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PH archery team wraps up SEA Games campaign sans gold

first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Wong finally gets gold in wushu for PHs sixth View comments Teen gunned down in Masbate 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as hercenter_img National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Matan and Ortega blew a golden opportunity to secure at least a bronze despite leading their Malaysian counterparts Khairul Anuar Muhammad and Nural Aliya Ghapar, 4-2, in the final set.The two, then, yielded to Vietnam’s Chu Duc Anh and Loc Thi Dao, 2-6, (34-37, 35-33, 36-37, 34-36).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Vietnam got back at us after we beat them in the men’s and women’s team recurve for the bronze last Monday,” noted head coach Clint Sayo.Nicole Marie Tagle, 15, who competed in the individual women’s recurve, bagged the country’s lone silver. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano PH Men’s Archery composed of Earl Benjamin Yap, Joseph Vicencio and Paul Marton Dela Cruz bags the Bronze medal at the 2017 SEA Games in KL, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZThe Philippine archery team had its chances to bring home at least a gold medal but ended up settling for less in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The squad hauled one silver and four bronze medals after Florante Matan and Nicole Ortega were booted out in the semifinals of the mixed doubles event after bowing to Indonesia in a sudden-death shoot-off, 19-16.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marton dela Cruz, meanwhile, gave the Philippines its first medal—a bronze in men’s individual compound before the official opening of the regional meet.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Looming UST-La Salle clash just a regular game for coaches Ayo, Gonzales

first_imgPagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES PBA: TNT rallies from 23 down to beat NorthPort for 3rd straight win La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez during the Green Archers game against the FEU Tamaraws in the first round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournnament. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThe upcoming matchup between University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle on Wednesday seemingly looks like another episode in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.The Green Archers, who are at 2-2, and Growling Tigers, at the bottom at 1-3, wre simply trying to reach the upper echelon in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Gonzales also served Ayo’s assistant coach at La Salle from 2015 when the latter transferred to La Salle after guiding the Knights to the NCAA title.Ayo’s transfer to UST after his second year with the Green Archers paved the way for Gonzales to take the head coach’s chair.“It’s just a regular game, this will be the firs time that I will see my former team in person so that will be interesting,” said Ayo in Filipino Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Gonzales said he respected Ayo’s decision to become the Growling Tigers’ head coach and that his former colleague remains a good friend of his.“We know each other, we’re still friends, we’re close friends and all of this is just part of the job,” said Gonzales.ADVERTISEMENT However, it is the first time in almost four years that Aldin Ayo and Louie Gonzales won’t be sharing a bench.The two have been partners in crime for the last four years, starting as assistant coaches under Glenn Capacio in Kia in the PBA. Together, they moved to Letran in 2015 and steered the Knights to the NCAA crown in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThings, however, will be different come Wednesday when the two face each other for the first time from opposing benches at Mall of Asia Arena but the two gave similar responses saying that it’s just a part of their respective jobs.“I already knew that we will part ways sooner or later, but I respect Aldin’s decision,” said Gonzales, who is now the Green Archers’ head coach, in Filipino Sunday after his team’s 67-61 loss to University of the Philippines. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

LIMPAC, ACBF Complete Women Entrepreneurs Empowerment Programs

first_img(3rd from right) Deputy Minister for Budget, Tanneh Brunson, Veep Howard Taylor posed with other officials.The Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) in collaboration with African Capacity Building Fund (ACBF) with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning has completed a 3-day events for the empowerment of women in agriculture and entrepreneurship.The event included a one-day Policy Advocacy Forum, and two days leadership training for women agriculture cooperatives, and women entrepreneurs.It was held with the objective to promote sustainable agriculture in Africa with women at the forefront through the “Empowerment of Women in Agriculture (EWA)” project.The events are piloted in Liberia, Rwanda, and Malawi, which were held at a resort in Monrovia from September 19, brought together about 150 participants, representing women farmers, leaders of women farmer cooperatives and networks, government, civil society, and research and academic institutions.During the Advocacy forum, challenges affecting women productivity, especially women in agriculture, and entrepreneurship were discussed and the women also provided useful recommendations to help government resolve their problems.Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor lauded LIMPAC and the ACBF Team for organizing the forum.V.P. Taylor then underscored the need for Liberians to prioritize agriculture, because there are tremendous gains from agriculture financially and Liberia is well placed given its abundant fertile soil that is under-utilized.She also called on Liberian women to encourage their children to go back to the soil so that Liberia can be self-sufficient in food-production like Liberia were between 1960, and 1970.V.P. Taylor used the occasion to re-emphasize the need for the government of Liberia to re-operationalize the Agriculture Cooperative Development Bank to address financing challenges of the farmers, especially women in Agriculture.The Deputy Minister for Budget and Development, Tanneh Brunson, on behalf of Minister Samuel D. Tweah, Jr. thanked the ACBF for the continued support to Liberia capacity building initiatives, recounting the ACBF recent support in establishing and ope-rationalizing a econometric forecasting and training laboratory within the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.Madam Brunson praised Liberian Business Women as being dynamic and more likely to be self-employed than men.She underscored that the result of the Liberian Civil War posed a serious challenge to the capacity building of women to enhance their skills in and challenges faced by women as limited financial infrastructure, restricted access to market, insufficient network to support women entrepreneurs, wide gender-gap, high gender segregation, poor access to credit for women, vulnerability to gender-based violence, lack of general representation of women businesses in wide business network like the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, etc.Consequently, Brunson proffered the following recommendations: a comprehensive and sensitive skill enhancement program for women entrepreneurship should be established, flexible business and skills training program should also be established, there should be mechanism for easy access to finance by women, integrated financial literacy training programs should be prioritized, and policymakers should seize the opportunity to address the obstacle that women face in the business arena through legislation and policy reforms.On behalf of the ACBF, Dixon Antwi highlighted the significance of ACBF since its formation in 1991 by African Heads of State.Antwi said that the ACBF has spent about 700 million across the continent on capacity-building since its inception in 1991.Mr. Antwi stated that the essence of the forum and training was to provide opportunities for women and to discuss issues that impact the lives of women in order to evolve effective policies. He acknowledged the role of women and also lauded key actors who made the program to be possible.Specific policy recommendations for consideration by policy makers towards enhancing the role of women farmers and their network would have been fully addressed in Liberia.Key recommendations include, establishment of Women Cooperative Bank and design and implementation of favorable policies for women agriculture and entrepreneurs.On leadership and entrepreneurship for the women in agriculture, the executive director of LIMPAC, Del-Francis Wreh thanked the participants, and asked them to take advantage of the training courses for the benefit of their respective businesses and cooperatives.The training brought together about 125 participants representing more that 40 leaders of women cooperatives, and individual women farmers from thirteen of the fifteen political subdivisions in Liberia.The women had interactive training sessions and were taught various skills in leadership, communications, and, listening.They were also taught marketing and business plan and how to sustain a business. Each of the participants received certificate of participation at the end of two days from LIMPAC and ACBF Teams.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ICT sector will continue to advance in 2018

first_imgThe Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector will continue to advance and evolve with the Government’s commitment to accelerating the country’s assimilation of new technologies in business and daily life.The ICT hub in Bamia, LindenFinance Minister Winston Jordan, during his presentation of the 2018 Budget in the National Assembly on Monday, explained that the Administration’s focus would be on completing the liberalisation process in the telecommunications sector.According to Minister Jordan, the ICT sector has been transforming traditional sectors such as transport, security, health and education.“Government is keen on having the benefits of a competitive ICT industry being passed on to the consumer in the form of improved services, added coverage, and reduced cost. Additionally, we will be working to further develop the requisite infrastructure to support such a transformation. Our interventions, going forward, will be guided by our National ICT Strategy, which will be finalised in 2018,” Minister Jordan outlined.The foundation was laid for the full operationalisation of the Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT) – an ICT finishing school geared to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The building that will house the Centre was completely refurbished and furnished and in 2018, more than 100 students are expected to graduate from the Centre with advanced education in network security. More than $140 million has been allocated to support the CEIT in the new year, the Finance Minister told the National Assembly.It was also noted that capacity building remains a priority for the Administration since innovation was critical to supporting transformative growth.In 2016, “We started nurturing the talent of our local community by hosting events such as Hackathons and CodeSprints. These have been a success, with the eventual winners of the latter developing a practical Agricultural Commodities Trade Exchange that will be employed by the Ministry of Agriculture,” Minister Jordan said.The Finance Minister said that the recently-concluded Hackathon required participants to create a software or mobile application that catered to the management of rates and taxes and reporting for municipalities and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs). While still in the early stages, the Government anticipates the application developed by the winners will be put to good use.last_img read more

Lawmakers debate gaming expansion

first_imgSACRAMENTO – State lawmakers Tuesday opened debate on bills that would launch a massive expansion of casino gambling in California, questioning whether the deals would prove as lucrative to the state as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has promised. Schwarzenegger has struck deals with the state’s most influential Indian tribes, allowing them to install about 22,500 additional slot machines in exchange for the state collecting more than $500 million in casino winnings annually. That revenue is crucial for Schwarzenegger to deliver on his promise to wipe out the state’s chronic budget deficit this year. Unions are among the most vocal critics and used their ties to Democratic lawmakers to block the compacts last year. On Tuesday, labor leaders said the agreements fail to protect workers’ rights and provide few guarantees that the tribes would pay up to the state. Some of the 50 union members at the hearing testified about how they had been discriminated against by Indian casino bosses. “Show me one positive public policy benefit from these compacts,” said Jack Gribbon, California political director for UNITE HERE, a casino and hotel workers’ union. “Tens of thousands of workers will go with no protections, despite the massive profits of the Indian casino industry.” Tuesday’s hearing before the Senate Governmental Organization Committee foreshadowed a difficult road ahead for the tribal deals. Casino expansion has set up a rare clash between two of California’s most powerful interest groups: the state’s tribes, which have donated more than $64 million to political causes since 2004; and labor, which remains a core financial supporter and election-day organizer for members of the Legislature’s Democratic majority. Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, has expressed confidence about the compacts’ chances in the Senate. But key Assembly Democrats say they remain troubled by provisions the unions say are anti-worker. 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

Manchester United and Chelsea targets score stunning strikes in Benfica romp

first_imgPortuguese giants Benfica stormed to a 6-0 victory over Belenenses on Friday night and two players targeted by Premier League teams scored stunning goals.There were also two goals from £12million Fulham flop Konstantinos Mitroglou, who is on loan with Rui Vitoria’s team.But the brilliant efforts from Nicolas Gaitan, once coveted by the Red Devils, and Anderson Talisca, who Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted interest in, were the real highlights.Gaitan’s goal was an excellent move from the left, involving a back-heel one-two, while Talisca blasted home and fierce shot from 30 yards.You can see all the goals from the game above…last_img

Bradford, Ross prepare on college selections

first_imgSAN ANTONIO — The waiting is almost over for Colton High School’s Allen Bradford and Devon Ross of Rancho Cucamonga. They are expected to announce where they will attend college today during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome. The all-star game for high school seniors will be televised on KNBC/Channel 4 on a delayed basis at 11 a.m. During the run up to the Rose Bowl game, it was reported that Bradford, a 6-foot, 224-pound linebacker who led Colton to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I finals, was headed to USC. “I’ve narrowed it down to USC, UCLA, Cal and Oregon,” Bradford said. “Probably more UCLA and USC. I don’t want to leave Southern California. I want my family and friends to be able to see me play.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Ross, a 5-11, 185-pound cornerback, has narrowed his choices to Oklahoma, Nebraska or Washington. Both San Bernardino County players are expected to start for the West in today’s game. center_img 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

MAN LOCKS CUSTOMS OFFICER IN TRUCK DURING STAND-OFF

first_imgA stand-off between a truck-owner and customs officials lasted for almost an hour in Letterkenny this afternoon.A black pick up truck with Northern Ireland plates came onto a garage forecourt followed by the customs officers in two unmarked vehicles.The customs blocked the vehicle in and tried to dip it for a fuel test. The incident took place just before 2pm in the vicinity of Kelly’s of Mountain Top.However the incident, which included the dipping of the suspected vehicle, had nothing to do with Kelly’s of Mountain Top.Customs officers then proceeded to sit in the vehicle where the owner locked him in and refused to let him out.After discussions a recovery truck arrived on the scene and removed the pick-up truck.  MAN LOCKS CUSTOMS OFFICER IN TRUCK DURING STAND-OFF was last modified: February 20th, 2013 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:Customs officerKelly’s of Mountain Toplast_img read more

MICHAELA CAMP COMES TO LETTERKENNY

first_imgJohn McAreavey’s selfie with camp leadersTHE Michaela Camp is coming back to Donegal.The week long summer camp for girls set up in memory of Michaela McAreavey will be in Letterkenny this year after a successful first year in Stranorlar.This year’s camp is at Loreto Convent from July 14 to 18 for girls aged between 11 and 13. The Michaela Foundation Girls’ Summer Camp is based on 5 core values; Faith, Fashion, Fun, Irish and Wellbeing.Jam packed with fun activities, here is a little taster of what Campettes will doing— having parties and “ Rocking the Boat” in Faith, unleashing their creativity and individuality making jewellery and customising bags in Fashion, dancing in Fun, learning their favourite pop songs as gaelige in Irish, zumba dancing and drama in wellbeing! All of this will be topped off by a very special Camp Celebration on Friday!In addition to all of these activities and treats which the girls will be making to bring home, each attendee will also receive a Limited Edition Michaela Foundation Girls’ Summer Camp jersey, unique to Campettes!Michaela Foundation is aiming to deliver more Camps than ever throughout Ireland due to the awe-inspiring success of the previous two years. Michaela Foundation has received very impressive feedback from Campettes about their experience.One Campette said, “Awesome, extraordinary. The best thing I’ve ever done!”Parents noticed the impact too, one parent posted on Facebook “Enrol your young girl – she will love it! Last year my daughter emerged much more mature and thoughtful.”Not to mention the benefits leaders’ obtain from participation, “I benefitted greatly from the camp. I gained friends for life and skills that I can use time and time again.”John McAreavey from Michaela Foundation told Donegal Daily: “We are delighted to be able to spread the camp to 12 venues this summer, including Donegal. “Several camps were full within 12 hours of registration opening this year, which I think shows just how much the Campettes enjoyed it and how much parents valued it last year.“We have a great team of volunteers at our Donegal camp in Letterkenny. They having been putting in lots of hard work to ensure each Campette will have a fun, enriching and memorable week! I would encourage people to sign up soon, as places are going fast.”To sign up to the camp or to find more information, visit www.themichaelafoundation.com Camp costs £50/€60 and runs from 9.15am to 3.45pm, Monday-Friday.The Donegal volunteers on the CampMICHAELA CAMP COMES TO LETTERKENNY was last modified: June 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalletterkennyMichaela foundationsummer camplast_img read more

Knabe to voice concerns on threat of epidemic

first_imgWhittier area county Supervisor Don Knabe on Monday said he will ask the county’s top health officials whether the county is prepared in the event of a flu epidemic. “The threat of a virus epidemic hitting Los Angeles County is just as much a threat to our homeland security as protecting our infrastructure from terrorism is,” said Knabe, whose Fourth District includes Whittier, La Mirada and La Habra Heights. Knabe will raise those concerns at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting, saying he’ll introduce a motion asking if the county is prepared to respond to a possible epidemic. Previously, top county health leaders and UCLA public health experts have expressed doubts that the county is fully prepared, according to a news release from Knabe. 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Knabe’s motion calls for answers on whether the county is indeed prepared and directs efforts to protect the general population should the bird flu reach the region. “Being unprepared for a health crisis can have disastrous results on a community,” the supervisor said. “We saw this first-hand during Hurricane Katrina, and we must do everything we can to prevent a similar situation from happening in our community.”last_img read more