Alora determined to finally beat Cambodian rival if they meet in AIMAG

first_imgMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ A familiar face, though, could stand in her way once again with Cambodian Sorn Seavmey also in the competition and Alora is looking to turn in a different result if they meet.“Of course it still hurts,” said Alora in a round table discussion at College of St. Benilde on Thursday. “But I need to move on and keep fighting because I might face her once more.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Right now, I want to beat her but the Aimag is bigger than the SEA Games and I want to get a podium finish.”Seavmey beat Elora 13-6 in the final of the women’s kyorugi -73 kilogram event marking the fourth straight time the Filipina lost to her Cambodian opponent. 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning startcenter_img Rio Olympians Kirstie Alora (left) and Hidilyn Diaz during a roundtable discussion at College of St. Benilde. Photo by Bong LozadaFilipino jin Kirstie Alora said she still feels the pain of losing in the gold medal match in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games two games ago.But with new challenge coming up in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from September 17-27, Alora is determined to leave her Malaysia frustrations behind.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments A costly, catty dispute finally settled UAAP Season 80 Preview: New look, same goals for FEU Tamaraws Alora, who will stay in her weight division, said her disappointment in the SEA Games will be her motivation come the Aimag.“The Aimag is bigger than the SEA Games, and the loss was a learning experience for me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Japan boxing boss throws in towel after mobster scandal

first_imgJapan Amateur Boxing Federation President Akira Yamane (R) bows at a press conference to announce his resignation in Osaka on August 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUTThe long-ruling supremo of amateur boxing in Japan announced his resignation Wednesday, throwing in the towel after weeks of media frenzy over a range of scandals including bout-rigging, ties to a mobster and misusing grants.Bowing deeply at a news conference carried live on national TV, Akira Yamane apologized to Japanese boxers whose hopes of participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics might have been dealt a knock-out blow by his admitted ties with an underworld figure.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil He has openly admitted pressuring one boxer into sharing a public grant with two others who did not win it.And he has acknowledged on live television his decades of friendship with the retired head of an organized crime group, asserting that they have not done anything bad together.That argument, however, did not fly well with authorities, including Japan Sports Agency commissioner Daichi Suzuki who on Tuesday called for Yamane’s resignation.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “I resign today,” said Yamane, dubbed the “don” of Japan’s amateur boxing world since he took over the federation in 2011, sporting his trademark sunglasses.“To athletes, I apologize as the president of this body for this problem. Please, if in the future, you become unable to participate in the Tokyo Olympics, there will be the next Olympics. Please work toward that,” said the 78-year-old.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In addition to the alleged misconduct, Yamane has come under intense public scrutiny for his gruff manner and snappy dress sense.Other boxing officials have accused him of pressuring judges to favor fighters from Nara in western Japan, where he is from — a charge Yamane denies. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ View comments Facial ID system for Tokyo Olympics unveiled Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

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Midget Predators performed well on the road over the weekend

first_imgThe Predators fell 4-3 to the Cougars.On Saturday, they were off to Kamloops to face the Kamloops team.The Predators led the scoring 2-1 in the 1st period:#8 Keagan Goulet assist: #6 Coralyn Nichol, #11 Kaelie MortonAdvertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Midget Northeast B.C. Predators female hockey team was on the road over the weekend in Prince George and Kamloops.First stop was Friday night in Prince George as they faced the AA Bantam Cougars.The Cougars scored two goals in the first and two goals in the third while the Predators scored one goal each period:- Advertisement -#8 Keagan Goulet from #20 Jerzi Westgate#17 Maria Ayre from #21 Bralin Willich & #20 Jerzi Westgate#29 Madison Fell from #12 Kasey DitnerPreds goaltender #1 Cheree Peters saved a penalty shot from the Cougars in the first period.Predators pulled their goalie near the end of the third in an attempt to tie it up but couldn’t get the tying goal.Advertisement The Predators beat Kamloops 4-3.Their home game for this weekend was cancelled by Grande Prairie AA Storm due to injuries. Next on the schedule is a trip down South to Surrey Wickfest. #18 Hannah Piket assist: #5 Payton Rogers, #12 Kasey DitnerBoth teams added one to the scoreboard in the 2nd period; Preds goal scored by:#29 Madison Fellassist: #12 Kasey Ditner, #22 Crysten RogersThird Period had two more goals from each team, Kamloops called a timeout late in the period, the game ended with a final score 5-4 for the Preds:#16 Mikayla Loewenassist: #18 Hannah Piket, #11 Kaelie Morton#9 Jordyn Larsonassist: #8 Keagan Goulet, #6 Coralyn NicholPredators goalie, #1 Cheree PetersThe Predators beat Kamloops 5-4.Advertisement On Sunday, the Predators faced Kamloops again for game two of the series.Predators had a great start in the first period putting two between the pipes late in the period while Kamloops didn’t manage to get anything by Preds goalie #1 Cheree Peters.Preds Goals in the first:#21 Bralin Willichassist: #20 Jerzi Westgate, #8 Keagan Goulet#22 Crysten Rogersassist: #19 Beth Connelly, #15 Jaycee BirdSecond Period Kamloops put two in the net to tie up the game, but the Predators answered back taking the lead 3-2.#13 Payton Bowenassist: #9 Jordyn LarsonPredators came into the third period hungry for the win scoring in the first 2 minutes:#17 Maria Ayreassist: #13 Payton Bowen, #9 Jordyn LarsonAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Tornadoes turn deadly in Alabama

first_imgAfter the storm passed, she found the hallway she was in was spared, but a roof and wall collapsed on students in another hallway. “People didn’t know where to go. They were trying to lead us out of the building. I kept seeing people with blood on their faces,” Garcia said. More than 50 people were hospitalized as the violent storm front crossed the state. One person died elsewhere in Enterprise and one in rural Millers Ferry, where a separate storm wrecked mobile homes, Richardson said. Officials opened shelters for those whose homes were damaged. The state sent in about 100 National Guardsmen, along with emergency personnel, lights and generators. The high school, about 75 miles south of Montgomery, “appears to have been right in the path,” said Paul Duval, a meteorologist with National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Fla., which monitors southeast Alabama. The force of the storm blew the windows out of cars and buses in the parking lot. Martha Rodriguez, a 15-year-old sophomore, said she had left the school about five minutes before the storm hit. When she returned, a hall at the school had collapsed, she said. “The stadium was destroyed and there were cars tipped over in the parking lot and trees were ripped out. There were trees and wood everywhere. It was just horrible,” she said. At Millers Ferry, 66 miles west of Montgomery, mobile homes were flipped over and trees downed, said Bernadine Williams in the Wilcox County emergency management office. “The clouds were so dark that all the lights out here came on,” said Walter Thornton, who works at the airport in Enterprise, 75 miles south of Montgomery. President George W. Bush was briefed on the tornadoes by senior staffers and called Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, White House spokeswoman Dana Perrino said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency was working with officials in both states, she said. In Caulfield, Mo., resident Rick Jarvis heard the storm ripping through his gas station around dawn. His home next door suffered just minor damage, but the twister, described by witnesses as a fat black column, shredded the business, ripping down its roof and back wall. “It sounded like a herd of horses tearing up stuff. When I came out, it was done,” said Jarvis, 48. As the system pushed eastward Thursday night, tornado watches remained in effect in eastern Alabama and also were posted in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The tornadoes were the second to devastate a portion of the South this year. In early February, tornadoes ripped through a 30-mile path in central Florida, killing 21 and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ENTERPRISE, Ala. – Tornadoes ripped through Alabama and killed at least seven people Thursday, including five at a high school where students became pinned under debris when a roof collapsed, state officials said. As night fell, crews dug through piles of rubble beneath portable lights at Enterprise High School, looking for other victims. “The number could very well increase as the search effort continues through the night,” state emergency management spokeswoman Yasamie Richardson said. The burst of tornadoes was part of a larger line of thunderstorms and snowstorms that stretched from Minnesota to the Gulf Coast. Authorities blamed a tornado for the death of a 7-year-old girl in Missouri, and twisters also were reported in Kansas. In the chaotic hours after the storm, reports about the death toll varied widely. At one point, state officials said as many as 18 people were dead. Richardson later said miscommunication at the scene was to blame. “Any time you have a disaster of this magnitude, there is confusion at the scene,” Richardson said. The storm struck at the high school around 1:15 p.m., and Richardson said some students were still trapped three hours later. Erin Garcia, a 17-year-old senior, said students had gathered in hallways around 11 a.m. as a precaution. School officials wanted to send them home around 1 p.m., she said, but the weather turned bad and sirens wailed. Then, she said, the lights went out. “I was just sitting there praying the whole time,” she said. last_img read more

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New bond measure on ballot

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Palmdale and Lancaster school districts also had been considering pursuing bond elections in June, but Palmdale trustees decided Tuesday not to do so at this time, and Lancaster school administrators are advising against it. Lancaster and Palmdale officials both cited concern over potentially jeopardizing their eligibility for state hardship funding to pay for building schools. Palmdale Deputy Superintendent Lori Ordway-Peck said board members felt that seeking a bond might compromise the district’s ability to qualify for hardship funding. “If we have money, if we were to successfully go for a bond, the state would look on that as the ability to build schools,” Ordway-Peck said. With no money, the state would be more willing to give the district hardship funds, which provides a 100 percent grant, though it doesn’t cover the entire cost of building a school, as opposed to a 50 percent state match for local bond funds, Ordway-Peck said. LANCASTER – Westside Union School District will ask voters in June to approve a $55 million bond measure to build new elementary and middle schools and improve existing campuses. The bond proposal will be on the same ballot as a $177 million bond measure for the Antelope Valley Union High School District to build new two new high schools. “The high school district is moving forward on theirs. I don’t know if that will hurt us,” Westside trustee Gwen Farrell said. “It’s really tough. The state says this is what you have to do to build schools. You find yourself in a crunch with elementary and high school districts. We could complement each other, we could hurt each other.” The Westside board voted unanimously at Tuesday’s meeting to place the bond measure on the June 6 ballot for voters in west Palmdale, west Lancaster, Quartz Hill, Leona Valley and Antelope Acres. The bond measure, if approved, would cost property owners about $27 per $100,000 assessed valuation annually. “We got a hardship application in for two elementary schools. We don’t want to jeopardize that,” Lancaster Superintendent Steve Gocke said. “If you have other money, then you lose hardship. Hardship money is pretty much a sure thing; a bond isn’t.” Westside will pursue passage of its bond under Proposition 39, which California voters approved in 2000 to allow school construction bonds under certain conditions to pass with a 55 percent majority vote, rather than two-thirds of the vote. Westside has come up with a wish list of about 16 projects that would cost about $200 million. A district oversight committee will prioritize the list to determine which projects will be tackled first. “The top priority would be building schools,” Farrell said. On the proposed list are two elementary schools to be located probably northwest of Quartz Hill where many homes are being built; two elementary campuses for the Del Sur Ranch master-plan community and conversion of Del Sur School into a middle school; three elementary schools for the Anaverde master-plan community in southwest Palmdale; and two elementary and one middle school for the Ritter Ranch master-plan community west of Anaverde. The list also includes improving technology and student access to computers; modernizing Cottonwood, Quartz Hill, and Rancho Vista schools; expanding Leona Valley School; upgrading the running track at Joe Walker Middle School; and refurbishing the gym at Hillview Middle School. “It’s the only source we have to build schools. Under current law, even with the state funds that we get, it is not 50-50 match anymore. It’s more like 30 to 40 percent match. We need local bonds, developer fees and state funding,” Farrell said. Westside estimates soaring construction costs will result in new elementary schools costing $18 million to $20 million each. By contrast, Esperanza School, which opened in August 2003, cost about $12 million to build. A Westside survey showed that about 60 percent of voters would support paying an annual tax of $27 to help pay for school construction. The survey showed that support declined to 55 percent when the assessment was increased to $30. Westside district voters in June 1989 narrowly approved an $8.5 million bond measure, passed with 23 votes more than the minimum two-thirds then necessary. In 1998, district voters approved extending the school construction tax to 2026 to raise $14.7 million. The current bond tax started at $30 per $100,000 assessed value but has since dropped to about $18 because there are more homes and higher average values, district officials said. The total residential and commercial assessed valuation in the district is about $5 billion. To help finance school construction, Westside has been forming special tax districts, which allow developers to pass on to homeowners school-building fees rather than pay them before houses are built. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.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 read more

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CHILD MODELS WANTED FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL CAMPAIGN FOR MAJOR RETAILER

first_imgFEATURES: Karen Gorman Casting are looking for around 8-10 child models aged 5 – 16 years for a Back-to-School campaign for a major retailer.Images will be featured in the 2016 Back-to-School catalogue and in-store for up to 3 months. The shoot would be no longer than 1 day per model, taking place in Kildare.Anyone interested in applying should send 2 close-up photos (1 with smile, 1 with no smile) and 1 full length shot with your name, age, height in centimetres, your clothing size and shoe size.The shots can be taken on a phone, but they should be taken in good light, clearly showing the subject’s face with no hats or shades, etc. Please make sure shots are recent with current hair-cut, etc as we will be making decisions based on these shots.It’s also very important that we know your exact height as there will be a number of set-ups for pairs and groups which are height specific – so please check this before applying and make sure the information is all accurate. For full length photo, candidates should be dressed in school uniform or similar attire, but no need to look too neat / tidy as the shots will be very relaxed and we’re looking for personalities to come across.Please send applications to karengormancasting@gmail.com by Friday 10th June at 6pmECT: Please put model’s name and age in the subject bar – eg: “SAM – 10”INCLUDE:1) Close Up Shot with smile2) Close Up shot with no smile3) Full Length Shot4) Exact Height in CMs5) Clothing Sizes6) Shoe Size7) Contact Details for Parent / GuardianOnly fully completed applications can be considered and we can only get back to successful applicants.The very best of luck!CHILD MODELS WANTED FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL CAMPAIGN FOR MAJOR RETAILER was last modified: June 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Back to schoolchildrenFeaturesMajor RetailerModelsnewslast_img read more

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DDTV: GAA’S VIDEO ‘THANK YOU’ AFTER CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

first_imgTHIRTY-TWO counties – two different codes – and a whole lot of glory and despair.The GAA has made this short video as a thank you to the fans.Click to play.     DDTV: GAA’S VIDEO ‘THANK YOU’ AFTER CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 was last modified: October 4th, 2012 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) Tags:DDTV: GAA’S VIDEO ‘THANK YOU’ AFTER CHAMPIONSHIP 2012last_img read more

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DR McKENNA CUP: FROM CROKER TO BREWSTER – DONEGAL GET READY FOR FERMANAGH TONIGHT

first_imgDONEGAL’S All-Ireland win will be left firmly in 2012 as Jim McGuinness takes his squad to the home county of his No2 Rory Gallagher in the Dr McKenna Cup tonight.Just nine of the squad which brought Sam back to the hills will be on the 21-man panel for the game under floodlights at Brewster Park in EnniskillenPaul Durcan, Dermot Molloy, Gary McFadden, Thomas McKinley, Daniel McLaughlin, Marty Boyle, Stephen Griffin, Adrian Hanlon and Michael Boyle will all travel for the game. The rest of the squad arrived home from Dubai yesterday where training camps on the beach were part of the holiday break. DR McKENNA CUP: FROM CROKER TO BREWSTER – DONEGAL GET READY FOR FERMANAGH TONIGHT was last modified: January 9th, 2013 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) Tags:DR McKENNA CUP: FROM CROKER TO BREWSTER – DONEGAL GET READY FOR FERMANAGH TONIGHTlast_img read more

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Same story for the Raiders: A second-half breakdown and no pass rush in loss to Broncos

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.DENVER — Jon Gruden leaned up against a wall in the visitors locker room next to his starting quarterback’s locker 20 minutes after Sunday’s game ended. The two conversed briefly, about what exactly is unknown, but Derek Carr said his head coach remained positive after the game, a brutal 20-19 loss to the Broncos in which the Raiders only trailed for six seconds.Gruden wore his patented Gruden grimace postgame, but …last_img read more

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Giants, closer Will Smith agree to new contract

first_imgGiants closer Will Smith, who has been the subject of trade rumors this winter, agreed to a one-year, $4.225 deal with the team on Friday, USA Today reported.The 29-year-old left-hander, who supplanted Hunter Strickland as San Francisco’s closer in the second half of 2018, enjoyed a big season for the Giants. Smith had impressive numbers this past season, which he ended with a 2.55 ERA to go along with a 0.98 WHIP.Even though Smith is under contract now, there remains a possibility he could …last_img read more

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