Month: November 2019

Morado stars in reunion with Valdez in PVLMorado stars in reunion with Valdez in PVL

first_imgChina furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “Playing with Jia pumps me up because it’s really good to play with someone you know and I’m thankful because she’s always thinking on whom to give the ball to,” said Valdez who won three straight MVPs with Morado as her setter.“And it’s great because she will put the ball up wherever there’s no defender on that spot so it’s really a great feeling for us spikers.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTheir first game together saw Valdez score 18 points and Morado register 36 excellent sets, her whole team’s production.Morado said she’s glad she’s back to playing volleyball and she hopes she learns more in her first stint in the club scene. LATEST STORIES Pacquiao tells Roach: I have my punch back LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera “I’m happy to be back and I know there are still so many things to experience, I know I’ll get this because every day is a learning experience,” said Morado.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games What ‘missteps’? CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAteneo’s most prolific volleyball duo reunited on the padded floors Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre as Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado once again joined forces, this time in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.This new partnership of Morado and Valdez, who spearheaded the Lady Eagles back-to-back championship campaigns in the UAAP, is off to a new start as the Creamline Cool Smashers turned back Adamson University 25-17, 18-25, 25-15, 25-15.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Jamaica stuns Mexico to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup finalJamaica stuns Mexico to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final

first_imgKhali aids Mahal to retain WWE title at WWE Battleground Lawrence scored on a clutch 24-yard free kick in the 88th minute, and Jamaica advanced to the final with a 1-0 upset victory over Mexico on Sunday night.“I think our guys were hungry,” Jamaica coach Theodore Whitmore said. “They needed it more than the Mexicans, and we did what we had to do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJamaica will face the United States on Wednesday night at Santa Clara, California. With a victory over the home team, the Reggae Boyz would claim their first championship in soccer’s North and Central American and Caribbean region.“The best way I could put it is the Biblical story,” Whitmore said. “David slew Goliath.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress The Reggae Boyz have reached the final for the second straight Gold Cup, but this stunning upset at the Rose Bowl ranks among their biggest international wins. Mexico has won seven Gold Cup titles, the U.S. five and Canada one.“That’s a cycle we want to break,” Whitmore said. “That’s something we sit and discuss. It’s always Mexico, U.S. We want to be in that group. We want to be a team, a country that someone can talk about, and that’s what we’re working toward.”Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake kept this game scoreless with a series of impressive saves while Mexico dominated possession with a lineup missing most of El Tri’s most-accomplished players.But after Lawrence repositioned the ball in a bit of shifty gamesmanship, his late strike froze Mexico goalkeeper Jesus Corona. The ball curled over the wall and slipped just below the bar for the New York Red Bulls defender’s third international goal and first in three years.The 24-year-old Lawrence doesn’t take free kicks for his MLS club, but Whitmore knew his quality from recent practices.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Mexico’s Jesus Molina (5) reacts as players celebrate a goal by Jamaica’s Kemar Lawrence during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal soccer match in Pasadena, Calif., Sunday, July 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)PASADENA, Calif. — After Kemar Lawrence ripped and exquisite shot over Mexico’s five-man wall and into the top corner for one of the biggest goals in Jamaican soccer history, the defender hushed his teammates and refused to celebrate.These Reggae Boyz are staying cool, even after a goal that sent them into the CONCACAF Gold Cup final with a chance to make history.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “The New York Red Bulls probably have a better kicker than Kemar Lawrence,” Whitmore said with a smile. “Now, Jamaica’s team needs Kemar Lawrence in dead-ball situations. It’s a totally different thing. Probably when the New York Red Bulls see this tonight, they might (want him) to take free kicks.”Trying to win its second consecutive Gold Cup and fourth in five tournaments, Mexico used the deeper reaches of its player pool following the World Cup qualifiers and the Confederations Cup last month. While teams were allowed to make up to six substitutions for the knockout rounds, El Tri coach Juan Carlos Osorio said he was blocked by Mexico’s clubs.Mexico hadn’t trailed in the tournament before Lawrence’s late goal, but El Tri also hadn’t been impressive — no player scored more than one goal.“This is a process, and it takes a lot of work to get a team that can compete in a World Cup,” assistant coach Luis Pompilio Paez said. “This is not a sufficient result, but this is the middle of the process. I saw a team that gave everything. We always respect what the other team does. We just needed to get a goal, and we didn’t have the right circumstances. Embarrassment, sadness — as a team, we feel it.”Blake also starred 11 days ago when Mexico and Jamaica played to a 0-0 draw in Denver. With the Philadelphia Union keeper playing exceptionally well, Jamaica has allowed only two goals in the tournament.The semifinal crowd was dominated by Mexico’s vast Southern California fan base, yet the Rose Bowl was less than half-full with just 42,393 fans. The absence of Chicharito Hernandez and other top Mexican stars, combined with El Tri’s unattractive performances in the Gold Cup to date, apparently kept many of their usual faithful at home.FIFA President Gianni Infantino watched the semifinal from the Rose Bowl stands. So did Osorio, who served the fifth game of a six-match FIFA ban for his conduct toward officials during the Confederations Cup.Mexico beat Jamaica in the 2015 Gold Cup final, and El Tri also defeated the Reggae Boyz 2-0 at the Rose Bowl just 13 months ago during the Copa America. Jamaica finally got one back, beating Mexico for the first time in the teams’ eight Gold Cup meetings.Blake made two brilliant saves in succession in the 12th minute, diving twice to stop close-range chances by Jesus Duenas and Erick Torres, the Houston Dynamo star and the only player on the current roster from outside Mexico’s domestic leagues.Blake did it again in the 25th minute, stopping Torres’ point-blank header from the top of the 6-yard box with improbably quick reactions. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Walker, DiGregorio tow Blackwater past Phoenix for 1st winWalker, DiGregorio tow Blackwater past Phoenix for 1st win

first_imgBlackwater import Henry Walker against three Phoenix defenders. PBA IMAGESReturning import Henry Walker and Mike DiGregorio teamed up to lead Blackwater to its first win at the expense of Phoenix, 92-86, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Walker, who is in his third tour of duty in the league after playing for Alaska in 2014 and NLEX last year, battled through cramps in the fourth quarter to post 32 points and 15 rebounds while DiGregorio came up big with a career-high 28 points.ADVERTISEMENT “Finally, we’re able to get the win. Special thanks to our new import Henry Walker,” said Blackwater head coach Leo Isaac, whose squad improved to 1-3.“Going into the ninth minute of the fourth quarter he was complaining of cramps and he was challenging his teammates to be on the top of the situation. But still, he was able to hit shots and grabbed rebounds and we’re very happy that we have an import like Walker,” Isaac said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe two combined for 24 of their team’s 26 points in the final frame with Walker scoring the Elite’s last eight points in the final two minutes and 24 seconds.Blackwater put the clamps down on Phoenix’s explosive import Eugene Phelps, who scored just 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting from the field, in 40 minutes. RJ Jazul also had 13 points on top of seven rebounds and three steals for the Fuel Masters, who turned the ball over 23 times, slipped to 2-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Thistleton finishes 2nd in elite female despite bike crash Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

Prosecutor: Tiger Woods to plead guilty to reckless drivingProsecutor: Tiger Woods to plead guilty to reckless driving

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Woods did not appear at the Palm Beach County courthouse for his arraignment. Prosecutor Adrienne Ellis said the golf superstar agreed to plead guilty at an Oct. 25 hearing and enter the county’s program for first-time DUI offenders.“He is not being treated any different than anyone else,” Ellis said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWoods’ attorney, Douglas Duncan, entered a not guilty plea to the DUI charge on Woods’ behalf and declined comment as he left the courthouse.Under the plea deal, prosecutors would drop the DUI charge, which is a more severe charge than reckless driving. If he completes the program, he can ask a judge to expunge the reckless driving conviction. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Mexico soccer star Marquez among 22 sanctioned for drug ties Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical adviserscenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts on the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The attorney for Woods says the golfer will not attend his arraignment on a driving under the influence charge. Under court rules, Woods’ attorney can enter a not guilty plea on his behalf Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Any other plea would require Woods’ attendance.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Tiger Woods has agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving and will enter a diversion program that will allow him to have his record wiped clean if he completes the program, a prosecutor said Wednesday.Woods, 41, was charged with driving under the influence in May when he was found asleep in his Mercedes-Benz, apparently under the influence of a prescription painkiller and sleeping medication. No alcohol was found in his system.ADVERTISEMENT Woods announced last month he had completed treatment at an out-of-state clinic to deal with his use of prescription medications.His 79 PGA Tour victories and 14 major titles both rank No. 2 all-time. He has not competed since February because of his back injury and is not expected to return this year. His last win was in August 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo In the diversion program, Woods will spend a year on probation, pay a $250 fine and court costs, attend DUI school and perform 50 hours of community service. He would also have to attend a workshop where victims of impaired drivers detail how their lives were damaged and face other conditions. Since the program began four years ago, almost 2,400 defendants have enrolled, according to the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office.If convicted of DUI, Woods would have faced a fine of between $500 and $1,000, had his car impounded for 10 days and other conditions. He also could have been jailed for up to six months, although that was unlikely, received probation and lost his driver’s license for six months to a year.The DUI arrest was the first time Woods had been in trouble since Thanksgiving weekend 2009, when he plowed his SUV into a tree and a fire hydrant outside his then-Windermere, Florida, home. That led to revelations that he had multiple extramarital affairs and a divorce from his wife Elin Nordegren, the mother of his two children. He spent 45 days in a Mississippi clinic where he was treated for sex addiction.Woods was arrested at 2 a.m. May 29 about 15 miles from his home in Jupiter, Florida, when officers found him unconscious in his Mercedes-Benz, which was parked awkwardly on the side of the road and had damage to the driver’s side. It’s not clear how he damaged the car. Officers checked the area but didn’t find that he had hit anything.Woods didn’t know where he was when asked by officers, and he stumbled and swayed through a field sobriety test, police dashboard camera video showed. Woods told officers he was taking the painkiller Vicodin and Xanax, which treats anxiety and insomnia, to cope with his fourth back surgery in April.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Traffic welcomes Ray Allen in ManilaTraffic welcomes Ray Allen in Manila

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters In his post, Allen put some work in, running several miles around Makati. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Ray Allen visits Manila“Me and @tyfleming3 ventured into the unknown this morning. We ran through many different neighborhoods often times hoping we were heading in the right direction. The traffic was everywhere!!! #carpediem #tuktuk #manilamiles#runtheworld #runningisfree,” Allen posted on his Instagram account (@trayfour).The 42-year-old Allen flew to Manila from Hong Kong, where he attended a Sneaker Con event.Allen last played for the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals but only announced his retirement in 2016 in a letter on the Player’s Tribune.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Alora falls to familiar foe, settles for silver in taekwondo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Welcome to Manila, two-time NBA champion Ray Allen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingNot the best way to greet a basketball legend but the Philippines gave Allen, who arrived here Tuesday, a first hand look of one of the things Manila is infamously known for.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion MOST READlast_img read more

An Olympian in high heels brings rare dash of glam to Afghan pollsAn Olympian in high heels brings rare dash of glam to Afghan polls

first_imgIn high heels, dark glasses and heavy make-up, Robina Jalali looks more like a celebrity looking for a photo-op as she talks to eager youth and frowning men.Afghanistan’s former Olympian Robina Jalali.But stretch your memory and you will remember the glamourous 25-year-old as the sprinter who was hailed as a hero during the Beijing Olympics, despite finishing last.She was the only Afghan woman athlete to participate in the events and hogged limelight for running in track pants and a headscarf.Jalali is running again, this time for the parliamentary elections on September 18.She is one of the 406 female candidates contesting for the 64 seats reserved for women in the 249-member lower house, Wolesi Jirga.And she has again dared to be different. Unlike others who are covered up in the traditional burqa and robes, Jalali campaigns in trousers and designer kurtas with her head covered with a colourful stole.Perhaps this is the reason she is facing criticism from some quarters as being a non-serious candidate who is just using the women’s quota to enter politics.”If you want to run for modelling, you need a pretty face and a wonderful body. But for parliament, the criteria are different,” a leading woman parliamentarian took a jibe clearly aimed at Jalali. Jalali is not bothered by criticism.After all, she has faced it earlier. The international media may have hailed her courage when she participated in the Beijing Olympics in 2008, and earlier in Athens in 2004, but back home she got little support or encouragement.advertisement”I was the only girl running with men…,” she said. “I did not have popular support. People spoke ill of me going on trips.” People’s disapproval didn’t matter. What was worrying was the threat from the Taliban.”When I started in the sports world, I got threatening leaflets from the Taliban thrown at my house,” Jalali said.But that did not stop her from pursuing her dreams then. And they have failed to deter her now. Like other candidates, particularly women, she is also facing intimidation from the Taliban who have threatened to target anyone associated with the polls.But being a woman in Afghanistan, fear is something Jalali has lived with. She says she doesn’t care about the Taliban and is not going to run away.To her critics who question her suitability for the political office she is aiming for, Jalali cites her experience with her father’s non-profit organisation and her stint with the Kabul Bank as a secretary for three years.She is one of the nine women tipped to win a seat among the 90 running in Kabul. And if she wins, she has her priorities clear-to focus on equal rights for women.To achieve her goal, she has broken yet another tradition.She remains single in a country where most women are married off as teenagers because marriage and husband could come in the way of pursuing politics.But it remains to be seen how much success Jalali gets in her mission at a time when the Afghan government is seeking reconciliation with the Taliban.last_img read more

Day 11: Schedule for October 13Day 11: Schedule for October 13

first_imgBADMINTONEVENING: 4.30pm to 9.30pm Men’s: Singles (3rd place play-off); Doubles (3rd place play-off) Women’s: Singles (3rd place playoff); Doubles (3rd place play-off) Mixed doubles (3rd place play-off)BOXINGAFTERNOON: 3pm to 5.30pm Men’s: Light flyweight (49kg); bantamweight (56kg); light welterweight (64kg), middleweight (75kg); heavyweight (91kg) EVENING: 7pm to 9.30 pm Men’s: Flyweight (52 kg); lightweight (60kg); welterweight (69kg); light heavyweight (81kg); super heavyweight (over 91kg)CYCLING ROADEVENTS MORNING: 10.30am to 11.45am Women: 29km individual time trial (final) AFTERNOON: 1pm to 3.30pm Men: 40km individual time trial (final)DIVINGMORNING: 9.30am to 11.30pm Women’s: 3m springboard (heats) Men’s: Platform (heats) EVENING: 4pm to 6pm Women’s: 3m springboard (final) Men’s: Platform (final)GYMNASTICS (RHYTHMIC)EVENING: 5pm to 8.45pmWomen’s: Individual all-around competition (final)HOCKEYMORNING: 10.30am to 3.30pmWomen’s: 3rd place play-off; finalSHOOTINGCLAY TARGETMORNING: 10am to 4.30pmMen’s: Skeet singles (stage 2); skeet singles (final)PISTOL & SMALL BOREMORNING: 9am to 6pmWomen’s: 10m air pistol singles (qualification); 10m air pistol (final)Men’s: 25m standard pistol singles (final); 50m rifle prone singles (qualification); 50m rifle prone (final)FULL BOREAFTERNOON: 10am to 1pm Men’s: 1,000 yards pairs (final); 1,000 yards singles (final)LAWN BOWLSMORNING: 9am to 10.30pmMen’s: Singles (semi-finals); 3rd place play-off; finalWomen’s: Singles (semi-finals); 3rd place play-off; finalSQUASHAFTERNOON: 12pm to 3pmMIXED DOUBLES (FINAL)Women’s: Doubles (final)Men’s: Doubles (final)TABLE TENNISMORNING: 9.30am to 3pmWomen’s: Singles (semi-final); doubles (semi-final)Men’s: Doubles (semi-final); singles (semi-final)EVENING: 4.30pm to 9pmMen’s: Doubles (3rd place playoff); finalWomen’s: Singles (3rd place play-off); finallast_img read more

CAG to audit CWG 2010 projects within three monthsCAG to audit CWG 2010 projects within three months

first_imgWith a controversy raging over the Commonwealth Games expenditures, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Monday said it will complete within three months a “comprehensive” audit of the projects.The report will be confidential and submitted only to Parliament, CAG Vinod Rai said.”We will complete the entire audit process of CWG in three moths time. It is going to be a gigantic task. At least 20 different organisations will be involved,” he said addressing auditors that included some from abroad.”If we take six to eight months time and submit the report in 2012, then the entire purpose of exercise would be lost. We will ensure that results of the audit are made available at the earliest. It is not only about the expenditures incurred,” he said.The CAG said while auditing they would have to see whether the original activity or the objective has been fulfilled. “Whether there is a physical outcome, accountability established and there there has been optimal utilisation of money,” Rai said.He said it would be a comprehensive audit which would cover all the institutions involved in the Games. “Ours will be a report which will be shared only with the Parliament,” he said while addressing the 97th international training programme on auditing in an IT environment.The CAG is vetting the expenditures incurred in different Commonwealth Games related projects.The audit process by CAG teams began in the middle of August. However, later it was halted between September 24 and October 14 in view of the Games.advertisementlast_img read more