footballI-LeagueIgor Stimacindian football First Published: November 21, 2019, 7:31 PM IST New Delhi: India national football coach Igor Stimac on Thursday made a surprise appearance at the launch of the 2019-20 season of the I-League that was held in New Delhi. Stimac brought out the I-League trophy at the end of the event after the teams for the new season had been introduced.”I’m here to show that the I-League is as important as the ISL (Indian Super League). I’m here to send the players who are participating in the I-League the message that all those who have an Indian passport are possible candidate for the Indian team,” Stimac told reporters. Stimac’s other intention, while left unsaid, was very clearly to provide a perspective on the Indian team’s recent results at the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The positivity that came with the point that they managed to secure away from home to free-scoring Asian champions Qatar was followed by draws at home and away against lower ranked opposition Bangladesh and Afghanistan respectively and a recent 0-1 defeat to Oman.Stimac has been trying to make the team play a possession-based brand of football and said that while the team was disappointed with the results, it doesn’t undermine their belief in their style.The Croat said that despite injuries to the likes of Sandesh Jhingan, Rowllin Borges, Pronay Halder, India are in a better position in the qualifiers now than they were ahead of Russia 2018.”We need to be positive and the simple reason is the facts. In the last world cup qualifiers, we had five consecutive defeats. Now we have two defeats and three draws. In the last qualifiers after five games, we had zero points. Now we have three.”We have more games to come and we are on our way to achieving what we promised, which is competing at the Asian Cup, doing better than before once we get there, preparing the team for the future and going into the next qualifiers with higher expectations,” he said.Stimac said that there is a dearth of good strikers in the country. Save for the game against Qatar, in which the priority was clearly to stop the opposition from scoring, India created a number of good scoring opportunities in all of their qualifiers. And yet, they only have three goals to show for their efforts with even the otherwise dependable Sunil Chhetri missing easy chances.”Why do you expect (the team) to score goals at the international level if we don’t have strikers in the league scoring goals. I don’t have the players on a daily basis, I work with them five days before the game,” he said. The former Croatia centre-back, however, reckons that upside of the time he has spent with the team thus far is that they are creating chances.”India is no longer a team that goes somewhere and fears the opponent. No way. We go without fear, to play football and face the opponent never mind who that is. We are not sitting inside our box and fighting for our lives. We are there trying to play football, whoever it may be on the other side. New brave India with a heart and courage to play football, upgrading your game, bringing and developing new talent in the team, that’s the only way,” he asserted. Related StoriesEveryone is Keen to Play in Srinagar: I-League CEO Confident Real Kashmir Games Will be Safe Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
By Maryclaire Dale, The Associated PressProsecutors in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing “meritless,” and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing.Cosby, 81, has asked for a do-over in the Pennsylvania sex assault case that ended with him being sent to prison last month to serve a three- to 10-year sentence. A jury found he had drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia estate more than a decade ago. The judge declared him a “sexually violent predator” who remains a danger to the community.In this Sept. 24, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Prosecutors in the Cosby case are calling his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing “meritless.” Cosby wants a do-over in the Pennsylvania sex assault case that ended with him going to prison last month to serve a three- to 10-year sentence. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)Defense lawyers later argued Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill made mistakes during the trial and sentencing that invalidate the conviction and punishment. In a memo filed Oct. 19, District Attorney Kevin Steele said Cosby’s objections are “time-worn” and have been rejected by the judge before.Cosby called the sentence more than twice the minimum suggested in state guidelines, and complained he must admit the crime and undergo sex-offender therapy to have any real chance at parole in three years. Steele, in response, called parole “only a possibility,” and said the state parole board board was free to set the rules.The defense also attacked the validity of a taped phone confrontation between the accuser’s mother and Cosby in early 2005. Cosby, in his post-trial motion, said the tape had been doctored. Prosecutors said it has long been clear the mother was struggling with the tape recorder and did not record the entire call.And the defense said the entertainer’s 2015 arrest may have come too late because it’s unclear when the encounter took place. But Steele noted that Cosby himself said in a deposition it occurred in 2004 – within the 12-year window to file charges.Cosby, best known for playing the wise-cracking Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the top-ranked “Cosby Show” from 1984 to 1992, is imprisoned at a state prison in Collegeville, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
The United Nations health agency today called for action to reduce the exposure of children to the marketing of food with high contents of fat, sugar or salt, which exposed them to the risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCD) caused by poor diet during their lives.Television advertising is responsible for a large share of the marketing of unhealthy foods and, according to available evidence, advertisements influence children’s food preferences, purchase requests and consumption patterns, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In May last year, WHO member States endorsed a new set of recommendations on the marketing of food and non-alcoholic beverages to children. The recommendations call for national and international action to reduce the exposure of children to marketing messages that promote foods high in saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, free sugars, or salt, and to reduce the use of powerful techniques to market them to children.“Noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers and diabetes, today represent a leading threat to human health and socio-economic development,” said Ala Alwan, the WHO Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health.“Implementing these recommendations should be part of broad efforts to prevent unhealthy diets – a key risk factor for several noncommunicable diseases,” he said.Implementing the recommendations will help countries strengthen their ability to foster and encourage healthy dietary choices for children and promote the maintenance of a healthy weight, Dr. Alwan said.According to WHO, 43 million pre-school children worldwide are either obese or overweight. Scientific reviews have also shown that a significant portion of television advertising that children are exposed to promotes “non-core” food products which are low in nutritional value.Poor diet is one of the four common factors associated with the four main noncommunicable diseases – cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and chronic lung diseases – which are responsible for about 60 per cent of deaths worldwide, or over 35 million people annually.More than 9 million deaths are premature – people dying before reaching the age of 60 – and could be prevented through low-cost measures at the world’s disposal, including stopping tobacco use, reducing the harmful use of alcohol, and promoting healthy diets and physical activity.Preparations are ongoing for the first UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, which will be held from 19 to 20 September in New York. 21 January 2011The United Nations health agency today called for action to reduce the exposure of children to the marketing of food with high contents of fat, sugar or salt, which exposed them to the risk of noncommunicable diseases (NCD) caused by poor diet during their lives.
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