Filipino Menchavez to make ONE debut in Macau

first_imgAnother Filipino fighter will strut his stuff in Macau for ONE Championship’s Pinnacle of Power card on June 23.Rodian Menchavez (5-1) is set to make his debut in the promotion, making it to the card that features interim ONE flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio (10-6) taking on undisputed ONE World flyweight titlist Adriano Moraes (17-2) in a title unification bout in the co-main event.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Eustaquio’s Team Lakay stable mates Edward Kelly (10-4) and Danny Kingad (6-1) are also in the card and are scheduled to face against Narantungalag Jadambaa (12-5) and Ma Hao Bin (10-2), respectively.Menchavez will bring his four-fight winning streak on the line against China’s Li Kai Wen (7-4), the ONE Featherweight Beijing 2014 Champion, in their featherweight bout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownONE Women’s World strawweight champion Xiong Jing Nan (11-1) will defend her title against Argentinian Laura Balin (10-2) in the main event at Studio City Event Center.Malaysia’s Ev Ting (15-4) will look to extend his winning streak to three fights against Japan’s Koji Ando (12-6), who is looking to stop his two-fight skid in their lightweight bout. Fajardo, Beermen make it 3 straight with rout of Dyip Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations The fight card will also include two fights in the super series, one in Muay Thai and the other in kickboxing.Lerdsila Phuket Top Team (186-31-5), a three-time Rajadamnern Stadium World Champion across three different weight classes, will face Cambodia’s Sok Thy (221-36-12) in the ONE Super Series Muay Thai division.Cameroon’s Alain Ngalani, a four-time Muay Thai and kickboxing heavyweight World champion, (25-7-1, 2 NC) will duke it out against the Netherlands’ Tarik Khbabez (42-5-1), who was a two-time Heavyweight Superkombat World Champion.Muay Thai practitioner Rui Botelho (17-6-2), who fights out of Portugal’s capital of Lisbon, will make his debut in the ONE Super Series against Japan’s Yoshinori Ogasawara (14-4-4).Mario Satya Wirawan (5-5) of Indonesia will look to stop his three-fight skid against Cambodia’s Rin Saroth (2-5), who’s lost his last two fights, in their featherweight match in the card’s opening match. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

GTZ Guilty of US$134,260 Unfair Labor Practices

first_imgThe National Labour Court at the Temple of Justice on Monday, January13, confirmed the ruling of the hearing officer at Ministry of Labour, which declared GTZ liable in US$134,260 Unfair Labor Practices.GTZ (which became GIZ – German Society for International Cooperation since 2011) is an international enterprise owned by the German federal government, and operating here under the Liberia laws.The Ministry’s hearing officer, Mr. Nathaniel S. Dickerson, in early 2011 held GTZ liable for 114 of its redundant employees in the amount of US$134,260, representing one hour of overtime pay for the period they worked for up until their dismissal in 2007.That ruling was rejected by GTZ and subsequently announced an appeal for “Judicial Review” with the National Labour Court.Delivering the court’s final judgment in the matter, Presiding Judge, Comfort S. Natt, declared that “GTZ failed to produce evidence in their case since the burden was upon them to prove their case by the preponderance of evidence.”Judge Natt further established that the  “ruling of the hearing officer delivered on October 19, 2011 in favor of the 114 complainants awarding them the total sum of US$134, 260.40 is confirmed and affirmed.”“The court will prepare the necessary bill of costs in satisfaction of its judgment,” she concluded.The former workers in 2010 complained that some of them were employed since 1999 under an agreed contract.Unfortunately, on July 10, 2007, they were declared redundant by GTZ, alleging “inadequacy of funds.”They, among other things, alleged that the institution compelled them to work for one hour during their break times; including Sundays and Holidays without pay.GTZ denied these claims, stating that they paid all those who had worked overtime.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Africa has made an Emphatic Decision’

first_imgAn excited Bility -LFA President Musa Bility Rejoices over Hayatou’s DefeatThey had never been friends! Not once—not at a time when the two-term president of the Liberian Football Association (LFA), Musa Hassan Bility, got to know the kind of man and leader Cameroonian Issa Hayatou, who had controlled the African game as the head of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for close to three decades, is.As a result Bility and Hayatou had been like foes in the governance of African football and the LFA boss had always dreamed of the day Hayatou would be ousted as the president of the continental governing body of football—a reality that finally dawned on him.Bility old nemesis Issa HayatouHayatou’s apparent dislike of Bility influenced the six months ban he received for breaching confidentiality rules in 2013, which is subsequently responsible for Bility’s tough stance against the Cameroonian’s rule and many of CAF’s decisions he believed were not in the interest of the development of the African game. The LFA boss was also vocal against some statutes, rules and laws meant to keep Hayatou in power. CAF said Bility violated statutes relating to the use of confidential documents. The Liberian Football House was also fined US$10,000. He twice took an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport but was unsuccessful.Bility was also involved in a fight against CAF’s rule changes that effectively allowed Hayatou to be re-elected unopposed in March.However, being a lone voice (through his advocacy) for drastic changes at CAF meant to make the game more vibrant on the continent by allowing fresh ideas at CAF, and despite initial setbacks, Bility was undeterred in his criticisms. He knew that change was on the way; and has eventually arrived.So Bility was gratified in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, last Thursday when Madagascar Football Association president, Ahmad Ahmad, was elected the new CAF president—bringing Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign to an end.Bility was emphatic in his position that Ahmad’s victory has brought relief to the continent and it is now time for football to move forward. “Africa has made an emphatic decision that we are ready for change,” he told the BBC.Speaking following the elections, a jubilant Bility said Africa was poised for change, which came through the ballot. He said for too long the continent was held hostage under a dictatorship; saying that the new leadership will ensure that the game is taken to another level.Team Ahmad won 34 of the 54 votes. Bility told the BBC that the victory represented the overwhelming voice of the African continent.Ahmad becomes only the seventh CAF president in the body’s 60-year history. The result was greeted by cheers at the CAF Congress as Ahmad was carried on the shoulders of jubilant supporters, according to the BBC.In contrast, Hayatou, who had been challenged for the CAF presidency only twice before and both times won by landslide victories, was led from the auditorium by aides and told reporters, “It is not that bad,” as he departed.Ahmad, who became Madagascar’s FA Chief in 2003, takes over as CAF President in a four-year term, and has promised to modernize the body and make it more transparent. Under Ahmad, CAF is poised to introduce a new code of ethics and extend ethics checks on African football officials.Hayatou’s departure, using Bility’s words, is a huge change for African football as the 70-year-old also lost his Fifa position and his place on its Ruling Council.Meanwhile, the outspoken Bility is noted as a man who does not mince his words. Speaking about the numerous discrepancies within CAF under the Hayatou’s leadership, Bility said in an interview, “I say it like it is. When it’s not right, I don’t back down, and that has gained me some respect.”In his desire to see change in the global game, Bility sought to contest the FIFA presidency, with the message that Africa should take the lead to rebuild world football’s governing body at the heel of FIFA’s recent criminal investigations.He was the second candidate to emerge since Sepp Blatter announced on June 2 — four days after being re-elected to a fifth term — that he would step down amid the corruption scandal rocking FIFA. Candidates were required to be nominated by at least five of the 209 FIFA member associations to get on the ballot.“Africa is the largest voting bloc in FIFA [with 54 members], and we must take the lead to bring football together,” Bility said when announcing his candidacy. “If Africa does not put up a candidate, it says a lot about us. It shows a sense of mediocrity, and that our only relevance is to vote and make leaders. I think that is not right.”However, he did not get the backing of Hayatou and CAF, and was told at a congress that he was on his own. He was later denied participation due to what FIFA’s vetting committee referred to as ethical transgression.“We all agree in the world that football is facing difficult moments, and it in such difficult moments that great leaders emerge,” Bility said.For the next four years at least, that great leader is not Bility himself, but a relatively unknown Ahmad Ahmad. But only posterity will reveal that really GREAT LEADER.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mason charged for robbing minibus passengers

first_imgTwenty-three-year-old Alfred Taylor landed himself before the Court of law after he allegedly robbed two passengers in a minibus in which he too was a passenger.The mason appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday after he was slapped with two counts of robbery.The first charge alleged that on June 27, 2019 at Stabroek Market, he robbed Keith James of a Samsung cellular phone, a silver band, and cash which amounted to a total of $116,000.It was also alleged that the Lot 7 Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara (WBD) resident on the same date and location robbed Akash Persaud of a Samsung cellular phone valued $37,000.In Court on Friday, Taylor denied the charges when they were read to him by Magistrate Leron Daly. Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh informed the Court that Taylor entered a Route 47 minibus (Back Road, East and West Ruimveldt route), in which the Virtual Complainants were seated. Shortly after, Taylor began firing several lashes at the victims and demanded that they handed over their belongings, after which he exited the bus and made his escape from the bus park. According to the prosecution’s case, the victims raised an alarm and public-spirited persons managed to have chased and caught Taylor and handed him over to the Police. The Police conducted a search on Taylor and the stolen items were recovered. Magistrate Daly released the mason on $80,000 bail for each of the charges. The case will continue on August 2, 2019.Charged: Alfred Taylorlast_img read more

School Bus Cancelations for Tuesday

first_imgAt this point only one school bus cancelation has been reported.  At the moment only the Aboriginal Head Start Bus won’t be running this morning.If we hear of any other cancelations, we will pass them along.  If you know of any bus cancelations, e-mail contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com- Advertisement –last_img

NFL NOTEBOOK Glenn to miss opener with a knee injury

first_imgFrom news services Dallas receiver Terry Glenn will miss the Cowboys’ opener Sunday against the New York Giants after injuring the knee that was operated on in the preseason. The 33-year-old missed all four preseason games after arthroscopic surgery Aug. 1 to remove a cyst from the back of his right kneecap. The latest injury came in practice two days ago, Coach Wade Phillips said Friday. “Unfortunately, he had another injury that was not related to the original injury,” Phillips said. A federal judge tossed out a lawsuit accusing the NFL players’ union of inadequately representing 3,500 retired players, ruling the complaints of fraud and antitrust allegations had little merit. One of the many reasons U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said he dismissed the lawsuit was because none of the three retired players who sued the NFL Players Association earlier this year could show they signed any formal marketing agreements with the union in the last four years, the length of the statute of limitations. Alsup did give the retired players who sued a glimmer of hope by saying they could revise their lawsuit to address some of the many defects he identified in his 24-page decision issued Thursday. Bengals release Chatman Receiver Antonio Chatman was released by the Cincinnati Bengals, who had hoped he could take a more prominent role this season. Chatman played in only three games last season because of groin injuries and missed the entire preseason because of a pulled hamstring. The Bengals were hoping he would compete for the No. 3 receiving job, which is open while Chris Henry serves an eight-game suspension. In addition, Bengals defensive end Frostee Rucker won’t have to serve a one-game suspension from the NFL, but will miss the season opener anyway because of a lingering hamstring injury. The league proposed a one-game suspension after Rucker settled a domestic violence case in April. Rucker’s agents appealed on grounds that the incident occurred while he was at USC. Around the league Patriots: Having missed all four preseason games because of a contract dispute, Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel doesn’t know where he stands on New England’s depth chart – or whether he will even play in Sunday’s season opener against the New York Jets. He has been playing catch up since ending his contract stalemate on Aug. 28, a month and a day after the Patriots began training camp. Buccaneers: A jury found tight end Jerramy Stevens guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol. Stevens was arrested in March after police stopped his car in downtown Scottsdale, Ariz. Falcons: Former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Rod Coleman had arthroscopic knee surgery and might not return until next month. Coach Bobby Petrino said the injury was likely caused during Coleman’s rehab following a procedure to repair his torn right quadriceps in late April. Jaguars: Linebacker Clint Ingram will not play in the season opener Sunday against Tennessee because of a sprained ankle. Either Pat Thomas or rookie Justin Durant will start in his place. Vikings: Defensive tackle Pat Williams finalized a three-year, $22 million contract extension with the team. Williams, who is guaranteed at least $9.5 million over the duration of the deal that begins in 2008, is coming off his first Pro Bowl appearance. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The team’s Web site said Glenn could be out at least two games, but Phillips said his status beyond Sunday wasn’t known. Glenn was unavailable for comment. Glenn, entering his 12th season, caught 70 passes for 1,047 yards and six touchdowns last year and gave the Cowboys a deep threat that helped Terrell Owens lead the NFL with 13 touchdowns. “It’s a blow not to have him for this ball game, but there are no excuses,” Phillips said. “We’re not crybabies. No crying in football.” Patrick Crayton, who has 1,019 yards and seven touchdowns in three seasons, will move into Glenn’s No. 2 role behind Owens. Sam Hurd will be the third receiver. Judge dismisses lawsuit last_img read more

Francis frustrates Phillies

first_imgNLDS: Left-hander shuts down Philadelphia as Colorado prevails. By Rob Maaddi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA – Bandbox or not, this was no day for hitters. Jeff Francis held the league’s highest-scoring team in check, and the Colorado Rockies took advantage of one shaky inning by Cole Hamels to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-2, in Game 1 of their NL playoff series Wednesday. “Who would’ve thought a good old-fashioned National League game would break out in this ballpark?” Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. Making just the second postseason appearance in their 15-year history, the Rockies played like October regulars. Colorado posted its second playoff victory, the other coming in 1995, and won for the 15th time in 16 games. Matt Holliday, his chin still cut up from the face-first slide that won Monday’s wild-card tiebreaker over San Diego, hit a solo home run. “Any time you expect a slugfest, you get a pitching duel,” Holliday said. Francis pitched six effective innings and stayed out of big trouble, mostly by shutting down the Phillies’ top hitters. Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins combined to go 0-for-11 with eight strikeouts. Utley, a .332 hitter, struck out four times for the second time in his career. “Some of the hitters may have been uptight, but Francis was way better than the other times I’ve seen him,” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. Francis’ lone problems came in the fifth when Aaron Rowand and Pat Burrell hit consecutive homers. The left-hander gave up four hits and struck out eight. Once the 17-game winner departed, three relievers pitched three hitless innings, with Manny Corpas closing for a save. With the two highest-scoring teams in the league playing in two of the most hitter-friendly ballparks in the majors, this series figured to see plenty of runs. Instead, the clubs combined for six runs and 10 hits in the opener. Many hitters expected the late-afternoon shadows to be a problem, and they certainly struggled. Francis used a mix of off-speed pitches to keep a potent lineup off-balance and improve to 9-0 in day games this season. “I’m always aware of my success or nonsuccess I have against teams,” said Francis, who had a 15.12 ERA against the Phils this season. “Today, my execution was better.”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

MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT TODAY AFTER ATTACK ON DOORMAN

first_imgA man will appear in court today charged with an alleged assault in Letterkenny during which a doorman was seriously injured.The man was arrested and questioned at Letterkenny Garda station yesterday.It followed an incident during which a local doorman received a serious eye injury during an altercation. The incident happened outside the Central Bar on the town’s Main Street just after 11pm.A man was arrested close-by on suspicion of being involved in the incident.He will appear before Letterkenny District Court this morning charged with a Section 3 assault.The doorman was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment to his eye but was later discharged.It is understood the man will require further hospital treatment.Gardai say they are carrying out a full investigation into the alleged incident.MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT TODAY AFTER ATTACK ON DOORMAN was last modified: February 25th, 2013 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:attackdoormanletterkennylast_img read more

The pictures to bring a tear to the eye of anyone who loves Alonso and Lahm

first_img Scroll through the gallery to check out the best pictures from Alonso and Lahm’s farewell before retirement Scroll through the gallery to check out the best pictures from Alonso and Lahm’s farewell before retirement 12 12 Scroll through the gallery to check out the best pictures from Alonso and Lahm’s farewell before retirement 12 12 Scroll through the gallery to check out the best pictures from Alonso and Lahm’s farewell before retirement Scroll through the gallery to check out the best pictures from Alonso and Lahm’s farewell before retirement Scroll through the gallery to check out the best pictures from Alonso and Lahm’s farewell before retirement 12 12 12 Scroll through the gallery to check out the best pictures from Alonso and Lahm’s farewell before retirement 12 12 Bayern Munich bid farewell to Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm today, two of the all-time great footballers.The pair announced their decision to retire earlier in the season and took to the Allianz Arena turf for one final time, in a 4-1 win over SC Freiburg, before hanging up their boots for good in the summer.Emotions were running high in Munich as celebrations for the Bundesliga title were also in full swing, with captain Lahm lifting his last league trophy.The versatile full-back has spent his entire career with the Bavarians, making 701 appearances and winning 22 trophies, while Alonso has enjoyed a stunning career with Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern.Relive Alonso and Lahm’s final game for Bayern Munich before retirement by scrolling through the gallery above. 12 Scroll through the gallery to check out the best pictures from Alonso and Lahm’s farewell before retirement Scroll through the gallery to check out the best pictures from Alonso and Lahm’s farewell before retirement 12 12 Scroll through the gallery to check out the best pictures from Alonso and Lahm’s farewell before retirement Scroll through the gallery to check out the best pictures from Alonso and Lahm’s farewell before retirement Scroll through the gallery to check out the best pictures from Alonso and Lahm’s farewell before retirementlast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MILFORD NATIONAL SCHOOL SING ‘JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES’

first_imgIT’S probably the greatest GAA song ever – Rory Gallagher’s ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’. The man himself is being asked to sing it every five minutes.So here’s a nice alternative version – from the pupils of Milford National School.Click to play.  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MILFORD NATIONAL SCHOOL SING ‘JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES’ was last modified: September 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – MILFORD NATIONAL SCHOOL SING ‘JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES’last_img read more