Goel assures good turnout for Indias matches in U-17 WC

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 5 (PTI) Amid growing concerns over low turnout for Indias FIFA U-17 World Cup games in the capital, Sports Minister Vijay Goel today assured that they are doing all they can to ensure a more-than-fair attendance at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The minister said he has convened a meeting of schools, in which they will be told to encourage students to fill in the stands during the mega event. Ticket sales for matches in Delhi has been far from encouraging but Goel said they are not leaving any stone unturned to ensure decent turnout for Indias three round robin matches at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Goel spoke to the reporters during an inspection of the 60,000-capacity stadium. He said 90 percent of the work is complete and has asked for further timelines for 100 percent completion. He was assured that the stadium would be handed over to the FIFA by the September 26 deadline. “90 percent of work is complete but still I have asked for timelines, that when they will hand over the stadium so that we are ready to host the tournament even tomorrow. I have inspected the entire stadium and given my views,” Goel said. “As far as ticket sales in Delhi is concerned, I will encourage all school students to come and watch live all the matches. In that regard, I am calling a meeting of all schools and with this agenda,” he added. Initially scheduled in Mumbai, the FIFA agreed on shifting Indias round robin matches to the national capital following a request from the government. He said the opening ceremony will be held at the National Stadium in Delhi, with the closing happening in Kolkata, the venue for the final. Goel added they will request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come for the inauguration. The tournament will be held across six centres from October 6 to 28. Overwhelmed by the huge interest in three cities of Kolkata, Kochi and Guwahati, FIFA today reopened the phase I sales of Under-17 World Cup tickets that start at Rs 48 per match when bought in a package of the entire matches at a venue. The much-awaited draw for the tournament will be held in Mumbai on July 7, and the same day the phase II ticket sale will begin with higher prices. PTI AH KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

Emma Roberts returning to American Horror Story

first_imgLos Angeles, Aug 2 (PTI) Actress Emma Roberts has joined the cast of the new season of “American Horror Story” titled “Cult.”Roberts is the latest “AHS” alum and member of the Ryan Murphy repertory to be cast in “Cult,” which marks the seventh season of the FX franchise.”American Horror Story” creator Murphy announced the news of Roberts return on Instagram, writing, “Look who showed up on the set of Cult looking glamorous and ready for action.”Roberts posted the same photo on her Instagram with the caption: “Ive joined #ahscult will you?”In the photo, Roberts is sporting darker-coloured hair and is wearing a beige trench coat over a white outfit with a very large knife in hand.The cast of “American Horror Story: Cult” is shaping up, but little is known about the plot, other than the season somehow being inspired by the 2016 presidential election.Along with Roberts, returning “AHS” actors include Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson. Newcomers include Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner and Lena Dunham. PTI SHD SHDlast_img read more

Reddit is down for some users

first_img 1 Reddit I guess you don’t see this every day 🙁 Good luck recovering guys, my thoughts are with your 💪 #Redditdown pic.twitter.com/xenXPhCJgK— Elier Delgado (@elier) May 28, 2019 Downdetector, which monitors website outages, has seen a large spike in reports as of 6:00 p.m. PT. At this stage, the error is limited to desktop users and does not appear to affect Reddit’s app or mobile site. At time of writing, we are still seeing the “service unavailable” message when accessing on desktop. Some users are reporting access via Microsoft Edge but not Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.As of 8 p.m PT, services appear to have been restored.Reddit did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Share your voice Oh no. Reddit Reddit has been experiencing intermittent outages since Monday, May 27. The social media behemoth notified users it was investigating an issue at 6:01 p.m. PT on Monday night following reports of “elevated error rates”. Roughly 20 minutes later, the Reddit status site confirmed it had implemented a fix and was “monitoring the results.” center_img Comment Tags Online Investigating: We are currently investigating this issue. https://t.co/H6WVPrXrmx— reddit status (@redditstatus) May 28, 2019last_img read more