Taller Cambodian rival continues to haunt Alora

first_imgKirstie Elaine Alora of the Philippines (red) competes against Sorn Seavmey of Cambodia (blue) in the finals of the women’s -73 kg category of the 29th Southeast Asian Games competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Alora lost, 6-13. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Faced with an enemy four inches taller, Filipino top taekwondo bet Kirstie Elaine Alora lost a 14-6 decision to settle for silver in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.Alora tried to fight through the outstretched arms of 6-foot Cambodian Sorn Seavmey up to the last second but still fell short against the opponent that has beaten her four times already.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees What she can’t solve?READ: Alora falls to familiar foe, settles for silver in taekwondoFEATURED 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’“Her height. I tried to intercept but every time she has (arms and legs) sticking to me,” said the 27-year-old, five-foot-8 Alora in Filipino.Seavmey is reigning Asian Games champion and just also recently defeated Alora in the Asian Championship/Olympic qualifying held in the Philippines. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES But he found himself in the same bracket as the Vietnamese who dealt him a defeat in the gold medal match two years ago in Singapore.The Philippine taekwondo team will go home with two golds—via men’s poomsae team and Samuel Morrison in men’s lightweight—three silvers and four bronzes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “But this was the best fight I had against her, maybe next time I can get back at her,” said the Rio Olympian.READ: Alora aims to prove she deserves to be flag-bearer “No regrets. It was a good fight. I did my best,” said Alora who in the third round of the middleweight final tried frantically to score but still can’t find her range.Her defeat came after Francis Aaron Agojo fell to Vietnamese Nguyen Van Duy, 30-17, in the men’s bantamweight semfiinals.Agojo barged to the semis with a dominating 35-5 win over Cambodia’s Va Mithona.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles 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) Traffic welcomes Ray Allen in Manila View comments Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dieslast_img read more

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first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Petro Gazz, BanKo shore up semis chances LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESWith firepower too potent to shut down, San Miguel Beer was just too much for undermanned NLEX to handle on the road, with the Beermen scoring a 125-114 decision in a PBA Commissioner’s Cup Petron Saturday Special contest at Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan.June Mar Fajardo, the reigning four-time MVP, and Renaldo Balkman, the import with unfinished business, completed double-doubles for the Beermen, who climbed up to the middle of the standings with their fifth win in four games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pope Francis apologizes for ‘losing patience’ with worshipper PLAY LIST 01:06Pope Francis apologizes for ‘losing patience’ with worshipper02:21School hopes to fill gap for data analysts through online course00:50Trending 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 The league-leading Elasto Painters will come into the 4:30 p.m. game not only putting a five-game winning streak on the line but also No. 1 seeding at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I just keep on reminding the team that even though we’re on top, it’s still difficult because we’ve been winning games that are close,” said Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia.The Elasto Painters nipped the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 108-106, in a come-from-behind style after trailing by as many as 19  points.Opposite the Bolts, they certainly can’t play that way despite Meralco’s 91-85 defeat at the hands of sister squad TNT KaTropa 48 hours ago.Meralco is tied at third with the KaTropa even as second-running Alaska slugs it out with  Barangay Ginebra in the other game at 6:45 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The Aces, coming off a Meralco setback, are also chasing the twice-to-beat advantage.“Ginebra is playing great basketball right now and I feel like it will be a playoff atmosphere,” said Alaska coach Alex Compton.Winning their last three assignments, the Gin Kings (4-5) are peaking at the right time with Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar complementing Justin Brownlee.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The win was also the ax for the Road Warriors, who have battled manpower woes all tournament long and at 2-8, bowed out of the race.Fajardo had 30 points and 13 rebounds and Balkman 25 and 16 for the defending champions, who also drew 26 points from gunslinger Marcio Lassiter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownArnett Moultrie, the NBA veteran, scored 43 points and had 14 rebounds for the Road Warriors, who were without guards Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas and injured swingman Larry Fonacier.Meanwhile, Rain or Shine tangles with Meralco Sunday, shooting to formally bag top spot in the playoffs. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95last_img read more

Ebola Happenings: Three Ebola Orphans Appeal for Help

first_imgThree children who lost their parents to the Ebola virus months ago in Caldwell, fear the worst if urgent aid is not forthcoming to alleviate their suffering.The Passawe children, Ahmed, Bendu and Mohammed, have not smiled since they lost their parents back in June of this year. Forgotten about and not registered by the Ministry Of Health or Gender as children in need, they have been struggling to survive day by day for the past five months.“ It’s not easy for us getting up everyday to go and beg,” they stated.Their father, who was a medical assistant at the T&M Neighboring Clinic in Caldwell, is said to have contracted Ebola during the second outbreak. Following his death, three other members of Mr. Passawe’s family passed away, including his widow, son and nephew.“When Mr. Passawe died, his body was seized by the government after his family tried to bury him in Cape Mount.Another health practitioner who was treating Mr. Passewe also died. He died a week after Mr. Passawe,” stated a community resident who did not want to be named.The children have been on their own since then, and, according to residents, after they were released from their 21 day quarantine, they never stayed at home much.“Early in the morning the three children would go to look for food, and by night they would return home. No one used to see them. Their situation made them afraid of everyone” stated the resident.As things got worse for the children someone notified Madam Tenneh Sette who claims to be their grandmother.“I was out of town and after the death of their parents I was called back to town to take care of them. Unfortunately, half of the market their mother was selling was damaged during her illness. The little market that is left can’t even provide for a single individual, let alone three children,” Ma Sette explained.According to Ahmed, who is in his mid-teens, Ma Sette is having financial problems taking care of them.“Many days we have to beg for food and other needs from relatives, and I know when school starts, it will be hard for us to go,” the sad faced teen stated.Ma Sette, who thinks she’s unable to take care of them much longer, craves for help. She says the children are traumatized, sad and hungry.“I’m finding it difficult as a single person to provide for these children on a daily basis. They often go to bed without food and in their situation, that’s the worst thing that could happen to a child,” she tearfully added.According to the family, they need assistance from the government and other humanitarian people.“I need aid to provide education and other basic necessities for these children. We are in a complete level of hardship,” Ma Sette cried.Meanwhile, Caldwell Township administrative assistant, Madam Hawa Johnson, noted the lack of progress for children who have lost their parents to the Ebola virus.“We’re finding it difficult to get proper support for them in our township. Most of them are now spending their days in video clubs, play station booths and on the streets,” Hawa worried.  ”These children have been stigmatized by their communities and having lost parental attention and without homes, they are looking ragged,” she lamented.According to the township administrative assistant, there is an urgent need for aid in Caldwell for these Ebola orphaned children.“Help us,” six year-old Bendu Passawe said as tears rolled down her face.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gor Mahia sends Stima deeper into relegation

first_imgBottom side Muhoroni Youth continued their downward spiral after receiving a 6-2 spanking at the hands of Bandari FC at their own backyard to remain rooted at the bottom.In other results, Nzoia Sugar beat AFC Leopards 2-0 at the Mumias Sports Complex while outgoing champions Tusker FC were held to a 1-1 draw by Chemelil Sugar in Awasi, the same result the Ulinzi Stars versus Kariobangi Sharks game produced in Nakuru.In Nairobi, Stima would have done themselves a world of favor with a win against Gor Mahia, but they let off a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 and put in jeopardy their survival chances with three matches now left before the end of the season.Western Stima coach Richard Makumbi. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAStima will be left ruing a 28th minute chance that if converted would have changed the entire complexion of the match.Leading 1-0 courtesy of Omumbo’s penalty, Vitalis Akumu was picked up with a decent ball from Evans Kiwanuka inside the box after beating the offside trap, but with only Shabaan Odhoji to beat, the midfielder blasted the ball over.Gor were lethargic in their start, passing the ball around like a training session and didn’t seem much enthusiastic, and you would understand as they had nothing but pride to fight for with the league title long wrapped up.They found themselves trailing in the 17th minute with a penalty converted by skipper Omumbo after Joash Onyango, a former Stima man having nudged Brian Marita in the back and the referee pointed straight to the spot.Onyango who was handed a start in place of Harun Shakava who missed the match with illness had not had the best of starts and even in the build up to Akumu’s 28th minute chance had been at fault for playing his former teammate onside.Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr gives instructions. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr had only made two changes to his squad, Onyango slotting in defense while keeper Shabaan Odhoji had his first start of the season ahead of Boniface Oluoch and Peter Odhiambo who have interchanged the number one role at Gor this season.Soon after going down, Stima’s confidence increased and they raided the Gor goal with more pressure. Four minutes after going ahead, Marita had a superb opportunity with a free header from a Herbert Kopany cross from the left, but he bounced it straight to Odhoji.On the turn, Francis Kahata miscued a shot from the edge of the box with his weaker right foot after Jacques Tuyisenge chested down the ball for him from a George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo cross from the left.Stima missed their golden chance in the 28th minute and were duly punished.Four minutes after, Gor had drawn level, thanks to some touch of luck and poor goalkeeping from Stima’s shot stopper Stephen Otieno. Kahata picked the ball on the right and lobbed it goalwards with Odhiambo off his line, thinking it would be a cross. However, the ball landed in the net.Gor Mahia midfielder Francis Kahata in action against Gor Mahia. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn the 35th minute, another catastrophic moment at the back almost saw Gor go 2-1 up when Omumbo’s short pass back to his keeper was intercepted by Kagere, but the Rwandese forward could only blast the ball onto the side netting from a tight angle.However, the champions-in-waiting got into the lead in the 38th minute when Ochieng’s nifty touch at close range from a low Godfrey Walusimbi freekick from the right trickled through a forest of legs and into the net.A minute to half time, Maurice Ojwang almost turned the ball into his own net as he tried to clear away a low cross from Ochieng, but luckily the ball rolled over with keeper Odhiambo well beaten.Not much action was seen in the second half. On the hour mark, Jacques Tuyisenge who had not had a go at goal the entire game had his first chance to notch his 13th goal of the season, but his connection with an outstretched leg off a Walusimbi cross went over.Stima’s chances were limited as well and the closest they got was with a Bernard Ondiek header off a Marita corner with 12 minutes left, the effort beautifully saved by Odhoji.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Meddie Kagere is joined in celebration by teammates after scoring Gor’s lone goal in their 1-0 win over Posta Rangers on August 23, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 1- Kenyan Premier League champions-in-waiting Gor Mahia revenged for the 2-1 loss suffered at the hands of Western Stima in the first leg, beating the powermen with a similar score-line at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Wednesday, sending them deeper into relegation.The result sees Stima drop down to 17th in the KPL standings, swapping places with Thika United who were 1-0 winners over Sony Sugar at the Thika Sub-County Stadium to move off the bottom two automatic relegation spots.last_img read more

‘We want you to go! Stan Kroenke, we want you to go!’ – Arsenal fan reaction

first_img1 It’s safe to say Stan Kroenke is not the most popular man in north London.The majority shareholder does not appear to be willing to sell his stake at Arsenal to his long-term adversary Alisher Usmanov.A £1billion bid has been launched by the Russian businessman with the aim of taking over the reins from the almost universally hated Kroenke.Gunners fans have pointed to the American’s involvement with the club as a major reason for the side’s struggles to win major trophies.And it seems Kroenke is not willing to leave without a fight.talkSPORT takes a look at the best reactions from fans online… A £1billion takeover bid has been launched by Alisher Usmanov center_img //storify.com/talksport/we-want-you-to-go-stan-kroenke-we-want-you-to-go.js?border=false[View the story “‘We want you to go! Stan Kroenke, we want you to go!’” on Storify]last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Gaels held their underage Hurling & Camogie presentations on Saturday past at the Clubhouse at the Glebe. A large crowd of children & parents gathered as Marty Mc Grath of Burt & Donegal fame presented the medals & certificates to the children. Special presentations were also made to the following Camogie players:1. Woodland school team with Cumann na Bunscoil County Camogie Shield. 2. Secondary school girls.3. Players player of the year joint winners Una Quinn and Caoimhe Doherty.4. Feile Camogie skills winner Eimear Quinn5. Ulster Camogie shield winners Donegal U-14s squad members Eimear Quinn, Ellen Quinn and Caoimhe Doherty 6. U-16 All Ireland Camogie runners up medal to Una Quinn.Special Hurling presentations went to Patrick Page for U-14 player of the year while Patrick Sweeney lifted the U-16 title. There was also a special presentation to the U-16 lads who were runners up in the Championship.The clubs Young Whistlers also got presented with their certificates.The large number of children who attended the presentations is a reflection of the hard work of all our Hurling and Camogie coaches within the club. GAA: LETTERKENNY GAELS UNDERAGE PRESENTATION was last modified: November 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Gaelsunderage presentationlast_img read more

Arsenal confirm Adidas kit deal and fans demand return of ‘bruised banana’

first_imgArsenal and adidas have agreed a new kit partnership, effective from July 1, 2019 pic.twitter.com/ceZzq0elgs— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 8, 2018The deal is understood to be worth around £300million to the north London club over the next five years.The news has got plenty of Arsenal fans excited as Adidas previously supplied the club’s kit between 1986 and 1994 and were responsible for producing the iconic ‘bruised banana’ away strip.Could it return in 2019?Ian Wright certainly hopes so, sharing this image on his Instagram page in reaction to the news…A number of supporters have also been posting their reaction on social media, with some sharing some potential designs for new Arsenal home and away kits under Adidas. Adidas will surely bring back the bruised banana. All the fans mainly want it and kit manufacturers love redesigning old kits— Met. (@AFCMet) October 8, 2018 Make it happen, Arsenal…. pic.twitter.com/eTzMlRgIrY— Si Hawkes (@SiHawkes) October 8, 2018 Lacazette X Bruised Banana Kit. 🍌 1991-1993 Arsenal away kit. #lacazette #arsenal #afc #bruisedbanana #retrokit #alexandrelacazette #adidas pic.twitter.com/qXffM2QH4e— GunnerballZ (@GunnerBallZ) October 1, 2018 Arsenal x Adidas 2018-19 concept kits RTs/likes appreciated pic.twitter.com/UKk9dFcSWu— Mark White (@markwhlte) September 20, 2018 Plzzz give us a retro bruised banana away 😍 https://t.co/Mucfn2XU0v— Prichy AFC (@MarkUprichard) October 8, 2018 Arsenal have signed a lucrative sponsorship deal with Adidas.The German sportswear giant will replace Puma as the Premier League club’s kit suppliers from the start of next season. 1 Arsenal have announced they have a new kit deal with Adidas, starting next season…Please bring back this beauty!😍 pic.twitter.com/k5HCKaw69r— GoonerWez (@BigWezza) October 8, 2018And here’s out shot at the new away kit…last_img read more


first_imgTV presenter Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh has spent the weekend in Donegal with her family – ahead of a trip most people wouldn’t want to make.The brave celebrity wanted to spend a relaxing few days with her relatives because next week she flies to see the horror of famine ravaging countries in the Horn of Africa.Most people know Blathnaid from her various telly shows including the All-Ireland Talent Show. But she also works tirelessly for the super third world charity Plan Ireland.And next week she goes to Ethiopia to see the famine horror for herself.“I spent the weekend with my family in Donegal trying to be normal,” said Blathnaid.“My eight-year-old asked if he could come. When I explained that it would be hard and sad he said: “Mum, I don’t get scared like you. ‘Voldemort’ doesn’t scare me”. “I won’t deny that I am scared. I have been to Zimbabwe where I saw the cruelty of Aids and played with children who are HIV positive and are left with elderly grandparents to care for them I have visited orphanages in Romania where children were fed but neglected of any care or attention, which in itself is a death sentence.“This will be ten times worse. Thousands of women and children already starving.”Plan Ireland is a superb international charity. People here can ‘adopt’ children in many third world countries, ensuring that many get food and education.If you want to help, please log on to www.plan.ieTV STAR PREPARES IN DONEGAL FOR FAMINE HORROR AHEAD was last modified: August 3rd, 2011 by gregShare 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:blathnaid ni chofaighcharity appealwww.plan.ielast_img read more

2nd Tarzana restaurant hit in late-night robbery

first_imgTARZANA – For the second time in two weeks, a masked gunman waited behind a Tarzana restaurant until closing time early Wednesday, then ambushed an employee and robbed the eatery, officials said. The robber struck California Pizza Kitchen, 18800 Ventura Blvd., about 1 a.m., police said. The gunman forced the employee inside and cleaned out the cash register. A similar robbery occurred Aug. 25 at an El Torito restaurant at 18568 Ventura Blvd. In that robbery, a gunman without a mask held up the restaurant manager in the rear parking lot, then forced the man inside and robbed the restaurant. “We’ve had a couple of robberies that are similar, but we don’t know if it’s the same guy or not,” Detective Larry Dolley said. Dolley would not say how much money was stolen. Employees at California Pizza Kitchen would not comment on the robbery. Officials warned restaurant employees to be careful late at night. “The decision to take trash and such out at the late hour is something we’d like them to reconsider,” said Deputy Chief Michel Moore, the Valley Bureau’s commanding officer. “They have to ask themselves, ‘Is there a means we can more safely clean and ready the store for business the next day without requiring that people exit the rear of the business and walking in a darkened alley or unsecured area, exposing themselves to an individual who is armed?” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 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


first_imgA driving charge against actor Gerard McSorley was withdrawn after he apologised to a couple outside of a local courthouse.Well known actor Gerard McSorley chats to a Garda as he left a previous sitting Letterkenny District Court. (NewspixIrl)The star of many films and TV programmes including In The Name of the Father, Veronica Guerin and Father Ted, appeared at Letterkenny District Court on a charge of careless driving. Gardai were about to be sworn in for the hearing of the case when the court was told there was a development.The court was then told that the injured parties did not wish to proceed with their complaint.A charge of careless driving against McSorley of 1 Cul Na Toinme, Magheraclogher, Bunbeg was listed as happening on May 14th, 2011 at Cranford.Garda Inspector David Kelly said the injured party did not now wish to proceed with the case.He said Mr McSorley had met the injured parties outside the court and apologised to them.He also said that the civil aspect of the case had also been rectified.Judge Paul Kelly instructed that the matter be struck out.DRIVING CHARGE AGAINST ACTOR STRUCK OUT AFTER HE APOLOGISES TO COUPLE was last modified: June 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:allegedBunbegcareless drivingGaoth DobhairGerard McSorleyGweedorelast_img read more