first_imgILOILO City – Police arrested a man whoowns an unlicensed firearm in Barangay Esperanza, Culasi, Antique. Eraga’s apprehension came after theCulasi police responded to the information provided by barangay officials, whosaw Eraga carrying a .38-caliber revolver and threatening other residentsaround 9:30 p.m. on Friday. He was identified as 25-year-old LeonardEraga of Barangay Condez, Culasi, a police report showed. center_img The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the municipal police station, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act./PNlast_img read more


first_imgGUWAHATI, July 27: Pari Singh of Maharashtra lifted double crown in the OIL – AITA Super Series Tennis Championship for boys and girls U-14 and 16 years which concluded at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex, Chachal today. In the girls U-14 singles Pari defeated Bhumika Tripathi, also from Maharashtra, in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. In the girls U-14 doubles final Pari partnering with Sweta Samanta of West Bengal beat Aarni Yellu and Malishka Kuramu of Telengana by virtue of walk over. In the boys U-14 singles final Ajay Singh of Haryana caused a major upset by defeating Top seed Aayush P Bhat of Karnataka 6-0, 6-2. In the girls U-16 doubles final Assam girls Kristi Boro partnering with Shatavisa Ghosh of West Bengal lifted the crown by defeating Saranya Gaware and Hrudaya Shah of Maharashtra in a gruelling three setter 1-6, 7-6 (4), 10 -8.Final Results: Girls Singles Under 14 Final: Pari Singh (MH) def Bhumika Tripathi (MH) 6-1, 6-1. Boys Singles Under 14 Final : Ajay Sing (HR) def Aayush P Bhat (KA) 6-0, 6-2. Girls Singles Under 16 Final: Saranya Gaware (MH) def Pari Singh (MH) 6-4, 6-1. Boys Singles Under 16 Final: Ayushman Arjeria (MP) def Faiz Nasyem (MH). 2-6, 6-3, 6-0. Girls Doubles Under 14 Final: Pari Singh (MH) / Sweta Samanta (WB) def Aarni Yellu (TS) / Malishka Kuramu (TS). W/O.Boys Doubles Under 14 Final: Deep Munin (MP) / Aayush Bhat (KA) def Nithis Balaji (TN) / Kavin Karthik (TN). 6-1, 6-3. Boys Doubles Under 16 Final: Faiz Nasyem (MH) / Maanav Jain (KA) def Chetan Gadiyar (GJ) / Arjun Kundu (GJ) W/O. Girls Doubles Under 16 Final: Shatavisa Ghosh (WB) / Kristi Boro (AS) def Saranya Gaware (MH) / Hrudaya Shah (MH). 1-6, 7-6(4),10-8.last_img read more


first_imgAccording to the document, 12 of the 24 teams in the competition would be European, four or five from South America, two each from the rest of the Americas, Asia and Africa, leaving the Oceania to battle for the last place with a South American team.The winners of the four previous Champions Leagues would be guaranteed places.The European participants could make between $50 million and $80 million each.Already some clubs have voiced their support.Barcelona’s board of directors said the tournament would be “exciting, dynamic, inclusive and prestigious.”They added that it would “create a global platform for clubs to contribute to the growth of their brands.”Emilio Butragueno, Real Madrid’s head of public relations, told his club’s TV station: “We think that for fans it could be a very interesting competition.”— 60-day deadline —Infantino says he needs agreement soon because the consortium gave FIFA a 60-day deadline and after that the money will vanish and hopes to get approval at the FIFA conference in Moscow in June ahead of the World Cup.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | A united response to FIFA’s plans to enlarge the Club World Cup to 24 teams will be the subject of debate on Wednesday at a meeting of football power brokers organised by UEFA.Ahead of the Europa League final in Lyon, the governing body of European football is holding a meeting of its “Council of UEFA” and FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plans are the main topic on the agenda.Many of those participating have already expressed hostility to the plan.The council, chaired by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, brings together the European Club Association (ECA), the recently renamed European Leagues (EPFL) and the players’ union (FifPro).Infantino is pushing to revamp the Club World Cup, boosting it from seven clubs to 24 in a four-year format. At the moment it is played every year.At the same time, he hopes to launch a biennial league tournament for nations, the Global Nations League.Infantino says he has an offer of $25 billion over 12 years for the two competitions from a group of investors, which the Financial Times has identified as SoftBank from Japan and the governments of China and Saudi Arabia.That is allowing FIFA to dangle enormous amounts of cash in front of the biggest clubs.For the club competition alone the consortium “guarantees minimum revenues of $12 billion for the four editions from 2021 to 2033”, according to a document, which AFP has read, that FIFA presented to seven big European clubs including European Champions Real Madrid, Spanish champions Barcelona and German champions Bayern Munich.last_img read more


first_img Shooting a score of 59 is the impossible dream for most golfers.England boys’ squad member Craig Passmore, however, is not your average golfer.And at the tender age of 17, Passmore has already exceeded his wildest golfing fantasy to record a stunning round of 58!“It was pretty insane,” remarked Passmore in what may go down as the understatement of the 2019 season.Picture the scene.Standing on the 18th fairway at the Players Club near Bristol, the young golfer from Devon knew that a birdie three at the final hole would give him that magical score of 59.No mean feat on a course with a par of 72.Inevitably, there was a buzz as a small crowd of fellow competitors and curious spectators from the clubhouse gathered behind the green eager to watch the drama unfold.Having played without fear all day, Passmore wasn’t about to change tactic now.The youngster pulled out a wedge, steadied himself, took aim at the pin – and promptly holed out from 45 yards to nail a 58!It’s no wonder that the student from South Gloucestershire and Stroud College lost his mind for a few seconds.“I just dropped the club and held my head in my hands!” confirmed Passmore as he reflected on the craziest round of his fledgling career.“My previous best score was a round of seven-under par. To then come in with a round that was 14-under par is surreal.“I have to say everyone at the course was really happy for me and the boys I know in the England set-up were also quick to pass on their congratulations on social media.“There were a few comments expressing disbelief – but I guess that was to be expected.”To put Passmore’s round into perspective it’s worth noting that it took nearly 50 years for any golfer on the European Tour to break the 60-barrier.Oliver Fisher was the ecstatic golfer who finally cracked the code – his 59 in the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura in 2018 coming after over 690,000 competitive rounds on the European Tour without a single score registered in the 50s.And let’s nail this now – the Codrington Course at the Players Club is no ‘gimme.’Off the medal tees it stretches to 6625 yards. For the purposes of the qualifying competition on that November day, Passmore used a combination of yellow and white tees – with the course still playing around 6200 yards long.The incredible thing was that in a round featuring nine birdies and three eagles it took a BOGEY to kickstart the scoring spree.Passmore explained: “It was just one of those days when almost everything went my way. I say almost because I bogeyed the fourth hole after a three-putt.“At that point I just decided to go for it. I only had 21 putts in my round which is ridiculous.“I couldn’t believe how it turned out.“Nine birdies and three eagles is mad.“After my bogey I immediately birdied the next two and then eagled the seventh by holing my second shot from 60 yards.“We were one of the last games out so by the time I came to the final hole there were a few people around the green including my coach Kelvin Aitken and a lot of the other competitors.“I knew a birdie would give me a 59. To then hole my second shot again from about 45 yards was unreal.”Out in 30 and back in 28, plus-two handicapper Passmore was justifiably thrilled.Passmore was still walking on air when he set off for the Justin Rose Telegraph Young Masters in Portugal.When he did land in the sunshine, Passmore was surprised to find that Rose was not only putting his name to the event, he was also there to encourage the competitors.Passmore finished a creditable fifth in the boys’ event but was able to take so much more than a decent finish away from his stint at Quinta Do Lago.“The week in Portugal at Justin Rose’s event was amazing,” said Passmore.“It was an experience I will never forget. For Justin himself to turn up and speak with all the players was brilliant.“I’m a huge admirer of his and was able to ask him lots of questions mostly about the mental side of the game.“He always seems so mentally strong on the course and keeps his focus and that’s something I’d like to develop.”Passmore has earned an England call-up for 2020 when he will compete in the European Boys’ team championships being held at Upsala Golf Club in Sweden in July.The following month, England will defend their Home International crown at Killarney Golf Club in Ireland.These team events figure high on Passmore’s list of priorities for the new year along with better showings in individual championships.He added: “I went into the 2019 season with no expectations. I had had a couple of poor years really and decided to try and relax and try and play a more natural game.“I made the quarter finals of the British Boys’ and I’d like to go further in 2020.“I should look at things like the Carris and other boys’ events too.“I’ve not been involved at England level before and that’s something I’m really looking forward to as I know the experience of these team events will help me develop.“The way the 2019 season has ended has given me plenty of encouragement for 2020.”Headline photograph credit: Leaderboard 2 Dec 2019 A round of 58? That’ll do for Pass marks! last_img read more