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Junior Hockey: India  lose to the Netherlands 3-2 in 8-Nations U-21 Invitational

Harpal Singh Bedi

New Delhi: India (Junior) suffered their second successive defeat as the they lost to the Netherlands 2-3 at the 8-Nations U-21 Invitational Hockey tournament in Madrid on Tuesday. India had lost to Australia 0-4 in the previous matchIn a tentative first quarter , it was the Netherlands who snatched the initiative early, Jim van de Venne scoring in the 5th minute to give them the lead. Despite the early setback India did not drop their game plan and were constantly on the attack looking for an equaliser. In the second quarter both teams attacking with vigour and their defensive qualities being pushed to the brink. It was India who scored first, Vishnukant Singh getting the equaliser in the 23rd minute at the end of a brilliant move. Within three minutes though the Netherlands regained their lead, van de Venne, converting a penalty Corner for his second goal of the game. At half time the Netherlands led 2-1.In the third quarter both sides’ displayed intensity and high speed play producing some great hockey for the eyes. Derck de Vilder’s goal in the 32nd minute extended the Netherlands lead and gave them a two-goal cushion. India though did not let their shoulders drop and kept the pressure up. Their play yielded results soon. Koen Bijen picked up a green card in the 36th minute, leaving the Netherlands a player short on the field, and India capitalised on the advantage almost immediately. SSudeep Chirmako capped off a superb move to reduce the deficit to one goal in the 37th minute. The teams went into the break with the Netherlands leading 3-2.India went into the final quarter with the knowledge that an equaliser early in the period would be crucial. They attacked with gusto throughout the period but the Dutch defence was more than up to the task, and despite a Valentijn Charbon yellow card in the final minute, ensured they took home the victory. HSB

All set for Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

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Washington: On November 15, 2018, the U.S. and the Netherlands officially launched the upcoming 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which is scheduled to be held in The Hague, Netherlands on June 4-5, 2019.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is the preeminent annual gathering that convenes entrepreneurs, investors, and their supporters globally. An estimated 20,000 emerging leaders have participated in Global Entrepreneurship Summits since 2010. At previous GES summits, governments and the private sector have committed to provide over $1 billion in new capital to entrepreneurs worldwide.

As previously announced by the US President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte in July, the ninth annual GES will underscore the commitment by both countries to entrepreneurship and innovation.

The launch kick-starts the “Road to GES” events, taking place in both the Netherlands and the United States.

Investment-ready entrepreneurs throughout the United States and around the world were asked to apply online for GES 2019 at http://www.ges2019.org/application by March 22.

The 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit has invited the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs innovating in Agri/Food, Connectivity, Energy, Health, and Water.

People’s power and participation has set the foundation for India’s transformation: Narendra Modi

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P​rime Minister Narendra Modi met Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of Netherlands during his visit to Netherlands​. Photo Courtesy: Lalit Kumar

The Hague:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to Netherlands on Tuesday, talked about how the spirit of Jan Shakti (people’s power) and Jan Bhagidari (people’s participation) has set the foundation for India’s transformation and helped in fulfilling people’s aspirations.

The PM was speaking at a reception hosted by the Indian diaspora.

Modi also interacted with Dutch CEOs and invited them to invest in India. He especially spoke about reform initiatives of Government of India over the last 3 years and shared remarks on the importance of India-Netherlands ties.

Modi also held extensive talks with Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte on India-Netherlands relations. Both leaders shared the view that strong ties between the two nations are beneficial for the world.

The Prime Minister in his tweet on the reception by the Indian diaspora at The Hague said it was an “unforgettable community reception. It was a delight to be among the diaspora. Sharing my speech.”

Dutch investigation claims Russian-made missile brought down MH17

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MH17 crashNetherlands : Dutch Safety board has released its report on investigations and analysis which had been carried out ever since the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed and went missing.Most of the victims were Dutch – 196, including some with dual nationality. The other passengers and crew were nationals from 10 countries.

Presenting its findings at the Gilze-Rijen military base in the Netherlands, the safety board showed plane parts that had been brought back from the rebel-held Donetsk region and reconstructed.Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down by a warhead that detonated outside and above the left-hand side of the cockpit, causing structural damage to the forward part of the aeroplane. This is based on a sound peak recorded by the Cockpit Voice Recorder, located to the position outside the plane, and the pattern of damage observed on the forward fuselage. The detonation caused an in-flight break up that saw the forward part fall 2.3km from the last position recorded on the flight data recorder while the back part of the plane continued in the air for 8.5km before breaking up further.

The warhead was carried on a class of missile installed on the Russian-made Buk surface-to-air missile system. The conclusion is based on the damage pattern found on the wreckage caused by the blast and the impact of fragments, analysis of the explosive residues and the distinctive “bow-tie” shape of some of the fragments. The number of perforations in the fuselage is not consistent with air-to-air gunfire and none of the air-to-air missiles in use in the region have the distinctively shaped fragments.

In the report, the Dutch Safety Board says the weapon used was a 9N314M-model warhead carried on the 9M38M1 missile, as installed on the Buk surface-to-air missile system.It adds that the type of fragments found in the wreckage and bodies of crew members in the cockpit were bow-tie or cube shaped – only found in the 9N314M warhead.

However, the Russian side disputed the Dutch findings insisting that only older warheads and missiles of the 9M38 type still in the hands of the Ukrainian army could have been used as they were the only weapons with “butterfly or bow-tie” fragments. The Russian army had phased them out.In their submission to the Dutch report, the Russian experts argue that investigators should not have discounted other potential reasons for plane’s destruction, such as an air-to-air rocket. This is completely rejected by the Dutch Safety Board.

The explosion was immediately fatal only to the three people in the cockpit. The report says – It cannot be ruled out that some occupants remained conscious for some time during the one to one-and-a-half minutes for which the crash lasted” but adds that investigators “did not find any evidence of conscious actions performed by the occupants after the missile’s detonation. Those on board were barely able to comprehend the situation in which they found themselves. One passenger was found wearing an oxygen mask, but it was unclear how the mask got there.

Calculations show that the missile was launched somewhere in an area of 320 sq km in eastern Ukraine, although additional investigations – which fall outside the Dutch Safety Board’s remit – are needed to confirm the launch location. Ukraine should have closed its airspace to commercial traffic, while Malaysia Airlines and third party bodies such as the International Civil Aviation Organization did not adequately consider the risks involved in flying over an area of conflict. The report found that about 16 military planes and helicopters had been shot down in eastern Ukraine in the weeks before flight MH17 was downed. On the day of the crash, 160 flights flew over the area in question. The report concludes that the current system for safeguarding civil aviation is insufficient to adequately assess the risks associated with flying over conflict areas.