De Jong A little luck could help Ajax defeat Real Madrid

first_imgAjax star Frenkie de Jong is hopeful that with a “little luck” they can cause an upset against Real Madrid in the Champions League.De Godenzonen have been drawn to face reigning champions Real in the last-16 of the Champions League, with the first leg to take place in Amsterdam on Wednesday.This young and inexperienced Ajax team, who boast an average age of 23 years old, are not expected to prevail against 13-time winners Real over a two-legged tie.In fact, Ajax haven’t even made it to the quarter-final of the Champions League in 16 years and the last time they won the competition came in 1995.But De Jong is refusing to rule out an upset against Los Blancos, who are chasing a fourth successive European title this season.“Our upcoming opponent is Real Madrid, a team that is starting to come in,” De Jong told Het Kontakt.“I’m not going to say that we’re going to win the cup. We’ll see it from round to round.“Real in the last five year, have won the Champions League four times, and they are favourites. But if we have a little luck, we are not hopeless.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Apart from a few pains, I feel great fit. It makes a difference that we have a very good team and that every individual player also knows this.”Although Ajax have proven they are no pushovers when it comes to facing Europe’s elite in a match after claiming a thrilling 3-3 draw against Bayern Munich in the group stages this term.Erik ten Hag’s side are also going strong in the Eredivisie this season in second-place and five points off leaders PSV Eindhoven after winning 16 of their opening 20 games.For De Jong, on the other hand, this two-legged tie against Real represents a great opportunity for him to impress his new employers Barcelona against their great rivals.The 21-year-old midfielder will arrival at Camp Nou in July after a €75m deal along with €11m in bonuses was agreed on between Ajax and Barcelona.✖️ HISTORY✖️ IN✖️ GOALS!#heraja pic.twitter.com/QmcS9lVFtc— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) February 7, 2019last_img read more

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Prof Golam Rabbani new proctor of DU

first_imgProfessor Golam Rabbani.Professor AKM Golam Rabbani of Islamic History & Culture department has been appointed as the new proctor of Dhaka University (DU) on Thursday.The new proctor will take charge on 22 October, DU vice-chancellor Akhtaruzzaman told UNB.last_img

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Soon new arboretum for mangrove species of Sunderbans

first_imgKolkata: State Forest department is coming up with a new arboretum for showcasing the wide variety of mangrove plants that exist in the Sunderbans. The arboretum will come up adjacent to Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower, which is deemed as a prime location for wildlife spotting.”There are around 54 species of mangroves among which 34 species are found in the Sunderbans. No other mangrove forest in the country has so many species of mangrove as the Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve. We feel that the tourists, who visit the Sunderbans, will be interested in gaining knowledge about the mangrove variety,” a senior official of SBR said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe official further said they will take the help of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) for the purpose of labelling the species of mangroves.The state Forest department also has plans to develop its existing arboretum at Bakkhali to make it more interesting for the tourists.The department has also taken up a study of the socio economic impact of the various schemes undertaken by them for the upliftment of the village folk in the Sunderbans.We have 65 Joint Forest Management Committee (JMFC), which work for developing the social and economic condition of the people living there, through different schemes. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”They have taken up activities like creating irrigation channels, brick paths, pond jetties, Self-Help groups, piggery, goat rearing, poultry etc. The study will assess the impact of the work of the JFMC’s and accordingly plan the future course of action that is to be undertaken,” a senior official of the Forest department said.The department hopes to complete the study by March 2019 and come up with a report in April.The study will be carried out by a team of experts from prominent educational institutes in the country, who are adept in such impact study.last_img read more

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A date with Shakespeare

first_imgEveryone, at least for once, have come across the works of William Shakespeare or have in the least heard about him. Also, there are many, who are familiar with the name of Shakespeare, but might not have got a chance to witness his work through a book, a play or a movie.To introduce such people to the world of the greatest dramatist of all time and to commemorate his 400th death anniversary, six movies from different internationally acclaimed director were recently screened in the CD Deshmukh Auditorium at India International Centre (IIC) in the national Capital. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe film screening ‘A Date with Shakespeare’ was the part of IIC annual festival ‘The IIC Experience-2016’.The films screened included Macbeth, King Lear, All Night Long, Hamlet, Throne of Blood and Othello, which were directed by Roman Polanski, Peter Brook, Basil Dearden, Grigori Kozintsev and Iosef Shapiro, Akira Kurosawa and Orson Welles respectively. Each film was critically acclaimed at its time and had bagged many awards. Othello had received Grand Prize of the Festival at Cannes Film Festival in 1952. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe films, which are considered as classics now, are individualistic. While some portay the plays in traditional manner, others transport the action to other periods and setting. For example, Basil Dearden’s All Night Long, translate ‘Othello’ to the smoky world of sixties London jazz clubs, showing just how current and relatable the themes of Shakespeare’s work continue to be.King Lear (1971) is a noted tragedy in black and white, which delivered the saga of the aging, self-deluding regent in a evocative manner. Whereas Othello (1951) rearrange the order of the tragedy and starts with the funeral of the protagonist, thereby turning it into a film noir as the murder investigation takes place to find out the cause of their deaths. The movie concluded the film festival.William Shakespeare’s plays remains highly popular and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political context throughout the world. Around 400 films based on Shakespeare have been made and shared online. Shakespeare has an annual commercial value of over $ 1 billion with over 5,000 individual stage production each year.last_img read more

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CPIM decides to not field candidates in constituencies where Cong had won

first_imgKolkata: CPI(M) will not field candidates in the constituencies from where Congress candidates had won in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. This was decided at the two-day Central Committee meeting of CPI(M) in Delhi on Monday. In the 2014 Parliament election, Congress had won in four seats. Adhir Chowdhury and Abhijit Mukherjee had won from Baharampur and Jangipur seats in Murshidabad, while A H A Khan Chowdhury and Mausam Noor had been elected from Malda. Mausam has recently joined Trinamool Congress and is likely to be Trinamool’s candidate from Malda in the forthcoming election. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHowever, CPI(M) is not ready to give up the Raigunj and Murshidabad seats, from where party candidates Mohammed Salim and Badaruddoza Khan had won in 2014. Salim and Khan had won by around 1,600 votes and 18,000 votes respectively. WBPCC leaders said that the party was strong in both these constituencies and their claims should not be overruled. WBPCC president Somen Mitra has said that CPI(M) should formally approach Congress to ink the alliance. The Left Front is meeting on March 8 to finalise the other seats. The Central Committee of the party maintained that a united India has taken a stand against terrorism. Instead of strengthening this, the post-Pulwama developments are seeing orchestrated efforts by the BJP and Sangh Parivar outfits to rouse jingoistic nationalism, it stated.last_img read more

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