USC looking to continue winning streak against Arizona schools

first_imgAfter a weekend sweep of the Washington schools, the No. 17 Women of Troy (11-4-3, 4-2-1) ride a three-game winning streak into the desert, concluding conference play against Arizona State tonight at 6 p.m. (8-6-3, 2-4-1) and Arizona (5-11-2, 1-6) on Sunday at 10 a.m.Following their final two games of Pac-10 play, the Women of Troy head back home to await their postseason fate on Monday when the 2010 NCAA bracket is revealed at 1:30 p.m. on ESPNU.“You want to go into the end of the season with some momentum,” said USC coach Ali Khosroshahin. “Arizona State and Arizona are two tough teams. We have two tough games on the road this weekend and if we take care of business, we’ll be in pretty good shape going into the tournament.”Controller · Junior midfielder Ashli Sandoval passes the ball against UCLA. Sandoval has been an integral part of USC’s offense this season. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan Even the players recognized the significance of this last road trip, especially because the last two games away from home ended in a tie and a loss to the Oregon schools respectively.“We’re just trying to focus on playing our game and being together as a unit,” senior defender Karter Haug said. “We just have to play like we did against the Washington [schools] and UCLA.”As one of three seniors on the team, Haug stepped up her game last weekend against the Washington schools, scoring a game-winning goal and assisting on three goals, all while anchoring a backline that has recorded three consecutive shutouts.Haug was recognized for her contributions as she was awarded with USC’s first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and also the first in her career.“Karter has been the backbone of our backline with all the different changes that have happened there,” Khosroshahin said. “She’s been the one steady presence in the back so it’s nice for her to get recognized for her play.”With different changes occurring in the rotation, one notable change for the rest of the season will be the absence of redshirt freshman forward Morgan Morrow, who was injured over the weekend.The coaching staff believes she is likely done for the season, but Khosroshahin said he isn’t too worried, as the play of redshirt junior midfielder Ashli Sandoval has provided a steady presence for the backline.“You make the adjustments and move forward,” Khosroshahin said. “Sandoval has [been great]. She is very intelligent about the game and she has amazing skills so it’s second nature for her.”But with all that has happened this year, the Women of Troy still control their own destiny and are in line to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, assuming they close out Pac-10 play on a high note.“At this point, I’m hoping they know what they need to do,” Khosroshahin said. “This is a test before our ultimate test.”last_img read more

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Madrid Council puts a firm break on gambling establishments

first_img Codere records 10X losses seeking vital lifeline  May 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates  July 14, 2020 Submit Share David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Share Madrid City Council has followed the lead of its Barcelona counterpart by confirming that it will freeze all further gambling-related retail concessions from opening within its municipal district.The decision has been confirmed by Madrid Council President Isabel Diaz Ayuso, who stated that the city’s executive would maintain the measure until the Spanish government implements its long-awaited federal decree on gambling.Speaking to local media, Diaz Ayuso stated that Madrid’s executive seeks to support the city’s public health networks dealing with addiction, which have seen gambling-related businesses expand by ‘125% across Madrid districts during the past five years’ – a trend that Diaz Ayuso states is ‘well above Spain’s average‘.Diaz Ayuso further confirmed that the council would move to establish Madrid’s first gambling addiction treatment facility.Madrid’s council continues its tougher stance on gambling operators, which this summer saw the executive demand that all licensed gambling premises implement new ID verification provisions within a six-month period.The council has also expanded penalties on ‘gambling infringements’ related to underage engagements, in-store verification failures and marketing standards.This summer, regional broadcaster TeleMadrid was forced by the city’s executive to terminate all advertising of gambling services across its TV and Radio networks.On 10 November, Spain held its second general election this year, in which the minority PSOE government fail to break Spain’s parliamentary deadlock.An under-pressure PSOE will once again seek to form a ‘socialist coalition government’ with anti-austerity Podemos, who maintain that Spain’s should implement the strictest code possible on gambling operators.Following the conclusion of Spain’s latest general election, gambling incumbents wait to see whether PSOE will move forward on imposing its new Royal Decree implementing new federal restrictions on gambling services.last_img read more

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Leafs turn up defence to edge Spokane Braves 3-1

first_imgNelson is 3-1 against the Braves this season.Carsen Willans, Travis Wellman and Austin Seaman scored for the Leafs while Brad Rebagliati turned aside 20-plus shots to register the win in goal.Nelson, 22-2-1-3 on the season, increases its Murdoch Division lead to 10 points over idle Beaver Valley Nitehawks.However, Nelson has played two more games than the Fruitvale based squad.Nelson travels to Fernie Friday to meet the Ghostriders before playing the Nitehawks December 13 in Fruitvale.Next home game for the Leafs is Saturday, December 14 against Golden Rockets. Much of the success for the Nelson Leafs this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season has come through the offence.Wednesday, at the NDCC Arena, the Leafs clamped down defensively on the Spokane Braves, scoring a 3-1 Murdoch Division decision.The win was the second straight for the Leafs and avenged a 4-3-overtime loss to the Braves the last time the American franchise was in the Heritage City.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 2016

first_imgMartin Garcia3955713%44%$344,774 Drayden Van Dyke4255512%36%$304,964 Patrick Gallagher1432221%50%$228,758 Steve Knapp1331223%46%$97,320 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Karen Headley430075%75%$127,450 Edwin Maldonado59105717%37%$328,710 Doug O’Neill6159128%43%$291,092 Kent Desormeaux3347512%48%$329,970 Joseph Talamo68891012%40%$415,164 Steven Miyadi2036315%60%$116,214 Mario Gutierrez71815711%42%$442,604 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Eurton28410414%64%$194,700 William Spawr1453136%64%$132,314 Philip D’Amato4187920%59%$488,570 Vladimir Cerin1041240%70%$111,300 John Sadler2533212%32%$149,650 David Lopez631341121%44%$365,528 J. Eric Kruljac1531220%40%$50,150 Jeff Mullins1032030%50%$88,980 Fernando Perez63741111%35%$299,916 Rafael Bejarano751614821%51%$810,130 Kristin Mulhall1442129%50%$150,350 Richard Baltas3875318%39%$456,104 Mark Glatt2842114%25%$130,880 Flavien Prat61841213%39%$429,978 Gary Stevens2142019%29%$492,680 Jeff Bonde1242033%50%$94,260 Mike Smith3843311%26%$427,650 Jerry Hollendorfer484578%33%$252,262 J. Keith Desormeaux1940621%53%$100,920 FINISH LINES: The lead news item today at the Great Race Place: A massive two-day Pick Six carryover of $307,069. It’s expected today’s total Pick Six pool should approach $2 million. OCHO OCHO OCHO MAKES DOWNHILL DEBUT SUNDAYOcho Ocho Ocho makes his first start on Santa Anita’s unique downhill turf course Sunday when he runs in the $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes for older horses at about 6 ½ furlongs.“It’s actually the second time he’s been entered to run down the hill,” pointed out Jim Cassidy, who trains the four-year-old colt for owner Deron Pearson, campaigning as DP Racing. “The last time was in the Juvenile Turf Sprint on Breeders’ Cup day in 2014, but the race was taken off the grass.”That didn’t stop the son of Street Sense from winning by nearly six lengths. His last two races have come at one mile on turf, including the Mathis Brothers Mile on Dec. 26, in which he finished ninth after a wide trip. It was his first start in seven months.The Clockers’ Corner marks the first time in his last six races that Ocho Ocho Ocho has not run in a graded stakes. His last win came in the Grade III Delta Jackpot on Nov. 22, 2014, when he held on by a nose under Mike Smith, who rides veteran Silentio in the Clockers’ corner.In other Clockers’ Corner news:Leading trainer Phil D’Amato has two horses scheduled to go in the Clockers’ Corner.One is Cape Wolfe, a four-year-old English-bred gelding who makes his U.S. debut, and Coastline, who was second by a neck in his first start down the hill, in the Grade III Daytona on Dec. 30.“Cape Wolfe is a nice horse and is in the race to kind of get started,” D’Amato said of the bay son of Piccolo who has not raced since last July, when he won his third straight race in Ireland. “He’ll be coming late. We’ll see if 6 ½ is too short or not for him, but I think down the road he’s going to be best going a mile.”Home Run Kitten makes his first start in eight months when he runs in the Clockers’ Corner.“He might need this race, but with the weather being what it’s been lately, we decided we’d better get a race into him and not worry too much about working,” said trainer David Hofmans of the son of the prolific turf sire Kitten’s Joy.“Our long-range goal would be the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint here in November. We’re working towards that.”In the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita, Home Run Kitten finished 11th but was beaten only four lengths in a field of 14.The Clockers’ Corner: Rocket Heat, Edwin Maldonado, 7-2; Holy Lute, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Cape Wolfe, Flavien Prat, 10-1; County Lineman, Alonso Quinonez, 8-1; Fleet Eagle, Tiago Pereira, 30-1; Silentio, Mike Smith, 8-1; Coastline, Tyler Baze, 4-1; Home Run Kitten, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Ocho Ocho Ocho, Santiago Gonzalez, 8-1; and Bench Warrant, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1.STAKES WINNER GERVINHO STANDS AT LEGACY RANCHGrade II winner Gervinho has relocated for his second season as a stallion to Legacy Ranch in Clements, CA. A stakes winner at two and three, and a California champion at three, he won Santa Anita’s Grade II Sir Beaufort Stakes and Del Mar’s $100,000 Oceanside Stakes.Gervinho earned over $420,000 and was on the board in eight of nine career starts, including the Grade I Hollywood Derby, the Grade II Del Mar Derby and Santa Anita’s Grade III Twilight Derby.A six-year-old son of Unusual Heat out of Foreverinthegame, by Out of Place, who raced primarily on turf, Gervinho possess solid credentials for multiple surfaces.“One of the best horses I have ever trained, Gervinho had an amazing turn of foot and an incredible mind,” said trainer Carla Gaines. “It’s very disappointing we never had the chance to try him on the dirt as he trained brilliantly on it.”“Gervinho is absolutely gorgeous physically and has so much to offer California breeders,” said Gayle Van Leer, manager of the stallion who stands in 2016 for $3,500 live foal with consideration to approved mares. For more information visit www.legacyranchinc.com MOR SPIRIT BREEZES FOR LEWIS STAKES ON FEB. 6TRAINERS AT THE READY FOR CLOCKERS’ CORNERTWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER STANDS AT $307,069 Bob Baffert3474821%56%$437,120 MOR SPIRIT IN ‘STIFF’ WORK FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD DEBUTUnder a 360-degree cloud cover that obliterated old Sol, leading Triple Crown contender Mor Spirit worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday morning in a relatively pedestrian 1:13.60 in preparation for his three-year-old debut in the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 6.Trainer Bob Baffert had the Kentucky-bred colt by Eskendereya galloping out seven furlongs in 1:29 flat.Regular rider Gary Stevens was aboard Mor Spirit, who worked in company with Mt Veeder, who was also timed in 1:13.60.“It was a good stiff work for him,” Baffert said of Mor Spirit, who last raced on Dec. 19 when he won the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity by a length and a quarter. “The track is very demanding in the mornings.“It’s on to the Lewis. He’s on schedule.”Exaggerator worked seven furlongs in 1:25.80 for trainer Keith Desormeaux with brother Kent in the irons as the Delta Jackpot winner readies for his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 15. Santiago Gonzalez952113922%45%$758,658 Martin Pedroza3752114%22%$93,940 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Miller4363314%28%$212,370 (Current Through Friday, Jan. 22) Tyler Baze85714118%38%$389,702last_img read more

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Wycombe v QPR: Cousins starts, Washington set to feature

first_imgNew arrival Jordan Cousins makes his first QPR start and there are chances for Darnell Furlong and Cole Kpekawa to impress in tonight’s friendly.Steven Caulker and Grant Hall once again play at the heart of the defence, while Matt Ingram keeps goal against his former club.Michael Doughty and Michael Petrasso, who only made a handful of league appearances last season, are named in midfield, with Nasser El Khayati playing up front.Rangers’ other three summer signings, Joel Lynch, Jake Bidwell and Ariel Borysiuk, are all injured.Teenage winger Olamide Shodipo, who started the match at Northampton, is among the substitutes, as is Conor Washington, returning to the fold after his Euro 2016 exploits with Northern Ireland.QPR: Ingram; Furlong, Caulker, Hall, Kpekawa; Doughty, Henry; Emmanuel-Thomas, Cousins, Petrasso; El Khayati.Subs: Lumley, Perch, Onuoha, Gladwin, Shodipo, Chery, Washington, Polter.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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The Value of Learning from Other’s Mistakes

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now If you look at people who produce excellent results and lead their field, if you pay attention and look closely, you will notice that they do the hard things that others seek to avoid. If you look a bit longer and quite a bit deeper, you may catch a glimpse of why they choose to do hard things. What you will notice is that doing hard things prevents them from suffering the adverse outcomes most others experience. There is no requirement that you must learn everything by making every mistake yourself. You can avoid many of them and accelerate your results by recognizing the high value of learning from other people’s mistakes.Prospecting MistakesYou want to make prospecting for new business easy. To accomplish this unaccomplishable feat, you decide it is better to send emails than to pick up the telephone and call your prospective clients. By doing so, you believe you are making it easier for you to contact more prospects faster, and without having to speak to your potential clients, some of whom will reject your request for a meeting. Many have tried to supplant the phone with a medium that provides an easy and frictionless way to say no by simply pressing delete. The mistake here has been made, and you are not required to repeat it. You can avoid wasting your time and move towards your goal by doing what is necessary, not what is easy.You want a meeting so you can share with your dream client what makes your company and your product or service so much better than what they are using now. You want to tell them all about your experience working for this exceptional company, and about all the big companies you are already serving. Mostly, you want to ask them about the problems they’re having with their existing partner. The value proposition that you offer isn’t likely to cause your dream client to immediately open their calendar to find space for such a unique and compelling conversation. This mistake has been made long enough and with such high frequency that solutions exist, should you decide to do better. Developing a theory as to why your dream client needs to do something different in the future and providing your insights, your views, and how you are helping other people produce better results is to trade enough value to gain a meeting, even if it means you have to work harder to develop the critical sales competency necessary to win business.Process MistakesTreating a complex sale as if it is a transactional sales is to make an enormous and unnecessary mistake. First, because you act like a commodity, you ensure that your dream client treats you like one. As much as you want to blame that outcome on your prospective client, it may be your sales approach. When you have an hour-long discovery meeting followed by an emailed proposal and pricing, you are guilty of the new one-call close, a strategy that doesn’t perform well in a complex sale—and is often equally detrimental in some transactional sales. Every salesperson wants to win deals faster (or should), but the best performers invest the time necessary to win, discovering they waste efforts and opportunities by trying to cheat the process.You may want to avoid difficult conversations and tricky issues through the sales conversation, believing that engaging in them will repel your dream client. You are uncomfortable having these conversations, and more than anything, you want to avoid any conflict in the hope of creating a preference to buy from you. Maybe you don’t want to talk about what your client is going to need to do on their side if they want better results, something that may not make them happy. Maybe you don’t want to be the one to tell them they are going to have to spend more money than they are presently spending. You are afraid that when you tell them their RFP misses the mark entirely and that they would be better off shredding it and starting over, it is going to cause them to buy from someone else (and it just may, if you say it using the words in this sentence, combative diplomat).Many a salesperson has skipped gaining the commitment they need through the sales conversation only to lose deals they should have won. Many more have recognized the elephant in the room and pretended there was no elephant, only to suffer the repercussions of not addressing their client’s real challenge. You can avoid these mistakes.Looking for CluesSome will stubbornly stick what they want to do even when reality provides them with the painful lesson that its laws aren’t flexible, nor does it consider one’s feelings. If you are going to improve your results, you are going to have to change the things that prevent you from producing better outcomes.Whenever you see someone doing hard things with great care, what you are likely witnessing is an approach that has been informed by prior mistakes and errors, many unforced. Rather than making costly mistakes, the person producing exceptional results refined their approach, eliminating the errors by doing whatever is necessary to ensure their success, a strategy that may have taken years to develop.The value in learning from the mistakes others have already made is that you can avoid those mistakes. If that were all you gained from the exercise, that would be enough, but there is more. By adopting the practice of avoiding the mistakes by doing what may be more difficult but necessary, you accelerate your speed to results, cutting time off your learning curve.last_img read more

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No economic crisis in India govt taking steps to make it stronger

first_imgNew Delhi: There is no financial crisis in India, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday, adding that the central government was taking all necessary steps to strengthen the economy. “To make the economy stronger, the government has taken all measures and I want to say that the fundamentals of the country’s economy are strong. We are not in any crisis. Some reactions from non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) are there. But we are addressing all issues,” he told a press conference at his residence here. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Reacting to the Congress’s attack on the government for having the upcoming event ‘Howdy Modi’ in Houston, USA despite an economic slowdown, Javadekar said the Congress would never get such an opportunity like Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The stadium is already houseful for the ‘Howdy Modi’ event. Congress has never got this much popularity and will never get. I can only say that grapes are sour,” said Javadekar, who is the minister of information and broadcasting and environment and climate change. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The minister also took a jibe at former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh for his “saffron-clad rapists” remark, saying even the Congress does not take him seriously. “Even Congress does not give importance to him. Why should we react. We have seen his mentality after the Mumbai terror attacks. Since then he has been making such statements,” he said. Singh had on Tuesday courted controversy when he said at an event in Bhopal that people in saffron clothes were committing rapes, even in temples.last_img read more

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Rohingya bandit couple killed in Bdesh gunfight

first_imgDhaka: A Rohingya couple was shot dead during a gunfight in a border town camp hours after they were detained by Bangladesh police, officials said Sunday, the latest killings amid growing tensions between the refugees and authorities. Police in Teknaf town said the refugee couple — Dil Mohammad, 32, and his 26-year-old wife Jaheda Begum — were members of a Rohingya “bandit group”. Authorities claim the gang killed a local ruling party official, Omar Faruk, in a refugee settlement in southeastern Bangladesh last month. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportAt least 13 Rohingya refugees have been killed in alleged gunfights between criminals and officers since Faruk’s murder on August 22, police inspector Ali Arshad said. “Eleven of them were involved in Faruk’s murder,” he told AFP, but said that while part of the gang, the couple were not accused of carrying out the shooting. Police officer Mohammad Babul told AFP the pair were detained by investigators late Saturday and led officials to a suspected gang hideout in search of other alleged members. He said the officers were ambushed by the group hours later. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”We retaliated with gunfire. The couple sustained severe bullet injuries during the shootout,” Babul said, adding that they were later declared dead in a hospital. Rights groups have previously accused Bangladesh police of staging gunfights as a cover for the extrajudicial killings of Rohingya, mainly suspects in drug smuggling. Early this week, UN human rights experts called for an impartial investigation into Rohingya being killed in gunfights after being named as suspects in Faruk’s killing. Following the Faruk murder, local residents vandalised refugee shops and staged protests in one of the camps.last_img read more

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Gangster who killed his wife held after encounter

first_imgNew Delhi: A gangster involved in more than 40 criminal cases including the murder of his wife was arrested after a brief encounter in Seemapuri area of Shahdara district.Police said that the accused was planning to kill her mother-in-law. Police identified the accused as Aasif, a resident of Nand Nagari, has been involved in dacoity, murder, robbery, snatching. He was also arrested by Hyderabad police on May 2013 and booked in 10-12 cases of snatching. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesAccording to police on the intervening night of September 20-21, they led a trap near the community centre at 70 Futa Road in Seemapuri area. At about 2.00 am, one person came on a red colour motorcycle from Seemapuri Gol Chakkar side. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Amit Sharma said that when the team signalled him to stop, he accelerated but he was stopped by blocking the way with barricades. On this, he suddenly pulled out a country-made pistol and fired three rounds towards police team, out of which one bullet hit at bulletproof jacket worn by assistant sub-inspector Sukhbir. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarIn self-defence and to make him surrender, ASI Sukhbir also fired two rounds from his service pistol. In the meantime, head constable Amit grappled with him and ASI Sukhbir disarmed him. On frisking his body 21 live rounds were recovered from his possession. One live round of .32 was found in the chamber of pistol used by him. “The latest case is of the murder of his wife, to whom he had killed on February 25 at Garima Garden in Sahibabad (UP). A reward of 25 thousand is declared on him by the UP Police,” police said. He further revealed that he was also planning to murder his sister-in-law and mother-in-law, who were pursuing the murder case of his wife. During further investigation, the pistol used in the crime has been recovered.last_img read more

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Mostawaited Durja puja of Delhi enters its 53rd year

first_imgMatri Mandir Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti, which organises Capital’s most prestigious and much-awaited Durga Puja celebration at Safdarjung Enclave, enters its 53rd year of Puja festivities with new zeal and enthusiasm.”An integral part of the organising committee – our women members – have always shown great gumption and perseverance in organising the puja. This year also, they have gone a step ahead and volunteered to take up this onerous task of organising the Durga Puja festivities,” said Debashis Saha, Chief Coordinator, of Durga Puja 2019. Also Read – The Puja carnival”Though we do not claim for this to be a unique venture, it is very special for us, considering the magnitude and complexities of such a large Puja,” Saha added. All Women managing committee is very excited as this year the Puja will be inaugurated by Smriti Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development, Minister of textiles, on Maha Panchami, at 7:30 pm. President Chandana Mukherjee said, this year we will pay tribute to Rabindranath Tagore – a versatile intellect, who was much ahead of his time, wrote in his mother tongue, and didn’t limit his message to people around him. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraGeneral Secretary of Durga Puja Samity, Indrani Bhattacharya and Gitashree Moitra informed that the pandal this time is designed and decorated according to various themes and cultures – reflecting the rich culture, heritage and liveliness of our country. Chairperson Cultural committee Tanushree Dasgupta Saha said, “The cultural functions at Matri Mandir are always special and highly awaited by the enthusiasts. Marking the grand closing ceremony on Navami, this year we will have a musical night by Kailash Kher. Also, we have decided to stage some young and budding artistes from Kolkata and Mumbai. Indian Idol famous Rahul Deb will be performing on Maha Saptami day.” Treasurer Sumitra Sarkar said that this year they thought that it will be a challenging task to raise funds, but with blessings of Maa Durga they are reaching their target. “We are enjoying our work and so far we are happy with our progress.” Collection and souviner committee Smrity Moitra ( Jr) and Arpita Bhattacharya said, “We are working round the clock to ensure that we meet our targets. Though it’s a tedious job, we are enjoying thoroughly.”last_img read more

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