ONE: Pacio leaves frustrations from title match loss behind

first_imgIndian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return And although his last fight was for the belt, Pacio said he’s not in a hurry to get back into the title picture as he awaits the right opportunity to fight for the strap once more.“I am willing to wait for the right time, timing is everything and every moment has its purpose,” said Pacio. “I don’t race to be in line for the belt, but I’m racing perfection in this sport.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOFilipino strawweight contender Joshua Pacio said he’s eager to leave his frustrations behind after losing in his first championship fight in ONE Championship to title-holder Yoshitaka Naito back in October of 2016.Pacio, who had control of Naito in terms of strikes, downplayed the loss and instead treated it as a learning experience to improve.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Backyard fights: UFC coming to Long Island for 1st time Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “It’s not a defeat, I viewed it as an important lesson,” said Pacio (9-1-0) in a statement. “It also served as an inspiration to push myself to the limit.”It was an eye-opening experience. And here I am as a more matured competitor inside the cage.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Pacio, who is 12 years the junior of Naito, lost after the Japanese champion locked him in a rear-naked choke with 1:33 elapsed in the third round of the fight.The Team Lakay fighter has a chance to avenge his loss come August 5 when he faes Naito’s compatriot Hayato Suzuki in ONE Championship Kings & Conquerors in Macau. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more

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UBA Gives US$1M to Fight Ebola in West Africa

first_imgThe United Bank for Africa (UBA) Board Chairman, Tony O Elumelu, has announced the donation of US$1million to battle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, one of UBA’s main business centers. Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone account for the bulk of the 4,922 deaths blamed on the Ebola epidemic that began in March.It may be re-called that in August, the Tony Elumelu Foundation donated US$100,000  to the anti-Ebola  cause, making unrestricted grants to the Ebola response institutions designated by the Presidents of Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia.The money will be distributed through the UBA Foundation, UBA’s corporate social responsibility arm and shared equally among in the three affected West African countries.  The remaining US$100,000 will be contributed to the African Union Support Mission to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA), initiated by the African Union Chair Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.“Africa is our home and our destiny and Africans need to place themselves at the forefront of the campaign to overcome this tragedy,” Mr. Elumelu declared. “This donation,” he added, is an affirmation of our unshakeable commitment to the continent and a message that Africa can triumph over this terrible affliction,” said UBA Board Chairman.“I would also like to take this opportunity to commend our courageous UBA Africa staff, in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, who have kept every branch and ATM open  throughout this testing time. They have demonstrated our corporate value of resilience and commitment that the business and progress of Africa must and should go on,” he added.”Our money will be directed immediately to strengthening capacity in the fight against the further spread of the disease” he further stated. “Our hope is that this donation will act as a catalyst for other African corporate leaders to play their part.”Acknowledging the donation by the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said, “While we have mobilized our national resources as best we can, they are still inadequate to respond to an epidemic of this scale.  So we appreciate friends of Liberia like you, who have come to our assistance in our moment of national need.”This important precedent of African-funded support comes as West African and global development leaders have recently appealed for an increased effort to contain the epidemic.The United Nations estimates that at least 5,000 international medical, training and support personnel are needed in the three countries over the coming months.UBA’s chairman Tony Elumelu further declared, “I want to commend the Chairperson of the African Union, Dr. Dlamini Zuma, and Strive Masiyiwa, for presiding over a very successful AU meeting with the private sector to mobilize financial contributions and business solutions, to facilitate a robust African response to Ebola. I am also very proud of my colleagues in the African private sector for demonstrating that we can rise to the occasion and help fund and support the AU deployment of the healthcare workers to care for our fellow Africans.“I urge more African businesses to step up to the plate with more pledges,” he added.With operations in 19 African countries, including the three countries currently battling Ebola, UBA provides financial services to Africans and Africa-related businesses globally and across Africa.  UBA branches have remained open to attend to customers banking needs, with not a single UBA business office or ATM closing in Sierra Leone, Guinea, or Liberia.Meanwhile, UBA Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the UBA Group. The Foundation is committed to the social and economic development of the communities in Africa and operates through such focus including Environment, Education, Economic Empowerment, and Special Projects.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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ALJA National Conference in Delaware

first_imgA group photo of ALJA members and new arrivals for the National ConferenceThe Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) will convene its annual national conference from September 15 to 17 in the  State of Delaware,U.S.A. with Mr. Abraham G. Massaley, former President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), serving as keynote speaker.Mr. Massaley, a veteran journalist who currently resides in the US, will speak on the ALJA’s 2017 Convention theme, “The Rule of Law: Recipe for a Peaceful and Stable Liberia,” at the association’s Annual Benefit Banquet.A press release from the association quoting the ALJA National President, Moses D. Sandy, said the theme is relevant due to ALJA’s commitment to help foster the continuance of the peace Liberians have come to enjoy over the last 12 years, as anything to the contrary will equally affect the entire fabric of the Liberian society, including its vibrant media.Mr. Sandy said Mr. Massaley is in a better position to explain to his fellow journalists what it means to have a peaceful and stable country, having served as PUL President during Liberia’s turbulent period.Sandy announced that the convention’s business session is expected to take place at the Harvest Center International Church in Wilmington, while the benefit banquet will be held at the prestigious Bella Vita Ballroom in Newark, Delaware.Delegates to the convention have already started arriving in the U.S., among them PUL’s president Charles Coffey and Mr. E. Blamo Robinson, former Assistant Director General for News and Radio at the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS).Others from Liberia and other regions of the Americas are expected to arrive this week.This year’s convention, Mr. Sandy noted, will also include the election of a new corps of officers for the next two years in line with the association’s elections guidelines.Mr. Gardea V. Woodson, ALJA’s current National Secretary General, is not seeking re-election. ALJA’s last national leadership election was conducted in October 2015 in New Castle, Delaware.The association was founded in 1998 in Washington, D.C. with the objectives of fostering peace and camaraderie among its members and the advancement of press freedom through media development in Liberia.ALJA is committed to championing the cause of good governance in Liberia through media advocacy, said the release.In 2004, ALJA crumbled due to an internal rift in the membership. After ten years of dormancy, the organization was resuscitated in 2014. Since then, ALJA remains a vigorous non-profit organization with a 501c (3) tax exempt status.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Hampton Court/Windsor Castle rice lands flooded

first_img− pumps out of operation due to lack of fuelRice farmers living in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) continue to struggle to upkeep the industry and are constantly battling many challenges, including excessive water in their rice fields.The condition of the dams in the area leading to the rice fieldsThose living in the Hampton Court and Windsor Castle areas are predominately affected and many are blaming the situation on the negligence of the Region Two administration. Hundreds of acres of rice lands are reportedly inundated with water.Another affected farmer pointing to the clogged trenchAdded to the flooding, farmers are also struggling with the deplorable condition of the dams leading to the rice lands.The affected farmers explained that they are forced to incur additional expenses to pump water out of their fields, in an effort to save their rice crop – which, for many, is their only source of income.When Guyana Times visited the affected areas on Tuesday, the water on the lands matched the level of the water in the nearby drainage trenches. The farmers explained that they would soon be harvesting and the water would affect their harvest.They also said the pumps that were put into operation to assist the area are currently out of order, allegedly due to a lack of fuel. They said too that the Windsor Castle pump is in need of a filter.One farmer disclosed that the pump attendant at Windsor Castle is known to be disrespectful and would often shun the farmers when they ask questions.The businessmen are calling for immediate intervention by the Agriculture Ministry and the Region Two administration to save their crops.Acting Regional Chairman Nandranie Coonjah, when contacted, confirmed that there is sufficient fuel to fill the pumps, but there is a lack of transportation and labourers.She also disclosed that machinery, including the region’s tractor and plough are currently inoperable, awaiting repairs.Reports were forwarded to the Agriculture Ministry, officials from the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) and Regional Accounting Officer Rupert Hopkinson, to follow up on the issue.last_img read more

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PPP Presidential Candidate gives support to fishermen’s families

first_imgSuspected piracyThe People’s Progressive Party/Civic Presidential Candidate, Irfaan Ali on Sunday visited the families of fishermen in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), who were victims of a suspected piracy attack.Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali meeting with a relative of one of the piracy victimsOn October 5, four men went off to sea in a vessel – Sara 1. Over the past few days, the bodies of two of the men were recovered while the other two are still missing.Dead are Kawal Kissoon also called “Ajai” of Letter Kenny Village, Corentyne, and Otto Lamar Petrie of Lot 90 Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant, Berbice. Missing are Marvin Tamesar also called “Buddy” and Bin Laden of Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant and Vishnu Seeram called “Kevin”.After meeting with the aggrieved relatives, Ali said: “This is really a sad situation here and the stories from the families is one that tells us how much more we have to do as a people and as a country in the way we approach situations also.”Dead: Kawal Kissoon called “Ajai”He stated that from the perspective of grieving family members, there has been little action to provide any form of rescue for the fishermen.“Since the last incident last year, we heard of a Quick Response Task Force in situations like these and what we’ve seen is a very limited response in the words of the communities and the families. No search and rescue operation, no chopper service, the owner of the boat has not facilitated the provision of another boat to help in the search. This is what is told by the families in the communities,” he disclosed.According to Ali, there is presently no system to strategically locate the missing men. He urged the relevant authorities to step in at this time, since counselling and other services will be necessary.“From all that you’re hearing, there is no system in place to help these people or in terms of emergency, tracking, monitoring, search and rescue operations….These are four families we’re talking about, large families. All the families are saying to us that they’re left in the dark…I want to call on the authorities to take this very seriously. There will be a lot that is need. A lot of counselling will be needed.”Dead: Marvin Tamesar called “Buddy”The body of 36-year-old Kissoon was discovered on Friday with his hands bound behind his back and his feet tied together on the Abary Foreshore, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice). However, it was not until Saturday that his body was identified.Meanwhile, the body of 20-year-old Otto Lamar Petrie of Lot 90 Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant, was discovered on Sunday at the same location. This discovery was made by a search party which was led by police officers. Petrie’s body was in an advanced state of decomposition. His hands and feet were also bound.The two men, along with Marvin Tamesar also called “Buddy” and “Bin Laden”, 20, of Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant, and Vishnu Seeram called “Kevin”, 20, also of the same village, left from a wharf at Number 65 Village for sea aboard Sara 1 – a fishing vessel owned by Sharanand Rabindranauth of Number 68 Village, Corentyne.Sara 1 was found on the foreshore at Wellington Park, Corentyne, on Friday afternoon but none of the crew members were found at that time.last_img read more

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Reborn Harvick proves his mettle

first_imgOn Friday, when Kevin Harvick was downcast after a difficult practice session, telling Childress he thought he had “a 10th- or 15th-place car,” Childress replied: “You can win it.” It was an infectious thought that Harvick took to heart. After struggling through much of Sunday’s race, Harvick found himself in seventh when a crash brought out a red flag on lap 196 of what was scheduled to be a 200-lap event. As Harvick sat in his No. 29 Chevrolet, he told his team over the radio, “I’m gonna win this thing.” The race went to a two-lap overtime sprint and Harvick was still sixth, locked in a huge, scary pack of cars, after the first heart-thumping lap around the 2.5-mile oval. But, with drafting help from Matt Kenseth and RCR teammate Jeff Burton, Harvick somehow wound up winning, beating Mark Martin by the length of a hood as cars crashed and banged behind them. It was more than a win for Harvick and Childress, though. It was more validation of their decision midway through last season to remain together. The 31-year-old Harvick, who stepped into the Nextel Cup ride a year early because of the death of seven-time champion and fan favorite Dale Earnhardt in the 2001 Daytona 500, came to a crossroads in 2006. He was working on the final year of his original contract with Childress and trying to decide, in the wake of a couple of pretty bad seasons for RCR, if staying was the right way to go. “Until the contract was signed, there was limbo,” said Harvick’s wife, Delana. “Richard and Kevin were always open and honest with each other about where they stood. But, for me, watching it play itself out in the media was a little disheartening because there were a lot of things said that weren’t true and I didn’t want that to affect the team. “But the ink wasn’t even dry yet and there was a whole new mind-set of that team because they know it’s for real, they know he’s coming back and that they’re all pulling the right direction. I think you can see that from that point to the end of last year. Things just took off. With the renewed commitment by Harvick and Childress and some critical leadership from Burton, things turned around at RCR, with Harvick winning five races and the two drivers making the Chase for the championship and raising expectations for this year and beyond. The only previous RCR win in the Daytona 500 was by Earnhardt in 1998. Childress, who spent more than 17 seasons with his close friend Earnhardt as his driver, said this win says more about Harvick than anything he has done since their contact was extended through 2009. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – During the weeks leading up to the Daytona 500, Richard Childress kept telling his race team he had a feeling they were going to win NASCAR’s biggest event. “We had a luncheon for our 400 employees about four weeks ago and I told them I just had a gut feeling we were going to win it,” Childress said Monday. last_img read more

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Hospital supports fight against arthritis

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. WHITTIER — More than 1,000 people, including a 200-member contingent from Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier, will take part in the Arthritis Foundation’s sixth annual Arthritis Walk at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Wadsworth Great Lawn in Brentwood. Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital’s team of walkers, the largest team expected at the event, hopes to raise $50,000 in individual and corporate contributions, organizers said Thursday. “It’s such a worthy cause,” said Linda Carlson-Hewitt, administrative coordinator for Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. “With the walk, a lot of people in the team found out that some of their co-workers or some family members have arthritis,” she said. The hospital also will directly donate $10,000 to the foundation.last_img read more

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Morata: I’m tempted by the Premier League… but I want to return to Real Madrid

first_img1 Alvaro Morata Arsenal’s hopes of signing Alvaro Morata have received a blow after he revealed his desire to prove his worth at Real Madrid next season.Morata is being heavily linked with a return to the Bernabeu this summer, with Real expected to activate their £23m buy-back clause for the Juventus striker.Arsenal were planning to agree to buy Morata off Real straight away for around £40m, but despite talking up a move to the Premier League, the 23-year-old insists he would prefer to play in the Spanish capital next season.“Of course, returning to Real Madrid is what I’d like best,” Morata told AS.“This is my desire, to win with Real Madrid, but there are some extraordinary players already at the club, and what I want is to play and feel important.“Next season, I’ll play for the team who give me the greatest opportunities to do that.“I have a few offers in England and I’m tempted, not just because of the salary. I think the Premier League would be a great achievement for me, given my characteristics.”last_img read more

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Liverpool target up for sale, but there is a catch

first_imgGremio are willing to sell Inter Milan and Liverpool target Luan – but only if they can keep him on loan until January.The forward is currently one of the standout players in Brazil and he is set for a big move to Europe in the future.Inter Milan and Liverpool are the two favourites to sign the 24-year-old, but more recently Stoke City have been linked with an audacious move.Gremio are resigned to losing their star striker, however they have now revealed if that happened they would like to keep him on loan for another six months.“There are many teams interested in Luan, from all over Europe,” Gremio’s vice-president Odorico Roman told FCInterNews.“There’s nothing concrete though, so I can’t name the clubs and it wouldn’t be fair to publicly reveal their intentions.“For us, the ideal would be to sell him now but keep him until the end of the season in December.“The countries [interested in him]? England, Spain, France, Italy, Russia and Germany.” 1 Luan of Gremio is wanted by a number of European clubs last_img read more

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GAA NEW – ST.NAUL’S CLUB NOTES

first_imgNaomh Naille Club NotesSlotto: There was no winner of the Slotto this week. The consolation prize of €80 went to Alan Mc Groary, Drimarone. Numbers drawn were 6 3 7 1 2 4 5. Next week’s Jackpot will be €370.Games: The U10’s will have a great opportunity this Sunday to play in Mac Cumhaill Park in Ballybofey this Sunday just a week after Donegal bet Tyrone there. They will play MacCumhaill’s at 12.15pm so if all players could be there before 12pm. The U12 girls will also be playing MacCumhaill’s on the same day at 1pm so they will all need to be der by 12.30. Unfortunately there will be no bus on this occasion.The U10’s will also be hosting another home blitz on Saturday the 8th of June at 11am in Mountcharles. Killybegs and Ballyshannon will be travelling to us for that. All help from Parents again would be greatly appreciated and also if any Senior Ladies/Men could help out on this morning it would be appreciated also.The U12 boys will start their games off next Monday 3rd at home to Four Masters at 6.30 in Mountcharles.The club would like to congratulate some of our underage players who have been picked on county panels, such as, Enda O Haigen (U12/14) who played at half time on Sunday at the Donegal game, well done Enda. To Daragh Kelly and Gavin Mulreany who are doing very well on the County U15 development squad and to Daniel Brennan who has been picked on the U16 County panel. Well done to you all boys, keep the good work up! The senior men our out this weekend against Ballyshannon, they were very unfortunate at the weekend against Downings not to come home with 2 points as it ended in a draw but at least it’s another point to add to the table and they are still undefeated in the league. The seniors have been drawn away to Carndonagh in the first round of the championship which will be on the 9th of June.A great win this evening for the St. Nauls ladies down in Gweedore in a very entertaining match. It was a very hard fought battle against a great team but the girls game out the winners scoring 4-12 to 2-16. Well done to the panel of 20 that travelled down was a great team effort and everyone fought hard to the very end. Which leaves them 2nd on the table with 2 games in hand. They will play one of these games away to Letterkenny Gaels this Sunday. Good luck to all teams out in action this week.I would like to ask all managers/coaches again of all underage teams to send me on any match details of when games are on, results etc. So that I can advertise, wish them luck or congratulate the teams in the club notes. Contact me on 0879836145 or alishamc_brearty@hotmail.com. GAA NEW – ST.NAUL’S CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 28th, 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:St Naul’s Club noteslast_img read more

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