UFC rival Nate Diaz slams McGregor over boxing loss

first_imgDiaz won their first bout via rear-naked choke, while McGregor avenged that loss at UFC 202 via decision. /raRELATED STORIES:UFC: Trilogy bout with Nate Diaz should happen at 155 lbs, McGregor insistsUFC: Diaz not rushing McGregor trilogy, says he won both fights Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Read Next The 32-year-old lanky fighter reposted a photo from the UFC’s official Instagram page, which quoted McGregor as saying, “I Never Lose Either I Win Or I Learn.” Houston Rockets sold for $2.2 billion Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses In true Diaz fashion, he lashed out at his former adversary and described the “fight of the century” as “over promotion.”“He punched himself out the same way he lost in the Ufc there was no learning goin on..,” he wrote.“Bullsh** get off the nuts this the sh*t I’m talking about Bruce Lee would’ve never lost like that,” he added, along with another expletive hashtag and emoji.Diaz’s comments came after McGregor appeared to be winning the early rounds of the bout, before Mayweather picked up his rhythm en route to a TKO victory in the 10th round. The MMA fighter was visibly gassed mid-way to the fight—which Diaz knows all too well as McGregor’s cardio was also suspect the first time they fought at UFC 196 last year.Although Diaz’s smack talk is nothing new for MMA fans, it certainly sets up the stage for a a possible trilogy bout, when McGregor decides to return to the promotion.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Although he came up short against one of the best boxers to ever lace up a pair of gloves, Conor McGregor was widely praised by the mixed martial arts (MMA) community for his valiant effort against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last week.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 shutoutBut not everyone was pleased with the Irish superstar’s crossover from the octagon to the boxing ring, especially his rival Nate Diaz, who chastised the UFC Lightweight Champion in a recent social media post.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

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Cavs opt not to show Kyrie Irving tribute video on opening night

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:37Protesters 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 Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Ateneo holds off NU to keep perfect slate Meanwhile, Carper clarified that the decision was not in any way related to the horrific injury suffered by the Celtics’ Gordon Hayward, who appeared to fracture his ankle just five minutes into the game.READ: Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury in Celtics’ season-openerBefore packing his bags to Beantown, Irving donned the Cavs’ colors for six seasons and was an instrumental figure to the team’s first ever NBA title run in the 2015-2016 season. /raADVERTISEMENT Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img MOST READ Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, left, and Gordon Hayward look on from the bench during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Boston, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.  AP PHOTO/Winslow TownsonThe Cleveland Cavaliers were supposed to honor their former point guard Kyrie Irving on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as he stepped foot inside the Quicken Loans Arena as member of the Boston Celtics for the first time.But even after the Cavs survived a thrilling nail-biter against the visiting team on opening night, the video tribute never aired.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH READ: Cavaliers hold off Celtics in NBA openerAccording to Cleveland.com’s Jason Lloyd, several Cavs officials—including majority owner Dan Gilbert—decided not to show the video after failing to find the “right moment.”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 shutout“We were expecting to run it at a floating opportunity based on the right moment, and we felt that moment never presented itself,” the team’s spokesman Tad Carper told the sports writer.Irving’s former teammates were also reportedly irked upon learning about the tribute video, after the four-time All-Star publicly asked to be traded this off-season. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

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Davis, Cousins, power Pelicans’ rout of Spurs

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View comments Read Next LATEST STORIES San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) works against New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana—Anthony Davis had 29 points and 11 rebounds, Demarcus Cousins added 24 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the San Antonio Spurs 107-90 on Wednesday night.Jrue Holiday scored 13 points and Darius Miller chipped in 13 on four 3-pointers for the Pelicans, who’ve won two straight.ADVERTISEMENT New Orleans made 20 of 37 shots in the second half, when they led by as many as 30 points.New Orleans outrebounded San Antonio 45-39 and outscored the Spurs 50-36 in the paint. Trevor Ariza has 25 points, Rockets beat Nuggets Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img 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 Articles01:47Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice MOST READ Pau Gasol had 17 points and LaMarcus Aldridge 16 in a largely frustrating night for San Antonio. The Spurs shot only 39.8 percent (35 of 88) and went 6 of 24 from 3-point range.Rudy Gay added 19 for the Spurs, who raced to a lead as large as 15 points in the first quarter, but trailed 50-42 at halftime after the Pelicans surged ahead for good with a 15-2 run.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 shutoutDavis had six points during the spurt, which began with his jumper and included his alley-oop dunk.The Pelicans then blew the game open by closing the third quarter with a 26-6 run fueled largely by Davis, who scored 12 of his points in the third quarter and also had a steal to set up one of Miller’s 3s. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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Westbrook wins MVP award after historic season

first_imgDrake and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (left and center) present 2016-17 NBA Most Valuable Player award to Russell Westbrook. AFPNEW YORK, United States — Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, who became only the second player in NBA history to average a triple double for an entire season, was named the NBA Most Valuable Player on Monday at the inaugural NBA Awards show.Westbrook defeated fellow finalists James Harden of Houston and Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio to claim the season MVP award for the first time in ceremonies at New York.ADVERTISEMENT Cameroon center Joel Embiid and Croatia’s Dario Saric, both with Philadelphia, were losing finalists for the top newcomer award.Golden State forward Draymond Green was voted the Defensive Player of the Year, defeating co-finalists Leonard and French center Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz.“This isn’t an individual award,” Green said. “There are five guys on the floor every time. I can’t do this all by myself so I appreciate them.”Golden State’s Bob Myers was named Executive of the Year.Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon was named the NBA’s top reserve player, taking the Sixth Man Award.“We just had an unbelievable year,” Gordon said. “I would like to thank my teammates and my coaches for making my job easy this year.”Houston’s Mike D’Antoni was named Coach of the Year over San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich and Miami’s Erik Spoelstra.“This is the ultimate team award,” D’Antoni said. “You do not win this alone.”Nowitzki named top teammateGerman star Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas was named Teammate of the Year in voting by players, the 39-year-old forward expected to be back with the Mavericks next season.“My teammates are there to support me and push me and motivate me,” said Nowitzki. “I still enjoy to compete. Hopefully, I’ll be around a couple more years.” “I couldn’t do none of this without you guys,” he said. “I can’t say thank you enough.”Westbrook also won awards for best style and from fans for the game winner of the year.Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks won the Most Improved Player award, beating out Gobert and Serbian forward Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets.Another Bucks standout, Milwaukee guard Malcolm Brogdon, won Rookie of the Year honors and thanked his teammates.“They believe in me,” he said. “They have given me tremendous opportunity… This is a testament to guys who get overlooked. You can always achieve your dreams if you have faith and you sacrifice.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’? Serena Williams asks McEnroe for respect after comparison to men World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The 28-year-old guard who helped the Americans win 2012 London Olympic gold averaged a league-high 31.6 points plus 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists a game, matching Oscar Robertson from 1962 with double digits in three statistical categories for a full season.“To everybody in Oklahoma City who helped me go out every night and compete at a high level, I thank you for that,” said Westbrook, who invited teammates on stage with him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was an amazing season for me but without these guys none of it would have been possible. This award is not for me. It’s for all of us.”Westbrook thanked “all my fans all across the world who appreciate me” and cried as he thanked his wife and parents. LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Other fan-voted awards went to Leonard for block of the year, Golden State’s Klay Thompson for performance of the year in a 60-point effort, Golden State’s Kevin Durant for best playoff moment for a 3-pointer in game three of the NBA Finals, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Green for assist of the year and Oklahoma City’s Victor Oladipo for dunk of the year. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Alora determined to finally beat Cambodian rival if they meet in AIMAG

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Rio Olympians Kirstie Alora (left) and Hidilyn Diaz during a roundtable discussion at College of St. Benilde. Photo by Bong LozadaFilipino jin Kirstie Alora said she still feels the pain of losing in the gold medal match in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games two games ago.But with new challenge coming up in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from September 17-27, Alora is determined to leave her Malaysia frustrations behind.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments A familiar face, though, could stand in her way once again with Cambodian Sorn Seavmey also in the competition and Alora is looking to turn in a different result if they meet.“Of course it still hurts,” said Alora in a round table discussion at College of St. Benilde on Thursday. “But I need to move on and keep fighting because I might face her once more.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Right now, I want to beat her but the Aimag is bigger than the SEA Games and I want to get a podium finish.”Seavmey beat Elora 13-6 in the final of the women’s kyorugi -73 kilogram event marking the fourth straight time the Filipina lost to her Cambodian opponent. LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ UAAP Season 80 Preview: New look, same goals for FEU Tamaraws Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Alora, who will stay in her weight division, said her disappointment in the SEA Games will be her motivation come the Aimag.“The Aimag is bigger than the SEA Games, and the loss was a learning experience for me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

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CWG 2010: Indian shooters win 2 gold medals

first_imgAbhinav Bindra (R) and Gagan Narang with a team official. Subir Halder/India TodayAbhinav Bindra’s love affair with the yellow metal at multi-disciplinary events continued when he paired up with world record holder Gagan Narang to win the first gold medal for India at the Commonwealth Games in the men’s 10m air rifle pairs event at the Karni Singh Shooting Ranges here. Very soon, the tally was up to two golds and one silver, as Indian women won the women’s 25m pistol pairs event, while the men finished runners-up in the 50m pistol pairs.CLICK HERE FOR MORE: Oct 4: India win medals but not gold | WATCH VIDEO | CWG: Bopanna gives India…. | Blog: Sania-Paes thrash St Lucia | MEDAL TALLY | PICSOften hailed as India’s shooting dream team, Bindra and Narang, who also won gold at Melbourne in 2006, broke their own Commonwealth Games record en route to the dominant victory.In the end, Narang finished with 598 out of 600 points, while Bindra shot 595 to give India a total of 1193 points, with England finishing second on 1174, just edging out Bangladesh, who had 1173.The pair will now face-off against each other in the singles competition on Wednesday, and Bindra said both were now focused on that competition. “We are both looking forward to tomorrow’s competition now. I hope to shoot with all my concentration and commitment and I hope the same for him, so that it can be good for both of us,” he said at a press conference.Soon thereafter, Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed also made the gold medal their own with another Games record breaking performance in the women’s 25m pistol event.advertisementIt was an amazing turnaround for the Indians, who were trailing the experienced Australian pair of Lalita Yauhleuskaya and Linda Ryan by five points at the end of the precision round of the event. But in the rapid section, 19-year-old Rahi turned on the heat in emphatic fashion, almost singlehandedly blowing away the Aussies with a 296/300. Anisa gave her good support with a 288 to give the Indians a total of 1156, breaking the eight-year-old record of 1150 set by the very same Australian team. England finished third with 1122 points, 24 behind the Australians.Anisa said the team had expected to fare better in the the rapid section than precision. “As soon as we were halfway through, we knew we would win the gold, because this is our strength,” she said.There was a little disappointment for India in the men’s 50m pistol, however, as Deepak Sharma and Omkar Singh finished second behind Singapore’s Gai Bin and Hon Swee Lim.The Indian pair got off the blocks slowly, totalling 177 in the first series to fall 13 points behind the eventual winners, but Deepak and Omkar fought back hard in the second and third series to raise hopes of another remarkable turnaround.However, the Singaporeans shot consistently enough to hold on for a comfortable seven point win, finishing with 1094 points. Trinidad and Tobago won the bronze with Australia, and surprisingly England too, finishing behind them.Omkar said the pair had suffered due to the weight of expectations. “We did very well but everyone wants to win the gold. I guess that while playing at home, in front of family and friends, was amazing, it did put added pressure on us, which is why we ended up with silver,” he said.last_img read more

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Sorry, It’s Not Tendulkar Cup

first_imgSoon I will leave for Dhaka to be with the ESPN STAR Sports team for the coverage of the 2011 ICC World Cup which returns to the subcontinent after a gap of 15 years. Besides cricketers, I will also meet some critics who sincerely believe that Pakistan lack the firepower to dazzle the World Cup. I have said this before; let me say it again: the Shahid Afridi-led side has the potential to reach the semi-finals. If they do, there will be no stopping them. For almost five years, Pakistan cricket has delivered little. The boys are fully charged up and their body language is extremely positive.Sachin TendulkarThe pressure is always high on the teams from the subcontinent. In 1996, Pakistan lost to India in the quarter-finals at Bangalore and India messed its show against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens. The pressure, at times, becomes too much for the teams to handle. Hopefully, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be able to handle the pressure better this time. South Africa, Australia and host India are already being considered favourites. I would like to add Pakistan, not England, to the list.Many people are a bit critical of the format and the six-day gap each team gets after a match. I think it is good for the team because the players will get a chance to recover. Remember, the quick-match pressure in 2007 spoilt the party for both India and Pakistan. Now the teams will get a fair chance to bounce back even if they fail in one match.advertisementI have seen the madness that follows the game both in India and Pakistan. It is almost like a war zone. The players need to handle the pressure and should not collapse after some early debacles. Already, the media in India has started hyping this World Cup as Sachin Tendulkar’s Cup and how the team-if not for anything else-should win the Cup for Tendulkar. This kind of pressure often proves to be counter-productive for the team. When Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup in Australia, not a single player was highlighted as the star of the side. Indian fans should allow Tendulkar to play his natural game. If that happens, no one can stop the Indians.In the run-up to the World Cup, little has been said about the Pakistani team and its players. I am pinning hopes on veteran all-rounder Abdul Razzaq who has the potential to become one of the key players in this Cup. All-rounders such as Sir Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan, Kapil Dev and Ian Botham vied for top honours once. Today, the likes of Razzaq will compete with Shane Watson and Yusuf Pathan. These three can singlehandedly shape the fortunes of any match. If Razzaq can work on his pace and improve his fielding, he will be a proven match-winner. He and Umar Gul will have to form the destructive new-ball pairing for Pakistan in the absence of Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif as both have been banned by an ICC anti-corruption tribunal. There will be the veteran Shoaib Akhtar who, if fit, could be very useful in his short spells of reverse swings and toe-crushing yorkers at the start of the innings, in the middle and during the slog overs. Pakistan will also miss all-rounder Sohail Tanvir.The 1992 World Cup victory established a link between cricket and the Pakistani identity and it was a boost to our national pride. Another World Cup win is very much required for Pakistani cricket to bury its troubled past.- Wasim Akram is a former captain of Pakistan and now a commentator with ESPN STAR Sports. This column is based on his conversation with Deputy Editor Shantanu Guha Ray.last_img read more

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first_imgDiscover a range of courses in women empowerment, sports psychology, stem cell biology, cosmetology and financial planning.Fashion designingQualification: 10+2 with minimum 45 per centDuration: Four yearsCost of course: Rs 1,30,000 per annumStarting salary: Rs 3 lakh- Rs 4 lakh per annumInstitute: Apeejay Institute of Design, New Delhi (www.apeejay.edu/aid)Fashion brands are no longer alien to the Indian subcontinent. In fact, their increased number is an indication of their increasing demand in the urban markets. According to the Brand Marketing India retail report, the retail industry is expected to be worth $175 to $200 billion by 2016. Adding to the cause is the augmented need among youngsters to endorse fashion brands. All of these factors make it imperative for young entrepreneurs to understand market strategies that go into making of a fashion brand. Apeejay Institute of Design has launched a post graduate diploma course in fashion designing. The course would provide indepth knowledge on market strategies along with aesthetics of fashion designing. Reetu Betala, director, Apeejay Institute of Design says, “Designers need to constantly reinvent themselves and must train accordingly. A unique selling point of the course is the entrepreneurship development programme, which is a part of the curriculum. Students will also undergo activities related to industry Institution interaction.” Admissions will be based on a written test, followed by personal interviews of selected candidates. The admission forms can be collected from the institute or via post on payment of Rs 700 and Rs 750 respectively. They will be available till May 16, 2011 and the last date of form submission is May 16, 2011. Graduates can become garment manufacturers, textile designers, apparel constructors, fashion stylists and costume designers to name a few.Women empowerment and child rightsQualification: Graduate in any streamDuration: One yearCost of course: Yet to be finalisedStarting salary: N/AInstitute: NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (www.nalsar.ac.in)Women are no longer confined to the four walls of households. Nor are they expected to follow the diktats of the society. Their equal stature in influential roles and active participation in decision making at every level including legislative, executive, judicial and corporate are being ensured. This is further asserted by courses such as the post graduate diploma in women empowerment and child rights.The distance learning programme is on offer for all graduates. “The programme will provide an additional qualification to those interested in the field of women empowerment and child rights,” says M. Sridhar Acharyulu, professor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. On completion, students can conduct research or join non-governmental organisations.CosmetologyQualification: 10+2 in any streamDuration: One yearCost of course: Rs 1.05- Rs 1.90 lakhStarting salary: Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 per monthInstitute: VLCC Institute of Beauty & Nutrition, Pan India (www.vlccinstitute.com)Beauty is no longer the prerogative of the rich and famous. From students to professionals, home-maker to corporates, everyone is ready to shell out money to get into that perfect shape. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) estimated the size of the beauty and wellness market at Rs 12,500 crore and is stated to be growing at approximately 30 per cent every year. This growth has resulted in an increased need for skilled beauty treatment professionals. VLCC Institute of Beauty and Nutrition has recently launched a post graduate diploma course in cosmetology. Vandana Luthra, founder and mentor, VLCC says, “Cosmetology is one of the hottest career options today as the demand for trained skin care professionals is growing in tandem with the industry’s expansion. This programme is affiliated to the Doncaster University in the UK and is the only institute which provides comprehensive vocational training in beauty and nutrition.” Students who have cleared their senior secondary examinations are eligible to enroll in the course. The one-year course will induct 25 students per institute and the cost of the course ranges from Rs 1.05 lakh to Rs 1.90 lakh depending on the city. Graduates can work as skin experts, esthetician or electrologist and start with anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000 per month.Stem cell biologyQualification: Bachelor in any branch of life sciencesDuration: Two yearsCost of course: Rs 6,30,000Starting salary: N/AInstitute: International Institute of Information Technology, Pune (www.isquareit.ac.in)The International Institute of Information Technology, Pune, has introduced a two-year Master of Science degree in biotechnology. The program offers a specialisation in stem cell biology and will induct 20 to 25 students. It is slated to commence from August this year and will cost Rs 6,03,500. Students with a bachelor or masters degree in any branch of life sciences, medical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences, engineering and technology or equivalent with minimum 55 per cent marks are eligible for the course.Prosanto Chowdhury, medical director, Cordlife India says, “With the entry of various private players in the market, the industry has become competitive and brings with itself massive business opportunity and a promising future. Any one joining the industry now is sure to observe robust growth. The industry and the person employed will both grow and prosper together.”Sports psychologyQualification: Graduation in psychologyDuration: One yearCost of course: Rs 43,000 annuallyStarting salary: Rs 22,000 – Rs 28,000 per monthInstitute: Amity School of Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Delhi (www.amity.edu)With sports becoming profitable and major tournaments planned round the year, there is increased need for psychologically fit athletes. Kalpana Sharma, director, Amity School of Physical Education and Sports (ASPES) says, “There is greater need for psychological assessment to ensure positive results and this can only be done with intense training of professionals.” ASPES recently launched a post graduate diploma in sports psychology. “The course will prepare professionals in various aspects of dealing psychologically with the athlete,” says Sharma. Admission to the course will be based on a written test in psychology followed by a personal interview. The programme will begin from August and application dates will be available on university website.Certificate in financial planningQualification: 10+2 with commerceDuration: Six monthsCost of course: Rs 5,000 per semesterStarting salary: Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 per monthInstitute: Gurukul Online Learning Solutions, GOLS, Pan India (www.gurukulonline.co.in)As per the latest estimates released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the real economy grew by 8.9 per cent during the second quarter (July to September) in 2010 to 2011 as compared to 8.7 per cent during the same period in 2009 to 2010. The fluctuation is the tip of the iceberg. The economics of growth and ways to stabilise fluctuations might be an expertise but for those aspiring to get into the field, a first hand understanding of financial planning is necessary. The Gurukul Online Learning Solutions, which provides online learning material has launched a certificate course in financial planning. This course will be certified by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. “Recession times are challenging. Students must convert this into an opportunity by upgrading themselves and elearning presents a convenient and flexible alternative. It offers quality education at affordable prices,” says Shailesh H. Mehta, founder and chief operating officer, GOLS. Students who have completed their senior secondary with commerce are eligible for the programme. The course is valued at Rs 5,000 per semester. The certificate programme will provide additional information for those planning to do a Bachelor’s degree in commerce or mathematics. It is also beneficial for those interested in the field of chartered accountancy. The course will act as a value addition for students who want to get into the field of financial planning and wealth management. They can start their careers at anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000 per month. The salary range would increase with increase in academic qualification and experience in the field. Students can download the material from the Gurukul website and prepare themselves for further studies. These students can become financial analysts, share market experts or economists.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Ind vs WI: Clinical WI crush India by 103 runs

first_imgWest Indies bowlers produced a clinical performance after Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons laid the foundation with fluent fifties, as they crushed India by 103 runs in the fourth One-day International, here on Monday. Score | PhotosWest Indies batsman Kieron Pollard on way to hi 70 against India during the fourth ODI in St. John’s, Antigua, on Monday. APSent into bat after Suresh Raina won the toss, Pollard top-scored with a typically aggressive 70 off 72 balls while opener Simmons notched up a fluent 67 off 78 deliveries, to lift the hosts to 249 for eight, their highest total of the series, after the Indian bowlers had them in a spot of bother at 89 for four.In reply, India crumbled in the face of some disciplined work from the host bowlers, especially Anthony Martins and Andre Russell, who shared seven wickets between them to bundle out the visitors for 146 in 39 overs.The victory not only broke a sequence of three successive defeats but also restored some pride for the hosts.India made three changes to the squad bringing in Ravichandran Aswin, Manoj Tiwary and Ishant Sharma.Tiwary, playing in place of Shikhar Dhawan, failed to capitalise on the opportunity edging Darren Sammy to Carlton Baugh, but Parthiv Patel picked up a few useful boundaries to set it up for India.However, after getting his eye in, Patel drove one uppishly for Sammy to complete a fine left-handed catch off his own bowling.So was the case with Virat Kohli (22 off 33 balls), who got out, courtesy a smart piece of work by Baugh off the bowling of leg-spinner Martin.advertisementAs far as Subramaniam Badrinath was concerned, he looked out of sorts from the word go and the West Indian bowlers, especially Russell, troubled him with the short stuffs, before the all-rounder had the Chennai batsman caught behind.Though the top order was the back in the pavilion with not much on the board, there was still hope for India as long as the in-form Rohit Sharma and skipper Suresh Raina were at the crease.But Martin had other ideas as he lured Raina with a fuller length delivery which the batsman hit straight to Pollard at midwicket.Yusuf Pathan, who has the reputation of throwing away his wicket, lived upto the billing by playing an unnecessary shot against Simmons that could not clear long off.When Sharma top-edged a Martin delivery to give Darren Bravo a simple catch in the circle, it was as good as over for India.Russell added to his kitty by dismissing Kumar who gave a simple catch to Sammy.Ashwin crossed the double figures but the rest of the batting folded up all too easily for the hosts to earn a consolation win.Earlier, despite some early setbacks, Simmons looked in total command at the other end, finding the fence with ease.After his dismissal, Pollard took over and in the company of Carlton Baugh, did the repair work with a solid half-century partnership at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.But just when the hosts threatened to pile up a huge score, Pollard went for an expansive shot against Ravichandran Ashwin that found Ishant at long-off.The lanky Ishant gave India a perfect start, removing Danza Hyatt as early as in the second over of the match. Kumar then had the experienced Ramnaresh Sarwan caught at point by Sharma.Simmons rebuilt the innings, and in the company of Darren Bravo, put together a fifty partnership for the third wicket, but Mishra cut short what seemed like a flourishing partnership, by having Bravo caught at deep midwicket in the 16th over.The leg-spinner, who has been having a good series, struck again eight overs later when he trapped Marlon Samuels in front of the wicket to leave the hosts reeling at 89 for four.West Indies were dealt a body blow when Simmons, who looked in good touch during his stay at crease, was run out by an agile Tiwary.But before falling victim to Tiwary’s acrobatic act, Simmons played some effective shots to prop up his team.There was a pull over backward point and a heave over wide long-on for another boundary off Ishant.After a late cut against Pathan, Simmons came into his own, unleashing three sixes, two off Mishra and one against Ishant, before getting out.Pollard’s first boundary was a streaky one over point but thereafter he showed his power in no uncertain terms by producing some stunning shots.The burly Trinidadian took his time to settle but cut loose by hitting Mishra down the ground and then flicked Kumar over midwicket fence in the next over.advertisementOpting for batting powerplay in the 44th over, Pollard smacked Mishra over midwicket and a delivery later, glanced him past fine-leg for a four.Russell, having hit a sparkling 92 in the last match, was in his stride straightaway, hitting Ashwin back over his head for a four.In the next over, he collected a four and a six offMishra. But Kumar came back to take the wickets of Carlton Baugh (39 off 57) and Russell off successive deliveries.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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