Wrestler Narsingh Yadav comes out of his 4 year drug ban, aims for Olympic…

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTIAdvertisement dkonNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsg4rvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewqwuc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1azgo5yWould you ever consider trying this?😱13cCan your students do this? 🌚by8rjq3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Narsingh Yadav, the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler has completed his four year dope ban. Now at 31 years of age, the freestyle 74 kg wrestler wants to have a fresh start in his career, and is making the Tokyo Olympic Games next year as his bullseye.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTIBefore the commencement of the Rio Olympics in August 2016, Narsingh Yadav had failed two back to back doping tests, and traces of steroid methandienone was found in his urine sample of. Steroid methandienone is an anabolic agent, which is classified as a ‘Prohibited at all times’ substance under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.India’s NADA (National Anti-Doping Agency) gave Yadav a clean chit, citing that his drinks were sabotaged by a rival. However on WADA’s appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) dismissed NADA’s claim, and slapped a four year long suspension on Yadav, who was 26 years old, and the peak of his career at that time.Advertisement ALSO READ: Kiren Rijiju announces zonal committees to scout talent in the country for FIFA WC qualificationIf the Tokyo Olympics had not been postponed due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, there would have been no chance for Yadav to complete in Japan, as his suspension would still be in effect. Now with a year long postponement, the grappler has a chance to aim for an Olympic glory.Advertisement A fresh start: Narsingh Yadav to reboot his career after four year dope banNarsingh Yadav’s suspension is now terminated, as confirmation came from WADA on 1st August, making him eligible for all competitions. The wrestler, who hails from Varanasi, is aiming the World Championships, to be hosted in Belgrade Serbia in December, as the gateway of his return to the world of wrestling.“I am now free to compete in all competitions,” Yadav spoke exclusively to Times of India, “I have informed WFI (Wrestling Federation of India) about the mail from WADA. I have written to the federation to consider me for future national camps in the 74kg category.”However, the 2021 Olympics Games is the ultimate target for the 31 year old grappler, “I still have it in me. My story will only be complete with an Olympic medal.”He continued, “I believe it is my destiny that this opportunity has come knocking on my door. I am happy, but it is time to train harder to be come back in the Indian team.”“Competition doesn’t deter me. If my aim is to win an Olympic medal, I’ll have to stave off competition at the national level first,” Yadav concluded.Input also came from WFI, who had always kept the door open for Yadav’s comeback. “The Olympics have been postponed, so there will be some time for qualification tournaments to start. If Narsingh wants to return, we will give him the chance,” said Vinod Tomar, the assistant secretary of WFI.At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, Yadav defeated Richard Addinall of South Africa to clinch the gold. He won another gold same year at the Asian Wrestling Championships.In 2011, Yadav won a silver at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Melbourne, followed by three bronze medals at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha, and the 2015 World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comPlayers required to sign SOP guidelines prepared by BCCI before resuming trainingIndian contingent favourites to qualify from group stage of Thomas and Uber Cup finals Advertisementlast_img read more

Lacazette defends Emery, hopes for post-break revival

first_imgEmery has also had to deal with the fallout from Granit Xhaka’s emotional outburst towards supporters when he was substituted against Crystal Palace a fortnight ago. The Spaniard eventually stripped the Swiss international of the captaincy.Lacazette, though, said while the players’ confidence had dipped the present international break gives them a chance to recharge their batteries ahead of their game at home to struggling Southampton on November 24.“Last season when we were unbeaten in 20 games in a row nobody said anything about the coach or manager,” said Lacazette.“We miss confidence and we need the international break.“I hope we are going to come back well. We want to be top four, of course.“Now we are nine points behind Chelsea and Leicester and it is going to be hard, but everything is possible in football.”0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Unai Emery is under increasing pressure as Arsenal manager due to a poor series of results but striker Alexandre Lacazette says the criticism is unfair © AFP / MIGUEL RIOPALONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 11 – French striker Alexandre Lacazette has leaped to the defence of under-fire Arsenal manager Unai Emery saying fans were being fickle in criticising him after not praising him when they were on a good run last season.The pressure on the 48-year-old Spaniard grew with a 2-0 defeat by Leicester on Saturday, leaving the Gunners with just one win in their last six Premier League games and eight points off fourth place and a Champions League qualification spot.last_img read more

DeGale will fight for vacant world title

first_imgJames DeGale will fight for the vacant IBF world super-middleweight title at the O2 Arena on 25 April after Carl Froch opted to relinquish the belt.Harlesden’s DeGale, whose 29th birthday is today, was the mandatory challenger to face Froch, who recently pulled out of a planned Las Vegas clash with Julio Chavez Jr because of an elbow injury.And the Nottingham man, who twice defeated DeGale’s west London rival George Groves, has given up the title rather than face another domestic showdown.The IBF have indicated that DeGale will face Andre Dirrell – a highly-rated American whose only loss was a narrow points defeat against Froch in 2009 – for the title.Froch has always been reluctant to face DeGale rather than Chavez Jnr“It’s been a frustrating couple of weeks with terms agreed for the Chavez fight only for me to be unable to proceed in camp due to injury,” said Froch, who also holds the WBA belt.“I know what it’s like to wait for a shot and I didn’t want to hold James up in fighting for a world title.”DeGale earned his title shot by demolishing Brandon Gonzales at Wembley last May in a final eliminator.And in November, he also crushed former world title challenger Marco Antonio Periban of Mexico.DeGale is aiming to become the first Olympic gold medalist to win a world title.“It’s been a long time coming but I will be fighting for the world title and making history. I don’t care who I have to fight to do it,” he said.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Kamte makes history at Sun City

first_img28 January 2008James Kamte raised his hands in praise after scoring a history-making breakthrough victory with an explosive five-birdie back nine to overhaul his rivals and win the R1.8-million Dimension Data Pro-Am at the Gary Player Country Club on Sunday.By winning, Kamte became the first black South African to record a victory on the tough Summer Swing of the Sunshine Tour. Three shots clearThe 25-year-old from Queenstown, whose first victory came on at the Seekers Travel Pro-Am on the Winter Swing last year, shot a final round 70 for a winning total of 11-under-par 211, three shots clear of local favourite James Kingston.The 2007 South African Airways champion carded a final round 74 to finish alone in second on eight-under, one shot ahead of Peter Karmis, who finished alone in third at seven-under after a final round 71.Six-time Sunshine Tour winner Thomas Aiken, who held a share of the lead through the 16th, birdied the last hole after signing for an eight at the 17th to claim a share of third with Norway’s Peter Kaensche and 2006 winner Alan McLean at six-under.Turning pointThe deeply religious Kamte, who was two behind at the turn, said the turning point came during the cart trip from the ninth green to the 10th tee.“Coming up the ninth, I hit a great five-iron in but messed up the hole. I looked at the leaderboard and saw I was only two behind,” said Kamte, who stayed focused by reciting scriptures to himself on the course.“I prayed all the way to the 10th (course first hole) and when I got out of the cart, I turned to my caddie Stanley (Moeng) and said to him: “We are going to win this.“I just heard God talking to me so clearly. From there, He did all the work.‘You only need two birdies’“I had a great birdie at the 10th and 12th and, walking up the 13th fairway, I could just make out that I was lying second. That was the kick I needed. Even after that bogey, I just told myself: ‘You only need two birdies, James’”.Aiken, playing a couple of matches ahead, was the outsider who made the biggest run at it. He turned in 33 and added birdies at 11 and 14. He was heading for a 67 or lower, but what looked like a potential playoff went to ashes with the eight at 17.By the time Aiken closed with a birdie for a 70, Kamte had effectively ring-fenced the R285 300 winner’s cheque with a birdie three at the 14th. One shot ahead of Kingston, he set up another four-footer at the 15th and holed it to widen the gap to two shots.“I thought to myself, ‘Wow, now I’m two ahead – now they have to catch me,’” said Kamte.Perfect tee shotAt the 17th, he hit a perfect tee shot to split the fairway and followed that up by pitching his eight-iron approach four-feet from the pin to set up birdie number six.For the first time in a week, the clouds had truly lifted and let the faded denim sky through as the sun baked down on the course. For some it meant a ray of hope; for Kamte the sun shone brightly on his champions’ walk to the 18th green.“I told Stanley we can play the last in par; with three shots, everyone had to catch me. I wasn’t going to do something stupid,” he said.Colourfully decked out in orange trousers, bright red shorts and a bright red cap, Kamte entertained with some colourful golf but couldn’t quite get the last putt on the final hole to drop for a birdie to end his day in a blaze of glory.Signature smileHowever, even as his first attempt died inches before the hole, his signature smile exploded onto his face before he tapped in for victory.There have been other champions of colour. Swaziland’s Joe Dlamini won a Swazi Open title when it was still part of the Summer Swing, and Vijay Singh won the South African Open. But they weren’t South Africans.And there have been several black South Africans winners on the Winter Swing of the Sunshine Tour, including John Mashego (1991), Lindani Ndwandwe (2001), Zimbabwe’s Tongoona Charamba (2006) and Kamte at Dainfern in September 2007.Papwa Swegolum, who annexed a couple of Natal Opens in the first half of the 1960s, should also be remembered.After his history-making victory, Kamte leaves for the Middle East where he will be contesting the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic.Higher stakes coming upProudly South African, he is delighted that his preparation at Sun City paid such high dividends because the stakes will be much higher in Dubai with around €2-million on offer.“I hope I can take this form with me; it’s what I worked on this week and I really want to do well in Dubai. I have a working game plan now and if I can apply it there, it will pay off. I will just do the work and let God do the driving.”Phalaborwa’s Deane Pappas, on a hiatus from the USA, teamed with his amateur partner Craig Harris to win the R200 000 Betterball Medal competition from Kamte and his partner, Sam Hackner, on a winning score of 28-under-par 260.Source: Sunshine Tourlast_img read more

World celebrates Africa Day

first_imgThis year, Africa Day is celebrated underthe theme, “towards a united, peacefuland prosperous Africa.”(Image United States of Africa)Khanyi MagubaneAfricans across the world celebrated the 46th Anniversary of Africa Day, established in 1963 at the formation of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union.This year, Africa Day was celebrated under the theme, “Towards a united, peaceful and prosperous Africa”, which will focus on efforts striving for a conflict-free continent.To mark the day, United Nations (UN) secretary general Ban Ki-moon applauded the bold steps Africa had taken to renew itself, through bodies like the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, the Pan African Parliament and the African Union.“We welcome the important steps made towards consolidating peace in Africa, including the historic, democratic elections held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the progress achieved in the Côte d’Ivoire peace process,” he said.On the social ills still facing the continent, Ki-moon said, “I also share Africa’s pain and frustration at the persisting and widespread suffering on the continent.“Extreme poverty – together with lack of access to basic education, health care and adequate nutrition – continues to prevent millions of talented, promising young people in Africa from fulfilling their potential,” he said.According to the African Union’s website, Africa Day, “[We] acknowledge the progress that we, as Africans, have made, while reflecting upon the common challenges we face in a global environment.”Remarking on the theme, African Union Commission chairperson Jean Ping said on the organisation’s website that the “continent is heading towards a more advanced democracy which is sometimes difficult to achieve.”Ping cited the peaceful Ghana elections held in January this year as an example of political success stories on the continent, saying that it was proof that Africa isn’t only about conflicts.On 25 May, Ethiopia, the headquarters of the African Union, hosted major celebrations to mark the day in the capital Addis Ababa.Activities included an African bazaar, which consisted of arts and crafts from the entire continent. A cocktail dinner for guests included various African dishes.In South Africa, Africa Day celebrations were held on 23 May in Johannesburg and Pretoria.Festivities included a concert held at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg’s cultural precinct.The artist line up at the festival included popular Nigerian singer Asa, South African Afro-pop group Gang of Instrumentals, rock band The Parlotones and the Grammy-award winning Soweto Gospel choir.In Pretoria, the South African government celebrated the day with an event for children on the Union Buildings’ southern lawns.The children were treated to a soccer-themed day, with a number of mini soccer matches and face painting with the flags of the different countries participating in the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup.The African Renaissance Africa Day Concert was held at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on 25 May.This was the 11th year that the concert is held in Durban as part of the weeklong African Renaissance Festival, which will take place at venues between Richards Bay, Durban and Pietermartizburg in KwaZulu-Natal.Further afield in Birmingham in the United Kingdom, the Pan African Congress Movement marked the day with a two-day celebration, which started on 24 May.Seminars featuring international speakers, performances and a market place were all billed to be part of the two-day event.Remembering AfricaAfrica Day represents the day in 1958 when in Ghana, African countries gathered to officially support all liberation movements on the continent.Ghana was the first country in Africa to receive independence in 1957, under the leadership of its first president Kwame Nkrumah.Attending the Ghana conference were representatives from independent states who had been freed from colonialism and liberation movements working towards the independence of more African states.In the years following the first meeting, topical issues that were tackled by the African States who gathered every year, included the ending of apartheid in South Africa, the continued struggle for independence for countries that were still colonised, political independence in the Caribbean and the US civil rights movement.First dubbed Africa Freedom Day, the day was later changed to Africa Liberation Day in 1963 when the Organisation for African Unity was formed.In 2002, the organisation was officially renamed the African Union (AU).Speaking of the impact the AU has had on the continent, UN general assembly president Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa said she’s pleased the movement was still acting in line with the original union’s visions, “The transformation of the OAU into a dynamic African Union is a reflection of the continent’s political maturity and determination to assume greater responsibility for its own destiny,” said Al Khalifa.“If fully supported, Africa can develop its rich potential and free its people from abject poverty, disease and political instability.”Do you have any comments or queries about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at: khanyim@mediaclubsouthafrica.com Related articlesReturn to Zimbabwe Early African fossils found Grand Inga Dam to light up Africa First for African forest stewards Useful linksAfrican UnionPan African resources NepadKwame Nkrumahlast_img read more

SA cyclist shines in Bayern-Rundfahrt

first_imgQueen stageThe Queen Stage of the Bayern Rundfahrt challenged the international roster of starters. MTN-Qhubeka Sports Director Jens Zemke commented: “Gerald Ciolek put in a really great performance. As a sprinter, to come over four difficult climbs and then be second in the sprint is simply fantastic.” ‘We will attack again’“In the end, we really had to work hard in order to get back to the head of the field. So at the finale I was missing a little bit of strength. Tomorrow we will attack again.” After a hectic start, a nine-man group formed which led the way until the difficult climb of Sankt Englmar. The peloton split as the stage continued on the difficult climbs, and near the end a 60-man group was at the lead. “In the finale, it didn’t look good for us at first. There were 15 men up front, with a 30-second gap, and we only had Gerald and Sergio Pardilla in the chase group. But in the end it worked out well for us and a large group came together to the finish.” MTN-Qhubeka’s German star had finished fourth on the first stage and declared himself satisfied with second place behind Impey. 24 May 2013 Before the first crossing of the finish line, 13 riders got away and built up a dangerous lead of 30 seconds, but the chasers set to work and caught them in the last lap of the circuit course. He also dedicated his victory to his wife and new-born son Ayden, saying they give him extra motivation. SAinfo reporter and Team MTN-Qhubeka General classificationImpey moved to the top of the general classification, with Malori in second, three seconds behind the South African, and Ciolek in third, four seconds off the lead. The 34th Bayern Rundfahrt runs over five stages and 785.4 kilometres from Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm in the Hallertau over the Bavarian forest to Nurnberg. South African cyclist Daryl Impey, riding for UCI ProTeam Orica-GreenEDGE, sprinted to victory in stage two of the five-day International Bayern-Rundfahrt in Bavaria, Germany on Thursday, just ahead of Team MTN-Qhubeka’s Gerald Ciolek. Adriano Malori of Lampre-Merida placed third. FridayFriday’s third stage runs 196.8 kilometers from Viechtach to Kelheim. Although the profile of the stage resembles a saw blade, it is expected to end again in a mass sprint. “I am, of course, very happy with second place on this extremely difficult stage. Because of my cold, I couldn’t prepare myself right, but it is going better than I expected,” Ciolek said. The 199-kilometre stage included a very challenging category one and category two climb. “That was a hard stage and [a] nice surprise to win today. The Orica-Greenedge boys were solid as always, especially Simon Clarke, who set me up,” Impey tweeted afterwards. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Buying calls is gambling

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Markets remained range-bound last week. There was some discussion the Chinese, who control much of the world’s corn carry out, may grind some for ethanol. Generally China has avoided the food versus fuel debate, but some of their corn is from 2010 and is declining in quality. If China would increase ethanol production, it could help drive futures higher as they will look to replace their inventories.On the weather-front, the University of Illinois just released a study showing there is practically no correlation between winter precipitation and the following summer’s rainfall. Some will continue to be concerned that El Nino will eventually become a La Nina event. The extreme weather forecasts for this El Nino didn’t happen quite as planned. So, La Nina’s potential effects will remain uncertain.This week most farmers will finish harvest. In general, elevators across the Midwest took in less priced grain this year than last harvest, mainly because of reduced prices. This may put pressure on the market as farmers have a stronger grip on their grain than most anticipated, as witnessed by stronger than normal basis levels around the country. I expected end users to be better prepared this year for a lack of farmer selling off the combine. Many bought tail-end 2014 crop right before harvest, while others stored piles of grain to guarantee product was on-hand. However, many end users are only covered until the new year, after that, we’ll see.I’m expecting each end user to buy grain at different times throughout the year. This will offer farmers opportunities at varying times and locations. The best local bid will constantly change, forcing farmers to be vigilant. Savvy farmers are planning sales well in advance. Cash prices may be flat this year, so it’s important to remember that basis and futures could work independently and possibly directly opposite of each other. Farmers who look at both basis and futures prices individually will see the biggest chance of potential profits. Selling callsI’m frequently asked: Why do you sell calls instead of buying them?Interestingly, many farmers have only been shown how to buy calls (i.e. the right to buy grain at a certain price). Conversely, selling a call is giving that right to someone else to buy grain at a set price. That “right” costs money to the buyer, a small premium (which varies) according time and price levels.As a producer I know I will always have more corn to sell in the future. In other words, I’m always long corn. If I buy calls, it gives me the right to buy corn at some point in the future. Since I know I will always have more corn, why would I buy more? If I did buy more corn, it would likely shift my marketing strategy into speculating, which I never want to do with my farm operation. Speculating is gambling and gambling adds risk. I always want to minimize my risk exposure. If I wanted to gamble, there are easier ways than gambling on my production profits. The goal of my farm operation is to produce grain and sell it for profit.Why is buying calls gambling?The chance of making money when buying calls is about as likely as winning playing keno (the worst odds in a casino). When you buy calls you are buying time. The further out in time you buy a call, the more money it will cost you. Which means, the more you need the market to move. There are extremely smart people who have crunched the numbers using complex algorisms to determine exactly how much those calls are worth. Why would you bet against these smart people and their computers? As time to expiration gets closer, the value drops quickly. This is why many farmers tell me that they used to buy calls, but didn’t understand why they seldom made money over the long run.Largely I’m against buying calls for my farm operation. However, there are always exceptions to the rule. Two that come to mind are:Protecting a sale before harvest from production issues.Inverse markets after harvest in which the nearby futures contract is higher than further out months in the same marketing year.Many people like to buy calls because they are easy to understand and they can make people feel like they have a chance to hit a home run. But in marketing grain, I find simple isn’t always the best for my operation. To use the baseball analogy, I never want to “strike out” reaching for home runs. Instead, I want to get on base every time….with singles and doubles.Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at jon@superiorfeed.com.last_img read more

Godfather of Video Blogging Tells All in New Book: Get Seen

first_imgjolie odell Basically, it’s required reading for anyone who wants to use online video for any purposes other than the most casual social interactions. If you’re producing content and looking for eyeballs, particularly if you’re using social media for business purposes, Get Seen is a must-read. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Video Services#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Our good friend Steve Garfield is a terrific fellow and also happens to be one of the Web’s first video bloggers. As part of a series called The New Rules of Social Media, he’s just published a book that lays out a complete roadmap for online video success.Essentially, Get Seen is a comprehensive field guide for how to produce, upload, distribute and publicize online video content. For businesses using the social Web to grow, it’s particularly useful, as it contains a series of plans and tools for recording and editing video and building a community around that content.The book is detailed without being overly technical, perfect for total noobs as well as for more seasoned folks who simply need to improve their quality and/or visibility. It will guide the reader through every aspect of production, from interview techniques to camera selection.It also contains a wealth of information on and interviews with some of the most talented and successful names and faces that make up this ecosystem, from Justine Ezarik to Chris Pirillo. Steve also gets into the many tech companies that make up the world of online video, from scrappy startups like Robo.to to the industry’s Goliath, YouTube.Of course, there’s a video overview of the book here: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

29th SEA Games officially open in Kuala Lumpur

first_imgRead Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension China snubs ‘Little Olympics’ opening ceremony in Taiwan MOST READ The opening ceremony took place at National Stadium, which is part of the newly-refurbished sporting facilities of the Kuala Lumpur Sports City.Present were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 29th edition of the Games until Aug 30 brings together some 4,900 athletes from 11 countries, namely Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Timor Leste and hosts Malaysia.At stake is 404 gold medals in 38 sports, with ice skating, ice hockey, indoor hockey and cricket being held for the first time. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fireworks explode at the start of the opening ceremony for the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at Bukit Jalil stadium in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAKUALA LUMPUR—The opening ceremony of the 29th SEA Games kicked off with a stunning light show at the National Stadium in the Kuala Lumpur Sports City.The procession of the flags of the 11 participating countries together with 320 flags of Malaysia accompanied by a musical performance followed next. Then came the parade of contingents and athletes from the participating countries.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img LATEST STORIES Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Going into the opening ceremony of the biennial extravaganza that carries the theme ‘Rising Together’, Malaysia – with a 111-gold target – has already clinched seven gold, four silver and five bronze medals to top the KL Games medals table so far.The country’s contingent of 844 athletes are counting on the home ground advantage to better the 62 gold medal haul and fourth placing in Singapore two years ago. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Real Madrid Confirm James Rodriguez Sustained Calf Injury

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. Madrid: James Rodriguez sustained a calf injury while playing against Real Valladolid on Saturday, Real Madrid have confirmed. James was included in the starting line-up for Madrid’s 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu, despite missing all their pre-season matches as he was expected to leave the club. The Colombian played well but was substituted early in the second half by Zinedine Zidane, who said after the game James had been feeling some discomfort. A Real Madrid statement on Monday read: “After the tests carried out today on our player James Rodriguez by the Real Madrid Medical Services he has been diagnosed with a muscle injury in the right calf. His recovery will continue to be assessed.” Madrid offered no timeframe for James’ return but he is expected to miss their trip to Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday. After the two-week international break, Madrid face Levante at home before playing their opening fixture of the Champions League group stage on either September 17 or 18. footballJames Rodriguezreal madrid First Published: August 26, 2019, 11:02 PM ISTlast_img read more