‘Disappointed’ Amit says Centeno deserves the gold

first_imgChezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition Sunday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — It was a heartbreaker for Rubilen Amit in the Southeast Asian Games women’s 9-ball final Sunday.“I asked God, if I lose, does it have to be this painful?,” said the 35-year-old in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueescenter_img PH wins bronze in sepak takraw men’s doubles “She deserves the gold medal. She came back from 2-5 and played steady,” said Amit. “But I can’t deny I was really disappointed. Give me the whole day to feel bad about it.”Amit said she’s preparing for the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games next month.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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) The two-time World 10-ball champion had two options for the 6-ball on the far end of the table in the 13th and last rack.“I went for the high percentage, mathematically it’s the best choice,” said Amit who pocketed on the corner from right side of the table. She had all the intention of preparing for the 8-ball in back of the table.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’“I felt that I hit it well. And then I saw it (mother ball) fall on the side pocket,” said Amit, who yelled along with the people watching the match at KLCC Function Hall 4.But she didn’t want to take away the glory from her 18-year-old opponent. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dieslast_img read more

Ateneo rises

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending 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 Davao Occ win streak now at 6 The Lady Eagles were expected to cruise against the winless Lady Falcons.Instead the Lady Eagles encountered a team desperate to score its first win, dragging Ateneo to a five-set thriller that lasted for two hours and 45 minutes.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 Chriss“In the end it was all heart,” said Kat Tolentino who fired 28 points for Ateneo, including 20 attacks coming from all directions.It was Ateneo’s second game in as many days and under similar circumstances in its win over Iriga-Navy the day before, one where it had to be jolted by a surprisingly inspired opponent. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum On Saturday, Ateneo moved past Iriga-Navy, 25-19, 29-27, 25-14, while PetroGazz drubbed Adamson, 25-17, 25-20, 25-13, for its fourth win in seven games.Like Adamson, Iriga is winless in six starts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Ateneo-Motolite may have a problem with slow starts, but it certainly doesn’t have an issue finishing strong.Ateneo again proved its endgame strength after besting hard-fighting Adamson-Akari, 17-25, 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 15-12, Sunday night to register its second straight win in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “It doesn’t matter if you’re physically better or more talented, but what’s important is that you play your hearts out and come together as a team,” Tolentino added.Adamson has lost all its six games in the conference, but its level of play belied that, coming around against the triple towers of Ateneo—Tolentino, Maddie Madayag and Bea de Leon—to give the Lady Eagles troubles all night long.Unheralded spiker Bern Flora unloaded 26 points for the Lady Falcons who zoomed to an 8-0 start in the fourth that not even the Lady Eagles’ highly efficient system and individual talent could surmount.“We just can’t give up, and I guess we pushed ourselves very hard and remained patient,” said Tolentino of Ateneo’s finishing kick that ensured its fourth win in five outings.“We trusted each other knowing that we can play together and win as a team,” added Tolentino, referring to the fifth set which saw them leading 8-3 only to witness Adamson clawing back to within 8-9.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

FIGO, PHM to bolster cervical cancer prevention

first_imgThe International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics has partnered with the Public Health Ministry toFrom left: Dr Kavita Singh Coordinator of Chronic Disease; Dr Karen Boyle Deputy Chief Medical Officer; Dr Carl Niamatali; Professor Chittaranjan Narahari Purandare; Public Minister Health Dr, George Norton; Sarah Daniels, senior Medex; and Dr Ertenisa Hamilton, Director (ag) of Maternal Child Health Programmestrengthen the cervical cancer prevention programme locally.Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton on Thursday met with FIGO President Professor Chittaranjan Narahari Purandare to discuss details of the collaboration.FIGO is an organisation that brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynaecologists on a global basis.For over 60 years, this organisation has been collaborating with the world’s top health and donor bodies in developing countries and strengthening capacity through education and specialised training on various women’s health issues.The FIGO actively collaborates with global, national and regional organisations to promote the wellbeing of women and to raise the standards of practice in obstetrics and gynaecology, such as oncology, perinatal health, and safe motherhood.During the meeting, Professor Purandare assured the Minister that he will avail his organisations’ resources to enhance Guyana’s public healthcare system.In return, Minister Norton expressed gratitude to Professor Purandare for his interest in wanting to collaborate with Guyana. He noted that he is looking forward to future collaborations with FIGO to advance the health of Guyanese women, particularly in reducing maternal mortality and cervical cancer.The Public Health Ministry has sought assistance in improving existing protocols to screen women for cervical cancer and family planning policies particularly anti-contraceptives such as IUDs and injectables.The Ministry and FIGO are also hoping to collaborate with the Pan American Health Organisation and the World Health Organisation in developing a National Plan to reduce cervical cancer in Guyana.The Ministry currently offers free Visual Inspection using Acetic Acid screening for cervical cancer and cryogenic treatment for persons who are detected with cancerous legions. The Ministry also has a Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination programme for all girls between the ages of 11 and13.last_img read more

Harmon urges Magistrates to take note

first_imgProposed changes to ganja lawThe Coalition Government is now urging Magistrates to take notice of the proposed changes to the ganja law when imposing sentences in such matters.Though the Bill is still in its preparatory stage, Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon on Thursday said that since Government’s decision on the matter is clear, that is that custodial sentences for persons found with 30 grams or below of marijuana cannot be incarcerated, all Magistrates in Guyana should take note.“But in the interim, since it is clear what Government’s position is on this matter, I believe that there is some High Court ruling which says that Magistrates can take notice of situations like this and to exercise that discretion even now before the law becomes put into place so that it affects everybody. So I believe that it is something which our judiciary can take notice of, we are not saying that they have to do it but they can take notice of it and so the guidelines which they used for sentencing that this can be taken into consideration and the fact that the law is moving” Harmon said.According to Harmon, since Guyana’s prisons are filled with people being penalized for petty possession offenses, the National Assembly is seeking to have the new Bill read as quickly as possible.“In the present system under the Anti-Narcotics and Psychotropic substances act, a magistrate does not have a discretion, once you are found guilty, they have to sentence you and so this is why many of our prisons are piled up with young men who could have been doing something a bit more beneficial to society but they are piled up in there because of this. So we are hoping to have this matter dealt with in the National Assembly as quickly as possible…” Harmon assured.The existing Narcotic Drugs Act of 1988, which criminalizes marijuana use, does not have discretion when dealing with matters above a certain level. It mandates a three-year jail sentence for persons caught with the substance.Over the past few months however, several groups including politicians have called for the removal of custodial sentencing for small amounts of marijuana.This had stemmed from the sentencing of a 27-year-old man to three years for having eight grams of cannabis in his possession.The AFC had called on all legislators to move with alacrity in upgrading the laws of Guyana to ensure that custodial sentences for small quantities of marijuana are removed from the books in their entirety.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had also rallied around this proposal but maintained that he is not in favour of the legalisation of marijuana for commercial purposes.Jagdeo is however now slamming contending that the move – at this point – is in breach of the Constitution and the Caribbean Chief Justice (CCJ) ruling.According to the CCJ, the government should be in caretaker mode, since it was defeated by a no-confidence motion last year.At his press conference held on Thursday, Jagdeo, insisted that an illegal cabinet cannot approve the removal of custodial sentences for small amounts of marijuana.“We made it clear at the beginning, we said that the PPP would allow a conscience vote on the matter, we put it in our 2015 manifesto…we have been urging them, they had a bill from 2015 in Parliament and we are now in 2019, and they didn’t find time to discuss any of it and to bring it forward but they find time to increase their salaries and perks by 50-100% but now we are approaching elections suddenly marijuana become decriminalized” Jagdeo pointed.The Opposition has already condemned this move, saying that it is illegal and an attempt to mislead the public.Furthermore, the Opposition noted that the Coalition had four years to address the issue of removing custodial sentences for possession of small quantities of marijuana but failed to do so.last_img read more

Update – Mile 95 Road Closed

first_imgUpdate – The Mile 95 Road should re-open at 5:30pm.  The RCMP would like to thank the motoring public for their patienceThe Fort St. John RCMP are currently en route to a two vehicle accident on the Mile 95 road.There are reports of an accident invovling a loaded tanker truck and a low bed truck at around kilometre 20 on the Mile 95 road.  The accident occurred on a bridge near that location and is currently blocking traffic.  At this time there are no reports of any injuries.- Advertisement -The RCMP will notify the public when the road is re-opened.last_img read more

Pine Pass could open in two weeks

first_imgIt was a week ago today that the Peace Region was hit with the start of a three day rain storm that dumped about 115 millimeters at the local airport and more than 160 in the Pine Pass.However, there’s no precipitation in today’s forecast, so it looks like the Fort St. John area will officially finish the month with 176.5 millimeters.Again we note that breaks the previous alltime one month record of 145.5 set in 1939.Meantime, we’re now told it could be several more weeks before crews can clear all the road damage.The Vancouver Sun quotes a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure spokesman as saying it could be two weeks before Highway 97 between Mackenzie Junction and Chetwynd is reopened.Meantime, he also says it could be a week or more for remedial work to be completed between Chetwynd and Hudson’s Hope. Contractors and Ministry repair crews are facing as many as 26 Highway 29 problem spots, nearly a dozen of them listed as major.To access southern B.C., the ministry is still advising BC Peace Region motorists to use Highway 40 south of Grande Prairie.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Moscow urges locals not to drive ahead of World Cup

first_imgFans from the 32 participating nations will almost all either be based in Moscow or fly in and out of the sprawling and chronically congested megalopolis to the other 11 host venues.Moscow officials had insisted for months that they had planned everything out to make sure the city functioned like clockwork once the games begin.They sounded less confident on Tuesday.The city’s transportation department said some of Moscow’s busiest roads will have to be closed off to general traffic to make way for dignitaries arriving for the opening ceremony.“Due to the high number of events and the arrival of important guests, additional road restrictions are possible — especially in the city centre,” the transportation department said.The city said traffic cops will also be stopping traffic to make room for various FIFA delegations and busses shuttling in fans from Moscow’s four airports.“We strongly urge city residents to use city transport and to leave their cars at home for the coming days,” said the transportation department.“This will make your trips easier to plan.”Russia has inherited the Soviet-era practise of shutting down roads travelled by senior officials or visiting foreign dignitaries.Parts of Moscow crawls to a halt during morning and evening rush hour when President Vladimir Putin is sped to and from work.The roads are usually closed from the point of Putin’s departure outside Moscow to that of his arrival at the Kremlin as an extra precaution.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Luzhniki is one of two World Cup stadiums in congested Moscow © AFP/File / Dmitry SEREBRYAKOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 12 – Moscow authorities are pleading with locals not to drive in the runup to Thursday’s World Cup opening match to avoid causing gridlock in the city.The Russian capital of 12 million people is creaking at the seams as it starts receiving hundreds of thousands visitors for the month-long football final.last_img read more

Kane’s proven himself as a top-class striker at World Cup – Oxlade-Chamberlain

first_imgAnd ‘The Ox’ is confident we have a chance.“I definitely think we have the talent, there’s no doubting that,” the Liverpool star added.“A lot of it comes down to who turns up on the day.“I know the team have been working massively on being resilient and hard to beat, sticking together until the end – so far the boys shown that really well.“We’ve given ourselves the best chance and that’s all we can do.”Listen to a clip of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on England’s World Cup hopes above, or click here for the full interview!talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. And Oxlade-Chamberlain says Kane’s ability to continue his Spurs strike rate – having scored 41 goals this season – on the World Cup stage makes him one of the best on the planet right now.“We all know how capable he is of scoring, but to take it to the World Cup is what all top goalscorers try to do,” he told talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham.“He’s on a great run of form at the moment and long may that continue in this tournament.“He’s been brilliant leading the boys, not just vocally, but with his performances, which is massive.”Oxlade-Chamberlain also believes England have the players to compete with the best for World Cup glory this summer.After back-to-back wins over Tunisia and Panama, the excitement levels have reached fever-pitch back home and there are hopes the Three Lions can mount a challenge to end over 50 years of hurt. 2 England celebrate during Sunday’s 6-1 win over Panama England captain Harry Kane has cemented his status as one of the world’s best strikers by taking his club form to the World Cup, believes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.The Liverpool midfielder spoke exclusively to talkSPORT on Tuesday about his injury woe, missing out on the Champions League final and his heartbreak at being forced to watch England’s campaign from his sofa.And he heaped praise on Kane, who has led by example in Russia by doing what he does best – hitting the back of the net.The Tottenham striker is the World Cup’s leading marksman with five goals from the Three Lions’ first two games – including a hat-trick against Panama. Kane leaves the pitch in Nizhny Novgorod with the match ball 2last_img read more

Rhine Named MVC Women’s Basketball Newcomer Of The Week

first_imgST. LOUIS – Freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) was named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Newcomer of the Week for the first time in her career, the league office announced on Monday, Jan. 4. Rhine had an impressive debut in her first MVC games, averaging 15.0 points and 7.0 rebounds this past weekend. She recorded her second career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in just 18 minutes in the big win over Evansville. Against Southern Illinois, the forward finished with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting along with pulling down four rebounds and snagging two steals. Rhine is averaging 11.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in her first season as a Bulldog. Her scoring and rebounding averages rank 18th and ninth, respectively, in the conference. Drake travels to Missouri State on Jan. 8 with the game being streamed on ESPN3 and broadcast locally on on the radio on 1350 ESPN Des Moines.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Breaking: Gardai launch investigation after man viciously stabbed

first_imgGardai have launched an investigation after a man was viciously stabbed in Letterkenny.The man was attacked following an incident in the Fortwell area of the town.It is understood the man is a Polish national. The man was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital but his condition is not yet known.However, it is is not understood that the man’s injuries are life-threatening.Gardai have cordoned off the area of the attack and are carrying out a full forensic examination of the scene.Breaking: Gardai launch investigation after man viciously stabbed was last modified: February 9th, 2018 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:FortwellGardailetterkennyPOLISHSTABBEDlast_img read more