Lakers notes: Bynum welcomes Brown’s return

first_imgAndrew Bynum was waiting with a joke Friday as fellow center Kwame Brown returned to the Lakers after missing 27 games with a severely sprained left ankle. “It was a bit nostalgic to see him in the uniform today,” Bynum said of Brown, who was injured Dec. 31. “But I’m really happy for him. I know he’s excited to be back and I think it’ll help us out a lot.” The injury news wasn’t as good for Luke Walton, who hoped to return Friday from his own sprained ankle. But Walton has been unable to overcome the injury and will be re-examined Monday by ankle specialist David Thordarson at USC. Walton, who underwent an MRI on Friday, will not travel for Sunday’s game at Phoenix and his availability for the Lakers’ upcoming road trip is uncertain. The Lakers will play back-to-back games at Minnesota and Milwaukee beginning Tuesday. “It’s not healing enough and he’s still having pain in certain movements,” team spokesman John Black said. “So we’ll send him over and check that out.” Brown, meanwhile, made his decision to return mostly out of necessity with Bynum staying home sick from three days of practice this week. In addition, Brown feared he would not be able to return in full for the playoffs if he stuck to his original timetable. “They wanted me to be out another three weeks,” Brown said. “There’s no way I can get in shape if I sit out another three weeks. So I just said, `Let’s try to give it a go.”‘ Brown consulted with trainer Gary Vitti, who said his ankle might not be pain-free the rest of the season. He joked that he was moving at more of a “fast trot” than running full speed but added, “I’m pretty quick, so it’s faster than most people.” center_img By returning now, Brown also has a chance to salvage what he hoped would be a breakthrough season before it was derailed. Brown is averaging 8.7 points and 6.6 rebounds but has missed 34 out of 59 games because of injuries. Lakers coach Phil Jackson, meanwhile, will face a decision about going forward with Bynum or Brown as his starting center. Jackson appreciates the defensive presence Brown brings and believes Bynum can be productive off the bench. “If both of them reach where I think is their potential, I’m going to have to consider that,” Jackson said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

‘That’s what it’s all about!’ – Fans talk up the magic of the FA Cup after Salford City victory

first_img The Northern Premier League Premier Division part-timers beat League Two Notts County 1 Salford City pulled off a shock 2-0 win over League Two side Notts County in the FA Cup on Friday. Goals from Danny Webber and Richie Allen fired the side, part owned by some of the Class of ’92, into the hat for the second round draw.Their impressive performance at Moor Park inspired many people who took to social media to state how refreshing it was to watch co-managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley’s side put in the performance for a deserving win. Here is how people reacted to the surprise victory…last_img read more

SAD DAY FOR WOMEN AND UNBORN OF IRELAND – O DOMHNAILL

first_imgDonegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has tonight slammed the Fine Gael, Labour, and Sinn Féin parties for ramming the ‘Introduction of Abortion into Ireland Bill’ through Seanad Éireann.The Fianna Fail Senator said this now means that Ireland will operate one of the most liberal abortion regimes in the world as no term limits exist.And he says that under the legislation both Letterkenny General Hospital and Sligo General Hospital will be used to carry out these procedures. “Labour Senator Jimmy Harte voted and spoke in favour of this legislation. In the Dail Donegal Deputies Joe McHugh (Fine Gael), Dinny McGinley (Fine Gael), Pearse Doherty (Sinn Féin), Padraig MacLochlainn (Sinn Féin), and Thomas Pringle (Independent) voted in favour of this legislation despite having given the Donegal Electorate Pro Life promises and commitments before the last General Election.“I was at a loss as to how Sinn Féin Senators even though they were supportive of the Bill could vote against the inclusion of an amendment that was intended to reduce the suffering of the unborn child during an abortion. Sein Fein Senators also supported the ramming through of the Bill by voting for the guillotining of the legislation, this is outrageous.”Speaking from Seanad Éireann this evening, Senator Ó Domhnaill said the passing of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013, confirms his view the Government is trying to force into statute law a repugnant injustice.He said the Bill is based on a false premise as there is absolutely no evidence that an abortion benefits someone who is suicidal. “Doctors and experts gave evidence to the Oireachtas confirming this, which was ignored by Sinn Féin, Labour and Fine Gael. This evidence clearly showed that someone who has an abortion is at increased risk of self-harm, subsequent increase in mental health issues, substance abuse, and even suicide. For example:1. The inclusion of suicide will mean a high false positive rate. Psychiatrists themselves readily and repeatedly highlighted the difficulties in assessing suicidal intent. This high false positive rate currently would mean 35 children’s lives are ended to ensure one correct decision.2. In a 2006 study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, as many as 1 in 2 women reported suicidal ideation in women after abortion.3. The eminent psychiatrist & suicide expert, Prof Kevin Malone highlighted that this Bill may normalise suicide in Ireland.“Britain introduced a law, promised at the time, as a very restrictive abortion regime in 1967. The Law was introduced by the then Health Minister Lord Steel, who has recently said that Ireland would be making a grave mistake if it goes ahead with plans to legislate for termination on the grounds of a threat of suicide. In 1968 there were 22,332 abortions in England and Wales; by 1972 the number was 108,000. Today, in Britain, one in every five pregnancies ends in abortion. “How can Donegal Sinn Féin TD’s proclaim to be Republican and to be standing up for most vulnerable in our Society while on the other hand voting to end the life of the most vulnerable in our Society – the unborn child.“The Proclamation of the Irish Republic, read by Pádraig Pearce outside the GPO at the start of the Easter Rising 1916, states; The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all it’s citizens, and declares it’s resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all it’s parts, cherishing all the children of the nation equally.“Abortion is always a violent response to a crisis. In our desire to be compassionate to women, let us not lose sight of the fact that there are at least two human lives involved in a pregnancy.“There is simply no other area of law where a threat of suicide for one person is sufficient to deprive another person of most basic fundamental right. Every baby who dies as a result of this legislation, dies due to a TD or Senator voting in favour of this Bill. Are we to abandon the principle of equality and decree that some human lives are less equal than others? This flies in the face of the Constitution’s words and also in the face of the proclamation of the Irish Republic”, concluded Senator Ó Domhnaill. SAD DAY FOR WOMEN AND UNBORN OF IRELAND – O DOMHNAILL was last modified: July 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:abortionBrian Ó Domhnaillpro-lifelast_img read more

Datebook

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TUESDAY: The Jewish Learning Institute will begin a six-week course, “Beyond Never Again: The Holocaust Speaks To Our Generation,” at 7:30 p.m. at 5040 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Course fee is $75. To register call 805-658-7441. Volunteers are sought for the annual “Pacoima Neighborhood Pride Day,” to help spruce up homes beginning at 8:45 a.m. at 12543 Correnti St. Los Angeles Neighborhood Services sponsors the event. Homes will receive new paint jobs, minor repairs, landscaping and more. For information call 213-381-2862, ext. 105. The Sepulveda Garden Center will discuss “The Ecology of California Native Plants in the Nursery” at 7:30 p.m. at 16333 Magnolia Blvd. Encino. The nursery manager at the Theodore Payne Foundation will be the guest speaker. Prior to the discussion, a dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at Chevy’s Mexican Restaurant at 16705 Ventura Blvd, Encino. State Assembly candidate Ferial Masry will speak to the Agoura Hills/Oak Park Rotary Club at 7:30 a.m. at the Agoura Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Old Agoura Road, Agoura. Her topic is “Democracy in the U.S. and the Middle East” The Sun Valley Neighborhood Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Industrial Metal Supply Building, 8300 San Fernando Rd. on the second floor. For information call 818-768-8342. WEDNESDAY: Education historian Diane Ravitch will speak about “The Future of Teacher Education in a Hostile Environment” from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union on the east side of the California State University, Northridge, campus, 18111 Nordhoff St. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, PO Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.last_img read more

Description in Mahabharata is proof of Internet use during epic period, says Tripura CM Biplab Deb

first_imgYour remark that internet and digital technology was around in the Mahabharata period has created a controversy. What did you mean when you said that?Whether Mahabharat, Ramayana or Upanishad, these are the empirical texts of our culture. If a person sitting in a palace can narrate what is happening in a battlefield 50 km away, there must have been some technique. Ordinary eyes do not have the facility to see such things. This was a particular technology, in the name of Sanjaya, which is akin to the Internet of today. Now if some of my friends raise questions on proof, then I would say that the proof lies in the Internet technology of today. Those who cannot understand, and feel that to oppose they must run down Indian culture and civilisation and aggrandise Western culture, they are provoked by my statements.For example, how did the Wright Brothers think up of aeroplanes? They watched birds fly and conceived of a technology that could make a plane that flew. Thus Sanjaya’s use of a technology that could see events far away proves the superiority of Indian civilisation. Those who do not believe in Rama will question his existence. In the time of Rama, there was the Sarayu river, now too it is there. I am born of my mother, why do I believe that, because my mother told me so.But, unlike the existence of remains of say the Iron or Bronze Age, Gupta and Maurya empire, where is the proof of Sanjaya’s Internet?Sanjaya’s technique was millennia ago, how will you locate the satellites that drove that technology? But the fact that there is a description of it in the Mahabharata is proof. The fact that these technologies are available now means that there were these ideas earlier too. Nowadays what has happened is that the Leftists or those of that inclination feel that whatever we have done as Indians should be run down. When Rajiv Gandhi brought computers into the country, I remember that the Leftist government in West Bengal opposed it tooth and nail. Our party, when it came to power under Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on the other hand, promoted technology. Pramod Mahajanji promoted the telecom revolution because of which you are recording my interview on this phone.Our government combines our civilisation-al heritage with the future, unlike the Leftists who only look at Western civilisation and [believe] that all forward looking things came from there. I say that (CPI(M) general secretary) Sitaram Yechury’s parents named him Sita and Ram, not Stalin or Lenin — it reflects India and that thinking. What he did later, of course, is his outlook.But don’t you think that as a young Chief Minister you got mired in an essentially useless controversy?I didn’t create this controversy, others who have no work did. I was talking at a programme of digitisation in Public Distribution System in Agartala and I was explaining how the Internet existed in our country in the past and how we are implementing this now to end pilferage in the system. I say that if you want to fight me politically, do it on the level of development. But the Leftists use these kind of issues. Arundhati Roy, just before her book comes out, will say things like Kashmir should be given away just to create some talk around her. It is not done.Do you feel bad that you were mocked on social media?I pity the people who mocked me. I have the 37 lakh people of Tripura with me who have rejected the thinking of the Left and its aggrandisement of the West.A big campaign promise by the BJP in the Tripura polls was the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations. The State is still under Fourth Pay Commission. Any forward movement there?In my first Cabinet meet, we decided to set up a committee under former Assam chief secretary P.P. Verma along with two Tripura officers to go into the issue. Normally such committees are given time till 90 days — we have asked for a report within 45 days. Since Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had released our vision document for the polls, I feel that we will be successful in getting Central support for this and fulfilling this promise to our 1.5 lakh government employees. Mr. Verma was the one under whom the Seventh Pay Commission was implemented in Assam, and the people there were happy, so we expect that he will do a good job here too.You declared that Tripura schools will now use NCERT textbooks. What other changes are you envisaging?Atul Nath (Education Minister) will be forming a committee to look into how NCERT text books will be introduced in schools across the State. Our literacy rates are very high, but it is only a percentage — the quality suffers. How many IAS, IPS, railway and central government jobs have people from Tripura got? There has to be a systematic look at the education sector in the state.Rapid development was promised by the BJP in its poll promises, what are your plans for the State?If you see from Cox Bazaar, the biggest market for the North East and the region can only be Tripura. We are speaking to Bangladesh for connectivity for that. From Chittagong to Tripura it is just 65 km, whereas from Haldia to Tripura, as of now we travel 3200 km. If Tripura becomes a regional hub for trade, like Dubai is for that region, we can achieve much. Already three BPOs have been approved under Information Technology ministry, two plastic parks have been approved by the Chemicals and Fertiliser ministry, with high employment potential. We are in the process of getting a chemical fertiliser complex for Agartala approved. Projects up to ₹3000-4000 crore have already been approved for the State.Religious tourism is number one in our country. We have the Tripureshwari Mandir, a Shakti peeth which was earlier run by a committee headed by the local District Magistrate with the local MLA. Now we have taken a decision that the Chief Minister will head the committee, with the Chief Secretary and Revenue Secretary as members. An amount of ₹50 crores has been sanctioned for the build up of facilities around the temple under the Prasad scheme. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh ji has approved the raising of two territorial army battalions which will provide jobs to 2150 young men.Since you had such success against the CPI(M) in Tripura, is there a call for you to campaign in the upcoming bypoll in Kerala?The State resident (Kummanam Rajashekharan) did call me and ask for my presence but I told him that I will only go if directed by national president (Amit Shah).Just today there were reports that some illegal Rohingya migrants were apprehended in Tripura. What is your government’s take on the issue of Rohingya migrants?No country can tolerate people entering it illegally. If anyone goes to your house uninvited how will you react?But doesn’t India’s sanskaar say “Aitithi Devo Bhava” (Guest is like god)?Of course. And I will still say it, but nowhere does the sanskaar say that the Aitithi can walk off with my house and displace me.last_img read more

Lyceum averts disaster, escapes Arellano to stay unbeaten

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum preserved its immaculate record in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 94-92 stunner over Arellano Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Pirates finished the game on a blistering 20-5 run that overhauled a 13-point disadvantage in the fourth quarter as they sealed their 12th win in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Down 87-74, Lyceum went on a 14-0 run capped off by a bucket from CJ Perez to regain the lead, 88-87, with a little over two minutes to go.“Hopefully it’s a challenge or a wake up call for us that we have to keep on playing until the final buzzer sounds,” said Pirates head coach Topex Robinson of the close call. “It’s going to be hard along the way but hopefully this game would turn us really into a great team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Chiefs retaliated to get back on top, 91-88, but that was the last they would get the lead as the Pirates took over for good with 7.4 seconds left.Kent Salado still had the chance to tie the game but he missed one of his free throws with 6.5 ticks left. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Arellano slipped to 4-7, making its battle for a Final Four spot even tougher. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Alvarez sees a knockout and a great fight against Triple Glast_img read more

PBA semis: June Mar Fajardo hits face on floor in hard fall

first_imgLATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—In another scary sight, June Mar Fajardo hit the left side of his face hard on the floor late in the first half of San Miguel Beer’s game against Phoenix in Game 1 of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Steady and progress carries Lady Warriors out of cellar Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 29-year-old Fajardo has nine points, six rebounds, two assists and a block. San Miguel leads, 76-57, with under five minutes left in the third quarter as of posting time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fajardo lost his balance while fighting for position on a rebound play against Phoenix’s Doug Kramer and Calvin Abueva at the 3:33 mark of the second quarter with the Beermen leading, 38-31.The San Miguel center stayed down on the floor with his face down that left the Mall of Asia crowd holding its breath. He got back on his feet and slowly walked back to the bench.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, logisticsThe reigning five-time MVP appears to be fine after starting the second half where he helped his team extend its lead to 22.It was the second time in less than week where Fajardo was shaken up after his knee buckled late in the Beermen’s loss to the TNT KaTrop in Game 2 of their quarterfinals duel five nights ago. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more

India-Pakistan game will be toughest moment in MS Dhoni’s career: Steve Waugh

first_imgIndia may have been shocked by New Zealand in their opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 but Australian legend Steve Waugh feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s mere presence in the middle will lift the morale of every Indian for the rest of the tournament.Speaking at the India Today Conclave 2016, Waugh said Dhoni still has the Midas touch.”Dhoni seems to have that Midas touch. He gives all Indians that sense of comfort – when he walks to the wicket, every Indian feels he would do something good,” he said.After losing the tournament opener by 47 runs, India’s next match against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens becomes crucial.  Waugh believes the Saturday game will one of the toughest moments of Dhoni’s 12-year-long international career in front of his home crowd.  “The India-Pakistan game on Saturday will be one of the toughest moments in his career,” Waugh said.Waugh was also optimistic about the team’s chances under Dhoni. He said the wicketkeeper-batsman had the nack of delivering during pressure situations. “He generally delivers when the team needs him to. I still think he’s great player, particularly in limited-overs cricket,” Waugh said.”Losing the first game has put an enormous amount of pressure on India. However, Dhoni is one guy, who doesn’t get affected by pressure,” he added.The former Australia skipper said Dhoni continued to be a tough and resilient cricketer. Waugh was in awe with the amount of T20 cricket the wicketkeeper-batsman has played.”As a keeper he has played 64 T20I games , the second most in international cricket and that shows how resilient and tough he is,” Waugh said.advertisementlast_img read more

Sonam charms Cannes red carpet with her distinct, elegant look

first_img(Eds: With additional information)Cannes, May 22 (PTI) Sonam Kapoor showed off another iconic look from her Cannes fashion diaries as the actress slayed the galas red carpet in a striking Elie Saab ensemble.This is 31-year-old actress seventh year at the French Riveria movie carnival and she made sure that her outfit stood out from the rest.The diva appeared coruscating in the exquisite pink gown with a long train and bell sleeves. Teaming it with custom made rose gold jewellery from Kalyan Jewelers and hair tied in a loose bun, Sonam carried the look with a lot of panache.She accentuated her eyes with La Palette Nude eyeshadow in gold and True Match Lumi Power in rose, finishing it with superliner black lacquer and dollops of superstar mascara.Sonam, who walked the red carpet as LOreal Paris India brand ambassador, posed with actresses Andie MacDowell and Araya A Hargate at the event.The actress also took to Instagram to share her red carpet look from the festival.”I know who I am. I am not perfect. Im not the most beautiful woman in the world. But Im one of them. Mary J. Blige #sonamatcannes #sonamatcannes #kalyanjewellery,” she wrote alongside one of the photos.For her day appearances today, the actress opted for two opposite looks.She first flaunted a mustard and red outfit by Anamika Khanna and Apala by Sumit. She added a bohemian touch to her look by sporting a red headband and chunky jewellery.Sonam then went breezy with a white and aqua blue kaftan gown by Indian designer duo Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.advertisementFor her first appearance at the festival this year, the actress had impressed with her unicorn coloured sari. PTI SSN JCHlast_img read more

Asian Games 2018: India’s medal tally after Day 13

first_imgIndia equalled their best ever medal haul at Asian Games on Day 13. India’s medal tally now stands at 65, the same as in 2010 – their best ever performance in Asiad.In sailing, Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar claimed silver in 49er FX event. Harshita Tomar claimed bronze in the Open Laser 4.7.Varun Thakkar Ashok and Chengappa Ganapathy Kelapanda won bronze with a total of 53 after race 15 in the 49er men’s event.It’s a great feeling: Harshita Tomar after sailing bronze at AsiadThe Indian women’s hockey team earned silver after losing 1-2 to Japan in the final. India are currently eight in the table with 65 medals including 13 gold, 23 silver and 29 bronze. (India Today photo)The Indian men’s squash team settled for bronze after a 0-2 loss to Hong Kong in the semi-finals. Saurav Ghosal, who was not fully fit, and Harinder Pal Sandhu, lost to Max Lee and Leo Au, 0-3 and 1-3 respectively.Asian Games 2018 women’s hockey final: India take silver after losing to JapanBoxer Vikas Krishan (75kg) got bronze after being forced to withdraw from his last-four bout owing to a cut on his eyelid sustained in the pre-quarters.Day 12: WRAPThe first medal of Day 12 came in women’s discus throw as veteran Seema Punia clinched bronze. The 35-year-old Seema cleared a best distance of 62.26m, her best in six years, but that was just enough for a bronze medal.Asian Games: Jinson Johnson happy with sweet revenge on Manjit after 1500m goldPU Chitra won a bronze in the women’s 1500m race. Chitra entered into the race as Asian leader this season but had to settle for a bronze with a timing of 4 minute and 12.56 seconds.advertisementAsian Games 2018: Defending champions India’s gold medal hopes endJinson Johnson claimed a gold medal in the men’s 1500m event. The sprinter clocked 3:44.72sec to claim the top honours. Asian Games 2018 4x400m relay: India women win 5th straight gold, men win silverIndia’s 4x400m women’s relay team clinched its fifth consecutive gold medal in the Asian Games. The Indian women’s quartet of Hima Das, M R Poovamma, Saritaben Gayakwad and Vismaya Velluva Koroth ran 3 minute and 28.72 seconds to claim the gold.ASIAN GAMES 2018: FULL COVERAGEIndia’s 4x400m men’s relay team also won a silver in the final event of athletics. The Indian quartet of Kunhu Muhammed, Dharunn Ayyasamy, Mohd. Anas and Arokia Rajiv clocked 3:01.85 to finish behind Qatar who won gold in an Asian record time of 3:00.56.DAY 11: WRAPThe first medal of the Day 11 came from table tennis as Manika Batra and Achanta Sharath Kamal settled for the bronze medal after losing their mixed doubles semi-final against China.Ace sprinter Dutee Chand then bagged the silver medal after finishing second in the women’s 200m final with a time of 23.20 seconds. Dutee ended a 16-year wait for India with a medal in the women’s 200m.Asian Games 2018: Dutee Chand ends 16-year wait for India with silver in 200mSaraswati Saha was the last athlete to win a medal (gold) for India in the event back in 2002. Overall, Dutee is the fifth female athlete to win a medal in the event after Mary D’Souza (bronze in 1951), Stephie D’Souza (silver in 1958) and PT Usha (silver in 1982, gold in 1986).How Swapna Barman braved serious pain to create Asian Games historyArpinder Singh then clinched the first gold medal of the day for India as he won the men’s triple jump event with a best jump of 16.77 metres. Arpinder became the second Indian after Mohinder Singh Gill’s win in the 1970 Asiad. Watch: Swapna Barman wins historic Asiad medal, mother gets emotional at homeSwapna Barman then added the second athletics gold and fifth overall, after winning the women’s heptathlon event with a total of 6026 points. It was India’s first ever gold medal in the event at the Asian Games.India ended the day on a high as the women’s hockey team beat China 1-0 to enter the final where they will face Japan in the gold medal match on August 31. Gurjit Kaur scored the lone goal of the match in the 52nd minute with a superb drag-flick from a penalty corner.DAY 10: WRAPIndia’s push for more medals on Tuesday ended with an impressive show of 9 medals which includes one gold, six silver medals and two bronze medals.India clinched a gold in the Men’s 800m Final with Manjit Singh winning the race ahead of compatriot Jinson Johnson, who bagged the silver. The sprinters ended the day with a silver medal in the first ever Mixed 4x400m Relay event held at the Asian Games.advertisement India clinched a gold in the Men’s 800m Final with Manjit Singh winning the race ahead of compatriot Jinson Johnson (left), who bagged the silver (AP Photo)India’s Kurash stars Pincky Balhara and Malaprabha Jadhav clinched the silver and bronze medals respectively.Earlier in the day, the Indian men’s table tennis team of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Achanta Sharath Kamal and Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj bagged the first ever Asian Games medal for the country in the sport with a bronze.The archery teams also managed to clinch a medal as the Indian men’s and women’s compound team settled for silver after losing their respective finals.But the biggest heartbreak for India in the day came early when PV Sindhu lost her women’s singles badminton final against world number one Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan to settle for the silver medal.9 medals including a gold, helped India clinch the 8th spot on the medals tally. The day ended with 50 medals in total of India – 9 gold, 19 silver and 22 bronze.DAY 9: WRAPNeeraj Chopra was undoubtedly the star of the day for India, after he became the first Indian javelin thrower to win an Asian Games gold medal when he shattered his own national record by clearing a distance of 88.06m.3 silver medals for Indian athletes on Day 9Chopra’s gold is India’s only second medal in javelin throw in Asian Games history after Gurtej Singh won a bronze in 1982 in New Delhi.Dharun Ayyasamy bagged silver in men’s 400 metre hurdles at the 2018 Asian Games while Sudha Singh won silver in women’s 3000 metre steeplechase on Monday in Jakarta. Neena Varakil also won silver in women’s long jump with a jump of 6.51.Saina Nehwal settles for bronze after losing semi-finalSaina’s bronze is the first individual badminton medal at the Asiad for India in 36 years. This is Saina’s first medal at the Asian Games as she was ousted in the quarter-final of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Hima Das won silver in the 400m finals with a time of 50.79 (AP Photo)Day 8: WRAPSprinters Muhammed Anas, Hima Das and Dutee Chand claimed silver medals after India earned two bronze medals in Bridge and another two silver in Equestrian.Hima Das wins silver in 400m with National RecordHima Das clinched the silver medal in the final of the 400m race and with a time of 50.79 in the final, broke the National Record again. Bahrain’s Salwa Naser produced a Games record timing of 50.09 seconds to finish ahead of 18-year-old Hima.Muhammed Anas wins men’s 400m silverMuhammed Anas bagged silver in men’s 400m after he clocked in at 45.69 seconds. Qatar’s Abdalelah Hassan, who completed the race in 44.89 seconds as he fended off Anas, who has a personal best of 45.31 seconds. Dutee Chand clocked 11.32 seconds to win women’s 100m silver at Asian Games 2018. (AP Photo)Dutee Chand clinched the silver medal in the women’s 100m final. Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds to earn the silver. The gold medal went to Edidiong Odiong of Bahrain, who clocked 11.30s while China’s Yongli Wei took the bronze, clocking 11.33s.advertisementDutee Chand wins silver in women’s 100m raceIndia earned two bronze medals after the men and mixed teams lost their semi-final matches.India settle for two bronze medals in bridgeThe men’s team lost to Singapore while the mixed team suffered defeat at the hands of Thailand.Fouaad Mirza, Team India win silver medals in EquestrianIndia’s Fouaad Mirza won a silver medal at the Equestrian Jumping Final and his valiant effort also helped the Indian team bag silver in the same event. Tajinderpal Singh broke the games record to win men’s shot put gold at Asian Games 2018. (AP Photo)Day 7: WRAPTajinderpal Singh Toor won India’s first medal in athletics as he broke the Games Record and the National Record after all three squash players returned with bronze after losing in the respective semi-finals.Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins gold in shot put with Games RecordThe 23-year-old Toor sent the iron ball to a national record distance of 20.75m to win his maiden Asian Games medal on the opening day of the athletics competition.India won three bronze medals in squash, which is the best ever performance in the singles squash event.Saurav Ghosal settles for bronzeTop seed Saurav Ghosal lost to Chung Ming Au of Hong Kong China 12-10 13-11 6-11 6-11 6-11 in the men’s singles semifinals.Joshna Chinappa goes down fightingAs for the the Indian women, Dipika Pallikal Karthik lost 0-3 (7-11, 9-11, 6-11) to defending champion and former World No.1 Nicol David of Malaysia.Dipika Pallikal settles for bronzeJoshana Chinappa went down 1-3 (5-11, 10-12, 11-5, 10-12) to another Malaysian Sivasangari Subramaniam.Day 6: WRAPIndia won medals in tennis, women’s kabaddi, shooting, rowing on Friday to end the day as the most productive one so far in this year’s Asian Games.Dushyant bags maiden Games medal for India in rowingIndian rowers started the day with a bang as they got three medals for their country early on in the day. Dushyant Chauhan bagged bronze in men’s Lightweight Single Sculls.Rowing team wins fifth gold medal for IndiaIt was followed by another bronze by Rohit Kumar and Bhagwan Singh in men’s Lightweight Double Sculls event. After two bronze medals in rowing, the Indian team finally struck in men’s Quadruple Sculls event.Rowers Rohit Kumar, Bhagwan Singh get bronze in Double Sculls Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan won gold in men’s doubles tennis (Reuters Photo)Later in the day, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan clinch won gold in men’s doubles tennis. Bopanna and Sharan, who were the top seeds in the event, played to their billing throughout the tournament and beat Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Bublik and Denis Yevseyev 6-3, 6-4 to scoop the top prize in the event.Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan win gold in men’s doubles tennisThe next medal came when the women’s kabaddi team, much like the men’s team, failed to overcome the mighty Iranians and surrendered a lead to go down in the final and therefore, settele for silver.India women settle for silver in Kabaddi Heena Sidhu bagged bronze in the 10m Air Pistol Women event (AP Photo)Heena Sidhu continued her medal-winning run at the Asian Games well as she settled for bronze in the 10m Air Pistol Women event.Bronze for Heena SidhuThe last medal of the day came from Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who settled for bronze after losing his men’s singles tennis semi-final.Prajnesh Gunneswaran settles for bronze in tennisDay 5: WRAP Shardul Vihan then earned silver in men’s Double Trap final (AP Photo)India returned with three medals on Thursday in the ongoing 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta to take their medal tally to 18.Ankita Raina earned bronze to kick start India’s day despite her loss 4-6, 6-7 to Shuai Zhang of China in a match which lasted for over two hours.15-year-old shooter Shardul Vihan then earned silver in men’s Double Trap final. Shardul shot 73 to claim the silver medal, while Korea’s 34-year-old Shin Hyunwoo clinched gold scoring 74.The last medal of the day was a bit of a shock as the Indian men’s kabaddi team lost to Iran 18-27 and were knocked out in the semi-final, therefore, settling for bronze.This was the first time the Indian men’s kabaddi team had to settle for anything less than gold in the Asian Games.Day 4: WRAP Rahi Sarnobat became the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games (AP Photo)Rahi Sarnobat scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games as she prevailed in a nervy shoot-off in the 25m pistol event.The 27-year-old got the better of Thailand’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon in a shoot-off after both shot a Games record score of 34 in the finals.India also bagged four bronze medals in the wushu sanda competition at the 18th Asian Games on Wednesday. This is the best ever medal haul by India in wushu at the Asian Games.Three medals came from the men’s competition as Santosh Kumar (56 kiloram), Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh (60kg) and Narender Grewal (65kg) lost in their respective semi-finals. Each losing semi-finalist is assured of a bronze medal.Day 3: WRAP Saurabh Chaudhary clinched the top prize in men’s 10m air pistol event (AP Photo)Saurabh, 16, clinched the top prize in men’s 10m air pistol event with Games record of 240.7 ahead of Japan’s Tomoyuki Matsuda (239.7).Saurabh’s compatriot Abhishek Verma won bronze in the same event with a score of 219.3.16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary shoots for gold with record scoreSaurabh and Abhishek’s success was followed up by shooter Sanjeev Rajput, who bagged silver in Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions to take India’s tally to eight.Shooter Sanjeev Rajput claims 3rd silver medal for IndiaIndia also clinched a medal in a game that many would have been unfamiliar of. The Indian team settled for bronze medal in Sepak takraw men’s team regu.India win first medal in sepak takrawIn the last medal of the day came from wrestler Divya Kakran, who bagged bronze in women’s 68kg freestyle category.Divya Kakran gets bronze in women’s wrestlingWrestler Divya Kakran won her first Asian Games medal when she beat Taipei’s Chen Wenling in the bronze medal match in Jakarta.Day 2: WRAP Wrestler Vinesh Phogat won gold in 50kg category final (AP Photo)Vinesh defeated Yuki 6-2 in the 50kg category final to bag the top prize and take India’s tally of gold medals to two at the 18th edition of the Asian Games in Indonesia.Vinesh Phogat 1st Indian woman wrestler to win Asian Games gold medalEarlier in the day, Shooter Deepak Kumar and Lakshay won silver each in 10m air rifle and men’s trap respectively.India bag 2nd shooting medal as Deepak Kumar claims silverThe 33-year-old Deepak did not mind the long wait for a major medal, 14 years after he picked up the sport. Deepak shot 247.7 to finish second on the podium behind China’s Haoran Yang, who won the top prize with a Games record 249.1 at the JSC Shooting Range of this port city.Lakshay, on the other hand, picked up the gun only four years ago as a teenager and at 20, after managing to hit a total of 43 out of a maximum shots of 50.Shooter Lakshay bags silver in men’s trapLakshay is now a silver-medallist at the Asiad, equalling the feat achieved by former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu at the 2006 Doha edition.Day 1: WRAP Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar won bronze in the mixed rifle event (AP Photo)The first medal came for India when shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar won bronze in the mixed rifle event.The Indian pairing of Chandela and Kumar aggregated 429.9 after 42 shots in the 48-shot final and were in second spot for major part of the 48-shot finals before China overtook them to take the silver.Shooters Apurvi Chandela, Ravi Kumar win first medal for IndiaWrestler Bajrang Punia emerged as the star of the day after he opened India’s gold account at the 18th Games, as he won the 65kg category.Wrestler Bajrang Punia wins India’s first gold in Asian Games 2018An in-form Bajrang outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.In the final, he was tested by Japan’s Takatani Daichi but the Haryana grappler held his nerve to prevail 10-8 in an exciting battle.last_img read more