Monaco join Kessie chase

first_imgMonaco are the latest club thought to be interested in Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, after Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kessie was continually linked with a departure in the summer, however Milan priced many clubs out of buying the Ivorian. Since then, his performances have dipped, and recent actions haven’t gone down well with the Milan hierarchy. Kessie showed up late to training ahead of the game against Juventus was dropped out of the squad entirely. Now Milan, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, are willing to listen to offers in the region of €25m. Wolves hold long interest in Kessie, and tried to buy him last summer. It has now emerged that French side Monaco are also in the running. Kessie signed for Milan from Atalanta for €28m two summers ago. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Chiesa ‘rejects Fiorentina renewal’

first_imgItaly international Federico Chiesa has reportedly rejected the offer of a new contract from Fiorentina. Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolò Schira claims Chiesa has declined the chance of a renewal at the Artemio Franchi, sparking new life into rumours of a move away. Schira explains how President Rocco Commisso was prepared to offer the 22-year-old a salary worth €4m plus bonuses and tie him down to a new deal until 2024. Chiesa, who scored his first goal for Italy during the last international break, is currently contracted to Fiorentina until June 2022. However, the Viola are struggling to compete for a top-six place, despite Commisso’s takeover, and the winger was dropped for being in “not good shape physically or mentally” during the 1-0 defeat to Verona. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Dilshan asked Randiv to bowl no ball to Sehwag: Reports

first_imgTilakaratne Dilshan had reportedly asked Suraj Randiv to bowl a no ball to deny Indian opener Virender Sehwag a century in the third ODI on Monday, Sri Lankan media has reported. Even as Randiv draws flak from all quarters and reports of captain Kumar Sangakkara being suspended do the rounds, the Lankan media on Wednesday reported that it was Dilshan who actually provoked Randiv. Sources told Headlines Today that Dilshan, who was fielding at cover point, shouted in Sinhalese asking Randiv to deliver the no ball. Dilshan said: “Oney nam, no ball ekak danna puluwan” which means “if you want, you can bowl a no ball”. Strangely, no other Sri Lankan cricketer on the field reacted to Dilshan’s advice to Randiv. Sangakkara at the post-match press conference had in fact indicated that someone might have asked Randiv to bowl a no ball. Interestingly, Dilshan and Sehwag are team-mates in Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Delhi team, Delhi Daredevils. Sehwah was batting at 99 and India needed only 1 run to win the tie when Randiv alleged bowled a deliberate no ball. Though Sehwag hit a six on this last delivery of the match, it wasn’t considered according to the ICC rules as India had already won the match with an extra run.last_img read more

Try these places

first_imgHeading out of the city? Then try these places. PuneChef Cheeru and Praful ChandavarkarMalaka SpiceWalk in to Malaka Spice, Pune’s first standalone Pan-Asian restaurant, which dishes out cuisine from the far east countries. The stylish yet cosy restaurant doubles up as an art gallery for upcoming artists. It also has,Heading out of the city? Then try these places.PuneChef Cheeru and Praful ChandavarkarMalaka SpiceWalk in to Malaka Spice, Pune’s first standalone Pan-Asian restaurant, which dishes out cuisine from the far east countries. The stylish yet cosy restaurant doubles up as an art gallery for upcoming artists. It also has a store that sells T-shirts, lamps and bric-a-brac. Meal for two: Rs 2,000 inclusive of taxes.Where: Lane 5, Koregaon Park.Tel: 09823064050.Owner Damayanti Raje Bhosale at AraliyaAraliyaThe store has more than 50 designers on board offering styles for various occasions and prices. Located at Koregaon Park, Araliya also hosts art exhibitions, music launches, wine soirees and soon plans to start poetry reading sessions. Cost: Leggings for Rs 4,500, top with mythological motifs for Rs 5,500 and mesh earrings for Rs 1,400.Where: Lane No 5, Koregaon Park.Tel: 020-65007535.BangaloreAuthor AnitaNair, musician Stanley Pinto with chef Abhijit Saha at CaperberryCaperberryPick any spot and get comfortable at Caperberry. The cosy restaurant serves modern European cuisine. During lunch besides a la carte options Caperberry serves three course executive meals comprising salads, soups and desserts. Meal for two: Rs 1,000 plus taxes.Where: 48/1, Ground Floor, The Estate, 121, Dickenson Road, Bangalore -560042.Tel: 080-25594567; www.caperberry.in Radhika Poddar at CinnamonCinnamonGo to Cinnamon to witness a slice of India. The store owned by Radhika Poddar houses handwoven saris, home decor products and contemporary jewellery. Don’t miss reversible silk saris from Varanasi, scented candles from Kerala and bidri work (a specialised metal handcraft craft) from Andhra Pradesh. Cost: Rs 100 for candles in coconut shells to Rs 25,000 for a sari.Where: 11 Walton Road, Off Lavelle Road.Tel: 080 22212426. MumbaiadvertisementFashion designer Pria Kataria Puri undergoing amarine plant stem facialMyrahIf you are looking for Asian spa treatments, Myrah is a destination. Located at Juhu, the luxury day spa offers Balinese, Thai and Chinese treatments, among others. Don’t miss their signature therapy, royal hibiscus, and caviar body envelopment, a full body wrap that tones the skin. Cost: Treatments range between Rs 1,000 to Rs 9,000 plus taxes.Where: 11 Palm Spring Society Behind Shoppers Stop, Juhu. Tel: 022 26253963; www.myrahspa.com Mora TaaraWhen you enter Mora Taara you are greeted by a pleasant clutter of home decor items like a sleeping elephant and a baby Buddha made out of sandstone. This home accessories and gifts store sources products from China, Thailand and even Mexico: like a cat statue made of resin. Cost: Rs 100 for an ivory candle and Rs 1,00,000 for a drift wood table.Where: G-6 Maini mansion, Peddar Road.Tel: 022-65754822; morataara@gmail.com PunjabAmrinder Singh Chopra, CEO of The Kikar LodgeThe Kikar LodgeNestled in the foothills of the Shivaliks, Kikar Lodge is spread over 1,800 acres of forest. This private forest reserve is around 70 kms from Chandigarh via Mohali and Ropar. Besides watching wild animals and birds in their natural habitat, guests interested in adventure sports can try rappelling, quad biking and zip lining. Where: Village Kangar, Nurpur Bedi District Ropar Tel: 09478964971; www.thekikarlodge.comHyderabadNagarjuna at NN Give a break to desi ghee and head to star Akkikneni Nagarjuna’s restaurant N for a meal cooked in minimal butter or oil. This Hyderabad restaurant offers a mix of Italian, Mediterranean and Thai. Fresh salads are a good option for vegetarians. Others can relish N signatures like rock shrimp tempura and beef steak tenderloin with porcini mushroom sauce.Meal for two: Rs 2,500 plus taxes. Where: Road No 36, Jubille Hills.Tel: 040-20012009. KolkataByLoom Handmade explains ByLoom best. The colourful handwoven saris from the inhouse label Bailou, designed by Bappaditya Biswas, 39, and his wife Rumi, 38, have already made a name for themselves in the city. Bailou loyalists include Amitav Ghosh, Aparna Sen, Kirron Kher and Amit Chaudhuri. Cost: Handmade soaps for Rs 45 to Bailou’s saris for Rs 40,000 plus taxes.Where: 58 B Hindustan Park. Tel: 033 24198727.last_img read more

India Today lists the profile of top powerful people of 2004

first_imgShort takes on the people who make up the 2004 Power List. The fine print that makes big headlines. 1 Mukesh Ambani 46 and Anil Ambani 44Industrialists Mukesh is chairman and brother Anil vice-chairman of the Rs 80,000 crore Reliance Group, a petrochem and telecom giant. 2 Ratan Tata 67,Short takes on the people who make up the 2004 Power List. The fine print that makes big headlines.1 Mukesh Ambani 46 and Anil Ambani 44Industrialists Mukesh is chairman and brother Anil vice-chairman of the Rs 80,000 crore Reliance Group, a petrochem and telecom giant.2 Ratan Tata 67 IndustrialistChairman of Tata Sons, he is patriarch of the Rs 60,000 crore Tata Group, one of India’s most diversified business conglomerates.3 N.R. Narayana Murthy 57 IT tycoonCo-founder and chairman of the Bangalore-based Infosys Technologies, a Rs 3,600 crore firm, which is now largely synonymous with IT.4 Bal Thackeray 77 PoliticianFounder and chief of the Shiv Sena, one of Maharashtra’s biggest parties, he is the doyen of Hindu nationalist politics, can make Mumbai stop.5 Subrata Roy Sahara 56 BusinessmanManaging worker-chairman of Sahara India-assets at around Rs 20,000 crore-a group with interests in para-banking, housing, aviation, media.6 Amitabh Bachchan 62 ActorIndia’s top actor spanning three decades, he made a TV career as Kaun Banega Crorepati host. Still has 10 films and as many endorsements on hand.7 Nusli Wadia 59 IndustrialistHeads a Rs 3,000 crore group that includes Bombay Dyeing and Britannia. He is also the grandson of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.8 Subhash Chandra Goel 53 Media baronChairman of the Rs 1,300 crore Zee Telefilms Ltd, which launched Zee TV in 1992. Businesses range from packaging to lotteries to entertainment.9 Azim Premji 58 IndustrialistChairman of the Rs 4,300 crore Wipro Group, which began as a soap and oil maker and is now a major infotech player. Has interest in education.10 Rahul Bajaj 65 IndustrialistChairman and managing director of Bajaj Auto. His Rs 5,070 crore company was till recently India’s biggest two-wheeler maker.11 Sunil Mittal 48 Telecom tycoonHe is the chairman of the Rs 3,100 crore Bharati Tele-Ventures. It runs India’s widest cellular network, serving 6.5 million users.12 Amar Singh 48 PoliticianOf middle-class origins, he is now an MP from Uttar Pradesh and general secretary of the Samajwadi Party, which came to power in UP last year.13 Peter Mukerjea 48 BroadcasterCEO of Star TV, where he has worked for 10 years. Studied at Doon School, Dehradun. Turned Star TV from write-off to right-on.14 Samir Jain 49 and Vineet Jain 37 Media baronsSamir is vice-chairman of the Rs 1,200 crore Bennett Coleman, while Vineet is MD. They own The Times of India and several other publications.15 Deepak Parekh 59 Business executiveChairman of the Rs 5,300 crore Housing Development Finance Corporation Group. HDFC is India’s largest housing finance company.16 Sourav Ganguly 30 CricketerCurrent captain who has won more overseas Tests than his predecessors. Led India to the World Cup final and a 1-1 Test series draw in Australia.17 S. Gurumurthy 54 Swadeshi campaignerConvener of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch and founder of the Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai. Often acts as one-man veto on policy matters.18 Anand Mahindra 47 IndustrialistAlumnus of Harvard Business School, vicechairman and MD of the Rs 4,600 crore Mahindra & Mahindra Gr. One of the youngest CII presidents.19 Kumar Mangalam Birla 36 IndustrialistChairman of the Rs 27,000 crore Aditya Birla Group of companies which focuses on textiles, fertilisers, chemicals and cement.20 Naresh Goyal 55 Airline tycoonChairman of Jet Airways, India’s largest private airline. One of every two Indians who flies is a Jet passenger. But Jet can still not fly international.21 Ramoji Rao 67 Media baronOwner-editor of Eenadu, the largest-selling Telugu newspaper, he also runs regional TV channels and the Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.22 Kalanidhi Maran 38 Media baronChairman of the Chennai-based Sun TV, he owns nine satellite channels in four states, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka.23 Manmohan Shetty 56 Businessman-film producerChairman of Adlabs, he is involved in every sphere of filmmaking, from exhibition to production. This year alone, he is producing 10 films.24 Jagmohan Dalmiya 63 Sports administratorPresident of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and construction magnate from Kolkata. Former chief of the International Cricket Council.25 Ramesh Aggarwal 61 Media BaronProprietor-chief editor of the Rs 800 crore Dainik Bhaskar, a Hindi newspaper based in Bhopal, which now has 25 editions.26 Naresh Trehan 57 DoctorA noted cardiac surgeon, he is executive director of the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, Delhi. Is leading the changes in cardiac care.27 Shah Rukh Khan 38 ActorOne of India’s hottest filmstars, he is now beginning to take his role as liberal Muslim seriously. Is an enormous draw in the rest of the world as well.28 Sachin Tendulkar 30 CricketerIs the best batsman in the world with 22,186 international runs and 68 centuries. His annual income is estimated at Rs 25 crore.29 Allah Rakha Rahman 37 MusicianA child prodigy, he went to Trinity College of Music at Oxford and has worked with big names in the industry, doing Bombay Dreams for Broadway.30 Nand Kishore Singh 63 BureaucratBihar cadre IAS officer. Nandu to his friends, the member, Planning Commission, was secretary to the prime minister between 1998-2001.31 Sunita Narain 42 ActivistBrought giant cola companies to their knees without having a lab to bank upon. Is director of Centre for Science and Environment, Delhi.32 K.V. Kamath 56 Business executiveRuns the Rs 12,526 crore ICICI which has changed the face of banking in India. Has used technology to spur the retail credit boom.33 Naresh Chandra 69 BureaucratFormer cabinet secretary, he became Indian ambassador to the US, and is now part of every committee related to better governance.34 N. Ram 59 JournalistThe Columbia University-educated journalist returned to The Hindu for the first time in 13 years as editor-in-chief. Is known for Bofors reportage.35 E. Sreedharan 72 EngineerHeads the Delhi Metro Rail, one of the largest rail projects in the nation. Is renowned for keeping costs under control. Built the Konkan Railway.36 Radhika Roy 54 and Prannoy Roy 54Media entrepreneurs Both run the English news channel NDTV 24×7 and NDTV India in Hindi. He is president, she is MD.37 R. Chidambaram 67 ScientistIs principal scientific adviser to the Government, Former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, he is a key voice on nuclear research.38 Suresh Kalmadi 59 Sports administratorPresident of the Indian Olympic Association and Asian Athletics Association. Has business interests in petrol pumps and hotels, is also an MP.39 Arundhati Roy 42 Writer-activistShot to fame after her Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things, she is now known more for her crusade against globalisation.40 Parmeshwar Godrej 58 Social arbiterThe wife of Adi Godrej, chairman of the Godrej Group, she is well-known in Mumbai party circles and associated with a variety of causes.41 Vijay Mallya 48 Liquor tycoonChairman of the Rs 4,800 crore United Breweries Group, he is also a Rajya Sabha member and national working president of the Janata Party.42 Aishwarya Rai 30 ActorHas not had a big hit since Devdas but has made her presence felt because of the international work on the anvil. Is a highly paid endorser.43 Hafeez Contractor 52 ArchitectThis Mumbai-based architect’s influence on the Indian landscape has been likened to that of Le Corbusier and Charles Correa.44 Lalit Suri 58 BusinessmanAs chairman of Bharat Hotels, he runs seven hotels across the country. Was elected to the Rajya Sabha. Also has interests in telecom and media.45 Kapil Sibal 56 Politician-lawyerIs one of the nation’s highest paid and busiest legal brains. His powers of persuasion are best used by Congress in Parliament and as party spokesman.46 Shekhar Gupta 46 JournalistAs group CEO and editor of The Indian Express, he leads from the front. Also research associate, International Institute of Strategic Studies, London.47 Javed Akhtar 59 Lyricist-activistHighly regarded poet, is founder president of Muslims for Social Democracy, an organisation that speaks for a cross-section of Muslims.48 Aveek Sarkar 58 Media baronProprietor-editor of Anand Bazaar Patrika Group, the largest media house in West Bengal. Has made a successful foray into TV with Star News.49 Chiranjeevi 49 ActorThe most expensive star in the Telugu film industry, he also runs a charitable trust. Faces constant speculation about entry into politics.50 Raian Karanjawala 48 LawyerHas clients ranging from Star TV to the Tatas to Nusli Wadia. Is the first port of call for several powerful people in legal trouble.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementThe Displaced The list of people who didn’t make it this time.2* Satya Sai Baba 77 Spiritual preceptor6 Shankaracharya of Kanchi 69 Spiritual preceptor13 Nanaji Deshmukh 87 Social worker18 Chandra Shekhar 76 Politician22 Murli Deora 67 Politician23 P. R. S. ‘Bikki’ Oberoi 74 Hotelier26 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 47 Spiritual preceptor28 Pratap Reddy 72 Hospital tycoon29 R.P. Goenka 73 Industrialist30 Shekhar Kapur 58 Film director32 Medha Patkar 49 Activist34 Rajnikant 54 Actor35 Fali Nariman 75 Lawyer37 Subramanian Swamy 64 Politician40 M.F. Husain 89 Artist42 Shobhaa De 55 Socialite-writer44 Ram Jethmalani 80 Lawyer45 Gaj Singh 56 Hotelier46 David Davidar 45 Publisher48 R.K. 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In 2003, it has been a golden year for Indian sport

first_imgIndian sport has always been the frontier of the Freak. Every decade or so a lone ranger turns up, performing feats previously not dreamed of.So when the one-offs like P.T. Usha or Prakash Padukone, Milkha Singh or Viswanathan Anand, or the children of freak families like the Amritrajs, Krishnans and,Indian sport has always been the frontier of the Freak. Every decade or so a lone ranger turns up, performing feats previously not dreamed of.So when the one-offs like P.T. Usha or Prakash Padukone, Milkha Singh or Viswanathan Anand, or the children of freak families like the Amritrajs, Krishnans and Paeses come along, Indians jump to their feet and let their cheering drown everything but the sound of welcome appreciation. India’s sporting structure is not built to produce champions. It is built to place hurdles like maladjusted officials and diversions like public-sector jobs in front of the athletes. But today in our young, something is stirring. Collectively, culturally. In 2003 Indian sport, perhaps more than any other activity, can claim that this has been a golden year. Not for that unwieldy, lumpy, moth-ridden, corrupt, gravy train conglomerate of government and federation we call Indian sport. But Indian sport as defined by the individual athlete who dared to be different. It was the year when not one but many Freaks decided it was high time they flew. This was the year of the path-finder, the dreamer, the risk-taker.It was a golden year for Indian sport – in achievement, in aspiration, in attitude. For achievement, look only to long jumper Anju Bobby George, who did not let the scramble for government aid, visa clearances, illness and the comfort zone of the Commonwealth and Asian Games medals stop her from understanding what world standards meant. Truly global, that meant Paris and the World Championships. On her way to becoming India’s first World Athletics Championships medallist, George fouled some jumps, not because she was hesitant but simply because she was going for broke. She shot for the moon and closed her fist around a star.For aspiration, look at a growing smattering of triers. Arjun Atwal could have stayed just another rich kid from Kolkata but he wanted to be a kid from Kolkata who could take a crack at Tiger Woods and Co. He has hammered the doors down on the richest and toughest sporting circuit in the world and will finally play on the US Professional Golf Association (PGA) tour. Squash player Ritwik Bhattacharya – the first Indian to win a pro title ever – threw open the door for others saying, “I couldn’t accept that the highest an Indian had ever got in pro squash was No. 72.” No wonder Pankaj Advani cannot be satisfied being World Amateur Snooker Champion. It is the pros he wants. For attitude, look only at the Indian cricket team in Australia. They were outweighed by history, convention, judgement but they refused to be outpointed in the field. Everything the Australians threw at them came back with double the intensity, triple the intent. They may win the Test series, they may not. But they have shown desire and fight. It is all a country can ask. The numbers keep growing. India has too many of these pioneers to consider them freaks of nature any more.advertisementlast_img read more

International Education is all about being progressive

first_imgTodd Robinson, VP EF International AcademyThe fact remains that the world is going to be more global than it is now. Globalization has transformed the way we live, learnand work. The pace of growth of technology, particularly the ease and speed of communication, has continued to accelerate. Indians have embraced,Todd Robinson, VP EF International AcademyThe fact remains that the world is going to be more global than it is now. Globalization has transformed the way we live, learnand work. The pace of growth of technology, particularly the ease and speed of communication, has continued to accelerate.Indians have embraced this paradigm shift and are more prepared for a world that is global. International Education is all about being progressive and prepared for a world 5-10 years from now, mitigating the global challenges and opportunities- be it business or jobs. International education has brought Indian students at par with their global counter parts and equipped students with the right skills they would need to survive in a global scenario.More Indians are seeking international exposure as early as during their high school education. Without doubt, high school is increasingly becoming a place where students prepare for college, at earlier and earlier ages, rather than simply learning to socialize and advance their structured educations. Where applying to college was once something done primarily in junior and senior years, students around the world now begin preparing for the college admissions process as early as their freshman years. The grades they achieve, sports they play, art they create, and initiatives in which they are involved matter more and more toward college acceptance.For students who enroll from overseas, they learn early on what it means to adapt to a new culture and language, to living away from home and being responsible for their studies. This without a doubt prompts them toward maturity and prepares them for a life of studying, working and living abroad.By their very nature, international education promotes cross-cultural exchange and understanding. Students become friends with and learn from people they would never have met otherwise. They also become exposed to cultures once utterly foreign to them. This is incredibly beneficial, for a number of reasons. Most importantly, it makes them more empathetic and tolerant toward those who come from different backgrounds, which are significant attributes in a global society. In the future, when students choose a career path, they will be better equipped than other candidates to work in global markets and will bring more innovative, solutions to the work place.When applying to a prestigious university, these students are more likely to have versatile language skills and will be uniquely prepared for university life. They will have already adjusted to the amount of free time and responsibility they will have at university, and will have already overcome the common pitfalls. And they will have done so in a nurturing, supportive environment that assisted them in learning new coping mechanisms and study strategies. International exposure at a very early age opens the flood gates of unlimited resources and opportunities in the future. The network they students develop during their early years will prove to be tremendously resourceful. They will help them achieve and nurture all that they are capable of. With such knowledge resources at hand, students can take to pursuing any interest they desire.advertisementlast_img read more

Team owner: Alab PH poses biggest threat to Hong Kong 5 reign

first_imgAlab Pilipinas team for the 2017-2018 ABL Season. Photo from @alabpilipinas Twitter.With a new coach and a retooled roster, Tanduay Alab Pilipinas declared its readiness to dethrone Eastern SC of Hong Kong in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), which opens with five holdovers, three new teams and a returning club next month.National team legend Jimmy Alapag will call the shots for Alab with former Talk ’N Text import Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa reinforcing the team.ADVERTISEMENT Nambatac not ready to go on vacation yet No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups ABL chief operations officer Jericho Ilagan, meanwhile, announced the return of Thai team Mono Vampire and the entry of three new squads—Nanhai Long Lions from China, Formosa Dreamers from Chinese-Taipei and the CLS Knights Surabaya from Indonesia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Alab likewise tapped veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Rico Maierhofer and Pamboy Raymundo and retained reigning local Most Valuable Player Ray Parks.“I think we will be the biggest challenger to Hong Kong,” said Alab co-owner Charlie Dy, whose team will play its first game against the defending champion at Mall of Asia Arena on Nov. 19.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 openingHong Kong will parade Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger as one of its heritage imports this season.“It’s exciting to be a head coach at a time when the ABL is a really growing league,” said the all-time great Alapag of his first coaching stint during the league’s launch at Shangri-La at the Fort on Tuesday. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PHlast_img read more

Young boxer Claro dies

first_imgRobredo: 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 LATEST STORIES Claro did so and was scheduled to fight, but it got postponed twice because he underwent a tooth extraction and contracted urinary tract infection (UTI).“My sincerest condolences to the family of Jeffrey whose death is a great loss to to Philippine boxing,” said Mitra. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fatigue not a concern for Brownlee after playing extended minutes Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Boxer Jeffrey Claro never woke up from a coma and passed away at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Ospital ng Maynila. He just turned 20 five days ago.According to the Facebook page of the Games and Amusements Board, Claro went down during a sparring session in Mandaluyong City on Friday afternoon and lapsed into a coma.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans The remains of Claro, who was due to fight this November, will be brought home to Palawan this Thursday.GAB Chair Abraham Mitra was at the hospital when Claro, who held a 1-win, 4-loss card, died.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 openingMitra’s group together with Singwancha Foundation representatives arranged for Claro’s mortuary and funeral services, transport to the province and financial assistance.Claro was part of the group that was found by GAB to have submitted fake computed tomography (CT) scans and was asked to submit new results with plates. His license was never revoked but he was disallowed to have professional fights until he submits a new CT scan. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more