MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Pasaol showed his might with 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead UE while Mark Olayon narrowly missed out on a triple-double finishing with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists.Rookie Juan Gomez de Liaño had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead UP while older brother Javi finished with 17 points and 11 boards. Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Mark Maloles and Alvin Pasaol exchanged back-to-back triples in a span of 18 seconds to give UE a 68-58 with 2:49 remaining in the fourth quarter.Pasaol then delivered the dagger, converting a three-point play for a 71-62 lead with 1:33 left.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 shutoutUE head coach Derrick Pumaren is aware of their position in the Final Four race and he used their first win in the UAAP as their starting point and motivation in getting to the semifinals.“Until there’s a fourth team that makes it then we still have a shot at it,” said Pumaren of their Final Four shot. “We just have to stay positive in the things that are going on. We just have to play as a team and keep playing as one unit.” UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE Red Warriors PLAY LIST 02:56UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE Red Warriors00:50Trending Articles02:57UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: UP Fighting Maroons01:37Protesters 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 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East strengthened its bid for a Final Four spot after humbling University of the Philippines, 73-64, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Red Warriors won their third game in four outings to improve to 3-7 and them on track of getting the fourth spot in the league while the Fighting Maroons slipped to a 4-6 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES NU back on track, dumps winless UST
Batangas nears playoffs, ousts Racal from playoff race
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 Saitanan topped Batangas with 19 points and six rebounds, Bautista shot 3-of-7 from threes and wound up with 18 markers, eight boards, four assists, and two steals, and Ablaza tallied a double-double in tune of his 17 points and 10 rebounds.“I’m very thankful to God for helping us sustain this game and I’m thankful to the players that even though Joseph is not with us, we were still able to respond to the challenge,” said coach Eric Gonzales.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 starsPaolo Pontejos tried to bring Racal back in the game late, cutting the deficit to as low as two, 92-90, with 31.9 seconds left, but Ablaza calmly drained two freebies to seal the win for Batangas in the clutch.It was a sorry defeat for Racal, which made the Finals last conference but will now miss the playoffs for the first time since the 2015 Foundation Cup with a 3-5 card. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pontejos drilled 26 points to lead his side in the losing effort, while Jamil Ortuoste had 10.The Scores:BATANGAS 95 – Saitanan 19, Bautista 18, Ablaza 17, De Joya 10, Isit 8, Zamora 7, Napoles 4, Ragasa 4, Dela Peña 3, Laude 2, Anderson 2, Mendoza 1, Mag-isa 0.RACAL MOTORS 90 – Pontejos 26, Ortuoste 10, Ayonayon 9, Capacio 8, Cortes 8, Tallo 7, Apreku 6, Gomez 6, Mangahas 4, Cabrera 3, Grimaldo 3, Faundo 0, Octubre 0, Lozada 0.Quarters: 21-19, 49-43, 73-69, 95-90.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Visiting Perpetual nips Mapua at home in NCAA On Tour Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jessie Saitanan. PBA IMAGESBatangas booted Racal Motors out of the playoff race and closed in on a quarterfinal seat in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup with a 95-90 triumph Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Without leading scorer Joseph Sedurifa, who has since been called up by Meralco in the PBA, the Batangueños leaned on the trio of Jessie Saitanan, Jhaps Bautista, and Cedrick Ablaza to carry the load and improve their standing to 5-3.ADVERTISEMENT
Struggling Davao gets aggressive, targets Younghusband siblings via transfer window
Philippines Football League club FC Meralco Manila will be facing stiff competition in its bid to keep stars Phil and James Younghusband in the squad as the mid-year transfer window opened this week.Two clubs, including newcomer San Miguel Davao Aguilas, have expressed interest in acquiring the Younghusband brothers, whose three-year deal with Meralco ends at the end of August.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Simone Rota, who recovered from a knee injury recently, is also reportedly beefing up the Aguilas, along with another Ceres player, Jorrel Aristorenas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments 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 PH students strike gold It will cost AguilasThe transfer won’t be easy as it looks.With the transfer window closing on August 15, two weeks before their contract ends with Meralco, the Sparks could ask for a transfer fee for the two players.“The fee could go beyond P10 million (for the Younghusband brothers),” said the source.After going winless in its first 10 games of the season, Davao, which is owned by businessman Jefferson Cheng, is undergoing a massive roster upgrade with midfielders Matthew Hartmann and Jason De Jong heading to the Mindanao club from Global Cebu and Ceres-Negros respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 “Two clubs are interested, but they are still under contract with Meralco,” said a reliable source. “What’s important to them (Younghusband brothers) is that they can continue playing at a high level.”The Younghusband brothers have been with the Sparks since 2011, winning two trophies, including the UFL Cup in 2014.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 starsA source within Meralco said the club is ready to offer Phil and James a one-year deal.But the two clubs are reportedly offering a longer deal for the Younghusband brothers. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES
#KicksStalker: Jordan’s ’98 Playoff sneakers set for return
Michael Jordan (R) of the Chicago Bulls is guarded by Jeff Hornacek of the Utah Jazz 03 June 1998 in game one of the NBA Finals at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT. AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES / AFP PHOTO / JEFF HAYNESMichael Jordan may have put this pair to rest before he won he won his sixth ring, but the Air Jordan 13 is still one of the brand’s most iconic silhouette.And the same black-red colorway His Airness wore during the 1998 Playoffs, and a few games into the 1998 Finals against the Utah Jazz, is set for another retro release.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Affectionately called “Breds” as a contraction of “black and red,” the shoe (P9,445) will be released on August 19 with Titan serving as the Philippines’ main distributor.The colorway last released on December 1, 2013—a good nine years after its second going back in 2004.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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 9-man Chelsea loses 3-2 to Burnley to open EPL title defense MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games 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
PH’s Dumaan treks rough road to gold in pencak silat
Dumaan, 21, needed to run off his excess weight for the tanding Class A 45-50 kilogram division but still had enough strength to defeat Indonesia’s Firman, 4-1, in the Southeast Asian Games final held at Bukit Kiara here.READ: Lesser-known sport gives life to struggling PH SEA Games bidFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingA newcomer in the SEA Games, the Roxas City-native was overweight by 4.4 pounds prior to the start of competition Sunday, according to pencak silat chief Princess Jacel Kiram.“He’s a very hardworking athlete with a lot of promise,” said Kiram of Dumaan, who won a bronze during the Asian Beach Games last year. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports science boosts pencak silat team Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Dumaan was discovered from the national games, according to Kiram.“But he worked his way up the national team after impressive sparring with national team members,” she added.Mastafa Fitri Masjuri of Malaysia and Muhammad Ridhwan Selamat of Singapore took the bronze medals in the division.It was the first pencak silat gold medal scored by the Philippines in the SEA Games since 2005.Before Dumaan hit paydirt, Princesslyn Enopia, Rickrod Ortega and Jefferson Rhey Loon copped the bronzes in the women’s tanking Class A, men’s tanding Class C and Class D, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Dines Dumaan of the Philippines after winning the gold medal in the men’s tanding putra class A 45-50 kg division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR —Dines Dumaan went through the wringer to give the Philippines a coveted gold in pencak silat Tuesday.And while it wasn’t enough to avert yet another failed bid by the country in the biennial meet, the gold was worth a celebration.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Almohaidib Abad and Cherry May Regalado were still in contention for golds in the men’s and women’s artistic divisions late Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments
Kalmadi thanks Delhiites and others for ‘successful’ CWG
Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Sunday thanked Delhiites and “unseen” people for their contribution in making various events successful during the grand sporting event and said “excellent” results will help spread the message of Olympics.”The citizens of Delhi have happily joined hands with Delhi Police to ensure the implementations of the Games Lane so that the athletes’ schedules are not affected by traffic.No event of this magnitude can be successful without the contribution of several people, unseen but vital,” Kalmadi said in Village News – a special daily newspaper, meant for Commonwealth Games Village residents.He said there have been some fabulous results from the velodrome and the pool.”The number of new Games records set is a testimony to the quality of competition and the field of play,” he said adding that “I am confident that such excellent results will help spread the message of Olympic sport in India.”Kalmadi said his colleagues in the Indian Olympic Association share the optimism that “we can build on the surge of interest and enthusiasm among sports fans in the country.We know we can build on this to sustain the development of many new champions.”It is pleasing to note that all competitions have been held according to schedule thus far.”The 19th Commonwealth Games being hosted by the country was marred by several controversies including corruption and filthiness in several facilities meant for athletes.Over 7,000 athletes from 71 nations are living in the Commonwealth Games Village to participate in 12-day-long sporting event scheduled to end on October 14.advertisement
Records from 1979 World Cup
Records from 1979 World CupJoel Garner is the only bowler to take a five-wicket haul in a final. He achieved the mark against England in 1979.England, who were unbeaten throughout the tournament lost to West Indies in the finals by a massive margin of 92 runs.Eight batsmen were out for a duck in the 1979 World Cup final between West Indies and England.
Positive vibes as Gilani invites Singh to Pak
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yusaf Raza Gilani batted for peace as they held wide-ranging talks on “all issues of relevance” while watching the World Cup semi-final clash between the cricketing rivals in Mohali for close to 90 minutes and during the sumptuous dinner that followed on Wednesday.In a bid to create a Mohali spirit as a follow-up to the Thimphu spirit, Gilani invited Singh to visit Islamabad. Briefing the media immediately after the dinner, foreign secretary Nirupama Rao revealed: “Gilani did extend an invitation to Singh to visit Pakistan,” but added that this would “need to be discussed and finalised through diplomatic channels”. This appeared to be Gilani’s reciprocal gesture on being invited to witness the match.Rao pointed out that such meetings by themselves were very positive steps. “Every such meeting generates extremely positive momentum.” This was the first meeting between the two PMs after the two foreign secretaries decided in February to resume the structured dialogue.”Indeed, this meeting once again reaffirmed the intention of both governments to take forward the process of dialogue.” Rao said as she described the one-day exercise.The India-Pakistan dialogue, she said, was a process to help “understand each other better”.”This is re-engagement…It’s about peace, it’s about healing wounds, it’s about reconciliation.” she said. “We have begun this year with a very positive agenda of contact and exchanges between India and Pakistan. It is a good augury for the future,” Rao added.”The goal is the normalisation of relations,” she said. The indication was that this symbolic exercise would contribute to the structured dialogue. The commerce secretaries of the two countries are to meet in Islamabad next month. The two foreign secretaries will meet in June to prepare for the foreign ministerial dialogue.advertisementAs India once again sought to reach out to Pakistan via cricket diplomacy, the two sides also focused on a revival of cricketing ties at Wednesday’s meeting. Rao said the possibility of the Indian cricket team visiting Pakistan to play their counterparts was discussed.”India was in favour of more sporting contacts, with Gilani also favouring that the Indian team should play in Pakistan,” Rao said. Cricketing ties were snapped after the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan in 2009.Yet another confidence building measure was the invitation extended by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari to the Pakistani MPs to visit India.But even as Singh laid stress on creating an atmosphere free of terror and violence for the full normalisation of ties, Gilani merely expressed similar sentiments. He failed to give a concrete assurance on addressing India’s long-standing concerns on terror As the two PMs emphasised on a cooperative strategy and approach to common challenges, the prevailing situation in West Asia figured in the meeting. Rao pointed out that both India and Pakistan had a huge diaspora in that region whose safety and security was a matter of concern for both governments.Earlier during the day, both prime ministers left the Mohali Stadium for Chandigarh after watching the game for some time.While Singh went to the Punjab Raj Bhavan, Gilani headed for Hotel Taj. Talking to a news channel in Mohali, Singh described the occasion as a “great opportunity to take the spirit of friendship forward”.Gilani, for his part, said: “I am here to watch cricket and express solidarity with the people of India.” This was Gilani’s maiden visit to India after becoming PM in 2008.
West Bengal’s new CM Mamata Banerjee has inherited a state of woes
Mamata Banerjee created history by rooting out the Left Front and becoming the first woman chief minister of West Bengal.Now that she is the CM, the time for rhetoric as a firebrand opposition leader is over.She has a long list of challenges and will have to deliver as a professional executive head of the Maa-Maati-Maanush (Mother-Land-People) government. It is well understood that the level of expectation of the people is extremely high, and Mamata will now have to keep all the populist promises. The overwhelming support of the people to the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the historic assembly election has made the task tougher for the new government.The biggest challenge which the CM will have to handle now is to bring West Bengal out of the acute financial crisis. The Left Front government has left the state exchequer with a revenue deficit of nearly Rs 2 lakh crore. Caught in the financial crisis, Mamata is now definitely worried about guaranteeing salaries and pensions for state government employees. Within hours of taking over as the CM, she held a long meeting with state finance minister Amit Mitra.Mitra has already suggested that the new government should approach New Delhi with a request for moratorium for at least three years on the interest payment on the revenue deficit. With the blessings of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, the chief minister is hopeful of finding a way to resolve the financial crisis.The second challenge for Mamata is re-establishing West Bengal as an abode of peace.advertisementWhile the Maoists are spreading their tentacles across the state, she will have to ensure that the insurgents don’t get to create any major security threat in future.The toughest challenge for her would be restraining her own party members from seeking revenge on the Left cadres. Since the election results, eight persons were killed in clashes between the CPI(M) cadres and TMC members.Fearing more clashes, Mamata has made a clarion call to her party members to refrain from all forms of badla (revenge).The new CM will also have to fulfill her promise of solving the problems in Darjeeling hills within three months. While the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha is committed to a separate state of Gorkhaland, New Delhi is not keen on further re-organisation of states. So, there is a strong possibility of trouble brewing in the Darjeeling hills in the near future.To woo support in Jangalmahal, the Maoist heartland in Bankura, Purulia and West Midnapore districts, Mamata had promised to withdraw Operation Green Hunt and grant amnesty to all political prisoners (including arrested Maoist cadres). It remains to be seen whether she will be able to prevail over New Delhi on this matter.During the election campaign, Mamata had promised to create one million government jobs within one year. With the state government reeling under a financial crisis, how can she generate additional funds to create employment avenues for the unemployed youth of the state? The new CM will face a tough challenge in overhauling the bureaucracy and the state police force.During the 34 years of Left rule, the bureaucracy and the state police were highly politicised, and everyone feared that Mamata would bring about a massive reshuffling in the government set- up. But, the CM has already made it clear that the bureaucracy and the police would be allowed to function without interference. She will also have to tame the state employees, a large section of which still owe allegiance to the Co-ordination Committee, a CPI(M)-affiliated body.With so many challenges, people are now worried whether Didi would be able perform.===The finest greeting for Mamata Banerjee came from the top of Mt. Everest. Two mountaineers from Jaypurbeel in Howrah district on Saturday reached the top of Mt. Everest.Both dedicated their success to the political change in the state.Rajib Bhattacharya, a 39-year-old trader from Howrah, was the first to reach the summit of the world’s tallest peak at around 10 am on Saturday.Around 11.45 am, another mountaineer from Howrah, Dipankar Ghosh, also reached the summit of the world’s tallest peak.Both Bhattacharjee and Ghosh were part of an international team of mountaineers, and had mobilised funds on their own as the Left Front government did not extend any financial assistance to the mountaineers to scale Mt. Everest.Madan Mitra, the new sports minister of West Bengal on Saturday congratulated both Bhattacharjee and Ghosh for successfully scaling the world’s tallest peak. “This is the biggest gift to the CM,” he said. He further said that the CM would also felicitate the two mountaineers for making West Bengal proud.advertisement===Celebrations in SingurMamata Banerjee has not forgotten the promise she had made to the farmers of Singur three years ago.Within hours of taking over as chief minister on Friday, Didi took a cabinet decision to return 400 acres of land which was forcefully acquired by the Left Front government to the farmers.She owes a lot to the farmers of Singur, as the anti-land acquisition movement had made her party popular. Her announcement resulted in a euphoria in Singur. The farmers sang and danced till Friday late evening. She also announced that Tata Motors would be allowed to set up any industry at Singur in the remaining 600 acres.The Tatas are yet to make any statement on returning the 400 acres of land to the farmers of Singur. ===Goodies for the North With challenges mounting, West Bengal’s new CM Mamata Banerjee would soon have a modern secretariat – Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) – on lines of the PMO. Claiming that development is the topmost priority, Mamata said that her CMO would plan and supervise various development works in the state.”My priority is to set up infrastructure for good governance and to speed up development work for the benefit of the people,” the new CM said.The Trinamool Congress is also committed to the setting up of a new miniature secretariat in North Bengal.Sources in the party said the secretariat for North Bengal would be set up at Siliguri, the second largest city in the state.The North Bengal secretariat will undertake planning and implementation of special development schemes in the six districts, which are comparatively backward because of the Left Front’s alleged lackadaisical attitude.So far, people in the North Bengal districts have been complaining that the state government never bothered to develop basic infrastructure in the area. Except tea, there is no major industry in North Bengal.
CWG scam: Delhi court to hear Suresh Kalmadi’s bail plea
A court in Delhi will on Thursday hear the bail petition of former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi in a corruption case related to the 2010 sporting event.The case relates to irregularities in the contract for Timing Scoring and Results (TRS) system for the CWG.The CBI named Kalmadi as the prime accused in its chargesheet on the TRS system scam. He was charged with conspiracy, forgery and under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.Kalmadi was arrested by the CBI last month in the CWG scam probe. But the former Congress leader claims he is innocent.
Delhi’s prime snapshots for the month of June 2006
Women in French Cinema2 Go for movies every Friday at the Women in French Cinema festival. At: Alliance Francaise, 5 pm and 7:30 pm. Till July 7. 3 Learn how to toss up a Japanese meal from Chef Hashimoto. At 19 Oriental Avenue, Hotel Shangri-La.Sicilian delights 4 Relish Sicilian delights,Women in French Cinema2 Go for movies every Friday at the Women in French Cinema festival. At: Alliance Francaise, 5 pm and 7:30 pm. Till July 7.3 Learn how to toss up a Japanese meal from Chef Hashimoto. At 19 Oriental Avenue, Hotel Shangri-La.Sicilian delights4 Relish Sicilian delights at Pickwicks in Claridges. Till June 11.Environment Day5 It’s Environment Day. Watch movies at British Council, 7 pm.6 Check out Kashmir Views, a show of B&W prints by late Ram Chand Mehta. At: Visual Arts Gallery. Till June 8.Soccer on giant screens9 Watch soccer on giant screens and indulge in special F&B promotions for sports freaks. At Tonic.Glass and ceramic works10 Display of glass and ceramic works. At Osho World Galleria. From June 9 onwards.12 Browse at Celebrating Daggers, a display of books and DVDs on crime fiction. At British Council, 10 am. Till July 8.Celebrating Daggers13 Last day for Indus to Gangotri, an exhibition of oils by artist K. Jagjit Singh. At Visual Arts Gallery.14 Listen to a Hindustani Classical violin recital by artiste Indradeep Ghosh. At 6:30 pm, IIC.Vegetable printed textiles15 Go for an exhibition and sale of vegetable printed textiles. At the Attic, 10 am.Burger17 Make your own burger. At Jaypee Vasant Continental. Till June 19.A Heritage of Flavours19 Savour a delicious variety of salans at A Heritage of Flavours. At ITC Maurya Sheraton. Till June 25.Darjeeling tea21 First flush of Darjeeling tea promotion. At Taj Mansingh.22 Go for a gallery show of artists like Sunil Das and Akhmal Hussain. At Dhoomimal Gallery. Till June 30.23 Enjoy a jazz and couple dance performance by Danceworx. At Talkatora Gardens, 7:15 pm.101 martinis25 Time to go on a liquid diet, try 101 martinis. At Intercontinental The Grand. Till June 31.26 Watch a 185-min screening of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute at the summer festival. At IIC, 6 pm.27 Last few days for a gallery works show by artists like Aditya Basak and Suchendra. At Gallery Espace. Till June 30.28 Let your child’s creativity flow at an enamelling workshop. At The Enamel Studio. Till June 30.Psychedelic music30 Put on your dancing shoes and rock the night away with Psychedelic music. At Elevate.advertisement
INQUIRER SPORTS Top 7 Stories of the Year: Ateneo-San Beda dominance
SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ravena was named back-to-back Finals MVP after nearly posting a triple-double in Game 1 with 21 points, 10 rebounds and nine rebounds with two steals and two blocks to boot and erupting for a career-high 38 points on 13-of-18 shooting from the field that went with six rebounds, six assists and three steals in the title-clincher.Ravena put on his cape but he couldn’t have taken Ateneo to the top alone with the likes of Matt Nieto and Angelo Kouame and the rest of the gutsy Blue Eagles making significant contributions as well.San Beda also had its heroes in Javee Mocon, Robert Bolick and Donald Tankoua.Mocon went on to win Finals MVP after casting his imposing presence on both ends of the floor. He averaged 15 points, 10.5 rebounds and three blocks in the title round.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Sure, there were adversities along the way but they were merely bumps rather than stumbling blocks that hardly had any effect on the outcome as Ateneo and San Beda remained kings of their respective leagues.The Blue Eagles repeated as UAAP champions for the second straight year while the Red Lions completed another 3-peat and won their 11th NCAA title in 13 seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefAteneo and San Beda’s title runs narrate stories of dominance and will to sustain greatness.University of the Philippine may have stolen the UAAP limelight with its Cinderella run to the championship round, but not the crown with Thirdy Ravena unleashing a finals performance for the ages. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Zubiri, Marcos cold to Senate adopting House-OKd budget01:24Group urges Senate to pass bill on liquor, vape tax hike before yearend02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Neil Etheridge left out of Azkals’ AFC Asian Cup team BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ There was no stopping the inevitable.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Gervacio, Tan cap BVR season with gold medal
Champions Bea Tan (second from left) and Dzi Gervacio (third from left) receive their prize during the awards ceremonies.Banko-Perlas 1’s Dzi Gervacio and Bea Tan pulled off a dominant 21-8, 21-18 victory over National University-Boysen’s Roma Doromal and Kly Orillaneda to claim the women’s championship of the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour December Open 2018: A Christmas Rally early this month at The Sands SM By The Bay.Air Force finally captured a men’s title as Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez bested Cignal’s Fauzi Ismail and Edmar Bonono, 21-17, 21-18.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Tiger Winx’s KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto outlasted UST-Maynilad’s Rancel Varga and Efraim Dimaculangan, 21-14, 21-12, to clinch the bronze.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Hernandez, Jorge seize doubles lead The spotlight also went to sports superstars Alyssa Valdez and Kiefer Ravena, who came from behind to defeat beach volleyball poster girl Charo Soriano and fan favorite John Vic de Guzman, 23-21, in a celebrity match whose proceeds will go to Mindanao State University-Marawi College of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation Academy.Team Idol, composed of Philippine beach volleyball legends Rhovyl Verayo, Jasper Jimenez, Jun Gallo and guest player Mike Shavrak, hurdled Team Lodi’s Ravena, De Guzman, Sue Roces and Philip Bagalay, 21-17, in another exhibition match to spice up the final day of competitions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefUndefeated in five matches, Gervacio and Tan ended the Cinderella run of Doromal and Orillaneda, who needed two do-or-die matches to make it to the final.University of Santo Tomas-Maynilad’s Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor rallied from a set down to beat Creamline’s Fille Cayetano and Kyla Atienza, 17-21, 21-12, 15-8, to bag third place, duplicating their achievement in Dumaguete City last month. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments
Terrence Romeo adds depth to history-seeking Beermen
LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The Beermen’s past four titles all revolved around the core of June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, and Chris Ross and that starting five worked were the power and talent hierarchy of the team.And Romeo’s addition to the team just put another incredible piece of talent to an already stacked lineup, and that is what the Beermen are working on as they gun for history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Terrence is doing well, he’s feeling his way around and he’s finding out how we do things around here,” said Ross during the PBA Media Day Thursday at Solaire Resort and Casino. “I like what I see from him and he’ll be great for us moving forward and whatever coach [Leo Austria] puts him in, he’s willing to take whatever role’s handed to him.”Romeo is an undeniable offensive force having won the scoring title in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte San Miguel Beermen at the 2019 PBA Media Day. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel is entering the 2019 PBA season on two fronts.First is for history, with the Beermen as they gun for an unprecedented five straight Philippine Cups, and second is they will defend their title with a new addition in Terrence Romeo.ADVERTISEMENT Lassiter, however, said that Romeo won’t be playing his usual role from when he began his PBA career and that he will be under San Miguel’s system that has reaped six of the possible 12 titles in the past four seasons.“From what I see with Terrence he’s working hard and that’s what we want to continue to work on,” said Lassiter. “Our style of play is going to be different from his previous team and we want him to fit our system as soon as possible so we can make strides and come together.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES Rafael Nadal ready to let rip remodeled serve at Australian Open Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?
India cruise to seven-wicket win in first ODI against Bangladesh
Ajinkya Rahane anchored his innings to perfection in the company of comeback man Robin Uthappa and guided India to a comfortable seven-wicket victory in a rain-truncated first ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday.India’s Parvez Rasool, second right, celebrates the wicket of Bangladesh’s Anamul Haque, left, during their first one-day International cricket match in Dhaka on June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)Chasing a target of 273 in 50 overs, India were cruising along at 100 for one in 16.4 overs when the heavens opened up leading to a nearly two-hour delay. This lead to a revised target of 150 in 26 overs courtesy of D/L method, which India achieved with seven balls to spare.The foundation was laid by Rahane, who scored 64 off 70 balls and shared a 99-run opening stand with Uthappa, who smashed a quickfire 50 off 44 balls.The delay affected the momentum and there were umpiring howlers from Bangladesh umpire Enamul Haque Moni. Ambati Rayudu (16) and Suresh Raina (15) were at the crease when the winning run was achieved.The decision that Uthappa got was a poor one as Shakib’s armer hit the bat first before hitting the pad.Nevertheless it was an impressive comeback for Uthappa in India colours after a break of six years. He seemed to carry his IPL form into international cricket, hitting three fours and as many sixes.The best shot was the one when he reached to the pitch of a flighted delivery from Shakib al Hasan to loft him effortlessly over extra cover. The other two were hit off left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak and medium pacer Ziaur Rahaman.advertisementWhile facing pacers Mashrafe Mortaza and Al-Amin, Uthappa showed full face of the bat.Rahane was also a delight to watch as he stepped out to lift Mortaza over extra cover and then pulled him towards mid-wicket for a boundary.He also used the sweep shot against Razzak.Cheteshwar Pujara (0) would consider himself unlucky as he got another howler from Moni, who adjudged him leg before off Shakib with ball hitting him on the thigh pads and clearly going above the stumps.Rahane finally completed his sixth ODI half centiry off 60 balls while Ambati Rayudu seemingly struggled against the slow bowlers before they reached home.
Clash of the Khans
Utter chaos is bound to reign if there are two separate events involving Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan respectively at the same time, in the same city and on the same day. This is precisely what happened on Sunday when Salman came out to release the first look of his upcoming film Kick and Shah Rukh celebrated Fathers’ Day in an event with a group of kids in Mumbai. Fans and the media were confused as to which event they should attend because both of them took place at the same time.Jacqueline and Salman Khan pose for the shutterbugs.The first look of the Sajid Nadiadwala- directed Kick, slated for release this Eid, brought together the film’s cast. Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui joined Salman at the event.Kick is a remake of a Telugu film of the same name.The action thriller was partially shot in Poland and will have Salman in a new bearded look.Salman, whose last release Jai Ho performed far below expectations at the box- office, seems to be in a mood to go all- out to ensure the success of Kick . At the event, he jovially danced to the music of his films along with Jacqueline.For Nawazuddin, this is his first outing in a major role in a big- budget film. The arty actor was enjoying the attention coming his way.Other guests present on the stage included composer Himesh Reshammiya and UTV honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur.Salman’s character in the film will be called Devil, which obviously attracted the audience attention. ” My character is mischievous and naughty and that’s why it is called Devil,” said Salman.advertisementShah Rukh Khan shook a leg with kids.Around the same time, Shah Rukh was dancing with little kids to celebrate Fathers’ Day at a glittering event organised by Smile Foundation. Sporting a blue bandana, Shah Rukh taught the moves of his popular Lungi dance to the young ones, who came up on stage to dance with him.Both Salman and SRK avoided queries on the Preity Zinta- Ness Wadia controversy when the media quizzed them. ” You are asking the wrong person. Only you ( media) are interested in knowing about this issue,” said Salman. Shah Rukh on the other hand called it a ” personal issue”, and maintained a distance.” It is a personal issue that has been brought up and I assume it will be dealt legally. As a friend of her, I will talk to her,” said Shah Rukh.