Yu ends medal drought for PH swimmers with bronze

first_imgTrending 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) Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdles MOST READcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Yessy Venesia Yosaputra of Indonesia took home the silver, logging 2:18.19.Yu’s podium finish averted a medal drought for PH swimming that drew subpar results from Jessie King Lacuna and Fil-American Nicole Oliva.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’Lacuna finished sixth in both the 400-meter men’s freestyle finals on Monday and in the 200m butterfly.Oliva also faltered as she wound up in sixth in the 400m women’s freestyle, which was also ruled by Vietnam’s swimming supertar Nguyen. Roxanne Yu gave the Philippine swimming team its first medal after winning the bronze in the women’s 200 meter backtroke in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at National Aquatic Centre inside KL Sports City in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Yu clocked 2:19.98, about seven seconds behind Vietnam’s Thi Anh Vien Nguyen, who bagged the gold with a time of 2:13.64.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueeslast_img read more

Arellano zooms to 2-0 card

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Azkals draw with Yemenis, stay on top San Sebastian similarly downed Jose Rizal University in straight sets, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21, in the second game to barge into the win column.Prado fired 16 points, while Arocha added 15 for Arellano, bringing to fore the skills and smarts they have learned from playing in the previous PVL Open Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend“In the Open Conference we faced better players which allowed us to level up our game,” said Prado in Filipino.That level was in full display as Arellano ran plays like a sure-footed veteran squad against the Lady Red Spikers, whose bevy of power hitters just could not get their game going. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground Winning start Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University imposed its edge in experience to crush San Beda, 25-22, 25-21, 25-18, Wednesday and remain unbeaten in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Jovelyn Prado and Regine Arocha led the Lady Chiefs in scoring their second straight victory and at the same time providing a glimpse of what to expect from the reigning NCAA women’s champions.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ LATEST STORIES Issa Viray and Chesca Racraquin tried to hammer their way against the formidable defense of Arellano, scoring 12 and 9 points, respectively.The Lady Chiefs, who downed the St. Benilde Lady Blazers in the opener (25-20, 25-22, 25-17), were never in trouble in the match as coach Obet Javier’s squad was on-point throughout.San Beda took a 16-13 lead in the second set but Mary Anne Esguerra and Necole Ebuen triggered a 5-1 binge to put things in order.“They tried to load up on their serves, that’s why they managed to take the lead,” said Prado, the team captain. “But that’s where we held on to our receives even better.”San Beda, which bested Technological Institute of the Philippines (25-13, 25-18, 25-27, 25-13) in its opener, fell to 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

APNU has not reengaged AFC as yet – Granger

first_imgLGE 2018Chairman of the A Partnership for National Unity coalition (APNU), President David Granger, has confirmed that discussions are ongoing with coalition partners as they prepare to campaign and contest the constitutionally due Local Government Elections (LGE) which are slated for year-end.The five parties include the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Justice For All Party (JFAP), Guyana Action Party (GAP), and the National Front Alliance (NFA).“As you know, I belong to a five-party partnership. The (Alliance For Change) AFCAPNU Chairman David Grangeris one party in the coalition but I have to consult with my five parties and that consultation process has started,” he said.The Head of State explained that the APNU has not reengaged the AFC as yet but they are aware of the comments that are being made in the media of working together for the LGE.“And we are still consulting with our partners to ensure that we come up with a way forward. “What I’m happy to say is all six partners are committed to coalition politics and this is the face we will present to the electorate at Local Government Elections later this year. So that is our objective and it is just a matter of working out the modalities,” he added.The President has also confirmed receiving a letter from the AFC, which speaks to the elections. This comes against the backdrop of recent comments made by AFC Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan, who said on April 5 that the party has decided to contest the election under one ticket.“We have made a decision that we are going as a coalition. We have to thrash out a number of issues preferably in relation to candidacy candidates, and number of other things,” he told the press, while noting that the AFC has noticed some unfortunate development in the Georgetown municipality.Ramjattan was referring to the attitude of APNU Councillors, including Town Clerk Royston King towards AFC members, which he claimed is “bothering us.” The AFC Chairman indicated that statements in this regard have been made and will be officially raised through communication with APNU officials.In mid-January, Trotman had announced the possibility of the party breaking away from the APNU for this year’s elections. The AFC leader went as far as to reveal that there was a strong opinion of body within the party that the AFC should go alone, which may have been prompted over delays with reviewing the Cummingsburg Accord.The AFC has, of recent, come under fire for the perceived submissive role it played when it joined forces with APNU. In 2017 top leadership of the AFC had decided to revise its governing agreement with APNU.Days later, General Secretary of the People’s National Congress (PNC), the leading party in the APNU coalition, Amna Ally, said the APNU is prepared to contest the LGE without the AFC. However, the President had hinted that contesting LGE as a coalition would have been the best option.Meanwhile, despite several infightings among coalition members, especially at the level of the City Council, Ramjattan sought to defend both parties when he was asked to comment on the issue. He claimed that the relationship particularly at the Central Government level is cordial. “We have tremendously cordial relationship at that highest level. I have a very good relationship with President Granger and his entire team and it’s not reflective of any kind of relationship at the bottom there as had happened in the municipality,” he explained to the media. The Minister admitted that the AFC’s Opposition to the controversial parking meter project might have resulted in APNU controlling both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor positions. Only recently, the PNC-dominated Council voted to replace AFC member Lionel Jaikarran as Deputy Mayor.last_img read more

Cubans remanded for forging US visas

first_imgThree Cubans, who all forged United States visas, found themselves before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Rafeal Rodriguez Baroso, 41; Elinese Esperaso, 20; and 35-year-old George Alleyne Ortega – all of Cuba – denied the charges brought before them.It is alleged that Baroso and Esperaso with intent to defraud on May 5, 2018, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), uttered to Sachin Ram, a Customer Service Agent attached to the Timehri Handling Service Incorporation, their Republic of Cuban passports in favour of themselves with a forge US visa inserted, knowing same to be false.It is also alleged that between April 22, and May 5, 2018, they conspired with persons to forge the said visas. Ortega was slapped with the same two offences which he reportedly committed on April 28, 2018.When questioned, Esperaso revealed that she was told that she would be able to obtain her US visa easier from Guyana. She however noted that she was unaware that her visa was forged.Magistrate McLennan remanded the trio to prison. The case will continue at the Providence Magistrate’s Court on May 15.last_img read more

Govt inherited depressing financial landscape

first_imgPresident’s address to ParliamentDespite being in office for almost a year and a half, presenting two national budgets and another due for December 2016, President David Granger on Thursday used an address to the National Assembly to complain about the state of the country’s economy back in May 2015 when his A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition took office, describing it as a depressing financial landscape.Addressing the National Assembly in the absence of the Opposition People’s ProgressiPresident David Granger speaking to Government MPs after the Opposition boycotted his addressve Party/Civic which boycotted the President’s address to the 65-member legislature, Granger said the economic legacy that his Government inherited was characterised by a lack of strategic planning and whimsical decision-making.“Your Government entered a depressing financial landscape in May 2015… Economic mismanagement was accompanied by huge debts for unpaid international obligations and court judgements,” Granger said, adding that the absence of a policy to provide employment opportunities for youth and to reduce extreme poverty and the failure to energise the manufacturing sector helped to weaken the economy.GuySuCoThe Guyanese Head of State singled out the financial troubles faced by the cash-strapped Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), which he said owed $89 billion in debts, forcing the Government to divert money from economic and social programmes to rescue the ailing Corporation with an immediate injection of $12 billion and an additional $11 billion in 2016, making it a $23 billion bailout in 18 months.“These transfers exclude the servicing of GuySuCo’s debts in respect of the Skeldon Estate Modernisation Project – a monstrous and monumental US$200 million mistake and, probably Guyana’s single most costly industrial catastrophe of all time,” he stated.RiceHe said that rice farmers “were not spared the previous Administration’s reckless mismanagement.”“The PetroCaribe Fund – used to meet payments to farmers for rice and paddy shipped to Venezuela – contained less than US$1 million in May 2015. Your Government was forced to make available nearly $4 billion immediately so that poor paddy farmers could be paid,” the President claimed.JudgementsHe also spoke of a number of liabilities which he said his Administration inherited including a $7 billion in favour of NH Elias for the East Bank Demerara Road, the $1.3 billion in favour of Rudisa Beverages, judgement in favour of Trinidad Cement Limited, settlement for $1.4 billion with B K Tiwari on Haags Bosch Project and several other judgements that will cost the State over $1 billion.“Your Government, also, was obliged to provide another $5.4 billion bailout the National Insurance Scheme as a consequence of the previous Administration’s irresponsible CLICO investment,” he stated.Granger however noted that despite these challenges, his Government managed to give public servants pay increases, raise the income tax threshold from $600,000 to $660,000, increase the minimum wage from $39,520 in May 2015, to $55,000 in January 2016 while Old Age Pension and public assistance were also increased.“These benefits, taken together, augmented workers disposable income significantly,” he stated.The President also spoke of his Government’s intentions to improve the quality of life for Guyanese, including greater access to public service, declaring that citizens should not have to leave their respective regions to access public service.According to the Head of State, his Government’s overarching objective is to ensure a ‘good life’ for all of citizens and has chosen a ‘green’ pathway to achieve a higher quality of life. He went on to outline his ‘green agenda” which encompasses a comprehensive, multisectorial development programme.Public securityThe President also outlined his Government’s plans for the security sector which includes the establishment of several anti-crime agencies to uproot the causes of crime and its links with transnational crime.“We established a National Security Committee.  We are in the process of establishing a new National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA) to address the mother of all crimes – the trafficking in narcotics. We will establish a new National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) to ensure better surveillance of our borders and coasts,” Granger stated.He added that a decision was also taken to re-engage the United Kingdom with a view to restoring the aborted Security Sector Reform Action Plan (SSRAP).“The Plan will commence soon with the arrival of experts from the United Kingdom to advise us on crafting a national security response to domestic and transnational crime – including narcotics-trafficking and gun-running,” the President explained.He said too that increased aerial surveillance over the maritime zone over the past year led to a reduction in the incidence of piracy as he pledged to expand the Guyana Police Force’s Marine wing.Among the other areas the President examined are his Government’s legislative agenda, public trust and its aim to fulfil its campaign promise of a good life.“We aim at the development of a cohesive society in which confrontation is replaced by cooperation. The removal of inequalities based on geography and ethnicity will lay the foundation for a better ‘quality of life’ for everyone.  We will work to reduce prejudice and violence. We will fashion a multicultural society characterised by tolerance and mutual respect,” President Granger declared.last_img read more

Senior Flyers hope to close the gap on Spirit River tonight

first_imgTrailing the Spirit River Rangers by three points with four games to go, the task is tough for the Fort St. John Senior Flyers if they hope to catch them in the standings. The good news for Fort St. John is that they control their own destiny in catching Spirit River as two of those four games are against the Rangers, one of those being tonight in Spirit River.Fort St. John is coming off an easy victory over the winless Grimshaw Huskies which they took 9-2. Meanwhile in their last game Spirit River defeated Manning 7-1.After tonight’s game the Flyers will make their way to Grimshaw on Saturday night. The next home game for Fort St. John will be the final regular season home game against Spirit River on February 5.- Advertisement –last_img

USL SOCCER: COCKHILL, SWILLY AND LETTERKENNY THROUGH IN CUP CLASHES

first_imgUlster Senior LeagueUmbro FAI Intermediate Cup Results 27.10.13There were three Intermediate Cup games down for decision on Sunday with the meeting of Drumkeen Utd and Cockhill Celtic billed as the game of the day. These two evenly matched teams did not disappoint, despite the bad weather conditions, serving up a nine goal thriller that took extra time to separate the sides before the Inishowen kingpins advanced to the next round. Elsewhere there was a derby between Bonagee Utd. And Letterkenny Rovers and in Ramelton, Swilly Rovers hosted Kildrum Tigers. In Letterkenny, Trevor Scanlon’s Rovers got the better of rivals Bonagee on a score of 6-2 while Jason Gibson’s Swilly dispatched Kildrum Tigers. All 3 teams will be hoping for favourable home draws in the next round of the competition. Cracking Tie in DrumkeenDrumkeen Utd. 4Cockhill Celtic 5 (AET)In a cracking cup tie played in very wet and windy conditions the home side Drumkeen were missing a few players due to injury. Nevertheless, Drumkeen started off brightly and after 5 minutes hit the post. The home team continued to put pressure on the Cockhill defence and after a few missed chances by both teams Drumkeen scored took the lead through Conor Carlin. Cockhill piled on the pressure and drew level from an own goal before half time to send the sides in level at the break. 1 – 1 half time. In the second half Drumkeen went into a two goal lead with goals from Richie Moore and Packie Mailey. Again Cockhill never gave up and Garbhain Friel showed his strength when he went in on a high ball on top of McCauley and scored, Cockhill scored again after a corner to go 4 -3 in front. The home team came back again the Chris Kyle scored to send the game into extra time. With the game looking destined for penalties at 4-4 in the last minute of extra time, Cockhill scored the winner.Drumkeen would like to wish Cockhill good luck in the next round and perhaps go on and win it, you have the squad of players to do it.Letterkenny Ease ThroughBonagee Utd. 2Letterkenny Rovers 6  In a game in which the score line would suggest a thrilling encounter, this match was far from an enthralling one and it is Letterkenny who came out on top in this local derby. Played on a very wet and blustery day, it was Bonagee who started brightly and took the lead in the 14th minute. Graham Cullen’s ball into the channel reached Mark Harkin, and the latter finished between keeper and post. Letterkenny equalised on the half hour mark through Anthony Gorman. The former Finn Harps man unleashed a shot from 25 yards that flew into the top corner of the net, much to the delight of the visiting bench. They took the lead with only a couple of minutes left of the first forty five, this time John Doherty rose highest in the box to head home a Jamie Doherty corner. With the second half only five minutes old, Johnny Minnock extended their lead when his free kick into the danger area evaded everyone and nestled in the back of the net. Bonagee pulled a goal back in the 61st minute, this time it was Greg Magee to score a spectacular effort from twenty five yards out. Jason Doherty regained Letterkenny’s two goal advantage in the 72nd minute when his effort was somehow pushed into the net by the Bonagee goalkeeper. Doherty turned provider three minutes later, when he controlled Minnock’s cross field ball expertly and squared for Darren McElwaine to volley home from ten yards. With the players tiring, Letterkenny completed the scoring in the 88th minute, this time Jamie Doherty scored from six yards. Team performances. Ref Packie Coll. Swilly Tame TigersSwilly Rovers 2Kildrum Tigers 0 An entertaining match played in good conditions considering the early morning rain as the Rovers came out on top. Very keenly contested game and both teams had early chances but it was the home team that took the lead midway through the half, a great free kick delivery from out wide and Dylan Hegarty towered above everyone at the back to head past the helpless Kildrum keeper. Swilly would go in at the break one up.The second half started with Kildrum much the stronger and pushing hard for an equaliser. They had numerous chances but a mix of great defending and fine goalkeeping kept them out. They pressure did tell however late as they were awarded a penalty. Darren Cassidy stepped up but Wade was to come up trumps with a fine save down to his right. Almost immediately Swilly went up the pitch and made it two, substitute Bobby Hanlon finished expertly with his left foot as it fell to him from six yards. They now advance to the national stages of the draw were they would hope for a home draw to ignite the great cup tradition from years gone by.  USL SOCCER: COCKHILL, SWILLY AND LETTERKENNY THROUGH IN CUP CLASHES was last modified: October 27th, 2013 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:cockillintermediate cupLetterkenny Roversswilly roversUSLlast_img read more

Juventus defender has not had talks with Chelsea insists agent

first_imgJuventus defender Daniele Rugani is happy at Juventus and has had no contact with Chelsea, according to his agent.Rugani has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and is predicted to become one of Maurizio Sarri’s top targets should he get the manager’s job. 1 As talkSPORT told you this week, Sarri is hoping to lure Rugani to England with the promise of first-team football.Arsenal are also said to be keen on signing the 23-year-old this summer, while a swap deal regarding Lazio’s midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been mooted too.But now Rugani’s agent, Davide Torchia, has poured cold water over all rumours linking his client with a move away from Juve.He told SportItalia: “Daniele has never been offered to anyone, let alone Lazio.“We can’t say for sure in life that the player is off the market completely, but we can confirm no formal offers have arrived.“He is happy to be there and Juve are happy with him. It was purely a coincidence we had this meeting after those reports. I can assure you we did not talk about Chelsea.”center_img Rugani’s agent says he is happy in Turin last_img read more

Timmer Scores 24 Points In 74-69 Loss To Alaska Anchorage

first_img Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Fox Sports Net Listen Live Watch Live “Anchorage played well, they executed their offense well,” Giacoletti added. “They denied us on defense and took us out of some things.” Full Schedule Roster Box Score (PDF) “I’m proud of our guys in fighting through for 40 minutes,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “You find out a lot about your team in these tournaments and we’ve had stretches that were good. We led for the majority of the game against Iona, who is in the championship game. There’s bits and pieces there, but you have to be able to sustain that 40 minutes and we have not been able to do that.” at DePaul 11/30/2016 – 7:30 p.m. Drake also faced an early 11-point deficit, but used an 8-2 run to pull within five points at 19-14. The Bulldogs stayed within five points until Wampler scored eight of his points during a 10-0 Drake run to give the Bulldogs a 30-25 lead. The Bulldogs’ defense held UAA without a field goal for more than seven minutes but could not pull away as the Seawolves scored five points in the final 90 seconds of the half to tie the game at halftime, 33-33. Next Game: Photo Gallery Preview Drake (1-5) was led by junior guard Reed Timmer’s (New Berlin, Wis.) 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting while Billy Wampler (Eau Claire, Wis.) added 11 points off the bench. Alaska Anchorage got 24 points, five assists and three steals from Sekou Wiggs while Spencer Svejcar recorded 20 points for the victorious Seawolves. Box Score (HTML) Story Links A pair of baskets from Timmer in the final two minutes twice pulled Drake within seven points, but UAA responded with free throws both times to maintain their advantage and record the Seawolves’ 45th all-time win over a Division I opponent. Timmer scored 15 of his points in the second half. ANCHORAGE, Ak. – The Drake University men’s basketball team closed out its trip to the GCI Great Alaska Shootout with a 74-69 loss to the host, Alaska Anchorage, on Saturday, Nov. 26. UAA opened the second half on a 23-7 run to lead by 15 points, 55-40, with 11:41 left in the contest with Wiggs scoring 11 of his points during that span. The Bulldogs pulled within nine points twice before six-straight UAA points, four from Wiggs, stretched the lead back out to 15, 64-49, with seven minutes left in the contest before a De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) three-pointer ended the run and gave Drake some momentum. McMurray finished with nine points, all on three-pointers, and a career-high six assists. Drake returns to the lower 48 states this week for its next game at DePaul on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at McGrath-Phillips Arena. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more