PH eyes slot as kiteboarding makes debut in YOG

first_imgFilipino star Christian Tio, the reigning Asian champion, is among the favorites to win.“We’re hoping to get the lone qualifying Asian slot. Christian won that last year so if he can repeat that, we will now have a slot in the YOG,” said Ortiz during the launch of the 5th ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour Tuesday at Mango Tree Bistro at BGC in Taguig.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkOrtiz is hoping to continue spreading awareness when it comes to the sport through the Philippine Kiteboarding Tour, which sails off in style beginning December 1.The first of four stops will be staged at a new location in Lakawon Island in Bacolod. “We’re still going to promote kiteboarding all over the country. That’s why this is the first time that we’re bringing the event in Lakawon island in Bacolod,” said Ortiz. “It has become one of the most popular destinations for kitesurfers and there has been a big consciousness about the island.”Spanish women’s champion Julia Castro and Swedish ace Atte Kapel and the 17-year-old Tio are expected to lead more than 300 participants.From Lakawon Island, the tour goes to Bantayan Island in Cebu for its second leg on January 5 to 7 then it shifts to Boracay from Feb. 9-11 before concluding in Cagbalete Island, Quezon on March 2-4.ADVERTISEMENT La Salle rallies to stun Ateneo, forces UAAP title decider Philippine Kiteboarding Association president Jay Ortiz is confident about the country’s chances in landing a spot in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.A lone Asian slot for the YOG will be at stake in the Kiteboarding Asian Championships in March 2018.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:48Boeing pitch to PH military: Get Apache, stop being ‘pushed around’ in WPS02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games02:14Carpio 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Lack of prep time, Clarkson absence don’t concern Guiao ahead of Kazakhstan duel

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The Philippine men’s basketball team holds practice on the eve of its opening game against Kazakhstan in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOHead coach Yeng Guiao likes the Philippine men’s basketball team’s chances on the eve of the squad’s opening game against Kazakhstan in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.Guiao is confident ahead of the Filipinos’ all-important duel with the dangerous Kazakhs despite having limited preparation time and missing the services of Jordan Clarkson, who was a buzzer-beating inclusion to the team.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “Our team is jelling, the camaraderie is really good and they’re absorbing the system really well. That’s the good news.”Four years ago in the previous Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, the Philippines beat Kazakhstan by two, 67-65.The Kazakhs, however, had the better overall stint as they managed to advance to the knockout stage while the Filipinos ended up in seventh place.The Filipino-American Clarkson will make his PH debut against China on August 21.Guards Stanley Pringle and Paul Lee and Fil-German big man Christian Standhardinger are expected to lead the team.Half of the team are composed of players from Rain or Shine namely Gabe Norwood, Chris Tiu, James Yap, Beau Belga, Raymond Almazan and Maverick Ahanmisi.Big men JP Erram and Asi Taulava complete the team. Clarkson was reinserted in the final 12-man lineup in lieu of TNT swingman Don Trollano.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Guiao also thinks it’s not going to be ideal for Clarkson to play right away after coming off a long flight from Los Angeles.The Philippine team arrived in Indonesia early Monday morning after just holding several days of training in Manila which including one tuneup game against TNT.READ: Guiao pleased as ‘unselfish’ Asiad-bound PH team beats TNT in tuneupBut the PBA champion coach feels the team was able to make the most out of the short time.“Although with the time that we spent together, we’ve made a lot of progress,” said Guiao.ADVERTISEMENT PVL: UP fends off pesky CSB for 3rd win LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew READ: It’s final: Clarkson playing for PH in Asian Games“We feel we have a pretty good game plan against Kazakhstan, we feel we are ready,” said Guiao after wrapping up practice at Gor Lokasari gym Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“The coaching staff has done an excellent job scouting, doing the preparation and doing the mind-setting of the players, and every body is just making a contribution to the effort,” he added.The Philippines plays Kazakhstan at 11 a.m. (Manila time). Clarkson is expected to arrive in Jakarta around the same time the game will be played. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img read more

3 fishermen still missing 5 days later

first_imgCorentyne piracy attackSome five days after a fishing vessel was attacked and its occupants thrown overboard by pirates in theMissing: Dhanpaul RampaulMissing: Dochan SukraCorentyne River, three of the fishermen remain missing.The three missing fishermen – Dochan Sukra, 54, called “Butcher”, of Number 55 Village; Dhanpaul Rampaul, of Number 67 Village; and Munish Churman, 26, called “Boyo”, of Number 60 Village – were thrown overboard in the Corentyne River on Saturday and are still missing while their colleagues and relatives continue tosearch for them.On Friday last, five pirates carried out attacks on three boats in the Corentyne River.During the first attack, the hapless Captain, Seepersaud Persaud, 43, of Corriverton, Berbice, was thrown overboard five miles offshore but was rescued by other fishermen after swimming for three hours. The pirates also threw Hemchand Sookdeo, 45, and the remaining men into the water after beating him. Sookdeo’s body was found by other fishermen as they were pulling up their seine, however; the other three remain missing. The three missing men were tied to anchors and then thrown overboard. Details of what transpired during the attack was related by Persaud who indicated that the four crew members were held captive and led to two other boats to steal their catch.Meanwhile, the five suspects who were arrested on Saturday remain in custody. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam revealed that the Police were successful in obtaining permission to detain the suspects beyond the stipulated 72-hour detention period. However, he had earlier indicated that the Police were facing difficulty implementing charges against the five suspects.Investigators have already obtained a confession statement implicating the five suspects in the attack. One of the suspects, during interrogation, detailed how they placed anchors on three of the fishermen and threw them overboard.On Friday, a team of local Police investigators, led by Deputy Commander Senior Superintendent Errol Watts, left for neighbouring Suriname to meet with their counterparts in relation to the attack. Amsterdam also indicated that a file on the case has been prepared and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.last_img read more

Granger flip-flops on appointment of GECOM Chairman

first_imgPresident David GrangerFormer Attorney General Mohabir Anil NandlallPresident David Granger, during a televised interview on Friday to address concerns that he was overstepping his role in the process of selecting a GECOM Chairman by presenting nominees to be considered for the post, said he foresaw gridlock in the process of selecting six acceptable nominees.He explained that the CCJ had made it clear that it is not altering the Constitution, which states that the Opposition Leader should present a list of six to the President for the selection of the new GECOM Chair, but was moving away from unilateralism in the appointment and towards consensus.“This means that if the President of Guyana has the role to play in the selection of Chairman, the process will be faster, and both sides will be happier at the end of it because we would have agreed during the stage of the (hammering out) process on the appointment of the Chairman. I can only do that if I’m involved,” he posited.President Granger went on to say that he cannot simply sit and wait for the final list to be sent to him, because this is what failed in the past and forced him to resort to the proviso in the Constitution which empowers him to appoint a Chairman if the list submitted by the Leader of the Opposition was not in accordance with the Constitution.“So it’s very important that we pay attention to spirit and the letter of consequential orders (of the CCJ); that is to say, that the President must be given a role, and it means that I have to be involved in the selection of nominees before the (final list of six) nominees comes back to me. It is no longer a one-sided affair. It is no longer unilateral; it is consensual. Both Government and the Opposition have to be involved,” he asserted.“There is no way the removal of the President’s role in the hammering out process of that list could result in an outcome that is consensual and that is acceptable. It would be spurious if the Opposition insists on exclusively or unilaterally crafting that list. The CCJ ruling makes that impossible,” he said.However, former Attorney General Mohabir Anil Nandlall stated, “Something is seriously wrong with the President. The CCJ ruled that the President cannot appoint a person of his own choosing once the Leader of the Opposition submits a list to him. When one strips the engagement between the Leader of the Opposition and the President of their esoteric content, it boils down to the President insisting on appointing someone of his own choosing.”Nandlall further explained that, “The CCJ guidance must be interpreted in a context. That context is Article 161 (2) of the Constitution. That Article mandates for the Leader of the Opposition to submit names to find the “not unacceptability” of the President.“All that the CCJ did was to explain how this objective can be achieved. The CCJ never intended — and simply could not have intended — to invest the President with a power to submit names to the Leader of the Opposition. Any interpretation of the CCJ judgement which lends to that conclusion is an interpretation that is irrational, capricious, whimsical, and absolutely ignorant of the provisions of Article 161 of the Constitution and the intention placed upon it by the CCJ,” the former Attorney General stated.At this stage of the informal process, four names were deemed “not unacceptable” to the President by Granger. However, after Granger’s representatives submitted a list of eight names, the list was “shortlisted” to two names, because not all eight names were “not unacceptable” to the President.However, the Opposition Leader submitted four new names to the President for his consideration, as part of the ongoing informal process.Notably, at his most recent press conference (18th July 2019), in addressing the current process that is ongoing, Jagdeo said both sides are trying to “hammer out” names as part of a process to reach consensus.“We have not changed the Constitution…we have made some progress; we have four already, we will work on two or three more. And we will have no questions of rejection at that point in time of the list,” he declared.The June 18, 2019 ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice made clear that once there is a process of engagement, the President cannot use the proviso to make a unilateral appointment. The ruling said, “[Paragraph 28] Unilateral appointment by the President in keeping with the proviso to Article 161(2) can hardly be an option if the Leader of the Opposition demonstrates a willingness to engage in good faith the process outlined above.”On the smoothness of the engagement between the Parliamentary Opposition and the APNU+AFC Coalition, the Opposition Leader said, “There are a lot of outside players who are trying to influence the process and influence the President not to comply with the Constitution. That is for him to sort out.”Nonetheless, he stressed that the Constitution has not been changed relative to his role in submitting to Granger names which will be considered for appointment of a new GECOM Chairperson.last_img read more

Flyers one win away from Coy Cup birth

first_imgThe Fort St. John Senior Flyers were quick to put behind them Friday night’s NPHL elimination yesterday evening as they welcomed the Whitehorse Huskies to the North Peace Arena for the AA playdowns to determine who goes to Fort Nelson to play in the Coy Cup. The Flyers weren’t the greatest of hosts on the ice as they they took it to the Huskies with ease, winning 8-2.The game was close after 20 minutes as the Flyers led 2-1 but they solidified their position with a solid second period as they scored three times to increase their lead to 5-1.As the third began Fort St. John kept the pressure on as they scored at the mid way point, and added two late goals to go up 8-1. Whitehorse found the back of the net for their second marker to round out the night’s scoring with 2:14 left in the game.- Advertisement -Scoring for the Flyers were Robbie Sidhu, Jeff Fast, Kyle Leahy (2), Rick Cleaver, Jeff Shipton, and Joey Massingham (2).Game two of the series goes this afternoon at the North Peace Arena at 2:30 p.m.last_img read more

Man United drama at Chelsea, Arsenal thriller and Liverpool cup hero – weekend quiz

first_imgThis weekend brings some huge Premier League games and the FA Cup semi-finals to look forward to.As ever, our weekly quiz tests your football knowledge with 10 questions related to the weekend’s matches.Get stuck in to the quiz, below, and tune into talkSPORT this weekend for live coverage.If you’re in the UK, you get live coverage of Chelsea v Manchester United, Manchester City v West Ham and Liverpool v Aston Villa.Outside of the UK, take your pick of Premier League and FA Cup matches!Whoever you support, have a good one and good luck with the quiz…About | Privacy | Terms 1 Man United win at Chelsea in 2012 last_img

Video: Athletic Bilbao players storm Neymar in rainbow flick humiliation

first_imgA sensational piece of skill from Neymar nearly caused a riot as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the Copa del Rey final.The Brazilian, with a flambouyant piece of skill, flicked the ball over the Bilbao defender’s head.After being brought down soon after, Neymar was soon surrounded by Bilbao players, who pushed and shoved the attacker after deeming the incident disrespectful.Barcelona were 3-1 up at the time with five minutes to go.Do you agree with the Bilbao squad, or is Neymar fine to express his talent in anyway he desires?last_img

DONEGAL JOINT PERSON OF YEAR HUGH GREEN PASSES AWAY

first_imgDonegal’s current joint Person of the Year Hugh Green has passed away at his home in New Zealand overnight.Mr Green, a native of Raphoe, became a huge business success since leaving his native Donegal.He became one of New Zealand’s biggest building contractors and owned huge portions of land. Despite becoming a huge success, he never forgot his roots and famously returned to Donegal almost every summer.He also gave kindly to many charitable organisations and recently donated €200,000 to Letterkenny General Hospital for which a fund has been set up in his name.He was also known for his sense of humour.The Sunday Independent one time valued his wealth at €80 million and he called them up to complain telling them he was worth much more than that.  DONEGAL JOINT PERSON OF YEAR HUGH GREEN PASSES AWAY was last modified: July 13th, 2012 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:DIEDHugh GreenNew ZealandRaphoelast_img read more

45 tonnes of waste removed from illegal dump at Brinaleck

first_imgOver 45 tonnes of waste was removed from a scenic site at Brinaleck, Meenaclady in Gaoth Dobhair last week following an intensive clean-up operation by Donegal County Council and local development group Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola. This clean-up operation has been undertaken as part of the national Anti-Dumping Initiative and earlier this year the Glenties Municipal District was awarded €11,000 under this initiative.Michael McGarvey, Director of Service with Donegal County Council acknowledged the great work done by Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola and the Council’s litter management team along with the contractor and the Waste Collector and he believes that Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola and other local community groups play a vital role in maintaining their local areas. After the removal of soil and stone, in excess of 45 tonnes of waste was removed from this site and this was then taken to an authorised waste facility. The site has now been landscaped and boulders have been placed along it to stop flytipping in the future.“Anti-dumping signage has been erected and CCTV signage will be erected in the coming days. This site will be monitored on an ongoing basis and anyone caught dumping rubbish here will be pursued by the Council” says Mr McGarvey.“This type of dumping is a serious blight on our landscape and the work done by local communities and Council staff to clean up these sites is tremendous.  It is still hard to understand how anyone can dump rubbish in such a beautiful place.  The Council is fully committed to pursuing any individual who is caught dumping litter or rubbish in this way.” Treasa Ní Ghallachoir from Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola was delighted to see this clean up taking place and this group has plans to promote the area as an ideal location for walking enthusiasts.“This is such a beautiful location and many visitors who come to experience the Wild Atlantic Way are shocked by this type of dumping.  We are keen to develop walking and hiking opportunities in this area and now that this site has been cleaned up we can continue to implement our own development plans and develop a beautiful walking route through this site.”Donegal County Council would like to remind members of the public that it is an offence to dump rubbish in this way and anyone who is caught littering or dumping rubbish could receive an on the spot fine of €150 or could be fined up to a maximum of €3,000 if convicted in the District Court.You can report illegal dumping by contacting the Council on 074 91 53900 or report it online via www.donegalcoco.ie.45 tonnes of waste removed from illegal dump at Brinaleck was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:BrinaleckDonegal County CouncilGweedoreillegal dumpinglast_img read more

Warriors’ Kevin Durant concedes uncertainty with his right calf injury

first_imgOAKLAND – Usually, Kevin Durant handles on-court adversity by scoring over his opponent or setting up a teammate. Usually, Durant handles on-court criticism by defending himself to reporters or fans on social media.The Warriors’ star does not have an immediate solution to his latest problem, though. What will it take for Durant to heal his strained right calf?“I’m just taking it a second at a time. Every rep we do in the weight room, I try to focus on that rep,” Durant said after practice …last_img