I was hoping to swim a faster time, says Pini

first_img“It would have been better to have a couple more races prior to doing the 100m butterfly to allow me to get comfortable with the pre-race set-up and the racing environment, but unfortunately this wasn’t the case,” Pini said.“I’m grateful to my team PNG teammates who were able to come out and support me and also all the people in PNG that woke up to watch the race,” he added.Evaluating on his fourth Olympics, Pini said he felt proud to compete in his fourth Olympics comparing his first Olympic attendance in Athens.“With my first Olympics in 2004 in Athens, I was so excited to be at the Olympics that I remember taking photos with the Olympic Rings whenever I came across them,” he said.And now in his fourth Games, he is happy to say he has grown used to seeing the rings and it is easier for him to remain focused on his training and competition.”I love representing my country and to be able to do it four times at the highest level of sporting competition is something very special,” he stated.The Rio Games have been great for swimming. The pool layout is nice, especially with bringing the Oceania swimmers together, he said.“It was amazing to carry the PNG flag at the opening ceremony, a special moment which I will cherish,” Pini said.He is also one of 24 candidates up for the IOC Athletes Commission elections during the Rio Olympics.Moreover, Chef de Mission Emma Waiwai also commended Pini for his dedication and urged other Papua New Guinean athletes to follow his path.“Ryan is a role model elite athlete and it’s an honour to watch him compete at his 4th Olympics. His commitment to his training and his behavior is exemplary and I hope all athletes follow his example.“I congratulate him for everything he has achieved for PNG,” Waiwai said.last_img read more

Caymanas tips

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Ancajas to defend IBF super fly title on Sept. 14 in US

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Rage against ‘The Machine’: Pacquiao puts career on line It’s been a busy year for Ancajas, who had already fought twice, stopping Mexican Israel Gonzalez in the 10th round in February before dominating fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan in May.The 26-year-old Ancajas said he’s been keeping in shape since his fight against Sultan and that conditioning won’t be a problem for him with less than two months before his next bout.”We’re always ready. Coach Joven (Jimenez) and I make sure that we’re always training so that I’m always in shape,” said Ancajas in Filipino on Friday during a lunch with the media at Le Meridien Hotel.Ancajas said he’s ready for either opponent but Gibbons sees a more appealing fight with Santiago than Gonzalez due to the longstanding Philippines-Mexico rivalry in the ring.”He’s a very tough fighter from Tijuana, very hungry,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trainer Joven Jimenez, IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas, center, and matchmaker Sean Gibbons. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netKUALA LUMPUR — Rising Filipino boxing star Jerwin Ancajas is set for another title defense in the US this year.Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight title for the sixth time overall on September 14 in Fresno, California for the second straight time.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 award MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sean Gibbons, international matchmaker based in Las Vegas, said Ancajas will face either Alejandro Santiago of Mexico or Miguel Gonzalez of Chile.Here’s matchmaker Sean Gibbons announcing Jerwin Ancajas’ next fight earlier during a lunch with media: | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/Mk4RtyxG10FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) July 13, 2018 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Galaxy coach Yallop resigns

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Yallop told the team he was leaving Sunday night after a charity exhibition match at the Home Depot Center in a 30-minute meeting in the locker room, then exited the building through a back entrance away from reporters. A call to his cell phone was not returned. “He was very emotional about it. He was very heartfelt,” said rookie defender Mike Randolph. “He just expressed his deepest regrets. He doesn’t want to leave the team. He’s grown very attached to this team. “But he has to do what he had to do. He took the best job that was available to him.” Added Beckham: “We’re disappointed we’ve lost him. “We felt he’s the right man. He’s a good manager and strong character with the team. So it was disappointing to lose him at this stage.” By Billy Witz Staff Writer The thud that accompanied David Beckham’s arrival with the Galaxy this season, which ended with an oft-injured superstar and an absence from the playoffs, claimed its first casualty: Coach Frank Yallop. Yallop, who was under contract with the team through next season, resigned to accept the head coaching job with the expansion franchise in San Jose, where he won two MLS Cup titles for the Earthquakes before they moved to Houston. Beckham was asked if Jurgen Klinsmann, who coached Germany in the 2006 World Cup and has served as a consultant to the team in the past, would be the next coach. “I don’t know,” he said. Yallop, who told the team in a meeting 13 days ago that he felt uncomfortable with the way he was being treated by management, didn’t get into details of why he was leaving. But several players think he was pushed out. “It’s like you break up with your girlfriend and you tell everyone it’s a mutual thing,” said Galaxy captain Landon Donovan. “But obviously someone didn’t want to be with someone.” The move was made before the Galaxy depart today on a two-game exhibition swing to Vancouver on Wednesday and Minneapolis on Sunday. Galaxy president and general manager Alexi Lalas, who had declined several interview requests to address Yallop’s status since the season ended, would not answer any questions about the coaching position Sunday night. However, in comments about the season, it wasn’t too hard to read between the lines whom he held responsible. “For the Galaxy, it’s not acceptable not to make the playoffs,” Lalas said. “Making the playoffs is not a cause for celebration, it’s an expectation for the Galaxy. We need to do whatever we need to do in order to make sure in 2008 we play consistently at a higher level.” Asked if the spate of injuries and the heavily back-loaded schedule, which included three coast-to-coast flights in a two-week period, and the spectacle of Beckham’s arrival handicapped the team, Lalas said pointedly: “No. There were opportunities for us to play better. Certainly the injuries and the schedule played a part. But we also don’t want to use it as an excuse. That’s something the Galaxy is not about.” Note: On a night when the Galaxy and Hollywood United, a local club filled with ex-players and actors, put on a match to raise money for victims of the recent wildfires, there was no charity from Beckham. For him, the night was all business. Beckham blasted in a pair of goals past actor Anthony Lapaglia, had four assists and in between took off on a full 70-yard sprint past half the wheezing pub leaguers. The reason for such enthusiasm was seated in the stands at the Home Depot Center: England manager Steve McClaren. McClaren flew to Los Angeles last week, arriving to watch Beckham practice Friday and was in attendance Sunday, according to a Galaxy spokesman, trying to determine the state of Beckham’s recovery from knee and ankle injuries that hobbled him this summer.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

SCHOOLS GAA: PCC FALCARRAGH SEE OFF GLENTIES

first_imgOn a day not suited to skillfull football PCC Falcaragh and Glenties Comprehensive fought out a wonderful contest at Gaoth Dobhair with PCC storming into the final where they will meet Abbey Donegal Town or St Columba’s Stranolar in the Donegal Schools U 14 Galic Footballer decider.Early matters were even until Glenties pulled into a 1.3 -0.3 lead until PCC driven in midfield by Dylan Doherty scoring a great last kick of the half 45 to leave PCC trailing by 1 at half time 1.3 – 0.5Whatever PCC manager Mr Brian Dermot said to his team during half time worked wonders as from the throw in PCC pushed forward with every possession, Glenties were getting overpowered in the second half where they had dominated in the first. And with Daniel Devine fielding great in midfield PCC made the move of the match. From the half back the ever running captain Ciaran McFadden ran onto a breaking ball and with speed and determination broke through the Glenties defence to lay the ball off to Kyran Glennon to slot the ball into the net. Within 2 minutes PCC were at it again Noel Sweeney combining with Lee mc Colgan and the sweet left foot rattled the Glenties net again. Leaving the scores 1.5 – 2.8PCC controlled the final 10min where to there credit the Glenties team pushed on looking for the vital score, a goal came but to late as PCC never took there foot off the pedal with Jamie Mac Aoidh supplying Glennon to tap over the final score giving PCC a 2.9 – 2.6 victory.PCC will be happy to get to upcoming final where Ciaran McFadden will lead them out but for today both teams and officials deserve applause for containing the elements.SCHOOLS GAA: PCC FALCARRAGH SEE OFF GLENTIES was last modified: December 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SCHOOLS GAA: PCC FALCARRAGH SEE OFF GLENTIESlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: MOVILLE MINORS FACE ERRIGAL CIARAN IN ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgMoville GAA News:The minor girls will also begin their ulster championship campaign with a home tie against Tyrone champions Errigal Ciaran on Sunday 15th of November at the carrick field. Please come along and show your support for the girls. The club are still waiting for a date and venue for the under 16 girls county final. Well done to Ciara Hegarty who was nominated for a TG4 ladies all star for her role with Donegal ladies this year.Underage training takes place at 10am every Saturday morning for toddlers, under 6s, under 8s and under 10s. All new players welcome.All club gear available to purchase from the clubhouse every Saturday morning between 10am and 11am from now to christmas and can be seen on the clubs Facebook page.  Last week’s lotto numbers where 10,17,21,23 and the €50 runner up was Kate McLaughlin and Con O’Donnell next week’s Jackpot is €3700. Thanks for your continued support. The annual club dinner dance takes place Friday 27th of November in the Redcastle Hotel and music from the David Craig band. Tickets will be for sale this Friday night from the clubhouse between 7-8pm.GAA NEWS: MOVILLE MINORS FACE ERRIGAL CIARAN IN ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: October 21st, 2015 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:GAASportlast_img read more

FLORIDA CAR CRASH VICTIM TO BE LAID TO REST TOMORROW

first_imgAN Irish man killed in a car crash in Florida will be laid to rest alongside his grandmother tomorrow (FRI).Patrick Lynch was just 20.He died when his sports car left a highway near his Hudson home in Florida on July 29. His funeral will leave his uncle Brian Lynch’s home in Milltown, Convoy tomorrow going to St. Mary’s Church in Convoy for funeral Mass at 11am.Patrick had moved to America with his parents when he was 10.He had planned to join the US Army.  FLORIDA CAR CRASH VICTIM TO BE LAID TO REST TOMORROW was last modified: August 8th, 2013 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) Tags:convoycrashFloridapatrick lynchlast_img read more

GAA: DECLAN WALSH WITHDRAWS FROM DONEGAL SENIOR COUNTY PANEL

first_imgDeclan Walsh has left the Donegal Senior panel.Malin GAA News: DECLAN WALSHThe news broke last week of the withdrawal of Declan Walsh from the county panel. The club would like to place on record its thanks to Declan for the commitment he has shown to the county panel over the past number of years. Declan has been involved in county squads for more than a decade and is one of a select few people to have won minor, under 21 and Senior Ulster titles. He has won three Senior Ulster titles, most notable was his two points scored in the 2012 final against Down, He came runner up in the All-Ireland final with the Under 21 team in 2010 who had a number of players struck down with sickness during the week of the final. He also came runner up in last years All-Ireland senior final but of course we all remember the pinnacle of it all when we seen our very own club player win the All-Ireland Senior Football final in 2012. The club would like to say how proud we are of Declan in his achievements. Declan currently works in Dublin and has given great sacrafice to the county cause in recent years. We wish Declan all the best for the future and know as a club that Donegal’s loss will be Malin’s gain.Roisin Walsh recently stepped down as club secretary due to time restrictions and her position is now being filled in the interim by Elaine McColgan. The club is pleased that Roisin remians as an active club member within the club and would like to place on record their appreciation to Roisin for the proffesionalism and dedication Roisin brought to her role over the past four years. Her hardwork and enthusiasm will be hard to replace and the committee will have a hard job to replicate the efficiecy in which the club was run over the past number of years. The secreatary role is very time consuming and the club will be needing other committee and club members to step up to share the workload moving forward.U12 The under twelves managed by Liam O’Neill, Liam Lafferty, John McLaughlin and Seamus McLaughlin start their season away on Tuesday against Muff.ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 1Malin seniors and reserves will be playing away next Monday against St Michael’s at 1.30pm and 3.00pm. All support welcome.SECRETARYMALIN LADIESMalin ladies lost out against Fanad Gaels last Sunday in very poor conditions with gale force 50 winds and near arctic conditions (weather forecast given by Maria!) in what was a very good team performance.The team has no match this weekend. STRICTLY COME DANCINGThe date has arrived and all roads lead to the Plaza, Buncrana on Easter Sunday night the 5th of April for our first ever Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser which is in aid of our underage teams. The night promises to be a great nights craic and the dancers have put in huge effort for your entertainment so good luck to everyone on the night. Doors open at 7.00pm sharp and the event is ticket only so people are reminded to bring their tickets on the night as no admittance will be given without tickets.TRAINING SCHEDULEU6 team training every Sunday from 10.00 – 11.15 U8 team training every Saturday from 3.00 – 4.15U10 team training every Sunday from 11.30 – 1.00U12 team training every Saturday from 4.30 – 6.00 and Tuesday from 5.45 – 7.00U14 team training every Saturday from 9.30 – 11.00 and Tuesday from 5.30 – 7.00U16 team training every Monday from 4.30 – 6.30 and Friday 4.30 – 6.30Senior and Reserve team training every Tuesday and Friday from 7.30 – 9.00UNDERAGE/SENIOR GIRLS TRAININGU6,U8 and U10 girls team training every Saturday from 11.00 – 12.30U14 and U16 girls training every Wednesday from 5.15-6.15Senior Ladies training every Tuesday and Thursaday from 7.30-8.30 indoorLOTTOThere was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €1050. Sequence drawn was 3-6-2-4-7-5-1. €50 winner was Margaret McLaughlin, Ross Head. The €20 seller prize went to Ciara McLaughlin, Shantla. Next week’s jackpot is €1100.GET WELL SOONThe club would like to wish Kerry McLaughlin (Frazer), Cashel a speedy recovery from her recent illness.CONGRATULATIONSFinally the club would like to congratulate Neil and Michelle McGilloway on the recent birth of their son Harry.GAA: DECLAN WALSH WITHDRAWS FROM DONEGAL SENIOR COUNTY PANEL was last modified: March 30th, 2015 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:Declan WalshGAAnewsNoticesSportlast_img read more

Solomon Thomas opens up about his sister’s suicide: “She was my best friend”

first_imgSANTA CLARA — 49ers defensive lineman Solomon Thomas does not know what more he or anyone else could have done to help prevent the death of his older sister Ella.There are no easy answers, only the questions that he’s kept asking himself in the four months since she committed suicide in their hometown of Coppell, Texas.Get 49ers news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free 49ers HQ newsletter.“You always look back at every situation,” Thomas said. “How could I have handled this? Should I …last_img read more

Grammy for Soweto Gospel Choir

first_img12 February 2007South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir have won a Grammy award in the category best traditional world music for their album Blessed.The Grammy awards ceremony took place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Sunday.Since forming in 2002, the Soweto Gospel Choir has performed in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US, Europe and Singapore, becoming an international, multi-award winning sensation.Drawing from the churches and communities of South Africa’s most famous township, the 26-member group mixes earthy rhythms with rich harmonies to express the energy of South Africa.Accompanied by a four-piece band and percussion section, the choir gives its own unique interpretation to both traditional and contemporary music, performing in six of South Africa’s 11 official languages.The choir has picked up a Helpmann Award, Australia’s prestigious performing arts award, for best contemporary music concert (2003); the 2003 American Gospel Music Award for best choir; the 2004 Gospel Music Award (also US-based) for best international choir.Their debut CD, Voices From Heaven (2005), reached number 1 on Billboard’s World Music Chart within three weeks of its US release after debuting at number 3.Also nominated for the 2007 Grammys – in the two categories of best contemporary world music and best surround-sound production – were traditional Zulu musicians Ladysmith Black Mambazo, for their album Long Walk to Freedom.Ladysmith Black Mambazo already have two Grammys – won 18 years apart – to their name, but failed to add a third one this time round.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more