Triathlete dies in Cebu Ironman

first_img“We are still gathering information,” Uytengsu said.The Ironman race in Cebu also had a casualty back in 2012. –With reports from Christian Orellano and Norman MendozaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Tragedy struck in the 2017 Ironman 70.3 Philippines when a triathlete passed away during the gruelling race Sunday at Shangri-La Mactan here.In a report by Cebu Daily News, the athlete, who was participating in the men’s 45-49 category, suddenly stopped on his tracks during the 1.9-kilometer swim course and was seen waving his hands, calling the attention of the race marshals who immediately swam to him.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Triathlete dies in Cebu Ironman OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippine Red Cross identified the athlete as Eric Nadal Mediavillo, 47, from PMMA Multi Sport team.Mediavillo was unconscious when he was brought to shore. Paramedics still tried to revive the triathlete before rushing him to Mactan Doctor’s Hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival at 9:47 a.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of one of our athletes following the Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu. The athlete required medical attention during the swim portion of Sunday’s race and was properly transported to a nearby hospital where they were treated. Our condolences go out to the athlete’s family and friends, whom we will continue to support,” the organizers said in a statement.Sunrise Events founder Wilfred Steven Uytengsu said the organizers were still investigating the incident. MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as herlast_img read more

Sugar workers picket President’s office for increase in wages

first_imgLed by their unions, thousands of sugar workers attached to the Albion, Blairmont and Uitvlugt Sugar Estates downed tools on Tuesday demanding an increase in their wages.Sugar workers during the picketing exercise in front of the Ministry of the PresidencyWhile some remained at their various posts, some picketed the Ministry of Presidency reiterating their calls as they demand that President David Granger intervenes.Speaking at the protest line, President of the Guyana Agriculture and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand, stated that the Government ought not to ignore the plight of the workers who are employed by a State-owned enterprise— the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).Some sugar workers who lined the road in front of the Ministry of the Presidency on Tuesday morning to peacefully protest for a hike in their pay“There has been a stagnancy of wages in the sugar belt since 2014 and we are now in 2019. The last increase in pay was in 2014. This Government took over in 2015 amid a promise that the workers will receive an increase and sugar is too big to fail”.He stated that the APNU/AFC coalition, since it took office in 2015, has done more harm than good to the thousands of persons employed in the sugar belt and that many persons continue to suffer as a result of the Administration’s actions or lack thereof.A sugar worker proudly displaying his banner during the picketing exercise calling for the rights of sugar workers to be upheld“We are sending a message to the President that you need to award the sugar workers, at last, an increase. We have a claim before GuySuCo which we hope they would discuss with us but we have not been able to address the issue of wage and salary because GuySuCo said they are waiting on further instruction. So we have no commitment from them, no position as to whether they will grant an increase or not but we know that the President makes a difference in this matter”.Protesters holding a banner that calls for caretaker President David Granger to end discrimination and allow sugar workers to benefit from increases in their payChand further stated that over two months ago, his Union sent a petition to caretaker President Granger, and he promised to have that petition addressed by the GuySuCo first and then inform the GAWU afterwards as to decisions being made.However, to date, the Union has not received any feedback from President Granger, other than an acknowledgement of his receipt of this petition and his commitment to respond to representatives of the Union in that regard.“So we have that, we have no response, and then we have attempts by the Government to hoodwink the public and the workers to say that the Board of GuySuCo will have to decide on this question. The Board of GuySuCo is a creature of this Government and the appointees there are all selected by the Government despite one who represents the Union and whatever they are told to do they will do. To say that the Board will give an increase, as I said, is just not sincere because the Board is incapable of dealing with it,” the GAWU Head added.Agriculture Minister Noel Holder has already said that sugar workers may not benefit from an increase like the rest of public servants because GuySuCo does not have money.last_img read more

Acakoro, Kitale face off in Chapa Dimba final

first_img0Shares0000Nasambu Harriet of Barcelona Ladies (Right) tackles Marondo Agnelta of KitaleQueens (left) during the semifinals of Chapa Dimba na Safaricom at Kinoru stadiumin Meu. Kitale Queens won 6-1.MERU, Kenya, June 21 – Nairobi’s Acakoro Ladies and Kitale Queens from Rift Valley will on Sunday fight for the National glory in the girls grand finale of the ongoing Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom National finals.Kitale Queens qualified for the finals after thrashing Barcelona Ladies 6-1 in a one- sided semifinal held today at Kinoru Stadium, Meru County. Metrine Nanjala netted the opening goal for the energized Kitale Queens in the 20th minute before Daisy Busia scored the second in the 38th minute, the first half ending 2-0.The second half saw Peris Nafula and Agneta Marondo each score a brace for Kitale Queens in 65th and 72nd minutes, and 70th and 82nd minutes respectively. Barcelona’s star Jane Njeri scored a late penalty for her team in the 91st, the match ending 6-1.“This was a good game though it did not go our way. We are glad we did our best. Our supportive fans gave energy to the players, boosting their morale and the girls responded accordingly. The game was not just on our side,” said Emman Gullat, Coach, Barcelona Ladies.Acakoro Ladies also booked a date in the grand finale after displaying a skillful match against Changamwe Ladies wining 4-2 in regulation time. Sylvia Makhungu gave the Nairobians an early lead scoring a set-piece in the 19th minute before Catherine Awuor netted a hat-trick in the 21st, 35th & 93rd minutes.Changamwe Ladies dominated the second half with Saumu Kahindi and Nancy Akinyi scoring at 46th & 50th minutes respectively to see the match end at 4-2.‘We played very well today and won the semis. We have a tough opponent in the finals but we will do our best,” said Carol Auma, Captain Acakoro Ladies.The losing Semifinalists, Barcelona Ladies and Changamwe Ladies pocketed Ksh250,000 cash reward each. The winner in the Sunday’s finals will take home Ksh 1 million while the losing finalist will walk away with Ksh 500,000 among other individualized prizes.The boys’ semifinals will be played tomorrow (Saturday) where Al-Ahly FC from Rift Valley will face South B United from Nairobi as Kisumu’s finest Manyatta United prepare to take on Western Champions, Lugari Blue Saints.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

In-form Liverpool won’t be distracted by top-four race, insists Rodgers

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists his side are not thinking about their battle for Champions League qualification, and will just focus on maintaining their current high-flying form.The Reds extended their unbeaten Premier League run to 12 games with a 2-0 victory over Burnley on Wednesday night, thanks to Jordan Henderson’s wonder-strike and a header from returning striker Daniel Sturridge.Another three points at Anfield sees the Merseysiders keep pace with fourth place Manchester United, whose boss Louis van Gaal this week admitted his side are in a “rat-race” for the top four, with Arsenal and Tottenham also in contention.In-form Liverpool have been tipped as favourites for a place, but Rodgers insists his side will not be distracted by their competition and will only look to continue their brilliant run for the remainder of the season.“I’m not so worried about us being favourites or not, for us it’s more about the level of our performance,” said the Reds boss.“We’re very focussed at the minute, we’re playing our game at a high level, the players are confident and we look really exciting going forward.“Now we’re coming into a stage of the season we’re really looking forward to and enjoy.“We’ve got ten games to go and we’ll just continue with the momentum.”Rodgers also insisted his side will look to continue firing on all fronts with an FA Cup quarter-final showdown with Championship side Blackburn on the horizon.“We know it will be a tough game,” the Northern Irishman said of Sunday’s clash.“Blackburn are a good side, with good players and an excellent young manager who has gone in there and done very, very well.“But for us, we’re playing at Anfield and we’ll be looking to progress to the semi-final.”last_img read more


first_imgBy Megan Bagdonas STAFF WRITER The spotlights of optimism and media attention begin shining on San Pedro today as more than a thousand Habit for Humanity volunteers join a former president to work on 16 homes for the poor. As volunteers from across the nation began to arrive over the weekend, business owners said they were pleased with the attention that Jimmy Carter and the project would bring to the port town. Carter, who spearheads the nonrofit, will be staying at the Crowne Plaza in San Pedro, which along with Doubletree Hotel in the Cabrillo Marina is hosting the visitors. He and former first lady Rosalynn Carter also are expected to have dinner tonight at the Whale & Ale. “I’m thrilled,” Silber said. But not everyone in town is equally pleased with the Habitat project, which actually started months ago. “The dust has been horrible all summer, they never watered it down. My poor wife has been constantly cleaning,” said Salvador Llamas, who lives across from the build site on Palos Verdes Street. “And in the morning at 6 a.m. come the big trucks – beep, beep, beep.” Llamas said he had to purchase a new sofa because his old one got so filthy from the dust. Others complain that they’ve had to wash their cars every three days because of the dirt kicked up from the project. Johnny Torres, who also lives across from the site, said he’s most offended by Habitat’s lack of sensitivity to people in the neighborhood. “There was no communication about what was going on, no informational meetings. They sent out a flier saying they were going to start construction, but it was in English, and everyone here speaks Spanish,” Torres said. “They must have just thought because we are poor and don’t speak English that we wouldn’t mind.” Other residents, while they acknowledge the good cause, bemoan the traffic and worry the new homes will bring more congestion into an area where it’s already difficult to find a parking spot. Then, of course, there’s the view for some of the neighbors – it’s gone. “I used to be able to see all the ships and the water and the (Vincent Thomas) bridge,” said Fidel Dominguez. “It was very good. Now it’s terrible.” “We don’t own much, but the value of our homes is now going to go down,” said Llamas, who received an information packet on the build last spring that contained glossy Jimmy Carter Work Project fliers and a Starbucks gift card. “When Jimmy Carter comes, I’ll give him some coffee,” he said. Another neighbor, however, said she’s happy about the Habitat project, primarily because the homes are being built on a former vacant lot where drugs were peddled under a tree and people dumped old mattresses and garbage and set fire to old cars. “The people who move in have already said they want to get involved in the neighborhood,” said Maria, a resident who would not give her last name. “They will be an improvement.” Plans for the project began in late 2005, when the nonprofit bought the 1.1-acre hillside lot overlooking the Port of Los Angeles. In the summer, construction crews completed the foundations and started constructing the frames for the duplexes. Habitat for Humanity is best known for completing large projects in short time periods – in India last year, Habitat built 100 homes in a mere five days – but things have been different in Los Angeles. Because of the city’s stringent building codes and permit processes, the houses have already been partially completed, leaving only superficial work for the volunteers. So instead of putting in insulation or connecting electrical lines, volunteers will mostly paint, landscape, finish roofs and sidings, and put other final touches on the homes. Habitat has more than enough volunteers to finish the job. Those who wanted to pitch in began applying more than a year ago, so locals wanting to help at the last minute are dissuaded from showing up at the sites with work gloves. “A lot of people use their vacation time to go on Habitat builds – every year they’ll follow the project,” said Habitat spokeswoman Sara Shiffman. Volunteering comes at a cost. Shiffman said participants pay $800, which includes room and board for the week. However, Hollywood stars hoping to pose with the hammer of good will are not likely to be turned away. Celebrity supporters in the past have included Snoop Dog, Ashton Kutcher, Sharon Stone, William Shatner, Jon Bon Jovi and the Beastie Boys. For those who travel thousands of miles just to be a part of an altruistic cause, no task is too menial. “This is a gathering of people who have figured out why we’re here, and I don’t mean Los Angeles. I mean here on Earth,” said Tom Gerdy, a contractor who lives in Virginia. “And that is to look out after each other. We’re here because our hearts have told us to be here.” The 16 families chosen to receive homes will also be doing some hard laboring this week. As part of their agreement, they must put in 500 hours of “sweat equity” to receive the homes at zero percent interest on a mortgage that’s only as much as the homes cost to build. “Habitat figured out what the government is still struggling to realize – that unless people invest their blood, sweat and tears into building their home, they won’t be invested in it,” Gerdy said. “These homes aren’t handouts, they’re hand-ups.” 160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“This is a huge event that will put San Pedro on the map nationally and regionally,” said Whale & Ale restaurant owner Andrew Silber. Habitat for Humanity estimates more than 1,200 volunteers will participate in the San Pedro event. Another project site in South Los Angeles, as well as 70 smaller projects around the city, are expected to draw more. With the influx of benevolent visitors wielding dinner vouchers for local restaurants, business owners expect many will stick around to spend money in town. “My hope is that they will want to have a martini or a house beer and have a little fun once they’re done working,” said San Pedro Brewing Co. restaurant owner James Brown. “I just hope they don’t drink too much and miss hammering the nails the next day.” last_img read more

Murphy: Man United players not happy under Mourinho, he’s heading for exit

first_imgAsked if he believes Mourinho will still be manager come the end of the season, the former midfielder added: “I don’t think so.“History suggests not.”Listen to Danny Murphy on talkSPORT IN FULL above! Asked if that explains United’s poor start to the new season, Murphy said: “It can only be that.“They’re not happy with the way they’re playing.“Sanchez, Mata, Martial, Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku, Pogba – they are all creative players, but they are being nullified because of the way Mourinho wants to play.“For a squad with the quality they possess, that performance [against Brighton] was hugely underwhelming for a United team.” Danny Murphy believes Manchester United’s poor start to the season is down to players not being happy playing under Jose Mourinho.The former Liverpool star claims the manager is unlikely to last the season in charge at Old Trafford, amid reports of unrest behind the scenes between the boss and the United board.United, last season’s runners-up in the Premier League, have been unconvincing in their first two games of the new campaign.They scraped past Leicester City in their opening game last week and there was no improvement on Sunday, as Mourinho’s men suffered a shock defeat away at Brighton.The manager refused to blame his players for the 3-2 loss, but the Red Devils were hammed by pundits and the press, who criticised their disorganised display and their lack of passion and spirit. 3 3 Murphy believes United’s attacking players, including England’s Jesse Lingard, are being held back by Mourinho’s approach center_img Mourinho is under pressure to deliver silverware at Old Trafford Murphy was in the pundit’s chair on Sunday night’s Match of the Day 2, and he continued his analysis of the United’s performance with talkSPORT host Jim White on Monday morning.The former Liverpool midfielder said: “Although you respect the manager and try initially to get on board with what he wants, when he is asking you to play a certain way but it doesn’t suit your strengths, it becomes harder when you don’t get the results and you don’t enjoy it.“Subconsciously your physical output drops and you aren’t able to play at the level you want to play at – and that’s infectious within the squad.“Your desire to want to do the hard yards isn’t there, because you’re not happy and – in any job – you always get better performances if people are happy.” 3 United stars react as Brighton go 2-0 up at the Amex last_img read more


first_imgDonegal County Development Board has launched its new County Strategy for the economic, social and cultural development of County Donegal over the period 2012-2014.The Strategy has been developed following extensive consultation and will provide a platform for a range of new and additional collaborative actions across a range of relevant sectors.There is an emphasis in the County Strategy on harnessing all of the County’s resources – it’s people, it’s landscape, it’s coastal waters. Sectors such as Tourism, the Green Economy, Culture and the Donegal Diaspora are focused on. It is recognised that the County has an abundance of such resources and that viable projects can be built around these. Speaking at the event Cllr. Dessie Larkin said the strategy will be inclusive, and recognises that the inclusion of all sections of the community is vital to the well-being of the County and the building of a sustainable community in Donegal.“The community of Donegal has seen changes in the past decade in terms of diversity, and in relation to the economic, employment circumstances of many members of the community. This strategy will focus on issues relating to this part of our community as a priority.”Mr. Micheal O hEanaigh Director of Services also said the cross border context is recognised in the Strategy as being of key importance to County Donegal.He emphasised that the Donegal County Strategy is formed in, and will seek to achieve aims relating to the North West Gateway Initiative and the Letterkenny-Derry joint Gateway. A range of actions to be carried out will be co-ordinated on a cross-border basis. Mr O hEanaigh also noted that Donegal will continue to work on promoting creativity and building a creative economy. This will include an emphasis on the importance of the Donegal Gaeltacht as a key resource for the County. “Mr. Seamus Neely, County Manager said the economy of Donegal will continue to rely on the creation of viable sustainable jobs arising from inward investment, indigenous enterprise and the development of natural resources.The County Strategy will support inward investment, learning and skills development working with key agencies, including IDA, LYIT and others. Key areas will include tourism, culture, and renewable energies (onshore and offshore), including the development of Killybegs as a Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energies,” he said.Speaking at the launch the Mayor of Donegal, Cllr. Frank McBrearty stated that “while the County faces many challenges, this strategy recognises and maps out how to address these challenges by building on our own resources in an innovative, creative and collaborative way”. STRATEGY FOR SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN DONEGAL LAUNCHED was last modified: December 4th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgPATRICIA McCAFFERTY (Ind) has been eliminated in Donegal EA.64 per cent turn-out – quota is 1,984 – no-one elected first countKennedy, Niamh (Ind) 1738 McEniff, Sean (FF) 1642Conaghan, Tom (Ind) 1580Campbell, John (Ind) 1219Byrne, Brendan (FF) 1096 Jordan, Noel Andrew (SF) 1088O’Neill, Barry (FG) 1062McMahon, Michael (SF) 970Boyle, John (FG) 887McNulty, John (FG) 816 Naughton, Michéal (FF) 590Kennedy, Jonathan (Ind) 376McNulty, Joseph (Ind) 356Mulhern, Bernie (Ind) 225 McManus, Lawrence (Ind) 209McCafferty, Patricia (Ind) 27 eliminatedELIMINATED (DONEGAL): PATRICIA McCAFFERTY was last modified: May 25th, 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)Tags:eliminatedPatricia McCaffertylast_img read more


first_imgRobert O’Connor demonstrating expert woodturning today at the exhibition at W.H. Raitt.A section of the large crowd that attended the Robert O’Connor demonstration at W.H. Raitt this morning.Michael and Patrick Callaghan from FESTOOL. Paul Wenlock from Trend at the exhibition earlier this morning. A large crowd is expected to descend on W.H. Raitt this weekend for the Woodwork machinery and woodturning show which kicked off earlier this morning. A big crowd was in attendance for the demonstration by special guest Robert O’Connor from Gorey, Co.Wexford.All exhibitors will have experts on hand daily, offering special prices, and advice on all products.There will also be various demonstrations from each exhibitor, throughout each day.The exhibition continues until 7pm tonight, and kicks-off again tomorrow from 9am to 1pm. HUGE CROWDS EXPECTED TO ATTEND WOODWORK MACHINERY SHOW AT W.H.RAITT was last modified: August 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessexhibitionExhibitorsFeaturesGuestnewsRobert O’ConnorW.H. RaittWoodwork MachineryWoodwork showlast_img read more


first_imgThe Ulster SFC quarter-final between St Eunan’s and Roslea will go ahead according to Ulster CEO Danny Murphy.Ulster CEO Danny Murphy has conformed that Sunday’s Ulster SFC quarter-final between St Eunan’s and Roslea will go ahead as planned.St Eunan’s welcome Fermanagh champions Roslea to O’Donnell Park on Sunday hoping to secure a place in the semi-final.There had been doubts regarding the fixture due to the on-going saga over the appeal by Naomh Conaill. The Donegal SFC is being challenged by Naomh Conaill following their controversial semi-final defeat against Glenswilly.Glenswilly’s Ciaran Bonner was shown a black-card in the closing stages of the match, his replacement Oisin Crawford scored a crucial point to edge Glenswilly into lead in stoppage time.Naomh Conaill maintain Bonner should’ve been shown a red card because he had already been booked.Naomh Conaill’s appeal was rejected by both the Donegal County Board and the Ulster Council, they’ve now taken their appeal to Croke Park. Ulster CEO Danny Murphy told The Irish Times, “It’s not impacting on the fixtures at the weekend,” he told this newspaper.“St Eunan’s will play Roslea and the winners will go on to the semi-final.“The Donegal county board accepted the referee’s report and confirmed the final score in the game.“When this was appealed to Ulster Council, the appeal was ruled out of order.Naomh Conaill’s are seeking a re-match because of the refereeing error but precedents are encouraging for the club, which is hoping to have their original appeal heard by the Ulster Council before Sunday’s quarter-final. The case is similar to that which arose in a football match in Limerick in 2005 between Fr Casey’s and St Senan’s and gave rise to a challenge from the former, based on a refereeing error during the match.The matter ended up before the Disputes Resolution Authority, which rejected the challenge.ULSTER CHIEF EXECUTIVE CONFIRMS ULSTER SFC QUARTER-FINAL WILL GO AHEAD was last modified: November 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:appealCroke ParkGAANaomh ConaillnewsRosleaSportSt EunansUlster councillast_img read more