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'Shameful' La Liga has no goal-line technology: Xavi

The coach was furious after Lamine Yamal had a shot which Barcelona said crossed the line not given as a goal after officials could not prove that it had using VAR.

The Daily Star 22 Apr 2024 8:43 am

How to build a tax-free retirement corpus

The Portfolio Doctor assesses the health of the fund portfolio, examines the schemes and their suitability with regard to the goals and, if required, recommends corrective measures. The advice given is based on the performance of the funds, the risk profile of the investor as well as his financial goals.

The Economic Times 22 Apr 2024 6:30 am

How to stay on course for your financial goals

Mitali has been working part-time so far, but has now completed a certification program and is ready to pay greater attention to her career. This will help her contribute more to the familys income. Despite their financial planning, the Guptas find that they are often unable to meet their immediate aspirations. They are now wondering if their long-term and important goals will also be at risk.

The Economic Times 22 Apr 2024 6:30 am

Fisheries dept appoints 3 assistant PIOs

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:57 am

70-year-old woman killed in her house

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:55 am

Meditate to achieve career goals: Experts

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:31 am

Body of tourist missing at Dudhsagar found

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:08 am

Class XII exams from Feb 15 every year from 2025

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:01 am

Bellingham settles clsico with Real Madrids winner against Barcelona

Stoppage-time goal takes leaders 11 points clear of rivals Real twice fought back from goal down to secure victory The league opened with Jude Bellingham and it closed with him too. Way back in August, the Englishman stood before the stands at the place they call the Cathedral and opened his arms wide having scored on the first night of the rest of his life; now, eight months later, he did it again, the entire Santiago Bernabu welcomed in, all 77,981 of them, and millions more around the world. It has become a trademark, and it meant the title. Ninety minutes were up in the biggest game on earth and it was 2-2 when Lucas Vzquez, tireless all night, delivered one last pass towards the far post, and there was Bellingham, the man to whom this season will always belong. Thundering in at the far post, he struck it first time with his left foot into the roof of the net, to send this place wild. It was his seventeenth league goal no one has more and it was the one that as good as secured the title. Continue reading...

The Guardian 22 Apr 2024 2:57 am

Revocation certificate valid for issuance of OCI: Centre

Goods news for Goans, says CM, thanks Union government Margao: In a major relief for hundreds of Goans, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has decided to accept revocation certificate as an alternative document in lieu of surrender certificate from those Indians who have obtained Portuguese citizenship and are applying for Overseas Citizenship of India []

The Navhind Times 22 Apr 2024 2:34 am

85% clear HSSC exam, once again girls outshine boys

Bardez taluka registers highest pass percentage Panaji: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) on Sunday recorded pass percentage of 85% at the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examination 2024 with girls once again outperforming boys. The pass percentage this year dropped by 10.47% compared to the last year. This effect of []

The Navhind Times 22 Apr 2024 2:33 am

BJP formed govt in Goa with support from Christians: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a political movement that brings together people from all walks of life. In an interview with Asianet News on the Lok Sabha elections, the Prime Minister said BJP is with Christians. He said BJP has ruled Goa with the backing []

The Navhind Times 22 Apr 2024 2:32 am

Mancurad out of reach of aam aadmi

Low supply leads to high prices at start of season, says vendor Bhiva Parab Panaji: Mango season is here, but the king of fruits, mango, especially the Goan Mancurad variety, seems to be way out of the common mans reach. A single good quality Mancurad mango is presently priced around Rs 90 with rates of []

The Navhind Times 22 Apr 2024 2:32 am

GBSHSE announces supplementary exams for candidates from May 16

HSSC exams 2025 set for mid-Feb, allowing students early prep for JEE, NEET Panaji : Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) said that the supplementary examination would be tentatively conducted from May 16 onwards. The supplementary examination will be conducted for those candidates who are placed in needs improvement category or who []

The Navhind Times 22 Apr 2024 2:27 am

Premier League weekend awards: Trent Alexander-Arnold returns in style

From the Bryan Mbeumo Show to penalty shouts at Goodison, we hand out honors (and dishonors) from the top-flight weekend If a player scores three goals, they walk away with the match ball. What do they get if they give away three penalties? The referees whistle? Continue reading...

The Guardian 22 Apr 2024 1:17 am

Soccer-The New Saints complete unbeaten Welsh league season with 30 wins, two draws

Soccer-The New Saints complete unbeaten Welsh league season with 30 wins, two draws The New Saints completed their unbeaten season in the Cymru Premier League on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over rivals Connah's Quay Nomads. The 16-time league champions -- and self-named Invincibles -- finished with 30 wins and two draws in what was formerly known as the Welsh Premier League. It's a huge achievement, not simply going unbeaten, but the manner in which we've done so by winning so many games, head coach Craig Harrison said. Thirty wins and just two draws is a fantastic achievement, and the players should be very, very proud of themselves. When everything quietens down and the dust settles, I think it'll be looked at as a really really top achievement by a top group of players and staff. They have not lost at their Park Hall home in more than two years, and are unbeaten in 54 games in all Welsh domestic matches home or away. It's an incredible achievement, said Brad Young, who scored 29 goals in all competitions this season. It's great to have gone unbeaten but we need to get the job done next week in the Welsh Cup final before focusing on making more history in Europe this summer. The New Saints, who are on course for a domestic treble, clash with Connah's Quay Nomads again next Sunday in the Welsh Cup final.

devdiscourse 22 Apr 2024 1:13 am

Soccer-Liverpool beat Fulham 3-1 to climb level with Arsenal

Liverpool caught up with Arsenal in the Premier League standings after a win over Fulham. Gravenberch's goal was crucial in the victory. Salah provided a boost coming off the bench. Liverpool faces tough upcoming matches.

The Economic Times 22 Apr 2024 12:28 am

GBA sets the bar higher for badminton in Goa

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 12:22 am

Soccer-Feyenoord win twice halted Dutch Cup final

Soccer-Feyenoord win twice halted Dutch Cup final Brazilian Igor Paixao scored a second-half winner for 10-man Feyenoord as they edged NEC Nijmegen 1-0 on Sunday to win the Dutch Cup in a game that had to be halted twice. Paixaos 59th-minute effort went in off the upright at the end of a sweeping move from Feyenoord, who finished the game with 10 men after teenager Yankuba Minteh was sent off in the 72nd minute, after receiving two cautions in as many minutes. The match at Rotterdams De Kuip was halted twice after fireworks were set off and a giant banner caught fire, causing extensive smoke. The banner fell into the moat around the stadium and was extinguished by firefighters with no apparent danger to spectators. The players were taken off the field with 55 minutes played in the game, spending time in the changing room before the match resumed, with the goal following shortly after. NEC had a first-half effort ruled out for offside, as did Feyenoord in the second. Feyenoord were last cup winners in 2018 while NEC have yet to lift the trophy. They have been cup runners-up five times. In the first half, NEC supporters were the brief cause of the short interruption after setting off large amounts of fireworks. Referee Serdar Gozubuyuk stopped the game for two minutes. Dutch football has been plagued by hooliganism in the stands over the years and the country's football association brought in a ruling last year that all matches should be stopped immediately if a player or match official is hit by an object from the crowd. They also decided that if an object is thrown from the terraces but misses, play will be temporarily stopped with the players sent to the dressing rooms. If it happens a second time, the match is immediately stopped. Under the new guidelines, there have been several games either abandoned and resumed again behind closed doors where players were temporarily taken off the field.

devdiscourse 22 Apr 2024 12:17 am

European football: Leverkusen still unbeaten as Stanisic foils Dortmund

Defenders dramatic equaliser denies Dortmund victory Stuttgarts 11-match unbeaten run ends at Werder Bremen Bayer Leverkusen s Josip Stanisic scored a 97th-minute goal for the German champions to rescue a 1-1 draw at Borussia Dortmund and prevent Xabi Alonsos side from suffering their first loss of the season. Niclas Fllkrug gave Dortmund the lead in the 81st minute with a volley inside the left post, after Marcel Sabitzer teed him up with a lovely cushioned pass before the ball went in off the goalkeeper Lukas Hradeckys gloves. Continue reading...

The Guardian 22 Apr 2024 12:17 am

Man Utd scrape past Coventry to reach FA Cup final

Manchester United scrape into the FA Cup final on penalties despite throwing away a three-goal lead against Championship side Coventry in an epic semi-final at Wembley.

BBC 21 Apr 2024 11:21 pm

Manchester Utd survive epic Coventry comeback to reach FA Cup final

This was the mother and father of all FA Cup ties and in the end Manchester United somehow scraped through 4-2 on penalties, after a beyond valiant Coventry City pulled back a 3-0 deficit at 71 minutes, forcing extra-time in the 95th-minute of the normal via Haji Wrights cooler than cool equalising penalty. When the shootout came Bradley Collins saved Casemiros opener before Coventry took a 2-1 lead through Wright and Victor Torp, who had had a goal disallowed via VAR in the final minute of extra time. But sheer heartache followed for the Sky Blues they would not register again. Continue reading...

The Guardian 21 Apr 2024 11:18 pm

Why did not Mamata put condition about me before joining INDIA? Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Why did not Mamata put condition about me before joining INDIA? Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for not contesting in partnership with the INDIA bloc partners in her state, senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury questioned why the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo had not put any condition regarding him when she was striking the alliance. Why did not Mamata Banerjee put a condition in the beginning that if Adhir Chowdhury is in, she will not be in the INDIA bloc? Why did she not say that because of Adhir Chowdhury she was forced to leave INDIA bloc? Chowdhury said, speaking at a joint press conference with Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Biman Bose on Sunday. Claiming that he was made into a sacrificial goat for the failure of the INDIA bloc in West Bengal, the West Bengal Congress chief questioned why Banerjee did not speak about her opposition to him (Adhikari) earlier, especially when everyone is aware of his criticism of the TMC chief. I have always been critical of Mamata Banerjee. Then why did she not think of it earlier? Time and space dimension is a crucial aspect of political assessment. What is the time when the incident is taking place. And why Adhir Chowdhury is being made a sacrificial goat? Everyone knows about my opposition to Mamata Banerjee, Adhikari said. Adhikari claimed that Banerjee is surrendering: herself to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to protect her nephew and party General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee from the central investigative agencies. You (Mamata Banerjee) are surrendering yourself to PM Modi to defend Khokababu (Abhishek Banerjee) from ED, CBI...Bengal's Khokababu is now being washed in Modi's washing machine just like 25 other opposition leaders were forgiven by Modi's CBI, ED, Income Tax after they joined his party, the Congress leader said. Speaking about Mamata Banerjee's earlier alliance witht he National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Adhikari said, If you look at our country's politcal history you may notice that in 1999, Mamata Banerjee had joined hands with BJP. She was also a Minister in their government. Adhikari also blamed the Chief Minister for the BJP's increasing footprint in the state during Mamata Banerjee's tenure. Secondly, the party which floursihed the most while Mamata Banerjee was in power in Bengal is BJP. In 2011, there were only 400-450 RSS branches in West Bengal. Today, the number has gone up to 12-13 thousand. So who helped the BJP? Adhikari said. The state Congress chief also said that both the TMC and the BJP gain if there is polarisation of votes in the state. In 2021 elections, only the BJP and the TMC profited. They wanted to spread the fear of CAA, NRC. They want the polarisation of votes in Bengal because only these two parties profit from it, Adhikari said. Continuing to establish the relation between Banerjee and the BJP, Adhikari said that the Chief Minister is an opportunist leader. The relationship between Mamata Banerjee and the BJP is well known. In Delhi, Mamata Banerjee was one of the tallest speakers at an RSS convention...Mamata Banerjee reasons that not all leaders in the BJP are communal. She says that Lal Krishna Advani, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Rajnath Singh are not communal. The rest of them are communal...She is just an opportunist leader, the Congress leader said. On Mamata Banerjee's position about her association with the INDIA bloc, Adhikari said, She wants to oppose INDIA bloc in Bengal but when it comes to forming the government, she will again take a different stand and be part of the INDIA bloc...She is a politician who may be called persona non grata in political jargon. Though the TMC is part of the INDIA bloc, it does not have a seat-sharing arrangement with the other parties in the alliance, like Congress and the Left parties in the state. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the TMC won 34 seats in the state, while the BJP had to settle for just 2 seats. The CPI (M) won 2 seats, while the Congress bagged 4. However, the BJP came up with a much-improved showing in the 2019 polls, winning 18 seats against the TMC's 22. The Congress's tally dropped to just 2 seats, while the Left scored a blank. (ANI)

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 11:04 pm

Soccer-Man Utd win FA Cup thriller against Coventry on penalties

Soccer-Man Utd win FA Cup thriller against Coventry on penalties Manchester United survived one of the most astonishing FA Cup semi-final comebacks ever to beat second-tier Coventry City on penalties after a spellbinding clash ended 3-3 after extra time at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. United were cruising to a record 22nd FA Cup final thanks to goals by Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes. But Coventry, playing in their first FA Cup semi-final since 1987, fought back with goals by Ellis Simms and Callum O'Hare before Haji Wright stroked home a stoppage-time penalty. Coventry's substitute Victor Torp thought he had won it at the death but his goal was disallowed. Casemiro missed a spot kick for United in the shootout but they hit back and Rasmus Hojlund's penalty sent them into the final against Manchester City.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 11:03 pm

India Allows Portuguese Citizens of Goa to Apply for OCI Cards

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has instructed passport authorities to issue a revocation order for individuals from Goa and Daman & Diu who had their Indian passports revoked after acquiring Portuguese citizenship. This move could provide relief to many who were previously ineligible to apply for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) due [] The post India Allows Portuguese Citizens of Goa to Apply for OCI Cards appeared first on Pragativadi | Odisha News, Breaking News Odisha, Latest Odisha News .

Pragativadi 21 Apr 2024 10:40 pm

Goa Boards Class 12 exam results out; pass percentage at 85; girls outshine boys

Goa Boards Class 12 exam results out; pass percentage at 85; girls outshine boys Girls have outshone boys in the Class 12 exam of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, the results of which were declared on Sunday, an official said. Releasing the results of the Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (Class 12), Board Chairman Bhagirath Shetye told reporters that 17,511 students had taken the examination of which 14,884 passed, registering a passing percentage of nearly 85. Compared to last year, he said, the passing percentage has dropped by about ten points. The 2023 HSSC examination had seen 95.46 per cent of the students clearing it, he said. Shetye said 81.59 per cent of male students and 88.06 per cent of girls have passed the exam. In the Arts stream, 86.33 per cent of students have passed, Commerce 90.78 per cent, Science 82.41 per cent and Vocational 76.45 per cent, he said. The official said that 2,980 students availed the benefit of the sports merit marks. Of these students, 180 passed the exam with the help of sports merit marks. The Goa Board had conducted the exam between February 28 and March 18 across 20 examination centres, he added.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 10:35 pm

WSL roundup: Shaw double helps Manchester City move top with victory

City put pressure on Chelsea with 5-0 win over West Ham Arsenal secure Champions League spot with victory Manchester City returned to the top of the WSL table following a statement 5-0 win over West Ham on Sunday. Gareth Taylors side were 2-0 up within the opening three minutes thanks to goals from Leila Ouahabi and Khadija Shaw, leaving the visitors stunned. Shaw scored again before the half-hour mark to take Citys goal tally to three while also reaching a significant personal milestone. With her 24th-minute strike the forward scored her 50th WSL goal. Laura Blindkilde Brown made it four in the late stages before the in-form Jess Park capped off the performance with an impressive solo run and finish. When you look at that result its a big one. Its a good scoreline for us, Taylor explained. They hit the woodwork on a couple of occasions but overall Im really pleased with the performance. Continue reading...

The Guardian 21 Apr 2024 10:34 pm

Rangers beat Hearts to set up final with Celtic

Cyriel Dessers fires Rangers into a first Scottish Cup final against Celtic since 2002, with a goal either side of half-time at Hampden seeing off Hearts.

BBC 21 Apr 2024 10:34 pm

Watkins inspires Aston Villa to win over Bournemouth to boost top-four hopes

What a week for Aston Villa: following up a memorable victory away to the Premier League leaders with a last-gasp shootout triumph in Europe, Ollie Watkins inspired them to this ultimately comfortable win over Bournemouth to stretch their lead over Tottenham to six points in the chase for fourth place. If Watkins was most peoples man-of-the-match, tireless in his running and the creator of two more goals as Villa overcame Dominic Solankes early penalty to make it five home games unbeaten, then Emiliano Martnez was probably the biggest character yet again. Continue reading...

The Guardian 21 Apr 2024 9:58 pm

Amit Shah to launch BJP poll campaign in Odisha on April 25

Bhubaneswar: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union home minister Amit Shah will visit Odisha on April 25 to canvas for his partys Lok Sabha and assembly candidates. He will address a public rally in Sonepur in Western Odisha, informed Odisha state BJP vice president Golak Mohapatra on Saturday. The home ministers proposed visit assumes much significance as it comes following the collapse of a tie-up talk between Odishas ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the BJP. The saffron partys cadres and workers expect that Shah would make a categorical statement on their partys Odisha mission and roll out strategies on how to defeat the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD that has been ruling the state since 2000. Though the Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the state twice in the recent past and addressed two separate rallies at Sambalpur and Chandikhole in Jajpur district, he made no mention about the BJPs Odisha mission. In 2019, the BJP which had won 8 of the 21 Lok Sabha seats, had set a target to bag at least 120 of the 147 assembly seats. However, the party could win only 23 assembly seats. After addressing the rally, Shah will hold a key meeting with BJP leaders and workers at the party office in Bhubaneswar and discuss the electoral strategies. Besides, the BJP stalwart will review the poll preparedness and activities of the party in the state. The Union home minister will blow the poll bugle from Sonepur. The BJP has started its fight for Odisha Asmita (pride), Maa (women), Mati (soil) and Matrubhoomi (motherland) and on the issues of distress migration of Odia youths to other states in search of work. Mohapatra alleged that Odia people had been neglected and deceived in the rule by non-Odias while the wealth of Odisha was being carried away to other states. Odia youths are migrating to other states in search of jobs. In such a situation, the visit of Amit Shah assumes much importance. Shah will address the people of Odisha from Sonepur in the afternoon, the BJP VP added. Training his gun at the BJD, Mohapatra alleged that programmes and schemes of the Central government do not reach the eligible people and the BJD is hijacking the Central schemes for its credit. He asserted that a massive rally will be held in Sonepur where more than one lakh people will congregate. Since the BJD has become weak, the BJP will come to power after the upcoming election. This meeting will set a milestone for the BJP's electoral goal. His stay for one and a half days will be inspiring for all BJP leaders and workers in Odisha, he observed. There was, however, no reaction from the BJD side.

Deccan Chronicle 21 Apr 2024 9:06 pm

Sringeri seer releases book written by Goa Governor

The book, which is Sreedharan Pillais 221st, was launched at New Durbar Hall in the Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula

The Hindu 21 Apr 2024 7:29 pm

ISL: FC Goa seal semis spot with 2-1 win over Chennaiyin FC

FC Goa will play Mumbai City FC in the ISL 2023-24 semi-finals, whereas Chennaiyin FC have crashed out of the competition with this loss

Mid Day 21 Apr 2024 6:50 pm

LS polls: Cong releases manifesto for Goa, promises environment protection, resumption of mining

LS polls: Cong releases manifesto for Goa, promises environment protection, resumption of mining The Congress on Sunday released a manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Goa, promising to protect the environment and ensure the resumption of mining in the coastal state. The Congress is contesting the two seats in the state under the banner of the anti-BJP coalition INDIA. It has fielded Ramakant Khalap from North Goa constituency, while Viriato Fernandes has been nominated from South Goa. After releasing the set of promises, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Amit Patkar told reporters that the people of the state are concerned that Goa is losing its identity due to massive corruption, drug trade, prostitution and many other factors. But we promise you, our candidates will raise these issues in Lok Sabha and address them, he said. Patkar said that protecting the environment, forest, wildlife and river Mhadei was crucial for Goa and that their manifesto captures these focus areas. The BJP government has failed to protect these important things. They have even failed to create employment. To divert the attention from these key issues, they are saying they have constructed highways, he said. The Congress leader said the BJP government has constructed highways for coal transportation and not for the benefit of the state. The BJP has nothing to show, hence they are saying they have built a third bridge on the Mandovi river, he said. That means they have not built the other two bridges. They can't erase the development works done by the Congress party, Patkar said. He said Congress will fight against the excessive handling of coal at Mormugao Port Authority in Vasco, claiming that it is affecting those living in its vicinity. The Congress has also promised to ensure the resumption of mining in the state. He said the BJP has failed miserably to resume it despite making promises. But we will ensure that immediate steps are taken for resumption of mining in a legal way, he said. The BJP has nominated sitting MP Shripad Naik and businesswoman Pallavi Dempo for the North Goa and South Goa seats, respectively. Both seats will go to polls in the third phase on May 7 and votes will be counted on June 4.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 6:27 pm

Everton v Nottingham Forest: Premier League live

Updates from the 1.30pm BST kick-off at Goodison Park Have any thoughts? Send Daniel an email Where is the game? Forest are poor at defending set-pieces and Everton, James Tarkowski in particular, are good at attacking them. If theres no plan and even if there is, a narrow home win with the goal coming about in that manner looking not unlikely. Otherwise, Everton will look to feed Paul Wilkinson Calvert-Lewin with crosses, and ask Abdoulaye Doucoure to hit the box too. Continue reading...

The Guardian 21 Apr 2024 6:11 pm

10 Best Protein Bars in India for better muscle growth

In India, the best protein bars offer a convenient and nutritious option for individuals looking to fuel their active lifestyles and support their fitness goals. These bars are carefully formulated to provide a balanced combination of protein, carbohydrates, and fats, along with essential vitamins and minerals. Whether used as a pre-workout snack, post-exercise recovery aid, or a convenient on-the-go meal replacement, the top protein bars in India prioritize quality ingredients and great taste. Trusted by athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and health-conscious consumers alike, these bars come in a variety of flavors and textures to suit different preferences while delivering a satisfying dose of protein to support muscle repair and growth.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 6:08 pm

Can you name the top 20 Portuguese goalscorers in Premier League history?

This is tough. The post Can you name the top 20 Portuguese goalscorers in Premier League history? appeared first on Planet Football .

Planet Football 21 Apr 2024 4:43 pm

Prithviraj Sukumaran's 'Aadujeevitham' hits 150cr global box office milestone

The Malayalam survival drama, Aadujeevitham: The Goat Life, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and directed by Blessy, has surpassed the 150cr mark in global collections on its 25th day (Sunday), reportedly.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 4:25 pm

Nayanthara-Vignesh Shivan's latest pictures give major couple goals

NayantharaVignesh Shivans latest pictures give major couple goals

India Today 21 Apr 2024 4:16 pm

Manchester United v Tottenham: Womens Super League live

WSL updates from the 12pm BST kick-off in Manchester Live scoreboard | And feel free to mail your thoughts to Sarah Have you signed up for our free weekly womens football newsletter, Moving the Goalposts? It drops into your email and it is full of exclusive interviews, columns and news from across the world. You can sign up here: Manchester United beat Chelsea in the Womens FA Cup semi-final and it was Emma Hayes sides second win in as many weeks after losing the Conti Cup final to Arsenal. Chelsea took the hurt of those wins into their Womens Champions League semi-final first leg against Barcelona. The Blues became the first team to beat Barcelona at home in five years, read the report: Continue reading...

The Guardian 21 Apr 2024 4:06 pm

Everyone wants roast pigs head ... UK chefs put offal centre stage with confrontational dishes

Restaurants are serving more unusual cuts of meat, with animal heads staring up at diners to teach them about their food Offal has become a staple on restaurant menus across the UK, with cheaper cuts attracting chefs with sustainability goals and tight budgets, boosted by the influence of nose-to-tail pioneers such as Fergus Henderson at StJohn in London. Now many are going further, creating dishes with animal heads staring at diners from their plates. At Fowl in central London, which describes itself as a beak-to-feet chicken restaurant, the Sunday roast comes complete with chicken claws. At Manteca in Shoreditch, east London, you might find half a pigs head, clearly identifiable, on your table. Newly opened Camille in Borough Market, south London serves a chicken-neck sausage, including the birds head. Continue reading...

The Guardian 21 Apr 2024 3:30 pm

Personal Income Tax surge lifts direct taxes past 2023-24 goal

Corporate tax receipts share slipped to 46.5% from 49.6% in 2022-23, growing just 10.3% compared with a 25.3% rise in Personal Income Tax and Securities Transaction Tax receipts

The Hindu 21 Apr 2024 3:02 pm

Russia and the Taliban: Here's why Putin wants to get closer to Afghanistan's current rulers

Russia considers delisting Taliban, aims to strengthen ties amid Afghan crisis. Economic goals include developing trade corridors. Focus on geoeconomic presence and security alliances in the region.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 2:15 pm

5 High-Protein Vegetarian Foods for Natural Weight Loss

If you're a vegetarian looking to shed excess pounds, focusing on high-protein plant-based foods can help you feel full and satisfied while supporting your weight loss goals. Protein is essential for building muscle mass and repairing tissues. Beyond boosting metabolism, increasing your intake of this nutrient through veggie sources offers key nutrients for overall wellness. [] The post 5 High-Protein Vegetarian Foods for Natural Weight Loss appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 21 Apr 2024 2:12 pm

London Marathon 2024: elite races and more live

How the marathon was overtaken in sprint to stretch horizons Sign up for the Recap | Any thoughts? Send Yara an email So about that record. Ethiopias Tigist Assefa has set her sights on further lowering her womens marathon world record to under two hours 10 minutes but admits her only goal in today is to win. Assefa ran 2hr 11min 53sec in Berlin last September a time that obliterated the previous mark of 2:14:04 set by Brigid Kosgei in 2019. Continue reading...

The Guardian 21 Apr 2024 1:07 pm

The Tories are playing a risky game with their relentless pursuit of Angela Rayner | Andrew Rawnsley

The stakes are not just high for Labours deputy leader but also for her accusers James Daly, the Tory MP who pestered the Greater Manchester police into reopening inquiries into Angela Rayner, rather gave the game away when he was tested on what he expected the detectives to be looking for. Asked several times in a broadcast interview, the party deputy chair floundered: Certain matters regarding certain things . More Inspector Clouseau than Inspector Morse. In their wildest dreams, this affair would culminate with the humiliating and shamefaced downfall of Labours deputy leader, but I dont meet many Tories who really expect to get that result. They calculate that the relentless onslaught against Ms Rayner by the Conservative party, with the support of its collaborators in the rightwing media, will not be a wasted effort even if they dont get her bang to rights and with no choice but to quit. It will still be a win for them, so Tories think, if they succeed in distracting and disrupting Labour. To an extent, they are achieving that goal. Under their breath, some shadow ministers wearily mutter their exasperation that so much of their time is being spent batting away the accusations against the deputy leader. It is eating up energy that Labour wanted to be spending on the May local government elections and the national contest that is only a bit further down the track. A day that was on the Labour grid for Sir Keir Starmer to project how he would defend the realm turned into one in which he was repeatedly pressed to defend his deputy . A day that Labour wanted to use to promote its housing policy became devoured by questions about Ms Rayners living arrangements and tax liabilities nine years ago. Continue reading...

The Guardian 21 Apr 2024 1:00 pm

Wealth creation: 25 key money lessons you should follow to make it big in fiscal 2025

The long-term goals could be to buy a house, childrens education, or save for retirement. These goals are non-negotiable. Do not compromise on these goals regardless of the temptation to spend or invest for a short-term goal.

Livemint 21 Apr 2024 12:27 pm

'The shared goal is to save India': Brinda Karat on CPM-Congress rift in Kerala

CPM politburo member Brinda Karat is renowned for her incisive perspectives on politics and gender issues. While in Kerala for campaigning, she shares her thoughts in a conversation with TNIEs Anna Jose. CPM and Congress are partners in INDIA bloc, but are fighting against each other in Kerala... Our shared goal is to save India and we remain dedicated to this cause. However, in Kerala, where the LDF has defeated BJP, the focus is on a different battle: the contest of policies and who can best represent the state while championing secularism and democracy. We have witnessed the arrests of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren by Enforcement Directorate (ED). How do you perceive these actions? It is the Congresss role to challenge the BJP and RSS. In Delhi, a joint resolution by all partners of the INDIA bloc condemned the arrests. We strongly denounce the use of ED to intimidate and detain opposition leaders. The situation is not only disappointing but deserves the strongest condemnation. Do you believe the intervention of the central agencies benefits the BJP or affects other parties? In my view, the anti-BJP sentiment due to the perceived undermining of democracy and arresting chief ministers will only hurt the party in both locations. Another key point is Rahul Gandhis statement questioning why Pinarayi Vijayan has not been arrested. The statement invites the Centre and BJP to arrest an opposition CM who is at the forefront of the fight for secularism. We condemn this in the harshest terms possible. Kerala CM has held several rallies against CAA. Do you think the Left government is prioritising anti-CAA efforts over developmental issues? I believe the CM and the LDFs campaigns are rooted in pro-people policies. While CAA is a focus, it is just one aspect of our broader campaign. Our primary goal is to defend the interests of the people, in the wider context of Indias situation, and Keralas critical role in safeguarding secularism and democracy. In our all-India manifesto, the pro-people policies of the Kerala government are presented as an alternative to BJP and Congress. Regarding the cyber attack against the LDF candidate in Vadakara, K K Shailaja: there have been previous allegations against CPM, too, in connection with the attacks against K K Rema and Achu Oommen. Do you think both sides are equally responsible? I dont think we can equate these incidents or overlook the attack against Shailaja, particularly given the sexist language used. Such attacks are among the worst in Indian politics. I strongly condemn any sexist comments against woman, regardless of their political affiliation. The Womens Reservation Bill has been passed in Parliament. The LDF has three women candidates in the state. Dont you think more womens participation is needed? The Womens Reservation Bill passed by the BJP government is a betrayal to the women of India because it delays reservation implementation for the next 10 years. Without reservation, womens representation remains around 14-15%. Even the BJPs candidate list in India features very few women. Therefore, the Bill is crucial for increasing womens political representation. The election in Kerala is barely a week away. What are your expectations? We expect the LDF to win all 20 seats in Kerala. (smiles)

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 12:21 pm

The big picture: Gueorgui Pinkhassovs shadow play in a 90s Tokyo hotel

The Russian Magnum photographers work celebrates the abstract side of vision, with a vivid exchange of form, light and pattern In an exchange with a student in 2015, the Russian photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov said that one goal of taking pictures was to transform everything into form . His experience, he suggested, showed that the more irresponsibly a photographer approached the high seriousness of getting a good picture, the more likely they were to succeed. He referenced something that the French poet Paul Valry wrote in 1894: Most people see with their intellects much more often than with their eyes. Instead of coloured spaces, they become aware of concepts. Pinkhassov, mentored in Russia by the film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky, was elected to the Magnum agency in 1988, just before the collapse of the Soviet Union. He put his philosophy of concentrating on coloured spaces into practice in his 1998 book Sightwalk , a collection of photographs from the streets of Tokyo. This image from that book, taken in a hotel in the city and included in the forthcoming Magnum square print sale reflected all of his thinking about framing and light. Our minds may want to reduce the scene to a mundane idea of hotel foyers, but our eyes are thrilled by the patterns of shadow. Continue reading...

The Guardian 21 Apr 2024 11:30 am

Sluggish progress on climate finance at World Bank, IMF meetings

Sluggish progress on climate finance at World Bank, IMF meetings The annual World Bank and IMF meetings have wrapped up without a concrete plan to mobilise the trillions of dollars needed to fight climate change, in a year where agreement on New Collective Quantified Goal (NCQG) or a new climate finance goal will be the key issue at the United Nations climate conference (COP29) in Azerbaijan. NCQG is the new amount developed countries must mobilise every year from 2025 onwards to support climate action in developing countries. Rich countries are expected to raise more than the USD 100 billion they promised to provide every year from 2020, but repeatedly failed. A recent analysis revealed that financial flows into developing countries turned negative in 2023, with these nations paying out more in debt servicing than they received in external financing. Discussions between G7 and G20 finance ministers on the sidelines of the spring meetings that wrapped up on Saturday touched on providing finance to developing countries for meeting climate and development objectives. The Vulnerable Group of Twenty Countries (V20) called for increased concessional finance for climate-vulnerable nations, and urged G7 and high-emitting G21 countries to safeguard the 1.5 degrees Celsius limit. The Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G24) called for reforms to ensure timely assistance to vulnerable nations and urged reform of the G20 Common Framework to support countries in debt distress. World Bank president Ajay Banga expressed hope that donor contributions could add up to an additional USD 100 billion to the poorest countries through its lending arm, the International Development Association (IDA). The Bank had earlier launched a bid to add more financing to its portfolios to support low-income countries with very low-cost financing and grants. Shareholders are expected to pledge to the IDA before the replenishment conference in December. While Banga reiterated the Banks commitment to ramp up climate-aligned finance, he said the Bank has no plan to stop investments in gas projects. IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva noted during her opening press conference that the global economy had lost USD 3.3 trillion since 2020. She said that the poorest countries spend over 14 percent of their budgets on debt payments, with interest rate hikes pushing up debt servicing costs. A new report by the Debt Relief for Green and Inclusive Recovery Project (DRGR) revealed that 47 emerging and developing market economies may not be able to spend needed funds for climate adaptation and development without risking default in the next five years. Discussion on international taxation for climate action took place on the sidelines, with the first sherpa meeting of the International Tax Task Force launching the first phase of its work to help countries fulfill Paris Agreement commitments. Launched at COP28 and co-chaired by Kenya, Barbados, and France, the task force's aim is to advance options for international levies to raise revenues for the fight against climate change, and to support development and nature. Finance ministers of Brazil and France led discussions on a wealth tax of at least 2 percent of billionaires' wealth annually, which could raise USD 250 billion to tackle poverty, hunger, and climate change. The IMF endorsed the proposal, which is being backed by the Brazilian G20 presidency. Pepukaye Bardouille, Director of Bridgetown Initiative and Special Adviser on Climate Resilience, Barbados Prime Minister's Office said: There has certainly been some good progress in the past few months. But the fact remains there is a USD3 trillion gap in funding to achieve the sustainable development goals and address the climate crisis.'' Bardouille said countries from the Global South need to speak up more to make sure money goes to those who need it most. ''IDA must be tripled by 2030. Low-income and the most vulnerable middle-income countries need concessional, 50-year loans to become more resilient. And new funding streams levies and contributions from the wealthiest and from the most polluting sectors will have to be brought into the mix,'' he said. Rachel Kyte, Professor of Practice in Climate Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University said: With net flows of finance out of emerging markets and developing countries growing and at record levels, many countries find themselves in a hole that climate change deepens and widens every year. Yet the support even the improving system provides are teaspoons for digging out. Shareholders need to do more.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 11:06 am

Telangana's Saikiran a role model for Civils aspirants

KARIMNAGAR: Nandala Saikiran, the brilliant mind who clinched the 27th rank in the UPSC Civil Services Examination, has become a beacon of inspiration for aspirants across the country. Coming from humble beginnings, Saikirans journey to success is a testament to determination and grit, as he achieved his dreams without any traditional classroom coaching. Born in a quaint village of Velichala in Ramadugu mandal, about 15 km from the district headquarters, Saikirans educational journey began at Saraswati School. However, his childhood was not without its challenges. Born into a family facing financial hardships, Saikirans mother, Laxmi, took up the task of supporting the family by rolling beedies after the untimely passing of his father, Kanthaiah, during Saikirans engineering studies at the prestigious National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal. Amidst these trials, he completed his schooling at Teja Residential School and pursued his Intermediate education at Trinity Junior College in Karimnagar. Since my childhood days, I dreamt of becoming a collector and to serve the society. Its a goal I pursued relentlessly, overcoming numerous obstacles along the way, said Saikiran. After graduating with a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Saikiran secured a job as a hardware engineer with Qualcomm in Hyderabad. However, his mind and heart were set on Civil Services. In May 2021, he embarked on his preparation for the UPSC exam, relying on online study material, notes and insights from previous Civic Service rankers interviews. UPSC ranker Nandala Saikirans residence in Velichala village of Karimnagar district Despite failing in his first attempt in 2022, Saikiran refused to be deterred. It was in his second attempt in 2023 that he achieved his goal of cracking the UPSC exam. He was stern onto attempting the exam only two or three times showcasing his unwavering dedication. I owe my success to my mothers relentless efforts and hard work. Her sacrifices have brought me to this moment, and Ill always be grateful, Saikiran expressed. His achievement has not only brought immense pride to his family but also to the entire community. Saikiran revealed that during his first attempt, he juggled his job responsibilities with exam preparation. However, after the setback, he made a pivotal decision to quit his job and focus entirely on studying. Using every spare moment, be it weekends or holidays, Saikiran dedicated himself to his goal. Speaking to TNIE, he said: I turned to online sources, devouring content on YouTube and various websites, and delved into books for in-depth knowledge. My papers were evaluated by experts and coaching centres online, shaping my preparation strategy. As news of Saikirans remarkable achievement spread, the villagers of Velichala swelled with pride, proudly claiming him as their own. Former Chopadandi MLA Sunke Ravishankar and the villagers came together to felicitate and commend his outstanding achievement.

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 11:00 am

Telangana: Constables daughter cracks Civils with 936th rank, hopes to land IPS job

KHAMMAM: Cracking Civil Services is no mean achievement. Its all the more difficult for those without strong financial background and access to good education. Surmounting all these odds, 28-year-old Sai Alekya Ravuri has secured 936 rank in her fifth attempt. Alekya, who belongs to the Scheduled Tribes community, is hopeful of landing either the IPS or IRS job and is very happy that she has realised the dream of her father Ravuri Prakash Rao, who works as a head constable in Madhira police station. Alekya says she was inspired to achieve the goal by her father who would take her to Independence Day and Republic day celebrations during her school days and show her the honours being accorded to IPS and IAS officers. To fulfil her parents wish, she had set her sights on the Civil Services since her school days. She studied Classes 1 to 10 in Khammam, intermediate at Sri Chaitanya in Vijayawada and BA in Osmania University, Hyderabad. Then, Alekya pursued MA in Rural Development from Banaras Hindu University. After completing MA, she joined an IAS academy in Hyderabad and dedicated 8-15 hours everyday. Speaking to TNIE, Alekya said, My ultimate aim is to become an IAS officer which gives me an opportunity to serve more sections of people in society. She said she would join whatever service she gets and will persevere to reach her goal. According to her, her grandfather Ravuri Venkat Ramaiah was freedom fighter and also played a role in inspiring her to choose the Civil Services. She never gave up though she failed to clear the preliminary exam in her first three attempts because of the support and encouragement from her parents. Last year, she reached the interview stage but did not get a rank. Undaunted by this failure, she prepared for her exams with renewed energy and got a rank this year. Alekya chose anthropology as her optional in the Civil Services. Her father Prakash Rao said, I have no words to express my happiness. I am very proud of my daughter. I want my daughter to serve the poor and become a role model for fellow civil servants. In a touch of emotion, Prakash Rao wants to see Alekya become an IPS officer and visit the police station where he works so that he could salute her only daughter. Inspired by dad after she was taken to RDay parade Alekhya Ravuri was inspired to achieve the goal by her father who would take her to Independence Day and Republic day celebrations during her school days and show her the honours being accorded to IPS and IAS officers. To fulfil her parents wish, she had set her sights on the Civil Services since her school days

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 10:53 am

IPL 2024: 'SRH Think-tank Were Pretty Much Clear With All Batters To Go Out And Express', Says Abhishek Sharma

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: A day before the Sunrisers Hyderabad took the field against Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Saturday, Travis Head talked about the sides strategy of maximising power-play to the fullest in IPL 2024 in a select virtual media interaction. Here at the Sunrisers, the aim has been to take control of the Powerplay and be aggressive in the Powerplay. Myself, Abhi (Abhishek Sharma) and Klass (Heinrich Klassen) are able to do that. Every team has got different identities and different game plans and ours is to try to make the most of the Powerplay with the kind of batting we have got, Head had said. On Saturday, Head and Abhishek did exactly what SRH have been successful at: go big in power-play and take bowlers to cleaners to pile another big total. Once DC skipper Rishabh Pant won the toss and put SRH into batting first, few would have predicted an absolute hurricane of boundaries coming from willows of Head and Abhishek in a power-play which looked more like stick cricket in fast-forward mode. Head's onslaught began by smashing a six and two fours on Khaleel Ahmeds short balls, before Abhishek clipped one for another boundary in a 19-run opening over. Head pulled Lalit Yadav for back-to-back backfoot sixes over cow corner, before cutting hard and being helped by a misfield from Anrich Nortje to get a four, with Abhishek lofting inside-out for another boundary as 21 runs came off the second over. Nortje was next to come in firing line, as Head hit him cleanly for four boundaries, before getting his fifty in just 16 balls, by whipping over deep mid-wicket for six, as 22 runs came off third over. It was also the third time Head reached half-century in power-play of IPL 2024, also the joint-fastest fifty by an SRH batter in IPL. Abhishek pulled and smacked Lalit for two sixes, before Head slapped him down the ground for third six of the fourth over. Abhishek greeted Kuldeep with loft and pull to hit a brace of sixes, before ending the over by dancing down the pitch to hit another maximum, as SRH crossed 100 in just five overs, also the fastest century by a team in T20s. Head smacked Mukesh Kumar four straight boundaries, before ending the powerplay with a loft over long-off for six as SRH made 125/0, setting new record for highest-ever score in power-play of T20s. Head would go on to make 82 off 39 balls, while Abhishek hit 46 off 12 balls as only five dot balls were played in the power-play, which was instrumental in SRH making 267/7, their third 250+ score in IPL 2024. It was a pretty easy message from the coaches and captain. They were pretty much clear with all the batters to go out and express yourself, and thats a very powerful yet simple message from the captain and coach. As a young top-order batter, you need to have that confidence from your captain and coach, which we got from day one. Its our job to go out there and play our game, said Abhishek on clarity from the team think-tank about power-play batting in the post-match press conference. He was glowing in sharing about his view on batting with Head, whos in the form of his life in last 18 months. After this innings, I cant say that we cant do anything right now and probably we dont have any target in our mind. But we knew that something better could happen as we felt we could have still hit a few balls better. I hope theres more than this going to come in future. Batting with Travis is very joyful and I have been talking a lot with him off the field. The team-mates in Punjab knew that I would admire Travis Head batting in all three formats. Luckily, we got him in our side, so thats good. I spoke to Travis about all these things (chatter around likely T20 World Cup selection); I share a lot of things with him. I am very much clear with my mindset and goals, which is to concentrate on what I am getting to play right now and just focus on it. After taking the Player of the Match award, Head emphasised on how facing the spin of Lalit and Kuldeep brought out the best of Abhisheks aggressive batting against spinners. When you're in good form, just try to keep it simple and react to the ball. Abhishek is aggressive against spin. First time we saw spin in the powerplay last game, and seeing how aggressive he is against spin, we try to let him do his thing. It was a very enjoyable partnership with him. Later, Abhishek talked about his preparation ahead of facing Kuldeep, who was hit for 55 runs, but took four wickets, including him. Personally, I always try to plan well for the spinners and main bowlers of the other team. For this match, I knew about being very careful with Kuldeep, as hes their main bowler and I was watching his videos. I then try to play against any of the similar local or net bowlers to prepare for that bowling style coming in the match, and that helps me a lot. Pravin Amre, DCs assistant coach, admitted introducing Lalit from the second over was a punt they had taken with a hope to break the Head-Abhishek partnership, which wasnt executed well as per the teams liking. SRHs strength lies in their opening combination and even other teams fast-bowlers havent controlled it. Lalit is a local boy and we sort of took a gamble on it due to the match-up of an off-spinner against two left-handed batters, as he knows Delhi wicket and could prove to be useful. But the way Abhishek handled our spinners, we have to give credit to him. We came to Kotla last night, there was slight dew. We thought that we could play later with dew, but unfortunately, that dew wasnt there. But we have to give credit to the way Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma batted to create that world record for 125 runs in power-play. Abhishek came into IPL 2024 on the back of being Player of the Tournament in Punjab winning Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy last year, something which he feels is helping him. Luckily, when with Punjab team, we had really good venues like Ranchi and Mohali, and that helps a lot in the domestic games as IPL does happen in venues like this. If you get to play matches for the state team before the IPL, its always in your mind that how it will play and how you have to bat on it. I believe I had a very clear plan in mind for IPL 2024, in terms of batting style and how to do it. Its going really good as I executed plans very well, but the hard work I put in before this tournament and in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is really helping me a lot, said Amre. DC didnt surrender meekly, as Jake Fraser-McGurk smashed a 15-ball fifty, the fastest half-century of this season, with seven dazzling sixes. But with Pant coming out to bat at six, and struggling majorly for fluency in his 44, along with Lalit promoted ahead of Axar Patel, made for some bizarre decision making. It was tremendous from Kuldeep to pull us back and the intent we showed was creditable. But the way Jake was playing, it was something remarkable. He can play pace and spin well, which is a very good sign for us. Credit also goes to Natarajan for taking four wickets and showing his good skills with the ball. It was tricky as we lost our impact player Prithvi Shaw early in the first over. Abishek Porel is a good finisher, but we had to use him in power-play and the batting order went down one number. Axar has taken the responsibility to be a finisher because after Stubbs, he was the one who can hit the ball. But the partnership could not happen the way we wanted. Rishabh is experienced and in form to be honest; hes the highest run-getter for us and has amassed more than 200 runs. Hes a batter who can play at any situation, he added. For a long time, SRH were known to win matches and even won IPL 2016 on the back of their strong bowling line-up. But for a change, in IPL 2024, it is their batters, especially Head and Abhishek, who are in red-hot form and are leaving everyone breathless through their power-play exploits, a reminder of which was dished out to DC and everyone in attendance at the stadium.

CNMSports 21 Apr 2024 10:46 am

Falling sales: Tesla cuts price of full self-driving software to $8,000 in US

Musk is betting on the technology to become cash cow for the world's most valuable automaker. But he has for years failed to achieve the goal of self-driving capability, with the technology under growing regulatory and legal scrutiny

Business Today 21 Apr 2024 10:35 am

FC Goa set up semifinal date with Mumbai City

FATORDA: The ISL season is over for Chennaiyin FC after they suffered 1-2 defeat against FC Goa in a playoff encounter at the Fatorda Stadium, here on Saturday. Noah Sadaoui and Brandon Fernandes scored for FC Goa and they will now go on to face Mumbai City FC across two legs in the semifinals. Goa have been one of the best attacking teams in the league and were third-highest scorers during the league phase. Their attacking nous was evident on the day as they took a two-goal lead against Chennaiyin. Whilst their first goal by Noah was a product of a proper team effort, the other one by Brandon was a sensational solo strike. Serbian Lazar Cirkovic reduced the lead within four minutes but FC Goa managed to hold on to the slender lead in the second-half.

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 10:33 am

Indian Biogas Association joins hands with HAI to promote hydrogen

Indian Biogas Association joins hands with HAI to promote hydrogen Indian Biogas Association (IBA) has partnered with Hydrogen Association of India (HAI) to promote bio-based energy solutions with a special emphasis on green and blue hydrogen. Talking to PTI, IBA Chairman Gaurav Kedia said, ''IBA and HAI have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at promoting the production of green energy within the nation''. This strategic alliance will facilitate comprehensive measures -- including training, capacity building, and policy advocacy -- directed towards catalysing the promotion and advancement of bio-based energy solutions with a special focus on green and blue hydrogen. The green hydrogen market in India is forecasted to achieve a total worth of USD 8 billion by 2030 and USD 340 billion by 2050, Kedia informed. With a shared objective of minimising the country's reliance on imported energy sources, the MoU marks commitment to joint efforts in propelling sustainable energy initiatives forward. The agreement is focussing on harnessing synergies from both associations, thereby catalysing the continued growth of the growing bio-based energy sector. While Indian Biogas Association remains dedicated to advancing the biogas industry, Hydrogen Association of India is committed to delivering comprehensive services and seeking optimal solutions for key stakeholders, spanning the entirety of the hydrogen sector's diverse industries. The partnership can also give an extra push to blue hydrogen, whose projections indicate that it is poised to increase to 80 million metric tons by 2050, contingent upon ongoing governmental endeavours worldwide to enforce more stringent regulations to foster the adoption of emission-free fuel sources, Kedia said. ''The discourse surrounding the utilisation of hydrogen within the steel industry has garnered significant attention. However, it is crucial to note that carbon remains indispensable in the process. ''By breaking methane molecules, inherent within biogas, we can simultaneously yield both carbon and hydrogen, thereby offering a viable solution to address this requirement,'' he added. HAI president RK Malhotra stressed the importance of policy advocacy for the bio-hydrogen and biogas ecosystem. This collaborative approach aims to leverage government initiatives within the sector and empower the industry to achieve India's green energy goals, ultimately supporting the nation's sustainable growth, he stated.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 10:31 am

Chelsea beats Barca and Lyon tops PSG in Women's Champions League semifinal first legs

Chelsea beats Barca and Lyon tops PSG in Women's Champions League semifinal first legs Chelsea handed defending champion Barcelona a rare home defeat and Lyon produced a stunning comeback to down Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in the first leg of the Women's Champions League semifinals. Midfielder Erin Cuthbert's 40th-minute goal was enough for Chelsea to win 1-0 and inflict Barcelona's first home loss in five years. Striker Marie-Antoinette Katoto put PSG 2-0 up against eight-time champion Lyon, but the home side scored three late goals in a six-minute spell through forward Kadidiatou Diani, midfielder Melchie Dumornay and Amel Majri. The second legs are next weekend and the final is on May 25. Chelsea and PSG have never won the competition. In its only final appearance, Chelsea was routed by Barcelona 4-0 in 2021. PSG has been runner-up twice. Things looked good for PSG when Katoto scored either side of halftime after PSG goalkeeper Constance Picaud made three fine first-half saves. Katoto scored her first on halftime from Sandy Baltimore's cutback, and the second goal came in the 48th after a blocked effort from Tabitha Chawinga fell to her. Chawinga set her up again in the 77th but veteran Chile goalkeeper Christiane Endler thwarted her. That missed chance proved very costly. Three minutes later, Diani pulled a goal back against PSG, where she played for the previous six seasons. Dumornay equalized in the 85th when she curled the ball past Picaud and, one minute later, the home crowd could hardly believe it as Dumornay set up Majri for a left-footed finish inside the far post. The game at Groupama Stadium broke the attendance record for a Lyon women's home match with 38,500 tickets sold. The second leg is at Parc des Princes next Sunday. Earlier, two-time women's Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas missed a glorious chance to equalize when she shot wide from close range on the last play at Llus Companys Olympic Stadium to send Emma Hayes' team back to Stamford Bridge with the advantage. The visitors took away the time and space Barcelona normally enjoys in its domestic league, with the home team failing to get a shot on target. The high pressure paid off when forward Mayra Ramirez forced a turnover, setting up Sjoeke Nsken's pass to Cuthbert, who beat a defender and fired into the top right corner to stun the crowd of 36,428. I'm disappointed we didn't get the second goal. They are world class in everything they do,'' Hayes told broadcaster DAZN. ''You have to expect they're going to create chances, but for the most part we limited them. Barcelona, which also eliminated Chelsea last season en route to its second title, was set for a penalty after a 52nd-minute handball on Blues defender Kadeisha Buchanan, but it was overturned on video review because Salma Paralluelo was offside. Paralluelo also misfired on a good scoring opportunity late in the game. Barcelona's squad includes reigning Ballon d'Or winner Aitana Bonmati and other members of Spain's World Cup-winning team. Its last home defeat was in February 2019. The Catalan team is going for its third title in four years but has work to do next Saturday in the second leg in London. They played well, but we have lots of things we can improve because we did not attack with the precision we are accustomed to, Barcelona defender Irene Paredes said. They got the game they wanted. They were trying to let the clock tick from the very start, and then they got their goal.''

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 10:28 am

In battle for Goa, BJP bets on Modis guarantee, Congress rakes up local issues

In Goa, intense political battle between BJP and INDIA bloc led by Congress. BJP aims to recover vote share, faces AAP challenge, and anticipates record margins. CM Sawant's prestige at stake, while Manoj Parab raises migrant concerns.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 10:18 am

Two-time major champion Garbie Muguruza retires from tennis

Two-time major champion Garbie Muguruza retires from tennis Two-time major champion Garbie Muguruza announced she's retiring from professional tennis at age 30 after an extended time away from the court. ''I feel that it is time to retire and open up a new chapter in my life,'' the former world No. 1 told a news conference in Madrid on Saturday. Muguruza beat Serena Williams in the 2016 French Open final and Venus Williams in the 2017 Wimbledon final, making her the only player to defeat each Williams sister in a Grand Slam title match. The Spanish player earned 10 career titles and was also the runner-up at 2015 Wimbledon and the 2020 Australian Open. She earned nearly $25 million in prize money 13th on the all-time list and finished with a win-loss record of 449-238. Her last important victory was the 2021 ATP Finals. The word retirement' sounds very harsh to be because I am only 30 years old, but I have achieved so much since I started playing 25 years ago, she said. I am proud of what I have achieved, for having stuck to reaching my goals even through the tough times. Muguruza has not played since January 2023. In April that year, she announced she was extending her hiatus from playing and said, ''Spending time with my family and friends (has) really been healthy and amazing.'' Born in Caracas to a Spanish father and Venezuelan mother, Muguruza moved to Barcelona when she was a child to continue her tennis training. She became the first Spanish woman to lift a Grand Slam trophy since Arantxa Snchez Vicario at the 1998 French Open.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 10:01 am

Thomas Mueller Bags Brace, Harry Kane Hits 33rd Goal as Bayern Munich Thump Union Berlin

Just a week after Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen broke Bayern's 11-year title run, the visitors were dominant and clinical in the German capital.

News18 21 Apr 2024 9:54 am

Raigad Lok Sabha Battle: Speeding Up Mumbai-Goa Highway Project, Fighting Corruption Top Priorities, Shiv Sena (UBT)'s Geete Tells News18

In Raigad, the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) has again shown confidence in veteran leader and former central cabinet minister in the first Narendra Modi government Anant Geete while the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) led by Ajit Pawar has given a ticket to its state president and incumbent MP, Sunil Tatkare

News18 21 Apr 2024 7:30 am

PSG loanee Ekitik scores winner as Eintracht Frankfurt beats Augsburg

Hugo Ekitik scored his first goal for Eintracht Frankfurt to help it to a 3-1 come-from-behind win over Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Friday. Signed on a 3.5 million euros ($3.7 million) loan from Paris Saint-Germain in January, the center forward finally broke his duck in his 12th appearance. Ekitiks...

newdelhitimes 21 Apr 2024 6:00 am

2024 polls about making India a developed nation: PM

Cong a vine which has no roots NANDED/PARBHANI, Apr 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dubbed the Congress a vine which has no roots or branches and sucks dry those who support it, and asked people to be wary of the opposition alliance in realising the goals of Viksit Bharat and Viksit Maharashtra. Follow the Daily Excelsior channel on WhatsApp Modi, who addressed two election rallies in Maharashtra on Saturday first in Nanded, followed by Parbhani also [] The post 2024 polls about making India a developed nation: PM appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

Daily Excelsior 21 Apr 2024 4:59 am

Stray dog shot, case registered

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:52 am

Pernem police arrest two for Jharkhand mans murder

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:51 am

Margao civic body building prone to fires

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:51 am

Weather causes chaos for port ops, late IMD alert blamed

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:35 am

IIT-M new goal: 100 more startups by its graduates

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:15 am

Watch: Match of the Day

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BBC 21 Apr 2024 3:21 am

Soccer-Late Silva goal earns Man City FA Cup semi-final win over Chelsea

Soccer-Late Silva goal earns Man City FA Cup semi-final win over Chelsea Holders Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 with a late Bernardo Silva goal on Saturday to reach the FA Cup final after an absorbing end-to-end Wembley semi-final left the exhausted winners still chasing a domestic double. Silva sidefooted home in the 84th minute after Chelsea goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic parried a Kevin De Bruyne shot and that was enough to edge a hard-fought affair that left Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino waiting for the season to end. City will meet Manchester United or second-tier Coventry City, who play on Sunday, in the showpiece game on May 25. The result offered some consolation for Guardiola's weary team, who were eliminated on penalties in the Champions League quarter-finals by Real Madrid in midweek. Portuguese Silva, who missed a penalty in the shootout defeat at home to Real, said he was: Very happy after a very frustrating week for all of us, for me personally. The good thing is in football, if you play at Man City you play every three days, so after two to three days, you have a chance for a bit of revenge and to put things right. City's win means they can lift another double, standing two points clear at the top of the Premier League, although they had to dig deep to keep their defence of the FA Cup on track. What they have done today was one of the greatest things I have seen in a group of players (after) 120 minutes against Madrid, said Guardiola, who bemoaned the tight turnaround time after the Real match, told reporters. MISSED CHANCES Chelsea, whose last visit to Wembley ended in League Cup final defeat by a late Liverpool goal in extra time two months ago, squandered some of the best chances. Senegalese Nicolas Jackson was particularly profligate. He had the first shot on target in the eighth minute but it was easily collected by Stefan Ortega in the City goal. Early in the second half, Jackson had two chances to put the ball away but Ortega intercepted both. There were also opportunities for 21-year-old former City forward Cole Palmer, who scored four goals against Everton in the league last Monday, and for Noni Madueke. A last-gasp free kick from substitute Mykhailo Mudryk sailed over the bar, while Chelsea also had a penalty appeal turned down when Palmer's free-kick struck Jack Grealish's hand in the wall but VAR ruled in City's favour. In football the most important thing is to be clinical and to not concede, Pochettino, whose side face Arsenal in the Premier League on Tuesday as they try to make a late bid to qualify for Europe, said. We competed well, I cannot say we were the better side because that in football is difficult to measure. The most important thing is we competed. Chelsea have now been eliminated from six of their last eight FA Cup ties against Manchester City, including in the third round last season.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 2:28 am

Arsenal return to top spot after Trossard and degaard see off Wolves

Arsenal fans suffering from accusations of a typical late-season collapse could refer their critics to a resolute and assured victory after their team managed a sixth consecutive clean sheet on their league travels for the first time in their long and illustrious history. One-nil to the Arsenal has always had a ring to it but no one in red and white was complaining when, after Leandro Trossards 45th-minute goalprovided Arsenal with the ideal fillip, Martin degaard scored even later in the second half to seal the victory, slipping home a cute left-foot shot inside the near post at the second attempt after an intricate passing move. Continue reading...

The Guardian 21 Apr 2024 2:26 am

Consider May 7 as second Opinion Poll day: Congress

Staff Reporter Margao Recalling how Goa maintained its identity through the Opinion Poll, leaders of the INDIA bloc have called on the people to vote in large numbers on May 7 considering it as the second Opinion Poll so as to save the state. The Congress party along with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), activists []

The Navhind Times 21 Apr 2024 2:16 am

LS election campaign: CM pulls out all stops

Staff Reporter Sankhali With polls to the two Lok Sabha parliamentary seats in Goa just days away, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is campaigning for around 16-18 hours a day. The CM has been campaigning tirelessly with the sheer determination to ensure a victory for both the candidates and has made several visits to constituencies in []

The Navhind Times 21 Apr 2024 2:15 am

Control rooms set up inall assembly segments

Staff Reporter Panaji In order to allow for conduct of Lok Sabha polls in a free, fair and peaceful manner by addressing electoral queries, and providing people a forum to lodge complaints, the Election Commission of India (EC) has set up control rooms across all the assembly segmentsin state. ForNorth Goa parliamentary constituency, control rooms []

The Navhind Times 21 Apr 2024 2:15 am

LS polls: BJP defends its decision not to field candidates in Valley

Jammu: Facing criticism for not putting up candidates on the three Lok Sabha seats in the Kashmir valley, Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Saturday said sometimes decisions are made to achieve a big goal and the BJP is supporting patriotic parties. Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Ravinder Raina said the party is finalising its strategy []

Kashmir Reader 21 Apr 2024 2:07 am

Insights on Hyderabad's Wanderlust and India's Travel Landscape

Delving into the heartbeat of Hyderabad's travel scene and India's burgeoning wanderlust, Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head of Holidays, MICE, Visa at Thomas Cook (India) Limited, shares exclusive insights with Deccan Chronicle. From the surge in domestic and international travel preferences to the rise of 'Pilgrimage Plus' experiences, Kale unveils the dynamic shifts and emerging trends shaping the travel industry. He also gives a list of most instagrammable tourist spots in the world. How is Hyderabad as a market for travel? Could you give us some statistics on the travel scene in Telangana, especially Hyderabad? Hyderabad is a key source market for us and our data reflects uptick of 29% YoY from Telangana and Hyderabad. This increased demand is emerging from customers across segments of families, couples, Young Indias millennials and Gen Z. While Hyderabad is a key market, Warangal, Karimnagar and Khammam are emerging strongly. What do Hyderabadis prefer domestic or international travel? Could you tell us about the most popular tourist hotspots they visit? Name the top most travelled destinations within India Customers from Hyderabad and Telengana are travelling like never before and demand for both domestic and international destinations are equally high. Domestic and short-haul destinations are preferred for weekends, mini-cations; Long Haul destinations are opted for summer vacations, festive season like Dusshera, Diwali and year-end. Our customers are displaying strong appetite for Europes Switzerland, France, Hungary, Spain; also Finland and the Scandics; Australia-New Zealand, and USA despite visa challenges. Short haul destinations witnessing high interest include Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia; Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan. What is noteworthy, is that we have relaunched our flagship European Extravaganza holidays that offers our customers with a range of exclusive experiences that are share-worthy on social media. To address this demand, we have introduced Telugu and south special departures from Hyderabad to cater to the growing demand. On the domestic front, in addition to the cooler climes of Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, North East, we have observed a demand for beach destinations including Kerala and Goa. Spiritual tourism has gained momentum in the recent past. What are the top pilgrim towns? We are witnessing increased preference for spiritual tours to Char Dham, Ayodhya-Prayagraj-Varanasi, Tamil Nadu, etc. from not only from Telenganas senior segment but also families, couples and millennials. What is noteworthy, is the trend of Pilgrimage Plus where customers are combining darshans while exploring the surrounding destination. What about instagrammable locations? Could you give us 5 most travelled spots? From Scandic countries like Finland with Iceland and inclusions of husky-safaris, stays in glass igloo/bubbles or traditional log cabins with spectacular views of the Northern Lights, to panoramic views of Tegallalang rice terraces in Bali, Japans Cherry Blossom/Sakura season, are some examples. What are the unexplored places in India that have the potential to become tourist hot spots Hyderabadis are displaying increased interest in offbeat destinations with high preference for hidden gems including hot sulphur springs of Panamik in Nubra valley Ladakh; Yusmarg and Doodhpathri in Kashmir - exquisite hill stations in Kashmir with a lush green landscape and snow-capped mountain ranges, Damro - longest enchanted hanging bridge in Arunachal Pradesh, and Vantawng falls - the highest and most spectacular waterfalls in Mizoram. Beach destinations like North Kerala's Kappad Beach, Andhra's Rushikonda Beach and Andaman's Radhanagar Beach on Havelock Island have emerged as top beach favorite choices. What about Lakshadweep? Have the booking surged post PM's tweet? The Prime Minister Narendra Modis recent visit to Lakshadweep and encouragement to Indians to explore the islands within the country, we have witnessed an uptick in our searches for both domestic islands and beach destinations. Our search data for Lakshadweep indicates a significant jump of over 950% compared to December, followed by destinations like, Goa - a clear catalyst for Domestic Tourism. What trends have you noticed in the travel industry during long weekends and seasonal holidays like Navratri or Summer? Our consumer trends indicate that customers from Telangana state are utilizing their extended weekends and public holidays, taking multiple holidays in a year especially to no-visa and easy visa destinations; also drive-cations. The announcements of visa-free entry has been a game-changer for destinations like Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand, resulting in a significant uplift of approx. 35%. What is interesting, is that Indian consumers have shifted from being a Saver to a Spender, and this changed mindset has had a cascading impact on holidays; customers are willing to increase spends on their holidays by 20-30% compared to pre-pandemic levels and stay in premium properties while travelling for a longer duration from 7-10 days to over 15 days.

Deccan Chronicle 21 Apr 2024 1:22 am

Earth day: Wars, plastics, notions and non sequiturs

This Monday, the world will observe Earth Day for the 55 th time. In 1971, the then UN Secretary General U Thant unveiled the idea, observing, An earth day has suddenly become necessary to remind us of the fact that our small planet is perishable. In the five decades since, a number of calendar eventsabout a spectrum of concernshave been unveiled. At last count, there were over 20 listed environment days underlining the need to preserve the planets equilibrium. The planet is no less a precarious state than it was then, and is just as perishable. There is little to suggest that 55 Earth Days or 28 COP (Conference of Parties) meetings on climate change have engineered or even influenced human behaviour. The emission of greenhouse gases is at a record high and IPCC reports signal that the resultant decline is irreversible. Last year was the hottest since records were first tabulated in 1850. The first 100 days of the year notched new highs in new geographies and February was deemed the warmest in recorded history. India is facing one of its worst heat waves, its cities are thirsting for water and ground water levels are worrying politicians and economists. World over, glaciers are receding in kilometres. The million sq km retreat of ice levels in the Arctic and the Antarctic regions represent the existential threat. The planet is unmistakably trapped amid notions and non sequitursbetween vague conceptions about what must be done and competingconflicts in intent and action. Indeed, the last Global Stocktaking revealed that the world is scarcely close to achieving the goals set out in Paris. For three decades, heads of nations have debated the balance between fuelling growth and trimming emissions with little progressthe challenge of nudging nations away from problematic to preferable paradigms is daunted by politics and economics. As John Maynard Keynes once observed, the difficulty lies not in developing new ways, but in escaping old ones. The theme for Earth Day 55 is Planet v Plastics. How has the world fared? The data is mind-numbing. Consider single-use plastics. The UNEP estimates that around the world, a million plastic bottles are bought every minute and five trillion plastic bags are used every year. Plastics are now visible markers in the Anthropocene, the current geological era. The havoc wreaked by microplastics on natural habitats is well documentedthey are now found to be ingested and inhaled by humans, too. A study by Ocean Conservancy and University of Toronto found microplastic particles in 88 percent of protein in animal sources and plant-based alternatives and that highly-processed products contained the most microplastics per gram. The scourge has now reached the womb and is affecting the yet to be born. Research by a team at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences reported finding microplastics in all 62 of the placenta samples tested. There is the spectrum of debatable issues during times of peace and then there is the lethal cost and consequences of inaction to end conflicts. In 1971, UN Secretary General Thant hoped humanity will be united when the common dangers we all face, the armaments race and its inherent risks of obliterating all life on earth. Those hopes have been dashed beyond recognition as wars rage across the globe. The battle to protect the planet from perishing has been haunted by wars as the UN has been rendered a mute spectator. Just take the two warsin Europe between Russia and Ukraine since 2022, and in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas, and now Iran. The people and the planet are paying the price of inattention. There is the tragic loss of livesestimates vary by sourceand then there is the long-term damage to environment. The untrammelled use of weaponrymunitions, rockets, drones and missileshas defied sense and sensibility. Ukraine says Russia has fired over 8,000 missiles and over 4,600 drones ; in the war in Gaza, Israel is estimated to have used over 25,000 tonnes of explosives. The planet suffers both in the production and use of weaponry. Take missilesthe production and use of these projectiles causes significant emission of greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide and hydrofluorocarbons. A recent study by scientists at the Conflict and Environment Observatory has estimated, The total military carbon footprint is approximately 5.5 percent of global emissions. If the worlds militaries were a country, this figure would mean they have the fourth largest national carbon footprint in the world.Between the first COP meet in Berlin and COP 28 in Dubai, military expenditure across the world has spiralled from around $1.2 trillion to over $2.2 trillion, and revenues of the top 100 companies in the arms industry totalled $597 billion . The cause of climate change demands that nations come together as Thant had hoped. The fact is geopolitics is thwarting cooperation and resolution. The unravelling of the rule-based world order extends conflicts beyond the theatre of war. Combating climate change costs money, and inflationary geopoliticsthe high cost of capital, the adoption of industrial policy and rising protectionismhaunts the cause of planet protection. As the world observes Earth Day, it is useful to remember that the cause of the planet is perishing by the minute. Shankkar Aiyar Author of The Gated Republic, Aadhaar: A Biometric History of Indias 12 Digit Revolution, and Accidental India (shankkar.aiyar@gmail.com)

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 12:55 am

Goan rivals in do-or-die battle for I-League spot

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 12:49 am

FC Goa deserve to qualify for semis: Manolo

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 12:47 am

FC Goa knock out Chennaiyin to seal semifinal spot

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 12:45 am

Soccer-Late Silva goal earns Man City 1-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Chelsea

Soccer-Late Silva goal earns Man City 1-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Chelsea Holders Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 with a late Bernardo Silva goal on Saturday to reach the FA Cup final after an absorbing end-to-end Wembley semi-final. Silva sidefooted the ball home in the 84th minute after Chelsea goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic parried a shot from former Blues midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. City will meet Manchester United or second-tier Coventry City, who play on Sunday, in the showpiece game on May 25. The result offered some consolation for Pep Guardiola's side, who were eliminated on penalties in the Champions League quarter-finals by Real Madrid in midweek. Silva, who missed a penalty in the shootout against Real, said he was: Very happy after a very frustrating week for all of us, for me personally. The good thing is in football, if you play at Man City you play every three days, so after two to three days, you have a chance for a bit of revenge and to put things right. City are still on for a double, standing two points clear at the top of the Premier League. Chelsea, whose last visit to Wembley ended in League Cup final defeat by a late Liverpool goal in extra time two months ago, squandered some of the best chances. Senegalese Nicolas Jackson was particularly profligate. He took the first shot on target in the eighth minute but it was easily collected by Stefan Ortega in the City goal. Early in the second half, Jackson had two chances to put the ball away but Ortega intercepted both. There were also opportunities for 21-year-old former City forward Cole Palmer, who scored four goals against Everton in the league last Monday, and for Noni Madueke. A last-gasp free kick from substitute Mykhailo Mudryk sailed over the bar, summing up a miserable afternoon for Chelsea and their manager Mauricio Pochettino. Chelsea have now been eliminated from six of their last eight FA Cup ties against Manchester City, including in the third round last season.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 12:21 am

Wolves v Arsenal: Premier League live

Premier League updates, 7.30pm BST kick-off at Molineux Live scoreboard | Read Football Daily | Send Taha an email 2 min: Toti crunches into Saka, the Wolves man making himself known out on Arsenals right-hand side. 1 min: Arsenal are straight on it; Kiwior crosses in from the left, its deflected and Havertz hooks a shot at goal. S is up to the task. Continue reading...

The Guardian 21 Apr 2024 12:18 am

Real Madrid hosts Barcelona eyeing decisive blow in Spanish league title race

Real Madrid hosts Barcelona eyeing decisive blow in Spanish league title race Real Madrid faces one last stumbling block in its waltz toward the Spanish league title. Barcelona, its chief rival, is coming to town on Sunday. Madrid is eight points ahead of Barcelona going into the clasico, so anything other than a road win for the Catalan club would leave the Liga leader with a more-than-comfortable cushion with just six more games remaining. If we manage to win it, we'll be within touching distance of La Liga title, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday. Madrid will play four days after it eliminated Manchester City on penalties to advance to the Champions League semifinals. Following that 120-minute extra-time game, Madrid's Jude Bellingham said he was dead on my feet after his team hung on against City and forced a shootout. But Ancelotti said his players, while needing some extra rest in the meantime, will be ready for a hard-fought and evenly matched clasico. It's a great opportunity to move closer to the La Liga title but we know how difficult it will be because Barcelona are still very much in it. Madrid has beaten Barcelona in their two previous meetings this season. Bellingham, the team's leading scorer with 20, netted twice to lead Madrid to a 2-1 comeback win at Barcelona in October. Vincius Jnior struck a hat trick to down Barcelona 4-1 in the Spanish Super Cup final in Saudi Arabia in January. Madrid's only league loss was in September when it fell at Atletico Madrid. Since then it has gone 25 games without a defeat in the league. For Barcelona, the league reigning champion, a win at Madrid would be the only way to at least keep the league competitive. Xavi Hernndez's side was dumped from the Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Tomorrow, we have a chance to get back in the Spanish league title race. It is now our most important game of the season, Xavi said. We must win to put pressure on them. If you win, you are within five points. The game will be the last clasico for Xavi, if he keeps the pledge he made in January to renounce the final year of his contract come this summer. Beating Madrid would help relieve the burn of having lost to PSG after Barcelona was in control of the tie until Ronald Arajo earned a direct red card early in the second leg. PSG romped against 10-man Barcelona and won 4-1 to go through 6-4 on aggregate. We must turn the page quickly and make it so the anger, the frustration and feeling of impotence from the other day (against PSG) work in our favor, Xavi said. We are facing a Real Madrid side that is strong and with its morale sky high after (its win) in the Champions League. Barcelona's teenage standouts Lamine Yamal (16) and Pau Cubars (17) will get their first chance to play against Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The forward and defender have been by far the best things going for Barcelona this season. MADRID PARKING THE BUS ================== The victory over City became another instant Champions League classic for Madrid, even though the 14-time European Cup winner has rarely, if ever, played so defensively and with such paltry possession and scoring chances. Ancelotti, however, said he had no problem with his star-packed side digging into the area, if it gets a win. Sometimes there are games where you won't have it and you have to defend for 90 minutes. I still haven't come across a single upset fan. Quite the opposite, they're delighted because the team put a real shift in, he said. I'd play two goalkeepers if I could, and that's only because I can't bring the bus out.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 12:08 am

Man City beats Chelsea with late Silva goal to make FA Cup final

Man City beats Chelsea with late Silva goal to make FA Cup final Bernardo Silva fired Manchester City into the FA Cup final after they beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley on Saturday. The Portuguese playmaker's 84th-minute goal ensured City maintained its pursuit of back-to-back domestic doubles in the week when its Champions League defense was ended by Real Madrid. Kevin De Bruyne's cross from the left was converted by Silva at the far post via a deflection from Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella. Chelsea had chances to take the lead, the best of them missed by Nicolas Jackson. Manchester United meets Coventry in the other semifinal on Sunday. The final is on May 25. RELEGATION BATTLE Burnley's hopes of survival were boosted by routing last-placed Sheffield United 4-1. Vincent Kompany's team is putting together a late-season bid to avoid the drop with only one loss in seven in the league. Burnley is within three points of safety. The win at Bramall Lane pushed Sheffield United closer to relegation, 10 points from safety with five games to go. First-half goals from Jacob Bruun Larsen and Lorenz Assignon put Burnley in control by the break. Gustavo Hamer briefly gave the home fans hope of a fightback before Lyle Foster and Johann Berg Gudmundsson sealed Burnley's fifth win of the campaign. A good day for Burnley was made even better as relegation rival Luton was hammered at home by Brentford 5-1. Luton, in 18th, had the chance to move out of the bottom three with a win, but is just two points ahead of Burnley in 19th. Yoane Wissa struck twice for Brentford, which moved 10 points clear of the drop zone.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 12:06 am

Megastar Chiranjeevi is my inspiration, says Market Mahalakshmi director Mukesh

Market Mahalakshmi is a Telugu film that hit the screens today and the initial teaser, where the heroine, as a sales girl in the film continuously goes on to say all the varieties of saris. This video took the internet by storm and that is how the makers of the film started to promote it. Hello!. Could you share with our audience a bit about yourself and your journey into the film industry? My name is VS Mukesh, and I hold a degree in civil engineering. My journey into the film industry was inspired by the legendary performances of Padmavibushan Megastar Chiranjeevi. As a child, I was mesmerized by his on-screen presence and the admiration he received from audiences. While I initially aspired for stardom, I soon realized my passion lay in storytelling and directing. Can you give us some insights into your upcoming film, 'Market Mahalakshmi'? Absolutely. 'Market Mahalakshmi' is a unique project produced under the banner of B2P Studios. It stars Parvateesam from the popular film 'Kerintha' and introduces actress Praneekaanvika. The film, directed by me, explores a fresh and captivating concept that has already garnered attention through its promotional content. We're excited to have brought this film to the audience. You mentioned a unique twist in the second half of the film. Can you share more about that? Ah, yes. While the teaser, songs, and trailer provide a glimpse into the storyline, there's a surprise twist in the second half that we've kept under wraps. We believe it will intrigue and delight audiences, adding an extra layer of excitement to the viewing experience. My goal is to draw audiences to theaters, and I'm confident the film will captivate them once they're seated. How did you go about casting for the film? Casting Parvateesam and Praneekaanvika was a deliberate choice. They both fit their respective roles perfectly, and as a debut director, it was challenging to attract established stars. This project was about showcasing my directorial capabilities, and I'm thrilled with the performances they've delivered. What would you say are the highlights of 'Market Mahalakshmi'? The entire film is a highlight in itself. We've explored a settinga marketthat hasn't been fully explored in previous films, and coupled with a fresh narrative, it promises to be a unique experience for audiences. I believe it will leave a lasting impression and resonate with viewers. Despite the competition, I'm optimistic about the film's success. Finally, how was your experience handling the director role for a feature film? Despite being my debut feature film, my extensive experience with over 100 short films has made the process familiar. My love for cinema has guided me through any challenges, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to bring 'Market Mahalakshmi' to life.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Apr 2024 11:41 pm

Stats Steering Panel to hold its first meeting next week

The National Statistical Commission's new steering committee will convene its inaugural meeting next week to discuss enhancing data quality and expanding statistical coverage. The agenda includes outlining objectives and focus areas for future surveys and methodologies. This initiative aims to address criticism of the statistics ministry's data quality and timeliness. The committee will also focus on capturing the impact of government schemes and aligning surveys with sustainable development goals.

The Economic Times 20 Apr 2024 11:27 pm

PVTG Family Devastated by Fire, Seeks Urgent Assistance

Visakhapatnam: Tragedy struck the PVTG (Primitive Vulnerable Tribal Group) community in the village of Jeelugulova on Saturday afternoon. A fire ripped through the house of Sidari Raju, located in the Cheemalapadu panchayat hilltop of Ravikamatham mandal, leaving the family with nothing but heartbreak. The blaze not only consumed their dwelling but also their livelihood. Cashew trees, a source of income, were lost along with vital supplies like rice, ragi, and livestock. Ten chickens and several goats perished in the flames. With their home and belongings gone, the Kondu tribal family faces a desperate situation. Villagers bravely attempted to extinguish the fire, but the distance to water sources proved insurmountable. Sidari Raju and his family have submitted a petition to the revenue officer, pleading for immediate government support. They urge the district collector to provide financial assistance as soon as possible. In this critical time, the Adivasi tribal family desperately needs help to rebuild their lives.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Apr 2024 11:12 pm