Nattawut, Ramazanov triumph in ONE: Super Series

first_imgMOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ramazanov didn’t need to go the distance as he knocked out Andrew Miller just 57 seconds into the second round.Nattawut was the superior boxer and Mann learned it the hard way throughout the fight particularly in the third where he took vicious combinations upstairs that left the right side of his face swollen.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 ChrissMeanwhile, Adrian Pang snapped out of his funk after scoring a TKO win over Kota Shimioshi.The fight was stopped in the second round due to a nasty cut above the right eye suffered by Shimioshi in the opening round. Meralco overcomes Phoenix twice-to-beat edge to enter PBA semis LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 awardcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ONE CHAMPIONSHIPSINGAPORE — Jo Nattawut and Alaverdi Ramazanov shone in a pair of Super Series Muay Thai bouts in the undercard of ONE: Heart of the Lion Friday night at Singapore Indoor Stadium here.Nattawut cut down the much taller George Mann to size and won by unanimous decision.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Granger has shown utter contempt for Guyana’s Constitution

first_imgDear Editor,There was a successful passage of a no-confidence motion against this Government on December 21, 2018, to which Article 106 (6) and (7) gave specific instructions as to the way forward.The Granger Government, in typical PNC fashion, has been trying every which way to stave off this sure directive. There have been endless court scenes, which I call frivolities, into the validity of the vote, among some other trivial matters, which will eventually amount to nothing. The stubbornness and illegal mentality of this Government urge them on to show more contempt, as they try somehow to circumvent the Constitution. In this regard, we are about to see a constitutional crisis very soon.Now, as that constitutional crisis, pariah state situation, looms bigger and brighter, many in civil society are calling on the Government to honour the Constitution. They have every right to do so because respect for the law stands supreme in any civilised society unless we want to fall victim to a lawless society, which is something the PNC are driving us into.Those civil groups are acting in a responsible manner, thus calling on the guilty party, which in this case is the Government, to own up to the realities of the day, resign, and call elections. But instead, they and their support press are manufacturing a ton of lies in a vain effort to prop up their hopeless situation.They have even gone so far as to blame the coming crisis on the Opposition Leader who is the innocent party in all of this. Why blame the Opposition Leader for this mess when you have an obstinate Government which does not care about people or country? Granger and his lawless PNC members have shown utter contempt for law and order as well as the people over whom they govern. From the very first day in office, this Government ruled on a narrow party basis, the needs of the people were far removed from their vocabulary. The people were second class or no class where they were concerned. From the onset, it was how to please themselves and their party people using State funds. Volda Lawrence aptly expressed that fact so there is no need to clarify anything whatsoever in that well thought out, well-established fact of the PNC. Do not shift the blame; please cast the accusatory finger in the direction where it rightfully belongs.So, when that same group of persons is suggesting that the Opposition Leader meets with Granger for another round of discussions, I am re-echoing the words of Jagdeo that there would be no meeting of the two. As the visionary doctor has said, he has no interest in another PR stunt with the President. When Granger respects the Constitution of this country, then and only then would he honour a meeting with him. And may I add, that discussion would centre on how soon we are going into the next general election.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

Shears-toting bandits nabbed after robbing couple

first_imgRanks of the Guyana Police Force have arrested two suspects who alleged attacked and robbed a young man and woman at Cummings Lodge, East Coat Demerara.According to Police reports, the incident occurred sometime around 00:30h at the University of Guyana Access Public Road, during which the victims were relieved of a cellular phone valued ,000 and ,000 in cash.It was reported that Anthony Dharamraj, 20, and Anisa Issehani, 18, both of Cummings Lodge, were walking on the UG Access Road when they were attacked by two men, one of whom was armed with a pair of shears.The perpetrators dealt the victims several lashes about their bodies before robbing them of their cell phone and the cash.The matter was reported to the Police and swift action led to the arrest of the two men. Searches conducted on the suspects found the stolen items in their possession as well as the shears used during the crime.Meanwhile, the victims were escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital where they were treated and sent away.last_img read more

Never Too Late To Learn

first_imgBeneficiaries of the Youth Community Literacy Program who completed the how to read and write programThe Assistant Minister for Youth Development at the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS), Kula V. Fofana, has called on those who recently graduated from the Youth Community Literacy Program to focus on their education, saying, “It is never too late to learn.”Youth Community Literacy Program, with support from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, is assisting youth and adults from Montserrado County to read and write.The program intends to teach 18 to 35 year-old, less fortunate, wayward, and school dropouts how to read and write.The program provides other skills for youth who may have formal education, but lacked technical knowledge or skills, such as computer, sewing, and soap making.Minister Fofana made the assertions on Friday at a program marking the 12th circle graduation exercise held at the 2nd Providence Baptist Elementary School on Johnson Street in Monrovia.She expressed delight to see young men and women being part of such a program that intends to help them make decisions about their respective businesses, and even their children.“Many people in Liberia need literacy education because it brings them up to the speed of technology. The issue of writing and reading cannot be overemphasized because of the huge benefits attached to it,” Minister Fofana said.She encouraged the graduates to advance themselves and not to look at age as a disadvantage when seeking further education.“You need to advance yourself to help the children at home with their assignments, manage your own businesses, and be able to make sound education decision that would help the family,” Fofana told the new graduates.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Denny Morrison showing signs he’ll be ready for the Winter Olympics

first_imgThe 28-year-old Fort St. John, B.C., native had another near podium skate on Saturday in the 1000m at the Essent World Cup Speed Skating event in Salt Lake City. Morrison finished fourth in 1:07.44 and missed a bronze medal by 0.41 seconds on a day that saw three of his Canadian teammates post personal bests and Sang-Hwa Lee of Korea lower her world 500m record for the third straight race.Morrison was also fifth here on Friday in his top event, the 1500m. He once held the world record and won two world titles at that distance.“Denny had a solid 1000m race,” said Speed Skating Canada’s long-track program director Sean Ireland. “It was an improvement over his races last weekend in Calgary, and it is his best placing since his injury last season. It was good to see him return to a very high level of performance this weekend that again puts him close to medal contention in both the 1000m and 1500m.”- Advertisement -Morrison was 11th in both events at the season-opening World Cup #1 in Calgary. He is making his way back after breaking his ankle while cross-country skiing in December 2012.last_img read more

Flyers start new year off in style

first_imgAlthough, credit must be given to Horse Lake. Despite being down by as many as 7 goals at one point, the Chiefs never gave up. Horse Lake took advantage of a Flyers team who took their foot off the gas pedal in the final period. The Chiefs managed to score a number of goals in the third period, with captain Travis Cunningham having a four goal game. Thursday’s game was a successful one for the Flyers, beating Horse Lake by a 12-7 final. Despite giving up multiple goals in the third period, their passing looked crisp, their hands soft and the teams chemistry looked sharp. Hopefully the Flyers can keep the offense rolling throughout the second half of the season. One thing is certain, if the team can consistently play the same game displayed in the first two periods Thursday, they will be one tough opponent for opposing teams. If the Flyers’ New Year’s resolution was to produce more offense on the ice, then mission accomplished.In Thursday night’s game against the Horse Lake Chiefs, the Fort St. John Flyers exploded offensively, beating the Chiefs by a score of 12-7. The victory was the Flyers’ third win in a row over Horse Lake.   The opening period started off at a furious pace, with both teams creating multiple opportunities to score. Although, it was Flyer’s goaltender Troy Hunt, who came up with two huge saves to keep Horse Lake off the score sheet.  – Advertisement -The first came only two minutes into the game as a Chief player was sprung on a breakaway, only to be denied by Hunt. Minutes after, thanks to some nice passing by Horse Lake, Hunt found himself facing a two on one and yet again, prevented the Chiefs from scoring that critical first goal.    Cue the offense. The Flyers gave thanks to their goalie for his solid performance, scoring seven goals in the first period.  The Flyers would score five more goals in the second and third periods, bringing their total on the evening to an impressive 12 goals. Leading the way offensively for the Flyers was Donny Lloyd who had a hat trick and Jeff Fast, who scored once and added three assists. Todd Alexander also had an impressive game, providing four helpers in the win. A number of other Flyers also finished the game with multi-point nights.Advertisementlast_img read more

L.A. Times parent mulls offer from Chicago mogul

first_imgCHICAGO – The Tribune Co. board of directors is considering an offer from real estate magnate Sam Zell to take the company private, but is leaning toward restructuring the company on its own, according to published reports. The company, whose properties include the Los Angeles Times, appointed a special board committee in September to review prospective offers. Pressured by a long-slumping stock price, the board intends to decide on a plan to increase shareholder value by the end of March, company officials said. The board would prefer recapitalization involving a spinoff of Tribune’s television stations and the payment of a bid dividend to shareholders, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday on its Web site. The proposal from Chicago-based Zell would involve buying the entire company with participation from an employee stock ownership plan, The New York Times reported for today’s editions. The deal would be highly leveraged, but employee stock plans have many tax advantages, including the ability to write off interest on debt, the Times reported. Zell’s spokeswoman did not return calls Sunday to The Associated Press; nor did Tribune spokesman Gary Weitman. 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

Roma coach delight at proving doubters wrong

first_img0Shares0000AS Roma’s players salute their fans after they edged out Azeris Qarabag 1-0 to top Group C and qualify for the Champions League last 16 © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEROME, Italy, Dec 6 – Eusebio Di Francesco hailed his Roma side for proving the doubters wrong after the Serie A runners-up qualified for the Champions League last 16 top of their group ahead of Chelsea on Tuesday.There was double celebrations for Di Francesco’s side on the night after it was announced just before kick-off that the construction of their new stadium had been given the green light. “It’s satisfying because nobody believed we could qualify at all, they assumed we’d be eliminated, but we worked hard, proved ourselves and won the group,” said Di Francesco who took over this season.Roma edged out Azeris Qarabag 1-0 to top Group C with Diego Perotti’s second-half header ensuring they finished ahead of Chelsea who were held 1-1 by Atletico Madrid in London with the Spaniards — finalists in 2014 and 2016 — eliminated.Roma’s path to top spot followed a solid campaign which included maximum points against Qarabag, beating Chelsea 3-0 in Rome, and coming away with a 3-3 draw from London, with their only loss 2-0 to Atletico Madrid in Spain.“It was a great victory, a difficult one, especially as I have no Champions League experience,” continued Di Francesco, whose side will now be seeded for Friday’s draw, where they could face teams including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as they bid for a first quarter-final appearance in 10 years.“We’re through and it’s with a great sense of pride. But in Italy we have the tendency to sit back. We have to change that mentality and not to be satisfied with what we have. We’re first ahead of Chelsea and Atletico. We won by suffering, it’s a sign of great mental strength.“We are among the best 16 teams in Europe and we have to think like a big team, that means not being afraid of anyone. Of course Real Madrid or Bayern Munich that could be a little more difficult than other rivals.”In the first half Roma failed to find a way through despite Edin Dzeko, Stephan El Shaarawy and Kostas Manola’s efforts with Bosnian goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic doing well to keep out a Radja Nainggolan strike and an Aleksandar Kolarov follow-up just before the break.But Perotti’s goal on 53 minutes after a Dzeko rebound turned the tide with the Romans dominating the remainder of the game although Qarabag came very close to an equaliser on 83 minutes with Michel’s header stopped by Alisson.At the final whistle the players waited for the end of Chelsea-Atletico along with their fans at the Stadio Olympico with the result greeted with joy.For their new 55,000-seater Stadio della Roma stadium their fans will have to wait until at least 2020, but the Champions League continues in February.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL ACTOR DESSIE KEEPS HIS TOE IN THE BUSINESS!

first_imgHe’s best known as dopey Dessie in the Bulmer’s advert.But now Letterkenny actor Dessie Gallagher has a new part in what is set to become a very popular commercial – this time for the irish Pharmaceutical Union. Simply click on the video to see Dessie keeping his toe in the acting game!DDTV: DONEGAL ACTOR DESSIE KEEPS HIS TOE IN THE BUSINESS! was last modified: October 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dessie GallagherdonegalIrish Pharmaceutical UnionTV advertlast_img read more

MAN TO BE SENTENCED IN INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH TODAY

first_imgThe man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight people in Inishowen will be sentenced today.Shaun Kelly appearing at an earlier court sitting. Pic copyright North West Newspics.Shaun Kelly, 25, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit court last week but had his case put back until today. Kelly, from Hill Road, Buncrana, pleaded guilty at the last sitting of the same court in July.Judge John O’Hagan has invited a representative from the families of each of the eight people killed in July 2010 to give a victim impact statement in court today.MAN TO BE SENTENCED IN INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH TODAY was last modified: December 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranacourtcrashdonegalShaun Kellylast_img read more