YOG: PH’s Yuka Saso in 2nd place after round 1 in women’s golf

first_imgKarl Vilips of Australia, Vanchai Luangnitikul of Thailand, Akshai Bathia of the United States and Andrea Romano shared the lead at 69.After the 17-year-old birdied holes No. 3, 4, 6 and 14, Corpus capped the round with another birdie on the final hole.Over at the the Olympic Park fencing hall, Pak Chan of Hong Kong defeated Lawrence Everett Tan, 15-11, in the round of 16, ending the Filipino’s medal bid in the men’s foil event for good.Chan got off to a good start and led, 12-7, with 54 seconds remaining in the first round before finishing off Tan by scoring the last three points early in the second frame.Swimmer Nicole Oliva also didn’t make it in the finals of the women’s 800m freestyle after clocking 8:52.29 in the qualifying heat. Ajna Kesely of Hungary won the gold medal in the event with a time of 8:27.60.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments After Saso bogeyed holes No. 2, 6, eight and 10, the individual gold medalist in the recent Asiad in Indonesia posted another birdie at No. 11. Overall, she had five birdies and six bogeys for the day.“It was quite windy out there. Good thing I was able to adjust,’’ said Saso, who wound up three shots behind solo leader Alesia Nobilio of Italy. “But I’m happy with my round.’’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 ChrissSaso, tied for second with Grace Kim of Australia, Maria Fernanda-Martinez Almeida of Mexico, Hoyu-An of Chinese Taipei and Emille Oeveraas of Norway, will tee off at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday (9:20 p.m. in Manila) in the second round with Nobilio and Elena Moosmann of Sweden.Carl Jano Corpus also fired an identical round of 71 in the company of three other players at fifth place and stayed two strokes behind the leaders. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Oliva, who likewise failed to qualify in the 100m freestyle, will swim in the 200m free on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) and 400m free on Friday (Saturday).Kiteboarder Christian Tio remains in contention for a medal in his event after finishing second, fifth and eighth in three races for the day.The Filipino-Norwegian will sail for three more days and should keep himself within striking distance from the leaders for a possible podium finish.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ UAAP: UST sends UP crashing for second straight win Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Yuka Saso of the Philippines celebrates winning the gold medal on her last putt during the final round of the women’s individual golf event at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 26, 2018. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP)BUENOS AIRES—Asian Games champion Yuka Saso braved the windy condition and fired a one-over 71 for a share of second place in the first round of women’s individual golf Tuesday in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games at the Hurlingham Club here.The 17-year-old Filipino-Japanese bogeyed three holes on the front nine against one birdie on the par 3 No. 4.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Center Songhai Liberia Makes Steady Progress in Revitalization

first_imgIn a bid to enhance agri-business in Liberia, the Center Songhai Liberia (CSL) has made some steady progress in its revitalization program at the entity’s Bensonville’s training center in Montserrado County.This assertion was made on Monday by the National Program Director (NPD) in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer at the Bensonville head-office of the CSL.Mr. Christopher K. Fayia of the CSL was quick to point out that in order to jumpstart the vital agric-business program, the center needs US$1.7 million dollars to enhance extensive training.CSL’s National Program Director made the disclosure after briefing the Chairperson, Mrs. Clavenda Parker, and her team at the Bensonville Head-office on the operations agric-business training center.Already, Director Fayia disclosed that a huge portion of the CSL’s land had been brushed, burnt and cultivated for the planting of a variety of foods and cash crops.“We are indeed facing daunting challenges and constraints owing to lack of funds to carry out structured plans crafted and designed for the training of Liberian farmers in several economic areas,” Director Fayia asserted.He also disclosed that the CSL Board of Directors is enthusiastic about the economic and logistical empowerment of the agric-business training center in Bensonville, outside Monrovia.Among the crops being planted is the famous and high yielding Nerica-8 rice multiplied at the Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI) in Suakoko, Bong County.Others crops under cultivation include, corn, beans, okra and many others that are essential needs of Liberians and foreign residents in all parts of the country.Director Fayia intimated that the current program being carried out comes as an initial mobilization of funds by members of the CSL’s Board of Directors and other generous support partners in the country.Some of the funds are being used to rehabilitate the prospective farmers’ dormitories for both men and women for the forth-coming training session at the CSL’s center in Bensonville.Director Fayia also indicated that malfunctioned machines used three years ago for the training of outgoing farmers are been gradually rehabilitated for the up-coming training program at the CSL.At the same time, the Director disclosed that the Center Songhai Liberia’s official activities are now being  handled by the regional Center Songhai in Cotonu, Benin as a matter of ensuring the viability of the program in Liberia in years to come.He described agric-business as critical to Liberia’s socio-economic viability and sustained development, growth and progress in the country.He extended thanks and appreciation to members of Board of Directors and other partners for the level concern and support to the ongoing program being carried out at the CSL in Bensonville.Besides, Director Fayia indicated that Center Songhai Benin has posted two and professional trainers at the Bensonville’s CSL’s training Center in Liberia to buttress the current farming and capacity building initiatives in Liberia.Earlier, during a tour of the current agric-business cultivated farm area, CSL’s Board Chairperson, Madam Clavenda Parker, urged staff and employees of the institution to fast-track the rehabilitation of some machines in order to generate money to run the program.Chairperson Parker underscored the need for the encouragement in the staff and workforce of the CSL in order to ensure efficiency and effective coordination.She promised to communicate and meet senior members of the Liberian Government and other relevant support partners in order to encourage them to place priority on the implementation of CSL’s programs in the country.In closing, Chairperson Parker thanked the staff and employees for their level of commitment in ensuring the initial implementation of the current program at the CSL in Bensonville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PPP executives to meet today on presidential candidate

first_imgAs promised, the Central Executive Committee of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) plans to meet today to commence discussions that will lead to the process by which the Party will select its next presidential candidate for the crucial 2020 General and Regional Elections.This was revealed during a press conference on Monday by Party General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo, who said that the PPP was sticking to its promises.“So tomorrow (today), we will try to set some timeline because we are meeting at the Party level, and we will see whether it makes sense to do it just before or just after the no-confidence motion,” he explained, noting that the 2019 Budget debatePPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeothrew the PPP off a bit on deciding on a process.He said that a decision on the presidential nominee would be made shortly. “And you will know our candidate. And we could very well be going to elections in the next three months, not just us,” he added, explaining that that tactic was implicit in the process.Asked whether the charges brought against former PPP/Civic Government Ministers Anil Nandlall and Irfaan Ali would at all impact the decision to name either of the two, the General Secretary responded by saying, “If we allow the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change to decide who our candidates would be, they will charge every one of our potential candidates.”Jagdeo said the coalition Government’s intention was known, because it has made it known publicly. He said, “It is a pity that people can’t hear some of the conversations in Parliament. But the venom from (Khemraj) Ramjattan and the others saying openly you cannot … don’t talk here … or else the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) will visit you next week …”Jagdeo said he would throw his support behind anyone he found to have the ability to lead the Party to victory at the 2020 elections. Asked again who he would support, the PPP General Secretary said, “You could ask me if I’m supporting anyone and do you think I’ll come at a press conference and say who I am supporting? I’ll discuss that there at Party circles.”He maintained that the Party remained committed to the highest levels of transparency, accountability, and democracy as it undertook the process of selecting its next presidential nominee.Jagdeo said the race for the candidacy was open, as this has been a longstanding practice of the PPP. But reminded that the votes mustered from the 35 Central Committee members will matter in the democratic process. The front-runner will emerge as the candidate.There are several persons who are interested in being the Party’s top candidate including Nandlall, Ali, Gail Teixeira and Dr Frank Anthony.Meanwhile, the no-confidence motion filed against the Government by Jagdeo last month is set to be debated on Friday. Jagdeo had first announced the no-confidence motion on the heels of devastating losses in the Local Government Elections (LGE) for the coalition Government and went ahead to file the motion with the National Assembly on November 15, 2018.The PPP had contended the motion was lodged based on concrete reasons upon which the Guyanese people had rejected the People’s National Congress-led coalition. It pointed to the thousands of jobs that have been lost as a result of the closure of Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) estates.In addition, the Party referred to the various scandals that have erupted under the Administration. They include the single sourcing of the feasibility contract for the new Demerara River crossing, the single sourcing of a drug bond and the single sourcing of drug procurement contracts.The Party further noted the numerous breaches of fiscal laws flagged by the Audit Office of Guyana in its reports, as well as the lack of accountability in the D’Urban Park Project, something even the Auditor General had to launch a special probe into.The General Election is constitutionally due in mid-2020.last_img read more

First-ever Lacrosse Provincials in Fort St. John begin tomorrow

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse Association is ready to host box lacrosse provincials for the first time ever starting tomorrow.Association President Annika Hedican says that 20 Pee Wee teams from Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Kelowna, and the Nicola Valley are in Fort St. John practicing for the tournament, which begins on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Games will be taking place on both lacrosse floors at the Pomeroy Sport Centre, and at the North Peace Arena. There are six teams competing in both the A1 and A2 divisions, and eight teams in the B division, including Fort St. John’s own Pee Wee team.Hedican says that the Association elected not to host Pee Wee C provincials, which means the Fort St. John Grizzlies will be playing up a tier. She also says that many of the teams’ members are in the Peace Region for the first time, but that so far the visiting teams are incredibly pleased about the event and facilities in the Energetic City. This year marks the furthest north that lacrosse provincials in B.C. have ever been held.- Advertisement -The Fort St. John Pee Wee Grizzlies will be playing at least three games in the tournament, starting tomorrow. The Grizzlies will playing against Comox Valley on Thursday at 5:30 p.m., against Ridge Meadows on Friday at 3:00 p.m., and against Nicola Valley on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. All three games will be played on the Pomeroy’s East Rink.The full tournament schedule can be found here:last_img read more

Report released on Northern Health consultations

first_imgA final report has been released following numerous community consultations between Northern Health and the public.- Advertisement -In the fall of 2009, 18 communities participated in the consultation sessions called, “Let’s Talk About Primary Health Care: Discuss the Future of Basic Health Care in Your Community.”Residents were able to provide input on health services and activities. Some of the issues raised during the consultations include access to physicians, access to specialized services, as well as mental health and addictions support.Northern Health says the information provided will help guide Northern Health’s Board and senior management with their planning and priorities through to 2015.Click here to view the entire report.Advertisement By Energeticcity.ca stafflast_img read more

Venezuela finances Glover films

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s Congress says it has approved financing for two films by actor Danny Glover, a close supporter of President Hugo Chavez. The lawmaking body, which is closely allied with Chavez, said in a statement on its Web site Thursday that it approved $20 million for two Glover productions. They include “The General in His Labyrinth,” which deals with the life of South American liberator Simon Bolivar. It is based on a novel by Colombian Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez and will be directed by Venezuela-born director Alberto Arvelo. The other is “Toussaint,” which the statement said Glover plans to direct documenting the life of Haitian revolution leader Toussaint Louverture. Government officials and Glover’s representatives were not immediately available for comment.last_img read more

Home destroyed by fire in Tumbler Ridge

first_imgUpon arrival, the home on Willow Drive in Tumbler Ridge, was fully involved with two exterior walls as well as the roof and attic on fire.Fire crews proceeded with a defensive attack on the fire to knock down the flames. Once conditions permitted an offensive attack, fire crews overhauled and extinguished the remaining fire.Fire crews discovered and rescued an unconscious dog from the home. The dog was treated for smoke inhalation and transported to a veterinary clinic for further treatment. The cause of the fire is under investigation.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Arsene Wenger dismisses plane protest as Arsenal boost Champions League hopes

first_imgArsenal boss Arsene Wenger vowed his focus would remain on his side’s push for Champions League football and not the protests against him after a 4-1 win at Stoke.The gap between the fifth-placed Gunners and fourth-placed Liverpool was reduced to a point, with both teams having two games to go, as Wenger’s men recorded only their second Premier League away victory over the Potters in nine attempts.There have been several recent instances of Arsenal fans calling for the manager to leave at the end of this season, and early on during the match at the bet365 Stadium a plane flew over the ground with a banner on display that read ‘WENGER – OUT MEANS OUT!!’.When asked about that following the game, Wenger – who is still yet to announce whether he intends to stay on at the club after this term – said: “Look, I am paid to do my job for a club I love. I will do that as long as I am here, with full commitment, and I am not influenced by that at all.“All I can do is give my best. We have 69 points today – let’s make it 72 on Tuesday (when Arsenal host Sunderland), and after that I will give my best as long as I am here for the values of this club.“I want to focus on football and all the rest is, for me, less important.“I am not in politics, I am in sport. I love sport, I give 24 hours a day for what I love and all the rest – I am in a public job, some agree with me, some do not. But I have no special opinion on that.”When it was put to him that reports in France had suggested he will extend his time at Arsenal past the end of the season by signing a new one-year deal, Wenger said: “There is no information about that, nothing.”Liverpool play at West Ham on Sunday knowing that anything other than a win will open the door for Arsenal to overtake them when they face Sunderland.Wenger replied, “Yes”, with a smile when asked if he would be a West Ham fan for 24 hours, and said: “I think one of the qualities of the Premier League is that, historically, there is a pride in every team to give their best until the end of the season.“I think I saw West Ham do that against Tottenham (when they beat them 1-0 at home last week).“You just expect two teams to play with full power – if the other teams are better, they are better.”last_img read more

Brave Chloe Magee’s Olympic Dream Is Over

first_imgChloe Magee’s Rio adventure is over after she fell to a second Group P defeat against experienced German Karin Schnaase.The Raphoe badminton star was up against it as she faced Schnaase, who is 50 places above the 27-year-old in the world rankings.Donegal now have two hopes of a medal left at the Olympic Games with both walker Brendan Boyce and runner Mark English still in the hunt. But for Magee, two straight defeats means that her dream of causing an upset in what is a hugely competitive sport.Magee was 15-5 down in the opening game when her opponent overstretched her knee and looked in some discomfort. That injury scare unsettled Schnaase, and Magee began to grow in confidence.She closed the gap to five points at one stage but Schnaase always looked comfortable with that healthy cushion and she eventually closed out the set 21-14.Magee made a much better start to the second game, which was nip and tuck throughout. The Irish woman took the lead, 17-16, and looked like she would force a third set. However Schnaase hit back, surging to a 20-18 lead and closing out the set – and the match – 21-19 to end Magee’s Olympics.Brave Chloe Magee’s Olympic Dream Is Over was last modified: August 14th, 2016 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:BADMINTONchloe mageedonegalOlympic GamesRiolast_img read more


first_imgLadies who launch! Some of the Donegal businesswomen making a difference.The Donegal Women in Business Network have launched their 2013 Calendar of events.The first networking event of the calendar year kicks off with a motivational and goal setting workshop “THE IMPORTANCE OF GOAL SETTING”. It promises to be a practical presentation which will help you set those goals that you really need to set for your business this year.The workshop is being delivered by Bobby Farren of Farren Consulting who has been involved in supporting some of the most exciting and high growth opportunities in the North West of Ireland. His broad depth and array of experience has helped clients push forward with their ideas and business developments. Bobby is a motivated individual and you will most definitely leave the workshop with a clear vision for your own business goals.This workshop is open to any woman in business in the county or any woman who has an interest in a business in the county. If you would like to get motivated, exchange ideas, make new friends and business contacts and at the same time benefit from a large network of skills, knowledge and experience then this event is for you.If you would like to register for this workshop which takes place at the Mount Errigal Hotel 9.30am on Tuesday 26th February 2013, just drop us an email RWasson@donegalenterprise.ie or ga@graceannconsultancy.com or call us on 0749160735.The network are always looking for new members to join, the cost is only €25.00 per year. If you would like to find out more drop us an email. From all at the Donegal Women in Business Network….. Look forward to seeing old and new members this 2013. DONEGAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK KICK OFF 2013 EVENTS was last modified: February 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Women In Business Networkeventslast_img read more