first_img“It’s never easy playing the first round,” said the American, who turns 37 this year and is competing in her 73rd Grand Slam, extending her Open-era record.“I was just trying to find my rhythm. She didn’t make it easy so I’m happy to be through.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWilliams pulled out of the lead-up Auckland Classic with an arm injury following her first-round match, setting back her Grand Slam preparations, but she was still too good for the unseeded 22-year-old Kozlova.The seven-time Grand Slam champion — the oldest woman in the draw and seeded 13 at Melbourne Park — battled back in a seesawing first set to take it to a tiebreaker on Rod Laver Arena. Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Venus Williams of the US serves against China’s Peng Shuai during their women’s singles first round match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 3, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURVeteran campaigner Venus Williams dug deep to grind her way into the Australian Open second round Monday, beating plucky Ukrainian youngster Kateryna Kozlova in two gruelling sets.The world number 17, who played her first Australian Open in 1998 and turned professional in 1994, the year her opponent was born, came through the near two-hour marathon 7-6 (7/5), 7-5.ADVERTISEMENT Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal View comments Australian Open: Nishikori survives five-set dogfight to advance Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ She narrowly got the upper hand to win it with an ace after a tough 67 minutes in hot conditions, pumping her fist in relief before wrapping herself in an ice towel at the changeover.The second set was equally tight before Williams got a break to make it 6-5 then wrapped up the match, to the delight of the centre court crowd.She next faces either Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele or Japan’s Kurumi Nara. ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoslast_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES Titans’ Teng favorite to win PBA D-League MVP Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG The 35-year-old forward unleashed all of his 14 points and three rebounds in the third quarter.“Joe’s been an inspiration to us,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone of his veteran stalwart, who had to play through pain just to give his side the energy they badly needed in the third period. “His resolve and his ability to keep on battling, it’s just an inspiration to all of us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSol Mercado fired 21 markers and collected five boards, and four assists, while LA Tenorio got 19 points, six rebounds, and five assists.Jervy Cruz dropped seven of his 11 markers in the fourth period, to go with four rebounds as the Gin Kings ran away with the victory late. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. STAR 67 – Pingris 14, Barroca 13, Maliksi 9, Lee 8, Ramos 6, Melton 4, Jalalon 4, Reavis 4, Sangalang 3, Brondial 2, Abundo 0, Dela Rosa 0, Simon 0.Quarters: 25-22, 38-39, 62-54, 91-67.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Devance willed Ginebra in the third quarter and had answers for everything Star threw. Mercado, then, orchestrated a 10-2 tear to break a 52-all deadlock and grab a 62-54 lead to end the period.The Hotshots could no longer recover as Mercado extended the lead to its highest at 21, 91-65, late in the game.Marc Pingris topped Star with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists, while Mark Barroca got 13 markers and four dimes.The scores:GINEBRA 91 – Mercado 21, Tenorio 19, Devance 14, Aguilar 11, Cruz 11, Ferrer 6, Taha 3, Jamito 2, Thompson 2, Helterbrand 1, Ellis 1, Caguioa 0, Mariano 0, Marcelo 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely FILE – PBA IMAGESJoe Devance celebrated his birthday in style, providing the boost Barangay Ginebra needed in its 91-67 victory over Star on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The win allowed the Gin Kings to force a winner-take-all Game 7 in their 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series, slated on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View commentslast_img read more

first_imgBeggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Luis Enrique says he’s leaving Barcelona at end of season Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Earlier, a 10-man University of the East earned its first full points with a 2-1 win over Adamson.Substitute Alberto Echin delivered the header in the 89th minute to help the Red Warriors move up to four points.UE won despite losing Stephane Dagaraga in the 64th minute for his involvement in a scuffle with Blessed Brian Jumo I.De La Salle slipped to sixth place with five points, while Adamson is now at the bottom of the table with three points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES National U leaned on Lawrence Colina’s hat-trick to beat De La Salle, 3-1, for its second consecutive win, while defending champion University of the Philippines and Far Eastern U battled to a scoreless draw in the UAAP Season 79 men’s football tournament at the Moro Lorenzo Field.The Bulldogs rallied from a goal down behind Colina, who nailed the equalizer in the 76th minute and put his side ahead with an 84th minute strike from just inside the box.ADVERTISEMENT Colina then scored in stoppage time with a spot kick for his first hat-trick of the season.After a scoreless first half, Rigo Joseph opened the scoring for the Green Archers in the 53rd minute which proved to be their lone point of the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWith the win, NU got its seventh point and tied with University of Santo Tomas, but the Growling Tigers remain in fourth spot by virtue of better goal difference.Meanwhile, the Fighting Maroons are still two points behind the second-running Tamaraws, who are now at 13 points, after the standoff. MOST READ Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_img“I didn’t expect him to have the chin and durability that he had. I gave it my best shot and my best wasn’t good enough tonight.”Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KO) was giving up 11 pounds and fighting his first professional bout as a heavyweight.“I am the champion of the misfits,” said Bellew, who is from Liverpool in northern England, “and tonight I have taken my glory.”Bellew said he saw Haye’s right leg buckle and urged Haye and his corner to stop the fight.After all the acrimony and bitterness in the build-up, the pair linked arms after the fight and Bellew kissed the head of Haye.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Bellew, the WBC cruiserweight champion, showed patience in picking his moment to finish off Haye and the end came with 53 seconds left of the 11th with a flurry of punches that sent his rival through the ropes. Haye climbed back into the ring, but his corner threw in the towel.The 36-year-old Haye had his eye on title fights with the likes of IBF champion Anthony Joshua, but that appears doubtful after the former WBA heavyweight champion’s third loss in a 31-fight career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnHaye refused to blame his injury for the loss, instead praising an opponent whom he had abused with a stream of insults — some extremely distasteful — in the build-up.“Tony was a great fighter. I wanted to do a demolition job but this guy has the heart of a lion,” Haye said. “I’ve knocked out people a lot bigger and a lot stronger with a lot less. LATEST STORIES Tony Bellew, right, and David Haye in action during the heavyweight contest in London, Saturday March 4, 2017. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)LONDON — Tony Bellew caused a huge upset by moving up to the heavyweight class and stopping an injured David Haye in the 11th round in a gripping, all-British fight at the O2 Arena on Saturday.Haye, in the third bout of his boxing comeback, appeared to hurt his right Achilles as he skipped back in the sixth round but continued despite being an apparently easy target.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Haye said he wanted a rematch. Bellew said he will assess his options.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident View comments Michelle Wie shoots 67, takes 2-shot lead in Singaporelast_img read more

first_img‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Lady Spikers near semis Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home The Philippines will be back at full-strength for its next two matches, including its AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifying Tournament opener against Nepal on March 28 at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.Azkals coach Thomas Dooley has recalled goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, defender Daisuke Sato and striker Javier Patino for the international friendly against Malaysia on Tuesday that will serve as the team’s only tuneup game before the Group F clash with Nepal.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ceres-Negros is the most well represented club in the latest round of callups with goalkeeper Roland Muller, defenders Carlie De Murga and Junior Munoz and midfielders Manny Ott, Martin Steuble, Luke Woodland, OJ Porteria and Iain Ramsay all named to the squad.Four players from Global were called up in Misagh Bahadoran, Dennis Villanueva, Amani Aguinaldo and Patrick Deyto.Brothers Phil and James Younghusband of Meralco Taguig were also called up along with Fitch Arboleda of Stallion and Kenshiro Daniels of Kaya Makati. Completing the side is Mike Ott who plays for Angthong United in Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely The three players missed the AFF Suzuki Cup in November last year when the Azkals crashed out of the group stage after three straight semifinal appearances as the tournament schedule was not part of the Fifa (international football association) window.In the midst of a solid season with English League One side Walsall, Etheridge returns to the Azkals for the first time since his stellar performance in a friendly against Kyrgyzstan in September last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSato, who plays for Romanian top flight side Iasi, saw action against Bahrain and North Korea in friendly matches last year, but pulled out late from the Suzuki Cup team, citing club commitment.A few months after signing a fresh, lucrative contract extension with Chinese side Henan Jianye, Patino gives the Azkals quality at the tip of the attack which the team sorely missed late last year. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View commentslast_img read more

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “I practice that everyday. Day-in and day-out, we’re in the gym three hours a day, I get up at least 250 shots at practice. It’s all about repetition and confidence,” said Nabong, who punished the Elite with his 15-foot jumpers.Nabong went on an efficient 6-of-8 shooting from the field to finish with 13 points, 11 coming in the fourth, to go with nine rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnHowever, it wasn’t just Nabong’s surprise offensive outburst which did the trick for Meralco, but also his defensive aggression, which limited Blackwater to just 11 points in the final frame.“That’s our thing: defense. That’s what got us to our record right now. We’re number one on defense and fastbreak points,” he said, as the Bolts fought back from an 80-72 deficit coming into the final quarter and clamped the Elite down on defense. Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Smith: We got to keep on fighting More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKelly Nabong has tirelessly practiced his midrange jumpshots since arriving in Meralco.His hardwork finally paid off as his sweet perimeter shooting sparked the Bolts’ 102-91 victory over Blackwater.ADVERTISEMENT On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely “That’s what we do. We lock up everybody who comes to the gym with us. Coach Norman Black puts a lot of pressure on us, but at the same time he gives us a lot of confidence,” he said.As Meralco sits idle at second place with its 6-1 card, Nabong welcomes the upcoming 17-day break but maintains that the Bolts need to continue sharpening their saw before returning to action on May 3 against Phoenix.“The challenge is try to stay in shape and not let up a little bit, try to be on top of our game, and build a little bit of what we’re doing right now,” he said. “We’re in the quarters already, but that’s not our goal. Our goal is to be in the Finals and win in the Finals.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_img Contrast that attitude with other local stars who, once reaching the ‘top of the heap’, suddenly develop ‘issues’ which prevent them performing for the land of their birth, the land that catapulted them to world prominence. We have witnessed what can only be described as ‘medical miracles’ as their recovery from “issues” seem to be just in time, enabling them to earn big bucks on the athletic circuit. I do understand that the ‘lifespan’ of an elite sprinter must be measured in months, not years, and therefore earning as much as possible, while young and fit, is necessary when considering the future. Coaches and support staff MUST be adequately compen-sated for the work that goes into a victory on the track, but when cash takes precedence over country, that is what depresses me. The money that these athletes earn in a successful season is mind-boggling and can cause a kind of resentment from some administrators and previous athletic ‘stars’ who worked just as hard during their ‘successful’ careers, but now have to resort to hustling and the goodwill of others to make ends meet. That is why Usain’s template of a successful athletic career seems to me to be too hard to follow and emulate. But all is not doom and gloom. The island nation that has produced Usain St Leo Bolt, has in its inhabitants, parents like Usain’s mother and father, coaches and mentors like the late Pablo McNeil and the now ‘world’s best’, Glen Mills. There are (potentially) other Usains in our midst. All it will take to bring them to the fore is parenting, identification, mentoring and coaching. We have done it before, we can do it again. All it needs is remembering how you came to be great (and rich) and respecting your roots … the Usain Way. Usain Bolt was not only superhuman in his sprinting ability, he had charisma and a kind of ‘kinky’ humility that endeared him to everyone who came in contact with him, and that includes his fiercest rivals and critics. The obvious conclusion is that no one will ever be able to replace the ‘King’. What separates Usain from other local “wannabees” was his ability to accept fame and economic well-being while understanding and respecting his roots. Usain understood the importance of the country of his birth, the place where in his early years, gave him the platform to display his awesome talent. Whenever the time came to represent ‘us’ at major assignments, (here, read Olympics and World Championships), he has run races that require a training regime that other have described as brutal. He has run different legs on relays when his coach suggests that not finishing the relay (the last leg) would be best for the country. His coach has revealed on national radio, the fact that there were times after world- shattering runs, when he retires to the treatment room in agonising pain, never revealing to the world and his adoring fans the toll that sub-10 and sub-20, 100 and 200m races takes on his tall and non-athletic frame. The news that athletics’ legend and national icon Usain St Leo Bolt will miss the Manchester United Legends match in Barcelona on September 2 concretises the fact that his hamstring injury will really take weeks, if not months, for full recovery. It seems to be definite now that the king will not return to the track. Some of us – no, most of us – were hoping that there may be a slight chance of his return, but this injury setback and the realisation that he will not be able to play in Barcelona on Monday cause us to look to the future. What next? What can we expect from the ‘sprint factory’ that Jamaica has been since Beijing? Already, we have E.T. (Elaine Thompson), who has proved to the world that when focused, victories will abound. On the men’s side, Kemar Bailey Cole and Justin Forte seem to me to be next in line of continuing our sprinting dominance on the world stage. Michael O’Hara, DeJour Russell and Kevona Davis are potentials, but there has been many a slip between the ‘cup and the lip’ justifying our apprehension about the future. ADEQUATELY COMPENSATED THE OBVIOUS CONCLUSIONlast_img read more

first_imgFormer top sprinter POKER STAR has been dropped to $210,000 claiming by his connections and should have few problems in putting away his eight rivals in tomorrow’s second race, the first in the popular Sunrise-Six. Alarm bells should be ringing when a trainer drops a top-rated horse so low, but Wayne DaCosta is desperately trying to retain his champion trainers’ title, and the six-year-old gelding should provide him with the winners’ purse of $360,350. In his last run, POKER STAR was sixth by nine lengths to crack sprinter CHACE THE GREAT, clocking 1:12.4 in the Caribbean Sprint on Superstakes Day, November 10. The opening splits in that race were 22.0×45.0. Only LOOSE CANNON has the class to go that fast, but POKER STAR (Omar Walker aboard), at 52kg, is just too light to be tested in this field. Two-in-a-row DaCosta should make it two-in-a-row in the second Sunrise-Six event, Race Three on the ​​programme. WINTER IS COMING, who slammed $550,000 claiming by five lengths on October 31, has come down from overnight allowance to face $450,000 claimers in a 1600 metres race. Last Saturday, WINTER IS COMING was not disgraced in placing 10th by 14 lengths to SUPERLUMINAL in a fast-run 1700-metre race. They went 46.0, 1:10.4, 1:37.4 (final time 1:45.3) with the selection 10 lengths or two seconds off the pace before clocking a creditable 1:48.2. The four-year-old gelding will carry a featherweight 51kg and is expected to lead all the way, with apprentice Christopher Mamdeen aboard. DANOS LA PAZ, who performed fairly well in overnight recently, while being trained by Anthony Nunes, is his only danger. However, when last venturing over 1700 metres, DANOS LA PAZ clocked 1:50.3 and should be well behind WINTER IS COMING in the final straight. GENERAL MUBARAAK has always run well when dropped to 53kg and is given a grand chance to finally shed his maiden tag in the third. Eleven will face the starter in the 1300-metre event in which only TWILIGHT HEROINE can be considered a serious rival. When dropped to this weight on November 24, GENERAL MUBARAAK lost by just a head to SILVER CRASS over 1500 metres. He returned with 57kg on December 8 in a 1000-metre straight race but lost to BORN TO LIVE and a fast-finishing TWILIGHT HEROINE. The selection is better suited to this distance. He is expected to go into an early lead and should not be caught. Course specialist BULLET RAJ will give DaCosta another win in the fourth, a 1000-metre straight race for $180,000 claimers. This is the five year-old’s favourite distance. On June 23, BULLET RAJ defeated $180,000 claimers by four lengths and has been campaigning in $250,000 claiming with much success since. His superior pace will put him clear of the field from halfway, and he should cruise to an easy victory. DRAGLINE is the firm fancy for the sixth, Race Five of the Sunrise-Six, while well-bred newcomer WESTERN WHEELS is doing well on the exercise track and is poised to give Anthony Nunes his first win for the day. SUNRISE-SIX SELECTIONS 2. POKER STAR 3. WINTER IS COMING 4. GENERAL MUBARAAK 5. BULLET RAJ 6. DRAGLINE 7. WESTERN WHEELSlast_img read more

first_imgFourteen gracious young ladies will be vying for top 10 spots, and ultimately the crown, in the Miss World Guyana 2017 national pageant slated for June 25. The crowned queen will go on to represent Guyana at the Miss World competition to be staged in December in China.The 14 semi-finalists vying for the coveted title are Ashana Carrington, Nitifah Thompson, Alieca James, Sharda Pramdeo, Hemwantie Seodat, Ariell Ghanie, Nikesia Hussain, Thamesha Watson, Maria Fletcher, Vena Mookram, Manisha Mai-Lee Wong, Crystal Wills, Delisha Wright, and Joelly Valentine.On April 30, the semi-finalists will present their platform and project to the public at the first-ever Beauty with a Purpose Fair. Adding to this, the beauties will also kick start a national campaign dubbed “Self-Love GY” within the month of April, after which the top 10 finalists will be selected and will each be appointed to represent one of Guyana’s Administrative Regions. The Miss Guyana pageant serves as a platform to enable personal and professional growth of young women in addition to their promotion of beauty and talent. Participation in the events affords the young women the opportunity to raise awareness on issues and causes affecting their communities. However, every young woman vying for the Miss World Guyana title is expected to compete against herself in an effort to become her best self – a well-rounded youth leader and role model. Once selected, the top 10 finalists will undergo a series of personal development challenges including sport/fitness, multimedia, talent, modelling and the Beauty with a Purpose Project.At the end of each challenge, the finalists will be interviewed in order to further analyse the growth and strength of their communication skills.Preliminary scores from these challenge events will be added to the final round on coronation night.last_img read more

first_imgThe Suarez Brothers Circus out of Mexico; one of the most popular circuses in the world is expected to take Guyana by storm on September 28 at D’Urban Park, Georgetown. The entourage, comprising over 50 members, is expected to leave their audience breathless for three to five weeks.Known for their intriguing performances, the members are ready to showcase their talent to Guyanese. The last time the circus was in Guyana was 13 years ago for a short time. This time, there are here for a long period and it is an opportunity you cannot miss.From clowns to high rope riding, the kids will have a blast. The animals are well trained and are ready to perform for their fans. The first show kicks off on September 28.For the time the circus will be in town, there will be one show between Mondays to Fridays commencing at 19:30h. On Saturdays, there will be two shows – 17:00h and 19:30h and on Sundays, there will be three massive shows – 14:00h, 17:00h and 19:30h.Tickets will be sold based on preference. The bleachers tickets cost $1500 for children and $2300 for adults while tickets for the middle section will cost $2000 for children and $3500 for adults and the VIP section will cost $3500 for children and $4700 for adults.Tickets will be available on September 16 at D’Urban Park from 10:00h to 22:00h. The circus is expected to be what is seen on television. Be sure to pick up those tickets early.last_img read more