Lacuna, PH swimmers hope to get out of SEA Games slump

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ But two-time Olympian Jhessie Lacuna hopes to break that slump when he competes in the men’s 400-meter heats in the morning. He won silver two years ago in this event in Singapore.Lacuna has trained in Italy along with fellow Olympian Jasmine Alkhaldi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Also buckling down to work are Nanjing Youth Olympic Games veteran Roxanne Yu and Fil-American Nicole Oliva who will vie for 100m backstroke heats.Six gold medals are at stake in one of the two centrepiece events of the SEA Games which will have heats in the morning and finals in the evening starting at 7 p.m. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Also swimming for the Philippines is Fil-Am newcomer James Deiparine, who owns the national record of 28.13 seconds in men’s 50-meter and 1:02.00 in 100-meter breaststroke.Deiparine, whose mom hails from Angeles City, Pampanga, is making his first SEA Games appearance. He first donned the tricolours in the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary last month.The country bagged two silvers and 11 bronze medals in the Singapore edition.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 6 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Jasmine Alkhaldi. INQUIRER File photoKUALA LUMPUR — Swimming, the Philippines’ biggest frustration the past Southeast Asian Games, hopes to get out of the doldrums this time when competition starts Monday at KL Sports City.One of the sports with the biggest number of gold medals at stake at 38, the country went home with nothing two years ago in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

CAF Champions League: KCCA FC out to seal progression to group stage

first_img Tags: CAF Champions LeagueCAF Confederations CupKCCA FCMike MutebiPetro de Luandatop KCCA FC drew 0-0 in the first leg away from home. (PHOTO/KCCAFC)CAF Champions League – 1st RoundKCCA FC vs Petro de Luanda (Agg: 0-0)StarTimes Stadium, LugogoFriday, 27-09-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – KCCA FC will be hoping to utilize home advantage so as to progress into the CAF Champions League group stages.After a 0-0 draw in the first leg away to Petro de Luanda, the Kasasiros have a chance to get the job done at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Friday afternoon.Last season, KCCA FC had a disappointing continental campaign, failing to reach the group stages of the confederations cup.Having received a bye in the preliminary stages, Mike Mutebi’s side took care of Tanzania’s Mtibwa Sugar 5-1 on aggregate to reach the playoff round.In the playoffs, KCCA would however fall to Congo’s Otoho Doyo. Having lost 3-0 in the first leg, Mutebi’s side won the second 2-0, losing 3-2 on aggregate in the end.In the Champions League, KCCA FC’s last appearance came in 2018 when they reached the lucrative group stages of the competition.In the initial stages, they eliminated CNaPS and Kedus Giorgis in the preliminary and first-round respectively.However, they were overpowered by Al Ahly and Esperance in Group A, finishing third and bowing out.To get to the first round this season, KCCA eliminated African Stars 2-0 on aggregate.For Mike Mutebi, this is a chance to become the first Ugandan manager to lead a side into two Champions League group stages but he is certain it will not be easy.“We may have an advantage of playing at home but I expect a tricky contest, noted Mutebi at the pre-match press conference.“I am sure everyone will experience a very good game of football as we come up against a side that uses the ball very well and always play on the front foot.“With all that said, I believe we have enough to win the contest.”KCCA FC’s consistent participation in continental engagements is seen as an advantage going into the game. Ask whether this is true, the gaffer had this to say;“It helps that we have been playing on the continent consistently. However, Angolan opposition has always given us problems and it will be interesting to see how this turns out.”This will be the second time the Kasasiros come up against Angolan opposition in the Champions League.The first came in a preliminary round doubleheader in 2017, one that Mutebi’s side won via the away goals rule after losing 2-1 in Angola and then winning the return leg 1-0.KCCA FC have been boosted by the return of Steven Sserwadda and Sadat Anaku. The duo along with assistant coach Morley Byekwaso are with the U20 national team that is currently taking part in the CECAFA U20 Championships in Gulu and Njeru. Defensive midfielder Nicholas Kasozi and winger Simon Serunkuma also return from injury. However, Jurua Hassan, Julius Poloto and Sadam Juma are out injured. John Revita, John Odumegwu, Keziron Kizito and Erisa Sekisambu are not eligible to play for KCCA FC at this round.For Petro de Luanda, they are currently taking part in their first champions league campaign since 2010.They defeated Lesotho’s Matlama 4-0 on aggregate in the previous round following two 2-0 victories in both the first and second legs.Match FactsThis will be Mike Mutebi’s 30th continental game managing KCCA FC.Among those 30 games, KCCA has won 13 games, lost 13 and drawn 3.KCCA heads into the game having won just three of their last 9 champions league encounters (D1 L5).However, at home, the Kasasiros have lost only one of their last 9 games (W7 D1).For Petro, they head into the contest having lost just once in their last 9 champions league games (W6 D2).Away from home, the Angolan side have won three and lost as many in their last 8 with the other two all ending in draws.This will be the first time the two clubs meet on the continent.Comments last_img read more

Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly Ahead of Jobs Report

first_img in Data, Origination Share Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly Ahead of Jobs Report Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bankrate Federal Reserve Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Service Providers 2013-08-01 Tory Barringercenter_img August 1, 2013 415 Views Fixed mortgage rates increased this week following the “”Federal Open Market Committee’s””: affirmation that it intends to stay the course on its bond purchasing policy.[IMAGE]According to “”Freddie Mac’s””: Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.39 percent (0.7 point) for the week ending August 1, up from 4.31 percent last week. Last year at this time, the 30-year fixed averaged 3.55 percent.[COLUMN_BREAK]The 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.43 percent (0.7 point), up from last week’s 3.39 percent.The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.18 percent (0.6 point), up from 3.16 percent in the last survey. The 1-year ARM averaged 2.64 percent (0.4 point), down slightly from 2.65 percent.””’s””: weekly national survey also showed interest rates climbing slightly. The 30-year fixed average rose to 4.59 percent this week, while the 15-year fixed rose to 3.65 percent.The 5/1 ARM, meanwhile, was at 3.57 percent, up a few basis points.””Investors in bonds, to which mortgage rates are closely related, are taking a cautious approach regarding possible tapering of Fed stimulus,”” Bankrate said in a release. “”The slow growth economy, high unemployment, and low inflation make it unlikely the Federal Reserve will need to dial back their stimulus as soon as September. But the looming jobs report and lineup of economic releases in the coming days make bond investors unwilling to stick their necks out.””last_img read more