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February 12, 2014

Cancer: Can we cure or curb – Dr. Nilesh D. Mehta

Cancer :Can we Curb or Cure? – Dr. Nilesh D. Mehta The number of cancer deaths in the USA has risen from 400,000 in 1990 to 550,000 in 2013, as the population has grown. When statistics are taken into consideration, burden of cancer internationally has doubled over the last 20 years, and the prediction is that it will double over the next 20. Because of several advances that have been made in treatment of cancer patients, the risk of dying from cancer has gone down by 20% in the western world. Tobacco, unhealthy…

Spain coach Del Bosque hints at changes after World Cup

Madrid, Feb 12 (IANS) Spain football coach Vicente del Bosque has dropped a major hint that he will ring in changes at the end of the 2014 World Cup and open the door for a new generation of players in the team.Several of the players who are likely to travel to Brazil this summer to help Spain defend their world title are approaching the end of their careers with Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyol, Xabi Alonso, David Villa and others unlikely to be in contention for much longer, reports Xinhua. Speaking after receiving the…

HI inducts FCI as associate member

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Wednesday inducted Food Corporation of India (FCI) as an associate member.HI now has 19 associate, 27 affiliated and two state Olympic association members. With this inclusion, FCI Sports Promotion Board can take part in the National Championships. "FCI Sports Promotion Board has played a major role in promoting hockey by recruiting young and talented players like Surender Kumar and Keshav Dutt. I am confident that they will continue their initiatives in the development…

Lucky to be caught in bidding battle: Dinesh Karthik

Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik says he was lucky to be caught in the dynamics of bidding to get a price of Rs.12.5 crore ($2.08 million) at the Indian Premier League-7 (IPL) auction here Wednesday.Karthik, who talked to IANS on phone from the Bangalore airport while waiting to catch a flight for Chennai after playing in the Irani Trophy here, said he was expecting a decent price after his good showing in the last couple of IPL tournaments and also internationally -- but certainly not to be…

No takers for Taylor, Jayawardene in IPL-7 auction

Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) There were no takers for 146 top players, including former international captains Ross Taylor and Mahela Jayawardene, in the players' auction for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here Wednesday.Former Australian pacer Brett Lee and explosive Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan were the other big names that the IPL franchises chose to ignore. Among prominent Indians who went unsold were pacers RP Singh and Praveen Kumar, former India spinner Murali Karthik,…
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