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Herald morning quiz: May 23

Test your brains with the Herald’s morning quiz. Be sure to check back on nzherald.co.nz at 3pm for the afternoon quiz.

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PHOTOS: Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues, Game 3, May 21, 2021 – The Denver Post

The Colorado Avalanche took on the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of their first-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 21, 2021 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo. The Avs won 5-1 to take a 3-0 lead in the series.

Read the full game story.

Sundaram Home Finance mulls to raise ₹2,500 crore

Housing market likely to emerge stronger, says MD

Sundaram Home Finance ((SHF), a wholly owned subsidiary of non-banking finance company Sundaram Finance Ltd., is mulling to raise ₹2,500 crore to fund its growth plans, the firm said.

SHF has declared its financial performance for the fourth quarter ended March 31. According to a statement, net profit stood at ₹36.60 crore. The company registered a net profit of ₹82 crore during the corresponding period last year, including a one-time exceptional item of ₹60 crore due to write-back of deferred tax liability.

“Hence the net profit for the two periods are not comparable,” the statement said.

Disbursements grew to ₹459.38 crore from ₹389.60 crore. For the year ended March 31, the net profit was ₹191 crore against ₹218 crore.

The net profit included the one-time exceptional item of ₹60 crore and the net profits for the two periods are not comparable.

“To fund the growth plans, the company is looking to raise ₹2,500 crore this year through a mix of debt instruments and bank funding,” the statement said.

On the outlook, SHF MD Lakshminarayanan Duraiswamy said, “There will be a momentary halt in the upward trend as we are likely to witness truncated housing sales and scrapped property projects. However, as the recovery of 2020 showed, the market is likely to emerge stronger.”

Football: Atletico Madrid crowned Spanish La Liga champions

VALLADOLID, SPAIN (REUTERS) – Atletico Madrid won the La Liga title for the first time since 2014 after coming from behind to secure a 2-1 win at Real Valladolid in their final match of the season on Saturday (May 22).

They held off nearest challengers Real Madrid by two points to win the championship for the 11th time in the club’s history.

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Yoga Is No Longer Illegal In Alabama Public Schools, But Saying ‘Namaste’ Still Is

After a nearly 30-year fight, it’s finally legal for students to practice yoga in Alabama’s public schools.

But it’s still forbidden for them to utter the traditional Sanskrit salutation “namaste.” Nor is meditation — or the sound “om” — allowed.

“Chanting, mantras, mudras, use of mandalas, induction of hypnotic states, guided imagery, and namaste greetings shall be expressly prohibited,” states the new measure that was signed into law Thursday by GOP Gov. Kay Ivey.

The law, which goes into effect in August, also requires that English names be used for all poses and exercises. And to practice yoga at school students will need a parent’s permission slip saying they understand it’s linked to Hinduism.

The state banned yoga in 1993 after a massive battle against it by conservative Christians who claimed it was a gateway to conversion to Hinduism. Some of the same overheated rhetoric was lobbed at the new measure, but failed to block it.

Ironically, teachers and staff with permits can pack concealed firearms in public schools, but haven’t been able to roll out a yoga mat until now.

Gobsmacked critics blasted the “hopelessly stupid” legislation.

How to watch the Eurovision grand final.

If you’re in Europe, chances are the competition will be broadcast live on TV.

For those tuning in from the United States, the final can be watched live via the streaming service Peacock from 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. It will then be available on demand. Peacock is a subscription service, but it offers a seven-day free trial.

You can also watch it on the Swedish streaming service SVT Play, which is allowing anyone in the world to stream the final for free via their website.

Opinion: Chellsie Memmel’s gymnastics comeback is a reminder that no one is too old and no dream is too crazy

INDIANAPOLIS — All you folks who’ve ever wanted to do something but thought you were too old or your dream was too out of reach, you no longer have an excuse. 

A month before her 33rd birthday and with two young children at home, Chellsie Memmel competed at her first gymnastics meet in nine years Saturday. Though a fall on balance beam left the 2008 Olympic silver medalist shy of the qualifying score, her petition to compete at the national championship has already been accepted.

“Obviously, beam I would have liked to have it gone better, but I'm still happy with everything that I did,” Memmel said after the first session of the U.S. Classic. “To even get to this point, to try this again, to put on a leo and to register for a competition, I'm not going to hold my joy back. I’m not.”

Nor should she.

Nuggets vs. Blazers live blog: Real-time updates from Game 1 of the NBA playoffs first-round series – The Denver Post

Live updates, tweets, photos, analysis and more from the Nuggets playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Ball Arena in Denver on May 22, 2021.

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