Davao del Norte native rules 5K run in Batang Pinoy Mindanao leg

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Zamboanga City also showed its might in karatedo with three golds courtesy of Hanica Regino (girls 11-12 intermediate kata) and Jullian Pueblo (boys 12-13 intermediate kata pool A and C).Duplicating Zamboanga’s feat at the NCCC mall were Mary Geerica Galsing (girls 8-9 intermediate kata), Christian John Borongan (boys 12-13 intermediate kata Pool B) and Marcu Noel Pacapac (boys 8-9 advance kata) for Calamba, Misamis Occidental.Swimmer John Alexander Talosig increased his gold-medal production to four after besting the field in the boys 13-15 200m freestyle (2:05.43) and 15-under 400m individual medley (5:00.58).The 14-year-old from Southern Christian College eatlier won the boys 13-15 200m IM (2:19.74) and 15-under 1500m free (17:52.25).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Either Ormoc City or Tagbilaran in Bohol will host the 2020 Batang Pinoy National Finals.Gumban got off his bunk as early as three hours before the race and defeated Lordy Salpid of General Santos City (19:05.07) and Rome Laviste Jr. of Davao del Sur (19:12.66).He intends to pull off a hat-trick by winning the steeplechase and 1500m at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex track oval before the meet organized by the Philippine Sports Commission ends Sunday.Mary Joy Mancera of Davao del Sur shared the spotlight with Gumban after dominating the girls’ discus throw (26.28 meters) while Rona Bacus of Cagayan de Oro asserted herself in the girls’ triple jump (11.01 meters).Zamboanga City was a force in pencak silat with 13 gold medals, overwhelming South Cotabato and General SantosCity, which collected six gold apiece.ADVERTISEMENT TAGUM CITY—Aaron Gumban’s golden dream ended in tatters in the previous Batang Pinoy national finals.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers The 14-year-old from Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte got his chance for redemption after blazing the trail in the boys’ 5000-meter run on Thursday in the Mindanao qualifying leg of the sportsfest in search of the finest athletes age 15 years old and younger.“I ran in the finals last year, but didn’t finish the race,” said Gumban in Filipino after topping his event in 17 minutes and 14 seconds to retain the title he captured in the qualifiers in 2018 Oroquieta City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Grade 8 long-distance runner from Sto. Tomas National High School injured his foot during the finals in Baguio City last year.“I’ll come in prepared for the finals, I don’t want to waste this opportunity again,’’ said Gumban, who ruled the same event last week in the Davao Regional Athletic Association meet. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Alex Cabagnot happy to see former players Diego Dario, Paul Desiderio in the PBA View commentslast_img read more

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Beckham could be sidelined a month

first_imgThe 31-year-old hurt his right knee during Real Madrid’s 1-1 tie with Getafe on Sunday when his momentum following a crossing pass took him into an advertising sign behind the goal. He limped off the field, and a scan Monday revealed the injured ligament. “Obviously, we hope it’s not a serious injury so he can get back to helping Real Madrid challenge for the title,” Galaxy general manager Alexi Lalas said. “We do not expect this injury to affect his arrival in Los Angeles or his debut with the Galaxy.” MADRID, Spain – David Beckham’s return to form has taken a new twist, a bad twist of his right knee. The Galaxy-bound midfielder will be sidelined for about a month after hurting a knee ligament during a Spanish League game last weekend, an injury that eliminated his chance of being recalled to England’s national team for upcoming European Championship qualifiers. Beckham missed three games in November because of an injured left knee, which he hurt at the World Cup. Beckham agreed in January to a five-year contract with the Galaxy worth about $27.5 million in base salary. His contract with Real Madrid ends June 30, and the Galaxy expect he will join the team in August. Beckham was taken off in the 69th minute, 37 minutes after teammate Jose Antonio Reyes was carried off on a stretcher after hurting his left knee. Beckham, famous for his bending free kicks and long passes, has 17 goals in 94 appearances for England. He was captain for 58 and stepped down after England was eliminated by Portugal in last year’s World Cup quarterfinals when Beckham limped off with an Achilles’ tendon injury. He has not played for England since. Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello benched him from Dec. 20 until Feb. 10. When Beckham first agreed to a contract with the Galaxy, the coach said he wouldn’t play for Real Madrid again, but Capello then changed his mind. center_img England plays at Israel on March 24 in a 2008 European Championship qualifier, and then visits Andorra four days later. The English team is tied for third place in Group E and trails Croatia and Russia. Only the top two nations in the group qualify. 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

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2 key managers quit posts in La Mirada

first_img“It’s just a better offer,” said Welch, who lives in unincorporated Eastvale, near Riverside. “It’s closer to home. It’s in my area of expertise.” He was hired by La Mirada in 2000 as a community services coordinator in charge of the gymnasium. Welch was promoted in that department and became public safety manager in July 2005. Travis said both DiMario and Welch were assets to the city. While disappointed that they are leaving, Travis said she understands their reasons. “I support them,” she said. “John’s done a great job. He has done a lot to improve our shopping centers and added to the city’s housing with the development of projects like Breezewood.” Travis said she is now recruiting for a redevelopment project manager and wants to fill that position first before tackling how or whether to replace DiMario. Ann Haraksin, the city’s current public information officer, will handle public safety on an interim basis, Travis added. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA – City Hall is losing two top managers – Assistant City Manager John DiMario and Public Safety Manager Ric Welch. DiMario had been with the city full time since 1989. He grew up in La Mirada, began his career with the city as a part-time maintenance worker, and was hired full time in 1989 as an administrator’s aide in the Community Resources Department. He became assistant city manager in 2001, taking charge of community development, including building, planning and redevelopment. His last day with the city was Friday. He said he made a “personal decision” to leave. City Manager Andrea Travis said DiMario told her he planned to pursue other, unspecified interests. “It’s time to move on,” DiMario said. “It’s been great in La Mirada,” he added. “I have fond memories of all the time I had there. There are great people there.” He said he plans to continue in government work and is currently looking for a job. Welch, whose last day with the city will be Friday, has found a new job as parks director for the Jurupa Community Services District in unincorporated Riverside. last_img read more

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Yaya Toure in talks over free transfer move to Turkey

first_img Yaya Toure 1 Galatasaray are in talks with Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure over a proposed summer switch to the Turkish giants.The Ivory Coast international’s contract with City expires at the end of the season, meaning he is free to discuss terms with other clubs.And, according to Turkish news outlet Fanatik, Toure has emerged as Galatasaray’s prime target for the summer window.The report also states the Istanbul giants are currently in negotiations with Toure’s representatives over a possible summer switch.With Wesley Sneijder nearing an exit, Galatasaray are on the lookout for a new playmaker and believe the 33-year-old Toure is the ideal replacement.The former Barcelona midfielder has three assists and six goals for City this season, but it is uncertain if he will be offered a new deal by Pep Guardiola.last_img read more

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Loftus-Cheek to finally start? Predicted Chelsea line-up for Vidi clash

first_img 2 punished Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Now, they are looking to make it two wins from two against Vidi, who look likely to become Group L’s whipping boys.The Hungarian minnows were beaten 2-0 at home by BATE Borisov in their opening fixture and now face their toughest test of the tournament at Stamford Bridge.Here’s talkSPORT’s predicted line-up: silverware Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Ross Barkley and Alvaro Morata will likely feature for Chelsea Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Chelsea are expected to field a second-string side for what will quite possibly be the easiest match of their entire season.Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are the only minor doubts for the Blues as both will face late tests to determine their fitness.Apart from that, Maurizio Sarri has a pretty much full-strength side to choose from against Vidi, however he likely won’t utilise it.Expect appearances from the likes of Willy Caballero, Victor Moses and even Alvaro Morata. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining Chelsea take on Hungarian outfit MOL Vidi in their first Europa League home match of the 2018/19 season.The Blues have returned to the competition for the first time since winning it in 2013, and got their campaign off to a victorious start at PAOK two weeks ago. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REAL DEAL Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Latest Chelsea News Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REVEALED gameday cracker JIBE Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea 2 targets last_img read more

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WHAT A CLOSE SHAVE – THE GOATS ARE BACK…..15 YEARS LATER!

first_imgIt was as if they’d never been away.Forget U2, The Script or Oxegen for that matter. There was only one place to be on Saturday night and that was the Ionaid Sport na Rosann in Dungloe for the return of Donegal’s finest ‘Goats Don’t Shave.’There truly was gold in them there hills as the Goats shook every chicken ranch this side of The Gap as music fans of all ages got down and sweaty.It seems like an eternity since the boys rocked The Late Late Show and became cult heroes across Donegal, but the revival has started.The wall may still be around old Donegal but at least the music is good……! ALL PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF JOHN RAFFERTY.EndsWHAT A CLOSE SHAVE – THE GOATS ARE BACK…..15 YEARS LATER! 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:Goats Dont Shavelast_img read more

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30-FOOT WHALE WASHED UP ON BEACH

first_imgENVIRONMENTAL investigators fear a whale washed up on beach today could have been killed by fishing nets.The 30-foot whale was found on a beach in Raghly in north county Sligo.Sligo County Council have despatched staff to the area to seal off the beach before a full investigation tomorrow morning. 30-FOOT WHALE WASHED UP ON BEACH was last modified: November 29th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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

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‘THUGS WHO ROB ELDERLY WILL LEAVE IN PINE BOXES OR PLASTIC BAGS’ – MEETING TOLD

first_img>>>> RIGHT: Some of the huge crowd which turned out last night to discuss the break-insMore than 1,500 people last night sent a stern warning to thugs who are terrorising and robbing elderly people in their own homes.The meeting, held in the Manorcunningham Resource Centre, was one of the most passionate and vocally-charged held in Donegal in recent years. It heard personal stories from elderly people who have been left prisoners in their homes by gangs operating in the Manor, Raphoe, St Johnston, Convoy, Carrigans and surrounding areas.Organiser Tony Morning addresses the meeting.The meeting heard pledges totaling €10,000 for solid information leading to the arrest of those responsible for carrying out the robberies.Organiser Tony Morning said he was overwhelmed by the huge turn-out.“This goes to show how we will not be beaten by these vermin. We will beat them and we will them out of our communities. They will be eradicated,” he said. Among those who spoke was Tom McKean, the nephew of Suzy and Isa Arthur who were attacked and terrorised in their St Johnston home last year.A minute’s silence was held for Suzy, 89, who passed away last October as a result of her injuries sustained in the July attack.“I hope the Gardai get whoever was responsible for attacking Suzy and Isa.“And when they did I will go to the court and I will tell the Judge not to go lenient on them,” said Tom choking back tears.Speaker after speaker told horror stories of how they had been attacked by gangs in their homes.An emotional Tom McKean, nephew of Suzy and Isa Arthur, speaks at the meeting.They included John Gillen who had a gun smashed in his face. Others included Katie Sweeney who was also terrorised.Another man Donal Deeney recounted how he was visiting an elderly man in Castlefin when four men burst in through the door.He spoke in a hushed tone when he revealed how the raiders warned them they would pout a kettle of boiling water over both of them if they did not reveal where the safe was.They eventually got away with €12. Organiser Tony Morning said he wanted to hear positive and constructive contributions about how the homes of the elderly could be made safer.Local election candidate John O’Donnell from Kilmacrennan said he had met with Martin Hilferty from Orbit Security in advance of last night’s meeting.He had been assured by the security company owner that he will supply alarms to the elderly at cost price.Others argued about the benefits of installing lights.Some of the elderly people attacked in their own homes.Businessman and former politician Jim Devenney from Newtown revealed he had been a victim of theft and had lost €15,000.He pleaded “These people up on this stage are the salt of the earth. They are in the twilight of their years and they do not deserve this.“They deserve peace and quiet at this time of their lives and we must help them to have that,” he said.Other speakers included councillors Frank McBrearty, Tom Crossan, Michael McBride, Liam Blaney and Gerry Crawford.The meeting became quite vocal when local Detective Garda Sgt Michael Galvin was asked how far people could go to protect their homes.Detective Michael Galvin speaks to the crowd.Sgt Galvin assured the crowd that a huge amount of resources was being put into catching the people behind the aggravated burglaries.He revealed that he is a resident of Manor for ten years and that he would like nothing better than to see these “thugs” brought to justice.“Some of our staff are even coming in on their time off to work on these cases,” he said.But he advised people that they must act within the law.Other people from the floor said that while Gardai may be trying their best to bring offenders before the courts, the judiciary was letting them off with lenient sentences.Three large buckets were also handed around which were filled generously in a bid to keep the campaign up and running.Organiser Tony Morning declared that this was just the start of a long fightback by the community.He finished by telling the meeting defiantly “The message should go out to these vermin, to this scum – come to our doors again and you will leave in a pine box or in plastic bags.”‘THUGS WHO ROB ELDERLY WILL LEAVE IN PINE BOXES OR PLASTIC BAGS’ – MEETING TOLD was last modified: February 13th, 2014 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:break-insCarrigansGardaiManorNewtownRaphoerobberiesTony Morninglast_img read more

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LISA ORSI PASSES AWAY AS MUM AND DAD PAY TRIBUTE TO BUBBLY, CARING GIRL

first_imgLISA Orsi has passed away. The family of the 22-year-old has donated her organs so other lives can be saved and today publicly thanked Pat the Cope Gallagher for his help over the past few weeks.Lisa’s mum Sharon posted this picture to social media with the simple message: Goodnight all.xxxx In a statement Sharon and Lisa’s dad Dennis said: “Lisa was a bubbly, caring person whose infectious joy for life endeared her to so many people. We take comfort in their prayers and well-wishes at this time.“Even in this dark hour we can look to take solace from knowing that even in her death Lisa’s generosity has brought new life to others and given them a second chance.“It would be impossible to thank everyone personally who has helped over the past two weeks.“However, as a family, we would like to thank her best friends, Eve King & Sinead McElhinney, the clubs, schools and so many others at home in Ireland for their spontaneous outpouring of love and support. “This includes her childhood school, Saint Patrick’s and St Brigid’s College, and Salford University alumni.“We would like to thank Lisa’s boss, Limin Yong, who has provided so much guidance and assistance to ourselves and Lisa during this difficult time.“The management and her colleagues at Bright Vision Hospital have also been so considerate and we thank them for their kindness.“The medical team at Siloam Hospital, Surabaya, who initially treated Lisa and the staff at Singapore General Hospital have provided excellent medical care. They have treated Lisa with great compassion and we will be forever appreciative of their efforts.“We brought Lisa back to Singapore as it is a place that is so very dear to her heart. She has always spoken of it as a second home and we have been so grateful to receive a homecoming welcome from her Singapore brothers and sisters. “Lisa has been very fortunate to be surrounded by friends both from her working life and her club-mates from the Singapore Gaelic Lions. Gaelic Football has been a childhood passion for Lisa and we are overwhelmed by all that her GAA family have done for her.“It is also important to express our gratitude to local representatives in Ireland Pat Ramsey MLA, Pat “The Cope” Gallagher and the staff at the Irish embassies in both Indonesia and Singapore.“Their help has been invaluable and we thank them for their ongoing efforts to assist Lisa and the Orsi family.“As a family, our next eventual task is to arrange a smooth repatriation. Therefore, we would ask that you keep Lisa in your thoughts and prayers, while respecting our space and privacy at this time.” Lisa suffered an adverse reaction while trekking in Indonesia last month and had been on life-support since.She was transferred to Singapore where she had been living and where the operation to donate nine of her organs took place this morning.LISA ORSI PASSES AWAY AS MUM AND DAD PAY TRIBUTE TO BUBBLY, CARING GIRL was last modified: March 6th, 2015 by John2Share 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:deadLIsa Orsilast_img read more

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All options being explored to resolve Tory Island ferry issue – Department

first_imgThe Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is planning to arrange a meeting with the people of Tory Island next week in a bid to resolve the ferry service issue. A public meeting was held in Toraigh on Friday, 19 January, attended by Minister of State McHugh and officials from the Department.The islanders expressed their concerns about the suitability of a replacement ferry due to come into use this April. The ‘new’ ferry to replace the 25 years old Tormór is said to be over 40 years old and the community is concerned about the vessel’s ability to navigate the seas.The Department issued this response following last week’s meeting:“Having listened to what the islanders had to say, the Departmental representatives committed to giving further consideration to the concerns raised and to revert to the islanders then.“The Department continues to examine possible options to resolve the complex issues raised, but this process is still ongoing.  The Department hopes to be in a position to contact Comharchumann Thoraí to arrange a meeting next week.”  All options being explored to resolve Tory Island ferry issue – Department was last modified: January 26th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Department of Culture Heritage and the GaeltachtferryTory Islandlast_img read more

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