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first_imgDeepika received the Hockey India Player of the Year Deepika received the Hockey India Player of the Year Award for women in the second Hockey India Annual Awards in Bengaluru on Mar 26. “To get this recognition by Hockey India right before the Hawkes Bay Cup is undoubtedly a big boost. I am overjoyed to be selected for the most coveted Hockey India awards in recognition of my efforts,” said Deepika. The New Zealand outing will also give the chief coach and selectors a chance to see how some of the junior players who have been drafted in the camp fare at the senior level ahead of the 2016 Rio Games. “The Olympic squad has not been announced yet. Currently, the entire core group is training at the camp. So, everyone is very keen to perform in the Hawkes Bay Cup to brighten their chances for making the cut for the Olympics. This is good in long-term because we would have more options when selecting the side for Rio,” said the skipper. The prospect of taking on higher ranked teams in the Hawkes Bay Cup is not weighing down the 18-member Indian team. “Its good that we are playing these teams in the tournament. It will not only give us, and especially the youngsters, critical exposure of playing against good sides, but will also prepare us mentally to take on even better sides in the Olympics. Also, the improved fitness levels of our players give us the confidence of playing against higher ranked sides,”Deepika said.. Though, doing well in the Hawkes Bay Cup is the immediate target of the team, the girls are well aware that history beckons them at the Rio Olympics for which they have qualified after a long wait of 36 years. “There is a huge amount of excitement among us regarding the Olympics. For Indian womens hockey its a dream come true moment. People think its still some months away, but if you ask me, we believe that there is very little time left. Since, we have made it to the Olympics after such a long time, we want people to take note of Indian womens hockey. Its a huge opportunity for us,” Deepika signed off. The Indian eves will depart for New Zealand later tonight. PTI SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more



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Clearwater Florida – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgClearwater, Florida – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineThe private aircraft operator Avantair continues to lead the way to a more environmentally responsible industry by extending its partnership with TerraPass, an originator and retailer of greenhouse gas reduction offsets.In honor of Earth Day, Avantair will again offset flight hours of carbon emissions of all new fractional owners as well as Edge Card and Axis Lease with TerraPass. Avantair was the first fractional aircraft operator to offset carbon emissions, and since the partnership with TerraPass began in 2007, Avantair has purchased Flight TerraPass credits that are equivalent to removing more than 13.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide. This is akin to taking more than 1,100 cars off the road for one year (12,000 miles driven), or the emissions created by 15,842 barrels of oil.Avantair’s new, exclusive Piaggio Avanti aircraft also produces the lowest amount of carbon emissions in the private aircraft industry, featuring innovative, fuel-efficient technology that reduces carbon dioxide output by approximately 35 percent compared with other fractional providers’ aircraft.www.avantair.comlast_img read more



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