Home-grown sports here to stay, say SEA Games chiefs

first_imgAccording to the SEA Games charter, athletics and aquatics, which includes swimming and diving, are compulsory, and the hosts then choose at least 14 sports from a list of 38 which feature at the Olympics or Asian Games.The home country can also pick between two and eight sports out of 16 listed in a third category, which includes the Southeast Asian favourites.“We try to do a balance of what’s compulsory, what’s on the programme of the Olympic Games and Asian Games,” said Low Beng Choo, secretary of the Games’ sports and technical committee.“But we also give the host country an opportunity to choose the regional or the sub-regional sports that are good for the host country.” PH volleybelles bow to Vietnam, draw Thailand in semis “So yes, we will certainly have Olympic sports where we want to do well in Southeast Asia… but we also have to cater for sports that are popular within the region.”Ball-juggling sport sepak takraw, played with the feet and a rattan ball, and the martial arts of pencak silat and wushu are among the disciplines that remain little-known outside of Asia.The current, 11-nation SEA Games also feature lawn bowls, petanque, Muay Thai boxing and figure skating among their diverse schedule of 38 sports.“Sepak takraw is very much a regional sport and very popular, so we have to ensure that those sports are properly covered,” said Tunku Imran. “And then you have to give some opportunity to the host country to win some medals.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in 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 Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Joeart Jumawan and Alvin Pangan of Philipines during the Chinlone event at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur where Chinlone team won the 1st silver for the country.INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZSoutheast Asian Games organizers have given their strong backing to keeping home-grown sports like sepak takraw — as well as the policy of tailoring the program to suit the host country.The biennial Games, whose 29th edition is underway in Malaysia, are known for their distinctive regional sports and unashamed home-nation bias.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ The hosts have topped the medals table at six of the last 10 editions, and Malaysia look set to finish top in Kuala Lumpur — for the first time since they last hosted the Games in 2001.The current Games feature only one Olympic champion, Singapore’s US-based swimmer Joseph Schooling, reflecting Southeast Asia’s struggles on the world stage.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 Games organizers said there were no plans to revise the SEA Games’ approach of showcasing colorful regional pursuits such as pencak silat to focus more closely on Olympic sports.“The Olympic sports are very, very important, but some countries don’t have facilities for many of the Olympic sports,” said SEA Games Federation president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja’afar. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasionlast_img read more

Former cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi passes away

first_imgFormer India cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, who was suffering from lung infection, succumbed to his illness on Thursday.Earlier in the day he was admitted to the ICU at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, where his condition was stated to be critical.Seventy-year-old Pataudi was admitted to the hospital last month following severe lung infection.After investigations, he was found to be suffering from interstitial lung disease, a condition in which the passage of oxygen to the two lungs is less than normal.He was being closely monitored by a team of pulmonologists and critical care specialists.Pataudi, regarded as one of the finest Indian captains, played 46 Tests for the country, scoring 2,793 runs at an average of 34.91 with an unbeaten 203 being his highest score.A flamboyant batsman, Mansur smashed six centuries and 16 fifties in his career.In March 1962, he was made the captain of the Indian cricket team and led the team in 40 matches, but only 9 of those matches resulted in victory.last_img read more

India can achieve 1.65 bn units of electricity next year:Goyal

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 7 (PTI) The country can achieve as high as 50 per cent growth in electricity production up to 1.65 trillion units next year, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said today. “We need to double our power production. Given the infrastructure and generating capacity we have today…we have the ability to double our power production. If tomorrow we need to add 50 per cent power to our system I am ready for that. We are making about 1.1 trillion units of electricity annually now …We can go up to 1.65 next year,” Power, Coal and Mines Minister Goyal said at INFOCOM 2016 here.The minister termed power shortages cited by the states as “technical” arising out of mismanagement. “Very often states dont buy and show shortage…there is a mismatch between availability of power and capacity of states to purchase and distribute to last mile connectivity.,” he said.The minister said there was surplus production of coal now unlike in the past when two-third of Indias power plants were left with only critical coal stocks. “We have brought in enough coal into the system. Today in the entire country not one power plant has critical coal stock against 2/3rd of the when I became the Minister… As a nation for 55 days if not a single kilo of coal is produced you will have power,” he said.The minister said Rs 1.11 lakh crore would be pumped in for technological upgradation of power infrastructure through various schemes for rural and urban India.He added that the government was trying to ensure 24×7 power supply to each household by 2019, three years ahead of the target. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced providing power to the last household by 2022.advertisementGoyal said renewable energy has received unprecedented thrust in India and he has handpicked a joint secretary level official from Prime Ministers office to focus on solar rooftop for which a target to reach 40,000 MW by 2022 has been fixed from a mere 200 MW when he assumed charge fo the Ministry.About the entire solar energy, he said the government wants to take it to 100,000 MW from a mere 2,400 MW when he assumed office.He said technology was used in augmenting solar power capacity in the country. PTI NAM MRlast_img read more

Tiger Woods upbeat after mixed fortunes on his Bahamas return

first_imgTiger Woods’ return to competition after an absence of nearly 16 months was a mixed bag, though the former world number one said he had a great week simply competing at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.The roller-coaster nature of his form over the four days at the Albany course on the island of New Providence was sharply illustrated by the fact that he led the elite field with birdies (24) and double-bogeys (six).While Woods showed flashes of the brilliant golf he produced while accumulating 14 major titles, he also delivered the inept, often finding sandy waste areas off the tee or with approach shots, and occasionally bladed bunker shots over greens. (Tiger Woods makes sizzling start to comeback at Bahamas event)He sank a few long-range putts but too often was unsteady from inside six feet as he tried to shake off the rust after a lengthy stint on the sidelines due to back-related issues.”I am just so thankful to be back out here playing again,” Woods told reporters after closing with a four-over 76 on Sunday to finish 15th in a final field of 17.”I made some birdies this week, and I felt like I did really well in that regard but I also made some really silly mistakes. I played the par-fives, quite frankly, awful.” In the twilight of his career at age 40, Woods knows that time is not on his side but he intends to play as much tournament golf as he can next year as he strives to work his way back up the world rankings from a mind-boggling 898th.advertisement”The good thing is that because I have been away for so long, everything I do here I keep accruing (ranking) points,” said Woods. “If I play halfway decent, I will keep climbing quickly.” (Tiger Woods roars back with bogey-free 65 in the Bahamas)Former PGA Tour winner Brandel Chamblee, who now works as a Golf Channel analyst, was impressed by Woods’ wedge game from outside 70 yards in the Bahamas but felt his golf swing needed fixing.”In round number one, you saw him get to the 18th tee, his misses all day had been to the left,” Chamblee said. “So you are going to do everything you can to make sure that the toe doesn’t beat the heel to the golf ball. Tiger Woods would have known that and he couldn’t do it, he couldn’t stop it.”And yet here he is playing a more conservative route later on in the week off of the 18th tee, not going with the driver, and still not able to find the fairway. He’d miss left, he would miss right.”Chamblee was also unimpressed by Woods’ chipping, the low point being a chunked chip at the par-five sixth on Sunday which led to a double-bogey. “Any tour player that tries to hit a wedge off a green is going to take a long swing and make sure that they use the bounce and fully release,” said Chamblee. “The fact that he missed the bounce there is very, very troubling.”last_img read more

Champions League: 10-man CSKA Moscow ride on Vlasic goal to stun Real Madrid

first_imgA depleted Real Madrid suffered a shock 1-0 Champions League defeat at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, extending a poor run of form for the holders that has left them without a win or a goal in three games.A brilliant victory for the Russian side, however, was marred in the final stages of a highly charged encounter in the Luzhniki stadium when CSKA keeper Igor Akinfeev was sent off for a second yellow card seconds before the final whistle.CSKA got off to a brisk start and opened the scoring after two minutes when Croatian winger Nikola Vlasic, on loan from Premier League Everton, latched on to Toni Kroos’s poor backpass and slotted home.It was Vlasic’s second goal in as many games in this season’s Champions League.The result continued a dismal streak for Madrid, who have won only two of their last five games in all competitions and coach Julen Lopetegui rued a string of missed opportunities.”Of course, (they) played at home and the quick goal helped them, but we didn’t take our chances,” he told reporters.”We need to create scoring chances, I’m sure that sooner or later we will start scoring,” added Lopetegui when asked about their recent struggles in front of goal.Lopetegui decided to start with FIFA Player of the Year Luka Modric on the bench, while other first-team regulars, such as Wales forward Gareth Bale and Spanish centre back Sergio Ramos, were also absent.Brazil fullback Marcelo and midfielder Isco were ruled out before the game.advertisementReal, who have won the last three Champions League titles, suffered another injury worry before halftime when Dani Carvajal was replaced by Alvaro Odriozola.Real Madrid mounted wave upon wave of attacks, and wasted several chances in the first half.Casemiro could have levelled for the visitors midway through the opening period, but his low shot from outside the penalty area bounced off the post, while Karim Benzema’s header hit the bar five minutes before the interval.Modric came on in the second half for Casemiro, but the 33-year-old Croatia midfielder could not turn the match in Real’s favour.CSKA manager Viktor Goncharenko heaped praise on a “magnificent” Vlasic and CSKA’s defence. At the same time he was apprehensive over a possible ban for Akinfeev following his red card.”He is a half of our whole team,” he said.CSKA top Group G on four points, one clear of AS Roma in second and Real in third.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

No bad blood with Virat Kohli, declares Australia pacer Mitchell Starc

first_imgMitchell Statc, the leader of Australia’s pace pack, has played down talk of any lingering animosity with Virat Kohli as India gear up to play three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs starting November 21.Kohli and the Australian cricket team have not always shared a comfortable relationship. In 2014-15, when Kohli led India for the first time, there were heated exchanges between him and Mitchell Johnson. Kohli was also involved in spats with Brad Haddin and a few other members of the Australian side.But Kohli loved those confrontations. They seemed to bring out the best in him as he clobbered 692 runs including four hundreds in the four-Test series. In 2016, Kohli struck two hundreds in five ODIs before his three half-centuries helped India blank Australia 3-0 in the T20I series.India’s home Test series against Australia in 2017 saw relationships between the two teams hit rock bottom after Steve Smith looked at the dressing room for help with the Decision Review System. Kohli was left fuming and he immediately took it up with the on-field umpires.Read – Have Australia learnt the dangers of needling Virat Kohli?Later in the press conference, Kohli said Smith had sought dressing room help for the DRS at least once before his transgression in the Bangalore Test. After the end of the series which India won, Kohli said he would not be friends again with a few Australian cricketers – he had later clarified that his comments were only reserved for a couple of the Aussie players, not all.advertisementOver a year later, Starc said there was no bad blood between him and Kohli.”I don’t get that feeling at all,” Starc said.”We had some good battles on the field through that series, all in good fun and had a few laughs about it and caught up after one of the Test matches.”If that’s the case, so be it. But I’m sure I’ll have a few chats with him over this series and share a laugh and chat about the series once it’s done.”Also read – Australia dangerous but India determined to make a mark: Rohit SharmaStarc, who played with Virat Kohli for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, said the Indian captain was a great guy off the field and very different from his fiery personality on it.”I’ve got to see a bit off the field, where he’s very different. (He’s) such a nice guy off the field, he’s got a lot of time for everyone and just loves to be part of the boys, whether its playing FIFA or being around the team room,” Starc said. “I guess in a similar way to perhaps myself and some of the others, there’s a bit of white-line fever there when you get on the cricket field and you just want to perform your best for your country.”Also read – Steve Smith, David Warner bans should stay, says Mitchell JohnsonBefore India left for Australia, Kohli told India media he would not go looking for verbal jousts but promised to retaliate if the hosts started a sledging war.last_img read more

How Fellaini won over Mourinho

first_imgManchester United How Fellaini won over Mourinho & the Old Trafford boo-boys Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Chief Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 15:00 17/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Marouane Fellaini Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Manchester United v Everton Manchester United v Basel Everton Basel UEFA Champions League Paul Pogba Transfers Opinion The much-maligned midfielder is due for a reunion with former club Everton this Sunday as a result of the injury sustained midweek by Paul Pogba Paul Pogba’s hamstring injury could permit Marouane Fellaini his first Premier League start for Manchester United this season against Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday.Jose Mourinho has thus far opted to pair his record signing Pogba in midfield with Nemanja Matic, a player with whom he won the title with Chelsea. That has meant a premium on Fellaini’s game time, with only around 45 minutes banked by the Belgian in league competition this season across three matches.Man Utd 11/2 to beat Everton 1-0 Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Fellaini did not make the matchday squad for last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Stoke City, having been damaged on international duty with Belgium. Mourinho revealed before the Champions League game against Basel on Tuesday that the 29-year-old played in the World Cup qualification win against Greece with a calf problem and that ruled him out of contention for Saturday evening’s fixture.United struggled against the Potters and drew for the first time this campaign; it was the first game in which they could not turn to Fellaini to shore things up late on.Marouane Fellaini Manchester UnitedFellaini was back in Mourinho’s squad for Basel with the manger admitting to feeling “weaker” when he was not available to him.The midfielder was the direct beneficiary of Pogba’s torn hamstring, coming on after only 19 minutes for his longest appearance thus far this campaign. He impressed; scoring one and assisting another and ensuring that this weekend’s game against former club Everton could see him in the starting line-up.Ander Herrera – who did not make the squad for Basel – and Michael Carrick could also come into contention but Fellaini’s form and recent contributions could see him gain the shirt.“Since I arrived, he’s trying to give me absolutely everything,” Mourinho said to MUTV on Tuesday. “To me, to the team and to the club. I couldn’t be more pleased with him.”He scored in the recent win against Leicester for good measure and appears finally to have won over those sceptical United fans who never wanted him at the club in the first place.No one player epitomised the David Moyes version of Manchester United than Fellaini did. A deadline day signing in 2013 for £28 million, Fellaini struggled to find a receptive audience at Old Trafford, where fans associated him with the turgid, unimaginative football Moyes brought with him from Everton.He had his part to play under successor Louis van Gaal, too, without ever impressing the locals. United, as a whole, had been underperforming since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and Fellaini’s presence was emblematic of the difficulties the club had in moving on.When Mourinho entered the arena, Fellaini’s days were reckoned to be numbered, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pogba arriving to complete the Portuguese’s new-look midfield.GFX Info Jose Mourinho Marouane FellainiMarouane Fellaini Manchester UnitedOne characteristic Fellaini possesses in spades, however, is determination. He has successfully won over every manager he’s had despite initially appearing unsuitable for their respective systems of play. Even Roberto Martinez at Belgium has given Fellaini a platform on the international stage having once questioned whether or not he’d be suitable for his kind of football at Everton.Fellaini’s staying power and his utter devotion to whatever manager is in charge make him a huge favourite. His attitude is perfect and he never fails to give his best. He has his limitations – as evidenced in giving away a penalty against Everton last season – but Mourinho has nonetheless persisted with him.The manager revealed late in the transfer window that Turkish side Galatasaray were interested in signing the former Standard Liege star but insisted he was so integral to plans now that it would be easier for them to sign Mourinho himself.It was after that Everton game that United fans poured boos in his ears while warming up for the subsequent fixture against Tottenham. Mourinho dedicated that win to Fellaini, who did not deserve that kind of treatment.Mourinho is understood to have asked Fellaini to prove he was worth keeping at the club while under such relentless scrutiny from the fans. There is no question that he has now done that.last_img read more

South Africa to face England in Rugby World Cup final after beating Wales

first_img Rugby World Cup 2019: fixtures, tables and results match reports South Africa rugby team The England head coach Eddie Jones was among the spectators and he will have had a feeling of deja vu as he watched South Africa adopt a rigid gameplan from the start based on taking no risks in their own half but kicking the ball to Wales and daring them to break down a defence that was as aggressive as it was unyielding.It was how South Africa won the World Cup 12 years ago when Jones was on their management team as a consultant. He said before the start of that tournament that the winners would have the best defence and he knows what to expect in Saturday’s final. There was a period here before Wales scored their try that, briefly, gave them hope when they took play through 20 phases five metres from the Springboks’ line. Quick guide Our Rugby World Cup 2019 coverage Topics Pinterest It was the theme from the start when South Africa kicked the first eight times they received the ball and while Wales looked to play around the fringes, occasionally getting joy on the blindside, most of their attacks came from behind the gainline until they reached the point where they too had to kick. They did so more than South Africa, 41-40, but they had 61% of the possession. South Africa only passed the ball 67 times, with a hefty percentage of those coming in the move that led to their try on 56 minutes when Pollard indulged in one of his side’s two offloads before jinking past the prop Rhys Carré.South Africa used a penalty advantage to drive at Wales before moving the ball left where Damien de Allende, who was used mainly to batter his way through from set-pieces in Wales’s half, fended off Dan Biggar before taking two defenders over the line with him. Otherwise South Africa were rigidly disciplined in keeping Wales at arm’s length by not giving them mistakes to feed off in dangerous positions. Their only forward who covered any ground was the No 8 Duane Vermeulen, and most of the metres he ran were from restarts. Share on Facebook Read more Read more Rugby World Cup 2019 Twitter Hide Handrè Pollard kicks the winning penalty with four minutes remaining. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… Was this helpful? Share on Messenger Rugby union Wales rugby union team The Springboks, for the first time, looked vulnerable. They brought their turnover specialist Francois Louw off the bench and his first contribution was to concede a penalty. Wales, who had lost the prop Tomas Francis and the wing George North to injuries in the first-half, sensed their opportunity one week after they had come from behind to topple France in the final minutes.Tired legs found new energy and they swarmed into their opponents’ 22. Their captain and talisman Alun Wyn Jones led the charge but as he was tackled to the ground, Louw positioned himself over the ball and forced the second row to hold on. The appointment of the referee Jérôme Garcès was not welcomed in South Africa because nine of their 10 previous Tests he had controlled had ended in defeat, but in this instant his whistle was melodious. The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Attritional Springboks show there is more than one way to World Cup final Read morecenter_img Pinterest Facebook All Blacks and Steve Hansen share their pain after Rugby World Cup exit Damian de Allende took advantage of some poor Welsh defending with a powerful run to the try line. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian Facebook Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. They were no closer to it at the end than they had been at the beginning, knocked back time and again. Wales tried to widen the point of attack, but South Africa so enveloped the ball-carriers that possession was slowed down and they were forced to use targets from one out, unable to make ground. Show Rugby World Cup Twitter Share on WhatsApp Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP South Africa made almost twice as many tackles as Wales and after taking the lead with the first of Pollard’s four penalties 14 minutes in, they never fell behind. Wales drew level three times and a team that has in the last couple of years been able to find ways of winning tight matches in the final quarter rocked the Springboks 16 minutes from time when they opted for a scrum after being awarded a penalty and, even though it was going backwards, fashioned a try for the wing Josh Adams, his sixth of the tournament. South Africa kicked downfield for a line-out and another forward rumble. When Dillon Lewis was caught offside, Pollard had the opportunity to win the match from 40 metres to the left of the posts. A wind had blown up from the late afternoon, gusting across the pitch, but he had kicked flawlessly all night and as soon as he had struck the ball he knew he had maintained his 100% record. Support The Guardian Share on Twitter A match that contained more kicks out of hand than it did minutes was appropriately decided by the boot when Handré Pollard’s late penalty took South Africa to their third final and a repeat of 2007 when they defeated England in Paris in a match that had no more oxygen than the latest of Wales’s World Cup hard-luck stories.Wales lost in the 2011 to France by a point after missing a late kick, were thwarted by a late South Africa try in the quarter-final four years ago and here looked to have taken the initiative after levelling the scores with a smart try from a scrum 16 minutes from time. However injuries ultimately caught up with them in an edgy encounter which had far more spills than thrills, and they tellingly lacked the Springboks’ resources on the bench. Share on LinkedIn Rassie Erasmus’s stint as South Africa’s head coach began in June last year when a late try cost them victory over Wales in Washington, but their only defeat this year was to New Zealand on the opening weekend of the World Cup. They have quickly recovered the mental hardness they used to be renowned for and while England will be favourites in the final, Jones knows that his side, the hunters against the All Blacks, will be the hunted, and the Springboks were one-dimensional here by design rather than comfort.It meant there was no dream ending for the Wales head coach Warren Gatland after 12 years in charge. He spoke two days before the match of how he would like one more crack at the All Blacks and he will get his wish, even if Friday’s bronze playoff was not what he had in mind. Under him, Wales have developed into a hard-nosed team that gives everything but here it was not quite enough. Thank you for your feedback. • Fixtures, tables and results• Top try and points scorers• Stadium guide• Referee guide• Our latest minute-by-minute live reports• Sign up to The Breakdown, our free rugby union email newsletterTeam guidesPool A: Ireland, Japan, Russia, Samoa, ScotlandPool B: Canada, Italy, Namibia, New Zealand, South AfricaPool C: Argentina, England, France, Tonga, USAPool D: Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Uruguay, Wales Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Period cramps are affecting women’s academic performance worldwide

first_img Next Asian News International New DelhiJuly 2, 2019UPDATED: July 2, 2019 16:03 IST As part of the study, researchers pointed out that women tend to ‘put up with it’ when it comes to period pain rather than seek treatment.Menstruation, an inseparable part of a woman’s existence, comes back to haunt us every month and brings the unbearable cramps with it. It is more than just an uncomfortable feeling. Period pain disrupts the daily schedule of women, affecting even academic performance, while it lasts.According to a recent study, period pain significantly impacts young women’s’ academic performance worldwide.As part of the study, researchers pointed out that women tend to ‘put up with it’ rather than seek treatment.What did the study find?The study published in the Journal of Women’s Health found that, regardless of geographical location or economic status, more than two thirds (71 percent) of young women globally suffer from painful periods.Furthermore, one in five young women (20 percent) reported being absent from class due to period pain, while 41 percent reported that their concentration or performance in class was negatively affected.How was the study conducted?As part of the project, researchers examined the results of thirty-eight studies including 21,573 young women. Twenty-three of the studies were from the low, lower middle, or upper-middle-income countries, and 15 were from high-income countries.Women from school-age to university-age ‘put up with’ period painDespite the commonly held belief that women ‘grow out’ of period pain, rates of dysmenorrhea (period pain) were found to be similar between students at school and university.According to Mike Armour, lead author of the study, the research highlights the need for better education around period pain and has implications for the self-care and treatment of the disorder.advertisement”Young women, whether they were at school or university, experienced a significant negative impact on their education as a result of their menstrual symptoms,” Armour asserted.This lowered classroom efficiency during the period is something women often feel they must put up with, meaning that both adolescent girls and young women may be significantly disadvantaged in their studies by the impact of period pain.”This often occurs at a crucial time in their academic lives during their final schooling years when academic results can have long term consequences,” Armour pointed out.Other problems due to period painWomen also reported they had to restrict social, sporting, and other school activities due to menstrual symptoms, negatively affecting health outcomes.According to Armour, the belief that period pain is a normal part of becoming a woman and the inability of many women to identify the symptoms of period pain are barriers to women seeking help.He also suggested that improving women’s education about menstruation may help women make better choices about self-care and when to seek medical treatment.Read: IIT-Delhi students launch period pain relief oil-based formula on Women’s Day Read: On Menstrual Hygiene Day, here’s how workplaces need to deal with periods Read: This 24-year-old on a mission to change one million lives in 10 years educated over 500 girls about menstrual hygieneGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow period painFollow MenstruationFollow women employees Period cramps are affecting women’s academic performance worldwideAccording to a recent study, period pain significantly impacts young women’s’ academic performance worldwide. As part of the study, researchers pointed out that women tend to ‘put up with it’ rather than seek treatment.advertisementlast_img read more

Second Lake Park Reserve To Expand

first_imgThe province is expanding the Second Lake Park Reserve in LowerSackville, Halifax Co. A 24.28 hectare (60-acre) property, which borders the existingpark reserve at Second Lake and also includes a section ofshoreline along First Lake, will be added to the existingreserve. The addition secures the land for park purposes. Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt announced theprovince’s plans today, Dec. 22. “This land is important to local residents who want to see thearea’s natural values be enhanced and protected,” said theminister. “As a government, we understand the value of developingand managing our natural and cultural resources and their role inhelping to promote healthy living.” Work has begun on trail development within the park reserve. Theadditional acreage is an opportunity to improve access to thereserve and to better provide recreational and educationalactivities. The addition, which is already Crown owned, will increase thepark reserve to a total of 305.14 hectares (754 acres). Through the Department of Natural Resources, the province willcontinue to work on a park management plan for the property,which will guide future development.last_img read more


first_imgNetflix has announced that season 2 of their hit new series The Umbrella Academy‘s has officially started production! Featuring the seven main stars of the series at season two’s first table read, you can check out a preview video for the new season below!season 2 coming through ? pic.twitter.com/UkS3J7idTO— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) June 15, 2019In season one, on the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya, and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse. Advertisement Facebook The Umbrella Academy is based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. Catch up on the comics here. Season 1 stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Mary J. Blige, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh.Page, Hopper, Castañeda, Raver-Lampman, Sheehan, Gallagher, and Justin Min are set to reprise their roles in Season 2. Additional casting will be announced later.The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions for Netflix. Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will return as executive producer and showrunner for Season 2, with additional executive producers Jeff F. King (Hand of God), Bluegrass Television, and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá will serve as co-executive producers.By Maggie Dela Paz ~ Coming Soon Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The Umbrella Academy Twitterlast_img read more

AP Explains 420 grew from humble roots to pot high holiday

AP Explains: 4/20 grew from humble roots to pot high holiday FILE – In this April 20, 2009, file photo, a large crowd cheers as the time reaches 4:20 p.m. on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Thursday, April 20, 2017, marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather – at 4:20 p.m. – in clouds of smoke on campus quads and pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) SEATTLE – Thursday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts.This year’s edition provides an occasion for pot activists to reflect on how far their movement has come, with recreational pot now allowed in eight states and the nation’s capital, as well as a changed national political climate that could threaten to slow or undermine their cause.Here’s a look at the holiday’s history.___WHY 4/20?The origins of the date, and the term “420” generally, were long murky. Some claimed it referred to a police code for marijuana possession or that it arose from Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women No. 12 & 35,” with its refrain of “Everybody must get stoned” — 420 being the product of 12 times 35.But in recent years, a consensus has emerged around the most credible explanation: It started with a group of bell-bottomed buddies from San Rafael High School in California, who called themselves “the Waldos.” A friend’s brother was afraid of getting busted for a patch of cannabis he was growing in the woods at Point Reyes, so he drew a map and gave the teens permission to harvest the crop, the story goes.During fall 1971, at 4:20 p.m., just after classes and football practice, the group would meet up at the school’s statue of chemist Louis Pasteur, smoke a joint and head out to search for the weed patch. They never did find it, but their private lexicon — “420 Louie” and later just “420” — would take on a life of its own.The Waldos saved postmarked letters and other artifacts from the 1970s referencing “420,” which they now keep in a bank vault, and when the Oxford English Dictionary added the term last month , it cited some of those documents as the entry’s earliest recorded uses .___HOW DID ‘420’ SPREAD?A brother of one of the Waldos was a close friend of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, as Lesh once confirmed in an interview with the Huffington Post. The Waldos began hanging out in the band’s circle, and the slang spread.Fast-forward to the early 1990s: Steve Bloom, a reporter for the cannabis magazine High Times, was at a Dead show when he was handed a flier urging people to “meet at 4:20 on 4/20 for 420-ing in Marin County at the Bolinas Ridge sunset spot on Mt. Tamalpais.” High Times published it.“It’s a phenomenon,” said one of the Waldos, Steve Capper, now 62 and a chief executive at a payroll financing company in San Francisco. “Most things die within a couple years, but this just goes on and on. It’s not like someday somebody’s going to say, ‘OK, Cannabis New Year’s is on June 23rd now.’”Bloom, now editor in chief of Freedom Leaf Magazine, notes that while the Waldos came up with the term, the people who made the flier — and effectively turned 4/20 into a holiday — remain unknown.___HOW IS IT CELEBRATED?With weed, naturally. Some of the celebrations are bigger than others; Hippie Hill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park typically draws thousands. In Seattle, the organizers of the annual Hempfest event are anticipating about 250 people at a private party. Some pot shops are offering discounts or hosting block parties.College quads and statehouse lawns are also known for drawing 4/20 celebrants, with the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus historically among the largest gatherings — though not so much since administrators started closing off the campus several years ago. Generally, 4/20 events in Colorado have dropped off significantly since the state legalized recreational use in 2012.Some breweries make 4/20 themed beers — including SweetWater Brewing in Atlanta, whose founders attended CU-Boulder. Lagunitas Brewing in Petaluma, California, releases its “Waldos’ Special Ale” every year on 4/20 in honour of the term’s coiners.___THE POLITICSThis year’s 4/20 follows successful legalization campaigns in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts, which join Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington in allowing recreational marijuana. More than half the states allow medical marijuana.But it’s still illegal under U.S. law. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of marijuana policy this month to see how it may conflict with President Donald Trump’s crime-fighting agenda.Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly recently called marijuana “a potentially dangerous gateway drug that frequently leads to the use of harder drugs.” That’s a view long held by drug warriors despite scant evidence.Sixty per cent of adults support legalizing marijuana, according to a Gallup poll last fall, and two-thirds of respondents in a Yahoo/Marist poll released this week said marijuana is safer than opioids.Undermining regulatory schemes in legal pot states could prompt a backlash that would hasten the end of federal prohibition, said Vivian McPeak, a founder of Seattle’s Hempfest.“We’re looking at an attorney general who wants to bring America back into the 1980s in terms of drug policy,” McPeak said. “I’m skeptical they can put the cannabis genie back into the bottle.”___WHAT DOES IT MEAN?McPeak says 4/20 these days is “half-celebration and half-call to action.”For the Waldos, who remain close friends, it signifies above all else a good time, Capper said.“We’re not political. We’re jokesters,” he said. “But there was a time that we can’t forget, when it was secret, furtive. … The energy of the time was more charged, more exciting in a certain way.“I’m not saying that’s all good — it’s not good they were putting people in jail,” he added. “You wouldn’t want to go back there.”___Associated Press writers Kristen Wyatt in Denver and Sadie Gurman in Washington, D.C., contributed.___Follow Gene Johnson at https://twitter.com/GeneAPseattle . by Gene Johnson, The Associated Press Posted Apr 20, 2017 10:08 am MDT Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

AFRICA 2016 Egypt win gold and qualify for Rio 2016

← Previous Story EUPHORIA: About 13 mil Germans watch “Miracle in Krakow”! Next Story → Hungary part ways with Talant Dujshebaev Egypt won African Championship 2016 by beating Tunisia 21:19 in the final! Tournament in Cairo had amazing battle for the end, where two best African teams competed, not only for continental gold, but also for the Olympic Games in Rio!Tunisia qualified for the Olympic qualification tournament, while Angola secured bronze medal after victory over Algeria 24:19.Goalkeeper:  Hamza Majed (TUN)Right wing:  Redouane Saker (ALG)Right back:  Ahmed El-Ahmar (EGY)Centre back:  Sobhi Saied (TUN)Left back:  Moreno Da Silva (ANG)Left wing:  Hossam Khedr (EGY)Pivot:  Mohamed Hashem (EGY) PHOTO: SENTAGO read more

Enda Kenny and David Cameron to visit World War I memorials in

first_imgTHE TAOISEACH ENDA Kenny and the British Prime Minister David Cameron will both visit a number of First World War graves and memorials in Flanders in Belgium this morning.Both Government heads are in Belgium to attend an EU Council meeting which is being held in Brussels today also.World War IBoth leaders will pay their respects to those who gave their lives in World War I and is meant to represents another key milestone in the deepening of British-Irish relations.  The visit takes place as part of the decade of centenary commemorations of key events between 2012 and 2022.Kenny and Cameron will visit a number of locations where soldiers in British uniform, including many Irish soldiers, fought and died. Both leaders will place wreaths at the grave of Willie Redmond. He was a nationalist politician and Member of Parliament in the Irish Parliamentary party.He was commissioned as a captain in the Royal Irish Regiment, with whom he served 33 years. He went to France on the Western Front with the 16th (Irish) Division in the winter of 1915-16.MemorialRedmond requested his remains be buried outside the walls of the British military cemetery at Locre. The request was a direct response to the execution of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916.The visit will also include the Island of Ireland Peace Park at Messines which is a memorial to the 50,000 Irish who died, the village of Wytschaete where the 16th (Dublin) and 36th (Ulster) divisions advanced together and fell in the attack on Messines Ridge and the Menin Gate Memorial which is dedicated to British and commonwealth soldiers whose graves are unknown.They will also visit the Tyne Cot  Cemetery which is the largest cemetery for Commonwealth forces in the world for any war.Read: Taoiseach says senior garda to liaise with NAMA over allegations> Read: We don’t intend to lose the discipline that’s been put in the system by the Troika – Taoiseach>last_img read more

Former soldier settles case over health problems he claims were caused by

first_imgFormer soldier settles case over health problems he claims were caused by anti-malaria drug He brought proceedings over what he claimed were the effects of taking Larium while he served with the Defence Forces. By Aodhan O Faolain Image: RollingNews.ie File photo Image: RollingNews.ie Short URL 19,389 Views https://jrnl.ie/4550872 A FORMER SOLDIER has settled his damages action against the State over health problems he claimed he suffered as a result of being prescribed the anti-malaria drug Larium.Patrick Fedigan brought proceedings over what he claimed were the effects of taking the drug while he served with the Defence Forces during UN peacekeeping deployments to Africa that occurred between 2001 and 2009.The claims were denied.Today, John Gordan SC, appearing with Bruce Antoniotti S, John Nolan Bl instructed by Kenty Carty Solicitors, for Fedigan told Justice Bernard Barton that following out of court talks between the parties the action had been resolved.Counsel said that case could be struck out. No further details of the settlement, which are understood to be confidential, were given to the court.The State defendants, represented by Eoin McCullough SC, Declan Buckey SC, Garreth Cooney BL and Joe Jeffers Bl, had denied negligence or were liable for any injuries suffered by the plaintiff.The defendants had also argued that Fedigan had delayed in bringing his claim, meaning that his action was statute barred.Justice Barton welcomed the settlement.The action is one of several similar actions brought against the State by members of the Defence Forces who claim they suffered various illnesses as a result of being prescribed the drug.Health conditionsIn his action, Fedigan from Lobinstown, Navan, Co Meath claimed that he was prescribed Mefloquine Hydrochloride (Larium) when he served in Eritrea in 2001, Liberia in 2002 and Chad in 2010.The 51-year-old claimed that as a result of his exposure to Larium he has suffered from various conditions including loss of balance, anxiety, panic, insomnia, vertigo, and memory problems.He claimed the Minister for Defence, Ireland and the Attorney General were negligent and in breach of their duty towards him on grounds including he was not a suitable person to be prescribed Larium.His prior medical history had not been ascertained before he was prescribed Larium and the defendants did not provide him with adequate support, treatment or management when he made complaints of symptoms of being prescribed the anti-malaria drug he claims.He further claimed that the defendants failed to provide him with a safe system of work, and exposed him to risk of injury which they ought to have known.He retired from the Defence Forces in 2013.The case, had it proceeded, was expected to take up to ten weeks to hear.center_img Share223 Tweet Email3 Mar 19th 2019, 6:38 PM File photo Tuesday 19 Mar 2019, 6:38 PM No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Athens braces for onset of troika

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram With the troika’s technical teams due to resume inspections in Athens on Tuesday, and mission chiefs due back within a week, government officials have been in back-to-back meetings in a bid to finalize Greece’s stance opposite its foreign creditors amid pressure for more budget cuts.Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is expected to pursue a hard line in talks with envoys of Greece’s creditors – the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund – when they arrive, most likely on November 4. Ahead of that, ministry officials will seek to promote the progress achieved by the government in implementing some of the “prior actions” demanded by the troika in exchange for the next tranche of rescue funding, a sum of 1 billion euros.Talks are expected to stick on the size of the funding gap for next year, which Greece puts at around 500 million euros and the troika puts closer to 2 billion euros. Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras has insisted in statements over the past few days that the 500 million euros would be found, most likely from Greece’s social security funds. Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis has indicated that the revenue will be raised from a crackdown on employers evading their social security contributions.Other points of contention in the negotiations are expected to include layoffs in the civil service with reports suggesting that creditors expect 11,500 public sector workers to be dismissed by January out of the total of 15,000 that are supposed to go by the end of next year.The fate of three state firms – EAS, ELVO and Larco – also hangs in the balance as the troika is reportedly insisting that they be liquidated rather than restructured.It remains unclear how far the government will go to defend state firms and workers. But both Samaras and Stournaras have repeatedly insisted that the government will impose no more “horizontal cuts,” indicating further reductions to salaries and pensions.Speaking at Monday’s annual parade in Thessaloniki, marking Greece’s resistance to the Nazis in World War II, President Karolos Papoulias underlined the inability of Greeks to take any more austerity. “The Greek people can give no more,” Papoulias said, adding that Greece’s creditors “should not think that we will succumb to blackmail.”Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

WWE Money in the Bank 2015 coming to Columbus in June

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Famed Tel Aviv Strip Club Reportedly Being Turned Into a Synagogue Pinterest Parents of Jabez Spann comfort families of the missing Now Playing Up Next Peloton values itself at up to $8.2 bln 7/20 WWE Live Results: Columbus, Georgia (Kingston defends the title, Kevin Owens appears) center_img WWE RAW Results – 6/3/19 (Undertaker returns, Brock Lesnar to cash in Money in the Bank) WhatsApp Kavan Hashemian sent this in.I attended Raw last night in Columbus, OH. They announced that the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH is hosting this year’s Money in the Bank on June 14th. Tickets were sold at the box office after Raw last night and the online pre-sale code is MITB. I didn’t see this news listed anywhere after Raw so I thought you’d might like to know.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipParents of Jabez Spann comfort families of the missingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:41/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 84.62%0:03Remaining Time -1:38 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Rapper Riff Raff Denies Relationship With 17-Year-Old: Viral Tik Tok Facebook Now Playing Up Next Twitter Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins: Not Holding Back WWE RAW Preview: Brock Lesnar to cash in Money in the Bank, Undertaker returnslast_img read more

Ramos accuses Messi of interfering with referees

first_imgReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has accused Lionel Messi of pressurising the match officials in their decisions during Sunday’s “El Clasico” against arch-rivals BarcelonaIn an intense encounter at the Nou Camp, Luis Suarez had given Barcelona the lead before Cristiano Ronaldo added his 18th goal against the Catalan side to level the score between the sides.Messi restored Barcelona’s lead after the break, but then Gareth Bale equalised for the visitors in a surprise start for the Welsh winger.Speaking after the match, Ramos accused Messi of interfering with the referring decisions after witnessing the Argentine star speaking to the officials in the tunnels during half-time and feels that it had played a factor in Real not being awarded a penalty after Jordi Alba fouled Marcelo in the box.“Messi put a bit of pressure on (the referees) in the tunnel, I don’t know if there are cameras,” insisted Ramos, as stated on the Daily Mirror.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I don’t know if in the second half it made them referee in a different way.”The defender was left frustrated by Suarez’s behaviour during the encounter.“Everyone comes from their mother and their father, we are not here to educate people,” said Ramos, when asked about Suarez.“The three children I have at home are enough. That’s what the referee is for. We wanted to win and knowing Suarez I said that we should not put the ball out.”Real teammate Marcelo added: “We know Luis Suarez’s problem was nothing serious and that’s why we didn’t put the ball out because we didn’t want to.”last_img read more

Donna Shalala running for RosLehtinen Congress seat

first_img(WSVN) – Former University of Miami President Donna Shalala is officially running for Congress.Shalala reportedly filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, Monday.The 77-year-old is running as a Democrat in an already crowded field of District 27 candidates.She is looking to replace U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., who will retire later this year after serving for nearly 30 years in Washington, D.C.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more