For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Indian economy is currently undergoing sluggish times. In August, GDP data revealed that the growth rate was pulled down to five percent in the April-June quarter of 2019-20, which is a six-year low. The slowdown in the Indian economy has impacted the brand value of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well. According to a Duff & Phelps IPL Brand Valuation report 2019, the league witnessed stunted growth in 2019, registering a 13.5 percent growth. In 2018, the brand valuation had grown by 18.87 percent. The reasons cited by the report and quoted by Varun Gupta, the Managing Director, Asia Pacific Leader for Valuation Services are Indian rupee’s depreciating value and the conservative approach adopted by advertisers.However, there is a silver lining in the dark cloud for the most prestigious Twenty20 league in the world. The league’s overall valuation rose from 41800 crore in 2018 to 47500 crore in 2019. This has also impacted the brand values of the franchises in the league. In the comparison between 2018 and 2019, the best team when it came to IPL brand valuation was Chennai Super Kings, the three-time IPL champions captained by MS Dhoni. In 2018, in the first tournament ever since their two-year ban, Chennai Super Kings had a brand value of Rs 647 crores. In 2019, this has increased to 732 crores and it was a rise of 13.1 percent. Chennai Super Kings are the only franchise to register a double-digit growth in brand valuation. Also Read | Virat Kohli’s behaviour in IPL was ‘immature’, he can’t take abuse: Kagiso RabadaThe next best performing franchise was the Delhi Capitals, who changed their name for the 2019 edition of the tournament. In 2018, while still being Dehi Daredevils, their brand value was Rs 343 crores and that rose by 8.9 percent to Rs 374 crores in 2019. Mumbai Indians, the four-time IPL champions also registered a profit in their brand valuation by jumping from Rs 746 crores in 2018 to Rs 809 crore in 2019. Mumbai Indians have the highest brand value in the Indian Premier League among all the teams. Also Read | Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 2nd half IPL 2019 performances does not make it bad season: Virat KohliSunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab have registered positive growths in their brand value but Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore have suffered a dip in their brand valuation. The franchise, who have never won the IPL and have finished at the bottom in two out of their last three editions, have had their brand value dip by eight percent. From Rs 647 crores in 2018, RCB registered a brand value growth of Rs 595 crores in 2019.The biggest loser has been Kolkata Knight Riders, whose brand value saw a big dip of 8.3 percent in 2019. In 2018, their brand value was Rs 686 crore while in 2019, they had a value of just Rs 629 crore. Rajasthan Royals are the other franchise whose brand value suffered a loss, going down by 4.5 percent. Many people will be hoping that the Indian economy registers a turnaround in 2020 as the Indian Premier League becomes the testing ground for the Indian cricket team to try their talent pool for the World T20 which will be played in Australia.RELATED
A dark cloud has descended on Donegal following the tragic death of Manus Kelly, aged 41. Tributes continue to pour in for the rally driver, Fianna Fáil councillor and businessman who died in a fatal accident at the Donegal International Rally on Sunday. A Glenswilly native, Mr Kelly is survived by his wife Bernie and five children.The community of Glenswilly has paid this touching tribute to the local legend: “A Son, a brother, an uncle, a husband, a father, a player, a manager, a sponsor, a gentleman, a friend, a cousin, a business man, a counsellor and the greatest sportsman and rally man ever to grace our parish community and the county of Donegal.“It’s with deepest regret and sadness that we have lost one our clubs greatest Manus Mandy Kelly.“We express our condolences to his beautiful wife Bernie, his 5 doting children Annie, Mandy, Charlie, Conan and wee Bella, his mammy and daddy Donal and Jacqueline and family Breigeen, Kelda, Ciara, Donal, Caolan, Leon, Teigharan and Shannagh, his best friend and co pilot Donal Barrett and his extended circle of family friends and colleagues.“There are no more wordsRIP ManusWe will miss you” Glenswilly GAA mourn loss of one of the club’s greatest was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Louie Alas and Alex Compton worked together—and have been friends—for so long that it’s not a surprise that they think pretty much alike now.So it’s no surprise that both mentors agree on one thing when they clash for the first time as head coaches on Wednesday night—that their teams will be playing pretty much the same way as evidenced by the stats.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “This won’t be a friendly game, not in any way,” Alas told the Inquirer over the phone as his Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters try to put a halt to Compton’s Alaska Aces’ four-game winning streak in the PBA Philippine Cup.And that’s not all.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We need this win to establish an identity for ourselves—that we can beat the elite teams in this league,” Alas said of their 7 p.m. clash at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay as the Fuel Masters seek a follow-up to an upset conquest of Barangay Ginebra over the weekend.“You know, the hardest I ever played as a basketball player was against my brother,” Compton said. “I love him, yes, but when we’re on the court, we try to kill each other.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH And that’s how he sees his clash with Alas, his former coach in the MBA with the Manila Metrostars and assistant at Alaska.“We can be friends [again, after the game], but when we’re on the court, we will coach our guts out,” Compton said.Alas pointed out the similarities in their stats and where Alaska holds an edge—in the turnover and turnover points departments, which he helped sharpen while forging Alaska’s gung-ho style of defense.“I think it will be an absolutely exhausting game,” Compton said. “Both teams will play very hard, we are a bunch of blue-collar workers out there.”While Alas will have a complete lineup headed by gunslinger Matthew Wright, Compton said he is “noncommittal” as far as superstar power forward Calvin Abueva is concerned.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Though Abueva did practice on Tuesday, Compton said that if the 6-foot-1 bruiser’s family emergency still needs attending to, he won’t stand in the way.Meanwhile, TNT KaTropa tries to get back on track and rise above .500 again when the Texters battle KIA Picanto in the 4:30 p.m. contest. MOST READ Ancajas ramps up preps for IBF title defense Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Man Utd boss Solskjaer can be stubborn b*****dby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKristiansund coach Christian Michelsen is delighted for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over his early success at Manchester United.Solskjaer has won the first five games of his time in charge.Michelsen told VG: “For someone who has been in his circle of friends, this is unreal. The whole thing is really surreal. Ole Gunnar has lifted a sinking ship with lots of negativity and whining. What he is experiencing now is great.”This tells me about everything in football if you are good, work hard and have potential. Ole Gunnar has stepped up the path for all of us with Norwegian passports not only once, but twice. He bursts boundaries. “Ole has always been a stubborn b*****d who has set goals that he wants to achieve. You talk about the smiling, kind Ole Gunnar – but the devil: He is also a winner who is not afraid to say so when it is needed. At the same time, he is associated with the good values that Norwegians have. And that’s Ole Gunnar: He is one of the people.”
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)For a few minutes, Tennessee Volunteers fans were a bit confused as to why four-star linebacker recruit Quart’e Sapp was no longer considering playing for their program. After all, it was just a few days ago that Sapp officially narrowed his decision down to four schools – Michigan State, Missouri, Miami (FL) and Tennessee. But the high school senior was actually pulling a fast one on Vols fans – while he only had three hats on the table in front of him, he pulled a fourth one out to commit to UT. Check it out, via 247 Sports’ Jake Rowe.Sapp is now the 15th Tennessee commit ranked four stars or better by 247 Sports. UT’s class is rated fourth overall.
LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 10: Students of the Nebraska Cornhuskers honor deceased player Sam Foltz with a banner before the game against the Wyoming Cowboys at Memorial Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Wyoming 52-14. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska’s football program has unveiled the helmet decal the Huskers will wear in honor of Sam Foltz this season.Foltz, Nebraska’s senior punter, died in a car crash in Wisconsin in late July. He was traveling from a kicking camp with former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler, who also died, and LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye, who survived.Nebraska will wear this “SF27” decal on its helmets this fall.Huskers’ equipment manager Kyle Kotrous tweeted out a photo of the decal this afternoon.This years for you buddy!! #SF27 #Huskers pic.twitter.com/Z53HQ6vP0L— Kyle Kotrous (@Kkotrous22) August 3, 2016Nebraska head coach Mike Riley spoke about Foltz to Huskers’ Rivals.com publisher Sean Callahan.“We’ll have I think many reminders of Sam through the year. Whether it’s what we do with something on the helmet or our coaching hats or maintaining his locker. But what I hope our team takes is Sam’s love for what he did. That’s really what stands out to me [about him]. If I could have anything passed on from Sam to all of us in what we do, it’s the passion for how he did it and how much fun he had.”Nebraska starts practice on Thursday. The Huskers open their 2016 season Sept. 3 against Fresno State.
TORONTO – Organizers of a graduation ceremony for black students at Canada’s largest university say the event is meant to acknowledge the barriers that remain for people of colour pursuing academia.The ceremony is being held Thursday at the University of Toronto after two students took it upon themselves to organize the event for black students completing degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate level.While the event is organized and run by students, it is going ahead on campus with the university’s blessing and financial support.Co-organizer Jessica Kirk says the event, believed to be the first of its kind in Canada, will give about 80 black graduates a chance to celebrate the accomplishment of overcoming systemic barriers unique to racialized groups seeking higher education.She says black students face subtle racism in the classroom, contend with societal barriers that make it more difficult to pursue their studies, and often lack the benefit of black faculty members and senior academics to offer guidance and mentorship.She also says that the special event, which will take place in addition to traditional convocations, seems appropriate in light of the students’ extra efforts.“We wanted to take a moment because of the different forms of adversity that they’ve had to face while at university and kind of congratulate them for making it to the finish line,” Kirk said in an interview.Kirk became involved in the event when her friend Nasma Ahmed returned from a black graduation ceremony held at a university in California. Other American universities, including Harvard, have held similar celebrations in the past.Kirk and Ahmed submitted a proposal to the U of T in February and received a favourable response within days.Kelly Hannah-Moffat, the university’s vice-president of human resources and equity, said the school had never been approached with such a proposal before, but said it would be happy to consider any similar suggestions from other racialized groups in the future.She said the black graduation tied into the university’s focus on inclusion and fit in nicely alongside other diversity-related projects, including efforts to adopt recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to make the campus welcoming for indigenous students.“The goal is to create a strong pipeline of people who want to make U of T a place to study and encouraging those students to come to U of T and look at U of T as an option, a space where they can come and learn and feel very comfortable and contribute to that community,” Hannah-Moffat said.Kirk acknowledged that the school’s endorsement of the black graduation ceremony was a positive step, but said more long-term efforts will be necessary to combat barriers that remain in place for black students.She encountered no blatant racism during the five years of her undergraduate degree, but said “microaggressions” were part of every-day life.“I’ve experienced, and have seen, that black students are more likely to be talked over and interrupted in the classroom,” she said. “Although those are smaller experiences, it takes a toll.”Systemic barriers beyond campus also pose difficulties, Kirk said, adding attitudes towards blacks and disproportionately high instances of contact with police make it harder for workers of colour to find a job to pay for higher education.Just last week, the City of Toronto released a report stating that the unemployment rate among black residents stood at 13 per cent, about twice the provincial average.Against this backdrop, Kirk said it’s been difficult for black students to find a foothold in academia.She said she encountered only one black professor or teaching assistant during her undergraduate degree.According to Canadian research, under-representation is a national problem.Malinda Smith, political science professor at the University of Alberta, said she is among just two or three black women teaching her discipline across the country.She said a recent study of university department heads and executives revealed only between three and four per cent came from a visible minority group.Smith praised U of T for its support of the black graduation, saying it sets a more inclusive tone.“It sends an important message that you can actually have a commitment to valuing diversity and a commitment to excellence at the same time,” she said. “It also sends a message to the students in the university that the university values them.”Others, however, criticized U of T’s position.A column in a local right-wing newspaper accused the school of “manufacturing victimhood” by endorsing the black graduation, while many social media users decried the decision as a backward step.“U of T black students want separate graduation ceremony, for years fighting for inclusion, now want segregation, King wasted his time,” wrote one Twitter user.Both Kirk and Hannah-Moffat emphasized that the event was a complement to, not a replacement for, an official U of T convocation ceremony.Kirk, who plans to begin masters studies at the school in September, said she hopes it marks the beginning of ongoing initiatives to make all students feel included.“Yes, we’re happy that we got the support and we’re definitely thanking them for that, but we think that the conversation does need to continue beyond the event.”— Follow @mich_mcq on Twitter
When it comes to new home sales, Calgary is generally considered to be a buyer’s market.Despite that, prices for a two-story home are up by about 3.2 percent over the past year.The average listing is about $529,000.Corrine Lyall with Royal LePage said there are a lot more listings compared to a year ago.“There’s definitely some really great choice for buyers, especially with the larger amount of inventory we have this year compared to last year. I think we’re almost 30 percent more in term of new listings on the market,” she said.Lyall says because there are more choices, many first-time buyers are skipping entry-level homes and purchasing higher-end houses.
Mumbai: Singer Akriti Kakar says she composed “Jobless” from her personal experience, and was pleasantly surprised when director Tigmanshu Dhulia decided to include the song in “Milan Talkies”. Akriti has sung the song with Sukriti and Prakriti. “I had composed ‘Jobless’ from a personal experience for my then boyfriend and now husband. I wrote the lyrics out of relatability saying ‘I feel jobless when he goes out of town and doesn’t pay attention to me, how I keep looking at my phone all day for it to ring, anticipating a message from him’,” Akriti said in a statement. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography “But I guess these are the side effects of love and even though we know how it drives us crazy, we still love being in love. The song mysteriously reached Tigmanshu Sir and he contacted me two years ago saying he would like to include it in his film ‘Milan Talkies’ whenever it would be made,” she added. The singer was left speechless. “He told me he will create a situation for the song in his film, and made me realise how fond he was of the song. I am overjoyed since it was going to be my first song for a film composed, written and sung by me. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot “For me, it has been such a ‘pinch me’ experience, especially because I had not created this song keeping in mind a film but from personal experience…it’s a really special feeling,” she added. Talking about the song, Dhulia said: “Every love story has to have a breezy love song but I wanted something else instead of a duet. I thought the girl should express what she feels after she has fallen in love.” “Milan Talkies” is a love story set against the backdrop of single-screen theatres. It stars Ali Fazal and Shraddha Srinath, and is slated to release on March 15.