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Tottenham title pursuit goes on

first_imgLONDON (AP): Tottenham kept up their pursuit of Premier League leaders Leicester by rallying to a 2-1 victory over Swansea, thanks to two goals in eight minutes yesterday. Left back Danny Rose was the surprise match-winner for Spurs, scoring in the 77th minute after Swansea failed to clear a corner properly. Tottenham had 34 attempts on goal, prompting their manager Mauricio Pochettino to tell Spurs TV: “What more you need to do for (to) score? … This is the way that we want to play and you know sometimes football is not mathematical.” Nacer Chadli cancelled out Swansea’s opener by Alberto Paloschi in the 19th minute as the visitors paid for their defensive approach in the second half at White Hart Lane. Pochettino praised Spurs fans for lifting the team after Swansea went ahead. “This was very important for us,” Pochettino said. “‘Thank you’, our supporters. They were brilliant. And ‘thank you’, the players, because the performance and the effort was unbelievable after that Europa League game (Thursday) against Fiorentina.”last_img read more

Why do I love South Africa?

first_imgA Cape Town sunsetPhoto: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com I love her for the perfection of her daysThe crisp Karoo morningThe Joburg winter noonThe late summer Cape Town sunsetThe star-filled Free State nightI love her for her peopleFor our warm smilesFor our resilienceFor our I-am-because-we-areI love her because she delights my sensesHighveld thunderboltsJacarandas in bloomSunday braaisAfrican sunIcy seaI love her raw power, her intensity, her strengthI love her because of how she makes me feelSometimes angry, sometimes joyousSometimes fearful, sometimes love-filledSometimes frustrated, sometimes hopefulAlways aliveI love her because she intrigues meAnd challenges meThe Chinese have a curse: “May you live in interesting times”I see it as a blessingI love her because she helps me keep things in perspectiveBy reminding me how privileged I amEvery dayI love her for being a microcosm of the worldA world in one countryFor what we can teach the worldAbout compromiseAnd sharingAnd forgivenessAnd toleranceAnd hopeI love her because she’s imperfectAnd full of opportunityAnd potential unfulfilledI love her because she has come so farAnd has so much further to goAnd whether we ever get thereWill all depend on usI love her because she’s been so good to meAnd she inspires me to return the favourI love her because she’s my countryNo matter whatI love her because she’s my homeAnd where my soul is at restBy Ian Macdonaldlast_img read more

Proteas into ICC World Twenty20 semis

first_img30 March 2014 The Proteas booked a semi-final place with a three-run victory over England in the ICC World Twenty20 in Chittagong, Bangladesh on Saturday. The win took South Africa to the top of the Group 1 standings, with three wins from their four round-robin matches. Victory was actually a little more comfortable than the final margin would suggest as England were left requiring 20 runs off the last three balls of their innings, and all Dale Steyn made sure of doing was not bowling a no ball or a wide. Tim Bresnan took advantage of that by smashing a six, a four, and a six off those deliveries. Put in to bat in very humid conditions, the Proteas responded well, despite a couple of breaks for faulty floodlights.Serious momentum Hashim Amla again provided serious momentum at the top of the order, smashing 56 off only 37 deliveries before he was the first man out in the 11th over, caught by Alex Hales off Chris Broad for 56. Fellow opener Quinton de Kock followed eight runs later for a less fluent 29 from 33 balls. JP Duminy missed out, making only five, while next man in David Miller contributed 19 off 15 deliveries and Albie Morkel three off of three. However, that did not matter as AB de Villiers, captaining the team in the absence of the suspended Faf du Plessis, played an inspirational, gem of an innings, cracking an unbeaten 69 off only 28 balls, with nine fours and three sixes.Fireworks De Villiers’ fireworks began in the 16th over, which he began with 25 runs off 15 balls to his name. At the end of the over, bowled by Stuart Broad, he stood on 36 off 19. After the next over, bowled by Johannesburg-born Jade Dernbach, he had reached 50 off 23. He then added a further 19 runs in the remaining two overs to help the Proteas to 196 for 5, the highest total of the tournament by any team. Hales, the scorer of a big century in England’s win over Sri Lanka in their previous match, struck two fours in the first over of the English innings, bowled by JP Duminy, but was then caught at point off the bowling of Albie Morkel in the following over. The umpire called no ball, however, and Hales stayed on. Incorrect call Replays showed the umpire had been incorrect in his call, but Hales was unfazed, immediately hitting the next two deliveries to the boundary. Wayne Parnell broke the opening stand in his first over when he had Michael Lumb caught by Miller for 18, with the England total on 46 in the fifth over. Brought back into the attack in the eighth over, Parnell again did the trick, with Miller catching Hales for 38 off 22 balls, and Moeen Ali being caught behind by De Kock the very next ball for 10. The left-arm paceman went on to finish with 3 for 31 in his four overs.Standout The other standout performance with the ball came from leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who removed Eoin Morgan for 14 and Jos Buttler for a hard-hitting 34 off 24 deliveries. The slippery ball forced Tahir to bowl a little quicker than he usually would, but he nonetheless finished with 2 for 27 in his four overs. Ravi Bopara showed some fight with 31 off 18 balls lower down the England batting order, but when Steyn had him caught in the deep off the first ball of the final over, the writing was on the wall for England. When Bresnan managed only a single off of the second ball and Broad another single off of the third, the result was decided. In the end, England tallied 193 for 7.‘It was a great game’ Proteas’ skipper AB de Villiers was an obvious choice for man of the match. “It was a great game. The boys did extremely well,” he said at the post-match ceremony. “They were very tough conditions to field in. I knew from the start we had to be unpredictable and mix things up, but once again the execution of the bowlers was amazing. “I’ve lost a few as captain in T20s and it was important for me to get the guys through and get Faf back [and] pumped for the semi-finals,” he added.‘Heartbroken “It was a fantastic game. Credit to the players for that,” England captain Stuart Broad said. “We’re heartbroken to come out on the wrong end, but AB has taken the game away for us. “It didn’t go to plan in the last three overs, but apart from that it was a good game for us. We’ve had some guys get going this innings, but no outstanding score, which you need chasing such a big total.”last_img read more

Reconsider new Haj policy, urges Rajasthan body

first_imgThe reduction of embarkation points for Haj pilgrimage from the existing 21 to only nine across the country, recommended in the new Haj policy for 2018-22, has left the pilgrims disturbed in Rajasthan because of termination of flights from Jaipur. The Haj flights from the State capital had started in 2005 after a seven-year-long agitation.Abolishing subsidy for Haj pilgrims and allowing women above 45 years of age to travel in a group of at least four without a male are among the other recommendations made by a committee appointed by the Centre. The committee, headed by former Union Secretary Afzal Amanullah, submitted its report to Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi last Saturday.Inconveniences aplentyRajasthan Haj Welfare Society general secretary Haji Nizamuddin said here on Thursday that the termination of flights from Jaipur would put the pilgrims to a great inconvenience, as they would be required to travel to either Delhi or Ahmedabad to board the special flights. “It will impose an additional expenditure and cause a great difficulty to old and infirm pilgrims,” he said.Pilgrims benefittedThe Haj Welfare Society had launched an agitation for starting flights from Jaipur in 1998 in view of the State’s large size and diverse terrain. The then United Progressive Alliance government was convinced of the need for introducing Haj flights from Jaipur to Jeddah in 2005 and the decision benefited the pilgrims travelling from the far-off towns and villages.Reserved categoryMr. Nizamuddin said abolishing the reserved category for pilgrims above 70 years of age and doing away with preference to four-time applicants would also create difficulties for those willing to perform the ritual in the sunset of their lives. Besides, allowing women to travel without a male companion was against the principles of Shariah, he said.The Haj Welfare Society has submitted memoranda in this regard to the President, Prime Minister, Minority Affairs Minister and Rajasthan Chief Minister. It has sought reconsideration of the new Haj policy in view of “practical difficulties” likely to be caused to the pilgrims if it was adopted without any change.last_img read more

NBSSLUP to recruit for the 2014 posts of technical officer, assistant

first_imgNational Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSSLUP), Nagpur has invited applications for posts of Senior Technical Officer and Technical Assistant on temporary basis under the administrative control of Indian Council of Agriculture Research. It is one of the fourteen Natural Resource Management (NRM) institutes of the ICAR entrusted to conduct RD&T activities mainly in soil survey, remote sensing applications, land evaluation and land use planning. Candidates may apply with the prescribed format.Important Date: Last date for submission of application is September 27, 2014Job DescriptionSenior Technical Officer- 1Technical Assistant- 2ELIGIBILITYFor Senior Technical Officer Master Degree (in Agriculture/Geography/Geology/Geo-Informatics) or equivalent from a recognised university.Aged between 18-35 yearsFor Technical Assistant Bachelor Degree in Agriculture or any other branch of science relevant to agriculture/geography from a recognised university.Aged between 18-30 years.SALARYFor Senior Technical Officer: Rs 15,600 to Rs 39,100 plus Grade Pay of Rs 5,400 per month.For Technical Assistant: Rs 5,200 to Rs 20,200 plus Grade Pay of Rs 2,800 per month.Selection Procedure: Shortlisted candidates will be selected on the basis of performance in the Written Test/Trade Test/Practical Test/ Skill Test/ Personal Interview, which might be conducted by the administration.PAPAER PATTERNWritten Test – Time – 1 hour, Maximum Marks – 100Question will be ‘OBJECTIVE TYPE WITH MULTIPLE CHOICE’ and also all questions willbe bilingually i.e. in Hindi (Devnagri) and English.Questions will be of graduate standard of Science/Agriculture.The test will include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to sports, history.How to Apply: Interested candidates may apply in the prescribed form along with the duly-attested photo copies of relevant certificates/testimonials in support of date of birth, qualifications, experience, category (SC/ST/PWD), publications etc. with recent passport size photograph, which should be affix on the application form may be forwarded to the “National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Amravati Road, Nagpur – 440 033” .For further information visit the official website of NBSSLUP.advertisementlast_img read more