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Let the flames begin! Flying diver ignites SEA Games

first_imgMalaysia, who have given the 29th edition the tagline “Rising Together”, are aiming to top the medals table for only the second time by matching the 111 golds they won on home soil in 2001.Ahead of the opening ceremony, they have already made a strong start with seven golds to lead the table ahead of Singapore and Thailand, who both have three.The Games retain a distinctly regional flavor, with Olympic sports like swimming and athletics contested alongside Asian favorites such as pencak silat, sepak takraw and wushu.They are a big source of national pride in the fast-growing region of about 650 million people, which all too often finds itself outclassed on the world sporting stage. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate MOST READ LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Katropa fields Rice, try to catch up with leaders Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Malaysian athlete Nur Dhabitah Sabri lights the torch during the opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, 2017.  AFP PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Teenage diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri flew through Malaysia’s national stadium in a brave stunt to light the cauldron at the climax of a glittering Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony on Saturday.The 18-year-old rising star was suspended high above the Bukit Jalil stadium floor in Kuala Lumpur, carrying a flaming torch, at the end of the four-hour extravaganza.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Games mascot Rimau, a fluffy Malayan tiger, flew into the stadium on a wire, after LED-lit pedal cars and flag-wavers wearing glittering gold suits had entertained the crowd.Fans watched video messages from Malaysia’s badminton and squash stars Lee Chong Wei and Nicol David, who are busy with world championships commitments, and cheered the succession of marching bands.After the Games had been declared open, the stadium erupted in song as hundreds of dancers waving silver palm trees and waving red-lit parasols gave the event a carnival atmosphere.Olympic silver medal-winning diver Pandelela Rinong passed the flaming torch to Nur Dhabita, who took off slowly towards the 40-foot (12-metre) cauldron and lit it, setting off a blaze of fireworks.The biennial SEA Games, formerly the Southeast Asian Peninsula Games, have been running since 1959, when the region was still emerging from its long era of colonialism.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Earlier a flying tiger, shiny gold suits and a parade of marching bands took center stage as the two-week Games opened in a blaze of color.More than 4,000 athletes from 11 nations strode into the newly refurbished, 87,000-capacity Bukit Jalil stadium, which was sold out for the vibrant show.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’Torrential rain early on failed to dampen enthusiasm as the hosts put on an entertaining spectacle before Malaysia’s king, Sultan Muhammad V, declared the Games open.About 4,200 athletes are competing for 404 gold medals in sports ranging from boxing and equestrianism to petanque, speed skating and lawn bowls at the popular and unique SEA Games. View commentslast_img read more

New forest signs to honour Fort St. John

first_imgPhoto: New sign being put up at Fish Creek/submitted The legacy Project is set to commemorate Fort St. John as the 2009 Forest Capital of B.C.- Advertisement -Last year, the Association of B.C. Forest professionals chose Fort St. John, to celebrate and give recognition to the valuable role the forests around the city have in the environmental and economic health of the community.The Forest Capital Committee will be showcasing this honour by unveiling newly designed signs for the Fish Creek Community Forest.Noticeably on the signs are Dane-Zaa translations of local animal, plant and tree names. The Dane-Zaa language is spoken in the Fort St. John area by the Beaver First Nations.The City of Fort St. John would like to extend their thanks to the following members of the Forest Capital Committee for participating in this project: Lance Ollenberger and Victoria Kress from the Ministry of Forests, Kieran Broderick from Treaty 8 Tribal Association and Darrell Regimbald from Canfor.Advertisementlast_img read more

Triple the semifinal anguish for Granite Hills

first_imgPasadena La Salle (24-2-2), the third-seeded Del Rey League champion, advances to Saturday’s title match in Downey against No. 10 seed Bishop Montgomery, the Del Rey runner-up which blanked Mojave River League champion Serrano, 2-0, on Tuesday. The Lancers almost wound up with the game’s heartbreak in the waning moments of regulation. Granite Hills’ Adrienne Bradbury’s near point-blank shot went airborne, caromed off the crossbar and onto the pitch. Regulation play ended moments later. “At that point, it was just a matter of time,” La Salle coach Sal Lopez said, adding that he thought his team would win after Bradbury’s miss. The Lancers put the game away and earned their 17th shutout of the season when – with the wind at their backs – Lauren McAuley sent a free kick in Johnson’s direction and the senior defender/midfielder shot from an awkward angle. Granite Hills goalie Heather Lewis (eight saves) reached for the ball, but couldn’t corral it. “I had a bad feeling when the ref gave them that call,” Mike Bradbury said. “(Lewis) only got one hand on it and it had enough momentum to go in.” The Lancers score ended a CIF-SS Division IV semifinal duel featuring cold, fierce, gusty, north-bound winds that airlifted shots on goal, kept players hopping, and even sent some kicks backwards. “Like anyone, it’ll take some time to take the pain away,” coach Mike Bradbury said shortly after the 64-minute marathon concluded the season of two-time Desert Sky League champion Granite Hills (21-3-4). APPLE VALLEY – Bitter heartbreak delivered a mighty blow to Granite Hills again. The Apple Valley-based Cougars lost in the CIF-Southern Section girls soccer semifinals for the third consecutive year when La Salle’s Kacey Johnson knocked in a low percentage shot in the fourth minute of triple overtime for the game’s lone goal on Tuesday. center_img Johnson was immediately mobbed by teammates. The Cougars fell to the ground in tears. Granite Hills reached the D4 semis this season after moving up from Division V, where they reached the CIF-SS semis in 2004-05 and 2005-06. Sophomore forward Cynthia Alozie, junior midfielder Megan Bodiford and senior forward Shaday Trujillo combined forces to stop a serious threat by the Lancers in the 31st minute, weaving the ball away from La Salle’s attackers. The Cougars had the wind behind their backs for the second half and the first of the three 10-minute overtimes. Junior midfielder Megan Bodiford and senior midfielder Sarah Hennington each sent shots that were airlifted over the crossbar. Sophomore midfielder Louise Baartz had a low, 30-foot shot sail wide right. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Co-founder of Pico Rivera dies

first_img He had a varied professional career. From 1947 to 1959 he worked as a baker and was active in the Bakers and Confectionary Workers Union. In 1959, he became a loan officer for a public finance corporation, beginning a 27-year career in the banking and finance industry In 1988, he became a probate referee for the state, and in 1996 he began a career as a real estate agent, a field he remained in until shortly before his death. His r?sum? of civic service also was long and varied. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Funeral services will be Friday and Saturday at St. Hilary’s Catholic Church for Gil De La Rosa, who served on a committee that helped the city of Pico Rivera incorporate and served on its City Council from 1982 to 1997. De La Rosa died at his home here Saturday. He was 80. Born in El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31, 1926, De La Rosa moved to East Los Angeles with his family before his first birthday. He attended Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights and was drafted by the U.S. Army shortly after his graduation in 1944. Upon his discharge in 1946, he moved to Pico Rivera and had lived in the city ever since. He furthered his education at East Los Angeles College, Chaffey College and Cal State Los Angeles.last_img read more

Glover holes valuable ace

first_imgKAPALUA, Hawaii – Lucas Glover became the first player to make a hole-in-one in the eight years the Mercedes Championships has been played at Kapalua, using a 5-iron to ace the 203-yard eighth hole. Glover bent over is disbelief, then exchanged a high-five with playing partner Mark Calcavecchia. Along with getting into contention at the season-opening event, Glover won a Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG, a value of $87,375. Glover got into the field by holing a 35-foot bunker shot on the final hole of the Funai Classic at Disney in October. In the two months since the season ended, he graduated from Clemson and got married. He opened the new season by making bogey on his first four holes, but the ace got him within one shot of the lead. Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

FOOTBALL: DEELE HARPS CLUB NEWS

first_imgDeele Harps wish to offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of former player Gabriel Crawford who died suddenly this week and was buried on Saturday.A minutes silence was held before Saturday’s game. RIP Gabriel.Deele won the game , beating Glenree Utd 5-2 with Shane Gallagher(2) , Gary Wilson-McGirr , Paul Lynch and Aidy Gallagher on the scoresheet. There was no winner of the weekly Club Lotto , the numbers drawn were 2, 12, 15, 20 , Noeleen Catterson matched 3 numbers to win €25. Next weeks jackpot now stands at €1475. Lottos are available from committee members and selected sellers. FOOTBALL: DEELE HARPS CLUB NEWS was last modified: January 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FOOTBALL: DEELE HARPS CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

KILCAR MINORS WIN DIVISION TWO REGIONAL TITLE AFTER BRILLIANT WIN OVER BUNDORAN

first_imgKilcar GAA News:Well done to our minors on winning the division 2 regional title following a hard fought win over Bundoran on Monday evening in Ardara, playing against a strong wind they trailed 1-06 to 0-02 at the interval in the second half they scored 1-07 to no reply until Bundoran got a goal with five minutes left to go two points up but two late points and an injury time winning goal from David Love clinched the title for the lads the final score was Cill Chartha 2-09 Bundoran 2-06. Our Under 16s progressed to the next round of the championship following an excellent win away to Naomh Conaill the final score was 2-09 to 1-04 while our Under 14s play Naomh Mhuire in the first round of the championship this Tuesday with the second leg on Friday, our Under 21’s face neighbours Naomh Columba in the championship on Tuesday 11th at 7pm in Towney.County Seniors Well done to Donegal on reaching the All Ireland Quarter Finals following their win over Galway, Patrick McBrearty and Ryan McHugh got two of the goals while Mark McHugh was also involved in the starting 15 with Ciaran McGinley on the subs bench next up is Mayo in Croke Park this Saturday evening at 6pmClub AppWe are up to 182 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system. LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €4,100 this week’s numbers were:  1, 9, 13 and 30 winners were: €50 Jason Shovlin (Castlecarn) €30 Harper Rose McDowell (Bavin) and €20 John Curran (Bogagh).  Lotto Plus numbers 8, 13, 26 and 27 there was no winner.BingoClub Bingo winners were €150 Bridie McSweeney, Margaret McGinley €100 Pamela Bonner, €80 Joan Ellis, €70 Ann Breslin, Ann McGill, Jon Conwall, Mary Bourne, Mark Campbell and Ann Maguire next Sundays Jackpot is €5,100.CongratulationsCongratulations and best wishes to club player Gerard McBrearty and his new wife Claire Thompson we wish them many years of happiness following their wedding at the weekend. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Patrick Gallagher, Cronroad who sadly passed away recently.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAKILCAR MINORS WIN DIVISION TWO REGIONAL TITLE AFTER BRILLIANT WIN OVER BUNDORAN was last modified: August 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Sportlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY NOW FACE MIDLETON IN FAI INTERMEDIATE CUP LAST 16

first_imgLetterkenny Rovers News:A great day at the Aura on Sunday last as the senior team defeated Dunboyne 5-4 on penalties to reach the last 16 of the FAI intermediate cup and the FAI senior Cup first round. The game finished 1-1 after extra time with Darren McElwaine scoring for Rovers. All 5 penalties were converted in the shootout and after Paul McVeigh, McElwaine, Conal McGonagle and Terence Shields scored it was Paul Boyle who hit the winning penalty after Rory Kelly had saved Dunboynes last spot kick. The club will now play Midleton on Sunday week at Leckview. This Sunday sees League action when the boys travel to play Swilly Rovers. Kick off at 2pm.Schoolboy action last weekend saw the u12s Crusaders defeat Keadue 3-1. Goalscorers were Cian McGrath x2 and Mark Bonner.The u12s Rovers drew 1-1 at Mulroy. Corey McCarron on the mark there.U14 action saw Crusaders lose out to Glenea 5-2. Goalscorers were Jason Blake and Paul McFadden while the u14s United lost to Ballyraine 4-0.This weeks action begins on Saturday when the u12 Rovers head to play Swilly at 1030am while our two u14s sides –Rovers and Crusaders do battle at the Aura at 1145am. The u16s are away to Bonagee at 2pm.Sunday sees the u12s Crusaders head to Milford Blues while the u14s United host Gweedore United at the Aura at noon. Last man standing commences this weekend and all sheets to be returned to Eric or Kieran.  €10 per entry and are available from the usual sources.Mini Lotto Numbers this week are 6-8-17-18.Three people match 3 and win 25 euro each;L Blake, Charlie Shiels and Mark Forde.Jackpot next week is 3225 euro.Club bingo continues this Thursday (14th Jan) in the Station House Hotel. €500 must go on the single sheet.LETTERKENNY NOW FACE MIDLETON IN FAI INTERMEDIATE CUP LAST 16 was last modified: January 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fai cupLetterkenny Rovers FCsoccerSportlast_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN NOTES

first_imgGolden Wedding AnniversaryMick and Katie Kennedy would like to sincerely thank all their family, relatives and friends for all their very kind gifts and good wishes on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Thanks also to Fr. Dinny who celebrated the mass and all who travelled near and far to be with us.Drumkeen Youth Club No youth club this week. The next youth club night will be next Fri 18th Jan from 7:30-9:30pmCharlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen: Lotto Results 02nd Jan 08, 21, 23, 24. No jackpot winner 1 winner €100 Karen Duddy Churchill Next weeks jackpot €550. Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.Slimming WorldSlimming World meet every Tuesday in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar at 10am, 12 noon, 5.30pm & 7.30pm. New members always welcome. Contact Catherine on 0863962666 for further information. Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608.Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should be highlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversary mentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like published please feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.com LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: January 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN NOTESlast_img read more

The Final Ask Is the Easiest Commitment to Gain. Or the Most Difficult.

first_imgThe final ask, The Commitment to Decide, is either the easiest commitment to gain, or it is the most difficult. How you sell up to that point determines which of these two things is true for you.If you have gone through the process, ensuring that you are not far out in front of your prospective client, nor allowing them to get too far out in front of you, closing is easy. If you have helped them explore change, commit to doing something different, collaborate around the solution, build consensus, agree to the right investment, review their choices, and resolve their concerns, the ask is a formality. Literally, you can just ask for the business.If on the other hand, if you got way out in front of your prospective client, disconnecting with them and not making sure they have what they need to say “yes” to your ask, then the final close is going to be difficult to gain, and you are to blame. If you let your client control the process, disconnecting from you and not doing what really needs to be done to make a good decision, the close will be difficult, mostly because your dream client now determines what comes next. What comes next is often nothing. They go dark. This is also your fault because you didn’t push back and explain why you still needed to do what was necessary.If you struggle to gain the final commitment, if you have a low closing rate, it isn’t because asking for the business is so difficult. It’s because you haven’t done what was necessary leading up to that point to make the final ask a fait accompli.All of the more difficult commitments come earlier in the process. If you want to spend time learning how to close, then spend time learning how to gain the commitments that make closing easy. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more