Dilip Tirkey elected Hockey India President

New Delhi [India]September 23 (ANI): Former India hockey captain and three-time Olympian Dilip Tirkey was on Friday elected unopposed as Hockey India President. The 1998 Asian Games gold medallist was declared elected after his opponents Rakesh Katyal, Uttar Pradesh Hockey chief and Bola Nath Singh, Jharkhand Hockey chief, withdrew their nominations. The Hockey India elections … Read more

WADA bans tramadol use from 2024, cannabis ban to remain in place for athletes

sydney [Australia]September 23 (ANI): The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Friday announced that they have added the painkiller tramadol to the list of banned substances for athletes in events from 2024 and has maintained its prohibition on cannabis after the Executive Committee ( ExCo) held its second meeting of the year in Sydney, Australia. “Tramadol … Read more

Britain Goes Big To Ease Energy Shock, EU Meets On Friday

Britain will cap consumer energy bills for two years and funnel billions to prop up power companies, its new leader Liz Truss said on Thursday in a bid to tackle an energy crisis that has Europe and Russia squaring off in a deepening economic war. European governments are spending hundreds of billions of euros to … Read more

Lucy Li leads Dana Open after series of birdies

It’s been a long time coming, and Lucy Li appears to be arriving at her prime even before her rookie year on the LPGA tour. I read carded five birdies in a seven-hold stretch on the back nine Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the Dana Open at Highland Meadows in Sylvania, Ohio. The … Read more

COVID-19 placing major strain on Australian workforce: treasurer

CANBERRA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) — COVID-19 is placing a major strain on Australia’s workforce, government data has revealed. According to Department of Treasury figures released on Friday, approximately 31,000 Australians missed work every day because of lasting coronavirus symptoms. Treasurer Jim Chalmers said the lasting effects of COVID-19 were having a major impact on Australia’s … Read more

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, July 29

ISLAMABAD — The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said that its foreign exchange reserves have decreased by 754 million US dollars. During the week ending on July 22, the total foreign exchange reserves of the SBP fell to around 8.58 billion dollars, the SBP said in a statement on Thursday night. (Pakistan-Economy-Currency) – – – … Read more

Crypto On Friday: A Bullish Market Prevails

The crypto market on Friday saw leading cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) surged by 3.9% and 4.77%, respectively, as BTC broke above $24,000 for a short duration while Ether retained $1,700. As per data from CoinMarketCap, as of 2:57 am ET, the prices of BTC and ETH tokens were $24,078 and $1,723, respectively. The … Read more

Commonwealth Games 2022 officially declared open

birmingham [UK]July 29 (ANI): The 22nd Commonwealth Games kicked off in spectacular fashion with a stunning opening ceremony at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Thursday. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, the Queen’s baton did not miss a single day or territory during its journey to Birmingham. Taking five months to build and standing … Read more

Australian festival forges ahead despite extreme weather, flooding

SYDNEY, July 23 (Xinhua) — After a last-minute cancellation on day one, Australia’s largest music festival, Splendor in the Grass, has decided to reopen over the weekend despite concerns over extreme weather, flooding and poor conditions on the grounds. After being met with a barrage of criticism over the cancellation of day one, the event … Read more