He also expressed concern at the prospect of staff not being replaced. If a tutor were to leave a college, for whatever reason, then the financial situation could prevent a replacement being hired. In this regard, some colleges could simply be “unlucky”.There is also some anxiety within the student body that funding cuts and reduced endowment income could impact on both the education Oxford can offer as well as other areas like grants and bursaries. There have been reports of some colleges already cutting back on expenditure, and there is a worry that students could be adversely affected.St John’s have already started making cutbacks. The college may have the largest endowment of them all, as well as the second-highest income during 2007-08, but they are reducing the amount they spend in certain areas. Vacation grants, for example, are now limited to 21 days per year, where previously no limit existed.At other colleges there have been reports of vacation residence being harder to acquire, as conference guests (who will pay higher accommodation fees) are given priority.Olly Richards, a second-year History student, described his concern. “The fact that the jigsaw puzzle of university finance is coming apart piece by piece is the issue which concerns me the most today. Increasingly, the steady flow of money which used to ooze from central government is drying up and I am immensely concerned about how this could affect my education.“Currently I have no lectures this term and I am puzzled as to where further cuts could come from. Moreover, cuts to the university funding as a whole could detract from the quality of tutor employed and result in students being taught by less experienced individuals.”Alistair Strathern, a second-year PPE student, is concerned that decreasing revenue might affect the poorest the most. “Naturally I’m very concerned about cutbacks, particularly if they fall on the outreach and bursary schemes that are so vital in widening access to studying at Oxford.” Although the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has not yet finalised its 2011-12 funding for Oxford, the University is braced for a tightening of its budget.Lynn Hutton, Divisional Financial Controller of the Humanities division, told Cherwell that “any funding cuts are of great concern to the University.” She continued, “There is an £80m shortfall in public and fee funding for teaching each year, and a similar shortfall in the funding received for research compared to the full economic costs. Oxford makes up for this by transferring funding from other sources, and any further cuts to public funding are a cause of serious concern.“Oxford will continue to exercise financial prudence maintain the strong financial position of the University during the global economic downturn, and will look to maximise efficiency and savings wherever possible. Any proposed new posts will be subject to careful scrutiny, and the University’s capital spending will tighten its focus.”It is not yet clear how colleges themselves have performed financially over the past year, with their accounts not due to be published until later this term. It is expected, however, that they will have suffered along with the University.David Palfreyman, the bursar of New College, and the director of the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies, said that in the long run the tutorial system could be affected by funding cuts. Based on an estimate of a 10 per cent drop in funding in the short-term, students “won’t suddenly find [themselves] in tutorials of four.”However, there would be need a need to balance the books, even if increased costs would be absorbed by colleges in the short-tem.Currently nobody within the University is certain where the cuts are going to be felt the most. One History tutor believes that humanities subjects will be hit hardest, with the science departments much better insulated from the cutbacks, but not everyone is so sure.Palfreyman said that although the situation was currently “delightfully vague”, with no confirmation of whether a reduction in funding would affect teaching, research or capital projects, there would probably be a seven-to-eight per cent cut in the funds a college has to teach its students. Oxford’s most recently published accounts have shown a loss for the University for the first time in over twenty years.The appointment of tutors, college funds and provision of lectures are now under close scrutiny, as the University decides how best to adapt for the financial loss coupled with a cut in government funding.Before the donation of heritage assets, minority interest and transfer from accumulated endowment return are considered, the University recorded a deficit of £4.3 million for the financial year 2008/09.No deficit has been seen at this stage in the University accounts since the financial year 1987/8.Giles Kerr, University Finance Director, revealed how the University has suffered as a result of the global economic situation. “2008/9 was a year of unprecedented turmoil in financial markets, a very difficult period for investments and endowments generally. In that period, the endowment fund declined by 5.8 per cent and the capital fund by 3.9 per cent.”He continued, “While those absolute returns are disappointing, when you put them in the context of global equity markets over the same period, they were much smaller declines than experienced by the markets generally.”The University lost £14.7 million deposited in Icelandic banks last year. Last week Iceland’s parliament voted to hold a referendum on whether to repay depositors from Britain and the Netherlands who lost out when the Icesave bank collapsed in 2008. This came after the country’s president, Olaf Ragnar Grimsson, vetoed a bill authorising the repayment.There is concern that the recession, coupled with impending cuts to university funding, is going to result in reduced funding in certain areas.In December, Lord Mandelson announced that higher education funding was to be cut by £398m for 2010-11 compared with this year. As Cherwell reported last month, £10 million is due to be withdrawn from government funding to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Update on the latest sports Ford says surgery was performed a few weeks after San Francisco lost the Super Bowl and that he feels in much better condition heading into his second year with the Niners. Ford’s availability was severely limited as he dealt with a knee injury initially suffered during training camp last summer.NHL-BLACKHAWKS-CHALUPABlackhawks sign Czech forwardCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a two-year contract with Czech forward Matej Chalupa. It begins with the 2020-21 season and carries an average annual value of $925,000. The 21-year-old Chalupa spent most of last season in the Czech Republic League, collecting seven goals and 17 assists in 50 games. COLLEGE HOCKEY-ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE NEW YORK (AP) — Major league teams have released hundreds of young players with the minor league season in doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic.Transactions posted at MLB.com say over 200 players were cut Friday and more than 400 have been released over the past month.The start of the minor league season was postponed in March and players were mostly sent home from spring training. While Major League Baseball and the players’ association are negotiating terms to play big league ball this summer, it’s unlikely there will be minor league games.Minor league players not on 40-man rosters were promised $400 per week through May 31 by a policy drafted by MLB.VIRUS OUTBREAK-MASSACHUSETTS — Liverpool might not get a chance to win the English Premier League at Anfield. Police have included the leader’s key games among at least five it wants at neutral venues in a bid to prevent fans from gathering outside when the competition resumes next month. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp hopes authorities will allow them to play at home as planned, with supporters adhering to advice while they are prevented from attending games due to COVID-19 restrictions.— Leicester (LEHS’-tur) manager Brendan Rodgers says he had the coronavirus and compared its effects to how he felt climbing Kilimanjaro. Rodgers says he fell ill “a week or so” after the English season was suspended on March 13 and later tested positive for the virus. He says he felt the effects of it for three weeks.— Dominic Thiem (teem), Alexander Zverev (ZVEHR’-ehv) and Nick Kyrgios (KEER’-ee-ohs) will play exhibition tennis matches in Berlin in July amid the coronavirus pandemic. One exhibition event will run from July 13-15 on grass and another on a hard court in a hangar in the city’s closed Tempelhof airport from July 17-19. There will be electronic line calls with no line judges to reduce the number of people involved on court.— Poland will allow soccer fans to attend games in limited numbers starting on June 19. Fans will only be allowed to make up 25% of the stadium’s capacity and no away supporters will be allowed because of the coronavirus pandemic.— The Swiss soccer league will restart on June 20 in empty stadiums. The league says the 20 clubs in the top two divisions have voted 17-2 in favor of resuming. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-NBANo agreement yet on resumption of NBA seasonUNDATED (AP) — The NBA Board of Governors continues to ponder various scenarios as they prepare to resume a season still on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. NCAA has plan for bringing athletes backUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA has released a long and detailed plan to help schools bring athletes back to campus during the pandemic.The move comes as schools across the country prepare for the return of athletes as early as June 8.The NCAA last week lifted a moratorium on athletic activities starting Monday. That cleared the way for voluntary workouts and training to begin at team facilities.Schools have already started putting plans in place to test athletes, coaches and staff for the coronavirus and implement social distancing. Associated Press May 29, 2020 The NCAA says its plan is offered as guidance, consistent with federal and local public health guidelines.In other sports developments related to the coronavirus:— Pocono Raceway will hold its NASCAR weekend without fans. The Cup Series is scheduled to race June 27-28 and Truck and second-tier Xfinity races also will be held that weekend. Pocono Raceway is in Monroe County, which is under a yellow designation. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said earlier this month that if the county moved to yellow, then NASCAR may hold the two races with no spectators present and guidelines followed to keep competitors safe.— The Arizona Diamondbacks have laid off or furloughed about one-quarter of the team’s employees because of lost revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organization made the moves on Friday. Remaining staff will take pay cuts that average less than 15%, with the team’s highest earners losing a bigger percentage of their income.— UEFA (yoo-AY’-fuh) is planning to pull the Champions League final from Istanbul and is considering other locations as planning and scheduling are shaken up by the coronavirus pandemic. The UEFA executive committee will meet on June 17 to examine the findings of a working group that has been assessing how to complete competitions that are likely to finish without any fans in stadiums. UEFA is aiming to complete its elite club competition in August after the delayed domestic leagues of the remaining sides have managed to conclude. Donors revive UAH hockey programHUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama-Huntsville’s hockey program will continue for another year.Athletic director Cade Smith says “numerous individual donors” had combined to raise more than $500,000 this week to help save the program from the chopping block. UAH had announced the elimination of hockey and men’s and women’s tennis amid the financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic.Two other gifts of $125,000 each from longtime supporters provided enough money to allow the Chargers to continue competing at the Division I level for the 2020-21 season.The $750,000 marks the largest athletic campaign contribution in UAH history. — The Japanese soccer league will resume on July 4 in empty stadiums. Both soccer and baseball were able begin play after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency earlier in the week.— Fans will be in the stadiums when the Russian soccer league restarts next month. The Russian government’s coronavirus task force says spectators will be allowed if they don’t exceed 10% of the stadium’s capacity.COLLEGE SPORTS-ATHLETE COMPENSATIONPower Five conferences asking Congress for help with compensation guidelinesUNDATED (AP) — The Power Five conference commissioners are asking Congress to move forward with federal legislation regarding compensation for college athletes. Governor says Massachusetts sports teams can resume practice next weekUNDATED (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the state’s five professional sports teams — the Boston Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, New England Patriots and Revolution — can resume practicing at their respective facilities on June 6.But Baker made clear the reopening of those facilities must be done in accordance with the health and safety rules that each of the leagues are developing.The Celtics announced they will begin voluntary individual workouts at their facility on Monday. Workouts will be conducted in accordance with city, state, CDC and NBA requirements, with only four players allowed to workout at a time.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTS Three people familiar with Friday’s meeting have told The Associated Press that the board hasn’t developed a consensus opinion on how many teams should be back on the floor for the planned late-July resumption. The people say Commissioner Adam Silver is still collecting information on multiple options ranging from 16 to all 30 teams returning to action when the season begins again near Orlando, Florida.One person said 20 of more teams would be brought back to finish the season near Orlando, while a second person said the league would bring back any team within six games of a playoff berth.The league suspended play following the conclusion of its March 11 games.MLB-MINOR LEAGUE CUTSHundreds of minor leaguers cut Those commissioners sent a letter to congressional leaders encouraging them to not wait for the NCAA process to play out before passing a national law that would set parameters for college athletes to be compensated for use of their names, images and likenesses.The NCAA hopes to have legislative proposals crafted by November and ready to be voted on in January.NFL-49ERS-FORDFord says he’s better after surgeryUNDATED (AP) — San Francisco 49ers edge rusher Dee Ford says he had an “extensive cleanup” operation for the tendinitis in his left knee that limited his effectiveness last year. FEDERER-TOP EARNING ATHLETEFederer tops highest-earning athlete list at more than $100MUNDATED (AP) — Roger Federer leads the annual Forbes ranking of highest-paid athletes with what the magazine says is $106.3 million in total earnings. He is the first tennis player top the list since it was first compiled in 1990.Federer made $6.3 million of that haul from tennis prize money, with the other $100 million from endorsements and appearances fees.Soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar are in spots 2, 3 and 4, followed by the NBA’s LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. Tiger Woods is at No. 8 and NFL players Kirk Cousins and Carson Wentz complete the top 10.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Time has passed since Tipp bowed out of Munster to a pacey skilful Cork team and Eamon felt the time would have been used well. He said it was a “time to reflect and address things that needed to be addressed. You know, every game is going to be different now.”The former Kilruane McDonaghs star continued “I think there’s energy in that group and I’d have massive belief in both the players and the management so I think it’s for right now, I think its time to rally behind the team and management and I think Tipp will give it a good crack. I’m always optimistic anyway but I’d be optimistic for this team.”Tipp named three debutants in the team to take on Westmeath, Darragh Mooney in goals, Thossy Hamill at full back and Joe O Dwyer at wing back. The former All Ireland winning coach believes there’s a lot of strength in the Tipp panel. He said “Listen to do anything there’s got to be constant evolution and the important thing is that we’ve got a very good base of player in the squad. We’ve got players with good attributes to come in. By its nature you have to change, so, I think we will see that evolving over the new few months hopefully. I’m looking for a long summer.” He added “I’ve huge faith in the squad and in the manager.”Eamon O Shea took charge of Tipp in 2013 and was at the helm until 2015 when selector Michael Ryan took over the hot seat. I asked Eamon did he miss management and he responded with an emphatic no!! “I’m quite content to look from where I am it’s really nice just to look on.” The Economics professor continued “Its always an honour to manage your own county, and more importantly to work with the group of players and also the current manager I worked with as well and it was a real pleasure for me to be involved with players of that level of ability and that level of skill who gave us all that much enjoyment and certainly gave me so much enjoyment so I wont forget it.”Overall, he feels hurling is in a good place but the new hurling proposals have to be taken in context “I think it’s good there’s a lot of competition in hurling. The more competition we have the better. We need exciting games. There’s nothing like a hurling match to transform the mood of a county and the mood of a country when they see a good hurling match.”He added a note of caution to the changes in the game “We need to be mindful of those changes. My experience has been if you have a very competitive league followed by a very competitive championship it can squeeze club games and it can create a huge burden on players as well so if we are evolving we need to address the way the league is set up at the moment.”Eamon continued “We just need to be mindful that we bring everybody along and the club game as well because it’s more than what we see on the televisions.”He finished with an absolute truth that is often forgotten in GAA circles “It’s a game of the people”.Tipp v Limerick- Preview by Stephen GleesonLooking to the first of the double headers in Thurles it’s a game that Tipp will relish as they have a chance to atone for their Munster semi final defeat. Limerick arrived in the Ragg that day and produced an excellent performance beating Tipp who hit 14 wides. To add salt to the wounds Limerick went on and beat Cork in the Munster final.Tipp come into this game on the back of a tough outing against Cork and will look to Captain Mary Ryan and Clonoulty Rossmores Cait Devane for leadership and inspiration.Brian Boyle’s charges have worked away under the radar and I caught up with them recently after training in Borrisoleigh Brian and Cait said they were looking forward to the game and another crack at Limerick.Tipp v Cork-minor hurling- Preview by Stephen GleesonLast Thursday’s game was a classic Tipp v Cork battle of old. Watching alongside Ken Hogan all present went through every emotion and in the end two great teams get the chance to do it all again next Monday night.Tipp had inspiring performances from all over, in particular Craig Morgan, Kieran Breen and in particular Jerome Cahill in defence who had a great battle with Cork star forward Brian Turnbull who hit 0-10 (four from play) for the rebels.JK Brackens player and Our Lady’s Croke Cup winner Paddy Cadell starred in the middle for Tipp while Conor Bowe and goal scorer Ray McCormack put in a great performance as well. The second goal scorer Darragh Woods had a big impact on the game when introduced and he contributed a massive 1-4 (0-2 frees) for Tipp.Cork had their heroes as Daire Connery, Diarmuid Lenihan and Rob Downey hurled particularly well. It was an epic game with the result in doubt till the last puck of the game and we await Mondays replay down by the Lee. The slightest move could tip the balance in this one.I spoke with Tipp Minor manager Liam Cahill after Thursday night’s drawn gameRemember the senior hurling, camogie and replay of the Munster minor semi final will all be live here on Tipp FM. What a great weekend of sport in store, we have only just caught our breath after last nights epic Tipp v Cork minor hurling game and now its the double header in Thurles and the replay of the minors back on the horizon. – by Stephen GleesonLooking to the Westmeath game first I met up with Eamon O Shea who was the keynote speaker in Upperchurch on Wednesday night talking about building vibrant communities for all ages in rural areas.The former Tipp manager gave Tipp FM Sport an exclusive interview this week and looked ahead to a great summer of hurling-“Tipperary is starting off now on a new championship, so they’ll be looking to win against Westmeath and it’s not going to be easy after a five week break. I think we’ll need a little bit of patience and hopefully they’ll get through that game and look, I’d have huge confidence in the team and in the squad and in the management so I just look forward to the next two months.”
RelatedThe Big Seven Matches This WeekendNovember 24, 2017In “England”Bayern Munich Part Ways With NiKo KovacNovember 3, 2019In “Germany”The Big Seven Matches This WeekendJanuary 12, 2018In “England” All is set for another enthralling weekend of football all over the globe with fans especially excited with a week that has seen games played virtually all day long. Top teams will be hoping they don’t get fatigued from midweek football while the other teams would have had more than enough time to prepare this weekend.Here are therefore seven games for you guys to look out for this weekend;Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich They’ve both been in contrasting form in the last few weeks. While Bayern Munich have been quick to move on from Ancelloti with Jupp Heynckes yet again showing his mettle, Dortmund have somehow taken their foot off the pedal after an impressive start to the season. In the past eight years, Bayern (six times) and Dortmund (twice) have shared the Bundesliga title between them, while they have picked up 14 out of a possible 16 titles between the league and DFB Cup since 2009. They are the top two teams in Germany meaning it is a must watch.Chelsea vs Manchester United Jose Mourinho is yet again set to return to his former hunting ground to face the Blues. Unfortunately for ManUtd, Stamford Bridge has been a nightmare ground for the Red Devils. Chelsea apparently are also the only side to have a higher premier league head-to-head record against ManUtd but their form this season has largely been underwhelming, while Mourinho’s team have been solid all season, losing just one game, and have kept a premier league clean sheet in 10 of their last 12 games. This is definitely not a game to miss.Manchester City vs ArsenalManchester City are flying on all cylinders this season with Pep Guardiola’s team sitting comfortably at the top of the log. The twist to this game is, they have a terrible record against the Gunners having won just one of their last nine matches against them in all competitions. This is the only stat that will boost the confidence of an Arsenal fan against a ruthless Man City, who have breezed past opponents at the Etihad averaging 3.5 goals per game at their home ground. Arsenal will also be buoyed by their impressive away win against Everton and hope it continues at the Etihad.Juventus vs BeneventoThis is a game of the top vs bottom as second-placed Juventus prepare to lay their gauntlet against their hapless host who are yet to win a game this season. If you want to see goals, just sit, relax and enjoy Juventus lay siege on Benevento who have lost their last six games in a row.Shanghai SIPG vs Jiangsu Suning Definitely the Chinese league game of the day with Shanghai SIPG set to tackle a strong Jiangsu team. In their eight previous encounters, Shanghai SIPG have won four and lost three against Jiangsu, and all of the last three games have gone the way of tomorrows hosts. When the pair met last year, Hysén scored a brace as Shanghai SIPG won 4-1 in Jiangsu. On their day Jiangsu are capable of beating anyone and they would really make it a tough game, one for the fans to cast an eye on.Lokomotiv Moscow vs CSKA MoscowThis is set to be a very tough clash because, apart from the fact that it’s a Moscow derby, it is a game between the first and third in the Russian league. Games between these derby rivals are always tough but things look positive for Locomotive right now as they are not in the UEFA competition so they have come into this game as fresh as possible, while CSKA Moscow will be buoyed by their impressive win over Basel away from home in the Champions League and hope that form continues.Real Madrid vs Las Palmas There is massive pressure on Real Madrid to win this game with rumours already circulating that Zidane’s job is already on the line as things stand. It’s not often you see Real Madrid lose two straight games. Worse off, they’ve opened a massive eight points gap at the top of the La Liga and will hope fierce rivals, Barcelona capitulates along the line as they hope to retain their La Liga title.
Culture Day fallout…demand apology from school…institution differs on account of eventsAs public outcry continues over Mae’s Schools deeming an Indigenous student’s cultural outfit inappropriate, the National Toshaos Council (NTC) on Tuesday joined with the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) and Red Thread in criticising the actions taken by the administration of the private institution.NTC Chairman Joel Fredericks and other picketers outside of Mae’s schoolThe concerned organisations and a number of persons took part in a picket exercise outside the school, after the mother of the primary schoolchild vented her frustrations on social media after the private institution deemed the boy’s Indigenous outfit “inappropriate”. These comments have drawn anger from interest groups and persons of similar heritage.NTC Chairman Joel Fredericks during the picketing exercise said that Indigenous people respect other races and expressed total disgust for the entire episode. In the same vein, he questioned if Government was truly serious about advancing social cohesion.“The NTC condemns such an act. With something like this happening here, I am not seeing what the Government is saying about social cohesion. Is this social cohesion for a big school like Mae’s to do something like this? From since then to now, no one is coming out and saying let us come out and make a public apology to the family,” Fredericks expressed.A young demonstrator, Ann-Marie Simon, who was adorned in cultural apparel, told <<
Half time #UTG 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/4TF5k4okvf— SAM SMITH (@samsmithy22) August 14, 2018The Sky Bet League One club has issued a statement, saying: “The club believes that someone that was attending in the bar was using a universal remote device to affect the TV output.“The matter will be fully investigated, however the club believes that they have photographic evidence of the individual concerned and they will be dealt with appropriately.”Supporters tweeted videos and pictures showing the channel being aired in the new clubhouse and bars at Rovers’ ground.Kyle Bennett and Ollie Clarke were on target as Rovers reached the second round of the competition, their 2-1 victory being their first win of the season. someone got hold of the tv remote for @Official_BRFC’s big screen in the bar and switched it from sky sports news to babestationi love this club pic.twitter.com/L1E36AJOCs— billy (@milbil_music) August 14, 2018 Bristol Rovers have launched an investigation after adult channel Babestation was shown on TVs at the Memorial Ground during half-time of Tuesday’s Carabao Cup win against Crawley.Rovers fans, many of whom were children, were shocked to see the X-rated TV station on screens rather than the usual half-time scores around the country.
Pakistan’s beleaguered cricketers were again in the limelight after the spot-fixing controversy with fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar landing the side in the middle of a ball-tampering controversy.Akhtar was caught on camera tampering with the cricket ball during the fifth England-Pakistan ODI on Wednesday night at the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton, which Pakistan lost by a massive 121 runs.”In the last game of their acrimonious tour of England at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday night, fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar could be seen apparently running his left thumb along the ball’s seam before dropping the ball on the ground and standing on it with his spiked right boot,” the Daily Mail reported on Thursday.”SportsMail’s pictures were taken in the 41st over of England’s innings as Shoaib prepared to bowl to Paul Collingwood,” it said.Akhtar, who is no stranger to controversy, was filmed by Sky cameras flicking at the ball with his thumb during an ODI here against England four years ago.The 35-year-old was let off then. His behaviour also came under the scanner when he was accused of tampering the ball during a Test match in Zimbabwe in late 2002 and was subsequently warned.For the same offence committed against New Zealand in Sri Lanka, Akhtar was banned for two ODIs and fined 75 per cent of his match fee.The Pakistan team was hit by a series of controversies during the just-concluded tour. Three players — Test captain Salman Butt and pacers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir — were alleged spot-fixing during the Lord’s Test last month.advertisementThe three players were also questioned by the Scotland Yard.The matter didn’t end there as fresh spot-fixing allegations hit the team during the ODI series also. The ICC launched an investigation into their third ODI against England after being tipped off about suspicious scoring patterns by a British tabloid.-With PTI inputs
One of the most versatile exponents of the Delhi Gharana, Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan opened the second evening of the Delhi Classical Music Festival on October 18, followed by a soul-stirring performance by legendary violinist Dr N Rajam. Organized by the Department of Art, Culture & Languages, Govt. of Delhi and Sahitya Kala Parishad, the five-day festival is being held at the Kamani Auditorium. The event is hosting a series of exponents of different classical music traditions – vocalists, sitar players, veena vadaks, violanists to santoor maestros – all the one stage. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe ‘Khalifa’ or Custodian of the Delhi Gharana and an active promoter of the Hazrat Amir Khusrau tradition of Indian music, Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan is known worldwide for the versatility of his vocal expression. On the other hand, Dr N Rajam is a veteran violinist who is the pioneer of the revolutionary Gayaki Ang.“Hindustani classical music has a rich repertoire of traditions and gharanas, each of which has contributed a unique style and tributary to the country’s musical culture. Over the centuries, our classical music has enriched itself by incorporating different traditions and by intermingling of regional as well as international subtexts. Indian classical music is a true representative of our rich identity and the Delhi Classical Music Festival is a wonderful representation of this richness,” said Pt Jasraj who had opened the first evening of the festival on October 17. “Contrary to popular perception, our classical music is not losing out to the modern pop culture. This is validated when we see bright young artists eager to master the art and spread it around the world. Events like the Delhi Classical Music help expand the reach of our young virtuosos and encourage more young musical talents to take up the art. It is a great pleasure to perform before Delhi’s discerning audience,” said Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, the Grammy award winning player of the Mohan Veena. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveKalpini Komkali, a talented vocalist who is the daughter of the legendary Pandit Kumar Gandharva performed on the third day of the festival, followed by the Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.The fourth evening on October 20 witnessed the performances by vocalist duo – Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan & Ustad Jawaad Ali Khan – and Flautist Pt Ronu Majumdar, who is one of the finest flute players of his generation. Ustad Rashid Khan, an exponent of the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana, will open the today’s evening of the festival, which will draw to a close with the performance of Santoor maestro Pt Satish Vyas.Gharana, will open the today’s evening of the festival, which will draw to a close with the performance of Santoor maestro Pt Satish Vyas.