Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez, DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and POC president Peping Cojuangco during the formal announcement of 2019 SEA Games hosting.Filipino athletes will have a voice on how the Philippines should efficiently run the hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano assured Thursday that the athletes would be involved in the selection of venues where their respective sports would be held.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games “In the course of our discussion with the sports committee (at the House of Representatives), there’s great hope that they will allocate money for the hosting and even the PSI (Philippine Sports Institute) budget,’’ said Ramirez.Cojuangco and Ramirez also functioned in their current positions during the 2005 Manila SEA Games where the Philippines captured its first overall title.“We’ve seen the effects of the 2005 hosting and this is how important it is for our country,’’ said Cojuangco. “I hope this will add more impetus for everyone to contribute to this effort, because this isnot for Peping or Secretary Cayetano or Butch Ramirez. This is for the country.’’Cayetano will arrange a meeting with Cojuangco over the next few days and attend the turnover ceremonies during the closing rites of the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games on Aug. 30.“It’s more of putting a system so everybody will have duties appealable to us. The three of us (with Cojuangco and Ramirez) have agreed to do it the Asean way, which is by consensus,’’ said Cayetano.The Philippine hosting was initially shelved after the government explained that it would just focus on the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City.Ramirez said talks were revived to save the hosting early this week through the efforts of Presidential Assistant Christopher Lawrence Go, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Cayetano. AVC: Philippines drops to 8th place after close loss to Kazakhs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC READ: PSC gives 2019 SEA Games hosting green light “The athletes are the ones who will compete and it will be difficult if someone else will decide for them,’’ said Cayetano during the formal announcement of the country’s SEAG hosting at the Marriott Hotel in Paranaque City.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 shutoutPhilippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez and Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose Cojuangco Jr. will co-chair the organizing committee with Cayetano, who also sits as Department of Foreign Affairs secretary.“I’m taking the lead from Sir Butch (Ramirez) that the athletes should be consulted,’’ said Cayetano. “With social media and the direct means of communication, we can really consult more people.’’ READ: PSC on top of SEA Games preparations While patiently putting the organizing committee together, Cayetano said they’re considering to hold the Games in Bulacan, Pampanga and Zambales.He also thanked Senator Migz Zubiri, who was initially designated as chair of the organizing committee, for the groundwork of setting up the organization.There was no mention yet on the figures that the government will spend for bringing the 11-nation sportsfest on local turf but Ramirez assured that the hosting budget can be embedded in the PSC allocation from the General Appropriations Act.READ: POC still not giving up on SEA Games hosting ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments
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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Jason Perkins hits winner, Phoenix rallies past Magnolia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Laure, who finished with 15 points, said they have learned to accept Alessandrini’s injury and they made sure they would dedicate their win to their teammate.The Golden Tigresses even sported hair buns the way Alessandrini would in honor of their teammate.Alessandrini landed awkwardly on her left leg causing her knee to buckle in the second set against Far Eastern University Saturday an unfortunate incident that could lead to the sophomore missing the remainder of the season.“When Ate Amiga got injured in the FEU game, if you saw us, our faces were just blank because we were shocked with what happened,” said Laure. “Coach Kung Fu (Reyes) then, talked to us and that was a big thing for the team.”ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas suffered a big blow to its campaign just four games into the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament when its star spiker and reigning Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini injured her knee.ADVERTISEMENT And it looked as if things are about to turn for the worse with the Golden Tigresses facing defending champion De La Salle in their first game since Alessandrini went down with a partial ACL tear.The adversities and challenges, however, did little to deter UST as it went on to humiliate the Lady Spikers 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, in a game rookie star Eya Laure described as one of the biggest morale boosters of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“As a rookie of course, La salle is always up there and they are the defending champions so this win is a big deal for us and not just for me but for the whole team to boost our confidence like this and know that we can do this,” said Laure in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“This was a big win for us because this really helped our confidence and the trust in ourselves that we can do it.” MOST READ Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash View comments
BERLIN (AP) — It was out with the old and in with the new but Bayern Munich still started the 55th Bundesliga in familiar fashion on Friday, with a 3-1 home win over Bayer Leverkusen.Bayern was playing its first league game without the retired Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso, but two new signings – Niklas Suele and Corentin Tolisso – got the five-time champions underway.Then the Bundesliga’s first ever use of video assistance saw the awarding to Bayern of a penalty, which Robert Lewandowski converted in the second half.Bayern quickly got into its stride, and Suele, an imposing defender, got the home side off to a flying start when he headed in a free kick from former Hoffenheim colleague Sebastian Rudy. Both joined Bayern in the offseason.Corentin Tolisso made it 2-0 when Arturo Vidal picked him out at the far post.Tolisso then hit the post, and the visitors’ new coach, Heiko Herrlich, called on his players to keep their heads up as Bayern threatened a rout.A thunderstorm forced the start of the second half to be delayed by more than 10 minutes. Some fans took their tops off to enjoy the deluge. Others took shelter under rain-ponchos. Most sheltered safely inside the stands.Herrlich made use of the break for two changes, though the positive impact they made was undone when Charles Aranguiz hauled Lewandowski back in the area. Referee Tobias Stieler allowed play to continue before consulting his video assistant. He then pointed to the spot, booked Aranguiz, and Lewandowski did the rest.Substitute Julian Brandt set up Admir Mehmedi for Leverkusen’s deserved equalizer.CIARAN FAHEY, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shares
Johnson impressed by Chelsea youngstersby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea fullback Glen Johnson is impressed by the club’s youngsters.Johnson singled out one of the Blues’ young players for acclaim, and thinks it would not be a surprise to see them playing Champions League football next season.”Tammy Abraham has impressed me the most because the Premier League is a totally different beast to the Championship,” he told Betdaq. “To score the amount of goals he has so far shows he’s handled the change very well.”I hope Chelsea can fight for a top four place.”If they can get anywhere near then it’s an absolutely fantastic season for them. With Manchester City and Tottenham not firing on all cylinders I think they have got a real chance.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 30: Minkah Fitzpatrick #29 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after he and Isaiah Buggs #49 sack Shea Patterson #20 of the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The weather in New Jersey has been decidedly less than ideal this winter, and more snow is on the way tonight into tomorrow. Residents all over the Garden State are anxious for spring to finally arrive.But some residual snow didn’t deter Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep 5-star cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick, an Alabama signee, from getting in an off-season agility workout this afternoon. Fitzpatrick hit the (covered) turf at his high school’s practice field to do some footwork drills, and he posted video of the training on his Twitter account. Nice day at the beach GET RIGHT! pic.twitter.com/S7yxv06o3J— Minkah FitzMagic (@minkfitz_21) March 4, 2015Fitzpatrick is known for his smooth style of play, good footwork and strong technique. If he can maintain those assets in the snow, just think what he might be able to do in Tuscaloosa when the weather will be nicer.
Advertisement Facebook .WHAT CHALLENGES HAVE YOU FACED IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY? WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCE?The most challenging thing has been all the waiting! There is a lot of waiting in this industry.The most rewarding experience I’ve had is having the opportunity to have a character in a movie and be able to bring him to life.WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF CHARACTER TO PLAY?I like to play a nice, happy, energetic boy because that’s what I am! It makes getting into character easier. But I also like having characters that challenge me or teach me something new.WHAT MARKET DO YOU CURRENTLY WORK IN? ARE THERE OTHER AREAS YOU WOULD LIKE TO WORK?I’ve been lucky to be cast in a bunch of short films and commercials. I would love to be part of a TV series because I haven’t had that opportunity before!WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE NEW TRYING TO MAKE IT IN THE ACTING INDUSTRY?Always be positive and never doubt yourself. Just keep smiling and show them what you can do!WHAT FUELS YOUR PASSION?Having the opportunity to explore new characters and try out another person’s life.WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD NEVER GUESS?That I love origami!IF YOU WERE TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, WOULD YOU DO THINGS EXACTLY THE SAME? DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS? SUCCESSES THAT MAKE YOU PROUD?Sometimes I wish I could do some auditions from the past differently. But I’m proud of all my roles in films and commercials!WHO ARE YOU REPRESENTED BY?City Talent Management in Vancouver. My agent is amazing!WHERE HAVE YOU DONE TRAINING?I’ve been lucky to train with some amazing studios and coaches in Vancouver.SOCIAL MEDIA:INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/jadenoehr/IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8967308/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jadenoehrAt such a young age, Jaden is very talented and well grounded. We look forward to seeing what Jaden will do in the future.CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL INTERVIEWS IN OUR ASPIRING TALENT SERIESIf you are an aspiring talent and would like to be featured in our Aspiring Talent SeriesContact Darlene via email at email@example.comOpen to all (e.g. Actors, Models, Singers, Dancers, Producers, Directors, etc.) As part of our aspiring talent series, we had the opportunity to catch up with Jaden Oehr who is an 8-year-old actor in Vancouver, Canada. Jaden has done some National commercials as well as some film.WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER, DID YOU WANT TO BE AN ACTOR, OR DID IT FALL INTO PLACE THROUGH OTHER ACTIVITIES?When I was in preschool, I participated in a class play of “Snow White” where I played the Huntsman, but they made the character a Knight because I was really into knights at the time. I took the role really seriously and memorized the entire 10-page script. That actually helped when we performed the play because some of my friends forgot their lines and I was able to help them out. It was a really fun experience and from that point on, I asked my parents if I could do more acting.WHO INSPIRED YOU TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAM TO PURSUE ACTING?My cousin* who is a film and theatre actor. Ever since I saw him on TV, I wanted to be on TV too. I’ve been to all of his theatre performances and cheered him on. He recently played the title role in a school theatre production of Peter Pan and he did awesome. Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement
OTTAWA – Newly released court documents related to an alleged industry-wide bread-price fixing case show the Competition Bureau believes at least seven companies, including Canada’s three major grocers, committed indictable offences under the Competition Act.The previously sealed information to obtain documents explain the Competition Bureau requested search warrants to enter and search the premises and records of seven companies because it had reasonable grounds to believe they committed multiple offences.The watchdog alleges bread wholesalers Canada Bread Company Ltd. and George Weston Ltd.’s senior officers directly communicated with one another and agreed to increase prices.It claims the suppliers met with their retail customers _ Loblaw Companies Ltd., Walmart Canada Corp., Sobeys Inc., Metro Inc. and Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. _ to get their approval for the price hike.In December, Loblaw and George Weston admitted they sparked the investigation when they approached the watchdog after becoming aware of an allegedly industry-wide arrangement to co-ordiante retail and wholesale prices of some packaged bread products from late 2001 to March 2015.The two companies received immunity in exchange for their co-operation. The remaining five companies have previously saidthey’re co-operating with the investigation, and some have outright denied any wrongdoing.
CHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec. delivery was up 3 cents at $5.0760 a bushel; Dec. corn lost 4.4 cents at $3.656 a bushel; Dec. oats rose 1 cent at $2.9320 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans fell 3.2 cents at 8.8920 a bushel.Beef was lower and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Dec.live cattle was off .09 cent at $1.1490 a pound; Jan. feeder cattle fell 1.73 cents at $1.4727 a pound; Dec. lean hogs was up 1.47 cents at .5915 a pound.The Associated Press
Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli believes his side needs to keep a calm head during pressure situations and take on the half chances to secure victory in the remaining games of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. RCB were on Monday handed their seventh defeat in the ongoing IPL as Mumbai Indians beat them by five wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After winning the toss and opting to bowl, MI restricted the visitors to 171-7 and then chased down the runs in 19 overs. Speaking at the post-match presentation, Kohli rued the fact that his bowlers didn’t perform well in the first six overs. “We played a pretty good game I guess. With the ball, we weren’t that great in the first six overs but the guys fought hard in the middle overs and came back well.” RCB pacers once again came with a below par performance. In fact such was their performance that spinner Pawan Negi was preferred over the likes of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini, to bowl the penultimate over of the match with MI needing 22 runs of the last two overs. However, the ploy didn’t work for the RCB as the left-arm spinner was taken for a toll with star all-rounder Hardik Pandya collecting two sixes and two fours to win the match for his team. Kohli though backed his decision to hand the ball to Negi in the penultimate over. “At the end, we had to take the risk with the left-arm spinner, with two right-handed batsmen. Giving pace was risky, especially with a bit of dew. Unfortunately, it didn’t come off.” The RCB skipper was also full of praise for England all-rounder Moeen Ali, who along with AB de Villiers (75 off 51), scored a superb fifty to propel the team to 171/7. Ali also picked up two wickets and kept his side in the hunt to secure their second win of the season.
Beijing: Estimating how infectious a tweet is from the first 50 retweets is the key to predicting whether a post will go viral or not, a study has found. As online social networks and media continue to grow, so has the importance of understanding how they influence our thoughts and opinions, said researchers from Beihang University in China. Being able to predict the spread of social contagions is considered a key goal for those social information networks, according to the study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USAlthough models developed in the field of infectious diseases have been used to describe the spread of ideas, studies have not used real data to estimate how infectious the information is. Researchers used about one month of Twitter data — comprising over 12 million tweets and more than 1.5 million retweets — and estimated each tweet’s infectivity based on the network dynamics of the first 50 retweets associated with it. They incorporated the infectivity estimates into a model with a decay constant that captures the gradual decline in interest as online information ages. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsUsing real data and simulations, the researchers tested the ability of the infectivity-based model to predict the virality of retweet cascades. They compared its performance to that of the standard community model, which incorporates other predictive factors — such as social reinforcement and trapping effects that act to keep tweet cascades within small communities of connected users. The researchers found that for both real Twitter data and simulated data, the infectivity model performed better than the community model, indicating that infectivity is a larger driving force in determining whether a tweet goes viral. Combining the two models into a hybrid community, infectivity model yielded the most accurate predictions, highlighting the complexity of the interacting forces that determine the life and death of social network information.