Moment of truth

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cone was also quick to dismiss any personal rivalries with his counterpart and downplay coaches’ roles in this beautiful series, which may have seen its bad officiating but is being played with such class by both squads.“I don’t think experience (in Game 7s) counts here,” Cone said. “We’ve had our share of Game 7s, Norman and I, but I’m not sure [our] experience matters there.”This game was what Cone and his gang avoided last season after Justin Brownlee hit that buzzer-beating triple off Allen Durham’s face to end Game 6 that ended an eight-year title wait for the Kings.Ginebra has a 2-1 record in Game 7s, with Cone to handle the Kings in such a game for the first time.Needless to say, this will be the Bolts’ first Game 7.Save for the Game 1 rout scored by the Kings, this series has been as tight as it could be.And no matter which team gets out of this one alive, this series will provide a fitting ending to what has been a very interesting season. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA UK’s Prince Harry detonates landmine in Angola as visits site being cleared by Halo Trust PLAY LIST 01:41UK’s Prince Harry detonates landmine in Angola as visits site being cleared by Halo Trust00:50Trending Articles02:05Going ‘nude’: UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones01:37Protesters 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 Batang Pinoy: Coronel, Taguinod continue swimming dominance with quadruple golds LATEST STORIES Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort “He will figure it out and find a way to get back (at us), so…,” Black said, practically admitting that the burden of adjustment also falls on his shoulders despite having some sort of momentum heading into his franchise’s biggest game.“It’s us against the world,” Black said with a chuckle as he recounted the experience of coaching in front of that huge crowd.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 shutoutMeralco pulled off a 98-91 win that necessitated the 7 p.m. rubber match Friday, leading by as large as 20 early before taking the best punches the Gin Kings could throw in the stretch.Black said that he’s been on both ends of a Game 7, as far as his recollection could take him. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I remember winning the last two games against Purefoods and David Thirdkill while I was playing coach (at San Miguel),” he said. “But, I also lost a championship to coach Tim when Alaska won the last two games and we couldn’t hold a 3-2 lead (while coaching Sta. Lucia).”It’s going to be a tall order, Black knows, as he tries to squeeze the best out of his players one more game and gift the franchise its first-ever pro championship.“It’s just really tough to beat Ginebra, they are well-coached and have crowd support,” Black said. “We really had to fight every second to beat them.”Triumphing in Game 6 has some of its perks, especially taking that winning feeling into what many great sportsmen have described as “the best two words in sports.”“We’re where we want to be, ever since the start of the conference,” he said. “We just have to do it one more time and we just have to get it done. One team is going to get it done, for sure, and I hope that it’s us.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE—Minutes after a raucous celebration died down, just when a Game 7 in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals had been forged, Meralco coach Norman Black was quick to plant his feet back on earth and tell the media that the kind of opposition he’s up against is not at all lost on him.“One thing I know about coach Tim (Cone) is that you can’t do anything twice (to him), that’s for sure,” Black said with a straight face when asked if his Bolts could pull out the same dominant game they did on Wednesday night’s Game 6, where an all-time record crowd of 53,642 made its noisy presence felt all night at Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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The longer Brownlee stays in PH, the more he feels at home

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:37Protesters 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 Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter leading Barangay Ginebra to another title, Justin Brownlee would be the first to admit that he feels right at home here in the Philippines.“I feel more like a Filipino the longer I stay here. I love it here,” Brownlee said.ADVERTISEMENT And even after all the celebrations he’s been in with Ginebra winning back-to-back Governors’ Cup titles, the 29-year-old couldn’t stay away from the game he loves.He even follows UAAP games featuring the Adamson Soaring Falcons and his friend Papi Sarr, who, like Brownlee, is also handled by the same agent in Sheryl Reyes.“I like the team and I like (Sarr) as a player. I think he’s an incredible rebounder and when he gets the ball around the basket, you might as well say it’s two points,” he said. “It’s a lot similar. The college atmosphere, for me, has a lot of excitement especially with the band playing and the fans they get really into it. They get emotional. It’s really exciting.”Leaving the country on Tuesday, Brownlee couldn’t help but feel emotional as he leaves what he felt his second home once again.But the 6-foot-7 forward is keeping his fingers crossed that the Gin Kings will give him a call to return to the Philippines anew next season.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 That feeling shouldn’t come as a surprise given how warm the legions of Ginebra fans have welcomed Brownlee with open arms in the two years he’ve spent in the country.So inculcated is the soft-spoken reinforcement that he already has his go-to food whenever he goes out.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“I love the chicken adobo here,” he said.But it’s not just the food, as Brownlee said that what makes him love the country more is the people’s passion for the sport of basketball — the same reason why the former St. John’s standout found himself here, roughly 9,000 miles away from his hometown of Tifton, Georgia. Read Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Hopefully, I could return pretty soon. I definitely would love to play the second and third conferences. I don’t think (Ginebra) has decided yet, but hopefully, I’ll be back, for sure,” he said. “I’m just trying to relax right now, reflect a little bit, and take it from there. But Ginebra will always be my priority.” Inspired Parker delivers for FEU with his family in attendance QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

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Cormier keeps title, dominates Oezdemir at UFC 220

first_imgCormier was awarded the title after Jon Jones was stripped of his light heavyweight championship when he failed his latest doping test.Cormier had lived in Jones’ shadow for the last few years of his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut against Oezdemir, he was worthy of the title.Cormier nearly put away Oezdemir in the first round with a choke until there was a late save by the bell. But Cormier pinned Oezdemir against the canvas early in the second and finished him off with a series of punches to the face. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next MOST READ Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Daniel Cormier throws a punch against Volkan Oezdemir in their Light Heavyweight Championship fight during UFC 220 at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFPDaniel Cormier has defended his 205-pound title with a dominating performance over Volkan Oezdemir in the co-main event of UFC 220.Cormier (20-1) had the Boston crowd behind him and Oezdemir (16-1) taking shots in front of him Saturday night, putting him away just 2 minutes into the second round. Cormier raised his hands in triumph as UFC President Dana White wrapped the title belt around his waist. He dropped to his knees on the canvas and said he proved he was worthy of being called champion.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oklahoma State upsets Oklahoma in OT, overcomes Trae Young’s 48 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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Pingris, Magnolia thriving in PBA’s physical play

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “In the first quarter, we didn’t show any defense. We were too excited to beat them and that’s how we fell behind,” he said in Filipino.“Coach [Chito Victolero] told us to relax and remind ourselves who we are, how our defense was, and play our game. That’s what we did: bank on our defense.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith the Hotshots playing again like the juggernaut that they were in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, it didn’t take long before they overtook the Batang Pier and claimed the 86-79 win on Tuesday to once again proceed to the semifinals.Pingris could not let Magnolia back down from the opposition as it matched GlobalPort’s physicality on his way to 13 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks in the victory. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Jarencio takes blame for GlobalPort meltdown: ‘I wasn’t able to prepare my team’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgivingcenter_img LATEST STORIES View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor Marc Pingris, Magnolia needed a few bumps here and there to knock some sense back into the team.Bullied by the desperate GlobalPort to start the game to fall behind by as much as 20 in the first quarter, the two-seed Hotshots were shell-shocked as the prospects of wasting their twice-to-beat advantage slowly loomed over their heads.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The veteran forward is relishing the new physicality in the PBA, which has been one of the changes under new commissioner Willie Marcial.“The game in the PBA now is different. It’s more physical and I like it because we’re used to that type of game. That’s how it is in the provinces: a little physical but without any intention to hurt,” he said.But Pingris is not falling complacent as Magnolia prepares for its semifinals date against either NLEX or Alaska.“We can’t tell what will happen because the way the game is officiated, it changes in the semis and in the Finals,” he said. “You can’t take away the physicality, but you should always have the right mindset to play your game. Hopefully, with the changes, we can have the opportunity that we’ve long prayed for, to once again make it to the Finals.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READlast_img read more

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Gilas shatters Great Wall

first_imgView comments NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Rizal complex saved 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Down to 10 men going into the last 32:27, the Filipinos built a commanding lead early and then bounced back from a momentary loss of focus by riding Terrence Romeo on offense and shutting down the Chinese in the final 4:20 for the first upset of the tournament.The win, carved out even with Calvin Abueva leaving with 2:27 left in the first period after head-butting Li Gen, put the Filipinos in a position to top Group B and advance to the next round outright.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 starsRomeo scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth period, eight of them coming in a string that had the Philippines roaring back from an 84-87 deficit to a 92-87 lead going into the final 2:02.It was a whirlwind offensive show by the 5-foot-10 Romeo, who played behind the shadow of Jayson Castro the last time this tournament was played in Changsha, where the Chinese scored a 78-67 decision to win the championship. A Gilas Pilipinas side that didn’t back down at all on Wednesday night just tilted the balance of power in the Fiba Asia Cup by bringing down defending champion China, 96-87, that put an automatic quarterfinal berth well within reach at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENT Defense jump-started the Philippine offense, especially in the stretch with Japeth Aguilar challenging every shot inside en route to a total of five blocks and Gabe Norwood harassing China’s best perimeter men to no end.Christian Standhardinger also made his tournament debut in a huge way, holding his own inside despite being terribly undersized. He answered the team’s call at the last moment as its naturalized player after Andray Blatche refused to make the trip for security reasons.It was a tense match, to say the least, with tempers flaring on multiple occasions and the Filipinos refusing to back down despite the size advantage the Chinese have on them on all positions.Guo Ailun rallied the Chinese from deficits of as large as 17 in the first half with a virtuoso performance in the third period, only to foul out with 4:40 left in the game.Gilas next faces Iraq at 9 p.m. (Manila time) on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

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PH archers miss gold target anew, settle for bronze medals

first_imgLATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH cyclists Aquino, Salamat fall short View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ The Filipinos were shut out, 0-6 (54-57, 53-58, 49-52), by the Malaysians in the semifinals.The women’s side, composed of Nicole Marie Tagle, Mary Queen Ybañez and Kareel Meer Hongitan, also blanked Vietnam, 6-0, (51-44, 50-47, 55-47) for third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingTagle and company bowed to their Indonesian counterparts, 2-6, (50-52, 55-54, 54-56, 52-55) in the semis.The 15-year-old Tagle bagged the silver medal in the individual women’s recurve Sunday.The country’s archers still have a chance to win that elusive gold in the mixed doubles event on Tuesday. The Philippines’ archers stayed off target for a gold medal as both the men’s and women’s teams settled for bronze medals in the recurve events in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at National Sports Center Synthetic Turf Field in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The men’s squad, featuring Florante Matan, Gabriel Moreno and Mark Javier, secured bronze after beating Vietnam, 6-0, (50-49, 55-54, 54-53).ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonylast_img read more

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Australian cricket team arrives in Delhi

first_imgThe Australian cricket team on Monday arrived in New Delhi for a Test and ODI series against India starting October 1 in Mohali.The Ricky Ponting-led side will leave for Mohali this afternoon where it is scheduled to play against Board President’s XI in a three-day practice match from September 25.The Test series between the two sides would be played in Mohali and Bangalore (October 9 to 13).This would be followed by a three-match ODI series starting October 17. The matches are scheduled to be held in Kochi, Visakhapatnam and Goa.Heavy rainfall in the area is hampering rescue operations.Relief trains from Kota and Jhansi have been sent to the accident spot.last_img

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India’s folk culture showcased at Games opening

first_imgThe vividness of country’s folk culture was on its full display at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in New Delhi on Sunday when dancers from Ladakh to Kerala and Sikkim to Gujarat gave a scintillating performance. Celebrating the ‘spirit of India’, the performers from 18 states showcased the richness, vibrancy and diversity in the country’s folk culture. Titled ‘Celebration’, folk dancers from various corners of the country came together to rejoice and dance in celebration of the message of the Mahatma. Showcased were flower dance from Ladakh, Bihu dance from Assam, Bhagoria from Madhya Pradesh, Panthi from Chattisgarh, Ghantu from Sikkim, Bhangra from Punjab, Kalbelia from Rajasthan and Ghoomar from Haryana.- With inputs from PTIlast_img

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I have been able to work successfully on my flaws: Dravid

first_imgRahul Dravid was a satisfied man after his marathon innings of 191 and more so because he had been able to get rid of the few technical glitches he had developed in his batting of late.”I had not batted well against the left-arm pacers during the Australia series. (He was troubled by Doug Bollinger and Mitchell Johnson). So I went back to NCA and worked on my flaws with the coaches there and also spoke about it to Gary(Kirsten).”Basically, I was opening the face of the bat towards cover and that was causing trouble. So when Andy McKay was bowling, the idea was to play as straight as possible. That was one area I worked on,” said the hero of India’s third day’s play.His poor run before the New Zealand series came in for a lot of criticism but Dravid felt that there was no point thinking about that.”Look questions are bound to be asked if you are not scoring runs. It’s just that when you are 23 or 24, people ask different questions and when you are 37 or 38, they ask different questions. That’s part and parcel of modern day cricket and you have got to accept that. The best way to come back is to score runs.”As far as I am concerned, I have never really bothered about the questions. It’s always been about how I feel emotionally, physically and spiritually and whether I am giving my hundred per cent or not. These are a few boxes I always mentally tick before a series,” he told the reporters.advertisementDravid, however, felt that credit should go to the bowlers for dismissing New Zealand for 193. “New Zealand have batted very well in the series. We have scored excess of 450 quite often but it’s the bowlers who helped us in getting a big lead. The first session on Tuesday will be very crucial.”If we can get a few wickets till the ball is new and hard just like their bowlers did it today, it would be great. The pitch is still pretty flat and the ball isn’t turning much. It’s still a good batting track. Once the ball gets older it will be easier for the batsman to settle down and score runs,” Dravid assessed.Although seven among the top eight in the batting order got runs in the series with the exception of Suresh Raina, Dravid said the series in South Africa will be a different ball game altogether.”It’s always nice to have runs as it gives you the confidence. Having said that, we have to be aware that the conditions in South Africa will be completely different.”Dravid also said that one shouldn’t be too harsh on young Raina as this is a learning experience for him.”He is having a rough time but we all know that he is a terrific talent. Test cricket is a hard school and he will only learn from these experiences. We have all seen in ODIs how good he can be once he gets going. Hopefully, he will score runs in South Africa.”When asked how difficult it is to bat long hours at this age, he smiled and replied, “It’s always difficult to bat long hours irrespective of your age. It can physically and emotionally exhaust. Personally, I like batting for long hours because then only I can score runs.””Hope I can bat pretty more like Viru one day,” he said with a grin.Dravid also admitted that except Virender Sehwag, none of the Indian batsmen have been able to completely dominate Daniel Vettori.”Vettori has had control over Indian batsmen. Save Viru who has successfully attacked him, none of us have been able to dominate Vettori which has given him the opportunity to carry on bowling from one end and rotate the pacers from the other end,” he said.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Crafted to perfection

first_imgThe Commonwealth Games 2010 is the biggest example of successful event managementLights, camera, action… these words have been synonymous with the entertainment industry for generations but finally a change has come. The new mantra is all about pleasing the audience. This ranges from client servicing activities to providing well planned,The Commonwealth Games 2010 is the biggest example of successful event managementLights, camera, action… these words have been synonymous with the entertainment industry for generations but finally a change has come. The new mantra is all about pleasing the audience. This ranges from client servicing activities to providing well planned events. A new direction with a horizon of opportunities is event management. The profession is best defined as the science of managing events is on a rise and has a promising future. FICCI has estimated event management to be a Rs 3000 crore industry by next year. “Event management is emerging as a top industry, growing at the rate of 35 per cent and proving to be a very lucrative and rewarding career”, says Hoshi Bhiwandiwalla, founder dean and director of the National Institute of Event Management.”India spends annually more than Rs 5000 crore to entertain the public and this figure is fast growing. Despite strict government regulations like high entertainment tax, 10 pm deadlines and harassment in licenses and permits; the event management industry is unstoppable and has a great future. Now more than 2000 companies have forayed into events. The present picture is extremely positive,” adds Bhiwandiwalla.An event is the successful implementation of a vision, bringing to reality a skillful blend of ideas, creativity, logistics, budgets, permits, people, performers and the publicity channels. The successful implementation has different departments working towards creating a success thus different placement opportunities.These mainly consist of the creative team, client servicing, and the production department. The creative division will look after designing the event and its various components like stage and set designing. Client servicing and business development, as the name suggests, works towards get new clients and looking after them. The production department caters to logistics demands and along with the event planners, executes the event. Along with this, various departments like human resource, legal, licenses, artist management and accounts are also a part of the organisation.Events in India have grown in a big way and can be classified into different categories. These were highlighted by Roshan Abbas, managing director, Encompass, who explains, “now events can be classified into different categories ranging from sports management to film awards and city specific events. With the Commonwealth Games and F1 coming to India, sports management has seen a great boost. Film awards have now become a part of the industry and have been great success. New events like organised religion and city specific events are now growing. The Kumbh Mela and other festivals see a lot of event management behind them. The Jaipur literary festival and the Goa film festivals are popular events that have been showcased in a different way.”The opening up of the Indian economy saw foreign products flooding the Indian market and that brought mega product launches, thus boosting the business. The international exposure increased when event companies brought in foreign artists and some companies took the best of India abroad. This growth demanded an increase in job opportunities. “Young Indians are very adaptable, easy to adjust with and have the skill to multitask. This works in their favour and provides them the opportunity for quick growth,” says Abbas.The jack of all trades and the master of blending skills, best define an event manager. The job entails planning, organising, promoting, motivating people to unfold an extravaganza with no retakes. Discussing the popularity of the industry, Abbas adds, “Lack of barriers is something that attracts people towards event management. Smart sharp people can easily learn the ways of working and excel in the industry.”Though the above qualities help excel in this field but require a bit more, Bhiwandiwalla explains, “A student who wishes to become an event manager should have good leadership and communication skills, organising abilities, should be creative, with great PR skills, and he should be passionate about events.” Developing your foothold in the entertainment industry requires a lot of perseverance, hard work and a little patience. It is important to have the right attitude and always remember your love and passion for the work. “Event management is all about facing the clients and dealing with people. It is not a desk job. It’s imperative to have people skills, to make sure you get your ideas across clearly. You should also be good at crises management as a lot needs to be changed at the last moment” says Abbas.With variety of courses available to create your mark in event management it is important to remember the balance between theory and practical. Internships will provide a deeper understanding on the industry. “Event management is one of the top careers and a very lucrative field for those who are dynamic and want to make a great career. The starting salaries may be just a bit moderate, but one can earn a fat salary packet with a decent experience, and a lot of hard work put in. The sky is the limit for the dynamic event managers” explains Bhiwandiwalla. The starting salary in this industry can range from Rs 12,000 to Rs 20,000 but the growth pattern is fast and depending on the person one can excel in no time. The entertainment industry gives opportunities to shine at an accelerating speed and one can earn Rs 50,000 in no time. InstitutesAmity Institute of Event Management Delhi, www.amity.edu/aiemNational Institute of Event Management Pune, www.niemindia.com               Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Pune, www.simc.eduMudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad, www.mica-india.netStarting salaryRanges from Rs 12,000 to Rs 20,000 per monthSalary for the creative department start from Rs 10,000 to Rs 16,000 p.m.Production department salaries are between Rs 8,000 and Rs 14,000 p.m.Client servicing team wages range from Rs 12,000 to Rs 18,000 p.m.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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