Hanyu defends Olympic gold medal in men’s figure skating

first_imgOnyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Jarencio, Globalport welcome long break before crucial battles ahead 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men’s free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Yuzuru Hanyu was introduced as the Olympic gold medalist, skated over to the podium and jumped high onto it. With a perfect landing, naturally.He also leaped into the figure skating history books Saturday, becoming the first man to repeat as Olympic champion since Dick Button in 1952.ADVERTISEMENT Adam Rippon doesn’t do quads, but his presentation and dramatic flair earn him points. The 28-year-old dropped from seventh to 10th, but these were successful games for him, and his arm pumps to bolster the audience’s cheers when he was done lent a comical touch.“They usually say that like, after the Olympic Games, somebody’s life changes forever,” Rippon said. “A lot of times it’s the gold medalist, but I have a feeling that my life has changed forever.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “Just happy. I can’t say anymore, just happy,” Hanyu said through his ever-present smile. “I just did my best today. I don’t know if this is the best of my skating life, but I can say from my heart that I skated my best today.”He held off countryman Shoma Uno and Spain’s Javier Fernandez in the free skate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCoach Brian Orser met Hanyu as he left the ice after his strong but slightly flawed performance. Then Orser, a two-time Olympic silver medalist who also coaches Fernandez, rushed back to behind the sideboards to help encourage the Spaniard.Fernandez couldn’t match Hanyu. Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img As always, Hanyu skated to raucous support from the crowd , with thousands of Japanese flags filling the stands. He was terrific, though not perfect, particularly messing up a combination jump.As always, he left the ice to a swarm of cascading Winnie The Pooh dolls flooding the ice.Uno might have won the gold if not for his magnificent countryman. His energy throughout, particularly in the back end of his routine to “Turandot,” permeated the arena, and he pumped his arms wildly when he finished.Fernandez, skating to “Man of La Mancha,” was a worthy medalist, finishing just 1.66 points behind Uno.“It means a lot for my country,” Fernandez said. “We’ve never had a figure skating Olympic medal. We have such few Winter Olympic medals in any sports, so I hope it means a lot to everyone back home.”The 18-year-old Chen had succumbed to the pressure and massive expectations in the short program, a day earlier . On Saturday, he nailed virtually every element. He even did the sixth quad, a loop, getting full credit for the four rotations though he put his hands down on the ice on it.“I think after having such a disastrous short program and being so, so low in the ranking — lower than I usually ever am — it allowed me to completely forget the results and focus on enjoying myself out on the ice,” Chen said, “and getting rid of expectations helped a lot.”He led all three U.S. skaters into the top 10 as his 127.64 points for technical virtuosity put him in another stratosphere, and his 215.08 points for the free skate were a personal high.Chen’s 17-year-old teammate Vincent Zhou, put down five quads — as if to say, “Hey buddy, I can do this, too” — in another spectacular jumping show. Zhou also soared in the standings, winding up sixth.“It’s been such a wild ride over my short 17 years,” Zhou said. “I’ve been through so much, it would take me hours to say it all. But to skate like that, to have a successful performance means so much to me.” Hanyu later congratulated Fernandez and told him he wished both of them could have won.“I told him, ‘Yes, Yuzu, but only one can be champion. Only one can have the gold medal,’” Fernandez said.Uno moved from third Friday to second, loading a high-scoring quad and three triples into the final minute of his routine.“I knew which level of performance I performed,” he said through a translator. “I did what I intended to do.”American Nathan Chen surged from a fiasco of a short program, when he was 17th, by winning the free skate to wind up fifth. He did it with an historic routine featuring six quads.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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PH bid in Aimag goes in full swing

first_imgFor the 116 Filipino athletes lined up in 17 of the 21 sports, it will be all business until the closing rites on Sept. 27 of the biggest continental indoor games in history due to the inclusion of the Oceania region headed by Olympic powerhouse Australia and New Zealand.Prior to the opener, the Philippines already snatched a bronze medal courtesy of wrestler Alvin Lobreguito in the men’s freestyle -57kg category in traditional wrestling.“It was a good start for us and we’re looking forward to winning more medals as the tournament progresses,” said Philippine chef de mission and Makati City representative Monsour Del Rosario, who has Philippine Karatedo Federation secretary general Raymund Lee Reyes as deputy CDM.Philippine Olympic Committee president Peping Cojuangco is also monitoring the performances of the athletes together with POC 1st vice president Joey Romasanta, POC secretary general Steve Hontiveros and POC board member Robert Mananquil in this Central Asian nation known for its massive natural gas reserves.“We all know that competition here in the Aimag is tough. But I never doubt the ability of our athletes to come up with their best effort to get a medal,” said Cojuangco.ADVERTISEMENT Eric Cray of the Philippines competes in the men’s 400-meter hurdles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Cray clocked 50.03 seconds to win the gold medal.INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZASHGABAT—The Philippine campaign in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games goes into full swing on Monday as Filipino fighters from ju-jitsu, taekwondo and wrestling together with the national tracksters figure in a tight and demanding contest for success.Southeast Asian Games 400m hurdles champion Eric Cray will test his forte in the men’s 60m hurdles against the fastest hurdlers in the continent while former Asian long-jump queen Marestella Torres is scheduled to compete in her pet event at the Indoor Athletics Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT 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 A total of 41 gold medals are at stake on Monday with Filipino athletes entered in 19 events. The 12-day sportsfest is organized by the Olympic Council of Asia.Joining Cray and Torres in the gold-medal hunt in athletics are middle-distance runners Mervin Guarte and Marco Vilog in the men’s 800m and another long-jumper in Janry Ubas.Torres and Cray are going for a podium finish on the same day while Guarte, Vilog and Ubas should sparkle in their qualifying heats to reach the finals scheduled the following day.In the previous edition of the Aimag in 2013 Incheon, dancesport bets Cherry Clarice Parcon and Gerald Jamili won a gold and a bronze. Cue artist Rubilen Amit also brought home a bronze.“I don’t make predictions but I’m pretty optimistic that our athletes can make us proud,” said Del Rosario, also the secretary general of the Philippine Taekwondo Association. “They are relaxed and seemed to be confident.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grapplers Michael Vijay Cater (men’s classic -57kg), Jonathan Maquilan (-62kg), Jhonny Morte (-68kg), Jefferson Manatad (-75kg), Cristof Hoffman Jr. (-90kg), Grace Loberanes (women’s classic -52kg) and Noemi Tener (-58kg) will also hunt for medals in today’s traditional wrestling.Taekwondo jin Ronna Levita Ilao faces Fatemeh Madahi of Iran in the round of 16 of the women’s -46kg category while Southeast Asian Games champion Samuel Morrison (men’s -75kg) and Jener Torillos (-54kg) are likewise expected to contend for a podium finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAn air of optimism surrounds the opening salvo of the country’s ju-jitsu specialists starring Alexander Lim (men’s ne-waza -69kg), Terrence Hansel Co (-77kg), Gilbert Ombao (-94kg), Asian champion Apryl Eppinger (women’s ne-waza -62kg) and Lou-Ann Jindani (-70kg).Host Turkmenistan welcomed more than 6,000 athletes from 62 countries in a grandiose opening ceremony amid a splashy display of sounds, lights, fireworks, amusing visualsand cultural presentations on Sunday night. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Desiderio sets career-high, UP pulls away in 2nd half to beat UE Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

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Batting form, luck at toss important: Kapil

first_imgBatting would be India’s strength in the upcoming World Cup but Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s wretched luck with the toss will also have to turn for the better if India are to break a 28-year-old jinx at the mega-event, feels 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev.Kapil Dev”Our strength is batting and I feel we should depend on that and have faith. Luck also plays a part…winning the toss in every match. It will be marginally difficult if we lose the toss and the rival team posts a huge total for us to chase a target of 300 or so,” the legendary all-rounder said in an interview.”If we get to bat first and make 300 and odd runs, our bowlers could do the rest for us to win each match,” he added.Though the present squad has been described as balanced by most, the lack of a genuine all-rounder has been a concern but Kapil said Dhoni as a wicket-keeper/batsman fills that slot perfectly.”There is no such thing as even the wicketkeeper is considered an all rounder. We have Dhoni as an all-rounder in the team. Hope he does well to help India win the World Cup and create history as statistics say that no host has won the Cup so far,” he said.”On paper, India look favourites without any doubt. We have so many match-winning players in our team but fielding and running between the wickets are doubtful as the team has a few weak links. Overall the team’s batting is so powerful that it can keep you in good stead and wrest the initiative,” Kapil said of India’s chances in the event starting February 19 in the sub-continent.advertisementKapil said Dhoni is the strength of the team for his exceptional leadership. “I am happy for only one thing that the captain is such important person in the team. If he gets going there is nobody to replace him,” he said.The selection of three spinners in the team has been criticised but Kapil refused to call it a case of one too many.”There is just one extra spinner in the team besides quite a few part time bowlers and picking the playing eleven depended on the captain’s point of view,” he said.On whether the intense pressure of playing at home would be a disadvantage, Kapil said, “I must say that it works both ways. People’s expectations are high and go higher most often.The advantage is that crowd support is going to help you and cheer for you. It depends on how the team members take it,” he said.Kapil refused to comment on whether the team would miss South African coach Gary Kirsten after his stint ends at the end of the World Cup.”I do not know because I am not with the team and I cannot answer what influence the coach had on the team’s performances. The team had foreign coaches for about nine or ten years now,” he said.”I do not bother about these aspects as it is entirely the job of the Indian Cricket Board,” he added.Asked whether he has any advice to offer to the Indian team for winning the Cup, Kapil quipped, “I am not good enough to give advice but they should enjoy themselves and play hard.”Looking back at the 1983 campaign, Kapil said none in the team expected to win the Cup but the belief grew with each match.”There were never any expectation as none of the team members and the team management gave a thought about our winning. It never crossed our minds right from the time we left the Indian shores that we should bring the Cup home,” he said.”We never set any goal for us but we concentrated on winning each league match. Firstly we wanted to win all our league matches and then each of the knockout ties. We were all rejoicing when we made the final and at that point of time we decided to give our best shots.”It was total team work that paid off in our team winning the title. I was feeling elated being captain and I had no words to praise my team mates for their unstinted efforts in realising the dream,” he added.With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Call it a night

first_imgAre sensational bedrooms the stuff your dreams are made of? If so, there’s help at hand. Interior designers are now creating glamorous bedrooms with exotic themes, vintage furniture and luxurious linen. While there’s an emphasis on showcasing new and cutting-edge interior trends in this relaxing space, there are efforts to,Are sensational bedrooms the stuff your dreams are made of? If so, there’s help at hand. Interior designers are now creating glamorous bedrooms with exotic themes, vintage furniture and luxurious linen. While there’s an emphasis on showcasing new and cutting-edge interior trends in this relaxing space, there are efforts to personalise it as well, with artworks, accessories and other statement pieces. There are dozens of themes to choose from, but the idea is to keep things streamlined. Clearly, the bedroom has moved up the pecking order, morphing into a high-octane personal retreat with design flourishes. So, arm yourself with some hot tips from five celebrated designers and dress up this space in style.Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla: Before finalising furnishings, follow a story line or a theme. That’s what Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, designers of an exclusive line of furniture and accents for Mumbai-based design store The Charcoal Project, tell us. According to them, it’s personalisation that makes a bedroom stand apart. “Put a few colour charts together to see the direction you are headed in. This also makes selection of materials to deck up the interiors easier,” the designers point out. To accessorise the space, a good idea is to add a unique accent that stands apart from your basic furniture cornucopia. Also, choose art to please the eye rather than merely for decoration, they add. Quiz them about the trend of going for a mix-and-match look and they instantly say, “Yes, it defines the environment.” Try adding a featured wall at the back of your bed or a dramatic wallpaper.Gunjan Gupta: “A minimalist decor is one way of preventing a multi-functional bedroom from looking cluttered,” says Gunjan Gupta, founder, Wrap Art & Design, a Delhi-based studio. You can make the bed the primary focus and let other pieces retreat into the background.The current trend is to have a bedroom that’s a bit dreamy.. Going for a themed look is a good way to personalise the space. “I like working with concepts and would suggest that you let the binding factor for all your decor decisions be a theme or concept,” she advises. For one of her clients, Gupta has designed the Bageecha Bistra, inspired by flowers depicted in Mughal art. “I chose a wallpaper complementing the bed that flaunted a fossil-artwork. To complete the look, the chandelier was a bunch of white-metal flowers by Von Egmond and an old Persian rug in complementing shades,” she says.As far as personalising your bedroom is concerned, Gupta says one should steer clear of seasonal trends. Start with the colour of your choice and think of unusual ways of bringing it into your space. For example, it could be something as simple as a bunch of flowers in that colour or a selection of books bound in that hue. Lighting is another aspect that needs attention. Invest in good quality reading lights, mood lights and lamps.Vikram Goyal: A bedroom has to follow the same aesthetics as the rest of the house. In case your home has an eclectic feel to it, then the bedroom too should follow the same design scheme, notes Vikram Goyal, director of Viya Home, an interior store with a strong presence in both Mumbai and Delhi. In case your house sports an Oriental theme, you can opt for a beautiful Chineselacquer headboard etched with old carvings in the bedroom. “But whatever theme your bedroom follows, remember that there should be enough breathing space. A Zenlike calmness is desirable,” he says.Furniture makes the bedroom look complete. So, it is wise to invest in pieces like beds with nice headboards, sofa, side tables, comfortable seats and cocktail tables. He is also in favour of combining traditional and modern furniture: “I strongly advise people to go for the mixand-match decor plan. Punctuating vintage pieces with contemporary furniture work well in a bedroom.” He suggests that people should give the overtly traditional or modern decor a miss. “It’s best to combine the two to make the space stand out. The idea is to have a bit of history and new-age romance,” he sums up.Bobby Aggarwal: “Keep the decor simple but interesting. Celebrate the bedroom by doing up your walls in happy colours. Go for distinctively designed beds that make the room look classy,” suggests Bobby Aggarwal, owner of Portside Cafe, which has stores in Pune and Delhi. His creation, Chaudvin ka chand, has a leather headboard with vibrantly coloured Islamic motifs. He stresses on making the bedroom an organised space. “Remember to have comfortable seats where you can enjoy your morning tea and breakfast. You can also invest in a low-height chest of drawers. In addition, pick up a long pouf with storage and place it in front of the bed,” says Aggarwal. He explains that the pouf can do double duty as a settee as well as a storage space for linen and other bedroom essentials.” He advises people to go for walls in muted shades so that they can be accentuated with prized artworks, black and white family photographs, mirrors and clocks. He also adds that papering the walls usually makes a space appear smaller. Instead, one should invest in dramatic bedside lamps and writing desks.Alex Davis: According to Alex Davis, director of Delhi-based Indi Store, the ambience is more important than the decor. “The bedroom is a space where you slip out of your conscience every night and where you come back to reality every morning,” he says. So, the bedroom atmosphere needs to suit your personality. Art definitely has a strong role to play in the overall design scheme here. Not only does it impart character to the room but also gives the walls a fresh lease of life.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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POC special elections could be postponed

first_imgLATEST STORIES There is a stringent process to be followed with Elizalde expected to set the election guidelines with two other members of his committee.The candidates must file their certificate of candidacy, which should be approved by the election committee before they can run for an elective position.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe POC executive board will sit down Monday at the GSIS head office in Pasay City to tackle the issue. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Danijela Dzakovic gets reprimand from PVL after hitting teammate Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments World dragon boat champs out to make waves in SEA Games Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MANILA, Philippines–There’s a strong possibility that the Philippine Olympic Committee elections tentatively set on July 5 will be postponed to a later date.With five days to go, former International Olympic Committee representative Frank Elizalde has not yet committed to chair the election committee, which facilitates the conduct of the polls.ADVERTISEMENT PH beach spikers also eye spots to Continental Cup POC chief on SEA Games hosting glitches: ‘It’s normal’ MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chieflast_img read more

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Leander Paes-Stan Wawrinka enter Cincinnati quarters

first_imgThe Indo-Swiss tennis combine of Leander Paes and Stan Wawrinka earned a three-set victory to enter the men’s doubles quarter-finals of Cincinnati Masters here.The unseeded pair ousted Canadian-American eighth seeds Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock 7-6(4), 3-6, 10-3 in an hour and 17 minutes on the outdoor hard courts of the Lindner Family Tennis Center on Tuesday.The first set was a neck-and-neck affair and was evenly contested as neither pair gave even a single breakpoint opportunity to the other. No break of serves meant the set entered the tie-breaker where Paes and Wawrinka proved a tad bit better to seal the set 7-4.The North American pair came back stronger in the second set to earn as many as nine breakpoint chances to none of Paes and Wawrinka. However, they managed to convert only one but it was enough to clinch the set and push the match into the decider.Veteran Paes showed his class when it mattered. The 42-year-old was brilliant at the net which helped the Indo-Swiss combination to easily clinch the super tie-break 10-3 and march into the last eight stage.Another Indo-Swiss combine — Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis — will play their women’s doubles second round here on Wednesday against German-Polish pair Julia Goerges and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik. The top seeds had received a bye in the first round.last_img read more

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Blue Jays Blank Yanks, 2-0

first_imgTORONTO — The New York Yankees had never seen this kind of performance from Drew Hutchison before, and it wasn’t much fun for them.Hutchison pitched seven sparkling innings, combining with Aaron Sanchez on a one-hitter, and Jose Bautista homered for the fourth straight game to lead the Toronto Blue Jays over the Yankees 2-0 on Aug. 30.“I felt the best I have all year,” Hutchison said.Mark Teixeira’s fourth-inning double was the only hit allowed by the Blue Jays. Hutchison (9-11) struck out nine and walked two.“It’s tough to get better than he was today,” Toronto Manager John Gibbons said.In four previous starts against New York this season, Hutchison had posted a 7.08 ERA while allowing 24 hits, including three homers, in 20 1-3 innings.“He threw the ball really well,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. “He’s got some pretty good stuff and today we weren’t able to figure him out.”Yankees catcher Brian McCann said Hutchison’s location was vastly better than in previous meetings. “He put the ball wherever he wanted,” McCann said.Sanchez retired all six batters he faced for his first major league save as the Blue Jays (68-67) improved to 8-17 in August. They avoided falling below .500 for the first time since May 14, when they were 20-21.“It was a big win for us today,” Sanchez said. “Hutch threw one heck of a game and I just happened to be on the end of it.”Bautista hit a two-out, two-run homer off Michael Pineda (3-3) in the first. It’s the second time in his career Bautista has connected in four consecutive games. He also did it from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, 2009.The homer was Bautista’s 100th at Rogers Centre, making him the fourth Blue Jays player to reach the century mark. Carlos Delgado (175), Vernon Wells (124) and Joe Carter (121) are the others.Hutchison retired his first 11 batters before hitting Carlos Beltran with a pitch in the fourth. Teixeira doubled before McCann was also hit by a pitch to load the bases for Martin Prado, who flied out.“Good swing by Prado,” Girardi said. “He just missed it.”Pineda gave up a season-high seven hits in six innings, losing for the first time since April 23 at Boston. He walked none and struck out three.(IAN HARRISON)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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ISL: Defending champions Bengaluru play out goalless draw vs NorthEast United

first_imgISL: Defending champions Bengaluru play out goalless draw vs NorthEast UnitedBengaluru FC and NorthEast United FC started the campaign with the goalless draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Monday.advertisement Next Press Trust of India BengaluruOctober 21, 2019UPDATED: October 22, 2019 08:57 IST ISL 2019-20 opener: Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBengaluru got off the blocks quickly and pressed NorthEast high up the fieldThe game opened up after the break and both teams started finding openingsNorthEast were pinned to their own half in the early stages but were the first to have a shot on targetHolders Bengaluru FC began their title defence with a goalless draw against a spirited NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) here on Monday.Debuts were handed out to several new signings, including Asamoah Gyan, Raphael Augusto and Ashique Kuruniyan but the teams couldn’t be separated at the end the riveting contest.Bengaluru got off the blocks quickly and pressed NorthEast high up the field.Ashique announced his arrival with a trademark solo run from the left-back position in the 15th minute. The former FC Pune City player beat three players on his way into the box but shot wide of the mark.The first-ever goalless draw at the Kanteerava in #HeroISL history! @Bengalurufc settle for a point following a close-fought contest against @NEUtdFC.#ISLRecap #LetsFootball #TrueLove pic.twitter.com/5J8FhDk9H5Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 21, 2019NorthEast United were pinned to their own half in the early stages but were the first to have a shot on target. Collecting a layoff from Asamoah Gyan, Uruguayan Martin Chaves dribbled past Juanan and forced a diving save from Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in the 21st minute.A few minutes later, Raphael Augusto split the Highlanders’ defence with an exquisite pass that released Udanta into the box but the Indian winger failed to test the goalkeeper with a wayward shot from a promising position.The intensity dropped as the first half wore on. The Bengaluru defence failed to clear a loose ball inside the box after the half-hour mark and Rahul Bheke’s header back to Gurpreet ended up with Chaves who slashed wide in front of an open goal.advertisementThe game opened up after the break and both teams started finding openings.Martin Chaves’ rampaging run through the centre in the 52nd minute caught the Bengaluru defence off-guard. The forward found Gyan in space inside the box and the Ghanaian striker’s splendid effort bounced back off the bar.Bengaluru, however, responded by fashioning two huge chances. Sunil Chhetri won a header at the back post and found Michael Onwu at point-blank range but he could not sort his feet out in time and the danger was cleared.A headed clearance by Mislav Komorski after the hour-mark fell to Nishu Kumar who unleashed a powerful strike at the goal which Subhasish Roy Chowdhury in the Highlanders’ goal brilliantly kept out with one hand while diving to his right.Carles Cuadrat brought Eugeneson Lyngdoh on with less than ten minutes to go as Bengaluru tried to find a late winner but the NorthEast defence, led by Komorski and Kai Heerings, and screened by an ever-present Jose Leudo in midfield, did well to close the gaps, frustrate the hosts and pick up a point.Also see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow ISL 2019-20Follow Bengaluru FClast_img read more

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Personal Health Information Act To Be Proclaimed Tomorrow

first_img Personal health information may include a condition or treatment and financial data about eligibility for services and benefits. It may also include information on family health history, if the patient has provided it. The Personal Health Information Act was introduced in 2010 and amended and proclaimed in 2012. For more information on the act, visit the Department of Health and Wellness website at http://novascotia.ca/dhw/phia. Nova Scotians’ personal health information will be better protected starting Saturday, June 1, when the Personal Health Information Act comes into effect. In the past, this information was covered by several pieces of federal and provincial legislation, as well as health profession codes and organizational policies and procedures. The Personal Health Information Act brings many of these rules together in one piece of legislation. Nova Scotia joins eight other provinces with similar legislation. “Nova Scotians expect their personal health information to be kept private,” said David Wilson, Minister of Health and Wellness. “At the same time, health care professionals must be able to share information in ways that can improve care. This legislation strikes the right balance between those two important goals.” Starting Saturday: if Nova Scotians’ personal health information is lost or stolen from a doctor’s office, nursing home, hospital or other provider subject to the act, the patient will be notified patients will be able to ask for a list of the people who have looked at their health information on a health-care provider’s electronic database hospitals, nursing homes, doctors, the Department of Health and Wellness and others covered by the act, will have a designated staff member to respond to privacy complaints patients or their designate will be able to limit access to their health information, or withhold consent to access itlast_img read more

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Indonesian cities empty out as millions leave to mark Ramadan end

first_imgJakarta: Millions of Indonesians were on the move at the weekend as they returned home to villages and towns across the world’s biggest Muslim nation to mark the end of Ramadan. Some 15 million people were expected to clear out of Jakarta alone — about half the megacity’s population — in an annual exodus known as “mudik” that leaves the capital’s usually traffic-clogged streets nearly empty. The migration takes a toll on Indonesia’s roads, and travellers who pack their families and luggage into cars or motorbikes to face gruelling trips that can last up to 24 hours. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’In past years scores of people have been killed in road accidents during the exodus. Highways on Java island, which is home to more than half of Indonesia’s 260 million people, were packed with travellers eager to celebrate the end of Ramadan with loved ones. Holidaymakers also crowded into airports, train stations and ports to reach destinations across the 17,000 island archipelago. Some even made their getaways on a bajaj, a three-wheeled taxi usually confined to city streets. “The travel time will be between 14 to 20 hours. If the traffic is okay, it’s 14 hours but if things are congested it will take 20 hours or even more,” said Jakarta-based bajaj driver Sugeng Puji who was headed to Kebumen in Central Java.last_img read more

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Factory investment at 3year low of 331 lakh cr in FY18 Survey

first_imgNew Delhi: Factory investment in 2017-18 hit a three-year low of Rs 3.31 lakh crore in actual terms, according to the annual survey of industries by the Statistics and Programme Implementation Ministry. Factory investment measured in terms of gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) was Rs 3.79 lakh crore and Rs 3.69 lakh crore in 2015-16 and 2016-17, respectively, provisional estimates of the survey for 2017-18 showed. The previous low of GFCF in actual terms was recorded at Rs 3.23 lakh crore in 2014-15. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe Gross Fixed Capital Formation is a barometer of investment in any sector or segment. However, the survey showed that the number of factories increased to 2,37,684 in 2017-18 from 2,34,865 a year ago. The number of employees also increased to 1.55 crore in 2017-18 from 1.48 crore in the previous year. The Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) is the most important source of industrial statistics of the registered organised manufacturing sector and extends to the entire country. This provisional data is subject to change in the process of finalization. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe ASI covers all factories registered under Factories Act, 1948 i.e. those factories employing 10 or more workers using power; and those employing 20 or more workers without using power. The survey also covers bidi and cigar manufacturing establishments registered under the Bidi & Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966 with coverage as above. All electricity undertakings engaged in generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, not registered with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) are also covered under ASI. However, the defense establishments, oil storage and distribution depots, restaurants, hotels, caf and computer services, departmental units such as railway workshops, RTC workshops, Govt. Mints, sanitary, water supply, gas storage etc. are excluded from the purview of the Survey. The units with 100 or more employees, not registered under the Factories Act, 1948 but registered under any one of the seven Acts in the Business Register of Establishments (BRE) prepared and maintained by the State Governments are considered.last_img read more

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Hong Kong police protesters clash in 16th weekend of rallies

first_imgHong Kong: Riot police and protesters in Hong Kong fought brief skirmishes near the Chinese border on Saturday, the latest clashes during huge pro-democracy protests that have battered the financial hub for more than three months. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at small groups of hardcore activists who had built barricades in the outlying town of Tuen Mun, some of them lobbing bricks and at least one Molotov cocktail. Multiple protesters were seen being arrested in the clashes, which were less sustained than the intense battles of previous weekends. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe city has been convulsed by months of huge, sometimes violent rallies calling for greater democratic freedoms and police accountability. The movement is the biggest challenge to China’s rule since Hong Kong was handed back by Britain in 1997 and shows no sign of ending, with city leaders and Beijing taking a hard line. Saturday’s clashes were the 16th straight weekend of protests and skirmishes. In a now familiar pattern, the day began with a peaceful rally through Tuen Mun, a town in Hong Kong’s northwest, close to the border with mainland China. At one point, a handful of protesters pulled down China’s flag flying outside a local government office and burned it.last_img read more

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IT dept attaches Rs 230cr benami assets of Mayawatis exsecy

first_imgNew Delhi: The income tax department has attached “benami” assets worth Rs 230 crore of retired IAS officer Net Ram who also served as secretary to former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, official sources said on Tuesday. They said a total of 19 immovable properties spread across Delhi, Noida, Kolkata and Mumbai have been attached by the department. A provisional order of the attachment against Net Ram has been issued by the Delhi investigation unit of the department under section 24(3) of the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988, they said. The attached properties are both commercial and residential. The officer, who served in top positions during BSP supremo Mayawati’s chief ministership, was first raided by the tax department in March this year. It had seized cash worth over Rs 1.64 crore, Mont Blanc pens valued at Rs 50 lakh and four luxury SUVs after these searches and had claimed to have recovered documents related to ‘benami’ assets of the officer worth Rs 300 crore. The Delhi unit of the department subsequently took over the case to probe under the anti-benami transaction law that had been lying inoperative since 1988 and was enforced from November, 2016 by the Modi government.last_img read more

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Dadasaheb Phalke award for Bachchan

first_imgNew Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was on Tuesday named this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke winner, Indian cinema’s highest honour for an artist. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar confirmed the news in a Twitter post. “The legend Amitabh Bachchan who entertained and inspired for 2 generations has been selected unanimously for #DadaSahabPhalke award. The entire country and international community is happy. My heartiest congratulations to him. @narendramodi @SrBachchan,” Javadekar tweeted. In a career spanning five decades, Bachchan has given memorable performances film after film and is a four-time National Film Award winner.last_img read more

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Give valuebased education to students Partha urges teachers

first_imgKolkata: State Education minister Partha Chatterjee urged the teachers to give value-based education to the students, to help them become useful citizens.He was addressing a youth convention to mark the conclusion of the year-long programme to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Chicago addresses of Swami Vivekananda, at Nazrul Mancha on Friday morning. The programme was organised by the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Chatterjee said: “We will have to follow the man-making education principle of Swami Vivekananda and the teachers should give value-based education to the students in addition to following the syllabus. We need good and sensitive human beings and the students should learn the role of Swamiji, Vidyasagar and Netaji in removing the negative traits from society.” Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSwami Balabhadranandaji, assistant general secretary, Ramakrishna Math and Mission, referred to the selfless service which Swamiji had mentioned in his letters and speeches. Talking about the relevance of his addresses at the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893, he said Swamiji’s words inspire the youths even today to lead a meaningful life based on service and sacrifice. Swami Divyanandaji, secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Sarada Pith, said Swamiji’s lessons help a person to love his country and society. Inspired by his philosophy, the youths in pre-Independent India had taken up several projects to help the homeless and the downtrodden and this trend in still continuing. He urged the students to get themselves involved in social service, which will help them to expand their minds. Professor Raikamal Dasgupta and Vinayak Lohani also spoke at the session. Some youth delegates spoke on the life and work of Swamiji.last_img read more

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Those out of Assam NRC will continue to vote Poll panel

first_imgNew Delhi: Days after the Union Home Ministry clarified that those left out of the National Register of Citizens in Assam will continue to enjoy all rights of a citizen till they exhaust all legal remedies, the Election Commission has decided that such people will continue to be voters if their names exist in the electoral rolls of the state. A senior functionary of the poll panel on Friday said until those left out of the NRC are eventually declared foreigners after they exhaust all their legal remedies, they would not be disenfranchised. A foreigner cannot be a voter in India, according to the Representation of the People Act, the functionary pointed out. The EC functionary referred to a clarification issued by the Home Ministry earlier this month that those left out of the NRC would continue to enjoy all rights as earlier, like other citizens. The functionary said there will be no review of their voting rights till they use all legal options available to them. The final NRC was released on August 31 with 19,06,657 of the total 3,30,27,661 applicants excluded and 3,11,22,004 included.last_img read more

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No restrictions in JK entire world supports abrogation of Article 370 Amit

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said there are no restrictions in the Kashmir Valley now and that the entire world has supported the move to abrogate the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370. Shah also said that Jammu and Kashmir will be the most developed region in the country in the next 5-7 years because of the bold step taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 5. The Home Minister also criticised the opposition for spreading “misinformation” about restrictions in the valley Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “Where are the restrictions ? It is only in your mind. There are no restrictions. Only misinformation about restrictions is being spread,” he said addressing a seminar on national security. The home minister said out of the 196 police stations in Kashmir, curfew was lifted everywhere, and only in eight police stations areas CrPC 144 was imposed where five or more persons cannot gather. Referring to the recently concluded United Nations General Assembly, Shah said all world leaders have supported India’s move on Article 370. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “All world leaders had gathered for seven days (in New York). Not a single leader has raised the issue (of Jammu and Kashmir). This is a big diplomatic victory of the Prime Minister,” he said. The home minister said 41,800 people have lost their lives in the decades-old militancy in Jammu and Kashmir but no one has raised the issue of human rights violation of jawans, their widows or the children who were orphaned. “But people are trying to create a hue and cry over lack of mobile connections for few days.Lack of phone connection is not human rights violation,” he said. Shah also said 10,000 new landline connections were given in Jammu and Kashmir while 6,000 PCOs have also come up in the last two months. “The decision on Article 370 will strengthen the unity and integrity of India,” he said.last_img read more

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Kolkata Ahead of BJP president Amit Shahs visit

first_imgKolkata: Ahead of BJP president Amit Shah’s visit to the city, the saffron party has lost control of the Garulia municipality in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, after its chairman Sunil Singh resigned from his post, paving way for the TMC to regain control of the civic body. Sunil Singh, the brother-in-law of BJP MP Arjun Singh, had switched over to the saffron party a few months ago. However, he resigned from the post of the municipality chairman on Monday evening ahead of a floor test that was scheduled this week. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja “We have the support of only seven councillors, while TMC has 13 councillors in its camp. So, I have decided to tender my resignation,” Singh told reporters. With Sunil Singh’s switch over to the BJP in June this year, the saffron party had taken control of the 21-member municipality. Along with Singh, 11 other councillors had joined the BJP. But within a few days of their joining, four of the 11 turncoat councillors returned to the TMC, bringing down the strength of the saffron party to seven. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway A few days ago, the TMC had brought in a no-confidence motion in the municipality. Voting was scheduled this week. TMC’s North 24 Parganas district president and state minister Jyotipriyo Mullick said the BJP has been threatening the TMC councillors. “They have been threatening TMC councillors to retain control of the municipal body. But the BJP has failed to do that as people of Garulia have rejected the saffron camp,” he said. Since the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had taken effective control of seven municipal bodies including Garulia, with a majority of the councillors of the civic bodies joining the saffron party. However, in the last two months, except for Bhatpara municipality, Arjun Singh’s stronghold, all the six other municipal bodies have returned to the TMC’s control. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is slated to address a seminar on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday afternoon. He will also inaugurate a community Durga Puja and attend a closed-door meeting with party office bearers, BJP sources said.last_img read more

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New Delhi A court here has ordered framing of cha

first_imgNew Delhi: A court here has ordered framing of charges against seven people for allegedly abducting children, including newborns, and selling them. It observed that trafficking in human beings is a multi-layered phenomena that can take different forms and occur in various industries. “There common characteristic is the element of constraint, deceit, threat, fraud, coercion, etc. used with an aim to economically and/or sexually exploit one or other persons and besides that there are other, less widely known forms of trafficking,” Additional Sessions Judge Anil Antil said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar Prima facie various offences, including trafficking and forgery, are made out against the seven accused, the court said, adding it cannot be said that sale and purchase of infants are out of the purview of the offence of trafficking. It said the seven accused abducted children from their guardians by fraud and were actively involved in trafficking. “All the accused, who in connivance of their common intention, were knowingly or actively involved in the commission of offence of trafficking and for this purpose they abducted innocent babies from their lawful guardianship by playing fraud upon their parents/guardian,” the judge said. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in Dwarka The court passed the order of framing charges against the seven people — Mohd Jahangir, Rahul Baudh, Jyoti Baudh, Jitender Kumar, Mithla, Shakeela Khatoon and Kavita. “Though it seems that the babies were taken from their parents with the consent but I must state that consent by playing fraud and based on false and misleading facts is no consent in the eyes of law in terms of Section 90 of the IPC,” the judge said. The Crime Branch of Delhi Police in February last year busted a child trafficking racket following a tip off and recovered a 10-day-old old baby from Jahangir’s possession. Officials had arrested Jahangir, along with the other co-accused, who during interrogation revealed about other cases of abduction. Later, police recovered some minors and cash worth Rs 43,500 from one of the accused persons. The counsel for accused submitted in court that they cannot be framed for chid trafficking since consent of victim was mandatory to indicate that there was exploitation and therefore, the said provisions were not applicable to case of minors. The counsel further contended that mere sale and purchase of infants cannot be termed as exploitation.last_img read more

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