Celebrities put their hard work to the test in Cobra Ironman 70.3

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Amid their busy schedules, celebrities like Jake Cuenca and Gerald Anderson has never stopped training for triathlon events like the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines.More than anything, what keeps this actors going is their goal to keep a healthy lifestyle.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Jake Cuenca and Gerald Anderson tell the press on what they get from joining triathlon races. pic.twitter.com/uP4DLLTFAN— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) August 5, 2017 This will be  Cuenca and Anderson’s second relay event, the first in Cebu, after they joined the Subic Bay staging last March.Both are part of Derosa-Corsa teams in the all-male relay events, where they are designated to do the 90-kilometer bike course for their respective squads. as they are set to traverse from Mactan Newtown, the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, through the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC), Plaza Independencia, the Cebu South Coastal Road Tunnel, to the turnaround at kilometer 29 in Talisay City before heading back to CICC.While they are going out there to have some fun and put their hard work to the test, Cuenca, Anderson and all the other celebrities in the race are also in it to win it.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net“We’re taking about an event that we really want to win. We really want to show up here and perform,” said Cuenca.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube With family waiting at the finish line, Tara Borlain cruises to last IronKids wincenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We already felt the pressure when we came into the hotel because there are a lot who joined, so we’re really going to enjoy this because this is such a big event,” added Anderson.Other celebrities participating in the Ironman 70.3 race are Matteo Guidicelli, Paul Jake Castillo, Bubbles Paraiso, Dyan Castillejo and Kim Atienza.Piolo Pascual (bike), Enchong Dee (swim), Gretchen Fullido (swim), and Kim Chiu (run) will also hit the roads for the relay events.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’ve been doing this for a year and a half and we’ve been getting good results,” said Cuenca on Saturday ahead of the race here. “We try to work around our schedule. But then, in between tapings, we do trainings. So it’s really a sacrifice.”“It changes lives because the dedication and sacrifices that you have to make just to train for the sport, it really changes you in a good way,” said Anderson.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’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

MYS Volunteers End Refresher Teacher Training

first_imgAbout 233 national volunteers with the National Youth Service Program of the Ministry of Youth and Sports have completed a four-day refresher teacher training to boost their classroom performance as teachers. The NYSP recently recalled all of its education support volunteers assigned in public schools in 12 project counties.The training took place at the Paynesville Community School in Paynesville City, July 20-24.The training was organized by the National Youth Service Programme of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and UNICEF, the lead supporting agency of the NYSP. The volunteers gained new skills in instructional planning, classroom management, assessment and evaluation, teaching methods and teaching aids, child psychology, among others.Following the reopening of schools in March this year, the National Youth Service Program redeployed its education volunteers to about 89 public schools around Liberia to provide support services in an attempt to mitigate the instructional gaps in the education sector. This is part of the program’s core operational activity, which was temporarily suspended in July last year due to the Ebola crisis. The NYSP has been involved with frontline Ebola response, including contact tracing, using some of its experienced volunteers who have now transitioned to classroom activities. All 233 volunteers will return to their assigned schools where they are expected to apply their new knowledge.The National Youth Service Program is a modification of the National Youth Volunteer Service (NYVS). The NYSP is building on previous peace building and development interventions with the objective of linking youth leadership and national service to peace building and development strategy. It is funded through the Peace Building Fund (PBF-L) with support from UNICEF and is under the reconciliation component of the Liberia Peace Building Program (LPP). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pomp, color and fanfare as Rooney and co dazzle Tanzania

first_img0Shares0000Wayne Rooney in the middle with Gor captain Musa Mohammed (R) and Gor left-back Karim Nizigiyimana (third from left) during the SportPesa Everton FC V Gor Mahia friendly. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jul 14- Close to 50,000 fans thronged the national stadium in Dar es Salaam on Thursday evening as English Premier League side Everton played record Kenyan champions Gor Mahia in a pre-season friendly.Obviously, the biggest attraction of match day was former Everton striker Wayne Rooney who returned to the Merseyside club after 17 years, having left United after a trophy laden career. Fans cheered his every touch and move off the ball. It wasn’t a huge surprise when just 20 minutes into the match, an overzealous fan raced into the pitch just to hug the former United man.Either way, this was not the first time it was happening in Tanzania. When the Brazil national team visited Dar es Salaam in 2010, despite watertight security, a fan still managed to invade the pitch and hug Kaka.But nothing could hide the joy of the Tanzanians as they watched an English Premier League side play in their home turf for the first time in history.An overzealous fan races into the pitch just to get a hug from Wayne Rooney. He was immediately picked up by police. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Sisi twataka hata Manchester na Arsenal waje sasa. Bongo safi (We now want Manchester United and Arsenal to come. Tanzania is a good land),” one of the fans shouted from the stands as he stuck his head out to the tunnel waiting to snap away Rooney, with his own phone probably to show future generations that he was there in the historic moment.Gor fans in Dar attending the Everton v K’Ogalo match.Photo/tIMOTHY oLOBULUAs early as 2pm, the lower stands were almost full; everyone wanted to be as close to the action as possible. Outside, long queues had already started forming four hours to kick off as fans patiently waited to get in and witness the action.When the Everton support staff emerged from the dressing room to head in and prepare the training cones and bibs on the pitch, they were greeted to a rapturous welcome and the crescendo grew into deafening decibels when they got to the corner of the pitch where Everton would be warming up.A fan being escorted out of the pitch by Tanzania police after invading the field to hug Wayne Rooney.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAs soon as the Toffees got into the pitch, they were welcomed with a thunderous applause with fans cheering them on. The sight of Rooney grew the excitement even louder.“This is a massive atmosphere. It is very exciting,” Robert Ecclestone, the Everton FC CEO Commented as he got into the pitch to savour the moment and ensure everything was okay with his team.Into the match, the electric atmosphere was maintained with the stadium noises hitting the rooftop when Rooney scored his sublime goal just after the half hour mark.The Everton team also acknowledged that the atmosphere was electric with head coach Ronald Koeman saying it was a great reception and an awesome way to start their pre-season tour.“The reception has been amazing, the match day itself was great and we thank the people of Tanzania for according us such kindness,” Koeman commented after the match.-Everton organization-FKF CEO Robert Muthomi and KPL logistics officer Frank Okoth.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAnother noticeable thing that many East African clubs would probably borrow from the Everton visit is their organization. Three hours to the match, an advance team purely made of support staff had already made its way into the stadium.They carried with them kits and training equipment. They headed into the dressing room, arranged the jerseys and boots for each player then advanced to the pitch where they set up the cones, bibs and balls in each training zone.The huge backroom staff gives the coaching team ease and the only thing they concentrate on when they come to the pitch is getting the team tactically and physically ready.-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from Dar es Salaam- 0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Kings: Robitaille to retire at end of season

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Robitaille has 15 goals and nine assists in 62 games this season, his 19th in the NHL. He has 668 goals and 726 points for 1,394 points in 1,428 regular-season games with the Kings, Pittsburgh, the New York Rangers and Detroit. In 159 playoff games, he has 58 goals and 69 assists. He helped Detroit win the 2002 Stanley Cup. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luc Robitaille, the highest scoring left wing in NHL history, will retire at the end of the season, the Los Angeles Kings said Monday. The 40-year-old Robitaille, the Kings’ career leader in goals, will hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss his decision. “Tomorrow is the opportunity for the Kings and Luc Robitaille to acknowledge his Hall of Fame-caliber career and give him an opportunity to address his decision to retire from the game of hockey,” said Michael Altieri, the Kings’ vice president of communications. Altieri declined further comment.last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny AC’s 5K road race on St Patrick’s Day, being held in association with The Pulse Nightclub, will have a new starting point this year.Since its inception, the race has always started at Upper Main Street and finished at the Market Square after two loops of the town.However, in the interest of safety, the start has been moved to the Dunnes Stores outlet at Lower Main Street. Runners will proceed across Pearse Road, up Port Road, down Main Street and complete the same loop again, with the finish located close to Gary’s Pet World on Pearse Road. The race will start at 11.30 am and registrations will be taken at the Aura Leisure Centre from 10 am.Refreshments and presentation of prizes at Aura afterwards.NEW START TO LETTERKENNY AC’S ST PATRICK’S DAY 5K was last modified: March 14th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgWHO needs expensive day passes to water parks in Spain when you can have one right here at home.So see what Paul McPadden has done….Click here to see his Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202089824992419 VIDEO: HOW ONE FARM BECAME THE WATERSLIDE CAPITAL OF DONEGAL was last modified: June 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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

Men’s Tennis Earns Two Wins on Sunday

first_img 2. Philips, Bayo/Thorold, Barnaby (DU) def. Nathan Reekie/Matt Dunn (OMAHA) 6-3 In the nightcap, the Bulldogs swept all three doubles matches, securing the doubles point. Doubles competition Drake’s Tom Hands erased MT’s lead as he rolled past Max Rauch, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5 singles. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team beat Middle Tennessee, 4-3, and Nebraska-Omaha, 6-1, on Sunday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Junior Ben Stride tied the match up 2-2, with his straight sets 6-4, 6-2 win over Miguel Negre at No. 3. Gillespie earned his first win of the season over a nationally-ranked opponent with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over No. 53 Razvan Grigorescu. Drake 4, Middle Tennessee 3Feb. 12, 2017 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)  3. Hands, Tom/Clark, Ben (DU) def. John Ellis/Alex Woodward (OMAHA) 7-6 1. Gillespie, Vinny/Stride, Ben (DU) def. Gonzalo Morell/Tom Moonen (MT) 6-1 Drake 6, Omaha 1Feb. 12, 2017 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)  2. Stride, Ben (DU) def. Colin Buckley (OMAHA) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (11-9) Singles competition Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,6,5,1,2,3) The Bulldogs got on top of the Mavericks early in singles as Drake won the first set in five of the six matches. 6. Wood, Ben (DU) def. Nicolas Buitrago (MT) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 1. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Gonzalo Morell (MT) 6-4, 6-3 Match Notes 2. Nicolas Buitrago/Max Rauch (MT) def. Thorold, Barnaby/Philips, Bayo (DU) 6-3 2. Tom Moonen (MT) def. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) 6-3, 6-2 Sophomore Vinny Gillespie improved his record to 5-0 as the Bulldogs’ top singles player by beating Gonzalo Morell, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1. The Bulldogs travel to Wisconsin on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. Sophomore Ben Clark followed suit and rolled past John Ellis, 6-1, 6-3 at No. 6. “Overall, picking up two wins is a successful day for us,” Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski said. “We changed up our doubles pairs as we are trying to find the right combination and get everyone healthy.” 3. Nathan Reekie (OMAHA) def. Thorold, Barnaby (DU) 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4) 6. Clark, Ben (DU) def. John Ellis (OMAHA) 6-1, 6-3 4. Luis Morillo Diaz (MT) def. Thorold, Barnaby (DU) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (13-11) 3. Gian Issa/Miguel Negre (MT) def. Hands, Tom/Wood, Ben (DU) 6-4 Hands coasted past Matt Dunn, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4 singles to give Drake a 2-0 lead. “Vinny had an excellent day and has been extremely dependable for us moving into the No. 1 positions this year as a sophomore,” said Kozlowski. 4. Hands, Tom (DU) def. Matt Dunn (OMAHA) 6-1, 6-0 Singles competition 1. No. 78 Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. No. 53 Razvan Grigorescu (OMAHA) 6-3, 6-3 5. Hands, Tom (DU) def. Max Rauch (MT) 6-3, 6-1  Print Friendly Version Doubles competition 5. Wood, Ben (DU) def. Joni Heizlsperger (OMAHA) 6-3, 6-2 Match Notes 3. Stride, Ben (DU) def. Miguel Negre (MT) 6-4, 6-2 Wood once again clinched the Drake victory with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Joni Heizlsperger at No. 5. MT’s Tom Moonen gave the Blue Raiders the lead for the final time with is 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 2. The Blue Raiders came away with the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead in the Bulldogs first match of the day. 1. Gillespie, Vinny/Stride, Ben (DU) def. Razvan Grigorescu/Colin Buckley (OMAHA) 6-3 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,2,3,1,6,4) Junior Ben Wood and Nicolas Buitrago went three sets with Wood coming out on top, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, to clinch the match for Drake.last_img read more

Derek Carr challenges Max Kellerman to a fight on Twitter

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceMOBILE, Ala. — Derek Carr vs. Max Kellerman on the next UFC main card? The Raiders’ quarterback seems to be campaigning for just that.On Wednesday morning Kellerman, a personality on ESPN’s First Take, criticized Carr. Why did Carr’s name come up on a Wednesday in late January? Well, Raiders coach Jon Gruden praised Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray during his Tuesday press conference at the Senior Bowl when …last_img read more

GeoKu – Geocaching Haiku Contest

first_imgSignal crafting a HaikuAre you like this? When you’re not geocaching, you’re thinking about geocaching. Maybe when you’re off the geotrail, you’re planning your next geocache? Or maybe you’re exploring your thoughts on geocaching through the majesty of a Haiku.Yeah, you read that right, a geocaching Haiku. The geocaching Haiku is alive and well, and a great Haiku could win you serious geocaching swag.PodCacher podcast is sponsoring the “GeoKu – Geocaching Haiku Contest.” A geocaching Haiku looks like this.Green and lush landscapeRhythmic footsteps towards our goalWe seek adventureA Haiku is composed of three lines. The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables and final line is five syllables again. Interested in competing? Check out the contest and details here. The winner will be selected by a panel of Lackeys. You have until Friday, April 20 to enter. Good luck!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedAnd Now… A Geocaching Limerick ContestMarch 28, 2014In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 15, 2012February 14, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Roadtrip? Just add Geocaching…June 7, 2010In “Community”last_img read more