Mobile Financial Services and mHealth

first_imgPosted on February 1, 2011November 13, 2014Click 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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The mHealth Alliance and the World Economic Forum have a new publication out on relationships between mhealth and mobile financial services (MFS): “Amplifying the Impact: Examining the Intersection of Mobile Health and Mobile Finance.” The publication uses maternal health to illustrate some of the intersections of MFS and mhealth:Maternal health could greatly benefit from the use of mobile financial services. Along the continuum of the 14-month cycle of healthcare, there are key points where mobile financial access could address key issues in the patient, provider or service, and HR or administrative levels of support.With the MHTF newsletter on mhealth, a briefing in The Economist, and a host of other discussions, mhealth is becoming a hot topic for analysis. Be on the lookout here on the MHTF site for some more in-depth looks at mhealth in the future.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

WOMEN IN MEDIA TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

first_imgEncourage and up skill local affiliates on development of their affiliate media promotion.  In conjunction with the TFA Media Coordinator plan and coordinate a state affiliate media program to train, educate and up-skill affiliates on media generation and publication. Develop state and affiliate media networks and disseminate this amongst the affiliates. Touch Football Australia will be coordinating a two day media training induction program in conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission and the University of Canberra’s Sports Media training department in Canberra on the 23 – 24 July 2007.The program will utilize funding allocated to TFA in the 2006/07 allocation by the Australian Sports Commission’s Sports Leadership Grants for Women Program.Six volunteers, one from each State Branch, will congregate in Canberra for a two day workshop that will focus on a “hands on” media training workshop on day one, and Sporting Pulse and website utilization on day two.The Women in Media Training Scholarship Program is an ideal opportunity to recognise the roles that women volunteers play in the sport and reward specific individuals with additional training and professional development in the sport.The program’s scope will offer women who wish to persue level entry media training an opportunity to broaden their skill set in the discipline. The nominated candidates will be utilized in a volunteer capacity to contribute to media and promotion of the sport in their State, and at various events.Each State will seek applicants for the scholarships and the main areas of position responsibility will be to:center_img Encourage and promote relationship building with their local media contacts. Any enquiries, or access to the Position Description can be to be directed to the relevant State Branch Office.State Branch Managers will submit nominations by Friday 8 June 2007.last_img read more

10 months agoSarri declares Fabregas should leave Chelsea

first_imgSarri declares Fabregas should leave Chelseaby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has backed Cesc Fabregas’ departure from the club. The 31-year-old is on the verge of joining Monaco, managed by his former teammate Thierry Henry.Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham, Sarri said: “I can say only my opinion, I don’t know the decision of the club. [And] in my opinion he needs to go.”At this club there’s a rule, the renewal of players over 30 is for one year. I don’t want a player as important as Cesc unhappy.”I don’t know, yesterday he had a free day for the injury, so I don’t know.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoLampard: Why it didn’t work at Chelsea for Salah

first_imgLampard: Why it didn’t work at Chelsea for Salahby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard admits he knew Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was destined for bigger things when they played together.Salah moved to Stamford Bridge in 2014 but struggled for game time under Jose Mourinho and made just 19 appearances for the club before joining Roma.Lampard was a team-mate of the Egyptian for six months before his own Chelsea career came to an end that summer.”Unfortunately for Mo, it didn’t work out here but it is great credit to him. He went to Italy and then came back and now he’s a superstar,” said Lampard.”As for his path, it’s hard to compare what might have been. The talent was obviously there.”At the time, I think we had a lot of options in attacking areas. Number 10s, wingers, and he didn’t get as many opportunities for whatever reason, but yes, you could see the talent was there.”But the player that he is now, or that came back to Liverpool, I think you have to say huge credit is due. You don’t have to search for anything more than look at Mo himself.”You have to say what professionalism and work ethic, to leave a club like Chelsea is not easy.”People then cast you aside and say you won’t make it there. He went on to be the superstar he is now. It is completely credit to Mo himself.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoMan Utd defender Maguire fears dodgy club form hurting England

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Maguire fears dodgy club form hurting Englandby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Harry Maguire fears club issues are having a negative effect on England’s beleaguered defenders.Maguire concedes that club struggles may be hurting international form.He said: “Maybe it is a confidence thing because we bring our club football to the international level.“It was a difficult game. We started sloppy and we took the lead in the game when we probably didn’t deserve to.“In the second half, we controlled the game a lot more but we gave them a sloppy goal to win the game.“So we do need to improve on that. It’s hard to lose any football game, but we were not at our best and got punished.” last_img read more

How Arsenal could line up with Denis Suarez

first_imgArsenal remain in talks with Barcelona over the loan signing of Denis Suarez until the end of the season as Unai Emery looks to bolster his squad in January.Emery, along with head of football Raul Sanllehi, has identified the 25-year-old as a player to bolster the Gunners’ attacking options, with the versatile midfielder set to be reunited with a man who managed him at Sevilla during the 2014-15 season.Suarez labelled Emery as “one of the best coaches around” at the time, and it is clear that he feels his compatriot would get the best out of him at the Emirates Stadium. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “He is one of the best coaches around. He really gets the best out of us,” Suarez told UEFA’s official website. “He considers each and every one of his players and always puts those who are in the best possible shape in his starting lineup. I have been playing for him for a year and I am really happy.  “He always talks to you, both in good moments – to prevent you being distracted – and bad, to help you recover. The way he treats players is exceptional.”But where would he fit into Emery’s system in north London?Suarez2When questioned over where Suarez could play if he came to Arsenal, Emery mentioned that he played as a “left or right winger” during his spell at Sevilla. However, at Barcelona he has played in both central midfield and on the flanks.He is predominantly right-footed but has featured on the left at Barca where he regularly cuts inside and feeds the forward players with his pin-point passing.Although Arsenal have played with wingers sporadically this season, Emery is convinced that Suarez’s arrival would bolster their options on the flanks due to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s inconsistency and Alex Iwobi yet to produce regular goals and assists in attackSuarez can also play in central midfield which will come in handy when Aaron Ramsey leaves for Juventus this summer, especially if the Gunners do activate a clause to buy the Spaniard.Suarez 1Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique once touted Suarez as Andries Iniesta’s long-term replacement and it’s clear that his versatility and technical ability are the two main reasons why Emery wants him at Emirates Stadium”Why not? Players have to evolve. He has to improve. Iniesta is Harry Potter, he makes magic, and it is difficult to find another. But Denis is on the right path and I hope he can be Iniesta’s heir. “Denis is the youngest player in the squad and one of the few players to leave Barca B and be able to return. That is because of taking care of the ball but also working hard off the ball, which some players forget about. “You have the ball for a minute or a minute-and-a-half in the game, so if you do not do well without it, you have no chance at this level. Denis understands that and he is well loved by his team-mates.”Suarez will almost certainly fit into any system that Emery deploys and if the loan deal is completed this month it won’t be a surprise to see him playing in both central midfield and on the flanks, as has been the case during his time at Barcelona.last_img read more

Lille president: Liverpool have discussed Pepe

first_imgLiverpool have held discussions with Nicolas Pepe’s representatives, but not with Lille, claims Gerard Lopez, the president of the Ligue 1 club.Pepe’s name has reportedly been a popular one in the transfer market, following a breakout season at Lille that saw him score 22 goals, good for second in Ligue 1, as well as add 11 assists, which was also second-best in the French top flight.The 24-year-old Ivory Coast star’s performance helped Lille to a second place finish in Ligue 1 and has gottenh his name linked with the likes of Arsenal, Bayern Munich and the Champions League winning Reds. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Liverpool have reportedly denied interest in the player, but Lopez claims the Anfield outfit have discussed a possible move, albeit with Pepe’s agents and not with Lille.”I know there have been discussions with the player, not with us as a club,” Lopez told RMC Sport.”Liverpool have players in those positions and I read that maybe there were players who could leave, or not.”I am not particularly focused on Liverpool. But it is true that there have been discussions with agents.”But while Liverpool may have interest in Pepe, they are not the only ones, according to Lopez.Currently on duty with Ivory Coast, who play Mali on Monday in the Africa Cup of Nations last-16, Pepe was the subject of a pair of offers from unnamed teams prior to the tournament in Egypt, according to Lopez.But Pepe did not want to have to decide his future during the tournament and Lille have decided to respect his wishes.”We had two offers before the Africa Cup of Nations,” Lopez said. “We’ll see after that, my position was to see if we could not do something before it, we had two proposals before it, I had two clubs.“The agents, with whom we have good relations, have asked us a little time to look at other options. It is not Lille who discusses alone.The player has of course the right to have preferences.“At the beginning of the Africa Cup of Nations, he said that being in a competition like this and having your mind to something else, it’s complicated.“It is a big career choice. In his head there are things going on.“We agreed to wait until the end of the Africa Cup of Nations.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Lampard praises Pulisic for Chelsea commitment

first_imgFrank Lampard praised Christian Pulisic’s desire to get started on his Chelsea career quickly and believes the young American will be a big signing for the Blues. Pulisic put years of Premier League transfer speculation to rest when he signed with Chelsea on a £57 million ($72m) deal in January, though he finished out the 2018-19 season with Borussia Dortmund on loan. The 20-year old just completed the Gold Cup with the U.S. national team, where he scored three goals and added three assists as he guided the Americans to the final.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Though the USMNT fell to rivals Mexico in the final, Pulisic was named the tournament’s best young player for his performances. And while the Gold Cup final was only July 7, Lampard confirmed Pulisic will cut any prospective vacation short to join up with Chelsea next week, just nine days after the Mexico defeat. “Christian joins us on Tuesday,” Lampard told reporters. “He’s had a short break, but he wanted to get back with us quickly, which I certainly appreciate.” The manager likened the decision to something he would have done, and credits Pulisic with having a bright future with the club. “I appreciate that [coming straight off the Gold Cup],” Lampard added. “It’s how I would have been. “It’s a big move for him to a huge club. He’s a top young player. He’s only going to go one way in terms of his career – he’s going to go up and be a big signing for Chelsea. I hope so. I look forward to working with him. “It’s important we start the season as well as we can. I know we have injuries – people back at Cobham now that are influential players for us at similar positions, so we’ll need him.” Chelsea defender David Luiz also praised Pulisic’s talent and indicated the club want to help him reach his potential at Stamford Bridge. “Pulisic is another top player, top talent, and young,” Luiz said. “He just finished the last tournament very well, trying to do the best for the USA. For sure we’re going to wait for him here to help him develop as soon as possible.” Chelsea head to Japan for the next stage of their pre-season, facing Kawasaki Frontale on July 17 followed by contests against Barcelona, Reading, Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Monchengladbach before starting their Premier League season against Manchester United on August 11.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Ndombele: Premier League ‘intensity’ will take getting used to

first_imgTanguy Ndombele says his first experience of Premier League football was more intense than what he was used to in his native France.Tottenham’s record signing made an impression on his first outing, scoring a superb equaliser to help his side come from behind to beat Aston Villa.His rifled half-volley from the edge of the area was followed by a brace from Harry Kane, with Spurs making the perfect start to the new season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “As I have said, I am not used to scoring, so, it’s good for me and for the team,” Ndombele told Canal+.“The most important thing is that we won today. It was difficult for me. The football moves quicker here, there is more intensity.“In France, often when you win the ball you try to calm the play down, but here you try to push forward immediately. And I am going to try to adapt as quickly as possible.“This is a nice squad, the young ones as well as the older ones, the squad seems quite harmonious, it is a squad that has gotten close over several years. I am just trying to integrate and do what is needed on the pitch.”Tanguy Ndombele TottenhamNdombele had an impressive debut for Spurs overall, his ball progression through midfield reaping more reward once the added guile of Christian Eriksen was brought from the bench.Villa certainly gave Mauricio Pochettino’s side a scare but there was plenty to be optimistic about with Ndombele’s fellow arrivals yet to feature.Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon, both signed on deadline day, will be eased into the first-team picture while Dele Alli is working his way back from injury.Ndombele is set for another intense game next week. Tottenham’s first away game of the season sees them travel to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, who started the defence of their title in ominous form.City weren’t at their best against West Ham but weathered an early storm to win 5-0 in a game defined by Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick and some hairline offside calls from VAR.After the City game, Spurs host Newcastle before the first North London derby of the season at the Emirates on September 1. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Maryland Only Sent Out 10 Players For Its First Play – Here’s Why

first_imgMaryland with 10 players against Texas.This past June, Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair passed away after being hospitalized following an organized team workout. McNair, who was just 19 years old, reportedly had trouble recovering after a series of sprints.According to McNair’s family, he died of a heat stroke. Maryland has since fired its strength and conditioning coach Rick Court and placed head coach D.J. Durkin on leave.Saturday, in Maryland’s first game, the team found a way to honor McNair.On the Terrapins’ first offensive play of the game, they only sent out 10 players – clearly leaving a spot open to honor McNair.Maryland didn’t snap the ball – instead opting to force the referees to call a delay of game penalty. Texas head coach Tom Herman declined the penalty.It was a great moment:Maryland took a delay of game to honor Jordan McNair. Texas declined the penalty. pic.twitter.com/7bVkKNVWLW— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 1, 2018Texas is looking for revenge against Maryland, which upset the Longhorns a year ago. The game is being broadcast on FS1.last_img read more

Report Details The Latest On Jeff Brohm, Louisville

first_imgPurdue football head coach Jeff Brohm.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Jeff Brohm of the Purdue Boilermakers looks on during warmups before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Louisville football program is in search of a new head coach after the team fired Bobby Petrino earlier this season. Reports detailed Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm as the immediate favorite to take over at his alma mater in the wake of Petrino’s firing.According to multiple reports, Brohm met with Louisville on Tuesday night and was expected to make a decision about his coaching future on Wednesday afternoon. However, as over 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Brohm remains the Boilermakers’ head coach.A recent report from Football Scoop suggests Brohm and Louisville scheduled yet another meeting for Wednesday night.Here’s more from the report:Amid reports that a final resolution is expected today, sources say disagreements about Brohm’s possible salary is what has drawn the process out this far. With Brohm’s decision still up in the air, sources said Louisville has further meetings planned for tonight with the goal of getting the former Cardinals quarterback back in black and red.Brohm’s first two years at Purdue resulted in 6-6 regular season and one bowl win – with another potentially in the cards this season.Stay tuned.[Football Scoop]last_img read more

Alabama Insider Has New Update On QB Tua Tagovailoa

first_imgalabama and georgia play in the sec championship gameATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to pass in the first half against the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Tua Tagovailoa and No. 1 Alabama have arrived at the Orange Bowl for tonight’s College Football Playoff semifinal contest against No. 4 Oklahoma.All eyes early in the game will be on Tagovailoa and his ankle. The Crimson Tide’s star quarterback suffered an ankle injury in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia and had to have a minor procedure.Tagovailoa has told reporters that his ankle was at about “85 percent” this week in anticipation of tonight’s game.A college football insider has a promising update on Tua’s status.The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman says that an Alabama staffer told him that Tagovailoa had looked closer to “100 percent” during practice this week.“Tua Tagovailoa had said the other day that his injured ankle was 80-85 percent. I asked an Alabama staffer about how Tua’s looked at practice this week. ‘Nah, he’s looking back to 100 percent the way he was moving around out there,’” Feldman tweeted.Tua Tagovailoa had said the other day that his injured ankle was 80-85 percent. I asked an Alabama staffer about how Tua’s looked at practice this week. “Nah, he’s looking back to 100 percent the way he was moving around out there.”— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 29, 2018Tagovailoa will start behind center for Alabama, but the Crimson Tide could go to backup Jalen Hurts if there are any issues.Alabama and Oklahoma are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

ESPN Names College Football’s 5 Hardest Schedules In 2019

first_imgGeorgia football players kneeling before a game.JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 27: The Georgia Bulldogs take a knee during a game against the Florida Gators at TIAA Bank Field on October 27, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Earlier this month, ESPN updated its Football Power Index (FPI) in anticipation of the upcoming 2019 college football season.One of the metrics the FPI uses is remaining strength of schedule. It uses a number of factors to calculate which team has the hardest remaining slate ahead of them.As of now, every team has its entire schedule ahead of them, so the remaining strength of schedule is simply a preseason ranking of every team’s 12-game campaign.According to the FPI, the five toughest schedules in the country can be found in the Pac-12 and SEC. South CarolinaUSCFloridaStanfordGeorgiaThe FPI projects Florida and Georgia to be top-five teams, while slotting South Carolina at No. 18 and USC at No. 25.Stanford, meanwhile, is ranked 33rd by the FPI.You can view the full FPI rankings here.last_img read more

Stanford Starting QB Declared Out For Saturday’s Game Vs. USC

first_img After Thursday’s practice, @CoachDavidShaw announced that K.J. Costello has been ruled out for Saturday’s game. Davis Mills is expected to make his first career start against USC. #GoStanford pic.twitter.com/EVBcVih7n3— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) September 6, 2019Mills doesn’t have much experience–prior to last week, he had only attempted two career passes–but he was a five-star recruit and the top-rated Pro-Style passer in the 2017 class. We’ll see how long the job is his.Stanford and USC will kick off at 10:30 p.m. ET Saturday night.ESPN will broadcast the game from Los Angeles. A Stanford cheerleader waving a flag.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 02: Stanford Cardinal color guard wave giant Stanford flags on the field against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Two days before a meeting with USC, Stanford star quarterback KJ Costello has been declared out due to injury, the Cardinal announced.Costello had been listed as “questionable” throughout the week. He left Stanford’s win over Northwestern last week after taking a hit to the head.Before exiting, Costello had been 16-for-20 for 152 yards. He was replaced by Davis Mills, who completed 7-of-14 passes for 81 yards.Mills will make his first career start on Saturday against the Trojans, who will be starting true freshman Kedon Slovis after JT Daniels suffered a season-ending knee injury in last week’s opener.last_img read more

Florida, Utah Schedule Home-And-Home Football Series

first_imgA general view of florida's ben hill griffin stadiumGAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 17: A general view of first half action as the Idaho Vandals and Florida Gators play at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)SEC and Pac-12 teams don’t play each other too often. When they do though, the games can be competitive thrillers.According to a report, it looks like a rare SEC-Pac-12 game has been scheduled, and it’s not a neutral-site contest.Florida and Utah will play in a home-and-home series starting in 2022, per GatorSports.com’s Pat Dooley. The first game will be played in Gainesville.In 2023, Florida will head way out west to play the Utes in Salt Lake City.Per sources, Florida has scheduled non-conference games against @Utah_Football with game in Gainesville in 2022 and Salt Lake City the following year. Plan accordingly.— Pat Dooley (@pat_dooley) September 23, 2019Both Florida and Utah are known for their dominant defenses. On the other side of the ball, both teams have typically struggled to find an offensive identity. Obviously, there’s still a few years until the teams will play. But nonetheless, this series will feature some entertaining football.This year, there’s been two very exciting games between Pac-12 and SEC schools. In week one, Auburn knocked off Oregon with a late touchdown in a comeback victory for the Tigers. This past Saturday, Cal narrowly escaped SEC territory with a win over Ole Miss.If the Florida-Utah series is anything like the Auburn-Oregon and Cal-Ole Miss games, then college football fans are in for a treat.Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the series is that it’s not a neutral site game. While neutral-site games are typically played in impressive venues, they tend to lack the true spirit of college football. But this series will be played in both team’s home stadium.last_img read more

You are my batting inspiration, Smriti Mandhana jokes with Yuzvendra Chahal

first_img India Today Web Desk WellingtonFebruary 6, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 13:31 IST Smriti Mandhana has been in sublime form in India women team’s ongoing tour of New Zealand (@BCCIWomen Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSmriti Mandhana made her debut on Chahal TV in WellingtonMandhana scored the fastest T20I half-century by an Indian woman in the 1st T20I vs New Zealand womenMandhana rose to the top spot of the ODI women’s batter rankingsIndia’s vice-captain Smriti Mandhana made her debut on Chahal TV, the popular chat series for BCCI by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Wednesday.Smriti Mandhana, the world No. 1 batter in ODIs, joked she was inspired after watching Chahal bat during the fourth ODI of the recently-concluded five-match series in New Zealand. Tail-ender Chahal top scored for India with 18 in their 8-wicket defeat during which they were bowled out for 92 – their lowest-ever total in New Zealand.”Yes, yes. I was inspired a lot after seeing you bat in the 4th ODI (vs New Zealand in Hamilton). I felt like I have to develop my game. You’re one my inspirations when it comes to batting,” Smriti Mandhana said when Chahal had asked her if she had learnt anything watching him bat in New Zealand.World No 1 batter makes her debut on Chahal TV@mandhana_smriti has been taking her batting inspiration from this leg spinner . Find out who it is in this fun segment of @yuzi_chahal TV – by @RajalAroraFull video https://t.co/ND9xz7OUgR #ChahalTV pic.twitter.com/fLHBysiltmBCCI (@BCCI) February 7, 2019Mandhana has been in cracking form in India women cricket team’s ongoing tour of New Zealand. The left-handed opener had scored 195 runs, including a century, and helped India to a 2-1 win in the ODI series.Mandhana rose to the top spot of the ODI women’s batter rankings after the series win over New Zealand. The elegant opener has carried her form into the ongoing T20I series against the White Ferns.advertisementMandhana scored the fastest T20I half-century by an Indian woman when she got to the half-century mark in the first T20I against New Zealand women in just 24 balls on Wednesday. Nonetheless, Mandhana’s quickfire knock wasn’t enough to help India gun down a 160-run target.Feels nice to have won the ICC Award: Smriti MandhanaTalking about the ICC Player of the Year award which she had won recently, Mandhana said: “I am very happy to have won the ICC Player of the Year award. When Jhulu di (Jhulan Goswami) had won it, I was a kid. I read it in newspapers. It feels nice.”Smriti Mandhana also spoke about sharing jersey number 18 with India captain Virat Kohli.”I wanted number 7 on the back of my jersey. My roll number at school was 7. But someone else had already taken 7. Vikas sir, our team manager, then suggested me to take 18 (Virat Kohli’s jersey number). I knew it only a couple of years ago that Virat also has been playing with 18 on the back of his jersey.”Earlier in the day, Smriti Mandhana had spoken about the repeated failures of India’s middle order in tight chases and insisted that she needs to take more responsibility in such situations.”Practically, I would say I have to bat till 20 overs, that is the best option. The more I bat till 18 overs, we won’t collapse because if the top three or 4 batters can bat till the 18-20th overs then rest can revolve around them, so tactically that is what I will try to do,” Mandhana had said.Also Read | I have to bat till 20 overs to avoid another collapse: Smriti MandhanaAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Smriti MandhanaFollow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow Virat Kohli You are my batting inspiration, Smriti Mandhana jokes with Yuzvendra ChahalMaking her debut on Chahal TV, India women’s cricket team vice-captain Smriti Mandhana spoke about the ICC Women’s Player of the Year Award and sharing the jersey number with men’s team captain, Virat Kohli.advertisementlast_img read more

Huma Qureshi makes fashion blunder with sheer top and sports bra. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani is comfortable yet sexy in spaghetti crop top and track pants at Mumbai airport 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Huma Qureshi was recently spotted at the Mumbai airport.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The actress is a regular in the fashion blunder category.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: This time for her airport look, Huma tried going the safe way by wearing an all-black attire but even that was no help.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: The actress wore a black sheer top with a black sports bra under it.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: She paired it with black yoga pants and hot pink shimmery sneakers which are hurting our eyes.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: Huma completed her look with a Karl Lagerfeld tote bag and purple aviators. We have one question. What were you thinking?Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Tags: Huma Qureshiairport lookFashion BlunderSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Huma Qureshi was recently spotted at the Mumbai airport. The actress was a fashion disaster in her black sheer top and sports bra which she paired with sparkly pink sneaker.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5c97410783e911553416455_1485274_editCommentContent Publish date: Sunday, March 24, 2019 – 13:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433:last_img read more

Where’s the screening tonight?

first_imgWhere’s the screening tonight?With enticing deals on food and spirits, the IPL season can be one long party for those who frequent sports bars and pubs in Delhi.advertisement Aasheesh Sharma New DelhiApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 02:30 IST Sports lovers watch IPL action at Pebble Street, New Friends Colony. (Photo: Mail Today)As the mercury soars in the Capital, cricket frenzy appears to be peaking as well. Bang in the middle of the Indian Premier League (IPL), food and hospitality establishments are dishing out special menus with the sporting fan in mind. With the matches going to the wire, there’s nothing better than cheering for your favourite IPL team sitting with your buddies with a mug of cold beer in the hand.Although there’s a school of sports fans that still swears by enjoying the action from the comfort of their living rooms, a growing legion of Delhi’s sports lovers likes to head to a sports bar or restaurant that hosts live screenings of sporting action on giant screens.”What makes IPL screenings at a sports bar special vis-à-vis watching sports at home is the banter,” says Anuj Bhargava, a 42-year-old white goods entrepreneur. “I’ve been coming for Formula One (F1)screenings with my friends to Pebble Street for more than a decade now. And even today, it is the destination we prefer when it comes to sports screenings,” he adds. Beginning to screen live F1 races at their New Friends Colony outlet at the turn of the century, Pebble Street is one of the best known sports bars in the Capital.”Ever since we began screening F1 races, in 2000, we realised Delhi’s fans have an enormous appetite for watching sports with like-minded fans over mugs of beer and eats. So, apart from the IPL season and the World Cup, we take our sport seriously and make sure we have screenings held through the year,” says Ashish Ahuja, Director, Pebble Street.advertisementAhuja says sports bars go the extra yard during marquee events such as the IPL and the cricket and football World Cups to sweeten the deal for sports fans with enticing offers on food and spirits. Boasting an impressive collection of draught beers available on tap, Pebble Street is offering pitcher promotions on wheat beer, lager, and international brands such as Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Erdinger and White Rhino this season.Offering packages during the IPL makes business sense for restaurant chains, too, says Shraddha Motipara, Marketing Head, The Irish House.”We have even customised our menu and packages based on cricketing parlance such as fours and sixes. So, in our DIY platter at the Nehru Place and Noida outlets, you can pick four or six veg appetisers for a reasonable price.”With boisterous fans, special menus and deals on spirits, what else does the cricket connoisseur need? Good-quality speakers that help fans enjoy key moments such as caught behind and run out replays. Inconsistent sound, wrong screen placement and dingy projectors can take the joy out of the best of matches.So, restaurants are investing in large screens, deep-contrast projectors and high-luminosity screens.”Our seating is such that every person present at The Irish House is facing either a TV or a giant screen,” says Motipara of The Irish House.With bars and restaurants lining up special discounts during the IPL, the cricket world up in May and Wimbledon in June, it appears to be one long summer party for the Capital’s sports fans.ALSO READ | Food for the godsALSO READ | Serving home on a plate | FoodGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMukesh Rawatlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A50 at Rs 18,490: Should you buy it over Galaxy M40?

first_imgSamsung Galaxy A50 at Rs 18,490: Should you buy it over Galaxy M40?The Galaxy A50 is now selling at a starting price of Rs 18,490. With a Super AMOLED display, 4,000mAh battery and a headphone jack, does the Galaxy A50 offer more value compared to the Galaxy M40?advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJune 17, 2019UPDATED: June 18, 2019 09:14 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung Galaxy A50 is now available at Rs 18,490 on Flipkart.The Galaxy A50 offers a Super AMOLED display and 4,000mAh battery.The Galaxy M40 is priced at Rs 19,990 and offers an Infinity-O display and Snapdragon 675 chipset.Samsung is selling its Galaxy A50 (Review) at a starting price of Rs 18,490 these days. You can find this new pricing on Flipkart during the Mobile Bonanza sale and on Samsung’s online store as well. The Galaxy A50 was launched at Rs 19,990, which already made it an attractive deal under Rs 20,000. At this same price, Samsung has now launched the Galaxy M40, which makes one wonder which of the two phones consumers should be going for.The Galaxy A50 offers an Infinity-U Super AMOLED display along with a sleek and attractive design, triple camera setup and a large 4,000mAh battery, all at a new starting price of Rs 18,490. The Galaxy M40, on the other hand, is the first phone in its segment to offer a punch-hole Infinity-O display. It also brings a triple camera setup and a Snapdragon 600 series chipset. So which Samsung phone is the best one for you?– The display will likely be a big factor when it comes to choosing between the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy M40. The Galaxy A50 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ Infinity-U display that sees a droplet-shaped notch on top. More importantly, Samsung has used a Super AMOLED panel that offers vivid colours, deeper blacks and better power efficiency compared to an LCD panel. The Galaxy M40, on the other hand offers a 6.3-inch FHD+ Infinity-O display with a hole-punch cutout on the screen to house the selfie camera. The Galaxy M40, however, uses an LCD panel rather than AMOLED, which won’t offer the same richness as you would get on the Galaxy A50.advertisement — Both the Galaxy M40 and Galaxy A50 offer curved glasstic rear panels in some unique gradient shades. The Galaxy A50 comes in Blue, Black and White colours with prism-like gradience to them, while the Galaxy M40 is offered in Midnight Blue and Seawater Blue colours. Here, both the phones offer something fresh and unique as far as finishes go, so there are no wrong choices.– The Galaxy M40 offers a traditional rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which is fast and accurate. The Galaxy A50, on the other hand, gets an in-display fingerprint sensor, which is more up-to-date with the current trend but is noticeably slower than a physical sensor.– The Galaxy A50 houses a 4,000mAh battery, which can easily last a full day and maybe more on a single charge. Meanwhile, the Galaxy M40 offers a smaller 3,500mAh battery, which will understandably not deliver the same kind of battery life as the Galaxy A50.– When it comes to the cameras, both the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy M40 deliver triple camera systems with almost similar lenses. Both the phones offer 8MP ultra wide-angle lens and 5MP depth sensor. The primary camera on the Galaxy A50 is a 25MP f/1.7 aperture, while the Galaxy M40 offers a 32MP f/1.7 primary camera. When it comes to the selfie camera, the Galaxy A50 offers a higher resolution 25MP selfie snapper while the Galaxy M40 gets a 16MP camera.– The Galaxy M40 is the only Galaxy M series phone right now to offer a Qualcomm chipset. It is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 675 chipset which is paired with an Adreno 612 GPU. The Galaxy A50 uses Samsung’s own Exynos 9610, which is noticeably faster on paper with a peak speed of 2.3GHz. We are yet to test the Galaxy M40’s performance, but the Snapdragon 675 has proven to be a pretty snappy and capable mid-range processor in the past. The Galaxy A50 with Exynos 9610 also delivers a fast and smooth user experience even while gaming and is easily on par with the Snapdragon 675 chipset. — Both the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy M40 ship with Android Pie with One UI on top. As far as the software is concerned, you will get the same experience on both the phones with new features like system-wide night mode, redesign user interface for easier one-handed use and new gesture-based navigation.– Perhaps the biggest deciding factor may be the simplest of features – the headphone jack. While the Galaxy A50 comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, Samsung decided to drop the port on the Galaxy M40. Samsung told SamMobile that it did this to make the Galaxy M40 slim at 7.9mm, but the Galaxy A50 is still slimmer at 7.7mm and offers a slightly bigger screen while retaining the headphone jack.Should you buy the Galaxy A50 or Galaxy M40?Samsung is making it difficult for consumers to pick a device under Rs 20,000 as the company has launched a number of exciting phones in the budget to mid-range segments this year. The Galaxy M series and new Galaxy A series phones have offered exciting designs along with great hardware at impressive prices. The Galaxy M40 and Galaxy A50 are priced close to each other, which makes it difficult to pick one clear winner.advertisementThe Galaxy M40’s biggest USP is its Infinity-O display, which is new and unique for this segment. It also brings a trusted and capable Snapdragon 675 chipset with more RAM and storage compared to the Galaxy A50. It even gets a high-resolution 32MP triple camera setup. But the Galaxy A50 at Rs 18,490 looks a little more attractive because it sports a Super AMOLED display which can’t be beaten. It also comes with a larger battery capacity, an in-display fingerprint sensor and a headphone jack.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A50 review: Premium features now come at an affordable priceALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M40 quick review: A solid addition to the Galaxy M seriesGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy M40Follow Galaxy A50 Nextlast_img read more