Indian national team created a record of winning eight consecutive official international matches as they beat Mauritius 2-1 in the opener of the Tri-nation series on Saturday but coach Stephen Constantine maintained that qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 is the target.”It (winning eight matches on a trot) will mean nothing unless we qualify for the AFC Asian Cup 2019. That’s where my goal lies and it will be so. I’m not a person who goes by the history,” Constantine said.”Be it 9, 10, 11, it matters little for me unless we achieve our target. Obviously, it’s important to win matches to continue the momentum. But, our main aim is to get into the right shape before taking on Macau and it’s still the same,” he added.It was from 1962 to 1964 that the Indian national team had won seven international matches on the trot.Constantine’s boys, though, have surpassed though winning eight games since the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Playoff Round 1 match against Laos on June 2, 2016.Constantine shared the credit of the success with all the backroom staff saying their role is as important as the coach and the players.”It’s not only about me or the players. The doctor, physio, media manager, equipment manager, masseur — everyone is part of the job and they deserve due credit. All of them play their respective parts to keep the best players on the pitch.”Mauritius began brightly and stunned the home team in the 15th minute when Jocelyn struck a beautiful volley through the Indian defence to put his team ahead.advertisementIndia, though, equalised in the 37th minute through Robin Singh who rightfully slotted home Rowlin Borges’ defence-splitting pass. Collecting the ball inside the box, Robin calmly sent the ball at the back to the net to restore parity for India.Goals from @robin_singh_23 & @Balwant_Singh17 sealed the comeback for the @IndianFootball team against Mauritius.#INDvMRI #BackTheBlue pic.twitter.com/GgD7kJvUNL- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) August 20, 201717 minutes into the second half, Balwant scored his first goal for the Indian national team in only his secong outing for the senior team and put the home team up front. Eugeneson Lyngdoh put through a delicious pass to Jeje Lalpekhula who smartly flicked it to Balwant and the substitute make no mistake in tapping the ball home.With five minutes of stoppage time added, Mauritius applied immense pressure on the Indians but the home team resisted and survived that to come out victorious.India will next lock horns with St. Kitts & Nevis at the same venue on August 24.
Manchester United Man Utd team news: Pogba out but Alexis starts as Mourinho makes six changes for FA Cup clash Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:24 2/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United FA Cup Huddersfield Town v Manchester United Huddersfield Town The Frenchman is out through injury but Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku both start in attack Alexis Sanchez starts up front alongside Romelu Lukaku for a much-changed Manchester United in Saturday’s FA Cup test against Huddersfield Town.Jose Mourinho makes six alterations to the side which lost at Newcastle last time out, with Paul Pogba one of the absentees due to an apparent illness.Sanchez and Lukaku look likely to form part of a three-man attacking line, with Juan Mata set to start on the right of a 4-3-3. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Michael Carrick and Nemanja Matic start together in midfield for the first time, and Scott McTominay complements them in the three-man engine room.At the back there are two changes, with Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof stepping in for Antonio Valencia and Phil Jones. Meanwhile, Sergio Romero replaces David de Gea in goal.Huddersfield Town: Lossl; Hadergjonaj, Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo; Williams, Billing; Quaner, Ince, Van La Parra; Mounie.Subs: Coleman, Smith, Malone, Whitehead, Hogg, Sabiri, Depoitre.Manchester United: Romero; Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw; Matic, Carrick, McTominay; Mata, Lukaku, Sanchez.Subs: J. Pereira, Darmian, Bailly, Gomes, Hamilton, Lingard, Martial.
Malika’s Kantha Collection endeavors have been successfully been able to unshackle Kantha from the traditional confines of a humble quilting stitch, therefore letting it soar to the top range of haute couture at the ongoing exhibition, ‘Agomoni’ by Shamlu Dudheja, and her daughter Malika, which is being held at ITC Royal Bengal. This exhibition is a tribute to Ma Durga where each panel tells its own divine story. Shamlu’s most significant contributions to society have been, the revival of Kantha, with the support of her daughter, Malika also publication of several series of Maths text books for India and Pakistan, welfare work, in many fields, as Chairperson of Calcutta Foundation. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThrough Shamlu Dudheja’s intensive marketing efforts, from a humble quilting stitch, Kantha has become one of the most revered styles of embroideries, both in India and abroad. Through her guidance Kantha has travelled right across the socio-economic spectrum from idyllic rural settings to the ramps of glamorous fashion shows and finds its way into various drawing rooms or work spaces. ‘Kantha as Stitch art’ goes even beyond and adorns the walls of famous museums and prestigious art galleries of the world. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThis has helped thousands of Kantha artists realize their potential and live with a sense of dignity. Kantha is about holding together layers of fine muslin cottons, and sewing them meticulously, with fine running stitches, to make quilts for loved ones. If a woman is empowered, the home is empowered, if rural homes get empowered, the villages get empowered their lives are heading towards a more productive, positive life styles. “Tremendous promotional efforts to the simple running stitch have impacted the lives of the rural women beyond all expectations. We began with 3-4 workers, now we are almost touching 1000 women. Kantha revival has been the harbinger of the resurgence of power, the empowerment of women. The enhancement of the status in their family and within their community has reawakened their inner sense of self worth,” said Shamlu Dudheja.
With the party season on us, you know you’ve got your fabulous party outfits ready! But with winter here, you don’t want to put on some dowdy jacket that takes away from your perfect party look? Worry no more! Experts list down some tips to look cool this winter For men4Layering is definitely the way to go during the winter! Layer a clean white shirt, with a round neck sweater to look suave while remaining toasty warm. Finish the look with a trench coat, which is without a doubt a timeless piece of clothing. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4Sport outfits in darker tones including greys, yak brown, indigo, and other darker blues, which are perfect for the winter months. 4Complete your look with winter accessories including woolen neck warmers, and hand mittens or warmers.For women4Merino wool is a great fabric for winters. It protects you from the cold as much as it allows for the air to circulate. Besides this functional use, it also drapes and falls like a dream enabling jackets to layer up beautifully on anything. 4Layering is definitely something one can play with to build cosy and chic looks this winter. 4Play with colour blocking and different lengths of merino wool layers for a trendy look.
Fund will be depleted over next 10-15 years, says TICO-commissioned report TORONTO — If the Ontario travel industry’s Compensation Fund continues to be depleted at the current rate, it will not be able to sustain itself in 10-15 years, says a new Deloitte report.The report, which was commissioned by TICO’s CEO Richard Smart to determine appropriate Fund levels, found that the current model coupled with the size of losses is resulting in a year-over-year loss. The Fund is financed by the Ontario travel industry and administered by TICO.“This study contains a detailed description of methodology, analysis and observations. The findings of this report were integral to the recommendations made by TICO during the comprehensive review of the Travel Industry Act, 2002 and Ontario Regulation 26/05,” said Smart.The purpose of the Fund is to protect consumers who purchase travel services from Ontario-registered retailers in the event that travel services cannot be provided due to financial failure or insolvency of a Registrant. Approximately 75% of the Fund’s yearly revenues come from contributions made by Registrants by way of registration and renewal fees.More news: Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesIn contrast, the Quebec Travel Compensation fund uses a consumer-pay model that charges consumers $1 per $1,000 of sales. TICO has proposed a similar model that would begin at $1 per $1,000 of sales, and then once the target fund level is reached, fees would then be adjusted and approved by TICO’s Board of directors to a level that would ensure the Fund is maintained and not grown to excess.Deloitte has backed this proposal, saying that the funding and replenishment needed to achieve a target fund size of $50 million should be financed through a Consumer Protection Fee (CPF). If a CPF is not implemented, there will likely be a gap in coverage for consumers and it would take longer to reach the target fund level.Other key findings in the report include:CATOTICO submitted a request to wholesale Registrants that are members of the Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO) to complete a Deloitte study survey. In addition to responses from a Consumer Research Survey, Deloitte found that consumers are likely to accept an increased fee of $1 per $1,000 in sales for expanded coverage, and that over 90% of bookings are made by credit card. Plus, on average, consumers have taken 2.6 pleasure trips in 12 months.More news: Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Two risks were identified has having a potential ‘high’ impact on the health of the travel industry: acts of terrorism and exchange rates. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> 1 2Next Travelweek Group Tags: TICO Tweet
WAILEA — Things are heating up on the island of Maui during Four Seasons Maui’s Couples Season, set to run until Dec. 15, 2018.The resort’s fifth annual Couples Season offers guests access to fine artists, cultural ambassadors, sommeliers, culinary masters and more to create deeper connections to the island and each other. From on-property activities on once-in-a-lifetime ‘Unforgettable Experiences’, Maui’s only five-star, five-diamond resort has something for every couple.Activities and events include the following:Night Market: Island craftsmen fill an open-air poolside market in this under-the-stars weekly pop-up event. Guests can shop for take-home treasures, enjoy cocktails by the resort’s master mixologist, Ben Yabrow, and enjoy the sounds of local musicians.Lei Day: The resort dedicates a whole day to the art of lei making, with the island’s master weavers teaching guests how to craft stunning lei po’o (head lei). Guests can also order customized lei.The Mobile Feast: For guests craving more than the predictable sit-down dinner, the resort’s culinary team and expert mixologists and sommeliers will lead an interactive culinary journey across its award-winning restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante, and DUO Steak and Seafood.Hawaiian Star Stories: Guests are invited to talk story under the stars with one of Hawaii’s most promising navigators, Kala Baybayan Tanaka. She’ll recount the brave history of her Polynesian wayfinding ancestors who used only the stars, wind and currents to find their way to the Hawaiian islands.Poke Pop-Up: Believed to have been prepared by native Polynesians, Hawaii’s most popular food trend, poke, will be the star of a chef-led weekly Poke Pop-Up party during which guests will learn how to make different variations, sample the delicious dish, and drink Maui Brewing Co.’s handcrafted local beer.Makena Mornings and Fotog Fridays: Professional adventure photographer Daniel Sullivan will share the secrets behind his artistry in twice-weekly, two-hour interactive sunset photography tours on the island’s southern shore.Champagne & Oysters: Dramatic Maui sunsets are accompanied by a champagne ceremony at the resort’s beachfront pop-up champagne and oyster bar. Guests can indulge in oysters hand-shucked-to-order as the meet the resort’s up-and-coming sommeliers.Sushi 101: Chef Kela Lau Hee shares authentic Japanese techniques with guests during her weekly hands-on sushi and sake class After working with the island’s freshest produce, guests will dine on a delicious lunch. Four Seasons Maui unveils activity offerings for Couples Season To make reservations for Couples Season, email [email protected] Posted by Tags: Four Seasons, Hawaii Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, September 24, 2018 Travelweek Group