Ilongga MVP in Alabang taekwondo contest

first_imgAngela Joy Bermejo, a native of Miagao, Iloilo, made history in the 5th Women’s Martial Arts Festival in Ermita, Manila for being the first Ilongga to join and win a gold medal in the tournament. PHOTO FROM ANGELA BERMEJO’S FACEBOOK PAGE MANILA – Taekwondo jins from Iloilo showed their might during the Smart MVP Best of the Best Taekwondo Championships 2018 at the Ayala Malls South Park in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.Angela Joy Marie Bermejo from the Denmark V. Pinggol stable shone the brightest – she was hailed as Most Valuable Player after capturing a gold medal in kyorugi on Sunday.Jamie Hannah Agaloos of the Negros Taekwondo Union-Tigers stable was the lone gold medal winner from Bacolod City. She topped the poomsae event.Bermejo’s teammate Cyd Edryc Esmaña took home two medals – a silver in individual poomsae and a bronze in the group event along with Niesha Karin Pequierda and Elizabeth Marie Borres. Angelie Marie Perillo of the A. Diasnes stable had two bronze medals – one in female individual poomsae and another in the team event with Cindy Joy Diasnes and Sophia Marie Tungala.Qualifying to the finals of individual poomsae were Pequierda, Borres, Antonio Miguel Nafarrete, Alfie Diasnes, and Kean Ryth Bornazal. Bornazal also qualified to the finals of kyorugi.Reaching all the way to the quarterfinals were Ronald Kyle Pico, Joshua Grecia, Xyrus Andrei Desierto, Raphael Lloyd Pico, Senddrick Valencia, Joshua Cachero, and Roices Dane Decafe./PNlast_img read more

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IndyCar Q and A: Scott Dixon

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN Session ID: 2020-09-19:627d4b07871fad29e3fc4689 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-276028-4161341168001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Scott Dixon didn’t get the start to the season he wanted — a 15th-place finish March 29 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg — but the three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion is focused on getting back in form this weekend at the inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans. USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Olson caught up with Dixon:Q: The Instagram photo of you and your daughters with the racecar has been called the cutest thing about the St. Pete weekend. Do you enjoy having them at the track? Does it help ease the intensity of the task at hand?A: It’s nice in the fact that you can have separation. Your concentration when you’re at the track and racing is intense. It’s nice to have some disconnect. After a long day you can go to dinner and hang out with the kids and talk to them about something that’s totally different. You’re not constantly racking your mind on this stuff, especially when you’re having a bad weekend. It’s nice to have that break. I love it, man. It’s cool to see them before I get in the car and when I get out of it. They loving coming to the races. There are so many other kids there now that they get to see, and at St. Pete they get to catch up with Oliver and Sebastian, Dan (Wheldon) and Susie’s kids. I love it.center_img Q: It wasn’t the outcome you expected, but were you encouraged by (Chip Ganassi Racing) teammate Tony Kanaan’s third-place finish?A: Yeah. We’d done zero street-course tire testing, so I don’t think we hit the ground running as we would expect. I made a few mistakes in qualifying that threw us out of the Fast Six. We knew we weren’t as good as Penske, but we were there as the next best thing. Tony did a hell of a job to salvage a podium and get a good weekend out of it. For me, St. Pete can typically be one of my weaker events. In the past it’s been quite dreadful at points, so we’re excited to get to NOLA, Long Beach, Barber and the Indy road course before we get to the hectic 500.MILESTONE WATCH: Scott Dixon vs. Tony KanaanQ: Are you concerned about the debris issue? Is there something that can be done to address it?A: The problem right now is that there’s more stuff to break off, especially on the Honda. I’m not surprised — with it being the first race — that it went down that way. Typically that can be quite a physical race. I think we saw more of it because there are more wings to break. But as drivers go through the year and go to different races, that will definitely change. The last thing you want to do is wreck your car and go to the back of the field because you had to change a wing. I think it will evolve. Obviously some of the courses we go to aren’t as prone to damage, so those instances won’t be as dramatic or have the same consequences as St. Pete. I was kind of expecting it to go that way, but people will make adjustments to take some of it away, at least.HONDA: Reinforcing aero kits after debris issuesCHEVY: Aero kit front wing will get workThree-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon greets fans in Lexington, Ohio, last August. (AP)Three-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon greets fans in Lexington, Ohio, last August. (AP)Q: With the added downforce, is tire degradation the issue that some people thought it would be?A: Tire deg is slightly less, but only a small amount, due to the fact that the downforce looks after the tires a little bit more. In St. Pete we didn’t see much difference. Maybe at Barber and some of the road courses we might see more of it, but I think it will be quite similar to last year in the way the tires fall off during the course of a run.Q&A: Simona de SilvestroQ: You’ve known Juan Pablo Montoya for a long time, but what’s it like to have have him back in the series and winning races?A: It’s great, obviously. He’s a big name, but he’s also a hell of a competitor. He’s great for the sport in many ways. For him to come back and win races, that’s the name of the game. That’s what keeps him rolling, and that’s why Penske employs him. It was good to see him win in St. Pete. He drove a hell of a race. It was going to be tough to beat any of the Penske guys, but it was good to see Montoya back on top.last_img read more

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Top comments of the week

first_imgKevin Maughan added: I came out of the leaving with a E in English. Career guidance councilor said to me on the day about 3 minutes after I got my results in my hand “i don’t think you can go to university now.”I went home and read the CAO handbook and saw that there was a rule that said you can compensate a fail in an honours subject with 3 C3s in honours subjects in an NUI university. So I went to NUI Galway got a degree in Physics (actually repeated leaving cert English during first year of uni and passed) . Then did a masters in Queens Belfast. Then did a PhD in physics in University of Kent. And for the last 5 years have been a post-doctoral researcher in the University of Oxford, currently in Neuroscience/Optical Engineering.As for the quality of my English I have for what it is worth won 3 Irish blog awards, written a few articles on this website and for some unknown reason write amateur sketch comedy in a group. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvq66dVgl0EwH2IgXFbhgzAAnyway to sum it up the net effect of me failing English first time out was instead of doing physics in UL and living at home I did physics in Galway and lived away from home and had a great time. I haven’t done all that badly I think. I have no idea where I would have ended up if I had passed and ended up living at home going to UL. But I think my life has probably worked out better being forced to be independent at a young age. Did very badly in 2001 (my own fault) but two years later went back and got an A2 in English and Maths (at foundation but I worked my arse off to get that) and fast forward another few years I hold an Honours Degree!Don’t be afraid to go back and try again.A different look from CAK:An alternative perspective: I passed my leaving cert with 570 points, all honours subjects, could do pretty much any course. Ten years later I am half way through a PhD and very unsure of all the choices that I have made regarding courses and career paths, I have very limited job prospects once I do finish it at 30 years old and I am also completely broke with zero savings from being a student so long. So keep perspective, your massive points or your lower points don’t matter – its what you do with them thta matters – sit down, evaluate what your gut/instinct tells you you should be doing rather than what someone else thinks you should do/what you think you should be doing and realise that the leaving cert is just the start of an awful lot of choices you’ll have to make in life and that it gets less and less important as the years go by. EVERY SATURDAY MORNING we take a look at all the best comments left on the site by our readers over the past seven days.This week there was a lot of talk about Robin Williams, the Leaving Cert and the English-speaking world’s newest words.So here are the standout comments from the week that was.The 5 most popular comments this week Source: John Locher/AP Photo1. First up was Art Vandelay with his unconventional but ridiculously popular approach to how to treat any possible Irish case of Ebola. He got 5,357 thumbs up for this: Flat 7up,be grand…2. Sinead Taaffe summed up the feelings that so many of us had upon hearing of the death of Robin Williams late on Monday night, with 3,002 thumbs up: Such a great loss, RIP3. There was a huge outpouring of support for Rory McIlroy after he won the PGA Championship. Eddie Roche got 2,596 green thumbs for his theory on the golfer’s current run of form: 2nd straight major for Rory Mcilroy.What a phenomenal advertisement against marriage.4. Meanwhile, in response to Art’s comment about how to cure Ebola, dung like a honkey (yes, that’s his username) got 2,443 thumbs up for this comment to another user: Ah, it actually was a joke Kev – you can’t really treat Ebola with flat 7up5. Last but importantly, juicy pants posted this comment on an article about Robin Williams, outlining what they had been through and how they cope. They got 2,002 thumbs up: I suffer bad from depression and work is unbearable sometimes. I remember reading that quote ‘what’s right is what left if you do everything else wrong’ and I found great comfort in it so I saved it in an email and I started to add other stuff to it. Other people find stuff like that cheesy but it helps me get through the day sometimes. He made such a difference to peoples lives beyond his comedy. RIP Robin Williams.The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week1. Israel Deputy Ambassador calls some Irish protesters an ‘ignorant, anti-Semitic mob‘ (575 comments)2. Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital (397 comments)3. Robin Williams found dead at his home in suspected suicide (362 comments)4. Up to 7,000 march as Dublin comes out in force to support Gaza (353 comments)5. Palestinian 11-year-old shot dead in West Bank as Israel refuses to return to peace talks (309 comments)The big issue this weekRobin Williams, 1951 – 2014. RIP.Sean C on the loss of Robin Williams.The ending to Aladdin is gonna hit me hard from now on, I guarantee it. Just like the ending to Ghost or Dirty Dancing hits me hard cos of Patrick Swayze’s death (and how he also died from pancreatic cancer, like my dad). It’s just gonna be another instance where I know that they are gone, and with them goes a part of the fondest memories of growing up. I know this sounds selfish, and yeah, it is to a certain degree.But there’s this degree of feeling like you know this person, even if you never me them. From TV appearances, to movies, to music…one felt like he was part of your community. This is the guy who walked the streets, shook hands with people, and just tried to cheer folks up after 9/11. His contemporaries did the opposite, hiding out and not wanting to be seen, but he wanted to cheer folks up because he knew they were scared. When South Park: the movie was nominated at the Oscars for best music and song for Blame Canada, the actress who sang the song in the film, Mary Kay Bergman, was not there to sing it. She had taken her own life a month or two before the Oscars. Williams stood in and sang the song instead, and it was actually one of the most memorable moments from that ceremony. Funny, but poignant. And then there was the time Christopher Reeve was paralysed in a horse riding accident. He walked into the room of his friend from college, and, disguised as a doctor, started giving him orders. Reeve cracked up laughing, and that was the beginning of his desire to live. Williams never told that story, that was in Christopher Reeve’s biography.He was a darn good human being who did his best to make everyone feel good, the sad thing being that the only person he could not cheer up was himself. RIP.Pun of the weekA small town in America made a dog its mayor and Symbolism came up with this one. Obvious but still a bit of a giggle.The first lady’s a proper bitchSome of our favourite commentsThe Leaving Certificate results came out on Wednesday and lots of our readers had memories. Simon Tuohy has some success story: And the final word to Dublinjonny after he found out that YOLO and ‘amazeballs’ were added to the Oxford Dictionaries.Udjdjekd ejekckeowjd fjfkfkekff djdicjskd djciekdnfgcjf fjfjr. There might as well pass that off for English as wellSpot any good comments? Send them through to us by email at [email protected]last_img read more

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