PH’s Romero Duno outpoints Mexican foe in lightweight bout

first_imgHighlights: Romero Duno and Gilberto Gonzalez fought their hearts out tonight! #GBPonESPN @fantasysprings #loveboxing pic.twitter.com/Tburh8OqXm— Golden Boy Boxing (@GoldenBoyBoxing) May 18, 2018Filipino lightweight Romero Duno continued his winning ways after beating Gilberto Gonzalez of Mexico Friday (Manila time) in the main event of the Golden Boy on ESPN card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDuno won by unanimous decision, outpointing Gonzalez in their 10-round bout, 97-93, 97-93, 98-92.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Duno took control early before asserting himself even more in the latter rounds, where a worn-down Gonzalez had no answer.Duno improved its record to 17-1, 14 knockouts while Gonzalez, who has won 22 of his 26 fights by stoppage, absorbed his fifth loss.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ All three judges scored the bout unanimously for Romero Duno! #GBPonESPN @fantasysprings. What a #war! pic.twitter.com/1iY1TFAG1m— Golden Boy Boxing (@GoldenBoyBoxing) May 18, 2018The 22-year-old Duno has now won his last eight fights, including a second-round knockout over erstwhile unbeaten Christian Gonzalez in March of last year.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Houston’s P.J. Tucker’s unique style a hit on, off the courtlast_img read more

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Collective effort helps NLEX fill void left by stars Ravena, Alas

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments All 12 Road Warriors who played scored led by import Arnett Moultrie, who tallied game-highs of 26 points and 16 rebounds. Alex Mallari added 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals, Juami Tiongson had a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists while Rios, Ighalo and Monfort combined for 18 points.NLEX had 35 assists and played tremendous defense down the stretch where they forced Blackwater to miss all of its 10 field goal attempts in the final five minutes and 23 seconds.READ: Remorseful Kiefer out of PBA for 18 months Ravena and Alas were in attendance at Araneta Coliseum and the two couldn’t keep a smile off their faces seeing their teammates rise to the challenge.“I’m really happy because even when I was still playing this conference we were still trying so hard to fill the void left by Kevin and now it’s the two of us so everybody is trying to fill the void and Kevin and I are integral parts of the offense and seeing them having 35 assists, just goes to show the team can do it,” Ravena said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film “Our teammates stepped up and I’m happy. I hope they will continue to step up because this is a big opportunity for them,” said Alas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Depleted and all, NLEX still came through the way even without its star guards Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Road Warriors were without their two best locals with Ravena serving an 18-month suspension from Fiba after testing positive for banned substances in the World Anti-Doping Agency List, and the injured Alas still recovering from a torn ACL.It took a collective effort to fill the holes left by Ravena and Alas and NLEX drew contributions from across the board in their win over the Blackwater Elite on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: NLEX guard Kevin Alas out for 8 months due to ACL injury“We try to get something out of everybody. We’re squeezing the players who haven’t been playing that much before,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao after a 93-89 victory. “Guys like Jansen Rios played a really good game, quality minutes for us today. Kenneth Ighalo, Emman Monfort just mentioning those guys who need to come off the bench and take up the slack left by Kiefer and Kevin.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours At French Open, Osaka balances tennis and PlayStationlast_img read more

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Tiger Woods pulls out of Bay Hill with neck strain

first_imgCarpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES This is the first time the 43-year-old Woods has withdrawn from a tournament in two years, shortly before his fourth back surgery to fuse his lower spine.Woods is an eight-time winner at Bay Hill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe says he hopes to be ready the following week for The Players Championship.Woods has played three times this year, with his best finish a tie for 10th in Mexico City. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1st female gamers qualify for NBA 2K League draft pool Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying FILE – US golfer Tiger Woods waits for his turn on the green of the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA World Golf Championship, at Chapultepec’s Golf Club in Mexico City on February 23, 2019. (Photo by Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP)ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.Woods announced his decision Monday on Twitter. He says his lower back is fine and he has no concerns over the long run. Woods says he’s had the neck strain for a few weeks and it hasn’t improved with treatment to the point he feels he can play.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Japanese Grant Assistance Produces Professional Carpenters

first_imgMr. Eduardo Moeira of UNIDO and LCU president Toure.Whoever said that “if you give a hungry man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime,” might have had an idea why the Japanese Government decided to provide development assistance to Liberia, after the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country.The Japanese government realized that Liberia is still on its way to recovery from a 14-year civil war and the recent outbreak of Ebola that seriously affected the country’s path to reconstruction, leaving Liberians heavily reliant on transnational corporations (TNC) for the country’s economy.However, the Japanese government has realized that unemployment is unavailable to unskilled and semi-skilled workers and that TNC’s contribution towards creating job opportunities as well as poverty reduction has been limited. “Conflict against TNC’s has been frequently observed in concession project-affected communities (PAC).”Hence, the Japanese government, in its supplementary budget year (2016), with the implementing period (March 27-June, 2018) through UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), in the amount of US$597,000, initiated a project that aims to promote social stabilization by improving human security of the vulnerable people and communities affected by crises in close coordination with TNCs.The activities include carpentry and Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) training. The project sites are Monrovia and Margibi County; it is expected to enhance socioeconomic resilience and provide a means out of poverty.Several hundred Liberian youth, who have worked along with the Liberia Carpentry Union (LCU), have been assisted to develop their skills in carpentry, while some of their leaders have gained training in Japan, under Japanese government’s assistance.According to Mohammad Toure, president of the LCU, the Japanese government’s assistance has been tremendous. “We chose 60 young people from communities that are near concessionaire areas, such as Margibi, Grand Bassa, and Montserrado counties where 300 young men were trained, with 55 of them well established.”He said with the improved work of their members to provide quality furniture, the Liberian government should implement a policy that gives Liberian carpenters the opportunity to supply 25 percent of furniture bought for ministries and agencies of government.“We want a showroom where we can display our products so that Liberians can see what we are capable of doing,” Toure said. He commended the Government of Japan for carving a pathway for Liberians who are prepared to learn carpentry and get themselves out of poverty.Toure told the Daily Observer that his Union is dialoguing with authorities of the Ministry of Commerce to work out an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the promise that through the Japanese assistance, Liberian carpenters will provide any quality furniture imaginable for the local market.He said at present, at least 400 Liberians, including females, have gone through a system of education, using the Booker Washington Institute (BWI). While regretting that there are challenges, Toure believes that once the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) can show the political will to empower them with their demands, LCU members will have a sustainable route out of poverty.Mohamed S. Turay, vice president of the LCU, told journalists that he was opportune to travel to Japan with assistance from the Japanese government. “What I learned in Japan has motivated me a lot and I am imparting the knowledge to young people who are passionate about learning carpentry,” he said. The carpentry project is led by UNIDO, with Eduardo Moreira as the project’s technical advisor.“We want to appeal to the Japanese government to resume its assistance so that we can continue to develop our capacity as a way of getting many young Liberians out of grinding poverty,” Turay said.Japan provides approximately a US$3M grant assistance for grassroots human security projects in Liberia (2012-2018).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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‘He has to realise he’s not just playing for any old club – this is Liverpool Football Club’

first_img Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli 1 Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli may be only ten games into his Anfield career but that has not stopped fans and pundits alike proclaiming the Italian is not good enough for the club.Back in August the £16million purchase was seen by many as a bargain price for a player who has won the Premier League and Champions League, but it appears the deal has already gone sour for many former Reds stars.Balotelli failed to fire again in the 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid which resulted in him being subbed at half-time and he then made matters worse by swapping shirts with defender Pepe as they entered the tunnel.Everyone has an opinion on the controversial striker, so talkSPORT’s Expert Eye takes a look at what former Liverpool stars had to say about the struggling Italian star.“I’d be surprised to see him here next season. It was just a panic [buy]; they needed someone. They left it too late and they’ve bought different players in different positions instead of maybe going out, not spending the whole Suarez money on one player, but buying two or three big players.”– Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher claims Balotelli will be sold by next season.“I don’t blame Mario Balotelli – I blame Brendan Rodgers for bringing him here. How he thought he could turn around a player that [Jose] Mourinho, [Roberto] Mancini, [Cesare] Prandelli have all washed their hands of… There’s a reason when you go to the supermarket and things are half price. Why on earth they went for him, I’ll never know. They should have just left him alone. The fact he went and got him, it just doesn’t make any sense to me.”– Former Reds midfielder Jame Redknapp questions the “calculated risk” Brendan Rodgers took on the striker.“He still has a future at Liverpool. The fans are some of the most patient, but he has to realise he’s playing at Liverpool Football Club, not just any other club.”– Liverpool hero Ian Rush tells talkSPORT the striker will stay at Anfield.“I don’t know whether he has any brain to make the right decision. You never watch Mario Balotelli and think ‘Wow, he’s put a real stint in’. There has to be something more than ‘I just can’t be bothered to run around’.”– Ex-Liverpool manager and player Graeme Souness questions Balotelli’s attributes.“I’d still start Balotelli at the weekend. I’m not a big fan of his but he has more class than most. Harsh to put all the blame on him.”– Former Kop star Michael Owen claims Liverpool’s troubles are not all the Italian’s fault.last_img read more

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California native dies in Afghanistan

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. – A 42-year-old soldier became the first Kentucky National Guardsman killed in U.S. operations in Afghanistan, Guard officials said Saturday. Capt. Clayton Lee Adamkavicius, a California native, was fatally wounded Thursday by small-arms fire while he was investigating a weapons cache soldiers found in the Uruzghan Province in the central part of the country. He was assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, which is based in Barbourville, Ky. Adamkavicius had served with the Kentucky Guard since 1986. It was his third deployment, Guard officials said. Adamkavicius is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of Louisville. His father, Edmond Adamkavicius, lives in Pasadena, and he has a daughter who lives in Nevada. National Guard officials said Saturday that Adamkavicius’ family did not wish to speak with reporters. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAdamkavicius is the 11th and highest-ranking Kentucky Army National Guard soldier killed in the war on terrorism, which includes U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Funeral arrangements were pending. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Couple who ran drug-dealing business from home spared jail

first_imgA couple who ran a drug-dealing business from their Letterkenny home have been given a second chance by a Judge.Alison Denton and Kevin O’Neill were caught with a range of drugs including heroin and cannabis at their home at Meadowbank Park, Letterkenny. Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how the pair had both previously been drug addicts who left Dublin to get clean.But they claimed that they were tempted back onto drugs when a man called to their home asking them to sell drugs for them in Letterkenny.Detective Garda Joe Keely told the court that Gardai received information about the couple’s drug-dealing business and raided their home.They found heroin buried in a container n their back garden as well as various amounts of cannabis resin hidden in a wheelie bin and in a spice jar.Ms Denton was found to have a ‘tick list’ of all the people whom they were supplying and selling drugs to.The couple claimed that they were trying to get clean but that a stranger had called to their home who knew of their past connection with drugs and said he wanted to know if the drugs he had were good enough to sell.They began dealing together and the man, whose identity was not revealed in court, would give O’Neill €100 worth of heroin for every €500 he would sell.The court heard how both had come from difficult backgrounds but were dedicated to eachother and were now keeping a roof over their heads and had a daughter.O’Neill, aged 50, had married at just 16 years old, tried heroin at 17 and become an addict while growing up in Portarlington in Co Laois.He had 50 previous convictions for a range of offences including burglary, assault, drugs and public order.Ms Denton, aged 33, was originally from Tallaght and her brother had also died from drug addiction.The court was told that neither had since come to garda attention since being caught with the drugs haul – €972 worth of heroin and cannabis resin with a value of €16,256.Judge John O’Hagan said he had a decision to make if he was to jail the couple but said he was going to take a “leap of faith.”He sentenced them to two and half years each but said he was suspending that sentence in each case.However, he warned them “I’m going to give you a chance. I’m leaving the decision up to you. – I’m going to give you a suspended sentence but if you do commit a crime then you will serve two and half years then that little daughter of yours will have to go into care.”Couple who ran drug-dealing business from home spared jail was last modified: June 14th, 2017 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:Alison DentoncourtdonegaldrugsGardaiKevin O’Neillletterkennylast_img read more

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DONEGAL TD IN CLASH WITH EX-FIANNA FAIL MINISTER AS TSB RULES OUT MORTGAGE WRITE-DOWNS

first_imgFormer Fianna Fáil government Minister and Permanent TSB Public Interest Director Ray McSharry told the Oireachtas Finance Committee today that there would be no write downs for people in mortgage distress.The admission came during heated exchanges between Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty and McSharry in the Finance Committee today.Deputy Doherty has said the public interest is not being served by Ray McSharry or Margaret Hayes and called on them both to resign. Deputy Doherty said: “Today during a presentation to the Oireachtas Finance Committee by the public interest directors of Permanent TSB I challenged former Fianna Fáil Minister Ray McSharry to explain what the bank and the board of directors were doing for the growing number of people in mortgage distress.“McSharry said categorically that there would be no debt write downs for people unable to pay their mortgages.“His remarks made it very clear that Mr McSharry was representing the interests of the Bank and not the public. This is hardly surprising given that he was a board member of Bank of Ireland for 12 years up until 2005. During his tenure the bank was embroiled in the DIRT scandal and the bank’s chief executive was paid in excess of €1.5million.“McSharry’s outright rejection of any debt write-downs was all the more remarkable given that the Personal Insolvency Bill is due to conclude in the Oireachtas shortly and its provisions include the negotiation of debt write-downs to make mortgages sustainable and protect the family home. “Sinn Féin has been critical of the Personal Insolvency Bill because it gives the banks a veto over any possible agreements between lenders and borrowers.“Clearly the banks intend to use this veto on debt write downs, confirming the fears expressed by many including Sinn Féin.“The board of Permanent TSB has little interest in solving the mortgage crisis in a way that assists people to protect their family home.“The public interest is not being served by Ray McSharry or Margaret Hayes. Between them they have received a total of €510,000 in fees since 2008. It is hard to see what the public is getting in return for this money. They should both resign immediately.” DONEGAL TD IN CLASH WITH EX-FIANNA FAIL MINISTER AS TSB RULES OUT MORTGAGE WRITE-DOWNS was last modified: December 19th, 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:DONEGAL TD IN CLASH WITH EX-FIANNA FAIL MINISTER AS TSB RULES OUT MORTGAGE WRITE-DOWNSlast_img read more

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DONEGAL FAN SHOWS OFF HIS COLOURS AT TV DARTS MATCH

first_imgDONEGAL fans are popping up everywhere!The latest is this fan – Sean O’Donnell from the Rosses – who appeared in his county’s colours on Sky Sports TV coverage of the Premier League Darts in Glasgow on Thursday night.He certainly seemed to enjoy his six seconds of fame! And got a rousing round of applause from darts fans sitting around him in Glasgow where Sean now lives. DONEGAL FAN SHOWS OFF HIS COLOURS AT TV DARTS MATCH was last modified: March 29th, 2013 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)last_img read more

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COLEMAN AND MCCARTHY MAJOR DOUBTS FOR EURO 2016 DOUBLE HEADER

first_imgSeamus Coleman is a doubt for Ireland’s Euro 2016 double-header with Gibraltar and Germany.Everton stars Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy are major doubts for Ireland’s Euro 2016 double-header with Gibraltar and Germany.Killybegs native Coleman and McCarthy who qualifies to play for Ireland through his grandfather who comes from Gweedore both picked up niggling injuries against Liverpool at the weekend.Neither will play any part in Everton’s Europa League clash with Russian side Krasnodar tonight. However, Everton manager Roberto Martinez is considering asking Ireland manager Martin O’Neil to leave the duo of the Group D encounters next week.Martinez feels McCarthy is suffering from fatigue and badly needs a rest, while Coleman has picked up a number of injuries of late.However, Martinez conceded that Coleman could be OK for Everton’s trip to Manchester United at the weekend.Ireland will need the two Everton stars as they face a crucial double-header in their quest to gain qualification to next European Championships. COLEMAN AND MCCARTHY MAJOR DOUBTS FOR EURO 2016 DOUBLE HEADER was last modified: October 2nd, 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:Euro 2016evertonGermanyJames McCarthynewsseamus colemanSportlast_img read more

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