Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner make grand arrival in Las Vegas for fight week

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Beermen are going to miss Arwind Santos’ Spiderman dunk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup 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 award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LAS VEGAS—Two of boxing biggest stars kicked off fight week in style on Tuesday as eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and four-division world champion Adrien Broner arrived at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Tuesday for this Saturday’s welterweight blockbuster main event.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES The Filipino senator is determined to prove he has some gas left in the tank as he returns to defend the WBA Welterweight World Championship in his first fight on U.S. soil in more than two years in a must-see match up against the controversial Broner.The American boxer, meanwhile, is setting out to earn his first victory since a split decision win in February of 2017 followed by a disappointing unanimous decision loss to Mikey Garcia in July 2017 and a majority draw last April against Jesse Vargas.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 ChrissWBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao waves to fans at a hotel lobby in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Pacquaio is scheduled to fight Adrien Broner for Pacquiao’s WBA welterweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP) View commentslast_img read more

Flyers to play Dawson Creek in January for a spot in the Coy Cup

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Senior Flyers will clash with the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks with the winner advancing to play in the 2018 Senior Men’s AA Championships in Williams Lake.The best of three-game series will be the first time the two teams have played in such a scenario in nearly ten years.The series begins on January 14th at the North Peace Arena with puck drop at 2:00 p.m. Game Two sees the series switch to Dawson Creek on January 18th at 8:30 p.m. If necessary, the final game will be played on home ice for the Flyers with the game getting underway at 4:30 p.m.- Advertisement -The Coy Cup takes place in Williams Lake from March 27th to 31st.last_img read more

“The future of chess is bright” – Meusa

first_imgWendell MeusaNational Chess Champion and Coach Wendell Meusa under his organisation, the Wendell Meusa Chess Foundation (WMCF), is striving to spread the game of chess to students from an early age. As such, the Foundation has hosted its chess summer camp which was inclusive of two competitions.Admitting that chess is not very popular in Guyana, Meusa disclosed that the Foundation has a goal of pushing kids in Guyana to get involved in the sport. Aside from that, he is hopeful that he can produce players that are ranked internationally. “One of the main objectives here is to get these kids what we call a FIDE (World Chess Federation) ID. All of the participants should be getting an ID; this is the first step in receiving an international rating,” he said.Speaking on the attendance to the camp, the chess champion noted that there was an unexpectedly large turnout. Added to that, the students who were trained and graded performed exceptionally when it was time to put their newfound skill to the test.“This is the first time I’ve had a class where our lowest percentage was actually 92.5,” Meusa said in celebrating the children’s achievement. The programme also produced its youngest player, five-year-old Javier Ali.Meusa described the end-of-program competition as being “very competitive”. “It was very, very competitive. These kids have shown a lot of improvement.”Zeroing in on the specific areas that he has identified improvements in, Meusa stated, “We’re seeing more theoretical chess games, less blunders, less mistakes. We’ve seen positional sacrifices, tactical things, so these children are showing that they’re promising.”Coupled with their astonishing progress, Meusa highlighted that the majority of the players are at a fairly young age, thus giving them more time for improvement. “Most of them are between the ages of 14 and 15, so I think Guyana has a bright future with chess.”Ethan Lee, 15, could be considered the shining star of the programme, winning both of the tournaments hosted with a spotless record.last_img read more

Reports – Chelsea told £47.3m can land top La Liga star

first_img Antoine Griezmann in action for Atletico Madrid 1 Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann has a release clause of £47.3m in his contract, according to reports in Spain.Spanish newspaper Marca believe Griezmann, who was recently named La Liga player of the month in April, will be allowed to leave for a fee just short of £50m, with the release clause unlikely to be altered.The 24-year-old French international, who joined Atlético Madrid for £24m from Real Sociedad in August last year, has notched 22 goals in 34 La Liga appearances this campaign – more than Neymar, Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.Griezmann, who made his international debut for France against the Netherlands in March last year, has scored five goals in 16 appearances for Les Bleus and has also attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.It appears Mourinho will have to move quickly to fend off the interest from fellow European giants, though if the move goes ahead, an attacking trio of Griezmann, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa would give Premier League defenders many a sleepless night.last_img read more

Queen urges Taft kids to get along

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Wearing a brown shirt and beige pants, Queen Rania – an advocate of education, opportunities for youths and women’s empowerment – seemed to understand the students and where they’re coming from, even encouraging them to add a Middle Eastern person to their list of MySpace and Facebook friends. “It’s about reaching out,” she said. Her visit was arranged by the county Human Relations Commission, which in 2005 began working with the school, where a brawl among students prompted a campus lockdown. The school is among the most diverse in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In light of the violent incident, teachers began working with students to implement programs to improve student relations and conflict resolution. The queen, and mother of four young children, heard from some of those students, who talked about bridging the cultural divide. WOODLAND HILLS – The world’s youngest queen came to Taft High School on Wednesday, preaching a message of peace and understanding – a message the students knew all too well. For the past two years, they have established campus groups to bridge the gap between black and white, Muslim and Jewish, and gay and straight as a part of a program through the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. So when Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan spoke to about 500 of the school’s 3,000 students Wednesday, she had a captivated audience. “It’s not just about accepting diversity,” said the 37-year-old queen. “It’s about understanding the value of diversity. We have to make that effort to challenge assumptions, to try to get to know that other person even if they look different than us.” One by one, they approached the podium, giving the queen examples of how they’ve eradicated prejudice and promoted understanding on campus. For example, Abraham Hernandez and Sergio Astorga used to be enemies, just because one lived in the 818 area code and the other lived in the 213. Astorga is now the co-president of the Heart/Blue Ribbon Committee, a program that addresses racial and ethnic issues. “Once rivals and now friends, Heart has put into perspective what is important in this world, and has helped tear down much of the hatred I once had towards him and his group,” Astorga said. Then there’s Shawna Varagen, an openly gay female student who walks hand in hand with her partner on campus. “We are all fighting the same battle, whether black, brown, Jewish, Muslim, gay or straight,” she said. “Taft has become a place where students feel safe and free to express themselves.” Taft Principal Sharon Thomas said the programs have helped students learn to get along. “They’ve made them more tolerant, less angry toward groups that are different to them,” she said. “I think what they heard loud and clear from the queen was to continue that work, (to) try to make a friend who is very different.” At the end of the queen’s appearance, she said Taft was the first high school she had ever visited in California. Then she added, to rousing applause, “I think I made the right choice.” (818) 713-3699160Want 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

Collision leaves Arnold stitched up

first_imgGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger received 15 stitches in his lip Sunday after a traffic collision near his Los Angeles home, his spokeswoman said. Schwarzenegger was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle with his son Patrick, 12, when another driver backed into the street shortly after 3 p.m., spokeswoman Margita Thompson said in a statement. “The governor was unable to avoid the vehicle in his path and collided with it at a low speed,” she said. Schwarzenegger and his son, a passenger in the motorcycle’s sidecar, were released from St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica after being treated for cuts and bruises, Thompson said. The two, both of whom were wearing helmets at the time, were recovering at home Sunday night. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The other driver was uninjured. The governor was expected to keep his appointments today. No further details were immediately available. – Daily News 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_imgThe Ryan Tubridy Show set to tour The Wild Atlantic Way and the RTE star has kept his promise to visit Buncrana.The Ryan Tubridy Show has joined once again this year with Fáilte Ireland’s summer marketing campaign and will be broadcasting live with RTE Radio 1.Last month the RTE star told his listeners that the one place he would be visiting would be the Inishowen town.He was speaking in the wake of the Buncrana drowning tragedy which claimed the lives of five members of the one family. The Buncrana stop will be the first as Ryan visits the Wild Atlantic Way from Monday 30th to Thursday 2nd June with the ‘Tubs on Tour on the Wild Atlantic Way’ summer holiday broadcasts.People across Donegal will see the visual spectacle of the first Wild Atlantic Way and RTE Radio 1 bus – branded from top to toe with Wild Atlantic Way and RTE Radio 1 branding and Ryan’s image – travelling the Wild Atlantic Way taking in some key Discovery Points along the way and stopping off for live broadcasts in four locations along the route.The RTE Radio 1 team has a busy schedule as the popular host broadcasts live from:Buncrana, Co Donegal (Monday, 30th May) – Main St. BuncranaStrandhill in Sligo (Tuesday, 31st May), The Seafront on Strand Rd (beside the Strandhill Surf Shop)Clifden, Co Galway (Wednesday 1st June) – The main Market Square (outside EJ Kings bar and restaurant)Kilkee, Co. Clare (Thursday, 2nd June) – The West End Car park near the Pollock holes Ryan will be interviewing some local tourism businesses from the surrounding area and discussing some of the many activities and experiences available to anyone touring the Wild Atlantic Way.Fáilte Ireland is encouraging everyone to come out and attend the broadcasts.Looking forward to the arrival of the popular RTE Radio 1show, Fiona Monaghan, Head of Wild Atlantic Way, Fáilte Ireland, said they are delighted that Ryan has decided to experience the Wild Atlantic Way first-hand and more importantly tell his listeners all about it.“This is the third consecutive year the show has chosen to showcase the Wild Atlantic Way. This year spectators coming down to watch the broadcast in Buncrana, Strandhill, Clifden or Kilkee can expect to see plenty of festivities, interviews, live music, and of course prize giveaways as well as hear about local tourism highlights. We are encouraging everyone to come on down and join in the fun to bring the Wild Atlantic Way to life through the airwaves.”RTE STAR TUBRIDY KEEPS HIS PROMISE TO VISIT BUNCRANA was last modified: May 19th, 2016 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:buncranadonegalInishowenRyan TubridyWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more


first_imgDCCC manager Avril McMonagleMore than 250 people gathered in the Clanree Hotel on Friday for a Donegal County Childcare Seminar ‘Investing in Every Child’s Right to Education’.The Seminar was organised to mark the half way stage of an Atlantic Philanthropies funded project that sees a number of early childhood services in Donegal take part in a national training initiative aimed at informing early years policy. Donegal County Childcare is only one of 11 projects nationally to be successful in securing funding to take part in this national initiative.Avril McMonagle, County Childcare Manager received high praise at the event for her work in bringing this valuable project to the county.Delegates included representatives from the Donegal early years and primary school sectors, County Childcare Committee representatives from counties Meath, Sligo, Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Louth, Monaghan and Roscommon, representatives from the HSE, VEC, FAS, and students and lecturers from LYIT.The event was also attended by an impressive range of public representatives including 6 County Councillors and Deputies Padraig Mc Loughlainn, Charlie McConalogue and Thomas Pringle. A range of interesting presentations were included in the programme not least a very thought provoking and inspiring presentation by Avril McMonagle.She outlined what needs to be done to sustain, improve and protect Donegal’s large early childhood workforce and infrastructure highlighting the need to protect local service delivery in Donegal.Avril urged the 250 strong crowd to pay attention to the importance of the early childhood sector in County Donegal as a core component of our employment, economic and enterprise infrastructure and one that will play the most pivotal role in enabling people to return to work as the economy improves.Speaking after the event Avril commented ‘We are absolutely delighted with the response to the event. We had to change venue at the last minute due to huge interest – this is a great testament to the interest in early childhood education in Donegal and I would like to thank everyone for taking part and supporting us in our work’. DONEGAL CHILDCARE SEMINAR HEARS OF CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO EDUCATION was last modified: December 3rd, 2012 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:Avril McMonagleDonegal County Childcare Committeelast_img read more

Norco stays atop poll

first_imgA week after there was little movement in the Inland Valley Prep Football Top 10, losses near the top of the rankings threw everything into disarray. Norco remained undefeated and No. 1 with a 42-9 rout of Moreno Valley Canyon Springs. Chino’s 21-14 loss to Murrieta Valley dropped the Cowboys to No. 6, while Damien’s 31-3 rout at the hands of La Puente Bishop Amat knocked them down four spots to No. 8. As a result, still-undefeated Chino Hills moved up two spots to No. 3 with a 42-21 victory over Etiwanda. Likewise, Upland moved up two spots after shutting out Riverside Ramona on Thursday, 37-0. Kaiser also moved up two spots to No. 5 after downing Thermal Coachella Valley, 47-7. Diamond Bar moved up one spot to No. 7 between fellow Sierra League rivals Chino and Damien with a 24-21 victory over district rival Walnut. Previous No. 2 Rancho Cucamonga, No. 3 Chino and No. 4 Damien all lost, but only two of them dropped in the poll. Rancho Cucamonga lost by only two points (49-47) to Corona Centennial, ranked No. 2 in CIF-Southern Section Division V, and did not move in the poll. center_img The bottom two in the poll remained the same: Alta Loma, a 45-30 winner over Cajon, and Los Osos, which had a bye. Inland Valley Top 10 School (Record) Prv 1. Norco (4-0) 1 2. Rancho Cucamonga (3-1) 2 3. Chino Hills (4-0) 5 4. Upland (3-1) 6 5. Kaiser (3-1) 7 6. Chino (3-1) 3 7. Diamond Bar (3-0-1) 8 8. Damien (3-1) 4 9. Alta Loma (4-0) 9 10. Los Osos (3-1) 10 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

VWSA’s Polo production milestone

first_img4 May 2009Volkswagen South Africa marked the production of its 400000th Polo at its factory at Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape last month, with demand for the car being boosted by an earlier export order destined for Europe.Launched in South Africa in 1996, the second-generation Polo is top of the Ao hatch segment for the year to date, with a 19.8% market share.“In addition, over the past two years, the Polo brand has claimed the title of South Africa’s most popular passenger car with sales far outnumbering its nearest rivals,” VW South Africa said in a statement last week.Approximately 70000 Polo hatchbacks have been exported to countries in the Asia Pacific region since 2002, while the company also secured an order for an addition 6 000 units for export to Germany.“The new generation of this successful Volkswagen marquee will arrive in South African showrooms in 2010, having just been launched into the European market,” VWSA said.Export marketsVolkswagen South Africa said earlier this year that 40% of its total planned production volume in 2009 would be exported.Its initial export of vehicles occurred in the early 1990s with the clinching of an export deal for 12 500 left-hand drive Jettas destined for China.It then proceeded to win orders for third-generation Golf GTIs to the United Kingdom, a significant order for fourth-generation Golfs to Europe and, in 2004, started exporting Polos and new Golfs to the Asia Pacific region.Following on its Jetta export heritage, the company secured the order to export the latest Jetta model in May last year to countries including Australia, Japan and Great Britain.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more