Cricket News Apne hi ghar mein kya inaugurate karna: ‘Humble’ Dhoni declines to inaugurate pavilion named after him

first_imgNew Delhi : Mahendra Singh Dhoni is quintessentially a modest man and no wonder he has politely declined to inaugurate the pavilion named after him at the JSCA Stadium, ahead of India’s third ODI against Australia. Just like the Sunil Gavaskar stand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai or the Virender Sehwag gate at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, the swanky Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) stadium will have its very own ‘Mahendra Singh Dhoni Pavilion’.“At the AGM last year, the decision was taken that the North Block stand that comprises media enclosure, as well as VIP boxes, would be named after Dhoni,” Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) secretary Debashis Chakraborty told PTI on Wednesday.However, Dhoni didn’t agree to inaugurate the stand, said Chakraborty. “We requested him but he said ‘Dada apne hi ghar mein kya inaugurate karna.’ (What’s there to inaugurate in my own house). He is still so humble and down to earth,” Chakraborty said.The third ODI against Australia on Friday is expected to be Dhoni’s last game in his home town but the JSCA top official said they do not have any special plans in place. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Suarez scores on Uruguay return in 2-2 draw against Brazil

first_imgLuis Suarez ended his nine-match biting ban in fine style on Friday, grabbing the second-half equaliser that gave Uruguay a 2-2 draw in an enthralling battle with Brazil in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.Playing his first competitive international since being banned for biting Giorgio Chiellini in the 2014 World Cup Finals, Suarez, along with striking partner Edinson Cavani, dragged Uruguay back into the game after they went 2-0 down after 25 minutes.”As always, we showed character,” the Barcelona striker said after the game.Playing in front of a capacity crowd at the Pernambuco arena, Brazil took the lead after just 39 seconds thanks to Douglas Costa.Willian whipped a cross in from the left and the Bayern Munich striker nipped in between two defenders to poke the ball home with the sole of his boot.Brazil got a second 24 minutes later thanks to Renato Augusto. Defender Mauricio Victorino could not quite cut out a long pass from Neymar and the loose ball fell to the Beijing Guoan midfielder who wrong-footed the goalkeeper with a sublime dummy and knocked the ball into the empty net. The home side were dominating the game but Uruguay got back into the match after 31 minutes when Carlos Sanchez headed a ball down to Cavani and the Paris St Germain striker hammered home from 10 yards out.Uruguay came out for the second half looking the hungrier of the two sides and Suarez got the equaliser with the help of slack marking by David Luiz.Luiz stood off the striker and allowed him to fire home an angled drive that Alisson got a hand to but could not save.Suarez, who was booked for stamping, almost grabbed a winner with five minutes to go when a loose header from Luiz left him free on goal but Alisson got down well to save with his feet.”I think that when we were winning 2-0 we had the game in the hand but we let them get back in the game,” Renato Augusto told reporters.”And when they scored they closed us down and played on the counter attack. Our big mistake was conceding the first goal.” The result means Uruguay retain second place in the 10-team South American qualifying group three points behind Ecuador, who lead with 13 points.Brazil are in third place with eight points.The top four teams qualify for Russia 2018 and the fifth place side go into an intercontinental play off.Brazil now go to Asuncion to face Paraguay on Tuesday, and will be without captain Neymar, who was booked. Uruguay will be at home to Peru. – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL WINS PRESTIGIOUS 3D MAP AWARD IN AMERICA

first_imgA screenshot from The Hills of Donegal Story MapDonegal County Council has won the Esri Storymaps accolade for the “The Hills of Donegal” 3D Map at the International User Conference, San Diego.Esri revealed the winners of its Storytelling with Maps Contest yesterday at the Esri User Conference, highlighting Donegal County Council’s Story Map – “The Hills of Donegal” by Daragh McDonagh as third place in the Best Travel, Destinations, and Recreation section.From the iconic quartzite peak of Errigal to the spectacular sea cliffs of Sliabh Liag, Donegal has a wealth of upland areas to explore on foot. Daragh’s map takes the viewer on a 3D tour of the main mountains, with pre-set views from different angles. He even included weather forecast data to add some interactivity to the 3D landscape.The Story Map encourages you to “pack your bags and lace up your boots after you see the hills of Donegal, Ireland from a whole new 3D perspective” says Esri in their assessment of this entry. Storytellers from around the world submitted more than 400 entries that covered the full gamut of Esri Story Map templates. Contest judges selected 18 story maps as winners from across the five contest categories.Submissions were judged on a range of factors. Each selected story map combined design, user experience, impact, and overall creativity with an interesting and engaging story.All winners will receive a plaque and a certificate in honour of their award-winning story maps.Brian Boyle, Head of Information Systems with Donegal County Council is delighted with this recognition for the Councils GIS function and in particular for the accolade bestowed on Daragh McDonough saying “Donegal County Council has been to the fore in exploring the potential of GIS as a tool for delivering more effective and efficient public services. Using GIS and story maps to promote and provide useful information on the county’s unique uplands and mountainous regions gives potential visitors an opportunity to sample the wonderful and exhilarating experience that awaits them on their visit to Donegal”. Visit www.donegalcoco.ie to find out more about The Hills of Donegal story map.DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL WINS PRESTIGIOUS 3D MAP AWARD IN AMERICA was last modified: July 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County CouncilmapThe Hills Of Donegallast_img read more