Silver lining

first_imgMOST READ JAKARTA—Kiyomi Watanabe ran smack into a superior Japanese enemy Thursday night and settled for second in the 18th Asian Games’ judo competition for women in the 63-kilogram class to give the Philippine campaign here its first silver medal and continue to improve on its last performance.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “I was very nervous, I faced a strong player in this competition,” the 22-year-old Watanabe, born in Cebu to a Filipino mother but raised in Japan, said through an interpreter at Gelora Bung Karno’s Jakarta Convention Center. “It’s a very strong field.”Watanabe lost by ippon after a second waza-ari by world No. 3 Nami Nabekura with 1:53 left in the final, as the Philippines’ medal haul was jacked up to 4-1-13 (gold, silver, bronze) for 17th overall at press time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’China still leads this 45-nation meet with 230 medals in total, counting 108 golds, with host Indonesia the best-placed Southeast Asian country at fourth overall with 30-22-37.“A [silver] medal is OK,” Watanabe, who is ranked 19th in the world, said. “I was just very nervous in the last match. Coming to this tournament, we had a game plan, but I was just so nervous I could not execute.” View comments “With her present form, a top-five finish is not far-fetched,” coach Ani de Leon-Brown said of Mangrobang. “If she can step up her game, a podium finish is very possible.”Huelgas, a two-time SEA Games champ, and John Chicano are also raring to plunge into action.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Didal’s next stop: Tokyo LATEST STORIES How does the BPO industry help undergrad students? PLAY LIST 02:08How does the BPO industry help undergrad students?02:21What makes the Philippines the BPO capital of the world?02:01Gov’t economic team aims to achieve ‘regime of high growth’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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In other judo bouts, Filipino Mariya Takahashi lost to Mongolia’s Naranjargal Tsend-Ayush in the 70-kg division’s repechage and missing out on a bronze.Also eliminated were Megumi Kurayoshi in the women’s 57-kg, and Keisei Nagano, who bowed out of the men’s 73-kg division after losing by ippon to Mohammad Mohammadi Barimanlou of Iran with 55 seconds left.Watanabe, who is a sports science student in Japan, was seventh in the same division in the 2014 Games in Incheon.Nabekura is the reigning two-time Grand Prix champion. She was also a former junior world champion, winning the event in 2015.Meanwhile, triathlon also gets going with the men’s and women’s team facing world-class competition and looking to surprise the continent. Nikko Huelgas and Kim Mangrobang will lead the Filipinos.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Desiderio, UP show no quit in dramatic win over Adamson

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Easily among the most beloved persons in University of the Philippines, the outgoing guard delivered one of the most inspiring performances in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.Desiderio scored all of his 19 points in the second half of the Fighting Maroons’ 73-71 win over Adamson University in UP’s first Final Four appearance since 1997.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: Akhuetie hits game winner, UP forces decider vs Adamson“I told myself that I will still give my team one more chance, I don’t want my collegiate career to end in just one game,” said Desiderio in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. Akhuetie hits game winner, UP forces decider vs Adamson Paul Desiderio just wouldn’t want his collegiate career to end on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES The Fighting Maroons entered the Final Four as the third seeds and a single loss to the second-ranked Soaring Falcons would see them bow out of the semifinals.Not today though, as Adamson was forced to use its twice-to-beat advantage.And Desiderio’s gutsy play didn’t just happen in a cruise as the Soaring Falcons, who were down 54-43 after the third quarter, mounted a crowd-silencing 26-11 run in the fourth.Sean Manganti, who crushed UP’s heart in the elimination round with a couple of clutch baskets, gave the Falcons a 69-65 lead with 2:18 left in the game.Desiderio, though, would reclaim the lead for the Fighting Maroons, 71-69, with a tough fadeaway jumper against Jerom Lastimosa with 5.5 seconds left. ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “When Adamson made that rally I knew that it would be a tough game but we can’t give up,” said Desiderio. “We will give ourselves another chance for the title.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Poor garbage collection by NA municipality

first_imgMore than 5000 households of New Amsterdam, Region 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne) are made to use the single garbage tractor and trailer available by the New Amsterdam Municipality.Municipal Health Inspector Ackloo RamsudhWhat is even more is that the vehicle encounters regular mechanical problem that has resulted in a pile-up of garbage in the country’s oldest town. Bins are overflowing and residents have resorted to disposing of solid waste along road shoulders around the town.In light of the poor service being currently providing, the Environmental Health Department is appealing to residents to have a second garbage receptacle in their yards.Municipal Health Inspector, Ackloo Ramsudh, stated that the department is appreciative of any efforts by individuals who want to take their waste to the dump site at Esplanade. “Those waste that are taken there will be accepted free of charge,” Ackloo told this publication.He noted that it is the department’s desire that they service each household on a weekly basis but because of constraints, it is struggling to maintain even a monthly service: “For example, we have a compactor truck that is not working. We recently acquired a skip bin mechanically-operated tractor that developed some problems also and these are situations that we find are not within our control. We are asking residents to be patient with us.”Meanwhile, skip bins have been placed at perceived strategic locations in the town is to assist with residential waste. “Persons would have been producing waste…building up in their yard and they do not have the means to take it to the Municipal dumpsite. We have noticed that those skip bins are being misused by commercial entities; we have noticed that on some occasions those bins have been set afire and this will eventually damage the metal,” Ramsudh added.Despite being handicapped, the Environmental Health Department is taking a proactive approach to ensure that persons do not use the current situation as an excuse for dumping their waste on the street.“One of the interventions that the Municipality has taken is to inspect the yards of persons and to ensure that they have a receptacle to collect their waste and if those persons do not have a receptacle then those persons will be fined. We recognize that persons who do not have a receptacle are the persons who are responsible for littering indiscriminately,” the Health Inspector stated.The fine will start at $3000 for first-time offenders after they would have been given a written warning.last_img read more

Blizzard Bike Club to open season

first_imgThe race will begin at the Baldonnel School, and will run 18 km to the paved road and back. The race will begin at 2 p.m. and racers should expect a crisp minus 2 degrees.The next race will be held on March.11.This year the Blizzard Bike Club will be celebrating its 30th year in existence, as cycling enthusiasts started it back in 1983.- Advertisement -For more information on the Blizzard Bike Club, please contact Ferris Fast Cycles at 250-785-3711 or visit the Club’s official website.last_img

Salah ‘confident’ for World Cup despite shoulder injury

first_img0Shares0000Mohamed Salah is confident of making the World Cup after his shoulder injury © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 27 – Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is “confident” of being fit for the World Cup despite suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid.Salah was forced off in tears during the first half of the 3-1 loss in Kiev on Saturday, sparking fears he wouldn’t make it to next month’s World Cup. The 25-year-old sustained the problem when he was dragged awkwardly to the turf following a challenge with Sergio Ramos, leading some to claim the Madrid defender had deliberately tried to injure Liverpool’s star forward.Speaking after the final, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had described the injury as “serious” amid fears Salah had suffered a dislocated shoulder.That would have ruled him out of Egypt’s first appearance in the World Cup since 1990.Salah was pictured with his shoulder in a sling when he got off Liverpool’s plane at John Lennon Airport on Sunday.But it now appears there is a good chance Salah will be able to join his country for the tournament in Russia.“It was a very tough night, but I’m a fighter. Despite the odds, I’m confident that I’ll be in Russia to make you all proud,” Salah wrote on his official Twitter account on Sunday.“Your love and support will give me the strength I need.”Egypt’s team doctor Mohamed Abou El-Ela said in a statement that, according to information from Liverpool’s medical staff, Salah has sustained only ligament damage.And, just as Salah tweeted his fitness update, fresh reports in Egypt claimed he had only suffered a strain in the shoulder ligaments and is expected to be back in action in three weeks.– Unbelievable season –Salah’s injury played a major role in Liverpool’s failure to win a sixth European Cup.Ramos apologised after the match, but Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson hinted the Madrid captain knew what he was doing when he collided with the Egyptian.“I think it is just how he (Salah) has landed but Ramos is quite clever, isn’t he?” Robertson said.“It’s unfortunate. It just disrupted our rhythm a wee bit.”Salah had been instrumental in Liverpool’s unexpected run to their Champions League final since 2007.In an incredible first season with the Premier League club following his transfer from Roma last year, Salah broke a host of record as he scored 44 goals in all competitions.He was voted Liverpool’s Players of the Year and also scooped the PFA and Football Writers’ Player of the Year awards.Salah had also scored the goal that took Egypt to the World Cup when he netted a dramatic late penalty in a qualifier against Congo in October.“He has done unbelievable this season and for it to end that way for him was devastating,” Robertson added.“I hope he goes to the World Cup because a nation is relying on him.“Hopefully he’ll come back bigger and stronger.”Egypt’s opening World Cup group stage match is against Uruguay on June 15.The Pharaohs will then play against Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 19 and June 25.Before that, Egypt will play friendlies, almost certainly without Salah, against Belgium and Colombia on June 1 and June 6.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Fallen former Harambee Stars assistant coach Nyongesa leaves great legacy behind

first_img0Shares0000Nyongesa, a father of nine died on Friday night at about 1:00 am following a long battle with prostate cancer which was diagnosed at stage four. Photo/COURTESYNAKURU, Kenya, Aug 24 – Fallen former Harambee Stars assistant coach Sammy Nyongesa will be remembered for many great deeds among them establishing the National Youth Centres which produced superstars.Nyongesa, who died on Friday in Nakuru, has mentored hundreds of football players among the Ambrose ‘Golden Boy’ Ayoyi, Sammy Abida, Joseph Odera, John ‘Mo’ Muiruri, Sammy Taabu, Isaiah Otieno, Dickson Anyanga, Simon Wakhaya, James Odawa and John Navikhonelo. His own son, Michael Barasa went through the National Youth Centres to become a prolific player who rose to become the AFC Leopards Captain besides playing for Nakuru’s Ulinzi Stars and later Western Stima as well as leading the attacking front in the Harambee Stars team.Nyongesa, a father of nine died on Friday night at about 1:00 am following a long battle with prostate cancer which was diagnosed at stage four.The 77-year-old former player winner of different football titles had been admitted at the Nakuru War Memorial hospital where he passed on.He started his football career in Kitale where he played for Kitale Elgon Stars in the 60s and rose to be named Football Player of the year in 1977 and later won Coach of the Year Award in 1979.Nyongesa, who was described by his students/mentees as cool, humble and a strict disciplinarian also trained coaches in Nakuru before he was grounded by disease.One of his trainees, Hassan Hussein who coaches 08 Community Football Club in Nakuru West said the country has lost a great mind and diligent patriot who gave his life to football growth.“He taught us the importance of professionalism, discipline, sacrifice and integrity in our work and the need to pass knowledge to the younger generations,” he said.Husein added that even in sickness, Nyongesa still spared time to mentor young footballers and he established Nyayo team, a club of boys aged between 10-15 years which was training at an open field near his home in Ngata farm.Nyongesa’s wife, Rose Atieno said people are gathering at their home for burial arrangement while his husband’s body is at the Nakuru War Memorial Mortuary.A close family confidant said his final send off might be delayed to allow his two sons who are working abroad time to travel home.-BY WANJIRU MACHARIA-0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

NO TAKERS FOR 48 BEDROOM DONEGAL HOTEL AT €175K

first_imgA 48 bedroom Donegal village hotel has failed to reach its €175,000 reserve price at an auction in Dublin.Caiseal Mara HotelThe Allsop Space auction in Dublin’s RDS failed to muster a bid on the Caiseal Mara Hotel at Foyle Street, Moville yesterday.The semi-detached hotel was also to be sold for the knock-down price with all contents included. There are 48 ensuite bedrooms, two function rooms, a bar and restaurant in the hotel, as well as a lobby, kitchen and staff rooms.The hotel has been closed since June last year, after it was taken into administration in 2010.It is understood a private deal was later done on the hotel for an undisclosed sum after the auction.NO TAKERS FOR 48 BEDROOM DONEGAL HOTEL AT €175K was last modified: October 16th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:auctionCaiseal Mara Hotelmovillelast_img read more

CHARITY WALK/RUN IN MEMORY OF TRAGIC YOUNG LETTERKENNY MAN TAKES PLACE TONIGHT

first_imgA 3k charity walk/run in memory of a young Letterkenny man who lost his life in a car crash takes place tonight.Shaun Graham was one of two young men who perished in a car crash in Rathmullan last year.The Shaun Graham Memorial 3k walk/run takes place tonight with a large crowd expected to honour the popular young man. CHARITY WALK/RUN IN MEMORY OF TRAGIC YOUNG LETTERKENNY MAN TAKES PLACE TONIGHT was last modified: September 9th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalletterkennyMemorial runShaun Grahamlast_img read more

Holiday baskets earn thanks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “You see this pumpkin pie filling?” Arredondo said, smiling as she held up a medium-size can from the basket. “My daughter is going to use this to make a pumpkin pie because it comes out so good when she makes it. “With what they’ve given us here, it’ll make for a good meal for the whole family.” The 500-member Positive Alternatives Outreach Club reaches out to needy communities every year during the holiday season. It provides food baskets at Thanksgiving and conducts Christmas toy drives for local needy youngsters. Tuesday, the baskets contained a turkey and all the trimmings – stuffing mix, vegetables, rolls and cranberry sauce. Senior Neil Sauer, 17, said all the club’s members recognize the need to get more involved in the community to make it a better place to live. LA MIRADA – Thanksgiving has come at an inopportune time this year for the Arredondo family. Because of recent financial struggles, mother Rosa said she was feeling stress about how to afford the traditional Thanksgiving feast when she was contacted by Oscar Diaz, adviser of the Positive Alternatives Outreach Club at La Mirada High School. The club was preparing for its annual Thanksgiving basket giveaway, and the Arredondo family had been identified as one of about 40 recipients this year. “It was like a blessing that fell out of the sky, right into our laps,” said Arredondo, 39, who was on hand to receive her basket Tuesday at Foster Road Elementary School. But senior Kate Villasenor, 17, said there’s another element to the service club: to provide good role models for younger children. “It doesn’t hurt you to help others when they need it,” Villasenor said. “And when we ask people and businesses for donations, no one ever really turns us down. “Usually people see us and say, `We’ll help in whatever way we can.”‘ The recipients of the Thanksgiving basket giveaway were identified by Foster Road Elementary administrators and Diaz, who teaches a parent ESL class at Foster Road in the mornings. “It’s a wonderful community service they are providing,” said Foster Road Principal Jean Maddox. The club is now collecting toys for its Christmas giveaway at La Pluma Elementary School next month. For more information about the club, call La Mirada High at (562)868-0431. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

ÚDARÁS NA GAELTACHTA TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS ON JOB CREATION AND INVESTMENT PROBLEMS IN GAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgRural Ireland in decline: The recent closure of the Seaview Hotel in Gaoth Dobhair was a hammer blow to the local economy.Údarás na gaeltachta will launch findings and proposals for job creation and attracting investment to Gaoth Dobhair and the surrounding gaeltacht area it has been announced. A Task force was set up in April following Largo Foods closure notice – a report was expected in October but no report has yet been published.The closure of the popular Seaview Hotel was another hammer blow to the local economy and that has prompted Údarás na gaeltachta to act. Since Largo’s closure jobs have also been lost in Sioen and also jobs in Seaview Hotel.The Bonner report in 2002 was the last task force on job creation carried out in the Gaeltacht. ÚDARÁS NA GAELTACHTA TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS ON JOB CREATION AND INVESTMENT PROBLEMS IN GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: January 9th, 2015 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:Businessnewslast_img read more