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German doctor conducts live workshop
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 23
The cause of chronic pain is not only pressure on nerve but there are also significant bio-mechanical and chemical factors. This was stated by Dr Stephan Hellinger, a general orthopaedic surgeon from Munich, Germany.

Dr Hellinger conducted a live workshop on two patients suffering from disc disease by non-endoscopic laser and radio frequency disc ablation, decompression and nucleotomy at the PGI on Sunday.

The main objective of the workshop was to discuss the minimal invasive spine procedure options and to understand the patient indications and contraindication by the above procedure to demonstrate correct access into the disc space to understand nucleoplasty and annuloplasty.

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SPORTS
 

Sector 16 trounce DAV-15 boys
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 23
A fine knock of 68 runs, studded with nine 4s, helped Sector 16 Cricket Stadium to trounce DAV Public School, Sector 15, by a mammoth margin of 178 runs in the inaugural pool D match of the Hot Weather Cricket Tournament. The tournament is being organised by the Chandigarh Sports Department at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here.

The Sector 16 team won the toss and elected to bat first. Amit Prasher's 68 runs and Anupam Gambir's 36 runs gave their team a flying start.

Sector 16 openers Prasher and Simrat Bawa (44 not out in 49 deliveries) make a 60-run partnership. Amool stumped Prasher on bowling by Prabjit (1 for 23). Gautam Gambhir (8) and Bawa made 238 for 4 in 30 overs and their innings lasted 135 minutes.

Chasing a tough task of 239 runs to victory, DAV Public School's innings fell as they were bundled out for 60 runs in 17.4 overs. The Sector 16 bowlers responsible for wrecking DAV-15's innings were Surinder and Gautam Gambir. In his tantalising spell of 4.4 overs, Surinder captured five wickets for just six runs. Gambir also bowled with accuracy and bagged four wickets for 17 runs in 5 overs. Satnam got the wicket of opener Abhishek Sood (11) for 19 runs in four overs.

Only two DAV-15 batsmen could reach the double figure mark - openers Amood Veer (28) and Abhishek Sood (11). The rest of the DAV-18 batsmen failed to cope up with the bowling of Gambhir and Surinder.

Earlier, adviser to UT administrator Lalit Sharma inaugurated the first-ever month-long Chandigarh Hot Weather Open Cricket Tournament. Forty-four teams from different clubs, schools and institutions are participating in this tournament.

Brief scores:

Sector 16 Stadium: 238 for 4 in 30 overs (Amit Prasher 68, Anupam Ghambir 36, Simrat Bawa n.o. for 44, Varun 14, Saurav 29, Amit 1 for 32, Prabjet 1 for 23, Jagteswar 1 for 42, Mohit 1 for 50).

DAV-15: 60 all out in 17.4 overs (Amool Veer 28, Abhishek Sood 1, Surinder 5 for 6, Gautam Gambhir 4 for 17, Satnam 1 for 19).

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Bronze will revive hockey, feels Baljit
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 23
A podium finish in the recent 16th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup eight-nation hockey tournament at Ipoh, Malaysia, has given the much-needed boost to Indian, feels Indian custodian Baljit Singh.

“With the success, the team will go the forthcoming tournaments like Beijing Olympics-2008 with a positive frame of mind,” says the city-based player while interacting with the TNS at the hockey stadium, Sector 42, on Thursday.

Baljit, known as “Balli” among friends, made the city proud with the way he handled the position between the posts.

“Ours was a young side but we had prepared thoroughly for the meet. We assessed the game plan of other teams through video sessions during a month-long training camp at Bangalore. The only downside was that we just had two or three practice matches,” says Baljit, who stopped many crucial shots at goal, particularly in the game against Australia in which he stopped over five attempts.

Baljit was all praise for Indian coach Joaquim Carvalho, who showed confidence in his young turks.

Satisfied with his recent performance, the young goalkeeper is now eyeing other forthcoming events. “I have started preparing for eight-nation Champions Challenge to be held at Belgium from June 23. We are also pulling up our socks for the next year’s Beijing Olympics,” he says. Equally happy is Baljit’s coach Jasbir Bajwa. Terming Baljit one of the best goalkeepers, he says: “He has all the qualities that one associates with an international goalkeeper.”

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Chandigarh lift u-17 cricket trophy
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 23
Chandigarh beat Bathinda on the basis of their first innings lead in the final match of the Punjab inter-district u-17 tournament for the M.L. Markan Trophy 2007-08 at the PCA stadium, here today.

Resuming from 54 for no loss, the Chandigarh team declared their second innings on 233 for 5 in 89 overs. Anil Sihag and Shivam Khurana consolidated the innings with their 67 and 62 runs innings, respectively. Shah Nawaj (33) was the other notable scorer. Raj Kamal and Anshul took two wickets each for 25 and 43 runs, respectively. At the end of the play, Bathinda were on 11 for no loss in four overs.

Brief scores:

Chandigarh (1st innings): 335 all out in 93.3 overs;

Bathinda (1st innings): 115 all out in 78.3 overs (Jashan Deep 34, Rajkamal 34, Gurinder 8 for 42, Anshul Tripathi 2 for 19); Chandigarh (2nd innings): 233 for 5 in 89 overs (declared) (Anil Sihag 67, Shivam Khurana 62, Shah Nawaj 33, Raj Kamal 2 for 25, Anshul 2 for 43); Bathinda (2nd innings): 11 for 1 in 4 overs.

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500 to take part in wushu meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 23
More than 500 boys and girls from 30 states and union territories will be seen in action in the four-day 7th Indian Oil Junior National Wushu Championship scheduled to be held at Sector 10 Skating Rink, here, from May 26. The event is being organised by the Wushu Association of Chandigarh.

According to Sudershan Kumar, the general secretary of the association, the Government of India has included Wushu in its “priority list”. We are thankful for this and express gratitude to Dr Yogendra Narain, secretary general of the Rajya Sabha and president of Wushu Association of India and Shri Anand Kacker, general secretary, for their efforts.”

Addressing a press conference, treasurer of the association Kulawant Singh said 27 states have already confirmed their participation. The association will provide free boarding and lodging to the participants, technical officials and other officials for six days from May 25 to 30, 2007. A team of doctors from the General Hospital, Sector 16, will remain on duty at the venue during the entire championship. The gold medallists of this championship will take part in the Junior Asian Wushu Championship, slated to he held at Korea from June 25 to 30, 2007.

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Netball
3 local players on list of probables
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 23
Three local players - Prabhjot Kaur, Preeti and Shivani Rana - have made it to the list of probables for attending a netball coaching camp to be held at Trichi (Tamil Nadu) from June 1 to 12.

According to R. Sharan, general secretary of the Netball Association of Chandigarh, the final Indian netball team will participate in the Four-Nation Tournament South Asian Championship. Netball

The championship has been scheduled to be held at Colombo, Sri Lanka, from June 15 to 17.

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