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first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES For Etheridge, the win adds another highlight to what is starting to be a great year for him. Struggling to find a club in England four years ago, he actually thought about quitting the sport altogether.It’s a part of his career that is rarely mentioned these days, but is equally significant in his remarkable rise from the depths to one of the finest goalkeepers in the English Championship, while playing for Cardiff City, which is on track for promotion to the English Premier League.“It’s crazy thinking about it,” said the 28-year-old Etheridge on the toughest spell of his career. “Those kinds of experiences help me become the player that I am now.”Cardiff City needs four more victories and a draw from their last nine matches to clinch promotion—but even that would take a back seat to the Azkals’ accomplishment Tuesday night.“We want to make history for Philippine football again,” Etheridge said before the match.With another show of grit, the Azkals accomplished that goal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was a night that will live long in the memory for Philippine football.ADVERTISEMENT Etheridge was part of the national team that triggered the sport’s renaissance eight years ago with a victory in Hanoi, Vietnam. But the sport lost grip of support and following over the past few years and the Azkals collectively knew that they needed this milestone to somehow regain their place in the country’s sporting landscape.“That was the Azkals that I knew and have known for,” said Etheridge. “Never give up. It doesn’t matter. It’s amazing. I just want to thank everyone who came here today.”It wasn’t just the result, but the way the Azkals hammered it out. Their shoulders dropped when Kevin Ingreso conceded the penalty that was duly converted by Nazarov Akhtam in the 64th minute.But Ingreso, who has quietly solidified his role as the Azkals’ top choice defensive midfielder, atoned for the mistake with the equalizer 10 minutes later, before Phil Younghusband sealed victory from the penalty spot in injury time as the Azkals celebrated their first appearance in the continental showpiece event, where they will be up against football giants like Korea, Japan, Iran and Australia.“I can’t even describe the emotion,” said Younghusband. “I don’t even care about goal No. 50; I’m just so happy we made it to the Asian Cup. There’s always doubts when we conceded. But we stepped up our game.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism With Balkman ban lifted, can SMB reunion happen? Nearly down and out before a packed Rizal Memorial Stadium grandstand, the Azkals summoned their trademark never-say-die spirit to pull off the biggest achievement in history of the sport in the country.The Azkals fought back from a goal down in the second half to subdue Tajikistan, 2-1, Tuesday night to secure qualification to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup for the first time.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 crownAll those years of frustration and heartbreak turned to jubilation on one magical night on the turf, where the Azkals produced a performance for the ages. Players hugged as they were reduced to tears at the final whistle.“Today we showed our character,” goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, fighting back tears, told the Inquirer. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Honda goal gives Japan a 2-2 draw with Senegal at World Cup

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japan’s Keisuke Honda, right, scores his side’s second goal past Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly during the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)YEKATERINBURG, Russia — Senegal twice took the lead. Japan tied it up both times.Keisuke Honda came off the bench in the second half and scored in the 78th minute, giving the Japanese a 2-2 draw with Senegal on Sunday at the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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 LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Kane scores hat trick in England’s 6-1 rout of Panama Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The 32-year-old Honda, a former AC Milan forward, became the first Japanese player to score at three World Cups.The draw keeps the two teams at the top of Group H ahead of their final matches.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 crownSadio Mane gave Senegal the lead in the 11th minute with his first World Cup goal.Moussa Wague crossed from the right, but Genki Haraguchi failed to properly clear the ball. Youssouf Sabaly then sent a shot toward goal that Eiji Kawashima was unable to control and Mane tapped it into the net. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ With four points from their opening two games, both teams remain in contention but will need points from their final group matches to make the round of 16.In their final group games on Thursday, Senegal will face Colombia in Samara while Japan plays Poland in Volgograd. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan struck back in the 34th minute when Takashi Inui scored with a low shot from inside the area after receiving a pass from Yuto Nagamoto on a quick counterattack. It was Japan’s first shot on goal in the match, and it changed the run of play.Japan started to use its speed to control the middle of the field and open spaces in Senegal’s defense, but it was the African team that again took the lead.Sabaly crossed the ball for Mbaye Niang, who backheeled it toward Wague. The 19-year-old forward restored the lead with a shot high into the net in the 71st minute.A minute later, Japan coach Akira Nishino sent on Honda and striker Shinji Okazaki, a move that paid off.GROUP DYNAMICSADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Japan ends badminton drought; India crushes Hong Kong

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Abueva determined to repay Alas’ trust as he begins Phoenix journey DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi sealed the team’s 3-1 win in the best-of-5 series. They won 21-16, 21-11 victory over Huang Dongping and Zheng Yu. Japan hadn’t won the title since 1970, and China had held it for two decades.“China’s our biggest rival and I am extremely pleased to win this,” Takahashi said “I am privileged to have won both the Uber Cup and the Asian Games, which doesn’t happen very often. It’s definitely a different feeling from winning any individual title in my career.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Chen Yufei gave China the lead with her 21-15, 21-12 victory second-ranked Akane Yamaguchi, but Japan responded with three straight wins starting with Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota beating Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan 21-12, 21-17. Nozomi Okuhara fended off He Bingjiao 21-16, 19-21, 21-15 to make it 2-1.China had won the event in 10 of the last 11 Asian Games in a streak broken only by South Korea’s gold in 1994. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardcenter_img Japan also won the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay ahead of China, which added Sun Yang to its quartet. The silver gave Sun a fifth medal at the games.Zhang Yuefi won two golds in the women’s 200 butterfly and the 4×100 mixed medley relay.For India, field hockey took top billing after the men’s national team routed Hong Kong 26-0. It was eight-time Olympic champion India’s biggest winning margin in an international event.And it followed a 17-0 win for the defending champion over host Indonesia, so there’s plenty to suggest the Olympic spot guaranteed to the tournament winner is a good incentive to win gold in Jakarta.The margin of victory over Hong Kong topped India’s previous record of 24-1, set against the United States in 1932.Rupinderpal Singh scored five times and Harmanpreet Singh had four goals as India continued scoring relentlessly right up to the last minute.In a scenic 104.4-kilometer (65-mile) course through fields and lush countryside, Na Ah-reum of South Korea won the women’s cycling road race in 2 hours, 44 minutes, 47 seconds. Na, the time trial champion four years ago, finished 1:20 ahead of silver medalist Pu Yixian of China.Among the 31 gold medals Wednesday, Mongolia won the 50-meter rifle 3 positions, and Rahi Jeevan Sarnobat held off Yangpaiboon Naphaswan of Thailand in the 25-meter women’s pistol final to win India’s second shooting title at Palembang. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara returns a shot during the women’s team badminton finals against China at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)JAKARTA, Indonesia — There’s no disputing this was a gold medal that ranked up there with a world title.Japan’s drought-breaking win over China in the women’s team badminton final was among the most-watched medal matches Wednesday at the Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Although the Asian Games involves only countries from Asia, in the sport of badminton, the best players in the world are generally from this part of the world,” Chen Yufei said. “And also because this event occurs only once every four years, there is an element of prestige to this — it’s an important tournament.”Olympic champion Joseph Schooling was the first swimmer from outside China or Japan to a win a gold medal in the Jakarta pool. The 23-year-old Singapore star defended the 100-meter butterfly title in a games record time of 51.04 seconds.“It’s all about standing up for your country and yourself,” Schooling said. “I had some jitters before, but that’s good, it shows I’m taking nothing for granted. Every gold is special, it has its own story.”By the end of the fourth night of swimming, the duel in the pool was level with China and Japan having 14 gold medals apiece.Yasuhiro Koseki broke the Games record to win the men’s 100 breaststroke in 58.86 and complete a double, and Daiya Seto also picked up his second gold when he beat the defending champion and Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino in the 400 individual medley.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Undermanned San Miguel dumps NLEX to start Govs’ Cup bid

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Adamson forces semis Game 3 vs UP Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs San Miguel first showed glimpses of its strength in the second quarter when it went on a 13-3 run that AZ Reid capped off with a triple for the 56-44 lead with 3:09 left in the first half.It was in the third period that the Beermen eventually pulled away, going on a 15-2 run to build a 20-point lead after Standhardinger’s jumper at the 4:38 mark.Reid complemented Standhardinger’s efforts with 30 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists while Alex Cabagnot filled the box scores with 23 points, six boards, and nine assists.Aaron Fuller led the Road Warriors (3-2) with 36 points 16 rebounds, and five dimes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college San Miguel was classic San Miguel and looked as if it didn’t miss the four-time MVP as it made easy work of NLEX, 125-112, to begin its campaign in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Filling in for the injured center was the returning Christian Standhardinger, who immediately played for the Beermen after suiting up in his last game with the national team in the Asian Games in Indonesia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Standhardinger, as impressive as he was in Jakarta, was marvelous for the Beermen putting up a career-high 36 points with 11 rebounds and going 14-of-17 from the field.“I have to appreciate Christian despite the fact that he was tired from the Asian Games and he was really playing well there,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria. “The Asian Games gave him a lot of exposure and what he did today was similar to what he did there.”center_img Read Next No June Mar Fajardo, no problem for the arguably the league’s most stacked team.No June Mar Fajardo, no problem for the arguably the league’s most stacked team.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparclast_img read more

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Red Sox reach 100 wins for 1st time since ’46, beat Jays 1-0

first_imgVettel needs to find a way to hit back at Singapore Grand Prix Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 LATEST STORIES View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sanchez bounced a 2-2 pitch to Jackie Bradley Jr. in the dirt and past catcher Danny Jansen to the backstop, allowing Devers to score.“I love Price. I keep in touch with Price even to this day,” said Sanchez, who was teammates with Price in Toronto in 2015. “To go out there and match what he’s doing. … Just to go out there and have a special night like that was fun. It’s unfortunate they scored the way they did and we lost the way we did.”Toronto fell to 1-8 at Fenway Park this year and dropped to a season-worst 15 games below .500.DOUBLE DUTYRowdy Tellez has seven doubles in his first seven games, the most for any player in the majors since 1908. Jonathan Davis had his first major league hit for Toronto, which hasn’t won back-to-back games since Aug. 24-25.CENTURY CLUBCora is the first manager with 100 wins in his first season with a club since Felipe Alou with the 2003 San Francisco Giants and the first in his initial season as a big league manager since Dusty Baker with the 1993 Giants.FOR SALECora said Chris Sale, who returned to the mound on Tuesday night for the first time since Aug. 12, did not report any issues with his left shoulder. Sale was scheduled to play catch on Wednesday and throw a bullpen session on Friday. The plan is for him to pitch three innings against the New York Mets.“He’s encouraged,” Cora said. “Yesterday was like his first big league outing. He was all over the plate. He admitted it — the game sped up on him.”center_img A night after becoming the first major league team this year to clinch a playoff spot, Boston won for the 10th time in 14 games and moved a season-high 54 games above .500 for the first time since the 1946 team of Williams, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio went 104-50.The Red Sox need only to go 6-10 the rest of the season to break the franchise record of 105 wins, set in 1912. Boston also won 101 games in 1915.“Somebody just told me it’s been done three times here and the last one was 70-something years ago,” first baseman Mitch Moreland said. “I think that speaks for itself.”BLUE BLUE JAYSSanchez allowed three hits and struck out six, allowing the game’s only run after Moreland walked to lead off the fifth. Devers reached on a fielder’s choice and took third when Brock Holt poked a single through the hole at shortstop on a hit-and-run.ADVERTISEMENT TRAINER’S ROOMBlue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman, who hasn’t pitched since Sept. 3 because of a blister on his right index finger, may be done for the year, manager John Gibbons said.Red Sox: RHP Matt Barnes who hasn’t pitched since Sept. 4 because of left hip inflammation, played catch on Monday and Tuesday, and he was scheduled to do so again on Wednesday.UP NEXTBlue Jays: RHP Sam Gaviglio (3-8) pitches the series finale on Thursday night.Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4) takes the mound for Boston.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “That’s what we’ve done all year,” Price said on Wednesday night after pitching seven innings of three-hit ball to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0. “That’s why we have 100 wins right now.”Price (15-6) struck out seven to win his sixth straight decision, leaving after 92 pitches with a lead earned when Rafael Devers scampered home on a wild pitch by Aaron Sanchez (4-6) in the fifth inning. The Red Sox left-hander is unbeaten in 11 starts and is 5-0 with a 1.56 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break.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 ChrissSteven Wright pitched the eighth and Craig Kimbrel got three outs for his 39th save, and Boston’s magic number for clinching the AL East dropped to seven over the second-place New York Yankees.“Don’t get me wrong; 100 is 100. But we’ve got bigger goals, obviously,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “Today we got closer to one of those goals.” “100 Wins” is posted on the outfield display after the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 for their 100th win of the season after a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — The scoreboards at Fenway Park were all flashing “100 WINS” to celebrate the Red Sox reaching the milestone for the first time since Ted Williams returned from World War II.David Price was already thinking about No. 101.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

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Child kickboxing debated in Thailand after 13-year-old dies

first_imgCarpio 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 MOST READ “If you don’t allow younger players to learn their way up, how can they be strong and experienced enough to fight?” he said. “We call it ‘boxing bones.’ You need to have boxing bones built from a very young age.”Sukrit said the death of the 13-year-old, who fought under the name Petchmongkol S. Wilaitong, was a one-off incident and the result of a poorly organized event.“This has never happened before and it’s unprecedented,” he said. “There are several factors involved which have nothing to do with age. The referee wasn’t quick enough to stop the fight and the venue didn’t have a doctor on standby, which shouldn’t happen.”Public television station ThaiPBS reported that Anucha had fought more than 170 matches since he began boxing at the age of 8, and was currently fighting in the under 41 kilogram (under 90 pound) weight division. It said he was raised by his uncle, who is a boxing trainer, after his parents separated.The uncle, Damrong Tasako, told Thai PBS that Anucha’s death was an accident but he would like to see regulations for children under 15 to wear protective gear to soften blows to the head and body.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Despite NCAA finals loss, CJ Perez still a winner with baby on the way Child boxing is widespread in Thailand, especially in rural areas, where it offers a way for children to help provide for their families and a path to lift them out of poverty, according to its advocates. Opponents say the sport is dangerous, citing studies such as one published last month by Thailand’s Mahidol University saying that allowing children under 15 to box could result in various types of brain damage.Thai lawmakers are considering legislation proposed last month banning children under 12 from competitive boxing. The legislation has been forwarded to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, which has already drafted a revised version, said Gen. Aduldej Intapong, a member of the National Legislative Assembly.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 ChrissKickboxing is one of the most popular sports in Thailand and its boosters oppose regulating it.“This would have a major impact on the industry,” Sukrit Parekrithawet, a lawyer who represents several boxing training camps, said of the proposed legislation. “Those who drafted the law do not know anything about the sport of Thai boxing, and this would make Muay Thai become extinct.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this March 19, 2002, file photo, two novice Buddhist monks practice Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) during a morning training session at the Golden Horse Monastery in northern Thailand. The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a Muay Thai boxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban child boxing. (AP Photo/David Longstreath, File)BANGKOK — The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a kickboxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban matches involving children.The death of Anucha Tasako came after a Muay Thai — Thai boxing — match Saturday in the Bangkok suburb of Samut Prakarn. The Facebook page Muaythai Krobwongjorn, which covers the sport, said he died from a brain hemorrhage. Protective gear is normally not worn in the sport, and video circulated on social media said to be of the fight shows Anucha not wearing any.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Arsenal players filmed using ‘hippy crack’

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In the same year, Jack Grealish was warned by the then Aston Villa manager, Tim Sherwood, after pictures emerged of him appearing to inhale the gas, and Saido Berahino was reprimanded by West Brom for a similar incident in 2014.When an image was posted of then Tottenham player Kyle Walker in 2013, he apologised on Twitter, writing: “I won’t be doing this again and hope that no one else is influenced into putting their health at risk by my actions.”Arsenal, under new manager Unai Emery, are currently fifth in the Premier League table and are unbeaten in 20 consecutive matches in all competitions.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring the team’s fourth goal during the UEFA Europa League group E football match between Arsenal and Vorskla Poltava at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 20, 2018. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)Arsenal said Friday they will “remind players of their responsibilities” after a video emerged that appears to show a number of stars inhaling nitrous oxide.Players including Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Matteo Guendouzi feature in the footage, which appears to come from CCTV footage and was published by the Sun newspaper on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT PBA Finals: Mike Harris, Aces stay positive despite 2-0 hole LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In a statement Arsenal said: “The players will be spoken to about this and reminded of their responsibilities as representatives of the club.”Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas or “hippy crack”, is freely available although it is technically illegal to sell it for recreational purposes.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 ChrissIn the video, which reportedly comes from a London venue shortly before the start of the current season, other Gunners players including Henrikh Mkhitaryan can be seen rejecting the offer to use the gas.The footage is the latest to show top players being linked with nitrous oxide. Raheem Sterling was warned by his then club Liverpool after footage emerged of him using the substance in 2015. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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Gilas Pilipinas practices with Andray Blatche for 2nd straight day

first_imgAndray Blatche practices with Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.betGilas Pilipinas was back at work for the second straight night on Tuesday at Meralco Gym in Pasig.The Nationals had 12 players present, including Andray Blatche, who just rejoined the team on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Guard Jayson Castro and forward Japeth Aguilar were in attendance but did not participate.Castro said he just needed to take a breather after having no rest for two straight weeks while Aguilar is nursing a minor ankle injury he sustained in Barangay Ginebra’s win over Columbian on Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAmong those who continued to put the work in were June Mar Fajardo, Paul Lee, Marcio Lassiter, Troy Rosario, Poy Erram, Gabe Norwood, Roger Pogoy, Mark Barroca, Scottie Thompson and Blatche, who is noticeably in top shape.Raymond Almazan, Christian Standhardinger and Thirdy Ravena were absent. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gilas is preparing for its crucial last two games on the road in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers against Qatar on February 21 and Kazakhstan on February 24.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history New champ Magnolia still getting rhythm back as first game of season ends in loss In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Guarantee Liberians a Stake in the Petroleum Sector: NOCAL, Please LISTEN

first_imgThere are some people in this government, Ministers especially, who are so “upset” with the media, the Daily Observer in particular, that they claim they “don’t read the tabloids anymore.” But these officials fail to realize that the media constitute an “early warning system.”  It is the media’s responsibility to display vividly and in intelligible language, even drawings, the warning signs for all to see.  And this ALL includes not only the public who are the chief patrons of the media, but most especially the government, which is in charge of national affairs and which should be the first we should alert about things going wrong in the country, or issues and concerns burning in the hearts and minds of the citizenry that GOL should know about.  For it is GOL who is not only in charge, but has the capacity and responsibility to DO something about it. However, it is too often that when media reporting and comment do not go the government’s way, the people in government are prepared to dismiss the media as “tabloids.”If, however, things were going smoothly in the country, why would the President of Liberia make the drastic changes in government that did last Sunday?  We thank her for taking those actions, although we reserve the right, in time, to comment on the appointments—comments which we pray will be taken in good faith.This editorial is about another sector of the government whose attention we are calling to a very critical natural resource, Liberia’s newly found petroleum. We wish here to make one main point: since 1926 the Liberian government has been dishing out to   foreigners its rich natural resources—be they huge tracks of forest, land or minerals, without any local participation.  Now we have discovered an entirely new resource, petroleum.  And it seems GOL is hell bent on giving this, too, away without any Liberian participation.That is why we are constrained to write yet another editorial, appealing to, calling upon, pleading with, even begging NOCAL NOT TO MAKE THAT SAME MISTAKE AGAIN.On September 23, 2014 we said editorially that NOCAL should do everything in its power to ensure substantial Liberian participation in the petroleum sector.  We urged the company to ensure that Liberian participation should be at least 30%, with NOCAL itself garnering another 20%, and foreign companies, 50%. Now another thinking Liberian, Harry A. Greaves, has come forward with some concrete proposals toward this same end.  He is suggesting that NOCAL extend the dates for final bidding and notification of successful bidders to allow time for Liberians to be involved.  He is further suggesting that in order to avoid accusations of cronyism, for which this government has been heavily criticized, GOL officials should be prohibited from participating in the bidding, directly or indirectly.Mr. Greaves’ suggestions are published in the Friday, November 14 edition of the Daily Observer.We pray that NOCAL will seriously consider those suggestions.The Daily Observer, in its September 23 editorial, further suggested that NOCAL, having considerable financial resources, could use some of its resources to empower credible Liberians to participate in the petroleum sector, and when they start making money, pay NOCAL back.  This is one tangible way to ensure that Liberians are, for once, not left out of yet another viable and lucrative sector that could help them to benefit and prosper from their own resources.We submit that we are not petroleum experts; yet in our own way we advance these ideas that will hopefully propel NOCAL to start thinking seriously about how Liberians can, at long last, share in its enormous resources that will lead us to more effective participation in our national economy as a pathway to progress and prosperity for all.NOCAL, we BEG you to please listen.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DCI Distributes Food, Anti-Ebola Items to Orphans, Victims

first_imgDefence for Children International- Liberia, has begun the distribution of food and anti-Ebola items to several communities in Montserrado and Bomi counties, respectively.The distributions started in Low Cost Village in Bensonville, where 18 persons died of the Ebola virus. DCI will focus on communities most affected by the epidemic.The DCI executive director, Atty. Foday M. Kawah, said the organization was identifying with orphans and others affected by the deadly Ebola virus.The items distributed included anti-Ebola buckets, chlorate, rice, sugar, oil and ovaltine for the children and women as well as men who have lost parents, guardians and care givers to the Ebola virus.”DCI is targeting 89 households but will pay more attention to the orphans.“We are doing this because we are a child rights institution and need to ensure that these orphans are provided food; we believe in the rights of our children and women’s rights as well; so, our targeted beneficiaries are orphans.  Women who lost their husbands as well as men who lost their wives to Ebola will also benefit from the donation,” said Mr. Kawa.The DCI executive director further pledged his organization’s commitment to providing legal representation for women and children who are victims of gender based violence amid the Ebola crisis in the country as well as old folks who are vulnerable in the society.Pastor Johnson H. Kollie thanked DCI-Liberia for the donation, describing it as timely for the orphans and others affected by the epidemic in the area.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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