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The Good Guys Go Green

Romeo Cordova is up by 4:00 AM, ready for a full day. Like any farmer, he works for hours tending to his crops and tilling his land. He and eight other farmers grow organic crops like lettuce, eggplant, okra, squash, tomato and string beans. Most days, he works 16 hours, with just a few breaks. […] The post The Good Guys Go Green appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 5th, 2020Related News

Squash chief shoots down bike offer

Philippine Squash Association president Robert Bachmann blasted Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham Tolentino for raising the idea of giving bicycles to national athletes in this time of pandemic. Bachmann, the outspoken former POC membership committee chairman, said giving bicycles to athletes would do more harm than good as the country doesn’t have enough bike […] The post Squash chief shoots down bike offer appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2020Related News

'PresyoMerkado: Squash

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Let us protect our families from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by preparing a healthy meal for them. For today, let’s have meals cooked with squash. Squash is packed with vitamins A, B6, and C.  It is also rich in folate, magnesium, fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus, and potassium that helps to boost the […] The post #PresyoMerkado: Squash appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMar 15th, 2020Related News

Youth athletes make strides

Gymnast Justine de Leon and squash player Christopher Buraga are among the country’s outstanding youth athletes today with the potential to become future gold medalists in the Southeast Asian Games and beyond......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 10th, 2020Related News

LeBron s worlds collide as son s team, alma mater meet

By Nicole Kraft, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — They crowded into Nationwide Arena, 13,000 strong, cheering every shot, roaring with every basket. Many were not there to see the game. They came to see LeBron. Bronny James made his Ohio debut Saturday, and hit the go-ahead shot in the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers' 59-56 victory over the St. Vincent-St. Mary Irish. Sierra Canyon is 8-0. Watching, cheering loudest of all and pacing the sideline, was LeBron James, NBA great, father to Bronny, and St. Vincent-St. Mary’s most famous alum. The elder James led the Irish to three state titles in four years, bringing their games to the airwaves of ESPN airwaves and the pages of Sports Illustrated. Now it’s Bronny’s turn.   More than 400 credentialed media encircled the court to capture every pass, every dribble, every shot of the King’s firstborn, who would likely have worn an Irish jersey had the family not moved west so James could shine for the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James put Akron’s St. Vincent–St. Mary High School on the map nearly 20 years ago and has donated $2 million to the school, renovating the gymnasium that now bears his name and writing a $250,000 check to buy new uniforms for athletes and band members. His best friend, Willie McGee, is the athletic director. But his heart Saturday was clearly with the Trailblazers, as he yelled tips and encouragement from his court-side seat. With a timeout, James walked halfway on to the court, calling, “Let’s go! Let’s go!” to the Sierra Canyon bench and leaping to his feet when the Trailblazers took a first-half lead. “Before LeBron went to the Lakers, it was assumed Bronny would stay in Ohio and play at St. Vincent -St. Mary, and carry on the tradition,” Zach Fleer of 270 Hoops, central Ohio’s premiere prep basketball site, said. “Among freshman class, he is among the elite players, but he is not the best player in country. He’s not like his dad yet—he still has a ways to go, Right now I think he is a better shooter than LeBron was at that age. He’s 6-foot-2 now. If he stretches out to his dad size, there is no telling how good he can he.” James took a private plane from Miami to watch his son play high school ball live for the first time, but the game was about more than family by blood. He started the night having dinner with his St. Vincent-St. Mary teammates — the “Fab Five,” they were called when they were the biggest thing in high school basketball 17 years ago. Joining James court-side was his wife, Savannah, childhood friend and business partner Maverick Carter, and former Irish teammate Romeo Travis, who cheered his alma mater but shouted as Bronny James drove down the court, “Here we go young King!” LeBron James has anticipated the sight of his son facing his alma mater for some time. “A pretty surreal, come-full-circle, unbelievable thing,” LeBron James said. James and Dwyane Wade decided months ago that they would have their sons pair up at Sierra Canyon — just as they did in Miami from 2010 through 2014, winning two championships together with the Miami Heat. Now their kids are chasing a title, although Wade’s son Zaire was injured and did not play Saturday. LeBron James’ said his only regret so far being that his schedule with the Los Angeles Lakers takes him away from Trailblazers’ games. “I love what I do. I don’t take this for granted. This is a dream come true,” LeBron James said. “But missing my son, missing LeBron Jr., missing (younger son) Bryce’s first game the other day when we left for Orlando, missing my daughter at gymnastics and things of that nature, I understand it’s the business, but it sucks.” Sierra Canyon has been a well-known program in high school circles for some time — the Trailblazers have won the last two California Open Division state championships and were ranked nationally last year with a roster loaded with blue-chip prospects. Celebrity sightings are an everyday thing at the school where it costs $37,700 a year in tuition alone for high schoolers to attend: Recent Sierra Canyon rosters included the sons of former NBA players Scottie Pippen and Kenyon Martin. Marvin Bagley III played there. Kendall and Kylie Jenner attended the school. Drake has been to games as a fan. This year — with the oldest sons of James and Wade added to the mix — it has become a full-on spectacle. Saturday’s game was part of a four-game run that will see them play in four different states, California, Arizona, Ohio and next up will be Nevada in a few days. They’ve played in Texas already. Games in Massachusetts and New Jersey are later this season. ESPN will air 10 more Sierra Canyon games this season, with other games either on television or streamed. Bronny James being compared to his father is inevitable. The attention he draws is also enormous — videos of his first dunk, when he was 13, have been viewed on YouTube more than 20 million times and he has 3.8 million followers on Instagram. For now, the family is trying to squash any talk of how good a player he can be or if he’ll one day make the NBA. “My son is in the ninth grade; he’s a kid,” LeBron James said. “We’re not even thinking about anything besides how he can be a great teammate, how he can be a great son, how he can be a great brother to his sister and little brother, how he can continue to be a great kid.” ___ AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 15th, 2019Related News

SEA Games: Team Philippines is overall champion

Boxers got their turn to churn out gold medals as Team Philippines already had the overall championship in the bag in the penultimate competition date of the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Monday. Seven mints out of the possible ten fell on the purse of the host team, which closed Day 9 of the biennial meet with 137 gold, 102 silver and 106 bronze medals. Eumir Marcial ruled the men’s middleweight division, scoring a first-round KO against Manh Cuong Nguyen of Vietnam to capture his third SEA Games gold medal. Also winning in their men’s weight class were Carlo Paalam (light flyweight), Rogen Ladon (flyweight), Charly Suarez (lightweight) and James Palicte (lightwelterweight). In the women’s division, Philippine torchbearer Nesthy Petecio outgunned Myanmar’s Nwe Ni Oo en route to a 5-0 Unanimous Decision win in the  featherweight class. Josie Gabuco powered through a flu to defeat Indonesian Endang by Unanimous Decision, 5-0 in the light flyweight final to collect her remarkable 5th SEA Games gold medal. Athletics bets at the New Clark City continued to deliver gold medals on track with Sarah Dequinah winning the women’s heptathlon while Melvin Calano claiming the men’s javelin throw mint. Kingsley Bautista copped the men’s 110m. hurdles mint. Sailing accounted for two golds with victories in keelboat match racing in FE28R and keel fleet racing in FE28R. Windsurfing also delivered with Geylord Coveta winning in men’s RS: One and Yancy Kaibigan in men’s RS: X (9.5M).    Dennis Orcullo reigned supreme in men’s 10-ball while the mixed squash team ruled its event.     Kurt Barbosa won gold in the men’s taekwondo -54kg., wrestlers Jason Baucas and Noel Norada were victorious in men’s Greco-Roman 72 kg. and 63 kg., respectively, while jiujitsu bet Carlo Angelo Pena won the gold in men’s -56kg. as well as teammates Meggie Ochoa (women’s -45kg) and Dean Michael Roxas (men’s -85kg.). Karetedo’s Jamie Lim (women’s +61kg. kumite) and Jerry Olsim of kickboxing (men’s -69kg kick light) also contributed mints. The PHI’s mixed team compound duo of Rachelle Dela Cruz and Paul Dela Cruz chipped in gold in archery while Sibol was last to add a mint for the day with its Dota 2 conquest in E-Sports......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 9th, 2019Related News

Garcia makes it to squash final

The Philippines’ No. 1 squash player Robert Garcia overcame the crowding tactics of Malaysia’s Darren Pragasam to win, 11-5, 8-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-5, at the Manila Polo Club last Monday night and became the first Filipino ever to reach the men’s singles final in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2019Related News

Solon rescues Rizal Memorial Squash Hall

Neophyte Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go rushed to the aid of the Philippine Sports Commission and his team performed quite a miracle when it finished a sports venue in record time......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsDec 1st, 2019Related News

Media center, stadium still unfinished as SEA Games 2019 football begins

MANILA, Philippines – The unfinished squash venue inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (RMSC) was converted Monday, November 25, into a makeshift media center for the advance football games of the  2019 Southeast Asian Games. Only IWATA fans, monobloc chairs, foldable tables, and one microphone were available, while the registration was manual, in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 26th, 2019Related News

Squash down to five events

Squash events in the coming Southeast Asian Games are down from nine to six to five but Philippine Squash Academy president Bob Bachmann is optimistic the calendar shift won’t affect the mindset of the country’s players now in the last stage of preparations for the 11-nation conclave......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 30th, 2019Related News

Why you should add this veggie to your kids’ breakfast ASAP

MANILA, Philippines  – As a kid, I hated vegetables. No matter how hard my mother tried to explain that squash is good for the eyesight and that broccoli promotes healthy skin, she still couldn’t get me to eat them. I thought I was the only one who didn’t ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2019Related News

Venues to serve Philippine sports beyond SEA Games -- Ramirez

While the economic hubs of Clark and Subic will serve as the main venues for the 30th Southeast Asian Games starting 30 November, Metro Manila will have a fair share of the hosting chores. The historic Rizal Memorial Coliseum, site of many grand sporting battles in the past, will be restored to its old, majestic glory that will treat participants from the 11 SEA Games countries to a feel of the old Philippines, but with all the amenities that the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is introducing to the site for the first time. Fund infusion from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) is making this possible, said PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez, who is also the Chief of Mission of Team Philippines in the SEA Games. “All government agencies are on the same track to making the SEA Games a successful hosting as directed by President Rodrigo Duterte,” Ramirez said. “The PSC is making sure our guests and the athletes will see the best side of the Philippines when they start to visit our venues. We have the various agencies providing us with support, from the Military and the Police, to the Department of Tourism (DoT), Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA), the whole of the president's Cabinet through Executive Sec. Salvador Medialdea, almost all government offices with stake in the project are being utilized by the President.” No major repairs have been done to the three major government-owned venues since the country last hosted the SEA Games in 2005, when the Filipino athletes won the overall championship for the first and last time. “The recent tripartite agreement among the officials of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), Philippine Sea Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) and the PSC also moved forward the preparations,” Ramirez said. “POC President (Abraham) Bambol Tolentino has also galvanized all national sports associations (NSA) into one direction.” The Pagcor, through Chairperson Andrea Domingo, was among the first to provide support to the Games by helping fund the refurbishing of the Philsports Arena in Pasig, and the Rizal Memorial and Ninoy Aquino Stadia in Manila, according to Ramirez. Ramirez, however, said the Rizal Memorial Stadium will not just undergo repairs. He disclosed that the venue built in 1934 and has hosted the Asian Games in 1954 and the SEA Games on three occassions, will be restored to its original look. “The PSC was mandated by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to preserve the Rizal Memorial Coliseum to its original form. And we are happy with that because this will be the first time that the Filipinos and our foreign guests will see the venue like it was in the 1930s.” But the coliseum will now be fitted with new seats to follow international standards. It will also become fully airconditioned for the first time in its long history. “The canopy will be removed,” according to Ramirez. “It turned out that it was not there when it hosted the Asian Games before. The color will be the same as it was during the golden era of Art Deco construction that was the design of its architect Juan M. Arellano.” The venue will also be fitted with a new flooring. The PSC, Ramirez said, is now receiving inquiries from the country's top collegiate leagues for their schedules next year. “We are looking at the long term. We do not want these government-owned venues to become idle after the SEA Games. We are confident of bringing back the collegiate leagues to where they used to play before the new private coliseums attracted them out of our venues,” Ramirez said. Refurbishing of the Rizal football field will also start next month. New seats will also be installed at the grandstand as required by the International Football Federation (FIFA). Badminton, speed and figure skating, bowling, billiards, taekwondo, weightlifting, men's football, squash, tennis and soft tennis, gymnastics, kickboxing, boxing, basketball, ice hockey, fencing, karatedo, wushu, indoor volleyball, cycling 3x3 basketball and Esports will be held in different venues in Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City and San Juan......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 1st, 2019Related News

Kobe, Shaq squash renewed feud speculation

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Kobe Bryant insisted Wednesday, August 28, he has "no beef" with Shaquille O'Neal as the former Los Angeles Lakers teammates hit social media to say their sometimes strained relationship was "all good." Bryant and O'Neal won 3 NBA titles together, but their tense relationship was a staple ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 29th, 2019Related News

Squash a mother lode in SEA Games

MANILA, Philippines - While sports like boxing and weightlifting will take a hit in reduced events at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur on Aug......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 12th, 2017Related News

Squashers confident of medal bid

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Squash Academy (PSA) president Bob Bachmann said yesterday he’s optimistic of the country’s chances to set medal records at.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 21st, 2016Related News

Open Squash meet begins Nov.25

Open Squash meet begins Nov.25.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 22nd, 2016Related News

Aribado falls in Malaysian Squash Tour main draw

Aribado falls in Malaysian Squash Tour main draw.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2016Related News

Aribado, Garcia exit Penang squash tilt

Aribado, Garcia exit Penang squash tilt.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 5th, 2016Related News

Bachmann asks PSC to help them succeed internationally

Philippine Squash Academy (PSA) President Robert Bachmann said the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) should empower national sports association to be able to succeed internationally. “I am still confused of this plan because you have to empower the.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 2nd, 2016Related News