Whether by land or sea, spotted seals have excellent hearing, a new study finds. Scientists had suspected that seals use sound to hunt in dark Arctic waters. But spotted seals (Phoca largha) also spend time above the water, while giving birth or nursing their pups on ice floes. Researchers trained two orphaned spotted seal pups from Alaska—Amak and Tunu—to touch a target with their noses when they heard a tone. By testing a range of frequencies, they found that seals detect seven octaves of sound underwater. But they have surprisingly good hearing in the air as well, researchers reported online yesterday in The Journal of Experimental Biology. The seals hear four octaves, with sensitivity similar to land carnivores, such as cats. The research is the first step to understanding how human noise in the Arctic from commercial shipping and the use of seismic air guns for undersea oil exploration may be affecting the seals’ sensitive hearing.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
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She is my best actress. She has a certain guileless look in her face, a feminine grace and Indianness. Her beauty is something soft… and not easily defined. My greatest influences in acting are Waheeda Rehman and Dilip Kumar.” – Amitabh Bachchan. I’d love to do a Summer of ’42 opposite her. She is the ultimate combination of talent, beauty and feminine charm.” – Abhishek BachchanThe poet Shakeel Badayuni claimed that he was inspired to pen the lines “Chaudvin Ka Chand ho ya aftaab ho, Jo bhi ho tum Khuda ki Kasam lajawab ho,” (Are you the moon at its lustrous best, or are you the sun/ whatever you are, you are without compare) after being blown away by her exquisite looks. You ask her and she blushes, and laughingly says she has heard that too, but may be it is a myth. Having enthralled generations with her beauty, amazing histrionics, ethereal dancing, a voice that is still nectar sweet, Waheeda Rehman, 40 years later still retains the olde world charm, the grace and elegance that made her perhaps the most adored actress among actors and audience of all ages, to this day.But life was not a fairy tale for this princess of celluloid and in an exclusive interview, with Little India, Waheeda Rehman goes down memory lane to share her life’s story and why her involvement with Pratham (an NGO started in 1994 to eradicate illiteracy among slum dwellers and underprivileged children in India) as their good will ambassador is so important to her.You are a Tamilian Muslim, who learnt Bharat Natyam and made her debut in Telugu films. In the 1940s and 50s when you came of age, that must have been quite an exception to the rule?Leave alone a Muslim girl, even Hindu girls were not permitted to learn dance, but my father who was an IAS officer was exceedingly liberal and way ahead of his times. We were four sisters and I was a very sickly child. So when my sisters went to school, I used to be left behind and would often stand in front of the mirror and keep making faces. My father would say to my mother, this girl is going mad since she is at home all the time. Why does she keep on making these faces? What is wrong with her? I told my father, “Look daddy, one day I am going to make people laugh and also make them cry. I am going to be an actress and one day you will see my pictures in the paper.”He obviously didn’t take me seriously, and he died when I was only 13, but he did live to see my picture in the papers. You see at that time he was posted in Vishakapatnam and Mr. C. Rajagopalachari, India’s first Viceroy came to Vizag. Usually a cultural program would be organized to honor the dignitary, and they were trying to get M.S. Subbulakshmi and Kamlalakshmi to perform, but they received a telegram, which said that Shri Rajagopalchari wanted to see only local talent, and suddenly every one was in a flap, as to who to fetch, what to do. Then daddy’s superior said, your daughter is a Bharat natyam dancer why don’t you get her to perform? He said she is just learning and is not a professional dancer. They said so what. After all, they want to see local talent. Therefore, daddy asked my sister and me, and we did go on stage and perform. The viceroy was very surprised when he heard the names Waheeda and Saeeda Rehman being announced and said to somebody, these names sound Muslim. He was then introduced to my father, who was the commissioner there. Mr. Rajagopalachari congratulated my father and said it’s amazing, I have never ever in my life heard of Muslim girls being exponents of Bharatnatyam and their abhinaya is outstanding. They performed with such astute understanding of the dance form. He came on stage and gave us medals, my picture made it to the front page, and I said to my father, look I told you, my face will be in the papers. That really made news and then I started getting offers from people in the south especially from the Telugu and Tamil film industry, but my father said she is not a baby and at the same time is still too young to be doing lead roles, so what can she really do in a film? In addition, we are not considering this as a profession, just a hobby. After my father passed away, my sisters got married, but I told my mother I didn’t want to get married so soon. She said what are you going to do? Around that time, I got an offer to do a dance item in a Telugu film, which became a big hit. And around the same time I met Guru Dutt ji.And he offered you, of all things, a vamp’s role in the film C.I.D.!Yes, that is right though Guru Dutt ji was considering Madhubala and Nargis for the roles and Dilip Kumar was supposed to be the hero, but there were some date problems so Guru Dutt ji did the hero’s role himself and chose Mala Sinha and gave me the vampish Gulabo’s role.Do you remember the first day you faced the camera? Considering you were still in your teens and from a non-filmi background, it must have been baptism by fire!Yes it was with Dev Anand in C.I.D and I was very excited, since I had been a big fan of his. As a child I had my tonsils removed and someone had teased me that now my voice was ruined forever and that just stuck in my head so I was very self-conscious and would not speak up. I kept saying my voice is bad what can I do, but good or bad I had to speak, and so I did! Dev was very cooperative and friendly. He never made me feel even once that I was a raw newcomer and that was very nice of him. Most people thought the vamp’s role didn’t go with my personality, and my face was more suited for sensitive, emotional roles, but then simultaneously Pyaasa started, where I played a golden hearted prostitute and that established me as a serious artist, and I started getting really good roles with depth and substance.Is it true that in the film when you come to know of Guru Dutt’s death you were supposed to scream out in grief, but you kept opening your mouth and nothing came out, not even a squeak, much to Guru Dutt’s amazement and he had to change the entire shot?Very true! I tried but there was a mental block still about having a bad voice and I’m not a loud person by nature. Guru Dutt ji said this is amazing. Girls scream at the drop of a hat, so much that you have to ask them to stop and here you are, the first girl who is unable to do just that! His greatest quality as a director was that he never made an actor do anything he or she was uncomfortable with and would come up with an alternative so in the end he told me to just hold the paper and slide down with closed eyes to convey my pain, and I think it worked pretty well.What are your memories of Guru Dutt?Gurudutt was truly an actor’s director and apart from acting, he had learnt dance in Uday Shankar’s school in Almora. He would show me how to emote, but at the same time tell me, don’t copy me verbatim, since I’m a man. Both my dance teacher and Guru Dutt would say to me, we can create the skeleton for you, but you are the one who has to put the soul in it. And of course having knowledge of abhinaya thanks to my training in Bharat Natyam made it easy to emote. For example in the song “Jaane Kya Tune kahi,” there was no dance but the mischief, the expressions, the seductiveness were easy to portray because of my dance background. But I did find it very difficult to speak dialogues for a while. We didn’t have any acting schools in those days and in the early years, I felt my dialogue delivery left much to be desired and that my voice sounded raw and not well modulated Guru Dutt ji was a perfectionist and was willing to do as many retakes as needed to perfect a shot. He would insist that I still come and watch the shooting even if I was not required on the sets. To see people like Mala Sinha, Rehman at one time canning a scene after 55 retakes made me feel a lot better about myself and taught me a lot. You can learn the technique of how to face the camera, how to throw your voice and how to look good, but unless you put the feelings into it, it doesn’t count. It is inborn to some extent, but it is also always helpful to watch others. I always thought Gurudutt was a better director than actor and he acted only under pressure. Like in Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam, he wanted to take Shashi Kapoor for Bhootnath’s role but wanted a chunk of dates which he could not get and so he acted in it as a last resort.Which movies by Guru Dutt stand out in your memory and are there any particular scenes that were tough to perform?In Pyaasa, I was very raw. I really didn’t know what I was doing so the credit for my performance must go to Guru Dutt ji. In Kagaz Ke Phool there was a scene where Guru Dutt ji’s daughter played by Naaz, comes to me and says, “Because of you our family is breaking up. I have to tell her, ‘Well at least you have a father and a mother even though they are separated and it is not because of me. But I have no body.’” A month and a half before that shoot my mother had passed away too. I was 13 when I lost my father and 19 when I lost my mother and so every time I would say I have no one, I would burst out crying. The cinematographer noticed my anguish and realized what was happening and he spoke to Guru Dutt ji who immediately ordered pack up pretending he had an urgent appointment. I liked my role in Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam as well. Here I played a woman who really liked Bhootnath, but didn’t know how to express it other than by nagging him constantly.You attended a Retrospective of Guru Dutt’s films in Tokyo. How do you find international audiences?Their knowledge and interest in Indian films is amazing. At one point of time my daughter and I were squirming in our seats getting bored, but couldn’t leave out of courtesy, but the Japanese were glued to their seats and the President of the Festival Committee kept singing Hindi songs at the drop of a hat! It was quite an experience!You branched out to other directors in the 1960s. Tell me about Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar?Raj Kapoor was very cooperative, but he always came late. You won’t believe this but all throughout Teesri Kasam, which is considered one of our best films, most of the scenes where Raj ji and I are supposed to be together were shot separately, since he would come late or was busy shooting for Sangam or Mera Naam Joker! No body believes me when I tell them that the movie was shot with him missing most of the times. While I got along with everyone my favorite co-star was Dilip Kumar. He used to take interest in helping other artists and would stay back to offer suggestions and support. We did not have mobile phones to distract us, the make up rooms were lousy, so we used to all sit together and eat together most of the time and talk to each other, narrating stories, sharing thoughts and had a lot of rapport and camaraderie, till pack up was announced. That is sadly missing today.Khamoshi, the story of a nurse who cures two patients in a mental institution, falling in love with both, and becoming mentally ill herself in the end, was a very unorthodox role to begin with. Did you expect it to be as successful as it was, and how emotionally taxing is it to do roles like that?I saw the Bengali version with Suchitra Sen and was so moved by it, I would ask all my directors to remake it in Hindi, but they would say you always choose really heavy subjects and a film like will not do well at the box office. One day I asked Hemant Kumar after working with him for Bees Saal Baad, if he would give it a shot. He said if you will do it I will make it and the very next film that he made was Khamoshi. He even retained the same director Ashit Sen who had directed the Bengali version and he was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed that role, but I was so emotionally involved with it that it really affected me deeply. After Khamoshi was completed I started shooting a movie with Nirupa Roy. We were both considered superb in emotional scenes, but we went through bottles and bottles of glycerin and just couldn’t emote. I realized then that the after effects of Khamoshi were still lingering and had drained me out. Unless you feel the pain you cannot show it and both of us were so flat, empty and drained out. She too had been doing several roles that had been emotionally draining. We had to call the shoot off.I think the toughest scene, and one that took a lot out of me was where Rajesh Khanna keeps banging at the door asking her to open it. She is silent trying to control herself because the doctor has already reprimanded her and told her she cannot get involved with her patients, but deep within her she knows she is already involved and he is involved too and the silent struggle was very very tough to emote.Guide was another extremely challenging role, that of a married woman who has an extra marital relationship with her tourist guide and breaks tradition to follow her own dreams instead of remaining the self-sacrificing marty. To go for a role like that in the sixties must have been quite a risque thing to do!I was never image conscious ever. I wanted to explore a variety of situations and do roles that excited me as an actor. In fact Dev Anand was having second thoughts. He said what will this do to my image? I said to Dev what do you mean your image? Its not Waheeda or Dev that are doing this – it’s Rosie and Raju. Fortunately R.K. Narayan had already written the story and the characters had been etched very clearly and were already recognized by readers. I was also making Neel Kamal simultaneously and the film director was afraid his film would flop because of my scandalous role in Guide. I told him I can opt out of Neel Kamal, but I’m not willing to give up on Guide. I am really happy at the acclaim it eventually got.Well I guess you did something right, since you won the Filmfare award for best actress for Neel Kamal. You have been considered one of the most elegant and accomplished dancers on the screen. Yet very few know that you suffered from spondylitis for decades and a lot of those dances were performed under excruciating pain and heavy doses of medication.Indeed, but what really saved my life when medication stopped working was yoga and I attribute my health totally to yoga and meditation.Considering your long reign on the screen what made you stand out when there were many actresses who were as beautiful and talented?Raj Kapoor said there are so many brilliant actors, but there is a thin line between the actor and audience where some actors can walk on screen and just touch the heart of the audience, while others cannot create that chemistry. Why that happens nobody knows. I guess I was fortunate to be able to create that affinity with my audience.You got married to former actor turned businessman Shashi Rekhi and totally quit the film scene and moved to Bangalore to farming and creating an amazingly successful cereal business. You had acted in a movie called Shagun many years prior to that with him. So was there any chemistry between you two?No none whatsoever. He later said he was very much in awe since I was such a big star and never approached me then, but that he had always liked me and my work. Later he quit films, moved to Canada, got into business and finally felt brave enough to ask me to marry him. I moved to Bangalore and got busy with my children. I did not want them to be brought up in the filmi atmosphere of Bombay. And yes I also got involved in creating a cereal, which did very well in spite of the advent of Kellogs in India, and after my husband passed away a little over two years ago, I moved back to Bombay. My son wants to be a journalist and my daughter is also writing scripts.You have said you will only act with directors you are comfortable with. You returned to films with the multi-starrer Om Jai Jagdish, directed by Anupam Kher whom you knew but the film really didn’t do justice to your acting skills. What kind of changes do you see in the industry?Unfortunately the film lost its sense of direction. A lot of time they get a lot of actors together without a proper script. I’m keeping myself open to options but not really looking to do meaningless roles of the “Beta main teri ma hoon” variety.Technically there has been a tremendous improvement in the quality of films, but its all so mechanical and fast. We used to be so involved in the film, and would stay there long after our own shots were taken, to watch, cue and bond with the other actors. Today people often speak to the empty space in front of them instead of their co actor who is shooting somewhere else and leave themselves for their next shift. I asked Abhishek Bachchan, the other day if I could cue him in to his dialogues and he was feeling shy and saying no auntie it’s okay, but when I stayed back and spoke my lines with emotion, his response and performance was that much better.Let’s talk about your current passion, Pratham. How did you get involved in it?I have always been interested in education. Earlier, there were times I would get fan mail, where someone would write to me and say I need money for higher education and I would promptly send the money, but then one day I got a letter from a shopkeeper telling me about a boy who would come to his shop and say today Waheeda Rehman sent me money for my studies, but I am going to have a party! It was very kind of the shopkeeper to take the trouble to send me that letter, and with that I became smarter and would tell any one who wrote asking for money for school to have a letter sent from their school principal to me, and only then would I reciprocate. Though I had been involved in charitable work of different kinds, I had always wanted, more than anything else, to contribute to the education of underprivileged kids. But then I got married and got busy with my own family. Two years ago as luck would have it I was approached by Pratham to help them in their mission to provide education for underprivileged and slum children. I was asked to be their good will ambassador and I have been doing that for two years, traveling in India as well as abroad. I have helped raise funds as well as met with the children, the teachers and the parents of these underprivileged children. It is so gratifying to see the joy in their eyes when they see their kids actually learn to spell and write words they already know how to speak.The response from the NRI community has been great. A lot of them have gone and seen for themselves how their dollars are being utilized. Many of them have also gone to India and worked as volunteers for several months and its not just Indians but even Americans who have come and helped out.I have realized that as a celebrity you can use your clout to make things happen. Initially I was hesitant to come forward. I didn’t want people to think I am doing this to get publicity for myself but then I was told by some political leaders that when a politician comes to talk to the masses a lot of the time people have been rounded up by local leaders to show up so they have not come there of their own free will, but when a film star comes or a superstar like Sachin Tendulkar comes, the public shows up happily and the message becomes a lot easier to convey. The masses tend to believe you more than they would believe a politician who will be perceived as doing it for votes…. While not every one will become a doctor or an engineer, I feel everyone, rich or poor, able or disabled has the right to education, and to dream of a better life. And I hope if ever you want to make a gift to someone needy, it will be the gift of education. Related Items
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Remove from fire put in a serving dish and decorate with coriander leaves.Spicy Egg and Cheese ParathaIngredients 1 lbs. flour4 eggs1 oz. onion sliced finely½ oz. chopped coriander leaves1 teaspoon grated ginger1 teaspoon sliced mint leaves1 teaspoon each of dhaniajeera powder and garam masala½ teaspoon turmeric powder1 oz. tomato chopped finely 4 oz. grated cheese4 oz. gheeSalt and chili to tasteAdd enough water to the flour to form stiff dough. Heat 2 ozs. ghee and fry onion and ginger until soft. Add tomatoes and spices. Cook until dry. Beat eggs, mix with tomato mixture along with coriander leaves and cheese, and stir until the mixture turns firm. Divide dough into lime sized balls. Roll out each ball into a round circle. Stuff filling, fold edges and make into round balls. Flatten ball and roll with dry flour into a thick round paratha. Shallow fry and serve with hot green chili chutney and ketchup.PinjariIngredients8 ozs. wheat flour6 ozs. ghee1 teaspoon cardamom seeds6 ozs. castor sugar4 ozs. blanched and sliced almonds, pistachios and cashew nutsHeat ghee and add cardamom seeds and wheat flour. Stir on a slow fire until the flour turns golden brown and emits a nice aroma. Remove from fire and mix nuts and sugar.HYDERABADShahjahani Egg CurryIngredients 12 hard boiled eggs¼ lbs. of boiled green peas¼ lbs. potatoes boiled, peeled and diced1 oz. onion grated ½ oz. blanched almonds ¼ oz. green chilies½ oz. of mixed whole spices like cardamoms, cloves, red chilies, cinnamon stick4 oz. ghee1 teaspoon poppy seeds1 oz. mint leaves1 teaspoon ginger1 small tea cup coconut milk2 medium tomatoes, blanched and sliced1 tablespoon yogurt Salt and chili powderFor Decoration2 rings canned pineapple cut into small pieces1 oz. finely sliced blanched almondsCut eggs into halves lengthwise. Remove yolks carefully so as not to damage the outer shells of eggs. Mince the yolks. Fry whole almonds, poppy seeds, onion and all the spices lightly, then grind to a smooth paste along with the green chilies, mint and ginger. Heat 2 oz. of ghee and fry ¼ of the ground mixture to a golden color. Stir in the yolks, peas and potatoes. Keep stirring till thick. Remove from fire and cool. Stuff one half of the egg shell with the mixture and cover with other half. Tie both halves with a thread carefully together and fry in a little butter. Drain and set aside in a serving dish. Heat remaining ghee and fry remaining ground paste to a golden color. Stir in tomatoes and remaining spices. Cover and cook over a medium heat until tomatoes turn soft. Add coconut milk and yogurt. Continue cooking until gravy turns thick. Pour gravy over eggs and garnish with sliced almonds and pineapple. Remove threads from the eggs.Nutty BrinjalsIngredients 1 lbs. small eggplants4 tablespoons roasted peanuts½ oz. cashew nuts2 tblsps coriander powder1 tablespoon poppy seeds1 teaspoon each of turmeric powder and ground cumin seedsSalt and chili powder to tasteGrind nuts and poppy seeds to a smooth paste and stir in all the seasonings. Wash and wipe eggplants; slit each eggplant into four. Stuff the ground mixture liberally into each eggplant. Melt 2 tablespoons of ghee and fry the eggplants lightly on all sides. Sprinkle left-over paste on top. Cover pan tightly. Cook over a very slow fire, stirring frequently until the eggplants are tender. Serve hot.Shahi Bread DessertIngredients6 slices bread1 litre whole milk2 oz. mixed sliced nuts like walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios2 teaspoons rose waterSugar to taste4 oz. gheeTrim and cut bread into quarters and deep fry to a golden color. Drain thoroughly. Pour over each slice enough milk to moisten, but not soak bread. Heat milk and sugar together until the mixture turns thick and separates from the side of the pan. Arrange pieces of bread in a single layer on a serving plate, spread thickened milk after mixing rose water on top and decorate with nuts.KashmirRogan JoshIngredients2 lbs. lambs mutton cut into serving portions1 lbs. finely sliced onions1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste1 oz. mixed spices like cloves, cinnamons and cardamoms4 oz. cashew nut paste½ oz. coriander leaves¼ oz. mint leaves1 tablespoon each of dhania jeera powder and garam masala¼ lbs. ghee½ lbs. fresh yogurtSalt and chili powder to tasteHeat ghee and add whole spices. When spices emanate aromatic smell add remaining ingredients and cook over a very slow fire for 1 hour until the mutton is soft and the ghee floats on top.Walnut ChickenIngredients 1 lbs whole chicken steamed4 ozs. walnut paste2 small tea cups pomegranate juice4 oz. grated onions1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste1 tablespoon garam masala and dhania jeera powder1 oz. coriander leaves½ oz. mint leaves4 oz. gheeSalt and chili powder to tasteHeat the ghee and fry onion, ginger, garlic, mint and coriander until soft. Add walnut paste, spices and salt and cook mixture for 2 minutes. Add chicken and pomegranate juice and cook for 10 minutes on a slow fire. Serve on a bed of green salad.Chuare Ki KheerIngredients1 litre whole milk4 ozs. dry dates5 ozs. grated jaggery ½ teaspoon dry ginger powder½ teaspoon cardamom seeds2 ozs. Mixed nuts like almonds, pistachios and cashew nuts1 oz. gheeSoak the dry dates in hot water overnight. Drain out water. Remove the seeds and run in blender with one small tea cup of milk for 1 minute until smooth. Heat remaining milk with jaggery, add dry date paste, ginger and cardamom seeds and cook for ½ hour on a slow fire until thick. Fry nuts in ghee and serve hot.MAHARASHTRAMasala BhakriIngredients ½ lbs. bajra (pearl millet) flour 2 green chilies sliced finely 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves2 tblsps sesame seedsButter as requiredSalt to tasteMix all the above ingredients together to form hard dough. Divide into big balls and roll out into round thick chapatti on a floured board. Dry roast on both sides until done. Smear with butter and serve with green garlic chutney.Hot and Spicy Fish CurryIngredients1 lbs. pomfret or butter fish cut into neat serving portions4 oz. fresh coconut¼ oz. whole red Kashmiri chilies4 oz. onions finely sliced½ teaspoon turmeric powder1 teaspoon each of ginger and garlic paste1 teaspoon each of garam masala and dhania jeera powder1 oz. tamarind paste1 teaspoon sliced garlic½ tsp mustard seeds1 tablespoon sliced coriander leaves2 ozs. gheeSalt to tasteGrind together coconut, onions and chilies. Heat half the ghee and fry the ground paste to a light golden color. Add spices, salt, ginger and garlic paste and ¼ litre water. Bring to a boil and add the cleaned fish slices. Cook for 10 minutes. Place in a serving dish. Heat remaining ghee and fry mustard seeds and sliced garlic. When the seeds stop tossing, pour over the curry. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.Ginger DelightIngredients 4 oz. fresh ginger ground4 oz. fresh coconut grated¼ teaspoon ground cardamom and nutmeg powder1 litre whole milk¼ lbs sugar4 oz. mixed sliced nuts like almonds, pistachios and walnuts2 oz. gheeHeat ghee and fry ginger and coconut to a golden color. Mix together sugar and milk and boil till the mixture is reduced to ¼ of its quantity. Add coconut and ginger and half the nuts. Keep stirring till the mixture forms a ball and separates from the sides of the pan. Put mixture on a greased plate, level the surface and decorate with the remaining nuts. When cold cut into square pieces and serve. Related Items
For at least two financial years after the Vyapam scam was uncovered in Madhya Pradesh in July 2013, administrative and financial irregularities running into crores of rupees continued unchecked within the examination board, reveals an audit report.Glaring irregularities such as unjustified recruitment of volunteers, posting of security guards hired by Vyapam at private bungalows, recruitment of officials on fake community certificates, and the use of whitener and overwriting in cash books, have come to the fore in the audit report for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.The Directorate of Local Fund Audit of the Department of Finance in its report submitted to Vyapam in 2017 stated such irregularities “were an open invitation to fraud and embezzlement”. In almost all the instances of financial irregularities, it said “related persons/officials” had to repay the board for the funds used. The Hindu is in possession of a copy of the report.Scam rekindledThe scam has been rekindled as State Home Minister Bala Bachchan recently said the government did not possess the anonymous letter received by the Indore Police on June 20, 2013, that blew the lid off the scam. The scam involved 13 different examinations conducted by the Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board for recruitment to government jobs and admissions to educational institutions in the State. In August 2013, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government constituted a Special Task Force to probe the scam. The Central Bureau of Investigation took over in July 2015.In the two years, while the STF was investigating the scam, several officials were recruited to the board on a false premise. “The board, a respectable organisation which recruits personnel in other Departments, itself has recruited personnel on fake SC/ST certificates, which shows the absence of vigilance within it,” says the report. ‘Against rules’Moreover, the team noted that in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, the board hired volunteers and daily wage workers “against the rules and in an objectionable way” and paid them ₹1,21,94,751 as salary. “It is unclear which work were the volunteers required for, in what numbers and of what category. It is unclear through which process they were recruited and for how long, whether there were vacancies and the work done by them monitored,” says the report. “In the absence of permission from the government to create posts for these volunteers, the payment made to these volunteers stands nullified and should be recovered from individual payers,” says the report. The report says ₹14,25,952 was paid to 23 volunteers in 2013-2014 and 13 in 2014-2015, although they had “not signed against their names” in the attendance records. Notes from officials The volunteers received their salaries based on notes sent by higher officials. “In the records, in some places in front of their names ‘Secretary’ or ‘honourable Minister’ was found to be written,” the report reveals. In 2013-2014, as much as ₹2,14,925 was paid to guards of Krishna Security, a Bhopal-based firm, from the board’s coffers, but they were posted at private houses and bungalows. ‘Neglect of duty’ Moreover, in the cash books of the financial years audited, says the report, several figures under the cash and bank columns had been changed using whitener or by overwriting, without being attested by the competent authority. The team noted that the use of whitener “could make fraud possible and thereby damage the credibility of the board”. “The scam wouldn’t have happened in the first place if there was an internal audit of confidential payments,” said State Law Minister P.C. Sharma. He said he was not aware of the audit report.
The Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), a former ally of the BJP, will decide on the tie-up with the Samajwadi Party (SP) for the upcoming bypolls in the State on August 27. SBSP national general secretary Arvind Rajbhar here on Sunday said, “On August 27, party office-bearers and workers will hold a meeting in Lucknow, in which a decision to forge ties with the SP for the upcoming bypolls in the State will be taken.” Mr. Rajbhar added that discussions were held regarding the upcoming bypolls at a recent meeting between SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and SBSP president Om Prakash Rajbhar. Om Prakash Rajbhar had met Akhilesh Yadav here on Friday. The Rajbhars account for around 4% of the total electorate in the State. The community has a sizable strength in Azamgarh, Mau, Ghosi, Ballia, Salempur, Jaunpur, Lalganj Ghazipur and Deoria. The Rajbhars constitute 20% of the Purvanchal population and regarded as the second most politically dominant community after the Yadavs in eastern U.P. Om Prakash Rajbhar was removed from the UP Cabinet by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a day after the Lok Sabha polls concluded, for making embarrassing statements against the BJP. Outbursts against BJPDuring the Lok Sabha campaign, Mr. Rajbhar had said BJP members should be “thrashed” with shoes. As his outburst against the BJP grew louder, Mr. Adityanath sacked him from his Cabinet on May 20.A recalcitrant Om Prakash Rajbhar had soon afterwards welcomed the decision by the Chief Minister. “I welcome the decision (to sack me). The decision taken by the Chief Minister was a delayed one,” he had said.
Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the chief support, Jonas Sultan trounced former world champion Johnriel Casimero by scores of 116-112, 117-111, 115-113.He earned the right to challenge countryman Jerwin Ancajas for the IBF super lightweight title.Other bouts saw a fading Jason Pagara earn a split draw against late replacement James Onyango of Kenya in a welterweight bout and King Arthur Villanueva beat Richie Mepranum by third round technical knockout in a bantamweight tussle.Rising star Kevin Jake Cataraja of Cebu climbed to 7-0 with six KOs following a second round stoppage of Gen. Santos City’s Wiljan Ugbaniel. —ROY LUARCAADVERTISEMENT View comments The Cagayan de Oro native dominated the early goings, but Hekkie found his bearing starting in the fourth and engaged the Filipino in furious exchanges on several occasions.An accidental headbutt produced a cut on Melindo’s left eye, which was compounded by another bloody cut on the right eye in the 10th round.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 shutoutDespite blurry vision, however, Melindo fought with energy and fury to earn the nod of judges Takeo Harada, 117-110, and Glenn Trowbrudge, 115-112. Judge Carl Zappia saw Budler the winner, 115-113.The 29-year-old Melindo raised his record to 37-2 with 13 knockouts, while Budler, also 29 and also nicknamed “The Hexecutioner.” fell to 31-3 (10 KOs). MOST READ A bloodied Milan Melindo knocked down Hecto “Hekkie” Budler in the 12th and final round Saturday night to salvage his International Boxing Federation junior flyweight crown by split decision at Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.Coupled with a strong 11th performance, Melindo, who sustained cuts in both eyes, toppled the tough South African in the headliner of Pinoy Pride 42: Clash for Glory.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:23Fans react to Pacquiao downing Thurman01:37Protesters 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 5-way PBA Govs’ Cup race for 3 premium slots
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 Lopez drops 34 on Nets, D-Lo gets 17 in Lakers’ win QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES The last time Blatche saw action for Gilas was during the 2017b Seaba Championship last May.The Xinjiang Flying Tigers center was sent back home to the United States by his mother ball club due to injury, but Reyes shared that the Syracuse native is expected to arrive in Manila on Nov. 12 to join the team’s trainings.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 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Philippines’ center Andray Blatche dunks the ball against Singapore. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche is set to team up anew with four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and one of Asia’s top guards Jayson Castro as they headline Gilas Pilipinas’ 23-man pool for the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers.National team coach Chot Reyes has submitted the list of names on Friday. The Philippine team has already started its preparations for the first leg of the Asian qualifiers scheduled later this month.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Also making the cut are mainstays Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo, Japeth Aguilar, and Gabe Norwood, returnees Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kevin Alas, Baser Amer, and LA Revilla, cadets Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Kevin Ferrer, Mike Tolomia, Von Pessumal, and Russel Escoto, and PBA rookie Kiefer Ravena.Thirteen of the 23 names attended Gilas’ evening session at Meralco Gym.Jalalon, who is nursing a lateral colateral ligament sprain, dropped by, while Romeo are Ravena are still out-of-town, but will immediately join the squad’s sessions upon their return.The Philippines is slotted in Group B of the Asian qualifiers, together with reigning 2017 Fiba Asia champions Australia, and regional rivals Japan and Chinese Taipei.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Jayson,Pogs,Matt,Allein,Gabe, Calvin,CBC,Mac,Troy, Mond, Jap, JMF practiced today. Jio came but is out (LCL).TR & KR still OOT. AB on d 12th— Chot Reyes (@coachot) November 3, 2017 Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Gilas opens its quest for a slot in the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China on Nov. 24 against Japan at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Gymnasium in Tokyo, before flying home and taking on Chinese Taipei on Nov. 27 at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ View comments
Reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks is back in the fold for Alab, which also tapped NBA veteran Ivan Johnson. —BONG LOZADA AND RANDOLPH LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETFirst Game scores:FEU 79—Parker 18, Orizu 14, Tolentino 10, Dennison 9, Trinidad 9, Cani 8, Tuffin 4, Escoto 3, Comboy 2, Bayquin 2, Inigo 0, Ebona 0, Ramirez 0.UE 63—Pasaol 18, Olayon 14, Maloles 8, Acuno 8, Manalang 7, Bartolome 4, Conner 4, Derige 0, Varilla 0, Cullar 0, Toribio 0, Abanto 0.Quarters: 18-22, 29-33, 49-49, 79-63 MOST READ “We need more wins in our remaining games but this is a good confidence-booster for us going into the homestretch,” said Racela.Jasper Parker orchestrated the plays for FEU, finishing with 18 points and eight assists, while Prince Orizu powered the Tamaraws inside with 14 points and 13 rebounds.Tolentino, who celebrated his 22nd birthday, finished with 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench.Alvin Pasaol contributed 18 points and seven boards, while Mark Olayon added 14 points and six assists for UE.Meanwhile, Filipino basketball fans are in for a treat as tickets to Tanduay Alab Pilipinas season opener in the Asean Basketball League will be free, according to team manager Charlie Dy.The Philippines will take on defending champion Hong Kong on Nov. 19 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next The Falcons led by as many as 21 points, but needed to quell the Fighting Maroons’ final rally to post their ninth win in 13 games and move beyond reach of first game winner Far Eastern University.The FEU Tamaraws gored the University of the East Red Warriors, 79-63, to climb to 6-6 and fourth place.UE fell out of Final Four contention after dropping to 3-10.With the Fighting Maroons closing in, 74-66, behind the hot hands of Paul Desiderio, the Falcons countered with 12 straight points, six coming from Jerrick Ahanmisi, to seal the outcome and pull down UP to fifth at 5-7.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 shutoutFEU and UE were tied at 49 after the third quarter, but the Tamaraws found their groove in the fourth and pulled away behind a 21-8 scoring run.Prized transferee Arvin Tolentino capped that outburst that shoved FEU ahead, 70-57, with 3:27 to go.Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela said their game against the Red Warriors was a crucial one for the team, which came into the game having lost its last two outings and is in a tight race for the fourth spot. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Reed, Morris head Australian invasion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Adamson trounced University of the Philippines, 86-70, on Sunday to book the third semifinal seat in UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 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 Ryan Bader. APNEW YORK — Ryan Bader defeated Phil Davis by split decision in his Bellator debut to win the promotion’s light heavyweight championship on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.Bader (23-5) defeated Davis in an MMA bout for the second time in his career and his win capped the undercard in Bellator’s New York debut. Bader won a lackluster bout filled with more boos than blows. Referee Dan Miragliotta stepped between the fighters in the fourth round and warned them about inactivity — one of the few times the crowd cheered in a TV bout designed in part to get fans hooked on ordering Bellator’s second pay-per-view card.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bader had edged out a split decision victory over Davis when the former Division I All-American wrestlers fought for the first time on a UFC card in January 2015. The loss was Davis’ last in UFC and he had won four straight Bellator fights headed into the rematch.The first fight was widely panned as boring and this one may have topped it for dormancy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBellator made its Madison Square Garden debut seven months after UFC christened the arena in the MMA genre with a record $17.7 million gate. Bellator was going to fall well shy of that massive box office bank, but for the No. 2 MMA promotion in the United States, just snagging a spot at MSG was a needed credibility boost.Bellator will wait to find out if the pay-per-view buys (at $49.95 a clip) hit 200,000, the total the company aimed for to count as a major success. Bellator broadcast on pay-per-view for only the second time in promotional history, signaling another step in its growth as a rival for the industry-leading UFC. Bellator staged its only previous pay-per-view event in May 2014, shortly before CEO Scott Coker took over the promotion. Bellator, founded only in 2008, has failed to build that mainstream star that UFC has in the mold of Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor. Bellator has eschewed the PPV model and built its fan base on the strength of live TV cards on Spike (broadcast home of Saturday’s undercard) and by signing past-their-primetime MMA players to main event their biggest cards. Kimbo Slice, Ken Shamrock, Royce Gracie and Rampage Jackson all took their turn in main event bouts more spectacle than sport that delivered record ratings for Bellator.Bellator did sign more than just a few 40-something fighters for its New York debut. Aaron Pico, 20, was set to make his pro debut against Zach Freeman. Pico advanced to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in wrestling last year and was a junior golden gloves champion in 2009. Bellator jumped to sign him in 2014 and has perhaps the top prospect in the MMA game.Heather Hardy, a boxer signed under promoter Lou Dibella, won her professional MMA debut with a bloody TKO over Alice Yauger. Hardy, of Brooklyn, New York, had the crowd going wild when she dropped Yauger with a vicious right. Hardy suffered a deep cut over her left eye following an accidental head-butt. Even the New York crowd gasped when blood gushed down Hardy’s face. Hardy wiped it off, then wiped out Yauger while the crowd roared.“I think I just fell in love. I’m hooked,” she said. “I can’t feel it, but I have stitches in my face.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pacquiao vows to leave Australia as world champion 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What ‘missteps’? Bellator loaded the card with some of the biggest names in MMA to make a splash in New York.Wanderlei Silva takes on Chael Sonnen in the main event grudge match; a fight first scheduled for a UFC pay-per-view in 2014. The 40-year-old Silva, who made his name fighting for Pride in Japan, was set for his Bellator debut following a six-year run in UFC. Sonnen, also 40, was choked out by Tito Ortiz in his Bellator debut in January. Ortiz was on hand at the Garden.Fedor Emelianenko fights Matt Mitrione in a heavyweight bout. Emelianenko (also 40, continuing the trend) may be the greatest fighter to never sign with UFC. The Russian won his last five fights, but the days when he ruled in Japan as one of MMA’s most dynamic fighters and top heavyweights are well behind him.In a sign Bellator craves star power over super bouts, neither of the two main events were for a championship.Coker wore a headset as he sat cage side and watched a bank of monitors, former NFL great Herschel Walker in the first row behind him. Coker might have listened to the revamped broadcast lineup. Bellator signed Mike Goldberg, unceremoniously dumped last year by UFC after 20 years as the voice of the company, and veteran combat sports announcer Mauro Ranallo to bolster the broadcast booth.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
LATEST STORIES China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Horn brushes off Pacquiao call to review loss CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ONE CHAMPIONSHIPFilipino talent Rocky Batolbatol has yet to win a match in ONE Championship, having suffered three straight losses since his debut in the promotion back in 2014.He will try to change that when he faces Su Noto (6-3) in ONE Championship: Conquest of Kings in Surabaya, East Java in Indonesia.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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Ever since my last fight, I did not stop training. It is truly an honor to showcase my talent and skills on a global stage like ONE Championship,” said Batolbatol.Batolbatol (5-3) lost in his debut match against Martin Nguyen, submitting to a rear-naked choke in the second round then suffered the same fate against Anthony Engelen in 2016, this time in the opening period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Filipino’s third fight in the Asian promotion was again disappointing after losing to Christian Lee via technical knockout.Noto, though, is no pushover with the Indonesian boasting four wins in the promotion. MOST READ View comments LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection
Quarters: 15-15, 27-34, 55-50, 81-74. Balanza notched a career-high of 20 points, three rebounds, and two assists in the losing effort for Letran (1-3).Bong Quinto added 19 markers and 15 boards, while Rey Nambatac had 18 points and five rebounds, but committed seven turnovers in the defeat.The Scores:SAN BEDA 81 – Bolick 22, Mocon 17, Soberano 16, Noah 8, Adamos 5, Potts 3, Doliguez 3, Abuda 3, Tankoua 2, Carino 2, Oftana 0, Presbitero 0, Tongco 0, Bahio 0, Cabanag 0.LETRAN 74 – Balanza 20, Quinto 19, Nambatac 18, Calvo 14, Taladua 2, Ambohot 1, Balagasay 0, Pamulaklakin 0, Bernabe 0, Gedaria 0, Vacaro 0, Mandreza 0, Caralipio 0.ADVERTISEMENT Jerrick Balanza kept the Knights in the game and trimmed the lead to as low as one, 62-61, midway in the period, but Bolick and Mocon drained the insurance buckets as San Beda held off its fierce rival.“We started strong, but in the first few minutes of the ball game, credit to Letran because they came back and they even led by 10 points. I did just challenge the guys in the locker room to stick with our system, stick with our game plan, and play as a team,” said coach Boyet Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMocon just missed out on a triple-double with 17 markers, 10 boards, and eight assists, while AC Soberano shot 4-of-10 from three to wound up with 16.San Beda rose up to solo second place with a 4-1 slate. View comments Robert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda recovered its bearings in the second half as it outlasted Letran, 81-74 for its third straight win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Robert Bolick carried the load for the Red Lions with 22 points, five rebounds, and five assists, but it was the duo of Javee Mocon and AC Soberano which helped the Red Lions recover from an early 10-point hole as the two poured 19 of the team’s 28 huge third quarter points to grab the 55-50 advantage.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ I’m staying at Real, says Ronaldo Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant
Gilas Pilipinas routs Iraq, stays unscathed in Fiba Asia Cup DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Paras, whose father Benjie also won for the country a SEA Games gold, added that he will be taking on whatever role the coach requires of him.“You know I’m not selfish,” he said. “I won’t walk in and be like I wanna be the main scorer or anything like that. If coach tells me to defend, I’ll defend the best player out there. If he tells me to rebound, I’m gonna do it as much as I can.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from Fiba.comNineteen-year-old basketball sensation Kobe Paras said Gilas Pilipinas will be a dominant force in the coming Southeast Asian Games and doesn’t mind taking a reduced role in the team’s gold-medal bid.“You can see the lineup, this is the best I’ve been part of,” said Paras, who has played in the US NCAA Division I, during a sendoff for Team Philippines Thursday night. “My teammates, when I was in high school, these guys are the ones I looked up to.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’
Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a shot to Naomi Osaka of Japan during the first round match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. / AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKAFormer world No. 1 Angelique Kerber thrashed Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 at the Pan Pacific Open women’s tennis tournament on Monday to avenge a humiliating loss at the US Open.Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic suffered an epic Tokyo meltdown, meanwhile, as she was pulverised by China’s Wang Qiang, who inflicted the dreaded “double bagel” on the eighth seed to win 6-0, 6-0 and reach the second round.ADVERTISEMENT “I was trying to come out, focus on every single point and make it better than last time,” said Kerber.“Naomi is a tough opponent and a great talent. For sure she will have great success in the future.”The 19-year-old Osaka, born of a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, went on to reach the third round of the US Open after stunning Kerber.But the world number 44 almost appeared to be tanking at times at the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, such was her lack of gusto. She committed 38 unforced errors — including a wild forehand on match point — in a performance she will want to forget in a hurry.Elsewhere, Japanese wildcard Kurumi Nara beat Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims View comments “It gives me confidence that I was able to turn it around,” said Nara. “Hopefully I can take that spirit into the next match.”Two-time champion Agnieszka Radwanska, seeded sixth, pulled out of the tournament with a virus, according to organisers.Wimbledon champion and new women’s world number one Garbine Muguruza heads a strong field in Tokyo featuring several top 10 players including Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki and Johanna Konta.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups MOST READ 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 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Kerber, seeded seventh, crashed to a shock 6-3, 6-1 first-round defeat by Osaka in New York last month as defending champion. But a repeat never seemed likely on Monday as the German quickly took control.READ: Kerber goes from champ to 1st-round loser at rainy US OpenFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingKerber, who has slipped back to 14th in the world since winning last year’s Australian and US Open titles, ripped forehands past her teenage opponent seemingly at will in the first set.Osaka’s game unravelled completely in the second, giving Kerber a welcome opportunity to work her way back to form after a poor run of results and to seal victory in an hour and 23 minutes. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Wayne Rooney hit by two-year ban after drink-drive guilty plea
Even as the visiting athletes and international delegates are enjoying some “excellent” food at Commonwealth Games Village, the army of media persons, who are there at the venue for the coverage, are virtually left starving.Due to security reasons, no one is allowed to enter the Games Village with any food item and to add to their woes there are no food counters for the journalists even inside the Village, which has left them live on just tea and biscuits.A vending machine, serving tea and coffee, at the media centre, are the only things available to the scribes.About 30 mediapersons are always present at the media centre, while several others are stationed at the International Zone, where one can only get some maggie, chocolates and cold drinks but there also, a scribe has access for only 45 minutes.”We had asked the volunteers to make some food available to us. We also told them that we would pay for it but they claimed that the orders will have to come from the higher ranks,” said a journalist.Journalists and cameramen, who are stationed at entry gate, do not even have access to water. They have to depend on the volunteers if they need some.The unavailability of food is not the only problem the journalists are facing, some of them, who failed to collect their accreditation cards earlier, have also complained that they were denied data cards, which were distributed earlier along with the accreditation cards.”It’s annoying,” said one senior scribe.advertisementThings might have been improving in the Games Village but journalists are still having tough times.- With inputs from PTI
Amandeep Singh assured India of its first boxing medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games by advancing to the semi-finals with a 7-1 triumph over Malaysia’s Muhammad Fuad here today.The Punjab-boxer, for whom it would be his maiden CWG medal whatever be the colour, will now take on Ireland’s Paddy Barnes, who beat Australian Andrew Moloney 5-3 in a tense quarterfinal bout.”I am very happy to have assured myself of my first Commonwealth Games medal but the task would not be complete till I get the gold,” Amandeep said after his bout.Interestingly, Amandeep had defeated Fuad by exactly the same margin in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth championships held here earlier this year.The encounter today had its fair share of drama after the initial lull, during which the first round ended 0-0. More than half of Amandeep’s points came because of Fuad’s recklessness.Fuad was warned twice in the bout for ducking and ending up head-butting Amandeep in the process.”That is why it became difficult to connect punches because he was ducking too much,” said Amandeep.Suranjoy Singh (52kg) will also be aiming for a semi-final berth in the ongoing afternoon session of the event.
Chennai opener Michael Hussey scored an unbeaten 83 as the hosts beat Bangalore by 21 runs in their IPL match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai, on Saturday. Score | PhotosChasing a mammoth 184, Bangalore could only manage to score are 162/7 in their allotted 20 overs.Chennai batsmen got their act right and it was time for their bowlers to showcase their prowess and they did that with lan. Chennai’s South African import Ablie Morkel scalped Bangalore opener Tillakaratne Dilshan on the second ball of the innings to reduce them to 1/1.One wicket in one over and the equation went on. In the second over, new man Asad Pathan fell was bowled by Kiwi paceman Tim Southee and Bangalore were down to 17/2. Another wicket, but this time it came in the fifth over. Opener Mayank Agarwal departed with caught Albie Morkel, bowled R Ashwin on 7 written against his name. And Bangalore fell to 31/3.But Bangalore team management knew till the time Virat Kohli and De Villiers were in the middle, things might just fall in place for them. But, Shadab Jakati shattered their hopes by breaking their 42-run stand in the 11th over.Jakati had been targeting Kohli for long. When Jakati saw him charge down the track, he bowled full outside the off and a top edge from Kohli was pouched by Srikkanth Anirudha at long-on. He fell for 35 and Bangalore fell to 73/4.However, De Villiers continued to bat even as wickets kept falling at the other end. Soon Bangalore were down to 127/6 and the required rate had climbed to 18.66.advertisementFinally, he departed in the 19th over off Albie Morkel’s ball and that ended all hopes for Bangalore, who went down by 21 runs.Chennai inningsMichael Hussey scored an unbeaten 83 as Chennai posted 183/5 against Bangalore.Earlier, Chennai skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat and his openers Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay got off to a flyer. The two charged away at the opposition bowlers. They were even assisted by some sloppy fielding. Mohammad Kaif dropped Hussey off Johan van der Wath in the fifth over.But Ryan Ninan managed to apply breaks on their charge scalping Vijay in the 7th over. Vijay hit Ninan for a six and then went for a repeat, but ended up giving a catch to Zaheer Khan in the deep. he fell for 31 after helping his team to 51/6.Then new man Suresh Raina and opener Michael Hussey put 45 runs for the second wicket before Ninan struck again to scalp Raina in the 11th over when he was batting on on 29 and the team total was 96.Soon the run rate shot up with Hussey and skipper MS Dhoni at the crease. The run rate was just shy off 10 an over. Still Bangalore bowlers tried to have their way and finally Zaheer Khan succeeded. Dhoni hit him for a six in the 17th over and then went for another similar shot, instead gave a top edge to keeper AB de Villiers on 147/3. He scored 22. Strangely, all three batsmen hit six and then got out on thevery next ball.However, Hussey proved to be lucky as he got to lives in the 18th over off Johan van der Wath, when Asad Pathan and Mayank Agarwal dropped him in the space of two balls.Hussey carried his bat through score an unbeaten 83 as Chennai scored a fine 183/5 in 20 overs.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has recovered a fine of (Pakistani) Rs 4.5 million from former national captain Shahid Afridi. A senior official of the board confirmed that the finance department had deducted the fine amount from the dues that were to be paid to Afridi for the World Cup and tour to West Indies.”In total the board had to pay him around Rs5.5 million out of which we deducted the fine amount in full,” the official said.The disciplinary committee of the board had fined Afridi for several breaches of the code of conduct last month.The fine came after a stand-off between Afridi and the PCB over his removal as captain of the ODI team in May. He announced his retirement and criticised the board for its conduct and not respecting senior players.After he withdrew a case against the PCB from the Sindh High Court, Afridi appeared before the disciplinary committee which fined him but asked the board to issue him an NOC to play for Hampshire in England’s domestic Twenty20 event.This is the second highest fine amount recovered from a Pakistani player after the record Rs 7 million that were deducted from retired fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar’s dues.With inputs from PTI