UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: Lady Falcons eager to sustain winning culture for Adamson

first_img“I really want to set goals for ourselves, every team’s dream, on the top of their goal list, is to win the championship,” said Padda. “I know that they’ve been working hard, but we are hungry and we can battle this year.” NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Adamson University is done playing in the fringes, and for Season 80 the Lady Falcons have nowhere to go but soar upwards.Never mind that the Lady Falcons have a combined record of 2-26 for the past two UAAP seasons, that figure is a mere statistic for a now determined Adamson squad that is eager to challenge the league’s volleyball powers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHead coach Airess Padda said that if the men’s basketball team and the Pep Squad can change the landscape, so can the Lady Falcons.“Well one, I think we’re a school that didn’t really have a fighting winning culture until now,” said Padda. “Our basketball team ended up in the Final Four and our Pep Squad brought it home this year.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “I think we have the best attitude but I also think we’re hungry. To see an underdog come from behind and fight, I think that’s what we have this year. We have that fighting spirit.”And that fighting spirit already emanated for the Lady Falcons during the offseason when they went on a tear of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference and won six straight games before bowing out in the semifinals.Although skipper Jema Galanza was injured during the Final Four, the fight the remaining Lady Falcons brought against Arellano Univesity was enough for Padda to hope for the coming UAAP season.With Galanza fully recovered and the returning Fhem Emnas and Mylene Paat in the fold, Padda is looking forward for a renewed passion her team can bring.Adamson also brought in former champion Eli Soyud, who played with La Salle a few years back, to give the team that winning experience.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Read Next LATEST STORIES Head coach: Airess PaddaLast season: 1-13Key holdovers: Jema Galanza, Joy DacoronKey additions/returnees: Fhem Emnas, Mylene Paat, Eli SoyudADVERTISEMENT Coach hopes to see Team Lakay sustain good start to 2018 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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Marinero pounds Wangs-Letran for 1st back-to-back wins

first_imgPBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino coasted to its first back-to-back wins in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, humbling Wangs Basketball-Letran, 96-84, Thursday at Pasig Sports Center.Behind Renzo Subido and Abu Tratter, the Skippers finished the first half  on a 7-0 spurt and sustained that run in the third period with Billy Robles leading the charge to push the lead to as big as 23 numerous times.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Troy Rosario avoids serious injury after scary fall John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City View comments Read Next LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Rian Ayonayon topscored for Marinerong Pilipino with 14 points, six assists, and four rebounds, Subido went 4-of-6 from threes for his 12 markers, and Robles got 12 points and five rebounds to spearhead the balanced attack.Kyle Toth also shot 4-of-6 from downtown to nab 12 markers, while Gab Banal recorded a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Everybody knows the gameplan, believed in it, and understood it. We’re just happy that everybody came in with laser-focus and executed our gameplan well,” said coach Koy Banal as his side improved to 3-2.The Skippers did a good job in setting the tempo for the game, taking 22 fastbreak points against Wangs-Letran’s 10 and dishing out 23 assists to their foes’ 14. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Bong Quinto carried the Couriers with 22 points as they fell to their second consecutive defeat.Rey Publico and Alex Mandreza got 11 in the loss.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 96 — Ayonayon 14, Robles 12, Subido 12, Toth 12, Banal 10, Tratter 9, Pasaol 8, Lopez 7, Paredes 5, Brill 2, Iñigo 2, Tolentino 2, Babilonia 1, Terso 0.WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 84 — Quinto 22, Mandreza 11, Publico 11, Calvo 9, Balagasay 6, Muyang 6, Taladua 6, Fajarito 5, Batiller 4, Ambohot 2, Trinidad 2, Balanza 0, Vacaro 0, Yu 0.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Quarters: 21-23, 47-40, 75-54, 96-84.last_img read more

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Daquis’ departure from national team saddens buddy Gonzaga

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken No. 1 pick Fultz raring to help turn things around for Philly And it wasn’t just in international competitions that the two wore the same uniform. They’ve shared the court as members of Philippine Army and now the two wear the red of Cignal in the Philippine Super Liga.READ: Dy gets slot as Daquis leaves national teamFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTheir partnership in the national team, however, came to an end Friday when the 29-year-old Daquis left the national team without giving any reason.This left Gonzaga a void she now tries to fill. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img READ: Daquis weighing free agency options“Of course it’s sad because Buday is my buddy,” said Gonzaga of Daquis. “I became dependent on her on so many things and I’m comfortable whenever she’s around. Wherever she goes, I go.”The national team is set to fly to Korea mid-July for training camp, and Gonzaga already knows what it would be like not having her longtime teammate.“Of course, I will really miss her.”ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Daquis and Gonzaga are selected to the PSL team for the FIVB World Club Championships. Photo by Bong LozadaJovelyn Gonzaga and Rachel Anne Daquis have formed a volleyball partnership unlike no other.The two represented the Philippines in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, with Gonzaga as captain, and in the 2016 FIVB Women’s Club World Championship, where Daquis took the role of skipper.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 View commentslast_img read more

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Anand backs Bharat Ratna demand for Tendulkar

first_imgWorld Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand on Thursday joined the growing list of top athletes supporting the demand that iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar be conferred the Bharat Ratna – the highest civilian honour in India.When asked whether Tendulkar, who recently hit his 50th Test century, deserves to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, Anand said, “Sure, he has done a great job.””Especially the form our guys are showing should be great for the World Cup. It is not even that the team is depending on one guy, three-four guys are doing well, and hopefully we will pick the World Cup next year. He (Sachin) has been doing a great job,” Anand said.Tendulkar had slammed his 50th Test century in the second innings against South Africa in the first cricket Test in Centurion last Sunday.Celebrities from different fields have backed the demand for the top honour for the 37-year-old batsman.The high-profile backers include ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and singing legends Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle.Even some politicians, including BJP MP and Archery Association of India V K Malhotra have also said that Tendulkar should be conferred the honour for his achievements.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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22,480 Enthusiasts set chess world record

first_imgA new world record was set in Ahmedabad on Friday when 22,480 people played chess simultaneously. The feat surpassed the previous mark of 13,446 players set in Mexico in October 21, 2006.Chess world champion Viswanathan Anand and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi were present at the occasion.Guinness Book of World Records representative Tarika Vara awarded the certificate to both of them after witnessing the event with her team.More than 20,000 students and 1,200 experts gathered at around 5.00 pm and played chess simultaneously to break the world record. Each expert took on 20 players. Another 200 experts were on standby. The event was organized by Gujarat State Chess Association, NIIT and the Gujarat Sports Authority after 10 months of preparation.The Gujarat University ground was divided into 64 squares with 320 participants in one square. From top of the GMDC building, the venue looked like a big chess board.” I can’t tell you how incredibly proud I am at this point of time. This is an amazing event,”Anand said. ” I feel like I won one of the biggest title in chess today. I always wanted to do something more for the game apart from just playing it so I started efforts for popularising it across the nation.I am really proud to be the part of this record- breaking event and will work for spreading awareness for chess in Gujarat.”Modi pointed out that India has now completed 300 world records and thanked Anand for his help. ” I am thankful to Anand because he came to Gujarat more than once, he guided the players, and instilled the faith that this was possible.” Tarika said: ” I am truly amazed with the talent and turnout here.advertisementIt’s a great pleasure to announce that 22,480 played chess at this place simultaneously, and have set a new world record.”last_img read more

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Australia squad

first_imgAustralia are going through a bad patch. Considering this their aim of retaining the World Cup is a far cry.Skipper Ricky Ponting be relying on the experienced pacer Brett Lee to deliver the goods. Mitchell Johnson’s presence in the bowling department provides his skipper with some hope, but it’s the spin department which is still a major worry for him and in India the problem gets magnified with most pitches assisting the spinners.  Ponting would be hoping his deputy Michael Clarke too comes good with his bat.Squad: Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke, Doug Bollinger, Brad Haddin, John Hastings, Jason Krejza, David Hussey, Callum Ferguson, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Tim Paine, Steve Smith, Shaun Tait, Shane Watson, Cameron White.last_img read more

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World Cup 2011 final: President, Rahul and stars at Wankhede

first_imgThe high-voltage India-Lanka encounter in Mumbai on Saturday witnessed dignitaries and celebrities descending on the Wankhede Stadium in hordes.Among the dignitaries present were President Pratibha Patil and her Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapakse, who reached Mumbai a little while earlier.Politicians including senior BJP leader L.K. Advani, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Ashok Chavan and Shiv Sena’s Udhav Thakre also reached the stadium to cheer for Team India.The Bollywood too turned up in force to witness history in the making. Stars at the World Cup final included Rajinikanth, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Sunil Shetty, while other celebrities include Mukesh and Nita Ambani.last_img read more

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Govt flogging petrol users

first_imgThe government has been relentlessly hiking the price of petrol and burdening it with heavy taxes as it sees it essentially as the rich man’s fuel. However, this does not seem to be the solution to the oil sector’s problems that run much deeper.Official data reveals that while the consumption of petrol in the country ranges between 1.1 to 1.2 million tonnes a month, that of diesel is nearly five times as much at five to 5.5 million tonnes each month.A senior Indian Oil Corp (IOC) official told Mail Today that given the much higher volumes of diesel sold in the market, any increase in the price of the fuel brings in more revenue than petrol. The lower volumes of petrol cannot cover up the huge gap created by selling diesel, kerosene and LPG below market price, he explained. However, while petrol price has been raised by as much as 32 per cent in eight successive hikes during the last 11 months, the government has been shying away from raising the price of diesel even though the underrecoveries are much higher at Rs 18 per litre.The gap between petrol and diesel prices has now gone up to a whopping Rs 25 per litre and this is also causing a shift in demand towards diesel-fuelled cars and sports utility vehicles (SUVs). Oil company officials also say that the concept of petrol being purely a rich man’s fuel needs to be revisited since two-wheeler and small car owners also use petrol to run their vehicles.The IOC official said that the base price of petrol is currently at around Rs 36.52 a litre, while the rest of the price component consists of various Central and state levies. Excise duty and other Central government levies on petrol add up to over Rs 30 per litre. In addition, the Delhi government imposes a 20 per cent sales tax on the fuel.advertisementIn contrast, the levies on diesel, which is considered to be a fuel used by the vote-catching farm sector and public transport utilities, attracts much lower taxes. While the Central government’s levies on diesel work out to around Rs 10 a litre, the state government imposes a lower 12.5 per cent sales tax. Interestingly, the retail price of both fuels include a customs duty element, even though they are produced within the country and are not imported.The oil marketing companies say this duty is included as it enables them to pass on a part of the five per cent customs duty that the government levies on crude oil imports to consumers. Senior officials of the oil companies are of the view that it makes little sense to levy this customs duty on crude oil, as refined products such as diesel, LPG and kerosene have to be sold at subsidised prices.”The finance ministry first takes away the money from the oil companies in the form of tax as it wants to reduce the fiscal deficit but has to give the money back to the oil companies as compensation for the subsidy,” an oil company official said. “In the process a lot of time is lost and the oil companies have to borrow money at high rates of interest to finance crude imports,” he explained.The fact that the customs duty is levied on the value of the imports makes matters worse as each time the price of crude goes up the duty that has to be paid also increases, putting a greater burden on the oil companies and the consumers.last_img read more

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Government extra-cautious in selecting the next CVC

first_imgThe CVC Thomas affair seems to have pushed the government to be extra-cautious in selecting the next Central Vigilance Commissioner.To avoid a repeat of the extremely embarrassing situation the government faced when the Supreme Court struck as invalid P.J. Thomas’s appointment as CVC, the government has hand-picked a staggering number of 28 “highly-regarded” IAS officers and other public servants.Usually, the panel of candidates is restricted to three- four or, at the most, five names. The unprecedented list is clearly to widen the choice before the selection panel.The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has sent this mammoth list for consideration of the three members of the high- level panel – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, home minister P. Chidambaram and leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj. The panel is expected to meet either on June 19 or June 20 to decide on who is to be India’s next CVC. The need for such a mammoth panel of candidates has arisen because of the controversy over the selection of P. J. Thomas as CVC. The government appointed him despite objections raised by the leader of the Opposition in a meeting convened on September 3, 2010.Swaraj had pointed out to the PM and the home minister that there was a case pertaining to the Palmolein oil scandal pending against Thomas, who was one of the three officers recommended for the post.At that time, the government overruled her objection only to have the entire process invalidated by the Supreme Court. The apex court declared Thomas’s appointment as invalid necessitating another round of selection for the post of the top vigilance officer.advertisementAccordingly, the DoPT has finalised the list of candidates for the post and sent it to the high- powered selection panel.Foremost among the officers recommended by the DoPT is outgoing home secretary G. K. Pillai. Pillai is to retire on June 30. Former DoPT secretary Shantanu Kansal, an officer with a formidable reputation, who was also secretary to the PM- appointed V. K. Shunglu committee to probe the Commonwealth Games scam, is too a part of the list. Former finance secretary Ashok Chawla too finds a mention as does Bijoy Chatterjee, secretary, chemicals and fertilizers whose name had figured in the panel suggested last time when Thomas was chosen by the government. The present DoPT secretary Alka Sirohi too finds a mention in the list.Former secretary, legislative affairs V. K. Bhasin too is part of the panel recommended by the DoPT, as is Vijaylakshmi Gupta, secretary, defence finance. Former urban development secretary M. Ramachandran who was also one of the frontrunners for the cabinet secretary’s post, also features in the panel.The list has been duly prepared by a secretary- level officer, as per the Supreme Court directions on the basis of rational criteria reflected by recording of reasons and noting akin to reasons by the empanelling authority. As there was confusion about whether the high- level selection panel was aware of the chargesheet against P. J. Thomas despite the leader of the Opposition mentioning this fact during the selection panel’s meeting, the parameters for selection, as well as the service files of the officers, are expected to be sent to the panel members this time.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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I-League 2012: Defending champions Dempo to open their campaign against Churchill Brothers

first_imgIt may not promise a footballing action that will sweep you off your feet, but then the I-League is the best domestic tournament that India can offer to its fans.With the October 6-April 28 competition kicking off on Saturday, the rivalry between the Goan and the Kolkata clubs will once again be renewed, with the latter hoping to end the former’s dominance.Indeed, the last time a non-Goan club won the national league was in 2005-06, when the erstwhile Mahindra United were crowned the champions.Going by the recent performances and signings by the teams, the Kolkata clubs seem prepared to lead an onslaught against their Goan counterparts. “It looks like this time it will be a more competitive league than earlier. There have been some big signings by most of the big clubs,” Armando Colaco, coach of defending champions Dempo, told Mail Today. Colaco’s team has been the most consistent side in recent times, finishing amongst the top-three in last three editions and winning the league on two of those occasions.Though they might have been affected by Nigerian striker Ranti Martins’s decision to join Kolkata’s Prayag United, Dempo have former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs player Rohan Ricketts in their ranks.They have the experienced Climax Lawrence and Clifford Miranda in the mid- field while Mahesh Gawli and Sameer Naik form the spine of the back line.”We will see how quickly Rohan acclimatises. He is not yet match fit but we have other players,” Colaco said. Dempo opens their campaign on Saturday against Churchill Brothers, another team to be one of the favourites.Churchill have a great midfielder in Beto while Henry Antchouet provides solidity upfront. However, their citadel too was breached when defender Gouramangi Singh was picked up by Prayag. Prayag has been one of the biggest spenders this season.They have Martins, top-scorer of the last edition, Gouramangi, Subrata Paul and Costa Rica’s World Cupper Carlos Hernandez.The Kolkata side is one of the favourites, but the Sanjoy Sencoached team need to do justice to their big signings and not fizzle out like they did in the Federation Cup, where they were ousted at the group stage.Prayag flopped in the Federation Cup, which East Bengal clinched.Playing with three foreigners, the Trevor Morgan-coached East Bengal shocked Dempo to lift the second most important trophy, after I-League.East Bengal’s Nigerian defender Uga Okpara and midfielder Penn Orji will be the ones to look out for, along with Mehtab Hossain. The red-and-gold brigade is one of the few top teams with an Indian striker, youngster Manandeep Singh, who is in top form. He has Chidi Edeh by his side and the duo forms an effective force.Another club to have a strong forward line is Mohun Bagan, who boast of Okolie Odafe and Tolgay Ozbey. But a weak defence is bound to give coach Santosh Kashyap a headache.Mohun Bagan too open the league on Saturday, against Shillong Lajong FC, one of the two sides from the Northeast. The other is the newly-promoted United Sikkim and fans across the country have a special connect with this club as it is owned by Bhaichung Bhutia.United Sikkim will have a tough task at hand when they take on Salgaocar in Gangtok on Saturday.The Goan giants, coached by Karim Bencherifa, will hope to emulate their success of 2010-11, when they won the title. But lack of big names may prove to be a factor in a long tournament like the I-league.Another club that has given big clubs a run for their money is Pune FC. Derick Pereira’s side can once again be expected to repeat its performance.advertisementlast_img read more

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Hotshots rule

first_img“We had a great start [and] we sustained it,” said Victolero. “Still, hats off to Alaska. It was a great series. My boys just wanted it more.”The result was Magnolia clinching a 14th franchise victory—the first since the 2014 Grand Slam season of the squad—and completing a triple crown of sorts for the San Miguel Corp. conglomerate. San Miguel Beer won the Philippine Cup, followed by Barangay Ginebra’s conquest of the Commissioner’s Cup.Mark Barroca, who got into a bit of a controversy in Game 4 after a hit on Alaska’s Chris Banchero that cost him a P50,000 fine, was named Finals MVP after averaging 11 points, 3.2 rebounds and a little over three assists per game in the series.“I wouldn’t have won this if not for my teammates,” Barroca said in Filipino. “I thank them for their efforts and this award is also for them.”Barroca had 13 points, five rebounds and four assists in Game 6 to backstop Travis and embody the kind of effort Magnolia put into the series.ADVERTISEMENT “We always talked about going ahead, 1-0, and before this game, we said this was going to be the last 1-0,” Barroca added. “I have to commend my teammates and their efforts because that’s what we talked about, making sure we put in the effort to get those 50-50 balls.”Barroca, Paul Lee, Ian Sangalang and Jio Jalalon took turns providing a local flavor to the Magnolia offense, shutting the door on every Alaska rally.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening It seemed all over from that point, with the Hotshots, intent on shutting down the series, repulsing every rally the Aces could muster to ice a 4-2 series victory.“I didn’t know that this is how it feels to win a championship in the PBA,” said head coach Chito Victolero in Filipino above the din of the celebration at center court. Victolero snared his first title as a PBA coach in his second Finals stint.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I think the chemistry was the biggest factor,” added Victolero. “This has the best among the teams I’ve been in.”Romeo Travis came up huge for Magnolia, which got big contributions from its locals when things got sticky. Back in the venue where he came up with a dramatic 50-point performance that knocked Ginebra out of its throne in the semifinals, Travis finished with 32 points and 17 rebounds this time around. Azkals foes bolster their buildup MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Closeout games are the hardest ones to play. Magnolia simply made it look easy.Unloading 12 straight points right after tip-off, the Hotshots gave the Alaska Aces no glimpse of hope and carved a 102-86 victory Wednesday night in Game 6 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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Sourav Ganguly joins Mudgal committee probe

first_imgFormer India captain Sourav GangulyFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly has joined the Supreme Court-appointed Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal committee probing the allegations of betting and spot-fixing in the sixth Indian Premier League.Ganguly on Tuesday specially flew down here to attend the proceedings as the full committee met for the first time.”Yes, Sourav joined the investigations today. It was the first time after his appointment that we met in person. The meeting took place at my office and I would like to think that discussions were indeed very fruitful,” Justice Mudgal said.”We had already sent the relevant documents that Sourav would have required to study before our meeting. He came well prepared. Beyond that I am not in a position to divulge anymore information. From now on any meeting of the committee will be held in my office,” he said.Other members in the committee are Additional Solicitor General L. Nageswara Rao, senior advocate Niloy Datta and senior IPS officer B.B. Mishra.The Supreme Court had directed the probe committee to take a cricketer of ‘impeccable integrity’ on board to assist them on the cricketing matters related to the scandal.Ganguly was the obvious choice as most of his other contemporaries like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Anil Kumble are all part of various IPL franchises.Ganguly, who played IPL till 2012, is well conversant with modern-day game and is widely regarded as one of the finest cricket brains in the country.The former skipper, however, has a packed schedule and will leave for England later this month to do television commentary during the five-Test series involving India.advertisementlast_img read more

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India register historic Test win at Lord’s

first_imgIndia bowler Ishant Sharma, left, celebrates taking the wicket of England’s Joe Root caught out by Stuart Binny on the fifth day of the second cricket test match between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)India on Monday registered a historic 95-run win over England on the fifth and final day of the second cricket Test at Lord’s. ScorecardThis is India’s second Test win at Lord’s after a period of 28 years. At the same venue, India registered their lone win back in 1986.Resuming the second session at 173/5, England were bowled out for 223 while chasing a target of 319 runs.Pacer Ishant Sharma was the pick of the Indian bowlers with career best figures of 7/74. He was adjudged the Man of the Match.Ishant Sharma has the honour of leading India off after his match-winning 7/74 #EngvInd https://t.co/J4eQMLZApVLord’s Ground (@HomeOfCricket) July 21, 2014With the win, the visitors have taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.This is India’s second win at the ‘home of cricket’ since a Kapil Dev-led team won here back in 1986.Brief scores: India 295 and 342 beat England 319 and 223 (Joe Root 66, Moeen Ali 39; Ishant Sharma 7/74).England’s Moeen Ali walks off the field of play after losing his wicket off the bowling of India’s Ishant Sharma on the fifth day of the second cricket test match between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)India’s Ishant Sharma, center, celebrates with his captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, second right, after taking the wicket of England’s Moeen Ali, second left, on the fifth day of the second cricket test match between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)advertisementIndia’s Cheteshwar Pujara, center, celebrates catching out England’s Moeen Ali off an Ishant Sharma, left, delivery on the fifth day of the second cricket test match between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)England’s Joe Root hits a shot watched by India’s captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the fifth day of the second cricket test match between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)India’s Shikhar Dhawan, left, regains his balance after stopping the ball at slip beside his captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the fifth day of the second cricket test match between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)England’s Stuart Broad tries to avoid a bouncer form India’s Ishant Sharma on the fifth day of the second cricket test match between England and India at Lord’s cricket ground in London, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)last_img read more

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Michael Jordan: 6 NBA titles tougher than James Harden, Russell Westbrook streaks

first_imgCharlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan speaks to the media about hosting the NBA All-Star basketball game during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Jordan says James Harden’s streak of 30 straight 30-point games and Russell Westbrook’s 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive and tough to accomplish.But the Charlotte Hornets owner said Tuesday — flashing a big grin — that there is one accomplishment tougher than both those feats: “Which is harder from the player’s standpoint? Six championships by all means.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ROS on a mission Jordan praised both players for what they’re doing, noting that both streaks are hard to accomplish.Jordan said the milestones show “the talent that we have within the league.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It shows progression in the league,” Jordan said during an interview at his Hornets facility while discussing the upcoming All-Star weekend. “I am very proud of how both guys have done because they are making a mark for the league and I think it really helps grow the league.”Harden needed a late scoring spree on Monday night to extend his streak to 30 games, scoring 11 points in the final 100 seconds as the Rockets defeated the Dallas Mavericks 120-104. Harden, who is playing with a strained left shoulder, reached the 30-point mark by swishing a 30-foot pull-up jumper. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Westbrook finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to notch his 10th straight triple-double in the Thunder’s 120-111 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, breaking a tie with Wilt Chamberlain for the most consecutive triple doubles.Both players will be in Charlotte this weekend for the All-Star game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

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Kylian Mbappe scores again as runaway leader PSG beats Nimes

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MOST READ View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Nkunku had put PSG ahead late in the first half with an excellent control and finish from Marco Verratti’s pass.The victory moves coach Thomas Tuchel’s side 17 points ahead of second-place Lille, having played one game fewer.OTHER MATCHESAmiens won 1-0 at home to Patrick Vieira’s Nice to edge further away from the relegation zone, into 16th place.Striker Serhou Guirassy’s 11th-minute goal was his first for the club.ADVERTISEMENT Guingamp remains bottom despite winning 1-0 at home to Angers with an injury-time effort from midfielder Lucas Deaux.SUNDAY’S GAMESThird-place Lyon can move within two points of Lille in the race for an automatic Champions League place if it wins at Monaco.But Lyon will be without forward Nabil Fekir after he picked up a knock in training.Elsewhere, fifth-place Marseille is at Rennes and sixth-place Montpellier hosts seventh-place Reims.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSG’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side’s fifth goal during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Montpellier at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS — Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take his league-leading tally to 22 goals as Paris Saint-Germain beat Nimes 3-0 on Saturday to move 17 points clear at the top.Mbappe has scored in all four games since PSG lost forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani to injury, and the France star’s second-half double took him to 51 goals in the league since bursting on the scene with Monaco three years ago.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img His 22 goals have come in 20 league games, and he’s the youngest player to reach 50 league goals in French league history.“Every day I work hard to help my team as much as I can, and to enjoy myself as well,” said Mbappe, who turned 20 in December. “Football’s still about enjoying yourself, scoring goals, breaking records. That’s what drives me so I’m very happy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesOnly Barcelona star Lionel Messi has more goals in Europe’s top five leagues, after taking his tally to 25 with a hat trick Saturday.France’s World Cup winner Mbappe scored his first goal in the 69th minute when he turned in Juan Bernat’s pass to make it 2-0. He grabbed his second in the 89th with a fine low finish after collecting Christopher Nkunku’s pass and cutting in from the left. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Belinda Bencic beats Petra Kvitova to win Dubai Championship ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warlast_img read more

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Russian teen Potapova stuns Wimbledon champion Kerber at French Open

first_imgGermany’s Angelique Kerber serves the ball to Russia’s Anastasia Potapova during their women’s singles first round match on day 1 of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 26, 2019. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)German fifth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber was knocked out of Roland Garros in the first round on Sunday by Russian world number 81 Anastasia Potapova.Kerber, bidding to complete a career Grand Slam, slumped to a 6-4, 6-2 defeat to the 18-year-old Russian who was making her Paris debut.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport FRENCH OPEN 2019: Serena Williams tries again for 24th major Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Potapova’s first win over a top 10 player gives her a second round clash against either China’s Wang Yafan or Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ Russian envoy: Putin accepts Duterte’s invitation to visit PH PLAY LIST 01:37Russian envoy: Putin accepts Duterte’s invitation to visit PH02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warlast_img read more

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Raynauds phenomenon

first_imgDefinitionRaynauds phenomenon is a condition in which cold temperatures or strong emotions cause blood vessel spasms. This blocks blood flow to the fingers, toes, ears, and nose.CausesRaynauds phenomenon can be linked to other conditions. This is called secondary Raynauds phenomenon. Most people with the condition are over age 30.Common causes are:Diseases of the arteries (such as atherosclerosis and Buergers disease)Drugs that cause narrowing of arteries (such as amphetamines, certain types of beta-blockers, some cancer drugs, certain drugs used for migraine headaches)Arthritis and autoimmune conditions (such as scleroderma, Sjogren syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus)Repeated injury or usage (such as from typing, playing the piano, or heavy use of hand tools)SmokingFrostbiteThoracic outlet syndromeRaynauds phenomenon canalso occur without another cause. This is called primary Raynauds phenomenon. It most often begins in people younger than age 30.SymptomsStrong emotions or exposure to the cold bring on the changes.First,the fingers, toes, ears, or nose to become white, then turn blue.When blood flow returns, the area becomes red and then later returns to normal color.The attacks may last from minutes to hours.People with primary Raynauds phenomenon have problems in the same fingers on both sides. Most people do not have much pain.People with Raynauds phenomenon that is due to other medical conditions are more likely to have pain or tingling in the fingers. The pain is rarely severe. Ulcers may form on the affected fingers if the attacks are very bad.advertisementExams and TestsYour health care provider can often detect the condition by doing a physical exam and asking you questions.Tests that may be done to confirm the diagnosis include:Vascular ultrasoundCold stimulation test for Raynauds phenomenonBlood tests may be done to diagnose arthritic and autoimmune conditions that may cause Raynauds phenomenon.TreatmentTaking these steps may help control Raynauds phenomenon:Stop smoking. Smoking causes blood vessels to narrow even more.Avoid caffeine.Avoid taking medicines that cause blood vessels to tighten or spasm.Keep the body warm. Avoid exposure to cold in any form. Wear mittens or gloves outdoors and when handling ice or frozen food. Avoid getting chilled, which may happen after any active recreational sport.Wear comfortable, roomy shoes and wool socks. When outside, always wear shoes.Your health care provider may prescribe medicines to relax the walls of the blood vessels. These include topical nitroglycerin cream that you rub on your skin, calcium channel blockers, sildenafil (Viagra), and ACE inhibitors.It is vital to treat the condition causing Raynauds phenomenon.Outlook (Prognosis)The outcome varies. It depends onthe cause of the problem and how bad it is.Possible ComplicationsGangrene or skin ulcers may occur if an artery becomes completely blocked. This problem is more likely in people who also have arthritis or autoimmune conditions.Fingers may become thin and tapered with smooth shiny skin and nails that grow slowly. This due to the poor blood flow to the areas.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if:You have a history of Raynauds phenomenon and the affected body part (arm, hand, leg, foot, or other part) becomes infected or develops a sore.Your fingers change color and you do not know the cause.Your fingers or toes turn black or the skin breaks.You have a sore on the skin of your feet or hands which does not heal.You have a fever, swollen or painful joints, or skin rashes.ReferencesJames WD, Berger TG, Elston DM. Cutaneous vascular diseases. In: James WD, Berger TG, Elston DM, eds. Andrews Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 35.Bakst R, Merola JF, Franks AG Jr., Sanchez M, Perelman RO. Raynauds phenomenon: pathogenesis and management. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008;59:633-653.Ferri FF, ed. Ferris Clinical Advisor 2011. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2010.Swanson KE, Bartholomew JR, Paulson R. Hypothenar hammer syndrome: A case and brief review. Vascular Medicine. 2012;17(2):108-15.Review Date:4/20/2013Reviewed By:Gordon A. Starkebaum, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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Salmonella enterocolitis

first_imgDefinitionSalmonella enterocolitis is an infection in the lining of the small intestine caused by Salmonella bacteria.Alternative NamesSalmonellosis; Nontyphoidal salmonellaCauses, incidence, and risk factorsSalmonella infection is one of the most common types of food poisoning. It occurs when you swallow food or water that contains the salmonella bacteria.The salmonella germs may get into the food you eat (called contamination) in several ways.You are more likely to get this type of infection if you have:Eaten foods such as turkey, turkey dressing, chicken, or eggs that have not been cooked well or stored properlyFamily members with recent salmonella infectionBeen or worked in a hospital, nursing home, or other long-term health facilityA pet iguana or other lizards, turtles, or snakes (reptiles are carriers of salmonella)A weakened immune systemRegularly used medicines that block acid production in the stomachCrohns disease or ulcerative colitisUsed antibiotics in the recent pastMostpeople with this conditionare younger than 20.SymptomsThe time between infection and symptoms is 8 – 48 hours. Symptoms include:Abdominal pain, cramping, or tendernessChillsDiarrheaFeverMuscle painNauseaVomitingSigns and testsThehealth care providerwill perform a physical exam. You may have signs of a tender abdomen and tiny pink spots on the skin called rose spots.Tests that may be done include:Blood cultureComplete blood count with differentialFebrile/cold agglutinins (test for specific antibodies)Stool culture for salmonellaTreatmentThe goal is to make you feel better and avoid dehydration. Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should.These things may help you feel better if you have diarrhea:advertisementDrink 8 to 10 glasses of clear fluids every day. Water is best.Drink at least 1 cup of liquid every time you have a loose bowel movement.Eat small meals throughout the day, instead of three big meals.Eat some salty foods, such as pretzels, soup, and sports drinks.Eat some high-potassium foods, such as bananas, potatoes without the skin, and watered-down fruit juices.Give your child fluids for the first 4 to 6 hours. At first, try 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of fluid every 30 to 60 minutes.Infants should continue to breastfeed and receiveelectrolyte replacement solutions as recommended by your health care provider.You can use an over-the-counter drink, such as Pedialyte or Infalyte. Do not water down these drinks.You can also try Pedialyte popsicles.Watered-down fruit juice or broth may also help.Medicines that slow down diarrhea are usually not given because they maymake the infection last longer. If you have severe symptoms, your health care provider may prescribe antibiotics.If you take water pills ordiuretics, you may need to stop taking them when you have diarrhea. Ask your health care provider.Expectations (prognosis)In otherwise healthy people, symptoms should go away in 2 – 5 days, but they may lastfor 1 – 2 weeks.The bacteria can be shed in the feces of some treated patients for months to a year after the infection. Food handlers who carry salmonella in their body can pass the infection to the people who eat their food.Calling your health care providerCall your health care provider if:There is blood or pus in your stoolsYou have diarrhea and are unable to drink fluids due to nausea or vomitingYou have a fever above 101F or your child has a fever above 100.4F, along with diarrheaYou have signs of dehydration (thirst, dizziness, light-headedness)You have recently traveled to a foreign country and developed diarrheaYour diarrhea does not get better in 5 days (2 days for an infant or child), or it gets worseYour child has been vomiting for more than 12 hours (in a newborn under 3 monthsyou should call as soon as vomiting or diarrhea beginYour child has reduced urine output, sunken eyes, sticky or dry mouth, or no tears when cryingPreventionLearning how to prevent food poisoning can reduce the risk of this infection.Proper food handling and storage can help reduce the risk. Good hand washing when handling eggs, poultry, and other foods is important.If you own a reptile, wear gloves when handling the animal or its feces because salmonella can easily pass to humans.ReferencesDuPont HL. Approach to the patient with suspected enteric infection. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 291.Semrad CE. Approach to the patient with diarrhea and malabsorption. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 142.Giannella RA. Infectious enteritis and proctocolitis and bacterial food poisoning. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtrans Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010: chap 107.advertisementReview Date:5/30/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

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4 totally cool women entrepreneurs to be inspired by

first_imgFrom start-ups to traditional businesses, women are turning heads in the workplace–for more reasons than one. Four young achievers look thepart, and how.Radhika Ghai AggarwalCo-founder and Chief Business Officer, ShopClues.comFrom banking to fashion retail, Radhika Ghai Aggarwal has marketing experience in diverse industries. And now, her company ShopClues is the 50th most visited website in India, valued at a whopping $500 million. Watched closely by others in the e-commerce space, Aggarwal is driving change with the confidence of someone who knows where she’s headed. And at nearly 5ft 9 inches, she stands tall among her peers. Yet, at times, Aggarwal feels the need to tower over people. “So I keep a pair of heels in my drawer at work,” she says. “It’s literally a ‘pick-me-up’. I slip them on to lift my spirits.”Radhika Ghai Aggarwal. Picture courtesy: Anand GogoiLike the advertising world, those in the technology and start-up space are often expected to dress down. An expectation that Aggarwal doesn’t begrudge, keeping it casual on most days in jeans and T-shirts… So much so she picks up most of her work clothes, especially Indian semi-formals, off the rack from the same shops. Her no-fuss makeup and shoulder-length hair-“loose, if I’ve just washed it; tied up, if I haven’t”-come as no surprise either. Yet Aggarwal does shed this sartorial nonchalance when she travels, picking out dresses and shifts. Diane von Furstenberg is an old favourite. “I have at least 25 to 30 of her outfits,” she says. Back home, on special occasions, she is also spotted in soft cotton and Gujarati gajji silk saris. But with long workdays, these are exceptions to the rule.Sairee Chahal Co-founder, Fleximoms and SheroesBuilding career shops that work towards creating and enhancing flexible work options for 15 lakh women taking mid-career breaks, Sairee Chahal too is a fleximom–a term that doesn’t quite inspire fashion confidence on average weekdays, divided between a growing business and a growing child. “I’m boring [in terms of fashion]–almost a boy,” says Chahal, whose petite frame and pixie haircut appear to validate her schoolboy image.advertisementSairee Chahal. Picture courtesy: Anand GogoiWith no pressure to conform, as her own boss, Chahal is happy to sport her wardrobe staples of jeans, kurta, and T-shirts. For formal meetings, she sticks to a few can’t-go-wrong, key pieces, such as trousers (black, brown, blue), shirts (almost always white) and jackets. On special occasions when she must take it up a notch, well-tailored tunics and single dresses in clean cuts and comfortable fabrics, come to her rescue. “I also have a few little black dresses, of course,” she offers. Even at her TED Talk in the US a couple of years ago, makeup-free and dressed in blacks and greys, Chahal’s only concession to style was a red scarf casually slung over her shoulders… And yet, she owns this simplicity. Working towards “the feminisation of the workplace,” Chahal appears to eschew the image of feminists in heavily kohled eyes and statement saris. The emphasis is on getting work done.”Anahita Dhondy,Chef Manager, SodaBottleOpenerWala restaurantsAnahita Dhondy comes from a family of “mad Parsis” in Delhi-a breed rarer than the Mumbai Parsi, but just as typical, she says. Inspired by her mother, Dhondy started icing cakes at 10! Later, she studied at the Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad, and Le Cordon Bleu, London. In her mid 20s, she now wields the ladle at the restaurant chain SodaBottleOpenerWala, a tribute to the Irani cafe culture. As a chef, Dhondy appears to wear both her youth and gender lightly, even in a restaurant kitchen–a workspace as brutal and as ‘male’ as any. But does it influence the way she dresses? “At work–usually, a hot kitchen–I aim, first and foremost, to be comfortable,” she says.Anahita Dhondy. Picture courtesy: Anand Gogoi”And yes, since I’m often the only woman among men, I tend to cover up–full sleeves, high-waist jeans, a throw on top… Plus, the chef’s coat is a loose, cover-all garment. I wore a skirt once, and it ended up being a distraction–I’d rather the chaps focused on the orders.” Dhondy’s style is clearly an extension of the person and the chef she is-cooking with simple, everyday ingredients to make comfort food. Busy with the usual demands of a popular restaurant, and with the Parsi New Year celebrations, for instance, she arrives at our shoot in track pants. Outside the kitchen, though, she makes an effort to dress differently. Her style could be boho-chic with jeans, cropped top and cape, or a maxi with a floral scarf. “But I’m unpredictable,” she warns, “Monochrome one day, a riot of colours the next… I’m a mad Bawa, basically!”Sakshi Vij,Founder and CEO of Myles, a division of Carzonrent IndiaSakshi Vij started Myles in 2013-a challenge in India, where we’re unaccustomed to the concept of self-driving rental cars. What began with 14 cars and three locations has grown to over 1,000 cars across 21 Indian cities in two years. But this sharp rise in Vij’s career graph, leading to busier days and longer weeks, has hardly blunted her dressing style.Sakshi Vij. Picture courtesy: Anand GogoiA working woman who knows her CC cream and her mascara well, Vij’s sartorial choices are no afterthoughts. And unlike many other women heading their own businesses, she prefers to keep it formal and natty, taking cues from the European couture trends. Having said that, Vij doesn’t follow trends blindly, and has a sense of style all her own. “Of late, I’ve worn flowy shirts with leggings, even jeggings. I tend to opt for single tones in good material, and long garments.” Not one to shy away from bright colours, reds, pinks, and plenty of rust dominate her shelves. Sakshi is also happy to experiment with her clothes. “For dressier occasions, I switch to fusion,” she says. Nachiket Barve and Masaba are her go-to options. Add to that a spot of bold lip colour, comfortable footwear and occasionally, animal prints, and you have a businesswoman who is not afraid to show her true colours.This story first appeared in Harper’s Bazaar India (At Work)advertisementlast_img read more

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