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AFC Asian Cup 2019: Bhaichung Bhutia talks up India’s chances of reaching second round

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJanuary 1, 2019UPDATED: January 1, 2019 17:09 IST Sunil Chhetri-led India have been drawn in Group A alongside Asian powerhouses Thailand, hosts UAE and Bahrain (AIFF Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBhaichung Bhutia said India are in a “good” group alongside Thailand, UAE and BahrainBhutia urged Sunil Chhetri’s team to give it their all and enjoy the atmosphere at the Asian Cup The AFC Asian Cup will be played between January 5 and February 2 in the United Arab EmiratesFormer captain Bhaichung Bhutia says India have a 50-50 chance of making it to the second round of the upcoming AFC Asian Cup. The continental tournament is starting from January 5 in the UAE and will be held till February 2.With Sunil Chhetri at the helm, Bhutia was asked about India’s chances in the tournament.”I feel it’s a good group to be in — with Thailand, UAE and Bahrain. I think we have a 50-50 chance of making it to the second round,” the 42-year-old Bhutia said.”It will all depend on the hard work the boys put in, and a little bit of luck. I urge the team to give their all, and leave no stone unturned. They should enjoy the atmosphere of being part of such a big tournament,” he was quoted as saying by the All India Football Federation’s official website.Sunil and I had a great understanding: BhutiaThe Sikkimese Sniper, as he is fondly called for his exploits upfront in his heydays, is “lucky and privileged” to have played alongside both I M Vijayan and Chhetri.”I feel lucky and privileged to have played with both. When I made my debut, Vijayan was a senior player and I was very happy to play under his guidance, combine with him on the pitch, and get his support.”When Sunil came in, he was the younger one. We had a great understanding and a healthy competition amongst ourselves,” Bhutia said.Bhutia has been part of quite a few momentous victories with the national team, often leading them from the front, but he picks securing qualification for the 2011 Asian Cup as the best.advertisementEight years ago, he didn’t have a great time in the main tournament though, staying out of action for a major part due to an injury.”It was wonderful (qualifying) — not the greatest one since I was unfit and could only play some minutes in our last game. Overall, it was an incredible experience competing against the best teams in Asia, and it is the level that we need to be on a regular basis,” he said.”I have no regrets and I’m just happy that we qualified after a long gap of 27 years. It was just bad luck that I couldn’t take as much part as I wanted to.”Asked about the significance of the Asian Cup, Bhutia said, “It’s obviously great that you get to share space and hotels with some of the greatest players in Asia and world football.”As a player, you dream about playing against such opposition. These are the moments we footballers live for as the entire continent, and even the world is watching you.”Asked what should be the way forward after the Asian Cup, he said, “Our next target will be the next tournament we play. However, the long-term vision has to be playing at every Asian Cup after this, and not missing out on any of the future editions.”Also Read | How sports stars around the world welcomed 2019Also Read | #SaveILeagueSaveIndianFootball: I-League clubs fight back after telecast rowAlso Read | India play 2019 AFC Asian Cup with dreams of 2026 FIFA World CupAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow AFC Asian Cup 2019Follow Indian football teamFollow India Asian Cup 2019Follow Sunil ChhetriFollow Bhaichung Bhutia AFC Asian Cup 2019: Bhaichung Bhutia talks up India’s chances of reaching second roundFormer India skipper Bhaichung Bhutia also said Indian football team’s long-term vision should include their work towards featuring in every AFC Asian Cup from hereon. advertisementlast_img read more

Board Issues Decision in Harassment Case

first_imgAn independent human rights board of inquiry has ruled in favour of a Halifax woman in a discrimination case involving sexual harassment in the workplace. Karen Davison, a former employee of the Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association, had alleged that while working for the safety association, she was subjected to sexual harassment and then retaliation when she filed a complaint with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. In the decision, the board found the safety association and two of its employees, Bruce Collins and Michael Kelly, liable and awarded Ms. Davison $13,000 in general damages and $7,000 in punitive/exemplary damages. Payment of damages is due within 90 days of the July 15 decision. In addition to damages, the board ordered the following: the association must provide sensitivity and discrimination training for employees and board members for as many hours as the Human Rights Commission considers necessary; the Human Rights Commission will monitor employment practices at the safety association for a period of three years; and the association must provide Jennifer Bankier, the chair of the inquiry, with a copy of its sexual harassment policy in effect at the time of the decision, on or before Monday, Aug. 22 The board of inquiry has the right to make any changes to the association’s harassment policy to ensure it is effective in processing sexual harassment complaints against senior managers. The board of inquiry chair has the right to resolve any difficulties that may arise from the decision. Boards of inquiry are the final stage in the human rights complaint process. Evidence collected during the investigation of a complaint is presented at the hearing by the commission’s legal counsel. The complainant and respondents can make submissions and question witnesses. The board chair then decides whether or not discrimination has occurred. All parties have the right to appeal decisions of boards of inquiry to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.last_img read more

Johnson Controls completes merger with Tyco

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Johnson Controls completed its merger with Tyco, expanding the industrial company’s breadth in a corporate inversion deal that has been valued at more than $14 billion.The deal, announced in January, gives shareholders of Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls Inc. a 56 per cent stake in the new company, which is called Johnson Controls. The new global headquarters will be in Cork, Ireland where Tyco is based.Corporate inversions have become more popular with U.S. companies as a way to reduce their taxes. Johnson Controls said it is on track to realize $1 billion in savings following the merger. Critics say inversions are an unfair tax dodge.The company said the merger will speed innovation in fast-growing smart technology now being enabled in devices, sensors, data analytics and controls. Johnson Controls completes merger with Tyco by The Associated Press Posted Sep 6, 2016 7:08 am MDT Last Updated Sep 6, 2016 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more