A 25-year-old woman has alleged inaction on the part of the Cuttack police and the administration on her complaint of domestic violence against her husband and in-laws.The woman, Amreen Jafer, wrote about her “plight” to the Prime Minister on December 11, 2016, and the PMO, within a week, forwarded her representation to an undersecretary in the Public Grievances Department of the Odisha government for necessary action.No action“Two months have passed already, but no action has been taken by any of the governments to redress the grievances of my daughter,” said S.K. Jafurlla, Amreen’s father, who alleged that his daughter has been served with an “impugned” talaqnama by post.A confident and independent professional with an MBA degree, Amreen, was married to Gulam Mustafa Khan in January 2013. According to her, her father was forced to pay a dowry of Rs. 4 lakh and 100 grams of gold ornaments at the time of the wedding. A few days after the marriage, when the couple moved to their working place at Hyderabad, Mustafa’s parents demanded Rs.3 lakh more, she alleged.
Three days after a mob of cow vigilantes attacked Tamil Nadu government officials transporting bovine animals to their State at Barmer in Rajasthan, a police team escorted the convoy of cattle and took them to the Rajasthan-Gujarat border, 150 km from Barmer, in the early hours on Wednesday.The convoy of five trucks, carrying 50 cows and calves of the prized Tharparkar breed, will pass through Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka before reaching Tamil Nadu. The Gujarat police took over the responsibility of the convoy’s protection from their Rajasthan counterparts on Wednesday. The Tamil Nadu Animal Husbandry Department officials, attacked by cow vigilantes on Sunday night on suspicion of cattle smuggling, had reportedly sought police protection for returning to their State. They had purchased the cattle in the Jaisalmer district at a cost of ₹50 lakh under the Rashtriya Gokul Mission to improve their livestock breeds.Truck drivers thrashedThe mob of cow vigilantes had thrashed the truck drivers and cleaners and tried to set one of the trucks on fire. The police have since arrested eight persons in connection with the incident, while disciplinary action was taken against seven policemen for dereliction of duty.
The Budwan ‘human shield’ victim, Farooq Ahmad Dar, on Thursday held a street protest in Srinagar and sought action against Major Leetul Gogoi, who was detained for questioning along with a woman and a civilian following an altercation in a city hotel on Wednesday.Mr. Dar, accompanied by human rights activist Ahsan Untoo, held a sit-in at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk. “This Army officer has been habitually breaking the law. Time has come to take action against him,” Mr. Dar said. Mr. Dar was tied to the bonnet of a vehicle by Major Gogoi on a polling day in Budgam last year. “The incident badly impacted my life. I am yet to come to the terms,” he said.Referring to Wednesday’s incident, in which a member of a hotel’s staff refused entry to the hotel to a local girl, Mr. Untoo said, “The Army officer was also involved in the firing incident that lead to death of 24-year-old Tanveer Ahmad Wani in Beerwah in July last year. He has already accepted having tied Dar to the vehicle. Why is he still being shielded?” Mr. Untoo has filed eight petitions, one before the High Court and seven at the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), over the use of a civilian as a human shield.
Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced the name of his party’s chief ministerial candidate in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.“Alok Agrawal has studied at IIT. He could have gone to the U.S. if he wanted to. But after completing his studies, he chose to serve the people of the State. He is AAP chief ministerial candidate in Madhya Pradesh,” said Mr. Kejriwal while addressing a rally in Indore on Sunday.Mr. Agrawal, a former Narmada Bachao Andolan activist, joined the AAP ahead of the 2014 election. He was fielded as AAP candidate from the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat and received around 16,800 votes. The seat was, however, won by the BJP. The AAP is expected to contest all the 230 seats in M.P.
Almost everyone from Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia were at the airport to receive Ms. Das. She is scheduled to visit her village adjoining Dhing town in Nagaon district later.Ms. Das was nicknamed ‘Dhing Express’ after the little-known town that was the cultural and literary hub of Assam till the 1950s.Also read Hima Das: From obscurity to fame in 51.46 secondsY.B. Sarangi All you need to know about Hima Das The Assam government on Friday accorded Hima Das, India’s newest sprint star, a red carpet welcome on her arrival at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bardoloi International Airport in Guwahati.Also Read The airport was decked up for Ms. Das’s visit, with the floor from the arrival lounge to the exit painted to represent a red carpet with six lanes. From the airport, she was taken in a procession to the Sarusajai Sports Complex, where she won the 200 m and 400 m golds in her first major event — the 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics champion ship. “This is where my journey as a sprinter began. I cannot express how I feel about returning here,” she said, after praying on the track.Ms. Das bagged a gold and two silver medals in the recently concluded Asian Games.Later in the day, the Assam government felicitated Ms. Das at the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra and gave her a cash award of ₹ 1.6 crore.“No amount can measure the pride and joy she has earned for the people of Assam. But we hope this token would be an incentive for greater sporting glory,” Mr. Sonowal said.
A hardcore criminal and bank dacoit, Babu Nayak, escaped from the Bhanjanagar sub-jail in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Tuesday afternoon.Bhanajanagar SDPO Utkal Keshari Dash said Nayak used a rope to cross over the boundary wall on the backside of the sub-jail. “We suspect some outsiders were involved in this escape as the rope was thrown from outside the premises,” he added.The police have started vehicle checks around Bhanjanagar to track down the escaped criminal.According to police records, Nayak was the mastermind of the dacoity at Manitara branch of Utkal Grameen Bank under Buguda police station in Gnajam district on May 24, 2017. A group of six miscreants led by him had looted mortaged gold ornaments and ₹4 lakh cash from the bank. Nayak was also involved in several dacoities and robberies in Ganjam, Khurda and Nayagarh districts.
Amid black-flag protests and boycott of his programmes in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Tripura, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday defended the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, but said it would not have any negative impact on the north-eastern States. He also said the Opposition was spreading rumours about the Bill.Virtually launching the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Lok Sabha poll campaign by addressing a public rally at Amingaon near Guwahati, the Prime Minister said people with vested interests were misinterpreting the Bill that seeks to fast-track the process of citizenship for non-Muslims who have fled religious persecution in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan and came to India till December 31, 2014.“The provisions of the Bill are such that the decision of granting citizenship can be taken only after necessary investigation and recommendation by the administration of a State. My government is fully committed to protecting the rights and interests of Assam,” he said.‘They’re not infiltrators’Mr. Modi said there is a need to differentiate between the people who infiltrate India “with the intention of capturing our resources” and those who are forced to come due to atrocities faced in their respective countries. “Citizenship Amendment Bill is not just linked to the northeast. There are many people in different parts of the country who have faith in India and who love Mother India. They have come here to save their lives,” he said.The Prime Minister insisted it was India’s obligation to protect the minorities who fled their countries because of religious persecution and let the entire country absorb them. “But some are spreading rumours,” he said, in obvious reference to the propaganda that 2 crore Bengali Hindus would migrate to Assam if the Bill was passed.While the local authorities had sanitised the rally venue to keep protesters at bay, various organisations burnt the Prime Minister’s effigy and demonstrated with black flags. Some youth also stripped outside the Assam Secretariat in protest.Unhappy alliesRecently, the regional Asom Gana Parishad had quit the BJP-led coalition in Assam over the Bill. Other allies in the northeast have threatened to pull out too. Some BJP leaders in the region have also opposed the Bill.Prior to the rally, the Prime Minister initiated and inaugurated projects worth ₹4,000 crore in Arunachal Pradesh where the Congress held a rally and released black balloons in protest.The projects included laying the foundation stone of Arunachal’s first civilian airport at Hollongi and a tunnel at Sela, a strategic snow-capped pass on the way to Tawang, and inaugurating a retrofitted airport at Tezu that was built 50 years ago but was not operational.
Two months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a civil terminal at Indian Air Force’s Hindon airbase in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad for the government’s low-cost flying scheme, flights are yet to take off.The ‘civil enclave’ at the airbase was envisaged as an alternative to the congested Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, which was able to provide very few slots for flights under the regional connectivity scheme, also known as UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik). The building used to facilitate air travellers was inaugurated by the PM on March 8.Officials of the Airport Authority of India said that the delay in operations is because they are still in discussions with IAF regarding allocation of slots for RCS flights.AAI writes to airlinesOn Friday, the AAI wrote to airlines to apply once again for slots for flights. An earlier attempt to secure arrival and departure slots didn’t yield any result, officials said.Hindon’s civil terminal can’t be operational round-the-clock because of IAF’s own operations. The civil terminal was expected to connect Jamnagar, Shimla, Kalaburagi, Kannur, Nasik, Hubli, Faizabad, Pithoragarh with a flight each. These were to be operated by four airlines — Star Air, Heritage Aviation, IndiGo and TurboJet.
Gonorrhea passes from person to person thanks to some clever hitchhiking. For 40 years, researchers thought that Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease, glommed on to wiggling sperm during intercourse. But the idea didn’t explain how females passed the STD to males. Now, a new study reported this month in mBio shows that rather than using sperm as a surfboard, N. gonorrhoeae bacteria shoot cables—called pili—onto proteins in the semen to tow themselves through coital liquid. The pili are normally wrapped in bundles (left panel, red arrow), but when exposed to seminal fluid, they unwind into individual strands (right panel, red arrows). This exposes more grappling hooks for transport, boosting the bacteria’s ability to invade by as much as 24-fold. The seminal proteins also help the bacteria attach to skin cells, grown in a dish, that line both the male and female genital tracts, which assists infection. Drugs that unhook gonorrhea’s pili may yield new antibacterials that stymie the transmission of this STD, which infects 100 million people per year.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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Visiting Ayodhya a day after the Supreme Court noted that a mediation panel had not offered a solution to the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said he knew the effort would fail.“We knew all along that nothing is going to come out of mediation,” he said at a gathering of seers. “But it is good. If there is an effort, it is a good thing. There had been mediation before the Mahabharat as well. But the effort failed,” he said.The Chief Minister was attending an event to mark the 16th death anniversary of Paramhans Ramchandra Das, a prominent advocate of Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hold day-to-day hearings from August 6 to decide the temple-mosque land dispute as efforts to arrive at a settlement through mediation had failed. The apex court had appointed a three-member mediation committee headed by a former Supreme Court judge F.M.I Kalifulla in March. Reacting to the apex court’s decision to begin day-to-day hearings, Mr. Adityanath said he was confident that the sentiments of the people will be respected.‘People’s movement’The Chief Minister said the campaign to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya was a people’s movement, and lavished praise on Paramhans Ramchandra Das.“We are developing Ayodhya in this Kalyug as Ayodhya was in Treta Yug,” he said, referring to mythical times. Mr. Adityanath inspected projects worth ₹130 crore in the city, and said he has talked with seers and officials on Ayodhya’s development and tourism potential.
Supporters of the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) have been venting their anger on social media platforms over the party’s decision to extend support to the BJP to form government in Haryana. The supporters, mostly youth, have been posting angry messages and videos accusing JJP leader Dushyant Chautala of “betrayal” and “going back on his words”.Tiktok videosThe supporters uploaded videos on Tiktok, a social media video app, burning the flags and bands of the party. They accused Mr. Chautala, the former Hisar MP, of betraying the mandate to the party which, they claimed, was against the BJP.The JJP, formed after a split in the Indian National Lok Dal in December last, won 10 seats to emerge as a kingmaker in the State following a fractured mandate, with both the BJP and the Congress falling short of the majority mark in the 90-member Assembly. The party had extended support to the BJP based on a Common Minimum Programme which includes 75% reservation to local youth in jobs in Haryana and increase in old-age pension.The core vote bank of JJP comprises the Jats, a dominant caste in Haryana, who are believed to have voted against the BJP accusing it of caste-based politics targeted against them. Around 20 people, mostly Jat youth, had died in police firing in 2016 during the BJP rule, further pitting the community against the party.A large majority of Jats in rural areas are also engaged in farming and the farmers’ distress has been a major issue this election. The farming community has been angry with the BJP allegedly for failing to implement the Swaminathan Commission report.The messages on social media platforms comprised videos of Mr. Chautala at various political meetings attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP. The supporters also shared an old video of Mr. Chautala’s grandmother from a hospital bed accusing him of betraying her husband Om Prakash Chautala for his political ambitions. Some party cadres vowed not to support the party ever again. A few others said that they could accept the JJP supporting the Congress, but not the BJP. Congress Communication Chief Randeep Singh Surjewala also tweeted a video of Mr. Chautala’s mother and Badhra MLA Naina Singh saying that the JJP would never tie up with the BJP.
A tiger, which was trapped between some rocks in a river in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district after getting injured, has died, a forest official said on November 7. The striped animal, suspected to have received spinal injuries after jumping 35 feet off the bridge, was on found on November 6 stranded between the rocks in Sirna river near Kunada village, located around 27 km from Chandrapur, he said. Efforts were made to rescue the feline, but it failed to enter the cage that was placed close by, he said. The tiger also received injuries to its teeth when it tried to pull the cage, he said.“The big cat was found dead in the river on Thursday morning,” Chief Conservator of Forest, Chandrapur circle, S V Ramarao said. On Wednesday, the tiger killed a wild animal and rested for a while on the bridge before jumping into the river and apparently got injured, an official earlier said. On getting information, forest officials reached the spot and launched a rescue operation but it was called off on Wednesday night due to poor light. Some forest personnel were deployed to keep a watch on the tiger’s movements during the night, the official said.“However, the animal showed no signs of movement on Thursday morning,” Ramarao said. The carcass was later fished out from the water, he said, adding that the exact cause of the death will be known after the autopsy. PTI COR GK GK 11071046
MOST READ Robbie Herndon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netStar jacked up its offensive firepower after acquiring Robbie Herndon in a draft day trade on Sunday.The Fil-Am swingman, who was picked sixth by the GlobalPort Batang Pier in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, was shipped to the Hotshots in exchange for three other rookies in Lervin Flores, Joseph Gabayni, and Julian Sargent.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Rookie Ravena hopes to bring leadership at NLEX LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The Office of the Commissioner approved the 3-for-1 deal just moments after draft.Herndon is expected to fill up the wing position for Star and could also serve as backup to guards Paul Lee and Peter June Simon.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 shutoutGlobalPort, meanwhile, fortified its frontcourt rotation with the acquisition of the threeFlores was picked ninth in the first round, while Gabayni and Sargent were selected in the second round. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:08PBA Season 43 Preview: Globalport Batang Pier01:37Protesters 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 Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH lifter Perez bags 3 golds in Asian Weightlifting Championships Photo from b/r kicksLeBron James is called “The King” for good measure. After John Wall and Bradley Beal said that Cleveland was afraid of Washington in last year’s Playoffs, James responded quite subtly.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The four-time MVP debuted a pair of LeBron 15, just a few hours after the Wizards duo said their sentiments, that carefully combined the aspects of the lifestyle line of the shoe and the aesthetics of the Soldier.The lifestyle pair features a higher-cut than the court version and has a zipper on its medial side panel with three straps saying, “LONG LIVE THE KING.”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 shutoutJames, though, did not wear the pair on the floor as he opted for the “Ghost” colorway instead.And after James landed the subtle jab through his shoes, the King delivered the finisher, putting up a kingly line of 57 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, and two blocks in the Cavaliers’ 130-122 win. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next
John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC INGLEWOOD, CA – JANUARY 27: Jorge Linares (L) of Venezuela connects with a left hand to the head of Mercito Gesta during their bout at The Forum on January 27, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPMercito Gesta gave it his all but just couldn’t dethrone Jorge Linares, failing to claim the WBA lightweight championship Sunday (Manila time) at The Forum in Los Angeles.The Cebuano challenger lost to the Venezuelan champion via unanimous decision, 118-110, 118-110, and 117-111.ADVERTISEMENT 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 PH01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Romero Duno KOs Mexican foe in first round MOST READ View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next This was Linares’ third successful title defense as he improved to 44-3.Gesta, meanwhile, dropped to 0-2 in a title fight after also suffering a unanimous decision defeat to Miguel Vazquez in December 2012 for the IBF lightweight belt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe dropped to a 31-2-2, 17 KOs. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH
Spain’s Rafael Nadal waves to spectators as as he leaves the court after his opponent Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta withdrew with an injury from their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)Rafael Nadal warned of the threat presented by Dominic Thiem’s “huge potential” ahead of their clash for a place in Sunday’s French Open final.The Spaniard qualified for the semi-finals at Roland Garros for the 10th time on Wednesday after compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta retired with an abdominal injury while trailing 6-2, 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thiem downed Djokovic for his first win in six matches against the Serb and is through to just his second semi-final at a major.“He’s a very good player. He hits the ball very hard. He’s very powerful on both sides. Forehand, backhand, serve. These weapons are quite good,” said Nadal of his upcoming opponent.READ: Nadal crashes out to Thiem in Buenos Aires“He has a huge potential to tap, and he can hit the ball very hard. He doesn’t give you a lot of options.”Neither Nadal nor Thiem have dropped a set in reaching the last four, with the Spaniard losing just 22 games through five matches.Bjorn Borg surrendered just 32 games on his way to the 1978 French Open, but Nadal insisted he has no interest in such records.“I don’t know how many games I lost this year, but I really don’t care about this. I only care that I am in the semi-finals,” said Nadal.“My only goal is try to be ready to play my best. The rest of these things, we can always find behind the stones.“We’re going to find more and more records, but at the end of the day these kind of things are not important.” LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast ’16 champ Djokovic stunned by Thiem in French Open quarters “So either you play well and you advance to the next round or you lose and you’re out.”Nadal beat the Austrian to lift the trophy in both Madrid and Barcelona, but Thiem exacted a measure of revenge with a 6-4, 6-3 win over the 31-year-old at the Rome Masters.READ: Johnson appreciates Thiem’s compassionate words“In Rome it was not a good day for me. I was not in a position to play well the way I wanted to,” recounted Nadal.“He put me in a difficult situation, so it’s up to me to avoid being put in uncomfortable situations.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Thiem is the only player to defeat Nadal on clay this season and sealed a return to the last four in Paris with a sensational 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-0 upset of defending champion Novak Djokovic.READ: ’16 champ Djokovic stunned by Thiem in French Open quartersFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFriday’s semi-final will be the fourth meeting between Nadal and Thiem this season, all of which have come on clay.“Thiem is a tough player. I won in Barcelona, Madrid, and I lost to him in Rome,” said Nadal, who is attempting to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam. 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 View comments
El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena He may just get the break he’s looking for with the Batang Pier, where he will join import Jabril Trawick, Bradwyn Guinto, Rico Maierhofer, and Mick Pennisi as part od the team’s frontline.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Stare Down Destiny 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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ The 24-year-old Pessumal averaged 5.5 points on 39% percent shooting from the three-point area in 15 minutes for GlobalPort this season.Pessumal played a minimal role with the Batang Pier relying heavily on their star guards Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle.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 starsHe is expected to provide offensive relief when either Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot, or Marcio Lassiter goes to the bench.Meanwhile, the Fil-German Van Opstal has struggled to see action for San Miguel in his rookie season, collecting only 11 points and 11 rebounds in the 20 total minutes he played in the first two conferences. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith a rare Grand Slam feat on its mind, San Miguel fortified its roster as it acquired Von Pessumal from GlobalPort in exchange for seldom-used big man Arnold Van Opstal.The deal, which was the first involving two rookies part of the Gilas pool in the past 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, was approved on Monday afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments