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

Duala Marketers in Fear Weeks after Armed Robbery

first_imgLast month a manhunt by the Liberian National Police (LNP) got underway for a masked gunman described as very tall with a sharp nose, who robbed two stores using a silver pistol. There has been no word of the perpetrator’s arrest or any justice for Mr. Adah, 50, who sustained a gunshot wound to his right hand during the robbery.“Thank God the bullet entered in my palm and exited through the back of my hand,” he stated.Mr. Adah, a Nigerian national living on Bushrod Island and the owner of Wali Trading Center, can still remember the night he came face to face with a man wearing a black cotton mask and black clothes. In his hand was a loaded pistol and according to Mr. Adah, the unidentified gunman, who was very tall demanded that he hand over all of the money from his shop.Mr. Adah said he refused and a tussle broke out as he tried to keep the robber from shooting a second round following the first one that was shot in the air.“He asked me to give him my money. I asked him if he was joking and that’s when he told me “you must want to die,” and fired a warning shot to let me know that his gun was real. When he tried firing at me after he saw I had no intention of giving him my money, we started fighting for the gun and that’s when he pulled the trigger and shot me in my hand,” he added.At that point, stated Mr. Adah, he had given up the struggle and the attacker cleared his money from behind the counter and walked out of his shop with ease as if nothing had happened. The gun was in plain sight as bystanders watched in fear, unsure of who next would get shot.The gunman continued his robbing spree which took less than 20 minutes. His next stop led him across the street to a Fullah shop where he took almost every phone and Liberian dollars that the shop had earned.Since the armed robbery, it has been chaos in terms of shops closing earlier than normal and business people afraid of the darkness that settles over Duala market at night. Before the incident, many business places, marketers and vendors would sell until 10:30 p.m. for the customers who find themselves leaving work late. But now what remains in the Duala Market after 8:00 p.m. is the panic that everyone felt the night Mr. Adah was shot.“I’ve been losing a lot of money since that night because my market is cold goods like chicken feet and chicken wings. I have to stay out here sometimes until 10 p.m. in order for all to be sold because I do not have money to store it back in a freezer,” stated Ma. Jubeh.Ma Jubeh is now forced to sell her goods at very low prices once 6:00 p.m. reaches. Before the shooting, she sold her chicken feet at L$40 and her chicken wings at L$50. But for fear that the masked gunman could come back she sells her chicken feet at L$20 and her chicken wings at L$30 after dark.“By 8:00 p.m., you can’t find me anywhere in the streets. Anything leaves, my family and I usually boil it and sell it in the morning as peppeh feet,” she added.Ma Jubeh is not the only one living in fear. Taxi drivers, motorcyclists, shop owners and ordinary civilians who have to walk through Duala at night are all in fear of being the next victim. By 10 p.m. Duala is like a ghost town. No one is in sight except those who drink too much alcohol lingering around and looters and other criminals looking to snatch their next hand bag or such.Anyone having information that could help in the arrest and investigation of the described suspect is asked to contact your nearest police zone. The gunman is described as being 5’10, medium weight, dark skinned, with a pointed nose. He was wearing black pants, boots, a sweater and a ski mask that covered his face except for the nose and eyes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man hospitalized after collision near Hythe

first_imgEarly stages of the investigation indicate alcohol is not being considered as a contributing factor, and the detachment is using the expertise of a Traffic Collision Analyst to identify causal factors. One man has hospitalized after a serious collision near Hythe.A 70 year old Hythe man was transported by STARS to a Grande Prairie hospital, as a result of sustaining injuries in a two vehicle collision on Saturday April 30, just after 2:00 p.m.An RCMP officer was patrolling near Hythe on Highway 43, when he came upon the collision at the intersection of Secondary Highway 672 (Emerson Trail).- Advertisement -Reportedly, a Vanderhoof, B.C. man was operating a 2001 Green Ford south east toward Grande Prairie on Highway 43 when he collided with a 2011 GMC Sierra, operated by the injured 70 year old Hythe man, who was traveling west on Secondary Highway 672.Police allege the injured driver of the GMC Sierra failed to proceed into the intersection safely, and as a result, struck the 2001 Green Ford. The Vanderhoof, B.C. man was taken to a Beaverlodge hospital by ground ambulance for minor injuries and was later released. There were no other passengers in their respective vehicles.The Hythe resident remains in hospital with critical injuries; the extent to which are not known at this time. Advertisementlast_img read more