Monday, 20 February 2017

Mumbai Challengers Overcome Haryana Gold’s Sharpshooting to Win 123-110

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 20th February:- The Mumbai Challengers defeated the Haryana Gold behind Alex Scales’ 45 points. Mumbai had dropped 140 points in regulation in their first game, and they showed that their high-powered offense is here to stay with a convincing win in their second game.
Mumbai’s relentless attack put Haryana’s big men in foul trouble as Jaskaran and Akashdeep Hazra fouled out, resulting in a void in the paint which Mumbai took full advantage of to win the game.
The first quarter started off with both teams determined to make defence their calling card as both teams displayed an iron will to hold down the fort in the paint. Multiple charges were drawn on either end. Haryana saw a three-pronged attack of Prakash Mishra, Jaskaran and De’Sean Mattox power their offense as the trio combined for 26 points in the first quarter. The end of the first quarter saw the Mumbai Challengers hold on to a slim lead as they led the Haryana Gold 30-28. 
The second quarter started off with Alex Scales making a statement with a powerful one-handed slam dunk to set the tone as Mumbai Challengers came out of the gate with fury and they quickly extended the lead to 12 points.  Haryana found themselves losing their big man Akashdeep and absence opened up the lane for Mumbai. The end of the second quarter saw Mumbai Challengers extend their lead to 63-50 over the Haryana Gold.
Mumbai started the third quarter looking to put the game away as they found contributions from Jeevanathan on both ends. Yadwinder Singh is known as a defensive specialist but he came out equally aggressive on offense in this game as he powered his way to the rim on multiple occasions and picked up 8 points from the free throw line for the Haryana Gold by the third.  
Eban Hyams displayed his tenacity as he stripped the ball right out of Alex’s hands on a drive and De’Sean Mattox was on fire from downtown, finishing with 6 of 10 from three-point range for the game. Prakash Mishra drew a critical charge on Inderbir, showing valuable court presence on both ends of the floor. At the end of the third quarter, Mumbai saw their lead reduced to 97-87 over the Haryana Gold.
In the fourth quarter, Alex and Yadwinder exchanged threes as the former continued to establish his dominance close the rim. The game turned into a classic three-point shootout as both teams connected on consecutive attempts. Ultimately, it wasn’t enough for Haryana as Mumbai’s firepower proved too much to handle.
In the game, Alex Scales scored 45 points without committing a single foul and Jimmy Scroggins had an all-round game with 19 points and 9 rebounds as they were able to take care of business and defeat the Haryana Gold, who shot 15 of 25 from three-point range.
Players of the game: Alex Scales (International), Nikhil Kumar (Indian)
Mumbai Challengers (Alex Scales 45 pts, Jimmy Scroggins 19 pts, Jagdeep Bains 12 pts) bt Haryana Gold 123-110 (De’Sean Mattox 39 pts, Eban Hyams 19, Prakash Mishra 18 pts).

Flipkart and Microsoft Forge Cloud Partnership to Expand e-commerce in India

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 20th February:- Microsoft and Flipkart, India’s leading marketplace, today announced a strategic partnership to provide consumers in India with the best online shopping service. As a first step in the broad collaboration between the two companies, Flipkart will adopt Microsoft Azure as its exclusive public cloud platform. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Flipkart Group CEO Binny Bansal announced the news today at an event in Bangalore.
Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft said that at Microsoft, we aim to empower every Indian and every Indian organization with technology and key to this is forging strategic partnerships with innovative companies like Flipkart. He added that combining Microsoft’s cloud platform and AI capabilities with Flipkart’s existing services and data assets will enable Flipkart to accelerate its digital transformation in e-commerce and deliver new customer experiences.
Binny Bansal, Group CEO and Co-Founder, Flipkart said that Flipkart has always been committed to its vision of transforming commerce in India through technology. Given Microsoft’s strong reputation in cloud computing, coupled with scale and reliability, this partnership allows us to leverage our combined strength and knowledge of technology, e-commerce and markets to make online shopping more relevant and enriching for customers.
Launched in 2007, Flipkart has amassed unparalleled scale in India through customer-centric innovations that have made online shopping a seamless, accessible and affordable experience for over 100 million Indians. Its innovative disruptions like cash on delivery, No cost EMI, Product Exchange, easy returns, same day delivery and instant refunds have paved the way for the e-commerce market in India.
Starting with computing infrastructure, Microsoft Azure will ultimately add a layer of advanced cloud technologies and analytics to Flipkart’s existing data centers. Microsoft’s strong presence in India along with its global scale allows for continued growth and expansion, setting the stage for the long-term partnership.

Chandigarh Doctor Receives International Recognition

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 20th February:- Chandigarh based Dr Sonica Krishan was recently presented with the "50 Outstanding Women in Healthcare–Global Listing" citation at a summit organized at Taj Lands End, Mumbai this week by the World Health & Wellness Congress & Awards which was attended by Delegates from diverse sectors, including hospitality, tourism, health and wellness, beauty, finance, medical, manufacturing and technology generally attend the Summit which attracts attendees from across the globe.
Dr Sonica Krishan, Ayurveda Wellness Guide and Consultant, is an internationally recognized Author and Speaker in the areas of “Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation and other Contemplative Practices”. The doctor is based at Chandigarh, India, and is a Holistic Living Facilitator. She is a leading Ayurveda Professional in India besides being a Health writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant and a Preventive Healthcare Coach. Dr. Sonica has authored five books on Ayurveda and Natural Health Care, namely Herbal Healers (an easy to understand compilation of various herbs that have healing properties), Home Remedies (A guide to home cures for one hundred varied ailments), Healing through Ayurveda (An Ayurvedic self help guide), Healing through Ayurvedic Herbs in your Kitchen garden (A guide to kitchen garden herbs that help cure ailments) and Healthy Living through Dosha Healing (Ayurveda) (An easy to understand health-fiction to help people identify their doshas and adapt to lifestyles best suited to their dosha types). She has also co-authored a book - “The 7 Joys of life” along with Global Authors. Her books are available at leading online resellers including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Aiming at spreading wellness and Ayurveda to humanity at large across physical barriers, Dr Sonica actively spreads the message through various Social Media forums to reach the remotest areas of civilization. She has approximately 500 blogs at her website and also regularly updates the audience through educative videos on the subject, which are uploaded at her YouTube channel.
The award that was presented was intensely researched and recognized by imminent Jury consisting of senior professionals from across the globe, senior leaders, researchers and academic committee which included Arun Arora, Ex-President, The Economic Times (The Times of India Group), Dr.Saugata Mitra, Chief People Officer and Member of Management Team, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Ltd, Harish Mehta, Chairman, Onward Technologies, Steve Brown, Chief Patron, CMO Asia, Dr. R. L. Bhatia, Founder, World CSR Day & World Sustainability, Dr. Prasad Medury, Partner, Amrop India, Dr. Indira Parikh, President, Antardisha, India’s Iconic HR Leader and Jonathan Peters, Chief Patron, Stars of the Industry.Individuals doing extraordinary work in healthcare was shortlisted and the record of their achievements was also tracked. The criteria adopted in preparing this listing included Knowledge of the Healthcare environment, Strategic Perspective, Future Orientation, Track Record, Compliance, Integrity and Ethics, Ability to foster Sustainability, Provide patient-centred care, Work in interdisciplinary teams, Employ evidence-based practice, Apply quality improvement as well as Utilize informatics.
During the award ceremony, a few topics were conversed along with panel discussions on topics of Patient safety, Access and Quality of Healthcare services, disparities and inequities and non-communicable diseases – a volcano just erupted. There were delegates and Global speakers from UAE, Scotland, Mauritius, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Slovenia etc. along with well-established players in the field of healthcare in India.

PGI Top Flower Competition:Won 14 Prizes in 45th Rose Festival

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 20th February:- PGI topped flower competition by winning 14 prizes in 45th Rose Festival held at Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh by beating 24 competitors. It comprises 6 first prizes & 8 second prizes .While talking to us the Superintending Hospital Engineer informed that it is the result of hard work of his dedicated team of Well Qualified horticulture engineers & experienced malis.  It is part of their endeavor to give soothing environment to the patients & attendants visiting the Institute. He also informed that PGI is planning scientific plantation of trees along the boundary wall being constructed. The plantation would not only reduce noise pollution in the campus but also would help reducing dust particulates in the campus.

चित व्यापक है:आचार्य विष्णु मित्र वेदार्थी

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 20th February:- मन्त्रों में ज्ञान की शक्ति होती है मन अनेक विशेषताओं , अवस्थाओंऔर शक्तियों के कारण अनेक नाम रखता है। उपरोक्त शब्द  केंद्रीय आर्य सभा द्वारा आयोजित महर्षि दयानंद जन्म उत्सव कार्यक्रम के दौरान आचार्य विष्णु मित्र वेदार्थी ने कहे। उन्होंने कहा कि जब मन देवों से जुड़ जाता हसि तो उसे देव मन कहते हैं। देव पाँच ज्ञानेन्द्रियाँ हैं। मन का इंद्रियों से जुड़ना जरूरी है। जब मन पांच कर्मेंद्रियों से जुड़ जाता है तब मन यक्ष मन कहलाता है। यक्ष मन पूज्य है। मन के जिस कोने पर प्रकाश है वह प्रज्ञान अर्थात बुद्धि है।
आचार्य विष्णु मित्र वेदार्थी ने प्रवचन के दौरान बताया कि चित में सारी घटनाएं  संचित होती हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि चित ऐसा जलाशय है जिसमें घटनाएं रूपी जंतु ऊपर आते रहते हैं। हमें चित से स्वाध्याय करना चाहिए। इस सम्पति को कोई चुरा नहीं सकता है। जो मनुष्य मन की शक्तियों को सांसारिक विषयों में विखेर कर रखता है। वह मन की ताकत को पहचान नहीं सकता। शक्ति को केंद्रित कर मनुष्य असम्भव को संभव बना सकता है।  चित तो व्यापक है। महर्षि दयानंद ने भगवान का उज्जवल प्रकाश को प्राप्त करने का लक्ष्य बनाया। वेद ईश्वरीय वाणी है। इसमें प्रत्यक्ष और परोक्ष विषय का ज्ञान है। इससे पूर्व कल्याण देव वेदी ने मधुर भजनों से उपस्थित आर्यजनों को आत्मविभोर कर दिया।

Education Makes Society Better Place to Live:Sonia Mann

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 20th February:- There is no future without education and to provide elementary education, to improve the nutritional health status of underprivileged children and to lay a foundation for overall development of a child the business entities and citizen of city of lakes Bathinda has come forward to support a noble cause ‘SMILE’. To be the part of such a great initiative and to support it, South Indian and Pollywood actress Sonia Mann, who has successfully touched the hearts of many with her work, launched the App SMILE (support me I love education).
A community development program SMILE has started its membership campaign under community development programme named Sanjha Uddam to support this noble cause. This is a collective initiative taken by business entities and citizen of Bathinda district. This program will provide common stage for all supporters to play a positive role and every individual will contribute a little amount for the welfare of kids. This will also help to arrange common kitchens and bio-toilets for the children living in unhygienic conditions.
Talking about it Sonia Mann said that she feels that everyone, whether an actor or any other professional should think about social welfare and development of others. Everybody should work hard to make life of others worth living. She has taken an initiative on her end and a small effort for the well being of the children. She always believes to stand by the welfare of the people and she is blessed to be the part of this wonderful campaign. She believes in thought that education makes the society a better place to live, so we should make life of every child better and helps them to fulfill their dreams with ‘SMILE’.
SMILE which started with two children is now blessed with 300 children and are providing them the elementary education. To reduce mortality, malnutrition and school dropout and to convince parents for their child’s health and other basic nutritional needs. SMILE is giving a platform to contribute for the welfare of the children.
Singer Kanwar Grewal and Mehtab Virk were also present to support this noble cause and gave views about SMILE NGO.

Israel Ministry of Tourism Conducts Roadshow Across 3 Cities

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 20th February:- The Israel Ministry of Tourism hosted their first Road Show of 2017 in Chandigarh, to be followed by Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. The road show was conducted in a networking workshop format and saw an attendance from 3 Tour Operators from Israel. The successful 5-city Road Show that was hosted by Israel Tourism in August last year had over 800 attendees from the Travel Trade industry who attended a short seminar to gain knowledge about Israel and interact with 3 Inbound Tour Operators from Israel.  Israel recorded a growth of 13% in 2016 over the previous year with 44,672 Indian tourists visiting the destination and is hoping to maintain its double digit growth figures in 2017 as well. The country attracts worldwide tourists and is an explorer’s paradise. With archaeological sites, a rich culture, museums, modern attractions and friendly people, it has something to offer every kind of traveller. 
Commenting on the occasion, Hassan Madah, Director of the Israel Ministry of Tourism said that Israel is an emerging destination for the Indian traveller and travel has been growing from India to Israel over the last couple of years. He further said that we are working towards increasing our leisure and MICE travellers while continuing our focus on existing segments using different mediums, including investing in advertising campaigns and continue to build and strengthen our travel trade relationships in the Indian market.