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first_imgJohn with a zero handicap, is among the top four in Group G with Vani Toka (10) and Gamu Miria (25) to make it into the last 32.First PNG women’s handicap champion Hane Vaieke (30), Waisina Chan (35), Helen Samuel (15) and Damita Bray (25) are also in contention after being placed in the top four in their pools.Meanwhile, Charlie Lainda (40) caused the upset of the tournament when he beat defending champion Marcus Ng with a handicap of minus 30, two frames to nil in the Group H encounter at Laguna Hotel.Reigning Port Moresby Open champion Ralph Kaina (-5) came out on top in the all men’s Group B at Lamana Q Club ahead of Dustin Kohu (30), Roger Ng (-10) and Tournament Director Joey Chan (10).Fong cousins, Monty (25) and Bjorne (35), Toua Simoi (20), Ong Beng Huat (0), Willie Tiki (35) and Tom English (0) have all proceeded to the next stage comfortably.The last of the round robin matches in Groups A to F will be played tonight. The Final 32 games start at 11am tomorrow (Saturday) at the four venues – Aviat Club, Dragon’s Den, Laguna Hotel and Lamana Q Club.last_img read more

first_imgLaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 18, 2020 Mel takes an extra footballer -has included precisely a Cantabrian player, Josemi Castañeda, of the subsidiary team, due to some Fabio González’s health problems, who presented vomiting after training.The chosen by the yellow team technician are the goalkeepers Alvaro Valles and Josep; the defenses Mauricio Lemos, De la Bella, Alex Suárez, Mantovani, Eric Curbelo, Deivid and Aythami Artiles; the media Aridai, Benito, Javi Castellano, Kirian, Srnic, Fabio, Pedri and Josemi Castañeda; and the strikers Pekhart and Rubén Castro.The yellow expedition plans to travel to Santander in the afternoon of this saturday, via Bilbao, to be measured on Sunday in the Campos de Sport of El Sardinero to the last classified of LaLiga SmartBank, from from 18.15 (peninsular time). The front Sergio Ezequiel Araujo, from UD Las Palmas, has asked the yellow club to leave the staff after receiving “an irreproachable offer”, as revealed East Saturday the team coach, Pepe Mel, who has ruled out the player for this Sunday’s game in Santander.Madrid coach stressed that for him “premium sports and the group “above the desire of any player, and therefore not will put impediments to facilitate the march of the ‘Chinese’.In the call facilitated this noon the end Aridai Cabrera and the forward Rubén Castro have been included.Aridai was presented this week as second reinforcement of the yellow equipment in the winter market, after the incorporation of Argentine Fede Varela, who has not entered the list due to an overload.For its part, the veteran center forward Rubén Castro returns several months off after to go through the operating room in Finland in october past.last_img read more

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Guyana Jaguars are now the heavy favourites to win a hat-trick of titles in the Regional four-day championship, after maintaining their lead at the top of the standings despite sitting out the ninth round of matches. The two-time defending champions have remained four points ahead of closest challenger Barbados Pride, who suffered a stunning 130-run defeat to perennial arch-rivals Trinidad and Tobago Red Force inside three days at Kensington Oval last weekend. Jaguars are 109.8 points with Pride still second on 105.2. Jaguars’ ninth round fixture against Leeward Islands Hurricanes had to be rescheduled from last weekend, to accommodate the three-match one-day series between West Indies and Pakistan in Georgetown. The game will now be played from April 21-24 at the Guyana National Stadium, following the completion of the final round of games next weekend. UP TO FOURTH PLACE In that final round, Jaguars clash with a rejuvenated Windward Islands Volcanoes, who have now won their last two games on the trot to move up to fourth on 92.8 points. Jamaica Scorpions, meanwhile, saw their title chances slip in the last round when they produced a limp performance against Volcanoes to lose by eight wickets in Kingstown. They lie third on 98.6 points with a difficult assignment against Pride in the final round. Red Force, who started the last round last in the standings, revived themselves with a resounding victory over Pride are now fifth on 82 points. They clash with Hurricanes at Warner Park, with their opponents now last on 66.4 points.last_img read more

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Tim Reed. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Tim Reed was confident heading into the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday, the Australian admitted that there was a time he felt that his drive for a three-peat was in peril.That hit him hard midway through the race as he saw the much-talked about strength of the field first hand.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Tim Reed reigns anew, completes Cebu Ironman 70.3 three-peat Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Just when Reed thought that he left everyone in the dust, the 21-year-old Mauricio Mendez made a huge leap forward, going from sixth to second in the run course to give the defending champion a run for his money.“I saw him in the first lap of the run. I was like, ‘I’d better start running, be quicker,’ He’s a beautiful runner, a really talented athlete so I was definitely concerned,” he said.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’Fortunately for Reed, he built enough cushion and sustained his groove to cruise to the victory, his third straight in Cebu.Pulling off another triumph, the 32-year-old expressed was pleased to fulfill his goals and meet expectations. MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas “I knew I was very fit and I knew I’d have a good chance, but you’ll never know. You can’t control how other people race. If somebody else beat me, but I put in a really good performance, I’m okay with that. And today was just all about focusing on myself and racing as hard as I could,” he said.Though he cemented his status as one of the sport’s greats with his three-year dynasty in Cebu, Reed downplayed the feat.“I think every time you win somewhere, the pressure builds a little bit and the next year, there’s a little bit more pressure. For me, it’s really important to keep the pressure off and just keep it fun and enjoy myself,” he said.Luckily for Reed, he has his wife with him to share his recent first place finish to alleviate the rigors of his intense training.“I worked really hard for this. My wife came over to America with me and put up with me doing a lot of training. She was really supporting me so it makes a big difference. So this is a really a pleasing result for me and it’s special for my family,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLos Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, throws against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani seemed to be the only person in Angel Stadium who wasn’t incredibly impressed while he mowed down the Oakland Athletics’ first 19 batters in order.But when Ohtani finally yielded a hit and then struck out Matt Olson with two runners on to end the seventh inning, he gave a fist pump and a celebratory scream at the ground while the crowd rose for a standing ovation.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 WrestleMania: Lesnar keeps Universal strap, Rousey wins in WWE debut Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “It’s a rare kind of talent to do it both ways, and it’s great to watch,” Angels second baseman Zack Cozart said. “It didn’t look like (the A’s) had a chance up there, the way he was throwing.”Teammate Ian Kinsler snickered while Cozart added: “People thought he should be in the minor leagues, apparently, to start the year.”Mike Trout and Ryan Schimpf homered, and Albert Pujols had an RBI double in the Angels’ seventh win in nine games.Kendall Graveman (0-2) gave up five hits and four walks while failing to get out of the fourth inning for the A’s, who have lost seven of 10. Matt Joyce homered in the ninth.TROUT CONNECTSTrout scored his 700th run in the first inning on Pujols’ double down the left-field line. Trout joined a club of nine players in baseball history, including Pujols, who had 200 homers and 700 runs scored before their age-27 season.Trout hit a long homer over the ficus trees in center field in the third inning, snapping an 0-for-15 skid on Los Angeles’ homestand. The two-time AL MVP added a bloop RBI single in the fourth to chase Graveman.TRAINER’S ROOMAthletics: Oakland put OF Boog Powell on the 10-day DL with a right knee sprain in a move retroactive to Saturday. Mark Canha was recalled from Triple-A Nashville. Powell will return to Oakland for an MRI on Monday. He was injured Friday, when he crashed into the wall and later got his spikes stuck in the dirt while running the bases.Angels: Los Angeles put a starting pitcher on the DL for the third time this season, leaving the club with three starters and 10 relievers on its 25-man roster. J.C. Ramirez went on the 10-day list with a right elbow strain after lasting just two innings and walking five A’s in his loss Saturday. Even the two-way Japanese sensation realized his first home pitching start was a thrilling moment in his increasingly incredible rookie season.Ohtani threw seven shutout innings of one-hit ball in his home debut on the mound, propelling the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 victory Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMarcus Semien’s clean one-out single to left broke up Ohtani’s bid for a perfect game, but he finished the inning with his 12th strikeout. Mixing 99 mph fastballs with precipitous breaking pitches and tremendous professional cool, Ohtani (2-0) was too much for Oakland — until the seventh, when he showed resilience, too.“I wanted to keep a clean zero on the board,” Ohtani said. “One hit would (mean) two runs, and it’s a huge difference. I wanted that strikeout, and I got it.”center_img UP NEXTAthletics: After a day off in Los Angeles, Sean Manaea (0-1, 1.15 ERA) takes the mound at Dodger Stadium to open a two-game interleague series. He threw eight innings of stellar one-run ball against Texas in his last start.Angels: Garrett Richards (1-0, 5.06 ERA) takes the mound Monday when Los Angeles opens a road trip against the Texas Rangers. The long-injured righty hasn’t pitched against the Angels’ AL West rivals in Arlington since May 1, 2016.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Ohtani struck out the side twice during the latest feat in a series of early season superlatives by the 23-year-old prodigy. He won his pitching debut in Oakland last weekend with six strong innings, and he homered in three consecutive games in Anaheim between starts in his attempt to become the first regular two-way player in decades.“Especially with how my spring training went, I wasn’t really imagining (the start of the season) to be this good, to be honest,” Ohtani said. “I feel better every day. I feel like I’m getting used to everything more and more each day. But it’s just the first week.”He was sharp from the beginning on a gorgeous day in Orange County, striking out the side in the first inning on 15 pitches. Ohtani struck out the side again in the fifth inning, and he fanned every Oakland batter except Jonathan Lucroy at least once.“He got off to a good start, the crowd got into it (and) he got a little bit of a generous strike zone, all of that,” Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. “But the bottom line is he pitched really well.”Jed Lowrie drew a four-pitch walk after Semien’s single, but Ohtani ended the threat by inducing Khris Davis’ weak groundout before fanning Olson. He left the mound to the last of several standing ovations from his enthralled new fans in the sellout crowd — an unheard-of gathering at Angel Stadium in April.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

first_imgThe United Nations Security Council last Thursday unanimously adopted a   resolution declaring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to international peace and security.  The Council mandated UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to establish the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).   A day later the 193-member UN General Assembly adopted its own resolution approving the Security Council’s on UNMEER’s establishment. The Assembly called upon all Member States to fully support the new UN Agency.The President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa,  warned that “Without quick and decisive action, the trail of devastation this outbreak leaves behind will reach far beyond the portions of West Africa most affected up to now.”The Secretary General has already announced the establishment of the UNMEER to stop the outbreak, treat the infected, ensure essential services, preserve stability and prevent further outbreaks.UNMEER will be headquartered in Accra, Ghana, with offices in the three most affected countries.  Accra’s Kotoko International Airport is to be used as the “vital air-bridge” for the receiving and transshipment of Ebola-related equipment and supplies to the affected nations.World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, Dr. Margaret Chan, has declared that UNMEER is likely to be “the greatest peacetime challenge that the United Nations and its agencies have ever faced.”The UN System Senior Coordinator for Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, will provide strategic guidance to the Mission. The Secretary-General meanwhile plans to appoint a Special Representative to head UNMEER and accelerate support to the countries and people most affected by the Ebola crisis.“The Mission will rely on the support of the entire UN system, in particular the critical technical expertise of the World Health Organization (WHO), and will work closely with Member States, regional organizations, civil society and the private sector.”We believe that UNMEER’s  establishment is great news, even though it may seem to have come almost too late.  That was the same assessment which American journalist Laurie Garrett gave the United States’ intervention, through which it is sending in 3000 troops to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the three most affected West African countries—Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  Yes, we do not know why it took the world so long to respond to this catastrophe.  People are now comparing this belated response to President George W. Bush and the United States government’s slow response to Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans and killed hundreds.  Some blamed it on racism, since New Orleans is predominantly black.The WHO Director General, Dr. Margaret Chan, has herself called the Ebola outbreak “. . . not just a public health crisis.  This is a social crisis, a humanitarian crisis, an economic crisis and a threat to national security well beyond the outbreak zones.”Dr. Chan is not new to this massive health crisis.  While  serving as Director of Health in her native Hong Kong in 1997, she confronted the first human outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza. She also  successfully defeated the spate of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Hong Kong in 2003; and launched new services to prevent disease and promote better health.Yet it has taken the WHO, under her leadership, a full six months to respond in a serious way to this Ebola crisis.  The world, in particular the people of West Africa, need to know what happened.  We are not here criticizing Dr. Chan or her organization, WHO.  However, people need to know why it took them so long to give a speedy and decisive response to this terrible health crisis that beginning day one last March  caused people to start dropping dead first in Guinea, then in Liberia and Sierra Leone.  Now, by the time everyone is rushing in to “help,” a staggering 2500 lives have been lost.  Also, the Atlanta-based Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other expert organizations have predicted that the Ebola virus could mutate (change) and spread, affecting and killing more people in its catastrophic path.We hope that the new UN Agency, UNMEER, together with the efforts of the 3000-strong American military contingent, will make a quick difference and stop this terrible and tragic virus in its tracks.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA local man has been sentenced to 2 years in jail, stemming from a police chase 5 months ago. Joshua Victor Osmond was arrested on February 20th of this year, after he was pulled over in his vehicle by local RCMP.Osmond attempted to flee from police in his vehicle, leading to a short chase in which he rammed two police cruisers and a parked civilian vehicle. He was soon blocked off, at which point he fought with police and threw what is believed to be powdered cocaine in their faces.He was eventually subdued and the officers were treated for minor injuries. – Advertisement -Osmond was convicted of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest.last_img read more

first_imgThey said they wanted to take at least a top-eight finish back to Simi Valley, because Sione Fua of Crespi of Encino won the heavyweight state championship last season. That was the first time a wrestler from the San Fernando Valley won a state title. But the Simi Valley High wrestlers fell short, finishing in the top 12 in their respective weight divisions. Bruno lost in the fifth round of the 160-pound division consolation bracket to Canyon Springs’ Joshua Rodriguez in a 3-2 decision. Murphy lost to A.J. Guardado of West Covina in a 6-1 decision in the fifth round of the 135-pound consolation bracket. Murphy had beaten Guardado at last week’s Masters Meet in Rialto. “(Bruno and Murphy) both got behind and it’s hard to catch up in these matches,” said Guy Greene, Simi Valley’s coach. “You come up a bit short of placing but I can’t say enough about their efforts. If they finished third, fourth or 12th, this was a good run.” Bruno (36-6) trailed Rodriguez 2-0 going into the second period, when he recovered and tied the score with a 2-point takedown. But Rodriguez was able to escape from a Bruno hold with 47 seconds left in the second period to earn one point and take the lead for good. Bruno, the Marmonte League 160-pound champion, spent most of the third period on top with his arms wrapped around Rodriguez’s torso, but he couldn’t flip him over to try for the pin or take him down for more points. “I knew he was going to play it tough,” Bruno said. “I knew I had to give it all my effort but he was very talented. I’m disappointed I didn’t place but there are a lot of guys who came here and didn’t finish in the top 12.” BAKERSFIELD – There won’t be a state wrestling champion from the San Fernando Valley this year. Matt Bruno and Mikey Murphy were aware of this going into the second day of competition at the CIF State Championships on Saturday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. That is because they were the only remaining wrestlers from the area. center_img Chad Truxler was the last wrestler to place in state for Simi Valley. He finished third in 1997 in the heavyweight division and took fourth the next year in the same category. Bruno reached the quarterfinals Friday by beating his first two opponents before losing to Zach Sesar of Vacaville in a 6-1 decision. That sent him to the consolation bracket in which he needed to beat Rodriguez to place in the top eight and win the next three matches to place third. Murphy won his first match in the championship bracket before losing to Tracy High’s Billy Strmiska in a 7-4 decision, sending him to the consolation bracket. Murphy won his first two consolation matches by decision before being eliminated by Guardado. “I came out kind of nervous (in the championship round),” Murphy said. “I was too conservative then. I opened up in the consolation rounds and took some shots, something I don’t normally do. I was hoping I would place with (Bruno).” ivan.orozco@dailynews.com (818) 713-3602 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

first_imgThe Inishowen winners last monthLADY Lotto Luck has struck Donegal again.Someone has just pocketed a lovely €350,000 on the Lotto Plus One draw tonight.No-one won the main lottery which rolls over again – to well over €4M next Wednesday night. But someone here did take the Top Prize of the €350,000 in Lotto Plus One.So get those tickets out and check those Winning Numbers.They are: 1 22 30 32 36 39 – Bonus Number was 6“There was one winning ticket for the Lotto Plus 1 top prize and the winning ticket was sold in the North West,” said a lottery spokeswoman. The win follows the success last month of a lucky 13 in a work syndicate in Malin Head. They each won €374,000!  SOMEONE IN DONEGAL HAS JUST WON €350,000 ON THE LOTTO was last modified: October 5th, 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:000lotteryLotto Plus One€350last_img read more

first_imgA special programme on the soldiers from Donegal and Derry who fought and died in WW1 will be broadcast on RTE 1 this Monday evening.The programme, presented by Mary Kennedy will focus on Raphoe as a microcosm of the effect the War had on towns, villages and parishes in Donegal and across Ireland.A total of 42 men, Catholic and Protestant from this one small town alone never returned home. For those who did survive life was extremely difficult , many had been seriously injured and unable to work again others shell shocked while those from a Catholic background were shunned within their own community. Families mourned relatives in silence behind closed doors. In the programme Raphoe twins, Etta and Gertie Logan recall their mother telling them about the trees in the Diamond in Raphoe planted in memory of their two uncles.“We bought poppies every year but as Catholics we didn’t dare wear them out. But that has changed, we are both very proud to say we had uncles who died in WW1.”Curator at Donegal County Museum Judith McCarthy talks about the great resource available in the county in the Donegal Book of Honour. “It lists all the soldiers from this county who died, parish by parish and their family background which is invaluable to our research of WW1.Journalist Mary Harte made a discovery of her own while making the programme after an appeal on Highland Radio for a picture of a Donegal soldier. The picture of 21 year old Henry Taylor from Lifford, had hung in a cottage belonging to Henry’s brother. It was a conversation about that picture that lead former TD Paddy Harte to the Commonwealth War Graves in 1996 that resulted in the Island of Ireland Peace Park at Messines in Flanders.“I found the derelict cottage and was told by a neigbhour that all the contents had been removed by a niece after it was sold. My appeal on Highland led me to Belfast and the niece of Henry Taylor.She had a box in the attic with the picture and all his letters home from the front , his medals, uniform buttons and sadly the certificate of this death in France two months before the war ended. The annual Remembrance Service at Dunree Fort also features in the programme.In Derry, reporter Helen Mark hears the stories of those from the Protestant Fountain Estate and from the nationalist Bogside who died in the Great War . She meets those who have been working towards a cross community Remembrance Service at the War Memorial in the Diamond.RTE 1 Nationwide 7.00pm Monday 10th November. RTE TV SHOW TO FEATURE DONEGAL SOLDIERS OF WORLD WAR 1 was last modified: November 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalRTEsoldierslast_img read more