‘Free Philharmonic concert to highlight Aklan town’s anniversary’

first_imgThe 80-man Philippine PhilharmonicOrchestra is widely recognized as one of the top ensembles in the Asia PacificRegion and its outreach program aims to promote music appreciation to allFilipinos especially those in the underserved communities not only in MetroManila, but also to other regions in the country.(With PIA/PN) The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra is widely recognized as one of the top ensembles in the Asia Pacific Region. Recently, Vice Gov. Reynaldo Quimpo announced that the group will perform a free concert on the highlights of Balete town’s centennial anniversary. CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES “This event will be made possiblethrough the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Deputy Speaker LorenLegarda, representative of the province of Antique,” Quimpo said. Balate town, which name came from anenchanted tree and located on the eastern district of Aklan province, willhighlight its centennial anniversary set on Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.  The mentoring workshop will be done atthe Infant Jesus Academy school here on Nov. 30, he added.center_img “Aside from performing a free concertdubbed as ‘An Enchanting Evening in Balete’ on Dec. 1, the group will alsostage free mentoring program for interested local ensembles and musicalenthusiasts in the province,” Quimpo said.        KALIBO, Aklan – The PhilippinePhilharmonic Orchestra will perform on the highlights of Balete town’scentennial anniversary, Vice Gov. Reynaldo Quimpo said.     He added admission to the concert isfree on a first come, first served basis due to limited seats at the Teodoro F.Calizo Sr. Memorial Civic Center of Balete.          last_img read more

Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ resumes tonight in Linden

first_imgComplete May 3rd-Silver City Hard-CourtWisroc vs Presidential – 19:30hrsBarsenal vs High Rollers – 20:00hrsCoomacka vs Quiet Storm – 20:30hrsSilver Bullets vs Retrieve Unknown – 21:00hrsAmelia’s Ward Russians vs Haynes Hitters – 21:30hrsSwag Entertainment vs Dave and Celina – 22:00hrsFixtures – May 5 – Mackenzie tarmacQuiet Storm vs Haynes Hitters – 19:30hrsCapital Storm vs Assassa Ballers – 20:00hrsNK Ballers vs Amazings – 20:30hrsWisroc vs Dave and Celina – 21:00hrsSwag Entertainment vs Presidential – 21:30hrsSilver Bullets vs High Rollers – 22:00hrs ALL roads will lead to the Silver City Hard-Court tarmac tonight when the second group night commences in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Linden Championship.The event was rescheduled due to torrential rainfall on May 1.  According to the tournament coordinators, “The Wednesday match-day (May 1), rescheduled due to torrential rain, will now be staged on Sunday at the same venue (Mackenzie tarmac). It was disappointing that no matches were hosted but you can’t control the weather.“We have to be cognizant of the players’ safety which is paramount in the tournament. The fixtures remain the same so the teams are expected to arrive at the venue to compete.”The release further said, “We expect another thrilling night of action to captivate the fans who are expected to descend on the venue in droves.”The playing area was unplayable and the decision to switch the matches to another date was taken by the coordinators and sponsors.At 19:30hrs, Wisroc will oppose Presidential, with Barsenal engaging High Rollers at 20:00hrs and Coomacka battling Quiet Storm from 20:30hrs.The fourth match will pit defending champions Silver Bullets against Retrieve Unknowns from 21:00hrs, while Amelia’s Ward Russians oppose Haynes Hitters at 21:30hrs and Swag Entertainment take aim at Dave & Celina’s All-Stars from 22:00hrs.The tournament is being contested in an initial round-robin format, featuring four groups of four teams. Upon the conclusion of the group stage, the top two finishers will advance to the knockout round.Group-A comprises Assassa Ballers, Amazings, NK Ballers and Capital Storm, with Group-B comprising Amelia’s Ward Russians, Quiet Storm, Coomacka-B and Haynes Hitters.On the other hand, Group-C consists of Silver Bullets, High Rollers, Retrieve Unknown and Barsenal, whilst Swag Entertainment, Dave & Celina’s All-Stars, Presidential and Wisroc make up Group-D.The other playing dates are May 5, 10, 17 with the grand finale set for the 24th. Below are the fixtures for May 1 and May 3 matches.last_img read more

200 Golfers Jostle for 2017 CBN Governor’s Cup

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe 11th CBN Governor’s Golf Tournament will tee off on Saturday, November 25, at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja with a field of 200 golfers.The tournament has become embedded in the calendar of IBB, since the maiden edition in 2006, when Oludare Bello was the captain. IBB Club current captain, Sunday Ameh (SAN) on Wednesday lauded CBN for always keeping to its promise of hosting the year ending tournament.The field will tee off in two groups in the morning and afternoon via the shotgun format.The best nett over 18 holes stroke play shall be deemed the overall winner of the tournament irrespective of the category of play.The tournament is limited to IBB Club members and CBN guests within Handicap 0-24 for men and Ladies, Handicap 21-30. There will also be veterans, who will play with their full handicap, CBN staff category and retired staff.The gentlemen are also categorised into three divisions; 0-12 (Division 1) 13-18 (Division 2) and 19-24 (Division 3).Aside from from trophies to be won in various categories, there will be auxiliary prizes for nearest to the pin for men, women and CBN staff and longest drive for men, women and CBN staff.CBN Ag. Director Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, said the yearly tournament will engender a spirit of friendship among competing golfers, while encouraging partnership and networking.“The beautiful game of golf is a comprehensive exercise that promotes the physiological, mental and emotional well-being of players. It significantly helps reduce stress,” Okorafor said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

How Will Rayman became the center of Colgate’s success

first_img Published on November 12, 2019 at 9:45 pm Contact Roshan: rferna04@syr.edu | @Roshan_f16 Everyone in the gym knew the ball was going to Will Rayman.It wasn’t a play call Millbrook coach William Thom had to think about — he had Rayman, the New England Preparatory Athletic Player of the Year. Down three in a playoff game against the top-seeded Canterbury (CT) High School, Thom called a play to get Rayman a 3-pointer in the far-left corner.Right behind a wide-open Rayman, the student section watched the ball go in and out, taking Millbrook’s season with it.Back in the locker room, Rayman told his team how proud he was of them. He told them what the season meant to him, and how he appreciated playing alongside them. But he didn’t apologize. In that situation, most players would have “wallowed” and told their team that they should have made the shot, but Rayman showed maturity in the way he handled himself, Thom said.“I worked so hard to make those shots in games, and even now, I work so hard, and sometimes, they’re not going to go in,” Rayman said. “If it doesn’t, then it just doesn’t.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRayman has taken this maturity and mentality to Colgate (1-1), where the senior is now a second-year captain. Last season, Colgate won the Patriot League and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 23 years. Rayman was at the center of the team’s success, said head coach Matt Langel. Averaging 13.1 points per game, shooting 42.9% from behind the arc and averaging the most minutes on Colgate last season, Rayman helped lead the Raiders to a 24-11 season, their best record in 75 years.“I credit a lot of people, but I can’t say that there’s anyone more important to the growth of our culture and progress of our program than (Rayman),” Langel said. “He’s a coach’s dream.”Colgate AthleticsAgainst No. 2 seeded Tennessee in the 2019 Tournament, Rayman scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds, keeping Colgate close in its 77-70 loss. For Thom, Rayman’s performance was telling of how intelligent he could be on the court; he didn’t change his game or play outside his capabilities. He played with “poise,” Thom said.Rayman was able to handle that spotlight because he carries a certain level of confidence, knowing that no one on the court has outworked him, Langel said.On days off when the team is told to go rest and stay away from the gym, Rayman would wait until late at night before heading to the gym. On multiple occasions, Langel has run into Rayman at the gym when he came into the office at night to finish up some work.“You literally have to kick him out of the gym,” Langel said. “He can’t go a day without feeling like he has to work on some part of his game.”Growing up in Manhattan, Rayman was on the smaller side, and he played mostly guard. Until his senior year of high school, Thom said Rayman was projected as a Division III perimeter player. Then, he grew from 6-foot-4 to 6-foot-8 in less than a year, changing his trajectory.Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorSince Rayman had a late growth spurt, he had already developed a perimeter-oriented skillset, but struggled to grow into his new frame at first.When Langel first recruited Rayman, he remembers a player who would always fall down on offense, defense or when going up for rebounds. Rayman lost some of his coordination and couldn’t dribble more than twice with his left hand, but through “relentless” work, he’s made a great deal of progress, Langel said.“When horses are first born, (they) can barely walk. It’s like a baby giraffe and its legs can hardly hold it up, and then after a couple years they were thoroughbreds and while they weren’t competing in the Kentucky Derby necessarily, they got to be big and strong and super impressive animals,” Langel said. “I think Will’s progress is kind of in that.”Part of that progress came from working with forward Rapolas Ivanauskas. Last year, the two had a trade-off — Rayman would teach Ivanauskas some aspects from his defensive game, and Ivanauskas helped Rayman with shooting, particularly with his left hand.When Ivanauskas transferred from Northwestern at the start of last season, there was uncertainty whether the two forwards would get along on the court. Rayman had to take a smaller role, Langel said. But Rayman recognized Ivanauskas’ potential, and Ivanauskas said he doesn’t know what would have happened had Rayman had a bigger ego.Langel describes Rayman as an all-around player, one whose versatility will allow him to play two or three different positions, if needed. He sacrifices a larger offensive role, Langel said, in favor of extra passes, rebounding and playing tough defense. He’s the glue holding this team together, Ivanauskas said.Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design Editor“He’s got it all,” Ivanauskas said, “He can shoot, he can post, he can take midranges, he can pass, he can dribble, he’s got a lot to his game. But I think the intangible for him is he loves playing defense, he’s really tough, and he will outwork you on the court.”Trailing 72-70 with 10 seconds left against Loyola Maryland on Feb. 16 last season, the ball came to Rayman for the 3-pointer in the left corner, just like five years prior. As he released the shot, he knew that whether the ball went in or not was no longer in his control — he only had confidence that he had put in the work at practice. That’s all he could do.This time, the ball swished through the net, and Colgate would go on to win 75-72.“I sometimes joke with him that ‘You can’t run through a wall, so don’t try,’” Langel said. “But he literally would try to run through a wall for his team to find a way to win.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Further revision of fixture times for Mid Tipp Quarter Finals

first_imgThe clash between Upperchurch-Drombane and Loughmore Castleiney will now take place on SATURDAY evening in The Ragg with a throw in time of 7.30.. It follows the match between Holycross Ballycahill and Clonakenny which takes place at the same venue at 6 pm.Then on SUNDAY defending champions Thurles Sarsfields will take on Drom-Inch at the earlier time of 12 noon in Holycross and not Templetuohy.The revised fixtures which were originally changed to avoid a clash with the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 match followed a meeting of the CCC yesterday as well as lengthy discussions with the clubs involved.last_img

Tipperary boxer looking to gain vital international experience

first_imgThe Clonmel Boxing Club lightweight was beaten by Kellie Harrington in the National Elite Final earlier this month.She wants to do everything possible to come out on the right side of title-deciding bouts in the future.Katie Taylor’s set to box seven times between now at the end of the year. The former Olympic champion will step through the ropes to face Italy’s Monica Gentili at London’s 02 Arena this Saturday night and her promoter Brian Peters says the plan is then to have a bout every month for the rest of 2017. Taylor’s already secured a place on the Anthony Joshua versus Wladimir Klitschko undercard at Wembley in April and hopes to fight on Irish soil later this year. It’s after Eddie Bolger quit his role at with Ireland to become Germany’s new head-coach. Meanwhile Tipperary’s top female boxer says she needs to widen her ‘horizons’ in order to improve as a fighter.Shauna O’Keefe believes what she does for the rest of this year will determine her chances of success in the major championships.last_img read more

National Paralympic Committee Salutes IPC On 25th Anniversary Celebration

first_imgThe National Paralympic Committee (NPC) has sent a congratulatory message to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary Celebration, on Thursday, September 25.The NPC, which is an affiliate of the IPC is of the firm conviction that, the international body has contributed positively to the development and promotion of para-sports in Ghana and the world as whole.In a press statement signed by Ignatius Elletey, General Secretary of the NPC, it said, the IPC over the last years developed  and promoted para-sports through the organisation of the Paralympics Games, which had provided the platform for people with disability to exhibit their talents.The statement added that, the IPC through the Paralympic Games has also provided the platform for people with disability to break social, political and economic barriers in their respective countries, thereby attaining the respect of all.The statement said, the IPC early this year provided the NPC with funding to embark on capacity building programme for its members on disability issues.It said, the IPC through its technical arm, The Agitos Foundation is also in the process of providing Ghana, funding to organise the first ever National Paralympic Festival in November. According to the statement, the success of the IPC cannot without mentioning the impact of disability sports in Ghana.It said, the disability team of Ghana, has contributed significant amount of medals to Team Ghana at international games and will continue to play the leading role in sports in the years to come.The statement also used the occasion to congratulate some of its leading para-athletes such as Ajara Mohamed, Botyso Nkegbe, Anita Fordjour, Patrick Obeng, Alem Mumuni, Charles Teye Narh, National Amputee Football team, the Black Challenge and administrators such Bishop Cornelius Adjah Coffie, Francis Adjetey Sowah and all past and present executives of the NPC.“We are compelled as a body to appreciate your tireless efforts in the development and promotion of disability sports in Ghana on this important day when the IPC celebrates 25 years of existence as a sporting body”. The statement added.last_img read more

Devils score 3, count ’em, 3 own goals in shootout loss

first_imgThe Devils managed to put three pucks into their own net, with the offenders including Devils captain Andy Greene and, ironically, former Ducks Stefan Noesen and Ben Lovejoy.“That’s the first time in my experiences where we had three that got in,” Devils coach John Hynes told reporters after the game, via USA Today. “Sometimes something gets deflected in or hits someone else and goes in but those were a little bit odd tonight.” The mishaps made goalie Cory Schneider’s night even more difficult as he extended his losing streak to seven in his seventh start of the season. New Jersey scored eight times on Sunday, but still lost at Anaheim.The Ducks denied the Devils a win, but wouldn’t have been able to secure the 6-5 shootout victory had it not been for the three goals generously provided by New Jersey. “It was just a couple of bad bounces for us once again,” Schneider said. “That’s kind of been a recurring theme.”An exciting first period resulted in six combined goals and a 3-3 score. The Ducks entered the third period trailing 4-3, but managed to take a late lead after killing a crucial power play. The Devils then tied the game on a Marcus Johansson 6-on-5 goal in the final minute, sending the game to overtime.Schneider’s quest for his first win since Dec. 27 of last year will continue when the Devils visit the Sharks at 10:30 p.m. ET Monday.last_img read more

Gideon Waja donates FC Toronto II shirt to Canadian High Commission

first_imgFC Toronto II midfielder Gideon Waja has signed a club shirt for the Canadian High Commission in Ghana to be auctioned for charity.Waja visited High Commissioner Heather Cameron in Accra on Friday, 28 December to share his first-year experience in Maple Leaf country as a professional.The former WAFA captain was advised to live an exemplary life both on and off the pitch to achieve his career goals.Waja expressed gratitude to Her Excellency Cameron for the words of encouragement and motivation.”I really thank the High Commissioner for his reception and advice. It was my first time and I was shy so didn’t talk much. She talked me like a son and I loved it,” the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations winner told Joy Sports. ”I had to sign a jersey for them and it will be auctioned and the proceeds going to the school of the blind in the Northern Region.”Once again I thank her for the words of advice.”Waja played in the USL last season with the second side of FC Toronto but will feature in the maiden edition of the Canadian Premier League which starts next March.last_img read more

Eddie Hall signs boxing contract with Hafthor Bjornsson: ‘It all ends in the ring’

first_imgIt seems Hafthor Bjornsson and Eddie “The Beast” Hall’s feud may soon have a resolution — not in a lifting competition, but in the boxing ring.Bjornsson on Saturday set a new world record in the deadlift, lifting 1,104 pounds and breaking the 1,102-pound mark Hall set in 2016. Following his record-breaking feat of strength, Bjornsson issued a challenge to Hall: If you’re looking for the source of Bjornsson’s and Hall’s feud, it dates back to when the former called Hall a cheat at the 2017 World’s Strongest Man competition (which Hall won). Bjornsson turned around the next year and claimed the title of World’s Strongest Man 2018. Now, it seems the two will settle their differences with not just their muscles, but also their fists.That said, it seems Bjornsson has a clear height and weight advantage over his weightlifting rival: He stands 6-9 and 425 pounds, compared to Hall’s 6-3, 362-pound frame. It stands to reason he has a greater reach as well. Plus, Bjornsson has at least some combat training, as evidenced by his brief spar with MMA fighter Conor Mcgregor.The only question that remains to be answered: Can ‘The Beast’ topple ‘The Mountain’? “CoreSports just offered me a seven-figure contract,” Bjornsson said. “I just knocked out your record, and now I’m ready to knock you out in the ring. Time to put your fist where your big mouth is and sign the contract. I’m ready. Are you ready, Eddie?”MORE: ‘The Mountain’ Hafthor Bjornsson crushes Eddie Hall’s deadlift world recordHall — who placed his 2017 World’s Strongest Man trophy conspicuously in the background of his response video — rose to the challenge on Sunday, signing what appeared to be a contract to fight Bjornsson. If the deal is indeed legitimate, details still need to be worked out for a time and place for the fight.(Warning: Foul language used).”I’m going to train for this like I’ve never trained for anything before. I’m going to swim out to those dark waters, and I want you to come with me,” Hall tells Bjornsson. “And I’m going to keep swimming. And I can guarantee you — I don’t give a f— anymore. I’m not turning back. And you will.”It’s a dark, deep, cold, horrible place. And it all ends in the ring.”last_img read more