Bengaluru: India's hockey captain Sardar Singh says his side has enough firepower to tackle strong opponents such as world number one Australia and reigning Olympic champions Argentina at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup beginning Saturday. India will open their campaign against world number two Argentina on Saturday. The experienced mid-fielder exuded confidence that India can come up with a solid show in the season-opening event which also features England, Ireland and hosts Malaysia. "It is extremely important to start the tournament well. A good match against Argentina will give the team the confidence for the rest of the matches to follow. Every match in the Pool Stage will be important to ensure a place in the final. We have beaten teams like Australia and England in the past and have done well against Argentina too. We just need to ensure we play in a structured manner and execute the team's plans perfectly," Sardar said ahead of team's departure. "It will be a good competition and … [Read more...] about Sardar Singh confident of good show at Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
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KATHMANDU: Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was here on a three-day trip to raise awareness for the UNICEF Nepal's 'Bat for Brain Development' campaign. A UNICEF ambassador, Tendulkar engaged in a game of cricket with the Nepal women's team, visited the famous Pashupati Temple and met the Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli, during his stay here. "Thank you for meeting me despite health issues @PM_Nepal Shri Oli ji, I wish you a speedy recovery. I feel touched by the love and warmth received in Nepal. Like the beautiful lamp you gifted - may there be brightness, happiness & prosperity all over the world. @unicef_nepal," Tendulkar tweeted. Thank you for meeting me despite health issues @PM_Nepal Shri Oli ji, I wish you a speedy recovery. I feel touche… https://t.co/Fm2Af1mh88— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1573995760000 Tendukar was appointed UNICEF's first brand ambassador for South Asia in November 2013 and his put his weight behind several issue … [Read more...] about Batting for a good cause: Sachin Tendulkar raises awareness for brain development in Nepal
Video PlayerClose by Xinhua writers Liu Baiyun and Wang Pan GUANGZHOU, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- It was 5 p.m., and Saada Masood Ally Seif, a Tanzanian passenger in her 20s, was waiting in the departure hall of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, though her flight would not take off for seven hours. "There will be a huge amount of baggage to be checked in, and I want to be the first in the queue," Saada said, eyeing three pieces of baggage beside her, dwarfed by piles of large baggage from other passengers. Saada would take a midnight flight from the southern Chinese of Guangzhou to Tanzania's biggest city Dar es Salaam, an air route she has taken many times over the past five years. In Dar es Salaam, she runs a baby clothes shop in Kariakoo Market, the largest distribution center of Chinese goods in East Africa, and Guangzhou is her source of supply. "Every time we come to Guangzhou, we take home as many goods as our check-in luggage can take," she said. In recent years, the … [Read more...] about China Focus: Carrying Chinese goods on flights still popular with African traders