Gold medal or bust for Hidilyn Diaz in Turkmenistan tilt

first_imgLATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Break new ground Diaz said she wouldn’t be pleased with herself if she can’t take the gold medal in the AIMAG in Turkmenistan, where other Filipino athletes are also competing, from September 17 to 27.Simply put, it’s championship or bust for the 26-year-old weightlifter.“I have to set my mind that the only acceptable thing for me to bring home is the gold medal,” said Diaz. “I must be determined because I can’t be contented with what I am right now.”ADVERTISEMENT Rio Olympians Kirstie Alora (left) and Hidilyn Diaz during a roundtable discussion at College of St. Benilde. Photo by Bong LozadaOlympian Hidilyn Diaz hasn’t competed in a major weightlifting tournament since her silver medal finish in the Rio Summer Games, and she heads to the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games knowing the pressure has built up.Most of the pressure, though, is coming from within.ADVERTISEMENT Lyceum routs St. Benilde to stretch unbeaten run to 11 A costly, catty dispute finally settled “I’m not pressured by anyone except myself,” said Diaz in Filipino Thursday during a small luncheon with the media at College of St. Benilde, where she studies Business Management. “I always think to myself ‘do I still have it in me?’ because I was relaxed for four months.”Diaz became the poster girl of Philippine sports in 2016 when she ended the country’s 20-year medal drought winning the silver medal in the women’s -53 kilogram event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHer triumph in Rio was her moment in the sun but after reaching the peak doubts have started to creep in.“The comeback is the hardest part, after so many tears I don’t know if I can ever return to that form,” said Diaz who lifted a total of 200 kg. in Rio. “I think this is why other medalists or champions quit after winning because it’s hard to sustain the strength and the discipline after all the accolades.” Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start View commentslast_img read more

This day in history Celebrity Birthdays

first_img Related Items:barbara walters, chauncey billups, michael douglas, scottie pippen, will smith Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppWill Smith, TI, Michael Douglas and his estranged wife Catherine Zeta Jones, Barbara Walters, NBAs Scotty Pippen and Chauncey Billups all have one thing in common – their birthdays. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Carnival Cruise Line Cuts Cruises

first_img Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Recommended for you Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Now Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bahamas, Carnival Cruise Lines, vat Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 17 Nov 2014- Carnival Cruise lines is reportedly set to cut its cruises from 600 to 400 in the Bahamas due to the costly impositions of the coming VAT, set to begin in January. last_img read more

Thorne QC maintains SIPT Trial is political vendetta

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Feb 2016 – Every intrusive and erratic remark and statement made by the Special Prosecutor for the Crown must be proved to be true; it was the overarching theme of the statement today from Ralph Thorne, the Queen’s Counsel representing former premier Michael Misick. Thorne was revved up in his presentation and called the opening statement by Andrew Mitchell, QC nothing more than a political vendetta aimed at ‘getting Mike’. He said, when proceedings resumed this morning at the Myrtle Rigby Health complex that, “An expedition in character assassination…” is what Mitchell led in his abnormal opening, which seemed to draw conclusions instead of the traditional method of promising, then proving allegations. Thorne promises to prove that the charges are politically motivated and he will aim to defend the character of his client. Thorne has a problem with the absence of any civilian witnesses, he has an issue with government witnesses who are coming in their official capacity and he rejects that the former Governor was bullied by Michael Misick during his tenure and Thorne takes exception to the fact that Developers in the debacle, are missing from the trial. Thorne said, the mountain of apparent evidence by the SIPT will turn into a mouse of proof, and that it will not be enough to satisfy the court. Karen Delancy, former Cabinet Minister in Michael Misick regime takes the witness stand in SIPT trials Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you BOYCE FIRES HER ATTORNEY, as SIPT Trial continues Delancy challenged on leadership style, calls Floyd Hall, ‘man of integrity’ Related Items:andrew mitchell, michael misick, queen’s counsel, ralph thorne, sipt triallast_img read more

Matthew brutal with Nassau barrels toward Grand Bahama

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, October 6, 2016 – Harrowing reports coming out of Nassau as we are told that people in coastal areas are now crying for rescues, but that cannot happen and it means these individuals will have to figure out how to survive the onslaught of now category four hurricane Matthew with its 140 mph winds. “We have reports of many people saying, oh come, homes have been compromised, the roofs blowing off or part of the roofs blowing off, and that sort of thing, and due to the high winds, medical rescue and teams were asked not to take the risk.  The broad surge to all of the southern shores, I’m only getting reports from Yamacraw, Marshal Road, Harold Road, those roads in the south eastern end of New Providence, that’s where we getting calls coming in right now.”  Trevor Basden  There are images of vehicles submerged in the Yamacraw area; there is a nearby beach which has caused an at least 5ft tall surge to rush in.  Basden explains, that it is not rain, it is a storm surge which has drowned vehicles and homes; even toppled the wall at Fox Hill Prison.“Fox Hill Prison, the wall on Yamacraw side, the entire wall of Fox Hill Prison is down, it’s completely washed away.” Related Items:calls for rescue ring out in new providence, cars submerged in water in nassau, hurricane matthews rips through new providence, massive flooding in areas of nassau  The best news which we hope holds up as the Bahamas is bashed by Matthew; there there are no reports of loss of life. Trevor Basden is the Sr Deputy Director of the Bahamas Department of Meteorology and he said Nassau has up until 3 p.m with the hurricane force winds, and Grand Bahama will experience Hurricane conditions until 7 a.m tomorrow.   That gives killer storm Matthew lots of time to do the dastardly to the island which is still reeling from the hits of Frances and Jeanne in 2004 and Wilma in 2005.  Winds are described in Nassau as violent.  Winds are described in Grand Bahama as picking up.  The storm veering more west, on a collision course with West End by all appearances.  In the west an evacuation order was given; some but not all heeded the request. And at best, official rescue operations will not be permitted in Nassau said Mr. Basden until after 3pm and even then the first responders are going out in Tropical Storm force winds which are risky. center_img “How y’all holding up in this weather man, I’m talking about this weather so strong, it shake my bed; in my house.” – Cody (resident) Many lost power last night, some this morning and the images of disaster are many… the bridge, businesses, hotels, homes, water ways and historic buildings – all abused by the unrelenting Matthew which has killed hundreds; the death toll from Haiti today soars to 108. A knight on a huge truck trying to plow through six feet of water he says, to get a family to safey… we pray they make it okay. NEMA is also receiving reports of roofs flying off and we have gotten a report of doors of homes flying off.  There is also, likely an unauthorized expedition to save those who are stuck – remember evacuation recommendations were made for  many areas in Nassau. “I am in a dump truck right now and we are in six feet of water, South Beach when I say is under water, we are trying to locate some people who are trapped in their ceilings.” – (rescue crew member) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Firefighters put out blaze at Potrero home 1 found dead on lawn

first_img POTRERO (KUSI) – A person died outside of a Potrero home that caught fire Monday morning, authorities said.Crews responded shortly before 6:45 a.m. to a report of a fire at a home in the 23000 block of Coyote Holler Road, Cal Fire spokesman Issac Sanchez said.The first crews to respond found a person down on a lawn nearby, Sanchez said. Firefighters attempted life-saving measures, but the person was declared dead at the scene, he said.No details about the victim were immediately available.The single-story house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived and crews were able to knock down the flames in around an hour, Sanchez said.No other injuries were immediately reported.The cause of the fire was under investigation. March 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Firefighters put out blaze at Potrero home, 1 found dead on lawn KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 4, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Sonic Temple 2019 Lineup With System Of A Down Lamb Of God

first_img Facebook System Of A Down Reunite For Sonic Temple 2019 sonic-temple-2019-lineup-system-down-lamb-god-more Email https://twitter.com/SonicTempleFest/status/1067059068550828032 Twitter Sonic Temple 2019 Lineup With System Of A Down, Lamb Of God, More News Ohio hosts 2019’s inaugural hard-rock festival experience — its stacked lineup reveals a debut with a pedigreePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 26, 2018 – 1:51 pm Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the lineup for the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival to be held in Columbus, Ohio on May 17–19, 2019, including the reunited System Of A Down, plus other GRAMMY winners  Foo Fighters, Ghost, Halestorm, and Tom Morello.While replacing the successful 12-year run of Rock On The Range, Sonic Temple aims to be more than just a festival with expanded art, comedy and food experiences.”Although in its inaugural year, Sonic Temple’s pedigree is proven, and its roots are strong,” said System Of A Down’s Shavo Odadjian. “It made total sense for us to be involved.”That pedigree has also drawn GRAMMY nominees Disturbed, Gojira, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, Mark Lanegan Band, Meshuggah, and The Prodigy. The exciting array of rockers also includes Action Bronson, Beartooth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bring Me The Horizon, Chevelle, The Cult, Pussy Riot, Yungblud, and many more.The fest’s SiriusXM Comedy & Spoken Word Tent will host, among others, GRAMMY winner Henry Rollins, GRAMMY nominee Andrew Dice Clay and Pauly Shore.Tickets for the inaugural experience go on sale at the Sonic Temple Festival website on Nov. 30 at noon, eastern time.Black Dahlia Murder: For The Love Of Melodic MetalRead morelast_img read more

India confirms 5 nationals killed in NZ shootings

first_imgMohsin Vora, the brother of Asif, told AFP that they were initially told his brother and nephew were injured in the attack, before a family member identified their bodies when they flew to New Zealand. “I and (the) parents of Ramiz’s wife have been granted visas. We will be leaving for New Zealand soon,” Vora said. Three of the dead from the mass shooting at Al Noor mosque were from Gujarat state. They were father and son victims Asif and Ramiz Vora, and 65-year-old retiree Mahboob Khokhar, who was visiting his son in Christchurch. Desperate families in India have been trying to confirm the safety of their relatives after 28-year-old Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant allegedly launched his murderous rampage. An Indian foreign ministry official in New Delhi told AFP that they are “in process of ascertaining information about all Indians affected by the terror attack”. The fifth victim, Ozair Kadir, was an aspiring commercial pilot from Hyderabad city. Five Indian nationals were among the 50 worshippers killed in the Christchurch mosque attacks, with at least two others reported to be injured, officials said Sunday. The official denied Indian media reports that claimed seven people were killed in the attack. Ansi Karippakulam Alibava — a 23-year-old from Kerala, who had lived with her husband in Christchurch since last year as she studied for a masters — was also confirmed dead. India’s embassy in New Zealand confirmed the deaths in a tweet, following the devastating shootings at twin mosques in the normally peaceful city. Vora said his 56-year-old brother had gone to meet his new grandchild a month ago.last_img read more

Leonard Replaces Tonga As Upper Marlboro Mayor

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.comThe capital of Prince George’s County has found its next mayor after the untimely resignation of her predecessor.  Wanda Leonard officially replaced Tonga Turner, who resigned last month to spend more time with her family and to focus on her professional career outside politics.Leonard was elected as President of the Board of Commissioners, which is the official designation for the position of mayor in the Town of Upper Marlboro, during a special meeting July 1.  Leonard has served as a Town Commissioner for the past 18 months and becomes only the second African American woman to be elected in its 313 year history.Wanda Leonard became the second Black woman to serve as Mayor of Upper Marlboro replacing Tonga Turner who resigned to spend more time with her family. (Courtesy Photo)“I am humbled and honored to have been elected as the town’s new Mayor,” Leonard said in a public statement after she was sworn in. Leonard previously ran for public office in January 2018 after realizing that Upper Marlboro needed visionary leadership and fresh perspectives to transform a town which has seen businesses leave and has been mysteriously absent amidst the economic revitalization that is occurring throughout the County. She also plans to focus on what town residents need to enhance their living experience, and what matters are truly important to the community.Her predecessor began with the same plans to restore the town’s economy and develop its brand to make it more attractive to corporate partnerships.  Upper Marlboro is the home of the Prince George’s County government. The town also hosts the county’s municipal courts, and the public school system.  When Turner announced her plans to relinquish the position in early June she took pride in her accomplishments during her truncated leadership. In her resignation letter the former mayor cited her achievements that include securing $800,000 in grants for the town, economic growth legislation, and restructuring during her two years in office.Tonga had been subjected to various racial attacks although she said that wasn’t the reason for her resignation.  However, it was well documented through various accounts that some of her constituents used racially incendiary words in email attacks. The tires on her car were reportedly slashed and a former town commissioner was caught by a resident drawing swastikas on a notepad during a town meeting.“My goals are two-fold. I certainly want to continue the great work started by my predecessor, Tonga Turner. I also want to continue to move Upper Marlboro forward with my own vision of what we can become by working together.” Leonard graduated from the University of the District of Columbia earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with an emphasis on management and a minor in finance.  She is a United States Army Reserve veteran and has an extensive record of public service.   The new mayor of the Prince George’s County seat has been a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in the District of Columbia.  She has also served as a member of the board for Family Advocacy and a Donate Life Ambassador with Washington Regional Transplant Community. In addition Mayor Leonard is an alum of the Prince George’s County Police Citizens Academy and a Prince George County Police Volunteer in Police Services.  She also served as president of the Greater Upper Marlboro Maryland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).Leonard is also described as a seasoned leader in the healthcare industry.last_img read more

Malda couple beaten up by brothers over property dispute

first_imgKolkata: An elderly couple from Malda was beaten up by their family members over property dispute.The incident took place at Kashimpur village of Chanchal in Malda on Tuesday morning. The couple has been undergoing treatment at Malda Medical College and Hospital. According to the hospital sources, both of them received head injuries in the incident. It was learnt that a quarrel broke out between three brothers over possession of a plot of 16 cottah. The victim’s younger brothers went to the spot in the morning to capture the disputed piece of land while the eldest brother and his wife opposed them. It was alleged that the two brothers with the help of some of their associates attacked the elderly couple. They were hit on head with a stick. The locals rescued the injured couple and took them to the hospital. The villagers told the police that there was an on-going family quarrel for the past few months. This time it turned ugly. A specific complaint has been lodged at Chanchal police station on the basis of which police have started a probe. Two accused have been at large since the incident took place. The family members of the victims are being interrogated in this regard.last_img read more