Olympic gold medalist Hanyu to receive prestigious award

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Cavs feel ‘robbed’ after Warriors win NBA Finals opener Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial FILE – In this Feb. 17, 2018, file photo, Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Two-time figure skating gold medalist Hanyu will receive the People’s Honor Award, the Japanese government announced on Friday, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)TOKYO — Two-time figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu will receive the People’s Honor Award, the Japanese government announced on Friday.Established in 1977, the national award has been given to 25 individuals and one group for their achievements in sports, entertainment and culture.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Other Olympic gold medalists to have received the prestigious award are judoka Yasuhiro Yamashita, wrestlers Saori Yoshida and Kaori Icho and marathon runner Naoko Takahashi.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that the presentation ceremony will be held on July 2 in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office.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 crownThe 23-year-old Hanyu will be the youngest individual to receive the award.Hanyu became the first male figure skater in more than six decades to win consecutive Olympic gold medals when he took gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics in February.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READlast_img read more

Asian Para Games: Medina gets table tennis silver, Taberna bags road race bronze

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum China continues to dominate the field with 62 golds, 27 silvers and 25 bronzes. MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Medina bowed to Mao Jingdian of China in three sets, 11-8, 11-3, 11-6, in the gold medal match of the women’s singles table tennis TT8 final.Taberna, meanwhile, clocked 2:11:24.359 to finish in close third place in men’s road race C4 final at Sentul International Circuit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGuoping Wei of China topped the race with a time of 2:11:23.665, while Mohd Najib of Malaysia ended up in second with 2:11:24.307.The Philippines is in 13th place in the medal standings with two gold medals, three silvers and four bronzes. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Philippines added two more medals to its 2018 Asian Para Games haul with paddler Josephine Medina winning silver and cyclist  Godfrey Taberna bagging bronze on Tuesday in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Thai tennis umpires get life bans for match-fixing, betting View commentslast_img read more

Well-traveled Pearce finds a place as World Series MVP

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The well-traveled journeyman wound up as the World Series MVP on Sunday night after hitting two home runs that sent Boston over the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5.READ: Red Sox beat Dodgers in Game 5 to win World SeriesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“This has been the funnest year of my life,” Pearce said on the field at Dodger Stadium.It got better and better, too, as hundreds of Red Sox fans in the stands chanted “MVP! MVP!” Later, he strolled hand-in-hand with his young daughter behind home plate. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 View comments Overall, the first baseman went 4 for 12 and drove in eight runs.Pretty good production for a guy acquired in midseason for a minor league infielder. He played 50 games after the trade — he became the first position player to win a World Series MVP while playing 50 or fewer games for the winning team in his career, the Elias Sports Bureau said.“You never know where the game will take you,” he said. “And I’ve gone through a lot in my life or in my career to be here, and I couldn’t be more thankful.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For a guy who just kept on truckin’ around the majors, he now has something shiny to show for it — a bright red truck, presented to him on the infield dirt as a most unlikely MVP.“Baseball’s a funny game,” he said. “The longer you stay in the game, great things can happen.”Traded from Toronto to the Red Sox in late June, the 35-year-old delivered the key hits in two straight games against the Dodgers.On Saturday, he launched a tying home run in the eighth inning, then added a three-run double in the ninth that sent Boston to a 9-6 win.Pearce got the Red Sox rolling in the clincher, connecting for a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw in the first inning. He capped his October spree with a solo drive off Pedro Baez in the eighth.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Dodgers fans face familiar feelings with World Series loss Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Boston Red Sox’s Steve Pearce holds the MVP trophy after Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Red Sox won 5-1 to win the series 4 game to 1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — For a dozen years, Steve Pearce was on the move. From Pittsburgh to Houston to every single team in the AL East, just looking for a spot where he could stick.He finally found his permanent place — in Red Sox lore.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Tribute to the Fallen Political Legend of Africa: Nothing Lasts Forever

first_imgWritten by Columbus G. Dorliae, chief of office staff at the LegislatureOh, Robert Gabriel Mugabe is dead!Yes- nothing lasts forever…At birth is smile and hope for Mama and PapaWhere Mama forgets her painsAnd Papa realizes his manhoodAs child growth assures tomorrowOh, Robert Gabriel Mugabe is dead!!Yes-nothing lasts forever…Men face challenges and triumphWherein get trained and master onMove their worlds and imp act others Where they stand their grounds and prove their casesIndeed not so smooth but rock-and-rollOh, Robert Gabriel Mugabe is dead!!!Yes-nothing lasts forever…In thoughts men struggleIn knowledge men directIn wisdom men convince, yea persuadeBut in strength men fight their battlesAnd men in leadership drive the worldOh, Robert Gabriel Mugabe is dead!!!Yes-nothing lasts foreverIn wisdom he led his peopleWith knowledge he denied differences of colorsWith iron hands controlled his StateWhat a pleasant representationYea straight talking a fearless manSome say Zimbabwe’s founding fatherSome say Zimbabwe’s President emeritusYes others say icon of Zimbabwe’s liberationA pan-Africanist, who empowered his peopleYet that September 6, 2019 announced his deathThen nothing really lasts forever but shows face and passes through…Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – Columbus G. Dorliaelast_img read more

Kings battle hard, beat Ducks

first_imgANAHEIM – The Kings took their role as tomato cans seriously. Perhaps at season’s end they’ll receive a nice thank-you note for helping the wobbling Ducks regain their edge after a lackluster stretch that threatened to shake their stranglehold on first place in the Pacific Division. But the Ducks (35-16-9) earned a point and extended their lead over the second-place San Jose Sharks to six points. They picked up three out of a possible four points during an entertaining home-and-home series with the last-place Kings (20-31-10), having won a 3-2 shootout Saturday night at Staples Center. Kings 4, Ducks 3 (shootout)Kings, Thursday: vs. Vancouver, Staples Center, 7:30 p.m. FSN, KTLK/1150 Ducks, Tuesday: vs. Vancouver, Honda Center, 7:30 p.m. In the end, defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky won Sunday night’s game for the Kings, 4-3, with the deciding goal in a shootout in front of an announced sellout crowd of 17,363 at the Honda Center. “We really looked at it as a playoff series for our guys,” Kings coach Marc Crawford said. “We prepared for it like it was a playoff series.” PRIME, KLAA/830 Sunday, the Ducks rallied from deficits of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 to force overtime. They also got good news when they learned defenseman Chris Pronger was not seriously injured when he was struck in the chin and throat by Visnovsky’s one-timer in overtime. “Give them credit,” Ducks winger Ryan Getzlaf said of the Kings. “They battled hard and didn’t give up at all. Every time we had a chance (to break open the game), they came back and answered. They hung around long enough to sneak away with it.” Teemu Selanne scored a goal and assisted on two others, including Getzlaf’s third-period goal that tied the score at 3-all midway through the third period. Selanne’s goal was his 301st in two stints with the Ducks, a franchise record. Of passing his old linemate Paul Kariya, now with the Nashville Predators, Selanne said, “Obviously, it’s a great honor. It’s a really nice bonus.” Visnovsky, Michael Cammalleri and Derek Armstrong scored for the Kings, and Sean Burke had 39 saves. But it was the manner in which the Kings played that was so impressive. They did not back down from challenges and skated purposefully. No King epitomized their weekend of resilience more than Visnovsky, who was knocked woozy by a thunderous open-ice check by Chris Kunitz late in the third period. Visnovsky later said he didn’t know who hit him and admitted feeling dizzy. But he never missed a shift and responded with the winner in the shootout. The Kings played without team captain Mattias Norstrom, who suffered a sprained knee Saturday when Kunitz thumped him with a tough check in the first period. The Kings hope Norstrom will be fit to play later in the week. The Ducks played without checking-line center Todd Marchant, who suffered an abdominal strain Saturday. It is not related to a similar injury that forced Marchant to sit out six games earlier this season. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam today. 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

Around Whittier

first_imgThe attractions will include snow sledding, a snow play area, a figure skating demonstration, crafts and games, inflatables, train rides and a holiday boutique. There also will be a special visit from Santa. Photos will be taken and will be available for $1. For information, call the Recreation and Park Services Department at (562) 929-5702. La Mirada earns two recognitions LA MIRADA – The city has received two awards in the MarCom Awards 2007 competition. It received a Gold Award for the 2007 Community Calendar and an honorable mention for the La Mirada Living section. The MarCom Awards is an international competition in which marketing and communication professionals are recognized for outstanding achievements. Past winners range from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. Breakfast with Santa planned LA HABRA – The Children’s Museum will hold its annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday and Sunday. It will be held at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. both days at the museum, 301 S. Euclid St. Featured will be a continental breakfast, holiday craft fair and pictures with Santa Claus. Admission to the museum is included in the $8 fee. Make `Mad Dash’ to fight cancer WHITTIER – The third annual “Mad Dash,” a community friendship walk to raise money for children with cancer, will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the La Serna High School track, 15301 E. Youngwood Drive. Donations may be mailed to 15519 Surrey Lane, La Mirada. For information, call (562) 943-3684. Make your own holiday cards MONTEBELLO – A free holiday card-making workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Montebello Regional Library, 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. Cards will be made through origami or the Japanese art of paper folding. Materials will be provided. For information, call (323) 722-6551. Mormon choir to sing yule music SOUTH WHITTIER – The Southern California Mormon Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15265 Mulberry Drive. The concert will include secular and sacred Christmas music. During intermission, Ruth B. and Ed Shannon, Mike Blackmore and Pat Ruiz will be honored for outstanding service and receive “A Gift of Family History” and the Whittier California State “Community Service Award.” The event is free. For information, call Emelina Holmes at (562) 943-8385. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe walk, expected to last 90 minutes to two hours, will be followed by light refreshments in the Nature Center building. Participants should dress comfortably and casually. Bring binoculars or scopes if you have them but the regular birders are quite generous in sharing their expertise and views of birds through their scopes, said Audubon officer Linda Oberholtzer. For information, call Oberholtzer at (562) 699-9738. Norwalk set to host Snowfest NORWALK – The city will host its annual Snowfest and tree-lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Norwalk Civic Center lawn, 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Care to go on a bird walk? SOUTH EL MONTE – The 19th annual Bill Bell Bird Walk will be held Dec. 15 at 8 a.m. at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center, 1000 N. Durfee Ave. Although Bell retired as editor of the Whittier Daily News in July, the Whittier Area Chapter of the National Audubon Society will continue with the bird walk and Bell will continue to participate this year, said Cathy Walters, chapter president and leader of the event. The group will meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Participants need not be experienced birders. last_img

SOCCER: JAMIE BELL MAKES HIS SENIOR DEBUT FOR CAPPRY ROVERS IN DEFEAT TO GLENEA UNITED

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NEWSCAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOThe numbers drawn in this week’s draw were 12, 14, 16, 17. There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Niall Patton, Castlefin.Next weeks jackpot is €2250.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!! SENIORSGlenea United 2 Cappry Rovers 0Cappry Rovers suffered another defeat on the road again to a gritty Glenea team at a wind swept Glasserchoo on Sunday. Due to a certain GAA game Cappry were seriously depleted and had a very limited amount of players to call on. With this in mind they give a great account of themselves in tough conditions. Cappry started the game with the aid of the wind and put the home side under some early pressure with Benny McLaughlin a constant threat. As the half went on Glenea battled their way back into the game and created some good goal scoring opportunities but failed to take them. With half time approaching Dean McCarry played a good ball up the right wing to Ryan McFadden who did some good work to pull the ball back at the by line where he found Michael Barry at the back post and he slotted into the bottom corner giving Jamie Bell no chance.Both sides created numerous chances in the second half with Maurice Lafferty coming closest for Cappry. Glenea got their second with fifteen minutes remaining when a Darren McGeever shot from thirty yards rattled the crossbar with the rebound falling to Ryan McFadden who dispatched into the corner. Best for Glenea were Anthony McCafferty, Kevin Mulhern and Pudgy McGee. Best for Cappry were Benny McLaughlin and Maurice Lafferty. Jamie Bell (16) has to get a special mention also as he made his senior debut and coped very well with the step up to the senior set up. Referee: Marty Quinn.Cappry have a free weekend next week. CAPPRY YOUTHSCOLIN BRESLIN CUP RESULTCappry Rovers 1-0 Keadue RoversCappry are away to Gweedore Celtic in the quarter final LAST MAN STANDINGCongratulations to Brian Harvey and John McGranaghan who have decided to split the pot. Each received a cheque for €250. Spend wisely folks!!!CONGRATULATIONSCongratulations to the Under 14 Crusaders who were crowned division 1 champions after their game with Swilly Ramblers on Thursday evening. They were defeated on the night 3-1 with Ronan Gallagher grabbing the goal for Cappry. Well done lads and best of luck in the cup.SOCCER: JAMIE BELL MAKES HIS SENIOR DEBUT FOR CAPPRY ROVERS IN DEFEAT TO GLENEA UNITED was last modified: March 24th, 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:Cappry RoversNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

HSE LAUNCH INVESTIGATION AS SIX PATIENTS DIE IN DONEGAL NURSING HOME

first_imgA full investigation has been launched after SIX patients at a Donegal nursing home died in recent days.All the patients died at Nazareth House Nursing Home in Fahan as a result of a respiratory type illness.The HSE has confirmed the deaths have occurred in between the 22nd March and the 2nd April 2012. Five of these deaths occurred in a cluster over the past five days.“The HSE is fully investigating the matter and all appropriate treatment and control measures have been put in place.“All residents in the nursing home are currently receiving either active or preventative treatment,” said a statement.Dr Peter Wright, Director of Public Health, HSE North West said “The Public Health Department in HSE North West is closely managing and monitoring the situation. “Respiratory illness is a common cause of death in older people. The Public Health team will work closely with the Nursing Home management to determine the nature of the illness.“Samples have been sent to the National Viral Reference Laboratory for determination.”The HSE’s Public Health Departments has requested that GPs report unusual clusters of respiratory illness.It’s understood tests have been carried out which have ruled out a bacterial infection as the cause of the deaths.Experts are now investigating if the deaths were possibly caused by a strain of influenza. HSE LAUNCH INVESTIGATION AS SIX PATIENTS DIE IN DONEGAL NURSING HOME was last modified: April 3rd, 2012 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:Fahannursing home deathslast_img read more

MAN’S EAR SEVERED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY PINT GLASS

first_imgA 21 year old man who smashed a glass into another man’s head in an unprovoked attack has been told he must come up with a compensation package for his victim.Conor O’Leary smashed the glass into the head of Ciaran O’Brien at the Loch Altan Hotel in Gortahork.The men had been chatting about cars before the incident occurred but had not had a disagreement Falcarragh District Court heard that Mr O’Brien had suffered serious injuries as a result of the attack which happened on January 3rd, 2012.Part of his ear was severed and he also had a head wound which left a scar.The victim had previously flown back from Australia to give evidence and this had cost him Aus $4,0000.Mr O’Brien was not in court but his mother came to speak on his behalf.She said her son had suffered scarring but was trying to get on with his life.O’Leary, a member of Cloughaneely GAA club said he could not explain why he attacked Mr O’Brien whom he said he had known.Judge Paul Kelly said it was a particularly cowardly attack and asked had O’Leary apologised to his victim and he was told he had.“This was a very serious assault which was unprovoked by his own admission and carried out in a cowardly way form behind and caused what are serious injuries,” said Judge Kelly.He adjourned the case until May 15th for a probation report and told O’Leary to prepare a compensation package for his victim.MAN’S EAR SEVERED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY PINT GLASS was last modified: March 21st, 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:CIARAN O’BRIENCONOR O’LEARYFalcarragh District CourtLOCK ALTAN HOTELPINT GLASSlast_img read more

Blake Treinen, Lou Trivino out for rest of season; plus how the Athletics’ rotation will look in the final week

first_imgANAHEIM — A postseason roster without Lou Trivino and Blake Treinen a year ago would have spelled imminent disaster. The duo formed one of the most prolific back-end relief one-two punches of that season — the A’s lost just four games total when leading after the seventh inning.Of course, 2019 has been quite the opposite for both, whose season-long struggles came to a bitter end with manager Bob Melvin’s announcement that the pair would miss the remainder of the season.Trivino cracked his rib …last_img