Bradley picks Pacquiao; Duterte to watch fight live

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, left, and Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse pose for photographers during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The two are scheduled to fight on July 15, in a World Boxing Association welterweight title fight in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)KUALA LUMPUR—Speed kills.After all these years, it still rings true for Manny Pacquiao.ADVERTISEMENT “He (Mahathir) wants to talk about insurgency and ISIS. We will be there July 16. After boxing, we will talk with Mahathir,” Roque’s tweet quoted the President as saying.Bradley was among the few elite fighters to have engaged Pacquiao in multifight sagas, winning via split decision in 2012 and losing by unanimous decisions in 2014 and 2016.Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera also tangled with Pacquiao more than once.Pacquiao still worked the mitts before enplaning from General Santos City to here Monday evening in a special flight exclusively for the 200-strong Team Pacquiao and supporters.Chief trainer Buboy Fernandez reported to that the senator completed 100 rounds of sparring against four boxers, including Australian George Kambosos. On top of it, Pacquiao logged in 130 rounds against the mitts.“Boxing all over the world will see a young Manny Pacquiao,” Fernandez said, “throwing a lot punches, more footwork, head movements and all he’s been showing before he won eight weight division titles.”Weight issuesMatthysse ended camp behind closed doors after they arrived here Thursday, with Diaz baring it was capped by an “explosive 10-round sparring.”Matthysse showed up later fully covered in trainers and compression tights.Diaz said they are monitoring the weight of his ward, whose main weapon is a powerful right hand and brazenness to launch it at will. —WITH A REPORT FROM CHRISTINE O. AVENDAÑO Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Durant: people told me I couldn’t do stuff At least as far as Timothy Bradley Jr. is concerned.Entering the final week before fight day, Bradley said both Pacquiao and reigning World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse possess knockout punches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But in the end, it would be the Filipino legend’s machine-gun fists and spell-binding movements that could decide the July 15 title bout.His forecast aligned with what the Argentine’s trainer, Joel Diaz, said after wrapping up their camp here Sunday night. Diaz said the 35-year-old Matthysse has “a devastating punch on both hands.”“I think it’s a great fight. I think the speed, the power is gonna give Matthysse a problem,” Bradley was quoted by ES News. “I think Matthysse will have his opportunities if he could get to him, but I think Pacquiao is going to move.”Presidential supportPresident Duterte will be in Malaysia to watch the bout live at Axiata Arena here.Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday night the President’s trip is a private one.But Roque also revealed through Twitter that the President will meet with new Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad the day after the fight.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Pressure Cooker of Anger

first_imgPeople with held up sad facesVexed at even the good o windTense their fists all thump readyOn street corners very angry eyesVent up as there are no real clueBoiling AngerAs to where it could have beenMany good guesses fill the mindsWhat really happened to the plane?No clues of the final moment everAnguish now turns into a nightmareOne that may never ever be solvesBoiling AngerShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Technical team assessing conditions – Ferguson

first_imgDeplorable roads at Parfaite HarmonieFollowing multiple complaints from residents in the communities of La Parfaite Harmonie Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has undertaken measures to assess the situation.On a recent visit to the area, many of the roads were seen with a barrage of potholes, some with as much as a foot in depth.Motorists have complained bitterly, particularly about the deep potholes which causes serious damage to vehicles when it rains, asThe Conditions of some roads in Parfaite Hormonie, WBDmotorists cannot judge the depth of the holes when they are filled with muddy water.On Sunday, Junior Public Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson and her technical team visited the communities to assess the road conditions.“We are visiting many communities really to conduct an assessment [of] the roads because that is the complaint we at the Ministry would have received, so I am here with my technical support staff to have an assessment done and to see how best the Ministry of Public Infrastructure can give to the NDC (Neighbourhood Democratic Council) and RDC (Regional Democractic Council),” Ferguson told this publication.She also noted that her team has assessed road conditions in Parfaite Harmonie, Onderneeming, West Minster and Recht door-Zee. When the Junior Minister was asked about time-frame in which residents can expect changes in the road conditions, Ferguson cautioned that housing schemes do not fall entirely under her Ministry and as such, only temporary reliefParfaite Harmonie residents tired of deplorable roadswould be given to areas.“I [want to] make it clear that Parfaite Harmonie is not fully under the Ministry of Public Infrastructure but because it is yet to be handed over to the NDC, we, in the interim [are] bringing some sort of relief to the people…to see how best we can put some temporaryJunior Public Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson with an assessment team on Sundayarrangements in place,” she noted.In the lead-up to the 2016 Local Government Elections, it was revealed that many of the newly created housing districts and communities have not been handed over to the relevant NDCs and Town Councils.This scenario has deprived many of the local democratic organs from the requisite finances through rates and taxes which can be used to foster development of the communities.Local Government Elections were held in March.last_img read more

Minibus driver arrested at home after accident

first_imgFollowing an accident on Tuesday morning in the vicinity of Demico House, Brickdam, the driver of the minibus implicated was arrested at his home and was expected to make his appearance in court on Monday.Twenty-five-year-old Francine Ramdass, a student of the ER Burrowes School of Art was reportedly struck down by the driver, whose name was given as Eugene while she was on the pedestrian crossing.The injured student was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital by the driver, who subsequently fled the scene. Ramdass sustained several lacerations on her knee, arm and lips, and was currently suffering excruciating pain.She told Guyana Times that she was on her way to class when the accident occurred. The student recalled that while she was partially conscious, the driver came out of his minibus and checked for damage before rendering any assistance to her.Meanwhile, the injured young woman complained of the sloppy treatment she received at the country’s leading health institution.Ramdass posited that she stood and waited for several minutes before being attended to, although she was in pain.She added that when she finally got to see the doctor, the woman just looked at her and said she was “okay”.The student further explained that she had to inform the doctor that her knee was hurting before she was examined.Upon examining the young woman, the doctor reportedly took several pieces of gravel out of her knee.Ramdass complained that her wounds were partially cleaned and were not dressed by the doctor, since there was no medical gauze or plasters. The student said she subsequently visited the Diamond hospital where the wounds were treated.last_img read more

Early Childhood Development Centre opens in Linden

first_imgAn Early Childhood Development Centre has officially been opened in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice).The Early Childhood Development CentreOne of several opened in various regions across the country, the centre is an initiative of the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA). The doors of the centre were officially opened on Monday to facilitate its first intake, though it had been commissioned some time ago.This facility has the capacity to cater for 45 children aged between three months and six years, but it currently has a little more than 20 children already registered.The centre’s opening was attended by numerous officials, including the Region 10 District Education Officer (Nursery) Yolanda Menthis, who explained that the facility aims to provide cheap, affordable educational services for working parents and their children.“The centre is a Government initiative to provide cheap, affordable daycare services for young people in the area, so that they can go back to work and have their children in a comfortable environment… Today, the first day, we had children actually coming in to start the daycare services,” she noted.Menthis added that the centre, which is equipped with seven childcare providers and a supervisor, has a structured timetable which caters for children to learn basic educational skills. She said the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) and Department of Education would also provide supervisory services from time to time. She encouraged those who have already registered their children to have them attend the center.Executive Officer for Early Childhood Development at the CCPA, Lavern Thorne, who was also present, noted that the centre will provide opportunity for parents to seek employment.She said caregivers have a mandate to ensure that children are well taken care of, and she noted that activities will be engaged in to foster the children’s development.“Everything that is going to be done has to be done through play, because play is the medium through which students learn at this age. The supervisors will have to ensure that everything that is being done relates to their development and the services that are going to be offered here are of high quality…“We would have put together a training module to give them the basic training that they would need in order to care for these children. We have caregivers who are presently at the University of Guyana pursuing the Early Childhood programme that is being offered there. So, we’re hoping that all the caregivers that are here will access that programme, and they all will be trained and qualified to care for children,” she added.The centre will be opened from 07:00h to 17:00h daily. It was built by the Basic Needs Trust Fund, in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).last_img read more

Blizzard Bike Club season set to start this weekend

first_imgBALDONNEL, B.C. – The Blizzard Bike Club is kicking off their 2018 season with their first race on Sunday.The race at the Baldonnel School will be the first of three each of the following Sunday’s that will feature snow, ice, gravel, and mud all in the same loop.This is the 22nd year doing the race, with the Bike Club being around since 1982. Their 2018 schedule consists of roughly 150 road, off-road, race time trial, Duathlon, mountain bike, Ranndonneur and train/coach ride events to chose from.- Advertisement -You must be a member to participate.Sunday’s race gets underway at 2:00 p.m. at the Baldonnel School.For more information on the 2018 schedule details or to become a member visit or their Facebook page.Advertisementlast_img

Community Events for the weekend of May 1st

first_imgSaturday, May 1, 2010  05.00 PMVeterans Appreciation Day Dinner & EntertainmentLegionFood ,Celebration – Advertisement – Saturday, May 1, 2010  07.00 PM – 11.00 PMSex, Drugs, Rock & RollLido TheatreTheatre & Performances Saturday, May 1, 2010  01.00 PM – 03.00 PMFSJ Mixed Slow Pitch Umpire ClinicBert Ambrose Elementary SchoolSports & Fitness Below is a list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John Saturday, May 1, 2010  08.30 AMFSJ Minor Softball Umpire ClinicBert Ambrose Elementary SchoolSports & Fitness, Conferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Saturday, May 1, 2010  09.00 AM – 04.00 PMFarmer’s Market Season OpeningNorth Peace ArenaMarket Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 – Saturday, May 1, 2010  07.00 PMStage North Presents, “Toronto, Mississippi”North Peace Cultural CentreTheatre & Performancescenter_img Monday, Apr 26, 2010 – Friday, Jun 4, 2010  10.00 AM – 11.00 AMStroller Fit Free Fitness ClassesEnerplexChildren & Family , Sports & Fitness Saturday, May 1, 2010  05.00 PMExpressions. 27th Annual Art AuctionQuality Inn Northern Grand HotelFundraiser , Art & Culture Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Saturday, May 1, 2010  10.00 AM – 02.00 PMFSJ Minor Fastball RegistrationKin ParkSports & Fitness Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 – Saturday, May 1, 2010  08.00 PM – 11.00 PMKarac Hendrix @ JD Fitzgerald’sJD Fitzgerald’s PubMusic Sunday, May 2, 2010  07.00 PMUnto Him Presents Going On With the SongNorth Peace Cultural CentreMusiclast_img read more

Puppy rescued from sweltering locked car

first_imgPICO RIVERA – A Chihuahua puppy made history here Wednesday when animal control officers under authority of a new law rescued it from a locked, parked car as the vehicle’s interior allegedly temperature topped 100 degrees. The pup is resting safely at the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority in Downey, officials said. Animal Control Officer Erin Kelleher saved the Chihuahua in the 5100 block of Industry Avenue about 1:50 p.m. after passers-by reported the animal panting inside the car, officials said. “The puppy was huddling inside, and as the temperature rose, we saw \ begin to pant. We had to take action,” said Capt. Aaron Reyes, director of operations for SEAACA. Officers forced open a window of the white Mazda hatchback without breaking it, then pulled the pup out, said Reyes. A California law that went into effect Jan. 1 prohibits anyone from leaving an animal unattended inside a vehicle, in hot or cold weather, with lack of adequate ventilation, without food or water or other circumstances that could endanger the animal. The legislation was authored by state Sen. Liz Figueroa, D-Fremont. Wednesday’s incident was SEAACA’S first case under the new law, said Reyes. He said he knew it was the first in the 12-city jurisdiction of the Downey office but was unsure whether it was the first in the state. Officials said they believe the animal had been left inside the hatchback for at least four hours, raising concerns as the mid-day temperatures rose. Kelleher reportedly placed a thermometer through the driver’s side window and recorded the vehicle’s interior temperature at 102 degrees. “What seemingly is a nice cool day outside turns out to be a microwave inside the vehicle, and people don’t realize that,” Reyes said. SEAACA has launched an investigation into the owner of the vehicle in which the puppy was found. Reyes said animal control officers left a notice on the vehicle, but the Chihuahua’s owner had yet to come forward. Misdemeanor charges may be filed following officials’ investigation. If convicted, the vehicle’s owner may face a $1,000 fine or six months in county jail, Reyes said. “If they don’t contact us, we will definitely be contacting them,” he said. “You expect these types of calls in the summer time. We’re not used to seeing them in late winter or early spring,” Reyes said. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024 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

Humbled Artest to return to Kings

first_imgFive days after his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, Ron Artest said he’d stumbled as a father and husband – and the Sacramento Kings announced they would let the volatile player return to the team. “First, I want to apologize to my wife, to my family,” Artest said Saturday. He then lowered his head and fought back tears for nearly a minute before continuing. “I want to apologize to the Kings, to my teammates, to the NBA, everybody.” The Kings had excused Artest indefinitely Tuesday from all team activities, one day after he was arrested at his home in a Sacramento suburb. A woman called 911 and said she had been assaulted, and a police report said Artest had slapped the woman’s face and grabbed her repeatedly, causing visible injuries on her hand and leg. At the hastily called news conference to announce Artest would play today against Denver, Artest promised to begin volunteering with domestic violence groups in Sacramento and said he would work to repair his personal life. Professionally, Artest said he was sorry for once again giving the NBA a black eye. “I definitely want to apologize for my behavior even to the … whole NBA, all the players, because the league is doing so well right now,” he said, “and Ron Artest once again is in the media for something other than basketball and I apologize.” Artest faces a March 22 arraignment. He was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and using force or violence to prevent a woman from reporting a crime. He was released later the same day after posting a $50,000 bond. Also: The NBA suspended Detroit Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace one game for receiving his 16th technical foul of the season. Wallace received his most recent technical foul with 4:56 remaining in the second period Friday in the Pistons’ 95-82 victory against Denver. Wallace will serve his suspension today when Detroit visits the Clippers. … Indiana Pacers guard Jamaal Tinsley was suspended for Saturday’s game against Philadelphia for conduct detrimental to the team. center_img 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

Chelsea hunt for replacement for stay-away Courtois

first_img0Shares0000Thibaut Courtois was voted the best goalkeeper at the World Cup in RussiaLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 7 –Thibaut Courtois’ failure to report to Chelsea training has heaped pressure on new manager Maurizio Sarri to find a new goalkeeper just two days before the Premier League transfer window closes.The 26-year-old Belgium international, linked with a move to Real Madrid, was granted an extended rest after his country finished third at the World Cup, but did not turn up for training on Monday. The Sun newspaper reported on Tuesday that he would miss training for a second day as the impasse continued.Courtois joined Chelsea from Belgian side Genk in 2011 and spent the next three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid before dislodging Petr Cech as first choice at Stamford Bridge.He has repeatedly stated his desire to move closer to his two children in the Spanish capital, and with just a year remaining on his contract, Chelsea risk losing him for a reduced fee in January or for free next summer.Second-choice ‘keeper Willy Caballero played in goal on Sunday as Chelsea lost 2-0 to champions Manchester City in the Community Shield.The Times said Chelsea had indicated they would accept his request for a transfer after a £35 million offer from Real if they could secure a replacement in time.The Premier League’s transfer window shuts at 1600 GMT on Thursday, heaping pressure on Sarri.The Times said Chelsea had turned their attention to Stoke City’s Jack Butland after Everton made it clear England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was not for sale.Eden Hazard, whose deal expires in 2020, has also long been the subject of speculation over a move to Real, but the forward was present at the club’s Cobham training base on Monday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more