes because of their identity is “amazing”. “Everyone should be treated equally, everyone should be welcome no matter what religion you believe in,? she said.Sporting a pink turban, Natasha Zenger said, ?Its nice to embrace a culture that is different from ones own.”According to Sikh rights group Sikh Coalition, in the 15 years following 9/11, Sikhs remain hundreds of times more likely to be targeted in cases of profiling, bigotry and backlash than the average American. PTI YAS PMS PMSlast_img read more

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IPL 2018, CSK vs DD: Shane Watson salutes MS Dhoni for sensational assault on Trent Boult

first_imgShane Watson was the star with the bat for Chennai Super Kings as they emerged victorious against Delhi Daredevils in the at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) in Pune on Monday.Watson top-scored for CSK with his 40-ball 78, which included 4 fours and 7 massive sixes after getting a lucky break off the first delivery of the match.Watson was trapped LBW by Trent Boult but the on-field umpire turned down a loud appeal by Delhi Daredevils. Skipper Shreyas Iyer immediately called for a review and it looked like the ball had hit the pad first before hitting the bat. However, for some reason, the TV umpire upheld the on-field umpire’s call.(MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS)And Watson capitalised. He hit a flurry of sixes, beginning with three off Liam Plunkett off his first over.”I wanted to help the team in the previous games but to be able to play this innings against DD is a good confidence builder,” Watson said at the post-match press conference.Watto takes home the Lion Art Plate from the #DenAwayFromDen for a second time! #ManOfTheMatch #WhistlePodu #yellove #CSKvDD pic.twitter.com/9YQUccBHYsChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 30, 2018″I was targeting the short side of the ground and wind was also blowing in that direction. It was good to get a few out of the middle,” he added.Shreyas Iyer, Delhi captain, at the post match presentation showed his dipleasure at the umpires decision.”The way Watson started it totally changed the game. Not only me, the whole dressing room and obviously you also think the same – that ball hit the pad first and then the bat,” he said.advertisementEven as Faf du Plessis struggled at the other end, Watson ensured CSK were blazing away at the rate of knots against a quality Daredevils attack.????@ShaneRWatson33 #CSKvDD pic.twitter.com/OWFy8nMrQ6IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 30, 2018The two added 102 off 10.5 overs before du Plessis perished to Vijay Shankar. Chennai lost Suresh Raina to Glenn Maxwell after two deliveries but Watson remained calm to inflict some serious damage on the visitors.In the 14th over, while trying to pace up the innings, Watson, who was clearing fences at will, mistimed his shot off veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra and was caught by Liam Plunkett.The stage was set for MS Dhoni, as he came in and blasted the ball all over the ground. He second fastest IPL fifty off just 22 balls and helped Chennai Super Kings to 211 of their 20 overs.Dhoni launched the counter attack along with Rayudu, who was demoted to fourth spot, initially gave the strike to Dhoni and the Ranchi stumper milked the bowlers. Soon Rayudu also joined the party.In the 19th over, Delhi got the chance to stop the Dhoni juggernaut as Avesh delivered a short ball and Dhoni pulled it aerially to deep mid-wicket but Munro dropped it. In the same over, Dhoni slammed a 108-metre six, the second longest of this year’s tournament.”Trent Boult is a world class bowler and MS hit him really well. He is hitting the ball incredibly, as well as he has ever hit,” Watson signed off.In the last over, Rayudu got run out but Dhoni managed to collect 13 runs.On April 20, Watson had blasted a 51-ball hundred against Rajasthan Royals. CSK were playing their first ‘home’ game in Pune and it was still early days in the tournament.last_img read more

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Nokia 5 (2018) may be in the works, hints HMD Global

first_imgHMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas has seemingly confirmed the Nokia 5 (2018). Looks like the Finland based company has already started working on the phone, which will be an upgraded version of the last year’s Nokia 5. Not much is known about the new Nokia 5 as of yet. However, we can expect HMD Global to reveal more details about the Nokia 5 (2018) in the days to come.Sarvikas confirmed the coming of Nokia 5 (2018) in a reply to a user query on Twitter. A Twitter user, with the username @Janson_Sleek wanted to get update on Nokia 5 (2018) and went on to ask Sarvikas if the company is planning to bring the phone anytime soon. He writes, “Nokia 5 2018 please Sir?”. To which Sarvikas replies by saying “Stay Tuned”. This clearly hints that HMD Global may be already working on Nokia 5 2018 edition or is at least planning to. Sarvikas doesn’t reveal any further details about the phone though.The Nokia 5 (2018) will definitely be an upgraded version of the Nokia 5, just as the Nokia 6 (2018) which is of the Nokia 6. We can expect the Nokia 5 (2018) to come with a much-improved specs sheet compared to the original Nokia 5 in terms of design, camera, hardware and even software, which was launched only last year.The Nokia 5 is available in two variants in India – 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM. The 2GB RAM model of Nokia 5 retails for a price tag of Rs 12,499, while the 3GB RAM model comes with a price of Rs 13.499. The Nokia 5 is available in two colour options — Matte Black and Tempered Blue. The smartphone is available for buying on both offline and online stores.advertisementNokia 5 specificationsNokia 5 sports and a 5.2-inch 720p HD display which is covered with Gorilla Glass 3 for protection against scratches. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor paired with Adreno 505 GPU. As mentioned above, the Nokia 5 comes in two variants – 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM both coupled with 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.To recall, the Nokia 5 was launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat in August last year. As promised by HMD Global, the Nokia 5 has been upgraded to Android Oreo in January this year, alongside Nokia 6. That being said, the Nokia 5 currently runs Android 8.0 Nougat. The smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery.ALSO READ: Nokia 5 quick review: A classy, compact mid-range phone with stock AndroidOn the imaging front, the Nokia 5 comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, a dual-LED flash and an aperture of f/2.0. While on the front, the smartphone sports an 8-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. The Nokia 5 also comes with a fingerprint sensor up front.last_img read more

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Intex has launched a phone that you can’t break and it costs just Rs 5,999

first_imgHomegrown smartphone manufacturer Intex launched a new smartphone on Thursday, which the company claims is “unbreakable”. Intex calls the smartphone Staari 10. Intex launches the Staari 10 at a competitive price tag of Rs 5,999 taking on the likes of 10. or D, InFocus Turbo 5 and other competitions in the market. As for the availability, the new Intex Staari 10 will be selling exclusively on Snapdeal.The Intex Staari will be available for buying in three colour variants including — Glossy Black, Champagne and Blue. Although the original price of the phone is Rs 5,999, Jio users will be able to get the phone for a much lower price tag of Rs 3,799. Intex has partnered with Reliance Jio to offer Jio Football offer to the customers buying the Staari 10. Under the Jio Football offer, Jio users buying the Intex Staari 10 will get a cashback of Rs 2,200, bringing down the price of the phone to Rs 3,799 from Rs 5,999. The cashback will, as usual, will be credited back to the buyer in the form of cashback vouchers on the MyJio app.In terms of specifications, the new Intext Staari 10 comes with a 5.2-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. As of now, there is no word, whether Intex will upgrade the Staari 10 to the latest Android OS – Android Oreo. However, chances are it may not, considering the price.On the optics department, the new Intex phone sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear, and consists of a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Both the rear and front camera comes with LED flash support for better picture capture. The single rear camera is placed at the top edge of the back panel, below which is the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which sits within a circular housing. The smartphone comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB through a micro-SD card.advertisementALSO READ: Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite launched: Price, top specs and moreThe Intex Staari 10 comes with a complete protection 9-in-1 security suite which includes features like — lost phone tracker, missing phone siren, anti-virus, SIM change notification, track family members, SOS panic button and device fitness. On the connectivity front, the smartphone comes with support for 4G (VoLTE), 3G and 2G. It also includes WLAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and a micro USB port support.last_img read more

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CAS ruling in Olympic doping case takes Usian Bolt’s 9th medal

first_imgUsain Bolt won’t be getting back his ninth Olympic gold medal.A Court of Arbitration for Sport judging panel on Thursday dismissed Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter’s appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for a positive doping test discovered eight years later.Carter ran the opening leg in the 4×100-meter relay when Bolt took the baton third and helped Jamaica win in a world record of 37.10 seconds.In fresh analysis of Beijing samples by the International Olympic Committee in 2016, Carter tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine. Jamaica was disqualified and stripped of the relay title.The CAS panel said it “could not accept any of the arguments raised by Nesta Carter contending that the test results should be ignored or the IOC (disciplinary) decision should otherwise be overturned for certain alleged failures.”The verdict was expected, and spoils Bolt’s perfect Olympic career of three gold medals in the 100, 200 and 4×100 at three consecutive games in 2008, 2012 and 2016.With Jamaica’s disqualification confirmed again, the gold medals will go the Trinidad and Tobago team of Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson and Aaron Armstrong. The IOC should upgrade Japan to silver and Brazil to bronze.The Jamaica team in Beijing also included Michael Frater and Asafa Powell.Carter, now 32, was also on Bolt’s team for three straight world championship relay gold medals, in 2011, 2013 and 2015. They were also teammates when Jamaica set another 4×100 world record in 2012 at the London Olympics, in a time of 36.84 seconds.Dozens of athletes tested positive for banned drugs in an IOC-ordered reanalysis program using new and more accurate tests on samples stored since the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics.advertisementCarter’s case was the only one involving Jamaica.last_img read more

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Argentina calls off game against Israel after protests

first_img\R Buenos Aires, Jun 6 (AP) Argentina has called off a World Cup warmup match against Israel following protests by pro-Palestinian groups.A source at Argentina’s football federation on Tuesday confirmed the cancellation of the international friendly scheduled to be played Saturday at Teddy Kollek Stadium in Jerusalem. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they did not have permission to comment.The head of the Palestinian football association, Jibril Rajoub, had urged Argentina to cancel the match and had called on Arab soccer fans to burn posters of Argentina captain Lionel Messi if he participated.Although the stadium that was slated to host the match is in west Jerusalem, Rajoub had complained that it is situated in a neighborhood built on the site of a former Palestinian village destroyed during the war surrounding Israel’s creation in 1948. Rajoub has long urged FIFA to expel Israel from the international football federation, citing Israeli travel restrictions on Palestinian soccer players and because Israel maintains teams in West Bank settlements.The cancellation came hours after pro-Palestinian activists staged a demonstration in front of the sports complex in Barcelona where Argentina is preparing ahead of the World Cup. Some waved the white and sky-blue striped jersey of Argentina’s national team stained with red paint resembling blood.”In the end, they’ve done right thing, and this is behind us,” Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain told ESPN. “Health and common sense come first. We felt that it wasn’t right to go.” Argentina opens its Group D campaign in Russia against Iceland on June 16. It then plays Croatia on June 21 and Nigeria on June 26. It is unclear whether Argentina will play another warmup, or if it will arrive to Moscow ahead of schedule.advertisement There was no immediate reaction on the cancellation of the friendly game from Israel. But the Israeli news site Ynet reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had called Argentine president Mauricio Macri and urged him to intervene. Officials at the Argentine president’s office declined to comment on the issue. The cancellation was seen as a victory for the global Palestinian anti-Israel boycott campaign. The grassroots movement advocates boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel in what supporters say is a way to promote Palestinian rights through nonviolent means. But Israel says the campaign goes beyond Israeli occupation of lands claimed by the Palestinians and masks a deeper aim of delegitimizing or even destroying the country. It has formed a government ministry whose primary mission is to combat the boycott movement. The boycott movement welcomed the cancellation. It said the Argentinian team responded to “creative campaigning” denouncing what it called Israel’s “sports-washing of its crimes against Palestinians.” Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and later annexed the area in a move not recognized by the international community. The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. The Palestinians have also been outraged by President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his decision to move the U.S. Embassy to the city. The Argentine decision may also have been influenced by deadly violence along the Israeli-Gaza border. More than 115 Palestinians have been killed and nearly 3,700 more wounded during near-weekly protests along the Israeli border, according to Palestinian health officials. The vast majority of casualties have been unarmed. (AP) APAAPAlast_img read more

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