Month: November 2019

Month: November 2019

first_imgRead Next Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Netball match between Philippines vs Thailand at Juara Stadium Bukit Kiara during 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 on 15 August 2017. Photo by Azli Wahab | MASOC.KUALA LUMPUR—It has been a long learning curve for Philippine netball team.Embraced by local team officials as a sport where Filipinos could excel—given its resemblance to basketball—the Nationals have yet to come up with a decent showing, let alone a win here in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT “The skills set if very similar, that’s why we get players from basketball,” said Philippine netball chief Dr. Charlie Ho.But unlike in the sport where the country is considered a royalty, Philippine netball has been the runt of the litter, losing on Wednesday to Brunei (69-32).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 shutoutNational team coach Angelina Fedillaga acknowledged the tough field which the Philippines had to contend with in the meet.“It was been a worthy experience for the players and a learning curve before we play Singapore,” said Fedillaga. After placing 8th in AVC, PH aims for better finish in SEA Games LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The Philippines was to take on regional superpower Singapore Thursday night, and host Malaysia Friday. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View commentslast_img read more


Month: November 2019

first_imgThe league relived its rich history by bringing back its celebrated stars from different generations.Former FEU star Rachel Anne Daquis during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHost Far Eastern University drew the loudest cheers when the likes of volleyball standout Rachel Daquis and basketball hotshot Terrence Romeo walked down memory lane along with the school’s other greats.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“What I really miss about the UAAP is the crowd,” said Romeo in Filipino.Former Ateneo volleyball player Alyssa Valdez during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo wasn’t to be outdone with its star-studded volleyball tandem of Alyssa Valdez and Marck Espejo among its greats. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC One of University of the East’s biggest stars Robert Jaworski wasn’t able to attend but part of its contingent was Tisha Dominguez-Abundo, who led the school to a volleyball title in the late 60s.“I’m still hoping for our volleyball team to wake up from its long slumber,” said Abundo.Olympian Yan Lariba of La Salle was represented by his mother Imelda during the ceremony. Former Green Archer Renren Ritualo, the deadliest marksman during his time, was also present.Legendary basketball coach Aric del Rosario bannered University of Santo Tomas. Del Rosario built the UST dynasty that reigned from 1993 to 1996.Former UST Growling Tigers Cyrus Baguio and Dylan Ababou during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDel Rosario was joined by the likes of cagers Cyrus Baguio, one of the most exciting players to watch during his collegiate career, and Dylan Ababou, who was a vital part of the Tigers’ team that ended the school’s 10-year title drought in 2006.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president The African basketball championship: Unique and entertaining Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST03:48Passengers flock to Naia one day before ‘Undas’01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201301:37Protesters 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 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. National University had Danny Ildefonso, who went on to win a couple of PBA MVP awards and eight titles in the pros, two-time UAAP MVP Ray Parks and rising tennis star Tin Patromonio, who recently won silver in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.NU Standout Danny Ildefonso during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net“It feels good as an athlete that your hard work and passion are recognized,” said Parks.University of the Philippines flaunted senator Pia Cayetano, who was the Lady Maroons’ former captain who helped bring a volleyball title to the school in the early 80s. The Maroons also had Ronnie Magsanoc, who, along with Benjie Paras, was one of the leaders of UP’s championship run in 1986.Joe Lipa, Ronnie Magsanoc and Pia Cayetano lead former UP standouts during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net“It’s an honor and privilege to be part of the selected few. It’s also nice to meet former greats whom you followed before but just formally met now,” said Magsanoc.Adamson’s Ewon Arayi, who made her mark as a standout in women’s basketball, was also part of the gathering of stars. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The UAAP Season 80 officially opens at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe UAAP recognized its glorious past as it honored former athletes who personified the league’s theme for its 80th Season: “Go For Great.”The parade featuring the member schools’ legends across all sports was the highlight of the nostalgic opening ceremony Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


Month: November 2019

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “In order to be recognized by the IOC as a sport, the content of eSports must not infringe on the Olympic values.“A further requirement for recognition by the IOC must be the existence of an organization guaranteeing compliance with the rules and regulations of the Olympic Movement (anti-doping, betting, manipulation, etc.).” /cbb QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa In a statement, the Summit members agreed that “competitive eSports could be considered as a sporting activity, and the players involved prepare and train with an intensity which may be comparable to athletes in traditional sports”.The eSports explosion has already been widely recognized in Asia with the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, planning to include it as a medal sport for the first time in what is seen as an important step towards Olympic recognition.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“eSports are showing strong growth, especially within the youth demographic across different countries, and can provide a platform for engagement with the Olympic Movement,” added the Olympic Summit statement.However, Olympic chiefs were keen to keep enthusiasm in check. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this photo, taken on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, an esports competitor takes part in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Including competitive computer games, known as eSports, could give the Olympics a younger audience and a huge revenue boost from a rapidly growing market, but would be deeply controversial. APLAUSANNE, Switzerland — They may apparently require no more than a comfortable chair, decent knowledge of a computer screen and nimble mastery of controllers, but the International Olympic Committee insisted Saturday that eSports are indeed…sports.An Olympic Summit, under the guidance of IOC president Thomas Bach, meeting in Lausanne hailed the phenomenal growth of video games.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES View comments Mysterious plane damage while in flight rattles Oklahoma Thunder MOST READlast_img read more


Month: November 2019

first_imgLATEST STORIES “It’s like my world was turned upside down,” Abueva said in Filipino.Abueva was initially dropped from consideration by national team coach Chot Reyes after missing the first three team practices to start the year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDealing with personal matters that also affected his performance in Alaska, Abueva vowed to make up for his shortcomings and has since appeared in every practice in preparation for Gilas Pilipinas’ campaign in the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.READ: Gilas facing same old problems ahead of Australia clash Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments Calvin Abueva. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSecond chances don’t come too often.And that’s the reason why Calvin Abueva is just in cloud nine after being named as a part of the 14-man Gilas Pilipinas pool against Australia on February 22.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Abueva’s hard work was greatly appreciated by Reyes making it no surprise that he got himself back into consideration and a chance to make it to the final lineup for the duel against the Boomers at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne.“I’m just glad that I’m given this opportunity again. I accepted coach Chot’s decision before, but with this, I’m really happy,” he said. “I promise that whatever I’m showing in my game, they can expect the same, or even more.”With him back in the pool, Abueva’s only concern is whether he’d get the go-signal to switch his jersey number from 8 to his 88.“I hope they allow me to change it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img MOST READ Team LeBron tops Team Stephen in thrilling All-Star Game Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more


Month: November 2019

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano continued its ascent in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup, escaping with a 67-63 victory over St. Benilde for its second win Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Chiefs squandered a 10-point lead, 65-55, in the final 2:21 of the game as the Blazers fought back and got to as close as four, 67-63, after a Yankie Haruna layup with 27.5 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Quarters: 13-10, 36-31, 51-49, 67-63.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LATEST STORIES St. Benilde forced another turnover, Arellano’s fourth in the last two minutes, but the clock just wasn’t on its side as JJ Domingo missed two freebies with the time winding down.Despite the eyesore of a victory, coach Jerry Codiñera would rather focus on the positives as he continues his buildup for the upcoming NCAA season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Anything that will give us a positive step is always a welcome note for us and we’re embracing that,” he said. “Our turnovers were horrible, but I’ll find a way for us to improve going to the NCAA season.”Lervin Flores showed the way for the Chiefs with 16 points, nine rebounds, and six blocks, while Kraniel Villoria added five of his 14 markers in the fourth quarter, while also dishing five assists. Zach Nicholls also went 3-of-6 from beyond the arc to wound up with nine points for Arellano.The trio’s efforts made up for the silent outing of Kent Salado, who played through a mild knee injury and went scoreless in 23 minutes on the floor.Clement Leutcheu topped the Blazers (1-6) with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Emmanuel San Juan had 10 in the defeat.The Scores:ARELLANO 67 – Flores 16, Villoria 14, Nicholls 9, Enriquez 6, Meca 6, Canete 6, Taywan 5, Rivera 3, Ongolo Ongolo 1, Abanes 1, Salado 0, Concepcion 0, Aguilar 0, De Guzman 0, Padilla 0, Chavez 0, Filart 0.ST. BENILDE 63 – Leutcheu 17, San Juan 10, Pili 6, Belgica 6, Naboa 5, Haruna 4, Mercado 4, JJ Domingo 3, Dixon 3, Sta. Maria 2, Johnson 2, Velasco 1, Castor 0, Young 0, Bunyi 0.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gamescenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pacquiao’s Friday training called off View commentslast_img read more


Month: November 2019

first_imgBarroca, who also collected five rebounds, three assists and five steals, hit two free throws that made it, 80-69, with 1:34 remaining.With the win, Star swept Rain or Shine in their best-of-three series and set up a best-of-five semis duel with San Miguel Beer.“I haven’t thought of San Miguel yet. I’m still focused on Rain or Shine. But you know, it will be a very tough game against SMB. We will expect a more grinding game because of their experience,” Victolero said.“Their frontcourt combination of Fajardo, Rhodes, and Santos, plus their magnificent guards, I think we need to have that defensive scheme and proper preparations for this series.”The Beermen, who barged into the semis after knocking off the Phoenix Fuel Masters in lopsided fashion, beat the Hotshots, 103-97, in the elimination round last month.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments But Star had a different import then in Tony Mitchell and with Ratliffe in tow, Victolero feels his team will be able to matchup better against the Beermen.Duke Crews, who was saddled by foul trouble early, was the only Elasto Painter in double-digit scoring with 12 points.Rain or Shine got out-rebounded, 57-39, and had twice as many turnovers with 24 than assists. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Racela looking for consistency as FEU grabs share of Group B top spot Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netStar got going late en route to an 84-69 win over Rain or Shine and a slot in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Hotshots broke loose from a 63-deadlock with 7:59 left behind heady point guard Mark Barroca, who scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ LATEST STORIES 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “We expected a grinding game. At the start of our preparation, I told my players it’s going to be a different story in Game 2,” said Star head coach Chito Victolero. “They are more physical and Rain or Shine’s desire to win is much better.”“Their preparation against Ricardo, they did a good job all throughout the game. They were able to limit Ricardo’s touches,” Victolero added. “Credit also to coach Caloy and his coaching staff but my players never gave up. They kept on grinding and digging. We’re just positive the whole game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRain or Shine may have been able to contain Star’s import Ricardo Ratliffe, but there was no stopping the menacing big man from making an imprint in the game.Ratliffe posted a double-double with 26 points and 24 rebounds that went with five assists. He single-handedly out-rebounded Rain or Shine in the offensive glass, 9-2.last_img read more


Month: November 2019

first_imgAnother vape smoker nabbed in Lucena The season-ending conference starts on July 19 but the Beermen would likely be one of the last teams to make their debut after figuring in a best-of-seven finals, which just culminated on Sunday, with the TNT KaTropa.San Miguel won in six games as the winningest team in PBA history racked up its fifth championship in eight conferences.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I should be good the first game,” said Rosser during the Beermen’s victory party at SMC head office Wednesday night.“Right now, everything is going as scheduled. August is my date and hopefully our first game will be around that time.” Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection NCAA Season 93 Preview: With key guys out, Cardinals to bank on defense Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong 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 Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img Matt Ganuelas Rosser (far right). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMatt Ganuelas-Rosser has spent the last several months in the sidelines due to various injuries.But his agonizing wait to return could be over soon as he expects to make a comeback when San Miguel Beer plays its first game in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ The 27-year-old Rosser is currently recovering from a quad injury, which according to him, won’t require any surgery and will simply heal from rest.The third-year swingman was acquired from TNT in exchange for guard RR Garcia late April and has been raring to go since especially during the finals duel.“I wanted to play so bad. The energy that the guys brought, I just wanted to be a part of that,” he said. “I was fortunate to end up on the winning side and fortunate as well to be a part of it even though I wasn’t suited up.”The best that Rosser could do was to show his full support and take down notes while watching his teammates compete for the title.“I learned that to win a championship it takes more than skill. With these guys, they have the drive, the passion and whether we’re up or down, they’re gonna go hard no matter what and I wanted to be a part of that so bad.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more


Month: November 2019

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cavs officials downplay tension between James, Irving “Due to bad weather and suspension of classes, the NCAA games today, July 27, are cancelled,” he said in a statement. The league was supposed to hold the third leg of NCAA on Tour in San Sebastian-Cavite, where juniors and seniors games between San Sebastian and Jose Rizal University were to be played. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTropical storm Gorio has been ravaging Metro Manila leading to heavy downpour and flooding.The NCAA has yet to reschedule the said games. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes 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 Due to inclement weather, the NCAA was forced to postpone its Thursday games.NCAA management committee chair Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR of host school San Sebastian announced the news early Thursday morning.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more


Month: November 2019

first_imgTop seed Somdev Devvarman assured India at least a silver medal in the tennis competition of the Commonwealth Games by storming into the men’s singles final with a straight set win over Australia’s Matthew Ebden here today.Somdev, ranked 97th, outplayed third seed and world number 165 Ebden, 6-3 6-1 in one hour and 11 minutes in the men’s singles semifinals at the Centre Court of the R K Khanna Tennis stadium.His next opponent will also be an Australian as the other semifinal is an all-Australian affair between second seed Peter Luczak and fifth seed Greg Jones.Unlike the previous matches, the semifinal featured long rallies but Somdev had strong enough legs and stamina to outlast his opponent.Ebden was coming into this match after playing an energy-sapping three-setter against British Joshua Goodall and perhaps had not recovered from the gruelling encounter.Nevertheless, he did pose some questions for Somdev but the Indian was equipped with enough answers.The match never rose to expected highs ever since Ebden dropped his serve in the first game. The Australian slowly picked up but Somdev gradually tightened his grip over the match.The Indian broke Ebden twice in both the sets. He is also in contention in the men’s doubles and is scheduled to play semifinals with Rohan Bopanna later in the dayWith inputs from PTIlast_img read more


Month: November 2019

first_imgIf Prachi Desai is creating waves in Bollywood, Lajja Goswami, Gujarat’s woman shooter won a silver medal in the Commonwealth games. From Gautam Adani, who was ranked as the seventh richest Indian to Aditya Patel who became the first Indian to win the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup, Gujarat is going great,If Prachi Desai is creating waves in Bollywood, Lajja Goswami, Gujarat’s woman shooter won a silver medal in the Commonwealth games. From Gautam Adani, who was ranked as the seventh richest Indian to Aditya Patel who became the first Indian to win the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup, Gujarat is going great guns. This year has been the year to be for the state.While there are not many actors who have made a mark in Bollywood, Prachi Desai’s enduring roles in Rock on and Once upon a time in Mumbai have pitchforked her nationally. This dazzling diva bagged good roles and endorsements this year. She was appreciated for her performance in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai produced by Balaji Telefilms. As the brand ambassador of global skincare brand Neutrogena Deep Clean from 2009, Prachi has also been appearing in the Neutrogena commercials. Now she is all set to make an image transition. From a demure damsel to a glamour girl, she is changing it all in her upcoming movie Main Joker with Rajeev Khandelwal.Before stepping into Bollywood, Desai got her break in TV soap, Kasamh Se. The serial was a huge hit. Thereon, there was no looking back. Her future projects include Love Story, which is being directed by Anil Raj Grover. The film is expected to be released in 2011.Aditya Patel is the first Indian to win the Volkswagen Scirocoo R-cupAditya Patel, 22 Racing is his passion.Young and successful, he has already got the fame which others carve for even after years of hard work.Aditya Patel became the first Indian to win the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup. He notched up his maiden international triumph by winning the fourth race of the event at burgring this year. Aditya has inherited this talent and the passion for racing from his father Kamlesh Patel who has been participating in international motorsports since 1971. His dream is to make it even bigger than this. At 22, when most of the youngsters are chilling out with friends, Patel is busy zooming on the racing tracks.Lajja Goswami won a silver medal at the Commonwealth gamesLajja Goswami, 22This woman shooter who hails from a small distrcit in Gujarat has made a big name for herself.Lajja Goswami, a woman shooter from Gujarat along with Tejaswini Sawant did the country proud after winning the silver medal in pairs 50m rifle 3 position at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range during the Commonwealth Games.Lajja hails from Anand district of Gujarat. Her international trail includes participation in the Beijing Olympics and the world shooting championship at Munich. She shone during the National Shooting Championship at Thodupuzha where she won the gold in women’s sport rifle 3 position in the senior category with 677.7 points. She is known for setting a new national record of 578 points en route to the gold in the junior section too.Gautam AdaniGautam Adani, 47 This industrialist stepped into the business world in 1988 and then there was no looking back.In September 2010 Forbes announced Adani as the seventh richest person in India, up from 10th last year. The magazine gives his personal wealth as US $4.8 billion till 2010.Son of a textile trader, Gautam Adanis success trail began in 1988 with an export-import business started with an initial capital of about Rs 5,00,000. The group has grown rapidly by integrating commodities to their trading basket, manufacturing capabilities, infrastructure and services that could synergise for further growth. The Adani Group also established a private port at Mundra (Kutch district of Gujarat) as soon as the port and infrastructure sectors were opened up for private players in the mid 1990s and made it operational by 1998.Mundra Port is Indias largest privately owned and operated ports. Leveraging the advantage of having its own port, Adani Group has set up the largest edible oil refining facility under Adani Wilmar with fast-moving brands like Fortune Oil and is developing the largest multi-product SEZ in India at Mundra.Gautam Adani attracted front page billing in most business newspapers for clinching Rs 2,100 crore deal with an Australian company to buy that country’s single largest coal tenement. “Adani Group has grown through strategies like synergising operations. However, more than an obsession with figures, we believe in being wealth creators and are driven by the core belief that the pursuit of stakeholder value creation and contribution to enhancing social capital can be achieved simultaneously. We believe that there is no inherent contradiction between improving competitive ability and making a sincere commitment to better the society, that the uniqueness of strategy lies in conceiving such integrated business models, that, linking business purpose with a larger societal purpose serves to create a multi-dimensional organization,” says Gautam Adani.Maya DeepakMaya Deepak, 45This singing sensation of Gujarat has won many accolades. She has performed at various international events.Maya Deepak’s singing talents were recognised when she was a schoolgirl participating in competitions at her native Mehsana district. After which, she has won many accolades. Starting from the singing opportunity at the concerts in UAE and the UK to singing aarti at India Independence Day celebrations at London’s Trafalgar Square in 2007, where all other performers were residents of, she has quite a lot success to add to her kitty.In 2010, Maya Deepak went to England to perform for the 25th consecutive year. The golden jubilee proved auspicious for her as she got the rare honour of performing at The Royal Albert Hall, one of the most treasured and distinctive buildings in the UK and a prestigious arts venue recognised the world over. “It was a dream come true to perform at The Royal Albert Hall, a venue that has seen many of the worlds leading artists performing on its stage since 1871,” she says. “While many Bollywood singers, musicians and actors have performed at Albert hall, being a spiritual music concert this was unique. I feel honoured for having promoted Gujarati music in England,” quips Maya.Maya topped the merit list at the music institute in Mehsana, took an instructor’s course at Ahmedabad’s Gandharva Mahavidhyalaya and successfully auditioned for radio and TV. She won awards in light-vocal genres like Gujarati Sugam Sangeet at the state and national level competitions.Shajad Iyer, 7This child prodigy has made the state proud with his classical singing talent.He sings the difficult ragas with ease.Shadaj Iyer, seven-year-old child prodigy is creating waves in the world of classical music. His flawless singing of various ragas has taken numerous music connoisseurs by surprise.In 2010, at the Sangeet Sankalp Saptah, organised by Ahmedabads prestigious Saptak School of Music and pan India organisation Sankalp Sangeet Ahmedabad’s Iyer gave a solo, classical vocal concert during the week-long national music festival. It aims to provide a platform to young artists and some erudite artists who are more comfortable performing before a small audience of knowledgeable listeners.Among performers from around India, Shadaj was the youngest but when he began to sing Raag Bageshree the audiences were amazed. He presented a complete gayaki for 45 minutes replete with bada kayal (a meterless exploration), chota khayal (a recital usually set to teen taal) and tarana. The concert was his first performance on stage.”Shadaj’s prodigious talent in music first came to the fore when he began to play tabla at the age of two. While he continues to learn tabla from Shri Pravin Shinde at the Saptak School of Music, his talent in vocal music is a more recent phenomenon. With his father, Dr. Rajesh Iyer and his sister Madhumita Iyer, both being classical vocalists impromptu musical soirees at home were commonplace. Young Shadaj was a keen listener and showed an ability to hit the right swaras or notes,” says his proud mother Sujatha Rajesh.In June 2010, Shadaj’s formal training in vocal music began in earnest under Ustaad Shaukat Hussain Khan of the Agra-Atrauli gharana. Much to his guru’s surprise, Shadaj has been able to pick up the intricacies of the bandish in just 15 minutes.Amazed at his grasping, Ustaadji trained him for raag Bageshree ‘ which is usually not taught to beginners. Within two months, Shadaj was on stage singing the raag with the characteristic stamp of Agra gayaki ‘ Bol Baat, layakari and all other creative flourishes. “Dr. Mukesh Garg the brain behind The Sankalp Saptah movement, when he addressed the audiences after Shadaj’s performance said that this performance left him in no doubt that the future of Hindustani classical music was safe,” says Sujatha.Besides riyaaz for nearly an hour-and-half every day, Shadaj follows legends like Ustaad Faiyaaz Khan . His wishlist of raags includes complex ones like Paraj, Nat Kamod, Bahaduri Todi and Gaud Malhar. Deeply immersed in Sufi music rendered in the traditional qawali form, Shadaj has an enviable collection of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s albums.Sanjiv MehtaSanjiv Mehta, 48 After taking over the East India Company, this Mumbai-born Gujarati is set to become the next top honcho.Sanjiv Mehta has successfully taken over the East India Company. Mumbai-born Sanjiv Mehta studied finance at Sydenham College at Mumbai University. before joining the familys diamond business and launching the first mail order businesses of fine jewellery in India, with wholesale operations in the Middle East, the US and Japan. Sanjiv Mehta has also been involved with selling tea in Russia and promoting consumer products in India.The re-launch of The East India Company will eventually see its products selling in other up market stores in both Britain and the US. He is also considering selling alcoholic beverages alongside his strawberry and champagne jam.In addition to the London store which will employ 35 people and is expected to turn over Euro 6m in its first year.Vaidik Munshaw with his coach Pramesh ModiVaidik Munshaw, 18Another young sportsman, Munshaw has played at the international level. He is the only Gujarati player to reach that level.Ahmedabads Vaidik Munshaw became the first tennis player from Gujarat to be selected for a Grand Slam Event when he took part in the junior boy’s singles in the Asian team at the Australian Open in January 2010 and paired up with Chinas Chuhan Wang in the boys doubles. The young champ started playing tennis when he was seven years old. After winning the under 8-10 state championship three times and the under-12 state title twice, Vaidak has been consistently winning national titles and also won the under-14 category of the Asian Ranking Championship in April 2006. His coach Pramesh Modi, promoter of Ahmedabad’s ace Academy, says, “Vaidik is the only Gujarati Player to enjoy the top ranking in U-18 Indian Ranking. His ITF World Ranking is 68. He was honoured for his achievements by the government of Gujarat.”Homai Vyarawala, 97From the early days of Independent India to the departure of Mountbatten, she has captured it all.Born in Navsari, Vadodara-based Homai Vyarawala, 97, is the first Indian woman photo-journalist. She was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the photo division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on August 19, 2010. Homai captured the first flag-hoisting ceremony at Red Fort, the departure of Lord Mountbatten from India and the funerals of the Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more