Pradera continues to dominate PAL field

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  CEBU – Talk about going for the kill.Pradera Verde, even with its biggest gun resting, cracked par for the second straight day on Wednesday and is now on the verge of slaughtering the PAL Ladies Interclub Championship division field over a Cebu Country Club layout here that has been at the mercy of Lubao-based squad’s young roster.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NU fights off UST, improves to 2-1 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:10PNP-HPG to field 695 personnel to secure ‘Undas’05:18After the Typhoon Part 201:37Protesters 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 Saso, the 16-year-old former Philippine Team mainstay, birdied all the four par-5s in the opening round as she maximized her length off the tees to conquer the 5,100-yard layout.The Filipino-Japanese will also be looking to put the individual championship in the bag, and she would most likely have to do it at the expense of teammate Effendi and Constantino.Constantino came out for the second straight day and has a total of 109 points, one-under for two days.Meanwhile, Rita Horan fired 49, Christine Popp shot 42 and Jocelyn Garcia 39 as Alabang wrested the Founder’s Division lead with a second day 129 for 255, two points ahead of Manila Southwoods-Legends. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Indonesian Michela Effendi fired a three-under-par 69 worth 57 points, Harmie Constantino chipped in with 56 and Kristine Torralba accounted for 53 as Pradera pooled a second round 166 for 331, the highest ever two-round score recorded in the event’s 12-year history.READ: Newcomer Pradera leaves PAL field gaspingFEATURED 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 shutoutBreaking par for the second straight day has also never happened before, and taking the brunt of that was reigning six-time champion Manila Southwoods-Masters, which could only come up with 153 to be 34 points behind.And unless Pradera fails to come to the venue to play the third and fourth rounds, it’s all over but the shouting as the rookie squad announced its coming in style and will dethrone SW-Masters in the most convincing way in the next two days. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Cebu CC fired 133 points for 273, 24 points behind SW-Masters.Bernice Ilas shot 53 points, Mika Fortuna contributed 52 and Sofia Chabon never got going and accounted for just 48 as SW-Masters sputtered for the second straight round.Coach Norman Sto. Domingo, despite the big lead, is not about to take it easy as he bared that he will have the talented Yuka Saso leading his third round crew to do the mop-up job this early.Saso played in the first round on Tuesday and fired 59 points. She will lead a team that will debut 13-year-old Annika Pineda-Cayabyab.“We will go all out and try and extend our lead,” Domingo said after watching his last player hole out on the difficult 18th hole of the age-old layout. “We would want to get this done early so that the players can relax on Friday (in the final round).”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Astros start fast, top Dodgers for 2-1 World Series lead

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa and George Springer celebrate Game 3 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 5-3 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — A perfect fit in their own place, the Houston Astros are halfway home.George Springer and the Astros broke out the bats early this time and kept up their big run at Minute Maid Park in October, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night for a 2-1 lead in the World Series.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort McCullers left in the sixth as Los Angeles scored twice to cut into a 5-1 deficit. Peacock followed, and shouldered the load for a shaky bullpen by posting his first save in 11 years of pro ball. The right-hander was nearly perfect, walking one and striking out four.“It was awesome,” said Peacock, who made 21 starts and 13 relief appearances during the regular season. “I’ve never experienced anything like that in my life.”Coupled with four shutout innings from McCullers to finish off the Yankees in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, the unconventional Astros became the first team to have two saves of three-plus innings in one postseason.On a night when a lot went right for Houston, also credit third base coach Gary Pettis, who’s been having quite a postseason. He boldly sent Josh Reddick careening home on a wild throw by reliever Tony Watson for a two-out run in the fifth.The Astros rode the momentum of a thrilling victory Wednesday night in Los Angeles, where Marwin Gonzalez hit a tying homer in the ninth on an 0-2 pitch from star closer Kenley Jansen, and Houston went deep three times in extra innings before hanging on to win 7-6 in 11.Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger almost won that game with a drive that was caught on the warning track in the ninth. He fanned all four times up in Game 3, leaving him 0 for 11 with seven strikeouts in the Series.“I think he’s just in that funk right now where he’s chasing balls out of the strike zone,” Roberts said.This game wasn’t nearly as dramatic, not that the home crowd minded.Fans were revved up from the start when injured Houston Texas defensive end J.J. Watt — who has raised more than $37 million for relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey — wobbled out to the mound on crutches to throw the first ball.Soon, it was time for the Houston hitters to take over. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next LATEST STORIES Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Coming off a dramatic rally to win Game 2 at Dodger Stadium, the Astros improved to 7-0 at home this postseason. Jose Altuve & Co. have dominated, too, outscoring the Red Sox, Yankees and Dodgers 36-10 in that span.“We’re very comfortable here,” Hinch said.Springer lined a leadoff double in the first and the Astros went on to win a home game for the first time in the World Series. They were swept by the White Sox in 2005, and this win left them two victories from a most elusive championship.Game 4 will be Saturday night when Charlie Morton starts for Houston. Left-hander Alex Wood pitches for the Dodgers, facing a lineup that has put at least one runner on in 14 straight innings.“Obviously, this crowd is into it. Very educated, very enthusiastic,” Dodgers manager Dave Robert said. “They’ve got some confidence over there, that team.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Green, Beal ejected after fight during Wizards-Warriors game View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Gurriel homered into the Crawford Boxes in left to begin the second — he became the 13th hitter already to homer in this Series. Reddick followed with a double and Evan Gattis, the designated hitter with the game in an American League park, drew a walk.Gonzalez launched a drive off the wall in left and wound up with an RBI single when Gattis held at second, seeing if the ball would be caught. Brian McCann singled home another run with one of his three hits, and Alex Bregman’s sacrifice fly made it 4-0.When Altuve doubled, Darvish was done after 1 2/3 innings. He threw 49 pitches and the Astros swung and missed only once.Darvish had done well at Minute Maid, going 4-1. That included a 2013 start when he was one out from a perfect game for the Rangers before Gonzalez singled.“The fastball command wasn’t there, and the slider was backing up. So he just really didn’t have the feel and couldn’t get any type of rhythm going,” Roberts said.Last month, Darvish and several Dodgers players wore Houston Strong T-shirts to raise money for hurricane relief. The four-time All-Star who previously played in Texas also contributed to the relief efforts.On Thursday, Darvish kidded that maybe his goodwill would lead to good luck.“Since I made that donation, maybe I can use a ball that doesn’t have much pop in it,” he said through a translator.Nope, didn’t quite work out that way. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The ballpark was booming from the start, with cheers, chants and a train whistle echoing beneath the closed roof. Deep in the heart of football country, a sellout crowd stood much of the evening. And with every Houston batter getting a hit or walk, fans enjoyed the Friday Night Sights.“The energy in the building is second to none,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “It’s loud. They’re loud from the very beginning.”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 shutoutYuli Gurriel homered to begin a four-run burst in the second inning that sent Yu Darvish to the shortest start of his career. Astros curveballer Lance McCullers Jr. wobbled, but protected the lead into the sixth.Brad Peacock rose to the occasion with 3 2/3 innings of hitless relief to put the Astros two wins from their first championship.last_img read more

PSL: Resurgent Cocolife makes it 3 in a row, dumps Foton

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games MOST READ Returning Romeo still re-adjusting to physicality in PBA Milton had 11 points and 15 digs while Salak dished out 19 excellent sets.Former national team mainstay Nene Bautista also gave Cocolife a lift with timely hits. She only scored six points but her last two conversions ended the game.Imports Brooke Kranda and Elizabeth Wendel had 12 points apiece for the Tornadoes (1-2), who suffered their second straight setback.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “This was the first time that you actually saw our teamwork,” said Klisura, who set the PSL record last year with 41 points.“All of the parts worked well and all of the players did their job so that was how we won like all the players did a very good job and that makes me happy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCocolife lost its first two games of the conference but has been a different team as of late with Klisura at the forefront of the team’s resurgence.American import Taylor Milton and savvy setter Tina Salak have also picked it up a notch to provide the Asset Managers another weapon and more stability on the defensive end. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Elizabeth Anne Wendel of Foton vs Sarah Klisura of Cocolife. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOCocolife continued its winning ways after cruising past Foton, 25-19, 25-22, 25-18, in the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Serbian star Sara Klisura scored at will against her former team and finished with 28 points to lead the Asset Managers, who rolled to their third straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicolast_img read more

SMB climbs

first_imgMOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds ANTIPOLO—Rock-solid San Miguel Beer kept a top two finish in sight after scoring a 109-97 decision of Alaska in a Petron Saturday Special game at Ynares Center here.It was the second straight win in a 7-2 card for the Beermen, who would still need to sweep their last two assignments—against Blackwater and GlobalPort—to earn at least a playoff for a twice-to-beat bonus.ADVERTISEMENT Children’s meet draws OSY bets Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Alaska, which took a sixth straight loss in a 4-6 card, is in danger of missing the next round.Idle Star is setting the pace with an 8-2 record, but will lose the No. 1 ranking if the Hotshots fall into a tie with the Beermen at the end of the elimination round on June 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingIn the first game, NLEX goes into a long break with its confidence at a high after posting a second straight win, 116-114, to end its campaign here while dealing Phoenix Petroleum a critical loss.The Road Warriors almost lost a 23-point lead but hung tough in the stretch as they take something positive from a tournament they opened up with nine straight defeats. Phoenix ended its elimination round campaign with a 4-7 record and can get booted out of the playoffs if Alaska and GlobalPort win their final matches.“We just wanted to make a good last impression,” NLEX coach Yeng Guiao said.Meanwhile, Barangay Ginebra shoots for a share of the lead and officially take Meralco out of the race for a top two berth when the Gin Kings and the Bolts collide 6:45 p.m. Sunday also at Ynares Center here.Defending champion Rain or Shine, in the meantime, tries to better its quarterfinal ranking when it slugs it out with TNT KaTropa in the 4:30 p.m. contest.At 5-5, the Painters can qualify in the middle of the pack with a victory.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Timely Tim: Tebow hits first pro walk-off HR for St. Lucie

first_imgIt’s his third home run in 16 Florida State League games following a promotion from Class A Columbia, and his sixth home run in 80 games overall in his first season as a minor leaguer.Tebow has hit safely in 11 straight games and is batting .327 with 10 RBIs with St. Lucie. All three of his home runs with the Mets have gone to the opposite field.“The goal is just to stay behind as many balls as I can. See it, let it get deep. When you stay behind it, it goes the other way,” he said.Tebow’s high shot cleared the fence about 20 feet inside the foul pole, thrilling the 2,667 fans — many of whom arrived early to see the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner in action.The victory capped a doubleheader sweep for the Mets. Minor league teams commonly play two seven-inning games during doubleheaders.ADVERTISEMENT The former NFL quarterback went deep with one out against Cincinnati Reds farmhand Austin Orewiler, smacking a first-pitch fastball over the fence in left field. Tebow was doused with Gatorade and mobbed by teammates when he reached home plate.“It was fun to celebrate with all the guys,” Tebow said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 29-year-old Tebow said it was his first walk-off homer since his junior year at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, near Jacksonville. The former Florida quarterback did not play in his senior year in order to focus on football.“(The high school homer) was for the district championship. That felt pretty good, but this one was special,” Tebow said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Lakers’ Lonzo Ball posts triple-double, this time in Adidascenter_img El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FILE – In this April 6, 2017, file photo, Columbia Fireflies’ Tim Tebow watches his home run in his first at bat on the opening day during a Class A minor league baseball game against the Augusta GreenJackets in Columbia, S.C. Tebow hit the ball well in his first week with the St. Lucie Mets, though his team dropped five of his first six games there. Tebow batted .429 in his first week in the Florida State League, where as expected he’s getting plenty of attention. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida — Tim Tebow seems to have found his stroke since getting back to his home state.Tebow hit the first game-ending home run of his pro baseball career Thursday night, lifting the Class A St. Lucie Mets over the Daytona Tortugas 5-4 in a seven-inning game.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena 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 Gameslast_img read more

Vijender clinches win to enter CWG Quarters

first_imgWorld number one Vijender Singh (75kg) enthralled with a convincing win in just about five minutes to enter the quarterfinals along with Asian silver-medallist Jai Bhagwan (60kg) and Dilbag Singh (69kg) on yet another superb day for the Indians in the boxing competition of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on Friday.The Olympic and World Championship bronze medallist didn’t just bring in commoners to Talkatora, he also pulled in celebrity guests in Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and Olympic silver-medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Rathore as he pummelled Kenya’s Dick Ombaka in less than two rounds to make the last-eight stage where he will take on Namibia’s Elias Nashivela.The 24-year-old Haryana-boxer, who won a gold medal at this year’s Commonwealth Championships, was his usual cautious self to start with but once he got a measure of his opponent’s game, Vijender was simply unstoppable launching a flurry of straight punches and body blows to unsettle Ombaka.”I knew it would be a sell-out turnout for me and when I walked in, it was quite intimidating to see so many people. Mr Rahul Gandhi was there in the audience, so it was obviously very special,” Vijender, who was also watched by CGF CEO Mike Hooper, Organising Committee Secretary General Lalit Bhanot among others, said after the bout.”When so many people have so many expectations from you, you are obviously scared of disappointing them and that feeling does creep in on such big occasions but I am glad that I gave a good account of myself,” he added.advertisementVijender’s imposing frame tilted the bout in his favour against Ombaka, who seemed confused about whether to go on the offensive or wait for the Indian to make the first attack.The crowd-favourite took full advantage of the Kenyan’s lack of strategy and landed some telling straight blows, one of which even downed Ombaka prompting a countout.Barely a minute into the second round and the beating became just too much to take for the African, leaving the referee with no choice but to award the bout to Vijender, bringing the full-to-capacity Talkatora to its feet.”My height was a major advantage. I gauged him in the opening round because it is important to know what your opponent has in mind. I have a tougher bout next up and this win has given me a lot of confidence for that,” he said.last_img read more

Makeover at 50

first_imgModel Krishna Somani showcases alumni Rahul Mishra’s collection at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion WeekIt was during the 1960s that the National Institute of Design (NID) started India’s first post-graduate programmes in product design, visual communication, furniture, textile and ceramic design. And then there has been no looking back. In the,Model Krishna Somani showcases alumni Rahul Mishra’s collection at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion WeekIt was during the 1960s that the National Institute of Design (NID) started India’s first post-graduate programmes in product design, visual communication, furniture, textile and ceramic design. And then there has been no looking back. In the last five decades, NID has produced designers of repute who have risen sharply on the national stage.Says Pradyumna Vyas, Director, NID, “Since its inception, NID has produced designers for various industries, educationists and entrepreneurs who have started design based businesses or boutiques. Designers out of NID are working on town planning, sustainable models, reconstruction after earthquakes and other calamities, promotion of handicrafts and making them sustainable.”Student working on a designVyas says, today, when NID is celebrating its golden jubilee, the scenario for the design industry has changed completely. India is growing as knowledge-based economy and needs designers to spur innovation, productivity, competitiveness and inclusive development. According to him, we do have engineers, managers and accountants but we lack institutes that can produce talented designers. Those who can make user-friendly products and are globally competitive.Keeping pace with the emerging economy, NID has been looking seriously in sectors like lifestyle accessories, fashion and apparel which have become the aspiration among many, also, animation and communications, the sectors which offer good placements and freelancing opportunities to NID-trained designers.Student working on a design”India is well-known as an infotech superpower and our country is a source of human resources for IT companies worldwide. Automobile and transportation design is another need for India’s automotive industry, one of the largest in the world. Toy, ceramic and glass designs, apparel design and merchandising, lifestyle accessory design and communication design are some of the other design sectors experiencing rapid growth in recent years. Design is no longer an elitist term today but is getting more and more acceptability in daily life,” adds Vyas. According to him, there are at least various sectors that offer high growth prospects for designers in the future. For instance, the healthcare industry is expected to sustain 13% growth over the coming years. The growth of this industry will create a market for healthcare designers. They can improve the healthcare delivery, products and interface designs. Also, they can create an environment which is therapeutic and increases staff efficiency.advertisementAlumni Aneeth Arora’s collection at Lakme Fashion WeekAccording to Vipul Vinzuda, coordinator, Transportation and Automobile Design, “One of NID’s greatest strengths is its multidisciplinary approach. Designers get exposure to various disciplines and cross-disciplinary design teams can work together to achieve the common goal. They can also develop accessories and furnishings working with various teams.” Automobile design workshop gives an insight into the aesthetics, form sensitivity, analytical abilities, concepts and concerns in transportation and automobile design. NID students are placed in most of the automobile majors. Recently, three NID students, Gopal Pai, Rajib Kalita and Abhilash Sudhindran, have won three-month internships with Pininfarina-an Italian automobile design firm with clients like Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Rolls Royce-after winning a competition to design a possible successor of the Indian autorickshaw. Shimul Vyas, who heads the Lifestyle Accessories Design (LAD) department agrees that NID offers a strong multidisciplinary edge wherein the students get opportunity to work with a wide spectrum of design categories. “Students of lifestyle accessories, over a period of two years, get exposure to jewellery, bags, luggage, footwear, lighting, furnishings, furniture and interior designs,”says Shimul Vyas. Recently, students from NID showcased their designs at the India International Jewellery Show in Mumbai while theworks of apparel design were appreciated at the Lakme fashion week and Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.Lakme Fashion WeekEarlier national institutions and their works were rarely accessible to the masses, but now NID is making design accessories and other products accessible to as many consumers as possible at a price which is not too hard to the pocket “The NID Employees Credit and Consumer Co-operative Society runs a shop called NIDUS in order to connect the designs developed by faculty and students of NID to the outside world thereby establishing a direct interface with the people. This provides a testing ground for validating the design ideas developed by NID’s team, encourage more people to visit the Institutes public interface areas like Design Gallery and Design Shop. While NID has started evolving to meet the emerging market trends Vyas, feels there is much more that needs to be done. “There are about 250 different industrial, development and service sectors that offer opportunities for designers. Many of them are yet to be explored,” he explains, “with a view to the future, there is scope for green designs to address environmental concerns, universal designs for all segments of society like the physically disabled, senior citizens and children. Design for education and healthcare sectors that will grow neck to neck with the national economy and design for social, ecological and cultural development.”NID is exploring all these options. The institute is also growing ‘from one campus in Ahmedabad to a new postgraduate campus at Gandhinagar. “Design clinic extension centres are being set up for design and development support to cottage, small and medium industries and individual artisans in north eastern India. In the coming years, we hope to have more campuses across India,” adds Vyas.  Top shotsArun Khanna, Founder, cadability.com After studying in NID, he pursued computer graphics and multimedia as a career in Australia. He is one of Australia’s reputed multimedia designers and has won the 1995 AIMIA award for production and design excellence. Cadability was established in 1990 by Arun Khanna and Trevor George as a specialist and design excellence. Cadability was established in 1990 by Arun Khanna and Trevor George as a specialist with focus on video broadcasting. The team at Cadability has been involved with sporting multimedia content since the middle of 1995 and has developed a strong base of systems and solutions created on nine of the most followed sports in Australia and seven of the most followed sports globally.Umesh Shukla, CEO, Auryn incAfter studying animation design at NID, Umesh Shukla worked in Singapore and Sydney in animation and special effects for diverse clients. In the mid-1990s, he moved to America where he worked for Hollywood studios, including Walt Disney Feature Animation, DreamWorks Feature Animation, Digital Domain and was a prominent member of the Academy Award winning team (Outstanding Visual Effects) for the movie Titanic where he was responsible for recreating people digitally in more than 100 scenes.Kavina Mehta, Sr. Interaction designer, trexglobal.comShe did her post graduation in Visual Communication Design with Specialization Interaction/Interface Design in 2005. She has worked in the USA in diverse media and design categories-websites, online (SaaS) financial applications UI, web and desktop applications and advertising.Uday Dandavate, CEO, SonicrimHe heads a multidisciplinary team which comprises professionals from the fields of industrial design, market research, psychology, anthropology, information design, and sociology. SonicRim’s clients range from Fortune-500 companies to start-ups and venture capitalists looking for consumer insights to drive the innovation of products, brands and marketing messages.advertisementlast_img read more

Yusuf Pathan can play crucial role for India in WC: Kapil

first_imgThe Indian batting order may be filled with explosive players who can take the game away from the opposition, but 1983 World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev feels all-rounder Yusuf Pathan’s role in the lower-middle order could swing the team’s fortunes in the mega event.Kapil Dev”(Yusuf) Pathan can turn the game around for India coming at 6-7. He has the capability to win matches from losing situations,” the legendary all-rounder said when asked about the one player who can turn the tide in the February 19-April 2 tournament.”As long as he is at the crease, the opposition cannot breathe easy,” he said at a promotional event for Idea Cellular in MMumbai.On whether Pathan should bat up the order, Kapil said, “After the advent of Twenty 20 cricket, there is no specific number for a batsman. It (T20) has changed the game.-With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Mumbai eager to get back on track against struggling Deccan

first_imgMumbai Indians would look to excel in home conditions and get the better of bottom-placed Deccan Chargers in an Indian Premier League clash at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.After the 76-run defeat to Kings XI Punjab at Mohali, Sachin Tendulkar-led Mumbai would be eager to get their act together and return to winning ways. Mumbai have 16 points, the same as Chennai Super Kings but a better net runrate has pushed the defending champions to the top spot after the victory over Delhi Daredevils.However, Mumbai have a match in hand and if they win their last three games, they would finish on top of the points table.The return to the Wankhede would be welcomed by the freestroking Mumbai batting line- up out of which only four reached double figures against Punjab.But in home conditions, they have excelled with Tendulkar himself leading the way.The champion batsman has 371 runs under his belt from 11 games this season.Ambati Rayudu ( 362 runs) and Rohit Sharma ( 287) have been impressive with the bat and ideal foils to Tendulkar, but the overseas players including big hitters Kieron Pollard ( 78 runs from 11 games) and Andrew Symonds ( 127 from 9) have been huge let- downs.The bowling has been spot- on for the most part with Lasith Malinga starring with a haul of 26 wickets.He has been well supported by Munaf Patel, who picked up a five- wicket haul against Punjab and off- spinner Harbhajan Singh ( 12).While Mumbai have come up with consistent displays at home, the Chargers’ batting has misfired with only skipper Kumar Sangakkara ( 306 runs from 11 games) showing some consistency.advertisementThe other foreign recruits – JP Duminy, Cameron White and Dan Christian have not showed yet they were worth the amount paid for at the auctions.The bowling has been the Chargers’ strength with the speed duo of Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma leading the way. Amit Mishra ( wickets) has done his bit, but Pragyan Ojha and Christian have been less than impressive.last_img read more