Margao, Mar 5 (PTI) Sporting Clube de Goa would look to notch up a double when they take on Bengaluru FC in a second leg match of I-League football at Nehru Stadium here tomorrow. The Flaming Oranje had beaten the Blues in their away leg and they would now be looking to again come out on top at home tomorrow. Bengaluru FC, on the other hand, would like to make the record straight after a disappointing loss at Kanteerava Stadium. Currently, Sporting are placed at fourth position with 13 points from 10 outings while Bengaluru FC are second with 21 points from the same number of outings. “We have a good team playing some good football, but the results have not come our way. Right now our focus is to narrow the gap with top three, we still have a lot of football left in this league,” said Sporting coach Mateus Costa. “Bengaluru FC is a good side, but with all due respect we have proven ourselves in the previous match. Tomorrow we have to put up our best performance and try to repeat the same,” Costa said. Asked how his team has been preparing for BFC, Costa said “The training sessions have been good. I keep telling them what we do in training is exactly what we need to emulate on the pitch and rest will fall in place.” Asked about the previous loss against Sporting, BFC coach Ashley Westwood said, “We did not threaten the goal much, we had a lot of possession but Sporting made the most of two long range shots and their defense showed great character. “But tomorrow is a new match, a fresh challenge, our second match away from home. We saw the previous match of Sporting against Mohun Bagan, they should have won it. There was a penalty shout turned down and they kept knocking on the goal till the last minute.” All the Sporting players are available to play tomorrow while BFC head coach Westwood confirmed that CK Vineeth and Shankar Sampingiraj would miss the match due to injuries. PTI MCS PDS PDSadvertisement
You’re reading Back of the Envelope, an experiment that aims to bring shorter, quicker content to FiveThirtyEight. In that sense, Klinsmann left the U.S. in basically the same state in which he found it. However, his stint as coach was always about more than just on-field results; he was also supposed to overhaul America’s talent base and install a more competitive playing style. And in those categories — essentially wearing the “technical director” hat, rather than that of “head coach” — Klinsmann acquitted himself more ably, a shift personified by 18-year-old rising star Christian Pulisic. Such improvements never sustained themselves on the pitch for Klinsmann — at least not in conjunction with his at-times bizarre tactical experimentation — and that’s why he’s no longer the U.S.’s coach. But his successor will probably be picking up the team in a better place than Klinsmann did back in 2011, despite what the rankings may say. Share on Facebook Jurgen Klinsmann’s up-and-down career as manager of the United States men’s national soccer team has officially ended after five tumultuous years, with the USMNT announcing his dismissal Monday. Klinsmann arrived in 2011 after the team’s performance fell off late in Bob Bradley’s tenure as coach, and the German made significant gains early on: The U.S.’s Elo rating rose from 1714 (34th-best in the world) when Klinsmann took over to a high of 1858 (ninth in the world) after the team tied Portugal 2-2 in the 2014 World Cup. But ever since then, it’s been mostly downhill for the Stars and Stripes, culminating in a 33rd-place Elo ranking after the U.S. lost 4-0 to Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier last week.
Those who know dance, might not know about Vilasini Natyam. Reason? Its a classical dance form lost from the cultural scene from many years. The danceform has once again revived and returned to the capital stage by Dimple Kaur who wants to take this dance form across the world through her persistent efforts.A trained dancer for 20 years, Dimple will perform Tholiviniki which will begin with Alaaya Sampradaayam which includes Ganesh Vandana and Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ Salaam Daravu. It will be followed by Kutcheri Atta Varnam and Javali. The performance will end with Bhagvataham, an extract from Parijatam.Vilasini Natyam is a classical Indian Dance form which originated in Andhra Pradesh. It is an independent dance form related mainly to the devdasi tradition. The devdasis used to perform Vilasini Natyam in the magnificent temples,’ explained Dimple.’It was part of the rich culture of India for many centuries until Britishers banned the dance from temples in India. This dance form was later revived by Padma Bhushan Guru Swapnasundari, under whom I have learned and honed it,’ she added.’The dance from highlights the feminine aspects which includes the hundred odd Adavus (dance-units) like the Tandava (vigorous) and Lasya (soft) aspects. Vilasini Natyam’s complex Abhinaya is widely admired,’ Dimple said.
Sons of older fathers are more intelligent, more focused on their interests and less concerned about fitting in, all characteristics typically seen in ‘geeks’, suggests new research.While previous research linked older paternal age to risk of autism and schizophrenia, this study published in Translational Psychiatry suggests that children of older fathers may also have certain advantages over their peers in educational and career settings.”We have known for a while about the negative consequences of advanced paternal age, but now we have shown that these children may also go on to have better educational and career prospects,” said Magdalena Janecka from King’s College London. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe researchers collected behavioural and cognitive data from Britain’s 15,000 twin pairs in the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS).When the twins were 12 years old, they completed online tests that measured ‘geek-like’ traits.Using this information, the researchers computed a ‘geek index’ for every child in the study and higher geek index scores were reported in the sons of older fathers. In addition, they found that ‘geekier’ children do better in school exams, particularly in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.These results also have implications for understanding links between higher paternal age, autism and characteristics typically seen in ‘geeks’. The researchers think that some of the genes for ‘geekiness’ and for autism are overlapping, and that those genes are more likely to be present in older fathers.
VENICE — Following the dramatic crash of the MSC Opera in Venice earlier this week, MSC Cruises has announced a cruise cancellation as it awaits the completion of an ensuing investigation. According to an official statement, the MSC Opera was required to undergo repair works after it rammed into a dock in Venice’s Giudecca Canal on June 2. Though repairs were already completed on Monday, the ship is currently still waiting for authorities to give it the go ahead to sail.“As these procedures are taking a few days longer than originally expected, and we now know that the ship will not be able to depart in time for its next sailing, we have taken the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the upcoming cruise sailing from Bari on June 8, and from Venice on June 9,” said the cruise line.MSC Opera was due to host 2,451 guests from 53 countries on the cruise. MSC Cruises says it has informed passengers and travel agents about the cancellation, and is offering alternative options, including a full refund of the cruise fare and incurred travel expenses as well as any pre-booked services. More news: Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksAdditionally, the company is offering a 50% discount on a future seven- to 21-night cruise before the end of 2020. << Previous PostNext Post >> Share