PH gets bronze medals in table tennis, javelin throw

first_imgEvalyn Palabrica also secured a bronze in women’s javelin throw in athletics.On the same night, athletics top bet Eric Cray got gold and silver in 400m hurdle and 100m dash, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees 50 million could watch Mayweather-McGregor in the US alone Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Philippines got medals from table tennis and athletics to hike its bronze medal haul to 12 in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Tuesday night.Richard Gonzales won a bronze medal for the country in the table tennis men’s singles, a first for the sport so far.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View commentslast_img read more

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La Salle holds off FEU, stays on top

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The Lady Tamaraws, who were in a three-way tie with Ateneo and National University for second place before the duel, crashed to fourth with a 6-4 record.After scrapping for their lives in the fourth set, the Lady Spikers had a fairly easier route in the fifth set practically kicking down the Lady Tamaraws every step of the way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDesiree Cheng made a gorgeous off speed shot as she evaded FEU’s defense to give La Salle a 5-0 start and error on the Lady Tamaraws’s side gave the Lady Spikers a 10-4 leading heading into the final third of the fifth set.La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus said his veterans Kianna Dy, Mary Joy Baron, and Cheng had to step up in the fifth set after lackluster performances in the second and third set that allowed FEU to take a 2-1 set lead. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Adversities fuel Lady Falcons to victory Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bernadeth Pons put up 16 points to lead the Lady Tamaraws with Toni Rose Basas adding 12 of her own. MOST READ “In the second and third sets the veterans went missing, and no one would carry this team but them,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “So when the fourth and fifth set came, they should’ve adjusted to FEU’s play.”Dy and Baron eventually heeded De Jesus’ calls and proved vital in La Salle’s closeout.La Salle’s lead ballooned to nine, 13-4, after Dy’s menacing crosscourt kill and Baron finding an open spot for an ace.Tin Tiamzon joined in the fun scoring of a check ball for La Salle’s 14-5 lead.Baron and Dy led La Salle’s exploits with 18 points apiece while Cheng and Tiamzon combined for 19.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle had no intention of sharing first place after fending off Far Eastern University, 25-17, 21-25, 16-25, 25-20, 15-5, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday night.The league-leading defending champions spiked their winning streak to four games and improved to 8-2 securing at least a playoff for a spot in the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Rupununi man jailed for narco trafficking

first_imgA labourer from St Ignatius village, Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) was jailed for three years and fined 2,000 after he plead guilty to a trafficking in narcotics charge.Vibert PetersVibert Peters, 28, on Tuesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.It was alleged that Peters on July 17, at St Ignatius Village, had in his possession 110 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution contended that on the day in question, Peters was seen by Police ranks in the vicinity of Mocha Mocha at 01:00h acting in a suspicious manner while pushing a peddle cycle.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the court that Peters had a black haversack and a searched revealed that it contained stems, seeds and leaves suspected to be cannabis. The defendant was cautioned about the drugs found in his bag and he told the ranks he was taking it to a friend. He was arrested and taken to the Police station where the cannabis was weighed in him presence and which amounted to 110 grams.The unrepresented man told the court that on the day in question, he was on his way to his employer to collect his salary but instead he got caught with the black bag.last_img read more

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What Will We Do with the FIFA Money?

first_imgIt was a sad day for Africa Monday evening when we saw two of its top teams, Nigeria and Algeria, gracefully bow out of the World Cup in Brazil.  Nigeria lost to France and Algeria to Germany, ending Africa’s hope of reaching the semi-finals.  But we must quickly put away that sadness by redoubling our determination to do not only  better next time, but go out and win, until one day, probably in the next tournament, we will bring the Golden Cup to Africa.The world controlling Football Association, FIFA, and its wise and dynamic President, Sepp Blatter, announced last week that the organization was granting to each FIFA member association US$750,000 to develop football in their various countries.  This multi-billion dollar investment is highly significant.  What will Liberia do with hers?We understand that the Liberia Football Association (LFA) has plans for a national football academy, and football academies in all 15 countries.These are great plans which, if followed through with honesty, patriotism and determination, would significantly improve Liberian football.  But we also understand that two other problems facing the LFA could stand in the way of these football academy plans.  First, after all these years, the association is still renting.  Secondly, she owes salary arrears.  These two are in addition to travel costs and other recurrent expenses that limit the capacity of any organization to make effective, long-term use of financial resources.  It appears that the first order of business in the use of this FIFA grant is the salaries; next, the building of the headquarters, so that LFA will stop paying rent.   These are legitimate and probably urgent  expenditures.  For it would be difficult to see all that FIFA money in LFA’s hands when they are struggling to pay salaries and rents.  The Creoles in Sierra Leone laugh at people who possess lots of money and are yet living in poverty.  The Creoles dub this as “Money na hand, back na ground.”So it is understandable that LFA would be inclined to use some of the FIFA grant to take care of “urgent business.”  But the BIG question is, what of the long term. There will always be salaries to pay and maintenance costs once the headquarters building is erected.  But the more urgent and critical question is, Where will Liberian football be come the next World Cup in 2018?We pray that Mr. Bility, his team and LFA as a whole will start thinking big and making concrete, realistic and serious plans to build first, the National Football Academy—somewhere in Careysburg perhaps—and academies in each of the 15 counties.  We understand that FIFA is soon to send a team of experts here to help in formulating the plans for the future of Liberian football, in particular the academies.  We hope that LFA can engage some creative and visionary architects to plan both its headquarters and the academies.  Let the LFA headquarters be a landmark building, not a box or warehouse as people in this country are so used to building. No!  These football officials have seen the world.  Let them bring back something that will be functional and good to look at.Secondly, what are LFA’s real plans for the National Academy?  We are talking first of the program—academic, athletics and actual football training; and of the design of the complex to make it as efficient as possible.  The plan, as it is developed, should be exposed to the public to get their input.LFA should use the same approach for the County Academies, too.  Let the local people be involved; but ensure that the plans are developed by the best architects and contractors available.But we cannot overemphasize the need for well conceived and developed PROGRAMS for the National and the County academies that will truly make a difference and start training from childhood through secondary school, a new cadre of highly disciplined, talented, patriotic and smart Liberian footballers.In order to move forward with efficiency and effectiveness, the LFA must streamline its leadership and operational system and ensure that they make the best possible use of all that FIFA has to offer in training and in the success of Liberian football development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Teacher’s performance applauded

first_img“Linda is an outstanding teacher,” said Bernadette Torhan, the Helmers Elementary principal who nominated her for the award. “In my 28-year career in teaching, Linda Candib definitely falls into the top 1 percent.” As Candib’s students strolled in Tuesday from a physical-education class, they couldn’t contain their excitement for the accolade to the teacher they described as fun, interesting and “cool.” “She teaches a lot of different things, all fun stuff, but the best thing is she explains it to us in ways we can understand,” said Emily Tarantini, 9. For fourth-grader Jason Aguirre, Candib’s history lesson on jazz topped the list – one of several ways she is incorporating music into her Black History Month activities. “I loved Duke Ellington,” Jason said. VALENCIA – When Linda Candib’s fourth-graders got caught reading comic books, they weren’t reprimanded and sent to the principal’s office. Candib, a teacher at Charles Helmers Elementary School for nine years, used comic books as a way to teach Shakespeare to her students – one of many ways the former thespian incorporates the arts into her classroom every day. “I could teach without putting the arts into it, but that would be boring,” Candib said. For her creative way of bringing arts education into every element of her general-education classroom, Candib was named a finalist Tuesday for a coveted Bravo Award. The Music Center of Los Angeles County gives three of the awards annually: one to a general-education teacher, one to an arts-specialist teacher and one to a school for creativity, innovation and excellence in arts education. With Candib’s background in arts history and master’s degree in theater, it’s no mystery where she gets her passion for the performing arts. “The arts are everything, and I feel that students are not exposed to it enough,” she said. With shifting educational standards and ever-fewer arts-specialist teachers, general-education teachers are increasingly responsible for keeping valuable arts-related lessons in the classroom, which Candib calls necessary. “As an educator, I have an obligation to introduce my students to the different art forms so that they are culturally aware, and as they grow up they can learn to appreciate them,” she said. For the past two years she has been using “The Prospector,” a kid-friendly adaptation of a Puccini opera set in the Gold Rush period, to teach her kids about California history. She finds opera a valuable tool for teaching 9-year-old students. “It introduces them to history and language arts and to music and theater, which is proven to increase test scores in general.” More than a teacher, Candib has become an arts advocate at the school. She is involved in writing applications for grants to fund arts-related projects, and she teaches musical theater as an after-school enrichment class. She is one of three finalists in her category. The winner will be announced Feb. 27 at a dinner at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.musiccenter.org. connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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War amputee footballers tackle, shoot, score in rebel-held Syria

first_imgThe ball reaches the attacker, who steadies himself on his crutches and uses his sole leg to send it flying towards the goal.The keeper, who is missing his right arm, dives to his knees to make a save, but the ball bounces past him into the net amid cheers and whistles.For the past month, a physiotherapy centre in Syria’s northwest Idlib province has been training 19 war-wounded men and boys to establish a football team.Idlib is the last province in Syria still outside government control and has faced a weeks-long regime assault backed by Russia.Syrian amputees who were injured in the war warm up for a football match organised by a centre for physical therapy in Idlib, the last province in the country outside government control, on January 15, 2018 © AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOURSome players are civilians, others are fighters — but they have been brought together by their impairments and their shared love for football.“Sometimes, the ball crosses right in front of me and I want to shoot it with my left leg, then I feel sorry for myself because my leg’s amputated,” says Salah Abu Ali, sitting on the sun-soaked edge of the football pitch.“Some things are still hard, like running or being fast.”The 23-year-old player was wounded nearly a year ago in a bombardment on his native Raqa, a northern Syrian city recaptured from the Islamic State group.He woke up in the hospital to find his leg had been amputated and decided to seek safety to the west in rebel-held territory.– ‘Ole, ole!’ –“When I first arrived in Idlib, I didn’t know anyone. I just thought of the past. I didn’t want to work, go out. I didn’t like to see people or let them see me,” says Abu Ali.But when he found the football team, he says, it was like getting “a new life”.Syrian amputees who were injured in the war warm up for a football match organised by a centre for physical therapy in Idlib, the last province in the country outside government control, on January 15, 2018 © AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOUR“I lost a limb but life goes on — I want to live my life as positively as possible. I want to play football, swim, come and go.”Founded just over a year ago, the rehabilitation centre that runs the football sessions is housed in Idlib’s Specialist Hospital.It has treated some 900 war-wounded, including men and women of all ages with injuries ranging from simple fractures to amputations, says physiotherapist Mohammad Marea.“We had a psychological objective in training these guys but also wanted to target their morale,” Marea tells AFP.“Thank God, they responded quickly and happily, accepting the idea wholeheartedly,” says Marea.Next the centre plans on setting up bodybuilding and swimming classes.Footballers train two or three times a week, for sessions of up to two hours.Those that have prosthetic legs prop them up against the metal fence — they move faster without them — and wrap amputated limbs in protective gauze.Syrian amputees wounded in the war take part in a football training session organised by a centre for physical therapy at a pitch in Idlib, the last province in the country outside the government’s control, on January 12, 2018 © AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOURAt a recent friendly match, opposing players wearing mint-green and red jerseys grappled over the ball on a pitch set up by charity association Shafak.“Ole, ole, ole!” team members cheered, their arms around each other’s shoulders and hopping on one leg.Added to the usual cacophony of cheers and referee whistles was the clinking of crutches as players darted across the field.– ‘Life doesn’t stop’ –At home after his match, Abdulqader al-Youssef drapes his medal around his toddler son’s head.“Look at what Daddy won today!” says the beaming 24-year-old, a lifetime football lover who played on his local team.Syrian amputees wounded in the war bandage their injured limbs prior to a football match organised by a centre for physical therapy in Idlib, the last province in the country outside the government control, on January 15, 2018 © AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOURYoussef hails from Homs, a central Syrian city known as “the capital of the revolution” that erupted across the country in 2011.He joined the uprising as a rebel fighter and even played football on breaks from the front, but he lost his right leg in clashes against government troops in 2015.“Being wounded was a huge shock to me. There were so many things I could do before my injury that I couldn’t do afterwards,” says Youssef, his dark curly hair pulled back by a black headband.Carrying groceries seemed an impossible task, until he joined the physiotherapy football team.“Since beginning training, I can do things I couldn’t do before. I used to say it was too hard, but now I can lift a gas canister and other things,” he says proudly.Syrian amputees wounded in the war take part in a football training session organised by a centre for physical therapy at a pitch in Idlib, the last province in the country outside government control, on January 12, 2018 For the past month, a physiotherapy center in Syria’s northwest Idlib province has been training 19 war-wounded men and boys to establish a football team. © AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOUR“Life doesn’t stop at an injury. Don’t lose hope or get sad at losing a limb,” he adds.“As our trainers told us today, there’s no handicap of the body — just of the mind.”Still, war is never far away. On Saturday, one trainee player was killed in a bomb blast in Idlib city.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Syrian amputees who were injured in the war take part in a football match organised by a centre for physical therapy in Idlib, the last province in the country outside government control, on January 15, 2018 © AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOURIDLIB, Syrian Arab Republic, Feb 13 – At the referee’s whistle, the young forward leans on his crutches and punts the football with his only leg, kicking off a match between war amputees in Syria’s battered northwest.What follows is a different take on the beautiful game: men of all ages, some using crutches, deftly pass the ball back and forth as they sail across the field.last_img read more

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VARDY DROPPED? ‘I’d play Vardy, Kane AND Rooney against Russia’ – Dean Ashton

first_imgDean Ashton has told talkSPORT ‘questions will be asked’ over Roy Hodgson’s team selection if England fail to perform and record a victory in their Euro 2016 opener against Russia on Saturday.The Russians have been hit with a string of injury problems ahead of the game, giving England a great chance to get their European Championship campaign off to a bang.But reports on Friday suggested that Jamie Vardy will be dropped from the starting XI, despite being one of the nation’s most in-form strikers.Vardy hit 24 goals for Premier League winners Leicester this term, and has netted three goals in eight appearances for England.But after a disappointing display against Portugal, which saw the Three Lions win 1-0 but fail to really combine as a team, Hodgson is considering reverting back to his favoured 4-3-3 formation with a selection of his trusted and proven players.It means Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling, who has struggled to shine in his first season at Manchester City, are likely to come back into the side against Russia.But former England striker Ashton believes Hodgson should be full throttle in attack and really take the game to the struggling Russians.When asked about the Vardy reports, the ex-West Ham frontman told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “It doesn’t surprise me, but if it’s true, to me that would be a little bit…not deflating, but I was hoping we’d go with two strikers.“Especially against Russia; I don’t think there’s anything to fear against them and I would have loved to have seen us really go out in this first game and really attack, to see if they can cope with the youth and legs in our team.“There will be questions asked.“[Hodgson’s team against Portugal] baffled me a bit. We had strikers chasing down full-backs, and that’s the last thing you want to see.“In all the England games we’ve seen so far [in the build-up to the Euros], I think they have shown that Roy has really struggled with the formation he’s going to play and what team he’s going to play.“I’m excited about how the team looks, I like the youthfulness the energy we’ve got.“I would play Rooney, Kane and Vardy in this first game, I really would.“I’d really go and try to attack Russia, and Rooney is big part of that. Rooney is the type of player who, when we need a goal, can produce something.“It might be a free-kick, it might be something special, it might be a threaded pass that nobody else sees. I just think he’s still got that quality, and that’s why I’d have him in the team.”last_img read more

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CHOCTAW INDIAN WAYLON WHITE DEER ORGANISES FAMINE WALK THIS WEEKEND

first_imgPhoto: Tony Dalton Falcarragh community gardener receives Choctaw heirloom squash seeds from AFRI organiser Waylon White Deer.For hundreds of years, Choctaw Indians  raised corn, beans and squash in vast and fertile flood plains,  until the American army evicted them from their ancient homelands on deadly 500-mile forced marches. Not long after, the Choctaw were asked to donate monies to help feed the victims of Ireland’s Great Hunger. They gave what little they had.The 1847 Irish-Choctaw Famine link will again be included in Northwest Donegal’s second annual Afri Famine commemoration walk. “Choctaw heirloom squash seeds will be handed to walkers by community garden members in Dunfanaghy and planted at the community garden in Falcarragh” explained Maire Nic Fhearraigh, a walk organiser.The harvest will be enjoyed by both communities. First plantings at Glenveagh National Park have already sprouted. The seeds were donated by Waylon White Deer, a Choctaw Indian now living in Falcarragh. An eventual global network of seed sharing communities is the goal of this year’s Famine walk. “We will be sowing seeds of hope and remembrance” Nic Fhearraigh added. Sponsored by Action from Ireland (Afri) and Concern Worldwide, the walk will begin at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 4, from the Dunfanahy Workhouse Museum to the old Famine storehouse in Falcarragh, known as The Yard. Transport will be provided from Falcarragh to Dunfanaghy and then back to the Workhouse Museum, following music and refreshments. The walk route covers approximately 9 miles.  Everyone is cordially invited to participate without charge. Suitable walk clothing is encouraged.More info:Contact Waylon White Deer: 085-7692373http://www.derryjournal.com/news/features/gary-whitedeer-one-man-s-affinity-with-ireland-s-great-hunger-1-6907217 https://www.facebook.com/events/270568779959062/CHOCTAW INDIAN WAYLON WHITE DEER ORGANISES FAMINE WALK THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 2nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ChoctawDunfanaghyFamine WalkFeaturesIndiannewsWaylon White Deerlast_img read more

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Smith: Sanchez could reject Arsenal’s £270k deal to play in Champions League

first_imgArsenal legend Alan Smith believes Alexis Sanchez could still leave despite the massive £270,000-a-week offer on the table for the Chilean international.Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain are interested in signing Sanchez, who has asked for £300,000 to remain at the Emirates. Bonuses written into his contract will take him closer to the sum he wants, but Smith says Sanchez could still leave after the Gunners missed out on the top four. Smith told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Champions League football might play a part.  All the top lads want to be involved in that competition. “I don’t know, I can’t read his mind how happy he is there. How badly does he want to win trophies?”Smith believes his former club are the underdogs heading into Saturday’s FA Cup final, given the lengthy injury list facing Arsene Wenger. Smith said: “They’re not without problems, which is not ideal for a cup final.“You’ve got to give them a chance. You don’t give them a huge one, they go in as underdogs, but that might just suit the Gunners.“Who thought they would get past Manchester City in the semis?“It’s a one-off game and they’ve got match-winners – you mentioned the main one, [Alexis] Sanchez.”last_img read more

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