Govt will use AI to pick future sports stars, says Rajyavardhan Rathore

first_imgAt a time when millions of Indians are glued to TV screens for the FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon and the Men in Blue touring England, the government has announced that it will use artificial intelligence to spot young sporting talent in the country with eyes on the Olympic events in 2024 and 2028.Union minister of state for youth affairs and sports (independent charge) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said on Tuesday that all state governments have partnered with the Centre to create a database of students and introduce them to sports based on their “natural abilities” and not just skills acquired through the process of training.He was speaking at the 4th Mail Today Tourism Summit, which also saw the participation of union ministers Jayant Sinha and Dr Mahesh Sharma, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani, noted actor and director Nandita Das as well as a host of bureaucrats and delegates from the hospitality, film, food and tourism sectors.READ | Rahul Gandhi jumps on other’s platform and falls: Rajyavardhan RathoreRathore said the government will provide the selected sporting talents with scholarship of Rs 5 lakh annually to ensure all-round development of their skills.”We are creating an app where all state governments will be our partners. We intend to create a database of nearly 3 crore young children in the age group of 5 to 18 years. On the basis of detailed tests, they will be further shortlisted to 20,000 and ultimately 5,000 students will be selected after DNA test, IQ test and sports skill tests. These talents will be further trained as per their abilities in different sports,” the minister said.advertisementAccording to Rathore, the idea is to ensure that young talents are not just tested by the marks they obtain in examinations but on the basis of their fitness and overall approach.Rathore, who has initiated a slew of measures to harness the future sports stars in the country, said in the next four years at least 150 schools with excellence in education will be provided with government funds to develop sporting skills in students.”To begin with, 20 schools with boarding facilities will be given a fund of Rs 7 crore to Rs 10 crore for developing sports infrastructure and training the students as per their abilities. One school in each district will be identified so that students get the required training while staying close to their natural environment,” Rathore said. He urged private players and the corporate sector to contribute to the National Sports Development Fund.The minister said schools must ensure that kids get more time to play instead of just completing bulky syllabi. He said the union HRD ministry has already recommended to the government to halve the school syllabus.last_img read more

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Beaches TCI employee wins Ultimate Team member for Sandals Resorts

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Nov 2015 – The ultimate team member prize at Sandals Resorts International has been awarded to Turks and Caicos staffer, Maxine Salmon of Beaches Resort Villages and Spa. Out of 27 nominees, Salmon was chosen as crème de la crème and it was explained that she embodies the excellence, the Sandals group encourages. Salmon works in the Kids Camp at Beaches TCI, and in the report it explains that Maxine ensures all children in her care at Camp Sesame Street have an amazing experience. Adam Stewart, CEO of SRI said, “The amazing things we achieved in 2014 were not achieved by luck or coincidence; they were achieved through the determination, dedication, skills, and talents of an incomparable team of stars.” Maxine Salmon walked away last week with several prizes including $2,500, an overseas trip with transportation via private jet, the ultimate team member of the year trophy and a framed citation. The ceremony was held at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica. Sandals drops major bomb, makes Misick brothers look terribly suspect Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Related Items:ada, beaches resort and spa, maxine salmon, sandals resorts international, stewart, ultimate team member Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PNP Party says it led wooden pier removal by Beaches Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Police identify 26yearold mother killed in Mira Mesa collision

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 31, 2018 Updated: 10:45 AM Police identify 26-year-old mother killed in Mira Mesa collision KUSI Newsroom, center_img March 31, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter MIRA MESA (KUSI) — Authorities Saturday identified the motorist killed in a collision while pulling onto a Mira Mesa street Friday.Judy Suong Tuyet Bui, 26, suffered fatal injuries when her Acura TL was broadsided by a Honda Accord while she was making a left turn out of an apartment complex parking lot, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.The crash happened in the 7200 block of Calle Cristobal on Mira Mesa.Medics took her 4-year-old son, who had been riding in a child safety seat, to Rady Children’s Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, including a fractured skull, a broken pelvis, a fractured knee and broken ribs.The 26-year-old driver of the Honda complained of pain to his lower back, San Diego Police Department Officer Tony Martinez said at the time.Police said it was unclear who was at fault in the accident. last_img read more

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San Diego Fleet to host donation drive for Alpha Project and blood

first_img KUSI Newsroom San Diego Fleet to host donation drive for Alpha Project and blood, food banks SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Alliance of American Football team the San Diego Fleet will host a community drive Monday to collect donations of food, blood and necessities like clothes and soap.The event is the Fleet’s first-ever donation drive since beginning play in the AAF in February. Donations made at the event will benefit the San Diego Blood Bank, the Alpha Project and the San Diego Food Bank. Residents who make a donation at the event will receive two free tickets to the team’s last regular-season home game April 14.“Donations are critical to the San Diego Food Bank since we are currently feeding 350,000 people per month in communities throughout San Diego County,” said James Floros, president and CEO of the San Diego Food Bank. “On behalf of the food bank’s staff and family of volunteers, we thank the San Diego Fleet for giving back to the community and helping our fellow San Diegans in need.”The Alpha Project is accepting donations of clothing, blankets, soap and shampoo. The food bank is seeking canned and non-perishable goods like soup, beans, peanut butter, rice and baby formula.The community drive is scheduled to begin at noon at SDCCU Stadium at 9449 Friars Road. Posted: April 1, 2019 April 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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