STC-UFTBR 2O12 Kalayaan Cup rolls off

Updated 08 June 2012
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STC-UFTBR 2O12 Kalayaan Cup rolls off

The 2012 Kalayaan Cup, an annual bowling event organized by the Unified Filipino Tenpin Bowlers of Riyadh (UFTBR) in celebration of the Philippine Independence Day, rolled off on Wednesday at the Universal Bowling Center (UBC) here.
Thirty three teams entered this 3-day bowling event which ends today. At stake in the team, doubles, all-events and Masters competition are cash prizes, trophies and medals, mobile phones, brand new bowling balls, two return air tickets to Manila and many more special prizes. Supporters and friends will be treated to free snacks and refreshments and have a chance to win in the raffle draws where another return air ticket to Manila is the grand prize.
The main sponsor for this year’s event is Saudi Telecom Company (STC) which provided the official uniform for the event, mobile phones and various gift items. Other major sponsors are Etihad Airways which is putting up two round trip tickets to Manila for the men’s and ladies Masters champion and Al-Tayyar Travel Goup which is donating another Manila ticket to be raffled off to participants. Snacks and drinks to be served for the duration of the tournament are courtesy of House of Donuts, Gandour Chocolates, Pinoy Sorbetes, Al Safi Danone, NADEC and McDonald’s. The other donors of gift items are Forever Living and Alinma Bank, with Riyadh Pro Shop to give away a brand new bowling ball to the first perfect game achiever of the event.
Yesterday the tournament held the opening ceremony capped by the parade of teams carrying names taken from Philippine history. The 33 teams are: La Liga Filipinos, La Solidaridad, La Propaganda, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Biak Na Bato, Mga Anak Ni Sisa, El Archipelago, Pintakasi, Libertad, Magdiwang, Noli Me Tangere, Simoun, Mananakop, Pinaglabanan, Aiste Masu, Inang Bayan, Mandirigma, Gabriela Silang, Di Palulupig, Matang Lawin, Bandila, Katipunan, Mga Tinik Ni Eba, Gomburza, Panday Pira, Bonifaco At Katipuneras, Hukbalahap, El Filibusterismo, Bataan March, Japontoy And Corregidor.
Closing and awarding ceremonies are set at 5:30 p.m. today.
Ernee Noto, UFTBR chairman, and Cesar De Mesa, event chairman, would like to thank all the sponsors, participating teams and all individual donors for their support and generosity.


Mohamed Salah named Premier League’s best player of the year at PFA awards

Updated 23 April 2018
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Mohamed Salah named Premier League’s best player of the year at PFA awards

  • Egyptian superstar currently has 30 Premier League goals this season
  • Salah beat the likes of De Bruyne and Kane to the award

LONDON: Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League’s Players’ Player of the Year on Sunday, with his incredible 41-goal debut season at Liverpool beating out strong competition from Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne.
“It’s a big honor. I’ve worked hard and I’m very happy to win it,” Salah said at the ceremony on Sunday evening.
Salah matched a Premier League record tally for a single season by scoring his 31st league goal of the campaign in a 2-2 draw at West Brom on Saturday.
“You’re comparing your name with some great names,” he said, on the prospect of breaking the record. “To break the Premier League record is something huge in England and all over in the world.
“There are still three games to go. I want to break this record.”
Salah has also netted seven times in eight Champions League games, including in both legs of Liverpool’s 5-1 quarter-final thrashing of City, to carry his side to a first semifinal for a decade.
De Bruyne showed why he had been many people’s early-season favorite for the prize with an incredible long-range strike for his 12th goal of the season to go with a league-high number of assists as champions City thrashed Swansea 5-0 on Sunday.
“From my point of view when you are analizing 10 months, there is no player better than him,” said City manager Pep Guardiola of the Belgian midfielder.
“Maybe there are numbers better but for me he was the best. But it is my opinion, the opinions of the players could be different. But in the end, in summer time he will be at home being champion.”
City did pick up a prize from the PFA gala in central London on Sunday, though, as Leroy Sane won the Young Player of the Year.
Sane, another City team-mate David Silva, De Bruyne, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and Tottenham striker Harry Kane were the other five nominees for the main prize.