Kingad fails to take ONE flyweight title as Moraes retains belt

first_imgLATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort 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 View comments MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Moraes (17-2) then locked his rear naked choke forcing Kingad (5-1) to tap out 4:45 into the first round.“Danny you have a big future, but tonight was my time, I trained hard, I trained my life, I had a tough win, but this is my house, this is my belt, and this is my class,” said Moraes who had his first title defense.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 shutout Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdriano Moraes successfully defended his ONE flyweight title after dominating Philippines’ own Danny Kingad in ONE Legends of the World Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Brazil’s Moraes established his presence early and had Kingad’s back with less than a minute remaining in the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH ONE: Silva ends Suzuki’s undefeated streak Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

Belangel stars as Ateneo completes UAAP juniors sweep

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:29Police 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 AFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises He finished with 31 points, seven rebounds, and three steals to carry Ateneo to an outright Finals berth.Dave Ildefonso chipped in 16 markers and six boards, while Kai Sotto posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds on top of three blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMiguel Oczon led NU with 17 points and seven rebounds, while Rhayyan Amsali added 13 points and nine boards in the defeat.The Bullpups remain in second place with an 11-3 record as they will have a twice-to-beat advantage in the stepladder semifinals. Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas stayed in the semifinals hunt after taking down defending champion and third-running Far Eastern University-Diliman, 64-62, while Adamson beat La Salle-Zobel, 75-51.Finishing the elimination round with similar 7-7 slates, UST and Adamson will dispute the last Final Four spot.MVP frontrunner CJ Cansino didn’t want his final year to end in a whimper, collecting 26 points, nine rebounds, and five assists.University of the East also stunned UP Integrated School, 94-85 to cap off its campaign with a victory.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Earthquake, wind and fire: extreme conditions hit Olympics SJ Belangel. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSJ Belangel took charge when it mattered the most to lift Ateneo over Nazareth School of National University, 78-68, for a perfect 14-0 sweep in the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball tournament Sunday at the Blue Eagle Gym.The 19-year-old point guard fired 12 points in the last three minutes as the Blue Eagles held off a late fightback by the Bullpups.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

MMA star Jones fined $205,000, license revoked over drug test

first_imgMOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Jones told Tuesday’s hearing he believed he had ingested the steroid in his most recent case inadvertently through a supplement.The fighter’s defense team however were unable to pinpoint the supplement blamed for the test.CSAC executive Andy Foster said he believed Jones story, telling the hearing “it doesn’t make any sense” that the fighter would knowingly take steroids while in competition.“I want to be very clear that I do not believe that we should end Mr. Jones’ career today,” Foster said. “But I do believe he should sit out for a while.”Jones issued a statement following the hearing.ADVERTISEMENT Jon Jones reacts to defeating Daniel Cormier in the Light Heavyweight title bout during UFC 214 at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Mixed martial arts star Jon Jones was fined $205,000 and had his fighting license revoked on Tuesday following a hearing in front of the California State Athletic Commission.Ultimate Fighting Championship ace Jones tested positive for the steroid Turinabol following an in-competition test ahead of his win against Daniel Cormier last July.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC No sibling favors “I want to thank CSAC for taking the time and hearing my case, and executive officer Andy Foster for saying he believes me,” he wrote on Twitter. /cbb Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico 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 Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next AFP official booed out of forum The 30-year-old light-heavyweight was subsequently stripped of his title and his win over Cormier was later declared a no-contest.It was the third time Jones has been stripped of his title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe lost the crown in 2015 following a hit-and-run incident and was stripped of it a second time following an anti-doping violation in 2016.Jones’ career is now hanging in the balance, with further sanctions expected from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which could suspend him from fighting for four years for a second offense. View commentslast_img read more

Smith saves TNT

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Taking charge upon realizing that their final play off an inbounds was broken by the San Miguel defense, Smith put the ball on the floor and got a shot off June Mar Fajardo as the Texters belied all pre-series predictions and immediately took the upperhand in the series.“I screwed up in the last play,” TNT coach Nash Racela said as he really called for Jason Castro to have the ball with the game on the line. “San Miguel did a good job covering Jason and Joshua just had the presence of mind to attack.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They denied everyone [from receiving the inbounds, except Smith], and he really had no choice but to make the play,” Racela added.Smith, who has torn ligaments in his right foot, is still day-to-day even if he made the game-winning shot, according to Racela. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Akari, Hapee join Open tourney Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Joshua Smith vs June Mar Fajardo. PBA IMAGESJoshua Smith continued to hobble on one good foot and remained to be the big difference for TNT KaTropa.The 330-pounder drove for a running baby hook in the final 1.6 seconds on Wednesday night and keyed a 104-102 decision by the Texters over highly favored San Miguel Beer for a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven series for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire LATEST STORIEScenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READ But San Miguel counterpart Leo Austria is now firm in his belief that their “problem” will be back, at least for Game 2 slated Friday also at the Big Dome.“Next time, we have to contain Smith, he’s the problem,” Austria, obviously dejected after coming out of the locker room, said. “It was hard preparing for this game because we didn’t know (until the last minute) who we will be playing against.“For sure, Smith will be there in Game 2 for them,” he said.Smith finished with 21 points with rookie RR Pogoy leading the Texters with a career-high 27, counting 13 in the final frame that helped keep the Beermen at bay.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 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 WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View commentslast_img read more

Sharapova comeback, teen’s dream run end at US Open

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Road Warriors sink Batang Pier 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 Maria Sharapova of Russia (left) waves to the crowd after her women’s singles fourth round match loss to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia (inset) on Day Seven of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2017. AFPNEW YORK, United States — Maria Sharapova’s Grand Slam comeback after a 15-month doping ban ended in defeat Sunday at the US Open, as did the dream run of Canadian 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov.Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova rallied to eliminate former world number one Sharapova 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 and book a quarter-final berth against American Sloane Stephens, who ousted Germany’s Julia Goerges 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.ADVERTISEMENT Carreno Busta won his third career ATP title in May on Estoril clay then reached his first Slam quarter-final at the French Open, where he retired against Rafael Nadal with an abdominal injury that kept him out of Wimbledon.Shapovalov’s bid collapsed thanks to going 3-of-13 on break points and making 55 unforced errors against 54 winners, Carreno Busta with 25 winners against 29 unforced errors.“At the beginning I was a little bit discouraged, maybe nervous,” Carreno Busta said. “In the tie-breaks I just played perfect. It was an amazing victory for me.”Later men’s matches pitted South African 28th seed Kevin Anderson against Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi and German 23rd seed Mischa Zverev against US 17th seed Sam Querrey. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo She was snubbed for a French Open wildcard, missed Wimbledon with a thigh injury but received a wildcard for the US Open despite only one hardcourt tuneup match due to a left forearm injury.Sharapova blasted a backhand down-the-line winner to break for a 3-1 edge. Sevastova broke back in the seventh game but Sharapova broke again in the last, taking the first set after 27 minutes with a forehand crosscourt winner.But Sharapova hit a forehand wide to surrender a break to put the Latvian ahead 2-1 in the second set and Sevastova held from there, aided by Sharapova’s 16-2 edge in unforced errors in the set.Sharapova double faulted to hand Sevastova a break to open the final set and the Latvian broke again at love for a 3-0 lead.Sharapova then had a blistered right middle finger taped by a trainer and immediately broke back and held. But Sevastova held at love, broke again and took the match on a service winner.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “The emotions were high when it was 5-2,” she said. “I wanted to close it so much.”‘Unbelievable’ for StephensSpanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta advanced to his second Grand Slam quarter-final with a 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/3) victory over Shapovalov.The Canadian would have been the youngest Slam quarter-finalist since Michael Chang at the 1990 French Open, youngest US Open quarter-finalist since Andre Agassi in 1988 and first US Open qualifier in the last eight since Gilles Muller in 2008.“The biggest lesson is that I’m able to compete with these guys,” Shapovalov said. “I still think I have a lot of work to do.”Stephens, who was a 2013 Australian Open semi-finalist, missed 11 months with a foot injury that required surgery in January and returned only at Wimbledon, but has won 12 of her past 14 matches for her deepest US Open run in six tries.“I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better comeback,” Stephens said. “Making it to the quarter-finals here is unbelievable.”Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up Venus Williams, the US ninth seed seeking her eighth Grand Slam title and third US Open crown, was to meet Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro for a quarter-final spot.Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, the third seed from Spain and leader in a fight for world number one, also was to face Czech 13th seed Petra Kvitova later.‘I just play perfect’Carreno Busta, the first player in Grand Slam history to face four qualifiers, has not dropped a set at the tournament.In a draw half assured of producing a first-time Slam finalist, he has a Tuesday quarter-final against either French 16th seed Lucas Pouille or Argentine 29th seed Diego Schwartzman. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sharapova, whose five Grand Slam titles include the 2006 US Open, made 51 unforced errors to only 14 by Sevastova, whose 21 winners were half the 30-year-old Russian star’s total at Arthur Ashe Stadium.“She played unbelievable throughout the first and second set and I just kept fighting, running for every ball,” Sevastova said. “The third set could have gone either way.”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 openingSevastova matched her best Slam run from last year’s US Open while 146th-ranked Sharapova served notice her game remains formidable, having defeated second-ranked Simona Halep in her dramatic opener on the New York hardcourts.Sharapova tested positive for the banned blood booster meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open and only returned from her suspension in April.last_img read more

Bhopal water crisis: A glaring problem

first_imgMansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Former cricketer and Nawab of PataudiBhopal to me has always been home. I was born there and till we went to school, we spent a lot of time in Bhopal, especially during the violence and tension of 1946-47. During the communal riots in Punjab, we were,Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Former cricketer and Nawab of PataudiBhopal to me has always been home. I was born there and till we went to school, we spent a lot of time in Bhopal, especially during the violence and tension of 1946-47. During the communal riots in Punjab, we were sent off to stay with our grandmother in Bhopal as it would be safer. It was great fun as it was a joint family system, lots of cousins and uncles, playing cricket or hockey, and all study was done at home. Then when things settled down post-independence, my father joined the external affairs ministry and we moved to Delhi. While at Welham’s in Dehradun, I spent all my holidays in Bhopal. When my grandfather died in 1960, my mother, Begum Sajida Sultan, succeeded him and we moved to Bhopal permanently.A runaway realestate sector is leaving Bhopal with a water crisisThe charm of Bhopal will always be the lake and the hills. The temperature did feel cooler than it does now and during the monsoon, it was beautiful to see the clouds come across the lake. Under royalty, Bhopal was feudal and the population was small, about 50,000. The culture was predominantly Muslim, some of which you still see in parts of the old city, a kind of mini Lucknow. It was relaxed and everyone farmed, which meant everyone had a lot of spare time. The roads were broad, there was no shortage of water or electricity. As a child, we lived in the old part of the palace. It now houses government offices and I don’t go there anymore but I gather that it’s still beautiful. We later moved to the new part of the palace and eventually, in 1970, we moved out to a smaller house.My favourite place in Bhopal used to be my aunt’s home which is now hotel Noor-us-sabah. We used to spend a lot of time there. And below that was the Rizwan Bagh, that was given to my wife as a wedding present. Saif, my son, too went to school in Bhopal for a term when he was eight, it was the first and the last time he stood first in class. My favourite mosque is the Moti Masjid. Tajul Masjid is a beautiful mosque too but its view from the main road is blocked now.advertisementBhopal also had a rich culture of sports with hockey topping the list of favourites. Even the common people could tell a bad player from a good one, a good shot from a bad. It’s no longer so, now everyone plays cricket. For a while the growth was organised, some of the new colonies such as T.T. Nagar were well laid out but then it began to get haphazard and civic amenities could not keep pace. The population is now close to two million. There is a serious shortage of water as the lake is no longer used. There is a shortage of electricity also. The city has become very congested. Perhaps I’m being over critical, as the government has tried to keep it clean. Perhaps you can’t stop the madness that comes with cities. It’s the same with Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur, Jaipur-all overcrowded.Where Bhopal is headed depends on how seriously the authorities take its governance. For instance, the lake is drying up. There were efforts to desilt it but it only became shallower and the water evaporated faster. So if there is no governance it will be on its way to becoming very uncomfortable, almost unliveable.- As told to Sumaiya Khanlast_img read more

One of US’s ugliest truths rears its head again

first_imgHad James Holmes, the man who shot dead 12 people and injured 70 in Denver on Friday, been a Muslim, he would inevitably have been called a terrorist. But, he is a nerdy, white Ph.D scholar who is now likely to be called insane more than anything else in the manner in which he associated himself with the principal villain in the Batman saga, the Joker.American politicians profess to be “shocked” by the event. But they shouldn’t be. The kind of laws that they permit on owning guns would only encourage such crimes. Even so, in the history of America’s mass killing episodes involving a shooter like Holmes, the Denver killings have set a record of sorts in the number of people killed or injured by a single gunman.Seven people were killed by a gunman at Oikos University in Oakland, California in April. And three students were killed by a fellow student in Chadron, Ohio in February. In April 2011, US House of Representatives member Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot by a gunman who succeeded in killing six people in Arizona. According to anti-gun activists, guns claim 84 lives in the US every day and wound 200.Yet, American politicians not only refuse to pass gun-control laws but revel in the freedom that American citizens have to buy and possess guns.last_img read more

Rajya Sabha extends Lokpal select committee till winter session

first_imgThe government has made it official that the controversial Lokpal Bill would not be tabled in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session. The Rajya Sabha on Friday approved an extension to the Lokpal select committee till the winter session. The key decision was made in the House in the few minutes that it functioned before it was adjourned over Coalgate till Monday. Headlines Today had earlier reported that the government had no intention of tabling the Bill in the Upper House in the monsoon session as it was not listed in the business. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Bansal, however, had said on August 9 that the Bill could be tabled in the Rajya Sabha if the select committee submitted its report by September 3. With the BJP disrupting Parliament proceedings for the eighth consecutive day, both the Houses were adjourned soon after the noon till Monday.last_img read more

Hockey India League aims to get votes of fans

first_imgWith star India midfielder Sardar Singh and five-time FIH Player of the Year Jamie Dwyer as brand ambassadors, the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL) plans to capture the imagination of fans in its inaugural edition starting early next year.With the backing of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), and a window in the calendar, the league expects to feature the best of Indian and foreign talent.Hockey India hopes to bring the feel-good factor back into the game after the team finished 12th at the London Olympics.”This is one of the steps we have taken to improve the standard of hockey in the country. We did poorly at the Olympics and we are looking into the causes,” Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra said at the launch of the tournament logo and introduction of the brand ambassadors.”We also plan to have bilateral series with top sides like Australia, Germany and the Netherlands. There is also an All India University League on the anvil.”Batra said he had a clear objective about where he wants to see the Indian team over the next few years.”I want the team to be in the top eight in world rankings in 2013, top six in 2014 and the top four in 2016. If we reach that level, with a bit of luck we can be on the Olympic podium in Rio.”The HIL is loosely based on the lines of the Indian Premier League and will have six franchises, the owners of four of which have been announced. Rajeev Shukla and Arun Jaitley, who are associated with the twenty20 cricket league, are on the HIL advisory board.advertisementSardar agreed that the upcoming league was a step in the right direction for Indian hockey. “Playing with the top foreign players will only improve the performance of the local players. The more experience we have of playing with and against the best players in the world, the more confidence we will get, which can only be helpful,” Sardar, who was included in the FIH All-Star XI in 2010 and 2011, said.Dwyer used to turn out in the Premier Hockey League and said that playing in India is a unique thrill. “I played here before and it is great for a hockey player. There are great crowds and great following for the sport. It will also be beneficial for Indian hockey as the players will learn a lot in a tournament like this,” the Australian legend said.Each franchise will have a roster of 24 players – 14 Indian and 10 foreign. At any given time, a team cannot field more than five foreign players. Contracts have already been signed with 90 Indian players and 14 from Pakistan.There is a players’ auction expected to be held sometime in October. The technical aspects of the tournament will be taken care of by the FIH, and Indian umpires will officiate in matches alongside foreign ones.There will be a panel of coaches for the tournament and present India coach Michael Nobbs has the option of aligning with any particular franchise. There will be a full complement of other coaching and support staff for all the teams, Batra said.Shukla said they have learnt from the financial problems some of the IPL franchises have faced, and had taken steps to ensure that the HIL franchises sustain their interest.”The licence fee is much less than that in the IPL. We are not putting too much burden on the franchises to ensure that the financial model remains viable over time,” he said.Jaypee Group, owners of the Punjab franchise, said they would raise a world-class team and provide the best coaches and facilities. “We will raise a world-class team and arrange best of coaching and other facilities for our players so that they could be trained to lift the HIL Trophy,” the group said in a release.last_img read more

Try these places

first_imgHeading out of the city? Try these places.Bangalore The Orange BicycleA one-stop shop for all things quirky, kitschy and colourful, The Orange Bicycle is the place to let your wild side free. A bungalow that has been converted into a shop, the place has a laid back feel to it,Heading out of the city? Try these places.BangaloreThe Orange BicycleA one-stop shop for all things quirky, kitschy and colourful, The Orange Bicycle is the place to let your wild side free. A bungalow that has been converted into a shop, the place has a laid back feel to it and is highly conducive for lazy browsing through the quirky collections for hours. On offer here are jewellery, bags, clothes, shoes and soft furnishings among other knick knacks like stationary and fridge magnets.Selections here include serving trays with fun messages printed on them, large beaded lights in bright orange and fuchsia and old-style trunks made new with a fresh coat of paint and funky designs.Cost: Rs 100 for a magnet.At: 3353, 5th Cross 12th A Main Hall, 2nd Stage Indira Nagar, Bangalore.Tel: 080 41255242.Le CristaalLe Cristaal is Bangalore’s hip new joint for great continental cuisine. This chic all-day deli has been designed to look like a Parisian cafe with dramatic red floors, stark black high gloss furniture and decals of chandeliers on the walls. Stop by in the morning for a sumptuous breakfast comprising eggs, pancakes and waffles served with maple syrup, honey and fresh fruits. For lunch or dinner, we recommend you try the penne arrabbiata, spinach ricotta ravioli or seafood risotto with saffron and roasted bell peppers.Average meal for two: Rs 1,000 plus taxes.At: 36, Vittal Malaya, Bangalore.Tel: 080 41462747.HyderabadBidriThe dimly lit short passage that leads to Bidri aims to prepare you for the sensory delights that lie ahead. You see inspirations from the traditional craft of Bidri, a silver inlay work, native to the region of the same name in Karnataka, adorning the restaurant all over. Recently revamped, the restaurant known for its Hyderabadi cuisine now includes not just local delicacies but also Mughlai cuisine treats. So whether it’s finely prepared roganjosh in Kashmiri style or kachche gosht ki biryani from Hyderabad, a meal here promises to be a mouthwatering experience.Average meal for two: Rs 2,500.At: Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre, Tank Bund Road.Tel: 040 27522577.advertisementKanganA far cry from the typical Indian restaurant, Kangan is where you will find a stylish blend of the traditional and contemporary. The many rows of bangles catch your eye as soon as you enter the eating joint which has a simple, no-frills decor. Dishes like galwati kebab (clove smoked patties with caramelised onion pate straight from the kitchen of the Lucknowi Nawabs), nalli roganjosh tempered with Kashmiri chili, safed murgh ka salan cooked with sesame seeds, almonds and coconut gravy are show stoppers here. A plate of kulfi or angoori rasmalai are good ways to wrap up your meal.The service is efficient and hospitable. You can even get a few bangles made for yourself by the lacquer bangle artisan who’ll be more than happy to indulge you.Average meal for two: Rs 2,200 plus taxes.At: Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Raheja IT Park, Madhapur.Tel: 040 67676767.ChennaiSky Lounge BarIf you’re jaded by the usual clubbing scene in the city with predictable music and crowded bars, then the High at The Raintree, Anna Salai, could be your much needed respite. The view of the cityscape from this eleven floor-high sky lounge is breathtaking, with many city landmarks such as the newly built State Secretariat glimmering against the night sky. Try their cocktails such as the High Kaffir Lime Martini-a signature drink with a confluence of premium vodka, kafir lime leaf, lemon juice and sugar syrup, besides international classics like Manhattan, Rob Roy and Bloody Mary while here. If you’re feeling peckish, we suggest you try their mezze platter with pita, lavash, hummus, muhammarah and tabouleh or paprika spiced fish fingers with tartar sauce.Average meal for two: Rs 2,000 plus taxes.At: The Raintree Hotel, 636, Anna Salai.Tel: 28309999.PuneOut of the BlueThe famous Mumbai restaurant Out of the Blue, has recently opened an outlet in Pune. If in the mood for a creamy cheese fondue, risottos or pastas, head to OOTB. The pastas in a variety of sauces and DIY sizzlers remain the highlights. End your meal in true OOTB style, with some delectable cheesecake and chocolate pastries. Like its Mumbai outlets, the new OOTB will also host events like bazaar nights. Housed in the E-Square mall at the lobby level, the restaurant, however, doesn’t have the lazy charm of its original Mumbai outlet.Average meal for two: Rs 1,200 plus taxes.At: E Square Mall, Ganeshkhind Road.Tel: 020 66044247.FlambosFlambo’s is the newly opened restaurant by Anita Lazar that promises a Latin-European feast! So, expect great cuisine from Brazil, Italy and Portugal along with some French and Spanish delicacies thrown in. The kitchen and menu are designed by celebrity chef Christopher Salim Agha Bee, the man behind Sublime in Goa and The Sunset Ashram in Ibiza. In keeping with its Brazilian leanings, it has free range meats and well-done steaks, with the Steak with Blue Cheese being a hot seller. Make sure you don’t miss the wasabi prawns, rosemary lamb chops and the Californian filo pastry.Average meal for two: Rs 1,600 plus taxes.At: G 4 Metropole, Near INOX, Camp, Bund Garden Road.Tel: 67265806.KolkataadvertisementMachchanMachaan is the city’s only jungle-themed restaurant and behind its glass doorsis a replica of a wildlife park replete with lifesize figures of a baby elephant that trumpets intermittently, a giraffe, a monkey, a snake and a flock of birds chirping from various corners. The dimly lit interiors are laid out with artificial greenery and the wooden tables with uneven edges and the leafshaped backrests for the chairs only add to the experience. The menu is North Indian all the way. Try the soft lentils of dal Machaan, the baby potatoes of bhatti ka aloo, the succulent fish of ajwaini tandoori bekti and the pickle-spiced jumbo prawns of ambi ka jhinga with an olive chili naan. Fine touches inkeeping with the theme of the restaurant are theleopard-print shirts that the waiters sport and the cutlery items with their handles resembling forked branches of trees.Average meal for two: Rs 1,200 plus taxes.At: Mani Square Mall, 4th Floor, 164/1 Maniktala Main Road, EM Bypass.Tel: 033 65364680.last_img read more

Severe blow: Telugu Desam loses Himayatnagar by-election to BJP

first_imgRama Rao: Severe blowFor the fledgling Telugu Desam Ministry the loss of the Himayatnagar by-election last fortnight came as a severe blow.Though the party won the three other seats, the importance of the defeat in the heart of Hyderabad to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a massive margin of,Rama Rao: Severe blowFor the fledgling Telugu Desam Ministry the loss of the Himayatnagar by-election last fortnight came as a severe blow.Though the party won the three other seats, the importance of the defeat in the heart of Hyderabad to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a massive margin of 28,134 votes cannot be underestimated.The Telugu Desam candidate was P. Upendra, a close aide of Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao. To ensure his victory the party had brought in the chief minister’s election agent from Gudivada and campaigning had been hectic. To make matters worse the ruling party had won this seat in January, though with a narrow margin.The victory brings the BJP’S strength in the 294-member Assembly to four. Said A. Narendra: “We are like four pillars to take the party to newer strength. After returning from giving thanks to Lord Venkateshwara at Tirupati, I will go around from door to door to thank the voters.”This personal touch was evident all through the campaign. The party organised 45-member committees for most of the 14 polling stations and organised for workers to personally meet voters at least three times. The campaign was successful and on election day the BJP assistance desks were crowded with supporters.The Telugu Desam’s defeat has been put down to several factors. The choice of an outside candidate against the BJP’S local one apparently worked against them. Also the alliance with the Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and particularly the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Maslimeen also turned voters away.advertisementSaid a BJP leader: “The Telugu Desam taking the open support of the communal Majlis and the communists made many votes swing our way. At one stage we had our fears as Rama Rao drew large crowds.”Allegations: Rama Rao, for his own part, minimised the defeat saying: “In Himayatnagar we have retained our strength as the votes polled are more than in the January election.” His party workers and members of the Congress(I) were, however, not so satisfied and levelled charges of rigging at the BJP.Said Congress(I) candidate, T. Lakshmi-kanthamma, who had lost her deposit: “We heard of the plans to have voters impersonate others and our fears were confirmed when counting began.With only five, six and seven votes for the Congress(I) in a box it was clear that the BJP had rigged the polls and so we left the counting centre in protest. Surely the Congress vote cannot drop from 12,000 in January to just 3,600 now.”Lakshmikanthamma also complained to the chief electoral officer and the election commission. The police arrested a few party workers as complaints of attempted impersonation were filed but released them when the presiding officers did not file written complaints.BJP General Secretary Bandaru Dattatreya dismissed both parties as “spoil sports” and added that “they could not take defeat gracefully”. At the personal level, however, candidates were more sporting: the’Telugu Desam’s Upendra visited Narendra in order to congratulate him.The Telugu Desam retained Tirupati and wrested Yemmiganur from the Congress(I). The Yemmiganur win was surprising as this was supposed to have been the pocket borough of former chief minister K. Vijayabhaskara Reddy who vacated the seat when he was inducted into the Central Cabinet.The victory of the Telugu Desam’s astrologer candidate B. V. Mohana Reddy must therefore have shaken the chief minister personally. In Madanapalli the Telugu Desam’s R. Narayana Reddi won with 10,500 votes.The Congress(I)’s dismal performance shows that it is yet to learn the lessons of January, Squabbles and petty rivalries surfaced again and even led to some degree of cross-voting. As usual immediately after the defeat, the resignation of the pradesh party chief G. Venkataswamy was demanded.Shot back Venkataswamy belligerently: “I have been president for only four months and before I resign I will make a statement as to who is responsible for the debacle.” And the time has surely come for members of the Congress(I) in Andhra Pradesh to stand up and be counted.last_img read more

Mind Rocks today, with Arjun, Deepika and Yo Yo Honey Singh

first_imgFrom Arjun Kapoor to Deepika Padukone and Yo Yo Honey Singh to Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. The India Today Group Mind Rocks Youth Summit is back in Delhi with big Bollywood stars, the new brigade of young MPs and sports and music icons.So all through Saturday, get ready to speak and with your icons on at Siri Fort Auditorium.Like last month’s Mind Rocks Chandigarh edition, this one too promises to be as much fun and interesting. There will be music and songs and dance, along with some serious talk and some heart-to-heart chat.The day will open with a power talk by Piyush Goyal, India’s new power and coal minister.Next will be your chance to speak to Finding Fanny star Deepika Padukone, as she shares her takes on grit, glamour and guts.She will be followed by Arjun Kapoor, the new heartthrob on the block after the success of 2 States. Watch Bollywood’s Ishaqzaada speak about how he came into his own.The next session will see Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, the Olympic medalist and a Lok Sabha MP from Rajasthan, share stage with AAP leader Manish Sisodia. They will speak on how the public office needs to be reinvented.Then it’s a date with India’s finest women cricketers and wrestlers. Stars of our women’s cricket team, Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj, and wrestling stars Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari will speak on making it to the big league.Also meet up close VJ Andy and actor-singer Sophie Choudry.Celebrity fashion designer Suneet Varma and Snapdeal’s young CEO Kunal Bahl will also be there, speaking about how to make the cut.advertisementAfter Chandigarh, Bhagwant Mann, the satirist who is now an Aam Aadmi Party MP, is back on popular demand. Hear him speak, in his inimitable style, why politics needs a sense of humour.Jive then to the soulful songs of Rabbi Shergill, the sardar of Sufi who regaled all at Mind Rocks in Shillong last year, and feel astounded at the courage and expertise of danseuse Shubh Kaur Ghumman.The day will wrap up with a bang, as Yo Yo Honey Singh, the new superstar rapper and the heart of all new Bollywood dance numbers, takes the stage.last_img read more

1st female gamers qualify for NBA 2K League draft pool

first_imgNEW YORK, NY – APRIL 04: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver anounces the #1 overall pick in the first during NBA 2K League Draft at Madison Square Garden on April 4, 2018 in New York City. Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Two female gamers have been invited to attend this year’s NBA 2K League draft, the first time women will be included in the draft pool.Chiquita Evans from Kentucky and Brianna Novin from New Jersey qualified for the esports draft through the league’s online combine. They are both expected to be at Barclays Center for the event Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Kelly Oubre, Devin Booker help Suns stun Bucks Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end The 2K League is entering its second season and did not have any female players in its inaugural year. Before last season’s draft, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called the lack of gender diversity “a disappointment for all of us so far.”Women have had difficulty breaking into professional esports. Among the most popular circuits, League of Legends Championship Series and the Overwatch League have each had just one female player.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:03DOH drafting order to lower prices of expensive medicines02:42PH 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

LOOK: Lady Tamaraws get ‘merienda’ treat from Tigresses

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte FEU on Monday posted a photo of a gift from UST, a platter full of stir-fried noodles, and thanked them for the treat.The Tigresses promptly replied.READ: Tougher road to four-peat for La Salle after loss to FEU “As Jesus Christ once preached… Love Your Neighbors. 🌻🐯#” the UST women’s volleyball team replied on Twitter.It’s still unclear if UST will send another if it ends up with the No. 2 spot on Wednesday when it takes on defending champion La Salle in a playoff.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Monster effort from Nikola Jokic carries Nuggets past Trail Blazers in series opener MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University’s stunning win over De La Salle gave University of Santo Tomas a chance to fight for the second seed and the last twice-to-beat incentive.The Golden Tigresses made sure to show their appreciation to their neighbors in the Lady Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew READ: FEU topples La Salle, sends DLSU to a playoff vs UST for No. 2As Jesus Christ once preached… Love Your Neighbors. 🌻🐯#BeBrave #KamiNaman https://t.co/lvtGwGglX5FEATURED 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— UST Tigresses (@USTWVTofficial) April 29, 2019last_img read more

As Finals set to begin, Tigresses stars Rondina, Laure receive top honors

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘Cojuangco snaking back to rule POC’ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Never underestimate the heart of a Tigress—no matter how small she may seem.ADVERTISEMENT Sisi Rondina stood tallest among the stars of UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball as she will bring in some sort of momentum going into Saturday’s Game 1 of the best-of-three Finals against Ateneo.Rondina is set to receive the MVP trophy of the women’s division after a stellar season that saw her dominate in offense with her power.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, logistics“Height doesn’t really matter in volleyball,” said the 5-foot-6 Rondina, who is the shortest among the last six players to win the MVP award. “What you need is a big heart, and … your effort in working to raise your team.”“This is for those I’ve inspired, that even though we’re small, it shows that we can,” said Rondina, who finished with the highest scoring total this season with 259 points. “If you put your heart in every game, if you put your 101 percent to play for your team, then there won’t be any problems.” Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img Rondina will be a marked woman in Game 1 of the Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum, and her power will be tested at the net by Ateneo’s lengthy core of Bea de Leon, Maddie Madayag and Kat Tolentino.Rondina’s chief rival for the MVP trophy was teammate Eya Laure, who will be named Rookie of the Year.“I’m happy because Ate Sisi deserved the MVP and you can really see it in her game,” said Laure, who was the league’s second best scorer with 230 points.Besides, Laure has her eyes fixed on a shinier hardware.“We really [are looking at] the bigger picture because we want the championship more than anything else,” Laure said.ADVERTISEMENT Inmate exposes corruption at the NBP during Senate probe PLAY LIST 02:54Inmate exposes corruption at the NBP during Senate probe02:16Opposition sets final push of its Senate bets on May 803:53Rise of alternative leaders in 2019 polls offers hope for Philippines02:42PH 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 DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting To get that, the Tigresses need to hurdle Ateneo, the No. 1 squad all season. The heavily favored Lady Eagles have a deeper, more experienced roster that will try to negate the Tigresses’ spunk and hunger for validation.Deanna Wong and Ponggay Gaston will power the Lady Eagles.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more

Abdominal pain

first_imgDefinitionAbdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly.Alternative NamesStomach pain; Pain – abdomen; Belly ache; Abdominal cramps; Bellyache; StomachacheConsiderationsAlmost everyone has pain in the abdomen at some point. Most of the time, it is not serious.How bad your pain is does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain.For example, you might have very bad abdominal pain if you have gas or stomach cramps due to viral gastroenteritis.However, life-threatening conditions, such as colon cancer or early appendicitis, may only cause mild pain or no pain.Other ways to describe pain in your abdomen include:Generalized pain: This means that you feel it in more than half of your belly. This type of pain is more typical for a stomach virus, indigestion, or gas. If the pain becomes more severe, it may be caused by a blockage of the intestines.Localized pain: This is pain found in only one area of your belly. It is more likely to be a sign of a problem in an organ, such as the appendix, gallbladder, or stomach.Cramp-like pain: This type of pain is not serious most of the time. It is likely to be due to gas and bloating, and is often followed by diarrhea. More worrisome signs include pain that occurs more often, lasts than 24 hours, or occurs with a fever.Colicky pain: This type of pain comes in waves. It very often starts and ends suddenly, and is often severe. Kidney stones and gallstones are common causes of this type of belly pain.CausesadvertisementMany different conditions can cause abdominal pain. The key is to know when you need to get immediate medical care. Sometimes you may only need to call a doctor if your symptoms continue.Less serious causes of abdominal pain include:ConstipationIrritable bowel syndromeFood allergies or intolerance (such as lactose intolerance)Food poisoningStomach fluOther possible causes include:AppendicitisAbdominal aortic aneurysm (bulging and weakening of the major artery in the body)Bowel blockage or obstructionCancer of the stomach, colon (large bowel), and other organsCholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) with or without gallstonesDecreased blood supply to the intestines (ischemic bowel)Diverticulitis (inflammation and infection of the colon)Heartburn, indigestion, or gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis)Kidney stonesPancreatitis (swelling or infection of the pancreas)UlcersSometimes, abdominal pain may occur due to a problem somewhere else in your body, such as your chest or pelvic area. For example, you may have abdominal pain if you have:Severe menstrual crampsEndometriosisMuscle strainPelvic inflammatory disease (PID)Tubal (ectopic) pregnancyUrinary tract infectionsHome CareYou can try the following home care steps to ease mild abdominal pain:Sip water or other clear fluids. You may have sports drinks in small amounts. (People with diabetes must check their blood sugar often and adjust their medicines as needed).Avoid solid food for the first few hours.If you have been vomiting, wait 6 hours, and then eat small amounts of mild foods such as rice, applesauce, or crackers. Avoid dairy products.If the pain is high up in your abdomen and occurs after meals, antacids may help, especially if you feel heartburn or indigestion. Avoid citrus, high-fat foods, fried or greasy foods, tomato products, caffeine, alcohol, and carbonated beverages.Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory medications, and narcotic pain pills unless your health care provider prescribes them. If you know that your pain is not related to your liver, you can try acetaminophen (Tylenol).These additional steps may help prevent some types of abdominal pain:Drink plenty of water each day.Eat small meals more frequently.Exercise regularly.Limit foods that produce gas.Make sure that your meals are well-balanced and high in fiber. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalGet medical help right away or call your local emergency number (such as 911) if you:Are currently being treated for cancerAre unable to pass stool, especially if you are also vomitingAre vomiting blood or have blood in your stool (especially if maroon or dark, tarry black)Have chest, neck, or shoulder painHave sudden, sharp abdominal painHave pain in, or between, your shoulder blades with nauseaHave tenderness in your belly, or your belly is rigid and hard to the touchAre pregnant or could be pregnantHad a recent injury to your abdomenHave difficulty breathingCall your doctor if you have:Abdominal discomfort that lasts 1 week or longerAbdominal pain that does not improve in 24 – 48 hours, or becomes more severe and frequent and occurs with nausea and vomitingBloating that persists for more than 2 daysBurning sensation when you urinate or frequent urinationDiarrhea for more than 5 daysFever (over 100F for adults or 100.4F for children) with your painProlonged poor appetiteProlonged vaginal bleedingUnexplained weight lossWhat to Expect at Your Office VisitadvertisementYour health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about your symptoms and medical history. Your specific symptoms, the location of pain and when it occurs will help your health care provider diagnosis the cause.LOCATION OF YOUR PAINWhere do you feel the pain?Is it all over or in one spot?Does the pain move into your back, groin, or down your legs?TYPE AND INTESITY OF YOUR PAINIs the pain severe, sharp, or cramping?Do you have it all the time, or does it come and go?Does the pain wake you up at night?HISTORY OF YOUR PAINHave you had similar pain in the past? How long has each episode lasted?When does the pain occur? For example, after meals or during menstruation?What makes the pain worse? For example, eating, stress, or lying down?What makes the pain better? For example, drinking milk, having a bowel movement, or taking an antacid?What medications are you taking?OTHER MEDICAL HISTORYHave you had a recent injury?Are you pregnant?What other symptoms do you have?Tests that may be done include:Barium enemaBlood, urine, and stool testsCT scanColonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy (tube through the rectum into the colon)EKG (electrocardiogram) or heart tracingUltrasound of the abdomenUpper endoscopy (tube through the mouth into the esophagus, stomach and upper small intestine)Upper GI (gastrointestinal) and small bowel seriesX-rays of the abdomenReferencesEbell MH. Diagnosis of appendicitis: part 1. History and physical examination. Am Fam Physician. 2008;77:828-830.Bundy DG, Byerley JS, Liles EA, Perrin EM, Katznelson J, Rice HE. Does this child have appendicitis? JAMA. 2007;25:438-451.Millham FH. Acute abdominal pain. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtrans Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 10.Squires RA., Postier RG., Acute abdomen In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2012:chap 47.Budhram GR, Bengiamin RN., Abdominal pain. In Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al, eds. Rosens Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2013:chap 27.Review Date:5/12/2014Reviewed By:Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 3: As it happened

first_imgHello and welcome to the coverage from Day 3 of the first Test between Sri Lanka and India in Galle.ScorecardIndia (2nd innings):7.6 overs (Stumps): Dinesh Chandimal with his unbeaten 162 has turned the table with SriLanka setting a tricky target of 176 to win for win with two daysremaining. India were 23 for 1 at stumps with Dhawan and nightwatchman Ishant at the crease, needing 153 more runs to win.4.3 overs: Out. Rangana Herath strikes early for Sri Lanka by trapping opener KL Rahul lbw for 5. India 14 for 1. Sri Lanka (2nd innings):82.2 overs: Third 10-wicket haul for Ashwin as he gets the last man Nuwan Pradeep and that left Chandimal stranded at 162. Sri Lanka all out for 367 and setting a target of 176 for win. 72.5 overs: Out. Mishra gets his third wicket as Rangana Herath falls for 1 caught in the slip by Rahane, who entered record books for becoming non-wicketkeeper to take eight catches in a Test match. Meanwhile at the other end Chandimal looking solid as ever. 68.3 overs: Out. Mubarak looking to nudge it to the offside gets an outside edge to Rahane in the slips and Harbhajan too gets a wicket. 58.5 overs: Dinesh Chandimal nudges to the off and sneaks a quick single to bring up his fourth Test hundred.  Sri Lanka 266 for 6.57.6 overs (Tea): Sri Lanka have turned the table and by tea were 263 for 6 with a lead of 71 runs. Chandimal was unbeaten on 98 and Jehan Mubarak on 23 and would look to stretch the lead befond 150 and then we have a interesting contest on our hands.  advertisementChandimal in his nineties now.  50.4 overs: Out. Ashwin, who was brought back into the attack, strikes immediately. Thirimmane edges a ball that bounced extra off the track and Rahane at 1st slip takes a brilliant low-catch. Sri Lanka 220 for 6.45.6 overs: India would have expected to wrap up Sri Lanka in the post-lunch session but Thirimanne and Chandimal have brought a complete change to the plot by stitching together an unbeaten 100-plus stand. Meanwhile the hosts have also taken the lead, which means India have to bat again. Chandimal 58, Thirimanne 38 with Sri Lanka 195 for 5.Even after this counterattacking display from the Sri Lankan’s, it is heartening to see Kohli persisting with fielders inside the ring.  40 overs: Harbhajan into the attack 39.3 overs: 50 from 48 balls for Dinesh Chandimal. Brilliant counterattacking batting from the Sri Lankan. But will it be of any use now? Ishant has been brought back to stop the run flow. Sri Lanka 171 for 5 150 comes up for Sri Lanka and they trail India’s score by 42 runs with five wickets in hand.  Chandimal and Thirimanne are playing positive cricket here. The wicket keeper-batsman has counterattacked. Both these men have put on a decent partnership. Looking at the proceedings, India might have to bat again, albeit not for long .  29.6 overs (Lunch):  That will be lunch on day three in Galle with India back on top after the spinners strikes by getting the key wickets of Sangakkara and Mathews. Sri Lanka offered a bit of resistance, thanks to the 87-run stand between Sangakkara and Mathews but after their dismissals India have wrested the initiative back. Sri Lanka were 108 for 5 at lunch trailing by 84 runs.25.6 overs: Out. Turn and bounce for Mishra that took Angelo Mathews by surprise by offering a simple catch to silly point. Sri Lanka are 5 down. 24.5 overs: Out. Ashwin finally strikes to give the much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Kumar Sangakkara for 40 caught brilliantly by Rahane in the slips. Sangakkara forged with Mathews a 87 runs stand. 21 overs: The Sangakkara, Mathews partnership has revived Sri Lanka and dashed Indian hopes of running through the side. Kohli now continuing with spinners from both ends with the hosts trailing by 113 runs. 14 overs: 10 runs off Aaron’s over, which included two boundaries. Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews are forging a fightback here in Galle and need their wickets soon to stand a chance of wrapping the Test today.4.1 overs: Out. Varun Aaron bounces out nightwatchman Dhammika Prasad (3) first ball of the day. Rahane complimented well by taking a brilliant catch in gully. Sri Lanka are three down. Day 2 round-up: Opener Shikhar Dhawan (134) and skipper Virat Kohli (103) struck fluent centuries to help India finish Day 2 with a 187-run lead over Sri Lanka at stumps. After skittling out the hosts for 183 on day one, thanks to an impressive six-wicket haul by offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, India were bowled out for 375 in the first innings following which Sri Lanka struggled at 5 for 2 in their second innings.Resuming at 128 for 2 on a sunny Thursday morning, overnight batsman Kohli and Dhawan found it difficult to score freely early on as Lankan pacers and spinners bowled in tandem. The visitors hit their first boundary only in the 13th over of the day. However, as the first hour of play progressed, the batsmen slowly settled down and took a vital 44-run first innings lead when the first session ended. Coming on to the field after lunch, India played on an aggressive note as skipper Kohli brought up his 10th Test century in style. Dhawan and Kohli looked settled for even bigger knocks but both fell in the second session, thus ending their 227-run third-wicket partnership.advertisementKohli was dismissed soon after he reached the three-figure-mark, going back to the pavilion with the score at 255. India received a double blow when incoming batsman Ajinkya Rahane was out for a duck on his fifth delivery with India at 257.Set batsman Dhawan and Ashwin (7) also fell soon after to give Sri Lanka something to cheer about before tea was called. The final session saw a see-saw battle between the two subcontinent teams. Couple of wickets fell as well as runs were scored by the visitors which ensured them a vital first innings lead with three days still to go.Harbhajan Singh (14) and Amit Mishra (10) fell victims to spinner Tharindu Kaushal as the Sri Lankan claimed his fourth wicket of the innings. Wriddhiman Saha (60) chipped in with a handy half-century to become the second Indian wicketkeeper after former India Test skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to score a 50-plus score in Sri Lanka.For the hosts, Kaushal (5 for 134) and Nuwan Pradeep (3 for 98) were the pick of the bowlers. In Sri Lanka’s second innings, they got off to the worst possible start, losing both openers – Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva – for ducks inside two overs. Ashwin and Mishra struck in successive overs to leave Lanka at 5 for 2 at stumps with a daunting task ahead of the hosts to save the Test with three days remaining.last_img read more

Sony SIX, ESPN to telecast Paralympics 2016 highlights

first_imgSHARE India have sent their biggest ever contingent of 19 athletes. Indian viewers will finally be able to watch the ongoing Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.It will, however, not be live as Sony will show Paralympics highlights through its two sports channels — SIX and ESPN — in two sessions of one hour each daily.“It will be completely non-live and coverage will comprise of daily one hour highlights. There will be two separate highlight episodes — Day session and Night session highlights scheduled on different times on SIX and SONY ESPN respectively,” said a release.No buyersIndia have sent their biggest ever contingent of 19 including Athens gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia but no broadcaster, including the national network Doordarshan, showed any interest to buy rights of the Paralympics.A Kolkata-based NGO and disability rights activist Suchandra Ganguly took up the issue along with official chaplain of Rio Olympics and Paralympics Zenji Nio in two media conferences earlier this week. “Paralympics have never been telecast. But this year was a very crucial year. The cost of rights didn’t rise nearly as much from London to Rio as it did from Beijing to London so even modest revenue growth should drive margins. Also, there are benefits of Rio time zone.“So we don’t understand why it cannot be broadcast. We saw a tweet from the Prime Minister wishing luck the para athletes participating in the Games. But how can we cheer for them till we can see them,” Suchandra said.Indian-origin Nio who will be at the Games Village said he’s ready to provide coverage. “This is nothing but discrimination. We are not here to find castigate anyone but to have a course correction before Tokyo 2020. I will spoonfeed you with all details. They deserve to be supported and not sympathised.” sport Athletes from India during the opening ceremony of Paralympics 2016 at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 07.   –  Reuters Athletes from India during the opening ceremony of Paralympics 2016 at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 07.   –  Reuters COMMENTcenter_img × September 09, 2016 Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTSlast_img read more