Pablo rallies for volleyball national team selection: ‘They deserved to be chosen’

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pablo, though, is still part of the national pool and can still have a chance to represent the Philippines in the future tournaments.Mary Joy Baron, who made the final cut,  took a different approach in addressing those who spewed negativity towards the lineup.READ: ‘Best of the best’ of PH volleyball assembled for Asian GamesBaron posted an Instagram story telling people to stop bashing the national team.“Some people are only good at bashing,” posted Baron. “Hey, we don’ know the sacrifices they have to put to get there. It takes a lot of time and effort to be good at something. If you’re not supporting just don’t talk too much like you know everything.”ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Amid the differing opinion over the final lineup of the Philippine women’s national volleyball team, there was one central figure who asked for support.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Coach Jimmy Alapag and other PBA players head Alab Clinic in SMDC Grass Residences Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Pocari Sweat’s Myla Pablo, who didn’t make it to 12-woman lineup that will travel to Indonesia for the 2018 Asian Games, simply asked for the people’s support for the national team.“Guys, let’s just support whoever were the 14 that were chosen for the national team,” tweeted Pablo in Filipino. “Let’s stop the bashing. They were deserved to be chosen. Let’s just be happy for them or give them our support.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: Maraño, Valdez, Santiago lead final roster for PH women’s volleyball teamSome fans on social media are arguing that Pablo deserves a spot in the final roster. 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 View commentslast_img read more

I salute GPF for implementing Operation Safe Roads

first_imgDear Editor,Whenever human lives and limbs are in constant peril on our roads, as is the present situation in Guyana, the Guyana Police Force, working in tandem with other stakeholders including Magistrates and Judges, shall take holistic and extraordinary measures to bring the sad state of affairs under control.However, in doing so their actions must fit nicely within the ambit of the law in order to avoid trampling on the rights of citizens.Flashback! When New York Mayor Rudy William Luis Giuliani and Chief of Police Robert Larry Bratton conducted their CompStat brand of policing with a zero-tolerance bias, crime was reduced to an unprecedented level. On the flip side of things, the city paid out more money than any other period of time to citizens who filed litigations and lawsuits against the city for infringing their basic human rights.Fast-forward! In relation to the current unacceptable traffic lawlessness, the police launched Operation Safe Roads in an effort to bring back sanity to our roadways. Among other tactics, they recently targeted a minibus driver and a conductor who were seen in a video that went viral committing numerous unbelievable breaches of the traffic laws that endangered their lives and that of other road users.According to a daily newspaper, the men – Trevor Bobb-Semple, the minibus driver and his conductor Jermaine Waldron – were charged and appeared before Magistrate Fabaya Azore at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court. The conductor pleaded guilty to the charges of failing to ensure passengers’ safety and being an untidy conductor. He was fined $40,000.The driver was charged with the following offences: driving a tinted motor vehicle, being an untidy driver, failing to have control of the motor vehicle, breach of conduct of road service licence and dangerous driving. According to the newspaper article, the driver pleaded not guilty to the charges and was placed on $100,000 bail. Believe it or not, the Magistrate suspended the driver’s licence pending the determination of the cases. Let me be pellucid. I hold no brief for the driver, but I perused the laws of Guyana. I did not find any law that empowered the Magistrate to suspend the driver’s licence. Please edify me if I missed the law. Is it that the reporter incorrectly posited that the Magistrate suspended the licence of the driver of the motor vehicle? I have not seen or heard any retraction in the media about the suspension of the driver’s licence.My layman’s knowledge is that a Magistrate has the power to suspend the driver’s licence of a person charged with causing death by dangerous driving pending the determination of the charge but not for dangerous driving or the other charges alluded to. If the Magistrate had, in fact, suspended the driver’s licence that act was a grave miscarriage of justice.The charges of causing death by dangerous driving and dangerous driving are miles apart. They are far apart as Imbotero on the northern tip of Guyana is from Aishalton on the deep south and Orealla on the east is from Kaikan on the west.I salute the police for implementing Operation Safe Roads to bring back sanity on our roads. I have not yet seen their plan of action, but persons with vast experience in traffic management who l have had conservations with on the plan inform me that it will bear fruits as green shoots are already emerging. I trust their judgement. I, however, hasten to let the law enforcement officers and their stakeholders be aware that as they enforce, enforce, enforce with zero tolerance the rule of law and the rules of engagement must prevail. This will prevent them from taking precipitative and ill-advised actions.To do otherwise will open the floodgates for law enforcement officers to commit serious breaches of the citizens’ human rights. I trust the police to be professional.Best wishes to the police for a successful Operation Safe Roads.Yours respectfully,Clinton ConwayAssistant Commissionerof Police (Retired)last_img read more

Local Athlete wins International Mountain Running Race

first_imgNicki Haugan of Fort St. John has just won the Gore-Tex Transalpine Run.The run is held over 8 days and goes from Germany to the final destination of Italy. In total the entire event is 300km in length and has a total of over 14,200 meters of climbing.Team Canada that feature Nicki Haugan also included her teammate of Tracy Garneau. The two women finished the race with a total time of 37 hours and 12 minutes. The next closest team was 30 minutes behind the pair.- Advertisement -Team Canada was participating in their first mountain trail running race and claimed the number one spot in a number of the 8 stages.For more on the pair visit www.2girlsracing.comlast_img

Charlton in talks to sign Ligue 1 midfielder on loan

first_img Lorient midfielder Alain Traore Charlton are in talks to sign Lorient midfielder Alain Traore.According to reports in France, the Championship side are hopeful of concluding a loan deal for the 25-year-old, who has made 35 Ligue 1 appearances since arriving from Auxerre in 2012.It has been suggested that the deal is close to being agreed and the playmaker is keen to move to London, where his family are already based. 1last_img

Gor, H. Stars to contest for SOYA award

first_imgTo make the shortlist of top five, K’Ogalo retained the KPL title with six matches to spare as well as going ahead to make history by reaching the CAF Confederation Cup group stage where they were a point away to qualifying to the quarter finals.They finished third in the group behind Algeria’s USM Alger, Rwanda’s Rayon Sport and Tanzanian side Yanga.Gor, the 2015 men’s team of the year, also defended the regional Super Cup that featured eight teams from Kenya and Tanzania, beating Simba SC 2-0 in the final to earn a ticket to play Everton in an international friendly match.They had kicked-off the year with winning the season curtain raiser KPL Super Cup, edging out eternal rivals AFC Leopards 1-0. At the CECAFA Kagame Cup, Gor finished third.Harambee Stars on the other hand highlighted their achievements of the year by breaking a 15-year jinx to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Stars had a fine campaign that saw them shock Ghana 1-0 at Kasarani, holding Ethiopia 0-0 away before handing them a 3-0 beating at home.Harambee Stars players celebrating after netting the second goal thanks to Eric JohanaStars played eight matches in 2018, winning five, drawing one and losing two.Apart from AFCON Qualifiers, they won 2-1 against New Zealand, 4-1 against Chinese Taipei, Malawi 1-0 in friendly matches while losing 3-0 and 2-0 to India.The Davis Cup team had a successful year as well after surprising regional bigwigs to qualify for Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2019 following their Group III tournament victory in Nairobi.Kenya broke the jinx to end their exile from Group II with top class performance taking advantage of their home supporters to force their way to the top.Team Kenya beat top seed Benin 2-1 after Sheil Kotecha secured a 6-4, 6-4 win over Delmas N’tcha but saw Benin’s Alexis Klegou defeat Kenya’s Ismael Changawa 7-6, 6-4.The match had to be settled in the doubles in which Changawa teamed up with Ibrahim Kibet to overcome Felix Hounkpevi and Klegou 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. It was first time Kenya was hosting the Davis Cup since 2002.Kanbis won the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association Super Division 50 over Championships unbeaten to make it their 16th title in the domestic competition.The KANBIS Sports team will be out to emulate the Kenya U19 Cricket team who won 2017 men’s team after having a fine season. They won the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association Super Division 50 over Championships unbeaten to make it their 16th title in the domestic competition.The team that is based at Eastleigh High School in Nairobi, also went ahead to clinch the annual Twenty20 championships.Making the final list is the Kenya Deaf Handball Team that participated in 2nd World Deaf Handball championship In Caxias Do sul Brazil in July where they finished 5th overall out of 8, and tops in Africa.They beat Ghana 10-0 but lost 31-15 and 24-14 to Turkey and Brazil respectively to finish 3rd in their pool as the top two advanced to the semifinals. Kenya dropped to the classification matches where they beat Cameroon and Ecuador (24-20, 32-6) to finish 5th.The SOYA gala which has been co-sponsored by Mombasa County, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Communication Authority (CA), Kenya Pipeline, Kenya Power, LapFund, New KCC, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), GOTv and Protel Studios will be held at Fort Jesus, the first time the gala night event to be held outside the capital city.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava receives the 2018 Kenyan Premier League title from former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 – Record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia leads the nominations for the men’s team of the year for the 2018 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) that will be marking its 15th edition in Mombasa County on January 11.Gor, who defended the top flight league title to win their 17th trophy, will battle it out with the national men’s football team Harambee Stars, Davis Cup Tennis team, KANBIS Cricket Sports Club and the Kenya Deaf Handball team in the men’s category.last_img read more

Father shot dead in B.P.

first_imgLos Angeles County sheriff’s detectives do not believe the shooting was gang-related and did not know if Garcia was specifically targeted. Authorities say some witnesses saw a dark-colored sport utility vehicle or pickup truck speeding away from the scene after the shooting. But detectives had no leads Tuesday. “We don’t know what this was about,” said David Coleman, a lieutenant with the sheriff’s homicide bureau. “There were no witnesses. No one heard anything. We have no idea whatsoever what occurred.” Family members said Garcia – who had his own apartment – had come over Monday evening to drop off some laundry, visit with his mother and have dinner. “He was here like every day,” said Jessica Garcia, Oscar Garcia’s sister. “After my mom fed him (on Monday), he walked out of the driveway and we heard the gunshots. That was the last we heard of him.” Jessica Garcia ran outside and to aid her brother, but when she got there, he was already dead. Robert Esquivel, who lives across the street from where Oscar Garcia was shot, said he heard the gunfire. “Yeah, I heard the shots, but that is pretty normal around here,” he said. Esquivel, who works graveyard shifts, tried to go back to sleep, but then heard helicopters circling the area. “I came outside and there was the ambulance and the body bag,” Esquivel said. On Tuesday, at the site where Garcia died, a small memorial had been set up with flowers and candles. A crowd of relatives and friends of the man – who recently became a father – gathered at the memorial to remember him. Neighbors described Oscar Garcia as a “good guy,” who was warm, kind and always smiling. Friends say he graduated from Sierra Vista High School last year. “We just can’t believe it,” Jessica Garcia said, adding that her brother was excited about being a new father. He has a 4-month-old son. While some residents described the area as usually quiet and safe, others said that in recent years the neighborhood has been plagued with crime. Esquivel said that since moving into the neighborhood a month ago, he’s heard shots fired at least every other day. “I can’t draw any conclusions about a trend or otherwise,” Coleman said. Oscar Garcia’s death marks the third homicide in Baldwin Park in less than two weeks. On Nov. 14, Pedro “Pepe” Estrada, 40, and his son, Luis Estrada, 14, were shot to death in front of their Downing Avenue home – in a neighborhood just a few miles from where Oscar Garcia died. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Shooting in Baldwin Park • Video: Shooting in Baldwin ParkView Larger Map BALDWIN PARK – Authorities are searching for the people who gunned down a 19-year-old father Monday night while he was visiting family, officials said. Oscar Garcia of West Covina was walking to his car from his parents’ home about 8 p.m. in the 13100 block of Waco Street when he was shot in the torso, authorities said. Garcia died at the scene. last_img read more

Palmdale airport backers see the plane as half full

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe slow start to the service highlights the continuing challenges for officials trying to regionalize air travel and ease a growing strain on LAX. United spokesman Jeff Kovick declined to comment specifically about the Palmdale market, but noted there’s a “transition period” to inform customers about a new service. “Generally speaking, we are flying where we believe our customers want to go and where we can profitably offer service,” Kovick said. The numbers haven’t discouraged officials with Los Angeles World Airports, which owns and operates the Palmdale facility as well as LAX and airports in Ontario and Van Nuys. “We feel that the new service and new airport is performing within our expectations,” said Paul Haney, LAWA deputy executive director. “Certainly the air service is getting very favorable reviews from travelers. They are happy because it keeps them off the freeway.” United Airlines’ twice-daily service between Palmdale and San Francisco has won over John Smith, who operates a Lancaster-based travel agency. He has been booking San Francisco tour packages for customers, and no longer has to make the arduous drive to Los Angeles International Airport to pick up out-of-town staffers who come to Lancaster for meetings and training. “It’s only 10 minutes to go to the airport. You don’t have to be there two hours before takeoff,” Smith said. “You can pull in 20 minutes before takeoff, park for free, walk in and get on the airplane and go.” Despite Smith’s glowing review, the 50-seat jets out of L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport have been only about one-third full since the service launched six months ago. In all, the airport has served about 10,000 passengers. LAWA forecasts that Palmdale’s passenger traffic will continue to climb and hopes to have 50 percent of the airline seats filled by June, Haney said. The goal then will be to have airline operations break even at the 18-month mark, he added. The service debuted June 7 with much fanfare and is supported by a $4.6 million incentive package put together by LAWA, the city of Palmdale and others, with about $2 million for underwriting losses incurred providing the service. Palmdale is seen as playing a key role in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s regional airport strategy to spread Southern California’s air traffic from LAX to other facilities. LAX handles 61 million passengers a year, and Los Angeles city officials have agreed to cap airport traffic at 78 million annually even as aviation demand is expected to double in the next 20 to 30 years. United’s current traffic out of Palmdale is a mix of business and leisure travel, with about 40 percent making San Francisco their final destination and about 60 percent going on to other locations, Haney said. Passengers are primarily people who either live or work in the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita and the surrounding High Desert area, Haney said. “Obviously in the Antelope Valley, there’s a significant government/military market, and we are very pleased that we are capturing that market with some discount government fares,” he said. 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


first_imgSeveral parts of Donegal have been affected by power outages tonight following a thunder and lightning storm.Seventeen premises are without power in the Srathmairtin area of Derrybeg, while 46 premises have no supply in the Lettermacaward area.In the Creeslough area 160 premise are without power since before 9pm. ESB crews are on location and hope to have power restored in the Derrybeg and Lettermacaward areas just before midnight, and in the Cresslough area shortly after midnight.Large hail showers in the Rosses and Gweedore areas tonight have left some roads white in several areas.And with temperatures plunging towards -3 in some places, Donegal County Council has warned motorists to be careful.LIGHTNING STORM CAUSES POWER OUTAGES ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: December 16th, 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:donegalpower outageslast_img read more

DD Fitness: Tips for sticking to your diet

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s fitness columnist, Emmet Rushe, owner and operator of Rushe Fitness, shares a few ‘handy’ tips on how to keep your diet in check.This week, I am going to give you some handy tips that I have picked up from the guys at Precision Nutrition.I am a Certified Nutrition coach with them and the information they provide is easy to follow, but very effective for setting up good habits that will help you to achieve your goals. When added into your daily routine, these tips can be adhered to very easily.Your diet should be something that comes easy to you and is sustainable over a long period of time. I have used the tips below with hundreds of clients and have had great success with them.I have a full 10 part course that goes into more detail on this when you sign up to my email list on my website, it is completely free and you also get a 40 page fat burning recipe book as a bonus. The link is at the bottom of the page. 1. Using a food diary:A simple food diary can prevent you from taking in excess calories from seemingly innocent sources, such as sugary drinks cereal bars.Writing down everything that you eat and drink, means that you are holding yourself accountable for your actions. It can prevent you from making mistakes. If you are training with a friend, swap diaries once a week and hold each other accountable.2. Portion Control:Your hand is your very own customized meal planner. If you are small and have small hands you will eat smaller portions and if you are tall and have large hands you will eat larger portions.At each meal you should be getting in a portion of protein, a portion of carbohydrates and a portion of fibrous vegetables.> Protein (Chicken, beef, fish)You should use the size of an open palm and should roughly be the thickness of your thumb.> Carbs. (Potato, sweet potato, rice)You should use the same size as a cupped hand. > Vegetables (Any vegetables, but green is best)You should use the size of a closed fist.> For extra fats if needed, such as oils and butter for cooking, or nuts for snacking on, you will use the length and thickness of your thumb, from tip to the large knuckle.3. Snack on high protein/low calorie foods:A small snack of fruit and nuts mid-morning and mid-afternoon has been shown to be effective in weight loss and can keep hunger at bay for longer.An apple and a portion of almonds is a perfect snack providing that you keep the nut portions small enough. Protein bars like Quest, Fulfil and Carb Killas are great ways to snack in order to get protein with the majority of the carbohydrates coming from dietary fibre.Greek yoghurt is another great snack, add in a small handful of berries and you are sorted. This simple yet effective way of snacking, also allows you to always have something at hand that you can have if you are caught out and miss a meal.Use the 90% rule:The 90% rule allows you to be consistent with something but to have some leeway throughout the week as well. An example of this is that if you planned to eat 4 meals per day 7 days per week that is 28 meals, 90% of this would give 25, and this allows 3 free meals throughout the week. Think business lunch, family celebration or wedding etc.These are very simple, but very effective ways to create structure to your weight loss goals.P.S; Keep an eye out next week for information on how you can get ready for the Christmas party season from the comfort of your own home.#TrainSmartIf you have any other questions or concerns you would like me to cover, please message me on Facebook or if you prefer to find out a bit about me and what I offer you can find out more at my website.DD Fitness: Tips for sticking to your diet was last modified: October 30th, 2016 by Emmet RusheShare 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:dd fitnessdietemmet rushefoodHealthyTipsweight losslast_img read more

Roy Hodgson: Capoue lucky to avoid red card for Zaha challenge

first_img 3 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Roy Hodgson believes Etienne Capoue was lucky to avoid a red card for his challenge on Wilfried Zaha in the early stages of Watford’s history-making defeat of Crystal Palace.Capoue, the midfielder, helped the Hornets continue their 100 per cent start to the season, setting up the opening goal as the Vicarage Road outfit won their first three matches in a top flight campaign for the first time in their history. possible standings Most read in Premier League How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? gameday cracker smart causal SORRY revealed predicted Roberto Pereyra scored his third goal of the season to help Watford move joint-top of the Premier League “But he got over it, and towards the end he was playing much better.”Palace pressed for an equaliser after Zaha made it 2-1 with just over 10 minutes remaining, and Joel Ward, the defender, sent a free header wide from just yards out in the sixth minute of injury time.He really should have scored to pull the tie level, and Hodgson feels the Eagles would have grabbed a deserved equaliser if the match had continued for slightly longer.He continued: “As I say, if the game had gone on for another five or 10 minutes I think we might well have got that equaliser, and, had we done so, I don’t think anyone would have really complained. Hodgson, the Palace manager, believes the challenge did affect his key player, and the former England manager told talkSPORT Capoue was lucky to avoid a red card for his tackle.“I think the challenge in the first-half affected him [Zaha] a little bit more than I realised,” Hodgson said. “It was a booking, but having seen it again on TV and everyone telling me about it I think the player, Capoue, was quite lucky there to not get a more serious sanction.“I suppose when you have that type of scrape down the back of your leg it puts a few doubts in your mind for a while. Capoue was lucky to escape with only a yellow card center_img whoops However, the 30-year-old was lucky to still be on the pitch when he set Roberto Pereyra up for that 53rd minute strike, having been cautioned by referee Anthony Taylor just four minutes after kick-off for a poor challenge on Zaha, the Palace forward.Capoue appeared to rake his studs down the back of Zaha’s leg, with Graeme Souness saying at half-time the referee ‘either bottled it [the decision] or doesn’t understand football’.Zaha appeared to be shaken by the tackle, with the 25-year-old doing little throughout the match until he popped up 12 minutes from time to halve the deficit with a finely taken solo goal. tense Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 3 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City silverware How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings “To go away with a point after our performance would not have been anything we need to apologise for.” latest 3 Ward had a fantastic opportunity to secure Palace a share of the spoils Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more