Spanish football legend Carles Puyol, on expected lines, attracted all the attention as the local organising committee of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Monday kick-started the ticket sales here.The former Barcelona central defender was engaged in a friendly match with Sports Minister Vijay Goel and his cabinet colleague Babul Supriyo, who is also the vice chairman of the LOC, along with the kids associated with the government’s Mission XI Million programme.Tickets for the first FIFA tournament in the country will go live at exactly 19.11 hours today, paying a tribute to the year in which Indian football made history.With @VijayGoelBJP ji & @Carles5puyol at the ceremonial kick off for ticketing program for #FIFAU17WC. pic.twitter.com/i2MQn9jyVQ- Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) May 15, 2017It was the first time an Indian football team, Mohun Bagan FC, defeated an English side (East Yorkshire Regiment) and won the IFA Shield.Appropriately, Gauri Bhaduri, grand daughter-in-law of Shivdas Bhaduri, captain of that team, was handed over the first ticket by Puyol.Carles Puyol enjoyed a kick-about with a few Mission XI Million kids at the JLN Stadium, New Delhi! #FootballTakesOver #FIFAU17WC pic.twitter.com/8286JvXswj- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) May 15, 2017Puyol expressed his wish to be a part of the tournament in October.”I was very curious and excited to discover the country and I am glad that I witnessed its rich culture,” Puyol said.”Indians will get the chance to see World Cup matches live and that experience is completely different from watching it on television. You can feel the energy in the stands.advertisementKheleo looks pretty excited posing with of one of football’s all-time greats, Carles Puyol! Really, who wouldn’t be? #FootballTakesOver pic.twitter.com/0Hzn1WiVgA- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) May 15, 2017″At the FIFA U-17 World Cup, you can see the stars of the future. Indians should make the most of this opportunity and come in numbers to watch international teams play at home.”Puyol, Vijay Goel and Babul Supriyo handed over the 1st ticket of #FIFAU17WC to the descendant of the captain of the historic 1911 team! pic.twitter.com/b3CpJXQyTL- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) May 15, 2017Goel said, “We have made sure that tickets are priced nominally, you can buy a world cup ticket for less than 50 rupees. So, there is no reason not to come and support this tournament in large numbers.””I do not see this tournament as the conclusion, rather it is the start of the next revolution in Indian football and I need all your support to make the most of this amazing opportunity.
Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Mes nuits feront écho by Sophie Goyette is in international competition at the prestigious Film Festival Rotterdam, for its international premiere in the Bright Future programme, from January 25th to February 5th 2017. The Bright Future section is for films by original, up-and-coming directors who enrich the cinematographic landscape with an own style and vision. The film will have its theatrical release in Quebec on January 13th, and will screen in Vancouver Film Festival and Victoria Film Festival in early 2017.After having been in international competition in Sundance and Locarno with her shorts films, it is a first time selection at Rotterdam for Sophie Goyette. Written, directed and edited by the director of La ronde (2011) and Le futur proche (2012), this first fiction feature stars Éliane Préfontaine, Gerardo Trejoluna et Felipa Casanova in the lead roles, besides Marie-Ginette Guay and Monique Spaziani. The film had its world premiere at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in October 2016. Login/Register With: Advertisement Sophie Goyette is a writer and filmmaker of five awarded short films, in competition in Sundance, Locarno and TIFF Toronto festivals. Premiered at Locarno Film Festival, her fourth film (2011) was selected in the Top Ten Canada, received a GENIE AWARD 2012 nomination and won six prizes along with the « Best Short Fiction Award» aux Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois. Her short (2012) won the « National Award» for its world premiere along with five prizes in festivals, received a Canadian Screen Award 2013 nomination and was in international competition at the 2013 Sundance Festival.Produced by Sophie Goyette, is a film with french, english and spanish dialogues, with subtitles in english. The direction of photography isby Léna Mill-Reuillard, the artistic direction and editing is by Sophie Goyette, the sound design is by Simon Gervais (Studio Bande à Part) and the musical interpretation is by Éliane Préfontaine.The film is distributed by La Distributrice de films (Serge Abiaad) and its theatrical release in Quebec is on January 13th 2017.
OTTAWA – Canada’s share of the fastest growing industry in the world has been shrinking over the last decade — and a new report says it’s time to step it up or miss out on a trillion-dollar opportunity.The Ottawa-based Smart Prosperity Institute report — to be released today in Vancouver at the Globe Forum Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business — says clean technology will be a $2.2-trillion industry worldwide by 2022, with an estimated $3.6 trillion of investment up for grabs globally between now and 2030.However, Canada’s market share in the global clean tech industry has fallen 12 per cent in the last decade, and will continue to contract without a solid, long-term commitment to growing the industry, said institute co-chair Stewart Elgie, a professor of law and economics at the University of Ottawa.“Clean innovation is the big global economic prize in the next decade that leading nations are pursuing around the world,” Elgie said. “If Canada wants to win that race, we’ve got to raise our game.”However, the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change lays out a number of policies that will compel more clean tech innovation in Canada, he said, including a price on pollution with a carbon price, to be in place across Canada by the start of next year, as well as a promised national clean fuels strategy, better energy efficiency standards and limits on greenhouse gases like methane.There also needs to be significant government funding available to help get good Canadian ideas through the development stage and to market. Canada does well at coming up with ideas and making them work, Elgie said, but it’s not so good at commercializing those ideas and scaling up production, often because of a lack of available capital.The private sector is often still leery about clean technology, because it’s all very new.“The truth of it is every major commercial technology of the last century has involved significant public investment and public support,” Elgie said. “Every one — even the oilsands, which has had billions of dollars in public investment before it ultimately became commercially viable and the private sector ran with it.”Last year, Canada jumped three spots to number four on the Global Clean Tech Innovation Index, a measure of where the best clean technology ideas are expected to come from in the next decade. But if Canada can’t provide the financial help to get those good ideas out, it will miss out on huge opportunities, he warned.Of course, not everybody sees the Liberal government’s policies — particularly the carbon price — as helpful.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, new Ontario counterpart Doug Ford and Jason Kenney, leader of Alberta’s United Conservatives, have all promised to cancel or roll back carbon pricing if elected. They call carbon pricing a tax that will make Canada uncompetitive, particularly up against a U.S. that doesn’t have a similar burden.Kenney, for one, has called it a “massive tax on everything” and “a massive wealth distribution scheme requiring a massive bureaucracy to administer.”The report says encouraging clean innovation requires government both pushing and pulling industry along. That means setting standards that encourage the new technologies, such as a promised renewable fuels standard, aimed at encouraging ways to ensure fuel consumers like cars and furnaces produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions.— follow @mrabson on Twitter
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The RCMP in Grande Prairie are investigating a fatal collision that occurred at the intersection of Canfor Road and the Forestry Trunk Road on Thursday.At roughly 12:45 p.m. on February 22nd, a truck travelling southbound on the Forestry Road collided with a logging truck that was travelling eastbound on the Canfor Road. The 67-year-old driver of the southbound vehicle and his 27-year-old passenger, both from the Edmonton area, were confirmed to be deceased at the scene.A female passenger from Mundare was airlifted to a hospital via STARS air ambulance with serious injuries. The driver of the logging truck was uninjured. The RCMP is currently investigating all possible contributing factors that could have caused the crash.
Kolkata: The Election Commission (EC) has given the nod to the state government to continue with its social scheme “Rupashree”.Chief Secretary Malay De has recently sought clarifications from the EC regarding the continuation of some of its schemes with the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in place after the announcement of the Lok Sabha polls. The Commission, a few days back, had granted permission to the state government to continue its “Somobyathi” scheme. Under the “Rupashree” scheme that was launched in April 2018, one-time financial assistance of Rs 25,000 is given to the economically-stressed families at the time of their daughters’ marriages. In “Somobyathi”, a one-time ex-gratia grant of Rs 2,000 is given to the bereaved family members of a deceased who are in extreme financial need. It may be mentioned that a number of people had approached the state government informing about their difficulty as they were not getting benefits from certain schemes like “Rupashree”, “Somobyathi” and the like. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had directed De to take up the matter with the EC as she felt that the MCC should not be a hindrance in running schemes of public interest that have been announced much earlier and are ongoing. She also expressed her concern over the sufferings of people with the stalling of such schemes. “Marriages are settled much earlier and the rituals are performed as per the convenience of the family members. Similarly, an unfortunate death of a person may occur anytime. The Model Code of Conduct should not be a barrier in providing benefits under these schemes,” Banerjee had reasoned. A senior official of the state government informed that the government has also urged the Election Commission seeking an extension of procurement of potatoes from farmers by a week. The dates for the purchase of potatoes from farmers was scheduled from March 1 to 17. However, with heavy rains affecting the potato cultivation, the state had sought extension till March 24. “The EC is yet to respond to this plea,” the official said.
New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday tendered an unconditional apology in the Supreme Court for wrongfully attributing to the apex court the ‘chowkidar chor hai’ remark in the Rafale verdict. He also sought closure of the criminal contempt proceedings against him on a petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi. In a fresh three-page affidavit, Gandhi said he holds the apex court in the “highest esteem and respect” and that he has never sought to do anything which interferes with the process of administration of justice. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “The deponent (Rahul Gandhi) unconditionally apologises for the wrongful attributions to this court. The deponent further states that any such attributions were entirely unintentional, non-wilful and inadvertent,” Gandhi said in his affidavit. “The deponent most respectfully prays that this court may be graciously pleased to accept the instant affidavit and close the present contempt proceedings,” the affidavit stated. Gandhi also said the affidavit is made “bonafide and in the interest of justice, and nothing material has been concealed therefrom” Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “At the outset the deponent herein most respectfully submits that he holds this court in the highest esteem, and respect. The deponent has never sought or intended to, directly or indirectly, commit any act that it interferes with the process of administration of justice,” the Congress chief said in his affidavit. BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, who filed the contempt petition against Gandhi, had alleged that he has attributed his personal remarks to the top court and tried to create prejudice.
Marek Hamšík hasn’t been in the greatest form for Napoli lately and he admitted that it was caused by his illness as he was suffering from Angina Tonsillaris and his tonsils were removed on Wednesday.The Slovak’s form has been questionable lately as he has been unable to help his team in the fight for Scudetto with better performances – but apparently, it was caused by this illness that he was suffering from.The team’s captain wrote on his website about his fitness, according to Football Italia:Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I suffered from Angina Tonsillaris and had my tonsils out on Wednesday.”“Over the last few months, I regularly suffered from Angina Tonsillaris. The doctors advised me to have my tonsils taken out.”“I was meant to have the surgery this summer, but in the end, we decided it was best to act immediately and I had my tonsils taken out on Wednesday morning.”
The Cameroon midfielder Sebastian Siani has become the latest addition to join up with the Mohammed Bin Zayed stadium outfit.Sebastian Siani joins the UAE pro league side from Belgian club Royal Antwerp.The midfielder moves to UAE after spending six months with Antwerp during which he scored once in thirteen appearances.The Cameroonian was unveiled at the Mohammed Bin Zayed stadium after completing his medicals at the club.Aussie boss set to make changes against the UAE Obinna Echi – January 22, 2019 Australia coach Graham Arnold is optimistic a squad rotation in the 2019 Asian Cup quarter-finals against the United Arab Emirates will be successful.The Socceroos scraped through…The former KV Oostende joins the first team of Al Jazira as soon as they begin their preseason preparations.“Al Jazira Football Company have completed the signing of former Anderlecht and Antwerp midfielder Sebastian Siani,” the club said in an official statement quoted in Goal.Sebastian Siani was part of the Cameroon side that won the Orange African Nations Cup in Gabon in 2017.Al Jazira Football Company are hoping to have a huge impact on football in the United Arab Emirates as well as Asia in general.
Photo courtesy of Heidi WongThis is the fourth dead whale to wash ashore in Alaska in the past month. Another gray whale was found dead on the coast of Kodiak Island last week, and two more were spotted beached near Cordova and lastly another along the Turnagain Arm. A young humpback whale also died in late April along Turnagain Arm south of Girdwood. Updates will be posted as they are made available. A team with NOAA is on scene to try and gain access to the whale in order to perform a necropsy and determine the cause of death. As of Wednesday, they still haven’t been able to reach the carcass. According to officials it’s only visible at low tide. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A gray whale was found dead on the coast of the Kenai Peninsula near Clam Gulch on Friday, according to officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.