Vietnam shuts out PH in men’s football

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next With its confidence on a high, Vietnam continued to pounce on the Philippines as Vu Van Thanh doubled the lead, 2-0, in added time in the first half.Things continued to go down south for the Filipinos in the second half, as Nguyen Van Toan scored at the 50th minute before Ho Tuan Tai squeaked another goal at the 89th minute to cap off the dominating win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe defeat kept the Filipinos at fourth place in Group B with three points and sending them in further danger of missing the semifinals. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Bullock shines as Rain or Shine rips TNT LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments FILE – PH’s Dylan Alain De Bruycker against Cambodia’s Sam Oeun Pidor during the Philippines vs Cambodia’s men’s football match. PH upset Cambodia, 2-0. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZVietnam sent the Philippines under-22 team to its second loss, 4-0, in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games men’s football tournament Sunday at Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor, Malaysia.The Vietnamese, bronze medalists of the 2015 meet, finally got through the Filipinos’ defense in the 38th minute with Nguyen Cong Phuong scoring the first goal past goalkeeper RJ Joyel.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Quinto saves Letran late, outwits Perpetual for 3rd straight win

first_imgBong Quinto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBong Quinto drilled the go-ahead layup in the waning seconds to lift Letran to a thrilling 63-61 win over Perpetual Friday for the Knights’ third straight victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The fourth-year forward shrugged off an inadvertent elbow from Prince Eze and scored off an assist from Rey Nambatac to push the Knights up, 63-61, with 12.6 seconds to spare.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next AVC: PH yields to unbeaten Kazakhstan, still moves on to QF Eze muffed a hook shot in the ensuing possession, but King Caralipio dove for the leather and forced a jumpball, with the possession arrow awarding the ball to Letran.Quinto, though, committed a huge miscue as he inbounded the ball to Rey Nambatac in the backcourt with 2.6 ticks left which kept the window wide open for the Altas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsUnfortunately, Gab Dagangon could not gather the ball from GJ Ylagan’s inbound pass as Letran kept its winning streak.Quinto paced the Knights with 14 points, nine rebounds, and three assists, while Nambatac got a huge double-double of 12 markers, 15 boards, and three dimes in the win to pull their side up to 4-3. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “The tempo of the game wasn’t favoring us, but luckily, the boys didn’t give up even though Perpetual was making a rally. Credit to them because they really worked hard to get the win,” said coach Jeff Napa. “They didn’t give up and they showed the character of the team, especially our veterans. They really stood up and led our team.”Jerrick Balanza chimed in 12 points and two rebounds, as JP Calvo got 11 markers, with his biggest bucket coming in the final 1:33 as he drained the game-tying corner three to knot the score at 61 and set up the tight finish.Eze led the skidding Perpetual with 18 points, 16 rebounds, and two blocks, while Dagangon got 10 markers and four boards.The Altas have now lost back-to-back games, sending them sprawling to a 2-4 card.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ LETRAN 63 – Quinto 14, Nambatac 12, Balanza 12, Calvo 11, Pascual 5, Vacaro 4, Ambohot 2, Balagasay 2, Caralipio 1, Taladua 0, Bernabe 0.PERPETUAL 61 – Eze 18, Dagangon 10, Ylagan 7, Yuhico 5, Sadiwa 5, Tamayo 5, Coronel 4, Hao 3, Pido 2, Mangalino 2, Singontiko 0, Lucente 0.Quarters: 14-7, 24-19, 39-36, 63-61. LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Williams wins at US Open to stay in No. 1 hunt; Konta out

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The No. 9-seeded Williams overcame a mid-match lapse to pick up a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 victory in Arthur Ashe Stadium against Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia, a 19-year-old qualifier who is ranked 135th.It was the first tour-level, main-draw match of Kuzmova’s career, and the 967th for Williams, who won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2000 and 2001, in addition to her five Wimbledon championships. Williams is in her 19th U.S. Open; she reached the final in her 1997 debut, about eight months before Kuzmova was born.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I had no idea what she looked like, who she was, anything. But she played amazing. She played well, served well, competed well. Definitely a match I had to earn,” said Williams, who at 37 is the oldest woman in the field. “I definitely wasn’t expecting or planning on dropping sets today. But things happen. That’s why we play the match, because you have to win the match. So it’s just all about regrouping. It’s the first round. You figure out what’s going on.”She was up a set, plus a break in the second at 2-0, when she faltered. Kuzmova broke for 2-1, then pulled at even at 3-all before taking three games in a row to force a third set. But Williams righted herself there, breaking for a 2-0 lead, then digging out of a love-40 hole with five consecutive points for 3-0 and was on her way. MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Venus Williams, of the United States, serves to Viktoria Kuzmova, of Slovakia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — Venus Williams stayed in the crowded hunt for the No. 1 ranking — even though she had no idea that she has a shot at that spot.Johanna Konta, a Wimbledon semifinalist just last month, dropped out of that chase with a first-round exit as the U.S. Open got started Monday.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Williams entered the U.S. Open as one of eight women with a chance to rise atop the WTA rankings by tournament’s end.Not that it was foremost on her mind. Indeed, she said she was unaware of that possibility.“I just want to win, and if you get the win, you get the ranking,” said Williams, who was already at No. 1 in 2002.Before the American’s match was over, that number of ranking contenders was reduced to seven, because the No. 7-seeded Konta was bounced by 78th-ranked Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.“I don’t take anything for granted,” said Konta, who was a semifinalist at Wimbledon just last month. “I think it would be quite obnoxious of me to come in here expecting I have a right to be in second week.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Konta, who lost to Williams in the Wimbledon semifinals, figured to be Britain’s best chance for a deep run these two weeks, because the country’s top male player, Andy Murray, withdrew on Saturday with an injured hip.Instead, she was among a crop of seeded players on the way out the door at a tournament already missing several top names, including the biggest in women’s tennis: Williams’ older sister Serena, who is expecting a baby.“We always coach each other, pretty much,” Williams said.While the most anticipated matchup of Day 1 was scheduled for Monday night — five-time major champion Maria Sharapova’s first Grand Slam action since her doping suspension, against No. 2 seed Simona Halep — the afternoon was filled with quite a few seeded players joining Konta on the way out.For every victory by someone such as Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza or 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, there was a surprise or two.The men’s seeded losers included No. 21 David Ferrer, who was the runner-up at the 2013 French Open, No. 25 Karen Khachanov and No. 32 Robin Hasse. On the women’s side, there as No. 21 Ana Konjuh, No. 24 Kiki Bertens and No. 32 Lauren Davis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canelo-GGG to MayMac fans: We’ve got a real show for youlast_img read more

CGF asks India to fix condition of Games Village

first_imgCommonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell on Tuesday asked the Indian government to take immediate steps to fix the condition of Games Village’s residential zone, which according to him, has “shocked” many contingents.Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell.With just 12 days to go for the sporting extravaganza, the CGF chief has expressed doubts over the state of what he called a “seriously compromised” Games Village.In a statement, Fennell said he had written to the Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrashekar and requested him to take urgent steps before the first batch of athletes arrive on Thursday.”The final preparations for the Commonwealth Games Village have been of concern to the CGF since viewing the residential zone along with a number of Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) advance parties on September 15,” the CGF President said.last_img read more

CWG Village builder’s Rs 183-cr bank guarantee seized

first_imgA view of the Games VillageThe Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Wednesday confiscated the bank guarantee of Rs 183 crore given by Commonwealth Games Village builder EMAAR-MGF. WATCH VIDEOEMAAR-MGF also faces legal action by the DDA as penalty for shoddy work done at the Village and for recovery of other expenditure. The action came after the DDA submitted a report to Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy about the Village. The report said EMAAR-MGF did not meet several project milestones and failed to make payments to government agencies. The report said there were many defects in the construction and these weren’t rectified by the builder. The report was sought by Reddy after complaints from advance teams of other countries about filthy conditions at the Village.  In the letter, Reddy asked the DDA – which functions under the urban development ministry – to file a report, saying that the complaints had dented the image of the authority.  – With inputs from agencieslast_img read more

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI

first_imgAbdur Razzak and Shafiul Islam claimed four wickets each to help Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 65 runs on Monday in their third one-day international.Zimbabwe was dismissed for 181 in 48.1 overs as it chased Bangladesh’s 246-7 at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National stadium. Bangladesh now leads the five-game series 2-1.Zimbabwe’s Prosper Utseya scored 67 to get his third ODI fifty, before being caught off a Shafiul delivery, but his teammates failed to meet the challenge.Razzak removed both the openers – Brendan Taylor (15), caught by Zunaed Siddique, and Chamu Chibhabha, who was trapped lbw for seven. He also had Hamilton Masakadza stumped by Mushfiqur Rahim for three and trapped Regis Chakabva (5) lbw.Shafiul had Craig Ervine caught by Rahim for five and removed Shingi Masakadza (14) and Raymond Price (14).last_img read more

Kiwis beat Pakistan by 39 runs

first_imgSpinner Nathan McCullum took four wickets to bowl New Zealand to a 39-run win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 cricket international and to an insurmountable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.After New Zealand had made a competitive 185-7 having being sent in to bat in damp conditions, McCullum raced through the Pakistan middle order to finish with 4-16 from four overs.Pakistan were left 146-9 after their 20 overs, conceding the series ahead of the final match in Christchurch on Thursday.Earlier, Martin Guptill made 44 and James Franklin 40 to lead New Zealand’s recovery after it lost opener Jesse Ryder to the first ball of the match.McCullum dismissed Younis Khan for 3, Asad Shafiq for 6, Abdul Razzaq for 14 and Umar Gul for 0, then took two catches to provoke the collapse of the Pakistan innings after the tourists had been 68-1 in the eighth over.Swing bowler Tim Southee took two wickets with two balls at the end to finish with 2-26 and spinner Luke Woodcock bowled his four overs for 20 runs in a tidy debut to ensure Pakistan didn’t threaten the New Zealand total.Pakistan won a valuable toss and sent New Zealand in to bat on a ground on which a women’s Twenty20 international between Australia and New Zealand had been abandoned earlier in the day because of rain.The loss of Ryder to the first ball of the match seemed a major blow but Guptill and Franklin formed a productive partnership, putting on 91 runs for the second wicket, to set the foundation for the New Zealand innings.advertisementScott Styris made 34, captain Ross Taylor 30 not out and wicketkeeper Peter McGlashan hit 26, including 24 from one over from Umar Gul, to present Pakistan with a difficult run chase.”It was a good performance,” Taylor said. “The partnership between Guptill and Franklin after Jesse went early set a good platform for the other players to come out and express themselves.”Spinner Saeed Ajmal took 3-35 as the best of the Pakistan bowlers.Pakistan started its run chase strongly but when Younis Khan ran out Mohammad Hafeez for 26, the innings began to unravel.McCullum dashed through the middle order and the tourists slumped to 114-7 after 15.4 overs, with no hope of victory.”I’m disappointed from the bowling side,” captain Shahid Afridi said. “We didn’t bowl well, especially our experienced bowlers and put the ball in the right areas.”They played positively and we didn’t bowl to our strength which is the yorker.”last_img read more

India to be tested when they clash with England

first_imgBrimming with confidence after their emphatic win in the tournament-opener, India’s resilience and ability to handle pressure in crunch situations will be tested when they take on England in a high-voltage World Cup group-B league match here on Sunday.A win on Sunday will more or less guarantee India a place in the last eight stage with two victories from as many outings after having thrashed Bangladesh by a 87 runs in their opening match of the mega-event in Mirpur last week.Even though England too stand in a similar position with a win from their only outing, going by the present form and track record in the World Cup , Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men clearly hold an edge over their English rivals.While it was a superior performance by India against Bangladesh, the same cannot be said about England’s win over the Netherlands.Riding on Virender Sehwag’s explosive 175 and Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 100, India avenged their 2007 shock loss to Bangladesh, by piling up 370 for four on the board and then restricted the hosts to 283 for nine to start their campaign on a rousing note.Skipper Dhoni would be hoping for a repeat performance from Sehwag and Kohli on Sunday, but it won’t be easy for the duo as England possess a potent bowling attack, which would be eager to make up for their shoddy showing against the Dutch.Champion batsman Sachin Tendulkar , who in all probability is playing in his swansong World Cup, and Gautam Gambhir both got starts against Bangladesh but failed to capitalise on them and would be desperate to score big against England.Also, the fact that the famed Indian batting line-up had completely dominated the English attack in the Tests as well as ODIs during the latter’s tour in 2008 will act as a confidence booster for the home team.However, going by head-to-head record in the World Cup, there is little to separate the two sides with both winning three matches each against the other.Overall, India have won 33 of their 59 World Cup matches (25 loss and one no result), while England recorded 37 wins (22 loss) from 60 matches.Against England, India is expected to go with the same batting combination but a few changes are definitely in the offing in the bowling department, which continues to cause a few worries to skipper Dhoni, particularly the pace attack.Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan needs consistent support from the other end if India has to contain the opposition batsmen in the first 10 over and at the death stage, which was absent against Bangladesh.Zaheer’s new ball partner S Sreesanth came in for harsh treatment from the Bangladeshi batsmen as he went for 53 runs off his five overs, even though Munaf Patel gave a good account of himself with 4 for 48 from his 10 overs.In all probability, Sreesanth will make way for Ashish Nehra, who missed the Bangladesh game due to a back spasm.But it would be interesting to see whether India will be tempted to go with an extra spinner in Piyush Chawla, who claimed four wickets in the warm-up game against Australia here, though Dhoni has so far indicated that part-timer Yuvraj Singh and Yusuf Pathan would fill the slow bowlers slot.advertisementIndia opener Virender Sehwag chats with coach Gary Kirsten during practice in Bangalore. APBut going into the match India has a few injury concerns. Sehwag hurt his left rib-cage at the nets on Friday while Yuvraj Singh was struck on the wrist on Thursday by a Sreesanth beamer.The India team management, however, said that everything was fine in the team and both Shewag and Yuvraj are fit and expected to play on Sunday.England, on the other hand, had reasons to worry about as they survived a close call against the Netherlands in the opening match.Even though they won the match by six wickets, the Dutch gave England a run for their money. Riding on Ryan ten Doeschate’s brilliant 119, the Netherlands piled up 292 for six and if not for an inexperienced bowling attack, the Oranje side would have created the first upset of the tournament.Nevertheless, the victory, coming after a 1-6 thrashing at the hands of Australia in the ODI series just before the World Cup, should be a pleasing one for England.Inspite of the win, the Netherlands’ game came as a timely warning for the erring English players to pull up their socks and not to repeat the same mistakes against India tomorrow.The memories of the 0-5 thrashing by India during the 2008 tour, which was cut short by Mumbai terror attacks, must also be haunting England ahead of the match.England batsman Ravi Bopara has already admitted that Sunday’s match against India was one of their toughest in the World Cup.”This is one of our toughest challenges in this tournament. We know what the Indian batsman are capable of but we do have our plans to keep them quiet.”Every match is big for us. Even the game the other night was also big for us. But against India in India is going to be huge,” Bopara had said.Star batsman Kevin Pietersen, in his new role as opener, started off well and together with Strauss gave a solid start against the Dutch adding 105 runs for the opening wicket.Against India, Pietersen would be vital to England’s success since he can destroy any bowling attack to shreds on his day.The English middle order would revolve around Ian Bell, Bopara and Paul Collingwood, who made useful unbeaten 30 against the Netherlands the other day.But the one thing which would be matter of concern for Strauss is his pace bowling department which was found lacking the teeth against the Dutch.James Anderson and Stuart Broad conceded 137 runs between them in their quota of 20 overs and such a mediocre bowling will come as a feast to the likes of Sehwag.Graeme Swann, who has recovered from a back problem he suffered during the recent Ashes series, will spearhead England’s spin attack. He seemed to have already started enjoying bowling in the sub-continent conditions as he returned with impressive figures of two for 35 from his 10 overs against the Dutch.The India-England match has already generated a lot of heat after the ICC shifted the tie out of Kolkata’s historic Eden Gardens due to the venue’s lack of preparedness.If that was not enough, the lathi-charge on ticket buyers outside the M Chinaswamy stadium by the Bangalore police has added more spice to the already hot affair.The Chinnaswamy pitch is billed to be a good batting wicket and the team which wins the toss is expected to bat first and set the opposition an imposing target.- With PTI inputs Teams (from):India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt/wk), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, S Sreesanth, Piyush Chawla, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra.England: Andrew Strauss (captain), Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Paul Collingwood, Matt Prior, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Graeme Swann, Luke Wright, James Tredwell, Michael Yardy, Chris Tremlett.advertisementlast_img read more

Lokpal bill: Govt harassing me, says Anna Hazare

first_imgA day after the civil society members of the Lokpal panel lashed out at the government for trying to kill the anti-corruption bill, Anna Hazare said he was being harassed by the government. He says the government is raising unnecessary issues regarding his Hind Swaraj Trust. A team from the charity commissioner’s office had visited Ralegan Siddhi on June 6. It had obtained a few records from the trust for inspection. The government team also recorded statements of the trustees in connection with allegations of financial irregularities. Hazare says the charity commissioner’s office was charging his trust with financial irregularities, only to harass him.  The anti-corruption activist, who is leading a campaign against the government, has dared the authorities to file a case against his trust. “We have submitted all papers to the charity commissioner office. If we are at fault, let them file a case against us. We are ready to fight the case, because we are clean,” said Hazare.  At a public Lokpal debate, conducted by Headlines Today on Thursday, Hazare said while the government was making all sorts of allegations against his team instead of engaging in a constructive discussion on the Lokpal bill, his trust was also not spared. However, the investigating agencies would not be able to find anything, because he had “no bank balance”, Hazare said.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

14 of 31 curators flunk BCCI’s certification course

first_imgThe end result of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) path-breaking curators’ certification course must have shattered it as 14 out of 31 participants flunked the test.The examination was held in theory and practical segments, and seven of the 14 curators failed in both papers.It dealt a shattering blow to the BCCI officials’ sincere efforts to impart scientific training to them so that they could improve the condition of pitches across the country.A minimum of 60 per cent marks each were required in theory and practical to clear the two papers.Those who failed in only one paper – either theory or practical -would be allowed to take the compartmental paper while there is likely to be a refresher course for those who have passed.Jaipur-based Taposh Chatterjee of Rajasthan Cricket Association topped with 88 per cent marks. He secured 132/150 marks -66/75 in theory and 66/75 in practical/viva.According to sources, former Jammu and Kashmir Ranji Trophy player Ishtiyaq Ahmad Khan was second with 124/150 marks, Sunil Chauhan (123/150) of Himachal Pradesh was third, Samandar Singh Chouhan (121/150) of Madhya Pradesh fourth and Chhattisgharh’s Shamim Mirza (120/150) fifth. Perhaps due to embarrassment, the BCCI hasn’t still announced the results.No BCCI official was available to comment on why so many curators failed at the two-day examination held at the end of the three-week certification course, spread over 75 sessions at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali from July 9 to 29.However, a top official who conducted the course said that the inexperience of the participants was a major reason for the larger number of failed ‘students’. “The questions asked in the examination were not very difficult.Some of the answers were there in the curators’ manual, which the BCCI published and contained all the modern methods of pitch preparation.”We had also suggested the participants some relevant books published in Australia and South Africa, besides internet,” the official told Mail Today. “You would not like to go to a doctor who has just completed his MBBS; you would always prefer a doctor who has established himself. Same thing happened with this course. A lot inexperienced people came for the course,” he explained.”The BCCI, however, had no control over who the state associations sent for the course. Each association was asked to nominate one curator who has been associated with pitch preparation for some time. But curatorship is a never-ending process; you learn as you go on.” Chatterjee, who is also on the BCCI’s ground and pitches committee, said that his keenness to learn fetched rich dividend.”I’m working as a curator for about seven years, after having tried my hand at coaching. I wanted to improve, so I tried everything. I attended seminars and tried experimentation etc.,” Chatterjee told Mail Today.advertisementlast_img read more

Modi the only hope for crisis-ridden American Embassy School in Delhi

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra ModiThe American Embassy School (AES) in New Delhi’s plush diplomatic enclave is deep in crisis after nearly 40 teachers quit as a fallout of last year’s India-US diplomatic row.The staff is hoping that with a new Indian government in place, matters would mend soon.The school, one of the most elitist and expensive in the capital, is in the throes of a crisis after 40 teachers quit since March this year and more than a dozen were forced to return to the US to renew their visas, knowledgeable sources said.”Over 40 teachers have left since March this year,” a source told IANS, not wishing to be named being not authorised to speak on these sensitive issues.”While we do have teachers leaving regularly as their stay in India ends, this is unprecedented. We’ve never faced such a situation before,” said the source.”We are all hoping that with the Modi government coming in, things will now get better and the crisis in the school will be over,” the source added.American Embassy School, New DelhiThe Obama administration is sending Nisha Desai Biswal, its point person for South and Central Asia, to India next week to hold talks with the new government on bilateral and regional issues. The upcoming Biswal visit has also led to hopes that the AES crisis would soon be a thing of the past.The teachers were forced to leave as a result of India tightening the screws on visa and tax laws in a tit-for-tat measure in a fallout of the India-US diplomatic spat over the arrest and strip-search in New York of diplomat Devyani Khobragade on charges of visa fraud and underpaying her nanny last year.advertisementBefore the diplomatic row, spouses of many American diplomatic officials – as well as Indian diplomats – would join the AES faculty as teachers.They would not mention in their visa that they were working at the school, thereby avoiding paying tax.The spouses of many US teachers hired by the AES would also end up as teachers without mentioning it in their visas.This wink-and-nod agreement that had been going on for decades came apart in the wake of the Khobragade affair when India insisted on being given the full details of the US employees at the school and the taxes filed.Besides the 40 teachers who have left, around 15 teachers were forced to return to the US to renew their visas.”Earlier, the visas would get renewed here. But since March, 15 teachers have had to go back to the US to get their visas stamped,” the source added.The school, which has a sprawling 13-acre campus adjacent to the US Embassy, has 1,450 students mainly from the diplomatic community as well as the children of corporate leaders. It has a swimming pool, tennis courts and soccer pitches besides vast athletic fields.The school fees were raised by 24 percent this year. The fees are steep – ranging from $24,200 a year for Grade 5 (Elementary School) to $27,300 for Grade 8 (Middle School) to $28,700 for Grade 12 (Senior School).”Things are definitely not like they were before. It has been very traumatic for the school,” another source added.”The school has a wonderful engaging atmosphere. Now there is a feeling of underlying stress,” the source added.Its staff strength is 180 presently. The school hires Americans to teach.”They are internationally hired teachers, which means they are foreign nationals (not Indian),” added a source.There are two-three Indian teachers who have been around for many years and teach specialised subjects.The top administration staff is American while the support staff is Indian.While the US staff get paid handsomely, the Indian staff, including the clerks, the drivers and others are paid “what they would get in any other good Indian firm”.”The salaries that Indians get at the school is not high. But what makes a difference is the working atmosphere. It is really a good place to work in. The weekend offs and the month-long vacation the staff are entitled to are also attractive,” another source added.Besides the school, the American community club has also been badly affected.The embassy was told in January to shut all commercial activities being undertaken from inside the premises.Several commercial activities are undertaken under the aegis of the American Community Support Association (ACSA). These include a restaurant/bar, video club, bowling alley, swimming pool, sports facility and field, beauty parlour and gym.”The club has been badly hit. All the American Embassy School teachers would use the club. Now they are not allowed to do so,” said a source.advertisementNon-American diplomats are also barred from using the premises and the supply of cheap liquor is now a thing of the past, say diplomatic sources.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo trial for tax fraud set on Jan. 21

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 Last year, a state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 worth 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). Ronaldo was accused of having used shell companies outside Spain to hide income made from image rights.The accusation does not involve his salary from former club Real Madrid. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match against Torino FC at the Olimpico stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)MADRID — A Spanish court says Cristiano Ronaldo will be tried for tax fraud on Jan. 21.Ronaldo is expected to plead guilty and receive a suspended two-year sentence, in agreement with a deal the Portugal forward struck with Spain’s state prosecutor and its tax authorities this year.ADVERTISEMENT Victor Oladipo helps Pacers end Nets’ 7-game win streak BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparccenter_img The deal includes Ronaldo agreeing to also pay a fine of close to 19 million euros ($22 million) for the reduced sentence.In Spain, a judge can suspend sentences for two years or less for first-time offenders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Ronaldo left Madrid to play for Italian champion Juventus last summer.In 2016, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi received a suspended 21-month jail sentence after being found guilty of defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros (then $4.6 million). LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Read Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

Marin Cilic crushes Kei Nishikori to claim US Open title

first_imgMarin Cilic of Croatia reacts as he holds serve in the third set against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men’s singles final match at the 2014 US Open tennis tournament in New York on September 8, 2014. Photo: Reuters.Croatia’s Marin Cilic swept past Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the US Open on Monday and reach the pinnacle of the sport one year after a doping ban kept him out of the year’s final grand slam.The big-serving Croatian overwhelmed a weary Nishikori in one hour, 54 minutes to clinch a ruthless victory and deny his 10th-seeded opponent’s bid to become the first Asian man to win a grand slam.With the win, 14th seed Cilic becomes the first Croatian to win one of the sport’s four grand slam championships since his coach Goran Ivanisevic celebrated a Wimbledon victory in 2001.”This is all hard work in these last several years and especially this last year,” said Cilic. “My team has brought something special to me, especially Goran, we were working really hard but the most important thing he brought to me was enjoying tennis and always having fun.”Kei Nishikori”I enjoyed my best tennis over here and played the best ever in my life.”The final marked the first time since the 2005 Australian Open that at least one of tennis’s big three of Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer was not playing for the title.The two players walked onto the Arthur Ashe Stadium court under overcast skies and much more forgiving conditions than the sweltering heat they faced through much of the fortnight.advertisementWhile both men were playing in their first grand slam final it was Nishikori who displayed more jitters as Cilic quickly found his range and unloaded on his helpless opponent by blasting 17 aces to Nishikori’s two.Nishikori had his opportunities with nine break chances but could convert just one while Cilic was five of 11 and enjoyed a 38-19 edge in winners.”It’s a really tough loss but I’m really happy coming to my first final,” said Nishikori, who appeared to run out of gas after beating three consecutive top-10 opponents and having to endure a pair of five-setters. “Sorry I couldn’t get a trophy today but for sure next time.”It was a really fun two weeks here. I hope I can be coming back next year.”‘Pretty nervous’Cilic had Nishikori on the back foot from start to finish, speeding through the opening set in 33 minutes.The 14th seed, using his huge wingspan to reach out and bash forehands across court and a booming serve to score easy points, again had an early break in the second and added another to go up 5-2.Nishikori mustered a fightback to score his only break of the match and close to 5-3 but the relentless Cilic broke right back for a 2-0 lead killing any momentum his reeling opponent was building.Marin Cilic of Croatia.With a maiden grand slam within sight, Cilic kept his foot on the gas and grabbed an early break in the third.The only nerves Cilic would show came when he double faulted on his first match point.But it was only a momentary lapse as he buckled down and finished off a reeling Nishikori with a backhard winner before letting out a mighty scream as he fell onto his back and raised his arms in celebration.”You never know when the nerves are going to kick in,” said Cilic, who returned to competition last October after a four-month ban for what he always maintained was the result of ingesting a banned substance through a tainted supplement.”I think both of us were pretty nervous in the first set especially.”Everything I was working for and dreaming came today and I feel for all the other players that are working hard, I think this is a big sign, a big hope that if you are working hard things are going to pay off.”last_img read more

Magic Johnson blasts Lakers GM Rob Pelinka after shock exit

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too James later voiced dismay about Johnson’s failure to give him a forewarning before his abrupt departure.“I respect LeBron for what he just said,” Johnson said on Monday.“I love LeBron, I love his family … but sometimes as a man, you have to make decisions based on your well-being. And I made that decision.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Johnson said he had grown increasingly unhappy after being made aware of a whispering campaign he believes Pelinka orchestrated.“I start hearing ‘Magic you’re not working hard enough, Magic is not in the office,’ so people around the Laker office was telling me Rob was saying things,” Johnson said.READ: Magic Johnson steps down as Los Angeles Lakers president“And I didn’t like those things being said behind my back, that I wasn’t in the office enough and so on. So I started getting calls from my friends outside of basketball (operations) saying those things was being said to them outside of basketball. Not just in the Laker office, in the media,” he added.Pelinka meanwhile denied Johnson’s comments later Monday, saying the allegations of backstabbing “simply aren’t true”.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew FILE – Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Rob Pelinka discuss the upcoming Los Angeles Lakers’ season at UCLA Health Training Center on September 20, 2018 in El Segundo, California. Meg Oliphant/Getty Images/AFPFormer Los Angeles Lakers executive Magic Johnson said a breakdown in relations with the team’s general manager Rob Pelinka contributed to his shock exit from the NBA franchise.Johnson stunned the NBA on April 9 after dramatically quitting from his post as president of basketball operations at the struggling former powerhouses.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess A break, then NBA Finals: Warriors eager for some time off 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 Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The move caught the team’s ownership and star player LeBron James by surprise, with Johnson giving no clue beforehand that he planned to leave.READ: LeBron not OK with Magic’s ‘weird’ departure from Lakers 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, logisticsOn Monday, Johnson told ESPN he had stepped down because of his fractured relationship with Pelinka, accusing the Lakers GM of undermining him.“I wasn’t having fun coming to work anymore,” the Lakers legend told ESPN’s First Take. “Especially when I gotta work beside [Pelinka], knowing that you want my position.” “Truly, it’s saddening and disheartening to think he believes things are a misperception,” Pelinka said.“I think all of us in life probably have been through things where maybe there are third-party whispers that aren’t true,” Pelinka added. “But I look forward to the opportunity to talk to (Johnson), sit down with him and work through them just like any relationship because they simply aren’t true.”Final strawJohnson earlier said the final straw came when Lakers owner Jeanie Buss did not back his request to fire head coach Luke Walton.“We had three meetings,” he said. “I showed (Buss) the things he did well, and the things he didn’t do well. I said ‘We’ve gotta get a better coach’.”Buss initially agreed to let Walton go, but then backtracked after a final meeting with Johnson and chief operating officer Tim Harris, who wanted Walton to stay.READ: Magic Johnson on abrupt resignation as Lakers chief:  I want to go back to having fun“It’s time for me to go. I’ve got things being said behind my back, I don’t have the power to make decisions,” Johnson said.“And I’d told them in the beginning when it’s not fun for me, and I don’t have the decision-making power, I’ve gotta step aside.”Johnson’s decision to go public with his grievances is the latest drama to embroil the Lakers, whose season veered off the rails after star recruit James was injured in December. The Lakers missed the playoffs for a sixth straight season. View commentslast_img read more

Rhodes wants Beermen’s pride to show after ‘disappointing’ blowout

first_imgMunzon now 89th in the world in 3×3 For a club of San Miguel’s caliber, 26 overall championships and fresh from winning its fifth straight Philippine Cup, a 33-point loss was just unacceptable.Big man Charles Rhodes, who also played for the club in 2017, said the defeat was an insult to them and that they should immediately bounce back to leave the loss behind.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“It was just very disappointing, it’s my first game back and we get blown out like that,” said Rhodes Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “It’s probably my worst loss ever as a pro, it has to be. It was just embarrassing just to see everybody not playing hard.”“I think this is a slap in everybody’s face that we got to better in practice and in the game and just to be into it more.” In the five years that Leo Austria coached the team, the Beermen went 2-4 in their corresponding conference openers after winning the championship in the previous one.The Beermen had an average losing margin of eight points in the first three losses following a title, but the 33-point loss to the Batang Pier blew that stat line out of the water.Rhodes, who finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds, said even though they lost in one horrendous way that there’s no need for them to panic.“It’s just our first game, I don’t make excuses but they [the Batang Pier] they already played like four games and we didn’t have our legs, so there’s no need to panic,” said Rhodes.“We have to do better than what we did. We got to have more pride, we’re the San Miguel Beermen so we got to be better than this.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—There’s no two ways around it, San Miguel’s 121-88 loss to NorthPort in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup was downright embarrassing.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Knee joint

first_imgCartilage covers the end of bones in joints to provide shock absorption during movement. The synovium is the membrane that surrounds the joint and is filled with synovial fluid, which provides nutrients and oxygen to the cartilage.Review Date:9/23/2011Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img

UEFA Champions League, Barcelona vs Slavia LIVE Streaming: When and Where to Watch Online, TV Telecast, Team News

first_imgAfter losing their La Liga fixture to Levante 3-1 on Saturday night, Barcelona will look to solidify their position to stay on top of Group F when they host Slavia for the upcoming Champions League 2019-20 fixture on Tuesday. The Champions League 2019-20 Barcelona vs Slavia will be played at the Camp Nou stadium. Barcelona are currently sitting on top of the group table with nine points from three games. Whereas, Slavia with one point from three games sit on the bottom spot. The Champions League 2019-20 Barcelona vs Slavia fixture will commence at 11:25 pm.Barca coach Ernesto Valverde, who took over the club in 2017, has said that his side will respond to their La Liga collapse in their upcoming fixture. “It is true we are not getting the same results away as we are at home but after the first few games we have managed to put together a good run,” he said. “We have lost a match and that’s it, it’s true that we must analyse it but we know when we lose that criticism is strong. We always respond and this time it will not be different,” he added.Barcelona will welcome Slavia without Luiz Suarez, who injured his calf during the Levante match. Samuel Umtiti remains sidelined due to knee injury.For visitors, Slavia, Ibrahim Traro is expected to make it to the starting XI.UEFA Champions League 2019-20 Barcelona possible starting lineup vs Slavia: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Arthur, Busquets, De Jong; Dembele, Messi, GriezmannUEFA Champions League 2019-20 Slavia Prague possible starting lineup vs Barcelona: Kolar; Coufal, Kudela, Frydrych, Boril; Zeleny, Soucek, Sevcik; Stanciu; Masopust, OlayinkaWhat time is kick-off?The game will kick-off at 11:25 pm IST on November 5. There are eight Champions League games tonight with two of them in the early 11:25 pm slot and six that will start at 1:30 am on November 6.What TV channel is it on?Sony will show every game from the Champions League LIVE in India this season. Barcelona vs Slavia will be LIVE on Sony Ten2 SD and HD on Tuesday night.How can I stream it?The Champions League Barcelona vs Slavia live stream will be available on Sony LIV app in India for premium users. 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. barcelonachampions leagueChampions League 2019-20Europe First Published: November 5, 2019, 4:49 PM ISTlast_img read more