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418,079 tourists visited Iloilo City from Jan. to July

first_imgWestern Visayas attracted 2,518, 045domestic and foreign tourists from January to July./PN Tourism receipts in the seven-monthperiod reached P7.8 billion, DOT-6 further revealed. Bacolod City ranked third with 396,647tourist arrivals, followed by Negros Occidental (221,057), Capiz (95,616),Guimaras (68,636), Antique (34,728), and Iloilo province (34,650). “These should help enhance existingtourism products, services and destinations as well as develop new ones,” sheadded. Iloilo City was second to Aklan intourist arrivals. With Boracay Island as main draw, the province attracted1,103,334 visitors from January to July.center_img Regional Director Helen Catalbas saidthe figures should guide local government units where to anchor their tourism developmentplans. The Top 5 visiting nationalities werethe Americans (5,235), South Koreans (1,757), mainland Chinese (1,675),Canadians (899), and Australians (816). ILOILO City – From January to Julythis year 418,079 tourists – 400,640 domestic and 17,439 foreign – visited thiscity, partial data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 6 showed.last_img read more

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‘Pusher’ busted in Arevalo

first_imgRecovered from Gison were four sachetsof suspected illegal drugs and P3,000 marked money, the report added. Officers of the Iloilo City PoliceStation 1 staged the entrapment operation, which led to the arrest of Gisonaround 8:55 p.m. on Dec. 27. The 27-year-old Reynald Gison was nabbedin a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Sto. Domingo, Arevalo district, apolice report showed. The suspect was now detained andcharged./PN ILOILO City – He allegedly sold shabu. last_img

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Messi, Suarez hand Barcelona fitness boost

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Best Geek Movies Of All Time Quique Setien’s side head to the Balearic Islands on June 12, looking to extend their lead at the top of the table to five points over Real Madrid.Suarez is back in full training for the first time since mid January, after undergoing knee surgery.According to the front page of Sunday’s edition of Diario Sport, Messi will also travel, despite an injury scare last week.The Argentinian international trained alone at the Camp Nou this weekend, away from the rest of the first team squad, but Setien is confident he will have recovered in time.Read Also: Dutch legend confirms contact over Barcelona jobSamuel Umtiti and Ansu Fati have also returned following injuries in recent weeks, although the French defender is not likely to start for the league leaders.Fati will continue as an option for Setien, ahead of a busy end of season run in.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are both expected to be fit for Barcelona’s La Liga return at Real Mallorca next weekend.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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Suchocki wins first of season at Luxemburg

first_imgBy Greg AregoniLUXEMBURG, Wis. (Aug. 19) – Jamie Suchocki won his first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature of the season Friday at Luxemburg Speedway.Rick Dix started up front and took the top spot for the opening two laps. Suchocki ran from posi­tion six to the front by lap three. Suchocki ran right through the middle of the speedway while every­one else ran the top and bottom. The seas parted for Suchocki on his way to the front and the veteran was never tested.Dylan Heilmann followed Suchocki to the front but once they got there he was never able to make a run at the leader. Troy Muench started coming forward but a flat tire would diminish the point leader’s race win hopes and hand the point lead over to Shawn Havel.Suchocki maintained a six-to-eight car lead at all times on his way to victory lane. Heilmann fin­ished second. Brett Wenzel prevailed in the late-race battle for third over Kyle Frederick and Billy Lemieux in a race that never saw a caution flag.Shawn Kilgore came from row six and a mid-race triple threat to pick up his third IMCA Modified win of the season at Luxemburg.J.J. Anderson came out of a “B” feature, started 16th and led the last three circuits in winning his first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event since opening night.Regular season champions and Chase champions will be crowned Friday, Aug. 26. In case of a rainout, Championship Night would be Sept. 2.last_img read more

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Brickyard to be held without spectators

first_imgphoto from IMSIndianapolis, IN—The Brickyard 400 will be ran this year without spectators.  The event, scheduled for July 5th, as well as INDYCAR’s GMR Grand Prix, is a part of a 4th of July racing weekend at the Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayBut while the State of Indiana plans to enter Stage 5 of its “Back on Track Indiana” plan on July 4, opening sporting events to fans with social distancing, Marion County – home to IMS – moved to Stage 3 ten days after the rest of the state, and IMS cannot be confident that it will be ready to move to Stage 5 by the holiday weekend. This approach follows national trends for larger communities, and IMS must follow those guidelines and the leadership and judgment of the city and state officials during this challenging time.Customers with tickets to the impacted events will receive an email from the IMS ticket office with instructions for claiming tickets to our 2021 events, an account credit good for all future events at IMS, or a refund.last_img read more

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Nadal clinches 19th Grand Slam

first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Rafael Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam title after holding off Russian Daniil Medvedev’s exhilarating fightback in one of the greatest US Open finals. Spain’s Nadal, 33, won 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 against the fifth seed in New York. Nadal, seeded second, was cruising at two sets and a break up, only for Medvedev to force a decider. But Nadal stopped his momentum to clinch a thrilling win in four hours and 50 minutes – just four minutes shorter than the longest US Open final. Nadal’s victory moves him within one of Swiss rival Roger Federer’s all-time leading tally of men’s Grand Slam victories. “It has been one of the most emotional nights in my tennis career,” Nadal said. “It has been an amazing final. It has been a crazy match.” After taking his third match point, Nadal collapsed to the court in celebration, covering his face as contemplated another famous victory which epitomised all of his fighting spirit. Medvedev, 23, trudged around the net to warmly congratulate his opponent, who looked on the verge of tears as he hid behind his sweat-soaked vest while taking rapturous acclaim. “I just want to congratulate Rafa, a 19th Grand Slam title is something unbelievable, outrageous,” said Medvedev, who looked mesmerised as he watched a video montage of Nadal’s achievements. Those lucky enough to be watching among a near 24,000 capacity crowd were regularly left open-mouthed at what they witnessed, with the majority jumping to their feet and celebrating wildly after every point, helping create an electric atmosphere on a noisy Arthur Ashe Stadium. Medvedev had been booed by the crowd earlier in the tournament, yet heard his name loudly chanted by many as he threatened to complete an extraordinary comeback. Ultimately it was too late as he was unable to become the first man outside Nadal, Federer and Serbia’s world number one Novak Djokovic to claim one of the sport’s biggest prizes since Stan Wawrinka’s victory here in 2016. Nadal, Federer and Djokovic have won the past 12 Grand Slams after the Spaniard lifted the trophy in New York for a fourth time. Now Nadal has the chance to draw level with 38-year-old Federer, who was nine titles better off than his long-time rival in 2007, at the Australian Open in January. Despite Nadal, Federer and Djokovic being in their 30s, nobody has been able to break their stranglehold on the men’s game and Medvedev was the latest to fall short after a heroic effort. That has allowed the illustrious trio to pile on the Grand Slam victories over the past three years, livening up the race to be crowned the greatest of all time, which Federer once seemed certain to win. Nadal, who also won his 12th French Open title earlier this year, is now within one of Federer’s tally for the first time. The magnitude of his achievements – which were shown on the big screen inside Ashe – hit the emotional Spaniard, who broke into tears while he sat in his chair and watched them. That was a release of all the expendable emotional energy built up over the final two sets of a match which, against a less inspired opponent, he may have wrapped up much earlier. A couple of hours before, Nadal appeared to be heading to a dominant three-set win against Medvedev, who was the first Russian man to compete in a Grand Slam final since Marat Safin at the 2005 Australian Open. A physical contest, where both men jousted for supremacy as they tried to outlast each other in brutal rallies, seemed to be going to end in familiar fashion when Nadal broke for a 3-2 lead in the third set. From somewhere, Medvedev summoned the strength to not only survive but threaten to produce one of the most memorable comebacks ever seen. But Nadal’s intensity allowed him to eventually outlast the wiry Russian who, despite struggling with a quad injury during the tournament, continued to hang in even as the clock approached five hours. Nadal’s mental resilience saw him through in the end, despite Medvedev producing another fightback from a double break down at 5-2 in the decider. A fourth victory at Flushing Meadows seals another stellar year for Nadal, who reached three Grand Slam finals in the same year for the fourth time of his incredible career.Tags: 19th Grand SlamDaniil MedvedevRafael NadalUS Openlast_img read more

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Rodgers shows support for Coutinho

first_img One criticism which has been aimed at the diminutive midfielder previously is that he can sometimes be isolated because of the physicality in Premier League matches, but Rodgers rejected that. “I don’t think it’s a question now if he can cope,” said the manager. “He’s been here 18 months and you only need to measure him since he’s been in and look at the big games where he’s been absolutely brilliant. “He’s like any normal player – you’ll sometimes be 6/10, you won’t always be 9 or 10/10. “Whilst he isn’t at his best, the reliance isn’t solely on him. If we are to succeed, it’ll be about the whole team playing well. “If he’s not, there will be other players, he can have a rest and then he’ll go again. “There’s no doubting whether he has the pace, power or strength because he’s already shown in so many games he has all of those qualities.” There was mixed news on the injury front, with defender Martin Skrtel (knee) returning to training and full-back Glen Johnson (thigh) due to re-join the squad later in the week, although not early enough to be considered for Saturday’s trip to West Ham. England striker Daniel Sturridge (thigh) is pencilled in for a return next week, but midfielder Joe Allen (knee) is still at least a fortnight away while defender Jon Flanagan has been ruled out for some time. “Jon, unfortunately, has just had an operation that will probably have him out for a few months, which is disappointing,” Rodgers told liverpoolfc.com. The 22-year-old has started three of the Reds’ four league matches but last weekend’s defeat to Aston Villa was the first time he completed 90 minutes, while he was also taken off in their Champions League win over Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets. In Liverpool’s best performance so far – the 3-0 win at Tottenham – Coutinho was left on the bench throughout and the early part of the campaign has seen him fail to showcase the talent he has displayed intermittently since his arrival in January 2013. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has given his backing to misfiring midfielder Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian’s disappointing start to the season. However, Rodgers has no doubt about the Brazilian’s quality or ability. “He’s a brilliant young player, a fantastic young player,” he said. “I had planned to leave him out of the game against Aston Villa because he’d had a lot of travelling in the international week, and if we didn’t have so many injuries he would have been given a rest on the side and then played in the Champions League game. “We couldn’t afford to do that. We had to play him, but it was great for him and his experience getting back into the Brazilian squad. “I’ve got no qualms about him; he’s a big, big talent. He has lit up the Premier League since he came to the club. “He’s going to have some games where he won’t be at his best, but he always gives his best and that’s all I ever ask of the players. “The kid is a great boy who wants to do well. He’s very conscious that I have absolutely no doubts about him.” Coutinho has yet to produce at a consistently high level for a long period but has shown flashes of his undoubted potential. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Rupa Gurunath Set to be the New President of BCCI State Association

first_imgNew Delhi: The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) will hold its executive committee meeting on Sunday and former BCCI president N. Srinivasan’s daughter Rupa Gurunath is likely to become the first woman president of a BCCI state association.It is on high peak unlikely that Srinivasan’s daughter Rupa Gurunath will face any opposition with the last date for filing nomination being September 24.With Rupa Gurunath taking over the Control, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association will remain under control of the Srinivasan family, as it has been the case for the better part of the last two decades.The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the TNCA to hold elections to elect its office bearers. A bench comprising Justices S.A. Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao said that the election results will be subject to the final order.It had been alleged that the state cricket body and four other state cricket bodies had not complied with the BCCI Constitution in its entirety. At this observation of the court, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) objected that the Tamil Nadu cricket body did not comply with the BCCI constitution.Senior advocate P.S. Narasimha, who is assisting the apex court as Amicus Curiae contended that only four out of 38 cricket association had failed to adopt the new BCCI constitution. IANS Also Read: Team India Aim to Wrap T20I Series Against South AfricaAlso Watch:Cinema Lovers in Biswanath deprived of watching movies!last_img read more

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Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in low-scoring thriller

first_imgCARDIFF, Wales (Reuters) – Sri Lanka survived a woeful batting collapse to beat Afghanistan by 34 runs in a rain-shortened World Cup thriller yesterday.The 1996 World Cup champions limped to 201 all out in the 37th over as Afghanistan grabbed nine wickets for 57 runs to give themselves a chance of pulling off a shock win.Afghanistan needed a rain-revised target of just 187 from 41 overs but they failed to gain any momentum in their run chase and completely lost their way after opener Mohammad Shahzad’s dismissal in the fifth over led them to losing five wickets for just 23 runs.After Afghanistan were reduced to 57-5, a partnership of 64 by Najibullah Zadran and captain Gulbadin Naib gave them hope.But fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep grabbed two quick wickets before Najibullah was run-out by Dimuth Karunaratne for 43.That set up a tense finale as the last two batsmen needed to score another 42 runs to hand Afghanistan their first World Cup win against a Test-playing nation.But Sri Lanka made sure that victory did not come at their expense as Lasith Malinga bowled Hamid Hassan with a yorker four balls later.Pradeep was the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers as he claimed a career-best four wickets for 31 runs as Afghanistan were bowled out for 152 in the 33rd over.Sri Lanka’s batsmen had also lost their way as they fell from 144-1 to 201 all out.Mohammad Nabi sparked the collapse when he grabbed three wickets in the space of five deliveries by producing a brilliant spell of spin bowling in the 22nd over. He finished with four wickets for 30 runs.Sri Lanka slid steadily to 182-8 before play was paused due to rain.Some big hits by the tail-enders carried Sri Lanka over the 200-run mark after play resumed. Wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera top-scored with 78 runs off 81 balls, including eight boundaries.But he ran out of partners at the other end and holed out in desperation.The win over Afghanistan handed Sri Lanka their first win of the tournament after they were beaten by South Africa in their opener. Afghanistan are rooted at the bottom of the 10-team standings having lost both of their matches.SRI LANKA innings (41 overs maximum)F. Karunaratne (c) c Najibullah Zadran b Mohammad Nabi 30M. Perera c Mohammad Shahzad b Rashid Khan78H. Thirimanne b Mohammad Nabi 25B. Mendis c Rahmat Shah b Mohammad Nabi 2A. Mathews c Rahmat Shah b Mohammad Nabi 0D. de Silva c †Mohammad Shahzad b Hamid Hassan 0N. Perera run-out (Hashmatullah Shahidi/Mohammad Shahzad) 2I. Udana b Dawlat Zadran 10R. Lakmal not out 15L. Malinga b Dawlat Zadran 4N Pradeep b Rashid Khan 0Extras: (lb-10, nb-3, w-22) 35Total: (all out, 36.5 overs) 201Bowling: Dawlat Zadran 6-34-2, Hamid Hassan 7-53-1, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 3-19-0, Mohammad Nabi 9-30-4, Gulbadin Naib 4-38-0, Rashid Khan 7.5-17-2.AFGHANISTAN innings (target: 187 runs from 41 overs)Mohammad Shahzad c Karunaratne b Malinga 7Hazratullah Zazai c Perera b Pradeep 30Rahmat Shah c Mathews b Udana 2Hashmatullah Shahidi c Perera b Pradeep 4Mohammad Nabi b Perera 11Gulbadin Naib (c) lbw b Pradeep 23Najibullah Zadran run-out (Karunaratne) 43Rashid Khan b Pradeep 2Dawlat Zadran b Malinga 6Hamid Hassan b Malinga 6Mujeeb Ur Rahman not out 1Extras: (b-1, nb-1, w-15) 17Total: (all out, 32.4 overs) 152Bowling: Malinga 6.4-39-3, Lakmal 6-27-0, Udan 6-28-1, Pradeep 9-31-4, Perera 4-19-1, de Silva 1-7-0.last_img read more

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10 positive COVID-19 results from German football league

first_img(BBC) – CLUBS in the top two German divisions have returned 10 positive results from 1,724 coronavirus tests, says the German football league.Clubs have been training in groups, with the tests taken before a planned return to training as teams.Measures including “the isolation of the affected person” have been taken, said the DFL.Top-flight side Cologne have had no further Covid-19 infections after three people tested positive last week.The trio are “symptom-free” but remain in quarantine for 14 days, said the club.The Bundesliga is set to become the first major football league in Europe to return to competition.Officials suggested resuming on 9 May but the government delayed the decision and a restart may now be on 16 or 23 May.Cologne said in a statement that “only players who have been tested negatively twice in succession are allowed to train and play”.The DFL added: “A second wave of tests will be carried out this week – here too there may be isolated positive test results, especially since one of the tasks of this second round is to reduce the likelihood of ‘false negative’ findings that can never be completely ruled out.”Last week, chancellor Angela Merkel said that any decision on if and when sports activities could resume would be taken on Wednesday, 6 May.The league has been suspended since mid-March because of the global coronavirus pandemic.The DFL has warned that many top-division teams will be in an “existence-threatening” financial position if play does not resume by June.last_img read more

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