PH’s SEA Games campaign gets going Tuesday

first_imgMuch of the 490-strong Philippine contingent have yet to arrive but already, Philippines secretariat, led by chief of mission Cynthia Carrion, has already been set-up to help them settle in.Malaysia, which is hosting the biennial meet for the fourth time, is gunning for the overall championship with an 111-gold medal target. It’s the same number of mints it won when it ruled the 2001 edition.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’Organizers here have put premium on security as some 8,000 personnel from the country’s police and military are called on to provide safety to a projected 20,000 athletes and officials who will gather here.“There are enough police personnel to monitor the traffic as well as security situation at all the venues,” said Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister YB Brig. gen. Khairy Jamaluddin in a press statement. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Representatives of each sport for the SEA Games come up on stage. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRERKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines’ modest goal of scoring 50 gold medals begins Tuesday when its athletes in netball, water polo and football go into action in different venues here.A few sports have already started although the formal opening will be on Saturday at Bukit Jalil National Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino athletes who have arrived were also briefed by the Philippine delegation secretariat that was set up in a function room in plush Sunway Putra Hotel in the downtown.They will be given local sim cards and a WhatsApp account has been set up to facilitate communication among 800 athletes and officials here.The PH water polo team will take on fearsome Thailand at 11 a.m., at National Aquatics Center, serving as the opening salvo for the delegation.The team is hoping to gain as many wins as possible after having undergone training camp in Barcelona. It’s best finish was silver during the 2009 Laos Games.Men’s and women’s football will open their respective bids both at 8:45 p.m., fighting Cambodia and Malaysia, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Seeking more golds, Cojuangco balances archery and family 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Netball will join the fray at 3 p.m., facing Thailand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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) Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View commentslast_img read more

James White motivated by Phoenix’s early exit last conference

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil And White plans to use those teachings as he immerses himself with the Fuel Masters for the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup and try to replicate the success he had in Kia with Phoenix.White was the import that led the Enforcer to their first and only playoffs appearance after finishing the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup with a 6-5 record.“I get motivation from my teammates, they went through a lot of things, a lot of adversity,” said White, referring to Phoenix’ failed playoffs bid in the Philippine Cup.The furthest the Fuel Masters got in the Philippine Cup was a playoff for the 8th seed where they lost to TNT.“They got a playoff only to be knocked out so I think that emotion carried over and now we’re motivated,” said White. “We’re just getting motivated to keep moving forward and keep pushing.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew When James White first entered the PBA, the then 22-year-old was just few months removed from his time with Georgia Tech.ADVERTISEMENT 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 UAAP football: UST clinches Final Four spot at expense of UE White, though, had seamless adjustment to the life in the Philippines, thanks to legendary Manny Pacquiao, who was the player-coach of Kia back in 2016.A couple of years have passed since White and Pacquiao shared the same uniform, but the teenage-looking import hasn’t forgotten the lessons the eight-division boxing World champion had taught him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“The biggest lesson he gave me is to keep working hard no matter what, even though you’re in a situation where you don’t want to work, you just got to keep going,” said White, who is now part of Phoenix, said after practice at Upper Deck Sports Center.“You should work harder on the times when you don’t want to work.”last_img read more

Fire destroys D’Urban Backlands home

first_img…2 homelessSheldon Baptiste and his wife are now left counting their losses after a fire, believed to be of electrical origin, destroyed their two-bedroom house at D’Urban Backlands rendering them homeless.Sheldon BaptisteAccording to information, neighbours discovered smoke emanating from the house sometime around 11:00h and immediately summoned the Guyana Fire Service.While they awaited the arrival of the firefighters, they started a bucket brigade but were unable to save the wooden building as the fire quickly spread.The firefighters arrived around 11:35h and immediately began accessing water from the nearby trench and started to douse the flames that had already razed the house.Baptiste said he left for work some time about 08:30h and all of his appliances were off. The man said he was uncertain as to what may have caused the fire and was waiting on the firefighters to provide him with the cause.Firefighters dousing the flame“I am living here for over four years now with my wife and when I left this morning everything was off. I just come home here for lunch and when I come, then them neighbour tell me the house burn down. When I come here, I see the house done burn down. Is everything I lose, boy,” Baptiste said.“I just buy a music set for $100,000 and I had a fridge, chair set, wardrobe and everything else. All me wife and me have right now is the clothes on we back,” he added.Neighbours say the fire may have been electrical in origin since the community is plagued by illegal connections to the nearby GPL pole. An investigation is ongoing while the couple are contemplating their next move.last_img read more

$3B owed by customers to GWI

first_imgThe Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) did not see a profit in 2019, and one of the contributing factors was the fact that customers owe a whopping $3 billion. While announcing their performance review for this year, the utility company would have recorded its total expenditure for 2019 at $12 billion.While there was an increased revenue of over $5.1 billion, Managing Director, Dr Richard Van-West Charles informed that this figure was influenced by the usage of water from unmetered persons as well.“We’re not in a profit as yet because we still have an outstanding debt of about $3 billion for customers who haven’t paid. If you look at our collections, what is happening is that 70 per cent of our collections are coming from our metered customers and the rest from the unmetered. But in terms of water usage, a larger amount of water is used by the unmetered customers, compared to that of the metered,” the Managing Director said on Tuesday as he gave a breakdown of the numbers.Van-West Charles said that until these matters are rectified, it will be difficult for the company to see a profit. As such, metering all of its customers is one of the steps towards ensuring equity.“It is imperative for us to ensure that there is equity in the system by metering every customer. And it does two things – we have more inflows for us to do much more but in essence, the level of service in the system will improve significantly.”Nevertheless, the net loss for January to November was reduced by more than 40 per cent when compared to the same period the previous year. Gross income, on the other hand, was increased by 14.4 per cent or $845.6 million.For 2019, GWI performed 66,000 water tests throughout the country in keeping with standards set out by the World Health Organisation (WHO). As per global compliance, heavy metal testing was required in the hinterland communities. The water quality parameters tested are based on pH, turbidity, iron content, colour, residual chlorine, aluminium and salinity. On average, the water company shared that the water supplied to customers were 95 to 100 per cent in line with the WHO health-based guidelines.The access to hinterland communities rose to 85 per cent and 28 wells were drilled in communities.For the entire year, 6580 meters were installed, and the cover is now 53.2 per cent which amounts to 91,372 accounts.For the first half of 2020, GWI is looking to cut costs by reducing the use of alum and lime by 50 per cent.last_img read more

Lakers left at a loss by Cavaliers

first_img“We have to take what it is,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “Just re-establish ourselves, go back home and try and build some momentum again. That’s all the NBA is. It’s a roller-coaster ride between wins and losses and you just have to keep your spirits up and go back and work hard.” Jackson told his players in the locker room that they gave away Sunday’s game. It was hard to reach another conclusion after the Lakers held Cleveland to just 12 points on 4-of-25 shooting in the third quarter, then lost the fourth quarter 35-23. “Our defense pretty much caved,” Bryant said. “We gave them a lot of easy opportunities at the basket, a lot of free throws. The fourth quarter is when you really want to hold a team in and force them to hit shots, not put them at the free-throw line.” The Cavaliers went 13 of 18 from the line in the fourth quarter while the Lakers shot six free throws. They also got 46 points from their bench players – Sasha Pavlovic had 21 and Anderson Varejao 12 – compared to 15 from their Lakers counterparts. Bryant played 44 minutes in all and came back for the entire fourth quarter; James didn’t return until the 6:47 mark. Bryant hit a turnaround jumper with a hand in his face, sank a 21-footer over Pavlovic and made a reverse layup with three defenders swarming around him. Bryant scored his team’s first 14 points of the fourth quarter and out-scored LeBron James 36-18 for the afternoon. Yet the Lakers were left with a 99-90 loss Sunday to the Cleveland Cavaliers and a 3-5 trip that was far from postcard perfect. • Photo Gallery: 02/11: Lakers vs. Cavaliers CLEVELAND – If the Lakers were going to salvage something from this two-week road trip and fly home thinking about anything other than a three-game losing streak, then Kobe Bryant was going to have to carry them to the finish line. center_img That also might have been part of the problem. Bryant made 5 of 8 shots in the fourth quarter while the rest of the Lakers went 3 of 11. “According to Kobe, nobody else wanted to step up in that sequence,” Jackson said. “That was one of the things that we were looking for was somebody else to try and get going.” If the game turned on one possession, it came with 1:26 left and the Lakers trailing 88-85. The Cavaliers double-teamed Bryant with Pavlovic and Larry Hughes, who knocked the ball out of his hands. “It was a great defensive play,” Bryant said. “He just made a great defensive play. I was looking to read some of my cutters, try to get other guys involved in that particular situation. He made a great defensive play.” Pavlovic raced ahead and scored at the other end as part of a three-point play after a soft foul by Smush Parker. The Lakers got as close as 91-87 after that but couldn’t grab a rebound after Pavlovic missed a 3-pointer and gave up a basket to Varejao. As a result, the Lakers added Sunday’s loss to the ledger from this trip. They lost five of the eight games but were thoroughly beaten only by Detroit. The other four losses were games that could have gone in the Lakers’ favor but, for one reason or another, didn’t. The Lakers were supposed to get Kwame Brown and Luke Walton back on the road but learned neither player’s sprained ankle was ready. They also started the trip on the wrong foot when Bryant was forced to serve an NBA suspension in New York. The Lakers then collapsed in the fourth quarter against Indiana. They recovered to beat Washington and Atlanta after that but trailed from start to finish against the Pistons. Two more losses followed in barely 72 hours. The Lakers erased an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter but faltered down the stretch against Toronto and then watched a one-point game with 21/2 half minutes left Sunday go against them. Jackson had wanted to go 6-2 on this trip, the Lakers’ longest since December 1989. Bryant instead was being asked later if injuries and the road had caught up to the Lakers, who are just 4-9 in their last 13 games. “That’s part of it,” Bryant said. “We’re a much better team when we have everybody healthy. With that being said, we had opportunities to win games on this road trip that we just didn’t win. The only positive thing is that it’s over.” Odom started the game matched up against James and finished with 11 points, 11 rebounds and an assist. ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want 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

7th Annual North Country Music Jamboree

first_imgThere will also be an on-site concession serving homecooked meals as well as burgers, hotdogs and the like said the organizers. BUICK CREEK, B.C. – The North Country Music Jamboree is a weekend full of local country music taking place August 23rd to the 25th.Cost of Admission for the event is $10/ day or $25/weekend per adult or $25/day or $50/weekend per family.There is an open field free for use to camp and abundant space for RV’s (no available hookups) and a 9 hole golf course.Friday, August 23rd, 2019 open 10:00 am to 11:00 pm-ishSaturday, August 24th, 2019 open 10:00 am to 11:00 pm-ishSunday, August 25th, 2019 open 10:00 am to 8:00 pm- Advertisement -The entertainment line up includes;Soggy Bannock BoysPrime CountryRoss RobertsGary LoewenLet ‘Er RipLong Time Comin’Colt 45Double OT CountryScott LoewenCaribou ThunderBen DyckCountry HorizonClassic CountryYoung CountryDawson Creek Old CountryAdley & ShannonEric The FiddlerKevin BuscheHenry BraunShawn PitmanJaydon StaffordJoe & Marie Dale’s CountryThe above list of entertainment is subject to change.There are two dancefloors set up and two large tents set up for watching the show, no public seating is provided so attendees are asked to bring their lawn chairs.Advertisementlast_img read more

September is Literacy Month

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – September has been proclaimed as Literacy month in Fort St. John and there are many great reasons to celebrate and support literacy programming in the community.This September’s Province-wide initiative called Literacy is life is a way to raise awareness of the importance of literacy for British Columbians, raise awareness about community-based resources and raise funds to support community-based literacy programs and initiatives with all funding staying in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -Upcoming events to celebrate Literacy include;September 7th, 2019, Retro Run, For more information; CLICK HERESeptember 8th, 2019, Purple Light up of the Cultural Centre and LibrarySeptember 25th, 2019, Financial Literacy WorkshopSocial Media involvement with #PutYourPurpleOn #Literacy #LiteracyisLife #lLD2019The Fort St. John Literacy Society is dedicated to delivering diverse community programming that promotes literacy and provides learning opportunities in a supportive setting.The Literacy Society shares that literacy impacts every area of modern life such as health care, education, employment and the economy.last_img read more

‘Liverpool showed positives, this is only the beginning of Klopp’s work’

first_img1 Liverpool were beaten by Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium.It finished 1-1 after extra time, before Manuel Pellegrini’s clinched a 3-1 victory in the penalty shootout, largely thanks to the heroics of Willy Caballero in between the posts.Jurgen Klopp will be devastated having vowed after their semi-final result over Stoke City that he would deliver the trophy to Anfield.Despite failing in his first bid for silverware, though, Reds supporters remain optimistic that the German manager is the man to return glory to Merseyside.Here’s what Liverpool fans have had to say in the wake of their defeat… Jurgen Klopp vowed to lift the League Cup trophy but it wasn’t to be at Wembley Stadium last_img

GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 17.09.12The Big Day is almost here! Best wishes to Rory, Kevin, Jim and all the Donegal players and backroom staff on Sunday in Croke Park v Mayo. Hopefully Sam will be heading to the Hills once more. Whatever the result they have done us proud. Tír Chonaill Abú!The Minor Boys defeated Cloughaneely in the Northern Championship Final after a super second half performance. They still await their League semi-final replay v Aodh Ruadh. The U15 Boys are due to meet Gaoth Dobhair in the Northern Final on Wednesday but it may well be changed due to  a clash with a schools game.The U14 Boys also turned in a good second half performace to clinch the League and Championship double after overcoming Naomh Conaill in Ballybofey on Sunday.The U13 Boys Div. 1 team had a win over Buncrana on Friday and they make the short trip to Termon  this week. The Div. 2 team went down narrowly to Glenswilly in their game and they are due to be at home to St. Michael’s this week. The Div. 3 team were also beaten by Robert Emmett’s and they will welcome Urris to the Park this Friday.The U16 Girls reached the Co. Final on Monday night after getting a narrow 1 point victory over a good Fanad Gaels side in Milford. Their opponents are not known yet. The U13 girls will take on MacCumhaills on Wednesday (19th) in Glenfin in their Co. semi-final. Malin v Bundoran meet in the other semi-final in the Park also on Wednesday.U12 Girls training continues at 6pm on Wednesdays in the Park.The All-Ireland Final Tickets Draw will take place this Thursday night (20th) in the Clubhouse from 8pm. Please return your tickets and money asap. Thanks to all those that gave up their time on Saturday to help sell tickets at the Shopping Centre.The U16 Hurlers will take on Carndonagh in the B Championship Final this Thursday in Burt at 6:15pm.There were 2 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw. They matched 3 numbers and win €50 each. The numbers were 10-11-13-16. David O’Herlihy (Adrian) and James Gallagher, Sallaghagrane (card). Next week’s Jackpot is €2,375. We extend our sympathies to the Herron family, Ballymacool on their loss.GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Martin Braithwaite seeking move away from Middlesbrough, confirms Tony Pulis

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 2 Braithwaite in action for Denmark at the 2018 World Cup Braithwaite has scored in three of his first five Championship games this season.In the 2017/18 campaign, he scored six times in 21 matches before joining Bordeaux on loan in January.“It has to be right for the football club. If it’s not right for the football club he’ll have to get his head down and work hard for us,” Pulis added.“But it doesn’t help 48 hours before a big game when one of your better players, and he has been one of our better players so far, is actually thinking of going somewhere else.“Martin’s not a bad lad, he’s been very good around the place, he works hard, he’s diligent, but I want players that want to play for the football club.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Braithwaite spent the second half of last season on loan at Ligue 1 side Bordeaux Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The 27-year-old joined the Championship club in July 2017 from Toulouse on a four-year deal.“I get very, very disappointed that people come here, spend a short time and are looking to get off again,” manager Tony Pulis said.“That’s what really disappoints me when they’ve signed long-term contracts.”It is not clear which Spanish club Braithwaite would like to join but a deal will have to be done quickly if it is to happen as the European transfer window shuts on Friday night. LATEST moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ center_img REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite has asked to leave the club, Boro boss Tony Pulis has confirmed.Braithwaite, who represented Denmark at this summer’s 2018 World Cup, is understood to be seeking a move to a team in Spain. Latest Transfer News RANKED targets 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets last_img read more