Tahiti wins bronze in women’s basketball

first_imgTahiti, who won gold at the 2011 Games, led throughout the match.In the first quarter, Tahiti easily scored to lead 21-12 against the weak defense by the home girls.Tahiti maintained their lead in the second quarter, 35-25.Aggressive play from PNG’s Betty Angula and Louisa Wallace didn’t scare the Tahitians as they fought hard to lead the third quarter 42-38.The final quarter was a close encounter as PNG bounced back to level the score at eight minutes to full time.But Tahiti managed to get back in the lead in the dying minutes to claim victory. Fiji will play American Samoa in the gold play off this evening.last_img read more

Football as an enemy

first_imgUnited Kingdom was one of the first powers to enter the World War I. He did not hesitate to be a main part of the allied side and send his citizens to face the Central Powers since the outbreak of the conflict in the summer of 1914.As it could not be otherwise, the European context led to the obligation to suspend all sporting events in the nations involved. All sport was suspended (JJ OO, Wimbledon, Tour de France …), but British football took longer than it should with the aim of keeping the spirits of the population high. Although the following four editions did not begin, the 1914-15 season was played out complete with the championship for the Everton and the decline of Tottenham (the FA Cup raised by Sheffield United). Footballers were not obliged to go to war, although due to physical conditions and age they were ideal to be called up. The decision to be sent to fight or not was made by the clubs. Public opinion was very critical of these privileged. One of the soldiers who were serving in France published an article in an English newspaper denouncing the situation and it was suggested to the king Jorge V to withdraw support for the Federation. Arthur Conan Doyle, who went down in history for being the creator of the character of Sherlock Holmes and in whose youth he dedicated himself to defending the goal of the team of Portsmouth, was in the same line of thought and left a reflection that turned a red face to all those who avoided fighting for their country with the excuse of sport: “There was already time to play soccer, business and everyday life. Now only it’s war time. If a footballer has leg strength to play soccer, let him run on the battlefield. “ Many of them had no choice but to accept the call of their army and some even ended up being decorated. The XVII and XXIII Infantry Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment were the so-called Football Battalion. Groups of soldiers formed, mainly, by soccer players. Players could return on Saturday to play their league game, but the Army was unwilling to bear the travel expenses and these were paid by the clubs themselves. Referees and managers also joined. The second mentioned battalion, number 23, was led on the Italian front by the first black officer, Walter Tull, midfielder of Northampton until 1914, who ended up dying on the northern front of France.Soccer had its leading role even on the battlefield itself. More than known is the story of the German and British soldiers in the 1914 Christmas Truce, when they stopped the battle to sing Christmas carols together, share a table, cigarettes and play a soccer pachanga (it lasted until this behavior reached the leaders of each side). The UEFA He has recognized this fact with tributes in the area where the game was played. There is even a curious story of how the British officer Wilfred Neville He decided to kick soccer balls (he had written phrases such as “without referees” on some) to indicate the start of the attack on his soldiers.The British federations came to abandon the FIFA for a few years after the world body recognized the countries on the side of the Central Powers. It was a very turbulent time for FIFA with the death of its president Daniel Burley Woolfall in 1918.One of the gestures that can be seen today is the tribute made by the Premier League in the days that remain around November 11, the Day of Remembrance in the United Kingdom. All teams wear a patch, usually in the center of the chest, with a red poppy in honor of soldiers killed in combat. It is a general movement of all British society to which football also joins.last_img read more

Four years have passed since Saúl’s goal against Bayern in the Champions League

first_imgIt was the 10th minute, Vicente Calderón was holding his breath. Saúl grabbed a ball and sewed it to his boot to run with it and knock down rivals in his path like someone who takes lint off his shoulder. First Xabi Alonso, then Bernat, later Alaba, when he was already in the area and kicking with the left. When the ball landed in the net as it passed he had taken a ghost that weighed in the old rojiblanco stadium as Lisbon would later do: the goal Schwarzenbeck one minute from that final of the Champions League in Brussels that snatched the European Cup that was already cradled, 1-1, tiebreaker match, 4-0 for the Germans who did not meet again with Atlético until tonight, the one of April 27, 2016. It was the first leg of the semifinals of that Champions League that ended in Milan and Saúl’s goal helped the rojiblancos take a first step and end that ghost. Schwarzenbeck. A particular legend began: that of Saul himself who knows nothing of current goals. If he had already shown proof of this in the 4-0 of Real Madrid on February 7, 2015, with the 2-0 of a fabulous Chilean, her words would later be prescient. “This goal gives me status in the locker room.” The night of Bayern would add a nuance that would define him later: Saúl would not only know of spectacular and important goals, these would always serve to boost Atlético, goals open matches.It happened again in Eindhoven, Leverkusen, just three months ago, before the coronavirus stopped it all, against Liverpool in the first leg of the round of 16. When Atlético needed it most, his boot appeared again, to push the ball in a corner launched by Koke and pave the way for Atlético towards the quarters against the reigning European champion.last_img read more

Jamaica rebound with massive win in Regional Women’s Super50

first_imgCALIFORNIA, Trinidad (CMC):Title-holders Jamaica crushed North Windwards to post their first win, while hosts Trinidad and Tobago carved out a steady victory over Guyana in the third round of the Regional Women’s Super50 here yesterday.At Gilbert Park, the Jamaicans pulled off a resounding 116-run win, while at Macaulay Park, the Trinidadians eased to a six-wicket verdict to record their second win of the tournament.Jamaica would have been the more relieved with their result, however, after losing their opener to Barbados last Thursday and then suffering a no-result against South Windwards two days later.Sent in, Jamaica tallied 148 all out off their 47 overs, with Chedean Nation and Vanessa Watts top-scoring with 28 and Chinelle Henry getting 20.They had a shaky start when they lost West Indies players Natasha McLean for 10 and Stafanie Taylor for three, to slip to 31 for two in the 10th over.However, Nation and Watts pulled the innings around in a 47-run third-wicket stand, which came from 67 deliveries. Neither batter managed a boundary.Henry, batting at number five, then arrived to play a busy knock of 20 off 26 balls, with three fours.Seamer Krisani Irish was the best bowler with four for 30, while Qiana Joseph (2-18) and Swayline William (2-23) picked up two wickets apiece.In reply, North Windwards slid to 32 all out off 16.5 overs, with off-spinner Watts wrecking the innings with four for 10 and Taylor taking three for four with her off-breaks.no double figuresNot a single player reached double figures, with Irish’s five being the top score.T&T, meanwhile, racked up a crucial second win to follow up their eight-wicket victory over South Windwards last week.Winning the toss and opting to field, they reduced Guyana to 101 for eight off 50 overs, and then easily overhauled their target off 30 overs.Opener Amanda Samaroo top-scored with 32 from off 75 deliveries, with two fours, adding 31 for the second wicket with Shenelle Lord, who made 10. Off-spinner Plaffiana Millington was the best bowler with two for 41.Earlier, Guyana made heavy weather of their innings and never really got going, despite Shemaine Campbelle’s top score of 25 and Melanie Henry’s 21.Henry and Lashuna Toussaint (7) put on 28 for the first wicket, but the partnership consumed 67 balls and set the momentum for the innings.Off-spinner Karishma Ram-harack (2-14) and slow medium Felicia Walters (2-22) finished with two wickets apiece.last_img read more

Petalcorin stopped in 7th by Alvarado in world title fight

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Petalcorin’s moments were few far and between. His best round came in the third when he briefly used the ring to his advantage and stayed out of harm’s way with his movement. He landed a clean straight to Alvarado’s face before pivoting to his right and avoiding a possible counter punch.But Petalcorin went back to being an easy target for Alvarado for the remainder of the fight.Alvarado (34-2, 30 KOs) rolled to his 16th consecutive victory and stopped Petalcorin’s six-fight win streak. Petalcorin, suffered his third loss to go with his 29 wins (22 KOs) and one draw.Alvarado just relentless from the opening bell. Here’s the last 10 seconds of the bout. pic.twitter.com/Ui2l7TvrSV— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) October 29, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Alvarado knocked Petalcorin down thrice before the referee stopped the fight at the 2:04 mark of the seventh round.“I’m very happy to win the world title. Randy is a good boxer and the tactic was to pressure him all the time,” Alvarado said through an interpreter.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 ChrissThat constant pressure kept Petalcorin busy and often times saw the General Santos native either pinned against the ropes or trapped in the corner and taking heavy punishment from Alvarado, who showed little respect for his foe’s punching power.The 26-year-old Petalcorin played Alvarado’s game as he went toe-to-toe with the Nicaraguan slugger, whose known for his come-forward style. Magramo stops Thai foe in 3rd, retains WBO oriental flyweight title SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netFilipino Randy Petalcorin failed to become the latest Filipino world champion after he was stopped by Felix Alvarado for the vacant IBF light flyweight crown on Monday at Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City.Alvarado was relentless from the opening bell, landing punches from all angles, particularly crushing body shots that took their toll on Petalcorin in the seventh round.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Charlestown man found with grenade remanded

first_imgThirty-six-year-old Devon Adams, a computer technician who plies his trade in the Charlestown/Albouystown wards of the city, was on Friday remanded to prison after appearing before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly to answer to a narcotics trafficking charge.He denied that, on March 11, 2018, he had in his possession 2.510 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.A second charge read to him stated that the Police also found a grenade in his possession.Attorney-at-law Keoma Griffith, representing Adams in a bail application, said that Adams has two young children and his spouse recently died. Griffith told the court that the cannabis was not found on his client, but in a yard at Sophia occupied by several other residents, where as a contractor he was carrying out construction works.The Police Prosecutor, however, objected to bail; giving as his reason that the Police have enough evidence to proceed with trial.Bail was refused, and the case has been set to continue on April 5.last_img read more

Man who was attacked by cougar to go home

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – After battling a mountain lion, enduring multiple surgeries and spending weeks in the hospital, a 70-year-old hiker has recovered and is ready to go home, his surgeon said Tuesday. Jim Hamm has “made a steady improvement” in the more than two weeks since a female mountain lion attacked him while he was hiking with his wife at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Humboldt County, said Dr. Rudy Buntic of California Pacific Medical Center. Hamm has been walking the halls at the San Francisco hospital and reading cards from well-wishers across the country, said his wife, Nell, 65, who smashed the cat in the snout with a large branch and stabbed it with a pen to fend off the attack. “This would be a story of Greek mythology,” Buntic said. “These two people fought off a lion.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The couple will leave the hospital today, a hospital spokeswoman said. Hamm was airlifted to the San Francisco hospital Jan. 28 after he showed signs of a dangerous blood infection at a facility in Arcata, where he first underwent surgery. A team of surgeons led by Buntic moved muscle tissue taken from Hamm’s leg to the back of his head, where he had suffered the most severe bites and scratches, then grafted skin on top. Game wardens closed the park and shot and killed a pair of lions. Researchers identified one of them as the animal that attacked Hamm. Hamm will attend physical therapy sessions for his arms and hands, which are still stiff and swollen, Buntic said. last_img read more

City defers change in Wastewater Transfer Station hours to November

first_imgWith stricter federal wastewater system effluent regulations coming into play in January 2015, the City recently decided to close the station as of December 31, 2014, and reduce its hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday starting October 1, 2013 until the closure. In the past few years it’s had issues with disallowed types of waste being brought in that hurt the system, and whatever is brought in becomes the City’s responsibility. Council and City staff met with sewage haulers, rural residents, and representatives of the Peace River Regional District on Tuesday, October 24, where suggestions were made to try and avoid a back up in sewer service. Among them were having the station open 12 hours a day 6 days a week, implementing a stricter screening process for access, and charging more per cubic metre to cover the cost of monitoring the station.  A staff report will come to council at its October 15 meeting.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Blackberry back as Okumbi summons team for Mozambique friendly

first_imgFirst Coach Stanley Okumbi also handed debut to Joe Waithera, a striker who turns out for National Super League side Wazito FC as he seeks to form a solid team that will represent the country at 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) to be hosted in Kenya from January 11- February 2.Other notable faces in the team are Vihiga United defender Benard Ochieng, Tusker FC forward Boniface Muchiri and Mathare United attacker Chris Ochieng.Ulinzi’s left-back Omar Mbongi and Nakumatt FC striker Kepha Aswani make a  comeback to the team that will report camp on Sunday, August, 20 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies thereafter leave for Mozambique on August 31.-Squad-GoalkeepersBoniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers)DefendersBenard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Harun Shakava (Gor Mahia), Musa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Omar Mbongi (Ulinzi Stars), Simon Mbugua (Posta Rangers)MidfieldersErnest Wendo (Gor Mahia), Victor Majid (AFC Leopards), George Odhiambo (Gor Mahia), Jackson Macharia (Tusker), Daniel Waweru (Ulinzi Stars)StrikersSamuel Onyango (Ulinzi Stars), Bonface Muchiri (Tusker), Kepha Aswani (Nakumatt), Masoud Juma (Kariobangi Sharks), Stephen Waruru (Ulinzi Stars), Joe Waithera (Wazito), Chris Ochieng (Mathare United)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo in a past Harambee Stars match.Photo/MICHEZO AFRICANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 18 – Gor Mahia forward George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo has made a return to the national football team Harambee Stars after being included in a 19-man provisional local based squad to take on Mozambique in a friendly match September 2 in Maputo.Blackberry, who is enjoying a superb form with his Gor Mahia team, last featured for Harambee Stars in 2015 and was also part of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier team.last_img read more

Growing Green

first_imgBy Shelly Leachman STAFF WRITER Barely a month after a giant tree fronting the school was felled over safety concerns – and despite pleas to save it – El Segundo’s Richmond Street Elementary has planted multiple replacements. In a Friday event that launched the school’s participation in districtwide efforts to go green, the 500-member student body planted nearly two-dozen new trees across their sprawling campus. “I think it’s a pretty good thing to do,” said fifth-grader Imaiya-Milan Wright, 10. “It’s good for our environment because it helps the trees and the animals.” The move comes about five weeks after the removal of a stone pine tree called Richard, whose destruction was proposed and denied three times since 1999. Board members approved its ouster last month. Over the years a kindergartners’ play and lunch area sprang up under and around the 70-year-old tree, sparking fears of a potential tragedy if one of its massive limbs were to fall. Pointing to an arborist’s report that the tree was healthy and an assessment that no tree can ever be guaranteed 100percent safe, area environmentalists begged the board to save Richard, asking that they instead install a crutch system to better secure the branches. The tree was taken down Aug. 21. Five new trees were quickly planted outside the school, according to Principal Dickie Van Breene. And Friday’s festivities – where every student was sent home with a baby-tree planting kit – added 23 more. “It had always been a goal to plant more trees here,” Van Breene said. “And if all these kids plant those baby trees at home, that will mean 530 more trees in El Segundo.” Hoping to also help environmental awareness grow in its students, the school this year is amping up its recycling efforts, making a big push for Walk to School Day (which happens across the country Wednesday) and has established a green committee of teachers assigned to keep the eco-education ideas flowing. The latter collaboration resulted in Friday’s special guest, biologist Kelly Kephart, who spoke to several classes earlier in the day about the creation and conservation of wetlands that she does in her work for the URS Corp. “I’m so glad they’re teaching them this stuff now so they’re aware of their environment,” Kephart said later of the school’s new initiatives. “Hopefully, it will spark an awareness earlier on – maybe they’ll want to be biologists someday.” Before the planting began Friday afternoon, a short presentation featured several students reciting facts about trees. “Trees enhance the aesthetics of our environment,” one boy said to start things off. “Trees are the longest-living organisms on Earth,” a girl added. After several more kids chimed in, a shaggy blond-haired boy took the microphone and joked: “People who plant trees become healthier, better looking, richer and have more friends.” “Well, maybe that’s stretching it,” he continued, “but we’re gonna plant some trees today and find out.” With that, every class in school lined up at their assigned tree and every student took a turn with the shovel. (The young trees – a mix of Chinese fringe, golden rain and golden trumpet – had already been placed in pre-dug holes.) Before darting off for some apple juice and to retrieve his baby-tree kit, fifth-grader Amit Pujari had this to say of the day’s events: “It helps with our oxygen. Without trees we wouldn’t have much oxygen, so we need to make sure they stay around a long time. We need as much oxygen as we can get.” shelly.leachman@dailybreeze.com160Want 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