Proud To Be Indian | ‘Vision, not visibility, needed to succeed’, says Dapran Inani as he embarks on a journey to become first visually impaired Indian grandmaster

first_img Narayan R WATCH US LIVE Further, Darpan gave much of the the credit for his success to his parents, and also felt that he didn’t fail in his journey only because he knew it’d be tough, something which a number of people fail to deal with. Session ID: 2020-09-09:add21da0d42a81ea481d1c3d Player Element ID: video_player_5f578f143b726 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Vision is needed, not visibility, to succeed — This was the following message put forward by Darpan Inani, one of India’s leading chess players and the only visually impaired Indian to win an international event in the sport.Speaking exclusively to Republic TV on the 70th Republic Day, the 24-year-old stated that any individual, even though he may be limited by his vision, can succeed if he has an imagination.  “It requires imagination, and that is what is meant by vision. Visibility is not required and if you have the visualization ability, you can play the game,” when asked how he manages to play a sport without having the sight to see. “My parents have been the backbone always, and they have supported meticulously in whatever I do. They leave the decision making to me, and once I take it, they support me in every endeavor that I venture in. It’s the mindset (when asked why people give up). At times, we tend to give up or feel depressed because we expect life should be easy….Whenever we are seeing the road is not easy, we tend to give up,” the 24-year-old said. Last Updated: 26th January, 2019 19:01 IST Proud To Be Indian | ‘Vision, Not Visibility, Needed To Succeed’, Says Dapran Inani As He Embarks On A Journey To Become First Visually Impaired Indian Grandmaster The chess master, who intends to become the first visually impaired Indian grandmaster, also mentioned that chess is the only sport which lets him compete with others on an equal level “There is no other game which gives me the opportunity to compete with the sighted people on an equal footing.This is the only game where I can compete with the sighted people and beat them. It requires no modification of rules, and I can play at par with them,” Darpan added. “My life changing story? When I was at eight years, I started my formal school from third standard. I was admitted to a normal school and that was the life changing moment for me because integrating with the mainstream, it changed my life entirely. It was definitely a challenge.  A lot of schools at that point refused to admit me or they were apprehensive about how will we cope up or how will we teach him.” LIVE TV FOLLOW US First Published: 26th January, 2019 14:31 IST Written By The chess master, who intends to become the first visually impaired Indian grandmaster, also mentioned that chess is the only sport which lets him compete with others on an equal level. COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Another major topic which he enlightened on was the incident which changed him. When quipped if there was any particular moment which brought he change in his life, he said,last_img read more

SBC’s On The Ball – La Liga continues quest for US expansion

first_img Codere avoids total collapse with 12-month credit line  June 22, 2020 Submit Share Share StumbleUpon After a frantic start to the club season, we head into an international break for the inaugural round of fixtures from the much-maligned UEFA Nations League. This edition of On The Ball looks at potential rule changes to the Premier League, as well as some significant progression to La Liga’s US expansion. Catalan Derby in Miami? After protests from both players and fans, it seems that La Liga has decided to take Barcelona’s away game to Girona to Miami as the first step of its US marketing expansion plans.The news comes after the League agreed a 15 year deal with the US media company Relevant, to host a minimum of one La Liga game in the States each campaign. Girona have confirmed that the club is working with La Liga for the January tie to be played in Miami, with it being reported that the club will offer 1,500 free flights for Girona season ticket holders wishing to travel to the States to attend. However, those not wishing to attend will be reimbursed 20% of the price they paid for their season ticket. That being said, putting the plans in place cold still hold a variety of complications, with many questioning La Liga’s decision to make the inaugural game in the US, one between two Catalan clubs. The event would of course be seen as something of a ceremony of Spanish football and Spanish culture, something that may cause agitation and unrest amongst Catalonian Barcelona and Girona fans. La Liga would need to get FIFA’s go ahead for the plans something that may not be straightforward, given football’s governing body rejected the Premier League’s previous proposals for a 39th game to be hosted abroad. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde also questioned the decision to play a league game abroad at a recent press conference: “It sounds strange to me to play a domestic league game abroad,” Valverde told reporters.“But by the same token, it also sounded weird to play the Spanish Super Cup abroad and we did that…maybe some day the Moroccan Super Cup will be in Spain, but that will still be strange.“That being said, football has already crossed borders as a sport, becoming something else…we will see what happens, because as for now this is just an idea.”Premier League to get the VAR treatmentThe English Premier League is set to trial Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in 15 matches after the international break, with a view to fully integrating the technology next season.  Domestically, the technology has already been trialled in the FA Cup and the League Cup, however, the first time it will make its Premier League debut after the international break. It was also used at the World Cup in Russia, where it received largely positive reviews.   The end of the away goals rule? At a meeting of some of World Football’s most highly regarded club coaches, UEFA has been urged to review the away goals rule in major club competitions. The managers in attendance at the UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum, were Jose Mourinho, Massimiliano Allegri, Carlo Ancelotti, Unai Emery, Paulo Fonseca, Julen Lopetegui, Thomas Tuchel and Arsène Wenger.Commenting on the potential of disbanding the rule, UEFA deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti told those in attendance: “The coaches think that scoring goals away is not as difficult as it was in the past… so they think the rule should be reviewed and that’s what we will do,” Marchetti told reporters.“They consider the situation in football has changed and the weight of the away goals is not the same as many years ago when the rule was introduced.”Inter Miami  Former England captain, David Beckham has confirmed his Miami football team will be called, Club Internacional de Futbol Miami – or Inter Miami CF.Inter Miami will enter the league in 2020, after gaining the approval of  MLS commissioner Don Garber. English football icon Beckham emphasised: “This is such a proud day for myself and for the entire team.”Managing owner Jorge Mas added: “Our city and our fans draw their strength from the dreams of a global population that calls Miami home. It is only fitting that our name pays tribute to the inclusiveness that makes us who we are.”Man United go mobile Manchester United and HCL Technologies, the Club’s Official Digital Transformation Partner, have reached another milestone in transforming the club’s digital offering to its 659 million global followers, by launching the Manchester United Official app on iOS and Android.Following on from the successful launch of the club’s new website,, and making MUTV available to be streamed via the internet, United supporters can now look forward to a comprehensive fan experience via the club’s official mobile application.Manchester United’s Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold, commented: “This app will allow our 659 million Manchester United followers to easily connect to the club they love, wherever they are in the world. Fans will now have the opportunity to follow all Manchester United matches through the app with up-to-the-second notifications and updates.“Just days after launch, the Manchester United Official app reached number one in the App Store’s sports category download charts in 68 markets around the world. The app was also top ten within the sports category in a further 123 markets.“The app was created by a dedicated project team from HCL Technologies and Manchester United, ensuring a truly collaborative approach to the project. The team not only built the new app and website, but also created an advanced underlying platform that will give the club the ability to adapt as new technologies emerge.” Related Articles FavBet’s Alex Hleb deal: “When contract is just a piece of paper” June 19, 2020 David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020last_img read more

African Games 2019: Defending Champions Black Queens kicked out

first_img Source: Reigning champions Ghana, have been denied the chance to defend their African Games (AG) women’s football title after the criteria for qualification by organisers ruled them out.The tournament schedule released by the organisers of the competition on Wednesday features hosts Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroun, Mali, Algeria, Equatorial Guinea and Zambia.The Black Queens, who won the AG title in Congo Brazzaville in 2015, were hoping to successfully defend the title at this year’s Games in Morocco in August, but new qualifying rules by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) allowed only teams that played in the qualifying series and actually made it to the 2018 Women’s African Cup of Nations (WAFCON), apart from the hosts, to play in the competition.Thus as hosts of the 2018 Women’s AFCON, Ghana are not eligible and their place taken by the hosts of the African Games, Morocco.This will be a big disappointment to the Ghanaians as they had hoped to be in Morocco for the tournament and possibly defend the title.While the Ghana Football Association (GFA) could not be reached for immediate explanation, sources from CAF indicate that an Executive Committee decision taken last February ruled out the traditional qualifying series which would have allowed Ghana to participate for a slot.“Last February, the CAF ExCo at its meeting decided that there would be no qualifying series for the African Games. Rather, the final qualifying rounds and the teams that made it to the Women’s AFCON and also, the men Under-20 tournament in Niger, will be the qualifying method for the African Games,” the source explained.Per the new rule, Ghana’s Under-20 side, Black Satellites will represent at the Games in Rabat, instead of the Under-23 side, the Meteors as had been the case in previous tournaments.last_img read more