Byram Avari won Asian Games gold medals two times in sailing for Pakistan. The Pakistan Sailing Federation (PSAF) is the national governing body of the sport in the country. Byram Avari again won gold medal in the same class at the 1982 Asian Games in India. Apart from the Asian Games, Pakistan sailors have brought numerous laurels to the nation in the World Enterprise, Asian Regatta and Optimist. For these victories and medals, Byram Avari, a star of Pakistan sailing, laid the foundation.
South Korea’s military scrambled stealth jets on Friday after detecting the mobilisation of 180 North Korean warplanes, Seoul said, following a record-breaking blitz of missile tests by Pyongyang this week. “Our military detected around 180 North Korean warplanes” mobilised in Pyongyang’s airspace, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, adding that Seoul “scrambled 80 fighter jets including F-35As” while jets involved in the joint drills were also “maintaining readiness”. Shortly after South Korea announced the decision to extend the joint drills on Thursday, Pyongyang launched three more short-range ballistic missiles, calling the decision “a very dangerous and wrong choice”. Experts and officials have said Pyongyang is ramping up its tests in protest over the US-South Korean drills. Seoul last scrambled fighter jets in early October, when it detected 12 North Korean warplanes conducting an apparent air-to-surface firing drill.2 months ago Daily Times
LONDON: Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-1 on Sunday to maintain their hex over the London club, returning to winning ways after two consecutive Premier League defeats. Klopp celebrated the win with his trademark air punches in front of the Liverpool fans, enjoying his side’s first away win in the league since May. Liverpool, who had lost their previous two Premier League matches, to Nottingham Forest and Leeds, gave Spurs a mountain to climb when they doubled their lead in the 40th minute. Spurs centre-back Clement Lenglet headed over from close range as the minutes ticked down but Liverpool held on to record just their fifth league win of the season. Man-of-the-match Salah has now scored 10 goals in 10 games in all competitions after a sluggish start to the season.2 months ago Daily Times
In an action-packed first half at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, goals from Messi and Marquinhos were cancelled out by a Ronaldo brace, while PSG’s Juan Bernat was sent off for a lunging tackle on Saudi international Salem Al-Dawsari. “We saw lots of goals in a magnificent stadium with an incredible atmosphere,” PSG coach Cristophe Galtier said. Despite going behind early, the Riyadh Season Team – a combined Saudi Pro League XI featuring players from Al Nassr and Al Hilal – had numerous chances. Ronaldo was an ever-present threat and won a penalty when goalkeeper Keylor Navas clattered into him. It was Mbappe’s last contribution, as he was taken off shortly after, along with team mates Messi and Neymar, as well as Ronaldo.7 days ago Daily Times
Seoul Issues Warning as N. Korea launches MissilesMore than ten missiles were fired by North Korea on Wednesday, including one that President Yoon Suk-yeol described as “essentially a territorial invasion” when it fell not far from South Korean waters. In a statement, the military called the missile launch that occurred close to South Korean territorial seas “extremely uncommon and intolerable.”The statement continued, “Our military committed to responding decisively to this (provocation).”Seoul Issues Warning as N. Korea launches MissilesThe Joint Chiefs of Staff of the South Korean military first claimed to have discovered the launch of three short-range ballistic missiles. Near South KoreaAccording to the military, one of the missiles on Wednesday touched down barely 57 kilometers (35 miles) east of the South Korean mainland. A North Korean submarine torpedoed the South Korean naval ship Cheonan in March 2010, killing 46 servicemen, including 16 who were doing their conscription. Two marines—both teenage conscripts—were killed when the North shelled a South Korean border island in November of that same year.2 months ago Daily Times
Candlelight vigils and rallies were held in South Korea on Saturday to commemorate the 156 people killed in a Halloween crowd crush, with public anger growing over one of the country’s deadliest peacetime disasters. South Korean law enforcement officials have conceded that there was insufficient safety planning for a crowd that large, and opposition politicians have accused President Yoon Suk-yeol’s government of not taking responsibility for the disaster. On Friday, President Yoon offered an apology for the disaster, joining other top officials — including the national police chief and the interior minister — in doing so. South Korea is in a period of national mourning that ends Saturday, with flags flying at half-mast and entertainment events cancelled. Public scrutiny of how the Halloween crowd was managed is mounting, and a wide-ranging probe is underway to determine the exact cause of the crush.2 months ago Daily Times
BHUBANESWAR: Forty seconds was all it took for Germany to score twice and first equal, then knock out England from the FIH Hockey World Cup on Wednesday in shootouts, reiterating its credentials as one of the most dangerous teams in world hockey and making their first semifinal since finishing runner-up in 2010. It was a result that looked highly unlikely all through the game that England dominated with a defensive masterclass and iron-clad control of the midfield. Luck seemed to be favouring England but that was before Wallace picked up a card a minute later. Reduced to nine vs 11 outfield players, England first saw Mats Grambusch reduce the margin then concede another stroke, his brother Tom making no mistake this time around. Germany even earned a PC in the last 28 seconds but they had to wait till after the shootout to celebrate.2 days ago Daily Times
WASHINGTON: The US said on Friday its policy towards North Korea had not changed after a senior US official responsible for nuclear policy raised some eyebrows by saying Washington would be willing to engage in arms-control talks with Pyongyang. Some experts argue that recognising N. Korea as a nuclear armed state, something Pyongyang seeks, is a prerequisite for such talks. N. Korea has rejected US calls to return to talks. Asked if it was time to accept North Korea as a nuclear state, she replied: “Wording aside, we are committed to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. We do not accept N. Korea with that status.3 months ago Daily Times