Ancajas eager to prove himself in US bout

first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoAt this stage, Jerwin Ancajas is supposed to be tapering down for his defense of the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown against Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Feb. 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas.But since arriving in Los Angeles on Thursday (Friday in Manila), Ancajas has been very active, as always.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak The Las Vegas-based Arum went to Los Angeles Friday to give Ancajas a quick tour of Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym, where Manny Pacquiao earned his US spurs, in Hollywood.Arum brought the media along and Ancajas was overwhelmed by the gesture.Jimenez told the Inquirer that Ancajas did not suffer from jet lag so they can have good training sessions to go over their fight plans for Gonzalez.As in his three successful title defenses, Ancajas is in no hurry to stop the Mexican.According to Jimenez, Ancajas will study Gonzalez first and will likely make his move by the third round.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Wozniacki beats Halep to win 1st major at Australian Open He and trainer Joven Jimenez, along with fellow Panabo City pride Mark Anthony Barriga, a 2012 London Olympian and unbeaten mini flyweight (8-0), have been running in the morning and putting in gym work twice a day.Ancajas, 28-1-1 with 19 knockouts, wants to be sure he’s in optimum form when he makes a fourth defense of the crown he wrested from Puerto Rican McJoe Arroyo in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 26-year-old southpaw intends to use the fight, to be covered by ESPN, against Gonzales (21-1, 8 knockouts), as a showcase of his immense skills.Ancajas also wants to prove to his new promoter, Bob Arum, that he is worthy of the two-year, six-fight contract he inked with Top Rank. Team Ancajas will leave for Houston on Sunday, taking the connecting flight to Corpus Christi on the same day.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

That National Dialogue on Domestic Violence (Part 2)

first_imgDear Editor,The Caribbean Voice is inviting the First Lady to become lead partner in the Lay Counsellor Training Programme to be launched next year. With the First Lady in charge, this programme can truly be national in scope, and result in gatekeepers being in all communities — individuals who can proactively tackle all forms of abuse and suicide.Also, The Caribbean Voice is considering a national campaign to address domestic/intimate partner violence and femicide. Elements of this campaign are expected to include flyers (200,000 flyers) and posters (10,000), as well as focus groups across Guyana supported by the lay counsellor programme, our ongoing workshops, information dissemination and advocacy.Again, with the First Lady as lead partner in this effort, tremendous success can be achieved.We also urge the First Lady to include a module on mental health in all training programmes planned by her office. This would be more cost effective than separate mental health training. Besides, given that upwards of 200,000 Guyanese suffer from one or more mental health-related issues; that both suicide and all forms of abuse have mental health components; and that hundreds of thousands of other Guyanese have to deal with loved ones who suffer from mental health issues, mental health training becomes a critical necessity.The bottom line is that much of what we have had so far is rhetoric, pageantry, photo ops, and similar arid activities that waste scarce resources without impacting the issue in any fundamental way. So please, Madam First Lady, please do use this National Dialogue opportunity to start a process of concrete change.As a woman, wife and mother, you can far better empathise with the plight of our women folk; and as the First Lady, you have the capacity and scope to transform talk into action; not piece-meal, selectively and ad hoc, but concertedly, nationally and continually.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

ETU at ‘540’ Dedicated, But not Many Patients Expected, Doctors Say

first_imgA 300-bed Ebola Treatment Center, located at the New Ministry of Defense building in Congo Town, Monrovia, was last Friday dedicated by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, but doctors told reporters they don’t expect a flood of patients.“540,” the name of the community that hosts the Ministry of Defense building and new ETU in Congo Town, boasts 20 doctors, among them Cubans, 28 nurses and 68 other specialized medical professionals, including psycho-social counselors. Human resource officer, Lavele Sumbo told the Daily Observer that the center would receive patients beginning this week.  “Though the center can accommodate 300 persons,” Sumbo said, “we intend to admit ten patients a week.” He said the intent is to restrict the center to 100 patients to ensure proper care, due to the delicate nature of the disease. “It will also depend on the number of Ebola infested patients that will be brought to the center,” Sumbo said.  Health workers and doctors at the center held a meeting yesterday, preparing to receive its first patients, beginning today, Monday, November 3.  They, however, told the Daily Observer that with the positive decline of the infection and the lower report of Ebola victims, “We don’t expect to receive a rush of patients to this center.” Sumbo, who has worked at the J.F.K Medical Center as a nurse throughout the Ebola fight, expressed the hope that with the decline of infections, it would provide the center much capacity to care for the predicted few expected at the center. The united front to defeat the Ebola Virus Disease has been successful, simply because health workers and doctors were prepared to stake their lives to save their fellow Liberians. He recalled during the crisis period when Ebola victims were more than could be helped, “We could only do what was necessary by not abandoning our fellow Liberians who were in need in that critical period. “When I saw the recovery of more than one hundred infected Liberians,” Sumbo recalled, “I knew that the war against the Ebola Virus Disease was winnable.” Physician Assistant Lawrence Doe, who had trained in the People’s Republic of China said, “The fight against the Ebola Virus Disease” was a serious challenge to the medical profession. With reference to the dedicated ETU, Doe said that since the opening last Friday, there has not been any rush of patients, and as a result, there is a high hope that the center would not be overwhelmed. He could, however, not be specific about any prediction of the number expected, but Doe said a couple of weeks from now could make all the difference regarding the number of patients that would be cared for. The new Ministry of Defense building got the nickname 540, according to residents, as a result of former combatants who were housed there during President Charles Taylor’s administration, and were each paid US$540.00 a month.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mother Annie Kahn Gaye Dies

first_imgThe death is announced of Mother Annie Kahn Gaye, which sad event occurred on Monday, August 22, 2016 in Grand Gedeh County, following a protracted illness. She was 67.The late Mrs. Gaye was born on June 13, 1949 in Pour Town, Grand Gedeh County to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Kahn. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in 1970 in the Zayee Town Assembly of God Church, now White Chapel A.G. Church.Mother Gaye was wedded to Mr. Borbor F. Gaye in 1966. This union was blessed with nine children, eight of whom have survived her. They are Esther, Amos, Mrs. Cecelia Gaye Diahn, Mrs. Susannah L. Gaye, Mrs. Evelyn Gaye-Tarn, Mrs. Theresa Gaye-Teah, Julie T. Gaye and Fester N. Gaye. Mother Gaye’s husband predeceased her in the year 2000 in the Ivory Coast. A son, Alfred P. Gaye, also predeceased her.Mother Annie Kahn Gaye is survived by eight children; 20 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three brothers; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives in the Ivory Coast, other parts of Africa and in the United States.The funeral will take place in Grand Gedeh County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pac-10 roundup: Oregon stymies Arizona

first_imgOregon coach Ernie Kent put his arm around Aaron Brooks, smiled and whispered something in his ear. It must have been something like, “Thank you!” Brooks had another typically solid game with 16 points, backcourt teammate Tajuan Porter added 21 and Oregon cruised to a 69-50 victory over Arizona in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Tournament on Thursday. Arizona lacked intensity, energy and enthusiasm. Oregon had all of the above. “There’s no question in terms of who played the hardest, smartest and most competitive,” Arizona coach Lute Olson said. “It was definitely Oregon.” Arizona guard Mustafa Shakur was held to two points on 1-for-6 shooting. Freshman Chase Budinger had 10 points but only one rebound. He played just 12 minutes in the second half. “Chase’s rebound total in 28minutes is one,” Olson said. “He needs to be (productive) in all phases of the game.” Arizona (20-10), the No. 5 seed in the tournament, will likely make the NCAA Tournament, but the program has been known for its early-round losses, both in the conference tournament and NCAA Tournament. The Ducks have won four in a row following a three-game losing skid. Kent credited a few days off for keeping Oregon fresh as the reason for getting back on track. “We came to play defense, and we scrapped,” Brooks said. “We showed it on the court with our intensity, and we got all the loose balls. It showed on the court.” No. 11 Washington St. 74, Washington 64: Taylor Rochestie scored 20 points, including 11 over the final 6 minutes, and the Cougars pulled away for the victory over the Huskies. The Cougars’ 25th win was the second-most in school history, matching the 1916-17 team. Their third victory ever in Pac-10 tourney play advanced them to today’s semifinals against third-seeded USC. Derrick Low added 15 points, Robbie Cowgill 14 and Kyle Weaver 13 for Washington State (25-6), which swept its in-state rival during the regular season under first-year coach Tony Bennett. Quincy Pondexter led the Huskies (19-12) with 15 points. He was called for traveling and tossed up an airball in the closing seconds. Jon Brockman added 13 points and eight rebounds, helping the Huskies dominate the boards 31-21, including a 15-8 edge on the offensive glass. Washington State never trailed after snapping a 56-all tie with 6 minutes remaining. The Cougars closed out the game with an 18-8 run, including hitting 13-of-16 from the line. Rochestie had seven in a row during the run that broke open a tight game. The teams traded scoring runs earlier in the second half, with the Cougars’ 12-5 spurt giving them a 52-45 lead – their first since early in the game. The Huskies answered with an 11-4 burst to tie the score at 56-56. Neither team led by more than seven points in the first half, when Washington State shot 58 percent from the floor, yet trailed 36-32 at the break. Tied at 21, the Huskies outscored the Cougars 15-11 to end the half, with Ryan Appleby hitting three 3-pointers in the spurt. – Associated Press contributed jill.painter@dailynews.com (818) 713-3615 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Ducks, who play Cal in the semifinals today, held Arizona to 35 percent from the field. “For us, that was our best defensive performance in 10 years against Arizona,” Kent said. “They caused us a lot of problems early in my career. A big part was keeping them out of transition and keeping them off the glass.” last_img read more

Harambee Stars’ Omar sacked by Bulgarian club

first_img“I decided to remove Aboud Omar from the team and his contractual relations with the club will be suspended under the existing legal order,” Slavia president Ventseslav Stefanov said in a statement.The 25-year-old left back, who is yet to comment on the club’s decision, became the first Kenyan player in the Bulgarian league when he joined them in 2016.He was instrumental in helping the seven-times Bulgarian champions qualify for the Europa League a few months later.“For no apparent reason, the player became cruel and arrogant,” Stefanov said.“He learned the most vulgar phrases in Bulgarian and began to address them to his team mates without exception.“The impudent Kenyan began to curse everything, related to life in our country and did not try to conceal his dislike for the Bulgarian state at all…”Stefanov said that all Slavia players unanimously supported his decision to dismiss Omar, capped more than 30 times by Kenya.-By BBC Sport-0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000ABUD OMARNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19 – Bulgarian club Slavia Sofia have sacked Harambee Stars left-back Aboud Omar, accusing the defender of insulting his team-mates and coaches.In a statement the club said the problems had been going on for several months and that he had also shown disrespect to Bulgaria.last_img read more

MCGUINNESS: ‘I FOUND WHAT HAPPENED IN CROKE PARK AT THE WEEKEND TO BE EERIE AND GENUINELY DISTURBING’

first_imgFormer Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has revealed that the events at Croke Park over the weekend has left him fearing for the future of the GAA and said something drastic has to be done in order to save it.McGuinness was in attendance for all FOUR games played at HQ on Saturday and Sunday.However, McGuinness was left dismayed at what he saw and says GAA powerbrokers must do something immediately to halt the ever-growing chasm that is developing within the game. McGuinness highlighted the fact that usually the August Bank Holiday weekend fixtures in football represented what some would call the ‘business end’ of the season.The games that were tight, tense and exciting which showcased all that is good about the GAA.However, what transpired was completely the opposite and left McGuiness fearing for the game he loves.All-Ireland Series: In his column with The Irish Times – McGuinness said, “I found what happened in Croke Park this weekend to be eerie and genuinely disturbing. It made me fear for the game. The gap between the elite counties and the rest is becoming a chasm. That is blatantly obvious now, and the GAA has to address this issue urgently.“This was the August Bank Holiday weekend: notionally the banner weekend for the All-Ireland football championship. And to say it was an anti-climax would be an understatement. At one stage on Saturday evening, Tyrone led Sligo by 0-20 to 0-10.“That is a huge margin in a championship game. What struck me was that Niall Carew, the Sligo manager, said afterwards that at least the team was competitive, unlike in the Connacht final.“And it was a comparatively fair point. But it is odd to think that a 10-point gap is now construed as competitive.Of course, held against what happened on Sunday, Sligo were highly competitive in their match. The scoreline in the Kerry-Kildare game was genuinely shocking. Kerry won by an aggregate 27 points. Merely to put up a 27-point aggregate tally is exceptional. It is a score you would more readily associate with a hurling game.And it wasn’t even Kerry’s full score, just their winning margin. 7-16 in an All-Ireland football quarter-final is a tally that should set the alarm bells off.Dublin V Fermanagh McGuinness said the joy of elation from Fermanagh supporters and players after the final whistle in a game in which they were well beaten in spooked him. “Then came the Dublin-Fermanagh match. I had met a few Fermanagh supporters before the game and their only wish was that they wouldn’t be “annihilated”. That was the exact word used. And in fairness to their players, that didn’t happen.“The contest was over fairly early on but the Fermanagh team kept chipping away and they played with a great spirit and got some good scores in the closing stage of the match. But it was the reaction of their supporters that made me take notice.“They were 10 points down with 15 minutes go to and you would think they were the team winning. They were jumping up and down in the stands and the team was applauded off the field.“And on the surface there was a moral victory there for Fermanagh people to celebrate. But it made me wonder about the level that most teams are aspiring to now.“I stayed in the stadium after Dublin had left and I was looking down at the pitch and the Fermanagh boys came back out and they were hugging their family and friends and the scene was one of joy.“And that spooked me because they had been well beaten in an All-Ireland quarter-final. And Fermanagh are a well-organised team with an All-Ireland winning manager on the sideline.“So what does that say about the future?MCGUINNESS: ‘I FOUND WHAT HAPPENED IN CROKE PARK AT THE WEEKEND TO BE EERIE AND GENUINELY DISTURBING’ was last modified: August 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAJim McGuinnessnewsSportlast_img read more

Award-winning Tuscon to be the star attraction at Divers Hyundai Open Weekend

first_imgIreland’s motoring journalists have crowned the Hyundai Tucson as ‘Irish Medium SUV of the Year 2017’, and there will be a chance to avail of some fantastic offers on the car and many more at Divers Hyundai this weekend.Journalists from print, online and broadcasting recently hosted the Irish Car of the Year Awards, which was attended by Ireland’s leading car brands, importers, distributors and other motoring dignitaries.The gala event saw the hugely popular Hyundai Tucson taking the prize of Irish Medium SUV of the Year 2017. As Divers Hyundai prepare for the National Open Weekend this Saturday and Sunday 12th and 13th November, they have said that success story of the Tucson has been truly phenomenal since it was launched just a year ago. As Donegal and Ireland’s best-selling car this year, the Tuscon has moved into a different gear from day one and stands proud at the top of the pyramid in car sales throughout the entire country. Looking at the top ten brands at the time of going online, the figures for sales nationally this year are as follows. Hyundai Tucson – 7,414 Units Sold Volkswagen Golf – 5,001 Units Sold Ford Focus – 4,828 Units Sold Skoda Octavia – 4,643 Units Sold Nissan Qashqai – 4,579 Units Sold Ford Fiesta – 3,824 Units Sold Toyota Corolla – 3,718 Units Sold Toyota Yaris – 3,600 Units Sold Volkswagen Passat Saloon – 3,191 Units Sold Kia Sportage – 2,868 Units SoldThe figures speak for themselves, and at Divers Hyundai the Tucson is also proudly sitting at Number 1 spot in the county, with great interest already having been generated for the new ‘171’ registration. Test drive the Tucson and see for yourself why the country as a whole as made it the Number One seller. Spoilt for Choice for 2017The question has finally been answered: Scrappage is back, so for your new Hyundai next year you can choose from up to €5,000 scrappage or their 5 year Free Servicing or Free Insurance to the value of €800. Irrespective of the age of your car, if it is taxed, in your name for at least six months and is NCT’d you can get up to €5,000 scrappage on it at Divers.The all new IONIQTerence DiverThe Divers Hyundai Open Weekend coincides with the official launch of the all new Hyundai IONIQ. The new IONIQ is the world’s first car to offer regular Hybrid, plug-in Hybrid and all-electric in one model. Divers Hyundai are welcoming everyone along to their Open Weekend this Saturday and Sunday. They are open all day from 11am, where visitors can see the full Hyundai range and talk to the Sales Executives about what they can do for you. The team at Divers Hyundai will arrange a tailor-made package to suit your pocket or maybe it’s a PCP (Personal Contract Plan) that you may be interested in – PCP is the new way of financing your car. They are looking forward to meeting their guests this weekend and have expressed their thanks for making the Tucson Number One in Donegal and Ireland this year.Visit www.facebook.com/divers.hyundai/ for more information. Award-winning Tuscon to be the star attraction at Divers Hyundai Open Weekend was last modified: November 9th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

South Africa must recommit to moving women forward

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 8 August 2016 – South Africans will tomorrow Tuesday 9 August 2016 commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March.History records this as one of the defining moments in South Africa’s struggle for liberation since women who had historically been the victims of their gender, their race and their class stood up to protest against the dehumanising pass laws.On this occasion, which will forever be etched in the history of South Africa’s journey towards democracy, 20 000 women from across the country defied the triple oppression they endured to march to the Union Buildings, to call for an equitable society characterised by, amongst others, freedom of movement.Since South Africa attained its freedom and democracy in 1994, women have made strides in taking their rightful places in society.  The democratic government has from 1994, put the agenda of women and children, at the centre of its developmental programmes.Most importantly, South Africa’s commitment to building a non-sexist society in which women have the right to be treated equally and access opportunities, is enshrined in South Africa’s highest law – the Constitution.  Indeed, the Constitution commits all sectors of society to work towards achieving equality between women and men by eliminating racial, gender and all other forms of discrimination.The Constitution also emphasises that measures must be taken to promote the achievement of equality in all spheres of society. The right to fair employment, basic education, and civic participation are now constitutional rights while further opportunities for employment, education, and training must be made available to women and girl children.Brand South Africa’s CEO, Mr Kingsley Makhubela said: “As we commemorate National Women’s Month in August and Women’s Day on 9 August 2016, let us remember the brave women who strengthened South Africa’s fight for liberation and a society based on equality, non-sexism and non-racism.  Their strength and perseverance has been pivotal to the mainstreaming of gender issues in contemporary South Africa.”“Today our guiding framework to build an equitable country, the National Development Plan makes firm recommendations that the transformation of the economy should involve active participation and empowerment of women, and that the role of women as leaders in all sectors of society should be actively supported.”“It is time that all South Africans and all sectors of society come together to bring this vision of an equitable society to life.  It is time that women are empowered to transcend the barriers imposed by their gender, race and class.  South Africa’s growth and development depends on each of us and we will never achieve the fullest extent of our national potential if more than 50% of our population remains marginalised.  We must all play our part,” concluded Mr Makhubela.last_img read more

SA tackling challenges through NDP: Gordhan

first_img23 January 2014 South Africa is aware of its challenges and committed to resolving them through the policy framework provided by the country’s National Development Plan (NDP), Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told delegates at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday. The NDP, South Africa’s strategy for reducing unemployment, inequality and poverty by 2030, provides a strong platform for collaboration among business, government, labour and civil society. The plan promotes enhanced competitiveness, expanded infrastructure, greater spatial efficiency in growing cities, and accelerated rural development. It prioritises measures to build a capable, effective state that delivers services to citizens while encouraging business investment and growth. According to Business Day, Gordhan told delegates, including CEOs from around the world, that South Africa was well aware of its challenges in energy, infrastructure and skills, and was committed to resolving them. “We are quite determined to confront our challenges, and the NDP is the framework within which we are doing that,” Gordhan said. According to Business Day, Gordhan was upbeat about South Africa’s growth prospects for this year, saying that higher global demand and the continued recovery of economies in the US and Europe would support stronger economic growth in South Africa. “But the private sector will have to play an important role, together with other role players, to create the right levels of confidence,” Business Day quoted Gordhan as saying. Speaking to South Africa’s Davos delegation in Johannesburg last week, President Jacob Zuma urged them to tell the world that “we know exactly where we want to be by 2030 and we are working very hard to get there as South Africans. “We are busy factoring the NDP into the draft Medium Term Strategic Framework that will be discussed by the Cabinet that will be appointed after elections in its first lekgotla. “In a few months, the plan will have been mainstreamed in the work of every government department,” Zuma said, adding: “We do trust that the private sector will also factor the NDP into its own strategic plans in every company so that we move seamlessly together.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more