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Azkals begin quest for World Cup berth in Bangkok

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES Japan ace tows Southwoods to first-round interclub lead Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Raring to continue its improvement, the Philippines will expand its talent pool as it prepares for the next cycle of World Cup qualifying beginning in September.After losing all three matches against higher-ranked opponents in their first AFC Asian Cup appearance in January in the United Arab Emirates, the Azkals are now setting their sights on making a strong push for qualification to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Azkals manager Dan Palami said the road to Qatar begins with a weeklong training camp in Bangkok starting March 18.Palami said there will be 42 players in the pool with the majority of them newcomers to the Azkals pool.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“The camp gives us an opportunity to really take a closer look at new players who can represent not just the senior team, but also the Under-22 team for the Southeast Asian Games,” said Palami. View commentslast_img read more

High on Ice Festival seeks competitors

first_imgTo download the registration forms, click on the attachment below. Fort St. John is getting ready for another weekend dedicated to ice and snow.The 6th annual High on Ice festival is just under a month away and the city is encouraging anyone interested to sign-up for the snow-sculpting and ice-carving competitions.The ice carving competition is open to adults only, as participants will be working with sharp tools and chainsaws. Registration costs $50 per team and will be held on Saturday, January 16th.- Advertisement -The beginner category will not be judged, but each carver will be entered to win a gift certificate. The intermediate category has three cash prizes, ranging from $400 for first place to $100 for third place.Meanwhile, the snow sculpting competition is open to teams consisting of two to four people. Children under 14 are welcome to participate, as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Registration for the snow sculpting costs ten dollars per person, and the event will be held on Sunday, January 17th. The first place prize for the snow sculpting is $200.To get regular updates on the festival, join the High on Ice Facebook page called, ‘High on Ice 2010 – Ice Carving Competition.’Advertisementlast_img read more

Vyborny lifts ‘Jackets over Kings in OT

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio – David Vyborny scored twice – including a goal with 21.4 seconds left in overtime – to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to 3-2 victory over the Kings on Wednesday night. Vyborny’s 15th goal tied it, 2-2, at 5:02 of the third period. The victory was the Blue Jackets’ third in a row. The Kings dropped their third consecutive game. Geoff Platt scored his first NHL goal and had an assist, giving him four points in two games. Vyborny assisted on Platt’s goal. Kevin Dallman scored his first goal in almost a year for the Kings and Jamie Heward had a power-play goal. Rick Nash came down the right wing and traded passes with Vyborny in the middle. Nash sent a centering pass to Platt, who was upended and flew through the air as he tipped the pass into the net. The Kings came back with two goals in the second period. In overtime, the Blue Jackets had a power play when Ron Hainsey skated to the top of the left circle and passed across the ice to Vyborny on the right wing. Vyborny’s quick snapper beat goalie Mathieu Garon inside the near post. center_img Dallman scored his first goal in 51 games when his wrist shot from the left wing slipped by Norrena. Just 10 seconds after Platt went to the penalty box for hooking, the Kings took the lead on Heward’s goal. 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

Farming equipment ignites brushfire near Charlie Lake

first_imgCHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – Members of the Charlie Lake Fire Department were busy for several hours last night putting out a brushfire that burned roughly 100 hectares of a farmer’s field.At around 8:40 p.m. yesterday, the Charlie Lake Fire Department received the call of the fire that was just south of Range Ave. on the 271 Road. Fire Chief Dan Ross says that crews arrived shortly thereafter, and were able to fully extinguish the one square kilometre fire by 11:30 p.m.Ross says that that the landowner was operating combines and other harvesting equipment when the fire occurred, and that a piece of machinery was what caused the fire. He added that high winds yesterday evening helped the fire to spread rapidly, and praised his crews, saying that they did an excellent job to make sure the fire did not spread to the tree line next to the field.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Chapa Dimba All-Stars wrap up Spain tour with big win

first_imgThe boys match set the pace with an early kick off where they posted the goalless result two days after edging out Barcelona side Sant Gabriel 2-1 in their second friendly match. The result meant that they have only lost once in the three build up matches they played when they went down 3-5 to second division side Reus.“It was a good match and we are happy for the draw, our aim was to put in practice what the coaches have been teaching us and we did that exactly, we now go home with a lot of experience and hopefully we will be here this time playing for professional clubs,” All-Stars captain Mohammed Abdirahim stated.However, it was the girls who shone this time round following their 2-0 defeat to Barcelona side Sant Gabriel girls as they bounced back to thrash Tecnofutbol with Ndhiwa Queens starlet Cynthia Ogada netting twice to inspire the girls side only lose one match in the three build up they played.“I am very happy to end the friendly with a win, this means that we have succeeded in what he coaches have been teaching us, we dedicate this win to them,” Ogada, who was the top scorer in Nyanza region with six goals said after the match.The team, that was scouted by La Liga coaches from the eight regions in Nyanza, Western, Rift valley, Eastern, North Eastern, Central, Coast and Nairobi have had a 10-day training camp in Salou, Barcelona, Spain where they have been taught football skills, tactical approach to the game among many more.The team is slatted to depart for Kenya on Thursday night where they will join their respective teams ahead of he national finals set for June in Meru.-Alex Isaboke is reporting from Salou, Spain-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chapa Dimba All-Stars wrap up Spain stay with big winSALOU, Spain, May 15 – The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars team wrapped up their Spain tour with a bang after displaying impressive performance to see the girls rip apart home team Tecnofutbol Ladies 6-0 as their boys counterpart held hosts Nastic Tarragona 0-0 in their final friendlies played in Cambrils, Spain on Wednesday.The team entered the match, after having a tour at the Espanyol Stadium in the morning as part of their training programme.last_img read more

‘We were the better team’, claims Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini after defeat to Arsenal

first_imgManuel Pellegrini insists his Manchester City side were the better team despite losing 2-1 away to Arsenal on Monday night.City were blown away by two first half goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud before Yaya Toure’s late goal sparked a late onslaught.And even though Arsenal missed a number of chances to extend their lead, Pellegrini – who is under pressure with reports that Pep Guardiola is set to replace him in the summer – pointed to the statistics to back up his assertions.“I am not unhappy with the performance,” said Pellegrini.“I think we played better than Arsenal. The different in statistics in the game show we had more possession, more attempts and more shots on target.“Football is decided in two or three points that we made, especially a mistake for the second goal.”last_img read more

MAGH ENE, BUNDORAN UNDER 14s LEAVE DEELE SHELL-SHOCKED

first_imgMagh Ene College from Bundoran got the better of Deele College todayMagh Ene College Bundoran travelled to Raphoe earlier today (FRI) to play the Deele College.On a cold morning with a strong cross field wind with the ball thrown in, Raphoe immediately went on the attack and with just two minutes played scored their first goal. This was soon followed up with a second, a third and on ten minutes, Raphoe had a fourth goal.Bundoran were playing poorly at this stage but had a few attacks of their own but thanks to Raphoe’s goalkeepers excellent goal keeping and also the excellent attacking efforts by their midfielder Zoe McGlynn, Bundoran just couldn’t seem to get a score on the board. It was not until the 15min when Bundoran’s midfielder Megan McGee had a strong run from midfield that opened up the Raphoe’s defence and scored Magh Ene’s first point. This was the start of Bundoran’s comeback. Soon after McGee’s point, Cliffoney’s Eimer Colrevy scored Magh ene’s first goal.Bundoran now were camped in Raphoe’s half of the field and bombarding their defence. Five minutes from half time and with all the pressure paying off Cliffoney’s Laura Oates refused to allow the Raphoe goalkeeper kick a ball out and caused the keeper to drop the ball. Laura kicked the loose ball into the top right hand corner of the net. Then on the brink of half time Oates got a another goal and with Kerri McGloin scoring from a free kick, this left Raphoe’s lead reduced to a single point.The second half was a complete reversal from the first half. Bundoran now took control and never looked like they were not going to win this game.The halftime talk seemed to have fixed all the short comings that were evident in the first half. The ball rarely was seen in the Raphoe forward line with Bundoran backs pushing up supporting their forwards. The Raphoe kickouts continually ended up in the hands of the Bundoran midfield or forwards. Toni Anne McGowan and Aisling McSharry scored two more goals and four more points from other players now left Bundoran ahead. Raphoe did get a late goal but never looked like having a rival.“Woman of the game” went to Lisa McLaughlin Drumcliff who marshalled the half back line and contributed to the build up of many of the Bundoran scores.The final score was 5-00 to 5-07 in Bundoran‘s favour. This was Bundoran’s first outing this year and they now look forward to playing Moville and Buncrana schools over the next two weeks. MAGH ENE, BUNDORAN UNDER 14s LEAVE DEELE SHELL-SHOCKED was last modified: March 8th, 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:bundorandeele collegeMagh Ene CollegeRaphoelast_img read more

52nd Annual Corn Feed Set For Aug. 29

first_imgJoin Drake Athletics in celebrating the start of the 2015-16 season on Monday, Aug. 29 with the Bulldog Club’s Annual Corn Feed.The 52nd annual edition of the longstanding event returns to campus this year in the Courtside Club located inside the Shivers Basketball Practice Facility as fans, coaches and staff congregate to celebrate Drake’s teams and student-athletes.Doors to the event open at 5:30 p.m. to allow fans to meet coaches, staff and fellow supporters before dinner is served at 6:15 p.m. A brief program will follow as Director of Athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb and staff highlight the Bulldogs’ accomplishments from the past season and preview the upcoming year.The cost to attend the 52nd annual Corn Feed is $30 per person. To reserve your spot at the event, click here or call 515-271-3647 by Aug. 24.For more information on the Bulldog Club or to become a member, click here.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Shrinking Brains Prove Human Evolution

first_imgEver since Darwin, brain size has been the measure of human nature (e.g., 03/27/2007, 05/27/2009).  Except for some anomalies with Neanderthal and Cro-magnon skull sizes, the iconic march of human evolution showed growing upright posture accompanied by increasing brain size (example on Daily Mail), and brain size was used to discriminate between races on the presumption it was a measure of intelligence.  It is not clear, therefore, what to make of a question on PhysOrg, “Are brains shrinking to make us smarter?”    It seems evolutionists want to have it both ways.  Larger brains are evidence of evolution; smaller brains are evidence of evolution.  Does the new claim muddy the waters of brain size as the measure of increasing human intelligence?  The article tries to draw links between brain size as a function of body mass, or of population size, but it’s not clear any trend is detectable.  In fact, the article later admits that brain size is not well linked to intelligence.  Brian Hare (Duke U) said, “But the downsizing does not mean modern humans are dumber than their ancestors – rather, they simply developed different, more sophisticated forms of intelligence.”    The article ended by Hare hoping that humans will express their inner bonobo.  Chimps are more aggressive and violent.  “Humans are both chimps and bobos [sic] in their nature and the question is how can we release more bonobo and less chimp,” he said.  “I hope bonobos win… it will be better for everyone.”This comedy show is brought to you for your Superbowl halftime entertainment.  Imagine if the Steelers were able to set the rules so that no matter which goal the ball landed on, they would win – and they could get away with it, because they bought off all the referees.  The Packers can’t complain because if they don’t play according to those rules, they are accused of practicing religion instead of Football.  The cameramen aim the cameras to make the Steelers look good and the Packers bad, and the commentators have their talking points down to make it all look enlightened and progressive.  Anyone who complains this is unfair gets Expelled from the stadium.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA airports 90% World Cup ready

first_imgSouth Africa will handle large volumes of air traffic during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. (Image: City of Johannesburg) OR Tambo general manager Chris Hlekane Addressing the media about airports’ readiness for the World Cup. Acsa’s Nicky Knapp speaking at the briefing. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Solomon Makgale Group Manager: Communications Airports Company South Africa +27 82 781 8863 Solomon.makgale@airports.co.za  RELATED ARTICLES • Smoother air traffic flow in 2010 • OR Tambo spreads its wings • Zambezi Airlines lands in SA • New airport nears completion • New infrastructure for the 2010 Fifa World CupBongani NkosiSouth Africa’s airports will be fully upgraded and ready to handle large volumes of traffic during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) said at a press briefing in Johannesburg on 2 March.Acsa announced that their preparations, most of which involve upgrading current facilities, are now 90% complete.“We are confident that, together with our airport partners and staff, we will be ready to meet the requirements of this major event,” said OR Tambo International Airport general manager Chris Hlekane, speaking on behalf of Acsa.The 10% of work remaining, largely tying-up loose ends, will be concluded in time for the World Cup, Hlekani said. “By the end of March a lot more will be accomplished, [we’ll be] closer to 100%.”Acsa began upgrading the country’s airports in 2006, investing about R17-billion (US$2.3-billion) in operations even before Fifa announced in May that year that South Africa had won the bid. But since then construction has been speeded up to meet the June deadline.All projects at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo, a key entry point for most World Cup visitors, were completed in December 2009.The airport, named after apartheid struggle icon Oliver Tambo, now boasts a multi-storey parkade with 165 000 bays, and a revamped central terminal building and check-in facility worth R2.2-billion ($293-million) – this will be able to accommodate about 28-million passengers a year.Two new fuel tanks – with a capacity of 60-million litres each – have been installed there, along with seven new aircraft stands, which takes the total number to 105.“The bulk of the movement [during the World Cup] will be from OR Tambo,” Hlekane said.Makeover for regional airportsCape Town International Airport has also undergone massive improvements, which are nearing completion. Most of the major projects – including the central terminal building, the 8 000 parking bays and vehicle roads upgrade – will be complete by the end of March.The airport’s central terminal has been expanded to accommodate 14 million passengers a year, while the number of airport stands has been increased by five, bringing the total to 32.The newly built King Shaka International Airport in Durban will be completed in April and be operational by May, a month before kick-off. Some R6.7-billion ($893-million) has been spent on the facility, which will accommodate 7.5-million passengers a year.A number of the country’s regional domestic airports have also been revamped and will be ready for the tournament. An upgrade of the Bloemfontein Airport terminal was completed in December 2009, and a temporary terminal set up to “meet the demand” will be finished by May.Port Elizabeth Airport will also have a temporary terminal ready by May. Similar set-ups at the East London and Kimberley airports will be completed by the end of March to accommodate additional traffic.Acsa said it aimed to make the temporary structures in Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein “cost-neutral” by using revenue generated from advertising and retail sales to fund the building process.More jet-settingAcsa has experienced a spike in slot applications by airlines in the run up to the World Cup. “We’ve seen an increase in terms of slots that have been applied for the [June-July] period,” said Andre Vermeulen, Acsa’s group manager of operations.The company has allocated 120 000 extra slots to airlines and more are still available. Although not all slots may be used, Vermeulen said airlines have shown to be responsible in their bookings and it looked promising that most will be used.The number of flights is expected to double over the World Cup period compared to other times of the year, Vermeulen added.Acsa has forecast that about 450 000 visitors will flock to South Africa during the first two weeks of the tournament. The frequency of domestic flights will also increase during the knock-out matches, Hlekane said.Extended work hours Acsa has approached the Department of Labour to enable it to extend its employees’ work hours in the June-July period. As there will be more flights, airports will have to operate for 24 hours a day during this time.“We want to ensure that the department appreciates the number of hours we will work,” Hlekane said.The airports will require their staff to work overtime and unions representing the employees have agreed to the plan, Acsa said. “We signed a wage agreement plan … we’re comfortable with unions on that basis,” Hlekane added.Airport staff are also being trained to communicate in French, German and Spanish to accommodate foreign-language visitors.Plenty of fuelFears of a jet-fuel shortage in the country during the World Cup are unfounded, Acsa said at the briefing. The company has sufficient jet fuel stocks for the tournament’s period. “There will be no disruption in terms of fuel,” said Hlekane.Acsa said it plans to have four to five day’s cover of jet fuel stocks – the ideal average – during the World Cup period. “They [suppliers] understand our demands. They understand when we’ll need fuel,” said Vermeulen.last_img read more