PH paddlers strike gold in world championships

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Filipino paddlers, featuring Ojay Fuentes and Hermie Macaranas, topped the 10-seater senior mixed 500-meter race in two minutes and seven seconds in convincingly beating powerhouse Hungary by a full boat under sunny skies.The Hungarians checked in almost four seconds slower (2:11.36) to settle for the silver medal while host United States placed third after arriving a split second later. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDrummer Patricia Bustamante led the cadence while steerer Maribeth Caranto efficiently navigated the Filipinos to a triumphant finish in the same event where they went home with a bronze medal in the previous world championships two years ago in Moscow, Russia.The present time of the Filipino paddlers, whose trip was supported by thePhilippine Sports Commission and Go For Gold, broke the winning clocking of the Russians by two seconds in 2016. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alvarez and Triple G promise knockout of a fight Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption GAINESVILLE, Georgia—The Philippines got off to a rousing start on the world stage with a shiny gold medal in the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:25SEA Games: PH dancesport plucks 5 gold medals in standard events01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Other members of the winning squad from the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation were Mark Frias, Reymart Nevado, John Paul Selencio, Oliver Manaig and lady paddlers Raquel Almencion, Rosalyn Esguerra, Rhea Rhoa and Christine Talledo.With 16 of the best dragonboat countries participating, the Pinoy paddlers are going for a second gold medal on Friday (Saturday in Manila) in the 10-seater men’s 200m.ThankThey captured three gold medals during the 2016 world championships in Russia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Female Leone Star for Return-leg

first_imgThe female soccer team of Sierra Leone has been invited to Monrovia for a return-leg match against their Liberian counterparts on April 13.The Daily Observer gathered Wednesday that LFA Executive Committee member-elect, Rochell Woodson, authorized the LFA Secretariat to communicate the arrangement to the Sierra Leone Football Association.The Liberian side traveled to Sierra Leone March 8 for a friendly match.Ms. Woodson was the head of delegation for the Sierra Leone trip. Also on the trip were the president of the Women’s Football Association of Liberia, Ciata Bishop and the coach was former Lone Star coach J. Kaetu Smith.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Nimba Coach Outlines Plans for County Meet

first_imgAs National County Sport Meet draws near, Nimba County football coach Muta Fofana has outlined plans to strengthen the Nimba County Squad comes this year’s national sports festival.Speaking to the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview in Ganta on August 14, he said the technical staff has decided to vet 70 players, including 20 who played for the county in the last tournament, including new players who were selected from the just ended district league. He said from the vetting process, 25 players will be selected to represent the county during the county meet which is expected to kick off late this year.Coach Muta boasted of victory and explained that the Nimba County Meet Steering Committee is putting resources together to enable the team achieve its’ goal. “In order to capture the coming trophy, we organized a district league representing 9 electoral districts of Nimba County where we were able to select 50 players for final vetting,” Coach Muta said.In the last County Meet, Nimba County under Coach Muta Fofana came second after losing the final to Grand Bassa on 2 – 1.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Traffic lights flashing at 86th street and 100th

first_imgThe City of Fort St. John wants to inform the traveling public that the traffic lights at 86th street and 100th avenue will be in 4-way flash mode for the next 3 to 5 days.The lights will be in 4-way flashing mode because of construction on 100th avenue.  If you are travelling in that area, please treat the intersection as a four way stop.If you have any questions or concerns, contact Kim Turney, Roads and Grounds Superintendent at 250-787-8175 or email kturney@fortstjohn.ca – Advertisement –last_img read more

Girls’ soccer: Survival of the wettest

first_img“It wasn’t that bad at the time, but it definitely got worse,” said Etcher, who lifted the Conquistadores (18-2-4) into Wednesday’s semifinal match against No. 4 Hamilton of West Los Angeles. “I saw the ball there and I knew I just had to shoot it. (In this weather) you take every opportunity you can get.” Etcher was one of several ECR players that repeatedly sacrificed their body on the water-logged field to intercept passes or deflect shots, with Lindsey Forte, Sasha Scott and Erin O’Leary all doing their part to protect the lead. Chelsea Forte helped the Conquistadores dodge a bullet late in the first half by heading a shot off the goal line and Ashley Menin came up with one of the biggest saves of her career on a point-blank stop from six yards in the 68th minute. “It’s definitely one of the special (wins),” said Menin, who dedicated the victory to fellow senior Erin Kelly (sidelined with food poisoning). “I don’t want our dynasty to end.” The celebratory dive in the mud was just an added bonus. The members of the El Camino Real of Woodland Hills girls’ soccer team already had their powder blue uniforms completely covered with the remnants of what used to be their field during Thursday’s City Section quarterfinal match. Chatsworth (9-10-3), which saw its winless streak against ECR reach 15, had one last surge that produced two throw-ins and a corner kick in the final minute. But Nicole Voets’ six-yard shot sailed over the crossbar just before the final whistle blew. “These girls come to El Camino Real to play in big games, to play for championships and to be challenged,” ECR coach Eric Choi said. “They knew they were in for a game and they came through. Give Chatsworth credit. They played us hard every game this season.” erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img But the Conquistadores couldn’t resist the opportunity to slip and slide around one more time in the aftermath of another hard-fought victory over rival Chatsworth. Despite play being severely hampered by a driving rainstorm, Katie Etcher managed to sneak a shot past Chatsworth goalkeeper Dana Moreno in the 45th minute to lead top-seed ECR to a 1-0 victory, its 29th in a row in the postseason. last_img read more

Andre Silva lifts Portugal past Italy in Nations League

first_imgBut the Euro 2016 winners showed no sign of missing their star striker, dominating the Italians to secure their first three points in a Group 3 that also includes Poland.Italy coach Roberto Mancini suffered his first competitive setback after being held by Poland 1-1 in their opener on Friday in Bologna, with the Azzurri on one point after two games.“We made too many mistakes, but the lads gave everything,” said Mancini.“We need to find a solution to scoring goals because you don’t win games without scoring. That’s our main problem right now.“Portugal have won the first, so they’re the favourite, but I think it’s still wide open, you never know in football.”Silva scored three minutes into the second half with AC Milan’s on-loan Sevilla striker collecting a Bruma cross to beat his former Milan teammate Gianluigi Donnarumma in the Italy goal.“I have some friends in the Italian national team, but there are no friends on the pitch,” said Silva.“Overall we were the better team on the night and deserved the win.”Italy had been fortunate to keep their goal clear in the first half, largely thanks to Donnarumma, as Portugal dictated play in the Estadio Da Luz.Bernardo Silva’s effort was cleared off the line by Alessio Romagnoli with a Bruma shot deflected onto the bar.Simone Zaza missed a chance to snatch a point for Italy in Lisbon. © AFP / Francisco LEONGItaly fought back with Ciro Immobile and Simone Zaza threatening just before the break.Mancini had rang the changes with an experimental side with seven new players starting — midfielder Jorginho and Donnarumma the only pair to be retained from the draw with Poland.– ‘Italy take risks’ –In the same 4-3-3 lineup, Lazio striker Immobile came in for Mario Balotelli, who was heavily-criticised for his performance against Poland before coming off with a muscle problem.SPAL’s Manuel Lazzari made his international debut on the right of defense.Federico Chiesa and Andre Silva both missed chances early, while a Zaza back-heel flick for Immobile was cleared in the box.William Carvalho fired just wide from distance and Jorginho’s volley was cleared.Portugal grabbed the winner soon after the restart through Silva with Bernardo Silva coming close to a second only for Donnarumma to clear.Italy struggled to create chances, apart from a Zaza header that went wide 12 minutes from time, as Portugal claimed their ninth straight home win.The four-time world champions now risk being relegated from their Nations League group after also failing to qualify for the World Cup.But Mancini defended his experimental side.“We don’t like losing, but it’s also true that we have to take risks and get experience in these games, otherwise it’s hard to move forward quickly,” said the former Manchester City and Inter Milan coach.“We must help the youth grow, as we don’t have alternatives.“We have to take risks,” said Italy coach Roberto Mancini after his experimental side lost 1-0 to Portugal. © AFP / Francisco LEONG“We would like to finish first in the group, you never know in football. We will see what happens, our starting goal is to qualify for the Europeans.”In the three-team group Portugal play in Poland on October 11, with Italy again facing the Poles on October 15.And Portugal coach Fernando Santos ruled out talk of them now being the favourites.“Do we have a foot in the final? We need both feet in there, because standing on one foot you risk falling over.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Andre Silva scored the winning goal as Portugal beat Italy 1-0 in their UEFA Nations League opener. © AFP / Francisco LEONGLISBON, Portugal, Sep 11 – Andre Silva scored the only goal as European champions Portugal — without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo — got their Nations League campaign off the mark with a 1-0 win over Italy in Lisbon on Monday.Ronaldo, 33, had been left out of the squad at his own request to focus on his new Italian club Juventus.last_img read more

Chadwick prevails in water polo

first_img“He’s definitely stepping into more of a scoring role this year,” Vela said. Kurt Buchbinder added three goals for Chadwick (1-0), which is ranked seventh in CIF Southern Section Division VI. Torrance’s Ryan McDonald countered with six goals. Phillip Collins had two goals for Torrance (4-2). “We’re better than last year, but so is Chadwick,” Torrance coach Scott Peppard said. In other nonleague games … From staff reports Chadwick coach Anthony Vela said Tai McDermott, who was primarily a 2-meter defender last season, is expected to play more of a feature role in the team’s offense this season. Tuesday’s performance was a promising start. McDermott scored seven goals to give Chadwick an 11-10 win over Torrance in its water polo season opener at the Torrance Plunge. Agoura 10, Mira Costa 9: In a battle between the two top-ranked teams in CIF Southern Section Division IV, No. 1 Agoura won at No. 2 Mira Costa. Matt Burton had three goals and Scott Comley and Jeff Giery added two goals each for Mira Costa (0-2). Mira Costa goalkeeper J.L. Kiss scored the Mustangs’ ninth goal with 39 seconds left in the game. Westlake 11, Redondo 10: Ryan Vint had five goals and Alan Rupp added two goals for visiting Redondo (3-3). Girls tennis Sophomore Brooke Schweyer swept her singles sets as Palos Verdes defeated visiting Chadwick, 12-6, in a nonleague match. The doubles team of Austin Ruth and Catherine Chen also swept for Palos Verdes (1-0). Cait Bartlett took two of three singles sets for Chadwick (0-1). In other nonleague matches … North Torrance 14, Culver City 4: The doubles teams of Chelsey Kitazawa-Nicole Minabe and Lani Ihori-Amanda Maki each won all three of their sets to lift host North (1-0) over Culver City (0-2). The doubles team of Michelle Kaito-Hannah Cho won two of two sets for North. Culver City’s Taira Clay swept her three singles sets. Troy 13, Peninsula 5: Erin Coleman and Anna Tatsuno took two of three doubles sets for Peninsula (0-1). Corona del Mar 10, Mira Costa 8: Nicole Gibbs swept three singles sets for visiting Mira Costa (0-1). Carson 13, West Torrance 5: Jamee Biadora and Cecile Raymundo swept in singles for visiting Carson (1-0). Girls golf Erica Smasushima shot par-36 to lead North Torrance to a 221-229 nonleague win over South Torrance at The Links at Victoria. Kimi Wakamoto shot 39 for North (1-0). Kelsey Flanagan and Jaimie Takahashi paced South (0-1) with 42s. In another nonleague match … Mira Costa 216, Palos Verdes 263: Lori Harper birdied her final hole, the difficult No. 9, for a 3-over 38 at a wind-swept Palos Verdes Country Club. Megan Inouye added a 41 for Mira Costa (2-0). Palos Verdes fell to 0-2. Girls volleyball Senior outside hitter Stefanie Mahaley had 10 kills as Carson won a nonleagaue match at South Gate, 25-23, 25-19, 24-26, 25-14. Kristiana Tuaniga added seven kills, six aces and six digs for Carson (1-0). Carson coach Niki Kline, who competed on Los Alamitos’ CIF state championship team in 2005, won her head coaching debut. In other nonleague matches … Palos Verdes 3, Beverly Hills 0: Katie Handy had 12 kills to lead host Palos Verdes to a 25-14, 25-10, 25-17 season-opening win. Shauna Maus added eight kills, Joanna Bahl had 13 digs and Madison Smith had 22 assists. Serra 3, Bishop Conaty 0: Seini Tukutau had nine kills and seven digs for visiting Serra (2-0) in a 25-20, 25-17, 25-21 win. Vista Mar 3, Wildwood 0: Nicole Aver had eight kills as host Vista Mar (2-0) won, 25-23, 25-5, 25-18.160Want 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

Train victim’s husband dies in cycle crash

first_imgPACOIMA – A Simi Valley man whose wife was killed in the tragic Glendale Metrolink crash more than two and a half years ago died Wednesday morning when a car plowed into his motorcycle, authorities said. Paul Bennett, 46, of Simi Valley, was on his way to work at 6:45 a.m. when he was hit from the rear by a 2007 Honda CRV. Bennett was stopped at Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Gager Street, said Jason Lee, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman. The driver of the car, Michael Mcarthy, 47, of Northridge, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and could face felony manslaughter charges, Lee said. Bennett was taken to a local hospital, where he died. His wife, Julia Bennett, who worked as a typist for the Los Angeles Fire Department, was killed on Jan. 26, 2005, after Juan Manuel Alvarez drove his Jeep Grand Cherokee onto the Metrolink train tracks, causing a train wreck in which Bennett and 10 others died. LAFD Deputy Chief Jimmy Hill, commander of the Fire Prevention and Public Safety Bureau, worked with Julia Bennett and knew her father, former LAFD Battalion Chief Ray Gordon. After her tragic death, Hill got to know Paul Bennett better. Hill was stunned when he heard of Bennett’s death Wednesday. “I am just devastated that we have lost him,” Hill said. “Once again, tragedy has struck this family.” Hill said what makes both deaths so hard to understand is that – if the allegations against Mcarthy prove to be true – they both could have been avoided. “That just adds to the gravity of the situation. … Once again someone innocent has been stricken down,” Hill said. On Wednesday, the Mayor’s Office sent crisis counselors to the Los Angeles Department of Public Works North Hollywood location, where Bennett, popular with co-workers, was employed as a truck driver and dispatch supervisor. The LAFD planned to send more counselors today. Bennett’s co-workers described the muscular man, with a fondness for motorcycles, as a good guy who’d go the extra mile to get a job done. After a recent rainstorm, mud slid onto Forest Lawn Drive, and Bennett took it on himself to haul out 25 truckloads of mud, co-workers said. Dave Ronge of Palmdale was Bennett’s supervisor. He played with Bennett and other co-workers on a championship softball team a few years back. In their off-hours, Bennett and others would often go on motorcycle rides together. “A lot of people liked Paul,” Ronge said. “They’re going to miss him. It was more than a work relationship.” Ronge said Bennett was hoping to sell the blue Harley-Davidson motorcycle he was riding when he was hit. A picture of it with a “for sale” sign is posted at the Public Works North Hollywood site. rick.coca@dailynews.com (818) 713-3329160Want 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

FINAL CONFERENCE IN RELATION TO EASTER RISING COMMEMORATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEK

first_imgEASTER RISING: Next Thursday, 11th February at 6.30pm the final conference entitled ‘Learnings from Past & Present for the Future’ will take place as part of the Easter Rising commemorations.This will consider & discuss learning for the future from analysis and reflection related to 1916 Commemorations. Our conference ‘Remembering 1916: Ethical & Global Perspectives’ will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday morning 17 February from 9.30am to 1pm, speakers, Dr Johnston McMaster & Dr Cathy Higgins.All events are free and refreshments will be served.For booking please ring 074 9124950.FINAL CONFERENCE IN RELATION TO EASTER RISING COMMEMORATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEK was last modified: February 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Featuresnewslast_img read more

Cervical cancer vaccine gets FDA panel approval

first_imgWASHINGTON – A vaccine with the potential to slash worldwide deaths from cervical cancer, the No. 2 cancer killer in women, should be approved for sales in the United States, a federal panel said Thursday. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted 13-0 to endorse the safety and effectiveness of Merck and Co.’s Gardasil, which blocks viruses that cause cervical cancer. The company said the vaccine could cut worldwide deaths from the disease by two-thirds. However, the anticipated cost of the vaccine, administered in three shots over six months, is $300 to $500 – a possible impediment to widespread vaccination campaigns. The drug protects against the two types of human papillomavirus (HPV) believed responsible for about 70 percent of cervical cancer cases. It also protects against two other virus types that cause 90 percent of genital wart cases. All four virus types are sexually transmitted. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe FDA is not required to follow the recommendations of its outside panels of experts, but usually does. An agency decision is expected by June 8. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease. It affects more than 50 percent of sexually active adults. The cervical cancer it can cause kills about 290,000 women worldwide each year, including 3,500 in the United States, though regular Pap smears often detect precancerous lesions and early cancer.last_img read more