Yulo fails to bag medal for PH in gymnastics floor exercise

first_imgCarlos Edriel Yulo during his floor exercise routine in the gymnastics competition of the 2018 Asian Games.Carlos Yulo had a disappointing ending to his otherwise strong start as he crashed from the medal race in the men’s floor exercise of the gymnastics competition of the 2018 Asian Games Thursday at Jakarta International Expo.Yulo was the top performer of Monday’s qualifiers but finished seventh out of the eight competitors in the final round,.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms New South Korea coach targets Asian title MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers PLAY LIST 05:09Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold05:04Carlos Yulo caps off SEA Games stint with 3 silvers02:14Carpio 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 A couple of failed landings proved costly for Yulo as he finished with 13.5 points, just .075 ahead of Japan’s Kakeru Tanigawa, who placed last.Korea’s Kim Hansol won the gold medal with a score of 14.675 points with Chinese-Taipei’s Tang Chia-Hung taking the silver with 14.425 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’China’s Lin Chaopan rounded out the podium with his 14.225-point performance. LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

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Release details of expenses in interest of transparency – PPP

first_img‘Economic mission’ trips… says citizens must know benefits, expenses from presidential toursPrepresentative of the Government was quoted in sections of the media saying a private plane was chartered for President David Granger to fly to The Bahamas in March, on the grounds that it was the most “feasible option.”But details about what was spent in total for the Trans Guyana Beechcraft airplane and also what benefits Guyana secured from the trip are yet to be shared.President David Granger upon arriving in the BahamasAccording to Opposition parliamentarian and former Junior Finance Minister, Juan Edghill, a President’s trip overseas on behalf of the State is certainly not a private matter. As such, details should be made available to taxpayers.The Government, he noted, in the interest of transparency and accountability to the people of Guyana, should release all the details. According to Edghill, “when the President travels, (it) is not a private matter. He is representing the state of Guyana.”“He is being funded by the State and the citizens of the State must at all times be fully aware of what it is costing the State for the President to represent the State,” Edghill said in a recent interview.The President arrived in The Bahamas on March 2, as part of a three-day State visit which has been dubbed an ‘economic mission’. According to a report in a Bahamian newspaper, the President was expected to pay a courtesy call on the Governor General and then meet with the Guyanese Diaspora.But reports are the chartered plane and the trip all together cost Guyanese taxpayers some $18 million, as the President was accompanied by an entourage which included Ministers and other personnel for whom accommodation was provided.There has been no word on whether any bi-lateral trade agreements, prospective or otherwise, were secured in Guyana’s interest. Edghill was thus adamant that the State should officially make known what tangible benefits Guyana gained.“The President must be able to show the country what benefits would have accrued to Guyana in the short-medium term as a result of this expenditure and spending,” Edghill said.In a Government news report, it was related that the President visited and toured several industrial sites in Freeport, Bahamas, including the Grand Bahama Shipyard, where he said the visit to that country has been a learning lesson for Guyana for its future growth and development.“So this is an important lesson for us in Guyana and for the other states in the Caribbean Community… So I’m very happy to be here. It’s a learning lesson for us. It’s a learning mission for us … (we’re) looking, listening and I think we have a lot of good lessons to take back to Guyana and to the rest of the Caribbean,” Granger was quoted saying.Economic hardshipsThe millions of dollars reportedly spent on this trip come against the backdrop of an economic slowdown gripping the country. It is a slowdown even Finance Minister Winston Jordan has acknowledged.Businesses have for some time been complaining of this economic slowdown, one which has forced some to lay off staff. In addition, there have been mass protests on an almost weekly basis against Government actions and policies deemed by many to be oppressive.While these protests have been held by differing groups, they have all been linked to economic hardships these stakeholders are facing. Some of the most vociferous protests have been against Value Added Tax (VAT), 14 per cent of which has been imposed on private education fees.While parents and teachers have taken to the streets on a number of occasions to voice their displeasure with the additional burden and petitions have been signed, Government has already indicated that the measure will not be reviewed until 2018.This does not include the protests which greeted the decision to impose the 14 per cent VAT on water and electricity bills above a certain threshold; a first in recent history. Stakeholders have called on the Government to remove tax on such essential services.Then there is the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA), which has for some time been calling, in vain, for a meeting with the President to discuss the problems afflicting the mining industry.In a recent statement, it again expressed frustration about the tax regulations and the effect it is having on small- and medium-scale miners. The Association spoke of the fact that while they are publicly recognised for their economical contributions, the ‘bread and butter’ issues affecting them are ignored. Among these are the unavailability of concessions on fuel and other materials.Other aggrieved groups include sugar workers, who have for months been protesting against the social effects caused by the Government downsizing the industry by closing estates. The moves have put many out of work, as alternate options offered to them were not feasible.Following a recent ban on the importation of used tyres, members of the Guyana Used Tyres Association (GUTA) protested and called on the Government to reconsider.last_img read more

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Police manhandle villagers picketing Granger at school graduation

first_img…violation of constitutional right of freedom of assembly – villagersResidents of Cornelia Ida (C.I.) on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) were reportedly manhandled by members of the Guyana Police Force during a “peacefully” protest outside the Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN) where President David Granger was the chief guest.A policeman removing one of the flagsThe Head of State attended the annual graduation at the educational institution located at Cornelia Ida (CI) Public Road, WCD.However, upon his arrival, he was greeted by placard-carrying protestors from villagers who were protesting his illegality in office. The picketing exercise was organised by members of the Association for Democracy and Human Rights (ADHR) which is comprised by residents of CI and surrounding villages.Speaking with the Guyana Times, Director of the Association Vikash Ramkissoon explained that they had emerged from a street in their village opposite SVN and were lined up on the shoulder of the public road picketing when some People’s National Congress (PNC) supporters started to counter protest them. At the time, they were behind the “safe” area barricaded by the police, who numbered over 150 ranks and officers.According to Ramkissoon, the situation escalated after the president’s motorcade passed and arrived at the school. He noted that the PNC “counter” protestors were allowed through beyond the secured area while they were prevented from doing same by the officers who formed a human barricade to block them off.“We asked why we can’t go through as well and [the police] had no answer,” he stated. As such, the ADHR member said that they subsequently moved the protest back into into the street in the CI Housing Scheme located opposite the school where the President was.Ramkissoon said they were “peacefully” picketing behind the barricades when the police returned in force and suddenly started to vigorously push back the protestors further into the street, using the barricades like battring rams. This, he noted, further escalated the situation and the protestors were manhandled.“We went into the street opposite SVN where the president was and there was barricade there and so we stood behind the barricade protesting peacefully when the police pushed barricades to get us further back when they could’ve simply requesdt us to move back and that was very rude….“If the police had made a request formerly to us that we needed to move back then we would have because we were there peacefully protesting behind the barricades. But they were rude, they wanted a confrontation. We didn’t go pass the barricades but they used the barricades to push back on us further into the street,” Ramkissoon recalled. “The had established a “safe zone” but were now arbitrarily expanding it. In doing so they were denying us our constitutional right to freedom of association and freedom to protest.”He related that this resulted in some of the protestors falling to the ground and even in the nearby drain, resulting in at least one man sustaining injuries to one of his feet.Ramkissoon related that he was capturing the entire ordeal on his phone when the police arrested him. He said he was placed in a police vehicle with cuffs on his ankle “like a criminal” and his phone was taken away.He further told his newspaper that there was a young man who was also detained with him and they were left there shackled for more than an hour without being allowed to contact anyone. However, he said that nearly two hours after being detained he was released.“They released me and told me to move my car and go home so I did just that. When I left the other boy was there still and I don’t know what happened to him because after they told me to go home, I left. I didn’t want to cause any problem,” Ramkissoon said.Nevertheless, he contended that their he was subject to “false imprisonment” by the police because there was no reason for shackling and detaining him.However, that Sunday afternoon incident was the second ordeal that the ADHR members had to face that day. In preparation for their planned protest later in the day, the members were erecting black flags to signify the “death of democracy” under the Granger-led Coalition regime.Those flags, however, were removed by the police, whom Guyana Times understands were instructed by the Ministry of the Presidency to do so.Another member of the Association, Jeewan Ramcharitar, pointed out that they were surprised with the action by the police.“The police instructed me to take the flags off but I resisted and say I can’t take it off because it was mounted by some other members, who had to use ladders to place it on the poles… The flags are actually withheld by one of the police officers and he said that if I want back the flags I have to go back to the station tomorrow,” Ramcharitar said.Moreover, protestors from the community said they were taken aback by the large number of police ranks deployed to the location for just the presence of the caretaker president. It was the largest gathering of police they ever saw on West Coast.“It was very amazing that the taxpayers’ money has gone to this kind of things… I’m living for 15 years in CI and this is the first time so many police and security force is out here,” one woman stated.Another man, Sham, pointed out that whenever any crime happens, there is never any police to go to the scene but they found ranks to line the community for the illegal president.Ramcharitar further added that they were “intimated by such high presence of police. We never see so much of police here. I never expect that we have so much of police up here. For example, if there is a robbery at your home days after then you will see police show up.”last_img read more

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Giroud sale is conditional, says Wenger

first_imgWenger has confirmed that a swap deal involving Giroud-plus cash for Aubameyang is not a possibility, yet the 31-year-old has plenty of admirers elsewhere.But unless Arsenal sign Aubameyang or another striker, then Giroud will be staying put at the Emirates in the transfer window.Wenger said: “We will still recruit someone, it’s possible. I cannot tell you more, nothing to announce today. At the moment we stay where we are. It’s still possible but we are far from being close.“I want Olivier to stay, I just told you that if nobody goes in, nobody goes out.“Maybe one or two young players [will go] out on loan somewhere, [but] the experienced side of the squad will remain the same unless somebody comes in.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wenger said: “We will still recruit someone, it’s possible. I cannot tell you more, nothing to announce today. At the moment we stay where we are. It’s still possible but we are far from being close.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 27 – Arsene Wenger admits Olivier Giroud could be allowed to leave Arsenal this month – but only if the club can sign an adequate replacement.Arsenal remain in the hunt for Borussia Dortmund frontman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after seeing a bid rejected for the Gabon international.last_img read more

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West Ham’s deal for Amalfitano looks dead in the water

first_img Morgan Amalfitano 1 West Ham’s move for Morgan Amalfitano looks dead in the water – and the former West Brom midfielder could now join Lorient in France.The Hammers looked set to complete a move for the 29-year-old Marseille man, who spent last season on loan at the Baggies.But L’Equipe have reported that Amalfitano has returned to the south of France without sealing a move to east London – and is now back on the market.And his former club Lorient, where he played between 2008 and 2011, are ready to offer him regular first-team football and are lining up an approach to Marseille.last_img read more

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Revealed! The team with the loudest fans in the Premier League is…

first_img 20 20 7. Arsenal fans – 159 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans 20 Yesterday, talkSPORT looked at which teams have the loudest fans on social media but it’s in the stands where volume really matters, but just who are the nosiest fans in the Premier League?Last season the Press Association recorded decibel levels at all Premier League grounds over two weekends, each team playing both at home and away.They then combined the scores of every club to get a total and prove which fans are the loudest in the division.Were your team’s fans a bunch of shrinking violets in the 2014/15 campaign or a pack of rowdy Roddys? Find out by clicking the right arrow above… =5. Crystal Palace fans – 160 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans 20 20 20 =13. Leicester City fans – 156 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans 20 =5. Chelsea fans – 160 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans =13. Sunderland fans – 156 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans 20 20 20 =13. Everton fans – 156 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans =19. West Ham fans – 152 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans 20 Joint 19. Aston Villa fans – 152 decibels – to find out which fans were the loudest, click the arrow above! – Decibel levels at all of last season’s Premier League grounds were recorded over two weekends – each team playing both at home and away. Those scores were then combined to get the total. Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans =9. Manchester City fans – 157 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans 20 20 =13. QPR fans – 156 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans =9. Burnley fans – 157 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans 20 =9. Hull City fans – 157 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans 20 =2. Stoke City fans – 161 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans 18. Liverpool fans – 153 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans 20 20 20 20 8. Newcastle United fans – 158 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans 20 =2. Tottenham Hotspur fans – 161 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans =9. Swansea City fans – 157 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans =2. West Bromwich Albion fans – 161 decibels – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans =13. Southampton fans – 156 decibels – to find out which fans were the loudest, click the arrow above, right! – Click the arrow above, right, to see which club boasts the Premier League’s loudest fans 1. Manchester United fans – 167 decibelslast_img read more

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Jack Butland backed for England number one spot by Stoke teammate

first_imgJonathan Walters has told talkSPORT he has no doubts that Jack Butland will become England’s number one.The 22-year-old has been in outstanding form since coming into the Potters’ starting XI at the start of the season and has been attracting interest from rival clubs.Walters hopes the youngster sticks with Stoke and keeps gaining valuable experience, but he believes it is just a matter of time before he is a first pick for the Three Lions.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Ireland star said of his teammate: “Playing in the Premier League at such a young age, at a consistent level, he needs to keep that going.“He has started the season ever so well and he needs to keep it going and keep his head. But he is definitely a talent. He is definitely one for the next England goalkeeper, without a shadow of a doubt.“He is so comfortable with the ball at his feet. He can play out from the back with his left foot and right foot, his distribution is excellent and he is pulling off world class saves.”last_img read more

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Most Angelenos unprepared for a terror attack

first_img “They’re feeling alone, and that’s an experience that doesn’t go away,” he said. Twan Howard, 31, of Valencia, who is black, keeps two cases of water and a small emergency kit with one day’s food supply. But his girlfriend’s Cuban family is much more prepared, he said. “Her mom is fanatically prepared if the world ends,” Howard said. “The way they live, they keep that stuff stockpiled anyway. Us Americans, we’re used to running water.” The study, prepared by Rand, UCLA and the county of Los Angeles, analyzed more than 1,000 responses compiled during a Los Angeles health survey during 2002 and 2003. The results suggest people don’t see themselves as personally vulnerable, Eisenman said. Although residents recognize Los Angeles as a prime target for terrorist activity, people don’t connect that risk to themselves. Fischer, who is white, said he would be more concerned if he thought his neighborhood was a likely terrorist target. “Now, if I lived close to LAX, that would be different,” he said. Still, many L.A. residents do take emergency preparedness – for both terrorist attacks or natural disasters like earthquakes – seriously. “I have a first-aid kit,” said Tricia Knox, 36, who is white and lives in North Hollywood. “I put first aid, ace bandages, extra antibiotics, all that stuff. I keep blankets, water and food. Whether it’s for a hard month or a real emergency, it’s good to have that stuff.” Cortney Fielding cortney.fielding@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Harry Fischer is certain a terrorist attack will hit Los Angeles soon. Still, the 57-year-old Reseda man hasn’t done anything to prepare for it. “I guess it’s just never on my things-to-do list,” he said. A new study released Monday by the Rand Corp. found that less than a third of Los Angeles residents are adequately prepared for the days after a terrorist attack. Although 60 percent of respondents surveyed said they believed a strike would hit the city within the next year, only 37 percent said they had taken basic precautions – stocking bottled water and canned foods or developing emergency response plans with family members. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The survey found, however, that African-Americans and Latinos were more ready than others groups of citizens, bucking the national trend, researchers said. In Los Angeles, 37 percent of Latinos and 31 percent of African-Americans said they had gathered emergency supplies, compared with 21 percent of whites and 19 percent of Asians. About 28 percent of blacks said they had discussed emergency plans with family, compared with 17 percent of Asian-Americans, 16 percent of Latinos and 14 percent of whites. The results suggest minority groups might distrust the government, said researcher David Eisenman, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an associate natural scientist at Rand. “People don’t think they get emergency services if they’re black and Latino as fast as if they’re white,” he said. “There’s certainly a history to show that services are distributed differently across these kind of neighborhoods.” Many members of these groups might have experienced disasters first-hand in other countries, where they didn’t get any help from the government, including the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, Eisenman said. last_img read more

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Spurs boss ahead of Conte on Inter Milan’s managerial wishlist – reports

first_img1 Mauricio Pochettino (right): The Spurs boss is Inter Milan’s first choice at the San Siro Inter Milan have made Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino their number one target ahead of Chelsea’s Antonio Conte, according to reports in Italy.It has been widely reported that Conte is top of Inter’s wish list following their decision to sack Stefano Pioli.Sky Sports Italia claims the Suning Group, Inter’s owners, have set their sights firmly on the 45-year-old former Southampton manager.He led Spurs to a second-place finish in the Premier League and the semi-final of the FA Cup this season and recently refused to comment on the speculation.And now the Nerazzurri are reportedly willing to offer the Argentine boss £8.5m-a-year in a bid to lure him to Serie A.Pochettino has been hailed for the job he has done at Spurs since his arrival in 2014 and was also linked with Manchester United [before they appointed Jose Mourinho last year] and Barcelona, following Luis Enrique’s impending resignation.last_img read more

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Arsenal team news: Predicted XI to face Sunderland in the Premier League

first_img 3. Kieran Gibbs (left wing-back) – Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Arsenal XI, in squad number order, to face Sunderland… 11 20. Shkodran Mustafi (centre-back) 11 14. Theo Walcott (attacking midfield) 11 11 11 11 16. Rob Holding (centre-back) 18. Nacho Monreal (centre-back) 11 11 29. Granit Xhaka (central midfield) 12. Olivier Giroud (striker) 11 11 Arsenal play Sunderland at the Emirates on Tuesday night as they battle to finish in the Premier League’s top four.Currently fifth in the top-flight, the Gunners are set to miss out on Champions League qualification and must win both their remaining games to have a chance of sneaking in ahead of Liverpool or Manchester City.An injury to Alexis Sanchez means the Chilean faces a fitness test, while Laurent Koscielny is likely to miss out due to an Achilles issue.Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla are also out injured.So, who will Wenger pick to face the Black Cats? Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Arsenal XI, in squad number order, to face Sunderland… 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper) 11. Mesut Ozil (attacking midfield) 24. Hector Bellerin (right wing-back) 8. Aaron Ramsey (central midfield) 11last_img read more

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