Month: November 2019


AP Source: Bosh, Miami Heat reach agreement to part ways

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Miami Heat center Chris Bosh gestures as he speaks during a news conference before the start of an NBA basketball game between the Heat and the Boston Celtics, Monday, March 9, 2015, in Miami. Bosh is recovering after falling seriously ill because of blood clots on one of his lungs. The Heat said that Bosh is scheduled to resume “full basketball activities” in September. APMIAMI — A person with knowledge of the situation says Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat have agreed on the next steps to remove him from the roster and the team’s salary cap.The person says Bosh’s issues with blood clots have been determined as a career-ending injury situation, which will allow the Heat cap relief going forward, adding that Bosh cannot play for Miami again but may still seek medical clearance from another club if he decides he wants to play elsewhere.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 5 matches to watch in Day 7 at French Open LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced publicly.Bosh remains on the Heat roster and will stay there until the team needs his cap space.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe has not played since February 2016. Bosh’s 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons were shortened by bouts with blood clots. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more


Now, Pak cricketers face tax scrutiny

first_imgThere is more trouble brewing for Pakistan’s national cricket team as the country’s Federal Bureau of Revenue has asked regional tax offices to submit details of the source of income of each player. Tax sleuths will be taking stock of the players’ income. Their earnings, bank accounts and ownership of vehicles, plots and properties will be under scrutiny. Players who do not file their tax returns regularly are likely to face the heat. Also under the scanner will be the team’s managers, selectors and other office-bearers.  The Federal Bureau of Revenue has decided to conduct a tax audit of the players and officials for the last five years. A bureau official said details have also been sought from the Pakistan Cricket Board regarding the money paid to the players.last_img read more


Shortcuts to happiness

first_imgThere was a time when the entire family would go out on a long holiday to some distant location. Not any more. Even as time becomes a luxury in the present day world, it’s a good idea to head to a beautiful locale nearby to relax and spend some time with your family. Get yourself pampered in a spa, spend hours gazing at the morning sun or simply sit by the riverside enjoying the breathtaking views around. There’s so much you can do on a holiday. So tune in and head to a whole new world. Our recommendations.Relax at Ibiza resortIBIZA club Address: Merlin Greens, Village Kirparampur (Police Station- Bishnupur), Diamond Harbour Road South 24 Parganas- 743503, Telephone number-9836801457 (Biplab)The 12-acre Lifestyle Country Club, IBIZA at Merlin Greens on Kriparampur, South 24 Parganas, is an ideal retreat within Bengal. Just 22 km from the heart of Kolkata you can reach here within an hour by road. A favoured destination for corporate banquets and weddings, it’s also perfect for a weekend getaway. With a plan to start 25 to 30 cottage-style units with open areas adjoining every room, IBIZA is aiming to become a luxury resort.One can just enjoy an idyllic break while at IBIZA. You can lounge about the open green spaces, take a dip in the swimming pool or rejuvenate your tired mind and body at the spa which is equipped with gym, steam and sauna. Do not forget to enjoy the private open spaces adjoining the spa for a slice of peace, privacy and tranquillity.There are designated children play areas with activity centres and library space to ensure the kids enjoy as you unwind by the open poolside bar. The resort’s added attractions are the wide range of outdoor activities such as lawn tennis, boating, golf and rock-climbing.A stay at any of the rooms in this place would cost anything between Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000 plus taxes. This would include breakfast and a host of other facilities like swimming pool, boating, badminton, table tennis and basketball.advertisementRejuvenate at Ffort RaichakThe Ffort Raichak Address: The Ffort Raichak, Sarisa, 24 Parganas (South), West Bengal. Telephone: 913174275444Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, drive to Raichak, just an hour-and-a-half drive from Kolkata. The perfect destination for an outing with family on a sunny winter morning, it is located on the east bank of river Hoogly. To make the best of your stay here, head to The Ffort Raichak, a versatile leisure destination to unwind. Just as you step into the fort, guests are offered a cool traditional welcome drink.If you want to relax after the drive, it would be best to head straight to Anaya Spa for a rejuvenating massage. After half-an-hour of pure bliss with essential oils, the stress buster treatment can be followed by lunch at Reflections, the 24-hour dining restaurant. And post-lunch, there are many options. You can a stroll around the landscaped greenery or just laze around, lounge at the sports bar cum-discotheque.There can be arrangements for a boat ride on the river or a short swim in the pool. Enjoy all this for Rs 1,599 per person.The Vedic Village is perfect for a weekendThe Vedic villageAddress: The Vedic Village, Resort, Shikharpur, P.O – Bagu – Rajarhat – Kolkata – 700135: Landmark – Lauhati; 033 3987 7650.Contact No: + 91 9874 365 365; Call: +91 9830820448Almost 13.5 km from the airport and around 28 km from Science City, Kolkata, The Vedic Village located in the country is ideal for those for whom relaxation means a wonderful massage session.You can begin your break with Ayurvedamritha, their signature therapy comprising 90 minutes of massage with a medicated oil. The massage improves blood circulation which keeps the body warm, along with the traditional shirodhara that provides deep relaxation. In the natural wellness section, experts recommend Vedic glow, the therapy which uses aroma oils best suited for the winter season. A 100-minute massage helps improve skin tone. After this, honey is used to polish the body, and spiriluna and pure aloe vera are used for followup facial and hair treatments.Tariffs of the packages are decided after consultation.last_img read more


We’re lucky to have Fletcher says Laxman

first_imgIt has just been a few weeks since Duncan Fletcher took over as India’s coach but senior batsman VVS Laxman says the team is already bowled over by his knowledge of the game and feels lucky to have him on board.”We are very lucky to have someone like Duncan with us because he is a very experienced and very mature person. I feel I can learn from him. There is always scope for improvement and having discussions with someone like Duncan can only make you a better cricketer,” Laxman said.”I talked with him a lot in the West Indies, especially about technique, and I found him really knowledgeable in that respect,” he added.The veteran batsman said his own experience of working with the 62-year old has been excellent and he has come to admire the former England coach’s knowledge of the game.”It has been brilliant working with Duncan.The time we spent with him in West Indies was very encouraging and you know from just talking to him that he has such a deep knowledge of the game,” he said.”The Lord’s Test is going to be Fletcher’s 100th as a coach, which is a great achievement in itself, and he will be the first coach to achieve it,” Laxman said of the coach who took over from South African Gary Kirsten.The four-Test series against England starting July 21 is being touted as India’s first big challenge since becoming the world number one Test team, but Laxman said his side has got nothing to prove.advertisement”We don’t see it as being about proving ourselves the top nation. We just want to concentrate on winning each and every Test match, rather than thinking about number games and rankings.”It is going to be a highly challenging series for us without a doubt, because England has a very good side. They have a very formidable and balanced bowling attack with some real match winners.”But I firmly believe that if we play to our potential we can beat any side in world cricket,” he added.”We are looking forward to playing to our strengths and continuing the good work we have done in recent years. We will concentrate fully on our own performances and preparation and if we do that we can definitely do well here.”With inputs from PTIlast_img read more


PSSBC record: Bullpups bury UL five by 90 points

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. IronCon Builders owner Jimi Lim, Rain or Shine team manager Edison Oribiana and two-time PBA MVP James Yap (sixth to eight from left) join players from National U and University of Luzon-Dagupan at the PSSBC-ROS Cup on Sunday at SGS gym in Quezon City.National University showed its might with a 90-point demolition of University of Luzon while comebacking Xavier School eliminated reigning NCAA titlist Mapua  in the Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship (PSSBC) Rain or Shine Cup on Sunday at SGS gym in Quezon City.The Bullpups overpowered the Golden Doves of Dagupan City, 124-34, in Group A action, a follow-up to their 78-62 stunner over reigning UAAP titlist Ateneo Eaglets the day before.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next And the Bullpups did it without Batang Gilas’ 6-foot-7 center Carl Tamayo who was allowed to rest following his stellar performance against Ateneo’s Kai Sotto.With the rest of the team’s stars being used sparingly, Harold Alarcon and Renzo Abiera took the opportunity to shine, scoring 22 points each in leading the Bullpups to the biggest winning margin since the PSSBC was established seven years ago by eight Filipino-Chinese businessmen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Fun couple Kiefer Ravena, Alyssa Valdez win charity beach volleyball game LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more


BMW India comes to Chennai for Experience Tour 2014

first_imgBMW Experience Tour 2014 The BMW Experience Tour 2014 is covering several cities across India, with an aim of showcasing its vast product range. From September 4-7, the team is in Chennai, which is incidentally the seventh city to host BMW India’s 12 city tour. The event is being held at the Madras Motor Sports Race Track, located in Irungattukottai, Chennai.The objective behind this tour is to get BMW India’s entire range of sedans and Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to lap a specially designed test course. Speaking about this initiative, Philipp von Sahr, President of BMW Group India said, “With this unique initiative, we wish to take a step closer to our customers, bring many more customers to the BMW fold and make them experience true Sheer Driving Pleasure.”So far, the BMW Experience Tour 2014 has already covered Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Chandigarh,. From Chennai, it continues down south, to the cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kochi, from where the team will move towards Lucknow and Kolkata. The event will  provide customers an opportunity to test drive vehicles and interact with product experts.Separate sessions will be held by the company for sedans and SUVs. Customers will get to drive the BMW 1-series, 3-series, 5-series and the 7-series, as well as put these vehicles through a series of braking, slalom, corner braking and fast lap exercises. Similarly, the SUVs X3, X5 and X6 will be driven on ramps and other obstacles like articulation humps, steep hills and inclines.In addition, the Experience Tour will also provide customers the opportunity to experience BMW’s M range of performance cars, all under the guidance of expert trainers.advertisementlast_img read more


Pasig Grindhouse books Fiba World Tour ticket after ruling Chooks to Go 3×3

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments LATEST STORIES McGee, Caruso, Rondo push Lakers past Pelicans, 130-102 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s attributed to our hardwork. Since we first lost in this league, that really left a bad taste on our mouths. We’re driven every week to push ourselves to get better,” said Munzon, who was named the tournament’s best player.Both Pasig Grindhouse and 1Bataan will represent the country in the coming Chooks-to-Go Asia Pacific 3×3 Super Quest on April 6-7 where two more tickets to the 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Tour Doha are at stake.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Google Philippines names new country director Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MANILA, Philippines—Pasig Grindhouse booked a slot to the 2019 Fiba World Tour Doha Masters after ruling the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s CupADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants The Kings, who will represent the Philippines in Qatar on April 18 and 19, amassed a maximum 360 points throughout the five legs of the inaugural tournament.They withstood San Juan Knights-Go for Gold, 19-18, to assure themselves of the World Tour berth before dominating rival 1Bataan, 19-7, to claim the championship Sunday at SM Fairview Events Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“There’s a lot riding on it for me and it’s bigger than basketball,” said Taylor Statham.Along with the chance to don Philippine colors, Statham, Jonathan Munzon, Dylan Ababou, and Troy Rike also took home the cool P1 million grand prize. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more


Harley-Davidson launches 2016 Dark Custom line-up at Rs 4.52 lakh

first_imgHarley-Davidson India today introduced its all new model lineup that delivers more performance, more style and more features across its product lines. The new offerings feature great new products for existing customers and those who dream of riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.The all new Harley-Davidson product lineup includes: An entirely refreshed Iron 883 and Forty-Eight priced at INR 7,37,000(Ex-showroom Delhi) and INR 9,12,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi) respectivelySignificant updates to the Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcyclepriced at INR 4,52,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi)Return of the Road King priced at INR 25,00,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi)An updated Heritage Softail Classic priced at INR16,60,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi)The High Output Twin Cam 103 engine in all Softail motorcyclesNew MotorClothes, including many for the Black Label CollectionTons of new P&A for customers to personalize theall new motorcycles”This year, Harley-Davidson has introduced its refreshed Dark Custom models with the new Iron 883, Forty-Eight and carried out customer-led improvements in the Street750 motorcycle that offer an authentic, affordable experience to a new generation of riders in India. Keeping up with our customer’s demands, we have also added more power to our range with the return of the Road King and engine upgrades throughout the ranges of the Softailmaking it our most powerful lineup of cruiser models ever.” said Pallavi Singh, Director Marketing, Harley-Davidson India. Harley-Davidson Iron 883Harley-Davidson Iron 883: Bare-knuckle minimalism and garage-built style featuring bullet design detailing, straight cut mufflers, a low drag-style handlebar, front fork gaiters, chopped rear fender and a solo tuck and roll seat. All new adjustable rear shocks and front cartridge forks provide stability and comfort. The Iron 883is a nimble urban machine that kicks asphalt and is now also available in Black Denim colour.advertisementHarley-Davidson Forty-EightHarley-Davidson Forty-Eight: With itsbulldog stance, fat front tire and narrow profile, the Forty-Eight exudesbare-boned attitude. This year, new seat, mag wheels,and wider 49mm forks and adjustable rear suspension provide an even more muscular, comfortable ride. The iconic 2.1 gallon peanut tank sports ’70s inspired graphics and floating brake rotors and blacked out slotted exhaust add to the fresh new look. It is now also available in Velocity Red Sunglocolour.Harley-Davidson Street 750Harley-Davidson Street 750: With suspension tuned for quick handling in any urban environmentand its responsive liquid-cooled Revolution X V-Twin engine, the Street 750 mates rebellious Dark Custom style with the attitude of the street. Customer-led enhancements include new front and rear braking systems and improved wire loom routing. The Street 750 is now also available in Superior Blue colour.Harley-Davidson Road KingHarley-Davidson Road King: The Road King motorcycle represents Custom Touring at its finest and most affordable. While it may look like a boulevard cruiser, the model is fully equipped for long-distance touring with all the essentials required for a cross-country adventure.Heritage Softail ClassicHeritage Softail Classic: The Heritage Softail Classic model is refreshed with new saddlebags, standard cruise control and the High Output Twin Cam 103 engine to enhance the style and performance of one of H-D’s most popular touring models.Visit Harley Davidson’s website to see all 2016 Harley-Davidson models and to find a local authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.last_img read more