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Neeraj Chopra’s coach complains about SAI, javelin thrower says it is different in India

first_imgNeeraj Chopra’s German coach Uwe Hohn had recently voiced his concerns over the delay in procuring equipment, insufficient support staff and poor diet.”Because of the very bad support of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), we need help from people or companies who like to help ASAP because with every week, bit by bit, we lose chance to reach our high goals!,” the Indian Express quoted a mail from Hohn.”I contacted 2 javelin companies and sent my list of equipment to an office in Patiala. But when the company didn’t receive any order I checked last week and found out that this guy hadn’t even opened the mail I sent to him. That’s the way SAI is working!”I had organised two of them (recovery systems) for our team and SAI reimbursed me for those. Now we have just one and the other is with the 400-m team. Nobody likes to help us, no Athletics Federation of India (AFI), no SAI. SAI is a major problem. It’s been over 4 or 5 months since I made my demand but nothing has happened so far,” Hohn said.”We have just one masseur for nine male athletes and one girl for the female athletes in the camp here and sorry both are not good masseurs! Good massages are also important for a faster recovery, better training and better results.”Training camps are either delayed or not happening. We can’t go (abroad for tournaments) earlier and don’t get a good block of days to train and fulfill our plans. They blame problems with visa for it but I can’t believe this,” Hohn added.advertisementStar javelin thrower Neeraj responded to the startling revelations by saying that “things can’t happen in a jiffy”.”My coach, Uwe Hohn is from Germany, so sports system there is different from what we have here [in India]. He has written to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) so that I can go out and focus on training for 2-3 months. Right now, training is fine but as programmes are happening here and there, I have to attend them which hampers my training. He is in talks but things are getting delayed because of holidays and Christmas,” he told ANI.Chopra also lauded the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for “doing pretty good things for sports in the nation.””They have run Khelo India and they are working more. I hope in the coming year’s things will get better,” he added.When asked about his preparations for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Chopra said, “First of all I have World Championship next year, so I am preparing for it. If things go well then automatically I will be motivated for Olympics. I have my target set on the Olympics.”Also Read | Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das shine in breakthrough year for India in athleticsAlso Read | Diet in India is a lot about tasty food, overseas focus is only on nutrition: Neeraj ChopraAlso Read | Neeraj Chopra says Diamond League was his biggest experience in 2018last_img read more

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8 days agoEngland performance just the start for Chelsea whizkid Hudson-Odoi

first_imgEngland performance just the start for Chelsea whizkid Hudson-Odoiby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi promises that he can show much more quality in the coming weeks and months.Fans were delighted with his performance for the England under-21s in their 5-1 win against Austria.He scored a great brace and was a threat throughout the game.And the youngster thinks that he is just getting up to speed after fully recovering from the Achilles injury he suffered in April.”I thought to myself as soon as I come back that I just need to get up to speed and get my fitness back,” he told reporters.”I think once that happens gradually my dribbling and everything will come back to what it was.”Now I am feeling a bit more confident to get on the ball and do my stuff. As the games go on I will get fitter, get more opportunities to dribble at players and I already feel better now.”I definitely think I can improve. I am not a perfect player. No one is a perfect player, I think that every day when I go onto a pitch I want to try my best, work hard and keep improving. I say to myself, keep going, keep working hard and hopefully more opportunities will come.”I wouldn’t say it is my pre-season, I think it is back to normal. I think when I was training it was like my pre-season getting back to fitness.”Now, I am back in the mix, training and playing. Now everything is back to normal so I need to keep working hard and hopefully get fitter.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Watch: UNC Seniors Marcus Paige And Brice Johnson’s Emotional Interview After Beating Duke

first_imgMarcus Paige and Brice Johnson hug after Duke game.YouTube/UNCTarHeelsAthleticsOnce the final buzzer sounded and UNC had officially closed out a 76-72 win at Duke, the ESPN cameras made a bee-line for Tar Heel seniors Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige. Johnson’s 18 points and 21 rebounds led the way, while Paige (11 points, six boards, three assists) hit four clutch free throws to seal the victory. This was the first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium for either player. Both guys talked about how much this win meant and what it means to be ACC regular season champs. last_img read more

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Dawson Creek receives application for a nonmedical cannabis store licence

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The City has received another application for a non-medical cannabis retail store licence.The City shared, ‘Pursuant to the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, the City of Dawson Creek hereby advises that Earth to Sky Cannabis Company Ltd., under the proposed establishment name of FLORA Cannabis, has made an application for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence to be located at #4, 11612 8th Street, Dawson Creek, BC.’The City advises anyone that feels they may be affected by this application to submit their written comments no later than 4:30 pm on March 1, 2019, to: Cindy Fisher, Deputy Corporate OfficerCity of Dawson CreekP.O. Box 150, 10105 12A StreetDawson Creek, BC V1G 4G4Email: [email protected] you require further information regarding this application please contact Aaron Thompson, City Planner, at 250-784-3601.last_img read more

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NTPC Railways ink pact for fly ash transportation

first_imgNew Delhi: State-run NTPC Thursday said it has teamed up with the Indian Railways for fly ash transportation, a move that will help enhance ash utilisation at Rihand and Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power plants. NTPC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hazipur-based East Central Railway Zone for transportation of fly ash under Indian Railways’ Special Freight Train Operator (SFTO) scheme. According to the company statement, NTPC has became the first entity in the country to sign an SFTO agreement with Indian Railways. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”At NTPC, sustainable ash utilisation is one of the key focus areas for us as part of our commitment to safeguard the environment. Ash is now also looked at as a commodity, which can translate into steady revenue stream for the company in the long run,” said P K Sinha, ED (EMG, AM and Safety) NTPC. The pact with Indian Railways for fly ash transportation will help enhance ash utilisation at Rihand and Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power plants and it will be further extended to other NTPC projects. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs”We decided to go with Indian Railways since it has the necessary capability to transport fly ash in bulk in the region at a lower cost,” Sinha added. Fly ash will be transported by Bogey Tank For Alumina Powder (BTAP) rakes, which are leak proof wagons with special air fluidizing system. As part of the agreement, NTPC has procured three BTAP rakes and each rake will have a capacity of 3,060 tonne ash. The first of the three rakes is expected to arrive by October 2019. The signing of the MoU with Indian Railways is a definitive step towards further enhancing fly ash utilisation limit at NTPC plants. Further, it will ease sourcing of raw materials for downstream industries in the region. K K Singh, Regional Executive Director, Northern Region, NTPC signed the MoU on behalf of the company in Patna on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Mariano didnt need much to prove the number 7 suits him

first_imgDominican winger Mariano Diaz had been looking for the opportunity he got today for Real Madrid, he presented himself as Real Madrid’s number ‘7’ in style.This Wednesday was the best moment when Real Madrid could make an impact in the Champions League that would leave the fans satisfied, they wanted to watch either Vinicius or Mariano Diaz play against AS Roma at the Santiago Bernabeu. Manager Julen Lopetegui recognized this urge to give one of both players their chance and he decided to let the Dominican winger have his opportunity, Real Madrid’s new number ‘7’ ceased it in the best possible manner and left a fantastic impression on his first official match for Real Madrid this season. There was a huge contrast between what was expected from Los Blancos and what people expected from Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance against Valencia, the Portuguese forward left the match after getting sent-off and Real Madrid got a dream first performance without his presence for the first time in nine years. The Merengues got ahead in the scoreboard through a sublime Isco free-kick during the first half, he struck the ball with such finesse, that his goal was very familiar to the one Messi scored last Tuesday. But by halftime against AS Roma, Real Madrid seemed to struggle a little bit against the Italian club and a greater impact was needed for the second half.? @marianodiaz7: “Estoy muy contento por el estreno, la victoria y el debut con gol.” #RMUCL pic.twitter.com/VIYXCFq5Lj— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) September 19, 2018Then Gareth Bale made his appearance, the Welshman scored a goal that reminded everyone of two of the ones he scored during the first great Champions League match of his career when he scored that historic hat-trick against Internazionale Milano back in 2010. The ‘Cardiff Express’ received a long pass from the left that gave him a lot of space to maneuver and get himself in a perfect position to score his goal, which meant Real Madrid’s second of the night against Roma and a more relaxed final half an hour of the match. The crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu was very happy with the performance Los Blancos delivered on their opening night, but there was still something missing in this great night for Julen Lopetegui’s side and the manager was able to see this with the perfect timing he usually has to make the proper modifications. It was the 73rd minute of the match and he decided to call Mariano Diaz to make his official debut as Real Madrid’s new number ‘7’, the Dominican forward had been expecting this moment for a long time and he got on the game after taking Gareth Bale’s place on the field. The player’s impact was almost instantaneous, as he started to make several attempts to score his goal and proved he has great talent to dribble and combine with his teammates.EL ‘7’ EN EL REAL MADRID TIENE MAGIA…#ChampionsxFOX Para ver una y otra vez el gol de Mariano Díaz ante la Roma¡PARA QUITARSE EL SOMBRERO! pic.twitter.com/WESqUiXbYRJames Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) September 19, 2018Mariano had an especially good connection with Brazilian left-back Marcelo, who found a new partner to play with on the left side of the field and was precisely the man who gave Mariano his first assist. It was near the end of the match when the Brazilian saw Mariano with space near the box and gave him the ball, the Dominican turned around towards the keeper and released a long-range strike that left the Bernabeu in complete silence for two seconds. Mariano had just scored a world-class screamer from outside the box, this was the dream presentation he had been waiting for since he decided to take on the number ‘7’ challenge as the great responsibility that the number carries with it. After the match, Mariano told the press that: “I’m very happy for my Champions League home debut against a semifinalist from last season. I’m very happy with my goal, I want to thank Marcelo for the assist and my teammates for their work today. I’ve always dreamed of a reception like this and I’m very grateful for it. I wasn’t nervous at all, I actually wanted to play but I wasn’t in a hurry. All I wanted was the chance from the manager, I’m here to win the Champions League and as many trophies as we can as a collective,” said Mariano to the press after the match.⚽? ¡Bonita manera de acabar un partido, @marianodiaz7! #RMUCL | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/sME2nOlqzW— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) September 19, 2018What do you think about Mariano Diaz’s first Champions League goal for Real Madrid? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Wright heaps praise on England Southgate

first_imgIan Wright has praised the performance of the England national team under the guidance of Gareth Southgate.Wright, who was working as a pundit for ITV, watched the Three Lions defeat Croatia 2-1 in their final group game of the UEFA Nations League to progress to the semis.Asked to give Southgate a grade for the year, he said, according to Daily Mail:“Massive progress, talking A+. A++ [if England had won the World Cup]. I’m not going A-, I’m going A+, really progressive, really happy… The mere fact the fans are backing him now, they’re looking forward to international games now. A+”Meanwhile, Wright reserved praise for Harry Kane, who, despite missing a few chances early on, continued to get into the right areas and eventually scored the winner for England.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.‘When you’ve got a manager who’s going to keep you on, Harry Kane is like Lineker, Shearer, Owen, Rooney. They will stay on. If they do miss a chance like that, probably they’re going to get another chance somewhere later on in the game.’After the game, Gareth Southgate also praise Kane, calling the Spurs striker, the ‘best goalscorer in world football.’“Harry Kane knows he’s going to stay on and he knows he’ll get a chance and probably will score,” said Wright.England will be in the Nations League semifinals which take place in Portugal, starting in June 2019.last_img read more

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Katherine Hart Hailed as a Mother to the Juvenile Manatee

first_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Caribbean sea, dema, edwin astwood, grand turk, gulf of mexico, katherine hart, manatee, Pdm, salt cay, west africa TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Nov 2014 – Katherine Hart hailed as a mother to the juvenile manatee which died in DEMA custody last week Wednesday… The matter capturing the attention of the member for Grand Turk South and Salt Cay, Edwin Astwood who had high commendation for Hart and her team for the effort to save the juvenile manatee. Hon Astwood explained that the species is rare for the Turks and Caicos and their diets are unique: They are herbivores and eat over 60 different freshwater and saltwater plants, but have been known to eat small amounts of fish from nets. They inhabit the shallow, marshy coastal areas and rivers of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, and West Africa. Some manatees, e.g. Florida manatees, can move freely between salinity extremes.” A bit of an education as the PDM member expounded. “As a result of this occurrence, there was much education given to the general public by the staff of the department on Manatees. Also, a wonderfully heartwarming, short documentary has been produced on the care and rescue activities that took place for the manatee.” There had been strong criticisms of the handling of the manatee; and a demand for an autopsy. No one knows why the manatee came to the TCI but in the end, Astwood believes DEMA cared for the creature well. The manatee, which was taken from the sea to a private pool, reportedly took its final breath while asleep in the arms of Ms. Hart. last_img read more

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Spotify Enlists Its Users to Add Music Metadata EXCLUSIVE

Spotify has found a new way to beef up its knowledge about music: The company has begun to solicit music metadata suggestions from its users, asking them to describe genres of albums or moods of songs.“Listeners describe music in different ways, and understanding that information will help improve, extend, and confirm the information that describes music on Spotify,” a spokesperson recently told Variety. “We hope to better understand how Spotify listeners interpret music, so that we can improve experiences for both listeners and artists.”To that end, Spotify quietly opened up Line-In, a music metadata editor, to all of its users this month. Users of Spotify’s desktop app can access line-in by clicking on the three dots next to any song, album, or artist, and select “suggest an edit.” Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Line-In’s web interface.From there, they are taken to Line-In’s web interface, which lets them suggest a wide variety of attributes, including the language of the lyrics of any given song, aliases used by an artist and even links to external websites.Spotify first began testing Line-In with a subset of its audience last fall. “Over the past few months, we’ve confirmed our beliefs that listeners care deeply about the content on Spotify—they want the data to be useful and accurate,” said the company’s spokesperson.“We’ve also seen that listeners are eager to describe the music they’re passionate about in ways beyond traditional concepts like genre and mood.” That’s why the company added the ability to use tags as descriptors as well.It’s worth noting that Spotify treats all these data submissions as suggestions; users don’t have the ability to directly edit the metadata for music in Spotify’s catalog. “Spotify considers the source, and thoroughly reviews and checks the accuracy of this information, before the suggestions are folded into the data that powers our services,” its spokesperson clarified.The company not only checks whether your submissions match what other users are saying, but also keeps track of your past performance. For instance, Line-In includes a number or surveys to test a submitter’s music knowledge. And if you completely mess up on your hip-hop test, you might have a harder time making your future contributions about the genre count.Spotify is the first music service of its size to launch a tool like Line In — but the move is consistent with the emphasis the company has put on data in the past. Back in 2014, Spotify acquired The Echo Nest, a music metadata provider, for a reported $100 million.And this month, it revealed in its F-1 filing with the SEC that it had amassed a total of 200 petabytes (about 200,000 terabytes) of data about music and the way its users access it. In the process of recommending, selecting and playing music, it accesses 5 petabytes of this data every single day. read more

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