London, United Kingdom | AFP | English Football Association chairman Greg Clarke does not believe fans will be allowed into stadiums “any time soon” and has warned that the coronavirus crisis could cost the governing body £300 million ($373 million).Football across England has been indefinitely suspended, with the 2019/20 season in all leagues below the top four divisions already declared over.However, there are growing fears that the 2020/21 campaign also faces huge disruption due to social-distancing guidelines.“With social distancing in place for some time to come we do face substantial changes to the whole football ecosystem,” Clarke wrote in a letter to the FA Council.“For example, it’s hard to foresee crowds of fans, who are the lifeblood of the game, returning to matches any time soon.”The Premier League is still hoping to finish the season behind closed doors, with “Project Restart” aimed at minimising a predicted £1 billion loss if the campaign cannot be completed.It is understood top-flight clubs were told on Friday that the remaining matches of the season must be played at neutral venues. Further down the pyramid, where gate receipts make up a much higher percentage of clubs’ income without lucrative TV deals, there are doubts over whether a new season can even start without fans being allowed to attend.The FA has also been affected by the cancellation of at least four England fixtures and the suspension of the FA Cup.Clarke said a “sensible” £75 million budget cut had been agreed.“In a worst-case scenario, this would be necessary for the next four years to offset a £300 million deficit,” he added.“Clearly that will impact many of our plans as every area of the game will be touched and projects that we all value will be affected.” Share on: WhatsApp
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen (22), Starling Marte, center, and Jose Tabata, right, celebrate with teammates as they leave the field after defeating the Colorado Rockies in the baseball game on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 5-2. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Francisco Liriano has won twice as many games as he did a year ago and there’s still two months to go in the season.Liriano continued his recent dominance with seven strong innings, and Jose Tabata homered and drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.Liriano (12-4) allowed only two hits to offset his five walks and had six strikeouts. The left-hander improved to 7-1 with a 1.65 ERA in his last eight starts for the NL Central leaders.Last season, Liriano was a combined 6-12 with the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox. He has a hard time explaining his turnaround, which is a big reason why the Pirates hold a 1 ½-game lead over St. Louis in the NL Central.“What can I say?” he said. “Everything is going good for me and good for the team. I’m not really thinking about it too much. I’m just going out and pitching and trying to be aggressive and get people out. It’s working out well for me and it is working out for well for the team because we’re winning.”Tabata hit his first home run since May 11 – a span of 112 plate appearances – and also tripled while going 3 for 4 to raise his average to .266. Tabata has hit just three homers this season, which is why general manager Neal Huntington tried to trade for an outfielder before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, though without success.“We’ve seen Jose swing the bat like this before and be productive over the last few years,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “Hopefully, he will get hot.”The Rockies put men on base in six of Liriano’s seven innings but they went 0 for 9 against him with runners on, including five hitless at-bats with runners in scoring position.“When I walk people it’s because I’m overthrowing,” Liriano said. “When guys got on base, I told myself to slow down and make pitches, not try to do too much.”Colorado lost for the fifth time in six games.“We had some opportunities early but like most of the good ones once he settled in he was tough,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “He had a good changeup and his command was pretty good even though he walked some guys.”Gaby Sanchez had two hits and two RBIs for Pittsburgh, while Jordy Mercer and Andrew McCutchen added two hits each.Fill-in closer Mark Melancon pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his sixth save.Jorge De La Rosa (10-6) pitched four-plus innings and gave up three runs on six hits while striking out three and walking two. The outing came a day after Rockies owner Dick Monfort said Colorado would exercise De La Rosa’s $11 million club option for 2014.“Jorge didn’t have very good command,” Weiss said. “It was a struggle for him from the start.”The Pirates scored one run each in the third through seventh innings to take a 5-0 lead.In the third, Starling Marte led off with a single, stole second, took third on Jordy Mercer’s groundout and scored on Andrew McCutchen’s double. Tabata led off the fourth by homering over the 375 sign in right-center for his third of the season.Sanchez hit run-scoring singles in both the fifth and seventh innings, while Tabata led off the sixth with a triple and scored on Josh Harrison’s squeeze bunt.Colorado finally scored a pair in the eighth on consecutive RBI singles by Troy Tulowitzki and Michael Cuddyer, who returned to the team after missing the previous two games because of a family emergency.NOTES: Colorado LF Carlos Gonzalez was not in the lineup for a fourth straight game with a sprained right middle finger but hopes to play Sunday. … Rockies 1B Todd Helton, who has normally been rested twice a week, played in nine straight games until being rested Saturday. … Colorado RHP Roy Oswalt, on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, was forced to cut short a simulated game because of tightness in the leg. … Pittsburgh C Russell Martin sat out for the second time in three games because of left knee soreness. … The Pirates will start RHP A.J. Burnett (4-7, 2.86 ERA) on Sunday against RHP Juan Nicasio (6-4, 4.92) in the three-game series finale.
March of late has been deemed the month Canadians dig out from another spring snowstorm as winter continues to hold off spring.South of the 49th parallel, March is known for its Madness on the college hardwood as 68 teams take their shot at the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship.Seeing how a taste of March Madness was going to be in Spokane with Washington State hosting the second and third rounds of the tournament Thursday and Saturday, I decided to take a trek to see what all the hoopla was about.Now I have to admit college basketball has ballooned just a little since an old college buddy and I used a friend’s living room to watch three straight games in living colour one afternoon back in the Marques Johnson UCLA days. (I dare you to google to see when Marques Johnson played for UCLA.)In Kamloops, being a poor college student, the only affordable luxury was a B&W Marconi for our pad viewers, which for $25 had difficulty keeping up with the travel of the ball. So it was a treat to see the games in colour.This weekend in Spokane was definitely a step up from Kamloops — a basketball purists dream.Four games to take in of NCAA Division One Men’s Round two games Thursday followed by two more third round contests Saturday.Thursday was an eye opener right from the start as No. 12 Harvard upset fifth-ranked Cincinnati.Later in the day odds-on favourite Michigan State manhandled Delaware Blue Hens before another 12-seed, North Dakota posted the upset over Oklahoma State.And you ask about the final game? Well that contest went into overtime with San Diego State surviving against Canadian Sim Bhullar of Toronto playing for New Mexico State.That’s 7’5”, 360-pound Sim Bhullar. Sim is one big man. Basketball has fallen off the sports map the Kootenays over the past years since a group of boys put the Heritage City on the map with back-to-back provincial titles at Grade nine and ten division and a fourth-place finish in the Triple-A Championships during their senior year.LVR didn’t even have a Senior Girl’s team for the first time since anyone can remember. But it was nice to see former Bomber and now LVR Senior Boy’s coach Jeremy Phelan scrape together enough funds to talk his Triple-A provincial tournament.It’s obvious soccer, hockey and individual sports like skiing, snowboarding mountain biking and skateboarding have taken over.But that doesn’t mean there is still a following locally.And by the number of people I ran into at the Spokane Arena, there’s still a following.From warm-up through to the final buzzer there’s dunks, steals, pin-point passing and shooting along with bands, cheerleaders and mascots all packed into one single game.Saturday’s finale between Harvard and Michigan State saw those future Crimson billionaire CEOs and Nobel Peace Prize winners erase a 16-point deficit to take a one-point advantage late in the game.The rally had the arena rocking. Most of the crowd, except for a section of Spartan supporters, was amped up hoping to see another upset.However, President Obama’s pick to win it all showed resiliency, answering the Crimson run with one of their own to off the 80-73 victory.It was quite a weekend in the Spok despite no one winning college basketball’s first $1 Billion NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge. It took only 25 games for everyone to be eliminated from the contest that had the winner taking home $1 BILLON for picking the winners of 63 NCAA Tournament games.Television, colour or B& W, doesn’t do the March Madness justice. Being there was gave me whole a new perspective.Americans love their college hoops. And the Canadians playing on scholarship south of the border are proof success doesn’t always come from a puck and a stick.Oh did I tell you the minute I crossed the Nelway border Saturday night back into Canada Saturday, it started snowing — flakes the size of saucers.Which is good, because now I don’t need an excuse — even if its sunny — to spend Sunday in front of the television watching more games — that saw top-ranked Wichita State Shockers and second-seed Kansas get SHOCKED!
The good news on the night, was a unexpected win by a short-benched Slave Lake Wolves team in Dawson Creek, keeping the Jr. Canucks 5 points back of Fort St. John in the race for second place, while Peace River sits 6 points back. Click here to see the NWJHL standings. http://www.northwestjr.hockeyleaguestats.com/?go=standings&order=pts&did=11&sid=10 Huskies lose 4-1 to the Whitecourt WolverinesThe Huskies put in another solid effort on Saturday night, sticking with the top-ranked wolverines for the entire game, and playing fairly tight defence, in a 4-1 loss.A fairly even first period saw the Wolverines cash in on perhaps their only two opportunities, as Mitch Ternan fired a snap-shot from the high slot over the glove of Zack Blain and into the top corner, and Rodney Lavoie made good on a partial breakaway, getting rid of a snapper into the same corner of the net.- Advertisement -It seemed like another Whitecourt goal 6 minutes into the second would put the pups away, but on their third powerplay of the game, Dylan Apsassin deflected a Linden Apsassin shot to pull Fort St. John back within two. Finally, Whitecourt put the game away, when Jeff Chalifoux tapped home a great feed from Lavoie, making it 4-1 for the hosts. From there, the Wolverines worked the clock, with Ryan Demharter shutting the door on the few chances the Huskies did get.Listen to this highlights package [asset|aid=877|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f88f5b7122a453cc3b553f942fca92f6-Huskies loose 4-1 to White Court Wolverines _1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “I think the guys put forth a hell of an effort to get themselves an opportunity to win the game, but it’s a matter of learning who we are and who gets the touches where,” Bickerstaff explained. “You know in the fourth quarter we rely heavily on Mike, so it was somebody different we were having to find tonight, and that’s just a matter of us getting comfortable and familiar with one another and growing and learning from it.”Memphis led 75-67 heading into the fourth, and the Grizzlies were up 89-76 before the Thunder found their footing. A 3-pointer by Westbrook cut the deficit to 91-86 and led to a Memphis timeout.Westbrook hit another 3 to tie the game at 93 with 1:04 to play, then a jumper from near the free throw line to put the Thunder ahead 95-93 with 31.9 seconds left. Wright missed a 3 and Schroder made two free throws at the other end with 14.9 seconds remaining.After Wright made a layup to trim the Thunder’s lead to two, Oklahoma City’s Terrance Ferguson hit two free throws with 6.5 seconds left to seal the win.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Wright had 15 points at halftime. … Memphis held Oklahoma City to 31.9 percent shooting through three quarters, but allowed the Thunder to shoot 45.8 percent in the fourth.Thunder: Westbrook got a technical foul early in the first quarter. He has 14 this season, leaving him two away from a suspension. … Adams had 12 rebounds in the first half. He finished one short of his career high.HE SAID ITThunder forward Abdel Nader on the team’s losing streak: “I think everybody was caught up, you know? I think we lost four in a row coming into tonight, and everybody gets really caught up in that. When you really look at the stats and watch film, it is all one- or two-possession games against some really good teams. Like I said, we have some things we definitely need to clean up, but this was a good step forward to get the job done.”UP NEXT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Wesatbrook, right, passes the ball around Memphis Grizzlies guard Justin Holiday, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook turned back the clock a bit on Sunday.Oklahoma City’s All-Star point guard scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit in the final seven minutes to snap a four-game losing streak with a 99-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Montez Sweat set big-man record for 40-yard dash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Westbrook shot 3 of 13 in the first three quarters, then went 4 for 7 in the fourth. It was similar to the late-game scoring binges he went on during his MVP season two years ago.The Thunder needed every bit of it — forward Paul George, the NBA’s No. 2 scorer and league leader in steals, missed his third straight game with a sore right shoulder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesOklahoma City supported Westbrook’s late surge by holding the Grizzlies to 6-for-21 shooting in the fourth.“One of the things we talked about that I said before the game tonight is that we’ve got to create a defensive identity regardless,’” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “We have to defend at a higher level every single night. Offensively, we struggled to get any kind of flow or continuity there, but I give our guys credit — they still tried to work as hard as they could to defend, even though offensively, we had our challenges.” Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Grizzlies host Portland on Tuesday.The Thunder play at Minnesota on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was the first time since Jan. 6 that the Thunder failed to score at least 100 points.“With Paul out, certainly offensively, it’s been a challenge the last several games,” Donovan said. “I’ve been trying to find a way to keep helping our guys offensively in order to create an identity with him being out.”Dennis Schroder added 17 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, and Steven Adams had 13 points and 22 boards for the Thunder.Avery Bradley scored 27 points, Delon Wright had 17 and Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Grizzlies.Mike Conley, the team’s floor general and leading scorer, sat out with general soreness. Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Conley’s presence was missed in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen on Aug. 10, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.Greg Zipadelli, competition director for Stewart-Haas Racing, said at a news conference that Stewart “feels strongly” about not racing following Kevin Ward Jr.’s fatal accident.The decision was an about-face for the organization, which had said when the track opened that Stewart would be behind the wheel of his No. 14 Chevrolet when the green flag waved.“We gave Tony some time to sleep on it. He feels strongly this is the right thing to do,” Zipadelli said. “All you can do is what you feel is right, and we feel this is right. We get through today and do it the best we can as a group.“He’s going through a tough time. It’s emotional for him.” Regan Smith will drive Stewart’s car instead.Ward had crashed following contact with Stewart one lap earlier and got out of his car as it was stopped along the fence. Video of the incident showed Ward walking from his crashed car onto the racing surface as cars circled by, and, as he gestured at Stewart’s passing car, he was struck.Authorities questioned Stewart but said no criminal charges were imminent. Stewart traveled to Watkins Glen International following police questioning.Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said Stewart was “visibly shaken” and had been cooperative in the investigation. Authorities were asking spectators and others to turn over any video they recorded of the crash.“This is right now being investigated as an on-track crash and I don’t want to infer that there are criminal charges pending,” Povero said.“When the investigation is completed, we will sit down with the district attorney and review it. But I want to make it very clear: there are no criminal charges pending at this time.”A witness said it appeared Ward was trying to confront Stewart, the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion. The video showed Ward standing to the right of Stewart’s familiar No. 14 car, which seemed to kick out from the rear and hit him.Moments earlier, Ward and Stewart were racing side-by-side for position as they exited a turn. Ward was on the outside when Stewart, on the bottom, seemed to slide toward Ward’s car and crowd him toward the wall. The rear tire of Stewart’s car appeared to clip the front tire of Ward’s car, and Ward spun into the fence.Povero said Ward, who was wearing a black firesuit and black helmet, had walked into the racing area and one car swerved to avoid him before he was struck by Stewart.“The next thing I could see, I didn’t see (the other driver) anymore,” witness Michael Messerly said. “It just seemed like he was suddenly gone.”A spokesman for Stewart’s racing team called Ward’s death a “tragic accident.”The dirt track, about 30 miles southeast of Rochester, canceled the remainder of the race and later posted a message on its Facebook page encouraging fans to “pray for the entire racing community of fans, drivers, and families.”Ward’s website said he began racing go-karts in 1998 at age 4, but didn’t start driving sprint cars until 2010. The 20-year-old from Port Leyden, New York, was Empire Super Sprint rookie of the year in 2012 and this year was his fifth season racing the Empire Super Sprints.Stewart often competes in extracurricular events like the race on Aug. 9. The multi-millionaire is known to participate in races with purses worth less than $3,000 and drive alongside drivers of varying ages and talent levels.The crash came almost exactly a year after Stewart suffered a compound fracture to his right leg in a sprint car race in Iowa. The injury cost him the second half of the NASCAR season. Stewart only returned to sprint track racing last month, and won in his return, at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Michigan.But the broken leg cost him the entire second-half of last season and sidelined him during NASCAR’s important Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Stewart wasn’t cleared to get back in a race car until February, the day the track opened for preparations for NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500 began.“Everybody has hobbies. Everybody has stuff they like to do when they have downtime, and that’s just what it is for me,” he said last month following his return to sprint car racing. “That’s what I like to do when I have extra time. I don’t think there is anything wrong with doing it. I feel like there are a lot of other things I could be doing that are a lot more dangerous and a lot bigger waste of time with my time off do than doing that.”Among Stewart’s many business interests is his ownership of Ohio dirt track Eldora Speedway, which last month hosted the NASCAR Truck Series, and his stake in Stewart-Haas Racing, which fields cars for Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Danica Patrick.He’s struggled a bit this year since returning from his leg injury, and heads into Sunday’s race winless on the season and ranked 19th in the standings.Stewart had been scheduled to start 13th on Aug. 10 at Watkins Glen, one of just five remaining races for Stewart to either score a win or move inside the top 16 in points to grab a valuable spot in NASCAR’s Chase.The site of thes crash is the same track where Stewart was involved in a July 2013 accident that seriously injured a 19-year-old driver. He later took responsibility for his car making contact with another and triggering the 15-car accident that left Alysha Ruggles with a compression fracture in her back.By John Kekis and John Wawrow. AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer and AP writer Mike Sisak contributed to this report.TweetPinShare0 Shares
zoomImage Courtesy: Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Center – JRCC Larnaca Two crew members were seriously injured in an explosion aboard a Malta-flagged chemical tanker in the morning hours of December 29, according to Cypriot authorities.The 7,000 dwt tanker Athlos suffered an explosion, followed by a fire, some 3 nautical miles off the southern coast of Cyprus.The explosion threw five crew members overboard. Cypriot authorities recovered the seafarers and transferred all five, two of whom suffering extensive burns, to a hospital.The 2010-built vessel was crewed by 17 seafarers at the time of the incident, including 7 Greeks, 9 Indians and 1 Georgian. The explosion occurred shortly after the ship sailed from the port of Larnaca.Only hours after the incident, Cypriot authorities confirmed that the fire aboard Athlos, which is operated by the Greek shipping firm Enea Management, was under control.World Maritime News Staff
One of the few publishers to buck the trend and launch print this year—48-page Optometry Times in March of 2009—EVP Steve Morris is quick to downplay the role of print.“The reality is that we aren’t really excited about opening more print publications in this environment. Our strategy has clearly moved to digital with the launch of [online hub] modernmedicine.com.” The decision to launch was mostly due to its anticipated profitable gains “in print alone” and an “acceleration of event and online investments from our clients.”Morris and his team have done what so many have not in the current climate; taken a step back and listened to the market demands of its niche audience. After joining Advanstar in 2004 as a vice president of market development, he successfully reorganized this group into a more customer-focused and efficient sales organization, which led to expanded growth opportunities and increased revenue before moving to his current group in 2005.In the ophthalmology market, Advanstar sees 50 percent of its revenue from print and 50 percent from digital and events. Due to the similarity of its eye markets, Optometry Times called on the readership of Ophthalmology Times for a 33,000-controlled circ magazine. Since joining the company in 2004, Morris’ team has spearheaded major initiatives including the launch of modernmedicine.com, a portal and source for physicians, as well as provide a central content structure.An $8 million-plus franchise in 2008, Morris recognizes the importance of appealing to this total “eye” category through its preferred medium. “It was easy to make the decision to tap into optometry in print, the same as we are doing in events and digital. The optometry market is 33 percent larger in print than ophthalmology,” he says. “We are looking to grow that [$8 million] total over 15 percent this year in the face of a challenging market with this launch as a critical element of differentiation.”VITAL STATS: Advanstar is looking to grow its $8 million eye franchise over 15 percent in 2009.
2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Share your voice 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More From Roadshow Now playing: Watch this: UberAir is planning on taking to the skies over Melbourne by 2020, even if that seems highly ambitious to us. Uber For some reason that we can’t fully grasp, people continue to look to flying cars as a valid means of transportation in the future. Uber has really doubled down on this idea, having already named Los Angeles and Dallas as pilot cities for its UberAir aerial rideshare program, announced on Tuesday that it is adding a third city: Melbourne, Australia.The really wild part is that Uber plans on starting test flights as early as 2020 and hopes to have the program commercially viable and available to the public by 2023 — which, if you couldn’t tell, is an incredibly short timeline.So, why Melbourne? It’s not Australia’s largest or most cosmopolitan city, though it’s reasonably close on both counts. We wouldn’t put it past Uber to just be huge Kylie Minogue or Dirty Three fans though.”Australian governments have adopted a forward-looking approach to ride-sharing and future transport technology,” Susan Anderson, regional general manager for Uber in Australia, New Zealand and North Asia, said in a statement. “This, coupled with Melbourne’s unique demographic and geospatial factors and culture of innovation and technology, makes Melbourne the perfect third launch city for Uber Air. We will see other Australian cities following soon after.”A large part of Uber’s plan to take to the skies involves the development of electric helicopterlike aircraft that will be both ecologically friendly and significantly quieter than traditional helicopters, both because of their lack of noisy turbine engines and because they will use multiple smaller rotors to provide lift, rather than a single large one.To get these craft designed, built and approved by governmental agencies within its highly truncated time frame, Uber has partnered with several established aerospace companies, including Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences, EmbraerX, Pipistrel Vertical Solutions and Bell. Skai could be the first hydrogen-powered eVTOL 0 Post a comment Tags Roadshow Sci-Tech 8 Photos All of the electric urban aircraft unveiled at Uber Elevate 2018 2:03 Uber
Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Dhaka University vice-chancellor professro Md Akhtaruzzaman attend a programme at the Institute of Modern Languages marking World Hindi Day on 10 January. Photo: UNBHindi language has a bright future in Bangladesh as many people of this country regularly watch Hindi serials and movies on the television, said Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday.“These people understand Hindi language although they can’t read or write,” he said while presiding over a programme at the Institute of Modern Languages (IML) of Dhaka University, reports UNB.Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) and the IML jointly organised the programme marking the World Hindi Day.Shringla said the Hindi department of IML has created a great opportunity for those who are interested to know about the Hindi language and culture.“The relation between the people of Bangladesh and India will be more strong and deep,” he said.DU vice-chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman attended the event as the chief guest.IML director professor Shishir Bhattacharya also addressed the programme.