The four sports newspapers join forces with Nadal and Gasol in a historic edition

first_imgUnder the motto #NuestraMejorVictoria, the four national sports newspapers will offer exclusive interviews to Rafa Nadal and Pau Gasol, captains of the initiative, who will be joined by a spectacular cast of Spanish athletes, such as Marc Márquez and Álex Márquez, Sergio García, Carolina Marín, Alejandro Valverde, Carlos Sainz and Carlos Sainz Jr, Julen Lopetegui, María Vicente, Marcel Granollers, Teresa Perales, Sergi Bruguera and Feliciano López. #Our bestvictory is a campaign of the Red Cross with the aim of obtaining donations to help the health system and the neediest families during these days. Getting 11 million euros to serve more than 1,350,000 people is the objective of an initiative that Pau Gasol and Rafa Nadal have promoted.Once again, sport and sports media have demonstrated their ability to come together and work together at a critical moment for our society.Join this initiative for the Red Cross with your contribution to ES44 0049 0001 5321 1002 2225last_img read more

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first_imgSA’s de Kock fined for shoulder chargeCHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP):South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for shoulder-barging Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal.The incident happened on the second day of the first Test on Wednesday, and the fine announced yesterday.De Kock pleaded guilty to the charge laid by match referee Chris Broad, with no formal hearing required.Broad said de Kock confronted the Bangladesh opener and “deliberately brushed Tamim Iqbal’s shoulder and rib area. This resulted in a heated exchange between the two, initiated by the contact made by de Kock. This type of incident has no place on a cricket field.”South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for an altercation with the same batsman in the one-day series.SA fighting backCHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP):South Africa reached 61 without loss on the third day of the first Test after Bangladesh racked up their highest score against them yesterday.The hosts finished on 326 in theirs first innings to move 78 runs clear, but the Proteas openers cut short the deficit in a steely resolve.Stiaan Van Zyl was batting on 33 with Dean Elgar on 27 before the rain forced a premature end to the day.Resuming the day, 179-4, the hosts earlier rode on three half-centuries to gain the first innings advantage.Scores: South Africa 248 and 61-0 (Stiaan Van Zyl – 33 not out, Dean Elgar – 28 not out) trail Bangladesh 326 (Mahmudullah – 67, Tamim Iqbal – 57, Liton Das – 50, Dale Styen – 3-78,Simon Harmer – 3-105) by 17 runs.US to face Brazil Sept 8CHICAGO (AP):The US football team will play an exhibition against Brazil on September 8 at Foxborough, Massachusetts.The game, announced Thursday, follows a September 4 match against Peru in Washington, DCAmerican goalkeeper Tim Howard hopes to return for the games from his one-year sabbatical from the national team after last year’s World Cup.The Americans will play Mexico or Jamaica on October 9 to determine which team represents CONCACAF in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. As the 2013 Gold Cup champions, the US will face the 2015 winners in the play-off.Jamaica beat the Americans in the Gold Cup semi-finals on Wednesday and will face Mexico on Sunday for the title.last_img read more

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Wolmer’s Football Alumni Donate $250,000 to Junior ‘Ballers’

first_img STRONG BONDS The Wolmer’s Boys’ School Junior Football Programme has again benefited from a major donation from the Age Quod Agis Sports Alumni Association (SAA) – an association that represents former football players from the school. On November 11, Andre Gray, banking executive and the organisation’s founder and president Lissant Mitchell, CEO of Scotia Investments Ltd; and the body’s local representative, presented a cheque for just over $250,000 to the school, which brings to $1million the amount donated since 2012 by the ‘old boys’ body. Gray, now based in Florida, commented on the effort saying, “Each year, we try to raise funds to support the junior programme because it is our view that funding at this level is often insufficient to support the numerous expenses associated with grooming the young players. It is also because of the special role that the junior programme played in our overall development while we were at Wolmer’s that we feel compelled to offer our support .” The group of over 60 members graduated from the institution between 1985 and 1989 and represents a large group of loyal Wolmerians living in Jamaica, the USA, England and Canada. Thirty years ago, several of its members also won the Under-16 Colts and all-island football competitions and have maintained strong bonds since then. “The association has also noted the need for additional equipment in the Sports Department and we are now actively exploring opportunities to contribute critical items that will benefit participants in other sporting disciplines as well,” Gray added. Since 2012, the Age Quod Agis SAA has staged an annual reunion and fundraiser match on the second weekend in September that helps to fund the nutrition programme for the under-14 and under-16 football teams.last_img read more

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Told to quit, Benedicto finishes race despite adversities

first_img“They also become my motivation because I want to get back at them next time. It drives me harder. It makes me double or triple my effort to beat them the next time out,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite It wasn’t the result the multi-time winner had in mind, but it’s a performance he can live with.“I can say that I’m still successful. I’m proud of myself that I was able to finish the race,” he said.Another source of Benedicto’s pride are his fellow competitors like winner Banjo Norte, who are showing that there are more Filipino triathletes capable of competing with the world’s best.“I’m glad that they’re there and are all targeting me. I’m proud that they get a chance to win. I’m happy that they want to beat me and that inspires the younger crop of triathletes who also wants to beat them. We all get stronger and who knows, we’ll be able to compete among the elites in the future,” he said.But Benedicto made it clear that he has a lot of gas left in his tank, and his failure in the Cebu tilt just motivates him to strive harder in the next races.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Shaq blames ‘the man upstairs’ for his poor free throw shooting 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano August Benedicto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Though August Benedicto failed to make it to the podium in the Asian elite category of the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday, the four-time winner still considers his run as a success.After all, Benedicto had to fight through chest pains midway through the swim-bike-run course just to finish the race.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “People are telling me to no longer finish the race, to give up. But in my mind, I’m number one in the Asian elite so the pressure is different. All I wanted was to finish the race,” he said in Filipino.The 33-year-old Benedicto felt a slight pain, which was later ruled as spasms, midway through the bike course when he almost hit a competitor who suddenly changed his path.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’“That was when I felt the fatigue,” he shared. “Later on, I felt that my ribs were hurting. I was struggling to breathe. I put ice on my chest but people are telling me to no longer finish this.”August Benedicto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDespite the chest pains, Benedicto willed on and ended up eighth in his category, joyously crossing the finish line before falling to the arms of Sunrise Events founder Wilfred Steven Uytengsu. View commentslast_img read more

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Zark’s Burger-Lyceum waylays Marinerong Pilipino, advances to D-League Finals

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESZark’s Burger-Lyceum used a superb second half to decimate Marinerong Pilipino, 102-89, and progress to the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.CJ Perez led the cavalry with 23 points, six rebounds, five assists, and four steals and steered the sixth seed Jawbreakers to a sweep of the best-of-three semifinals series and become the lowest ranked team to reach the Finals.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ UAAP 80 Final Four keys to victory: La Salle-NU MOST READ LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 102 — Perez 23, Nzeusseu 15, Ayaay 13, Pretta 12, Jc. Marcelino 10, Jv. Marcelino 8, Tansingco 8, Cinco 5, Baltazar 4, Caduyac 2, Serrano 2, Ibañez 0.MARINERONG PILIPINO 89 — Ayonayon 31, Tratter 13, Pasaol 12, Toth 11, Banal 7, Tolentino 5, Terso 4, Iñigo 3, Babilonia 2, Robles 1, Miranda 0.Quarters: 23-21, 45-45, 76-64, 102-89.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Again, it’s just a blessing for us to be here. We’re so grateful that were given opportunity to play in the Finals,” said coach Topex Robinson.Mike Nzeusseu has 15 markers and corralled nine boards, while MJ Ayaay got 13 points and four rebounds for Zark’s-Lyceum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSpencer Pretta also shot 3-of-8 from three to nab 12 points, while twins Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino combined for 18, six rebounds, and five assists.After a nip-and-tuck first half, the Jawbreakers blew the game wide open in the third quarter as Ayaay poured 11 of his side’s 31 points where to build a 16-point lead, 74-58 en route to its biggest advantage at 94-76 in the fourth quarter. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “I just reminded them to just play their game, enjoy this opportunity,” said Robinson. “If you have players like this, they really respond to every adversity that they face.”The duel between Zark’s-Lyceum and Che’Lu-San Sebastian marks first time that neither of the top two teams at the end of the eliminations reached the championship round.Rian Ayonayon saw his 31-point, 9-rebound performance go down the drain with Marinerong Pilipino’s elimination.Abu Tratter also got a double-double of 13 markers and 10 rebounds, while Alvin Pasaol got 12 and nine.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Security guard charged for punching ex-friend

first_imgA 34-year-old security guard attached to the Sandy Mining Company was on Monday placed on $60,000 bail for reportedly cuffing a former friend.Dexter Cush, a father of three children, denied the charge read to him by city Magistrate Judy Latchman when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge stated that on March 20, 2018 at Sussex and Lombard Streets, Georgetown, he assaulted Edwin Miles so as to cause him actual bodily harm.According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, the men had a misunderstanding and Cush dealt Miles one punch to his head.The matter was reported by Miles, and Cush was arrested and charged for the offence.The case will continue on June 31, 2018.last_img read more

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Dreher finishes Credit Union Classic at five over par

first_imgDreher started round two from the tenth hole and it was a difficult start after a bogey on the hole. She would get the stroke back on 13, however she would suffer back to back bogeys on holes 15 and 16. The final nine holes were a positive start as Dreher converted a birdie opportunity on hole one. Unfortunately for her she would lose that stroke on the third hole and would wrap up her day on the ninth hole with a bogey.She was cut from the field after the second day of play.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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ELC students donate money to Fort St. John Curling Club

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Curling Club received a sizable donation on Thursday from four of the Energetic Learning Campus’ students.Dalene Schafer, Kona Schreiner, Garrett Busche and Aspen Wollen donated $1,579.05 to the Curling Club through their 2018 Community Project. The money raised will go towards the new rocks the curling club is purchasing this year.The students raised the money through a home-based business and crafts fair they held on June 2nd at the curling club.- Advertisement -“A huge congratulations and thank you to Dalene Schafer, Kona Schreiner, Garrett Busche and Aspen Wollen,” said the club in a statement on its Facebook page.last_img read more

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Free and fair elections integral for credible investments – AmCham

first_imgThe American Chamber of Commerce in Guyana (AmCham) on Thursday evening hosted its inaugural Black Tie Recognition Gala, reflecting on their achievements throughout the year and their plans for 2020.AmCham President Zulfikar AliPresident of AmCham Guyana, Zulfikar Ali expressed that the organisation will remain committed to partnering with other agencies to ensure free and fair elections at the upcoming March 2, 2020, polls. This is indeed important, he noted, in building investors’ confidence in the local markets.Along with that, the US embassy has come on board with the Chamber to provide training and other necessities at that time.“Our organisation is committed to working with other Private Sector organisations, international partners and members of the diplomatic community to promote for free and fair elections, the maintenance of the rule of law and the respect of Guyana’s Constitution – all of which are integral and critical for the growth of business, the attraction of credible investment and investors; and the general wellbeing of all Guyanese,” Ali expressed while addressing the gathering at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown.He added that he knows that “we all share our freedoms and liberty. It is what drives nation-building and entrepreneurship. These should not be taken for granted. AmCham in collaboration with the US embassy in Guyana will provide training for journalists and elections reporting, which is critical during these times.”Reflecting on 2019, he said that through the support of local and foreign companies, they were able to achieve more than the intended target.“What is unique about the support is that it came from both international as well as local companies…At AmCham Guyana, we will be using this time to plan for the year ahead since we are very pleased that we have exceeded our expectations and met our targets for 2019. 2020 promises to be an exciting year not only for AmCham but for the people of Guyana.”Meanwhile, US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch in her address, indicated that business should also entail giving back to communities.“To have the name America in your title has certain advantages but it also comes with certain responsibilities. You need to represent what is best about America in both how you do business and also how you live in your community. American values, like Guyanese values, include the power of giving to make communities better,” the diplomat asserted.AmCham Guyana is a voluntary, non-profit, membership organisation committed to promoting and enhancing commercial relations between the United States and Guyana. The Chamber has grown since its establishment in 2018, with just under 100 members in such a short span of time.AmCham said its purpose is to “promote America-Guyana bilateral trade opportunities and activities; to improve market access for America-Guyana goods and services; to provide an economic, social, and policy platform for its members; to encourage networking and build business connections, among others.last_img read more

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First Nations National chief says Site C not in keeping with Canada’s constitution or UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

first_imgJustin Trudeau’s office did not respond to Bellegarde’s remarks. The comments come at a time where the Site C dam is being heard about across the country, as the court case involving Treaty 8 happens in Montreal today.Story Credit: The Canadian Press and Vancouver Sun FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says that the Site C project and the federal government’s approach, is not in keeping with Canada’s constitution or UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.In an article posted in the Vancouver Sun, Bellegarde says: “Why don’t they respect and follow their own constitution? Section 35. Existing aboriginal treaty rights.”Bellegarde made the comments to the Canadian Press.- Advertisement -He also says it goes completely against Justin Trudeau’s promise to have a better relationship with First Nations.  He says the project would involve flooding a valley where indigenous people have lived, hunted, trapped, fished and gathered medicines.He says that the relationship needs to be healthy and respectful but that is not the case with the Site C dam.“There’s indigenous peoples buried throughout that valley so you’re disrespecting inherent rights, you’re disrespecting treaty rights.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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