Chinese top Boracay foreign visitors since start of 2019

first_imgThis year, the number of internationalvisitors is expected to hit the a million mark with the increase in theservices of low-cost carriers and sustained travel demand from sourcemarkets.  Chinese still dominates foreign arrivals in Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. According to the Malay Municipal Tourism Office, a total of 389,885 Chinese tourists visited the world famous from January to October 2019. AKEANFORUM/BOYRYANZABAL China together with Korea remained asthe top two sources of market, recording an 81 percent total of internationaltourist arrivals from Jan. to October. Korean tourists came in second with334,201 tourist arrivals. The Malay Municipal Tourism Officerecorded a total of 389,885 Chinese tourist arrivals from Jan. to Oct. thisyear. Aside from Chinese and Koreans, theDepartment of Tourism is also targeting new market sources to attract moretourists in the country. (With a reportfrom Akean Forum/PN)center_img Boracay Island registered 941,868arrivals last year despite the six-month temporary closure toaddress environmental and infrastructure problems.  The total foreign tourist arrivals werealso comprised of Americans with 1,533; Russians, 1,002; Saudi Arabians, 964;Australians, 763; Britons, 733; Japanese, 617; and Germans with  444. They were followed by Taiwanese touristswith 28,455 arrivals. BORACAY – Chinese topped the list offoreign tourists who visited the world-famous island since January 2019,according to the municipal tourism office of Malay, Aklan. last_img read more

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Tomori: I wanted to quit Chelsea

first_imgFikayo Tomori has revealed that he almost quit Chelsea as a junior. Loading… Promoted Content11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time Tomori has revealed his dad convinced him to continue at Chelsea after an extremely daunting first experience at the club’s Cobham training base. “Once I’ve left the centre of excellence, I’m going to Cobham and obviously this is proper Cobham, I’d see Tammy [Abraham] there, Dom Solanke,” Tomori told Chelsea TV while in discussion with his father, Olayinka. “I noticed that I couldn’t just pick the ball up and run through everyone. So after that I got back in the car and I told my parents: ‘I’m not coming back here anymore’.Advertisement “It was obviously a level up and my dad said: ‘No, you’re going to come back’. “It wasn’t the fact that he was saying: ‘You must be a footballer, you must play football’, it was kind of like, you are at a level where you need to challenge yourself. read also:Tomori: Early season breakthrough crucial for self-belief “There is no point playing with people that you find it too easy, if you come here and challenge yourself you are going to get better and I am glad he had that take on it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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AC Milan beaten again as Fiorentina stroll to victory at San Siro

first_imgRelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge AC Milan’s nightmare start to the 2019/2020 Serie A season continued on Sunday when they fell to a 3-1 defeat at home to Fiorentina and had a man sent off.Erick Pulgar put the visitors ahead from the penalty kick spot.Then, Gaetano Castrovilli doubled their lead, after Mateo Musacchio had been shown a straight red card for a rash challenge early in the second half.AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma saved a Federico Chiesa penalty kick.But Fiorentina got their third goal through Franck Ribery, before Rafael Leao pulled back a consolation for the hosts with 10 minutes remaining.AC Milan’s third consecutive defeat in just over a week heaps more pressure on embattled coach Marco Giampaolo and leaves them in 16th place on six points,one point above the relegation zone.Fiorentina have now earned their second win in a row to lift them up to ninth place on eight points.Reuters/NAN.Tags: AC MilanFIORENTINASerie Alast_img read more

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: Now is time to show we’ve learned defensive lessons

first_img There were more lapses in Saturday’s manic and madcap 5-4 win at Norwich, and Klopp accepts part of that was down to another poor start in the game. He is still trying to find a solution as to why they often are slow out of the blocks, which he has observed has happened three or four times this season, but insists the talking must stop over how to defend set-plays. Press Association Only Bournemouth and Swansea have conceded more from dead-ball situations and, after admitting at the weekend it had become a “self-fulfilling prophecy”, he hopes to have put an end to it. “First of all, of course we know about this problem. I am sorry to say it is not a problem we can ignore,” he said. “It is obvious we didn’t handle it too well. We are a football team and we always work on our weaknesses. “It is not about the formation because we changed the formation. It is not always about the quality of the set-plays – it is about what we are doing. “We had good talks together – it’s not the first one but hopefully the last one. “It is not too late to learn, but now it is time to learn and show we have learned.” Klopp hopes he can harness the power of Anfield to get his side through to their first final since they lost against Chelsea at Wembley in the FA Cup in 2012. He does not believe the players will have any problems motivating themselves for the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Stoke, which they go into holding a 1-0 advantage. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is losing patience with his players over the way they defend set-pieces and does not want to have to speak to them about it again. However, it is beyond that game where he believes motivation may be a factor. “I am really fine with our reaction to the result in the (Norwich) game, but I didn’t like our start,” the German added. “The first 15 minutes I have no words for and we’ve had this situation three or four times this season. “The striking back mentality is much better than we had when we came but now we really have to find a way to start on our highest level in each game, not only in some. “I have to find a solution of course but it is not the biggest problem in a semi-final. “(On Tuesday) we don’t have to think about it because it is a semi-final and it will be go from the first whistle. “We have to fight for every single ball, every single yard and that is easy. “I’ve heard about the special atmosphere at Anfield in semi-finals and I am really looking forward to it. “Let’s take the whole power of LFC and take it to the final.” However, Klopp does not see getting to Wembley as an achievement in itself. “It is only a step. I never heard about second place in the Carling Cup. Does anyone know who it was four years ago?” he said. “Reaching a final is great, but at the end it is only memorable when you win it and that is what you have to do. “You should not waste the opportunity of winning something and I know for the players it is really important – they really want to go to the final.” Among all the seriousness of a semi-final build-up, Klopp was still able to inject some humour, however. In Saturday’s wild celebrations at Adam Lallana’s added-time winner, the Reds boss had his glasses knocked off and broken by striker Christian Benteke. He appeared at the club’s Melwood training ground bespectacled once again, but he is not a fan of his spare pair. “These are not new – they are my second pair of glasses. Now I have to be careful,” he joked. “They are black and I look a little bit like a serial killer.” Asked whether Benteke would have to pay for the damage, Klopp replied: “It was my fault and never in my life has someone had to pay for something which is my fault.” last_img read more

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Team Alanis’ Alonzo Ambrose wins gruelling 98-mile cycle road race

first_imgRIDING in wet conditions from Georgetown to Camp Seweyo on the Linden Highway and back is no easy task, but Team Alanis’ Alonzo Ambrose made it look like a walk in the park on Sunday, winning the 98-mile event in easy fashion with a time of four hours 25 minutes 52 seconds.The win for Ambrose in the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF)-organised event earned him 15 points in the Federation’s point standings, still 23 points shy of leader Jamal John who earned eight points for placing fourth on Sunday.It was the Federation’s fourth points race for the 2017 season and John won the first two and did not participate in the third.Sunday’s race started at 08:00hrs on Homestretch Avenue and proceeded to Timehri Bottle, before turning on the Linden Highway for the journey to Camp Seweyo and turning back to finish at the place of origin.Team Evolution’s Christopher Griffith and Team Coco’s Junior Niles occupied the second- and third-place respectively.Griffith earned 12 points and Niles 10.Griffith’s teammate Paul DeNobrega (six points) finished fifth.The first junior to cross the finish line was Adalie Hodge, while Marcus Keiler and Nigel Duguid placed second and third respectively.In the veterans’ category, Leer Nunes and Everal Mundy placed first and second in that order.The GCF’s races are being staged with the aim of selecting cyclists for overseas engagements, but consideration will also be given to those Guyanese who are training and competing overseas.last_img read more

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Messi Considering U-Turn to Barcelona

first_imgTRANSFER NEWS…. TRANSFER NEWS….Lionel Messi’s father, who also act as his agent Jorge Messi has hinted that his son could still remain at Barcelona beyond this summer.Jorge and his entourage met with Barcelona board for showdown talks on Wednesday. Jorge Messi Messi stated last week he would love to leave the club in the wake of 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.His father has told Mediaset that talks with Barcelona went “well”, with there still a chance that an agreement can be reached which allows everyone to remain in their current surroundings.Quizzed on whether a six-time Ballon d’Or winner could remain with the Blaugrana until the end of his current contract in 2021, Jorge Messi replied with “yes”.Barca will be hoping that an unwelcome transfer can be avoided at this stage, giving them time to work on convincing their captain that he should prolong his association with them – rather than take on a new challenge elsewhere.Ronald Koeman has expressed a desire to keep a world-class performer on his books, having inherited an ageing squad from Quique Setien, and it may be that the Dutchman gets his wish when this stunning saga is brought to a close with the status quo in Barcelona maintained.Meanwhile, Luka Modric, the Croatian tormentor-in-chief of the Super Eagles at the Russia 2018 has described the potential exit of Lionel Messi from Barcelona as a huge loss.Surprisingly, Modric plays for the rival Real Madrid. He has admitted that the Argentine cult hero will be missed in La Liga.According to Spanish publication, Tribuna, Modric remarked that he understood Messi’s position in the transfer saga.“It would be a huge loss,” the Real Madrid midfielder told AFP. He likened the situation to the vacuum Cristiano Ronaldo created when he left Real Madrid.“Like when Cristiano left… But you can’t think about the past. It’s football and that’s it.“If it happens it will be a huge loss for the prestige of the league. But we need to go forward. Other players will become stars.“When Ronaldo left, the same thing happened, the life of Real Madrid went on without him and it will be the same for Barcelona and La Liga without Messi.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Duo thankful for return trip home

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoThere’s really no place like home. For Wisconsin’s Donovan Raiola and James Kamoku Saturday’s football game has a special sentimental value. It marks the first time since high school that the two Hawaiian natives will play in the Aloha State.Raiola, the 6-foot-3, 294-pound starting center, attended Kamehameha High School in Honolulu. Back in those high school days, he was a regional All-American and a first-team all-state selection. Fast forward to 2005, where he is one of four Wisconsin team captains, was named to the 2004 and 2005 preseason watch lists for the Dave Rimington Trophy (college football’s top center) and was rated this preseason as the No. 5 center in the nation.Needless to say, Raiola is looking forward to making the trip home. He feels a sense of pride being from Hawaii and playing in front of family and friends.”Pride is important and Hawaiians like to carry it on their chest,” Raiola said.The return home is a balance of business and leisure for the center, returning home while looking to help Wisconsin to equal its win total from last season (nine). The Badgers are also trying to revive a running game that has struggled in the last two weeks (-11 and 19 yards, respectively).”It will be important for us to show up and play our best football,” Raiola said.The senior is also looking forward to returning to his home surroundings. He said it will be an emotional high as he runs out on the Aloha Stadium field and sees his family and friends in the stands.”I’m just grateful for having such great support,” the center said.Kamoku is a 6-foot-2, 211-pound defensive back from Kailua-Kona. At Kealakehe High School, he was a second-team all-state and a first-team all-conference selection as a linebacker and a two-time team MVP. At Wisconsin he earned his first varsity letter in 2004 and played 11 games as a reserve defensive back.However, even as a member of the visitors, he has a deep respect for the Warriors.”University of Hawaii football is a dream for many players growing up on the islands,” Kamoku said.The dream to play at a Division I school inspired Kamoku to further himself and work towards his full potential. It was this desire that landed him the opportunity to play at the UW. Regardless, though, the sophomore is eager to play in front of some familiar faces.”I will be emotional and so will they,” Kamoku said. “After all, it will be the first time that I have played before them since high school. And I do miss them; friends and family are something that you can’t take away.”Both Raiola and Kamoku have high hopes for the team’s performance this weekend. They hold a great respect for the Warriors and know how tough they are to play in Aloha Stadium.”It’s going to be a tough one,” Kamoku said. “They are going to come out swinging.”Raiola emphasized the importance for the Badgers to start the game with intensity and carry it throughout. Kamoku added the value of team play in a matchup that will test both sides of the ball.”As a team: offensively, defensively and specially we plan to go into the game as one,” Kamoku said. “If we lean on each other we will have a great chance of winning.”The Hawaiian natives hope to gain something special from the travel back to the home state. Taking care of the business on the field is their first objective, followed by spending quality time with the team, family, and friends. But the Badgers will also take advantage of what the Aloha State has to offer. Raiola and Kamoku have made sure that the team has the opportunity to experience things such as the 20- to 30-foot waves on the North Shore, snorkeling in the Pacific and deep sea fishing.”Hey, it will be a sight to see a bunch of fat lineman running around on the beach,” Raiola joked.last_img read more

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Seniors instrumental in USC volleyball revival

first_imgThe No. 1 USC men’s volleyball team has fought through this season with vigor and focus borne from years of being close, but not quite there.Leading the way · Senior setter Riley McKibben, who has more than 1,000 assists this season, was the first recruit to commit to USC in 2008. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan In 2008, the Trojans dropped a hard-fought NCAA tournament play-in game. In 2009, they fell hard in a five-set heartbreaker to UC Irvine in the national championship game. And in 2010, after starting the season as the No. 1 team in the country, the Trojans were unceremoniously eliminated from the NCAA tournament in the first round.But in 2011, the Trojans have won the close matches and dominated others with skill and poise spearheaded by the team’s eight senior leaders.During the last four seasons, these seniors have amassed 72 victories, notched two preseason No. 1 rankings, won both the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular season and tournament crowns and earned a trip to the NCAA championship match.Frankly, they have revived USC volleyball.“We wouldn’t be here without them,” said USC coach Bill Ferguson. “They embody what USC is supposed to be and helped put USC volleyball back on the map.”When Ferguson was hired in 2007, he took over a team stuck in a slump that included four-straight 11th place finishes in the 12-team Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.The year of Ferguson’s arrival spelled the beginning of a revival for USC volleyball, however, as USC racked up the most victories since 2001 (12) and made an appearance in the MPSF playoffs.“We weren’t good athletically or academically [when I first arrived],” Ferguson said.Although he lacked collegiate head coaching experience, the young coach was confident he could help put USC volleyball back on the map.“I knew how to recruit, put a team together and get things going,” Ferguson said. “I always said that if there were a school that could revive themselves, it would be USC.”Ferguson had an ambitious goal: He wanted not only the best athletes, but also top students and leaders who could be successful in all aspects.After a successful first season, Ferguson brought the top-ranked recruiting class to USC in 2008, setting the stage for success.“It is with no exaggeration when I say that they took over the team and changed the face of the program once they arrived on campus,” Ferguson said. “All of them have been great leaders in their own way.”Setter Riley McKibbin, who has been the Trojans’ co-captain for three consecutive years, was the first to commit to Ferguson’s plan for USC volleyball and then helped the coach pull in the talent he needed.“Right away, [McKibbin] asked for [senior middle blocker Austin] Zahn and [senior opposite Murphy] Troy’s phone numbers and promised me that he would get them to come to USC too,” Ferguson said.Now, four years later, that recruiting class has carried USC, already atop the polls for most of the season, nearing an NCAA title.Troy, who has led USC in kills in each of the last three seasons, has been the Trojans’ co-captain for two years, and last week, received MPSF Player of the Year honors.Others, such as Zahn and outside hitter Tri Bourne, have proved to be steady, reliable contributors, fixtures in USC’s starting lineup.“There’s plenty of great volleyball players out there, but not a lot of great USC players,” Ferguson said. “All of these guys have and will be successful, and not just in volleyball.”With their first MPSF tournament victory against No. 8 UCLA last Saturday, these seniors are primed to make one final run at a national title with a simple mentality: Winning one day, one match, one practice and one play at a time.“They’ve done everything we’ve asked as well as I could’ve hoped,” Ferguson said. “Every time someone has taken a shot at them, they’ve responded. They’ve done great to this point, but we have much more to do.”last_img read more

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Lakers assistant Paul Pressey providing positive energy amid trying season

first_imgFew would describe the Lakers’ season that way. The Lakers (13-38) enter Tuesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets (19-32) at Staples Center losing 13 of their past 14 games. They will miss the playoffs for the second consecutive year amid season-ending injuries to Kobe Bryant (right shoulder), Steve Nash (back), Julius Randle (right leg) and Xavier Henry (left Achilles).The Lakers also remain only 18 losses of their remaining 31 games away from cementing their worst record in franchise history. But with Pressey describing one of his many job descriptions entailing “putting out little fires,” the Lakers’ roster has credited him for preventing a toxic season from morphing into a toxic locker room.“He knows his stuff and demands it,” Lakers forward Jordan Hill said of Pressey. “If you don’t understand something, he’ll go through part of what you don’t understand piece by piece so you understand it from the beginning to end.” Pressey has fulfilled this responsibility many times under Lakers coach Byron Scott. Pressey also served as Scott’s main assistant with the former New Orleans Hornets (2007-09) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (2010-2013). Scott called Pressey his “utility man” and praised him for his “leadership and calmness” amid rebuilding projects that turned out successful in New Orleans (two playoff appearances) and underwhelming in Cleveland (a 64-166 record through three seasons).“He has a very good basketball I.Q. and is great at reading players,” Scott said of Pressey. “He is a very good defensive and offensive mind. So he gives me tidbits on both ends.”Pressey gained that expertise during an 11-year NBA career with stops in Milwaukee (1982-1990), San Antonio (1990-92) and Golden State (1992-93). Pressey landed on the NBA All-Defensive first team (1985-86) and second team (1987) and became known as the NBA’s first so-called “point forward,” playing multiple positions while also assuming playmaking responsibilities. “I took on the challenge. Somebody has to do it, so why not me?” Pressey said. “I was all about being on the floor. I didn’t care what position I was playing.” Soon enough, Pressey’s success in that role resulted in a flood of forwards playing multiple positions, including Scottie Pippen, LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Pressey joked he would rank himself first out of that group “because I started it.”“You have to have the mindset of a guy who’s going to make plays,” Pressey said. “Scottie could do that and score if he wanted to. LeBron has the mindset that he wants to make plays for other guys and score for you. Those two guys were as good as you could get.”Pressey stresses those concepts to the Lakers. But they hardly feature the same talent James and Pippen possess. Pressey also frequently talks about his defensive philosophy that involves forcing scorers to adjust their game and communicating with teammates. Yet, the Lakers rank last out of 30 NBA teams in total defense (106.3 points per game). The Cavaliers struggled similarly under Scott, ranking 26th or worse in total defense through all three seasons. Cleveland’s struggles also trace to James’ departure and key injuries to Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao. That starkly contrasted to Scott’s success in New Orleans with two playoff appearances, including the 2008 Western Conference semifinals, with a cast that included Chris Paul and Tyson Chandler. “We were starting from scratch,” Pressey said of Cleveland. “It was a different feeling. It was a constant revolving door that whole year just trying to keep guys afloat to win games.”The Lakers are facing similar issues, though Pressey noted Bryant’s presence provided significantly more talent and championship experience. But with the Lakers absorbing Bryant’s loss, Pressey has tried to keep the team’s spirits high, a role he relished enough that Clippers coach Doc Rivers recommended to Scott that he hire Pressey nearly eight years ago. “He’s a great communicator and he has such a great feel for the game,” said Rivers, for whom Pressey worked in Orlando and Boston. “He’s one of those guys that can see things that sometimes the head coach can’t see. He’s a good guy to have around.”Even during the bad times. His arms drape around his players during timeouts, as Lakers assistant coach Paul Pressey offers advice and encouragement. That interaction continues in the locker room. Pressey pulls a player aside for a brief chat, either to ask about his day or break down film.Behind closed doors, player accounts describe Pressey often delivering inspiring speeches and speaking up in meetings.“I’m trying to be a mentor to these guys and show them the ropes on what it takes to get things right,” Pressey said. “It’s been fantastic.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Morata is owned by Atlético

first_imgThe striker arrived in January of last year as a star signing in the winter market. Morata came to reinforce a lead who had been lame with the Diego Costa’s injury. Atlético had in quality on loan to Morata Until this past summer, where he already exercised the mandatory purchase option on the tip. The rojiblanco club had to pay 55 million euros for the striker, who when finish this exercise will have three more years of commitment with the entity of the Wanda Metropolitano. Morata has said over and over again that she feels happy at Atlético and that he is delighted to wear the red and white shirt. Atlético only has two players what end their contract on June 30: Adam and Carrasco. The first ends its relationship with the red and white entity and the second has assignment with purchase option. A third footballer in question has sounded like a possible player who ended his contract with Atlético this summer: Álvaro Morata. This season their contribution has also been positive. Has played 32 competition matches official (23 from LaLiga, seven of Champions and two from the European Super Cup). And has marked twelve goals (eight in the championship, three in the Champions and one in the Spanish Super Cup). It has also distributed three assists, one in each competition. In total has operated on fifteen goals of the rojiblanco team throughout the present season. He was injured at Anfield by scoring 2-3 and the estimated time to leave is one month, which will not affect its performance, since the official competition is stopped and you will be able to play again when it is restarted.Morata is an important part of Athletic 2020-21. Waiting for what can happen with Diego Costa, It is a vital piece for Cholo for the next campaign. With 27 years is in the fullness of his career and the red and white fans already idolize him as one more. Atlético pushed hard for him and his signing was made to wait. But it was worth it.center_img The striker has had a big role in this almost year and a half that he has been at Atlético. Last season he played 15 LaLiga matches, framework six goals and gave an assist. In Champions he played the two matches against Juventus, but did not dial.last_img read more

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