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20 pc children’s hearing impaired: expert
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 27
As many as 15 to 20 per cent of children in India suffer from some hearing disorder, many of which can be treated if diagnosed in time. This was stated by Dr R.C. Deka, head of department, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi at the inaugural day of the 10th Annual Conference of the association of Otolaryngologists of India at PGI today.

Doctors say that among the common causes of hearing loss, the loss due to infections ranks highest but can be prevented if diagnosed early. ``If the infection is diagnosed early, then it can be treated by giving anti-biotiocs. Otherwise, if the situation goes worse after 15 years, the treatment becomes difficult,’’ said Dr Deka.

Throwing light on Cochelear Implants, which are inserted in the patients for correction of the hearing disability, the doctors are advising proper screening beforehand on the procedure which entails a heavy cost of more than Rs Five lakh. In fact a live surgery was also performed in the conference on a nine year old boy was suffering partial hearing loss. The implant treatment is available in select places, including AIIMS and the PGI only. 

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She repairs golf clubs
Tribune News Service

Pauline J.M. Singh Chandigarh, August 27
The golf enthusiasts could not have asked for more. Yes on September 4. The Chandigarh Golf Range will have “Golfworks” where the golfers can get their clubs repaired and fitted.

The Golfworks is the brain child of Ms Pauline J.M. Singh, who underwent the Advanced Course Diploma in Golf Club Repairing, Making and Fitting from Golfsmith, Austin, Texas, the world’s largest club makers with state of the art repair and demonstration facilities. The course is accredited both by the USPGA and LPGA of America.

Pauline Singh was the first person from India to obtain this diploma. The course curriculum included both theory and practice — the latter being carried out at the Golfsmith Workshops, which boasts of the latest equipment for repair and fitting of all clubs. Accordingly, students taking the course worked on clubs of actual customers from all over the USA. “Golfsmith” is one of the largest Customs Club Fitters. This same expertise will soon be available at “Golfworks” at the CGA Range.

The opening of “Golfworks” will coincide with a Demo Day being conducted by Taylormade. During the demonstration golf enthusiasts will actually get to try out the latest TaylorMade r 7 Quad. The driver, has recently registered its 12th worldwide win, including 7 PGA tour events.

Pauline’s aim is to make Golfworks ‘the-one-stop-shop-for golfers’.

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North-zone throwball: local boys, girls register wins
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, August 27
Hosts Chandigarh recorded easy wins over their respective rivals in both men and women section, respectively, on the opening day of the of the North Zone Throwball Championship played here today at Sector 7 Sports Complex.

Earlier, Mr Inderjit Sandhu, Director, Sports, UT, inaugurated the meet. Ms Keshni Anand Arora, IAS, Haryana and preside of the Amateur Throwball Association of Chandigarh presided. Also present were Mr SP Arora, Director, Public Relations, UT, and Mr Gurdip Singh, Director Social Welfare, UT among others. A cultural programme was also held where students of Jawahar Navodya Vidyalya, Sector 25 and Mount Carmel School, Sector 47 presented dances.

Results: men: pool A: Haryana b Jammu and Kashmir 25-6, 25-12; Chandigarh b Himachal 25-12,25-15; Uttranchal b Haryana 26-24, 25-18; Himachal b J&K 25-18, 25-18. Pool B: Uttar Pradesh b Punjab 25-14,25-20; Uttar Pradesh b NCT, Delhi 25-15,25-18; Delhi b Punjab 25-15,25-14.

Women: Pool A: Punjab b NCT, Delhi 25-9,25-10; Delhi b Uttar Pradesh 25-12, 25-17; Delhi b Punjab 24-26, 25-18, 25-21; Delhi b NCT, Delhi 25-17,25-14. Pool B: Haryana b Himachal 25-3, 25-7; Chandigarh b J&K 25-09, 25-15; Haryana b Uttranchal 25-3, 25-3; J&K b Himachal 25-12, 20-25, 25-17.

Cycling races on August 29: Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association will hold Chandigarh mountain bike cycling races for boys and girls on August 29 at a resort, in Karoran village near Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, Chandigarh. During the championship the cyclists will be selected to take part in National Mountain Bike Cycling Championships. The events will be held in age group of senior (above 16 yrs), junior (14 to 16 yrs) and sub-junior (below 14 yrs).

Deepak wins Haryana pool title: Deepak Goel won the title in the Haryana State Nine-Ball Pool championship which came to close this evening at the Asia Billiards, Sector 34. Deepak defeated Anand Sharma. Meanwhile, the Haryana State Billiards and Snooker Association has selected a six-member team for the forthcoming National Pool championship to be held in Chandigarh soon. The team includes Deepak Goel, Anand Sharma, Amar Benipal, Sameer Bhalla, Aman Singh and Manish.

Govt Model-10, St Stephen’s in semis: Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10 will take on Government Model High School, Sector 42, in the tomorrow’s semi-final of the Chandigarh Sub-junior boys Football championship for Mahatma Hansraj DAV Trophy being played here at the football grounds, Sector 17. The other semi-finalists are St Stephen’s School, Sector 45 and DAV Senior Secondary school, Sector 8. Earlier, today, St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, downed Shivalik Public School, Sector 41 by 5-0, while DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, beat St Peter’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, also by 5-0. In the third match, Government Model High School, Sector 42, defeated Mount Carmel School, Sector 47 by 7-0. In the last match of the day, Sanjay Public school, Sector 44, did not turn up and GMSSS-10 got the walk over.

GGS-26 win handball meet: GGS College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, clinched Panjab University Inter-College Handball championships that concluded here today at university campus. Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, got second place, GTB Khalsa College for Women, Dasuya, won third place while MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, Chandigarh bagged the fourth place. In the last league matches played today, GGS College for Women, Ludhiana, beat GTB Khalsa College for Women, Dasuya 22-12, while Khalsa College For Women, Ludhiana, defeated MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh 24-14.

Cricket trials: A cricket academy will be opened by Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 44 on the school premises under the aegis of the Chandigarh Cricket Association affiliated to the Punjab Cricket Association. The selection trials in under12, under 15 and under 17 age groups will be held on August 29 at Sanjay Public School, Sector 44 at 10 am.

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DAV school boys enter final
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, August 27
Boys of Guru Nanak Mission School, Paonta Sahib, will clash with DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, in tomorrow’s final of the CBSE North Zone (Cluster XIII) Football Tournament being played here at Satluj Public School grounds, Sector 4, Panchkula. In this three-day meet, teams from school of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Chandigarh are taking part.

In the first semifinal, Guru Nanak Mission School boys prevailed upon Guru Nanak Khalsa School, Sector 30, 5-0 while in the other semifinal, DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, beat Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, by a solitary goal.

Earlier, in the quarterfinals , Guru Nanak Mission School, Paonta Sahib, overpowered DAV Public School, Ambala Cantonment, 4-0. In the other matches of the day, DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, got the better of Central School for Tibetans, Paonta Sahib, 4-0. In another match, Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, downed Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, Chandigarh, 5-0. The final will start at 2.30 pm.

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Manav Mangal corners glory in ball badminton
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, August 27
Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, Chandigarh, cornered glory in both boys’ and girls’ sections in the 10th Chandigarh State Sub-Junior Ball Badminton Championship at St Joseph's Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, today. As many as eight teams are taking part in the meet played on the league-cum-knockout basis.

Results: (boys): Pool A:GHPS-40 b MRASSS-27 29-15,29-14; MMHS-21(B team) b St Joseph's-44 (A team) 29-25, 29-28; MRASSS-27 b St Joseph's 44 (A) 29-18,29-8; MMHS-21( B) b GHPS-40 29-25,27-29,29-24; Pool B: MMHS-21 (A) b St Joseph's 44 (B) 29-15, 29-16;GHS, Khuda Lahora b GHS-32 29-13,29-14.

Girls: Pool A: St Joseph's-44 GHS-32 29-3, 29-3;Sacred Heart-26 GHS-32 29-3, 29-2. Pool B: GMHS-26 b GMHS-41 29-12,28-29,29-27;GHS, Khudal Lahora b MMHS-21 29-20,29-18; GMHS-41 b St Joseph's-44 (B) 29-6, 29-7; MMHS-21 b St Joseph;s 44(B) 29-6,29-4;GHS, Khuda Lahora b GMHS-36 29-12, 29-16.

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