YOG: 18th seed Oliva places 6th in women’s 400m freestyle final

first_imgMOST READ “Making the finals is really special. We didn’t expect this, she is the first Filipina to have four QTAs (qualifying time A) in the YOG,” said Philippine Swimming Inc. president Lani Velasco, thankful for the financial support that the Philippine Sports Commission had given to Oliva. “She is the future of Philippine swimming.”Up next for Oliva, a junior high at St. Francis School in Mountainview, California, is the Southeast Asian age group swimming championships in Cambodia in July 2019 prior to the Philippine hosting of the 30th SEA Games.She will also swim in the Olympic trials in the United States come March and work on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Oliva’s father, Mark, bared that her daughter got an offer to swim for the US national team in the YOG.“Nicole told them (US swim officials) that she has already signed up for the Philippines in the Youth Olympics,” said the elder Oliva, who saw Nicole’s potential at a very early age when a lifeguard in a Cebu beach resort offered to teach their daughter how to swim more than 15 years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Oliva placed sixth out of eight finalists in the race and clocked four minutes and 16.61 seconds, definitely a surprise act for the California-based Filipina, who was seeded 18th in the event.“I’m happy about the turnout. I just want to enjoy my experience here,” said Oliva, who, apart from the 400m, qualified in three other freestyle events—100m, 200m and 800m.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 ChrissShe also made it to the finals of the 200m free on Wednesday before topping her heat in the 400m early Friday in 4:16.72 to advance to the medal race.Ajna Kesely of Hungary captured the 400m free gold medal in 4:07.14 with Argentina’s Delfina Pignatiello (4:10.40) and Marlene Kahler of Austria (4:12.48) settling for the silver and bronze. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Over at the archery range in Technopolis, Nicole Tage will pair Hendrik Oun of Estonia at the start of their mixed international event on Saturday while Kiteboarder Christian Tio ended up third twice in three rounds to keep himself in strong contention for a medal.Meanwhile, Yuka Sao and Carl Janno Corpus will start their campaign in the team event at the Hurlingham Club here.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Murphy on incident with Abueva: ‘I’m not a dirty player’ Nicole Justine Marie Oliva. June Navarro/INQUIRER PHOTOBUENOS AIRES—Nicole Justine Marie Oliva had to forgo a mind-boggling offer from the United States to represent the Philippines in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.That decision made the country doubly proud on Friday after the 16-year-old figured in the finals of the women’s 400-meter freestyle against the best under-18 tankers in the world.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: PH’s Dominguez, Oliva freestyle poomsae l (FULL PERFORMANCE) PLAY LIST 03:34SEA Games 2019: PH’s Dominguez, Oliva freestyle poomsae l (FULL PERFORMANCE)01:06SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

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Saints victim to bad call, as well as their own mistakes

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.New Orleans Saints fans received something they never wanted Sunday. Their very own “Tuck Rule.”When officials held their flags as cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman blatantly interfered with Tommylee Lewis along the sideline, it helped the Los Angeles Rams to a 26-23 NFC championship game overtime win over New Orleans.The Saints were forced to settle for a game-tying 31-yard field goal by Will Lutz, leaving enough time for …last_img

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 5, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180305_RyanMartinNot a bad start to the week. It’s a little chilly, but we have a nice batch of sun once again. Do not be deceived, though: this week will feel much more like winter than spring. A strong storm complex moving out of the northern plains this morning, tracking across the upper Midwest and Great Lakes, bringing some moisture and significantly colder air to the region. In fact, we will spend most of this week below normal on temps over a majority of Ohio.So, running through it, we start with plenty of sunshine across the state today. Winds will slowly move more to the southeast this afternoon and should increase in magnitude which may allow for a few more degrees on the topside of our temperatures than what we saw this past weekend.Clouds thicken up tonight and we see scattered precipitation breaking out over the state after midnight. With the timing, we think it is likely that most of the precipitation starts as wet snow, except southwest Ohio. We can see light, wet snow through sunrise Tuesday morning, and there can be some rain or sleet mixing in south of I-70. Moisture availability is such that we don’t think there will be much accumulation, but perhaps we see a fresh coating in some spots north of I-70 on cars and grassy surfaces. Liquid equivalent precipitation will only be a few hundredths to a tenth or two with coverage no better than 60%. The biggest issue will be the speed at which the cold air comes rushing in.The cold air looks to park over Ohio for most of the rest of the week. Cold dominates tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday at least, and there is a chance we don’t really even get to break free on Friday. The map above shows temperatures compared to normal at midday on Thursday. With the cold air tomorrow night and Wednesday, we have just a little bit of moisture coming back that can trigger some light snow and flurry action over 60% of the state. We think we can see a coating to an inch or two in a large chunk of Ohio, and in NE Ohio, we can see 2-4” in lake enhancement areas. The snows for midweek look better here than to our west, and that is a testament to the cold air that sits over the top of us. Wednesday will likely be a day with some travel and weather challenges. Temps will struggle to break the lower 30s tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday over nearly all of the state. Only far south central Ohio has a chance to run toward 40. Thursday we should see sunshine reappear over western Ohio areas, but we stay chilly right on through Friday.Saturday we see a system working by to the south. This will bring clouds to the southern half of the state, and some scattered showers from I-70 southward. The heaviest rains will be in far south central Ohio, near the river, where we can see up to a quarter of an inch. The rest of areas that see scattered showers will be more like a few hundredths to a tenth or to. The closer you get to I-70, the lesser chance of rain we have Saturday, and north of I-70, we should stay dry. Another surge of rain brings up to half an inch of moisture to southeast Ohio Sunday, but the rest of the state just features a mix of clouds and sun.The rest of our 10 day window looks pretty dry, and south winds moderate temps nicely. We have full sun and dry weather in for next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. High pressure will be in place at midweek next week, and should promote sunshine on into the second half of the week. The high may drop temps just a bit for midweek, as it looks to have Canadian origins. But still, it is a big pattern improvement over this week. We do see a significant front in the extended period around the 17th. The low passes by to the NW and that is where the heaviest precipitation will be (in the upper Midwest) but we still think we have to look for .25”-.75” rain potential across Indiana. We follow that up with another stronger storm complex for the 19th into the 20th.last_img read more

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Return to top four won’t be easy for Chiefs, Altas

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Mapua lost for the ninth straight time last Friday when the Cardinals dropped a 70-88 decision to the San Beda Red Lions. Leo Gabo, Denniel Aguirre and JP Nieles will be counted upon to turn Mapua’s fortunes around.The Stags are coming off an 81-69 drubbing of Emilio Aguinaldo College on Friday in a game where Michael Calisaan fired 19 points.But the Altas are also coming into the game with plenty of confidence, having beaten Letran, 88-82, in overtime also on Friday with Most Valuable Player race leader Prince Eze leading the way with another double-double.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles02:11CJ Peralta assures fair decision on Marcos poll protest vs Robredo01:37Protesters 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 Ceres: Mission possible vs Tajiks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Arellano and Perpetual Help try to continue their climb back to the top four as they clash with separate rivals on Tuesday in NCAA Season 93 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Outlasting third-ranked Jose Rizal University last Thursday, 115-110, in double overtime, the Chiefs hope to inflict more misery on a shorthanded Mapua squad at 2 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next The Altas have a tougher assignment in the San Sebastian Stags, who can claim solo fourth with a victory in the 4 p.m. clash.“I just hope we stay consistent,” said Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera after the Chiefs pulled the rug from under the Heavy Bombers.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 shutout“We have to keep improving if we want to contend for a Final Four spot,” added CodiñeraThe Chiefs are pinning their hopes on veterans Kent Salado, Lervin Flores, Allen Enriquez and Zach Nicholls, although Kraniel Victoria and Archie Concepcion have also proven that they can deliver down the stretch. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READlast_img read more

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10 months ago​Nasri set to earn West Ham deal after Wilshere injury

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Nasri set to earn West Ham deal after Wilshere injuryby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSamir Nasri is getting closer to earning a contract at West Ham United.With news that Jack Wilshere will be out for a while with another injury, the Hammers are speeding up plans to offer Nasri a deal.The veteran has come through a drugs ban and is available on a free transfer.The Evening Standard suggests that boss Manuel Pellegrini wants Nasri to add some creativity to his midfield.The Frenchman has previous Premier League experience with Arsenal and Manchester City. last_img

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Jamaicans Being Trained in Traffic Crash Investigation

first_img Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Ministry is working closely with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), to ensure that Jamaicans can be trained in black-box analysis and traffic crash investigation by June 2018. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Ministry is working closely with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), to ensure that Jamaicans can be trained in black-box analysis and traffic crash investigation by June 2018. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague, says the Ministry is working closely with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), to ensure that Jamaicans can be trained in black-box analysis and traffic crash investigation by June 2018.This, he said, will give stakeholders, such as insurance companies, private- and public-sector investigators and vehicle fleet managers a better understanding of the circumstances leading up to fatal road crashes.“Jamaica will be, in the very near future, providing the world with highly trained and skilled traffic accident investigators, analysts and reconstructionists,” the Minister told the gathering at the 7th International Road Federation Caribbean Regional Congress, held at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in St. James on May 8.“We have been analysing the black boxes of motor vehicles involved in traffic crashes and the information gleaned in some cases is heart-wrenching. There have been cases with drivers travelling at speeds above 122 kilometres per hour and executing manoeuvres that proved perilous,” he added.Mr. Montague added that the sudden nature and small time frame in which traffic crashes occur, “makes it difficult for persons not to be injured if the motor vehicles are travelling at exponential speeds”.The Minister said it is intolerable for persons to be travelling at enormous speeds when there are designated speed limits along the road network.“As a Government, we take road safety very seriously. We are making every effort to ensure we are able to determine and combat the causes of traffic crashes. Currently, we use the ‘Human-Environment-Vehicle Model’ to ensure that we can ascertain trends in the traffic environment, so that the requisite measures can be developed and deployed,” he said.Black Boxes are data recorders that preserve inputs from the vehicle’s sensors. This often includes the five to 10 seconds before an accident occurs. After an accident, the data can be downloaded and stored to help determine conditions that contributed to the crash.The Minister said that since the start of the year, some 108 persons have been killed in traffic crashes, noting that the crashes were predominantly due to poor decisions or choices made by the driver.“Let me remind everyone that whenever a traffic crash occurs, it causes grave imbalances to the socio-economic fabric of the nation. Traffic crashes have the potential of destroying families, hence I beseech every Jamaican to drive for the family,” he implored.“Road safety is everybody’s business, so I expect every motorist and passenger to be buckled, and wearing the respective protective gears as they operate in the traffic environment,” Mr. Montague added.The Minister also issued a stern warning to drivers and passengers, cautioning them against the deadly habit of not wanting to “always wear their seatbelts”.“Remember, that seatbelt provides 50 per cent of safety and the air bag provides 10 per cent. This means if your vehicle is equipped with both, you are travelling with 60 per cent of safety,” he pointed out. Story Highlights This, he said, will give stakeholders, such as insurance companies, private- and public-sector investigators and vehicle fleet managers a better understanding of the circumstances leading up to fatal road crashes. last_img read more

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Manitoba premier mulls expanded cannabis ban to include sprays and more

first_imgWINNIPEG — “I’ve never seen this before.”Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, sitting in his legislature office for a year-end interview, is looking at a 15-ml container of cannabis spray. It’s one of the ways through which recreational cannabis can be consumed since legalization in October.It is discreet, quick, smokeless and — perhaps surprisingly under Manitoba law — legal to consume in most public places.“My lunch could be really good,” Pallister jokes before handing it back to the reporter who brought it to him.The premier has said on more than one occasion he’s more of a beer man.Pallister’s Progressive Conservative government is not alone in having to adjust to the complex realities of legalized recreational cannabis.Across the country, governments have had to set down rules on where pot can be smoked, vaped, dripped, sprayed, eaten and sold. Police forces scrambled to get equipment to test motorists for the drug.Pallister considers the Manitoba model for retail outlets a success. The province charges a wholesale markup and regulates distribution and sales, while the private sector operates the stores. And while every province has experienced supply shortages, retailers in Manitoba have not faced the same scarcity as those in Quebec, Ontario and other jurisdictions.More than a dozen stores opened in Manitoba in the weeks following legalization. They are run by four companies that had been selected earlier.Pallister expects more retailers to be approved in the new year with the aim of eating into the long-established black market.“We’ve got to get the black market out of this stuff, or (else) why are we doing it?”One area where Manitoba has been caught off guard is in public consumption. Many other provinces have banned using cannabis in any form in most public areas, but Manitoba’s law was written specific to smoking or vaping (except in vehicles, boats and schools, where all consumption is prohibited).As a result, it’s open season for cannabis oil, sprays, gels and capsules.“I thought oils were with edibles and not available until next year (under federal law),” Pallister said.The federal government delayed legalizing sales of edibles until sometime in 2019, although people are already allowed to make their own with legally purchased cannabis. Manitoba Justice Minister Cliff Cullen has said the province is considering expanding the ban on public consumption to cover all forms of cannabis. Pallister said a decision has not yet been made.“We’ll have to inquire and find out.”Steve Lambert, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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