first_imgPhilippines’ Asa Miller competes in the Men’s Giant Slalom at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Dimitar DILKOFFAsa Miller finished 81st in his first run in the men’s giant slalom event in alpine skiing Sunday in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter OIympics at Yongpyong Alpine Centre.Entering the course 104th, the Fil-Am alpine skier had a slight slip early in his run in the course but was still able to gather himself and finish the track with a time of 1:27.52.ADVERTISEMENT 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 View comments LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours He is 19.25 seconds behind leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria, who had a time of 1:08.27.Only 85 of the 105 competitors were able to finish the course in their first run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMiller can improve his total time in Run 2, scheduled at 12:45 p.m. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanocenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Book it: Devin Booker hits 28 to win 3-point contest GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more


first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title There were over 500 people on hold online waiting for assistance during one point.Turner Sports said in an emailed statement: “Prior to the start of the event, we experienced a technical issue with the B/R Live paywall that we tried to quickly resolve. We decided to take down the paywall to ensure that fans who already purchased the event would not miss any action. This did not impact the live streaming of the competition and fans were treated to an event that was both engaging and memorable. Unfortunately, the pre-match technical issue did occur, and we will offer fans who purchased the event on B/R Live a refund.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Technical difficulties marred the event, which was billed as golf’s first pay-per-view broadcast.Some viewers unable to view it on their televisions after paying $19.95. Turner and Bleacher Report representatives sent out links on social media allowing people to view it for free on their computers and mobile devices.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 Chrisscenter_img Mickelson won Friday’s match over Woods on the fourth playoff hole to win $9 million. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? AP PhotoTurner’s B/R Live brand is offering a refund to those who experienced technical difficulties during the Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods pay-per-view match in Las Vegas.B/R Live said Saturday that it would offer refunds. Charter Spectrum, Cox Communications, Dish/Sling TV and AT&T — via its DirecTV and U-Verse platforms — also announced refunds.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Copa Libertadores final postponed after Boca bus attacked View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


first_imgProducing food to make Liberia self-sufficient remains a strong concern for young farmers studying agriculture at the Nimba County Community College (NCCC) in northeast Liberia. Despite the Ebola crisis, which has led to the abrupt closure of schools across Liberia, at least 15 students from NCCC’s agriculture department are committed to following through with land preparation, planting and caring for NCCC’s lowland rice and cassava demonstration sites.“It is very unfortunate to consider that our country has yet to become self-sufficient in food production and we still depend on other countries to feed us. Although the Ebola crisis has stopped us from being in school, a few of us decided to volunteer our time to continue our school’s agriculture projects,” explains J. Tiatoue Zogbay, the campus agriculture coordinator at NCCC.Within the next few months, the students could harvest up to 5.5 metric tons of rice from the lowland project, giving the students hands on experience with improved methods of preparing, planting and harvesting rice and other crops.The student agriculture project is supported by the United States Agency for International Development Food and Enterprise Development Program for Liberia (USAID FED) and forms part of the NCCC’s agriculture curriculum. The demonstration plots give students the opportunity to gain practical agriculture skills that will prepare them to become better farmers and more competitive candidates for employment opportunities in Liberia’s agricultural sector.The lack of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce in Liberia’s agriculture sector presents a major challenge to the future of farming. The majority of today’s farmers are over 50 and the country’s youth views farming as difficult and a poorly paid job.In 2011, USAID FED began developing Centers of Excellence for Agriculture at several vocational institutions in Liberia. USAID FED and those institutions’ administration and faculty members work together to strengthen the educational centers, from the agriculture department to the library.  Then, in 2013, USAID FED partnered with the Ministry of Education to develop the country’s first two-year vocational agriculture degree known as the National Diploma in Agriculture. The official roll out of this program at the Nimba, Lofa, and Grand Bassa Community colleges, as well as the Booker Washington Institute, has been delayed due to school closure, resulting from the ongoing Ebola crisis.At the NCCC Center of Excellence in Agriculture, USAID FED provided tools, fertilizers, improved seeds and cassava cuttings for the student demonstration sites. A goat shelter is also underway for construction on the institution’s campus. In addition, the program has provided materials and technology to improve the institution’s library so students have a place to study and conduct on-line research.J. Tiatoue Zogbay used to teach, but left teaching to get skills in the field of agriculture in order to combine his ability to teach with agriculture.“I decided to do agriculture because I want to ensure that local food production increases. When I completed my agriculture studies, I preferred becoming an extension worker to reach the people in various villages,” he added.The NCCC’s agriculture department is comprised of three instructors, who hold the Bachelor’s Degrees in Agriculture, and there are 182 students currently enrolled in the National Diploma in Agriculture at the NCCC.“The program is designed in such that students spend 60 percent of their time in the fields doing practical. We are hoping that the Ebola crisis will soon subside to allow us to recruit more students for the program,” said Dr. Yar Donlah Gonway-Gono, President of the NCCC.“We are greatly overwhelmed with the supports received from USAID FED in making the NCCC one of the most vibrant and motivated institutions in the area of agriculture,” she added.Liesseh Zarpoe, a female agriculture student, asserted that young people must be encouraged to prioritize agriculture to alleviate unemployment. “The agriculture sector of Liberia can rescue more Liberian youths, provided the youths see the reason they need to acquire the skills.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe Best Mix of Music team who also lifted the 2016 World Trophy title at Anfield Stadium in United Kingdom to become the only African team to win the crown, will be out to reclaim the local title that they surrendered last year to Wanainchi Group.Capital FM captain Lassie Atrash(left) dribbles past Felix Wachira of Letshogo Rangers in a past tournament. Photo/FILEA confident team captain Lassie Atrash acknowledged the pool will not be a walk in the park, calling on his charges to take each game like a final as they seek to maneuver through the group to the knock out phase.“It is always a difficult tournament because every team wants to go to Anfield, so we anticipate a tough encounter, but we are ready for the challenge. Last year it didn’t go as per our plan, but we have another chance on Saturday to make amends,” Atrash underscored.This year the annual tourney has attracted 51 teams, the highest ever with a further 43 playing in a separate tournament for Standard Chartered Bank staff.The 51 teams have been spread across eight groups with the first three having seven teams each while the rest features six teams each with the media teams being seeded. The top two from each group proceed to the round of 16.“This year we have the highest number of entries, this shows the tournament is growing. We are proud that Capital FM brought the world trophy home,so we hope that we will see that happening again this year. I hope all the teams have prepared well and I wish each one of them the best,” Dennis Sitieney from the Standard chartered Bank organising team said during the draw.Capital FM won the title in 2016 and 17. Photo/FILENation Media Group have been thrown in the ‘Group of death’ where they will take on Deloitte, Vivo Energy, BAT Kenya, Sanlam Kenya, Total Kenya and Davis and Shirtliff in Pool A.Wanainchi Group are the defending champions, but they will not fight to retain the title since they will not participate this year. They were eliminated in the quarter finals in Anfield at the World Trophy title by hosts United Kingdom who went on to lift the title.This year the World Trophy will be played on May 13th at Anfield Stadium the home of English Premier League side Liverpool FC who will be hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers in their final match of the season the same date.Road to Anfield PoolsPool A: Nation Media Group, Deloitte, Vivo Energy, BAT, Sanlam, Total Kenya, Davis and Shirtliff,Pool B: Standard Group, Getrudes Hospital, Scan Group, Gulf Energy, Uniliver, ICPAK, JH Piego CorporationPool C: Royal media Services, MP Shar Hospital, Bamburi Cement, Kenya Nut, USIU, Sanoti Aventies, SafaricomPool D: Radio Africa, AC Nelson, Resolution health, Blids Gulf, Jubilee Insurance, Catholic Relief ServicesPool E: Capital FM, Madison Insurance, Simba Corporation, Metropolitan Canon, Zamara Actiaries, PricewaterhouseCoopersPool F: Mediamax, EABL, AIG Kenya, Letshego, Nokia, Galana,Pool G: Oil Libya, Copy Cat, Team Britam, Borrolle Cheeters, APHRC, General ElectricPool H: Sama Source Kenya, Diagio, MFI, NAS Airport, Schneider Electric, Multichoice0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The triumphant Capital FM team presents the Road to Anfield trophy to Capital Group Limited Chairman Dr Chris Kirubi/PHOTO FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 – Two-time Standard Chartered Trophy ‘Road to Anfield’ champions Capital FM have been drawn in a tricky pool for the eighth edition set to be staged on Saturday at the St. Mary’s School in Nairobi.Capital FM, who are the back-to-back 2016 and 17 winners, headlines Pool E where they will face debutants Madison Insurance, seasoned teams Metropolitan Canon, Zamara Actiaries, Simba Corporation and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.last_img read more


first_img Jack Wilshere 1 Arsenal have confirmed midfielder Jack Wilshere will undergo surgery and is facing a further three months out.The 23-year-old has been troubled with various injuries throughout his career and has not featured for the Gunners this season after suffering a harline fracture to his left leg.Arsene Wenger had been hoping he would return after the recent international break.But the England international has not recovered as expected and has now been told he requires an operation that is likely to rule him out until Christmas.“Due to a slow healing response from a fracture suffered in August, the club can confirm that Jack Wilshere is to undergo an operation to his left fibula,” read an Arsenal statement.“The decision to intervene has been taken quickly after regular reviews by specialists, who feel that Jack’s scans show that the healing process is not progressing as well as expected.“Jack will have surgery in London in the forthcoming days. This will involve inserting a small plate in his left fibula. Jack is likely to be out for approximately three months.“Everyone at the club wishes Jack well with his rehabilitation.”It is another devastating blow for Wilshere, who was initially only expected to be sidelined for a few weeks after suffering the injury in pre-season training.He made just 14 Premier League appearances last season with an ankle problem and only returned to action in May.He is now facing another extended spell on the sidelines and will miss a host of games for Arsenal, as well as England’s remaining European Championship qualifiers.last_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The problem is not the air quality in Torrance, but the fact that Palomar, which is located in San Marcos, could not practice and did not want to go ahead with the game. “Palomar wasn’t able to practice during the week, and I understand that,” Featherstone said. “Other teams practiced in gymnasiums – you don’t really go that hard in practice this time of year anyway – I’m not mad. We just really wanted to play them.” The Palomar campus has been closed all week because of wildfires and poor air conditions. Featherstone said he’s upset the California Community College Athletic Association’s Commission on Athletics has not come up with a solution to get the game rescheduled. “We were in limbo all week, waiting to find out what was happening,” Featherstone said. “The COA has been dragging its heels.” The El Camino-Palomar game was a crucial Mission Conference American Division tilt between a pair of 6-1 teams, but it appears as though it could be canceled all together. From staff reports El Camino College’s football game against Palomar on Saturday has been postponed due to the Southern California wildfires, El Camino coach John Featherstone said Thursday. While many prep football games in other regions have been postponed or canceled, there appears to be only one South Bay cancellation – Saturday’s Animo at Midway Baptist game. While Animo’s cancellation was expected because of the location and conditions in the San Diego area, the El Camino postponement came as a surprise to Featherstone. “We may wind up playing nine regular-season games instead of 10,” Featherstone said. “We’re already game-planning for Orange Coast next week.” Animo athletic director Sergio Medrano said there won’t be a makeup game for Animo-Midway Baptist. Kristin Coleman of Peninsula shot a 2-under-par 71 to win the Bay League individual title at Harding Golf Course. Her sister, Jenny Coleman, took second with a 72. Teammate Katia Joo finished third with a 77. Mira Costa’s Lori Harper and Megan Inouye tied for fourth with 79s. Mira Costa’s Lauren Heavrin (83) beat Natalie Steiner (Peninsula) in a playoff to earn sixth place and the final Bay League spot in the CIF Southern Section individual tournament. In the Ocean League finals … Jenny Shin and Demi Runas each shot 1-under-par 72 at Harding Golf Course as Torrance captured all six qualifying spots for the CIF Southern Section individual tournament. Jennel Alexander (81) took third, Rochelle Chan (82) took fourth and Emily Hong (83) took fifth. Chaewon Park shot 85 and beat Hanah Merenstein (Beverly Hills) in a playoff to earn the final spot. – Dave Thorpe Girls golf Girls tennis Kathryn Webb lost one point, sweeping her sets as Palos Verdes beat host Redondo, 16-2, to clinch the outright title in the Bay League. Morgan Thomas and Tiffany Jue also swept in singles for Palos Verdes (15-3, 6-0). Alex Scotten and Charli Newell swept their doubles sets at love, improving to 20-0 in the Bay League. In the Marine League … San Pedro 4, Narbonne 3: Kasey Tate won her singles set for visiting San Pedro, 8-1. Ronnie Bun won her singles set at love for San Pedro (6-4, 6-4). Banning def. Washington, forfeit: Coach Dan Castillo said the Pilots earned the win because Washington did not show up. This helps Banning finish the season 9-2 overall and continues an upward procession that began in 2003 when the Pilots went 3-10 in Castillo’s first year.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


first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED MONEY possible standings Tottenham Hotspur star Lucas Moura celebrates scoring against Manchester United. gameday Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more BEST OF highlights 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade silverware Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Latest Premier League News England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Lucas Moura scored twice as Spurs ended their Old Trafford hoodoo Lucas Moura can take Tottenham Hotspur to ‘another level, says former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher.The Brazil star put on a Man of the Match performance in Spurs’ 3-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, scoring twice. “He could be the difference maker to take this Spurs team to another level. They’ve always had top players but I’ve always felt they lacked one more special player like when they had Gareth Bale at the club. Since Bale they’ve never had anyone who can really scare people. Maybe he is that man.“It’s one game so let’s see going forward but in that position where he plays just off Harry Kane, he can really cause problems, and that could be the difference to take Spurs to another level and win big away games. That’s what they have to do if they want to go to that other level.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal impact Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade He told Monday Night Football: “I said before the game, rightly or wrongly, that they have lacked pace and Lucas Moura can now give them that.“We never saw that pace from Lucas Moura last season but the third moment was a wow moment. It was almost a Thierry Henry moment when he just burst past people and runs through. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures His all-round display was superb with two well-taken goals topping it all off to land him the award.Carragher, now a pundit for Sky Sports, believes what the pace shown by Moura is something the club have lacked since they sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in 2013.And he reckons it could lead them to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener last_img read more


first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed Arsenal could confirm their progression to the knockout stages of the Europa League tonight when they face Sporting Lisbon at the Emirates.The Gunners defeated their Portuguese opponents 1-0 in Lisbon last time in the competition and a similar result is all that’s needed for Unai Emery and his charges. scrap Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Most Popular Football Stories Arsenal star Stephan Lichtsteiner in action in their previous clash with Sporting Lisbon. whoops Is this how Arsenal’s team will look against Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League? RANKED latest tense The Spaniard will, though, rotate his team again and bring in several fringe stars to his starting XI.As well as the rotational changes, Petr Cech and Nacho Monreal could make returns from fitness, while Matteo Guendouzi is likely to start after suspension. SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 2 LATEST BEST OF gameday cracker Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? last_img read more


first_imgThe final countdown…DONEGAL’S marathon election count is over – three days after it all began.The final count in Letterkenny – where 10 seats were decided – saw a late battle between independent Donal Cullen and Sinn Fein councillor Mick Quinn.And Cllr Quinn held his seat. Liam Blaney (FF) topped the poll. Ciaran Brogan (FF) and John O’Donnell (Ind) followed before James Pat McDaid (FF) completed a treble for Fianna Fail.Ian McGarvey had to wait until the early hours and was followed at 4.25am by Jimmy Kavanagh (FG).There was mixed emotions in the Fine Gael camp as popular former mayor Noel McBride lost his seat.Michael McBride (FG), Dessie Shiels (Ind) and the Sinn Fein duo of Mick Quinn and Gerry McMonagle complete the Letterkenny Electoral Area line-up.   ELECTED (LETTERKENNY); THEY THINK IT’S ALL OVER, IT IS NOW – McBRIDE, McMONAGLE, SHIELS AND QUINN ELECTED was last modified: May 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dessie Shielsgerry mcmonagleLetterkenny vote overMick Quinnlast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal panel are expected to return home from Dubai later today.The Donegal Senior squad are due to return home from their team holiday later today after a week in the sun-soaked city of Dubai.However, the Donegal panel will be thrust straight back into action with training planned for both tomorrow and Sunday, with the focus now swiftly turning on their next league encounter with Cork.Manager Rory Gallagher who didn’t attend the trip to Dubai, was keen to gather his squad as quickly as possible following their return to Ireland. With preparations for the Cork match hampered by the team holiday, Gallagher will start his plans for that game when the squad assembles for training tomorrow morning.Donegal defeated Derry at home in their National League opener, but suffered defeat at the hands of Dublin in Croke Park prior to their departure for Dubai.That defeat meant Donegal’s miserable away record continues in the league.Donegal now face Cork in Ballyshannon on March the 1st and will be hoping to attain another crucial two points. After two rounds of games, it already looks like being a volatile league, with six teams on two points already.For the meantime the Donegal team will have to shake off their jet-lag and get back on the training park after a week of rest and relaxation in the UAE.  DONEGAL TEAM RETURN HOME FROM DUBAI WITH FOCUS NOW ON CORK was last modified: February 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CorkdonegalDubaiGAAholidaynewsReturnSporttraininglast_img read more