PH kiteboarding ace Tio clinches lone Youth Olympic Games berth

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 16-year-old Tio, who hails from Boracay Island, topped Haoran Zhang of China and local bet Sarun Rupchorn. Tio tallied 26 points after 20 elimination rounds while Zhang scored 34 and Rupchorn finished with 41.Tio, who is coming off a victorious stint in the Boracay leg of the Philippine Kiteboarding Tour just last month, gained steam in the last two days of competition while Rupchorn wavered.READ: Tio, Kappel top Boracay leg“We’re all delighted with how our team fared in the YOG elims. This has been a triumphant moment for all of us Filipinos. Getting a slot in the YOG was no easy task and now that we’re in, this may be our chance of winning our first-ever gold in the YOG,” said PKA president and team manager Jay Ortiz.Meanwhile, Chinese Jingle Chen took the only YOG spot in the girls’ side, scoring 16 points to best compatriot Kewen Li (32) and Thai Nicharan Rodthong (43.3).ADVERTISEMENT FSU comeback and payback as Seminoles oust top-seeded Xavier Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Christian Tio holds the Philippine flag as he receives his trophy after topping the Kitesurfing Youth Olympic Qualifiers Asia/Oceania in Thailand and earning the lone Asian berth in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOChristian Tio earned the lone Youth Olympic Games spot after ruling the Iconic Kitesurfing Youth Olympic Asia/Oceania Qualifiers Sunday in Pranburi, Thailand.Tio, one of the Philippines’ fast-rising stars in kiteboarding, overcame stiff competition that gathered the best 15 to 18-year-old kiteboarders in the continent during the five-day event.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew READ: Beach winds, challenges fuel dreams of Boracay kiteboarder“It’s been a tough week,” said Tio. “It’s been a goal to get to the Olympics and we’ve been waiting for kiting to get into the Games for sometime, so it feels pretty good to qualify and have the honor of representing my country.”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 folk“Now I’m it, I’ll do my best to win it,” added Tio, son of pro kiteboarders Chris Mohn and Liezl Tio.The Youth Olympic Games will be staged in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October. MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

Woman jailed for falsifying passport

first_imgA woman, who Police had issued a wanted bulletin for last month, was on Wednesday jailed for six months and fined $40,000 when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Thirty-one-year-old, Unique Angelica Hope of Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown admitted to the offense of falsifying a Guyanese passport when she stood before Magistrate Faith McGusty.Unique Angelica HopeThe prosecution’s case contended that on January 17, 2019, at the Central Immigration and Passport Office, Georgetown, for the purpose of procuring a new passport, she signed a written document stating that she was Coretta Hope. After the police could not locate her a wanted bulletin was issued for her and she was subsequently arrested.During her first court appearance Hope denied the allegation after which she was granted $100,000 bail. The woman was unable to post bail. On her second court appearance on Wednesday she changed her plea and has the sentence handed down. The court heard that Hope had previously forged a passport after she was deported from Barbados for overstaying. Following deportation, hope forged yet another passport and was again deported from Barbados for overstaying.However, this time around, she attempted to use her physically challenged sister’s identification to forge her third passport but was caught.last_img read more

18th championships of World Council of Dominoes Federation Inc commence

first_img– Guyana aim to come out on topThe 18th championships of the World Council of Dominoes Federation Inc commenced with an opening ceremony on October 5, 2018 at 17:00 hrs at the Carifesta Sports Complex in Georgetown. This competition will see six teams from around the Caribbean competing for supremacy. Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St. Lucia and the United States of America will join host Guyana in the tournament, which will be contested in the three-hand mixed pairs, female and male pairs, as well as the four-hand mixed pairs, female and male pairs. Guyana are the current male three-hand defending champions.The tournament opened with a march-past in which the various countries participated, the nations’ representatives taking to the field to present themselves. The contestants were overlooked by Minister of Social Cohesion; Culture, Youth and Sports, Dr. George Norton,After the on-field proceedings, various other activities and festivities occurred indoors. That aspect of the opening ceremony was hosted by Guyana’s very own Desiree Edghill, who welcomed the teams to Guyana. In a statement, Edghill urged the competitors to take time to visit Guyana, which she described as one of the most beautiful countries in South America. She said she hoped the visitors would enjoy their sojourn in Guyana.As the programme continued, Minister Norton took to the podium and spoke to the large delegations about the importance of dominoes and its ability to bring about unity.Norton said, “In Guyana, domino is an important tool that is used to promote unity and inclusion of our people. Thus it helps me, in my work as the Minister responsible for Social Cohesion, Culture Youth and Sport, to help to break down the barrier or break the ice against racial divide. Yes a good game of dominoes can work like magic”.Team GuyanaThe game of dominoes was played to open the tournament, with Minister Norton, Secretary General of the World Council Dominoes Federation Inc, Gregory Blenman and Guyana Domino Association (GDA) President Faye Joseph seated at the table playing a good game of dominoes in which dominoes enthusiasts loved and cheered them on.The Squad representing Guyana is made up of Godfrey Samuels (C), Kevin Boston, Rawle Peters, Gilbert Mendonca, Theon Ambrose, Errol Seymour, Troy Baksh, Kemecy Brandis, Eon James, Shawn McKenzie, Kurt Caesar, Terrace Pollard, Quincy Adams, Bruce Goodman and Wendell Campbell (manager).The females are comprised of Claire Benjamin (C), Yonette Christmas, Barbara Marshall, Andreia Marks, Sheron Jerome, Faye Joseph, Alexis McAulay, Alverene Jaundoo, June Watts, Shellon Nichelson, Karen Narville, Marcie Solomon and Nicola October.The tournament commenced on Saturday October 6, 2018 and continues tomorrow at 9:00 am. (Timothy Jaikarran)last_img read more

Officers hurt as patrol vehicles crash

first_imgPICO RIVERA – Four law-enforcement officers injured when their patrol cars crashed during a pursuit of a murder suspect were listed in good condition Monday, officials said. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department patrol car from the Pico Rivera Station collided with a Montebello Police Department vehicle on Whittier Boulevard on Sunday night as deputies and officers chased the suspect, said sheriff’s Lt. David Bobier. A deputy was flown by helicopter to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center with minor injuries. None of the others involved in the crash were seriously hurt. At the same time the police cars collided, Bobier said, the suspect’s car crashed through a guard rail on the Whittier Boulevard bridge. His vehicle landed in the riverbed. The suspect got out and ran. With the help of a police dog and helicopter, deputies later found the man hiding among debris in the riverbed, said Bobier. Officials identified the suspect as Raul Rea, 26, of Monterey Park. He was being held Monday at the Pico Rivera Station on a parole violation. Investigators said they plan to seek a murder charge against Rea. He is the prime suspect in the shooting of Vitorio Pratti, 26, of La Habra on Saturday night, said sheriff’s homicide Lt. Al Grotefund. Just before the shooting, Pratti and Rea were talking at a mutual friend’s house in the 10300 block of Bradhurst Street in unincorporated West Whittier, officials said. Pratti’s girlfriend in the next room heard gunshots at about 10:30 p.m. “There was no fight. They were just talking,” said Grotefund. “There may have been a prior incident. \ girlfriend is the suspect’s ex-girlfriend.” Grotefund said the motive may have also been drug-related; investigators believe Rea allegedly had been using drugs for days before the shooting. Both men belonged to the same gang, he said. Pratti’s girlfriend and a neighbor took him to Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead of multiple gunshot wounds at 10:45p.m., said Grotefund. Rea was immediately named as the suspect after Pratti’s death, said Grotefund. Deputies were on the lookout for him and his vehicle when they spotted a car matching the description Sunday night and gave chase, he said. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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

Lakers snap 9-game skid with win over Hawks

first_imgThe victory quieted some of the noise growing around the embattled young team, including comments by outspoken basketball patriarch LaVar Ball — father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball — who told ESPN that coach Luke Walton had lost the confidence of his players.“I would disagree with that,” Walton said at shootaround on Sunday morning, telling reporters that even as the defeats piled up his players were playing hard.The difference against the Hawks, Walton said after the much-needed win, was a defensive commitment that set up the Lakers’ transition offense.“I think it triggered everything for us tonight,” Walton said. “Once we got engaged and we were crashing back on the glass and able to get out and run … it was good to see the guys get back to that mode where defense anchors what we do offensively.”Lonzo Ball, playing just his second game after missing six with a shoulder sprain, was under scrutiny after his father’s latest remarks.Head coach Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers said he wasn’t expecting smooth sailing for his young players, but insisted their growing pains wouldn’t tear them apart © GETTY/AFP/File / Harry HowHe scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds while handing out six assists.When he departed the game with 2:53 remaining, along with Kyle Kuzma, Larry Nance Jr. and Julius Randle they were cheered by fans — a turnaround from the boos heard during a loss to Charlotte on Friday.At 12-27 the Lakers remain at the bottom of the Western Conference. But they avoided matching the longest losing streak in franchise history.Walton, while encouraged, said he wasn’t expecting smooth sailing for his young players, but he said insisted their growing pains wouldn’t tear them apart.“The team’s been fine,” he said. “We’ve got guys and a group that are still figuring things out. It’s nothing new when young teams that are trying to get better go through hard times.”– Ageless Ginobili –Western Conference contenders San Antonio and Oklahoma City both endured defeats on the road.In Portland, CJ McCollum flashed to the basket and floated in the game-winner with 5.9 seconds left as the Trail Blazers edged the San Antonio Spurs 111-110.LaMarcus Aldridge had chance to answer for the Spurs, but his mid-range jump shot bounced off the back rim at the buzzer.The Spurs were missing four regulars, including Tony Parker and All-Star Kawhi Leonard, who has a partial tear of a muscle in his left shoulder, according to San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich.Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs chipped in 26 against the Trail Blazers to become at 40, the oldest player to score 20-plus points in back-to-back games © GETTY/AFP/File / RONALD MARTINEZPortland were also short-handed, as point guard Damian Lillard was a late scratch with a calf injury.The close contest featured four lead changes in the final 2:48.Aldridge led the Spurs with 30 points and 40-year-old Argentinian veteran Manu Ginobili chipped in 26 to become the oldest player to score 20-plus points in back-to-back games.In Phoenix, the Suns withstood a triple-double from NBA Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-100.Devin Booker led the Suns with 26 points and forward TJ Warren added 23.Phoenix also got a key contribution from 20-year-old Croatian Dragan Bender off the bench as he produced a career high of 20 points, including six three-pointers.Westbrook posted his 14th triple-double of the season with 26 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds but the Thunder never led after the first quarter.In Dallas, the New York Knicks thwarted a late surge by the Mavericks to triumph 100-96, snapping a three-game losing streak.Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 29 points and Jarrett Jack’s 12 included a floater with 31.2 seconds left that broke a 94-94 tie and put the New York ahead for good.The Knicks had led by 13 with 4:49 left to play only for the Mavs to roar back, but New York held on to claim just their fourth road win of the season.“We weathered the storm,” Jack said. “We had some hiccups throughout it, but for the most part we weathered the storm.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers, was under scrutiny after his father’s latest remarks that coach Luke Walton had lost the confidence of his players © GETTY/AFP/File / Sean M. HaffeyLOS ANGELES, United States, Jan 8 – The Los Angeles Lakers snapped a nine-game NBA losing streak on Sunday with a 132-113 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.Brandon Ingram scored 20 points to lead the Lakers, who hadn’t won a game since a December 20 victory over the Houston Rockets.last_img read more

Rape charges against Cristiano dropped

first_imgKathryn Mayorga, a former model, alleges that Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward reached a financial settlement with her one year after the incident.He has always denied allegations of sexual assault, insisting their encounter was consensual.The Clark County District Attorney’s Office said it had received a report from Mayorga — who it identified only as “V” — on June 13, 2009, reporting that she had been the victim of a sexual assault.Police could not conduct “any meaningful investigation” at the time because she declined to say who assaulted her or where it occurred, the office said in a statement.As a result, detectives were “unable to search for and impound vital forensic evidence,” and video showing Ronaldo and Mayorga together was lost, it added.Mayorga contacted police in August of last year to ask that the case be reopened, at which point she named Ronaldo as the alleged assailant.The case was reopened “in spite of the passage of over nine year,” prosecutors said.“Based upon a review of the information presented at this time, the allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” prosecutors said. “Therefore, no charges will be forthcoming.”– #MeToo movement –Mayorga’s attorney has stated that she agreed to an out-of-court settlement to keep her name from going public, but was later inspired to speak out by the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.Mayorga has also said that her emotional trauma at the time did not allow her to participate in the mediation process for the financial settlement.Neither Ronaldo’s nor Mayorga’s lawyers responded to AFP’s request for comment on the decision to end the investigation.The player has yet to respond on social media.In October last year, Ronaldo said he was “an exemplary person.”“I know who I am and what I did. The truth will come out,” he told France Football magazine.“And the people who criticize me and who expose my life today, who make a song and dance about it, these people will see.”The allegations have taken a toll on his life, and in particular on his family, he said.In January, a Spanish court handed Ronaldo a suspended two-year prison sentence for committing tax fraud while he was at Real Madrid.This was immediately reduced to a fine of 365,000 euros ($410,000), on top of another penalty of 3.2 million euros ($3.6 million).Ronaldo is widely considered one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game, having won the Champions League title five times — once with Manchester United and four times with Real Madrid.He also led Portugal to the Euro 2016 title in France.Ronaldo, who is based in Turin, is currently on Juventus’ pre-season tour of Asia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges in Nevada in connection with an alleged rape a decade ago, prosecutors said © AFP/File / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRALOS ANGELES, United States, Jul 23 – Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in Las Vegas a decade ago after US prosecutors said Monday they did not have enough evidence to proceed.A district attorney in the state of Nevada said it would not prosecute the Portuguese soccer player because it “cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt” that a sexual assault occurred.last_img read more

DD LIFESTYLE: SUMMER IN A GLASS – THE FROSÉ

first_imgDD LIFESTYLE: It’s the grown-up refreshing drink and another way to enjoy your favourite tipple- the frosé.Whether you prefer to call it frozen rosé, rosé slushies or the frosé, it’s a cinch to prepare and is summer in a glass.Ingredients1 bottle of rosé wine Juice of 2 lemons2 teaspoons of sugarMint to garnishMethod Add lemon juice, sugar and wine into a blenderBlend until smoothFreeze for 6 hours (The alcohol will prevent the mixture from becoming solid ice)Serve with mint to garnishDD LIFESTYLE: SUMMER IN A GLASS – THE FROSÉ was last modified: June 21st, 2016 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:Donegal Daily LifestyledrinkHow to make a frosésummer in a glasslast_img read more

POOL NEWS: NIALL MCDAID CROWNED NEW DONEGAL POOL CHAMPION

first_imgDonegal County Pool Championships 2015: After a fantastic weekend of pool in Dorrian’s hotel, Ballyshannon, Niall McDaid is the happiest pool player in Donegal after a fantastic double victory in the singles and team events.Players from throughout the county came to the venue which was played on 8 championship tables in the hotel’s opulent ballroom. In Saturday’s team event Niall’s Ballybofey/Castlefin team struggled at times in the group stages before announcing their intentions in the semi-finals with a superb victory over a widely-tipped Letterkenny team led by David Moore. In the other half of the draw, Ownie’s Bar from Dungloe had an easier than expected victory in their semi-final over a strong Donegal town outfit.The final was a real roller-coaster. The Ballybofey lads raced into a 3 nil lead before Ownie’s came storming back to lead 7-5.However, some nerveless finishing from Niall, Fred, Eddie and Dylan ended that charge and they ran out derserving 9-7 winners amidst scenes of great jubilation.In Sunday’s singles event, Niall finally exorcised the demons of losing the first ever county final on an agonising 7-6 score line to Gareth Kirwan. This time there were to be no mistakes as he won every match with plenty to spare, beating the reigning champion, Shaun Sharkey, along the way before triumphing over Donegal’s finest cue-sports player, Johnny Connors, in the final on a 7-4 scoreline.The singles had a massive turnout of 47 players, and the event was a huge success. The committee would like to thank Dorrian’s hotel for providing a great arena, Crawford Tiles for their sponsorship and Daryl Beattie for providing the tables and lighting. POOL NEWS: NIALL MCDAID CROWNED NEW DONEGAL POOL CHAMPION was last modified: May 5th, 2015 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:donegalNoticespoolSportlast_img read more

CONTRACTS SIGNED FOR BUILDING OF NEW GLENTIES BRIDGE

first_imgChairman of Donegal County Council, Cllr Ciaran Brogan signs contracts for the new bridge.The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Ciaran Brogan has signed contracts for the commencement of work on the Mullantiboyle Bridge, Glenties.Mullantiboyle is a twin span concrete bridge of which one span collapsed in 2010.The bridge provides a vital link around the town and following a sustained campaign by local residents for its reinstatement. Donegal County Council was delighted to receive funding in March this year to replace this dilapidated bridge with a new wider 25m single span structure and associated works.The bridge was designed by Roughan and O’Donovan Consulting Engineers and following a tendering process, the Council has appointed Ward and Burke Construction Ltd to undertake this work which will cost in the region of €520,000 excluding VAT.Works on site are now imminent and the bridge will be completed in early 2016.CONTRACTS SIGNED FOR BUILDING OF NEW GLENTIES BRIDGE was last modified: October 5th, 2015 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:bridgedonegalGlentiesMullantiboylelast_img read more

St. Bernard’s on verge of program’s second state title

first_imgThere’s something familiar about the 2019 Crusaders.For the second time in program history, the St. Bernard’s Academy football team will take the field in search of a state championship. The Crusaders (11-3) will host South High-Torrance (11-4) in the Division 6-AA state championship game on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Redwood bowl.It will be the first state championship football game to ever be played under a North Coast sky.In 2015 the Crusaders claimed the first state title in program …last_img read more