‘Cars won’t be stopped for document checking’

first_imgHaryana Director General of Police Manoj Yadava on Thursday said the police would not stop vehicles in Haryana for checking of documents if motorists abide by traffic and road safety rules on the roads.“Instructions have been given to all Commissioners of Police, IGP Traffic and Highways and District Superintendents of Police to stop checking for documents if a vehicle has not visibly violated any rules,” Mr. Yadava said here in a statement.However, he said that documents would be checked and subsequently challan will be issued in case any driver is found to have committed a traffic violation.“The objective of implementing this initiative is to make motorists follow traffic rules, to ensure road safety to the maximum and to curb violations on the roads,” the DGP said.“Our key purpose for routine traffic checking is to ensure that road and traffic rules are followed as well as to educate and make people aware about having a safe and secure journey. Henceforth, no unit of the district police, including the traffic department, would conduct checks solely for the purpose of ascertaining whether the driver has complete documents. Safe driving by following traffic rules would also help in preventing road accidents,” he added.Mr. Yadava said driver’s licence and vehicle registration, however, would be checked by the police for crime prevention during area sealing after heinous crimes as well as during night domination exercises.last_img read more

Road Warriors sink Batang Pier

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Aaron Fuller scored 33 points and had 20 rebounds and Juami Tiongson tossed in 14 of his career-high 21 in the fourth to power the Road Warriors to their seventh win in nine games.In the nightcap, Barangay Ginebra needed an extra five minutes to repulse Star, 105-101, for its sixth straight win.Import Justin Brownlee unloaded 33 points and hauled down 10 rebounds to pace the Gin Kings, who grabbed the solo lead at 6-1 and likewise inched closer to the next round.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 shutoutGuiao believes they are just one more triumph away from a twice-to-beat edge in the first round of the playoffs.“Being 7-2 is a good place to be at,” said Guiao. “But we need eight [wins] to make the top four and we don’t want to take chances with the quotient system.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NLEX 109 – GLOBALPORT 99NLEX 109—Fuller 33, Tiongson 21, Quinahan 18, Alas 12, Baguio 10, Mallari 8, Fonacier 4, Ighalo 3, Al-Hussaini 0, Lastimosa 0, J. Villanueva 0, Soyud 0, Taulava 0.GLOBALPORT 99—Holloway 29, Romeo 24, Anthony 15, Cortez 9, Arana 9, Guinto 6, Cardona 4, Baracael 3, Mamaril 0, Hubalde 0, Celiz 0.Quarters: 33-22, 56-54, 78-76, 109-99 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:37Protesters 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 “We have two games left against tough teams in TNT (KaTropa) and Star, and if we get lucky enough in one of those games, I think it’s safe to say that we will be in the top four.”Guiao admitted he did not expect this team to get to where it is at this point, especially after tweaking the local roster in the off-season.“They (players) just jelled well,” he said. “We made a lot of hard decisions [in trading away some veterans] and we were really preparing for next year. The chemistry has been great.”Murphey Holloway led the Batang Pier with 29 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, but GlobalPort sorely missed the 20.8-point and 6.5-rebound averages of Stanley Pringle, the other half of the team’s dreaded prolific backcourt.Pringle had to rush home to the US to attend to an emergency family matter.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Read Next At this stage in the PBA Governors’ Cup, and after all the heartaches NLEX endured in the first two conferences of the season, coach Yeng Guiao wants his Road Warriors to keep working doubly hard despite their magnificent turnaround so far.“We don’t want a tie,” Guiao said after a 109-99 victory over GlobalPort on Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum that practically gave the Road Warriors a tie for a top four spot. “We want to be sure, because if you go to the quotient system, you can never tell.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Del Rosario rules Taiwan Royal Open, banks P2M Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View commentslast_img read more

NCAA bans Bolick, 3 others for fracas

first_imgTrump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH01:37Protesters 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 Young went for a takedown that brought Bolick to the floor, igniting a series of ejections that saw Bolick and Doliguez get thrown out with 2:28 remaining in the game.Fernandez, meanwhile, was suspended for his second infraction of “disrespecting game officials.”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 shutoutBolick was also given a warning by NCAA commissioner Bai Cristobal for the aforementioned offense.The suspension took Bolick out of the running for any individual award including the Most Valuable Player plum. Bolick is currently sixth in the MVP race. —BONG LOZADA, Inquirer.net E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary PGT Asia 2nd leg begins at Splendido Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe NCAA on Wednesday imposed one-game suspensions on San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez, Red Lions Robert Bolick and Clint Doliguez, and College of St. Benilde wingman Carlo Young.The three players were involved in an in-game scuffle late in the Red Lions’ 72-58 win on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

NBA: Leonard’s rehab going slower than Parker’s, coach Popovich says

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Tony Parker, of France, congratulate Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) after his go-ahead 3-point basket with less than 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, March 6, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 112-110.  AP/Darren AbateThe San Antonio Spurs have managed a strong start to the 2017-2018 NBA season so far, notching a 6-4 record despite the absence of cornerstones Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker due to injuries.Parker appeared to have suffered the more serious setback, rupturing his quadriceps tendon during the playoffs last season, while Leonard is currently nursing a badly sprained ankle from the post-season as well.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Folayang banking on experience against Nguyen: ‘I have been fighting for a long time’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:15DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region01:37Protesters 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 However, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich revealed that the speedy point guard is most likely to return to the hardwood earlier than the lanky superstar.“He’s just coming along more slowly, for whatever reason,” the three-time NBA Coach of the Year described Leonard’s rehab process to San Antonio Express-News’ Tom Orsborn.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“It’s just been more difficult for him to get through the rehab routine. His body hasn’t reacted the same way.”“Pop” also asked fans to be a tad more patient, as both players are striving to get back on the court and are on the right track back to being fully healthy. Read Next “Tony is at the point where he has been going five-on-five and that sort of thing. He’s not totally confident. It will be a few more weeks,” he said.  “But he’s definitely going in the right direction, and so is Kawhi. It’s just been taking a little bit longer,” he said.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

ONE: Askren retires undefeated, destroys Aoki in 57 seconds

first_imgUSA’s Ben Askren throws a ground and pound against Japan’s Shinya Aoki. INQURER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonSINGAPORE—Ben Askren’s retirement fight didn’t last long.57 seconds to be exact.ADVERTISEMENT READ: ONE: Aoki ‘really good’ opponent for Askren’s swan songAskren wasted no time pummeling Shinya Aoki, one of Asia’s best mixed martial artists, with heavy blows that prompted the referee to immediately stop the main event of the ONE: Immortal Pursuit at Singapore Indoor Stadium here.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 American fighter is walking away from the cage with 18 wins sans a loss and the reputation of being one of the best fighters in the welterweight division.READ ONE: Iniong’s win streak ends with UD loss to Yamaguchi  View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:50Trending Articles02:03MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight week01:47Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice “I think this is it. If I get the opportunity to prove I’m number one, then I’ll take the opportunity. I don’t need any more money. I just want to show the fans that I’m the best welterweight in the world. Other than that, I’m out,” said Askren.Aoki, meanwhile, continued his slide with back-to-back TKO losses in a span of the year which started with his stunning setback to Eduard Folayang last year at the same venue.READ: Worth the wait: Folayang cops ONE lightweight title, stops AokiThe Japenese mixed martial arts legends just didn’t match up against the seemingly bigger Askren, who picked him up and easily threw him to the mat before finishing him off with ground and pound.Meanwhile, the Singaporean bets completed a sweep of their assignments to the delight of the big hometown crowd.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers to handle personal matter Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Singapore’s May Ooi gestures after defeating Cambodia’s Vy Srey Khouch in the first round via submission. INQURER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonMay Ooi and Tiffany Teo came out with impressive submissions victories while Amir Khan pulled off a dominant unanimous decision in the co-main event against veteran Adrian Pang.Ooi submitted Camboda’s Vy Srey Khouch with a rear naked choke 3:58 in the first round while Teo made quick work of India’s Puja Tomar with a finishing armbar with 53 seconds left in the opening period.Meanwhile, two Filipino bets in the action-packed card failed to bring home a victory.READ: ONE: PH’s Corminal loses by submission to LepontGina Iniong lost to ONE Atomweight title contender Mei Yamaguchi via unanimous decision in her second fight in the promotion this month.Malaysia-based Richard Corminal, meanwhile, yielded to the returning Frenchman Arnaud LePont, who finished him off with a triangle choke at the 3:16 mark of the opener. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next MOST READlast_img read more

Compton downplays coaching duel with Alas: ‘I did not outcoach him’

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Aces virtually ended the game as early as the halftime break when they led the Fuel Masters 48-24.READ: Alaska continues streak, decimates PhoenixAlaska built the foundation across the first two quarters when it went on a 21-4 run for a 34-14 lead off a Nonoy Baclao jumper.Alas, who was flattered with Compton’s statements, said the Aces did a better job than what the Fuel Masters were able to muster.“How nice of coach Alex to say that,” said Alas whose team slipped to 3-4. “They really outplayed us.”ADVERTISEMENT Letran gets support from San Miguel Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting READ: Alas can’t hide dismay after Phoenix blowout loss to former teamThe Aces ran circles around the Fuel Masters, outscoring the latter 27-9 in fastbreak points and holding down Phoenix to a dismal 30-of-90 shooting.“There are things in life that just work out,” said Compton. “We have a healthy bunch of guys that had a good game against his team.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ View comments Compton eventually became the head coach of the Aces in 2014 and tapped Alas as his head assistant.READ: Alaska whips Phoenix fiveFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOn Wednesday, he had his first win over his former mentor as Alaska ransacked Alas’ Phoenix, 93-75, but Compton won’t say that he outsmarted his former coach.“I did not for one second outcoach him,” said Compton as his Aces improved to 5-2 at Mall of Asia Arena. “I’ve learned a lot from him, and as friends I hope that I continue to learn from him. This is just a game where our guys played really well.” Read Next LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlex Compton and Louie Alas have shared history way before they held the coaching partnership at Alaska.Before Compton dabbled in coaching, he was playing under Alas in the now defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association with the Manila Metrostars.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Irving’s 42, LeBron’s 34 push Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ With Cleveland in jeopardy of dropping its second game in a row after James followed an 11-point Game 3 by picking up four first-half fouls, Irving put on a breathtaking one-man show in the third quarter.Freezing Boston defenders with his dribble and driving to the basket whenever he wanted, Irving made six layups, two 3-pointers and a free throw in a dizzying span of 4:48. He capped his blistering 19-point outburst with a 3 in the final second of the quarter and celebrated at mid-court by pretending to put two pistols back in his holster.When the horn sounded, Cleveland’s players poured off the bench to greet him. They had to be careful not to knock him off his feet after Irving had put a scare through the frenzied Quicken Loans Arena crowd moments earlier when he stepped on the foot of Boston’s Terry Rozier.Irving stayed on the floor for several seconds before sitting up and re-tying his left sneaker.Nothing was keeping him out.ADVERTISEMENT Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against the Boston Celtics in the second half during Game Four of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 23, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND— Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an almost inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 112-99 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila) in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.Irving stayed on the floor despite rolling his left ankle in the third quarter, when he scored 19 in less than five minutes, and James shook off early foul trouble as the Cavs opened a 3-1 lead in the series.ADVERTISEMENT South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Cavaliers: Irving scored 41 in Game 5 of last year’s Finals. … J.R. Smith and his wife, Jewel, brought their daughter home after more than five months in the hospital following her premature birth. Smith posted photos on his Instagram account of the couple leaving Hillcrest Hospital with their baby in a stroller. “We Walked In Together We Walked Out Together!!” Smith wrote. … Deron Williams played 18 minutes after sustaining a shoulder “stinger” in Game 3.UP NEXTThe Celtics lost Game 2 at home by 44 and the first two games of the series by a combined 57.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Love added 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Cavs, now 11-1 in the postseason.Avery Bradley scored 19 and Jae Crowder 18 for Boston.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue chuckled before the game when he was asked if he planned to say anything to James following his sub-standard performance in Game 3.“No message,” Lue said. “Just come out, be aggressive, in attack mode like he has been over the last four or five months. Nothing has changed.”Lue should have warned James to be careful, too, as the superstar picked up four fouls and spent the final 6:46 watching from the bench, unable to help his team.But beyond James’ foul trouble, the Cavs were having other issues as the Celtics outplayed them at both ends while opening a 16-point lead.Irving kept Cleveland within striking distance while James was out by scoring 12 points over the final 5:11 of the second quarter.And in the third quarter, the All-Star guard had James’ back again, keeping the Cavs on their collision course with the Warriors.TIP-INSCeltics: Thomas spoke to coach Brad Stevens and told him that he has visited one hip specialist and plans to see more before it’s decided if he needs surgery. Thomas initially injured his hip in March and played the final two months of the regular season before aggravating it during the playoffs. … Stevens started Kelly Olynyk, who had 15 points. … Before the playoffs began, the Celtics were 22-5 at home since Jan. 1. They’re 5-4 in the postseason so far. LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO The defending NBA champions can wrap up their third straight conference title — and a “three-match” against the Warriors — with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night (Friday, Manila) in Boston.But if Games 3 and 4 are any indication, it won’t be easy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingFighting to keep their season alive, the Celtics aren’t giving an inch despite playing without All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas, who may need surgery on a hip injury.The Cavs, meanwhile, wouldn’t be on the cusp of the Finals without Irving. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Offense is key this time Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

WATCH: Kickboxer assaulted by fans after controversial KO win

first_img1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ Grigorian appeared to be asking for a timeout and inexplicably turned his back on his opponent and walked towards his corner.The referee, however, did not see why the fight had to be stopped and Groenhart capitalized by landing a right hand which knocked Grigorian out cold.Groenhart celebrated his victory by raising his hands in the air, when he was attacked by two hulking men from the audience.The angered fans were believed to be agitated by Groenhart’s “cheap shot”, but ring side analyst Todd Grisham said the blow was completely legal.He also shared the video on his Twitter page, which showed the moment one of the attackers came flying in out of nowhere.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As seen in the Instagram video uploaded by ESPN, the two combatants were exchanging strikes in the center of the ring, when Groenhart connected with a flying knee. LaVar Ball on why son Lonzo is perfect for Lakers: ‘They really don’t have a leader’ What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 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 Fighters are often cautioned by referees to “defend yourselves at all times,” and this viral clip certainly explains why.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChaos erupted at a Glory kickboxing event in Paris over the weekend, when fans stormed the ring and viciously attacked kickboxer Murthel “The Predator” Groenhart after his welterweight bout against Harut Grigorian.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES One of the craziest things I’ve ever seen at a fight. pic.twitter.com/ijAdtuF1NL— Todd Grisham (@GrishamMMA) June 10, 2017According to Yahoo News, Groenhart believed he suffered a broken jaw from the unwarranted attack. Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:WATCH: MMA fighter gets slapped by mom after losing fight Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View commentslast_img read more

Pacquiao fight in Dubai looms

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. According to a Team Pacquiao insider, the senator has given the go-signal for representatives of a group based in the United Arab Emirates to proceed with the promotion involving him and a boxer of his choice.The Inquirer source said Pacquiao advisers would be going to Dubai next week to discuss details of the fight card with the UAE organizers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWith his November rematch against Australian conqueror Jeff Horn in Brisbane shelved and a proposed local fight in December unlikely to gain ground, Pacquiao may opt to have a bout in UAE instead.Mentioned as possible opponent for Pacquiao in Dubai is Amir Khan. —ROY LUARCA Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans 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 LATEST STORIES Newcomer Pradera leaves PAL field gasping 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 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges MOST READ View comments There’s a possibility that Manny Pacquiao will fight before the year ends. And, if ever, it’s not going to be in Manila, but in Dubai.ADVERTISEMENT No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavorslast_img read more

Review: Volvo S60

first_imgVolvo has done the unthinkable. The Swedish automaker has upped the ante in the uber cool department by adding the much needed ‘oomph’ factor in the new S60 T6. The 2011 S60 T6 claims to be “naughty” and, going by the tagline, it is not just a tease. With 304 bhp, the S60 is responsive and downright quick. Combined with a turbocharger for additional performance, the 3-litre unit is loaded with urge. Maximum torque of 440 Nm kicks in from just 2000 rpm, so acceleration is brisk, with abundant power remaining on tap throughout the rev range.Another benefit of the turbocharged engine is that it doesn’t lose power at higher elevations, where naturally-aspirated engines easily run out of breath. In some ways the torque masks the less impressive six-speed transmission, which is often too eager to change into higher gears. The only error or omission we felt was that the sportiest Volvo ever made deserved paddle shifts. There’s a charismatic whirr under hard acceleration, but otherwise the engine is refined and quiet. The engine never protests even when you’re all the way up to its 6000 rpm redline. The S60 is not as sharp as its German counterparts as the steering still lacks quick response that lets you feel the road through your fingertips. Even though the wheel is a tad heavy it won’t dissuade you from trying to push the car to go where no Volvo has ever dreamt of before.The ride quality of the S60 is superb. Even with 18-inch runflats, the S60 does not crash into potholes ensuring it isn’t a tear-jerking experience. A hint of firmness, slight bouncing and jiggling is felt but the trade-off is a more surefooted feel at speed. Another plus is that the cabin is completely isolated from road and wind noise. Volvo’s latest pedestrian safety technology is a first in the S60. The “Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake” uses radar and a camera to spot pedestrians in the path of the car. At up to 35 kmph, the system will stop the car if it is about to hit a person. Frankly speaking, one has to get used to it for the car suddenly braking itself can be scary.At the end of the day, “stylish”, “modern” and “appealing” are the words that come to the mind when describing the all-wheel-drive S60. Its 3-litre engine produces the kind of torque that gives it surprisingly brisk acceleration while peak output is more than enough to pitch it against the sportiest of sedans and come out on top. Seating comfort is exceptional up front, thanks to Volvo’s orthopaedically correct seat design. The S60 holds appeal for those who take a shine to its trendy design and want an entry level luxury sedan with power aplenty, comfortable ride and tidy handling too. Not to forget state-of-the-art safety.Engine: 2953 ccMax power: 304 bhp@5600 rpmMax torque: 440 Nm@2000 rpmGearbox: 6-speed autoWheelbase (mm): 2776LxWxH (mm): 4628 x 2097 x 2776Top Speed: 250 kmph0-100 kmph: 6.1secPrice: Rs. 34 Lakh, ex-showroom, DelhiRating: ****Tour reportThe Volvo S60 has a 380-litre boot, which, though not the largest, will suffice for cargo space requirements of most people. The fact that the rear seats can be folded down in a 60:40 split ratio ensures that the boot can be used flexibly. The car should make for a decent vehicle to tour in, courtesy its comfortable seats, ride quality and powerful engine.Close upThe S60’s 3-litre engine develops a very healthy 440 Nm of peak torque at a low 2000 rpm, which makes it very driveable. The peak power output is a whopping 304 bhp.The S60 is made of fine materials and the plushness can be felt throughout the cabin. The controls also feel crisp and nice to operate, while ergonomics are top notch with every button, lever or switch falling into hand almost intuitively.A coupe-like roofline, aggressive haunches and stylistically treated cornering headlamps and bonnet up the good looks quotient of the Swedish sedan.A low loading lip height makes it easy to access the boot. Both rear seats fold down and there’s a separate ski pass-through as well for accessing the boot from inside the car.TVS Apache 180 ABSResearch shows that majority of motorcycle accidents happens when braking goes wrong. It can happen while avoiding an obstacle or when riding over poor roads or even changing road conditions like slippery roads thanks to the first drizzle or an oil spill. But, if you ride motorcycles, you probably know it already because, like me, you must have had numerous heart-stopping moments and a few crashes as well. The new TVS Apache 180 ABS now comes with a cure for this: ABS or Anti-Lock Braking System. Just like in cars, the system offers better control, especially in low grip conditions. Of course, we already have ABS on bikes in India, but those are all imports, and unquestionably, very expensive. So, the Apache not only becomes the first Indian-made motorcycle to sport one, but also the first one in the world for motorcycles under 200 cc. But, we are mainly excited because, ABS can actually allow you to ride faster, on both road and track. The ideal way to brake for a corner, you’d agree, is to get on the brakes hard initially and then get progressively lighter, making the bike stable at turn-in and through a corner. We start braking gingerly to get a feel of the road (to avoid lock-ups and skidding), then begin braking hard and end up slower, unsure, and twitchy.With the new Apache, no matter what, you can simply grab the brake lever really hard, feel the ABS working through the pulsating lever and then modulate it depending on how fast you want to enter the corner. Soon one tends to feel comfortable with hard braking and the control alongside that it becomes impossible to ride slowly! I seriously recommend that all should have a go at it because the benefits of ABS truly need to be felt to be believed. Price: Rs. 78,800 ex-showroom, Delhi.–Vikrant Singhadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Wrangling in Congress, govt points to state of disarray

first_imgFor the past year or so, observers have been remarking on just how dysfunctional the United Progressive Alliance government has become. It has been hit by a succession of corruption charges and, more recently, its supreme leader, Sonia Gandhi, has gone through a serious illness.As a result, all that it has been able to do is to undertake fire-fighting operations where, to the consternation of their well wishers, they have actually ended up adding fuel to the fire, as in the case of the handling of the Anna Hazare and Swami Ramdev incidents.But of late, there is something more distressing happening- an unrestrained free for all among senior party functionaries and government ministers.The most serious “war”, that between P Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee, can only be detected in its undercurrents. There is the matter of the note on the former’s failure to stop the 2G licence sale in January 2008 which is in the news these days.Earlier, there was the curious episode of the discovery of some adhesive substance which may have held listening devices and the letter of protest sent, not to the Home Ministry, which may have known something about the issue, but to the Prime Minister.On Friday Congress party general secretary Digvijay Singh made an extensive critique of the country’s handling of its internal security challenges, wondering, tongue in cheek perhaps, as to who was in- charge of the country’s internal security system.There are a host of smaller public spats- Jairam Ramesh questioning the Montek Singh Ahluwalia- led Planning Commission’s definition of poverty, Mani Shankar Aiyar picking quarrels with Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken and Mr Ahluwalia and Salman Khurshid taking issue over the minority status of Jamia Millia with Kapil Sibal.advertisementlast_img read more

London Olympics: Indian wrestlers Amit Kumar, Narsingh Yadav out

first_imgYoung Indian wrestler Amit Kumar was done in by bad luck as he was at the receiving end in repachage from Bulgarian Radoslav Marinov Velikov in the 55kg category at the London Olympics on Friday.After losing his quarter-final to a strong Georgian Vladimer Khinchegashvili, Amit Kumar was kept waiting. However, as the Georgian won, Amit got a fresh lease of life.Earlier, 19-year-old Amit had defeated Iran’s in the pre-quarterfinals.The repachage bout was much awaited as it was being held in an action packed evening in between the semi-finals.Amit versus Radoslav had all the trappings of a thriller as both the grapplers were not in a mood to give up.However, as luck would have it, Amit did not enjoy a good time at the end of each round. As per the rules, at the end of each round if neither wrestler has scored a point, then the referee does a small lottery as to which person gets a chance to do a “clinch.”In clinch, the wrestler gets the chance to go on the offensive. And in two successive rounds, despite fans egging on Amit at the Excel centre, he lost the “clinch” to Radoslav. And as a result it left Amit out of the competition.”I am overall happy with my performance. Earlier wrestlers used to lose in the first round and now in repachage I have fought with seasoned wrestlers” said Amit later.Disastrous campaign for Narisngh Yadav Earlier in the day, in the 74kg weight category, Narisngh Pancham Yadav’s campaign turned out to be a disastrous one as he lost in the first round to Mattthew Judah Gentry of Canada.advertisementIf Narsingh was hoping his opponent would progress to the final so that he could get a chance for the repechage, which is like an elimination, he had no such luck.Earlier on, Amit was simply not good enough for the Georgian opponent Vladimer Khinchegashvili. Vladimer won the first match 4-0, despite some doubts over the referee’s decision.The Indian did get a “clinch” in the first round but could not make use of it.In the second round, Amit tried hard but was done in by a stronger opponent.All eyes will now be on Yogeshwar Dutt in the 60kg category and Sushil on Sunday.These are the last chances for India to win another medal at the London Olympics.last_img read more

Mediocrity as a raging epidemic

first_imgThe dictionary describes mediocrity as a low degree of merit, an unresponsive attitude imbued with a general apathy, a middle state of existence.To say that we live in a time of mediocrity is to give mediocrity a bad name. We aspire to very little, we are satisfied with nothing, and we live without expectation. Part of the decline stems from the daily dose of political rot meted out by the media, the incessant air waves and sound bytes of mediocre men who control and charge the atmosphere with daily venom.And they are everywhere. Replacing genuine heroes like Gandhi, Tagore and Einstein, they rush in and out of the television frame, people with 10 minutes of fame, casting aspersions on each other, men and women with rasping opinions but no vision, spewing volumes of self-righteous indignation.The daily face of the politician, the cricketer, the bureaucrat, the journalist, the film hero and the Godman- those interchangeable personalities of India.The movie star’s opinion on trade, the minister’s opinion on art, the journalist’s view of nuclear energy, the cricketer on corruption, the bureaucrat’s participation in the Literary Festival, all contaminate daily life to a point of distraction and diversion.Public domainA minister for agriculture controls a private cricketing body; a cricketer joins the Rajya Sabha; a Communist party leader writes a regular newspaper column; a film actress wins elections in Rajasthan, a convict in Uttar Pradesh. Substitutions can be made between politics, sport, religion, film, smuggling.In the relentless public view of the power game, the nation’s daily debates take place from uncertain, immoderate positions. Everyone must have a say; everyone must disagree; everyone must express their belief in public forums.advertisementEveryone must be known for their volubility, their public presence, their hits on Facebook, the number of followers on Twitter, the number of disciples at a public fast, the number of cars in the garage.Amorphous and always deliberately vague, visibility imparts a renewed sense of purpose. Even in their most private moments, the TV cameras must be on.Public service means continual public consumption; the strange sight of agitated men, shunting in and out of cars with blinking red lights, between Parliament house and jail, between hotel conference and airport, descending from the sky to inspect a flood.The hollow faith of position, status and national enterprise moulded into a daily and charged practice.Without responsibility or achievement, the mere act of maintaining position becomes responsibility, even achievement.It rankles first with the lack of political idealism, bordering on polemical confusion.The Communists still call each other Comrade and their meeting, a Politbureau, but are the first to propound theories of private investment as progress.NGOs bask in a halo of goodness, keeping up the theme of Gandhian austerity, all the while keeping a hand firmly in the deep pockets of their foreign benefactors.Economists reel under the pressure of urgency for poverty line solutions, but must make time for the summit at Davos. The Godman speaks less of God than of more pressing mortal things like corruption, and if elected, to find a cure for black money through the rigorous practice of yoga.Corruption Pampered by idleness and inaction, on air and in the press, in country maidans and at India Gate, emotions run high- a convenient substitute for decisions.But they are relentless in their plunder.One hundred thousand crore, three lakh thousand crore, the figures are meaningless.In the far reaches of burnt out cities, at the edge of treeless forests, bloated bodies come up for air, gratifying their appetites in lust and treasure- a little rape here, a bauxite mine there.But they must daily pamper their dead weight with a high diet, squeezing their servers with gold-studded fingers, and letting others bend to their immodesty.Their true ideals- of uncontrolled prejudice and savage division- are a new form of life’s inspiration.Change Even the false ambitions of the young, the verbal fluency of the intellectuals, and the oscillating conviction of the politicians leave little but a gnawing incompleteness- as if the scale of ordinary life can only be viewed in a flash of personal viewpoints.It is rhetoric of mindless populism, where everything hinges on the economy, material output, rising aspiration, leaving a maladjusted social system, and a people unlinked to any collective desire for change.In the bleached atmosphere of the new century, it is hard to tell apart the ridiculous from the sublime, falsehood from utter falsehood.When the believers are themselves on sale, the equation hardly matters.advertisementMost people, most cultures, that live in hope, do so only because they expect life to change, and for the better. When people begin to believe that change is impossible, when even the floundering has ceased, there is little but terminal decline.The only hope for the future that fills the heart with any optimism is the quick passing of the present, and its replacement with a successor that owes nothing to the present. Something good is bound to rise from the ashes. Far away there are daily rumblings of a coming transformation.In small town, in village, a minor prophet with gentler intentions is on the rise. Living the new ideal on tamped earth, a faint hint of hope, still faint, but ready to remake the world.In an era marked by mediocre men, and a complete absence of applied ideas, is it a wonder that the old profession of leadership flounders for lack of applicants?It was Choudhary Charan Singh who said that the leader of a country of 600 million farmers should himself be a farmer. The Indian leader today is merely a repeat image of the mass he represents. He is just one of us.last_img read more

Mavericks guard JJ Barea has season-ending Achilles tear

first_imgOKC Thunder to retire Nick Collison’s No. 4 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 He signed a four-year, $17 million contract with the Timberwolves after winning the title with the Mavericks. Barea returned to Dallas after agreeing to a buyout of the final year of the deal with Minnesota. He’s in the final season of a four-year contract with the Mavericks. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ The 34-year-old Barea was averaging 10.9 points and a team-high 5.6 assists as a key part of the second unit for Dallas. The injury is likely to mean a significant increase in playing time for rookie Jalen Brunson, a two-time NCAA champion at Villanova and second-round draft pick.Barea is in his second stint with the Mavericks after being a catalyst for Dallas’ rally from a 2-1 deficit in the 2011 NBA Finals against Miami. The Mavericks won the franchise’s only title in six games.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 starsBoosted by a sensational rookie season so far from third overall pick Luka Doncic, the Mavericks are seeking a return to the playoffs after falling out of the race early and finishing near the bottom of the Western Conference the past two seasons.Losing the trusty veteran presence of Barea won’t help. He was a big part of what made Dallas deeper than it has been in several years, with his pick-and-roll ability and playmaking in the lane helping the offense’s efficiency. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Barea was technically the backup to starting point guard Dennis Smith Jr., although the 21-year-old in his second season has missed 14 games, mostly with a right wrist sprain.Smith’s absence has made the versatile 19-year-old Doncic the starter at the point. Once Smith is healthy, Barea’s injury could increase his presence in the rotation.There’s no question Brunson will get more opportunities after his role has varied widely through the first half of the season. While he has spent most of the season in the rotation, he’s had stretches where he played sparingly or not at all.After Barea’s injury, Brunson hit a big 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter against the Timberwolves before Doncic scored seven straight Dallas points, the last on a 3 that put the Mavericks ahead for good with 23 seconds left.The injury to Barea came against the only other team for which the native of Puerto Rico has played.ADVERTISEMENT Dallas Mavericks’ J.J. Barea, right, prepares to lay up as Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jeff Teague defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)The Dallas Mavericks have lost an important piece in their push for a return to respectability with guard J.J. Barea’s season-ending Achilles injury.Barea tore his right Achilles tendon in the fourth quarter of a 119-115 victory at Minnesota on Friday night. The team said Saturday that Barea was weighing his options for surgery.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

For cultivating Alaska culture, Uytengsu gets lifetime achievement award

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games hosting to serve as basis for Asiad bid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion During the 1994 to 1998 seasons, the franchise claimed eight out of the 16 conference titles at stake.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Class act, winning tradition. We, not me.A mere mention of those words and the Alaska franchise comes to mind, qualities with which the Aces have thrived on in their 33-year stint in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening And certainly, it’s a reflection on the way team owner Wilfred S. Uytengsu handled the ballclub through the years which saw it won a total of 14 championships—tied for second most in the league—highlighted by a Grand Slam in 1996.As the PBA Press Corps celebrates the silver anniversary of its yearly Awards Night, Uytengsu will be recognized for what he has done for his franchise.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 starsThe Alaska Milk executive is going to be the recipient of a first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the group of men and women that regularly covers the PBA beat.In a 25-year span since the PBAPC first staged the affair in 1993, the Aces bagged 13 championships, with Uytengsu as the single influential force behind the organization. MOST READlast_img read more