Emotional Tabal makes history, wins 5th straight Milo Marathon

first_imgMary Joy Tabal crumpled on the floor and began to weep.Tabal had just crossed the finish line to extend her reign as the Philippines’ undisputed marathon queen and end what had been a highly emotional last 24 hours following the death of her father Rolando Tabal due to complications with pneumonia. He was 58.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set ”Coming into this race, I know it’s going to be hard because I didn’t get any sleep but I just wanted to finish the race regardless of performance,” a tearful Tabal told reporters during the post-race press conference at Cebu City Sports Center.”I dedicate this to him. I offer this run to him and I know he was running with me earlier,” she said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 28-year-old Tabal on Sunday became the first runner to win the Milo Marathon for five straight years after clocking 2:58:01.Tabal, the Rio Olympian and SEA Games gold medalist, pulled off the historical feat in her beloved hometown of Cebu, where the biggest running event in the country was staged for the first time. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mary Joy Tabal bursts into tears after crossing the finish line to win the Milo Marathon for a record fifth consecutive time. Tabal achieved the feat a day following the death of his father. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netChristabel Martes came in second with a time of 3:04:20 while Jho-an Villarama finished third at 3:11:27. Judelyn Miranda (3:14:20) and Ruffa Sorongon (3:15:17) completed the top five.In the men’s category, Joerge Andrade was the fastest to complete the 42k centerpiece at 2:39:34. Erick Panique followed at 2:42:10, Eduardo Buenavista came in third at 2:43:34, Erinio Raquin in fourth at 2:44:34 while Jerald Zabala wound up fifth at 2:46:59.An unknown runner from Digos City, Andrade was the biggest surprise of the finale. He left marathon veterans Erick Panique and Eduardo Buenavista in the dust despite participating in only his first crack at the National Finals.Andrade finished just third in the General Santos leg to earn a slot in the finals.Tabal still emerged on top despite finishing 11 minutes later than her personal record run of 2:47:53 last year in Iloilo.ADVERTISEMENT A new cheer rises Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jeson Agravante, last year’s Milo Marathon King, failed to finish the race this time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Cartoon: June 22, 2015

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Pathfinders

first_imgBy Megan Bagdonas STAFF WRITER It’s simple, hand drawn and out of date, but the 15-year-old trail guide put out by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Horsemen’s Association is still the ultimate authority on the roughly 100miles of dirt paths meandering through the affluent community. But not for long. High on their horses and armed with satellite images of the region, a group of riders is busy correcting and finalizing the new equestrian trail guide before it goes to print in the next couple of months. “We’re making sure all the details are right,” said Dale Allen, president of the association. “So we’re riding the trails to see if they’re still there or if they’ve moved.” The original guide was drawn by hand using aerial photographs taken from a plane as reference. Roads are black, trails are red and various buildings and bushes are shown as green outlines. “It is actually remarkably accurate for being hand drawn,” said Blair Harkins, 23, head of Geographic Information Systems for the nonprofit Palos Verdes on the Net, which partnered with the horsemen to revamp the trail guide. “But some of the trails are not there anymore because buildings have been built over them. Others have shifted in position.” For the past two months, Geographic Information System (GIS) volunteers have been combining the old guide with current satellite images to create colorful maps that include trail distances and elevations. “We already had the data and space maps for all the Peninsula cities, and we just scanned their guide and redrew the trails onto the GIS system,” said Ted Vegvari, founder of Palos Verdes on the Net. However, the final touches of accuracy couldn’t be trusted to a satellite. From space, large trees obscure where some trails begin and end, while others have become too overgrown to see. So now the horsemen are diligently double checking all the trails. “Today we found one or two small mistakes,” Allen said after a recent ride. “One was a cutoff trail that was shown at a wrong location. It was off by a significant amount, maybe a couple hundred yards. And then we found another trail on the map, one we were looking for and had thought was missing.” The horsemen’s association began as a group of riders that organized trail races in the late 1970s. By the early ’80s the riders formed an official organization dedicated to preserving the horse-friendly nature of the Hill communities and maintaining trails. They even backed a candidate, Joe Lehman, in the 1982 Rolling Hills Estates City Council election, but he lost. The trail guide is just another tool for the association to preserve what it fears could be eroding: the rural, equestrian lifestyle of the Peninsula. “Maybe if you put all these trails on a map, some of which people never knew about, it will get them riding them again and open up some of the overgrown and forgotten trails,” horseman Latha Hylton said. Sunshine, a self-proclaimed “trail junkie,” said the new guide benefits not just horse riders, but anyone using the paths. “For trail users, they’ll be able say, `I’ll meet you at the intersection of such and such trails,’ or when they call the Fire Department they can say, `I broke my leg at water tank 20.’ And it will help the city, Fire Department, the police to all call landmarks by the same name,” Sunshine said. “It’s purely a communications thing.” Although it is expected to become the all-encompassing last word on trails on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, there could be some upcoming changes the new guide won’t be able to predict. “For many years it’s been the only resource for trails because all this land is privately owned,” said Barbara Dye, executive director of the 1,300-acre Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. “But with the Rancho Palos Verdes Master Plan, some trails may be redesignated.” The master plan is expected to be completed by next year and could prompt some trails, especially ones not heavily used, to be shifted, rerouted or renamed. “For instance, they have a Pepper Tree Trail, and we are designating a trail by that name that will be closer to Pepper Tree Drive,” Dye said. “But we will try to use established names as much as possible.” The association had hoped to complete the guide in time for the Rolling Hills Estates’ 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, but the horsemen now expect to have it ready by the end of the year. The original trail guide cost $10, but no one could say whether the new version would sell for more. megan.bagdonas@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

WATCH! Paul Pogba’s best bits as ‘Man City plot £50million move’

first_imgPaul Pogba is arguably the most coveted player in world football right now.Manchester City are reportedly lining up a £50m offer for the Juventus midfielder, while Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are are said to be monitoring his situation.Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain are also being linked with big-money bids for the 22-year-old.And this compilation of the powerful Frenchman’s best bits shows why he is so in-demand.last_img

Santa Clarita Senior Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventGroup Crafts, 9 a.m.-noon in Room A2. Computer Training, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room A1. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Computer training for the visually impaired will be offered, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room A3. Canasta will be played, 1-4 p.m. in Room A2. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 2-3 p.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Oil painting class, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room A3. TUESDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Low impact aerobics, 8:45-9:30 a.m. at Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments in Saugus. Mixed Media, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room A2. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Yoga stretch, 9:45-10:30 a.m. at Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments in Saugus. Emotional support, 10-11 a.m. in the Modular. Grief support, 11 a.m.-noon in the Modular. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Creative-writing class, open to all ages, 1-2:30 p.m. in Room A3. Cost: $4 per class. Santa Clarita Senior Hams will meet, 1-2 p.m. in Room A2. Tap dancing will be taught, 2-3 p.m. in the dining room. Watercolor class, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room A3. Duplicate bridge will be played, 6:45-10 p.m. in the dining room. Call Kathy at (661) 253-1105 or Rand at (661) 295-4644. WEDNESDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Oil painting class, 9 a.m.-noon in Room A1. Archeology & Anthropology, 9:30-11:15 a.m. in Room A3. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Arthritis exercise group will meet, 10:20-10:50 a.m. in the dining room. Blood pressure checks, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room A3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Calligraphy class, 1-2:30 p.m. in Room A3. Line Dance, 6:30-8 p.m. THURSDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. in the dining room. Low impact aerobics, 8:45-9:30 a.m. at Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments in Saugus. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Mixed Media, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Room A2. Computer Training, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room A1. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Yoga stretch, 9:45-10:30 a.m. at Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments in Saugus. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Ballroom dancing will be taught, 7-8 p.m. in the dining room. FRIDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Caregiver support, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Modular. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Food bingo will be played, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Room A1. Computer training for the visually impaired, noon-2 p.m. in Room A3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Live, Love and Laugh will meet, 1-2 p.m. in the Modular. SATURDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Bingo will be played, 3:30-9:30 p.m. in the dining room.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The following events will take place this week at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. For information, call (661) 259-9444. MONDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. last_img read more

Panel to focus on high-risk sex offenders

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe department announced Saturday that parole agents will use GPS receivers to ensure that offenders live far from schools. Schwarzenegger ordered the task force to examine how best to notify local governments of offenders’ impending release from prison, where they should be housed and how they should be supervised. The panel includes legislators and representatives of victims’ rights organizations, law enforcement agencies and local government. The governor wants it to report back to him in 90 days. Some lawmakers said they want changes more quickly. SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday appointed a task force to recommend changes in how the state places and monitors high-risk sex offenders. The move is his latest response to reports of offenders living in proximity to schools and other locations frequented by children. A committee of state lawmakers, meanwhile, said it will seek to subpoena top officials of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The governor’s decision came less than a week after the administration removed the head of the parole program amid complaints that offenders were placed near Disneyland, near schools and at San Quentin State Prison. “It’s a strategy to buy themselves some time,” said Assemblywoman Rebecca Cohn, D-San Jose. “It’s three months of kids at risk.” Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk, a co-chairman of Schwarzenegger’s task force, accused top corrections officials of shuffling parolees to different locations every four days to avoid a five-day Megan’s Law registration requirement and a new law that requires offenders to be housed at least a half-mile away from schools. Assemblyman Todd Spitzer, R-Orange, the other co-chairman, said officials lied and stonewalled lawmakers to cover up the practice. Department spokeswoman Elaine Jennings denied that offenders were shuffled to violate the law, saying parolees were moved frequently because no one wanted them living nearby. That’s why some of them ended up at San Quentin. Officials could not find adequate long-term housing for 12 offenders who were housed there briefly earlier this month.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

BALLYBOFEY WOMAN LARISSA TO START LATEST GAME FOR IRISH RUGBY STARS

first_imgBallybofey rugby star Larissa Muldoon has been given her chance to shine for Ireland after being given the green light to start against Kazakhstan in the final pool game at Women’s Rugby World Cup.Larissa in actionMuldoon is one of two Donegal women on the team.Fahan’s Nora Stapleton lined out a fly half for the wins over New Zealand and the USA and is on the bench for the latest game. An Irish victory today will secure them a semi final spot.  BALLYBOFEY WOMAN LARISSA TO START LATEST GAME FOR IRISH RUGBY STARS was last modified: August 9th, 2014 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:donegalLarissa MuldoonNora stapeltonRUGBYWORLD CUPlast_img read more

Donegal’s own Nobel Laureate honoured at Civic Reception

first_img“Your place in history is assured” said Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council to Nobel Laureate Professor William C. Cambpell at the civic reception which was held in his honour at the County House, Lifford yesterday evening.The Civic Reception was hosted by the Cathaoirleach and members of Donegal County Council in recognition of Prof Campbell’s outstanding achievement in jointly winning the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.A native of Ramelton, Professor William C. Campbell was part of a team that discovered a class of drugs called Avermectins, whose derivatives have been shown to have “extraordinary efficacy” in treating River Blindness and Lymphatic filariasis, among other parasitic diseases affecting animals and humans. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2015 along with Satoshi Omura of Japan and Tu Youyou of China for their discoveries that have revolutionised the treatment of some of the most devastating parasitic diseases.Prof Campbell was born in 1930 in Ramelton, the third son of R. J. Campbell, a farm supplier. He is married to Mary Mastin Campbell and as well as being a scientist he is a published poet and painter.Professor Campbell studied at Trinity College, Dublin and graduated in 1952 with first class honours in Zoology. He then attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison on a Fulbright Scholarship, earning his Ph.D. degree in 1957 for work on the liver fluke, a parasite affecting sheep.From 1957 to 1990 Campbell worked at Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research. From 1990 to 2010, when he retired, Campbell was a research fellow at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, where he supervised undergraduate research and taught courses in parasitology. In 1987, Merck with the World Health Organization created an “unprecedented” drug donation program, with the intention of wiping out River Blindness. Professor Campbell was instrumental in the decision to set up this program. As of 2001 an estimated 25 million people were being treated each year, in a total of 33 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. As of 2013, the Carter Centre independently verified that the disease had been eradicated in Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico.Speaking at the reception Cllr. Terence Slowey, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council described Professor Campbell as an inspiration saying “it is a humbling experience for me to be in the presence of a man whose life’s work has impacted on so many people. Hundreds of millions of people are alive today because of your work and because of the team of people that you have worked with throughout your career”.He added “we are delighted that you have taken the time to visit your native Donegal. Your presence has captured the imagination of many and I have been particularly touched by how you have engaged with our children and young people”.Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council spoke of the Donegal Diaspora Project and how the Council has been working to reach out to those who have a connection with or an interest in Donegal.“You are one of our esteemed diaspora and when you talk about your early days living in Ramelton it is clear that you were blessed with a loving home and that you lived in a community where you felt nurtured and safe”. “I am sure your family is very proud of you and of your achievements and if your parents were still alive today they too would be immensely proud of all you have achieved and the impact that your work has had on hundreds of millions of people”.He added “Professor Campbell your place in history is assured and you will be remembered as one of the greatest scientists of our time who made a positive impact on society. This will inspire and encourage many more people to pursue a career in science and contribute in a similar impactful way”.He concluded by thanking Professor Campbell and saying “I hope that your visit home to Donegal has been a momentous one and one that you will remember fondly for years to come”.In his address, Professor Campbell spoke of his delight at returning home to Donegal “I am always delighted to be in Donegal and this visit if very special indeed.” He added “if there was a Nobel Prize for hospitality and welcomes then Donegal would win it and if there was a Nobel Prize for beauty and scenery Donegal would also win that.”He concluded by saying “I am proud to be from Donegal”.Professor Campbell was presented with a specially commissioned painting ‘North by North West’ by renowned artist Fionntann Gogarty as well as a framed seal of office from Donegal County Council.Professor Campbell signing the distinquished visitors book.Mayor of Donegal Cllr Terence Slowey making a presentation to Nobel Prize winner Prof William Campbell during a Civic Reception in his honour at the Chambers in Lifford. Also in photo is Donegal Co Council CEO Seamus Neely. (North West Newspix)Donegal’s own Nobel Laureate honoured at Civic Reception was last modified: September 27th, 2016 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

‘Donegal has the potential for more services and jobs in social enterprise’ – DLDC

first_imgThe Donegal Local Development CLG (DLDC) has welcomed the publication of the National Social Enterprise Policy by highlighting the potential benefits it could bring to the county.Ireland’s first ever Social Enterprise Policy was published this month to provide support for social enterprise in three key areas: building awareness, growing and strengthening Social Enterprise and improving policy alignment.DLDC Chairperson Patsy McGonagle said that the sector had been seeking a supportive framework for many years such as this and congratulated the Department of Rural & Community Development for bringing it to completion.  Mr McGonagle commented: “Donegal is highly reliant on social enterprise yet has the potential to create many more services and jobs in the sector. “According to a 2013 Forfás report, nationally the social enterprise sector supports over 25,000 jobs but has the potential to create at least a further 65,000. Before now, a framework has been lacking to drive this potential.”Donegal Local Development CLG delivers extensive social enterprise supports alongside other programmes such as LEADER, Local Employment Services, the national social inclusion programme (SICAP), Tús, and the Rural Social Scheme to individuals and community groups annually. Patsy added, “with staff dedicated to assist social enterprises, DLDC will play a central role in ensuring the success of the new Policy.” ‘Donegal has the potential for more services and jobs in social enterprise’ – DLDC was last modified: July 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:DLDCpatsy mcgonaglelast_img read more

NFL power rankings: Saints No. 1 and bad year for the Bay Area vs. Los Angeles

first_imgA look at how NFL teams rank going into Week 16:1. New Orleans (12-2)Drew Brees’ ability to lead an offense and complete short passes combined with legitimate balance and a stout defense make the Saints NFC favorites.Last week: 2  Next: Pittsburgh 2. L.A. Chargers (11-3)Have pretty much taken Philip Rivers for granted, considering he’s never mentioned here as a contender for the MVP. He should be. And don’t you want to see an AFC title game in StubHub?Last week: 4 Next: …last_img