PH netball squad gets bamboozled by Thailand

first_imgTrending 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) Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangascenter_img Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Under Armour PH ambassador Mark Striegl makes dominant return to URCC cage KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines dropped an 86-3 decision to Thailand Tuesday at the start of women’s netball competitions at Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara Sports Complex.Coming here to gain a much-needed exposure for a sport that is trying to gain ground in the country, the Filipinos failed to get a grip of the game amid a well-oiled Thais side.ADVERTISEMENT The Thais, the bronze medalists two years ago in Singapore, opened with a 46-1 lead at halftime and went on cruise control from then on.By third period, the Filipinos tried to make a big push but just couldn’t get through Thailand’s tough defense, trailing behind 64-3 entering the fourth period.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’It was a big heartbreak for the Philippines which is hoping to improve from a lackluster debut in Singapore 2015. Back then, the Thais downed the Filipinos (62-22) in the preliminaries.They will play Brunei at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Pain for Ghana despite Late Winner

first_imgGhana’s Black Queens, (otherwise known as Black Princesses) the U-20 female national team ended their dream to advance to the last eight of the FIFA 2014 Women’s World Cup despite their 2-1 win over Finland last Tuesday, as host Canada joined Korea DPR on goal-difference.Ghana’s undoing was in their second match against Korea DPR who trounced them 3-0. So far Ghana scored three goals, as against four by Canada with Korea DPR with five goals. In Tuesday’s game, Ghana’s Jennifer Cudjoe scored four minutes from full time to secure 2-1 victory.It was Finland that got the opener in the 50th minute through striker Juliette Kemppi and Ghana’s Sherifatu Sumaila leveled in the 71st minute before the late winner. While Ghana’s game was held in Moncton, Korea DPR’s match against Canada the same day was played in Montreal.They were two matches that their results were needed to determine who moved into the final eight or the quarter-finals. If Ghana had scored more than two goals, that could have secured them a chance, since Canada streaked ahead with one point over Ghana. Despite Ghana’s exit, their match against Finland who got not even a point saw both teams playing not to lose with each searching desperately for the win that hopefully could have lifted their chances to the last eight.Perhaps Finland was playing a blind, and desperately finding a winner to prevent three losses in three matches, which in the end they could not get. But that they played so strongly and only succumbed to defeat just four minutes against Ghana indicated how determined they were prepared to demand some respect. In any case, both Ghana and Finland would blame their failures to have made use of chances that came their way, respectively.For example, striker Wasila Diwura-Soale of Ghana failed to convert a golden opportunity from close range for Ghana, and Finland’s Nora Heroum also struck the crossbar with a free-kick. Finland’s Emilia Iskanius was subsequently forced to clear off the line for the Europeans after Ghana’s Diwura-Soale had looked to profit from the goalkeeper’s error. If anything at all, it was the Finns that came better off in the early part with better openings as Natalia Kuikka and Heroum both narrowly failed to find their targets until Kemppi found the opener from a pass with Ria Oling’s assist.As the game moved on to the end and desperate Ghana turned on the power, the equalizer came as a matter of course with Sumaila taking advantage of a turnover to slot home and fifteen minutes later when Finland goalkeeper Krista Moisio made a superb point-blank stop from Veronica Appiah, team-mate Cudjoe powerfully converted home with a drive from the edge of the penalty area for the winner.Other results on Tuesday: Germany trounced Brazil 5-1; USA defeated China PR 3-0 and Canada defeated Korea PDR 1-0.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Road Network is Key to Poverty Reduction -US Envoy

first_imgThe development of road networks for greater access to markets and basic social services are cardinal to the reduction of poverty in post Ebola Liberia, United States Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac has declared.She spoke through a proxy, Madam Barbara Dickerson, during a 49 kilometer road dedication last week in Bong County, noting that creating good road networks that connect farms to markets is a key component to fighting poverty.Madam Dickerson, USAID Deputy Mission Director to Liberia, acknowledged that road investment can create opportunities for the poor directly through employment in labor-based road construction, rehabilitation and maintenance.“Better roads also mean that people can significantly reduce the inordinate amount of time spent travelling short distances on bad roads. Also, improved roads can lower the relatively high cost of rural transportation, which often strains the meager income of rural dwellers,” said Ambassador Malac.She lauded the local contractor, Westwood Corporation, for the rehabilitation of the 49 kilometer road in Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties.She pledged her government’s continuous support toward Liberia’s reconstruction, noting that the American people are fully behind Liberia.She commended Westwood Corporation general manager, Samuel B. Cooper III, and other implementing partners for the level of work accomplished.The local contractor also completed a 36-kilometer project in Lofa and Nimba Counties, which represent 85 kilometers of roads completed under the USAID-funded farm-to-market road rehabilitation project.The US diplomat maintained that her government remains strongly committed to working with the government of Liberia to achieve the country’s transportation development agenda as outlined in the Agenda for Transformation (AfT), the National Decentralization Policy (NDP) and the Transport Master Plan (TMP).In remarks, Bong County Superintendent, Selena Polson Mappy, described road connectivity as an important tool in the country’s development and if addressed, “could help boost economic activities of rural dwellers and Liberia in general. She indicated that the rehabilitation of major farm-to-market roads funded by the U.S. government will assist marketers as they commute from one place to another to sell their produce.Westwood Corporation vice president and administrative manager, Mrs. Agnes Cooper, pledged her company’s staunch commitment to Liberia’s rebuilding process.According to her, the growth and development of every nation squarely rests on quality roads to support government’s socio-economic deliverables. She said Westwood will continue to contribute to road rehabilitation and construction in Liberia given the availability of modern equipment, engineers and contractors employed by the company.At the same time, Public Works Deputy Minister for Administration, Roland Giddings, underscored the need for road sustainability across Liberia.Giddings pointed out that most of the roads are being rehabilitated every year due to the lack of proper maintenance.He said: “If the country’s road network is to be improved, government and its development partners must employ modern technology such as the Otta Seal process which has been successfully used in other countries. Until then, infrastructure development remains a serious challenge.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana/Canada: An alliance of shared values – Greenidge

first_imgThe Guyana Government will continue to collaborate with Canada in a wide range of areas from developing the petroleum sector to promoting human rights, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said.High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee shares a toast with Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge during the Canada Day celebrationsHe made the remark during a Canada Day reception on Thursday evening at the Marriott Hotel, marking the country’s 151st anniversary, noting the joint effort to combat the adverse effects of climate change, adopt policies aimed at reducing poverty, advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, as it seeks to develop capacity and safeguard its citizens.“Our alliance premised on shared values has resulted in the development of genuine, productive partnership evident in the programme of bilateral cooperation that has delivered concrete and quantifiable benefits to Guyana.”The two countries’ partnership has seen Guyana benefiting from assistance in the areas of anti-crime capacity building, debt relief, live streaming of the National Assembly, upgrading of the research unit of Parliament, implementation of the Disability Act of Guyana; and support in the integrated sundried tomato project. Canada has also played a critical role in Guyana’s forestry and mining sectors.As Guyana embraces the imminent economic transformation, it remains mindful of the fact that the world is increasingly integrated, Minister Greenidge stressed. He applauded the Government and people of Canada for their strides over the years, particularly in its diversity, strong system of governance, sustainable prosperity and economic and social stability.High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee highlighted the achievements Canada has made over the years.In 2015, the country achieved gender parity in federal cabinet and includes Ministers who are openly gay and those born out of Canada. In 2016, Canada was the largest trading partner with Caricom with US$700 million in merchandise trade. The country also welcomes 300,000 immigrants yearly. These achievements exemplify the country’s diverse and inclusive nature, High Commissioner Chatterjee said.“Canada is a peaceful pluralistic society with strong democratic values. Our country isn’t perfect… our inclusive society means that the rights of all citizens regardless of race, religion, language, gender, sexual orientation are respected and that everyone has a contribution to make,” the High Commissioner added.last_img read more

Dreher finishes first round of Symetra Classic four over par

first_imgShe started her round from the tenth hole and it proved to be quite the struggle as she triple bogeyed the par five. Despite the early stumble Dreher managed to birdie three out of four holes between 13 and 16, but additional bogey’s on 14 and 17 hindered her recovery.She went on to par her first two holes on the front nine but dropped a stroke on the third. Dreher put together a decent front nine overall with pars on seven of the nine holes. She also bogeyed the par four ninth.The top Canadian in the field is Samantha Richdale of Kelowna B.C.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Killbillies fall just short in final game of 2014

first_imgAnyone interesting in joining the Killbillies team in any capacity is encouraged to get in touch with them on their Facebook page, Energetic City Roller Derby Association. After the game coach Ashley Large spoke glowingly about his team’s performance considering the ranking of the leagues the two teams play in.“When you consider that we’re playing against a league that started in 2006 and playing against a league that as a whole is ranked 29th in Canada. We’re in the hundreds. I told the team to tie this team is amazing, and to have an overtime jam, wonderful,” Large said.He added the game was a great learning experience of the Killbillies as the game was the first time the two teams played each other.- Advertisement -“They acted and behaved differently and strategized differently than what we typically see which is what we want. We wanted to play someone different. We’ve seen what everybody does we play three of four times. The difference was they were smarter here and there. We had a few small minor errors and they capitalized,” Large explained.Looking forward to next season team captain Amanda Rathburn is looking forward to an expanded schedule as the squad is looking to continue to improve their game.“We’re hoping to pull in a few more people. We’re hoping to have an A team and a B team, or at least a travelling team and a home team. Being in the north here we have two cities in Alberta that are closer than here in B.C. We’re aiming for some of the bigger tournaments. We’re aiming to acquire a second bench coach to help Ashley out. We need refs and we need volunteers,” she said.Advertisementlast_img read more

NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers win on the road over Peace River Royals

first_imgUp next, the Trackers are home Saturday, January 11, as they take on the Fort McMurray Barons. Puck drop is 1:45 p.m. at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers were on the road on Sunday, January 5, as they took on the Peace River Royals.The Trackers were off to a good start as, at 3:35 into the game, Justin Brownlee would score a goal on the Royals, with assists by Nathan Brownlee and Thomas Loewen, making the score 1-0.Fast forward to 8:06 into the second period, Justin Brownlee would score his second goal of the game, with an assist by Kurtis Lee, setting the score at 2-0 over Peace River.- Advertisement -Then at 9:46 into the frame, the Royals would score a goal making the score 2-1 behind the Trackers.The next goal would come at 6:33 remaining in the period as Thomas Loewen would score on a power play, with a double assist by Raymond Dick and Jaydon Viens, making the score 3-1 over the Royals.Throughout the third period, there was quite a bit of back and forth scoring between the teams, but despite this, the Trackers were able to pull away with a win of 6-4 over Peace River.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rakitic dreaming of going further than ’98 heroes

first_img“We worked so hard and gave everything we had to get through to the semis. I think for a country like Croatia it is impressive and we want to keep going further,” said Rakitic.“We want to enjoy this victory and not put more pressure on ourselves with what happened in 1998 — what they did was impressive but we want to keep writing our own history and enjoy what we are doing which is very positive.”Croatia will play England in the last four in Moscow on Wednesday, as they aim to outdo the team of 20 years ago. Back then they lost to hosts France in the last four.“I hope we can outdo them. Their generation are more than heroes for us,” added Rakitic.Croatia came from behind in Sochi with Andrej Kramaric cancelling out Denis Cheryshev’s opener as the tie ended 1-1 after 90 minutes.Domagoj Vida then headed Zlatko Dalic’s side in front in extra time, only for Mario Fernandes to make it 2-2 in the 115th minute.However, Rakitic ensured that Croatia prevailed in the shoot-out, their second in a row after beating Denmark on penalties in the last round.They must recover quickly from a draining night before facing England, who were 2-0 winners over Sweden earlier on Saturday.“We enjoy playing against big teams as we showed against Argentina,” insisted defender Dejan Lovren.“England are one of the favourites to win the World Cup and you need to respect that, but we have nothing to lose. We will enjoy this game and hopefully we can make history.”Lovren added that he was confident right-back Sime Vrsaljko would recover from the muscle injury that forced him off in extra-time against Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ivan Rakitic (R) celebrates after his penalty beat Russia and set up a semi-final against England © AFP / Nelson AlmeidaSOCHI, Russian Federation, Jul 8 – Ivan Rakitic is hoping this Croatia team can go a step further after matching the country’s heroes of 1998 by making it to the semi-finals of the World Cup.Barcelona midfielder Rakitic scored the decisive spot-kick as Croatia beat Russia 4-3 on penalties after a dramatic quarter-final in Sochi on Saturday finished 2-2 at the end of extra-time.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ciaran Brogan and Letterkenny Municipal District Mayor Cllr. Gerry McMonagle officially welcomed 33 international delegates of the LADDER project to Donegal this week at the beautiful setting of Glenveagh Castle.  The delegates who are here as part of a three-day EU level training course on Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) were enchanted by the spectacular scenery and old world charm of the castle and its surroundings.The Local Authorities as Drivers for Development   Education and Raising Awareness (LADDER) project is a collaboration of 26 partners and 20 associate partners from 18 EU and 17 non-EU Countries with ALDA. the European Association for Local Democracy acting as lead partner. Cathaoirlech Cllr. Ciaran Brogan said “we are delighted to be a partner in this project and it is great that so many countries are represented at this training event which is being hosted in Donegal.  There are representatives from Croatia, Poland, Bulgaria, Malta, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Italy, Denmark and Belgium and it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase what Donegal has to offer visitors whether they are on holiday or participating in an event such as this”.Donegal County Council’s Social Inclusion Unit are leading out on the LADDER project which aims to change attitudes and improve public understanding of issues and difficulties facing developing countries tackling global poverty, promoting justice, human rights, and sustainable ways of living.The visit to Glenveagh was a refreshing addition to the demanding training schedule of the delegates and the graceful dancing of the Rí-Oga Dance Academy accompanied by local musicians provided a beautiful end to the evening for the audience many of which are first time visitors to Donegal and Ireland.SUN SHINES ON GLENVEAGH FOR INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES was last modified: July 17th, 2015 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)last_img read more

John Motson tips Liverpool to finally win the Premier League title

first_imgSince the start of last season, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and the scintillating Mohamed Salah have scored as many goals in all competitions as rivals Manchester United. REVEALED LIVERPOOL’S NEXT SIX GAMES John Motson has tipped Liverpool to end almost 30 years of pain and win the Premier League title.A league title has evaded Merseyside since 1990 but, under Rafael Benitez and Brendan Rodgers , they have come agonizingly close on several occasion to lifting the league title under the new format. possible standings Liverpool are top of the league after four wins from four Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Premier League News How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures silverware smart causal Such goalscoring prowess has taken the Reds to the top of the table, but Klopp will all be all too aware of the challenges they will have to prevail if they are to finish the season with silverware.A tough Champions League group draw means they will play seven games in just 22 days after the international break – leaving fans fearful already. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? However, after a 2-1 victory over Leicester City maintained their perfect start to the season, Motson believes the Reds are ready to end nearly three decades of pain.“I think Liverpool will win the Premier League this season, I really do,” Motson revealed.“I think this is their time, I think [Jurgen] Klopp is ready.“When you look at his bench, the Liverpool bench is a different matter entirely to what it was a year ago.” Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow REVEALED no dice shining England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 Tottenham Hotspur (A) – Premier LeagueParis Saint-Germain (H) – Champions LeagueSouthampton (H) – Premier LeagueChelsea (H) – Carabao CupChelsea (A) – Premier LeagueNapoli (A) – Champions League Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card last_img read more