Hidilyn Diaz is latest Under Armour ambassador

first_imgFajardo on Thompson: We have to be aware where he is Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ The 25-year-old Diaz graced the UA Circuit Challenge along with MMA fighter AJ Matthews.The UA Challenge is a two-part event with the next one taking place at Greenbelt 3 on Saturday at 1pm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnIt will serve as a preliminary event to help prepare the participants of the regional fitness challenge UA ‘Test of Will,’ which is set to take place on March 25 & 26 at Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City. UA ‘Test of Will’ is on its second year and will be held in 6 countries namely Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines.  Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Participants in the ‘Test of Will’ will compete in a four-minute circuit consisting of Burpees, One Arm Thruster, TRX Rows and Sandbag Throw. Each competitor will be scored based on the maximum number of repetitions they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring man and woman of the national heats from each country will win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the regional finals happening in Kuala Lumpur on May 6.The overall champion of the regional finals will take home S$2,500 cash prize or around P88,000.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MMA fighter AJ Matthews, who is currently with Bellator, and Rio Olympics Silver Medalist for Weightlifting Hidilyn Diaz, gamely pose for photographers at the Under Armour Circuit Challenge at Robinson’s Magnolia. Diaz has been named as the latest Under Armour Ambassador. CONTRIBUTED PHOTORio Olympics silver medalist in weightlifting Hidlyn Diaz has just been named as the latest ambassador for sportswear giant Under Armour at the UA Circuit Challenge held at Robinson’s Magnolia over the weekend.Diaz claimed the Philippines’ first Olympic medal in 20 years.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View commentslast_img read more

Read More →

White, Chism, Brownlee return as PBA Imports

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another returnee, Wayne Chism, has signed with NLEX and Yeng Guiao, his former coach at Rain or Shine, and the former Best Import will try to do something he also failed to accomplish as an Elasto Painter: Win a title.Chism’s stint in the PBA last season ended abruptly when a knee injury had him playing just two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnBut the most celebrated returnee of all would have to be Justin Brownlee, who will suit up for two straight conferences for Barangay Ginebra, counting the Gin Kings’ defense of the season-ending Governors’ Cup.Brownlee, who saw action recently for Mighty Sports in Dubai, led the Kings to their first title in eight years last season when he drained the marginal three-pointer in Game 6 as Ginebra defeated Meralco. MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions LATEST STORIES Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incidentcenter_img Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Reigning three-time Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer, on the other hand, has signed up Korean Basketball League veteran Charles Rhodes as the Beermen gun for the second jewel of what could be a shot at a Grand Slam later in the year.Last season, the Beermen encountered import problems when original pick Tyler Wilkerson, then enjoying performances worthy of the Best Import award, had a run-in with coaching staff and was asked to leave.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James White will return to Mahindra for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup opening on March 17 and complete a task he and the Floodbuster came agonizingly close to accomplishing last season.“He’s in great shape,” coach Chris Gavina told the Inquirer recently as he brings back the talented White, a 6-foot-9 forward who took Mahindra to the playoffs last season.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Ceres gets underdog tag versus Tampines China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezonlast_img read more

Read More →

Kasparov wants to bring chess to 1M African schoolchildren

first_imgRussian chess legend and opposition activist Garry Kasparov wants to bring the game to one million children in Africa as a tool to sharpen their learning skills. AFPPARIS, France — Russia’s former world chess champion Garry Kasparov wants to bring the game to a million children in Africa as an educational tool to sharpen their learning skills and build confidence.“We have plenty of data collected from around the world… that proves beyond any doubt that classes with chess, especially at early age, 6 to 9, dramatically improve the skills of the kids… to learn how to process information and make decisions,” Kasparov told AFP in Paris.ADVERTISEMENT The Russian chess legend attended the launch on Thursday evening of the francophone branch of the Kasparov Chess Foundation, which will focus on Africa, initially in Morocco, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Madagascar.READ: Chess great Kasparov quits Russia over fears of probeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnChess “is a tool, not a recipe for all education problems, but it’s a very inexpensive and a very effective tool,” the 53-year-old champion of the game said.He also it was important to fight the prejudice “that only certain countries can produce champions. There was nothing that special about the Soviet Union, just a lot of attention from the state and infrastructures in place that could help to find talents.” Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Fighting jihadism in the Sahel: Life inside the military camps03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The foundation will identify some pilot schools in the African countries, provide them with learning kits and train some teachers in chess with the goal of reaching one million children over the next five years.Kasparov’s foundation has already introduced chess in school programmes around the world and he said he has found in developing countries that “there is more passion for success. They are willing to work harder.“I expect the same passion in Africa. We just have to create the conditions.”Kasparov, who became the youngest world chess champion in 1985 at age 22, and retired from the game in 2005.He has become involved in politics and human rights issues and is an outspoken critic of the regime of President Vladimir Putin. CBBADVERTISEMENT Feeling OK, Castro ready for return Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards View comments Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home MOST READlast_img read more

Read More →

Fajardo determined to find ways to stop hulking Smith

first_imgJune Mar Fajardo. PBA IMAGESJune Mar Fajardo admitted that TNT behemoth Joshua Smith is definitely one of the toughest guys he has ever faced in his young professional career.“He’s definitely one of the heaviest. You can see that he’s really that big,” the reigning three-time PBA MVP said in Filipino after San Miguel’s 104-102 Game 1 defeat in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Pogoy shrugs off nerves to get career best in first PBA Finals trip MOST READ Fajardo, who toiled for his 18 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks, got a reprieve in the second half when Smith’s left foot injury hampered him in two separate occasions. But Smith was still unstoppable down the stretch.Despite the heartbreaking loss, Fajardo opted to stay optimistic as he shifts his focus on Friday for Game 2.“TNT had a good defense, so it’s up to us to adjust. We have to rest, practice tomorrow, and bounce back,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fajardo had a tough time defending Smith in the post and that was evident when he failed to stop the burly reinforcement’s game-clinching hook shot with 1.6 seconds to spare.READ: Smith game-winner lifts TNT past San Miguel for 1-0 leadFEATURED 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’“He was able to make it,” Fajardo said of TNT’s crucial play down the stretch. “His hook shot is good, so we have to adjust on how to stop him. The game was really for them.”The KaTropa took the 1-0 series lead in the best-of-seven championship duel. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View commentslast_img read more

Read More →

Grace Kennedy Education Run targets $9.5 million

first_imgChief Executive Officer (CEO) of GraceKennedy Don Wehby said that the company is looking to use its GK Education 5K Run/Walk to aid its plan to send 10,000 children to school in the next few years. The Run/Walk, which is also officially sponsored by The Gleaner Company (Media) Ltd, gets under way at 6 a.m. on Sunday July 9 in downtown Kingston. Wehby said this year’s target is primarily to raise more funds. “We have set an aggressive target of $9.5 million to continue to assist children with their education,” Wehby said, during the media launch at GraceKennedy offices located at Harbour Street yesterday. “GraceKennedy is committed to education. We currently send 5,000 students to school, so I want by 2020 to send 10,000 students to school,” he added. “Every Jamaican should get the opportunity to be educated and that is what GraceKennedy stands for – helping to improve Jamaica. These events are my favourite,” the CEO said. Race Director Alfred ‘Franno’ Francis outlined the route for the meet. “The 5K road race starts at the corner of Port Royal Street and St George’s Lane, then left on to Duke Street, continuing on to Ocean Boulevard, left onto Port Royal Street on to Marcus Garvey Drive, turn around at the intersection of Rum Stores Road, then on to Water Lane. Then right on to Pechon Street, left onto Harbour Street, right on to Fleet Street, then right on to Port Royal Street to the finish line at the Hanover Street intersection,” he said. Francis added that the event that started 38 years ago, is the primary fundraiser for the educational programmes undertaken by the Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation. The activities will not be exclusive only to the roadways, as it was also announced that there will be a boat race. The entry fee for the 5K is $1,200 and awards will be presented immediately after the race. 5K ROUTElast_img read more

Read More →

The Wright View | Children at play

first_imgChildren at play is a subject that is very dear to my heart. This important part of a child’s life should be under the watchful eyes of adults who have not only a deep and sustained interest in the welfare of the child, but also the health of the child at play. The school environment is the best place for this supervised activity that is vital for the holistic development of the child. Last week, a British newspaper printed an article bemoaning the death of a 16-year-old child who took his own life after being rejected by a high profile Football team. A team that had recruited him as a 13 year old and pampered him (as a talented and great footballer), only, to reject him when the time came for him to graduate to the first team. The coroner at his inquest is quoted thus: “I think it is very difficult to build up hopes of a young man, and further to be dashed at a critical age when a boy becomes a man. To be found wanting in every way. It’s very cruel.” The youngster was “a bright and happy child who was a talented footballer”. Mark Wignall, writing in The Sunday Gleaner, highlights the case of a youngster from Red Hills Primary in 2007, who was transferred from Edith Dalton James High to a name-brand high school for the sole purpose of assisting his new school in winning at sports. Wignall reports on the work of Dr Lascelve ‘Muggy’ Graham, who has spent a lot of time highlighting the matter of name brand high schools with sporting prowess poaching the talent of student athletes of lesser known schools. Here is my story about how I came to be a disciple of Muggy Grahams’ group of like-minded adults who are bent on highlighting the wrongs of this unjust and unfair practice. Some years ago, concerned adults connected to a name brand high school with sporting prowess, asked me to examine a young man with a football injury, who despite multiple expensive investigations and consultations with different medical experts, was just not getting any better. After examination and review of his previous investigations, I had the opportunity to have a one on one conversation with the young man without the presence of his handlers and financiers. The youngster, whom I will call Joe, for anonymity, was born and lived in a depressed community near to the high school of his heart. He learnt football and honed his skills in a nearby public park, where he played daily. Every summer however, he would spend his holidays at the school of his heart watching football practice. Soon, if not enough boys were present on a particular day, he would be invited to play with the squad. He was good, and his talent was utilised more, and more frequently until eventually after training in the evenings, he would be given a lift home. He asked his new found friends how he could be a permanent part of the squad and he was told to study hard and pass his exam, then let the adults know his grade and “we will see”. So said, so done. He passed the necessary exam, but as in the Mark Wignall story, not good enough to get into the school of his choice. That was, as promised, “not a problem”, and soon he was a bona-fide student at the school of his heart. He easily made the junior teams at his new school and was a hero in his community. He had “made it”. Then came the pre-season training for the Manning Cup. He was invited to the preseason training and camp. More recruits Joe told me that during the preseason practices, seven, yes seven, new boys joined the group, and in Joe’s own words: “Dem did good”. Joe got less and less playing time and it was painfully obvious that he would not be able to make the team. Therefore before the squad was cut, he “produced” an injury. Joe’s injury was the only way he knew to explain to his friends and adults in his community why he was off the team. Joe told me that “dem buy the new guys”. The footballer in the Guardian newspaper article, committed suicide. Joe pretended to be ill. There will be the usual denial by School administrators that children are bought and sold annually, just as it was in the dark days of our past, when Africans were bought and sold by ship captains and plantation owners. But as Mark Wignall outlined, “one year’s rent and free books, lunch money and everything”, was the price agreed between a struggling mother and the envoys from the name brand school. In the case outlined by Wignall, the young man is now unemployed, and living with this mother, Edith Dalton James High School lost a potential winner while the buying school, loaded with talent, some bought, some coerced, some home grown, had no use for the young boy, as they had essentially made sure that the potential sprinting rival was now safely in their control. When will the powers that be, the ‘bigger heads’, ISSA, realise that this practice is wrong and severely damages the psyche of these children who “have their hopes dashed at a critical age, when a boy becomes a man”? The abuse of our children takes many forms. If it is not stopped, we can continue to be ‘shocked’ at child suicide and bizarre anti-social behaviour. It is up to us the adults, the parents, the teachers, the coaches the recruiters to DO SOMETHING.last_img read more

Read More →

RJRGLEANER maintain Business House football lead

first_imgJavanie Bryan and Ryan Miller converted in the second half for the news men. Miller scored his second goal in the first two games, which pushed the team to the top on six points. RJRGLEANER team manager Nicolette McLeary lauded the players, but pointed out that ATL were very physical in their approach and had two players ejected during the game. Wonderful Start “It is a wonderful start to the season. We are very grateful to keep clean sheets in two wins. We are not gelling as how we want to be, but it is wonderful that we won against a physical ATL team,” she said. “Miller is very influential to the team. He sets high standards for himself and the team. Once he leads, the team follows. He motivates the whole team to do well,” she added. In other results, Metrodade and National Water Commission battled to a 1-1 draw; reigning champion Scotiabank edged Peak Bottling 2-1; Petrojam slammed GraceKennedy 4-0; and Wisynco and Jamaica Customs finished 1-1.last_img read more

Read More →

Early hat-trick for new apprentices

first_imgRaddesh Roman is poised to become the first from the new batch of apprentices to ride a winner when he hops aboard HALOGRAM SHADOW in the opening race of the Sunrise-Six tomorrow at Caymanas Park. The evergreen nine-year-old drops down a level to confront $350,000 claimers over 1000 metres round. When last at this level, on August 11, HALOGRAM SHADOW slammed his rivals by over two lengths going 1200 metres. He is back with the identical weight, courtesy of the apprentice’s 4kg claim, and even at this reduced distance and an inexperienced rider, should prove very hard to beat. Another apprentice, Tevin Foster, is tipped to take the second race aboard MILAGRO. Anthony Nunes’ four-year-old colt has also come down in class, from $250,000 claiming to $180,000, and has proven to be a specialist in the past over 1000 metres round. In his last four starts he has won once and passed the post second twice over the distance. On September 1, MILAGRO was, however, disqualified and placed out of the race after finishing second to KING WITHIN. In his win at this claiming group on July 18, MILAGRO was early with the pace before pulling clear late and tomorrow’s race should be run in similar fashion. He has the speed to stay with likely leader ROYAL GIRL and prove strongest in the final 100 metres. Thirteen maiden three-year-olds will travel 1400 metres in Race Three. Recent form is very scarce but CRUCIAL’S TREASURE who has had two promising runs, at the end of August and mid-September, is the selection. The filly was close to 1:13.3 1200 metres splits in a 1500 metres race on August 25 and showed admirable versatility when placing seventh by three and three-quarter lengths to SWABY BABY going 1000 metres straight on September 15. Early pace will be crucial in tomorrow’s race and Christopher Mamdeen could make it a hat-trick for the new apprentices if he can get his mount out early from the number 13 post position. Eight will face the starter in a knotty fourth race over 1000 metres round. MR VIGOROUS won easily over the distance on August 18 but is now up 12lbs and with matching speed present in EXHILARATE he will not have an uncontested lead. My selection is fellow three-year-old EL PROFESOR. To be ridden by champion jockey Omar Walker, the gelding has the pace to stay with the front runners before sprinting clear in the latter stages of the race. SUNRISE-6 SELECTIONS 1. HOLOGRAM SHADOW 2. MILAGRO 3. CRUCIAL’S TREASURE 4. EL PROFESOR 5. TWILIGHT PRINCESS 6. CASUAL DRINKlast_img read more

Read More →

Zimbabwe notch first Test win since 2013

first_imgSYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) : Zimbabwe registered their first Test victory since 2013, thrashing Bangladesh by 151 runs in the opening Test yesterday with a day to spare. Since their victory against Pakistan at Harare five years ago, Zimbabwe had lost 11 matches and drawn one. Bangladesh, 26 without loss overnight and needing 321 to win, were all out for 169 in their second innings before tea on day four. “This will definitely revive Zimbabwean cricket,” Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput said. “We have started believing that we can’t only win at home, we can win abroad as well. This is the first step and we need to kick on from here.” The Zimbabwe spinners lived up to Rajput’s prediction they would be decisive on a fourth-day pitch to derail Bangladesh’s chase. Offspinner Sikandar Raza wreaked havoc on Bangladesh’s top order with 3-41, and the mopping up was achieved by the debutants, legspinner Brandon Mavuta (4-21) and left-arm spinner Wellington Masakadza (2-33). Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes was the top scorer with 43, and debutant Ariful Haque added 38 before being the last batsman out. Bangladesh, who scored 143 in the first innings, fell for less than 200 for an eighth straight innings. Final scores: Zimbabwe 282 & 181; Bangladesh 143 & 169. Zimbabwe won by 151 runs.last_img read more

Read More →

Edwards pinpoints attacking improvement

first_imgTivoli Gardens FC’s head coach, Omar Edwards, said he has been working assiduously to improve his team’s offensive unit ahead of the restart of the Red Stripe Premier League on January 6. Tivoli, who are currently sixth in the standings with 25 points, have scored 19 goals while conceding 17 in the competition. Colorado Murray is Tivoli’s leading scorer so far this season with seven goals. Edwards said his team has been creating many scoring chances in front of goal, but poor finishing and lack of concentration have been their downfall. “The aim is to improve the offensive thrust of the team,” Edwards said. “Attacking wise, we are not scoring as many goals as we have created and as a result of that, we have to do some significant work in the final third of the pitch to ensure that we can move up the table,” he said. CAN IMPROVE “One of the coaching staff’s major objectives is to improve the team tactically, and once we can improve the team tactically, then I believe that everything will fall into place,” Edwards said. Edwards added that his team will be boosted significantly when competition begins this weekend, as a number of their starting players will be returning from injury, as well as a couple of youth players will be coming in from the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup tournament. “We will have to move steadily up the table in the new year,” he said. “We are not in a safe position and as a result of this, the team is aware of this. We will be working relentlessly to get as many points as possible in the new year so that we can improve our overall points standings.”last_img read more

Read More →