With sights set on Tokyo 2020, PH skateboarding holds regional qualifiers

first_imgMOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:30Trending 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) Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gold medallist Margielyn Didal. AFP FILE PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—The Philippines isn’t just looking at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, which the country will host, it’s setting its sights on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The Skateboarding and Roller Sports Association of the Philippines Inc., and Go for Gold have partnered up to find the best skateboarders that will represent the Philippines in the 2019 SEA Games and, if possible, in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES PBA: Pogoy, TNT remain in sharp form, crush Alaska Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Monty Mendigora, the president of the Skateboarding and Roller Sports Association of the Philippines, announced on Wednesday that the start of the regional championships would start with the Luzon leg on March 23-24 at Robinsons Mall in Novaliches.Skateboarding chief Monty Mendigoria (right) presents a limited edition skateboard to sports patron and Go For Gold Philippines head Jeremy Go. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO“We will look for the best skaters in the regionals,” said Mendigora. “The top three participants from the regionals will get a chance to prove their worth in the national SEA Games qualifying championship.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Visayas leg would be held in Cebu on April 6-7 while the Mindanao leg is set in General Santos on May 25-26.The top three skaters from the three regional legs will then compete in the National SEA Games qualifier in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on Aug. 24-25. The Visayas leg, though, is the highlight of the qualifiers with 2018 Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal expected to appear on the competition.“We feel that Margie and the skateboarding team will become our bright lights in the 2020 Olympics, and hopefully they can bring home our first Olympic gold medal,” said Go for Gold godfather Jeremy Go.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

No end in sight for this ‘Cold Case’

first_imgSunday night marked the 100th episode of the CBS crime drama “Cold Case,” a top-20 hit since its debut back in the fall of 2003. Danny Pino has been there from the very beginning as Detective Scotty Vallens. Danny and Kathryn Morris, who plays Lilly Rush, are a formidable pair of Philadelphia police detectives working unsolved cold cases for the department’s homicide squad. The show also usually features music from the year the unsolved homicide took place. It is one of the many scripted TV hits that face a shortened season if the writers strike that began Monday stretches over several months. “Our writers are pretty incredible,” Danny told me last week at an event at the Television Academy in North Hollywood. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “They come up with so many imaginative ways to make an investigation interesting and at the very end, to deliver the emotional impact of an untimely death and how people have had to deal with – either their loved one dying, or being a person who killed a victim and having to hold it for so many years and finally being able to give that up. “That guilt sometimes eats away at them. It’s a fascinating balance that the writers find and I’m constantly in awe of what they’re able to do.” Prior to the series, Danny had already made quite an impression on FX’s “The Shield” in which he had a recurring role as notorious drug lord, rapist and gang leader Armadillo Quintero. He had just come off portraying Desi Arnaz in a television movie, “Lucy,” when “Cold Case” began its run of five seasons and counting. “I don’t think you ever think, `This is gonna be a huge hit.’ I think you think, `Well, we’ll give this a shot and hopefully it does well and we’ll see how it goes,” he said. “And thankfully, it’s turned out in our favor. You don’t hear of shows being successful too often anymore and so to be one now is definitely something that makes me feel very lucky and very grateful.” Oprah talks to abused girls I watched the emotional press conference Oprah Winfrey gave Monday where she, for the first time, talked about allegations of abuse at the hands of a dormitory matron who works at her girls academy in South Africa and who was arraigned in court that morning. “When I first heard about it, I spent about a half-hour going around my house crying,” Oprah said via satellite from Chicago to South Africa. Oprah said after she learned of the allegations, “I spoke to all the girls personally and encouraged whoever had been harmed to come forward. I told them that although they had been living in an atmosphere that oppressed their voices, this was (time) to take their voices back. … “As a result of their conversation, five other brave girls came forward. … The following weekend … I met with the parents and their daughters, I apologized for the circumstance and promised to institute changes.” Barbara Walters can’t let it be Barbara Walters usually tries to be oh so diplomatic on “The View,” the voice of experience, calm and reason. But she confessed that when the ladies were discussing the bizarre actions of Heather Mills last week, she desperately wanted to call in (she was off that day) and give her two cents. So she did it Monday and really took the gloves off. Barbara said she had done two interviews with Mills, currently going through a bitter divorce battle with Paul McCartney. She said that during the first interview, “I was very touched by her.” But the second time, after she was with McCartney, Barbara said “she was so impossible with our producers” and at one point complained that a glass of water brought to her was “not at room temperature.” “All we thought was that this is not a very nice woman,” Walters told her riveted co-hosts. “This picture of her being `poor little me’ is something we did not feel.” To read more celebrity news, go to Greg Hernandez’s blog Hollywood Joe at blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img