Inter mourn title-winning Rivolta

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/ Inter are in mourning after the death of Scudetto-winning defender Alberto Rivolta, the day before his 52nd birthday. He had been suffering from a rare condition affecting the central nervous system for the last 25 years. Rivolta came through the Inter youth academy and made seven senior appearances for the Nerazzurri, including one in Giovanni Trapattoni’s record-breaking side of 1988-89. He was forced to retire due to his illness only two years later, at the age of 25, following a brief spell at Livorno. “FC Internazionale Milano is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Alberto Rivolta,” read a statement. “Born in 1967 in Lissone, Rivolta, a former defender, came through the Nerazzurri’s youth ranks at the beginning of the 1980s and made his debut for the First Team against Como in Serie A on 15 December 1985. “Over the course of his stay at the Club between 1985 and 1987 and then during the 1988-89 season, he made a total of seven appearances. “The most memorable one was no doubt his outing on the penultimate matchday of the ’88-’89 campaign, meaning he became one of the players to feature in that heroic, record-breaking Scudetto-winning side. “The Club, in remembering Rivolta’s courage when fighting his illness, expresses its deepest condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the whole Inter family.”last_img read more

India Today 35 anniversary: Urvashi Butalia on gender equality

first_imgUrvashi ButaliaIt was 35 years ago that a small group of women and a man conspired to hold a press conference to reveal the findings of a landmark study they had just completed. Eminent educationist J.P. Naik encouraged members of the Committee on the Status of Women, to summarise their,Urvashi ButaliaIt was 35 years ago that a small group of women and a man conspired to hold a press conference to reveal the findings of a landmark study they had just completed. Eminent educationist J.P. Naik encouraged members of the Committee on the Status of Women, to summarise their report for the press. Indira Gandhi, the then prime minister, was busy with political problems. Naik knew that if the government got wind of the conclusions of the report, it might never see the light of day. And so it was kept secret and revealed partially to the press and tabled in Parliament.The landmark report, Towards Equality, revealed that women had fared badly in education, workplace conditions and rights since Independence. Together with Shram Shakti, an equally path-breaking report on women in the unorganised sector by Ela Bhat, the documents recommended safeguards for women, changes in law, establishment of statutory bodies and reservation in Parliament.The fifth Five-Year Plan (1974-79) for the first time acknowledged women as actors in development rather than beneficiaries of welfare. The sixth plan (1980-85) had a separate chapter on women. In 1985, the Department of Women and Child Development was brought within the fold of Ministry of Human Resource Development; it later went on to become a full-fledged ministry by 2006. The National Commission for Women was set up in 1992.Legislative action followed. Sex selective abortions were made illegal in 1994. The Supreme Court passed guidelines regarding sexual harassment in 1997 (Vishakha vs the state of Rajasthan case) followed by the Domestic Violence Act of 2005.advertisementActivists agitating for better implementation of labour laws in Delhi.But the measures have proved to be insufficient. A recent report by the National Crime Records Bureau says that there has been a 792 per cent rise in rape cases in the last 40 years! And yet, women have managed to carve a space for themselves. Take the 73rd and 74th amendments for example. The last 20 years have shown that 1.2 million women in elected posts can, and do, make a difference. At the village level, countless women are exercising what has come to be known as ‘gentle power’ and are making contributions for betterment of schools, sanitation and health facilities. These contributions go a long way in creating conditions for removing poverty.Women are now finding themselves in new roles as taxi drivers, petrol pump attendants and sales personnel. They are doing well in glamorous fields like business and finance, films and sports. Given the opportunity, women can overcome the most difficult of odds.The coming decades will decide if we can provide equal space to the fairer sex. If that happens, we will not need to leak data to the press and will have a real success story to tell.last_img read more

At above 14,000 ft, Tamang treks 7 km twice every week to deliver mail from India to China

first_imgYou’ve got mail: Bhim Bahadur Tamang at the borderHistory may have been created with the ancient Silk Route from China being thrown open to trade between the two countries, but for 48-year-old Bhim Bahadur Tamang life remains just the same.Even on D-day as it rains and the chill sets in,You’ve got mail: Bhim Bahadur Tamang at the borderHistory may have been created with the ancient Silk Route from China being thrown open to trade between the two countries, but for 48-year-old Bhim Bahadur Tamang life remains just the same.Even on D-day as it rains and the chill sets in with the festive mood unabated and the loudspeakers blaring songs in Mandarin and Punjabi, Tamang, sporting a baseball cap and clutching a small brown plastic package, shuffles about impatiently. He occasionally crinkles his eyes and turns his weather-beaten face towards a barbed-wire fence looking into the mist. He is with India Post but, he’s no ordinary postman.Sikkim”Come rain or snow, my job is to deliver mail,” he says. At Nathu La pass, wedged at a height of 14,400 ft in the Himalayas, there is plenty of both. When it rains, it freezes. When it snows, it feels as if your head is stuck in an icebox. But for Tamang it’s always business as usual.At 9 a.m. every Monday and Thursday, an Indian Army soldier unhooks a piece of barbed-wire on the border. Tamang walks the 250-metre distance over a grassy knoll to the Chinese outpost where he signs a register and hands over the mail from India to China. It is the entire mail from the country, averaging around 40-50 letters. He gets to spend exactly three minutes on Chinese soil.Communication is brief and is mostly a friendly nod and an exchange of “Tashi delek” (Tibetan greeting) and “Nihow” (Chinese for how do you do) and then it is a 7 km downhill trek back home to his wife and two children in Sherethang village.advertisementFor four decades, 44 years to be precise, this has been the only exchange between the two sides. However, with border trade opening up now, things are likely to change. But Tamang is too busy to take in such historical milestones. What he does tell you with a tinge of envy is that his counterpart in China, smartly attired “in a uniform with stars on it” drives up to the post in a motorcycle.Tamang has no uniform to boast of and could pass off as just another local on foot. With the advent of telephones and the Internet his mailpacket has thinned considerably over the years. A satchel has turned into a hand-held packet, sealed and sent to him from New Delhi.”Some day his mailbag might disappear altogether,” a soldier at the post observes. A day without mail? Unthinkable, for this high-altitude postman.last_img read more

Suresh Raina demands better sports facilities from Akhilesh Yadav

first_imgIndian cricketer Suresh Raina.Indian cricketer Suresh Raina met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday and demanded better sports facilities in the state.Raina congratulated Akhilesh for the sweeping mandate the Samajwadi Party (SP) got in the recent state assembly elections.In the brief meeting, the cricketer requested the chief minister to encourage local sportsmen and to improve sports facilities and infrastructure.last_img

Falcons edge Bulldogs for 2-2 record

first_imgTrump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Adamson had four players scoring in double digits, and that was the kind of production head coach Franz Pumaren envisioned his team would have coming into the season. “What I saw right now was the team that I envisioned at the start of the season wherein each and everyone will contribute one way or the other,” said Pumaren.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 openingPapi Sarr led Adamson with a 19-point, 13-rebound double-double while Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jonathan Espeleta had 13 points apiece.Jerie Pingoy filled the stat sheets with 12 points, five assists, and six steals for the Falcons. No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Pumaren on UE’s 0-4 start: ‘We need everyone to contribute’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Kurt Lojera scored his lone field goal of the game on a pull-up jumper to give Adamson a 10-point lead, 76-66, while Sarr and Sean Manganti scored five straight points for an 81-69 buffer with 2:40 left as the Falcons kept the Bulldogs at bay.Jayjay Alejandro was the lone offensive bright spot for NU as he finished with 25 points, on 10-of-20 shooting, with seven rebounds. 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans FILE PHOTO – Adamson center Papi Sarr during the Falcons’ game against the La Salle Green Archers. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University evened its record in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament tripping National University, 83-76, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Soaring Falcons improved to 2-2 tying the Bulldogs at the fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Desiderio struggles, praises ‘great defender’ Dennison in UP loss to FEU

first_imgNo more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors “And I’m not really surprised that he’s been scoring a lot lately because he’s really a great basketball player.” 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 Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Falcons soar to 3rd win, dump Red Warriors ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims FEU’s Ron Dennison shoots over UP’s Paul Desiderio during their game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament. The Tamaraws won, 78-59. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPaul Desiderio and Ron Dennison have a long history together.The two were teammates in University of Visayas and entered the UAAP in Season 76 and have crossed paths ever since.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges View comments Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups READ: Familiarity helps Dennison stop DesiderioDennison was also effecting on the offensive end with16 points, seven rebounds, and three assists.Dennison made a name for himself as a gritty defender but Desiderio wasn’t surprised with how the FEU guard excelled on both ends of the floor.Dennison averaged just 2.1 points a game in his first four years in the league, but he has proven this season he can be lethal on offense as well as one of the team’s primary scoring options.“Ron really is a great defender since high school, he knew every single one of my moves. I really struggled against him,” said Desiderio.ADVERTISEMENT But their duel has been one-sided and the trend continued on Sunday when Dennison led Far Eastern University, 78-57, over Desiderio’s University of the Philippines in the first round of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.READ: FEU rolls to 3rd straight win, routs UPFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDesiderio, who was averaging 21 points a game heading into the matchup, ran into Dennison and FEU and he had little to show with only nine points on 4-of-12 shooting from the field.“I was expecting Dennison to come out like that,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “He knew everything that I was going to do, and I really struggled on offense.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Kamworor holds off fellow Kenyan Kipsang to win NYC Marathon

first_imgMRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Runners move along 4th Avenue in the Brooklyn borough of New York during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon, holding off countryman Wilson Kipsang by three seconds for his first major victory.Kamworor ran the race in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 53 seconds. He and Kipsang embraced just past the finish line to huge cheers.ADVERTISEMENT Aussie coach, Reyes, Baldwin headline coaches convention Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 Malditas save PH from shutout Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ American running great and 2009 New York winner Meb Keflezighi completed his 26th and final marathon, collapsing as he crossed the finish.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 After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytaylast_img read more

Justin Brownlee gets Ginebra love in Alab debut

first_imgPH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Playing for Alapag a ‘blessing’ for Balkman LATEST STORIES Brownlee, who steered the Gin Kings to two PBA Governors’ Cup crowns, first hit two straight triples and dished to the open Renaldo Balkman for a soft flush to cap off the run.And playing alongside Balkman, who wasn’t just a PBA import but also an NBA veteran, was an opportunity Brownlee relished in his first game with Alab.“It was a great opportunity and an honor to be able to play for a guy like him,” said Brownlee of the former New York Knick. “He’s an intelligent player and playing with somebody like that with a lot of knowledge in basketball, and also a great guy, it’s a blessing for me and my career. I’ll definitely take advantage of that.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PHcenter_img BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais In a packed Filoil Flying V Centre, Brownlee was once again under the shower of the most famous chant in PBA history as he led Alab Pilipinas to a 90-79 win over Westports Malaysia in his first game in the ASEAN Basketball League.The “Gi-ne-bra!” chants echoed throughout the stadium especially when Brownlee had a hand in all of Alab’s eight points in its 8-0 run to end the third quarter at 68-63.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“That was very special, I know I’m here in Alab, this is a great team, a great organization and a great company, and everything,” said Brownlee who finished with 29 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists.“It’s always going to feel great to hear that chant no matter where I am.” Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim He may not be playing for Barangay Ginebra on Wednesday, but wherever Justin Bronwlee goes, the chants follow.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Dutertelast_img read more