first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Nicolò Zaniolo and Jordan Veretout gave Roma a precious victory, despite Alex Meret saving an Aleksandar Kolarov penalty and Napoli rattling the woodwork. Click here for the full match report. OR Follow all the action as it happens from this game, Bologna-Inter and Torino-Juventus on the LIVEBLOG.last_img

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ SPAL boss Leonardo Semplici says striker Andrea Petagna should stay another year at the Ferrara-based club before seeking a move, amid Inter speculation. Inter have been recently linked with the former Milan and Atalanta striker, and Semplici believes another year with SPAL would be the best option for his career. “Inter’s interest is pleasing. It means that the player is doing great things. I believe that Andrea should stay another year here in Ferrara, confirming the good things he did last season. Then he can take off for a bigger club,” Semplici told Sky Sport Italia. SPAL sit second from bottom in Serie A, having won just twice in 12 games, but Semplici believes that it’s up to him and the players to get themselves out of the relegation zone. “The table doesn’t make for reassuring reading and the games against Sampdoria and Udinese didn’t go as we would’ve liked. We threw away points at the end of both games, and we could’ve been higher in the table. We need to improve. The club did well on the transfer market [last summer], now it’s up to us.” SPAL play Genoa at home after the international break.last_img read more

first_imgAfter Afghanistan’s 0-4 loss to India in the final of the SAFF Championship, their coach Mohammad Yusuf Kargar alleged that referee Sukhbir Singh, from Singapore, was biased towards the Indian team.He went to the extent of saying that it might have something to do with his religious background.”India played well but I have to say that the referee was partial to them. I don’t know whether he is a Sikh or a Hindu but he supported them (India),” he said.”We shall write to AFC (Asian Football Confederation) on the incident and ask how such a young and inexperienced referee was appointed to officiate in the final. His judgment cost us the game.”The referee was appointed by match commissioner Abdur Razzak from Bahrain.After the match remained goalless till the 63rd minute, India’s striker Jeje Lalpekhlua was tripped in the box by Afghan defender Faisal Safa, for which India was awarded a penalty.But Afghanistan’s captain Hameedullah Yousufzari was not happy with the decision and pushed the referee for which he was sent off.Playing with just 10 men, Afghanistan conceded four goals in the last 20 minutes as India retained the title.”After the red card, our team morale was shattered. We played well in the first half but after that our game became disorganised,” Kargar said.This is the first time that Afghanistan had entered the SAFF Championship final and their performances had impressed everybody.India coach Savio Medeira, however, said that the referee was not partial to the home team.advertisement”I don’t think the referee was partial, maybe the red card was harsh on Afghanistan. They started well, but the goalkeeper should have kept his cool,” he said.India captain Climax Lawrence also agreed with Medeira. “The player pushed the referee and that is an offence,” he said.Medeira said it was special for him to win the title as a coach. “This is a very special day for me as now I have won the SAFF Championship both as a player and a coach,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgRod community elders at the memorial built in 1992 to mark the field where the 3rd battle of Panipat was fought in 1761.For over two centuries now, a question that has defied an answer has been: what became of the Maratha soldiers who disappeared on January 14, 1761, after the,Rod community elders at the memorial built in 1992 to mark the field where the 3rd battle of Panipat was fought in 1761.For over two centuries now, a question that has defied an answer has been: what became of the Maratha soldiers who disappeared on January 14, 1761, after the third battle of Panipat? On the 250th anniversary of the great battle, there is finally an answer.Research conducted over eight years by Vasantrao More, 79, a well-known historian attached to Kolhapur University, and Virendra Singh Varma, 64, a former Haryana bureaucrat and president of the Maratha Jagruti Manch, has uncovered evidence to prove that the six lakh-strong Rod community, spread across 230 villages around Panipat, has descended from the 500-odd Maratha soldiers who hid in jungles around Panipat after being scattered by Afghan Ahmad Shah Abdali’s forces. The team spent over Rs 15 lakh on the study and was funded mainly by the Manch, a Karnal-based NGO.NareshNARESH KHOKHARE, 36A FARMER AT JHANJHARI VILLAGEIN HARYANA’S KARNAL DISTRICT”The Rods are the onlyones in the area today toretain their love for horseslike the Marathas.”More than 50,000 Maratha soldiers were slain in the battle. Amongst those killed were Sadashivrao Bhau and Vishwasrao, Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao’s son, along with Maratha commanders Jankoji and Tukoji Scindia of the Gwalior royal family and Yashwantrao Pawar of the Dewas family. The gallant Muslim commander of the Maratha artillery, Ibrahim Khan Gardi, came in for a particularly gory end at the hands of the invading Afghans for aligning with Hindus in battle.Says Varma, who first started the investigation into the origin of the Rods a decade ago, “Right from the Marathi words in our Hindi dialect, the style of our old havelis, our love of horses to our surnames and typical customs-they all prove that we are descendants of the lost Maratha soldiers of Panipat. The revelation has filled the entire community with nostalgia and pride.”advertisementAdds More, author of The History of Rod Marathas of Panipat Battle, published by Shivsangram Prakashan, Kolhapur, “Research to locate the lost Maratha soldiers of Panipat by the Peshwas and later by scholars of Punjab University failed because none came across the Rod community. Over 80 per cent of Rod surnames match those of Marathas. As do many customs and words in their dialect.”Says eminent Maharashtra historian Jaisinghrao Pawar who has written many books on Maratha history, “The research done by More is outstanding. The conclusions he has drawn are based on an in-depth study of the social, cultural and economic life of the Rods. It proves that the Rods are indeed descendants of the lost Maratha survivors of Panipat.”The matching of surnames is uncanny. The Rods have surnames like Pawar, Chavan, Bhosle, Sawant, Memane, Dudhane, Khokhre, Khasbare, Ghole, Dhabade, Bodle, Jhondhle, Shelar, Batane, to name a few. Many words in their language are typically Marathi. They call puran poli, a Maharashtrian sweet roti, poli. They refer to a rupee as hon, which was what Chhatrapati Shivaji’s currency was called. They stand out in Haryana for eating dal and rice at night, a common practice among villagers in Maharashtra even today.Lakhpat Singh ThardakLAKHPAT SINGHTHARDAK, 80FARMER FROM PANODIVILLAGE IN KARNALDISTRICT OF HARYANAPhotographs by VIKRAM SHARMA/www.indiatodayimages.com”The only difference between thisentrance gate and the gates of thehavelis in Maharashtra is that theirversion is made of black stone whilewe used wood and carved it.”As many of the soldiers in the battle of Panipat were from the Konkan region of Maharashtra, that explains why Rod songs have mention of the sea, unheard of in Haryana. And, interestingly, the Rods assign a prominent role to the maternal uncle in any wedding, similar to the practice in Maharashtra. Though the Rod women dress like other Haryanvis, their style of covering their heads before elders is also akin to women in rural Maharashtra.Says Hari Singh Pawar, 63, a Rod farmer from Kemla village near Karnal in Haryana, “We have no doubt that we are descendants of the Panipat survivors. Till recently, every Rod home had swords and spears and our love for horses was legendary.” Agrees Lakhpat Singh Thardak, 80, who sports a simple white safa and has gold rings in both ears in Maratha fashion, “The Rods are the only ones in the area today to retain their love for horses like the Marathas.”The village had, till recently, a number of Maratha-style havelis. One such old dilapidated haveli can be seen in Jhanjhari village. It has a richly carved rectangular wooden door beneath an arched entrance. Says Naresh Khokhare, 36, a farmer, “The only difference between this entrance gate and the gates of havelis in Maharashtra is that their version is made of black stone while we used wood and carved it.”advertisementA simple, though by no means less conclusive, proof of the Maratha heritage of the Rods is the practice of saying “Chhatrapati ki Jai” (long live Chhatrapati Shivaji ) at the drop of a hat. Says Inderraj Singh Dudhane, 81, of Dadupur Kasa village in Karnal district, “Even when a child sneezed, our mothers would say ‘Chhatrapati ki Jai’.” Adds Abharam Dudhane, 86, sitting beside him, “As in Maharashtra, we give a lot of importance to Bhai Dooj that follows Diwali, compared to Rakshabandhan.”Says Kuldip Singh Bhonsle, a Rod farmer who lives in the Kunjpura fort near Panipat, “That we are descendents of the survivors of Panipat battle has given us a new, proud identity.” While a memorial, built in 1992 by the Haryana government, marks the field where the battle was fought, More and Varma want another one built to the survivors who went on to create a little slice of Maharashtra in the heart of Haryana.last_img read more

first_imgSri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan on Monday stepped down as the captain of the team following his side’s dismal performance in South Africa where they lost both the Test and ODI series.Veteran batsman Mahela Jayawardene is likely to replace him as captain but Sri Lanka Cricket is yet to make any formal announcement.The 35-year-old Dilshan has sent in his resignation from South Africa, where Sri Lanka concluded their tour on Sunday. Sri Lanka lost the three-match Test series 1-2 and five-match ODI series 2-3.Dilshan’s resignation did not come as a surprise as under him Sri Lanka lost away series to England, Pakistan and South Africa while also failing to win against Australia at home. He took over captaincy from Kumar Sangakkara after Sri Lanka’s six-wicket defeat against India in the World Cup final in April last year.Dilshan’s own form with the bat dipped during his captaincy and despite a historic Test win in Durban, Sri Lanka’s first on South African soil, the loss in the Test and ODI series had him under pressure.The continued failure by Sri Lanka prompted the Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage to sack the national selection committee last week and replaced it with a new team.Coach Geoff Marsh, the former Australian opening batsman, was also asked to quit and he was replaced by Graham Ford, who coached South Africa between 1999 and 2002.last_img read more

first_imgMale executives may have had this experience, but a new research has now found that men who are in charge at their jobs are judged more harshly than their female counterparts for their errors. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University in the US found that the harsh judgement of macho-mistakes are more common in for male-dominated fields, like construction work. But female leaders in such fields were judged less harshly, possibly because they are expected to fall short in masculine settings, the researchers said. For their study, published in the Journal of Business and Psychology, the researchers recruited 284 undergraduates who had, on average, almost three years of work experience. They were subjected to read fictional emails that described a male or female leaders behaviour in two strongly gendered fields, nursing and construction. The emails included accounts of errors the leaders had made: task errors, such as mismanaging an order for supplies, and relationship errors, such as losing his or her temper. (The leaders were given stereotypically Caucasian names, Bill or Barbara Smith, to avoid activating effects of ethnicity.) In an online survey, the participants then evaluated the leaders, and indicated their willingness to work for them. Not surprisingly, the surveys revealed that errors matter. “Leaders who made mistakes were viewed as less task-and relationship-competent, desirable to work for and effective than leaders who did not,” lead researcher Christian Thoroughgood was quoted as saying by LiveScience. Gender, too, mattered in their results, the study found. The undergrads judged “Bill Smith” more negatively than “Barbara Smith” when the two were described as construction foremen. But when the errant leaders were identified as head nurses, the undergrads had similar perceptions of both male and female leaders. Since this research was conducted using “paper people” (or fictitious) scenarios, “caution should be given to the generalisability of our findings to cases of leader error in real-world organisations,” the researchers added. advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgWinter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Chicago, United States — A man blinded in the left eye by an errant ball in one of a series of recent baseball stadium injuries is suing Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs.John Loos, 60, was hit in the eye by a foul ball during an August game at the Cubs’ home stadium Wrigley Field, where he was seated close to the game action, according to his attorneys.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups 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 Four teams announced in September that they would extend protective netting, joining 10 others, after a young girl was hit by a foul ball at New York’s Yankee Stadium.A Cubs executive announced in September that safety netting would be expanded at Wrigley as well, according to local media.“We’ve studied… where the balls are heading and obviously, we’ve been pulling the nets further and further,” Chicago TV station WBBM reported Cubs’ business operations chief Crane Kenney as saying.But Loos said MLB should do more to protect fans.“There should be nothing more important than (fan) safety. This is a problem that Major League Baseball has known for decades,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MOST READcenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Gins’ mission: Stop Durham Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Cubs did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors “My eye took a direct hit. It’s not functioning,” Loos told a news conference Monday, after his lawsuit was filed on Friday in a Chicago court.Loos said the high-speed ball destroyed his eye, which may need to be replaced with a prosthetic, and broke five facial bones.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHis injuries have required three surgeries and will require “at least two more,” he said.There have been a series of incidents of fan injuries, leading to calls for more protection for spectators at Major League Baseball (MLB) games. Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse chargeslast_img read more

first_imgAteneo rips NU Allen Durham did practically everything in the endgame for the Bolts, and Reynel Hugnatan stepped up at a time he was most needed as Meralco pulled away in the stretch to chop down the Gin Kings’ once-imposing lead to 2-1.Durham finished with 38 points and 20 rebounds to lead Meralco. He scored 13 in the fourth to keep the Bolts’ championship hopes afloat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingColor developed between coaches Norman Black and Tim Cone when the Ginebra mentor refused to shake Black’s hand after the game, obviously in protest to a Meralco timeout with 38 seconds left and the outcome already beyond doubt.It could be the additional fuel added to the fire for both teams, as Black, when asked to talk about the incident, said: “We all know that he is the all-time leader in (championship) wins and I have never in my life told him how to coach his team. Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco held it together for a change and made the best-of-seven series for the PBA Governors’ Cup championship close again with a 94-81 Game 3 victory over Barangay Ginebra on Wednesday night.And the plot thickened for Friday’s Game 4 as both coaches didn’t shake hands as they exited the Smart Araneta Coliseum court.ADVERTISEMENT Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges 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 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIEScenter_img He finished with 22 points after making just two in the first two games, and earned praise from Black.“Game becomes a lot easier if we make shots,” Black said. “And Reynel did a good job spacing the floor for AD (Durham) by making a lot of three-pointers for us.”Meralco limited Ginebra import Justin Brownlee to just 15 points with a defense that also forced 19 turnovers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “All of a sudden he is telling me how to coach mine.”Cone talked briefly to his players inside the locker room and left the venue without dropping by the press room.The Bolts pounded out the victory despite losing Ranidel de Ocampo early to a calf injury, which Black thinks is so severe that he already announced that the veteran power forward will be out for the rest of the series.“Moving forward, we will go to war with the pieces that we have,” Black said. “It will be tough.”Hugnatan, after averaging just over six minutes in the first two games of the series, took over when De Ocampo limped out and hit 7-for-12 from three-point range to complement Durham’s inside game.ADVERTISEMENT No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James leaves the court after being ejected for a double technical in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 108-97.  AP Photo/Tony DejakSince arriving in the NBA in 2003, LeBron James’ unparalleled greatness has been on full display almost every time he steps foot on the court.Now on his 15th season, the four-time league MVP has been phenomenal for so long that both fans and pundits seem to no longer be as appreciative of his herculean efforts on a nightly basis.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Business as usual? 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’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 After the Cleveland Cavaliers’ horrid start at the beginning of the season, James took it upon himself to gather his troops and bring the team back to its winning ways.With James leading the charge, the team has won 13 straight contests and currently ranks second in the Eastern Conference.Still, James revealed that he’s just getting started and he would eventually shift to an even higher gear come playoff time.“I can play better. But I think right now I’m in a really good groove. But for me every month I get better and better,” he said. “That’s how I’ve been in my career. I get stronger and stronger as the months go on. I just want to continue that.”He added: “I want to continue to get better and better every month. This is December, I’m at 80. January I’ll be at 85, I’ll be at 90 in February, I’ll be at 95 in March and then when playoffs start I’ll be at 100 all the way up hopefully until June. Hopefully I can continue that.” Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Malditas save PH from shutout The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay MOST READ At 32 years of age—with no signs of slowing down anytime soon—James is averaging career highs in field-goal percentage and 3-point percentage this year.But despite his overall production on both ends on the floor, “The King” revealed that he does feel under-appreciated from time to time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I think people have just grown accustomed of what I do and it gets taken for granted at times what I do because I do it so often and it’s been a constant thing for so long,” he told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.“It’s like, ‘Oh, that’s what LeBron’s supposed to do.’ It looks easy, but it’s not.” LATEST STORIES RELATED STORY:LeBron James uses ‘NBA 2K’ to figure out best fit for Cavs lineupSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more