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2017 2:49 pm The 41-year-old actor won the best actor Oscar at the 89th Academy Awards for his performance in Manchester by the Sea. For all the latest Entertainment News, So,which celebrated its golden jubilee last year. However,Jawaharlal Nehru University and University of Hyderabad which have been at the centre of massive rows recently topped the list of central varsities JNU came third while University of Hyderabad came in the fourth place With inputs from agencies By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: September 13 2017 7:49 am Sidi Sayeed mosque on Monday night (Javed Raja) Related News Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will be visiting Sidi Sayeed mosque the last of the major mosques to be built in Ahmedabad under the Mughal era On Tuesday Modi tweeted: “I look forward to visiting the Sabarmati Ashram and the ‘Sidi Saiyyid Ni Jaali’ with PM @AbeShinzo during his India visit” The “jaali” is part of the mosque built in 1573 AD off the eastern end of the Nehru bridge The carved ‘jaalis’ are part of the windows of the western wall of the mosque protected by the Archaelogical Survey of india (ASI) and have become an unofficial symbol of the city of Ahmedabad It also forms a part of the logo of Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) The carvings in stone depict a tree with intertwining branches The mosque that lacks an enclosed courtyard is located in the middle of a busy intersection in the Lal Darwaja locality of the old city Read |Roads decked up 100 cameras in place for Shinzo Abe visit on Wednesday Click here Maulana Abdul Hafeez Rizwi the Imam at the mosque said that evening prayers at the mosque will not be suspended due to the visit of the dignitaries “I was away to my native place in West Bengal and returned only four days ago The talks of prayers being suspended during the visit are mere rumours” said Rizwi who has been the Imam of the mosque for about 30 years Modi and Abe will visit the mosque soon after they land in Ahmedabad on Wednesday afternoon and take part in the cultural roadshow organised enroute to Sabarmati Ashram After visiting the mosque the two leaders will hold bilateral talks For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandip G | Updated: August 16 2017 10:04 am Sri Lankan captaincy was thrust on Dinesh Chandimal but he suffered a whitewash at the hands of India Related News Dinesh Chandimal stood beside the ropes staring vacantly as Virat Kohli and his colleagues celebrated feverishly having won the Test series The Sri Lankan captain smiled when cameras panned towards him but it was clearly a forced smile Just four Tests into his new role it seemed he was already feeling the heat His is not an unusual plight Captaining the Sri Lankan team these days is like having a millstone around one’s neck Or to use a pop culture reference it’s the cricketing equivalent of the cursed iron chair of Game of Thrones: no one sits on it comfortably His predecessor Angelo Mathews too felt the pangs before he decided to relinquish the uneasy crown His predecessor Tillakaratne Dilshan was reported ousted by Mathews and several other players Before that Mahela Jayawardene gave the baton to Kumar Sangakkara having sworn he would never lead the side after the attack on the team bus in Lahore Sangakkara for all his charisma and leadership skills felt it was getting on his nerves Rangana Herath was always reluctant Captaincy then was thrust on Chandimal the third-most experienced player in the side This reluctance is strange because Sri Lanka produced one of the finest and eager leaders cricket has ever seen: Arjuna Ranatunga Asked if a Ranatunga was what the Sri Lankan team in the throes of transition needed Sanath Jayasuriya chairman of the selection committee said: “Then I’ll be a much relieved and happy man…He’s a once in lifetime leader so inspirational and charismatic He comes across as a gruff person but inside he’s loving and affectionate But you don’t always get someone like him” For much of his reign the Sri Lankan team was still a ragtag bunch but still they forged an impression that they couldn’t be easily beaten or bullied “When you look at the present team and the team we had in the early 90s I’d say this team has more talented players but only that they are taking a lot of time to get adjusted to international cricket We have to be patient” Jayasuriya adds But as is often the case here there is no succession plan On a larger note here nobody is groomed for anything Either they do it naturally or they don’t “We are learning from our past mistakes and now we are putting in more effort to find players with leadership skills and deputing them with more responsibilities at a younger age We should also give Chandi a little more time and see if his batting is not affected by captaincy” he points out The latter is a more worrying concern and a recurring pattern Captaincy affected the careers of both Dilshan and Mathews Naturally they hope it isn’t the case with Chandimal Like Ranatunga Sri Lanka also need a Dav Whatmore-like coach to mould them into a fighting unit Of late this job too has been a bit of a musical chair The list in the last five years includes Trevor Bayliss Stuart Law Rumesh Ratnayake Geoff Marsh Graham Ford Paul Farbrace Marvan Atapattu Graham Ford and now Nic Pothas An irony considering that several Sri Lankan coaches such as Chandika Hathurusinghe (Bangladesh) have built a steady reputation elsewhere A stable coach and captain combination could be the first step in resurrecting Sri Lankan cricket *** The first time Aravinda de Silva cast his appreciatory eyes on Mahela Jayawardene was during an inter-school match where he was the guest of honour He was instantly smitten by the youngster who authored languidly classical cover drives like the man himself “The amount of time he had and the way he judged the length I haven’t seen too many youngsters blessed like him I immediately knew he would become a great batsman”de Silva says He indeed became a great batsman but not all schoolboy prodigies have gone on to scale Jayawardene-like heights A couple of classic instances are Jehan Mubarak and Upul Tharanga whose catalogue of international torment is well-storied “Of course it involves a lot of hard work motivation and sacrifice to translate that potential into international cricket Only a few in fact have made it into the big stage” he says Yet school and college cricket are romanticised in Sri Lanka like few other cricket-playing countries in the world Every match is hyped up like an international match with the steel bands in tow with subsets of fierce rivalries like Trinity-Antonian in Kandy or Royal-Thomian (also called the battle of blues) one in Colombo The stands will be packed with not only friends and relatives and teachers but also shrewd scouts from Colombo After the match deals are brokered De Silva snaps into a reverie “The atmosphere used to be electric with a lot of fun in the stands and sometimes even fights between fans of opposite sides But in the end it was a great day of enjoyment That’s the foundation of Sri Lankan cricket and that’s how we have all come through” he says However the school-college cricket culture is mostly an urban phenomenon constricted to a handful of cities like Colombo Kandy and Galle and its suburbs a reason almost every other cricketer to have represented Sri Lankan are from the three pockets And they invariably have to come packing to Colombo to ply in the big clubs and train at the Max Cricket Academy to chart their route to international cricket Hence with a view to decentralise Sri Lankan cricket from the capital city Academy’s High Performance Director Simon Willis says they are chalking out a more equitable model of workload management and manpower “Now the main centre is here in Colombo but more coaches and players will be sent to the other centres in Galle Dambulla and Kandy to make those centres more independent so that the system can be accessed by more players If we do that systematically we can unearth perhaps more Malingas and Muralis But there’s no exact timeframe for results to materialise Five to ten years or maybe more” says Willis He was initially a bit puzzled by the emphasis on club cricket than provincial tournament Then he realised a structural overhaul may backfire “This has a produced a lot of great cricketers so changing it massively could be make it counterproductive So you should look at how it can be made more competitive” he says But how to make it more competitive is the uneasy question that confronts Sri Lankan cricket Some like Jayawardene and Sangakkara have called for a massive tweaking of the structure and a more consistence selection policy Players such as Dimuth Karunaratne have urged for more domestic matches – the most a domestic player gets to play is six three-day matches and a four four-day fixture The corresponding List A numbers are seven while there’s no T20 domestic cricket at all “We have to play more first-class cricket and then we can find more players who can dominate the game That’s the thing SLC have to work on for the players” he reckons Fast-bowling coach Chaminda Vaas believes the standard of the pitches should improve “If we’ve more turners than seaming wickets we end up producing just the spinners and spinners who could get wickets on bad pitches Thus our batsmen will become better players of pace bowling as well I’m not saying we should make only green tracks There should be a mix of all like it used to be in our days” he points out Jayasuriya too concurs with his former teammate “We are taking all these suggestions and trying to restore Sri Lankan cricket Maybe we could’ve planned things in a better way in the past But at least we have identified where we are lacking” he says Such optimism though is rare to find in the salubrious isles *** Swivelling his hips and tapping his feet to the undulating bass of the band amidst a bunch of rapturous school children Percy Abeysekara Sri Lankan cricket’s most famous fan was soaking in the atmosphere Even at 81 his enthusiasm is unfettered but the palms can no longer wave the flag continuously He gives it one of the eager kids and reclines into the plastic chair panting intermittently “Getting old I don’t know how long I can do this” he admits It doesn’t impel his enthusiasm either that Sri Lankan cricket is in an abyss It doesn’t bother him though “It was like when we started playing Test matches We used to lose every match I’m not somebody who supports the team when they’re only winning In fact if they’d been winning I wouldn’t have to cheer them” he says He scans the near vacant stands of the Sinhalese Sports Club and breaks into a soliloquy “If the stands are full and full of music our boys will win That’s soul of our cricket Dance and music Bring it back and we will win” he says before the papare resumes their sprightly music and momentarily it’s forgotten that Sri Lanka are on the brink of an innings defeat A stand full of Percies “Yeah that’s what I want” His eyes wander around Empty stares gaze back at him That tells the story of Sri Lankan cricket For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWashington: The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis preparing to assign 3000 US military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic President Barack Obama planned to announce the stepped up effort Tuesday during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta amid alarm that the outbreak could spread and that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease The new US muscle comes after appeals from the region and from aid organizations for a heightened US role in combatting the outbreak blamed for more than 2200 deaths Representational image AFP Administration officials said Monday that the new initiatives aim to: — Train as many as 500 health care workers a week — Erect 17 heath care facilities in the region of 100 beds each — Set up a joint command headquartered in Monrovia Liberia to coordinate between US and international relief efforts — Provide home health care kits to hundreds of thousands of households including 50000 that the US Agency for International Development will deliver to Liberia this week — Carry out a home- and community-based campaign to train local populations on how to handle exposed patients The officials speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the plans ahead of Obama’s announcement said the cost of the effort would come from $500 million in overseas contingency operations such as the war in Afghanistan that the Pentagon already has asked Congress to redirect to carry out humanitarian efforts in Iraq and in West Africa The officials said it would take about two weeks to get US forces on the ground Sen Chris Coons the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations African affairs subcommittee applauded the new US commitment Coons earlier had called for the Obama administration to step up its role in West Africa "This humanitarian intervention should serve as a firewall against a global security crisis that has the potential to reach American soil" he said Hardest hit by the outbreak are Liberia Sierra Leone and Guinea The virus also has reached Nigeria and Senegal Ebola is spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of sick patients making doctors and nurses especially vulnerable to contracting the virus that has no vaccine or approved treatment The US effort will include medics and corpsmen for treatment and training engineers to help erect the treatment facilities and specialists in logistics to assist in patient transportation Obama’s trip to the CDC comes a day after the United States also demanded a stepped-up international response to the outbreak The US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Monday called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday warning that the potential risk of the virus could "set the countries of West Africa back a generation" Power said the meeting Thursday would mark a rare occasion when the Security Council which is responsible for threats to international peace and security addresses a public health crisis UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was expected to brief the council along with World Health Organization chief Dr Margaret Chan and Dr David Nabarro the recently named UN coordinator to tackle the disease as well as representatives from the affected countries White House press secretary Josh Earnest responding to criticism that the US needed a more forceful response to the outbreak said Monday that Obama has identified the outbreak "as a top national security priority" worried that it could contribute to political instability in the region and that left unchecked the virus could transform and become more contagious He said the administration responded "pretty aggressively" when the outbreak was first reported in March "Since that time our assistance has steadily been ramping up" he said The Senate was also weighing in Tuesday with a hearing to examine the US response An American missionary doctor who survived the disease was among those scheduled to testify Four Americans have been or are being treated for Ebola in the US after evacuation from Africa The US has spent more than $100 million responding to the outbreak and has offered to operate treatment centers for patients While at the CDC Obama also will be briefed about cases of respiratory illness being reported in the Midwest the White House said Public health officials are monitoring a high number of reported illnesses associated with human enterovirus 68 in Iowa Kansas Ohio and elsewhere After leaving Atlanta Obama planned to travel to Florida to visit the headquarters of US Central Command in Tampa where he’ll meet with military officials about the US counterterrorism campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria Central Command overseas US military efforts in the Middle East AP Peshawar: A former Afghan governor kidnapped nearly two weeks ago in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad was freed Friday after a shoot-out with police he told AFP saying he could not identify the men who abducted him Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi said he was being transported by his kidnappers blindfolded when they were stopped at a police checkpoint in Mardan near Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar Gunfire rang out he said and the three men holding him ran away Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi AFP Speaking from the Afghan consulate in Peshawar he said he did not know who snatched him from an upscale district in Islamabad on 12 February "The kidnappers did not talk about their demands and they did not put me in contact with my family" the former Herat provincial governor told AFP He said they had treated him well adding they had not tortured him and fed him regularly Pakistan is in the grip of a homegrown Taliban insurgency but the tightly-guarded capital has a low crime rate The F-7/2 sector where Wahidi was seized is a high security area that houses politicians bureaucrats and expats A senior local police official who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity confirmed police had secured Wahidi’s release early Friday but said he could give no further details about the kidnappers’ identity or whether a ransom was paid A senior diplomat in the Afghan consulate in Peshawar Muhammad Wali Sultani also confirmed Wahidi was handed over to them early Friday Afghanistan had summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul to its foreign ministry and expressed "serious concerns" over the kidnapping A statement from the Afghan foreign ministry Friday said it "appreciates" Pakistan’s efforts in freeing Wahidi adding it "considers cooperation on such issues between both countries as necessary" Kabul has fraught relations with Islamabad which it blames for sponsoring Taliban militants fighting an ongoing insurgency in Afghanistan Wahidi told AFP he hopes to fly to Kabul later Friday AFP most of the content was plagiarised in "the paper ‘Root Colonisation and Quorum Sensing are the Driving Forces of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) for Growth Promotion, be good and smart at combat and endeavour to reform, 2011 2:16 am Related News An order of the Chandigarh Bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) has been challenged in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the ground that it was written by administrative member.

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