Odisha camps to connect with tribals in Maoist-hit area

first_imgThrough special ‘Jan Sampark Sibir’, the administration has started to reach out to tribals living in the Maoist-hit ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ in Odsha to include them in the government’s developmental schemes.According to Project Administratorof the Integrated Tribal Development Agency of Malkangiri, Khirabdi Behera, these camps are being held since October 3. As per the plans, by October 23, more than a dozen such camps will be held in the ‘Swabhiman Anchal’.The erstwhile cut-off area of the Balimela reservoir was named Swabhiman Anchal last year after the inauguration of the Gurupriya bridge. It is alleged that even now several villages of five out of nine panchayats in the ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ lack adequate road communication. “Apart from the nine panchayat headquarters, the ‘Jan Sampark Sibir’ will also be organised at Paparmetla, Gajalmamudi, Jodamba, Panasput, Jantri, Andrapali,” said Mr. Behera.All major departments of the State government open their counters at these camps to include all residents — especially those left out in the developmental schemes. Facilities at ‘Sibir’ These camps also provide free medical facility, Aadhaar card, ration card, construction worker identity card making facilities. Horticulture and agriculture departments and banks counsel and provide financial support at these camps. “We are also distributing sports kits and musical instruments to the local youths,” Mr Behera added.In the past, the inhabitants of ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ had protested against the lack of development in the region. On September 28, over 1,000 people from here reached Chitrakonda on boats to make the administration aware of their problems related to basic amenities. It was alleged that in the past, Maoists were trying to use these issues to create support base in the region. A series of ‘Jan Sampark Sibir’ are thought to be an attempt to counter the Maoist propaganda.last_img read more

BJP corporator, family members shot dead in Maharashtra

first_imgA BJP corporator and four of his family members were on Sunday shot dead at his residence in Maharastra’s Jalgaon district by three gunmen, police said. The incident took place late Sunday night when BJP corporator Ravindra Kharat (55) and his family members were inside their residence, police said.“The shooters with country made pistol and knife entered the leader’s home and sprayed bullets on him and his family members,” a senior police officer said. “After firing all the assailants fled the spot but later surrendered themselves at the police station,” he said, adding that the weapons used to commit the crime have been recovered. All the injured were rushed to the hospitals nearby, but declared dead during treatment. Apart from Kharat, the other deceased have been identified as his brother Sunil (56), sons Premsagar (26) and Rohit (25) and one more person named as Gajare, the officer said, adding that the reason behind the killing is yet to be ascertained. An offence of murder has been registered at Bajarpeth police station and interrogation of the accused is going on, he said.last_img read more

Agitation over sugarcane FRP takes hostile turn

first_imgThe agitation over the fair and remunerative price (FRP) for sugarcane has taken a hostile turn after activists of the Raju Shetti-led Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) burnt a tractor carrying sugarcane from Kolhapur to Karnataka, late on Wednesday.The SSS has already warned that it would not allow mills to start crushing unless the FRP amount was given to farmers at one go. The amount is to be decided after the SSS’s annual sugar conclave to be held in Kolhapur’s Jaysingpur on Saturday.In the face of this threat, mill workers tried to send the cane for crushing to a unit of Athani Sugars in Karnataka in the intervening night between Wednesday and Thursday.However, the tractors were intercepted by SSS activists near Danoli in Shirol taluka, near the Maharashtra-Karnataka border, and torched one tractor. The activists deflated tires of six other tractors and caused damage to the vehicles.“The main agenda of the sugar conclave will be fixing the FRP. The second will be fixing the price of cane in the rain-ravaged areas. We have already warned factory owners not to start crushing operations till then or send their sugarcane to get it crushed in mills in Karnataka,” Swabhimani Paksha leader Anil Pawar said.The outfit’s aggressive action comes despite Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari giving the nod earlier this week to commence cane crushing operations from Friday following his meeting with representatives of the sugar cooperative sector.The cane crushing season has already suffered one of its longest delays — by more than a month — in recent memory, owing to consecutive natural calamities, in the form of the flood and then the unseasonal downpour ruining the sugarcane crop in Sangli and Kolhapur districts. As a result, the crushing season this time will be shortened to 80-90 days as against the normal 120 days.The Sangli-Kolhapur floods ruined thousands of acres under sugarcane cultivation, with the State’s sugarcane production expected to plummet by 40%-45% this time.last_img read more

TNT sticking with Rice

first_imgAll eyes will be on Glen Rice Jr. in tonight’s match—and all future TNT games. —Sherwin VardeleonANTIPOLO—Nash Racela, with genuine amazement, was asking why scribes were badgering him on whether or not Glen Rice Jr. is here to stay as TNT KaTropa import.With Michael Craig still watching from behind the bench in the last three games, the jury is still out on the son and namesake of the former NBA All-Star.ADVERTISEMENT Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer has also made an import change by signing up Terik Bridgeman in place of Wendell McKines. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Let’s say that he’s day to day,” Racela said when someone asked who he will play against GlobalPort on Friday at Ynares Center here, where the elimination round of the PBA Governors’ Cup enters its second half. “Let’s just put it that way.”Rice has shown the ability to score, as witnessed Wednesday night when he dropped 31 on Blackwater that went with seven steals. But from among the imports of powerhouse teams, the former Washington Wizard in the NBA is built differently and plays unlike the others.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 shutoutAnd the fact that Craig is still here opens Racela up for that sort of questioning.“Slowly, he is getting a feel of the league,” Racela said of his import, who likes to play the perimeter more and is considered small compared to the others because of his lean frame. “He now understands the calls (of the referees) and the physical plays (on him). Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’ PLAY LIST 02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “He knows that the local players will be after him (being the import) and at least tonight, he was in control of himself emotionally,” Racela went on. “And as long as he continues to understand that, I think we will be OK.”The Texters will put a two-game winning streak on the line against Terrence Romeo and GlobalPort at 7 p.m. as sides need to string up wins in a hurry to get to the upper half of the standings. Berths in the top four carrying a distinct advantage in the first round of the playoffs.GlobalPort has that sort of bruiser for an import in Murphy Halloway, who churns out double-double numbers with impunity which could help the Batang Pier in their playoff drive.Right now, both the Texters and the Batang Pier are not there even as KIA Picanto and Blackwater slug it out in the 4:15 p.m. contest.In related developments, Blackwater and Barangay Ginebra came to terms on a trade that sent injured sophomore Art dela Cruz and Raymond Aguilar to the Gin Kings in exchange for Chris Ellis and Dave Marcelo.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Reyes wants expanded Gilas cadets pool Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

Frankie Lim tempering expectations but optimistic for Perpetual’s campaign

first_imgPBA IMAGESMulti-titled coach Frankie Lim is tempering expectations for Perpetual in his first year as head coach.And replicating his past success with the Red Lions is definitely far from Lim’s mind.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25Cayetano’s beef with ABS CBN? Unfair air time during 2016 campaign00:50Trending 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 City “We’re not a strong team,” Lim admitted after his first game at the helm for Altas on Monday.Lim, however, had a good first impression with the team after Perpetual raced to a nine-point lead, 27-19, in the second quarter against Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We looked good in the first half and they surprised me. It felt like we were together for so long and I told the guys that they are playing beyond our expectations. I was just so happy that our shots are going in, we ran the floor very well, execution was almost perfect,” he said.But the Altas could not sustain their hot start and fell to the Revellers, 83-70, as immaturity got the better of his squad according to Lim. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “Right now, the players are still wild. They really looked good when they make good decisions. But that’s the problem I have, because they feel like they’re in a tryout stage. They want to shine and show the coach that they deserve a spot,” Lim said. “But I’m positive. We just want to have experience and the realization that it takes a team to win. You cannot win by yourself. You have to be unselfish and you have to commit to the system.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding After scoring drop, Andre Paras admits he’s still ‘out of shape’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “The eagerness of the players to get the job done right away came in the second half. They were rushing things. And when our opponents fought back, we were rattled,” he observed.But Lim already has zeroed in on someone who he believes can be Perpetual’s anchor in its forthcoming games: Prince Eze.“This guy is playing a lot better compared to last year, which is the time I saw him in the NCAA,” he said after the Nigerian big man posted 15 points, 11 rebounds, and seven blocks in the defeat.“Last year, he doesn’t get the ball much. I’ve been talking to him almost every day, telling him that it’s his last year and I’m giving him a lot of offensive options for him and he just has to embrace that and he has to deliver.”Despite the loss, the 57-year-old remains optimistic with this team as he continues his preparations for the upcoming collegiate season later this year.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

NBA: Embiid asks teammate Simmons to dunk over Ball next season

first_imgCrazy pills— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) June 22, 2017 Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, left, looks on from the bench with Ben Simmons.  Chris Szagola/Associated PressLonzo Ball has yet to log in a second in the National Basketball Association (NBA), but he already has a huge mission placed on his back.Shortly after being taken second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2017 NBA Draft, Lonzo’s outspoken father, LaVar, took over the spotlight and guaranteed that his son would take the team to the playoffs next year.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pickAs the patriarch was being interviewed on live television, last year’s No. 1 pick, Ben Simmons, of the Philadelphia Sixers, tweeted the phrase “Crazy pills,” which was seemingly directed at the elder Ball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout His teammate, Joel Embiid, joined the fray and wrote: “Please dunk on him so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him,” again apparently referring to the father-and-son duo.Please dunk on him so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him.. https://t.co/cMvt5RYiSQ— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 22, 2017ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The former Kansas Jayhawk’s response became such a hit on social media that it has been retweeted over 40,000 times.Although it’s too early to tell, a rivalry might be brewing between the Lakers and Sixers next year, as their lottery picks Ball and Markelle Fultz playing the same positions.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:FULL LIST: 2017 NBA Draft SelectionsSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH 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 FULL LIST: 2017 NBA Draft Selections 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

BaliPure sweeps Pocari Sweat for first PVL crown

first_img“We went through a lot. When we started the conference, we almost didn’t make it to the semis. When we entered the semis, we lost the first game and we almost didn’t make the finals but again the girls persevered,” said BaliPure head coach Roger Gorayeb.It was the same narrative for BaliPure in Game 2.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 openingThe Water Defenders nearly dropped the third and fourth sets before showing great resolve to fight off the steely Lady Warriors, who rode on MVP Myla Pablo in the crucial stages.BaliPure blew leads late in the last two sets and needed endgame heroics from Grethcel Soltones and skipper Jasmin Nabor to push through. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:49Robredo: 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 Soltones, who was named Finals MVP, ended the third set with an off-speed spike while Nabor tapped the ball out and into a gaping hole for the title-clinching point.Soltones fired 21 points after scoring 14 in Game 1 while Aiko Urdas and Risa Sato added 16 and 15 points, respectively.Nabor had eight points and 40 excellent sets after missing Game 1 due to a stiff neck.Pablo played through an illness for the second straight game and still came away with 21 points.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Japan, Thailand to dispute AVC title MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ BaliPure celebrates after scoring a point against Pocari Sweat in Game 2 of their best-of-three finals series in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Water Defenders won in four sets to capture their first PVL title. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netBaliPure knocked off Pocari Sweat, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23, 26-24, to win its maiden Premier Volleyball League title Wednesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Water Defenders found redemption in the Open Conference, just two months after losing to the Lady Warriors in a do-or-die Game 3 in the Reinforced Conference Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

Korea downs China for AVC bronze

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cam favorite Vicencio helps lift PH archers Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hwang Minkyoung gave the Koreans the third-place finish when her final attack bounced off two Chinese defenders.Captain Kim Yeon-koung said she felt bad they didn’t get a chance to challenge for the gold, but the bronze is a good enough consolation prize for them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“After yesterday we were really upset because we wanted to go to the finals,” said Kim, who finished with eight points as she sat out most of the third set. “Anyway we finished third so I’m happy for the girls.”Kim Heejin led Korea with 16 points while Park Jeongah added 13. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ View comments Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Korea avenged its failed bid for a championship and dismantled China 25-11, 25-18, 25-20, to earn the bronze medal in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Thursday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Koreans lost their chance for the gold when Thailand swept them in the semifinals, 25-20, 25-20, 25-21, Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 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 Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Jin Ye had 10 points to lead China.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

Arellano brushes off San Beda for second PVL win

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Arellano University took down San Beda in straight sets, 25-22, 25-21, 25-18, to keep an unblemished slate in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Eunika Torres dealt the final blow for the Lady Chiefs as they improve to 2-0 while the Red Spikers slipped to 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Lady Chiefs, though, had to battle back in the third set after San Beda got the early lead in the final period.“That has always been our problem whenever we get two set, we start to dip in performance come the third,” said Lady Chiefs head coach Obet Javier. “So I always tell them that the third set will be crucial for us.”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 openingArellano was down 8-6 early in the third set before Regine Arocha converted on a service ace to cap off a 7-1 run and give the Lady Chiefs a 13-9 lead.Arocha had a game-high 16 points to lead Arellano while captain Jovielyn Prado added 13 with Mary Anne Esguerra chipping in 10. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Retired NBA, WNBA vets confirmed as cast members for upcoming film ‘Uncle Drew’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Racela on FEU loss to DLSU: ‘We’re far from Final Four contention’

first_imgLATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul FEU coach Nash Racela. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt may have been a failed comeback for Far Eastern University, but Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela still saw positives out of their 95-90 loss to De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.FEU faced a 37-14 deficit in the second quarter but the Tamaraws managed to make things interesting down the stretch, pulling to within five, 90-85, with a minute left.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This shows where we are right now, we’re far from Final Four contention. We lost a game against the defending champions who played without their MVP,” he added, referring to Ben Mbala, who is representing his country Cameroon in the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket in Tunisia. “Of course, as a coach you’ll always look at the positive, the second half was the positive thing for us,” said Racela Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. “And if we played that way from the start, the result could’ve been better for us.”FEU outscored La Salle, 36-22, in the fourth quarter but fortunately for the Green Archers, they built a lead big enough to withstand the Tamaraws’ late charge.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 openingRacela, despite remaining optimistic after their opening game loss, owned up to his team’s defeat.“Maybe I didn’t prepare them well enough, this is on me,” said Racela. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo La Salle’s Mbala leading Cameroon’s bid in Fiba Afrobasket MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Turning point in Pakistan vs New Zealand World Cup match

first_imgNew Zealand put 302 on board against Pakistan, who are definitely not good in chasing. And when it comes of 300-plus scores they usually find themselves up against the wall.And that’s what happened during the World Cup Group A match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy, where the team just floundered as the Kiwi bowlers made merry.But, the turning point in the game was those three important dismissals that had the Pakistan team reeling on 23-4.First Ahmed Shehzad fell to Kyle Mills on 23-2 in the seventh over. Then Mills accounted for Younis Khan in the same over and the Pakistan scoreboard read 23-3. In the next over Nathan McCullum scalped Kamran Akmal and Pakistan went down to 23-4.Those quick dismissal Pakistan were already looking down the barrel.Man-of-the-MatchIt has to be Ross Taylor, who scored an impressive 131 off just 124 balls to helped the Kiwis put an impressive 302 on board. His fine innings was decorated with eight fours and seven over the fence shots.last_img read more

Katrina takes Hrithik on a ride

first_imgKatrina rides a Royal Enfield as actor Hrithik gives her company in a promotional gig for ZNMD.Katrina Kaif literally took Hrithik Roshan for a ride when she vroomed down the roads of Mumbai on a Royal Enfield even as he rode pillion on Friday afternoon.Biker babe Kat and Hrithik were actually engaging in some smart, pre-planned promotional activity for their new film, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD).The gig was in sync with a highlight scene in the film, where Katrina chases Hrithik’s car down a scenic highway in Spain. After she catches up with him, the film’s much-touted kiss between the two stars follows even as their co-stars – essaying assorted characters – watch in amusement.On Friday, the paparazzi and fans who had gathered on the road of Goregaon’s Film City however had no such luck since Katrina and Hrithik did not follow up their short bike trip with a live smooch.Katrina arrived at the location early and did some quick riding rehearsal on a 150cc bike alone.She then did some double-ride practice with hairstylist Hakim Alim on the pillion. Hrithik arrived soon after and the onscreen couple took a ride that lasted about 10 minutes.Frenzied mediapersons, shutterbugs and fans followed them, some on two-wheelers and others running down the road, even as bodyguards of both the stars tried to keep pace.”It was a publicity stunt to promote the film, but so what? When Kat is riding a big bike with Hrithik sitting behind her, who would give up the chance to watch?” said 16-year-old Harshit Samarth, a self-confessed Katrina fan, who reached the spot almost two hours in advance.advertisementKatrina was indeed dressed to bike, in laced boots, grunge Tshirt and a pair of jeans. In sync with her tomboyish act, she sported no jewellery and had only a simple hairband holding her tresses back as she drove.Hrithik turned up in a Harley Davidson cap, a tight tee and blue denims.last_img read more

DU admissions 2014: Instructions to be followed while filling OMR forms

first_imgThe race to occupy seats in the four-year undergraduate courses of Delhi University has begun. This year onwards, the aspirants can apply offline as well as online. The OMR common pre-admission form is applicable to all candidates including General/ OBC/ SC/ ST/ and PWD. This single OMR pre-admission form is valid for all colleges (except St. Stephen’s and Jesus & Mary).The candidates should know the following points while filling up the OMR sheets:The candidates should fill the form meant for their category only. No incomplete form will be accepted.The OMR form is printed on a special paper and the information given by the candidates will be scanned. Thus, the candidates are required to fill the forms carefully. Mutilated and damaged forms will be rejected by the scanner.The candidates should ensure that the form is not folded, crumpled or mutilated in any manner. The candidates should not mark anything anywhere except wherever required. The black marks on the margin of the OMR form are important. The candidates should not tamper it with marker.Only blue or black pen should be used to fill forms.The candidate can select as many courses as they wish to by darkening the bubbles. They should ensure that the bubbles are darkened properly.The pre-admission form or OMR sheet has two sides. After filling both the sides, the candidates are required to take the photocopy of the form on single page i.e. both sides after which the candidates should submit their forms to any of the designated centers and get the photocopy as acknowledgement. The candidates are not required to attach the photocopies of certificates/ documents or photographs along with the OMR forms.It is not mandatory to submit the OMR form at the centre from where it was purchased.The candidates seeking admissions on the basis of sports or extra curricular activities may contact the respective colleges directly.There are two separate common pre-admission forms viz General/ OBC and SC/ ST/ PWD. The candidates are advised to fill the form whichever is applicable.Schedule 2014-15:Registration forms available at registration centre from: June 2, 2014Registration form receipt at registration centre to be completed by: June 16, 2014Colleges to declare first admission list by: June 24, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the first admission list: June 26, 2014Colleges to declare second admission list by: June 27, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the second admission list: June 30, 2014Colleges to declare third admission list by: July 1, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the third admission list: July 3, 2014Colleges to declare fourth admission list by: July 4, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the fourth admission list: July 7, 2014Colleges to declare fifth admission list by: July 8, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the fifth admission list: July 10, 2014Colleges to declare sixth admission list by: July 11, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the sixth admission list: July 12, 2014Colleges to declare seventh admission list by: July 14, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the seventh admission list: July 15, 2014Colleges to declare eighth admission list by: July 16, 2014    Last date for admission and payment of fees under the eighth admission list: July 17, 2014Colleges to declare ninth admission list by: July 18, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the ninth admission list: July 19, 2014Colleges to declare tenth admission list by: July 21, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the tenth admission list: July 22, 2014 advertisementlast_img read more

Search resumes to find football player after plane disappears

first_imgCardiff said Saturday it had signed Sala from French club Nantes for a club record fee reported to be 15 million pounds ($19 million).___Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Two planes were part of the search, which is focused on a “targeted area we believe has the highest likelihood of finding anything, based on review of the tides and weather,” Guernsey harbor master Capt. David Barker said.Authorities said Tuesday they did not expect to find any survivors, but the latest search is focused on possibly finding a life raft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBarker wrote on Facebook that the search was continuing based on the hope that the pair is safe but hasn’t been able to make contact with anyone.Among the possibilities Barker offered were that they landed safely on the ground somewhere, were picked up by a passing ship after landing on water, were in a life raft from the plane or were floating at sea because the plane “broke up on contact with the water.” Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES View comments GALLERY: 2019 PBA Press Corps Awards Night MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town A FC Nantes soccer fan displays an old copy of French soccer magazine, France Football, featuring FC Nantes soccer player Emiliano Sala of Argentina, during a tribute in Nantes, western France, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. The French civil aviation authority said Tuesday, Emiliano Sala was aboard a small passenger plane that went missing off the coast of the island of Guernsey. (AP Photo/David Vincent)LONDON— The search to find missing Argentine football player Emiliano Sala and his pilot resumed Wednesday with authorities in the Channel Islands looking at whether the pair may have landed safely and been unable to make contact.The Piper PA-46 plane disappeared from radar on Monday night near the island of Guernsey as it was flying from the French city of Nantes to Cardiff, where Sala was due to start playing for the city’s Premier League club.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandemlast_img read more

Xolo to launch X8-1100 for gaming and photo enthusiasts

first_imgAmidst the plethora of smartphones available in the market, Xolo, a home grown brand has announced the launch of its newest Play series of smartphone; Xolo 8X- 1100, that eyes gaming and photography enthusiasts.8X-1100 comes with an impressive 1.7 GHz octa-core processor coupled with a 2GB RAM and a 700MHz Mali 450 GPU. The device features 5 inch full HD display,  a gyroscope for six-axis motion sensor gaming, and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS.The device boasts of a 13MP rear camera with Sony Exmor RS backlight illuminated sensor, a 5MP front camera and is packe with a 2100 mAh battery. Xolo 8X-1100 is equipped with Hotknot connectivity feature, an advanced wireless file sharing technology, which is 5 times more efficient than Bluetooth. The device is backed with 16 GB internal storage which can be expandable to 32 GB with a microSD card and also sports OTG permitting users to connect USB pen drive.Other than the Google play services, the users will have the access to Xolo’s exclusive Playstore from where they can pick the games suiting their interest levels.The price of the smartphone is Rs 14,999.last_img read more

Rory McIlroy blames PGA Tour for slow play ‘epidemic’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. WNBA star Elena Delle Donne walked 18 holes with the group featuring Tiger Woods on Friday. She witnessed Woods recording his worst score at the par-3 17th in 69 rounds at the Players. She also saw Woods make par or birdie on each of the remaining 17 holes and finished at 1-under 71 for the day and 3-under 141 heading to the weekend.Woods’ niece, Cheyenne Woods, Jacksonville Jaguars place-kicker Josh Lambo and the crew from the popular YouTube channel Dude Perfect also made the rounds during the second round of the tournament. Woods, Lambo and the five Dude Perfect guys had a chipping contest on a scaled-down, replica version of the par-3 17th. They attempted shots right-handed, left-handed and backward.EASY PEASYThe par-4 12th at TPC Sawgrass is playing more like a really long par 3.The top nine players on the leaderboard, including co-leaders Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy, made birdie or better at the 304-yard hole.No. 12 ranked as the easiest on the course in each of the first two rounds and has yet to yield anything worse than a bogey. More players (147) have birdied it than those who made par (114) and bogeys (16) combined.The field has played it at a combined 145 under in two rounds: 76 under in the opening round and 69 under in the second round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief LATEST STORIES Mickelson also had little explanation about how he’s played the last month after winning at Pebble Beach. He tied for 39th at the Mexico Championship in late February and missed the cut last week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando.“I haven’t played well the last three events, so I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t feel like it’s far off. I actually felt like I hit a lot of good shots this week, but I’m having some trouble with the putter, and I’ll have to work that out.”Mickelson will take next week off and likely return at the Match Play Championships in Austin, Texas, in two weeks.Mickelson refused to blame his struggles at the Players — it’s the 10th time in he’s missed the cut at TPC Sawgrass in 26 tournaments — on off-the-course distractions.He learned earlier this week that a college consulting company he has used the last three years has been accused of orchestrating a massive bribery scheme. Mickelson said he never contributed to William “Rick” Singer’s foundation tied to his California-based company, Edge College & Career Network, but used the service to find the right fit for his children. His oldest daughter is now a sophomore at Brown.“I’m used to taking hits, but it hurts when you have your kids being questioned over doing nothing but working hard and studying hard,” Mickelson said. “But we’re going to be OK.”SPIETH OUTJordan Spieth also missed the cut, the fourth time in the last five years he’s failed to stick around for the weekend.Spieth left the Stadium Course knowing he had no chance after hitting balls in the water on consecutive holes and making double bogey on the seventh by taking two shots to get out of a fairway bunker. That negated a seven-birdie round.Spieth has missed the cut three times in eight starts this season, and has not finished closer than 14 shots of the lead in the other five tournaments. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Playoff bonus race heats up Even with daylight saving time, Anirban Lahiri had to return for a final putt Friday morning to finish the first round and several players had to scramble to beat the impending darkness in the second round.Why so slow?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Because (tour officials) don’t do anything about it,” McIlroy said. “It’s become somewhat of an epidemic on tour. Look, it’s our livelihoods and people are going to take their time. And as the course dries up and gets firmer and gets tougher, guys are going to take their time. But the fact that someone didn’t finish (Thursday) … that’s unacceptable.”McIlroy then checked his watch and noted that it was 5 hours, 40 minutes after his tee time. Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, right, congratulates Matt Kuchar after their round during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida— Rory McIlroy says slow play on the PGA Tour has become an epidemic.McIlroy and playing partners Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar waited on nearly every tee box and in nearly every fairway during the second round at The Players Championship on Friday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “I’m getting tired of it now, yeah,” said Spieth, whose biggest problem this week was a two-way miss with his driver.“In any career, you’re going to have ups and downs,” he added. “It’s just how it works. It’s just a matter of … learning from it, finding out why, so that you don’t get as off next time in those situations and then when it’s going good, what did you do to get there. So it’s fine. Everything’s OK.”ANOTHER ACETwo rounds, two hole-in-ones.A day after Ryan Moore aced the par-3 17th, Sungjae Im did the same at No. 13.Im’s was the first of career on the PGA Tour and the 34th in tournament history. It was the 12th at the 13th.It’s also the first time since 2013 that multiple aces have been made at TPC Sawgrass.At 20 years old, Im became the youngest to ever record an ace at The Players. He hit an 8-iron from 152 yards. The ball landed a few feet past the hole, spun backward and rolled in.Im high-fived spectators as he walked to the green. He also stopped, removed his hat and bowed in a show of thanks to those cheering.CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy “I get that it can take five hours to play out there, but it shouldn’t take any over that,” he said. “Honestly, I think (the tour) should just be a little tougher and start penalizing shots earlier, and that would be an easy way to fix it.”MICKELSON MISSESMickelson missed the cut at The Players for the sixth time in the last seven years. He also missed the cut in consecutive tournaments for the first time nearly three years.Both are troubling trends for Lefty.“I don’t know what it is about this golf course,” he said after shooting a 2-over 74 and missing the cut by five strokes. “It’s in pristine shape, it’s wonderful setup, it’s terrific, and I just don’t play well. I don’t know what to say.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View commentslast_img read more

Yeng Guiao on facing Italy, Serbia in World Cup: ‘A miracle can happen’

first_imgView comments “I’m not going to say that this is the group of death but like I said, we’re overwhelming underdogs but maybe this is the group of near death,” Guiao told reporters Sunday night a day after the 2019 Fiba World Cup draw.READ: Gilas Pilipinas ‘overwhelming underdogs’ in Group DFEATURED 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“Against Italy and Serbia, it will almost take a miracle to beat those teams, but the good thing about me is I believe in miracles. I believe that a miracle can happen. We just need to prepared for us to be able to do that.”The Philippines, which is ranked 31st in the world, was drawn into Group D with No. 4 Serbia, No. 13 Italy and 39th ranked Angola. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Serbia and Italy are home to several NBA residents and although their availability playing for their home country is still uncertain, Guiao is already bracing for the worst.“As I said, I was looking at Italy and Serbia’s NBA players and if those guys are going to play, we’re really going to have a hard time.”Among the notable Serbians currently playing in the NBA are Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, who is one of the best big men in the NBA, Philadelphia 76ers’ 7-foot-3 giant Boban Marjanovic and Sacramento Kings’ 6-foot-6 sweet-shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic.Italy meanwhile, has the likes of Los Angeles Clippers swingman Danilo Gallinari and San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli.The Philippines, which is making its second straight appearance in the World Cup, opens its campaign against Italy on August 31 in Foshan City, China before taking on Serbia two days later and Angola on September 4.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Guiao likes Gilas’ order of games.“That’s good for us. It just means to say that when you face Italy on your first game, you have to bring everything you have. By the time we play our first game when we get there we should be ready to play 100 percent. There’s no such thing as getting warmed up first.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ UST’s 1-2 punch Sisi Rondina, Eya Laure wreaking havoc in UAAP Season 81 Google Philippines names new country director Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational team head coach Yeng Guiao admitted the Philippines will be shooting for the stars against world basketball powers Serbia and Italy in the 2019 Fiba World Cup.But despite the seemingly insurmountable task for Gilas Pilipinas to get past the first round, Guiao remains a firm believer that it can be done.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgivinglast_img read more

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