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fitness concerns too.Chamara Kapugedara became the most recent player to pull out of the series against India which the visitors lead 3-0 with a back injury Lasith Malinga will step in his place for the fourth ODI to be played on Thursday But Upul Tharanga will return to lead the side in the fifth ODI Malinga’s appointment is the fifth captaincy change to the Sri Lankan side in the last seven competitive matches Tharanga had been banned for two games for slow over rate which meant he was ruled out for third and fourth ODI Malinga’s appointment as make-shift captain comes just two months afterhe was fined and handed a suspended ban for comments he made after Sri Lanka’s lackluster show at the ICC Champions Trophy in June The turmoil in Sri Lankan cricket also shifted to administrative changes on Tuesday Theselection panel released a lengthy statement stating they had resigned following a terrible stretch that had seen the Sri Lankan side win just four of their last 15 matches across all formats It included an embarrassing exit at the Champions Trophy ODI series defeat to lower-ranked Zimbabwe and failing to open the account against India in Tests and ODIs During the Test series against India Sri Lanka used two captainsin veteran spinner Rangana Herath who had to come in to replace Dinesh Chandimal The hosts lost the Test series 0-3 and have already lost the five-match ODI series against India 0-3 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Guntur | Published: July 16 2017 10:58 pm Sandeep Kumar won the gold medal for Haryana Top News Haryana’s Sandeep Kumar won the gold medal in the men’s 20000m race walk on Day 2 of the National Inter State Championships atletics meet in Guntur on Sunday Sandeep clocked a timing of 1:27:0152s to pocket the yellow metal He was closely followed by Rajasthan’s Jitendra Singh (1:27:0432s) and Baljinder Singh (1:29:3872s) of Punjab who finished third Odhisa sprinter Amiya Kumar Mallick won the men’s 200m run in 2165s Vipin Kumar (2185s) of Manipur and Haryana’s Parveen (2201s) came second and third respectively The women’s 200m was clinched by Srabani Nanda another athlete from Odisha The 26-year old finished with a timing of 2418s ahead of West Bengal duo Anwesha Roy Pradhan (2437s) and Sonia Baisya (2485) Teenager Lili Das recorded a new personal best of 2:0346s to win the women’s 800m event The West Bengal athlete was followed by Abitha Mary Manuel (2:0619s) of Kerala and Sipra Sarkar (2:0748s) of West Bengal Kerala star Jinson Johnson bagged the men’s 800m gold with a timing of 1:4738s Manjit Singh (1:4804s) of Haryana collected the silver with Karnataka’s Vishwamber (1:4864s) coming in the third place It was Punjab all the way in the men’s shot put event with Tejinder Singh Toor (1946m) Jasdeep Singh Dhillon (1848m) and Navtejdeep Singh grabbing the top honours (1761m) Muhammed Anees Y triumphed in the men’s long jump with a 760m leap He was followed by fellow Kerala man Suhail P V (755m) and Karnataka’s Siddhanth Nayak (741m) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Los Angeles | Published: June 24 2016 5:29 pm “Fruit Ninja” is the latest mobile app to get the big screen treatment after “Angry Birds” Top News In its early years the mobile video game market was dominated by simply designed family-friendly games like “Fruit Ninja” and “Angry Birds” Action and adventure titles with sophisticated graphics and complex story lines were seen as better suited to gaming consoles and personal computers Increasingly however developers are bringing console-style games to smartphones attempting to grab serious gamers when they are on the go Today the world’s top-selling mobile game is “Clash of Clans” a combat strategy game in which warring factions battle in a Medieval fantasy world This week China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd announced it was puchasing a majority stake in “Clash of Clans” maker Supercell for $86 billion the largest acquisition in gaming history The deal included all of SoftBank Group Corp’s 722 percent stake in Supercell Designers must simplify graphics and storylines of action-adventure titles for mobile screens Still they can offer what avid gamers crave: complex strategic challenges and a chance to match wits with players around the world said Peter Warman CEO and founder of research firm Newzoo In “Clash of Clans” “you are setting up your village and battling other players” he said “It’s really hard to be good at” With the surge in new action titles mobile gaming revenue is expected to reach $37 billion worldwide in 2016 and surpass sales of PC games for the first time according to Newzoo Most mobile games are free to download but their makers earn revenue through in-game purchases that speed up action or add elements like costumes or weapons About 45 percent of mobile game revenue in the United States is now being spent on action adventure strategy and role-playing games Newzoo data from May 2016 showed Seven of the world’s 10 highest-grossing games in 2015 were the more sophisticated “core” games such as “Clash of Clans” “Monster Strike” and “Game of War – Fire Age” according to AppAnnie which tracks sales on Apple’s App Store and on Google Play “Candy Crush Saga” ranked fifth last year remains the leading casual game With smaller screens and no controllers developers have to adapt plots and presentation for phones In the popular “The Walking Dead: Road to Survival” action is designed to unfold in shorter sessions than traditional video games said Jori Pearsall senior vice president of Scopely the game’s publisher But the company aimed to retain the features action gamers value he said with a title that is “gritty mature and in some cases even shocking” Early in the game for example players must decide whether to trust a seemingly innocent survivor of the apocalypse If they do however he slits the throat of someone on the rescuer’s team “We are not trying to recreate ‘Call of Duty’ on mobile” Pearsall said “We are trying to create a mobile-appropriate gaming experience content that (players) can engage in in more bite-sized chunks” The Tencent purchase of Supercell would help expand the reach of its games in China home to more gamers than any other country Supercell Chief Executive Ilkka Paananen said About 300 million unique users play games on Tencent platforms Paananen said in a statement For game makers the growth of more complicated action-oriented games on mobile is raising development and marketing costs a trend that will likely lead to more industry consolidation said Joost van Dreunen CEO of research firm SuperData “Previously mobile gaming was very accessible” for developers he said “It is now creating barriers to entry” For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Rohit Alok | Mumbai | Published: January 31 2017 3:08 am In July 2014 around 25 km from Palghar at Kelwa beach three flamingos were killed allegedly by locals who wanted to sell their meat for Rs 500 per kg (Express Photo by Javed Raja/Representational) Top News Following the death of flamingos last week forest officials say they have stepped up efforts to protect the endangered birds by deploying patrol vehicles and even broadening their “source pool” (informers) to nab poachers on time However a 2014 case where three flamingos had been shot dead in Palghar and six alleged poachers arrested has not yet been concluded The three-year-old case officials said is in its witness identification stage In July 2014 around 25 km from Palghar at Kelwa beach three flamingos were killed allegedly by locals who wanted to sell their meat for Rs 500 per kg The birds were mature flamingos each weighing about 8 kg Watch what else is making news Two persons Mahendra Gharat and Vidyadhar Kini were caught by locals and handed over to officials Gharat had allegedly used a 12 bore rifle to shoot the birds when they were flying close to the ground “We filed the chargesheet within 90 days and seized an auto rickshaw and a motorcycle used by the accused to approach the flamingos The matter is now sub-judice A Palghar court has been hearing it since 2015 but we have only reached the witness identification stage Our next hearing is on April 18 this year” said a senior forest official privy to the investigation The accused were booked under Sections 2 (hunting) 9 (intent to hunt) 39 (stealing government property) and 51 (penalty for the above crimes levied by the forest department local police) of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 Officials said that the accused only spent a night in jail and were released on bail a day after “For evidence we have the rifle used to shoot the birds the autopsy of the birds and and ballistic reports that match and clearly indicate that the shot fired to kill them were from Gharat’s weapon We even have a few locals who saw the accused and nabbed them until the police came” an official said According to the chargesheet while the birds were shot using Gharat’s 12 bore licenced rifle the accused used Kini’s autorickshaw for the hunt They could have earned upto Rs 3000 for each of the birds they killed Last week in three separate incidents three flamingos succumbed to injuries two died due to pellet wounds and one because “someone tried grabbing” it forest officials said No arrests have been made in the cases Have a comment or suggestion for Rewind Write to mumbainewsline @expressindiacom with subject line:Rewind For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 16 2017 4:09 pm Prayad Marksaeng is also ready to tweak his club selection to allow for the wet and blustery conditions expected at the testing par-70 links course (Source: Twitter) Top News Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng will be happy to just play all four rounds of a British Open for the first time when he makes his sixth appearance in the tournament at Royal Birkdale next week The 51-year-old won his 10th Asian Tour title at the Singapore Open in January to qualify for the year’s third major which will tee off at the Merseyside course on Thursday “It is very difficult to make the cut because the course and weather is very different” Prayad who is playing in his first British Open since 2012 told the Asian Tour “Every year I will be in the last or first groups and I will be playing in the wind or rain If I can make the cut I will be very happy “This will be the sixth time I will play in The Open I feel that my game is very good and in good shape But like I said it will be windy cold and raining so it won’t be easy to control the ball It will be a very difficult week” Prayad is also ready to tweak his club selection to allow for the wet and blustery conditions expected at the testing par-70 links course “Maybe I’ll take a two-iron with me and hit low ball flights” added Prayad whose best performance in a major was a tie for 15th at the 2008 PGA Championship “My natural ball flight is high so that’s my problem Physically I feel good My mental game is also strong I enjoy playing golf so I don’t feel stress” he said “I keep walking fast on the course and don’t feel like a senior I have a natural swing and don’t use much power so that helps a lot I am very happy because I can still play with the young boys The only difference in my game 10 years ago Maybe I putted better but overall my game is good” Prayad will be joined in the tournament by Thai compatriots Thongchai Jaidee and teenager Phachara Khongwatmai For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPune | Published: April 13 2016 2:31 am Illustration:C R Sasikumar Related News I have never met my father who was an alcoholic My mother divorced him when I was three years old and she went to Saudi Arabia to work as a governess when I turned 12 I stayed back at Andheri with my grandparents and was a good student at St Joseph’s School I passed HSC in Commerce from Claras College at Versova and took up the bachelor course in mass media I started playing the guitar and joined a band As part of our show we went out of the city and that is the first time I had my first drink at the age of 16 After that there were occasional drinks but I remember I had to be quiet about it Share This Article Related Article I guess drugs just happened more out of curiosity And there was a group of some “bhai log” near my society in Andheri I used to ride my cycle do some wheelies get some cigarettes for them and they introduced me to chillum/charas and ganja It was when I started heroin or brown sugar that really messed up my life Soon my circle of friends were those who did drugs and I remember I used to steal not just money but even sold the gas cylinder and clock for Rs 100 for a fix of the drug Once I sold dumbbells worth Rs 7000 for Rs 200 just to satisfy myself with one fix that lasted 20 minutes Heroin was easily available One had to go to Andheri station However cops caught me and my mum who had returned from Saudi had to literally beg plead and finally give money for my release from the chowkey I had done the range of pharmaceuticals including Alprazolam weed/heroin and since I am hyper by nature these drugs relaxed me Soon I was dazed I did LSD and even meow meow (mephedrone) – but I hate meow meow — these drugs are nasty I know kids who have sold their iPhones for a fix of the mephedrone I still remember I had to put I-Cool eye drops as my eyes were constantly red due to smoking marijuana I was downright nasty to my family and friends and used foul and abusive language I used to snap at my neighbours and warn them to mind their own business I used to go low profile once in a while but then I was back to taking drugs Soon I was sent to a Mumbai rehabilitation centre but it did not work It was in April 2014 that I was sent to Pune’s Practical Life Skills Rehabilitation Centre at Balewadi that changed my life I was in total denial The withdrawal symptoms were too strong and I was so sick I had no intention of getting clean But the coordinators at the centre Inderjit and Rahul did not follow the conventional method They really know how to get you out of it There were so many counselling sessions and soon the duo paid personal attention to me Just simple things but effective words like “You already have problems why do you want drugs now” worked I know it does not when family tells you but there was a way in which these guys spoke with me You know they are not lying when they tell you how to come out of it I am lucky I related to them and despite it being a three-month programme I stayed on for a year I have been clean for two years now and sometimes when things go wrong there is an urge to go back to drugs But Inderjit and Rahul have shown how it helps not to go back So today I have learnt to say “No” to my friends who do drugs I went to Mumbai lived again at the “danger zones” and there are many attractions but I resisted My mother has returned to Saudi Arabia and my grandmother passed away I thought it best for me to stay in Pune where I work with a marketing firm and am studying psychology at Indira Gandhi National Open University Guys just learn to say “No” to drugs I still go for weekly follow-ups and today I wonder why I did what I did –As told to Anuradha Mascarenhas ‘It consumed my whole life Now I feel reborn’ “In the third year of college it was one cough syrup by a medical representative who had come home that started it all I was anyway upset with the situation at home where a close relative had physically abused me during my school days and continued to do so several times Even after repeated complaints to my parents there was no effect and I was in turn portrayed as a liar which only further affected me One cough syrup bottle led to another and then there were others and soon in my college days I was completely sucked into this routine Already drawn into a shell due to the problems at home I had lost confidence to face friends and I felt useless It was the addiction to the drug that gave me a reason to live When my parents got to know of my addiction they were aghast and after keeping me isolated they decided to take a stern decision Instead of treatment on the directions of my close relatives my parents got me married immediately after college Of course because of my addiction the marriage did not last for even a few months I came back home and though I tried to stay away from it the relapse was quick and in this phase I met another childhood friend who was an addict himself We got married against the wishes of both our families and from there on it was a further downward fall with both of us hooked on drugs We took up odd jobs only to cater to our addiction and there were several things we did just to feed our addiction Things started worsening when huge debts piled on us and soon we were on the roads and taking shelter at friends’ houses My husband too deep into addiction disappeared one day Sometime later I was found in a disheveled state by a friend who got me admitted to Muktangan de-addiction centre in January 2015 It was here that I went into a self-realisation mode I had destroyed my life enough and here the counsellors especially my “new mother” (a counselor at the centre) helped me out of this mess I had lost my father and my real mother and relatives did not want to associate with me But it was the counsellor at this centre who gave me a “rebirth” of sorts With treatment from doctors and counsellors I was able to completely get off drugs and lead a normal life I eventually trained myself at Muktangan as a counsellor and slowly I could get another job as well in Mumbai I even traced my second husband and got him admitted and for the last five years both of us are sober Today I lead a normal life and even as there are some health issues I have been able to rise like the Phoenix bird from the ashes all set to take on a new journey ahead –As told to Nisha Nambiar For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: February 19 2017 3:52 pm Sandeep Singh did not give up and continued his hard work on the turf (Source: Express File) Top News Every sportsperson has a shelf life and former India hockey captain Sandeep Singh who by hisown admission knows that age is not on his side for a nationalcomeback is now eager to take up the mentor’s role for youngsters wanting to master the art of drag-flicking Sandeep regarded as one of the world’s most dangerousdrag-flickers in his hey days has given many a golden momentsto Indian hockey but the lanky defender who has overcomequite a few adversities in life has been out of the national team since 2014 A fighter to the core Sandeep did not give up andcontinued his hard work on the turf plying his trade inAustralian and European leagues as well as the Hockey India League to prove his mettle but eventually a back injury last year during HIL dashed all his hopes “My dad always tells me ‘jo suraj subah ko ugta hai wosham ko asth hota hai’ (the sun which rises in the morning isbound to set in the evening) I too had my time and I tried tobe as stable as possible to sustain for a longer period I have played enough hockey and now I just want to give something back to the game for which I am here today” Sandeep told PTI in an interview “I have specific plans I have a lot of ideas desi ideaswhich I want to implement in coaching I want to work withIndian drag-flickers at the grass-root level and train them Skill wise and going by conversion rate I am still the No1 drag-flicker in India “On and off I am taking coaching lessons in Australia I have plenty of ideas which I want to implement and share with youngsters I can assure that if given a chance I can improve5 to 20 per cent in every drag-flicker in each session But I don’t how and whom to approach in Hockey India” he said From being hit by a stray bullet during a train journey while on his way to join the national team for the 2006 World Cup in Germany to making a successful comeback to the fieldafter two years of recovery and then going on to become one ofthe most dreaded drag-flickers in the world Sandeep who represented India in 2012 Olympics has seen it all “Even though I still desire to play for the country onelast time but deep down I know my international career isover It is very difficult to get into the national team again Age is not in my hand” he said Sandeep however feels just like cricket every hockey player of international repute should be given a fitting farewell from the game “I know hockey is not as popular as cricket in India but I hope in future every renowned hockey player should be given a fitting farewell rather than ignoring them” he said Sandeep is not playing in the ongoing HIL for reasons?a heroine has to get wet under a waterfall, 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