Four teams rise to the top as Cup quarter-finals confirmed in Dubai

first_imgThe Blitzboks join England, Fiji and New Zealand as unbeaten sides heading into the last eight after a first day full of top quality rugby under the Dubai sun.Neil Powell’s South Africa are on track to defend their title in Dubai and will face Samoa in the Cup quarter-finals. Fiji, 2015 winners in Dubai, will face Scotland while New Zealand play Kenya. England, series runners-up in 2016-17 face off against Australia.South Africa entered the tournament with their most experienced side ever and explosive forward Chris Dry says they are going to start from scratch on day two.”We’re very happy with the outcome today,” he said. “There are a few things we’re going to work on and a lot of things we can rectify ahead of tomorrow. We need to cut out some of the mistakes but it’s been a good day. We’ll bag it and start from zero tomorrow.”The Challenge Trophy quarter-finals will be Canada v USA, Wales v France, Argentina v Uganda and Spain v Russia.POOL A Neil Powell brought his most experienced squad ever to Dubai with a mission to defend their tournament title, and they began in fine fashion. Ruhan Nel and captain Philip Snyman scored early on against Uganda in their first pool match, with Tim Agaba adding to the scoresheet as they won 19-10. A convincing 48-5 victory over Kenya laid the way for another strong victory for the Blitzboks, beating Canada 28-0, thanks to tries from Branco du Preez, Cecil Afrika, Kwagga Smith and Werner Kok. Kenya, who last won a tournament on the series back in 2016, started with a 29-15 win against Canada and secured their qualifying spot with a thrilling match-up against invitational side Uganda, who they managed to overpower 29-14. Canada, who were evidently disappointed to not reach the final eight after some great performances last series, did take one win in the pool, a 22-17 win over Uganda.POOL B England were in formidable form on day one and unleashed their attacking potential against Spain in their opening pool match. Tom Mitchell, Dan Norton, James Rodwell and Harry Glover all got their names on the scoresheet, but they faced a tougher challenge against France. Simon Amor’s side looked to be in the clear after Ruaridh McConnochie scored in the second half to extend their lead to 14-5 after Mitchell’s conversion, but France almost pipped them to the win when Samuel Alerte scored and Jean Pascal Barraque converted. England took the win 14-12, and in their final game beat Scotland 29-0, with Norton getting an impressive four tries.Scotland, although suffering a big defeat to England, beat France 24-14 and Spain 26-19 to progress into the Cup quarter-finals as second best finisher in the pool. POOL C Rio 2016 gold medallists Fiji topped Pool C and began their Dubai campaign with an eight try, 50-7 win against Russia. Gareth Baber’s side then went on to beat Wales 21-7, with tries from Vatemo Ravouvou, Kalione Nasoko and Jasa Veremalua. Australia however, were a different matter, pushing the Pacific Islanders down to the wire. Sam Myers, Simon Kennewell and Benjamin O’Donnell all scored as the scoreline swung between each side, finally landing in favour of Fiji 26-19 thanks to a late try from John Stewart. Andy Friend’s Australia side had started strongly earlier in the day, scoring six tries against Wales to win 38-7. They continued their relentless attack against Russia, beating them 47-0, before finishing second overall in the pool on seven points. POOL D New Zealand laid down a marker to all their rivals, showing that despite the loss of leader DJ Forbes they are a force to be reckoned with. A physical opening encounter against Samoa finished 24-12 with four different try scorers for New Zealand, but against Argentina they nearly came unstuck. Santiago Gomez Cora’s side piled on the pressure early on, as Conrado Roura and Rodrigo Etchart led the charge to get on the scoresheet in the first six minutes. The game looked to be running away from the All Blacks Sevens when Gaston Revol went over, and both Joe Webber and Vilimoni Koroi received yellow cards, but New Zealand’s resilience led to a late try from Sione Molia and a 21-19 win. Gordon Tietjens’ Samoa side bounced back from their loss to New Zealand to beat USA 26-14. Joe Perez was a key part of the victory, getting a brace of tries. They continued their strong form to beat Argentina 22-12 and secure their spot in the Cup quarter-finals.last_img read more

Kumuls selection still open to domestic competition

first_imgKumuls coach Michael Marum says there’s no guarantee that the players that challenged Fiji in the recent Pacific Test have a place in the Kumuls.Marum said they will have to compete against everyone else including players in the Digicel Cup, Queensland Intrust Super Cup, NRL and the Super League that is played in England.He said all these players are performing well and will be considered as selectors will have to pick the best players.“There’s no automatic selection for players that played against Fiji.“It doesn’t mean that we won one game and they will be automatic selection for the next international games including the World Cup,” Marum said.Marum added that everyone has to work hard to be considered in the selection as we want best results and the best team for the World Cup.last_img read more

Raging Buffon’s crazy Champions League farewell

first_img“In place of a heart he has a rubbish bin,” raged 40-year-old Buffon after Oliver pointed to the spot for Mehdi Benatia’s challenge on Lucas Vazquez in the dying minutes.Buffon was given his first ever red card in 117 Champions League games and after Wojciech Szczesny had taken his place in the Juventus goal, Cristiano Ronaldo coolly slotted home the spot kick to put defending champions Real Madrid through to the semi-finals.“You have to be a murderer to make the last two decisions the referee made,” Buffon, the Juve captain, said later.“You cannot ruin the dreams of a team. I could’ve told the referee anything at that moment, but he had to understand the degree of the disaster he was creating,” he continued.“If you can’t handle the pressure and have the courage to make a decision, then you should just sit in the stands and eat your crisps.”It was another blow for the charismatic 2006 World Cup winner who was reduced to tears after Italy dramatically failed to qualify for the global showpiece in November’s playoffs.Juventus have finished runners-up twice in the Champions League in the past three years and Wednesday’s defeat was probably Buffon’s last chance to continue his bid for the only major title missing from his collection.“I’m not here to judge what the referee saw, because it was a borderline incident,” he said, continuing his diatribe.“All I’ll say is that you can’t be that cynical in the 93rd minute, to shatter the dreams of a team that had given everything it had to give.“I’ve always found it an honour to go up against this team and this club in front of this crowd, but tonight we deserved extra time at the very least.”Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said he could understand Buffon’s fury and called for the introduction of the use of VAR in the Champions League — it is already used in the Serie A in Italy.“The referee did not understand anything, and tonight the least happy person of all should be him,” said Agnelli.Benatia, whose challenge led to the penalty, said: “It’s unbelievable that our captain isn’t allowed to speak to the referee -– the red card was very harsh.”– ‘Stolen dream’ –Before he saw red, Gianluigi Buffon celebrated Juventus’ third goal scored by Blaise Matuidi that put them on level terms with Real Madrid on aggregate © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOBuffon’s dismissal generated a storm back home with Turin daily La Stampa lamenting “the beauty of football, and its cruelty”.“(The penalty) ruined everything, including Buffon’s farewell to the Champions League. The dream was stolen, the achievement cannot be reached. It hurts to go out like this.”“It hurts badly, very badly,” agreed Italian daily Corriere della Sera. “Juventus deserved more, much more, at least extra-time.”“The rage and the pride,” headlined Gazzetta dello Sport of “a night of regrets”.“Every referee knows that there are times when whistling has a different weight, and therefore only the most obvious fouls are punished,” wrote Gazzetta dello Sport, claiming that Oliver “was not up to the challenge”.Tuttosport, a paper based in Juventus’ home city of Turin, said it was “an undeserved ending — just as Buffon doesn’t deserve to end his career in Europe with a red card.”After the frustration, Buffon — who had said this season would be his final one — must turn his attention to winning a seventh straight Serie A title with Juventus, and completing the double with the Italian Cup.Next up is a Serie A game against Sampdoria on Sunday with a potential title decider against Napoli on April 22, and the Italian Cup final against AC Milan on May 9.And there remains another record which could prove a lure for Buffon to continue his club career — Paolo Maldini’s record for Serie A appearances.Buffon has played 635 times in Italy’s top flight, but with seven games remaining this season he would fall short of former AC Milan defender Maldini’s record of 647.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gianluigi Buffon raged at English referee Michael Oliver and was sent off after he awarded the late penalty that out Real Madrid into the semi-finals of the Champions League © AFP/File / OSCAR DEL POZOTURIN, Italy, Apr 12 – Gianluigi Buffon’s Champions League career came to a bitter end on a crazy night with the Juventus legend sent off in Madrid and then accusing the referee of having “a rubbish bin instead of a heart”.The veteran goalkeeper’s frustration spilled over at the Santiago Bernabeu after Juventus beat Real Madrid 3-1 on the night, but were eliminated 4-3 on aggregate in the quarter-final after English referee Michael Oliver awarded the Spaniards a contested 97th-minute penalty.last_img read more


first_imgThe LYIT School of Tourism in Killybegs recently hosted an interactive workshop aimed to encourage new ways to develop crab products which will appeal to a younger European market.The workshop was held in conjunction with Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Seafood Development Agency and Bord Bia’s Paris office at the state of the art demonstration facilities at the LYIT’s School of Tourism. This initiative is part of the development of an innovation hub for the Northwest region. The interactive workshop aimed to inform Irish crab companies on how to translate recipes into innovative value added products.Patrick Subreville an award winning French Chef prepared a number of exciting recipes using a variety of available crab products with the help of School of Tourism upcoming chefs.A group of local companies attended including Hannigan Fish Trading, Atlanfish, Errigal Seafoods, Sofrimar, Aquasea Cobh, Malin Head Fishermen’s Co-op, Whiskie Rock Fisheries, Fish Sales (Killybegs) Ltd and Olde Castle.Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin Head of Department of Hospitality & Tourism commenting on the day said, “This workshop is one of many interactive sessions the School of Tourism is involved in to help local companies look at new ways to develop value-add products for new markets. It’s clear from today’s event that there are plenty of great ideas in this region and where possible we want to bring in leading expertise to help drive innovation in food product development.” Currently, Irish brown crab is an important resource with an export value of €30 million in 2010. A high proportion of Irish crab are exported live but there is also a significant market for pasteurised products.The live market presents several challenges with oversupply of the traditional European markets leading to depressed prices in recent years, coupled with increasing costs of live logistics.Furthermore, the demographic of the live crab consumer in the important French market, is over 50 years old, which presents little opportunity for growth. On that basis, there is a clear need for innovation and new product development to produce attractive convenient products that will suit younger consumers.Donal Buckley, BIM’s Business Development and Innovation Manager explains how this workshop signals the development of an innovation hub for the Northwest region; ‘This workshop is one of many projects in the pipeline to drive innovation and new product development in the Northwest.“Through our partnership with LYIT, we are already well on our way to developing a seafood innovation hub for the region which was one of the recommendations set out in the Killybegs Jobs Initiative Report.“Currently, 85% of Irish seafood is sold in commodity form and we need to develop new value added processed products to meet consumer demand and compete effectively on the global market. “In 2010, Ireland exported over 3.5 tonnes of crab to France alone with a value of over €15 million. There is no doubt that there is great potential to grow our market share but in order to do we need to think outside the box and deliver innovative products.”LYIT SCHOOL OF TOURISM GETS ITS CLAWS INTO CRABS! was last modified: December 19th, 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:LYIT SCHOOL OF TOURISM KILLYBEGSlast_img read more


first_imgBundoran Boxing Club Presents ‘BOXERS GOT TALENT FINAL’FINAL takes place in The Great Northern Hotel Bundoran on Sat 30th November. Singers, comedians, dancers, entertainers compete from across the northwest to win our €2000 prize fund. 18 acts will compete on the night that have qualified from local heats.Top Prize is €1000 for The Winning Contestant and €1000 towards the club they are representing. Celebrity judges on the night including Donegal’s very own World silver medalist and 3 time European champion Jason Quigley. Tickets on sale now by any club member or by Contacting David on 087-1242425. Ticket prices are Adults €10 Under 16’s €5 and family tickets also available. All money raised go towards Bundoran boxing club. Come out and support your local club. Great nights craic guaranteed.  CHAMP JASON IS SPECIAL GUEST AT ‘BOXERS GOT TALENT’ FINAL was last modified: November 18th, 2013 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)last_img read more


first_imgOutgoing County Councillor Dessie Larkin has denied he has done a u-turn and is standing for election again.Donegal Daily has received a number of calls about Cllr Larkin’s situation after a massive poster appeared on his behalf in Letterkenny. The billboard poster is situated outside of the LYIT on the Port Road.However, when contacted the Fianna Fail town and county councilor said he knew nothing about the billboard.“I can tell you know that I haven’t changed my mind. I certainly won’t be running in this election.“I haven’t even heard about the poster yet. I’m not sure if it’s a practical joke or whatever but this is the first I have heard of it. “I am not standing for election and I will be arranging to have the billboard taken away,” he said.The billboard features a picture of Cllr Larkin asking people for their vote and also his party’s logo. POSTER BOY LARKIN DENIES HE HAS DONE A U-TURN ON ELECTION was last modified: May 8th, 2014 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:Dessie LarkinHome-page NewsPoliticsPosterlast_img read more

US audience award for Mandela movie

first_img4 October 2013Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the big-screen dramatisation of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, won the Audience Favourite Feature award at the Aspen Filmfest in the United States, it was announced on Wednesday night.The film beat a number of heavyweight contenders, including The Fifth Estate, August: Osage County, Nebraska and One Chance, to emerge as the most popular film at the internationally recognised festival.Long Walk to Freedom received an eight-minute standing ovation at its world premiere at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival last month.“Even though the Aspen Filmfest is a small festival, it is very prestigious,” producer Anant Singh said in a statement on Thursday, adding that it featured one of the line-ups of Oscar contenders in the run-up to the 2014 Academy Awards.This included Alexander Payne’s comedy Nebraska starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte; Bill Condon’s thriller The Fifth Estate, based on WikiLeaks and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange; and John Wells’ drama August: Osage County starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.“We are delighted that Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom came out tops, especially in contention with these quality films,” Singh said.Directed by Justin Chadwick and produced by Anant Singh, the epic film spans Mandela’s extraordinary life, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.Three actors play Mandela in the film: Siza Pini plays the eight-year-old Mandela, Atandwa Kani plays him at 16, and Idris Elba plays the remaining years.Elba was praised by critics in the film’s first reviews on Sunday, with The Hollywood Reporter finding him “equal to the task” of filling the shoes of “the man most instrumental in ending institutionalized oppression in South Africa”, and Variety – while taking issue with the film’s grand narrative style – declaring: “Idris Elba gives a towering performance, a Mandela for the ages.”Long Walk to Freedom will have its South African premier at Maponya Mall in Soweto in November, following which it will be publicly released at Nu Metro, Ster-Kinekor and independent cinemas throughout the country on 28 November.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Ag Economy Finds New Plateau

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Katie DehlingerDTN Farm Business EditorDALLAS (DTN) — Jason Henderson, director of Purdue University Extension and former Federal Reserve economist, is tired of talking about the 1980s.“Where we’re at in the ag business cycle, it’s not the ’80s,” he told a national meeting of agriculture lenders. “In my mind, we’re smack dab in the middle of the 1990s and the long plateau.”Characterized by flat commodity prices and flat incomes, farmers leaned on ad-hoc government payments to make it through until the 2000s, when Chinese demand and the ethanol industry changed the paradigm.Going forward, Henderson said, prices will continue to be shaped by supply and demand as well as macroeconomic factors, but the changes will be relatively small and within a narrow range.“We’re in the process of re-entering that plateau stage. It’s going to last — if history repeats itself — it’ll last about a decade,” he said, adding that much relies on trade and the source of the next demand boom. In the meantime, “farmers are going to look to consolidate. Farmers are going to look to diversify, and farmers are going to look to the government to help them out.”PARALLELS TO PREVIOUS PLATEAUSThe agriculture economy is cyclical. It booms. The boom fades, and then there’s a plateau.There have been two major plateaus since World War II, the first from 1955 to 1972 and the second from 1989 to 2003. During those periods, crop prices hovered in a narrow range near the average cost of production.“What is the new plateau? That’s the question,” Henderson said. “What’s the price of corn going to be? I’d say probably $4, plus or minus a quarter.”Flat prices mean flat incomes. After adjusting for inflation, farm incomes during the previous plateaus averaged just shy of $80 billion. Net farm income for 2019 is forecast at $88 billion after increasing moderately in both 2017 and 2018.Historically, government payments become a more important part of farm incomes during plateaus, much like the Market Facilitation Program over the past two years.MFP was initially intended to be a one-time payment to help offset the impact of lost exports due to the trade war with China, but was renewed and modified for a second year.USDA has budgeted $14 billion for payments to farmers under the program in 2019, and Henderson expects MFP payments will make up about 20% of farm incomes. By the end of the first plateau in the 1970s, government payments accounted for 25% of farm incomes. It was 45% of farm incomes at the end of the second plateau in 2003.“How high will government payments rise?” he said. As a USDA program created at the behest of the president, MFP is highly dependent on the state of trade with China, but it’s also vulnerable to politics. “That makes the next election cycle really important.”MORE CONSOLIDATION, DIVERSIFICATION AHEADDespite higher government payments, Henderson said, thin profit margins will force further consolidation as some producers exit the business. It will also spark a search for additional income.“I think there are going to be profits, but it’s going to be thin,” Henderson said. “The people that make the most profits are those that already have the land paid for. Young and beginning farmers that are trying to pay off the land are going to struggle.”During plateaus, the primary path to profitability is increased productivity, he said. One of the first things farmers do when a boom busts is cut back on capital expenses likes tractors and combines. Then, they start calculating ways to cut input costs without sacrificing yield.They may haggle over cash rent, but Henderson said spending on land improvements actually goes up during plateaus. “They will make investments if it produces more yield … because ultimately that’s what improves their bottom line.”Next, farmers work to diversify their income streams, whether it’s by adding enterprises, growing a specialty crop or getting an off-farm job.Henderson cautions that, like the 1990s, the next decade will see its share of fads.As Purdue’s director of Extension, Henderson hired a specialist exclusively dedicated to hemp production this year because of the intense interest in the crop. The number of licensed hemp acres surged this year as farmers hoped to cash in, and come harvest time, many found themselves without a buyer.“If you don’t have anyone to buy it and no processor, then maybe it’s one of those fads,” he said, adding that farmers are good at production, and hemp could be another tale of farmers producing their way out of prosperity. “If you don’t have a contract or processing capacity dedicated to you, you’re probably too late.”Another parallel behavior to past plateaus is farm families rely more heavily on off-farm employment. In the 1990s, the farm’s share of household incomes declined from 25% to 12% as people took advantage of job opportunities created by the internet boom.The U.S. is in the midst of the longest economic expansion in history, but many of the job gains over the past decade have been in urban centers.“Rural areas are not back to pre-recession levels of employment. That means we must think creatively about the next set of economic activities in our communities,” he told the crowd of bankers.WHAT THE PAST SAYS ABOUT THE FUTUREDuring plateaus, land values continue to rise. In the post-war plateau, farmland gained 2.1% above inflation each year, while values grew 1.7% in the 1990s.“So for a forecast: how about 2% plus inflation,” Henderson said. “It’s a long plateau. Slow and steady wins the race.”One of the primary differences between this plateau and others is the interest rate environment. Looking back to March 2018, a majority of economists on the Federal Reserve’s open markets committee thought the federal funds rate would be above 3% by now. It’s 2.25%.Low rates support land values but weigh on exports.In previous plateaus, exports grew at an average pace of 2%-3%, he said, adding that exports of bulk and semi-processed commodities stagnated while high-value, raw products, like fruits and vegetables, and fully processed, consumer-oriented goods grew.Henderson said it looks like the ag economy is in the early years of a new plateau, which means there’s “about a decade left if history repeats itself, but it all depends on trade.” While resolving the trade war with China would certainly help the ag economy, it will take a new demand boom to break out of the plateau.Where that boom comes from is the big question. Some economists say India has potential, but Henderson said it has obstacles, too. “What type of products do we sell to India that they need? We got lucky with China because what do they like? Pork. And they like soybeans to feed to their hogs.” India might not want what we’re good at growing.Farmers need to think about creating value for the customer, and Henderson thinks millennials’ and Generation Z’s changing tastes create new opportunities for farmers to add value to their products.In rural America in the 1990s, value added meant windmills and hunting lodges. Farmers started tree farms that evolved into pumpkin patches and retreat centers.Today, Purdue is growing crops underneath solar panels to see if they can do both at once. A recent Farmer Mac survey of ag bankers found increased interest in renewable energy projects, particularly solar.Sometimes the ideas are more unusual. Take a land-locked shrimp farm in Indiana, for instance, that not only caters to Chicago restaurants, but also lets locals dip a net in the tanks and catch their own shrimp.“When people come in with crazy ideas, I’m not saying you have to finance all of them, but you might want to consider financing some of them,” Henderson said. “Adding value isn’t just about what’s happening today, it’s also what’s happening in the future. To be successful in value added, it’s not one and done. It’s continuous evolution of enterprise.”Katie Dehlinger can be reached at Katie.dehlinger@dtn.comFollow her on Twitter @KatieD_DTN(ES/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

West Bengal intellectuals to protest exclusion of Indians from NRC

first_imgA section of intellectuals and prominent civil society members considered close to the Trinamool Congress would take to the streets here in protest against the alleged exclusion of Indian citizens from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. The announcement was made by a group of painters, poets and academics here on Friday.“We condemn the exclusion of genuine Indians from the NRC. We are considering not only protests but also a visit to Assam,” Shuvaprasanna, painter, told presspersons. He accused the BJP of being ignorant of Bengali sentiments, and said the group would announce its future course of action within 15 days.Subodh Sarkar, poet, described the situation in Assam following the publication of the draft NRC as “worse than that in Gujarat during the 2002 riots”.“I don’t support infiltration. But removal of Indian citizens from the NRC on flimsy grounds is unacceptable. We condemn such inhuman and illegal acts,” Mr. Sarkar said. He lauded Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s stand on the issue. Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, novelist, said that though infiltration in Assam was a “cause of concern in West Bengal”, it was wrong to remove Indian citizens from the NRC and label them as infiltrators. He did not attend the media conference but issued a written statement.Kalyan Rudra, river scientist and West Bengal Pollution Control Board Chairperson, described the NRC operations as “suspicious”.last_img read more

PVL: Arellano blanks Adamson, closes in on bronze

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University moved closer to claiming third place after beating Adamson, 25-23, 26-24, 25-14, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Arellano is coming off a loss to undefeated National University in a game that taught the Lady Chiefs lessons and served as a factor to their victory.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “Our loss go NU last game taught us a big lesson,” said Arellano coach Roberto Javier in Filipino.The Lady Chiefs got swept in the semifinals after taking a 25-17, 26-28, 17-25, 25-13, 20-18 setback on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJovielyn Prado showed the way for Arellano with 18 points while Regine Arocha and Necole Ebuen added 15 and 10 points, respectively.The Lady Chiefs shoot for the bronze medal on Saturday and Javier thinks the Lady Falcons will come out in full swing. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ “It’s important for us to win on Saturday but of course, Adamson will prepare really hard and bounce back. I hope this win motivates us more to win next game.”Adamson, which drew nine points from Mary Joy Dacoron, suffered its third straight defeat.center_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH La Salle bounces back, frustrates FEU PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more