Coordination and cohesion: Getting to know chinlone

first_imgTeen gunned down in Masbate View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH goal scorer Cubon hurt but will be ready for Indonesia MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Rhemwil Catana of Philippines. during the Chinlone event at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur where Chinlone team won the 1st silver for the country. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—Chinlone, the event that broke the Philippines into medal column, requires hand-foot-eye coordination as much as cohesion and team work.Team member Johnjohn Bobier said they may have came up short in skills department — after settling for silver behind gold winner Malaysia — but not in camaraderie.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings LATEST STORIES 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) For one, Bobier said the team regularly takes a shower together.READ: Sepak takraw targeting 2 golds 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’“We are like family. We shower together. Eat together and dress together,” said the 25-year-old Army First Class.Chinlone, a discipline under the sport of sepak takraw, requires six players in a circle performing a routine of kicking a ball made of wicker one after another. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano A successful routine counts as one point, and the team with the most points after a 10-minute round wins.READ: PH bags silver medal in men’s sepak takrawPassing should be seamless because it’s a race against time. A failed routine would require the ball to be served—which takes precious time.“So it’s important that you communicate very well with you teammates,” said Bobier.“I think we did well considering we only trained for four months,” he added. “Malaysia has been a team for years. But I think we can still improve and raise our level.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

‘U.S. Does Not Support Any Political Party, Candidate in Liberia’s Elections’

first_imgDeputy Assistant Secretary Robert Scott speaking next to Charge’ d’Affaires Jeff Gongoer Dowana– Says Scott, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Regional Affairs for West AfricaAn official of the United States Department of State said the U.S. Government does not support any political party or candidate, whether in Liberia or any part of the world, during and after elections, but rather supports the development agenda of a country.“We do not support any particular candidate or party, but preach for a free, fair and transparent electoral process, because we stand ready to work with whoever is elected,” the State Department official said.A dispatch from the Embassy of Liberia in Washington, D.C., said Robert K. Scott, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Regional Affairs for West Africa, spoke of the country’s support for free, fair and peaceful elections so that all Liberian voters can elect new leaders (president and representatives) of their choice void of outside interference.Scott’s call comes as Liberia’s presidential and representative elections scheduled for October 10 draws closer, where many persons have reportedly speculated of U.S. Government interference in the process.Mr. Scott makes remarks as Jeff Gongoer Dowana and other officials listen attentivelyMr. Scott spoke at the diplomatic reception commemorating the 170th independence anniversary of Liberia in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, July 26.He said the October presidential and representative elections will mark a historic moment in Liberia, “because Liberians will have the greatest opportunity to see peaceful transition of power from one living, sitting president to another, both elected by the people.”The U.S. official said Liberia has made great progress in the face of challenging situations, following 14 years of civil war and two years out of the devastating effect of the Ebola virus disease. He added that the U.S. Government is fully invested in Liberia’s success, and therefore wants the country’s democracy to thrive.Scott said the U.S. Government and Liberia signed a US$257 million Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact in 2015, through which the Liberian government has made “extensive progress in implementing the compact, which focused on rehabilitating the Mount Coffee Hydroelectric project and support road to maintain infrastructure.”He said the United States’ commitment to Liberia’s success, and Africa’s broader success, is shown by the U.S. support for the Young African Leaders Initiative.Scott added that Africa’s youth are the single greatest resources that hold huge potential.“As a steadfast and longtime friend of Liberia, the United States and the American people remain committed to partnering with Liberians to create a healthy, peaceful, and democratic future for the country,” he said.The Charge’ d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Monrovia, Jeff Gongoer Dowana, said since the end of the civil crisis, Liberia has enjoyed nearly 14 years of uninterrupted peace and has been on a trajectory of progress and development. He therefore underscored the importance of U.S.-Liberia relationship dating back to Liberia’s founding in the early 1800s. “As a manifestation of the significance of the relationship between the two countries,” Dowana said Liberia and the United States reaffirmed their friendship in a joint statement of the U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue, held at the U.S. State Department on January 10, this year.He pointed to a number of areas of successful collaboration between Liberia and the U.S., particularly in the energy sector. “Through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the United States Government has provided strong support for the overall rehabilitation of Mount Coffee Hydro-power Plant, which is a milestone in the Liberian government’s effort to make the country electricity efficient,” Dowana said.He also indicated that in alignment to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) II, Liberia strives to achieve food and nutrition security by investing in agriculture, specifically in sustainable farming systems, encouraging women in the trade to ensure gender parity in the sector as well as developing farm-to-market roads.Dowana then lauded the signing of the Farmington Declaration of June 4, 2017 by 20 political parties in Liberia, committing themselves to violence-free elections in October and a peaceful transition.In Washington, celebrations marking the 170th independence anniversary, held under the theme, “Sustaining the Peace,” included a day-long Cultural Extravaganza/Family Day, Intercessory Worship Service, and Diplomatic Reception.The celebrations kicked off on Saturday, July 22, on the grounds of the embassy where hundreds of Liberians and friends gathered to showcase the country’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. The Cultural Extravaganza/Family Day started with flags of the 15 counties, and the National Flag of Liberia, which Mr. Dowana took the lead.The well-attended intercessory service, hosted July 23 by the Association of Liberian Christian Ministers of Washington, D.C., Metro Area, was held at the New Hope Worship Center in Laurel, MD.  Apostle Edward Mouphouet, Founder and Pastor, Global Revival Missions Churches, was the keynote preacher. Apostle Mouphouet said change will come about in Liberia when Liberians embrace change.”If the nation is to change, we have to change,” said Rev. Mouphouet, noting, “We have to change our perspective and how we do things.”On Wednesday, July 26, the Diplomatic Reception, held at the residence of the Ambassador, was attended by Liberian and U.S. government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, the Liberian community, business and religious leaders, friends of Liberia and well-wishers. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Driver critical after Mon Repos accident

first_imgA man, identified as Anthony Jairam, is now in critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he crashed into a bridge at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Sunday afternoon.The mangled car after the accidentAccording to details acquired by Guyana Times, the accident occurred around 04:00h when Jairam, who was driving a grey Premio motor car proceeding North along the Railway Embankment Road in Mon Repos, reportedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the bridge before spinning and crashing again into another section of the bridge.As a result of the accident, the vehicle was badly mangled. Public-spirited persons rushed to the assistance of the victim who was trapped in the car.After much effort, he was pulled from the car in an unconscious state and rushed to the Hospital’s emergency unit where he is receiving treatment.One eyewitness, a shop owner who lives in the vicinity of the bridge where the accident occurred, said the injured man’s entire upper body was bloodied.According to the man (no name given), the accident victim “looked like he in bad shape, because when them man pull he out of the car, he whole top part was full of blood, all he face”. (Kizzy Coleman)last_img read more

‘Person of interest’ cited for smoking in park

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A man was cited for smoking in a restricted area, and authorities continue to investigate whether his cigarette butt caused a fire that raged through Griffith Park on Tuesday and today. The unidentified 20-year-old man was questioned after he was discovered near the ignition point of the fire, on the northern edge of Franklin D. Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course. He suffered second-degree burns on his hands and chest and was being treated this morning at the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital. He is still under investigation, Los Angeles Fire Capt. Antoine McKnight said. The Los Angeles Police Department had mistakenly reported that he was no longer a person of interest in the investigation. “We are not prepared to say whether it’s arson or accidental, at this time,” McKnight said.last_img read more

Steelhead LNG stresses relationships are needed with First Nations

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – A company that has partnered with a Vancouver Island First Nation to develop a liquefied natural gas facility says aboriginal consultation must be the top priority for project proponents in Canada.Steelhead LNG president Victor Ojeda and Malahat Nation CEO Renee Racette spoke to the Canada LNG Export conference about minimizing the risk of costly delays through consultation.Ojeda says the British Columbia-based company began consulting with the Malahat well before entering the regulatory process or advanced design phase of the project.- Advertisement -The company struck a deal with the Malahat last summer to develop a floating liquefaction facility in Saanich Inlet off Bamberton, about 40 kilometres north of Victoria.Racette says the Malahat’s purchase of the 5.25-square kilometre Bamberton site was one of the largest aboriginal land buys in Canadian history and that LNG is a key opportunity to grow the First Nation’s economy.She acknowledges that neighbouring First Nations collectively known as the WSANEC have voiced severe opposition to the project, but she says the Malahat is working to ease their concerns through dialogue.Advertisementlast_img read more

£25m Chelsea deal, a big message sent to the board and more Blues rumours

first_img 5 5 5 Kurt Zouma: Defender heading out? Click the arrow above, right, to see another defender linked with Chelsea – The Sunday Mirror are reporting that Roma, flushed with money from selling Alessio Romagnoli to Milan, are willing to pay £25m for Zouma. If a permanent transfer cannot be agreed upon, then a loan deal may be an option. Godfred Donsah: Young hot shot to spark a bidding war – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see a possible Chelsea exit – Chelsea continue to be linked with a move for Cagliari’s highly-rated midfielder, dubbed ‘the new Michael Essien’. The Italian club were relegated from Serie A and a host of clubs, such as Juventus, Fiorentina and Tottenham, are also said to be in the frame. Chelsea have picked up just one point from their first two Premier League games and new players will be welcome by manager Jose Mourinho.Baba Rahman has joined the club, while the Blues’ 20-year-old defender Nathan Ake signed a new deal and immediately joined Watford on loan.POLL: IS JOHN TERRY’S FORM ON THE SLIDE?Here, talkSPORT looks at the latest players linked with a move to Chelsea. Where do you think Mourinho needs to strengthen? John Stones: Huge offer to finally persuade Everton to sell – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more Chelsea transfer news – Having seen their previous bids for Stones rejected by Everton, Chelsea will apparently return with a £30m offer before the transfer deadline. However, it is believed the Blues are concerned about Man United and City possibly lining up moves of their own, say the Mail. Danny Murphy, the former England and Liverpool midfielder told talkSPORT Jose Mourinho’s decision to substitute John Terry at half-time against Man City was his way of telling the Blues’ board: ‘Get me John Stones’. 5 Antonio Rudiger: Back up in defence sorted? – As reported on, Chelsea and Roma are rumoured to be interested in Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger. 5 Gregory van der Wiel: The PSG defender’s future is up in the air – Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio said Van der Wiel’s agent, Mino Raiola was in London recently, sparking rumours he was there to discuss a potential deal for Dutch right-back Van der Wiel. Chelsea are said to be interested and Di Marzio says Raiola will travel to to Paris to discuss his client’s future.last_img read more


first_imgOne of Ireland’s oldest married couples have celebrated 70 years of wedded bliss and put their relationship down to “putting up with eachother.”Just two other people joined John and Bridget Hegarty from Glenties when they celebrated their wedding in 1944. Devoted John, 95, and Bridget, 90, had a simple wedding ceremony and were joined by their best man and maid of honour for breakfast before returning to work that morning.But the happy couple were surrounded by up to 80 members of their family and friends when they celebrated their wedding anniversary on Sunday last.The couple have four children, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.One of the their grandchildren, Muriel Hegarty, said the happy couple have put the secret of their long-lasting relationship down to patience and understanding. Family friend Maggie Keeney, 96, congratulates John on his wedding anniversary.“Somebody asked granny what was the secret to their lasting marriage and she said she puts up with grand-dad.“And when somebody asked him the same question, he gave the same answer,” laughed Muriel.The couple first met in 1942 when John spotted Bridget (nee Carr form Frosses) across Joe Kennedy’s dancehall and asked her to dance.The couple were married in Edeninfagh Church on February 16th, 1944 by the late Fr Daniel Molloy.John and Bridget celebrate with their great grandchildren and grandaughter Muriel.The bridesmaid was the late Mamie McCahill and the best man was the late Eddie O’Donnell.Unfortunately cameras were not plentiful at the time and the couple have no picture of their wedding day. Not only did the hard-working couple never take a honeymoon, but they haven’t even been out of Ireland.“They never had a honeymoon as people didn’t have honeymoons then. They have been too busy raising a family and working to go on holiday.“They have never been out of Ireland but they don’t feel like they have missed anything,” added Muriel.John still drives everyday and also farms away on his holding in Meenalaragan. “Grandad is very sharp still and he picked out all the readings for the mass which we had in the house to celebrate their 70th anniversary,” added Muriel.While John still works the farm on a daily basis, Bridget passes the time with her great grandchildren and is also a dab hand at embroidery.PATIENCE IS THE KEY SAYS DONEGAL COUPLE WHO CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF WEDDED BLISS! was last modified: February 18th, 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:70 years marriedBridget HegartyGlentiesJohn Hegartylast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny District CourtA young man who had flown home from Canada was suffering from both jet lag and too much drink when he was arrested by Gardai, a court has heard.Daniel Doherty, 24, appeared before Letterkenny District Court today charged with engaging in threatening and abusive behaviour at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny on February 20th, 2015. Doherty was observed by Gardai making threats to other men and despite being asked to move on, he continued to engage in abusive behaviour and was arrested.Solicitor Gordon Curley told the court that his client had returned from Canada that day where he had been working for two years as a carpenter.He said it was a combination of jet lag and alcohol which led to his behaviour which he said Doherty, of 31 Beechwood Road, Letterkenny, had very little recollection of.“It wasn’t a good cocktail,” said Mr Curley.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Doherty to pay €150 to Pieta House and he said he would strike out the charge.JET LAG AND DRINK LED MAN TO APPEARANCE IN COURT was last modified: January 25th, 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:courtDaniel Dohertydonegaljet laglast_img read more

Manchester United early predicted XI for the Europa League final v Ajax

first_img 25. Antonio Valencia (right-back) 12 12 6. Paul Pogba (central midfield) 12 12 You can listen to live commentary of Ajax v Manchester United in the Europa League TONIGHT from 7pm, live on talkSPORT.Jose Mourinho is targeting a cup double in his first season as manager of the Red Devils. The League Cup is already in the cabinet and now they face the Dutch giants in the European final in Stockholm.It’s not only silverware on the line either. Whoever wins the match at the Friends Arena will automatically qualify for the Champions League group stages, which would be a huge coup for the Red Devils after a disappointing domestic season.Unfortunately for Man United, injury problems have dogged them towards the end of the campaign and Mourinho must do without key stars, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo, while Eric Bailly is suspended for the clash.So who will start? Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Manchester United XI to face Ajax in the Europa League final… The Europa League final is live on talkSPORT – Details here 21. Ander Herrera (central midfield) 19. Marcus Rashford (striker) 17. Daley Blind (centre-back) 12 11. Anthony Martial (left-wing) 12 20. Sergio Romero (goalkeeper) 12 16. Michael Carrick (central midfield) 12 12 12 12 22. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (right-wing) 36. Matteo Darmian (left-back) 4. Phil Jones (centre-back) – Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Manchester United XI to face Ajax in the Europa League final… 12last_img read more


first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:It is great to see the crowds around Dunfanaghy again. Easter always is a busy time in the area and the club has been no different. There were large crowds on the course all weekend. And the chef has been busy in the clubhouse. Everyone is very complimentary of the food. Keep the good work going, paddy, Sarah and all the staff. We had our Divot day on Good Friday and there was large attendance, with the job completed in no time. Thanks for everyone that turned up. We will all benefit in the long run.The Past pupils of the Royal and Prior comprehensive School will hold their Annual classic this coming Friday at the club. This is always well supported with great prizes. Let’s hope it is a good day and have a large turnout. Book on-line or ring Mary or Ruth in the clubhouse to secure your booking. Mc Ginley’s Senior and Intermediate Scratch Cups:The Mc Ginley Motor’s Senior and Intermediate Scratch Cups will be taking place on Saturday the 2nd of April. These are played over 36 holes. Make sure to get your name on the time sheet as early as possible by booking on line or contacting the club. There is fantastic prizes and €300 for anyone that breaks the club amateur record.Competition Results:Wednesday Open singles – 23rd of Mar 16 1st: Cathal Mc Monagle Cruit 41pts2nd: Brian Mc Gee 40ptsGross: Phelim Mc Geady 29pts3rd: Rodger Green 38ptsJuvenile: Conor Hanna 34pts Saturday Open 4BBB – 26th of Mar 161st: Sean Duffy/Sean Duffy Jnr 41pts bot2nd: Richard Lee/Charles Roarty 41pts botGross: Mal Johnson/Max Mc Gready 41pts bot Sunday Gent’s single Stableford 27th of Mar 20161st: David Lapsley 44pts2nd Eamonn mc Grath 40ptsGross: Sean Duffy Jnr 33pts Gross3rd Fergus Mullen 38ptsJuvenile: Tom mc Clintock 42pts1st 9: Anthony Gallagher 22pts2nd 9: Peadar Curran 21ptsJunior Golf:There was a large attendance of the juveniles on Saturday with a Easter egg for everyone. Seamus also held a camp last week with the next young golfers getting guidance. It is great to see so many young children taking up the game and also to see so many girls participating. Keep up the good work Seamus, Brian, James.Function Room for Private Parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)GOLF: ROYAL AND PRIOR PAST PUPILS TAKING TO DUNFANAGHY COURSE ON FRIDAY was last modified: March 29th, 2016 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)last_img read more