Last boys standing assure PH of bronze medals in boxing tourney

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ View comments After drawing a bye in the first round, De La Pena, dominated India’s Selay So, 5-0, in the pinweight class to advance against Chinese Taipei’s Yu Chen-Ching.Syrymbetov beat Bhutan’s Tanding Wangchuk by RSC in the third round and, with his solid credential as Kazakhstan national junior champion, should give Pangga a tough fight.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’Another Filipino, Norlan Petecio, bowed to Uzbekistan’s Sherzod Kodirboev, 5-0, in the lightweight division, leaving Pangga and Dela Pena to carry the fight for the host country in the event confined to 15 and 16 year olds.Criz Russu Laurente lost to Kazakhstan’s Makhmud Sabyrkhan by the same score in the light flyweight category on Thursday. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES Teen gunned down in Masbatecenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Though they will be pitted against internationally seasoned opponents, Pangga and Dela Pena promised to give it their best shot in the five-day competition organized by the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines headed by Ricky Vargas.The tournament took a break Saturday and will conclude on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa – Day3 Session6 – Philippines’ John Vincent Pangga defeated United Arab Emirates’ Saif Al-Kharoosi at the flyweight (50kg). PHOTO FROM ASBC FACEBOOKPuerto Princesa—John Vincent Pangga and Kenneth dela Pena hurdled their respective opponents on Friday, assuring the Philippines of at least two bronze medals in the ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships here.Pangga beat Saif Alkharoosi of the United Arab Emirates by RSC (Referee Stops Contest) in the first round of their flyweight duel to barge into Sunday’s semifinals against Kazakhstan’s Talgat Syrymbetov.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Silver lininglast_img read more

PBA Finals: Brownlee, Ginebra tie series with 30-point rout of San Miguel

first_imgJustin Brownlee raised his Best Import award then showed why there were no questions about it.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 Ricciardo to leave Red Bull for Renault at end of F1 season Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Brownlee was unstoppable again and Barangay Ginebra took its turn to rip San Miguel Beer to shreds, 130-100, and even the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals at 2-2 on Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The 30-year-old Brownlee had his fingerprints all over the game, dazzling with 37 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three blocks with zero turnovers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Justin Brownlee named PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best ImportIt has been a bizarre title duel so far with each team trading blowout wins. The Kings, who dominated the Beermen by 28 points in the finals opener, redeemed themselves after losing Games 2 and 3 by an average of 31.5 points, including a 38-point loss on Wednesday night. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Well, that was strange. This has been a strange series I don’t think I’ve ever seen one or been in one before,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. “I think what happens is that you’ve got two very explosive teams and if you allow one team to get momentum it’s really hard to break because they’re that good,” Cone added. “So it seems like the team that can grab momentum is the team that is able to keep it rolling so far.”READ: GALLERY: Relive San Miguel’s 38-point Game 3 winTrue enough, the Gin Kings scored the first 17 points of the game and raced to a 21-2 lead that the Beermen could not recover from.Ginebra had three dunks and 39 points after the first 12 minutes and while San Miguel showed signs of life in the second quarter, it proved to be short-lived after the Kings came out with another flurry to open the third quarter that knocked the Beermen out permanently.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We didn’t expect to come here and play this way. Luckily tonight, we got it going offensively. I think our offense did a good of helping our defense. We really thought this game is going to be a close one,” Brownlee, who went 15-of-18 from the floor, said.READ: Ginebra dumps San Miguel, draws first blood in PBA Finals“I’m kinda speechless here. I’m not sure what to say about this. They demolished us in Game 2, we were sure that they could not do that again in Game 3 and they went out and they demolished us in Game 3,” Cone said. “Then, today I’m pretty sure they didn’t think we can come out and do that to them today. It’s been lobbing hand grenades back and forth at each other.”Greg Slaughter outplayed June Mar Fajardo with 19 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. The 7-foot Ginebra giant was vital in the Gin Kings’ blistering start after he scored 11 in the first period alone that already matched his offensive production in Game 3.Arwind Santos, who has embraced the role of being Ginebra’s Public Enemy No. 1, was the lone bright spot for San Miguel with 22 points on 6-of-9 shooting from deep.Fajardo, who received his seventh Best Player of the Conference award and joined the league’s 5,000-point club, struggled offensively with only 15 points on 14 shots. He had just four points in the first half while Renaldo Balkman was held scoreless in the second half to wind up with 14 points on 6-of-16 shooting from the field.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Bosai commences construction of arch in Linden

first_img– as part of bauxite centennial observancesWorkers at the site of the archPrivately-owned Linden-based bauxite company   Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI) has commenced the construction of an overhead arch in the community, as part of the bauxite centennial observances this year. The arch is being constructed at a cost of over $20 million.Staying true to a commitment made a few months ago at the launch of the bauxite centennial observances, the company recently commenced the construction at Casaurina Drive, Mackenzie, at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) junction.BMGGI General Manager (ag) Eric Yu, in his remarks during the launch in August, had outlined plans to commemorate the community’s significant milestone with the setting up of the arch, as 2016 marks the one hundredth year of bauxite mining in the Linden community.Bauxite Century Board Chairman Horace James on Tuesday explained that the Committee made a decision to have the arch situated at the closest point where Mackenzie, Wismar and Watooka meet, since those areas have close ties with the history of bauxite in Linden.He noted too that it would not only be a structure for vehicles to drive under but would serve as a symbol, depicting the history of Linden.The arch is expected to be unveiled on November 21 at a special opening ceremony.As to the design, James said it would consist of an emblem of all the bauxite companies in Guyana. Presently, the foundation work for the arch is being executed by Linden-based construction company McRae’s Construction, while the arch was assembled by VSH United.The lighting will be sponsored by the Linden Electricity Company Incorporated (LECI). The Bosai Company said since the arch would be located at a strategic point on one of the main thoroughfares, some traffic diversions will be done occasionally to facilitate the construction process until completion. Bosai further disclosed that traffic would be detoured through the Watooka and Fair’s Rust route from today, beginning from 09:00h to 18:00h daily.In keeping with the approved relevant traffic safety requirements, the company said signs would be posted to effectively guide the flow of traffic.last_img read more

Dreher makes cut at LPGA ‘Q-school’ event

first_imgFort St. John product Kirby Dreher played herself into the final round at the LPGA qualifying tournament in Florda.After Monday’s final round of the 90-hole event, Dreher sat at 6-over par, good for a tie for 43rd spot.While that doesn’t earn her a full LPGA tour card for 2010, it gets her on ‘Priority List Category 20’ (the fourth section of winners).- Advertisement -Dreher finished her schooling at Kent State University last year, where she was named an all-American for her stellar play.last_img read more


first_img Harry Kane scores against West Ham Harry Kane’s 24th goal of the season snatched a dramatic point for Tottenham against West Ham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.The goal sparked a frenzy among Spurs supporters, but left the Hammers’ following dumbfounded as to how the 21-year-old was awarded a contentious penalty after a tangle with Alex Song.Typically, Twitter reacted in comical fashion. Below are some of the best bits from social media, with Gary Lineker and Richard Keys given their thoughts on the result… 1last_img read more

River Plate fan starts 15-hour trek, instead of short drive

first_img0Shares0000River Plate fanatic Javier Maluf poses with the Argentine’s club jersey’s at his home in Doha before setting out on his long trek to Madrid © AFP / Anne LEVASSEURDOHA, Qatar, Dec 8 – If Qatar’s bid to host the rescheduled Copa Libertadores final had been successful, River Plate fanatic Javier Maluf would have had a gentle 10-minute drive to see his heroes play.Instead, on Saturday evening, he and his family will begin a 14,200-kilometre, 15-hour round trip dash to Madrid — and stay there for just 24 hours — as well as spend around $2,500 (Sh2.5mn) just to see his side face bitter local rivals Boca Juniors. “It is worth it,” insisted Maluf. “It is worth it to go 24 hours to see a match.”He will travel with wife, Gabriela Marchetto, son Nicolas and meet his London-based daughter Mariana in the Spanish capital.The Malufs will be just a small part of an army of thousands of Argentinian fans expected to descend on Madrid this weekend.“We are planning to leave tonight, arrive there about 7.30 in the morning.“I am going to meet a friend of mine, who was my boss in Argentina, who is a River Plate fan.“He travelled yesterday with his family, as well.“We are going to have breakfast, we are going to exchange the tickets, have a rest, then go to the match.”– Couldn’t sleep –Maluf displays the 1947 River Plate jersey of Argentine striker Alfredo Di Stefano © AFP / Anne LEVASSEURThe second leg of the Copa Libertadores, the most prestigious prize in South American club football, has been switched to Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium following the violent scenes which marred the sides’ 2-2 first leg draw in Argentina last month.After Boca’s bus was attacked with “pepper spray, sticks and stones”, by River fans on the way to the stadium Boca players were hospitalised as the biggest game in South American club football history descended into disgrace.Maluf, 52, describes the violence as “very embarrassing”.In the immediate aftermath, South American football federation CONMEBOL ruled the match would take place outside Argentina.At one point, World Cup 2022 host Qatar’s Khalifa Stadium — just five kilometres from the Maluf home — seemed to be the most likely, if improbable, location for the rescheduled match.Its state-owned airline, Qatar Airways, is the shirt sponsor of Boca Juniors, as well as recently announcing itself as the “official global airline partner” of CONMEBOL.The Gulf emirate also enjoys increasingly warm relations with South American countries, including Argentina, and its national team will play in next year’s Copa America.“It was like a fantasy, I was very excited,” said Maluf about the prospect of the teams playing in Doha, although he admitted concerns.“I was worried initially that the match would be played here in Qatar.“At that stage I think the country is not prepared to receive a big derby like this, it’s a huge event.”– No ordinary fan –Maluf is never short of a football shirt © AFP / Anne LEVASSEURThe 52-year-old Maluf is no ordinary football fan.In an upstairs bedroom in his Doha home, Maluf has a vast collection of football memorabilia, including some 800 shirts, many of them original players’ jerseys from high-profile games.Among them is a Diego Maradona shirt worn by the legendary player when Argentina took on England at Wembley in 1980.Also in his collection is 1947 River Plate shirt worn by great, Alfredo Di Stefano.Pride of place though, says Maluf, is a blood-stained Mario Kempes shirt from Argentina’s 1978 World Cup finals win over France.His oldest River Plate shirt dates back to 1931, and was worn by Carlos Peucelle, who played in the first ever World Cup a year earlier.Somewhere among the collection, which also includes original World Cup footballs, is a Leo Messi Argentinian national jersey.Maluf also spent a recent trip to Sweden seeking out an original yellow IFK Malmo shirt worn by Argentinian players in the 1958 World Cup, due to a kit clash.In front of his wife, he warily admits, he can spend up to $3,000 (Sh3mn) on his “really nice collection”.But there is one club’s shirt that is not in his collection.“I don’t have any Boca Juniors,” he says.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Leicester v Watford live stream and team news – Prem coverage on talkSPORT

first_imgLeicester City host Watford in the Premier League this afternoon, kick off 15:00 BST, and you can listen to live commentary on talkSPORT.CLICK HERE TO LIVE STREAM COMMENTARY OF LEICESTER VS WATFORD ON TALKSPORTDespite sitting level on 40 points in the table leading into today’s meeting at the King Power Stadium, recent results suggest it’ll be yet another win under Craig Shakespeare.The league’s defending champions have been in fine form since Shakespeare took over from Claudio Ranieri at the end of February, and the Hornets will be wary of their threat.Jamie Vardy has scored two in his last three domestic appearances, so will Watford be able to keep him quiet?Find out how the action unfolds, right here, on talkSPORT!Check out the confirmed teams below:Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Benalouane, Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez, Ndidi, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Okazaki, VardySubs: Chilwell, Musa, King, Amartey, Slimani, Zieler, GrayWatford XI: Gomes, Prodl, Mariappa, Kabasele, Amrabat, Cleverley, Doucoure, Capoue, Janmaat, Okaka, NiangSubs: Deeney, Success, Behrami, Zuniga, Pantilimon, Eleftheriou, Pereira 1 Jamie Vardy last_img read more


first_imgFEATURES: A new initiative that enables people living with physical and  intellectual disabilities to get active within their community has been  launched in Donegal. Spearheaded by Letterkenny Chartered Physiotherapist, Johnny Loughrey and his team, the ‘No Barriers’ Programme aims to break down any actual and perceived barriers to physical activity for people living with physical and intellectual  disabilities. ‘No Barriers’ is designed to improve physical and mental health through  evidence based physiotherapy, exercise and nutritional support.The JT  Physio team worked in close partnership with the Little Angels School  and St. Eunan’s College Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Unit to develop the programme.The overall goal is to encourage greater levels  of independence for those with physical and intellectual disabilities, by improving their strength and physical fitness, while also facilitating integration into group exercise within their community.Commenting on the ‘No Barriers’ Programme, Johnny Loughrey, JT  Physiotherapy, told Donegal Daily, “This project is very close to our hearts and we’re extremely proud to be associated with it. “I work very closely  with the Irish Paralympics team and they are such an inspirationalgroup of athletes who, regardless of their disabilities, have achieved  so much”.“Often, people are conditioned to believe that their disabilities limit  them from achieving things which, in actual fact, they are more than capable of.“Here at JT Physiotherapy, we encourage people to realise that it’s ok to have a different baseline of fitness and level of  functional ability from the general population; however, the principles of exercise are the same – small increases in strength/mobility over  time reap big results.“There should be no barriers to getting fitter and living longer.”“Our vision is to create a friendly, positive and inclusive centre that  caters for both people with disabilities and the wider general public.“We want to build a space that acts as a social outlet for all members  of the community to engage in a positive activity together.” Adding to this, Sharon Gildea, St. Eunan’s College said: “From the  point of view of St. Eunan’s College ASD Unit, our experience with the No Barriers Programme has been exceptional.We have been privileged  to work with consummate professionals, who have proven themselves to be highly knowledgeable and empathetic in their interactions with the boys.The boys have benefited so much from their time with the  No Barriers Programme.“Weekly classes with Johnny and the team have  provided them with sensory feedback, occupational therapy and many new opportunities for social interaction. “We feel so fortunate to have been chosen by the No Barriers Programme as a pilot school, and look forward to working with this amazing organisation long into the future.”The ‘No Barriers’ Programme is funded entirely through JT Physiotherapy and currently runs group exercise classes for Little Angel’s National  School and St. Eunan’s College ASD Unit.JT PHYSIOTHERAPY LAUNCHES AMAZING NEW ‘NO BARRIERS’ INITIATIVE was last modified: May 27th, 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:FeatureshealthInitiativeIntellectual DisabilityJT PhysiotherapynewsProgrammeSportlast_img read more


first_imgGoing back to the clink: LaffertyA NOTORIOUS Donegal burglar has been given an extra two months behind bars after making a death threat – in court!Matthew Lafferty has a string of previous convictions for breaking into homes and drugs offences. The 22-year-old is serving a five year sentence for an aggravated burglary at a home in Co Mayo in which he terrorised an elderly couple.That conviction followed his arrest her for terrorising a pensioner near Kilmacrennan.Letterkenny District Court heard that during a court appearance there on September 9 last year Garda Brendan McMahon had witnessed the threat.“It was at 10.45am and Mr Lafferty was seen holding his hand up and making a cut throat gesture in the direction of a Mr Dean Kelly. He could also be seen mouthing words ‘I’m going to kill you’.Lafferty, formerly of Ballykeeran Kilmacrennan and now with an address at Castlerea Prison, admitted one charge of threatening behavior in a public place.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher told Judge Paul Kelly: “Mr Lafferty is no stranger to the court and to yourself.“He is now 22 and he has spent a considerable period of his life in custody, mainly due to his savage drugs and drinks addiction.“He has committed numerous offences – one of them as we know even in this court.”Mr Gallagher said Lafferty had a “very short fuse” but was making progress in prison and was now drugs free.“There is no defence on this charge – it was done in full view of everybody. He has a substantial criminal record at this stage; and work is underway to prevent it getting any longer when he gets out. We are on the right track.”Judge Kelly jailed Lafferty for another two months.2 EXTRA MONTHS BEHIND BARS FOR BURGLAR WHO MADE DEATH THREATS IN COURT was last modified: June 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegaljailejailedLetterkenny Circuit CourtMatthew Laffertylast_img read more

Black Tie Charity Ball in Donegal Town to raise awareness for lung cancer

first_imgBallintra man Tony Walsh has organised a lavish Black Tie Ball in Donegal Town – and you’re invited!Tony, who has fought lung cancer, is organising a black tie charity ball in The Central Hotel on February 24th.Guests will be treated to a drinks reception upon arrival at 7:30 pm, and will be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes with an exciting raffle. The money raised on the night will go to The Marie Keating Foundation’s ‘Listen To Your Lungs’ campaign and Target Lung Cancer, St. James’s Hospital.Tony took part in the ‘Listen To Your Lungs’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness for the symptoms of lung cancer.The Irish Cancer Society says that during a recent survey, 27% of Irish people were unable to name any symptom of lung cancer. The majority of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at a late stage which is why awareness of the symptoms and early detection is vital, the organisation says.Donegal scientist Anne-Marie Baird PhD of Lung Cancer Europe is also working towards raising awareness for the symptoms of lung cancer, and holds an annual event at Glenveagh National Park that allows people to have a chat, a walk, and a cuppa. In its inaugural year in 2016, this event raised a massive €2,500 for the Target Lung Cancer campaign at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.The signs and symptoms of lung cancer are:A cough that doesn’t go away or a change in a long-term coughFeeling short of breath or wheezingRepeated chest infections that won’t go away even after antibioticsCoughing up blood-stained phlegmPain in your chest, especially when you cough or breathe inFeeling more tired than usual and/or unexplained weight lossHoarse voice, problems swallowing or swelling in the face or neck“In Ireland, lung cancer kills more males than prostate cancer and more females than breast cancer, yet few are aware of this fact or of the symptoms associated with the disease,” Dr Baird says.So why not join in for a night of great craic in aid of a fantastic cause?For further information on lung cancer and support available and to take the Online Lung Health Checker visit Black Tie Charity Ball in Donegal Town to raise awareness for lung cancer was last modified: February 14th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Awarenessblack tieDonegal Townfundraiserlung cancerlast_img read more