Emotional North Korean dedicates shock gold to his late mother

first_imgView comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs But there was a highly controversial bronze for Izzat Artykov of Kyrgyzstan with 330kg (147kg/183kg), competing in his first event since completing a two-year ban for testing positive for a banned stimulant at the Rio Olympics and being stripped of bronze there.Local hero Triyatno, who like many Indonesians is known by only one name, failed with a final attempt at 186kg that would have given him silver and came fourth to huge groans of disappointment from a fervent home support.Snatch blowoutThe secretive nation’s Kim had started as a heavy favorite but blew it straight away in the snatch to gasps from the large North and South Korean contingents in the capacity 2,000-strong crowd.Kim’s night was over quickly when he failed three times at his opening 150kg — 10kg below his 2014 Asian Games record.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gold medallist O Kang Chol of North Korea celebrates on the podium during the victory ceremony of the men’s 69kg weightlifting event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMANorth Korea’s O Kang Chol broke down in tears as he dedicated his country’s third weightlifting gold medal of the Asian Games to his mother, who passed away earlier this year.Second-string lifter O screamed and then wept as he took a surprise gold with a 336kg total (151kg snatch/185kg clean and jerk) on Wednesday after North Korea’s number one Kim Myong Hyok crashed out, failing all three attempts at his opening weight.ADVERTISEMENT “I could not hold back the tears when I climbed on to the top step of the podium to receive the gold medal,” an emotional O told AFP after he sobbed throughout the medal ceremony and national anthem at the JI Expo Arena in Jakarta.“I was thinking of my motherland, first. But also especially my own mother, who always dreamed of me winning a gold medal in this competition,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Still fighting to choke back the tears, he told reporters: “I will visit my mother’s grave and give her this gold medal.”Doston Yokubov of Uzbekistan put in a consistent series of lifts to take advantage of the Korean lapses and secure silver with 331kg (145kg/186kg). Kim, for such an accomplished lifter, never looked at ease, his eyes flickering nervously from side to side as he grasped the bar before crumpling on his final attempt.It was a repeat of the stage fright that afflicted him in the 2016 Rio Olympics when he failed with all three clean and jerk attempts after lying in bronze medal place following a 157kg snatch.It left the way clear for O, whose best previous result was silver at last year’s Asian championships, to take the early lead with 151kg, from Artykov and Triyatno locked on 147kg and Yokubov 2kg further back.Artykov was in his first competition since being testing positive for strychnine, better known as a deadly poison but in trace doses classed as a banned stimulant, and he only completed his two-year punishment for that offense on August 9.South Korea’s hope Won Jeongsik was never comfortable, tumbling dangerously backwards off the platform after collapsing in his failed last snatch attempt.He eventually got to his feet and dusted himself down, but worse followed when he failed to register a lift in the clean and jerk and was also eliminated.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Japan ends badminton drought; India crushes Hong Kong 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Knicks’ last-second goaltend gives Wizards win in NBA London game

first_imgLONDON — When Bradley Beal felt his legs go out beneath him, likely ending his chances of scoring the go-ahead basket for the Washington Wizards, he spotted Thomas Bryant standing alone in the lane.Beal dropped the ball off to Bryant, who was awarded two points after Allonzo Trier was called for goaltending on his layup attempt with 0.4 seconds remaining, and the Wizards claimed a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at The O2 Arena on Thursday night. 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 MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ It was an odd finish for the Wizards, who outscored the Knicks 24-11 in the fourth quarter to send New York to its fifth consecutive defeat.“I’ve never seen that — especially in London,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “But what a finish. This was one of those games that nobody deserves to go on their long flight home without a win, but it happens in sports.”Beal scored 26 points and had nine rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards, but it was Bryant’s bucket — or, more accurately, the one he didn’t make — that mattered most.Noah Vonleh gave the Knicks the 100-99 edge with a one-handed finish over Bryant with 33.7 seconds remaining, and a 3-pointer by Beal rimmed out. Kevin Knox tried to run down the clock, but his off-balance 3-point attempt missed the rim and led to a shot-clock violation with 3.3 seconds remaining.That left Washington with one last opportunity. After Beal drove the lane, Trier and Emmanuel Mudiay failed to account for Bryant, who released the ball in time but had his shot swatted away by Trier.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think from my angle, watching the replay … I was peeking over (the official’s shoulder) and it looked like it started just on its tick down,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “But we had a breakdown in coverage. It was supposed to be a switch and it wasn’t a switch and we paid for it.”Beal, who worked out with Bryant in Los Angeles during the offseason, said he didn’t hesitate dumping the ball off at the last second.Washington Wizards forward Troy Brown Jr. (6), left, drives to the basket as New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) defends, during an NBA basketball game between New York Knicks and Washington Wizards at the O2 Arena, in London, Thursday, Jan.17, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)“It was a great play,” Beal said. “It was a play for me to basically catch it and get to the basket, but I slipped on something, lost my footing a little bit, and I saw TB rolling to the basket. I trusted him to make the right play for us.”Mudiay scored 25 points, though he missed a heave as time expired, and Luke Kornet finished with 16 points, including 12 in the first quarter, for the Knicks.New York held a 10-point lead after the first quarter and pushed it to 19 in the second before entering halftime up 63-53.It then led by as many as 16 in the third quarter before Washington began to rally. The Wizards reclaimed the lead at 92-91 with 4:34 left on Porter’s pull-up jumper.Beal, whose streak of three games with 30 or more points ended, scored only eight points in the first half.The Wizards shot 7 for 27 from 3-point range and had a 51-42 rebounding advantage.TIP-INSKnicks: C Enes Kanter, who is averaging 14.4 points and a team-high 11 rebounds, did not travel with the team for the game because of fears over his safety as an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. … Rookie C Mitchell Robinson returned after missing 13 games with a groin injury and finished with four points and two rebounds in 10 minutes. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Barcelona reaches Copa quarters but could be disqualified Wizards: Owner Ted Leonsis said before the game that he would “never, ever tank” and that Washington, which has reached the playoffs four of the last five seasons, would push to do so again. “I don’t think you can tell a coach, ‘Don’t try to win,” Leonsis said. “I would never do that.”UP NEXTKnicks: Return home to host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.Wizards: Host the Detroit Pistons on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

Wanted bulletin issued for attempted murder accused

first_imgMagistrate Leron Daly on Friday ordered the Guyana Police Force to issue a wanted bulletin for a Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) man who stabbed another following a row over the use of a yard toilet.Calvin George, 19, was expected to appear in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Friday last, but failed to so do.The teenager is accused of wounding Orin Peters with intent to commit murder on April 11, 2018 at Kaneville, EBD.According to reports, Peters and George argued over the use of a toilet. Peters informed the court that George then armed himself with a knife and attacked him, stabbing him to his abdomen.Peters was picked up and rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Hospital, and was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated.George was placed on $200,000 bail on the condition that he lodges his passport with the Police.He was also ordered to not make contact with the VC or witnesses, or to cause anyone to do same. Also, as a condition of bail, George was required to report to the Grove Police Station every Friday until completion of the trial.The matter has been adjourned to June 22, 2018.last_img read more

GTT to increase 3G capacity in core Georgetown areas

first_img– Company sees increased traffic for mobile 3G servicesAs Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) continues its efforts to enhance its 3G service handling capacity to mobile customers, it has installed nine new pole sites across the core Georgetown areas in the past few months.The new pole sites were deployed in North Georgetown (Main Street and Thomas Lands), South Lusignan, South Diamond, West of Stadium; Enterprise, ECD and Westminster, WBD.According to GTT Senior Engineer— Mobile Operations, Ian La Fargue, since the installation of the new pole sites, the company has seen increased traffic for 3G mobile services.“These nine pole sites are for additional capacity. Pole sites selected for this deployment ensured high traffic areas were satisfied to cater for additional capacity in a specific mobile serving area. Since we deployed these poles, we have seen an increase in traffic for services. Persons traversing these in-high traffic mobile areas can now enjoy improved mobile functionality,” La Fargue stated.The Senior Engineer explained that these new sites are shorter when compared to the traditional towers, and reduce the area required for a site, while adding capacity in the area installed.In addition to the nine pole sites, La Fargue explained that the telephone company would be installing six traditional towers commencing the last quarter of 2019. This, he noted, will cater to customers outside of core Georgetown areas.“The tower sites we have are for South Canal WBD, North Rosignol and New Amsterdam areas”.last_img read more

CCJ orders Cabinet must resign and call elections in 3 months

first_img…three months take effect from June 18, 2019The Caribbean Court of Justice moments ago handed down consequential orders stipulating that the Cabinet must resign and call elections within three months of its June 18, 2019 ruling that the no-confidence motion was validly passed.This, the CCJ said, is in accordance to Article 106 (6) and 106 (7) of the Constitution of Guyana.CCJ President Justice Adrian Saunders emphasised that GECOM and the President are obligated to “exercise their responsibilities with integrity”.He explained that since the passage of the no-confidence motion against the government on December 21, 2018, the government should have complied with the provisions of the Constitution, i.e. to resign and call elections.He said general elections should have already been held by March 21, 2019 unless there was an extension by the National Assembly.This, he noted, was not done. He explained that, after the passage, matters were on pause due to the legal action in the courts.But, he further explained that it was no longer on pause from June 18, 2019 – when the CCJ declared that the no-confidence motion was indeed validly passed.The CCJ therefore ruled that Article 106 (6) and 106 (7) is “clear” in what it means and that the government and GECOM must oblige.Emphasising that the Cabinet including the President should already be resigned, the CCJ further explained that the government is now in caretaker mode leading up to elections.“The tenure of government in office is on a different footing,” he said. “By convention government is expected to behave as a caretaker.”CCJ President,Justice Adrian Saunderslast_img read more

SBVC has holes to fill on staff

first_imgThe men’s basketball job is sure to attract some interest. The Wolverines have a history in the sport and compete in one of the strongest conferences in the state. The school would have been advertising for a coach even if Derick Pugh had not been terminated in December because he was only named on an interim basis in August after previous coach Phil Mathews left. Gerry Wright, who has been handling the team since Pugh’s departure, confirmed that he has formally applied for the position. He originally said he wasn’t interested but decided to do so after a positive experience and feedback from the team over the last two months. REDLANDS COORDINATOR The University of Redlands has named Jeff Thomas as offensive coordinator for the coming season, replacing Bill O’Boyle who resigned after the season. The San Bernardino Valley College administration has a lot of work to do over the next few months. The Wolverines are looking for an athletic director and a men’s basketball coach. And that is in addition to a new college president with Denise Whittaker planning to retire when the current school year is over. Thomas has been an assistant since 2003. He is familiar with the offense having worked with recievers his first season. He then moved to the other side of the ball to work with defensive backs. Thomas was a four-year letter winner for the Bulldogs, helping the Bulldogs reach the playoffs in 2002, a season in which he was selected the conference defensive player of the year. COYOTE RUNNERS For the eighth straight year the Cal State San Bernardino women’s cross country team has been named an NCAA Division II All-Academic Team with senior Becky Southworth (Bonita HS) also being singled out individually. The team posted a cumulative GPA of 3.38. Other members of the team are Kim Miller, Megan Holt, Holly DiGeralamo, Andrea Brandt, Kari Brandt, Shawna Alvarez, Kristen Torrez, Jennifer Garcia, Amy Gilsen, Marlene Malagon, Esmerelda Ortiz and Lorraine Barrera. MAZAREI BREAKS BARRIER Redlands senior Amir Mazarei became the first player in school history to break the 2,000-point plateau when he tallied 42 on Saturday against Pomona-Pitzer. That gave him 2,005 with six games left for him to add to the career scoring record which he broke earlier this season. He also owns career marks for field goals made, 3-pointers made and steals and has single-game record for points (57) and single-season scoring average. He is in pursuit of the record for 3’s in a season of 153 set by Billy Shivers but needs to average seven per game the rest of the way to do that. COYOTES STILL NO. 1 The Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball team remained No. 1 in the West Region poll released Wednesday, despite a loss to Humboldt, which also beat No. 2 Cal Poly Pomona the same weekend. The big factor was strength of schedule. But that poll didn’t take into account the Coyotes loss to Pomona on Tuesday. That will be reflected in next week’s poll. WEEKEND’S BEST The key college event coming up will be Saturday’s Foothill Conference tilt between Antelope Valley (25-4, 9-1) and host San Bernardino Valley College (22-6, 9-1). Tipoff is set for 3p.m. Those two teams are part of a three-way tie for the top spot with defending champion Chaffey (25-5, 9-1). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The closing date for applications for the men’s basketball opening is coming first – Feb.16 – with the deadline for athletic director coming a month later, March 16. Cory Schwartz, dean of physical education and athletics, said she isn’t sure how many applications either job has drawn because they are sent to the human resources department at the school district. last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgOfficials said the boy was reported missing at about 7:30 a.m. Charity breakfast to benefit veterans SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752, at 11912 Rivera Rd., will host a fundraiser breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Tickets for the breakfast are $4 per plate. All proceeds will benefit local veterans’ programs. A variety of foods – including eggs, hash browns, menudo and chile verde – will be available to guests. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. Hillview to mark 50th anniversary WHITTIER – Hillview Middle School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a special event slated for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the school’s multipurpose room, 10931 Stamy Road. Honorary service awards will be given to students, and the school’s band will perform during the celebration. School alumni and former and current staff are also expected to attend. For more information, call (562) 946-7446. Federal employee meeting planned WHITTIER – The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 333, will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Palm Park Activity Center, 5703 Palm Ave. A representative from the Whittier Historical Society will speak on the history of Whittier. Visitors are encouraged to bring a sack lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided. For more information, call Chuck Carlson at (562) 695-2126. Hispanic group to give out awards WHITTIER – Whittier’s Hispanic Outreach Taskforce (HOT) will honor Dionicio Morales, founder of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, and producer Moctezuma Esparza at HOT’s 13th annual Positive Image Awards and scholarship banquet, to be held at 6 p.m. March 1 at the Omni Hotel, 251 S. Olive St., Los Angeles. For tickets, or for more information, call (562) 789-0550. City offering discount bus fares PICO RIVERA – Frequent bus riders are reminded that the city offers MTA or Montebello Bus Line tickets and passes at a discount price. MTA’s monthly bus pass can be purchased for $3 for residents with disabilities, for $7 for seniors and for $13 for college students. Pico Rivera students who use the Montebello Bus Line can purchase a ticket booklet good for 20, one-way bus rides for $6. Bus passes are available at the Parks and Recreation Building, 6767 Passons Blvd., during business hours, and seniors may obtain theirs at the Pico Rivera Senior Center, 9200 Mines Ave. For more information, call (562) 801-4430. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – An 11-year-old boy who on Wednesday was reported missing from his Burke Street home was found within hours after his family notified authorities. Deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Pico Rivera station said they found the boy, unharmed, at 10 a.m. near the railroad tracks along Passons Boulevard. “He was just upset,” said sheriff’s Sgt. Della Walls. “He wasn’t mad at his parents. He was mad at his school.” Walls said she did not know which school the boy attends. She described the boy as a “very bright student” and noted he “was just stressed out.” last_img read more

Sterling warns stars are being ‘butchered’

first_imgReferee Bobby Madley then failed to show a red card to West Brom’s Matt Phillips after his knee-high challenge on youngster Brahim Diaz in the closing stages.It follows a glut of incidents on City players this season, none of which were punished with dismissals.Manager Pep Guardiola has repeatedly asked for referees to protect the players, but his calls appear to fallen on deaf ears.But now Sterling, 23, is backing up his manager, saying the nature of the tackles could put those on the receiving end in serious trouble.He said: “I find it a bit unfair at times. I feel that we haven’t been protected enough in certain situations. I think some of the challenges have been awful.“It’s not what I expect to see in a top flight football match — especially when teams are losing and just go out to kick players.“I don’t think that’s right. I do think we need to cut down on that because we’ve got a World Cup at the end of the year and majority of the players in the top flight and in our team will be playing in it.“It would be sad to see someone miss the tournament due to a silly tackle and someone get away with it.“These tackles can happen — but it can’t be every game we’re getting two players coming in with injuries.“There are going to be challenges that are badly timed and probably not all of them are intentional, but at the same time if it’s a dangerous tackle, it’s a dangerous tackle.“I think the referees and officials need to cut these tackles out because as you can see some of the players are getting butchered out there and it’s sad to see.“But I just feel we need to try and cut this out of the game.”Guardiola has called for officials to protect not just his stars, but all players — though he has not had much support from his peers.Cardiff boss Neil Warnock commented after the FA Cup tie that Guardiola should expect strong challenges in England, while West Brom manager Alan Pardew accused the Catalan of trying to get the crowd to put pressure on the referee.It was sparked by several weeks of incidents that could have left some of the Premier League leaders’ team badly hurt.Kevin De Bruyne was stretchered off at Crystal Palace after being hacked down by Jason Puncheon, weeks after he was on the receiving end of a studs-up challenge by Tottenham’s Dele Alli.Sterling was also caught late by Harry Kane in the first half of that match, which finished 4-1 to City.City already have long-term injury problems with Benjamin Mendy, Gabriel Jesus and Sane still missing.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“We’re being ‘butchered’.”: Raheem Sterling fears stars may miss World Cup because of referees not cracking down on dangerous challenges © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 3 – Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has hit out at the quality of officials in England, claiming players could miss the World Cup because they’re being “butchered” by bad challenges.City star Leroy Sane was sidelined for up to seven weeks after a bad tackle by Cardiff’s Joe Bennett in their 2-0 win in the FA Cup last weekend.last_img read more

Belize braces for Category 5

first_imgFelix was packing winds of up to 165 mph as it headed west, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. It was projected to skirt Honduras’ coastline Tuesday before slamming into Belize on Wednesday. A hurricane watch was issued for parts of Honduras, where authorities were keeping a close eye on the storm but had not begun any evacuations. Along the northern coastline, tourists were still lounging by the pool and enjoying the sun, hoteliers said. In Belize, residents stocked up on water and food, and nailed boards over windows to protect against the hurricane’s howling winds. Many who lived in low-lying areas were seeking higher ground. On Sunday, Felix lashed Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire with rains and winds, causing scattered power outages and forcing thousands of tourists to take refuge in hotels. But residents expressed relief it did far less damage than feared as the storm’s outer bands grazed the tiny islands. STORM: Hurricane Felix lashed Aruba on Sunday and is expected to skirt Honduras’ coast. By Margaret Wever THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORANJESTAD, Aruba – Hurricane Felix rapidly strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm Sunday and churned its way into the open waters of the Caribbean Sea after toppling trees and flooding some homes on a cluster of Dutch islands. “Thankfully we didn’t get a very bad storm. My dog slept peacefully through the night,” said Bonaire medical administrator Siomara Albertus, who waited out the storm in her home with her Labrador retriever. The storm forced tens of thousands of tourists and residents on the three islands to remain in their homes and hotels, stocked with water, flashlights and emergency provisions. In Curacao, about a dozen homes in a low-lying area were flooded. In Aruba, there was little visible damage, although at least one catamaran snapped off its mooring and a house was damaged by a downed tree. A northern settlement had a temporary power outage. Many Bonaire residents had prepared for the worst, installing storm shutters and hauling their boats ashore, but the storm’s winds left little damage. Felix became the second Atlantic hurricane of the season Saturday evening, following Hurricane Dean, which left at least 20 dead in the Caribbean and carved out a destructive swath that stretched from St. Lucia to Mexico. At 8 p.m. Pacific time, Felix was centered about 345 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and was heading west at about 24 mph, the hurricane center said. 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