After Team Lakay’s rough start to 2019, Kevin Belingon determined to get clear win

first_imgTOKYO, Japan—Team Lakay’s first two title defenses went the distance and bore undesirable results with strawweight Joshua Pacio and flyweight Geje Eustaquio yielding their belts in a span of one week back in January.ADVERTISEMENT On Sunday night, it will be Kevin Belingon and Eduard Folayang’s turn to have their titles on the line against respective rivals in ONE: A New Era at Ryogoku Kokugikan here.And with their teammates’ painful losses in mind, Belingon and Folayang know just a way to surely avoid suffering the same cruel fate.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“We need to win by knockout because we’re going to be in trouble if it goes to decision. We’re going to really look for a finish, TKO or a just a really clear victory,” said Belingon in Filipino during Team Lakay’s media availability at Grand Prince Hotel on Friday.ONE bantamweight world champion Kevin Belingon talks about the importance of winning convincingly on Sunday. He faces former champ Bibiano Fernandes for the third time. | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/jQIoJDd6gs— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) March 29, 2019Belingon is slated to face Bibiano Fernandes for the third time while Folayang is up for a title rematch with hometown hero Shinya Aoki.ADVERTISEMENT A convincing win over Fernandes would also silence Belingon’s critics, who believe the Brazilian star won their second meeting that ended in a split decision four months ago in Singapore.“I’m looking for a finish to finally settle the score,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event LATEST STORIES As PBA becomes young man’s league, veterans shine in All-Star kickoff Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Google Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess 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

Injured while kissing daughter, Jason Day gets a lot better

first_imgMOST READ “It’s the Masters, you need to suck it up,” Day said his wife, Ellie, told him Friday morning.Day, who has a history of being bothered by medical issues, did better than just sucking it up. He went out and shot a 5-under 67 to move into a tie for the second-round lead.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, logisticsAnd that had him feeling a lot better.“I can’t complain about it too much,” Day said. “She’s birthed three children and I haven’t, so she’s a lot stronger as a person than me with regards to pain, and I just hit a little white golf ball around a course.” 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 Boxing’s new leader steps into fight to keep Olympic status Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue He does stretches and therapy for 20-30 minutes at night and the same in the morning. He blows into a balloon to, he said, move his rib cage into proper position.And he deals with the negative fallout on social media when he leaves a golf tournament because of medical issues. At the age of 31 that’s happened nine times already, and that doesn’t include when he collapsed on the ninth green in the opening round of the U.S. Open in 2015 because of vertigo.After his withdrawal at Bay Hill someone posted a photo on social media of Day walking around with his family at Disney World the next day.“Pain is a funny thing, it goes up and down, and everybody’s pain threshold is different,” he said. “Someone that is in a lot of pain might feel, you know, something totally different compared to me, so it’s hard. Every day I feel like I wake up with some sort of aches, you know, and I think you just kind of learn to live with it and you just go along the way.”Day, an Australian native who lives in the U.S., has won 12 times on the PGA Tour, including his lone major, the PGA Championship in 2015. He won twice last year and has played relatively well this year, with three top-10 finishes, and is ranked 14th in the world.The Masters is his favorite tournament and one he might have expected to win by now. He finished tied for second in his first Masters in 2011.If anything, Day says, he might want the green jacket too much. And, in a funny kind of way, his bad back might ease the pressure this week.“Yeah, definitely. Especially at a place like this,” he said. “… How big and the distraction of wanting to win this tournament so bad, and sometimes it’s almost a blessing in disguise with regards to it just brings down the expectation of going out there and trying too hard.” Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Jason Day, of Australia, holds his back on the fourth tee during the first round for the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)AUGUSTA, Ga.— Jason Day began the Masters by throwing his back out while leaning down to kiss his daughter on the practice green.He played his way onto the leaderboard a day later after receiving a scolding from his wife.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Day birdied all the par-5s on Augusta National to get to 7-under-par going into the weekend. That followed a 2-under 70 the day before, when Day said he injured himself kissing his daughter just a few minutes before walking to the first tee.Day’s trainer followed him around the course in the opening round, giving him treatment at one point as he lay down on the second tee box. Day said he briefly considered pulling out of the tournament but decided to play in hope his back would loosen up.Exercise and treatment helped enough that he was relatively pain free in the second round, and Day took advantage. He was particularly effective on the reachable par-5s, making birdie on all four after birdieing three the day before.“The whole goal is to try and take advantage of the par 5s here this week,” Day said. “The par 3s can be difficult at times, and then some of the par 4s, you need to get through. But you know, over the last two days, I’ve played the par 5s nicely.”Just being able to play this year has been difficult at times for Day, who withdrew from the Bay Hill tournament earlier this year because of back issues.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View commentslast_img read more

In Greece, Rick Pitino slams fans for smoking at games

first_imgIn February, a top EU health official criticized Greece’s deputy health minister for regularly smoking inside the ministry building.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View comments Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of 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 Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I smoke cigars on a golf course but there’s nobody else around. But you’re in an arena and 10,000 are smoking and the players are choking. So, sooner or later, you’ve got to say: ‘Hey man, we’re at an athletic event and I’m going to discipline myself and we’ll wait until halftime. And I’m going to go out and blow my brains out with cigarettes.’ That’s your option. But not when there are athletes and there are little kids who want to come to the game. … But they don’t care about young people and the athletes who are breathing it in.”The 66-year-old Pitino took over at Panathinaikos last December after leaving Louisville, and has frequently praised fans for their passionate support of the Athens club. But he has also been frustrated by violence and bad behavior at games.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 all this stuff with shooting flares — somebody is going to get burned and somebody is going to get hurt — to me, I think it’s nonsense,” the former Kentucky and Boston Celtics coach said. “I think the fans should pay attention to the team’s players and try to get them to play better.”Greece and Bulgaria have the highest rates of smoking in the European Union, with the proportion of daily smokers at 27% in both countries, according to the EU statistics agency Eurostat. Greek laws banning smoking in enclosed public places are poorly enforced. In this Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 file photo, Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino reacts during a Euroleague basketball match between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos in Piraeus near Athens. Pitino criticized fans for smoking and lighting flares during games, describing them as “extremely self-centered and selfish.” (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)ATHENS, Greece — Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino has criticized fans of the Greek club for smoking and lighting flares during games, saying they are showing a lack of respect for the players.“It’s extremely self-centered and selfish of people,” Pitino said late Wednesday after Panathinaikos beat Peristeri 91-68 in the Greek league semifinals. He described the atmosphere at the game as “awful.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ NBA Finals: Raptors start fast, lead 25-21 after 1st quarter Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Pirates bundle out Bulldogs; Tigers annihilate Cardinals

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The win gave Lyceum a 6-1 card to pace Group B while ousting the Bulldogs from further contention with a 2-3 record.Miguel Oczon led NU with 14 points while Dave Ildefonso and John Lloyd Clemente each scored 13.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“We weren’t really trying to take the top position of Group B,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson. “We’re just trying to improve every game.”Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas ran roughshod over Mapua, 91-67, after dropping 12 triples on the Cardinals and forcing the enemy to 21 turnovers. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending 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 ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP The Growling Tigers used a stifling press that had them breaking away from a 32-31 game at halftime to lead by as large as 30 points on the way to improving to 2-4.“This year, I have the players to implement what we want. But we are not yet there. We still have to work on a lot of things, but we are getting there,” said UST coach Aldin Ayo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ Alvin Baetiong scores for Lyceum. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOLyceum of the Philippines showed National University the door in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup following a 71-68 victory Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Jaycee Marcelino and Ralph Tansingco led the Pirates, who played without African center Mike Nzeusseu, with 11 points each while Niño Ibañez added 10.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Record 31 teams gun for Lakandula Cuplast_img read more

When you have nausea and vomiting

first_imgAlternate NamesNausea – self-care; Vomiting – self-careSymptoms and Causes Having nausea (being sick to your stomach) and vomiting (throwing up) can be very difficult to go through:A stomach illness or pregnancy can cause nausea.Some medical treatment, such as a cancer treatment, can also cause nausea.Even anxiety (severe worry or stress) can cause nausea and vomiting.Being nauseous can make you not want to eat, and it can lead to unhealthy weight loss. Vomiting can make you dehydrated (dried out), and that can be dangerous. Once you and your doctor find the cause of your nausea or vomiting, you may be asked to take medicine, change your diet, or try other things to make you feel better.How to Treat Nausea and VomitingSit quietly when you feel nauseous. Sometimes moving around can make nausea worse. Try to take a nap. But do not lie down.Drink 8 – 10 glasses of clear fluids every day. Water is best. You can also sip fruit juices and flat soda (leave the can or bottle open to get rid of the bubbles). Try sports drinks to replace minerals and other nutrition you may be losing when you throw up.Eat 6 – 8 small meals throughout the day, instead of 3 big meals:Eat bland foods. Some of these are crackers, English muffins, toast, baked chicken and fish, potatoes, noodles, and rice.Try low-fat dairy products.Eat foods with a lot of water in them. Try clear soups, popsicles, and Jell-O.If you have a bad taste in your mouth, try rinsing with a solution of baking soda, salt, and warm water before you eat. Use 1 teaspoon baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 4 cups warm water. Spit out after rinsing.Sit up after you eat. Do not lie down.Find a quiet, pleasant place to eat, free of odors and distractions.Other tips that may help:advertisementSuck on hard candies or rinse your mouth with water after vomiting. Or you can rinse with the baking soda and salt solution above.Try to get outside for some fresh air.Watch a movie or TV to take your mind away from your nausea.Your doctor may also recommend medicine:Anti-nausea medicines usually start working 30 – 60 minutes after you take them.When you come home after being treated with cancer drugs, you may want to use these medicines regularly for 1 or more days. Use them when nausea first starts. Do not wait until you feel very sick to your stomach.If you are vomiting after taking any of your medicines, tell your doctor or nurse.Things You Should Avoid You should avoid some specific kinds of foods when you have nausea and vomiting:Avoid greasy and processed foods, and foods that contain a lot of salt. Some of these are white breads, pastries, doughnuts, sausage, fast-food burgers, fried foods, chips, and many canned foods.Avoid foods with strong smells.Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and carbonated drinks.Avoid very spicy foods.When to Call the DoctorCall your doctor if you or your child:Cannot keep any food or liquid downVomit 3 or more times in 1 dayAre nauseous for more than 48 hoursFeel weaknessHave feverHave stomach painDo not have to urinate for 8 hours or moreReferencesAbrahm JL, Fowler BF. Nausea, vomiiting, and early satiety. In: Walsh D, Caraceni AT, Fainsinger R, et al, eds. Palliative Medicine. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 169.Hainsworth JD. Nausea and vomiting. In: Abeloff MD, Armitage JO, Niederhuber JE, Kastan MB, McKenna WG, eds. Abeloff?s Clinical Oncology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 39.Review Date:8/10/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

Will Try My Best to Win Gold: Amit Panghal After Scripting History at World Boxing Championships

first_imgEkaterinburg: Amit Panghal is aiming for gold as he became the first Indian man to reach the final at World Boxing Championships. Panghal defeated Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibissonov 3-2 to give himself a shot at the gold medal in 52kg category.Panghal will next be up against Rio Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov in the final on Saturday. “My bout was very good. I had to put more effort than I thought I would have to before coming on.”I want to thank all the Indians and my fellow boxers for their support as this is a huge achievement for Indian boxing. I will try my best to win a gold medal for the country,” Panghal said after the match.Panghal was a quarter-finalist at the world championship on debut in 2017. He then went on to win consecutive gold medals at the prestigious Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria, before becoming the Asian Games champion in 2018.This year, he already has the Asian Championships gold to his credit after moving to the 52kg category following the dropping of 49kg from the Olympic roster to accommodate more women’s divisions in the 2020 Tokyo Games.While Panghal advanced to the final, Manish Kaushik lost his 63kg category semi-final 0-5 to reigning world champion Andy Cruz Gomez of Cuba and settled for bronze.Kaushik joined the likes of Vijender Singh (2009), Vikas Krishan (2011), Shiva Thapa (2015) and Gaurav Bidhuri (2017), all of whom had won World Championships bronze for India before.”I gave in my full effort but somewhere I lacked something due to which I lost the bout. I will correct those areas of concern and will work hard from here on and will try to win the Olympics gold for the country.”I am happy to have won the bronze medal as well since it is my first World Championships and I played five bouts here, the experience of which will help me further,” Kaushik said post the match. 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. Amit PanghalboxingManish KaushikWorld Boxing Championships First Published: September 20, 2019, 5:02 PM ISTlast_img read more

Premier League: Manchester United’s Paul Pogba Likely to Miss Liverpool Clash

first_imgManchester United’s season is going from bad to worse with Paul Pogba’s toe injury likely to keep him out of the crucial Liverpool game next week.Pogba had missed United’s defeat at Newcastle United just before the international break and as the club’s think-tank was hoping to have the French mid-fielder back for the game at Old Trafford next Sunday. Pogba is reportedly at the state-of-the-art Transform Altitude Performance Center in Dubai, in hopes to accelerate his recovery.Pogba even posted a video on Instagram, with the caption – ‘almost there’. 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. However, according to a report in the Daily Mail, Pogba will not be fit for the Liverpool game and might be out for at least another two to three weeks.Apart from Pogba, United manager Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer will be hoping to get the services of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who missed the last two games through illness.Victor Lindelof will be back after recovering from his back injury, while the likes of Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial will still not be available. center_img Aaron Wan-Bissakaanthony martialfootfoot injury First Published: October 12, 2019, 10:39 PM ISTlast_img read more

ICC World T20 delivers records across broadcast, digital,ICC World T20 delivers records across broadcast, digital

first_imgPublished on COMMENT cricket Cricket fans watching the ICC World Twenty20 cricket on a giant sreen in Chennai. File Photo   –  The Hindu India vs Pakistan encounter rated 17.3 across the Star Sports network and Doordarshan, the best rated T20 match ever since the 2007 World T20 final. × The recently-concluded World Twenty20 has set records galore across broadcast and digital platforms with 320 million video views recorded across ICC digital properties and social media pages.The tournament, which was won by the West Indies men’s and women’s teams, was the first major ICC event produced by ICC TV. It involved coverage of 48 matches across seven venues in India using 30 cameras at each venue.ICC’s broadcast partners across the world also delivered record ratings and viewership.In India alone, the India versus Pakistan encounter rated 17.3 across the Star Sports network and Doordarshan, the best rated T20 match ever since the 2007 World T20 final, reaching 83 million people. And the cumulative in-home viewership for the event in India was 730 million, an increase of 114 per cent over the previous edition.In Pakistan, on TEN Sports, India v Pakistan rated 14.5, a 100 per cent increase to the same encounter in the 2014 edition that took place in Bangladesh.South African-based broadcaster SuperSport saw ratings that increased by 32 per cent compared to 2014, while in the UK, the men’s final saw a peak audience of 2.45 million, which is a record for any cricket match broadcast on Sky Sports.And in the US, on Willow, the coverage was watched in over 1.4 million television households.Across the official event website and App, ICC’s YouTube channel, ICC’s Facebook page, ICC’s Twitter and Instagram account and the regional and global live stories posted on Snapchat, there were more than 320 million video views — the highest mark ever for an ICC event.During the event, 46 million people across the world engaged on Facebook, while the 85 press conferences streamed live on ICC’s Facebook page had more than 10 million views.On Twitter, there were 5.75 billion impressions of Tweets related to the event and the ICC Instagram page tipped the one million follower mark.On the official website www.icc-cricket.com, 49 per cent of the overall video views were on mobile while 60 per cent of the visits to the website were from a mobile device.And in comparison to the 2014 event, unique visits to www.icc-cricket.com were up more than three times, whilst the total page views saw a dramatic increase of 550%.ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said, “The dynamic and fascinating cricket on field was matched by the innovative presentation of the world feed broadcast and the efforts of our broadcast partners, which delivered record viewership numbers. The data on the digital activities was equally stunning and it all added up to make the event a hugely successful one.”center_img Cricket fans watching the ICC World Twenty20 cricket on a giant sreen in Chennai. File Photo   –  The Hindu April 18, 2016 COMMENTS SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

MTV acquires broadcast, digital rights of Super Fight League

first_imgDecember 18, 2017 Martial arts is the most watched sport in India after cricket Youth television brand MTV said it will bring the second season of Super Fight League (SFL), the world’s first mixed martial arts tournament.SFL will be exclusively aired from February on MTV, which has acquired the broadcast and digital rights for the league.SFL is promoted by British businessman and sports enthusiast Bill Dosanjh and British professional boxer and two-time world champion Amir Khan, and was launched with a vision to cement Mixed Martial Arts’ position as a mainstream sport with mass appeal in the global sports fraternity.Having garnered more than 100-million views in 5 years for 67 live televised events, SFLis ranked as the third-biggest Mixed Martial Arts brand in the world and second most watched sport in India after cricket.The franchise-based league, being organised in association with the All-India Martial Arts Association (AIMMAA), will entail a prize money of ₹4 crore as well as 96 players and eight teams.Bill Dosanjh, SFL’s CEO & Founder said: “Having MTV as the broadcast partner will further augment our endeavour to reach the core population of India and make SFL a name to reckon with in the MMA fraternity in India.” COMMENT × sport Published on SHARE Actors Jacqueline Fernandes and Tiger Shroff at the launch of Super Fight League Season 2 in Mumbai on Monday   –  PTI SHARE SHARE EMAIL Actors Jacqueline Fernandes and Tiger Shroff at the launch of Super Fight League Season 2 in Mumbai on Monday   –  PTI satellite and cable service COMMENTSlast_img read more

(RPTNG AFTER ADDING A WORD IN PARA 7)

first_imgSouth Asian Games end with a colourful closing ceremony By Philem Dipak Singh Guwahati, Feb 16 (PTI) Northeast Indias diverse and colourful culture were in full display as the curtains were brought down on the 12th South Asian Games amid magnificent fireworks that lit the night sky over the capital city today. Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal declared the Games closed at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium here to mark the formal end to the 12-day biggest multi-sporting spectacle of the eight SAARC countries, jointly co-hosted by Guwahati and Shillong. “I declare the 12th South Asian Games closed,” Sonowal said in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Meghalaya Sports Minister Zenith M Sangma and Indian Olympic Association top bosses to bring a sombre end to the Games competed among more than 2500 athletes from eight countries. The Games flame at the cauldron was extinguished as the Guwahati night sky was lit with fireworks. The flag of the South Asian Olympic Council was lowered and handed over to the officials of next host country — Nepal. Sonowal handed the flag to the President of the South Asian Olympic Council N Ramachandran, who in turn handed it to 13th SAG Organising Committee Chairman and Nepal Olympic Committee chief Jeevan Ram Shreshtha in the presence of Nepal Sports Minister Satyanarayan Mandal. India, hosting the Games for the third time after Calcutta (1987) and Madras (1995), overwhelmingly dominated the 12th edition by grabbing an unprecedented 308 medals (188 gold, 90 silver, 30 bronze) and stamped their superiority as an unrivalled region sporting power. Sri Lanka were a distant second with 25 gold, 63 silver and 98 bronze while Pakistan ended at third with 12 gold, 37 silver and 57 bronze. India, in fact, bagged more than three-fourth of the total 239 gold on offer in 23 disciplines. The Games, which were inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 5 during a spectacular opening ceremony, had been quite a success on the sporting front though there were organisational issues, including provision of media facilities. The evening today began with performances by eight live bands from across the North Eastern states before the official closing ceremony started. PTI PDS CM AHadvertisementlast_img read more

KL University Admissions 2016: Apply online

first_imgKL University (KLU), Guntur has invited applications for admissions to Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) and Master of Technology (M.Tech) programmes offered in various specialisations for the academic year 2016. The eligible candidates should apply online latest by April 17.Educational qualification:B.Tech and B.Arch programmes: The candidates should have cleared class 12 from a recognised board or institute. M.Tech programmes: The candidates should have acquired a Bachelor’s of Technology (B.Tech) from a recognised university or institute. How to apply:The candidates can apply through an official website, the link for which is http://www.kluniversity.in/. The candidates can submit the hard copy of the application form along with the essential documents to ‘The Director, Admissions, KL University, 29-36-38, Museum Road, Government, Vijayawada – 520 002’ through a proper channel so as to reach before the closing date. Selection procedure:B.Tech programmes: Selection will be done on the basis of KLUEEE (KL University Engineering Entrance Examination), JEE-Main, JEE-Advanced and State Level Engineering Entrance Exams across India including EAMCET and merit in sports. B.Arch programmes: The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in KLUEEE and NATA. M.Tech programmes: The candidates should have secured a rank in GATE/ PGCET/ KLUEEE and interview. Important dates:Last date to apply:  April 17Last date for receipt of filled in applications:  April 18Date of KLUEEE-written test:  April 24Date of KLUEEE-online test: May 13 and May 14last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid into Champions League last eight

first_imgReal Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo was the scourge of AS Roma again as he inspired the hosts to a 2-0 win and a place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday, scoring and setting up a goal Rodriguez to seal a 4-0 aggregate victory.The Portugal forward, top scorer in the competition this season with 13 goals, netted for the sixth time in three games in all competitions by finishing off substitute Lucas Vazquez’s cross at the near post after 64 minutes.Four minutes later Ronaldo, who put Real on the way to a 2-0 win in the first leg of the last-16 tie with a stunning strike, released Rodriguez with a delicate pass and the Colombia forward prodded the ball between the legs of keeper Wojciech Szczesny.”It was a difficult game even though some people didn’t expect it would be, but in the end we achieved our objective, which was to go through, and we didn’t concede a goal,” Real coach Zinedine Zidane told a news conference.Real’s Keylor Navas kept his sixth straight Champions League clean sheet to move ahead of former Manchester United stopper Edwin van der Sar with the second-longest run in the competition without conceding a goal and is now unbeaten in 540 minutes.Roma coach Luciano Spalletti said before the game that he was “asking for the impossible” from his side as they looked to overturn the deficit surrendered at the Olympic Stadium, but they had two clear chances to take the lead before the break.Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah were each through on goal but shot wide of the near post. In the second half, Navas rushed out to deny Roma defender Kostas Manolas and then went flying to his right to claw away a stinging low strike by Diego Perotti.advertisement”We had our chances and we had to score them. If we had it would have changed our mentality and the game,” Roma coach Luciano Spalletti told a news conference.”We have thrown away a great chance because Madrid are not in great form, their football is not irresistible.”Real’s Costa Rica keeper Navas has yet to let in a goal in this season’s Champions League and only trails German Jens Lehmann, who went 853 minutes in Europe’s elite club competition without conceding for Arsenal.Roma’s Egypt forward Salah missed another chance at the near post in the second period while the game was still goalless, but Ronaldo showed no such mercy at the other end.The 31-year-old, who scored four times in the second half on Saturday in a 7-1 La Liga mauling of Celta Vigo, fired past a helpless Szczesny after an excellent piece of skill and cross by Vazquez, before teeing up Rodriguez to finish off the Italians.last_img read more

Atletico Madrid win thrilling shootout to reach Champions League quarters

first_imgAtletico Madrid celebrated like they had won the trophy after reaching the Champions League quarterfinals by edging past PSV Eindhoven 8-7 on penalties on Tuesday following 210 goalless minutes in their last-16 tie.Juanfran converted the winning spotkick at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, before ripping off his shirt and charging to celebrate wildly with the home fans after the two sides became the first to end a Champions League knockout match 0-0 on aggregate.It took 16 kicks to finally produce a winner with Luciano Narsingh hitting the crossbar with PSV’s eighth effort before Juanfran coolly delivered for his side. Atletico are into the last eight for third successive year, having also needed penalties to beat Bayer Leverkusen last season.The Spanish side, runners-up in 2014, had home advantage in Tuesdays second leg after drawing in the Netherlands but were kept in check by a disciplined defensive display from the Dutch champions.Atletico should have gone ahead after 15 minutes when Koke set up Antoine Griezmann, but PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet blocked his low shot with a fine reflex save from 10 metres.Zoet denied Griezmann again when he beat away the Atletico forward’s goal-bound header from point-blank range in a first half of few chances.PSV looked for opportunities on the counter-attack and Luuk de Jong missed a chance for the Dutch champions just before the break.PSV were more adventurous in the second half, however, and came closest to breaking the deadlock in the 58th minute when Jurgen Locadias shot from the left was pushed onto the post by Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.advertisementAtletico defender Filipe Luis then reacted quickly to prevent De Jong from scoring on the rebound.Just after the hour mark, Zoet blocked an effort from Filipe Luis and the rebound fell for Yannick Carrasco, who shot wildly over the bar.Substitute Fernando Torres led Atleticos attacking efforts in the second half spurning two half-chances before he had a firm left-footed shot from an acute angle palmed onto the crossbar by Zoet in the 87th minute.Lucas Hernandez headed over in extra time after finding himself unmarked from a corner and Atletico captain Gabi wasted a free kick on the edge of the PSV penalty area, but the hosts could not find a way through.last_img read more

AP govt to launch 33 hotels to boost tourism

first_imgMumbai, Jun 10 (PTI) Andhra Pradesh government is planning to add 33 hotels, including major global and domestic brands, in the state at a total investment of Rs 2,400 crore to strengthen tourism development.”To further strengthen tourism development in the state, Andhra Pradesh is launching 33 hotels offering more than 2,766 rooms with a total investment of Rs 2,400 crore,” an Andhra Pradesh Tourism release issued here said.It said as tourist preference patterns over the years have shown a gradual shift from traditional tourism, with more and more tourists now inclined towards additional entertainment avenues, including water sports, adventure tourism, Andhra Pradesh is also focusing on them.To cater to this ever-rising group of tourists and to make Andhra Pradesh the most preferred destination, the state is all set to launch a host of water sports and adventure tourism facilities, it said.In line with the surge in tourist interest in water sports, the state has already introduced facilities like para-sailing, jeep para-sailing, para-motoring, water-skiing, speed boat among others at Bhavani Islands in Vijayawada, it said.Work is also underway to replicate the same across other key beaches such as Rishikonda, Bheemili, Mangamaripeta, Thotlakonda among others, it added.”We are extremely proud to announce the launch of a host of water sports and adventure tourism facilities in Andhra Pradesh. This launch will herald a new dimension in tourism in the state,” Andhra Pradesh Principal Secretary – Tourism and Culture, Neerabh Kumar Prasad said.The state is geared up to launch amphibious vehicles in Vijayawada and Rajahmundry, which can operate on both land and water, the release said.advertisementThe state is also coming up with sea planes to be functional in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Kakinada to offer Heli tourism, it said.Site for setting up seaplane jetty has been identified in all the destinations and currently, design work is underway, it said.State Tourism department Commissioner R P Khajuria said, “Amphibious vehicles and Heli tourism are two most contemporary forms of tourism attractions. We plan to launch them soon and are really upbeat about it. Overall, with the launch of these hosts of water sports and adventure tourism activities, we feel tourism in the state will get a major boost.” PTI SM SDL IKAlast_img read more

Jordan Spieth looking forward to Rio Games despite Zika fears

first_imgWorld number two Jordan Spieth has played down fears that the Zika virus could affect his participation at the 2016 Rio Games, adding that he is looking forward to the “tremendous honour” of representing his country in Brazil.The 22-year old, who will defend his US Open title at Oakmont this week, had not categorically committed to the event over fears of the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to birth defects and developmental problems in babies.However, Spieth said he was satisfied by the information given by the PGA Tour.”Based on what’s come to my knowledge at this point, it seems like it’s going to be an extremely memorable experience,” Spieth told reporters in a press conference on Monday.”I look forward to trying to win a gold for the United States. (Rory McIlroy may skip Rio Games over Zika fears )”Do I think being an Olympian outweighs any significant health threat? No. If I thought that the threat was significant, I certainly would not go.”World number one Jason Day also expressed doubt about his participation over fears about the virus earlier this month.US health officials have concluded that Zika infections in pregnant women can cause microcephaly, a birth defect marked by small head size that can lead to severe developmental problems in babies.The World Health Organization has said there is strong scientific consensus that Zika can also cause Guillain-Barre, a rare neurological syndrome that causes temporary paralysis in adults.The connection between Zika and microcephaly first came to light last fall in Brazil, which has now confirmed more than 1,400 cases of microcephaly that it considers to be related to Zika infections in the mothers.advertisementThe Rio Olympics take place from August 5-21.last_img read more

Anil Kumble: Gutsy coach won’t let Team India cut quarters

first_imgWhat makes Anil Kumble the most respected and awe-inspiring cricketer to have worn India colours? The stats – 956 international wickets? The Badge of Honour – 10 for 74 at Kotla? The leadership – the controversial ‘Monkeygate’ series in Australia? The Grit – bowling with the bandaged broken jaw in Antigua (2002)? (‘Honoured’ Anil Kumble ready for ‘big responsibility’)The answer: all of the above. Plus the ability to swallow his pride and sacrifice in the team’s interest. How can you forget he was made to sit out of the only World Cup final India played in his career (vs Australia, Johannesburg, 2003). Or, the dozens of overseas Tests captains made him sit out when only one spinner, his own understudy Harbhajan Singh played as the lone spinner. (BCCI has complete faith in Kumble: Anurag Thakur)Sourav Ganguly, the one captain who had to make such difficult choices time and again calls Kumble a “gentleman” for being able to take personal dejections on his chin, saying, “That has been the greatest regret of my captaincy career as I had to make Kumble sit out many times. Never did he sulk or complain.” (India coaches from the past | BCCI finally gets over its obsession with foreign coaches)Except for once. Kumble, seemingly downhill since his shoulder surgery in 2001, was again made to sit out of the Brisbane Test, the first of that memorable India-Australia 2003-04 series as Ganguly drafted Harbhajan in the XI. At the end of first day’s play, while the team packed their kits and went back to the Hotel, Ganguly was just settling down with his family for the evening when Kumble knocked at the door. “I want to announce retirement at the end of this Test and go back home,” boom went Kumble, even as a dazed Ganguly kept looking at his face. All he could do was to call out his wife Dona and ask her to request Kumble to hold onto his decision till at least the end of the series. (Kumble Funfacts)advertisementAs luck would have it, Harbhajan broke his finger during that Test and went in for a surgery. Kumble got into the XI and picked up 24 wickets in the remaining three Tests, including the important ones in India’s historic win at Adelaide and never looked back again till he himself decided to hang up his boots on that November 2 (2008) afternoon at Kotla.Captaincy came late to him, more as default than anything. But the year he led India in Tests he got the best out of his players and when he realised his shoulder couldn’t take the load, he retired midway in the series that India were to win against Australia. He didn’t even wait for the last Test to hold aloft the Gavaskar-Border Trophy, allowing the new captain MS Dhoni the honours. Like a True Gentleman, typically Kumble.PS: A note to the Team – Anil Kumble was also a no-nonsense player. He wouldn’t let the current ones to concede even an inch while on the field.last_img read more

Vijender is an amateur, not in my league: Kerry

first_imgNew Delhi, June 26 (PTI) Former European champion and an experienced Australian boxer Kerry Hope has dared Indian knockout king Vijender Singh ahead of their WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight championship title to be held at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here on July 16. WBC Asian Boxing Council champion Kerry Hope, who is currently training hard in Wales, comes into the title fight against Vijender with an impressive record of 23 wins from 30 fights. “Im leaving no stone unturned in my preparation. Make no mistake, Vijender Singh is in trouble,” said the 34-year-old Southpaw, who has an edge in experience over Vijender with 183 rounds under his belt. “He knows it and I know it. I saw the fear in his eyes at the press conference. He knows that hes not in my league. Hes been fighting trash and still seems like an amateur fighter so I am going to show him what professional boxing is all about. “Hes not used to going long rounds and having to dig deep and find a second wind. Im going to bring the pressure and hes going to wilt. On 16 July there will be 1.25 billion disappointed fans of Vijender Singh,” he added. Vijender has a huge fan following in India but Kerry said in any sport, athlete needs experience not support of crowd. “I know there will be an army of support for Singh, but they cant help him or fight for him. Itll be just Vijender, the referee and me in the ring when the bell goes,” Hope said. “Vijender has fought absolutely nobody so far and hes out of his depth facing me so early in his career. Im not quite sure what his team were thinking accepting the fight, but I believe hes been overmatched. “India is one of the greatest sporting nations on earth but the country will be in a state of mourning when Singh is knocked out by me,” he added. Vijender is undefeated in six fights with six knockouts in only seventeen rounds of action since his pro debut last October. He is currently training in Manchester. Vijenders fight will be telecasted live on Star Sports 4 and HD 4 alongwith Hotstar. PTI ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

Louie Vigil joins Alab Pilipinas on loan from San Miguel

first_imgCanadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue The 6-foot-3 Vigil, who is hardly used as a member of the stacked Beermen in the PBA, is just on loan to bolster Alab’s new-look roster, according to Alab team owner Charlie Dy.Vigil isn’t the only PBA cager to join Alab’s bid in reclaiming the title.Former pro Aaron Aban also came out of retirement to give the squad a shot in the arm.Aban, known for his defense, toughness and outside shooting, won six championships as a member of TNT.So far, Alab has officially named eight players on its lineup led by returning reinforcement Renaldo Balkman.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Teaming up with Balkman are former NLEX import Adrian Forbes, crack Fil-American point guard Jason Brickman and versatile wing Jeremiah Gray.Also returning for another season are Brandon Rosser and Lawrence Domingo.Alab, which is coming off a disappointing stint last season, opens its campaign against the Mono Vampire on November 17.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect Becoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer guard Louie Vigil is the latest new face to parade his wares at Alab Pilipinas in the coming 10th Season of the Asean Basketball League, the team announced on Instagram Wednesday. Jun Manzo making most of his final stretch with UP: ‘I’m giving it my all’ ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Kawhi Leonard misses 3rd straight game for Clippers

first_imgMatteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Leonard bruised his left knee in a loss at Houston last Wednesday and didn’t play at New Orleans or against Atlanta last week. Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers says it was “very possible” Leonard was going to play Monday. Rivers has displayed little concern that Leonard will be out long.“I just know it’s going to happen,” he said of Leonard and George playing together for the first time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice View comments MOST READ NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Leonard has missed five of the Clippers’ 14 games. When he’s been in the lineup, he’s averaging 26.8 points.George has scored 70 points in just 44 minutes over the past two games since making his season debut after rehabbing from two shoulder operations. Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Rice industry paralysiscenter_img Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Cassius Winston speaks after Michigan State tops Charleston Southern Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, shoots over Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard is missing his third straight game for the Los Angeles Clippers, again delaying his on-court pairing with new teammate Paul George.George was in the lineup Monday night against his former team, Oklahoma City, which traded him to the Clippers in the offseason.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’last_img read more