Asian Games: PH’s Watanabe gets crack at judo gold

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judoka Kiyomi Watanabe has a chance to give the Philippines its fifth gold medal after advancing to the finals of the women’s -63 kg judo competition in the 2018 Asian Games Thursday at JCC-Plenary Hall in Jakarta. Watanabe trumped Mongolia’s Gankhaich Bold after tallying a Waza-ari in the 1:45 mark of their match, just 13 seconds after the Mongolian got called with a Shido. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 awardcenter_img The Filipino-Japanese judoka, who got a 1s1 score against Bold, will face Nami Nabekura in the final later in the day. Watanabe got into the semifinals after a dominating performance in the quarterfinals scoring an Ippon for the full 10-0 score against Thailand’s Orapin Senatham at the 1:17 mark of the fight. 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’She has won gold medals in the last three editions of the Southeast Asian Games. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rafael Nadal warned for time in easy US Open victorylast_img read more

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Canada seeks to advance Guyana’s indigenous interests

first_imgOver 200 Toshaos from across Guyana last week benefited from a partnership between Canada’s provincial Government of Alberta and the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry which sought to leverage developments in Canada’s aboriginal communities to advance Guyana’s indigenous interests.The partnership was organised by the High Commission of Canada in collaboration with the office of Valerie Garrido-Lowe, Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry.The Canadian delegation comprised Directors of the Aboriginal Consultation Office in Alberta, Lawrence Aimoe and Robert Kopecky.Canada is world renowned for its progress in improving the social well-being and economic prosperity of its indigenous people, and has made several strides in securing their participation in shaping its political, social and economic development at community, provincial and national levels.The visiting delegation was present at the week-long Toshaos Conference which provided them with the opportunity to better understand the local context.Members of the delegation shared Canada’s aboriginal experience in managing natural resources for the advancement of such communities. The team also presented on legislative reforms that benefit aboriginal communities and associated consultation process with aboriginals.There was heightened interest over Canadian experiences in negotiating impact agreements with businesses seeking to invest in aboriginal jurisdictions.The presenters reflected on the role of subcontracting from industry to aboriginal businesses as an important mechanism to ensure benefits accrue to the community and to align the interests of all stakeholders.Such mechanisms help to secure a stable stream of benefits from businesses to the communities, while also allowing the active participation of communities in the environmental and social performance of the business ventures.The community-business partnership helps to build business acumen in aboriginal communities with little or no experience working with industries, and this allows for knowledge transfer from community to community.The Toshaos noted that they found the peer-to-peer knowledge exchange with the Canadian delegation to be an effective mechanism which would be instrumental in helping them to derive community-owned solutions for building viable businesses, environmental protection and sustainable livelihoods. They lauded the initiative as one that helped to bridge the traditional and contemporary aboriginal worlds.Canadian companies, such as Guyana Goldfields, which are working in the Guyanese market, have been working with indigenous communities on socio-economic initiatives through partnerships with community leaders and Government offices.last_img read more

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Convicted felon charged for robbery, wounding cops

first_imgChief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Monday remanded a 26-year-old miner to prison when he appeared before her in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with four charges.Erwin Ridley of Lot 173 Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, denied all four charges – two of which are for assaulting police officers – when they were read to him.According to the prosecution’s case, on March 12, 2019, while he was in the vicinity of Campbell and Sussex Streets, Albouystown, he wounded Police Corporal Clive Clerk in an effort to evade apprehension. It is alleged that on the same day at the same location, Ridley assaulted another peace officer, Nigel Reid, while he was resisting arrest from the officer.Ridley was also arraigned on two counts of robbery under arms charges, which stated that the father of one allegedly robbed Savita Ramlakhan of items valued $24,000 while he was in the company of another and also armed with a gun in the vicinity of Albert Street, Albouystown.The prosecution is also contending that Ridley also robbed Ramlakhan’s husband, Akesh Ramlakhan, of his pedal cycle, valued $18,000 on the same day at the said location.In court on Monday, Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield opposed bail on the grounds of the serious nature of the allegations. Prosecutor Mansfield informed the court that the defendant was previously convicted for robbery under arms prior to the present charges.Ridley told the Chief Magistrate that the matter was not properly investigated and that he was innocent of the charges that were instituted against him.“Madam is this police (identified officer who was in court) tell de husband to point me out, I ain’t do nothing, they trying fuh frame me I tell yuh. They aint even do ah propa ID parade and they want frame me.”The Chief Magistrate, nevertheless, upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded the man to prison for the robbery under arms charges.However, he was released on self-bail for the assault charges committed on the peace officers. The cases will continue on March 25, 2019.last_img read more

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ParticipACTION bringing 150 Play List Tour to Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The ParticipACTION 150 Play List Tour, which is part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, is coming Fort St. John this Spring.The 150 Play List Tour will be at Centennial Park in Fort St. John on April 29th, where they’ll be challenging residents to complete as many physical activities from the 150 Play List as possible. The list includes activities that range from organised sports such as hockey and basketball, to unorganised sports such as Capture the Flag, and Hide and Seek, to extreme activities like white water rafting. ParticipACTION was started by the Canadian government nearly 50 years ago due rising health care costs in the early 1970’s as a way to help Canadians become more physically active.The Fort St. John Soccer Club will also be in the park showcasing their sport for residents to try.- Advertisement -Stop by to learn more about the 150 Play List, where you can:Register for the 150 Play List and learn about the 150 activitiesCheck off kayaking, field hockey, surfing, tennis and soccerThe event is free and open to the public. register in person at the event, or sign up online at: www.participACTION.com/150.last_img read more

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Tax Rate Bylaw to be discussed on Tuesday

first_imgCity Council is being presented three options from city staff on Tuesday that will determine the Tax Rate Bylaw.The options come after the city reviewed Dr. Stan Hamilton’s recommendations on the City’s tax ratios.Option one is the city’s tax ratios remain the same for 2009. Option two says the Parcel Tax will be collected as part of the property taxes, and Option three states the tax ratio for light industry will be reduced and the taxes would be shifted to residential properties. – Advertisement -The report says choosing one option over another will not change the total amount of taxes collected. Now, Council doesn’t have to make a final decision at Tuesday’s meeting. However, the Tax Rate Bylaw must be adopted by May 15th.To see the report being presented to council, Click HereAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Four bank robbers abandon getaway car, still escape

first_imgSTEVENSON RANCH – Four men robbed the Union Bank of California in Stevenson Ranch on Friday, abandoning their stolen vehicle at a nearby freeway on-ramp and somehow getting away, authorities said. The robbery occurred shortly after 10 a.m., when four employees were in the bank but no customers, said sheriff’s Lt. Larry Gump of the Santa Clarita station. No one was hurt in the robbery. “They went inside the bank, started yelling for everyone to lay down, the employees laid down, they (the robbers) went into the money room and took money,” Gump said. The robbery lasted only a few minutes and the employees did not see a weapon, but the robbers suggested that they had one, authorities said. The bank is at 25954 the Old Road in Stevenson Ranch, about 100 yards from an on-ramp to the Interstate 5 Freeway. The suspects escaped in a 2007 Lincoln Town Car, which has been reported stolen from Las Vegas, but they abandoned the vehicle on the I-5 on-ramp, Gump said. It appears they got into another vehicle to escape. Authorities would not say how much money the men took. The robbers were all in their early 20s, Gump said. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Transfer bargain! World Cup final star up for grabs: Man United, Liverpool or Chelsea to sign him?

first_img With PSG looking to sell Ezequiel Lavezzi, could Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United benefit? 1 Paris Saint-Germain’s loss could work to the benefit of one lucky club. The Ligue 1 outfit are looking to sell off one of their prized assets in order to bring in Angel Di Maria without falling foul of Financial Fair Play, and after unsuccessfully trying to peddle Javier Pastore to various clubs, they have shifted focus to another star with a much higher standing in the market. The player in question is Ezequiel Lavezzi, and with a strong pedigree as well as being fresh from playing a key part for his nation’s run to the World Cup final, the Argentine won’t be short of offers. Atletico Madrid are in talks with PSG, but the Spanish champions may struggle to meet Lavezzi’s wage demands, so could a top English side swoop in? talkSPORT looks at what he could offer Manchester United, Liverpool or Chelsea.Why Chelsea?Blues fans will remember Lavezzi from his habit of scoring against them. The PSG man found the back of the net in his side’s 3-1 win over Chelsea in France last season, while he also scored two against them in one Champions League game for Napoli back in 2012. There is little doubt over Lavezzi’s capacity to hurt English opponents therefore, and his energetic style would fit in well at Chelsea, where self-sacrifice is a must for the forwards. The Blues were said to be tracking him back in May, and El Pocho (‘the bellied one’) would certainly offer them something different to their current options, both as a secondary striker or wide forward. For the player’s part, the large presence of Spanish speakers at Stamford Bridge should help him to adapt, while there’s also the lure of the Mourinho factor, as Lavezzi has shared a dressing room with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who rarely stops praising his former (Inter) manager.Why Liverpool?While the Reds have made a significant number of signings this summer, they could still do with one or two new players who have proven quality at the highest level, with a vacuum left in that regard after the departure of Luis Suarez. Lavezzi has performed well in both the Champions League and World Cup, and has won league titles in Paris, so he could be exactly the kind of signing needed to settle nerves in the post-Suarez era. His European experience is certainly an attractive quality as the Reds face their long-awaited return to the Champions League. Notably, his capacity to adapt to new leagues isn’t in doubt, with the forward performing well in Argentina, Italy and France already, and at 29 he is still in his peak years as a player. Convincing the forward that Anfield is the right move could be easier if Brendan Rodgers gives him assurances he will be one of the focal points of Liverpool’s attack next season, something the likes of Chelsea couldn’t offer given the larger concentration of stars and egos at Stamford Bridge.Why Manchester United?Louis van Gaal has complained about the lack of balance in his Manchester United squad, and Lavezzi would certainly help to address that issue. Along with his attacking quality, the Argentine is known for his work rate, so he would be both capable of assisting the players behind him in defence, while at the same time offering an upgrade on quality in comparison to the likes of Antonio Valencia. Though Lavezzi traditionally operates either behind the striker or as a wide forward, it isn’t a stretch to say that he could even make a decent wing back on occasion, with his qualities a good fit for that role. Evidently that wouldn’t be a regular occurrence, but it could be a useful option for Van Gaal, with the Dutchman likely to insist upon a 3-5-2 at Old Trafford. The prospect of working with Van Gaal could also be attractive for Lavezzi, and the chance to play a starring role in Manchester United’s return to the top could be equally pleasing to his ego. The Red Devils can certainly afford his wage demands, with the club not scared to spend big to get over their failings last year.Where would you like to see Lavezzi next season? Let us know below…last_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgTUESDAY Santa Clarita Chapter of Century City Ski Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Coco’s, 24930 Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call John Taylor at (661) 259-9444, Ext. 125. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Volunteer orientation, 10-11 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Winter Story Time & Craft, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Open House for Temple Beth Ami’s Sisterhood, 9:30-11 a.m. at 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Open to women of all ages. Call (661) 255-6410 or visit www.templebethami.org. Wild Sunday will explore in depth a different group of animals the second Sunday of each month, 10-11 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Fiction Light Book Group will discuss “The Reading Group” by Elizabeth Noble, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Travel Club Book Group will meet for the first time to decide which topic to discuss, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Lunchtime Torah discussion, noon at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Rabbi Steve Conn at (661) 254-2411. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want 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

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DONEGAL TEENAGERS SET TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT WORLD SURF KAYAKING CHAMIONSHIPS IN AUSTRALIA

first_imgTwo young Donegal lads Conor O’Donnell a 6th year pupil at Rosses Community School, Dungloe and Kieran McDyre from Maas near Glenties will be competing in the World Surf Kayaking Championships in Brisbane, Australia in July.The two boys have been competing since they were 15 years old in the Irish and Northern Irish League and last year competed in the British Championships at Pembrokeshire in Wales as well as the European Surf Kayaking Championships at Mundaka in northern Spain.Conor picked up 2nd place in the junior high performance class and Kieran finished in 8th place in the men’s European final. If you would like to support the boys and have some fun at the same time come along to their Come & Try Kayaking days at Lough Gartan Churchill and Mountcharles pier over the next few weeks to raise funds for their trip which is supported by Rapid Kayaking, Annagry, Co.Donegal and the Gweebarra Canoe Club in which the two lads are members.More details on the come and try kayaking days at http://www.rapidkayaking.com/   DONEGAL TEENAGERS SET TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT WORLD SURF KAYAKING CHAMIONSHIPS IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: March 30th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:ChurchillDONEGAL TEENAGERS SET TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT WORLD SURF KAYAKING CHAMIONSHIPS IN AUSTRALIAdungloegartanKayakingMaasWorld champslast_img read more

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