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SEA Games: Stunning routine hands Filipino pair muay gold

first_imgThe 37-year-old Calica from Baguio City said they were motivated to do better after Irendin Lepayan and Rusha Bayacsan settled for the silver medal in the women’s wai kru event.“We needed to push ourselves more for us to get the gold. We are here in our country, so we don’t want to let the crowd down,’’ said Calica.Hatem Rumijan and Mohamad Ismail of Malaysia placed second with 9.21 points and the Indonesian pair of Muhammad Sudirman and Lorens Walun got the bronze with 8.84 points in the four-nation event that includied Vietnam.Thanawan Thongduang and Ruchira Wongsriwo of Thailand, who came here as the heavy favorites, didn’t disappoint and captured the gold with 9.48 points, just a shade above the score of Bayacsan and Lepayan.“Knowing that Thailand got a very high score in the first round, we tried to cut the lead down by performing better in the second round,’’ said Lepayan in Filipino, a former pencak silat fighter. “We’re just not lucky to win this one.’’ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) SEA Games: Carlos Yulo comes up short in parallel bars, gets 4th silver NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img “I think the impact of our power and technique gave us the advantage,’’ said Calica in Filipino after the duo averaged 9.59 points in the double-round event.When they first took the floor, Gallaza and Calica demonstrated calmness but brandished the energy that moved the judges to throw in 9.59 points before the tandem exerted a better effort for an improved output of 9.61.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Both of them swore that the 40-day training camp in Thailand, the country where the combat sport originated, was the key to victory.“We were able to adopt their (Thais) technique and at the same time improved the movements,’’ said Gallaza, a prized find from Iloilo. Filipino athlete Jearome Calica (red shorts) and Joemar Gallaza (blue shorts) wins gold at the wai kru muay thai men’s competition of the 30th EA Games in Subic, Zambales on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDESUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Jearome Calica and Joemar Gallaza have added a new dimension to their routine that any wai kru performer will find it hard to duplicate.Showing a unique display of tricks and stunts, the Filipino pair claimed the gold medal in the Thai boxing dance ritual at the start of muay competitions in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Ha Huu Hieu Huynh and Thi Lua Tran of Vietnam placed third in the women’s category.Wai kru (Thai boxing dance), which made its debut in the Games, is a ritual performed by each participant before engaging in a fight atop the ring.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations View commentslast_img read more

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Conservative forecast for 2013 drilling activity

first_imgThat’s only 150 more than this year’s expected total. The association bases its projections on an average price of $3.25 per thousand cubic feet for natural gas and $95 U.S. per barrel of oil.British Columbia is forecast to drill 385 wells next year, which is a decrease of 11 per cent from this year. President and CEO of PSAC Mark Salkeld says “suppressed” gas prices have led the company’s predictions to be conservative.”We are forecasting that 2013 will see nearly 90 per cent of well completions in favour of oil which is being driven by commodity prices,” he notes. “Other factors that are likely to impact next year’s activity include the costs associated with the technology required to drill deeper and longer wells and access to capital to support equipment upgrading and purchasing.”- Advertisement -It’s expected 11,250 wells will have been drilled in Canada in 2012.last_img read more

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Sofapaka beat Muhoroni in KPL

first_imgSkipper Johnson Bagoole keeps the faith his side will manage a huge comeback having spent most of the season in the bottom two.“It is a huge result today and we shall fight till the end of the season to see to it that we survive. I believe we will win all the remaining three games and avoid relegation. We work together as a team and fight for one purpose,” the Ugandan said after the match.Muhoroni seemed hang-overed from their KPL Top Eight triumph party last Sunday and stand in coach Tom Juma admitted as much.“I had that feeling that maybe we might be affected by the result last weekend and my fears were actually confirmed when we started the match. I have to admit that the boys were really not prepared to play this match,” Juma said.Muhoroni had to play 40 minutes of the game with ten men after keeper Farouk Shikhalo was sent off for bringing down former team mate Paul Odhiambo inside the box.The 2009 KPL champions went ahead in the 10th minute after defender George Maelo rose highest inside the box to head in a free-kick from Noah Abich on the right.Sofapaka’s hunger continued and they had another chance in the 26th minute with Odhiambo’s shot going straight to Shikhalo in the Muhoroni goal.With his side failing to create anything meaningful in attack, Juma made his first change, offloading Samuel Ndung’u for David Otieno on the half hour mark.The sugar belt side found themselves two down five minutes after the restart with Abich slotting home from the spot after Shikhalo brought down Odhiambo.Muhoroni head coach Juma was forced to sacrifice forward Benjamin Mosha for reserve keeper Timothy Igweta after Shikhalo’s red crad.Despite the numerical disadvantage, Muhoroni pulled one back in the 83rd minute, also from the penalty spot after substitute Lwamba Bebeto was brought down inside the box by Sofapaka skipper Bagoole.The Congolese stepped forward to take responsibility against his former side, sending Mathews Kigonya the wrong way to halve the deficit for the sugar belt side.,Despite some late surge from the visitors, Sofapaka managed to hold on for the vital three points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka’s Moses Odhiambo attempts to go past Muhoroni Youth’s Yussuf Mohammed. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21- Sofapaka’s faint hopes of surviving relegation were handed a huge shot in the arm on Friday after a 2-1 win over ten-man Muhoroni Youth at the Ruaraka Complex, a result that takes them 15th and five points close to safety with three matches to go.Batoto ba Mungu will however, hope 14th placed Ushuru falter on Sunday when they take on Thika United, a result that will give them some hope of remaining in the top flight.last_img read more

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Eto’o risks 10-year jail sentence for ‘fraud’

first_imgThe fraud, they say, amounts to some 3.9 million euros.“The footballer pretended he had ceded his rights to two other companies in Hungary and Spain so as to fraudulently avoid paying taxes,” they added in accusations seen by AFP calling for Eto’o to be tried.The income diverted to the company based in Hungary wasn’t taxed in Spain, and benefitted from the eastern European country’s low tax rate, prosecutors said.The money put in the Spanish firm, meanwhile, was taxed at a lower rate as it came under the regime of company — rather than income — taxation.Prosecutors estimate the footballer, a four-time former African Player of the Year, should reimburse the alleged fraud to tax authorities plus interest, and pay a 14.3-million-euro fine.They want a prison sentence of 18 months for the 2006 fraud, and then three years jail for each subsequent year until 2009, which adds up to 10-and-a-half years.Even if he is given the full sentence, though, he is unlikely to spend all that time in jail, given prisoners often get paroled for good behaviour.– Barcelona players’ legal woes –Eto’o is not the only FC Barcelona player to be accused of tax fraud.Argentine superstar Lionel Messi, fellow countryman Javier Mascherano, as well as Brazil’s Adriano and Chile’s Alexis Sanchez, have been subject to similar allegations linked to image rights.Messi and his father were sentenced in July to 21 months in jail for tax fraud, which they are appealing.Whatever the outcome, the prison sentences are likely to be suspended as is common in Spain for first offences for non-violent crimes carrying a sentence of less than two years.Mascherano, meanwhile, was given a one-year suspended jail sentence last December.Brazilian star Neymar is also under judicial scrutiny, with prosecutors recommending he be handed a two-year jail sentence and a 10-million-euro fine for alleged corrupt practices in his 2013 transfer to Barcelona.Eto’o spent a hugely successful decade in Spain’s La Liga, playing for both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.He also played for Chelsea and Inter Milan.He is now at Antalyaspor, which signed Eto’o in June 2015 as the keystone of their bid to find national and even European success for the southern Mediterranean resort city.But the club is struggling in the Super Lig, and Eto’o was recently involved in a racism row, writing on his Instagram account in September that he was not being given respect for his achievements as he is black.Furious, the club left him out of the squad, with chairman Ali Safak Ozturk reportedly saying no player was “above the interests of Antalyaspor.”But he was reinstated in October.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Spanish prosecutors say Samuel Eto’o set up a series of front companies to avoid paying taxes from 2006 to 2009 © AFP/File / Fabrice CoffriniBARCELONA, Spain, Nov 24 – Spanish prosecutors have asked that Cameroonian football great Samuel Eto’o be handed a 10-year jail sentence and pay a Sh1.5bn ($15 million) fine for alleged tax fraud, a court filing revealed Thursday.They allege that Eto’o — now at Antalyaspor in Turkey — set up front companies to avoid paying taxes from 2006 to 2009, when he was a striker at Barcelona before leaving for Inter Milan.last_img read more

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CO2 emissions continue to rise in B.C. despite Provincial Carbon Tax

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – CO2 emissions in B.C. continue to increase even with the Provinces Carbon Tax.Provincial data shows CO2 emissions went up from 61.3 million tones in 2015 to 62.3 in 2016 (the most recent data available).  CO2 levels have increased in five of the last six years that data is available.Kris Sims, B.C. Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says “The carbon tax costs everyday people a lot of money, and it’s not reducing CO2 emissions, so why are we doing this?”The carbon tax is set to increase in 2019 for British Columbia to $40 per tonne from $35.“B.C. is a sad example showing that a Canadian carbon tax doesn’t work the way politicians tell us it will: it doesn’t reduce CO2 emissions, it doesn’t create a ‘social license’ for our natural resources, and it costs regular people a lot of money just to live their lives,” said Sims. “People need to get to work, they need to get their kids to school and they need food from the grocery store – these aren’t frivolous luxuries that they can cut back on even when they’re punished with a carbon tax.”- Advertisement -The federal government’s new carbon pricing system comes into effect in 2019 in provinces that don’t have carbon pricing mechanisms of their own. The carbon price outlined by Ottawa starts at a minimum of $20 a tonne and rises $10 annually until 2022.Last week Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer told reporters that government officials are saying the tax would need to rise to $100 per tonne for it to be effective at reducing carbon emissions, and he says the federal environment department is planning for a carbon tax of $300 per tonne.“So we know Justin Trudeau will raise the carbon tax higher. His experts are telling him to. His own government departments are telling him to,” Scheer said.“At that price home heating bills will rise by more than $1,000 a year and gas prices would go up by more than 60 cents a litre.”When asked by a reporter about his own plan to fight climate change, Scheer responded that the Conservatives’ plan will help reduce global emissions by capitalizing on Canada’s clean technology and cleaner energy, which he said will also keep manufacturing jobs in Canada instead of moving to countries without those things.Canada’s former parliamentary budget officer predicted in a report in April that the federal government’s carbon tax will cut economic growth by 0.5 percent or $10 billion dollars when it’s fully implemented in 2022, and would generate significant revenues.However, Jean-Denis Frechette’s report noted the impact on the economy will depend on how those revenues are used.Trudeau says Ottawa will return 90 percent of the money it collects from a carbon tax to Canadians.Saskatchewan is asking its Court of Appeal to rule on whether the carbon tax is unconstitutional and has argued its climate change plan is enough to reduce emissions and a carbon tax would hurt the Saskatchewan economy.last_img read more