November 2019

first_imgLATEST STORIES Laos and Brunei wound up with bronze medals.It was the second silver medal for the Philippines in the sport after the team’s second place finish last August 16 in the chinlone (linking) event. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Read Next View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Pacquiao’s new basketball league gets off ground Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Philippines bowed to host Malaysia in the final of men’s regu event of sepak takraw in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Tuesday night at Stadium Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Filipinos dropped a 23-25, 13-21, decision to the Malaysians to salvage the silver near the close of the competitions. ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgBSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The half brothers carried the Bull Squad in the final round including the championship game where they edged an all-Filipino side in Sta. Rosa, 27-20, to capture the title.“We took advantage of the fact that we’re bigger than them so we just used our size,” said the 6-foot-1 Gravengard.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Bull Squad, which bested the Willie Miller-led G3 to make the finals due to superior quotient, flaunted a mean inside and out game with both Gravengard and the 6-foot-4 Crellin able to create shots for themselves whether it’s attacking the basket or pulling up from deep or in the low block.“We were shooting threes really well and scoring in the post really well too,” Gravengard, who also helped lock down Sta. Rosa’s sharpshooting guard. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes MOST READ The Bull Squad rules Red Bull Reign Philippines 3-on-3 tournament. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netThe first-ever Red Bull Reign tournament in the Philippines has just crowned its champions.The Bull Squad, led by Fil-Canadians Clay Crellin and Glenn Gravengard, ruled the Red Bull 3-on-3 tournament on Saturday to earn a ticket to the World Finals in Washington DC that will be held later in the year.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vettel shows speed again with fastest time in final practice Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR The Bull Squad, which also drew contributions from Nigerian Obinna Ezeike and reserve Kitt Balmori, topped seven other finalists.“It’s so amazing. We’re actually representing our country in the world stage,” Crellin said.The event drew a packed crowd at Nagtahan Bridge court.High-flyer David Carlos put on a show, winning the slam dunk contest with a one-handed windmill over a motorcycle and leaping over two people in his final dunk.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ For almost a couple of minutes, Suzuki had Pacio in his control and he applied the rear-naked choke around the three-minute mark.“Suzuki had the better position and he knew how to properly place his legs and arms to prevent me from moving,” said Pacio. “He knew how to position himself and that’s where he got me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think I was too aggressive because I was really looking for that early knockout,” said Pacio (9-2), whose first strike attempt was a looping roundhouse kick right off the bell, in Filipino.“My first roundhouse didn’t have any setup, I just wanted to throw it away because I was expecting that we will exchange in striking but this is MMA.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPacio’s first defeat was against strawweight champion Yoshitaka Naito in October of 2016 and a win over Suzuki was meant to be a stepping stone for the 21-year-old to vie for the belt once more.Photo from ONE ChampionshipSuzuki (17-0-2) found the opening right about the first minute mark when he got Pacio’s back and the Japanese eventually dragged the fight to the ground.  NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Pacio admits being too aggressive in loss to Suzuki893 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Torres on Ishige: ‘I can easily take her punches’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MACAU—Joshua Pacio could’ve booked himself another title shot in the ONE Championship strawweight division, but that wouldn’t be the case after he bowed out in the first round of his fight against Hayato Suzuki.The Filipino fighter admitted he was to aggressive in his Saturday fight against Suzuki in ONE Championship: Kings & Conquerors at Cotai Arena here and that led to his eventual defeat.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “I categorically deny any kind of relation to this organization,” Marquez said in a statement, adding “today is my most difficult match; I will try to clear all of this up.”Flores Hernandez allegedly operated independently in the northern city of Guadalajara but maintained alliances with the Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation cartels. The attorney general’s office said Flores Hernandez was arrested July 20 and is being held while his extradition is pending.The Mexican Attorney General’s Office also seized related assets Wednesday, including the Grand Casino near Guadalajara, according to the U.S. statement.Mexican prosecutors said they were working closely with U.S. authorities on the investigation and added that Marquez came voluntarily to the Attorney General’s Office to provide a statement.Mike Vigil, former chief of international operations for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and author of the book “Deal,” said the 64-year old Flores Hernandez has been in the business since the 1980s.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LOOK: Kobe’s in-game used Air Jordan 3s sell for $30k NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers The sanctions freeze all U.S. assets of the people and entities named and forbid U.S. citizens from doing business with them.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It will also sanction 43 entities in Mexico, including a soccer team and casino.It is the single largest such designation of a drug trafficking organization ever by its Office of Foreign Assets Control, the statement said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMarquez, 38, is a former defender for Barcelona, Monaco and New York Red Bulls who currently plays for the Mexican soccer club Atlas in Guadalajara and is captain of the Mexican national team. He did not practice with Atlas on Wednesday.Later in the day, Marquez denied having any links to drug traffickers. Mexican football star Rafael Marquez Alvarez, center, arrives to give a press conference to deny accusations of ties to drug trafficking, at Atlas Football Club in Guadalajara, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Marquez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)MEXICO CITY — Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday.The sanctions are the result of a multi-year investigation of the drug trafficking organization allegedly headed by Raul Flores Hernandez, the department said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT President Enrique Pena Nieto’s office confirmed Wednesday that a photo of the president and Alvarez had been removed from Pena Nieto’s Instagram account. The office declined further comment.The U.S. statement did not say that Marquez or Alvarez face charges in the United States.Marquez is famed as a tenacious defender whose crunching tackles have sometimes seen him sent off in high-profile matches. In Mexico he is revered as one of the country’s all-time greats, though many U.S. fans remember him for a studs-up, head-butt foul on Cobi Jones that earned him a red card at the 2002 World Cup.Marquez debuted in Mexico’s top-flight league in 1996 with Atlas and moved to AS Monaco of France’s Ligue 1 three years later. In 2003, Marquez joined Barcelona and spent 10 years there, helping the Catalonia super-club win Spanish league and Champions League trophies.Advancing into his 30s, Marquez then had stints with the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer, Leon of Mexico and Hellas Verona in Italy’s Serie A before returning to Atlas.A longtime fixture of Mexico’s national team, he led “El Tri” at four World Cups and has hoped to become only the third player ever to compete in five. Marquez has scored 13 goals wearing the green jersey in 158 appearances between 1997 and 2017, according to statistics published by the Mexican Soccer Federation.Speaking in a briefing to reporters, a high-level Treasury Department official said the association between Marquez and Flores Hernandez went back at least 20 years and Marquez served as “an important” frontman for money laundering. Under the terms of the briefing, the official could not be named. Among the entities that the department cited were his soccer academy and health and rehabilitation clinics.Marquez’s children’s foundation was also linked to Flores Hernandez, though it also had a number of corporate sponsors. It claimed to have provided food, educational and sports programs for about 1,000 low-income kids.Vigil said cartel figures have long been drawn to soccer stars and musicians.“They love soccer … so they love to associate with sports figures,” Vigil said. “Who else do they like? They like these norteno singers, because these guys create ballads about their exploits and it adds to their legend, to the folklore.” “He is extraordinarily crafty in the way he strategizes and the way that he navigates between cartels,” Vigil said.But, the former agent added, Flores Hernandez has remained a mid-level drug trafficker, never forming what one would call a cartel, and of late had aligned himself with Nemesio Oseguera of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.Vigil said Flores Hernandez had a real talent for laundering drug proceeds by setting up front companies. He said it would be difficult to imagine that Marquez didn’t know who he was dealing with because Flores Hernandez has been around for so long.“Raul Flores Hernandez has operated for decades because of his longstanding relationships with other drug cartels and his use of financial front persons to mask his investments of illegal drug proceeds,” John E. Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, said in the statement.Federal drug trafficking indictments against Flores Hernandez were returned in March in Washington and the southern district of California.The U.S. government referred to Marquez and 34-year-old norteno singer Julio Cesar Alvarez, better known as Julion Alvarez, as people with longstanding relationships with Flores Hernandez who “have acted as front persons for him and his (drug trafficking organization) and held assets on their behalf.”Alvarez has been nominated for Latin Grammys and has won Billboard awards. His latest album, “Not a Devil, nor a Saint,” released in May was his fifth No. 1 on the Billboard list of regional Mexican music.Alvarez’s manager did not immediately respond to an email request for comment. A spokesman for Universal Music, the parent company of Alvarez’s record label Fonovisa, declined to comment.But Alvarez posted a video to his Facebook page saying “absolutely nothing is going on.”Alvarez called Marquez a friend and sent him a hug: “Everything they are saying there can be cleared up.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDave Yu waited years to finally get a shot to show what he’s capable of.His moment came on Saturday and he relished every minute of it.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Adamson gets 2nd wins, trumps NCAA champ Arellano Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “It’s really a great feeling because I worked so hard for this for three years,” the National University guard told INQUIRER.net.READ: NU opens UAAP Season 80 bid with rout of UE FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingYu was shelved in his first three years in the league due to limited playing time and a slew of major injuries, including an ACL tear in Season 78.He made up for lost time as he reintroduced himself at the start of Season 80 against University of the East. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Yu scored 14 points, hitting 5-of-8 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals in just 15 minutes off the bench.“I don’t know what he ate today but he just played so well,” said NU coach Jamike Jarin.He unleashed eight points in the third quarter, where the Bulldogs broke the game wide open with a 17-3 run after a 42-deadlock.“I could say all my hard work paid off but it’s still not enough. It’s only the start of the season and I have a lot more to show,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIf you thought only cricketers take a plunge into the swimming pool to cool their heels or de-stress themselves, you are right only up to a point.They are provided such luxuries when they stay at star hotels and it has been the envy of several other sportspersons of the country. But even they would be jealous of the Games Village swimming pool.Indian CWG athletes are making the best of it, though.On Monday, hockey players and wrestlers had their swimming sessions at the Village pool. Sandeep Singh ( in picture), Sardar Singh and Bharat Chikara made their pool entry to de- stress.”It’s a great feeling,” Bharat and Sardar said, almost in unison.”We don’t get such facilities elsewhere even when we travel abroad for tournaments.”last_img read more

first_imgThe gorgeous model and actor, having beaten her illness, is right on top now.Her 38th birthday celebrations this year were a grand affair, full of life and new-found joy. She had just conquered cancer to be gifted with a new lease of life. One that she calls her second innings; one she intends to live better, having realised its preciousness. Diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2009, the incredibly gorgeous Indo-Canadian model and actress Lisa Ray has become a poster girl for cancer survival ever since she battled her illness to emerge completely drug-free and on top of herself earlier this year.Back to her routine of shuttling between India and Canada, Lisa has now taken it upon herself to champion the cause of cancer and stem cell transplants amidst other plans: starting work on a book, public speaking across North America, ad campaigns and revisiting her film career. However, even as she juggles roles with lan, she has slowed down. Before her illness, she was “always racing against time”. She now makes sure she has time for herself, which she says is key to good health. Here, Lisa shares with us her journey through cancer.The EncounterEven though I practised yoga regularly, I would feel fatigued all the time. However, with a packed work schedule and loads of travelling, like most people I too had been ignoring the signals my body had been trying to send for a very long time. Disaster struck when I was at a yoga retreat in Kerala last year. Suddenly at the end of my second yoga session, I just wasn’t able to get up from the floor: I lay there shivering for almost an hour. My partner flew down from Canada, and immediately took me back, booking me into a full body Medscan which revealed drastically low haemoglobin levels. My RBC count had fallen to 30, way below the normal range of 90-120. Almost immediately, I was asked to go in for a blood transfusion, after which I started feeling better again.However, a relapse occurred within a very short time and I was asked to go in for a battery of tests again. The last was a bone marrow biopsy that involved drilling into my hip. My partner, who had come with me, fainted at the sight. However, I went through it all with much grit and determination 2010 and waited for the results. All the while, we had a feeling the outcome wouldn’t be all that great. Finally, my partner came back with the reports. Without making it sound overwhelming, he told me I had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a malignancy of the plasma cells in the bone marrow, considered fatal.Face to faceIt may sound a bit unusual, but I felt a strange sense of relief initially. At least I knew what had been wrong with my body for many, many years now. Immediately I wanted to know more about it.Mine was a form of cancer that mostly affected people over 60. Its very rare among people of my age group. This was, of course, difficult to accept, and I later realised that the sense of relief that had come over me initially was actually denial in another form. It was hard to accept that it had happened to me and I was dying. I remained in this state of denial, and sometimes anger, for a good two months, just reading a lot and thinking. Slowly, I gathered my senses, collected myself and knew something had to be done before it was too late. It was then that I miraculously met my Canada-based haematologist Dr Ahmed Galal, whom I now consider my guardian angel. When I met him for the very first time, he told me,”Let’s kick the cancer together”. His fabulous attitude and unorthodox method of treatment helped me cope with things almost instantly. I knew this was the “new normal” and gradually accepted my condition. And thus began a series of chemotherapy sessions and steroid doses.The battle for survivalAlthough I did not lose hair in the initial round of the chemo sessions, being on steroids had caused me to put on a lot of weight. So much so that I couldn’t bear to look at myself. The Toronto International Film Festival was coming up and I was scheduled to walk the red carpet. But I could see I wasn’t glamorous any more, something that had been the basis of my career for many, many years. A lot of people told me not to come out in the open about my illness and to just skip the event. But I followed my heart and decided to use the media attention as a platform to reach out to people about my illness and make multiple myeloma sexy.I wanted to share with everyone that being famous doesn’t ensure a ‘perfect’ life and that we are as vulnerable as anybody else is. It was also the time that I started writing about my condition. Being able to reach out to so many people was empowering and the overwhelming response I received actually gave me the strength to carry on with my treatment which only got intense by the day.I also knew the next round of chemotherapies would cause me to lose my hair, as a result of which I chopped it off myself. I found that so liberating! Having come out in the open about my condition, I was no longer under pressure to sport a glamorous image. Through all this, I had the unflinching support of my partner, a well-known philanthropist in Canada, who has been a cancer survivor himself. We would read together, laugh together and also travel together in the initial months. However, the best part was that he kept me going with his endless positivity throughout the course of the treatment. And after four months of regular chemotherapy sessions, I finally went in for a stem cell transplant on December 25 last year, which was the last stage in my treatment. Yes, I was afraid, but I had to take a chance. I believed in myself and I believed in my doctors. And I survived: I was reborn. After being in hospital a little while longer, I was back in India in February,cancer-free and raring to go.A new lifeWith my cancer in remission, I’m back. Not to just an ordinary life, but an extraordinary one. I’m now more content and aware about every single moment. And I’m completely comfortable with my body without being overtly obsessive about it. Thanks to the insights, I’ve now brought about certain changes to my lifestyle. In short, I have simplified it. I now spend a lot of time with nature rediscovering myself. Cancer has just been one aspect of my life, an experience, not a condition, from which I have emerged wiser. It has been like a wake-up call for me.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSachin Tendulkar missed out on his much-anticipated 50th Test hundred yet again after being dismissed at 61 on the third day of the second cricket Test against New Zealand at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here today.Resuming at his overnight score of 57 runs, Tendulkar just added four runs to his innings.The 37-year-old was dismissed by debutant pacer Andy McKay, whose short of a length delivery angled across Tendulkar and got an outside edge of his bat and flew straight to wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins, much to the disappointment of the fans.Tendulkar will get a chance to achieve the feat again only next month in the three-match Test series against South Africa.The first Test starts on December 16 at SuperSport Park, Centurion.With PTI inputslast_img read more