Olympic star Biles leads Team USA at world championships

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Spurs’ White out 6-8 weeks as injuries plague backcourt View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award FILE – In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the floor exercise at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the world championship later this month in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)INDIANAPOLIS — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again.The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will send to the 2018 world championship in Doha, Qatar later this month.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The world championships are the first international meet for Biles since the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 21-yeara-old took time off after winning five medals — including gold in the all-around, vault, floor exercise and team final — in Brazil. She returned to competition in July and captured a fourth US championship in August.Biles will be joined by 2017 world all-around champion Morgan Hurd, 2017 US champion and 2016 Olympic alternate Ragan Smith, Riley McCusker, Grace McCallum and Kara Eaker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe world championships serve as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The teams that finish in the top three in the team final will earn an automatic berth to the games. The U.S. has won every major international team competition since the 2011 world championships. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

WE-CARE Library Marks Liberia’s 169th Independence Day

first_imgWE-CARE Foundation, a local non-governmental educational organization, recently hosted a weeklong celebration marking Liberia’s 169th Independence Day. The activities, which started from July 11 to July 25, were held at the Foundation’s head offices on Carey Street in Monrovia. The program included the identification of the flags of each of the 15 counties; showing documentaries on Liberia and an essay contest among participating students. “Identifying our flags was an exercise where the flags of the 15 counties were displayed for participants to identify. Five of the participants won a book. The documentaries were shown on the 18, 19, and July 25, and featured Firestone and the Warlords (How Big Corporations Influence National Policies); “BlackMarks on White Paper” (The story of former Vice President Bennie D. Warner); “Liberian History from the rule of President Tubman to President Doe”; “Liberia’s Presidents”; “Liberia from 1964-1966”; and “Liberia’s First Female President” (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf). Ending the documentaries was a presentation on‘Liberians who have contributed to the Liberian state by Prof. James Emmanuel Roberts, educator and author, a WE-CARE statement said. The essay contest, the statement said, was for students from grade 7 to grade 12. The topic was, “Liberia’s 169th Independence: What Does It Mean to You?” The first winner was Ansumana M. M. Konneh of James Doe Young High School in Clara Town, who walked away with US$100. The second placer, Lassana A. Jawaraka of Salafiya Grammar School of Front Street, won US$75 while the third place student, Clinton Freeman of Matilda Newport Junior High School of Newport Street, won US$50. The prizes were presented by Mrs. Sia Barbara Kamara of Friends of Liberia. For identifying the county flags, 35 winners walked away with sets of books. WE-CARE Executive Director, T. Michael Weah, said the activities were aimed at joining in Liberia’s Independence Day celebration by educating Liberians about their history, building patriotism in Liberians while promoting literacy, a key component of democracy and WE-CARE’s focus in its educational endeavors.These Independence Day activities, Mr. Weah said, provided the public and the library members with an opportunity to participate in the library as a home to promote literacy and provide access to books and information thus fostering and supporting a reading culture for a well informed society. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more