PH finishes 4th in men’s water polo

first_imgFILE – Photo from Kuala Lumpur SEA Games Website.The Philippines just missed out on a podium finish in men’s water polo, losing to Indonesia, 12-5, Sunday in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Stumbling from the get-go, the Filipinos faced a 4-1 deficit in the first quarter against the reigning silver medalists and failed to respond in the ensuing quarters to bow out of the competition with three straight defeats.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Halep in line for No. 1 after Cincinnati semifinal win Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Teen gunned down in Masbate The Philippines finished its campaign with a 1-3 card, with its lone win coming against Thailand, 9-7 in the opening day last Tuesday.Singapore won the gold medal, Indonesia settled for silver, while host country Malaysia wound up with bronze.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’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READlast_img read more

Leave care packages for mailman

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The food donated by the residents of Santa Clarita through the letter carriers’ food drive carries us through the summer months when donations are at their slowest and need is the highest,” said Belinda Crawford, the pantry’s executive director. Residents are asked to leave boxes or bags of food in nonbreakable packaging next to their mailboxes before the mail arrives. The goal this year is to exceed the 30 tons donated last year. SANTA CLARITA – Residents are urged today to leave nonperishable food out for letter carriers as part of the national Stamp Out Hunger campaign. The donations will be picked up as mail is dropped off, then donated by the National Association of Letter Carriers to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry in Newhall. Last year the letter carriers delivered 30 tons of food to the pantry, which serves about 3,000 clients, more than half of them children. This is the association’s 15th annual food collection campaign, timed for the summer when food banks run low and children on summer break can’t rely on school lunch programs. last_img read more

Netherlands need World Cup miracle, says Robben

first_imgCoach Dick Advocaat, who took over from Danny Blind four games ago, is in no mood to concede defeat however.“7-0 is possible,” he claimed.“Sweden have just beaten Luxembourg 8-0 so why can’t we do the same to them,” he reasoned.Veteran Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben takes a more realistic line.“It’s over,” he said. “Mathematically it’s still possible of course, but we need a miracle.”Dick Advocaat took as as Netherlands coach in May 2017 © AFP/File / MAXIM MALINOVSKYThat miracle will have to be achieved without fading 33-year-old Wesley Sneijder, who has been a cornerstone of much of their past success but whose current form is deemed not good enough by Advocaat.“Personally, I’d have liked him to be here,” said Robben, “but the decision is with the coach.”Robben, Sneijder and Robin Van Persie led the way for the Netherlands in their celebrated orange shirts, romping to the 2010 final in South Africa only to be narrowly beaten by Spain.At the Brazil World Cup under Luis Van Gaal in 2014 they ripped Spain apart and made a fine run to the semi-finals and another narrow defeat, this time by Lionel Messi’s Argentina, themselves now on the brink of disaster.Whether or not the Dutch scrape into the play-offs, assistant coach Ruud Gullit has warned of a worrying trend that sees young Dutch players moving abroad, but then not playing first-team football.Netherlands’ Arjen Robben (front) in action against the Belarus during their World Cup qualification match in Borisov, on October 7, 2017 © AFP / MAXIM MALINOVSKY“That’s the biggest problem that we have,” Gullitt told AFP ahead of the game. “We warned players, young players, to stay in Holland and play first-team football. Because then, later on when you’re good enough, you will get to places anyway.”Sweden can still win the group should France lose to Belarus and they themselves beat the Dutch.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Netherlands’ Vincent Janssen grabs the ball during the World Cup qualification match against Belarus in Borisov, on October 7, 2017 © AFP / Yuri KADOBNOVAMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct 9 – Unless the Netherlands can beat Sweden by a seven-goal margin on Tuesday the inventors of the beautiful game will be absent from the 2018 World Cup finals.Having missed the cut for Euro 2016 the Netherlands sit third in Group A and can make the play-offs only with a high-scoring win over second-placed Sweden after a poor start to their campaign.last_img read more

Exclusive – Arsenal legend doubts they will ever win the Champions League under Wenger

first_imgArsenal legend Ray Parlour has told talkSPORT he believes the club are unlikely to ever win the Champions League under Arsene Wenger.The closest the Gunners came to winning the European Cup was in 2006 when the Gunners reached the final, only to be beaten 2-1 by Barcelona.Wenger has led the north London club to 17 consecutive seasons in Europe’s elite competition, but they have failed to make it beyond the last-16 in the past four campaigns, leading to much criticism.And Parlour believes his former manager’s inability to change his style and copy the likes of Jose Mourinho could continue to cost Arsenal.“To be honest I don’t think Arsenal are good enough to challenge the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona or maybe Bayern Munich. That’s what levels they’ve got to get to,” the ex-Gunners midfielder told Drivetime.“If you look at Jose Mourinho he can set up teams and make them really hard to beat and they can always nick a goal on the break. Maybe Arsene Wenger hasn’t got that style, maybe he hasn’t got that plan B. I don’t think he’s going to change now which might be a problem.“It might mean they will never ever win the Champions League. It’s a situation where that could be the stumbling block, but he’s one of those managers who looks at team and tries to get them playing like his Arsenal teams from the past.“But there are times in the Champions League where you’ve got to go out and be resilient and say: ‘OK we might have to take a draw here, if we can get one, and then bring them back to our place in the second leg and make sure we get a win.’“I don’t know if he’s got the players for that at the moment.”Parlour praised Wenger for his impact with Arsenal as he celebrates 18 years with the club, but added he understands why the French boss is being criticised.“I can see where the stick is coming from,” he continued.“Everyone would love to win the Champions League on a regular basis, but I still think the Premier League is the most important trophy for an English club to win.“But obviously the Champions League is a very important trophy for Arsene Wenger because he’s not won it with Arsenal.”last_img read more

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha: author of Leicester’s football fairytale

first_img0Shares0000Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha oversaw Leicester City’s Premier League title triumph in 2016 © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLondon, United Kingdom, Oct 28 – Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Thai billionaire owner of Leicester City feared dead after his helicopter crashed outside the Premier League club’s stadium on Saturday, is the author of one of football’s greatest fairytales.Also a polo enthusiast, Vichai, 60, endeared himself forever to Leicester fans when the unfashionable club broke the grip of English football’s traditional giants to win the Premier League in 2016 — the first top-flight title in their history. The title win, priced by bookmakers at 5,000-1 odds before the season began, put the city in England’s Midlands on the global sporting map and brought glory to generations of long-suffering fans.The Foxes have been unable to reach the same meteoric heights since, finishing 12th in the following season and ninth in 2017-18.But they are now firmly established in the Premier League unlike when Vichai took over in 2010 with the club languishing in the Championship, English football’s second tier.“He made the club from second division up to first division winners and made the club a big Premier League club today,” said former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, the first Leicester manager hired by Vichai in 2010.Leicester were promoted to the top flight by winning the Championship in the 2013/14 season just two years before shocking the world by winning the Premier League.Unlike many foreign owners of English clubs seen as having little connection to local fans, the bespectacled Thai was known for his unerring common touch.Fans were treated to a free beer to celebrate his birthday ahead of a match against Newcastle in April this year.Season-ticket prices have been frozen for the past four seasons, while Vichai also donated £2 million ($2.5 million) to help build a local children’s hospital in the aftermath of the club’s title triumph.“They’ve been wonderful with the fans but they’ve been wonderful with the wider community,” said Matt Davis, vice-chairman of the Foxes Trust fans’ group.“They are not your average businessman (and his family) that attend a handful of games a season, they are here every game and this that’s unfolding is just a total tragedy.”Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha often flew in to watch matches at Leicester’s King Power stadium in his helicopter © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFDespite his popularity, Vichai remains an enigmatic figure, rarely giving interviews, and preferring to let his son Aiyawatt, known as “Top”, act as the family frontman.The sight of him arriving and leaving from matches in his helicopter from the centre-circle of the pitch was a common sight.It was from there he was believed to have boarded and taken off after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with West Ham before the helicopter crashed in the car park directly outside the stadium.– Shrewd investment –Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha endeared himself forever to Leicester fans when the unfashionable club broke the grip of England’s giants to win the Premier League in 2016 © AFP/File / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULTLeicester supporters quickly warmed to him after he bought the then Championship strugglers for an estimated 40 million pounds.The devout Buddhist is a firm believer in the power of karma, flying in Thai monks to bless Leicester’s pitch and give their players lucky amulets.And while pumping tens of millions of pounds into the team, club infrastructure and reducing debt, Vichai spent judiciously.Leicester’s title triumph was built on an exceptional scouting network that plucked star striker Jamie Vardy from non-league side Fleetwood Town and N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez from the French second division.“He (Vichai) is a successful businessman and he tried to challenge himself to get something done,” Top, Leicester’s vice-chairman, told AFP in Bangkok in 2016.“He said, I think two or three years before, that he wants the team to be a success in the Premier League, and now we are.”– Royal connections –Known for rubbing shoulders with celebrities, his surname, meaning “light of progressive glory,” was bestowed by Thailand’s late king Bhumibol Adulyadej.The avuncular Vichai has carefully navigated Thailand’s treacherous political waters of recent years, while taking his King Power empire from strength to strength.He established the company in 1989, starting with a single shop in Bangkok and building a multi-billion-dollar empire.King Power hit the jackpot in 2006 when it won the duty-free concession at Bangkok’s cavernous new Suvarnabhumi airport, and with it a captive market of tens of millions of travellers.In 2007, a year after ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, Manchester City’s former owner, was dumped from office in a coup, Vichai saw off legal moves to break his duty-free monopoly.In a kingdom where connections count, he now firmly belongs to the royalist establishment that turfed out Thaksin. His family received its royal surname in 2013.Before football, his first sporting love was polo, the sport beloved of the international elite, and both he and Top are accomplished players.Vichai boasts a lifetime membership at London’s Ham Polo Club, frequented by the British royals, and also spent around £30 million in a stable of thoroughbred horses.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Gor face Cameroon’s New Star in CC playoff

first_imgThe record Kenyan champions are looking to qualify for the group stages of the competition for the second time in a row.“For me it is a fair draw. I have done a bit of research about them though there isn’t much information, I think it is a game we can work hard and progress,”“My target remains to get to the group stages. We failed to do so in the Champions League because of so many factors but now we have that behind our backs and the focus is on this game,” Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay told Capital Sport.K’Ogalo dropped to the Confederations Cup after losing to Nigeria’s Lobi Stars on the away goal rule, losing the return leg in Enugu 2-0 having won the first leg 3-1 in Nairobi.Gor were among the seven seeded teams that were in Pot A and were paired against New Star who were one of the 10 non-seeded Confederations Cup teams.Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay during his side’s 4-0 win over Zoo Kericho at the Kasarani Stadium on December 12, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe first leg matches will be played between January 11-13 while the return tie matches are scheduled for between January 18-20.New Star finished fourth in the Cameroonian top tier league which ended in July with 49 points, 20 behind winners Coton Sport.They played in the CAF Confederations Cup and advanced from the preliminary round after beating Burundi’s Vital’O 4-1 on aggregate. They drew the first leg 0-0 in Douala before turning the tide in the second leg in Bujumbura to win 4-1.In the first round, they played to a 1-1 draw away to Al Ahli Tripoli of Libya and held on for a 0-0 draw in the return leg to progress to the play-off round on the away goal rule.Meanwhile, five other Kenyans based in Zambia will also be in action in the play-off round.The trio of Antony Akumu, David Owino and Jesse Were who turn out for Zesco United will be up against South African giants Kaizer Chiefs while the duo of Duncan Otieno and Musa Mohammed who are with Nkana will tackle FC San Pedro of Ivory Coast.Odhiambo and Akumu will fancy a match up against their former Gor teammate Godfrey Walusimbi who moved to Chiefs.Full drawGor Mahia (Kenya) v New Star de Douala (Cameroon), Al Ahli Bengazi (Libya) v Nia Hussein Dey (Algeria), Al Hilal (Sudan) v Mukura Victory Sport (Rwanda), Nkana (Zambia) v FC San Pedro (Ivory Coast), Coton Sport (Cameroon) v Asante Kotoko (Ghana), Zesco United v Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa), Stade Malien (Mali) v Petro Atletico (Angola), Raja Cassablanca (Morocco) v African Stars (Namibia), RS Berkane (|Morocco) v ASC Jaraaf (Senegal), CS Sfaxiewn (Tunisia) v Vipers SC (Uganda), Zamalek (Egypt) v IR Tanger (Morocco), KCCA (Uganda) v AS Otoho d’Oyo (Congo), Bantu FC (Lesotho) v Rangers International (Nigeria), Al Nasr (Libya) v Salitas FC (Burkina Faso), Jimma Abba Jiffar (Ethiopia) v Hassania US Agadir (Morocco)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Bernard Ondiek celebrates his last minute winner against Malawi’s Nyasa Big Bullets in a CAF Champions League preliminary round match at the Kasarani Stadium on November 28, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 28 – Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have been drawn against Cameroon’s New Stars de Douala in the play-off round of the CAF Confederations Cup, with the winner of the two-legged tie set to proceed to the group stages of the tournament.Gor will start the tournament at home before playing the return leg  in a week’s time.last_img read more

Bears out to prove doubters wrong

first_img None of this seemed to awe Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, who cut off a question about the Panthers’ running game this week by saying, “We’re not the Giants.” Nor are they the Falcons, for that matter. The Bears owned the NFL’s top-ranked defense for seven weeks before ending the regular season with a 34-10 loss at Minnesota that dropped that unit to second behind Tampa Bay. They allowed a league-low 12.6 points per game. And the last time the Bears met Carolina, they branded themselves an NFC contender with a victory that was as lopsided as a 10-point win can be. Although Steve Smith finished with 169 yards receiving, Carolina’s running game was nonexistent. The Panthers managed 55 yards rushing. But they have a different look now, more speed and finesse with Foster carrying the ball and Stephen Davis on injured reserve. Foster, who started the last four regular-season games and the playoff opener, had three mediocre outings before breaking out against Atlanta. “They run a lot of tosses with him to use his speed,” Bears defensive end Alex Brown said. “That actually helps their different blocking schemes; it’s not all power. They can run some finesse type plays. The guy runs hard, he breaks tackles. He did last game against the Giants.” The last time Delhomme faced the Bears he spent much of the game running away from pressure. When he wasn’t on the ground, he was slinging sidearm passes and throwing off his back foot. Nathan Vasher’s two first-quarter interceptions set up a touchdown and field goal, and the Bears never looked back. The defense had its way, and the offensive line didn’t budge against the Panthers. The Bears’ defensive line had a good time, especially Adewale Ogunleye and Alex Brown. Ogunleye sacked Delhomme three times, and Brown contributed two sacks and forced two fumbles. Most impressive, the Bears got those eight sacks without blitzing. “The important thing on stopping Jake Delhomme is getting pressure to him,” Briggs said. “Force him to throw the ball when he doesn’t want to throw it. Messing up the timing routes. We have a pretty good idea who they want to get the ball to.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After a first-round playoff bye, after a season proving the doubters wrong, the Bears host the Carolina Panthers today, with the winner advancing to the NFC championship game. It all seemed unlikely, especially after a loss to Cleveland that dropped Chicago to 1-3 and left linebacker Lance Briggs wondering: “Are we that bad?” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The answer was an emphatic no. The Bears won eight in a row after that, 10 of their last 12, and captured the NFC North. Along the way, they dominated the Panthers 13-3 at Soldier Field, sacking Jake Delhomme eight times. Now, they meet again. The Bears are in the playoffs for the first time in four years and are looking for their first playoff victory since beating Minnesota in the first round following the 1994 season. After going 13-3 and earning a bye in 2001, they lost by 14 to Philadelphia. The Panthers became the first road team since 1980 to register a playoff shutout when they beat the New York Giants 23-0 in the opening round last week. The defense forced five turnovers and the offense ran over a Giants team hurt by injuries to its linebacking corps. DeShaun Foster rushed for 151 yards after going for 165 against Atlanta the previous week. center_img LAKE FOREST, Ill. — All along, the Chicago Bears claimed they would reach this point. They said they would make the playoffs, stuck together through a tough start and proved their preseason predictions were more than just hollow training camp chatter. And here they are. last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL supermodel Faye Dinsmore looks stunning in her latest shoot – for a top Irish brand.The Ballintra native, who likes nothing better than a day helping her dad bring in the turf, has been the face of a dozen global brands including L’Oreal and Lynx.But her latest work involves promoting the autumn collection of the very Irish jewellery range from Knight and Day. “Faye is a beautiful model, with amazing Irish looks too, so we were delighted that she did the shoot for us,” Knight and Day owner Olive Hughes said.“We were delighted with the results, she’s so natural and striking looking.”You can see their collection – and Faye’s pix – here:  DONEGAL SUPERMODEL FAYE’S STRIKING SHOTS FOR IRISH JEWELLERY BRAND was last modified: August 28th, 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:Faye DinsmoreKnight and Daymodellast_img read more

White House: Torture ban applies to secret prisons

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Asked about secret prisons, Hadley said, “The fact that they are secret, assuming there are such sites, does not mean” torture would be tolerated. “Some people say that the test of your principles (is) what you do when no one’s looking. And the president has insisted that whether it is in the public or it is in the private, the same principles will apply and the same principles will be respected. And to the extent people do not meet up, measure up to those principles, there will be accountability and responsibility.” Led by Vice President Dick Cheney, the Bush administration is floating a proposal that would allow the president to exempt covert agents outside the Defense Department from a Senate-approved ban on torturing detainees in U.S. custody or weakening the prohibition. In a statement Wednesday, Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, reiterated his call for a detailed congressional review of the “fundamental legal and operational questions” surrounding terror suspects in U.S. custody. “Once again, it appears to me that the White House has dictated that the Republican-controlled Congress not conduct oversight of an important national security matter,” Rockefeller said. “They have made it clear that anyone who suggests that oversight is needed should be labeled as unpatriotic.” WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush’s directive banning the torture of terror suspects applies to all prisoners – even if held in a secret prison reportedly set up by the CIA for its most important al-Qaida captives, a senior administration official said Wednesday. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley would not confirm or deny the existence of a secret, Soviet-era compound in Eastern Europe that was described in a Washington Post account. The story said the facility was part of a covert prison system set up nearly four years ago that at various times has included sites in eight countries. Hadley said that “while we have to do what is necessary to defend the country against terrorist attacks and to win the war on terror, the president has been very clear that we’re going to do that in a way that is consistent with our values.” “And that is why he’s been very clear that the United States will not torture,” Hadley said, responding to questions at a White House briefing. “The United States will conduct its activities in compliance with law and international obligations.” 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

Five inspirational quotes that celebrate World Teachers’ Day

first_imgSince 1994, the 5th of October has marked World Teachers’ Day. According to UNESCO, the day marks an appreciation, awareness, and understanding for the vital contributions teachers make to education and development.Teachers dedicate their lives to giving their pupils the tools and knowledge needed to succeed in whatever path they choose to take.  Here are five quotes which celebrate the profession:“What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” ― Paulo Coelho, novelist.“I touch the future. I teach.” — Christa McAuliffe, teacher.“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela, politician and philanthropist. “The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K. Trenfor.“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” — Henry Adams, historian. Do you have a favourite quote from someone who taught you in the past? Feel free to share it with us on Facebook!Five inspirational quotes that celebrate World Teachers’ Day was last modified: October 5th, 2016 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)last_img read more