Grueling flight worth it for Syquia after winning gold

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Rhezie Aragon cops silver in taekwondo MOST READ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Already, Syquia is being eyed to represent the Philippines in the Asian Games next year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES 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) READ: Syquia wins PH’s 23rd gold, rules equestrian show jumpTeam manager Daniella Virata said the horse may have travelled 36 hours.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’“Imagine what the horse went through, standing on the pallet all those hours,” said Virata.But Syquia remained cool through it all, “he was smiling and sharing the same personality as Adventure, they really jibed together,” she said. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Colin Syquia of the Philippines. Photo taken from the official Twitter account of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games @KL2017KUALA LUMPUR — John Colin Syquia was already rethinking his decision of competing in the Southeast Asian Games because of a long flight from Florida.His mount Adventure L took the flight from Florida to New York to Amsterdam, Netherlands to Baku, Azerbaijan before coming here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Unemployed man charged for unlawful wounding

first_imgTwenty-one-year-old Chanderpaul Persaud, of Queenstown Village, Essequibo Coast, was on Wednesday granted ,000 bail for unlawful wounding. He made his first appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court.The unemployed man pleaded guilty with explanation, owing to his explanation, the Magistrate entered a not guilty plea.According to the prosecution’s case, on September 28, 2016 at Queenstown, Essequibo Coast, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Davon Washington.The case will continue on October 19.last_img read more

Margibi Legislative Caucus Donates 250 PPEs to County Ebola Taskforce

first_imgThe Margibi County Legislative Caucus has donated 250 pieces of  Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the County Ebola Taskforce,  valued at over US$11,000.Presenting the donated materials, the county caucus Chairman, James Emmanuel Nuquay, said the gesture is intended to help augment the ongoing fight against the Epidemic.The distribution of the items had been earlier  announced but there was some delay in the process of arrival, due to what he termed as the lack of direct transport of the materials to Liberia. The materials were procured from the United States of America.He said the materials would be a help to health workers and the people of Margibi.Even though the supply of the PPEs would appear to be low considering the  needs for more and for other medical equipment and drugs, Mr. Nuquay gave assurance that the caucus is lobbying with relevant actors both in government and elsewhere  to provide more medical equipment and drugs to the county health system.The donation was made recently in the conference hall of the Margibi County Superintendent, during a regular county taskforce meeting in Kakata.Receiving the donated items, the county task force head, Supt. John Buway, lauded the gesture and assured the caucus  that material given would be used for purpose intended.According to Supt. Buway, the materials will be handed over to the county health team.Mr. Buway said the construction of Ebola Treatment Center was ongoing and that Save the Children is initiating the construction exercise. He expected the work to be completed in the next one to two weeks.The construction of the treatment center is being carried out around the county’s 20 bed room guest house in the Gbofella community in Kakata. The 20 bed room guest house will also be used to host medical personnel that will be catering to the center.Commenting on the management of the center, Supt. Buway told the county caucus that the county needs financial and material support to enure that health workers and other technicians who will be assigned to the center are adequately catered for.Supt. Buway advanced that the government only referral hospital, C.H. Rennie, cannot operate without the Ebola Treatment Center.  For this reason, the hospital is not providing the needed medical services to citizens in the county.  Speaking further, the co-chair of the Margibi County Incident Management Team, Joseph Korhene, expressed his sincere gratitude to the county legislative caucus for the donations and assured them that the materials would be properly used for the intended purpose.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Exxon-contracted vessel resumes work

first_imgVenezuelan military aggression– to conduct 3, 4D surveys in southern Stabroek BlockAfter a harrowing encounter last year with the Venezuelan Navy, during which attempts were made to board it while it was carrying out seismic tests, Norwegian vessel Ramform Tethys has recommenced its seismic operations in the Stabroek Block on Exxon’s behalf.According to a notice from the Maritime Administration Department, this work would have commenced over the weekend. The department noted that the 3 and 4D survey would take place in the Southern portion of the Stabroek Block.It is understood that the survey will conclude on April 12 of 2019. Besides the Ramform Tethys, two other vessels will take part in the operation. These vesselsThe Ramform Tethysare the Thor Magni and the Delta Monarch.According to the notice, these vessels will cover approximately 1,240 square kilometres of ocean in their data collection. While providing coordinates for the areas they would work, MARAD also warned local vessels to give these Norwegian vessels their space.“These vessels will be displaying the international signal for such activities,” the notice stated. “All mariners are requested to maintain a wide berth of these vessels and to navigate with caution when in the vicinity.”The Ramform Tethys is owned by Norwegian company Petroleum Geo Services, which was contracted by Exxon to do seismic tests in the block. The ship was reportedly forced to pack up shop and leave the area on December 22 when the Venezuelan Navy intercepted and tried to land a helicopter on its deck.On December 22, ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary announced it was suspending the 3-D seismic tests it started only a month ago in Guyana’s Stabroek Block after the appearance and approach of the Venezuelan Navy caused the vessel to pack up shop and vacate the area.The incident came at a time when Guyana has an ongoing territorial integrity caseThe coordinates supplied by MARADwith Venezuela. Since Guyana submitted its memorial on Jurisdiction to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last year, a date was in turn set for the Venezuelan Government to submit its own counter memorial.This was revealed during the 2019 budget debates by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge. According to the Minister, April 18, 2019 has been set for Venezuela to submit its counter memorial.When US oil giant ExxonMobil announced the first of multiple oil finds in local waters in 2015, Venezuela renewed its claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory. Venezuela has been against oil exploration in Guyana’s Stabroek Block, where multiple oil deposits were found by ExxonMobil, and has since renewed claims to the Essequibo region.On January 30, 2018, Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, concluded the Good Offices Process – which the parties had engaged in for almost 30 years, but did not achieve a resolution to the controversy – and chose the ICJ as the next means of settlement, for which Guyana had long been advocating.last_img read more

Coach receives show of support

first_imgBut district officials said they cannot divulge details about Ancich’s employment because personnel matters are considered confidential by state law, board President Leighton Anderson said at the meeting. “And that’s a problem because it keeps us from speaking in perfect candor on what you’d like for us to talk about,” Anderson added. “But no one has made any decision, the board has not taken any action with regard to the head football coach,” he said. “The coach is still the coach, and nothing has happened to change that.” But it did little to assuage Ancich’s supporters, who used the meeting’s public comments period to sing his praises for rallying the football program, building school spirit and student character, and emphasizing the importance of academics over athletics. Dusan Ancich is the son of legendary St. Paul High School coach Marijon Ancich, who is the state’s winningest high school football coach. He retired following the 2006 season. Dusan Ancich served as an assistant on his father’s staff at St. Paul High in Santa Fe Springs before becoming Cal High’s coach in 2004. WHITTIER – Nearly 200 students, parents and supporters of California High School football coach Dusan Ancich showed up in force at the Whittier Union High School District board meeting Tuesday, making impassioned pleas for trustees to keep Ancich on as coach for the Condors’ varsity team. Supporters say they fear he’s being squeezed out of his job for a host of reasons, ranging from allegations last fall of illegal recruiting tactics and the hiring and firing of a former assistant coach. Ancich declined to comment. The speculation was enough to prompt parents and students to hold rallies in support of Ancich over the past couple of weeks, including one Tuesday in front of Cal High after classes were dismissed. One mother spoke of how Dusan Ancich became a father figure for her two boys when her husband died last year. Marta Palos presented the board with a 900-signature petition in support of Ancich, and then told the elected panel, “This is something that will not be easily forgotten if we’re disregarded.” Graduating senior James McCrory said when Ancich first began as coach three years ago, “nobody had any school spirit.” “But now, if you go to school on Friday nights, everyone is there,” he added. “And that’s because of Coach Ancich and the things he’s done at this school.” Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson said she appreciated “the sincerity of the concerns voiced by the parents and students. This is a very trying and upsetting situation and the proliferation of rumors has heightened the emotions and misinformation.” But laws designed to protect employees prohibit the district from disclosing personnel information. “I can only relay that no action has been taken, \ the district is following procedures and practices that have well served our schools, the students and their families.” (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051 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

Dry winter has firefighters preparing for blazes

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The scene looks as beautiful and stirring as a landscape painting, with a majestic tree standing alone in a clearing and oak-covered hills veiled by hazy light. But because of dry conditions, this idyllic land between a Santa Clarita Valley church and the wildland border is more than just pretty. It’s also about ready to burn. The Santa Clarita Valley has seen just 4.34inches of rain since the rain season began Oct.1. The area’s annual average is 18inches. The result is high fire danger. The brittle sagebrush along the edge of a clearing around the church property has died, making it potential tinder for a wildfire. There’s much more of the dead brush than there is live, green growth, and little moisture to slow down a fire. “This is stuff that obviously hasn’t had a chance to grow back,” fire inspector Jason Hurd said as he held brittle branches. “The big thing is, if you just grab it, it breaks off in your hand.” As the oak trees just past the dead sagebrush begin to dry out later in the year, they will also become potential wildfire fuel, said Hurd, who covers the Santa Clarita Valley for the county Fire Department. Wildland drying out is part of an annual cycle in Southern California. But it’s all happening so much earlier this year because of a lack of rain. Last year’s rainfall also was below average. “Normally, this time of year we see the hills turning green, and we’re usually giving out sandbags and preparing for rain,” Hurd said. But instead of mobilizing for potential floods and swift-water rescues, firefighters are racking up overtime to staff wildfire “strike teams,” with every red-flag warning that goes out. A strike team is made up of five engine companies and a battalion chief. “We want to make sure we’re not behind the eight ball; we want to have the extra resources there,” said Inspector Ron Haralson of the county Fire Department. Since Dec. 1, the National Weather Service has already issued seven red-flag warnings for the county. Rainfall has been a fraction of its normal levels throughout the county. Downtown Los Angeles would normally have 12.6inches of rain from July1 until now, according to the National Weather Service. But in the past year, the area has had only 2.4inches of rain in that time period. Palmdale is just as dry, with 0.65inches of rain falling since July1, while the normal rainfall amount would be 6.2inches, according to the National Weather Service. “We were much closer to normal (rainfall) last year,” said Bonnie Bartling, weather specialist with the National Weather Service. “This year, we’re much further away.” A wildfire that started March11 in Anaheim Hills burned more than 2,000 acres, while on Monday another fire in Griffith Park burned 8.7acres. The Santa Clarita Valley could soon see similar flare-ups. “Basically, anywhere in the Santa Clarita Valley (has) potential for significant fire hazard,” Hurd said. The Santa Clarita Valley normally has 54 firefighters, but now it has 23 additional firefighters to address the wildfire threat, he said. Along with Malibu and Agoura Hills, the Santa Clarita Valley is normally one of the areas the Fire Department sends strike teams to during red-flag warnings. A strike team could be housed at a fire station, or in areas near potential flashpoints. In the Angeles National Forest, the chamise brush that is monitored is dryer than normal, National Forest Service spokesman Stanton Florea said. While last year about 85percent of the plant weight consisted of water, that has decreased to about 70percent this year, he said. Fire officials urged property owners to clear brush around structures, and prune trees so a fire cannot easily jump from the ground to branches. “We’re going to have fires right now that are going to move in the grasses that have died, the light, flashy fuels,” Hurd said. (661) 257-5253160Want 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

Five things we learned in the Premier League

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea defender David Luiz (right) celebrates his goal against Manchester City © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 9 – Chelsea’s victory against Manchester City was a potentially pivotal moment in the Premier League as Liverpool climbed to the top of the table and the other contenders were infused with hope.Jurgen Klopp’s team are now the only unbeaten team in the English top flight after their 4-0 demolition of Bournemouth, courtesy of a Mohamed Salah hat-trick. Tottenham made it 12 wins out of 16 to remain in third place, while Chelsea’s 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge kept them fourth.Arsenal, in fifth spot, won 1-0 at home against Huddersfield while Manchester United took their place in the top six courtesy of a 4-1 romp at home.Here are five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend:Salah back in the grooveMohamed Salah started his season slowly — leading to inevitable questions about whether last season had been a flash in the pan.Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah holds the match ball after scoring a hat-trick against Bournemouth © AFP / Glyn KIRKBut his hat-trick against Bournemouth on Saturday takes his Premier League tally to 10 for the campaign — and the manner of his third goal in particular suggested his confidence is sky-high.The Egypt forward, who scored 44 goals in all competitions last season, dribbled past Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic twice before finishing coolly to put the gloss on an impressive Liverpool performance.“Whatever you do in a football game, you need someone to finish it off,” said Klopp. “What Mo did around his two goals in the second half was just exceptional. I don’t know at the moment a lot of players who would have scored these two goals.”Striker-less Man City not invincibleAs Pep Guardiola predicted, Manchester City are not invincible. Chelsea rode their luck in the first half before emerging 2-0 victors at Stamford Bridge.Sergio Aguero is Manchester City’s top scorer this season © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKCity now find themselves behind Liverpool in the title race despite being in imperious form for most of the season so far.However, for all their much-vaunted strength in depth, City appeared to miss injured top scorer Sergio Aguero against Chelsea.Guardiola left his only other natural striker, Gabriel Jesus, on the bench and City failed to take their chances despite dominating the first half.Aguero is expected to return soon, but City’s dependence on a 30-year-old with a history of injury problems offers Liverpool and the chasing pack hope.Sarri challenges playersGoing into their match against Manchester City, Chelsea had lost two out of three Premier League games after a bright start to the season and the players had incurred the wrath of Maurizio Sarri.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has challenged his players to up their game against smaller teams © IKIMAGES/AFP/File / Ian KINGTONNow the Italian manager has challenged his players to follow up their win against City with a top performance against Brighton.“We have a team with some difficulties to be motivated,” he said. “In this kind of match (against City) it’s very easy to have great motivation, determination, the right level of aggression.”“We need to play with this level of determination, with the right aggression in the other matches,” he added. “Otherwise it’s useless.”Spurs cope without KaneMauricio Pochettino’s decision to leave Harry Kane out of Tottenham’s starting line-up at Leicester underlined just how important victory at Barcelona and progress to the Champions League last 16 is for the Spurs boss.Tottenham striker Harry Kane came on as a second-half substitute against Leicester © AFP / Oli SCARFFSpurs made light of the absence of the England captain as Son Heung-min and Dele Alli came to the fore in a highly impressive 2-0 win.Despite challenges on and off the field, Spurs are still ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal and just six points off the Premier League summit.Mourinho sends Pogba messagePaul Pogba was an unused substitute as Manchester United won their first Premier League match in five attempts, scoring four goals in the process.Paul Pogba was an unused substitute against Fulham © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFRomelu Lukaku was back in the starting line-up and scored his second goal in three games while Marcus Rashford netted just his third goal of the season for United.“He has to play with the same mentality as the team is playing,” Mourinho said when asked what Pogba needed to do to get back in the side.“Paul can be a fantastic player, he has the potential to be a fantastic player. Against Valencia he is going to start and have a fantastic football game to play and to show everybody how good he is.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Parents – fancy an egg-cellent way for your kids to spend Easter?

first_imgParents – get your kids out, active and having fun this Easter at Pinehill Studios with two full weeks of camps on offer. These camps are a fun way to spend time with friends, make new ones, learn new skills, get better at some old ones and build confidence.Camps are running on…… 10th – 14th April (5 days)3-5yrs – 10am – 12pm – €506+ yrs – 10am – 2pm – €6518th – 21st April (4 days)3-5yrs – 10am – 12pm – €406+ yrs – 10am – 2pm – €55 We offer 10% discount to Letterkenny University Hospital sports & social members€5 sibling and/or multiple Camp discount applies.Contact us to find out what all the camps have to offer.We would be delighted if you mentioned Donegal Daily when booking your spot.Here’s a video of what your children could be doing this Easter. Parents – fancy an egg-cellent way for your kids to spend Easter? was last modified: March 30th, 2017 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:donegaleaster campsPinehill Studioslast_img read more

Unqualified Donegal tradesman caused gas explosion in kitchen

first_imgAn unregistered gas installer has been prosecuted after carrying out illegal works which led to an explosion in a Donegal home.Mr. Jerome Travers of 18 Tullan Strand Road, Bundoran, Co. Donegal, was convicted and fined after appearing at Ballyshannon District Court for the incident which occurred in 2015. The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), Ireland’s independent energy regulator secured a prosecution against Mr. Travers for illegally carrying out gas works while not being a registered gas installer.Judge Kilrane heard how gas works were undertaken in a house in Bundoran in December 2015 which resulted in an uncontrolled flow of gas into the kitchen causing an explosion which injured the occupants and did extensive damage to the property.Mr. Travers contested the charges against him.  Judge Kilrane fined Mr. Travers €500 and awarded costs of €500 to the CER.Judge Kilrane heard evidence from Seán Ward and Keith Walsh, Gas Safety Officers with the Commission for Energy Regulation and from four witnesses.Judge Kilrane commented that there are few things more serious than leaving a gas pipe open ended with an uncontrolled supply of gas going into the kitchen. He stressed the importance of employing a registered gas installer (RGI). There was no evidence of Mr. Travers having any qualifications whatsoever to be an RGI, the court heard.A statement from the CER said the successful prosecution emphasises the requirement by law for all gas installers to be registered with RGII when carrying out domestic gas works.It is illegal for an individual or company to carry out Gas Works or to portray themselves as registered, unless they are a Registered Gas Installer (RGI) with the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (RGII). The penalties for non-compliance include a fine of up to €15,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 3 years.The CER investigates all reports of alleged breaches of legislation. Illegal activity can be reported anonymously to the CER or to the RGII ( or calling 1850 454 454)Unqualified Donegal tradesman caused gas explosion in kitchen was last modified: September 16th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Verdugo Hills clinches 17th straight Sunset Six title

first_imgCrystal Perryman had 14 kills and 5 aces as the Verdugo Hills of Tujunga girls’ volleyball defeated visiting Canoga Park on Monday 25-15, 25-7, 25-6 to to win its 17th straight Sunset Six League match. Chantelle Labbe added 20 assists and seven aces for Verdugo Hills (14-1, 7-0) which has also won 51 consecutive sets in its run. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Raquel Esqueda added 18 assists for Kennedy (3-7, 2-5.) Granada Hills 3, El Camino Real 0 Abigail Dreyfuss had 11 kills and Stephanie Takamatsu 24 assists for host Granada Hills as it defeated El Camino Real of Woodland Hills 25-22, 25-22, 25-22 in a West Valley League match. Sarah Mohagery added 11 digs for Granada Hills (5-5, 4-3). AGBU 3, Hillcrest Christian/T.O. 0 Nyree Tognozzi and Christine Kojayan each had six kills for AGBU of Canoga Park in a 25-17, 25-11, 25-17 Westside League victory over visiting Hillcrest Christian Thousand Oaks (4-2 in league). Natalie Tertemen added nine aces for AGBU (9-2, 5-1) AGBU. BOYS’ WATER POLO Thousand Oaks 9, Westlake 8 Ryan Vick, Sean Pearson and Daniel Smith each scored twice for Thousand Oaks at it defeated host Westlake in a Marmonte League game. Andrew Trow had eight saves for Thousand Oaks (8-8, 3-3). Cole Olmon scored five goals for Westlake (13-8, 3-3). Jasmine Savage had four kills for Canoga Park (2-7, 2-4). Grant 3, Hollywood 0 Vanessa Murray had 20 kills, 4 blocks and 17 aces, 9 consecutive aces in the 2nd game, six consecutive aces in the 3rd game. Grant had 25 aces as a team in a 25-20, 25-12, 25-19 win over Hollywood (2-8, 0-7). Grant plays Oct. 26 at Verdugo Hills (14-1, 7-0) for Sunset Six League title. Kennedy 3, San Fernando 2 Melissa Gonzalez had eight kills and five blocks and Brooke McFerren had nine kills and two blocks as host Kennedy of Granada Hills held on to defeat San Fernando 25-22, 25-16, 23-25, 22-25, 15-13 in a Valley Mission League 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