Philippine Arena chosen for 2019 SEA Games opening

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls There’s no stopping the Philippines from producing the brightest opening ceremony the Southeast Asian Games have ever seen.With the country housing the biggest indoor arena in the world, the organizing committee for the 2019 SEA Games had no doubts in choosing the Philippine Arena for the opening ceremonies of the biennial sporting spectacle.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGoing with a bold ensemble, the Philippines will use three cities as hosts for the 2019 Games: Clark Green City, Subic, and Manila.Clark will be the main sporting hub in 2019 with athletics and swimming set to be played there. Subic, meanwhile, will play host to sports like triathlon, duathlon, sailing, and windsurfing.Basketball, volleyball, boxing, and gymnastics will be played in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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) Austria thinks Balkman what Beermen need right now Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ramon “Tats” Suzara, planning and coordination executive director of the SEA Games federation, said Thursday that the Philippine Arena will be used to formally open the games, which will be held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 30 in 2019.“The plan is the ceremonies will be held at Philippine Arena where we are going to host 55,000 people and we’re going to the digital level,” said Suzara. “You could just imagine the digital lighting of the flame.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We are doing this in the Asian Games level, we’re not doing a SEA Games level of organizing the events we are doing it in the Asian Games level.”Suzara, though, said that there is still a Plan B for the opening and that would feature the traditional parade and torch lighting that have been typical presentations in the previous Games. View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Magistrate orders counselling for woman who stole money from husband

first_img“I was hungry so I pick up the money to buy things to eat. I took the money and buy two-piece chicken for both of us because is six years we living together,” were the words of 40-year-old Leah Cadogan of John Street, Lodge, Georgetown, who was slapped with two simple larceny charges.The first charge stated that on July 8, 2019, at 36 John Street, Lodge, Georgetown, she stole $10,000 cash from Angelo Lupe, her spouse.It was further alleged that on July 16, at 36 John Street, Lodge, Georgetown, she stole one phone valued $25,000, property of Angelo Lupe.The woman pleaded guilty with an explanation to the first charge and denied the latter charge. The unrepresented woman in her explanation stated that she was hungry and as such, she collected the money to purchase food.The woman said in relation to the phone, “He get three phones and the day he forgets his phone home and while I was taking it to him, somebody robbed me. The person took away his phone and my iPhone also”.After listening to the woman, the presiding Magistrateenquired if the VC would like to proceed with the matters but he responded in the negative and told the court that he would like for his spouse to stop “smoking” and get the necessary help.The woman, upon hearing that, stated “smoking does make me feel happy because this man and his family does stress me out. When I ready to stop smoke, I will. I don’t want no one making that decision for me.”When asked by the Magistrate if she works, the teary woman stated “I am a cosmetologist but nobody ain’t want hire me. I does go and wash for some people every two weeks and they does pay me.”Magistrate Daly dismissed the matters against the woman and ordered that she undergo counselling.last_img read more

Province to open more emergency shelter spaces across BC

first_imgTo find a shelter, you can visit the Province’s website. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Government of British Columbia has announced that it is opening more emergency shelter spaces across the Province.According to the Government, people in need of a warm, safe place to go during the colder months will have access to additional emergency shelter spaces through the Province’s temporary and extreme weather response shelter programs.This season, the Province says it will be opening over 1,300 temporary shelter spaces and over 820 extreme weather response shelter spaces.- Advertisement -These emergency shelters supplement the more than 2,000 permanent, year-round emergency shelter spaces.The Government says it will continue to work with municipalities and communities to increase temporary and extreme weather spaces this winter.Extreme weather response shelters will be available from November 1, 2019, until March 31, 2020.Advertisementlast_img read more

Wilshere stars in Arsenal Europa rout

first_imgHis emphatic driven finish shortly before half-time came after Mathieu Debuchy and Theo Walcott had given Arsenal a commanding lead, and the Gunners, who had already clinched their place in the last-32 as Group H winners, continued in the same vein after the break.BATE defender Denis Polyakov turned a Walcott cross into his own net for the fourth, with Olivier Giroud scoring from the penalty spot before Mohamed Elneny rounded off the scoring with a fine curler.Arsenal, who fielded a totally changed team from Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United, were totally dominant from the start, with Debuchy opening the scoring with a sweetly-struck drive which was still rising as it flew into the net in the 11th minute.Walcott was denied from close-range by BATE goalkeeper Denis Scherbitsky as Arsenal continued to pour forward, but he didn’t have to wait long for his goal, slotting home a calm finish after Danny Welbeck overran the ball in the BATE box.Walcott had another effort cleared off the line from Wilshere’s cut-back shortly afterwards, and the pair combined again for Arsenal’s third goal two minutes before the break. This time, their roles were reversed, with Wilshere drilling an emphatic shot past Scherbitsky from Walcott’s pass.It was no less than Wilshere’s performance deserved, and he was back at the heart of things in the second half, sliding a fine through ball to Walcott, whose low cross was powered past his own goalkeeper by BATE’s Polyakov.There were plenty of impressive performances from Arsenal but none more so than Wilshere’s. The 25-year-old has shown signs of slowly recapturing his best form this season but this was surely his best offering yet.The goal, his first since he scored in a 4-1 thrashing of West Brom in May 2015, was the standout moment but he was excellent throughout. His driving runs drew warm applause from the Emirates crowd and so too did his passing.Wenger might have little choice but to start him in the Premier League soon, where he might hope to catch the eye of England boss Southgate.The Gunners return to Premier League action against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday. They then travel to West Ham for a London derby on Wednesday.Some of Arsenal’s fringe players will hope they have put themselves in contention to start.–By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Hack Wilshere celebrates his goal against BATE Borisov. PHOTO/DailyMailLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 8-  Jack Wilshere scored his first club goal in two-and-a-half years as Arsenal rounded off the Europa League group stage with an emphatic 6-0 thrashing of BATE Borisov.Wilshere, who is pushing for more regular playing time in the Premier League and hoping to catch Gareth Southgate’s eye ahead of next summer’s World Cup, delighted the Emirates Stadium crowd with a man-of-the-match performance in the No 10 role.last_img read more


first_imgWHEN it’s nice in Donegal, it’s glorious.Photographer Gerry Murphy captured just how glorious with these stunning pictures taken at Dooey Beach last night.Send your pictures to Gerry Murphy Photography IrelandWOW! AMAZING WEST DONEGAL SUNSET PIX was last modified: April 21st, 2016 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:donegaldonegal daily picturessunsetlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal are to appeal the sending off of captain Michael Murphy in yesterday’s Ulster Championship game against Cavan.The big Glenswilly man was only settling into the game when he was harshly shown a red card after he shouldered his marker in the 13th minute of the game.Murphy caught his opponent in the chest but television analysis of the encounter showed the Murphy did not raise his hands. Manager Jim McGuinness said later that they will be awaiting the referee’s report but will appeal the sending-off.“We will await the referee’s report to see what he has to say but I think it was harsh. WE will be appealing it,” he said.If the sending-off is upheld, Murphy will be banned for a month and will miss the vital semi-final encounter against Tyrone in two weeks time.However former Donegal legend and BBC pundit Martin McHugh said he thinks Murphy could be given the benefit of the doubt. “I think it will be appealed and I think Donegal have a good chance of getting the red card overturned,” he said.EndsDONEGAL TO APPEAL CAPTAIN MICHAEL MURPHY’S SENDING OFF was last modified: June 12th, 2011 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:donegalGAAMichael Murphysending offlast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Gaels Club NotesThe club held our annual Night at the Races last Friday in the Arena 7. Thanks to all who bought horses, sponsored races, and everyone for coming out and supporting this fundraiser.The underage Hurling & Camogie presentation night will be held this Saturday evening in the Clubhouse at the Glebe from 7.00pm. Refreshments will be served. All welcome. Thanks to the club members that helped out with the recent Church Gate Collection in aid of the ISPCC.Please be advised that Pairc na nGael is now closed for the winter to allow for remedial repair work.The Club AGM is fixed for the 7th of December at Errigal Collage. All club members are asked to attend.Underage football coaching will commence this Friday 14th November for U-6 (6-6.45pm) & U-8 (6.45-7.30pm) in the hall at Woodlands School. New members welcome. Well done to the Woodlands National School Camogie team who won the County Schools Final in Burt last week. The club was well represented on this team.Indoor Camogie continues every Monday evening at the Aura Leisure Centre from 7-8 pm for 5th & 6th class girls and Wednesday evenings at the LYIT sports hall from 6-7pm for 4th class & younger. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome.Our Club Dinner Dance will be held on the 28th December at The Radisson Hotel. In light of the clubs success this year this should be a memorable and enjoyable night.Hurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 resumes this Thursday 6th November at the Aura from 6.30pm-7.30pm. This is open to boys and girls from 4 to 13 years. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information.U-14 & U-16 girls football has now finished for a few weeks. Check Facebook for upcoming winter sessions. For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS HOST SUCCESSFUL NIGHT AT THE RACES AT ARENA 7 was last modified: November 11th, 2014 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgNaomh Muire GAA News:Congratulations to all the award recipients at our annual dinner dance which was held in Caisleán Óir on Saturday night.They were as follows: Player of the year: Pádraig McCaffertyYoung player: Patrick GillespieLadies player of the year: Aoife McGarveyMost improved lady: Breda McBride Club Person of the year: Pádraig FerryThe Order of the Boot award: Paul Yank Boyle20 years not out award: Owenie McGarveyA great night at the Naomh Muire GAA Dinner Dance last night in Caislean Our. Pride of place and the nights focus deservedly went to the Ladies who celebrated a clean sweep of trophies in 2014.On Wed. night 28th January in the new fitness room in the Clubhouse Peil na mBan begin a new programme of Core Strength and Activate Warm Up to suit all types of players which injury prevention techniques. WED.28th Starts with U12 Girls ages 9/10/11yrs from 6.15pm until 6.55pm. From 7pm until 7.45 we are going with U14 Girls.We ask Parents to only send girls aged 9/10 and 11 years to the U12 Session, these are the girls we are targeting for the U12 League team this year.Mouth guards/gymshoes/Training gear and a water bottle is the requirement for squad training.Girls under 9yrs will be catered for on the next stage of our Development plan and it will be run out in the next few weeks!! We will have females supervision at all training evenings and anybody who would like to help out please leave your name and numbers and we will make contact and get you on board to help out, many hands make light work!The club would like to express their sincere thanks to all those who spent time and put in the hard work over the last few months to get the fabulous upstairs fitness room ready in such a short space of time. Most of the manual labour work was carried out on a totally voluntary basis with many putting in long hours. This room will benefit club members of all ages now and into the future. Go raibh míle maith agaibh uilig.GAA NEWS: PÁDRAIG MCCAFFERTY CROWNED NAOMH MUIRE SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR was last modified: January 27th, 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:GAANAOMH MUIRENoticesSportlast_img read more

Quarter mark in the 2016 season arrives with not much settled

first_imgEUREKA >> The battle for the track championships in Redwood Acres Raceway’s six divisions is still up in the air. With the season nearly a quarter of the way done there are a lot of things that can change between this weekend’s upcoming race on June 11th and the final point races in September.Redwood Acres’ newest division, the Legends, are picking up cars as the season progresses. Current point leader, Brent Mack, has managed to be the only driver to be able to start each of the four feature …last_img read more

In Defense of Men and Women, Body and Soul

first_imgThe BBC News published a male-bashing article by Baroness Susan Greenfield, Director of The Royal Institution, on March 29.  It must have created a stir, because the next day, Prof. Steve Jones of University College, London, tried to restore the male ego.  This was apparently a two-part documentary exploring what would happen “If women ruled the world.”    Greenfield had alleged that women will outperform men in 20 years, no longer have need of male muscle power, and have lots of alternative methods for bearing and raising children.  Her dismissal of men was just slightly less than total: “More probably, it is not so much that men could be extinct, as opposed to our family lives changing dramatically,” she said.  They might be useful to keep around as historical curiosities.    Jones responded with an article illustrated with a superman cartoon.  The caption read, “Superhero or zero?  Professor Jones says men are indispensable.”  His point, however, reeks of Darwinian kryptonite and seems unlikely to make his buddies feel able to leap tall buildings in a single bound:   In fact the question of males raises not one, but many biological issues: the origin of sex, of distinct sexes, of why there are only two sexes rather than dozens.   And how is that pastime maintained, given that it is so expensive?  A woman, it seems, could much increase the rate at which she copies her own genes if she avoided having them diluted by those of a man.    Yes, men are a complicated lot, and there’s a lot we do not know.  As we look through the living world, one thing is clear: it is very hard to get rid of them.The best justification Jones seems to come up with for being male is that men enable the human race to shuffle the genetic cards.  Organisms without both sexes seem to come to an evolutionary dead end, he claims.  So since women can’t get rid of the louts, they might as well tolerate them.If you can keep your head while all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you …Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son.— Rudyard KiplingThese BBC articles would make Dr. Dobson hopping mad.  And they should make any red-blooded man or woman upset.  This is really ugly.  It illustrates the utter devastation Darwinian thinking has foisted on our culture.  Greenfield’s comments disparage the Royal Institution, which was brought to its pinnacle of prestige by an unselfish, honorable, God-fearing, hard-working man: Michael Faraday.    Male chauvinism is wrong, but so is female chauvinism – what’s bad for the gander is bad for the goose.  Neither of these articles has restored any dignity to men or women.  Darwinism has reduced males and females to gene-propagating commodities.  Carl Sagan expressed the Darwinian view of humanity in black ink:In a very real sense human beings are machines constructed by the nucleic acids to arrange for the efficient replication of more nucleic acids.  In a sense our strongest urges, noblest enterprises, most compelling necessities, and apparent free wills are all an expression of the information coded in the genetic material:  We are, in a way, temporary ambulatory repositories for our nucleic acids.  This does not deny our humanity.  It does not prevent us from pursuing the good, the true, and the beautiful.  But it would be a great mistake to ignore where we have come from in our attempt to determine where we are going.The Cosmic Connection (Dell 1960), p. 6.Talk about schizophrenia; he just denied our humanity and then said it does not deny our humanity.  He used his free will to deny that we have free will.  He left “the good, the true, and the beautiful” as undefined terms, and reduced our noblest enterprises to the action of selfish genes.  This is the legacy of Darwinism, of which Sagan was one of the staunchest evangelists.  It leaves humanity as nothing more than gene-replicating machines accidentally emerging from nothingness and headed nowhere.  How can machines “attempt to determine where we are going”?  Want to know where we are going if Darwinism is true?  To the grave, where consciousness and intelligence and noble enterprises are extinguished, returning to the nothingness from which they emerged.    Had enough?  Good.  Forget Sagan’s cynical and depressing view, because he contradicted himself.  The only way he could make his point was to cheat: he borrowed words from a Christian vocabulary (good, true, beautiful, noble, information, free will, etc.).  Thus, he shot his straw man in the foot.  If he really believed what he was saying, he would cry “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity” in despair.  He would realize that his own noble enterprises, whether writing books, exploring Mars or appearing on the Johnny Carson show, were all emptiness and striving after wind.  He would just have sex (to help out the selfish genes) and then die.  And forget the BBC’s rant against maleness, which would have even robbed him of the joy of sex.  Forget, too, Jones’ wimpy comeback.  All these ideas are worthless, built on a foundation of Darwinian shifting sand.  Darwinians cannot answer any of the questions they raised: the origin of sex, of distinct sexes, of why there are only two sexes rather than dozens, and why sex persists when it is so expensive (see 04/14/2003 headline, for example).  Sex and gender roles are incomprehensible to a Darwinian, because they have no solid foundation for ultimate meaning.    Here’s the first step for restoring your worth as a real man, or a real woman: keep your head, like Kipling warned.  Don’t fall for Darwinian propaganda.  It’s contradictory, unsupported by evidence, and leads to despair.  You have a soul, brother; you have a soul, sister; and being a man or woman is all about soul.  Souls did not evolve.    To the degree Darwinism degrades humanity, the Bible restores it, and then some!  God Himself took our physical bodies He had formed by His intelligent design, and breathed into them the breath of life, and we became living souls.  Human beings, both male and female, were inscribed with the image of God, unlike anything else He had made.  Your purpose is not just to pass on your genes and die.  You have worth as an individual.  You are responsible as an individual for what you do with your life.  You, as an individual, will face the judgment of your Maker.    Physically, God made men and women to need and desire one another.  All higher animals propagate by sexual reproduction, but with humankind, God instituted the family as a means of passing on His commandments to future generations, and gave sexual reproduction a spiritual and emotional meaning beyond mere procreation, as a picture of love – something animals, without God’s image, cannot experience.  He assigned roles to men and women appropriate to our natures.  But spiritually, He made us much more than mere sexual dimorphisms of an animal species.  Because of His image we bear, we have minds, and language, and the possibility of meaningful relationships.  We can think, reason, speak, write, communicate, and love.  His two great commandments are for men and women: to love God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.    As His creations made in His image, we are going to live forever.  Eternity will be either with or without our Creator, depending on our response to His call.  By default it will be without Him, because we have all sinned.  But because the Lord loved us, He offered His Son as a sacrifice to redeem us from our sins.  This is the good news of the Word of God to us:  He offers us reconciliation, without penalty, as a gift.  You can receive this gift by turning from your sin and placing your trust, your empty hands of faith, into his strong hand of salvation.  That can be the start of a new life, a new relationship with your Maker.    Just how great His love to us was only hinted at in the recent blockbuster movie The Passion of the Christ.  The movie quoted Jesus’ proverb and promise from John 15, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.”  The remembrance of that passion of Christ, and the subsequent glorious resurrection, is approaching.  The contrast between the two world views – the dismal, meaningless, gene-propagating Darwinian world expressed by Sagan and the BBC articles, and the rich relationship between men, women and a heavenly Father taught in the Word of God – could hardly be more stark.  One leads to death, one to life.  So choose life: won’t you repent of your sin, and receive Him today?  Then you can find fulfillment and abundant life as a man or woman of God.Homework: Watch The Passion of the Christ, then come home and read how it was prophesied 700 years before it happened by Isaiah (read Isaiah 52-54, esp. ch. 53).  Then read Jesus’ explanation of why He came and the importance of being born again by believing (trusting) in Him, in John ch. 3.  To take your belief to the point of commitment, read the Apostle Paul’s instructions in Romans 10.  Then for a real encouragement, and in preparation for Easter, read what is in store for those who trust in Christ by reading I Corinthians 15, the great “resurrection” chapter of the Bible.  When you get to the last verse, you will see why pursuing the good, the true, and the beautiful, is indeed a noble enterprise for the redeemed: whether man or woman, boy or girl.If you have any questions understanding these things, write here.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more