Double duty for water polo stars: Canete, Anota fielded in open water swim

first_imgMOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo from Kuala Lumpur SEA Games Website.KUALA LUMPUR—The country’s bets in the men’s open water swimming happen to be water polo players, too.Teodoro Roy Canete and Mico Anota will comprise the men’s team to the 10-kilometer competition to be held Friday morning at Water Sports Complex in Presint 6, Putrajaya.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Swimming in Philippine women’s side in the competition to be held in the famed river are Melissa Gray Courtney and Erica Kristy Lukang.Canete and Anota are top scorers for the water polo team which will have a break from competition.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’ Gilas Pilipinas motivated amid pressure to deliver SEA Games gold LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingscenter_img View comments Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbatelast_img read more

Cone braces for tough Meralco in Game 3: ‘They have a lot of punches left’

first_imgHow Trump’s impeachment differs from a criminal trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We didn’t shoot the ball particularly well tonight, but we played the game in other areas and made it up there,” said coach Tim Cone.The Gin Kings anticipated a huge fightback from the Bolts as they saw themselves down early, 8-17 to start the game. But they put themselves within striking distance as they waited for the right time to strike.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith Meralco holding a 75-69 edge in the final 5:56, that was when Ginebra made its rally, with Japeth Aguilar’s thunderous dunk igniting what would be a deciding 17-1 finishing kick as the Kings came away with the 86-76 Game 2 win.“We took a big punch from them early in the game. We kind of survived that and we were able to kind of make it into a possession-by-possession game. No one really got up in front, then we had a real good closing kick,” Cone said. LATEST STORIES Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020? MOST READ Pacquiao, manager fuel speculations of potential McGregor fight “Our energy went up in the last three minutes of the game when we tied the basketball game and we just kind of fed off that energy the rest of the way, emotionally. Seeing that the opportunity was there for us to win that game.”The triumph gave the Gin Kings to a 2-0 series lead in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, two wins away from retaining their title in the season-ending conference.It was an uplifting win given the situation both teams had to go through stemming from Game 1 in Lucena, but Cone knows the Gin Kings have their work cut out for them with a desperate Meralco side fighting for its life on Wednesday.“I think they have a lot of punches left to throw us. This is a real trying game because of the out-of-town experience that we had 48 hours ago. We didn’t get back to Manila until 3 o’ clock in the morning and guys weren’t asleep until 3:30 or 4 a.m,” Cone said.“So it was a real trying weekend for us and for them as well. It just looked like at the end, we just had a little more than they did. Now they got two days to refresh, and I think that extra day in a series is really valuable to the teams,” he added. “They’re gonna come out with full punches in Game 3.“ADVERTISEMENT Mbala locks down Desiderio in DLSU rout of UP 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 Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra’s character was tested on Sunday when a motivated Meralco crew threw everything it had to equalize the series on Sunday.“It was a struggle. [Meralco is] mentally very tough and they’re hard to crack. But I’m just truly happy with our guys, just hanging in there, battling and finding a way,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 3 alleged bet collectors of ‘bookies’ nabbed in Quezon Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Suspected drug pusher falls in Quezon sting View commentslast_img read more

President Sirleaf Meets with India’s Special Envoy

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received in audience last Friday, September 11, the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India, His Excellency G. M. Siddeshwara; who is also the Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises of India. Mr. Siddeshwara was in the country to deliver a special message from Prime Minister Narenda Modi on Liberia-India relations.Although the contents of the ‘special message’ remain undisclosed, Mr. Siddeshwara also delivered a Special Invitation for the Liberian leader to attend the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit to be held in New Delhi, India on October 29. The India-Africa Forum Summit serves as a platform to deliberate on the latest developments in India-Africa Cooperation and chart out the future course of common efforts to enhance South-South Cooperation.The 1st India-Africa Forum Summit was held in New Delhi in 2008; while the 2nd Summit took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2011. The 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit will be preceded by a meeting of Foreign Ministers of Africa and India as well as the preparatory meeting of senior officials of Africa and India.The Special Envoy expressed delight about his visit to Liberia and thanked President Sirleaf for Liberia’s cooperation and collaboration with India. He extolled the excellent relations between the two countries spanning several decades now. He also expressed satisfaction that the Liberian President as a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 also received the Indira Gandhi Prize from India.Minister Siddeshwara acknowledged the presence of a large India community in Liberia, helping to expand economic relations. He noted that Prime Minister Modi was excited to meet the Liberia leader in India pointing out that a bilateral meeting will take place on the margins of the summit to cement and consolidate India-Liberia relations.For her part, President Sirleaf thanked the Envoy for the visit and the Special Message from Indian Prime Minister Modi. She also acknowledged the long standing excellent relations between Liberia and India, citing both countries’ participation in the G-77, India’s contribution to Liberia’s transport sector and the large Indian business community here.The Liberian President indicated that India’s assistance will be crucial in the health and educational sectors as well as in industrialization for value addition to the country’s vast natural resources and the development of an industrial park for the country. Support to the Government’s infrastructural program was also sought.President Sirleaf also thanked Prime Minister Modi through his Special Envoy for India’s support to Liberia during the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease which killed many and nearly destroyed the country’s economy.Special Envoy Siddeshwara was accompanied to the office of the President by India’s Honorary Counsel Upjit (Jeety) Singh Sachdeva and India’s Ambassador accredited to Liberia, His Excellency Mr. Dinesh Bhatia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Vessel named after murdered prison officer

first_imgThe vessel which will soon transport prisoners to the Mazaruni high-security prison was named in honour of fallen rank Troy Williams, who died in the infamous Republic Day Camp Street Prison jailbreak in 2002.The $118 million boat called the ML Troy W will sail in a ceremonial trip on the Demerara River this Saturday.Dead: Troy Williams  The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) said that the boat has accommodation for 80 passengers above the main deck as well as a 60-tonne cargo space below the main deck forward of the engine room.  It contains three watertight bulkheads which divide the hull into four compartments. It was noted that the vessel would be fitted with two Perkins diesel engines of approximately 500 horsepower.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, in the presence of Williams’ family, will formally hand over the vessel to the Prison Service at Saturday’s commissioning ceremony.Williams met his demise on February 23, 2002 when five inmates broke out of the penitentiary and stabbed the 21-year-old to death. Fellow prison officer Roxanne Winfield, who was shot to the head, was left paralysed and lost vision in her right eye.The passenger/cargo vessel contract for the Guyana Prison Service was awarded to the Guyana National Industrial Company (GNIC) Incorporated, and the project commenced in May 2017. The Prison Service noted that the twin screw passenger/cargo vessel has been designed for harbour and riverine service in Guyana.last_img read more

Local science fair winners to compete nationally

first_imgWinners from last Tuesday’s Northern Regional Science Fair are set to compete at a national level.Of the 276 students that participated in the Regional Science Fair at North Peace Secondary School, five finalists were selected to represent Northern B.C. at the Canada Wide Science Fair. The national science fair will be held in Toronto in May.The five students selected are Kevala Van Volkenburg, a grade eight student from Bert Bowes, Dylan Kassian, a grade nine student from Bert Bowes, Jayne Kassian, a grade seven student from Bert Bowes, Jacquie Gulevich, a grade 11 student from NPSS and Nicholas Kurjata, a grade eight student from Bert Bowes. – Advertisement -These students will showcase their projects, competing for thousands of dollars in scholarships and cash prizes.last_img read more

Leaving early may leave you with extra time

first_imgHours after two motorcycles crashed at dawn Tuesday on the southbound 405 Freeway near Sepulveda Boulevard, traffic was still backed up for miles. On any given day, collisions like this are responsible for about a quarter of the bottlenecks that frustrate Southern California commuters, Caltrans officials say. Like other clever species, seasoned L.A. commuters have adapted to their environment. Drivers often add 10 to 30 minutes to each trip, knowing that a highway headache is likely. “We have to imagine it and give ourselves extra time before going anywhere,” said Rabia Kahraman, 25, of Northridge, who gives herself an extra half-hour to get downtown on Friday afternoons. Getting on the road earlier than your neighbor gives many of us a buffer in coping with unpredictable traffic. But when your neighbor catches on – and more and more are – the buffer simply evaporates. That’s one of the reasons Los Angeles commuters spend a total of 623,796,000 hours a year sitting in traffic, says Tim Lomax, research engineer for the Texas Transportation Institute. In other words, all this leaving-early stuff can wind up making you late anyway. “It doesn’t necessarily sound like a huge problem, but it certainly affects how society works – how many things you can do, how many meetings you can get to,” Lomax said. Say you have a 4 p.m. doctor’s appointment in Culver City and leave your Woodland Hills home at 3, figuring the 101/405 interchange will be a nightmare. But traffic is unexpectedly light that day and you get there by 3:45 p.m. That gives you at least 15 extra minutes of magazine-reading time in the doctor’s office, and probably even longer because doctors often add in some buffer time to appointments anticipating that people will be late. But for many, that 15-minute windfall is a wasted quarter of an hour if they can’t bank on it day in and day out. So to deal with the uncertainty, philosophy professor C. Jacob Hale has turned the leave-early trend on its head. His leave-late philosophy gives him peace of mind after he finishes his work at 5 p.m. at California State University, Northridge. Rather than rushing into rush hour, he waits 15 minutes and uses the time wisely. “There’s a micro-local traffic jam here,” Hale said. “It saves a lot of aggravation to know traffic patterns.” Traffic delays not only affect commuters, they hurt businesses. Just ask Carrie Tippens, who works in sales at Lee’s Hair Salon in Burbank. Ten years ago the majority of clients were on time to their hair appointments. But congestion in downtown Burbank has grown over time as more businesses come in and take up more parking. Now, the hair salon does not expect people to arrive on time. “We assume people will be late,” Tippens said. “Some people leave very early to get here on time, and then they’re caught on the freeway anyway.” Every year or so a wreck on the freeway can cause such profound traffic problems that even curtain times are delayed at the Ahmanson Theatre, said Jim Royce, director of marketing. However the theater encourages people to show up on time. Along with their tickets, guests get driving instructions, maps and a restaurant guide. “That helps them essentially get to the church on time,” Royce said. (818)713-3746 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

The only thing Celtic need this season is for Rangers to get promoted

first_imgCeltic need Rangers.It may have felt like a wonderful moment for Hoops fans when their bitter Glasgow rivals were dumped into Scotland’s Third Division in 2012, but it has its down side for Celtic, too.For the second successive season, Celtic face another campaign without Champions League football. They seem to be slipping further away from the elite and it’s partly because of what’s happened to Rangers.Celtic were granted a huge slice of luck last season when, having lost to Legia Warsaw in the third qualifying round, they progressed to the play-off round after their opponents were expelled for fielding an ineligible player.Maribor ended their group stage hopes then, just as Malmo did this year. For a club the size of Celtic, that is just not good enough, but it is understandable.With Rangers in the top flight, Celtic were challenged throughout the domestic season – the competition from Ibrox raised the Hoops’ standard and so they were much sharper when it came to playing the European elite.The last time Celtic had a good run in the Champions League, reaching the last 16 in 2012, it came just months after fighting off Rangers to win the Scottish title.Back then, Celtic beat Spartak Moscow away and recorded a memorable victory against Barcelona, before falling to Juventus in the first knockout stage.Meanwhile, Rangers were languishing in the fourth tier and so began Celtic’s procession to title after title.Ever since, without the prospect of losing out in the title race to their arch rivals, it’s inevitable the lack of competition would have an impact on the team’s sharpness, particularly in August.After one season without Rangers in the top flight, Celtic just managed to scrape past Karagandy in the final qualifying round, winning the second leg 3-0 to reach the group stage 3-2 on aggregate.But they fared poorly in Group H, finishing bottom after losing five of their six fixtures.It’s been worse ever since.The knock on effect of Champions League failure has been a financial shortfall and the sales of players like Victor Wanyama, Gary Hooper and Fraser Forster.There’s no doubt Celtic are going backwards in Europe and it’s coincided with Rangers’ absence from the top flight, as unpalatable as they may be to the Hoops.And as the only Scottish winners of the European Cup, Celtic are a club that should always look to achieve beyond domestic dominance.Do you think the return of Rangers – now managed by the shrewd Mark Warburton – would help bring back the big European nights at Parkhead? Vote and share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. 1 Celtic fans with banners for Rangers last_img read more

‘Superman,’ ‘Poseidon’ set for IMAX

first_img On Nov. 19, the companies will team for “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” They had previously announced the November 2006 release of “Happy Feet,” an animated musical comedy about a tap-dancing emperor penguin’s adventures in the Antarctic. The movies are remastered for the giant screen with IMAX’s DMR process, which allows a movie to be enlarged for an eight-story-high, 120-foot-wide screen. “Superman” will be released June 30, 2006, and is the long-awaited resumption of a franchise made popular by Christopher Reeve in the title role. “Poseidon” is a re-envisioning of the 1972 adventure classic about a luxury ocean liner that capsizes from a colossal tidal wave. It is set for release on May 12, 2006. “`Poseidon’ is going to be a major release for us in the international marketplace next year,” said Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, president of International Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures. “We believe it’s exactly the type of film that audiences will respond to in IMAX’s dramatic large-scale presentation.” IMAX Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler said Thursday that assembling Warner Bros. titles and other commercial films is helping drive the expansion of the IMAX theater network. There are now 259 IMAX theaters in 36 countries, 60 percent of which are located in North America. “Warner Bros. Pictures does a fantastic job of integrating us into their marketing efforts and fully ‘eventizes’ its IMAX releases, and we look forward to continuing our great partnership,” they said in a statement. Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758!dtpost 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On a day that its third-quarter earnings fell short of Wall Street estimates, IMAX Corp. said Thursday that it will be releasing the Warner Bros. films “Superman Returns” and “The Poseidon Adventure” on its giant screens next year the same day they debut in regular theaters. Canada-based IMAX reported net income of $2.3 million, or 5 cents a share, up 27 percent from a year ago while revenue rose to $33.4 million, up 5 percent from 2004’s third quarter. Despite those increases, Wall Street had been expecting earnings of 7 cents per share and revenue of nearly $36 million. Following the earnings announcement, IMAX shares fell 97 cents, or 10.97 percent to close at $8.02 on Nasdaq. But the company’s mood was still upbeat as IMAX extended its alliance with Warner Bros. on “Superman” and “Poseidon.” “Warner Bros. Pictures has a special expertise in developing groundbreaking tent-pole films, and we’re thrilled to partner with the studio again on a picture expected to be one of the biggest of 2006,” said Greg Foster, chairman and president of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. Such Warner Bros. releases as “The Polar Express,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Batman Begins,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and the “Harry Potter” franchise have all seen multimillion-dollar boosts to their box office returns by being released, sometimes simultaneously, on giant IMAX screens. “It seems to be good for both companies,” said Brandon Gray, president of Box Office Mojo. “IMAX boosted ‘The Polar Express’ and a number of other Warner Bros. pictures.” “Express” was off to a sluggish box office start a year ago but ended up being a major hit, partly due to the popularity of the IMAX 3-D version of the film, which grossed $45 million worldwide. “Polar” ended up grossing $160 million domestically. The IMAX version of “Batman Begins” contributed nearly $17 million to the $205 million gross and about $15 million to the $204.5 million earned by “Charlie.” Both films were 2-D releases. last_img

Drake Soccer Schedule Update

first_imgAdmission is free to both matches. There will be no online broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3 for either match. The address for Valley High School is below. Tiger Field at Valley High School1001-1099 39th St, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265 The Drake women’s team, which had its match versus Indiana State on Friday night postponed, will kickoff with Sycamores at 1 p.m. The Drake men’s team, which was scheduled to host Loyola on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Cownie, will now kickoff with the Ramblers at 3:30 p.m.  Print Friendly Version Due to heavy rain and unplayable field conditions at the Cownie Soccer Complex, the Drake men’s and women’s soccer team will play a doubleheader on Saturday (Oct. 7) afternoon at Tiger Field at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa.last_img read more


first_imgAn emotional skydive to celebrate the memory of two best friends killed in tragic road accidents have raised over €10,000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.Shane Patton and Shane Brolly were killed in separate road accidents just a year apart. Shane Patton was killed in a road accident in Drumkeen on July 13th 2012.Less than a year later in June 2013, his best friend Shane Brolly was killed when the vehicle he was a passenger in collided with another car.Friends and family of the both men decided to organise a skydive to both celebrate the memory of their lives, and to raise money for the cardiac ward in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.Vicky Galvin who helped organise the wonderful event told Donegal Daily, “I’m pleased to say we safely completed our skydive in memory of our two Shane’s. “Eleven family and friends completed the jump.“While some other family members and close friends were in attendance to cheer us on.“It was a very emotional day for all involved, but it was an amazing experience, and we know the two boys would be very proud of everyone involved.“We managed to raise a total of  €10,413.52 and all funds will be donated to the Cardiac ward in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.The second anniversary masses for Shane Patton are being held this Friday 11th July at 7.30pm in St. Patricks Church, Drumkeen, and on Saturday 12th July at 6.00pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.   SKYDIVE IN MEMORY OF TWO BEST FRIENDS RAISES €10,000 FOR CHARITY was last modified: July 10th, 2014 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:10KEmotionalFeatureskilledMemorynewsRoad accidentsShane Brollyshane pattonSkydivelast_img read more