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Milan not keen on Kean?

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ There are reports Mino Raiola offered Everton outcast Moise Kean to Milan, but they would prefer Mario Mandzukic from Juventus. Kean is widely expected to head back to Italy, probably on loan with an option to buy, just months after his almost €30m transfer to Goodison Park. The Italy international has struggled for playing time and was dropped from the squad against Southampton for turning up late to a team meeting, an issue he has also been guilty of with the Italy Under-21 team. According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, agent Mino Raiola proposed Kean to Milan as a January loan deal. However, the same source insists Milan were unimpressed with the idea and would prefer to go for Juve veteran Mandzukic. This is unlikely to go through either, as Mandzukic has his heart set on Manchester United or a move to MLS. Roma are also interested in bringing in Kean, who would reunite with his good friend Nicolò Zaniolo. The Giallorossi need reinforcements upfront after injuries to Nikola Kalinic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.last_img read more

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Badminton: Delhi girl Kanika Kanwal clinches two titles

first_imgDelhi girl Kanika Kanwal was the source of double delight for the local fans as she clinched the U-13 category singles and doubles titles at the 25th Sub-Junior National Badminton Championships in New Delhi on Thursday.In the singles final, Kanika defeated Karnataka girl K Ashwini Bhat 21-12, 21-12 and a short while later she paired up with the latter to upset top seeds Apeksha Nayak and Archana Pai of Karnataka 21-9, 21-16 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium.In the U-15 category, Andhra Pradesh girl G Ruthvika Shivani also bagged the singles and doubles titles. The top seed got the better of statemate G Vrushali 21-19, 21-15 in a rivetting encounter before joining Sanjana Santosh of Maharashtra to get the better of second seeds Lalita Katre and Karishma Wadkar of Maharashtra 21-11, 22-20.In the U-13 final, it was Ashwini who took the early lead. Kanika took a little time to settle herself before snatching some points displaying a variety of shots.Ashwini, on the other hand, started making a lot of unforced errors and was often unable to reach her opponent’s shot. Kanika faced little difficulty in winning the first game 21-12.Kanika, a Class VIII student of ASN Senior Secondary School, Mayur Vihar, started on a positive note in the second game as well and grabbed a 12-3 lead.Ashwini showed some resistance and reduced the margin to 17-10, but her effort went in vain as Kanika’s smashes and crosscourts shots helped her seal victory in a convincing manner.advertisementU-13 category results: Boys’ finals – Singles- 1- ASS Siril Varma (AP) bt 2- Lakshya Sen (UTT) 21-17, 21-14, Doubles – Rajshekhar Das (ASM)/ Pragyan Jyoti Gogoi (ASM) bt Sai Dinesh Reddy (MAHA)/ Shourya Singh (CHG) 21-11, 24-22, U-15 category finals: Boys’ singles – 2- Talar Laa ( ANP) bt 3- Ansal Yadav (UP) 21-18, 21-16, Doubles – 1-C Rahul Yadav (AP)/ Chirag Sen (UTT) bt MR Arjun (KER)/ Chirag Shetty (MAHA) 21- 6, 21-19, Girls’ singles -1- G Ruthvika Shivani (AP) bt G Vrushi (AP) 21-19, 21-15, Doubles – 1- G Ruthvika Shivani (AP)/ Sanjana Santosh (MAHA) bt 2- Lalita Katre (MAHA)/ Karishma Wadkar (MAH) 21-11, 22-20last_img read more

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Auto Expo: Toyota ventures into Indian motor sport

first_imgOn the second day of Auto Expo 2012 the first pair of hot wheels on display was the revamped Toyota Etios and Liva concept race cars. The series would feature the current Liva and Etios, currently seen on the roads, with several modifications to ensure that these cars are track worthy. The 1.2-litre Liva engine and the 1.5-litre Etios engine would see significant modifications as well. Toyota’s venture into the Indian motor sport scene comes months after India hosted its maiden Formula 1 race in October 2011. Electric powerFor those feeling the pinch of rising fuel prices, Mahindra brought some good news. On Friday it introduced Rev NXR, a two-door hatchback powered by an electric motor which reaches a decent top speed of 104 km per hour. The Reva NXR represents a new generation of tree hugging vehicles of the lines of Nissan Leaf toeing the line of this year’s environment friendly Auto Expo. Mean machinesMoving to the sports utility vehicle (SUV) section, the global automakers seem to be aggressively targeting this segment of India’s underdeveloped car bazaar. Carmakers have unveiled over a dozen new rugged, full-powered SUVs at the Auto Expo this year. Following the opening day’s trend of big wheels, General Motors India unveiled a refreshed version of the Captiva on Friday. The new model includes a powerful 2.2 litre engine along with a six-speed automatic transmission. The new Captiva also has a fresh new sporty and muscular exterior design and a jet-black interior. It would have cruise control, a dual-row heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system, an electric parking brake, rain-sensing wipers and a sunroof. Ratan Tata’s Tata Motors is also ready to take the SUV market by storm. He unveiled the new Tata Safari Storme, a face-lifted version of the existing Safari with a new front grille, bulge in the bonnet and different side panelling. Safari Storme features the same 2.2-litre 16-valve common rail engine with a variable geometry turbocharger. The Ertiga marks Suzuki’s entry into the multi-utility vehicle (MUV) segment. It has a newly developed 1.4 litre gasoline engine as well as a 1.3 litre diesel engine. The seven-seater’s diesel variant claims to have fuel efficiency of an impressive 20.77 km per litre. Its commercial roll out is scheduled by April with the hope of boosting Suzuki’s sales amid intensifying competition in its key business of small cars. Earlier, Maruti Suzuki had unveiled its compact SUV hybrid concept — XA Alpha — on Thursday with a bang even as virtually all competitors revved up to put out smaller and more compact SUVs. Mahindra’s premium SUV Rexton, Hyundai’s Hexa Space and Ford’s compact SUV EcoSport were among some of the other cars unveiled on the opening day of the show.advertisementlast_img read more

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Today’s Indian women look for more respect, commitment in a relationship

first_imgWomen And RelationshipsA bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song. -Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing Not all birds sing for the same reason. A poet will say a song is a melodious expression of joy. But ask an,Women And RelationshipsA bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song. -Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Birds SingNot all birds sing for the same reason. A poet will say a song is a melodious expression of joy. But ask an ornithologist and he will say migrating birds sing to keep in touch with their buddies while mating birds sing to entice. Some trill because of lurking danger, others shrilly declare their nesting territory. Many sing because it is spring.It is spring in the lives of Indian women. Of the subtle, savage, submissive or scheming women. The young, old, jovial or grieving women. Working women or at-home moms. Despite huge disparities in thoughts and fates, the need to express lingers on all lips. Especially in relationships, the conventional touchstone that defines women. When the women’s movement was a sleeping giant, their worth was measured by selfless love. Romantic or family love, love for the slave or the master, love of power, country, God. In the words of the 13th century poet Amir Khusrau: “Chaaron ore woh thaali phiray, moti usse ek na gire (The platter is circulated yet no pearl drops from it).”Marital Rights And Wrongs1983: Section 498 A of the IPC makes “cruelty by husband or relatives of husband” a non-bailable offence. It is an amendment to the Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961 under which giving and receiving dowry is an offence.1986: The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act maintains that a divorced Muslim woman is entitled to maintenance by her husband if she is unable to provide for herself. It follows the Supreme Court’s controversial verdict on the Shah Bano case.1987: After Roop Kanwar commits sati in Deorala, the Rajasthan High Court passes a state Act, which in 1988, becomes the Indian Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987, making sati, committing, abetting or glorifying it, a crime.1997: A Bombay High Court judgement states that a Christian woman can seek divorce on the grounds of “physical and mental cruelty”. Earlier, according to Section 10 of the Indian Divorce Act, she had to prove that her husband committed adultery, in addition to other charges.But the past decade of social turbulence in India has made a new way for women-outside the constant tests of fine balance-giving them a new self-worth. They have begun to see relationships as dialogues, not as a dictating religion. In 2003, accidental heroine Nisha Sharma left her marriage mandap protesting against dowry but it was only in retrospect, as she admitted on the Oprah Winfrey show, that the renewing strength of her decision seeped into her soul.advertisementCall it poetic justice, women have become insatiable. They want more love, sex, money and respect but also commitment, care and sensitivity. For most, late marriages and postponed motherhood signify the need to ponder on the value of relationships.In marriages, women point out it is difficult to love a jailer, even less a judge. Of the divorce cases filed every year, about 55 per cent have women as the primary petitioners. As daughters, they understand that their responsibilities rise above inheritance rights. Lighting of the father’s funeral pyre by a daughter, now not so uncommon, is a deeply symbolic change. At once, it blurs many boundaries- social, emotional, religious and familial.In 21st century India, it is not easy. The fine print on the women’s emancipation banner is a revelation. In Stepping Out: Life and Sexuality in Rural India, Mrinal Pande documents how unscrupulous mendominate all decisions about women’s physical and mental well being. Anything unconventional is libellous. Even a life-saving, legal abortion done at a health centre. In India, an estimated 5,15,000 women die every year in maternity-related deaths and 15 million women suffer from injuries, infection and disabilities in pregnancy or childbirth annually, the highest in the world.Female literacy in India is just 54 per cent and the sex ratio is on a threatening decline. But against the odds, rural women are creating new constructs. Thirty per cent more women now report rape and domestic violence as compared with the figures 10 years ago.In cities, freedom comes in an enticing but tricky package. It is worst for the ordinary middle-class women who watch liberation as a spectator sport on TV chat shows or in ads of friendship clubs, but have no means to participate. For the privileged, there are other traps. Feminism itself has become an enslaving activity: instead of a fair fight for rights, it has become a furious battle. In the name of empowerment, women are misusing power and repeating the blunders of men, skewing their own goals. Section 498 A of the IPC, introduced as an amendment to protect women against cruelty, has become notorious as a revenge tool. In response, many are distancing themselves from the crusade.advertisementAsk Naina Kapur, the lawyer behind the Supreme Court’s Vishakha guidelines of 1997 on sexual harassment. Kapur, now an educator, has put activism behind her because she feels the women’s movement has become a battle of anger, not rights.On the other hand, the beauty market, flamboyant in India’s mall culture, forcibly fuses female beauty and sexuality, two very different values. But through a wet, sparkling lipstick that imitates female lips parted in desire, they are sold as one. The lust that parades as beauty in ads and music videos leaves women aspiring for the cosmetic instead of the real. Mallika Sherawat and her item brigade are like living mannequins, simpering and moaning for the lights, professional set pieces that reveal nothing about real sexuality. But an Arundhati Roy, who embodies the sex appeal of the flesh-and-blood contemporary woman, has few wannabe clones. Many years ago, in The Beauty Myth, American writer Naomi Wolf wrote that pornography and the beauty market would put pain, guilt and shame back in women’s lives. In India both these businesses are now on an ostentatious growth curve. Add the new predator, the spy cam, and it will be a long time before women can forget that in the body bazaar, the female is, after all, a commodity.Amidst all this, if the lives of some women are the stuff that stories are made of, it is a song sung true. If women are learning to live with their choices; if the remarriage of widows is being noted as a cheerful change; if urban women are willing to take voluntary HIV tests between sexual relationships; if shelling peas, nurturing babies and managing a police station are no longer soft or hard options, a new aria is being composed.The idea is not to search for the bird, but to listen to her song.last_img read more

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Sania Mirza’s brand value hits Rs 1.5 crore, tennis star wins wealth of endorsements

first_imgAD VANTAGE: Mirza promoting sportswear as well as bicyclesAfter her match at the US Open, Sania Mirza is hot property in the endorsement stakes, with her brand worth reaching an incredible Rs 1.5 crore per annual deal, according to Anirban Blah, vice-president of Globosport, the firm that handles her endorsements.”Till,AD VANTAGE: Mirza promoting sportswear as well as bicyclesAfter her match at the US Open, Sania Mirza is hot property in theendorsement stakes, with her brand worth reaching an incredible Rs 1.5crore per annual deal, according to Anirban Blah, vice-president ofGlobosport, the firm that handles her endorsements.”Till about a month ago, she was No.3 in the endorsement hierarchy,with Sachin Tendulkar being the biggest brand at Rs 3 crore and RahulDravid at Rs 1.5 crore.” Seasoned adman Alyque Padamsee says the Rs 1.5crore fee is justified: “Sania has sass and class in oodles. Not only is she good at what she does, but she is also goodlooking, unlike ourcricketers who look like a bunch of sad sacks.”Ten Sports is believed to have invested over half-a-million dollarsto telecast Mirza’s matches to Indian viewers. In November 2004 when she began making waves on the circuit, her fee was a mere Rs 5 lakh.Mirza has received several endorsement offers of which five (Lotto,Tata Tea, Tata Indicom, HPCL and Malabar Gold) are finalised. It isestimated that endorsements have raked in about Rs 30 crore for Mirza.With her recent successes, it is likely that Globosport will rewrite the contract for managing her career while the GVK Group will remain theprincipal sponsor.For the Sunfeast Open promotionals, Mirza will star with superstarShah Rukh Khan. Blah says Mirza is set to sign a huge endorsement dealthat can match actor Aishwarya Rai’s. She may be a long way from MariaSharapova’s annual earnings of $20 million but Brand Sania is on therise.advertisementlast_img read more

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NBA: Kenyon Martin apologizes to Jeremy Lin for ‘racial remark’ about his hair

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “He has the right to rock any hairstyle he wants. It got out of control. It wasn’t meant to be anything more than banter,” he explained.“Jeremy is an athlete and I would hope he understood that this was in fun and not to offend and as long as he’s not offended that’s all that matters. I wish him well.”Martin added that he already reached out to Lin personally, but continues to receive negative comments from people online.“People were sending messages to my son. Like, no. Say whatever to me and about me. I have thick skin. I know what my intentions were,” Martin said. “But then those are the things that are coming across. You n**ga this. Your n**ga that.”Aside from his Player’s Tribune piece about cultural appropriation, Lin also detailed the matter further to Brooklyn Nets reporter Anthony Puccio.  Khristian Ibarrola /raJeremy Lin spoke extensively about Kenyon Martin’s comments after the game: pic.twitter.com/JaDH1Du8V0— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) October 6, 2017 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. His choice of new hairstyle caught the ire of retired NBA forward Kenyon Martin who accused the Harvard graduate of “wanting to be black.” NBA: Warriors to repeat as champs, LeBron to win MVP, GM survey says Lin quipped back with a reverent response, claiming he did it out of respect for the black culture and also pointed out Martin’s tattoo bearing Chinese characters.In a video uploaded by TMZ, the 14-year NBA veteran apologized to Lin, but claimed his new hairdo still looked ridiculous.He also explained that his comments were supposed to be light-hearted, but was eventually blown out of proportion by some netizens.“This was never meant to be racial. It was thought of as what would’ve been done in our locker room,” Martin said in a separate report from Sports Illustrated. “It would’ve been jokes. We would’ve been making jokes.”The one-time NBA All-Star added that Lin is a grown man who could style his hair whichever he pleased.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is perhaps best known for two things: his daredevil drives to the hoop and his penchant for rocking multiple hairstyles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 29-year-old Asian-American point guard recently unveiled his boldest choice yet—a set of bushy dreadlocks, which is most often sported by African-American athletes.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimslast_img read more

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ONE: PH’s Corminal wary of ‘new’ Lepont

first_imgThe Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 France’s Arnaud Lepont (L) and Philippines’ Richard Corminal face off during the ONE Championship press conference at Marina Bay in Singapore. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThis is Corminal’s second fight in the promotion and he has so far been matched up with big names with gaudy resumes in mixed martial arts.It may seem like a daunting task for someone who has only fought professionally six times, but Corminal knows it’s the only way to go up in the sport.“I’m excited. If I managed to sneak a victory, maybe I can improve my name,” said Corminal with a smile.ADVERTISEMENT After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads ONE: PH’s Corminal wary of ‘new’ Lepont132 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Malditas save PH from shutout Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Go easy, Tiger, Day urges ahead of comeback SINGAPORE—Richard Corminal doesn’t think a two-year layoff has made Arnaud Lepont any less dangerous.The Filipino fighter still isn’t taking his French-born foe, who is stepping in the cage for the first time since September 2015, lightly in their upcoming battle in ONE: Immortal Pursuit at Singapore Indoor Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT “I can’t say (I have the advantage) since they said there’s a ‘new version’ of Arnaud Lepont,” said Corminal, who is now based in Malaysia, in Filipino Tuesday after the press conference at Marina Bay Sands. “But I’m ready for whatever happens.”READ: Two Filipino bets complete ONE: Immortal Pursuit FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAside from spoiling Lepont’s return, Corminal also has something to prove after he fell short in his ONE debut last March against top lightweight contender Shannon Wiratchai.“He is a more experienced fighter than I am. I know what he is capable of doing inside the cage,” Corminal said. “I will do my best. I’ve worked hard just to make it here in ONE Championship. I won’t waste this opportunity.” View commentslast_img read more

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NU extends win streak to 64, sweeps UE for 4th straight women’s hoops title

first_imgAfter 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Janet Sison then put on the finishing touches for the Lady Bulldogs and scored all of her seven points in the final 1:17 to seal the title.Finals MVP Trixie Antiquiera paced NU with 19 points on a 6-of-9 shooting from threes, and two rebounds in her swansong, while the Congolese Itesi got 11 of her 15 markers in the fourth period, on top of 13 boards, and two blocks.Ria Nabalan added 14 points, four rebounds, and two assists, while Season 80 MVP Jack Animam chimed in nine markers, but hauled down 23 boards.It was a sorry defeat for UE, which made it to its first Finals appearance in the women’s division in 49 years.Ruthlaine Tacula shot 4-of-5 from threes and wound up with 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Eunique Chan had 19 markers, three boards, and two assists in the losing cause.ADVERTISEMENT Embiid waves goodbye to Drummond, Pistons in 108-103 win For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Scores:NU 79 – Antiquiera 19, Itesi 15, Nabalan 14, Animam 9, Sison 7, Harada 7, Del Carmen 6, Ano-os 2, Camelo 0, Cacho 0.UE 68 – Tacula 25, Chan 19, Francisco 6, Sto. Domingo 5, Requiron 5, Ramos 4, Cortizano 2, Gayacao 2.Quarters: 13-16, 33-35, 51-54, 79-68. Perfection is still sweet the fourth time around.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ National University annexed its fourth straight title in the women’s basketball division, pulling off a come-from-behind 79-68 victory over University of the East Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum to win the UAAP Season 80 championship.Completing another perfect season, the Lady Bulldogs of coach Pat Aquino also extended their winning streak to 64 wins as they continued to dominate the women’s division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut the win didn’t come easy this time as the Lady Warriors started out of the gates scorching to take a 12-point lead in the second quarter.In what could possibly be the toughest test in its reign, NU went to Rhena Itesi as she caught fire in the second half and triggered the telling 10-1 run to take the 66-60 lead with 3:18 to play. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021center_img ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Malditas save PH from shutout LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay View commentslast_img read more