Locals urged to visit Antique’s tourist sites

first_imgGuests partake of the roasted native pigs as part of the launching of the province’s bid as the Native Lechon Capital of the Philippines in Barangay Tuno, Tibiao, Antique on Oct. 27. ANTIQUE PIO “Our tourist arrival is nowincreasing,” he said. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department ofTourism-Region 6 (DOT-6) encouraged tourists and locals to experience theattraction sites of this province.      “Our tourist arrivals, while affectedby the Boracay closure, are starting to increase again this 2019,” hesaid.  He added that in 2015, there were only12,000 tourists who visited Tibiao; 29,000 in 2016 and 67,000 in 2017.  Meanwhile, a resort which won thecooking challenge during the festival, prepared dishes such as “chicken pandan”(marinated chicken in pandan leaves), “tamwa-an” or deep-fried grated cassavarolled into two-inch sized balls, and “linanggawan na tambo” or bamboo shootmixed with other ingredients and vinegar. During the Northern Antique RiverFestival, DOT-6 legal officer Sedfrey Cabaluna said the province has naturalattractions like rivers that could be a site for several unique activities forlocals and international tourists alike. The first of the two-day festival washeld at the Bugang River in Barangay Guia, Pandan, Antique on Oct. 26; whilethe second day was at the Lagdo and Butong rivers in Tibiao, Antique. center_img “We should value and preserve ournatural attractions like the river,” Cabaluna added. Tibiao tourism officer John PaulFernando on Monday hoped to lure more tourists to their town through thefestivity, which was initiated by resort owner Flord Nicson Calawag to promotetheir town’s tourism industry. Cabaluna said these waters were sitesof the river tubing races. He added that the province also launched its bid ofbecoming the “native lechon capitalof the Philippines.” He added that from January to Octoberthis year, 70,000 tourists visited the municipality. “We are expecting that by the end ofthe year we could reach the 100,000 tourist visitors targeted,” he said.         He added although most of the touristsare domestic, there are also Koreans, Russians, and Americans who come toTibiao after visiting Boracay Island in Aklan.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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Chukwueze, Ndidi, Oshoala rock Eagles, Falcons new kits (photos)

first_img According to the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation, the new kits were officially launched on Sunday, September 20. Interestingly, the new home jersey comes in traditional green and white national colours, with the white running down the middle from top to bottom. The pitch green and white patterns hang on the shoulders just like an Agbada, a popular four-piece attire rominent among the Yoruba speaking tribe of southwestern Nigeria which Nike draws inspiration from. Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least OnceWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe Read Also: Ronaldo nets as Pirlo wins first match in charge of Juventus On the other hand, the away kit is all-grey with the pitch green and white patterns in the V-shaped collar and sleeves. The new kit are expected to be on display in October when the Eagles trade tackles in their double-header friendly against Cote d’Ivoire’s Elephants and Tunisia’s Cathlage Eagles. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Samuel Chukwueze alongside the likes of  Wilfred Ndidi, William Troost-Ekong, Asisat Oshoala and Rashidat Ajibade were among Super Eagles and Super Falcons stars that rocked the new Nike home and away kits. Loading… last_img read more

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West Ham issue warning over racist abuse

first_img The statement continued: “Working with the Metropolitan Police, we will pursue the harshest sanctions against any individual who goes against what we stand for as a club, and in the rare case that you do see or hear anything you think is unacceptable, there are a number of ways you can report the matter. “The club is extremely proud of its work in supporting programmes that promote tolerance and inclusion, and you will have seen more evidence of that this week as we push the message of the Football v Homophobia campaign. “West Ham United were one of the first professional football clubs to lend its support to this important movement, and our work there sits alongside our support of Kick it Out, Holocaust Memorial Day, Black History Month, Inter-Faith Week and many other key initiatives.” After the match on November 25, the FA launched an investigation into reports of the abuse, while West Ham banned one of two fans cautioned by police. A section of Hammers fans had appeared to mock both the gassing of Jews in the Holocaust and the knife attack on a Spurs fan before Tottenham’s game in Rome last week. West Ham’s Israeli international Yossi Benayoun also spoke of his disappointment and embarrassment at hearing anti-Semitic abuse by some of the club’s fans towards Tottenham’s supporters. There were also reportedly chants about Adolf Hitler during the match, which Spurs won 3-1. The chants were also reported to the police by the Society of Black Lawyers. West Ham’s owners have issued a warning ahead of Monday night’s visit of Tottenham that they have a zero-tolerance approach to any racist behaviour by supporters. The Football Association is investigating allegations of anti-Semitic abuse at the previous encounter between the two sides at White Hart Lane earlier this season. And in a message to fans, the Hammers’ co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan have warned the club will not tolerate any incidences of racism at Upton Park. Gold and Sullivan said in a statement: “There are occasions when individuals still act in an inappropriate way and we have a simple zero-tolerance policy when those isolated incidents do occur at matches at the Boleyn Ground.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Judo trio exit early

first_imgIt was an unsuccessful third day of the Judo World Championships for Great Britain and Ireland, with early exits for all three competitors in action. Ireland’s Eoin Fleming fell at the first hurdle in the men’s -73kg, beaten in round two by Costa Rican Osman Murillo Segura after a first-round bye. Britain’s Jan Gosiewski suffered the same fate against Dutchman Dex Elmont and neither he nor Fleming made the repechage. In the women’s -57kg category, Britain’s Nekoda Smythe Davis was beaten in the first round by Hedvig Karakas of Hungary. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Ian Poulter claims share of lead after DP World Tour Championship first round

first_img A flawless 66 gave Poulter a share of the lead on six under par alongside Ryder Cup team-mate Martin Kaymer, England’s Andy Sullivan and Australian Marcus Fraser at Jumeirah Golf Estates. But world number six Stenson slumped to an opening 77, his worst score in 21 rounds in this event, to lie joint last on five over par and faced with a monumental task to claim a hat-trick of wins in the European Tour’s season finale. Press Association Rory McIlroy holed a bunker shot on the 18th to complete a 68 which was matched by playing partner and nearest Race to Dubai rival Danny Willett, with South African Branden Grace also four under to keep his slim hopes of winning the money list title alive. Poulter started the week a lowly 37th in the Race to Dubai – his lowest ever finish is 31st as a rookie in 2000 – and admitted he needed to get back to winning ways after last tasting victory in the HSBC Champions in 2012. “There’s a lot at stake,” said the 39-year-old, who started the week by having a cortisone injection in a niggling foot injury. “I think more of it is probably pride than anything else. “Dropping outside the top 50 (in the world) isn’t very nice. Being down the list on the Order of Merit is not very nice. And putting some points on the board for the Ryder Cup would definitely be very helpful.” After Fraser had set the early target in the fifth group out, playing partners Kaymer and Sullivan carded matching rounds of 66, with Sullivan’s birdie on the 18th drawing a massive cheer from his personal fan club. Sullivan, who is the only three-time winner on the European Tour this season, was being roared on by 30 members of his golf club in Nuneaton and said: “Every putt that went in they were really cheering and it’s a big plus. “They’ve been to Wentworth, Woburn and Portugal this year and have been planning this trip since the middle of the year, dying to get out of the cold at home.” McIlroy had the Race to Dubai wrapped up with an event to spare last year after four victories, including major titles in the Open and US PGA Championship at Valhalla, but has a lead of just 1,613 points over Willett after an injury-hit campaign. Ian Poulter made the ideal start in his bid for a first win in three years as defending champion Henrik Stenson surprisingly found himself at the wrong end of the leaderboard in the £5.2million DP World Tour Championship. The 26-year-old admitted to playing some “ugly golf” on the back nine and caused more damage than intended when chipping on the 17th green, adding: ” I didn’t catch it heavy but I took a little more of a divot than I wanted and came up a bit short. “But it’s nice to get around in 68. I felt like it was a little bit of a struggle at times out there but to finish the way I did makes it feel a lot better. It n ever really looked like a four on 18. I hit into the bunker off the tee, hit a good lay-up shot but terrible third shot. “It was one of those ones where you just had to get it out and it could trundle its way toward the hole. I knew I could get it close (but was) pleased to see it drop in.” Willett admitted he had visions of missing his birdie putt from three feet after McIlroy’s bunker shot, but calmly holed to complete a bogey-free round and keep the pressure on the former world number one. “It’s quite a short week after flying in from China, trying to get your body back on the right time,” Willett said. “I had a good couple of days practice but still would like one more. The two of us didn’t play our best but four under will put you right up there.” last_img read more

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New leadership role ahead for Walls

first_imgWisconsin women’s soccer player Cara Walls has a knack for standing out against older competition–not just in her collegiate career as an underclassmen, but at the prep level too.Starting in eight grade, she began practicing with Wauwatosa East’s varsity team, her future squad, in a very rare occurrence for prep sports. It was here, practicing and holding her own against players sometimes four years older than herself, that Walls’ understood she had some serious talent.“I realized, ‘oh, I am playing with these girls who are older and better and I’m doing well,’” Walls said. “That is what made me realize I wanted to be really good.”Walls might have had another unfair training advantage growing up. Her older brother Tony, who she often played against, is a professional soccer player for the Chicago Fire in the MLS.Even though they aren’t passing back and forth in the backyard anymore, Cara says seeing Tony succeed helped motivate her to improve as she grew up.“Seeing him be successful made me want to be better,” Walls said.After spending her first two years in high school playing for only her club team, Walls saw success come in spades during her prep career. As a senior for Wauwatosa East in 2011, Walls was named conference player of the year, team MVP and first team all-area.She also helped lead her club team, FC Milwaukee, to a U18 national title and was given an award for being the championship’s leading scorer.Freshman McKenna Meuer, her high school club teammate and current Wisconsin teammate, says one thing that hasn’t changed about Walls, who she called “one of our best forwards that creates so many opportunities for us,” during the years is the fact that she understands what it takes to succeed.“One of the best things about playing with Cara is knowing that you have a dominant forward who always wants the ball and is just always in the right place at the right time,” Meuer said. “That is something that is really important for a forward, which is what allows her to score so many goals.”That right place, right time instinct has lead Walls to widespread success during her underclassmen years with the Badgers.As a freshman in 2011, Walls led the team in goals scored, netting nine – the most by a first-year Wisconsin player since 1997 – on her way to becoming the first freshman since 2001 to lead UW in that category. Walls also had a knack for scoring in the clutch, leading the team with four game-winning goals. For her efforts, the young forward was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and named the conference’s freshman of the week three separate times.And forget a sophomore slump. Walls followed her fantastic freshman year with an even better one in 2012, scoring 10 goals and 21 points, leading her team in both categories. Named Wisconsin’s Offensive Player of the Year, Walls continued her knack for clutch scores with three game-winners and three multi-goal games. She also created more opportunities than when she had as a freshman, recording 26 shots on goal compared to her 19 in the previous season.Now entering her junior year of eligibility, Walls is growing as a leader during the team’s spring scrimmages, Wisconsin head coach Paula Wilkins said.“She is becoming more of a leader, but she is not what people thing of when you think of a typical leader, yelling and cheering,” Wilkins said. “She is someone who feels responsible for creating opportunities for the team and has an impact on the team.”And with next year’s squad likely to be a young one, it’s a necessary transition for one of the team’s most proven players. As the team says goodbye to numerous seniors, new shoes need to be filled, and Walls is looking to fill some of those.With both a “natural knack and technical ability that makes her more and more challenging to defend” according to Wilkins, Walls could be the key to seeing if the Wisconsin team will be able to improve in 2013 after losing in the NCAA tournament’s first round to No. 3-seeded UCLA. “Next year she is going to be one of our most dynamic and most effective players,” Meuer said. “The fact that she is going to be a leader is only going to benefit our team.”last_img read more

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Badgers storm back to 4-3 win

first_imgFriday night the Wisconsin men’s soccer team took on defending National Champions Indiana in front of a crowd of more than 1,500 for its Big Ten home opener. The hype of the game would not disappoint as Wisconsin took down Indiana 4-3 in an offensive battle.The game started off slow as the first half ended with no score for either team. The match was lined up to be another Big Ten defensive slug fest. However, both teams exploded offensively from the start of the second half.After trading chances back and forth, Indiana struck first with a goal in the 53rd minute. A corner kick fluttered through the box and Indiana forward Tommy Thompson played the ball past redshirt freshman goalkeeper Casey Beyers.Just two minutes later in the 55th minute, Indiana tallied yet another goal by the foot of Thompson. While junior defender AJ Cochran challenged for a ball at midfield, Tommy Thompson slipped by the Badger defensive and received a through ball from his brother Tanner Thompson. Tommy was able to play the ball low and past Beyers to shock the Wisconsin crowd with his second goal in as many minutes.“We knew we were not going to give up,” redshirt senior midfielder Tomislav Zadro said. “We are on our home field and we believe we can beat anyone here.”The Badgers answered in the 66th minute with a brilliant string of passes that found senior forward Toni Ramadani in the middle of the 18-yard box with an open net in front of him. Down only 2-1 now the Badgers could see the magic forming once again over the McClimon Complex.“When we went down 2-0 it was just one of those things that we know we just have to get one back,” Cochran said. “Once we got one back we were like ‘we’re in this game again.’ Then they got the third and we took a step back.”The third came just two minutes later off a cross from Indiana midfielder A.J. Corrado. His cross worked its way into the box, past a diving Beyers and to the head of  Fe Hollinger-Janzen for his fifth goal of the season.Down 3-1 the Badgers continued to push and were determined to give Indiana a run toward the end of the game.Five minutes later, the Badgers found themselves with a good chance to score after being awarded a corner kick. Zadro was able to play a beautiful bending cross into the back post where Cochran connected with his right foot scoring his first goal of the match.“When we got that second we could just tell from the team that we were going to get the third,” Cochran said. “Once we got the third there was no doubt it my mind we would get the fourth. Everyone knew it once we got the third it was game over.”The tying goal found its way into the net in the 82nd minute when junior forward Jacob Brindle found himself in front of Indiana goalkeeper Michael Soderlund. A quick move to the outside was all it took for Brindle to break free and place the ball into the net setting of Wisconsin crowd on fire.After numerous chances the game winner found its way into the net in the 85th minute. Sophomore midfielder Drew Conner played a beautiful corner kick to the back post where Cochran stood waiting. A quick header down by one of the country’s most dominate aerial players would be all it took as the badger crowd and the team erupted.“Walking up I knew we had a plan to play it to the back post,” Cochran explained. “I was just kind of waiting to see where it was going to come and I jumped up and saw the ball and just redirected it. When I saw it going into the goal I just reacted and ripped my shirt off. Big goal — I had to celebrate.”The showy move earned Cochran a yellow card but the game was over, Indiana was unable to answer the Badgers’ three straight goals. When the final whistle blew the crowd erupted and overflowed onto the field in an unprecedented show of support.Head coach John Trask had only a few words for the media after the big win but his quote said it all.“It was a great win, obviously being an IU guy knowing they are the national champions. They are one heck of a good soccer team and so are the Badgers.”The win was Wisconsin’s first Big Ten win of the year and will more than likely affect the outcome of the Big Ten title hunt. With the confidence gained from this win, the Badgers look ahead to the remainder of their Big Ten season, with their sights set on a Big Ten title and a bid to the NCAA tournament.last_img read more

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Bucks terminate Kidd’s contract ahead of All-Star break

first_img…And the coaching carousel continues.After roughly four seasons as leader of the Milwaukee Bucks, Head Coach Jason Kidd had his contract terminated Monday.Boasting a less-than-impressive 139-to-152 record during his tenure, the organization decided it was time to move on from Kidd. While his knowledge of the game has never been questioned, his coaching ability has proven to be no more than adequate. Underachieving in a weak conference with what on paper seems to be an up-and-coming roster, Kidd’s perpetual mediocrity was just not enough to keep his job secure.Star player Giannis Antetokounmpo was one of the many players distraught over the release of Kidd. Starting out in the league as a raw prospect, Kidd helped Antetokounmpo develop into the all-star caliber player he is today. Memorably, Antetokounmpo was unaware of Kidd’s legendary career until looking up his new coach’s biography online and was quite impressed.Jim Johannson, US Hockey General Manager and former Badger dies at 53Early Sunday morning former Wisconsin hockey player and General Manager of the U.S. Men’s Hockey Team Jim Johannson died at Read…General Manager John Horst said in a statement shortly after the firing, “We believe that a fresh approach and a change in leadership are needed to continue elevating our talented team towards the next level.”In the eyes of management, Kidd did not have the ability to elevate this team to be a championship contender.Although his player-development expertise is second to none, ownership and management felt that a 23-to-22 record combined with their 8th seed standing in the East was just not acceptable.Granato takes Badger-less roster to South KoreaFor the first time since 1972, the U.S. Olympic Hockey team will head to the Olympics without any former or Read…Kidd’s firing comes on the tail end of a losing spell in which the team has lost four of its past five games. Assistant Coach Joe Prunty will take over as interim coach for the time being, as the Bucks embark on a hunt for Kidd’s replacement. The Bucks next game will be this upcoming Friday against the Brooklyn Nets. They will look to rejuvenate their season over the spark of new leadership.last_img read more

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Top Premier League Clubs Dump Global TV Right Plan

first_imgL-R: Director, Pepsi Football Academy(PFA), Kasimawo Laloko, Senior Brand Manager, Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc (SBC), Segun Ogunleye and Head of Marketing, SBC, Norden Thurston (3rd left) addressing coaches and players at PFA Under 13 Football Festival in Ibadan…last SaturdayProposals to end the equal distribution of overseas television money have been abandoned after Premier League clubs failed to reach an agreement.The six richest clubs – Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea – wanted their appeal reflected in their income. A plan suggested 35 per cent of revenue from the sale of global TV rights should be divided based on league position.But a meeting set for Wednesday was called off as no decision was close.The Premier League said on Tuesday: “It has become clear that there is currently no consensus for change, meaning tomorrow’s club meeting is not necessary.”At the first meeting between the 20 Premier League teams on October 4, it had become clear that the plan – presented by the league’s executive chairman Richard Scudamore – was significantly short of gaining the support of the 14 clubs needed for it to be passed.The £3bn overseas television deal for 2016-19 generates £39m annually for each club – and for the previous 25 years, there has been an equal sharing of international broadcasting income between the clubs.But contracts for international markets such as China and the United States for the period between 2019 and 2022 have risen significantly in value, and the big six clubs had planned on trying to secure a greater share.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Hall of Fame entry for Paris Smith, Fred Done and Vigen Badalyan

first_img Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, Betfred Founder and CEO Fred Done and BetConstruct Founder and CEO Vigen Badalyan will be inducted into the SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame at this year’s SBC Awards.The fourth edition of this end of year industry celebration is being held tonight (Tuesday 5 December) at the stunning Artillery Garden at the HAC in Central London..The SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame was launched at last year’s SBC Awards to acknowledge outstanding individual achievements within the industry. The inaugural members were Sportradar Founder and CEO Carsten Koerl, Sportingbet Founder Mark Blandford and Howard Chisholm, the long-term Managing Director of Chisholm Bookmakers and co-founder of the Bookmakers Trade Consortium.Joining this trio will be Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, who started her gaming career in 1995 by taking bets at WWTS, an offshore sports betting company that was later sold to Betcorp Ltd. Having worked her way up the business to become COO, she joined Curacao-based Pinnacle in the same role from 2006.Pinnacle soon recognised Smith’s efforts in shifting the focus away from North America towards growth markets in Asia and Europe, by promoting her to CEO in 2008. Almost a decade on, Pinnacle continues to flourish under her leadership. The operator emphasised its desire for data driven innovation by launching a revamped eSports portal in 2017.Smith commented: “I’m extremely humbled to be recognised for my contribution to the industry, capping another successful year for me at Pinnacle. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve with the new eSports Hub in 2018 – hopefully we’ll be moving into some new and exciting markets ourselves and through our B2B partners.“It’s always been my goal to make a positive mark on the industry, by ensuring my staff love their work as much as I do. I will strive to support them where possible and continue to champion the high-performance culture that is so important to Pinnacle’s future success.”One of the founders of Betfred, Fred Done recently celebrated 50 years in the betting game. With his brother Peter, he opened the first ‘Done Bookmakers’ betting shop in Pendlebury on 4 September 1967.Heading up the family business, the real growth came in the millennium with a name change to Betfred and the opening of a first shop in London. By 2010, Betfred had a high street presence of 800 shops, which grew to 1,350 with the purchase of the Tote for £265 million, an exclusive seven-year licence to run pools betting on UK horse racing.Fast forward to 2017, Done has consolidated Betfred’s status as a UK betting behemoth, which operates over 1,700 shops and employs more than 11,000 staff nationwide.Done sent the following message to all delegates at The Artillery Garden: “I’m very, very proud to receive this award, it means a lot to me, and I promise if I last another 50 years I’ll be there to receive my 100th year trophy!”BetConstruct Chairman Vigen Badalyan also assumed CEO duties for the company in November 2017 following the departure of Vahe Baloulian. Formerly the owner of Vivaro Betting, Badalyan was one of the founding members of the company, which now operates development, sales and service centres in 14 countries worldwide.Now headquartered in London, Badalyan has overseen the growth of BetConstruct’s online and land-based gaming solutions, with a product range which includes a fully managed sportsbook and casino, alongside sports data and retail betting shop solutions.As well as inducting Smith, Done and Badalyan, the #sbcawards2017 will also recognise excellence across all areas of sports betting in 2017, with 28 prizes split into 11 Operator/Affiliate awards and 17 Supplier awards. For a full list of the nominated companies in each category, click HERE.Presenting the Christmas themed end of year celebration will be former Sky Sports presenter Matt Lorenzo and Luis Garcia, a UEFA Champions League winner with Liverpool in 2004/05 who now serves as an official ambassador for the Anfield based club. Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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