Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Ancajas admitted that he couldn’t implement his game plan against the rugged, staccato style of Santiago.“My timing was a little off, he was a little awkward,” said Ancajas in Filipino. “It was a good, entertaining fight. I felt like I pressed and did enough to win.”Ancajas is tapering off after a busy year, when he knocked out Israel Gonzalez in February before carving out a decision over compatriot Jonas Sultan in May.In the comainer, IBF super middleweight champ Jose Uzcategui of Tijuana scored a unanimous decision win over Argentina’s Ezequiel Maderna in non-title light heavyweight bout.Super bantamweight Genesis Servania of the Philippines knocked out Tijuana’s Carlos Carlson 44 seconds into fourth round, improving his record to 32-1, 15KOs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Instead, he’s looking at a high-stakes, high-yield unification encounter with Thai Sor Rungvisai for his next fight.Ancajas camp said they are inclined to pursue the fight against the Thai WBC belt holder, who will go up against Iran Diaz of Mexico next month also in the United States.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 ChrissAlready, Manny Pacquiao’s former promoter Top Rank vowed to help the 26-year-old Filipino secure the fight, which is expected to be the biggest outing for the Panabo, Davao, native.The prospects of that match could have been even more lucrative had Ancajas come up with a little more flair and fight against Santiago Friday night at Oracle Arena. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Clearly, Ancajas failed to make good use of his advantage in height and boxing techniques as he found Santiago hard to read and settled for a disappointing split draw.The Filipino retained his IBF junior bantamweight championship but failed to convince everyone he’s up for boxing’s biggest stage.“Everyone saw the fight, and everyone saw that I won the fight clearly,” said the visibly-upset Santiago after the decision was read.He was all out in the last three rounds, taking the fight to the Filipino champ’s doorstep by hammering crisp counter punches and relying on large-scale punch production.Judge Marshall Walker ruled it for Santiago 118-111, Michael Tate for Ancajas 116-112, and Chris Watson saw it a draw 114-114.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:26Trump lashes out as impeachment trial is in limbo01:29Saudis cut loose at rave-like event02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Heroes everywhere LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jerwin Ancajas is not seeking a rematch to settle the score against feisty Mexican Alejandro Barrios-Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Chess wizard. Photo from Tani Adewumi’s Go Fund me page.NEW YORK — An 8-year-old boy’s victory as New York state chess champion will be his family’s ticket out of a homeless shelter.The New York Times reported that Tani Adewumi (TAH’-nee ah-deh-WOO’-mee) won the state chess title for his age group this month even though he learned to play only about a year ago.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history NBTC: Ballungay, Artest carry FilAm Sports to another blowout win Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tani and his family have lived in a New York City shelter since fleeing Nigeria in 2017. The family feared attacks by the militant group Boko Haram on Christians like themselves.Tani’s chess coach Russell Makofsky (muh-KAHF’-skee) set up a GoFundMe account for the family after Tani won the championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMakofsky joined Tani on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday and said that thanks to donations, the family is moving into an apartment.Tani says he “felt surprised” by his win.
Dear Editor,In an earlier letter, I highlighted the fact that the charges brought by SOCU/SARA against Dr Ashni Singh and Mr Brassington are “frivolous and vexatious” in the law and should be withdrawn. My reasons are: you cannot charge ministers of Government for carrying out their duties expeditiously and successfully; it defies intelligence.Where in that charge was the state of Guyana negatively impacted by those ministers’ decisions? The answer is nowhere. For the very same reason, I think the DPP has dismissed charges against the five ministers of this present Government. She would have contended that for sitting ministers to be charged in dispensing their duties in office, it would be improper, seeing they are in the process of doing “their work.” It would also cause a logistical nightmare having to summon ministers from their “busy” schedule to attend court, and having to sift through volumes of paperwork. This should not happen. Not a legal answer, because no one should be immune from prosecution, Government nor Opposition, but plausible enough for the common man to go with. So, these charges brought against Dr Singh and Mr Brassington would not stand the test in a court of law,but would only amount to another “witch hunt,” another futile attempt to besmirch the good name of these noble gentlemen. But, let me get back to my main discourse. Governments are given the mandate to manage the ship of state in a developmental way, and this is done by careful planning and meticulous execution of same. Experts Singh and Brassington are living testimony to those principles, the indelible evidence is shown in decades of sustainable growth for our country. To do otherwise runs against the grain of economic strategy and economic principles; that is: Governments must provide the framework for development to take place. That framework was exemplified in Dr Singh’s policy of “getting the best deals in the market,” as well as by “attracting” the Internationals to invest. This principle is the root cause for Sir Arthur Lewis earning The Nobel Prize for Economics. You must lay the groundwork or provide the climate for investment. Poor, oftentimes underdeveloped countries like Guyana have grave difficulty attracting foreign investment. It is a huge problem. No one would want to come to a country where the infrastructure is archaic and rundown, in certain cases non-existent; and where telecommunications, cable and Internet are still in the Stone Age. To attract these investors, there must be some incentive to attract them, affordable land is one of those incentives. Those of our tourist neighbours who are already entrenched in the multi-million tourist industry utilise that principle by granting tax holidays. It is normal, routine procedure for Governments to grant five, most often 10 years of tax holidays to large foreign companies to invest in the Caribbean. It marks progressive thinking and forward planning. Well, judging the book from the PNC’s SOCU’s and SARA’s Standards, this would be gross misconduct and fraud of state funds. The progressive Caribbean neighbours, on the other hand, would be laughing themselves to sleep to ascertain where the Guyanese are going with such retrograde thinking. Following the PNC’s line of reasoning, then we must investigate the establishment of all those housing schemes that were established under the PPP/C regime, examples are Sophia, La Parfaite Harmonie, Little Diamond, Cummings Lodge. All of these mega housing areas which provide housing for poor Guyanese were created from scratch, with lands which were acquired as a result of purchasing at undervalued market prices. Should we haul those poor land owners before the court to have their lands revalued and make them pay the state the true price? You see where I am going and how ridiculous these charges are? And to think of it, we are only talking about the purchase price for the landed property, what if we compute the price paid for the modernization of those areas, bringing them into habitable housing; the roads, water, electrification, drainage, telecommunication and the like? Here you get the real picture of how backward their misconduct charge is. There is a whole gamut of information, processes, facts and figures you would have to go through in order to ascertain misconduct, and I don’t think this Government, far less its Attorney General, who is extremely limited (and that is putting it mildly) can sensibly defend. Thus far, what the PNC have succeeded in doing is to bare their witch hunting abilities before a hapless, hopeless nation that they themselves have pauperized. This is done by a bunch of geriatrics who lack the brain as well as manpower to govern in a civilized manner. Their unintelligent and base posturing is becoming more and more intolerable, as their time to demit office draws near.Sincerely,Neil Adams
“I gave them (players) a challenge because they work hard in training and deserve this chance and they in turn have given me another challenge on who to select for the Rayon game. I am happy with that performance for players who have not played together to dominate a game as they did,” Kerr said after his side’s post-match penalties victory.“I don’t want to see it as a second string team because we have a strong squad all round. The two central defenders were outstanding. Wazza (Godfrey Walusimbi) has just come back and he is finding his feet after missing almost 35 days of training,” the tactician further added.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr is hoisted high by fans after the side beat AFC Leopards in the Hull City challenge match on May 1, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHe further stated; “We have played three matches within a week and we have an important one coming up. Obviously I cannot risk with injuries and fatigue with the same squad.”He was pleased with the performance of the team and the fact they kept a clean sheet against a strong AFC Leopards side, especially having conceded four in their last two games with back-to-back 2-2 draws against Chemelil Sugar and Mathare United.Kerr turned red in anger after the weekend stalemate against Mathare United but the performance on Tuesday calmed his nerves especially after receiving stick from social media over how he reacted after the game.Kerr gave his players a tongue lashing in the dressing room and openly vented on the pitch, leading to a section of Gor fans on social media expressing displeasure.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr pushes his fist up in the air in celebration after the side beat AFC Leopards in the Hull City challenge match on May 1, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“I have been under pressure this week on social media, but again if you have a problem with me come see me because we all make mistakes but what we are trying to do is make this club big and it doesn’t take 10 months to do that,” the coach added.Kerr now switches his attention to the tie against Rayon on Sunday where he hopes to get the club’s Confederation Cup campaign off to a flier.“We are getting our strength now to Rayon. We want to ensure that we are mentally focused. I watched Rayon Sport play Mamelodi Sundowns and what I noticed is that they are a good attacking side. We should prepare to face their attacks on the counter and that is one thing we are working on,” the tactician added.He has maintained they will be taking a match at a time despite being in a group that looks manageable, insisting that they will need to take a game at a time.After playing Rayon on Sunday, Gor will prepare for the Hull City game on May 13 before playing Algerian side USM Alger in their second match and the first at home at the Kasarani Stadium. They will then play Tanzanian side Yanga at home on July 18.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, May 1- The performance of his second string side against arch rivals AFC Leopards in the ‘Hull City Challenge’ play-off has given Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr selection headache ahead of Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup tie away to Rayon Sport in Kigali, Rwanda.K’Ogalo depart for the land of a thousand hills on Saturday morning but prior to that, the British tactician says he is faced with a massive task of selecting his best 18 for the game.
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Jurgen Klopp is close to landing his first major transfer target at Anfield, after chief executive Ian Ayre flew to Belgrade to finalise a £5million deal for 19-year-old Marko Grujic. The Liverpool boss though, will immediately loan the midfielder out to his current club Red Star for the rest of the season. (Daily Mirror)Emmanuel Adebayor has moved a step closer towards relaunching his Premier League career in January. Adebayor is believed to have joined his representatives last week in holding talks with officials from Chelsea, West Ham and Watford. The Togo striker, 31, sounded out the trio as he believes they fit the bill in his search for a London-based club. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are locked in a battle with some of Europe’s biggest clubs to seal the transfer of Servette’s Lorenzo Gonzalez. The Red Devils are ready to land the 15-year-old Swiss ace who is known as ‘Speedy’ after the Mexican mouse ‘Speedy Gonzales’. (Metro)Arda Turan’s agent has revealed the midfielder almost signed for Manchester United in the summer before completing a switch to Barcelona. (AMK)St Etienne manager Christophe Galtier has confirmed that he’s interested in signing Chelsea’s Loic Remy on loan next month. (Daily Mirror)Bournemouth are preparing to bid for Hull defender Curtis Davies in January. The centre-back’s contract at the KC Stadium is set to expire at the end of the season, meaning the Championship club may be willing to let him go to avoid losing him on a free in the summer. (Daily Mirror)Claudio Ranieri has held discussions with Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy about the January transfer window, advising the deadly duo to stay at Leicester until at least the end of the season if they believe in his management. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Chelsea flop Papy Djilobodji in line for January return to France as Marseille plot loan moveBlack Cats close to sealing deal for Lorient defender Lamine KoneDiego Godin says he will NEVER leave Atletico Madrid as Manchester United link quashedMarco Verratti set for talks over new PSG contract as French champions move to fend off Chelsea interestChelsea striker a January target for Russian side Spartak MoscowLiverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal target Lavezzi set for Italy return, says agentArsenal FC: Inter Milan midfielder on Arsene Wenger’s radar
Arsene Wenger could be handed a fitness boost this week after he revealed there is a chance Alexis Sanchez could return from injury next weekend.The Chilean has missed the last six Premier League games for the Gunners after suffering a hamstring problem against Norwich City in November.But now, if the player comes through training in the week, he could make his comeback in the FA Cup next weekend as Arsenal take on Sunderland.“It’s a possibility [he could play],” admitted Wenger.“Alexis Sanchez needs a good test over the next four days and afterwards we will make a decision.”
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAccording to a study commissioned by the group, comprised of city and county politicians, law enforcement, prosecutors and businesses, piracy accounts for as much as $5.2 billion in annual losses in revenue for Los Angeles businesses and has cost the region more than 100,000 jobs. “Through stepped up enforcement actions like (Thursday’s) raid, criminal prosecutions and the forging of new partnerships, we’re throwing down the gauntlet, and telling those who would consider trying to cheat our residents that we will not tolerate such conduct,” City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said in a statement. “If you try to cheat our residents, we will arrest and prosecute you.” For more cops and crime news, check out It’s a Crime. More than 100 officers raided alleged counterfeiters, seizing $8 million worth of knockoff movies, purses and perfume, authorities announced today. Billed as the largest anti-counterfeit bust in city history, Thursday’s “Operation Knockout” sent 26 people to jail and yielded 50,000 faked goods — half of them counterfeit CDs and DVDs. Cops targeted their sweep on Santee Alley, the famed shopping district downtown known for its bargain prices for look-a-like designer brands. “It was important to let people know that this isn’t a victimless crime,” said City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who chairs the Los Angeles Anti-Piracy Task Force. “If someone went out and knowingly bought stolen property, you’d say, you can’t do that, that’s stolen. Well, so are pirated goods — stolen intellectual property.” Greuel, a former Dreamworks executive who represents Studio City, helped found the task force in February to combat economic losses to movie studios, record labels and other legitimate manufacturers.
RIVERTON, Kan. – Five teenage boys accused of plotting a shooting rampage at their high school on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre were arrested Thursday after a message authorities said warned of a gun attack appeared on the Web site MySpace.com. Sheriff’s deputies found guns, ammunition, knives and coded messages in the bedroom of one suspect, Sheriff Steve Norman said. Authorities also found documents about firearms and references to Armageddon in two suspects’ school lockers. Norman said he would ask prosecutors to bring charges of conspiracy to commit murder against the teens, ages 16 to 18. Deputies’ interviews with the suspects indicated they planned to wear black trench coats and disable the school’s camera system before starting the attack between noon and 1 p.m. Thursday, Norman said. The suspects apparently had been plotting since the beginning of the school year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventOfficials at Riverton High School began investigating on Tuesday after learning that a threatening message had been posted on MySpace.com. The message discussed the significance of April 20, which is Adolf Hitler’s birthday and the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School attack in Colorado, in which two students wearing trench coats killed 13 people and committed suicide, the sheriff said.
UPDATED: FANS OF LIVERPOOL in the county are in shock this morning as their star striker plots a €50 switch to Premiership rivals Chelsea.Donegal-based supporters of the Merseysiders are taking to the blog sites today to lash out at the Spaniard for ‘betraying’ the club.Chelsea bid €40M for Torres on Thursday – but Kenny Dalglish has insisted that unless the London club come up with €50, Torres will be staying at the club. It has now emerged that Dalglish also wantes Nicholas Anelka to make a sensational return to Anfield as part of the deal.The transfer deadline is 11pm tomorrow.On one blogsite today, a Donegal-based fan writes: “So much for loyalty in the modern game. Chelsea double his wages and he’s off to London in no time. It has dented my faith in the game.”Another fan wrote: “If he doesn’t want to play for Liverpool, get rid of him now…and take the money to re-build the squad. He’s a traitor as far as I’m concerned.” It’s not all bad news at Anfield however. The Reds concluded a deal with Ajax for their Uruguay forward Luiz Suarez on Friday.DONEGAL’S REDS FANS IN FURY AT TORRES SWITCH TO CHELSEA, BUT ANELKA MAY RETURN! was last modified: January 30th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
ALL-IRELAND winning manager Joe Kernan has backed Ballyshannon’s Tom Daly in his decision not to seek the Presidency of the GAA.Within the past three weeks three candidates — Con Hogan, Seamus Howlin and Tom Daly — have all withdrawn from the race.This means that well-known Leinster Council administrator Liam O’Neill will automatically become the next president given that the pathway has now been cleared for him to succeed Cooney. Former Armagh and Galway manager Joe Kernan said: “While I for one am disappointed that former Ulster Council president Daly has decided to opt out of the presidential race, I totally understand his reasons for doing so.“During his three years as Ulster president, he gave unsparingly of himself and was at the very core of numerous initiatives launched by the Council.“As a family man who holds an important job in the Republic’s Health Service, Ballyshannon man Tom has important commitments outside the GAA.“Yet Ulster has reason to be very grateful to him for what he achieved while at the helm of operations — greater emphasis on coaching, an increase in the number of floodlit county grounds, an enhanced relationship with the media, a much stronger integration policy and greater liaison with government departments.” Kernan added: “If his beloved Donegal did not set the world alight on the playing field during his reign, then Ulster’s capture of the inter-provincial football championship in 2009, when Tyrone’s Stephen O’Neill was captain, and the numerous All Ireland successes at different levels and in various codes that came to the province during his tenure in office delighted him.“Tom has now obviously weighed up the demands of the role of GAA President against his current ongoing domestic and work commitments and decided that a 24/7 job for 365 days over a three-year period might be a bridge too far.“Obviously it remains to be seen how Liam O’Neill will adapt to the demanding role of President. He has held a similar office in Leinster and is well versed in all aspects of the GAA.”JOE KERNAN: ‘I UNDERSTAND WHY DALY PULLED OUT OF GAA PRESIDENTIAL RACE’ was last modified: March 4th, 2011 by gregShare 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)