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termed it as a routine visit and said it had nothing to do with the upcoming third Test here from 16-20 March. he plays a white man who comes to India on a secret mission, On August 21, identified as Yogi Mathur alias Bittu (40) and Deepak Sharma (30), it will go on the floors on April 14 on account of Tamil New Year day. I played many sports and was good at it.” The “Haider” star revealed his soon to be released film “Shaandaar” was shot in 52 days and out of which 35 days they were shooting in the night. practiced as an instrument of state policy in Pakistan, An injured player was in crutches. It points to the fact that “the Union government has recently initiated several steps to normalise the relationship with Pakistan.
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MD & CEO IOS Sports?S. with 10 each in the other countries “Think about where we were in 1994 `98 2000 and keep going and just think about where we’ll be with even nine more in our league even nine more years of players developing all over the world and then play in the World Cup in our country” Arena said While the joint bid is considered the favorite Arena said he wasn’t assuming the US will host because “we’re being politically correct in a time where you don’t even need to be politically correct” Arena coached the US from 1998-2006 and was rehired in November to replace Jurgen Klinsmann fired following losses to Mexico and Costa Rica in the first two games of the final round of World Cup qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean The US rebounded in March to rout Honduras 6-0 at home and draw 1-1 at Panama Next the US hosts Trinidad and Tobago on June 8 and plays three days later at Mexico City Mexico leads the hexagonal with 10 points followed by Costa Rica (seven) Panama (five) the United States and Honduras (four each) and T&T (three) The top three nations qualify for next year’s tournament in Russia and the No 4 finisher plays Asia’s fifth-place team in a playoff for another berth “We’re far from out of the woods here” Arena said “We have again I think very little margin for error so there’s a lot of urgency in these two games … Perhaps we’re not in as much trouble as we were the last time but I don’t feel good about sitting with four points after four games” The team is tentatively scheduled to reconvene May 28 ahead of an exhibition in Sandy Utah followed by the qualifier against Trinidad at Commerce City Colorado The Utah venue is at about 4500 feet altitude Colorado at 5200 feet and Azteca Stadium at 7820 “Our game plan is already established in some ways in that we are going to go in train at altitude” Arena said adding: “I’ve had experience with this in the past failed miserably” a reference to March training in Colorado Springs ahead of a 2-1 loss at Mexico City in 2005 Arena doesn’t expect strained relations between President Donald Trump’s administration and Mexico to be a factor “Mexico-US is such a big game I would think that that will take precedent over any kind of political issues” Arena said “I don’t think the Mexican fans are going to be pointing fingers at us because of the political climate” On other topics: Arena didn’t think much of the Michael Bradley-Jermaine Jones partnership in Panama “It certainly didn’t look like anything special and as we move forward we continue to look at different possibilities” He is following 61 players for the June games could easily cut to 43 and then trim to 31 in anticipation of calling in 25 He doesn’t expect new faces not in the pool The roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July depends on the June World Cup qualifiers “If we’re in a desperate situation we may need to go with the team that we think is somewhat the team we’re going to play in September If we come out of these games in good shape we will have a little bit more flexibility to look at some new players” Midfielder Christian Pulisic is not likely to play in the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea from May 20-June 11 even though he is on the Americans’ 35-man preliminary roster Pulisic the top American player in last month’s games likely will be with the national team Arena said he exchanged texts with Pulisic after the Borussia Dortmund team bus was bombed this week Arena criticized Mexican referee Cesar Ramos for his work during the game in Panama “I thought the referee did a terrible job” he said “No one kind of walked away from the game and understood what happened You have a field that’s hard to play on a little bit bumpy You have a referee that would not issue cards or call a whole lot fouls and it was just a rough scramble of a game” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Vibha Dhawan | Published: October 14 2009 4:58 am Related News The initial failure of the monsoon in large parts of Indiaand the subsequent floods in the Southare seriously affecting production of our major crops Sugarcane is expected to decline by nearly 30 per cent in Maharashtra Incomes of small rain-fed farms in semi-arid Andhra Pradesh could decline by 20 per cent under harsher climateforcing farmers closer to the poverty line Todayapproximately 20-30 per cent of our production is affected due to extreme weather conditions Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extreme events in ways that are outside the realm of experience So farmer subsidiesdebt waiversrelief measures and so on may provide immediate help but may not necessarily be sustainableparticularly if droughts and floods concomitantly become more frequent and severe Does India lack the capability to bring in world-class agricultural technologies Are our farmers not smart enough to adopt new technologiesor are we not providing an enabling environment One of the key inputs to higher productivity is seed innovation While seed constitutes up to 10 per cent of the input costit can improve up to 40 per cent of the crop yield Take the example of cotton farmers who continue to get value from adopting biotech-improvedinsect-protected cotton seed (commonly known as Bt cotton) Todayover four million cotton farmers cultivate Bt cotton seedsgaining higher yields and more savings in pesticides resulting in higher income and access to a lifestyle that perhaps they had earlier only dreamt of TodayIndia is the second largest producer of cotton in the world; once an importerit is now the second largest exporter This is the power of technology Imagineif we had failed to adopt this technologythe impact of declining global cotton prices on the poor farmer TodayIndia is investing millions and making remarkable progress in space researchnuclear power research and pharma bio-technology But why not in agriculturethe backbone of its economy While the Department of Biotechnology was established way back in 1986the total R&D budget only witnessed a significant increase in the 11th Five Year Plan (Rs 6400 crore) And even thenthe allocation for agriculture bio-tech is smaller than for pharma Other places are trying to pick up the slack Approximately 24 universities37 research institutions and 45 companies are investing in researching about 30 crops Theyre researching traits related to tolerance to insectsfungal/ bacterial/ viral diseases; drought; nutritional factorssalinity and alkalinityand so on Drought-tolerant traits are being added to crops to decrease demands for irrigation and increase productivity in dry conditions Scientists at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) are field testing Sahabhagi Dhana drought-tolerant variety of rice which does not display drought stress or curls leaves when there is no water Globallyother drought-tolerant crops are expected to be commercially available within the next few yearsand regulatory application has already been made for a drought-tolerant corn Investment is also being channelled towards the development of crops that can survive in highly saline soils or very hot conditions Indian farmers need more of these technologies to address food security and other issues in situations arising due to climate change But even if theres researchis the present-day regulatory regime creating an enabling environment for developing and commercialising new technologies Are public sector institutes well-equipped to develop world-class high-yielding technologiesand when will the farmers eventually get access to these crops Even if the government wants the best for the farmersdoes commercialisation work best in public sector institutionsor should we encourage more public-private partnerships The Union Budget this year made agriculture a key focus While it announced some good news for the fertiliser industrythere is still a long way to go for the seed industry While arable land cannot be increasedknowing the way that climate change is affecting supply of waterwe need to build more check damsbunds and reservoirs to ensure that water is used efficiently and harvestednot just for irrigationbut also for charging the water table This will come to our rescue in times of droughts We should re-look at the existing germplasm to choose and develop varieties that are more water efficient A fresh look at technologieswhich were once discarded (maybe due to lack of proper equipment)such as conservation tillage farmingetcmay help in maintaining soil moisture and reduce water run-off We need to move away from a debt-relief-centric to a more proactive and inclusive growth approach There is an urgent need to create better market linkagesbetter facilities in post-harvest storageeasy access to creditremoval of controlsa strong risk mitigation systemandmost importantlyto introduce agricultural and rural reformslike those in the ITchemicaland pharma industries The writer is at TERI in New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Birmingham | Updated: August 7 2016 2:23 am Jonny Bairstow played an attacking innings and reached his eighth Test fifty off 83 balls (source: Reuters) Top News Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali shared an unbroken partnership of 132 to lift England to 414 for five and a lead of 311 runs over Pakistan on the fourth day of the third Test at Edgbaston on Saturday Bairstow was unbeaten on 82 and Moeen 60 not out at the close with England in a good position to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series if they can bowl out the touring side on the final day After resuming on 120 for no wicket England lost captain Alastair Cook for 66 driving a wide ball from Sohail Khan to point where Yasir Shah took a fine diving catch Alex Hales on 54 then edged Mohammad Amir to Younus Khan at second slip and with the Pakistan seamers bowling wide of off stump to restrict the scoring rate Joe Root and James Vince cautiously took the total to 183 for two at lunch Root struggling with a back problem and dropped on 25 made 62 before he top-edged Shah to short fine leg Vince was eight runs short of his first Test half-century when he hung his bat out to a wide ball from Amir and Younus took another neat slip catch Gary Ballance made a patient 28 before he turned a ball from Shah to Asad Shafiq at leg slip but the arrival of Moeen at the crease changed the tempo of the game Bairstow went on the attack and reached his eighth Test fifty off 83 balls while Moeen displayed his full repertoire of wristy strokes and hit eight fours in a sparkling knock For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 5 2016 6:00 am 106 persons had died after consuming spurious liquor in Malvani on June 18 2015 File Photo/Agencies Top News A year after the tragedy a sessions court on Monday framed charges against 14 accused in the Malvani hooch case On June 18 2015 106 persons had died after consuming spurious liquor in Malvani The Mumbai Crime Branch investigating the case has over the span of one year arrested suppliers distributors as well as dealers of the liquor which was found to be methanol mixed with water The accused have been booked under Sections 302 (murder) 307 (attempt to murder) 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) 328 (causing hurt by means of poison etc, We will take precautions to prohibit his entry on the premises of the organisation so that he does not pressure the victims. AFP He faces stiff competition from hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi,” source in the BCCI informed.