Parineeti Chopra to spend 2 weeks in sports stadium for Saina Nehwal biopic: Don’t want to lose time

first_imgParineeti Chopra will spend a fortnight at Navi Mumbai’s Ramsheth Thakur International Sports Complex in a bid to cut down on her travel time as she practices and shoots for the upcoming biopic Saina. She said it was important for her to improve her badminton game, while shooting for the film based on Saina Nehwal’s life.Insisting that she would have wasted at least four to five hours going to and fro from her home to the location, the actress said, “We took a strategic call to stay at this sports complex because I could get to train and shoot at the same location. It was important for me to better my game while shooting for the film because I want to perfect myself before shooting the portions where I have to play like Saina.””It just didn’t make sense to lose out on such precious time, which I could use to only better my game. I also feel like I am shooting an outdoor schedule, cut off from everyone! I’m thankful to the entire production team and my director for allowing me to stay on location and making it super comfortable for me,” she added.Parineeti is living in a basic room and only has access to the venue’s amenities. The actress has a special cook accompanying her to prepare meals that are part of her currently regimented diet.”I am getting the best sleep here in this basic but most comfortable accommodation. I will be staying here for about two weeks,” she said.ALSO READ | Parineeti Chopra to begin shooting for Saina Nehwal biopic soon, shares pic after intense trainingALSO READ | Looking forward to this journey together: Saina Nehwal wishes Parineeti Chopra all the best for biopicALSO READ | Parineeti Chopra to begin shooting for Saina Nehwal biopic in OctoberALSO WATCH | Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra talk about what kind of wedding they would likelast_img read more

How does the new handball rule work?

first_imgThere have been a slew of rule changes set to be introduced in the 2019-20 season , after the IFAB (International Football Association Board) approved a handful of clarifications to the current Laws of the Game.One of the most notable amendments was in regard to handballs.AdChoices广告Starting from June 1, 2019 onwards, the IFAB have confirmed that a goal scored or created with the use of an accidental handball will not count . Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Formerly, rules around handball were based on the offence being deliberate. This is still the case, though now there are more specific examples of what should and should not be penalised.The IFAB have now confirmed that a handball will be awarded if a player makes his body an “unnatural silhouette”, i.e. making his body bigger with his arm. It is also automatically an offence if the arm is above shoulder height.There is now no handball if the ball is deflected onto the arm, or if the ball hits a player using his arm for support.How does the new handball rule work?A free kick or penalty will be awarded if: the ball goes into the goal after touching an attacker’s hand or arm. a player wins ball possession after it comes off their hand or arm and then scores, or creates a goalscoring chance. the ball touches a player’s hand/arm which has made their silhouette unnaturally bigger. the ball touches a player’s hand/arm when it’s raised above their shoulder.There will be no penalty if: the ball touches a player’s hand/arm immediately from their own head/body/foot or the head/body/foot of another player. the ball touches a player’s hand/arm close to their body and has not made their silhouette unnaturally bigger. a player is falling and the ball touches their hand/arm when it is between their body and the ground (but not extended to make the body bigger). additionally, should the goalkeeper attempt to clear a ball from a teammate but fails, the goalkeeper is allowed to handle the ball.And so, gaining possession and scoring as a result of handling the ball will not be allowed – nor will a goal scored directly from handling the ball, regardless of intent.”Deliberate handball remains an offence,” IFAB technical director David Elleray stated. “In the past we’ve managed to improve the laws by focusing on outcome rather than intent.”What we are looking at particularly in attacking situations is where the player gets a clear unfair advantage by gaining possession or control of the ball, as a result of it making contact with their hand or arm.”Moussa Sissoko, Mauricio Pochettino, Damir SkominaThe outcome of the 2019 Champions League final could have been entirely different if the current rules had been implemented before then.Though the final between Liverpool and Tottenham was played on June 1, the date that the rules became effective, they did not apply to the game as it was the final fixture of the 2018-19 season.Liverpool scored their first goal through a penalty kick when Moussa Sissoko seemed to have struck the ball with his arm , which was already viewed as a harsh decision as it seemed to have hit his chest first.Mohamed Salah dutifully converted the resulting penalty to make it 1-0 to the eventual UCL champions, but going forwards, situations like Sissoko’s would not be penalised as there would be no penalty if “the ball touches a player’s hand or arm directly from their own head, body, foot or the head, body or foot of another player who is near”.Elleray stated the introduction of the “natural silhouette” rule was designed to prohibit defenders placing their arms behind their backs in fear of giving away a free-kick.”We’ve changed it to say the body has a certain silhouette,” said Elleray. “If the arms are extended beyond that silhouette then the body is being made unnaturally bigger, with the purpose of it being a bigger barrier to the opponent or the ball.”Players should be allowed to have their arms by their side because it’s their natural silhouette.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

New UN report recommends strategies for Arab countries to benefit from globalization

Those recommendations and others are contained in the “Annual Review of Developments in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Countries of the ESCWA Region, 2002 “- the flagship publication of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) – launched today at UN Headquarters in New York and in Beirut.The report, which assesses the extent to which the Arab world has become part of the world economy and follows up on progress made towards Arab regional economic integration, also recommends establishing links between stock markets in Arab countries as well as a regional bank aimed at financing development in the region, and improve the area’s infrastructure in accordance with a common strategy.The report reviews the extent of progress in making use of the opportunities provided by globalization by focusing on four main indicators: trade, foreign direct investment, communications and tourism.Speaking at a press briefing in New York on the launch of the report, Houssam Asaad Diab, Charge d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations, whose country currently chairs the Commission, said there was no doubt that the publication would assist member countries to use opportunities provided by globalization. read more