Morales breaks away to rule Ronda stage 3

first_imgView comments “I’ve trained hard to improve my climbing skills. When I saw the chance, I immediately broke away from the pack,” said the 31-year-old track specialist from Calumpang, Marikina.Morales, the Stage 2 winner in Vigan, left the lead pack and sped away in the last 20 kilometers, an effort that catapulted him to third overall from 16th at the start of the day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThough Navy teammate Rudy Roque still holds the red jersey of leadership, Morales, last year’s top Ronda performer, is only 1:34 away.Ronald Lomotos, another Navy rider, stayed at second, 20 ticks behind Roque while Ismael Grospe Jr. of Go For Gold was fourth, 2:28 back. Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 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 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Jan Paul Morales races towards the finish line. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSUBIC—Jan Paul Morales completed a daring solo breakaway finish to rule the third stage of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas and move closer to the overall lead.Morales, who rides for Navy-Standard Insurance, cut loose on the first climbing challenge of the day and never looked back to reach this former US naval base in three hours, 25 minutes and 46 seconds after the 137-kilometer hilly ride from Angeles City.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Jemico Brioso of Team Ilocos Sur placed second in the lap, Leonel Dimaano finished third and Cris Joven of Kinetix-Lab Philippine Army wound up fourth, each of them 2:46 slower than Morales.Today’s Subic to Subic fourth stage (111km) presents another demanding climbing challenge at the Bataan National Park in Morong that the Navymen should hurdle to control the race.“That stage is more difficult than this one. I have to be in top shape tomorrow,” said Morales.ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kobe Bryant memorabilia stolen from his high school 15 Taal towns now under total lockdownlast_img read more

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Cleaning…

first_img…up (GECOM) loose endsFrom the word go, your Eyewitness maintained that the then newly-appointed GECOM Chair, Claudette Singh blundered when she tried to do a “Solomon” on the H2H registration – sneakily ordered by her illegally-appointed predecessor to check Granger’s 200,000 “inflated” charge… Knowing fully-well the PPP had principledly not participated in the exercise – therefore making the collected data suspect – rather throwing out the latter and using the Claims and Objections (C&O) to compile the Official List of Electors (OLE), she halted the exercise in mid-stream, but kept the 370,000 names collected. And simultaneously ordered the C&O of a Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) drawn from the extant National Register of Registrants (NRR) – as the PPP had been insisting all along.Now what sense did this make – -save to tell the PNC they got their (truncated H2H) and the PPP that they got their C&O??!! This was tantamount to cutting the (electoral list) baby in two – which confirmed that the PNC really didn’t care for the baby, having mangled it from 1968 to 1990!! At the time, the PPP, trying to be polite, said that at best, the H2H with 370,000 names might’ve captured a couple of thousands of voters who’d never registered. A wasted $4 billion exercise.So, we ended up with two lists – the one coming out from the legally mandated C&O and the one from the aborted H2H foetus. The GECOM Chair now made another head-scratching executive decision. (With the Commission divided down the middle, every decision taken is hers, with her casting vote.) She ordered a billion-dollar exercise to a Jamaican firm to “cross match” the H2H data with those on the NRR – including fingerprints. But before that the H2H data had to be laboriously encoded. More money, more time!!So, months later, the H2H came back with 60,000 names unmatched. Now this showed that the exercise was worth it, no? Even though this would further inflate Granger’s 200,000! But not so fast!! GECOM itself did a manual check and found 17,000 of the 60,000 names on the NRR!! So much for the Jamaican “cross matching”!! Then they found that 23,000 were under 18…and shouldn’t be on the OLE! What to do with the remaining 20,000?The Opposition Leader magnanimously suggested that these be checked by GECOM and political scrutineers in a field exercise. Weeks later, your Eyewitness now reads in the Chronicle that they do what the Opp Leader suggested but on a 10 per cent sample!Meaning 2000 names to be checked after spending billions and billions!! Oh Judgement…!…corruptionOver in TT, their law allowing folks to be charged if their assets are out of whack with their income was put to the test for the first time earlier this week. It was passed only last April, and generated some controversy, but eventually both the Government and Opposition were in agreement!! Now if you live in Guyana, you know we ABSOLUTELY need such a law!!Just look around you – doesn’t matter where you live in Guyana, village or town – and you KNOW that something’s not right with some big house, or big car or fancy lifestyle of some folks. Over in TT, the Police, acting upon their own recognisance or upon information given, investigate then apply to a Judge for review. If she feels the evidence is sufficient – as in the TT case – she grants an ex-parte order. The accused then has 28 days to show that the assets weren’t obtained criminally.Bear in mind, that bribes are illegal and so if we had the law here, a whole lotta cops (owning buses?), customs officers, GL&SC employees and Ministers of the Government would have a whole lot to show!!Starting with the ex-JUNIOR Minister of Public Infrastructure who decided she’d prioritise her out-of-whack PRIVATE Infrastructure!!…up the morganatic marriageIn “The Crown”, a gauche American asks the Duke of Edinburgh how come if a King marries, his wife becomes a “Queen”, but the husband of the Queen doesn’t become the “King”.Maybe, Khemraj Ramjattan can better answer the question??last_img read more

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Breaking the cycle of absentee fathers: Leo Club launches “U Turn” project

first_img…aims to tackle fatherless homesBy Rennella BourneIn efforts to combat the high number of fatherless homes, the Leo Club of Georgetown in collaboration with the Men’s Affairs Bureau of the Social Protection Ministry launched the “U turn” project on Saturday (yesterday).A section of the gathering at the launch of the “U Turn” projectThe project launched at St Stanislaus College, is aimed at equipping men between the ages of 17 and 27, with skills, knowledge and resources to become better fathers to their children and better men in their communities.The newly-elected president of the Leo Club of Georgetown, Reedel James, told those gathered that he is pleased they have an interest in the topic because in society many are accustomed to living in homes dominated by women, and grandparents playing the role of absent fathers.U-Turn is a pilot project that is attempting to focus on three main areas where they believe young men that are fathers can better equip themselves for parenthood using three pillars which are to: be present, be a provider, and be a father.Phase one of the project commenced on Saturday with life skills training addressing social, psychological and attitudinal factors associated with the use of legal and illegal substances.Phase One also provides knowledge that will enhance the development of basic skills, personal competence, educational and job skills.Speaking to this publication James noted that he wanted the club to do something that was more voluntarism.“I came up with the idea of U-turn, along with the help of my colleagues, and after it was discussed we began planning.”James further added that the project is not tackling any specific community. He said the project is catering for as many men who are willing to participate in the three sessions of the project.Phases two and three will be held at the National Library which will be delving into Family Law and parenting skills in the upcoming Saturdays.last_img read more

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Barclays Kenya Open 50th celebrations tees off in style

first_img0Shares0000(L-R) Barclays Kenya Bank Managing Director Jeremy Awori, Tourism CS Najib Balala KOGL Chairman Peter Kanyago, Sports PS Karemi Kaberia and Kathleen Kihama during the launch of the 50 th Barclyas Kenya Open on January 24, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 24 – The Kenya Golf Union (KUG) has plans to establish golf courses in all the 47 counties, chairman Richard Wanjala announced on Wednesday during the launch of the 50th Barclays Kenya Open in Nairobi.In a colorful ceremony attended by Cabinet Secretary for Sports Hassan Wario and his Tourism counterpart Najib Balala, event organisers said by having golf courses in all the counties, it will lift the level of competition of the game in the country. 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) “We have plans to establish golf courses in all the 47 counties in the spirit of devolution. We already have 42 courses, 36 developed by settlers while 6 are private so we need to build our own Clubs because this will produce more golfers,” Wanjala said in a ceremony that saw organisers kick-off the tournament’s 50th anniversary celebrations with a ceremonial ‘tee off’ from the rooftop of KICC building in Nairobi.Kenya Golf Union Chaiman Richard Wanjala.teeing off at the KICC roof top. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYATournament Director Peter Obath said their main aim is to make the competition that will be held at the Muthaiga Golf Club from March 22-25 rise beyond Kenya Open and join the European Tour.“The tournament has developed big names that have gone ahead to perform well in the European Challenge Tour. The event has produced big names in Kenya like Dismas Indiza and Jacob Okollo,” Obath said.Obath confirmed that this year’s event will also see the inaugural ‘winner’s jacket’ handed over in the style of the famous Master’s Green Jacket at Augusta. This jacket will be designed by local designers.Tourism CS Najib Balala teeing off at the KICC rooftop during the launch of the 50th Barclays Kenya Open. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWith tournament organisers upping their game to double the Prize money to Sh62.5mn (Euros 500, 000), Balala announced that the Government will commit Sh100mn (USD1mn) towards the event for the next five years.Sh50mn will come from the Ministry of Sports and another Sh50mn from the Tourism ministry.“As the Ministry of Tourism, we are committed to consolidating the gains we’ve made over the years and making Kenya a must-see destination for the discerning international golfer,” Balala assured.“We commit to continue supporting sports events such as the Kenya Open Golf Championship that provide an international audience that can be used to market Kenya as a sports tourism destination,” he added.Barclays Bank of Kenya Managing Director Jeremy Awori teeing off during the launch of the 2018 Barclays Kenya Open which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYABarclays Bank has committed Sh82mn this year, comprising Sh50mn for Barclays Kenya Open sponsorship and Sh32mn that will go towards a six tournament series which will feature amateur players and junior golfers.The Series, which was launched in Eldoret last year, will feature the Nairobi Open at the Karen Golf Club February 2, followed by the Nakuru Open at the Nakuru Golf Club February 10, then the Kisumu Golf Open at the Nyanza Golf Club February 24.These will be followed by the Pwani Open at the Nyali Golf Club March 3, and then the Mt. Kenya Open at the Thika Golf Club March 10.“2018 marks the most memorable of milestones for the Barclays Kenya Open as it reaches its 50th Anniversary and in this most special of years, I know everybody involved in the organizing of this magnificent event is working towards making it the biggest and most memorable of the European Challenge Tour 2018 calendar,” Barclays Bank of Kenya Managing Director Jeremy Awori said.2018 Barclays Kenya Open launch at the helipad. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe main event of Kenya Open 2018 edition will tee-off March 22 and run until March 25 at Muthaiga Golf Club. It will be preceded by the Kenya Open Golf Limited and Barclays Bank of Kenya Pro-Am events on March 20 and 21.This year, 156 golfers, including about 22 Kenyan professionals, six Kenyan amateurs and over 100 European Challenge Tour players, are expected at the Barclays Kenya Open Championship.last_img read more

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`Halo 3′ sales give Microsoft a boost

first_imgSEATTLE – Microsoft Corp. said its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 23percent as brisk sales of the new “Halo 3” video game, Windows and Office helped the software maker breeze past Wall Street’s expectations. Investors cheered, sending shares up from $31.99 to $35.16, about 10percent, in after-hours electronic trading. For the quarter ended Sept.30, the software maker’s profit climbed to $4.29billion, or 45cents per share, from $3.48billion, or 35cents per share, during the same period last year. The results handily beat Wall Street’s predictions. Analysts, on average, had forecast a profit of 39cents per share, according to a Thomson Financial poll. Revenue grew 27 percent to $13.76billion from $10.81billion in the year-ago quarter, beating analysts’ forecast by more than $1billion. Sales of the “Halo 3” video game and the Xbox 360 consoles it is played on pushed the company’s entertainment and devices division to a profit of $165million in the quarter – the Xbox division’s second time in the black. Revenue rose to $1.93billion, nearly twice last year’s quarterly sales. The division responsible for online advertising posted a loss of $264million, hurt by the company’s acquisition of aQuantive in the quarter, as well as heavy investments in Web search, premium content and data centers.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Microsoft has sold 85million copies of the Windows Vista operating system since the newest operating system went on sale in January – and 25million since the end of July – said Colleen Healy, general manager of investor relations for Microsoft. The business unit responsible for Vista contributed $4.14billion in revenue in the quarter, 25percent more than a year ago. Healy said Microsoft booked 27percent more annual license agreements for Windows than in the year-ago quarter, a sign businesses are committed to following Microsoft into the Vista era. Sales from the unit that makes the Office 2007 software suite rose 20percent to $4.11billion. Strong personal computer sales worldwide in the quarter boosted both operating system and productivity software sales, but Healy said those divisions also benefited from customers choosing higher- priced premium versions of Vista. last_img read more

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DETAILS OF THIS WEEKEND’S ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’ EXTRAVAGANZA REVEALED

first_imgDetails of this weekend’s much-anticipated Relay For Life event at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology have been released.The 24 hours event, which aims to raise funding to fight cancer and raise awareness of the disease, is even bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event. As well as the featured 24 hour relay, there will be lots of entertainment, a mass and even a morning exercise class!Daniel O’Donnell -with Helena McDaid and Her Mother Margaret Callaghan after launching his single ” I’ll See This Journey Through” which was launched for the Relay for Life last year. Photo:- Clive WassonSo all we need now is for everyone to get along to the LYIT at some stage and show their support for a wonderful cause.SAT 25TH MAY AT LYIT3.30pm – 5.30pm SURVIVOR AND CARER REGISTRATION 5.30pm WELCOMING AND OPENING CEREMONY6pm SURVIVORS LAP FOLLOWED BY CARERS LAP & TEAM PARADE7 – 10.30 pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT including Jimmy Buckley, Lisa McHugh,Robert Mizzell, Johnny Brady,Grainne Gavigan,Sailor Bill,ArcanadhKim Dickinson, Lee Mulhern, Donegal Tenors, Maire Brennan,Mairead Ni Maonaigh 10.30pm – 11pm LUMINARIA CEREMONY11 – 12 pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT by SontasSUN 26TH MAY AT LYITMidnight – 7.30am NIGHT TIME FUN including Celtic Tiger, Anne Biddie, Paul McCahill, Richie Remo, DJ Scoop6.45am-7.20am DAWN CHORUS MASS with Scoil Mhuire Gan Small Choir7.30am – 9am MORNING EXERCISE AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT with Mr Motivator, Alec Black and Stack of Barley9am –10am GOSPEL HOUR BROADCAST LIVE ON HIGHLAND including Survivor Choir, Colmcille Choir, Relay Choir, Charlie McGettigan10am -11am ECUMENICAL SERVICE BROADCAST LIVE HIGHLAND11am –5.15pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ON THE STAGE including Jackie Sharkey,Ian Smith, Paul Kelly, Simon Peters, David Craig, Brian Kerrigan,Seamus McGee, Sneak Preview, Trevor Loughrey, Ryan Turner Band,Shane McLoughlin1 pm – 4pm HEALTH FAIR OPENS5.20pm – 6 pm FINALE AND CLOSING CEREMONYHighland Radio is broadcasting live from the event throughout 24 hours and the event is also being live streamed around the world, link available on www.relayforlifedonegal.com Correct at time of going to press.DETAILS OF THIS WEEKEND’S ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’ EXTRAVAGANZA REVEALED was last modified: May 20th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:cancereventsLYITRelay for Lifelast_img read more

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Blackburn keen on January deal for Ligue 1 defender

first_img1 Blackburn Rovers are working on a move for Rennes defender Dimitri Cavare.The 21-year-old is struggling to break into the French club’s first-team and he is ready to leave.Several sides have now contacted Rennes about signing the right-back during the January transfer window, including Ligue 2 title challengers Reims.But, according to  L’Equipe, Cavare is also attracting interest from Blackburn.The Championship club have been alerted to the France Under-20 international’s availability and they are ready to move swiftly.Blackburn have reportedly opened talks with Rennes and negotiations are set to take place over the coming days. Rennes defender Dimitri Cavare last_img

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Dele Alli needs to be taken out of the ‘firing line’ at Spurs to rediscover form

first_imgTony Cascarino believes Dele Alli needs to be taken out of the ‘firing line’ at Tottenham to rediscover his best form.The Spurs midfielder has struggled to replicate the performances which have made him a key player for both club and country this season after a slow start to the campaign.Alli and his teammates suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat at the hands of champions elect Manchester City on Saturday to slip 21 points behind the league leaders.The 21-year-old also showed a nastier side to his game with a challenge on Kevin De Bruyne that left pundits calling for retrospective action.And Cascarino has called on Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino to leave Alli on the substitute’s bench in the coming weeks.“I think he’s played too much football,” Cascarino told the Weekend Sports Breakfast show.“When managers are rotating and leaving people out – I felt he should have been taken out of the firing line.“He’s a young man. I’ve been there myself where you just struggle and you’re not quite on it.“I haven’t seen Dele Alli really make an impact in the last month since the Real Madrid victory, and especially yesterday, where he was certainly second best.”last_img read more

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Newport 2-1 Leeds: League Two side reach fourth round with thrilling win

first_img Shawn McCoulsky celebrates his winner 1 Newport staged a dramatic late comeback to dump Leeds out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory at Rodney Parade.County trailed for the majority of a full-blooded third-round affair after Gaetano Berardi’s ninth-minute strike from distance found its way through.But they levelled 14 minutes from time when Conor Shaughnessy sliced into his own net before Shawn McCoulsky’s soaring header sent them into the fourth round for the first time since the 1978-79 season.Leeds were then reduced to 10 men when substitute Samuel Saiz was immediately sent off in an off-the-ball incident.The Sky Bet Championship visitors were much-changed – making nine alterations from the side held by Nottingham Forest on New Year’s Day – and manager Thomas Christiansen’s decision backfired in a frenzied finale.Berardi was one of the two Leeds players to keep his place and he was influential as the visitors got off to the perfect start.The Swiss defender took aim from 30 yards and his swerving drive possibly brushed the heel of Pierre-Michel Lasogga on the way through.Berardi will clearly want to claim the goal, though, as he had not scored in his previous 101 Leeds appearances since joining from Sampdoria in the summer of 2014.Leeds were straight out of the blocks and almost scored within 10 seconds when Jay-Roy Grot latched onto Hadi Sacko’s knockdown.Joe Day distinguished himself on that occasion, but the Newport goalkeeper had no answer to Berardi’s long-range strike – deflection or not.Newport, however, refused to be knocked out of their stride by that early setback, proof of how far League Two County have come under manager Mike Flynn.Padraig Amond spun in the six-yard box and was only denied an equaliser by Mateusz Klich standing on the goal-line.In a frantic contest, Leeds showed flashes of their greater pedigree, but the clearest chances belonged to Newport.Skipper Joss Labadie planted a header straight at Andy Lonergan in the Leeds goal, and Amond’s spectacular volleyed attempt flew just over.The balance of play certainly did not reflect the 53 places between the two clubs on the league ladder and Amond improvised again to send an overhead kick wide at the start of the second half.Leeds bolstered their back line by sending on Liam Cooper but there was concern when Frank Nouble arrived at the back post and fell under Lonergan’s clumsy challenge.Referee Mike Dean was not interested in penalty claims and Leeds went close to doubling their lead as Day pushed aside Lasogga’s drive.That set up a furious finale in which Newport were finally rewarded for their endeavour when the dangerous Nouble burst down the right for the umpteenth time and Shaughnessy diverted the ball into his own net.Rodney Parade went wild and the ground was rocking again when substitute McCoulsky climbed above the Leeds defence from a corner in the final minute.Saiz was then immediately banished and players from both sides had to be separated in the middle of the pitch.It was a high-octane ending, but the win was no more than Newport deserved.last_img read more

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Swansea vs Arsenal confirmed line ups: Mkhitaryan on the bench

first_img How will Mkhitaryan fare on his debut at the Liberty City stadium? Arsenal XI: Cech, Koscielny, Elneny, Mustafi, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Monreal, Iwobi, Ozil, Lacazette.SUBS:  Opsina, Chambers, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Mkhitaryan, Nketiah, Giroud Henrikh Mkhitaryan is looking to play ‘offensive football’ ahead of his Arsenal debut at the Liberty City stadium.The Armenian recorded two assists while playing for Manchester United in Swansea at the beginning of the season, and now lines up with his new side for the first time.Mkhitaryan completed a swap deal from Manchester United last week with Alexis Sanchez going to Old Trafford.Swansea beat Liverpool last Monday night at home and are by no means clear underdogs ahead of tonight’s clash, especially considering the Gunners have won just three games on the road this season.So how do they two sides line up ahead of the clash? Check out the confirmed teams below.Swansea XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Dyer, Fer, Ki, Clucas, Ayew.SUBS: Nordfeldt, Bartley, Carroll, Routledge, Narsingh, Bony, Abrahamcenter_img 1last_img read more

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