#KicksStalker: What makes the Agimat click?

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 View comments “It feels so proud to see the Filipino words written on the shoe,” said the Gilas forward.Photo from Nike PHAlso worth a look is the shoe’s perforated upper, which contributes to the Agimat being one of the lightest and fastest in the LeBron line. Filipino sneaker fans tend to lean to lightweight shoes and with LeBron James wanting to honor the country’s passion for hoops that matches his own, having a light, breathable and flexible shoe became a priority for the Agimat engineers.GALLERY: Gilas Pilipinas rocks Nike LeBron 14 ‘Agimat’Anyone who loves to play basketball, from the consummate pro to the wobbly weekend warriors, values cushioning too, and the Nize Zoom Air midsole provides the Agimat with comfortable absorption that maximizes every step.With all those features and more, it’s no wonder people were queueing for the Agimat when it went on sale last weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A closer look at the Nike LeBron 14 “Agimat.” Photo from Nike PHNow that the LeBron 14 “Agimat” has finally hit select shoe store shelves and found its way to the hands of giddy sneakerheads, it’s time to look at the qualities that made the shoe quite a pick among buyers.First off, there’s the Filipino markings all over the shoe and its limited edition-issue box.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Star retains top spot after thumping of Meralco READ: #KicksStalker: Nike, LeBron provide Gilas PH with ‘Agimat’ The words “Para Sa Kadakilaan” appear on the heel tab and the heel cushion. If you have the limited edition box, you’ll find a triangular emblem on top that’s a replica of a medallion (an agimat, what else?) that accompanies the sneaker. There, you’ll also find the phrase “Mula mandirigma sa mandirigma” inscribed on it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundPhoto from Nike PHThe traditional fabric woven along with the cultural elements adorning the shoe also help make it a collector’s piece among Filipino kicks stalkers.The homage to the Filipino basketball culture interspersed with Filipino mythology is the reason why some of the Gilas Pilipinas players like Troy Rosario were in awe of the shoe, arousing feelings of national pride and patriotism even at just first glance. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptionslast_img read more

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Fajardo getting ample help cleaning the glass for Beermen

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSurprisingly ranking just third among locals in rebounding with 7.8 boards per game, June Mar Fajardo shared that he doesn’t really mind his standing in the statistics.“It’s OK,” he said with a grin after San Miguel’s 112-101 victory over GlobalPort on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The three-time PBA Most Valuable Player has every reason to be satisfied, with the rest of the Beermen picking up the slack when it comes to the boards.Fajardo said that San Miguel has put on extra work on its team rebounding, thus the explanation for the rise of boards for its backcourt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundTo wit, in the Beermen’s victory over the Batang Pier, Alex Cabagnot hauled down 10 rebounds, Chris Ross got six boards, and Marcio Lassiter had four.“We really worked out on that, that the rebounding won’t be the responsibility of the big men alone,” the 6-foot-10 giant said in Filipino. “I’m boxing out the opponent’s imports and their big men, so we really have to rebound as a team.” For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle San Miguel is sixth in the league when it comes to the boards, collecting 52.2 rebounds per game.Despite the slight dip in his numbers, Fajardo’s presence is still felt in the team, even if he fought through a stiff neck on Friday.The Cebuano behemoth finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, and three assists in the win, which helped the Beermen grab a top two seat going to the playoffs.Still, Fajardo said that work is just getting started as San Miguel braces for tougher competition in the quarterfinals.“We need to prepare ourselves because we’re facing stronger teams,” he said. “Intensity is bound to get a notch higher in the playoffs, so we have to program ourselves to be prepared.”ADVERTISEMENT Roach says Golovkin will KO Canelo Swing Out Sister back to PH this April LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Handball Seminar Rescheduled

first_imgThe Liberia National Handball Association (LNHA) has announced the extension of its forthcoming seminar in Monrovia, Tubmaburg and Harbel, according to a press release.Signed by its president Mason Saweler, the LNHA said it has been advised by the International Handball Federation (IHF) to reschedule the training, until materials for the course are in Monrovia, to a later date.“The training is important and having materials with us will be the best thing we need so we agreed with the IHF to wait until we receive the materials early next month,” Mr. Saweler said.He said the international expert selected by the IHF will arrive in Liberia as soon as he is informed that the materials have arrived.In addition, a local expert has been selected to work along with the international expert.The seminar is for physical education instructors from the various elementary, junior, high school and colleges and universities throughout the country. The seminars will last for three days each.Saweler said registration is ongoing for two participants from each of the schools. The three session events are expected to bring more than 300 participants to learn the fundamentals of handball as the LNHA is determined to make the game a national sport.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Hoping good sense prevails

first_imgDear Editor,In a section of the media on May 1, 2005, Mr Raphael Trotman was quoted as saying “I would like to be part of a movement for change and I reject the current form of politics being practiced in Guyana.” In that same article, Mr Trotman reaffirmed his commitment to an independent Parliament. Let us reflect on this commitment to an independent Parliament.  Has the Speaker Dr Barton Scotland not acknowledged that the motion had been affirmed and ruled upon to allow for the official notification of the decision to be dispatched to the mover of the motion – the Opposition Leader?   Has the Opposition Leader received the notification?  Yes!   So proper Parliamentary procedures were followed, and the process should have been deemed as complete.But not so in the books of these people who are on a far-fetched journey to blatantly sabotage the Constitution. Has the Speaker lost all his constitutional powers because the APNU/AFC – PNC-led de facto regime says so?  Isn’t the house regulated from the Speaker’s chair?  Has the Speaker not ruled?  They should seek proper guidance, and there is no better source than the book called the ‘Treatise on the Law, Privileges, Proceedings, and Usage of Parliament’ written by the father of Parliamentary procedures in the British Commonwealth, Mr Erskine May.Much of the Parliamentary procedures in practice today were developed over centuries across the British Commonwealth. Guyana’s Constitution was derived from such a system and there is a precedent that supports the position that the Speaker acted correctly on December 21, 2018.  In Mr May’s most informed authoritative book on Parliamentary procedures it clearly states that “when the measure or policy of Ministers is condemned by Parliament, a change of administration restores agreement…”  Mr May further stated that “Ministers are responsible to the Parliament and so long as they are able to retain confidence from the Parliament, the harmonious actions of the several estates of the realm are secured.”  Then Mr May went on to state that the “necessity of refusing to assent is removed by the strict observance of the constitutional principle that the (head of state) has no will but that of its Ministers who only continue to serve in that capacity so long as they retain the confidence of Parliament”.This de facto Granger regime, that has lost the confidence of the majority of the House (Article 106 of the Constitution), ought to have resigned by now and submit themselves to this 90 day period as a caretaker Government.  But instead they have taken the decision to migrate from the realm of legitimacy to illegitimacy and from their now bastardised seats, are choosing to engage in mathematical fantasy.The glorious art of mathematics guides us on this matter. By way of a paper authored by the William D Hacker Professor of Economics and Political Science, Professor Charles R Plott, he clearly put to rest what is a majority.Professor Plott asked an important question – What is the constraint to achieving a majority?  In Guyana’s case, the constitution said “all the elected members” can vote.  That number is 65 and it is an odd number, these are the constraints.  On that fateful night, all 65 elected members were present and voted, so one of the constraints was fulfilled. On the second one, Professor Plott instructs that in the case of an odd number, the majority must be derived from the formula as follows:MAJORITY = (m+1)/2where m is the number of eligible voters (in Guyana’s case 65).MAJORITY = (65+1)/2 = 66/2 = 33.Following Professor Plott’s guidelines, a majority in the Guyanese Parliament is 33.But I did not need the wisdom of the esteemed and celebrated Professor from Caltech, a world-renowned educational institution that is ranked No 5 in the world to tell me this.  I learned this elementary stuff in high school in Guyana from a Sri Lankan who taught me three types of Mathematics during my Bishops High and Queens College days – Pure Maths, Additional Maths, Further Maths.  So why are the PNC and AFC political parties behaving in this manner and trying to sell me and the rest of the Guyanese nation an untruth?I am hoping Mr Trotman remembers his words and reject this sort of politics as he alluded to 13 years ago.  He might be the last hope as it appears that elementary common sense has now departed the minds of all the other lawyers with allegiance to the PNC and AFC.  I am hoping that good sense prevails.Sincerely,Sasenarine Singh,MSc – Finance, ACCAlast_img read more

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Klopp off the mark, City in Cup stroll

first_imgUnited followed holders Chelsea and Arsenal in exiting the competition, while Middlesbrough set up a home quarter-final with Everton.“You can say it’s unlucky, but I said that after the City match also,” said United manager Louis van Gaal, whose side drew 0-0 with Manchester City on Sunday.“You have to force the luck, but we didn’t do that because we didn’t score. That’s why I’m disappointed.”A low-key game that saw Van Gaal make nine changes to his starting XI sprang to life mid-way through the second half, with home defender Daley Blind the central figure.The Dutchman was involved in two huge scares for United — first hacking the ball into his own net, only for the goal to be ruled out for offside, and then dispatching a back-pass that stand-in goalkeeper Sergio Romero almost allowed to bobble in for what would have been a comical own goal.As the game ticked into injury time there was a flurry of chances, with Jesse Lingard hitting the post for United and Romero saving from Grant Leadbitter and Stewart Downing at the other end.United pair Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini each had penalty shouts rejected in extra time and went close with headers, and the home side were left to rue their missed opportunities.Rooney’s opening penalty was brilliantly saved by Tomas Mejias and with Carrick blazing over the bar and Mejias also denying Young, spot-kicks from Leadbitter, Downing and Ben Gibson took Aitor Karanka’s men through.“I’m very proud of my players,” said Karanka. “It was an amazing night for them.”– City breeze –Liverpool’s new manager Klopp tasted victory at the fourth attempt as his side beat Bournemouth 1-0 at Anfield.Liverpool had recorded draws against Tottenham Hotspur, Rubin Kazan and Southampton in Klopp’s first three games after succeeding Brendan Rodgers, but Nathaniel Clyne’s first-half strike got the German off the mark.“It’s better than a draw,” Klopp told Sky Sports with a wry smile.“I’m really satisfied tonight because this team never played together since I’m here — young players, new players, players who didn’t play for a long time because of injuries — and they did really well.”Clyne struck in the 17th minute, following up after Joao Teixeira’s audacious back-heel had been cleared off the line to score his first Liverpool goal and set up a quarter-final at his former club Southampton.Premier League leaders Manchester City will host Hull City in the last eight after a routine 5-1 home victory over Crystal Palace, which came at the cost of an injury to right-back Pablo Zabaleta.Wilfried Bony headed City in front from Aleksandar Kolarov’s 22nd-minute corner before Kelechi Iheanacho teed up Kevin De Bruyne to tap in his sixth goal in nine club games shortly before half-time.Zabaleta was stretchered off early in the second half after hurting his knee in a collision with Wilfried Zaha, with Bacary Sagna replacing him.City manager Manuel Pellegrini said the Argentine had damaged the medial ligament in his right knee and would undergo tests on Thursday.Second-half goals by Iheanacho, Yaya Toure, from the penalty spot, and 17-year-old substitute Manu Garcia sealed victory, with Palace replying through Damien Delaney’s 89th-minute header.Meanwhile, Aston Villa began life without sacked manager Tim Sherwood by losing 2-1 at Premier League rivals Southampton, who won courtesy of second-half goals from Maya Yoshida and Graziano Pelle.Tuesday’s results opened up the competition, with holders Chelsea losing 5-4 on penalties at Stoke City after a 1-1 draw and a second-string Arsenal team crashing 3-0 at second-tier Sheffield Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp celebrates Nathaniel Clyne’s goal against Bournemouth in the League Cup. PHOTO/EFELONDON, October 29- Wayne Rooney failed to convert a spot-kick as Manchester United lost 3-1 on penalties to second-tier Middlesbrough in the League Cup on Wednesday, while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool edged Bournemouth.After 120 goalless minutes at Old Trafford, the fourth-round tie went to penalties and with Rooney, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young all fluffing their lines, Championship side Middlesbrough pulled off a memorable win.last_img read more

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DONEGAL HOTELIER SLAMS THE GATHERING AS ‘HOT AIR’

first_imgA leading Donegal hotelier and former councillor has slammed the Government for not backing The Gathering.Businessman Terry McEniff of the Mount Errigal Hotel described the initiative as “a lot of hot air from Dublin.”“I just haven’t seen the seeds being sewn from national level and we need more funding. “It’s a lot of hot air from Dublin that is not being backed up on the ground,” he said.Mr McEniff told the Shaun Doherty Show on Highland Radio that people like Paddy Harte, the chairman of The Gathering in Donegal, were doing their best.But he said they are not getting the support form national level.“But the problem is that Paddy Harte and his team can only do so much with limited resources. “I would call on the Government to put up more resources.“There is simply no sign of The Gathering growing on the ground and this is what needs to happen,” he said.He said he was still hopeful things will change and the event can be saved.“I’m hopeful things will happen but I don’t buy into it yet. I would call on people in central Government to give more money.“I think it is a great initiative but I think it needs a lot more money. “Two million euro would go a long way and would return in ten-fold,” he said.DONEGAL HOTELIER SLAMS THE GATHERING AS ‘HOT AIR’ was last modified: January 24th, 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:Terry McEniffThe Gatheringlast_img read more

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IS IT THE END OF THE ROAD FOR THE LOUGH SWILLY BUS COMPANY?

first_imgThe taxman in the North has secured a court date in a bid to wind up the famous Lough Swilly Bus Company.The service has been operating between Donegal and Derry for decades.But now the Revenue and Customs office has put a petition to the courts to have the company wound up. The case is due to be heard on April 3rd.IS IT THE END OF THE ROAD FOR THE LOUGH SWILLY BUS COMPANY? was last modified: March 20th, 2014 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:Lough Swilly Bus Companylast_img read more

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‘Goosebumps!’ Football fans STILL cannot believe Leicester’s amazing triumph

first_imgIt is an amazing story that has the happy ending it deserves. Leicester City were handed the Premier League trophy on Saturday after a stunning campaign and football fans STILL cannot believe the 5000/1 achievement. A 3-1 victory over Everton typified their professional performances this season, as Jamie Vardy returned from suspension to hit a fine double. Claudio Ranieri’s side were being tipped for relegation this season, but what they have done in 2015/16 is one of the best sporting stories ever – see some of the best reaction, below: 1 Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes lifted the trophy after beating Everton last_img

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SCHOOL OF TOURISM ON THE CREST OF A WAVE WITH VISITING CRUISE LINER

first_imgA group of academic staff from LYIT School of Tourism was invited to visit the Amadea, a German Cruise Liner owned by Phoenix Reisen, during its stopover in Killybegs.The visit coincides with an exciting new semester of courses on offer at the School which has refreshed all programmes this year including its flagship tourism programme, Destination Tourism with Marketing. On boarding the ship, the group were met by a familiar sight in the form of Ann McHugh and Moya McHugh, both graduates of the tourism programmes and who are now working with the Killybegs Cruise Welcome Committee.The guided tour not only included the public areas such as the cabins, restaurants, bars and leisure facilities, but also a look behind the scenes, which included a detailed tour of the central kitchen.It gave the staff the additional understanding of the industry which is usually only seen from a guest’s perspective.The Amadea began its voyage from Bremerhaven, northwest Germany, home to a University of Applied Sciences which offers a Cruise Tourism Management programme. Students from the School of Tourism in Killybegs have studied in Bremerhaven as part of the Erasmus Study Abroad project. Ciarán ó hAnnracháin, Head of Department, revealed “Building networks and collaborating with other European colleges is an important facet of higher education, and we are continuing to do this in order for students to expand their search for employment, both at home and abroad. This approach helps to ensure that they are prepared for a wide variety of careers in a diverse and growing industry.” SCHOOL OF TOURISM ON THE CREST OF A WAVE WITH VISITING CRUISE LINER was last modified: October 2nd, 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

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TRANSFER FIGHT! Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all chasing Bundesliga sensation

first_img1 Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are all battling it out for RB Leipzig star Naby Keita.The midfielder has been one of the standout performers in Germany this season and watching scouts have been impressed.The Guinea international has struck seven times in the Bundesliga during the current campaign, while he has also chipped in with the same number of assists.According to Bild, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain all now want to sign Keita this summer.Leipzig have been alerted to the mounting interest in their star midfielder and they have opened talks with him regarding a new contract.The 22-year-old’s current deal expires in June 2020 and it is reported he could be offered a two-year extension. RB Leipzig star Naby Keita last_img

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