Bangalore’s First ever Indian Regional League for Basketball and Volleyball

IndiaKhelo, in association with Common Floor ,announces Bengaluru’s first ever Indian Regional League for Basketball and Volleyball for teams from schools, colleges and apartment complexes.The Indian Regional League (IRL) aims to propagate Basketball and Volleyball and encourage players to scale new heights in sports.The Indian Regional League (IRL) brings an Inter-School, Inter-College and Inter-Society tournament for upcoming sports like Basketball and Volleyball.The Indian Regional League (IRL).

The Indian Regional League (IRL) aims to propagate Basketball and Volleyball and encourage players to scale new heights in sports. This event will help rank and rate players and give them a competitive perspective across the top players in Bangalore.The plan is to replicate the IRL across over 20 cities in India and create a sports ranking system for serious school, college level and apartment complexes players.

  • The tournament will host more than 150 teams across 35 colleges, 35 schools and 20 apartment complexes.
  • All matches will be telecast on TV providing an opportunity for the participants to be showcased on TV.
  • All participants will be given certificates of participation, free lifetime online profiles on IndiaKhelo.com and also provide a detailed sports analysis card for the tournament.
  • Winning teams will get trophies, certificates of appreciation from IndiaKhelo.

Commonfloor.com, India’s biggest online apartment community will be co-organizing the knock-out tournament for apartment complexes. CommonFloor provides online private portals to apartment complexes/Residential societies for their Communication, Information and Management needs. It serves as a single destination for all requirements of residents.

IndiaKhelo, a firm started by a group of IITians, was founded in 2008 with the aim to change the way India perceives sports. The founders believe that talented people are not getting the necessary recognition and motivation. Organizing a structured & regular sports event to highlight talented players is foremost on the mind of organizers.

Prashant Pitti, CEO and co-Founder, Indiakhelo.com said, “We want to give serious players a platform to take their sport to the next logical level by sharing our sporting knowledge and network and giving them access to our resources through the IRL event and make it a continuous process post the event through Indiakhelo.com”.

Sumit Jain, co-Founder, Commonfloor.com said, “Our association with the IRL is a win-win situation for apartment teams to move on from gully-sports and play in the highest competitive form and the most authentic professional setting. Moreover, it is yet another opportunity to reaffirm the community spirit that we stand for.”

If you are interested to participate or you have your own team to be in the middle of the action,  get registered fast.

Contact:

Common Floor

Visit : http://www.commonfloor.com/irl
Call: 98860 83290

IndiaKhelo

Email: irl_bangalore@indiakhelo.com

Visit:http://www.indiakhelo.com/irl09_contact.html
Mobile: 9343756646, 9535009547, 9535009541
Tel: 080-41216229

Event:

Indian Regional League (IRL)
Venue: Jayanagar Stadium,Bangalore -Karnataka,India
Date : Saturday, December 5, 2009
Time : from 8:00 am to 11:00 am

reference:
http://www.indiaprwire.com/pressrelease/sports/2009110436860.htm
http://www.indiakhelo.com/irl09_contact.html
http://commonfloor.blogspot.com/2009/11/irl-indian-regional-league-for.html

‘Sacred’ goat gets Rs 21 lakh offer on Bakr-Eid

He is just 21 months old but already a `superstar’. Khusi, as his owner Jeetender Singh endearingly calls him, is by far the costliest. The pattern in white on the goat, named Khushi, resembles the number 786 in Arabic– considered lucky by Muslims across the world. That’s not all, there’s another marking, which looks like the crescent moon, which again is a sacred symbol for Muslims. The owner claims the goat was born with the markings.

According to Singh, Khusi has a buyer willing to pay a staggering Rs 21 lakh for him. Singh, however, is hoping to get Rs 51 lakh for the animal. Singh, a dairy farmer from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, had named the goat Khusi, little knowing what happiness the goat could bring him. “Khusi was six months old when I decided to sell it to a Muslim butcher. He was on the verge of killing it when he noticed the number 786. Then he saw the holy moon on the other side of the goat’s back. The butcher refused to kill the animal and left,” he says. With such precious cargo, Singh has been taking precautions about not disclosing his location in Delhi. It’s somewhere near Vasant Vihar in south Delhi, is all he would say.

Khusi clearly has created a stir. Crowds have gathered around the animal for the past two days at Jama Masjid, where Singh puts Khusi on display. “There has been a steady flow of people, who have come and pleaded with him to sell off the goat at a lower price. However, he has stuck to his demand,” says Hassan, a shopowner in the area.

Muslims all over the world are celebrating the festival of Eid Al Adha today (Nov 28,2009). However,Muslims in Kerala celebrated the festival on Friday.One of the main centres for the Eid festivities was the Jama Masjid where thousands of devotees gathered to offer prayers. Eid al-Adha, the festival of Sacrifice, commemorates Prophet’s readiness to sacrifice his own son in obedience to God.

According to the Holy Quran, God appeared in Prophet Ibrahim’s dream and asked him to sacrifice something that was most dear to him. Prophet Ibrahim decided to sacrifice his own son, Ismail. However, when he put a knife on Ismail’s throat, God replaced his son with a goat through a miracle.Consequently, it has become a tradition to slaughter livestock and feed the poor to mark the occasion.

Reference:

Times of India Bangalore

Dog owners get more exercise than people who go to gyms

A survey of 5,000 Britons, conducted by pet healthcare company Bob Martin, showed that dog owners get more exercise walking their pet than people who go to gyms.

Those without a dog spend an average of just one hour and 20 minutes a week exercising by going to the gym or walking or jogging. Two dog walks a day each lasting 24 minutes and three longer walks a week each lasting 30 minutes give pet owners seven hours’ exercise a week, reports the  Daily Express.

47 per cent of non-pet owners admit they do no exercise. The survey revealed that 86 per cent of dog owners enjoy walking.On the other hand, only 16 per cent of gym users actively enjoy it.

Refer:
Walk with pet dog better than gym: Study

Winter Decoration for Apartment

Changing decoration of your apartment according to season gives fresh look for your apartment. Winter décor will add on special effects and give warm or cozy winter look for your apartment.Colors that are associated with fire, such as gold, orange, and red, give an instant feeling of warm and cozy.

Decorating your apartment can be a huge help in keeping you warm during the cold winter months. Today there are home décor magazines and websites that give you ideas and tips for decorating your apartment. Winter decoration gives warm look and helps in giving your apartment fresh look.

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Eating meat is directly responsible for global warming

There are many human activities that contribute to global warming. Among the biggest contributors are electrical generation, the use of passenger and other vehicles, over-consumption, international shipping, deforestation, smoking and militarism.

According to Inter-Governmental Committee on Climate Change eating meat is directly responsible for global warming.

There is a strong link between human diet and methane emissions from livestock. Changing one’s eating habits from the Standard American Diet to a vegetarian diet does more to fight global warming than switching from a gas guzzling SUV to a fuel-efficient hybrid car.

Cattle farming, also called animal agriculture, is primarily done to meet the demands of the meat-eating population. It not only leads to deforestation, these animals also liberate methane. The production of methane is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide in causing global warming. One farm houses about 15,000 cattle. While a vegetarian uses one unit (requirement for livelihood like food and water) of earth, a non-vegetarian uses 1.4 units of the earth. Thus, a non vegetarian is exploiting the earth’s resources.

Dr Kalyan Gangwal, founder president of Sarva Jeeva Mangal Pratisthan Said “Diet has a direct relation with global warming. Shifting away from SUVs and SUV-style diets, to more energy-efficient alternatives is key to fighting the warming trend.” According to him, one cannot call themselves environmentalists who are non vegetarian.  He stressed that his propagating of vegetarianism is based on scientific facts. According to him, that observing for a day (World Meatless ad Animal Rights Day) on November 25 will not do, one should cut down the meat intake.

If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That’s the single most important thing you could do.Global warming may be the most serious global social problem threatening life on Earth. We need to fight global warming on the governmental and corporate levels, and we also need to fight global warming on the everyday and personal levels.

The Government will offer a subsidy of Rs. 10,000 to autorickshaw owners to go green

BANGALORE: Transport Minister R. Ashok on Tuesday said the Government will offer a subsidy of Rs. 10,000 to autorickshaw owners who wish to replace their two-stroke autorickshaws with four-stroke engines.

Green autos are fitted with four-stroke engines and run on LPG.While over 800 green auto rickshaws have so far been registered in the city, the Minister flagged 50 such vehicles at a ceremony in front of the Vidhana Soudha. He said green autos will become mandatory in Bangalore.

Besides subsidy for replacing the vehicle, the Government will offer Rs. 3,000 subsidy for installing LPG kits in autorickshaws across the State and Rs. 1,000 for installing digital meters.

With a combination of four-stroke autorickshaws, LPG as the fuel and digital meters, the Government aims at reducing environment pollution and enhancing passenger comfort.The subsidy will be offered to owners of existing autorickshaw owners so that their old vehicles are replaced with new four-stroke vehicles, Mr. Ashok said.

Reference:

www.hindu.com

CommonFloor Connecting apartment residents online

November 18, 2009

The Hindu Coverage – Connecting apartment residents online

Connecting apartment residents online

Connecting apartment residents online: Neighbours stay in touch thanks to technology

For all those who have been blaming apartments for becoming an unsocial place, such online platforms are helping residences communicate better. Whether it is addressing grievance on a leaking tap or getting rid of middlemen who take commission for paying e-bills or being informed about a get-together at the sprawling gardens, many associations are forming their own online community, engaging residents to participate actively.

Associations with not-so-tech-savvy members are taking help to design the online platform. Bangalore-based start-up http://www.CommonFloor.com claims to have its presence in 22 cities.

In Chennai, the company has designed the online apartment management tool for around 1,500 communities, where services like maintenance fee tracker, issue tracker, SMS reminders for active residents and owners’ association members come installed. Online communities help address issues effectively, particularly when members have no time to attend association meetings.

“We are not involved in the day-to-day operations, but help communities manage their resources actively, connect them to other apartments,”says Sumit Jain, co -founder, CommonFloor.com.

“It is not possible for most residents to meet up and discuss an issue, and we have seen about 80 per cent of our clients getting more accessible online,” says Mr. Jain.

The Hindu