Yusuf Mannan pays ode to Burma teak

first_imgMannan’s line of library furniture looks like colourful waves on the wallAllium sativum, better known as garlic, is a mundane kitchen essential. But Bangladesh-based designer Yusuf Mannan has put a new spin on the staple with his Lehsoon range of lamps, which mirror the shape of their namesake. The lampshades,,Mannan’s line of library furniture looks like colourful waves on the wallAllium sativum, better known as garlic, is a mundane kitchen essential. But Bangladesh-based designer Yusuf Mannan has put a new spin on the staple with his Lehsoon range of lamps, which mirror the shape of their namesake. The lampshades, fashioned out of translucent fabric, mimic the delicate garlic casing while the pedestal is a roughly-hewn piece of teak wood.The Lehsoon lamps are fashioned from fabric and teakThe National Institute of Design (NID) graduate’s other muses are equally eclectic. He claims to be inspired by the Shakers, an 18th century religious group founded in England, local Gujarati artisans called kakas and even charming doll’s houses. Inevitably, this 33-year-old’s creations reflect his varied influences while celebrating individuality and technique.Mannan believes that beauty and functionality go hand in hand. As a result, his line of furniture and lifestyle products bear the unmistakable stamp of originality while addressing practical concerns. The designer’s miniature collection is made out of salvaged scraps of woodThough imaginative, the young designer likes to steer clear of over-the-top ornamentation. Instead, he loves to play around with natural textures and shapes while crafting his products.At his Dhaka studio, you can browse through the Mangrove Collection which sings paeans to untreated wood. The series is noted for its spartan chairs, tables and recliners with grainy, unpolished surfaces. “I am mostly inspired by the natural world. When in doubt, I try and draw parallels from nature to come up with a solution,” he says by way of explanation.Despite possessing a bare-bones aesthetic, all his furniture pieces exude personality. And yes, his designs are a far cry from heavily-embellished items that populate most urban living spaces. “A lot of my recent creations take inspiration from Shaker furniture that rarely sported elaborate details,” says the maverick.Over his decade long career, Mannan has worked with sundry materials but it is wood that ticks all his design checkboxes. “My first and only love is wood, Burma teak to be more specific. It has beautiful grains, the sweetest fragrance and is very forgiving too,” he explains.Reconfiguring familiar shapes is Mannan’s forte. So his Library Collection has curved racks in vibrant tones instead of conventional straight-lined shelves. Cocking a snook at tradition, the designer has also come up with a miniature line of furniture with thumb-sized beds, tables and dressers that are just right for a doll’s house. “I salvaged scraps of wood and set out to make miniatures. At that scale you really begin to understand the material better and when you revert to actual scale, you start being more precise,” he elaborates on his style, adding that his next step would be to make entire dollhouses, down to the last little detail.The Time Tree installation, made for Wipro, combines wires and clocksNo stranger to the world of unorthodox shapes and proportions, Mannan has a unique way of functioning. He barely sketches on paper anymore. When an idea strikes, he rushes to his workshop, starts drawing on a piece of wood and eventually executes the design. All his creations are handcrafted and retailed through his website.But this avant-garde designer, who employs traditional wood-crafting techniques in new ways, also has a knack for fashioning thematic interiors. He started a firm called Bent by Design in 2007 with Hidish Salam, a furniture designer from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and T.When an idea strikes Mannan, he executes the design without drawing on paperKuldeep, another alumnus from NID. Since then, the trio has worked on different platforms of design. But the jewel in the label’s crown is the futuristic experiential space in the Wipro campus, Bangalore. From an installation made out of clocks and colourful cables titled Time Tree to lines replicating race tracks, the space is built around a Formula 1 theme.”The F1 pit stop has been used as a metaphor for speedy customer service,” explains the designer.Just like the sport, design, according to Mannan, is synonymous with play. But it is serious play, and he definitely wants to stay ahead of the pack.advertisementlast_img read more

London Olympics 2012: Krishna Poonia crosses the 63m barrier

first_imgIndia’s top discus thrower Krishna Poonia gave herself something to cheer about ahead of the Olympics as she crossed the 63 metres mark in the Woodford Green Open Graded Meeting organised by the Woodford Green and Essex Ladies Athletics Club at Ashton Playing Field ground here.Krishna, who had won the Commonwealth Games gold, registered 63.16 metres during the event here Tuesday. Krishna hoped she could cross the 65m barrier during the Games.Her husband and coach Virender was also happy with the result.”Today’s throws show we are on track to deliver peak results during the Olympic Games. Hitting big distance in the opening rounds is essential to remain in contention and that’s what Krishna achieved today with 63m opener,” said Virender.But Poonia still has a long way to go as her fellow competitors have gone well above the 65 metres mark.Germany’s Nadine Muller, favourite to win the gold in London and a silver medallist at last year’s World Championships, best this season is 68.89 metres. Besides Nadine, Cuba’s Yarelys Barrios (68.03 metres) has the second best distance while China’s Yanfeng Li (65.85 metres) and Jian Tan (64.90 metres) have also produced better marks than Poonia.last_img read more

BMW 3 Series sedan launch successful in India

first_imgThe BMW 3 Series officially launched in the last week of July in India by Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar has received a tremendous response. BMW has reportedly revealed that the campaign has been so successful that the company received more than 500 booking orders for the new 3 Series sedan even before it was launched on July 27.The luxury car maker company launched an Indiacentric advertisement campaign through TV, newspapers and hoardings. 3 Series first generation was launched in 1975 and since then five generations of the 3er have evolved. This is the sixth edition and its campaign has been the handiwork of Liquid Campaign’s India office. Ever since BMW began its operations in India five years ago, this is the first Indian ad campaign to introduce a car in the country in a novel way.The TV Commercial is based on history and evolution of the new BMW 3 Series the whole concept was reportedly produced by Contra and Weareflink in Germany.The all-new BMW 3 series sedan in petrol and diesel variants are priced between Rs 28.90 lakh and Rs 37.90 lakh (All India ex-showroom). The new 3 Series is reportedly available in two exclusive design schemes- Sport Line and Luxury Line.Stating that BMW cars have been one of his passions from early days, Tendulkar said, “I drove this car this month in London. It felt incredible.””To me above all being a car enthusiast, safety is also equally important. I am really impressed. It is absolutely stunning and the interiors are unbelievable. It has got a lot of space. Compared to the earlier ones, this is far more spacious,” Tendulkar added.During the launch, BMW Group India president Andreas Schaaf said, “The all-new BMW 3 Series is a vehicle that has an unbeatable profile and is born from pioneering technology, a beautiful design and a lot of passion.”With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2014: Five key players from Ghana

first_imgMichael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng will be pivotal for Ghana in the World CupMichael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng are both returning after extended breaks from international football to play for Ghana at the World Cup, and Andre Ayew is also likely to be one of the country’s pivotal players in Brazil.Ghana narrowly missed becoming the first African team to reach the semifinals at a World Cup when it lost to Uruguay in the quarterfinals in 2010. The Black Stars had a penalty in extra time, but missed from the spot. Uruguay won in a shootout.The core of that to team is back for another try.Here are five players to watch:MICHAEL ESSIENSome Ghanaians have the feeling that Michael Essien owes them.Often outstanding for European clubs Chelsea, Real Madrid and now AC Milan, the hard-working central midfielder has missed many of Ghana’s big moments recently, including the last World Cup, because of injuries and then his sabbatical.The 31-year-old Essien returned to the squad last year and his ability to power Ghana’s World Cup challenge from the middle of the field may be crucial to the Black Stars’ hopes of reaching the latter stages.KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENGHaving Kevin-Prince Boateng in the starting lineup has been a rare luxury for Ghana in the four years since the last World Cup.Boateng made himself unavailable for selection in 2011 and only returned late last year for the end of the qualifying campaign for Brazil, when he was eased back into the team by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah.He scored in the last playoff match against Egypt and offers big-game experience from Europe’s top leagues.A German youth international from under-15 level, Boateng chose Ghana, his father’s country, at senior level. His brother Jerome plays for Germany, which Ghana will face in the group stage at the World Cup.ASAMOAH GYANGhana’s leader from the front, Asamoah Gyan hasn’t always had the happiest time playing for his country.Gyan missed a crucial penalty in extra time against Uruguay that could have put the Black Stars into the 2010 World Cup semifinals. He also missed from the spot in the semifinals of the African Cup in 2012 as Ghana was eliminated.The 28-year-old forward has taken on the captaincy and often fights a lone battle as Ghana’s solitary striker.KWADWO ASAMOAHA defender or midfielder, Kwadwo Asamoah is versatile and valuable.Asamoah plays on the left side of defense or midfield and can also operate as a central midfielder with the ability to push forward and create and score goals.At 25, the Juventus player already has six years of experience with Ghana and six years in Serie A.ANDRE AYEWThe son of Abedi Pele, who is still recognized as Ghana’s best player ever, Andre Ayew comes from the closest thing to Ghanaian football royalty.The 24-year-old winger has pace and skill and can also play as a second striker, but has sometimes been a troublesome figure in the Ghana setup.Ayew was excluded from the squad for the last African Cup after failing to report for duty at a pre-tournament training camp. He has since made up with coach Kewsi Appiah and is one of Ghana’s most creative players.last_img read more

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the way, Bucks win Mike Budenholzer’s return

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “It’s good to come back and see some familiar faces where you worked for five years,” Budenholzer said. “I think to check that box and for the team to play well and execute is good. We’ll move on.”The Bucks are soaring, thanks mostly to the 6-foot-11, 242-pound Antetokounmpo, who scored 14 on free throws and had two dazzling assists early in the fourth. He first smothered Trae Young to steal the ball and feed George Hill for a 3-pointer that made it 104-90, before adding a no-look drop pass on D.J. Wilson’s layup for a 16-point lead. He later hit a couple of jumpers to make it a 15-point advantage.Milwaukee has won 12 of 15 dating to Dec. 14. The Bucks began the day outscoring opponents by an NBA-leading 9.1 points per game.Antetokounmpo showed no ill effects after sitting out Friday with right quadriceps soreness and a left hip contusion.Young finished with 26 points, and DeAndre’ Bembry added 18 for Atlanta, which dropped to 13-30. The Hawks have dropped six of eight. Their 24 turnovers led to 34 points for Milwaukee.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UP NEXTBucks: Host Miami on Tuesday.Hawks: Host Oklahoma City on Tuesday. 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 MOST READ Magic rally in fourth quarter to beat Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Middleton finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Bucks improve to 30-12, second-best in the NBA. Coming off a loss at Washington that Antetokounmpo missed with injuries, Milwaukee is 12-0 following a defeat and remained the league’s only team not to drop consecutive games.Budenholzer, making his first appearance at State Farm Arena since leaving the Hawks after last season, wished his former team well as it rebuilds with youngsters John Collins, Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman. “It’s a recurring problem, but I’d like to think guys are just trying to make plays,” the Hawks’ Kevin Huerter said. “We were being a little careless with the ball on some possessions.”TIP-INSBucks: Antetokounmpo did a postgame jersey exchange with 41-year-old Hawks F Vince Carter. “I’m a big fan of his,” Antetokounmpo said. “He’s done great things for this league.”… G Malcolm Brogdon scored 14 points and missed just his second free throw in 86 free-throw attempts this season. … Middleton began the day averaging 20.4 points over his previous eight games.Hawks: F Taurean Prince, the team’s third-leading scorer, returned after missing the last 18 games with a left ankle sprain. On a minutes restriction, Prince had seven points and five rebounds in 11 minutes. … G Kent Bazemore, the team’s second-leading scorer, has missed eight straight games with a right ankle injury.NO REGRETSBudenholzer said “change and moving is part of life” when asked before the game about leaving the Hawks. Calling it “a heck of a five years,” Budenholzer wasn’t looking back with animosity following a 24-58 finish last season.He was the NBA Coach of the Year in his second season, leading Atlanta to 60 wins and its first appearance in the Eastern Conference finals. When principal owner Tony Ressler bought the team and Danny Ferry was out as general manager, Budenholzer added president of basketball operations to his title, but the Hawks made three bad moves that set the organization back and precipitated the rebuild.Al Horford and Paul Millsap, two model team leaders, left as free agents after the Hawks decided not to trade them. In between those gaffes, the team signed mercurial center Dwight Howard to a three-year, $70.5 million contract and dealt him away after one ill-fit season.Budenholzer said he loves his job with the Bucks and wishes the Hawks well.“A rebuild — it’s a tough job to be the owner in a rebuild, to be a GM to be a coach. These are tough jobs, and so I don’t know who the right coach is,” he said. “And I think they feel great about where they are and that’s important for them. They have their direction they know where they’re going. I’m obviously very happy with our team, our front office and our roster. I’m very excited about where I am.” SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments “We played a little bit harder, moved the ball and we did a better job of rebounding,” Antetokounmpo said. “Running and getting to our spots, knocking down shots. That’s it.”Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Eric Bledsoe added 24 points and 10 assists, and Milwaukee beat the Hawks 133-114 on Sunday in Mike Budenholzer’s return to Atlanta.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 Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter (15) works against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — Giannis Antetokounmpo had just one rebound in the first half as the Bucks lost the battle of the boards by 16.Milwaukee took charge of the game in the second half with Khris Middleton and Antetokounmpo exerting their will in the paint.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

Several Azkals without clubs after national team stint

first_imgThe Philippine Azkals were readying for a key match against Kyrgyzstan at press time. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/DENNIS MALLARIDUBAI—It’s not just Phil and James Younghusband whose club careers were uncertain before they joined the national team in the AFC Asian Cup here.Defensive stalwart Alvaro Silva is also playing for the Azkals without even knowing where he will continue his club career next season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Silva, who has played in Spain, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Vietnam and most recently, Malaysia, said he remained focused on the Azkals and would decide on his future only after the team’s stint was finished here.Phil and James Younghusband are also without clubs after Davao Aguilas decided it won’t field a professional team next season. Another teammate of the Younghusband brothers at Davao, Adam Reed, is also here with the national team and came on as a sub against South Korea.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“I want to focus on the team because we still need to win and reach the knockout stage,” said the 34-year-old Silva, who was set to start for coach Sven-Goran Eriksson against Kyryzstan in the Azkals’ final group C match at Rashid Stadium here.A strong physical presence with the ability to read danger before it happens, Silva is one of the primary reasons why the Azkals held South Korea for long periods, before conceding a goal in the second half in a 0-1 defeat. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program PLAY LIST 02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program04:04‘Quiel’ now a severe tropical storm – Pagasa00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Pacquiao larger than life for Broner SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

Yeng Guiao unfazed by NLEX’s 0-3 start: ‘We’ll be okay if we gain momentum’

first_imgPH 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 But it would take worse than a 0-3 start to dampen head coach Yeng Guiao’s hopes and confidence in his team.“It’s still early. I’m not losing hope. I feel that we’ll be okay if we gain momentum,” Guiao told reporters after an 85-80 loss.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 starsGuiao said the Road Warriors just need to pick up one win to turn their fortunes around.“We’re focusing on getting just our first win. We hope we can do that this Sunday. Then, we have a one week break. We’ll regroup after that but we need to break through on Sunday,” he said. NLEX aims for its first victory against Columbian on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants NLEX remained winless in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup after dropping its third straight game following a loss to TNT on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kemba Walker expects ‘crazy’ reaction as NBA All-Star starter at home LATEST STORIES Guiao added NLEX’s sloppy play coupled with the “bad officiating” made it doubly hard for the Road Warriors to win against TNT.The national team mentor said the referees missed “obvious fouls” committed against his players.“They’re missing the obvious. It’s obvious that they kept on missing. I cannot understand that. There is something wrong with that,” he said.The frustration mounted for Guiao in the third quarter where he got tossed after incurring two technical fouls at the 4:22 mark.“I’m just frustrated. We’re already struggling, the officiating was bad, you’ll really get frustrated about it,” said Guiao, whose squad shot just 35 percent from the field and committed 26 turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

PBA: Columbian lands another big fish in NorthPort

first_imgPaolo Taha vs Jackson Corpuz. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO, Philippines – Columbian grabbed command late in the third quarter on Friday night and claimed another big fish in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations after posting a 110-100 victory over NorthPort at Ynares Center here.The Dyip came roaring back from 10 points down in that quarter and took an 86-79 lead into the fourth, which they protected with much ferociousness on the way to handing the Batang Pier their first defeat in three games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem In tying their victims at 2-1, the Dyip survived a huge first half by Mo Tautuaa by getting him to pick up a fourth foul early in the third and holding down NorthPort’s prolific rookie Robert Bolick to just three points.Jackson Corpuz and pint-sized rookie point guard John Paul Calvo were big during the breakaway with the NorthPort coaching staff never finding ways to stop them when it mattered.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 starsStanley Pringle scored 14 points in the third quarter built around three triples that had NorthPort threatening to break the game wide open. But the lack of support later on–and with Tautuaa never getting back in the groove after 20 first-half points–sealed the Batang Pier’s doom.There were seven players in twin digits for the Dyip, whose first big victim was four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer two weeks ago. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Yeng Guiao unfazed by NLEX’s 0-3 start: ‘We’ll be okay if we gain momentum’ View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

Chinese arm wrestling yanks hard for recognition

first_imgNo arms? No problem for table tennis ParalympianSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This photo taken on March 10, 2019 shows participants competing in the 7th Shanghai Arm Wrestling Open in Shanghai. Image: MATTHEW KNIGHT / AFPBut it is gaining an arm hold with fan associations in more than 100 Chinese cities, said Ye Ming, founder of Shanghai Arm Wrestling.More than 100 competitors took part in the recent 7th Shanghai Arm Wrestling Open, which calls itself the first in China carried out under the auspices of the Professional Armwrestling League’s international ranking system.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Arm wrestling is a way to shake hands and communicate face-to-face,” said Ye, a top-ranked left-hander.And while China lags the U.S., Japan and Europe, it is the fastest-growing country in terms of participation, he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte With proper technique and mental strength, “a skinny guy can defeat a muscular guy”, said Ye.“At first, people are attracted by the grueling and eye-catching moments. Those get them in the door, but once they look deeper, it is the intricacy of the sport and the inclusiveness of the community that keep them there,” he explained.Since its founding in 2012, Shanghai Arm Wrestling has grown from four members to more than 500, ranging in age from 17 to 63 and including four women.Members gather weekly to work on their technique, using specially designed tables with elbow pads and a metal bar fixed to each side for competitors to grip with their free hand.Li Rongyi’s right leg was partially disabled by childhood polio, ruling him out of many sports — but not arm wrestling.“I can wrestle as long as I have hands. I feel equal to others” said Li, a primary school English teacher who has wrestled competitively for seven years.Li has also been an international referee since last year and like many aficionados, hopes to see the sport added to the Paralympics.He said: “We’re trying to change the public’s impression of arm wrestling. It’s a legitimate sport, not just for entertainment.” NVGRELATED STORIES:Arm wrestling looks to climb beyond barroom bragging rights 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 LATEST STORIES The bespectacled 37-year-old is an unlikely champion.By day Ye works at a Shanghai library restoring ancient books, meticulously piecing together crumbling centuries-old manuscripts.And while he enjoyed arm wrestling as a child, he only came to the sport as an adult after falling critically ill.Eight years ago he developed viral encephalitis and slipped into a coma for two days, with doctors warning it was unlikely he would survive.But he made a remarkable recovery and while he was not able to take on the exertion of more intensive sports, he found arm-wrestling provided a full body work out that he could manage.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Game of Phones: 76ers get blown call on bench in blowout Muscles bulging and veins popping, two Chinese arm wrestlers lock eyes and then their hands, until the referee shouts “Go!”Already considered a serious sport in many parts of the world, arm wrestling has generally been viewed in China as a testosterone showdown between inebriated bar patrons.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert recovering after stroke symptoms

first_imgFILE – In an Oct. 12, 2018, file photo, Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures founder Dan Gilbert is seen during a basketball game in East Lansing, Mich. Gilbert is recovering, Sunday, May 26, 2019, after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)CLEVELAND — Billionaire businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care.Officials with Detroit-based Quicken Loans said in a statement that Gilbert “received immediate medical attention and is currently recovering comfortably” after going to a Detroit-area hospital early Sunday with “stroke-like symptoms.” Gilbert is the company’s founder and chairman.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES Elite get balanced scoring in winning a third straight game Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles10:14Sotto to new Senate: We are legislators, not prosecutors or judges02:42PH 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 Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The company said Gilbert’s family requests privacy at this time.Gilbert has owned the Cavs since 2005.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe 57-year-old Gilbert introduced new Cavs coach John Beilein at a press conference Tuesday at the team’s training facility in Independence, Ohio.His hospitalization comes a month before his Rocket Mortgage is to host Detroit’s first PGA Tour event. It also follows his launch of a ballot drive just days earlier to push auto insurance reform in Michigan. The state Legislature passed a landmark insurance reform bill Friday. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

Serena Williams crushes Nara to reach French Open third round

first_imgNaomi Osaka wins but takes tough road at French Open View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Williams was back at her best on Thursday, hammering 10 aces and 36 winners past Nara as she looks to draw level with Margaret Court’s all-time record of major singles titles.Her last Grand Slam trophy came at the 2017 Australian Open before taking a break from the sport to give birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia.World number 238 Nara, who stands a mere 5ft 1in (1.55m), showed some early resistance in a marathon sixth game that featured nine deuces, saving six break points to leave her illustrious opponent frustrated.But 10th seed Williams did break in Nara’s next service game, powering a forehand return past the world number 238, before serving out the opening set with ease.The match was as good as over as a serious contest just three games into the second set, when Williams took advantage of her third break point to claim a 2-1 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFPcenter_img Williams will face Sofia Kenin for a last-16 spot, after her fellow American received a walkover following Canadian Bianca Andreescu’s withdrawal through injury.“I’m very serious when I play, but I’m happy,” she said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe three-time Roland Garros title winner had racked up her 800th career main draw win in a first-round match against Vitalia Diatchenko, which saw her unveil her ‘mother, champion, queen, goddess’ logo on her playing gear, despite dropping the opening set.A mouthwatering quarter-final clash with Naomi Osaka, who famously beat Williams in a dramatic 2018 US Open final, remains a possibility after the world number one’s thrilling three-set win over Victoria Azarenka. MOST READ Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Japan’s Kurumi Nara in two sets, 6-3, 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)Serena Williams put her nervy start to the French Open behind her by thrashing Japanese qualifier Kurumi Nara on Thursday to step up her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.The 37-year-old cruised into the third round with a 6-3, 6-2 victory on Court Philippe Chatrier.ADVERTISEMENT And Williams cantered through as Nara wilted, sealing the win on her second match point with an ace.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar, Helen named for Giants International Awards

first_imgCricket maestro and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood danseuse Helen are among this year’s Giants International awardees, according to an announcement here Tuesday.Tendulkar will get the award for lifetime achievement in sports while Helen Salim Khan will be honoured for her lifetime contribution to films.The awards shall be given away by the Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah at a function Wednesday.Tendulkar will get the award for lifetime achievement in sports while Helen Salim Khan will be honoured for her lifetime contribution to films.The other awardees include Urvi Piramal (Business & Industry), Hemant Thacker (Medicine), Kulinkant Luthia (Social Service), Bahubali Shah (Journalism), Anu Malik (Music) and Patangrao Kadam (Education).Giants International was founded Sep 17, 1972 by Nana Chudasama who is now its world chairman, with a purpose to serve humanity, promote unity, harmony and homogeneity among its members.For the past 35 years, it has worked for family planning, disaster management, flood relief, rainwater harvesting, low-cost housing, AIDS, drugs abuse awareness, academics, medicine, environment and saving the girl child.According to Giants International Executive World Chairperson Shaina NC, the organisation has 600 branches in India and abroad in countries like the US, Britain, Africa, Ukraine and Mauritius.last_img read more

Carpal biopsy

first_imgBiopsy of the wrist and carpal structures.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img

Knee joint replacement

first_imgDefinitionKnee joint replacement is surgery to replace a knee joint with a man-made joint. The artificial joint is called a prosthesis.Alternative NamesTotal knee replacement; Knee arthroplasty; Knee replacement – total; Tricompartmental knee replacement; Subvastus knee replacement; Knee replacement – minimally invasive; Knee arthroplasty – minimally invasiveDescriptionDamaged cartilage and bone are removed from the knee joint. Man-made pieces are then placed in the knee.These pieces may be placed in the following places in the knee joint:Lower end of the thigh bone. This bone is called the femur. The replacement part is usually made of metal.Upper end of the shin bone, which is the large bone in your lower leg. This bone is called the tibia. The replacement part is usually made from metal and a strong plastic.Back side of your kneecap. Your kneecap is called the patella. The replacement part is usually made from a strong plastic.You will not feel any pain during the surgery. You will have one of these two types of anesthesia:General anesthesia. This means you will be asleep and unable to feel pain.Regional (spinal or epidural) anesthesia. Medicine is put into your back to make you numb below your waist. You will also get medicine to make you sleepy. And you may get medicine that will make you forget about the procedure, even though you are not fully asleep.After you receive anesthesia, your surgeon will make a cut over your knee to open it up. This cut is often 8 to 10 inches long. Then your surgeon will:advertisementMove your kneecap (patella) out of the way, then cut the ends of your thigh bone and shin (lower leg) bone to fit the replacement part.Cut the underside of your kneecap to prepare it for the new pieces that will be attached there.Fasten the two parts of the prosthesis to your bones. One part will be attached to the end of your thigh bone and the other part will be attached to your shin bone.Attach both parts to the underside of your kneecap. A special bone cement is used to attach these parts.Repair your muscles and tendons around the new joint and close the surgical cut.The surgery takes about 2 hours.Most artificial knees have both metal and plastic parts. Some surgeons now use different materials, including metal on metal, ceramic on ceramic, or ceramic on plastic.Why the Procedure Is PerformedThe most common reason to have a knee joint replaced is to relieve severe arthritis pain. Your doctor may recommend knee joint replacement if:Youre having pain for knee arthritis that keeps you from sleeping or doing normal activities.You cant walk and take care of yourself.Your knee pain has not improved with other treatment.You understand what surgery and recovery will be like.Most of the time, knee joint replacement is done in people ages 60 and older. Younger people who have a knee joint replaced may put extra stress on the artificial knee and cause it to wear out early.Before the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:Prepare your home.Two weeks before surgery you may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin), and other drugs.You may also need to stop taking medicines that can make your body more likely to get an infection. These include methotrexate, Enbrel, or other medicines that suppress your immune system.Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other medical conditions, your surgeon will ask you to see the doctor who treats you for these conditions.Tell your doctor if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol, more than 1 or 2 drinks a day.If you smoke, you need to stop. Ask your doctor or nurse for help. Smoking will slow down wound and bone healing. Your recovery may not be as good if you keep smoking.Always let your doctor know about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illness you have before your surgery.You may want to visit a physical therapist to learn some exercises to do before surgery.Set up your home to make everyday tasks easier.Practice using a cane, walker, crutches, or a wheelchair correctly.On the day of your surgery:advertisementYou will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take the drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureYou will stay in the hospital for 3 to 4 days. During that time you will recover from your anesthesia and from the surgery itself. You will be asked to start moving and walking as soon as the first day after surgery.Full recovery will take4 months to a year.Some people need a short stay in a rehabilitation center after they leave the hospital and before they go home. At a rehab center, you will learn how to safely do your daily activities on your own.Outlook (Prognosis)The results of a total knee replacement are often excellent. The operation relieves pain for most people. Most people do not need help walking after they fully recover.Most artificial knee joints last 10 to 15 years. Some last as long as 20 years before they loosen and need to be replaced again.ReferencesMihalk WM. Arthroplasty of the knee. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 7.Jones CA, Beaupre LA, Johnston DW, Suarez-Almazor ME. Total joint arthroplasties: current concepts of patient outcomes after surgery. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2007; 33(1):71-86.Leopold SS. Minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis. N Engl J Med. 2009;360:1749-1758.Review Date:8/12/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

Turgutlu: Funeral of Turkish army officer

first_imgTolga Artug in his hometown (B) Hesperia : A vehicle crosses a flooded section of Carob Street (A) Karachi:FILE-Family members of Shafqat Hussain, who was convicted and hanged for killing a boy (A) Tel Aviv : sandstorm in Tel Aviv (A) Kiev : Thousands of Ukrainian servicemen and civilians lay flowers on the site where three officers were killed (A) Vatican City : Newlywed couples attend Pope Francis weekly general audience (A) Ankara : Family members mourn Fehmi Sahin, one of 14 policemen killed in a roadside bomb attack in Igdir a day ago, during his funeral (A) MALE:Mohamed Nasheed,escorted by policemen returns after appearing at the High Court (B) SPORTS Mumbai : Sachin gives playing tips (B) Mumbai : Ajinkya Rhane (A) Stuttgart:Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships(A) PTI PHOTO GCS BMRlast_img read more

Jenson Button hints at retiring from F1

first_imgJenson Button has increased speculation he is set to retire from Formula One after telling British reporters that the ‘joy’ of competing was missing and he had made a decision about his future.Media reports suggested the McLaren driver, whose wife is Japanese, was likely to announce at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix that he would be leaving Formula One at the end of the year.”The joy of being in the car is only there if you’re fighting at the front, because you feel like you’re achieving something,” the 2009 world champion said after Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix.”If you’re fighting near the back, you’re driving an F1 car, but you can easily get joy driving something else. The joy you get is from competing. It’s about fighting at the front,” added the Briton.Also read: Singapore Grand Prix: Fan wanders onto track, creates a flutter “It’s about the possibility of standing on top of the podium. That’s the joy of F1.”The Briton, who made his debut with Williams in 2000, has won 15 grands prix — eight with McLaren.Button’s words sounded markedly different to last season, when there was also considerable speculation about his future but he ended up staying while young Dane Kevin Magnussen was dropped to a reserve role.Then, with the car still an unknown quantity, he was adamant he wanted to stay.Magnussen would be a likely replacement if the 35-year-old does quit, although McLaren also have Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne, leader of the GP2 support series, as a rising star to accommodate.advertisementThe Honda-powered team, who have double world champion Fernando Alonso on a multi-year contract, are keen to find seats for both youngsters.last_img read more

US Open 2019 Schedule: Johanna Konta, Roger Federer, Serena Williams in Main Court Action Today

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Schedule of matches at the US Open on Tuesday (all times local, five and half hours ahead GMT, x denotes seeding):Arthur Ashe Stadium (16:00 GMT, 09:30pm IST) Elina Svitolina (UKR x5) v Johanna Konta (GBR x16)Stan Wawarinka (SUI x23) v Daniil Medvedev (RUS x5)(23:00 GMT, 04:30am IST)Serena Williams (USA x8) v Wang Qiang (CHN x18)Roger Federer (SUI x3) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) Daniil MedvedevGrigor Dimitrovjohanna kontaRoger Federer First Published: September 3, 2019, 1:22 PM ISTlast_img

Sports Ministry Throws Open Four Delhi Stadia Free of Cost to Federations, Athletes

first_img badmintonFootball DelhiIndira Gandhi stadiumJawaharlal Nehru stadium First Published: October 13, 2019, 2:52 PM IST New Delhi: In an unprecedented move, the Sports Ministry has decided to provide access to four of its sporting infrastructure, including the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Karni Singh Shooting range, free of cost to federations and athletes from November 1.The decision was made in an effort to promote the Fit India Movement and to make playfields and sporting infrastructure accessible to all sports persons across the country, the ministry said in a statement. The first phase will see stadiums in the capital, including Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JLN), Indira Gandhi Stadium (IG), Major Dhyanchand National Stadium and Karni Singh Shooting Range being opened for state and national federations to host competitions, tournaments and leagues of all sporting disciplines.Each stadium has been earmarked for a specific sport. JLN will host football leagues, training and competitions organised by federations, while IG stadium will be earmarked for wrestling, boxing, judo and badminton. Shooting competitions will be hosted at KSSR and hockey and swimming at National Stadium.Talking about the move, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said the government is trying its best to provide aspiring athletes with enough playfields to children and those interested in fitness and sports.”The Ministry has at its disposal some of the best sporting infrastructure of the country, and needs to be utilised for the benefit of promoting the sporting culture and ecosystem in the country,” Rijiju said.”The intention of the ministry is to increase use of existing sports infrastructure by 3 times in the next 3 months. I am sure this step will not only promote fitness, but will also prompt more youngsters to compete in sport and help us identify more talent for the country,” he added.However according to a ministry source, the electricity charges will have to be borne by the federations as per usage.”But in case the competition is of national level, Sports Authority of India may bear that cost on case-to-case basis,” the source said.The new policy will also allow non-SAI coaches to train their athletes at the stadia without any charge, provided that the coach has a minimum of at least 10 wards under his or her tutelage.Training sessions can be booked by a coach online from November 1 and the coach can charge a reasonable training fee from his or her trainees.Youngsters, who aren’t training for any sport professionally, will also have access to these stadia and can play a game of their choice by advance online booking against available slots.The All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Hockey India have already charted out a roadmap for conducting a number of leagues and competitions in the next three months, the statement said.The first league in the calendar is the Khelo India Golden League, underway at JLN, which will see football being played by U-7, U-9 and U-11 boys and girls.”This step taken by the Sports Ministry will help popularise the game of football in the Delhi-NCR region in a big way. We are starting with the Khelo India Golden League, and will soon be hosting the Khelo India Group A and Group B division leagues for clubs in Delhi,” said Shaji Prabhakaran, President, Football Delhi .”We would further initiate a holistic coaching programme for children in the age group of five years and above at JLN in which, over the next three months, we expect more than 400 youngsters to participate,” he added. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Sports Ministry recommends Sindhu for Padma Bhushan

first_imgSeptember 25, 2017 India’s ace shuttler P V Sindhu. File Photo   –  The Hindu India’s ace shuttler P V Sindhu. File Photo   –  The Hindu sport Riding on a series of good performances, Sindhu achieved a career-best world ranking of number two in April award and prize SHARE Published oncenter_img × 0 SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT COMMENTS Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu has been recommended for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, country’s third highest civilian award, by the Sports Ministry here today. “Yes, we have recommended Sindhu for Padma Bhushan,” a Sports Ministry official told PTI.A two-time bronze medallist at World Championship, Sindhu has been simply unstoppable ever since becoming the first Indian to win a silver at Rio Games last year.The 22-year-old from Hyderabad clinched the 2016 China Open Super Series Premier, India Open Super Series, bagged a historic silver at the Glasgow World Championship last month before laying claim to her third Super Series title at Korea Open this month.A three-time Macau Open champion, Sindhu also won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow this year.Riding on a series of good performances, Sindhu achieved a career-best world ranking of number two in April for a brief period. Last week, she climbed back to her number two position, following a good week at Seoul. In 2014, Sindhu won four bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, Incheon Asian Games, Uber Cup and Asia Championship. In March 2015, Sindhu was awarded India’s fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri.last_img read more

Indian women hockey team top group with third straight win

first_img× The Indian women’s hockey team recorded its third successive win in the Asia Cup, beating Malaysia 2–0 in the final pool game here today.India go into the quarterfinals as table toppers with nine points. The late goals by Vandana Katariya (54th minute) and Gurjit Kaur (55) saw the team through against Malaysia.In the previous match, India scored a 4–1 win over higher-ranked China.The first quarter saw both teams play cautiously. With Malaysia playing defensive hockey, India waited patiently without making any unforced errors.Having ended the first quarter in a stalemate, Malaysia put India on the back foot when they won the first penalty corner (PC) of the match in the initial minutes of the second quarter. However, an alert Rajani Etimarpu made a brilliant save.The next few minutes saw both teams trade PCs. While India earned one PC, Malaysia were awarded two but nothing came off it.Both teams played out evenly in the third quarter too.Another PC won by Malaysia was not capitalised by them, ending the third quarter too in a stalemate.India held their nerve to turn the match around in the fourth quarter. First it was forward Katariya who scored a sensational field goal in the 54th minute.The following minute saw drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur convert a PC, taking India’s lead to 2–0 that put pressure on the Malaysians.Malaysia made desperate attempts in the dying minutes of the match but the Indian defence held sway to emerge victorious. sport Published on hockey October 31, 2017center_img COMMENTS COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARElast_img read more