Dormitorio shoots for cycling twin-kill

Dormitorio shoots for cycling twin-kill.....»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardMay 15th, 2019

Guaran scores twin-kill in PPS Suarez tilt

Therese Gauran lived up to the hype, coming away with victories in lopsided fashion to emerge the lone “double” winner in the PPS-PEPP Fr. F. Suarez Cup national age group tennis tournament at the Villa Aurora Tennis Club in Cebu City recently......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2020

Muntinlupa Club scores twin-kill in Tanduay volleyball

The Muntinlupa Volleyball Club proved that its dominance of the beach volleyball scene in July was no fluke when it repeated its title conquest in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions of the Philippine Volleyball Federation-Tanduay Athletics U18 Beach Volleyball Championships at the indoor/outdoor sandcourts of the Tanduay Athletics Volleyball Center (formerly Cantada Sports Center) recently in Taguig City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 24th, 2019

Seven gold-medal haul on day 6 steadies Team PH on top of SEA Games

The Philippines continued its dominance on Day 6 of the 30th Southeast Asian Games and remained firmly entrenched at the top, thanks to an unheralded marathoner, an Asian Games golf champ, a Fil-Japanese in judo, a twin-kill from the debuting obstacle racing course event and a former contestant from the ABS-CBN’s The Voice Teens Philippines in modern pentathlon......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 6th, 2019

SEA Games: Gilas shoots for twin golds in 3x3 basketball

3x3 basketball in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games conclude Monday at the San Juan Arena. The Philippines will shoot for twin gold medals in both men’s and women’s divisions. Gilas Pilipinas women are a perfect 3-0 after Sunday’s action with wins against Myanmar, Malaysia, and Indonesia. To end preliminary play, the Filipinas will take on Vietnam and Thailand in the morning. Meanwhile, Gilas Pilipinas is 4-0 in men’s play, taking down Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand. The national team will wrap up pool play against Malaysia and Cambodia. The medal rounds will then be played in the afternoon.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

NLEX, SMB showcase stuffs in Dubai

Hot-shooting NLEX gets an acid test as it guns for the solo lead against grand slam-seeking San Miguel in the PBA’s Dubai showcase while defending Governors’ Cup champion Magnolia shoots for back-to-back to highlight the Friday twin-bill over at the MOA Arena......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2019

UAAP 82: Mike and Matt bring back the Nieto twin kill vs La Salle

Mike and Matt Nieto were at the forefront of the attack as Ateneo de Manila University re-asserted its mastery over archrival De La Salle University in the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament. Mike had 18 points, five rebounds, and four assists to his name while Matt had 15 markers and three boards under his belt in the Blue Eagles' 81-69 decision against the Green Archers. "To be honest, bilang na rin kasi Ateneo-La Salle games namin e so what a way to start our series this season with a big win," the former said. This was the first time in a long time that the twins simultaneously had good games. And of course, that was nothing but a welcome development. "Na-miss namin yun. Nung Jrs. nga kasi, palaging sabay good games namin e," Mike said. In their last two years in high school, the twins were the Blue Eaglets' 1-2 punch that knocked out not just La Salle, but many more opponents. In their four seasons in the Srs., however, there haven't been those many games wherein they made an impact together - more often than not, it was one or the other. In combining for 23 points in just the first half in this one, though, Mike and Matt looked like they were running it all the way back to high school. "This is super special. We've been playing together since we were six and playing in a big game like Ateneo-La Salle, it's really special to have your twin brother beside you, playing his career game," the latter said. He then continued, "Ang sarap ng feeling kasi parang nag-flashback kami - pagtingin ko si court, nakita ko kami pareho ni Mike, may outstanding game." With 12 games, at the minimum, left in their collegiate careers, the Nietos are only hoping to bring back even more twin kills. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2019

PBA: Nambatac shoots way to PoW citation

Rey Nambatac is fast becoming one of Rain or Shine’s reliable players this season as he continues to step up for the team in the mid-season PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The wily guard was big for the Elasto Painters in their back-to-back victories over Barangay Ginebra and Phoenix, allowing the team to recover from a slow start and even its record at 2-2. Nambatac had a career-game of 30 points including 7-of-11 from three-point range in Rain or Shine’s 104-81 blowout of the Kings, and then followed up his heroics by coming through in the clutch as the Elasto Painters rallied back to upstage the Fuel Masters, 89-82. The 25-year-old former Letran standout averaged 20.5 points in his team’s last two games, earning for him a first ever PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week honor from June 3-9. Nambatac, picked seventh overall by the Elasto Painters in the 2017 draft, beat out eight other candidates for the weekly citation handed out by the men and women covering the PBA beat. Others who vied for the honor included Nambatac’s teammate Javee Mocon, Chris Banchero and Jeron Teng of Alaska, the TnT Katropa trio of Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario, and Roger Pogoy, NorthPort’s Robert Bolick, and Blackwater rookie Bobby Ray Parks. After their twin victories, the Elasto Painters won’t return to action until June 19 when they clash with co-league leader NorthPort at the Mall of Asia Arena......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

Bandolis, Villanueva eye twin kill

Bandolis, Villanueva eye twin kill.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

Twin Taliban blasts near Afghan parliament kill 30

Twin Taliban blasts near Afghan parliament kill 30.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

So scores twin-kill

GRANDMASTER Wesley So, playing the white pieces, removed a threatening passed pawn on the 35th move and forced a draw with French GM Maxime Vachier Lagrave Sunday to formally claim the 2016 London Chess Classic title.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 19th, 2016

Day of mourning declared in Turkey after twin blasts kill 29

ISTANBUL — Turkey has declared a national day of mourning after twin blasts in Istanbul killed 29 people and wounded 166 others near a soccer stadium......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2016

Twin Istanbul bombings kill 29 after football game

Twin Istanbul bombings kill 29 after football game.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2016

Foton shoots for the PSL kill

Foton shoots for the PSL kill.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

National U jrs. reign

National University completed another twin-kill by upending University of Santo Tomas in the girls and boys finals of the UAAP high school volleyball tournament yesterday at the Adamson University gym......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

Twin fires kill at least 22 in India

Twin fires kill at least 22 in India.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 18th, 2016

Twin Taliban blasts in Kabul kill 24, injure 91

KABUL: At least 24 people were killed and 91 wounded Monday in a Taliban double bombing near the defence ministry in central Kabul during rush hour, the latest assault on the Afghan capital. High-level officials, including an army general, were among thos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 6th, 2016

Twin Taliban suicide blasts in Kabul kill 24, wound 91

Twin Taliban suicide blasts in Kabul kill 24, wound 91.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2016

Go pushes passage of twin bills on improving government hospitals u00bb

Senator Christopher Lawrence u201cBongu201d Go, chairman of the Senate Health and Demography Committee, pushed yesterday for the passage of two House bills aimed at improving two government hospitals......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jersey-wearing camaraderie. The scent of sizzling sausages. The buzz before a big game. The distinctive atmosphere of live sports, that feeling in the air, will return in time as pandemic restrictions are eased. But will that very air be safe in a closed arena with other fans in attendance? The billions of dollars spent on state-of-the-art sports facilities over the last quarter-century have made high-efficiency air filtration systems more common, thanks in part to the pursuit of green and healthy building certifications. Upgrades will likely increase in the post-coronavirus era, too. The problem is that even the cleanest of air can’t keep this particular virus from spreading; if someone coughs or sneezes, those droplets are in the air. That means outdoor ballparks have high contaminant potential, too. “Most of the real risk is going to be short-distance transmission, people sitting within two, three or four seats of each other,” said Ryan Demmer, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. “It’s not really about the virus spreading up, getting into the ventilation system and then getting blown out to the entire stadium because this virus doesn’t seem to transmit that way. It doesn’t aerosolize that well.” The three hours spent in proximity to thousands of others is part of the fan experience. It's also why major sports leagues have been discussing plans to reopen in empty venues, for now. High-touch areas with the potential to spread the virus — called fomite transmission — are plentiful at the ballgame, of course. Door handles. Stair rails. Restroom fixtures. Concession stands. Hand washing by now has become a societal norm, but disinfectant arsenals need to be brought up to speed, too. “I can’t really find good hand sanitizer easily in stores. So think about trying to scale that up, so everybody who comes into U.S. Bank Stadium gets a little bottle of Purel. Things like that can be modestly helpful,” Demmer said. There is much work to be done. Vigilant sanitizing of the frequent-touch surfaces will be a must. Ramped-up rapid testing capability during pre-entry screening could become common for fans. Minimizing concourse and entry bottlenecks, and maintaining space between non-familial attendees, could be mandatory. Mask-wearing requirements? Maybe. Most experts, including those at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, believe the primary mode of transmission for COVID-19 is close person-to-person contact through breathing, coughing or sneezing but there's no consensus on some of the details. “There’s still widespread disagreement between experts on which mode of transmission dominates for influenza. So the likelihood of us figuring this out soon for this virus is low,” said Joe Allen, director of the Healthy Buildings Program and an assistant professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health. “We may never figure it out, but I also think it’s irrelevant because it’s a pandemic and we should be guarding against all of them.” Including, of course, the air. The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers designed the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) scale to measure a filtration system's effectiveness (from 1-16) at capturing microscopic airborne particles that can make people sick. Not just viruses, but dust, pollen, mold and bacteria. Most experts recommend a MERV rating of 13 or higher, the minimum standard for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. An emerging technology in this area is called bipolar ionization. Connecticut-based AtmosAir has a bipolar ionization air treatment system in about 40 sports venues. Staples Center in Los Angeles was one of the first major sports customers. TD Garden in Boston and Bridgestone Arena in Nashville are among the others who’ve signed on. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority approved last year a 10-year contract for a little more than $1 million with AtmosAir to install its system in U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Vikings and the first indoor NFL stadium to use it. The building, which measures 1.8 million square feet, has 53 air handling units with AtmosAir tubes installed, including 30 in the seating bowl. The ions act like fresh air, reducing the amount of outside air needed to be introduced for the cleansing process. The protein spikes in the coronavirus particles make them easier to catch and kill, said Philip Tierno, a New York University School of Medicine professor of microbiology and pathology. Said AtmosAir founder and CEO Steve Levine: “We’re never going to create a mountaintop, but we’re going to put in maybe three to four times the ions over the ambient air and then let those ions attack different pollutants in the air. The ions grab onto particles and spores and make them bigger and heavier, so they’re much easier to filter out of the air." The next time fans do pass through the turnstiles, in a few weeks or a few months, in most cases they will probably encounter an unprecedented level of cleanliness. “There will be some controls that are visible, extra cleaning and disinfection, but some of it will be invisible, like for what’s happening in the air handling system,” said Allen, the Harvard professor. “The consumers will decide when they feel comfortable going back, and that’s going to depend on what strategies are put in place in these venues and stadiums and arenas and, most importantly, how well these organizations communicate that to the paying public.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

Muzzle Mr. Met? Mascots wonder why they re banned from MLB

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillie Phanatic had stories of his favorite adventures -- from the Galapagos Islands to the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia -- read to him most weeks from his very best buds. The Philly furball was tucked in with a bedtime story from Bryce Harper. Andrew McCutchen and manager Joe Girardi stopped by as guest readers to entertain fans and unite the Phillies community. But should the Phillies play ball this year, well, the book will close on the Phanatic. MLB wants to ban the birds -- sorry, Pirate Parrot -- and Bernie Brewer, Blooper, Bernie the Marlin, heck, all costumed creatures great and small from the ballpark this season. Firebird, Paws, the Oriole Bird, all face extinction -- at least this season, should baseball resume. Not even a muzzle on Mr. Met or a mask on Mariner Moose would help the cause. Gasp! Baseball’s furriest and funniest fans are forbidden from entering a ballpark. And that’s not cool. “Every mascot should be essential because of its ability to connect and distract with fun,” mascot guru Dave Raymond said. Raymond should know as well as any performer, as the first person to take on the 6-foot-6, 300-pound, 90-inch waist frame of the Phanatic. He’s since become a mascot consultant to the stars and helped create, brand and train the next generation of hundreds of stadium characters. Mascots are as much a ballpark staple as hot dogs and the long ball, and each fuzzy fist bump or chance concourse encounter hooks the youngest fans on the game. As baseball prepares for a summer slate without fans, Raymond wonders: What’s a game without a mascot? “You don’t have to convince me of that,” Raymond said. “It’s the powers that be that don’t understand that simple truth.” There’s already a blueprint MLB could follow that explains why mascots fit in barren ballparks. Take a look across the globe. Mascots remained a staple of baseball games in Taiwan and the KBO League in South Korea. American fans who stayed up late (or is it, woke up early?) to watch KBO games on ESPN were mesmerized by mascots gone wild in empty stadiums. The LG Twins mascots -- twin robot boys named Lucky and Star -- wore masks. So did cheerleaders and a drum section that provided the soundtrack for an otherwise dreary atmosphere. The Chinese Professional Baseball League barred spectators over concerns of spreading the new coronavirus in a crowded space, but the league decided it was safe to let in cheerleaders and costumed mascots. “This is the most important time to leverage fun, when people are sick and dying and dealing with the brutality of life,” Raymond said. “That is the time that you find a way to distract people and entertain them.” Philadelphia Inquirer cartoonist Rob Tornoe drew the Phanatic (wearing a mask) sitting atop the dugout with his phone and on hold with the unemployment office. “This is life or death now for a lot of characters, a lot of performers,” former Timberwolves mascot Jon Cudo said. It’s not that dire for most MLB performers who often have other duties within the organization or remained active in the community with food drives, firetruck parades or other feel-good efforts during the pandemic. Raymond had former and current mascots, including Cudo, join this week on his webinar, “What The Heck Should My Mascot Do Now?” The best suggestion to stay connected with fans -- with the ATV temporarily parked -- is engaging through social content. Mascot Mania has gone wild on Instagram and TikTok. Mr. Met cleans windows. D. Baxter the Bobcat taught crosswalk safety. Wally the Green Monster records virtual messages for charity. Then again, mascots have problems just like us: Who gives the Phanatic a trim during quarantine? “The Phanatic doesn’t need to get his hair cut,” Raymond said. “It’s actually a positive when it gets unkempt and long.” The Phanatic already underwent one makeover this year — his new look features flightless feathers rather than fur-colored arms, stars outlining the eyes, a larger posterior and a powder blue tail, blue socks with red shoes, plus a set of scales under the arms — because of a lawsuit filed against the team by the creators of the original Phanatic. The creators threatened to terminate the Phillies’ rights to the Phanatic as of June 15 and “make the Phanatic a free agent” unless the team renegotiated its 1984 agreement to acquire the mascot’s rights. Mascots were lumped in with other baseball traditions that would be weeded out under a 2020 proposal. The traditional exchange of lineup cards would be eliminated, along with high-fives, fist bumps and bat boys and girls. “I don’t know of anybody who bought season tickets to watch the bat boy,” Raymond said. “But you can say that in spades for the mascots. We’d be losing one of the draws that brings in people beyond the statistic nerds.” Plus, any fan who attended a Phillies game in the late 1990s at Veterans Stadium knows the Phanatic can play in an empty ballpark. Mascots just want to honk, honk, honk for the home team and they do care if they ever get back. “I’m just imploring them to value the character brands,” Raymond said. “There is a safe way for you to have fun, and frankly, fun is the most important thing you can invest in right now.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020