North’s anthem played for South Korea at U19 football tournament

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ryan Jakiri first PH bet to compete in ONE Super Series But instead of Seoul’s hymn-like anthem “Aegukga”, North Korea’s national tune blared out, leaving them stony-faced and silent.The South’s coaching staff told officials of the mistake, and while the correct song was then played, they protested after the game on Monday evening.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSeoul’s football authorities said Tuesday they will file a formal complaint with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).“This is the first time that the North Korean anthem was played instead of Aegukga at any official international match for any level of the national football team,” the Korea Football Association said in a statement. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel02:14Carpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ South Korean footballers were left dumbfounded at an international tournament in Indonesia when organizers played the North’s anthem instead.Ahead of an AFC under-19 Championship qualifier against Jordan at the Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium on the outskirts of Jakarta, the South’s team lined up with their hands on their hearts.ADVERTISEMENT North and South Korea formed unified teams for some events at the Asian Games two months ago, also hosted by Indonesia, and reached the women’s basketball final.But the democratic South remains technically at war with the communist North after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice instead of a peace treaty.It is not the first time sports organizers have been stumped by Korean politics.At the 2012 Olympics, North Korea’s women footballers walked off the pitch ahead of a group match in Glasgow when they were introduced next to images of the South Korean flag.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The tournament’s local organizing committee blamed the error on the audio operator in charge of playing the anthem.“During the rehearsal, the South Korean anthem was played. But somehow the operator later picked the wrong song file,” Gatot Widagdo, media coordinator for the AFF U-19 Youth Championship, told AFP Tuesday.“The operator has (since) been replaced and we have apologized to South Korea verbally and in writing.”But he added that “somebody from the AFC should have monitored or guarded the control room”.The mistake comes as a rapid diplomatic thaw takes hold on the peninsula, led by South Korea’s dovish President Moon Jae-in who has met with the North’s Kim Jong Un three times this year.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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AFC Cup: Maranon hattrick propels Ceres to 2nd win

first_imgView comments Playing on enemy ground, the Busmen also needed a stellar performance from goalkeeper Roland Muller, who produced a string of impressive saves to keep the Philippine champions ahead in the second half. The win increases Ceres’ tally to six points from two matches, ahead of Persija Jakarta of Indonesia, which has four points after a similar 3-1 win over Shan United of Myanmar early Tuesday. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOnly the top team in the group is guaranteed to make the knockout phase of Asia’s second-tier club football competition. The Busmen got the better chances early on with OJ Porteria, fresh off a brace against Shan United two weeks ago, finding Maranon unmarked in the area. The Spanish striker, however, could only head the ball straight at Bui Tan Truong. Moments later, Stephan Schrock’s cross field ball was collected by Porteria, but Truong was alert to the danger once again. Ceres took the lead in bizarre fashion in the 26th minute. With Ceres still protesting an offside call, Truong dropped the ball to the ground only for Maranon to nick it past him and fire into an empty net. The home side came alive late in the first half with To Van Vu nearly equalising in the 41st minute when he lashed a shot wide from the edge of the area. Truong had one more save to make against the ever dangerous Maranon, who couldn’t find the back of the net from a tight angle. Showing some urgency, Becamex piled up the pressure in the second half but Maranon once again nearly had his way against the Vietnamese defense when he shot straight at Truong in the 53rd minute. ADVERTISEMENT Muller was called into action in the 65th minute, denying Brazilian striker Wander Luiz from close range. Nguyen Anh Duc also tested Muller from distance in the 69th minute. Becamex got its equalizer four minutes later when Luiz produced an acrobatic finish from close range after the Busmen failed to clear their lines. Ceres’ response however proved impressive a minute later as Schrock’s cross was flicked by substitute Maher Karic to the path of Maranon, who bundled the ball home from close range. The Spanish striker made it 3-1 in the 78th minute, getting on the end of Porteria’s deflected cutback to secure maximum points for Ceres.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Colombia’s female football players fight for level field Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Bienvenido Maranon. Photo from AFC Cup TwitterTHU DAU MOT – Spanish striker Bienvenido Maranon bagged a hattrick as Philippine champion Ceres Negros subdued Vietnamese side Becamex Binh Duong, 3-1, to regain top spot in Group G of the AFC Cup. Maranon struck in the first half, before firing two quickfire goals late in the second half as the Busmen showed grit and character to survive a huge scare for their second straight victory at Gu Dau Stadium. ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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“Re-Membering The Brink – Oil and a Whole Lotta Gas” opens on May 26…

first_imgAs it celebrates its 70th anniversary, the Theatre Guild – the oldest theatre in the English-speaking Caribbean – will be reopening its doors on May 26 with the grand premiere of its brand new production “Remembering The Brink: Oil and a Whole Lotta Gas” after a small hiatus for restructuring and refurbishing.Malcolm Defreitas as Minister Long Beard from the Ministry of DreamsThe production will, for the first time, see the arts grapple with the big questions provoked by the new oil and gas industry in Guyana, such as what might this mean for ordinary Guyanese? What changes are we likely to see? What might Guyanese do to make the best of these opportunities and, of course, what to do with the money.Though it tackles big questions, the production still manages to be hilarious. It is styled as a comedy revue based on the Guild’s historical productions of “The Brink”, which it produced in the early 1960s prior to Guyana’s independence in 1966. “The Brink” was the Guild’s bestselling satirical review which saw its last production in the 1970s. “The Brink” is the grandfather to the Theatre Company’s highly successful series “The Link Show” and which later spawned other rib-ticklers such as “Nothing to Laugh About”.The Theatre Guild’s production acknowledges the historic origins of its own Brink with this new production by invoking the memory and intent of it – “Re-Membering the Brink”. The producers even incorporate some old material from 1964 and 1967 in this new show. However, “Re-membering the Brink – Oil and a Whole Lotta Gas” seeks to innovate around the old idea of satire and to move towards what may be very timely and urgently necessary in Guyana: the unpacking of the complex arena of oil and gas for the populace. It may be seen as complementing but not focusing on issues which have already been in the public domain for some time. Rather its focus is on simplifying, edifying, and reflecting the present and future of Guyana not only in terms of oil but other topical issues – hence “a whole lotta gas”. The production focuses on what we can learn through fun and laughter.“Oil and a Whole Lotta Gas” is set as the Brink shows of old, in a fictitious country named “Oiligamey”. The show was created by the Theatre Guild’s Workshop- an ensemble of 39 old and new Guild members in response to numerous calls for a popular response to the issues at hand. Thirteen rollicking comedy sketches are interspersed with music and dance pieces.Theatre-goers will be delighted to see some of their older favourites such as Godfrey Naughton, Simeon Dowding, Sharon Taylor, Colleen Humphrey and Malcolm Defreitas, alongside new stars like Clinton Duncan, Mosa Telford, Keon Heywood, Jennifer Kendall, Kanini Fyffe, Frederick Minty, Kim Fernandes, Sherwin Adams, and Kelton Jennings. The cast also features a number of new exciting talents such as Jairo Rodrigues, Natasha Azeez, Shivina DeMendonca, Garrian Yannick Moses, and Ronaldo Thomas. The set and costumes are by award-winning designer Neilson Nurse.“Re-membering The Brink: Oil and a Whole Lotta Gas” opens at the newly-refurbished Theatre Guild playhouse on May 26 with a premiere performance, and runs through May 29 from 20:00h each day. There will be two free matinee performances for children on May 30 and 31 underwritten by local oil company CGX Energy. Tickets are available at the Theatre Guild, Parade Street, Kingston; E-Networks (Camp St and Giftland) and from members of the production.last_img read more

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Bush administration vows to beef up FDA’s funding

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBut, last week, scientific experts inside and outside the FDA concluded that the agency can no longer fulfill its mission without a substantial increase in its budget. In light of the report, members of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee wanted to know how the administration would be able to improve food safety. Leavitt responded that the group studying food safety told the president it would not be possible to make the improvements needed with existing funding. WASHINGTON – President Bush’s 2009 budget will include additional money to help safeguard the nation’s food supply, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt told skeptical lawmakers Tuesday. Leavitt, however, did not say how much more money the Food and Drug Administration would get for its food safety efforts. The agency currently has a budget of about $2billion. In the past 18 months, there have been a series of food-borne illnesses that have led to questions about the safety of the nation’s food supply. For example, spinach was contaminated with a deadly strain of E. coli, peanut butter was found to contain salmonella and canned chili contained the bacteria that causes botulism. Bush appointed representatives of a dozen federal agencies to develop a comprehensive plan to improve food safety, but in his executive order, he said the improvements would have to be made with existing resources. When the plan was issued last month, it stated that resources would be directed to the areas of greatest risk. last_img read more

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MAJOR POWER OUTAGE PLUNGES PARTS OF LETTERKENNY INTO DARKNESS

first_imgA major power outage has plunged many parts of Letterkenny and the surrounding areas into darkness.A number of buildings on the town’s Main Street including the local courthouse have been left without lighting.It is understood the ESB are working to rectify the situation. A faulty transformer is understood to be the cause of the outage.A spokesman for the ESB has said that a major fault in the Gortleee/Letetrkenny and Manorcunningham areas has led to the disruption.No details of when the power will return have been released.A number of  businesses have been unable to operate since the outages. MAJOR POWER OUTAGE PLUNGES PARTS OF LETTERKENNY INTO DARKNESS was last modified: October 6th, 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)last_img read more

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Arsenal legend names seven Tottenham stars in his north London derby XI

first_img 3 Ahead of the eagerly anticipated clash, former Tottenham striker Alan Brazil asked co-host Parlour to name his combined north London derby XI on Friday’s Sports Breakfast show.Now, even the most ardent Arsenal fans would admit that Spurs have eclipsed the Gunners in recent years, finishing above them in the Premier League table for the past two seasons.But not even we expected Parlour to pick SEVEN Tottenham players in his line-up, while also leaving out one of Arsenal’s biggest stars… 3 3 We’ve got 8 matches on @talkSPORT & @talkSPORT2 this weekend 🙌Here’s how to listen:📻 DAB Digital Radio💻 Laptop or tablet: https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD📲 The app: https://t.co/z3wuJfatGR pic.twitter.com/WczLagM0LF— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 30, 2018 That’s right, seven Tottenham players and no Mesut Ozil – do you agree with the former midfielder’s choices? Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has risked the wrath of his own fans after being asked to name his best Gunners and Tottenham combined XI ahead of this weekend’s north London derby.talkSPORT will bring you LIVE and EXCLUSIVE radio commentary of the Emirates Stadium clash on Sunday. LISTEN LIVE: Tune into talkSPORT on Sunday for EXCLUSIVE radio commentary of Arsenal v Tottenham Arsenal and Tottenham’s last meeting ended in a 1-0 victory to Spurs at Wembley last_img read more

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Football Opens 2017 Season Against South Dakota on Saturday

first_img South Dakota Game Notes DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University football team opens the 2017 season against South Dakota Saturday at 6 p.m. at Drake Stadium.Saturday’s contest is the 19th all-time meeting between Drake and South Dakota. The Coyotes are making their first trip to Des Moines since 1971, which was the last time the Bulldogs defeated USD, 49-7.Fourth-year head coach Rick Fox and his Bulldogs were picked to finish fourth in the Pioneer Football League Coaches Preseason Poll, as they return nine all-PFL performers and 18 student-athletes that started at least one contest in 2016. Fox welcomes back a strong core group, cemented by the team’s four captains, fifth-year seniors Tanner Evans (DL), Ryan Lemke (OL) and Payson Wick (OL) and senior Nathan Clayberg (OL). Quarterback Grant Kraemer will settle behind an experienced offensive line after a 23-touchdown campaign that was third among PFL quarterbacks last fall. His 23 touchdowns were the most thrown by a Bulldog since 2011 by Mike Piatkowski. Drake’s defense is highlighted by preseason all-PFL selection Mack Marrin. Marrin battled through injury most of last season and recorded 17 tackles including 11 solo and 0.5 for a loss to earn all-PFL honors. He will look to get back to his 2015 form when he posted a league-best 8.5 sacks among 12.5 tackles for a loss and earned first-team all-PFL honors.South Dakota begins year two under head coach Bob Nielson and returns eight offensive and five defensive starters. Senior quarterback Chris Streveler, who earned all-MVFC honors and Valley Newcomer of the Year after accounting for 31 of 41 South Dakota touchdowns last season, will lead the 2017 Coyotes. He not only threw for nearly 2,000 yards but was a major threat on the ground, as Streveler ranked fourth in rushing in the MVFC with an average of 82.3 rushing yards per game.  Defensively, USD returns team captain middle linebacker John Wessel, who missed last season due to injury. Wessel was sorely missed as the Coyotes gave up 250 yards on the ground per game.Print Friendly Version Story Linkscenter_img Drake Game Notes last_img read more

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UFC STAR JOSEPH DUFFY WILL FIGHT ‘BATMAN’ IN GLASGOW CITY

first_imgDonegal MMA star Joseph Duffy will make his second UFC appearance at ‘UFC Fight Night 72’ in Glasgow on July 18th. Duffy made a sensational start to life in the UFC with a first-round KO against Jake Lindsey in Dallas back in March. His next opponent Ivan ‘Batman’ Jorge has an impressive record and the Brazilian fighter will represent a tough challenge for Duffy.Jorge is an experienced MMA fighter and has won 26 of his 30 fights with thirteen of those victories coming by way of submissions.The opportunity for Duffy to fight so close to home is no doubt a massive boost for him.Glasgow has a massive Donegal diaspora living in the city and Duffy is sure to command a huge support for the fight. Hundreds are expected to travel over to Scotland from Donegal Airport who fly five times a week to Glasgow from Carrickfinn.Duffy’s latest fight in Glasgow is a lot more accessible for Donegal fight fans than Dallas so he should draw a huge support.It should be an electric night in Glasgow as Duffy looks to maintain and expand his ever growing reputation in the UFC.UFC STAR JOSEPH DUFFY WILL FIGHT ‘BATMAN’ IN GLASGOW CITY was last modified: May 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GlasgowIvan ‘Batman’ JorgeJoseph DuffyJulynewsSportUFClast_img read more

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Perkins leads NLEX-SCTEX team in Merlion Cup

first_imgView comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters PBA draft entrant Jason Perkins headlines the roster as he will be backstopped by veterans Pamboy Raymundo and Oping Sumalinog in the seven-team tournament set from September 20 to 24 at OCBC Arena in Singapore.Road Warriors assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa will call the shots for the Philippine team in the invitational.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 openingAlso joining NLEX-SCTEX are Cignal’s Jaypee Belencion, Byron Villarias, Alfred Batino, Andreas Cahilig, and Harold Arboleda, as well as former SCTEX players AJ Vitug and Mark Pangilinan from the defunct PCBL.Beefing up the roster will be Maurice Shaw, a 32-year-old big man who is currently suiting up in the Thailand Basketball Super League. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img “These players are part of the NLEX-SCTEX family that will be ready when called up. We are proud to represent the country and the company,” NLEX-SCTEX team manager Borgie Hermida said. NLEX-SCTEX will face stiff competition in the tournament as it will take on 2016 champion Shanghai Sharks of China, hosts Singapore Slingers, Satria Muda Pertamina of Indonesia, Yulon Luxgen Dinos of Taiwan, Jeonju KCC Egis of the Korean Basketball League, and Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League.Last year, star guard Jimmer Fredette towed the Sharks to the title as they beat the Kiefer Ravela-led Mighty Sports-Philippines in the Finals.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter winning back-to-back titles in the recently-concluded 2017 PBA D-League season, the core of the Cignal HD looks to make one more run for the crown.Playing under the banner of NLEX-SCTEX, the Hawkeyes will represent the Philippines in the 2017 Merlion Cup in Singapore later this month.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Gilas, Blatche’s China club set for collision course in Fiba Asia Champions Cup Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

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