India Set To Get World’s Tallest Railway Bridge, Twice The Height Of Qutub Minar

first_imgAfter the world’s tallest statue ‘Statue of Unity’, India is all set to get World’s tallest railway bridge as well. Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has managed to construct 100 metres tall pier in the world’s tallest railway bridge being built in Manipur. On completion, the bridge is expected to be over 142 meters tall.Read it at Times Now Related Itemslast_img

Failed Before I’ve Succeeded: Aishwarya Pissay Breaks Down Her Motorsports Journey After FIM World Cup Win

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. “Once the helmet goes on, there is a sense of freedom,” says Indian motorcyclist Aishwarya Pissay after she scripted history by becoming the first-ever Indian woman to claim a world title in motorsports. The 24-year-old Bengaluru rider lifted the FIM World Cup in the women’s category after the final round of the championship in Hungary. Pissay won the first round in Dubai and was placed third in Portugal, fifth in Spain and fourth in Hungary; finishing with maximum points amongst the women riders.But even after her historic feat, many questioned her triumph by calling it a “technical victory”. When asked about these comments, she said, “If people follow motorsports properly, they understand that a world championship is not won by being first in every race. You’re racing against the best. These races were up on the FIM website, open to everybody who wanted to participate, and I think everybody chose what they wanted. Our goal was to participate in all these races and finish. The byproduct was that we won the race. We did not portray anything in the wrong way by saying that we won the World Championship because we were the fastest. But I think even in F1, there are some races where the winner loses and there are some races that he wins but you don’t question that. So, that’s how this world championship works as well and that’s pretty much how we won it.” The world of motorsports might be filled with glitz and glamour but Pissay didn’t have it easy. The young motorcyclist had to support her racing career all by herself while also providing for her younger brother. “I’m a self-made person. I don’t have a father or a family that is associated with racing. So, I am who I am because of what I’ve achieved and that’s probably why I am where I am. That’s pretty much the support that I get from my family. With respect to my sponsors, the international races that I have participated in recent times have been purely with my own sponsors. In India, I’m backed by a factory racing team called TVS. They passionately support my international feats but it’s definitely not been easy.” said Pissay while addressing the lack of support from her family.Photo Credit: Aishwarya Pissay /Instagram”I’ve failed before I’ve succeeded every single time,” expressed the 24-year-old while talking about her journey and the fact that she failed her class 12 exams. Pissay added, “I didn’t do so well in class 12, which gave me the opportunity to explore other options, like motorcycling. I started traveling, it started as a passion but over the course, I developed a bug for speed. That’s how I got into the Apex Racing Academy for training, after which I started racing and then TVS racing came along and changed my career.”In fact, this was Pissay’s first full season since returning from a crash in Spain last year, which ruptured her pancreas. While looking back at her injury, she said, “I think I’m a normal person like anyone else and the injury is something that has tested me mentally, especially with my patience. As an athlete, to not be able to do what you like and not know when you’re going to be back on your feet is really scary. My first collarbone injury was quite small compared to my pancreas because the collarbone injury got operated within a week and we were back to racing and we won the race. But with the pancreas, they said a month, which became two months and then the doctor said six months. So for me, the idea was every time I’ve had an accident, I’ve only looked at how I’m going to come back, how I’m going to get through that race and achieve what I want. So that’s exactly how we work, which is why this entire feat of the World Championship was also possible.”With the World Championship in the bag and sponsors such as TVS, Sidvin and Mountain Dew supporting her, Aishwarya Pissay has her sights set of Dakar 2020. “This win brings me one step closer to a larger dream, which is to participate at Dakar.” 2019 Dakar RallyAishwarya PissayFIM World Cupmotorcycle First Published: August 21, 2019, 3:02 PM ISTlast_img read more

The business of sports

first_imgArvind SreenivasSports MBA Student, Deakin University, Australia A degree in sports management can be seen as a pathway to enter the industry. But why would anyone risk pursuing a relatively new course? My decision to study sports management was rooted in the realisation that the industry is growing at a,Arvind SreenivasSports MBA Student, Deakin University, AustraliaA degree in sports management can be seen as a pathway to enter the industry. But why would anyone risk pursuing a relatively new course? My decision to study sports management was rooted in the realisation that the industry is growing at a rapid rate. We explore why a career in sports management is in great demand.1) Increase in number of sports leagues: The number of sports leagues that have come up since 2012 is an indication of the growing demand for sports in India. With each league comes its set of revenue streams and employment opportunities.2) Increased market size and fan engagement: Today, the business of sports is not limited to athletes, it has expanded to include the fans, who consume sports on a daily basis. “Fan engagement” is the new buzzword and there is a need to come up with innovative ways to attract and retain fans.3) Analytics and sports consulting are gaining popularity: Analytics is an important field in the sports industry. With increase in competition, teams are employing data analysts to help coaches with performance strategy and sports bodies are outsourcing business intelligence operations to sports analytics firms.4) Thriving active recreation business: There is a huge market for active recreation with people becoming increasingly health conscious. Gym membership sales are soaring; marathons, triathlons and decathlons are being organised everywhere around us; and sports apparel brands are constantly coming up with new products.5) Need for more facilities and events: There is a rising need for sports facilities in the country. Infrastructure is a key challenge. Sustainable structures with state-of-the art facilities are being built and the onus of managing these facilities will be on future sports managers.advertisement6) Increase in knowledge about different sports: Studying sports management primarily expands your knowledge about organisation and governance of various sports. It is key to understand systems and structures in place to monitor promotion and progress of different sports.7) Growth of the Indian market: People have started to embrace sports and active recreation as a lifestyle. Establishing and managing a strong sports ecosystem is the way forward and a degree in sports management will help achieve that.8) Global opportunities: The demand for sports managers is growing globally. For example, Qatar is set to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and it’s successful implementation will not be possible without the expertise of qualified managers.9) More universities are offering this course: There are a number of universities that offer a globally reputed sports management programme, like Deakin University, Australia, AISTS, Switzerland, Loughborough University, UK, and Ohio University, US.10) Career options: As a sports manager, you have multiple options; you can work in sales and marketing, sponsorships, analytics, management, business development, consulting, social media, and PR.last_img read more

Australian Open: After playing back-to-back matches, Parupalli Kashyap asks for a change in schedule

first_imgParupalli Kashyap began his began his Australian Open SuperSeries with victories over of China’s Zhao Junpeng and Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai.What makes the victories even more impressive is the fact the time between the marches was only two hours.Kashyap defeated Zhao Junpeng 21-15 21-18 in 34 minutes as the match had started at 9 am local time, and had to return within little two hours for this match against Sakai which started 12.20 pm, which he also won 21-5 21-16 in 29 minutes.His reward was a first round place against top seed Son Wan Ho of Korea.Kashyap requested the BWF to change the scheduling of Super series qualifying rounds in future in a tweet, as it may be difficult for someone recovering from an injury like him.(1/2)A good start to #AustraliaOpenSS2017 . Request @bwfmedia to change the scheduling of Super series qualifying rounds in future .contd.. Parupalli Kashyap (@parupallik) June 20, 2017(2/2) #zhaojunpeng and #KazumasaSakai with 2hrs in between?????? Parupalli Kashyap (@parupallik) June 20, 2017He also posted a similar message on his Instagram account.A sentiment which was mirrored also by Olympic gold medallist, Carolina Marin, before the start of the India Open in New Delhi on April.  “I had the hardest draw in qualifying, but I got two good wins,” said Parupalli in an interview to the BWF.advertisementKashyap had been out of action for most the season so far and is making a return to action of sorts since injuring his shoulder during the Premier Badminton League at the beginning of this year.”I didn’t play almost for a year. The shoulder injury happened during the PBL (Premier Badminton League) final in January. It took three months for it to heal,” he said.”It’s going to take time. The breaks have been long. I feel I’ve lost my base fitness. I had knee surgery earlier, now it’s the shoulder. To recover fitness you need for work for a long period.”There is a strong Indian presence in the  main draw of the Australian Open SuperSeries, with winners of the last two Superseries Indonesia Open and Singapore Open, Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth won them respectively, as well as HS Prannoy, Ajay Jayaram and fellow qualifier of Kashyap, Siril Verma.last_img read more

Shikhar Dhawan celebrates 5th wedding anniversary after India’s series victory vs New Zealand

first_imgIndia opener Shikhar Dhawan posted a photo on facebook, where he shared a wedding picture of him and his wife Aesha Dhawan from their wedding ceremony.The couple completed five years together on Monday and he is a happy man. He went onto add another photo of him kissing his wife’s forehead and captioned it ‘Loved it @aesha.dhawan5’. Dhawan and Aesha tied the knot on October 30, 2012 and have three children. They were blessed with a son on December 26, 2013 and the couple has two step daughters, Aliyah and Rhea, from Aesha Mukherjee’s first wedding.Saath rahe humara janmo janmo tak karta hoon yeh dua,tere dar pe jhuke sir mera hai meri yeh raza.luv u.Wish you a very 5th aniversary.??????????? Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 30, 2017Dhawan, who is generally an active person on social media, shared a video of his son Zoravar on facebook few days back, where Dhawan Jr. was seen looking for his father during India’s national anthem in Pune.  The southpaw has been in great form after returning to the Indian team in Sri Lanka earlier in the year. He hit a 190 in the first Test and continued his rich vein of form hitting a 119 in the third Test at Pallekele. Dhawan kicked on from there and smashed a 132* in the first ODI at Dambulla and followed it up with a score of 49 at Pallekele. In the next two matches, he was out cheaply for 4 and 5 before flying off home to be by his wife’s side, who underwent a surgery.advertisementDhawan missed the ODI series against Australia and returned for the T20 series but couldn’t replicate his form that he showed against the Lankans. But, he hit 68 against New Zealand in Pune to get some runs before falling cheaply again in the final ODI at Kanpur.However, he will look to kick-on and get some runs again when India take on the Black Caps in the three-match T20 series starting on November 1 at Delhi.last_img read more

Nets To Sign Former #5 Pick Robinson

first_imgNEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets plan to sign forward Thomas Robinson once he clears waivers, a person with knowledge of the situation said.Robinson was waived Feb. 22 by the Denver Nuggets, who had acquired him from Portland on Thursday at the trade deadline.The former No. 5 overall pick would likely sign Feb. 25 if no team claims him, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no moves can become official until after the waiver process is completed.Robinson wrote on Twitter on Feb. 23: “All thanks to GOD ! Thank you Brooklyn.”The 6-foot-9 Robinson was sent to Denver in the deal that brought Arron Afflalo to Portland. Taken by Sacramento with the No. 5 pick in the 2012 draft, he has also played for Houston, averaging 4.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in 172 games.The Nets’ plans were first reported by Yahoo Sports.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Lindelof’s Man Utd absence ‘frustrating’ coach

first_imgManchester United Lindelof’s absence at Man Utd continues to frustrate Sweden coach Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 18:01 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Victor Lindelof Man Utd 2017 Getty Images Manchester United Premier League The Swede is yet to make his Premier League debut for the Red Devils, with a lack of game time concerning those within his national team set-up Victor Lindelof’s lack of game time at Manchester United is proving as “frustrating” to the Swedish national team as it is the player himself, admits coach Janne Andersson.The 23-year-old defender secured a €35 million move to Old Trafford in June, with Jose Mourinho moving early to snap him up from Benfica before the summer transfer window had officially opened.Utd 11/1 to win CL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Lindelof arrived in England with a blossoming reputation and as a player being tipped to take his game to even greater heights on Premier League and Champions League stages with the Red Devils.He was, however, to endure a difficult pre-season and has been forced to fill back-up duties behind Eric Bailly and Phil Jones at the start of the 2017-18 campaign.Lindelof has conceded that he faces “tough competition” and that he “always wants to play”, but his situation is proving tricky for club and country.Sweden coach Andersson told P5 Sthlm radio: “It’s a frustrating thing in this job, I cannot influence anything.”It is clear that over time, I want all our players to play as much as possible, at as high a level as possible.”So over time it’s a little unfortunate. But we’ll see, he has played some matches. We hope that he will be even closer to the team.”Lindelof is yet to make his Premier League debut for United, with Mourinho including him in just one matchday squad.His only appearances to date have come away from the English top-flight, in the UEFA Super Cup, Champions League and Carabao Cup.He is expected to return to the fold for a European clash with CSKA Moscow on Wednesday, having been left out completely against Southampton on Saturday, but Chris Smalling is also in contention for a starting berth in Russia.last_img read more

Drewry: Will Ocean Three Become Ocean Four?

first_imgzoom The growing service cooperation between Hamburg Süd and the Ocean Three carriers CMA CGM, CSCL and UASC could mean that it is only a matter of time before these carriers make the formal announcement that Hamburg Süd is to become a fully-fledged member of Ocean Three, or Ocean Four as it will presumably have to be re-named, according to the UK-based shipping consultants Drewry. Indeed, utterances to the press by the chiefs of the two European companies have pretty much said there is nothing to stop it from happening, says Drewry.If and when it happens, while the Ocean Four would remain much smaller in total capacity terms than the 2M, it would have a distinct competitive edge thanks to its unique mix of East-West and North-South services, which could force the other mega-alliances to follow suit, according to Drewry.Opening the door to another company into your trade via slot charter deals is risky in that new entrants often have to build a presence through low rates – buying their way in so to speak, but in the case of Hamburg Süd and its Ocean Three ‘friends,’ Drewry says the risk/rewards are pretty equally split.Were they to escalate their relationship they would be even less likely to undermine each other. Drewry sees the Ocean Four as a logical fit that would provide its members with a valuable USP to global customers.last_img read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Starts Digital Vessel Ops

first_imgzoom Port developer and operator Abu Dhabi Ports has launched its digital Vessel Management System which enables automation of all vessel management processes and services through the Port Community System, Maqta Gateway. Through the new system, all vessel arriving at any of Abu Dhabi’s commercial ports will be able to process the needed formalities and exchange unified digital information with the Port Community.Services covered by the system include vessel registration, voyage declaration, vessel call requests, as well as requesting port clearance, marine services and berth shifting.According to Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, the Vessel Management System will play an integral role in streamlining and facilitating the import and export activities at Abu Dhabi’s ports.“Maqta Gateway’s Port Community System is transforming the logistics supply chain and is enhancing the competitiveness of Abu Dhabi’s maritime and trade industry,” Noura Al Dhaheri, General Manager of Maqta Gateway, said.Shipping agents representing vessels operating in Khalifa Port, Musaffah Port, Zayed Port and the Free Ports have concluded the vessel management training module conducted by the Maqta Gateway team in September, ahead of its full implementation this month.,Shipping agents representing vessels operating in Khalifa Port, Musaffah Port, Zayed Port and the Free Ports have concluded the vessel management training module conducted by the Maqta Gateway team in September, ahead of its full implementation this month.last_img read more

Province Celebrates Duke Awareness Week

first_imgThe 44th Duke Awareness Week begins today, Oct. 17, celebrating students across the province who are making a difference in their community. The awareness week has young people, program participants, leaders, board members, parents and volunteers taking part in events that highlight the great work youth are doing in their communities. “Participants in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program push themselves to achieve personal goals in fitness, skill development and community service,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey. “This is an opportunity to recognize Nova Scotian students for the great work they are able to accomplish outside the classroom.” The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program promotes community and national development, while participants learn the life skills that lead to personal growth and achievement. More than 4,000 young Nova Scotians, age 14 to 25, participate in the program each year. For more information, visit read more

Angola UN independent expert voices concerns over religious freedom

Asma Jahangir, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, wrapped up a week-long visit with a statement in which she noted that the country only emerged from 27 years of armed conflict in 2002, and that many people can practise their religion freely due to “a measure of tolerance within Angolan society.”But she pointed out that a law on “freedom of religion, consciousness and worship discriminates against religious minorities… It contains stringent requirements for registration including membership of 100,000 persons who are domiciled in Angola.”Ms. Jahangir said several Christian groups and the Muslim community have yet to be recognized, even though they have submitted registration applications. “Other religious minorities have no chance of recognition,” she noted.She urged the Government to reform the law, and said she had been encouraged by its openness to review the code’s provisions. The Rapporteur, who serves in a personal and unpaid capacity, acknowledged that the “Government’s invitation to me represents a commitment to transparency in the area I cover, and also allows outside scrutiny of its human rights record.”In the north-western province of Cabinda, security forces continue to violate human rights, she observed. “These violations and the intra-religious conflict within the Catholic Church are inter-related and represent challenges to the full enjoyment by all of the right to freedom of religion or belief.”Four men were arrested on 12 July for peacefully protesting against the newly-appointed bishop at a mass, and three of them were sentenced to suspended sentences “under a draconian Colonial Decree dating from 1911.”In the course of her visit, Ms. Jahangir received several reports of violence, intimidation, harassment and arrests by State agents of those seen to be associated with the crisis in the Catholic Church, she said.Angola is also affected by a “dominant global trend” linking Muslims to international terrorism, the Rapporteur said, with high-ranking Government officials reported to have stigmatized Islam’s followers in the media.In addition, she expressed concern about the negative impact of witchcraft, which is widespread and has a long history in Angola, with reports that children are sometimes accused by their families of being witches.Ms. Jahangir’s final report will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next March. 28 November 2007Although the freedom of religion is enshrined in the Angolan constitution, an independent United Nations human rights expert today voiced concern that the right to practise religion or belief is infringed in the Southern African nation. read more

Wisconsin tribe sues Enbridge to force pipeline removal

MADISON, Wis. — A Native American tribe in Wisconsin is suing Enbridge Inc. in hopes of forcing the Canadian company to remove a key pipeline that runs through their reservation.The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in Madison.The Line 5 pipeline carries oil and natural gas liquids from Canada to eastern Michigan. Twelve miles of it runs through the Bad River’s reservation along the shores of Lake Superior in far northern Wisconsin.The tribe argues in the lawsuit that the 66-year-old pipeline could rupture on the reservation and easements for the line expired in 2013. The lawsuit seeks an injunction forcing Enbridge to stop using the line and remove it from the reservation.An Enbridge spokesman hasn’t responded to a phone message.The Associated Press read more

NewsAlert HBC signs deal to sell Lord and Taylor banner to Le

More coming. Companies in this story: (TSX:HBC) TORONTO — Hudson’s Bay Co. has signed a deal to sell its Lord and Taylor banner to Le Tote, a clothing subscription and rental business.Under the deal, HBC will receive $99.5 million in cash when the deal closes and a secured promissory note for $33.2 million payable in cash after two years.HBC will also receive an equity stake in Le Tote, two seats on the company’s board of directors and certain rights as a minority shareholder.Le Tote will acquire the Lord and Taylor brand and related intellectual property and assume operations of 38 stores, its digital channels and the associated inventory. The Canadian Press

SMMT statement on Nissan Sunderland announcement

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, saidToday’s announcement is good news for UK Automotive and jobs, confirming Britain as a leader in automotive production. To secure this position, however, we need government to provide public assurance to investors that our advantages will be maintained – namely, a competitive business environment, the ability to recruit talent from abroad and the continuation of all the benefits of the single market as we leave the EU.

Wilmingtons Considine Kennedy To Perform In Willy Wonka The Musical

Wilmingtons Considine Kennedy To Perform In Willy Wonka The Musical

first_imgLAWRENCE, MA – Come with us and you’ll be in a world of Pure Imagination! Join us for the beloved family musical adventure Willy Wonka at the Performing Arts Center at North Andover High School. 10 years ago Willy Wonka was Acting Out!’s very first full scale production. Close to 100 people joined us on the Andover Town Hall stage and performed for 4 full houses! In March 2019 we’ll celebrate this anniversary by bringing the magic back to even a larger venue (including some of the original cast!)The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by ‪Leslie Bricusse‬ and ‪Anthony Newley‬, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.Cast and crew hail from all over the Merrimack Valley, including Cael Considine and Maeve Kennedy of Wilmington.“I can’t say enough about our amazing cast of newcomers, Acting Out! alumni, parents performing with their children, and siblings that have joined our cast to make Willy Wonka a fantasmagorical treat!,” said Linda Schoonmaker, Director and President of Acting Out!.“It’s the wonderful actors, along with the sets, music and songs that make this show such an amazing experience for all ages!,” added Producer Dave Cook, Acting Out!’s Vice-President.This is the organization’s 17th year producing full-scale, royalty productions. Don’t miss this truly special event. Willy Wonka: The Musical runs for one weekend only at The Performing Arts Center in North Andover High School: ‪March 22nd‬ at ‪7:00pm, March 23rd‬ at 1:00 and ‪7pm‬, and ‪March 24th at 1pm‬.Advanced reserved seating $21/$18 for adults and $18/$15 for seniors/children. Prices higher at the door. Tickets available at or call ‪(866) 811-4111‬ for more information. Group rates available.About The Acting Out! Theatre Company, Inc.The Acting Out! Theater Company, Inc., led by president Linda Schoonmaker, has been bringing theater to the Merrimack Valley for the past 17 years. As a non-profit organization, our mission is to provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to become involved in theatrical stage productions (as performer, crew, publicity, administrative assistance, or as a member of the audience) in a fun and supportive environment.(NOTE: The above press release is from The Acting Out! Theatre Company.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Nora Orpin Performs In ‘James and the Giant Peach’ ProductionIn “Community”Cast For Wilmington Middle School’s Spring Musical AnnouncedIn “Education”OBITUARY: Lawrence “Mike” Considine, 63In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Bill to evict MPs living illegally in govt houses passed

Bill to evict MPs living illegally in govt houses passed

first_imgNew Delhi: Seeking to swiftly evict illegal occupants from government accommodation, the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019. The bill which amends the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971, was moved by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us It has already been passed by the Lok Sabha. The existing law has lengthy eviction process involving a show-cause notice and appeal provisions. As a result, it takes years at times to evict the unauthorised occupant. Parliament also passed the Consumer Protection Bill 2019 that seeks to establish authorities for timely and effective administration and settlment of consumer disputes. Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us The Bill, already passed by the Lok Sabha, was approved in the Upper House by voice vote. It seeks to strengthen rights of consumers and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defects in goods and deficiency in services. Replying to a debate on the Bill, Consumers Affairs Minister Ramvilas Paswan said that the suggestions given by the members would be included in the rules framed by the Ministry under this legislation.last_img read more

Louisville Football Announces 2019 Football Schedule

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – The University of Louisville Athletics Department, in conjunction with the Atlantic Coast Conference, announced the Cardinals’ 2019 football schedule on Wednesday afternoon.The first meeting in Louisville between the Cardinals and Notre Dame to open the season and a clash with Clemson, the defending national champions, on Oct. 19 highlight Louisville’s six-game home slate.The Cardinals open the first season under head coach Scott Satterfield with two games in five days, beginning with the Labor Day clash against the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame went 12-1 last season, with the only loss coming to Clemson in the College Football Playoff Semifinals.The Monday night prime-time game will be only the second meeting between Louisville and Notre Dame — the first since Louisville defeated Notre Dame 31-28 in 2014 at Notre Dame Stadium.The Cardinals will face a short week when they remain home to face FCS-foe Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 7. It’s the first encounter since the Cardinals defeated the Colonels 44-7 in 2013.The Cardinals will hit the road for the next two weeks, playing a neutral-site game in Nashville, Tenn., against Western Kentucky on Sept. 14 before opening up ACC play on Sept. 21 at Florida State. The Seminoles own a 15-4 series advantage over the Cardinals.After the first of two bye weeks, the Cardinals return to action with seven-straight conference games, beginning with a visit by Boston College to Cardinal Stadium on Oct. 5. The Eagles have won two-straight games against the Cardinals after a 45-42 win in Louisville in 2017 and a 38-20 victory in Chestnut Hill, Mass., last season.The Cardinals travel to Wake Forest on Oct. 12 before returning home for two consecutive games at Cardinal Stadium, beginning with a visit from Clemson, the 2018 national champions on Oct. 19. The Tigers were 15-0 last season and are 5-0 against the Cardinals since joining the league.Louisville remains home to face Virginia on Oct. 26. The Cavaliers defeated the Cardinals 27-3 last season, but trail the overall series 4-3.After their second week off, the Cardinals usher in the month of November with the first of three road games to close the season. The Cardinals make their first trip to Miami since a 41-38 loss to the third-ranked Hurricanes during the 2004 season. It’s the first meeting between the two schools since the Cardinals played their first-ever ACC game in 2014 — defeating the Hurricanes 31-13 at Cardinal Stadium.The Cardinals continue on the road the following week with a trip to Raleigh, N.C., to square off against the Wolfpack of NC State on Nov. 16. Louisville closes out the home schedule on Nov. 23 when Syracuse visits Cardinal Stadium.Satterfield’s Cardinals conclude the regular season with a short trip up I-64 to face Kentucky at Kroger Field where the Cardinals have won the last four contests.Season tickets can be purchased through My Cardinals Account Fans who purchase season tickets in January can take advantage of an eight-month interest free payment plan to extend payments through the July 15th deadline.  Payments will be automatically deducted monthly from your preferred method of payment.The Cardinals, who return 19 starters from last season’s squad, open spring practice on Feb. 11. 2019 Schedule 10/19 CLEMSON* CARDINAL STADIUM Clemson leads 5-0 9/2 NOTRE DAME CARDINAL STADIUM UofL leads 1-0 9/7 EASTERN KENTUCKY CARDINAL STADIUM UofL leads 18-8-1 Story Links DATE OPPONENT LOCATION SERIES 11/23 SYRACUSE* CARDINAL STADIUM UofL leads 10-7 Print Friendly Version 10/12 at Wake Forest* Winston Salem, N.C.  UofL leads 4-2 11/9 at Miami* Miami, Fla. Miami leads 9-3-1 10/26 VIRGINIA* CARDINAL STADIUM UofL leads 4-3 9/21 at Florida State* Tallahassee, Fla. FSU leads 15-4 2019 LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 11/16 at NC State* Raleigh, N.C.  UofL leads 6-3 9/14 vs. Western Kentucky Nashville, Tenn. UofL leads 20-12 10/5 BOSTON COLLEGE* CARDINAL STADIUM UofL leads 6-5 11/30 at Kentucky Lexington, Ky.  UK leads 16-15 Buy Season Tickets last_img read more

Police private security vehicles crash in Playa del Carmen

Police private security vehicles crash in Playa del Carmen

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — Failure to stop at a marked sign left a public and private security vehicle entangled in an intersection of Playa del Carmen.The accident involved a municipal police car and a private security car after preliminary reports say the police vehicle failed to respect a stop sign, which led to the crash.The accident occurred at the intersection of Avenida 11 Sur between Avenida 100. The collision left the private security service vehicle in the central avenue while the municipal police car was mounted on the ridge facing the opposite avenue. Their collision effected two lanes of traffic.The accident reportedly left three injured, including one police officer.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liu Zhi the general manager and founder of Chines

Liu Zhi the general manager and founder of Chines

first_img Liu Zhi, the general manager and founder of Chinese importer and logistics company, Dalian Yidu, has won the Cherry Visionary Award at an international event in the cherry industry taking place today in Chile.The award was presented to Zhi at the second annual edition of the Global Cherry Summit by Gustavo Yenzten, general manager of Yentzen Group, one of the event organizers; Cristian Tagle, president of the Chilean Cherry Committee; and Alejandro García-Huidobro of Exportadora Prize.Yentzen said the award “recognizes cherry industry leaders who stand out for their innovation, initiative, because they dared to take risks, and who, thanks to their work, effort and example, helped to advance the whole industry”.(L-R) Gustavo Yenzten, general manager of Yentzen Group; Cristian Tagle, president of the Chilean Cherry Committee; Liu Zhi, general manager of Dalian Yidu; and Alejandro García-Huidobro of Exportadora Prize.Zhi has been involved in the Chinese fruit and vegetable import industry for more than 25 years, over which time he has worked to improve the agricultural supply chain through a logistics network in numerous cities that has allowed for better integration of imported fruit from farm to fork.In comments made to, Zhi said: “I am very happy to receive this award. For us, it’s always been about working on trying to find the solution, how to improve the industry and how to get better returns for the growers.” April 25 , 2019 Experts analyze biggest challenges facing Chile at … Another round of heat coming to western U.S. … Washington cherries from Rainier Fruit – The taste … center_img You might also be interested in He added that cherries have seen a huge change in China over the last 15 or 20 years, and that there’s no other fruit that can or will be able to challenge cherries’ position in the Chinese market.Tagle added that Yidu “has been a permanent actor that has been constantly contributing to the industry with new initiatives and development”.He highlighted the work the company has done with express air and sea freight services, as well as opening up distribution centers in China.The 2019 edition of the Global Cherry Summit, which takes place in the world’s top cherry-exporting country, has welcomed around 700 industry professionals from across the global supply chain. At the inaugural Global Cherry Summit that took place in April last year, the Cherry Visionary Award was presented to Hernán Garcés Echeverría of family company Agricola Garcés, an industry pioneer known as “the father of Chilean cherries”.Stay tuned for more coverage of the Global Cherry Summit 2019 over the coming days. Chile edges closer to Vietnamese market access for …last_img read more



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