LOOK: Filipinos in Lebanon go all out in support of Gilas Pilipinas

first_imgTeen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Gilas Pilipinas national team sing the national anthem. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas may be a long way from home, but Filipinos in Lebanon have not failed to make the national team feel it was still playing on its home floor.READ: Philippines stuns China to open 2017 Fiba Asia Cup bid ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings McGregor holds strong on prediction of a knockout Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’center_img It’s no surprise that the undermanned Gilas Pilipinas has been playing with full of heart of in the continental championships, already taking out powerhouse China and a taller Iraq side to clinch the top seed in Group B.Photographers from Fiba.com were able to capture the heartwarming sight of Gilas Pilipinas’ cheering squad in action.Cheering hard for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comFilipinos in Lebanon let our cheers in support of Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comTerrence Romeo gets some love from Filipino fans after the game vs Iran. Photo from Fiba.comRomeo, who has been starring for Gilas Pilipinas, take photos with fans. Photo from Fiba.comJapeth Aguilar mingles with Filipino fans.Gilas Pilipinas wave to Filipino fans in the gallery. Photo from Fiba.comFilipino fans react after a play. Photo from Fiba.comMatthew Wright nails a triple—and Filipino fans explode in cheers. Photo from Fiba.comWith game all but decided against Iraq, Filipino fans take photos with Gabe Norwood and Jayson Castro. Photo from Fiba.comThe Filipino gallery at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex. Photo from Fiba.comRising star Christian Standhardinger takes fun photos with Filipino fans. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas bids the crowd goodbye after the big win over China. Photo from Fiba.comMore FIlipino fans in the gallery. Photo from Fiba.comArmed with banners and flags, Filipino fans in Beirut cheer for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The support for Gilas Pilipinas from overseas Filipinos has been overwhelming so far in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup. For the past two games, we’ve seen and heard them cheer their hearts out—something you can’t miss when you’re watching on your television here in the Philippines—and shower the players with love.READ: Players, coaches turn into fans after Gilas’ big win over ChinaFEATURED 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’With games scheduled on weekdays, most of them must’ve taken a day off work just to watch at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut. They may have not been able to fill the entire stadium, but they were loud enough to make it feel like they did.READ: Gilas sews up QF berth  View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, July 29

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Dimitar Berbatov is on the brink of joining Aston Villa after his close friend Stiliyan Petrov told Tim Sherwood the Bulgarian was ready for one last blast in the Premier League. (Daily Express)Emmanuel Adebayor is expected quit Tottenham for Aston Villa on loan tomorrow after rejecting a late move from Crystal Palace. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham are poised to step up their interest in Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez once Emmanuel Adebayor’s exit is sealed. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham are also considering a move for Manchester United winger Ashley Young after Crystal Palace slapped a whopping £25million price tag on Yannick Bolasie. (Daily Mirror)And Spurs will open talks with Everton over midfielder James McCarthy this week. The north London club are confident of prising McCarthy away despite boss Roberto Martinez’s insistence that he is not leaving, with the player disillusioned at Goodison Park. (Daily Mirror)Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has revealed that the club are keen to sign Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, if the Premier League side are willing to lower their £7m asking price. (Daily Mail)Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah is expected to tie up his protracted move to Roma on Wednesday. The Egyptian winger had agreed to join the Serie A side at the weekend and the clubs have discussed a £1.4million loan fee with a buy-out figure of £16m. (Daily Mail)West Ham are preparing a £12million move for Fenerbahce striker Moussa Sow. (Daily Express)West Ham have enquired about Caen midfielder N’Golo Kante as a deal for Alex Song stalls. Paris-born midfielder Kante is valued at around £5million and has been likened to former Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele. (Daily Mail)Southampton youngster Sam Gallagher is set to join MK Dons on a season-long loan. The 19-year-old is in advanced talks with the Championship club and is expected to complete his move in the next 24 hours. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Arsenal striker Joel Campbell set to agree season-long deal with PalermoInter Milan poised to tie up deal for Everton target Ivan PerisicNo bid! West Brom deny Spurs have made official approach for Saido BerahinoPedro latest: Manchester United expected to win race for Barcelona forwardStoke transfer news: Mark Hughes still working on record deal for Andriy YarmolenkoExclusive – Ex-Real Madrid chief expects David de Gea to quit Manchester UnitedStefano Okaka snubs interest from Watford to join Anderlecht in £2m dealExclusive – Sergio Ramos has not used Manchester United, claims Ramon CalderonAston Villa close to completing £10m deal for Nantes midfielder Jordan VeretoutBournemouth expect to complete signing of Saint-Etienne winger Max Gradellast_img read more

We Feel Like Home Displaced Puerto Ricans Celebrate Traditional Christmas Parranda

first_imgRyan Caron King for NPRA musical group playing traditional Puerto Rican bomba music performs at a parranda in Hartford, Conn.Merely Torres-Garcia has been living in a hotel room in Hartford, Conn., with her husband and two kids after losing part of her house in Puerto Rico to Hurricane Maria. She said spending the Christmas season in the northeastern cold has been hard for her family. But on Saturday night, in the noisy atrium of Hartford City Hall, it felt a little bit like Christmas on the island.“My kids are happy. We feel like home in here right now,” she said.Torres-Garcia was at a Christmas celebration called a parranda, where members of Hartford’s Puerto Rican community greeted families displaced by the storm with a musical parade and a hot meal.A traditional Puerto Rican parranda features carolers traveling from one house to the next — sharing food, drinks and singing Christmas songs late into the night. Saturday’s celebration happened inside to avoid the cold weather outdoors. But Torres-Garcia said the parranda made her proud to be Puerto Rican.“It’s part of us, what we are,” Torres-Garcia said. “We are loud. And we like to dance. We like to sing, we like to do all of that stuff. And that only means — Puerto Rico.”Carmen Cotto grew up in Hartford, and had recently moved to the island before the hurricane flooded her house. She said the event started the Christmas season for families who have focused more on recovering from the hurricane. She said that many Puerto Ricans start celebrating right after Thanksgiving.“Christmas hasn’t really started for many. And this was like our kickoff for Christmas,” Cotto said.Cotto’s father Angel Luis also came to live in Hartford temporarily after the storm. He said he enjoyed the night’s festivities — but he wants to go home as soon as he can.“It’s different, different, different,” he said. “It’s nice over here, but it’s no place like Puerto Rico.”Luis said he was sad during the parranda as he thought about all the people still suffering on the island. But he said at the same time, he was also happy — because this was the first time they had gotten to celebrate since the storm.NPR’s Isabel Dobrin produced this story for the Web. Copyright 2017 WNPR News. To see more, visit WNPR News. Sharelast_img read more