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PH boxers make rousing 2017 SEA Games debuts

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her “This is just the beginning, we got long ways to go, hopefully we can sustain it in the late rounds,” said Alliance of Boxing Associations of the Philippines executive director Ed Picson.The wins ushered Bautista and Marcial to the semifinals which assured the country at least bronze medal. But the reigning champions are here for the top honours.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’The 24-year-old Fernandez, reigning 56kg champion, needed just over two minutes in the first round to stop Myanmar’s Maung Nge via knockout.Fernandez took down the shorter Nge with powerful head and body combinations that dismantled the Burmese fighter. MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 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) National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View comments Bautista opened up the action with a masterful decision over hometown bet Abdul Salam Kasim in the 52kg division.The Binalbagan, Negros Occidental native peppered Kasim with a barrage of hits in the first round and appeared bent on finishing off the Malaysia early.“He was too eager to knock him out which I advised him not to because it’s dangerous,” said PH coach Elias Recaido.Good thing for Bautista, he coasted along in the third, throwing solid punches on the fly to keep Kasim at bay en route to win.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Archer Tagle settles for silver in recurve event Teen gunned down in Masbate OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES But it was his right uppercut that caused Nge to lose footing and reach for the ropes. He was give standing count and when referee asked him if he can still go on, he shook his head.Eumir Felix Marcial capped the brilliant day for the Philippines with an easy decision win over hard-punching Nguyen Manh Cuong in the 75kg.“They really prepared well, all the fighters are ready and trained hard,” said Marcial in Filipino. He came here fresh from winning gold in Mongolia recently.The lefty got into heavy exchange with Cuong who bore the brunt of Marcial’s quick combinations.“I wasn’t using much of my jabbing hand, I don’t want to re-injure it,” said Marcial, whose left hand got injured and jeopardized his Olympic qualifying quest last year.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mario Fernandez of the Philippines stops Maung Nge of Myanmar in the first round of their bantamweight preliminaries in the boxing competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games at the MITEC Hall 8 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR — Philippine boxing delivered the expected punch Sunday as all three of its fighters qualified to the next round in the Southeast Asian Games at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center.Defending champions Ian Clark Bautista, Mario Fernandez and Eumir Felix Marcial overwhelmed their foes en route to the second round all in flashy, slam-bang fashion.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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NCAA volleyball: San Sebastian claims third spot, drops Letran in three

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 “We just have to face the reality that we don’t have that many players, and that we just have to manage every thing and get to the Final Four.”Joyce Sta. Rita led all scorers with 18 points while Dalisay and Santos added 12 and 11 points, respectively.Jaymeleene Parin and Kathleen Barrinuevo had six points apiece to lead the 2-4 Lady Knights.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View comments Nikka Dalisay then scored two straight points for the Lady Stags 24-18 lead before Daurene Santos finished things off with an off-the-block kill.The Lady Stags improved to 4-2 card, the same as University of Perpetual Help, but edged the Lady Altas to the third seed by virtue of a 14-11 lead in points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLady Stags head coach Roger Gorayeb, who has only been utilizing eight players, believes a Final 4 stint is still a possibility but he’s no longer focusing on the seeds as long as they get to the semifinals.“The Final Four is still in the firing range,” said Gorayeb in Filipino. “At least I can already see the performance that I want from them, but we still have to work harder.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina San Sebastian Lady Stags. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian crept into the third seed after cutting down Letran in straight sets, 25-9, 25-22, 25-18, of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Stags had full control of the game, but the Lady Knights put up a semblance of a fight in the third set as Miracle Mendoza scored on back-to-back possessions to cut the lead to 22-18.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ All-Star Harden question Paul snub Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right tracklast_img read more

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Iyanya’s Ebola Peace Concert Postponed

first_imgThe most anticipated Ebola peace concert, which was to take place today, May 23, 2015 featuring one of Nigeria’s talented performers has been postponed due to technical reasons, the organizers have said.“Ur Waist” hit maker Iyanya was set to perform at Miami Beach, Club Gossip and Banana Lodge this weekend but, Marjean Sherman, organizer of the events, said there were issues with securing the entertainer’s flight to Liberia .“Due to Liberia’s outbreak of the EBV, most airlines pulled out as a precautionary measure and have yet to return. Therefore, we have limited flight availability, she explained. “We regret to inform you that this weekend’s Iyanya Concert and events have been postponed due to flight cancellations this morning. Iyanya will be rescheduled and we will notify the public at the earliest convenience regarding the new date. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused regarding the new dates. Thank you for your continued support and patients. Please stay tuned for upcoming information regarding our events.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cavani out of France World Cup quarter-final

first_img0Shares0000Edinson Cavani is an injury doubt for UruguayNIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia, July 6 – Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has been ruled out of the World Cup quarter-final tie against France in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday, after losing his battle to recover from injury.Cavani, who has been replaced by Christian Stuani, was listed as “injured” on the official FIFA team sheets after picking a calf muscle strain in the 2-1 win over Portugal in the last 16. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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ROAD SAFETY CHIEF WARNS OF CONSTANT DANGERS A YEAR ON FROM INISHOWEN TRAGEDY

first_imgDonegal’s Road Safety Officer has pleaded with people to play their part in helping to cut the number of deaths and injuries on the county’s roads.Eamon Browne’s plea comes on the first anniversary of the country’s worst ever single road accident which claimed the lives of eight men in Inishowen on this day exactly a year ago.Mr Browne said that although a huge amount of work has been done to improve road safety since that horrific smash outside Clonmany, more can be done. And he said that each and every motorist and passenger must do their part to make Donegal’s roads a safer place.“Attitudes to road safety in Donegal are changing but we still have a long way to go.“The bottom line is that it is up to each and everyone one of us to make sure our roads are safer places when we get behind the wheel.“There has been a huge amount of work put into changing these attitudes and educating out young drivers since last year’s crash in Inishowen but we still have a long way to go,” he said. Inishowen TD Padraig MacLochlainn said he still fears one moment of madness could spark yet another tragic accident.“Things are improving but we all know that it only takes one incident to send us back to where we were this time last year.“I am appealing to all drivers, but especially to younger drivers to slow down and think about their driving,” he said.The families of the eight men killed in last year’s crash have decided not to hold one memorial service to remember their loved ones.Instead the families of Eamon McDaid, 21, of Ballymagan, Buncrana, PJ McLaughlin, 21, of Burnfoot, Ciaran Sweeney, 19, of Ballyliffin, James McEleney, 23, of Clonmany, Mark McLaughlin, 21, of Fahan, Paul Doherty, 19 of Ballyliffin, Damien McLaughlin, 21, of Buncrana and Hughie Friel, 66, of Urris will all hold their own private ceremonies. EndsROAD SAFETY CHIEF WARNS OF CONSTANT DANGERS A YEAR ON FROM INISHOWEN TRAGEDY was last modified: July 11th, 2011 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:CLONMANY CRASHFIRST ANNIVERSARYlast_img read more

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Transfer Crouch making a difference for Valencia

first_imgVALENCIA – Rickie Crouch has come a long way. Not just in terms of distance after transferring from Crenshaw High of Los Angeles to Valencia, and not just in terms of his significant development as a football player, but as a person, too. Crouch didn’t know what to make of his new surroundings when he arrived in the Santa Clarita Valley to live with relatives after an unstable upbringing. Nevertheless, he’s fit right in at Valencia, where the players have embraced the personable senior who quickly developed into one the team’s most popular players. “Rickie is more than a tremendous athlete. He brings a lot of personality,” coach Larry Muir said. “`He’s just a really nice kid. Because of his background, I suppose things are a little bit different for him here, but it’s been a great environment for him.” For Crouch, the biggest adjustment has been the curriculum. In an opening victory at Bishop Amat, Crouch was bulled over on a touchdown run, managing just one tackle and committing a key fumble on a kick return. But over the months Muir has stuck with him, and Crouch has developed into one of Valencia’s best defenders heading into tonight’s Div. II quarterfinal against visiting Chino Hills (11-0). He’s averaged five tackles over his past six starts, and Crouch is coming off the performance of his life a first-round victory at Trabuco Hills last week, when he scored on two long interception returns. He has 37 tackles and three interceptions for Valencia (8-3). “We knew Rickie was an athlete from the beginning, but at first I don’t think we quite realized what we had,” Muir said. “It was just a matter of him picking up on our system and doing the things he needed to do. He’s continued to progress.” Perhaps most impressive, Crouch has blocked five kicks, which is believed to be a Foothill League record. “He’s amazing at that. The first thing he told us was that he could block kicks, and in practice a lot of the times we can’t stop him no matter what we do,” Muir said. Crouch prefers to keep things uncomplicated. He’s learned that hard work leads to good things, and that’s proved to be a valuable lesson. “That’s all I want to do is practice hard and keep working,” he said. “I just go all out.” Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “It’s been tough as far as school work is concerned. Let’s just say it’s much more advanced here at Valencia,” he said. “You have to put in a lot more effort. I’m trying to finish up my SATs and go to college, and I’m trying to figure out which college will accept me.” Crouch grew up in a tough neighborhood but has done his best to stay clear of the inner-city’s dark influences such as gangs and guns. Not that he hasn’t seen his share of violence and strife. “There’s always shootings in L.A. You’re always hearing about this guy getting shot or that guy dying in our neighborhood,” he said. “I’ve lost some people I’ve known through the years.” At Valencia, Crouch has filled his life with football, dedicating himself to the sport after being given a chance as the team’s starting safety despite limited football experience; at Crenshaw, Crouch was a punter who never saw the field in situations other than fourth-and-long. His speed, agility and natural talent were evident from the beginning during summer drills, but it took a while for Crouch to master the subtleties. He was burned more than a few times during passing league games, and when the season rolled around Crouch at first was a bit tentative. last_img
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Township automotive hub to create jobs

first_img21 June 2012South Africa’s Gauteng province has begun construction of a R58-million township Automotive Hub in Winterveld, one of the province’s poorest areas, to help turn the tide of unemployment among young South Africans.The hub will give an opportunity to 17 cooperatives within the surrounding community, which will be provided with free training and support in the automotive sector as well as equipment at the hub’s site.The hub is aimed at the unskilled and semi-skilled, and will be linked to the Rosslyn automotive sector.Construction on the site began on Thursday, with the hub expected to be fully operational within a year.Formalising township businesses“There are many people who are doing auto mechanics in their backyards,” Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said at the sod-turning ceremony on Wednesday. “We want to formalise them; let them be integrated in the formal economy.“We are tapping on what already exists,” Mokonyane said. “We are providing an opportunity that is organised, that is linked to the formal economic sector and, most importantly, we are going to make sure that their businesses are supported in terms of the supply chain. They will be able to be linked to the private sector and various companies.”Mobile giant MTN had signed up to be a partner on the project, the Premier said, while the Consumer Goods Council had also been approached.The overall project, the first of its kind in the country, will focus on the automotive sector, but will also include several other support sectors, with two more township hubs, an Enterprise Hub and an Industrial Hub, in the pipeline.The total budget for the project, including all three hubs, is over R100-million.‘Entrepreneurship is the way to go’Mokonyane said it was important for the people of Winterveldt to feel that they were part of a democratic dispensation. The initiative “may not be a solution to everything, but it’s an intervention [tackling] some of the real challenges,” she said.The province was also looking at formalising car washes in communities. The Premier said she believed that entrepreneurship was an important part of the long-term solution to unemployment in South Africa.“Entrepreneurship is the way to go, so that you don’t create a sense of dependency.”Gauteng Economic Development MEC Qedani Mahlangu, also speaking at Wednesday’s sod-turning, said the hub would give young people skills, adding that the first group of cooperatives would receive assistance for a period of between 18 to 24 months, after which other cooperatives will be identified .“These cooperatives that are starting here, they are not the only people benefiting from this,” Mahlangu said. “In about two-years’ time … another group must come in.“We’ll give them the head-start, and when we’re sure that they’re ready to go on their own, they’ll be required to look for their own premises where they can operate.”Encouraging young people to form cooperativesAccording to Mohapi Molaoa, project manager for cooperatives at the Gauteng Economic Development Department, the department is encouraging young people to form cooperatives.In the process of selecting cooperatives, the department would engage ward councillors or community development workers to help them identify people, Molaoa said.In the case of the Winterveldt’s Automotive Hub, the councillor’s office as well as business associations had been engaged, and some of the cooperatives had already been identified.“As long as you’re young, willing to go into entrepreneurship, and you are sector-specific, people will be considered,” Molaoa said.The Automotive Hub will also sport an internet cafe and an art and craft shop, as well as provide car-spraying services, among others.The National Youth Development Agency’s Gauteng chairperson, Simon Molefe, said the hub spoke to economic freedom as well as to formalising township businesses.Resident Vincent Mabhusha said he was happy with the creation of the hub as it would create much-needed opportunities for the youth.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Three insider List hacks experienced geocachers use

first_imgThe Premium List feature helps you organize your geocaching life, so you can spend more time looking for caches and enjoying time with your loved ones. To help you make the best of Lists, we are sharing three insider hacks we learned from our experienced geocaching friends.Make every find count.When traveling or when you’re generally short on time, you want to make sure to find only the best geocaches. Here’s how:Use the filtered search on Geocaching.com.Limit Search to…. your preferred location. You can also limit the search by cache type, if you know you won’t have time to solve a Mystery or complete a Wherigo cache. Also, make sure to select ‘Enabled’ under CACHE STATUS to avoid looking for caches that are disabled by their owner.Now add a minimum number of Favorite points. Click ‘Search’.Sort the resulting list by Favorite points and select the first 20 or so caches.Add those to your List.If you know you’ll be in a remote location, make sure to open the Geocaching® App* and download the List for offline use. *Lists automatically sync between web and app.Keep track of your solved Mystery Caches using Lists. Solving Mystery Caches is difficult enough, so you shouldn’t have to deplete brain power keeping track of them. Thankfully there is a great way to stay on top of solved Mysteries using lists.Change the coordinates in the Mystery Cache listing once you solved it. You can do this on Geocaching.com or the Geocaching® app and it will automatically sync.Use the filtered web search to find all of them, by selecting Yes under HAS CORRECTED COORDINATES.Make sure to also chose ‘Not Found’ under Cache Status to only add caches to the list you still have to earn a smiley for.Add the resulting caches to a list and venture out soon to pick the fruit of your brain’s hard labor.Find all caches hidden by your favorite cache owner.If you have geocached for a little while, you will notice that there are geocachers in your area that add just that little bit of extra magic to their geocaches. If you don’t want to miss out on any of their fun cache hides, add them to a List!Use the filtered web search to find geocaches by your favorite cache owner only.Add their name under HIDDEN BY.Make sure to set the CACHE STATUS to Enabled and Not Found and select search.Add the resulting caches to a List and find them all!What List tips are we missing? Share them with us in the comments!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFour tips for hiding quality geocachesFebruary 19, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Everything you always wanted to know about Favorite pointsApril 2, 2019In “News”One map. Endless inspiration.January 22, 2019In “News”last_img read more

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Why Do We Have Waste?

first_imgRecycling is becoming firmly entrenched in society. Kids in school are taught the merits of recycling paper, plastics, and the like, and are successfully shaming their parents into changing their behavior.Green building programs promote job-site recycling. This is all well and good, but it occurs to me that the problem is much larger and systemic than simply figuring out what to do with the waste that we create. What we need to do is figure out how to eliminate waste. By that I don’t mean just being better about ordering our materials so we end up with less waste; we need to strive for eliminating the concept of “waste” entirely.Lessons from the pastWhen Henry Ford gave orders to his suppliers for his early cars, he included tight specifications for the wood crates, which he reused for the floorboards on the assembly line. The boards were cut to size and provided for free by his vendors. Ford successfully eliminated one waste stream by turning it into a raw material requiring no shipping or processing.As far back as the 19th century, mills shipped their grain in bulk sacks, which were then turned into clothing by millions of customers. This practice became so popular that the bag mills began printing decorative patterns on the inside of the bags to make the resulting clothes more attractive. Customers anxiously awaited each year’s new pattern, and people all over the country would step out in matching clothes each season after their bags were empty.Cabinets and CheeriosIn our current high-volume/big-box society where the lowest price rules, the products we purchase have been manufactured thousands of miles away, and so require extensive disposable packaging to keep them safe on their long journey to store shelves. From light fixtures to kitchen cabinets to flat-screen TVs to Cheerios, virtually everything we buy comes packaged for the convenience of the seller and shipper in virtually indestructible packaging made of cheap, often nonrecyclable material. This places a burden on the environment that most take no responsibility for.Can we shift or are we just shiftless?Construction waste is a systemic problem that cannot be solved until we take a hard look at how we live, including the materials we use to build our homes. I am not naïve enough to think that we can eliminate all waste, but I do think that with some careful consideration of the products we use and where we get them from, we can reduce the amount of waste we produce. Locally produced products require shorter shipping distances and less protective packaging, meaning savings on transportation costs and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as less trash to discard or recycle.A “buy local” approach will require a paradigm shift in the business of building, but I believe that it is a necessary change for us to remain (or become!) a truly sustainable society.last_img read more

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Choosing Among the Most Efficient Water Heaters

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. A long-running ad campaign for Maytag featured an affable but underworked repairman who spent his days snoozing in an office chair because the appliances he sold rarely needed any attention. “I’m the loneliest guy in town,” he complained with a sigh.The story line may ring a bell with John Miles, who heads Eco Systems, Sanden International’s heat-pump water heater operation in the U.S. Although the products he represents are among the most efficient residential water heaters on the market, Miles is still waiting for that breakthrough year when consumers and HVAC specialists finally wake up to the unique advantages that heat-pump water heaters offer.They are head and shoulders above anything else that’s available, but command just a little over 1% of the market—of the more than 8 million residential water heaters sold in the U.S. last year, roughly 100,000 of them were heat-pump appliances, Miles said in a telephone call, and Sanden accounted for only a small percentage of that.“It’s been a hard nut to crack,” Miles said.Heat-pump water heaters are unfamiliar to many U.S. consumers despite widespread success in Japan and Europe. Like other types of air-source heat pumps, including appliances used for space heating, they extract residual heat from the air without burning any fuel directly. Sanden’s product is unique in the U.S.—it’s a split system with the storage tank inside the house and a separate compressor outside. But a growing number of manufacturers offer heat-pump technology in integrated units that combine the compressor and the storage tank.Heat-pump water heaters are but one option among many for residential water heating. Water heaters with integral storage tanks powered by either gas or electricity are the industry’s old standbys. Manufacturers have increased the energy efficiency of… center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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