first_imgBoth teams were neck and neck and by half time the score was 22-21 to the Pepes.Both teams scored seven goals each in the third quarter to leave the Pepes holding a 1 point lead.It went right down to the wire with 8 goals apiece scored in the last quarter from the two teams with the Pepes coming out victors.This is the fourth consecutive win for the Pepes.Today is an off day for all teams.Games resume tomorrow with the Pepes scheduled to take on Northern Ireland at 5pm (7pm PNG time).Photo Credit: Netball Singaporelast_img read more

first_imgThe Ogiek, traditional hunter-gatherers, have been subject to violent evictions from their ancestral homeland in the Mau Forest Complex of western Kenya since the beginning of British colonial rule.The Kenyan government says the evictions are necessary to protect the Mau Forest Complex, an important water catchment.In 2017, after more than 20 years of legal wrangling, the Ogiek won a landmark victory when an international court ruled that the Kenyan government had violated the Ogiek’s right to their ancestral land by evicting them.However, there are signs that the Kenyan government may be backing down from its pledge to abide by the court’s decision. Activists are warning of “an imminent plan” by the government to evict Ogiek from parts of the forest. NAKURU COUNTY, Kenya — Caroline Chepkoeh looked around her idyllic property, perched on a hilltop surrounded by green maize fields as far as the eye can see. A storm front was approaching from the north and the wind swayed the corn stalks and trees alike. The 34-year-old mother of three was bundled up in her winter coat. It’s colder here, she said, and it’s too far to school. Her two youngest children haven’t started nursery school yet because of the distance. “I still have hope that we will return to our land,” she said.Her hope is in the hands of a judge at the High Court of Kenya in Nakuru county, in the highlands of southwestern Kenya. The judge will determine whether Chepkoeh and her family were illegally evicted from their home on the edge of the Mau Forest Complex, the largest montane forest in East Africa. This situation is not uncommon in Chepkoeh’s community; she is an Ogiek, an indigenous group whose members have experienced a dizzying number of evictions from their ancestral homeland in the Mau Forest since the beginning of British colonial rule.Caroline Chepkoeh, 34, an Ogiek mother of three, outside of her home near the Mau Forest Complex in western Kenya. Image by Nathan Siegel for Mongabay.Chepkoeh said she will never forget the most recent eviction. One morning in March, 2016,around 8 a.m., a group of uniformed police officers arrived on her property unannounced, armed with guns. By her account, the police started looting her property and beating her dogs, then doused the houses in gasoline and burned them to the ground. The surrounding community of Isinget, home to some 70 Ogiek families, faced a similar fate. One person was killed during evictions that month and hundreds were made homeless, according to human rights groups. Chepkoeh and her family were fortunate to have another small plot of land in the area to which they could retreat. But they pray that it’s a temporary resettlement. “It was difficult to move to a new place and start from scratch,” she said.last_img read more

first_imgEduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN “This would be one of the sweetest championships for us, apart from the Beeracle.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Chito Victolero, Magnolia ‘stay positive’ ahead of Game 7 Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Coming back from a series deficit is nothing new to San Miguel Beer.The Beermen became the first team in PBA history when they climbed back from a 0-3 hole to clinch the Philippine Cup crown in 2016 in what became known as the “Beeracle.”ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting LATEST STORIES Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast This time, though, the Beermen are once again about to channel that indomitable fighting spirit as they try to win one more game against Magnolia and win their fifth straight Philippine Cup.The Beermen and the Hotshots were locked in a seesaw battle in the first six games of the finals with Magnolia taking Game 1, 99-94, that started off the win-lose trend. SMB tied the series at 3-3 after a 98-86 Game 6 victory on Sunday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We know that we cannot lose hope because we even came back from 0-3 deficit back then,” said San Miguel forward Arwind Santos in Filipino at Araneta Coliseum. “This time we just have to win two straight, and we already got one, so we can get that five-peat we’ve always wanted.”The Beermen faced 3-2 series deficit in Game 5 after Mark Barroca beat the buzzer to give Magnolia an 88-86 win that put a massive scare to their title-retention bid. “Getting that five-peat isn’t impossible as long as we’re together. We’ll lose together and we’ll win together. We won’t waste our chance.”Santos, who went scoreless the first three quarters before finishing with eight points that went with seven rebounds, and two blocks, added that he felt a tinge of nervousness when the moment the Hotshots moved on the cusp of the championship.Back in Game 4, when San Miguel won 114-98, Santos said that they should be the ones to take the series lead but that all went down the drain thanks to Barroca’s clutch shot leaving the Beermen to claw back and force a Game 7.Santos, who’s won seven titles, compared the back-and-forth series to a literal seesaw saying the result of Game 6 gave put the pendulum in a perfect balance.“It’s like we’re playing in a seesaw, first Magnolia’s at the top then, San Miguel, but now we’re balanced,” said Santos. “I hope that if the balloons drop, it will be because we won.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgManchester City beat Wolves to maintain their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League as Manchester United bounced back from their derby mauling with a 1-0 win at Everton.City, riding high after their 6-1 demolition of United last weekend, overcame a a late fightback from Wolves after being reduced to 10 men to secure a 3-1 victory at Eastlands.Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov and Adam Johnson scored the second-half goals for City, who had captain Vincent Kompany sent off for a foul that allowed Wolves’ Stephen Hunt to score from the penalty spot.United banished the memory of last week’s defeat by City with a hard-earned victory at Goodison Park that came courtesy of a first-half goal from Mexican international Javier Hernandez.At Stamford Bridge Arsenal captain Robin van Persie scored a brilliant hat-trick as the Gunners stunned third-placed Chelsea 5-3.SPAINLevante finally lost their first game of the season, 2-0 away to Osasuna, to allow Real Madrid to stay top of La Liga a point ahead of Barcelona.First-half goals from Juan Martinez ‘Nino’ and Alvaro Cejudo were enough to deny Levante an eighth straight league victory.Real Madrid moved top thanks to a 1-0 away win at Real Sociedad with Gonzalo Higuain scoring the winner for his 10th league goal of the season.Real have a one-point lead on unbeaten arch-rivals Barcelona, for whom Lionel Messi starred with a first-half hat-trick in a 5-0 thumping of Mallorca.Levante remain third, two points behind Madrid after the defeat in Pamplona, their first in ten games.An amazing run of seven straight wins, starting with a 1-0 defeat over Madrid in mid-September, had taken them the small Valencia-based side to the top of the league.GERMANYLeague leaders Bayern Munich warmed up for Wednesday’s visit of Napoli in the Champions League with a 4-0 hammering of Bavarian neighbours Nuremberg.It was Bayern’s eighth straight home win as Germany stars Mario Gomez, twice, and Bastian Schweinsteiger, plus France playmaker Franck Ribery, all netted.But the victory may have come at a high cost as Schweinsteiger limped off in the 71st minute and is an injury doubt for Napoli.Schalke 04 take over second, four points behind Bayern, after they enjoyed a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim.Defending champions Dortmund drop to third in the table after they were held 1-1 at Stuttgart, where the kick-off was delayed by 15 minutes as the guests were caught in a motorway traffic jam en route.ITALYJuventus maintained top spot in Serie A and piled the misery on arch rivals Inter Milan with a 2-1 victory at the San Siro.Juve were completing a Milanese double this season having already beaten Milan 2-0.Goals from Mirko Vucinic and Claudio Marchisio either side of a deflected Maicon strike sealed the points for the Old Lady of Turin.For Inter they now have just two wins and five defeats in their eight league matches this season and are now languishing fourth from bottom.Udinese and Lazio kept up the pressure on leaders Juventus by recording victories over Palermo and Cagliari respectively on Sunday to leave them both just a point behind the Old Lady of Turin.NETHERLANDSLeaders AZ Alkmaar’s impressive start to the season continued with a 1-0 win away to Heracles for their ninth win in 11 games. Adam Maher scored an 89th-minute goal to lift the 2009 champions up to 28 points, six clear of PSV Eindhoven, who drew 2-2 with third-placed FC Twente.FRANCEParis Saint Germain, bidding for a first French title since 1994, bolstered those ambitions with a 4-2 win over 10-man Caen, a brace of penalties from Nene helping them to the win at the Parc des Princes to keep the pace-setters three points clear at the top of the table.Montpellier held on to second place by beating Nancy 2-0 with Lille and Lyon three ponits behind.PORTUGALFC Porto and Benfica both notched up their eighth wins from ten games to maintain their joint lead at the top of the table on 23 points, with Porto having the edge on goal difference. Sporting Lisbon are three ponits adrift in third.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000PARIS, France, October 31 – Manchester City maintained their five-point advantage over city rivals United in England where Arsenal prevailed in an eight-goal feast at Chelsea. Real Madrid went top in Spain while in Germany Bayern Munich hammered Bavarian neighbours Nuremberg.ENGLANDlast_img read more

first_imgThe last time Real and Barcelona clashed in the league last April, Ronaldo scored the decisive goal at the Camp Nou as Madrid went on to win the league.But this season Barcelona have begun with ominous intent to reclaim their crown with six straight victories.Perhaps the result of basking in their own triumph, Jose Mourinho’s side instead made a stuttering start with just one win from the first four games but since then they have clicked into gear and Ronaldo has looked more like his old self.The Portuguese had looked moody and introspective, refusing to celebrate some goals with his team-mates and declaring himself unhappy but his winner against Manchester City in the Champions League last month showed his desire was back.And now he is fully primed to face Barca after his successive hat-tricks.“I am very happy with the way we are playing and the victory against Ajax gives us all plenty of confidence while for me personally to score three is vital for my own confidence,” said Ronaldo.“We will go to the Camp Nou which is a very difficult stadium but we have belief in our chances and that we can get a good result. Barca have a very strong side with strength in depth.”His teammate Xabi Alonso admitted that there is no margin for error.“To win will be fantastic and lose, bad, there is no way of hiding the fact. We are aware of the difference in points and so obviously we are going out for the victory but we need to rest and prepare,” he said.Although Barca have a 100 per cent record they have had injury worries to deal with especially in defence.And the bad news to come from their mid-week Champions League win over Benfica was that Carles Puyol will be out of action for up to two months with a dislocated elbow.The talismanic defender was only just returning from a lengthy layoff and is now back in the treatment room along with fellow centre-half Gerard Pique, so it is likely that Javier Mascherano and Alex Song will line up in the heart of the defence on Sunday.Elsewhere unbeaten duo Atletico Madrid and Malaga go head-to-head while high-flying Sevilla and Mallorca, both on 11 points, are against Celta Vigo and Granada respectively.At the other end of the table the situation remains desperate for Espanyol who have just one point and they are now away to Valladolid while Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna immediately above them face each other.Fixtures (all times GMT)FridayCelta Viga v Sevilla (1900)SaturdayRayo Vallecano v Deportivo la Coruna (1400), Valladolid v Espanyol (1600), Zaragoza v Getafe (1800), Real Betis v Real Sociedad (2000)SundayLevante v Valencia (1000), Mallorca v Granada (1400), Athletic Bilbao v Osasuna (1600), Barcelona v Real Madrid (1750), Atletico Madrid v Malaga (1930)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MADRID, Spain, October 5 – Real Madrid face Barcelona in a make-or-break El Clasico this weekend aided by a resurgent Cristiano Ronaldo but acutely aware that defeat would see them trail their bitter enemies by a massive 11 points.Ronaldo has hit form at just the right time, netting three in the 4-1 win at Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday, that haul coming after his hat-trick in the 5-1 La Liga rout of Deportivo La Coruna last weekend.last_img read more

first_imgTomas Rosicky will return for Arsenal against QPR.The Czech midfielder has been absent recently with a thigh problem but is back in the squad for the home clash with Harry Redknapp’s side.Also returning is reserve goalkeeper David Ospina, who will provide the back-up to Wojciech Szczesny after recovering from his own thigh injury.But Arsene Wenger still has several high-profile absentees to contend with.Mikel Arteta (calf), Mesut Ozil (knee), Abou Diaby (calf), Jack Wilshere (ankle) and Serge Gnabry (knee) are all sidelined, while Laurent Koscielny (calf) and Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) will miss out against QPR, but could return for the remaining festive games against West Ham or Southampton. Tomas Rosicky 1last_img read more

first_img Steve Evans Leeds have made two written bids for players as they look to reinvest money received from the sale of Sam Byram.Byram, 22, was sold to Premier League side West Ham on Wednesday for an undisclosed fee, understood to be £3.7million, and head coach Steve Evans has revealed club president Massimo Cellino’s bid to strengthen is on-going.“We’ve made a couple of offers in writing,” Evans told the club’s official website.“We’ve had feedback on one of those (on Thursday) morning.“When the president comes out of his meetings he’ll be active on that. There’s another one we’re waiting to hear back from, but we’re actively pursuing another couple.“To supporters, it may look like ‘Sam goes out and nothing comes in’, but the reality is far from it.“The Sam Byram money is available right now, but we have to bring in the right players.“We’ve earmarked targets and, whether it be now or the summer, we will try and sign these players.“Two or three of the names have never been mentioned in the press, which is positive, and shows that the conversations have remained between me and the president.“There’s no doubt we want to add players who can make a difference but I can’t succumb to pressure from the outside.”Evans has extended midfielder Liam Bridcutt’s loan spell from Sunderland until the end of the season and drafted in Middlesbrough winger Mustapha Carayol on loan so far during the transfer window.LISTEN: Steve Evans on Drive – Leeds United boss on Sam Byram, transfers, his job and more 1last_img read more

first_imgSYLMAR – An assistant soccer coach at Sylmar High School was being held Friday on $1.1 million bail after he was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a student, police said. Eduardo Colocho, 27, was taken into custody Thursday at the Borden Avenue campus, said Jim Morris, a local superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Sylmar High students received letters to take home to parents to explain the situation, Morris said. “Our first priority is the safety and well-being with students,” Morris said. “We want to work very hard to keep open lines with parents and our community.” “I look at teachers differently now – especially the men,” said sophomore Cynthia Tafolla, 15. With a sister who was once captain of the soccer team, 15-year-old Steven Villa recalled attending her games and seeing Colocho root for players as they scored goals and always being a positive force on the sidelines. The allegations had him second-guessing other teachers on campus and their actions. “Now I will wonder when teachers tap my back and say, “You did a good job,” he said. “I’m going to wonder if they’re doing it in a good way or a bad way.” Anyone with information about the case can call the Los Angeles Police Department’s Juvenile Division at (213) 847-5358. On weekends or evenings, call (877) 529- 3855. (818) 713-3746160Want 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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsMorris said counselors will be available Monday to talk with students and staff about their concerns and the allegations. Colocho has worked at the 3,600-student school for seven years in a variety of jobs, including educational aide and office technician. He also was an assistant coach for the soccer team. When 17-year-old Leslie Tapia learned the news, she remembered him as the kind man she met this year while trying out for the girl’s soccer team. The allegations left her feeling queasy about adults at school. “I’m not OK with it,” the senior said. “Now I know you can’t be safe in your school.” Her sentiments were echoed by some other students, who cast a skeptical eye to school staff when they learned of Colocho’s arrest. last_img read more

first_imgA court used lack of Family and Medical Leave Act training to award double damages When a manager learns that one of her employees is in the hospital for several days, that’s almost always enough information for the employer to have an inkling that the employee may need Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.But one employer didn’t think so. And the penalty for its mistake was costly. Let me explain.The FactsGrace worked for the Center for Human Development (CHD) in western Massachusetts. On a moment’s notice, she became hospitalized due to a mental health condition. Upon her admission to the hospital, Grace asked her son, Jim, to call CHD to report that she was in the hospital and unable to report to work.Being the good son he was, Jim called CHD that same day. And the next day. And the day after that.Not only did Jim talk to his mom’s direct supervisor . . . but his boss . . . and the boss’s boss. Each time, he made clear that his mom was ill, in the hospital and could not come to work. After a few days, Jim shared that his mom could speak, though she was “unintelligible.”To continue reading this article on, please click here.last_img read more

first_imgBianca Andreescu of Canada holds the championship trophy during the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the Women’s Singles final against Serena Williams of the United States on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK, United States — Teenager Bianca Andreescu became Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion Saturday with a rollercoaster 6-3, 7-5 win over 23-time major champion Serena Williams in the US Open final.The 19-year-old Andreescu became the youngest Grand Slam winner since Svetlana Kuznetsova at the 2004 US Open, handing Williams a fourth consecutive defeat in the final of a major to again deny her a record-equaling 24th Slam title.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s so hard to explain in words but I’m just beyond grateful and truly blessed. I’ve worked really, really hard for this moment,” said Andreescu, who had won just two Grand Slam matches ahead of her US Open main draw debut. She improved her record over top-10 opponents this season to 8-0 and will rise to a career-high ranking of fifth on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotel“This year has been a dream come true. Being able to play on this stage against Serena, a true legend of the sport, is amazing.“It wasn’t easy at all. I tried to prepare my best like I do every match, I tried not to focus on who I’m playing. I’m really proud of how I dealt with everything.” Andreescu, who wasn’t even born when Williams won her maiden Slam at the 1999 US Open, responded with a comfortable hold, a pattern that repeated itself until the Canadian threatened to run away with the opening set.Serving at 2-4, Williams erased five break points with a combination of aces and booming groundstrokes but Andreescu was knocking on the door once more as the American served to stay in the set.A forehand winner earned the youngster a set point, and Williams duly her gifted her the opener with another double fault.Andreescu had failed to even reach the main draw at Flushing Meadows the past two years, twice falling in the first qualifying round, and her confidence continued to flow as she surged 2-0 ahead in the second — Williams again doubled-faulting on break point.That prompted forlorn looks from the Williams box, where her close friend Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was seated alongside sister Venus and fashion titan Anna Wintour.The American carved out four opportunities to hit back the following game, benefiting from a huge stroke of luck when a forehand brushed the tape and trickled over to haul herself back on serve.Undeterred, Andreescu promptly regained the initiative with another break and looked to be marching towards the title when she followed a routine hold by again breaking the Williams serve for a 5-1 lead.Andreescu brought up championship point in the ensuing game, but Williams smacked a forehand winner to stay alive and then rattled off 14 of 17 points to peg her opponent back at 5-all.“I was just fighting at that point, just trying to stay out there a little bit longer,” said Williams, feeding off the energy of 24,000 cheering fans as she briefly sparked hopes of an incredible comeback.“The fans started cheering so hard it made me start playing a little bit better and fighting a little bit more.” View comments LATEST STORIES The Canadian stemmed the bleeding by holding for 6-5 and an errant Williams backhand handed Andreescu two more shots at the title. Williams saved the first with an ace but Andreescu secured victory on the next with a blistering forehand return. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX Mighty Tigers Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA Andreescu tied Monica Seles, who lifted the 1990 Roland Garros trophy in her fourth major, for the record as the fastest player to win her first Slam title in the Open era.Williams, 37, suffered a second finals loss in a row at Flushing Meadows, after a 2018 defeat against Naomi Osaka best remembered for a furious tirade against chair umpire Carlos Ramos.“Bianca played an unbelievable match, I am so proud and happy for you. It was incredible tennis out there. If anyone could win this, outside of Venus, I’m happy it’s Bianca,” Williams said.Appearing in a 33rd Grand Slam final, and fourth since the last of her 23 major titles, Williams made an inauspicious start at Arthur Ashe Stadium by conceding her opening service game with successive double faults.Generous SerenaADVERTISEMENT Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature MOST READ Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more