Tough routine wins Capellan another gymnastics gold

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “I did a lot of power tumblings,” said Capellan of his multiple somersaults that thrilled the judges at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center Hall 6.“I have that routine in my mind and I know exactly what to do,” said the 23-year-old Capellan, who retained the crown he won two years go in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Reyland Capellan celebrates his gold medal win in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEA Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLThe Masbate native said he was feeling nervous at the start of the competition, because “everybody is doing well, they are all good.”But Capellan, who competed in the World Championships in Glasgow in 2015, went for jumps that carried high levels of difficulty. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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: Bata, dela Cruz bow out in English billiards 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES KUALA LUMPUR — Reyland Capellan has been practicing the same routine every day for the past two years.And when it mattered the most, practice made perfect. His routine, highlighted by a lot of high-score power jumps, won him the 29th Southeast Asian Games men’s artistic gymnastics floor exercise gold medal Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Reyland Capellan competes in the men’s floor exercise event of the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Capelan scored 13.950 points to win the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLHe totaled 13.950 points, enough to beat host Malaysia’s Zul Bahrin Bin Mat Asri (13.750) and Thailand’s Tikumporn Surintornta (13.600). The Philippines’ other entry in the final, 18-year-old novice John Matthew Vergara, finished eighth.“I’m very proud of what I did, because I trained very hard, but before the competition I was very very nervous,” said Capellan who will still compete in vault on Wednesday.Already he is thinking of his training for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. “We are forming a team for the Olympic training,” he said.His coach Aldrin Castaneda said Capellan and Vergara are being groomed to form that training team.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Essequibo teacher allegedly drowns after seizure

first_imgThe head teacher of the 8th of May Primary School on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is believed to have drowned after falling into a drain, while suffering an epileptic seizure on Thursday afternoon.Dead is 43-year-old Seroojanie Singh. <<<>>>> understands that the head teacher usually suffers bouts of seizures and is usually accompanied by someone whenever she goes on the road.However on Thursday, Singh left her Westbury, Essequibo Coast, school alone and rode on a bicycle to the Flora Nursery in Dartmouth – a half mile journey – to meet with the head teacher of that school.The incident occurred while Singh was returning to her school sometime around 13:30h. According to information reaching this newspaper, the head teacher suffered a seizure and fell into a nearby drain in Dartmouth Back Street.Residents immediately rushed to her assistance and she was taken to the Oscar Joseph District Hospital in Charity, where she was treated but subsequently died sometime around14:00h.According to residents, “Miss Rona”, as she was popularly known, was a single-parent who worked very hard as a teacher to provide for her two children who are now adults.Singh started to teach at a tender age of 18 and was only promoted to head teacher of the 8th of May Primary School about one month ago.Her teaching staff and pupils were all in shock after receiving news of her tragic death. In fact, Regional Education Officer (REO), Nicola Matthews, dismissed the school for the reminder of the day after visiting and seeing the teachers in tears.Everyone described the 43-year-old woman as a good teacher, mother, colleague, neighbour and friend.Residents say the community lost a “superwoman” who was always friendly and willing to help others.last_img read more


first_imgGardai have issued an appeal following the murder of a young man in Buncrana in 2012.Murdered: AndrewAndrew Allen was brutally gunned down in the house he was renting at Links View Park on February 9th, 2012.The 24 year old was originally from Derry but had been sharing the house with his girlfriend for a number of months before the shooting. Andy died when gunmen sprayed the bedroom of his house with bullets.His girlfriend, who was also in the house at the time, miraculously escaped being injured.The Republican Action Against Drugs group later claimed they carried out the killing saying Mr Allen was a drug-dealer.However his mother Donna Smyth has denied the claims. Gardai have confirmed that a number of arrests have ben made in the past in connection with the shooting.The scene of the murder of Andrew Allen in Buncrana in 2012.“A number of arrests have been made by investigating Garda into this murder and we are working closely with our colleagues in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.“Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room in Buncrana at 074-93 20540, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station,” said a spokesman  GARDAI RENEW APPEAL INTO BRUTAL MURDER OF YOUNG MAN IN BUNCRANA was last modified: February 11th, 2015 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:Andrew Allenappealbuncranamurderlast_img read more

It’s the last chance for Thirkettle at Mesa Marin

first_imgTravis Thirkettle thought Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield always would be around. He thought he had time to race at the half-mile oval that made his dad famous. But when the track operators announced Mesa Marin was closing after the October Classic, the younger Thirkettle, a Newhall resident, decided he was going to take every opportunity to race there – and try to win a race before it closes. His first opportunity comes tonight. “I always thought it’d be there,” said Thirkettle, a regular in the NASCAR Late Model class at Irwindale Speedway. “I regret not racing there the last two years. I never won a race there.” There are only two more Late Model events on the Irwindale Speedway schedule. Tim Huddleston wrapped up the class track championship two weeks ago, and Thirkettle, who will be Late Model Rookie of the Year, can finish no higher than third in the standings. Thirkettle has scored a number of wins in the Late Model and Grand American Modified divisions at Irwindale Speedway. “I’m not new to the block, just new to the party,” Thirkettle said about his rookie status in the Late Model class. “I didn’t think I’d win this many races. The success is welcomed. I expect to win the rest of them.” The Late Models don’t race at Irwindale Speedway again until Sept. 17. In the meantime, he will race at Mesa Marin and the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He also wants to race in the Oct. 15 October Classic, the final NASCAR race scheduled at Mesa Marin. And he hasn’t ruled out giving his dad a chance to race at Mesa Marin one last time. “I’d love for him to do it,” Thirkettle said. “If it comes down to he’s faster than me, I’d hand over the keys.” NASCAR Busch Series: Ron Hornaday Jr. will seek to make his second start of the year for SKI Motorsports in the NASCAR Busch Series race today at California Speedway. Hornaday, a regular on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, has been sharing driving duties with Scott Riggs and Mike Bliss on the Busch Series in the No. 30 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Making his first start for SKI Motorsports at Atlanta Motor Speedway in May, Hornaday, from Palmdale, qualified 25th, but he was taken out in an opening-lap crash. “We showed what this car can do at Atlanta, so the task at hand will be to put it solidly in the show once again, and then have a clean run from start to finish on Saturday night,” Hornaday, a former Saugus Speedway champ, said on his Web site. “We have what it takes to make it happen.” None of the drivers have had much success in the car this year, the first year for SKI Motorsports in the Busch Series. Riggs debuted the car in March at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He qualified 30th and finished 21st. Bliss was on his way to a top-10 finish in July at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway when he was hit from behind on the the last lap and knocked out of contention. The car failed to qualify in the other two races it was entered. Tonight’s race marks the sixth of eight scheduled races for the No. 30 SKI Motorsports Chevy. It also is set to race in November at Texas Motor Speedway in Justin, Texas, and Phoenix International Raceway. Tim Haddock covers motor sports for the Daily News. He can be reached at (818) 713-3715 or NASCAR BUSCH SERIES Ameriquest 300 Site: Fontana. Schedule: Today, qualifying (Speed, noon); race (Ch. 4, 5:30 p.m.). Track: California Speedway (D-shaped oval, 2 miles, 14 degrees banking in turns). Race distance: 300 miles, 150 laps. Last race: Ryan Newman outlasted two long rain delays, 12 cautions and overtime to stretch his winning streak to three in the NASCAR Busch series with a victory in the Food City 250 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Last year: Greg Biffle and Casey Mears dominated the Target House 300 at Fontana, swapping the lead twice down the stretch before Biffle pulled away with two laps remaining for the win. Fast facts: Mark Martin won the Stater Bros. 300 at Fontana on Feb. 26. … Newman is the first driver since Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 1999 to win three in a row. The Busch series record is four consecutive wins, set by former series champion Sam Ard in 1983. … This race will mark the NASCAR oval-track debut of Mexican IRL superstar Adrian Fernandez. … Martin Truex Jr. leads Clint Bowyer in the driver standings by 194 points (3,756-3,562). Next race: Emerson Radio 250, Sept. 9, Richmond, Va. On the Net: local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Jim Thirkettle, Travis’ dad, won five straight Mesa Marin track championships, from 1979 to 1983, in addition to two track titles at Saugus Speedway. “My father has a huge history there, and I haven’t won a race there,” Travis Thirkettle said. “It would be a huge challenge there. I could care less about Irwindale.” Jim Thirkettle’s racing career is legendary on the West Coast. He made his way up the NASCAR ladder and competed on the old Grand National Division, when the top stock car racers visited Ontario and Riverside. Travis Thirkettle said there are times race fans read his name in the newspaper and assume Jim Thirkettle is back racing. At 60, the closest Jim Thirkettle gets to a race car is to prepare it for his son. Travis Thirkettle is in an impressive string himself, winning three straight Late Model races at Irwindale Speedway and four of the past five. last_img read more

Pedestrian safety growing concern in Baldwin Park

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BALDWIN PARK – As Alonda Garcia walked her autistic son to Vineland Elementary School last week, the last thing she expected was to save his life.As the pair crossed the intersection at Vineland and Puente avenues, a car ran a red light and was heading toward 5-year-old Saul.Garcia said she had to push her son out of the way of the speeding car.“This is a little boy and he doesn’t understand,” Garcia told the Baldwin Park City Council at Wednesday’s meeting. “He doesn’t feel safe to come out of the house. He’s scared he’s going to get hit by a car.”The recent death of an elementary-school student hit by a car and a number of other near-misses as students walk to and from school has raised concerns among parents in Baldwin Park.Central Elementary student Yasmin Lopez, 9, was killed Nov. 27 while crossing the street at Maine Avenue and Hallwood Drive.“It’s always been a concern in our school community because of the volume of traffic in the area,” said Central Elementary School Principal Maria Tarango. “We are constantly trying to bring attention to safety precautions.”Tarango says she hears new stories of students almost getting hit by cars on a daily basis.“Come dismissal time and arrival time, it’s a congested area,” Tarango said. “There’s no protection. A crosswalk is not protection.”She said driver and pedestrian awareness is key to solving the problem, but that more enforcement and speed control features in school areas are also needed.Baldwin Park Unified School District Superintendent Mark Skvarna said enhanced police enforcement is on the way.“The problem is people don’t follow the rules,” he said. “We are coming down on it with both feet.”With the large number of cars dropping off and picking up students at schools, Skvarna said motorists speed and run red lights and stop signs every day.“It’s just like a ticking time bomb,” he said. “It’s chaos.”After the death of Lopez, Baldwin Park Mayor Manuel Lozano held a town hall meeting for parents to discuss safety issues involving students walking to and from school.About 50 parents showed for the meeting, he said.“We ourselves need to be cautious,” said Lozano, at Wednesday’s council meeting. “We think we’re safe on the sidewalk, but you never know.”He has been lobbying for an initiative to place a stop light at the intersection where Lopez was killed. The council will vote on whether to approve $150,000 for the light Jan. 4. 962-8811, Ext. 2236last_img read more


first_imgENTERTAINMENT: The Alley Theatre have launched a superb offer for some upcoming shows later this month!The Alley Theatre ushers in the autumn with a packed programme of exciting and popular events for September and October that includes everything from comedy nights to drama performances, storytelling and events for kids, as well as choral performances, live music acts and even hypnosis!! Two top class shows are on offer this weekend and the next with the laugh-out-loud ‘50 Shades of Red, White and Blue’ and the hilarious ‘Two Sore Legs’- and the Alley has an excellent joint offer of 15% off when purchasing a ticket to both performances.A Belfast-based spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shade of Red, White and Blue is sure to have you on the edge of your seats this Saturday 19th September as the loveable Maggie Muff tells her story of her search for love.The show features laugh-out-loud characters such as big Sally Ann, Sinead the Greener and of course, the mysterious Mr Red White and Blue himself.Caroline Curran’s performance has been lauded by the critics as one of the best ever seen on a Belfast stage. According to GOH Chief Executive Andrew Hill: “There isn’t much to laugh about these days so do yourself a favour, get a tickets for 50 Shades of Red White & Blue…..Go see for yourself you won’t be disappointed.“After a half hour I thought some of the people around me were in such states of helpless laughter, they would need urgent hospitalisation.”50 Shades Of Red, White & Blue is directed by Martin Lynch and produced by Martin Lynch and Joe Rea, the team who brought you Dancing Shoes – The George Best Story and A Night With George.Following its outstanding success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Two Sore Legs is due to take centre stage at the Alley Theatre Saturday 26th September 8pm.Starring Maria Connelly, Two Sore Legs is set in Belfast in the 1950’s and 60’s and is a powerful, autobiographical play telling the story of Brenda Murphy’s mother Bridie, a young Butlin’s Redcoat, who had six children by a married man who lived around the corner with his other family.The play explores the pain, the joy and the fall-out from this extraordinary family arrangement. From the rowdy, fractious relationship Bridie had with her own father to the explosive but hilarious visits of the local Parish Priest, this play drips explicit family emotions.  “…leaves you sobbing one minute, crying with laughter the next.” says The Edinburgh Evening News – 6*Stars!!! While the Scotsman says “……This play is the celebration of motherhood and family and the value of looking on the bright side.”The Alley continues to offer an extensive mix of entertainment to suit all ages and tastes and this year’s autumn programme is hugely exciting with international acts such as Sean Lock, performing live.Tickets for all events are available at the box office and online. The full Autumn / Winter programme is available for download on  and further updates will be available via and @TheAlleyTheatre on Twitter.ENTERTAINMENT: SUPERB SPECIAL OFFER NOW ON AT THE ALLEY THEATRE was last modified: September 15th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Sir Alex: QPR’s dismay understandable, but Derry had to go

first_imgManchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said he understood QPR’s frustration after their 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford.Rangers manager Mark Hughes was angered by the decision of referee Lee Mason to award a penalty against the visitors and send off Shaun Derry following a challenge on Ashley Young.But although Ferguson conceded that Young was in an offside position, he insisted his player did not dive to earn a spot-kick and therefore Derry had to be dismissed.“Ashley was a yard offside so I can understand Mark [Hughes] being angry and disappointed at that. You see these kinds of decisions every week though,” he said.“The boy’s just got a little tug on Young, not a great deal but enough to get us the penalty. And unfortunately he was the last defender and had to be sent off.“The sending-off didn’t help us at all. I was actually more confident before that in terms of the speed of our play and the movement of the team which was very good.”Click here for our Man Utd v QPR quizSee also: United helped by officials as they see off 10-man RangersHughes urges QPR to recreate spirit of ’92Mixed news for QPR ahead of Man Utd clashlast_img read more

QPR v Burnley: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgBurnley are Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s first opponents as QPR boss.Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 12 December 2015Referee: Stuart Attwell (Nuneaton, Warwickshire)Match in a nutshell: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink takes charge of his first QPR game against Sean Dyche’s Burnley.Injuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Clint Hill (knee), Jamie Mackie (hamstring), Armand Traore (calf)BURNLEYRuled out: Ashley Barnes (knee), Lukas Jutkiewicz (knee) Possible line-upsQPR: Green; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Sandro, Faurlin, Fer; Phillips, Austin, Hoilett. Subs from: Smithies, Angella, Yun, Tozser, Henry, Doughty, Luongo, Chery, Petrasso, Emmanuel-Thomas, Polter, Grego-Cox.Burnley: Heaton; Darikwa, Keane, Duff, Mee; Boyd, Barton, Jones, Arfield; Vokes, Gray. Subs from: Gilks, Lowton, Anderson, Ward, Taylor, Ulvestad, Marney, Kightly, Hennings, Long. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: W W L D L (7 points)Home: W D W D W (11 points)Burnley total: L D D D W (6 points)Away: D D W D W (9 points)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 8; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Chery 4, Phillips 4; Onuoha 3; Fer 1, Hill 1, Hoilett 1, Polter 1.Burnley: Gray 9; Taylor 4; Keane 3, Vokes 3; Arfield 1, Boyd 1, Darikwa 1, Hennings 1, Jones 1, Mee 1.Last five meetings10 January 2015: Burnley 2 QPR 16 December 2014: QPR 2 Burnley 01 February 2014: QPR 3 Burnley 326 October 2013: Burnley 2 QPR 015 January 2011: Burnley 0 QPR 0QPR 1 win, Burnley 2 wins, 2 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on FacebookFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Tyrell Williams brings deep ball back to Raiders offense

first_imgALAMEDA — It happened about midway through the lone practice open to the media at the Raiders four-day organized team activity.Amid the drizzle and cloud cover Tuesday, quarterback Derek Carr produced a rainbow, a perfect pass some 50 yards in the air which dropped into the waiting arms of Tyrell Willliams, who had gotten past the last line of defense.“It’s nice to hit that on the first day, especially just to be able to catch one and get in the end zone,” Williams said. “It’s exciting. …last_img read more

Warriors’ TV team adds Chris Mullin, Jennifer Azzi, Brian Shaw

first_imgNBC Sports Bay Area is loading up on star power for a new era of Warriors basketball.The regional sports cable network announced Monday that it has added Chris Mullin, Jennifer Azzi and Brian Shaw to its roster of studio analysts for the 2019-20 season. On a rotating basis, they’ll take over for Kelenna Azubuike, who moves from the studio to the network’s in-game coverage with longtime play-by-play man Bob Fitzgerald and sideline reporter Kerith Burke.NBC Sports Bay Area (NBCSBA) is set to …last_img read more