Fifteen months on, Sun Yang still struggles to process the events of the night that has become a legal nightmare for China's Olympic champion. "Everything that happened on the night of September 4, 2018 looked bizarre," recalled Sun after his morning training session in Beijing on Wednesday. "The doping officials didn't have sufficient credentials, one official had never received any training in doping control, and they agreed not to take away my samples because they lacked the proper credentials. "The funny thing is that they brought with them a foam box like one for storing seafood, instead of a standard collection box," added the three-time Olympic and 11-time world champion. Sun was tested by Chinese anti-doping officials on Tuesday night, his 25th check of the year. He said the Chinese officials "performed their duty exactly as required by the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) code and used standard testing equipment". The 28-year-old has been tested nearly 200 times since 2012, … [Read more...] about Sun still perplexed by ‘bizarre’ doping test
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Kochi: The Kerala government has submitted a petition in the High Court seeking review of its division bench order to conduct load test on the faulty Palarivattom bridge within three months. The division bench had issued the order after examining the contract details between government and contract company which stated that load test should be conducted in case if complaints come up regarding construction defects. However, the government has argued that a wrong clause has been cited as the court ordered for load test. The government contended in the petition that the division bench had accepted the arguments of the contract company without looking into threat to public safety. The Kerala Roads and Bridges Corporation has also filed the petition seeking review of the order. Govt's arguments In the petition, the state argued that the construction contract states that load test needs to be done only if the government feels that such an evaluation is required. The government … [Read more...] about Kerala govt seeks review of HC order calling for load test of Palarivattom bridge
Valapattanam: The image of the Kerala Police has been sullied of late owing to several instances of high-handedness. Yet another over-bearing conduct of the cops led to a tense situation near Valapattanam in Kerala’s Kannur district on Saturday. Four youth have been arrested after a trivial issue snowballed into a brief unrest. The trigger for the chain of events finally resulting in the arrest was the halting of a police jeep on the middle of the road, causing a traffic block. The incident happened at Alvil Pannerimukku around 11:30am on Saturday. The police stopped the official jeep in the middle of the road to impose fine on a person, who was found smoking in public. The Sub-Inspector summoned the offender to the jeep and levied fine from him. This caused traffic congestion in the area. Pointing out the traffic snarl, B U Nishad, an 18-year-old employee at a nearby textile shop, asked whether the jeep could be stationed on the roadside and the cops were irked by his blunt … [Read more...] about Cops, public spar after teen objects to parking of police jeep; 4 booked
Video PlayerClose By Oliver Trust BERLIN, July 11 (Xinhua) -- With RB Leipzig expressing ambitious goals ahead of the 2019/2020 season, the battle for the German national title no longer seems an exclusive matter for the leading forces Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. New Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann said his side is ready to do the next steps and intends to win some silverware. "I don't want anyone to be satisfied. I want everyone to be aware: There are some more steps to be done," the 31-year-old former TSG Hoffenheim coach emphasized. The East Germans are about to set sail for new shores "and win something big." According to Oliver Mintzlaff, 'hungry for more' is the motto of the Champions League participant. The club's CEO promised "more effort in the Bundesliga" to increase the pressure on Bayern and Dortmund and improvements on the international stage. Mintzlaff said books are open for a new era after the club's promotion to Germany's top flight in 2016. The youngest … [Read more...] about Feature: Hungry for more, Leipzig ready to challenge Bayern/Dortmund
Durga Durga! It is that time of the year when chants of 'Jai Mata Di' or 'Jai Maa Durga' reverberate in the entire atmosphere. The holy name of the Goddess can be heard in every nook and corner of the city, as the nation is gripped in celebrating the 9-day long festival of Navratri and Durga Puja. This year the festivity began from October 10 and will last till the 18th with Vijayadashami on October 19. Maa Durga is often described as the influential diety, who won in her fight of good over evil, and ensured the spirit of ‘righteousness’ prevails. For me, Maa is a matriarchal goddess figure. This in some ways should be embodied by women in today’s testing times – struggling to save grace and dignity. The honour and pride of being a woman don't come from being a woman alone but the constant battle which each one of us fights every day —be it on roads, at the workplace or at home. The plight of women in every sphere or horizon is the same. The recent … [Read more...] about Navratri 2018: Women can learn these life lessons from Maa Durga in today’s testing times!