Saulong plan: Body attack

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments According to head trainer Joven Jimenez, who trains both Saulong and Ancajas at their Survival Camp in Brgy. Ramirez, Magallanes in Cavite, there are loopholes in Iwasa’s defense which they intend to pounce on.“He (Saulong) must cut the ring and fight at close range to negate Iwasa’s height and reach advantage,” Jimenez said in Filipino. “He will target the body.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith Iwata’s reputation as a stylist, Jimenez expects him to move a lot and avoid a slugfest despite being the heavier puncher based on record, 16 knockouts in 24 wins and two losses.Saulong, who hails from Occidental Mindoro and resides in Santa Rosa, Laguna, totes a 21-2-1 slate with eight KOs and is ready to go the full 12 rounds. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Ernesto Saulong hopes to follow Jerwin Ancajas’ path to success when he challenges Ryosuke Iwasa for the International Boxing Federation junior featherweight crown at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on March 1.His morale boosted by the fourth successful IBF junior bantamweight title defense of stable mate Ancajas in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Feb. 4, Saulong said the fight plan is up for execution against the southpaw Japanese champion.ADVERTISEMENT The 28-year-old Saulong will be accompanied by Jimenez and his manager, engineer-businessman Ariel Araja, when he leaves for Tokyo this Sunday. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img 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 Regatta cup charts different course Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

We cannot go on with an illegal Government, punitive measures must be applied now

first_imgDear Editor,The present shenanigans by Granger and crew is a direct violation of Article 106 (6) and (7) of the Constitution of this country. It has been seven months to the date of a Successful NCM, but the Government of David Granger remains intact. We have seen the PNC-led Government trying every which way to circumvent this aspect of the Constitution, with their lying excuses, absolutely nothing has changed. There have been several rulings by our final appellate court, the CCJ, and not one, I repeat not one of its rulings has been adhered to.In all of this, Granger can consider himself “successful” because his Government has remained in office without any change or respect for the Constitution or any ruling of the final court. He can also consider himself a clever fox in outsmarting the Opposition Leader in every aspect of a successful no-confidence vote on his Government, so, Granger and his cabal persist.So, let us for one final time, review the occurrences of this Government since the December 21, 2018, NCM;1. A successful passage of a No-Confidence Motion and the automatic activation of Articles 106 (6) and (7)2. The Granger Government appealed the matter, hoping for a favourable response from the Court.3. The Chief Justice ruled that the NCM was valid and the Government has to resign and call elections.4. The PNC-led Government then appealed the High Court ruling to our Court of Appeal which in part granted them a reprieve in that the Appeal Court erroneously stated that 34 constitutes a majority vote to topple the Government.5. The Opposition then went on to the CCJ, which is our final court on the matter. The CCJ upheld every aspect of the rulings of the High Court of Guyana including the matter of the unilateral appointment of the GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice Patterson, on the grounds that his appointment was illegal, null and void.6. The Granger Government was asked by the CCJ to respect the constitutional ruling of Articles 106 (6) and (7).7. To date, Granger has not honoured any of the CCJ’s ruling, but has remained in office illegally since.Now, this is the position we have come to in our country, where we have a President who is illegally occupying his post and presiding over a Government that does not want to face the electorate. This is a vexing situation to which we have come and there are calls for something more serious and pressing to force him to comply with the law, this will only come in the international community issuing sanctions on the Granger regime. The ABC and E Governments must start the process of issuing travel bans, and the revocation of visas. we are also looking forward to the seizure of the assets of Government officials overseas. These and other punitive actions will force Granger to comply.Finally, Granger is still on a “three card game of tricks” with that move of not selecting a nominee submitted by the Opposition Leader. Instead of selecting a name from the Opposition’s list, he has stubbornly stalled the process with a list of his own choosing, which is another blatant violation of the Constitution of Guyana. The Constitution of Guyana emphatically states that the President must choose a name from the list submitted by the Opposition. Granger will have none of that, which is a very sad and dangerous place to be.Now, it is very clear that this President is hell-bent on having his way, and his mistaken belief that nothing can be done about it, well I have news for Mr Granger.This is what is going to happen come midnight on Monday, July 15, 2019, if a name is not selected by Granger, and I am speaking of a name from Jagdeo’s list, not one from Granger’s list. If Granger does not select a name from the Opposition Leader’s list, then Jagdeo will have one recourse and that is to call on the assistance of the United Nations to intervene.They have the right to intervene in the domestic affairs of any country that has a dictator regime as its Head and one who refuses to respect the rule of law. Guyana is a signatory to the UN Charter on such matters, so they must adhere to the UN Charter.The Opposition Leader also has the option of calling on the UN to send in troops to supervise the process, because we do not have faith in a “kith and kin”. Security forces to supervise a free and fair process or a process free from fear. I rest my case.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

Rotary Skate Park receives $9,000 from North Peace Savings and Credit Union

first_imgIn a release, North Peace Savings and Credit Union CEO Mitchel Chilcott says, “This initiative shows what a community can accomplish when we all work together. North Peace Savings and Credit Union is proud to contribute $9,000 to this community feature, which will give young people and skateboarding enthusiasts a place to be active and enjoy themselves.”The skate park, which is expected to be completed near the end of September, is a joint initiative on behalf of a number of organizations including the City of Fort St. John, the Sports Council of Fort St. John and the Rotary Club of Fort St. John. – Advertisement –last_img

At least 4 dead in Mahaicony accident

first_imgAt least four persons have been confirmed dead in the accident at Fairfield, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, Region Five.Guyana Times understands that a Route 50 minibus collided with a beverage distribution truck.Both vehicles were said to be speeding at the time of the accident.The four individuals died on the spot. Other persons were rushed to the hospital.last_img

Salah seeks first goal at AFCON in Egypt

first_img0Shares0000Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah attempts to unleash a trademark left-foot shot in the Africa Cup of Nations victory over Zimbabwe © AFP/File / Khaled DESOUKICAIRO, Egypt, Jun 25 – Superstar Mohamed Salah gets a second chance to score his first goal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when hosts Egypt face the Democratic Republic of Congo in Group A on Wednesday.The recent Champions League winner with Liverpool was unable to convert several chances against Zimbabwe last Friday as Egypt won 1-0 in the opening match of the tournament. “Mohamed Salah was among those who missed chances, but I was satisfied with our performance,” admitted Mexican coach Javier Aguirre.Victory over the Congolese, who performed poorly when losing 2-0 to Uganda, could clinch a last-16 place for the Egyptians with one match to spare.Here, AFP Sport previews the Group A double-header with Uganda playing Zimbabwe in the first match in Cairo, and the Group B showdown between Nigeria and Guinea in Alexandria.Egypt v DR CongoAfter four days of small crowds, a capacity 75,000 crowd is expected in Cairo to cheer Egypt as they seek a third win in four Cup of Nations meetings with the DR Congo.There will be contrasting pressures on the teams with the Pharaohs eyeing a second-round place and the Leopards fighting for survival after a horror first outing.“We must learn to handle the pressure of being among the favourites in order to realise our goal of becoming African champions,” said Aguirre.DR Congo came to Egypt as one of the most unpredictable qualifiers having finished third in 2015 only to make a timid quarter-final exit two years ago.“We let our country down against Uganda,” confessed captain Youssouf Mulumbu. “It was a bitter lesson for us and we plan to correct the situation quickly.”Uganda v ZimbabweThe Congolese suffered a surprise loss to Uganda © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOHaving won a Cup of Nations match for the first time in 41 years, Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre has warned his Cranes against overconfidence when they confront Zimbabwe.“It was wonderful to win after such a long time, but we must keep our feet on the ground and remain humble and focused,” warned the Frenchman.“I was very impressed by Zimbabwe against Egypt and nothing less than a top-class performance from us will deliver three more points.”Should Uganda and Egypt triumph, both will be guaranteed last-16 places, leaving Zimbabwe and DR Congo to try and fill one of four spots reserved for the best third-place finishers.“Our brave performance against Egypt is history and only a victory over Uganda will bring us back into contention for automatic qualification,” said Zimbabwe coach Sunday Chidzambwa.Guinea v NigeriaNeither team impressed in their Group B openers with Nigeria one-goal winners over debutants Burundi and the defensive weaknesses of Guinea exposed when held by Madagascar, another newcomer.Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr blamed illness for a lacklustre showing and it took an exquisite backheel pass from Ola Aina to set up substitute Odion Ighalo for a late 1-0 win.“Some players started training only a few days before the match after becoming ill due to the change in climate from wet Nigeria to hot Egypt,” said Rohr.“We are thrilled to be here after failing to qualify for the last two Cup of Nations and I expect a much better performance against a very good Guinea side.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThis feature is dedicated to some very special people I met last weekend. Their collective name is Little Mascots, their individual stories, so very different.BY JOANNE SWEENEY-BURKE Meanwhile in the competitor arena 11 men weighing in at 14-stone each stood side by side with their countries flags flapping in the wind.Each fighting to lift the title of Europe’s Strongest Man Under 90kg.Erin Harrold from Ballybofey had prepared posters to support her finalist Wallace Clarke, while Thomas White brought presents for his little mascot Christian McCullagh and that evening proudly showed his photos with Christian and his parents.The sight of Europe’s Strongest Men with some of Europe’s strongest kids, albeit at different levels of strength, was a sight to behold. “I can’t explain the impact the Little Mascots had on our Strongmen,” said Dave Warner, co-organiser of the event. “These giants of strength were brought to tears meeting and getting to know their little Mascots.”A few special mentions are warranted in this blog post and everyone will understand why I take this risk.Erin Gallagher has battled her way back from Leukaemia but stood tall in stature alongside her finalist and Ireland’s Strongest Man Gavin Redmond.Erin Harrold just doesn’t stop smiling despite living with Spina Bifida and confined to a wheelchair. A proud supporter of Wallace Clarke, Erin watchd the entire event from the sidelines.Little Eoin McGinley shys away from the limelight, but his story is one of huge bravery after arriving in the world at just 26 weeks old and losing his twin brother Caolan. However, he made quite an impact on his finalist Shay Ryan from Co. Wexford and who holds the title of Ireland’s Strongest Man Under 90kg.Christian McCullagh has battled and has a battle ahead with a kidney transplant looming in October. His donor is his Dad. Four-year old Sarah McFeely has Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy and was the leader in the pack as she led Head Referee and former World Strongman Darren Saddler onto the field of play. Delighted with the atmosphere and absorbing the occasion Sarah is a little fighter.14-year old Ruaidhri McConigley from Downings was presented with an official athlete’s t-shirt by Dave Warner, co-organiser. His strength of character in his fight against Scoliosis or severe curvature or spine since he was two, inspire his parents and those around him.Little Livvy with her sparkle and charm arrived ready for her role. The six-year old from Ramelton has Dyspraxia but according to her Dad enjoys most things despite not having the dexterity, balance, coordination and concentration of her peers.And not forgetting Kyle Gallagher, Cody Laverty, Gavin Friel, Jake Coleman and Erika Higgins who completed our fantastic Little Mascots. You wore the title so well and we look forward to watching you on the TV! No words can describe the sight of the Litter Figthers with the Strongmen – and for Europe’s Strongest Men they were overwhelmed exposing there softer side.To the mum’s and dad’s of all the Little Mascots you too inspire us.THE BRAVEST LITTLE STRONG PEOPLE IN ALL OF DONEGAL – A TRIBUTE was last modified: September 17th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Murder charge decades later

first_img “Finally, someone is going to pay for what they did to my brother,” said Colon’s sister, Esther. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He was quite surprised to be visited by the police department at his home for something that occurred a number of years ago,” Smallman said. Colon was shot during a racially charged clash between Hispanics and Italians in June 1973 in Brooklyn, according to authorities. Alini, an Italian-American, allegedly fired his gun from a rooftop into a crowd and struck Colon, a Puerto Rican. Alini and a second suspect were charged with attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment. A jury convicted both men but an appeals court overturned the verdict because the judge erred by allowing one attorney to represent both defendants. The men pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment in 1978 and served three year sentences. The second defendant was killed in 1980s in an unsolved homicide, officials said. NEW YORK – A suspect was charged Friday with murder in the death last year of a man who had been shot 32 years earlier during a racial dispute. Jose Colon, 47, died from infections related to gunshot wounds suffered when he was 15, a medical examiner ruled. The shooting paralyzed Colon from the neck down. Ralph Alini, who already served three years for the shooting, was arrested Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on a second-degree murder charge. The 54-year-old from Staten Island was ordered held without bail. Defense attorney Philip J. Smallman told reporters outside court that he would challenge the medical examiner’s homicide finding. He said his client was shocked by his arrest. last_img read more


first_imgJoe Brolly has said that if Tyrone introduced puke football then Kerry are the little girl from “The Exorcist”.Joe Brolly’s war of words with Kerry doesn’t look like ending anytime soon, and he has launched another stinging attack on them in his column with Gaelic Life. Brolly was on the receiving end of some stick from Kieran Donaghy at the end of last week’s All-Ireland final, because of an article he wrote a few months previous saying the production line was dead in Kerry.However, what seems to be irking Brolly is the belief from Kerry supporters or former players such as Pat Spillane that suggest Kerry won last week’s decider against Donegal by sticking to their traditional core principles. However, it was clear they engaged in a blanket defence strategy, which ultimately led to a very poor All-Ireland final with scores at a premium.Brolly has said that if Tyrone introduced puke football then Kerry were the little girl in “The Exorcist” whose head revolves as machine guns the walls with a torrent of vomit.Brolly wrote,  “Gaelic football is now a race to the bottom. The debate about system v more skilful individuals has been emphatically settled.“Jimmy’s monster is already sweeping through club football. “Now that it has the endorsement of the Kingdom, that process will accelerate.“They will celebrate in Kerry, but for the first time ever, no one else will.But no one outside of the county wants any part of Sunday’s joyless, ugly travesty. So, well done Kerry, but you can get off your high horse now.“Maybe it’s only puke football if someone else is playing it.BROLLY – “TIME FOR KERRY TO GET OFF THAT HIGH HORSE” was last modified: September 29th, 2014 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:Defencedonegalgaelic lifeJOE BROLLYKerrynewsSportSystemslast_img read more


first_imgA young Donegal student won’t have any problems with her fees anywhere – she’s just won €30,000 on TV’s Winning Streak.Laura Dowds from Newtowningcunningham won €10K in the first round of the hit National Lottery show.And then she added another €20k. She didn’t get to Spin the Wheel to win a million, but declared she was “very happy indeed” with the cash she did win.The LYIT student travelled to Dublin with friends and family and is just the latest winner on the show from Donegal.It was the first time she had entered the competition – by sending in a winning scratch card to the TV show.  DONEGAL GIRL LAURA POCKETS €30,000 ON TV’S WINNING STREAK was last modified: October 11th, 2015 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) Tags:donegalLaura DowdsletterkennyNewtowncunninghamWinning Streaklast_img read more

Nuclear power ‘will help cut emissions’

first_img20 February 2013 South Africa plans to expand its use of nuclear power in a safe and secure way as a key part of the country’s move towards a diversified, low-carbon energy mix, says Energy Minister Dipuo Peters. “If we are serious about diversification towards a low carbon economy, we cannot belittle the role that natural gas and nuclear power can play in the realisation of that 2030 low carbon energy vision,” Peters said at the Africa Energy Indaba in Johannesburg on Tuesday. South Africa’s Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) for 2010 to 2030, a 20-year projection on the country’s electricity supply and demand, envisages 9 600 MW of additional nuclear capacity by 2030. The plan is due to be reviewed soon.Fukushima nuclear accident The government was in the process of finalising the IRP when the Fukushima nuclear accident occurred in 2011. Following the accident, the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) conducted safety re-assessments of the country’s existing installations, the Safari-1 research reactor in Pelindaba west of Pretoria, and the Koeberg nuclear power station in Cape Town. In June, the NNR announced that the country’s nuclear installations could withstand natural events. South Africa is a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency and had signed up for stress tests to ascertain whether its reactors were vulnerable to natural causes like tsunamis. Last week, the agency ended their peer review mission to South Africa – their first visit to a country with an existing nuclear programme. “We need to ensure that energy security is pursued as a catalyst for economic growth and prosperity throughout the continent,” Peters told the Energy Indaba on Tuesday.Renewable energy programme South Africa’s IRP also envisages about 42% of electricity generated in the country coming from renewable resources. The Department of Energy, under its renewable energy programme for independent power producers, last year selected bidders for a total of 2 614 MW of solar and wind energy to be added to the country’s power grid by 2016. Peters said the department was about to enter the next phase of the programme, which seeks to procure 3 625 MW of renewable energy in total. The minister added that her department had installed 335 000 solar water systems as it moved towards its target of 1-million by the end of 2014. Peters also spoke about the need to equip young people on the continent with knowledge and skills in science and engineering, and in the energy sector in particular. “Partners in the private sector should collaborate with government in finding solutions to address the brain drain,” she said. Source: read more