Arellano pulls rug from under St. Benilde, ends four-game skid

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Quarters: 19-20, 35-47, 58-62, 87-81. Read Next Perlas boosts hopes for podium finish with Vietnam rout Dela Cruz triggered Arellano’s telling 15-2 run that turned a 69-63 deficit in the final 7:17 to a 78-71 lead, capped off by his back-to-back treys with 2:57 remaining.“I was surprised with his performance. I hope he consistently does this,” said coach Jerry Codiñera of his guard in Filipino.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 shutoutLervin Flores added a double-double of 14 markers, 11 boards, and two blocks, while Kent Salado got nine points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals.Arellano finally broke out of its funk and rose to 3-5, just in time for its first round-ending duel against reigning champion San Beda on Tuesday. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short programcenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLevi dela Cruz sparked Arellano’s fourth quarter assault as the Chiefs finally snapped a four-game losing slide with a come-from-behind 87-81 victory over St. Benilde Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The 22-year-old playmaker fired 12 of his 24 points in the payoff period, to go with four assists, three rebounds, and a block to help complete the Chiefs’ fightback from 16-points down, 39-23, midway in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “At least, this was what we’re waiting for. When I woke up earlier, I had a good feeling that we’ll finally get the win,” said Codiñera.Clement Leutcheu topped St. Benilde (2-7) with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Edward Dixon got 14 markers and 14 boards as the Blazers stumbled to their third straight defeat to finish the first round.The Scores:ARELLANO 87 – Dela Cruz 24, Flores 14, Salado 9, Alcoriza 8, Enriquez 7, Nicholls 7, Concepcion 6, Cañete 4, Meca 4, Taywan 4, Filart 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Padilla 0, Viloria 0.ST. BENILDE 81 – Leutcheu 21, Dixon 14, Domingo 10, Sta. Maria 10, Naboa 9, Castor 8, Pili 6, San Juan 3, Young 0.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Fajardo, Heruela lead San Miguel rally to fend off GlobalPort

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Championship or bust for Jaja Santiago in her final year in NU Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 Citycenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I’m really expecting this kind of game against GlobalPort because they’re playing really well,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria after his squad rose to 5-0. “Besides, one of our super five Alex Cabagnot, did not play due to a foot injury.”Heruela, who came off the bench and stepped up in the absence of starting guard Alex Cabagnot, sparked the telling run with a layup before Fajardo finished it by scoring six straight points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe two Cebuanos, who were also teammates in college, accounted for 16 of the Beermen’s 18 points during the stretch. Fajardo finished with 34 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks while Heruela collected 17 points, five assists and six steals.“I’m so happy tonight because of my players off the bench, especially Heruela. He stole the show from June Mar, Arwind (Santos) and Marcio Lassiter,” Austria said. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer needed a late run to beat GlobalPort, 107-93, and stay undefeated in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.June Mar Fajardo and Brian Heruela led an 18-0 surge in the last 5:10 by the Beermen, who turned a two-point deficit into a 101-85 advantage with 1:36 left.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ GlobalPort stayed in step with San Miguel up until the last five minutes when the Beermen broke loose.The Batang Pier even got the headstart, leading by as much as 11, 14-3, early in the first quarter before the Beermen came back. The game was as competitive as it gets as it saw 44 lead changes with the last, 85-87, at the 4:34 mark courtesy of a basket by Fajardo.Stanley Pringle had 23 points but turned the ball over seven times for GlobalPort, which slid to 2-3.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

Japan’s Hanyu sets Olympic record in short program

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Federer ‘never imagined’ having chance to become oldest number one Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan leaves the ice following his performance in the men’s short program figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Somewhere in the midst of hundreds of cascading Winnie The Pooh dolls stood Yuzuru Hanyu.Oh yeah, there he was, at center ice, bowing to a huge ovation for an Olympic-record short program.ADVERTISEMENT Hanyu might have done his best work avoiding the Poohs — sort of his trademark because he collects them — that fell around him when he finished his skate. Thousands of mini-flags featuring the Japanese rising sun had greeted Hanyu to the ice. The defending Olympic champion from Japan scored 111.68 points Friday, building more than a four-point lead over Spain’s Javier Fernandez, who happens to share the same coach, two-time Olympic medalist Brian Orser.Hanyu’s countryman Shoma Uno was third at 104.17, followed by China’s Jin Boyang at 103.32.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHanyu missed two months of training with an ankle injury and only recently returned to full practices. No matter. He hit every element of a highly difficult program with precision and grace.“I just wanted to show everyone I’m back, I’m here,” Hanyu said. Read Next Was he ever. In what amounted to a spectacular jumping contest complemented by superb spins and intricate footwork amid intense pressure, the top four were magnificent and spotless.“I probably could get a little bit more points into the program, but not much more,” Fernandez said. “We’re hitting the limits of figure skating right now.”Two-time U.S. champion Nathan Chen, a pre-games favorite, was anything but spot-on. He missed on all his jumps, plummeting to 17th place with a tentative and passionless showing.“I’ve never been in this spot so I really don’t know what to do,” Chen said. He skated after Hanyu and the Pooh bear delay, something Chen had experienced before without being bothered by it. “I thought I did everything right in my general approach and it just didn’t work out the way it was supposed to.”Fellow American Adam Rippon finished seventh without attempting a quad in what was otherwise a high-wire act for the men.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

Smith blasts ‘terrible’ PBA referees

first_imgHowever, Jayson Castro believes that TNT must play through those distractions and focus on the game at hand.“That’s how it is. What we must do is to focus on the game and don’t mind the officiating. We can’t do anything about that. The officials are doing their job and they might get things wrong cause they’re just human. But we have to focus on our game and bounce back next game,” he said.Game 6 is on Sunday, where the KaTropa shoots to force a winner-take-all Game 7.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT import Joshua Smith went straight to the point and lambasted the referees on the heels of his squad’s 111-102 Game 5 loss to San Miguel in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Friday.“PBA officials are terrible,” he said, obviously pissed off with how the game ended.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong MOST READ View comments Relaxed and resting LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img What ‘missteps’? Smith felt slighted by the way the game was officiated, calling out referees Noy Guevarra, Rey Yante, and Mao Orioste, “terrible.”When pressed to elaborate on his statement, the hulking reinforcement repeated the same words thrice before reporters decided to abruptly end the interview.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 starsSources close to the situation shared that Smith’s frustration is from what he felt were a lot of non-calls against him, which paved way for Beermen to come back from a 15-point halftime hole and eventually take the 3-2 series lead.Not helping was the 32 fouls whistled on the KaTropa, which led to 38 free throw attempts for San Miguel. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Dolor coming home; Quiel tapped as replacement

first_imgRobredo: 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Cayco is expected to arrive in Suwon, South Korea, on Thursday and will bring home the FEU standout, leaving behind the rest of the national men’s team currently training there.The Umingan, Pangasinan, native and former Spikers’ Turf Most Valuable Player broke his left pinky finger, which had to be operated immediately.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 starsDolor was doing blocking drills with members of the coaching staff, who were firing from an elevated position when it happened.Dolor was rushed to Soo Hospital and immediately went under the knife. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas acting president Peter Cayco will personally bring home dejected Greg Dolor, who will miss the Asian Seniors and Southeast Asian Games after breaking his finger during a freak training accident recently.Peter John Quiel, another Far Eastern University stalwart, has been tapped by national coach Sammy Acaylar to take over Dolor’s spot.ADVERTISEMENT Marinerong Pilipino sails to playoffs, caps comeback by sinking AMAcenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We know that Greg is a valuable member of the team and [would have played] a key role as our men’s national team shoots for a podium finish in the biennial meet,” said Cayco. “But his health is our primary concern.”“I will fly to Suwon City, South Korea, as soon as possible to personally check his condition and bring him home,” he added. “The entire team and the federation are fully behind him in this very challenging situation.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Mendez gets lift from crowd to finish 2nd in Cebu Ironman

first_imgMOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 Mauricio Mendez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Mauricio Mendez has heard all the talks about how great the feeling is racing in the Philippines as he prepared for his first triathlon in the country.But the Mexican wasn’t prepared for the warmth the Cebuano crowd gave him, expressing his gratitude with the lift from the spectators as he found his second wind late in the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant “That race was really hard. But I think what makes it great is really the support of the people. All the support from everyone is just incredible,” the 22-year-old said. “I was told it was a lot of fun here, but I never expected that. It just pumped me up.”It was a complete 180-degree shift for Mendez, who usually doesn’t pay much attention to his surroundings whenever he races.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 stars“When I start running, I try to lose myself a little bit and just focus on the race. I knew it was more of like a survival because it was very hot,” he said.The 2016 Xterra world champion couldn’t help but soak in all the cheers as he battled through the scorching heat with the crowd giving him the much-needed boost that helped him recover from his slow showing in the bike course before eventually, moving past the chase group to get to as high as second place. Pressure builds for Reed after another Ironman title in Cebu LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “I’m just happy for being able to thank all the people that supported the race. In the first kilometer, I just wanted to finish because I really thought that this is going to be a long race. But I gave my heart and I expected to do well. I’m just happy for the result,” he said.With the morale-boosting stint, Mendez vowed to be back next year for the 2018 Asia Pacific Championships as he hopes to get another chance to race in front of the adoring Cebuanos.“I’m really looking forward to coming back here next year, train harder, try to get a win, and just be the best person that I can be,” he said. “I will be back. I’ll try to win this race and I will try everything I can to be here.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 9

first_imgRobredo: 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 LATEST STORIES (2) Gab Dagangon – F, Perpetual Altas21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocksLast Week: N/AGab Dagangon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERPlaying like a team with a purpose, Perpetual Help finally gutted out a 88-82 overtime win over Letran.And the one to anchor the Altas was Gab Dagangon.The senior forward drilled huge buckets in the extra period as Perpetual Help got themselves back into the hunt for a Final Four slot.(3) Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions10.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1 assist, 1.5 blocksLast Week: 1Javee Mocon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERConsistency is key for Javee Mocon. Last Week: N/ATey Teodoro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTey Teodoro did all he could to salvage Jose Rizal University in its classic duel, drilling clutch triples just to keep his team in contention.However, his disqualification in second overtime after picking up his fifth foul took the air out of the Heavy Bombers. He was the fourth player to foul out in the game, as JRU saw they four-game winning streak come to a screeching halt. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Michael Calisaan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCall it a redemption game.Thrown out in San Sebastian’s first round meeting against EAC, Michael Calisaan came back with a vengeance as his superb efforts gave the Golden Stags another victory.More importantly, Calisaan’s performance leveled San Sebastian’s record to 5-5 as it gears up against contenders Perpetual and San Beda.(6) Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs17 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assistsLast Week: 5Kent Salado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERKent Salado chose the perfect time to be at his best as he delivered the dagger buckets in Arellano’s double overtime win over Jose Rizal University on Thursday.The fearless guard almost single-handedly put the game away and diffused the explosive Heavy Bombers.(7) Tey Teodoro – G, JRU Heavy Bombers30 points (6-17 3PT FG), 6 rebounds, 1 assist We’re finally in the second round and it seems like Lyceum and San Beda are just cruising to get the top two spots in the Final Four.But the sense of urgency is palpable for the middle teams, with teams refusing to back down which led to two games this week going to overtime. 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 openingAs always, games are won by the heroes and this are this week’s top performers.(1) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ With Robert Bolick serving his one-game suspension on Friday, the forward kept San Beda afloat in its 88-70 win against Mapua.Continuously churning out double-doubles through the course of the season, it should be no surprise that Mocon is in the discussion for this season’s MVP race. (4) Prince Eze – C, Perpetual Altas21 points, 19 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 blockLast Week: N/APrince Eze. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLeading the MVP race to end the first round, Prince Eze picked up where he left off and unleashed another dominant showing against Letran.The Nigerian imposed his will in the paint against the depleted Knights frontline on Thursday.(5) Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags19 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 stealLast Week: N/A NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul 18.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 stealsLast Week: N/ACJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERBreaking the norm this season, we finally got a player to top this list twice.Against cellar-dwelling foes, CJ Perez’s steady play lifted Lyceum to stretch its unbeaten run to 11 as the Pirates continued to show their dominance.But tougher foes are still out to put the first dent in the Pirates’ armor, with games against Arellano and Perpetual slated in the next two weeks.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: UAAP Season 80 opening ceremony With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

CWG badminton: Kashyap stuns Hasim, enters semifinals

first_imgRising shuttler P Kashyap produced a lion-hearted performance to stun higher-ranked Malaysian Muhammad Hafiz Hasim to advance to the semifinals of individual badminton event of the Commonwealth Games here today.Sixth seed Kashyap, playing his first Commonwealth Games, digged deep into his armoury to script a brilliant 19-21 21-19 21-16 victory over fourth seed Hasim, much to the amusement of the cheering crowd who packed the stadium to the brim here.Kashyap will next face second seed Rajiv Ouseph, whom he had beaten in the team event semifinals a few days ago, in the semifinals tomorrow.Chetan also breezed past Carl Baxter 21-17 21-9 in another quarterfinal match to set up a clash with world number 1 Lee Chong Wei, who beat eighth seed Chen Yza of Singapore at the Siri Fort sport complex here.However, fifth seed Aditi Mutatkar was not as lucky as the Indian lost 8-21 12-21 to second seed Mew Choo Wong in another match.Jwala Gutta and V Diju also bite the dust against Malaysian pair Koo Kien Keat and Chin Ei Hui 13-21 19-21 in another final eight match.Jwala, who had to play four matches in a day, however had some reasons to cheer as she and her women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa beat Heather Olver and Marian Agathangelou 21-9 21-14 to reach the semifinals.However, it was the men’s singles match between Kashyap and Hasim that brought the crowd to their feet.Locked in a battle of attrition, Kashyap showed his brilliance as he was quick on his feet and retrieved everything thrown at him. His smashes also came good as he edged past his rival in the marathon 58-minute battle.advertisementThere was not much to choose between the two as both Kashyap and Hasim played some brilliant badminton. While the nimble-footed Hasim used his height to perfection reaching out to the shuttle with utmost ease, Kashyap dived and stretched his limits to show his prowess in the game.In the first game, Kashyap opened up a narrow 2-4 lead and moved to 11-9 at the break but Hasim caught up with him at 12-12, before wresting the lead at 19-17 and sealing the game.The 24-year-old Indian came back strongly in the second game and led 11-5 but Hasim again narrowed it down to 20-18 with some deft netplay, but some unforced errors put paid to his hopes as Kashyap was back in the reckoning.In the decider, Kashyap was 11-8 at the break and although Hasim tried to claw his way back and made it 16-17, a few errors saw the Indian bursting into jubilation amid a boisterous crowd.”This is one of the biggest wins of my career. He is an experienced player and have been in the top 20 for quite some time now. He is also very cool mentally and so to beat him here is very satisfying,” Kashyap said after the match.”I have lost a lot of matches after losing the first game and I told myself that today I am not going to lose my confidence and this win have really boosted me.”His defence is very strong and he has a good cross court netplay and his shots are very sharper. He was playing a lot of drops and was retrieving all my smashes so I had to keep it steady and keep pushing. When I had a few points lead, his rhythm broke,” he said.Asked about his next match against Rajiv, Kashyap said, “He will be prepared for me this time. Last time we were meeting for the first time, so he didn’t know my strokes. I have to be more aggressive tomorrow,” he said.Chetan too hardly broke any sweat against Baxter. The Indian opened up a narrow 5-2 lead and held his fort moving from 12-6 to 20-15 before closing it comfortably after losing two game points.In the second game, the Indian grabbed 10 straight points to move from 3-2 to 12-2 as Baxter’s game crumbled.”I slowed down the game. I was playing my natural game. I started off well and it put pressure on him,” he said.Asked about his semifinal match against top seed Lee, Chetan said, “I have nothing to lose, I will go out and play.I have extended him last year in All England and I have to be mentally strong against him tomorrow. I hope the crowd turns the game in my favour.”Earlier in the day, top seed Saina spanked Nigerian Caroline Black 21-0 21-2, while Aditi beat Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland 21-11 21-17 in 24 minutes in the pre-quarterfinals.advertisementKashyap also beat Kieran Merrilees of Scotland 21-12 21-15, while third seed Anand thrashed Jamie Van Hooijdonk 21-8 21-2 in another pre-quarterfinals match here.Gutta and Diju beat fellow Indian pairs Rupesh Kumar and Ashwini Ponnappa 15-21 21-18 21-16 in a 25-minute battle but it was all over for Sanave Thomas and Aparna Balan as they lost 15-21 18-21 to Chris Adcock and Gabby White in another 28-minute match.Women’s doubles pair of Jwala and Ashwini also battled their way past the Malaysian pair of Chin EH and Woon KW 15-21 21-10 21-16 in a 41-minute clash.The men’s doubles pair of Rupesh and Sanave had also reached the quarters beating Jamaican pair Henry Gat and Palmer GT 21-11 21-7 in a 17-minute match.However, Aditi and Aparna had lost their pre-quarters match to Australian pair of Choo L and Vithi Veeran 21-16 23-21 in just under 30 minutes.last_img read more

IPL 2011: Kings XI Punjab must beat Royal Challengers Bangalore to stay afloat

first_imgWith the race for a berth in the play-offs hotting up, sixthplaced Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be determined to quell Kings XI Punjab’s challenge in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Bangalore on Friday.Thanks to successive victories, RCB have nine points from eight games but will have to win at least four of their next six matches to be amongst the top four teams to make it to the qualifiers.Mumbai Indians, with 14 points from nine games, Kolkata Knight Riders (12 from 10) and Chennai Super Kings (12 from 9) are the front-runners at this stage of the twenty20 competition. And three wins from the remaining five games could certainly seal a place for these sides in the play-offs.Given this scenario, RCB will have to play their best cricket possible in the remainder of their six matches. A blip against Kings XI could make their climb to the summit more difficult.For Kings XI too, it will be a crucial game as they are languishing at the ninth place with just six points from seven matches.Kings XI will have to win on Friday to keep themselves in the reckoning for a place in the qualifiers.A defeat could virtually throw them out of the contest, unless they win all their remaining six matches.If RCB have the likes of Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, Kings XI have Adam Gilchrist, rising star Paul Valthaty and Shaun Marsh at their disposal who can tear apart any bowling side on their day.advertisementAnd considering the form of these gladiators and with the wicket expected to play hard and true, fans can expect a heap of runs.Interestingly, RCB have raised their game by a few notches since the arrival of Gayle.However, the Daniel Vettoriled side has serious concerns when it comes to their bowling department. With pace spearhead Zaheer Khan looking out of sorts, RCB’s bowling continues to remain its weakest link.Captain Vettori has been a standout performer with the ball and local players Syed Mohammad and Sreenath Arvind have done reasonably well, but what the Bangalore outfit lacks is a genuine wickettaking bowler.Kings XI, on other hand, have lost steam after making an impressive start to the tournament.Since winning three games on the trot, the Gilchrist-led side has lost three.Punjab’s batting has simply not been up to the mark despite Mumbaikar Valthaty’s early heroics and Gilchrist’s once-in-a-while pyrotechnics.The visitors’ batting had depended too much on these two big-striking openers and Punjab’s success depend much upon how their opening duo performs against RCB’s attack.Other overseas players, such as Marsh, Ryan McLaren and David Hussey, need to fire for Punjab to put up a good total or chase well.Kings XI’s bowling too has not been awe-inspiring. Praveen Kumar has not yet found top form on his return from an injury-induced lay-off and the attack wears a thin look.Piyush Chawla, who struggled in the World Cup, has underperformed with only four victims in six games and needs to be more effective to stop the rampaging RCB batting line-up.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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first_imgA dream project by the late Dr. Tonse Madhava Anantha Pai, Manipal University has transformed a barren Karnataka hilltop into an education hub. After completing his medical education from Madras University, he was all set to go to Hong Kong when his mother asked him to stay back and serve,A dream project by the late Dr. Tonse Madhava Anantha Pai, Manipal University has transformed a barren Karnataka hilltop into an education hub. After completing his medical education from Madras University, he was all set to go to Hong Kong when his mother asked him to stay back and serve the people of the region. Pai’s aim was to develop the rural areas of the district and rid the region of ill-literacy, illhealth and poverty. This led him to start schools in the remote areas of the district, followed by opening of Syndicate Bank and setting up of a private self-financed institution in Manipal by starting the Kasturba Medical College in 1953.H. S. BallalSo, on the hillock came up a medical college, and brick by brick other institutions came into being. H. S. Ballal, pro-chancellor, Manipal University explains, “As the institutions came up, the transformation of the barren hilltop began to take place. The open underdeveloped area paved way for commercial establishments to cater to the needs of the students. And as the number of students increased with the addition of more institutes, Manipal underwent a total change. All the institutions were under one umbrellaof ManipalAcademy of Higher Education. In 1993 we got the deemed University status. Only five colleges were present at that time. Today, the University has 22 institutions.” With the increase in the size of the university- institutions, students and staff-there has been a corresponding increase in the number of shops, eating houses and other commercial establishments. A number of residential complexes came up all over Manipal as the hill-top is also being considered as lucrative business by builders.The university has been able to cater to not just academic needs but also managed to attract a large number of students for its recreational facilities. “For the sports minded in particular the opportunities are limitless. The new indoor sports complex caters to a number of games and has a gymnasium, which has no parallel at least in this country. There are grounds for cricket, football and hockey, courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis and swimming pool to name a few,” says Ballal. It also offers students respite with tourist spots close to the campus. Mangalore which is only an hour away from Manipal, is very well connected. This coastal Tier-II city is beautiful and has scope for a variety of recreational activities. “Manipal has the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other and the tourism department has developed good getaways to let your hair down,” reiterates Ballal.Rajneesh SoniThe university has always managed to churn out some of the most interesting and unique courses including the three-year degree course in jewellery management and the medical education programme, which is a tie-up with the Malaysian government. Malaysian students are admitted to the Melaka Manipal Medical College and, initially complete two and half years of pre-clinical studies at the Manipal Campus and then move on to the Melaka campus to complete their MBBS. Sagun SawhneyThe degree is conferred by Manipal University. In another programme, the International Centre for Applied Sciences has a programme with universities in the US, UK and Canada. The students get their degrees from whichever foreign university they study at.With Pai’s dream project expanding offshore, it will soon be an Indian force to reckon with. “Diversity is the key to engaging academics”After a 40-year association with Manipal University, H. S. Ballal feels there is a lot that the university offers. He discusses its inception and changes it has brought about.Q.What was the idea and vision behind setting up Manipal University?A. Dr Pai’s aim was to develop the rural areas of the district and rid the region of ill-literacy, ill-health and poverty. This led him to start schools in the remote areas of the district, He set up a private selffinanced institution in Manipal by starting the Kasturba Medical College in 1953.Q. Has the area around the campus witnessed any cultural changes since its establishment?A. Students from different backgrounds pool in their culture to create an amazing kaleidoscopic culture. Yes, Manipal has a lot of restaurants and hotels to cater to the students of different nationality and culture. Overall, this diversity has helped the ambience around change.Q. What makes this university stand out from the rest?A. Manipal University is synonymous with education of the best kind. Students choose it for higher education with this single thought in mind and are proud of the degree. Our diverse courses and international exposure add many feathers to the cap making it one of the most trusted.Another brick in the wallTechno drive: Research is given a lot of prominence and the Health Science Library is designed in a way that it considered to be the best in Asia and so are the Anatomy and Pathology Museums.Numero uno: The three-year degree course in jewellery management and the medical education programme which is a tie-up with the Malaysian government is one of a kind programme.Local rules: Students choose Manipal University for quality higher education but the recreational activities and the tourist getaways add colour and provide respite to them.23,000 students study at the Indian, Dubai and Malaysian campus.The university has 2,500faculty members teaching various disciplines.283 courses are taught in the ten departments of the university.There are 8 foreign associations including three international campuses.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgHot favourites to spice up the season. A designer’s sit downFashion, food and design, a headier melange does not exist. And this winsome combination is the brainchild of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver who is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his restaurant Fifteen. The British gourmand’s Better Food Foundation, a charity,Hot favourites to spice up the season.A designer’s sit downFashion, food and design, a headier melange does not exist. And this winsome combination is the brainchild of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver who is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his restaurant Fifteen. The British gourmand’s Better Food Foundation, a charity which trains disenfranchised young people to become chefs, received a donation of twenty iconic ANT chairs from the Danish furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen. These were distributed among creative talents such as Alexander Mc Queen’s creative director Sarah Burton, artist Tracey Emin and Paul Smith who were given the carte blanche to stamp their seal of food-inspired design on these seats. Oliver too has worked his magic on a classic EGG chair and footstool, also donated by Fritz Hansen, besides designing an ANT chair in collaboration with renowned photographer David Loftus. Six of these seats will be a part of a lottery which will be held in October while the rest are to be auctioned online. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Better Food Foundation. So if you want to donate to a good cause or grab one of the chairs visit www.thebigchairproject.org.Hotel: Puttin’ on the RitzThe Ritz Carlton Hotel company recently announced the opening of its 80th hotel across the globe; its ninth in Europe and its first luxury resort in the the Austrian capital. The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, is composed of four historic palaces that date back to the 19th century and is located on Vienna’s Schubertring Boulevard. The resort features 202 guestrooms, including 43 suites and the Dstrikt restaurant, offering authentic Austrian cuisine from the kitchen of Chef Wini Brugge. The luxury hotel group plans to double its properties in Europe by 2015 and the Vienna opening is part of this strategy. Vienna’s historic pedigree and status as the leading destination for international congresses and conventions make this just the first of many new sights.Accessories: GoldfingerCelebrating 50 years of James Bond at the movies, cuticle care company OPI has launched a special edition nail polish containing real 18-carat gold leaf. Just a few specks will add a dramatic shine to any Bond girl’s digits. The Man With the Golden Gun paint launches in October, in time to shake the bottle, stir the brush and paint Ms. Moneypenny’s magical manicure in Skyfall.Gadget: Aural fixationUK-based Hart Audio has come out with speakers for the super rich. Cast in 18-carat gold, the ultra high-end boomboxes weigh approximately 50 kg and come bolted to an adjustable chrome stand. A three-driver design also enables the D&W aural pleasure to output richer sound for golden moments. Only one pair will be manufactured, while sterling silver and phosphor bronze versions are available in larger numbers.Fashion: No kiddingGiorgio Armani has opened its first Armani Junior showroom in India at DLF Emporio in the capital with designer Suneet Varma as its franchise partner. The 2,000 sq ft store will retail collections as varied as the lives of the children for whom it is designed. The stylish clothes and accessories will cater to boys and girls in the age group of 0-16 years. From basic pieces-shirts, sweatshirts and jeans-to more fashionable items-jackets, dresses and skirts, the label hopes to meet the suiting up demands for school, leisure time, sports, and formal occasions. The brand favours natural fabrics and offers a contemporary look.Jewellery: Bringing Gatsby backLegendary jeweller Faberge’s latest collection evokes the decadence of the 20s and the glamour of the lavish parties celebrated in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. The range includes pieces such as the dramatic Imperial necklace which has layers of precious Akoya pearls and fine white diamonds and is finished with an aristocratic crest from which hangs an exuberant pearl tassel. Another design which is reminiscent of Gatsby-esque heroines is the Collier Pur, a modern interpretation of the popular lariat necklace.Perfume: Scent of a womanNina Ricci has always endorsed the idea of effortless, classic femininity. When the label was established in 1932, Nina herself had the goal of simply creating very pretty, wearable clothes. The latest addition to the house’s line of luxury fragrances takes its name from one of its fashion collections launched in the 1960s, and has the sole purpose of embodying love in a bottle. Everlasting declaration of love just got the right scent this wedding season.Watch: Fly sky highOne of the most enduring partnerships in the watch industry is the eight-year collaboration between Breitling aviation-themed watches and qualified pilot John Travolta. This year, Breitling marks the 60th anniversary of its flagship flight piece Navitimer, the world’s oldest mechanical chronograph still in production, with a limited edition of 500 individually numbered pieces of its Navitimer Blue Sky, one of which now sits wrapped around Travolta’s wrist. “The watch does everything an aviation watch should do,” says the star. Considering that he holds 11 pilot licenses and five planes, we can safely assume he knows what he’s talking about.CalendaradvertisementadvertisementDates that mean something.Tod’s presents the India inspired photographs of Maimouna Guerresi, one of Europe’s leading photographers, at the Italian Cultural Centre in New Delhi.Spooky Goings On is a fun event held in Beaumaris Castle in Wales. The palace comes alive on Halloween with ghouls, ghosts and haunting tricks and games for the family.The Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 will showcase the work of major protagonists of contemporary architecture. The theme for this year’s fair is ‘Common Ground’.Here comes the brideThe three most expensive wedding gowns of all time.$12 Million-The most expensive wedding gown in history was created by Martin Katz Jewellers and Renee Strauss, a bridal couture designer and owner of a successful bridal salon in Beverly Hills. The magnificent dress featured 150 carats worth of diamonds woven throughout the dress. The diamond wedding gown was made to celebrate the spectacular bridal show at The Ritz-Carlton on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles.$8.5 Million-The world’s second most expensive wedding dress was created by Japanese designer Yumi Katsura. The sparkling wedding dress featured 1000 pearls and a rare 5-carat white gold diamond.$1.5 Million-The Peacock wedding dress was fashioned out of 2,009 pieces of peacock feathers. The expensive wedding dress was unveiled in 2009 at the wedding expo held in Nanjing, capital of east Chinas Jiangsu Province. The peacock wedding dress took eight craftsmen two months to finish by hand.TalkStay up to date with the latest.Berry gets the bootAn unhealthy obsession with shoes is a common affliction in the glitzy corridors of Hollywood but Halle Berry, who once turned up at a red carpet event in flip flops, is not one of them. So, the news of her collaboration with German footwear brand Deichmann came as a surprise to many. The Oscar-winning stunner is designing a range named Fifth Avenue by Halle Berry for the label, and was recently in Berlin shooting for its advertising campaign. Unfortunately for the 46-year-old, online commentators have not taken kindly to the footwear, with dowdy being a common adjective used to describe her creations.Water babyAcclaimed Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and American art dealer Kenny Schachter go a long way. He commissioned her to design the three-wheeled Z-Car in 2005 and now the Pritzker prize winning designer is creating the Z-Boat, an all black, 7.5-metre-long fibreglass vessel, for her loyal client. The knighted designer will create 12 boats and four prototypes which will be ready to hit the waves in early 2013. French manufacturers Shoreteam have been roped in to bring Hadid’s half-a-million dollar handiwork to life.Riding high and lowWith a unique, hand polished metal paint finish and explosive power, the only thing low about Harley-Davidson’s 2013 offering, the CVO Breakout, is its silhouette. This shiny declaration of independence has a lowered, raked front end, a chopped fender that enhances its long, slammed custom look, and a powerful, wide-standing wheel and set of forks that guarantee a solid stance on the road. Besides the perfect storm of engineering and style you’ll only find that this machine will spoil you with a wide choice of fun accessories.Wow welliesMatthew Williamson’s signature peacock feather print is all over his latest offering: rain boots deigned in collaboration with the footwear brand Havaianas. Though the label is better know for its bright flip flops, Williamson wanted to design a range of Wellington boots, as an ode to his English roots.Haute bagThe world of fashion thrives on the audacious and now a paper bag is pushing it to a whole new level of cheeky. When German designer Jil Sander sent her models down the runway with lunch bags made of paper, it was seen as a quirky statement in hard times. But now the label is retailing the Vasari bag for a cool $ 290 (16,000) and it has reportedly sold out. Here is one paper bag that will not hit the recycle bin anytime soon.Talking shopFrom a small 19th century raincoat shop to a well established global leader in fashion, Burberry has had a long and rewarding journey. The British brand commemorates its rise with a flagship store in Regent Street, London. The label integrated its physical and digital worlds to showcase its rich heritage through best-in-class craftsmanship and design. Innovative technology delivers digital experiences that bring all facets of the brand to life, using the tall indoor 6.9m high/ 38m2 laser phosphor display screen and over 420 speakers. The brand also introduced the Orchard bag this fall. The must-have accessory is inspired by vintage luggage and the British countryside.Indian by designSotheby’s in London recently held India Fantastique, an exhibit to celebrate 25 years of the creativity of the country’s couturier duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Their partnership has dressed actors and delivered costumes for numerous Bollywood films and created exuberant, maximalist interiors as well. Bravo!Zero calorie cartoonsWalt Disney may not have realised this, but the iconic characters created by him were a tad on the overweight side. Luxury retailers Barneys stepped in to give Minnie, Mickey, Goofy and Daisy, a makeover and they have emerged supermodel-skinny after the preening. session.The spice cellar: For sake’s sakeadvertisementAkiko TomodaIs it just a drink or a full on tradition? Undoubtedly, the Japanese take their drinking seriously; especially when it comes to sake, a tradition perfected by centuries of devotion across the length and breadth of the country.Devoted traditionMade from two basic components-water and rice-this traditional Japanese rice wine has been enthusiastically brewed in regions with abundant spring water and excellent rice. Take Nada in Hyogo prefecture, for example, one of the best sake-producing regions since the Edo period, the town is blessed with miya-mizu-divine quality water, top notch local rice, and a convenient location for transportation by sea. As the characteristics of local water and rice have strong ties with the regions climate and food culture, sake also attains unique regional characteristics that complement best with local dishes and delicacies. In Hokkaido, sake is prepared with extremely cold water which gives it a distinctively fragrant character that is best accompanied by local fresh seafood.But these are just the obvious parameters. Excellent ingredients demand excellent toji, the master brewer, to direct and manage the complex brewing processes, where rice undergoes a series of microbial fermentation. These skillful masters continue to find a way to brew more perfect sake, and some even play Mozart to uplift and relax the bacteria during the fermentation process.Cool and sakeliciousJustifiably, there are equally innovative ways to enjoy sake, from traditional “chilled, to room temperature or warm” to fashionable “cool sake style”: try sake on the rocks or a glass of sparkling sake with cheese.Having seafood for dinner? Try the more exotic green tea and sake cocktail: fill a rock glass with ice and pour equal parts of sake and green tea and stir gently (use genshu or undiluted sake for the recipe if possible). Half a teaspoon of powdered green tea further deepens the flavour. It cleanses the aftertaste and even works as a wonderful digestive.To chill with “Samurai Rock”, pour in sake over a generous amount of ice in a rock glass and twist lime to bring out the sweetness of the sake. It is just perfect to wash your palate after rich dishes like tempura.Sake can be mixed into creamy concoction as well. Unconvinced? Fill half a glass with nigorizake (unfiltered sake) and milk and stir gently; top up the concoction with ice. Add soda water or a twist of lemon if you like. Reminiscent of a yogurt drink or makgeolli (Korean rice wine) it pairs beautifully with spicy dishes. Nothing beats summer heat like a glass of delicious sake in “cool sake style”!The author is a sake sommelier.last_img read more

Ganguly-led BCCI technical committee calls for Ranji overhaul

first_imgThe Sourav Ganguly-led technical committee of BCCI on Tuesday outlined for major structural changes in the elite domestic tournament, the Ranji Trophy.The committee even recommended doing away with the Elite and Plate divisions.The technical committee, that met at the BCCI headquarters at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai discussed the issue for over two hours and opined that the Elite and Plate groups be replaced by three groups of nine teams each.”We have recommended two major changes in the Ranji Trophy format. There will be nine teams in three groups — A, B and C. Each team will play eight matches in the league stage and there will be promotion and relegation,” Ganguly told reporters after the meeting.”The changes will make the competition even and each team will play a few more matches. But all these are recommendations and the BCCI working committee will take the final decision,” he added.Each team will play eight matches at the league stage. Three teams each from groups A and B and two from group C will qualify for the knockout phase.The committee also proposed that quarterfinals, semifinals and the final should be five-day affairs. According to the current format only the final is a five-day affair.If in the knock-out phase, a result on first innings is not obtained at the end of the fifth day, then the match will be extended into a sixth day. If there is no outcome on first innings even at the end of the sixth day, then the winner will be decided on the spin of a coin.advertisementFor an outright win, teams will get six points. A bonus win – by an innings or by 10 wickets — will fetch teams one bonus point. If the teams are tied on both innings then they would get three points each.A first innings lead but no outright win will fetch a team three points while loss on first innings will get a team one point. Tie on first innings without outright result will give teams one point each.The committee also outlined the order in which the domestic season will proceed with Duleep Trophy being played first.The order – Duleep Trophy, Challenger Trophy, Ranji Trophy, Irani Cup, Vijay Hazare Trophy, Deodhar Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. There will be two Irani Cup games from the 2012-13 season.The committee also made changes in the playing condition in domestic limited-over games. It felt that a bowler should be permitted a maximum of twelve overs per match and two bouncers per over. There will be no change in the prevalent rule pertaining to the number of fielders allowed outside the thirty-yard circle in non-Powerplay overs.Ranji Trophy – Points systemOutright win6 pointsInnings win / win by ten wickets1 bonus pointTie on both innings3 points each1st Innings lead but no outright win3 pointsLoss on 1st innings1 pointTie on 1st innings without outright result1 point eachOutright lossNil1st innings results not achieved, with or without weather interference1 point eachlast_img read more

Prolific Harry Kane adds Cardiff to list of Premier League victims

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Starting the year right LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Kane had failed to breach Cardiff’s defense in his three previous matches against the Welsh club and only did so this time because of a touch of fortune. Cardiff defender Sean Morrison tried to clear the ball out of his area but it struck the midriff of Kane and ended up dribbling over the goal line.It was Kane’s 14th league goal, moving him alongside Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang atop the scoring list and one above current Golden Boot holder Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool forward.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionEriksen received a pass from Son, took a touch, and sent a precise shot from the edge of the area just inside the post to make it 2-0 in the 12th minute.Kane then played in Son, who found the corner with an angled shot in the 26th minute for his eighth goal in his past eight starts. Son has only one Premier League game left — against Manchester United on Jan. 13 — before he leaves to play for South Korea in the Asian Cup. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “That is football, we knew it would happen,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “He will go with his national team, but we have players and football is about the squad and surely we will find the solution.”Tottenham bounced back from a 3-1 home loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers, which was their first game since seriously entering the title conversation. If Liverpool loses to City, Spurs will be back in it.“I don’t care,” Pochettino said, when asked about Thursday’s game. “Of course I will watch it, it will be an unbelievable game and I enjoy football.”Cardiff stayed three points above the relegation zone with this latest convincing loss to one of the league’s heavyweight teams. It was beaten 5-1 at Manchester United just before Christmas and was also thrashed 5-0 by Man City at home in September.“When we start off like that, we shoot ourselves in the foot. All the planning goes out of the window,” Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said. “The goals were disappointing but they were too good for us in the first half. But that’s life and you move on.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s first goal of the game against Cardiff, during their English Premier League soccer match at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)CARDIFF, Wales — Harry Kane’s third-minute goal set Tottenham on its way to a 3-0 win at Cardiff on Tuesday, ensuring the prolific England striker has scored against all 28 teams he has faced in the Premier League.Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min also netted first-half goals as Tottenham moved back into second place, a point above Manchester City and six behind Liverpool. City and Liverpool play each other on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT “I was pleased that we hung in there because it’s easy to throw the towel down when you’re 3-0 down to a team like this.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

Alex Cabagnot happy to see former players Diego Dario, Paul Desiderio in the PBA

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town Cabagnot also didn’t forget about Dario, who played just around seven minutes for the Elite.“Diego came down one time and he passed it so I told him ‘Diego, shoot that man. You work on that all the time, shoot that,’” said Cabagnot. “I know that’s bad because I’m playing for San Miguel but they ‘re in a special place in my heart talaga.” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabagnot also praised both Dario and Desiderio for being able to put to good use the shooting drills they did in UP in the PBA.There were instances in the fourth quarter that Desiderio went up against Cabagnot and even used the move his mentor thought him when he was still a Fighting Maroon.“I told Paul ‘why are you guarding me?’ but Paul is just one of those strong guys,” said Cabagnot. “He did two dribbles and he even pump faked me but he missed the shot. Going down I told him ‘that’s a good move.’”The 37-year-old point guard, though, showed why he’s been in the PBA for so long, schooling Dario and Desiderio finishing with 19 points, on 8-of-15 shooting, and five assists.Desiderio and Dario, both 22, mustered just a combined four points and four assists.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:59Sports 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 When San Miguel easily handled Blackwater, 93-79, in the PBA Philippine Cup, Cabagnot was still supervising his former players from University of the Philippines even though they were part of the opposing team.Cabagnot was part of Bo Perasol’s coaching staff in the UAAP and he was responsible for helping hone Desiderio and Dario not only for the collegiate game but also for the PBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I know their potential and I’m glad those late night workouts we had at UP and those time we had for our extra sessions were not in vain,” said Cabagnot Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.“I tell them all the time that the PBA is easier to get in to, the harder part is staying. I hope they remember that.” MOST READ Julius Randle takes charge as Pelicans beat Bulls without Davis LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—Alex Cabagnot’s duty of teaching Paul Desiderio and Diego Dario didn’t stop in the collegiate league.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgan arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same). Dorf Ketal Adopts Oracle Sales Cloud to Boost Their Sales Pipeline DELHI, September 15, 2015/PRNewswire/ — Oracle Sales Cloud Aids Dorf Ketal in Accurate Forecasting, Lead Nurturing and Faster Closure of Opportunities Dorf Ketal, a global chemical manufacturer, has adopted Oracle Sales Cloud to streamline and enhance its sales processes. Oracle Sales Cloud offers a complete sales automation solution that gives sales and operations teams the tools they need to close the revenue gaps without surprises, compromises, or hidden costs. Oracle does this as part of a complete and integrated solution designed to enhance the customer experience (CX) at every customer touch point including sales, service, marketing, commerce, and social channels. Oracle Sales Cloud provides enterprise visibility to Dorf Ketal that lets them report across locations and divisions. It also enables them to measure salesforce effectiveness through multiple KPIs, which include activities, time to close, forecast accuracy etc. Leads get quicker responses from field representatives as they have access to information anywhere at any time. Prior to adoption of Oracle Sales Cloud, the CRM systems at Dorf Ketal could not scale per organizational requirements and had user adoption issues. The sales pipeline was unable to offer insights and ad hoc forecasting was inaccurate. Moreover, manual sales activity tracking was not effective enough to measure the sales pipeline progress which in turn did not allow the opportunity for appropriate coaching. The lack of a mobile solution with their prior CRM solution did not account for sales representatives who were constantly on the move like Oracle Sales Cloud does today. To overcome all these challenges Dorf Ketal procured Oracle Sales Cloud in February, 2013. Oracle Sales Cloud provides Dorf Ketal a 100% improvement of lead tracking and creates a unified response to their customers through a 360-degree view available to the sales representatives. Better customer visibility and informed coaching increases win rates, and also enhances transparency through the entire sales process, from lead sourcing to closing opportunities. Oracles superior solution enables 99% forecast accuracy enabling greater insight against KPIs, 100% user adoption and productivity through mobile applications allowing smartphone, tablet as well as Outlook integration. MORE PRN KSCadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisementDallas Friday (born 6 September 1986) is an American wakeboarder.Her competition victories include the ESPNESPY Award for Best Female Action Sports Athlete, four X Games gold medals, and several World Wakeboarding Titles.Friday began wakeboarding aged thirteen, and began competing professionally within a year.In her rookie season she won the Americas Cup title and a silver medal at the X Games, where she was the youngest competitor.Aged fourteen, Friday won gold at the ESPN X-Games and at the NBC Gravity Games.In 2001, she won the World Cup and placed first in the 2001 Malibu Open, the first two Pro tour stops, the Vans Triple Crown Ford Ranger Pro, Cable Wakeboarding Nationals, and the X-cup. In the 2003-2004 season, Friday won all but one professional event, and in 2005 she won her third gold at the X Games.In 2006, Friday won the World, Nationals, Masters and the Pro Tour Championships, and in 2007 she was undefeated in overseas Wakeboarding World Cup events.Friday won the “Queen of Wake” title in 2009, as well as the World Title.In 2010 Friday suffered severe injuries that required 2 years of rehabilitation causing her to miss the 2011 season.In 2004, she made a guest appearance in the popular television series Kim Possible.She is named after Dallas, a small town in North Carolina where her father was raised.Image Courtesy – Dallas Friday (Instagram)Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgSouth China SeaNew Delhi, Mar 2 (PTI) Amid increasing Chinese military assertiveness in the waters of South China Sea, a top American military commander today pitched for a quad-lateral security dialogue between India, Japan, Australia and the US even as he hoped for a joint patrol in the Asia Pacific region in future.Wooing India, chief of US Pacific Command Admiral Harry Harris said that on the security front, the US needs Indias leadership in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as there are significant security challenges that no country can tackle alone.”We are ready for you. We need you,” he said in his address at the Raisina Dialogue, a conclave on geo-economics and geo-politics here.He said both countries can together develop a roadmap that leverages respective efforts to improve the security architecture and strengthen regional dialogues.Talking about India hosting Japan and Australia for its first ever trilateral dialogue here last year, Harris said some of the topics discussed were maritime security, including freedom of navigation patrols, and tri-lateral cooperation in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.”One idea to consider is initiating a Quad-lateral Security Dialogue between India-Japan-Australia and the United States. Adding the US into this dialogue can amplify the message that we are united behind the international rules-based order that has kept the peace and is essential to all of us,” he said.Pitching for more joint military exercises, he said exercising together will lead to operating together.”By being ambitious, India, Japan, Australia, the United States and so many other like-minded nations can aspire to patrol together anywhere international law allows… And for decades, the United States has conducted freedom of navigation patrols without incident. No nation should perceive it as a threat,” he said.advertisementOn the US re-balance to Asia Pacific, Harris said strengthening economic connective tissue through security and diplomatic partnership is what Americas Rebalance to the Indo-Asia-Pacific is all about.”Expanded cooperation with India will not only be the defining partnership for the Rebalance, it will arguably be the defining partnership for America in the 21st century,” he said. (MORE) PTI SAP SMN PAL SMNlast_img read more

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first_imgCBI had filed a charge sheet against Sahani alleging thatCBI had filed a charge sheet against Sahani alleging that he, in collusion with other persons, used forged e-tickets and fake boarding passes to defraud Rajya Sabha to the tune of Rs 23.71 lakh as travel and dearness allowance reimbursement without undertaking the actual journey.Besides Sahani, whose term in Rajya Sabha ends in April 2018, others named in the CBI chargesheet were Anup Singh Panwar, an employee of Delhi-based Air Cruise Travels Private Limited, N S Nair, then Office Superintendent (Traffic), Air India and one Arvind Tiwari.Members of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha get 34 free air tickets in a year for themselves, their family members and associates for domestic travel. PTI SNS SUS SMNlast_img read more

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first_imgJadhav said he is enjoying the association with world Jadhav said he is enjoying the association with world class RCB batsmen, which was not the case when he was playing for Delhi Daredevils, as he played most of the time under tremendous pressure due to poor batting line-up. “While playing for Delhi, I used to be under pressure most of the time. They used to loose early wickets because we had inexperienced batting lineup, but here we have best batting lineup. I am enjoying world class batters bat and learning from them,” he said. “When it comes to finishing role, yes thats my job over the years, and I do very well at it,” he added. Asked how he sees Daredevils as an opponent after they routed Kings XI Punjab last night, Jadhav said the team focuses more on their game, instead of the rivals. Jadhav said the Indian core contingent will play a big role in improving the chances of qualifying into the next stage of the IPL because the history says so that teams that have won titles have boasted of having good Indian players. “Yes definitely, all the teams which had good domestic and Indian players. So I feel we have right combination of Indian, domestic and foreign players this year. Yes, we are looking a very strong unit and looking to qualify convincingly,” he said. PTI BDN AH CMlast_img read more