Painful defeat

first_imgLATEST STORIES JAKARTA—Cut and bloodied, Rogen Ladon’s fight with a foe from Uzbekistan didn’t end the way the Philippines wanted it to on Saturday, and the pug who carried the last gold medal hopes for the country settled for a silver medal—likely the last for the Filipinos in this Asian Games campaign.Jasurbek Latipov went mano-a-mano with the 24-year-old Filipino, but a head-butt gave Ladon a ghastly cut above the right eye that forced the referee to stop the contest with 22 seconds left in the second round as the Filipino flyweight’s journey here ended just a tad short of glory. Boxing ended up without a gold medal, earning two bronzes earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 There was some confusion during the official announcement of the result, with the announcer saying that the Uzbek won via RSC before the official score was flashed, which was 3-1 in favor of Latipov.“It’s a major disappointment because it wasn’t only me but the entire country which wanted a gold medal,” a dejected Ladon said in Filipino.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’The Philippines had three highly-touted fighters in the semifinals after Friday night, raising the hopes of a last-gasp gold avalanche. But only Ladon survived the semifinals and thus won the country’s second silver to go along with four gold medals and 15 bronzes.Boxing’s bronzes were courtesy of Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial, who took a questionable 2-3 loss in the semifinals. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms The Filipinos’ only win came over Hong Kong in the preliminaries. Team PH, which also lost to Indonesia in the classification round, didn’t win a set over China, Japan and Thailand.Triathlon also failed to contribute a medal but John Chicano and Nikko Huelgas churned out respectable performances and finished 10th and 16th, respectively, in the men’s race won by Japan’s Junpei Furuya, who timed one hour, 49 minutes and 33 seconds.Chicano clocked 1:54:33, while Huelgas timed 1:58:39.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allegations of cheating again surfaced with the fate suffered by the last three Filipino pugs, though Philippine Olympic Committee president and local boxing chief Ricky Vargas admitted that “there’s nothing much we can do.”“In the Aiba, there are no protests, the best we can do is take it to a congress,” Vargas said. “There are several federations (countries) who felt they were robbed as well [when facing Uzbekistan fighters].”That Philippine count is good for 19th place at press time as Indonesia will finish as the best Southeast Asian country in the 45-nation field with a haul of 31-24-43 in fourth spot going into the final day of competition Sunday. The curtains fall on this region’s version of the Olympics at 6 p.m. (7 p.m. in Manila).The women’s volleyball team finished eighth in its first Games stint in 36 years after losing to Indonesia for the second time in two weeks, 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, at Gor Bulungan Gym.“We came here with a modest goal of making the quarterfinals, so it’s mission accomplished for us,” coach Shaq delos Santos said after the Filipinos wound up with a 1-7 record in the event where 11 nations took part in.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal We can do better Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ View commentslast_img read more


first_imgGAA Group 3St. Michaels march onGlenfin 1-08St Michaels 2-07 Having shown tremendous fighting spirit to take victory against Cloughaneely last weekend, Glenfin showed they weren’t going to just make up the numbers against the much-fancied St. Michael’s this afternoon.The visitors started without Martin McElhinney who had impressed in last weekend’s big win against Four Masters and they were made to fight all the way against a Glenfin side who saw Kevin McGlynn find the net.In the end only two points separated the sides after goals from Colm McFadden and Andrew Kelly edged St. Michael’s over the line.CHAMPIONSHIP: ST MICHAEL’S MARCH ON DESPITE GREAT FIGHT BY GLENFIN was last modified: August 30th, 2015 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:glenfinSt Michaelslast_img read more

Donegal singer making waves with a ‘wee Donegal song’

first_imgA Donegal singer is making waves online with his cover of  ‘Home to Donegal’ that he posted on his Facebook page. Darren Boot released a new video on Thursday and has already served up some serious traction with nearly 2000 people viewing it online.Writing online, Boot said: “With St Patrick’s Day around the corner I thought I would cover a wee Donegal Song. “This is dedicated to all friends and family in Ireland and those scattered across the world.”Check it out below…Donegal singer making waves with a ‘wee Donegal song’ was last modified: March 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:DONEGAL musicMUSIClast_img read more

Mandela Foundation mourns passing of Maya Angelou

first_img29 May 2014 The Nelson Mandela Foundation has joined millions of people around the world in mourning the passing of renowned author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. Her family announced that she passed away on Wednesday at the age of 86. In a statement on the same day, the foundation said that former president Nelson Mandela first met Angelou while he was travelling through Africa in 1962 to garner support for the armed struggle against apartheid and to undergo military training. “He met her in February 1962 in Cairo, Egypt, when she was married to PAC [Pan Africanist Congress] activist Vusumzi Make. He [Mandela] later recalled: ‘I spent a lot of time with her in Cairo’.” The foundation said the next time Mandela was in contact with Angelou was more than 27 years later, after he was released from prison. Mandela had gone to Washington DC for the inauguration of US President Bill Clinton in January 1993. “He told Richard Stengel, his collaborator on his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, that he telephoned her in her hotel after she had ‘delivered a very powerful poem.’ “We, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, were deeply moved by the poem His Day is Done, which Angelou wrote on Madiba’s passing on 5 December last year. “Our archives reveal that today in 1986, Mr Mandela watched in prison the film version of her work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. “May she rest in peace.” Source: read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, March 19, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest High pressure over the state this morning moves off to the east and will allow for light south winds to warm us slightly over what we saw yesterday. We should be dry statewide with a mix of clouds and sun. Clouds will start to increase overnight tonight.Tomorrow, minor low pressure tracks across the eastern corn belt. This will bring plenty of clouds and a few scattered showers. We expect a few hundredths to no more than .3” of precipitation but are boosting coverage to 80%. This will be a relatively quick moving system. The best rains in the upper part of the range will be in over the northern half of Ohio.We are unchanged this morning in our outlook for the second half of the week, expecting dry weather with partly to mostly sunny skies Thursday through Saturday with warmer air pushing up from the south. We expect above normal temps to finish the week.Clouds develop on Sunday, but we are less concerned with precipitation at this point. While we won’t rule out an isolated shower through the day, we think most of Sunday will be precipitation free. This is not a huge change, and we still see significant moisture coming for the first part of next week. That will be where the bigger rains move in. For Monday and Tuesday, we expect showers and thunderstorms that can trigger rains of .5”-1.5” with windy conditions. However, it will take the thunderstorms to get in to the upper end of the range the way we see it right now. The expectation is for the best rains still to be in central and southern Ohio. The map at right shows rain totals through midnight next Tuesday (which includes the action of tomorrow, remember). We should turn partly sunny behind the system for Wednesday afternoon the 27th and to start Thursday the 28th.The extended period remains very active in our forecast and we are not stepping away from the potential for excessive precipitation. From Thursday the night of the 28th through Sunday the 31st, we have rain and thunderstorms coming in several waves. The heaviest action will be in central and southern Ohio. We will leave Four day rain totals at 1 to 3 inches for now, with coverage at 100% of the state. After 2 dry days to start April on the 1st and 2nd, another front brings. 25”-1” rain potential for the 3rd. A couple of models tried to back off of the heavy rains yesterday, but we are seeing no consensus that this goes away, and we want to watch to see just how everything evolves at this point.last_img read more

A drought on U.P.’s doorstep

first_imgUttar Pradesh is staring at a drought, the senior-most official in the State has said.Noting that the State received low rainfall during the monsoon, Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar has instructed divisional commissioners and district magistrates to brace for a “potential drought”.Mr. Kumar has instructed officials to coordinate with all departments and take “necessary steps on a priority basis”.The Chief Secretary has issued a three-page order containing a set of instructions to various departments of the government, including those of Farm, Irrigation, Energy, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Animal Husbandry, Food and Civil Supplies and Water Resources. A government spokesperson said officials had been instructed to publicise ways of preserving moisture in the soil, to ensure that government tube-wells are operational, and fill ponds with water.Alternative crops“He also said that apart from food and seeds, adequate availability of alternative crops must be ensured,” the spokesperson said. Officials have also been told to get non-functional transformers changed within 24 hours, get hand-pumps activated and mobilise water tankers to supply water to households.There must also be sufficient feed for cattle and medicine in veterinary clinics, the order said. Wells must be deepened and farmers employed under the rural employment guarantee programme to meet the risk of famine. Mr. Kumar has instructed senior state and divisional officials to hold meetings at the district level with officials of all related departments and as per the parameters of the drought manual of 2016 examine the ground situation in their districts.If the districts expect to be affected by drought, the local officials have been I asked a to provide the government with a specific proposal recommendation by October 25.From October 30 to January, 2018, official will also have to produce weekly updates of the situation.Last year, the state government had declared 50 districts in UP as drought-affected.last_img read more

Delhi University to extend sports quota reservation in PG courses

first_imgDelhi University (DU ) has now introduced a five per cent quota in post-graduate courses under sports category to encourage more and more students to take up sports and yet continue with higher academic education, reported Mail Today.The University only permitted admission under sports quota for Bachelor’s degrees till last year but now the facility has been extended for postgraduate courses.This way the students’ achievements till undergraduate level are not wasted. Head of Sports Council S. Dubey said that the decision to reserve five per cent seats in every course for acclaimed and certified performers in sports was taken so that more students get encouraged to pursue sports.Not only this, some students will also get direct admission under the sports quota. Officials said that students who have won accolades at national- and international-level sports competition will not be required to give trials for the admission under the quota.DU last year eased admissions under sports quota especially for chess players, shooters and archers, who will now have to undertake only one of the three fitness tests to qualify for trials.DU will start the process for admission to its under-graduate courses for academic year 2014-15 on June 2. The university has made many alterations in its admission process for academic year 2014-15.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool attacker Shaqiri: Friends call me man who finished Mourinho

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool attacker Shaqiri: Friends call me man who finished Mourinhoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool attacker Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed friends have labelled him as the man who got Jose Mourinho sacked. The Swiss scored two goals to help Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1.Mourinho was subsequently fired as United on Tuesday and Shaqiri has received some messages from his friends about the impact of his goals.”I had a lot of messages from my friends when it happened,” Shaqiri said in an interview with The Guardian.”There were a lot of good messages about the United game at first and then, when the news came out about Mourinho, I had messages saying: ‘That’s your fault!’ But this is football sometimes.”I don’t think it was just because we won that game that United wanted to change their manager.”There were other reasons but it means the game goes down in history. It will always be in my history too.” last_img read more

3 days agoBlind: Painful watching Chelsea eclipsing Man Utd

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Blind: Painful watching Chelsea eclipsing Man Utdby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax veteran Daley Blind admits it’s been painful to see Chelsea doing better than Manchester United.United sit 14th in the English top flight – just two points above the relegation zone – following Sunday’s draw with arch-rivals Liverpool.And Blind says it has been difficult to watch the plight of his former side this season.”Of course I’m not happy to see Man Utd and how they’re performing at the moment,” the 29-year-old told a press conference on Tuesday. “I’m still a fan of United and it’s not nice to see.”Regarding Chelsea, they are doing well, they have a good philosophy under a manager who wants to play out from the back. They play different attacking football with a lot of youngsters and that’s nice to see. “From that perspective, it’s good. But if you’re talking about United then I’m not happy about that, of course.” last_img read more

Noble Group Grasps Debt Lifeline

first_imgzoom Indebted commodities giant Noble Group has secured a 120-day extension for its USD 400 million credit facility from June 20, 2017.In addition, the Hong-Kong-based firm said it continues to be in talks with potential investors concerning the sale of an interest in the group or its subsidiaries or parts of its business.“Whilst no assurance can be given that these discussions will result in a transaction, they are ongoing and constructive,” Noble added.Furthermore, constructive talks are also said to be underway with bankers in relation to the firm’s revolving credit facility due May 2018. As disclosed, the group’s major bankers, based in Europe, the United States and Asia, have hired legal and financial advisers to “enhance these discussions.”Once the discussion with the banks is concluded, Noble expects to complete its strategic review, which will mostly likely result in an asset realization program “to maintain liquidity and a further reduction in overhead expenses.”The group, which manages a portfolio of global supply chains across a range of industrial and energy products, including iron ore, energy coal and grains, has been fighting for survival for several years now.Noble has over 100 vessels on charter, which are either owned, bareboat, time charter period or hired for single trips, the company’s website info shows.last_img read more