30 11 19

first_imgFlags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village pic.twitter.com/NxOyccIS2A— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) August 19, 2017At 40, returning boxing pound-for-pound great Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have diminished skills, but his confidence remains as high as ever.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutComing off an almost two-year layoff from the sport, “Money” is making a comeback to the ring next week against Irish superstar and UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor in a crossover match for the ages at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension RELATED STORY:Mayweather warns of hefty fine if McGregor kicks him in their fight With such an extended period of time away from professional competition, many thought the seasoned boxer would require a stricter training camp to make up for his long absence. Instead, the ever-brash undefeated fighter recently invited his fans on social media to party with him at his own strip club, ahead of the monumental fight.“Come hang out with me Tonight at “GIRL COLLECTION” and ask me anything you want, live & in person!” he wrote, adding he’d be at the venue on Aug. 17 until the 28th.Just to make sure there was no error there, Mayweather clarified that he was indeed praying the whole week before his next fight.“That’s right… I’m partying the entire week before my fight all the way through to next Monday following my fight ONLY at Girl Collection!!!!” his message read.His opponent, McGregor, on the other hand, hasn’t been too modest either, claiming the undefeated fighter won’t  even get past the first round. /raADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games: Kayla Richardson skips 100m dash, targets 200m gold Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement00:50Trending Articles01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more

30 11 19

first_imgFILE PHOTO from FIBA.comPerlas Pilipinas wrapped up its 2017 Southeast Asian Games campaign in style, decimating Vietnam, 118-44, Friday at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.The victory kept the Filipinos in the running for at least a bronze medal finish with their 4-2 card.ADVERTISEMENT Huynh Thi Ngoan led the still winless Vietnam (0-4) with nine points in the defeat.The Scores:PERLAS PILIPINAS 118 – Resultay 26, Dy 23, Pontejos 15, Castro 12, Animam 8, Almazan 6, Bernardino 6, Cabinbin 6, Tongco 6, Abaca 4, Sambile 4, Lim 2.VIETNAM 44 – Huynh 9, Trat 8, Nguyen TCT 7, Bui THT 4, Nguyen TLV 4, Nguyen TTD 4, Bui KN 2, Linh 2, Nguyen NB 2, Tran 2, Pham TDT 0, Pham TTB 0.Quarters: 20-21, 52-23, 86-33, 118-44.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Nocturnal animal Mayweather visits strip club Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Cindy Resultay caught fire and unfurled 26 points, eight steals, three rebounds, and three assists, while Raiza Rose Dy contributed 23 markers.Janine Pontejos came off the bench and added 15 points and four steals, while Claire Castro got 12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnalyn Almazan controlled the boards with six markers and 12 rebounds.Perlas got it done on defense and outscored the Vietnamese, 32-2, in the second quarter to turn a 20-21 deficit into a 52-23 halftime edge which ballooned to the final spread of 74. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

28 11 19

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ In a video uploaded on his Instagram account, Irving recalled how he wore the classic Nike Zoom Kobe V “Bruce Lee” kicks—patterned after the martial artist’ iconic yellow track suit—during the Nike Extravaganza event when he was 17 years old. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Eight years later, the shoes remain one of Irving’s favorite and he decided to implement the vibrant colorway to his own signature line.“This is an honor and a blessing and I can’t wait to share it to the world,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kobe x Kyrie Bruce Lee. More tonight on youtube. pic.twitter.com/plIhkaLLOg— Pinoe (@Pinoe77) August 11, 2017Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving shares an affinity for retired legend Kobe Bryant and this transcends even to the shoe realm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 25-year-old 4-time NBA All Star unveiled his latest Nike Kyrie 3 “Bruce Lee”  colorway on Friday (Saturday in Manila) as a tribute to the Laker great.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo #KicksStalker: A ‘homecoming’ for the Hyperdunk ’17 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

28 11 19

first_imgA quick roundup of what’s hot around the globe this month. Choose fromthe hottest events, shows and happenings in the world of music, art,cinema, literature, sport, fashion, wine and food.IndiaAPR 01 to 15Capture the scenic and striking spring season at the Tulip Festival, held each year in Srinagar. This time of year beautifully captures the mood of the fete. The arresting sight of vivid and vibrant tulips mesmerise the spectators, daily cultural programs including folk songs enthrall the audiences, and traditional artefact and Kashmiri cuisine stalls keep the visitors happy and engaged.IrelandAPR 02 to 05Experience what it feels like to float in air at the Trim Hot Air Balloon Fiesta which is being held at Porch Field close to Trim Castle. A variety of uniquely shaped hot air balloons such as a giant chick and bunny will be in the air. Evening times are for special shows. The fiesta also has events such as egg hunts, duck racing, face-painting, so take part in it with your family and enjoy as much as you can.USAAPR 03Don’t miss the opportunity to revisit your childhood at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt which has blossomed into one of the most beautiful events. Sniff out clues to find the eggs hidden around Fort Myers Beach in Florida and make merry. Guests are in for a treat as the Easter Bunny pays a visit! Return back home with a brightly decorated Easter basket.USAAPR 10If you are in Washington this summer then make sure you see the wonderful Daffodil Festival Floral Street Parade as it returns with the theme of Carousel of Spring. In its 78th year, the highlights of the show are magnificent floats decorated with flowers and marching bands moving across the cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting. Don’t miss out on all-day-long fun activities.advertisementFranceAPR 11Let your sporting spirits soar up and high at the annual Paris Marathon beginning at the Champs Elysees and concluding at the Avenue Foch. The marathon has more than 35,000 runners and an equally higher number of people cheering up for the participants. A pasta party is held for runners before the race. Visit the fair for all kinds of sportswear on sale and demonstrations of sports equipment.IndiaAPR 13Celebrated with the advent of the spring season, Baisakhi dates back to the 17th century when Guru Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa. Sikhs around the country visit gurdwaras and pay their reverence, and later gather the spiritual processions. Evenings are meant for fun as people take part in bhangra and gidda dances. Some even celebrate the day with ritualistic bathing, feasting and worshipping.SingaporeAPR 15 to 24Singapore shines with stars as artists and actors from across the globe gather for Singapore International Film Festival. Highlighting the best cinema from Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America and the Middle East, the gala event culminates in the silver screen ceremony, awarding the best films and filmmakers. Fiction, documentary, animation, features and short films are showcased.UKAPR 19 to 21The London Book Fair is clearly an event for book worms. It attracts publishers, booksellers, technicians, writers and students from across the world. You can attend educational programmes and seminars which will give a great insight into the publishing firms, chat with authors and get your books autographed or be one of the first to know about new titles from overseas.AustriaAPR 21 to 22Be at Ischgl in Austria for the rather unique and enthralling Gastronomy World Ski Championship where you can watch bartenders, waiters, chefs, hoteliers and restaurateurs ski down the slopes. For the first time this year the participants will also have the chance to compete in teams. But the best part about the championship is Idalp show stage where chefs demonstrate their skills.BelgiumAPR 23 to 26Established as a leading European platform for contemporary art since 1982, artbrussels, featuring international artists has turned into a potpourri of creative medleys! A dynamic fusion of ideas, foreign talent get ample chance to present themselves to Belgian collectors, and local artists get to introduce themselves to global clients. The fair has 125 galleries and work by artists from over 20 countries.South Africa APR 24TO27Don’t miss the South African Cheese Festival, where you can feast on a varied assortment of cheese on offer! A picturesque farm Bien Donne–between Paarl and Franschhoek—hosts this festival. Savour new tastes or look out for that perfect cheese combo with other delicacies—wine, nuts and olives, to name a few! Taste scrumptious meals prepared by celebrated South African chefs.IndiaAPR 24Gear up to enjoy Thrissur Pooram in Kerala, one of the biggest temple festivals in the state. An explosion of fireworks welcomes the first rays of the sun, hinting at the commencement of revelry as the orchestra strikes up and elephants emerge from the temples. Adorned with exquisite jewels and brightly-coloured silk, they carry statues of deities around Thrissur.advertisementlast_img read more

28 11 19

first_imgBarely seven months after becoming the second most costliest team in the Indian Premier League, Kochi franchisee’s chapter is all set to end as the IPL Governing Council meets in Nagpur to take a call on the outfit’s fate.The investor group of the franchisee, which was bought for a staggering sum of Rs 1533.33 crore, had written to the BCCI informing them of their intention to withdraw from the IPL, two days before the expiry of the 30-day notice period (which ends today), issued to them by the Cricket Board to sort out their internal differences.The IPL’s Governing Council will meet in Nagpur on Sunday to discuss the issue and is likely to float a new tender for a replacement team.”The IPL Kochi team has sent a letter to BCCI President Shashank Manohar withdrawing from the league. The IPL Governing Council will now deliberate on the issue and take a decision on the matter,” a top BCCI source had earlier told PTI.The BCCI, which had, on October 10, expelled Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals from the IPL for allegedly violating contractual agreements, had given the IPL team 30 days to sort out its problems but the wrangling within the consortium continued.The investors in the consortium — Anchor Earth, Parinee Developers, Rosy Blue and Film Wave — hold 74 per cent of the equity. .The remaining 26 per cent lies with the Gaikwad family — Shailendra, his brother Ravi and their parents all part of Rendezvous Sports World — as free equity for services rendered while bidding.advertisementIt is this 26 per cent which has become a bone of contention among the stakeholders as the investors are in no mood to give free equity to Gaikwad family.The Gaikwads, on their part, have refused to part with the equity.The BCCI has made it clear that eight teams will take part in the fourth edition of the league scheduled from April 8, just six days after the World Cup.However, the BCCI did not specify whether Kochi has pulled out.BCCI vice-President Rajiv Shukla had said the Board has received “certain letters” from the consortium’s stakeholders and a final decision on the troubled team would be taken on November 28.”I can only say that BCCI President (Shashank Manohar) has received certain letters from the Kochi stakeholders.Keeping that in mind a meeting of the IPL Governing Council has been convened on November 28 in Nagpur where a final decision will be taken on Kochi,” Shukla had said.”Subsequently whatever steps are to be taken will be taken,” he added.Asked whether the BCCI has made up its mind to expel the team from the IPL, Shukla had said, “that right to decide lies with the Governing Council. I can’t say on that.”last_img read more