North, South Korea share the ice in figure skating

first_imgView comments Read Next Despite their Four Continents bronze last month, Ryom and Kim had a few problems in practice. Ryom fell hard on a throw and failed to land two jumps, though she and Kim showed off an impressive lift, as Ryom perched on top of her partner with seemingly little effort.Ryom and Kim regularly consulted their coaches rinkside and Kim at one point visibly winced when a Japanese skater fell near him.They didn’t stop to chat with the dozens of assembled South Korean and international journalists.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year South Korea’s Kim Kyueun and Kam Alex Kang Chan, left, skate next to North Korea’s Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik during a Pairs Figure Skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)GANGEUNG, South Korea — North and South Korean figure skaters shared the same ice Monday for the first time at the Pyeongchang Olympics.The North’s pair of Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik didn’t socialize much with the South Korean and Japanese athletes in their practice session, but South Korean skater Alex Kam said they’d shared a few words.ADVERTISEMENT Brady takes his 3rd Super Bowl loss, despite 500-yard gamecenter_img Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We didn’t have much time to talk because our warmup schedule was different, but we just said ‘Hi’,” Kam said. “We were just talking about our schedule for this weekend.”Fresh off a third-place finish at the Four Continents championship in Taiwan last month, Ryom and Kim are the only North Koreans who met the Olympic qualifying standards in their sport prior to being invited. They’re also rare among North Korean athletes in having competed at several competitions abroad, where they’d mixed with foreign skaters including Kam and his partner Kim Kyu-eun.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThey’re likely to be respectable mid-level competitors in Pyeongchang, though aren’t considered medal contenders.“They’re really friendly and really bright, so it wasn’t too difficult to get close to them,” Kam said. “It was nice to train alongside them because they’re a really good team, so when there’s good teams training with us, it pushes us a bit more.” LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more

SBP seeks change in Fiba Asia Champions Cup eligibility rules

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments “The SBP is one with them [Fiba] [in strengthening the Champions Cup] but they must adjust the eligibility rules in the Fiba-Asia Champions Cup.” Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio marched to Thailand during the Fiba Asia Champions Cup with a directive in mind, and that was to create change.Panlilio wasn’t pleased when Fiba ruled Meralco forwards Chris Newsome and Cliff Hodge as non-Filipinos for the continental club tournament despite the two being ruled as locals in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal UAAP: Ateneo destroys UST for fourth straight win Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES That, however, may change for the next editions of the Champions Cup after Panlilio talked with Fiba Executive Director-Asia Hagop Khajiran during the halftime break between the Bolts and Alvark Tokyo in changing the policy regarding Filipino-foreign players.“Mission accomplished, that was the objective in coming over,” said Panlilio in a statement sent to the media.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 ChrissPanlilio said he advised Meralco team managed Paolo Trillo to talk to Hagop about changing the eligibility rules in the Champions Cup regarding players with mix heritage but the Fiba official did not make an attempt to talk to Fiba administrator Zoran Radovic to discuss the SBP’s suggestion.“The SBP just wants to be fair to the future teams who will represent the country, we must protect the interest of the club teams and the Filipino basketball fans in general,” added Panlilio. “We take our basketball seriously and it is the federation’s responsibility to compete with the best possible roster and have a chance to win.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Panlilio said the Champions Cup, which is a club tournament, should have different eligibility rules with the country competitions of Fiba.The PBA rules any player with a Filipino blood as a local while Fiba, especially in country competitions, has stricter regulations on players with dual bloodlines.Fiba requires players, in the case of Filipino-foreign athletes, to have Philippine passport issued to them before they reach 16-years-old.Panlilio said with PBA teams having several Filipino-foreign players in their roster who didn’t get PH passports before 16, Fiba needs to have looser eligibility requirements if they want the Philippine teams to compete in the Champions Cup.“If Hagop’s stance is firm, then in the future no PBA team will be able to represent the Philippines in the Fiba Asian Champions Cup because almost all the teams have similar cases as Newsome and Hodge,” said Panlilio. “It is just counter-productive for club teams.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Several Arrested for Lawlessness

first_imgThe Liberian National Police (LNP) yesterday arrested several people in the Fish Market for their alleged involvement in lawless acts along the Tubman Boulevard.Deputy Police Commissioner for Public Safety, Nelson Freeman, told the Daily Observer that the arrest of an unspecified number of men came when they allegedly converged near the main road and blocked traffic with sticks, iron and heavy rocks.According to Commissioner Nelson, those involved in the unauthorized street demonstration claimed they were affected by flood and wanted their plight to be addressed.He said most of those involved were criminals who are hiding between VAMOMA House and an adjacent fence, who had decided to cause chaos in the wake of the flood disaster.Commissioner Freeman noted that the flood had no connection with blocking traffic or taking to the street to demonstrate, and because this lawless act was allegedly committed by the men, they were detained and will later be sent to court for prosecution.The disruption was planned near President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s residence where flood victims converged to complain about cause of the flood. They attributed the causes to the President’s fence and work done at the Old Road junction by the Ministry of Public Works.As community dwellers strived to get their belongings out of the water and find safety in other locations in the Fish Market Community, scores of them angrily approached the fence and began to break it without permission.During the course of their action, some of them were arrested by the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) and taken to an unknown location.Mr. Seh S. Barclay, an elder in the community, told this newspaper that the mob was not out for violence but were calling on the President to see reason to solve the drainage problem as President and Mother to bring relief to community members.Mr. Barclay and other community leaders were heard cautioning the young people to deviate from violence and wait on the elders to approach the issue peacefully; but the intransigent youths would not listen as they shouted anti-Sirleaf slogans.Scores of affected mothers in the Fish Market Community alleged that one of the causes of flood in their community was poor work done by Ministry of Public Works at the Old Road junction near the President’s residence.The women, who would not give their names, told the Daily Observer that besides the blocking of the waterway by the President’s fence, Public Works stockpiled dirt down the stream at the Old Road junction, blocking the water from freely flowing.The women also said sand mining at the beach was threatening residents with water disasters in the community.According to them, they regularly see some security personnel escorting trucks to the beach taking sand and selling it out.Nevertheless, the angry women called on the Government to see reason to urgently address their plight and also release their children who had been arrested.The President’s residence itself was also flooded especially on the road leading to the compound.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Taxi driver shot during crossfire between bandits, Police Corporal

first_imgA taxi driver was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital on Sunday morning, following a shootout between a Police Corporal and two suspected bandits at the La Penitence Market.The injured man is Kennette Hoyte, 49, of Perry Street, Tucville, Greater Georgetown. Based on reports received, the man, who operates his taxi during the Sunday market day, was soliciting passengers when two suspected bandits snatched a gold chain from a Police Corporal who was also at the market.Guyana Times understands that after the men grabbed the gold chain, the Police Corporal who was later identified as Morris Williams whipped out his service revolver and discharged two rounds at the men.In retaliation, the men dropped the gold chain and returned fire. It was during the exchange of gunfire that Hoyte was shot. The two bandits made good their escape on a pedal cycle.It is not clear if Hoyte was accidentally shot by the Policeman or the bandits, but, according to reports, the Corporal was placed under close arrest.The injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted. The Police are continuing their investigations into the matter.last_img read more

GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgNaomh Columba 09.07.2012Our seniors earned another two league points on Saturday evening, with a three point win over Buncrana. We are now placed second in the table, with a game in hand. The reserves were equally successful, running out ten point winners over the same opposition, and leaving them in joint first position with this weekend’s opponents, Aodh Ruadh. Both teams travel to Ballyshannon this Saturday evening, throw-in times: 6pm and 7.30pm. At the time of going to press our ladies were due to travel to Lifford for their first championship outing on Wednesday evening. In underage news, our under 14 lads enjoyed a 4 point victory over Naomh Ultan last Wednesday, in the second round of the championship. They now face Naomh Bríd on Wednesday 18th, at 7.30pm in Ballintra. Saturday’s under 12 Southwest semi-final was conceded by Na Rossa. We now face Cill Chartha in the final, details to follow. At the time of going to press our minors were due to play the divisional final on Thursday evening, against either Naomh Bríd or Bundoran. Throw-in was set for 7.30pm, with venue to be confirmed. The August Bank Holiday promises to be a bumper weekend in the Glen, with a busy line-up of events planned. On Sunday, August 5th, the Naomh Columba under 16 County Champions of 1992 will reunite to take on a ‘superstar select’ panel. This event is a fundraiser for the very worthy Temple Street Children’s Hospital, and promises to be a great follow-up to the previous days Agricultural Show. Throw-in at 6pm. Sunday night sees Castlederg’s finest, The Logues, take to the stage for Live in the Marquee, Glen style! A great weekend’s craic is guaranteed, and we look forward to welcoming you all to Páirc na nGael. Níor bhaineadh lotto na seachtaine seo caite. Ba hiad na huimhreacha a tháinig amach ná: 7 – 13 – 17 – 19. Beidh duaischiste de €4600 againn don tseachtain seo.Darren Mc Ginley Memorial Tournament 2012– AcknowledgementThe Naomh Columba Ladies Board would like to extend their sincere thanks to the following people who helped to make the 2012 Darren Mc Ginley Memorial such a success: to all the teams who travelled to participate in the event, thank you. A word of thanks to our nurse and physio for their help on the day, and to the referees and umpires for their work. Thank you to everyone who helped out in the kitchen, and to the many people who donated food for the event – we are very grateful. A special thank you to the Mc Ginley family, and to everyone who turned out to support the tournament. Congratulations to both Naomh Conaill and Na Cealla Beaga on their respective wins, and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Páirc na nGael in 2013. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.  GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 10th, 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:GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

FREED: SUSPECT IN VICIOUS LETTERKENNY STABBING RELEASED BY GARDAI

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A man who was being quizzed by Gardai after being arrested in connection with the recent stabbing in Letterkenny which left a man needing plastic surgery to his face has been freed.Father of two Darragh Harvey, 32, was brutally set upon outside McCarry’s Bar on the town’s Main Street two weeks ago.He was stabbed in the face, head and chest and was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital and then to St James Hospital in Dublin for specialist treatment. Mr Harvey, who had returned to Donegal from America where he lives, is undergoing more treatment in the US.Now a 22 year old was arrested on Thursay night in Letterkenny and who was being questioned in Milford Garda station has been freed.Gardai say a file has been sent to the DPP on the matter.The man is well known to Gardai and a bench warrant had been issued for him hours before the alleged knife attack after he failed to turn up at Letterkenny Circuit Court to face other charges. * Please note as this is now an active legal case, we cannot publish your comments on this post.FREED: SUSPECT IN VICIOUS LETTERKENNY STABBING RELEASED BY GARDAI was last modified: May 5th, 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:arrestedDarragh Harveyletterkennyplastic surgerystabbinglast_img read more

THE ICE ROAD TREKKERS RETURN – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgDonegal’s Ice Road Trekkers return to Letterkenny Denis Ferry, Les O’Donnell and Paul Donerty are greeted by family and friends at Hegarty’s Ford Garage on Sunday evening. Photo:- Clive Wasson Donegal men Denis Ferry and Les O’Donnell – with top photographer Paul Doherty, AKA the Ice Trekkers are back in Donegal.The guys, who completed their incredible 1,000 mile drive through Alaska, driving the Dalton highway and to the frozen arctic ocean some 350 miles north of the arctic circle, arrived back home yesterday. One of the first people to congratulate the guys was former Westlife star Brian McFadden  who retweeted a message through Donegal Daily.Donegal’s Ice Road Trekkers return to Letterkenny Denis Ferry, Les O’Donnell and Paul Donerty are greeted by family and friends at Hegarty’s Ford Garage on Sunday evening. Photo:- Clive WassonLes and Denis undertook the challenge in aid of three local charities – Donegal Hospice, Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital (the COPD unit) and Cairde la Cheilie (friends together supporting people with disability).All monies raised will be given to the charities.Denis, Les and Paul paid for their own flights and accommodation while Hegarty’s Ford Letterkenny are sponsoring both jeeps and all fuel used is sponsored by Top Oil in Bonagee. Other sponsors included PPG Auto paints Letterkenny, Carpet Interiors, Irwin electrical, LK bikes, Pinehill Warehousing and Media Box. Denis and Les have chosen the charities for their own personal reasons. Fundraising will take place from a mix of selling tickets, one for each mile completed.Donegal’s Ice Road Trekkers return to Letterkenny Denis Ferry, Les O’Donnell and Paul Donerty are greeted by family and friends at Hegarty’s Ford Garage on Sunday evening. Photo:- Clive WassonWhen you bought a ticket you were entered into a draw with the winners drawn after an evening of sharing stories, photos and perhaps even video footage of the men’s trek.The event will be held in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny on 26 April 2013.THE ICE ROAD TREKKERS RETURN – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: April 7th, 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:Ice Road Trekkerslast_img read more

RECORD-BREAKERS! FINN VALLEY ATHLETES QUALIFY FOR WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgTWO Finn Valley AC athletes are celebrating after setting new records in their sports – and qualifying for the World Junior Athletics Championships.John Kelly through a world youth qualifying standard of 18-33 in Loughborough earlier today in the shot putt.And Fellan McGuigan followed that up at the same meeting with 66.75M in the hammer – again beating the qualifying standard. The 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships will be held in Donetsk, Ukraine, from July 10-14 2013.“It was just fantastic,” said Patsy McGonagle from FVAC.“They are very talented young men and they will now be looking forward to competing in a world-class competition in the summer.”  RECORD-BREAKERS! FINN VALLEY ATHLETES QUALIFY FOR WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: April 27th, 2013 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:RECORD-BREAKERS! FINN VALLEY ATHLETES QUALIFY FOR WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPSlast_img read more

Pink powder causes scare at office

first_imgMONTEREY PARK – A pinkish powder found in an envelope at a business here Tuesday caused one woman to become ill and 80 people to be evacuated, but authorities said the substance was harmless.“The contents inside the envelope were a pink granular-type material. It appeared to be less than a quarter of a teaspoon, and it was tested here … by HAZMAT crews and it appears it was some kind of drink mix,” said Monterey Park police Lt. Larry Giannone.The scare began about 3 a.m. at First Data Corp., a bill processing center at 2525 Corporate Place.The woman who discovered the powder reportedly vomited, the lieutenant said. Paramedics treated another woman who said she felt ill.Police said she followed company policy by bagging the suspicious envelope and notifying her supervisor.All the employees were let back into the business shortly before 6 a.m. – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

MINISTER ADMITS WAITING LISTS WILL GET WORSE AS 2,441 WAIT FOR MORE THAN YEAR IN DONEGAL

first_imgDonegal North East deputy Charlie McConalogue says patients in Donegal are being failed by the lack of Government action in tackling hospital waiting lists in the region – after he obtained shocking new waiting list figures.The latest figures from the HSE reveal that 2,441 people were waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment at Letterkenny General Hospital in August.That’s an increase of more than 100 on July’s figures, and a jump of almost 1,500 in the past six months. Deputy McConalogue said today: “I am extremely concerned about the rising waiting lists at Letterkenny General Hospital, but am even more worried about the Minister’s lax attitude to the situation. Leo Varadkar has all but conceded that waiting lists will get worse before they get better.“What will that mean for people in Donegal? Thousands are already waiting more than 12 months to be seen. Are they now expected to wait for years rather than months?“The Minister’s plan will see hundreds if not thousands more people languishing on lists, and there seems to be no clear policy in place to tackle the problem. In the past six months there has been a 152.4% jump in the number of people waiting for an outpatient appointment at Letterkenny General. That’s an increase of 1,474 people in a 26 week timeframe. Outside of the main city hospitals, Letterkenny has the largest waiting list in the country for outpatient appointments.“The flawed HSE Service Plan, brought in last year, is no doubt having a major impact on these lists. €200m was slashed from hospital budgets this year, resulting in the reduction and downgrading of services. We’re still waiting to see the plan for 2015, which is due to be published next month. However, if the Minister’s comments are a sign of things to come, I am extremely concerned about the standard of healthcare that people in the North West can expect. “It is essential that the HSE comes up with a workable service plan for 2015 because the current situation is failing people in Letterkenny and is undermining patient safety. It is unacceptable to allow these already exorbitant waiting lists to continue to increase, and a conscious effort must be made to ensure that proper resources and budgets are allocated to Letterkenny General so that these waiting lists can be effectively targeted”. MINISTER ADMITS WAITING LISTS WILL GET WORSE AS 2,441 WAIT FOR MORE THAN YEAR IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 31st, 2014 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