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‘Suzuki Cup experience will make Azkals better’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “If we work on ourselves and work together, we have a good chance at being successful in the Asian Cup,” said James Younghusband.The Azkals face China on Jan. 11 in Abu Dhabi before battling Kyrgyzstan four days later in Dubai. The top two teams from the six groups along with four best third placers will qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippines may have failed to achieve its target of reaching the AFF Suzuki Cup final this year, but coach Sven Goran Eriksson believes its campaign in the regional tournament should serve the Azkals well as they make their debut in the AFC Asian Cup starting Jan. 7 at United Arab Emirates.“We will be better with the experience we have in the Suzuki Cup,” declared Eriksson after the Azkals suffered a fourth semifinal exit in five competitions in Hanoi last week. “We expect to improve our performance with better players and a longer preparation.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Swede, who has coached England and Ivory Coast in the World Cup, did not have some of his stars in the most important stretch of the Suzuki Cup due to either injuries or club commitments, but the likes of Daisuke Sato, Patrick Strauss, Luke Woodland, Stephan Palla and Neil Etheridge will all be available for the tournament in the UAE.In contrast, Vietnam had a full-strength squad in the semifinals, using the Suzuki Cup to also build up its team for the Asian tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSidelined by an injury at the start of the Suzuki Cup, Javier Patino will also be back for the Azkals in the Asian Cup. Azkals manager Dan Palami hinted that the squad will still be reinforced by a few newcomers.The Azkals plan to leave for Qatar for training camp shortly after Christmas with a clash against Suzuki Cup tormentor Vietnam on New Year’s Eve in Doha, Qatar. The Azkals make their Asian Cup debut against powerhouse South Korea on Jan. 7 in Dubai. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Mark Barroca downplays ‘punching incident’ with Chris Banchero Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more

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Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala aboard missing plane

first_imgLATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Nantes was due to play Entente Sannois in the French Cup on Wednesday but the third-tier club said it was postponed until Sunday “following the disappearance of the plane of former player Emiliano Sala.”Sala, who had not played for Argentina’s national team, has also played in France for Bordeaux.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Night of firsts as PBA Press Corps recognize best in the league for 2018 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The light aircraft disappeared from radar Monday night over the English Channel as it made the journey from Nantes. The 28-year-old Sala had spent the previous hours saying farewell to teammates at the French city’s football team after Cardiff signed him for a club-record fee last week.“After all this time the weather’s quite cold, the water is very cold out there … I am not expecting anyone to be alive,” Channel Islands Air Search chief officer John Fitzgerald told The Associated Press. “I don’t think the coastguard are either. We just don’t know how it disappeared at the end of yesterday.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBritain’s Coastguard received an alert at 8:23 p.m. on Monday from air traffic control in Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, after it failed to make contact with the Piper PA-46 plane with two people on board, Guernsey police said. The French civil aviation authority confirmed Sala was one of people.“The search was terminated at 2:00, with all search and rescue assets being stood down, due to strengthening winds, worsening sea conditions and reducing visibility,” Guernsey police said. “So far over 1,000 square miles have been searched by a total of five aircraft and two lifeboats. There has been no trace of the aircraft. The search is continuing.” FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 file photo, Caen’s forward Emiliano Sala celebrates scoring against Marseille during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Caen, at the Velodrome Stadium, in Marseille, southern France. The French civil aviation authority said Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019, Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was aboard a small passenger plane that went missing off the coast of the island of Guernsey. French and British maritime authorities are searching the English Channel for the plane. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)PARIS — Argentine football player Emiliano Sala was aboard a small passenger plane that disappeared off the coast of Guernsey as he was flying to Wales to join Premier League club Cardiff, authorities said Tuesday.An official involved in the air search in the Channels Islands said no survivors are expected to be found. The search, which was halted overnight because of strong winds and rough conditions at sea, resumed Tuesday morning with help from maritime authorities in Britain and France.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Sala’s last post on Instagram was a picture on Monday with Nantes players with the messageCardiff signed Sala for a reported 15 million pounds ($19 million) through 2022. He was in Cardiff last week to finalize the transfer, which was awaiting international clearance.“I can’t wait to start training, meet my new teammates and get down to work,” Sala said in a video posted on the club’s website.A powerful and direct player, Sala equaled his career-best total of 12 goals — achieved in the past two seasons with Nantes — in 19 league games this season. He is fifth highest scorer in the French league, one behind Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, who is the world’s most expensive player.“He was a polite, nice and adorable player who was loved by everybody,” Nantes president Waldemar Kita told French TV channel CNews.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

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Pacers’ 3-point flurry buries Lakers in LeBron James’ worst loss

first_imgLATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Pacers: “We’ve had a couple good games, but it’s still going to take some time for us to really establish the way we want to play, not just establishing the way we need to play,” Turner said. “We’ve got to keep going.”UP NEXTLakers: Visit Boston on Thursday night, their fourth stop on a six-game trip.Pacers: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison (2) celebrates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS— The Indiana Pacers have suddenly found a new winning combination.Not even LeBron James could slow it down Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas PLAY LIST 02:46LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas04:50LeBron James puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans for 3rd time03:53Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Pacers, meanwhile, remained focused on regrouping.After losing four straight immediately following Oladipo’s season-ending knee injury, they’ve rebounded with three straight wins. On Tuesday, they produced a season-high 69 points in the first half, a season-high single-game total and their widest victory margin of the Eason.They made it look easy, too.After Bogdanovic opened the game by scoring all of the Pacers’ points in a 10-2 spurt, the Lakers never recovered. Myles Turner finished with 22 points while Thaddeus Young had 12 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.“We look at it as another win, but it does feel good,” Young said. “It’s not really about beating them by 42, but we played a complete game.”TIP-INSLakers: Played without Lonzo Ball (sprained left ankle) and Josh Hart (left patella tendinitis). … James became the fifth player in league history to top the 32,000-point mark. … Los Angeles has lost six straight in Indy, where it last won in March 2013. … Lance Stephenson had 13 points while Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram each had 12.Pacers: Avoided their first season sweep by the Lakers since 2009-10. … Coach Nate McMillan tied Jack McKinney for No. 7 on the franchise’s NBA victories list with 125. … Indiana improved to 10-1 this season when seven or more players score in double figures. Domantas Sabonis, Aaron Holiday and Edmond Sumer each had 17 points. … The Pacers have won four games this season by 30 or more points, matching their highest single-season total since 1993-94.THEY SAID ITLakers: “There are a million excuses that we could come up with — the travel, first game coming across the country, all the trade rumors and everything else,” Walton said. “The bottom line is we’ve got to be better And we will be.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol out against Timberwolves amid trade talk Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points and the Pacers tied an NBA franchise-record by making 19 3-pointers in a 136-94 rout over the Los Angeles Lakers — the most lopsided loss James has endured in his 16-year career.“They scored 33 points off our 19 turnovers and that was from the beginning of the game. We can’t play from behind like that,” James said. “I think it (the jet lag) hit us. That first game flying across the country looked like it had a lot to do with it, but we didn’t come out with the defensive mentality we had the last time we played them and they made us pay for it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesTwice previously James’ teams had been blown out by 36: Against Washington in April 2008 and in the 2013 NBA Finals against San Antonio. But this was might go down as the most embarrassing of the three.Indiana led wire-to-wire and never allowed the Lakers to get within single digits after the first basket of the second quarter despite playing without All-Star guard Victor Oladipo and on the tail end of a back-to-back following a four-game trip. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. At one point, the Pacers led by 46.And after James left with 2:06 remaining in the third quarter, coach Luke Walton wisely kept the four-time MVP him on the bench for the rest of the night.James was not himself either after missing 17 of the previous 18 games with an injured groin. He missed three of his first five shots, was beaten three times early on defense and had five first-half turnovers before finishing with 18 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and six turnovers.JaVale McGee added 16 as the Lakers lost for the sixth time in eight games amid the continuing swirl of trade rumors, something Pacers fans noted by repeatedly chanting “LeBron’s gonna trade you.”“I know it has to be tough on a lot of our guys — especially our young guys,” James said. “They’ve just never been a part of it and they’re hearing it every single day. I know that the worst thing you could right now is be on social media and I know all young guys love social media. So, that definitely can’t help.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more

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Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe set to reveal he is gay

first_imgIan Thorpe (AP Photo)Australian media report five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe will reveal he is gay in a television interview with English talk show host Michael Parkinson, to be broadcast in Australia on Sunday.Thorpe will finally end speculation about his sexuality in the tell-all interview to be broadcast on Channel 10, the Sunday Telegraph said.In his 2012 autobiography, “This Is Me,” Thorpe said, “For the record, I am not gay and all of my sexual experiences have been straight. I’m attracted to women, I love children, and aspire to have a family one day.”Thorpe, 31, retired from swimming in 2012 after winning five Olympic gold medals, three silvers, and one bronze, and setting 22 world records.The Sunday Telegraph did not say how it knew the content of the interview but reported Thorpe “confirms his sexuality” and “bravely reveals he is gay.”A promotional clip from the interview, broadcast on Saturday, shows Parkinson asking Thorpe, “You’ve always said that you’re not gay, is all of that true?” Thorpe’s response is not shown but he is seen considering his answer.In a statement released by Channel 10, Parkinson describes the interview as one of his best. He says Thorpe speaks frankly about his battle with depression, drugs and alcohol.”His fight against depression offers a unique insight into the darker side of celebrity and success,” Parkinson says. “Ian Thorpe has always been near the top of my list to interview. The reasons are obvious. Not many athletes can claim to be the best of all time. Ian can.”advertisementThorpe was 14 when he was first chosen for Australa, and became swimming’s youngest world champion at that age when he won the 400-meter freestyle at the 1998 worlds in Perth.His career peaked at the 2000 Sydney Olympics at which he won three gold and two silver medals. He retired after the 2004 Athens Olympics, citing a lack of motivation, but made an unsuccessful comeback when he tried to qualify for the 2012 London Games.last_img read more

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Bollywood, cricket stars launch star-studded Indian Super League

first_imgThe star team owners officially launched the Indian Super League on Thursday The Indian Super League(ISL), the first of its kind glamorous football league in India, was launched on Thursday by star team owners Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and brand ambassador Varun Dhawan who promised to popularise the game and invest in the grassroot development of the sport in the country.The promoters of ISL, IMG-Reliance and Star India, unveiled all eight team owners, who signed a replica of a football in a symbolic gesture to promote the game. The league’s logo was also unveiled during the ceremony.The inaugural season of the Hero ISL will be played from Oct 12 to Dec 20 in eight Indian cities. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, co-owner of Athletico de Kolkata, and Bollywood star Salman Khan, who is a co-promoter of the Pune franchise, however, were absent due to their personal commitments.Nita Ambani, founding chairperson of Football Sports Development(FSD) which owns ISL, thanked team owners for coming forward and supporting the sport.Sachin Tendulkar, Nita Ambani, Ranbir Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan during ISL launch”As a teacher I have learned all about football from my kids and students. Last year when we went to Uttarakhand for Reliance Foundation relief work, I asked the kids what do you want. They told me ‘ma’am please give us boots and footballs’. That is the passion for the game in the country,” said Nita.”It is a momentous day for us as we set ourselves in building a grand coalition among all stakeholders to develop football in the country and take it to deserving space in Indian sports.”advertisementDhawan, who is the brand ambassador of FC Goa, which is co-owned by Videocon Group and I-League side Dempo, said his team will play an attacking brand of football.”Who doesn’t like Goa. You will be a fool not to like Goa. We have the two giants of Indian football in Goa — Dempo and Salgaocar. Goa will be playing an attacking brand of football. Watch out for us,” said Dhawan.John, who is the co-owner of NorthEast United FC, said his club would boost the sport in the north eastern states, which is now a nursery for Indian football.”I played A division football. I wished I had continued. But I had to chose between football and studies. The north east is now the hotbed for football. But unfortunately north east is not connected with other parts of India. But NorthEast United FC will connect the north eastern states with rest of India,” said John.last_img read more

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PH squads Pasig, 1Bataan advance to Asia Pacific Super Quest playoffs

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPhilippine teams Pasig Grindhouse Kings and 1Bataan Risers are through to the playoffs of the Chooks-to-Go 3×3 Asia Pacific Super Quest Saturday at SM Megamall Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong.Taylor Statham powered the President’s Cup champions to a 21-15 win over Absolute 3×3 of Chinese Taipei as they claimed the top seed in Pool C.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Travis Franklin’s 10-point output was no match for the opposition’s hot streak from deep, with top Japanese 3×3 player Tomoya Ochiai firing nine points in the win.Keita Suzuki also had all of his six points from deep for Tokyo Dime.exe, as the Philippine side got little help from their locals.The defeat dropped the Risers to 1-1, as they are set for a quarterfinal clash against SSLC of China in a match scheduled at 12:20pm.On the other hand, Tokyo Dime faces New Zealand’s Aotearoa at 12:00nn.World no. 15 Ulaanbaatar of Mongolia claimed the top seed in Pool A with a tough 16-14 win over TSV Reading Cinemas of Australia, while Jakarta West Bandits also scored a 21-16 triumph against Absolute 3×3 in the Pool C face off. The two teams will meet each other in the knockout playoffs at 12:00nn.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Zheng Yuqi also buried a long bomb with 1:44 remaining to propel SSLC to the top of Pool D with a 21-18 win over Aotearoa of New Zealand.That win wasted the gutsy showing of Saigon Aces, which scored a 16-15 shocker over the Chinese crew behind Ryan Monteclaro’s free throw with 4.4 seconds on the clock.The champion of the Asia Pacific Super Quest will book their ticket to both the FIBA 3X3 World Tour Masters Doha from April 18 to 19 and the Challenger Series in Penang from May 12 to 13. Moreover, it will bring home USD 20,000.The runners-up will also head to the Doha tournament while pocketing USD 15,000. The third and fourth place finishers will qualify for the Challenger Series in Kunshan from May 18 to 19 with the former also banking USD 7,000 while the latter being rewarded with USD 4,000 for their effort.The fifth to eighth-placed teams will be given USD 1,000 as consolation.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Caroline Wozniacki, Madison Keys to play clay-court final in Charleston The 6-foot-6, Fil-Am forward was sensational all game long with his 10 points, including two of the final four that put the Taiwanese to rest.Serbian import Nikola Pavlovic and Joshua Munzon both had four points, as Troy Rike added three to arrange a quarterfinal duel against TSV Reading Cinema of Australia that will take place on Sunday, April 7 at the same venue at 1:00pm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Honestly, it’s a testament to who we are as people off the court. We’re all very close,” said Statham. “Nikola has done a great job of coming in and adding into our team and not taking anything away. We all compete hard and we just love playing together, you can see it to how we play.”On the other hand, 1Bataan showed tremendous resolve in a tough 17-21 defeat to world No. 19 Tokyo Dime.exe of Japan as it settled for second place in Pool B.last_img read more

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PBA semis: Hot shooting Painters torch Hotshots for 2-0 series lead

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I think we just started the game on fire. Norbert came out and hit his shots and I think that threw them off,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia, whose squad go for a commanding 3-0 lead on Tuesday still at the Big Dome before the league goes on a five-day Holy Week break.The 6-foot-6 Torres, who has seemed to have find a home after bouncing around the league in his first four seasons in the league, set the tone for the Painters with all of his 16 points coming in the first half. He also had five rebounds and a block in less than 15 minutes of play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Painters were deadly on the offensive end going 16-of-37 from downtown and they also caused problems for the Hotshots with their defense.“Our defense was also key today. We were able to slow down their guards. For us to win this series, we have to be a consistent defensive team,” Garcia said. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Rain or Shine’s Norbert Torres shoots over Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang in the first half of Game 2 of their Philippine Cup semifinals series on Sunday, April 14, at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Rain or Shine big man Norbert Torres kept shaking his head in disbelief after making his third triple in the first half.Torres went 4-of-4 from long range all in the first two quarters as the Elasto Painters made it rain in a methodical beatdown of the Magnolia Hotshots, 93-80, to go up 2-0 in their 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields unifies middleweight division Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rain or Shine shut down Magnolia’s high octane guards Jio Jalalon and Mark Barroca, who combined for just four points on on 2-of-13 from the field. They also contained Paul Lee, who had 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting with three turnovers.Ed Daquioag led Rain or Shine, which did not have the services of key players Raymond Almazan and Maverick Ahanmisi due to injuries, with a game-high 19 points while Rey Nambatac and Gabe Norwood added 12 and 10 points, respectively.Daquioag had nine in the third quarter where the Elasto Painters, whose lead ballooned to 25 in the final frame, just kept pouring it on.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

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‘Unbelievable’ Pascal Siakam steers Raptors past Magic for 2-1 edge

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Thunder get one over Trail Blazers to cut series deficit, 2-1 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “It’s 2-1,” Clifford said. “It’s not like it’s 3-0. It’s 2-1…. Handling disappointment is a huge part of NBA basketball and it’s a bigger part of playoff basketball.”TIP-INSRaptors: Toronto had lost four consecutive Game 3s. … Patrick McCaw (sprained right thumb) was active, but did not play. … The Raptors are 6-1 in their last seven road games this season. … Siakam has 73 points and 30 rebounds in the series.Magic: Among the former Orlando players in the building were Tracy McGrady, Jameer Nelson and Horace Grant. … Orlando missed three shots at the rim in one third-quarter possession. Vucevic missed at the rim, and Aaron Gordon couldn’t convert on two putback tries. … Attendance was 19,367, the second-most in the Amway Center’s nine-season history.DOUBLING UPFriday was historic for Toronto. It marked only the second time that the NBA’s Raptors and NHL’s Maple Leafs won a playoff game on the same day; the Leafs won in Boston. The only other time that happened was April 26, 2001 — the day when the Raptors got their first postseason victory.GOVERNOR SPEAKSFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s first lady Casey DeSantis were in attendance and received Magic “46” jerseys — a nod to his being the 46th governor of the Sunshine State. The governor and Magic CEO Alex Martins spoke pregame about the hope for Orlando to get another All-Star Game soon, though all through 2022 has already been awarded to other Eastern Conference cities — and Milwaukee, another East city, has expressed interest in 2023.UP NEXTGame 4 is Sunday night in Orlando. LATEST STORIES “It’s just taking what a defense gives us and going with it,” Siakam said.Kawhi Leonard — battling illness this week — had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Danny Green had 13 points and Lowry finished with 12 points and 10 assists, plus ran down a huge offensive rebound with about 15 seconds left to extend a critical possession and spoil Orlando’s first home playoff game since 2012.“It was really what I thought it was going to be tonight,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “I really thought this was going to be a tough atmosphere to play in.”Terrence Ross led Orlando with 24 points, and Nikola Vucevic shook off a slow start to finish with 22 points and 14 rebounds.Game 4 is Sunday night in Orlando.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “Our turnovers hurt us again,” Vucevic said, lamenting Orlando’s 16 giveaways. “We had too many of those. Empty possessions for us and against a team like that you can’t have that.”The Raptors trailed 61-60 midway through the third after a brief Orlando spurt, then went on a 16-0 run over the next four minutes to take the lead for good. Siakam and Green were both 3 for 3 during the run, the Magic missed 10 consecutive shots over a span of 6 1/2 minutes and had to play uphill the rest of the way.That being said, they went down swinging.Lowry’s 3-pointer with 7:48 left gave Toronto its biggest lead at 86-69. The Magic came flying back, and Ross’ 3-pointer with 41 seconds left got Orlando to 96-93.Leonard was short with a jumper on the next possession — but the Magic couldn’t control the rebound, Lowry ran it down and Leonard made a pair of free throws with 12.9 seconds remaining to clinch the win.“Critical,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said.Orlando, which finished the regular season by winning 13 of its final 14 home games, was 13 of 44 from 3-point range.Toronto scored the first 10 points — the last five by Siakam, who was a problem from the outset for the Magic — and led by as many as 11 in the first half. The Magic got within 48-45 at the break after Ross beat the clock from midcourt at the buzzer.The Magic got the lead twice in the second half, once by one point, the other by two points. And both leads lasted exactly 15 seconds, getting taken away on 3-pointers by Siakam and Green.And now it’s up to Orlando to regroup, the same way Toronto did after dropping Game 1. Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam, left, grabs the ball in front of Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Florida — The Toronto Raptors think Pascal Siakam should be selected the NBA’s Most Improved Player.He was their MVP on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess And the East’s No. 2 seed has the home-court edge back again.Siakam had 30 points and 11 rebounds, hitting a floater with 1:33 left to help snuff out a big Orlando rally and the Raptors held off the Magic 98-93 to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“He’s unbelievable,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. “He’s the most improved basketball player in the NBA this year and he’s only going to get better.”Siakam was 13 for 20 from the floor and the Raptors held Orlando to 36% shooting. 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Eagles claim title over Archers

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Loss puts Ceres in Hanoi crosshairs MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Julian Roxas headed home the match-winner in extra time as Ateneo subdued fierce rival De La Salle, 2-1, to claim its second UAAP men’s football crown in three seasons before a huge crowd at Rizal Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.Roxas’ goal in the 100th minute completed an improbable comeback for the Blue Eagles, who needed Jarvey Gayoso’s stoppage-time strike to send the final into extra time.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES It was another heartbreaking defeat for the Green Archers, who looked poised to end a 21-year title drought when rookie Mohammed Almohjili scored from just inside the box in the 78th minute.La Salle started the afternoon in jubilant mood after the women’s team captured a third straight crown with a 2-0 victory over Far Eastern U in the finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

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Energy, effort not there for Beermen in blowout loss to Batang Pier, says Austria

first_imgMOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP SMB head coach Leo Austria expressed his displeasure in his team’s complete lack of aggressiveness against the Batang Pier especially since they were coming off an historic fifth straight title in the All-Filipino conference.“We’re so frustrated of what happened tonight because we never learn from this kind of situation, every time we win a championship we’re struggling at the start of the next conference,” said Austria, whose squad made its debut in the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I think this is the worst loss we had. It’s obvious we’re not in the game, we have low energy, and we’re not in shape.”Austria’s Beermen have won seven of the possible 13 titles in the past five years and they went 2-4 in their corresponding conference openers after winning the championship in the previous conference. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuecenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer, fresh from wining its fifth straight Philippine Cup title, walked into Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday armed with the confidence befitting of the champion it is.The Beermen, however, left The Big Dome badly beaten by a depleted NorthPort side missing its best player.ADVERTISEMENT But San Miguel was listless and nowhere near its championship form.“We have to respect the game, but it seems it’s hard to recover or play to win if we don’t have the energy,” said Austria. “The effort is not there because there really was no energy.”“I told them that we have to show our pride, we have to respect the game. Even if we win a championship or we play in the playoffs or eliminations, there’s a game to play so we should be ready. It seems we weren’t in the game, we’re not focused.”ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Chito Victolero: Hotshots’ timing, conditioning still off Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Real Madrid signs Eden Hazard from Chelsea

first_imgChelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the Europa League Final soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at the Olympic stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP)MADRID  — Real Madrid signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea on Friday for its second major offseason addition, and reportedly its most expensive ever.The 28-year-old forward joined Madrid on a five-year contract and a transfer fee reported to be around 100 million euros ($113 million) plus variables, which would make him the club’s biggest signing.ADVERTISEMENT A spark for Bolts Hazard had already indicated his final game for Chelsea was last week’s Europa League final victory over Arsenal. With two goals in his 352nd appearance for the club, he finished with a total of 110.“Although it is with sadness we say goodbye to Eden and we made it absolutely clear to him the club wished him to stay,” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said, “we respect the decision he has made to take on a new challenge in a different country and follow his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid.”Since joining Chelsea from French club Lille in 2012, Hazard has won both the Premier League and Europa League twice, the FA Cup and the League Cup. The Belgium international, who still had a year left in his contract with Chelsea, had already tried to leave the English club a year ago.“The memories he leaves us with will not fade,” Granovskaia said. “He provided all who watched Chelsea play with great entertainment and many match-winning contributions, and for that we thank Eden enormously.“He has been a model professional throughout his time at the club, a wonderful individual to have around and a joy to work with.”ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Hazard was a standout player with Belgium at the World Cup in Russia last year, helping his team earn a historic third-place finish. He scored three goals in six games and won the man of the match award three times. He was named the tournament’s second-best player, behind Croatia’s Luka Modric, his new Real Madrid teammate.Hazard is expected to be officially introduced to Madrid fans next week after undergoing a medical.Real Madrid finished third in the Spanish league and was eliminated early in the Champions League and the Copa del Rey. It went through two coaching changes this season, its first without Ronaldo. Zinedine Zidane returned to the helm a few months ago to try to get the team back on track after winning three straight Champions League titles.Madrid earlier this year had signed Brazilian defender Eder Militao, who will join from Porto next season. Teenage forward Rodrygo, bought from Brazilian club Santos for nearly 45 million euros ($50.6 million) last year, also will be added to the squad for next season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Madrid is rebuilding after one of the worst seasons in club history and had added forward Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt earlier this week.The Spanish club hadn’t made any blockbuster signings in years and was yet to bring in a top player to try to replace Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal forward left to join Juventus last season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsReal Madrid called Hazard “one of the best players in the world,” known for his “attacking flair, assists and goals.”“Hazard has world class technique, vision, dribbling, pace and finishing,” Real Madrid said. “These qualities saw him stand out in his seven years in England.” Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf PLAY LIST 01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READcenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more

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Perichondritis

first_imgDefinitionPerichondritis is an infection of the skin and tissue surrounding the cartilage of the outer ear.Causes, incidence, and risk factorsCartilage is the thick tissue that creates the shape of the nose and the outer ear. All cartilage has a thin layer of tissue around it called the perichondrium. This covering helps provide nutrients to the cartilage.The most common bacteria that causes perichondritis infection is Pseudomonas aeruginosa.Perichondritis is usually caused by injury to the ear due to ear surgery, ear piercing (especially piercing of the cartilage), or contact sports. Ear piercing through the cartilage is probably the most significant risk factor today. Surgery, burns, and acupuncture also increase the risk of infection.Perichondritis can cause severe damage to the ear structure if it becomes chondritis — infection of the cartilage itself.SymptomsA painful, red ear is the most common symptom. At first the infection will look like a skin infection (cellulitis), but it quickly worsens and involves the perichondrium.The redness usually surrounds an area of injury, such as a cut or scrape. There may also be fever, and — in more severe cases — fluid draining from the wound.Signs and testsPerichondritis is diagnosed based on the persons medical history and by looking at the ear. If there is a history of trauma to the ear and the ear is red and very tender, then perichondritis is diagnosed. There may be a change in the normal shape of the ear. The ear may look swollen.advertisementTreatmentTreatment consists of antibiotics, either by mouth or directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous line (IV). If there is a trapped collection of pus, surgery may be necessary to drain this fluid and remove any dead skin and cartilage.Expectations (prognosis)What happens depends on how quickly the infection is diagnosed and treated. If antibiotics are taken early on, full recovery is expected. In more advanced cases, when the infection involves the ear cartilage (chondritis), part of the ear may die and need to be surgically removed. If so, plastic surgery may be needed to restore the ear to its normal shape.ComplicationsIf not treated early enough, the infection can spread to the ear cartilage. This would require removal of the damaged part and possibly surgery to restore it to a normal shape.Calling your health care providerIf you suffer any trauma to your ear (a scratch, blow, or piercing) and then develop pain and redness over the stiff part of the outer ear, contact your health care provider. You may need to take antibiotics.PreventionThe best way to prevent this infection is to avoid piercing your ear through the cartilage (as opposed to the ear lobe). The popularity of cartilage piercing has led to a significant increase in the number of perichondritis and chondritis cases.ReferencesGuss J, Ruckenstein MJ. Infections of the external ear. In: Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, et al, eds. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2010:chap 137.Review Date:10/6/2012Reviewed By:David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

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first_imgThese people, he says, have confirmed his belief that the These people, he says, have confirmed his belief that the ideas people choose to have about themselves largely determine the quality of the lives they lead. “We can choose to believe in ourselves, and thus to strive, to risk, to persevere, and to achieve. Or we can choose to cling to security and mediocrity. We can choose to set no limits on ourselves, to set high goals and dream big dreams. “We can use those dreams to fuel our spirits with passion. Or we can become philosophers of the worst kind, inventing ways to rationalize our failures, inventing excuses for mediocrity. We can fall in love with our own abilities and our own potential, then choose to maximize those abilities. Or we can decide that we have no special talents or abilities and try to be happy being safe and comfortable,” he argues. For Rotella, it isnt any coincidence that sports psychology emerged first in America, because he thinks of it as deeply rooted in the American psyche and the American culture, at least as that culture used to be. The author says he never tries to define “exceptional” for a client. “For some of the people I work with, it may be defined by championships won. For others, it may be defined by money earned and the things that money can buy. For some people, it might be defined by a helping career in which they save souls or teach impoverished kids. I dont care what a persons dreams are. I care about how a person lives his life,” he writes. Rotella teaches what champions think in the book published by Simon & Schuster. “Whatever a persons aspirations might be, these qualities and these ways of thinking will support those aspirations. Theyll help him keep his commitments and persist in working to improve. Theyll help her come through in the clutch and overcome setbacks. Theyll help him respond effectively to competition…Theyre what this book is about,” he says, adding the first essential quality is optimism. PTI ZMN ANSadvertisementlast_img read more

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Lionel Messi Thought Neymar Would Move to Real Madrid if he Didn’t Join Barcelona

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Barcelona star Lionel Messi revealed he thought his former teammate Neymar would move to Real Madrid if he did not join the Catalan giants in the summer transfer window. The Brazil superstar was a part of the lethal front three alongside Messi and Luis Suarez while at Camp Nou, moved to Paris Saint-Germain two years back in a world-record €222m deal.The summer transfer window saw both Barcelona and Real Madrid involved in a race to bring the Brazilian back to Spain, but Paris Saint-Germain had other ideas and they managed to hold on to their star player, keeping both the Spanish giants at bay. Messi, who previously had revealed he wanted his former Barcelona teammate back at the club, now, has made the revelation that he was afraid Madrid president Florentino Perez would do something to sign Neymar if Barcelona failed to.In conversation with RAC1, Lionel Messi revealed he really thought Neymar would go to Real Madrid if he did not join Barcelona. He further added that he though Florentino Perez and Read Madrid were going to do something to sign Neymar.Despite the summer transfer window being closed, there have been multiple reports claiming that Barcelona is still trying to bring their former Brazilian athlete back to Spain. barcelonaCamp NouFlorentino Perezfootball First Published: October 9, 2019, 4:55 PM ISTlast_img read more

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Bizarre! US Football Coach Gets Suspended after His Team Scores ‘Too Many’

first_imgWashington: In a first, a high school football coach in the US has been suspended after his team thrashed another high school by a whopping margin.A report in BBC said that Plainedge High School’s head coach, Rob Shaver in Long Island, was suspended for one game after violating the local county “lopsided scores policy” as his team defeated South Shore 61-13 in a match which took place on October 25. According to the policy which has been there for three years to prevent poor sportsmanship, coaches have to explain their winning margin to a committee if it exceeds more than 42 points.The victory led to Shaver being called before Nassau County’s “lopsided score committee” who were not satisfied with his failure to substitute his first-team players despite holding a comfortable lead.Shaver is reportedly the first to be punished under the unusual rule. “The spirit of the rule is to prevent better teams from running up on lesser programs and sportsmanship and dignity and all that stuff. I get it. That didn’t happen,” Shaver said in an interview with the Newsday newspaper.However, the head coach of the team which lost by 48 points said he had “no issue with how the game went”. coachfootballhigh schoolschool First Published: November 4, 2019, 12:40 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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Stalemate over Indo-Pak T20 WC match in Dharamshala continues

first_imgShimla, Mar 2 (PTI) Uncertanity over the marque Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan atDharamshala continues even after a meeting between BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. The Chief Minister reportedly told the BCCI Secretary to sort out the matter with the families of martyrs and ex- servicemen in Kangra, who are up in arms against the March 19 match and consider it as an “insult” to the martyrs who lost their lives in Pathankot airbase attack. “The Government respects the feelings of families of martyrs and ex-servicemen and cannot resort to use of force against them,” Chief Minister Virbhadra was reported to have told Thakur. However, Thakur told the Chief Minister that the match was fixed long ago and in case it was cancelled, it would not be in the interest of the state and pleaded for hosting it as scheduled. The Chief Minister has put the ball in the court of BCCI and asked Thakur to sort out the issue with the families of the martyrs and ex-servicemen, who have strongly opposed it. “The public opinion is against the match, our ex- servicemen are respected people and it would be appropriate for the BCCI to talk to the ex-servicemen,” Virbhadra said. “The government had been providing security for the matches but this time, the families of martyrs and ex- servicemen are opposing it. They had gathered at the Shaheed Samarak in Dharamshala and taken a pledge against holding the match. “We are not stopping the match, but the government cannot use guns, lathis and tear gas against the families of the martyrs and the ex-servicemen,” the Chief Minister said in an oblique reference to security arrangements for the match. Whenasked about Thakurs apprehension that if the match was match was cancelled, the ICC may not consider hosting any international games in Dharamshala, the Chief Minister said: “I am concerned with the situation in my state.” Earlier, going by local sentiment, Virbhadra had written a letter to the Home ministry that the match may turn out to be a security issue. Senior most BJP leader in the state and Kangra Lok Sabha MP, Shanta Kumar too had conveyed the same feeling to the Prime Minister in a separate letter, asking the Centre to cancel the match. The state President of Ex-Servicemen and former Congress Minister Vijai Singh Mankotia said the question was of sentiments of the families of martyrs and ex-servicemen. “We are not against sports, but the public sentiment especially when there have been martyrs very recently from the same area where the Indo-Pak match is being held, the issue becomes different,” he said. PTI PCL SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

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Allahabad HC grants interim relief to Freedom 251 makers

first_imgIn some respite to India’s cheapest smartphone makers, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday granted interim relief to Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd — the Noida-based firm that created a global buzz after announcing the launch of the controversial Rs 251 “Freedom 251” smartphone last month.While hearing the plea, the division bench of Justice B.K. Narayan and justice Shashi Kant ordered the UP state government to furnish a status report on an urgent basis by April 5, further directing that no coercive steps be taken till then against the three top accused – directors Mohit Goel and Dharna Garg and president Ashok Chadha.Also read: Adcom terms Freedom 251 scam of millennium, Ringing Bells clarifies A first information report (FIR) was registered last week against Goel and company president Ashok Chaddha under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as well as the Information Technology (IT) Act on a complaint filed by BJP leader Kirit Somaiya.The court also directed the petitioners to submit their passports to SSP Noida within 24 hours.According to lawyer Abhishek Vikram representing Ringing Bells, the three petitioners will “fully comply with the orders of the court by submitting their passport and will provide full cooperation to the investigation agency”.Also read: Freedom 251: How and why Ringing Bells can price it at Rs.251 “We have nothing to hide. We are committed to affordable smartphones to people of this country and we shall achieve that. We will stick to fair practices and comply with regulations of our great country,” Mohit Goel, director, Ringing Bells, told IANS.advertisement”We remain committed to cooperate with any government agency that may need to inquire our organisation for any reason or suspicion. We have already done so with authorities/agencies that have so required,” Goel added.”I do maintain that we will deliver the most affordable quality products to our customers through our range of smartphones including ‘Freedom 251’,” Goel added.Ringing Bells launched the product last month in the presence of veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi.It distributed some “prototypes” of the product to the media which turned out to be Adcom handsets. However, the company maintained that the device has been developed “with immense support” from the government.According to the company, ‘Freedom 251’ will run on Android 5.1 operating system and will sport a 4-inch qHD IPS display, a 3.2-megapixel primary and a 0.3-megapixel front camera.However, doubts were raised after assessments of the viability of the handset found that such a device cannot be offered for less than Rs 2,300-2,400.Ringing Bells had received 30,000 orders on the first day.Also read: ED begins Freedom 251 probe, questions Ringing Bells CEO Mohit Goel The rest of the customers for the first 25 lakh handsets were to be selected on first-come-first-served basis as the company received about seven crore registrations before the payment gateway crashed.Later, the company decided to return the money to the customers who pre-booked the Rs 251 device on the first day of the sale.The company said it planned to give 25 lakh handsets in the first phase before June 30.last_img read more

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SPORT-FOOT-BARCA 2LAST

first_imgNeymar unselfishly squared for his Uruguayan strike Neymar unselfishly squared for his Uruguayan strike partner, but Suarez failed to make any connection from his low cross with the goal at his mercy.The hosts were enraged midway through the half when Lionel Messi looked to have been brought down by Ramos right on the edge of the area, but referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez waved play on with Ramos already having been booked.Madrid grew into the game as the first half progressed and finally threatened the Barca goal when Ronaldos shot was beaten away by Claudio Bravo before Gareth Bale blazed a volley over from a narrow angle.Barca started on the front foot again after the break and Navas made a brilliant save to prevent Messis cheeky chipped effort floating in at the far post.But that save only momentarily denied Barca as Pique rose highest to power home Rakitics corner on 56 minutes.The lead lasted just six minutes, though, as Benzema swivelled to blast home Toni Krooss deflected cross into the bottom corner.Bale had the chance to turn the game on its head, but his tame effort on his favoured left foot was easily held by Bravo as Madrid again threatened on the counter-attack.The Welshman did have the ball in the net nine minutes from time, but was incredibly unfortunate to be penalised for a push on Jordi Alba as he headed in.Ronaldo then fired against the bar and Bravo saved a one-on-one with Bale as Madrids pace on the break began to tear a tired-looking Barca apart.advertisementThe visitors hopes of a famous win looked to have gone when Ramos was finally given his marching orders for a second booking after chopping down Suarez seven minutes from time.However, just two minutes later Ronaldo struck the winner as he controlled Bales cross to the far post before slotting under Bravo. AFP SSC SSClast_img read more

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Bentley Bentayga SUV launched in India; priced at Rs 3.85 crore

first_imgBentley Motors on Friday, launched the world’s most expensive and the fastest SUV, Bentayga for a price of Rs 3.85 crore (ex showroom, New Delhi). Moreover, Bentley will be producing only 3000 units of the Bentayga worldwide.Designed completely at the Bentley Motors facility in Crewe, England, the first customer of the Bentayga SUV is none other than her majesty Queen Elizabeth II.The Bentley Bentayga SUV made its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015 and was codenamed EXP 9F Concept in 2012. Moreover, the only car worthy of competing the Bentayga SUV is the Range Rover Sport Autobiography edition. Bentley currently has presence over 55 markets and 200 dealerships in India.Engine:The Bentley Bentayga comes with a 6.0-litre W12 petrol engine that churns out maximum power output of 600bhp and maximum torque of 900Nm, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission along with the AWD function which comes standard.Moreover, the best part of the Bentayga SUV is that it’s dubbed as the world’s fastest SUV with the machine capable of going from 0-100kmph in just 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 301kmph. Design:The front of the India-bound Bentley Bentayga will come with its signature design such as the four round LED headlamps, a matrix front grille, B-shaped side vents, dual tail pipes and roof integrated spoiler.Moreover, the dashboard holds a Breitling Tourbillon clock, which alone comes for a whooping Rs 1 crore.Features:The upcoming Bentley Bentayga will have standard features like full-leather interior, split-folding heated rear seats, panoramic sunroof, 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system, navigation, voice control with text-to-speech, AMI, CD and MP3.advertisementMoreover, the Bentley Bentayga also comes with full LED adaptive head-lamps, hill descent control, and Drive Dynamics mode etc.Competition: Bentley Bentayga will have only one competition in the country and that is the Range Rover Sport Autobiography edition.last_img read more