Official Copa Libertadores final postponed

first_imgThe Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate has been postponed to Sunday after torrential rains in Buenos Aires left the pitch unplayable.According to AS English, the match officials carried out a pitch inspection at 19:15 CEST and confirmed the first leg of the final of the Copa Libertadores could not be played today.Tournament organisers Conmebol have confirmed the game will be played tomorrow, Sunday, at 20:00 CEST (16:00 local time)🏆 ¡A esperar un día más para la gran final de la #CONMEBOLLibertadores! 🔜 @BocaJrsOficial y @CARPoficial jugarán este domingo. pic.twitter.com/xbAfQUQ9iDRiver Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).— CONMEBOL Libertadores (@Libertadores) November 10, 2018Sources at Boca Juniors had previously told some sources that there was “no chance of the game being played”, and despite the pitch draining well continuous rain saw the game forced to be postponed.Considering the attention of the world will be focused on the first leg of the Copa Libertadores this Saturday, Boca’s ground staff had been working throughout to week to have the pitch in optimal conditions.AS’ Boca sources equally confirmed a special drainage system is in place at the Alberto J. Armando stadium to deal with the heavy rain, but the level of precipitation proved to be too much even for the up to date technology.last_img read more

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Alipore Zoo takes up protective measures to keep animals healthy in heat

first_imgKolkata: The Alipore Zoo authorities have undertaken several measures to protect the animals from the unbearable heat wave across the city. With predictions of increase in temperatures, the zoo staff have put up water sprinklers inside the enclosures that keep the animals. Regular baths are provided to the elephants, tigers, chimpanzees, emus, and tortoises to keep their body temperatures normal. The birds are given a shed to protect them bright sunlight. The authorities have also provided fans inside the sheds of tigers, chimpanzees, lions and the reptiles. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsProper food items are provided to the animals to maintain a balanced diet and keep them healthy in this sweltering heat. Juicy fruits like cucumber and watermelon are fed to the monkeys, birds and chimpanzees. Along with healthy food, 250 to 300 ml lassi is given to the Chimpanzees. According to the staff, the beast enjoys drinking it and is in a much better health than before. Proper medication with a regular dehydration check is ensured by the authorities for the animals. They are also given ORS and required vitamins from time to time as a method of precaution against severe health this summer. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe carnivores are given 1.5 kg to 2 kg less meat than usual as meat is heat producing. Kangaroos are given special care as they are most affected by hot weather. The shed they reside in has a layer of straw, tin and plywood to protect them from the scorching sunlight. Water is sprinkled inside the enclosure at regular intervals to keep the temperature low. The door is modified with a grass screen which stores the water that is sprinkled over it, which in turn cools down the temperature. Asis Kumar Samantha, Director of Alipore Zoo, has ensured that there is nothing to worry as far as the health of the wild animals is concerned in this summer. The staff are working specifically towards the above mentioned methods and careful ensuring of it is looked after by the higher authorities. So, this summer, the wild are under the protective shield of the zoo authorities and are in, for a safe and comfortable summer.last_img read more

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At IndoPak Flag Meet neighbours agree to keep communication alive

first_imgIndia and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to exercise restraint and keep the communication channels alive that were established through reconciliation mechanism as senior Army officers of the two countries held a Flag Meeting in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.A Battalion Commander Level Flag Meeting between India and Pakistan army officers was held at Chakan-Da-Bagh in Poonch district on Tuesday. “The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere to take forward the confidence building measures initiated during the Brigade Commander Level Flag Meeting in September,” Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said.He said that the representatives of the two nations deliberated on a host of issues, including ceasefire violations, return of civilians who cross the border inadvertently, air space violations and construction activity close to the Line of Control.last_img read more

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