Nestor Colonia of the Philippines in the men’s 67kg weightlifting snatch event at the Southeast Asian Games in Manila on December 3, 2019. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines — After finishing near the bottom of his class two years ago, Nestor Colonia this time, was among the top placers in the men’s 67-kilogram weightlifting event of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Colonia, a Rio Olympian and a gold medalist in the 2015 Asian Championships, bagged the bronze on Tuesday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Colonia finished second to the last when he competed in the 56 kg class in the 2017 Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia reportedly due to a knee injury.He became the latest Filipino to win a medal in weightlifting after John Ceniza (silver), Mary Flor Diaz (bronze), Hidilyn Diaz (gold), and Margaret Colonia (silver).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Deni Deni of Indonesia won the gold medal while Xuan Hoang Dinh of Vietnam snagged the silver. Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations LATEST STORIES The 27-year-old Colonia registered a total lift of 287 kgs after tallying 127 kgs in the snatch and 160 kgs in the clean and jerk.SEA Games: Coach expects more weightlifting medals for PHFEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday MOST READ SEA Games: 16-year-old nabs pencak silat silver medal for PH No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee
In the other case, justices ruled 5-3 that Tennessee Death Row inmate Paul Gregory House can use new evidence to try to get his conviction overturned in the 1985 murder of a neighbor. DNA testing revealed that semen found on Carolyn Muncey’s nightgown and underwear belonged to her husband, not House. “House has cast considerable doubt on his guilt,” Kennedy wrote. The ruling lowers the bar for inmates who want to get a new hearing on evidence that was not used at their trials.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2It was a slap to the Bush administration and 25 states, which supported Florida in arguing that allowing new appeals would jeopardize finality and justice for victims’ families. “A series of court rulings have created so many chances for appeal that whether we have the death penalty or not is almost becoming moot when people are spending all of their natural lives on Death Row rather than having the sentence be complete,” Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday. The winner in the case was Death Row inmate Clarence Hill, who was strapped to a gurney with lines running into his arms to deliver the drugs in January when Kennedy, acting on behalf of the court, intervened and blocked the execution. Hill is on Death Row for the 1982 killing of Pensacola, Fla., police Officer Stephen Taylor. Following the court’s intervention in the Hill case, executions were stopped in California, Maryland and Missouri. Another state, North Carolina, began using a brain-wave monitor in executions to assure a federal judge that inmates would not suffer pain. In California, attorneys for Michael Morales, who had been scheduled to be executed last February for the 1981 murder of a Stockton teenager, have filed a lawsuit arguing that Morales might feel too much pain if the sedative used in the lethal injection process did not make him unconscious before two other drugs were administered – one to paralyze him and another to stop his heart. WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court made it easier Monday for Death Row inmates to contest the lethal injections used across the country for executions and to get DNA evidence before judges in a pair of rulings that hinted at fresh caution on capital punishment. The decisions, both written by moderate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, ease the rules for longtime prisoners to get their cases back into court and could add years to their appeals. “Today’s decisions are further evidence of the Supreme Court’s increasing discomfort with many aspects of the death penalty system,” said Steven Shapiro, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union. The vote was unanimous in allowing condemned inmates to make special federal court claims that the chemicals used in executions are too painful – and therefore amount to unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.