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first_imgLiga MX Tigres try, but best effort not enough to see off surging America Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 1 year ago 08:45 2/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andre-Pierre Gignac Tigres Julio Cesar Aguilar Liga MX Tigres UANL Tigres UANL v América América Videos Each team showed it can contend for the Liga MX crown, with Tuca Ferretti’s men trying but failing to hand Las Aguilas their first defeat of 2018 Tigres are the reigning champions of Liga MX and one of the most successful teams in the Americas over the past five years. The knock on the team is that, well, sometimes they just don’t seem to care.Final against rival Monterrey? Yep. The first match of the season against an underwhelming Puebla team or an early afternoon contest against Pumas in Mexico City? Not so much.Manager Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti generally expresses disappointment after a game in which his team doesn’t realize its full potential, but he’s been around long enough to know the deal. An away loss to an average team will be long forgotten by the time the business end of the season rolls around. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Saturday against America, though, Tigres were locked in. Ferretti put out a lineup that differed from the squad he normally uses, handing little-used French defender Timothee Kolodziejczak a start on the left side of a three-man back line. This is a match that mattered in a home venue where Tigres haven’t lost since April. Ultimately, they came away with a draw.The stalemate showed how even these two teams are. After being eliminated by Tigres in the previous Liguilla and sitting at home watching as the two Monterrey-based clubs dueled for the final, America went out and spent to get better. So far it’s paid off with winter addition Henry Martin leading the team in scoring and fellow newcomer Jeremy Menez hitting the equalizer from the spot for his second goal of the campaign.America is an improved team, and any doubt about that was wiped away with Saturday’s showing. Even with a different look from Tigres, Las Aguilas were able to find chances getting forward, something that couldn’t be said about the team during its four scoreless matches during the Liguilla.There was a fair amount of confusion about what exactly referee Fernando Guerrero was calling in the 66th minute when America had the ball in the back of the net only to have the goal called back but a penalty awarded. But it ended with Menez converting in the 69th minute and America getting a justified portion of Saturday’s spoils.#NoTeLoPierdasG⚽⚽⚽L de Jéremy Mé[email protected] 1-1 @ClubAmerica #Jornada6 #Clausura2018 #LIGABancomerMX⚽ #SienteTuLiga ⚽ #CreandoOportunidades #PorLaEducación #AbrazadosPorElFutbol pic.twitter.com/zLtjkkNYBW— LIGA Bancomer MX (@LIGABancomerMX) February 11, 2018″The truth is we played a great game, but there was a great team in front of us,” America manager Miguel Herrera said. “We’re OK but not happy because I think we came to go out and win the match. But if you come short on these types of plays, it’s difficult to be able to win. We played really well. … We didn’t win because we weren’t precise and above all missed a penalty.”You can’t miss a penalty. I think what we’re lacking is that dagger. We had a great team in front of us in their house. The fans made themselves heard, but I think we’re doing well.”The fans always change the atmosphere in El Volcan, and this weekend was no exception. A leading narrative leading up to the game was people talking about why the meeting isn’t a “Clasico.”That’s true, it’s definitely not a traditional rivalry, but there still was something special about the game. An undefeated America hoping to prove it’s better than it was the last time the club made the trip north. A Tigres team looking to show that it’s still the big cat in the Liga MX jungle. Both teams showed they’re among the league’s elite.Tigres tried this weekend. You can’t always say that. They didn’t come away with all three points despite their best efforts. What does it mean? Add America to the list of Liga MX title favorites — just don’t go thinking you can take Tigres off the list because they’re outside the top eight.last_img read more


first_imgThe Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), a deemed to be University, has been designated as the first WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) on liver diseases. It will also be collaborating on viral hepatitis.WHO collaborating centres are institutions such as research institutes, parts of universities or academies, which are designated by the Director-General of WHO to carry out activities in support of the organisation’s programmes.As a result of the collaboration, ILBS would be able to work directly with WHO and collaborate with the world agency in developing strategies and protocols for prevention, diagnosis and management of viral hepatitis and liver diseases. The centre would also help to train and develop skilled manpower and human resource at a global scale. S K Sarin, Director of Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, said that ILBS viral hepatitis and liver diseases are amongst the greatest killers in the world. Asia houses over 75 per cent of all such cases of hepatitis B and C and liver cancer and India has close to 60 million such patients. The institute claims that they have done 177 liver transplants till date, the largest in any government hospital in India.last_img read more


first_imgKolkata: Sunderban Cooperative Milk and Livestock Producers’ Limited (SCMLPL), an initiative of State Animal Resources Development department, offering packaged milk and a plethora of milk products under the brand name Sundarini Naturals is going for massive product diversification.The move was prompted soon after National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) awarded Sundarini for its superior quality of dairy products at a function held in Gujarat on the occasion of World Milk Day on June 1. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that Sundarini, a brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was rolled out to empower the women of the Sunderbans in the year of 2015. It started with packaged milk and now its products include ghee, honey, rice, sona moong dal, eggs and paneer.”Our natural products have been selected as model for the entire Eastern India. So, we are going for diversification of our products in a big way. We will introduce Rosogolla, Gulam Jamun and Kaju Barfi. Aromatic rice varieties like Harinakhuri, Govindabhog, Kalabhaat and Radhatilak will also be introduced. The farmers are already successfully cultivating these rice varieties. The trail run for the sweets in the district has begun,” a senior official of SCMLPL said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Cooperative scores over others for its organic method adopted in every step right from milk collection, transportation to its diary plant and manufacturing of milk products.There is no use of chemicals and the cows are not injected with antibiotics. They are fed corn, sargam, Ajola and Barshim grass.Even these are produced in an organic manner. Milk is never poured into plastic containers. It is stored in steel containers so that the quality is not compromised. Afterwards, these milk cans are sent to the cooperative’s dairy plant in Joynagar, where other products are made. “We have already applied for the organic certification of milk and milk products in the central ministry of Commerce & Industry and are hopeful of getting it soon,” the official added.The cooperative presently has 3,500 all-women members and 65 co-operative societies, spanning across 65 villages at seven blocks in and around the Sunderbans. The women are directly reaping the benefits of this scheme as the government is directly depositing the money in the accounts of these women by selling their products directly to the customers through cooperatives.Products of Sundarini are available at Haringhata Meat outlets based in Kolkata, SBI staff co-operative store on Strand Road, Samabayikas in the city and has recently been introduced at the Sufal Bangla outlets in Salt Lake, Nalban, Tollygunge and New Alipore.last_img read more


first_imgIt is the inevitable and unavoidable outcome of human existence but still death seems tough to countenance. Even when it beckons those whom we never knew personally or had seen face-to-face but cheered in films, sang along when playing their songs or appreciated or benefited from their contributions across a wide spectrum of activity. This year was no different. The year saw a wide spectrum of people –actors, astronauts, authors, bankers filmmakers, monarchs, singers, statesmen, scientists, sportspersons, thinkers, et al – shuffle off the mortal coil and achieve immortality. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf While our attention, as usual, went more to the celebrities, a prime loss this year was English physicist Sir Peter Mansfield (b.1933, died February 8), whose studies in nuclear magnetic resonance made magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the human body possible and won him the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (shared with American chemist Paul Lauterbur, who also did key research in the field). The statesmen who died this year included former Iranian President Akbar Hasemi Rafsanjani (b. 1934, died Jan 8), a conservative but pragmatic cleric-leader, known as the “Shark” for his lack of facial hair; Irish politician and Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness (b. 1950, March 21), a key figure in the US-brokered Good Friday Agreement that brought hope of peace to Northern Ireland; and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (b. 1930, died June 16) under whose charge Germany was reunited and Europe became more integrated.Also departing was Polish-born American diplomat Zbigniew Brzezinski (b. 1928, died May 26), President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser, in whose time the US began arming the Afghan Mujahideen – with results we know too well. He was not convinced he had done any wrong with this, maintaining: “What was more important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Muslims or the liberation of central Europe and the end of the Cold War?”Among other notable leaders were US-deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega (b. 1934, died May 29), former Bangladesh President Abdur Rahman Biswas (b. 1926, died November 3), the first President of united Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh (b. 1947, died December 4) and Communist-deposed last Romanian monarch Michael I (b. 1921, died December 5).Also to be mentioned here is English model and showgirl Christine Keeler (b. 1942, December 4), the key person in the Profumo scandal which rocked the Harold Macmillan government in the 1960s.Two redoubtable soldiers who marched off this year happened to be both Air Force officers – with one of them having possibly saved the world. Soviet Air Force Colonel Stanislav Petrov (b. 1939, died May 19) kept his cool when his systems indicated that US nuclear missiles were on the way and his gut reaction it was a technical glitch turned out to be correct. Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh (b. 1919, died September 16), who joined the fledgling outfit at its inception and saw its transition into a world-class service.Police officer K.P.S. Gill (b. 1934) who is largely credit with crushing the Punjab militancy died on May 26.Then, we also bid adieu to well-known screen faces like Sir Roger Moore (b. 1927, died May 23); John Hurt (b. 1940, died January 25); Adam West, the first to play Batman (b. 1928, died June 9 ); Jerry Lewis (b. 1926, August 20); French icon Danielle Darrieux (b. 1917, died October 17); Gorden Kaye, the lead in TV sitcom “Allo Allo” (b. 1941, died January 23); and Clifton James, who played a redneck US sheriff in two James Bond films (b. 1920, died April 15).In India, we mourned the versatile Om Puri (b. 1950, died January 6), Vinod Khanna (b. 1946, died April 27) and Shashi Kapoor, who reinvented himself from a lover-boy to a more nuanced actor and filmmaker (b. 1938, died December 4)Also dying were American author William Peter Blatty (b.1928, died Jan 12), who adapted his cult book “The Exorcist” to an Oscar-winning film, and director Jonathan Demme (b. 1944, died April ), known among others for “The Silence of the Lambs”.A large number of singers also saw their voices stilled – Al Jarreau (b. 1940, died February 12), Chuck Berry (b. 1926, died March 18), Gregg Allman (b. 1947, died May 27), Glen Campbell (b. 1936, August 8), Don Williams (b. 1939, died September 8), Tom Petty, (b. 1950, died Oct 2), Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino (b. 1928, died October 24) and Johnny Hallyday, who introduced rock’n’roll to France (b. 1943, December 5).Also to be mourned were Indian vocalists Kishori Ammonkar (b. 1931, died April 3) and Girja Devi (19, died October 24) and sitar exponent Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan (b. 1927, died January 4).We will also miss ‘Playboy’ founder Hugh Hefner (b. 1926. died September 27), American Nobel economist Kenneth Arrow, (b. 1921, died February 21), Russian theoretical physicist and mathematician Ludvig Faddeev, who moved us ahead towards quantum computing (b. 1934, died February 26), American boxer-turned-standup comic Jake LaMotta, (b. 1922, died September 19), Turkish Olympc weightlifter, “Pocket Hercules” Naim Suleymanoglu (b. 1967, died November 18) and Czech tennis player Jana Novotna (b. 1968, died November 19.)last_img read more