The Wright View | Foreign expertise has failed us

first_imgI have long held the belief that international sport should be the best of ours against the best of yours. Modern eligibility rules have made a mockery of my hope as national teams, in a fervent desire to win-at-all-costs, select athletes to national sides who have very little knowledge of, or loyalty to, their new country. Development of any sport by a nation demands that the natives of that country who live in and play the game in the land, are given opportunities to represent their homeland and learn (and develop) the skill and nous of playing and performing at the elite level where international sport is supposed to be played. Countries, like Jamaica who select foreigners with what are really tenuous ties to their new home, may have initial success. But over time, as the desire to maximise earnings trump the joy of national representation and the excuses for not being available for games and practices become thick and fast it eventually forces the country to come to grips with the stark reality that “development begins at home”. The Jamaica Football Federation seems to have realised (for the first time, at last) that development of football begins with giving locals the opportunity of national representation. STRANGE OFFER LEARNING PHASE The new selection criteria for the senior side will see us losing some matches, but with time and patience, better must come. Similarly, with administration and coaching, once the sport has moved past the learning phase, local expertise must be given a chance. In netball, our Sunshine Girls have proven time after time that the level of skill and talent available locally is among the best in the world, yet in international competition, they remain sometimes third, most times fourth. Foreign expertise has failed us. Local expertise has been kept out of the loop by the misguided belief that a man will coach the Sunshine Girls when a woman coaches the Reggae Boyz. Thankfully, we have gone past that unfortunate philosophy, and a local coach (Ms Reynolds) recently took a team to England and defeated them in a ‘Test’ series. Inexplicably, the successful local coach promptly resigned on returning home, leaving frustrated fans to have all kinds of speculation as to why. But the good news was that local expertise that was always available proved that the job can be done. So the search for a replacement began. One successful local coach, whose upward climb had been stymied by a lack of coaching credentials, went to Australia, one of the two top netball nations in the world, and obtained a Level 3 certificate. Armed with this piece of paper and an impressive rÈsumÈ of coaching experience, she applied for the vacant post. She was one of three, (eventually reduced to two by the technical team assessing the applicants) who were interviewed for the job. One was an Englishwoman (of Jamaican parentage), who holds a Level 2 coaching certificate from the United Kingdom, who in world netball terms are “sometimes fourth, most times third”, the other, our own Connie Francis, with a Level 3 coaching certificate from Australia. “The board, after deliberating, concluded that both candidates had strengths and weaknesses and recommended that both work as co-coaches for a period of 4-6 weeks with a view to making a final decision at the send of that period.” Yes, you read right, the previous sentence is a direct quote from the board. Our own Connie, should work alongside her rival for the job, for six weeks, presumably helping her rival look good while our Sunshine Girls are preparing for international competition. When Ms Connie Francis declined this strange offer, board member and media relations officer Wayne Lewis, in a style obviously learnt from studying Kelly Ann Conway, came out swinging against the statements emanating from a very disappointed coach Francis. Connie Francis will continue to be a successful coach, somewhere, she is frankly too good to be kept away from coaching jobs that may become vacant, and Jamaican netball fans will sigh and support our new coach in the desperate hope that a top two finish in international competition will materialise. Till then, my advice to local coaches is to continue improving your craft and upgrading your resume, but more importantly … develop a foreign accent when applying for local jobs.last_img read more

Jakubowski wins international ‘Yes I Can’ award

first_imgLocal Special Olympian Darlene Jakubowski has received another accolade, this time from an international organization. Jakubowski won a gold and a silver medal at February’s World Winter Games, in Boise, Idaho. In May, she was named a winner of the B.C. Council for Exceptional Children’s ‘Yes I Can’ award. She won in the athletics category, for her perseverance and success as a figure skater. – Advertisement -This week, Darlene discovered that she will be winning another ‘Yes I Can’ award, this time from the International branch of the Council for Exceptional Children. Each year, the CEC selects around 27 young people for their outstanding achievements in nine categories, ranging from athletics, to technology, to self-advocacy.  The 2010 award winners will be formally announced in March, 2010. At the second annual Community Awards in June, Darlene was named Fort St. John’s female, youth Athlete of the Year.Advertisementlast_img

Plateau upset Tar Tar to be crowned Girls Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Champs

first_img0Shares0000Plateau Queens from Nyanza region celebrating after upsetting Tar Tar 4-3 in post-match penalties to be crowned the Girls Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom champions. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONKAKAMEGA, Kenya, Mar 25 – Plateau Queens from Nyanza stunned favourites Tar Tar from Rift Valley after winning 4-3 in post-match penalties to be crowned the Girls Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom champions in a pulsating decider hosted at a full to capacity Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday.This is after the match had ended 1-1 following Tar Tar’s late equaliser through Cheyesh Jeniffer who cancelled out an own goal that had sent Plateau ahead in the 66th minute. Plateau won Sh1mn prize and a life time trip to London where they will train for one week as well as receiving mentorship from the tournament’s brand ambassador Victor Wanyama.Plateau goalkeeper, Judith Osimbo won the Golden Glove, Mercy Akinyi scooped the Golden Boot award after netting five goals while Beryl Eshiteku from Plateau was named the Most Valuable Player.Plateau Queens celebrating. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONBoth teams got the support of their 12th man and as teams were ushered into the pitch, the fans -Plateau seating on the left side of the stadium and Tar Tar on the right, were competing on who will be loudest in rallying support to their respective teams.Tar Tar fondly referred as the Super Maroon, entered the match as favourites, going by their past experience and not only getting support from the County Government of West Pokot represented by their Sports  CS, they took time to sing their anthem conducted by their band.It was a tense final with both sides approaching the match with caution where Plateau went for a 2-3-3-2 formation as Tar Tar preferred for a more attacking approach.-Second Half-Plateay Queens keeper Judith Osimbo going for the ball. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONIt was Osimbo the busiest, pulling a crucial save in the 4th minute when she rushed of her line to clear the ball that was miss-cued by her stopper Winnie Akinyi.The Plateau defence was caught off-guard most of the times with their back-fine failing to clear away dangers, handing their keeper much task to perform though they were good on attack orchestrated by Sylvia Nabwire on the flanks but the solid defence of Tar Tar could not allow her to break through.In the 38th minute, Tar Tar was dispossessed in the midfield for Nabwire to break through on the left to cut cross for Margaret Atieno who feebly shot direct to keeper Lilian Achieng.Tar Tar players coming to terms after the loss. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONThe second half was more of open play as Plateau’s attack paid dividends when Tar Tar failed to handle pressure to see their defender Lindi Nanjala flick a header for own goal to silence the Tar Tar fans and send theirs into a frenzy.The goal changed the dynamics of Tar Tar who surged forward in search of the equaliser which came three minutes to stoppage time courtesy of a well taken shot by Cheyech from 18 yards to force the match into post-match penalties.Osimbo was the heroine when she saved one kick before a Tar Tar player blazed over as her corresponding counterpart from Tar Tar rescued one.Plateau converted four kicks against Tar Tar’s three.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgJason tests the new strip of pathwayTHIS is the new eco-friendly path being tested on Errigal which could bring more tourists to Donegal’s famous mountain.The ‘test’ path is just six metres long and two metres wide.Everest hero Jason Black says the path through to wetter parts at the start of the Errigal walk will be welcomed by many. “It’s a test foundation to the proposed path to help with the real wet issue of getting from the carpark to the base of the mountain as most tourists and locals alike climb it in standard runners,” said Jason.“This in time should help encourage more to enjoy this iconic mountain. I do appreciate a lot have mixed views on this but really it’s no pleasure in its current state and discourages tourists and locals – young and old.“The objective is the matting allows the ground to survive in its natural state allowing water saturation and turf growth and the mess in time acts as a bind giving a firmer underfoot path like structure.”Jason added: “Time will tell.”  NEW MUD-FREE PATHWAY TO ERRIGAL COULD BRING MORE TOURISTS TO DONEGAL was last modified: November 25th, 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) Tags:ErrigalEverestJason Blacktest pathlast_img read more

Things to Do

first_imgMemorial weekend event, 10 a.m. today at the Veterans Historical Plaza, 24275 Walnut St., Newhall. Call (661) 286-4018. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Campfire program, 8-9 p.m. today at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. “Don’t Dress For Dinner” will be presented, 8 p.m Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 17 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Brian Sheil and Tom Clarke will perform, 9 p.m. today at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Circus Vargus will be in town, Monday-Thursday at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Kids are invited to watch the big top as it is lifted up, 2 p.m. Monday. For tickets to the circus, visit “Wartime Romance” will be presented, 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. June 3-4 at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in Room 120 at City Hall. Call (661) 251-7870 or visit “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be preesented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays June 2-July 2 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. Ron Kenney and Eric Hunter will perform, 9 p.m. Friday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Why the LV=Cup is important for clubs like Quins

first_imgFormer England captain Lewis Moody says the LV=Cup represents a great chance for young players at clubs like Harlequins to showcase their ability.Retired flanker Moody, who won the competition with Leicester Tigers in 2007, is an ambassador for the Anglo-Welsh cup, which is known for giving future stars their big break.The LV=Cup. Watch the next generation break through. For tickets and info visit also:Moody: Quins kids can shine in LV=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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Do We Love the iPad? The Numbers Say We Do

first_imgRelated Posts With only 17% of the results coming in on the negative end of things, it would seem that we love it. Even if we ignore the neutral, the positive does beat out the negative.We have to wonder, however, what falls into the neutral category? At 48%, neutral sentiment makes up a majority of the 83% favorability Sysomos arrives at. Perhaps this is the middling response we’re seeing?Whatever it is we’ve been saying, whether positive, negative or otherwise, we’ve sure been saying it a lot. According to the blog, there have been “477,537 tweets that included “apple” and “ipad” over the past two days; 33,892 blog posts and 7,315 traditional media articles.”Maybe Apple should just release a product called the iBuzz that we could talk about and rate forever. There seem to be a lot of middling responses to yesterday’s announcement of the iPad, Apple’s latest entry into the world of really neat looking mobile devices. A quick look at the front page of Techmeme shows the variety of responses, from the iPad killing the PC to the lack of a camera killing the iPad.Social media monitoring and analytics firm Sysomos took a look at the responses to the iPad over the past days, however, and said that the iPad has received an “extremely positive” response.According the the company’s Media Analysis Platform, the response to the iPad was an overwhelmingly 83% positive. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melanson Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Why Net Neutrality Became A Thing For The Internet Generation

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#FCC#FCC chairman#Google#Government#net neutrality#Netflix#open internet#open internet order#PayPal#regulation#The Platform#Tom Wheeler dan rowinski A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything.FCC commissioner Mike O’Rielly had just finished torrid remarks opposing the notice for proposed rulemaking over the open Internet yesterday when a young woman in the crowd got to her feet and started yelling.“I speak on behalf of the Internet generation, we vote for a free and open Internet….” She didn’t get much further than that. She tried to say something about Title II and common carriers, but was promptly picked up by security and taken out the door.Everybody and their mothers (especially FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s mother, apparently) are up in arms about this net neutrality thing. Why now? Net neutrality has been an idea, and occasionally a set of somewhat spotty regulations, kicking around the Internet for years, and the public hasn’t ever much seemed to care.Even a week ago, if you’d ask people for their thoughts on “common carrier” regulation or “Title II” or “paid prioritization,” you’ll probably get a lot of blank stares. (Now, though, they can study up with ReadWrite explainer on everything you need to know about net neutrality and the FCC.)But American citizens are sure paying attention now. I mean, who really goes to a FCC open meeting to shout down the commissioners? See also: Net Neutrality: Your Cheat Sheet To The FCC’s ProposalPeople have come to realize the undeniable and basic fact that the Internet is the platform of the 21st century. This isn’t just about the World Wide Web, smartphones, apps, the Internet of Things or smart cities. This is the whole shebang, the entire substructure that underpins the digital age.And people have also come to realize that their freedom and privacy on the Internet face some very real threats from some very large corporations and organizations. Quick Thoughts: Google Play Accepts PayPalYou might not think it a big deal, but the fact that Google Play now accepts PayPal as a payment method caused a big debate in the ReadWrite newsroom. In my mind, this is just another way for Google to allow people across the world pay for apps and media, just like all the new payment methods it added to Google Play Services at I/O last year. But our Editor-in-Chief Owen Thomas believes it signifies much more.PayPal and Google have battled over the payments space for a long time, though the fight has been pretty one-sided; PayPal has emerged as the dominant company in online transactions. Is the PayPal partnership with Google Play an admission of defeat by Google, one that implies its Wallet product is basically dead and useless? I have covered Google fairly closely for years and Owen has covered PayPal since its Series A funding in the late 1990s. We have diverging opinions.To me, the partnership looks like business as usual. Google is setting up new developer services ahead of I/O 2014 and PayPal’s goal is to move horizontally through the tech industry and make partnerships with everybody. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.The Internet Generation, per that FCC protestor, has been emboldened. These are people jaded by news of the NSA’s incessant digital spying and their Internet providers’ complicity in it. These are individuals that hold little goodwill for the cable and cellular carriers that keep foisting higher Internet service fees on them while also imposing bandwidth caps and other restrictions. Complaining about your Comcast or Verizon bill has become a national hobby.There’s plenty of precedent for this activism. Demonstrations against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and CISPA actually derailed changes that many saw as bad for the Internet, fueled by a culture of dissent stemming from the Occupy movement and protests against the tech industry in San Francisco. Many in this generation appear to be wary of wealth, wary of mega-corporations and ready to light up at a moment’s notice to protect what they think is just and right.An open Internet governed by net neutrality rules seems to strike many of them as just and right.This generation, after all, has grown up the Internet as a ubiquitous and ever-present utility. It’s a generation that doesn’t think of broadband as an information service—it has no memory of Usenet, or bulletin boards or AOL or Web “portals”—but a utility like water or electricity. This generation wants its broadband access on tap, on demand, for a fair and reasonable price.The Title II Panacea May Not BeNet-neutrality supporters are suspicious of an FCC that has twice failed to protect an open Internet—most recently, when it lost a court battle to Verizon over its ability to regulate broadband as an “information service.” That ruling brings us straight to this week, where the FCC is trying, yet again, to create rules for net neutrality that it can actually enforce.Supporters now believe that if the FCC re-classifies broadband providers as “common carriers” under its authority via Title II of the 1934 Communications Act, then all will be hunky-dory with net neutrality.Title II is most likely the FCC’s strongest legal choice. Its other option—cobbling together authority under Section 706 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act—would be a much trickier proposition, and might well get overruled again in court.Broadband providers already act like common-carrier utilities when it suits their purposes. According to a report from the Public Utility Law Project this week, Verizon has played the Title II card to build its broadband infrastructure in New York and New Jersey when it was convenient to use public infrastructure to do so. Basically, Verizon is using public utilities to help build its broadband system (and often doing a bad job of it). Through its actions, companies like Verizon basically show that they are public utilities and hence should be regulated as such.Quote Of The Day: “I don’t like the idea that the internet could be divided into haves and have-nots, and I will work to see that that does not happen. In this item we have specifically asked whether and how to prevent the kind of paid prioritization that could result in fast lanes.” ~ FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler during the commission’s open meeting yesterday.But here’s the kicker: Title II would give the FCC greater power to regulate broadband providers as common carriers, but that doesn’t mean the FCC will necessarily use it wisely.The issue that has everybody up in arms is paid prioritization, which could allow for the Internet “fast lanes” (allowing broadband providers to charge companies more for faster Internet service). And paid prioritization is an issue because FCC chairman Tom Wheeler first floated the idea of formalizing the practice in FCC regulation last month.And the proposed rules the FCC released yesterday still contain significant loopholes that would permit paid prioritization, despite Wheeler’s rhetorical insistence that he will fight fast lanes to the end. If the FCC goes down the Title II route—and successfully defends itself against the inevitable lawsuits—it will have the wherewithal to regulate the Internet for good or ill. Public pressure has already forced it to support net neutrality, at least rhetorically. More will be necessary to make sure it follows through, particularly once the spotlight of public attention moves on.It’s equally possible to imagine a future FCC—say, one dominated by free-market advocates under a Republican administration—smuggling Internet fast lanes back into its regulatory scheme. Giving the FCC power to regulate broadband as a utility might seem like a great idea, but proponents of net neutrality should be careful what they wish for.More On The FCC, Title II And Net NeutralityRik Myslewski from The Register wonders exactly what Wheeler means by an “open” Internet. He writes, “One man’s ‘open’ is another man’s goldmine.“Despite the tired “Game Of Phones” moniker (which I was the first to use, by the way), The Verge does some great writing on the PULP report ahead of the FCC open meeting.The best explainer from the FCC open meeting came from Gigaom’s Stacy Higginbottom.Venture capitalist Fred Wilson has perhaps the best response to the FCC’s proposal with a popup interstitial on his blog.Steve Kovach at Business Insider wrote before the open meeting that “The FCC Is Going To Ruin The Internet This Week.“The FCC open meeting had more topics than just net neutrality. After half the crowd filed out, the FCC made more television unstructured spectrum available, reports Amy Schatz from Recode.Lead photo via Wikimedia Commonscenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Nitish govt. flayed after party leader is shot dead

first_imgAt a time when confusion continued over whether the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) would remain a constituent of the NDA in Bihar or not, a local party leader was gunned down near Patna on Tuesday. RLSP block president of Paliganj in Patna district, Amit Bhushan Verma alias Tuktuk, 35, was gunned down while he was participating in the Chhath festival.RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha on Wednesday visited the family members and later slammed the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government’s “good governance” claim in a tweet.Mr. Kushwaha has been disgruntled over seat-sharing among NDA constituents. “Out of a total 40 Parliamentary seats in Bihar the BJP and JD(U) are now likely to contest in 17 seats each while, another constituent Lok Janshakti Party would get six seats”, a senior State BJP leader told The Hindu, though an official announcement is yet to be made.last_img

Man City top of English Premier League after beating Fulham

first_imgManchester City’s Bernardo Silva celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Manchester City at Craven Cottage stadium in London, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero sent Manchester City back to the top of the English Premier League after being gifted goals by Fulham to seal a 2-0 victory on Saturday.City moved a point ahead of Liverpool, which hosts Tottenham on Sunday but will have played a game more than Pep Guardiola’s defending champions.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James to sit out last 6 games of Lakers’ season Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event It is little wonder Fulham is next-from-last and facing relegation given the sloppiness of the defending before both City goals.A misplaced, casual clearance by Timothy Fosu-Mensah in the fifth minute was seized on by Kevin de Bruyne. Aguero received the ball from the Belgian and he teed up Bernardo Silva to strike low into the net.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsFulham was so ineffective on the ball that, when the hosts finally strung passes together in the 15th minute, there were ironic cheers around Craven Cottage.It was a brief intermission from the City supremacy. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgivingcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Among its remaining seven games, City still has to play a resurgent Manchester United and third-placed Tottenham.“Seven games left for the Premier League, and it’s easy — we have to win every game to be champions,” Guardiola said. “We have a tough, tough opponent (Liverpool). But that’s the challenge.”Fulham is 13 points from safety with 18 points to play for.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Google Philippines names new country director View comments Fulham defender Joe Bryan even helped City with its second goal in the 27th.Bryan’s slack attempt to pass the ball back to Calum Chambers was intercepted and Bernardo Silva squared to Aguero, who struck past goalkeeper Sergio Rico for his 19th league goal.With a comfortable lead and little threat from Fulham, City could afford its finishing being wayward after the break when Aguero came off injured.“He says he felt something, but hopefully he’s not injured,” Guardiola said. “He decided on not continuing. Hopefully it will not be a big issue.”Next up is another game against relegation-threatened opposition, with Cardiff going to City on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more