SEA Games: Last 3 Filipino boxers standing vow all-out finals stand

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Filipino-British Marvin, a former army boxer for Great Britain, said he will be ready for the boisterous Malaysian crowd at MITEC Hall 8 when he takes on local boy Adli Hafidz Mohd Pauzi for the crown.“At the end of the day, you do what you gotta do, you exchange punches and don’t worry about anything,” said the 6-foot SEA Games rookie.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’Pauzi won over Singapore’s Muhamad Dinie Hakeem via decision despite a generally lackluster performance here he hardly showed punching skills and movements.That should play to Marvin’s advantage as he loves to throw haymakers and doesn’t stand back from a full-blown, phone-booth slugfest. Malaysian icon thwarts rising PH star The Philippines won five gold medals in the last SEA Games in Singapore. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments 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) Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s in store for your animal sign this year Charly Suarez of the Philippines dominates Khir Akyazlan Bin Azmi of Malaysia in the quarterfinals of the light welterweight class men’s boxing competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games at the MITEC Hall 8 in Kuala Lumpur. Suarez prevailed by unanimous decision. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLEumir Felix Marcial was emotional in semis win, he wanted to avenge fallen teammates. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—The three Filipino boxers left in the fight vowed to go all out for a gold medal on Thursday.Bantamweight Mario Fernandez, light middle Eumir Felix Marcial and light heavy John Nobel Tupas Marvin said they won’t pull any punches against their respective finals opponents in the 29th Southeast Asian Games here.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcial, who was in tears as he talked about his three teammates who suffered dubious losses, will be out for payback.“I will be all-out sir,” said Marcial in Filipino. “I will go for a clear win and will be punching for all my teammates who lost by questionable decisions.”Marcial, the 21-year-old from Zamboanga City, will battle Pathomsak Kuttiya, one of the five Thais who made it to the six gold medal matches.“We are all affected (by the teammates’ losses),” said Fernandez in Filipino. “But we don’t control the judges. We control ourselves so I will just fight on.”Fenandez, who hails from Bukidnon, will face Thai Chatchai Butdee, who went from flyweight to bantamweight.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Can Lady Chiefs score title repeat?

first_imgAll eyes will be on the Arellano Lady Chiefs as they try to defend their volleyball crown. —TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.NETSan Sebastian begins NCAA mission with just nine players Arellano University opens defense of its NCAA women’s volleyball crown against Mapua while last season’s losing finalist San Sebastian begins it trek to dust off unfinished business when it begins a new era Thursday at Filoil Flying V Arena.The Lady Chiefs will parade a roster virtually untouched by graduation while the Lady Stags, who got swept in last season’s title series, start a new chapter in their history after three-time MVP Grethcel Soltones maxed out her eligibility.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Slowed by bogeys, Saso shares first-round lead with Thais Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “That’s already a thing of the past and we’re already looking at the future,” he said. “In fact, after this year, we have four or five recruits coming in and we expect them to really make a significant impact on the team right away.”Arellano, which will be coached by Obet Javier, will try to ride on its magical season last year when they defied the odds to dismantle a San Sebastian team that swept its way to the Finals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Regine Anne Arocha, Necole Ebuen, Andrea Marzan and Jovielyn Prado are back for Arellano, which battles the Lady Cardinals at 1:30 p.m. The Lady Stags, meanwhile, will play the whole season with just nine players starting with the 12-noon duel with the Emilio Aguinaldo Lady Generals.SSC coach Roger Gorayeb, who is expected to rely heavily on veterans Alyssa Eroa, Vira May Guillema, Joyce Sta. Rita and Dangie Encarnacion, however, remained confident of their chances.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 still a fighting team but we have to avoid injuries,” said Gorayeb.Gorayeb also said they hadmoved on from last year’s heartbreak. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Banko-Perlas gains semis playoff, ousts BaliPure-NU

first_imgView comments The Perlas Spikers exploited BaliPure-NU’s 35 errors as they dropped 47 kills.Lakia Bright showed the way for the Perlas Spikers with 24 points.Wated Defender Alexis Matthews had 17 points in a losing effort.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jenel Lausa suffers 3rd straight loss in UFC Fight Night 132 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Banko-Perlas remained undefeated as it clobbered BaliPure-National University, 25-19, 22-25, 25-14, 25-19, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference quarterfinals at Filoil Flying V Centre.As the Perlas Spikers collected their fourth straight win and earned at least a playoff for the semifinals, the Water Defenders were eliminated from the race after absorbing their third straight loss.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial BaliPure-NU was hanging on the fourth set after a net touch violation on BanKo-Perlas but Princess Robles committed an attack error that ended their semifinals hopes.In the third set, the Perlas Spikers sparked a 9-2 blitz, capped by a block from Amy Ahomiro, to clinch the 25-14 win.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 crown“We are on six-game winning streak in the preliminaries and the players feel good because we keep getting wins,” BanKo-Perlas head coach Ariel dela Cruz said in Filipino.Their six-game winning roll began last May 26 when they defeated PayMaya in five sets.last_img read more

Guiao to name Gilas pool for upcoming Fiba window next week

first_imgCarpio 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 MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “Of course, the PBA governors want to know who will be the players in the pool for these players to be notified. The board also wants to know the program and the practices but for sure, the PBA will lend any of the players called,” said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial in a story posted on the league’s website.The special meeting will be led by Ricky Vargas, who was renewed for another year as PBA board chairman.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFajardo and Slaughter missed the Philippines’ campaign in the previous window due to injuries.Gilas settled for a split in its past two games in the qualifiers. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Petron clobbers Cocolife to kick off PSL All-Filipino bid Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Filipinos fell to the Iranians, 81-73, in Tehran on September 13 before bouncing back with a 92-81 win over the Qataris four days later in a closed-door game at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippines head coach Yeng Guiao. Photo from Fiba.comCebuano giants June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter are expected to rejoin Gilas Pilipinas when head coach Yeng Guiao names his latest national team pool during a meeting with the PBA Board of Governors next Tuesday.The Philippines begins the next window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers with a pair of home games at Mall of Asia Arena against Kazakhstan on November 30 and Iran on December 3.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

UAE Provides US$1M to Fight Maternal, Infant Mortality

first_imgMembers of the UAE Delegation posed with some of the Gov’t officials and Mercy Corps staffs at the launch project in Monrovia. By David A. Yates and Robin DopoeUnited Arab Emirates (UAE), in partnership with the Liberian government through the Ministry of Health (MoH), on Sunday, April 7, 2019 launched a one-year health project aimed at improving maternal and infant healthcare in rural parts of the country.The project, which is funded by UAE, is estimated at US$1 million as an initial contribution to the project titled, “Strengthening Maternal and Infant Healthcare in Liberia Program. It will be implemented by Mercy Corps; a leading global humanitarian agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places.Recent assessments of Maternal and Child Care by the World Health Organization, point to a maternal mortality ratio of 1,072 deaths per 100,000 live births in Liberia. The country is among the world’s 15 most dangerous countries to give birth.In a low-income country like Liberia, factors such as low numbers of skilled and motivated health workers; unequal geographic distribution of the health workforce; low access to ante- and post-natal care services; lack of information on maternal services and practices; cultural practices; poor accountability; poverty and low levels of trust for health sector workers and services, puts the lives of women and children under five years at of age risk of death.To reverse this canker, a partnership between UAE Aid, Ministry of Health and Mercy Corps seeks to address the root causes and challenges that affect services to maternal and child healthcare. The project will directly improve the health status of 15,000 women of reproductive ages and children under five in rural communities.Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi, UAE’s Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation, said the visit by the UAE Delegation to Liberia is a follow-up to President George Weah’s recent visit and meeting with the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates.The UAE Delegation, which sought to evaluate economic opportunities in Liberia, comprised people from diverse backgrounds, including the seaport development, healthcare, and Small and Medium Enterprises.Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, described the partnership as welcome news on account that one of the important challenges facing the country’s health sector is the high maternal and neonatal mortality, which the project seeks to address.According to Dr. Jallah, the project will focus on “primary healthcare, because this is where people center their focus on the importance of healthcare, because you can see what issues they are having at the community level, and making sure that they take advantage of the facility.”Dr. Jallah: “At the end of the project, we hope to see a reduction in the maternal and neonatal mortality.”Mercy Corps Liberia Country Director, Kwasi Gyeabour, informed members of the delegation that the MoH will provide strategic direction and focus as to where the project will be implemented over the next one year, “and so we are of the hope to reach out to 15,000 women of reproductive ages and children under five.“As we all know, we are still growing as a country, because our community health system is not as strong as it should be, so a bulk of the funding will go towards supporting healthcare at the community level to provide the necessities that we need to ensure that our women remain safe all the time.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Whittier Titans searching for players

first_imgWhittier Titans, an age 8 and under team, is looking for players for the upcoming season. For information call (562) 322-2848 or visit website at www.whittierbaseballclub.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Fort St. John shows “overwhelming” support in fight against cancer

first_imgBrenda Baumeister says the result was far greater than she could have anticipated, and admits it was overwhelming.“It went absolutely awesome. We had lots of helpers, lots of people turned out, beautiful weather, and the total was beyond my dreams,” she says. In addition to dedicated relay participants, Baumeister also credits the success of the day to the sunshine, and performances from artists like Twin Peaks, Ryan Hennessey, Trevor Cavill and country singer Sean Hogan. – Advertisement -As always, it was a very emotional event, from the first survivor’s lap to the luminaries, when candles are placed in bags with the names of loved ones and are placed around the track during the final hour. “There was a tremendous amount of memory there for people,” says Baumeister. “It was very emotional but very positive as well. It’s a time for most people to just reflect and take the time for that, because in your busy lives, yes, you think of your loved ones or your family, but sometimes… it can be very overwhelming.” Advertisement This year, one focus of the event was to bring out cancer survivors and people currently battling the disease to see the support they have from the community. Baumeister recognizes that not everyone can make the relay, but wants them to know that, “we still walked for them.”last_img read more

Liverpool legend Gerrard is Keita’s benchmark for success

first_imgGerrard, who wore the number eight shirt for 11 years and saw it not awarded to another player when he left for LA Galaxy in 2014, was then the club’s under-18 coach but has since moved into his first full managerial role at historic Scottish club Rangers.“It was an incredible day for me. He gave me the number eight jersey. When it happened, it was a surprise and I didn’t expect it,” said Keita.“When he came in, I looked and him and said ‘Wow’ because he is a legend. He is somebody who always showed respect, who gave his all on the pitch, somebody who is loved here.“If somebody like that gives you his shirt number, it’s not to play around with, it is to try and do as much as he did — that’s my motivation.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Naby Keita was presented his jersey number eigt by former Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard. PHOTO/LFCLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 27 – Naby Keita says he is intent on becoming as great a player at Liverpool as the previous player to wear the number eight shirt, their iconic former captain Steven Gerrard.Keita, who will train with the squad next Monday for the first time since he signed for a reported £48million ($63.4million) from Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig last year, told LFCTV he was astonished when he realised it would be Gerrard presenting him with the shirt when he visited the club last August after the deal was agreed.last_img read more

Tottenham must find solution to poor form, says Pochettino

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admits he needs to find a solution to his side’s poor form after suffering a fourth home defeat of the season.Spurs’ defensive frailties were once again under the spotlight as Stoke ran out 2-1 winners at White Hart Lane thanks to first-half goals from Bojan and Jon Walters.The result leaves the top-four hopefuls 12th in the Premier League table, and Pochettino knows his team need to improve following another disappointing loss. “After we conceded the first goal we started to make rash decisions in possession and made mistakes which then led to the second goal,” said the Spurs boss.“It was a difficult moment; it’s very disappointing and frustrating.“We need to find a solution, because our defending is not good enough at the moment.“It is my responsibility to find the solution in the next few weeks. We must improve.“We’re making it too easy for the opponent to create chances and score, which is something we need to change.”Pochettino also admitted the international break has come at a perfect time as he begins to plan Spurs’ next step forward.“We have time now to think,” the Argentine added.“It’s not a time to work, we have 15 or 16 players leaving on international duty, but we will be busy thinking about how we can improve.”last_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN UNVEILED AS THE NEW FACE OF TV3

first_imgMIchelle Doherty is the new face of TV3A Co Donegal woman has been unveiled as the new face of TV3’s hugely popular Xpose entertainment show.Michelle Doherty, from Glengad outside Malin Town, will take over from Aisling O’Loughlin who is on maternity leave.The Inishowen woman is no stranger to television, however. IFTA nominated Michelle has hosted popular music television shows such as When Under Ether on RTE 2 and Night Shift on Channel 6.Her passion for music and presenting led to her presenting work for Arthur’s Day, Finest Work Songs on Phantom FM and more recently, the weekday breakfast show, Pure Morning on Phantom FM.Speaking about her new role, Michelle said: “I am absolutely delighted to be a part of the team. I’ve been a huge fan of the show for years and I’m looking forward to working alongside the girls. I have always had a big love of fashion and I can’t wait for the new challenges that lie ahead.”Michelle has since expanded her horizons and pursued her passion for acting, she recently played the part of ‘Liv’ in Lenny Abrahamson’s critically acclaimed, award winning film What Richard Did and has just finished filming independent Irish film The Hit Producer where she played the lead role, ‘Katelin Ballantine’. Michelle will join Karen Koster, Glenda Gilson and Lisa Cannon from this Monday 25th November. Commenting on the appointment of Michelle, TV3 Group Head of Daytime Victoria O’Brien said: “Michelle is a great addition to the Xposé team. Her experience, her attitude and her personality will be a huge asset to Xposé. Her audition blew us out of the water and there is no question that Michelle is the one for Xposé. I know our viewers will warm to her to very quickly as she brings her own style and character to the team.”Xposé airs weekdays at 6pm on TV3.DONEGAL WOMAN UNVEILED AS THE NEW FACE OF TV3 was last modified: November 21st, 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:exposeGlengadMichelle DohertyTV3last_img read more