Breaking reports: Chelsea to meet striker’s agent TODAY for talks over transfer deal

first_img Ezequiel Lavezzi 1 Ezequiel Lavezzi’s agent has travelled to London today to hold talks with Chelsea, according to reports in Italy.talkSPORT told you earlier this week that Fenerbahce had joined Chelsea in the race to land the out-of-favour Paris Saint-Germain striker, while Inter Milan also retain an interest.However, according to Sky Italia, Chelsea are in advanced negotiations with Lavezzi’s representatives and are now clear favourites to sign the Argentine.Whether a deal can be struck this month remains to be seen. Lavezzi’s contract at PSG expires at the end of the season so Chelsea may prefer to wait until then when they can nab him on a free.PSG are resigned to Lavezzi leaving and have given the go-ahead for the player’s agent to try and seal a switch this month.last_img read more

Torres and Schurrle start in Istanbul

first_imgFernando Torres starts for Chelsea in their Champions League clash with Galatasaray in Istanbul, as does Andre Schurrle. Blues legend Didier Drogba starts up front for the home side. Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Lampard; Willian, Hazard, Schurrle; Torres.Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Kalas, Mikel, Oscar, Ba, Eto’o.Galatasaray: Muslera, Eboue, Chedjou, Hakan Balta, Alex Telles, Selçuk, Melo, Burak, Sneijder, Hajrovic, Drogba.Subs: Ceylan, Gulselam, Bulut, Kaya, Kurtulus, Colak, Sarioglu.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Sierra Leone teen wows world

first_imgDJ Focus in action – the young radio station manager employs his friends to go out and find news stories.(Image: Innovate Salone) MEDIA CONTACTS • Global Minimum RELATED ARTICLES • Fostering SA’s young scientists • I only ever wanted to dance • Digital drum boosts computer literacy • Light shines for Team Emulsified Gwinyai NhapataAt just 12, Kelvin Doe built himself batteries and a generator using parts found on dump sites, and started a pirate FM radio station. “I built the generator because my radio station needed it and started the radio station because my community needed it,” says the young innovator, now 16. Born in Freetown, the capital of the small West African nation of Sierra Leone, Doe comes from a disadvantaged community; here, electricity supplies are haphazard, prompting him to turn to a generator. He has no formal schooling in electronics or engineering, but is a self-taught inventor. Doe, who is also known as DJ Focus, sourced the materials for his inventions in local rubbish bins and dump sites. “This was a microphone wire, converted to a power output,” he says, pointing out a component from his radio station. “I got it from the dust bin.”Doe’s enterprise received good exposure at the inaugural Innovate Salone, a nationwide innovation contest in Sierra Leone which is sponsored by the non-profit Global Minimum organisation to scout for excellence among the country’s high school students. Doe and his team from Albert Academy were among the eight winners. He also attracted the attention of a doctoral student at the Massachusetts Institution of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab, David Sengeh.Sengeh, from Bo, also in Sierra Leone, is one of the founders of Global Minimum.With assistance and guidance from Sengeh, DJ Focus carved himself a bigger niche as General Focus, a promotion he gave himself for his management of the radio station.He found himself on his way to New York to present his ideas and innovations at the 2012 World Maker Faire, held in that city in September. Here he sat on a “Meet the Young Makers” panel alongside four American inventors and was later given a tour of Harvard’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Centre. According to news agency CNN, General Focus made history as the youngest person ever to participate in the Visiting Practitioners Program at MIT.Inquiring mind“Kelvin represents learning by making,” says Sengeh, who speaks of his respect for the teen. “He takes a part, looks at it and tries to reverse engineer it.”Reverse engineering is Doe’s master and his mind is the apprentice. Using soda, acid and metal, bound together with tape – all items found from surrounding trash – he made his battery. Doe adds that the generator wasformed from a damaged voltage stabiliser, motor, plug and other components which he found while searching the trash. He also found the antenna that allows his audience to listen in to his radio station.The generator lights his home, powers his radio station, and allows neighbours to charge their mobile devices.More impressive, before his Maker Faire trip Doe had never been more than 15 kilometres from his home. He never received any recycling qualification, nor was he inspired by green advocates to reuse obsolete electronics. Now he is not only an inventor, but an employer as well – he gives job opportunities to local youngsters, paying them 5 000 leones (US$1.2) for making themselves useful as presenters or reporters at his handmade, unregistered radio station. In his spare time Doe takes to the boards as a DJ as children’s birthday parties, for a small fee.Using knowledge to help his communityDoe was invited to be a resident specialist at the International Development Initiative at MIT for three weeks, as well as to be a visiting presenter at the Harvard School of Engineering, where he pledges to use all his newly attained knowledge to enhance his society. His international acclaim is growing, and a video made by @radical.media for its THNKR YouTube channel has already clocked up over three-million hits.Not only is he inspiring his community, but Doe seems to be intent on proving that there is great potential in Africa. “My next invention will be a windmill, for people to use for electricity supply,” he explains.“That is my aim – to promote innovation in Sierra Leone, among young people.”last_img read more

Back to the Present: Hiring Executives for the Job at Hand

first_imgchris cameron Related Posts Tags:#start#tips 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Earlier this month, Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz brought up an interesting topic surrounding the hiring and firing of executives at startups. While talking with a pair of his friends – one a VC and the other a startup CEO – the CEO asked if he should get rid of an executive as the company grows larger because he lacks experience leading a larger company. As Horowitz explains in his post “The Scale Anticipation Fallacy,” he believes passing judgement based on how an executive might perform in the future is ludicrous.His first point is simple enough: no one is born with the natural ability to manage a large company, so everyone needs to learn at some point. He also notes that it is impossible to predict how someone will perform in a hypothetical situation in the future, pointing to Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg as examples. Gates and Zuckerberg are the kinds of executives that are molded to fit in with their respective companies – a great CEO at one company is not automatically golden at another. “The relevant question isn’t whether an executive can scale; it’s whether the executive can do the job at the current scale.”– Ben HorowitzAs he continues with his bulleted list of why prejudging executives is a bad idea, Horowitz uncovers the argument I feel is most important when discussing “scalable” executives.“If you make a judgment that someone is incapable of doing something such as running a larger organization, then will it make sense to teach them those skills or even point out the anticipated deficiencies? Probably not. You’ve already decided that they can’t do it,” he writes.As noted earlier, he believes no one is born with the ability manage a large company, and assuming an executive will not scale with the company serves only to stint their potential and, as Horowitz puts it, “retard their development.” When forced to judge an executive’s abilities, focus on the present. The lesson? Don’t hire someone based on how you think they will do in the future; instead, fill the needs of the present and tackle the issues of the future as they come.“The relevant question isn’t whether an executive can scale; it’s whether the executive can do the job at the current scale,” says Horowitz. “Asking yourself whether or not an executive is great can be extremely difficult to answer. A better question is: For this company at this exact point in time, does there exist an executive who I can hire who will be better?”Certainly it’s important for startups to think about their futures when hiring executives, but I agree with Horowitz that it shouldn’t cloud their judgement too much. Firing someone based on how you believe they might perform in the future is just as dangerous as hiring someone you think might do the job well. In the case of the latter, an executive with the proper credentials to scale with a company might fail miserably at earlier, smaller stages. Is it better the stay within the moment and go with the executives that will perform well in the present? Or should executives be judged based on how they may or may not perform in the future? Let us know your thoughts on the issue in the comments! A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Klisura, Foton target 7th victory

first_imgEven Sara Klisura was surprised upon finding out she scored a Philippine Superliga record 41 points.“Wow! 41 points?!” said the 25-year-old open spiker while looking at the score sheets after leading two-time defending champion Foton over erstwhile unbeaten F2 Logistics in Batangas City over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Nazareth inaugural girls’ volley champ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I don’t usually count,” added the Serbian, who turned pro when she was 18 and has seen action for Russia, Italy and Romania in the European League.Klisura eclipsed the record of American Kristy Jaeckel, who made 40 playing for Petron three seasons ago.Incidentally, that earned Jaeckel the nickname “Jae-Kill,” very similar to what local writers have coined for Klisura: “Kill-Sura.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s not very important for me,” said Klisura of her scoring binge in the ongoing Chooks to Go-PSL Grand Prix. “The important thing for me is to make sure we get the championship.”That stern, no-fancy attitude will be front and center when Foton takes on lightweight Victoria Sports-UST at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Center. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentscenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region PLAY LIST 01:15DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region03:12Trump: IS group leader killed in US raid in Syria00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Tigresses, who are getting the on-court lessons they need for the coming UAAP season, are winless in six starts while the Tornadoes created a three-way gridlock with the Petron Blaze Spikers and F2 Cargo Movers on top at 6-1.“We want to finish the eliminations on top,” said Foton coach Moro Branislav.Cocolife (3-3) and Sta. Lucia Realty (1-5) battle in the other match at 4:15 p.m..A top finish in the single-round eliminations would pit the No. 1 team against the No. 8; No. 2 against No. 7; No. 3 against No. 6; and No. 4 against No. 5.ADVERTISEMENT Read Nextlast_img read more

Els invited to Augusta National, but not to play Masters

first_imgLATEST STORIES AP FILE PHOTOErnie Els says he received an invitation to Augusta National for the first week in April. It just wasn’t an invitation to play in the Masters.Els had to clarify a tweet from Sunday that said: “Thank you for a Great Xmas present! @TheMasters Can’t wait!” That led several media sites to post stories that Els, a four-time major champion, had received a special exemption into the Masters.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kane sets Premier League mark with 39 goals in calendar year Instead, the 48-year-old South African received a letter welcoming him as an honorary invitee. His five-year exemption into the Masters from winning the 2012 British Open ended last year. Augusta National has a tradition of inviting past major champions as honorary guests for the week.Els tweeted Monday: “Wanted to clarify my excitement getting an invite from @TheMasters. Work continues to qualify to compete!FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderAugusta National occasionally awards exemptions to international players, but those typically are given to players who are not full PGA Tour members and have multiple avenues to qualify on their own. Among ways for PGA Tour members to qualify for the Masters are winning tournaments that offer full FedEx Cup points, reaching the Tour Championship or getting into the top 50 in the world ranking at various cutoff points.“The inclusion of Honorary Invitees has been a great tradition at the Masters Tournament for many years,” Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said. “This coming year the list includes Ernie Els, and we are once again excited to welcome him and all of these distinguished guests to Augusta National in April.” Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Masters pays homage to major champions more than any of the other majors by giving them special access as honorary invitees that includes two clubhouse badges, a $1,000 honorarium and a gift to commemorate them being there.Honorary invitees used to be able to play practice rounds and compete in the Par 3 Tournament, a practice that ended last year.Els failed to qualify for the 2012 Masters and was not given a special exemption.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Duterte to invite Robredo for a meeting in Malacañang PLAY LIST 00:51Duterte to invite Robredo for a meeting in Malacañang02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View commentslast_img read more

UST’s EJ Laure to miss UAAP Season 80 due to shoulder injury

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC As per The Volleyball Reporter, Laure, one of the Tigresses’ main gunners, will skip this year’s tournament due to a chronic shoulder injury.Laure helped UST earn a return trip to the Final Four in Season 79. Without her, the Tigresses will have to rely more on explosive hitter Cherry Rondina.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderLaure was named Rookie of the Year in Season 77. EJ Laure. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas will have to make do without EJ Laure in its campaign in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.The Volleyball Reporter, Inquirer’s multiplatform volleyball resource, broke the news on Twitter Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cabagnot, San Miguel weather Meralco comeback 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitieslast_img read more

Branislav joins Cocolife

first_imgDo not bring these items in SEA Games venues FILE – Moro Brasnilav. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt didn’t take long for Moro Branislav to find a new home in the Philippine Superliga, with the Serbian coach snagging a two-year contract with rising squad Cocolife.The Asset Managers’ top brass, Joshua Ylaya, said Branislav will be taking the reins from Kungfu Reyes on the Cocolife bench starting the 2018 season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:27Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next That gig earned him a coaching job at Foton which won its second Grand Prix title last year with Branislav at the helm.But over the weekend, he was released by the Tornadoes, who then acquired Rommel Abella to coach the team for the next season. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES “Our goal in the first year was just be a contender, a dark horse,” said Ylaya. “I guess we’re already successful with that so we’re raising the bar by hiring a proven mentor in coach Moro.”Cocolife made it to the semifinals during the recent Grand Prix, after placing fifth in the All Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderBranislav cut ties with Foton after failing to win the franchise a conference title this season.The Tornadoes lost in the semifinals despite a solid lineup that included local star Jaja Santiago and three Croatian imports including scoring machine Sara Klisura. PH aims for first soft tennis gold in Indonesia Asian Games 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Klisura had scored 41 points in the recent Grand Prix, which stands as the all-time high in a single PSL game.But Ylaya, who assembled for the Asset Managers top players from Ateneo and La Salle, said he’s not expecting a major shift overnight.He said Branislav will be the tactician, while Reyes will play the role of a disciplinarian.Branislav is also being considered for the national team, according to Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas acting president Peter Cayco.Branislav had an extensive stint with in the European league before handling the PSL team in the 2016 Asian Women’s Club Championships.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Short-handed Pistons shut down Spurs

first_imgRead Next San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) pulls down a rebound between Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris, left, and guard Langston Galloway (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Before the game, Stan Van Gundy sounded like a coach with limited options as his undermanned Detroit Pistons prepared to face San Antonio.“Some guys who haven’t had to play primary scorers are going to have to step up tonight and guard better people,” Van Gundy said. “There’s just no way around it. Guys are going to have to step up and take more defensive responsibility.”ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Van Gundy could hardly have imagined that a few hours later, he would be marveling at his team’s defensive performance after the Pistons held the Spurs to their lowest point total of the season in a 93-79 victory on Saturday night.“It was really a team effort tonight,” Van Gundy said. “Everybody we put in made a contribution.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderPlaying without starting guards Reggie Jackson (right ankle sprain) and Avery Bradley (sore right groin), the Pistons never trailed. Reggie Bullock scored 22 points for Detroit and rookie Luke Kennard added 20 — both were career highs.Andre Drummond had 14 points and 21 rebounds for the Pistons. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Detroit led 63-57 after three quarters, and it looked like it would be a tense game down the stretch, but the Pistons broke it open early in the fourth. A layup by Bullock after a San Antonio turnover made it 78-63.ON THE BOARDSAll those missed shots by San Antonio left Drummond with plenty of rebounds — 17 of his 21 were at the defensive end. Drummond had 10 rebounds in the first quarter and finished with at least 20 for the 39th time in his career.He also had six assists.“It’s commonplace with him to have a lot of rebounds, and so a lot of times, you don’t give him enough credit,” Van Gundy said. “I thought that he was another guy, though, that his defensive disposition early in the game was the best it’s been all year.”HIGHLIGHTDetroit’s Ish Smith made a nifty play in the first half when he flipped the ball to himself, caught it while sailing through the air, and tossed an alley-oop to Drummond.QUIET NIGHTLaMarcus Aldridge scored only 15 points for the Spurs. It was just the eighth time this season he did not lead his team in scoring.TIP-INS Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points for San Antonio, which shot 37 percent from the field and 5 of 26 from 3-point range.“Stan had them prepared mentally,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “We tried to battle back, got back in it here and there, but kept making the same mistakes. So, the Pistons got a good victory. They deserved it.”Detroit led 24-13 after the first, which equaled San Antonio’s lowest-scoring quarter of the season. It was 35-20 before the Pistons hit a dry spell of their own toward the end of the half. A 16-4 run by the Spurs left Detroit with only a three-point lead at halftime.The Pistons managed to maintain their advantage, though. Kennard’s outside shooting gave Detroit a lift on a night when neither team was impressive offensively, and Bullock was sharp throughout in just his 12th start of the season.“No matter who goes down, we’ve got other players that’s able to step up,” Bullock said. “We’re just doing it together as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img MOST READ ‘Cyborg’ Justino defends belt by decision vs Holm at UFC 219 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Spurs: San Antonio was missing F Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis). … The Spurs’ lowest-scoring game previously was when they scored 86 points at Minnesota on Nov. 15.Pistons: In addition to Jackson and Bradley, Detroit was also without F Stanley Johnson (strained right hip flexor). … Kennard’s previous high was 14 points and Bullock’s was 20.UP NEXTSpurs: Visit the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.Pistons: Visit the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. 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Test events to help prep asiad athletes

first_imgRoach says Gesta ‘looking good’ ahead of world title bout MOST READ The 18th Asian Games in Indonesia will provide a glimpse of what it feels like playing in the biggest sports meet of the continent.Erick Thohir, president of the Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (Inasgoc), recently announced they would hold test events for nine sports next month to simulate the fierce competition at the Asian quadrennial meet to be held in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Test events in archery, athletics, basketball, boxing, football, weightlifting, volleyball indoor, taekwondo and pencak silat are scheduled Feb. 10 to 18 with 1,991 athletes and 487 officials from 45 countries expected to participate.Thohir, who also sits as president of the Indonesian Olympic Committee, said they were looking at 9,500 athletes, 20,000 volunteers, 3,500 media personnel, 2,500 VIPs and 5,500 technical officials to attend the Games set Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“Indonesia is a part of globalization and sports is for unity,” Thohir told the Inquirer. “Our country is multicultural so respect for culture is very important and we want to show this image as part of globalization.”A total of 462 gold medals will be offered from 40 sports and 67 disciplines, 28 of them Olympic sports contested in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games. Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraqcenter_img LATEST STORIES View comments “The number of sports and events are already final but we will allow changes on the type of events to be played,” said Thohir, adding that accreditation for all participants, including members of the media, will begin within the month.Athletics will offer the most number of golds in 48 events while swimming will dangle 41 gold medals. Palembang will host 11 sports while the rest will be played in Jakarta.Filipinos brought home one gold, three silver and 11 bronze medals from the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.Thohir said a torch relay would be held six weeks before the Games. The relay would go through 10,000 kilometers covering six major cities in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more