US Open fashion: Crystals, shapes and knee-high socks

first_imgAfter her first-round upset of No. 2-seeded Simona Halep, a triumphant Sharapova even gave her fashion choices a little plug.“Behind all these Swarovski crystals and little black dresses, this girl has a lot of grit,” she said.But for those seeking to get Sharapova’s dress to make the ultimate tennis club entrance, it won’t come cheap. Nike stores sell them for $500 — $700 for the matching warm-up jacket.The prevailing fashion theme at Flushing Meadows seemed to be designs with geometric shapes of color, bold but more understated than last year’s fluorescent reds, oranges and yellows. (Rafael Nadal bucked that trend with a bright pink shirt).Rising star Dominic Thiem led a slew of players wearing Adidas’ most ubiquitous kit, also designed by Williams, featuring big rectangles of red, blue and yellow. Top-seeded woman Karolina Pliskova wore a Fila skirt made up of tiny triangles of blue and red.And then there was tour rebel Fabio Fognini, whose rain-delayed match Tuesday was expected to feature him in one of the most daring designs of all: a mostly black outfit from Hydrogen emblazoned on the back with a huge tattoo-like design of a snarling rattlesnake ready to strike. Nadal says it’s noisy under US Open roof, despite changes LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Zverev himself acknowledged after his match ended early Tuesday that he was thinking about doing the same, but was mindful Williams was sitting in his spectator box.“Obviously I didn’t want to disappoint him and put them down a little while he’s watching me,” he said.Maria Sharapova got a much different reaction when she took the court Monday under the lights at Ashe, her first Grand Slam appearance after serving a 15-month ban from the game for doping. The Russian sported a black Nike mini dress that featured lace in the sleeveless top and shimmering Swarovski crystals dotting the skirt.“She’s got lace AND sequins,” Chris Evert commented during the ESPN broadcast. “She’s all sparkly.”Sharapova said in an interview with Vogue that she and designer Riccardo Tisci chose black for her night matches because it is the same color she wore on her way to her lone U.S. Open title in 2006 and because it evokes the image of “Audrey Hepburn and her classic Givenchy dress.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:46Duterte has only scratches on elbow, knee after motorcycle accident — Go00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Alexander Zverev, of Germany, returns as shot to Darian King, of Barbados, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK — Crystals, shapes and knee-high socks.Some players at this year’s U.S. Open are making daring fashion choices that scream everything from shimmering sophistication to retro dorky. And in the age of social media, the reaction — good and bad — can come in as fast as a 120-mph serve.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Take the Twitter backlash to No. 4-seeded Alexander Zverev’s getup for his first-round match: a pinstriped shirt and striped headband that evoked Bjorn Borg, and striped knee-high socks that some fans compared to Will Ferrell’s 1970s basketball player look from the movie “Semi-Pro.”It was part of a line designed for Adidas by Pharrell Williams, the musical artist behind the hit “Happy.” Critics of his Zverev ensemble were more “Snarky.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Zverev’s socks make me want to vomit,” said one Twitter critic. Added others: “Preoccupied with Zverev’s schoolgirl-meets-Borg look.” … “He was moving slow because he was wearing an extra 10 pounds of socks.”Even the Adidas store a few steps away from Arthur Ashe Stadium seemed to downplay the $35 knee-highs in its picture-window displays. Mannequins wore them scrunched down around their ankles. View commentslast_img read more

Petron blazes past Iriga City in Batangas

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Nazareth, La Salle reach Rebisco semis unscathed Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City03:27Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH As early as the opening set, Iriga City coach Parley Tupas surrendered every illusion of scoring an upset against Petron on Saturday.In a huddle, when they were trailing, 20-10, Tupas was telling his charges to “relax, we have nothing to lose, let’s just score as much points as possible.”ADVERTISEMENT Iriga City did lose. But it wasn’t clear if Tupas was happy with the points his team collected.The Blaze Spikers, brimming with confidence as well big-name stars, hammered out a 25-12, 25-15, 25-22 triumph over Iriga in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Batangas City Sports Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPetron registered its sixth win in seven games, while handing Iriga City its fifth defeat in seven outings. Both will qualify for the quarterfinals.From the onset, when the Blaze Spikers piled up a 7-1 lead, it was very clear they were leagues away from the Oragons, who simply had no answer for Petron’s massive firepower anchored on Lindsay Stalzer, Hillary Hurley, Remy Palma and Ria Meneses, among others. LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Nextlast_img read more

Bieber, LeBron, other stars descend on LA for NBA showcase

first_imgRead Next MOST READ BIEBS IS BACK: Bieber will return to play in the celebrity game on Friday night after winning MVP honors in the 2011 game. He will play on Team Lakers, co-coached by actor Michael B. Jordan. They will play against Team Clippers, who feature Academy Award winner Jaime Foxx.ALL-STAR SINGERS: Fergie will sing the U.S. national anthem and Barenaked Ladies will perform the Canadian national anthem. Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D will take the stage at halftime. Kendrick Lamar also is set to perform Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the weekend festivities. LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Arellano stuns Perpetual, nears NCAA men‘s volleyball crown NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates with teammate Jordan Clarkson during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The stars will be out in Los Angeles, on the basketball court and all around it.The NBA’s All-Star festivities are back at Staples Center, with the usual events on All-Star Saturday night and a new format for the game Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry drafted players from the pool of All-Stars and the winning team gets a $350,000 donation from the NBA to the charity it chose. The league is hoping the new format that replaced the traditional East-West matchup will make it more competitive after a couple of lackluster games the previous two years.Perhaps the players can heed the words of Kobe Bryant, who won the MVP award on his home floor when the All-Star Game was last in Los Angeles in 2011.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I feel like we have a sense of responsibility and we are voted in for what we do during the season, which is play hard,” Bryant said following that game. “And we come here, that’s what the fans want to see. They want to see us go at it and see us compete and that’s what I try to do and that’s what I try to tell my teammates to do.”Bryant is gone now but Beyonce and Jay-Z, Jack Nicholson and Justin Bieber are among the celebrities who attended that game and are scheduled to be back for at least some of this weekend. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Some things to watch as Los Angeles hosts the All-Star Game for a record sixth time:LEBRON IN L.A.: James refuses to discuss his free agency during the season, but figure on it coming up in Los Angeles since there’s been such speculation about him signing with the Lakers. The Lakers, after a trade with James’ Cavaliers last week, would have enough salary cap space to offer a maximum contract to James and another star if he opts to become a free agent and leave Cleveland this summer.HOMECOMING KINGS: The Los Angeles area is home to a number of All-Stars, including 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City and runner-up James Harden, along with Oklahoma City’s Paul George and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan.SIDELINED STARS: James’ team will look much different than the one he drafted after a number of injuries. DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Love, John Wall and Kristaps Porzingis all were forced to pull out. George, Andre Drummond, Goran Dragic and Kemba Walker were added as injury replacements by Commissioner Adam Silver.DUNK LIKE DAD: Larry Nance Jr., one of the players who went from Los Angeles to Cleveland in the four-player trade at the deadline, will be back in his former home arena to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest. He’ll try to follow in the footsteps — or flight path — of his father, who won the NBA’s first slam dunk title in 1984. Rookies Donovan Mitchell of Utah and Dennis Smith Jr., and Indiana All-Star Victor Oladipo round out the field.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View commentslast_img read more

Wawrinka in Geneva final as Nishikori slumps

first_imgStanislas “Stan” Wawrinka, of Switzerland, returns a ball to Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia, during their semifinal match at the Geneva Open tennis tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, May 26, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)Top seed and defending champion Stan Wawrinka reached the Geneva claycourt final on Friday where he’ll face German outsider Mischa Zverev who stunned Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.Wawrinka, 32, eased into the final by seeing off Russian world number 85 Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 7-6 (7/4).ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nishikori, fighting for fitness and form after a wrist injury forced him out of the Rome Masters last week, looked jaded against Zverev having needed to save three match points in the previous round against Kevin Anderson.Qualifier Zverev, the older brother of Alexander Zverev who stunned Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters final, who will attempt to capture his maiden tour title in what will be his first final appearance in seven years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingWawrinka is seeking his first title of the year in what would be a major boost ahead of the French Open which starts on Sunday. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Injury-plagued Del Potro confirms for French Open Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View comments Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIVlast_img read more

PH bows out of 3×3 U-18 quarters

first_imgEncho Serrano tries to score past the stingy Belgian defense. Photo by Fiba.comThe Philippines staged a gallant stand but fell to Belgium, 18-14, Sunday in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Fiba 3×3 Under-18 World Cup in Chengdu, China.The young Nationals could not sustain their hot start as they lost hold of a 7-4 lead and allowed the Belgians to stage a 6-1 run and grab the 10-8 advantage.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Though Encho Serrano and AJ Edu brought the Philippines back and tied the game at 12, Vincent Peeters anchored Belgium’s strong finishing kick to earn a spot in the semifinals and face Slovenia.The Philippines could still hold its head high as the boys towed the country to its best ever finish in the tournament since its foundation in 2012.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSerrano topped the Philippines with six points, while Edu added five markers. Juan Gomez de Liano had three in the game. /atmThe Scores: What ‘missteps’? China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ BELGIUM 18 – Peeters 6, Nouhi 5, Fogang 5, Coppens 2.PHILIPPINES 14 – Serrano 6, Edu 5, Gomez de Liano 3, Amsali 0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. From former school teacher to world champion, Horn fulfills dream LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Bonleon holds off transfer to Arellano, stays with UST for academics

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “I won’t play, I’ll just stick to being a student,” said Bonleon, who almost had his brother Mario Emmanuel join him in Arellano, in Filipino.“The people at the alumni office will be the ones who will take care of the schooling of my brother and me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBonleon was adamant he will not play for UST if head coach Boy Sablan remains in charge of the team.And now that he’s back in UST, Bonleon said he still won’t suit up for the Tigers. Antetokounmpo arrives in Manila for charity stint MOST READ “I almost gave up my academics last year because I really want to play,” said Bonleon, who accused Sablan of favoritism among his players. UST’s Mario Bonleon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBeleaguered swingman Mario Bonleon of University of Santo Tomas held off his transfer to Arellano University after former Growling Tigers persuaded him to stay in España.In a message to INQUIRER.net, Bonleon said he will forego his status as a student-athlete but he will still enroll with UST for the 2017-2018 academic year.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Kalmadi meets Reddy ahead of GoM meeting on Monday

first_imgThe Group of Ministers (GoM) on the Commonwealth Games will focus on how the Organising Committee spent the amount of Rs 1,600 crore given by the Centre at its first meeting in New Delhi on Monday after the conclusion of the mega sporting event.On the eve of the crucial meeting, the beleaguered OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Sunday met Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy, who also heads the Group, but details of the deliberations were not known.Kalmadi will be also present at the meeting.”He (Kalmadi) did meet me. It was a Dussehra festival greeting,” Reddy told PTI.Details of expenditure on a massive inventory of venue-specific overlays for the games, which were either hired or bought from foreign companies, will be also looked into at the meeting, official sources said. Some of the items were reported to be overcharged.Significantly, the Central Vigilance Commission(CVC) has asked the OC to retain in India for investigations a sample of each item of the equipment and props hired from foreign suppliers for the 17 Games venues.Kalmadi’s meeting comes a day after being snubbed by both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who didn’t invite him while felicitating the Indian medal winners of the Commonwealth Games.The Prime Minister had interacted with the medal winners on Friday, while Sonia Gandhi had called them to her residence yesterday but on both occasions, Kalmadi was left out.The Delhi Chief Minister had also said that the “suspicion” of corruption in the Commonwealth Games is on the Organising Committee headed by Kalmadi.advertisementDikshit said corruption could have taken place in the activities undertaken by the Organising Committee to which the Central government had given loans to the tune of Rs 1,600 crore.She had said the “real corruption seems to be with regard to the money given as loans (to the OC)”.Kalmadi had come under fire in the controversial run-up to the Games, which was marked by a series of corruption charges, mismanagement, leaking roof and collapse of footbridge.The Prime Minister had set up a high-level committee headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) V K Shunglu to probe the organising of the CWG.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Poonia ready for $20,000 face-off with Samuels

first_imgDiscus thrower Krishna Poonia after winning the gold medal in Commonwealth Games.Just a week after winning the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games (CWG), discus thrower Krishna Poonia has been thrown a fresh challenge. Her rival Dani Samuels of Australia has challenged her to a $20,000 contest.The duo has been involved in a verbal duel after Poonia had suggested that Samuels skipped the CWG because of poor form and not health and safety concerns.In retaliation, Samuels has called for a one-on-one contest with Poonia to determine who is better.  Poonia said she is ready for the contest. “I am not kicked about the $20,000 prize money. I am right now fully focused on winning the gold at the Asian Games. However, I am ready for any challenge Dani throws at me. If she wants to contest before the Asian Games, she will have to come to India,” Poonia said. Poonia’s coach and husband Virender Poonia too said the athlete was ready to face Samuels. “After the Asian Games, the contest can be held anywhere outside India and Australia,” Virender told Headlines Today.Dismissing Samuels’ reasons for skipping the CWG, he said: “If the Australian cricketers can come and play here, why can’t Samuels?” Dennis Knowles, who coaches Samuels, said the Australian athlete skipped the CWG because she feared she might get sick. He refuted Poonia’s claim, saying Samuels had been in her best form in 2010.Dennis Knowles, who coaches Samuels, described Krishna’s feat as “fantastic” and invited her for the contest.  Knowles said Samuels had skipped the CWG because she feared she might get sick. He refuted claims about Samuels’ form, saying she had been in the best of shape in 2010.  Sports commentator Charu Sharma dubbed the challenge thrown by Samuels as “childish”.advertisement”If Samuels wanted a fair challenge, she should have participated in the CWG. Her reasons for not coming aren’t entirely convincing as most of the other Australian athletes did come,” Sharma said.last_img read more

Poonam seeks BCCI’s nod to strip

first_imgPoonam Pandey.Small-time model Poonam Pandey, who has pledged to strip if the Indian team wins the World Cup, has written to the cricket board seeking permission for the same. A letter to the BCCI reads: “I am ready and willing at any place and time of the Indian team choosing to go in the nude to boost their sporting spirit to perform better.This I say seriously, as there are many studies conducted by various universities abroad which confirms and infers that such performances/expectations boost and inspire people to perform better in any field, be it sports or otherwise. Even medical books on psychology and psychiatry confirm this. “Cricket is a religion in India. Should India lose the World Cup it would demoralise crores of Indians and people may react violently in some places.”It is therefore my humble request to allow me to perform in the privacy of the Indian cricket team’s dressing room or any other place of your choosing. (you may also choose a foreign land, so that the laws of india -if a hindrance, do not apply) “This shall be a private therapeutic performance -with a psychologist’s presence and hence cannot be an offence under any law if the team members have no objection and the BCCI gives the goahead.”The model is keen, but, is ensuring that she doesn’t get into any legal tangle. So, she has mentioned in her letter: “Only appearing in the nude in public is an offense but in private with consenting adults for a therapeutic purpose is no offense.”advertisementlast_img read more

ISRO to test cryogenic stage onboard GSLV-D5

first_imgIndia will undertake the flight test of its indigenous cryogenic stage onboard homegrown rocket GSLV-D5 which will launch GSAT-14 by the middle of 2012, a top ISRO official has said.A facility for static testing of the cryogenic engine would be ready in another two months at ISRO’s Liquid Propulsions Systems centre (LPSC) at Mahendragiri in Tirunelveli district, Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Radhakrishnan said.The new thrust chamber facility for static testing would be a big boon for the LPSC, Radhakrishnan told reporters at the LPSC on Friday after inagurating a two-day National Conference on “Expanding Frontiers in Propulsion Technology”.The maiden flight test of the indigenous cryogenic stage by ISRO onboard Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-D3 ended in a failure in May, 2010 after the stage developed some snag and the rocket plunged into sea minutes after liftoff.Radhakrishnan said India’s advanced communication satellite GSAT-8, launched from Kourou in French Guiana on May 21, would become operational by June end.He also said ISRO would launch another communication satellite GSAT-12, equipped with 12 c-band transponders, onboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSVL-C17 on July 2.PSLV- C18 would be launched in September from Sriharikota carrying Mega Tropiques satellite, an Indo-French joint venture.On December 11, microwave remote sensing satellite Risat 1 would be launched. It would be able to take clear pictures of sky even if they were covered by clouds.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisementlast_img read more