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first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next RELATED STORYKaya FC’s U-12 unit goes 2-0 in int’l youth football tiltPhoto courtesy of Paco Guerrero Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses McGregor vows fast finish against Mayweather MOST READ View commentscenter_img Photo courtesy of Paco GuerreroKaya Futbol Club (FC) Academy Under-12 has advanced to the last 32 stages of the Gothia Cup in Shenyang, China.Kaya FC, the last remaining Filipino team in the competition, topped their group after beating Dong Sheng Erxiao, 2-0, and amassing the perfect 9 points, scoring on 17 goals and giving up none.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Kaya would next faceTaiwanese team Xinzhu Academy Taipei.“It was a good experience playing teams from around the world. We are happy to represent the Philippines and show the world we can play good football,” team captain Enzo Courbet said in a statement.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“We mustn’t be overconfident going into the knockout stages,” he added.Gothia Cup, which originated in Sweden in 1975, is considered the biggest youth football tournament in the world. Its staging in Asia, which is considered the second biggest in the world, was first held in Shenyang, China last year. IDL Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img read more

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments MOST READ Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters 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 Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, center, drives the ball against Philadelphia 76ers’ Robert Covington, left, and Ben Simmons (25). APOAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant returned from missing one game with a leg injury to finish with 29 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Philadelphia 76ers, 135-114 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) for their sixth straight win.Draymond Green contributed 10 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and two steals. Stephen Curry added 22 points and nine assists to surpass the 4,000-assist mark for his career and Klay Thompson scored 23 as the Warriors pulled away in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES CURRY’S WORDSCurry made clear “I care about our veterans deeply” in a piece he wrote for The Players’ Tribune that published Saturday for Veterans Day expressing his support for the troops and explaining his stance — even if he didn’t want to visit the Trump White House.The two-time MVP said: “… When someone tells me that my stances, or athlete stances in general, are ‘disrespecting the military’ — which has become a popular thing to accuse peaceful protesters of — it’s something that I’m going to take very, very seriously. One of the beliefs that I hold most dear is how proud I am to be an American — and how incredibly thankful I am for our troops. I know how fortunate I am to live in this country, and to do what I do for a living, and to raise my daughters in peace and prosperity. But I also hear from plenty of people who don’t have it nearly as good as I do. Plenty of people who are genuinely struggling in this country. Especially our veterans.“And every single veteran I’ve spoken to, they’ve all said pretty much the exact same thing: That this conversation we’ve started to have in the world of sports … whether it’s been Colin (Kaepernick) kneeling, or entire NFL teams finding their own ways to show unity, or me saying that I didn’t want to go to the White House — it’s the opposite of disrespectful to them.”Kerr applauded his superstar again.“I thought it was beautiful,” Kerr said. “He’s very thoughtful, he’s very compassionate, very smart and he’s humble. I’ve made the comment before that he is incredibly arrogant on the floor and humble off the court. I think that’s a really powerful combination. … When he speaks it’s from the heart.”TIP-INS76ers: The Sixers forced Golden State into eight first-quarter turnovers. … Philadelphia shot 51.9 percent in the first half to stay within 65-64 at the break.Warriors: Andre Iguodala, who started in Durant’s place Wednesday, was out for rest. … Curry moved into a tie with Guy Rodgers for 10th place on the franchise list for all-time games played at 587. These two are the only Warriors to reach 4,000 assists, Rodgers with 4,855. … The Warriors blocked 11 shots, their 12th time in 13 games with at least seven blocks. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Warriors won their ninth straight against the Sixers and sixth in a row at Oracle Arena.MCADOO’S RING76ers two-way player James Michael McAdoo received his Warriors championship ring in a pregame ceremony. He was cheered when he checked in for the first time midway through the fourth.Coach Steve Kerr texted with him leading up to the game.“I’m thrilled that he was here, and I thought it was a great gesture by the Sixers to make sure he was here,” Kerr said. “I know he’ll get a huge ovation from the crowd tonight, he deserves it.”ADVERTISEMENT Cousins, Davis help Pelicans beat Clippers Durant sat out Wednesday’s win against the Timberwolves with a bruised left thigh but hardly showed any signs of an issue. Curry, sporting new cornrows in his hair, briefly went to the locker room early in the second but returned.JJ Redick scored 17 points to lead the Sixers.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 shutoutThe Warriors have won by 17 or more points in each game of this winning streak, averaging 122.8 points.Golden State built its first double-digit lead of the night at 86-76 on Nick Young’s 3-pointer with 4:14 left in the third, and rolled from there getting another quick 3 by Young, one from Curry and a Durant jumper. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

first_imgRead Next Calvin Abueva. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJust a week removed from the national team pool, Calvin Abueva made a shock appearance in Gilas Pilipinas’ fourth Monday evening practice at Meralco Gym.Alaska’s energizer bunny showed up for the first time to join the squad, but it’s unclear if he has already hashed things out with Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Also making his first appearance is “23-for-23” cadet and Ateneo Blue Eaglet Kai Sotto.Present from the cadet pool were Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, Matt Nieto, CJ Perez, Robert Bolick, Javee Mocon, Paul Desiderio, Juan Gomez de Liaño, J-Jay Alejandro, Abu Tratter, Jeo Ambohot, Arvin Tolentino, Kenneth Tuffin, and Will Gozum.Joshua Sinclair, who is recovering from an ACL injury, and Ricci Rivero also watched the practice at the sidelines.Nigerians Ola Adeogun and Eugene Toba of San Beda and Chibueze Ikeh of Ateneo also helped in the preparations.The Philippines will take on Australia at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on February 22, before flying back home to battle Japan at Mall of Asia Arena on February 25.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Publico nails winner as Wangs-Letran shocks Che’Lu-San Sebastian LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Last week, Reyes announced that he decided to cut Abueva along with Raymond Almazan for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers for missing the first three practices.Unlike Abueva, Almazan did not show up as he was the lone absentee from the current pool.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJayson Castro bannered the 34 men who participated in the session, together with current pool members Gabe Norwood, Troy Rosario, Allein Maliksi, Kevin Alas, Roger Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, Mac Belo, Matthew Wright, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Kiefer Ravena.June Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar, who both had games on Sunday, sat out the session. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 15 players called up as Gilas resumes practice; Ravena, Paras on the list View comments “Going into the game I already knew she got her ITC but it would be unfair to the Power Smashers if we entered her in the last minute,” said Abella after his team swept the Power Smashers 25-19, 25-22, 25-21, in the decider. “So it’s just right that she sit this one first,”Rivers, though, will be eligible to play in the finals against Bali Pure come Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDuring the semis game, the 5-foot-11 import wanted to see a copy of her ITC from the website of the FIVB, the world’s governing body of volleyball, but the volleyball information system (VIS) was down.The league got e-mail from Carlo Roberto de Assis, the FIVB International Transfer Coordinator, coursed through Peter Cayco, the vice president of the Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas, saying that “seeing that the FIVB VIS has not solved the problem yet, the FIVB permits the player Krystal Rivers to play for now.” WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ Pocari Sweat import Krystal Rivers awaiting updates on her ITC. Photo by Bong LozadaKrystal Rivers had to wait until the last semifinals game in the Premier Volleyball League before she got to wear her Pocari Sweat jersey, but the former University of Alabama middle blocker still had to sit it out.The Lady Warriors were in the middle of their Game 3 showdown against the Power Smashers Thursday at Philsports Arena when Rivers received her International Transfer Certificate at 6:51 pm but head coach Rommel Abella decided not to use the former Crimson Tide any longer.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rivers’ addition will be a big boost to the loaded Pocari Sweat, which already has Myla Pablo and import Michelle Strizak, in the best-of-three finals series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’?last_img read more

first_imgWill it be safe for athletes and officials to go to Delhi? The Delhi Police’s security blueprint for the Commonwealth Games is sure to quell fears raised by a spate of reports in the foreign media that suggested athletes from several countries are considering pulling out of the event, fearing for their safety.Paramilitary personnel guard the Thyagaraj stadium.In terms of manpower and planning, the Game security plan surpasses the arrangements during the Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations in the Capital. More than 80,000 Delhi Police personnel, 17,500 paramilitary personnel, 3,000 commandos, 100 anti-sabotage teams, over 200 dogs and 15 bomb disposal squads will work day and night to ensure the safety of the more than 10,000 athletes and one-lakh foreign visitors expected in the city during the event.If a medal is what the athletes will aim for, the biggest achievement for Delhi Police officers will be an incident-free Games. Athletes, officials, dignitaries and foreign heads of states arriving in the Capital will be covered by a four-tier security cordon from the moment they step out of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).AIRPORT The parking lots around IGIA will be sanitised days before the Games and slots reserved for vehicles that will ferry athletes, officials and dignitaries to hotels.Each of these vehicles will be assigned an RFID (radio frequency identification tag) and their drivers issued with unique IDs. Anti-sabotage, commando and sniper teams will be deployed in and around the airport. A team of commandos will escort buses ferrying officials and athletes.advertisementBetween the airport and the Games Village, the Delhi Police will set up 15 posts. Armed guards stationed there will be ready to act in case of an eventuality.HOTELSCorridors and rooms of hotels that will host athletes and visitors will be sanitised and only verified hotel staff carrying ID cards provided by the Delhi Police will be allowed access. The hotels will have watch towers and access control. Even the food and water for athletes and officials will be first tasted by security personnel and food experts.VENUES The “impregnable security” plans of the Delhi Police get tested here. All persons except for state guests will get ‘park and ride’ facility at the first tier with only designated, pretagged vehicles allowed inside the outermost cordon manned by the traffic police.In the next cordon, spectators will be guided to their designated entry gates leading to seating galleries.The galleries will be under electronic surveillance with officers moving around in plainclothes.Snipers will be positioned on the rooftop of the stands.In the next cordon, security personnel will screen the barcode of tickets being carried by spectators, and keep photocopies of spectators’ ID and photos for record. VIP vehicles entering this zone will be checked for their special RFID tags and I-cards of the drivers verified. For the first time, licence plate scanners will be in use. There will be separate entry gates for athletes, Games officials, dignitaries and spectators.The entry gates where the RFID tags and vehicles will be checked will have boom barriers, tyre-killers and road blockers in place. In case any vehicle doesn’t comply with the mandatory RFID and other checks at the entry gates, all these gadgets will automatically activate.The exclusion zone, within 30m radius of the stadium, comes next. Here, even athletes will have to get off their vehicles and go through doorframe metal detectors, hand- held detectors and manual frisking. Baggage will be put through X-ray scanners.The X-ray scanners will have a memory back-up, saving images of 250 items last scanned.The zone will be CCTV-secured.Vehicle-mounted scanners called ‘mobile cargo container inspection equipment’ have also been hired to inspect cargo without opening containers. “This gadget can scan 20 containers in an hour,” a police officer said.GAMES VILLAGEThe Games village will have unprecedented security. “In fact, the steps beat the Parliamentary session arrangements in terms of checks and counterchecks put in place,” a police officer said. The place has a 3m-high perimeter wall with a 1.5m-high iron grill running over it. “But once inside athletes will feel free to move around,” the officer added.Only RFID-tagged vehicles driven by drivers with valid IDs will be allowed in. Tyre-busters and boom barriers will be installed at the entry gates. This apart, commandos, anti-sabotage teams and intelligence officials will be deployed in and around the complex.Each of the 574 vehicles assigned to ferry athletes to venues will undergo mechanical and anti-sabotage checks every morning.When athletes and officials staying at any of the nine designated hotels or Games Village venture outside the dedicated lanes, they will get a helicopter escort.advertisementOPEN EVENTSThe trickiest part of the security plan is to provide security for events such as marathon, cycling and walkathon, which passes through busy markets and residential areas. “We will not only put restrictions on movement of vehicles but even open telephone and electricity boxes and windows will be sealed for the duration of the event,” a police officer said. Snipers will be deployed along the route along with commandos.last_img read more

first_imgSourav Ganguly, who as captain transformed the India team into a winning unit by backing a few handpicked talented youngsters, has put his money on two for the future – Suresh Raina and Cheteshwar Pujara. The former India captain picked the two for their excellent temperament and talent, which could see them representing India for long. While Raina made a sensational Test debut recently, Pujara has been selected for the upcoming home Test series against Australia.Asked about the future of Indian cricket once the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman retire in a few years, Ganguly said that talent keeps popping up.”You might get quite a few Gangulys, maybe lesser number of Dravids, but you won’t get many Tendulkars. There is talent in India,” he said at the India Today Youth Summit here on Saturday.”You see Raina’s progress, though it’s still early days in Test cricket. He showed tremendous temperament in the two Test matches in Sri Lanka recently. He has got the ability and he played a tremendous knock in Champions League T20 semi-finals (for Chennai Super Kings in Durban on Friday). He’s got the ability but we will have to wait and see.” Ganguly said that no one imagined Tendulkar and Dravid would fill the gap following Sunil Gavaskar’s retirement in 1987.”These guys have excelled in Test cricket. For all cricketers, Test matches are the most important format and it’s important that recognised players do well in this format. I am sure India will keep producing players and, as I say, India always finds its way out of disasters,” he said.advertisementThe Bengal player also praised Pujara, who plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders, captained by him. “No one is close to Tendulkar or Dravid. [But] I can say who can play for a longer time. Raina can, if he keeps improving. It’s important in sport that you keep performing every day. Pujara is one. I have seen him closely for the last two- three years for the Knight Riders,” he said.”He’s got a terrific attitude towards batting. He keeps batting all day, which is important as a batsman, if you enjoy batting. Raina and Pujara are two young players who I think have a great future.”Besides, Ganguly said there are “other young players who have got talent, but it is about what you do with your talent”. As India captain, Ganguly backed players several young players like Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh who still form the nucleus of the team. He picked Sehwag as the most talented of the bunch and backed him to the hilt.”At a selection committee Former India captain says Pujara also has a good mix of temperament and talent meeting in Mumbai, I decided that Sehwag has to go [with the team] whatever happens.I told the chairman that this fellow needs to be on the team because I feel he is a terrific player, and one of the selectors got up and said ‘you must be mad’,” he recalled.”I said ‘why’. He said ‘ don’t do that, the short ball will kill him.Please send him with me to Hong Kong next month for a sixa- side tournament and I think he will be very useful there’. They thought he could never play the short ball, he didn’t have any footwork. And you see where Sehwag is today,” he said proudly.Ganguly underlined that Sehwag can play the short ball well. ” Geoffery Boycott, a technician, always spoke about his lack of feet movement. But India has produced a lot of great players – Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Dravid, Sehwag, who have been absolutely comfortable against the short stuff. It’s how you deal with it because a lot of it is mental.It is a problem with Indian batsmen, but there have been batsmen who have overcome it and become greats,” he pointed out.Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson, however, said in Chandigarh that Sehwag was not “too confident” against the short pitched ball. Since Aussies are known for their mind games, his statement should be treated as part of a ploy before the Test series begins in Mohali on Friday.last_img read more

first_imgBeset with injury worries but bolstered by the return of talismanic skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni from a break, world number one India take on the West Indies in the first Test of a three-match series, starting in Kingston, Jamaica, on Monday.Opener Murali Vijay, who was non-starter till Monday morning, has been declared fit. But Munaf Patel is still in doubt for the Test and if he missed out, it would be a huge blow for a side which is already without senior batsmen Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan.Vijay was hit painfully on his right forefinger in his very first net session in the Caribbean and went for an X-ray on Saturday.Munaf has been inactive for the better part of the week, having injured his right elbow during the preceding one-day series which India won 3-2.”Vijay is our first choice as an opener but if he is unfit, then Parthiv Patel will open the innings,” Dhoni said, while hoping Munaf will turn up fit on the morning of the Test.With replacement pacer Abhimanyu Mithun yet to arrive in the Caribbean due to visa issues, the visitors are seriously undermined in the bowling department.It now seems certain that Praveen Kumar will make his Test debut and give company to Ishant Sharma. Ishant has lately been a regular in India’s Test eleven but he is far from being the spearhead.India would have spinners Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra as the other frontline bowlers, which is ironical given the crying need for pacers on a hard and bouncy Sabina Park pitch.advertisementWest Indies players Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul, Devendra Bishoo and Ramnaresh Sarwan during practice in Kingston on Saturday. APWest Indies, on the other hand, could end up fielding fielding four fast bowlers to make the most of the prevailing conditions and carry the momentum of winning the last two ODIs.West Indies could play Fidel Edwards, Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul along with skipper Darren Sammy as its pace-bowling battery. Legspinner Devendra Bishoo will be the lone slow bowler.The hosts thus have a tailormade opportunity to catch the visitors napping as their fast bowlers can work their way past the untested openers and the batsmen can take advantage of a below- par Indian pace attack.The world’s top side is missing three of its regular batsmen but still has enough class to post a healthy total on the board.In Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, the tourists have two batsmen who have 270 Tests and 47 centuries, besides nearly 20,000 Test runs between them.There would be some individual motivations for the Indians as Harbhajan Singh is just seven shy of the 400-wicket mark while Ishant Sharma (31 Tests) needs 10 more for his 100th wicket in Tests. Laxman (120 Tests) needs 97 runs to complete 8,000 runs.West Indies, despite missing on Chris Gayle, looks a reasonable side on paper. Opener Lendl Simmons was among the runs in the one-day series and left-hander Darren Bravo, along with the experienced Ramnaresh Sarwan, made a telling score in the final game. Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul will add muscle to the middle order as would the underperforming Marlon Samuels. However, the hosts’ strength remains their bowling.- With inputs from PTI SquadsIndia: MS Dhoni (capt), Abhinav Mukund, Murali Vijay, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra, Praveen Kumar and Ishant SharmaWest Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Brendan Nash (vice-captain), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels and Ramnaresh SarwanMatch time: Live from Jamaica on TEN Cricket from 8:30 pmlast_img read more

first_imgA sampling of the outpouring of love and memories from the Hollywood and sports worlds Monday following the death of Michael Clarke Duncan, many of them on Twitter:”I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of `The Green Mile.’ He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned.” -Tom Hanks.”I’m devastated at the loss of Michael Clarke Duncan, one of the finest people I’ve ever had the privilege to work with or know. Michael was the gentlest of souls – an exemplar of decency, integrity, and kindness. The sadness I feel is inexpressible. -Frank Darabont, director of “The Green Mile.””(at)OfficialMCD I cant believe you are gone my friend. I will miss our Lakers vs Mavs bets and texts . You will not be forgotten. RIP” – Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ((at)mcuban).”Michael Clarke Duncan passes at 54. A striking screen presence.”-Film critic Roger Ebert ((at)ebertchicago).”`When something happens, we always say it happens for a reason’ (tilde) Michael Clarke Duncan 12/10/57 – 9/3/12 I’ll miss you my brother..” -Dwayne Johnson ((at)TheRock).”I met Michael years ago and he was such a nice guy. Very sad” -Auto racing star Danica Patrick ((at)DanicaPatrick).”Michael Clarke Duncan always had a smile on his face & a big bear hug ready for you. My thoughts & prayers are with his family&friends. RIP” – Actress Olivia Munn ((at)oliviamunn).”RIP Michael Clarke Duncan Heaven has an amazing new angel. I will miss your smile most.” -Actress-television host Holly Robinson Peete: ((at)hollyrpeete).”I will miss my friend, Michael Clarke Duncan. What an incredible soldier in God’s Plan.” -Comedian-talk show host Steve Harvey ((at)IAmSteveHarvey).”I am so shocked and heart broken to hear about Michael Clarke Duncan’s passing. What a man of quality. Both in his life and his work.” -Actress Alexa Vega ((at)alexavega).”So so sorry to hear about Michael Clarke Duncan, accomplished actor, proud South Sider …” -ESPN host Michael Wilbon ((at)RealMikeWilbon).”Rip Michael Clarke Duncan. We shared sum great times! C u on the other side friend… (at)OMAROSA praying 4 u & the fam.” -Actress-comedian Niecy Nash ((at)NiecyNash).”Just heard the news that (at)officialmcd passed away. My prayers go out to his family and (at)Omarosa during this very sad time.” -Former boxing champion Lennox Lewis ((at)LennoxLewis).”RIP- Michael Clarke Duncan.. A really GOOD Brother, I’ll miss U Bruh.” -Former NBA star and television host John Salley ((at)thejohnsalley).”Ahhh… (hash)michaelclarkeDuncan I loved you! Green Mile was epic. RIP (hash)gentlegiant” -Singer-actress Katharine McPhee ((at)katharinemcphee).”Man, just watched Michael Clarke Duncan in Talladega Nights last night! RIP to a terrific actor.” -TNT Sports reporter David Aldridge ((at)daldridgetnt).advertisementlast_img

first_imgThe Indian Air Force is planning to fly ace shuttler and Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal in its Kiran Mk II jet trainer at its officers’ training academy in Didndigul in Andhra Pradesh next week.During her proposed visit next week, Nehwal will also play matches with the best of badminton players of the Air Force Academy there, IAF officials said here.The plan is to take her on a sortie in the Kiran Mk II aircraft, which is being used by the Air Force to train its rookie pilots before they move to fly other fighter and transport aircraft, they said.The visit is aimed at inspiring the young cadets at the academy to do hard work to achieve their goals in life in the service of the nation, they said.Saina’s visit to the cradle of the IAF coincides with the sports week of the academy.In recent years, the IAF has been honouring sportspersons for their achievements in their respective fields and has granted them honorary ranks also.Champion batsman Sachin Tendulkar was made an honorary Group Captain by the IAF last year for his achievements and along with Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was offered a sortie in frontline fighter aircraft SU-30MKI.However, the offer made by the then IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal P V Naik has not been availed by the two cricketers so far.last_img read more

first_img1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash After engaging in a virtual back-and-forth in the fifth set, the Lady Tamaraws managed to get leeway in the latter stages of the period going on an 8-1 run to cap off the proceedings.Rookie France Ronquillo scored off a down-the-line kill that put the Lady Tamaraws on a 12-9 lead before Kyle Negrito converted on a service ace for the 13-9 buffer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesLycha Ebon then came alive in the clutch scoring two straight points to secure FEU’s win.Despite the win FEU head coach George Pascua said there’s still a lot to do for the Lady Tamaraws in terms of on-court communication. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy MOST READ FEU Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University notched its second straight win after a hard-fought victory, 25-15, 24-26, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9 over University of the East in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Tamaraws hiked their record to 3-2 while the Lady Warriors dropped to 1-4 for the eighth spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU extends winning streak, UST gets third win LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 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 Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end FEU’s lack of chemistry was on display in the fourth set when it allowed the Lady Warriors to go on a 9-0 scoring run that forced the fifth set.“It’s not that easy winning two straight games,” said Pascua. “There are still things that we have to fix like our miscommunication on the court.”Ebon finished with a game-high 21 points for FEU while Celine Domingo and Jeanette Villareal put up 17 and 10 points, respectively.Mary Ann Mendrez had 21 points to lead the Red Warriors with Judith Abil and Seth Rodriguez adding 10 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Gronk unleashed: Rob Gronkowski sets course for retirement fun Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles FEU Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Jerrili Malabanan knew she had to show her leadership when Far Eastern University was dealt with not just one but two injuries against Adamson University in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.Middle blocker Jeanette Villareal sprained her right ankle late in the first set and rookie star Lycha Ebon also suffered her own injury when her right knee buckled early in the fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Lady Tamaraws were clearly in shambles but Malaban knew she had to keep her team together as her teammates calm team captain.Her leadership, together with the team’s spirited play, allowed FEU to escape in five sets, 30-32, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 15-13, Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo City.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“After Lycha went down, we kind of huddled and we told each other that we would play for them,” said Malabanan. “It would be harder for them knowing that we lost and then they weren’t able to do anything. So we really offered the game for them.”Malabanan, though, wasn’t just trying to keep her team in check since she herself struggled with her offense for most of the game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country director FEU head coach George Pascua even decided to bench Malabanan the entirety of the third set and only use her captain as a substitute in the fourth.Malabanan, though, got her mojo back and came up big in the clutch for the Lady Tamaraws when she put her at the 14-13 match point with a well-placed kill that landed mere inches from the baseline.“Like what coach always tells me since I’m the captain he wants me to be the one leading the team on the court,” said Malabanan, who finished with eight points. “When he takes me off the court he always tells me that it’s my time to recoup and refocus.”“When I get back in, I know how I can really help the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDefinitionHIV infection is a condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The condition gradually destroys the immune system, which makes it harder for the body to fight infections.This article provides a general overview. For more detailed information, see:AIDSAcute HIV infectionAsymptomatic HIV infectionEarly symptomatic HIV infectionAlternative NamesHuman immunodeficiency virus infectionCauses, incidence, and risk factorsThe human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can be spread by the following:Through sexual contact — including oral, vaginal, and anal sexThrough blood — through blood transfusions, accidental needlesticks, or needle sharingFrom mother to child — a pregnant woman can transmit the virus to her fetus through their shared blood circulation, or a nursing mother can pass it to her baby in her breast milkRare ways the virus may be spreadinclude:Accidental needle injuryArtificial insemination with infected semenOrgan transplantation with infected organsBlood banks and orang donor programs screen donors, blood, and tissues thoroughly to prevent the risk of infection. HIV is NOT transmitted to a person who DONATES blood or organs. People who donate organs are never in direct contact with people who receive them. Likewise, a person who donates blood is never in contact with the person receiving it. In all these procedures, sterile needles and instruments are used.HIV infection is NOT spread by:Casual contact such as huggingMosquitoesParticipation in sportsTouching items that were touched by a person infected with the virusPeople at highest risk for getting HIV include:Injection drug users who share needlesInfants born to mothers with HIV who didnt receive HIV therapy during pregnancyPeoplewho haveunprotected sex, especially with people who have other high-risk behaviors, are HIV-positive, or have AIDSPeople who received blood transfusions or clotting products between 1977 and 1985 (before screening for the virus became standard practice)Sexual partners of those who participate in high-risk activities (such as injection drug use or anal sex)See also: AIDSadvertisementSymptomsPeople who become infected with HIV may not have any symptoms for up to 10 years, but they can still pass the infection to others. After you come in contact with the virus, it can take up to 3 months for a blood test to show that you have HIV.Symptoms related to HIV are usually due to a different infection in the body. Some symptoms related to HIV infection include:DiarrheaFatigueFeverFrequent vaginal yeast infectionsHeadacheMouth sores, including yeast infection (thrush)Muscle stiffness or achingRashes of different types, including seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasisSore throatSwollen lymph glandsNote: Many people have no symptoms when they are diagnosed with HIV.Signs and testsThe HIV ELISA and HIV Western blot tests detect antibodies to the HIV virus in the blood. Both tests must be positive to confirm an HIV infection. Having these antibodies means you are infected with HIV.If the test is negative (no antibodies found) and you have risk factors for HIV infection, you should be retested in 3 months.If the HIV ELISA and HIV Western blot tests are positive, other blood tests can be done to determine how much HIV is in your bloodstream.A complete blood count (CBC) and white blood cell differential may also show abnormalities.A lower-than-normal CD4 cell count may be a sign that the virus is damaging your immune system.TreatmentDoctors usually recommend medicine for patients who are committed to taking all their medications and have a CD4 count below 500 cells/mm3 (which is a sign that of a weakened immune system). Some people, including pregnant women and people with kidney or neurological problems related to HIV, may need treatment regardless of their CD4 count.It is extremely important for people with HIV to take all doses of their medications, otherwise the virus may become resistant to the drugs. Therapy always involves a combination of antiviral drugs. Pregnant women with HIV infection are treated to reduce the chance of transmitting HIV to their babies.People with HIV infection need to become educated about the disease and treatment so that they can be active participants in making decisions with their health care provider.Support GroupsSee: AIDS – support groupExpectations (prognosis)HIV is a chronic medical condition that can be treated, but not yet cured. There are effective ways to prevent complications and delay, but not always prevent, progression to AIDS.Almost all people infected with HIV will develop AIDS if not treated. However, there is a small group of people who develop AIDS very slowly, or never at all. These patients are called long-term nonprogressors.ComplicationsCancersChronic wasting (weight loss) from HIV infectionHIV dementiaHIV lipodystrophyOpportunistic infectionsBacillary angiomatosisCandidiasisCytomegalovirus infectionCryptococcal infectionCryptosporidium enterocolitis (or other protozoal infections)Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infectionPneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (previously called Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia or PCP)Salmonella infection in the bloodstreamToxoplasmosisTuberculosis (in the lungs or spread throughout the body)Viral infection of the brain (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)Calling your health care provideradvertisementCall your health care provider if you have had a possible or actual exposure to AIDS or HIV infection.PreventionAvoid injecting illicit drugs. If you use injected drugs, avoid sharing needles or syringes. Always use new needles. (Boiling or cleaning them with alcohol does not guarantee that theyre sterile and safe.)Avoid oral, vaginal, or anal contact with semen from HIV-infected people.Avoid unprotected anal intercourse, since it causes small tears in the rectal tissues, through which HIV in an infected partners semen may enter directly into the other partners blood.If you have sex with people who use injected drugs, always use condoms.If you have sex with many people or with people who have multiple partners, always use condoms.People with AIDS or who have had positive HIV antibody tests can pass the disease on to others. They should not donate blood, plasma, body organs, or sperm. They should not exchange genital fluids during sexual activity.Safer sex behaviors may reduce the risk of getting the infection. There is still a slight risk of getting the infection even if you practice “safe sex” by using condoms. Abstinence is the only sure way to prevent sexual transmission of the virus.Use protection when having sexual contact with people you know or suspect of being infected with HIV. Even better, use protection for ALL sexual contact.ReferencesQuinn TC. Epidemiology of human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 392.Sterling TR, Chaisson RE. General clinical manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus infection (including the acute retroviral syndrome and oral, cutaenous, renal, ocular, metabolic, and cardiac diseases. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 121.Review Date:5/30/2012Reviewed By:David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

first_imgHaryana Steelers’ defensive unit has only improved as the season has progressed and their quartet of Sunil, Vikas Kale, Ravi Kumar and skipper Dharmaraj Cheralathan have all scored over 35 tackle points this season. With youth driving the offence and experience holding fort, Haryana Steelers have found the perfect synergy and will look to show that to the home fans in Panchkula, starting Saturday.UP Yoddha’s stellar run in the past seven matches has seen them pick 31 points out of a possible 35 and leapfrog Jaipur Pink Panthers in the vivo Pro Kabaddi season 7 standings into sixth spot. The Corner duo of Sumit and skipper Nitesh Kumar has led the defence with authority and combined to score 101 tackle points this season, the second highest among Corner duos in this season.In attack, Shrikant Jadhav has established himself as the lead raider with his fine performances and is currently on pace to eclipse his career-high of 141 raid points in a single season that he managed in the previous campaign. Rookie Surender Gill and veteran Rishank Devadiga have ably supported Jadhav and have scored 47 and 45 raid points respectively. The presence of three quality raiders and the imminent return of Monu Goyat gives UP Yoddha a versatile four-pronged attack that can score points against any defensive unit that they come up against. A victory on Saturday will see them cut the gap to Haryana Steelers to just one point, further bolstering their chances of finishing in the top 6. A run of seven wins, one tie and a loss in their past nine matches has seen Haryana Steelers climb to third in the standings, just a point clear of Bengaluru Bulls. Raider Vikash Kandola has often been the star of the show for them and is averaging just a shade under 10 raid points in his 14 appearances so far this season. Rookie raider Vinay has also been a major contributor for the side and has scored 80 raid points, while the return of Prashanth Kumar Rai has further bolstered the side with another quality option to bank upon. The chemistry between the trio has been perfect so far this season.2⃣ in-form teams kickstart #VIVOProKabaddi Season 7’s Panchkula leg with one aim – 5⃣ points!Here’s all you need to know about the clash!🔗:⚔️: #HARvUP⏳: Tonight, 7 PM onwards📺: Star Sports and Hotstar#IsseToughKuchNahi— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) September 28, 2019last_img read more

first_img‘Showman’ Rahul Chaudhari doesn’t have a single super raid as well as the worst raid point average of his career in Season 7. He will be eager to produce a couple of big performances to better that record, while some of their younger defenders, too, will be keen to leave a mark on the game.Despite a morale-boosting victory against Bengaluru Bulls, Jaipur Pink Panthers missed out on a playoffs spot after UP Yoddha’s win over Dabang Delhi KC in Match 122. However, they will want to carry forward their winning momentum and end their season with a win against Tamil Thalaivas. Deepak Hooda, who was unavailable in their last game, has been the season’s best all-rounder. He will have the opportunity to make this his third-straight campaign with 150-plus raid points if he plays on Monday.Currently on top of the leaderboard with 71 Tackle Points, Sandeep Dhull will also want to race ahead in his bid to become the season’s best defender. Another individual to keep an eye on will be Deepak Narwal, who showed excellent grit last time around and could well hold the key to his side’s chances of a win against Tamil Thalaivas. Tamil Thalaivas are currently on a 14-match winless streak and would like nothing better than breaking that streak before their season winds down. V Ajith Kumar has been the brightest spark of their campaign in recent matches and he will be keen to add as many points as possible to his tally after crossing the 100-point mark in his maiden Pro Kabaddi campaign.#CHEvJAI – one last chance for @JaipurPanthers to end their #VIVOProKabaddi season on a high!See how they stack up against @TamilThalaivas here: watch the battle LIVE:⏳: From 8:30 PM📺: Star Sports and Hotstar— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 7, 2019last_img read more

first_imgThis was India’s biggest win against the West Indies in the Caribbeans in terms of runs. COMMENTS cricket June 26, 2017 SHARE Ajinkya Rahane struck a brilliant century before the bowlers dished out a disciplined show as India thrashed a hapless West Indies by 105 runs in a lopsided contest in the second cricket one-dayer here.Put into bat, India piled on 310 for 5 after rain delayed the start of the match by two hours and reduced it to a 43-over-a-side affair, riding on Rahane’s 103 off 104 balls and a blistering 66-ball 97 from captain Virat Kohli.The Indian bowlers then took over as they restricted West Indies to 205 for 6 to put the visitors 1-0 up in the five- match ODI series.Surprisingly, the West Indians did not show any intent of chasing down the big target of 311 once they found the asking rate to be too high in the final 10 overs. They just went through their motions and batted out the remaining overs.For India, the bowlers bowled an impeccable line and length with Kuldeep Yadav (3/50) being the most successful among them. The chinaman bowler got his first wicket of his ODI career. He did not get to bowl in his debut match in the first ODI which was abandoned due to rain. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/9) had a fine seam bowling spell as he rocked the West Indies run chase by grabbing the first two wickets by the third over. He removed Kieran Powell (0) in the third delivery (0) and then had Jason Mohammed (0) in his next over.There was a brief period of some fight by the home side when wicketkeeper batsman Shai Hope (81) and Evin Lewis (21) had a 89-run stand for the third wicket but once that partnership was snapped, the West Indians threw in the towel and they were happy to bat out their innings. When Hope was out in the 26th over, the asking rate had gone above 12 an over and West Indies had already given up by then though they had six wickets in hand.Captain Jason Holder (29) tried to get the big shots without any success as Kuldeep and Ravichandran Ashwin (1/47) gave him very few of them. When Holder was out in the 37th over, West Indies needed 136 runs from 11 overs.This was India’s biggest win against the West Indies in the Caribbeans in terms of runs.Earlier, Rahane smashed his third ODI hundred as India produced a dominating batting display to pile on 310 for 5.Put into bat, India dashed West Indies hopes of any early breakthrough on a damp pitch as they negotiated the initial overs without losing any wicket before launching on the erratic home side bowlers to post a big total after the match was reduced to 43-over a side due to rain.Rahane and his opener partner Dhawan (63) laid a strong foundation with a 114-run stand and despite a bit of a wobble in the middle overs, India went past 300 with Kohli stamping his class with a 66-ball 87 later in the innings. After today’s total, India became the side who have hit maximum number of 300-plus scores in an innings, as they reached the mark for the 96th time, overtaking Australia who had made over 300 runs 95 times.Rahane, who also had hit 62 in the abandoned first match, had 10 fours and two sixes in his 104-ball knock before he was out in the 34th over. He also shared 97 runs for the second wicket with Kohli, who hit four boundaries and four sixes in his aggressive innings.Kohli was out at the fag end of the innings after playing some exquisite strokes to the delight of the crowd at the Queen’s Park Oval. Senior batsman Yuvraj Singh, however, continued with his struggle as he fell for just 14 from 10 balls while Hardik Pandya was the other Indian to fall cheaply for just 4.The West Indies bowlers lacked discipline and bowled too many loose and short deliveries. The Indian batsmen were never troubled in any way during their innings. Rahane grabbed the chance to open the innings in the absence of Rohit Sharma for this limited-over series as he led the Indian charge before Kohli took over later on.The match began after a delay of two hours due to rain and West Indies captain Jason Holder put India to bat after winning the toss. But, Holder’s hopes of getting an early breakthrough on a pitch which looked damp went haywire as Dhawan and Rahane giving scant respect of the home bowlers just like they did in the abandoned first match at the same venue.Dhawan, who continued with his red-hot form from the Champions Trophy itself, and Rahane stitched 114 runs from 18.2 runs to set the match nicely for India. The duo raced to the 50-run mark in the eighth over with the help of seven fours and a six. Rahane hit pacer Alzarri Joseph for a huge six in the third over before Dhawan sent Holder for two boundaries in the next over.Holder himself and his new ball partner Joseph struggled to get the right line and the West Indies captain was again punished by Dhawan for three boundaries in the eighth over as India reached to the 50-run mark. Dhawan gave the same treatment to Joseph the same treatment as he hit three boundaries in the 12th over and then raised his 21st ODI fifty two overs later. Dhawan had hit a 92-ball 87 in the abandoned first match. Dhawan, however, could not capitalise on his fine touch for a three-figure score as he got out in the 19th over. He was beaten completely by a flighted delivery of off-spinner Ashley Nurse and wicketkeeper Shai Hope effected an easy stumping.Dhawan had 10 fours from 59 deleiveries in his innings. Published on Series-opener between India, West Indies washed out RELATED SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTlast_img read more