Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR 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 LOOK: Cavs unveil modernized logos for 2017-2018 NBA season BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast READ: Kobe’s first foray into March Madness“Kobe has endless potential and his ceiling is so high,” the mentor said. “He went through some adversity last year and some things that weren’t so good for him. He kept his composure. I’m really proud to have Kobe here.”And that may just be the shot of confidence Paras needs, as he is set to sit out the upcoming season before finally suiting up come the 2018-2019 collegiate season.For now, he’s just glad that Theus still has his full confidence on him.READ: Kobe Paras commits to Cal State Northridge“I’ve been recruited ever since high school and Coach Reggie is still showing he wanted me to be here,” he said.Paras is set to see action for the Philippine team in the upcoming 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France, where he will team up with Jeron Teng, Kiefer Ravena, and JR Quiñahan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After a short stay in UCLA and a year spent in Creighton, Paras is looking for a fresh start back in the West coast.READ: Kobe Paras bids farewell to Creighton, plans transfer FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the second-generation cager shared that he has no regrets with the decisions he made.After the Bruins said that he had failed to meet their academic requirements, Paras went to Omaha, Nebraska, where he took a chance with the Bluejays but played sparingl, averaging 1.3 points in 15 games in his freshman season. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I just took a chance,” he said, as seen in a video of the presser posted on the CSUN. “As a freshman, I expected to play a lot. We had a strong lineup of older guys and (coach Greg McDermott) believed in the older guys. Everything happens for a reason.”READ: Kobe Paras plans to try out for GilasThough it wasn’t the path Paras originally envisioned when he took his act to the United States, he’s staying optimistic as he will now be coached by former NBA star Reggie Theus.“It’s been hard for me the last couple years. I’ve been through a lot of adversity and my head’s still high,” he said.Theus, meanwhile, thinks that Paras is just what the Matadors need going forward. After all, he has previously recruited the 6-foot-6 guard back in his days in Cathedral High School and Middlebrooks Academy.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Kobe Paras. Photo by Cal State Northridge Matadors websiteNow on his third school in two years, Kobe Paras is hoping that Cal State Northridge will finally be the home he has been looking for.“It’s a new beginning and it’s very humbling for me,” the 19-year-old prodigy said as he was formally introduced on Thursday at The Matadome inside the campus.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES
Alaska head coach Alex Compton. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUpon meeting Terrence Romeo on their way out of the hallways of Mall of Asia Arena, Alaska coach Alex Compton couldn’t stop himself from sharing a light moment with the player responsible for his team’s demise in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“Great shot, you jerk,” Compton said with a laugh to the GlobalPort star, who nailed the game-winning 3-pointer with 8.1 seconds remaining to push Batang Pier into the quarterfinals and knock off the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT Compton admits that he’s not prepared for a lengthy vacation, saying that with all due respect to GlobalPort, he expected to be up all night deciphering ways to stop the Ginebra juggernaut in the quarterfinals.“This is strange country for me. I’m not prepared for this. I didn’t prepare to lose. I was prepared to stay all night reviewing the Ginebra stuff. I’m not used to this. It’s not ok,” he said.Unfortunately, Compton’s expectations will not be reality as Alaska now faces a long offseason pondering where things went south.That’s what an eight-game losing streak does to any team. Starting off 4-0 this conference, the Aces seemed to have lost hold of their identity as they bowed out for the first time in nine conferences under the guidance of the American coach.Compton himself observed the dip in Alaska’s defense as it allowed its foes to shoot 44.8-percent from the field, third-worst in the league, while also hauling down a league-worst 44.0 rebounds per outing.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Fearless Romeo saves day for GlobalPort: ‘It was a gutsy move’ MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds “I think defensively, we are near the bottom. We needed a couple of stops late, but GlobalPort made their shots today,” he said. “I think the number one thing is our defense is a bit missing-in-action and in spurts, we’re not the best offensive team in the league.”“We typically play really hard and generate some points off our defense and it wasn’t that it was completely gone, it just was kind of uphill, downhill roller-coaster. To be in this league, you got to be consistent and that’s really my main concern.”With no other choice but to reassess their current state, Compton said little of what to expect from his team going into the 2017 Governors’ Cup.One thing is definite, though, the Aces will look at this offseason with a lot of pressure as they seek rebound from the failed campaigns this past two conferences.“I’m sure we will talk. We don’t lack data or effort in studying film, or the things that are readily obvious for us that I won’t share publicly. We just have to be better,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES GlobalPort won, 107-106, as Alaska missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2012 Governors’ Cup.Compton may have had a little laugh with Romeo but he knows his team’s early exit is no joke.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think we just didn’t get it done and it’s not acceptable,” Compton said. “I’m aware of some factors, but I care not to share them right now.”“Any factors I’d share will be deemed excuses and I don’t believe in excuse-making, so I won’t make excuses. We’re aware of some reason why. The bottomline is we didn’t get it done and it didn’t meet our standards.” View comments 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage “We’re very honored because we’re able to serve the country for 3×3 and we already have this chance for the Jones Cup,” said Ravena on Saturday in the Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 homecoming press conference.READ: Jeron Teng wants to join Gilas poolFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutParas added: “It feels good that coach Chot (Reyes) called us. It’s not everyday that we get a chance to be included in the Gilas pool, so we’re looking at this as our chance to help the country.”Both Ravena and Paras are also hopeful to bring in another 3×3 teammate in the squad with Jeron Teng declaring his intentions to join the pool. LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ “Hopefully, we can bring that experience and the adjustment won’t be hard for both of us. We just need to learn the system because in a span of three weeks, it’s already Jones Cup,” he said. “We want to represent the country again and we know we have to work for that spot. Hopefully, it brings the best out of each other to prepare well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 soaks in the appreciation from the Filipino fans after its campaign in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup. Photo by Fiba.comAfter representing the Philippines in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup, Kiefer Ravena and Kobe Paras now embark on a new challenge as they are set to join the Gilas Pilipinas pool practices on Tuesday.And for the two, nothing can compare to the privilege of being given the rare chance to don the national team colors.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire PH to build on 3×3 World Cup experience “We already represented the country with Jeron, so we know how committed he is,” Ravena said. “Once you’re representing the country, whether is in the youth team or the seniors stage, the commitment doesn’t change. and we know that’s the case with Jeron.”READ: Kobe Paras stars for PH in Day 2 of Fiba 3×3 World CupThe 19-year-old Paras echoed the former King Eagle’s sentiment, saying that he knows how bad his roommate in France wants play again for the country.“We know what we’re doing is not for ourselves but for the nation. We need Jeron’s game in Gilas,” he said.Ravena is also optimistic that the international experience they gained with Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 can be brought to the national team once they join the pool next week.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
If you find snake charmers roaming around the Games Village, don’t be surprised. They are there to trap the snakes which may have come out of their hideouts due to the spread of Yamuna water in the surrounding areas.Recently, some snakes were spotted around the Games Village and it raised alarm among the authorities. Thereafter, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) devised a way to catch them.An official of the veterinary department of the MCD said that due to the high level of Yamuna River, water had reached the embankment behind the Games Village and snakes had come out. “They can be poisonous and we have decided to hire some snake charmers to catch them,” the official said.He added that a few snake charmers had been called to the MCD office. They would be paid Rs 1,000 for every snake caught. They have been told to keep a vigil in the surrounding areas.Snakes are not the only cause of concern for authorities. Fed up with the menace of stray dogs in the Games Village and other venues, the MCD has also launched a drive to nab them. More than 100 stray dogs were rounded up from the areas.Delhi mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney said a drive had been launched by the department concerned to keep snakes and dogs away from the venues and CWG Village.”The MCD is trying its best to control stray animals before the Games. It has worked out a detailed plan and has formed special teams to keep stray cattle, monkeys, street dogs, snakes and rats off the roads in Delhi during the Games. Each team will be headed by a veterinary official and will do no other work except clamp down on illegal dairies and catch stray cattle and snakes,” an MCD official said.advertisement
Gautam Gambhir was on Saturday named captain of the Indian team for the first two matches of the ODI series against New Zealand starting on November 28 with the selectors opting to rest five senior players, including regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh were not considered due to injury concerns as a 14-member ODI squad was announced after a selection committee meeting in Nagpur.”M.S. Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh were not considered due to injury concerns, which require attention and rehabilitation,” BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement.Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Ashish Nehra, who were part of the squad for the ODI series against Australia last month, were left out.Wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Yusuf Pathan and S Sreesanth were recalled to the ODI sqaud.The selectors also announced the Test team for India’s tour of South Africa next month with Dhoni as the captain and all the other four senior players rested for the ODI series against New Zealand returning.Saha also found a place in the 17-man Test squad, the same as paceman Umesh Yadav.Jaydev Unadkat, who was named in place of Zaheer Khan for the ongoing third Test against New Zealand here, was also retained in the squad.Team for first two ODIs against New Zealand: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Sourav Tiwary, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, R Vinay Kumar, Munaf Patel, S Sreesanth, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja.advertisementTeam for Test Series against South Africa: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, S Sreesanth, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha, Jaydev Unadkat, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha.With inputs from PTI
Lasith MalingaPakistan pace legends Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis are relieved. When Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, who demolished Kenya with a career best 6-38, said he had learnt his skills by watching the duo’s devastating armoury of yorkers, Akram and Younis were happy thanking their stars. Imagine if he said something like this after doing to Pakistan what he did to Kenya. Fortunately, Malinga did not play against Pakistan.
Without doubt it was Yuvraj Singh’s impressive batting performance that turned the match around for India after they had lost skipper Mahendra Singh on 187/5 during their World Cup quarter-final match against Australia on Thursday.Yuvraj (57 not out) along with Suresh Raina (34 not out) put an unbeaten 74 runs for the sixth wicket to help India win.Earlier while bowling, he returned with figures of 10-0-44-2 to once again stamp his class in the match with a Man-of-the-Match award.This was his fourth MoM award in the World Cup.
What the chief minister of Tamil Nadu wants, she gets.Ever since she ordered the barefoot information and technology minister to wear shoes, R.B. Udhayakumar has been sporting Bata chappals. Udhayakumar, Jayalalithaa’s devotee since 1997, had declared that he worships the ground that Amma walks on, and vowed never to wear,What the chief minister of Tamil Nadu wants, she gets.Ever since she ordered the barefoot information and technology minister to wear shoes, R.B. Udhayakumar has been sporting Bata chappals. Udhayakumar, Jayalalithaa’s devotee since 1997, had declared that he worships the ground that Amma walks on, and vowed never to wear footwear to the secretariat. “She is my god and I will obey her,” he now says. His feet are grateful for such obedience.
It’s hard to be Roger Federer. When he wins, he has to answer gamut of questions and when he loses he grilled. And when he walks through a first round match at The Championships, there are still many more questions from the media to be answered.On Tuesday, as Londoners enjoyed bright sunshine and the swirling winds forced people to pull out their woollens, Federer did not have too many problems.The six-time champion took his time to check out newcomer Mikhail Kukushkin from Kazakhstan before forcing a 7-6( 7/2), 6-4, 6-2 victory in the first round.Since the time Federer landed in London last week, he has been repeatedly asked how he feels about going for Pete Sampras’s record of seven titles at the Wimbledon. On Tuesday, Federer answered some of those questions he served well and handled the tough conditions find his feet on Centre Court.Playing on the big stage for the first time, Kukushkin was composed and even had some of the fans cheering for him. Federer didn’t mind it really as he has seen so many of these journeymen in his career.A third seeding for Federer here is something unusual. And even as people fuss over Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Federer was happy to put away Kukushkin, with his potent serve again catching the eye. Proof of it came through the 12 aces he rifled in.”It’s nice to win in straight sets. I thought I played a really good match. Tough conditions as it was windy out there,” said Federer. As one who has seen the highs and lows at Wimbledon, Federer knows it is best to get past the first round as quickly as possible.advertisementAndy Roddick got past Andreas Beck of Germany 6-4, 7-6, 7-3. Like Federer, Roddick also spoke of how it felt good to get past the first round.”There’s always anxiety before you play your first round.You saw last night with Andy Murray and then he found his groove. It’s just a matter of getting through,” said Roddick.Novak Djokovic made a highly impressive start to his bid for a first Wimbledon title with a crushing 6-4 6-1 6-1 win over Jeremy Chardy on Tuesday.The Serbian second seed, who has only lost one match all year, overpowered Frenchman Chardy with a superb display of grasscourt tennis as the evening shadows slowly made their way across breezy Centre Court.Djokovic, wearing a strap below his left knee, broke the world number 54 twice early in the second set to storm to a 4-1 lead. The third set was largely repeat of the second as Djokovic broke the 24-year-old’s first service game to take an early lead.On Monday, Andy Murray swept the last 15 games after an uncertain start to beat Daniel Gimeno- Traver 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-0.Playing under the roof because of rain, the fourthseeded Murray broke for the first time in the seventh game of the second set and didn’t lose another game.- With inputs from agencies For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
In a smooth transfer of power, N Srinivasan would take over the reins of BCCI from incumbent President Shashank Manohar at the Cricket Board’s 82nd Annual General Meeting here on Monday.Srinivasan, who was elected as the secretary of BCCI under Manohar in September 2008 and earlier was the treasurer of the Board under Sharad Pawar, got anointed as the next chief of the cash-rich body at the 81st AGM last September.The Chennai-based businessman, who is also the President of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, would become the 30th President of BCCI and the second since the system of choosing the head one year in advance was introduced.Srinivasan’s ascent to the BCCI throne has coincided with the slide in fortunes of the injury-ravaged Indian team which conquered the world by winning the coveted World Cup at the beginning of April before being whitewashed by England in the Test rubber to lose the world’s no.1 ranking. The 0-3 defeat in the ODI rubber coupled with the Test series humiliation means the team went winless in the international engagements in all three formats which also included a one-off T20 game against the hosts.The first priority for the new BCCI president would be to put the team back on track and the measures to do so are expected to be discussed at the AGM. The general body would pass the annual accounts and report and constitute 23 different committees, including the Working Committee and the Senior Selection panel.The election of various office bearers is another important part of the agenda of the meeting. During Manohar’s tenure the Board was rocked by the Lalit Modi fracas that led to the brain behind the cash-rich Indian Premier League, started under Pawar’s reign, getting an unceremonious sack and being replaced by Chirayu Amin.advertisementThe Board started disciplinary proceedings against the former IPL boss and the process is still on for more than a year. Srinivasan would have to steer the Board past the difficulties that cropped up when the IPL came under the scanner of various government tax and revenue authorities.The IPL Governing Council is to be reconstituted by the general body which is expected to choose current vice-president from central zone and union minister Rajiv Shukla to be its new head following the decision of Amin to step down.Another prominent agenda is appointment of new senior selection panel to replace the one currently headed by Krishnamachari Srikkanth.While Srikkanth is likely to get an extension for one year, with Srinivasan at the helm of affairs, his 1983 World Cup teammate Yashpal Sharma is expected to be replaced after having completed four years as a national selector.While there could be pressure on Maharashtra’s Surendra Bhave to make way for another former player from West Zone, East’s representative Raja Venkat and Central’s Narendra Hirwani are expected to retain their places, according to sources.
Father of Madhura Nagendra, the mysterious woman, who gatecrashed into the Indian Olympic contingent’s march past at the Opening Ceremony, on Sunday claimed that his daughter was officially selected for a dance performance by show creator Danny Boyle.Dressed in red shirt and blue trouser, Madhura was seen leading the Indian contingent in the march past alongside Beijing Games bronze medallist Sushil Kumar during the Opening ceremony and her unwanted presence has left the Indians fuming as they had no clue as to who she was.However, her father K Nagendra said she was not an intruder and there was no security breach and also apologised for the controversial incident.”My daughter Madhura was officially selected for giving a dance performance in the inaugural ceremony by show creator Danny Boyle,” Madhura’s father K Nagendra said here.Nagendra said his daughter was practising dance for past many months with all participants selected to perform at the Opening ceremony.”From whatever I learnt and presume that she being an Indian, the London Olympics Organising Committee might also have selected her to ‘take’ the team inside the stadium. This might have hurt our team’s feelings. I feel very sorry for that,” Nagendra said.Nagendra said there was no security breach by her daughter as nobody can enter the stadium without security clearance.Nagendra also said that he was also given passes to watch the show. “I returned yesterday from London and my daughter would reach Bangalore in next couple of days,” he added.advertisementMadhura is a post-graduate student and studied in Christ College in Bangalore. She is also a good dancer, according to her neighbour Yashodha Ramprasad, who stays at Banshankari area.Understandably agitated by the incident, India’s acting Chef-de-Mission P K Muralidharan Raja had shot off a letter on this embarrassing issue to the London Games organisers last night in protest against the incident.The Indians have fielded 81 athletes, the largest ever in the history of the Games, but only 40 athletes and around 11 officials participated in the parade at the opening ceremony, which showcased Great Britain’s rich heritage combined with dazzling fireworks and stunning visual effects.
It’s easy to make tea. But what if you don’t have vessels, a stove or ingredients? Dr Arka Subhra Ghosh, 35, is aiming to solve this conundrum, not about tea, but about genetic defects.Ghosh loves questions, science and comic books, though maybe not in that order. And he believes that if one has “cool tools” like Batman or Iron Man, all answers are just round the corner. “Science fiction of today is science of tomorrow. Even stuff like Captain Kirk’s ‘Beam me up, Scotty,’ in the hit sci-fi series Star Trek, will happen soon,” he says with conviction.Inspired by the anything-is-possible spirit, popularised by Aamir Khan’s character Rancho in the film 3 Idiots, Ghosh left his job at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore and moved lock, stock and barrel to Bangalore looking for “answers”. A PhD in Gene Therapy from the University of Missouri-Columbia, US, Ghosh is setting up an ambitious lab called Genes Repair, Regeneration in Opthalmic Workstation (GROW), to research genetic defects. Said to be the first such lab in India, it will be set up at the premier Narayana Nethralaya eye hospital, with an initial investment of Rs 3.5 crore. Ghosh would begin with research on eye-related genetic defects like dry eyes, coning of the retina (keratoconus) and eye cancer (retinoblastoma). “The aim is to develop gene and cell therapy as a platform for not only ocular diseases, but other genetic diseases and cancers as well,” Ghosh says.According to him, gene therapy technology is simple: “We use a benign virus or a nano particle like a courier. We take out the virus’s own genes and fill in the shell with the material we want to send to the defective gene. When this courier reaches its destination, it will provoke the gene to generate the required proteins and correct the genetic problem.”Narayana Nethralaya vice-chairperson Dr Rohit Shetty, the brain behind GROW, tells India Today, “We hope to raise philanthropic grants and take forward gene therapy, which I feel, will find solutions for genetic defects faster than stem cells. There is not much awareness of gene therapy in India and we need to change that.”When Ghosh and his fellow-geneticist wife Anuprita went to study to the US in 2002, they were firm that they would bring back the Western scientific culture and apply it to India. He is now putting together a diverse team of doctors, scientists, chemists, engineers and stem cell researchers to make the lab a direct link between doctors, who deal with actual problems and scientists, who find solutions. “Once our laboratories are set up, we will be able to collaborate and compete with other laboratories worldwide in the field of molecular medicine,” he explains.His son Advin, 7, is not told that rainbows are God’s way of sprinkling love on the world. “I explained to him the refraction of light that causes rainbows,” Ghosh admits.Ghosh’s father, Prajit, a retired nuclear scientist, gave his son the love for science. “I didn’t top my classes in school. I am just an average guy.” Just like every superhero often claims.advertisement
ARIESA transforming personal experience is on the cards! Physical strength and endurance enable you to indulge in busy schedules and competitive sport. You must aim for the highest and not make compromises, as achievement of the highest degree is possible now. Lucky number 1. Colour orange.TAURUS Personal relationships are full of promise and good cheer. Financial transactions are completed according to your wishes. You have to be the responsible planner in the family and need to trust your wisdom. You are intellectually creative and original at work. Lucky number 1. Colour green.GEMINIThe Princess of Wands brings passion and playfulness together in all aspects of life today. Have a light attitude in serious, heavy matters and remain in touch with your sense of humour. Strong energy and vitality allow you to indulge in sporty pastimes. Lucky number 6. Colour pastels.CANCERCreative pastimes are rejuvenating, partnerships lucrative, loved ones caring in your hour of need. Success in business comes through goodwill and luck. You are spiritually centered, attracting others in emotional difficulties. Beware of losing your temper! Lucky number 3. Colour pink.LEOYou are able to release anxiety in relationships to achieve a happy and harmonious atmosphere at home. You cross swords with an associate but finally see his point of view. You accept situations and people as they are and relax for a while to rejuvenate energy. Lucky number 2. Colour white.VIRGO It is best to drop the past and not bring up old issues or they create unnecessary confusion and conflict. You are given an opportunity to make new beginnings in personal relationships. Your social life is busy and interesting. Health needs watching. Lucky number 18. Colour pure white.advertisementLIBRAYou make quick decisions, which prove to be gainful. Your generosity earns you support from loved ones. Since you are strong and focused in action, you are bound to make ripples around you. Nothing can hold you back, as opinions of others are not of significance. Lucky number 5. Colour reds.SCORPIO You take a quantum leap into unknown territory and take up a new project. Plans actualize as your career is on a progressive journey. Family feeling is strong and relationships are supportive. Personal plans start to actualize as loving relationships flower. Lucky number 7. Colour blue.SAGITTARIUS You manage business affairs with dexterity and intelligence. You can be clear and sharp when things are confused around you at work. You are loving in relationships and considerate in family situations. It’s best to stay clear of underhand propositions. Lucky number 11. Colour blue.CAPRICORNOlder relatives or parents may need your assistance, be available. You acquire a luxury item that brings joy and comfort. Profit in business is imminent but you need to continue creative activity and have a handle on finances for ventures to progress further. Lucky number 10. Colour red.AQUARIUS It’s best to go around blocks rather than encounter them directly to avoid unnecessary conflicts. Collaborations and partnerships can come together and bring material gain and success in business. Don’t forget to relax and celebrate the day with loved ones. Lucky number 8. Colour blues.PISCES As you let go fixed ideas, judgments and attachments on a deep level and move towards new opportunities there is success and freedom in your life. Acceptance of situations and letting go brings transformation, new beginnings and endings on many levels. Lucky number 13. Colour maroon.
Ishant Sharma struck three times in the second session as England lost six wickets to collapse to 205-7 in response to India’s first-innings total of 457 on day three of the first test at Trent Bridge on Friday.Ishant Sharma struck three times in the second session as England lost six wicketsThe second session was a stark contrast to the first, where Sam Robson and Gary Ballance both carefully crafted out half centuries on a seemingly lifeless pitch that offered very little to England’s bowlers.Resuming on 131-1 after lunch, Robson was unable to add to his 59 as he was trapped lbw in the second over of the session by Sharma. Ballance then fell the same way as Robson for 71. They combined for 125 in 46 overs.Ian Bell, who made six fours in his 25, was caught behind by Mahendra Singh Dhoni when he was tempted into playing at a wide delivery. He tried too late to move his bat out the way, and became Sharma’s third dismissal at 172-4.Moeen Ali took his eye off Mohammed Shami’s low bouncer and was caught out by Shikhar Dhawan for 14, and then Matt Prior was controversially awarded out, caught behind on 5 off Bhuvneshwar Kumar.The umpire believed Prior edged the ball, but replays showed it missed his bat and clipped his back leg. Consistent with India’s longstanding policy on the issue, reviews were not available to the teams.Kumar struck again in the same over when Ben Stokes edged to Dhoni for a two-ball duck.advertisementEngland, requiring 53 more runs to avoid the follow on, has Joe Root (13) and Stuart Broad (1) at the crease.
Da Ma Cai, Toto and Magnum outlets had stopped taking bets on the numbers 1717 and 777 since Friday. (Photo courtesy: blog.moneysmart.sg)Some Malaysian shops selling lottery tickets and illegal gambling syndicates have rejected “hot” bets on numbers linked to the downing of a Malaysia Airlines airliner.Da Ma Cai, Toto and Magnum outlets had stopped taking bets on the numbers 1717 and 777 since Friday, the Sunday Star said.Flight MH17, a Boeing 777, was downed on July 17 over Ukraine. All 298 people on board were killed.”We are not the only ones rejecting the numbers,” a worker at a Magnum outlet was quoted as saying. “Other outlets are also turning punters away.”A Reuters visit to Toto and Magnum outlets revealed 1717 was “sold out”, meaning further bets were off.Flight MH17, a Boeing 777, was downed on July 17 over Ukraine. All 298 people on board were killed.Gambling is hugely popular in Malaysia but strictly controlled with the four-digit lottery a favourite. Many Asian gamblers believe that numbers associated with bad luck, such as car numbers at an accident site, will later bring good luck.”The number 1717 has been sold out since yesterday. Too many people are buying,” a cashier working at a Berjaya Sports Toto Bhd outlet said.”It is not about bad taste or anything, it is just that too many people are buying the number,” a cashier working with Magnum Bhd said, adding that the company would have to pay out too much if the number came up.A member of an illegal syndicate also told the Star it had also stopped taking the bets because demand was so high.advertisement”Any digit placed in front or behind the number 777 was also not accepted,” the illegal syndicate member was quoted as saying. “This was the instruction from my boss.”
Padukone: Losing his touch?Defending a title is a lot more difficult than winning it, as Prakash Padukone discovered in Hyderabad last month when he lost the Indian Masters Championship title he had won at Pune when it was introduced last year.Inevitably, as he prepares for the second World Cup Championship,,Padukone: Losing his touch?Defending a title is a lot more difficult than winning it, as Prakash Padukone discovered in Hyderabad last month when he lost the Indian Masters Championship title he had won at Pune when it was introduced last year.Inevitably, as he prepares for the second World Cup Championship, beginning in Kuala Lumpur on September 15, to defend the title he won in the inaugural championship last year, there is growing speculation at home on whether the Indian badminton ace has lost his touch.In the Indian Masters, Padukone bowed out in the quarter finals, losing to a virtual dark horse, the 19-year-old Indonesian Icuk Sugiarto. The 61-minute encounter began on an exciting note with Sugiarto matching Padukone point for point for the scores to reach level at eight in the first game. Then Padukone snatched four quick points for a slender lead but Sugiarto did not give in and took four points in a row to make the score 12-all Padukone, however, won the game 15-12.Early in the second game Sugiarto mastered Padukone as the Indian seemed shaky. At one stage when the score was 3-1, the service changed 10 times before Sugiarto, with some fine whipcord smashes, turned Padukone’s loose and hesitant returns into valuable points.The Indonesian won the second game 15-2 and asserted a crushing victory taking the clinching game 15-4. As the 2,000-odd spectators gave Sugiarto a five-minute standing ovation at the Fateh Maidan indoor stadium, a Padukone supporter remarked: “Andhra Pradesh is not his happy hunting ground. This is the third time he is losing here in as many years. He lost to Syed Modi at Vijayawada in 1980 and the Indonesian Sartika here last year.”advertisementFacile Victory: As for Sugiarto, he got past Swede Stefan Karlsson into the finals, but lost to fellow Indonesian Luis Pongoh in straight games. In fact, the 22-year-old Pongoh won the championship and collected the pound 1,500 (Rs 24,750) cash prize without losing a game.British bank clerk Jane Webster, 26, who threatened to carry back the largest sum from the championship, was content enough with the ladies singles title worth pound 1,350 (Rs 22,275).At the start of the five-day championship the Badminton Association of India (BAI) enthusiastically declared that there were more foreign internationals than at the Pune Masters, but the pound 14,000 (Rs 2,31,000) prize money contest lacked quality.Pongoh’s facile victory, notwithstanding his calibre – he had defeated Padukone twice – clearly showed that the Indian Masters is just an opportunity for the lesser lights to make some money and notch up a few points for the international ratings.The Chinese, who reached both the men’s and ladies’ singles finals at Pune, were conspicuously absent, as were all-England champion Morten Frost of Denmark and the temperamental Indonesian Liem Swie King.The canny Chinese, like the Indonesians, play a game packed with power and pace and are reportedly waiting for the Asian Games in November to convince the badminton world that their victory over Indonesia in the Thomas Cup finals earlier this year was no flash in the pan. They are undoubtedly a formidable side and Padukone runs into Luan Jin, the all-England losing finalist, in the pool matches at Kuala Lumpur and another Chinese challenger, Han Jian in the later knock-out stage of the World Cup contest.Jian will undoubtedly be keen to avenge his defeat by Padukone last year. The Indian ace is understandably cautious about his prospects; says he: “It is a tough fight with many challengers, and I hope to do well.”Dispute: With Danish clubs closed for the annual vacation in recent weeks, Padukone joined the Asiad probables at the Udaipur coaching camp to keep himself in competitive trim before the Indian Masters. His presence stirred the BAI to press for his inclusion in the Indian squad for the Asiad.There is no doubt that without Padukone India cannot hope for even a bronze medal against Malaysia, Japan and Thailand. The contest for the gold and silver medals will be between the Chinese and Indonesians.Ever since Padukone left for Copenhagen in December 1980 to play with a club, he has been branded as a professional and therefore cannot play for India in the Asian or Olympic Games. There is a debate on whether collecting money as a licensed player disqualifies him from being an amateur. The International Badminton Federation is taking the case up with the International Olympic Committee on the plea that a licensed player is closer to being an amateur than a professional. BAI President Fazil Ahmed feels confident that it has a good case. “If Padukone as a licensed player cannot take part, all those who play against him should also be debarred,” he remarked.advertisementThis peculiar logic of two wrongs making a right only show that the BAI has realised that without Padukone in the squad, it is more than likely that the Indian medal tally at the Asian Games in November will be without any contribution from the badminton contingent.
FILE – In this Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right, talks with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft before the Patriots face the Oakland Raiders in an NFL football game in Mexico City. Pending the completion of police investigations in Florida, and likely a league probe as well, Goodell could punish Kraft for being charged with two counts of soliciting a prostitute. The 77-year-old Kraft was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has wide-ranging powers to discipline teams, coaches, players, and, yes, owners.Pending the completion of police investigations in Florida — and likely a league inquiry as well — Goodell could punish New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for being charged with two counts of soliciting a prostitute.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Urgent reply from Philippine football chief LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting James Harden out for Rockets-Warriors with flu symptoms He’s made many such judgments before — including fining Kraft and the Patriots $250,000 in 2007 for filming other teams’ signals, and $1 million in 2014 for deflating footballs during the AFC title game. The “Deflategate” case damaged Goodell’s close relationship with Kraft, one of his trusted advisers on many NFL matters, including labor and broadcast rights.Even though Goodell is employed by the owners, at a cost of about $40 million annually in salary and bonuses, he views the commissioner’s role as one protective of the game and the league. If you embarrass “the shield,” you are punished.So he doesn’t often hesitate to discipline wayward owners, basically penalizing his bosses.Only one of them, the Indianapolis Colts’ Jim Irsay, has been suspended by Goodell, who replaced Paul Tagliabue as commissioner in 2006. Irsay acknowledged having a painkiller addiction in 2002 and sought treatment. The DEA investigated, but local prosecutors did not file charges.Then, in March 2014, Irsay was arrested near his home in suburban Carmel and was held overnight after he failed sobriety tests and police found prescription medications in his car. The police said the drugs were not associated with any of the prescription bottles found inside.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town 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 Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations He was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, along with four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance; police also found $29,009 in cash. He again sought treatment and in September 2014 pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated, agreeing to undergo drug testing for a year. Irsay also acknowledged he was under the influence of the painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone when he was arrested.Irsay drew a six-game suspension and $500,000 fine from Goodell.Last year, Jerry Richardson essentially was forced to sell the Carolina Panthers after allegations surfaced of his sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. Following a six-month investigation by the league, he was fined $2.7 million by Goodell. Richardson, like Kraft, was a confidant of Goodell’s on league business matters.In 2012, following a long investigation into the New Orleans Saints’ bounties system, Goodell fined Saints owner Tom Benson $500,000 and stripped the team of second-round draft picks in 2012 and 2013. But that was for an on-field issue — as was Kraft’s fine for deflated footballs.The current Kraft case, of course, has nothing to do with NFL play. It has plenty to do with Goodell’s use of his disciplinary powers, and there will be a spotlight shining brightly on whatever decisions he makes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 77-year-old Kraft was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday. The charges come amid a crackdown on sex trafficking in which hundreds of arrest warrants have been issued.Under the NFL’s personal conduct policy that states “ownership and club or league management have traditionally been held to a higher standard and will be subject to more significant discipline,” Goodell could fine and/or suspend Kraft from any activities involving the Super Bowl champions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It is not enough simply to avoid being found guilty of a crime,” the policy says. “We are all held to a higher standard and must conduct ourselves in a way that is responsible, promotes the values of the NFL, and is lawful.”Kraft has been accused of misdemeanor charges and might not be required to perform more than community service and attend a course on the harmful effects of prostitution and sex trafficking. Goodell will be judging whether this was “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in” the NFL.
Roger Federer, from Switzerland, returns the ball to Gael Monfils, from France, during the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)MADRID — Facing match point and on a second serve, Roger Federer decided it was time for a “panic move.”So he went into all-out attacking mode, charging to the net to try to avoid a disappointing end to his first clay-court tournament since 2016.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments MOST READ American Sloane Stephens got past Petra Martic in two sets and will face Kiki Bertens, who upset defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-3 in a rematch of last year’s final.The fourth-seeded Federer had eased past Richard Gasquet in his first match in Madrid and looked set for another comfortable win after routing Monfils in less than 20 minutes in the opening set. But the Swiss lost five straight games to fall behind the 18th-ranked Frenchman who was seeking his second title of the season.Federer, who looked frustrated at times, recovered after being down 0-3 and 1-4 in the third set. He saved the two match points in a long game when trailing 5-6. The 20-time Grand Slam champion was back in control in the tiebreaker, winning six of the first seven points.Monfils, who won only nine points in the first set, was seeking his 19th win this season. He won the Rotterdam title in February.Federer will next face fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem, who defeated Fabio Fognini 6-4, 7-5. The fifth-ranked Austrian is coming off titles in Barcelona and Indian Wells. He was runner-up in Madrid the last two years.Federer, who earned his 20th win of the season, skipped the clay swing the last two years to remain fit for the rest of the season. The Madrid Open is his first clay tournament as he prepares to return to the French Open after a three-year absence. He has already won two hard-court titles this season, in Dubai and Miami, and is seeking his third Madrid trophy, and first since 2012.Nadal stayed in contention for his sixth Madrid title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over American Frances Tiafoe.“I played with better rhythm and showed some positive things,” said Nadal, who missed practice time earlier in the week because of a stomach virus. “I’m satisfied.”Earlier, top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached the final eight by beating Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 7-6 (2). It was his 13th consecutive win over Chardy, all in straight sets.“You do have a little bit more of a confidence coming into a match knowing that you’ve never lost to your opponent,” Djokovic said. “But he was playing well here.” 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 DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated It worked.A lucky volley, followed by a smash winner, kept Federer in the match. An aggressive forehand two points later allowed him to save a second match point, and he went on to beat Gael Monfils 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (3) in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday.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“I felt my chances were bigger at the net than from the baseline, so it was a desperation, panic move,” Federer said. “I was very nervous, so I just figured, ‘come to the net, take a chance,’ and it worked out.”In only his second match on clay in three years, Federer rallied from three games down late in the third set and then dominated the deciding tiebreaker to outlast Monfils and reach the quarterfinals in a match of more than two hours at the Magic Box center court. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers get back at Nuggets to drag series to game 7 Djokovic will next face Marin Cilic, who came from behind to beat Laslo Djere 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.Also advancing to the quarterfinals were Stefanos Tsitsipas and Stan Wawrinka, who defeated sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori in two sets. Wawrinka will be Nadal’s opponent, while Tsitsipas will face Zverev, a three-set winner over Hubert Hurkacz.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue It was the 1,200th career win for Federer, allowing him to join Jimmy Connors as the only male players to have reached the milestone in the Open Era.“I’m not sure if I’ve lost a match before after winning the first set 6-0. The statistics show that usually you are in good shape. But with Gael you really never know,” Federer said. “He really got into a great groove after that, he had great intensity. At the end I played a great tiebreaker so I’m very relieved and I’m very happy right now.”Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, second-seeded Rafael Nadal and defending champion Alexander Zverev also advanced to the last eight on Thursday.In the women’s quarterfinals, top-ranked Naomi Osaka lost 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 to Belinda Bencic, falling to the Swiss for the second time this season.Bencic will now face two-time Madrid champion Simona Halep, the former No. 1 who defeated Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 7-5.ADVERTISEMENT
Alternate NamesORIF – femur – discharge; Open reduction internal fixation – femur – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had a fracture (break) in the femur, also called the thigh bone, in your leg. You may have needed surgery to repair the bone. You may have had surgery called an open reduction internal fixation. In this surgery, your surgeon will make a cut to open your fracture.Your surgeon will then use special metal devices to hold your bones in place while they heal. These devices are called internal fixators. The complete name of this surgery is open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF).In the most common surgery to repair a femur fracture, the surgeon inserts a rod or large nail into the center of the bone. This rod helps support the bone until it heals. The surgeon may also put a plate next to your bone that is attached by screws to a frame outside your leg.What to Expect at HomeRecovery usually takes4 to 6 months. The length of your recovery will depend on how severe your fracture is, whether you have skin wounds, and how severe they are. Recovery also depends on whether your nerves and blood vessels were injured, and what treatment you had.Most of the time, the rods and plates used to help the bone heal will not need to be removed in a later surgery.Wound CareYou may start showering again about 5to 7 days after your surgery. Ask your doctor or nurse when you can start.advertisementTake special care when showering. Follow your doctor?s instructions closely.If you are wearing a leg brace or immobilizer, cover it with plastic to keep it dry while you shower.If you are not wearing a leg brace or immobilizer, carefully wash your incision with soap and water. Gently pat it dry. Do not rub the incision or put creams or lotions on it.Sit on a shower stool to avoid falling while showering.Do not soak in a bathtub, swimming pool, or hot tub until your doctor says it is okay.Change your dressing (bandage) over your incision every day. Gently wash the wound with soap and water and pat it dry.Check your incision for any signs of infection at least once a day. These signs include more redness, more drainage, or the wound is opening up.Tell all of your health care providers, including your dentist, that you have a rod or pin in your leg. You will probably need to take antibiotics before dental work and other medical procedures to reduce your risk of getting an infection. You will need to do this for as long as you have the metal hardware in your body.Home Setup Have a bed that is low enough so that your feet touch the floor when you sit on the edge of the bed.Keep tripping hazards out of your home.Learn how to prevent falls. Remove loose wires or cords from areas you walk through to get from one room to another. Remove loose throw rugs. Do not keep small pets in your home. Fix any uneven flooring in doorways. Have good lighting.Make your bathroom safe. Put hand rails in the bathtub or shower and next to the toilet. Place a slip-proof mat in the bathtub or shower.Do not carry anything when you are walking around. You may need your hands to help you balancePut things where they are easy to reach.Set up your home so that you do not have to climb steps. Some tips are:Set up a bed or use a bedroom on the first floor.Have a bathroom or a portable commode on the same floor where you spend most of your day.If you do not have someone to help you at home for the first 1to 2 weeks, ask your doctor or nurse about having a trained caregiver come to your home to help you. This person can check the safety of your home and help you with your daily activities.Follow the instructions your doctor or physical therapist gave you about when you can start putting weight on your leg. You may not be able toall, some, or any weight on your leg fora while.Make sure you know the correct way to use a cane, crutches, or walker.Be sure to do the exercises you were taught to help build strength and flexibility as you recover.Be careful not to stay in same position for too long. Change your position at least once an hour.advertisementWhen to Call the DoctorCall your doctor if you have:Shortness of breath or chest pain when you breatheFrequent urination or burning when you urinateRedness or increasing pain around your incisionDrainage from your incisionSwelling in one of your legs (it will be red and warmer than the other leg)Pain in your calfFever higher than 101FPain that is not controlled by your pain medicinesNosebleeds or blood in your urine or stools, if you are taking blood thinnersReferences Rudloff MI. Fractures of the lower extremity. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 55.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.