Sor Rungvisai would bring out best in Ancajas, says trainer

first_imgADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ancajas and Sor Rungvisai have been very vocal about fighting each other in a title unification clash and it could happen soon after Ancajas along with Jimenez and international matchmaker Sean Gibbons met and congratulated Sor Rungvisai inside the ring following the bout.The 26-year-old Ancajas is coming off a split draw against Alejandro Santiago of Mexico in Oakland. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Photo taken from Joven Sports Promotions Facebook pageJerwin Ancajas and his team got a close look at potential foe Srisaket Sor Rungvisai late Saturday night after sitting ringside in ONE: Kingdom of Heroes event at Impact Arena in Thailand.Sor Rungvisai, the eighth-best pound-for-pound fighters in the Ring Magazine’s list,  earned a lopsided win over Mexican challenger Iran Diaz to retain his WBC super flyweight title a performance that thrilled his hometown crowd and left Ancajas licking his chops.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentscenter_img Melee at UFC 229 after Nurmagomedov chokes out McGregor 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 award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew READ: Unfazed Sor Rungvisai aims to unify super fly titles, eyes fights vs Ancajas, Nietes“Sor Rungvisai leaves himself open because he has this habit of dropping his hands,” Ancajas, the reigning IBF super fly champion, told the Manila Bulletin’s Nick Giongco, who covered the bout in Thailand. “He allows himself to get hit.”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 ChrissJoven Jimenez, Ancajas’ trainer and manager, sees Sor Rungvisai’s style as a perfect fit for his prized ward.“Sor Rungvisai is right there in front of you and he doesn’t mind getting hit,” said Jimenez in an interview with the Manila Bulletin. “This is the type of fighter Jerwin wants, a style that would bring out the best in him.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READlast_img read more

Lawyers Unhappy over MOJ’s Delayed Response

first_imgThe legal team representing the interests of former lead prosecutor, Atty Sam T. Solomon, the lawyer seeking seven years and four months unpaid salary totaling LD$1 million and U$144,000, have written Solicitor General, Betty Lamin Blamo, expressing their disappointment with the ministry’s continued delay to provide documents alleged to have contained payments made to Atty. Solomon through bank account and statements.Last year, Solomon’s lawyer complained to the Supreme Court, through a petition for the writ of “Mandamus,” to order the ministry to pay him for the seven years and four months he worked for the country without being paid.The ministry is, however, refuting his allegation that it has all relevant documents, including bank account and statements to defend themselves against their former employee’s claim.Based on the claim and counter claims, when the parties appeared before the Justice in Chambers of the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, instructed the ministry to produce the documents to Atty. Solomon’s lawyers for their perusal, which they claimed the ministry has failed to do.“We write as a follow-up to the assurance given us at the recent conference with His Honor Kabineh Ja’neh, presiding in Chamber at the Supreme Court of Liberia, during which you proposed to provide us detailed evidence of the bank account and statement of Mr. Sam T. Solomon, City Solicitor of the Monrovia City Court, that he has and continues to take pay for the last eight months.“It is almost three weeks now since the conference was held, and it would seem that because of your continued engagement with other matters, the urgency of providing such information which seems the best evidence in the case is strangely lost or relegated to the altar of irrelevance at the determent of Mr. Solomon.“We want you to see the communication as a reminder that we urgently need the documents allegedly containing the bank account and statement of Mr. Solomon, that you promised to provide about three weeks ago, in order help us find the truth in the matter…“We trust that you will provide the information on or before October 18, or else we will have no other alternative but to reverse to the office of the Chamber of Justice for continuation of the matter,” said a communication addressed to Solicitor General, Cllr. Betty Lamin Blamo.In their petition, Atty. Solomon’s lawyers asked the High Court to compel the ministry to pay him arrears for seven years and four months.In a letter dated June 20, 2007, they said that Solomon is a victim of “atrocious neglect and denial employed by the Justice Ministry with rights and privileges and assigned to the Monrovia City Court for the last seven years, carrying out and performing his duties, which was never disputed or challenged.”According to the petition, Atty. Solomon stated that all his attempts to bring the matter to the attention of his bosses at the Montserrado County Attorney’s office or the Ministry of Justice, have fallen on deaf ears. He said the “blatant denial of his rights” has not only exposed him to undue financial hardship, but unnecessary embarrassment.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Joint Statement by UN, AU and ECOWAS on Recent Inciteful Messages in the Media

first_imgThe United Nations (UN), the African Union Liaison Office in Liberia (AU) and the Office of the Special Representative of the ECOWAS Commission in Liberia (ECOWAS) note with grave concern the use of inciteful messages in the media, particularly in the social media, which has become intensified in recent weeks and days.“Liberia has taken great strides in building peace and stability. It is encouraging that the Kamara Abdullah Kamara Act of Press Freedom was recently passed by the Legislature, ensuring that all Liberians are entitled to all the protection that this new law extends,” the three multilateral organizations said in a joint statement Thursday, Feb 21. “It is important that all Liberians respect all the laws and exercise their rights freely, but always in a manner that carries responsibility towards other people and towards the nation. The UN, the AU and  ECOWAS, believe that this is a time that all Liberians need to come together to ensure that the hard won peace is sustained and a greater focus on the development of Liberia should be paramount, rather than media messages that distract and promote violence.”The three multilateral organizations say they hereby condemn all such media messages that threaten peace and stability of Liberia and call on all to take immediate steps to refrain from acts and utterances that are inimical to peace and stability in Liberia. We shall continue to closely follow the media as well as the political climate, and remain committed to supporting the people and government of Liberia in all their endeavours for a peaceful country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sometimes you have to lose your way to find yourself, says Goonwattie Harrynarine

first_imgQuite often we discover our best selves in moments of peril or even after we would have fought a losing battle. It is in those situations that we discover what we are capable of and how we can transform our lives and the lives of those around us, realising our true potential.  It is loss that made Goodwattie Harrynarine realise that she has more than what it takes to make a name for herself in the music industry. It is that very loss that led her to making more music and not just any kind of music, but music that resonated with her listeners and today she can boast as being one of the women on the forefront of changing the face of Chutney music in Guyana.The 25-year-old Shieldstown, West Coast Berbice resident is popularly called Amrita and is one of the most notable residents in her community. Not because she is a Chutney artiste rather because of her love for music. Amrita’s story started in the mandir.She considers singing the praises of God as her big break. From a very young age, she has been actively involved in the local temple scene and singing melodious bhajans. For her growing up meant school, a little time with friends and more time in the mandir, since she comes from a staunch Hindu family. At the age of five, Amrita took up singing and dancing and now she is regarded as being accomplished in both fields. She has been participating in various signing competitions and one of the biggest stages she has been on is the GTT Jingle and Song Competition, which she did not win.It was following that loss that she worked to perfect her craft and ever since has been making her mark. Amrita is also a regular in the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha’s Kala Utsav festival. Now she is dabbing her feet in the Mashramani Chutney Monarch Competition and is the only female participating.By being the only female, Amrita is hoping that she can influence the current generation of young ladies and show them that women can do anything a man and do it even better than the guys. She is hoping to grab the first prize with her track called “Dulaha Dulahin”.According to her, the song is about a bride and groom at an Indian wedding as they make their way down the stairs. She notes that it was written with guidance from former Chutney Queen Vanita Willie.With this being her first major Chutney performance, Amrita said that the state of the local music industry was not one very encouraging, since there was major support lacking. She notes that getting corporate sponsorship was the biggest challenge since most companies opted not to give their support to an up-and-coming artiste, rather they play it safe and support those who are already established. Additionally, she notes that getting the local stations and DJs to play your music is another task, since they are more ‘foreign-minded’. She is hopeful that that will change as more progress is made. For now she continues to make music and is concentrating on making herself a household name, not only in Guyana but further afield.last_img read more

Valencia win the race to sign Man City youngster

first_img Bruno Zuculini 1 Manchester City midfielder Bruno Zuculini is on the verge of joining Valencia after a proposed move to Sunderland fell through.The 21-year-old arrived at City from Racing earlier this summer and looked set to move north to Wearside for the whole campaign.But due to Financial Fair Play rules, Zuculini was not allowed to join the Black Cats and will now head to Spain.As talkSPORT told you last month, there was a trio of La Liga clubs hoping to land the youngster – and now Valencia have won the race.According to reports, the Mestalla side will pay a loan fee of around £500,000 to keep him all season.last_img read more

D.A. might review vote applications in Assembly race

first_imgGLENDALE – The county’s top election official said Tuesday her office has asked prosecutors to look into hundreds of absentee ballot applications submitted by state Assembly candidate Paul Krekorian’s campaign. The county registrar of voters office said some of the information on the applications didn’t match voter records. “The birthdays were different, the signatures appeared different,” Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Conny McCormack said. “So after one or two looking like that, they started looking at them and it appeared to be more prevalent.” A spokesman for Krekorian, a Burbank school board member running for the 43rd Assembly District seat, said any irregularities were not the work of the campaign staff. They are obligated to give county officials whatever absentee ballot applications they collect. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsBut McCormack has asked the District Attorney’s Office to investigate the irregularities. The primary is June 6. The registrar sent letters May 8 to about 1,000 voters whose applications were in question and heard back from 387, McCormack said. Of the respondents, 106 said they had not filled out the application, while the rest said they had. The Krekorian campaign, which is trying to bring in new voters in the Armenian-American community, has been mailing and handing out absentee ballot applications and leaving them in senior centers, said Eric Hacopian, a Krekorian consultant. “You have thousands of people that have never really participated in the process and that are being brought in, and that is a recipe for confusion and it is a recipe for problems,” he said. “We’re not trying to steal votes, because that’s a dumb way of doing it.” Krekorian’s opponent in the Democratic primary, Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero, held a news conference Tuesday to air concerns about the irregularities. The District Attorney’s Office has not yet received the material from the registrar of voters and couldn’t comment on any potential investigation. “Just because a complaint or information is sent to us that does not mean that we automatically open an investigation,” said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office. (818) 546-3304160Want 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

Antelope Valley Weekend

first_img“Robin Hood” will be performed, 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $12 adults and $5 ages 17 and younger. Call (661) 723-5950. Like Father, Like Son will perform, 8 p.m. Saturday in the Black Box at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. All seats $14. Call (661) 723-5950. Quartz Hill High School students will perform the Halloween comedy “The Creature Creeps,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 28 and 29 in the 200 quad cafeteria at the campus, 6040 W. Ave. L, Lancaster. Tickets: $4, or $3 for Quartz Hill High students with Associated Student Body cards. “Samuel Beckett Gets The Blues” will be performed, 8 p.m. Oct. 28, 29 and Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12; and 2 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Black Box Theatre at Antelope Valley College, 3041 W. Ave. K. Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military; and $5 for students and AVC employees. Call (661) 722-6300, Ext. 6728. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Pride and Prejudice” will be performed, 8 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets: $15 adults and $10 for ages 17 and younger. Call (661) 723-5950. Tony Molina and Friends perform salsa music and Latin ballads, 7-10:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Desert Inn, 44219 Sierra Highway, Lancaster. Call (661) 942-8401. Ranger-led nature hikes will be held at 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce. Meet in the first small parking lot by the ranger station. Call (661) 268-0840. Mojave Desert Information Center offers natural history exhibits, videos and a touch-screen computer to find out more information about desert state parks and the surrounding areas. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at 43779 15th St. W. Call (661) 942-0662. Bingo will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday by the Knights of Columbus, 719 W. Ave. M. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $7. Club membership: $20. Call Hester at (661) 718-8997. Fun After 40 Ballroom Dance Club dance, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Palmdale Senior Center, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale. Lessons are available, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for $2. Admission: $2 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Bring small dessert. Call (661) 943-0210 or (661) 267-5551. The Antelope Valley Weekend column runs weekly. Fax information or updates to (661) 267-5747 by noon Wednesday. Mailing address is 1645 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite D, Palmdale, CA 93550, attention: Entertainment. 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

Adams jumping the gun?

first_img Adams said he decided not to run again because he believes that 16 years was long enough. “When I ran in 1993, my oldest son (Darryl Jr.) was 2 years old and he’s scheduled to graduate (from high school) in 2009,” he said. WORKERS FORUM: A representative from the United Farmworkers will speak at a forum on farmworkers at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave., Whittier. The Whittier Interfaith Council and CLUE, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, an interfaith association of more than 400 religious leaders throughout Los Angeles County, are sponsoring the event. Farmworkers also will speak. IMMIGRATION TALK: Jim Gilchrest, founder of the Minuteman Project that tries to enforce immigration laws, will speak at the 7:30 a.m. Nov. 18 breakfast of the Whittier-San Gabriel Valley chapter of the Los Angeles County Lincoln Clubs. The event will be held at the Pacific Palms Conference Center, One Industry Hills Parkway, Industry. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, write LACLC, 6055 E. Washington Blvd., Suite 228, Commerce, or call Peter Bylsma, (323) 215-4500, or via e-mail at TOP RATING: Rep. Linda Sanchez has received a 100 percent rating from the National Breast Cancer Coalition for her voting record in the 108th Congress. Sanchez was one of only 97 members in the House and Senate to receive a perfect score in the fight to cure breast cancer. “I am proud to be a strong advocate in the fight against breast cancer,” Sanchez said. “We owe it not only to our mothers and sisters, but to our daughters and future generations of women.” Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax to (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022; or e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In Roosevelt’s case, he announced soon after he was elected in 1904 that he wouldn’t run again, Peters said. But later he would have liked to run, but couldn’t because of his promise. Adams still has to get re-elected first on Tuesday. He was first elected to the Norwalk-La Mirada board in 1993. Adams said he doesn’t think it’s a mistake to say that he doesn’t plan to run again. “I don’t think it makes me a lame duck,” Adams said. “The thing that makes you a lame duck is how you view yourself and how you perform your duties.” In 2001, Peters followed his own advice when he waited until the end of his term to announce that he was not going to run for re-election. Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. What do Norwalk-La Mirada school board member Darryl Adams and Theodore Roosevelt have in common? Not much, but both announced about four years in advance they wouldn’t run for re-election. And former La Mirada Councilman David Peters, also a professor of political science at Biola University, thinks both made a mistake. “It makes you a lame duck four years in advance,” Peters said. last_img read more

Students get look at hospital’s O.R.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The operating rooms were also open to members of the public. Participants learned about how lasers are used to burn away cancerous tissue, how cameras at the end of a scoping device help in surgery and how ice is placed on a patient’s heart to slow down its beating during surgery. Alexander Quesada, 13, a student at Crescenta Valley Adventist School, wants to be a medic in the Marines. “I’m learning a lot about surgical objects and how to use them in different types of surgery, such as open-heart surgery,” he said. Emily Kim, 14, wants to be a doctor, a profession her parents want her to pursue, although several months ago she wanted to be a fashion designer. “I want to be a doctor, but not like heart surgery and stuff, because I don’t really like blood,” said Emily, who is leaning toward pediatrics. GLENDALE – Glendale Adventist Medical Center was transformed into a classroom Thursday as young students filed through operating rooms to learn about heart operations and the latest surgery technology. Medical industry professionals answered a range of questions from the elementary- and middle-school students, from what are the worst spinal injuries (those caused by snowboarding or being hit by a car) to what happens when a surgery fails (it has to be repeated). Some students reacted in horror when, as they entered one operating room, they were greeted with a video of a heart surgery. But overall, they appeared to enjoy the tour. “This is an opportunity for the kids to learn what happens behind these closed doors,” said Scott Reiner, the hospital’s CEO. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 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_imgRoma McLaughlinIreland Women’s Under 19’s secured a third straight win in the UEFA European Championships by beating Sweden 2-1 tonight to reach the semi-finals.Known as ‘The History Girls’, they produced another remarkable display at the UKI Arena, Jessheim, Norway thanks to goals from Savannah McCarthy and Megan Connolly to follow up on the wins over Spain and England.Roma McLaughlin, from Greencastle – who is still just 16 and the youngest player in the entire tournament – didn’t play tonight but was cheering on from the sidelines. It wasn’t a great start for Dave Connell’s team as Sweden took the lead after just eight minutes when captain Julia Wahlberg ran onto a through pass and fired in from a tight angle.Typical of this Ireland team though, they set about responding straight away. With Chloe Mustaki leading by example in midfield, the momentum started to swing towards the girls in green.Clever running off the ball from Katie McCabe, Sarah Rowe, and Amy O’Connor pulled Sweden away from their central base, while Grace Wright and Keeva Keenan got forward from full-back.The only thing missing was a measured pass and Connolly provided it on 21 minutes. A free-kick inside her own half didn’t look like being a threat but she picked out McCarthy to head in. Sweden goalkeeper Zecira Musovic couldn’t get to McCarthy’s looping header, but she did well to deny McCabe two minutes later when the Raheny United attacker unleashed a shot at goal.With temperatures soaring at pitch level, referee Zuzana Kovacova called for a cooling break on the half hour but it was more of the same from Ireland once play resumed.A shot from distance from Julia Anna Ekholm tested the alertness of keeper Brooke Dunne, although Connell’s team finished the first half on top. And they set about building on it in the second period.Sweden, who needed a win by a two-goal margin, tried to score again with Ekholm firing at Dunne again, however Ireland’s organisation held their opponents off and they used the ball well.A second goal was next on the wishlist and Connolly supplied it on 80 minutes. After McCabe earned a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area, the Cork native curled in an effort via the underside of the crossbar. Ireland then held on to record a huge win and they will be back in action on Thursday, where they will be prepared to write another chapter in history as the final is only one more game away,REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Dunne; Keenan, O’Connell, McCarthy, Wright; Connolly, Mustaki, Dwyer; Rowe (Shine 58), O’Connor, McCabe (Carson 88).SWEDEN: Musovic; Ekholm, Bjorn, E Karlsson, N Karlsson; Andersson (Angeldal 76), Hurtig, Wahlberg, Curmark (Okvist h-t); Blackstenius, Olme (Jansson 70).REFEREE: Zuzana Kovacova (Slovakia) DONEGAL’S ROMA McLAUGHLIN SAVOURS REACHING EUROPEAN SEMI-FINAL WITH IRELAND was last modified: July 21st, 2014 by John2Share 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:GreencastleIrelandroma mclaughlinU19sWomenlast_img read more