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Haruna regaining old form coming off season-ending injury

first_imgPolice teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Fajardo on pace for PBA record 6th BPC award; Ravena leads rookies That performance did not go unnoticed as Tiu commended the 24-year-old for his continued dedication to rise from his injury.“He’s been playing better. His athleticism, his outside shooting has improved so much. His leadership role, he’s matured a lot and he’s the team captain of our CSB team,” said the youthful mentor.Haruna admitted that it wasn’t easy, but he’s just glad that he’s eventually getting his old self back while also continuing to develop his game in preparation for the upcoming collegiate season.“In the beginning, it was rough for me coming off an injury because I’m just working my way up. Through out the process, I just grind it out. That’s what I’ve been doing — just work throughout the process,” he said.Though he’s still far from his desired form, Haruna said he’s going to continue to put in the work as he and the rest of his teammates seek to bring back the lost glory of the Blazers in the NCAA.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Hopefully, all the work I did will pay off,” he said.Haruna, though, knows not to get too ahead of himself as he focuses on the current task at hand with Go for Gold, which is set to take on a contender in Marinerong Pilipino on Tuesday.“We got a long way to go and we’re working on it,” he said. “We just have to stay consistent about playing hard and being aggressive, and hopefully everything works out for us.” But with a renewed approach that comes with the new year, Haruna is facing the future with brand new eyes as he looks to start from the ground up with Go for Gold in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Averaging 8.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists, the Fil-Am forward has established himself as a solid rotation player for coach Charles Tiu and the Scratchers as he slowly rebuilds himself back up.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith his efforts, Haruna knew that he was due for a breakout game, something which he got last Thursday in Go for Gold’s 106-95 victory over Batangas-EAC.Active all over the floor, he had his best game to date in the developmental league, finishing with 23 markers, five boards, three dimes, and three steals. Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSidelined with an injury better part of last season, Yankie Haruna is aching to get a break in his quest to once again be a major contributor for College of St. Benilde.The past year hasn’t been too good to him after a right shoulder injury ruled him out of the season just weeks before the tournament started.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicolast_img read more

Dravid back, Harbhajan dropped for England ODI series

first_imgThe experienced Rahul Dravid was on Saturday recalled after almost two years while off-colour Harbhajan Singh was dropped from India’s Twenty20 and one-day squad for the upcoming series against England beginning August 31.Dravid, the lone batsman in form in the ongoing Test series, was included to provide stability to the brittle line-up which has struggled in the seaming English conditions.Harbhajan, who has been ruled out of the Test series because of an abdominal strain, was expectedly not considered for the ODIs along with another star injured player Yuvraj Singh, nursing a broken left index finger.Karnataka paceman Vinay Kumar and wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel were recalled into the 16-member squad announced by the BCCI secretary N Srinivasan after a meeting of the selection committee here.Paceman S Sreesanth, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and all-rounder Yusuf Pathan also failed to find favour with the five-man selection panel which packed the team with five specialist pacemen and two spinners in Amit Mishra and R Ashwin.Tendulkar, who often skips one-dayers, has been included in the team.India will play the lone Twenty20 match in Manchester on August 31 followed by five one-dayers at Chester-Le-Street (September 3), Southampton (September 6), London (September 9 and September 11) and Cardiff (September 16).The Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Suresh raina, Rohit Sharma, Zaheer Khan, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Amit Mishra, Parthiv Patel.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2014 Match preview: Croatia confident it can stun host Brazil in opener

first_imgCroatia’s Luka Modric, right, Ivan Rakitic, left, and Danijel Pranjic practice during an official training session the day before the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth(AP)A confident Croatia is ready to spoil Brazil’s party in their World Cup opener and continue a long tradition of first match upsets at the tournament.With all the pressure on the host team, Croatia coach Niko Kovac said Wednesday that his team can deliver a “historic result” in Thursday’s match in Sao Paulo.Kovac acknowledged that Brazil is the clear favorite in the Group A game, but added that few teams would like to face his squad either.”They are not going to have it easy against Croatia,” he said at Itaquerao Stadium. “We are a tricky side and I am sure that we will show that and demonstrate that tomorrow.”Even a draw would significantly enhance Croatia’s chances of advancing from a group that also includes Mexico and Cameroon.It would also deliver a blow to Brazil – a clear tournament favorite – and join the list of opening game upsets that include Belgium’s defeat of defending champion Argentina in 1982 and holder Italy being held to a 1-1 draw by Bulgaria four years later. Cameroon then defeated defending champion Argentina in 1990 while reigning champion France lost in 2002 to a Senegal side making its first appearance at the World Cup.”I am sure and convinced that tomorrow this team can create a historic result,” Kovac said.advertisementThe team has surprised before.Back in 1998, no one believed that Croatia – still recovering from a bloody civil war in the Balkans in the early 1990s – could possibly finish third in its maiden World Cup. But with Real Madrid striker Davor Suker leading the way, it did.The current squad includes top players like Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Sevilla captain Ivan Rakitic, who earlier Wednesday told Croatian media he would be joining Barcelona next season – where he will team up with Neymar, his opponent on Thursday.However, Croatia will have to face Brazil without prolific Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic, who is suspended after being red-carded during Croatia’s playoff against Iceland last November – the team’s final hurdle on its way to the World Cup.Team captain Darijo Srna said Croatia would rely on its fighting spirit in Thursday’s opener.”I can’t promise that we will beat Brazil but I can promise that we will give our all, to the last atom of strength,” he said.The team’s notoriously boisterous fans appeared equally optimistic.Dino Bijac, a 40-year-old Croatian fan draped in his country’s red checkered jersey in downtown Sao Paulo, said his team could surprise with a draw, maybe even a win.”We’re not looking to ruin the party. We expect to have a party of our own,” he said, as a passenger from a car cruising by defiantly screamed “Brazil” in his direction. “We are ready to surprise.”last_img read more

Warriors move on to conference finals despite missing Kevin Durant

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles There won’t be a lot of time to recuperate with the conference finals starting on Tuesday night in Oakland against the winner of the Denver-Portland series. Kerr said he’d give his team the weekend off after most of his key players logged heavy minutes in this series in which each game was decided by six points or fewer.Though this team has had plenty of big victories as it won the NBA title in three of the last four seasons, Kerr and many of his players acknowledged that this win was pretty special.“It’s one of the most satisfying victories we’ve had during this run,” Kerr said.Draymond Green said that downing the Rockets again also meant a bit more since Houston has said since losing to the Warriors in last year’s conference finals that its main focus was beating them this season.“This one feels good … just because it was a team that said for years: ‘We’re built to beat them,’” Green said. “Then Kevin goes down and no one gives us a chance. You take all those things into account, this one feels amazing. If I said otherwise, I’d be sitting here lying to you.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid “It shows you how much respect we have for Houston,” coach Steve Kerr said. “We just finished the conference semifinals series. We’re only halfway home to where we want to be. And yet the celebration in there felt like a much bigger occasion and that’s because of the challenge that this team put before us.”Stephen Curry scored all of his 33 points in the second half to lead the Warriors to a 118-113 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsKlay Thompson added 27 points to help two-time defending champion Golden State reach the conference finals for a franchise-record fifth straight year and eliminate Houston for the fourth time in five seasons. The Warriors did it with Durant sidelined by a calf injury sustained in the second half of their Game 5 victory.“We’re all very happy, but now we’ve got to get home and get some rest and prepare for the next round,” Kerr said. Curry struggled early, failing to score in the first half for the first time in 102 career playoff games, and had just 10 points through three periods. But he got going in the fourth, scoring 23 points.There were questions entering the game about how the Warriors would weather the loss of Durant — and his more than 34 points a game. But they didn’t seem to miss a beat, getting 21 from Thompson in the first half before Curry closed it in the fourth.The team said on Thursday that Durant would be re-evaluated next week and Kerr said after the game that it was too early to know if he could return at some point in the next series.Though the Warriors were able to get past the Rockets behind big nights from Curry and Thompson, they know that their chances for defending the title are much better with Durant on the floor.“I’m happy we won so we can get some rest and get him healthy,” Thompson said. “Because if we want to get this three-peat, we desperately need him back. He’s our best player, so we dearly miss him. We’ll hold it down while he’s out but it’s not the same.”Curry finished out the series strong, but faced criticism for most of it as he struggled with his shot. He discussed the “noise” surrounding him lately and how he never let it get to him.“I know what I’m capable of and it’s bigger than me,” he said. “I don’t get caught up in that. I don’t need any extra motivation. I don’t need to hear who I am as a player. I know that. My confidence never wavers.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, and forward Draymond Green (23) celebrate the team’s win over the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, May 10, 2019, in Houston. Golden State won 118-113, winning the series. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)HOUSTON — The Golden State Warriors still have plenty of work to do if they hope to win their third straight championship.But after fending off the Houston Rockets on Friday night without leading playoff scorer Kevin Durant to advance to the Western Conference finals, they did take a moment to celebrate the accomplishment.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PBA player agent Sheryl Reyes dies after battle with cancer View commentslast_img read more

Women’s World Boxing Championships: Saweety Boora in Pre-quarterfinals, Neeraj Phogat Ousted

first_img IndiaNeeraj PhogatSaweety BooraWomen’s World Boxing Championships First Published: October 5, 2019, 9:00 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Ulan-Ude (Russia): Former silver-medallist Saweety Boora (75kg) advanced to the pre-quarters with a facile win but Neeraj Phogat (57kg) bowed out after a contentious loss on a mixed day for India at the World Women’s Boxing Championship here on Saturday.Boora, defeated Mongolia’s Myagmarjargal Munkhbat 5-0 in the opening round to set up a clash with second-seeded Welshwoman Lauren Price. However, Phogat gave it her all in the clash against China’s Qiao Jieru but didn’t find favour with the judges who ruled against her in a 2-3 split decision.Boora’s win was a convincing one in which she was showed herself to be the better boxer with more accurate punches. Even though the Mongolian clawed back in the final three minutes, it proved to be a case of too little too late.Earlier, Phogat was clearly superior and kept her composure against an opponent, who hardly showed any technique. Flinging her arms aimlessly, defending awkwardly and grunting relentlessly, Jieru even coped a warning for excessive holding.But in a stunning call, the judges gave her the nod, leaving the Indian dejected. Phogat was competing in her debut world championship.The Indian contingent officially protested against the decision as per the new norms introduced by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to ensure better judging. However, their appeal was turned down by the technical committee.According to the rules, teams are entitled to two unsuccessful protests. The coaches are required to raise a yellow card within a minute of the bout getting over and follow it up by paying USD 1000 within half an hour to seek a review of any decision.The technical committee has the discretion to accept or reject a protest but once it chooses to accept, a decision is made only at the end of the day’s session. last_img read more

Bundesliga: In-form Borussia Dortmund Look to Pile Misery on Embattled Bayern Munich

first_img bayern munichborussia dortmundbundesligaBundesliga 2019-20 First Published: November 9, 2019, 5:36 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Berlin: Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre says his side have “nothing to lose” as they look to inflict more woe on crisis-hit Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Saturday.Niko Kovac was sacked last Sunday as Bayern coach after a 5-1 drubbing at Eintracht Frankfurt, with Hansi Flick taking over as interim boss for two games. The former Germany assistant coach oversaw a 2-0 midweek win over Olympiakos which sealed a Champions League last-16 place with two matches to spare.But Bayern sit fourth in the Bundesliga, one point behind second-placed Dortmund and four adrift of leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach.Dortmund beat Bayern 2-0 at Signal Iduna Park in the German Super Cup in August, but Dortmund have unfinished business in Munich after suffering a 5-0 thrashing in April before their rivals went on to pip them to the title by two points.”In the last five years, it has been hard to win there,” said Favre. “But, we have nothing to lose. We respect Bayern — we don’t fear them.”Bayern have lost two of their last four league games and laboured against Olympiakos until Robert Lewandowski continued his incredible run of having scored in every Bundesliga and Champions League match this season, before Ivan Perisic netted late on.Their 18 points from the opening ten matches is Bayern’s lowest tally since the 2010/2011 season — when Dortmund finished as champions.Favre’s men mounted a stunning fightback from two goals down to beat Inter Milan 3-2 on Tuesday in the Champions League and claim a third straight win.Bayern have won six and lost four of the last 10 meetings against Dortmund, whose sporting director Michael Zorc says he wants them to “play like blokes” after being repeatedly muscled off the ball in April.BAYERN’S DISTRACTIONSBayern have off-field distractions in their hunt for a new head coach, having turned down former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.But Zorc warned Dortmund against expecting the Bavarian giants to be off their game.”We shouldn’t think that anything will be given away or that we’ll have it easy,” he said.Flick said: “We’re playing at home and it’s a chance to lay down a new marker.”Thomas Mueller sees the showdown as the “most important game of the year”.A second consecutive defeat would leave Bayern seven points adrift if Gladbach beat Werder Bremen on Sunday.With Niklas Suele and Lucas Hernandez injured and Jerome Boateng suspended, Flick could field a makeshift back four of Javi Martinez, normally a midfielder, and regular left-back David Alaba at the heart of the defence, with winger Alphonso Davies and Benjamin Pavard as full-backs.Dortmund hope England winger Jadon Sancho, who suffered a thigh injury against Inter, and captain Marco Reus, who has an ankle knock, will be fit.ONE TO WATCH: MARCUS THURAMWith five goals and three assists in six league games, French forward Marcus Thuram has helped Moenchengladbach to the top of the Bundesliga.Gladbach host Werder Bremen on Sunday with Thuram looking to score for a fifth straight match after netting an injury-tme winner in the Europa League against Roma on Thursday.The 22-year-old Thuram, whose father Lilian helped France win the 1998 World Cup, is a big fan of Japanese Manga comics.”(If I could be a hero from the comics), then I could take on a different form during a game, but I don’t have the right spell,” he joked.KEY STATS10 – The number of goals Reus has scored against Bayern in his career.11 – If Lewandowski hits the net Saturday, the Bayern striker will have scored in each of the first 11 games this season, extending his own Bundesliga record.75,000 – The sell-out crowd expected at the Allianz Arena. last_img read more

CBI probe against me is politically motivated: Virbhadra

first_imgShimla, Jun 13(PTI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who was questioned by CBI in a disproportionate assets case for two days last week, today hit out at the central government accusing it of unleashing political vendetta.”A simple case which is pending with Income Tax has been made a tool to harass me by ordering probe by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate,” he said during an informal interaction with reports.When asked about the queries by CBI, he said, “CBI is not God, I replied to the questions asked by it. I have not done anything wrong and have always stood by the truth and strongly believe that it will prevail.”Replying to another question, Singh said the properties of former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal are being probed and enquiries would continue.Referring to the issue where Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association led by BJP MP and BCCI boss Anurag Thakur is asking the state government for land to set up the National Cricket Academy, he said he was not against cricket but the irregularities allegedly committed by the HPCA cannot be ignored or condoned.When asked about the Sports Bill pending assent of the governor, Singh said the Governor should return the Bill to the Vidhan Sabha as it was pending with him for a long time.He also appealed to the employees of state-run Himachal Road Transport Corporation to go not ahead with their strike and discuss their demands with the Transport minister.He, however, rejected the demand of the HRTC employees to convert the HRTC into Roadways. PTI PCL MNG ZMN MNGadvertisementlast_img read more

India crush Canada 3-0 ahead of Pakistan clash in Hockey World League Semi-Final

first_imgIndia put up an impressive first-half display to dismantle Canada 3-0 for their second consecutive victory in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final Pool B here on Saturday.All of India’s goals came from field play as they sent a warning to their Sunday’s opponent Pakistan, who were blanked 0-6 by Canada on Friday.India opened the game at break-neck speed and took just five minutes to break the deadlock when S.V. Sunil rolled the ball from the right only to see the ball moved in after hitting the far post.Canada found the going tough against the Indians. The 2014 Asian Games champions didn’t allow the Canadians to play the long balls and deep aerial balls that they did with great effect against Pakistan as India pressed high and intercepted the long balls really well.A successful deflection from Akashdeep Singh, who shrugged off goalkeeper David Carter, five minutes later gave India a 2-0 lead.India further controlled the game and took a 3-0 lead as a soft turnover in the midfield allowed India to launch a fierce counter-attack in the 18th minute. Ramandeep Singh and Sardar Singh combined well to charge into the rival circle. Ramandeep passed to Sardar who held off a defender and the goalkeeper to slip the ball in.Late in the second quarter, Canada got a chance to pull one back. Following a cross from the left, Foris Van Son, stationed in front of an almost empty Indian goal-post, trapped the ball but sent it wide, not providing any danger to Indian goalkeeper Akash Chikte.advertisementWith a 3-0 lead at half-time, India dropped their intensity but Canada didn’t make the most of it. Canada, however, with a better structured midfield, managed to minimise the Indian forays into their circle.India, though got their chances, three of them in the form of penalty corners in the third quarter. But the flicks from Harmanpreet Singh and Jasjit Kular were not powerful and accurate enough to beat custodian Carter.The match never went out of India’s grip and they continued to torment Canada. The Indian players had some good chances to score a few solo goals, especially for Mandeep Singh, to extend the domination.India head coach Roelant Oltmans said: “In the first half, we played really well. In the second half we were a bit unlucky. We could have scored more but their goalkeeper did well to stop us.”India will meet arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday. Captain Manpreet Singh said that they will treat the game as any other. “It is an important game. We are not under pressure. We will treat the match as important as any other match,” Manpreet said after the match against Canada.last_img read more

Bajaj Pulsar presents the third season of Pulsar Festival of Speed

first_imgBajaj Pulsar, Indian sports bike manufacturer brand brings the third season of the Pulsar Festival of Speed across Delhi (Gurugram), Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai. Starting from 23rd December onwards at Leisure Valley ground, Gurugram, the festival will give Pulsar customers a chance to indulge in professional lap racing on a track setup for ultimate biking experience. Touted as biggest biking festival, it is certain to provide a fun filled extravaganza with track racing and stunting competitions and breath taking stunt shows.The Pulsar Festival of Speed spread over 2 day pit stops will be hosted at an iconic location in each city with race track set up providing an opportunity to the Pulsar fans to participate in lap racing and become the ultimate winner of Festival of Speed. The first day is entirely dedicated to clinics and the 2nd is competition and festival.In addition to race championship, the third season will offer some spectacular activities to the Pulsar fans with the introduction of India’s First Stunt Championship. Furthermore, all the amateur racing and stunting enthusiasts will get mentorship from the ace champions and riders spread over two Day Pit Stop sessions to fine tune their skills. The racing is open to all Pulsar RS200, NS200/AS200 and 220F owners in 3 separate categories while stunt championship is open to all Pulsar owners.The festival will continue to bring the racing genes of Pulsar on track with track racing, stunt biking, live bands, Pulsar experience zone with display of new 2018 edition Black Pack Pulsars and much more.advertisementCommenting on this new initiative, Mr. Sumeet Narang, Vice President – Marketing, Bajaj Auto said “The first two editions of Pulsar Festival of Speed saw spectacular response from the bike enthusiasts and as a market leader in sports segment, it’s our endeavour to evolve the landscape and keep raising the bar of customer engagement. Towards the same we are introducing India’s 1st stunt championship in FOS where the amateur stunters will get to train with best and a chance to become the 1st Pulsar stunt champion”He further added, “As a loved brand we wanted to give biking enthusiasts a chance to fine tune their racing and stunting skills. Towards the same we are introducing pro clinics for amateur racers and stunters where they will get a chance to train with the best professionals and improve their skills.”  The festival will witness registrations by Pulsar fans to participate in races conducted over laps to choose the best 6 racers in each city. The 36 winners to then compete with each other in a Grand Finale on Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore to become the ultimate winner followed by prize distribution. The National Pulsar Festival of Speed Champion will be rewarded and recognized by Bajaj Pulsar with Prize Money.Similarly, the stunt face offs will help with one winner from each city and the top 6 stunters across country will then train with GRz at their training ground and have a chance to become the 1st Pulsar stunt Champion and the Prize Money.Entry is free.Participants can register here .last_img read more

Olympiacos Beats Atromitos, 2-1

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares ATHENS — Defender Alberto Botia scored twice in the second half to extend Olympiacos’ perfect record with eight straight wins in the Greek soccer league by beating Atromitos 2-1.The Spaniard headed in a corner from Felipe Pardo in the 59th minute and struck again four minutes later, heading in a free kick from Kostas Fortounis to put his team six points clear of Panathinaikos. Borislav Stojchev scored for the hosts before the game ended.In Thessaloniki, three first-half goals gave PAOK an easy 3-1 win over Panathinaikos, while AEK Athens blasted Iraklis 5-1.Asteras also recovered form to win 2-1 at Ioannina, while Panionios suffered a surprise 1-0 loss at home to Veroia.Fans continued protests over a government plans to introduce electronic ticketing at all 16 topflight teams by the end of the month.last_img read more

Coach WV Raman assuring face in the dressing room, says ​Shikha Pandey

first_imgIndian medium pacer Shikha Pandey Monday said minor technical changes made by coach WV Raman has helped her to register career-best figures in the series-clinching win over England in the second ODI of the ICC Women’s Championship in Mumbai.Snubbed from last year’s World T20 squad, Pandey returned to the side with a bang and registered career-best figures of 4 for 18 to help India beat world champions England comprehensively by seven wickets and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.”There were a few technical issues, which were brought into my notice by Raman Sir. I was very surprised that I did not realise those (issues). He has been that assuring face in the dressing room,” Pandey said.”He is someone who you can speak about bowling and he is always there with an opinion about it. I would say, he caught the flaw during the Challengers (he had come down to see the Challengers). Those minute things actually helped a lot,” she added.Pandey and senior pacer Jhulan Goswami (4/30) wreaked havoc with the new ball to bowl out England women for 161, a target India chased down in the 42nd over by losing just three wickets.”I am always happy if medium pacers take wickets. Today we (me and Goswami) picked up eight. I would commend ourselves for taking eight wickets, especially on Indian wickets which are not very pacer friendly. We are working very hard on it and I am happy that results are coming and I hope it continues,” Pandey said.advertisementPandey was also full of praise for Goswami, saying over the years she had learnt a lot from the senior pacer.”I have learnt a lot from her (Jhulan Goswami), her work ethics, for example. She is 35-36 and for her to continue her international career and bowl so well…as a youngster when I came into the side, I could learn from her. I could learn from the way she fights back in her second spell,” she said.”There are lot of things, the list is really long. For me it has been her work ethics. She is such a team player and is always ready for the team. If I could emulate 10 per cent of that, I would be doing a great job.”Pandey refused to admit that she proved a point to her critics with her performance on Monday, especially after the World T20 snub.”I know from where this is coming. Normally, I do not celebrate my wickets as much. It’s just that getting dropped from the World T20 side was something which was not in my hands, said Pandey, when asked whether the drop from T20 side fuelled her.”I seem to be bowling well in the nets and I am just taking that confidence into matches. I wouldn’t say that getting dropped from the T20 side has sparked something in me, that was never the case.Also Read | Women’s IPL exhibition games likely during playoffs: BCCI officialAlso See:last_img read more

4-Star Athlete Announces His Decommitment

first_imgA general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies.EUGENE, OR – OCTOBER 08: A general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies on October 8, 2016 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. The Huskies defeated the Ducks 70-21. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)One of the top athletes in the 2019 recruiting class is now back on the open market. He’s announced his decommitment.Cameron Williams, a four-star athlete out of California, announced late on Sunday night that he’s de-committed from Oregon.The four-star prospect had been committed to the Ducks since April.Williams initially chose Oregon over Arizona, Arizona State and USC, among other programs.The top athlete recruit announced his decision on Twitter.My decision…?? pic.twitter.com/aa498yY3b5— C-Breezy? (@Camwilliam6) June 11, 2018Williams is ranked the No. 27 athlete in the country by 247Sports, which also rates him the No. 309 overall recruit.This is a hit for Oregon’s class, which is ranked the No. 16 class in the country for 2019 by 247Sports.last_img read more

Sport your attitude

first_img Next Jahnavi Chakravarty New DelhiJune 28, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 12:55 IST Indian designers and brands are upping the ante when it comes to stylish athleisure wear and customers no longer need to turn to pricey international labels. Athleisure, or wearing comfortable clothes in stretch fabrics and the like is no longer just a trend; it in fact has started reflecting a shift in the way we live our lives. When it stormed runways in 2015 it was all the rage but over the last three years, it has begun to reflect a cultural shift as people (celebrities or others) seek clothes that are high on comfort without being dowdy or tacky. There is the implication that wearing your gym gear to brunch (and even work) is now acceptable, even chic.The rise of athleisure can be traced back to 2003 when sportswear brands started collaborating with high-end designers to give their collections such millennial oomph, and soon after, couture sneakers and satin trimmed joggers showed up on international runways. Popular Amercian designer Tory Burch has an athleisure offshoot named Tory Sport, Nike collaborated with couture houses Givenchy and Balmain in 2016 to put out a smashing collection, Rihanna showed the Fenty x Puma collection at Paris Fashion Week recently, and even Beyonce has her very own athleisure line called Ivy Park.In India though, the trend has been slow to get off the ground but is now finding its feet as consumers are willing to pay for high quality athleisure-wear. Designers Mriga Kapadiya and Amrit Kumar have recently collaborated with global sporting brand FILA to design a collection of checkered T-shirts and bandhani-inspired shorts. Embroidered track pants, relaxed fit dresses, embellished t-shirt dresses, scuba jackets, and sarees paired with the agility of high-tops are weather friendly and so easy to slip into and stay in all day. Here, we look at four home-grown athleisure brands that take the art of relaxation very seriously.advertisementFLIRTATIOUSConcept Aakriti Grover likes to call her five-year-old brand a one-stop shop for customised comfort wear. We don’t have European bodies, why should we follow their sizing charts? she says. The brand allows one to customise their swimwear, leggings, tops and resort wear as well. You can be a small on top but a medium at the bottom and since you won’t find the right fit off the rack, we customise that for you, says the 27-year-old who’s an Instituto Marangoni, Milan, graduate. The Delhi-based label is best known for its vivid prints, striped leggings, and mesh bombers in a happy colour palette.USP Flirtatious is about the joy of dressing, not according body type, but according to what makes one happy. Our brand never talks about what suits a body shape. You wear what makes you happy, and we will make sure that it fits well, says Grover.Trend to Love What I love about athleisure is that it is effortless. You can be in a tshirt and joggers, walk into work and be completely uber chic. It is a trend that has become a lifestyle, she sums up.Price Upwards of Rs 2,800Where flirtatious.inMYRIAD ACTIVEWEARConcept We should be able to conquer the day without worrying about what we are wearing, says Sunishka Goenka, founder of Mumbai-based Myriad. The brand makes transitional garments that are comfortable but don’t compromise on fashion. Athleisure is a lifestyle and people are now pairing their trainers with everything and it shows that they really just want to be comfortable, says the 23-year-old. The London College of Fashion graduate launched her label in 2017, just a year out of college. Myriad’s line is defined by performance fabrics, colour blocking, bold prints and cuts that hold you in place the entire day.USP Myriad is essentially studio to street, mat to bar. The clothes keep you going and strike a balance between active and personal lives, says Goenka. The clothes are versatile and don’t shy away from bright colours and patterns, so one is happy to wear them outside of the gym as well.Trend to Love Comfort clothing is here to stay, whether it is for travel or for lounging, says Goenka. Shilpa Shetty and Kareena Kapoor Khan are two celebrities who pull off the athleisure trend really well, she adds.Price Upwards of Rs 3,000Where myriadactivewear.comSTRETCHERY Concept Shattering the myth that activewear has to be all mesh and lycra, Nirali Mehta and Jeenie Madan launched their label Stretchery in which year??, where the clothes are created using what they call sustainable fabric’. We wanted to craft clothes using indigenous organic cotton that would appeal to global consumers, says San Francisco-based Jeenie Madan, co-founder of Stretchery. We use fabrics that are home grown, are fair trade and only use eco-friendly dyes, says Delhi-based Nirali Mehta, who operates the India-end of the business. Clothes should sit easy on the body, as well as the mind and you should not be worried about itchy, skin-grazing fabric while working or working out, Says Mehta.advertisementUSP We harmonise comfort, style and conscience, says Mehta. Storytelling is the foundation of all of their collections and the brand reiterates the idea of doing more with less. We believe in creating organic, supple and tailored activewear that represents a lifestyle, says Mehta.Trend to Love I absolutely love that there is growing awareness about what they wear and where it comes from among consumers, says Mehta. Not only do people want to feel good about what they’re putting on their body, they also want to be completely at peace about its origins, she adds.Price Upwards of Rs 2,500Where stretchery.comKICAConcept After spending few years in New York, a city obsessed with fitness and fashion alike, Aneesha Labroo, 25, realised that no one in India made fashionable yet functional clothing. After long work days, men and women in New York would come to the gym in these chic clothes and then go out to dinner in the same clothes! says Labroo. When she returned to India, Labroo realised that people here took their fitness seriously, but lacked access to high quality and stylish activewear. Armed with a degree in fashion marketing from University of Pennsylvania, Labroo launched Kica, a brand that’s already found many takers among the fashion forward in the country.USP Our clothes are stretchy, wick sweat and unbelievably light, says Labroo. Delhi-based Kica’s signature designs include fun details like colour blocked stripes, mesh inserts and risqué cut-outs. Kica is about having fun on the journey towards fitness, says Labroo.Trend to Love I love that activewear has found its feet in India, says Labroo. It has evolved from being worn to the gym to the streets to the airport and now to the workplace, she adds. Labroo attributes the popularity of the trend to Gigi Hadid, who is rarely seen out of her athleisure wear off the red carpet. She will pair sweatpants with a silk blazer and it looks completely effortless, says Labroo.Price Upwards of Rs 1,500Where kicaactive.comMORE FROM INSIGHT | BSNL: Air India of the airwaves?MORE FROM INSIGHT | Oil tanker attacks: Blasts from the pastREAD | Govt asks BSNL to put on hold new purchases and tenders, order comes due to financial crisisREAD | We want BSNL to survive: Ravi Shankar Prasad blames stiff competition, high employee cost for crisis in telecom PSUWATCH | Great expectations: Can Union Budget fix the economy?Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnupriya Thakur Tags :Follow SportsFollow ClothesFollow AthleisureFollow athleisure clothesFollow athleisure trend Sport your attitude | India Today InsightAs more and more people place comfort above couture, designers are collaborating with established brands to give consumers a smart way of dressing down.advertisementlast_img read more

Ardmore Seawolf Joins the Fleet

first_imgzoom Ardmore Shipping Corporation took delivery of the newbuilding Ardmore Seawolf on August 13, 2015. The 49,999 deadweight tonne, eco-design IMO 3 product and chemical tanker was constructed at the SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd  Sacheon Shipyard in Korea, and is the third in a series of four SPP newbuildings scheduled to deliver to Ardmore in 2015.Upon delivery, the Ardmore Seawolf immediately contributed to growth in earnings and cashflow by commencing her initial employment in the Ardmore fleet. The delivery brings the company fleet to a total to 22 vessels.“As our newbuilding program approaches completion with just two ships remaining, our revenue days are set to increase by 70% from their 2014 level.  We wish to thank SPP Shipbuilding for its continued hard work and professionalism in building and delivering these high-quality, state-of-the-art vessels,” Anthony Gurnee, CEO of Ardmore, commented.last_img read more

Aid access no interference crucial for Gaza recovery says top UN official

2 February 2009The top United Nations humanitarian official said today that the success of relief operations in Gaza – the site of Israel’s recent three-week military offensive – hinges on three factors: access for aid agencies, a durable ceasefire and no political interference from any party. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes launched a $613 million flash appeal to help with Gaza’s post-conflict recovery needs for the area’s 1.4 million residents.“We are here today not to debate the rights and wrongs but to highlight the needs arising from the recent events in Gaza and to request urgent funds to allow the UN and partners to restore basic social services such as water, health and education, provide food, support emergency repairs of critical infrastructure, and begin to tackle psychological and protection concerns,” he said in Geneva.The funds are intended to cover needs for the next nine months and will be used for 106 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and 82 UN projects, based on a two-week assessment.Israel’s three-week military offensive in the Gaza Strip killed some 1,300 Palestinians, injured more than 5,300, 34 per cent of them children, and caused widespread damage and destruction. Some 21,000 homes were either destroyed or damaged, and at the height of the conflict, more than 50,000 people were seeking refuge in facilities of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).Mr. Holmes said the success of the relief operations depends on the sustainability of the ceasefire, as well as access of supplies, commercial goods, aid workers and cash into Gaza.He also stressed the need for relief operations to take place “free from any political interference,” with Israel, the Palestinian Authority and “those with control on the ground” not trying to “control politically the immediate humanitarian assistance we are giving.”Speaking about the appeal last week in the Swiss Alps city of Davos, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized that without urgent action, Gaza could face a greater humanitarian calamity.“People have lost their families. They have lost their homes, belongings and livelihoods. Schools, clinics, factories and businesses have been destroyed. Many of Gaza’s inhabitants still lack clean water and electricity. Too many are living in the midst of raw sewage and the threats to their health that brings,” said Mr. Ban, who saw the devastation first-hand when he visited Gaza last month.“By answering the call of this appeal, in the amount of $613 million, the world can help overcome at least some measure of their hardship,” the Secretary-General stated. In a related development, the Secretary-General’s top adviser on children and armed conflict will embark tomorrow on a five-day mission to the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel for a first-hand assessment of the situation of children in Gaza.While in the region, Radhika Coomaraswamy will also meet with various groups – including the Government of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, members of civil society, NGOs and conflict-affected children – to ensure that children are protected in the wake of the hostilities. read more

Funding shortfall for supplies hampers aid for southern Africa crisis

The UN Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Support Office said since it launched a $611 million appeal in July, almost half of the pledges received – 49 per cent – had been for the food sector. Of the almost $269 million received, just 8 per cent was earmarked for water and sanitation, 15 per cent for health and 27 per cent for agricultural support.”Funding shortfalls mean that UN agencies are stretching scarce resources and thus facing difficulty responding fully to the needs of the people covered under the appeal,” the Regional Office said.In five of the six countries covered under the appeal, people had been affected by increasingly frequent outbreaks of cholera, the Office said. The UN had provided cholera-control supplies in areas most prone to its outbreak in Swaziland, where 47 per cent do not have access to clean water, and in Malawi, where water-borne disease had killed 900 people and affected 32,000 others.The Office said while it needed $48.3 million for health interventions in Zimbabwe, only $7.1 million had been received. Meanwhile, programmes set up by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) intended to help people in drought-affected areas had received only 27 per cent of the required funding. read more

Kevin Garnett Paul Pierce Officially Sign to Brooklyn Nets

The Boston Celtics officially announced today that they have moved on with the trade of Kevin Garnett (forward/center), Paul Pierce (forward), Jason Terry (guard) and D.J. White (forward) to the Brooklyn Nets. In exchange, they will receive forwards Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, Keith Bogans (guard/forward), MarShon Brooks(guard), Kris Joseph(forward), along with three future first-round draft picks and the option to trade first-round picks during the 2017 NBA draft.“We would like to thank Paul, Kevin, and Jason for everything that they have done for this franchise. We would not have won Banner 17 without Paul and Kevin and they will go down amongst the all-time great players to have ever worn a Celtics uniform,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “At the same time we are excited to welcome Gerald, Kris, Keith, MarShon and Kris to the Celtics family. They bring a wealth of talent, experience, depth, and flexibility to our team.”“Paul and Kevin exemplified everything it means to be a Celtic,” said Celtics Managing Partner and CEO Wyc Grousbeck. “They were instrumental in bringing back Celtic Pride and providing our fans with the franchise’s first championship in over 20 years in 2008. We wish them nothing but the best in the future.” read more

Construction sector to benefit from new standard for masonry concrete blocks

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedConsumers’ rights to take centre stage tomorrow – World Consumers Day to be observedMarch 14, 2017In “latest news”GNBS now ISO 9001 internationally certifiedApril 10, 2018In “Business”Public consultations on revised Weights and Measures Act coming soonJuly 22, 2016In “Business” First-time homeowners looking to build; while those operating in the construction sector will soon benefit from improved block making, and higher quality blocks, following the approval and publication of the new standard for masonry concrete blocks.The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS), during 2017, conducted a number of consultations countrywide with block-makers to draft the criteria which will regularise the local manufacturing of concrete blocks.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), Director of GNBS, Candelle Walcott-Bostwick said the initiative stemmed from consumers dissatisfaction after facing a number of challenges with low-quality concrete blocks.“The agency now has a standard to regulate the making of concrete blocks which will be used by block makers to ensure quality concrete blocks,” Walcott-Bostwick said.According to the GNBS, official potential consumers will be advised what to look for when purchasing blocks when the standards are publicised within weeks, DPI reported.The regulations were developed by Technical Officer, Hemraj Sanichara under the Civil Engineering Committee of the GNBS.Additionally, the director noted the agency is also in the process of sourcing a consultant to revise its existing local building code to benefit those in the construction sector.These moves come as the government continues to push its housing drive across the country, as part of its plans to ensure sustainable communities, which will offer residents a better standard of housing across the board, DPI said. read more

Names advertised for next weeks 119 RAW Reunion

first_img Videos Articles Twitter Google+ WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Hospitalized Videos Articles Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall and Ric Flair were all advertised on Monday night for next week’s 1/19 WWE “RAW Reunion” show live from Dallas.Kevin Nash was originally advertised for the show and pulled due to his recent arrest.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipKevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene OkerlundVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Hulk Hogan Says He’s Headed To WWE’s Crown Jewel Event Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ric Flair Hulk Hogan Videos Articles WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash reveals he recently underwent stem cell treatment center_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene Okerlund Facebook Gene Okerlund Shawn Michaels Breaks Down His Mid-Air Sweet Chin Music Move Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 7/22/19 (RAW Reunion show, Hall of Famers and Legends return)last_img read more