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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi looks on during the La Liga match against Deportivo la Coruna. had taken its toll.”Sport is like this we aren’t machines and after the effort we made on Wednesday it was very difficult to compete again We have to congratulate Deportivo they were the deserved winners of this game” he said Pique also tried to put the week in perspective “Every Barca fan would have signed up to coming back against PSG and then losing in Coruna” he added “We’ll continue to fight for the league title until the end There’s still a long way to go and we’ll have chances to win it” Washington: President Donald Trump has proposed zero aid in 2018 to the Tibetans reversing the decades-old American policy of providing financial assistance to the community for safeguarding their distinct identity The Trump administration now wants other countries to jump in The State Department which sent the detailed proposal to the Congress as part of Trump’s maiden annual budget described it as one of the “tough choices” that it had to make as its budget itself has been slashed by more than 28 percent Leaders of the Tibetan community in the US refrained from commenting on the proposal saying they are still reading the budget papers At the same time they observed that majority of the assistance to the Tibetan people including for Tibet so far have been Congressionally driven Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has expressed concern over the move “Leader Pelosi is very concerned about the zeroing out of aid to the Tibetan community in the Trump budget proposal” Drew Hammill spokesman for Pelosi told PTI In its budgetary proposal for the fiscal year 2018 beginning 1 October the State Department has removed the decades old Tibet Fund and has proposed zero dollars against Ngwang Choephel Fellows In 2017 and 2016 both — Tibet Fund and Ngwang Choephel Fellows — categories had accounted for more than a million dollars File image of Donald Trump AP However the State Department in its footnote of the budget said that Special Academic Exchanges whose budgetary allocation has been reduced from more than $147 million in 2017 to just $7 million for 2018 would include funding for programmes such as the Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship Program Mobility (Disability) Exchanges and the Tibet Fund “As we work to streamline efforts to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of US taxpayers’ dollars we acknowledge that we have to prioritise and make some tough choices” a State Department official told PTI “Focusing our efforts will allow us to advance our most important policy goals and national security interests while ensuring that other donor countries contribute their fair share toward meeting global challenges” the official said requesting anonymity However the official did not identify the countries that it would like to help continue funding for the Tibetan cause “We will continue to engage diplomatically with allies and partners to advance our US national interests and shared policy priorities” the official said Pelosi who early this month led a high powered Congressional delegation to Dharamshala to meet the Dalai Lama has expressed concern over the development “As she has said many times including during her visit this month to His Holiness The Dalai Lama in Dharamshala if the US does not speak out for human rights in China we lose all moral authority to talk about it elsewhere in the world” Hammill told PTI “That includes critical funding through the State Department for important efforts like those in support of a genuinely autonomous Tibet that advance and protect America’s interests in the world” Hammill said in response to a question The move to abolish Tibet fund is expected to be widely opposed in the Congress The US policy towards Tibet is currently driven by the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002 which was signed by the last Republican President George W Bush Enacted into law on 30 September 2002 as part of the Foreign Relations Authorisation Act FY2003 it lists its “purpose” as being “to support the aspirations of the Tibetan people to safeguard their distinct identity” The act establishes in statute the State Department position of United States Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues and states that the Special Coordinator’s “central objective” is “to promote substantive dialogue between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Dalai Lama or his representatives” The Act among other things includes US government assistance for nongovernmental organisations to work in Tibetan communities in China; an educational and cultural exchange program with “the people of Tibet”; Voice of America and Radio Free Asia Tibetan-language broadcasting into Tibet; and assistance for Tibetan refugees in South Asia It also calls for a scholarship program for Tibetans living outside Tibet; and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) human rights and democracy programmes relating to Tibet The Special Coordinator is also required to “vigorously promote the policy of seeking to protect the distinct religious cultural linguistic and national identity of Tibet” and press for “improved respect for human rights” according to a 2015 report on Tibet by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) It was in 2002 that the Congress began earmarking Economic Support Fund assistance to Tibetan communities in China In addition to this the US Agency for International Development (USAID) manages provision of this support out of its India office According to the CRS retaining this earmark has become a major priority for the Central Tibetan Administration in India With a major drop in the budget of USAID it is not clear what impact it would have on funding for the Tibetan Government in exile Congress required the establishment of “programmes of educational and cultural exchange between the US and the people of Tibet” including opportunities for training in the Foreign Relations Authorisation Act Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 and again in the Human Rights Refugee and Other Foreign Relations Provisions Act of 1996 In the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2000 Congress renamed the program the ANgawang Choephel Exchange Program in honour of an India-based Tibetan ethnomusicologist and former Middlebury College Fulbright Scholar who in 1996 was sentenced to an 18-year prison term in China on espionage charges According to a 2015 CRS report in 2014 the total financial assistance to the Tibetan cause was more than $24 million This included $1 million for the Office of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues $10 million for the support to ethnic Tibetans in China through Economic Support Fund $575000 for the Ngawang Choephel Exchange Program $38 million for Radio Free Asia Tibetan Service $32 million for the Voice of America Tibetan Service $28 million for NGO Programmes Benefiting Tibetan Refugees in South Asia (Migration and Refugee Assistance) $710000 towards Tibetan Scholarship Program for Tibetans outside Tibet and $621000 to the NED’s Tibetan programmes Since 2014 there has been a gradual decline in Tibetan funding Slashing down of the Tibetan funding has come as a surprise to the supporters of the Tibetan cause in the US During his confirmation hearing the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had assured lawmakers about the Administration’s support for Tibetans: “Should I be confirmed while recognising Tibet as part of the People’s Republic of China I will continue to encourage dialogue between Beijing and representatives of Tibet’s “government in exile” and/or the Dalai Lama I will also encourage Beijing and the governments of all nations to respect and preserve the distinct religious linguistic and cultural identity of the Tibetan people worldwide” Tillerson said during his confirmation hearing in February Powerful lawmakers in the House of Representatives and the Senate have introduced identical legislations which if passed would deny access to the United States by Chinese officials who are responsible for creating or administering policies on travel to Tibetan areas until China eliminates discriminatory restrictions on access by Americans to Tibet Ahead of the US-China Summit held on 6-7 April a group of influential lawmakers had urged Trump to raise the issue of Tibet with Chinese President Xi Jinping Everything was going so swimmingly well The Golden State Warriors were 3-0 up in the Finals The addition of the purest scorer in the NBA to a 73-win team had worked (who would have thunk it) The team was on schedule to complete an unprecedented 16-0 sweep of the playoffs The Warrior fans certainly felt they deserved it after what happened in the 2016 Finals And the Cleveland Cavaliers could shrug their shoulders and say “They had Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry what you gonna do” Except as Rocky told us it ain’t over till it’s over The Cavaliers got off the mat and punched their weight in Game 4 They made 24 three-pointers looking more like the team which ranked second in the league in three-pointers made per game Their effective field goal percentage was a ridiculous 667% LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 71 points in the game And that for many is the stat of the night that’s why they won Except they also put up a collective 77 in Game 3 But they lost that one So how does that work out Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love shoots over Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green during Game 4 of the NBA Finals AP The answer to that is rather simple: this series is not the battle of the superstars At the start of the series many said that James and Irving would win a match each on their own when they went supernova But they have been going supernova practically every night James has been putting up 318 points a game in addition to 105 assists and 118 rebounds He is averaging a triple double when it matters Irving has been dropping 303 points a game in addition to puncturing the Warriors confidence with plays like this On the other side Durant is the leading scorer of the series with 343 points a game and Curry is good for 25 a night Curry is also picking up 85 rebounds a game to go with two steals (second best in the series not bad for someone who is usually the smallest guy on the floor) For comparison Irving has given the Cavaliers 45 rebounds and 08 steals per game The statistics are pretty clear The superstars are cancelling each other out Who then are the men who are making the difference Sort the points table in descending order and the number three and four spots are occupied by Klay Thompson and Draymond Green for the Warriors and Kevin Love and JR Smith for the Cavaliers And you don’t really need stats for that Anyone who has been watching the series will tell you that these four are the supporting cast in the match-up The supporting cast add value to the show but the spectacle doesn’t really centre around them Their contribution is appreciated but it is not their shoes which break sales records In fact they usually don’t even get their own signature shoes It is surprising then that this series will be won or lost depending on which supporting cast brings their A-game It doesn’t matter if the superstars dazzle every night If the other starters don’t come to play it will all be for naught We saw clear evidence of this in Game 4 Smith had three points in Game 1 and zero in Game 2 The Warriors won both those games comfortably He got 16 in Game 3 the game which the Cavaliers almost won but for a Warriors avalanche in the final two minutes In Game 4 he scored 15 all from behind the three point line including a Curry-esque shot from mid-court which had no right to go in Similarly Love was okay in the first three games He scored 15 in the first game 27 in the second (but shot only 286 percent from behind the three-point line) and nine in Game 3 shooting 143 percent on three-pointers The Cavaliers’ game depends a lot on Love making threes on assists dished out by James Game 3 in particular would have gone to the Cavaliers if Love had shot anywhere close to his normal levels Game 4 then saw him make six out of his eight three-point attempts and guess who won On the other side Thompson and Green have been playing at sub-par levels all series Thompson in particular has been earning more praise for his defensive effort which has been stellar than his shooting which is worrying for a man considered to be one of the best marksmen in the NBA The Warriors need him to get hot and absolutely torch the Cavaliers in at least one game Green while being a defensive behemoth is also important to the team as a playmaker So far he has been flirting with ejections in every game picking up four five five and four personal fouls in the four games respectively This has caused the coaching staff to bench him at times when they might want him on the court which causes the game plan to go awry His assists too have fallen from 79 in the regular season to a measly 45 in this series The Warriors should still win the 2017 Finals They have to win just one of the remaining three games The firepower they have is good enough to thump any opposition They have four All-Stars They have Durant andCurry Losing from this position would be an unacceptable result for them A 1-3 hole in the Finals should be too great for even James to drag his team out of Except of course as Cavaliers fans have been reminding everyone while chanting “Cavs in seven” the men from Ohio did exactly that just last year All statistics courtesy Basketball Reference Paris: Seven former champions and nine dreaming of a first crown –Monday’s draw for the last 16 of the Champions League throws up a raft of fascinating permutations as the competition switches into knockout mode Conventional wisdom says group winners can feel favoured as they are drawn out of the hat against a pool phase runner-up But few group winners if any will be enthused by a draw with holders and 11-times champions Real Madrid Real were denied top billing in Group F after 1997 champions Borussia Dortmund came back to draw 2-2 on matchday six in the Bernabeu Meringues’ coach Zinedine Zidane — who lifted the trophy as a player with Real in 2002 then again as coach last May — was on the losing side in the 1997 final while with Juve Real Madrid won the title in 2015-16 AFP And the 44-year-old Frenchman who while in Turin also lost the 1998 final — to Real — says he’s in no hurry for a reunion with the Zebras “We will see on Monday who we get If you ask me I don’t want Juventus for two reasons” said Zidane Juventus European champions in 1985 and 1996 emerged atop Group H ahead of Sevilla after crucially winning 3-1 in Spain against rivals who did not concede a single goal in their other five matches Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri said Sunday merely that “we’ll be ready for whichever team we’re drawn with” In the 20 years which have elapsed since Juve’s last triumph Spain — or rather Real and Barcelona — have dominated the tournament sharing nine crowns The remainder have gone to England (four) three each to Germany and Italy and one to Portugal Zidane is aware that no club has managed to retain the European Cup since the Champions League format was introduced in 1993 There have been near misses — notably AC Milan who won in 1994 then lost the 1995 final Then came Ajax winners in 2005 and finalists a year later; Juve as 2006 winners then 2007 finalists and Manchester United — 2008 champions but trophy match losers 12 months later If a repeat proves too much for Real — who could meet Group A winners Arsenal in Monday’s draw — Luis Enrique’s Barcelona will be lurking as potential champions after pushing Manchester City into second place in Group C Barca favourites Enrique’s five-times champions whom bookmakers make narrow favourites cannot play City again as first phase repeats are ruled out That means they could get Paris Saint Germain runners up to Arsenal or Bayern Munich second in Group D behind Atletico Madrid Barca’s semi-final conquerors last season but beaten in the final for the second time in three years by Real “We are used to explosive draws We expect to get a gem” said Enrique English interest of course extends beyond Arsenal — who aside from Real could face Bayer Leverkusen Bayern Benfica Porto or Sevilla — with Leicester having topped Group G in this their maiden season Leicester can face a similar crop of rivals to Arsenal plus Paris Saint Germain though until mid-February they will be concentrating on bolstering their sagging Premier League title defence Pep Guardiola twice a winner as coach of Barca will seek to push Manchester City at least a step beyond last year’s semi-final loss to Real His charges’ potential opponents are Atletico Dortmund Juve Monaco and Group B winners Napoli — whose coach Mauizio Sarri said Sunday: “It’s useless to think that a game can be easier or harder (than another): it doesn’t work like that We will be playing in two months when the condition of both teams will be different” For the German contingent Bayern’s Thomas Muller “will take who we get” while Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer told reporters simply that “we don’t want to travel to Sevilla” Europa League winners in the past three seasons Written by Aditi Vatsa | New Delhi | Published: September 14 2012 12:44 am Related News Delhi University is all set for the students union polls on Friday Du officials said all arrangements were in place to ensure smooth polling Chief Election Officer Prof C S Dubey said the university officials on Wednesday had a meeting with police to step up security on polling day We met the DCP and the Joint Commissioner of Police We have also alerted all colleges to allow entry of students only on the basis of their identity cards MoreoverCCTV cameras have been installed at various points on the campus and the footage is being monitored closely Rapid Action Force personnel will also be deployed on the campus on voting day? Watch | Deepika Padukone – Vin Diesel do ‘Lungi Dance’ in India. Earlier during their promotional tour to India for xXx the actor made Vin do the same dance steps and he totally nailed it Well going by the glimpses we have James is equally thrilled Who knew lungi dance would be so famous after all There has never been a better use of @reggiewatts‘ jacket Look at those moves pictwittercom/21xIVzOb0r — The Late Late Show (@latelateshow) January 19 2017 The actors were on the show to promote xXx: Return of Xander Cage The film which released in India a week ahead of its world premiere will release on January 20 worldwide pictwittercom/gPpkQJ5C8U — The Late Late Show (@latelateshow) January 19 2017 Vin Diesel @DeepikaPadukone & @JKCorden Now that’s a team we can work with Watch them on the @LateLateShow TONIGHT #xXxTheMovie pictwittercom/YVF85J8tNj — xXx Return of Xander (@xxxMovie) January 19 2017 Deepika’s Hollywood debut as Serena Unger has received lots of love in India The actor took to her Twitter to thanks fans for showering so much of love on the film She wrote”beyond thrilled & overwhelmed with the amazing response & reactions to #SerenaUnger#xXx :ReturnOfXanderCage Thank You for all the LOVE” beyond thrilled & overwhelmed with the amazing response & reactions to #SerenaUnger#xXx:ReturnOfXanderCage Thank You for all the LOVE? — Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 18 2017 Before the duo shot for the video the actors shared some behind the scene glimpses In the video Vin spoke about his India visit for promoting xXx as well his “my girl” Deepika Padukone He also shared how nervous he was to promote the film on the show For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: December 8 2014 12:05 am Related News Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit this week comes against the backdrop of the toughest challenge faced by the Russian economy since the late 1990s With falling global oil prices and bruising Western sanctions Russia is set to slip into recession next year and Putin’s state-of-the-nation address last Thursday warned Russians to brace for hard times ahead In this situation Moscow would naturally seek to reach out to other partners such as India and China Putin’s visit is also going to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first substantive engagement with the Russian president although they had met at the BRICS summit in Brazil (July) and the G-20 summit in Australia (November) Once India’s all-weather friend the distance between New Delhi and Moscow has grown in recent times and there is much work to do for both Modi and Putin The two sides would need to focus particularly on the bilateral economic relationship which remains far below potential While Russia would look to India among others for investment at a time when its bridges to Western financial markets are mostly gone ties between the respective private sectors are few Bilateral trade is a meagre $ 10 billion and is unlikely to meet the 2015 target of $ 20 billion If the strategic trade in the defence and nuclear energy sectors is taken out of the equation there is little to boast of on the commercial side With a number of agreements reportedly on the agenda including the significant rough diamond trade and the “mutual recognition agreement” in educational degrees India should invite Russia to the “Smart Cities” and other infrastructure projects apart from pushing trade in national currencies However the political challenge before Delhi and Moscow is bigger and it would call for greater mutual understanding given the profound geopolitical changes occurring across the globe Russia sees India drawing close to the West at a time when its own ties with the United States and Europe are fraying largely in the context of the crisis in Ukraine Moscow is also concerned about losing its prime position as a supplier of arms to India At the same time India has been watching Russia get closer to China and Pakistan In addition to its deepening military and strategic ties with Beijing Moscow has initiated a new defence relationship with Islamabad borne out by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu’s first-ever visit to Pakistan last month during which a defence cooperation pact was signed India’s partnership with Russia nevertheless remains important and multi-dimensional The two countries have shared strategic interests like stability in Afghanistan Modi and Putin should have a frank conversation put the old bilateral sentimentalism aside and take a fresh look at how best to reorient and advance the relationship in the current circumstances For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News inter-caste and inter-community marriages did take place, But in the end, My father noticed the smile that lit up his mother’s face,900 hectares) north of the San Francisco Bay area. “Where the streets of the city are the terrain and a smartphone the defence” — read their concept note.conducted by Dr K Mugutrao.
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