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Ross Taylor, The fourth state ?but in any case they will meet on April 9 in Delhi where a meeting of the Planning Commision is going to be held, Mukul RoyTrinamool Congress general secretarytold The Sunday Express For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: April 19 2013 1:26 am Related News Parshuramians and Shivajians notched big wins in the league matches in the Super division Pune Football Tournament organized by Pune District Football Association (PDFA) at Dobarwadi grounds in Hadapsar Sangram Patils hattrick helped Parshuramians register a 5-0 win over Ghorpadi Young Ones Shivjains A thrashed Pune Football Club B 7-0 with Keegn Pasciera and Olex Oliveira scored two goals each for the winners Night trek to Raigad The National Education Foundation will organize a trek to Raigad on the night of April 20 The 8-km trek will be completed in five to six hours on Saturday night Interested participants can contact 020-24428359 for further details For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsA tournament that brought Indian football to meet global standards with an incredible exposure for the players; different styles of play and a reach out to a massive fan following in and beyond the domestic arena Indian Super League (ISL) has come to be one of the most sought-after tourneys in the country in a long time now Given the scenario the expectations too have risen from what the league can achieve on the field and not only the common masses but even the celebrities the league authorities the head coaches and the players themselves are all looking at taking the game to an even more spectacular level As India moves towards an endearing football revolution that will leave imprints in the history of world sports more and more seasoned players are joining the ISL bandwagon and are also successfully taking it beyond the set standards However the “ISL is not an easy tournament” as the arguably high-profile Uruguayan player Diego Forlan has rightly pointed it out Why you may ask Well here are some factors that play a key role in what goes on behind-the-scenes and how the players overcome the tough decisions: How important is fitness Image Courtesy: ISL One of the key factors behind what makes ISL a challenging competition is the fitness and agility of the players A place where as many as 14 games are played in a short span of two months a fit squad is primary to the occasion Unfortunately the shorter time intervals the travelling and the rigorous match performances do not leave all the players in the squad completely fit and ready to take on the newer and tougher challenges each time As Forlan has clearly pointed out “This is a nice schedule a different type of tournament Hopefully many players can play many games but it’s not easy You get more tired The way they are doing it it’s new for me You not only need to have a good squad but also need to have the whole squad injury free” Funai and Udanta Singh had been injured earlier in September while the ace India striker Sunil Chhetri and goalkeeper Amrinder Singh were not available for the initial part of the ISL as they were playing for I-League club Bengaluru FC in the AFC Cup semi-finals Forlan who has replaced experienced French player Nicolas Anelka as Mumbai City FC’s marquee player in this season also has to face the challenge of qualifying for the play-offs (the club did not qualify for play-offs in the last two seasons) and the team playing to its best standards But the potential strengths and their abilities to learn and play different styles does not stay the same throughout the tournament as the squad does not remain the same till the end as it had been in the beginning due to injuries or unavailability of the players The short term of the tournament also does not leave much time or scope for the recovery and rest for the players They have to play consecutive matches in a gap of 2-3 days Players find it really difficult to prepare themselves for the next match given the short time schedules The age of the players also gives them to believe that their fitness is the primary element in the game that the audience is looking forward to This makes the players push their limits to stay fitter and more agile in the game despite the time crunch A mix of foreign-native players Image Courtesy: ISL While this is a good thing that both the domestic and the foreign players get an invaluable experience of different shots play styles and start picking up on each other’s strengths and vulnerabilities; the mix could also come to be a challenge for the team managers Steve Coppell the Kerela Blasters Manager says he finds it challenging to combine and decide on a style of play that suits a majority of the different types of players in the squad and still take the team to the top The Blasters have only five points from the first five matches and to construe and manage players from France Spain Africa and India to play in a certain style and yet make it big in a matter of just 15 weeks is according to Coppell “one of the biggest challenges in world football” Success in a cricket-crazy country Image Courtesy: Shutterstock An overwhelming number of Indians follow cricket with a pride and passion so huge that the sport has taken the form of a religion of its own in the country However for the football enthusiasts of the nation ISL is their first chance at being a part of a trendsetting event that is on its way to make a mark in the global map Having said this ISL is still a work in progress albeit garnering a high popularity over its three seasons But it’s a fresh start to changing a cricket-only mentality to further develop a sports culture in the country that breeds encouragement and propels interest for participation and viewership of different sports The CII-KPMG report further indicates that Indian sports is going through a positive round of change where the country is embracing other sports and talented sportsmen and women who were earlier going unnoticed *** It is now upon the ISL players to break the clutter and make Indian football a chief sport amid all the cacophony As Forlan claims about the ISL “It’s growing andthey are trying to make it an important sport I know cricket is the main sport but they are trying to make it a good league It’s not easy but they are trying their best” This is a partnered post By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: September 17 2015 11:51 am Director Rupert Wyatt has withdrawn himself from Channing Tatum-starrer “Gambit” for being unable to meet the new schedule Related News Director Rupert Wyatt has withdrawn himself from Channing Tatum-starrer “Gambit” for being unable to meet the new schedule The film went through a change of script and a production push-back resulting in a conflicting schedule for the 42-year-old “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director reported Deadline The project was first introduced in June last year by 35-year-old Tatum who finalised the deal to star as the card-throwing superhero in August this year The script was later changed resulting in rising budget and longer shoot Production was initially scheduled to start in November but has been delayed until March 2016 “I was very much looking forward to working with my friend Channing and the team at Fox but regrettably a push in the start date now conflicts with another project” Wyatt said in a statement “I thank them for the opportunity and I know that ‘Gambit’ will make a terrific film” He did not say what the other project was Fox is apparently still committed to the film and will find a replacement soon “Gambit” is scheduled to be released on October 7 2016 and Tatum’s character is expected to join the “X-Men” universe in the future Josh Zetumer wrote the screenplay based on a treatment by the character’s co-creator Chris Claremont For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 19 2016 1:40 am Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken with party leader Sharmistha Mukherjee at a press conference Tuesday (PTI Photo) Top News The Delhi unit of the Congress Tuesday announced its plan to begin campaigning in 21 constituencies in the capital whose MLAs were appointed parliamentary secretaries by the AAP government saying by-polls were likely to be held in these constituencies Unveiling its campaign — Meri Dilli Mere Sapne (My Delhi my dreams) — Congress’ Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken said the roadmap for providing “real solutions” to the problems of the capital would be crowd-sourced Party workers will go door-to-door and ask people about the problems they faced as well as seek their opinions and suggestions said Maken Watch Video: What’s making news The Congress claimed that the 21 MLAs were appointed “illegally” as parliamentary secretaries by the AAP government and they were facing potential disqualification for holding an office of profit In September the Delhi High Court had quashed the appointment of the 21 parliamentary secretaries “We expect by-elections to the 21 assembly seats to be held ahead of the municipal elections next year” said Maken The Congress leader also lashed out at the BJP claiming the municipal corporations led by them had failed to tackle basic civic problems in the city “The municipality of a national capital with booming commercial activity should not feel the need to approach the state or the Centre to seek funds” he said The Delhi Congress chief said the process of revenue inflow of the municipal corporations would be made transparent if his party wins the civic body elections Maken also highlighted four areas which he said needed attention from municipal corporations — solid waste management fiscal management primary education and health For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsKiev: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Russia on Sunday to take the "first step" to ease the bloody separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine which Kiev and the West believe is being fuelled by Moscow Tillerson said that sanctions will remain in place against Russia "until Moscow reverses their actions" "It is necessary for Russia to take the first step to de-escalate the situation in the east part of Ukraine" Tillerson said as he made his first visit as Washington’s top diplomat to Kiev "We are disappointed by the lack of progress under the Minsk agreement" he added at a joint briefing with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko after they held talks US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson AP Tillerson’s visit to Ukraine followed a first face-to-face meeting between President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Friday at the G20 summit in Hamburg Germany The conflict as well as Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 have pushed ties between Moscow and the West to their lowest point since the Cold War "We do call on Russia to honour its commitments" Tillerson said on Sunday referring to a peace deal aimed at halting the conflict between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia rebels Tillerson urged the Kremlin "to respect the ceasefire by pulling back the heavy weapons and (allowing) the OSCE (pan- European security body) to carry out their responsibilities" under the deal struck in February 2015 More than 10000 people have been killed since the pro-Russian insurgency began in April 2014 which Kiev and the West accuse Moscow of orchestrating The US and the European Union have imposed sanctions on Russia though Moscow has denied backing the rebels "The US and EU sanctions on Russia will remain in place until Moscow reverses their actions" Tillerson stressed Efforts to secure a peace deal have foundered as the fighting has dragged on and neither side appears prepared to make concessions Tillerson said he had appointed a special envoy to allow Washington to be more involved in a peace process overseen by Germany and France Poroshenko hailed US involvement and reiterated his commitment to seeking a negotiated peace deal "Most of all we want peace in Ukraine We firmly adhere to our commitments" Ukrainian leader said Tillerson also commented on another key bone of contention between Trump and Putin at the G20: allegations of Russian interference in US election campaign in favour of the Republican candidate On Friday Trump broached the issue with the Russian leader in Hamburg and Putin denied it "In all candidness we did not expect an answer other than the one we received" Tillerson told reporters in Kiev on Sunday "What we agreed on the cyber front is to explore a framework . on how to deal with these very complex issues of cyber threats cyber security cyber intrusions" he added “I only think about football nothing else” Didier Zokora had said a few months after joining Tottenham Hotspur Nine years on football is still the most crucial aspect in the midfielder’s life now plying his trade at FC Pune City Pune have been knocked out of contention from the Indian Super League semifinals but Zokora has been one of the most consistent performers in the tournament living up to his reputation of a classy midfielder and an African football legend The 34-year-old mainstay of David Platt’s side was in a relaxed mood when Firstpost caught up with him in the lobby of the team hotel in Kolkata “I want to share my experience” Zokora said with a smile when asked about his decision to come to India after being out of competitive football for over a year “It was the manager – David Platt He called me and asked me to come here He knew me from my time at Tottenham He thought this would be a different challenge for me” he added also mentioning how ‘happy’ he is to be a part of this footballing cauldron that is the Indian Super League Didier Zakora celebrates a goal scored against FC Goa ISL Born in Abidjan in the district of Yopougon in Ivory Coast Zokora’s footballing roots trace back to the renowned ASEC Mimosa academy – the club which holds the world record for the longest unbeaten domestic streak in football and has also nurtured the likes of Yaya Toure Salomon Kalou and Gervinho – players who have gone on to represent some of the biggest names in European football Zokora has had a distinguished career all across Europe From winning the Belgian Super League with Racing GENK as a 21-year-old to winning the League Cup with Spurs and the Copa Del Rey in Spain alongside brief stints in France and Turkey – Zokora has firsthand experienced the diversity that football has to offer “India is a cosmopolitan country I love everything here – good food amazing people” Zokora said “Only thing is there is too much traffic” he adds his sense of humour shining through He quickly gets serious though“When I was playing in Kerala it was completely full I was surprised – it was like a Premiership game” Zokora also expressed his joy at being able to play for Platt a former Manchester City assistant manager: “Mr Platt is a legend back in England He has played at many great clubs like Arsenal Juventus and Sampdoria I am so happy to get to work with him Not only do I get to share my experience with the ISL but I also get to learn certain things from him” the Ivorian told Popular for his no-nonsense tackling skills Zokora admitted the role of a defensive midfielder has changed substantially as the years have gone by “If you save the goal you can score I have been playing that position for over ten years” Zokora mentioned before adding how positional awareness is still the most significant part of being a good midfield enforcer With The Elephants coming off one of their most successful years in recent history Zokora who is the most capped Ivory Coast player conceded he regretted not winning the African Cup of Nations with his national side “I have played fifteen years for my country Five Africa Cup Of Nations and three World Cups I stopped playing after Brazil and they win the next year” Zokora shrugged A moment later he added “I am so happy for my country and for my teammates We deserved it” When asked if any of the Indian midfielders have impressed him he immediately mentions Eugeneson Lyngdoh and Lenny Rodrigues “Lenny is athletic He is tall fit and not to make comparisons but he is in the mould of Yaya Toure and Patrick Vieira He needs to learn more but he is very good” told Zokora Didier Zokora also expressed his optimism that Indian Super League will eventually help the footballing culture in India develop “I know football in india is overshadowed by cricket The ISL has just started only in its second edition but you have a lot of opportunities good stadiums lots of fans Many people will now look forward to it It is good becuase after six or seven years football could be the best sport in India” concluded Zokora By: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 16 2016 12:49 pm Nicknamed ‘King David’ in Kenya David Rudisha hit top gear in the final 300 metres to surge ahead of his rivals with his trademark finishing kick and win gold (Source: AP) Top News Kenya’s David Rudisha obliterated his rivals in the 800 metres final on Monday to become the first man since 1964 to retain his Olympic title over the distance Rudisha the world champion and world record holder stormed to victory with a devastating final-lap sprint that cemented his place among the greats such as New Zealand’s Peter Snell the last man to successfully defend an 800m Olympic gold Nicknamed ‘King David’ in Kenya Rudisha hit top gear in the final 300 metres to surge ahead of his rivals with his trademark finishing kick and win gold in a season’s best time of one minute 4215 seconds “I am so excited It is the greatest moment of my career” Rudisha told reporters After winning his first Olympic gold and setting a world record at the 2012 London Games Rudisha suffered a couple of injury-ravaged years that dented his confidence and caused him to miss the 2013 world championships He struggled for much of the current season and came third in national Olympic trials but the 6-foot-3-inch Maasai runner looked in total control of the Rio Games final as his long stride and fluid running style propelled him to victory “It’s been very difficult” Rudisha said referring to his injuries “I have stayed focused and positive My coach has been great and given me hope” The 27-year-old crossed the line several metres ahead of Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi the London Games gold medal winner over 1500m Makhloufi said the silver medal boosted his confidence ahead of the 1500m event later this week “I am so happy to make my country proud” he said “I dedicate this to the poor people” Fast-finishing American Clayton Murphy set a personal best time to take bronze ahead of France’s Pierre-Ambroise Bosse “When I saw I could get bronze I just kept pushing” said Murphy who was delighted to have raced against Rudisha “He is somebody I’ve looked up to since he broke the world record It was an honour to race him” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi | Published: December 6 2011 12:37 pm Related News The giant is back in the game Pushed to a corner over the past two yearsdue to the onslaught of new companies which started catering primarily to the dual-SIM segment where it was missing fromNokia seems to be back on its feet now Within six months of the launch of its first dual-SIM devicesthe company now has phones in the segment that cater to all price points Having regained a substantial part of the lost groundas well as the dealers and small sellers who had started focussing on the cheaper brandsNokia has now started flexing its muscles No doubt we were late off the blocks But even we were surprised by the response we got for the dual-SIM devices In factthe hero effect of our new devices started rubbing off on the single SIM devices too?” added 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