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Add Depth To Your Project With After Effects 3D Lighting

first_imgMotion Graphics guru Chris Meyer shares a quick trick for increasing visual interest in your After Effects projects.If you’re into motion design and After Effects you’re likely already familiar with AE training by production duo Trish and Chris Meyer. In a recent Lynda.com After Effects Apprentice training course Chris demonstrates how to create an opening title for a medical themed project.In this sample from that online training course Chris shows how adding a 3D light to your AE project can instantly give it more depth and focus your viewers attention to an area of the frame.   The short video tutorial covers adding a vignette to your AE project, using a 3D light’s fall off feature to focus attention on the foreground while darkening the background and casting shawdows between your composition’s layers.For AE pros this may be a bit elementary, but it is a great reminder that the 3D light in After Effects is a powerful tool to make your compositions pop and give visual interest.  Have a look here:From After Effects Apprentice 16: Creating a Medical Opening TitleTutorial video originally seen on ProVideoCoalition.comlast_img read more

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Product Training and Your Sales Kickoff

first_imgProduct training is important. You can’t sell without knowing what your solution does, where it fits, how it makes a difference, and why your clients should change what they’re doing. While a sales kickoff provides an opportunity to do some training, product isn’t normally the area where salespeople need help.MindsetIf you are going to work on anything, the first place to start is mindset.I’ve seen good companies get this right, and I’ve seen them get this wrong.Let’s look at how they get it wrong first. They spend half a day on reviewing the numbers. Let me give you an example. At one SKO, I watched the CEO speak, where he reviewed the numbers and talked about shareholders. Then the CFO spoke and did a deeper dive into the numbers. Right after his speech, the head of sales reviewed the same numbers, just broken down by category.At another SKO, I watched a senior VP announce 9 products. After I spoke, the salesforce spent a half hour in 9 breakout sessions to explain the new products, and that checked the box for training. That isn’t training.One client I have spoken for a number of times gets things right. They spend an outsized amount of the time speaking to their team about who they are, why they do what they do, how it makes a difference, and why it is important that they deliver the value that only they can deliver. They are working on improving the engagement of their team. They are using the chance to get the team together to build an army of believers.Another company I have spoken to more than once makes their clients the center of every presentation and conversation, using their stories and sometimes having them speak to share how what the sales force and company does helps them with their mission.Skill SetsMost of the product training that is done doesn’t really help the sales force to sell more. There are exceptions, especially for companies with complicated solutions. But generally, this isn’t why or how salespeople lose.Salespeople lose because they lack the skill sets.They don’t know how to prospect, or they don’t do enough of it. Improving this one skill improves results more than product.They don’t know how to control the sales process, leaving their client to try to figure out what comes next and how to improve their results. Commitment-gaining is a critical skill set and salespeople are missing this skill.Whenever I hear sales leaders suggest their salespeople can’t negotiate, I push back, telling them that I believe that their salespeople are terrific negotiators. The only thing I would change is that I would have them negotiate with the client instead of negotiating a concession with their sales manager.Selling is more difficult than ever, and in many ways, selling is in decline. In many ways, we are getting worse. A good part of the reason for poor salesmanship is the complete lack of development in the new competencies the sales force needs, like commitment-gaining, controlling the sales process, and building consensus.If product is allowed to crowd out these outcomes, you can have a really nice meeting, show off your new products, and send that same sales force back out into the world no better equipped to create value or deliver results than they were when they showed up.last_img read more

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8 Bangladeshi Nationals Arrested in Pune, Mumbai for Alleged Terror Links

first_imgEight Bangladeshi nationals were arrested over the last three days in India over their alleged terror links. Of them, two persons were arrested at Mumbai by the Pune unit of the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) on March 18 for their alleged links to the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), a terror outfit of Bangladesh said to be a front organization of Al Qaeda. Six more suspects were arrested at Pune by the Maharashtra ATS on March 16 and 17  for allegedly sheltering suspected terrorists of ABT, the Hindustan Times reported.The two Bangladeshis detained on March 18 were living in Navi Mumbai and were in contact with three of the suspects arrested at Pune on March 17, a senior ATS official was quoted as saying in the report. Their role in making forged identification documents is being investigated, the report added.Three of the Bangladeshi citizens arrested from Pune have been identified as Mohammad Ripan Hossein, 25, Hannan Anwar Khan alias Hanan Babarali Ghazi, 28, and Mohammadwadi Habibur Rahman alias Raj Jesub Mandal, 31.“The three Bangladeshi nationals had been staying illegally, without any authorized travel documents for the past five years in Wanowrie areas and Akurdi areas,” a senior official of the Maharashtra ATS said, according to PTI. Two of those arrested were from Khulna, while the third one hailed from Shariatpur district in Bangladesh, it added.The trio was produced before Session Judge RN Sardesai who remanded them in police custody till March 29.  During their interrogation, they revealed that they had given shelter and other assistance to the members of ABT when they were staying in Pune, added the official.The Pune unit of Maharashtra ATS, acting on specific inputs, conducted a search operation in Wanowrie on March 17 and held one Bangladeshi national. His interrogation led the ATS to nab two more Bangladeshi nationals who were staying at Akurdi. “During his interrogation, he provided information about two more Bangladeshi nationals, who were staying illegally in Akurdi, after which the duo was also nabbed,” he was quoted as saying by PTI. The due had also obtained PAN and Aadhaar cards by using fake documents.“Investigation has revealed that these accused and their accomplices were helping the active members of ABT, which is supposedly a front organization of Al-Qaeda, to hide in India and were also helping terrorist activities financially and through various other ways,” the officer said, according to PTI. Related ItemsBangladeshTerrorismlast_img read more

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Kobe Bryant wins Oscar for animated short ‘Dear Basketball’

first_imgGoogle honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Padda doesn’t regret benching star players early vs UE Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City The 39-year-old sports superstar believed the nomination validated that he could succeed off the court.“As basketball players, we’re told to shut up and dribble,” Bryant said on stage. “I’m glad we did a little bit more than that.”He thanked his wife, Vanessa, and his three daughters, naming each of them. He spoke a few words of Italian — a language he learned as a child growing up in Italy — and closed by telling them, “You are my inspiration.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Kobe Bryant poses in the press room with the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for “Dear Basketball,” during the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWNLOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant is a winner in retirement, too.The former Los Angeles Lakers star won an Oscar in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” a poem he wrote after ending his 20-year career on the court in 2016.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img He’ll add it to an already jammed trophy collection that includes five NBA championships with the Lakers, two Olympic gold medals, NBA Finals most valuable player awards, a league MVP award and four All-Star game MVP awards.As executive producer, Bryant accepted his golden Oscar statue from “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill on Sunday night. He shared the award with Disney animator Glen Keane.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAmong those offering their congratulations via Twitter were Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, Bill Russell and Shaquille O’Neal, Bryant’s former Lakers teammate who admitted, “I’m jealous lol.”Since hanging up his basketball shoes, Bryant has delved into business (a new Nike shoe) and various forms of storytelling. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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Cricket: Virat Kohli takes to social media to cheer up his fans

first_imgSkipper Kohli will have a lots of questions to ponder before the 3rd test that starts on Saturday. Him removing Dhawan and slotting in the experienced Pujara hasn’t paid of well. Also bringing in the surprise element in the form of Kuldeep Yadav saw no yield.So far this series has seen Virat doing the bulk of the scoring for team India. Come Saturday, he will be looking for significant contributions from his other batters if India are to bat well and post the first win of the series.Also Read:Cricket: Indian-A Team opener Mayank Agarwal starts from where he left Advertisement(Photo Courtesy: Hindustan Times)The Indian cricket team embraced one of the worst defeats in their test history as they lost to host’s England by an innings and 159 runs in the 2nd test at Lord’s. This saw England take a 2-0 lead in the 5 match test series with 3 matches still to play.This struggle to the red Dukes ball isn’t something new for the Indian Team. In the previous two tours to England, India faced similar problems with James Anderson and Stuart Broad swinging the ball both ways. This time in addition to both, players such as Sam Curran and Chris Woakes have also stepped up to the game.Put into bat by the host’s after losing an whole day due to rain, India batted poorly registering only 107 runs. The batsmen simply couldn’t handle the show put on by Anderson who went on to pick up 5 wickets.Having made only 107 runs, India needed to fire on all cylinders if they were to save the test match. But instead the bowlers weren’t clinical enough and let the all-rounder Chris Woakes notch up his maiden test match century.With a lead of 289 behind their back, the England pacers once again set out to wrap up the job. They did so in style, bundling out India for just 130 runs thereby winning it by an innings and 159 runs.Anderson stood as the best bowler for the hosts picking up 9 wickets in both innings combined. India had to simply walk away once again with their heads held low for yet another time.The team’s skipper Virat Kohli has to answer the fans who await an explanation for this shocker of a performance. After some of the former cricketers seeking the support of the fans in this difficult period, Kohli took to the social media to post an image stating that he would never let his fans down. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Cespedes Defends HR Derby Title

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round on July 14th.Ken Griffey Jr. took the title in 1998 and 1999.With a serious, determined look on his face the whole time, Cespedes finished with 28 homers. That was four fewer than last year, when he beat Washington’s Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round.Cespedes saved his best for last, a 452-foot (138-meter) blast to the third deck above left field that officially measured as the longest of the night.Athletics third base coach Mike Gallego again pitched to Cespedes, who went deep 32 times in last year’s derby at Citi Field in New York. Gallego’s arm looked nearly out of gas by the final round, which started after 10:30 p.m. local time.Cespedes topped Toronto’s Jose Bautista, and Frazier surprisingly beat Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton in the semi-finals.Bautista and Stanton each earned a bye to the semifinals under the new bracketed format, which gave each player seven outs and pitted the survivors from each side in the final round. Bautista went deep 10 times in the first round, keeping the fans in the second deck above left field on their toes, and Stanton hit six.That was all, though. After a long wait for his next turn, Stanton put up a zero in the semifinals and let Frazier advance with only one.But Stanton’s six were beauties.One landed in the third deck above left field, about a half-dozen rows shy of the very top of the ballpark. Another reached the second deck above the center field batter’s eye, a place never touched by a ball during an actual game here. Stanton has been credited with three of the 15 longest home runs in the majors this year, including the second-farthest at 484 feet.Bautista, the American League captain, has 11 home runs in 14 regular-season games here, the most by any visiting player. That’s only one less than Twins cornerstone Joe Mauer, who has played 284 career games at Target Field.Cespedes, who beat Athletics teammate Josh Donaldson in a tiebreaker after each finished with three in the first round, breezed by Baltimore’s Adam Jones in the second round. Frazier topped National League captain Troy Tulowitzki on the other side.Colorado’s Justin Morneau, the fan favorite after 10-plus years and four All-Star games for the host Twins, was eliminated in the first round.Morneau returned to his roots, and so did the event itself, considering the inaugural contest was held at the Metrodome before the 1985 All-Star game.Admission then was a mere $2, slightly less than the $200-and-up price tags on the derby these days. The original form was actually a 1960s-era television show, featuring sluggers like Harmon Killebrew of the Twins.Delayed 54 minutes by light rain on an unseasonably cool night — even for Minnesota — with a start-time temperature of 59 degrees, the contest began with a rainbow protruding from the clouds beyond left-center field that framed this limestone-encased ballpark that opened in 2010.Frazier went first, and while he went deep twice, he didn’t quite reach the rainbow. Neither did Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, the smallest of the participants who had the backing of the crowd with chants of his last name during his two-homer round.“Even my brother he said he got chills,” said Dozier, one of seven first-time participants. His brother, Clay, was his pitcher.(DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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World Cup 2018: Leaked England line-up shows Sterling is set to be dropped

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate’s team plans for their next match against Panama appeared to be have been accidentally leaked.A picture of England’s starting line-up taken at Thursday’s training has been published by some media outlets. The image is of a notepad held by Southgate’s assistant Steve Holland, taken during an open training session, which looked like England’s line-up.The leaked photo, however, brings bad news for Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling who is set to be replaced by Marcus Rashford for the next match. Also, Ruben Loftus-Cheek will replace the injured Dele Alli.Southgate denied that the team sheet published by some British media was his starting line-up for Sunday’s game but warned that leaks would harm his team’s efforts.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGESouthgate insisted it was not the team to face Panama written down on Holland’s pad but chastised the media for publishing the photographs.”There is a squad of 23 names on the sheet. The next sheet has different players in different positions because we swap people in and swap people out.”The stories are then run as they are. For me, it’s no drama,” he said.FIXTURES | POINTS TABLE”Obviously any time, if we were to give the opposition the opportunity of having our team it’s a disadvantage to us so of course our media has to decide whether they want to help the team or not.”But given that it was just a squad list, it doesn’t really make any difference to us really,” he added.advertisementThe England manager said he had not told his players what his starting line-up would be.”Not yet, no. I mean I think always from the type of training that we do they have a good idea and clearly we had a team that played very well and won. So, we’re not going to be wildly different to that,” he said.last_img read more

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ISL: NorthEast United FC go top of table with 2-0 win over Delhi Dynamos

first_imgFederico Gallego and Bartholomew Ogbeche’s late second half goals sealed a 2-0 victory for NorthEast United FC against Delhi Dynamos away at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday.Delhi failed to create enough chances throughout the game and were outdone later in the day with two late goals from the visitors.The deadlock was broken in the 82nd minute of the match with after some individual brilliance from Gallego and eight minutes later, Ogbeche clinically finished a ball to double Delhi’s lead and earn them three important points.This was NEUFC’s third win of the season and they are on top of the table with 11 points from five games. FC Goa are second in the league with 10 points from four games.A thriller of a match in New Delhi ended in @NEUtdFC’s favour, as the Highlanders scored 2 late goals to collect all 3 points and go of the table!More videos: https://t.co/8jtqJIjojH#ISLRecap #HeroISL #LetsFootball #DELNEU #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/vE4Rb1VrLzIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 30, 2018NorthEast United spurned a golden chance to take an early lead five minutes into the match. A pacy surge forward by the hosts was led by Ogbeche who played a one-two with Redeem Tlang before unleashing a dipping effort from the edge of the box. The goalkeeper stood no chance of keeping it out but luckily for him, the effort hit the crossbar.The visitors were attacking in numbers with Tlang’s exploits on the right flank pinning both Nandhakumar Sekar and Narayan Das into their own half.advertisementLallianzuala Chhangte’s pace was put to the test when an overhit backpass placed Robert Lalthlamuana in a spot of bother in the visitor’s half. The defender managed to get to the ball before the Mizo-born winger and averted a defensive catastrophe against the run of play.Delhi could have shocked the visitors with a lead when Pritam Kotal rose highest to get a corner-kick delivery but the ball sailed over the bar.NorthEast United had a couple more chances before the break. Rowllin Borges received Tlang’s cross into the box, controlled it with a delightful touch and released a shot that was blocked by Rana Gharami.The resulting corner-kick was aimed for Juan Mascia in the centre who flicked it to the near post where Mateo Grgic’s header destined for the net was brilliantly kept out by Dorronsoro.Gombau responded to the visitors’ onslaught by adding Vinit Rai into Delhi’s midfield as the hosts were struggling to keep the ball.NorthEast’s first chance after the break saw Gallego’s powerful shot take a deflection off a sliding Gianni Zuiverloon and went straight into the hands of goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro.At the other end, Zuiverloon stood over a free-kick outside the box on the left and swung it towards the far post for Andrija Kaludjerovic who couldn’t keep his shot on target, much to the dismay of the large crowd in the stands.The hosts had their chance in the 78th minute when a long ball by Marti Crespi fell perfectly for Kaludjerovic at the edge of the box. The striker played a one-two with Marcos Tebar whose well-weighted through-ball had Kaludjerovic attempt a finesse shot which was blocked and deflected wide by a sliding Mato Grgic.Federico Gallego was relentless throughout #DELNEU and notched up a goal and an assist. He is the Hero of the Match.#HeroISL #LetsFootball #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/f1wd1PcSUtIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 30, 2018NorthEast United finally got their goal through a moment of brilliance from Gallego. The Uruguayan midfielder picked up the ball from the left flank, skipped past his marker, surged into the box before sending a stunning finish into the bottom right corner.Romeo Fernandes’ poor pass back to Pritam Kotal was intercepted by Gallego who charged down the left flank and squared the ball to Ogbeche. The Nigerian forward sent the ball into the net to complete NorthEast United’s masterclass.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

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India do not have the system in place to produce singles players: Prajnesh Gunneswaran

first_imgPrajnesh Gunneswaran is the lone Indian in the singles main draw at the 2019 Australian Open and the 29-year-old rues the sorry state of the game back home, which he thinks will not improve even if he pulls off a miracle to reach the final in Melbourne.Cricket lords over other sports in India and the country of 1.3 billion has no men or women singles player currently in the top 100 even though it has produced decent doubles players in recent past.Reaching the singles main draw at a Grand Slam in itself is a success in cricket-mad India, which has only seen Yuki Bhambri achieve the feat since Somdev Devvarman played in the 2013 US Open.Gunneswaran is India’s highest-ranked singles player at 112 and will meet American 20-year-old Frances Tiafoe, who is ranked 39, in his opening round on Monday after booking his spot at the year’s first Grand Slam through the qualifiers.”It’s a good thing and a bad thing,” he told Reuters in an interview on Sunday. “It’s good for me personally because obviously I get a bit more coverage and a bit more presence in the media.”But I would also like to see more Indians in this part of the tournament, in the main draw, doing well, making it to the second week like we do in doubles.”He dismissed suggestions that his Australian Open appearance could motivate more players in the world’s second-most populous country.”I don’t think there is any lack of motivation. We don’t have the system in place to produce players so no matter how much motivation is there we will not produce any players even if I make the final,” Gunneswaran said.advertisement”Somdev has been 70 and we had other players in the past who have been top 30 but that didn’t produce another 100 players.”I don’t think me doing something here will make a drastic change. It will change my life but when it comes to Indian tennis I don’t think so.”Gunneswaran feels India’s search for quality singles players would not end anytime soon.”We need an entire system and infrastructure, from coaches to fitness trainers, a centre where the youngsters can go and play and develop and get better,” he said. “We don’t have that kind of a consistent system in India.”Here I am playing a professional event and I have to focus and do everything that I can to do well. Obviously there is a certain amount of expectation that comes with being currently the number one in India. I am going to step on the court and give it my best and hope that I can come out on top.”Gunneswaran had missed out on playing in the French Open main draw last year as a lucky loser as he had left Paris to play a Challenger event.He is coming off a strong 2018 during which he rose to a career-high 104 in November following strong results and two Challenger titles.The Indian did not have much idea about Tiafoe but knew he needed to be at his best to advance.”I don’t know too much about him. I have seen him on TV playing matches,” Gunneswaran said. “I know he’s very good, he’s top 40 for a reason.”I will have to play well to beat him. I will come up with a game plan tomorrow (Monday) and give it all I have got.”Also Watch:last_img read more

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Delhi University guidelines for sports trials out, date and venue decided

first_imgDelhi University has issued guidelines and venue details regarding the trials for the aspirants seeking admission under sports category. The sports trials will commence from July 2 and culminate on July 6. There are 27 sports that are part of the sports quota. These include 24 sports that are part of various high-profile competitions like the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, and three popular sports.Sport trails: Important dates The sports trials for athletics will happen at the University Polo ground in Kingsway Camp on July 2, the varsity saidThe sports trials for women football will also happen on July 2 at the Rugby Stadium Sports Complex in North Campus whereas for male aspirants it will be held on July 4The sports trials for badminton for male aspirants will be held on July 6 at Multipurpose Hall, Sports Complex whereas, for women, the trail will be on July 4The sports trials for cricket will be happening on July 3 and 4 for male and female participants. The venue for men will be at SGTB Khalsa College while for the women it will be Gargi CollegeSport trails: Other information The sports trials will be video-graphed as per Sports Admissions Guidelines, the varsity said.”DU reserves the right to upload videography of Sports Trials on its website. Parent/Guardian accompanying the applicant will not be allowed inside the venue of Sports Trials. Applicant appearing for the Sports Trials should bring printed copy of the Online Undergraduate Admission Form,” according to the guidelines.About DUDU is a premier university of the country with a venerable legacy and international acclaim for highest academic standards, diverse educational programs, distinguished faculty, illustrious alumni, varied co-curricular activities and modern infrastructure.advertisementOver many years of its existence, the university has sustained the highest global standards and best practices in higher education. Its long-term commitment to nation-building and unflinching adherence to universal human values are reflected in its motto: ‘Nishtha Dhriti Satyam’ (Dedication, Steadfastness and Truth).Read: Delhi University admissions 2019: Last date for applicationRead: Delhi govt will pay exam fee of students at govt schools from next year: Arvind Kejriwallast_img read more

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Coutinho on bench, Salah starts for Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool team news: Coutinho on the bench, Salah starts against Sevilla Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 01:30 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Phil Coutinho Liverpool UEFA Champions League Liverpool v Sevilla Sevilla The playmaker is named among the substitutes, while the Egyptian is fit enough to feature from the off against Eduardo Berizzo’s side at Anfield Philippe Coutinho is included in Liverpool’s matchday squad for the first time this season, while Mohamed Salah has shaken off illness to start against Sevilla in the Champions League Group E opener.The Brazilian, who agitated for a move to Barcelona, missed the club’s opening five fixtures of 2017-18 with a back injury that faded on international duty.Coutinho 2/1 to score v Sevilla Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 Upon his return to Merseyside, it was decided he would sit out Saturday’s visit of Manchester City that ended in a 5-0 defeat in order to undertake extra sessions.Jurgen Klopp, Mohamed SalahCoutinho has been named in reserve, but Jurgen Klopp can call upon Salah from the off. The Egypt international sat out training on Tuesday due to a sore throat, but lines up alongside Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.Liverpool’s midfield also remains unchanged, but there are three changes in the rearguard. Loris Karius replaces Simon Mignolet in goal, with Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez coming in for Ragnar Klavan and Trent Alexander-Arnold respectively.Liverpool starting XI: Karius, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, FirminoLiverpool subs: Mignolet, Klavan, Robertson, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coutinho, Sturridge Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Amit Panghal Manish Kaushik aim for history at world boxing semis

first_imgEkaterinburg (Russia): India would be aiming to better their best ever show when Amit Panghal (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) step inside the ring against tough opponents in pursuit of summit berths in the World Men’s Boxing Championship here, on Friday. India have never had two semifinalists at the marquee event for amateur boxers and in that respect, the two Haryana boxers have already scripted history. But if both or either of them manages to make the finals, it would be a gigantic step forward for the sport in the country. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh The task, however, is easier said than done. Panghal has in his way Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibossinov, who stunned Armenia’s European gold-medallist and sixth seed Artur Hovhannisyan in the quarterfinals. Kaushik, on the other hand, faces the most accomplished boxer in his weight category — Cuban top seed Andy Gomez Cruz, who out-punched Russia’s eighth-seeded Ilia Popov in the last-eight stage. Cruz, who was the light welterweight (64kg) gold-medallist in the 2017 edition, is also a two-time Pan American Games gold-winner and not to mention, a terrific mover inside the ring. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “Now begins the tough job. We have already delivered on bettering the medal count and now we aim to better their colour,” Indian Boxing’s High Performance Director Santiago Nieva told PTI. “I am happy but I won’t be completely happy till the time both of them reach the finals and they surely can, both of them,” added the country’s chief coach C A Kuttappa. They are up against tough challengers but that in no way makes them automatic underdogs. Panghal, the pint-sized dynamo from Rohtak, is the reigning Asian Games and Championships gold-medallist and has back-to-back gold medals at one of Europe’s oldest tournament — the Strandja Memorial. Kaushik, the shy man hailing from the cradle of Indian boxing Bhiwani, is a Commonwealth Games gold-medallist and is a two-time national medal winner. Both are employed with the Indian Army and both have shown a soldier’s grit in some draining bouts so far. “He (Bibossinov) has a long reach but I think I have the strategy to beat him,” said Panghal after the quarterfinal triumph. Panghal didn’t go into the details but so far, he has delivered each time he has promised. In fact, it was at the world championships when Panghal first caught everyone’s attention. In the 2017 edition, he nearly took down the then defending champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the quarters but lost by the most slender of margins. The Indian got his revenge a year later in the Asian Games final, where a gold catapulted him to star status in Indian boxing. Kaushik has had a stop-start career so far. He first hit the headlines when he took down 2015 world bronze-winner and three-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa in the national championship finals. That victory opened the doors of the senior national camp for him and he has been locked in a neck-and neck battle for a place in the side with Thapa ever since. So, while the CWG slot went to him, Thapa took the Asian Games last year. “I think I have moved slightly ahead because I don’t just have a world medal like him but also a CWG medal which Shiva bhai doesn’t have. That has taken a lot of pressure off me,” Kaushik told PTI. “As for tomorrow, I have seen the videos of my opponent. No doubt he is a good boxer but there is nothing in his game that I cannot do better,” he added. Before this year, India had never won more than one bronze medal in a single edition of the world championship. The overall medal count for the country before the ongoing edition stood at four bronze medals, claimed by Vijender Singh (2009), Vikas Krishan (2011), Shiva Thapa (2015) and Gaurav Bidhuri (2017).last_img read more

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Pak police detains two classmates in Hindu dental students mysterious death

first_imgKarachi: Two classmates of a Hindu dental student have been detained by the police in Pakistan’s Sindh province after she was found dead in her hostel room, a media report said on Thursday. Nimrita Chandni, a final-year student of Bibi Asifa Dental College in Larkana district and a social activist, was found lying on a cot by her friends on Monday with a rope tied to her neck. The two suspects, both classmates of Chandni, were taken into the custody by the police after tracing the call data from the deceased’s cell phone, Geo News reported. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportHer room was locked from inside. Police have not yet ascertained whether she committed suicide or was murdered. The girl hailed from Ghotki district, which recently witnessed riots after a school principal from the minority Hindu community was booked on charges of alleged blasphemy. Host of pictures and other materials, including exam passes, were found from Chandni’s hostel room, the report said. The laptop of Chandni was also being analysed for possible clues, the report quoted police as saying. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe Sindh government on Wednesday requested the Larkana sessions court to conduct a judicial probe into the student’s death after pressure from civil society members across the province. Meanwhile, members of the Hindu community, civil society and political parties have also demanded the formation of a joint investigation team to hold a probe into Chandni’s death. Protesters held rallies in Larkana on Wednesday and raised slogans against the dental college administration, demanding justice. Experts and officials of the medico-legal section of the health department in Karachi believe that the autopsy report carried many flaws and missed key facts. They said that the ligature mark in picture was not due to a dupatta. “It was some rope material,” Dawn newspaper quoted a senior official, who wished not to be named, as saying. “The post-mortem findings show suicide but ligature mark shows strangulation,” said the expert.last_img read more

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Bypoll for Hamirpur assembly witnesses 51 voter turnout

first_imgLucknow: Around 51 per cent voters of Hamirpur assembly segment exercised their franchise in the bypoll for the Vidhan Sabha seat, braving incessant rains on Monday. No incident of violence or breach of law and order took place during the polling, said Assistant Chief Electoral Officer Arbind Kumar in a statement. “Fifty-one per cent polling took place in the bypoll to Hamirpur Assembly constituency. The weather condition was rainy. No incident of violence or breach of law and order took place. Polling was peaceful,” he said. Voting had begun on a slow pace at 7 am amid incessant rains on Monday. Election officials said paramilitary forces were deployed in adequate numbers to ensure peaceful bypoll. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe by-election was necessitated due to the disqualification of sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ashok Kumar Singh Chandel following his conviction in a murder case. Nine candidates are in the poll fray and prominent among them are Yuwraj Singh (BJP), Hardeepak Nishad (Congress), Manoj Kumar Prajapati (SP), Naushad Ali (BSP) and Jamal Alam Mansoori (Communist Party of India). The electoral roll comprises over 4 lakh voters, with 2.20 lakh being males, 1.81 females and 10 of the third gender. As many as 476 polling booths were set up in 257 polling centres, the election officials said here, adding VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) machines were used at all polling booths. Counting of votes will take place on September 27.last_img read more

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Mukund Dinesh Karthik shine in Tamil Nadus win over Rajasthan

first_imgJaipur: Half-centuries by out-of-favour India opener Abhinav Mukund (75, 83 balls, 7 fours) and Baba Aparajith (52, 67 balls, 2 fours) helped Tamil Nadu put it across host Rajasthan by six wickets in its opening Group ‘C’ match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Tuesday. Skipper Dinesh Karthik with a brisk knock of 52 not out (52 balls, 4 fours, 1 six) saw the team home in the company of M Shahrukh Khan (47 not out, 39 balls, 6 fours). The left-handed Mukund and Aparajith set the platform for Tamil Nadu after the aggressive N Jagadeesan (7) fell in the seventh over to left-arm pacer Aniket Choudhary. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuMukund played some fine shots while Aparajith preferred to be watchful and rotated the strike well. Earlier, sent in to bat by Tamil Nadu, the home m recovered from 53 for 4 to post 261 in the 50 overs, thanks to a strokeful knock of 77 by right-hander Arjit Gupta. Gupta, who hit seven fours and three sixes in 82 balls, was involved in a 87-run partnership with Ashok Menaria (35). Medium-pacer K Vignesh bowled well to start with and got opener Chetan Bist (4) in the second over. He dismissed the other opener Manender Singh (7) and the key wicket of captain Mahipal Lomror (11, 27 balls) to reduce Rajasthan to 53 for 4. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersIn other matches on Tuesday, Tripura defeated Jammu & Kashmir by two wickets and Gujarat beat Bengal by 38 runs. Brief scores: Rajasthan 261 for 9 in 50 overs (Arjit Gupta 77, Rahul Chahar 48, Ashok Menaria 35, K Vignesh 3/34, M Mohammed 2/58, R Sai Kishore 2/66) lost to Tamil Nadu (Abhinav Mukund 75, B Aparajith 52, Dinesh Karthik 52 not out, Shahrukh Khan 48 not out, Aniket Choudhary 1/53) by six wickets. Points: TN: 4, Rajasthan: 0. Gujarat 253 for 8 in 50 overs (Bhargav Merai 63, Manprit Juneja 47, Kathan D Patel 36, Ashoke Dinda 3/58) beat Bengal 215 all out in 46.2 overs (Shreevats Goswami 79, Anustup Majumdar 39, Rush Kalaria 4/34, Axar Patel 1/47) by 38 runs. Points: Gujarat: 4, Bengal: 0. Jammu & Kashmir 197 all out in 43.2 overs (Qamran Iqbal 43, Fazil Rashid 38, Harmit Singh 3/32) lost to Tripura 198 for 8 (Bishal Ghosh 62, Milind Kumar 77, Umar Nazir 3/45) by 2 wickets. Points: Tripura: 4, J&K: 0. agencieslast_img read more

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Sole patent ownership to innovator if invented without institute support

first_imgNew Delhi: In a significant move, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has made it mandatory for academic bodies to share patent rights with a researcher.As per the AICTE’s new policy National Innovation and Start-Up policy for Students and Faculty of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), the AICTE has made it clear that in case the facilities of the institution have not been used by the researcher for their innovations, the researcher would get sole patent right of the research. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghIn case, the facilities of the institutions have been availed by the researchers for the research work, the institutions would be the custodian of the patent right for any particular research. The policy by the technical education regulator has been developed for the first time and is aimed at facilitating the ministry in bringing uniformity across HEIs in terms of intellectual property ownership management, technology licensing and institutional startup policy. The policy has been prepared in following the Intellectual Property Right (IPR) norms. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadSeen as an inventor-friendly policy, it also entitles students/researchers/ faculty members to sole ownership of patent rights if the product is developed without using any of institution’s facilities and funds and work has been conducted outside work hours. In case of a dispute, a five-member panel will take a final call on the patent ownership. “When institute’s facilities or funds are used substantially or when a product or technology is developed as a part of a curriculum or an academic activity, IPR is to be jointly owned by the inventor and the institute. They could together license the product or IPR to any commercial organisation, with inventors having the primary say,” the policy said. “However, an institute may not be allowed to hold any equity as per the current statute, so SPV may be requested to hold equity on their behalf,” it added.last_img read more

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Chinmayanands health stable will remain under observation

first_imgLucknow: The health of Chinmayanand, arrested for alleged sexual misconduct, is now stable according to the statement issued by the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) here on Thursday. Chinmayanand was brought to Lucknow and admitted to SGPGIMS on Monday after he complained of chest pain and uneasiness. According to Prof Amit Agarwal, chief medical superintendent, “Swami Chinmayanand is admitted in the cardiology ward under Prof P. K. Goel, head of cardiology department. His condition is stable but under observation.” Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh Hospital sources said that his blood pressure and all other parameters are normal but doctors wanted to keep him ‘under observation’. A local court in Shahjahanpur had sent Chinmayanand to judicial custody for 14 days on September 20 for sexually assaulting a law student. He was charged with an offence not amounting to rape, stalking and criminal intimidation. The law student, who studied in the college run by Chinmayanand, went missing on August 24 after a video of her alleging that a person from ‘Sant Samaj’ had threatened to kill her and her parents, went viral on the social media. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Later, she testified before a local court that Chinmayanand repeatedly raped her for over a year. She said that the accused recorded the incident on the camera and used it to blackmail her. Chinmayanand had, in turn, filed an extortion case against the law student and three others. After she confessed before the special investigating team of having asked for the extortion money to the tune of Rs 5 crore from Chinmayanand, she was arrested and produced before the court, which sent her to 14-days judicial custody, earlier on Wednesday. The victim’s family has alleged that Chinmayanand was using his political clout to stay in hospital.last_img read more

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Pak uses terrorism as legitimate tool of statecraft Jaishankar

first_imgNew York: Hitting out at Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said India cannot talk to a very challenging neighbour that conducts terrorism as a “legitimate tool of statecraft” to put pressure on New Delhi to come to the negotiating table. Addressing an event at leading think tank Council on Foreign Relations here on Wednesday, Jaishankar was asked about Kashmir and how he looks to manage New Delhi’s relationship with Islamabad. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “Well you used two key words and I would like to begin by differentiating that. One was Kashmir and other was Pakistan. And I’ll tell you why I do that. I don’t think that the fundamental issue between India and Pakistan is Kashmir. I think it’s part of the issues between us,” he said. Jaishankar said the issue for India was not whether it talks to Pakistan, but how it can talk to a country that is conducting terrorism. “Of course everyone wants to talk to their neighbour. The issue is, how do I talk to a country that is conducting terrorism and which frankly I would say follows a policy of implausible deniability,” he said. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “They do it, they kind of pretend they don’t do it. They know that that pretense is not serious, but yet they do it. So, how do you address that and I think it’s a huge challenge for us,” he added. Referring to the terrorist attacks in India planned and conducted from across the border, Jaishankar said Mumbai, which was attacked in November 2008, is a few thousand miles away from Kashmir. “You had the abortive attack on the Indian Parliament. So I think…we should distinguish between the antipathy, the deep antipathy that the segments of Pakistan nurse towards India from coveting Kashmir. I think they are autonomous issues,” he said. The External Affairs Minister stressed the history of India and Pakistan was not a normal history. Jaishankar said that despite being a neighbour, Pakistan will not trade with India, is a member of the WTO but will not extend MFN status, even though they are legally obliged to and New Delhi did it. “You have a neighbour who would not allow you connectivity. So we have, for example, the potential to use Pakistan to transit on to Afghanistan, Iran but they will not allow you that connectivity,” he said. He said such an attitude has slowed down regionalism, largely because of a concern that that might integrate them more with India’s economy. “So it’s a very challenging neighbour,” he said. “Now, all of that you could still handle if they then don’t do the one thing which is actually unacceptable in the world today, which is to conduct terrorism, as in their eyes, a legitimate tool of statecraft as a way of pressurising you to come to the negotiating table. “It’s not acceptable today as a sort of norm of international relations anymore. You have terrorism in different parts of the world, but there’s no part of the world where the country uses it consciously, deliberately as a large scale industry against its neighbour,” he said. Responding to a question on why the two countries have stopped playing cricket, Jaishankar said, “it’s very difficult in real life to separate issues.” Highlighting the terror attacks in Uri, Pathankot and Pulwama, he said, “if the dominant narrative of a relationship is of terrorism, suicide bombings, violence and then you say, ‘okay, guys, now tea break, let’s go and play cricket’. That’s a very hard narrative to sell to people.” “So this is a democracy, the sentiments of people do matter. And the one message I don’t want to give is, you do terrorism by night and it’s business as usual by day. And, unfortunately, that’s the message I would give if I were to follow this one (allow cricket matches between India and Pakistan,” he said. Tensions between the two countries have spiked after India ended the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5. The abrogation of Article 370 evoked strong reactions from Islamabad, which downgraded ties and expelled the Indian ambassador. Pakistan has been trying to internationalise the Kashmir issue after India withdrew the special status, but New Delhi has asserted the abrogation of Article 370 was its “internal matter”.last_img read more

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Matrix 4 script very ambitious

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Keanu Reeves is looking forward to returning to the weird world of The Matrix after checking out the latest sequel’s “ambitious” script. The movie star was on the red carpet for the premiere of his producer sister Karina Miller’s film, Semper Fi, in West Hollywood on September 24, when he was asked about The Matrix 4. “It’s very ambitious – as it should be,” Reeves told etonline.com. Miller then stepped in to remind the media it was her big night and Reeves was just a guest. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger”He’s always been so supportive and so protective of me doing my own thing and that I will always really appreciate,” Miller said. The Semper Fi cast, including Leighton Meester and Jai Courtney, joined the siblings at the premiere for the film. Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity in The Matrix 4, while Lana Wachowksi, who directed the first three movies with sister Lilly, is directing again. The movie is expected to begin filming in early 2020.last_img read more

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CM to hold meet with Chief Secy govt officials on fate of

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will sit for a discussion with the Chief Secretary and other officials of the state government regarding Talla Bridge on Friday. Banerjee has already got the report submitted by RITES, where the demolition of the bridge has been proposed.According to sources, the state government had appointed RITES to conduct a survey of the bridge after complaints of bad condition came up from different sources. After conducting the survey, RITES submitted the report at Nabanna where they proposed to demolish the Talla Bridge and build a new one as it has been deemed unfit for vehicular movement. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaFollowing the report submitted by RITES, Mayor Firhad Hakim again ordered an inspection. As per the order on Wednesday, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), PWD officials, railway officials and other engineers inspected the bridge and advised to stop movement of heavy vehicles on it. On Thursday, the state Transport department has been asked to chalk out alternative routes for buses which ply through Talla bridge, after discussing with Kolkata Police along with Bidhannagar and Barrackpore Police. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAfter the Transport department publishes notification in this regard, Kolkata Traffic Police may also publish a notification mentioning the diversion routes. Meanwhile, it has already been decided that three height barriers will be constructed on the three approach roads of Talla Bridge within a month, to stop the movement of heavy vehicles. It is, however, assumed that movement of such vehicles will be restricted shortly by police, several days before the construction of the height barriers. Only small vehicles will be allowed to ply on the bridge and police may also fix a speed limit. The height barriers will be eight feet high and Rs 26 lakh will be the cost of their construction. Meanwhile, questions have cropped up regarding diversion of buses as such heavy load of traffic on R G Kar Road and Cossipore Lock Gate Bridge may result in huge traffic congestion. To avoid such a situation, police may request the Transport department to divert the bus routes before Chiria More via Dum Dum Road. But before taking the decision, discussion with Barrackpore Police is essential to see whether such a huge load can be managed or not. Apart from restriction of vehicular movement, the LPG pipeline on Talla Bridge will also be moved in order to reduce the weight on the bridge, which was built 62 years ago. Several other decisions regarding the bridge will be taken after the meeting at Nabanna on Friday.last_img read more