Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics This jewelry designer is also an architect Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We deserved to lose’: Injury-hit PSG slump to shock home defeat by Reims LATEST STORIES P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Taking Alvarez’ place is ONE World lightweight champion Christian Lee.Alvarez (30-7) got to the finals of the tournament after submitting former champion Eduard Folayang via rear-naked choke 2:16 into the Aug. 2 bout at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Arslanaliev (8-1), meanwhile, knocked out former title challenger Amir Khan into the first round of their bout on May 17. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue View comments Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ Becoming his own man Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MMA star Eddie Alvarez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Eddie Alvarez has pulled out of his Lightweight World Grand Prix bout in ONE: Century citing injuries.ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong bared the news on his Twitter account with less than a month before Alvarez was set to take on Saygid Arslanaliev on Oct. 13 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.ADVERTISEMENT
Vasco, Apr 14 (PTI) Title aspirant Aizawl SC will be looking to garner full points when they take on Churchill Brothers in their crucial round 16 match of the Hero I-League, at Tilak Stadium here tomorrow. Aizawl FCs hopes of landing their maiden I-League title were dealt a blow by defending champions Bengaluru FC who struck deep in stoppage time through Marjan Jugovic to break Khalid Jamils boys hearts. With three rounds to go, Aizawl are now tied on 30 points each along with Mohun Bagan at the top and three points above East Bengal who are on third place. Aizawl, who got relegated last year but got a chance to play this season after three goan clubs (Dempo SC, Salgaocar FC and Sporting Clube de Goa) pulled themselves out of the I- League, are in race for their maiden I-League title along with Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. Aizawl coach Khalid Jamil is optimistic that his team can will the title. “We are just three round away and tomorrows match is crucial in our race for the title. We need to win to keep ourselves in race for the title. “The boys have been positive and have come all along the way and now they need to keep themselves focus and win tomorrows match before we play against Mohun Bagan at home next for the title clash,” said Jamil. “The last time we played against Churchill Brothers we won convincingly but after Derrick Pereira took over the reins they are a transformed side as they humbled Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal before they drew their last two matches against Shillong Lajong and Mumbai. We need to put up collective performance and not feel the extra pressure of winning the title,” stated Jamil. Churchill Brothers, who have pulled themselves out of relegation, are placed sixth with 17 points from 15 matches and are now looking to finish among the top five. The former Shivajians boss will look to stick with his top performers, especially Ansumana Kromah who has been in blistering form. He will be partnered by Anthony Wolfe upfront who was among the scorers against the gaffers former side. Adil Khan and Rowilson Rodrigues will look to helm the defence while Bektur Talgat will be charged with marshalling the midfield. All eyes will obviously be on the find of the season so far – the nippy winger Chesterpoul Lyngdoh who has been giving full backs nightmares. PTI MCS ATK ATKadvertisement
It was another final, another epic display yet another agonising loss!PV Sindhu contested her third major final in the last two years on Sunday and went within touching distance once more before falling painfully short again.It was an hour and 34-minute-long battle against Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in the BWF World Super Series Finals Sunday night just as Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara of Japan had fought for an hour and 50 minutes in the World Championships final in August. A year before that Sindhu went down to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the Rio Olympics final in one hour and 23 minutes. All the matches saw a similar result — Sindhu having to settle for silver.Visibly, Sindhu never gave up, she never does. It never looked like she has developed a mental blockade when it came to finals, what is it then that is stopping Sindhu from touching greatness?While the Rio Olympics final was Sindhu’s first big match where the entire country had her eyes on her, by the time the World Championships and Super Series Finals came, she was used to the expectations. In the 2016 Olympics, Sindhu had run out of ideas by the end of the match and Marin was finding angles that were tough for Sindhu to pick. Marin is one of the few left handers on the international circuit and that automatically gives her an upper hand in terms of finding angles but at that point of time, Sindhu was yet to mature.However, both the finals at Super Series Finals and the World Championships had a similar pattern to them – the fact that both those opponents were Japanese cannot be missed.advertisementHowever, what was most obvious to naked eye was how physically drained Sindhu got halfway through both those games.One can always argue that her opponents had got tired as well but clearly not as quick and as much as the Indian. And no, that doesn’t amount to Sindhu being an unaccomplished player but rather to her style of play.AGGRESSIVE GAME PLAYSindhu is a very tall athlete and that inherently enables her to cover the court incredibly well and makes her shots from the back court very powerful. And that is exactly why she is feared on the circuit.However, her opponents have got wind of that — they engage her in longer rallies, find acute angles and force her to play lunged forehand net shot, which is definitely not her strength.After Rio Olympics, Sindhu worked a lot on her endurance knowing that she was not the most skillful player but a lot of work still needs to be done.Since Sindhu is tall, bending back and forth takes up a lot of her energy and though, she has worked immensely and has improved that bit of her game, she needs far more endurance to eke out crucial points.Also, Sindhu is a very attacking player, which means she thrives on her smashes which again requires a lot of energy.The tall Hyderabadi is a very committed player and she commits herself to every point from the very beginning of the game and that is exactly what tires her halfway through the match.In Sunday’s match against Yamaguchi and even against Okuhara in August, Pullela Gopichand was seen screaming instructions at Sindhu to preserve her energy and go for decisive shots only when they are at her tips. However, Sindhu had lost a lot of her energy by then and she was hoping for Yamaguchi to make errors. But that did not happen.Yamaguchi is technically very strong and along with her fitness, that is unique to the Japanese, her ability to create shots under pressure makes her an immense threat.Both those matches, Sindhu lost through unforced errors and that only highlighted her fatigue.ROAD AHEADSindhu is already working on getting some deceptive shots up her sleeve. She already has all kinds of smashes at the tip of her frame.Despite being a very good athlete, there one aspect that is needed to make her complete — fitness.Sindhu’s fitness still needs to improve by leaps and bounds. Her opponents are constantly targetting that. Engaging her in longer rallies and draining out all her energy has become the biggest weapon to defeat her.Now, she will have to work to counter that.There are lots of skillful players on the circuit but none as powerful as Sindhu and she needs to make that her strength.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City scored three goals in 11 minutes to fight back for a 5-3 win over Monaco in a wild Champions League match full of dazzling attacking play and dreadful defending on Tuesday.City was facing a first-leg deficit in the Round of 16 match when Radamel Falcao scored with a glorious chip, his second goal of the game, to put Monaco 3-2 ahead in the 61st minute at Etihad Stadium.But in a frantic finish, Sergio Aguero volleyed in a 71st-minute equalizer for his second goal of the night, John Stones prodded home from a corner in the 77th, and Leroy Sane pushed City further ahead with a tap-in in the 82nd.Raheem Sterling put City ahead in the 26th minute, only for Monaco to put on an attacking show left the home defense in tatters.Falcao, making a successful return to England after poor spells on loan at Manchester United and Chelsea, equalized with a diving header and Kylian Mbappe latched onto a free kick — exposing more poor defending from City — to make it 2-1 at halftime.Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic allowed a low shot from Aguero to dribble into the net for City’s first equalizer, before the chaotic final half hour when both teams threatened to score at will.The game had everything — there was even a missed penalty by Falcao when Monaco was 2-1 ahead — and it was a night to send coaches crazy and to leave spectators wanting more.With both teams preaching attacking football, it was always likely that there was going to be lots of goals and so it proved.There is sure to be more of the same in the second leg on March 15.The night’s other match was also a goal feast, with Atletico Madrid winning 4-2 at Bayer Leverkusen.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Transfers Aubameyang returns to Dortmund line-up amid Arsenal talks Goal Last updated 1 year ago 21:40 1/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Borussia Dortmund v Freiburg Freiburg Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga African All Stars The two clubs still do not see eye to eye over the striker’s value, and he will make his first official appearance of 2018 against Freiburg Borussia Dortmund have recalled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the starting XI amid talks with Arsenal over the striker’s sale.Aubameyang has become the Gunners’ top transfer target following the sale of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United. With fellow Dortmund favourite Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to the Emirates Stadium as part of that deal Arsenal are keen to add another forward-thinking player who has shined at Signal Iduna Park. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The club has already agreed personal terms with Aubameyang, but they have found Dortmund a trickier prospect as talks have dragged on over the fee BVB hope to receive for their star. Now, the Bundesliga side has included the player in their starting line-up as they take on Freiburg in Saturday’s clash. The decision marks a turnaround for Dortmund, who left Aubameyang out of their last Bundesliga clash, a draw against Hertha Berlin last Friday. Goal understands that Arsenal have so far seen two approaches for the Gabon international rejected. Dortmund are holding out for €70m but could compromise on a deal worth €65m if negotiations continue to drag, while Arsenal have to date filed bids worth €50 million and €58m.BVB: Bürki, Sancho, Sahin, Toljan, Aubameyang, Pulisic, Kagawa, Sokratis, Piszczek, Castro, Toprak #bvbscf pic.twitter.com/fwl6Tz73hX— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) 27 de enero de 2018Speaking on Friday, Arsene Wenger admitted that an agreement between the two clubs was some way off: “I cannot tell you more. We have nothing to announce. At the moment, we stay where we are.“We keep our players. We have added Mkhitaryan and lost Sanchez. Will anything else happen? At the moment, I don’t know.“It is far from close. It is possible we will recruit someone else but I won’t give you a name.”Aubameyang has scored an impressive 21 goals in 23 games so far this season in all competitions, but Saturday will mark his first game of 2018 in the midst of doubt over his future.
zoom Dutch transportation company BigRoll Shipping has contracted COSCO Dalian Shipyard Co. Ltd to build two more MC Class module carriers, bringing the total number of vessels under construction to four, the company said.The first two vessels BigRoll Barentsz and BigRoll Bering were ordered in 2013 and are scheduled for delivery late 2015 and early 2016.The two additional vessels will be named BigRoll Baffin and BigRoll Beaufort. They are due for delivery mid 2016 and early 2017 respectively.All BigRoll vessels are named in honour of famous Arctic explorers, which was inspired by the ships’ suitability for shipping to Arcticareas.The MC Class are designed with particular focus on a high ballast capacity, low fuel consumption, high service speed and sea keeping behavior – which in turn provides lower acceleration forces on the cargo.The Dutch-flagged MC Class vessels are specifically designed to deliver modules and equipment for large projects and are highly suited to travel to remote areas such as the Arctic regions as well as directly offshore.They have Finnish Swedish 1A Ice classification, and are designed and fully prepared for a DP2 notation, according to BigRoll.
Bishkek: In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that countries sponsoring, aiding and funding terrorism must be held accountable as he called for a global conference to combat the menace. Addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here, Modi highlighted the spirit and ideals of the SCO to strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism. India stood for a terrorism-free society, he said. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France To combat the menace of terrorism, countries will have to come out of their narrow purview to unite against it, Modi said in the presence of his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan. Prime Minister Modi also called on the SCO member states to cooperate under the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) against terrorism. He also urged the SCO leaders to organise a global conference on terrorism. Modi arrived in the Kyrgyz capital on Thursday for the two-day SCO summit. The SCO is a China-led 8-member economic and security bloc with India and Pakistan being admitted to the grouping in 2017.
Geneva – Morocco won the 2015 UNCTAD’s Investment Promotion Award in recognition for its renewable energy development policies.This distinction was presented to deputy director of the Moroccan Agency for Investment promotion (AMDI) Ali El Yaacoubi during a ceremony in Geneva.Morocco aims to bring the share of renewable energies in total energy production to 42% by 2020 through investing in wind and solar plants. Developing renewable energy will help Morocco lower its energy bill and reduce emissions by about 9 tons annually.
25 May 2007Reacting to the Government of Myanmar’s decision to extend the detention of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today repeated his call for her release. “He strongly believes that the sooner restrictions on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other political figures are lifted, the sooner Myanmar will be able to move towards inclusive national reconciliation, the restoration of democracy and full respect for human rights,” his spokesperson said in a statement voicing regret at the extension.Ms. Suu Kyi, the General-Secretary of the National League for Democracy, has been held for 11 years without charge or trial since her party and its allies won the 1990 election with over 80 percent of the Parliamentary seats. She has been under house arrest for four years, and has spent 11 of the past 17 years in detention.The decision was handed down despite Mr. Ban’s direct appeal to the South-East Asian nation’s senior leadership as well as numerous global calls for the release of Ms. Suu Kyi, who is one of over 1,000 known political prisoners held in prisons and labour camps across Myanmar, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.Mr. Ban is “determined to continue working towards tangible progress in Myanmar through the use of his good offices mandate, as entrusted by the General Assembly” and has instructed his newly-appointed Special Adviser for the country, Ibrahim Gambari, to engage the Government and its citizens in a dialogue, according to the statement.
27 September 2008The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed to donor nations to supply the funds needed to feed Haitians and repair infrastructure in the Caribbean nation, which is trying to recover after being battered by a series of severe storms since mid-August. The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed to donor nations to supply the funds needed to feed Haitians and repair infrastructure in the Caribbean nation, which is trying to recover after being battered by a series of severe storms since mid-August. “The misery index is rising daily and this will require a massive effort to help people stave off hunger and save lives,” WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, wrapping up a two-day visit to Haiti, the first by the head of a UN agency since the catastrophe struck. Since 5 September, WFP has supplied food for nearly 300,000 people in dozens of shelters across the hard-hit city of Gonaïves, and is working in concert with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other humanitarian partners. The agency urgently requires $54 million for food, logistics and emergency communications to help 800,000 people across the country. To date, the United States, Japan, the European Community, Switzerland and Canada have contributed over $10 million, allowing WFP to feed those in need until the end of next month. “Despite this show of generosity from many nations, we need more help so we can continue with the emergency operation and our other programmes here that will contribute to the longer-term solution President [Rene] Préval and the people of Haiti so desperately need,” Ms. Sheeran said. Nearly one month has passed since the storms thrashed Haiti, destroying roads and 3,000 homes in Gonaïves, and 50,000 people are still taking refuge in shelters. Some 3 million cubic metres of mud still need to be removed from the city. WFP is feeding workers helping to clear mud from 50 schools, mostly in Gonaïves, so they can re-open their doors on 1 November. The agency has also established a food distribution system across that city, focusing on women to ensure that children are receiving the necessary nutrition. There is concern over the spread of skin diseases, respiratory infections, dysentery, hepatitis, tetanus, typhoid and malaria. In addition, the rains destroyed large areas of crops, further exacerbating the problems Haiti is facing. “We are determined to help the Haitian people out of this emergency and work toward longer-term sustainable solutions as we do,” Ms. Sheeran said. She was scheduled to meet today with Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis and other Government officials in the capital, Port-au-Prince, as well as international donors, partner non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN representatives, to discuss the best way forward.