Virat Kohli giggles as Ravi Shastri thanks Indian media for their ‘support’

first_imgVirat Kohli giggles as Ravi Shastri thanks Indian media for their ‘support’India vs Australia: Brief Scores: India (626/7 dec) drew with Australia (300 and 6/0).India (626/7 dec) drew with Australia (300 and 6/0). India head coach Ravi Shastri also slammed the critics after the team’s historic 2-1 series win in Australia on Mondayadvertisement Akshay Ramesh SydneyJanuary 7, 2019UPDATED: January 7, 2019 14:37 IST Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli were all smiles after India drew the final Test at SCG and clinched a historic series win in Australia on Monday (@imVkohli Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia (626/7 decl) drew with Australia (300 and 6/0).India (626/7 decl) drew with Australia (300 and 6/0)Ravi Shastri said India wouldn’t have played well without Indian media’s ‘support’Shastri also said the Indian team will go any distance to win a match for the country4th Test, Day 5, Brief Scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*). Match ends in a draw. Full ScorecardIndia head coach Ravi Shastri was brimming with joy and pride as he sat down with captain Virat Kohli to address a press conference after India’s historic 2-1 series win in Sydney.While Shastri consciously made it a point to attack the Indian cricket team’s critics during the interaction, the head coach also took a low blow at the Indian media with a sarcastic comment.”Just one thing before I leave. I want to thank all my buddies from the Indian media. Without your support, I don’t think we would have played as well as we have right through the last 12 months. Thank you very much,” Shastri said.Even as Shastri made the comment, Kohli was seen giggling before both of them made their way out of the conference room in Sydney.Shastri hit back at Team India’s critics for firing blanks, saying that Kohli’s men blew away all the criticism “like a tracer” bullet.”I said in Melbourne – I think I mentioned people taking pot shots and firing blanks. I wasn’t joking there, because I knew how hard this team had worked. When you fire from there, by the time it crosses the southern hemisphere, it’s blown away by the wind like a tracer bullet,” Shastri said.Shastri was referring to former teammate and batting great Sunil Gavaskar’s comments made during the fourth day of the recently-concluded Test in Sydney.advertisement”And how did that wake-up call come? Because of the blanks being fired from thousands of miles away. The blanks made the noise that woke this team up!” Gavaskar has said.”… But lead, with something in it, can be pretty serious. And that’s what we have fired right through the series against Australia. We were committed, and it jolly well bloody made a difference at the end of it all. This is not a team of gods or demigods, seniors or juniors.”Also Read | Test series win in Australia will give this Indian team a different identity: Virat KohliAlso Read | Best Indian side I have been part of, says Cheteshwar Pujara after series-winning 521 runsThe hard-earned win in Australia came after some disappointing results in South Africa and England for which the captain, the coach, and the team management were criticised. Tactical errors and the poor team selection were highlighted by both the media and the expert commentators over the last year.While conceding that India learned from the mistakes committed in the previous tours, Shastri also heaped praise on the determination that was on display from his team throughout the four-match series.”This is an Indian cricket team that will jump over a cliff to win a match for the country. And that’s the determination, that’s the ruthlessness, that’s the mindset with which this team went to play in this series. Hats off to them for showing that courage,” Shastri added.”Today I can say I am proud of my boys and I can also tell them one thing, which Virat touched in the presentation, that this team now has an identity to look at any other Indian team from the past in the eye and say ‘We play proper Test match cricket. You did, we did too but without being intimidated.”Also Read | Hats off to India: Tim Paine concedes Australia were outplayed by Virat Kohli’s menAlso Read | Australia series win proudest moment of my 10-year career: Virat KohliAlso Read | Australia Test series win as big as 1983 World Cup triumph, says India coach Ravi ShastriAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Ravi ShastriFollow Sydney Cricket GroundFollow Virat KohliFollow Sunil GavaskarFollow Indian medialast_img read more

Education costs going up start RESP early and maximize the government grants

by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 6, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Sep 6, 2016 at 3:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Parents looking at the bills rolling in as students head off to university and college may be wishing they had saved more.But if you’re not at that stage yet, financial advisers say, it’s important to start early and put aside as much as possible.Jamie Golombek, managing director at CIBC Wealth Strategies Group, says parents’ biggest mistake is waiting too long before they start saving with a registered education savings plan, or RESP.“You can’t catch up on the tax-deferred compounding. Depending on the rate of return, this can really be significant,” he said.If you can afford it, Golombek advises putting $2,500 a year per child into an RESP to maximize federal government grants.“If you can set aside that money in the year the child is born and start saving every single year to maximize the grants … that really is the best way to accumulate the most amount of money over the long term in an RESP,” he said.Regardless of your family’s income, the basic grants are equal to 20 per cent of contributions, up to $500 per year for each child under age 18 and a lifetime limit of $7,200.These government incentives, called Canada Education Savings Grants, can also be carried forward but $1,000 is the maximum grant parents can receive per child in any one year.Families with net incomes of $90,563 or less in 2016 are entitled to additional CESG. Households with a family net income of $45,282 or less receive an extra 20 per cent on the first $500 of annual RESP contribution, and households with a family net income exceeding $45,282 but not more than $90,563 receive an extra 10 per cent on the first $500 of annual RESP contribution.RESPs can also provide a tax break on investment gains, which become part of the student’s taxable income when the money is withdrawn from the plan — not the contributor’s.David Lee of BlueShore Financial in North Vancouver, B.C., says that there’ll be enough in an RESP to cover tuition if you start early, maximize the government grants and get a conservative rate of return of three per cent.But if your child plans to go away to school and you’re hoping to pay for it all, including the cost of living, Lee said “that is quite a stretch for what we’re seeing.”He estimates that four years of tuition, plus room and board, adds up to a total of about $90,000 right now at the University of British Columbia.Lee says parents need to ask themselves a lot of questions such as: How much of their child’s education do they plan to pay? Will they expect their child to have a part-time job? Will they qualify for scholarships?“Those are some of the other factors a parent needs to kind look at as well … in terms of determining their targets,” Lee said.The location of the school and whether the student lives at home are also factors.The Ontario Securities Commission’s website can help calculate the future costs of education based on how much tuition and room and board cost today.The online calculator allows to you to see how your savings add up to find out if you’re on track. Education costs going up, start RESP early and maximize the government grants read more