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first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ochoa gets that rare chance next when the Philippines hosts the 2019 Southeast Asian Games from November 30 to December 4.“That sounds very exciting actually because honestly, I haven’t been able to compete locally because a lot of the competitions that we joined are actually out of the country,” Ochoa told INQUIRER.net recently.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 Chriss“So I really do miss competing here in the Philippines and I’m very excited for the SEA Games.”The 28-year-old Ochoa, who recently launched the Fight to Protect movement against child sexual violence in the country, won the gold medal in the Jiujitsu World Tour in London last March before bagging the bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games two months ago. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Juan Gomez De Liaño owes triple-double, UP win to brother Javi, coach Perasol Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Meggie Ochoa during the launch of Fight to Protect. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netMeggie Ochoa, a jiu-jitsu world champion, is no stranger to winning medals for the Philippines in the international stage.But Ochoa admits nothing compares to competing at home and fighting in front of the Filipino crowd.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college READ: Meggie Ochoa launches ‘Fight to Protect’ movement vs child sexual abuseOchoa is going to be one of the favorites to win her event in the SEA Games but that’s the least of her concerns.“Honestly, I don’t really know if I’m gonna be the favorite,” she said. “For me, that doesn’t really matter as much whether I’m favored or not. What matters to me is the kind of fight I give out there. Whether you win or you lose, if you fought with everything that you have I think that matters more.”“Of course, next year is a big deal because we’re the host country for the SEA Games and definitely I’m gonna prepare for that and not just me but every Filipino athlete is gonna prepare for that.  We want to show what Filipinos are really capable of.”Ochoa is set to compete in the Senior World Championships in Sweden next month.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgTen Hag made three changes from the victory in north London with winger David Neres, midfielder Lasse Schoene and right-back Joel Veltman stating the final in Rotterdam on the bench.Schoene played the final 10 minutes coming on for Frenkie de Jong who has already agreed to join La Liga giants Barcelona next season.Centre-back Daley Blind scored the opener before Rasmus Kristensen bagged the fourth after Huntelaar’s efforts for a first domestic title since winning the Eredivisie in 2014.The Dutch outfit, four-time continental winners, are eyeing their first Champions League final since losing to Juventus in 1996.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ajax’s Daley Blind celebrates scoring the first goal in the Dutch Cup final triumph four days before hosting Spurs in the Champions League semi final © ANP/AFP / Olaf KRAAKROTTERDAM, Netherlands, May 5 – Ajax prepared for next week’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Tottenham by beating Willem II 4-0 to clinch the Dutch Cup on Sunday.Erik ten Hag’s side host Spurs on Wednesday with a 1-0 advantage and a double from veteran striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar helped to maintain the momentum which has seen them reach the last four of Europe’s top competition for the first time since 1997 as well as the top of the Dutch league this season.last_img read more

first_imgUSL Results & Reports 13.07.14ResultsDrumkeen Utd. Res. 3 1 Swilly Rovers Res. Knockalla Caravans Cup FinalLetterkenny Rovers 0 1 Swilly Rovers4 Lanterns USLDerry City Res. 5 0 Drumkeen Utd. ReportsDPD Div. 1Drumkeen Utd. Res. 3Bonagee Utd. Res. 1Drumkeen took all three points in this encounter with Swilly at St Patricks Park on Saturday. The home team took the lead on twenty eight minutes with a superb goal from Sean Peoples when his long range effort from thirty five yards crept in under the cross bar giving goalkeeper Caolan Bolton no chance. Up until the goal Swilly had the lion’s share of possession without creating any real chances of note, Oisin Duffy then had a couple of wides for Swilly before Drumkeen doubled their advantage after thirty nine minutes through Peter McNamee, Lee Guthrie’s effort was saved by keeper Bolton and the ball fell to McNamee who made no mistake from two yards out. Drumkeen went in two up at half time. Swilly nearly pulled one back right at the start of the second half but Cormac Toland saw his effort just go past the post. Drumkeen played much better in second half but Swilly were still in the game and had a Shaun Crossan shot saved by Michael Gibson and Caolan Murray fired wide. Drumkeen wrapped up the points when Conor Laverty got the third when he scored from a Peter McNamee right wing cross. The home team might have got a fourth, Lee Guthrie had a shot saved and Conor Laverty put in a good cross but there was no one there to get on the end of it. Swilly did pull a goal back with five minutes left but it proved to be no more than a consolation goal. Some good young players on both sides with Johnny Black and Lee Kennedy doing well for Drumkeen and Caolan Murray and Ryan McDaid showing well for Swilly.DRUMKEEN: Michael Gibson, Johnny Black, Darren Bonner, Kevin Boyle, Chris Kyle, Lee Guthrie, Shane Laverty, Lee Kennedy, Sean Peoples, Conor Laverty, Peter McNamee, Subs: Mark Bonner on for Sean Peoples,SWILLY, – Caolan Bolton, Lewis Cole, Caolan Murray, Glen McElhinney, Anthony Fisher, Shaun Crossan, Cathal Diver, Ryan McDaid, Oisin Duffy, Liam O Donnell, Cormac Toland, Subs: John Roulstone on for Bolton at half time, Referee Vincent Mc Laughlin.Fixtures Wednesday, July 16th at 7:30pmDonegal News League CupGroup ACockhill Celtic v Drumkeen Utd. Ref. S. TonerSwilly Rovers v Bonagee Utd. Ref. T. McAreeThursday, July 17th at 7:30pmFanad Utd. v Finn Harps Res. Ref. V. McLaughlinSaturday, July 19th at 2pmDPD Div. 1Drumkeen Utd. Res. v Bonagee Utd. Res. Ref. S. TonerLetterkenny Rovers v Fanad Utd. Ref. M. McGarrigleSunday, July 20th 2pm unless stated4 Lanterns USLDrumkeen Utd. v Cockhill Celtic Ref. P. DuddyFanad Utd. v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. P. Coll (12 noon)Swilly Rovers v Bonagee Utd. Ref. T. McAreeDPD First DivisionTeam P W D L F A +/- PtsLetterkenny Rovers 3 3 0 0 13 3 10 9Bonagee Utd. Res. 3 3 0 0 11 3 8 9Drumkeen Utd. Res. 4 2 0 2 9 9 0 6Swilly Rovers Res. 4 0 1 3 5 14 -9 1Fanad Utd. Res 4 0 1 3 3 12 -9 14 Lanterns Ulster Senior League Table 01.06.14Team P W D L For Against + / – Pts.Cockhill Celtic 10 9 1 0 28 6 22 28Derry City Res. 11 8 3 0 29 13 16 27Letterkenny Rovers 10 5 3 2 18 10 8 18Swilly Rovers 10 4 2 4 20 21 -1 14Drumkeen Utd. 11 3 3 5 24 30 -6 12Bonagee Utd. 10 3 1 6 14 14 0 10Finn Harps Res. 10 2 0 8 9 22 -13 6Fanad Utd. 10 0 1 9 8 34 -26 1USL: SWILLY WIN BATTLE OF THE ROVERS TO LIFT THE KNOCKALLA CARVANS CUP was last modified: July 13th, 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:swilly roversUlster Senior Leaguelast_img read more

first_imgSanta Clara police have been notified about the discovery of a man’s body as their investigation into the disappearance of a 49ers fan last week continues.Authorities said fishermen discovered the body Saturday afternoon. Divers with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body from the waters near the Alviso Marina Boat Launch area in San Jose on Saturday, according to a report from KGO-TV, this news organization’s media partner.While San Jose police have jurisdiction over the …last_img read more

first_imgA group of young girls from a suburb in Mumbai have overcome severe challenges, broken several stereotypes and are now living their ultimate dream of playing football without parental and social interference.Mumbra, is a town situated within the Greater Mumbai area and is mainly a Muslim dominated society with a population of about nine lakh people. In 2012, an international NGO named ‘Magic Bus’ teamed up with a Mumbra-based women’s collective called Parcham with the objective of training teenage girls in the game of football.The idea initially faced many problems with parents not willing to let their daughters run around wearing shorts in public, or to play in the same space where the boys played. But Parcham overcame all those odds and now they are reaping the rewards of the hard work they put in all these years. (Also Read: The Indian girls’ football team challenging stereotypes)The Mumbra all-girls football team is now a reality which has turned the jeers of the people in their community into cheers with sheer hard work, dedication and their love for football.LACK OF PARENTAL SUPPORTSaba Parveen, one of the stars of the team, recalls how she went against her parents’ will to join the team.”You want to play cricket? With boys?” was how her mother’s horrorstruck response when Saba wanted to go out and fulfil her passion”I needed my family’s consent for everything that I wanted to do outside the four walls of our home,” she says.LEVEL PLAYING FIELDadvertisementIt took half-a-month to find enough girls to make a team. Sabah Khan, founding member of Parcham, explains how they had to fight for the right to share the same space with the boys for their training.”In Mumbra, as in many other parts of our country, people are not used to seeing girls outside their homes without a purpose acceptable to society,” says Sabah Khan.”It was difficult for them because they feared repercussions from society,” she adds.Aliya Shaikh, 22, another player in the squad, had to fight for approval from her brothers. “If you wear shorts, boys will stare at you,” they told her.Harassment on the field from the neighbourhood boys was common for the girls.”Does she even have the strength to kick? She will cry if she gets hurt,” they recall them jeering. “The boys tried their best to turn us away from the field,” says Muskaan Sayed, who has just finished grade 12.A DREAM FINALLY REALISEDBut the girls did not give up and by the end of 2012 they were ready with their team. They met for practice every Sunday afternoon in the neighbourhood ground for two hours.”The girls now started to assert their right to occupy some space on the field,” says Parcham’s Sabah Khan. “They spoke with and even argued with the boys – something they couldn’t have dreamt of earlier – and reclaimed their spot.”The Mumbra all-girls team is now a full 15-member squad which regularly participates and wins local tournaments. They have even played friendly matches against boys’ teams.The team is now training another 45 kids from the neighbourhood middle-school. The girls have inspired others to take up the sport in their community and have set an example for others to follow.last_img read more

first_imgStudying at the Central Institute of Education is a rather indispensable experience for budding teachers. This two-year course gives one time and opportunity to engage in wide-ranging reading, discussions, attending workshops and conferences.Teaching is one profession that takes you back to school, except that this time you find yourself on,Studying at the Central Institute of Education is a rather indispensable experience for budding teachers. This two-year course gives one time and opportunity to engage in wide-ranging reading, discussions, attending workshops and conferences.Teaching is one profession that takes you back to school, except that this time you find yourself on the other side of the classroom. It fills you with great pride that someone you have mentored goes on to bring about change in the world some years down the line. The campus brings together students from different streams of education and from various parts of the country. It was this lack of boundaries that enriched my time at the CIE. We have a saying on the campus, ‘Once in CIE, always in CIE.’ The people one comes across, the ideas one exchanges, the variety of sports one participates in and the field trips you take during your years on the campus make your time here unforgettable.At CIE, one does not ever have to worry about missing lunch. Because there’s always Negi uncle and his canteen. Life on the campus just wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for the meetha samosa and the pasta with an Indian tadka that you get here.Every year, CIE hosts a fete for children called the Baal Mela organised by the postgraduate and undergraduate students as well as the teachers. A few metres away from the Hero Honda Vishwavidyalaya metro station, the institute runs the Experimental Basic School for students of Class 1 to 8. Operating under the supervision of full-time teachers, it helps the students at the CIE interact with the children in school and implement the teaching practices they learn at the department. This emphasis on project-based learning is what gives CIE the scoring edge over other institutes offering a BEd degree.advertisementWhat also sets CIE apart is the extensive facilities it extends to differently-abled students. Not only does it provide reading material in Braille, even the notices are printed in Braille to assist visually-impaired students and faculty. Recording devices too are provided in the classrooms to ensure equal participation of all students. The college has also created ramps in its lush green environs for the wheelchair-bound.CIE is rigid about its dictum to function with a secular, equal and democratic attitude, says N. Ranganathan, the dean and head of the department of education. According to her, the department gives priority to reflecting participatory democracy on the campus where every voice is attended to. Hierarchy is respected but does not come in the way of students interacting freely with their mentors. It’s this liberal atmosphere perhaps that brings students from the US, Canada, Southeast Asia and West Asian countries to the institute.Parul Sethi is a second-year student at the CIE.last_img read more

first_imgDale Steyn has been ruled out of the remainder of the Test series between India and South Africa due to left heel damage.Steyn left the field during India’s first innings having bowled 17.3 overs and went for scans on a bruised left heel. He was later seen limping as he came back to the ground and his participation in the rest of the match — and the series — came under doubt.Having been ruled out of the ongoing first Test, he saw a foot and ankle specialist and will be reassessed in four to six weeks’ time.Steyn returned to Test cricket for the match after 13 months on the sidelines with a career-threatening shoulder injury.The South African team manager said he sustained a “freakish” foot injury while bowling in his comeback game on Saturday.ALSO WATCHSteyn, who has been plagued by injuries over the last three years and was playing his first Test in more than a year, hurt his left foot when he landed awkwardly in a foothole on one delivery, South Africa manager and team doctor Mohammed Moosajee said.Initial scans showed tissue damage around the bottom of Steyn’s foot and near the heel, Moosajee said, and Steyn wouldn’t be able to bowl again in the Test in Cape Town.The type of injury normally takes 4-6 weeks to heal, Moosajee added, almost certainly ruling Steyn out of the rest of the series against India and putting a question mark over whether he can once again regain full fitness ahead of Australia’s tour in March.advertisement”Generally you need rest,” Moosajee said, saying there was “significant” bruising and tissue damage on Steyn’s foot.Steyn will see a specialist on Sunday, Moosajee said.Steyn left the field just before the tea break and immediately after the delivery that caused the injury. He couldn’t complete his 18th over and was limping slightly as he headed to the dressing rooms at Newlands.”It’s never nice for Dale because he’s just come back from injury,” said Steyn’s fellow South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada. “Just feeling very sympathetic for him.”Steyn, who is 10th on the list of all-time wicket-takers in Test matches, was playing a Test for the first time since breaking down with a right shoulder injury in Australia in November 2016. Before that, the 34-year-old paceman, regarded as one of the game’s great fast bowlers, endured other problems with his right shoulder and a groin injury. He had only played eight Tests in three years before his return this week.His comeback was closely watched with fears that he hadn’t played enough cricket in the buildup to this season and might struggle for match fitness.Moosajee said it was important to note that it was a freakish type of injury and had nothing to do with his injury history or workload in the match.Steyn appeared to have made a successful return, taking 2-51 in India’s first innings to improve his career total to 419 wickets in 86 Tests. He needs another three wickets to overtake Shaun Pollock and become South Africa’s leading wicket-taker of all time in Test cricket.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — The way Brett Gardner sees it, Oswaldo Arcia’s two throws were hardly the only reasons the Yankees lost to the Twins.New York made several mistakes on the bases and Vidal Nuno allowed three home runs in falling 6-1 to Minnesota on the night of May 30.  “We got beat pretty well,” Gardner said.Facing Ricky Nolasco for the first time, the Yankees put plenty of runners on base but, other than Jacoby Ellsbury’s RBI double, they had no success.Brian Roberts led off the second with a single and got caught in a rundown after he got a bad jump trying to steal second base. Then, with chances to cut into the Twins’ lead in the fifth and sixth innings, the Yankees again ran themselves into trouble.Arcia helped end both rallies with rocket throws from right field. In the fifth, his accurate heave on Derek Jeter’s one-out single forced Gardner to hold at third. Jeter strayed too far off first and Gardner broke for home. The speedy Gardner was tagged out in a rundown.“My job in that situation is, you think there’s a play at the plate, you read the throw high and you try to go to second base to trade an out for a run, but Gardy wasn’t going,” Jeter said. “I assumed he was going and I shouldn’t have done that.”Arcia then threw out Roberts trying to score on Yangervis Solarte’s single to end the sixth.“He’s always had a good arm,” Twins left fielder Josh Willingham said. “I think it’s more consistency with him.”In all, New York left nine on base.Arcia, Willingham and Trevor Plouffe each connected against Nuno (1-2) for the light-hitting Twins, winners for the second time in eight games. Texas and Kansas City were the only American League teams to enter May 30 with fewer homers than the Twins’ 39.“It was just leaving fastballs up and you cannot be doing that,” Nuno said. “But, overall, it was just another day of going out there, pounding the zone and just keeping guys in the ballgame.”Kurt Suzuki and former Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez had RBI singles in the eighth, giving Minnesota its highest run total since scoring eight against Boston on May 13.Nolasco (3-5) has struggled in his first AL season of a nine-year career. He had not won since April 24, a span of six starts.But the right-hander was effectively wild in keeping New York from making any solid contact. Facing the Yankees for the first time in 240 big league games — 223 starts — Nolasco gave up a run on seven hits and four walks. He struck out three while throwing 107 pitches, 59 for strikes.“A hard six innings,” Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire said. “It’s never easy against these guys.”Wind was whipping through the stadium when Arcia homered to right field with one out in the second. Several minutes earlier, a brief but heavy rain shower in the first inning sent fans scampering for cover.Willingham led off the fourth with a drive over the 399-foot marker in left-center, his second long ball since coming off the disabled list May 26. Arcia followed with a single, then Plouffe hit a two-run shot into Monument Park in center field for a 4-1 lead.The four runs allowed by Nuno ended a streak of 14 straight games in which Yankees starters allowed three earned runs or fewer. Nuno retired 11 of the final 12 batters he faced and struck out seven without allowing a walk in 6 2-3 innings.“His stuff was pretty decent,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. “But when he made a mistake, they hit it out of the park.”(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgBy Amit Kumar Das New Delhi, Jul 10 (PTI) Forced to dump the dangerous Produnova routine following a career-threatening knee injury, ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar will once again switch to the vault of death after the Asian Games. Dipa had put Indian gymnastics on world map with her gravity-defying display in Produnova vault at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she finished a creditable fourth. However, she couldn’t compete in any tournament after the Rio high due to an Anterior Crucial Ligament (ACL) injury in her right knee. She had to undergo surgery in April last year and missed the Asian Championship, World Championship in Canada last year and the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Returning to action at the World Challenge Cup in Turkey on July 8, Dipa opted for Handspring 360 and Tsukuhara 720 en route to her gold medal winning feat. She had scripted history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to clinch a gold medal at a global event. But Dipa said she will not give up Produnova. “I will do it but it will take time. I have spent a lot of time in mastering this but after injury it was difficult. Difficulty level in Produnova has been reduced to 6.4 from 7, in fact average scores in difficulties are being reduced but I’ll be back doing Produnova. I will not give it up,” Dipa told PTI today. Her mentor and coach Bisheshwar Nandi, who has guided her career since her first steps in gymnastics, said there is not much time to try it at the upcoming Asian Games but he is hopeful to switch back to Produnova by the year end.advertisement “I will try for Produnova by the end of this year because sometimes she feels pain in her knee even now. It is a complicated sport and it is natural but she will overcome that,” he said. “According to the new code of points, the difficulty level of Produnova has been reduced to 6.4 from 7, but we will keep it as we have worked hard on this for the last few years.” Dipa scored 14.15 to clinch the gold medal in Turkey but said she will need to score higher to win a medal at the Asian Games. “Asian Games is very tough. China, Japan, Korea will pose a big challenge. I can’t guarantee a medal. But I will give my best. I realised where I lacked during the World Cup. I will work on those areas. In Asian Games I will have to score more, may be 14.2 or 14.3 will give me a chance to win a medal,” she said. Nandi said Dipa will look to increase the difficulty level ahead of the Asian Games. “The gold has given her a lot of confidence and there is a month’s time, so we will try to increase the difficulty level now. She will have to go for a score of 14.5 to win a medal. It will be a big challenge,” he said. “If we can go from 360 to 540 in Handspring and Tsukuhara 720, then it will be a big boost. And if we can bring her back to her level in Produnova, then we can challenge at the world level since qualifying for Olympics is the aim.” Talking about her performance at World Challenge Cup, Dipa said: “I scored 14.15 which is not a bad score, which can hopefully grant me a place in the final of Asian Games. Of course, increasing difficulty is important but I can’t take too much risk with my leg, I will go by what my coach decides.” Asked if she ever felt disheartened during the injury phase, Dipa said: “I was nervous because a lot happens in two years. Body changes. Difficulty levels also changed. It took a lot of mental and physical strength but I had no doubt about my comeback. “A lot of people said it is extremely difficult for gymnasts to come back after surgery, some were saying I am finished since it was two years after Olympics. “But I was ready to go through the surgery after I knew I had an ACL. There are other sportspersons who made a successful comeback. I tried to take it positively and due to the support of my coach, family, physio, SAI, Sports Ministry, GoSports I could make a comeback. “I feel blessed that all celebrities supported me. They congratulated me. The last two years, I faced a lot of criticism with people saying I should give up and sit at home, and I am finished. So I am glad that I was not forgotten.” PTI ATK ATK PDSPDSadvertisementlast_img read more