Foton downs Iriga, extends win run to 4

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reigning champion Foton expectedly trounced Iriga City, 25-10, 25-23, 25-19, Tuesday in the Chooks to-Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 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 crowd00:50Trending Articles01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:37Protesters 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 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img PSL says Soltones fine sticks; PVL calls decision ‘absurd’ MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Sara Klisura of Serbia and skipper Jaja Santiago powered Foton to its fourth straight win in as many outings as Iriga solely missed the services of star player Gretchel Soltones, who was slapped a one-year ban by the league.Klisura paced the assault with 10 kills, a block and an ace for a total of 12 points while Santiago contributed 11 points.“The league and the team owners do not want this to happen to Soltones, but we have to honor and follow league rules,” PSLPresident Ramon ’Tats’ Suzara said. “All the PSL players are under contract with their respective squads and they follow our rules. No player is exempt from them.”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 shutoutFoton head coach Moro Branislav admitted that the Tornadoes relaxed a bit in the second set before they went for the kill in the deciding set.“We were a little easy in the second set. We relaxed which is very difficult. It was good thing the local and foreign players jelled in the deciding set to win the match,” Branislav said. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Branislav added he was impressed with the performance of local players Maika Ortiz and Ivy Perez, who delivered down the stretch.Serbian import Tamara Kmezic fired 17 points off 15 kills and a pair of service aces while Japanese Saam Miyagawa had 11 points for the Lady Oragons, who fell to 1-1. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

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Robinson takes blame for Lyceum’s first loss: ‘I made some bad decisions’

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Topex Robinson. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum’s perfect season has come to an end after it absorbed a 94-87 defeat to San Beda in the NCAA Season 93 Finals on Friday.Head coach Topex Robinson, who is responsible for turning around the school’s program this season, readily took all the blame for the loss.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Robinson said that if anyone else should be ready for these high-stakes situation, it should’ve been him.“When it comes to the Finals, you really have to adjust, keep on adjusting, keep on trying new combinations. Again, at the end of the day, it’s my responsibility to find ways to win. Whatever the result, at the end of the day, it’s my head. I made the mistake and I’m sorry,” he said.The youthful mentor then vowed that he’ll have a better gameplan for the Pirates come Game 2, with the team’s championship aspirations hanging in the balance.“I’ll try to lead them better come Game 2. My players played really played well, but I told them, ‘I’m sorry. It’s my fault.’ We will try to work on those mismatches and try to figure out ways to cover that. I’ll be a better coach next game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “I’m sorry. It’s my fault. I made some bad decisions, bad coaching. San Beda was really the great team this afternoon. We really lost to a better team,” he said.READ: San Beda hands Lyceum first loss of season, nears NCAA titleFEATURED 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 shutoutEngaged in a tight affair late, the Pirates’ small-ball lineup did not work as much as Robinson planned as Tankoua had his way in the paint in the fourth quarter.Though Lyceum kept itself in the game late, Robert Bolick was just too good in the clutch for the Red Lions. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding San Beda hands Lyceum first loss of season, nears NCAA title View commentslast_img read more

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Bivol stops Barrera in 12th, defends light heavyweight title

first_imgView comments Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ NEW YORK — Dmitry Bivol of Russia stopped Cuba’s Sullivan Barrera in the 12th round Saturday night to defend his WBA light heavyweight title.Bivol was dominating the fight and a little over a minute from winning an easy decision when he caught Barrera with a hard right to the head to set up the knockdown. Barrera was able to get up in time but the referee stopped the fight at 1:41 of the round.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Mexico’s Uzcategui stops Dirrell for interim IBF crown LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuscenter_img Bivol (13-0, 11 KOs) outlanded Barrera 243-75 in total punches, according the final stats, in the first of two light heavyweight title fights at Madison Square Garden. Sergey Kovalev then defended his WBO belt against Igor Mikhalkin.It was Bivol’s second defense of the title he was given when Andre Ward vacated it upon retirement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBarrera (21-2) was offered a fight first with Kovalev but chose instead to take less money for a shot at Bivol, perhaps counting on his experience over his 27-year-old opponent.But he had no answer for the champion’s speed and accuracy and did well to last as long as he did. His only previous loss had been to Ward. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Bivol wasn’t bothered by a cut near the right eye in the second round from what appeared to be a clash of heads that the ringside doctor checked a couple of times in the later rounds but never affected him.He began to assert control in the fourth, catching Barrera with a left early in the round and following with a flurry of punches and a couple solid hooks. He kept piling up the punches and appeared to have Barrera hurt again in the eight. , then scored again later in the fourth with some solid left hooks.Barrera fought hard from there but Bivol was just too fast and accurate, and hurt the challenger again in the eighth.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Police 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 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Pocari nails three-peat

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ Troubles were worth it as Pablo relishes Finals MVP trophy Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPocari Sweat is Premier Volleyball League champion for the third straight time.Krsytal Rivers starred in the Lady Warriors’ latest victory as the University of Alabama stalwart scored 27 points—15 in the first two frames—to lead a20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19 win over the BaliPure Water Defenders on Thursday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’?center_img “All I want is to help my team win,” said Rivers. “And the team has a strong will to win.”Gyselle Sy made 24 excellent sets and 12 excellent digs on top of an ace that gave Pocari a 16-8 lead in the third set.“It was a fulfilling win for us because this team has been through a lot of adversities,” said Pocari coach Rommel Abella, whose team joined the league only last season.The Lady Warriors held off the Water Defenders in the opener of the best-of-three series, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 26-24, but dropped a 15-25, 24-26, 26-24, 26-24, 13-15 decision in the next.Jaroensri Bualee, on her last tour of duty as import here, went all-out in offense in the first frame, nailing three straight points late in the set.But Pocari, led by Rivers, rose to the occasion and stepped up its attack in the second set, exploding with 25attacks against 17 by the Water Defenders.ADVERTISEMENT Playing only in the best-of-three finals because of the delayed release of her International Transfer Certificate, Rivers more than made up for it as she helped Pocari keep its Reinforced Conference crown.Pocari also ruled last year’s Open Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMichelle Strizak slammed through the enemy’s defense when BaliPure started to creep in from 13-23 to 19-24, before Jessey de Leon scored the title-clinching point.Rivers, who battled lymphoma while playing in the American collegiate league, was a last-minute replacement for injured Edina Selimovic. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:283 Maguindanao cops nabbed in drug bust facing dismissal02:49Robredo: 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 View comments WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagelast_img read more

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One and done: Trawick plays first and last game for GlobalPort

first_imgElastopainters hold on to beat Batang Pier Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pumaren added Trawick is already on his way out and that his replacement, whom he did not disclose the name, is set to suit up in GlobalPort’s game against Phoenix on Wednesday.Trawick’s horrible outing, however, wasn’t the reason why the Batang Pier bowed to the Elasto Painters, who, in contrast, drew a 25-point, 15-rebound effort from import James Weatherspoon.“We lost because of our mental lapses, it’s more mental mistakes, offensive rebound, leaving the guy wide open, those things,” Pumaren saidADVERTISEMENT 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 Trawick had twice as many fouls as points. He scored three points on 1-of-5 shooting from the field in 16 minutes of action before fouling out with still 5:46 left.READ: Elastopainters hold on to beat Batang PierFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut the early ouster of the 25-year-old guard also turned out to be a blessing in disguise for GlobalPort, which played comfortable without Trawick on the floor.“We’re not happy the way he’s performing, especially in our last tune-up game against Meralco,” said Pumaren. “First tune-up game, he played well, 27 points, but second game, he looked different.” Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jabril Trawick. PBA IMAGESJabril Trawick’s PBA debut was also his last game for GlobalPort.Trawick didn’t make it hard for the Batang Pier to let him go with an atrocious showing in the team’s 98-96 loss to Rain or Shine Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View commentslast_img read more

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Giannis relishes pressure

first_imgPhoto by: Tristan Tamayo /Inquirer.netThe current trend of superstars changing teams in the NBA has only fueled Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo to work harder on his game as he tries to lead the Milwaukee Bucks deeper in the playoffs next season.“I’m just staying on one corner, working on getting better every day,” was the curt reply of the man called the “Greek Freak” in reaction to NBA free agency that saw several stars, including Paul George, moving away from the Eastern Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Antetokounmpo is in Manila for “The Greek Freak Invades Manila” produced by King Bally Entertainment, which also donated a fully refurbished basketball court to the campus of Makati Science High School.The 7-foot Antetokounmpo mindset has worked wonders the past season when he jacked up his numbers on all statistical categories, earning Most Improved Player honors in his fourth season in the league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGolden State star Kevin Durant was among those who have tipped Antetokounmpo as a future MVP of the league.“It won’t matter if you don’t put in the work,” he said in an interview with the Inquirer at Fairmont Hotel in Makati on Sunday. “I get comments from LeBron (James) and Steph Curry about my game. I put pressure on myself to work harder.” PAF, Pocari near semis National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Antetokounmpo is the son of Nigerian immigrants. 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 FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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IPL players’ auction may be put off

first_imgWith the Cricket Board entangled in legal battles against Indian Premier League franchisees Rajasthan Royals and King’s XI Punjab, the players’ auction scheduled for January 8-9 may be postponed, a BCCI source said on Saturday.”There is a possibility that the IPL players’ auction may be postponed,” the source said, indicating that the court cases might drag on and upset the BCCI’s calculations for holding the auction as scheduled.Barring 12 Indian and overseas players retained by the eight original IPL franchises and the foreign cricketers (four maximum) not previously seen in the IPL and signed by the two new franchisees Kochi and Pune, all the remaining top players will go under the auctioneer’s hammer.The 12 cricketers who have been retained are:Chennai Super Kings — MS Dhoni (Ind), Murali Vijay (Ind), Suresh Raina (Ind) and Albie Morkel (SA).Mumbai Indians — Sachin Tendulkar (Ind), Harbhajan Singh (Ind), Lasith Malinga (SL), Kieron Pollard (WI).Rajasthan Royals — Shane Warne (Aus), Shane Watson (Aus).Delhi Daredevils — Virender Sehwag (Ind).Royal Challengers Bangalore — Virat Kohli (Ind).With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Saina to skip nationals next month

first_imgSaina Nehwal will miss the senior national badminton championships in Rohtak from January 3-10, since the meet will clash with the Super Series finals, which get underway in Taipei on January 5.Speaking to MAIL TODAY, the Hyderabadi, who won the Hong Kong Super Series meet on Sunday, said the clash of dates with the season- ending Super Series event was the reason for her missing the nationals.”The fact that I have to play in the Super Series final is very important for my rankings. This year I skipped five such events and as a result could not finish higher up.”But then, I had to do this since winning gold at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games was my top priority,” she said.Saina, who arrived in Hyderabad late on Monday, said that she was happy with the way she executed her tactics in the final against Wang Shixian of China.”I am extremely happy that I was able to play my best in the final against her (Shixian). She is one of the best players in the world and I am happy that I could win despite losing the opening game,” Saina said.Saina also felt that all the emphasis she had laid on improving her fitness has paid off.”More than anything else, I would credit my success this year to my fitness. I think I have never been so fit before this in my career.”I have been working very hard on this aspect and it was because of this that I could outlast Shixian in the decider,” she said.advertisementDespite losing the opener, Saina said she knew the match was not going to slip out of her hands.”I was confident that I could win this match. I had worked out my tactics with Baskar Babu (coach who accompanied her to Hong Kong).”We knew that we were in for a long match. And once I had won the second game, I knew I was in with a chance. She was making uncharacteristic mistakes. I think the pressure got to her,” Saina added.Playing at Indian OpenMeanwhile, Saina will be in action at the rechristened Indian Open, which gets underway in Hyderabad on Wednesday. This tournament was known as the Syed Modi International till last year.”I had a great year. I would like to end that on a positive note by winning in front of my home crowd,” said Saina.last_img read more

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CWG broadcast deal under ED scanner

first_imgPrasar Bharati’s Rs 246-crore deal with a UK-based broadcast firm for the coverage of the Commonwealth Games has now come under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate.Official sources said the multi-crore deal struck with SIS Live in UK is the latest of the various projects connected with the CWG being scrutinised by the country’s premier agency against money laundering and forex violations.The latest move by the Directorate will bring under scrutiny role of certain top officials of Prasar Bharati, they said.The ED has already sought information from the Income Tax department, which had carried out a survey at the premises of the local arm of the UK firm.The deal came under scanner because the public broadcaster entered into a Rs 246-crore agreement with SIS Live for the broadcast of the sporting extravaganza and later, the UK company sub-contracted the same to an Indian firm ‘Zoom Communication’ for just Rs 177 crore.Sources said the I-T department had first raised the red flag over the deal following scrutiny of sub-contract papers. The ED is in the process of issuing summons in connection with the case under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).President Pratibha Patil had late last year ordered suspension of Prasar Bharti’s controversial CEO B S Lalli.Lalli, who assumed the post in December 2006, was indicted by the Central Vigilance Commission which accused him of breach of Parliamentary privilege, giving undue favours to some broadcast companies and financial mismanagement.The two-member Committee headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General V K Shunglu, which went into alleged financial irregularities in the CWG, has strongly indicted suspended Lalli and Doordarshan Director General Aruna Sharma, accusing them of “collusion” with the UK-based firm which benefited Rs 135 crore in the broadcast deal.advertisementThe Committee said that based on documents available, it has concluded that the actual cost of the contract awarded to SIS Live was at best about Rs 111 crore, thus resulting in a profit of at least Rs 135 crore for the UK-based company and Zoom Communications.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Kareena Kapoor’s raunchy item song in Heroine

first_imgBollywood’s real and reel Heroine Kareena Kapoor has set the news buzzing with her upcoming raunchy number in Madhur Bhandarkar’s forthcoming film. Size zero no longer, Kareena shows off her curves in the song titled Halkat Jawani. Our sources reported that Bebo worked hard for the much publicized item number and even followed a special diet to get that perfect look and curves. Kareena sports a sari with a black choli in the song that has been designed by ace designer Manish Malhotra. The item song is being choreographed by Ganesh Acharya. Also, the buzz is that the film will be released on September 21, 2012 and will be a gift to Kareena as it happens to be her birthday.Superstar Priyanka Chopra visited the sets of Madhur Bhandarkar’s ambitious project Heroine. The 29-year-old actress spent quality time with the film’s lead actress Kareena Kapoor, with whom she had a bitter relationship in the past.last_img read more

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India Today @ Olympics: Pay for the water, but a massage is free!

first_imgMention the word security in London these days and it evokes sarcasm from even the commoner on the streets.For a city that has been fairly peaceful all these years, excessive security has never been heard of. However, thanks to the huge panic created by G4S, now there is a state of paranoia, especially if you are in east London, where most of the Olympic events will be held. From London police, Metropolitan cops and even the Army, all are present in the area in one form or the other.In fact, the way these security personnel are guarding the main press centre, it’s tough for even a journalist to enter. On Tuesday, I was stopped by two security personnel on duty.From the laptop bag, chargers, connection wires and food bag, everything was checked. But the biggest surprise was when a sealed mineral water bottle I was carrying was thrown away!I argued, having spent one pound (approx Rs 86) on water, there was nothing bad about it. I recall, during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese cops would make you drink the water and then let you pass. But here it is futile arguing over a battle of water, what with the temperature now soaring. The mantra now for the ‘goraaas’ is wear less and try to get the tan.Even the security personnel were unhappy that water bottles were being stopped. “Sir, sorry, we don’t make the rules. We are also facing the heat,” said a lady officer who pointed to the heavy uniform she was wearing.advertisementMuttering under my breath, I entered the huge complex, which houses the print media working area and also the international broadcast centre.While the media facilities are expensive, what is worse is that even drinking water has not been provided. You have to pay for the water. There are plenty of food stalls, though nothing cheap for those who come from Asia.One of the signboards on way to work inside the complex caught my eye. It said, free physiotherapy if you have a problem! After a short interview at the reception, I was told that the place worked on a charity basis but if I wished, I could drop money into a box.I was made to fill a form, something similar to what one would sign if undergoing a surgery in India. The masseur did work hard on the stiff neck and said “I was able to take the pressure”.Half an hour of ‘pain relief’ was welcome as one did not have to pay for it. Finally, there was some service being rendered free in a city where every effort is being made to ensure the United Kingdom earns as much as it can from visitors.On Monday night, after work, it was time to visit a party thrown by steel magnate Laxmi Mittal. His business may have fallen on bad days, but Indian sportspersons surely do bring him a lot of brand value.From Ronjan Sodhi to Joydeep Karmarkar and the boxers, all those under the Mittal Champions Trust marked their presence at a function hosted in Serpentine Gallery, situated inside the historic Hyde Park. Mr Mittal used it as an opportunity to touch base with the local media as well.My colleague and I reached late, by which time whatever little snacks had been served were over. After having got used to press conferences in India, where the spread is lavish, this was disappointing. Champagne and wine was being served but as I don’t touch any of this stuff, I left disappointed.After a long ride on the London Tube, back to the place where I am staying, the good old Subway sandwich came in handy. In times of recession, as the Brits themselves say, eating less is a good thing to do.I can also now vouch for that!last_img read more

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Officer’s vision makes drab police camp in Mumbai an oasis of self-sufficiency

first_imgIf you want more to do than a wind-caressed ride across a tranquil lake, you could jump into the swimming pool. Then how about cooling down before dinner with an hour’s surfing on the Net at the plush computer centre?You could be forgiven for thinking this was excerpted from an,If you want more to do than a wind-caressed ride across a tranquil lake, you could jump into the swimming pool. Then how about cooling down before dinner with an hour’s surfing on the Net at the plush computer centre?You could be forgiven for thinking this was excerpted from an advertisement for a holiday resort. You could also be forgiven if you went to this hill-top police camp in Goregaon, Mumbai, and obstinately refused to believe it is only a welfare centre for policemen and their families.The State Reserve Police (SRP) camp in Mumbai is a pleasant 136-acre campus with the air – and amenities – of a vacation spot. Of course, like any other police camp, it receives no special treatment or funds from the Maharashtra Government but runs like a small, efficient business establishment and even rakes in annual profits of over Rs 1 crore.The money is used for providing better facilities to the nearly 2,000 SRP personnel and their families. The metamorphosis from a camp distinguished by the drab khaki colour of regimentation came about because one man was prevented from doing his duty.Five years ago, Yogesh Pratap Singh thought his career as an IPS officer had come to an end. During his three-year posting in the anti-corruption branch of the CBI, he had dared to take on powerful business houses and corrupt bureaucrats. He had even carried out investigations into UTI schemes.On being transferred to Nagpur in 1996, he took his case to the law tribunals, and won when it reached the Supreme Court. He was reinstated in 1998 but given a more innocuous posting as commandant at a moribund SRP camp.But Singh found action where it did not exist. He decided to energise the less-than-sufficient Rs 3 lakh welfare fund. He shut down the loss-making bakery at the camp and sought ways to fully utilise the camp’s prime location and its proximity to the city’s western express highway.advertisementHe then renovated and furnished the camp hall into a banquet hall and started hiring it out for Rs 22,000 a day for weddings and parties. The cash registers began ringing.There was derisive laughter all around, however, when Singh dared to think of constructing a swimming pool and a lawn atop an irregular-shaped hill at the camp. The pool alone would cost over Rs 50 lakh. The commandant scoured the Internet to learn about pool construction.At the same time, he got the SRP men to level the hilltop with their new bulldozer. In six months’ time, a 30 m pool was ready. It had cost Rs 6 lakh. In a similar manner, a dirty pond in the complex was also widened and converted into an artificial lake with boating facilities.WATERING HOLE: Once a dirty pond, the lake is one of the attractions at the SRP campBollywood was among the first to notice the change wrought by a man’s vision and his force’s shramdaan. Thirsting for fresh locales, filmmakers found the camp’s away-from-the-city attractive. The makers of Sarfarosh, Badal and Fiza paid Rs 30,000 a day for use of the premises.Singh left no stone unturned in the camp. The once – tiny grocery store has now been expanded into a 2,000 sq ft departmental store open to the public. It is stocked with all items of daily use and the hoarding – “The cheapest shop in town is right here” – isn’t incorrect either. Consumer goods are available at a 10 per cent discount, while foodstuffs sell at prices that are 30-40 per cent lower than in city stores.The cash counters at the store record sales of over Rs 1 lakh a day, and on Sundays the queues to enter the store spill over to the highway. The camp earns a profit of 3 per cent on each item sold, while families save up to Rs 1,000 a month in groceries, besides having a rollicking time at the camp.Yet there is no word called complacency in Singh’s life. He continues to dream big. He plans to boost next year’s revenue by another Rs 50 lakh. The money will be used for other projects in the pipeline – a school equipped with audio visual aids, a hospital and a sports complex with an Olympic-size swimming pool and tennis courts.”I think my biggest contribution has been the setting up of a system,” says Singh, “rather than an individual-specific venture.” It seems like it has taken a police officer to hit upon the mantra for change.last_img read more

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Indo-Pak cricket series crosses final hurdle after formal security clearance from Home Ministry

first_imgA delegation of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met Union Home Secretary RK Singh on Tuesday to discuss the India-Pakistan cricket series beginning in the last week of December.The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) gave its green signal to the much-awaited bilateral cricket series and assured adequate security at match venues and to players, adding that if required, paramilitary forces helps would also be taken.BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla and a member of the delegation said that the Pakistan team would arrive on December 22 for five matches across the country — three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 Internationals.Besides security, logistics related to venues and arrangements were also discussed in the meeting.The first ODI would be played in Bangalore on Christmas. The other four matches would be played in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.last_img read more

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ONE: Joshua Pacio wary of ‘explosive, cautious’ Japanese foe in first title defense

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Without Bernadeth Pons, new era begins for FEU Lady Tamaraws LATEST STORIES Joshua Pacio is wary of what kind of fighter his opponent Yosuke Saruta is ahead of their world title bout in ONE: Eternal Glory on Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Pacio knows he could be in for a dogfight in just his first title defense just four months after taking the strawweight strap from another Japanese in Yoshitaka Naito.“I don’t see any weaknesses in Saruta. The more well-rounded mixed martial artist capable of mixing up strikes and takedowns would end up winning this bout. It’s just a matter of who gets to land first,” Pacio said.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 stars“He mostly throws crosses and hooks, so I have to try to counter with straight punches and mix my kicks properly.”Saruta may be a replacement fighter after Naito, who was supposed to clash with Pacio in a title rematch, sustained an injury, but he propelled himself to contender status following his stunning victory over Brazilian grappling specialist Alex Silva a month ago. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The 31-year-old Saruta (18-8) beat Silva, a former strawweight titleholder, by unanimous decision.“Saruta is a well-rounded athlete, I watched his bout against Alex Silva. He has power in his punches and has good offensive and defensive wrestling,” Pacio (13-2) said.“He is both explosive and cautious. He’s not the type who would just move forward because he has good timing and can wait to cleanly land his power punches.”The Team Lakay star also believes Saruta deserved his title shot despite being only in his second fight in ONE.“He was a champion in another organization, who just defeated a former world champion in his ONE Championship debut. He is without a doubt one of the best in this division.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Rookie Javee Mocon proves worth with impressive numbers in career night

first_imgView comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Mighty Sports kicks off Dubai campaign on high note PNP to prove activists’ link to CPP NPA PLAY LIST 02:02PNP to prove activists’ link to CPP NPA00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:42PH 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 ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war But he’s not the only one giving the Elasto Painters boost, as Javee Mocon has also provided a heady showing in the team’s past four outings in the Philippine Cup.On Friday night, Mocon was only second to Yap’s 21, finishing the game with a career-best 18 points to help Rain or Shine frustrate four-time conference champion San Miguel Beer at Ynares in Antipolo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It was a collective effort,” Mocon told reporters in Filipino. “We were all helping each other on defense.”“Kuya Raymond (Almazan) and kuya Beau (Belga) led by example dealing with (San Miguel Beer’s) June Mar (Fajardo) and (Christian) Standhardinger,” he added. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Not only Mocon did provide commendable contributions in the scoring column, but the former San Beda star also grabbed 17 boards to lead all of the Elasto Painters.And for the freshman, that was still all thanks to his teammates.“Our bigs were just working hard,” he said. “My job was to simple get in there and get [the ball] since I felt like their guards are a bit smaller. I was just taking advantage of that.”Mocon, picked sixth overall in the draft, has been norming 11.7 markers. But despite that impressive line—and the chatter that he should’ve been picked two turns earlier in the rookie selection, he feels that there is still much to work on.And that he plans to keep his nose on the grindstone.ADVERTISEMENT “I actually had two airballs,” he said in between chuckles. “‘Transitioning from a forward to a guard is quite the task. I still have a bunch to practice.”“I try not to engage those comments,” he added.“Even if I was drafted fourth, I’ll still prove them that I [could] be one of the best players in the league.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Behind Rain or Shine’s early success in the Philippine Cup is the steady performance by a seemingly infatigable James Yap.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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‘Zaheer Abbas is the most slow-witted, unimaginative captain in Test history’

first_imgIn all the years that I have roamed the world covering cricket, I had never before left the press-box on the last day of a tour without a lump in my throat.But I felt no emotion except relief as 1 put the lid on my typewriter on October 10, the,In all the years that I have roamed the world covering cricket, I had never before left the press-box on the last day of a tour without a lump in my throat.But I felt no emotion except relief as 1 put the lid on my typewriter on October 10, the day the curtain came down at Nagpur on the short series between India and Pakistan, in which every Test was drawn.As I plodded the short distance to my hotel, I wondered why this time I felt no regret that another tour had ended and that a visiting team containing many fine cricketers, all of them very affable young men, was packing its bags to go home.I asked myself if I had become tired of watching cricket – or had I become cynical about it? At that moment I was face to face with a small statue of C. K. Nayudu that is the centre-piece of a traffic island just outside the shambles that is Nagpur’s cricket ground.I peered at the statue through the darkness and the eyes moistened, a sign that I had not wearied of cricket. If indeed I have become cynical, my attitude is only a reflection of the trend in modern cricket, of which the series just completed is a prime example.At least one side gave the impression that the whole project was forced oh them and that they undertook it without protest only because of the high financial returns. The Indian side tried its best, but their best did not match the standards of Test cricket because the components were rusty after a long lay-off.advertisementZaheer Abbas: Negative tacticsIndifferent Attitude: The Pakistanis seemed to treat the whole venture as nothing but a dress-rehearsal for their tour of Australia, and that a rehearsal without the principal star, Imran Khan, whose absence detracted from the tone of the series and, no doubt, affected the gates.Judging by the small attendances, except at Nagpur, the public was not at all turned on by the cricket that was played, and perhaps it is to the long-term advantage of the game in India that the paying customer has become more discriminating.If the yawning spaces in the stands at Bangalore and Jalandhar contained a message for the players and the board, then this damp squib of a tour will have served some purpose.In the old order, the major cricketing countries played each other no oftener than every four years. The rarity of Test matches gave them an aura and touring sides held a mystic charm which is now absent.I understand that an annual exchange of visits between India and Pakistan is projeced, the one just ended being the first of this regular series. The main benefit of playing so often, said the Pakistan board’s president, Air Marshal Noor Khan, is the removal of the acrimonious rivalry that prevailed during India-Pakistan Test matches in the past.That is indeed a laudable objective but the whole plan of an annual exchange contains the damaging element of overexposure. Furthermore, these regular Test matches between India and Pakistan would be subsidiary to other Test commitments that India might have in the same season, which would mean an involvement in at least eight or nine Test matches in most winters.Long-term Disaster: Test cricket on that scale will not remain an easily marketable product but before this is realised and the necessary adjustments made, untold harm will have been done to the game at those lower levels where Test cricketers of the future are cultivated and raised.Kirmani, Kapil and Shastri chase a miscued shot from Wasim Raja in the Jalandhar test: Going through the motionsIf our cricketers are to play an average of nine Test matches and half-a-dozen one-day internationals during the span of a domestic season, they are going to be less and less available to play club cricket and in the Ranji and Duleep Trophy competitions.The outcome of their absence from these lower and middle tiers of the structure of Indian cricket will mean slowing down of the process of development of the game’s learners which will be disastrous, as the demand for replacements and reinforcements is bound to increase from greater stress on established Test-players.Shastri: NaggingAustralian cricket is already feeling the pressure of an excess of international cricket and particularly the overs-limit version of the game. But having surrendered to commercial interests, it is powerless to rid itself of its current ills.I wrote in agony and anger about the administration of Indian cricket after the consecutive debacles in Pakistan and the West Indies. My views have not been tempered by the winning of the World Cup, a great distinction, but unrelated to excellence in Test cricket, which is the true hallmark of prowess.advertisementThose who love and understand cricket in its pure form have stopped glorying in the World Cup triumph and begun to contemplate our Test record since November 1981 – 23 Test matches without a win since the defeat of England on a dubious Wankhede Stadium pitch.Poor Strategy: Losses this time have numbered six and there would have been an addition to the list had rain not reduced playing time in Nagpur by more than three hours, and had Zaheer Abbas, Pakistan’s captain, not fought shy of winning.When the Pakistanis were not long arrived in India, Sarfraz Nawaz, whom they chose to leave behind, was quoted as saying that he was excluded from the tour party because he refused to subscribe to a policy of “playing not to lose”.Now Sarfraz has the reputation of being a bit of a rebel, given to extravagant pronouncements. Few, therefore, took his statement seriously. But it must be viewed in fresh light after the events at Nagpur where Zaheer Abbas was not only making sure he did not lose but, seemingly. even more certain that he did not win. in the manner of the friendship- spreading Chinese table tennis players in the days of Mao Tse Tung.It was either that or assume Zaheer Abbas is the most slow-witted, unimaginative captain in Test history. Not since Ajit Wadekar turned his back on the chance of beating the West Indies in the fifth Test of 1971, in Port-of-Spain, have I known a captain to spurn an opportunity gs Zaheer did at Nagpur.Zaheer’s approach was in marked contrast to that of Kapil Dev who, despite the fact that India were without Mohinder Amarnath and notwithstanding the lean form of all the other batsmen, save Gavaskar, took every risk to force a result and redeem a miserable, rain-ruined series.The Nagpur pitch had a history of being a rough “turner” and India equipped themselves to meet its needs by including three spinners, after a long, long, time. Among them was a new cap, Raghuram Bhat, orthodox left-arm, who staked his claim by taking six wickets in the Irani Trophy match at Rajkot, in August.Kapil Dev: Going for brokeExcept that rain delayed the start by three hours and ten minutes, every thing went according to India’s plan. Beating the law of averages, Kapil Dev won the toss for the third time in the series and elected to bat.The scheme was to bat with urgency and it was pursued vigorously except in times of grave crisis, such as when India declined from 92 for two on the first day to 103 for five within less than half an hour of the start of the second.Kapil Dev, batting with uncharacteristic restraint, and Ravi Shastri stabilised the innings with a partnership of 68 but some time before this stand was ended, Kapil Dev was trying to step up the scoring rate again and the effort was not abandoned when he got out. Thus India were all out for a not too good score of 245, 15 minutes before tea.advertisementThe negative aspect of Zaheer Abbas’s captaincy was already manifest at this stage of the match. When India were in the desperate position of 103 for five and Kapil Dev and Shastri had fallen back on defence, Zaheer did nothing to increase the pressure on them.Off-spinner Nazir bowled with a seven-man leg-side field which was set more to contain than oppress; Hafeez, their main strike bowler operated with no more than two slips and a gully and there was no experimenting with the leg-spin of Wasim Raja, which had proved so effective in the Jalandhar Test.Uninspired Game: It was impossible to reconcile the non-use of Wasim Raja with what Zaheer told me on the rest day. He said he would have loved to have Abdul Qadir bowling on this wicket. If he did believe that leg-spin was going to be a potent weapon in the going conditions then why did he not put on Raja even for three overs at a time when the batsmen were playing only for survival?Pakistan, after losing their first two wickets for 26, raised a total of 322. Miandad played a very responsible innings of 60, lasting 190 minutes and even Zaheer batted well within himself to make 85, strangely enough his highest score in nine Test matches on Indian soil.Nazir: Rich haulThe scoring rate was not exciting, but Pakistan could not be criticised overmuch in this respect for they did have to insure themselves against the dangers of batting last on a pitch not rated high for its durability. Moreover, they must have been unnerved by at least two, if not three, dubious umpiring decisions early in their innings.Just over eight hours’ play was left when India began their second innings with a deficit of 77 runs. Realistically, there was not enough time for India to win from this situation, but Indian guns started to boom as Hafeez and Naqqash both bowled unwisely short with the new ball.The first five overs of the innings yielded 27 runs and straight away, Zaheer Abbas ran for cover. Nazir was called up for what was the start of a spell of 50 overs without change from one end, a remarkable feat of endurance and control which was rewarded with a bag of five wickets for 72 runs.From the outset, Nazir bowled with seven men on the leg side, three of them on the boundary. At the other end, Naqqash or Hafeez bowled with a run-saving off-side field, their line directed well outside the off stump.Survival Tactics: In a spirit of challenge, Gavaskar once attempted to hit Nazir for six to mid-wicket, escaped being caught, and then decided to exercise more restraint. With his limited range of shots, Gaekwad was more easily contained and at the end of the day, India were 99 for one, Gavaskar being 50 not out.On the morning of the last day, Zaheer’s tactics differed from the previous day only in that he gave Nazir a more aggressive field which he had every right to have because his line and length were immaculate and because the pitch was giving him increased assistance.But at the other end, he bowled Naqqash and Hafeez in the same ultra-defensive way as on the previous day. Not surprisingly, Pakistan captured only two wickets before lunch while just 55 runs were added and one of these wickets was got from Yashpal playing a wild shot.Earlier, Nazir had ended Gavaskar’s most competent innings of 50 with a ball of particular viciousness. As the first half hour after lunch was ending, with India’s lead still below a hundred, Nazir removed Vengsarkar and Shastri in a matter of three balls and if at any time there had been a possibility of India winning, it was now totally eliminated.Gavaskar: ConfidentOf course, Sandeep Patil, the cavalier, was still there, but he was hard put to survive against the spin of Nazir, never mind go for the bowling. If ever there was an opportune moment to bring on Raja, it was now; but another 20 minutes went by before he was called on for his first bowl of the match. His advent may have been further delayed if Patil had not suddenly thrashed three fours off Hafeez.Turning Point: Patil’s torment increased the instant Raja came on, his nerve not helped by Kirti Azad getting himself out at the other end to Nazir. In Raja’s second over, Patil ran down the pitch in desperation, never got to the pitch of the ball, and was bowled by a googly.India were now 188 for seven and would have been 188 for eight after the very next ball had Madan Lai not been dropped at silly point. That missed chance proved to be the turning point. If Miandad fastened on to the chance, admittedly a difficult one, it would have been curtains for India because another two-and-a-half hours remained at the time and Raja soon afterwards was also to account for Kapil Dev.There was no stronger indictment of Zaheer Abbas’s captaincy than Wasim Raja’s performance which was also a hint to India that they might have been better off playing leg-spinner Sivaramakrishnan, who was in the squad, rather than Raghuram Bhat, who proved a disappointment, despite his capture of two important wickets.On the evidence of his maiden Test, Bhat’s main virtue is his steadiness. But he is too mechanical in flight and direction to be an interesting bowler, as left-arm spinners are, or to be a match-winner at Test level. The more deadly bowler on this occasion proved to be Shastri, whose high action enabled him to get plenty of bounce from this pitch.While India’s batsmen fumbled and faltered yet again, we anxiously scanned the scores from Hyderabad in the fervent hope that Gundappa Viswanath, playing for South Zone against the West Indies would rediscover the old magic. Alas, he was c Pydanna b Baptiste 12!last_img read more

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Louie Alas defends Phoenix big men: They’re physical but not dirty players

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending 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 Chua, Kramer and Marcelo take turns in defending Beermen giant June Mar Fajardo, who was roughed up several times since the beginning of the series.walang record c Doug Kramer,Jus Chua,Dave Marcelo na dirty player cla,its true physical cla,the truth is maraming masakit sa kanila tama ng siko,balikat etc.etc.we re not complaining,thats part of it and willing cla isacrifice ang body nila pare makadepensaFEATURED 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— Louie Alas (@CoachLouieAlas) April 16, 2019 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Phoenix head coach Louie Alas came to the defense of his big men following a highly-physical semifinals Game 2 won by San Miguel Beer Monday night.Alas said his wards Justin Chua, Doug Kramer and Dave Marcelo are just physical players and not “dirty.”ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel got into its groove late behind Terrence Romeo and Marcio Lassiter, who combined for 17 points in the final frame.Lassiter topscored with 24 points while Romeo finished with 14 off the bench. Fajardo posted 19 points and 18 rebounds.The series resumes on Sunday after the Holy Week break with the Fuel Masters looking to avoid a 0-3 hole.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Alas also took the blame for the Fuel Masters’ loss in Game 2.my fault,bad decision making,mis handling!— Louie Alas (@CoachLouieAlas) April 15, 2019Phoenix lost after blowing a double-digit lead.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Ayel Estrañero moves on from UP’s early exit: ‘Life doesn’t end in UAAP’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

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Mighty Sports assembles best possible team for Jones Cup, taps Rajko Toroman as deputy

first_imgJoseph Yeo and Mighty Sports assistant team manager Jessie Angchonghoo. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANIL, Philippines—Mighty Sports knows it will have its hands full when it represents the Philippines anew in the coming Jones Cup in July.That’s why the team tried to assemble the best possible squad equipped with prolific reinforcements.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The three will be teaming up with Jason Brickman, Jason Gray, Roosevelt Adams, Mikey Williams, Aaron Black, Gab Banal, and former PBA veteran Joseph Yeo with Charles Tiu calling the shots again.Tiu, though, has decided to bring in former Philippine national team coach Rajko Toroman as part of his coaching staff.“He’s a very experienced coach,” said Angchonghoo of Toroman, who was the mentor of the original Gilas Pilipinas team formed in 2009.Mighty Sports aims to repeat its feat in 2016 when it swept its way to the Jones Cup title.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments PSC chief Butch Ramirez calls for unity amid POC feud Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “The participating teams right now are all strong and national teams so it’s much more competitive and stronger,” said Mighty Sports assistant team manager Jessie Angchonghoo on Tuesday during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Amelie Hotel-Manila.“But we’re ready. We have all the tools to compete with them.”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, logisticsJoining Mighty Sports in the tournament, which runs from July 12 to 21 in Taiwan, are national teams of Iran, Japan, South Korea, Jordan, and Tunisia, who are all preparing for their campaign in the Fiba World Cup in August.Mighty Sports will be bannered by former PBA imports Renaldo Balkman, Eugene Phelps and Zach Graham. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warlast_img read more

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Bone lesion biopsy

first_imgDefinitionA bone lesion biopsy is the removal of a piece of bone or bone marrow for examination.Alternative NamesBone biopsy; Biopsy – boneHow the test is performedThe health care provider applies a numbing medicine (local anesthetic) to the area, and makes a small cut in the skin. A special drill needle is usually used. The biopsy needle is pushed and twisted into the bone.Once the sample is obtained, the needle is twisted out and the sample is sent for examination. Pressure is applied to the site. Once bleeding stops, stitches are applied, and covered with a bandage.Bone biopsy may also be done under general anesthesia to remove a larger sample. This may allow for immediate surgery to remove the bone if the exam shows that there is an abnormal growth or cancer.How to prepare for the testYou may be told not to drink or eat anything for several hours before the biopsy.How the test will feelWith a needle biopsy, you may feel moderate discomfort and pressure, even though a local anesthetic is used. You must remain still during the procedure.After the biopsy, the area may be sore or tender for several days.Why the test is performedThe most common reasons for bone lesion biopsy are to tell the difference between cancerous and noncancerous bone tumors and to identify other bone problem. It may be performed on people with bone pain and tenderness, particularly if x-ray, CT scan, or other testing reveals a problem.advertisementNormal ValuesNormal bone appears as two types: compact and cancellous.Compact bone is dense and contains layers of mineral deposits called lamellae.Cancellous bone looks porous, with widely spaced mineral deposits, and red and yellow marrow in the center of the bone.What abnormal results meanBenign bone tumors include:Bone cystFibromaOsteoblastomaOsteoid osteomaCancerous tumors include:Ewings sarcomaMultiple myelomaOsteosarcomaAbnormal results may also be due to:Infections such as:CoccidiomycosisHistoplasmosisMycobacteria infectionOsteitis fibrosaOsteomalaciaOsteomyelitisRicketsWhat the risks areBone fractureBone infection (osteomyelitis)Damage to surrounding tissueDiscomfortExcessive bleedingInfection near the biopsy areaNote: Some people with bone disorders also have blood clotting disorders, which can increase the risk for bleeding.Special considerationsSigns of bone infection (one of the most serious risks) include fever, headache, pain with movement, redness and swelling of the tissues around the biopsy site, and drainage of pus from the biopsy site. If these occur, seek immediate medical attention.ReferencesZink BJ, Raukar NP. Bone and joint infections. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al, eds. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 134.Schwartz HS, Holt GE. Bone tumors. In:Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds.Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2012:chap 34.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

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