SEA Games: Malaysia promises to iron out ‘glitches’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sithixay said strong athletic teams from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia were ready to compete in more than 40 track and field events at the 29th games. The best hopes are female runners, Manivanh Chanthavong and Lodkeo Inthakoumman, both are certainties for the team given their past international experience. Lodkeo is currently a professional runner of Laos and she succeeded in the women’s 21km running event at Vientiane International Half Marathon in March. At the 17th Asean University Games in Indonesia in 2014, Lodkeo won a gold medal in the women’s 10,000 metres event, a silver medal in the women’s 5000 metres event and a bronze medal in the women’s 1500 metres event.Manivanh will no doubt compete in the women’s 100 metres hurdles along with shot-put, discus, javelin, long jump, 200 metres and high jump events at the 29th SEA Games, while Lodkeo’s favoured events are the women’s 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 metre events.At the 18th Asean University Games in Singapore last July the National University of Laos athletics team won two gold medals in the men’s 110 metre hurdles and women’s 800 metres.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments The Lao athletic team will travel to Malaysia on Thursday and they will prepare to compete in the track and field events from August 20 to 31.There are 47 track and field events at the 29th games.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’Lao Amateur Athletics Federation Secretary General Sithixay Sackpraseuth said this year the Lao athletes were more skilled and developed and they were fit enough for 18 track and field events.At the 28th SEA Games in Singapore in 2015, the Lao athletic team competed in 16 track and field events. 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) Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate At the 27th SEA Games in Myanmar in 2013 the Lao team won two bronze medals while at the 25th SEA Games in Vientiane back in 2009, the team won only a solitary bronze medal on home soil.Next year, the Lao Amateur Athletics Federation will support the staging of track and field events at the 11th National Games to be hosted by Xieng Khuang province.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo from Vientiane Times/ANNVIENTIANE – The Lao athletic team are hoping to bring home medals from the track and field events at the 29th SEA Games hosted by Malaysia from August 19 to 31.The Lao athletic team is comprised of eight men and four women, all ready to compete in 18 track and field events at the 29th games. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her
Golden State led 104-93 on David West’s two free throws with 11:31 to play before a 9-0 Clippers run cut it to two.Curry let it fly from nearly halfcourt to end the first quarter, both his furthest 3 of the season and first as time expired. Those have been his signature shots in recent seasons, so the sellout crowd went crazy.The two-time NBA MVP made another 3 just before halftime, then Los Angeles’ Danilo Gallinari drained a 47-footer at the buzzer to get the Clippers within 70-58 at the break.“Steph was incredible as he always is,” Clippers guard Austin Rivers said.Tobias Harris scored 22 points, Gallinari wound up with 15 and DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Los Angeles, which had won five of six.McGee earned his fifth start of the season and had six points and four rebounds in nearly 14 minutes.The Warriors are now 7-1 this season in the next game against an opponent after losing the first meeting. The Clippers beat Golden State 126-106 on Jan. 10 at Oracle Arena.Thompson made two quick 3s to become the 10th Warriors player to reach 10,000 career points in the regular season, and his first 3 moved him past Joe Barry Carroll (9,996 points) for 10th place on the franchise’s career scoring list.Golden State lost at Portland before the break but improved to 13-1 following a loss this season.TIP-INSClippers: Gallinari had an X-ray on his R hand and it was negative. … Williams had a season-high 11 assists. … Los Angeles shot just 11 for 31 from 3-point range. … The Clippers lost for only the sixth time in their last 19 games. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Warriors: West added 10 points. … Patrick McCaw missed his second straight game with a sprained left thumb, while Jordan Bell sat out a 13th in a row with inflammation in his left ankle.ANALYTICS ASSISTKerr used the resources of analytics guru Sammy Gelfand throughout the break to determine the Warriors aren’t defending nearly as well in the first five minutes of games than a year ago.“Sammy Gelfand did not get an All-Star break,” Kerr said, explaining the biggest issue as, “We’re just not trying hard enough.”SHOOTAROUND NO-SHOWClippers guard Tyrone Wallace, on a two-way contract, had to fly into the Bay Area on game day. And the driver brought him straight to Oracle Arena, but the Los Angeles shootaround was not there.“I told him to just go lay on the couch in my office back there,” coach Doc Rivers said. “The car took him to the hotel and he got there after shootaround.”UP NEXTClippers: Visit Phoenix on Friday.Warriors: Host Oklahoma City on Saturday after the Thunder won at Golden State 125-105 on Feb. 6. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He returned from a Hawaiian family getaway over the All-Star break and changed starting centers. It worked well enough for him to stick with JaVale McGee over Zaza Pachulia for another night.Stephen Curry swished a beautiful buzzer-beater from way back early and hit another timely 3-pointer late on the way to scoring 44 points, and the Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 134-127 on Thursday night.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 folk“We’re a championship team. We’re not about to sit here and act like we’re this battered team that had a horrible season and we’re looking for any glimmer of hope,” Green said. “I understand we haven’t been as great as most people expect. We’re still a damn good basketball team so we don’t need no ‘but it’s a step in the right direction.’ You may get that out of someone but I don’t really roll like that.”Kevin Durant had 21 points and eight assists, Klay Thompson added 19 points, and Green contributed 13 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals. Gilas Pilipinas shifts focus to Japan LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It takes a full effort. It’s not easy to win an NBA game, it’s really not,” Kerr said. “It takes the full 48. We’re not there yet.”Curry shot 14 for 19, including 8 of 11 from deep, and made all eight of his free throws in his third 40-point game of the season. Curry also had 10 assists, six rebounds and two steals.The buzzer-beater was sweet, giving Golden State “a good vibe.”“Obviously I feel every one I take has a chance to go in,” he said. “Not really worrying about shooting percentages, just chuck it and see what happens.”Kerr challenged his superstar roster to begin games better on the defensive end, which the Warriors did. Then the Clippers nearly came back with a surge down the stretch in what became an entertaining back-and-forth in the closing minutes.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after making a 3-point basket at the buzzer in the first quarter of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif.— Draymond Green wants the Golden State Warriors to be rolling into the playoffs again this spring.Steve Kerr is looking for ways to spark the defending NBA champions to make sure that happens, to bring the high-flying Warriors back to playing superb basketball on both ends.ADVERTISEMENT
Healthcare professionals at Paramakatoi in Region Eight are eagerly awaiting the arrival of new Radiology equipment from the Public Health Ministry (MPH), to boost the health services they offer locally.As published in Wednesday’s edition of this newspaper, the MPH has advertised for suitable companies to submit bids for the procurement of radiology equipment.Radiology equipment plays a vital role in hospitals, since it allows for radiologists to use an imaging technique called X-Ray to view the internal form of an object.Besides Paramakatoi, the Diamond Diagnostic Centre in Region Four is also expecting to receive this significant equipment. In the past, persons have been transferred from these locations to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) in order to be administered X-Ray tests. However, the machine at the GPHC has failed just recently, and persons have had to turn to private institutions for the necessary tests to be done. When the hospital was contacted to provide an update on the issue, personnel there were unable to so do.Nevertheless, Public Health Ministry’s Public Relations Officer Terrence Esseboom has noted that the project is indeed a timely one. Noting that the equipment is yet to be sourced, Esseboom said that bidding for the project will be done at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board on June 12.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined a Pomeroon coconut company $1 million for dumping shells and husks into the tributaries of the Pomeroon River.Charity wharf which sits on the Pomeroon riverFat Boy Coconut Ventures, which is managed by Alphonso and Sons Enterprise, has reportedly dumped an estimated 15,000 coconut shells into the canals that flow into the Pomeroon River.Residents along the communities in the Pomeroon River have condemned the daily dumping of the shells and husks. As such, the EPA has been called in to address the issue for the past two years.The shells and husks are a major contributor to flooding and more so, it poses a hazard to the waterways, since residents rely on the river for their livelihood.Officers of the EPA had since visited the area and had warned of the consequences if they do not desist from dumping the waste.This reportedly continued and as such, the sanctions were imposed. The company has agreed to pay the fine within 30 days, which comes to an end on July 31.The company has now embarked on a new initiative to recycle the coconut shells. This comes weeks after the agency hosted a two-day meet the public event which was specially organised in recognition of the fact that most of the agency’s business was conducted by business persons and complainants.The event was part of the agency’s 23rd anniversary celebration and the World Environment Day and was deemed a huge success since more than one hundred people visited the booth and interacted with agents of the EPA.The EPA, as the country’s leading regulatory agency, has the responsibility to ensure that the public is informed about environmental issues to promote public participation in matters of environmental management and biodiversity conservation.
…Town Clerk claims timeframe inadequateAs the audit continues into the financial operations of City Hall, the Local Government Commission has requested officials to submit the organ’s assets register.Acting Town Clerk Sherry JerrickActing Town Clerk, Sherry Jerrick informed during Monday’s statutory meeting that a deadline was given of October 26 to release the documents.“The Local Government Commission has written the Council requesting a copy of the assets register of the Council. There are a number of facets to it and they have given a deadline for submission for October 26, 2019,” she said.Contrary to this, she saw this timeline as an “unreasonable” one, and urged the Council to issue a correspondence asking for an extension. Jerrick then suggested an additional month before the submission can be made.“I’m seeking the indulgence of the Council to write the Local Government Commission, requesting an extension. It is a bit unreasonable. We would not be able to prepare that document and have that submitted on that time…I would suggest one month. I advise on one month. By 26th November, we can have it prepared and ready to be submitted,” the acting Town Clerk posited.Previous acting Town Clerk Sharon Harry-Munroe was sent on administrative leave by the Commission last August for failing to produce certain financial information which it had requested.The Commission is conducting an audit into City Hall based on a recommendation of the Commission of Inquiry which was headed by retired Justice Cecil Kennard. In July, reports surfaced that a large portion of documents was still outstanding for the audit to be completed.During the CoI hearings, finance records from the Audit Office were presented by the Audit Manager, Dhanraj Persaud, which showed unaccountability for millions of dollars. Persaud showed that Central Government, through the Communities Ministry, had supplied funds for city restoration projects at a sum of $300 million in 2015 and in 2016, another $200 million was injected into the initiative which totalled to an overall balance of $500 million.However, when checks were made into the pieces of evidence presented for the expenditure of these projects, $70.489 million was unaccounted for.“For 2016, Council did not produce evidence to account for amount totalling $70.489 million,” he said.It was related that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has a history of failing to source records in the past years. Over the course of six years, which date back to the period from 2006 to 2011, there have been no financial records for the disbursement of monies at City Hall. Additionally for the year 2005, documents were submitted but an audit could not be completed because the files were “damaged”.Persaud said, “A few documents were submitted [in 2005] but those are the ones that were damaged”.The Audit Manager stood before the Commission, stating that his agency would’ve inquired about the absence of the report but no explanation was provided. In 2012, records were damaged but from 2013 to 2015, some amount of files was presented for auditing, for which they were able to inspect and extract information.
Instructing the camp will be the Vikes varsity athletic team, who will be offering local soccer players a high quality instructional camp, which will include expertise from the Vikes’ players, as well as coaching staff.Those involved will help each student with a variety of skills and knowledge important to success in the game of soccer, while also promoting a fun leaning environment.The program will cater to soccer players from ages 9-18, and costs $150 per player for the week long camp.- Advertisement -Registration must be completed by Tuesday, July 10.Along with new skills and knowledge of the game, participants will also receive a T-shirt, soccer ball, team photo as well as a certificate of completion.Anyone interested in registering or looking for more information can contact Amy at 250-261-8032.Advertisement
Denny Morris has won another medal, this time at the World Cup Final.Denny picked up the bronze in the men’s 1500 metre race held Friday in Salt Lake City. He finished 0.76 seconds behind American Shani Davis, who posted a world-record time of 1:41.80 to reclaim the mark that Morrison took from him in March in Calgary.Morrison finished in 1:42.56, just behind silver medalist Trevor Marciano, from the U.S.A., in 1:42.31.- Advertisement -Also in the men’s 1500m were Steven Elm (Red Deer, AB) with a good ninth place time of 1:44.63, and Lucas Makowsky (Regina, SK), with a personal best time of 1:45.63 in 14th, and Francois Olivier-Roberge (St-Nicolas, QC) was 15th.
1 It’s a case of picking the positives when they can at Borussia Dortmund, as the German giants claimed a valuable point against high-flying Wolfsburg on Wednesday night. While Dortmund continue to languish in the relegation zone, there were signs of improvement and boss Jurgen Klopp will be pleased to see both of his strikers back on song.Ciro Immobile has struggled to consistently find the net for Dortmund this season, and having failed to score in the league since October finally ended his drought with this beauty. Ciro Immobile ended his goalscoring drought
It was also the third time the 31-year-old Serb — who missed last year’s tournament with an elbow injury which sent his career into a mini-crisis — completed the Wimbledon-US Open double.“I want to say Pete, I love you, you’re my idol,” said Djokovic of Sampras.“To the support of the loved ones, my kids, my wife, my small team of people that has been there with me through difficult times as well,” added the Serb who underwent elbow surgery after the Australian Open in January.For world number three Del Potro, it was a heartbreaking experience coming in just his second Slam final, nine years after he was crowned US Open champion before a long battle with wrist injuries pushed him into depression and to the brink of retirement.“When I had my surgery I could truly understand what Juan Martin was going through when he had surgeries that kept him away form the tour for two or three years,” added Djokovic.It was Djokovic’s 15th win over the Del Potro and fifth in five at the Slams.It came in a final which was business-like rather than thrilling, a relief for a tournament still reeling from the controversial women’s final on Saturday.The result also means that 50 of the last 55 majors have been won by the ‘Big Four’ of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Andy Murray.Del Potro backed Djokovic to surpass Federer’s mark of 20 Slams.“Of course he can. Novak has everything to make records in this sport,” said the Argentine.– ‘My idol’ Djokovic –Best of friends: Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro embrace © AFP / Eduardo MUNOZ ALVAREZ“I was so happy to be playing the final against this magnificent idol,” added Del Potro of his close friend Djokovic.“He knows that he’s one of my friends on tour and he knows he’s one player I want to watch win on tour. Of course I’m sad to lose but I’m happy for Novak as well. You deserve to win.”With the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof closed as heavy rain swept New York, conditions were slow and sluggish.After taking just two points off Del Potro’s first three service games, Djokovic, in his 23rd final at the majors, pounced to break for 5-3.The key was his success with a lung-busting 22-shot rally and he pocketed the set when the 29-year-old del Potro netted a forehand.It was only the second set dropped by the Argentine at the tournament.For Djokovic, it was an illustration of him growing into the championships as he took his run of consecutive sets won to 14, stretching back to the second round against Tennys Sandgren.Djokovic was soon 3-1 up in the second set before Del Potro carved out his first break point of the match to level at 3-3.He had three more chances in the eighth, all saved by Djokovic in a marathon 20-minute game which left even Hollywood superstar Meryl Streep clasping her head in astonishment.The effort took its toll on a suddenly weary-looking Del Potro as a 95-minute set was claimed by Djokovic in the tiebreak.Del Potro was looking at having to become the first man since Pancho Gonzales in 1949 to win the US title from two sets down.Djokovic sprinted into a 3-1 lead in the third set before a battling Del Potro clung on, hitting back for 3-3.But off the back of a 24-shot rally, Djokovic broke again for 5-3 and he was within tantalising touching distance of his 14th Grand Slam title, just three months after he had left Roland Garros in despair after a shattering quarter-final exit.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mighty roar: Novak Djokovic celebrates a point © AFP / Eduardo MUNOZ ALVAREZNEW YORK, United States, Sep 10 – Novak Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams.Djokovic, playing in his eighth final in New York and already the champion in 2011 and 2015, is now just three Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six back from the all-time record 20 held by Roger Federer.
9 9 4) Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 0.78 goals per game in 2015 (30 in 38 games for PSG [22 goals] and Sweden [eight goals]) – Ibrahimovic has found the back of the net eight times for Sweden, who must navigate the play-offs if they hope to reach Euro 2016. He is now also PSG’s record scorer, with 110 goals. 9) Edinson Cavani: 0.69 goals per game in 2015 (29 goals in 42 games for PSG [26 goals] and Uruguay [three goals]) – Cavani leads the way in France this season, top scoring in the current 2015/16 campaign with six goals. 3) Lionel Messi: 0.84 goals per game in 2015 (45 goals in 53 games for Barcelona [41 goals] and Argentina [four goals]) – Messi has missed the last few games through injury and has not scored a league goals since his two against Levante on 20 September. 9 9 2) Robert Lewandowski: 0.95 goals per game in 2015 (40 goals in 42 games for Bayern [31 goals] and Poland [nine goals]) – Lewandowski is in superb form and top scored in Euro 2016 qualifying with 13 goals in total. 9 5) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 0.76 goals per game in 2015 (33 in 43 games for Borussia Dortmund [28 goals] and Gabon [five goals]) – Aubameyang has already scored 10 Bundesliga goals this season. 8) Artiz Aduriz: 0.72 goals per game in 2015 (29 goals in 40 games for Athletic Bilbao) – Aduriz has played just one game for Spain and didn’t score. 9 10) Luis Suarez is averaging 0.65 goals per game in 2015 to date (28 goals in 43 games in all competitions). To find out who is the most prolific goal scorer this year so far, click the arrow above – Robert Lewandowski is flavour of the month right now, but where does Bayern and Poland’s goal machine rank among other goal getters around Europe? Suarez has been unable to add international goals to his game as a result of his ban handed to him for biting at the 2014 World Cup. He will be allowed to play again for Uruguay next March. 9 1) Cristiano Ronaldo: 0.97 goals per game in 2015 (42 goals in 43 games for Real Madrid [39 goals] and Portugal [three goals]) – Ronaldo cannot stop scoring and, along with Lewandowski and Aguero this season, has scored five goals in one league match in the 6-0 thrashing of Espanyol. 9 9 Robert Lewandowski top scored in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with 13 goals for Poland, four more than his nearest challenger Thomas Muller, who scored nine for Germany.It comes after a blistering start to his Bundesliga season where the striker now has 12 goals so far, five of which came in one game. He scored 25 goals in all competitions last term, so here, talkSPORT looks at other players around Europe with the most goals for club and country this year (2015).All stats are correct as of 12/10/15 and only footballers who represent European clubs are included. 6) Neymar: 0.73 goals per game in 2015 (33 in 45 games for Barcelona [29 goals] and Brazil [four goals]), level with Sergio Aguero: 0.73 goals per game in 2015 (31 in 42 games for Man City [21 goals] and Argentina [10 goals]) – Neymar and Aguero are level, however, when fully fit, the Argentina striker is a fully fledged goal machine and would surely have more than his 21. This season he scored five in one game against Newcastle.