PH’s kiteboarding star Tio eyes gold in first Olympic stint

first_img“I’m pretty excited because it’s a really big thing. Not everyone can have the opportunity,” said Tio on Tuesday during a sit-down interview with select media at Fairway Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.READ: PH kiteboarding ace Tio clinches lone Youth Olympic Games berthFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The target is to get that gold, to win,” said Tio.Tio, who has a very laid back demeanor, isn’t unfazed despite facing a tall order to win it all. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Beach winds, challenges fuel dreams of Boracay kiteboarder He also believes a kitesurfing is one sport where Filipinos can definitely excel in.“Yeah. We’ve got lots of beaches, we’ve got lots of good wind so a lot of people here can do it.Tio, who turns 17 on Wednesday, flies back to Boracay Tuesday night. He is scheduled to be in Norway next month for an event which he also intends to use as part of his buildup for the YOG.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback PH’s kiteboarding ace Christian Tio.Filipino-Norwegian kiteboarding ace Christian Tio isn’t settling for less when he competes against the world’s best in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in October in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Tio, the only representative in the Asia and Oceanic regions in the YOG, has his sights set on the gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery ONE: Catalan not after revenge against brother’s conqueror Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “I don’t really feel any pressure. I just feel happy to be representing my country,” he said.READ: PH bet Tio, Swedish star Kappel top kiteboard Boracay leg “It will be tough. I don’t really know the level but there are really a lot of tough competitors out there so I’ll train really hard to get that gold.”The frizzle-haired Tio, who hails from Boracay Island where he was taught by his mother to kite at 7 years old before participating in his first kitesurfing competition against adults at 10, thinks living in a tropical country will be his edge heading into his stiffest challenge yet.“It’s kind of an advantage that we have a lot of places to kite,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Bikeborne suicide bombers to strike during elections in Kashmir warns Intel

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:49Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:47?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close The February 14 terror strike in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir has ratcheted up tensions between India and Pakistan leading to tit-for-tat air raids across the line of control (LoC) in Kashmir.Intelligence agencies have reportedly asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration and security forces to remain on high alert after it received credible inputs of a probable Pulwama-like suicide attack in the Kashmir valley. The agencies have warned that motorbike-borne suicide bombers might target polling booths as well as election rallies during the Lok Sabha 2019 elections.Sources said that the intelligence radar is already on a high alert after the Pulwama attack on Lethpora, Srinagar- Jammu Highway, in which a suicide bombing killed 40 CRPF troopers and led to an increase in the hostilities between the neighbouring countries of India and Pakistan.But the suicide bombers or Fidayeen could now wield a motorbike and strike a polling station or the campaigns of the political leaders. “Beware of the suicide attackers riding a motorcycle with explosive-filled bags fitted on the bike,” the agencies cautioned the local police. As per the intelligence inputs, the two-wheeler could prove to be more manoeuvrable and easy to hit any target.The possibility of strikes could be particularly high in North Kashmir, which is yet to go to polls where the Jaish–e -Mohammad militants are holed up, the reports suggested. This is also indicative of the fact that the militants who have faced massive damage at the hands of security forces in South Kashmir over the last few years may be gradually making North Kashmir their turf.The security forces had earlier claimed of recovering huge stocks of arms and ammunitions post-February 14 Pulwama attack that was believed to be of Chinese making. The stock of weaponry retrieved included 70 Chinese made hand grenades, pistols, armour-piercing incendiary shells, and tracer rounds of Chinese origin.Sources say that Pakistan is trying to evade the blame which is generally put on it after the terrorist attacks on Indian soil by trying to smuggle in China made ammunition across the Line of Control.China has been an all-weather friend of Pakistan and has supported the defence programmes as well as supplied machinery to the latter. Recently during aerial combat between India and Pakistan, it was believed that Pakistan used Chinese fighter planes to monitor air space close to India. India’s relations with China have gone sour after the latter has repeatedly blocked its request to declare the Jaish Chief, Maulana  Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the United Nations.center_img J&K IED blast: 18 CRPF personnel killed in Pulwama; JeM claims responsibilitylast_img read more

Oikya Front decision on polls participation today

first_imgDr Kamal Hossain. File PhotoKamal Hossain led-Jatiya Oikya Front will unveil its decision on joining or boycotting the 11th parliamentary elections on Sunday, reports UNB.Kamal Hossain will announce the decision at a press conference at the National Press Club at 1:00pm, said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.Talking to reporters at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office after a meeting of the Oikya Front, he said, “BNP standing committee and 20-party leaders had meetings before the Jatiya Oikya Front’s one to decide about election participation. After a long discussion, we’ve taken a decision that Jatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain will inform the nation about our decision through a press conference.”Earlier, the BNP standing committee members followed by 20-party leaders held the meeting at the same venue.After the meeting of the 20-party alliance, LDP president Oli Ahmed said their alliance will come up with its final decision on joining the 11th parliamentary elections within a day or two.”We discussed the election issue and the country’s overall situation. We didn’t take the final decision yet whether we’ll participate in the election or boycott it. Our alliance’s main partner BNP will make the decision public after discussion with Jatiya Oikya Front within a day or two,” he added.Oil said their alliance is now giving its main focus on the release of their leader Khaleda Zia. “She’ll have to be freed to ensure an election atmosphere.”Accusing the government of arresting the leaders and activists of the 20-party alliance, he said a level-playing field is yet to be created.Replying to a question, Oli said the registered political parties under the 20-party will write letters to the Election Commission on Sunday informing it that they may contest the polls either with their own election symbols or with BNP’s election symbol if they decide to participate in the election.He, however, said his party, LDP, will contest the election with its own symbol if they finally join it.Top leaders of the 20-party alliance joined the hour-long meeting that began around 6:15pm.Earlier, BNP standing committee members held a meeting there and discussed the election issues.After the meeting with the 20-party, top leaders of the Jatiya Oikya Front also sat in the meeting with the BNP senior leaders.However, Oikya Front chief Kamal Hossain could not join the meeting due to his illness.On Thursday evening, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda in a televised address to the nation announced the schedule for the next general election.As per the schedule, the 11th parliamentary elections will be held on 23 December (Sunday) while the last date for submitting nomination papers is 19 November, the date for scrutinising nomination papers is 22 November and the last date for the withdrawal of nomination papers is 29 November.last_img read more

Roadworks on the M6 A500 and A50 this week

first_imgRoadworks on the M6, A500 and A50 Roadworks in the Staffordshire Moorlands Roadworks in Stoke-on-Trent Roadworks in South Cheshire A50 closed all weekend Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThere are roadworks taking place on the M6, A500 and A50 in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire in the coming week. Motorists hitting the Highways England operated roads of the area on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them. Before then the roadworks likely to cause most disruption are likely to be the closure of the M6 between junction 14 and 15 for up to 24 hours while a bridge is torn down over the weekend (Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23). This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. If you only want information about roadworks in a different area of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, visit the links below, otherwise scroll down for the roadworks most likely to disrupt your journey in South Cheshire in the coming week All information from Highways England, local authorities and utility companies. Read MoreRoadworks from October 1 until October 4center_img Roadworks in Newcastle Borough North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Roadworks in Stafford Borough/Uttoxeter M6: The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J19: From 22:00 on 1 October 2018 to 06:00 on 2 October 2018. Two lanes closed The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J17: From 22:00 on 1 October 2018 to 06:00 on 2 October 2018 , From 23:30 on 2 October 2018 to 06:00 on 3 October 2018 and between 22:00 and 06:00 from 3 October 2018 to 6 October 2018. Two lanes closed each time. The M6 northbound between junctions J16 and J17: From 22:00 on 1 October 2018 to 06:00 on 2 October 2018 , F rom 23:30 on 2 October 2018 to 06:00 on 3 October 2018 and everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 3 October 2018 to 6 October 2018. Three lanes closed each time. The M6 southbound between junctions J16 and J15: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 October 2018 to 6 October 2018. Three lanes closed The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J14: From 22:00 on 6 October 2018 to 08:00 on 7 October 2018. Three lanes closed The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J13: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 October 2018 to 6 October 2018. One lane closed The M6 northbound between junctions J14 and J15: From 22:00 on 6 October 2018 to 08:00 on 7 October 2018. Three lanes closed The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J14: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 October 2018 to 6 October 2018. One lane closed A500: The A500 northbound exit slip to the A34: From 21:00 on 4 October 2018 to 06:00 on 5 October 2018. Two lanes closed The A500 northbound exit slip to the A527 North: From 21:00 on 1 October 2018 to 05:00 on 2 October 2018. Two lanes closed The A500 northbound entry slip from the A527 South: The A500 northbound entry slip from the A527 South. From 21:00 on 1 October 2018 to 05:00 on 2 October 2018 A50: The A50 eastbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the junction with the A522: From 20:00 on 28 September 2018 to 05:30 on 1 October 2018 and From 20:00 on 5 October 2018 to 05:30 on 8 October 2018. Two lanes closed The A50 eastbound exit slip to the A522: Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 1 October 2018 to 5 October 2018. One lane closed The A50 eastbound entry slip from the A522: Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 1 October 2018 to 5 October 2018. One lane closed The A50 eastbound between the A522 and the junction with the A518: From 20:00 on 5 October 2018 to 05:30 on 8 October 2018. One lane closed. The A50 westbound entry slip from the A522: From 20:00 on 5 October 2018 to 05:30 on 8 October 2018. One lane closed. The A50 westbound between the A518 and the junction with the A521 Blythe Bridge East: From 20:00 on 28 September 2018 to 05:30 on 1 October 2018 and From 20:00 on 5 October 2018 to 05:30 on 8 October 2018last_img read more