Telangana DOST UG Final Counselling 2017: Dates released at

first_imgThe Phase III or the final allotment for degree admission has been released by Degree Online Services Telangana (DOST).All the candidates can check the same at to the official notice, the third and final phase of counselling for degree courses in Telangana will begin on July 22 and continue till July 31.Further, the seat allotment under the final phase will be done on August 4 and candidates can report to their respective colleges till August 11.How to check the DOST 2017 seat allotment results:Log on to the official websiteClick on the ‘DOST 2017 seat allotment results’Login with your registration numberClick on the link for the second allotment listCheck your admission statusDownload and take print out of the same for future reference.Note: All the candidates taking admission under NCC/ACC and CAP, physically handicapped category among other extra-curricular activities such as NSS and sports need to appear for the counseling session from July 24 to July 31.Second allotment details:As reported by TOI, in the second allotment, of 4,09,067 seats available in over 1,300 colleges, 1,42,281 seats were filled through DOST. Figures provided by the DOST convenor reveals that maximum number of seats were confirmed by students in Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce degree. Of the 1,42,281 seats confirmed by students, 64,225 were taken up in BSc, 59,863 were taken up in BCom and 16,660 in BA.Here’s what Venkata Chalam, DOST convenor said:”We decided to have third phase of counselling because we are expecting that nearly two lakh seats will be filled after the final phase,” said Chalam in recent TOI report.advertisementThere are about 1,089 colleges across six universities offering 4,10,047 seats.First allotment details:In the first allotment, in total 1,40,033 seats were filled through DOST.Further, the maximum numbers of seats were filled in the Osmania University.The Telangana DOST seat allotment results are valid in the following universities:Osmania UniversityKakatiya UniversityTelangana UniversityMahatma Gandhi UniversitySatavahana UniversityPalamuru UniversityAbout DOST:Degree Online Services, Telangana (DOST) is a platform that helps in taking online admissions to undergraduate courses through this online service for the academic year 2017-18. It is a friendly and effortless way to apply for undergraduate courses.Further, it minimises candidates efforts and maximises your choices to opt for an undergraduate course.Read: UP NEET Counselling Result 2017: Released at Read: TNEA 2017 counselling to begin from July 23: Admit cards released at read more

10 years on, SRK and team relive the Chak De! journey

first_imgBy BedikaNew Delhi, Aug 8 (PTI) With its message of patriotism, secularism and womens empowerment, “Chak De! India” continues to be a film for the times 10 years on, says the team of Shimit Amin, Jaideep Sahni and Shah Rukh Khan.For director Shimit, story writer Jaideep and star Shah Rukh, this is one that will live on, and not just in their filmographies.Born from Jaideeps anger at the apathy towards women athletes, the film tells the story of an unsung womens hockey team and their disgraced coach Kabir Khan seeking redemption in their world cup victory.”The film is patriotic without being jingoist, it is cool without being frivolous, it is intense but not boring,” Shah Rukh told PTI.”Chak De!”, regarded as one of Indian cinemas most successful and loved sports films, was released on August 10, 2007.Shah Rukh says he did the film, which he describes as one of the most special in his career, for his father.”Shimit made it beautifully and I am glad that Adi (producer Aditya Chopra) thought of me as Kabir Khan. They waited for me for more than a year. The heart and the soul of the film are the young girls.”Due to his romantic hero persona, many thought he would not be able to pull off Kabir Khans character, says Shah Rukh.”It is one of the few films of mine which opened very poorly. I was really disturbed.”My father used to play hockey. The only reason I did this film was because I could use something that my father had taught me. I was emotionally attached with the film. But it did really well after opening poorly.”advertisementHe was so nervous about the films future that he left for London. “It was a lovely film and I did not want to hear all that (negativity).”Shimit says the team approached the story with idealism.”We felt it was a special film and something that would be made on its own. We believed in the idealism of what we were doing. We had this amazing sense that we were going to make the best film that we could. There was no calculation involved.”The director, who went on to make “Rocket Singh”, says “Chak De!” did not impress viewers in a test screening. They realised they had a successful film only after its release.Asked why they picked Shah Rukh for a role that involved no romance, the director says they wanted someone with a certain kind of grace and dignity.”Shah Rukh had that presence. He had that maturity. He also came from a middle class background. There were a lot of things that felt right about him. Adi pitched the film to SRK and he told us that it sounded very interesting to him.”Amongst Shimits favourite moments from the film is Kabir Khans “Yeh sattar minute” monologue.”This was a sports film and we needed a motivational speech. It was exciting to see SRK act that part. He really killed it.”Another favourite scene is Kabir Khans reaction when the team actually wins — they are no tears, no hugs just a deep sigh as he turns away from the euphoria on the field.The director says he is glad that they did not opt for a conventional ending.”When you come to think of it, this is not a very filmy moment. We had seen a Japanese coach react like that during Olympics. The idea behind the scene was that this person has given so much of himself that he no longer knows how to react.”He had held himself together for this particular moment and then he just does not know. There is a separation that starts for him right at that moment. He realises that he is no longer a part of this game and has done his bit and it is now over.”For writer Jaideep, the story is a “piece of his heart” he shared with the world.”As a writer I feel like Chak De! is a piece of my heart which now belongs to everybody. There were things that we felt very emotional about and we wanted to say those things with the film,” says the man who also wrote “Khosla Ka Ghosla” and “Company”.The writer says they were very careful in portraying patriotism in the film.”Patriotism does not mean ignoring our own shortcomings and just going on praising ourselves. It is about seeing the shortcomings and rising above it. Patriotism does not mean criticising people who are different from us or the countries which are different from us.”advertisementIt all started when he spotted an article about womens athletes in the back page of a newspaper, a story, he says, that should have been on the front page.”Women athletes have always been great. It is just that nobody knew about them. The more time I spent with them the more angry I became. They are not the first people that come to your mind when you think about national heroes. The whole motivation was to create a bridge between them and the rest of the country,” Sahni says. PTI BK MINlast_img read more

NSD Bengaluru chapter students evicted from premises due to non-payment of rent, hold protests

first_imgStudents and staff of the Bengaluru chapter of the National School of Drama (NSD) have been evicted from their premises due to non-payment of rent and are now holding sit-ins on the roads in protest.Officials of the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports reached the NSD premises and threw out their furniture and other movable items inside out on the streets.The students and staff are hopeful that they will be provided proper accommodation soon. Department officials have alleged that the NSD Bengaluru chapter did not respond to the notices served to them on the outstanding rent amount and eventually also discontinued paying taxes. It is because of this the officials said that they had been forced to take such stern action.Furniture used by NSD Bengaluru chapter students thrown out on the streets.NSD Bengaluru Director C. Basavalingaiah said, “The monthly rent was increased from Rs 20,000 to Rs 55,000 which was exorbitant and unreasonable. We could not afford to pay such a huge amount.”NSD BENGALURU CHAPTER WAS GETTING READY FOR 8TH THEATRE OLYMPICSSadly, it was this very chapter of NSD that was getting ready to host the prestigious 8th Theatre Olympics in Bengaluru. India was hosting the Theatre Olympics for the first time after the event completed its circuit in Greece, Japan, Russia, Turkey South Korea, China and Poland.Students are staging a dharna, singing songs and playing music to protest against the eviction and get a roof back above their head.Meanwhile, the Youth Empowerment and Sports Department has claimed that the state government has given space to NSD at the Bengaluru university called kalagraama. It says that adequate accommodation and infrastructure have been provided at the Bengaluru university on the outskirts of the city due to the growing demand of theatre artists. But the protesting students and staff refuse to move out of the Guru Nanak auditorium on Cunningham Road in the heart of the city.advertisementTheatre students from states across the country including Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and Union Territories of Puducherry and Lakshadweep are participating in the protests and are locked up inside the premises.ALSO READ |Noida: Homebuyers stage protest against Amrapali Group Tamil Nadu school pastor, accused of sexual harassment bid, absconding; students protest Bengaluru grapples with waterlogged streets, sewage issues after heaviest August downpourlast_img read more

Ranji Trophy: Ishan Kishan guides Jharkhand to victory against Haryana

first_imgJharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh defeated their respective opponents to clinch victories on Day-4 of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament on Friday.In Group B, Jharkhand rode on brilliant unbeaten knocks from openers Ishan Kishan (46 not out) and Nazim Siddiqui (24 not out) to chase down a narrow target of 81 runs against Haryana, helping their side clinch victory by 10-wickets at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.Earlier in the day, Haryana were bundled to 269 runs in the second innings.Meanwhile, Kerala rode on fine bowling from off-spinner Sijomon Joseph (5-84) to bundle out Rajasthan for 211 runs in Group B, sealing the match by 131 runs at the St Xavier’s College Ground in Thiruvananthapuram.In Group A, Maharashtra leg-spinner Chirag Khurana returned figures of 6-131 to dismiss Uttar Pradesh to 292 runs, helping his side clinch victory by 31 runs at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.In another tie from the group, Karnataka spinning duo Shreyas Gopal (4/91) and Krishnappa Gowtham (3-93) bagged seven wickets in unison to dismiss Hyderabad to 320 runs, winning the match by 59 runs at the KSCA Navule Stadium in Shimoga.In Group D, Punjab bowlers Raghu Sharma and Vinay Choudhary bagged three-wicket each to dismiss Goa to 256, winning the match by 133 runs at the Goa Cricket Association Academy Ground in Porvorim.In another tie from the group, Himachal Pradesh rode on brilliant bowling from off-spinner Gurvinder Singh (6-52) to restrict Services to 228, winning the match by 97 runs at the Palam A Stadium.last_img read more

Virat Kohli, batsman and captain par excellence, turns 29: A look at what makes him so special

first_imgVirat Kohli has turned 29.India’s captain and the number one batsman in ODIs and T20 Internationals, has plenty to celebrate as another year rolls by in what has been undoubtedly an exciting life. At the peak of an illustrious career, Kohli has carved his niche as one of the all-time greats across formats.Factor this: Kohli is in his 10th year of international cricket and he already has 49 hundreds – 32 in ODIs and 17 in Tests. The Delhi dasher is being touted to overtake Sachin Tendulkar’s 49 ODI centuries and is the only man to score double hundreds in four successive Test series.Besides, he has had a fantastic run as captain, having led India to 19 wins in 29 Tests. Under his leadership, India have lost only three matches in the traditional format.(BCCI Photo)That’s not it. In 43 ODIs, Kohli has led India to wins in 33. He took over as full-time captain of India’s limited-overs teams in January when MS Dhoni stepped down and has since overseen series triumphs over England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand. He had also led India to the final of the Champions Trophy in England where they lost to Pakistan.Kohli, at 29, is an unstoppable force. The fastest to 9000 ODI runs, 32 hundreds, runs as a batsman, wins as captain – he has everything going for him. He is also a darling of endorsers. Brands queue up to sign him up but he does not let the big bucks lure him into endorsing products he would not useadvertisementFor long obsessed with Sachin Tendulkar and then MS Dhoni, India’s cricket masses dance to the tune of Virat Kohli. Young men want to look like him, get tattoos and hit the gym. An entire generation of young cricket aspirants want to grow up to do what Kohli does on the field.There is not just one side to the man. Kohli is a team-man to the core. Nothing excites him more than an Indian win – every run that comes off his bat is intended to be a contribution towards another Indian victory.Kohli, the captain, does not back down in the face of a severe contest on the field. Sometimes, some feel, he overdoes it with his aggression but then that is the kind of cricketer he is – passionate, aggressive and intent. He has had some run-ins with the Australian team but then he has also managed to hold his own.Back in the 2014-15 season, Kohli was involved in some sparring contests with a few of the Aussie cricketers but the Indian star responded with four hundreds in four Tests. At home earlier this year, he was particularly disturbed with the DRS row that engulfed the Bengaluru Test. Even though he had an ordinary time with the bat, his shrewd captaincy set India up for yet another series win.There are various facets to Kohli’s personality. He came on to the international scene as a chubby teenager, who admittedly had bad eating habits. He conceded he stayed up too long and had a bit of an unhealthy lifestyle. All of that changed in the summer of 2012 and Kohli, today, is a far cry from the young man five years ago.#HappybirthdayVirat BCCI (@BCCI) November 4, 2017Today, Kohli is among the fittest athletes in the world. He is suave, sharp, speaks his mind and commands respect from the entire fraternity. Former cricketers speak highly of him and he has returned that respect in equal measure. Kohli’s equations with Tendulkar and Dhoni are well-documented and the respect and honour he gave Ashish Nehra in his farewell match at Feroz Shah Kotla won him more admirers.There are bigger challenges lined up for the poster boy of Indian cricket but he looks ready to take then head-on.last_img read more

Dhoni backs Kohli, says needs preparation time for tough tours

first_imgKunzer (J&K), Nov 26 (PTI) Senior India player Mahendra Singh Dhoni today backed captain Virat Kohli on the issue of cramped scheduling and said that the team needs time to get used to the conditions in tours like South Africa.Dhoni, who is not in the Test side but will be in the ODI team in the upcoming South Africa tour, however, said that as an international cricketer it was a challenge one has to face.”It is absolutely right, because we play so much cricket that we do not get much preparation time when we go overseas to play. But as an international cricketer, this is also a challenge,” Dhoni said here.”It takes some time to get used to, but if you see this team, there are many cricketers who have played overseas and it helps a lot. If they get six to eight or 10 days, it is good, but whatever time they get, I think they will do well,” he said in response to a question about Kohlis statement.The former India captain was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a match played at Kunzer cricket ground, 35km from Srinagar, in north Kashmirs Baramulla district.Dhoni was the chief guest at the finals of Chinar Cricket Premier League, organised by Srinagar-based Chinar Corps of the Army.”This time when the (Test) team leaves for South Africa, they will only get some time to prepare before playing the matches. The ODI team after that will also want to try to get seven to eight days because the conditions are different there, there is more bounce,” he said.advertisementAsked whether there should be a bilateral series between India and Pakistan, Dhoni said it should be best left to the government.He said when it comes to a cricket match between the arch-rivals, it becomes much more than sports.”When it comes to India-Pakistan cricket, it is not just sports, but becomes much bigger than that. It is not a simple decision, but a diplomatic and a political decision,” he said.”So, it is a big decision and I think we should leave it to the government to decide. If the government decides, we will go and play and if they decide against it, we will play some other series,” he added.He said when the Indian cricket team plays, more than the sporting aspect, the economic aspect is also involved.”Its not just cricket and to say that its just cricket, would be wrong. It is much more than that and it impacts economy a lot.”It is said that sports should be kept away from politics, but when it comes to cricket and involvement of Indian cricket team�– be it a bilateral series or any big tournament — it is not just cricket because wherever we go to play, we generate a lot of money and ultimately that money flows into the economy,” said Dhoni.In response to a question about Suresh Rainas comments that he often gets angry, Dhoni said he conducted himself according to the situation.”We also enjoy inside the dressing room, we talk, the pitch-level is sometimes high and sometimes low. The meaning of cool that we associate is calm and if not cool then an angry one,” he said.”There are many zones in the middle of it where you enjoy and make fun. Once (I am playing) in the ground, I do not joke around, but inside the dressing room I enjoy a lot. So, I conduct myself according to how I think I should conduct myself in different areas,” he said. PTI SSB PDS CM CMlast_img read more

Only Netaji’s ideology can save India from further disintegration, says BJP leader Chandra Bose

first_imgBeginning the fourth session at the India Today Conclave East, moderator Boria Majumdar, consulting editor, sports, India Today, said, “You cannot not have a conclave in this part of the world, in Kolkata, and not talk about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose with people who either are part of the family who’ve been writing about, agitating, demanding justice, feeling persecuted for the longest time.”BJP leader Chandra Bose, grand nephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, author and activist Anuj Dhar, and academic Prof DN Bose joined Majumdar for the session on Nejaji titled ‘Subhas Bose: The Enduring Legend’.Responding to Majumdar’s question, “Are we in Bengal always going to cry foul saying we did not get our due?”, BJP leader Chandra Bose said, “For the last 70 years, successive Congress governments have obliterated the contribution of the liberator of India (Netaji). The NDA government, for the first time, on January 23, 2016, ushered in an era of transperancy by declassifying files pertaining to Subhas Chandra Bose.”  Anuj Dhar, responding to Majumdar question if Bengalis are victims and is that the reason why Netaji has not gotten his due, said, “90 per cent of Bengalis are least bothered about Subhas Chandra Bose. Had they been, things would have been different.””He (Netaji) was forgotten the day he left this country,” said Dhar.Disagreeing with Dhar, Prof DN Bose said, “You are not aware of the number of books written in Bengali. You’re ignorant of the passion people of Bengal has for Netaji.”Majumdar said the TMC government and the NDA government came together to celebrate a cause, possibly the only one – Netaji.advertisementChandra Bose said, “Enough distortions have taken place in the freedom history movement. What is the relevance of Netaji today? We should understand the essence of Bose’s ideology – in the Azad Hind Fauj, there were no Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs – only Bharatiyas. Both the central and state governments should understand this and keep the country united.”‘BELONGING TO BOSE’S FAMILY A DISADVANTAGE’  On being asked if he would have been appropriated by a ruling party if not for his Bose surname, BJP leader Chandra Bose said, “Belonging to Bose’s family is, in fact, a disadvantage. People’s expectations are much higher in that case. Genetic science makes me look like Netaji but people want me to perform like him, which I am trying.””We all need a closure on the issue but the government is not ready to act,” Anuj Dhar said. “To solve the Netaji mystery, the Intelligence Bureau files on Bose first need to be declassified,” he said.Is Subhas Chandra Bose a naitonal icon or has he become just a Bengal icon, Majumdar asked.”Only Netaji’s ideology can save this nation from further disintergration, regardless of the party in power,” said Chandra Bose.”Netaji won’t go away, like Aroon Purie tweeted last year. Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘ahimsa brand’ was promoted all along, but it is Netaji who’s making waves now,” said Anuj Dhar.DN Bose said, “Netaji is a national icon. I’ve seen the kind of recognition he gets in places like Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Right from 1939, he proved he’s an Indian icon.”WATCH | We appreciated Bengal Chief Minister’s move of declassifying Bose files, says BJP’s Chandra Bose at India Today Conclavelast_img read more

Miscue Costly, Phils Beat Mets, 6-5

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — Chris Young made no excuses for a costly error, even though it was quite windy.Reid Brignac’s RBI single in the bottom of the 14th inning gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-5 win over Young and the New York Mets on May 30.Marlon Byrd reached second when Young dropped his fly ball to right field for an error leading off the 14th. Carlos Ruiz followed with a single to center off Jenrry Mejia (4-2) that sent Byrd to third. After pinch-hitter Cesar Hernandez was intentionally walked, Brignac drove an opposite-field shot that one-hopped the wall in left.“I was looking dead at it when it was coming down,” Young said. “I can’t explain it. I have no idea how I dropped a routine fly ball, but it happened. It cost us the game. Now I just have to get ready to play tomorrow.”Brignac rounded first base and was mobbed by teammates in shallow right field. The Mets slumped back to their dugout.“The wind was blowing pretty bad,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “But he still got there and he just dropped it. You feel terrible for anybody who drops a ball and it costs his team.”Domonic Brown hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs for the Phillies, who snapped the Mets’ six-game winning streak at Citizens Bank Park, dating to last season.Justin De Fratus (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win. Phillies starter A.J. Burnett had a season-high 11 strikeouts, but allowed five runs and five hits in seven innings. He had to pitch out of trouble often because of six walks.Mets rookie Rafael Montero lasted just 3 2-3 innings, allowing four runs — three earned — and seven hits in the shortest of his four career starts. Coming off a 10-strikeout performance last May 25 against Arizona, Montero didn’t fan any of Philadelphia’s strikeout-prone batters. The Phillies struck out 15 times in a 4-1 loss to the Mets on May 29.Bobby Abreu hit a two-run double to give the Mets a 5-4 lead in the fifth after David Wright and Curtis Granderson struck out with two runners on.But the Phillies answered in the bottom half against Daisuke Matsuzaka. Byrd walked, went to third on Ruiz’s double and scored on Brown’s groundout to tie it at 5.Byrd walked to start the Philadelphia fourth and Ruiz singled. Brown then hit a high drive out to right to give the Phillies a 4-3 lead. Brown, an NL All-Star last year, was hitting .199 before connecting for his fourth homer this season. Brown hit 12 of his team-high 27 homers last May.Burnett helped himself with a leadoff single in the third. He went to third base when Abreu booted Jimmy Rollins’ single to right for an error. Chase Utley followed with an RBI groundout to cut it to 3-1.The Mets took a 3-0 lead in the second on Lucas Duda’s RBI double, Travis d’Arnaud’s RBI groundout and Ruben Tejada’s RBI single.(ROB MAADDI, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Raiders Fire Coach Dennis Allen

first_imgALAMEDA, California — The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Sept. 29th, just four games — and four losses — into his third season.The decision was announced soon after the Raiders returned from London where they lost their 10th straight game dating back to last season, 34-14 to the Miami Dolphins. The firing was first reported by Fox Sports.Allen was the first head coach hired by Oakland after the death of longtime owner Al Davis. His 8-28 win-loss record is the worst for the club since before Davis arrived in 1963.An announcement on the interim coach will come Sept. 30th, with offensive line coach Tony Sparano and offensive coordinator Greg Olson the most likely options.The Raiders have had 11 straight seasons of more losses than wins and no playoff berths. Oakland will now have its eighth coach since 2003.Allen and General Manager Reggie McKenzie were hired after the team finished 8-8 under coach Hue Jackson in 2011, falling one game short of a playoff bid.They were expected to steady a franchise that ran into disrepair during Davis’ final years as owner. Instead, the team has become worse.The two were hamstrung their first two seasons by a lack of premium draft picks and a difficult salary-cap situation due to bad contracts handed out by Davis.But after spending their first two years overhauling the roster, owner Mark Davis expected the Raiders to be much more competitive this season after having ample salary cap room in the offseason and a near full complement of draft picks.Instead, the Raiders have looked overmatched at times. They fell behind 27-0 after three quarters of their only home game against Houston and trailed by 31 points after three quarters against the Dolphins.In all, Allen had more losses by at least 20 points (nine) than wins. It was performances like those that Davis said he no longer wanted to see in Allen’s third season and ultimately led to his downfall.(JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Jets’ Gang Green Dominates

first_imgFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The ball dropped out of Frank Gore’s hands and Calvin Pace could hardly believe his eyes.The New York Jets pounced on the ball and turned what appeared to be a certain score against them into a momentum-swinging turnover in their favor Sept. 21 night in a 20-7 victory at Indianapolis.That’s how it’s gone for Todd Bowles’ bunch with an NFL-best 10 takeaways in two games — just three off the Jets’ total for all of last season.“We’ve gotten lucky,” linebacker Calvin Pace said. “The Frank Gore one, to be honest with you, I’ve played against Frank for years and I’ve never seen him fumble. Just happened to be in the right place at the right time, and we’ve got to keep it going.”The Jets lead the league with six fumble recoveries and are tied for tops with four interceptions. New York is also No. 1 with 31 points off turnovers and a plus-8 margin.“We just want to get one,” defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers said. “Right now, it’s something that we stress and that the guys, from the first time we got together, that’s just something that, one, helps win games in this league, everybody knows.“And, right now, the ball is just bouncing our way and I hope it keeps bouncing to us.”Cornerback Darrelle Revis recovered the ball that Gore — without anyone touching him — fumbled near the goal line. He also had another fumble recovery, giving him an NFL-leading three on the season, and an interception.“We dissect the opponent,” Revis said, “and we go through the game plan and we try to figure out ways to create turnovers.”Revis is hardly the only one benefiting from the early season turnover party. Calvin Pryor, Marcus Gilchrist and Marcus Williams also have interceptions, and Quinton Coples and Antonio Cromartie have recovered fumbles.Even wide receiver Brandon Marshall has gotten into the action, ripping the ball out of the hands of Cleveland’s Tashaun Gipson in the opener, turning an interception into a fumble recovery for New York.“You don’t explain how you get them, you just get them,” Bowles said. “We try to emphasize it, but I’m not going to sit here and say everything we got we earned. They give you some when they make mistakes, too.”A little luck? Sure. But being aggressive on defense has turned the Jets into an opportunistic group. It has New York at 2-0 for the first time since 2011 and looking for its first 3-0 mark to start a season since 2009.The lack of turnovers was a weak spot all last season under Rex Ryan. The Jets finished last in the league in the category, and their first interception didn’t come until Week 5 when Phillip Adams had one in a 31-0 loss at San Diego.“When you can’t get turnovers in this league, no matter how good you are,” nose tackle Damon Harrison said, “if you can’t put your offense in a better position, it’s going to be tough to win.”Pace attributes the Jets’ success to a ballhawking secondary, solid tackling and miscues by opponents. Tip drills, punching the ball out and simply knowing where the ball is at all times have all been factors, too.“Obviously, offenses are going to be a little bit more aware that we are trying to get turnovers,” Pace said. “So, they’re going to try to be more cautious and take care of the ball.”That will surely be on the minds of the Philadelphia Eagles, who come into MetLife Stadium on Sunday with an offense that has gotten off to a slower start than expected — especially with Chip Kelly’s up-tempo approach.The Eagles have turned the ball over five times in two games, including four interceptions by Sam Bradford.“They’re pretty multiple in their looks, especially on third down, changing personnel groupings, changing the front looks, changing their blitz patterns,” Bradford said.The Jets have just three sacks, a number that ranks them in the bottom half of the league. But they’re OK with that, as long as they’re putting pressure on quarterbacks regularly.“The turnovers have kind of picked up that slack for us there,” Pace said. “As long as we’re winning, that’s all that matters. (Sacks) are going to come, though. They come in bunches.”As do turnovers, apparently. At least for the Jets. “I can’t guarantee five a game,” Pace said, smiling, “but two or three, that’s where we need to be at.”So, is Pace predicting two or three a game? “I can’t guarantee that, either,” he said, “but that’s what we’re shooting for.” (DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Olympiacos-Panathinaikos Sold Out

first_imgGreece’s version of the “El Classico” will be played on March 13 at the Karaiskakis stadium before a sold-out crowd, as fans – only Olympiacos supporters, in this case – apparently don’t care that their club has already sealed up the 2015-16 first division championship. The rivalry with Panathinaikos Athens was enough to ensure that no tickets were available by Tuesday afternoon.The prestige of a win in the big derby is still a draw in Greece’s battered and increasingly maligned “Superleague” football (soccer) league.The season’s first matchup between the two clubs, at Panathinaikos Leoforos Alexandras pitch, wasn’t even played, as the head referee deemed that conditions were too dangerous due to the risk of hooligan violence. Considered by the Panathinaikos side as self-fulfilling prophecy, some hardcore fans subsequently stormed the turf after the game was postponed, resulting in the Athens club losing the game by default and facing a loss of points.One Olympiacos player with an extra incentive for the Sunday game is Costas Fourtounis, as reports state that scouts from Italian giant Juventus will be on hand to check out the 24-year-old Greek international’s performance.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

FIFA head Infantino suggests 48-team World Cup

first_imgGENEVA (AP) — World Cup expansion plans got even bigger Monday, and the 2026 tournament could have 48 teams playing instead of 32.FIFA President Gianni Infantino outlined the idea that would see 16 teams go home after playing just one game in a new opening playoff round.The 16 playoff winners would join 16 seeded teams to begin a 32-team group stage that follows the current World Cup format.Expanding to 48 means “more countries and regions all over the world would be happy,” Infantino said in a speech in Bogota, Colombia.Infantino’s suggested format would create a tournament of 80 matches instead of the current 64 — driving up the price broadcasters would pay for rights to the world’s most-watched sports event.FIFA earned around $5 billion from the 2014 tournament in Brazil.The 2026 World Cup format and bidding process will begin to be discussed next week when Infantino chairs a FIFA Council meeting in Zurich.The United States, Canada and Mexico are potential bidders for a tournament that the North American soccer body CONCACAF believes it is overdue to host for the first time since the U.S. staged the World Cup in 1994.The FIFA ruling council’s decision on the 2026 format is expected within months and is set to be a defining issue of Infantino’s presidency before he is due for re-election in 2019.Infantino wooed FIFA voters by promising a 40-team World Cup before winning election in February. He is completing the mandate of Sepp Blatter, who supported a 32-team World Cup.Now Infantino believes that “with 40 teams, the math doesn’t work.”“You could have a tournament in which the 16 best teams advance to a group stage and the other 16 will came out of a ‘playoff’ ahead of the group stage, and the World Cup could end up with 48 teams,” Infantino said at a university in the Colombian capital.How to define the “best” teams could ignite debate if seeding is decided on the merit of recent results, or a national team’s historical record at past World Cups.On current FIFA rankings, the 16 best teams all come from Europe and South America, except for 15th-ranked Mexico.Infantino’s previous employer, UEFA, provoked anger in recent weeks by changing future Champions League seeding and prize money distribution rules that favor traditional powers over emerging teams.Staging a World Cup of 48 teams would also add stress on host nations with extra demands for stadiums and training bases.That could favor candidates like the U.S. with existing infrastructure in place, or increase support for Infantino’s election campaign idea of regional hosting across multiple countries.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Just 60 Days until Costa Navarino’s 3rd Messinia Pro-Am Golf Tournament

first_imgATHENS – The countdown to Costa Navarino’s 3rd International Messinia Pro-Am golf tournament to be held February 20-23, 2019 has begun. Registrations for the 30 participating teams at the two 18-hole signature pitches, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course of Costa Navarino, will continue through the event’s official website until January 18, 2019.Messinia Pro-Am 2019 golfers will have access to real-time updates on scores both at team and individual levels through the GolfBox live score service.The 30 participating teams (comprising a professional and three amateurs) will compete with each other at The Dunes Course on Thursday, Feb. 21, The Bay Course on Friday, Feb. 22, and The Dunes Course on Saturday, Feb. 23.The pros will compete in a 54-hole Strokeplay individual competition at the tournament, claiming a total prize pool of 30,000 euros.The 3rd International Messinia Pro-Am tournament will further enhance the work of SOS Children’s Villages Greece, a member of SOS Children’s Villages International, that creates families for children in need.As last year, one can support SOS Children’s Villages in two ways: a) through the charity night “A good cause to STRIKE”, to be held on February 22 as part of the international tournament and b) online, through Messinia Pro-Am’s website, where one can support the SOS Children’s Village project with online donations via the link: Dunes Course at Costa Navarino. Photo: Messinia Pro-AmAegean, a member of Star Alliance, is the official airline partner of the event.Vodafone and Hertz are the official sponsors of the event.Erasmus is the official travel partner coordinating and ensuring the smooth registration and accommodation process.Official supporters of the tournament include J.Vourakis Sons EE, Nescafé Alegria, and Kalamata Papadimitriou.The tournament is assisted by ECOLAB.The 3rd Messinia Pro-Am is organized in collaboration with the PGAs of Europe and is held under the auspices of PGA of Greece and the Hellenic Golf Federation.For special accommodation packages at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and the full program of Messinia Pro-Am, please visit: the Messinia Pro-Am 2019 video preview here: #messiniaproam.Costa Navarino is the prime, sustainable destination in the Mediterranean, located in the region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese. One of the most unspoiled and breathtaking seaside Mediterranean landscapes, this area has been shaped by 4,500 years of history. Its philosophy is driven by a genuine desire to promote Messinia, while protecting and preserving its natural beauty and heritage. It comprises a number of distinct sites featuring 5-star deluxe hotels, luxury residences, conference facilities, spa and thalassotherapy centers, signature golf courses, as well as a wide range of unique year-round activities for adults and children. Navarino Dunes, the first area, is home to two luxury 5-star hotels, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino; The Dunes Course – the first signature golf course in Greece- Anazoe Spa, a 4,000 sq.m. spa and thalassotherapy center; the state-of-the-art conference center House of Events; specially designed facilities for children; as well as a variety of gastronomy venues, sports, outdoor, and cultural activities. Navarino Bay, the second area is home to the signature golf course, The Bay Course.The Dunes Course at Costa Navarino. Photo: Messinia Pro-AmThe Bay Course at the Messinia Pro-Am. Photo by Elias LefasTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ajax Eliminates Defending European Champs R. Madrid in Champions League Round of 16 (Pics,Vid)

first_imgMADRID (AP) — Ajax stunned Real Madrid 4-1 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday, eliminating the three-time defending champion 5-3 on aggregate in the round of 16 of the Champions League.Ajax needed less than 20 minutes to reverse a 2-1 deficit from the first leg, with Hakim Ziyech scoring in the seventh minute and David Neres in the 18th.Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois reacts after the third goal of Ajax during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Ajax at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)Dusan Tadic, who set up both first-half goals, added to the lead in the 62nd, and Lasse Schone sealed the Dutch team’s triumph — and its first quarterfinal appearance since 2003 — with a free kick from a tight angle in the 72nd.Marco Asensio had pulled the hosts closer a couple of minutes earlier.Ajax’s David Neres kicks the ball challenging Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during the Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Ajax at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)It was the fourth straight home loss for Madrid, something that hadn’t happened since 2004, and capped one of the worst weeks in the club’s recent history.It also ends an unprecedented era of dominance in the Champions League after winning three straight titles. Madrid had reached at least the semifinals in eight straight seasons and hadn’t failed to make it past the last 16 since 2010.The turn, the pass, the finish ?(via @brfootball)— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 5, 2019The humiliating defeat to Ajax followed two demoralizing home losses to Barcelona — 1-0 in the Spanish league and 3-0 in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey.Madrid, in its first season without Cristiano Ronaldo, hadn’t lost a Champions League knockout tie since the 2015 semifinal against Juventus.Ajax was playing in the last 16 for the first time since 2006.By: Tales Azzoni, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

AC Milan Withdraws from Europa League for Finance Breaches

first_imgLAUSANNE, Switzerland — AC Milan’s decision to voluntarily remove itself from next season’s Europa League to pay for UEFA financial fair play breaches received the consent of the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday.UEFA had already fined Milan 12 million euros ($13.5 million) of Europa League prize money in the case, which included a CAS ruling to overturn a ban from last season’s Europa League.Milan hopes this wipes the slate clean ahead of ongoing monitoring of its often troubled finances.CAS said it will invite UEFA’s cub financial control body “to issue a procedural order acknowledging the outcome of the present arbitration(s) and terminating the proceedings relating to the 2016/2017/2018 monitoring period, which have become moot.”Although Milan is a seven-time European champion, its finances have taken a hit during a six-year failure to qualify for the Champions League.While Milan’s finances now will not formally be examined by UEFA next season, the Rossoneri’s books will still come under scrutiny as soon as they qualify for Europe again.American hedge fund Elliott Management took control of Milan last year after the club’s former Chinese owner missed a deadline to repay part of a loan worth more than 300 million euros.While noting that it “inherited substantial accumulated losses” from the previous ownership, Milan said in a statement that the Europa League withdrawal “will act as a stimulus to maximize the efforts to become fully compliant with FFP, while at the same time consolidating the competitiveness of the club, and returning AC Milan to sustainability and a more positive future.”Milan could have expected at least 15 million euros ($17 million) from UEFA just for entering the Europa League, and close to 50 million euros ($57 million) for winning it.FILE – In this Nov. 8, 2018 file photo, Milan players react as Betis players, at the background, celebrate scoring their side’s first goal, during the Europa League, Group F soccer match between AC Milan and Betis, at the Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville, Spain. AC Milan’s decision Friday, June 28, 2019 to voluntarily remove itself from next season’s Europa League to pay for UEFA financial fair play breaches has received the consent of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. (AP Photo/Manuel Gomez, file)By withdrawing, it increases the likelihood that Milan will have to sell some of its top players to balance its books ahead of an anticipated return to Europe in 2020-21. There are already reports that 20-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma could be sold to Paris Saint-Germain for 50 million euros ($57 million).The agreement also reflects an improved relationship with Milan forged by Ivan Gazidis, the club’s new CEO, who had to forfeit his seat on the UEFA executive committee to make the move from Arsenal to Milan at the end of last year.Milan finished fifth in Serie A last month, missing out on the Champions League places by one point.While UEFA made no immediate announcement, the move should open the way for Roma to enter the group phase of the Europa League.Roma, which finished sixth in Serie A, had been slated to play Europa League qualifying beginning in late July.Torino, which finished seventh, takes Roma’s spot in the qualifying rounds.Milan failed to advance from the group stage of the Europa League last season after having fought and won at CAS to overcome a UEFA ban on entering.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Beta Layout: order PCBs faster and easier via drag & drop

first_img Continue Reading Previous congatec and Basler: technology partnership makes embedded vision easyNext Exploring the interplay between smart manufacturing and big data The prototype specialist and PCB manufacturer Beta LAYOUT has radically simplified the online ordering process for printed circuit boards. The redesigned PCB-POOL online calculator now allows the direct data upload of a PCB design via Drag & Drop in several native file formats.  Current accepted files formats include Altium Designer, EAGLE, Target 3001!, KiCad and Gerber X2.During the file upload, all the PCB file details are automatically transferred and the price is instantly calculated. For the user, this means a considerable amount of time is saved when ordering PCBs. In addition, the PCB design and stencil data images are visualized and where possible the entire PCB assembly is rendered as a 3D view. Upon request, the 3D data file is available for free download. These can be used for collision checks and for documentation purposes. Interested parties can also order a 3D printed model of their assembled PCB.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Xiaomi Mi A2 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant will come to India soon

first_imgXiaomi launched the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant of the Android One-backed Mi A2 in India on Wednesday at a price of Rs 16,999. It is now available for pre-order and will be available for buying from August 16 from Amazon India, and Mi Home Stores. At the same time, the company has also confirmed that it will be bringing the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant of the Mi A2 to India soon at an undisclosed price.The Mi A2 is successor to last year’s popular Mi A1 and is essentially a re-branded Mi 6X with Android One software. That’s not surprising since its predecessor, the Mi 5X, became the Mi A1 for global markets including India.It has a full-metal body and a 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with a 2160x1080p resolution. Also, it supports an unusual aspect ratio of 18:9. The phone measures 7.3mm in thickness and is protected up-top by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.In terms of core hardware, the Mi A2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It does not support expandable storage and also it does not ship with a headphone jack which means the same USB Type-C port at the bottom will have to be used for charging, data syncing and audio out.The Mi A2 is a dual-SIM phone that supports 4G LTE connectivity. It runs a stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo with a few custom Xiaomi apps like the Mi Remote that makes use of the phone’s IR blaster. The Mi A2 is further backed by a 3,000mAh battery. The Mi A2 India variant support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 technology.advertisementIn terms of optics, the Mi A2 sports a dual camera system on the rear. The dual camera module on the back of the Mi A2 comes with one 12-megapixel sensor (Sony IMX 486 sensor) and another 20-megapixel sensor (Sony IMX 376 sensor). Both the sensors have an f/1.75 aperture. The dual camera setup is further assisted by a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash. On the front, the Mi A2 comes with a 20-megapixel camera with soft LED flash.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi A2 review: Two steps forward, two steps backlast_img read more

Aamir Khan wishes Vinesh Phogat for Asiad 2018 gold with Dangal dialogue

first_imgVinesh Phogat made history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold, and congratulatory wishes poured in from all quarters. She defeated Japan’s Yuki Irie in the 50 kilogram women’s Freestyle final in Jakarta on Monday.Aamir Khan also took to Twitter to applaud Vinesh, and made a Dangal reference in the congratulatory message. The actor wrote, “Congratulations Vinesh for winning the Gold in the Asian Games. We are all so proud of you. Love, Aamir and the team of Dangal. Mhaari chhoriyan chhoron se kam hai ke!”Congratulations Vinesh for winning the Gold in the Asian Games. We are all so proud of you.Love, Aamir and the team of Dangal.Mhaari chhoriyan chhoron se kam hai ke! Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) August 20, 2018For the uninitiated, Aamir played the role of Vinesh’s uncle, Mahavir Singh Phogat, in Dangal. The sports drama directed by Nitesh Tiwari chronicled the lives of her cousins Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari.Several other Bollywood celebrities, including Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Varun Dhawan, also congratulated Vinesh for her achievement. Take a look:T 2906 – Wrestler #VineshPhogat wins gold in the women’s 50 kg category. She is the first female athlete from India to win gold at #AsianGames2018. !!! , ! Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 20, 2018Congratulations Golden Girl, @Phogat_Vinesh for creating history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games! More power to you Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 20, 2018Congratulations Vinesh felt great pride watching you receive your gold medal. Truly #madeinindia #AsianGame2018. Sorry for the earlier typo I write my own tweetsadvertisement Varun MAUJI Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) August 20, 2018First Indian Woman Wrestler to win a Gold Medalat the #AsianGamesCongratulations @Phogat_VineshProud Moment for all of us Kartik Aaryan (@TheAaryanKartik) August 20, 2018Congratulations @Phogat_Vinesh you’ve made us proud by becoming the first Indian Woman wrestler to win gold at the Asian Games. Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 21, 2018What a start to the #AsianGames2018 for India! Congratulations on the gold @BajrangPunia and @Phogat_Vinesh! Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) August 20, 2018Congratulations to Wrestler @Phogat_Vinesh for winning a gold medal at the #AsianGames2018 #50KgFreestyle #VineshPhogat Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) August 20, 2018First Indian woman wrestler to win gold at Asian Games!! Way to go girl .. The entire country is proud of you! Congratulations #VineshPhogat @Phogat_Vinesh Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) August 20, 2018ALSO WATCH: Decoding the success of Dangal in Chinalast_img read more

Asia Cup 2018: Sarfraz Ahmed wants Pakistan to play their best cricket vs India

first_imgPakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed cautioned his team despite a sound victory over Hong Kong and said they will have to produce their best cricket in order to beat India at the Asia Cup on September 19.Pakistan began their tournament in UAE on a high with an 8-wicket win over Hong Kong with Imam-ul-Haq shining with a half century the bowlers coming good.However, Sarfraz felt that there were a few areas they needed work in before the big and pressure-filled clash against India in Dubai.Despite a solid bowling performance and Usman Khan receiving the man-of-the-match award for his figures of 3/19, Sarfraz pointed out the area where bowling needed to get better.”As a captain, I saw couple of things which we should work on. We should have finished this match with 9 or 10 wickets and we need to ball better with the new ball. Ball didn’t swing for us with the new ball, that is alarming for us,” Sarfraz said after the match.Also read – Asia Cup 2018: Usman, Imam shine as Pakistan beat Hong Kong by 8 wickets”We will work on it in our next practice session. To win against India we have to be at our best in all the three departments,” Sarfraz further said.Imam-Malik teamed up to win the match for Pakistan by eight wickets. @ImamUlHaq12 scored his maiden ODI fifty and remained not out on 50.More: #PAKvHK #AsiaCup2018 #HarSaansMeinBol Official (@TheRealPCB) September 16, 2018Usman took three wickets while Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan picked two wickets each to help Pakistan bowl out Hong Kong for just 116 runs.advertisementThereafter, Pakistan cruised to the total in 23.4 overs losing just the wickets of Fakhar Zaman (24) and Babar Azam (33). Imam scored 50 not out while Shoaib Malik (9*) finished the match with him.”When I came to bowl in the first spell, I tried to pick wickets with the new ball, but luck was not with me. Second spell, I got the ball to reverse swing and I managed to take wickets,” Usman said at the presentation ceremony.”It’s alright. I was bleeding from my feet but all is fine right now and I am fit. I just slipped a little bit so I thought it would be safe to get it checked.”I’m happy with the bowling and I managed to bowl like I wanted to. It’s fun to bowl with competition, some healthy competition amongst the bowlers, and we play our cricket from session to session and give our best at all times.”Anshuman Rath, Hong Kong skipper, was critical of his batsmen to who failed to click and put enough runs on the board for bowlers to defend.”Lots of soft dismissals. 120 (116) was not enough. It was a good wicket. Credit goes to the Pakistan bowlers,” Rath said.”Our off-spinners are top class, but we just didn’t have enough runs on the board. I think early on, it swung a bit, there was a bit of bounce.”We got through the start, but we couldn’t convert it. One fifty-run partnership is not enough to post a good total.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Asian Para Games 2018: Sandeep Chaudhary bags India’s first gold

first_imgJavelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary ended India’s wait for a gold medal at the 2018 Para Asian Games in Indonesia on Monday.Chaudhary bagged the top prize in the men’s F42-44/61-64 event a throw of 60.01 metre at the continental extravaganza.Sandeep managed his best throw in his third attempt, he clinched the top prize, hence extending India’s medal tally to six.The silver went to Sri Lanka’s Chaminda Sampath Hetti, while Iran’s Omidi Ali settled for the bronze.Chaudhary’s disability falls in the F42-44/61-64 category, which relates to limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement. The athletes in this category compete with or without prosthesis.Para-athletics gave two more silver also with Ramya Shanmugam and Radha Venkatesh finishing second in women’s F46 javelin throw and women’s T12/13 1500m race respectively.Many congratulations to Para-athlete Radha Venkatesh for winning the silver medal in the women’s 1500m T12/13 event at the @asianpg2018 with a timing of 05:17:65.Good show, Radha.#ParaAthletics #IndiaAtParaAG #SAI @ParalympicIndia #KheloIndia SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) October 8, 2018Gold for Rakshita!A brilliant race by our Para-Athlete #RakshithaRaju who won a gold medalin the women’s 1500m T11 event with a timing 05:40:64. This is India’s 3rd gold at the @asianpg2018.#IndiaAtParaAG @ParalympicIndia @afiindia #ParaAthletics #SAI #KheloIndia SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) October 8, 2018Swimming also fetched four medals for India. Besides, the gold from Narayan, India also won three bronze from swimming on Monday.advertisementIt’s a double medal treat for Devanshi!After securing a silver yesterday, she just grabbed a BRONZE at the @asianpg2018 in women’s 100m freestyle S10 #Swimming event with a timing of 1:14:37.#IndiaAtParaAG @ParalympicIndia #SAI #ParaSwimming #KheloIndia SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) October 8, 2018Bronze for Swapnil!Our swimmer #SwapnilPatil won a bronze medal in the men’s 100m freestyle S10 event with a timing of 0:59:77 at the @asianpg2018. Many congratulations!#IndiaAtParaAG @ParalympicIndia #ParaSwimming #KheloIndia SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) October 8, 2018India also won a silver in para-powerlifting while shooting para sport gave the country a silver and a bronze.With today’s 11 medals, India’s medal tally stood at 3 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze to occupy the eighth spot in the medal table. India had won two silver and three bronze on Sunday.China is on top of the medal table with 35 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze, followed by South Korea with 14 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze.Javelin thrower Chaudhary was one of the star performers of the day in the Games with his world record throw.”For the Asian Para Games, I had a very good preparation and with a world record I have won a gold medal and I’m really happy with that,” a beaming Chaudhary said after his event.”I’m not going to stop there with that performance, I will try my best at the next World Championships in Dubai. Thanks to my coach and the Paralympic Committee of India who supported me at every level, it is a really good achievement for India and for me also,” he added.In the women’s T11 1500m race, Rakshitha clocked 5 minute 40.64 seconds to clinch the gold. Her disability falls in T11 category which relates to very low visual acuity and/or no light perception.Narayan clinched the gold in men’s S7 50m butterfly by clocking 32.72 seconds while swimming at lane number 5. Yang Hong of China was second with 33.54 while Payungsakul Boonyarit of Thailand took the bronze in 38.09.Swimmers with S7 classification mainly use their arms and trunk. They have limited leg function or are missing a leg or parts of both legs. This class includes a number of different disabilities including people with amputations and cerebral palsy.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more