What Stephen Curry expects from DeMarcus Cousins in Warriors home debut vs. Joel Embiid

first_imgOAKLAND – The news came as a surprise to Stephen Curry. Perhaps that is what happens after a long trip. Perhaps that is also what happens after seeing DeMarcus Cousins excel for five games since nursing a left Achilles tendon injury for nearly a year.But when the Warriors (36-14) visit the Philadelphia 76ers (33-18) on Thursday, Cousins will make his Warriors debut at Oracle Arena.“I didn’t realize that. I didn’t think about it,” Curry said. “We’re doing this for five games now on the floor. …last_img

Patna DM imposes curbs on immersion

first_imgDistrict Magistrate Sanjay Agrawal has issued an order that Durga idols must be immersed by September 30, a day before Muharram.In response to a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by Kamal Kishor Pathak, the court on Friday said, “It is a law and order issue, but the petitioners should request the district administration to extend the date for immersing the idols of goddess Durga.”Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh, said he would speak to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on the issue.State BJP chief Nitya Nand Rai, however, said, “It is not an order by the Patna DM but an urge to people for immersion of idols by September 30 with certain provisions … there is nothing serious in it.”last_img read more

Jose Mourinho slams Manchester United’s attitude, intensity after draw vs Wolves

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho questioned his players’ attitude after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.United have just one win from their opening three home games this season and already trail early leaders Liverpool by eight points.”Not a good performance, not a good result. A fair result,” said Mourinho, who praised Wolves, managed by his fellow Portuguese Nuno Espirito Santo.”Wolves, by the way they faced the game, I think they deserve it. They play like I like to play which is like the World Cup final,” he said.”That is the attitude I like my teams to have in every match. We didn’t have that. They did. That attitude made a difference,” added the former Chelsea manager.Wolves created three openings in the opening 17 minutes before Fred gave United a barely deserved lead.”They were in the game from the first minute. They play every ball with every second with the maximum intensity and desire and we didn’t. We started poorly, we started both halves at a low intensity. And it is difficult to win matches when you are not there,” he added.Asked whether he felt his players needed to learn that even against less fancied opposition they need to deliver the maximum effort, Mourinho was scathing.”Come on, this is something you learn when you are a kid in the academy, you don’t need experiences at the highest level to learn that. It is a basic law of football, you have to play at the maximum of your potential, unless you are playing in such a weak league against such weak opponents where playing at 30 percent of your potential is enough. We all know that is not the case (in the Premier League),” he said.advertisementMourinho said that after three straight wins – the most recent in the Champions League against Young Boys Bern on Wednesday – he was baffled by the performance.”I can’t explain the difference of attitude because I never had a difference of attitude. For me it is difficult to explain that. We won three matches away from home. We came back with a good spirit, in peace because we recovered,” he said.”We didn’t have a team that was in big trouble with an accumulation of matches. So yes, it’s a mental situation. An attitude. And again one team was coming to play the game of their lives, the other to relax.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Diego Simeone weighs in on Lopeteguis sacking

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, gave his two cents after the news of Lopetegui’s sacking from Real Madrid became public.Following up on Julen Lopetegui getting fired from Real Madrid this Monday, there are many football figures who gave their opinion on the matter but none was as poignant as Diego Simeone’s.The Atletico Madrid manager offered a press conference this Monday ahead of the Colchoneros’ Copa del Rey match against Sant Andreu on Tuesday, the Argentine manager didn’t want to talk about it at first, but the constant questioning eventually made him break protocol and did leave a headline worth mentioning.“All we think right now is about ourselves, whatever happens around us is not very good for us to talk about, that’s the way we understand it,” said Simeone quoted by La Sexta.“What is important right now for us is only to improve, we need to keep the same line we are having right now despite our defeat against Borussia which was very painful.”“The squad played very well during the first half and the second against Real Sociedad, which was the most difficult squad we could face as visitors right now,” he added.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“That is life, it gives your responsibilities and it always demands the best from you, depending on where you are,” said ‘Cholo’ about Lopetegui’s situation.“Sometimes you get more demanded from life or sometimes less, and this is a game that puts together many situations in which the people around us cannot take for granted, that’s obvious.”#Atleti 🔴⚪ | Simeone: “¿Lopetegui? La vida es así” https://t.co/bjbpoe1WyE pic.twitter.com/2mMXDttHZp— Sport TV (@diariosporTV) October 29, 2018last_img read more

Infosys appoints Michael Pesch as CEO of its consulting business

first_imgInfosys, India’s second largest IT firm, has appointed Michael Pesch as the new chief executive of its consulting arm Infosys Consulting Holding, which was formerly known as Infosys Lodestone. The appointment is effective from April 1, 2016.Pesch’s appointment comes at a time when the company is stepping up its efforts to increase revenues from new areas such as cloud computing and digital technologies. Pesch will be responsible for Infosys’ consulting practice in Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region and will report to Sanjay Purohit, global head of Infosys consulting business, the company said in a statement.The brand said Pesch will focus on expanding the reach of Infosys consultants and experts in digital transformation and design-led innovation, as well as on increasing Infosys’ expertise in large-scale SAP programs.He will also serve as the regional head of Germany, Austria, Switzerland (DACH) countries, bringing an integrated approach to IT transformation to every client engagement in the region, it added.”Over the last several months, we have reinvigorated our global consulting business, strengthening our team and capabilities. Michael’s appointment as CEO of Infosys Consulting Holding AG adds to our strong leadership in Europe and will bring new vigor in our global consulting business,” said Purohit. The appointments are part of Infosys’ CEO Vishal Sikka’s strategy to put the company back on track to generate industry’s leading growth rates in the coming quarters. Sikka aims to boost its revenues to $20 billion by 2020 from the current $8.7 billion recorded last fiscal year.last_img read more

Twins drown in pond

first_imgMap of PabnaA pair of twins aged just two-and-half, drowned in a pond in Boalmari village in Sathia upazila of Pabna on Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased are Ahad and Samad, sons of Alauddin Ali of the village.Inspector (investigation) of Sathia police station Abdul Majid said the two brothers were frolicking near their house around 2:30pm, when they fell into the pond at one stage unnoticed.Later, local people recovered their floating, lifeless bodies from the pond.last_img

Strengthening bonds

first_imgWith the view of strengthening the bond between India and UK , a grand celebration , ‘UK-India year of culture 2017’, took place in the national Capital on Thursday evening with the re-inauguration of British Council Centre by Sir Ciaren Devane, Chief Executive of British Council.The iconic British Council Centre is the epicentre to showcase the strong cultural relationship that India and UK share. Over the time, the British Council keeps on refurbishing its interiors as well as the technology based library, auditorium and the beautiful art gallery according to the highest modern standards. The art gallery demonstrate the variety of British art since 1920 to the present. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Speaking at the event, Ciaren Divane emphasized the necessity to promote cultural exchange for stronger ties between the two nations. He also announced that 2017 will be ‘UK-India year of culture’.He was also accompanied by Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Council Commissioner to India and Alan Gemmell , Director of British Council of India. They both spoke about the traditional and cultural values for connecting both the countries and also gave a glimpse of future projects that will take place within a year. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOn this event , the renowned personalities of British Council addressed the importance of relationship between India and UK to face the challenges of 21st century.The main purpose behind ‘UK- India 2017 year of celebration’ was to enhance the appreciation of contemporary UK in India and vice versa in order to establish a profound and relevant long standing relationship between the two big culturally heritage countries.Apart from this, ‘UK-India 2017’ will seek to challenge the outdated perception of UK with an inspiring programme, demonstrating the quality of contemporary British art and culture. Gemmell, Director of British Council of India , also launched the trailor of ‘Mix the Play’,a special edition of the popular ‘Mix the City’ platform to promote Shakespeare life. Gemmell said , “‘Mix the Play’ will offer digital audiences an exclusive chance to play director of one of Shakespeare’s most loved plays : A Midsummer Night’s Dream and visitors to ‘Mix the Play’ website will be invited to make a short film from a scene in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.The duration of a scene will be under 3 minutes.”  The main purpose behind the project is to make a close interaction between audience and Shakespeare’s play and to educate them about theatre in a fun way. He also added, “We are working closely with the Indian High Commissioner and his team in London to identify how best we can support each other’s programme.” The programme is basically designed for the youth of both nations and with the help of digital technology it will reach a numerous number of audience.The event also saw the launch of some great British artsist work .Last year, Prime Ministers of India and UK, Narendra Modi and David Cameron announced a celebration for the bilateral cultural year to promote deeper connection on India’s 70 years of Independence. Sir Ciaren Devane said, “2017 will see an exciting and surprising UK programmes across in India.”last_img read more