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How the Wimbledon Championships Got its Name

Tennis Essentially Sports

The Wimbledon Championships tournament is regarded as one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world.Officially speaking, the tournament is called the Championships, Wimbledon and has been running since 1887, nearly 142 years ago.For
'The Wimbledon Championships tournament is regarded as one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world.Officially speaking, the tournament is called the Championships, Wimbledon and has been running since 1887, nearly 142 years ago.For the Wimbledon Championships 2019, the tournament will be heading into its 143rd year.Wimbledon is the third of 4 major Grand Slams along with the Australian Open, French Open and the US Open.With the other three adopting hard court or clay, in the French Open’s case, Wimbledon is still played on the traditional grass surface.Every year, the Wimbledon tournament is held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.The club was founded back in 1868 and will be celebrating its 151st anniversary.Previously, it was dubbed the All England Croquet Club before being renamed in 1877.The Lawn Tennis Championship was born out of a desire to herald the name change.That year, the regulations were drafted to kick off the championship.Everything started off with the Gentlemen’s Singles championship and the inaugural winner was Spencer Gore.Wimbledon Championships 2019 Thought-provokingly, Centre Court was so-called, because it was right in the middle, surrounded by smaller courts.However, as the years rolled on, the name stuck, though it was less to do with the placement.The Lawn Tennis Championship was then known as the Wimbledon championships in 1887.This was three years after the Ladies’ Singles’ and Gentlemen’s Doubles championships were added.Finally, in 1913, the Ladies’ Doubles championship was added to the roster to join its male counterpart.It was also note-worthy that until the year 1922, the champion did not need to play until the final.Meanwhile, the poor challenger had the misfortune of playing the entire tournament until they met the defending champion.This usually resulted in multiple consecutive titles being won.Incidentally, the Wimbledon Championships had the fewest home winners.After 1936, there had been no British winner in the Gentlemen’s Singles until Andy Murray in 2013.Among the ladies, Virginia Wade is the last female British winner, back in 1977.For the Wimbledon Championships 2019, there will be several contenders for the title, like Novak Djokovic , Roger Federer , and to a lesser extent, Rafael Nadal . . The post How the Wimbledon Championships Got its Name appeared first on Essentially Sports .'

Radhika Apte plays WWII spy in ‘Liberte: A Call to Spy ‘

Movies Telangana Today

Apart from her stint at the international film industry, Radhika will also be seen alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui in 'Raat Akeli Hai'.
'New Delhi: Radhika Apte will be seen essaying World War II heroine, a British spy, in her forthcoming Hollywood film ‘Liberte: A Call to Spy ‘. The actor headed to the UK on Friday for the premiere of her film at the Edinburg Film Festival.Sharing a picture of her with her female co-stars on Instagram, Radhika added a hashtag ‘Reunion’. Meanwhile, the ‘Shor in the City’ actor also unveiled her first look from the film a day ago on Instagram.She shared a collage of her alongside a picture of the real Noor Inayat Khan, a spy during the World War II.Also known as Nora Baker, she was the first female wireless operator and British spy who parachuted into Nazi-occupied France to aid the French Resistance.The film also stars Sarah Meghan Thomas who has also written the script, with Stana Katic, Linus Roache, Rossif Sutherland to name a few.Oscar-nominated director Lydia Dean Pilcher has helmed the film.The forthcoming film based on true incidents is set 75 years ago in World War II when Winston Churchill creates a spy organisation ‘SOE’ in order to disturb the Nazi war machine.The newly created spy organisation recruits a female spy lead, Vera Atkins (Stana Katic), who further hires two unusual candidates: Virginia Hall (Sarah Meghan Thomas), an ambitious American with a wooden leg, and an Indian Noor Inayat Khan (Radhika Apte), a Muslim pacifist.Together, these women build a new spy network and stop Hitler.Apart from her stint at the international film industry, Radhika will also be seen alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui in ‘Raat Akeli Hai’. The shooting for the film wrapped up in April.The Honey Trehan directorial is a crime thriller set in rural Indian and also stars Shweta Tripathi. . The post Radhika Apte plays WWII spy in ‘Liberte: A Call to Spy ‘ appeared first on Telangana Today .'

Indian-American population grew by 38 percent between 2010-2017: report

Community Daily Excelsior

WASHINGTON, June 18: The population of Indian-origin people in America grew by 38 per cent in seven years between 2010 and 2017, a South Asian advocacy group has said in its latest demographic report.
'WASHINGTON, June 18: The population of Indian-origin people in America grew by 38 per cent in seven years between 2010 and 2017, a South Asian advocacy group has said in its latest demographic report.There are at least 630,000 Indians who are undocumented, a 72 per cent increase since 2010, the South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) said in its snapshot.The increase in illegal Indian-Americans can be attributed to Indian immigrants overstaying visas, it said.Nearly 250,000 Indians overstayed their visa in 2016 therefore becoming undocumented, it said.In general, the population of American residents tracing their roots to South Asia grew by 40 per cent.In real terms, it increased from 3.5 million in 2010 to 5.4 million in 2017, SAALT said.The Nepali community grew by 206.6 per cent since 2010, followed by Indian (38 per cent), Bhutanese (38 per cent), Pakistani (33 per cent), Bangladeshi (26 per cent) and Sri Lankan populations (15 per cent). There are currently at least 4,300 active South Asian Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.As of August 2018, there are approximately 2,550 active Indian DACA recipients.Only 13 per cent of the overall 20,000 DACA eligible Indians have applied and received DACA.SAALT said that as far as DACA recipients from other countries are concerned, there are 1,300 from Pakistan, 470 from Bangladesh, 120 from Sri Lanka and 60 from Nepal.The immigrant population density of the country shows that undocumented Bangladeshi immigrants live in New York (19,000); Michigan (4,000); Virginia (3,000); and California (2,000). The demographic snapshot is based primarily on Census 2010 and the 2017 American Community Survey.According to the report, income inequality has been reported to be the greatest among Asian Americans.Nearly one percent of the approximately five million South Asians in the US live in poverty.SAALT said there has been a rise in the number of South Asians seeking asylum in the US over the last 10 years.The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has detained 3,013 South Asians since 2017.US Customs and Border Patrol arrested 17,119 South Asians between October 2014 and April 2018 through border and interior enforcement, it said.According to SAALT, since 1997, more than 1.7 million dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders have received H-4 visas.In 2017, 136,000 individuals received H-4 status.Nearly 86 per cent of H-4 visa holders are from South Asian countries.In 2015, DHS granted work authorisation to certain H-4 visa holders.As of December 2017, approximately 127,000 visa holders were approved for H-4 EAD, the report said.Nearly 472,000 or 10 per cent of the approximately five million South Asians in the US live in poverty, the report said.Among South Asian Americans, Pakistanis (15.8 per cent), Nepalis (23.9 per cent), Bangladeshis (24.2 per cent), and Bhutanese (33.3 per cent) had the highest poverty rates, it said.Bangladeshi and Nepali communities have the lowest median household incomes out of all Asian American groups, earning USD 49,800 and USD 43,500 respectively, it said.Nearly 61 per cent of non-citizen Bangladeshi American families receive public benefits for at least one of the four federal programmes including TANF, SSI, SNAP and Medicaid/CHIP, 48 per cent of non-citizen Pakistani families and 11 per cent of non-citizen Indian families also receive public benefits, the report said.In the lead up to the 2020 elections, South Asians are becoming an increasingly powerful segment of the American electorate, SAALT said.According to the Current Population Survey (CPS), 49.9 per cent of voting-age, Asian American citizens cast a ballot in 2016.The number of Asian American voters in the last decade has nearly doubled from about two million voters in 2001 to 5 million voters in 2016.Of these, Indians account for more than 1.5 million, followed by Pakistanis (222,252) and Bangladeshi (69,825), SAALT added. (PTI) . The post Indian-American population grew by 38 percent between 2010-2017: report appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .'

International Yoga day celebrated in US

Training and Health Telangana Today

A guided yoga session based on 'Common Yoga Protocol' created by the Government of India was conducted with the help of yoga demonstrators.
'Washington: Thousands of people, from all walks of life, participated in International Day of Yoga celebrations here on Sunday “We are very happy with the support and participation that we saw today.The participants participated with real zeal and enthusiasm.In Washington, there is nothing better than iconic Washington Monument, it denotes the capital of the US and it is a spot that represents the city and the country.” the Indian Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, told ANI.The Indian Ambassador also addressed the gathering.Welcoming the participants, Shringla noted that yoga is widely embraced by the American people as a survey conducted in 2016 showed that there were 36.7 million Yoga practitioners in the US making America the second home for Yoga. “Yoga is a way of life in the United States, it has become trendy, popular and almost something that people believe in keeping their body in a harmonious position and this has helped us to promote Yoga in the U.S.,” he added.The program started with playing of an audio-video message from the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.Greeting yoga lovers all over the world, Modi explained yoga’s role in achieving ‘oneness.’ He also emphasized that yoga is not just a set of exercises but also a passport to health assurance.The Ambassador then engaged with the yoga enthusiasts.He performed Surya Namaskar and recited a few verses from the holy Bhagwad Gita.Amongst the participants were some special guests- the ambassador of Myanmar, ambassador of Vietnam, officials and representatives from the State Department, World Bank, academic institutions and think tanks.Many leaders from the United States issued proclamations and felicitation messages to support and commemorate the 5th International Day of Yoga and spread awareness about yoga.These included Senator Chris Van Hollen (Maryland), Senator Mark R Warner (Virginia), Rep.Janie Raskin (Maryland) and Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan.A guided yoga session based on ‘Common Yoga Protocol’ created by the Government of India was conducted with the help of yoga demonstrators.The yoga session concluded with Sanskrit shlokas.The Indian Embassy in Washington took the Yoga day Celebrations a notch higher by organising the Indian Vegetarian Food Festival hosted in association with Freer Sackler gallery, adjacent to Washington Memorial, that was rolled out for all participants post the yoga event. “The food programme is related to yoga.Vegetarian cuisine in India is very refined cuisine and not enough is known about it.Therefore, we have arranged for five different stalls representing cuisines from five different parts of India– North, South, East, West and a specialised one,” Shringala said. “We want to introduce a finer vegetarian cuisine for the people here.This food festival also commemorates the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi,” he added.The International Day of Yoga will mark its fifth anniversary this year on June 21. . The post International Yoga day celebrated in US appeared first on Telangana Today .'

How porn ruins women’s intimate experiences with men

Training and Health The Health Site

According to a study published in the Journal of Women's Health, thinking of pornographic material during intimate experiences with a heterosexual partner might give rise to insecurities about appearances.
'Consuming porn instigates body-related insecurities in women that might not only reduce their interest in engaging in intimate activities with their partners but also negatively affect their arousal, a study suggests. Researchers have explored the association between pornography and intimate partner experiences among heterosexual women and revealed that there was a complex relationship between the two. Published in the Journal of Women’s Health, the study reveals that thinking of pornographic material during intimate experiences with a heterosexual partner among women minght give rise to insecurities about appearances and thus reduces the enjoyment of the intimate acts. For the findings, the research team surveyed 706 heterosexual women aged 18-29 in the US, associating the consumption of pornography with sexual preferences, experiences and concerns. The researchers reported that while most women in the study sample had seen pornography, fewer than half used it for masturbation. Those women who used it at higher rates for masturbation tended to rely more on pornographic scripts during sex to achieve and maintain arousal and were more likely to prefer pornography to sex with a partner. “The researchers demonstrate a clear difference between the role of pornography in sexual experiences of women compared to men,” said Susan G Kornstein from Virginia Commonwealth University in the US. “Whereas the relationship tends to be more direct in young heterosexual men and just viewing pornographic material is associated with reduced sexual intimacy and satisfaction, women make the material part of their personal sexual experience and carry the pornographic script into their intimate partner experiences,” Kornstein said.'