PH could lose equestrian gold

first_imgColin Syquia of the Philippines. Photo taken from the official Twitter account of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games @KL2017Filipino-American Colin Syquia has yet to make a decision whether to contest the international equestrian federation (FEI) findings that stated his mount, Adventure E, was found to have taken banned substance.FEI came out with a “table of suspension” that included the horse of Syquia, a New York-based horse dealer who brought the Philippines its only gold medal in the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games last August.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr., the equestrian head, didn’t reply to text messages sent by the Inquirer.Syquia saw action for the first time in the Philippine team but his stint encountered a major challenge after Adventure E had to travel for 36 hours hopping from New York to Amsterdam, Baku and KL.The Filipino rider, who upstaged his Malaysian counterparts for the SEAG jumping gold, almost didn’t push through with the trip because of the stress undergone by his horse.The Philippines struggled during the SEA Games with only 24 golds to show, its worst in terms of gold medals won in more than 10 years.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ PBA Finals: Durham tows Meralco past Ginebra to avoid 0-3 hole Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? If the test is finalized, Syquia could lose his SEA Games gold.Adventure E was found to have Clomethiazole, a banned substance, in its blood. The horse was suspended for two months by FEI. The 46-year-old Syquia was “provisionally” suspended but the FEI decision didn’t say how long.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNational team manager Danny Virata said they were informed of the FEI findings but until now have yet to hear from Syquia.“We still don’t know if that was the first test, or if they are still going to conduct another confirmatory test,” said Virata. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

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Donaire: I’m peaking physically, in terms of experience

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames No Ateneo, La Salle players for Gilas cadets in Filoil meet LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Frampton (24-1), a two-division World champion, has been nothing but respectful towards Donaire (38-4) who has won World titles in the flyweight, super flyweight, bantamweight, super bantamweight, and featherweight divisions.“I have a lot of respect for Donaire, he’s a quality fighter and has accomplished more than anyone else I have ever fought,” said Frampton who won World titles in the featherweight and super bantamweight classes.“It’s going to be a big thing for me to get the result here on Saturday night, that’s why I trained so hard. I’m lucky to be fighting here in Belfast and bringing Donaire here. It’s an honor,” added Frampton.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire of the Philippines is introduced in the ring prior to title defense against Jessie Magdaleno at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPNonito Donaire, a one-time Fighter of the Year and five-division World champion, is determined to prove to the boxing community that he is far from being a pushover.The 35-year-old Donaire said he is in no way past his prime as a fighter and even said that despite his advanced age, he’s just on his way to peaking.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As per BoxingScene.com, Donaire is aware that people have labeled him as old but the Filipino Flash believes otherwise as he goes on a press tour with opponent Carl Frampton in the latter’s hometown of Belfast in Northern Ireland.“It’s great to be here in Belfast, some people are writing me off as ‘the old guy’ but I feel I’m peaking now both physically and in terms of experience,” said Donaire in the BoxingScene.com report.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Being in Belfast, the weather is cold but the welcome is warm. I’ve had people coming up to me, many of them who are serious Frampton fans, and welcome me to the city. I appreciate that,” added Donaire who is four years the senior of Frampton.Donaire, the 2012 Fighter of the Year, will face 2016 Fighter of the Year Frampton on April 21 at SSE Arena in Belfast for the interim WBA World featherweight title and the winner can book a shot at regular champion Oscar Valdez. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

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Tendering process being flouted in Region 3 projects – Chairman

first_imgRegional Chairman of Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Julius Faerber has revealed that there is a flouting of the tendering projects in the region, stating that the standard rules and procedures are not followed when awarding contracts.During a recent interview with Guyana Times, Faerber stated that he was informed by the regional representative on the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board that the works are awarded when contractors provide three quotations.Regional Chairman Julius Faerber“Works are ongoing and they have not been following the tender procedure. I was told by my tender board representative that works are awarded on a three-quote system, which is not in keeping with the tendering procedure,” he stated.It is a requirement for all projects to be advertised so that contractors can bid for the works. However, the Regional Chairman claimed that specific contractors are being called and granted the respective works.According to him, this is a tactic to grant as much contracts before Guyana heads to the polls for General Elections.“There are works taking place throughout the region that has not followed the procedure, which means that they had to advertise and then award but they didn’t advertise and so they have been calling contractors and just awarding works to specific contractors. This is what has been happening to ensure that monies are paid out before General and Regional Elections are held,” Faerber stated.While there have been much controversies over the years surrounding the local procurement process, these matters heightened following the establishment of the Public Procurement Commission.According to the Procurement Act, among the key functions of the Commission are to monitor and review the functioning of all procurement systems to ensure that they are in accordance with the law, and monitor the performance of procurement bodies with respect to adherence to regulations and efficiency in procuring goods and services and execution of works.For the recent time, Region Three has seen a large number of multimillion-dollar projects, with the rehabilitation of the Vreed-en-Hoop, Parika and Leguan Stellings. Additionally, works were ongoing on a stretch of sea defence structure.For Leonora, a contract was awarded to the sum of $175 million to address a gap of 325 metres while at Uitvlugt, a sum of $130 million was allocated to address 250 metres of sea defence. For Stewartville, $107 million was awarded for 200 metres of work. No works have commenced to date as materials are now being acquired.For De Willem, the works were pegged at $107 million and at Anna Catherina, two projects were tendered at $104 and $106 million, which will be executed simultaneously.last_img read more

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UPDATE: Power back in Charlie Lake

first_imgUPDATE: BC Hydro has confirmed that power is back for all the homes that experienced an outage in Charlie Lake. However, power remains out for other residents near Mile 72.CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. — 169 customers are without power in Charlie Lake, where the power has been out since 12:08 p.m. on Friday.BC Hydro estimates the power will come back on around 1:30 p.m. According to the utility’s online power outage source, a tree fell on the wires.- Advertisement -Customers affected are east of Jackpine road, north of Hilltop Drive, west of Paradise Lane, and south of Charlie Lake Crescent.last_img read more

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Kapenguria knock out Ombek, to face Gor in Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom final

first_imgOmbek took the lead through Alex Abok on the half-hour mark before Majak, now with Kenyan Premier League side Kakamega Homeboyz levelled on the stroke of half time from a header.The second half saw Ben Ogot reclaim the lead for Ombek in the 65th minute but Majak cut short their hopes of winning after netting the equaliser in the 75th minuteKapenguria will now face favourites Gor Mahia Youth in the final on Sunday where the winner will pocket Sh1mn and earn a trip to London where they will train with the tournament’s brand Ambassador, Victor Wanyama at his Tottenham Hotspur backyard.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kapenguria Heroes star David Majak overpowers Ombek Red Devis players. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONKAKAMEGA, Kenya, Mar 24 – Backed by their loyal fans, Kapenguria Heroes booked a place in the Boys Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom final after coming down twice to knock out Ombek Red Devils 3-2 in post-match penalties in a scintillating semi final played at a well attended Bukhungu Stadium on Saturday.This is after the match ended to a 2-2 draw in regular time with Kapenguria Heroes star David Majak once again shinning after scoring all the goals for the West Pokot team that represents Rift Valley region.last_img read more

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Chelsea to rival Tottenham for £10m teen star dubbed ‘the new Essien’

first_img1 Godfred Donsah Chelsea have joined Tottenham in the race for teen sensation Godfred Donsah.The 19-year-old, who has been dubbed ‘the new Michael Essien’, is expected to be on the move this summer after impressing for Cagliari last season.Tottenham have already made enquires, while clubs in Germany are also monitoring the defensive midfielder’s situation.However, according to Corriere dello Sport, Chelsea have now joined the hunt for Donsah and are ready to make an offer.The Blues scouted the Ghanaian last season and were reportedly impressed by what they saw.Cagliari value their talented youngster highly and are said to what around £10m for his signature.last_img read more

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GARDAI INVESTIGATE ROAD SMASH

first_imgGARDAI are investigating a road crash on the old Ballyshannon to Bundoran Road at Finner.One person has been injured in the incident.Gardai say there are traffic restrictions in the area as a follow-up investigation continues. They say just one vehicle was involved in the incident.Gardai at Ballyshannon station are investigating. GARDAI INVESTIGATE ROAD SMASH was last modified: November 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Ballyshannonbundoran roadFinnerGARDAI INVESTIGATE ROAD SMASHlast_img read more

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Angels face long winter after disappointing defeat

first_imgANAHEIM – One by one, Angels players filed into the Angel Stadium clubhouse for the final time in 2005 Monday morning. Soundly beaten in the American League Championship Series by the Chicago White Sox in five games, the Angels’ season ended abruptly Sunday night. Instead of a flight to Chicago on Monday, all that was left for them to do was clean out their lockers, some for the final time in Anaheim. “I still feel like a bone’s sticking out of my arm,” Angels first baseman Darin Erstad said. “I’m still in shock a little bit.” Pitcher Paul Byrd, the Angels’ starting pitcher in Game 5, filled boxes with framed pictures, letters from fans and other personal belongings. He piled numerous pairs of spikes and athletic shoes near the trash can, which caught outfielder Juan Rivera’s attention. Said Byrd: “There are 26 teams who would have loved to be in our shoes.” Byrd will be a free agent once the season is over, but he wants to come back and the Angels want him back. There are others who are free agents whose status is more difficult to figure out. Pitcher Jarrod Washburn is expected to command a three-year deal in the $20-24 million range, something the Angels may not be willing to do considering the number of young pitchers, like Jered Weaver and Joe Saunders, ready to emerge. Catcher Bengie Molina is looking for a four-year deal and probably would accept a three-year deal, but the Angels have prospect Jeff Mathis waiting in the wings. With general manager Bill Stoneman running the show, replacing experienced and expensive players with talented, younger and cheaper players is the norm. He did it last year with Troy Glaus, going with Dallas McPherson at third base. McPherson’s injuries prevented him from making Stoneman look good, but it won’t change the GM’s philosophy. “We don’t give shots, guys earn shots,” Stoneman said. “We’ve got a lot of young guys knocking on the door pretty soon, it’s not just the pitchers. When that happens, you try to create room for guys who earned spots.” Molina admitted it was “strange” to pack his things not knowing if he would be coming back. “I hope we get to an agreement, I don’t want to go to free agency,” Molina said. “But at the same time, if I have to go, it means they don’t have any plans for me. I’ll move on and hope for the best.” Losing Bartolo Colon for the ALCS was big, Molina said, bigger than most people realize. “It hurt a lot, he was our No. 1 guy,” he said. “And we didn’t get any rest (between series). At the same time, you’ll never hear that from these guys. We went down with pride. We never made excuses.” Tim Salmon didn’t play all season as he recovered from surgeries to his shoulder and knee while in the final year of his contract which paid him $10 million. He still has hope to come back next season but realizes it’s a long shot. “It’s definitely different,” Salmon said while packing his things. “You get a little sentimental. No question most times you do this and you don’t give it a second thought. You know you’ll be back next year. Well, not this year, not this time.” If Salmon and Washburn do not return, the Angels will save $16 million that was on the books this season. But they have plenty of arbitration-eligible players who will command significant raises. They include Francisco Rodriguez, John Lackey, Chone Figgins, Scot Shields and Juan Rivera. Brendan Donnelly, Jose Molina and Jeff DaVanon also are eligible for arbitration. “There’s going to be some (financial) flexibility, but we’re not projecting a lower payroll by any stretch,” said Stoneman, whose payroll was $95 million in ’05. “It’ll probably be a little higher than it is now.” The Angels’ top priority this winter will be to add offense, and one of their potential targets just got done beating up on them. White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko will be a free agent when he is done with the World Series, though he would fit into the Angels’ plans more as a designated hitter. That Erstad and Figgins are capable of playing different positions gives the Angels some versatility in their search, though manager Mike Scioscia said the answers could come from within. “The offense isn’t going to be purely resurrected from outside influences,” he said. “There’s a possibility it can be resurrected from within, with guys like McPherson and (Casey) Kotchman, and with (Steve) Finley’s struggles, was that it or was it getting used to a new league? There’s a lot to look at.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Do you mind if I take those with me to Venezuela?” Rivera asked. “There are lots of kids down there who could use those.” Byrd obliged. “I’m in a daze,” Byrd said. “I didn’t sleep last night.” Such is the state of mind of players who went so hard for so long, only to see their season end short of their goal of the World Series. The Angels won 99 games in 2005 95 in the regular season and four in the postseason, the second-most in franchise history. Yet they view the season with mixed emotions. “No,” second baseman Adam Kennedy said when asked if the season was a success. “A lot of teams would have liked to have done what we did. But this team is built and has the ability to do a little more.” last_img read more

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WATCH: How many epic deals can Raphoe Hardware fit under one roof?

first_imgThe Raphoe Hardware store is jam-packed with incredible offers this month, and have made an impressive video to showcase everything.Amazing autumn offers are now available at Raphoe Hardware on a selection of tools, torches, headlights, power tools and much more.Customers can find great quality and fantastic value all under one roof at Raphoe Hardware on the Lifford Road. You can take a tour of the store below and check out the impressive selection of deals. Call in and have a look! Open Monday to Saturday  8.30am to 5.30pm or like us on Facebook Raphoe Hardware… Real Deals For You Sponsored Post WATCH: How many epic deals can Raphoe Hardware fit under one roof? was last modified: October 25th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:raphoe hardwareSALElast_img read more

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TD: Year-long wait for report into seasonal workers’ access to social welfare ‘unacceptable’

first_imgDonegal TD Thomas Pringle has criticised the delay in the publication of the report on Seasonal Workers’ access to social welfare supports, calling the inaction “unacceptable”.Last year, Deputy Pringle called on the then Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar TD, to carry out a report into the potential barriers seasonal workers may face in relation to accessing supports following the cuts in 2012.Despite the Minister claiming that the report is being finalised, Pringle says that he discovered that the Committee hasn’t even received the report from the Department. “Seasonal workers, particularly in Donegal, have faced numerous barriers to accessing social welfare entitlements since devastating cuts were made in 2012.“The reduction in Jobseeker’s Benefit from 12 to 9 months means that seasonal workers particularly those working in the fishing industry end up on Jobseeker’s Allowance. This can have serious implications as it is means-tested.“It would only cost €39 million to reinstate the Benefit back to the full 12 months nationally which pales in comparison to the overall social protection budget.”Those working in the fishing and hospitality sectors are the worst hit by the 2012 cuts, he says. “I also called for the report to look into Subsidiary Employment limits which have remained at €12.50 which still causes difficulties particularly for part-time farmers who supplement their income with other work. It was revealed to me that the Department does not know the cost for increasing this limit to €25 which further justified a Report to look into costings for changes to social supports.“I felt all these barriers were discriminatory to seasonal workers because through no fault of their own they work in sectors where employment is limited.“At the time the Minister confirmed he had heard a lot of these cases come through the Department from Donegal so the issue is quite prevalent here due to various factors including lack of full-time work, the dominance of tourism, hospitality and fishing sectors.“Last year the Minister agreed to prepare a Department report by way of amending Budget legislation and committed to referring the report to Committee once published. However, it turns out the Social Protection Committee has not yet heard from the Department while the Minister has confirmed that the Report is in its final stages.“We are now entering a second Budgetary cycle since I first called for this report and still no sign of its whereabouts. Seasonal workers cannot afford to wait for political cycles and so I am calling on the Minister to publish the report for consideration by the Committee without delay,” concludes Pringle. TD: Year-long wait for report into seasonal workers’ access to social welfare ‘unacceptable’ was last modified: November 15th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Department of Social ProtectionLEO VARADKARseasonal workersTDThomas Pringlelast_img read more

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