first_imgWomen’s triathlon gold medalist Kim Mangrobang. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — No rest for newly crowned triathlon royalties Nikko Huelgas and Marion Kim Mangrobang.After ruling the Southeast Asian Games competitions, they are expected to resume their training in hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite READ: Mangrobang can finally get good night’s sleep They will be entered in World Cup in Doha and another big tournament in Hong Kong by year end to gather as many world ranking points as possible.Mangrobang is now ranked 157th in the world, the highest for a Filipino, but is expected to rise further.“Our next big stop is the Asian Games,” said Trap secretary general Tom Carrasco.ADVERTISEMENT PH triathletes dominate SEA Games tilt in impressive showing LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings READ: PH bets also snatch gold, silver in women’s triathlonMangrobang, who is training in Portugal under coach Sergio Santos, is expected to fly back to her Rio Maiaor training camp.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’Nikko Huelgas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLHuelgas is training under his Australian coach Brett Sutton.Both of them, according to Triathlon Association of the Philippines, have already been identified by team experts to have the best physical and psychological attributes to qualify for the Olympics. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMichelle Oakes watched with pride last season as she assisted on the winning goal by her sister, Katie, in El Camino Real of Woodland Hills’ victory over Chatsworth in the City Section girls’ soccer semifinals. In Wednesday’s semifinal match, all eyes were on George and Cheryl Oakes’ youngest child, including those of older sister Jill. And they were treated to one of the defining moments in Michelle’s stellar career. “I just wanted to go out and play hard and do whatever I could to help my team win. But the opportunity came and I took advantage of it.” Oakes capitalized on a poor clearance inside Hamilton’s penalty box to score in the 43rd minute, then benefited from a ball that ricocheted off goalkeeper Marisa Escamilla’s arm following a cross from Megan Quinn with 10 minutes left. She secured the hat trick with a 20-yard shot that caromed off Escamilla’s hands and under the crossbar in the 74th minute. “We had so many opportunities to score in the first half, but I’m never worried because the game is 80 minutes and we’re always 80 minutes ready,” ECR coach Eric Choi said. “In order for us to get to (the City final), I challenged the seniors to lead us there. Michelle stepped up and led us and so did Erin Kelly. I’m very proud of my girls.” Oakes recorded a hat trick, all in the second half, in her final home game to lead the host Conquistadores to a 3-0 victory over fourth-seed Hamilton (14-3-1), lifting ECR to its seventh consecutive City final. “I wasn’t planning any of it,” said Oakes, who led the top-seeded Conquistadores (19-2-4) to their 30th consecutive playoff victory. center_img Ashley Menin recorded five saves, with Chelsea Forte, Jessica Stadheim and Erin O’Leary preserving the shutout. “(In the second half) we knew that we needed to come out and do something,” O’Leary said. “It was our last home game and we had to go for it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgSEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday proposed an ambitious package of legislation aimed at tackling climate change, including eliminating fossil fuels such as natural gas and coal from the state’s electricity supply by 2045.Eyeing a 2020 White House bid and undeterred by repeated setbacks in getting major climate legislation passed in his state, the Democratic governor once again made reducing greenhouse gas emissions central to his agenda. He has said he wants to elevate climate change as a front-burner issue in the next presidential election.Last month, voters in the progressive state rejected by a 56-44 percent margin a second attempt on the ballot to put a price on carbon pollution. Initiative 1631 was closely watched nationwide as a test for whether states could pass a carbon tax or fee. The oil industry spent $30 million to defeat the measure in the state’s costliest initiative campaign fight.Inslee, who has been a vocal critic of Trump administration climate policies, said people in the state want action on climate and want their elected leaders to step up to prevent further harm to forests, air and communities.There was no carbon tax or fee included in the governor’s slate of proposed legislation and budget provisions that he said would reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state to 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2035.last_img read more