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first_imgThe School Education and Sports Department (SESD) of Maharashtra has published the fourth round allocation result for class 11 admissions 2017. Candidates can check the list on the official website, mumbai.11thadmission.netHow to check:Go to the official websiteClick on the link, ‘Round 4 Allocation is live now’Enter your application form numberAfter submitting the same, the results will be displayed on the screenTake a printout for future useAbout SESD:”School Education Department, GoM is responsible for administration of elementary, secondary and higher secondary education in the state. The department is one of the largest in terms of the number of stakeholders it manages with more than 20 million students and more than 6 lakh teachers being a part of school education ecosystem in Maharashtra.The department has eight different directorates looking after specific functions relating to school education and has an independent body in terms of MPSP for implementation of provisions of SarvShikshaAbhiyaan.Candidates are requested to visit the official website.last_img read more


first_imgAustralian pacer John Hastings, who is currently nursing a foot injury, has expressed confidence that he will be available for selection for the upcoming limited-overs, featuring five ODIs and three T20 Internationals against India. (Kohli is well respected in Australia, says Clarke)The 31-year-old flew back to home from England for further assessment and rehabilitation after he complained inflammation in his left foot during his English county Worcestershire’s four-day match against Sussex. (Lehmann says Warner recovering from neck blow)Reflecting on the same, Hastings admitted that although he earlier had a bit of pain in his left ankle, he is confident he would be ready to go if selected for the tour, which is expected to run from September 17 to October 11.”I had a bit of pain in my left ankle for a little while and I thought I should get it checked out. Obviously there’s a big summer coming up and a one-day tour to India so I wanted to make sure I’d be cherry ripe, but I ended up with a hot spot in my foot,” cricket.com.au quoted Hastings as saying.”I’m in a moon boot for a couple weeks and then I’ll reload and hopefully be all right for the domestic one-day cup and that one-day series (in India),” he added.The MRI scans have revealed inflammation and stress through Hastings’ foot, and the pacer said that the scenario could have been even worse.Hastings, who had played in six of Worcestershire’s 10 first-class matches this summer, has been in the UK since the start of the county season in April, besides also being a part of the national squad for the Champions Trophy in June.advertisementLast year also, Hastings had earlier suffered a serious knee injury while playing a Sheffield Shield match for his side Victoria against Tasmania.last_img read more


first_imgMax Verstappen, the youngest winner in Formula One history and a driver most regard as a future champion, has agreed to stay with Red Bull through the 2020 season.Red Bull announced the deal Friday before the start of practice at the U.S. Grand Prix. Red Bull had been eager to lock down their rising star for the long term before he could be poached away.The 20-year-old Dutch driver has shaken off early-season struggles with a win in Malaysia and a second place in Japan over the last two races. His first career victory in Spain in 2016 made him the youngest driver to win in Formula One.Verstappen started with Red Bull’s young driver program when he was 16.last_img read more


first_imgAfter weeks of teasers and promotions, Oppo has finally launched the successor to the F3 with the F5 at an event in the Philippines. The smartphone highlights a near bezel-less design, facial recognition, and a massive 20-megapixel front-facing camera with AI Beauty Recognition technology, among other things. The selfie-centric Oppo F5 has been priced at PHP 15,990 (approx. Rs 20,000) for the 4GB + 32GB model and will go up for pre-orders in the Philippines on October 27 with sales starting next week. The smartphone is expected to hit the Indian market on November 2.The Oppo F5 joins the ever growing list of smartphones with edge-to-edge displays. It sports a 6-inch FHD+ (1080×2160) display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, making it the company’s first full-screen smartphone. The handset sports a metallic build and with antenna lines on the back pushed to the edges on the top and bottom. Since the smartphone features slim bezels on the front, Oppo has moved the fingerprint sensor to the back just above the logo. It will be offered in a choice of Black and Gold colours as well as a Red colour option which is limited to the 6GB + 64GB configuration. The price of the higher storage variant is yet to be known.The smartphone runs on ColorOS 3.2 based on Android 7.1. It comes with a triple slot tray that supports two nano SIM cards and one microSD card. The handset is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6763T chipset with ARM Mali G71 MP2 800MHz GPU. The Oppo F5 comes in two storage options, one with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and the other with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage, both of which are expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.advertisementThe Oppo F5 stays true to the company’s selfie-centric roots and sports a huge 20-megapixel front sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The rear sees a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture.Both the cameras support LED flash. Oppo says that the front camera is integrated with AI-based beauty technology as well as a facial feature optimisation technology to help create the perfect selfie. “With more than 200 positioning spots, the F5 accentuates your facial landmarks and contours to enhance the symmetry between features like your eyes, nose, cheekbones and jawline to create the perfectly refined and natural selfie. Its beauty-iris tool ensures that your eyes will shine brighter in any photo.” It also has a Portrait mode for bokeh shots.Also Read: Xiaomi to launch selfie-centric phone in India on November 2, it could be Mi Note 3The smartphone packs a 3200mAh battery includes connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and OTG support, among others. Sensors include distance, light, G-sensor, E-compass. The Oppo F5 measures 156.5x76x7.5mm and weighs 152 grams.Interestingly, there have been reports that OnePlus will come out with its own bezel-less smartphone, called the OnePlus 5T and rumours have suggested that the smartphone will have a design language similar to the Oppo F5. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen as the OnePlus 5T is expected to launch after November 20. Meanwhile, you can expect the Oppo F5 to arrive in India on November 2 and will likely be priced around Rs 20,000.last_img read more


first_imgPanaji, Jan 6 (PTI) A 20-member Goa squad led by Sporting Clube de Goa striker Vitorino Fernandes today left for Ahmedabad to participate in the West Zone qualifying round of the Santosh Trophy 2017-18.�Goa, who are placed along with Rajasthan and Gujarat, will play their first match against Rajasthan on January 10.They will lock horns with Gujarat on January 12.Goa Football Association president Elvis Gomes said the team to be captained by Vitorino Fernandes was announced last evening.The other members of the squad are Mathew Gonsalves, Ozen Silva, Melroy Fernandes, Agnelo Gomes, Nickson Catanha, Shallum Pires, Peter Carvalho, Jessel Carneiro, Mackroy Peixoto, Kingslee Fernandes, Nestor Dias, Kapil Hoble, Beevan DMello, Velito DCruz, Joaquim Carvalho, Clinton Niasso, Marcus Mascarrenhas, Clive Miranda and Joaquim Abranches.”This is one of the most formidable squads in recent times. We have also appointed Armando Coalco as the coach and Mateus Costa as the assistant coach,” Gomes said. PTI MCS NRB RYSlast_img read more


first_imgRory McIlroy has announced he will play at least seven events in early 2018 in a busy build-up to the U.S. Masters, where he will attempt to complete the grand slam of major titles in April.McIlroy said on his website (www.rorymcilroy.com) that he would start his campaign with two European Tour events in the Middle East in January — the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and Dubai Desert Classic.The Northern Irishman will then switch his focus to the PGA Tour in the United States, where he will contest five tournaments in six weeks, starting at Pebble Beach in February.His schedule, notably, includes no mention of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, which falls in the middle of his busy stretch.All of the events will be part of his preparation for the April 5-8 Masters at Augusta National, an event he needs to win to complete the modern grand slam of all four majors.Former world number one McIlroy is currently having an extended break from competition after an injury-hampered 2017 during which he did not win a tournament anywhere in the world for the first time since 2008.The four-times major winner also sacked long-time caddie J.P. Fitzgerald and replaced him with close friend Harry Diamond, who is expected to stay on the bag, according to media reports.McIlroy, 28, has slipped to 10th in the world rankings.He faces an important season as he attempts to keep pace with the wave of young talent such as Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka, who all won majors this year.advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgUNIONDALE, N.Y. — The New York Islanders have found their stride again, even though their latest wins have been one-goal decisions against teams they are unlikely to face in the playoffs.Still, they are winning by playing what coach Jack Capuano calls “Islanders Hockey.” He even drew comparisons to Long Island’s dynasty teams when the club won the Stanley Cup four straight times more than 30 years ago.Anders Lee scored two goals, including the tiebreaker in the second period, and Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves for his career-best 30th win as the Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Feb. 12.“Similar to what they had here in the ’80s,” Capuano said when asked to describe Islanders Hockey. “We’ve got some skill, we’ve got some grit. Obviously, they had good goaltending here.“Each team has got a different identity, each team has got a certain way they need to play. I think our guys realize how we are successful.”Lee scored in each of the first two periods, and Casey Cizikas added a goal for the Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders, who have won three straight and four of five — all decided by one goal.New York, which lost three straight before this winning run, is 22-4-1 in one-goal games.“These are the ways you win hockey games this time of year and in the playoffs,” Islanders captain John Tavares said. “It’s good to see us handle these games a lot better than we did last year.”Richard Panik and Trevor Smith had goals in the second period as Toronto erased a 2-0 deficit. Jonathan Bernier stopped 38 shots, but dropped his eighth straight decision. The Maple Leafs have lost 13 of 14 (1-12-1) overall and 12 straight (0-11-1) on the road.“It’s bewildering to me when we have these poor starts,” interim coach Peter Horachek said. “Only when we get our dander up do we seem to respond. We showed character coming back, but we shouldn’t need a bad start to get it going.”Lee restored the Islanders’ lead with 7:58 left in the second with his second of the night and 18th of the season.The Maple Leafs came out with a lot more jump and effort in the second period and scored twice early to tie the game, outshooting New York 10-1 in the first half of the frame.“We let up, I guess. We didn’t mean to,” Lee said. “They came out flying. It shows a little bit of resiliency on our part. We found a way to win even though we let them back in.”Panik cut the Toronto deficit in half just 1:32 in when Korbinian Holzer’s hard shot sailed over the net and off the back boards. The carom came to Panik at the left post, and he calmly scored his ninth goal.Panik was originally credited with his second of the night when the Maple Leafs got even at 4:09, but settled for an assist. Panik, again at the left post, sent the puck into the crease, where it was batted in by Smith for his second of the season and first in 13 games.“It was another bad start for us. Not good. It’s unacceptable,” forward Phil Kessel said. “We had our chances. We didn’t do enough with them.”Capuano used his timeout with his club being outshot 6-0 in the period.The Islanders got off to the good start they have been looking for recently in matchups against teams down in the standings — grabbing a 2-0 lead 4:03 in.Lee got it started. He took the puck away from defenseman Cody Franson in the offensive zone, came in alone on Bernier and jammed the puck in at 1:11.Another breakdown produced Cizikas’ sixth goal. Colin McDonald, who scored in each of the previous two games since being brought up from the AHL, raced down left wing and drove to the net. Bernier stopped his shot, but Cizikas swooped in to knock in the rebound.The Islanders had an 18-8 edge in shots in the first period.“You’ve got to learn to win the close ones because they are all going to be close down the stretch,” Lee said. “One-goal leads and one-goal games are tight, but they’re also ones we have to hang on to.”(IRA PODELL, AP Hockey Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers kept up their midseason tear through the NBA thanks to their increasingly prolific backcourt duo.Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum each scored 34 points, and the Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-104 on Feb. 23 for their season-high sixth consecutive victory.Lillard became the first player to score at least 30 points in five straight games for Portland since Geoff Petrie in the franchise’s inaugural 1970-71 season, and the first NBA player to do so this season.McCollum added six assists and five rebounds and cracked the 30-point mark in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.“No question they carried us,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. “Sixty-eight points from your backcourt, that goes a long way.”Brook Lopez had 36 points and 10 boards for Brooklyn, which has lost three of four. Joe Johnson had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Donald Sloan scored 14 points.“We did not play particularly well on the defensive end in the first half,” Nets interim coach Tony Brown said. “As soon as we got engaged and started being aggressive, things started to turn for us.”The Nets trailed 68-49 early in the third before charging back for an 89-88 lead with 9:21 to play in the game.“We had a lot more energy (in the second half) and we knuckled down on defense and got some stops,” Lopez said. “We came out a bit relaxed. I don’t know what it was. There really is no excuse to start that way.”The game was tied before McCollum and Lillard hit consecutive 3-pointers to make it 107-101 with 1:25 left. Lillard sealed the win with four free throws in the last 26.4 seconds.“We showed some fight,” Lillard said. “We didn’t panic and let the game completely slip away like we’d done in games in the past.”Mason Plumlee added 13 rebounds and Portland won for the 11th time in 12 games and 15th out of 18 to move into a tie with idle Dallas for the sixth seed in the Western Conference.“We can’t let our guard down,” Stotts said. “I’m glad we’re making a move.”The teams traded leads in the fourth until McCollum broke the tie with 1:56 to go, and Lillard followed with another 3. Brooklyn’s only points in the final 2:13 came on Lopez’s three-point play with 74 seconds left, which closed the gap to three.“I needed to close the game out strong,” McCollum said. “(That was) too close for comfort.”Portland finished with five free throws in the final minute, four from Lillard and one from Plumlee.McCollum and Lillard are the first Blazers teammates to go for 30-plus in back-to-back games since Petrie and Sidney Wicks did so in 1973.“I catch myself watching him sometimes,” Lillard said of McCollum. “The stuff that he can do, how crafty he is with the ball, the tough shots he can knock down — I didn’t feel like I had to keep the ball.”Lillard continued his march up the Blazers’ career scoring charts, passing Zach Randolph for 14th in points and Nicolas Batum for third on the 3-pointers made list.(ANDREW HINKELMAN)last_img read more


first_imgMARSEILLE – Greece international striker Konstantinos Mitroglou has been loaned from Marseille to Turkish football powerhouse Galatasaray for 18 months. The normally prolific striker had trouble to consistently find the back of the net with “Les Olympiens” .The 30-year-old Kavala-native was announced along with Senegalese center forward Mbaye Diagne in a bid to aide Galatasaray’s anemic offense. According to Galatasaray’s official website, Mitroglou will “receive a net transfer fee of € 1,500,000 for the 2018-2019 football season and a net transfer fee of € 2,600,000 for the 2019-2020 season”.Mitroglou, or “Mitrogoal” as he affectionally nicknamed by supporters was born in Kavala, Greece but emigrated to Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany as an infant with his parents. Commuting to nearby Duisburg allowed Mitroglou to enter Borussia Monchengladbach’s academy team where his professional footballing career began in earnest.After some eye-popping appearances for Greece’s U19 international team, Mitroglou earned a transfer to Olympiacos FC in 2007 where he would stay until 2014. During that time, he went on loan to Panionios and Atromitos in Greece before securing a transfer to the Barclays Premier League for Fulham FC.  Mitroglou had a disappointing stay at the Craven Cottage going on two successful loans back to Olympiacos and then to Benfica respectively. Benfica were so impressed with the then-young Greek striker, that  in 2015 they spent €7 million to make him theirs on a permanent basis. Olympique Marseille paid €15 million for 50% of Mitroglou’s rights on August 31, 2017 and has been under contract with them since.Galatasaray currently sit second in the Turkish Süper Lig table, six points adrift leader Istanbul Başakşehir.TweetPinShare22 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgCLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper drew big cheers, a pair of walks and an unusual defense in his spring training debut for the Philadelphia Phillies.Both times the slugger with the biggest contract in baseball came to the plate, the Toronto Blue Jays shifted to a four-man outfield, moved the shortstop on the other side of second base and gave the left-handed hitting Harper a wide-open left side of the infield.“I’ve never seen that. That’s intense,” Harper said, adding he hopes teams don’t do that to him often. “If they start playing ball like that, it’s definitely different.”Phillies manager Gabe Kapler didn’t want to discuss shift strategy but shared his advice for Harper.“Hit a lot of homers, drive the ball like you’re capable of, do exactly what you always do, be Bryce Harper,” said Kapler, who is known for using many shifts.The Cubs, Astros and even the Rockies have employed a four-man outfield but it was quite strange in an exhibition game.No surprise, however, was the loud ovation fans gave Harper when he walked up to the plate to Will Smith’s theme song from “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”Wearing No. 3 on his uniform, eye black under his eyes and a white armband with “HEART” written in red letters around it, Harper dug into the batter’s box as “In West Philadelphia born and raised…” blared from the stadium’s speakers.Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper bats against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)“The ovation they gave me, I’m very humbled, very blessed to be able to get out there and play in front of a fan base like that,” Harper said, adding he’ll probably use a different walk-up song once the season starts. “Selling out a spring training game is pretty incredible to see. Just goes to show how great a fan base Philly is.”Batting third as the designated hitter, Harper didn’t go deep but jogged around the bases after Rhys Hoskins blasted a two-run homer off Jays right-hander Matt Shoemaker on the first pitch following the first walk in the first.“Rhys is a special player,” Harper said. “Nice to see him jump on the first pitch and go deep. Having Rhys hit behind me, I’m very excited about it.”Harper took a mighty swing and missed on the first pitch he saw and fouled off the first pitch he faced in the third. He looked at eight balls outside the strike zone, including a few close ones. Though he is known for hitting home runs, Harper also is a patient hitter who knows how to work the count. He has a .388 career on-base percentage and had a career-best 130 walks last season.“It was fun to be out there, get some dirt on my cleats, get in the batter’s box and compete. That’s what I love to do,” Harper said. “I was able to see some pitches, take two swings early in the count, see some splits from a good pitcher, really happy where I was today.”Kapler was impressed.“That’s who Bryce Harper is,” the second-year manager said. “He took some strong cuts and the balls he was taking, he was comfortable taking them. It certainly didn’t look like his timing or rhythm was off. Looked like Bryce Harper as we saw him in a Nationals uniform last year and he looks much better in a Phillies uniform.”The six-time All-Star outfielder signed a $330 million, 13-year contract last week, surpassing the $325 million deal the Miami Marlins gave Giancarlo Stanton in 2014.Phillies fans have embraced the superstar since his arrival.Fanatics said Harper’s No. 3 Phillies jersey was the all-time best-seller for any athlete during the first 24 hours of launch. The team store quickly store ran out of letters and didn’t have any more R’s for adult jerseys in the first week. More than 340,000 tickets were sold within a week.The 26-year-old Harper played his first seven seasons in Washington. He joked about the red Phillies pinstripes making him look slimmer.Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper high-fives teammates after being taken out during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)“When you put Phillies across your chest, it means something to these people,” Harper said. “I’m excited about that. I’m very excited to be part of something bigger than myself.”NFL Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins, a Philadelphia Eagles legend, gave the Phillies an inspirational speech in the clubhouse before the game and got the fans even more fired up when he welcomed the team onto the field.Dawkins may be the most beloved athlete in Philly sports history. If Harper helps the Phillies win a few World Series championships, he could challenge for that title.“It’s been great being around the guys, being able to get into a clubhouse where everybody cares and really appreciates everything everybody does,” Harper said, perhaps taking a shot at the Nationals. “You can say that about the whole organization. People have been working here 20-25 years. It goes to show how much of a family it is here and how important people are to this organization.”By: Rob Maadi, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgNEW YORK — A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.64 million.Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday’s sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4,415,658.The auction was conducted at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees jersey was part of a collection of items that Ruth’s family put up for sale. His granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti, says in a statement that a portion of the proceeds will go to charity.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgDefending champion Roger Federer extended his unbeaten run on grass to 20 matches by defeating American qualifier Denis Kudla 7-6(1) 7-5 on Saturday, and set up a Halle Open final with young Croatian Borna Coric.The pair exchanged early breaks in overcast conditions before top-seeded Federer stamped his authority by winning the tiebreak 7-1, ending Kudla’s 10-set winning streak this week.Playing his eighth match in less than two weeks, the 36-year-old Federer seemed clearly fatigued but showed great mental strength to save five break points in the second set.A lapse of concentration from Kudla in the 11th game allowed Federer to grab the only break point on offer before the Swiss served out the match in just under an hour and a half.”Denis has played an excellent tournament and made it difficult for me,” Federer said. “So I am of course very glad to have made it.”Nine-time Halle champion Federer has reached his 12th final on German grass, and will next face 34th ranked Coric, who will make his first final appearance of the season.The 21-year-old Coric, who defeated second seed Alexander Zverev earlier this week, advanced after playing just five games of his semi-final against Robert Bautista Agut.The Spaniard was forced to retire after an unfortunate slip, with Coric serving at 2-3.Federer, who must win a record-extending 10th title in Halle to remain at the top of the world rankings, holds a 2-0 head-to-head advantage over Coric.last_img read more


first_imgBelgium failed to reach their first final of the FIFA World Cup after their dreams were shattered by France in the semi-final in St Petersburg.The current crop of players regarded by many as the “Golden Generation” will now concentrate on winning the third-place playoff on Saturday. They will wait the losers of the second semi-final between Croatia and England on Wednesday.Belgium’s best finish at a World Cup so far has been fourth when they lost the third-place playoff to France in the 1986 showpiece tournament.There were scenes of despair in Belgium after their one of the narrowest defeat to neighbours France, who reached the final for the third time in last six World Cups.World Cup 2018: Mick Jagger, King Philippe add glitz to high-octane semifinalFrance were the first time finalists when they won the World Cup in 1998 after beating Brazil in the summit clash. The second time they reached the final was in 2006 but lost to eventual champions Italy in a closely-fought contest.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEDREAMS SHATTEREDBelgians tasted bitterness in their beer.”I feel ill,” said Denis Backaert, 34, after watching France prevail 1-0 in the tightest of semi-final encounters between two sharp sides in St. Petersburg. “I’ve been dreaming for about a month,” Backaert, who works in logistics, said at an outdoor screening in Brussels. “And against France, too, that’s so frustrating … I can’t bear it.””It was close. Both sides played very well,” said economics student Alpha Omba. “It’s just a shame. There was nothing in it.”advertisementFrance reach 3rd World Cup final, Belgium’s unbeaten streak ends: Key statsLike most of the country of 11 million, he was still proud of the team’s performance at the World Cup, stunning Brazil in the quarter-final and putting recent disappointments behind it as Spanish coach Roberto Martinez galvanised a diverse group of millionaire club stars into a highly motivated unit.Prime Minister Charles Michel tweeted: “Bravo, Red Devils, for your performances and for having thrilled us all the way to the semi-finals.””We’d like to have got to the final,” said Omba, 18. “But we’ve done very well.”Samuel Umtiti proud of Les Bleus as France storm into finalMany fans and players pay little attention to the third-place playoff but for Belgium, to win it would go one better than an earlier “golden generation” who lost both the semi-final and playoff in 1986.We are so proud of our fans.We are proud of ourselves also.We love #Football.Our @FIFAWorldCup has been amazing so far.The journey continues. #REDTOGETHER we go for that third place !#WorldCup#FRABEL pic.twitter.com/Nm4EuhQ2NqBelgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) July 10, 2018Sophie Franssen, a 31-year-old banking assistant, confessed she was not a big soccer fan but felt the tournament had lifted the mood of the country and brought its often fractious French- and Dutch-speakers, as well as immigrant communities, together.”It’s very good for Belgium,” she said. “We’re all behind one flag, we’re all behind one team.”It’s a pity. Next time maybe.”As for who they will be backing come Sunday, when France will face either Croatia or ancient rivals England, some in Belgium admit that, for all their closeness to French culture, especially in the French-speaking south, it will be hard to cheer for Tuesday’s victors in the “Asterix vs Tintin” derby.World Cup 2018: After 20 summers, history awaits Didier Deschamps”I don’t mind,” said student Alpha Omba. “As long as the French don’t win.”FRENCH FANS ECSTATICFrance began dreaming of World Cup glory after a two-decade wait after Les Bleus reached the final, unleashing a wave of soccer euphoria across the country. French fans celebrate after their football team reached the World Cup 2018 final (Reuters Photo)Delirious supporters draped in the Tricolor flag spilled on to Parisian boulevards as the blare of car horns reverberated through the French capital. In a fan zone outside City Hall on the banks of the River Seine, jubilant supporters embraced and lit smoke flares.”I’m totally blown away, this is crazy,” said 41-year-old Gilles Rove in Paris’ Belleville neighbourhood. “Nobody believed this could happen at the beginning of the World Cup, but this team has really shown something in recent weeks.”This team gives me goosebumps, even more so than the team of 1998,” he added, in reference to the last time France won the World Cup, on home soil against Brazil 20 years ago.”We’re going to the final, we’re going to the final,” scores chanted in one central Paris bar before breaking out into an impromptu rendition of the La Marseillaise national anthem.advertisementFrench President Emmanuel Macron delivers on World Cup 2018 promiseThe partying was marred by clashes between riot police and mobs on the iconic Champs Elysees avenue. Live TV images showed bare-chested men hurling plastic crowd-control barriers and other missiles at the armed officers, who charged back.In the southern city of Nice, more than two dozen fans were hurt when the detonation of firecrackers triggered a brief stampede near the seafront.Hundreds of thousands of fans had poured on to the Champs Elysees and around the Arc de Triomphe as bars, cafes and restaurants enjoyed a bumper evening of revelry after the World Cup equivalent of a local derby between the neighbouring rivals.”SEE YOU WITH THE CUP”Some French fans were already looking forward to a possible final clash against long-time rivals England, who play Croatia in the second semi-final on Wednesday.”Our unfortunate Belgian cousins were just not quite good enough. But it was Europe which won, and it would be amusing if we were to beat the English,” said 45-year-old Francois Garnier who watched the game near the Eiffel Tower. President of France Emmanuel Macron (Reuters Photo)In St Petersburg, ecstatic French fans sang their way out of the stadium, relishing the prospect of a final against England or Croatia.Belgium fans filed quietly out of the arena, while back home they drowned their sorrows in beer after their dreams of a first World Cup final were shattered by their bigger French neighbours.”I feel ill,” said Denis Backaert, 34, after watching France prevail 1-0 in the tightest of semi-finals between two quality teams in St Petersburg.The Paris party is in full swing #FRABEL #worldcup pic.twitter.com/ibP8H70BeGWorld Cup 2018 (@WorldsCup2018) July 10, 2018France won in front of President Emmanuel Macron, whose popularity has dropped in opinion polls and will be hoping for a World Cup bounce. The French leader went down to the players’ dressing-room after the match.Asked what Macron told the players, Les Bleus young forward Kylian Mbappe told TF1: “He said he would come back for the final, to see us with the cup.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more


first_imgIndia added five medals on Wednesday to take its tally to 15 at the ongoing Asian Games 2018.Shooter Rahi Sarnobat clinched a historic gold medal in 25m air pistol finals, while four bronze medals came in wushu.With yellow metal in shooting, Rahi became the first Indian female shooter to do so at the Asian Games.The 27-year-old held her nerve to pip Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon in a heart-stopping contest after both were tied at 34 points following 10 series of five shots each, taking it to a shoot-off.Asian Games 2018, Day 4: HighlightsBoth found the target four times in the shoot-off, leading to another shoot-off where Rahi shot three and the Thai two, ensuring a historic gold for the Kohlapur-born shooter. The bronze went to South Korea’s Kim Minjung.It was a great for Manu Bhaker as she cracked under pressure to finish sixth in the finals. The 16-year-old had a remarkable morning as she had shot 593 to equal the Games qualification record. Rahi had sneaked into the finals in seventh place, shooting 580.In the women’s Rifle 3 Positions event, Anjum Moudgil and Gayathri Nithyanandam failed to qualify for the final.FOUR MEDALS IN WUSHUAll the four Indian wushu players lost their semi-final bouts to settle for bronze medals but ensured that the country produced its best-ever performance at the Games.Naorem Roshibini Devi, Santosh Kumar, Surya Bhanu Partap Singh and Narender Grewal lost their Sanda event semifinal bouts but in the process gave the Indian team an unprecedented four medals in the Asian Games.advertisementOur Wushu champions are doing wonderfully in Jakarta.Santosh Kumars skills have ensured he wins a Bronze in the 56 kg event. Proud of him. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/2ntdcAuhrTNarendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 22, 2018Before this edition, India had taken part in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Asian Games and this four medal haul has been the best so far. In 2014 Incheon, India had won two bronze, with Grewal clinching one in men’s Sanda 60kg.Thus for Grewal, today’s bronze is his second medal in the Asian Games.In the 2006 and 2010 Asian Games, India had won one (bronze) and two (one silver, one bronze) medals respectively.Roshibini Devi was the first to take the field in women’s Sanda 60kg semifinals and she lost to Cai Yingying of China 0-1.Next up was Santosh Kumar in men’s Sanda 56kg category but he was no match to Truong Giang Bui of Vietnam as he lost 0-2 in the semifinal bout.Any hopes of an Indian wushu player appearing in the finals tomorrow went up in smokes as Partap Singh (men’s Sanda 60kg) and Grewal (men’s Sanda 65kg) lost their semifinal bouts.Partap Singh lost to Erfan Ahangarian 0-2 while Grewal was beaten by Akmal Rakhimov of Uzbekistan by the same margin.BIG WIN IN HOCKEYIndian men’s hockey team recorded its biggest ever win in international hockey on Wednesday by annihilating Hong Kong China 26-0 in a Pool B match.FT| The Indian Men’s Hockey Team score 26 goals against Hong Kong China in their third game of the @asiangames2018 which saw 4 players claim hat-tricks and a sublime team effort to achieve the large score-line on 22nd August 2018.#IndiaKaGame #AsianGames2018 #INDvHKG pic.twitter.com/UiqYtgzbsqHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) August 22, 2018India bettered its 86-year-old record when it defeated USA with a 24-1 margin in Olympics.Rupinderpal Singh (3rd, 5th, 30th, 45th, 59th minutes), Harmanpreet Singh (29th, 52nd, 53rd, 54th) and Akashdeep Singh (2nd, 32nd, 35th) scored a hattrick each, while Manpreet Singh (3rd, 17th), Lalit Upadhayay (17th, 19th), Varun Kumar (23rd, 30th), SV Sunil (7th), Vivek Sagar Prasad (14th), Mandeep Sinhgh (21st), Amit Rohidas (27th), Dilpreet Singh (48th), Chinglensana Singh (51st), Simranjeet Singh (53rd) and Surender Kumar (55th) were the other goal getters for India.MEDALS ASSURED IN TENNISIn tennis, Ankita Raina and top seeds men’s doubles pair of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan assured India of at least a couple of bronze medals in the tennis competition by progressing to the semi-finals.World no. 189, Raina dispatched Hong Kong’s Eudice Chong 6-4, 6-1 to enter the last four of the women’s singles competition. In all the five events, both losing semi-finalists get a bronze.Bopanna and Sharan, who don’t have much experience of playing together, played a solid match against the seasoned pairing of Yang Hsieh and Yang Tsung-Hua of Chinese Taipei.Prajnesh Gunneswaran got one step closer to a medal after advancing to the quarterfinals. He beat Vietnam’s Ly Hoang Nam 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.The women’s doubles pairing of Raina and Prarthana Thombare exited the women’s doubles competition with a 1-6 3-6 loss against Kazakhstan’s Danilina and Ainitdinova Gozal.advertisementCongratulations to our #TOPSAthlete @ankita_champ for advancing to the semifinals of the womens #Tennis singles event following a comprehensive 6-4, 6-1 victory over Eudice Wong Chong. All the best!#IndiaAtAsianGames #AsianGames2018 #GoForGold @ITF_Tennis #SAI pic.twitter.com/Cl9hFKdhULSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 22, 2018The other men’s doubles pairing of Sumit Nagal and Ramanathan too crashed out of the competition.The only Indian pairing left in the mixed doubles draw is of Bopanna and Raina, who beat Wong Chun Hun and Eudice Chong of Hong Kong 6-4 6-4 to enter the quarter-finals.Ramkumar Ramathan, second seed in the men’s singles, disappointed in his round of 16 match against Jurabek Karimov of Uzbekistan.The world no. 134 played a serve and volley game for the majority of the match on the slow courts of Jakabaring Tennis Center and paid the price by losing 6-3 4-, 3-6 against the 428th ranked player.ROWERS REACH FINALIn rowing, Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh finished on top in men’s lightweight double sculls repechage round with a time of 7:14.23s to qualify for the final race to be held on August 24.In the women’s four repechage round, the Indian quartet of Sanjita Dung Dung, Annu, Navneet Kaur and Yamini Singh finished fourth with a time of 7:53.29s but still made it to the final to be held on August 24.The men’s lightweight eight team was the last to compete today and it also qualified for the final race by coming on top with a time of 6:15.62. The final will be held on August 24.Indian women’s teams, featuring Pranati Nayak, Pranati Das and Aruna Budda Reddy, finished 7th in the gymanstics final with a score of 138.050. They participated without Dipa Karmakar, who was forced to pull out due to an injury. China took the gold medal, while North Korea and Japan finished second and third respectively.India endured a disappointing end to their wrestling campaign at the Asian Games with Greco-Roman grappler Harpreet Singh losing his bronze medal bout on Wednesday.Harpreet, competing in a higher weight category (87kg), lost 3-6 to Kazakhstan’s Azamat Kustubayev.Harpreet was India’s lone medal hope after Gurpreet Singh (77kg), Naveen (130kg) and Hardeep (97) failed to reach the medal round.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more


first_imgThe Redmi Note 5 Pro successor is here. Xiaomi has finally launched the much-awaited and rumoured Redmi Note 6 Pro. The smartphone has been launched in Thailand and is expected to come to India very soon, possibly by the end of this year. In Thailand, the Redmi Note 6 Pro has been launched for 6,990 baht which roughly translates to Rs 15,600. Considering the global price of the phone, we expect the India price of the Redmi Note 6 Pro to be around Rs 16,000, which is roughly similar to the price of the Redmi Note 5 Pro.In India, the Redmi Note 5 Pro 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version is priced at Rs 14,999, while the top-end version with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage costs Rs 16,999. The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes only in one variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The smartphone comes in three colour variants — Black, Blue and Rose Gold. Compared to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Redmi Note 6 Pro isn’t a major upgrade. The only areas where the new Redmi phone gets improved are in the design, screen size and camera department.Let’s take a closer look at what the Redmi Note 6 Pro offers to the customers.Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro specifications:Screen: The smartphone sports a 6.26-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and screen-to-body-ratio of 86 per cent and covered with a 2.5D Gorilla Glass.Processor: Similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Note 6 Pro is also powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset.RAM: 4GBSoftware: No mention of the software yet.advertisementStorage: The smartphone comes with a 64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded via microSD card.Rear camera: The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a dual camera setup on the back. It packs a primary sensor of 12-megapixel with Dual Pixel autofocus and f/1.9 aperture, and a secondary sensor of 5-megapixel for depth sensing.Front camera: On the front too, the Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a dual camera setup. The phone comes with a primary sensor of 20-megapixel with Superpixel, f/2.0 aperture, and a secondary sensor of 2-megapixel for dynamic portrait shots.Battery: The smartphone comes with a massive 4000mAh battery similar to that of the Redmi Note 5 Pro.Colours: Black, Blue and Rose GoldXiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro key features:–One of the biggest highlights of the Redmi Note 6 Pro is the notched display. This is the first Note series phone from Xiaomi to come with a notch above the display. Compared to the Redmi 6 Pro – which is the first Redmi phone to come with notch display – the Redmi Note 6 Pro includes a wider notch to include two selfie cameras, sensors, notification light and earpiece. –Compared to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Note 6 Pro comes with a much bigger screen and thinner bezels for a better multimedia experience. The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a 5.99-inch display.–Another highlight of the Redmi Note 6 Pro is that the phone comes with four cameras in today. It includes two cameras on the back sides, and two on the front, unlike the Redmi Note 5 Pro which packs two cameras on the back and one on the front. The cameras of the Redmi Note 6 Pro are powered by artificial intelligence and come with smart features like AI scene recognition, AI beautify 4.0, AI portrait 2.0, among others.–Xiaomi claims that the Redmi Note 6 Pro is capable of delivering up to two days of battery life in single charge.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro with 4 cameras and 6.26-inch screen launched, may come to India at price around Rs 16,000Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro price:Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro for a price tag of 6,990 baht which roughly translates to Rs 15,600 when converted to INR. Xiaomi usually prices its Redmi phones quite aggressively in India and the same is expected for the Redmi Note 6 Pro too. Considering the global pricing of the Note 6 Pro, we expect that the phone to come to India with almost the same pricing. It could be priced around Rs 16,000 just as the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which currently sells for a starting price of Rs 14,999 in India. The 4GB RAM costs Rs 16,999. As for the India launch of the Redmi Note 6 Pro, we expect the phone to come to the country by the end of this year.last_img read more


first_imgBy Durga ChakravartyNew Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Talents coming from a non-Bollywood background and standing on two feet in the industry gain more respect from the audience, says actress Amyra Dastur. Daughter of a doctor and a businesswoman, Amyra belongs to a Parsi family. She made her acting debut in Bollywood with “Issaq” in 2013 and was later seen in Hindi films like “Mr. X”, “Kaalakaandi” and “Kung Fu Yoga”. She also featured in Tamil and Telugu movies like “Anegan”, “Manasuku Nachindi” and “Raja Gadu”. Asked if she feels the industry is tougher for an ‘outsider’, Amyra told IANS in an e-mail interview from Mumbai: “Getting that debut film is definitely harder than someone who has got a known last name. I mean some star kids don’t even audition… I think one gains more respect from the general public as well when you have no ties to the film background and manage to stand on your own two feet in this industry.”The 25-year-old actress said she went through over 30 film auditions and got rejected until she finally managed to bag her debut film “Issaq” in 2013. “Then there’s the survival aspect which again is definitely harder for someone who is not a part of the industry. If your first film does badly, there’s no guarantee of the second film. There’s no one to shield you from the dark side of the industry either. But I feel that’s why outsiders are stronger mentally as well.”You just have to be. Only you can take care of yourself and only you can push yourself to do better and work harder and make someone believe in your talent,” she said.Talking about the pressures of being an actress, Amyra said: “What aren’t the pressures of being an actress? Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. It has been my one and only dream but it’s scary. There’s a certain lifestyle and image one has to live up to or face the criticism which is quite harsh and cruel.”But times are changing, she said.”People are becoming more accepting. One doesn’t have to be a size zero any more or ridiculously fair or tall. Women in the industry are voicing their opinions more and change is definitely occurring,” she added. On the work front, Amyra has several films in her kitty, including “Mental Hai Kya”, “Made In China” and “Rajma Chawal”.For director Leena Yadav’s “Rajma Chawal”, which will release on Netflix, Amyra is sporting a side-shaved look. Was she apprehensive about partly shaving her head?”I was really excited about this look. We shaved it a month in advance to see how it would look and if any changes needed to be incorporated once it was done. I didn’t tell my parents about the look, I just showed up once it was done and they freaked out in the best way possible,” she said. The actress said her mother was a little apprehensive but her father cracked up in laughter. “I got used to it and forgot it was even there. So when people in Delhi would stare at me, I’d scream and be like — ‘Kya dekh rahe hain? (What are you seeing) and they’d say, ‘Madam nice hairstyle’ It would be quite entertaining for people around me,” she added.(Durga Chakravarty can be contacted at durga.c@ians.in)–IANSdc/rb/mradvertisementlast_img read more


first_imgArsenal striker Danny Welbeck was taken to hospital after suffering a “serious injury” in their Europa League draw against Sporting on Thursday, the club’s manager Unai Emery said.Welbeck, who was earlier named in the England squad, jumped for a header in front of goal at the Emirates Stadium and rolled over in pain after landing awkwardly on his ankle.He was given oxygen by medical staff before being taken off on a stretcher to a standing ovation from the home fans.Europa League: Chelsea and Arsenal enter knockout stage, Marseille out”It’s the worst news. We think it’s a serious injury,” Emery told reporters, adding that Welbeck, 27, had been taken to hospital with the club waiting to hear more on his condition.”His injury is very big for him, for us and for all,” Emery said, when asked about Welbeck’s prospects at the north London club in view of the fact that his contract ends this season.Arsenal qualified for the Europa League knockout stage after the match against Sporting ended in a 0-0 draw.England manager Gareth Southgate included Welbeck in his squad for next Thursday’s friendly with the United States and a Nations League tie against Croatia three days later at Wembley.Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil took to Twitter soon after the incident to wish his team mate well, saying: “Oh no … get well soon Danny”.last_img read more


first_imgKolkata, Nov 17 (PTI) Former India archers and coaches on Saturday hailed the formation of 22-member Archers Commission of India (ACI) that will give them a representation and voting rights in the national federation. Derecognised since 2012, the Archery Association of India (AAI) will have its elections at the Sports Authority of India national headquarters at the Jawaharlal Stadium on December 22. As per amended constitution made by court-appointed administrator-cum-returning officer, S Y Quraishi, the AAI office bearers will have three representations from ACI. One of them will be a woman archer for the post of vice-president, while there will one post for joint-secretary and the other in the executive committee. A newly-constituted body as per the recommendation of Quraishi, the ACI has 22 members, including former Olympians, Asian medalists, Commonwealth medalists, and national players. “ACI is a very good initiative and all the sportspersons should encourage this. This will go a long way in bringing sportpersons to the fore. Finally we will have a say in the national federation,” national observers Sanjeeva Singh, who is also an ACI member, told PTI. Dronacharya award winner Purnima Mahato, former coach of the Indian women’s team, also welcomed the new provision. “The ex-athletes should get voting rights to help promote sports,” Mahato said. C Lalremsanga, a two-time Olympian in the 1990s, also hailed the move. “It’s wrong to think that IAS and political leaders can only bring money to sports. “Every discipline cannot be like cricket, but it can be like kabaddi. A code of conduct and voting rights to ex-archers are moves which will help archery,” he said.advertisement Dhyan Chand awardee and former Olympian Satyadev Prasad said this would curb corruption and injustice. “This is an excellent step and should be implemented in all sports,” he added. ACI members: Limba Ram, Sanjeeva Singh, Dhulchand, Shyamlal, Skalzang Dorgi, C Lalremsanga, Dola Banerjee, Tira Samanta, Ruma Rot, Rajat Halder, Chekrovolu Swuro, Rajendra Guiya, Krishna Ghatakdas, Rajesh Hasdak, Reena Kumari, Gautam Singh, Majhi Sawaiyan, Robin Hasdah, Sumangala Sharma, Somai Murmu, Chungda Sherpa, Purnima Mahato. PTI TAP SSC SSCSSClast_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 7 (PTI) The Supreme Court Friday issued notices to the Centre and Karnataka government seeking their responses on a plea challenging the validity of a new state law allowing buffalo race, Kambala, in the state.The Kambala race, held between November and March, involves a pair of buffaloes tied to a plough and anchored by one person. They are made to run in parallel muddy tracks in a competition in which the fastest team wins.It is believed to be held to propitiate the gods for a good harvest, besides being a recreational sport for farmers.Bullock cart races are held in parts of north Karnataka and in the coastal districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada.People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has filed a petition in the apex court challenging the validity of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Second Amendment) Act 2017, which allowed Kambala and other races in the state.The matter came up for hearing on Friday before a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta.The court, which issued notice on PETA’s petition, tagged it with pending petition which has challenged similar state laws allowing use of bulls for ‘Jallikattu’ in Tamil Nadu and bullock cart races in Maharashtra.In its petition in Kambala matter, PETA has said the new amended law was contrary to the object and purpose of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 which mandates that animals must be protected from unnecessary suffering.On February 2 this year, the apex court had referred the pleas related to ‘Jallikattu’ to a five-judge constitution bench which would decide if the bull-taming sport fell under cultural rights or perpetuated cruelty to animals.advertisementJallikattu, also known ‘eruthazhuvuthal’, is a bull- taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as part of the Pongal harvest festival.PETA is one of the petitioners who have challenged the state law that allowed the bull-taming sport in Tamil Nadu. PTI ABA RCJlast_img read more


first_imgThe wellness industry is currently booming. One of the major reasons for this is that we have gone back about 50 years in many aspects of nutrition and lifestyle. We are now suffering the consequences of our excesses and are searching for answers for optimal health. Here are some of,The wellness industry is currently booming. One of the major reasons for this is that we have gone back about 50 years in many aspects of nutrition and lifestyle. We are now suffering the consequences of our excesses and are searching for answers for optimal health. Here are some of the major wellness trends that I have seen emerging in the last few years.Holistic nutrition is bigWhile there is a huge interest in the food and pharmaceutical industry, very few take interest in finding out which is the best path to wellness. There are too many mixed messages about what is healthy and what isn’t. We have a huge number of people who think they are suffering from a genetic or chronic illness but they don’t relate it with a lifestyle problem. They think they take care of themselves. “I eat healthy. I go to the gym,” they say. But upon investigation it’s often found that they are not living an optimal life. There is research in the nutritional habits of people in countries where a significant number of people live for more than 100 years and it has been found that 90 per cent of their diet is fat-based with fish being eaten less than three times a week, meat less than five times a month, no dairy, lots of cereals, vegetables, grains and nuts with tea and water being the beverage of choice. This also aligns with what the Harvard Medical School has described as the ideal food pyramid and the Mediterranean and Japanese diets which are followed in countries with the highest life expectancy.advertisementStarving is not sustainableCreating a diet that is attractive but effective is important. Starving and suffering never work in the long run. We believe that for someone to make a change in their life, whether it be diet or exercise, it should be tempting and sustainable enough for the person to want to incorporate it in their life. People will only make a couple of changes and they start to experience the benefit of these changes which leads them to make healthier changes. It is important to listen to your body, as it will give off warning alarms to signal when something is amiss.Technology boosts wellnessNew research and tech allows us to make significant improvements in health recommendations. Bio-energetic medicine allows us to test energy, look for energy blockages and imbalances and give very precise results. It’s helpful in designing lifestyle recommendations. We also have advances in genetic testing which allow us to determine and examine premature ageing, which organs are ageing faster than others and why. The latest non-invasive aesthetic medicine like infiltrations are also giving excellent results. There are tests to determine your level of concentration, relaxation and mindfulness which help personalise wellness techniques. A ground breaking technique developed by NASA and Harvard also allow us to increase brain activity through a neuro-feedback helmet that has been giving remarkable results. The LED light pulses in the helmet help lower depression, anxiety and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.Shifting perceptionsThere is also a change in the way people view wellness. Earlier, a wellness getaway was considered the bastion of people with some free time to kill. The majority of people who seek wellness now are decision makers, CEOs, heads of government, members of royal families, elite sports people and top models among others. Essentially these are people who, when they have free time, would like to make it count by improving their vitality, resetting and becoming a better version of themselves. As people care more about being healthy, the wellness industry will undergo a paradigm shift.By Alejandro Bataller The author is the Vice-President of the award winning SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain.last_img read more