IMAGE2014-09-22T06:03:00Z2014-09-22T06:03:00Z5image/jpegPune2014-09-22T06:03:00ZSYSTEMDefaultfalse7121.2false For the Pune FC A squad, comprising mostly of the Under-19 players, the tournament is the first of the 2014-15 season.
Moreover, this is also the first time the squad travels outside Pune for an open tournament in two years.
Speaking ahead of the teams departure, PPFCA Director Ranjan Chowdhury said, This tournament will be a tough one for our boys since a lot of senior teams will be taking part. However, the competition will prepare our youngsters for the upcoming Under-19 I-League.
Pune FC A who play the opening match on 23rd September, have been seeded directly into the prequarterfinal group stage of the tournament and will be clubbed with two other qualifiers. Furthermore, the top two teams from the group will qualify for the quarterfinals.
The 19-member squad left Pune in the wee hours of Sunday, 21st September.
Goalkeepers: Sukhadev Patil, Tanmay Bhattacharjee
Defenders: Balkar Singh, Asheer Akhtar, Myron Mendes, Dimple Bhagat, Monoranjan Singh
Midfielders: Sanchayan Samaddar, Arjun Jayaraj, Chesterpaul Lyngdoh, Jesmon Soares, Pradeesh Clement, Altamash Sayed, Md. Shibili KP, Md. Ashique Kuruniyan, Sannik Murmu, Subhasish Bose
Strikers: Farukh Choudhary, Arif Shaikh
Staff: Naushad Moosa (Coach), Ranjan Chowdhury (Team Manager), Lino Sequeira (Physiotherapist)]]>sify.com2014-09-22T06:03:00Z780182758News2014-09-22T06:03:00ZSYSTEMImageojwgdqeiefjjgbf42da4cf002add6c9a5308ace64cafd2037-12-31T00:00:00Z
IMAGE2014-09-22T05:22:50Z2014-09-22T05:22:50Z5image/jpegKolkata2014-09-22T05:22:00ZSYSTEMLifestylefalse1.2false With a mission to generate the public awareness about the world peace Youth Peace Foundation in association with Raj Vidya Kender on Sunday celebrated the International day of Peace at Bhasha Bhawan Auditorium Hall in Kolkatas National Library.
On this occassion a rally Walk For Peace was being organized which started at 10.45 am from National Library.
P Y Rajendra Kumar, Director General, National Library flagged off the walk.
More than 200 participants took part in the walk.
The Walk for Peace was followed by Cultural programme where a Youth Band Ekalavya performed on different tune to spread the peace among the gathering present to celebrate the day of peace.
Speaking on the occasion, Arun Kumar Khandelia, The Chairman, Institute of Company Secretaries of India (EIRC) said, Thanks to Youth Peace Foundation and Raj Vidya Kender for organizing Walk For Peace to inspire the youth mass building a culture of peace in the world. In the rapidly life where study, work and Technology are constantly challenging them, the youth mass have very little time to consider their own peace and wellbeing.]]>sify.com2014-09-22T05:22:00Z344News2014-09-22T05:22:00ZSYSTEMImageojwfwRcfdjhea160846d355f39a00f6e2af76001bd974
He will be accompanied by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science Technology and Earth Sciences and MoS in PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Space and Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh.
During the visit to the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Gadkari will make an on- the -spot assessment of the damage to roads occurring as a result of floods and discuss remedial steps to be taken thereon.
The visiting Union Ministers to the State along with concerned officers will also undertake an aerial survey of various roads and construction works under progress besides holding meetings with officers of the Border Roads Organization (BRO), CPWD and State Roads Buildings officials to review the status of roads and the damage caused by floods, read an official statement.
In his capacity as the Union Minister of Rural Development, Gadkari will also hold a meeting with concerned officers to discuss issues related to drinking water, sanitation and PMGSY Roads.
Later in the day, Gadkari and Jitendra Singh are scheduled to meet Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
Before their return to Delhi, the two leaders are also scheduled to meet volunteers and representatives of various organizations involved in the flood relief and rehabilitation work in Kashmir.]]>sify.com2014-09-22T02:50:00Z579133066News2014-09-22T02:50:00ZSYSTEMImageojwcPabcdjedg99a394baaf505cf78c5f29c88ec718662037-12-31T00:00:00Z
IMAGE2014-09-22T02:49:03Z2014-09-22T02:49:03Z5image/jpegCalifornia2014-09-22T02:49:00ZSYSTEMSciencefalse6731.2false The cargo ship launched on the companys Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 1:52 a.m. EDT Sunday.
The mission is the companys fourth cargo delivery flight to the space station through a $1.6 billion NASA Commercial Resupply Services contract. Dragons cargo will support experiments to be conducted by the crews of space station Expeditions 41 and 42.
One of the new Earth science investigations heading to the orbital laboratory is the International Space Station-Rapid Scatterometer. ISS-RapidScat monitors ocean winds from the vantage point of the space station.
This space-based scatterometer is a remote sensing instrument that uses radar pulses reflected from the oceans surface from different angles to calculate surface wind speed and direction. This information will be useful for weather forecasting and hurricane monitoring.
Dragon also will deliver the first-ever 3-D printer in space. The technology enables parts to be manufactured quickly and cheaply in space, instead of waiting for the next cargo resupply vehicle delivery.
The research team also will gain valuable insight into improving 3-D printing technology on Earth by demonstrating it in microgravity.
New biomedical hardware launched aboard the spacecraft will help facilitate prolonged biological studies in microgravity. The Rodent Research Hardware and Operations Validation (Rodent Research-1) investigation provides a platform for long-duration rodent experiments in space.
These investigations examine how microgravity affects animals, providing information relevant to human spaceflight, discoveries in basic biology and knowledge that may have direct impact toward human health on Earth.
The Dragon spacecraft also will transport other biological research, including a new plant study. The Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) hardware has supported a variety of plant growth experiments aboard the space station.
The BRIC-19 investigation will focus on the growth and development in microgravity of Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings, a small flowering plant related to cabbage. Because plant development on Earth is impacted by mechanical forces such as wind or a plants own weight, researchers hope to improve understanding of how the growth responses of plants are altered by the absence of these forces when grown in microgravity.
Dragon is scheduled to be grappled at 7:04 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, by Expedition 41 Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency, using the space stations robotic arm to take hold of the spacecraft. NASAs Reid Wiseman will support Gerst in a backup position. Dragon is scheduled to depart the space station in mid-October for a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, west of Baja California, bringing from the space station almost 3,200 pounds of science, hardware and crew supplies.
The space station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and makes research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. NASA recently awarded contracts to SpaceX and The Boeing Company to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station with the goal of certifying those transportation systems in 2017.
Image Credit: NASA Television]]>sify.com2014-09-22T02:49:00Z379351899News2014-09-22T02:49:00ZSYSTEMImageojwcN2cadahhi8379a8dcd9b7feb7af85ac775491c9ec2037-12-31T00:00:00Z
IMAGE2014-09-22T00:35:20Z2014-09-22T00:35:20Z5image/jpegMumbai2014-09-22T00:35:00ZSYSTEMDefaultfalse1.2false According to reports, the Shiv Sena said it would contest from 151 seats, four seats less of its earlier demand of 155.
Under the new proposal, the smaller parties in the alliance will contest from 18 seats, while the BJP will contest 119 seats, which is the same number of seats it had contested in the 2009 state elections.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said, There is a tug of war in the alliance. What is happening right before elections is unfortunate. Seat distribution is a complicated affair.
Addressing a gathering on Sunday, Uddhav said the party needs more power to serve the people.
The Sena earlier wanted to contest from 155 of the 288 seats in the assembly and suggested that the BJP contest from 125 seats.
However, the BJP on Saturday rejected Shiv Senas offer on seat sharing for the upcoming Maharashtra elections.
Speaking to media, Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said: I met Uddhav Thackeray. I told him that we received the proposal... I informed that we cannot accept the proposal.
He said if the proposal is being considered then the party will need to contest lesser seats than the last election
Taking the verbal battle a level higher, Shiv Sena on Friday reacted strongly to its coalition partner for 25 years.
In Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena is a party that gives, not a party that takes. We are not asking. We are giving. They should think about what they are asking, media reports quoted Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut as saying.
He also said that, Shiv Sena was not going to compromise with Maharashtras self-respect, or the partys self-respect.
It is up to them to accept or not, Raut added.
The reaction came hours after the BJP gave a 12-hour deadline to its Shiv Sena to decide on the issue of tough seat-sharing negotiation for the Maharashtra Assembly polls scheduled next month.
The BJP earlier said the party wants to contest a minimum of 130 of the 288 seats in the Maharashtra assembly.
The BJP also demanded the chief ministerial post.
Both of the demands are dismissed by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray that led to a coalition impasse.
The Mahayuti or grand coalition partners in NDA locked horns over seat sharing deadlock going on for weeks.]]>sify.com2014-09-22T00:35:00Z346News2014-09-22T00:35:00ZSYSTEMImageojwa9vhdcecha1142199