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Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia’s life to be made into a film by Zila Ghaziabad director

first_imgAnand Kumar, best known for Sanjay Dutt-Vivek Oberoi starrer “Zila Ghaziabad”, is working on former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia’s biopic. Bhutia joins the pantheon of sports personalities such as Milkha Singh, Paan Singh Tomar, Mary Kom, MS Dhoni and Sandeep Singh to be immortalised on celluloid through a biopic. Kumar has conceptualised the biopic, which will showcase the life of Bhutia. He is currently in the process of finalising a director and lead actor for the film. Bhutia is excited about the project and he believes the filmmaker is the right person to honour his journey. “I am honoured that people feel that my journey is worth capturing for the big screen. I am certain that Anand will do justice to my story. I hail from a small town in Sikkim, but playing football for India wasn’t my only dream. I always wanted to own a professional football club and I realised that dream with United Sikkim (his football club),” Bhutia said in a statement here. He will be involved in all the creative aspects of the film, the footballer-turned-politician said.”I want the biopic to be as close to reality as possible. I was concerned about the writing process, but the moment I learnt that Anand has got Prashant Pandey (writer of ‘Sarkar’, ‘Poorna’ and ‘Raid’) on board, I was relieved,” Bhutia said. Kumar said the idea of making a film on football struck him during 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. “During the World Cup, I noticed that there has been a change in the sporting passion in India because a large section of India’s youth is now inclined towards football. “Young kids like the sport more than cricket. That’s why I wanted to make a film on football,” the director said. He added Bhutia’s story makes for a compelling film. “He has won the Padma Shri and has been a role model for many young Indians, who follow the game of football,” Kumar said. Besides Bhutia, biopics on sports legends such as PT Usha, Mithali Raj, Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Jhulan Goswami, Baloo Palwankar, Abhinav Bindra and Pullela Gopichand are also in the works.last_img read more

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Marco Reus calls for caution after Germany’s 8-0 win vs Estonia

first_imgMarco Reus warned Germany not to get ahead of themselves after they maintained a perfect record in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a thundering 8-0 victory over Estonia in Mainz on Tuesday. Underdogs Estonia were helpless against a bright young Germany side who appeared to have left last year’s World Cup woes far behind them as they rampaged to a third win from three games in Group C. Yet Reus told broadcaster RTL he and his team had to be “realistic”. “Opponents like this are not the benchmark for us. It was important for us to get into a rhythm and get to know each other better on the pitch, but we have to stay realistic,” he said. Captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, meanwhile, said the team could be “proud” of their dominant performance on Tuesday. The floodgates opened on ten minutes when Ilkay Gundogan started a slick move which saw Reus fire in the opener. The goal set the tone for the rest of the first half, as Gundogan and Joshua Kimmich tormented the Estonian back line with devastating through balls. Gundogan was the orchestrator again when Gnabry doubled the lead, and Germany were 3-0 up after 20 minutes Leon Goretzka flicked in a floating ball from Kimmich. The fourth goal would have been almost identical to the third had Joonas Tamm not hauled Goretzka to the ground inside the box. As it was, Gundogan smashed in the resulting penalty. Come the 37th minute, it was Reus’ turn again, the Borussia Dortmund star finding the bottom corner with a fizzing free-kick from 20 metres. Gnabry slotted home his second just after the hour mark, before substitute Timo Werner added a seventh with a dainty finish. By that point, Leroy Sane was the only German left with a frown on his face, after having two goals unjustly ruled out for offside. Sane finally got his goal shortly before time, rifling in his side’s eighth goal on 88 minutes. Germany’s next qualifier sees them host old rivals the Netherlands in Hamburg on September 6. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more

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Ten Secrets From A Staffing Pro For Your Job Search

first_imgYou have a better chance of getting hired if you know how recruiters think. So I have started asking some of the recruiters I know to answer some questions for you.Our first volunteer is a great recruiter and sourcer named Sean Rehder. I have worked with Sean for years, and he always seems to be able to find great people. He has a no-nonsense attitude that comes from his Wisconsin upbringing. He has worked with some of the fastest growing companies including Dolby, Genentech, Electronic Arts, CNET, MGM Mirage, and he also worked as a third-party recruiter. You can learn more about Sean at his website (http://www.seanrehder.com/).The dumbest thing a candidate ever told me… I need you to send me bail money.I go the extra mile for a candidate when… They are responsive, fair, open to suggestions, and make it clear they WANT the job.I prefer referrals because… It goes back to knowing someone’s past and their accomplishments.  What is better than a referral, is a clear recommendation.The best way to turn a bad interview around is…  Ask “Is there any reason now that you would not hire me?”  Then address those issues.My favorite source for great talent is…  Peers.  Goes back to experience and how well does someone work, long term, and on the job.The optimal length of a resume is… 2 pages….that’s it.  But, I believe a true recruiters’ job is to set interviews, not submit resumes.This is what I look for when I read a resume / profile…  Accomplishments. Accomplishments. Accomplishments.I read the objective section of a resume because… This is the opportunity for the candidate to “wow” me…hardly ever happens because they usually aren’t original.I have never hired a candidate who…  Couldn’t provide me recommendations from 2 of the last 3 managers they worked for or at least back 3 years.The one thing I wish candidates understood is…. Don’t take it personally if you don’t get the job.  It’s a lot to do about timing and your competition.  Be nice, and try again.Thanks Sean!If you have other questions you would like me to ask please send them to jjhunter@gmail.com.last_img read more

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HC restores Justice Mudgal-appointed selectors sacked by DDCA

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI) Delhi High Court today lashed out at the DDCA for “crossing its limit” and undermining the authority of Justice Mukul Mudgal by sacking the selectors appointed by him and said the cricket bodys move “attracts contempt of court”.Restoring the selection panel appointed by Justice Mudgal, a bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharma suspended the decision of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and castigated it for “misconduct” saying it was “testing everyones patience here” and their action was akin to “contempt of court”.The bench slammed DDCA for “targetting” Justice Mudgal, former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court who was appointed by the Delhi High Court for overseeing the functioning of cricketing body, plagued by alleged financial irregularities and nepotism in selection of players for various domestic tournaments.Finding fault with the November 5 decision of the sports working committee of DDCA removing former Indian cricketers Maninder Singh, Atul Wassan and Nikhil Chopra from their respective panels as selectors appointed by Justice Mudgal, the bench said “DDCA should have informed the court about such a move when the order was reserved so that it could have taken preventive steps at that time only.”It further said it does not want to accelerate the issue, “but the action of DDCA attracts contempt of court.”The bench, which reserved order on several contentious issues of the DDCA, said “various selections have been made by them and they are doing their job properly and there is no chance of any misconduct.”advertisementThe high court further made it clear that DDCA will not interfere with the working of the selectors and asked it to proceed with the selection of Under-14 and Under-16 players.While allowing the selection panel appointed by Justice Mudgal to continue till further order, the bench said “we really dont know where things are going. It is unfortunate. You are after the committee (appointed by Justice Mudgal). You are targeting Justice Mudgal.”The court on September 27 had reserved its verdict in the matter which pertains to DDCAs 2010 plea for an occupancy certificate from South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to hold matches at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium.The court had constituted Justice Mudgal committee in the backdrop of alleged irregularities in the functioning of DDCA. (More) PTI PPS ABA HMP RRT RKS ARClast_img read more

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How Virat Kohli inspired England’s teenage genius Haseeb Hameed

first_imgEngland opener Haseeb Hameed’s India tour may be over but the 19-year-old leaves the country after having earned the respect of his team-mates, coach and also the opposition.Hameed will miss the rest of the series against India due to a hand injury after making an impressive start to his Test career. (England’s fans bowled over by Virat Kohli)The young right-hander, who scored a defiant unbeaten 59 on Monday batting down the order in the second innings of the third Test in Mohali, will return home to get a plate inserted in his hand.Hameed made nine runs in the first innings before he was struck on his left hand by an Umesh Yadav delivery and could not field in the match which India won to go 2-0 up in the five-Test series. However, Haseeb came out to bat at number eight and frustrated the Indian bowlers despite clearly being in pain.Hameed, who made 82 on his debut in the first Test in Rajkot, had to alter his grip to be able to bat, winning plaudits from Alastair Cook and India captain Virat Kohli.Cook described it as “a very special knock” while Kohli was also impressed. (Keaton Jennings, Liam Dawson join England squad as replacements)”I wish him a speedy recovery. He showed great character for a 19-year-old at this level. He put his hand up when his team wanted him to do it.The way he played with James Anderson in the end showed great maturity, to play with tail like that. He knew exactly what he wanted to do,” Kohli said.advertisement”You can sense it as a captain, this guy is intelligent and knows the game. He is a great prospect for England and definitely going to be a future star in all forms if he keeps persisting with his skill,” Kohli added.Soon after the match ended, Kohli was seen spending some time with Hameed.Inspiring generation next. Young @HaseebHameed97 is all ears to #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/x1ZFgahwZm BCCI (@BCCI) November 29, 2016Overall, Hameed scored 219 runs in the series at an average of 43.8 to stake a strong claim to be Cook’s long-term opening partner.last_img read more

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Maharashtra government will now regulate pre-schools

first_imgPrompted by the various abnormalities and the non-functioning of one popular preschool chain, Treehouse, besides the alleged assault on one 10-month-old baby girl at Kharghar daycare, several legislatures raised the issue in the state assembly to regulate all pre-schools across the state.It is speculated that the government will now adopt the framework of the Union Women and Child Development Ministry which regulates the preschools under its early childhood care and education (ECCE) policy.”Currently, there is no regulation for standalone pre-schools/playschools and daycare centres are a rapidly growing business across the state. While the WCD department is responsible for children between the age group of 0-6 years and the education department thereafter, till date, this sector comes under neither departments. However, now, a policy is being worked out to bring play schools and daycares under the government’s purview,” said Nand Kumar, Principal Secretary, Department of School Education and Sports, as reported in The Indian Express.More on the report:The Women and Child Development and the education department are now currently working on the process to regulate the pre-schools across the stateWomen and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde, commenting on the development said that such regulation and policy will mandate all prevailing and new pre-schools to register with the government. “They will have to follow government norms such as installing CCTV cameras, getting their staff members registered with the police, etc. The state would also work out the training required for employees at these centres,” said the ministerSince the pre-schools are not covered under the ambit of RTE, several experts have termed it ‘commercial’It is reported that due to lack of regulation and awareness, several parents are easily hoodwinked by entrepreneurs who started the playschool without even proper arrangement and facilitiesThe chief inspector of shops and establishment department of BMC, Arvind Gosavi said that there are no provisions under the Mumbai municipal corporation Act to put a check on such daycares and play schools.Read: UGC to grant autonomy to reputed collegesadvertisementRead: NEET-SS becomes mandatory for entry in medical colleges with super specialty courses Click here for more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

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Social media is obsessing over Sasha Obama’s latest pictures

first_imgAfter America’s President and First Lady, it is this young Obama who is gradually turning into a social media sensation.Sasha Obama’s latest sartorial choices suggest that the youngest member of the family is nowhere behind her mother in terms of fashion.In one of the rare instances, Sasha was recently seen sporting a black bikini top with a drawstring. What cuts through the monotony is of course that pair of  printed shorts. Photographers captured the teenager’s look at a beach in Miami during one of her weekend sojourns along with her girlfriends.Sasha completed her attire with a white crop top and black beach sandals.In one of her other looks during the same trip, she epitomised casualness in a blue shirt, simple jewellery, Aviator sunglasses and a black baseball cap emblazoned with the owl logo from Drake’s brand, October’s Very Own. Drake, who was quick enough to notice, later called her ”Style Popper”.Sasha is the young style icon-in-the-making. Photo: Instagram/entertainmentredux Also Read:First Lady Michelle Obama looks ravishing on the covers of these two international magazinesSasha may not be eyeing the ramp anytime soon but her unique sense of fashion is clearly winning gazes from all. Voicing such admiration, InStyle magazine had earlier written, ”From graphic sweaters to printed tights, mixed prints, and even Doc Martens, this stylish First Daughter has proven that she’s not afraid to take a fashion risk. From her 2009 inauguration dress to her on-trend denim skirt at last year’s Turkey Pardoning, we’re taking a look back at her standout fashion moments since setting foot in the White House.”advertisementSeems like young Miss Obama might emerge as the new fashion trendsetter, eh?last_img read more

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BJP leader rejects Natarajans charge of dismissing AIADMK

first_imggovtTiruvaiyaru (TN), Jan 17 (PTI) Rejecting the charge of AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasiskalas husband M Natarajan that sections in the BJP were trying to “destabilise” the Tamil Nadu government, senior BJP leader L Ganesan today said the Centre wants “smooth relationship” with the state.”I do not know in what context Natarajan said conspiracy was on to destabilise the state government. But the Centre wants good relationship with the Tamil Nadu government and is giving additional focus on that,” Ganesan, a Rajya Sabha member, told reporters here.Speaking at a Pongal festival related event in Thanjavur, Natarajan had last night accused “some sections” in the BJP of trying to split the AIADMK and get the party government in the state dismissed.”They are trying to break the AIADMK and dismiss our government. They are trying to besmirch our government. There are also attempts to saffronise Tamil Nadu but they will not succeed. I will tour the entire state and tear their mask,” he said.Ganesan, former president of BJPs Tamil Nadu unit, criticised “family politics” and said, “Whether it is Tamil Nadu or Uttar Pradesh.. people do not want family politics.”On AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran, whose birth anniversary was celebrated today, the BJP national executive member said MGR was a regional leader with a national outlook and attitude.The BJP leader said those who organised Jallikattu violating the ban were not “terrorists or anti-national forces”.”They supported bulls..that is all. They should be released and no case should be filed against them,” he said.advertisementExpressing hope that the Supreme Court would give a good judgement on Jallikattu, Ganesan said the Centre would arrange for organising the traditional sport, held during Pongal festivities. PTI Corr SSN VS SRYlast_img read more

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Rongali festival to begin from Feb 3

first_imgGuwahati, Jan 24 (PTI) The third edition of Rongali, a three-day festival to promote tourism and showcase the essence of Assams varied culture, will be held here from February 3.The festival will showcase the traditional houses, food, music, dance, way of life of different local communities such as Bodo, Mising, Karbi Dimasa, Tiwa, Ahom and Bhatias, Rongali Chief Organiser Shyamkanu Mahanta told reporters here today.Around 35 colourful dance forms, mask-making workshop from Samaguri Sattra in Majuli, Mati Akhara, Bhaona, Bihu workshop, musical performances and photography exhibitions are some of the major highlights of the festival.The festival also aims at developing the Brahmaputra riverfront as a major centre for aero-sports like parasailing, paramotoring and hot air-modelling, Mahanta added. The traditional Dragon Boat race or Naokhela will also be organised along with traditional local sports of the state.Indias top rock bands and musical talents will perform in each evening, he said. PTI DG NNlast_img read more

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Morning Newswrap January 26

first_imgLIVE: Republic Day parade to begin shortly, PM Modi, President Pranab reach RajpathThe event is being celebrated with a grand ceremony on Rajpath in the national capital. Dravid declines honorary doctorate from Bangalore University, says will ‘earn’ oneFormer India captain Rahul Dravid said he would like to earn the degree by accomplishing research in the field of sports.Trump orders construction of Mexico border wallTrump signed two executive orders for construction of a wall along the Mexican border and speeding the deportation of undocumented immigrants, a step he feels will save thousands of lives, millions of jobs, and billions and billions of dollars.Raees box office collection Day 1: SRK’s film opens with a bangShah Rukh Khan had promised fans, “Aa raha hoon main,” and he has indeed arrived with a bang.last_img read more

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Boria Majumdar’s sports museum in Kolkata is one for the ages

first_imgOn Sunday in Melbourne, Roger Federer defied age and overwhelm a younger Rafael Nadal to clinch his 18th major title. On the other side of the world, another old warhorse, battered and bruised by the demands of fast bowling in international cricket, churned out a magical spell that left a power-packed England batting line-up gasping in what should have been an easy run chase.CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEOWhile those iconic moments unfurled in front of packed stands and TV cameras, another significant moment was written in the annals of India’s sporting history. Far from the excited chants that followed in the aftermath of Federer’s fifth Australian Open title and India’s incredible heist over England, a sports museum quietly came into being.Not quite quietly, really. In attendance to inaugurate the FANATTIC SPORTS MUSEUM were Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Deepa Malik, Abhinav Bindra and Devendra Jhajharia. Assembled around them were hundreds of fans and media professionals, who were left in awe of what noted sports historian Boria Majumdar had assembled.Spread over a sprawling 6700 square feet, the museum is a visual treat for sports buffs. You are at first glance, greeted by the Atletico de Kolkata’s glittering Indian Super League trophy.(Boria Majumdar Photo)Walk on and you are mesmerised further. Tendulkar’s 100th century gloves, bat and jersey. You remember that don’t you? When all of India and the rest of the cricketing world heaved a collective sigh of relief that March afternoon in 2012.Or would you rather take in the feeling of winning an Olympic silver medal? No problem if you do for in full public display is PV Sindhu’s silver medal winning jersey from the Rio Games. Aim higher and there’s Bindra’s 2008 Olympic Gold medal-winning gloves.advertisementThat’s not all – there are signed memorabilia from Federer, Nadal and Usain Bolt. Oh and there’s a Virat Kohli wall as well.(Boria Majumdar Photo)The museum will remind you of the legacy iconic sportsmen leave behind. Federer holding his nerves to win another Grand Slam, Yuvraj Singh making a sensational comeback and MS Dhoni rediscovering his touch at the dusk of their careers, are all part of such legacy. This is why they play sports and this is why we watch and write about sports.The museum, like these heroes, will remind you forever that sports is played to realise dreams, that sports is played because the men and women who play them are passionate. Age has nothing to do with triumph. Winning is an attitude.Didn’t Tendulkar show that attitude? Didn’t Ganguly defy age to make a remarkable comeback? This museum is one for the ages. It is an important moment in our sporting history.last_img read more

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Pakistan ‘way behind’ others in terms of fitness, fielding: Mickey Arthur

first_imgCoach Mickey Arthur has slammed the fitness levels and fielding standards of Pakistan after their dismal show in the recent tours to New Zealand and Australia.Pakistan were whitewashed in two consecutive Test series against New Zealand (2-0) and Australia (3-0), respectively. Subsequently, Pakistan also lost the five-match ODI series against Australia by 1-4.”The most disappointing aspect of our team at the moment is our basic fitness levels and fielding standards where we are way behind the rest of the teams. We have worked tirelessly at this discipline and are going to dedicate days at our training camp to just fielding and fitness,” Arthur said. (Pakistan cricket will stage a comeback, says Inzamam-ul-Haq)”Techniques for throwing, catching, stopping balls and sliding need to be taught as our players have never been taught this and their techniques are poor. Again there will be no compromise on fitness. All the players have been given individual fitness standards that need to be met. We were at least 20 runs behind Australia in every game because of our fielding and that is not acceptable.”However, despite the growing criticism, Arthur believed that the team was moving in the right direction. “I certainly believe that we as team are moving in the right direction. I said coming into this job that we needed to create a structure of excellence and we are certainly creating that,” Dawn quoted Arthur as saying. (Misbah-ul-Haq bemoans bowling flaws in Pakistan’s series loss)”All the players that come into our squad now know exactly what the standards and requirements are to play at this level and to represent their country.advertisement”These standards relate to behaviour, fitness levels and optimum mental and technical standards that relate to their roles within the team. The players are clear on this and, barring a few individuals, have met the standards required,” he added.Pakistan will now travel to the West Indies for two T20Is, three ODIs and three Tests beginning March 31 at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.With ANI inputs.last_img read more

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Young gun

first_img“The key is to stay calm,” says 20-year-old Shubhankar Sharma, enunciating each word slowly, as if to internalise his own gospel. “This is a difficult golf course, the conditions can vary dramatically, and literally anything can happen. You’ve got to be level-headed when you lose shots, or have a bad,”The key is to stay calm,” says 20-year-old Shubhankar Sharma, enunciating each word slowly, as if to internalise his own gospel. “This is a difficult golf course, the conditions can vary dramatically, and literally anything can happen. You’ve got to be level-headed when you lose shots, or have a bad day,” he says. He pauses for a moment, thinking. “And even more so when you have a good day,” he then adds solemnly.Sharma is being considered a top contender at the Hero Indian Open 2017, which tees off March 9. This is not because he’s won on tour, but because his performances have been steadily gravitating toward that outcome. In 2016, he consolidated his position on the Asian Tour by notching up a couple of top five finishes and racking up close to $100,000 in prize money. In 2017, he’s already made more than that from a mere four tournaments, including two big-ticket events in Singapore and Malaysia.Because he’s sponsored by DLF, he’s also one of the few players to have played extensively at the new venue. The Gary Player Course at the DLF Golf & Country Club in Gurugram is a completely re-designed championship layout, one that has not yet hosted an international men’s professional tournament (however, the Ladies Indian Open has been held here twice).It’s an unabashedly modern layout: long, peppered with water bodies, serious elevation changes tee-to-green, undulating fairways and glassy greens. The greens are so large, in fact, that merely hitting them in regulation is less important than hitting the right spots: expect the tour to set up easy pin placements to start with, and then allow the course to really bare its teeth over the weekend.advertisementBut the new design isn’t the only change afoot. For fans who have been following the game in India since the 1990s, the Hero Indian Open 2017 promises to provide a fascinating juxtaposition of the three distinct modern eras. The original trio of Indian golf, now in their early to mid-forties-Arjun Atwal, Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa-are coming in with a resurgent string of good finishes over the past few months. The thirty-somethings-S.S.P. Chawrasia and Shiv Kapur-are in great form. And finally, the young guns in their twenties-Sharma, Honey Baisoya, Chikkarangappa, Khalin Joshi, Rashid Khan, Gaganjeet Bhullar, and India’s top-ranked player, Anirban Lahiri-represent the most formidable group of those making a run for the lion’s share of the $1.75 million purse.There’s a sense of palpable excitement as a result. Even better, the weather forecast for the week is tantalisingly fine and fair: the projected sporadic short showers and overcast skies promise to keep the mercury below 30 degrees.Nineteen-year-old Aditi Ashok, unquestionably the most prodigious lady golfer India has ever produced, reinforced her credentials as one of the game’s elite players by winning the Ladies Indian Open last year at this very pitch. Can 20-year-old Sharma, or one of the others in the youngest bunch of upstarts in the history of the men’s game in India, follow suit? That’s what almost everybody will be hoping to see.last_img read more

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Hartley jokes hes upset about not going nude on This Is Us

first_imgLos Angeles, Mar 8 (PTI) Justin Hartley jokes although he is a “little upset” he did not get the opportunity to appear in a nude scene on “This Is Us”, the actor says he would have done it had the story demanded.Hartley, 40, says he does not have issues regarding nudity if the script asks for it but adds fellow actor Milo Ventimiglia is a good sport for recently daring to bare it on the show, reported Access Hollywood.”You know, the thing about it is ? no, Im a little upset about it…,” jokes Hartley.He adds, “I just leave that (nudity) to him (Ventimiglia). Hes very good at that… Hes a tremendous actor and a very talented guy.”The actor, who plays Kevin Pearson on the NBC drama continues, “Yeah it has to be honest with you. I have no problem doing that kind of stuff when its necessary.”You know for the show, especially in the pilot episode, we were telling that story, you know of this guy who is being objectified and sort of sick of taking his shirt off for no reason at all.” PTI RDS SSNlast_img read more

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How to Create a Sense of Urgency for Your Nonprofit Message

first_imgNonprofit marketing and fundraising is about motivating people to do something specific – not just to think about your cause. Channel attention into action if you want to change the world.So how do you get people to act? You should speak to their values and connect to them emotionally, obviously. But it also helps to have a sense of urgency. Don’t just tell them to act, show why they need to act NOW.Here are five simple tactics for building a sense of urgency in your next fundraising appeal, advocacy campaign or membership drive. 1. Set a deadline.  As any procrastinator knows, nothing concentrates the mind like an imminent deadline. Set a goal and tie it to a date. People will be far more likely to give or take action as the deadline approaches. Make sure to publish this deadline on related landing pages, donation forms and fundraising appeals. 2. Make it close.  When people sense you’re close to the finish line on a goal, they are more inclined to help you cross it. If you’re close to your goal, show how people can put you over the top. It creates tremendous urgency. Illustrate this in your fundraising appeals by using fundraising thermometers or tickers in your emails and on your donation forms. 3. Create scarcity.When people feel an opportunity is running out, they are more inclined to take action. “Get your tickets now – only ten seats left at our gala!” is better than “attend our gala!” Beyond events, you can create exclusive giving levels or thank you gifts that have limited availability.center_img 4. Be specific.  Think of it this way: it’s easy to say no to something hard and hard to say no to something easy. Make your call to action clear, quick and easy and people are more likely to act now. 5. Build a campaign, or join one.   A coordinated campaign can help supporters feel like they’re participating in something bigger. If you don’t have a campaign planned, think of how you can leverage seasonal or current events to help create a sense of urgency. Consider joining a giving day or larger organized fundraising event for your region or issue to help rally your community for support and create buzz around your desired action.Adapted from Katya’s Nonprofit Marketing Bloglast_img read more

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‘Cantona-esque Arnautovic perfect for Chelsea’

first_imgMarko Arnautovic has an air of Eric Cantona about him and would “fit perfectly into Chelsea”, says Tony Cascarino.The Austria international has always been an enigmatic talent, but has impressed in England with Stoke and West Ham.At 29 years of age he should be at his peak and is considered to be ready for a move to “one of the best teams in England”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! With that in mind, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been urged to consider an approach during the January transfer window for a man who could make a similar impact at Stamford Bridge to that previously enjoyed by a mercurial Frenchman at Manchester United.Former Blues striker Cascarino told talkSPORT: “You know the one player I’d really want to take? Arnautovic – I’d take him in a heartbeat.“I think he’d fit perfectly into Chelsea.”He added: “The thing with Arnautovic – he reminds me of that Eric Cantona mindset.“He thinks he’s good enough to be up there at the top table, and he is.“He was dreadful at times last year, but there’s a real player in there and he needs a challenge.Marko Arnautovic West Ham 2018-19“And maybe the challenge is West Ham? I’m not saying he should leave West Ham, but he is a guy who needs to be winning things.“He’s that good of a player.“Arnautovic is a player capable of playing for one of the best teams in England.”The former Inter forward contributed 11 goals and six assists to the West Ham cause last season.He has found the target a further five times this term, while teeing up another two for grateful team-mates.Chelsea are expected to be back in the market for creative talent when the window re-opens, amid uncertainty surrounding Eden Hazard’s future, and a raid on a London rival could be made if the terms are considered to make financial and sporting sense.last_img read more

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USWNT vs England: TV, stream & preview

first_imgThe U.S. women’s national team will meet with England in the SheBelievesCup on Saturday afternoon at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.The USWNT opened their tournament with a 2-2 draw against Japan earlier in the week, an opponent they overcame in the final of the 2015 World Cup.The Lionesses defeated Brazil 2-1 in their first game of the tournament and will be eager to challenge the defending tournament and world champions ahead of a crucial World Cup summer in France. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Game USWNT vs England Date Saturday, March 2 Time 9:30pm GMT / 4:30pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX Network fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BBC Two and livestreamed on BBC Sport Live. UK TV channel Online stream BBC Two BBC Sport Live Squads & Team News Position USWNT players Goalkeepers Naeher, Franch, Harris Defenders Sonnett, Sauerbrunn, O’Hara, Dahlkemper, Davidson, Short, Dunn, Fox Midfielders Mewis, Sullivan, Ertz, Lavelle, Zerboni Forwards Lloyd, Pugh, Morgan, Rapinoe, Heath, McDonald, Press Becky Sauerbrunn and Lindsey Horan have been sidelined with injury.Potential USWNT XI: Naeher; O’Hara, Dahlkemper, Davidson, Dunn; Heath, Ertz, Lavelle; Press, Morgan, Rapinoe. Position England players Goalkeepers Bardsley, Earps, Telford Defenders Bonner, Bronze, Daly, Greenwood, Houghton, McManus, Stokes, Williamson Midfielders Carney, Christiansen, Staniforth, Stanway, Walsh Forwards Duggan, Kirby, Mead, Parris, Taylor, Ubogagu, White Phil Neville has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game.Potential England XI: Telford; Bronze, Houghton, McManus, Greenwood; Walsh, Christiansen; Parris, Kirby, Carney; White. Betting & Match Odds The USWNT are priced at odds of winning 3/10 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 5/1. A win for England is priced at 10/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Nikita Parris 2019 SheBelieves Cup EnglandEngland currently sit top of the SheBelieves Cup tournament standings after their opening victory over Brazil with three points, while the USWNT are in joint-second place alongside Japan with one point apiece.The SheBelieves Cup follows a round-robin style with points awarded in the group stage. The formula is three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. A tie in points will be decided by goal differential.The USWNT, who have the advantage of home turf, will be aiming to defend their SheBelieves Cup title ahead of preparations for this summer’s tournament in France where they will embark on an attempt to secure a second consecutive World Cup victory.The last four meetings between the USWNT and the Lionesses have ended in 1-0 results, with three of the victories coming for the home side and one win for England. Their most recent meeting came at the 2018 edition of the SheBelieves Cup, as a Karen Bardsley own goal sealed a 1-0 win for the USWNT.Alex Morgan is on course to score her 100th senior goal for her national side, and sits in seventh place of the USA’s all-time goalscoring list. The 29-year-old netted in the opening draw against Japan.The home side got their 2019 account off to a disappointing start with a 3-1 loss to France. It mirrored the result from four years ago, however, when the USWNT were defeated by Les Bleus in early 2015 – but managed to win the World Cup later that summer.”Having this disappointing tie right now, all eyes are on England,” Morgan said after her side’s costly defensive errors against Japan.”They’re a good team defensively. They’re very organised. So it will be a tough challenge for us.”last_img read more

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Happy Coworking Day!

first_imgCoworkers of the world! We toast your place of work/worship today.Deskmag gives us a bit of the origins of coworking, which began with Brad Neuberg in San Francisco organizing a center for wellness and networking. We did some digging in the dusty photo archives and found what that first day of coworking probably looked like.2005 sure feels like a long time ago.Here’s to collective spaces, cost-sharing, and creating new kinds of working relationships. As the ancient proverb goes: Communities that work together, build new cool things together. And then also share doughnuts together.Photo via flickr.last_img