Outlaw kart racing returns to the Redwood Acres Fairground on Saturday for the second time in 2018. This weekend’s event is presented by John’s Used Cars And Wreckers and will be held on the 1/10-mile dirt oval inside the Redwood Acres Raceway paved 3/8-mile paved oval.Gates open at 10 a.m. with racing starting at 3 p.m. For more information, visit Humboldt Outlaw Karts at www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com Information is also on Facebook, www.facebook.com/HumboldtOutlawKarts.
Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul The 23-year old Patrimonio is looking to become the first FIlipino SEA Games singles champ since Maricris Fernandez in 1999.“I will do everything that I can to win, said Patrimonio, who is the daughter of former PBA four-time MVP Alvin Patrimonio.Clarice defeated fourth-seed Ka Andrea Daray of Cambodia, 6-0, 6-3, in the semifinal round to advance to her first gold-medal match in her career.Kumkhum, the No. 1 ranked, defeated Tan Li Yan Stefani of Singapore, 6-0, 6-0, in the other semifinals. The Thai has career-best ranking of 85th in the world in singles and won gold in doubles in 2014 Incheon Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Lyceum completes first round sweep with Mapua rout KUALA LUMPU—Francis Casey Alcantara and Ruben Gonzales dropped a tough three-set decision to the defending champions from Thailand to settle for silver in the Southeast Asian Games tennis men’s doubles Friday.The Filipino pair took the fight to twins Sonchai and Sanchai Ratiwatana before yielding a 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 decision in the final at Jalan Duta Tennis Complex.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s too bad, they got ahead in the tiebreak and we couldn’t shake it,” said Alcantara, the 2009 Australian Open juniors doubles champ.The Thais zoomed to 4-0 in the super tiebreak. The Philippines tried to catch up with some power baseline drives but there was no stopping the Thai twins, who have now won four men’s doubles titles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“At this level there’s no easy points. We had to be solid in serves and returns. It was very close which was already good at this level,” added Alcantara.Anna Clarice Patrimonio, meanwhile, hopes to end the country’s gold medal drought in women’s singles when she takes on Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand in the finals Saturday. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony read more
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson: Bring on Boca Juniors!by Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker admits he wants to play against Boca Juniors in the future.The Brazil No1 admits he’s a big fan of Boca.”My old dream is to play against Boca Juniors at the La Bomboner. This is one of the craziest stadiums in the world,” he said, though now Alisson has had a change of plan. “I would very much like to play against Boca at the Club World Championship.”This season, Alisson has played in 3 matches, in which he’s conceded 2 goals. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say read more
wheel of fortune geniusLet’s be honest – we’ve all watched Wheel of Fortune with our friends and done our best to scream out the correct answers before anyone else. But we highly doubt any of you hold a candle to the skills of last Friday’s contestant Robert Santoli.Santoli, who reportedly did a great deal of research ahead of the show, took home over $76,000 in prizes after dominating the contest. He was able to solve virtually every puzzle – and did so on one with just one letter showing. Prepare yourself for one of the more ridiculous videos you’ll ever see.According to FOX Sports, Santoli was eventually asked by host Pat Sajak to let the other players have a chance. Impressive, to say the least. It’s too bad he can’t return to the show – like he could if it were Jeopardy. He’d be a celebrity by now. read more
APTN National NewsCape Breton regional police in Membertou Nova Scotia are taking a different approach to policing.Their goal is to build trust with the community’s Mi’kmaq population in order to better serve and protect.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin was there and files this report.
NEW YORK — Facebook’s outgoing head of communications is taking the blame for hiring Definers, the public relations firm doing opposition research on the company’s critics including billionaire philanthropist George Soros.In a Facebook post that went up late Wednesday, Elliot Schrage said the responsibility to hire Definers rests with him and that he approved the decision to hire it and similar firms.Schrage has been at Facebook for a decade and announced his departure in June. In the post, Schrage acknowledges that Facebook asked Definers to do work on Soros after he called Facebook a “menace to society” in a speech. Definers, he says, also helped respond to what he said were unfair claims about the company.Facebook stopped working with the firm after a New York Times investigation unveiled its tactics.The Associated Press read more
Darjeeling: The body of a youth was found on the Indo-Bangladesh international border on Tuesday. An improvised firearm was also found next to the dead body.The incident occurred in the Daspara Gram Panchayat area under the Chopra police station of North Dinajpur. The deceased was identified as 23-year-old Mohammad Abu. He was a resident of Kalabarigach village under the Chopra police station. Local residents claim that he was shot by the BSF on suspicion of being a cow smuggler. The Block Development Officer of the Chopra Block along with the police from the Chopra police station visited the site of the incident. The body has been recovered and sent for post mortem at the Islampur hospital. Sumit Kumar, the Superintendent of Police stated that a magisterial inquiry will be started. “Only after the inquiry is completed will it be clear as to how the person died,” the Superintendent of Police said. Local residents claim that the youth used to run a “decorator” business and was not involved in smuggling. The villagers have demanded a probe into the incident. With this region close to the Indo-Bangladesh border there has been a number of cow smuggling incidents in the past. read more
USA188.8.131.52G71%23%5%98%77%56%38% China85.02.00.7E132638652161 TEAMWSPIOFFDEFGRP.1ST2ND3RDQTR.SEMIFINALWIN Australia184.108.40.206F2738298844187 Brazil91.02.70.6E55281394602814 South Africa220.127.116.11E39242641<1 Canada18.104.22.168F1530447730103 New Zealand83.82.00.9G52044511441 Sweden22.214.171.124E2837258339155 Zimbabwe126.96.36.199F<1314111<1<1 Group E: Brazil, Sweden, China, South AfricaBrazil sits atop Group E, the weakest of the groups with an average WSPI of 85.3, and with home field advantage adding a boost of about 0.35 goals per game they are very likely to medal this tournament — they’ve got a 94 percent chance to make the knockout stage and a 60 percent chance of making it to the semifinals. If five-time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta has any hat-trick surprises left at age 30, the Brazilians could go even further. Sweden is the next-best team in group E and has a 83 percent chance of advancing to the knockout rounds. They tied the U.S. in group play last year at the World Cup and are known to match up well against the Americans thanks to the former U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage. China exited the World Cup early last year in the quarterfinals, losing to the U.S. 1-0, but they’ve got a 65 percent chance of making it back to the knockout rounds this year as one of the two third-place teams that will advance. South Africa, despite holding the U.S. to only one goal last month, has only an 11 percent chance of advancing from the group stage.Group F: Germany, Australia, Canada, ZimbabweThe second-ranked team in the world, Germany, will be the biggest challenge for the Americans at the Olympics. The U.S. defeated the Germans in the semifinals of the World Cup 2-0 and 2-1 at the SheBelieves tournament in March, but Germany remains the next most-likely team to win gold, with a 21 percent chance. Australia, despite having only a 7 percent chance of winning the Olympics, is a sleeper pick from Group F; they beat Japan, 3-1, in the Asian Qualifiers in February to eliminate the World Cup runners-up from the Olympics. Canada will likely feel snubbed by their third-place rank in Group F, but an early exit at last year’s World Cup quarterfinals and a loss to France just a few weeks ago moved them further down in our ratings. Zimbabwe upset Cameroon on aggregate goals in last year’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) qualifiers to make it to their first major national tournament, but it’s unlikely they’ll see anything past the group games.Group G: U.S., France, New Zealand, ColombiaThe group that features the American women will usually be the de facto “Group Of Death,” but this tournament’s version earns the title with the largest average WSPI of all of the groups, 87.2. France will give the U.S. its most difficult group game, especially if injuries continue to nag the U.S. midfield — the area of the field where France excels. Les Bleues have a 22 percent chance of making the final game and an 8 percent chance of winning it all. New Zealand’s scrappiness can be effective — they held Canada to a draw at the World Cup last year — and they’ve got a 44 percent chance of squeezing into the knockout rounds as the third-place team from Group G. As for Colombia, I’m still waiting for the breakout performance of Yoreli Rincón, but there’s a 61 percent chance the Colombians go out in the group stage.CORRECTON (Aug. 3, 5:23 p.m.): An earlier version of this article misidentified the French women’s national soccer team. The team’s name is Les Bleues, not Les Bleus. We’re on the ground in Rio covering the 2016 Summer Olympics. Check out all our coverage here.RIO DE JANEIRO — The 2016 Olympic Games start Wednesday — not with Friday’s opening ceremony — with group play in the women’s soccer tournament. The reigning World Cup champions and four-time Olympic gold medalists, the U.S. women’s national team, play New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, but I’m hundreds of miles away in Rio de Janeiro, the epicenter of the Olympic Games and the city where the host nation’s team will begin its Olympic run against China this afternoon. It seemed like a good chance to catch a Brazil game among local fans. So far, I can’t even find a place to watch the game.“Rio is made of bars, but I’m not sure many people will be watching the women’s game,” Patricia “Patchy” Toledo, a former professional women’s soccer player in Brazil, told me when I asked if there are any places where Brazilian fans will be watching their team play. Cíntia Barlem, a journalist covering women’s soccer in Brazil for Globo Esporte, one of the largest sports news sites in Brazil, said she didn’t think most Brazilians would be paying attention. I told her that in the U.S., everyone will be watching the U.S. women’s national team play. “I would like it if the Brazilians do the same here, but it is not the reality.”Reality has been a trip for the U.S. women. Just over a year ago I sat in a stadium with 53,000 people and watched Carli Lloyd rocket a shot from half-field, sailing the ball over Japan’s backtracking keeper and scoring her third goal in the first 20 minutes of the Women’s World Cup final. Since then, the USWNT — which has won four of the five gold medals handed out in the history of women’s soccer at the Olympics, including three in a row since 2004 — has lost only one game in the past year. It has also added fresh, young talent — Mallory Pugh, Crystal Dunn and Lindsey Horan — to a roster of World Cup champions. All of this makes them heavily favored to win a fifth gold medal this year: They have a 38 percent chance of doing so — almost double the odds of Germany, the next-best team — according to our forecasting model. If they get the fifth gold, they’d be the first team in history to win the World Cup and Olympics in consecutive years.Our projections are based on the Women’s Soccer Power Index (WSPI) we created last year, which uses game-based offensive and defensive ratings to estimate a team’s overall skill level. The 12-team Olympic tournament is much smaller than the Women’s World Cup (which fields 24 teams) which means some of the world’s best teams, such as Japan and Norway, did not qualify while some, like England, have their own reasons not to compete in the Olympics. Instead, the field is stocked with teams like Zimbabwe, ranked 93rd in the world by FIFA and making their international tournament debut.This isn’t to say the Olympics will be inferior to the World Cup. In fact, the overall average WSPI of the teams at the Olympics is greater than it those that were at the World Cup (86 compared to 84) but the tournament is much more stratified with great teams at the top of the table — Germany, France and Brazil — and much weaker teams at the bottom like South Africa and Zimbabwe. Below, we take a closer look at the 2016 Olympic tournament, breaking down each team’s chances of advancing from the group stage to the knockout rounds. At the Olympics, the top two teams (as well as the top two third-place finishers) advance from each of the three four-team groups to the single-elimination knockout rounds: the quarterfinals, semifinals and the championship game. Colombia188.8.131.52G19292441<1 France184.108.40.206G2348218643228 Germany220.127.116.11F58281397634121 CHANCE OF FINISHING GROUPCHANCE OF REACHING ROUND read more
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez is not taking their opponents Japan lightly ahead of today’s last-16 clash, despite the fact that they are being considered the strong favourites to winThe Red Devils arrive at the Rostov Arena on the back of having won all three of their opening games to finish top of Group G after scoring nine goals.Belgium will welcome the return of record goalscorer Romelu Lukaku for today’s match along with Thomas Vermaelen and Vincent Kompany with the side aiming to win to progress for an encounter against either Brazil or Mexico in the quarter-finals.But Martinez is well aware that they must first beat Japan and he knows that it will be no easy feat.“They are footballers with an incredible energy and a great capacity to get really high up the pitch very quickly,” said the Spaniard, according to BT Sport.“This Japan team shows a lot of good experience, a lot of players who have played in big leagues in Europe for a long time. They know what it takes to win a game of this calibre.Top 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“This is a group of players that know what they are doing. I expect a very difficult game.“They are capable of creating problems due to the dynamic approach that they have.”Martinez will have a fully-fit side for the match: “The group is in a very good moment.“Mentally and physically, you just get the feeling the players are desperate to be on the pitch. I feel the players are ready to get their rhythm as quick as they can.”A win for Belgium today will make it only the third time they reached the quarter-finals at the World Cup in their history, having previously done so in 1986 and 2014. read more
Central Coast Mariners have confirmed that a “contract proposal” has been sent to Usain BoltThe sprint king has been on trial with the A-League side for the past two months and recently scored his first two goals as a footballer.Bolt has made it clear that he wishes to earn a permanent contract with Mariners after turning down a two-year offer from Maltese champions Valletta.Now Mariners have confirmed an offer has been sent to the Jamaican.“The Central Coast Mariners and Usain Bolt’s representative Ricky Simms have progressed contract discussions and would like to offer clarity around the negotiations between the club and Usain Bolt,” read a statement on the club website.Perth Glory boss warns squad to not get starstruck by United Andrew Smyth – July 12, 2019 Perth Glory manager Tony Popovic warned his players against getting starstruck ahead of Saturday’s friendly with Manchester United.“The club can confirm that a contract proposal has been offered by the Central Coast Mariners and negotiations remain ongoing with Usain Bolt and his management regarding his football future.“Both parties are eager to explore all options and ensure that if there is a suitable way forward for both player and club, the two parties will keep working together and formalise an agreement.“The Central Coast Mariners want to ensure that Usain Bolt is given every chance possible to fulfil his dream to become a professional football player.”The Australian club did, however, add that its unlikely terms will be agreed on with Bolt without the contribution of an external third party.Therefore, the 32-year-old will not attend training this week as Mariners prepare for their upcoming A-League fixture with Melbourne City. read more