Steph or Seth Curry? Coin flip to decide who mom, dad represent

first_imgSteph Curry has been to the NBA Finals four times, winning three with the Warriors. This is his brother’s first playoff run.“It would be great for Seth to get a (championship) ring, but we can’t root for one son over the other,” 54-year-old Dell Curry said. “We’re just going to let it play out and have fun watching them both play.”Big brother is proud.“He’s had a very interesting journey to get to where he’s at, dealing with some significant injuries and surgeries as well where he missed two entire years basically coming out of college and this past year,” Stephen said. “For him to just grind and understand that he belongs on this level, it’s just we’re going to take a different path. His confidence in himself never wavered.”Dell said it’s been fun, and exhausting.The Currys have been jetting around the country for the last month on commercial flights, back and forth between Oakland, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver and Houston to see their sons play. They’ve attended 21 of their sons’ combined 24 playoff games, only missing two Blazers’ first-round games in Oklahoma City and one second-round game in Denver.Sometimes, Dell and Sonya wake up in a hotel unsure of what city they’re in.“Everybody says to us, ‘You guys have to be tired,’” Dell said. “I’m like, ‘Well, we’ll probably sleep for a week when it’s over.’” Literally.With sons Stephen and Seth Curry becoming the first siblings to face each other in an NBA conference final, it’s a dilemma most any parent would love.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, logisticsDell and his wife, Sonya, decided wearing a split jersey with the Warriors and Blazers would be “too easy.” Instead, they’ll flip a coin before each game in the best-of-seven series to determine which team they’ll represent.Stephen Curry can’t imagine how this might feel for his folks. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates the team’s win over the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, May 10, 2019, in Houston. Golden State won 118-113, winning the series. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Dell Curry was standing near the loading dock at the Pepsi Center in Denver when Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum approached, gave him a big hug and asked, “Which shirt are you wearing?” for the Western Conference final.“Got to flip a coin,” Curry responded.ADVERTISEMENT And a lot of traveling.Dell and Sonya Curry plan to attend every game, sitting with Stephen’s wife Ayesha at Warriors home games and with Seth’s fiancée Callie Rogers when the Blazers host.“They’re like the Royal Family of the NBA,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Monday. “It’s incredible. There they are, Steph and Seth, both having all this success. As parents, they must be having the time of their lives. Actually I know they are because I’ve talked to them about it. What a beautiful scene. I’m sure it will be conflicting for them this next couple of weeks but what a great story.”Dell, who played 16 seasons in the NBA and is currently a TV analyst for the Charlotte Hornets, said the entire situation is just a bit unnerving for him.“I normally don’t get nervous for games when either one of them play,” he said. “But I got a little nervous knowing how they’re going to play against each other.”As hard as this will be on the parents, Dell knows it will be even more difficult for his sons.“It’s going to be tough to put everything aside and battle each other because as siblings they want each other to do well,” Dell said. “They watch each other’s games and cheer for each other.”Earlier this year, the Curry boys competed against each other in the 3-point shootout at the All-Star Game in their hometown of Charlotte, with 31-year-old Steph getting the best of his younger brother.Seth, 28, said it’s hard to believe they’ll now meet in the playoffs.“So many years I’ve watched Steph play in the Western Conference final, the NBA Finals, being in the crowd,” Seth Curry said. “It’s going to be fun to be out there on the court, competing, to get to that final. It’s a dream come true for us, but our families are going to have a lot of fun as well.” Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Vergel Meneses wins mayor, Dondon Hontiveros tops councilor race; Yeng Guiao loses congressional bid “I just know watching Seth play I get nervous watching him like on TV and stuff,” Stephen said after practice Monday. “For them, it’s family and parents who supported us all the way through the ranks.”The parents’ routine will go something like this: If Sonya flips heads, she will wear Blazers attire to support Seth, while Dell wears Stephen’s Warriors colors. If the coin lands on tails, she’ll dress in Warriors clothing while Dell dons Blazers gear.Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, left, looks on as Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry reacts as time runs down in the second half of Game 7 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Denver. The Trail Blazers won 100-96. (AP Photo/John Leyba)The next game Dell gets to flip the coin, and so on — until the series is decided.So who gets to flip the coin for Game 1 on Tuesday night?“Well, we have to flip to see who flips first,” Dell said with a laugh. “There’s going to be a lot of coin flipping going on.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more

Colombian women’s ‘nude cycling kit’ goes viral, draws flak from UCI

first_imgThe uniform, with a flesh-colored section between stomach and thighs, was worn by the Colombian teamThe president of the International Cycling Union says the flesh-colored uniforms worn by a Colombian women’s cycling team are “unacceptable.”The uniform, with a flesh-colored section between stomach and thighs, was worn by IDRD-Bogota Humana-San Mateo-Solgar riders at the Tour of Tuscany in Italy over the weekend.The images of Colombian women’s new cycling kit has gone viral on social mediaUCI President Brian Cookson wrote on his Twitter account that “it is unacceptable by any standard of decency.”To the many who have raised the issue of a certain women’s team kit, we are on the case. It is unacceptable by any standard of decency. Brian Cookson OBE (@BrianCooksonUCI) September 14, 2014It is unclear if the six-woman team was intending to wear a similar uniform next week while representing Colombia at the road world championships in Ponferrada, Spain.Pictures of the team shared on social media prompted Cookson’s response.The British official wrote: “To the many who have raised the issue of a certain women’s team kit, we are on the case.”Among leading riders criticising the outfits was the Welsh former Commonwealth, Olympic and world road race champion Nicole Cooke.This has turned the sport into a joke. Girls stand up for yourselves – say no Nicole Cooke (@NicoleCooke2012) September 14, 2014″This has turned the sport into a joke,” she said. “Girls stand up for yourselves – say no.”advertisementlast_img read more

Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ kickstarts Asian Games 2014 at Incheon

first_imgTo achieve international superstardom means you become virtually synonymous with your country. Over the course of the last couple of years, that’s exactly what has happened to South Korean pop artist Psy.His Gangnam Style single became the biggest rage on the internet in 2012, and on Friday, the 36-year-old was the headlining act of a glittering opening ceremony to the 17th Asian Games at Incheon.Sixty-thousand spectators were packed in the main stadium like sardines in a tin, eager to welcome elite athletes from across the biggest continent on the face of the earth. Doubts were raised earlier in the week about the slow pace of ticket sales for the ceremony, but as the appointed hour of 7pm arrived on Friday, there was barely a seat left empty. Since well before sunset, people had started trooping in.Security was tight but not an irritant and infants, youth and senior citizens alike stood patiently in lines to get past the gates. However, those hoping to post ‘selfies’ from inside the stadium were in for a shock as mobile phone signals seemed to be jammed.Korean pop stars and celebrities were an integral part of the ceremony, at which the Games were declared open by Park Geun-Hye, the president of South Korea.While Psy’s performance was undoubtedly the centrepiece of the evening, well-known South Korean actress Lee Young-Ae lit the Games cauldron. Usually, it is big-name athletes who are given this honour but the organisers gave the responsibility to Lee, given her popularity across Asia.advertisementThe theme for the ceremony was “One Asia”. Given the turmoil that affects the 4.5 billion inhabitants of the continent, it was an apt theme, choreographed in two parts, before the 45 participating nations’ athletes and officials entered the stadium.Indians know full well how the country’s relationship with the neighbouring Pakistan is often frosty, and similarly, North and South Korea are also poles apart. Yet, when the North Korean contingent entered the arena, there was loud cheering from the crowd.To be sure, sport acts as a balm. There is turmoil in Afghanistan and Syria, yet their athletes have turned up for the Asian Games in the hope there will be peace in Asia one day – as envisaged by Incheon.The size of the contingents entering the stadium had been kept limited and at the head of India’s shortened team was hockey captain Sardar Singh. Nattily dressed in grey trousers and a blue blazer, Sardar marched proudly ahead of women athletes in turquoise blue sarees, though a lot of wellknown names were missing from the parade.Sitting in the VIP area, Randhir Singh, secretary general of the Olympic Council of Asia, greeted the Indian contingent with a wave while his face was beamed on the giant LED screens around the stadium.When OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah greeted the crowd in Korean, there was a big round of applause. He then delivered his speech in English. “These are your Games, so let us unite and share the excitement and passion of the next 16 days,” he said.Close to 10pm local time, bright fireworks lit up the sky to signal the beginning of the fortnight-long sporting extravaganza.In the days ahead, Koreans and other Asians of various nationalities will witness plenty of success stories and heartbreaks. But on this night, Incheon well and truly laid out the red carpet for the rest of the continent.s.kannan@mailtoday.inlast_img read more

Frozen shoulder

first_imgDefinitionFrozen shoulder is when the shoulder is painful and loses motion because of inflammation.Alternative NamesAdhesive capsulitisCauses, incidence, and risk factorsThe capsule of the shoulder joint has ligaments that hold the shoulder bones to each other. When the capsule becomes inflamed, the shoulder bones are unable to move freely in the joint.Most of the time there is no cause for frozen shoulder. Risk factors include:Cervical disk disease of the neckDiabetesShoulder injuryShoulder surgeryOpen heart surgery Thyroid problemsSymptomsThe main symptoms are:Decreased motion of the shoulderPainStiffnessFrozen shoulder without any known cause starts with pain. This pain prevents you from moving your arm. Lack of movement leads to stiffness and then even less motion. Over time, you become unable todo movementssuch as reaching over your head or behind you.Signs and testsThe health care provider willask aboutyour symptoms and an examine your shoulder. A diagnosis is often made when youare not able torotate your shoulder.You may have x-rays of the shoulder. This isto make sure there is no other problem, such as arthritis. Sometimes an MRI exam shows inflammation.But imaging tests do not show specific signs to diagnose frozen shoulder.TreatmentPain is treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and steroid injections. Steroid injections plus physical therapy can improve your motion.It can take a few weeks to see progress. It may take as long as 6 – 9 monthsfor complete recovery. Physical therapy is intense and needs to be done every day.Left untreated, the conditionoften gets better by itself within 2 years with little loss of motion.advertisementRisk factors for frozen shoulder, such as diabetes or thyroid problems, should also be treated.Surgery is recommended if nonsurgical treatment is not effective. This procedure (shoulder arthroscopy) is done underanesthesia. During surgery the scar tissue is releasedby bringing the shoulder through a full range of motion. Arthroscopic surgery can also be used to cut the tight ligaments and remove the scar tissue from the shoulder. After surgery, you may receive pain blocks so you can participate in physical therapy.Expectations (prognosis)Treatment with physical therapy and NSAIDs will usually restore motion and function of the shoulder within a year. Even untreated, the shoulder can get better by itself in 24 months.After surgery restores motion, you must continue physical therapy for several weeks or months to prevent the frozen shoulder from returning. Treatment may fail if you cannotkeep up withphysical therapy.ComplicationsStiffness and pain continue even with therapyThe arm can break if the shoulder is moved forcefully during surgeryCalling your health care providerIf you have shoulder pain and stiffness andthink you have a frozen shoulder, contact your health care provider for referral and treatment.PreventionThe best way to prevent frozen shoulder is to contact your health care provider if you develop shoulder pain that limits your range of motion for an extended period. Early treatment and helpsprevent stiffness.People who have diabetes will be less likely to get frozen shoulder if they keep their condition under control.ReferencesMiller RH, Dlabach JA. Shoulder and elbow injuries. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2007:chap 44.Krabak BJ, Banks NL. Adhesive capsulitis. In: Frontera WR, Silver JK, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2008:chap 10.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

Knee joint replacement- discharge

first_imgAlternate NamesTotal knee replacement – discharge; Knee arthroplasty – discharge; Knee replacement – total – discharge; Tricompartmental knee replacement – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had knee replacement surgery to replace all or part of the bones that make up your knee joint. Your surgeon removed and reshaped your damaged bones, then put your new artificial knee joint in place. You should have received pain medicine and learned how to take care your new knee joint.What to Expect at HomeBy the time you go home, you should be able to walk with a walker or crutches without needing much help. You may need to use these walking aids for up to 3 months. You should also be able to dress yourself with only a little help and get into and out of your bed or a chair by yourself. You should also be able to use the toilet without much help.Over time, you should be able to return to your former level of activity. You will need to avoid some sports, such as downhill skiing or contact sports like football and soccer. But you should be able to do low impact activities, such as hiking, gardening, swimming, playing tennis, and golfing.A physical therapist may visit you at home to make sure your home is set up safely for you as you recover.Home Setup Your bed should be low enough for your feet to touch the floor when you sit on the edge of the bed. Keep tripping hazards out of your home.advertisementLearn how to prevent falls. Remove loose wires or cords from areas you walk through to get from one room to another. Remove loose throw rugs. Do not keep small pets in your home. Fix any uneven flooring in doorways. Use good lighting.Make your bathroom safe. Put hand rails in the bathtub or shower and next to the toilet. Place a slip-proof mat in the bathtub or shower.Do not carry anything when you are walking around. You may need your hands to help you balance.Put things where they are easy to reach.Set up your home so that you do not have to climb steps. Some tips are:Set up a bed or use bedroom on the first floor.Have a bathroom or a portable commode on the same floor where you spend most of your day.You may need help with bathing, using the toilet, cooking, running errands and shopping, going to your doctors office, and exercising. If you do not have a caregiver to help you at home for the first 1 or 2 weeks, ask your doctor or nurse about having a trained caregiver come to your home.ActivityUse your walker or crutches as your doctor told you to use them. Take short walks often. Wear shoes that fit well and have nonskid soles. Do not wear high heels.Do the exercises your physical therapist taught you. Your doctor and physical therapist will help you decide when you no longer need crutches, a cane, or a walker.Ask your doctor or physical therapist about using a stationary bicycle and swimming as extra exercises to build your muscles and bonesTry not to sit for more than 45 minutes at a time. Get up and move around after 45 minutes if you will be sitting some more.PrecautionsDo not twist or pivot your body when you are using a walker.Do not climb up on a ladder or stepstool.Do not kneel down to pick up anything.When lying in bed, keep a pillow under your heel or ankle, NOT your knee. It is important to keep your knee straight. Try to stay in positions that do not bend your knee.Your doctor, nurse, or physical therapist will tell you when you can start putting weight on your leg and how much weight is okay. When you can start bearing weight will depend on what kind of knee joint you have. It is important not to start bearing weight until your doctor tells you it is safe to.Do not carry anything over 5to10 pounds.Ice your knee 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after activity or exercises. Icing will decrease swelling.Wound CareKeep the dressing (bandage) on your incision clean and dry. Change the dressing only if your surgeon told you to. If you do change it, follow these steps:Wash your hands well with soap and water.Remove the dressing carefully. Do not pull hard. If you need to, soak some of the dressing with sterile water or saline to help loosen it.Soak some clean gauze with saline and wipe from one end of the incision to the other. Do NOT wipe back and forth over the same area.Dry the incision the same way with clean, dry gauze. Wipe or pat in just 1 direction.Check your wound for signs of infection. These include severe swelling and redness and drainage that has a bad odor.Apply a new dressing the way your doctor or nurse showed you.Sutures (stitches) or staples will be removed about 10 to14 days after surgery. You may shower 3to 4 days after surgery, as long as your surgeon says you can. When you can shower, let the water run over the incision but do not scrub your incision or let the water beat down on it. Do not soak in a bathtub, hot tub, or swimming pool.advertisementYou may have bruising around your wound. This is normal, and it will go away on its own. The skin around your incision may be a little red. This is normal too.Self-careYour doctor will give you a prescription for pain medicines. Get it filled when you go home so you have it when you need it. Take your pain medicine when you start having pain. Waiting too long to take it will allow your pain to get more severe than it should.In the early part of your recovery, taking pain medicine about 30 minutes before you increase your activity can help control pain.You may be asked to wear special ?compression? stockings on your legs for about 6 weeks. These will help prevent blood clots from forming. You may also need to take blood thinners for 2 to 4 weeks to lower your risk of blood clots.Take all your medicines the way your doctor or nurse told you to.Do not double up on your pain medicine if you miss a dose.If you are taking blood thinners, ask your doctor whether you can also take ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or other anti-inflammatory drugs.You may need to avoid sexual activity for a while. Your doctor will tell you when it is okay to start again.People who have a prosthesis, such as an artificial joint, need to carefully protect themselves against infection. You should carry a medical identification card in your wallet that says you have a prosthesis. You will need to take antibiotics before any dental work or invasive medical procedures. Make sure to check with your doctor, and tell your dentist about your knee replacement and that you need antibiotics before any dental work.When to Call the DoctorCall your doctor or nurse if you have:Blood is soaking through your dressing and the bleeding does not stop when you put pressure on the areaPain does not go away after you take your pain medicineSwelling or pain in your calf muscleYour foot or toes look darker than normal or are cool to touchYellowish discharge from your incisionA temperature higher than 101FSwelling around your incisionRedness around your incisionChest painChest congestionBreathing problemsReferencesadvertisement Mihalko WMArthroplasty of the knee. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 7.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more


first_imgNorth East Sunfeast Cup tournament to kick off from Sep 22 Guwahati, Sep 15 (PTI) The first edition of the North East Sunfeast Cup Football tournament will begin from September 22 in six places across the region. “More than 250 teams and 3,000 players from different parts of the North East will participate in the six chapters of the tournament to be held in Guwahati, Jorhat, Aizwal, Itanagar, Shillong and Imphal,” SPT Sports, the organisers, said in a statement. The tournament, to be held under the aegis of respective state football associations along with event sponsor Sunfeast ? Foods Division of ITC, will continue for a period of around two months and the teams will be divided into two categories — U-13 and U-16. The competition will commence on September 22, 2015 at Nehru Stadium, Guwahati. The last date for registration for Guwahati chapter has been extended by two days till September 19 (RPT September 19), SPT Sports said. “A slew of digital and on ground initiatives have been planned to make the football experience all the more memorable,” it added. PTI TR NN NNlast_img read more

India’s importance in world cricket Dalmiya’s legacy: ICC CEO

first_imgPaying rich tributes to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya, ICC chief executive officer Dave Richardson on Sunday said it was Dalmiya’s legacy that India will forever remain important for world cricket.”I first came across him when I joined the ICC and he was the BCCI president. He always struck me as a polite and respectful man, quietly spoken but had a great attention to detail,” said Richardson condoling Dalmiya’s death.Condolences pour in on Twitter “I think when you can show respect to everybody you can be a very good administrator. He treated everybody the same- very fairly.”India would remain a very important part of world cricket and that would be Dalmiya’s legacy,” said the former South African wicketkeeper.Dalmiya, 75, passed away at a city hospital on Sunday.last_img read more

PSG, Bayern reach last 16; Barca draws

first_imgsport × Layvin Kurzawa scored an unlikely hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain powered into the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 5–0 rout of Anderlecht, while Bayern Munich joined them in the knockout stage.Marco Verratti curled in a terrific opening goal—his first in Europe since September 2014—on the half-hour at the Parc des Princes, with Brazilian superstar Neymar firing in a second before the break.The world’s most expensive player was involved in PSG’s third goal as well, as his free-kick was tipped onto the post with France international Kurzawa forcing in the rebound.The left-back then headed in another from a Dani Alves cross and completed an improbable treble with an angled drive as PSG increased their goals haul to 17 and none conceded in four Group B matches.“The hat-trick is thanks to my teammates. I am delighted and the goals will give me confidence,” Kurzawa told beIN Sports.The French giants top their section with a maximum 12 points, with Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich progressing alongside them following a 2–1 victory away to Celtic.Bayern defeats CelticKingsley Coman pounced on hesitant Celtic defending to latch onto a long clearance upfield from goalkeeper Sven Ulreich and round Craig Gordon to slot into an empty net on 22 minutes.Callum McGregor slotted in a second-half equaliser, but Javi Martinez’s brave towering header—which left the Spaniard bloodied—clinched qualification for the Germans in Glasgow.“I knew that today would be a very difficult, intensive game. We’ve had a busy schedule recently,” said Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes.“It’s important that we have qualified, but it’s going to be difficult to finish top of the group because of our head-to-head record.”Man U waitingJose Mourinho’s Manchester United were made to wait to seal their passage into the next round despite a 2–0 win over Benfica.Benfica’s Mile Svilar, who became the youngest goalkeeper in Champions League history a fortnight ago, suffered more misfortune at Old Trafford as his own goal handed United a 45th-minute lead.The 18 year-old, at fault for the 1–0 defeat in Lisbon, atoned for that error by saving an Anthony Martial penalty, but Svilar was helpless when Nemanja Matic’s low drive cannoned off the post before hitting him on the arm and squirming over the line.Daley Blind wrapped up victory from the penalty spot on 78 minutes after a foul on Marcus Rashford.“We must get that point from the two remaining matches,” United manager Mourinho told BT Sport. “I am more than happy.”Barca draws, CSKA Moscow winsCSKA Moscow reignited their campaign with a 2–1 victory at Basel in the other Group B fixture. Luca Zuffi’s brilliant lob put Basel in front, but CSKA levelled through Alan Dzagoev in the second half before Pontus Wernbloom steered in the winner to leave the Russians level on six points with their Swiss hosts.Lionel Messi and Barcelona were frustrated in a goalless stalemate with Olympiakos in Greece, while Juventus salvaged a 1–1 draw at Sporting Lisbon after Gonzalo Higuain levelled late on following Bruno Cesar’s opener.Barcelona remain top of Group D with 10 points, three ahead of last year’s runners-up Juve, with Sporting on four.Chelsea thumped, Atletico toilChelsea squandered a chance to secure a berth in the knockout stages as Stephan El Shaarawy inspired Roma to a 3–0 success over the Premier League champions in Italy.El Shaarawy drilled Roma ahead after just 40 seconds at the Stadio Olimpico as he ran onto an Edin Dzeko knockdown to slam home from the edge of the area.The Italy striker netted a second on 36 minutes with Diego Perotti rifling in a third from 25 yards as Roma replaced Chelsea at the top of Group C with two matches remaining. Roma are on eight points, one above Chelsea.Atletico Madrid—finalists twice in the past four seasons—are heading for elimination following a 1–1 draw at home to Qarabag.Journeyman Spaniard Michel headed the Azerbaijani champions in front from a corner, and while Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey hammered in an equaliser, Diego Simeone’s side must now beat both Chelsea and Roma and hope other results work in their favour. Manchester United wait to enter the last 16 SHARE football November 01, 2017 COMMENT Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTSlast_img read more

BCCI rejects NADA demand of testing Indian cricketers

first_imgPublished on sport × bcci COMMENTS COMMENT In a stern response to India’s anti-doping body NADA, the BCCI has said that government body has no jurisdiction to conduct dopes tests on Indian cricketers.In a letter written on November 8 to NADA chief Navin Agarwal, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri made it clear that there is no requirement for NADA to tests its cricketers since the board is not a National Sports Federation (NSF) and its present anti-doping system is robust enough.“It is relevant to mention here that BCCI is not a National Sports Federation. Accordingly, NADA does not have jurisdiction to conduct dope testing of Indian cricketers in any domestic or international event organised or under the aegis of BCCI,” Johri wrote in the letter, adding, “In light of the aforesaid, there is no requirement for any BCCI official to co-ordinate with NADA for dope testing of Indian cricketers either during competitions or out of completions.”The BCCI response was prepared with instructions from Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators.Besides responding to the NADA chief, Johri also wrote back to the sports secretary, who had approached the BCCI in October to cooperate with NADA.Complying with WADAThe Ministry had stated that lack of cooperation from BCCI on the subject may run the risk of NADA not complying with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code.Johri said BCCI’s existing anti-doping mechanism is robust enough. “The BCCI already has a robust dope testing mechanism which is employed for both during competitions and out—of— competitions and the testing of samples by IDTM is already being done at WADA accredited laboratory (NDTL) under aegis of the Sports Ministry,” he said.He further claimed that the BCCI is compliant with the WADA Code. “You will appreciate that for analysis and testing of samples, BCCI adheres to the WADA International Standard of Laboratories and the WADA International Standard for Testing and Investigations,” he wrote.“Accordingly, the BCCI has engaged the services of same expert sample collection agency that is also engaged by the ICC to prove sample collection services viz, International Doping Tests and Management (IDTM). “The IDTM sends the collected samples for testing to a WADA accredited laboratory viz, National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL), as mandated by WADA. Since the CEO of NDTL is sports secretary, the dope testing for BCCI is conducted under the aegis of the Sports Ministry,” wrote Johri.He further reasoned that since BCCI is an autonomous body affiliated to the International Cricket Council (ICC), it is only required to operate within the rules and regulations of the ICC.center_img November 10, 2017 SHARE bcci cricket SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

FIFA WC 2018: One Day To The WC And Julen Lopetegui Has Been Sacked…

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement(Photo Credits: La Liga News UK)Julien Lopetegui has been sacked as La Roja’s boss on the eve of the World Cup after Spanish FA’s top brass were left angry following his announcement as Los Blancos boss.Spanish Football Federation urgently called a press conference after it was reported that head of the national setup, Luis Rubiales was left baffled by the timing of the announcement. Luis Rubiales was supposed to be in Moscow today but flew to Spain’s training base in order to deal with the matter. The timing of the announcement was unexpected, given that Spain kicks off their World Cup campaign on Friday when they take on Portugal in bid to secure their places in the knockout stages of the competition.BREAKING: Spain manager Julen Lopetegui has been sacked just two days before their first World Cup game— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 13, 2018The 51-year-old manager, who has been in charge of the national team for the past two years, has agreed on a three-year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu. Speaking at the Press Conference, Spanish FA’s head said: “We have been forced to dispense with the national coach. We wish him the greatest of luck.”“The negotiations have occurred without any information to the Spanish FA and we were informed just five minutes before the press release. There’s a way to act that needs to be fulfilled.”Julen Lopetegui’s record at Spain:20 games 14 wins6 draws0 losses61 goals13 concededCrazy stuff.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 13, 2018Also Read: Twitter Reacts To Real Madrid’s Appointment Of Julien Lopetegui As Real Madrid’s New Manager.last_img read more

Wimbledon 2018: Djokovic outlasts Nadal in an epic Semifinal

first_imgAdvertisementNovak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal for a place in the Wimbledon 2018 final. The three-time winner beat the Spanish, in a 5 set match which ended 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11), 3-6, 10-8.This is his first Wimbledon final since he won it in 2015 and the last 2 years had been tough on him as he was getting back from his injuries.Novak Djokovic.The match lasted 5hr 15min, which was the second longest semi-final in Wimbledon history, Djokovic took the edge in the 5th set when Nadal sent a forehand wide.It was a tough time for Nadal as he was back in semifinals for the first time since 2011. The 2008 and 2010 winner, lost momentum and that’s when the Serb showed his skill.Facts:-This was also Nadal and Djokovic’s 52nd meeting – more than any other two men in the Open era.Read More:-Football : Griezmann gives a fitting reply to Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois.India vs England: India look to wrap the series as they take on the hosts in 2nd ODI Advertisementlast_img read more

Boxing: Joseph Parker to appeal his loss against Dillian Whyte

first_imgAdvertisementThe former WBO champion lost a decision to Whyte in their meeting in London last month, in what was an exciting and pulsating encounter. Whyte was given the nod by the judges, but Parker’s team is unhappy a knockdown was scored against him in the second round.After a close decision loss to Dillian Whyte, the promoter for Joseph Parker is looking into appealing the result.Their reasoning is in the second round, they cite a clash of heads as the culprit for an unnecessary knockdown score for Whyte.In addition, Duco Events believes Parker would have won the round barring the knockdown. Moreover, a draw should be the result of the fight in their view.For the record, the official scores were: Stephen Gray (113-112),Christopher Fernandez (115-110) and Phil Austin (114-111) all for Whyte.Looking into the history of fighters seeking a similar change, the possibility of the request being honored is slim.Therefore, it is a high possibility the former WBO champion will have to accept the second loss of his career.Advertisementlast_img read more

HC stays AAP govt order scrapping management quota in nursery

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 16 (PTI) In a setback to AAP government, Delhi High Court today upheld its single judge order staying its decision to scrap management quota as well as 11 other criteria for nursery admissions in private unaided schools of the national capital.A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath dismissed the appeal of Delhi government against the single- judge order, saying, “The appeal is devoid of any merit and the same is accordingly dismissed.”The bench concurred with the findings of its single judge February 4 interim order, staying the AAP governments January 6, 2016, order on 11 admission criteria scrapped by it.”The single judge is justified in arriving at a prima facie conclusion that the order dated January 6, 2016, issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE) is without authority of law. Consequently, the order dated January 6, 2016, has been rightly stayed by the single judge,” the division bench said.The bench also said, “The interim stay has been granted with respect to 11 criteria out of the 62 and the management quota,” making it clear that the allegations of malpractice should be investigated and taken to their logical conclusion.The 11 criteria include those relating to the proven track records of parents, their proficiency in music or sports, their empirical achievements, the gender of the child and whether the kid was the first-born or adopted.The single judge was of the prima facie view that Delhi governments January 6 order, scrapping a total of 62 criteria and management quota, was “issued without any authority” and was in “direct conflict” with the Lieutenant Governors 2007 order on nursery admissions in private unaided schools.advertisementThe judge had also said the court was of the prima facie view that “there is nothing in the 11 criteria which would show that they are unreasonable or based on whims and fancies and/or they can lead to mal-administration.”DoE had contended before the division bench that its January 6 order scrapping many admission criteria and management quota “was validly and lawfully” issued to ensure that admissions to entry-level classes like nursery are made in a “fair and reasonable” manner.It had claimed that the decision was taken “without any view to interfering in the autonomy of private schools”.The single judge order had come on the pleas filed by Action Committee Unaided Recognised Private Schools and Forum for Promotion of Quality Education For All, seeking quashing of governments decision to scrap management and all other quotas, except for EWS in Delhis private unaided schools for nursery admissions. PTI PPS ABA ARClast_img read more


first_imgOn a new timeline for roll out of the GST regime, Jaitley On a new timeline for roll out of the GST regime, Jaitley said it is a transactional tax and is not dependent on implementation only at the start of a financial year. “Once the Constitutional amendment is passed, subordinate legislations will be passed, you can start it then at reasonable notice. GST never has to wait for April 1, its not an Income Tax. It does not have anything to do with year to year. “As I said, my preference is to do it by consensus. After all, you see, governments of all political parties will have to implement it.” After years of delays and changes, GST was targeted to be rolled out from April 1 but has now been delayed yet again because it has not been passed by the Rajya Sabha. The Bill is supported by all parties barring Congress, which has 67 MPs in Rajya Sabha and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) with 12 members. Congress, the original author of the tax reform, is opposed to the current “flawed” version and wants GST rate to be capped at 18 per cent, a proposed state levy scrapped and an independent mechanism to resolve disputes on revenue sharing between states. The government has support of 155 members in the 242- member Rajya Sabha, short of two-third or 162 votes needed to approve the Constitution amendment bill. PTI JD DP CS ANZ SAlast_img read more

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 17, Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians: As It Happened

first_imgWelcome to our LIVE COVERAGE of Indian Premier League 2016 Match 17 between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. (Scorecard) Highlights: It was a solid effort from Delhi Daredevils’ bowlers. Zaheer Khan turned the game around by removing the dangerous Krunal Pandya, who was taking the game away from them. And then it was the turn of the two leg-spinner Amit Mishra and Imran Tahir to put the choke on Mumbai. As the required run-rate escalated Kieron Pollard found it difficult to score the big ones. Zaheer Khan and Chris Morris finished it with two brilliant overs at the death. Top, all-round effort from Zaheer and Co. (Points Table)Mumbai Innings: 19.35 IST: After a dramatic final over, Delhi Daredevils prevail and beat Mumbai Indians by 10 runs. This is their third successive win in this year’s tournament. Hardik Pandya was involved in another collision, this time he took down his captain Rohit. Delhi showed good match awareness to run Rohit out. And Morris removed Harbhajan off the very next ball to dash Mumbai’s hopes. Running out partner most times in #IPL20 Rohit Sharma17 Dinesh Karthik14 MS Dhoni13 Virat Kohli12 Robin Uthappa11 Suresh Raina#SRHvMI Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 23, 2016Three wickets fell in the final over.  19.27 IST: OUT! Zaheer Khan removes Kieron Pollard in the final ball of the 19th over. 10 runs came from it. Mumbai now need 21 from 6 balls. Zaheer Khan to bowl the penultimate over. 19.21 IST: 10 runs from Morris’ over. Rohit hits a boundary for Mumbai after 35 balls, much-needed for the visitors. MI 133/4 in 18 overs, need 32 off 12 balls. advertisementChris Morris to continue 19.16 IST: The leggie completes a brilliant spell of four overs. He picked up two wickets and conceded just 24 runs. He finishes off his spell with a five-run over. Mumbai now need 42 runs from 18 balls. MI 123/4 in 17 overs. Mishra to continue Kieron Pollard was limping for a single and was nearly run-out. He is still recovering from the injury. 19.10 IST: Another over of leg-spin and another tight one, fours runs off Tahir’s over. Pressure back on Mumbai Indian. MI 118/4 in 16 overs.  Kieron Pollard is the new man in.. 19.00 IST: OUT! Another googly from Amit Mishra and he gets another wicket. This time it was Jos Buttler who failed to read the wrong’un. MI 110/4 in 14.2 overs. 18.58 IST: Another brilliant over from Morris, just 5 off it. The required run-rate has just started to escalate a little. MI 109/3 in 14 overs. It has been a batsman’s tournament so far where the bowlers have little  nothing much to do. Check out this stats piece in which we discuss how batsmen have turned heads in the first 15 matches of IPL 2016.  18.52 IST: OUT! Swift work from Zaheer Khan on the field ends Krunal’s impressive cameo. Much-needed breakthrough for Delhi. MI 104/3 in 12.3 overs.  18.45 IST: 14 runs off Tahir’s over. Krunal smashed the leggie for two boundaries in the over. MI 98/2 in 11 overs. Highest S/r in #IPL 2016min 100 runs187.50 K Pandya175.45 Q de Kock175.35 ABdeV163.19 D Warner140.21 M Vohra139.06 V Kohli#DDvMI Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 23, 201618.42 IST: Krunal is wasting no time. Mumbai are cruising towards the target. MI 84/2 in 11 overs. Krunal Pandya is the new man in. 18.33 IST: OUT! Amit Mishra removes Ambati Rayudu with a googly. The Mumbai batsman came down the track only to see the ball crashing the stumps. Rayudu succumbs to scoreboard pressure. MI 54/2 in 8.3 overs. 18.30 IST: Tidy start from Tahir. Three runs from his over. The run-rate has dipped down since Morris’ two-run over. MI 60/’1 in 8 overs. More leg-spin from the other end. Imran Tahir into the attack.  Five runs off the over. Mumbai are progressing steadily. Rohit and Rayudu have stitched a 49-run stand.  18.25 IST: Amit Mishra into the attack Tight over from the skipper, 5 runs from it. MI 52/1 in 6 overs. The batting powerplay is now over and Delhi bowlers have been erratic so far.  Zaheer Khan to continue 18.20 IST: Tight over from Chris Morris, just a couple of singles taken. Mumbai though have a good start. Rohit and Rayudu have already scored 10 boundaries in the first five overs. MI 47/1 in 5 overs. 18.13 IST: FOUR!! Rayudu and Rohit are dealing in boundaries at the moment as Rayudu smashes three fours in Shami’s over. Mumbai 45/1 after 4 overs.  18.09 IST: FOUR!! Pawan Negi gets smacked for four boundaries in his first over, Rohit hit three while Rayudu got one away. Mumbai 32/1 after 3 overs. 18.03 IST: Run Out!! Parthiv Patel runs himself out looking for the second run but misjudges the quality of the throw from the deep by Shreyas Iyer. Mumbai 13/1 after 2 overs. advertisement17.58 IST: Zaheer Khan’s action-packed first over comes to an end. Zak beat Rohit’s bat on three occasions but the MI skipper countered-attacked with two boundaries. Mumbai 8/0 after 1 over. Mumbai Indians need 165 to win. It might prove to be tricky considering the solid Delhi bowling line-up. They have got two leg-spinners, Imran Tahir and Amit Mishra, in their line-up. Mumbai, on the other hand, have the batting power to chase this down.  Delhi Daredevils started slow against Mumbai Indians today. Sanju Samson and JP Duminy got them back into the game with 71-run stand. Samson got to his fifth fifty and perished for 60. Duminy, though stayed till the end and made sure Delhi went past the 160-run mark.  17.42 IST: Delhi get an extra ball after Bumrah bowled a no-ball. They have finished with 164/4 on the board at the end of 20 overs.  17.38 IST: SIX! JP Duminy improvises to get a six of Bumrah’s over. DD 161/4 with a ball left in the innings. Duminy is on 49. 17.34 IST: Good spell from Mitchell McClenaghan. He finishes with figures of 4-0-31-2. He removed Delhi’s main men De Kock and Samson. DD 148/4 in 19 overs.17.28 IST: Productive, 11-run over for Delhi. Duminy was good enough to find gaps and take doubles against Bumrah. DD 141/4 in 18 overs. How much can they get in the next two? Negi joins Duminy in the middle. The little man can take the game away from Mumbai.  17.22 IST: OUT! Sanju Samson perishes in an attempt to hit one more biggie in McCleneghan’s over. He departs after playing a solid knock for Delhi. JP Duminy now key for Delhi. DD 125/4 in 16.2 overs.  17.15 IST: Four! Duminy scoops one past the wicket-keeper to spoil Bumrah’s over. Eight runs came off it. DD 118/3 in 16 overs. Bumrah to continue. Rohit has three overs to get from his in the last five. 17.07 IST: Fifty for Samson in just 40 balls. His fifth in IPL and the third one against Mumbai Indians. That’s the fifty of the partnership as well. These two need to stay there till the end if Delhi are hoping for a big total. DD 107/3 in 14.4 overs.  17.03 IST: Shreyas Iyer, JP Duminy look solid for Delhi. They have stitched a 49-run stand off just 36 balls. Delhi have gone past the 100 run mark. DD 103/3 in 14 overs. 16.56 IST: Four! Sanju Samson sweeps Krunal to the deep-square leg boundary. Hardik and Buttler, who tried to stop the boundary, run into each there. Hardik goes down and shows signs of pain. There is a break in the play. DD 91/3 in 12.4 overs. 16.53 IST: Sanju Samson is shifting gears here. He hit a 108m-six to greet Harbhajan Singh, He followed it up with a boundary. 14 runs came off the offie’s over. DD 84/3 in 12 overs.  Krunal to continue 16.45 IST: Another boundary-less over for Delhi. Nothing much is happening for them in the middle. Rohit should be happy. DD 65/3 in 10 overs.  Harbhajan to continue, the ball is turning square for the veteran. Rohit has a slip for Duminy16.40 IST: Krunal bowls another tight over, 6 runs off it. Delhi are 60/3 in 9 overs. They are struggling to get the big ones.advertisementThe experience JP Duminy walks in for Delhi 16.39 IST: OUT! Another wicket in the last ball off the over. Harbhajan Singh strikes for Mumbai. Karun Nair hasn’t troubled the scorers much. Delhi are losing wickets in regular intervals now. DD 54/3 in 8 overs.  Harbhajan Singh into the attack. Rohit is making the bowling changes frequently. Karun Nair is the new man in..16.34 IST: OUT! Hardik doesn’t take long to strike. Shreyas Iyer perishes for 19, fails to convert the start. DD 48/2 in 7 overs.16.30 IST: Hardik into the attack  Good over Krunal, six off it. DD 41/1 in 6 overs. They need to up the scoring rate soon. Krunal Pandya to bowl now. Rohit brings him into the attack inside the powerplay overs. 16.24 IST: Seven runs off Jasprit Bumrah’s first over. DD are progressing nicely here. DD 35/1 in 5 overs.  16.20 IST: SIX! Iyer follows it up with a slap to the cover boundary. It goes the distance. DD 28/1 in 4 overs.  16.19 IST: Four! Shreyas Iyer should feel better after that beautiful straight drive. He was eating up quite a few deliveries there.Mitchell Mcleneghan to continue. He has now got the purple cap with eight wickets from six matches. 16.15 IST: Mumbai Indians are keeping it tight. Southee bowls an economical – 5-run over. DD 16/1 in 3 overs.  Delhi have to buckle up. De Kock had been scoring the most of the runs today and he has departed early today. They should try Duminy early up the order.  16.10 IST: OUT! De Kock succumbs to pressure of dot balls. McCleneghan is pumped after the in-form opener edged one to the man at point. Brilliant over from the New Zealand pacer. Two runs and wicket. DD 11/1 in 2 overs.  Mitchell McCleneghan to bowl from the other end. 16.05 IST: De Kock is looking dangerous. He started off the innings with two cracking boundaries off Southee. DD 10/0 in 1 overs.  16.02 IST: De Kock and Shreyas Iyer to open for Delhi. Tim Southee has the new ball for Mumbai. De Kock would like to continue his blazing form. He scored a match-winning ton against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last game.  15.35 IST: Rohit Sharma is obviously happy after winning the toss. Off the 16 matches played so far, only two times have teams defended totals successfully. Rohit says the wicket will not change much and that they are looking for consistency..On the other hand, Zaheer says it is good challenge to post a big total. DD would want to stretch their winning streak today. TeamsDelhi Daredevils: Quinton de Kock(w), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Jean-Paul Duminy, Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan(c), Mohammed Shami, Imran TahirMumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Parthiv Patel(w), Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah15.30 IST: TOSS – Mumbai Indians win toss and elect to bowl first vs Delhi at the Kotla. Rohit Sharma follows the trend of opting to chase in this tournament. 2.55 IST: Just a little over half-an-hour left for the toss at Ferozshah Kotla. Hosts Delhi Daredevils will look to achieve a rare feat. If Delhi manage to win today, they will win three successive matches, which they haven’t since 2012. Stay tuned.Preview: Delhi Daredevils will be keen to extend their new-found momentum by winning the third consecutive Indian Premier League (IPL) match when they clash against Mumbai Indians here on Saturday. (Full IPL Coverage)Daredevils, led by new skipper Zaheer Khan, began with a bump, getting beaten by Kolkata Knight Riders, raising fears of yet another disappointing campaign that has been their story in the short history of the IPL tournament.More than the loss, it was the manner of capitulation, by a heavy margin of nine wickets, that invoked the fears of the worst in the Delhi ranks.But unlike previous editions, the Daredevils have found an answer to overturn their false start, beating Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore subsequently.These two victories were achieved as comfortably as they were beaten by KKR, inspiring confidence within the team.The victories have lifted the Delhi boys to fourth in the standings with four points from three matches, in contrast to their opponents, who also have four points but have played two more. (Read More)last_img read more

Champions League: Manchester City hold Ronaldo-less Real Madrid to stay in hunt for final

first_imgManchester City survived a late grilling by Real Madrid thanks to goalkeeper Joe Hart to hold on for a 0-0 draw on Tuesday that keeps alive their hopes of reaching the Champions League final for the first time.Playing in their first European semi-final for 45 years, Premier League City produced a cagey first-leg display that offered little menace, although crucially they denied free-scoring Real an away goal.Ten-times champions Real suffered a setback before kickoff when Cristiano Ronaldo, the leading scorer in this season’s competition with 16 goals, was ruled out with a thigh injury.His spark was badly missed in a turgid first half at City’s Etihad Stadium, but Real finally came alive after the break and the hosts needed two instinctive late saves from Hart to keep them in the hunt for the second leg at the Bernabeu next week.”It’s too close to call at the moment,” City captain Vincent Kompany said. “We couldn’t have wished for more. We have 90 minutes left and we’ll look forward to next week.”Neither side managed a shot on target in the opening 45 minutes, but Real gradually upped their tempo after the break with Gareth Bale increasingly influential.The Welshman curled one effort wide and had a penalty appeal turned down before substitute Jese looped a header against the crossbar with Hart at full stretch.Hart saved a Casemiro header with his left foot and then shortly after Pepe looked certain to break the deadlock from point-blank range but Hart blocked the shot with his chest.advertisementCity striker Sergio Aguero had a quiet night and their creative department was not helped when David Silva limped off with a hamstring injury after 40 minutes.Manager Manuel Pellegrini said he would not be fit for the return, although the Chilean was confident his side could prevail in the Spanish capital despite Real having racked up 18 goals without conceding at home in this year’s competition.”If you can’t win, then the best draw is zero-zero,” he said. “This season we have played very well away. Now we go to the Bernabeu with the same attitude as playing at home.”Real Madrid must attack a little bit more.”The hosts did produce a late flurry after Raheem Sterling joined the fray from the bench and the winger forced a timely interception from Pepe, while Kevin De Bruyne’s inswinging free kick forced Keylor Navas into some rare action.last_img read more

Samsung reports better than expected earnings

first_imgSamsung Electronics recorded a better-than-expected profit in January-March, as an early debut of its flagship Galaxy smartphones boosted sales of high-end phones despite flat growth in the overall smartphone market.The South Korean company said Thursday it earned 5.3 trillion won ($4.6 billion) in the last quarter, up 14 per cent from 4.6 trillion won a year earlier.That’s above the average forecast of analysts polled by FactSet of 4.7 trillion won.Sales rose 6 per cent to 49.8 trillion won ($43.4 billion) from a year ago while operating profit was up 12 per cent to 6.7 trillion won, broadly in line with the company’s earnings guidance earlier this month.Also Read: Apple Falls: First-ever revenue decline in 13 yearsSamsung Electronics launched the latest versions of its flagship Galaxy smartphones on March 11, about a month earlier than its new phones launch last year. The updated Galaxy S7 models sported new features such as expandable storage space and water resistance but were cheaper than previous versions.”Market response to the Edge model is better than expected in major regions such as North America, China and the Middle East,” Lee KyeongTae, vice president at mobile communications business, said referring to the Galaxy phone with a curved screen. “They are almost sold immediately upon supply.”Analysts said the early debut and Samsung’s pricing strategy helped boost sales of the premium phones during the quarter despite softer demand for the iPhone 6S. The absence of new products from competitors also helped.Also Read: 7 reasons to dump the iPhone 6S for Galaxy S7 Counterpoint Technology Market Research estimated that Samsung sold 10 million Galaxy S7 series during the month of March, up 25 per cent from a year ago.advertisementAs a result, Samsung’s mobile business posted its biggest profit in nearly two years, raking up 3.9 trillion won ($3.4 billion) in operating profit. That is 42 per cent higher than a year ago and the phone division’s biggest quarterly profit in seven quarters.The company also benefited from streamlining the type of cheap smartphones it sold in emerging markets, which helped save on costs for components.During the first three months of this year, the South Korean company’s overall smartphone sales declined slightly, but not as badly as Apple’s, according to the latest industry data. Samsung’s shipments dropped 1 per cent from a year earlier, while Apple’s sales sank 16 per cent, according to IDC, a market research firm.Analysts are divided over whether the strong sales of the Galaxy S7 series would continue during the second quarter.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (and Galaxy S7) review: On the edge of perfection “It is positive that Samsung posted a better-than-expected income even though the first quarter was a slow season. But it was thanks to the effect from the S7 (released) one quarter earlier, which is why (I see) a limited reason to revise up the future earnings forecasts,” said Yoo Eui-hyung, an analyst at Dongbu Securities.Samsung confidently forecast its flagship smartphone sales will grow from last year even as the overall industry stays flat.”We are cautiously optimistic for operating profit to increase quarter-on-quarter,” said Robert Yi, senior vice president at investor relations.The second quarter earnings in the mobile and semiconductor businesses will be steady and the consumer electronics and display businesses will improve, he said.During the first quarter, the semiconductor division posted slightly lower operating profit than a year ago, contributing 2.3 trillion won or a third of the total. Its display division posted a loss of 270 billion won while its TV division made 510 billion won in operating profit.last_img read more


first_imgSonowal left the AGP in January 2011 followingSonowal left the AGP in January 2011 following differences with the party leadership and went on to join the BJP in February 2011 in the presence of then party President Nitin Gadkari and other senior leaders.He went on to become the BJP state unit President in 2012 and was credited with raising the partys tally to seven from the earlier four and reducing the Congress margin to three from seven in the 2014 Parliamentary polls.Sonowal has been also credited with making inroads for the party in erstwhile Congress bastion of the tea districts of Upper Assam by ensuring party wins in Dibrugarh and Jorhat parliamentary constituencies.He, himself, wrested the Lakhimpur constituency from former Union Minister Ranee Narah of the Congress and was made the Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Development.He also played a key role in ensuring the hosting of the South Asian Games (SAG) in Guwahati and Shillong.Sonowal, who belongs to the Sonowal-Kachari tribe, has contested this assembly polls from Majuli, the worlds largest river island and the seat of Vaishnavite culture.Born on October 31, 1962 in Molokgaon in Dibrugarh district to Jibeswar Sonowal and Dineswari Sonowal, he is a bachelor and a devout follower of Assams renowned Vaishnav saints Sankardeva and Madhavdeva.An ardent sportsman, the Union Sports Minister is a keen follower of football, cricket and badminton. PTI DG GSN GSNlast_img read more

Muhammad Ali: The boxing legend’s greatest quotes

first_imgMuhammad Ali taunted opponents with razor-sharp rhymes, comical one-liners and the type of boxing braggadocio that both endeared him to and angered the masses.Ali was a loudmouth threat to the establishment. He could make heavyweight rivals Joe Frazier, Sonny Liston and George Foreman feel like unwitting participants at their own roast. He was king of the world and a clown prince, who fought for both championships and his rights as a conscientious objector.His mouth roared, never bored, with wit as sharp as a sword, who went full bore into each fight with a silver tongue and heavyweight gold.No one could say it better than Ali.So why try?”Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Rumble, young man, rumble.” – 1964, before his fight with Sonny Liston.”I’m king of the world! I’m pretty! I’m a bad man! I shook up the world! I shook up the world! I shook up the world!” – Feb. 25, 1964, Ali after defeating Sonny Liston.”It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.” – Undated.”I ain’t got no quarrel with them Vietcong.” – Feb. 17, 1966, Ali’s famous explanation of why he refused to serve in the United States Army.”You serious? I got to stay here and lead my people to the right man – Elijah Muhammad.” – when asked why he doesn’t flee the country in an interview by Robert Lipsyte of The New York Times on April 26, 1967, two days before refusing induction into military service.”I’ve done my celebrating already. I said a prayer to Allah.” – June 28, 1971, on being told his conviction for draft evasion was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.”They did what they thought was right, and I did what I thought was right.” – on government’s long effort to send him to prison.”I told you all, all of my critics, that I was the greatest of all time. … Never make me the underdog until I’m about 50 years old.” – Oct. 1, 1974, after knocking out George Foreman to become heavyweight champion for the second time, in Kinshasa, Zaire.”I saw your wife. You’re not as dumb as you look.” – To President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines a few days before he beat Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila on Oct. 1, 1975.”My gloves are going to jail! They ain’t done nothin’ – yet.” – on being told the commission member in charge of the gloves would keep them in a prison until his fight against Joe Bugner on July 1, 1975, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.”My name is known in Serbia, Pakistan, Morocco. These are countries that don’t follow the Kentucky Derby.” – New York Times interview, April 1977.”All I can do is fight for truth and justice. I can’t save anybody. He’s a science fiction character, and I’m a real character.” at a news conference Jan. 31, to announce a comic book in which Ali beats Superman.”People say I talk so slow today. That’s no surprise. I calculated I’ve taken 29,000 punches. But I earned $57 million and I saved half of it. So I took a few hard knocks. Do you know how many black men are killed every year by guns and knives without a penny to their names? I may talk slow, but my mind is OK.” – Jan. 20, 1984, while in Seattle for a benefit for Sugar Ray Seales, legally blind because of detached retinas suffered while boxing.”What I suffered physically was worth what I’ve accomplished in life. A man who is not courageous enough to take risks will never accomplish anything in life.” – at a news conference Oct. 28, 1984, at Houston.advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgIndia innings:India innings: KL Rahul not out47 Mandeep Singh not out52 Extras (W-3, NB-1) 4Total (For no loss in 13.1 overs) 103 Bowling: DT Tiripano 3-0-11-0, N Madziva 2.1-0-19-0, T Muzarabani 2-0-17-0, AG Cremer 3-0-24-0, CJ Chibhabha 2-0-23-0, Sikandar Raza 1-0-9-0. PTI ATK ATKlast_img