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March 13, 2017

WADA chief calls for ADAMS security improvements to fend off cyber attacks

Lausanne, March 13: The World Anti-Doping Agencys (WADA) global doping control database requires extra protection from possible cyber intrusion, WADA President Craig Reedie said on Monday.Addressing the Annual WADA Symposium, being held in Lausanne between March 13 and 15, Reedie said the organisation continued its work on the security improvements of its database ADAMS (Anti-Doping Administration & Management System) following last year's attacks from the allegedly Russia-based anonymous group of hackers…

Indian hockey eves celebrate Holi

Bhopal, March 13: The Indian women's hockey squad, which is gearing up for the all-important Hockey Women's World League (HWL) Round 2 in Canada were put through the grind on Monday morning under the watchful eyes of chief coach Sjoerd Marijne. But no sooner than the gruelling session came to an end, the girls indulged in a splash of colours to celebrate the festivities of Holi.Even the newly-appointed coaches, including chief coach Marijne, analytical coach Eric Wonink, both from Netherlands, and Hockey…

Veron named in Estudiantes squad for Copa Libertadores

Rio de Janeiro, March 13: Former Manchester United and Argentina midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron has been named in Estudiantes' football squad for their opening Copa Libertadores clash against Botafogo here on Tuesday.The 42-year-old announced in December that he would come out of retirement and donate his salary back to Estudiantes, where he is also club president. Veron was named in Estudiantes squad on Saturday, reports Xinhua. Veron, who won the Copa Libertadores with Estudiantes in 2009, retired from football in…

Schalke, Hamburg win in Bundesliga

Berlin, March 13: Guido Burgstaller's brace helped Schalke down Augsburg 3-0 while Hamburg edged Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 owing to Bobby Wood's late winner in the 24th round of the Bundesliga football league.Hosts Schalke on Sunday scored all their three goals in the first half. Augusburg had the chance to reduce the arrears but they squandered a penalty, reports Xinhua news agency. Schalke ensured a bright start into the encounter as they shocked the visitors with just four minutes into the game when…

Chant grows for Chandy as Congress state unit chief

Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 (IANS) Days after Kerala state Congress chief V.M. Sudheeran quit the post, the one prominent name to succeed him is of Oommen Chandy, though the former Chief Minister has said he is not interested. Even UDF allies are pushing for Chandy.The question of a successor to Sudheeran, who quit suddenly on Friday, has been dominating political circles, and also discussed animatedly in the canteen of the Kerala Legislative assembly. The choice of Chandy is backed by majority in the Congress party as…
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