Don’t worry, Pacquiao says, Broner will make it to fight night in Vegas

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I believe Broner is a professional. He knows what is at stake in this fight,” Pacquiao was quoted by philboxing.com from his Hollywood training camp on Thursday. “I’m not worried about him. He will show up during the fight.”Broner, training in Florida, has been arrested before for battery and his hard-partying ways.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 ChrissBut the 29-year-old Broner vowed he is in his best shape ever and won’t get distracted by the whole incident. He even posted on his social media account on Friday that he “will shock the world on Jan. 19.”A lot is at stake for both fighters as it is going to be Pacquiao’s follow-up fight after his career enjoyed a massive revival following his knockout win over Lucas Matthysse in July. Manny Pacquiao is confident Adrien Broner will at least make it to their Jan. 19 fight in Las Vegas.The Filipino senator, training in earnest for his first fight in the United States in more than two years, expressed his view in light of the recent arrest of his American challenger over an outstanding warrant.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View comments 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 embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A win could pave the way for a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr., whom he fought in boxing’s richest fight ever, three years ago.For Broner, a four-division champ, it’s the biggest fight of his career and one that he hopes would define him after a string of lackluster performances the past few years.The fight has the makings of a big payday for both fighters, with tickets selling briskly.ADVERTISEMENT Leaving a final marklast_img read more

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Jagdeo blasts Govt’s out-of-court settlements

first_img– describes route as “incompetence and rape of the treasury”Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has warned of the economic impact the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government’s obsession with out-of-court settlements could have onOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoGuyana.Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams while defending his Government for coming to a multimillion-dollar out-of-court settlement with BK International over the Haags Bosch Landfill Site, announced that more of these settlements were likely.However, Jagdeo at a recent press conference said incompetence was the reason for the Government to embark on this course of action.“[It’s] incompetence and rape of the treasury. We don’t know how many statements are made on a daily basis,” he stated.The former President had, in the past, warned the present Government about setting a precedent in running too quickly to settle matters outside the court, many of which he had said the Government was in a strong position to win.Earlier this year, the current Administration agreed to pay BK International US$5.7 million in an out-of-court settlement for the terminated contract and works completed “satisfactorily” at the landfill site. At that time, Williams had argued that the settlement was necessary, since the Government was fearful of losing a US$10 million lawsuit filed by the contractor.However, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan subsequently rubbished the AG’s claims, and stated that there was no legal action taken and the payout was done on the basis of a mere letter from BK International threatening to sue the Government for US$10 million.Williams has since sought to cast blame on the former Government, which, he said, had already agreed to pay BK.Addressing this, Jagdeo dismissed the claim as an “absolute lie”, adding that “Basil Williams knows that himself. In the past eight months…they have never mentioned this once.”He said it was the APNU/AFC Government that publicly declared that BK International had filed a lawsuit for US$10 million.“Now, because they are cornered, it had to be that the PPP agreed to the settlement. Everything that is bad has to be put at the step of the PPP,” Jagdeo remarked.Apart from the BK settlement, back in April, the APNU/AFC Government agreed to a similar settlement with the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) over the consumption tax rate levied by the Government on DDL and other beverage manufacturers.Jagdeo had said that the significant consequence of that settlement was that Banks DIH Ltd, who, in like circumstances, paid billions of dollars in consumption taxes, assessed by the Commissioner General, utilising the same method used to calculate DDL’s consumption tax liabilities, could also claim a refund on consumption taxes paid.last_img read more

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Huge Southampton blow: La Liga side to block defender move

first_img1 Atletico Madrid may decide against selling defender Toby Alderweireld to Southampton at the end of his loan – but it will cost them.The Belgian has impressed for the high-flying Saints during the first four months of the season, following his arrival from Atletico late in the summer transfer window.That loan deal included a purchase option, thought to be around £6.3m, which would be paid next summer.But now, according to reports in Spain, there was a further clause in the deal which means Atletico could renege on that deal if they decided they wanted to keep Alderweireld after all.However it would involve the Spanish club paying Southampton just under £1.2m if they decided to block a permanent sale.According to Spanish newspaper AS, that could be seen as a viable option for Atletico, given the centre-back’s recent performances.They are having second thoughts about selling him at all but also reckon they could flog him to another club for much more than the £6.3m written into the current deal with Southampton.Alderweireld, who has made eight appearances for the Saints, has previously interested Arsenal and Liverpool before his switch to the south coast. Toby Alderweireld last_img read more

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Wouldn’t stand for it

first_imgRe “Political anthem: `Stand by your man”‘ (Aug. 31): The only woman who did not stand quietly and meekly behind her errant man is Corina Raigosa, Antonio Villaraigosa’s wife, and I heartily applaud her for that. Corina stood up for herself where countless other women, including “feminist” Hillary Clinton, have by their silence appeared to accept such behavior. – Lea Osborne Woodland Hills Who they are Re “Top Dem fundraiser surrenders” (Sept. 1): Do Sen. Hillary Clinton and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa really expect us to believe they were not aware of Norman Hsu’s contributions to their party? Please stop insulting our intelligence with your deceitful lies. Wake up, America. See them for who they really are. – Pat Dasse Chatsworth Light sentence Re “Ex-prosecutor gets jail for actions in Duke case” (Sept. 1): Disgraced former prosecutor Michael Nifong had the trust of the public and had taken an oath to pursue justice and enforce the law. Then he nearly destroyed the lives of three young Duke University lacrosse players he knew to be innocent of rape charges, withheld DNA evidence he knew would exonerate them, and lied to a judge. The three young men probably will never recover fully from their horrible ordeal. So one who violated the public trust and his oath of office was sentenced to a mere one day in jail. Is this American justice? No, it’s an absolutely disgusting disgrace. Five years would have been a very lenient sentence, in my opinion. – Ken Green Burbank Fear for the country Regarding the editorial cartoon on Labor Day (Sept. 3): I find it incredible that you condemn President George W. Bush for joining the National Guard during the Vietnam War when Bill Clinton dodged the whole thing by going to Britain to bad-mouth the war and speak against the United States. Hillary, while in the White House, said that she detested the military. How soon the Democrats forget their history. I fear for the United States should they get elected in 2008. – Beverly King Winnetka Safety and traffic Re “Traffic studies hit a wall” (Sept. 1): In Granada Hills, where they want to expand the Granada Village shopping area, a traffic study was conducted in the summer by the interested parties, but it does not accurately reflect usual traffic because a large high school and private elementary school are within a block of the proposed expansion. Both Regency Center, which owns the property, and Kohl’s, which wants to expand the square footage, are using this study in their request for exemptions and variances from the city. That is just dirty business. Neither company’s headquarters are even in California. What do these companies care about the safety and traffic in our town? – Cathe Bodie Granada Hills Return a Sunni regime Re “Much is at stake in Iraq” (Their Opinions, Sept. 2): Bill O’Reilly foresees a horrific scenario if we withdraw from Iraq: Iran will dominate the country – “a powerful Shiite juggernaut that will target Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States itself.” There is one sure way to prevent this scenario from becoming a reality: A Sunni regime should be re-installed in Iraq. Saddam Hussein was a Sunni, and his regime was a Sunni regime. There was no danger of a “Shiite juggernaut” under that regime, and that regime was not a threat to the United States. What they foolishly and tragically demolished, they should take the lead in rebuilding. They could start by attempting to identify an Iraqi qualified to take on Saddam’s role. – Gene Pomerantz Tarzana Buses won’t work Re “Pols love mass transit – just not for themselves” (Viewpoint, Sept. 2): Light rail should be included. Has Ted Balaker ever seen how slowly those so-called subway trains go when they are outside of Manhattan? Also, what is so important about our mayor not using the subway? It obviously cannot work for him. How can Balaker see buses as a solution? There always has been and always will be a stigma against buses. Fixed rail transit can work as long as those lines go to places with many jobs. Obviously we cannot eliminate all possible destinations that a car can serve, but we need to do whatever we can to fix gridlock, and this is the way to do it. Freeways are a thing of the past in the county. – Tony Fernandez Los Angeles160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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CHECK YOUR TICKETS – €5.8 MILLION JACKPOT HAS JUST BEEN WON!

first_imgLOTTO: Check your lotto tickets now because the €5.8 million jackpot has just been won somewhere in Ireland! The staggering amount of cash has been scooped by TWO lucky punters following this evening’s draw.The numbers drawn were 11, 16, 21, 27, 29, 35 and the bonus number was 43.The jackpot was €5,811,171 – meaning each winner will take home €2,905,586 each.It is not yet known where the winning tickets were purchased, but one thing that’s certain is that TWO individuals have landed the life-altering amount of money.What would you do if you won that amount of money on the Lotto?Don’t think about, go check your numbers, as the slogan goes IT COULD BE YOU! For those who didn’t get a lotto today, and to those who haven’t scooped the jackpot, you can always try your luck again on Saturday with another cool €2million to be won.CHECK YOUR TICKETS – €5.8 MILLION JACKPOT HAS JUST BEEN WON! was last modified: June 10th, 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:FeaturesJackotlottonewsNotices€5.8 millionlast_img read more

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DONEGAL GIRL GETS €1.25M IN MEDICAL ‘NEGLIGENCE’ CASE

first_imgAN 11-year old Co Donegal girl with cerebral palsy has won a €1.25m interim payment to cover her care for the next three years as part of a settlement of her High Court action over alleged negligence during her birth.Ardara girl Jessica McHugh, the court heard, is spastic quadriplegic and has to use a wheelchair.Mum Louise, from Belcoo, Ardara sued the National Maternity Hospital (NMH), Holles Street, Dublin, on her daughter’s behalf for alleged negligence and breach of duty arising from personal injuries she suffered at the time of her birth on July 20,2002. The claims were denied.Ms McHugh was admitted to the labour ward of the hospital at around 9pm on July 19, 2002.It was claimed there was a failure to properly or at all interpret a CTG trace and, at one stage, the CTG was stopped for 45 minutes and Ms McHugh told to go for a walk.It was further claimed there was later a failure to to make a decision on the basis of an abnormal CTG to deliver by caesarean section and a failure to have the baby delivered at the earliest possible opportunity.Jessica had to be resuscitated on birth and later had further seizures.The hospital said the CTG trace was interpreted in a reasonable manner and a decision to stop CTG monitoring to allow the mother to mobilise was also reasonable.Eoin McCullough SC, for Callan Tansey solicitors, told the court that Jessica is a full time wheelchair user and can understand a great deal of what is said to her.Approving the periodic payments, Ms Justice Mary Irvine said the type of settlement was a cast iron way of dealing with Jessica’s care .She said in three years time the court will again look at Jessica’s care and hopefully the legislation allowing for periodic payments will be in place by then.DONEGAL GIRL GETS €1.25M IN MEDICAL ‘NEGLIGENCE’ CASE was last modified: October 11th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Ashley Young to be fit for Sweden clash

first_imgEngland have been boosted ahead of Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against Sweden with news Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Ashley Young are expected to be fit to play. 3 3 England were given a rough ride by Colombia on Tuesday, but kept their heads to win “We have got to check a couple. I think Kyle’s is cramp.“We’ve got to check Ashley’s, which is more of an ankle. Vardy feels a bit with his groin.“You never know with cramp whether that is just cramp or something a little bit more.“But that will take a good 36 hours. We are probably a little bit behind on our prep but we will judge that.”Fabian Delph has also given England a timely boost by returning to the group after travelling home for the birth of his daughter.Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of Sweden v England in the World Cup quarter-finals – Saturday, June 7: KICK OFF 3PM BST Vardy is an injury doubt for Saturday’s game against Sweden center_img The Leicester City striker was a late substitute against Colombia and fans were puzzled when he did not step up to take a penalty.It was later revealed he had suffered a groin strain during extra-time, which led to him to have an injection immediately after the match.Speaking on Wednesday, Southgate played down fears over his team and seemed at ease about their fitness ahead of the Sweden game.“I think he’s fine,” Southgate said of Alli, who was replaced by Eric Dier in the 81st minute against Colombia.“We felt it was probably a good time to try solidify a little bit and with hindsight it was probably a good thing that he didn’t go to extra-time because that would have put him at a bit more risk.“So, hopefully he’s come through it OK. The Three Lions had a number of injury concerns following Tuesday’s epic penalty shoot-out victory over Colombia, which sealed their place in the last-eight.Manager Gareth Southgate joked that his dressing room was “like a scene from M*A*S*H*” following the physical, ill-tempered encounter against the South Americans.Alli was substituted in the second-half after struggling with a thigh strain that kept him out of group games against Panama and Belgium, while Young picked up an ankle injury.Captain Kane had a slight back problem after a number of tussles with Colombia defenders, Kyle Walker suffered from cramp and Jesse Lingard also picked up a knock.But, according to Sky Sports, all have responded well to treatment and there are no fears from within the England camp over their availability for Saturday’s game against Sweden in Samara.The Three Lions squad are set to take part in a private training session on Thursday, after only half of their players took part a light recovery session back at the Repino training base on Wednesday.Jamie Vardy is the only serious doubt for the quarter-final showdown. Southgate led half his England squad in a light recovery session on Wednesday 3last_img read more

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TERMON’S OPERATION TRANSFORMATION: LAUNCH OF 5K RUN!

first_imgThe Termon’s Operation Transformation 5k Run will be held in Termon on Sunday the 11th March 2012 , starting at 12.30pm From Craoibhín Community & Enterprise Centre, Currin, Termon.The event is organised by Craoibhín Community & Enterprise Centre in conjunction with their Termons Operation Transformation.The event will be accurately timed and a digital clock at the finish will allow you to check your performance. This 5km Fun Run is open to walkers, joggers and runners. To Coincide with the Run there is also a 6k Walk on the same day. This event is €5 for adults to enter and U18’s are free, however you must register at the centre on the day to take part, proceeds of the day will go to Craoibhín Community Centre.A 70 strong group of people came together in Mid January to begin training for this 5k run & 6k walk. They registered with Termons Operation Transformation and have been training two evenings a week since with Craoibhin Gym Instructor Dermot Kelly and Local Volunteer Nicola Doherty.The group had various aims at the start of the programme including some participants wishing to lose weight which is forecasted to reach 25 stone, others had aims to become more active and a group of people also wanted to be able to complete a 5k race like the participants on RTE’s Operation Transformation.The Group from Craoibhín got a mention the RTE programme at the end of January. We are hoping that the whole community will come out on Sunday afternoon to support all our participants and take part in the activities themselves. Refreshments will be served in Craoibhín hall after the race. Craoibhín would like to thank all the participants who have taken part in Phase 1 of Termons Operation Transformation, To Karen Mc Glinchey From Slim r Us who has kindly weighed the participants on Thursday evenings , Dermot Kelly Fitness Instructor & Nicola Doherty a local volunteer who has kept us all going similar to the army sergeants on the Programme!!!!We hope to launch a phase 2 of Termon’s Operation Transformation after St Patrick’s Weekend! So if you are interested in taking part please contact us details below.Mary Mc Grenra, Centre Manager, Craoibhin Community & Enterprise Centre, Currin, Termon, Letterkenny, Co DonegalT: 074 91 19988- 086 8437407 E: info@craoibhintermon.ie W: www.craoibhintermon.town.ie follow us on Facebook alsoPictured at the launch below today: L-RBridin Doherty – Donegal AthleticsJames Boyle – OrganiserJoe Mc Daid – Termons Operation Transformation Patsy Mc Gonagle- Ireland Olymip Athletics Team CoachMary Mc Grenra- Craoibhín ManagerHugh Martin – Finn Valley ACGrace Boyle – OrganiserPatsy Doherty- Donegal AthleticsNicola Doherty- Volunteer at Craoibhín (Fitness Coach for Operation Transformation)SittingMattie, Michael & Sarah Trearty.TERMON’S OPERATION TRANSFORMATION: LAUNCH OF 5K RUN! was last modified: February 24th, 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:TERMON’S OPERATION TRANSFORMATION GIRLS LAUNCH 5K RUN!last_img read more

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Why Warriors-Blazers series is banned on Turkish TV

first_imgTurkey isn’t a good place to be these days for NBA fans hoping to watch the Warriors and Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals, starting with Tuesday night’s Game 1.Because Portland’s Turkish center Enes Kanter is such a vocal opponent of Turkey’s president, the country’s sports broadcast channel S Sport has decided not to show any games involving him and the Blazers.“I can say clearly that we will not be broadcasting the Warriors-Blazers series,” S Sport announcer Omer Sarac told …last_img read more

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SA research network now online

first_img7 April 2008The South African National Research Network (Sanren) reached a significant milestone last week when the first four research infrastructure sites went live in Johannesburg, representing a major step forward in the creation of an information and communications technology platform for South African research.Teams from the Tertiary Education Network (Tenet), the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and second landline operator Neotel have worked closely together to deploy the network.In a statement last week, Neotel said the network marked a key change in the research and development community in South Africa, and was set to place local research and development on par with the best in the world.The Sanren project is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology and managed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Meraka Institute, while Sanren is providing the network equipment and Neotel is providing the optical fibre circuit to ensure a high capacity backbone for the Johannesburg ring.Tenet currently secures internet services for South African universities and research institutions and provides operational services to Sanren, including national and international connectivity at the gateway, with operating costs being recovered by Tenet from the user institutions.“We are pleased that our participation in the Sanren project is contributing to the ultimate success of an initiative that is of national importance,” said Neotel Enterprise Services head Stefano Mattiello. “This is our contribution to the research and development community in South Africa.”Bandwidth key to development“Access to high bandwidth is key in world-class research and development,” said Meraka Institute project engineer Christiaan Kuun. “This translates to providing significant network capacity to research institutions in South Africa.”The research network is built upon the backbone of Neotel’s next generation network, which is flexible, scalable and custom made to the Sanren’s requirements.The four sites, which include the main campuses of Wits and UJ, as well as UJ’s satellite campuses in Bunting and Doornfontein, are on a shared 10 gigabits-per-second ring network, which connects them to each other and to a major gateway site operated by Tenet and hosted by Internet Solutions in Johannesburg.“Future plans are to make all Wits satellite campuses and the CSIR’s Johannesburg campus live at the same capacity,” Kuun said. “We also plan to upgrade the main campuses of Wits and UJ.”Research and higher educational institutions across South Africa will be eventually become connected to the Sanren as the network expands.“Tenet and the user institutions are delighted to work together with the the Department of Science and Technology and Meraka Institute on this exiting project that is reshaping research and education networking in South Africa,” said Tenet CEO Duncan Martin.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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