Saif Ali Khan shells out Rs 20 lakh for Olympic Gold Quest

first_imgSaif Ali Khan has announced a contribution of Rs 20 lakh per year till Rio 2016 OlympicsNational award-winning actor Saif Ali Khan has been named the brand ambassador of Olympic Gold Quest. The 44-year-old ‘Race’ star has also announced a contribution of Rs 20 lakh every year till Rio 2016 Olympics to the NGO, which is founded by sports legends Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone and aims at helping Indian athletes win gold medal at Olympic games.”I am thrilled to be the brand ambassador of OGQ as I love all sports. OGQ has been doing wonderful work to help Indian athletes in their quest for Olympic glory. These athletes are the true heroes and we must all do our bit to support them,” Saif said in a statement.His role will be to help raise funds in the form of donations and contributions which will go towards the training of the athletes supported by OGQ. He will also spread awareness about OGQ, its mission, vision and the impact that OGQ is creating in Indian Olympic sport.”I am announcing a contribution of Rs 20 lakh per annum to OGQ until the Rio 2016 Olympics. This will go towards the training of the athletes supported by OGQ. In addition to this we will be doing a lot of fund raising events for Olympic Gold Quest,” the actor added.Sethi said Saif, whose father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was an Indian cricket team captain, is a big boon for the organisation’s cause. “It has always been the dream of OGQ to involve all Indians in our mission to help Indian athletes win Olympic medals. We believe that Saif Ali Khan, whose family has a strong legacy in sport, can help us make Olympic Gold Quest into a movement,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

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Virat Kohli appreciates the finalists and congratulates the Champions

first_imgAdvertisementThe cricketing fans all over the world ran short of words after witnessing a great final of the Cricket World Cup on Sunday at Lords. It will be a match which will inspire the generations to come. The English team might have won the championship but the Kiwi team won millions of heart with their attitude on the field even though the fortune was not on their side.Both the teams played good cricket and in good spirit of the game and their names will be etched in the history books.Following the finals many former and present cricketers took to social media to pour in the wishes to both the teams for providing a fitting final. Many India cricketers wished their counterparts including the skipper of the Indian Cricket Team, Virat Kohli.Batting first the Kiwis put on a decent total of 241 on board. After an initial setback the Brits came back strong and with their own fightback. In the end the drama unfolded and both the teams were not separated even after super-over. Unfortunately the winner of the final was decided in an unusual manner on the boundary count.Virat Kohli couldn’t resist himself from tweeting about the epic encounter. The Indian Skipper might be aggressive on the field but is a pure gentlemen of the field. Once again it was the Indian Captain who posted a a congratulatory message for the winning team. Along with it Kohli also applauded the efforts of the finalists. Great show by both the teams in the #CWC19Finals yesterday. Congratulations @englandcricket. 👍🏼— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 15, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more

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9 months ago​Southampton boss Hasenhuttl lauds Long

first_img​Southampton boss Hasenhuttl lauds Longby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl was full of praise for Shane Long.The veteran attacker ended his goal drought, which stretches from April, to help the Saints beat Leicester.The result puts them in 16th, a point away from the drop zone. And Hasenhuttl credited the tireless display from Long for his side’s win.He said to reporters after the game: “If you try to improve your game during the week in every session on the pitch then you can earn something on the weekend.”He showed that he can be a very important part in this team because he was very hard to stop, he saved a lot of balls, was always working in the net and against the ball as long as possible.”When he was finished then I take him off and can only congratulate him for a fantastic game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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India reiterates support to Sri Lanka

India is committed to being a partner of Sri Lanka in meeting its aspirations of peace, harmony and development, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Ashok K. Kantha said today.He said this while speaking at the celebrations at India House in Colombo to mark the 64th Republic Day of India. The High Commissioner also underlined the growing economic ties between the two countries and that India was the leading source country in terms of foreign tourist arrivals and foreign direct investment into Sri Lanka.He referred to the decision to double bilateral trade to US$ 10 billion by 2015 and to move towards an enhanced framework for a special economic partnership.He also said that several new initiatives and projects are in the pipeline including the Sampur Power Plant, new manufacturing zones and exploration of feasibility of physical connectivity across the Palk Strait. (Colombo Gazette) He said that Sri Lanka and India have a very special relationship based both on shared heritage and shared interests. He noted that the last year witnessed dynamic developments in the strong, friendly and time-tested relations with Sri Lanka. Referring to recently held 8th meeting of the Joint Commission co-chaired by the Ministers of External Affairs of the two countries, he said that it took stock of the entire gamut of the relationship between both countries and they also agreed on many new initiatives.The High Commissioner underlined the strong commitment on both sides to take the relationship, renew and enlarge it continuously. read more

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Mahinda puts MS Ranil on notice at mass rally

Rajapaksa said that the walk is part of opposition efforts to remove the current Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Speaking at the final leg of the walk today, Rajapaksa said that the walk was a historic event as a huge number of opposition supporters had turned up. Opposition political parties and supporters of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa held a mass rally in Colombo today against the Government.The rally was a culmination of a five day walk which began in Peradeniya last week with the participation of hundreds of opposition members and supporters. Namal Rajapaksa, who was recently arrested over fraud allegations but was later freed on bail, said that the government is misleading the public through its investigations on former government members. (Colombo Gazette) The protest focused on several issues including the cost of living, a proposed agreement to be signed with India and a war crimes investigation.Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said that the Government has launched a political witch-hunt against the opposition. read more

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Johnson Johnson 2Q Earnings Snapshot

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) _ Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $5.61 billion.The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company said it had net income of $2.08 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $2.58 per share.The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.42 per share.The world’s biggest maker of health care products posted revenue of $20.56 billion in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $20.32 billion.Johnson & Johnson expects full-year earnings in the range of $8.53 to $8.63 per share.Johnson & Johnson shares have climbed slightly more than 4% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has increased 20%. The stock has risen 7% in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on JNJ at https://www.zacks.com/ap/JNJThe Associated Press read more

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